Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weekend at Dads

I just wanted to post a few pictures that I thought were a bit funny! :) We spent last weekend at my dad's and poor Conner was sick all weekend but you can't really tell in these pictures! He had a pretty high fever the whole weekend but as soon as the motrin kicked in he was perfectly fine!


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Been tooo long!

Hello!!! Sorry its been so long! I wish it were easier to get to this from my phone but its not and its hard to get on the computer these days with 2 crazy boys attacking me and the computer! Both boys are now sick which I have to say is really wearing me out. Conner has been sick with a viral infection since Friday and he is still sleeping but I'm hoping when he wakes up he will be feeling a little better. Noah just got it from his big brother and had a pretty high fever yesterday but hopefully it doesn't stick around as long as Conner has had it! The thing about viral infections is that you can't do anything for them except fluids and motrin! Makes me feel really helpless as a mom just watching Conner lay on the couch when he is my active never want to come inside child. We also put potty training on the back burner since he got sick... Not sure what's gonna happen and how he will react when we go back to it when he is feeling better. Noah being sick is the worst because he can't lay on the couch and sleep all day! He just wants mama to hold him which gets exhausting after a few hours of 25lbs of baby! He will be 11mths on Sunday which kills me! I can't believe how fast he is growing up! We had Conners party on the 10th and he was so insane that he just turned 2! Time really does go by faster when you have kids.

Let's see what else is new... Cheerleading tryouts are over and although the middle school had an issue which ill go into later overall they went pretty well and I'm excited about this upcoming year. It should be a good one if everything comes together!

Oh the little girl that I'm watching in about 10 weeks was just born yesterday!!! I'm not sure of details since Haley was pretty tired but she did say SHE IS hERE and beautiful! I'm excited about watching a little girl! I wonder what the boys will think having a little girl in the house!
Ok gotta get Noah! Ill post again later on! I did have some great grocery trips this week that I want to share!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday CONNER!!

My baby is now 2!!! I can't believe how fast it went and of course in just a month and a half I will have a 2 yr old and a 1 yr old!! Saturday's party went great and we had alot of fun! My wonderful SIL Caryn flew in for the party and surprised my FIL and Darien! I have some pictures that I will put up when I can! I made his cake which turned out great but was super frustrating! Not sure I want to try using a mold that you have to glue together with icing to work! Probably would have been easier to carve the dumb thing! Or maybe not but either way it turned out pretty well. When Noah's party come around Im sure that Conner will be confused that its not his party too! :) After this busy busy weekend I have cheerleading tryouts all week next week that I am trying to fully prepare for but its a tad overwhelming! Thank you all who came to the party and we love all of our family and friends that love our kids so much!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My new account!!

So after a little thinking on my part and dealing with $200 cash in my wallet each month Darien and decided it would be a good idea to open my own account that is connected to our joint account for groceries and my landscaping funds. With working some at the Slab, daycare starting August 10th, and cheerleading it seemed like great opportunity! Im so excited that I can't stand it! LOL God has really blesses us with this saving money stuff because we have been doing really well with our budget. We have been able to pay all of our bills and still have money left over at the end of the month!! I know this may seem stupid but living pay check to pay check wondering if we will have any money left at the end of the month was definatly not fun! OH and on another topic Conner has been pretty much potty trained during the day!! YAY!! Ok Well thats i for now because I have a ton to do today before Conners bday party tomorrow!!! AHHHHHH

Friday, May 1, 2009

Been awhile and now I can't stop posting!!

My new project!

My latest project is my yard. I have wanted to landscape practically since we moved in since there are hardly any trees and no flowers at all so I tried to add up what it would cost me and set out. I knew I couldn't really budget it into our income so I needed to make some! Currently I am working some at Marble Slab to help out and try to increase my landscaping funds! Most of what I want to do isn't too expensive and Ive been digging out the ground myself which saving money but totally hard work!! What is expensive is that I would love a dwarf Japanese maple but its the most expensive of whats on my list. I decided that I am not backing down on this and if it takes a year or two of my yard looking horrible then so be it! :) I know my mom understands this as we lived in construction for YEARS before her house was finished! Sometimes I wonder why I am putting so much effort into a house that I could possibly only be in for a few years but oh well it ads to our house's worth! :)

I need to take pictures which I will post later on this evening but my back yard now has 2 grape trees, a 4X4 garden with plenty of tomato plants, jalapeno, cucumber, strawberry, and green bean plants! As well as a few planters with another tomato that is quite a bit larger than the others, cilantro, basil, dill, more green beans, peas and babys breath!! I apparently am aquiring a green thumb! :)


Don't worry Im not going anywhere! But I do have a separate blog on saving money on that I will now be doing as a feature! No not a celebrity YET! I wanted to share the link with you guys so you could head over and check it out!

Still a crappy grocery week EXCEPT Bilo pulled through!!!

Yea I have literally gotten all of my ads this week and thought really.... This is all you can do!!! But Bi-lo pulled through with 101 BOGO deals!! I love BOGO's and I look forward to Publix BOGO deals each week but this week Bi-lo totally blew Publix out of the water! We have several freebies or money makers then some pretty good deals even without coupons!

A few other good deals that aren't on BOGO...
Ground Beef sold in 5lb packs 1.99 a lb
Boneless Bottom Round Roast 2.99 a lb

Buy One Get One Deals
Mueller’s Spaghetti Noodles 8oz at $.79
-.55/2 Mueller’s Noodles SS 3/01 or printable (makes it FREE plus overage)

Bertolli Pasta Sauce 15-24oz at $2.99
-$1.50/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, RP 4/05 (buy 2, makes it $1 ea)
-.75/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, RP 4/05 (makes it .75¢ ea)
-.60/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, RP 4/05 (makes it .30¢ ea)

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad 6.2-8.3oz at $2.19
Free Reuseable Bag wyb (2) Suddenly Salad SS 3/15
-$1/2 Suddenly Salad Dinner Made Easy Booklet (buy 2, makes it .60¢ ea)

McCormick Taco Seasoning at .95¢
-$1 off any McCormick Seasoning Blend RP 3/15 (makes 2 FREE)

Duke’s Sandwich Spreads 12oz Chicken Salad or Pineapple Cream Cheese at $3.99
-.60/1 Dukes product SS 3/22 (makes it .80¢ ea)

Cholula Hot Sauce 5oz at $3.59
-$1 off Cholula coupon on select bottles (makes it .79¢ ea)

Pompeian Extra Light or Extra Virgin Olive Oil 32oz at $10.22
-$1 off Pompeian Oil printable (makes it $4.11 ea)

Sara Lee Deluxe Bagels 22 oz select at $3.59
-$1 Sara Lee Fresh Bakery Product RP 4/26 (makes it .79¢ ea)

Arnold Bread 100% Whole Wheat or 12 Grain Bread at $3.69
-$1 off Arnold Bread March All You Mag. (makes it .84¢ ea)

Earthbound Farms Organic Salads 5-9oz at $3.99
-$1/2 Earthbound Farms Go Organiz Booket found at Publix (buy 2, makes it $1.50 ea)
-$1 off any Earthbound product printable (makes it $1 ea)

Land O Frost Variety Pack Sandwich Meats 14oz at $3.99
-.45/1 Land O Frost RP 1/04 (makes it $1.09)

Carolina Turkey, Wunderbar Bologna or Russer Cooked Ham at $4.99
-$1 off 1lb of Russer Deli Meat SS 3/29 (makes it .99¢ lb)

Oscar Mayer Wieners or Beef Franks 12-16oz at $3.29 ($1.64 ea)
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs SS 4/19 (buy 2 makes it $1.15 ea)

Shedd’s Country Crock 15oz Spreads, 10oz squeeze at $2.22
-$1/2 Shedd’s Spread RP 4/05
-.45/1 Shedd’s Spread RP 4/05 (makes it .21¢ ea)

Tai Pei Dinners 24oz at $5.99
-$1/2 Tai Pei Entrees RP 3/01 (makes it $2.49 ea)

Weight Watcher’s Frozen Treats 2-6 pack at $2.59
.55/1 Weight Watchers Smart Ones May All You Mag. (makes it .19¢ ea)
-$1/5 Smart Ones printable

Eggo Waffles at $2.38
-.75/1 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Product, RP 4/5 (makes it .44¢ ea)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Product, RP 4/5 (buy 2, makes it .69¢ ea)

Red Baron Classic, Stone Hearth, or Thin pizza at $5.19
-$1/2 Red Baron Pizza RP 3/01 (makes it $2.10 ea)

Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn 2-4 pack at $2.50
-$1/3 Orville Pop Corn SS 4/19
-.40/1 Orville Pop Corn SS 4/19 (makes it .57¢ ea)
-$1/2 Orville Pop Corn Kroger insert 3/22 (regional)
-$1 off Orville Pop Corn May All You Mag.

Stride, Trident, or Dentyne Gum 3 pack at $2.69
-$1 off Trident 3pk SS 3/08 (makes it .35¢ ea)

Lipton Gallon Tea at $3.29
-$1/2 Lipton Tea coupons on select products (buy 2 makes it $1.15 ea)

Powerade 8 pack 20oz bottles at $5.79
-$1/2 Powerade Ion4 8pks 20 oz bottles SS 3/19 (makes it $2.39 ea)

L’oreal Vive Pro Shampoo, Conditioner or Studio Stylers 6-13oz at $4.09
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive RP 4/26 (regional) (makes it $1.05 ea)

Hefty Onezip Storage or Freezer bags 13-22 ct or Sandwich bags 35ct at $2.51
-$1/2 Hefty One Zip Bags RP 3/29, 1/25
-.55/1 Hefty One Zip Bags RP 3/29, 1/25 (makes it .16¢ ea)

Cat’s Pride Cat Litter 20lb bag at $4.19
-$1 off Cats Pride printable (makes it $1.10 ea)

Meow Mix 3.15-4.2lb assorted at $4.42
-$1 off Meow Mix Dry Food RP 3/01 (makes it $1.21 ea)

Glade Aerosol at $1.27
B1G1 Glade Spray SS 4/19 (buy 2, makes it .32¢ ea)

Glass Plus Trigger 32oz at $2.49
-.50/1 Glass Plus SS 3/22, 2/08 or printable (makes it .25¢ ea)

O-Cel-O Cleaning Pad 1ct at $1.31
-.75/2 O-Cel-O Sponges RP 3/08
-$1/2 O-Cel-O Sponges RP 3/08 (makes it .15¢ ea)

Spray ‘n Wash 22-30oz at $2.87
-.75/1 Spray ‘n Wash printable (makes it .69¢ ea)

X-14 Bathroom Cleaner 20-32oz at $1.82
-$1 off X-14 Hard Surface Cleaner SS 4/05 (makes it FREE plus overage)

2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner 3.5oz assorted at $3.52
-$1 off 2000 Flushes SS 4/05 or April All You Mag
-.55/1 2000 Flushes SS 4/05 (makes it .66¢ ea)

X-14 Instant Mildew Stain Remover 16oz at $2.59
-$1 off X-14 Hard Surface Cleaner SS 4/05 (makes it.30¢ ea)

Purex Laundry detergent 2X, 50oz, at $4.29
-.35/1 Purex Ultra or Natrual Elements Detergent SS 3/08 (makes it $1.44 ea)

Purex Fabric Softener 128oz at $3.19
-.55/1 Fabric Softener SS 3/08 (makes it .49¢ ea)
-$1/2 Purex Fabric Softener SS 3/08

Finish Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs 32ct or Finish Quantum 25ct at $7.72
-$2.50 off Electrasol/Finish Tabs SS 4/19 (makes it $1.36 ea)
-$1/2 Electrasol products printable

Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner 32oz at $2.38
-.75/1 or $1 off any Mean Green Product SS 2/01 (makes it .19¢-.44¢ ea)

Boneless Pork loin half value pack 3-5 lb at $4.39 lb ($2.19 lb)
Boston Butt Country Style Pork ribs at $3.29 lb ($1.64 lb)
Fresh Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops at $4.99lb ($2.49 lb)

Grape Tomatoes 1 pint at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
Yellow Onions 3lb bag at $2.69 ($1.34 ea or .44¢ lb)
Mangos at $1.29 (.64¢ ea)
Cali Navel Oranges 4lb bag at $3.99 ($1.99 ea or .49¢ lb)
Walter’s Red Potatoes 5lb bag at $4.98 ($2.49 ea or .49¢ lb)
Blackberries .5 pint at $3.99 ($1.99 ea)

Nabisco Newtons or Fruit Crisps 8-16oz at $3.99 ($1.99 ea)
Fritos Corn Chips at $2.89 ($1.44 ea)
Voortman Turnover Cookies 10.6oz at $2.29 ($1.14 ea)

Gordo’s White Cheese Dip 16oz assorted at $5.99 ($2.99 ea)
Brummel and Brown 8oz strawberry spread at $2.22 ($1.11 ea)
Hellman’s Mayo 30oz jar or 22 oz squeeze at $4.35 ($2.17 ea)
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q 18oz select at $3.99 ($1.99 ea)
Golding Farms Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce 10oz at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
Kona Coast Specialty Sauces 14.5-15oz at $4.79 ($2.39)

Mott’s for Tots Juice 64oz at $2.65 ($1.33 ea)
Mott’s Apple Juice 64oz at $2.65 ($1.33 ea)
Ocean Spray Powdered Drink Mix To Go 10 pack at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
Wyler’s Drink Mixes makes 12 Quarts at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
Diet Snapple Powder Drink Mix Sticks at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
Minute Maid OJ 12 oz (frozen) at $2.38 ($1.19 ea)
Fuze Singles 20oz at $1.39 (.70¢ ea)

Iron Brew Coffee 12oz at $6.99 ($3.49 ea)
Southern Home Coffee Creamer 16oz at $2.75 ($1.37 ea)

Dee Amore Twice Baked Potatoes 10oz at $3.21 ($1.60 ea)
Uno Pizza 27oz at $6.49 ($3.24 ea)
Pet Ice Cream 56oz at $4.99 ($2.49 ea)
Philly Swirl Frozen Treats 21-24 oz at $2.64 ($1.32 ea)

Fresh Baked French or Italian Bread at $1.99 (.99¢ ea)
Lou Ana Oil 24oz Vegetable or Canola oil at $2.78 ($1.39 ea)
Hormel Chili Microcups 15oz or Chili Meals 10oz at $1.89 (.94¢ ea)
Celia’s Flour Tortilla 8ct at $2.50 ($1.25 ea)
El Pinto Mild & Med Salsa 16oz at $3.29 ($1.64 ea)

Cool Whip Aerosol 7oz at $2.79 ($1.39 ea)
Keebler Ice Cream Cones at $3.19 ($1.59 ea)
Hershey’s Syrup 18.5-24oz assorted at $2.15 ($1.07 ea)
Southern Home Marachino Cherries 10oz at $1.99 (.99¢ ea)
Smucker’s Magic Shell 7.25oz select varieties at $2.19 ($1.09 ea)

Sweet’N Low Packets 100ct or 120 bonus pack at $1.81 (.90¢ ea)
Dorot Spices 2.5oz at $2.99 ($1.49 ea)
House-Autry Oven Breaders 6oz at $2.05 ($1.02 ea)

X-14 Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner 1ct at $1.32 (.66¢ ea)
SH Supreme Clean Cleaner, Soft Cleanser, or Glass Cleaner at $1.93 (.96¢ ea)
Citrus Magic Pet Odor or Spot & Stain Remover 22oz at $3.99 ($1.99 ea)

General Mills Cereal MultiGrain Cheerios, Honey Chex or Cinnamon Chex at $3.25
(look for new printable coupons on 5/01)

Mrs Paul’s Breaded Seafood products 8-22.98oz at $5.99 ($2.99 ea)
Southern Home Tilapia Fillets 16oz bag at $7.99 ($3.99 ea)
Pescanova Jumbo Shrimp 26-30ct 12oz frozen at $7.99 (3.99 ea)
Boneless Tuna Steaks 8oz frozen at $6.99 ($3.50 ea)
Great Fish Bay Scallops 16oz bag frozen at $8.99 ($4.49 ea)

Paws Premium Bites and Bones or Puppy Food 4.4lb bag at $4.22 ($2.11 ea)
Dove original Bars 4 pack at $4.35 ($2.17 ea)

Chinet Cut Crystal Plates 8-12ct or Cut Crystal Tumblers 18-25ct at $2.44
SH Foam Cups 51ct at $1.34 (.67¢ ea)
SH Plastic Color Cups 20ct at $1.54 (.77¢ ea)
SH Wide Pan breads 24 oz at $2.49 ($1.24 ea)