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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grocery savings!

I've been wanting to learn how to been a coupon genius but didn't really know how to get started. I've used them when I find them in magazines or in papers. I have read two blogs that teach you how to use them and so I ordered some coupons, spent $5 for $53 worth of savings and also ordered a month of the sunday paper. But I found a site where you can just buy the inserts for really cheap! So this is my first real coupon outing and drum roll...... 
Total before savings: $ 53.00
Total savings: $35.77
Total spent: $17.43

I think I did pretty good! Alot of this I can use in my food storage... really, how much spaghetti sauce can 2.5 people eat? This got me really excited and now I feel little more confident for my next trip! The important thing is to wait until the store cuts prices and then swoop in with your coupons. I got the pasta and cat food for free!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Great Find

I love going to DI. Don't do it as often as I once used to, but once in a while. I went this week with Ian and we found some steals! I've been wanting to make monkey bread for months but didn't have a bundt pan. I'm sure you could use another pan but I wanted it to be authentic. :) Anyways,  instead of spending $14.00 or more at Target for one, I found one in perfect condition at DI for $1.50! I was so excited. I'm sure Dan thought I had lost my mind but he smiled and said he was happy for my find.

Look at that monkey bread! It was so good. I think I've found my new Christmas morning breakfast! Just pop it in, open presents and 35 minutes later breakfast is ready.

My other find... not as exciting but with Easter coming I don't really have any Easter eggs. We want to start doing egg hunts with Ian so I found two huge bags for $1.00 each! We're talking 100+ eggs. Ian has already loved playing with them and throwing them all over the floor.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crayon Roll

I finally got back in the craft room to do some fun projects! I wanted to make a crayon roll for Ian and finally, after staring at my cut fabric sitting on the table for a month... maybe longer, I finally sewed it all together. I followed skip to my lou and it came out pretty good. A little rough around the edges... literally, but it'll serve it's purpose.

It's very simple to make. Instead of using a tie for my closure, I used velcro. It's easier for little fingers to open and close.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We found out this week what we're having......

It's a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!  
We're so excited for little man to have a younger brother to play in the mud with and share bunk beds and catch bugs and frogs, or whatever little boys do. I am definitely outnumbered but I don't care. I've always wanted a bunch of boys to protect their momma when they get older.

I'm so happy to finally know because now I can get busy and make some awesome baby stuff!