Friday, November 28, 2008

Attenton Target Shoppers

I waited for 2 hours outside of Target today to get Guitar Hero III World Tour, and it really wasn't that bad. But I was only 20th out of 2,000 people, so I was in and out before even half of the line was in the store. Luckily, I got my game, but I'm still not sure if I'd ever do it again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Am Lucky!

I won something!!!
I was starting to feel unlucky because I have been entering random giveaways on my favorite blogs, and I never win. BUT...I did this time! Woo Hoo!
I won a Rockin' Baby Sling from Thrifty and Chic Mom. I am so excited. I have been wanting to buy one of these, but I just can't spend that kind of money right now, so this worked out perfect.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blog fixed...I think

I was starting to get sad because I thought no one read our blog, but it turns out it that our blog wasn't allowing people to leave comments. Otherwise I'm sure I would have had at least 30 or 40 by now. ;) Well, it's fixed, so comment away-it always makes you feel good that someone is interested in what's going on in your life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So long, friend

Last night one of my longest and closest friends was stolen from me. My bike. It was a good bike, we've been through a lot together, and at one point in my life, it was my only mode of transportation. I'd like to hope that it was stolen and given to a little boy who's last wish was to ride a Cannondale Jekyll 700 SX mountain bike. But it was probably some homeless hippie that needed some money to buy more meth.
Good bye bike, you will be missed.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Grocery Deals

I wanted to share with you some of the deals I got this week, to prove that my constant coupon hording is worthwhile.

Albertsons Total: $26.90 -$15 in-store credit
This week, they are running a promotion that states if you buy $30 worth of participating products, you will receive a coupon for $15 off your next shopping trip. So here's my loot:9 B.C. potatoes $1 each= $9 used 3 $.40 off coupons=$7.80 (that's all I had)
6 B.C. cake mixes $1 each=$6
6 Lipton rice and noodle sides $1 each=$6
3 B.C. cookie mixes $1.67 each used 3 $.75 coupons=$2.76
2 onion soup mixes $1 each=$2
2 tubs of frosting $1.67 used 2 $.50 off coupons=$2.34

Total before coupons: $31.35
Total after coupons: $26.90
Received $15 coupon for next shopping trip, so basically it works out to be about $.50 an item, which I think is good.
I know it doesn't seem like I saved very much with my coupons, but I mostly wanted to show that even if you don't have lots of coupons, you can still get a good deal. It would have been a lot better with more coupons, though.

6 Quaker instant oatmeal on sale for $1.57 used $1 off coupon and a Safeway coupon that will double 4 coupons up to .50 each, so it's like I had $1.50 off on each oatmeal.= $.07 each= $.42
1 Coke 8 pack bottles used in-ad Safeway coupon Buy 3 greeting cards, get Coke free= free
3 greeting cards $.99 each=$2.97
Plus I got the little stuffed dog free from Hallmark since I bought 3 cards

Total before coupons:$19.38
Total after coupons:$3.39

Here's my stockpile, although most of it isn't life-saving food storage, it does help us avoid buying things when they are expensive. Notice the jars of peaches and pears that Blake and I picked and canned this year. I am glad we get yummy fruit all winter long without paying high prices.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy 1st Birthday Owen!
You are such a sweet boy and we are so lucky to be your parents.
We love you, Mom and Dad.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


My sister-in-law, Kellie, tagged me. I have to answer with one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? unsure
2. Where is your significant other? bed
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? thoughtful
5. Your father? fun
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? real
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. The room you're in? living
10. Your hobby? sewing
11. Your fear? losing
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? stable
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? lacking
15. Something on your wish list? vacation
16. Where you grew up? Utah
17. The last thing you did? Office
18. What are you wearing? sweater
19. Your TV? news
20. Your pet? puggle
21. Your computer? Mac
22. Your mood? bored
23. Missing someone? lots
24. Your car? gutless
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? short
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? green
30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? yesterday

I need to tag 4 people and they are: Angie, Kayla, Katie and Heidi.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Am I spending too much time on the computer??? It's all for a good cause.

We all like to find great deals, and I spend a good amount of time on the computer each week looking for some of those great deals. So I'd just share some of my favorite money saving websites with you, so you can get in on those great finds too. A lot of these websites also give good advice on living on a budget and reusing things.
Money Saving Mom
The "Cent"sible Sawyer
Deal Seeking Mom
Slick Deals
And I just found a new one today called $20 Challenge 4 Charity. Mostly because she's giving away a set of Baby Einstein DVD's, but hey, I'll check it out, especially if there's a chance I would win something. If you want to enter go here.

Also, I found another blog, called No Time for Flash Cards, that has tons of good craft ideas for your kids. Most of the supplies she uses, are things you probably already have in your house. Owen is still a little too young for this, but not by much.

Please share any of your favorites, I love getting ideas on how to save money. And Owen would be very happy for some new games to play or songs to sing.