Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Haul!

So I've been busy the last couple of weeks between King Soopers and Safeway. There are just some really excellent deals out there right now. So I thought I'd brag about how much I've gotten and how much I've spent.

So I'm not totally exact about how much I've spent I think it's about $40 dollars so here we go:

42 can of chili
21 bags of rice cakes
18 rolls of pillsbury (crescents, grands, and cinnamon-a mixture of each((these freeze great-who knew))
15 boxes of wheat things
8 boxes of cheese nips
4 jars of Ragu
7 bags of frozen steamed veggies
6 boxes of electrasol dishwasher tabby thingys (these sell for like 3.50 so just for these without coupons would be1 $21 dollars that's half of what I spent for all of these!)
10 diced tomatoes
20 easy macs
2 pkg of goldfish (you know, the kind you eat not keep as pets!)
2 pkgs of tollhouse cookie dough (goodbye diet hello heaven!)
1 box of cheez its
1 bag of chex mix

Fun times this last week or so.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Holiday update and other stuff.

Candy Cane Fairy!!!
A couple days before Christmas the Candy Cane Fairy came to our house and Cayden had a blast he loved all the canes. He took all of them off the tree and made a pile of them on the kitchen table. We're still eating candy canes.

Christmas Eve
We decided that since is was really really cold outside and really really snowy it would be a perfect day to go swimming! Yep we went to the rec center and they have an indoor pool. We go to the "Tree House" there lots and Cayden always looks into the pool and says he wants to go so we took him for the first time. He absolutely loved it. We were a bit skeptical we didn't know if he'd go on all the slides or not but he did it all! We had so much fun. We think it's going to be a tradition from now on to go on Christmas Eve. Cayden's favorite slide was the adult slide. He would ride on our laps and do the twirls and go in the tunnel. We really just had a ball! Afterwords we sat down to some good vending machine goodies. (sorry no picture-but it sure was good!)

Christmas Morning
This Christmas was Cayden's first one that he actually kind of understood what was going on. We came home the night before after spending Christmas Eve with Scott's family and we tracked where Santa was and told him a little bit more about Santa. While we were driving home he kept looking up in the sky to see if he could see him. (On a side note- During our ward Christmas party Scott's Dad was a Santa "helper" when Cayden saw him and heard him he pointed at him and said real loud, "Pappa, Pappa!" It was kind of cute) Christmas morning we opened up our presents over at our house and then went to the Scott's parents house. It was a great day. We all enjoyed watching Cayden open his presents and play. It really was a great day.

And for a little bit of fun we gave him pop rocks -oops Santa gave him pop rocks in his stocking. It was kind of fun to watch him!!

My new Bathroom
I finally have two fully functioning bathrooms!!! I thought it would take a lot more time and work than it actually took. part of that was because of my family that came up and showed me how to Caulk and they also fixed my window. But I am very happy with the way that it turned out. I love sitting and just looking around because it looks so dang cute and I decorated it all by myself!! I had fun so I thought I would give you a shot of it. I love the flower. I wasn't 100% sure I'd like it but I think it adds to the room because all the rest is teal and brown. What think you?Yes I know it's small and what you see is pretty much all there is. There is a vanity and mirror right next to the toilette but there isn't anything that great about part. Scott's Mom made the curtain for the window in there. We needed something to block out the water and couldn't find a material that was water proof enough or cute so I bought a shower curtain that matched the current one and the walls and then she cut it and made it into a real curtain. I just love how everything turned out. Oh and the curtain rod is one of those ones that you see in a hotel that curve out. Scott's Dad actually put it in for us. Another thing we love!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm Calling Uncle!!!

Wow what a day. There are days when I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew. I started the day in bed reading while Cayden watched some TV. I felt like it was going to be a lazy day. But then I got myself off my butt and decided to get some stuff done. I had to babysit today for the first time in a couple weeks so maybe I wasn't prepared....

I decided it would be fun to put up Christmas decorations with the kids. It started out fun, but in the last couple weeks I've learned that I can be a little paranoid...okay fine ALOT paranoid. I would put boxes and such back into the tupperware boxes that the decorations were and and turn around. Not five seconds later they were into the tupperwares pulling out boxes, tissue paper, any and all things that I just put away. AHHHH Yes I know, it's just paper stuff, but it drove me nuts. Well that got accomplished. (kind of)

Then the kids went downstairs and watched tv for a minute. I thought I would make up some quinoa pilaf for myself. (trying to diet) When the kids heard me they came upstairs and wanted some lunch. I was planning on giving them fish sticks. So I put them in the oven but told the kids to go play because it wouldn't be done for a little while. They didn't they sat at the table saying eat! eat! eat! I decided maybe something to drink would be helpful so I gave them a little bottle water. I poured out the first little bit. That worked until I heard laughing and turned around. They had dumped out the water from each bottle and were splashing themselves. (deep breath....deep breath) I decided I was going a bit crazy. As I was going to grab a towel I had a quick talk to myself, "It's only's only's only water." I got on my knees and decided the floor needed a mop anyway so it's not big deal.

The fish sticks came out of the oven and I gave them some fruit to buy the time till they cooled down. Oh yeah I forgot the most important part throughout all this lunch stuff. I got it in my mind to make some sugar cookies. I thought it would be fun for the kids to help me make it. I just don't know how some women do it...or do they? (I don't really think there are that many women out there that make cookies with TWO two year olds no matter what people tell you) The kids took turns dumping in ingrediants until it was done. I put them in the oven after the fish sticks were done.

Moving on, they ate lunch and then ran and played in the family room. I had a great time frosting the cookies and didn't think about the kids in the room with the Christmas tree that we just put together. Soon I heard, "Ou oh mommy ou oh mommy broke..."Thankfully nothing was broke the tree had just fallen over. So I now picked up my pitiful looking tree and said forget it! Kids go down stairs and watch blues clues I have to clean up. I haven't gotten to the clean up yet. I tried to turn the tree so it was facing the right way but I ended up popping the top off of it. I stuck it back on and am ready to call UNCLE!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


So we finally were able to find the cord to our camera so I can show you what our house before and after pictures look like. If anyone actually still looks here...hmm I might have to send out some emails. Anyway here are some before and afters. Enjoy...we do!!! We have a few more things in our sparse little family room. Julie is coming up and bringing Mom's white couch for us during Thanksgiving. So it should make it all look really really nice.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Awsome Haul this week

Unfortunately we're having problems loading pictures so I don't have any pictures of my haul but here is what I got for about 20 dollars and around 10 hours:

126 bottles of Joint Juice
6 lbs ground beef
2 steaks
2 pks of bone in chicken
1 lbs of chicken strips
4 4 pack of toilette paper
15 kleenix
2 Entennmanns danishes
Gallon of milk
dozen eggs
2 pkgs of bagels
20 boxes of cereal
1 capri sun
1 soda pop
3 pkgs of paper towels
2 boxes of mac n cheese
2 yogurts
2 lbs pork chops
6 lbs broccoli
1 onion
5 apples
3 tomatoes

The best part is when I turn in my reciepts for rebate I'll make 20 dollars. I also ended up with a coupon for three dollars off my next purchase. So total I made three dollars. It's been a busy week. I could keep going with the deals but I'm exhausted so we'll see if I do some more. I might try to get 20 more boxes of cereal today but I have to mail in the receipts by today so it will be tight. Anyway, lots of free stuff this week.

Also, if you are wondering what I'm going to do with my joint juice. I listed it on Freecycle and there is a lady coming to pick them up for free in a few minutes. This is an awesome way to donated and get free stuff. Just last month. I got Cayden a mega block set and a bag of balls for free. So if you have time you should join a group in your area.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good News

Well, we heard from the bank yesterday. We were sure they were not going to do much of anything with the house. They are doing all our requests! That means that they are replacing the furnace, the are taking care of some electrical issues, mudd jacking the carport on the side of the house so it doesn't lean in towards the house, fixing the drainage problems on two of the corners of the house, taking care of the mold in the basement (that was caused by some leaks that they already took care of) and fixing the chipped paint. We are really excited about it. Now we can get started looking for carpet and stuff. I've already picked out my paint colors. I think we're going to do a really light gray with white ceilings and baseboards. The office is going to be a really light aqua color with one wall a collage of maps wall papered to the wall. Cayden's room will be a light blue decorated with Disney Car's theme. Scott's and my room will be a light tealish. I think the basement will be all gray and white I think. Anyway I'm excited. I get to start looking at curtain patterns and stuff. Hopefully everything works out. I think we're in it for good this time though. No turning back now. I think the best thing about the house is the location. It's a mile from where I work out. Maybe two from Scott's work. It's also a really nice neighborhood, with lots of big trees and green. It's also in a really good school district. When Cayden grows up he'll go to school where Scott teaches. We're really excited and nervous at the same time. We officially close on the 25th of Sept. It depends on how long the bank takes to fix everything, but we're hoping that we can move up the date a week or so. That will give us enough time to come clean the hosue, take out the carpet, fix walls and baseboards, and paint. Lots to do now. Wish us luck!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Free Groceries?

Being frugal is Fabulous is giving away two 30 dollar gift cards to Kroger stores. There is nothing better than free groceries!! You can check it out here