Friday, October 31, 2008

27 pounds in pictures

I am so grossed out in this pic. If I see it enough I will keep going! How did my husband ever find me attractive to have another baby with!


Now 27 pounds later!


Totally messed up

I need to learn to count. My Shaws transactions are all wrong. First was only 25 dollars GRRR I'm so mad at myself! But whatever damage is done....

30 Veggies 30.00
-15.00 1/2 coupons for veggies
15.00 oop with 15 dollar coupon

1 Bag of Veggies 2.50
4 Veggies 4.00
4 Cookies 10.00
9 Cookies 1.66 each 14.94
-1.00 Veggies
-2 1/2 veggies
-2 1/2 cookies
-3.6 .40/1 cookie
-3.6 .40 doubled
-15.00 coupon
oop 5.24 with 15 back

6 Hungry mans 15.00
1 loaf of arnold bread 2.00
-.55 coupon
-.55 doubled
-15.00 coupon
.90 oop

Thursday, October 30, 2008

1 to go

As of 10:30 I was down .4 pounds from this morning!!! I will def not hit my goal but should come close. I will def hit the 35 pounds by Thanksgiving goal! 4 weeks 27 days ...Thats 2 pounds a week or a little over a quarter pound a day...

It's amazing....

what a year can do! Almost makes me tear up a bit. I want a itty bitty so bad!



A GREAT week at Shaws!!!!

My plan!!

6 packages of Pillsbury Cookies @ 2.50 each 15.00
6 Betty Crocker Frosting @ 1.66 10.00
-3.00 1/2 Cookie coupons
-3.00 1/2 Frosting coupons
Total 19.00 Earn a 15 dollar coupon off my next purchase

Purchase 2:
4 Pillsbury Cookies @ 2.50 each 10.00
1 Bag of Green Giant Veggies 2.50
18 Boxes of veggies 18.00
-9 1/2 Veggies
-1.00 Veggie Bags
-2.00 Cookies
-15 coupon from transaction 1
Total oop: 3.50 earn 15.00 coupon

Transaction 3:
6 Frostings @ 1.66 each 9.96
10 Betty Crocker Cookies @ 1.66 16.60
4 Green Giant Boxes 4.00
-3.00 1/2 Frostings
-2.00 Green Giant
-4.00 .40/1 Cookies
-4.00 .40/1 doubled
-15.00 Coupon
Total oop: 2.56 earn a 15.00 coupon back!

Transaction 4
6 Hungry Mans 2.50 each 15.00
-15.00 Shaws coupon
0 OOP!!!

I will save over 45 dollars which makes up for the 5 dollars I spent in coupons :)

Elf is coming!

He was wrapped this morning had had a tag put on him. He will come Friday night. The elf wrote Trev a little note telling him he cant stay for long he still has to make a few more toys. Have mommy and daddy read the book and make sure you name him!

Just gotta get Trev off my back a little. Hes driving me nuts. He wants the downstairs decorated for Christmas already! I love Christmas! I start planning next years Christmas Dec 26th. But this kid is NUTS!

Open House and Parades

We went to Trevor's school last night. Both teachers said Trevor is such a pleasant child! He is a great friend, very smart, eager to learn, one of the teachers told me he was her fav! I did meet his little girlfriends mom. She seems very sweet. The class seems to get along very well. Trev had a pumpkin painting and a cute pumpkin with a felt face. I am so happy with this school. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers and parents that help with the school.

His family Tree with Jessica as a sister LOL!!!! This cracks me up!


Him coloring with Grandma!

Dressing up as a knight!

This morning was the parade. Trev ran in front of the teacher! He is just so excited for the party today and Trick or Treating tomorrow. All the kids looked so cute. I took a few pics of course!

The parade...

Class pictures


Trev and his best friend A:Photobucket

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trick or Treat

Trevor and I made bags for all of the kids in his class. Each kid gets 3 pieces of candy, a pencil, eraser, bubbles, bat rings, and flash light. I think he will enjoy handing them out. He was so adamant that HE could only fill A his girlfriends bag. Shes my best friend I sit with her all day!


2 lbs in 2 days?!

As cool as that would be its not going to happen. I want so badly to get out for a walk today. But its in the 40's with wind gusts of 25...cant take the kids out in that. Tonight is Trev's open house at school and I will not miss that. I may to go Gymboree and return a ton of stuff when I have to take my brother home from work and walk the mall 20 mins.

I was able to update my debt ticker! I was also able to pay off Target this week.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monthly Food Shopping

2 pounds of ground beef
Sub Rolls
4 Packages of English Muffins
3 packages of bagels
1 diced green chili peppers
Spaghetti Packet
Bag of Onions
2 Nutri Grain bars
10 pizza for one
5 Hungry Man
Chicken Patty's
4 Gallons of Milk

I have everything else we will need for the month. I have 320 to spend on this months meal plan, stocking up and CVS and Wags. I will try and find the Bagels, English Muffins, Beef, and buns on mark down at Shaw's. I will also have to buy bananas and milk weekly. Lets see if I can do it.

Bargain Hunting

No bargain hunting for me this weekend. I looked and saw nothing that caught my eye :) I will probably hit up Shaws and Walmart and do my monthly shopping.


According to it could snow tonight and tomorrow. Are you freakin kidding me?!

CVS Moneymaker

2 Nova Max 19.98
1 Countour 30.00
2 3 pk colgate toohbrushes 3.48
Total 53.46
-10/50 CVS CRT
-2.00 Colgate CRT
-1.00 Colgate CRT
-1/2 Colgate Manufacturer
-30.00 Countour
-8.00 ECB
oop 1.46 earned 19.98 ECb!

I will donate the monitors and keep rolling those ecbs!

STUPID AF, Early nights etc!!

Since its been getting dark so early I haven't been able to walk. I live in a very woody area and we have seen coyotes in our back yard this weekend. So I haven't been walking. I did drop Trev off this morning and Aubrey and I went for a walk. I can only do that for a little while longer since it is getting pretty cold! I figure if I can get walks in on Saturday and Sunday while Jeff is home and hopefully Tuesdays and Thursdays I will be able to keep this up!

My AF made me gain almost 3 pounds. Now that shes gone its fall back off. I'm down 25.6 so I need to lose .4 to get to where I was before she arrived. I don't think there is any chance I can lose 2.4 pounds by Friday to meet my Halloween goal of 28 pounds. I'm going to try to get as close as I possibly can :)

I am just not getting a little confidence in myself. You can see the majority of my weight loss in my legs. However there is a pic of Trev and I carving pumpkins where you can see my weight loss a lot! I want to look great for Christmas. I want to be able to look at the pics and saw wow I looked great.

Wish me luck! I walked today and my socks fell down and now my heels are rubbed raw but I will get over it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Elf on the Shelf!

I am so totally doing this!! Trevor LOVES the movie Elf and is really into them and what they do and how they make toys and help Santa.

This is a little background on the Elf:

"This charming tradition began for our family when my children were very small. Plagued by their desire to know how Santa really knew who had been naughty or nice, I searched through the Christmas decorations for a plausible explanation. Nestled among them was the answer; a small elf doll from my own childhood. With that discovery, the idea for the elf tradition was born.

At our home the elf would arrive around the holidays, usually at Thanksgiving. His sole responsibility was to watch my children's behavior and report it to "Santa" each night. The next morning after the children awoke, they discovered the elf had returned from the "North Pole" (with some parental assistance) and was hiding in a different place. My children would race each other out of bed to try and be the first to spy him in his new position.

Over the years the tradition was perfected and rules were even introduced. For example, to better preserve his mystique the children were not allowed to touch him; however, they were allowed to talk to him. For obvious reasons, he was not allowed to reply. Eventually, my children even gave him a name - officially adopting him into the family.

Unwittingly, the tradition provided an added benefit: it helped the children to better control themselves. All it took was a gentle reminder that the "elf was watching" for errant behavior to be modified.

I never dreamed this simple tradition would lead to so many Christmas memories for our entire family. It is my earnest desire that The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition will bring as much joy to your family as it has to mine."

He is rather expensive. But for all the years he will "watch" out and "report" to santa it will be well worth it!


The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition™ is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.

Each Tradition-in-a-Box™ comes with its very own scout elf, a hardbound children's book and a keepsake box for easy storage. In addition, each shipment is marked for "Special Delivery" from Santa's workshop.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition
$29.95 plus S&H (price includes custom gift packaging)

It seems like such a cute idea! The elf can track snow in our house(glitter and cotton balls). He can hang your underwear from the Christmas tree, hang from lights, bring small presents! It should be really fun to make him be a naughty little elf at night, give the kids some small gifts and always find a new place for him to "hide". We are going to Hallmark today! I am paying for him with our "Christmas Money" Hes kinda Christmas right?!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Clinique is offering a free bonus set with any purchase of $21.50 or more. Apply coupon FALLBEST to receive free shipping and .51 oz. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion & .21 oz. Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer. Thanks KarenBoBaren86
Additional coupons available (separate them with a comma, e.g. FALLBEST,csemailskin3 [limit 2])

* csemailskin3 - Free Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 Sample .51oz
* MUBAG - Free limited edition white makeup bag with any foundation purchase
* BONUSTY - Free Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips 1 oz

Availble bonus sets:
Weekend Casual:

* Lash Doubling Mascara in Black .14oz/4g
* Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple 4g
* Fresh Bloom in Peony with brush .06oz/1.8g
* Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Butter Pecan .07oz/2g
* All About Eyes 5ml
* Eye Lash Curler
* White and silver floral wristlet

Professional Polish:

* High Impact Mascara in Black .14oz/4g
* Long Last Lipstick in Honey Nut 4g
* Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Sunset Glow with brush .06oz/1.8g
* Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Butter Pecan .07oz/2g
* All About Eyes 5ml
* Eye Lash Curler
* White and silver floral wristlet

Evening Drama:

* High Definition Mascara in Black .14oz/4g
* Full Potential Lips in Voluptuous Violet .08fl oz/2.4ml
* Fresh Bloom in Peony with brush .06oz/1.8g
* Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Chocolate Kiss .07oz/2g
* All About Eyes 5ml
* Eye Lash Curler
* White and silver floral wristlet

I ONLY use their foundation, powder and concealers. I did two separate transactions and got the Professional and Casual gift bags along with a free lotion and lip gloss :) I ONLY buy during promotions to help offset the high cost. I do suffer from extremely sensitive skin which results in acne and this keeps it under control!

Toys R Us Big Book

Trev and I just went through the big book...

He pointed out the Batman Castle, Imaganex Pirate Ship, Tag Reader(all that my mom has already got him)

Spike(Santa is bringing him)

He wants this Diego thing...I will ask my mother in law to get him that.

He also asked for

Rhino Rampage
Some Action figures
some baby animals

All in all I think he will be VERY happy what he gets this year!

Trick or Treating at the mall!


We took the kids to the event at the mall. They had a blast. Aubrey had her first lollipop and loved it! Trev got his face painted. We also got a free picture from Picture People 10x13 a great value!

We also went to Old Navy and got 51.50 in T-Shirts for next Halloween for 5.00!

All in all the kids had a blast :)


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Amazon Hulk

Hulk Items are 3 for 30. They range in price from 16.99-34.99 I hope this helps :)


We actually have 3 on our house!

One was for a old Chimney that went through our closet.

One was in the kitchen where the wood stove we removed was.

One is coming from the playroom in the basement(where the wood stove is)

Trev is insisting bc we don't have a fire place Santa cant come. I told him he will come through the wood stove.

This kid is one step away from making me climb on the roof and jump in myself to show him santa will fit. I don't think our chimney can take my fat ass!

Old Navy, Bath and Body Works

We went to Old Navy and Bath and Body works this morning.

Old Navy was giving away the bags for Halloween. Jeff and I each got one for 5.00 off! We bought Aubrey's costume for next year. Reg 19.50 on sale for 5.00 used the coupon FREE! We also got Jeff a Thermal shirt(the only winter clothes he will wear) reg 16.50 on sale for 10 after coupon we paid 5.

Then we went to Bath and Body works

One antbacterial and sanitizer 1.50
One HUGE Candy Apple Body Creme 11.50
-11.50 free christmas line with ANY purchase coupon.

1.50(One of Trev's teachers DONE)

Friday, October 24, 2008


Jeff and I sat down and had a LONG talk! Here are our goals....

Save 25 a week for Christmas

Pay off Kohls, my home depot, Lowes, My chase, My US Bank cc by May 09! 4000 in debt right there!

Spend no more then 200 a month on gas

Spend no more then 260 a month on food and CVS/Wags/Rite Aid


Pay off St Joes before we TTC

If we can achieve this then we will.......Start TTC number 3 September 09!

It is going to take a lot of will power and determination! I may get a night time job if I can find one in a safe environment.

My princess


Isn't this the cutest Tutu you ever saw?!!!! I love it!

My actual Shaws shopping trip!

Potatos 1.39 reg 3.69
Bananas 1.11
Turkey Burgers 2 @ 3.69 7.38
Sweet Italian Sausage 2@3.50 7.00
Pork Chops 2.55 Reg 5.11
Boneless Chicken Breast 6.02 reg 6.48
Boneless Chicken Breast 4.95 reg 5.32
Swiss Cheese 2.72
Chicken 4.63 reg 5.39
Roast Beef 7.15
Pillsbury Holiday cake mix 1.79 reg 2.19
Pillsbury Holiday Icing 1.19 reg 2.00
Barilla Plus pasta 2@2.00 4.00 reg 5.18
English Muffins on markdown .75 reg 1.50
1 Bread 1.00 reg 1.19
2 Turkey Hill Ice cream @ 2.99 5.98 reg 6.98
1 Land O Lakes Eggs 2.79 was 3.19
2 1/2 Gallons of Milk @2.50 5.00
2 Diego Socks 1.00 reg 3.98

Total: 32.51

-1 Turkey Hill 1.00
-1.00 Land O Lakes Eggs doubles
-2.00 Turkey Burger markdowns
-2.00 Sausage markdowns
-1.50 Chicken Peelies
-1.50 Peelies doubled
-1.00 Pillsbury cake and icing
-1.00 Barilla Pasta
-5/50 Shaws

Total oop: 51.40 saved 30.41

My plan was to find cheap meat, English Muffins or Bagels. I did find lots of meat, the pizzas weren't in the choices that we eat so I skipped on those, I also bought a holiday Cake Mix and Icing, Pasta, bananas, and deli meats and cheese that weren't on my list. My weekly budget is 60.00 I knew I was going to spend 2.00 at CVS so I had to keep it under 58.00 and I DID!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekly Shopping

Shaws:(I hope to find some marked down meat, bagels, milk and english muffins)

Potatos 1.39
3 California Pizzas @4.99 14.97
2 Turkey Hill Ice cream @ 2.99 5.98
1 Land O Lakes Eggs 2.79
1 Bread 1.00
2 Gallons of Milk @3.19 6.38

Total: 32.51
-3 California Pizza 3.00
-1 Turkey Hill 1.00
-1.00 Land O Lakes Eggs doubles

27.51(will hopefully be closer to 40 if I can get some meat and bagels and stuff)


IF a BIG IF they have 20 Gatorade's I will buy them all!

20 Gatorade 20.00
1 Breeze 2 Monitor 30.00
Total 50.00
-30.00 Breeze
-5.00 ECB
-3.00 ECB
-10/50 CRT
2.00 OOP with 5.00 ECB back!


Nothing worth me making a trip there

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Not that I am ready for her to walk AT ALL but Aubrey is finally wanting to walk while I hold her hands. She gets very excited. She cant figure out what to do with her belly or ass but its cute. Shes trying! The only thing that worries me is she is leaning on the sides of her feet and has her feet tilted inwards. I hope this isnt a sign of anything bad. I am such a worry wart.

2 babies

Trev wants two babies. We were eating lunch today and he saw a lady with twins. He looked at me and told me...

"Hey mommy we need to get 2 babies"

Trev we have one baby and she is enough

"No we need two of dem like dat over dere"

No Im happy with my two babies

"no we need to ask daddy, daddy wants one more baby"

Maybe we will have one but not two

"but pwease aubwee you want a baby wight"

see aubee wants one too....she can have a baby and I can have a baby"

We will talk about this later trev.


How sad is this....

Renting vs Owning
955 1460(this does include insurance, pmi and taxes)
80 Electric 150 electric
0 Water 30 water
90 cell 90 cell
150 comcast 110 comcast
1275 1840

No wonder we are broke

Debt used to be 0 is now a number with a few more zeros :(

We will get through this. I know we will. Our spending is under control now that the house is pretty much done. We are really watching every penny.

I planned a trip to the mall Sunday and it should be interesting. I plan on visiting KB Toys, Bath and Body works and VS


I plan on getting a VS cotton bra and pair of cotton undies for 10.00 after my free panty and 10 off bra coupon.

Bath and Body works:
1 hand soap
1 wallflower or difuser

5 hand soaps
1 lotion
1 lambie

KB Toys
get 30 dollars in stuff for aubs for x mas

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The couponizer


I just bought this. I think it will make my life A LOT easier! I find a lot of times Im in the store tearing my bag apart for a coupon that fell out, my shaws or CVS card etc. I also feel like my method is no longer working for keeping my coupons managable. It should be here soon lets see how well I like it. Heres a quick description!

The Couponizer® is an organizing and shopping system for coupons and other discounts. Product Features:

The entire 7 piece system includes:

* The Couponizer® – 8" x 5 ¼�? booklet with 18 grocery coupon pockets, 4 Non-grocery coupon pockets, 3 gift card/shopper loyalty sleeves, shopping pockets
* Shopping List – 20 page tear off list pad with cardboard backing
* CoupStacker – pre-sorting mat color coded to match the system pockets
* CoupTracker – 15 page spiral bound list pad with cardboard backing
* “Your Guide to Smart Savings�? – instruction booklet with spending strategy and coupon tips
* Scissors – blunt tip
* Carrying Bag – clear vinyl zippered bag


Trev has a girlfriend! I went to school to help with the projects today and the teacher notified me he has a girlfriend. How sweet is that?! She said he always wants to sit next to her, play with her and be her friend. How cute. Jeff of course turned it around to something really stupid which pissed me off but I wont get into that!

The teacher was very proud of his cat and tree project. She said hes very artistic. His class seems to get along very well. I'm so very happy I went with this school against what everyone wished. Everyone said it was way to early and he wasn't ready! Hes one of the more advanced in the class.

Omaha Steaks

Taken from
I was able to get 18 Omaha burger patties, a cutlery set, and a cutting board shipped for only $3.98. You can too. Here's how:

1. First go here and register for Geico Privileges. You don't have to be a Geico customer. Within an hour or so they will send you an email with a gift card code for $25 off any Omaha purchase.

2. Then click thru this link and click on the coupon code that says "Free hamburgers, cutlery, and cutting board". It should be the second link.

3. At Omaha steaks put anything into your cart that equals at least $14.99. It might work with $12.99 but I couldn't get it too. I ordered more burgers cause I hate patting them out and I love throwing these frozens ones on the grill.

4. Go to checkout. It will add in $13.XX for shipping but your $25 code from Omaha will take it off.

5. You can even pay with paypal funds if you want!

6. My total was $3.98.
I followed these steps and it worked like a charm. The worst part was waiting the hour to get the gift card code but it did take about an hour.

None of my links work...check out her blog!

I am going to school!

I get to go to Trevor's school today and "help" with a project:) I'm so excited. At first he kept telling me that I couldn't go. It was only for kids and I was to big to "go dere". I searched high and low and finally found someone to watch Aubrey so I can go. Today is going to be hectic...dropping him off, getting Aubrey ready, dropping her off, going back to his school, then going to pick Aubrey back up but Trev's best buddy will be there so I will have to fight him tooth and nail to get him out!.....My leverage if he leaves we will go buy the Hulk movie that comes out today! I am going to try to take my camera! He told me I can't that I take two many pics. But whatever Im the boss I want memories!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dear AF

Just to let you know I didn't miss you the past two years AT ALL! Thanks for making me such a crabby bitch. Thanks for making me all bloated and wanting to eat a bowl of brownies every waking minute the past few days. O yea and thanks for surprising me and ruining one of my favorite pairs of underwear! I hate you, you nasty bitch!

My sickie

I may have to take Trev to the doc and get him a script which throws a wrench into my budget already! I will take his script to Wags and get a 25 dollar gift card to help curb the costs a little. Poor kid has no voice! It sounds miserable. He doesn't really get it either. He doesn't understand why he cannot talk. I have a call into the pedi lets see if they call me back! He 90 percent most likely wont be going to school tommorow :(

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkins 08!

We had a ton of fun carving our pumpkins. Trevor painted one the other day so we had two to carve. One would be a picture and one would be a face. I let Trev draw the face and OMG it is my fav. There is something so very cute about it. Its very Nightmare before Christmas :) The cat Jeff and I worked on and it came out pretty well too! We had our friends over they carved their pumpkin and everyone had a good time.

Trevor getting dirty


Daddys actually helping!


The girls playing


Mommy and Trev


Mommy and Aubrey


Trev's pumpkin


The cat pumpkin


Mommy and Daddys Pumpkins


At night


Fall is here!

Look on my drive way and it would seem as if a pine tree threw up all over my drive way. The trees are spitting their leaves ALL over the yard. Its VERYYYY crisp this morning! I love it. I love this time of year in New England its beautiful!

I woke up this morning and make everyone a yummy the place nice and clean! Jeff is installing windows and fixing the living room wall from me slamming the recliner into it a million times(oops). So he is a happy man. Kids are playing in their playroom so they are happy! We do have a birthday party this afternoon so that will get us outta the house and Trev can play with his cousins which he LOVES!

We are going to TRY to carve pumpkins today depending on how cold it gets maybe I will hold off till tomorrow :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tis' the season

Its that time of year again. I start going through the kids toys and throw out what is trashed, ebay or craigslist things that are in good condition that we do not play with anymore, etc. Its so hard because Trevor is standing right behind me pulling crap out of the trash or all the sudden NEEDING the toy he hasn't played with in months! I have to go to my moms house also and throw out those toys and give her the ones they still play with now to keep there. Its all about making room for Christmas and Trevors birthday which is 4 days after Christmas! His party I normally do 2 weeks before just so I can make room for Christmas! I do know what the kids Grandparents are getting the kids....They are going to be spoiled with all this stuff. It looks like great stuff that the kids will enjoy!

For Aubrey:

For Trev:
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Santa is bringing them:

Plus some odds and ends...mainly elmo stuff. Santa filled up a pottery barn santa bag with stuff!



Again little odds and smart cycle games, dress up stuff, geo trax stuff, hulk and iron man dvds!

The kids get about 10 things each from Santa 2 big and a bunch of little small things.

They will also get 10-15 from us. YES my kids are spoiled. YES my kids do not need this stuff. But I shop sales and never spend over 400 on the two of them for Christmas.

My mom always tried her best but some Christmas werent the best. We had one with nothing at all. I do not blame her at all for that I think it was unfortunate the lifestyle we had but we KNEW what family meant. We ALWAYS had a BLAST together with her, myself and my brother! S

o before you get on my case I do know what I am doing it not what most people do but I don't care my kids are my life and I love spoiling them and giving them things I never had like great big Christmas, a HOUSE with a YARD, an annoying dog!, a playroom, trips to farms, aquariums, zoos etc!

Year of frugal living

* Only take in what I put out
* Live BELOW my means
* Pay off debt
* Use free passes to do fun stuff
* Buy and sell items on ebay, etc. for clothes and spending money
* Grow my own vegetables
* Realize how much we have and how much we don't need

I have been following her blog since the spring. Im truly amazed by what she is doing. I do think she makes more then we do however we can still take her methods as inspiration and kick some ass like she is doing. We are going to be following HER plan listed above till December 31, 2008! The only plan we wont be following is growing our own veggies. Its the middle of FALL now and veggies will not be growing in the snow :)

By Christmas I would like to have paid off at least 2000 dollars in debt. Spend only 500 more on Christmas! Make at least 300 off of EBAY or my toys in order to pay for all of the Holiday trips we take and Trevor's 4th birthday party!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CVS and Wags

Sunday CVS has some good freebies....a toothbrush, trick or treating pail, light, candy corn, toothpaste etc..

My plan

2 Candy Corns 2.58
1 J&J Shampoo 2.99
1 Powerade 1.69
3 Kleenex 2.67
1 Funlight .99 cents

Total: 10.92
-1.00 CVS Kleenex
-1.00 Kleenex
-1.50 JJ
-4.98 ECB
-2.00 ECB

oop .44 cents

I will lose 1.72 in ECB but whatever!

Capri Sun 4/10
-4.00 RR
6.00 on Gift Card earn 3 RR

Wags 2
Motts Apple Juice 2/4
-1.00 Motts
-3.00 RR
0 oop



Did you know that barcodes like the above pictured is a debit...well a devit if I want to speak Trevor. He thinks that is what they are called...Maybe because people ask debit or credit? I have no idea why just one of his cute little quirks...He also thinks that as soon as they scan it its paid for and he can rip it open. He also thinks when you do a price check you are using the devit and can open it. CUTE KID!

Christmas Card sneak peak

Mom to Max and Alex this is for your benefit mainly....Here are things you help you with colors and layout and stuff. You know the game plan so maybe these pics will help with the color scheme at least :)



Where am I going with it? I'm trying to be very creative each year with our Christmas cards...This was last years...LAME! "This Christmas card is going to kick last years Christmas cards ass" HA HA a twist on a Monica from Friends Thanksgiving quote! I am totally in love with Friends...Jeff and I watch it every night while we fall asleep I have every season from 1-10 on DVD:)

Oh yea and last years card....



Kohls is having a pretty decent sale....

Carters PJ's are reg 20.00 sale 8.00 (I bought two today in store because they had the sizes I wanted for the kids to match!)

Isotoner Gloves reg 44.00 sale 17.10

Womens PJ sets reg 40.00 sale 14.99

Decorative inspirational art frames 24.99 sale 11.10

I purchased 4 pj sets, 1 frame, 1 pair of gloves, and a 3 pack of slipper socks for 100 today and earned 20 in Kohls Cash.

Online they are having a 50 percent off Fisher Price sale...This gear, dora, diego, little people, elmo, geo trax etc.

Save 10 percent NEW1913

If your a Kohls Card customer

Save 15 percent SAVE15BURG or MVCSAVENOW

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I was stupid and didnt think of the 15 percent dicount and lost out on 10 dollars in Kohls Cash but whatever!

Fisher-Price® Elmo's World® Boom Box™ $6.37
Fisher-Price® Royal Stepstool Potty™ $8.49
Fisher-Price® Brilliant Basics™ Musical Activity Keys $4.24
Fisher-Price® Amazing Animals™ Press & Go Animal Parade $10.62
Fisher-Price® GeoTrax™ Fire Rescue Station $14.86

- additonal 7.87 for my 15% off!
Total oop 44.58 for 105 dollars in toys!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My little artist

I was adding to my ever-growing collection yesterday and Trevor was so happy and proud that I was displaying his pictures. Each one has a story!


Yes our chalk boards need to be framed.


Fire Trucks, FALL weaves, and Ingamins(Instruments)


Apples and mixing Yellows and Reds :) Last week was Orange week.


What is your fav room in the house? I for one LOVE my kitchen! I love to cook and bake so that has a little part of it I guess. However its just so nice. I think its the nicest room in our home. Jeff knew I wanted a really nice kitchen and he really let me do what I wanted in there! The green paint is not for everyone and the light everything makes for lots of cleaning but whatever. One day I would like to put stainless appliances and corian counter tops but thats a while away! I was looking in my previous posts and never saw pics of the final product....Of course I will do before and afters!

kitchen beforekitchen before

The table will go downstairs in the office when its done. I use that mainly for bills and clipping coupons and my lap top will go there as well. isn't she pretty!