Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Walgreen's shopping trip

I went to Walgreen's today. The were out of the Olay Ribbons, so I will have to wait until their next shipment comes in. Heres is what I bought:

1-8 pack of Sparkle paper towels $7.29 (used coupon from ad for $1.80 and got a $5 Register Reward)

4 bottles of Infusium priced at 2 for $12 (used 4 coupons for $3/1=$12, and got a $7 Register Reward)

2 packages of Tuf Trashbags on sale buy one, get one free for $4.99. I will get a $5 rebate on the purchase of two.

2 packages of Hershey kisses at $2 each (used a $1 off of two coupon from their ESR booklet)

2 packages of Hershey Bliss for $7 (used two prinable coupons from I will get a rebate of $5 on the purchase of $10 of Hershey's candy.

My grand total was $32.63

Less Register Rewards 12.00

Less Rebates 10.00

After RRs and Rebates =$10.63

Not too shabby

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New home pros and woes

Hubby and I went on a shopping spree this weekend. We purchased a new table and chairs for the kitchen. Our previous set we had for fourteen years, so hopefully this one will las that long, too. We also picked up some bar stools. They are already a hit with the boys.

We also got desks and chairs for each of the boys in their bedrooms. At our former house they did not have rooms for desks, so it had been something they've wanted for a long time.

We also got ourselves a desk. It unfortunately is on backorder, so hopefully it will arrive soon.

I spent two hours during the heat today trying to weed the beds. I have decided to throw in the towel, and just spray everything with round up and plant flowers in the fall and spring. It is too hot now for anything to take hold and thrive. So, I am giving up for now.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A Coffee Party

Green Eyes is spending the weekend with his grandparents. It has been very quiet with hout him home today. Green Eyes does not like coffee. Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes love, love, love coffee. They wanted coffee and popcorn for a snack. So, we had had a fancy, smancy coffee party. We had it in the formal dining using the china. They decided we need to do this everyday!! (Oh, my)

Brown Eyes decided he wanted to take a picture of Blue Eyes and Mom. Then Blue Eyes wanted to take a picture of Mom and Brown Eyes. They told me to put them on my blog. They decided they were famous, because they were on a blog. How funny they are!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

D Day

This is our new home. We are thrilled with the space and nearly everything about it. Today was the day for which we have been waiting. We closed on our former home today. It went smoothly as far as we know.

It has been a quiet day. The boys swam most of the afternoon. I think they wore themselves out. They are laying on the couches watching tv. The most puzzling part is that they are not starving. They usually eat me out of house and home after swimming.

I don't know how to respond to comments yet. Someone asked yesterday where Fadler's was. It is in Tulsa. It is across Sheridan from Sam's at their 41st and Sheridan location. It is on a side street. You can see their sign from Sheridan. It is on the east side of Sheridan at one of the traffic lights, south of 41st Street. Hope this helps.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Vacation Pictures

Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes play with the snake.

Brown Eyes looks in disbelief at the snake he is playing with.

Green Eyes playing with a snake we find in our campsite. Anyone for camping? We stayed in a tent for 8 days and 7 nights in Colorado. It was beautiful.

Just thought you guys might get a kick out of the snakey pictures. Today we were at home. We did some shopping. I got hamburger meat from Fadler's meat market for 99 cents. Since it was a good price I stocked up. Thank you to onefrugalchic for the tip.

I went to Sam's and found an adorable calendar. Mine is a school year one, so I was time for a new one. This one is is a binder. I am going to put it in a cookbook holder to leave on the bar. It has a calendar, notes for the lunchboxes, notes for the teachers, and envelopes to put money in to send to school. It also has folders for the activities. It was $10.52

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday, July 19th

Today, I cleaned the old house to get it ready for the closing on it Wednesday. It was sad. We lived there for 12 years. The boys played on the playset for the last time today. It is funny how attached I was to the house. God really blessed us with it. It was a good first home. We even stayed ten years after our first child was born. The house just seemed to grow with us.
We hope God blesses us in our new home, like he did in our first home. Seems like lots of people are moving right now. I know I have tons left to do in the new house. I think I will be able to breathe a sigh of release when we close on the old house. It will be 43 days from listing to closing. We had a contract 6 days after listing it on the market. God really blessed us with that.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Reasor's shopping trip

I shopped at Reasor's, a local grocery store this morning. I spent $31.53. I saved $16.35. It wasn't a huge success, because not everything was on sale. Somethings we just needed, like peaches and blueberries. I will list the great deals from the day, though.
24 count boxes of crayons: 20 cents each
I purchased 10 boxes for school in the fall and for January when the teachers want more
1 pack of Bic pens: 50 cents
5 bottles of Elmer's glue: 20 cents each
4 boxes of General Mills cereals at $1.77 each
I used two coupons for $1 off of two boxes
2 packages of Farmland Bacon: $4.09 each
I used two coupons for $2 off of one package
If they would have had it in stock, the Farmland Ham steaks were on sale for $2.99, and I had a coupon for $2 off of one.
On a side note, Green Eyes tried out for the local competitive soccer team and made it, so he is very excited. We will see how time involved it is this fall. His first tournament has already been scheduled.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.