Okay so I have been couponing and trying to stockpile a few items that I get super cheap. When snacks (crackers and granola bars)are on sale I get as much as my budget allows me to and into the pantry they go. The problem is that they don't stay in the pantry as long as I wish. My kids get into the snacks and I am constantly telling them to stay out and putting them in time outs-but that hasn't seemed to be effective. I even have placed a bowl on the refriderator with measured out snacks in baggies that they can have-if they ask momma first. I got to wondering if I should just eliminate snacks altogher then got an idea. I went to buy a bi-fold door lock for the pantry and guess what??? My daughter somehow got it off-I think she just yanked really hard and it popped off. I am at my wits end. Is there no end to this grazing madness going on at my house-do any of you have the same problem??? What has worked at your house??
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The kids sitting at the courthouse
The next night we celebrated B's birthday with a fairy party-the girls made wands, necklaces, and recieved tutus and fairy wings-All of the men went to a football game.
On our way home we met with my mom and dad at a family reunion potluck lunch that my dad's side of the family holds every memorial day. The girls also got to see their aunt Michelle and cousin Orion and also talk to their uncle Austin via skype(he is stationed in Germany).
Grandma and Brooke
Whitney saying goodbye to Grandpa.
At one point they all fell asleep-it was so quiet-for a little while at least.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Tagged by Rebeccas at Seadog Prep to do this question survey!
1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own. 2. Tag other un-tagged people.
What is your current obsession? Right now couponing and cutting my budget.
What do you think your name says about you? That I am a friendly person-and fun!
Who was the last person you hugged? Brooke-I just got done cuddling that cutie pie.
What’s your favorite dinner? Mexican-Chicken enchiladas, chips and salsa, rice.
What was the last thing you bought? Paper plates, tortillas and reynolds wrap-I know exciting!
What is your favorite weather? I love it when it is in the 80's/slightly windy
What's in your bathroom cabinet? Cleaners, lotions, fem. products-curling irons-hairspray, etc.
Say something about the person/s who tagged you. I don't know too much about her yet-but what I do know so far is that she pretty fun.
What is your favorite flavor gum? spearmint.
What did you want to become as a child? I wanted to be an actress or a lawyer.
What do you miss? I miss the energy I used to have-and the size I used to be too.
What's your favorite brand of jeans? WillieSmith-there is actually room for my "junk in the trunk" behind.
What's your favorite dessert? Avalanche pie at Wingers
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? To california to visit with my grandparents.
Who would you want to meet in person? Oprah
What is your most challenging goal right now? Getting my foot healed while still tackling housework.
What’s your 5 year plan? One maybe two more kids-getting Amber caught up and just loving life.
If you could live anywhere, even if it was for 1 year where would it be? I am already where I want to be.
Why is today special? It's another day that I get to be a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, and friend to the people I love.
What is your favorite sport to watch? Definitely college basketball and softball. When they start calling ballroom a sport-then that one will be numero uno.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own? My wedding ring-I never take it off.
Now it's your turn! Hope you play along...I tag: Mikaela, Emily, and Angie..go to girls!!
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It is about a Irish club made of Gentlemens' younger sons who abduct heiresses for their future wives. I really liked it-it was super cute and fun and just adorable. Definite chic flick!! Here is the link so you can watch it on Youtube if you want: The Abduction Club
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Take your kids to free movie (or ten) this summer!!
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Here is what is playing at my local movie theatre:
Space Chimps (G)
Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)
Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)
Evan Almighty (PG)
Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
Nim's Island (PG)
Can we just say July must be Brendan Fraser month???
Horton Hears A Who (G)
The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
Everyone's Hero (G)
Surf's Up (PG)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (PG)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G)
Bee Movie (PG)
Curious George (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
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Davonne-you are the lucky winner of the hairbows!!! I hope you are excited. I will send you an e-mail shortly so you can send me your contact informatin. Congratulations!
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Friday, May 08, 2009
Swagbucks is a fun search engine that rewards you for searching with Swagbucks-You then go the swagbucks store and redeem your swagbucks for cool stuff-I am really into getting giftcards with these-my favorite in the store is Target GC. To sign up Click Here or on the button on right side of my blog-above my button. You will automatically get 3 swagbucks for starting!! Awesome!
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Monday, May 04, 2009
To enter leave a comment telling me something you like to make!!
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Okay so I was asked about You Data over the weekend and I was excited to share more information about it. You Data pays you to look at advertisers websites. Now I want to say that it doesn't pay you large amounts of money-but it does pay an average of about 20 cents each time you click on an ad. This does ad up. The great thing about it is that it pays you directly through your pay pal account-and it pays you every week-as long as you have looked at the ads given you. You don't have to reach a certain dollar amount before you get paid like some of the survey sites out there do. I love checking my e-mail and seeing $2.35 or $.56 just got deposited into my account. No matter how small the amount-it's money that wasn't there before and I actually see it in my account instead of just slowly accumulating in some earnings bar waiting for it to reach that magical number that seems impossible. And sign up is so easy-they don't ask you for much personal information at all which I really like. So check it out-click on the YouData banner on the right side of my blog and sign up now..it's a great way to make a couple cents here and there and pretty soon you will be surprised how much that ads up to.
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Friday, May 01, 2009
I will be taking a short trip to visit family this weekend for a baby blessing. I have yet to see this new niece of mine and my girls can't wait either. They are so excited to see their cousins tomorrow and hopefully I can get them to bed somewhat early tonight. Their dear daddy wants to leave "early" in the morning. Which means that I have to get the house in order and finish packing. I better get to it....
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