Wednesday, November 11, 2009
oh baby! Our Evangeline is 3 months old now! Here are some photo's from this week. She is beginning to be on a more predictable schedule and sleeping quite well at night! The colic is lessening as well. Yeah for everyone!
Smashing pumpkins. We didn't carve pumpkins this year. But we did have some fun with one!
And on a green note! Our new car gets 45-55 miles to the gallon (depending on who is driving)! It is a RED Toyota Prius and we are so blessed to have two vehicles and such nice ones at that!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Coupon / Q-pon. I am having WAY to much fun saving $$$ at the grocery store. I went to 3 stores in 4 hours with my list and my huge stack of coupons. I bought things that I needed and that I wanted and we have more food in the house than ever before!
In the photo that I am posting here, I spent $80.00 for all of this food and saved more than $125.00 with store sale and coupon matching (mostly found on line!). I bought nuts, and produce and dairy that wasn't on sale and I even shopped at Trader Joes (an expensive healthy store)! Here in Dayton there are a lot of stores that double coupons and there are a lot of stores that take manufacture coupons and store coupons for the same item (even Target does this!) So this is my second week of sucess. I don't know if I could devote this much time always, but I am having fun. Now I have to buy a storage shelf with our left over budget money for the overflow of food! Notice the healthy food I usually avoid because of the price like the no preservative lunch meets and the fiber juice and yogurt?
I learned about how to do this at happyhomemakercindy.com and a class I took by Cindy. I wonder what will be in the flyers next week!
Do you like my loveley assistant Gabriella!? I am pretty sure she was glad to be at school and didn't need to "assist" me for four hours of shopping!!!
For Halloween, we checked out two neighborhoods; ours and another slightly fancier neighborhood. Our neighborhood had more candy per city block, and the other one gave WHOLE candy bars! What did we learn from this? That kids don't care where they get their candy as long as it isn't too cold outside and they don't have to share too much with Mom and Dad!
I'm morning my sweet tooth a little. I find I am a candy snob and only like a select few candy's now. I like 70+ % cocoa dark chocolate and no one gave that out! If only that was the key to my weight loss predicament. . .