Wednesday, August 29, 2007
1) My favorite color is Orange! I don't know why but has been forever! My aunt says its because my Grandma "brainwashed" into believing it was my favorite by standing over my crib with an orange ball and saying "orange. This is orange, Kelly. See the orange ball?"
2) My favorite food is Mashed Potatoes with Garden Peas on top!! Yummy!!!
3) I eat ketchup on everything!!
4) I wanted 2 or 3 kids but CJ will be our only b/c I had hyperemesis, unless of course God has other plans.
5) I'm addicted to Chocolate and Mt Dew and raw chocolate chip cookie dough.
6) I dip my pizza in french or catalina salad dressing.
7) Apparently I'm hungry because all my answers have to do with food!!
8) I'm married to the most wonderful husband in the world!! I'm mommy to the most wonderful son in the world!! And I have the most wonderful family in the world!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
But first I need some help. :-) I've posted this to the 2 forums I go to the most as well.
I need a new business name. :-) I want to start completely fresh with a new name and everything. My logo/signature is going to be a butterfly. Sooooo help me name my "new" business! If I choose a name that someone suggests I will send them a package of bath salts in my "signature" scent, Cherry Lemonade.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Here are the rules:
You have to post these rules before you give the facts.Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
A-- Ann --- Most of the females on my mom's side share this name in one form or another.
N-- Noodles --- I love noodles/pasta in any shape or form! Yummy!!
N-- Natural --- My haircolor is all NATURAL red! :-)
OK I have to tag 3 other blogs.
A-- A Bibliomane Amidst Butterflies
N-- No Place Like Home
N-- Nancy's Place
Geez. This was so hard! You would think with my middle name only being 3 letters it would've been easier.
Friday, August 24, 2007
First I went to Bath & Body Works where they were having a sale on all hand soaps and anti-bacterial hand gels. I picked a birthday gift for my SIL, a "just for" gift for Mama, and some hand soaps for the house. MrB has decided he LOVES BBW's Country Apple Foaming hand soap, so I thrilled when it was on sale.
This is what I bought:
8.75oz Country Apple foaming hand soap reg. $5 sale $3
8oz Kitchen Lemon anti-bacterial moisturizing hand soap reg. $5 sale $3
8.75oz Sensual Amber foaming soap reg. $5 sale $3 *sil b-day gift*
12oz Lavender hand soap reg. $6 sale $3 *Mama just for gift*
3oz Sensual Amber anti-bacterial hand gel reg. $4 sale $3 *sil b-day gift*
2oz Sensual Amber body lotion $3.50 (not on sale) *sil b-day gift*
2oz Irrestible Apple body lotion reg $3.50 sale $2
Total: $20.50 (w/o tax)
Regular Price: $32 (w/o tax)
Then at Wal-Mart I had a couple of coupons to use so I got:
16oz French Vanilla Coffee Mate creamer reg. $1.73 FREE after coupon
15oz Gerber Grins & Giggles Oatmeal Baby Wash reg. $2.47 $1.47 after coupon *nephew b-day gift*
15oz Huggies Mango, Coconut and Aloe Baby Wash reg. $2.82 $0.82 after coupon
64pk Huggies Supreme Diaper Wipes reg. $2.53 $1.53 after coupon
Toddler Bath Pouf $0.48 (no coupon) *nephew b-day gift*
Total: $4.30 (w/o tax)
Regular Price: $10.03 (w/o tax)
Tonight MrB had to run back to town so I made another stop at BBW since I had a coupon to use that I left at home during the first trip.
During this trip I got:
8.75oz Fresh Pineapple foaming soap reg. $5 sale $3 *CJ/guest bathroom or gift closet*
8oz Sparkling Peach hand soap reg. $4.50 sale $3 *gift closet*
8oz Mango Mandarin hand soap reg. $5 sale $3
3oz Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel reg. $4 sale $3
2oz Sparkling Peach anti-bacterial moisturizing hand lotion reg. $4 sale $3
1.7oz Midnight Pomergranate anti-bacterial waterless hand foam reg. $4 sale $3
8oz Sensual Amber Body Cream reg. $10.50 FREE after coupon
Total:$18.00 (w/o tax)
Regular Price: $37 (w/o tax)
Then to Wal-Mart (again! yuck. but MrB had to go) Mama had told me there was some great clearance but somehow I missed to baby toys today when I was there. They moved them from the spot Mama had told me they were.
So I got:
First Years keys $0.40 *gift closet*
(2) First Years Teething Bead $0.50each *1 for gift closet and 1 for CJ*
Baby Einstein Teethe and Tug Pal (turtle) $3 (marked $4) *CJ*
Munchkin Play 'n Pat Water Mat $5 *CJ Christmas*
Fisher Price Tabletop Playmat $7 *CJ Christmas*
Infantino Shake a Tune Rattle $2.50
Adidas anti-perspirant reg. $2.13 FREE after coupon
I'm not sure what the regular price of any of the baby items were.
All in all I think it was a good shopping day. We spent alot but I got 2 birthday gifts done and some items for my gift closet for Christmas. :-) We don't need much as far as groceries go this week, so I was able to spent some extra on gifts. :-)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
Its a Brother LS-2125i and I'm so excited! I've been borrowing my mom's but gave it back so Mama and Sis could do some things they wanted to do. I asked MrB to please get me one for Christmas. :-) I guess its Christmas in August! :-) I love it! I took a picture but its still on my camera.
Saturday I scored some neat finds at my grandparents flea market/family yard sale. All of the items were left over from my cousin's 4H yard sale and they donated them to the family yard sale part of the flea market (all of our family's stuff they want to sell outside of the flea market booths).
First is a shelf that I'm going to re-paint and hang it in my bathroom.
Next is this cute Noah's Ark figurine that I sat on CJ's dresser. (The little "John Deere" guy off to the side was MrB's and already sits on CJ's dresser. I didn't realize he had snuck into the picture until I went to post it)
This cute little plaque I think I'm going to hang in CJ's room as well. Or maybe in his bathroom. I haven't decided yet.
This is a close-up of the neat wave pattern on it.
I also got this neat little "bassinet" type deal. It will still hold CJ for alittle while, but we're only going to use it for naps in the living room when I'm in the room, not for all night sleeping. Afterwards I think I'll use it to put his stuffed animals in.
Here's a close-up of the teddy bear print. The shadows make it looks like its stained, but really its in brand new condition!
And last is this walker I got for CJ as well. His feet don't quite touch the floor yet but he likes to sit in it and let me pull him toward me and then push him arms length out from me. Great excerise for me! And keeps him happy.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mail your loved one a card or letter.
Keep a journal of clippings/ideas of things your significant other has shown interest in. You will always have a handy reference for gift ideas.
Make a collage of sentimental memories and have it framed. As a surprise you could just hang it as a surprise or give it as a gift.
Post an ad to your sweetheart in the personal column of the newspaper.
Love coupons. These are so easy to make. It can be anything from a hug to a favorite meal. (or use your imagination)
Start a love calendar of important happy sharing moments, or events that are yet to happen.
Make a love tape of songs that you both enjoy. What a sweet surprise to find a tape in the cassette player in the car.
Find out your sweeties favorite foods and keep a little cookbook handy. Consult his/her family for childhood favorites.
Hide love notes in their pockets, in the fridge, on the windshield wipers. Get creative. Remind that person that they are special.
Do a chore that they normally do and hate. Choose something that you normally don't do. Does she always vacuum? You do it. Does he always take out the trash? You do it instead. May seem silly, but doing something surprising keeps that little element of spontaneity in arelationship.
Does your sweetie love something like M&M's? Or ice cream? Or anything? Don't just buy a small package. Buy a huge package. It is sure to get a smile and be enjoyed in the larger size even more.
Place a surprise on your sweetie's pillow. It is always nice to end the day on a romantic note. You could add a card or anything special.
Get out the chalk and you and the kids write a big love message to your sweetheart on the driveway as a surprise.
Start a restaurant/movies ratings book together. This is something fun that helps create lasting memories.
Get a special key-chain engraved for your loved one.
Read a book together. (Written by their favorite author)
Put a together a puzzle.
Plan a mystery night out. Plan a surprise outing.
Are dinners out getting expensive? Try breakfasts out.
Clip funny comics to post on the fridge.
When dining casually, sit together booth style.
One of my favorite cheap dates is one we actually had this weekend. I'll pick up a frozen pizza from the grocery store if they happen to be on sale for around $3 (I also like these for a cheap supper when I don't feel like cooking). And then on a friday or saturday night we want to do something but don't want to spend alot we'll go rent a movie ($4). Then I'll cook the pizza and we'll enjoy our "date night" at home for $7. This weekend though we picked up supper at Wendys for $9 instead of eatting pizza.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This morning I woke up well rested and very please that CJ only woke once during the night and that was my fault. My house is nice and neat thanks to a quick clean up yesterday when I thought my MIL was coming over. *blush* (she didn't btw) And my hubby took CJ to town with him so I could have some "me" time and he could get some daddy and CJ time, which was very nice. Well he came home with a new sewing machine for me!!!! Isn't he so sweet?? I've been borrowing my mom's machine but her and my sis needed it back to do some neat projects of their own (if you are reading Sis, I'm ready for my dish washing gloves! lol) I had asked MrB to please get me a sewing machine for Christmas instead of other things and he surprised me with one early! :-) *swoon*
It is so sunshiney outside today. Very hot but there is a really nice breeze. So I hung a load of towels on the line to dry and the breeze felt so wonderful and the sun was like a warm hug. :-) I'm wearing my flowy denim skirt today and the breeze was making it blow around. It made me feel......so homey and very much like the wife/mom/homemaker I'm trying to be.
Supper is done for tonight, its leftover picnic cooked on the grill and potatoes from my grandparents anniversary party on Saturday. All that needs to be done is washing up a few dishes that are left from last night.
God is so great you guys! I'm so happy for this beautiful day. :-)
Off to play with CJ,
Sunday, August 19, 2007
herbs and spices
canned tomatoes-crushed, diced, sauce, paste, puree
sweetened condensed milk
canned beans-kidney beans,navy beans, chili beans
canned soup-cream soups
chicken and beef broth/boullion
dried onion soup mix
canned vegetables-cream of corn, garabanzo beans, peas, etc
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
OK I need to go for now. I promise to write again very soon!!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
At another I got myself a shirt for 25cents (too small, will probably be passed to Sis) and MrB got a Ninetendo 64 to put in his 18 wheeler for $10
At the next yard sale, I scored CJ the book "Guess How Much I love you" there are some pencil marks inside but I think I can clean it up to look almost brand new. Also got Sis a Nancy Drew book (copyright 1934) and a Hardy Boys book (copyright 1966) and myself The Silent Bell (copyright 1975 and signed by the author!) and The Herford Aesop (copyright 1921) for a total of $2
At yet another yard sale, I got 8 pairs of jeans for me and a pair of Nauctica shorts for my brother for 25cents each!!
And this beautiful water fountain. I've wanted this fountain since it came out in the Avon books, but it was pretty expensive. This one is missing the power cord, but it works perfect and I only paid $2. :-) Plus I wouldn't plug it up anyway. lol
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Its World Breastfeeding Week and MommyBabble has a wonderful post about getting your breastfeeding relationship off to a good start.
Also as part of WFMW over at Rocks in my Dryer (I know I'm a day late! I forgot it was WFMW!) there's a beautiful post at Musings of a Housewife about enjoying your baby.
One last link before I go... Amy at the Motherload is doing 30 days of savings. Every day for the month of August she will post a savings tip. Yesterdays was about getting discounts. :-)