Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annoying Dollar Tree find

So to get the Sunday paper we just stop off at the Dollar Tree in East Pasco (because it's on our way home from church) and buy a paper there because it's only $1 (instead of paying $1.75 at Albertsons). Well, the poor Mitsubishi Galante is out of commission right now (that's another interesting story/annoyance; if you want to know about it just ask) so we had to take the pickup to church and I have to sit in the back because Dallin's carseat won't fit in the back (and yes, I know you're not supposed to put babies in the front seat, but it's what we have to do right now). Because of that whole situation, Stephen went into the Dollar Tree to buy the paper (this last Sunday). When he came back out with the paper he told me that he accidentally hit the cash back button so he just got $10 cash back. I said to him "why didn't you cancel it and start over?" That's what I do (it happens very rarely). Anyways, I didn't bother to look at the receipt until today because I balanced the check book and saw that that transaction was $12 instead of $11. So when I find the receipt there was a $1 fee for getting cash back. ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?! Sigh. It's also a good motivator to get our subscription for the Sunday newspaper (finally). We agreed that we would do it once we paid off the fridge (yay!) so we wouldn't have to stop off and waste the gas and time to go buy one at the store.

And yes, I know it's only a dollar, but to me, I don't care if it's a penny, I like my money in my bank account, not someone else's. We could have bought another paper for crying out loud and got twice the coupons!

Monday, March 8, 2010


I REALLY need to plant my garden today. That's going to be my main project today. But I also need to make some baby food before the pairs get too ripe. I did 5 jars of bananas on Sat. It was way easy and took hardly any time. Bananas don't need to be cooked so I just peeled 3 bananas (that I got for free from the R. S. dinner we had on Fri.) and I broke them up and threw them in the food processor and away they go! Once all the chunks were gone I spooned them into some clean Beech-nut jars and labeled them "bananas" and stuck them in the freezer. I love free baby food, or anything for that matter (just as long as it's not junk). Anyways, the pears will take a little longer because they have to be cooked, at least I think so. I''ll take pictures of the baby food and the garden to keep me on task. =)

New Craft Blogs!

So you know that big red button at the top left of my page? Well, if you go there, there are 2 links to some really cool crafty sites/blogs. And one of them has an AWESOME giveaway going on right now (ends at the very end of March). The other one has a giveaway going on too, but it's not nearly as good as the other. Enjoy!

P. S. I just thought you guys would like to know about these sites for ideas. I don't know about you, but I am really good at stealing ideas and making them, but not so good at coming up with the idea. I'm the type of person who's mind goes COMPLETELY blank when told I can do whatever I want (when it comes to creative writing, crafts, or those really annoying Relief Society Invitations! you get the idea).


I'm not the most clever gal that's ever existed, nor am I one for words, so I'm just going to be playing around with my header until I come up with one that I like. Feel free to make any suggestions.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

One project down, a million more to go.

I actually finished this project a little while ago, (Dec.) I'm just slow on posting this (as you can tell I'm not much into blogging). I don't know if these drapes were worth the price, but I did try to get them for cheap (I waited until the fabric came on sale for 50% off, and I had a coupon that took an extra 10% off. The hardware was the same deal (50% off and then 10% off). I do think the fabric is pretty, but I mostly chose it because of the color scheme. We have brown carpet with light tan furniture, and I wanted to do the family room with a blue theme. I do wish I could have found a slightly less fancy and a more down to earth fabric. Oh well. Winter was approaching fast and I wanted as many of our windows to be covered as possible to help keep our natural gas bill down. They are not professional but they work.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


(This post is for anyone who is curious about that red button I just posted.)

So last November I was fortunate enough to have learned about a couponing class that was going to be held at a church activity. I attended because I wanted to know if it was possible for me to shrink my monthly grocery bill. Now I don't think a day goes by that I don't look at that site. Just to give you guys an idea, I am married and have a 1-year-old, and I can honestly say that I can now spend only $150 in a month if I wanted to. I think I spend a little more so that I can get treats and also to stock up on stuff (on things like toilet paper and other toiletries).

So if anyone is interested in saving money and not too proud to use a coupon, I would check out Karrie's site.

Free Scentsy!

Go on over to to enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 free Scentsy sets! I personaly don't own one but some of my family members do and I would love one. The giveaway ends tonight at midnight PST.