Ahhhh, the fresh smell of 25 loads of vacation laundry to be done….. anyone want to help??
So glad to be home, I am so out of the loop, what did I miss? Any good deals? Give me a few hours to surf the web and catch up on all the sales and I will start posting my favorite ones.
Did you score anything fabulous this week? Do you have any tip that you can share with anyone else?
I owe you an apology, I feel like I lied. I was gone on vacation ( if you can call it that :)) since Wednesday and I didn’t say anything. I just hate to announce that no one will be home, just incase anyone might want to break in and steal some kids toys, or dirty clothes, since that is about all that we have anyway. If you are planning on it, just don’t do it at night you might trip on my clutter and break an ankle 🙂
But anyway, deep breath…. onto more fun things, like dead animals and rabid squirrels. This is the beautiful view of the gorgeous valley where we camped at my favorite camp ground, and most popular Texas state park called Garner. This place is really magical, and have I mentioned beautiful?
Like rabid squirrels. We were sitting down by the river when a squirrels fell out of the tree right next to us, it landed right there with a HUGE thud! We watched it for a minute laughing, it seemed kinda stunned. It tried to run away… and couldn’t. Then it got really sad, the poor thing was trying to hop while dragging its head on the ground. It was having some kind of seizures and acting bizarre. I thought it might have hurt itself when it fell out of the tree, but my brainiac brother gave us the run down on rabies and was sure that was the problem. At this point all the kids came over to see what we were looking at. The poor thing tried to climb a tree again, but only got part way and curled up into a ball. This is where we should have walked away with the kids. But no, we let then stay and watch.
We didn’t do much better later in the day. Next they found a dead bat, and a very large dying insect. I was expecting at any moment the bat to jump up and eat the insect right in front of us. That would have been priceless.
Now, during the day you spend all day on the river. It is called the Frio. Meaning freezing. It is spring feed so it is always cold and crystal clear! This is how Storie looked for 4 straight days, well, when she wasn’t making me walk her to the bathroom every hour 3 blocks from our campsite.
I just threw this picture in because I took it, and I think it turned out REALLY cute. It is my niece Sadie.
Ummm and this one because someone needs to spend less time on the computer and more time teaching their children how to eat a banana. Obviously takes after his fathers side of the family 🙂
Well, and this one because it was priceless. I caught her looking at her reflection in the bumper, she was fascinated by the dirt on her face. In a really cute way, not the I am a bad Mom because my kids were filthy, kind of way!
Now to the end. If you read this far, pat yourself on the back. My trip did get better, my husband showed up for the last day and a half and helped me pack back up to go home. I knew he wasn’t going to miss jumping off rope swings.
I type up their jobs in a column format with the days of the week on top and the chores down the side. Each child’s is different according to their age and ability. Smaller kids jobs can be helping me with the baby. My oldest son has mowing the lawn on his. They all have straighten their rooms and make their beds daily.
I use flat magnets on the back so I can hang them on the refrigerator. This way they can see them all day and they are at eye level.
Her hair had been cut! I freaked, and she proudly told us how my 3 year old had cut her hair! Seriously, why my kid. I feel horrible, her Mom is out of town, I had to call and profusely apologize and beg for forgiveness! My sister handled it much better than I would have, she just told me to fix it.
So we had an impromptu haircutting party.
Then we blew it dry and made her cute!
I actually almost like it better now. She needed the ends cut anyway, right?
I am so excited to offer you this new soooo helpful feature!! Up above this post in my tabs you will see a new one called Coupon Database. Please check it out and learn to use it! Your couponing life will become so much easier! When you click on it you will see a place to type ina search. This is a place to type in any brand or item that you would like to buy. The database will pull up all available unexpired coupons for that product! For example I typed in “Kelloggs” it pulled up 19 different availble Kelloggs coupons and where I can find them, many of them were printables that I could just print off right then!
~You will notice that printable will be in blue, this means that it is a link to print it.
~ If under source it says “RP 02/21/10 ” this means that the coupon can be found in the February 21st 2010 Red Plum Sunday insert.
~ If under source it says “SS 03/14/10” you can find that coupon in the March 14th 2010 Smart Source Sunday insert.
* Use the couon database to help you plan a trip to the store, when you get your regional sales adds, this will make it so much easier for you to find the coupons you need to have a great shopping trip!
I am really excited to be able to bring this to my readers and I hope that you will use it, I want everyone to feel like they are successful at couponing and saving money, anything I can do to help I will do it! If you have any questions please feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
use 2 $1.50/2 – Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats – (coupons.com)
or $1.50/2 – Kellogg’s Cereal, including Mini-Wheats – (redplum.com)
Pay: $7.00, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 4
Buy 5-6 Kellogg’s Cereals, 10 oz+, Receive Catalina good for (2) Free Gallons of Milk
Buy 7+ Kellogg’s Cereals, 10 oz+, Receive Catalina good for (3) Free Gallons of Milk
Print these coupons before they’re gone and save them for the sale:
$1.50/2 – Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats – (coupons.com)
$1.50/2 – Kellogg’s Cereal, including Mini-Wheats – (redplum.com)
Look now for stores that have SmartSource Coupon Machines with the blinking red light. Look near the Kellogg’s cereal for a “blinkie” manufacturer coupon worth $0.70 off Apple Jacks, Corn Pops or Fruit Loops. It’s okay to take a few of these coupon and put them in your wallet. You can save them for the sale beginning 3/19.
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