Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Blog

I have a new blog.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  Become a follower and I'll smile really big!  =)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Leona's new cheezy smile!

Eh. What can I say? We're a cheezy bunch!

Magnet Board

This whole project started out as a desperate attempt to keep our three-year old busy in the car. With two upcoming long trips, and a girl who doesn't travel well, we needed something.

I printed a bunch of different pictures, laminated them and put magnets on the back. We'll take a cookie sheet (the dirty looking one in the pictures. sigh.) with us for her to play with.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Free photo cards from Shutterfly!

I am so in love with Shutterfly. It all started when our wedding photographer had a book made for us as a wedding present. It is seriously beautiful! Everyone loves how unique and beautiful it is!

This year, Shutterfly is giving 50 free Christmas cards to bloggers! Yippee! I can't wait to get them. Now, if only Baby #2 would get here like . . . today. And then we could have all four of us on them. As it is now, I think we'll just put Josie since the alternative would mean including the extremely large pregnant lady who already hates getting her picture taken.
So, here are a few of my favorites. What do you think? Care to weigh in?

Option #1:I love the simplicity of this one, and that it would just show a super cute little girl on the front. Any ideas who our model could be?!
Option #2:
Very cute. But, be forewarned that if you vote for this one, you are also volunteering to help get multiple nice shots of a feisty 2 1/2 year old.
Option #3:
Classy. Fairly traditional. Pretty. A viable contender.
Option #4:
I take any and all votes, and toss them in the trash for some secret (yet undetermined style) so that you will be surprised when it reaches your mailbox.

Shutterfly also has super cute calendars, birthday invitations, graduation announcements, and a million other things that will make you utter the dreaded phrase: "Honey, can I have your credit card?"

Check out Shutterfly's beautiful products. Today. No, really. You should. I dare you. Or don't. But that would be your loss!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rite Aid Huggies Diaper Deal (9/19-9/25)

I'm posting this since a few friends have asked!

Buy 3 Huggies Jumbo packs $8.99 each
Use $5 off $25 coupon (found here) (it's important that you give this coupon first or your order will be less than $25 and it won't work!)
Use (3) $3 Huggies coupons (found here) (for some reason they're in the Household section)
Use $2 August Video Values coupon (if you haven't done this yet, it is too late, but the deal is still awesome!) ---Video Values are on the Rite Aid website - you watch short videos and get coupons for it that can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons
Use $1 September Video Values coupon (not too late to do this one!!)
Pay out-of-pocket: $9.97
Get back: $6 in UPRewards (instant coupons that you can use on your next purchase)
Get back: $10 Rite Aid gift card (enter your receipt info online and request GC at the end of the month here)
TOTAL: $6.03 money maker (or $5.03MM if you didn't have the August VV coupon)!!!!

Pretty nice, huh?! So, Rite Aid just PAID YOU $6 to take 3 Jumbo packs of diapers!

3 Huggies 26.97
coupons 17.00
OOP: 9.97
UPR: 6.00
GC: 10.00
Total: -$6.03

Thursday, January 28, 2010

You've GOT to be kidding!
(click on words above each pic for links to the blogs where I found these)

I think Josie needs an OWL second birthday!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Where did my baby go?

I'm pretty sure it was about 3 weeks ago that I held a scrawny, dark-haired, squeaking infant in a pink blanket. And then today? She's walking and talking and acting like a big girl. What happened?

I know that time flies when you have kids, but this is ridiculous! Even in the past few weeks, Josie has been actually TALKING to me. She went from just answering questions and babbling, to coming up to me with actual THINGS TO SAY! I'm sorry I'm yelling. It's just that I'm kind of in a state of shock...that I'm pretty sure will last until the day I die (thankfully!)

Today we had this conversation (so there are still quite a few babbly words in there, but it's the fact that she is conversing!):

Josie: Mama, sing song?
Me: You want to sing a song? Okay.
Josie: Otay. Sing song woe woe boat? Yes, woe woe boat? Sing song? Otay.
Me: Okay, let's sing Row Row Row Your Boat.
Josie: Woe woe boat no. no woe woe boat no.
Me: Okay, let's sing another song. Twinkle Twinkle?
Josie: Sing song woe woe boat. Otay.

And it's also kind of nice to know she shares her mother's indecisive genes!