Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend and Coupon Haul

I started my weekend off on Friday night celebrating my grandma's 81st birthday. A group of us got together and went to Gingham's. It was a good time.

Aunt Ann and Uncle John

The group- Grandma standing on the right

My sister, Julie, and I decided that we wanted to be stylish so we go feathers put in our hair.

Julie and I had lunch at 54th Street

The park where I am hosting a picnic for my sorority

Me at work today- ha ha ha ha


I purchased all of these items for $12.50 out of pocket. I then earned $13.00 Register Rewards which means that the stores paid me $.50 to carry this stuff home.

Those are big bags of M&Ms by the way.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coupon Queen

I have taken up a new hobby. Couponing has become a new obsession source of entertainment for me. Every week I get the store ads and coupons and try to get the best deals that I can find. I also follow the website that links me up with current deals in my area. Tonight I got one of my best deals.

Walgreens had Dove soap on sale for $.99 and then they had a register reward deal with it. I also purchased some index cards for .99 to use as filler items.

Total cost of everything pictured = $33.81
Total amount I paid = $4.62

How did I do it? First of all I did it in 5 separate transactions.
* Instore coupon to make soap .99
* Instore coupon to make index cards .39
* 4 $3 RR from previous purchase

15 bars of soap and 4 packs of index cards for $4.62 not bad, right???? Well the deal did not end there.
I got 5 $6 RR. That means that I spent less than $5 to make $30. That is a $25 profit just for carrying these soaps out of the store.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This weekend started off the football season for me. Friday night I went to a football game that my high school was playing in. My brother in law is also helping coach the team. It was fun to go and watch. The team actually played pretty well which was surprising since they were not that good when I was there. Saturday Mitch worked on building shelves in our basement. They turned out great and I love them.

That night we got to go to a Ram's preseason game. It was nice to see them win.

Today we slept in and then did work around the house. Mitch cut the grass and worked in the yard and I cleaned house.

 I love our new Scency warmer. It smells like birthday cake.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day

Today was my first day of my 5th year of teaching. It just seems like time has flown by. My youngest students who were in Kindergarten when I started are in 4th grade now and my oldest students who were in 6th grade are juniors in high school. Today was a pretty easy day. I do not have all of my students scheduled yet so I am not able to start working with them. Here I am today.

not really sure what is going on with my hair but this is me as I was leaving.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School

Tomorrow is the first day of school. Ready or not we are starting a new year. I got a lot accomplished in my room today so I feel like I am ready. Tonight my sister and her husband came over for dinner. They also just put in a contract on a house so I am really excited for them. Off to bed in a little bit.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SUYL- Wedding showers

My sister's Wedding Shower in March

My favorite part of my sister's shower was when we had all of the guests decorate a scrapbook page with their favorite recipe.  It was really neat because my sister is not a very good cook. He He.

The only picture I can find from my wedding shower. Guess that is what happens when you are the photographer.

Back at it

With the start of the new school year I am trying to get back into a routine. I am trying to eat healthier, exercise more, use my time better, and blog more! So.. I'm starting today. While I do not like having to go to work and would rather sleep in and go to the pool I have to help pay the bills. The start of the new school year is a nice begging for me and it helps me restart. I love that fall is right around the corner.

We had a busy weekend. We started off going to the zoo Saturday morning. Our zoo is really awesome because they do not charge for entry. We also parked on the street so we did not have to pay for that either. We got up really early and went because there are a few exhibits that charge and you are able to go to them for free the first hour. We saw the stingrays and sharks and even got to pet them.

 For lunch we went to Olive Garden and then did a little shopping at the mall.

We also went to my nephew's 5th birthday party. I cannot believe that he is 5.
He is about 9 months old in this picture.
 5th Birthday

yes he is reading the card in this picture. He has been reading for almost a year and will not start kindergarten until next year.

Today was mostly spend doing things around the house. I put away a ton of laundry and did little projects, I also went to Walgreen's and did some couponing. I think that is all for now. I need to get to bed soon because tomorrow is the first day that we have to report to work and we have open house so it will be a long day.