Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Goal Setting

I was catching up on some blog reading when I came across a terrific idea on this blog. So after breakfast this morning, I sat Connor down and we talked about setting goals for the rest of the summer. He decided on 4 goals to work on and we created a chart to keep track of his progress.

One goal I wanted Connor to add but did make the cut: Try a new food once a week. That isn't asking too much is it?

Until next tme,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Holiday World

Connor and I spent the day Sunday at Holiday World with some of our friends. He was so excited to finally get to go. As soon as we got there, Angie and I took Connor and Hallie on the Legend (a rollercoaster). I HATE rollercoasters, but I couldn't send him on it alone. I kept my eyes closed for the 60 mph ride on the wooden tracks. He absolutely loved it. We all had a terrific time. We rode rides, lounged in two different lazy rivers, went down water slides, played in the wave pool, had funnel cake and dippin dots, and enjoyed the day. Connor already wants to know when we can go back.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm a Newbie!!

I'm a Newbie about counponing, but I'm learning and I'm excited to be saving some money.

I met someone who suggested I check out this link. She was right. The Krazy Coupon Lady has lots of information and step-by-step directions for beginners like me.

I grabbed a binder and the Sunday paper and started clipping. I also printed some digital coupons. Connor and I headed out to Target tonight to make a return and these are the deals we were able to snag while there....

This is what I paid...
Snicker (6 fullsize bars) marked down...$2.58
Hershey's (6 pack) Reg...$3.19 w/coupon...$1.99
Nivea Men's Body Wash...Reg. $4.99 w/coupons...$0.99
Colgage....on sale $2.00 w/coupon....$1.25
Nexcare bandaides Reg. $1.68...w/coupon...$0.68
Maxcold ice pack (only thing NOT on sale or NO coupon)...$2.99

Total spent....$10.72


On the way home we stopped at JCPenny's. They have flat front or cargo shorts (Arizon or St. John's Bay) for men on sale. Reg. $35 on sale for $9.99!! We picked up 2 pair of shorts for Rob for $21.18. The shorts I returned at Target were $15.99. I don't know about you but I think 2 pair of shorts that are regularly $35 each for only $21.18 is a fantastic deal.

It's addictive. I can't wait to hit another store with my coupons to see how much I can save.

Until next time...