Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas and Other Stuff

Hope you all had a great one. Ours was hectic, as usual, but great. My brothers were all here and that hasnt happened in a while with everyone doing their own thing these days. Lonnie got to meet his nephew for the first time and Chris had only seen him in the NICU. My girls miss them. They dont have a concept of time yet and so everything feels so long to them. Karl is over it all. He ripped down the tree this evening LOL.

Now that Christmas is over I will be sitting down and getting the spring semester planned for work. I dont want to lose steam so its important to me to have a plan. We will be visiting the Mary Kay factory on Jan 9th. That ought to be fun.

My MIL comes on Jan 17th. She is staying for 2 weeks this time. We see her about once a year so its not so bad. It is hard having to play host for so long but at least it forces me to keep the house decent LOL.

Karl finally got his new contract signed. He now gets paid holidays and benifits. In fact he gets New Years off paid! I still havent decided what we will do as far as medical insurance goes but it is nice to at least have that option now.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I am working on it

separating my two blogs that is. I thought it would show different names on the different blogs but apparently not :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Moving our homeschool stuff

over to this blog:

Finally Over It!!

Well they are finally past this tummy bug. So glad since tomorrow is Christmas! They must have been a bit tramatized because I over heard them playing doctor and their poor little dolls were throwing up. I heard Keira yell "Quick get a bucket!!!". Well, at least she kept it off the floor I suppose!

On the homeschool front, Keira asked for a math book so I got her the same one Bri is using. I did a little test with Bri and she actually tested on a 1st grade level for math, but we are going to finish out the K one just to reinforce. Bri does 3 pages a day out of that book! Keira did two but I think it will get more challenging in the next few days.

We still need to get our Bb book done but the holidays are taking precidence at the moment!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stomach Bugs

So it looks like Brianna's fever was a prelude to a stomach flu that is now making the rounds in my house. Last night Keira, Brianna, and Karl were all throwing up. This lasted until about 3 am and even though today they aren't puking any more they are pretty tired and are in bed asleep. I also havent been able to get them to eat and barely getting fluids in them :S

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My poor baby

My Bri is running a fever of 102...the day before her Christmas program. She fell asleep on the couch at 6pm so I have given her some Tylanol (not something I do very often) and she is cuddled up on my bed. I am just hoping that we can at least get through that program tomorrow. She is so looking forward to it...

Monday, December 15, 2008

This is our very first lapbook! I am so pleased with how they turned out and you should have seen them glow when they showed their daddy. This is just Brianna's since they were both pretty similar. Just different locations for the projects. In these we have:

Fish Maze
Foam Letter Ff
Fish Dot to Dot
Ff Word Search
Ff Mini Book
Fruit of the Spirit
Painted Ff
This was so much fun!! Tomorrow we will start our "Bb" book and our 5 Senses Science Book.

OK so hubby must be using band with so I will upload the rest tomorrow

The great thing about being well stocked

is that I dont have to shop every week. I am taking this week off to get settled into our official homeschooling routine!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Target 12-07 thru 12-13

Crest Premium White Strip-$27.99

Buy 1 Get $10 GC
Final Price $12.99

Campbells Select Harves or Chunky Microwave bowls-$1.44 BUY 2
Use $.50/2 MFQ and 2 $.50/1
Final Price:$1.38 or $.69 each

Keebler Cookies: $2.50
Buy 5 get $5 GC
Use $1.00/1 found HERE
Final Price:$2.50 for 5 or $.50 each

Sunday, December 7, 2008

CVS 12-07 My Actual Trip

So of course CVS was already out of the contact solution, which btw we really could have used, so I had to rework my deal.

6 Hershey Bliss
1 Hershey Kiss
1 Powerade
2 Pedialyte
4 Maybelline Lip Gloss
1 Oral B Stages

Total Before Q's and Sales:$73.15

Coupons used:
$2.50/2 Hershey Bliss
$1.00 Hershey Kiss
$5/2 Pedialyte
$4.00 Maybelline Lip Color
$10/$50 CVS
$14.48 ECBs from Previous Shops

Total OOP:$.76

ECBs Earned: $14.59
$10 Hershey
$2 Pedialyte
$1.59 Powerade
$1 Oral B

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Walgreens 12-07

Deals for this week:

Reynolds Foil $.99 with Walgreens Q-$1.00 MFQ=FREE

Scotch Tape 2/$2-$2 MIR=FREE

Schick Quatro $3.99-ES Coupon-$4 All You MFQ=FREE

Sudafed PE and/or Thermaflu Buy at 3 get $5 RR

Maybelline Lip Color($7.99 there may be some cheaper actually in the store) B1G1 use 2 $4 off any Lip Color=FREE

Kelloggs Cereal $1.99-$1.00 MFQ=$.99

Friday, December 5, 2008

CVS 12-07

I have some $10 off $50 that I need to use so here is how I am working up next weeks deals:

1 Powerade
2 Complete Contact Solution
6 Hershey Bliss
1 Hershey Mini
2 Pedialyte

Total Before Coupons: $51.15

$2.50/2 Hershey Bliss
$1.00 Hershey Mini
$5/2 Pedialyte
$10 off of $5o purchase

Total OOP:$27.65

ECBs Earned:
$1.59 Powerade
$17.98 Contact Solution
$10 Hershey
$2 Pedialyte


$3.92 PROFIT

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Target 12-01

Goody Ouchless Products $1.99 at register use$2 Coupon (thanks Stephanie at surviving the stores)

Pepsi 12 Packs 5/$15 get $5 gift card with purchase of 5
Final Price $10 for 5

Fusion Manual Razor $7.94 minus $4.00 MFQ (p&g 11-30)
Buy 2 get $5 gift card
Final Price $2.88 for 2

Airwick Ultra FreshMatic $5.99 minus $5.00 MFQ=$.99 each

Walgreens 11-30

My last trip of this month was as follows:

4 Sure Deodorant-Used Rain Check
4 Hunts Tomato Sauce-Rain Check
1 Glade Flameless Wisp
4 Scotch Tape
2 Oral B Electric Kids Toothbrushes
1 Colgate Toothpaste

Total Before Coupons: $50.21

Coupons Used:
WG $1.50 off Sure (Althought it only took off the $.49 each that I paid)
$1 off Sure
$.40/2 Hunts
$1 Colgate
BOGO Oral B Toothbrush
WG 2/$1 Scotch Tape
$3 Glade

Total OOP:$12.24 Used GC
$3 MIR for Toothbrush
$2 RR for Colgate

I also did the colgate thing one more time to get the RR.