Just a Quick One

We are getting ready for our day. I paid all of our bills, put money in savings, made a plan for everything I need to get today, and afterwards, I’m pretty sure that we will have enough to put more in savings. Do I wait until next payday to do it, or do I go ahead and bite it and do it now? Jordan is racing this weekend, so I may have to wait until after that to see how much I can put in.

Conner’s birthday party is this Saturday. Going to make fondant tonight, cake tomorrow and leave Saturday morning. Kylee is staying at her grandparents til Thursday, so it will just be me and my lil’ man. I’m determined to get him walking next week! I will have tons of time to work with him. On top of that, I will be getting things ready for my yard sale in May. I just have to gather things and take them to the unused basement. Anyway…Lots of things to do today. Gotta go!

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Children’s Place Savings Day

It doesn’t seem to be that hard saving money when you really try. I usually have a hard time not spending some amount of money within a week whether it’s for milk or that shirt that I just have to have and it’s on SALE! Well today, I went ahead and purchased the kid’s spring clothes. I was going to wait, but they were having, of course, a sale. Children’s Place marked down a lot of their items 30% plus with my web coupon code, I saved another 15%. Since I have a Place Card, there’s another 5%. I’m in discount heaven!

I bought 19 items for $159.00 (not exact). I realize that that may seem still a little steep when it comes to kid’s clothes, but you have to realize. I am not a Walmart or Goodwill shopper. Not saying there is anything wrong with those places, but I get anxiety when I go in there. Always disorganized, and I am not a picker. Maybe to save money, I should become one, but I’m a little too OCD when it comes to that sort of thing. I saved about $35 today, and I’m pretty happy.

I didn’t pick any item that was over $17, and the majority of the items I picked were on sale. So what’s the verdict for my savings? When it comes to pay day, pay off my purchases and put what I saved in our savings account. Depending on how Yaya feels after she gets back from the Doctor, we may go do my grocery shopping tonight.

I’m pretty anxious to see how much I’m going to save with all my coupons. Yes, I’m a dork ๐Ÿ™‚ But a happy, saving money dork!

Another Day…Another Win…

If you have been in my house this week, you would know that it had not been a good week for mom or babies. Very sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My oldest, the monster girl, has not been sleeping very well at all, which in turn means that mom hasn’t slept well either. She is 2. Isn’t she supposed to be sleeping all night? That’s what I would think, but I guess I would be wrong. Isn’t the first time. Here is one of the typical nights I have had this week:

I go to bed at 10:30pm. My son decides that he is hungry at 12. I’m up from 12-12:30 mainly trying to get him to go back to sleep without eating. Unsuccessful. I get back to bed at 12:30am. 2:30, my daughter strolls in, drags me out of my comfy bed to just lay down on her floor beside her so she can fall asleep again. I wait til she sleeping and then go back to my dreamland bed. 4:30am rolls around and here comes the little monster girl again, but this time crying. She drags me out of bed, and this time, I just fall asleep on her floor. 5:15, the hubby comes in her room…*The boy is screaming and I need 30 more minutes of sleep before I have to get ready for bed* Monster Girl wakes up, wants milk, the boy is hungry wanting yet again another bottle. Mom is very tired and wants to just fall over and sleep for 2 days. I give monster girl milk, the boy his formula, climb back into bed with M.G. and sleep until 7:50am when both children wake up for the day.

Now doesn’t that sounds fun?? Luckily it was Tuesday, so the sitter was coming over to watch the kids while mom has her chill out time. I did make the M.G. take a nap, but she was still very grumpy even after her nap. I had very little patience with her and she was very irritable. It was an epic fail all day, let me tell you. So for the past 2 days, we have stayed in doors for fear of grumpiness relapse.

I had no choice today, so we went to Babies R Us & Walmart. Both trips went great! I was relieved. An awesome win for the day. Monster Girl turned into Angel Girl and the boy, well, he’s just chill all the time anyway. He was a little grumpy on the way home, but he was ready for a nap and wanted to be in his crib. It’s been a much better day, but I am looking forward to this weekend. The kids are going to their grandparents, and it will be me and the hubby all weekend ALONE! I didn’t realize how precious that time really was when we didn’t have kids to spend with your spouse. First comes love…Then marriage…Then the baby in the baby carriage…We had 3 years between the marriage part and the baby part, and I wish we would have spent even more time together.

It is what it is now and we work around that. It’s still great, and I would say that I love him more and more everyday since we have had kids. Weird? well, I will say we are a much stronger couple now than ever. Of course, like any relationship, we still have some things to work on, but we are in a good place right now. I love my family. Things couldn’t get any better…I think ๐Ÿ™‚

Pancakes, Moving, and Other Stuff :)

Well, I realize it’s been a few days since I have been on here, but I have been keeping myself preoccupied with crocheting my bag AND afghan. Yes, 2 projects…something that I said that I wasn’t going to do. Finish one before I start another?? hehe…I just couldn’t help myself. After I started my blanket, I realized that I didn’t have anywhere to put all my supplies, so I decided to make a bag. A crochet bag for all my crochet stuff…Does that sound silly? Oh well…I’m enjoying myself. Anyway…

I made pancakes yesterday morning for breakfast. They are Totally Awesome Pancakes.

  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 Tbs. Sugar 2 Eggs

My daughter devours pancakes! She loves them. Almost as much as she loves french fries! I have a very picky eater on my hands. I giving her veggies and she just won’t eat them, and you can’t force a 2 year old to eat. I just have to deal with it right now and do the best I can for the time being. I have thought about potty training, but I think that I am going to wait until our next move to do that. We will be at the next job for at least a couple of years, and I don’t want to try now and ย have it go to pot with moving and changes (if you know what I mean) I’m so ready for this next move. I’m so ready, that after I come home this weekend after dropping the kids off at their grandparents, I’m buying moving boxing and organizing my house and pack things that I don’t need right now. I like being prepared and having kids when we move now, I have to be more prepared than ever. It’s really not that great moving with babies. They can’t pack their own stuff. They have to have their toys up until moving day. It can get ย very stressful if I don’t organize better this time. Luckily the last we moved, it was only like 35 minutes away so it wasn’t that bad. We will most likely be changing states this next time (which I am COMPLETELY stoked about!)

I think that by the end of it all, I will be able to write a How To book on how to move…with kids in tow. Hmmm….idea to jot down ๐Ÿ˜‰ So Saturday, I got to go SHOPPING! Something that I have not been able to do for quite some time. I have had 2 babies, back to back (15 months apart) which means that I spent the better part of 2 years being pregnant. I got up to 150 lbs with each of my kids which isn’t that bad. After I had my son, I figured I was done having kids so I was more determined than ever to lose the extra weight. I took a Hot Yoga class for about 4 wks. My bff was in from Texas, staying with us for a dew weeks, so we would switch days going. We had to do that cause my hubby was working nights, and I had no one to watch the kids. Well, long story short, I lost ALL of my baby weight and am down to my pre baby weight. Now understand that my body is not the same as it was, but I feel awesome. I’m 5’2” and 108 lbs! So Shout out to my new blog buddy BabyBellyKelli cause it’s ok to be skinny and show it off! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway…My shopping experience was, I went to 1 store and 1 store only and spent the x amount that hubby gave me to go shopping and got almost a completely new wardrobe. Maybe I will put everything on, take pix and post my awesome new clothes one day. It’s hard being short, look like a teenager and trying to look like a 26 year all at the same time anymore. Does that make sense?? Well, I love my new clothes and feel great wearing them. That’s all that counts right? So my son stinks and that means he needs a diaper change ๐Ÿ™‚ ewwww…He really is a stinky boy! Time to get started on stuff anyway.