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!

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.