Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
1. Every Wednesday TCBY offers a large waffle cone of yogurt for .99 cents. It's a super deal and super yummy.
5. I could spend my entire non-existent paycheck in this store. Old Navy is having a great Summer Lovin' Sale, which is especially wonderful in the kids department. I got a couple of dresses for Landrie and Emerie for $6.99 and all bathing suits are $10.
6. Okay, so this isn't exactly a sale, but this shirt from Target is one of my favorites right now. It's called a Slub shirt by Merona. Typically, I'm not a fan of Target clothing (especially Merona) nor am I a fan that someone in marketing thought that "Slub" would make a good name for this shirt. However, I purchased this shirt in zephyr blue for $9.99 and let me tell you....it is so comfortable! It fits like a tiny fit shirt, but doesn't show the belly bulge that I've developed since birthing three children and eating ice cream every afternoon at 4pm, Carinos each Monday nite, and indulging in Sonic's happy hour.
So I think this is enough information for now. If you have any "hot deal" tips, please share them in my comments section. Every penny saved is a penny more towards your next clothing purchase.....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My wonderful husband surprised me with it for my birthday today! YES......I'm a year older today! 33 to be exact. I'm currently struggling with some physical ailments, which I'm sure have nothing to do with my old age..... a low back (bulging disc?) problem and an upper respiratory infection. Talk about feeling your age!!!
I'm sure most everyone already owns one of these mixers, but since Cody and I eloped to the Bahamas....we didn't have all the traditional wedding showers that most brides and grooms do. Therefore, I completely missed getting one of these babies. If you have any helpful tips or great recipes, let me know. I'm Kitchen-Aid-Mixer-Illiterate!!
And, thank you, honey for always surprising me with just the right gift, at the just right time. You and my kiddos are the best "gifts" I ever have or ever will receive.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I won a bloggie award, y'all! My sister gave me a "You Make My Day Award" and I'm thrilled. I'll give away this award at the end of this post, but first.....let's talk about summer.
This week has been my first official week of summer since we spent one week in Watercolor and the following week doing VBS and basketball camp. This was the first week that I actually had to come up with all sorts of fun things to entertain my three girls who don't like to do the same thing. Adding insult to injury was my husband's work schedule, which left me as pseudo-single parent.
So here's what our week looked like:
Monday: bible study, nap, Kellie-Laine goes to play with a friend, Kellie-Laine's friend spends the night, trip to Keva Juice
Tuesday: Jumping Party, lunch at Fuddrucker's, basketball practice
Wednesday: morning at the donut shop, story time at the library, weekly Wednesday babysitter for Emerie, movie (Kung Fu Panda) with older girls, bathing suit shopping at Academy
Thursday: swimming at the Y, took dinner to a friend with a new baby, double header basketball game in West, Texas
Friday: dropped Kellie-Laine off to spend the weekend at Lake Granbury with a friend, lunch and play date with the Stanfords.
Whew...factor in trips to the grocery store, picking up the house, filling up my car with $100 worth of gas, chasing a toddler who's goal in life is to break every boundary I set for her, listening to my four-year-old talk non-stop, and refereeing the incessant arguing that goes on between my girls.....and there you have it!! The reason I am insane.
Is anyone else having school withdrawals?
And finally for my award: my award goes to my high school friend, Juli, who was the one who not only inspired me to start blogging, but also convinced me in high school to pull the "I'm spending the night at Angela's/Juli's house" trick and instead we snuck out to visit some boys camping. We got caught....duh (my hometown is really, really small) and were subsequently grounded for a long time. We even painted prison bars on our windows to commemorate our grounding. Juli also shared my love of heavy metal bands and attended the Poison concert with me in my dad's neon green VW van in 8th grade (that was you right, Juli?). Anyway, Juli has made my day in many ways and for many years. I love keeping up with her life through her blog. Thanks for making my day, Juli!
BTW: if anyone has any summer fun suggestions for me.....I'd love to have them!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I think it does.
You must give congratulations to.....
Did I trick you? I promise that if that test had belonged to me, I would have already plucked each strand of hair from my scalp. I would also be sitting in a corner rocking back and forth while chanting, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home."
But, alas, it's my sister who's expecting a BABY and will finally give me another niece or nephew. I am so excited for them since they've been working on this "project" for about a year!!!
Congrats, Ferrell's!!! We love you.
(And please remember that you are scheduled to keep little Miss Fussypants August 3rd-6th, so you aren't allowed to have any morning sickness!)
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I find it a tad bit ironic that I was just about to publish a post about reaching my "100th Blog Entry" when, yep, you guessed it. My computer died. Let me re-state that: my less-than-a-year-old-anniversary-gift-HP-Pavilion-$800 dollar-laptop-that-I-live-and-breathe-by died. No rhyme nor reason why. It is just dead and will have to be sent back to the factory for hard drive replacement.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Okay, so this is cute, but not really the look and feel I was hoping for.
And so this concludes today's photo shoot at Watercolor. Does this photo scream, "Frame me, baby!" or what?! (I should also mention that in between these shots Emerie was no less active than a rabbit just placed in a flour sack.)
In all seriousness, I am chuckling my way through this post. This is my little fireball. And so someday soon I will frame these photos for display in my home and hope that Emerie doesn't kill me when she's older. It marks this season in our lives. (But you can all together forget about me getting a group shot of all three girls! I'd rather have my mouth wired shut.)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I've finally figured out why people work so darn hard to retire early. Watercolor, Florida is the reason.