Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dancing Baby

Here's a minute long video of Thomas cutting a rug to the Wiggles.  So cute!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Couponing Haul for Sunday June 3, 2012

Here are the stats for my couponing trip today:
  Out of pocket expense (oop): $48.00
  Retail value of items purchased: $144.26
  Percentage of savings: ***67%****
(I am terrible at math, please correct me if I am wrong on my %.)
I also received $15.00 in CVS bucks back and $8.00 in WAGS (Wal-Geens) bucks. I will be getting a $10.99 rebate back for the Pediasure juice boxes I bought.  So after my bucks and rebate I will only have paid $14.01!!! Woo-hoo!
Here's a couple of pics of what I bought:

Here's the itemized  list of what I bought and the coupons I used (I printed this info. off of Hip2save.com):
Men’s or Ladies Speed Stick or Stainguard $2.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the regional $1/1 coupon found in the 5/20 SS
Or the $0.75/1 coupon previously available

here (out of prints :( )
Pay as low as $1.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost as low as FREE!

Oral-B manual toothbrush 1 ct, SuperFloss 50ct, Satin Tape or Floss 27-55 yds $2.77 = $2 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $0.25/1 Oral-B 3D White, Pro-Health Complete, or Pulsar toothbrush coupon found in the 6/3 PG
Or the $0.50/1 Glide floss coupon found in the 6/3 PG
Plus, use the $1/1 any Toothbrush CVS coupon printing last week from the Magic Coupon Machine (Expires 6/3!)
Pay as low as $1.52
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost FREE + $0.48 money maker !

Buy 4 Gillette Custom Plus3 Sensitive Razors, 4 ct. $7.99
Use 2 FREE Gillette CustomPlus 3 when you buy 1 CustomPlus3 from PG 5/13 and use 2 of the
$2.00/1 Gillette Mach3 disposable Razor, Sensor 3 or CustomPlus3 from PG 5/13.
Pay $11.98, Receive $10.00 Extra bucks

Also at CVS I purchased the baby snacks with no q's just with the bucks I had from a prevoius trip. 

Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories (Single Medium or 2 Pack Thin Flex Headband or 2 pack Barrettes) $2 = $2 RRFinal cost FREE!

Lansoprazole Acid Reducer 14 ct $6 = $6 RR
Final cost FREE!

Coffee-Mate liquid 16 oz 2/$3 with in ad couponUse the $0.55/1 coupons found here (scroll down)
Or use the $1/2 or $0.50/1 coupon found in the 4/29 SS
Final cost as low as $0.95 each!
Blue Diamond Almonds 6 oz buy 1 at $3.79 get 1 FREEUse 2 $0.50/1 coupons I posted about here (no longer available :( )
Or use the $0.60/2 coupon found in the 5/13 SS
Final cost as low as $2.79 for 2 cans – just $1.40 each!
PediaSure Sidekicks Clear Nutrition Drinks 8 Pack $10.99Use the $3/1 coupon found here or found here if the direct link doesn’t work
or the $2/1 coupon found in the 5/6 SS

Plus, use the $2/1 PediaSure regional Walgreens store coupon found in the 5/6 SS
Pay as low as $5.99
Submit for the $10.99 Mail-in Rebate found in the Sunday paper
Final cost FREE + moneymaker (after rebate)

I bought 8 SunDrop sodas for $2.00 total and the two bags of chips for $5.36.  I had a $1.00/1 Q for each of the SunDrops that was expiring today and they were on sale $4.00/5.
I bought the two bags of chips for $5.36 after a 1.00/2 Q that was an HEB Q located next to the chips. 

 I spent two hours total today couponng, this includes printing off my lists, gathering my q's, and actually going to the store. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

New York Trip and the Jensen Voice Competition

My trip was great!  I sang really well, didn't win anything, and had a fantastic time living the young, single-life with my brother, David, his girlfriend, Sophie, and Zane. (David's roomate)  Highlights of the trip were definitely the Museum of Natural Science where we got in for free and had a guided tour by one of David's friends who works there.  Also, our day trip to Yale College in New Haven was fantastic.  Lots of great food, I gained 7 pounds in 5 days!! Impressive I know....
So I think its safe to say that the theme of this trip was food:
The Melt Shop makes life changing grill cheese sandwiches and designer tator tots with amazing dipping sauce.
 Here is my grilled cheese with truffle oil, yes that's right, truffle oil!  So good!!!
 Here is David tearing into a piece of cake, his favorite food. is sugar.
 I may have accidentally smashed the cake in a turnstile in the subway while transporting it....hahaha!
 Kaia Restaurant-African Bar and Grill
 Really weird bird-seed like dipping sauce that is actually quite tasty...
 Baked lemons, they were gross.
 Lamb curry in a bread bowl with various dipping sauces, just ok.
 Dave in front the of Natural Science Museum.
 David and Zane eating monster ice cream cookie sandwiches from Insomnia Cookies.  Amazingly delish!
 I celebrated my b-day while in New York and my brother brought this back for me for my b-day, from Africa, where he was doing some humanitarian work,  (total loser, I know:) 
 Its a traditional african gift basket and inside was an african necklace and bracelet.  Cute huh?
 Sophie and Zane being dorks...
 Sophie and Dave on the train to New Haven.
 Me and Zane on the train to New Haven.   Trying not to barf from motion sickess and the heat.  That train was hotter than the gates of hell.....
Me, Dave, Sophie at Yale.
 Green Room in the library at Yale.
 Tiffany stained glass from the early 1900s in a classroom at Yale.
The End.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eva Grace and the Talent Show!

Eva Grace performed today at Memorial Parkway Elementary in their annual talent show.  She did great!  She sang "Firework" by Katy Perry and we dressed her up all sparkly and gold.  I can't get the video to upload, so go to my facebook page to view it.  Here are some pics of her in her costume:

Eva Grace also had her kindergarten graduation/awards ceremony and picnic today.  In additon to her diploma she received the award for being incredibly creative.  I was very proud of her! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have been going to zumba twice a week now and I love it!  Here is what I look like in my head and in acutality:

Enjoy your day! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Headed to New York andThomas is 1 today!

Wish me luck, I am headed to sing another competition.  This one is in New York where  will be staying with my brother.  Its called The Jensen Foundation Voice Competition.

My baby boy turned one year old today!!!!  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

7th Generation Mishap

I ordered some 7th Generation brand kitchen trashbags from vitacost.com.  When they arrived, they were open at both ends?!  So I looked up the company website and emailed them.  They had a very nice/funny representative email me back and apologize and ask if I would like a refund, new trash bags or some of their other product.  I opted for the other product and here's what they sent:
These are the trash bags that were bad.

They sent me two full-sized dish soaps,  high-value coupons, and various free samples.

I still use the trash bags, I just tie knots in the end.  It pays to take a minute and email/call a company when you have an issue with their product.