Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thrifty Finds!

I love Wednesdays! My mom comes up to visit and Miss baby gets to enjoy time with her gramie!

We braved the busy church thrift store today. I spent a whooping $1.00

$.50 for a cute metal container that hangs. Im going to put dried flowers in it and hang it on the bathroom door.

$.25 for a book about the romans. I teach 6th grade special education and my students do a project on the romans every year this is a great book!

$.25 (not pictured) a Racheal Ray magazine for my mom!

We had such a wonderful day (that was much needed!).Miss baby decided to have a party last night and was up from 12:30-5:00am. So a day with gramie was exactly what we needed. Here is a picture of Miss baby and I BEFORE the night partying began!

Monday, January 24, 2011

CVS Deals

So yesterday was hubby's last day on paternity leave. So he let me run out to CVS with my coupons in hand to get some great deals without miss baby.

Here is what I got for $4.42

  • 4 pkgs of cadbury mini eggs (sorry only 2 are pictured hubby and I got to them before I could take the picture) $.50 each
  • 2 Revlon mascaras at $2.35 a piece
  • L'oreal shampoo and Conditoner at 1.24 a piece
  • Covergirl Blush at $2.50
  • Revlon Powder $3.49
  • Revlon nail polish *free with coupon*

Everything was either 50% or 75% off. I had coupons for everything and a few left over Extra Care Bucks. A total savings of $48.25

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

The forecast for the next few days on Fairview Ave is suppose to be down right fridgid. Miss Baby, Hubby, and I are going to be hunkering down in the basement with the pellet stove on high and watching some movies.

Movies from the redbox will be free for us (and you too!) if you use these codes before 2/28/11. WXM52MD or XXR3N4Z (remember you can use these codes once per credit card/debit card)

Stay Warm!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Events

So hubby went out to Walgreens and had his first couponing experience. I will say with a little direction from me he was a pretty impressive couponer.

Here is what he got:

2 Homemade Kraft Mac and Cheese

2 things have toothpaste

2 dawn dish soaps
6 rolls of bounty paper towels

1 thing of honey
Total: $11.29 With a savings of $26.65

My parents also came up to see Miss Baby

Pepe and Gramie are in love :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cold Winter Days

It has been chilly here on Fairview Ave. Miss Baby, Hubby, and I have been snuggling in front of the pellet stove and watching movies and eating comfort food.

Hubby and I watched the movie Social Network, which was an interesting look at how the website Facebook came to be. Hubby made a delicious beef stew to cap off our "snowday". Im not a huge fan of beef stew but hubby sure can make one! I love Hubby's beef stew because it is never the same twice! To accompany our stew was my free rolls from Pepperidge Farm. They had a rebate form, and were found in the freezer section. They were overpriced, so this family wont be buying them too often. But free is in my vocabulary, they were yummy, nice and crusty and hot from the oven.

I got my maternity leave paperwork from school the other day. 3 Months out of work is more money than I thought, so im going to be getting back into the couponing scene. My first couponing deal was the other day. Baby wipes for Miss Baby's bum were $3.00 on sale, I had a .75 coupon that they doubled so the wipes ended up being $1.50..... not a bad deal. More deals to come later :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cleaning Out

So I decided to clean out my clothes today. Put some of the maternity clothes back in the upstairs closet (thank god), and weed out some of the clothes I have (the what the hell were you thinking when you bought these clothes). So two huge trash bags later, that weigh a ton a piece off to the thrift store. Hubby even got into the mood and cleaned out his clothes (it took him 10 minutes as opposed to my 3 hours.)
I got some gift cards for christmas so now i can justify buying more clothes with them :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Classic Clothing Pieces

So hubby was sweet enough to let me run into the church thrift store real quick on Saturday morning while him and miss baby read the paper and enjoyed the morning sun in the truck. One of my new year's resolutions is to add more classic versatile pieces to my wardrobe. I found these great items all for $5.50.I didn't have alot of time to look or even try things on.

  • Grey workpants straight leg with a cuff on the bottom
  • Two white button down shirts 1 Ann Taylor Loft with great seams and a light weight Gap button down
  • A denim Eddie Bauer Skirt (I didn't realize it was brand new with tags on it until I got it home original price $29.50)
  • An adorable cream sweater with black swirls on the bottom with a black ribbon belt

A couple of the items are a tad tight im hoping when the baby weight starts to come off more they will fit like a gem.

And of course im starting my Christmas shopping for next year :) If you didn't remember my side of the family always has a mission to get everything in each other's Christmas stocking second hand.

  • A woodworking magazine to go in my dad's stocking
  • A board book that looks brand new for Miss Baby. The sticker on the back of the book said it was originally $6.99

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Our First Thrift Store

Baby, hubby, and I went out for a coffee at our favorite coffee house yesterday. Fortuneately right next door is one of our favorite doggy thrift stores. So I decided it was high time miss baby had a trip to her first thrift store.

Unfortuneately I didn't find anything too exciting. Her grandparents are coming up today so maybe gramie, baby, and I will be able to slip out and have better luck at the other thrift stores.

I did find the Feb. 2011 copy of Country Living for $.50 less than I paid for my coffee! What a great deal considering youbuy it off the newstand for 2 0r 3 dollars. I am a magazine addict but hate to pay full price. (I get the magazine addict part from my mother over at acorn hollow) Hubby and I had no money on us so I scrounged $.48 and the thrift store lady let us have it for that. I"ll have to go donate to the puppies for such a great deal!

Friday, January 14, 2011

After Christmas Sales & Chocolate Thieves

So I was in the hospital having a baby so I was not able to hit up as many after Christmas sales as I would have liked. Hubby did get to go out and peruse Walmart without me. He came home with a candy cane filled with hot tamales for $.25 and 4 boxes of chocolate covered cherries for $.23 a piece. (I personally choose to look at the Christmas decorations, while hubby chooses to look at the food items :) ) We had to buy the chocolate covered cherries A). because hubby is obsessed with them and B). Bailey ate a whole box of chocolate covered cherries at hubby's parents house (on top of a loaf of bread, and two muffins) while we were at the hospital.

Im going to start calling him iron stomach. He didn't get sick, but has been jonesing for chocolate ever since. Every time hubby opens the chocolate cherry box, the dog wakes out of a dead sleep and comes running. Don't let looks be deceiving he looks cute, but is sneaky as hell!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Baby

So our little bundle of joy is FINALLY HERE!
She was born on Dec. 29, 2010 6 lbs. 11 oz.

She was two weeks old yesterday, and doing wonderfully! She left the hospital at 6lbs. 1 oz. and is already up to 7 lbs. 5 oz. My little peanut will not be little for too long. We are still trying to figure each other out, but we are eating every 4 hours at night, and getting on a routine! I hopefully will bring her out thrifting and sale shopping starting next week so stay posted!

But lately we've just been doing alot of the above! So once we are all rested we'll get back to posting!