Friday, February 29, 2008

More Wedding Stuff

The 3 of you that read this are going to get sick of this wedding stuff very soon!!

We decided on centerpieces and actually purchased them! We bought very cute votive holders in purple and pink at Ikea. 89 cents a piece (18 0f them). Hopefully someone will steal them at the reception because I don't need 18 candle holders! We also bought 6 largish clear vases that we still need to figure out what to do with. Those were marked at 2.99, but rang up for 1.49! I plan on putting rose petals in the bottom, and then who knows from there.

We have an appt. tomorrow to get info about the cake. We have decided on cupcakes with a small cake on the top of the tiers. We will just need to figure out prices, designs, and all that jazz.

We have managed to get all but about 6 addresses for the invitations, so Jon needs to work on that. We still need to put the money down for the room, find clothes, decide on food, and other details.

That's all for now.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday Shopping

Well, it may have been an extra long trip at the store, but between sales and coupons I saved $106!! How much did I spend? $120. I only bought 3 or 4 things that were not on sale and that I didn't have a coupon for. (Mainly fresh fruit.)

I tend to plan meals around what's on sale that week, and then will usually combine what's on sale with coupons. Not sure if I mentioned it here before or not, but I have been getting several copies of the Sunday paper, clipping the coupons, and sorting them all in a 3 ring binder. I have 35 or so different categories, which may seem like a lot, but trust me, it's not. If you need cheese, you go to the tab that says 'cheese'. Need laundry soap, toothpaste, or paper towels? They can all easily be found with the tabs. I have found it is much easier to find a particular coupon with this method rather than a traditional coupon organizer that has about 12 different sections. If you also check the clearance items for household products (toothpaste, air freshener, cleaner) and combine those with coupons, you will pay practically nothing! I just bought 3 things of deodorant that were on clearance for $1.89. I had 3/75 cents off coupons, so after they were doubled I paid 39 cents a piece! I recently bough toothpaste for 69 cents a piece. Also keep in mind that if your store is selling something buy one get one free, you can use a coupon on both items. (I verified with the stores to make sure.) Because you are using a manufacturer coupon and the store is the one giving you a free one, you are technically buying 2 items.

Sorry, this post is kind of jumbled, but I am seriously excited that I just saved $106! The cashier even said to us "Nice job." in reference to the coupon use!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Day!

It is the end of February and this is the first 'Snow Day' the kids have had since school started. The last couple years we have had a couple in December and January, but not this year. We have had some days where we got a bit of snow flurries and tiny bits of accumulation, but nothing substantial. So, today the kids can go out and play in the nice fluffy white snow (before the freezing rain starts and everything ices over!), but they are both in their rooms. Why? Because it is COLD! And they can't find their waterproof gloves, which means that when they did go out their hands were bright red and ready to fall off because little knit gloves don't cut it in the snow!

(Why can't I get the pictures after the post??)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

September 20, 2008

We set a date! And we have a venue! Well, that's sort of how we set the date, because we needed the venue, but anyway. That's all for now!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Here Comes the Bride!!!

So, Jon and I are getting married in September. Of this year. 2008. Yep. 6 1/2 months or so.

I have a wedding to plan for, and no plans in my head! Well at least no set plans. I am awful at this. I have never had to actually plan a ceremony and reception where real people were going to be present. Ooooo, presents! Wait, that's not what I was talking about...Ok, back to my lack of planning skills. I have none! I can't make a decision and stick with it. EVER. There won't be many people, that's either good or bad. Good in the sense that it shouldn't cost thousands of dollars to feed them, but bad because do we really want 30 people in a room that holds 120?? Flowers? Hahahaha!! Don't even go there. Cake? Yeah, right. Someone said pick out your dress and the rest will fall into place. Oh you are sooooo funny!!

See how jumbled this post is? Imagine what my brain looks like!!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Teachers Hate Him

That's what my son claims. He gets in trouble for not staying on task and being disruptive. He likes to be the funny guy and gets into trouble for it. He doesn't seem to be turning in homework. It's all because the teachers hate him.

What really irritates me (and them) is that he is a really smart kid. He scores in the top percentile in all of his tests. He just doesn't want to put effort in. He just finished telling me that, and I quote, "I do the bare minimum and it's good enough." I wanted to choke him! I didn't, but I wanted to!

He is currently in his bedroom making loud waling sounds and crying out "Why do you do this to me?", "Why are you so mean?" Curious as to what I did that was so mean?? I told him to clean out his binder and that I would be back in there to check it out and see what he wasn't doing.

I am horrible!!!