Friday, June 27, 2008
I know July's totals will be much higher since we ate alot of our stockpile this past month and after the move, I'll be able to cook more.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I still can't decide between the lighter green on the R and the darker green on the L for the kitchen. I love the darker tan and brown for the formal dining room.
Any votes on the greens? Also, has anyone ever tried painting over wallpaper that wouldn't come off?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
After 2 days of confusion, our AMAZING relator, title company, etc. figured out that the problem with the title was a small typo from the divorce settlement of the original owners. Both divorce lawyers have to sign the paperwork, then a judge has to approve it. THEN, we are good to close on our new home!
Yesterday, I sent out a prayer email to our Sunday School class, and Brandon and I have been praying that God will resolve the situation, and give us a place to lay our heads Monday night. We love this house and didn't want to loose it. I have such little faith. Why would God have brought us this far? Why can't I remember that His plan is so much bigger than mine?!?
Today everything just fell into place- we still have to find a judge to sign the paperwork, but we really have til Friday for that to get done. (I still would like it to happen tomorrow!) God has just blessed us in so many ways.......giving us a peace about the situation; working through our relators, title people, closer to resolve the issue; even the current owners have agreed to early occupancy if we need it.
I feel like the post is rambling a bit, but I just had to share.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
We've been trying to find artwork for above our fireplace in the new house. Possible candidate?
"The cuddler"- a chair we found that we like for the new house @ Big Lots!
A dinning room table I like, Brandon wasn't so sure about.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Karen and Will did great- they made over $300!!! (they had a TON more than I did- I wouldn't have had a sale on my own, but it was worth it to combine mine with her's)
I sold all but 3 items from my stockpile- making close to $30 on stuff I got for free with coupons! I couldn't believe how many people bought toothpaste, pantene, etc. But, from every garage sale here on out, I think I'll sell some of my stockpile.
Karen and I are having a large garage sale today. I'm going to try and sell some of my couponing stockpile- just to see how it does. On HCW several people have done so and been quite successful, so I figure it's worth a shot.
Other than work and getting ready for the garage sale, we've just been gearing up for the move. I still have TONS of packing/cleaning to do, but we have about a week to finish it up.
Any great moving/packing tips out there?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
At Homeland I got all of this for $16.83
Without coupons/sales it would have been $61.45!
Here's some of the good deals I found:
Chinet Comfort cup- 2.69 used $1/1 coupon (www.smartsource.com)= $0.69
Chinet cups- 2.84- used $1/1 coupon (www.smartsource.com)= $0.89
2 Sargento Cheese- 2.99 each- used .50 and .55 off peelies= $3.88Kraft cheese- 2.99- used $1/1 peelie= $0.99
cereal- $3, used $1/1 peelie= $1
Cool Whip Light- 2.89, used $1/1 from inserts- $0.89
Dr. Pepper 2 liters- .59 each after coupons (the coupon can be printed each day, look at my target post for the link)
Cherios Snack mix- free after $1/1 coupon from www.coupons.com
Land O Lakes lunch meat- free after using coupon from entering the food network contest :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday- furniture and paint shopping with Nannie for the new house (I liked this coffee table/sitting thingy)
Tuesday- packing.....I'm just not motivated! Do you'all have any words of wisdom?
Today: My teaching certificate came in the mail today! Even though I've been working at the school for almost 2 weeks, I'm not legally able to be there :)
Brandon and his Papa
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here's some good ones- I'm going to try them this week:
Archer Farms Deli Cheese- $1/1 with no size restriction......so, you can get free deli cheese if you get about 0.15 or so of a pound.
General Mills Granola Bars or Fruit Snacks - $0.75/1
This can be combined with those great $1/1 coupons that came in the paper over Memorial day for any GM product that fits this description!
Nabisco crackers - $0.50/1
Same thing as above....makes for some cheap cheese nips I've heard (over on HCW)
7-up, A&W, Sunkist, or Dr Pepper, 12-pk - $1/1
Combine this coupon with the Dr. Pepper coupon you find here:http://www.drpeppermoretoexplore.com/ (you can get a new coupon every day!)
Also, they have some good deal on Pampers right now- not something we need around here, so I don't know much about it. But, I know its a stock-up type deal so go over to HCW and check it out!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Anywho, tonight on HCW I found this great offer:
Lowes will email you a $10 off any $25 purchase coupon, and it doesn't expire until 7/30! Perfect for our upcoming move!
I'll post weekend photos soon.....
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
and the flowers Brandon brought me from mom and dad's garden:
Monday: I started working! I am now working as a Speech Language Pathologist with Broken Arrow schools. I am working in the extended school year program this summer and already have my assignment to an elementary school for the next school year. (not a great picture, but it counts, right?) I love my job so far- it's great to finally put 6 years of schooling to good use.......and the getting paid to work part isn't too bad either.Today: My birthday is tomorrow, but we celebrated with family tonight.
So, I think that catches me up :) We are leaving for Texas Thursday as soon as I get off work. We are going to spend some time in Dallas with Brandon's parents, visit my friend Andrea...and then head to Houston on Saturday to see our friend Mallorie get married!
I'll try to post b-day pictures tomorrow though.....
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Between graduation, house hunting and vacation, May just got away from me.
So, here's how we did:
Saved: $65 (a rough guess)
We ate out ALOT this past month, especially leading up to vacation. That's something that we need to cut back on, but with the upcoming move- I think we'll wait to cut back on it after June 30th.
I did make 1 trip to Homeland this month....for $33.07 I got all of this:
My goals for June?
- eat what's in the pantry and freezer...this will make the move easier!
- try not to go out to eat as much....if we do, order water and split the dish
- price compare Homeland to WalMart