November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you have a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends. I am so thankful for so many things this year.

  • My life
  • My family
  • My friends
  • My home
  • Food on the table
  • Working vehicles (this is a big one for us)
  • Church Family
  • Pets (most of the time)
  • That we both have jobs
  • etc., etc. etc.

I could be here all day!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

November 26, 2008

I Love my Husband!

I love my husband so much! I mean, I always do, but especially today.

I have been having a really hard time adjusting to work and haven't been feeling that good lately. Well today when I got home, Tim had the dishes done (which were sooooooo disgustingly piled fault), the trash taken out (all of it) and dinner made! Really good spaghetti with ground beef in it! I was so hungry on the way home from work and almost stopped! (I don't get home until midnight!) I was so happily surprised! I can't wait to thank him!

I have the best husband ever!

Does your husband ever surprise you like that? Do share!

My Puppy doesn't Listen to Me!

My puppy doesn't listen to me has to be one of the biggest complaints I hear about dogs! Believe me, I'm right there with you!

I love this picture! It's not mine but it looks just like my boxer, Captain! Have I mentioned how much this dog frustrates me! In the same breath I'll tell you how much I love my puppy! puppy! My husband always makes fun of me and says that he will always be my puppy even when he's old! True! He ate my work headphones the other day! I wasn't even gone that long! It was when I was taking the van to the shop....which thank goodness we got back today! Not sure exactly what was wrong with it! I'll talk to Tim in the morning! Well, anyways, back to dogs! You leave the house for 5 minutes without him and he's destroying things. We no longer have blinds in our house because of him. We just put blankets up everywhere! I try to put everything up before we leave the house but he always manages to get into something! We can't keep him in the cage anymore. He has tore it up completely and escapes everytime. I don't know what to do. I was so mad at him the other day and Tim asked if I wanted to get rid of him and of course, I said no. I love my puppy! Even when he makes me cry! I never thought I could become so attached to an animal but I have.
So, any advice? I would love to hear your experiences, especially if you've had boxers! Let me know! Thanks!

November 24, 2008

CVS Trip this Week

I love shopping at CVS! It is so much fun! Sunday I realized that in my area, I'm not the only one. We were late getting up that morning and I didn't make it to CVS until 8:30 (the horror! :) ) and they were already out of the contact solution! Darn! And I actually needed contact wasn't something that I was just buying because it was free. Well I was talking to the cashier and she said that when there is good free stuff, people are lined up at the door! Mental note taken! So since I had $15.99 in ECBs from last week I had to do some quick thinking. I didn't earn as many ECBs as I wanted but I got them down to a more manageable size. 15.99 is hard to spend some weeks to roll them over.

Okay for my shopping trip:

Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation $8.99 ECB
Dial Soap Gold $1 ECB
Toilet Paper (we needed some)
Coke and Milkyway (to bring my total up)
Tape (donated to the troops and to get my total up)


$3 off maybelline foundation

15.99 ECB

Total oop: $0.20!!!!! Such a wonderful feeling!

Now I realize that I spent my money a little foolishly but in my defense I was so hungry that morning and we didn't have time to make breakfast so it helped my stomach stay quiet during church!

I earned $9.99 in ECBs for next week, which I think is much more manageable. I also got a coupon for $2 off any L'oreal skincare and I got an email for $4 off cosmetics which I didn't have a chance to print off yet.

On a different note I was looking at my receipt and total savings so far $107.46 since I started CVS shopping! Wow! That is pretty exciting since I have only been doing this since the end of September! I love CVS!

Go visit Money Saving Mom and Deal Seeking Mom for more CVS deals and scenarios!

November 23, 2008

I Love Freebies!

Wanted to share more freebies with y'all. Please share with us if you know of any!

Free sample of NicodermCQ® clear

Free sample of LACTAID® Fast Act Dietary Supplements

Free sample of Tena® male guards

Free sample of Myoplex®

Free Xtreme X20® Sample Pack

Free One Touch® Blood Glucose Meter

Free sample of ACTIV-FLEX® lightweight cohesive tape


How to Create a Budget Series

I think that I am going to start a "How to Create a Budget" series. During these hard economic times you wonder how many people even have a budget. We have a budget but are not following it very well. Now that I have a job and we can pay more of our bills, I have created a new budget and plan on following it. Before I start this series, I would like to know a few things.

1) Who has a budget?

2) Do you follow your budget?

3) What are your categories?
-without becoming too personal....I don't need to know that you are paying on an American Express card and a private student loan; just list the general categories

4) What would you like to know about budgeting?

5) How do you handle your flexible expenses (e.g. food, gas, entertainment)?
-do you use only cash, credit cards to track, envelopes, etc.

6) What would you like to change about your budgeting system?

Thanks for all of your help and I will be sharing my responses as well! Hopefully I will be able to help some people out and learn some things from my readers in the process!

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