Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New hobby

I am always admiring little girls with all the fancy bows, but just don't have the money to spend on matching bows to go with all Hailey's outfits. So, I found a tutorial online that seemed pretty easy to follow and I have been collecting clearance ribbon for a couple weeks. I finally got a chance to try my hand at bow making tonight and while they aren't perfect I am happy with how they came out for my first attempt and I think I will be making lots of bows in the future. Hailey may just end up with bows to match most outfits after all :)
This is the website I used:

The out come:

Monday, August 9, 2010

2 down 28 to go....

pounds that is! So 2lbs isn't great, but it is a start and not bad for a week. I tried the maple cheese cake recipe out of the Biggest Loser 30-day jump start this weekend. They tasted pretty good, but I had trouble getting them out of the pan, which stresses me. I like for my food to look and taste good and they did not look very pretty, especially since I was serving them to others.

On a side note, my Mom took Christopher to see Toy Story 3 a few weeks ago and to put it lightly he did NOT like it. Apparently there is a mean bear in the movie and Christopher got very upset and they had to leave early. Well, not knowing what happened my friend Tiffany came over yesterday and was all excited about bringing the kids matching shirts, Christopher was very excited too until...he looked at the shirt and it is THE bear from Toy Story 3!! I busted out laughing and he then went on to tell her that he did not like that movie and that was a bad bear! HAHA, I am pretty sure he will wear the shirt with some prodding at least once to match Hailey but he is funny to me :) I will try to take a pic of the kids in their matching shirts in the next few days.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


So, I tend to be a little leary of something that is totally a free on the internet, but a friend is doing this and I thought I would give it a try too. I will update on this as it progresses and if I actually get enought "bucks" to trade for something worth getting and if it actually shows up!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HT success

So, today being Weds Harris Teeter specials changed and I was very happy as I was looking thru the new flier. I got several really good deals! Pampers were on sale for $8.99 and I had a -$1.50 coupon plus a coupon for a free box of wipes w/ the purchase of any diapers. Yoplait was on sale 10/$5 and I had 2 -$.40 coupons on 6(which were double to -$.80 each) Tampax are on sale for $2.99 a box and I had 2 -$2 coupons, that is $.99 a box! Nutrigrain bars are on sale for $1.77 and I had a $.75 off(which was doubled to -$1.50) so only $.27 for the box!! Below is a picture of everything I got, I am pretty pleased with my 60% savings!
This is what I got for $21.99!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


So these days everything has passwords and codes and such and I know it is for our protection but sometimes they are just such a pain! I have a bank of words/abbrivations that I generally use but aparnetly I didn't use any of them for my weight loss ticker and now I can't access it-ggrgrrgrrr. O, well, so I am starting over with a new ticker. Right now my goal is 30 lbs, ultimately I hope to lose more than that but this is my first goal :)
Last week we really watched what we ate but didn't do much moving so I am hoping that this week we will still go just as good with out food and actually get moving some too!