Saturday, October 31, 2009

This is Halloween!

Cinderella and El Bandito!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Art time!

She's discovered the joys of painting herself... And eating paint.

My Rite Aid Deals

So I ended up getting $78 worth of free stuff Monday. I did have to pay $5 in taxes, but I had $10 worth of coupons, so I actually earned $5 on it all. And I'm set with cold and flu supplies for a few years, both kid and adult stuff! I ended up not being able to get to the store till around 8:45 and there were a few items that I barely got (only 1 or 2 left), but there was plenty of almost everything else.

If you haven't gone yet, you still may be able to get some free stuff. I'd call your local Rite Aid and either ask if they're substituting for things that are out or if they've gotten a new shipment in (or when they will).

If you did go, be sure to enter your store receipt, so you can get your rebates!

I love Rite Aid deals! I'm getting a check in the mail for $11 from September rebates (I got a bunch of Johnson and Johnson Baby stuff for free, plus made money on that one) and my October check will be over $145 plus a $10 gift card. I spent less than $145 on all that stuff! Pretty awesome!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

She's Growing Up

Kaylee is helping Mommy try on dresses.

Making the Best of It

Being sick and working from home isn't all bad. :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Homemade Detergent and Rite Aid Deals

I wanted to get this Rite Aid thing up now hoping people will check blogs tonight.

You can get tons of stuff for free from Rite Aid this week. It's mostly stuff for the cold and flu season. The best part about it is even if you don't think you'll use any of it (I like it as part of food storage) you can actually MAKE MONEY off of it.

My favorite site for this is (She's awesome. They're working to buy a house with cash- yes, it does help that her husband is a lawyer and she has a totally successful money making blog, but still... pretty cool.) You can find everything that should be free as well as links to coupons, so you can earn money off the items.

It's best if you have coupons from the Sunday paper. You can earn lots more if you do, but there are printable coupons even if you don't. I didn't have the right Sunday coupons needed, but I'll still be able to make $10 on top of all the stuff I'll get for free. Be sure to print off the Rite Aid coupon for $5 off when you spend $25.

It's best if you go first thing in the morning (as in 8:00 am) just so you won't have to worry about products being gone. Plus the employees haven't been dealing with crazy couponers all day yet, so they're usually happier to help you out.

I should have posted about Rite Aid's deals last week too (sorry). I got $59.67 worth of stuff for free, plus made $12. Not bad!

Just so you know, you will have to pay for this, enter your receipt info online, and then wait for the rebate check. Joel wasn't so sure about my couponing at first because I was spending a bunch of money on things we didn't need. But he has seen the benefits of it and that we for sure get the money back and now he loves it!

Text or call with any questions. I'll be up at 8 :).

Also, homemade laundry detergent is awesome. I'll do more of a post on this later, but for now here is a link to the recipe I used: I made the liquid one. If anyone has any questions on this, let me know so I can answer them in the actual post I do on it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More post church fun

Logan thinks his sister is pretty silly (see posts below).

Kinda gross

She's also found mint chips. She puts one in her mouth and washes it down with the spaghetti sauce.

After Church Snack

Kaylee has figured out how to push the chair over to the counter by herself. She drank a lot. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hoping our luck continues (we need your help!)

We entered a Groom My Room contest with My 99.5 radio station to get an Ethan Allen room makeover. We've had some good luck with contests recently, and thought this could be a fun one to win.

I'm not going to lie... it's a little embarrassing to post this picture (which is why I'm going to explain below), but we could use your help.

Vote #17

We know there are some rooms on there that need it more (and some that need it less), but we'd like to win anyway. :) You do have to put in an email address and then verify it. Hopefully you have a junk email address if that's a problem. One vote per computer- if you have multiple computers feel free to vote from each one. ;)

A little explanation about how bad our room looks. If you've seen our apartment, you know it's pretty awesome (vaulted ceilings, cool woodwork, big rooms, etc.), but it doesn't have much storage at all. Because of this, our master bedroom has become our storage room. We have stuff lining the walls. Also, we hang dry our clothes (no dryer hookups), so there is an ironing board with clothes hanging on it.

I haven't even attempted to decorate much because I don't feel like there's a point right now. It would be awesome to win the room makeover! I don't know exactly what it would be, but I'm hoping for some matching furniture and maybe some nice shelves for storage or something. Anyway, if you could, please vote!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Symbiotic Relationship

Aunt Kelsi keeps Kaylee entertained, Kaylee keeps Aunt Kelsi awake.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Great Saltair

It doesn't smell nice, but it sure looks pretty!