Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Momma!

Today my dear momma, well she turns, um, she turns 40+ today!

I love how you will always be there, how you love to farm and the simple life, and are always reading some new book on farming, and I love how you cherish every minute of life!

Happy birthday mommy, I LOVE YOU!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some ways that I save are.....

Now if that title DOESN'T make any sense, then you will most likely want to keep on reading! I love to get the B-E-S-T deals on anything and EVERYTHING!!! Here are some of the ways that I have learned to save some money. I just want to clarify, I may be only 12, but I have learned from the best momma in the whole wide world!

The first topic is...... CLOTHES!!!

The 2 skirts that I purchased for fifty-five cents! The floral one is a bit bigger, so I wear it with a pin in the side :)

So many of you bloggers face the 'well I can NEVER find modest clothing, that aren't very expensive!' I am here to tell you your local thrift store can offer awesome deals! When we were living in GA, if we needed some type of clothing, on a Thursday we would go into the thrift store, and we would get military discount, and if we got any of the color tags, EXTRA discount!! One of ours recently had twenty-five cent clothing day! Yes, all of the clothing was twnety-five cents! I purchased 2 skirts for a total of .55 cents! You can always get skirts that are a couple sizes to big, you can alter them to your size!

The second topic..... BOOKS!!!

Who doesn't enjoy curling up with a wonderful book and reading a whole book in a day? I know that I do! One of the local libraries puts on a yearly book fait to get rid of some books! I have a book shelf full of books, I have probably spent no more the $50 to $100 on them ALL! Isn't that amazing ( I will have to post a picture of my book shelf, so that way you can see that I have TONS of books, I mean they are stacked on top of books that are stacked :) We went to one on Saturday and I got a total of 13 books for a final price of $7.50!!! Here are the books that I got! Also I wanted to point out that all of the hardbacks were a dollar and the paperbacks were 50 cents.

To be a princess by Hugh Brewster

The complete guide to digital photography by Micheal Freeman

The reptile room by Lemony Snicket

Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse ( I read this one for school, so it is always nice to have them for when the girls get to read them! plus it is a REALLY good book!)

Remember the ladies by Jeri Chase Ferris

Arbain Nights

The carnivirous carnival by Lemony Snicket
Get on board by Jim Haskins ::no image::

The Mouse and his child by Russel Hoban

Missiouri Homestead by T.L. Tedrow

Remember the ladies by Norma Johnston

The slippery slope by Lemony Snicket

The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame

My third topic it.... How to find craft items for really good prices!

Micheals is really good about having a weekly flyer that lists all of their sale items for the week. We got $1 cotton yarn (which is normally about $2 a ball! AWESOME DEAL!!), 5 art pads for $10 (we also had a discount coupon from the flyer ;)

My fourth topic is.... What else? COUPONS!!!!
You all have KNOW idea what I am like when I am couponing. All I look for are ninty-nine cents or FREE items! Here are some deals that we snagged this past week!

(2) Clean n' clear body washes, after coupons ninty-nine cents each
(1) Crest pro health mouth wash, after ECBs and coupon FREE
(1) Purex 3in1 sheets, after coupon ninty-nine cents
(2) DenTek flossers after coupons and ECBs about $1 each
(2) Maybelline make-ups after ECBs $4 each

Spent - $10.00

Saved - $39.00

and we got back $8.50 in ECBs!

Rite Aid:

(1) Purex crystals fabric softener after coupons and Up+ rewards ninty-nine cents
(1) Halls cough drops after coupons FREE
(1) Reach floss after coupons FREE
(2) Ludens cough drops after coupons fifty cents each

Spent - $1.65

Saved - $13.06


(2) Hefty one zip bags, after coupons $1.15 each
(1) Dial gold hand soap, after coupons ninty nine cents
(2) Pine Sols, after coupons ninty nine cents
(2) Irish spring deoderants, FREE after Register Rewards and coupons
(1) Colgate total toothpaste, after coupon nintey nine cents
(2) Barbsol shaving creams, after coupon nintey-nine cents
(2) Pure silk shaving cream, after coupon ninety-nine cents

Spent - $12.00

Saved - $25.00

and we got $4.00 in rewards back!
I hope you guys thought that this post is soo awesome! I know that I do! :)
Love your addicted to coupons authoress,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A little yard sale frees up some room in the garage . . . .

Every year the community pulls together and has one BIIIG yard sale - and we joined in! We sold loads of junk to people, just like the old saying goes 'One mans treasure, is another mans junk.' That really applys to this weekend of nothing but cheap things! One thing that I like is looking for good deals - and you see we had some of the best deals ever! We got rid of my kitchten set that I got when I was 5 - the only thing was when we got there a little Mr. broke the sink! lol. Anyway we also got rid of the most ugly picture (and the funniest thing was it was the first to go!)

The girls have been/ are dying to have a lemonade stand - they did really good! Of course they were telling people that the refills were free! LOL!!!

My grandparents (which is were we did the sale - we live out were we NEVER would have any buisness *smile*) were selling antiques and things that they have no use for now, they had some really cute things (like a pair of old fashioned borgans, ohh how I wished I was to fit in a 11 . . . . . .) I snapped some pictures of the things that they had! Most of the stuff was cleared out

(Ohh how I wanted to snatch this one too...)

Silly Abby - we can't sell you!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Hannah!

Today Hannah turns 8! Wow! Hannah and I have always been close (not like Lindsay and her, but close) as she is only five years younger than me... I love ya Hannah~

H uge brown eyes, and Sarah and I use to use them to OUR advantage ;)

A very laughable young girlk, like she is easy to laugh with.

N ever is without Linds, they are two peas in a pod!

N eat, she doesn't NOT like a mess!

A ballerina

H onest, she'll tell it like it is!

::She was about 5 here::



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Have you all ever gotten so busy?

(Abby when she was about 1 years old)

Okay, so maybe I haven't been your best blogger, maybe I haven't been posting that much, maybe all of that, but I have my reasons (not good ones, but reasons) Of course March we have 3 birthdays (Lindsay, Hannah, and my wonderful Mommy) that I am making birthday presents for the last 2, I am really enjoying couponing, and that has taken up plenty of time, and I am just being plain old LAZY!!!! You see, I am on the computer, but I don't ever really want to edit pictures.... I am just gonna edit them, and you all can laugh at, since they are REALLY old!

(Isn't she just darlin'?)

(Lindsay, about 4, she was trying to be a baby, and I do have a picture of her somewhere in the bouncy..)

(photo credits to my mommy, she took this while I was doing some sort of school)

(yours truly when I had a perm(yes I did have a perm):)
So there, you all now have seen what I looked like about 12 years ago, I didn't have to edit any pictures ( I edited these awhile back (like when I got my camera);) so we all win!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to LINDSAY!!!

Today Lindsay turns 6!

L ove's to Laugh
I s always smiling
N ever gives up trying to beat Hannah at something (such as wii mario cart :)
D oodler, Wigi, Squishy, Sisi, Linds, All her nicknames!
treches daily, she can literally do the splits, and lay on the floor!
A lways playing a new game with herself!
earns to get married, very soon I might add!




Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Tag.....

(is this not perfect?)
Kelesy has tagged me... I have to tell you seven random things about me...

1. I < 3 coupons! LOL, but ya'll have no idea how much I love them.....
2. I love to organize, anything (yes even the bathrooms, kitchen, etc.) I don't know why, but if it is messy I hate it...
3. I take really long showers (like 20 mins...)
4. I only wear skirts and dresses (thats not THAT random)
5. I let my ipod die and forget to charge it.... (it has been dead since like last month.... maybe I should charge it...)
6. I can't babysit yet...
7. I hate math, but I love saving money and coupons (is that really wierd? Cause when I am doing coupons, I will be doing math in my head to see how much we save! LOL)

That was really fun!