Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Night at the Fireworks

It was our local Fireworks on Saturday night and Cullen's first time seeing fireworks. He was excited, can you tell?

It rained and stopped and rained and stopped. Does Brady's hair give you any indication of how humid it was, look at the ringlets.
The fireworks start. We were right behind the the yacht club and you can see the masts of the sailboats.
Beautiful colors.

I think this looks like a jelly fish.

Looks like a pretty flower.

The kids watching the show, and a friends few kids with us.

Cullen looking at momma.

It was a great fireworks display and we had a great time with family and friends, despite the weather.
Happy Holidays,
Shelley :)

Super Duper Savings

This is a conglomeration of my Target, CVS and Walmart shopping trip. It was a good shopping trip. All in all, I got everything you see here for about $0.10 after my SC Johnson rebate.

~20 bottle of SoBe Life Water for $5.00
~Scrubbing bubbles cleansing gel and 2 in 1 starter kit, glade odor eliminator used $5 gift card from Life Waters
~2 packs of wipes for free after coupon
~Axe travel size deodorant free after coupon
~ 2 Skinny Cow ice creams $0.22 each after coupon
~Bounty paper towels, 2 Glade i-motions and 2 Skinny cow ice creams for $0.91

After my SC Johnson rebate and change left over on the Target gift card, I spent about $0.10. I love couponing !!!

Shelley :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday 06.22.2010

Have you ever seen a monkey on a scooter rolling down your street?

Father's Day and Summer Fun

We spent Father's Day at my in-laws. Abbi was looking for baby frogs, and catching some.

Baby frog. There were thousands of tadpoles in their pond a few weeks ago.
Brady did this the whole time. Just running everywhere, outside, inside. She was tired by the end of the day.
My honey, and his prized t-shirt for the day with Cullen. Can you tell the shirt is supposed to look like the lettering is duct tape. My husband loves his duct tape, ha ha.

My dad and Cullen.

The pool is finally up and the kiddos are loving it.

Abbi and Brady playing motorboat.

Cullen loves splashing in the baby pool. God, I love that face.

The two littles haning in the baby pool.

We had a great Father's Day weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful weekend. Have a great week and God bless.
Shelley :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Flirty new giveaway

Here is another awesome giveaway for a cute new apron. Go to here to enter.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Awesome Giveaways!!

Check out Keeper of the Home for these awesome giveaways. They are giving away fabric from Marie-Madeline Studio.

Marie-Madeline Fabric
A family gift basket of goodies from Graham Gardens.
And a dehydrator from Excalibur Dehydrators.

So, check the blog out and sign up for some awesome giveaways.
God Bless,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Strawberry Pickin' and Good Deals

Today after work, my friend was going strawberry picking with her daughter. So, I invited myself and my two kids :) ha ha!! Anyway, we ventured on over to our strawberry pickin' destination and got some good berries.

The kids ready to go picking.

Red raspberry, almost ready for some picking.

Abbi getting instruction on where to find the good ones.

Shane showing off his prize winning pick.

Today was payday, so that means coupon shopping night out with my friend, Lianne. We have the best time in finding awesome deals. CVS is our new favorite destination for great deals. I will break down the awesomeness of our outing.
CVS: 1st order
Gillette Body Wash ~ coupon for buy one get one free and then $8 ECB back
Hydro 5 ~ coupon for $5 off regularly $8.97 and send in for a rebate of $8.97 (ok I just made money)
Travel size vaseline lotion ~ 0.99 coupon for $1
Paid $9.05 for this order after coupons, saved $12.99 and recvd $12 in ECB's
CVS 2nd order
Cherrios, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch sale 3 for $10, coupon for $1 and 0.55 off
Colgate Pro Clinical Tooth paste ~ reg price $3.99, coupon for $1 off
Used $8 ECB from previous order
Total came to $3.68 and rcvd $10 ECB's total saved$14.82
All in all, I spent $12.73 for everything from CVS, with $10 still in ECB's = $2.73 out of pocket and I am submitting for a $8.97 rebate with a possibility for more if a survey is included in the razor package for an xtra $20 back. Whooo Hoo I just made money.
Eggo's sale $1.75 had three $1 off coupons
Glade Odor Eliminator $2.49, $2 Target coupon and $1 manuf coupon = 0.49
Desitin: $2.99 x 2, coupon $1 off x 2 and coupon 0.75 off of two
Total $15.73 before coupons, after coupons $6.35
Now, that's a deal!! Had a fun nite finding some awesome deals. Have a great weekend.
Shelley :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Giveaway from Keeper of the Home

There is an awesome giveaway from Keeper of the Home.
They are giving away 5 DVD's from Homestead Blessings and a gift certificate to FBS books. Pretty cool and check them out.

Last Day Of School

Today was the last day of school for the two oldest kiddos. Next year we will be home schooling. (Whoo Hoo)!! Here are the first day of school photo and the last day of school photo. They look so much older to me :(

Shane is officially a first grader now. Doesn't he look cute in his cap and gown?? I held it together during the ceremony and I am such a proud momma.

Have a great week and thanks for peeking in on us :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He's Graduating

My "little buddy" is graduating from Kindegarten tomorrow. Sniff, sniff!! Where has the time gone? I remember when this little blessing came into my life :) I am so proud of him and all his accomplishments. We had a rough start at the beginning of the school year, but he has come so far!! I will be the one with the tears streaming down my cheeks tomorrow when he sings he little songs with the class!! I love you Shaney and I am so proud of you.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Day In My Life ~ Saturday

It was a lazy Saturday around here today. Here is a few pics of our life on this very humid and warm Saturday.

We started the day off with some cinnamon rolls (I need some new cookie sheets??!!).

Brady with her usual poutty self when she is told no.

Cullen and his first bowl of oatmeal. Yumm, he loved it. He started grabbing the spoon from my hand.

Brady playing at the table, while she is supposed to be eating.

Got a few cortisone injections in my feet for some terrible plantar fascitits.

Brady and her breakfast.

I just love those little piggies poking out from under his seat. They are just so kissable.

My lilies are starting to bloom.

Shane being silly with his scooter.

Abbi in her new "modest" swim attire. We weren't very happy with the bathing suit from Old Navy and how it didn't cover certain places appropriately. Then a friend shared some revealing and eye-opening facts about girls dressing too sexy at this blog.

So, we found this cute little swim suit at Target for a steal :)

Our garden is starting to come up green. Here are a few of our tomato plants. Can't wait for salsa, marinara and oh I am learning to can.

Growing some tadpoles in the backyard.

Our doggie, Jasper. He looks pretty mangy, he is shedding the winter coat.

I hope everyone had a great and blessed day. Thanks for taking a peak into mine.
God Bless,
Shelley :)