Friday, June 25, 2010

The kids playing

One of my favorite things about this house is the empty front room. We have been going back and forth whether or not we want to buy used furniture for it but honestly I love that its wide open and the kids can have fun in it. Another one of my favorite things is when I hear the two of them playing together. Seriously its the best sound ever to hear Rylie giggle as she follows her big brother around. This isn't the best video, seems like they know when the camera is on.

Ezra loves to count and say his ABCs

Ezra has always loved numbers and letters. When he was 18 months old he started to make the sound of almost every letter. Now he is so facinated with them that wits hard to get him away from them. I will try to post a video of him when he writes his own letters. He actually does really well, some letters look perfect. It is very impressive I think. We love that he is talking and really communicating so much these days. My favorite is when he says "seven" and "W". Enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I know not everyone likes to coupon, and I totally get that. Infact, I didn't think that I would enjoy it, but I found out that I do. It has become a hobby for me. I have been able to save at least 65% every time I go shopping now. Before I used to be happy if for example my total was $120 but I saved $40. Lately my totals have been more like $75 and savings $210. That is what my bill was tonight infact. Its amazing how much you can get for you dollar with coupons. I get this high when I watch the numbers drop. I love when people stop me in the store and ask me to look at my coupon binder. I love to tell people what I get for free. Not only am I buying things we need but I am getting extra stuff too and I am finally finding a way to have a 3 month supply and not feel like its going to kill our budget. Tonight I am pretty sure I bought my year supply of men's body wash.
I paid for this group of stuff $4! yeah it was pretty awesome. here is what I got for $4
3 Sunny Delights
Pace specialty salsa
8 Gillete hair/body wash (men)
2 whole grain pasta
4 OLay body wash effects
6 scotch brite
3 hand wash
2 toothbrushes
4 Ivory Soap body wash and bar
2 Dial hair/body wash (men)
2 Gillette extra strength deoderant

The way I look at couponing is that even though it can be time consuming, its a way for me to help contribute to our funds available in our budget. I actually really do enjoy it too.