Monday, August 31, 2009

Good while supplies last

Just wanted you guys to get some FREE Kashi cereal - here!

Friday, August 28, 2009

He waves


Isaac officially started waving yesterday- it's more of an arm flail, but definitely his version of hello and goodbye. I'm excited about this milestone because I'm tired of people asking me why he doesn't wave yet {you know, because their kids/grandkids were waving at 5 months. Yeah right}. I hope we can meet up with some of those people now so Isaac can wave at them. I might get close enough so that Isaac can smack them in the face with it. :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday deals - 8/27/09

1. If you like Crocs, they are offering buy one get one plus FREE shipping online. Enter code slx8797 and get 25% off too!

2. Saturday, 8/29, purchase a pair of jeans on sale at Old Navy for $19, get a free graphic tee.

Books-A-Million has dozens of titles of Children’s Classics 70-80% off plus use coupon code BKLVFREE to get FREE shipping.

4. Free Hallmark card. Request yours here.

5. 30% off an item at Borders. Print your coupon here.

6. Free sample of Denta Burst here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Alphabet book - J, K

I better get a move on - I'll need to have this printed in about five weeks!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday deals - 8/20/09

1. If you like energy drinks, print this coupon for BOGO Venom energy drink. Seriously, ever since my Twilight Saga craze started, I'm super noticing all the vampire stuff around {I think this is supposed to be a snake type marketing thing though, so maybe I'm just that obsessed!}.

2. Papa Murphy's is celebrating Customer Appreciation Days 8/20 - 8/22 where you can get a large pepperoni pizza for $4.99. Make sure you ask your local store if they are participating {most are}!

3. Until 9/13, kids eat FREE from 4-10 p.m. at IHOP with adult entree purchase!

4. This Saturday, 8/22, Old Navy is having their One Day Wonder Sale -$3 adult basic tees and $1 kids socks, limit 5 per person.

5. Gymboree is having a huge sale. 30% off your order with coupon or code here, and free shipping on orders over $100. Plus, you earn Gymbucks. Who doesn't love Gymbucks?

6. Bring this coupon to Victoria's Secret for a free 1 oz. Pink Body Lotion. No purchase necessary.

7. Print your mail-in rebate form here for a free pack of Yoplait Yoplus yogurt. Cheers to digestive health! {UPDATE 8/21: Link added. SORRY!}

The Toddler's Creed

This is pretty much Isaac to a T. So does that mean he's a toddler already!? :( :( Sad!

The Toddler's Creed
If it is on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it is food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back.
If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged.
I am toddler!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


We are all recovering in our house from some sort of bug.

Blake is the germ - he brought it home last week, passed it off to Isaac, and then Isaac passed it on to myself, my mom, my brothers, and my soon to be sister-in-law.

It's nasty. Yikes!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday deals - 8/12/09

1. Free 8x8 photobook from Shutterfly with code SUMMERBOOK. You pay shipping and handling. Expires 8/26. {Thanks for the reminder Jennifer!}

2. $10 off a $25 or more purchase at Champps. Coupon here. Bummer - not valid in DBQ or WDM though! BOO! HISS! FUCHINGE!

3. Get a FREE Nestle calendar with $20 in coupons.

4. Bath and Body Works is giving away a FREE trial sized product with any purchase. Seriously, they LOVE to give things away!

Here's a couple more B&B things:

**Free Signature Home or Body Care Fragrance with $10 purchase. Expires 8/27.

**Free Aromatherapy Item with $15 purchase. Expires 8/23

5. $3 off any $6 or more purchase at Boston Market {is it just me, or do those numbers seem odd?}. Coupon here. Expires 9/15.

6. On Saturday, 8/15 , Old Navy will again offer their rib tanks for $2 each. Limit 5, in stores only, while supplies last.

7. Save $10 off a purchase of $25 or more at Yankee Candle. Coupon here. Expires 9/5.

8. Meineke's will check your car's AC for FREE with this coupon. Expires 9/31.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I've been MIA trying to finish the entire Twilight saga before school starts next week. It's hard to do with a baby {almost toddler, I guess...SCARY!} in the house, so there are many late nights and early mornings for me at the moment.

If you haven't read them, they sure are good. I didn't believe all the hype, I didn't want to get sucked in. Then, while visiting Dawn, I happened to sit and read about 10 pages of her first book {since she had all of them, and was re-reading them at the time}, and I ended up taking her book with me. I've since finished book two, am about halfway through book three, and have book four waiting to be read. Blake is almost finished with book one. I've got him hooked too.

And, just in case you didn't think I was obsessed enough, we also bought the movie to watch when Blake is finished with book one, and I've watched the trailer for the second movie due out in November multiple times. Yes, they are that good.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Free to a good home

We are currently experiencing a massive overstock of our hottest item, Pocket Sophie. Don't know about Pocket Sophie? Read about her here! In an effort to reduce our inventory, you can get your hands on this lovable little fluff ball free of charge. We'll even pay shipping. Don't wait - these beauties will be gone with the wind!

P.S Our product is 100% natural! No carpet fibers, no dust bunnies, 100% Sophie.
P.P.S. The male model is mine. ALLLLL mine. Oh yeah.

In case you're looking for him...

Isaac can be found in my container cupboard. First he makes a mess of my cabinet, then he crawls in it {and he cries when he can't get out. His usual way of exiting is by falling}. What's next?

Friday, August 7, 2009

10 Months

Happy 10 month birthday sweetie pie!

New things since last month:
1. Does "so big"
2. Walks with his chomp and clack walker/push toy
3. Feeds himself {with hands} without much trouble
4. Tried yogurt and yogurt melts
5. Has five teeth
6. Rediscovered sticking his tongue out
7. Spits food out if he's finished eating {I prefer this to his original crying}
8. Is having major separation anxiety
9. Does the motorboat sound whenever he's on the move {he's imitating the four-wheeler}
10. Imitates sounds that we make, babbles mama, dada pretty consistently - can't wait for him to look at me, say "mama" and mean it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday deals - 8/6/09

1. Fazoli's is offering Kids Eat Free on August Weekends. Saturdays and Sundays in August, children 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. The full list of participating restaurants and details about the promo can be found here. Iowans: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Des Moines locations are all participating {Omaha too. You are close enough to Iowa!}!

2. Request your free Scope Outlast kit here. It includes Scope Outlast rinse, Crest plus Scope Outlast toothpaste, and an Oral B pick with Scope Outlast.

3. Purchase a 1/3 lb. Angus burger from McD's, and get FREE fries and drink with this coupon. Expries 8/31 {Sorry Wendy!}.

4. Get a free collage poster from Shutterfly or $5 off a $30 order using coupon code AF86-SAVE. Expires 9/9.

5. Get a FREE sample of Honey Nut Cheerios plus $1 off coupon here. {The link is added - Thanks for letting me know Bri!}

{7:26 p.m.} And some more I've found since this afternoon:

6. Print this $1 off Pepperidge Farm Cookies coupon. Take it to Target and buy the snack pack, use this coupon, and your cookies are FREE!

7. Print this coupon to receive $5 off any regular priced family size pizza at Papa Murphy's!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Not bad at all

So, I've officially been cloth diapering Isaac for almost two weeks. We still use disposables on the go and at night, but other than that he's in cloth. Hopefully this move has not come as a total shock {but it's ok if you think I'm crazy. You would definitely not be the first.}. With my super sleuthing to find the most thrifty deals around, this was bound to happen. I was tired of paying between $16-20 for a box of diapers - and each time Isaac goes up a size, there are less diapers in the box!

By going to cloth {I bought one-size diapers - they fit kids 7-35 lbs}, I calculate that it has already saved us around $4 worth of disposables {I realize I also have to work to pay off the intial cost of the cloth dipes, but this should be no problem!}. I thought I was going to be grossed out by having to clean up after them, but the new age cloth diapers are SUPER easy - no pins, no folding {if you want to get started, I highly recommend Smartipants. I've tried out some others, and these are still by far the favorite!}. Sure, I have to dump poo in the toilet, but that's basically it. The liners that I stuff them with come out in the wash, so I don't have to touch them when they are dirty {some of them DO require you to touch dirty liners, but my fave dipes, Smartipants, don't!}. I simply stuff the liners back in when they are washed and dried, and then put the diapers back on Isaac. Like washable disposables. And, you can get them in colors and prints!

When I first thought about cloth diapering, I admit it was intimidating, scary even {and the up-front cost is probably the scariest thing. Do not fear - you can find cheap, and reliable, cloth diapers by keeping your eye out for sales, buying homemade, or joining sites like this one. I have purchased all ten of Isaac's diapers for less than $100. That includes tax and shipping charges.}. I didn't know if I could do it. But then I started researching it and realized there are a lot of people who ARE doing it. Young mothers like me. That encouraged me enough to buy a three pack to try out. After three days in cloth, it was very clear how simple and easy it was going to be, so I'm now up to six cloth diapers with four more on the way. At first, I tried to avoid the poop, putting disposables on him around his pooping time. Well, wouldn't you know, babies don't do what you want them to. Isaac {and his intestines} worked with me for days one and two. I was confident I could always avoid poops after getting through day two. Day three, I had poop in four of my six diapers. Bah.

Check out Isaac in his fluff. I can't wait for my new diapers to arrive {hooray for fluffy mail!}.

Saturday, August 1, 2009