Sunday, November 29, 2009

Macho Man

Looks like someone is ready to help out more at Grandma and Grandpa's farm!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

No Thursday deals this week, as I was enjoying the day with family. I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Hope all of you are out cashing in on some of the black Friday deals!

Monday, November 23, 2009


When I was younger, I thought it was funny to de-pants my siblings. Ok, I still think it's kind of funny. :)

I never got a de-pantsing quite as good as this one though. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Virtual Tour

Here's the promised virtual tour of Blake's office. It's nothing fancy, but it works. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday deals - 11/19/09

1. Walgreen's released a $5 off $25 purchase coupon valid 11/22 and 11/23. Just for you Janelle! :)

2. DSW is offering a $10 BONUS gift card for anyone who purchases a $50 gift card from Nov. 14 to Dec. 24. The two cards are separate, and the bonus card must be used between January 15-30, 2010. Read more about it here.

3. Subway is giving away FREE reusable lunch bags with every Fresh Fit for Kids Meal Purchase. I want that cute Black Rhino one for Isaac to use in five years when it's completely out of style. :)

4. $1 off 3 American Greetings cards. Coupon here.

5. Get 100 FREE prints from Photoworks, plus save an additional 25% with the code SAVE25. Bonus, new members get 50 more FREE prints!

6. Get 25% off at Gap, Baby Gap, and Gap Kids online only using promo code GIFT123. Regular priced merchandise only, expires 11/22. OR, print this 20% off coupon in store {if you want to buy the sale items online, you can get 20% off using code GAP20}, expires 1/30/2010.

7. Get some early Christmas shopping in at Bath and Body Works. Right now, they have their signature collection on sale: Buy 3 Get 2 FREE. Pair that deal with this $10 off $30 Bath & Body Works Coupon to get 5 items for $4.30 each. Don’t forget to add a second purchase of a small item to get your FREE Signature Collection Travel Size Item.

8. Shop JCPenney online and use promo code GR8VALUE to receive $10 off a $10 or more purchase.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black eye

Isaac officially has his first black eye, and not even from a fist fight!

He likes to help push carts whenever we go shopping. This morning at Staples, he was helping me pick out hanging file folders. He was still attempting to push the cart as I held it in place. Suddenly, he spotted some brightly colored post-it notes. As he took off in their direction, he didn't realize that the back wheel of the cart stuck out in his path. He tripped over {actually, practically flipped over} it, and pounded his head into the floor. He cried for a long time, and now, he has a pretty decent shiner to show for it. It doesn't show up very well in my pictures, but I hope you can see it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wasteful packaging

Apparently one of Blake's medical supply companies has not gotten the memo about trying to be more green {more efficient, less waste}. They shipped our reception desk sign stand like this:

It's even funnier that the stand arrived in the giant box, because the sign itself {which is larger than the stand} arrived in an envelope! Nice work.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A little excited

About wearing this coat soon! :)

I'm also working on replacing my black and brown dress shoes - both pairs have holes in the soles....wah!

Thursday Deals - 11/12/09

1. Click here for a coupon for $1.10 off a can of Progresso soup.

2. $10 off any $30 purchase at Bath and Body Works. Coupon here.

3. Get $2 off a Butterball Turkey - Thanksgiving is only two weeks away you know! :)

4. Ladies, FREE sample of o.b. tampons here or Kotex Ultra Thin Ovenights here.

5. For the pets: FREE Greenies chew!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you voters

We are really pleased with the way the office is shaping up, so I wanted to say "thanks" to all of you for your input. You can see your votes have come to fruition in the following photos. Can you find all of the following:

1. Paint pallette #3,
2. Waiting room with red accent wall
3. Brushed nickel pendant light stem
4. Pendant light shade #4 (went against the majority here, but in person, #4 was SO much better!)
5. B.J. Palmer Quote

And, just for fun - Isaac has found his new playhouse in the cabinets of our reception desk. He'll be in heaven when the doors arrive!

Monday, November 9, 2009


"The power that made the body heals the body." - B.J. Palmer

This quote is now on the wall in Blake's office, and it looks AMAZING! Thanks for your votes. Picture coming soon! :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

13 Months

Happy 13 months to Isaac!

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've missed a lot of his growing up this month. He's been spending good portions of nearly every day with Grandma as we work on getting Blake's business up and running.

I can say that I've noticed the big steps he has made this month - I just missed out on the process. :(

1. He's running
2. Understanding more Chinese than Mommy now
3. Saying four official words: Mama, Dada, Uh oh, Wow
4. Nodding his head appropriately when asked questions. It has come in handy especially for determining whether or not he is ready for his nap.
5. Tugs on my arm, brings me a diaper, or sniffs whenever he has pooped. When he does the arm tug, he's about ready to poop, so we try to get him to the toilet before it happens. He also only does the arm tug at home, so we haven't gotten much practice in.
6. Officially has 8 teeth now. Two of his molars FINALLY poked through, thank the Good Lord!
7. Makes many sounds: Moo for cows, vroom sounds for anything with an engine, sort of a putter sound for a horse {you know, what they do after the neigh?}, ooh ooh ah ah for a monkey.
8. Understands and carries out simple tasks, like pointing out pictures in his picture books, identifying pictures of family members, finding toys we ask him to find, bringing us things, throwing things in the garbage can
9. Knows that going outside means he needs to put on his coat and shoes - so he brings them to you if the word "outside" is mentioned.


I'm just so amazed at how much he can comprehend already. It's hard to believe that one year ago, I was still just trying to figure out this newborn, who by the way, is still more cute than ever!

Anyone else think it's weird that Isaac's sock monkey has the same face as his butt?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday Deals - 11/5/09

1. Buy a 2 or 3 entree plate at Panda Express and get a single serving entree free with this coupon.

2. Walmart is having a pre-black Friday sale this Saturday, Nov. 7. You can read about all of the deals here. It includes deals on XBox 360 {$199 with $100 e-gift card = $99!}, TV's 42" and larger {1080p starting at $498}, computers, DVD or Blue-ray players and more!

3. Like soy sauce? Buy one Kikkoman, Get on FREE with the printable coupon here. OR, you can get $1 off two Kikkomans here.

4. 30% off at Gymboree during the Friends and Family event, Nov.5-8, using code: GYMFAMILY.

5. Want a fresh start with your Christmas lights? Home Depot is offering $3 off a purchase of new LED lights with your old light trade-ins. They don't even have to be working, or untangled, to get the deal. Offer good Nov. 5-15. Cool!

6. FREE sample of Garnier Nutrisse Skin Renew. A new eye serum for under eye care. I'm going to try it out, those dark circles under my eyes just keep getting darker every day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We've come a long way baby

Just wanted to share some photos of Blake's office transformation so far. When everything's all done, I'll give you all a virtual tour.

Until then, we're working our butts off - Isaac has been "helping" whenever possible. Today, he ate a piece of the ceiling tile....*sigh*

Office from front door before:
Office from front door after:

And now with some color:

Our reception desk shell has arrived - ooh la la. Please note, the carpet and trim are down too!

Bathroom before:

Bathroom after {minus decor}: