Monday, March 29, 2010

I love...

...Mornings with Isaac. We're already practicing good dental hygiene - but he chews on the toothbrush more than he brushes his teeth! I think his PJ's are my favorite outfits too.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I have a confession to make: our dog is driving me crazy.

It's not that she's misbehaving {that much} or really being a bad dog in general. She's actually very well-behaved and she listens to us {for the most part}. Sure, she begs for food incessantly, and does her annoying, "I'm panting slightly more than normal, and slightly louder than normal so I KNOW you hear me, now give me some of your food!" attitude, she sheds all over the house, and tries to get into trouble when she's outside. But really, generally, she's a very good dog. She just....never leaves my side. I swear she's glued to my feet. I bet I've stepped on her five or more times today alone. If I leave for five minutes, she's so hyper excited when I return that I'm worried she's going to give herself a heart attack. Wherever I am, there she will be. The worst part about having this furry thing glued to me? She stares! All.the.time. And not just a concerned stare, it's more of a "you have a huge, monster zit on your face that everyone stares at" stare. In the recent past, she's even annoyed my dear husband so much that we joke about putting her in the $75 or less section of the local paper. We could never part with her, she's really a part of our family - I just wish she wouldn't be a creeper too.

Now, off to enjoy my husband, son, and creepy dog. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Deals - 3/25/2010

1. My alma mater in the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Doesn't get any better than that. :)

2. $3 off some Huggies dipes, here.

3. Register for your FREE Special K protein pack here. Includes a protein meal bar and some pretty decent coupons.

4. Save 80% at when you use promo code COOK. A great place to print gift certificates for restaurants in your area. I've posted deals from them before - expires March 31.

5. Download $10 worth of savings at the Dryel website. Products include Downy, Febreze, Tide, Bounce and others.

6. Want a photo book of that recent vacation? If you're not currently a member of Picaboo, new ones can get a free 8.5" x 11" photo book through March 31 using promo code AFFLGB. Get booking! :)

7. FREE Olay Quench body lotion after mail-in-rebate {must be postmarked by April 30, with purchase made before April 16}. Details here. What a steal! :)

8. Did you know that Rachel Ray now also makes dog food? I wonder if it's coated in EVOO? Get your FREE sample here.

We will be moved out of our house this time next week.....sad.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sneezing Panda

Wouldn't you know, Isaac just thinks this is absolutely hilarious. We watch it about 7-8 times in one sitting, and he just laughs, and laughs, and laughs {which means I laugh, and laugh, and laugh too!}.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday Deals - 3/18/2010

1. FREE Victoria's Secret Pink Nation tank tap if you're a member {or if you sign up, you might be able to get one too!}. Log in and print your coupon here.

2. FREE Restaurant Copycat recipes e-book download here. I wonder if they will share The Olive Garden's Salad Dressing? I've seen it other places, but it seems that it never tastes quite right. I can eat that stuff by the spoonfuls when I'm pregnant. Odd, I know.

3. Do your kids like Chuck E Cheese? Right now at Wal-mart, select packages of string cheese are offering coupons for 12 FREE tokens. You can use up to three of these coupons per visit to Chuck E Cheese. Not bad.

4. During the month of March, Outback Steakhouse is offering a FREE Bloomin' Onion to members of our military. A nice way to support our troops. Details here!

5. Request your FREE sample of Better Oats Oatmeal here. Yum, I loooooove Oatmeal!

6. The Children's Place has 25% off their Spring clothing line. Plus, get an additional 15% with promo code FAMILYA9

7. Want to color your hair??? Go here to print your coupon for $20 off your first hair color at Aveda!

8. GAP, Banana Republic, and Old Navy have a great coupon here. Get 30% off your purchase with 5% of it going toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Valid March 18-21. {Thanks Jen!}

9. UNI Panthers make it to 2nd round of the NCAA tournament by defeating UNLV 69-66. That HAS to be the best deal of the week!

March Madness

Ok, ESPN. Even though I'm not that into basketball, I still thought this was funny!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Cutest dish rack...ever. I'm so getting one after we move in and then OUT of my parents' house. Right now, we just dry everything on a bunch of towels {because our old drying rack is too bulky and ugly to boot}. I'll be happy to have a place to dry all of Isaac's dishes that is stylish too! Haven't you always wanted a patch of grass anyway? :) Plus, Blake's on board. Bonus!

Thanks for the heads up Making it Lovely!


Would you rather take vitamin A or vitamin(s) B?

Blake is trying to get me to commit to B since it's more expensive and the nutrition base knocks the crap out of the nutrition base of A. I am not jumping for joy at the idea of having to take 8 pills a day just as a prenatal vitamin, but since he invested in the giant tub of vitamin packs and I want the best for the baby, I suppose I'll give it a whirl.

Head band

So, my husband hates head bands. He thinks that I look like an almost 30-year-old trying to hold on to her teens. I don't know though, I really like this one:

In his defense: I had two older women and a bunch of 5th and 6th graders compliment on it today.

In my defense: I look tired, and pregnant. I needed a little pick-me-up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday Deals - 3/11/2010

1. Need some mascara? Get a free tube at the Sephora counter in JCPenney with this coupon.

2. FREE movie download at Film Fresh using coupon code DXWB2000. Choose from Green Lantern: First Flight, Batman Begins, Two Weeks Notice, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

3. Right now at SeeHere, all new accounts get 60 FREE photo cards. Just pay shipping which is about $5.

4. In need of some new candles? Get tarts and votives from Yankee Candle for just $1 using this coupon or online code XF003A3 {you will have to pay shipping}. Offer expries 3/24/10.

5. Gap is running a great deal March 5-14, Bring in a pair of your old jeans and get 30% off a purchase of new denim. Bonus, use your Gap card and get 35% off!

6. Smart student? Blockbuster is rewarding good grades! They are offering one FREE movie rental per kid, grade K-12 with a B average {or Satisfactory rating}. Details here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I hate moving

It sucks to pack everything up anyway {which I'm actually not doing yet, but thinking about it is more than enough!}, but even more so when you don't even know where you're going. Temporarily, we will bunk with my parents. Party. :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

17 months

Happy 17 months to our little sweetie pea. He's becoming quite the talker. He can say the alphabet to letter "H" and then a few various letters until the end as well as quite a few words {mommy, daddy, see, boat, what, done, up, down, bubble, eye {I}, you, we, uh oh, wow, row, roll, eat, meet, rice, pea, apple, yeah, yay, hot, a whole slew of words in Chinese, and many more in English I can't think of at the moment}. He officially has 13 teeth and it's kind of freaky how he understands everything we say. Still, it's amazing to watch him learn and grow {even though it's all happening too fast!}.

You would never guess by this photo that he was about ready to cover me in vomit. Yes, vomit. About 15 minutes after I took this picture. Awesome. I hope he's feeling better soon though. It's so hard to watch your kids be sick - especially since I have no clue what he has, or where he would have gotten it! Poor little guy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's time

Even though I still feel like crap. :)


Baby #2 is due to arrive in early September!!! Remember this incident? We first learned about it at the ER when they wanted to take an x-ray. Surprise! I had such an easy pregnancy with Isaac that feeling like this in my second trimester is just completely unacceptable! Although, chasing around a very active toddler is probably not really helping my case. :) We're all very excited!

Thursday Deals - 3/4/2010

1. 140 FREE return address labels from Vista Print {you even get to custom design!}, just pay shipping and handling.

2. In honor of National Read Across America Day, Walmart has had some pretty decent price cuts on many of their children's books {many of them are around $3}. Free shipping too!

3. Printable coupon here for $5 off a Disney Baby Einstein DVD!

4. Give your dog a tasty FREE sample of Purina Beneful dog food here.

5. FREE UnderJams night wear sample - perfect for the older kid who still has accidents at night.

6. In the new car market {or even if you're not}? Test drive a 2011 Kia Sorento before March 15, and get a $25 pre-paid Visa gift card! Details here.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I can't even tell you how many red, orange, blue, green, and other rainbow-colored sinks, toilets, and tubs we have seen on this house hunt. Pair that with equally awesome light fixtures, shag carpeting, and colorful tile and it's practically a disco. It's hilarious!

Come on houses! At the rate we're going, our new address is going to be under the local bridge! ;-)