Friday, April 30, 2010


Isaac has his first burn - from sticking his hand in some hot running water. To be honest, I didn't even realize how bad it was. Whenever he'd grab my hand to go somewhere, I just noticed that his right hand felt REALLY dry. So, I just lotioned them. Sure, he'd grab something wrong or bump his hand and say, "ow-ie" which I thought was odd, but brushed it off. After a few days of no improvement, I finally decided to actually look at them. They were peeling and gross, and I had no idea what was wrong with his hands. My dad quickly diagnosed it as a burn, and the moment it happened came back to me. I've been putting Aloe Vera on it like crazy today, but because the burn is on his hand {and his dominant one at that}, it's pretty much hopeless trying to get it to stay on there. I feel bad, too, because whenever we put on his "hand medicine" he starts whimpering and saying, "ow-ie." Worst mom of the year award goes to...ME!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Deals 4/29/10

1. Have a baby in Pampers? If you're a member of the Gifts to Grow program, you can get 10 FREE points with this code: GTGLEARNMORE089

2. Calling all cat owners: Target sells Tidy Cats litter {10 lb bags} for $1.77. Use this $1 off coupon, and you've got 10 lbs of cat litter for $0.77.

3. If you're looking to change some light bulbs out to be more energy efficient - you can get 2 FREE CFL's here.

4. FREE download of Emeril Celebrates 20 Years cookbook - a collection of his favorite recipes!

5. FREE 5x7 Custom Photo Card from the Kodak Gallery with code 4MOM. Just pay $0.99 shipping. Expires May 4.

6. Try the new U by Kotex FREE here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


After an exhausting house search, we finally found a house worth putting an offer on, and our offer was accepted today! So, in June, we officially have a house. It needs a little bit of touching up, which we'll do before we move in, but it's SO charming, has a huge back yard, and a huge garage that Blake is pumped about. it's considerably smaller and older than our old house, but we can't wait to live here!

Thursday Deals 4/22/10

1. Like Tresemme hair products? Buy one, get one free with this coupon. {Hint: if you hit the back button, you should be able to print it twice}

2. Get Your Shape for the Wii for only $19.99 right now at Amazon. Also, eligible for FREE super saving shipping if you spend $25. This game normally retails around $49.99, so this is a great deal!

3. Home Made Simple coupon book here with over $30 in savings! Woohoo. :)

4. Need some new ear bud headphones? Get some here for $0.99 and FREE shipping!

5. FREE e-book for 27 Mexican recipes here.

6. From April 23-25, get $10 off a $10 purchase at Aeropostale with this printable coupon.

7. FREE sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance lotion here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hello world

I've been staring at this cutie for a little while now. Donut, meet the world!

The story behind the name: One night, Blake and I were discussing names. My mom happened to be around when we mentioned the name Jonah. She then said, "Donut?? Why would you name your kid Donut? That's just stupid."

So, there you have it. Donut. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Toddler Fashion

Just wanted all of you to see how fashionable our little toddler can be. :) I had originally planned for all of these to be individual posts - but I got busy and never posted them. So here it is, all rolled into one!

1. Nothing like a good pair of bibs and one boot for doing some dirty farm work.

2. My Godmother went to Sydney, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!

3. Ear protectors for the smallest and finest for use on the biggest and loudest.

4. Whipping out his flip flops today. I honestly thought he'd hate wearing them. He didn't - small victory for Mommy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Deals - 4/15/2010

Happy Tax Day!

1. The Children's Place is having their Spring sale right now. Get an additional 15% off sale prices with this coupon or promo code D4AUHFV44A.

2. DQ's Blizzard is turning 25 years old. To celebrate, from April 19-25, buy one blizzard, and get one for 25 cents with this coupon.

3. Get a custom mouse pad from Vista Print for 99 cents plus shipping {which is about $2.99}. Prices for the mouse pads normally start around $7.99, so still a nice deal!

4. FREE e-book here with fun crafts to make with your recyclables. Definitely interesting!


Well...I thought it was lightning. LOL.

You'll have to get to about the 28 second point in this video to see it. Fascinating!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday Deals 4/8/2010

1. Shutterfly is offering 20% off of photo books until 4/14/2010 using promo code APRIL20.

2. Snapfish is turning 10 years old! In celebration, get $10 off a $30 purchase with promo code APR8BD, or get 10 FREE 5x7's with any purchase using promo code APR7BD. Both expire TOMORROW. 4/9/2010.

3. Panda Express Buy One Get One coupon here. Buy a 2-3 entree plate, get a one entree plate FREE!

4. Two FREE cupcake bites at Cinnabon on tax day - April 15. Details here.

5. Two great Quiznos coupons here. $1 off 1 sub, $2 off 2 subs or $3 off 3 subs OR get a FREE chip and regular fountain drink with the purchase of a regular sub, large sub, or a regular chopped salad. Both expire 4/18/2010.

6. I don't think there are many Blockbuster expresses around me {find a kiosk near you here}, but all of my Omaha friends - please score a FREE rental using promo code GA13A4 now through April 12. Happy movie watching! :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

18 months

Happy 18 months to our little grouch. Isaac woke up on the wrong side of the crib today. That aside, he really is at such a fun age. Talking more and more everyday, laughing, playing, running, defining his personality, etc. BUT, I must write and remember that this can also be the worst age. The tantrums he throws are about enough to pull my hair out - and they appear for no apparent reason at all! Here's hoping they disappear soon.

Hard to believe how quickly time flies by.

Don't be fooled by his half-grin here. Getting that out of Mr. Crabbypants took FOREVER!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Sorry for the lack of updating - still trying to locate everything that I'll need for my life in the next few months after the move last week. Hopefully I'll be back on track soon. Thanks for your patience. :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday Deals - 4/1/2010

We're all moved and attempting to settle in with my parents for the time being. So far, so good - we're all exhausted though!

1. FREE 8x10 portrait at Target with this coupon. No purchase necessary and no sitting fee! Expires 4/22/10.

2. Get a FREE regular roast beef sandwich at Arby's with the purchase of a drink. Coupon here. Expires 4/10/10.

3. 20 FREE 4x6 pictures at Walgreens using promo code 20FREE4X6B. Choose in-store pickup and you'll save yourself shipping costs too. Expires 4/7/2010.

4. Buy 3 Seventh Generation products and get $5 back by filling out this mail-in-rebate form. Don't forget to purchase your items using coupons like this one {click on "household" in left column}, or this one {which you might be able to print 2x}, and you might end up making some $$!

5. FREE sample of Dove Men+Care body wash here.