Sunday, May 30, 2010

Have I mentioned...

How much I love family weddings? They are always such a good time - I am so lucky to have such an awesome extended family. It seems like Memorial Day weekend is a popular wedding weekend for the family weddings too. We have {had} Memorial Day weekend weddings in 2009, 2010, and one in 2011. How fun!

Congrats on your marriage Ryan and Molly, and thanks for the fabulous party!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday Deals - 5/27/10

1. FREE rental at Blockbuster kiosks with these coupon codes {three of them!}, SSD17A2, SSD17A3, SSD17A4. Each code is good for one free one night rental per credit/debit card. Hope you have one near you!

2. If you have kids, don't miss Gymboree's Memorial Day weekend sale! They're taking an extra 20% off their sale prices, bringing the prices to 60% off!

3. $15 off a $60 purchase at Express with this coupon.

4. Print this coupon to New York and Company for $20 off your $60 purchase, or $50 off your $125 purchase. Good through May 31, 2010.

5. Photoworks is offering a FREE Father's Day Card using promo code CARD$DAD. Good through 6/7, and if you're a new member, enjoy 25 FREE prints and FREE shipping with promo code MYFIRSTORDER.

6. Get TWO free samples of Kraft's new sandwich shop mayo here. I'm dying for a cold turkey sandwich with mayo right now!

7. If you're in need of printing photos, sign up at York Photo and get 40 FREE prints. After that, prints are just $0.04. Not too shabby.

8. FREE sample of Olay Total Effects body wash here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dining Room

Here's a look at our dining area - first from near the entryway {to the right is the living room}, and then a closer look. The soon-to-be gone painted ceilings continue throughout most of the house, and isn't that dining room light fixture gorgeous? :) We plan on adding a deck off of the dining room before we move in {right where that window is}. Make sure you take advantage of the tiny peek of the kitchen through that cute little arched doorway, and you might also notice a couple charming steps in the bottom corner of the second picture. Aren't you just excited to continue seeing our new home? I'm just dying to move in!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Deals - 5/20/10

1. Fun for your kids this summer with the kids bowl free program! Kids can bowl 2 free games every day all summer long. Find your participating bowling alley here.

2. Here's another Coach Factory store 20% off coupon, for that other new purse you need! Actually, I really need one. My current purse is missing four of its decorative buttons now. It's actually a pretty sorry sight, but I don't know where any of my other purses are packed up to switch at the moment! This coupon expires 5/23/2010.

3. Wal-Mart is giving away FREE ice cream sundaes on Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check to see if your store is participating! Sounds like it's supposed to be pretty warm around here on Sunday, so I'm thinking an ice cream sundae sounds fabulous!

4. Need some FREE downloadable planners for the summer months to keep you organized? I sure do! Get yours from Busy Body Book - here.

5. FREE downloadable grilling cookbook from Martha Stewart here. Yum!

6. Try Taco Bell's FREE limeade sparkler with this coupon - valid until 7/11/2010 or when 500,000 coupons have been redeemed.

7. Old Navy is selling their flip flops for $1 on Saturday, May 21 in stores only. Great deal if you need some, and if you get to your local store before they're all picked over. They never have my size!

8. If you're a nursing mom, or plan to breastfeed at some point, you can get a FREE nursing cover {just pay S&H of about $9.95} at Udder Covers using coupon code MOTHER. I took advantage of a similar deal awhile ago, and plan on getting another one so that I'll have two in the rotation. :) FYI: I've read some places that sometimes this deal doesn't work out if you use a credit card, but I've always used paypal and have had no problems {Thanks, Lola!}.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Step inside

...our soon-to-be new home! I'm finally getting around to giving you all the tour. Sorry it took so long! :)

Here's the front door/entry from the living room

And, here's the living room. We plan on painting to lighten it up a bit, making it more airy {especially those painted ceilings!}, but just LOVE the warmth and charm of the area! Super cute!

Fun with Isaac

I had a very stressful day, so sharing some recent pictures that make me smile. :)His first ice cream cone :)

First cardboard box house - compliments of Grandma's new stove!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday Deals - 5/13/10

1. Shoe Carnival is having a BOGO sale right now, plus get a mystery coupon worth $5, $10, or $15 here.

2. Need a new purse? Get 20% off at Coach Factory Outlet with this coupon.

3. FREE customized rubber stamp at Vista Print, just pay shipping {around $6}. I may have to invest in one of these. :) There are a few other freebies over there too, check 'em out.

4. is having a fabulous deal again. 80% off $25 gift cards {meaning you only pay $1.70!} Use promo code ENJOY at checkout!

5. Get 20 FREE birth announcements from Kodak, just pay shipping {about $3}. If you don't need them in birth announcement form, you can probably do some tweaking to make them note cards or thank you cards.

6. Shutterfly is offering 3 FREE 5x7 greeting cards using promo code CARD4GRAD. You can use them on upcoming graduations, Father's Day, birthdays, etc. You'll have to fork over $0.99 for shipping, but still a heck of a deal!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 is the new 1

Moms {Moms-to-be, moms who want to be someday}, have you seen this article?!

We still have Isaac rear-facing in our car, with no plans to turn him any time before his 2nd birthday, or beyond. Partly, because he's so darn skinny, partly because I had already done a bit of education on this subject on my own, and partly because I saw the video below. At his 18 month appointment last month, he weighed in at a whopping 21 lb 2 oz, which is the 4%. Sweet.

Friday, May 7, 2010

19 months

Hard to believe that he's reached 19 months already! He has already entered the terrible 2's, I just hope they don't get worse! :)

He's really into talking - trying out all of his new words and learning new ones {the copy-catting has started!}, singing what he can of the alphabet on his own {though he can say all of the letters if we say them first}, and counting in English and Chinese. I'm amazed at how much kids learn in the first couple of years of their lives - getting to see it first-hand makes it even more special.

Happy day little man {even though you always seem crabby on your month birthdays. It always seems to be raining/dreary too!}!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday Deals - 5/6/10

1. Free 8x10 collage at Walgreens with promo code GOODTHOUGHTS. Expires May 8.

2. Starbucks is offering their new blended Frappuccino drinks half off between May 7 and May 16 from 3-5 p.m. Limit 1 per person, details here.

3. Lane Bryant is giving away FREE camis through May 10. Fill out your coupon here, and take it in for your FREE cami!

4. Ladies, FREE sample of Poise here.

5. FREE sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner here.

6. All Nurses - Cinnabon is celebrating Nurses Week from May 6-12. Simply stop in, show your health care ID badge, and get a FREE Cinnabon Classic Roll. Details here.

7. Some more Pampers Gifts2Grow rewards points - enter code FACEBOOKMAY2010 to receive 10 free points!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Since you've seen the outside of our new house already - I thought I'd meander around the outside a bit more before heading in. :)

Check out our new yard {you can see the side of our 4 car heated garage too}. That's all ours - including what you can't see behind the garage. So, last week, we celebrated our huge lawn by purchasing a riding lawn mower! Blake is very excited.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

To post

I have a long list of things to post on this blog {inside photos of our house, pictures/vids of Isaac, projects at my parents' house, my ever-growing belly, etc.}; it will help when I live in my own space again and know where things are at all times {like my beloved camera cord!}.

In the mean time, enjoy another one of Isaac's favorite youtube videos. I actually have a video of him watching this and singing along - it's on my "to post" list! :)