Wednesday, May 27, 2009

making money

hum... seems to be a common theme here latley...
we've got schooling some kiddoes on the mind... and we're thinking it'd be nice to get ahead before we fall behind. :)

I'm looking for a kid or 2 to watch here at my house- it'd be great to make at least $100 a week- and that's really the top priority on the wish list.

It'd also be nice if the kid could walk and maybe be old enough to play wtith Matthew, but then again he sometimes does great playing with Sophia- and she can't do either of those... so there ya go.

Not much blogging going on these days- seems we've found enough to do with Summer weather, cleaning up the house, attempting to learn to walk... the list goes on and on... maybe someday things will pick up... someday.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

saving money

last month I didn't do so hot on saving money on our grocery bill- or maybe I just stocked up?
I think that a large part of the issue was that we were traveling or out of town 3 out of the 4 Sundays in the month- which equals no paper, no new coupons, and no easy way to sit down at the table and deal search with everything spread out in view.
Any how- I'm hoping to do much better this month with the help of coupon bloggers and coupon clubs in the area. I'm going to be hot on the bargan hunting trail, I'm going to rev up my thinking cap and really dig in.
Erik promised not to spend any money on games this month-except to buy the new punch out game... with that in mind...
Meijer is having one of their savings days for Meijer credit card holders. This time, you save 5% on grocery items also (check out your Sunday ad- or the online version)- so although I didn't think there would be a need to go to the grocery store this week (which was part of my plan to save $ on the grocery bill this month), I'm thinking that by going to stock up on necessary items that are on sale, especially those that I have a coupon for, I'll help out the savings bill even more.

Sorry Erik.
I know this makes it difficult for you to keep up your bargain- especially since Sophia has a doctor's appointment in the morning- and you'll likley have to go to the store with me after we pick you up from work tomorrow... but I know you can resist the temptation... I have faith in you!

Friday, May 1, 2009


I think i saw that this is my two hundred and second post- yeah for me.

Matthew likes wearing the socks erik's parents got him when they visited Vegas...

he likes wearing them a LOT.