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I highly recommend couponing for saving money. Tonight I ended up with a small bag of dog food for $0.50. No, not one of the cheap brands… a bag of Purina Beneful dog food that normally costs $6.99! It was buy 1 get 1 at Harris Teeter. Then, I found a $3 off coupon. So, in the end I got it for $0.50. Can’t beat that!!!!!
1. twins are 3 1/2.
2. R’s mom had another little girl. Now Little A is in our little happy group! She is gorgeous!
3. My dad is in Columbia to brave some of our frigid cold.
4. I have been sewing like crazy… and DH gave a FABULOUS new sewing machine for Christmas!
5. Week before Christmas we were in a wreck. t-boned. airbags exploded. Luckily, no one was hurt. For this I am extremely grateful!!!!! We were without a van for a month, but are finally back in our groove.
6. My sister and her husband moved here from IN. We are SO SO SO very excited!
I’m sure there is more… but, wanted to get a quick update on here while I was thinking about it.
Here are my latest creations. I hade two mothers of twins who wanted hats for their twin girls.
Newborn OWL hat!!!! This one has a velcro closure. $25 plus $3 shipping
I have just discovered the neatest site and had to share it!!!! You know I am interested in trying to keep the world a little cleaner… what is better than passing on clothes your kids have grown out of and getting the next size from someone else!!!!????
Thredup is a site where you can do this. You pack up a box of gently used clothes your child has grown out of. You group them by size. Then, after you list them, someone chooses them. You print off the label and send it to them. No charge to you! Then, you can choose a box for your own child. You pay shipping and receive it whithin about a week! It is so awesome!!!!
Go to http://www.thredup.com to check it out!!!!
I just ordered my first box this morning and listed 4 while the kids were in rest time. I can’t wait to get the box for Zane! It has 3 hoodie sweatshirts, some pants, and some long sleeved t-shirts! A few boxes and they will be set! Plus, I don’t have to drag the kids to the store, I save money, and I am recycling!!!!
We have another appt to get Bree’s eyes checked for her strabismus. However, it is not for a few weeks. For awhile it appeared they were getting better. Now, we are finding her strong eye is starting to cross in too.
Before we have been seeing one of the two specialists in the area. He gets the job done, but isn’t very personal. He also just has us come back every 6 months. To me, I felt this was too long. Especially at the beginning! We have been in again since then and ended up with bi-focals. I just don’t feel like he is doing what he needs to for her. When I asked him if we could try patching, he basically looked at me like I was crazy.
I have to listen to my gut. So, we are going to switch.
I tried to call this afternoon… but like every other business in this area, they were already closed. So, I’ll program the number into my phone and try again next Monday.
Yes, I am making another post about some pesky pests… but this one is a tip!
First, did you know fruit flies hatch in under 48 hours? Also, one fly can lay about 300 eggs!!!!! Finally, they come in on your fruit… as eggs in the peel. Pretty gross.
Anyway, like many people who have fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit flies seem to run rampant as soon as summer begins. They have been a thorn in my side for years. I tried many different “natural” solutions, but no luck… UNTIL…
Put a piece of fruit (bananas work great) in the bottom of a glass or clean jar (not pickle jar because the odor lingers and the flies won’t be attracted. Then, put plastic wrap over the top of the glass. Make sure it is smoothly sealed down. Then, poke a few holes in the top with a pencil or knife. The flies can crawl in, but can’t figure out how to get out! Just make sure you empty the jar out and start over every other day… before new ones hatch.
The first day we had hundreds!!!! Now, there aren’t any flying around and there are very few going into the glass. Pretty cool!!!!
I know we seemed like no threat. It is obvious you have been partying behind the couch for awhile. It was nice of you to leave crumbs and bits of confetti behind. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, but it isn’t really something I care for.
I saw you laugh at me, when you ran out of the kitchen to stare at me in amusement. However, I was not easily amused.
I’m sure it was comical to realize we had little experience. Yes, I agree, chasing you with a frying pan was no competition… you are much to fast and little. You have to admit though, using the fire extinguisher was a nice touch. Though, not effective.
You thought you were free, but you don’t know me. We gave you several opportunities to escape though an open door, but you chose not to take them. Call me crazy, but I just can not sleep knowing a mouse is running around. I have to protect my own babies. You do understand, right?
So, I took the hard road. I do not back down. You may think the 16 sticky traps were a bit much… but at 50cents a piece, it seemed worth it to me.
I’m sorry I had to be so brutal. However, you must have known it would not end well. I warned you several times, but you did not stop to listen. You only laughed at me.
RIP little mouse.
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On to my post… lol
I laugh because I feel like a bit of an idiot today. See, my armpits are on fire. They are covered in a burning rash. Yes, TMI, but I post this so you won’t make the same mistake. **insert rolling eyes… at myself***
Months ago my husband wanted to try the “bald” look. He got a special electric razor to make it nice and smooth. I think it is similar to a facial razor, but this one was recommended by another friend who shaves his head bald.
Anyway, DH gave up the bald look, and the razor has been collecting dust. One night I tried it out on my legs. I don’t know about you, but my showers have become record times! I swear I can get in and out, totally washed, in under 2 minutes! I put on Dora… and RUN!!!!! lol
Obviously, the olympic speed showers do not give time for shaving. So, one night I tried his razor on my legs. I was amazed at the job it did! I can now sit with the kids, while they watch TV or something and take care of the cause of scaring kids of a hairy monster! It is a great time saver! I can also take care of any dark patches that appear, without having to take another shower.
So, that in itself is a time saver. However, next comes my mistake.
I knew we were going to the pool today… and though my pit area wasn’t crazy, it wasn’t what I wanted to show if I were in a swim suit. So, last night before bed I thought I would do some quick work with the electric razor. ***WARNING: Electric Razors should NOT be used on arm pits!!!!!!!!!******* It was definitely one of my poorer decisions. I can tell you, the massive razor burn has reminded me several times today. I also had to sleep with my arms over my head last night to not irritate them further.
Lesson learned. AND, being the good person I am, I am forgoing my own self-esteem by sharing this embarrassing story with you. Hey, if I can save one person from this mistake, it is well worth it!!!! lol
I can see the headlines now.
“Mom with 3 toddlers goes postal on other moms at local Chick-fil-a”
. Yup, that was me. Not one of my finer moments… but I can totally support my actions.
First, to set up my own mind set… I started Weight Watchers a week ago. I think my body is going through sugar withdrawel and not being able to emotionally eat. I’ve done it all my life. My body keeps screaming, “WTH!!!! You are having a rough day?! Where is my chocolate??!!!!!”
Second, the kids are out of preschool and have no more naps. I put them in rest time, but they come out 100 times to pee and stuff. I have no break until they go to sleep.
Third, DH has a cold. I’ve been trying to let him sleep in and rest.
So, I went to Chick-fil-A with the three kids. I went up to order and my kids ran over to a table that had lights, a cow, and those icicle things you see at Christmas. They were trying to advertise their new “spicy chicken sandwich”. The kids each grabbed handfuls of the icicles and threw them in the air. Creating a huge mess. Of course, I made them clean them up… but still.
Afterwards, we ate. The kids did great while eating. We were there early (11) so we could get into the play area before it got too crazy.
We were in the play area for about 15 minutes alone. Then, a 1 1/2 year old and a 5 year old came in. No parents, just the kids. Z and R kept making the little girl made because they kept calling her Alex. I had to put them in time out because they wouldn’t stop. She kept crying and whining and screaming. It was loud.
Then, more kids came in. And more. And more. Soon, there were 15 kids in the room, including my 3. I was the only parent. I couldn’t believe it. Some were about 6 or 7. There was a lot of rough housing, dangerous play on the equiment, etc. It was crazy!
How just flipping HOW do parents think it is OK to put their children in a play area and not supervise them??!!!!! You want to sit and talk with your friends? Get a sitter!!!! I couldn’t believe how many parents did this! 12 kids!!!!! No parents! I was livid!
I didn’t feel like it was safe, so I got my kids together and got their shoes on. We headed out the door as there was screaming and crying from some other child getting hurt or tormented or something. As we stepped out a mom stood up and said, “Is that my kid crying?” Like I Flipping know?!!!! I don’t know who your child is. Nor, was I hired to watch them! I lost it!
I said really loudly, “I don’t really know! I am taking my 3 kids and leaving because I am the only parent in there watching 15 kids!!!! I came to watch and play with MY OWN kids… not all of yours!!!! I CAN NOT watch all your kids!!!! That is not what I came here for!”
I was mad. Ugh. I need a glass of wine.