Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Smathering of Pictures

Mimi took Stella to Gymboree... Look at her cute new outfit!!
Thanks Mimi, I love my new clothes!
Stella took a pen from my office while i was on the phone. Since i was on a work call I let her take it to keep her quiet. When i was off my call this is what i found...
A well decorated leg. I have a feeling our walls are in for a rude awakening in the years to come!
Stella's favorite thing in the entire world is brushing her teeth! If she passes the bathroom she starts saying "brush it, brush it, brush it" until i arm her with a toothbrush and watermelon toothpaste. She has about 10 toothbrushes and brushes her teeth at least five times a day.
This was one of my weekend projects. I made this darling bib with a special thanks to my super talented neighbor Danielle for sending me her pattern and step by step instructions. I will be making lots more of these cute little bibs! They are fast and easy!
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kati's Baby Shower

We had a baby shower for my friend Kati. We were worried that baby Emerson would arrive before the big day. But he was a good little boy and stayed inside his mamas belly while she graciously accepted some pretty amazing gifts!

How CUTE is the cake?! I was in love when i saw it! And it tasted delicious!

Opening the present from me and my mom! We made her the cutest blankets and gave her some darling outfits!

We had a great turnout!! I think there were about twenty people who showed up!
Now we are ready to meet Baby Emerson! Come out baby boy, come and meet us!
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Spaghetti Face

Stella has a new love...
Its long and its saucy.
(No, its not her mama - she is tall and sassy, good guess though)

And tonight she ate so much I think she may turn in to it!

Her full belly is even hanging over the front of the buns covers.

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The Toy Box

Stella LOVES to empty out her toy box and get inside of it.

Note the blue legs on the counter.. that is her activity table. It gets taken away on a nearly daily basis for two reasons. 1. She climbs up on it and balances in the middle of the room and nearly falls off every time. or 2. She picks it up by the sides and holds it against her belly straight in front of her and walks around.. she almost fell down the stairs once. She is going to give me a heart attack.

She will sit in there for the longest time and look at her pictures.

I can't believe how cute she is! Messy hair and all!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Feel the FIRE!!!

So I've decided its time that i start putting some effort into my coupon clipping. I really enjoy doing it, but it is a lot of work. After my shopping trip tonight I can Feel the FIRE!!! It is so addicting and when you get this great of deals how can you not LOVE it?!?
At my first store I was feeling a little discouraged. I was about to check out and i had four items on the checkout stand when my friend Natalie walked up. THANK GOODNESS SHE DID!! I told her how frustrated I was and that I was not catching on. Since she is the COUPON QUEEN she offered some words of advice and this is what I ended up with...

3 Boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats
2 Boxes of Corn Flakes
13 boxes of Instant Oatmeal
2 Large Canisters of Oatmeal
5 Boxes of Granola Bars
3 Boxes of Cereal Straws
... and all I paid was.....
I'm still soaking it all in!
I saved $134.27.

Next up...
I got 5 bottles of Excedrin
(I gave one away to my sis that is why there are only four pictured)
and i paid a total of
Seriously? This should not be legal!!

Last Stop I picked up the following
1 box of Granola Bars
1 Box of Peanut Butter Crunch
20 Boxes of Life Cereal
I paid 26.58
that ends up being 1.21 per item.
I saved 72.57
I was a little disappointed with this stop.
I was though I was going to be able to use $9 in coupons
but the checker would not let me.
one of us was obviously confused.
It was still a good deal so I ran with it.
So over all I spent less than $40 and saved over $220!
I LOVE my coupons!!