Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Conversation with Myself at Kroger

I went to Kroger this morning to buy milk and popsicles (both needed for school this week) and remembered that Jess told me that TurkeyHill teas were 10 for $10 and she had coupons.  So I took a look at the teas and was totally confused by the coupon.  I had to buy 2 to get $1 off.  They were 10 for $10 like I already said so that made them $1 each. 

In my head, I kept doing the math (and talking to myself).  

If you could hear inside my head, this is what you would have heard

me:  "oh, here's the teas"
me:  "yup.  10 for $10 so $1 each."
me:  "Jess said to use 2 coupons and buy 4 teas"
me:  "hmm, which flavors to choose."
me:  "yummy, lemonade tea sounds good.  I'll get that and raspberry, green tea, and should I get orange or peach.  hmmmmmmmmmm.  which.  I'll get orange."

checking the coupon again

me:  "the coupon says to buy 2 and get $1 off.  They'd be $.50 each.  That's not free! Jess said they'd be free."
me:  "I don't get it"

I put the teas back because I had melting popsicles in the cart and a hungry girl tagging along.  As I was pulling out of my parking space, I caught a glimpse of a banner hanging on the building.  

me:  " OHHHHHH!  That's right, they double coupons here.  They would be free!"

Went home anyways without the tea.  Fed the girl and put her down for a nap.  I knew I'd be going past Kroger again later and figured I'd stop in then.

So in the style of Jess, I thought I'd post my deal.  

My total bill was $8.36 but after coupons I paid $0.00.  I saved 100% off my bill!  Actually, Kroger paid me.  I used my Envirosax bag and received a bag credit of $.05.  So I walked out of there earning $.05 and getting 2 gallons of tea.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lunch Picnic

A few weeks ago, we had an indoor picnic. Instead of serving lunch on individual plates, I got creative and used a divided serving/storage tray. I put a variety of lunch foods in each section and set it on the floor on our picnic blanket and let the girls eat. They loved it!

We had: Cheese-Its, raisins, pretzels, cheese, cucumbers, peanut butter/jelly sandwiches, and jelly sandwiches.

Next time your bored with your same old lunch routine. Try this. The girls ate better and behaved better at lunch. I'm thinking tomorrow we'll have to do this as well. Maybe it will be nice enough we can go outside this time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

From My Mother

Mother's Day is soon and in celebration of my mom, these are a few of the things she's passed down to me:

a love for:
  • Jesus
  • reading
  • family
  • chocolate
  • coffee
  • sewing
  • baking
  • cooking
  • laundry
activities we enjoy:
  • biking
  • taking walks with Buttercup and Pony
  • movies
  • reading on the porch
  • going to Biggby for coffee

things I still need to learn from her:
  • pecan pie recipe
  • pie crust recipe
  • how to make a pot of coffee
  • sewing (some more advanced stuff)
I know there's lots more things she's passed on to me and many more skills I still need to learn. Thanks for all the things you've taught me and all the love you've given.

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you.

Parent Bloggers Network and Johnson's want to know what your mother has passed down to you.


Johnson's second annual Celebrity Hand Me Down charity auction has begun, May 7 at 7 pm PT till Thursday May 14. The auction features items donated by celebrity moms Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba with proceeds benefiting the new global JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TEARS® Clean Water initiative via their well-known charitable giving site, Baby Cause.

this post was written for Parent Bloggers Network as part of their blog blast for Johnson's Celebrity Hand Me Down charity auction.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Salt: It's What's for Dinner!

You know that practical joke where people loosen the salt lid and watch as someone unknowingly wants to add a bit of seasoning to their food and the entire contents spill out onto their plate? Well that just happened to me!

I'm making spaghetti for Jessica's girls before we have to head to Jazz class. Frying the hamburger, I reach for the salt (the sea salt grinder is near me so I use that) I begin turning the grinder when the entire thing explodes in my hand. Salt flies through the air, onto the floor, onto the stove and a ginormous amount lands in the pot of frying hamburger and I'm left holding the two pieces of the salt grinder with a bit of salt left in the bottom.

After the shock wore off and I stopped looking around for the hidden camera and trying to listen for barely contained snorts and giggles, I started scooping the salt into the sink. I haven't tasted the sauce yet but I'm hoping it's okay . I scooped some of the salt off of the stove and back into the salt grinder but I'm afraid there's not much left.

I'd take a photo but no camera. So just imagine that first snowstorm of the year where everything is covered in a fluffy white snow and now replace the snow with salt and there ya go. That's what Jessica's kitchen looks like.

Hey Jess? You need to add salt to your grocery list next week!

(*edit: The sauce is saltier than it should be but it isn't too bad. Although, I think I might have reached my sodium intake for the month.)

Friday, May 1, 2009

No Photos

Probably no photos with my posts this week.  Staying at Jess's and I don't have any photos with me on the laptop.