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New Toys!

Of course, pretty much everyone knows by now that I got a new computer.

I finally broke down and got a laptop – a MacBook Pro that I am in love with. Truly.
I’m really excited to not be confined to the desk now when I’m working. It’s lovely.

Right now, I’m in the livng room, sitting on the couch, listening to Steven play his xbox on his new toy.Yeah, he got a new toy too.

After church today, everyone wanted to go eat at Shorty Small’s, and Steven decided to run into Circuit City since we were the first ones there. I didn’t think they’d have any good sales, so it wouldn’t be a problem, right? Um, no. He found a tv. He wanted the tv. He bought the tv. I really should learn to use the “no” word a little better after he comes home from storm. I let my emotions get the best of me. I think he knows that too. 🙂

Ok, maybe it isn’t so bad. I did talk him down to a 42″ instead of the 50″! I’m glad I did too. The 50″ would have been massive in our small living room. I would post a picture of the actual tv we bought, but there’s no point. It looks exactly like the last one we bought for our bedroom. It was a good deal though. We bought this one for almost $200 less than the first one, and we bought the first one on sale at Sears for about $200 off the original price. So, that’s about $400 off the original price for this one!

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Weekly Grocery Shopping

This month I have started taking a closer look at our grocery spending. I find it rather ridiculous the amount of money we spend at the grocery store, considering I’m usually the only person eating at home and, I don’t even eat at home that much.

My last trip resulted in the laundry detergent rambling. Last time I went to Country Mart on 1/08/2009 and my spending totaled $51.99. It looked like this:

I found that small pile to be a bit sickening compared to the price.

Today I decided to try a couple of different stores. First I stopped by Big Lots just to see what they had. I was pleasantly surprised with their grocery selection today and did most of my shopping there. I also stopped by Dollar General to pick up a few more things.

**Note: You might notice there is no meat in either picture. Our freezer is currently stocked with ground beef, chicken, and steaks. I don’t usually cook a lot of meat while Steven is gone because I eat out so much.

Today’s trip:

Big Lots:

Suddenly Salad (my favorite!) 3 @ $1.50 ea.
fruit juice 1 @ $2.00
Kraft Mac & Cheese Deluxe 1 @ $1.30 (This was a great deal. I found this same box for over $2 at Dollar General!)
Sunflower seeds 1 @ $1.00
Trail Mix 2 @ $1.00 ea.
Oreos 1 @ $2.00
Cereal 1 @ 2.00
Pringles 1 @ $.90 (another good deal – this is the cheapest I have ever found them)
wheat bread 1 @ $1.20 (another deal! This same bread was $2.75 at Dollar General & is usually ~$2.80 at Wal-Mart!)
White bread 1 @ $1.20 (and another deal! This bread is usually $1.85 at Wal-Mart)
6 rolls of toilet paper $3.70 (Quilted Northern, not generic brand stuff!)
12 bars of soap $4.50
Duncan Hines cake mix $1.00

and my best deal…
1 package of a chocolate peppermint bread mix @ $1.50
– I looked up the web site for this product and was shocked. This bread mix usually sells for $8.00!!

total: $30.55

Dollar General
saltines 1 @ $1.00
1/2 gal milk 1 @ $2.50
Cherrios 1 @ $2.00 (these also had a $1.00 coupon on the box for my pop-tarts! woohoo!)
FiberOne strawberry pop-tarts 1 @ $2.00 (before coupon)

total: $6.80

Grand total: $37.35

For more grocery shopping lists and deals, check out The Grocery Cart Challenge.


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Is this sad?

Last week I went shopping with a friend who wanted to go look at wedding dresses.

She found a dress she really liked and tried it on. She decided she liked it on too, but wanted to know if it could be ordered in white. She asked me to check the tag for the designer and style number. Is it sad that I didn’t have to check the tag for the designer because I already knew who it was just by looking at the dress? It’s been over a year since I bought my dress, and I can still tell the designer of some dresses by the dress. I think I might have studied a few too many wedding dresses a little too closely.

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Easter Weekend

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter weekend. It was very busy, but also very fun. Friday we spent the afternoon just hanging out together. Steven got home really late on Thursday, and I had to work Friday morning, so it was really our first chance to see each other. Friday night we had dinner with our friends, Justin & Courtney.

Saturday morning we were lazy and laid in bed watching Bee Movie (which is really cute!). Saturday afternoon was spent shopping (Yay!) and at the church Easter Egg Hunt. The kids were so cute! We each bought new clothes for Easter, and I got the beautiful ring I’ve had my eye on since before Christmas. That night we had dinner with some more friends, and we had planned on going to play Glo Putt-Putt, but it wasn’t there anymore! 🙁 Instead we went to Blockbuster and bought a few movies and went home to get ready for Sunday morning.

After church on Sunday we headed to Trumann to visit with family over lunch.
We hope everyone had a great weekend!

More photos from the church egg hunt can be found on our church blog.

Church Egg Hunt

My new ring!

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