Friday, July 18, 2008

My Greatest Couponing Yet!

17 Powerades
18 Post-It's
2-24 count Always
1 Germ-X
1-12 Pack Mountain Dew

Cost before coupons: $54.xx
My OOP (out of pocket) $0.00 plus $1.22 in tax!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I Got It!

I got my iPhone on Saturday morning and have been dinking with it ever since! It is so cute! It is also an amazing little gadget. I was connected to the internet the whole way home, checking email and looking at SayItOnTheWall's orders that I need to fill. It was worth the 1.5 hour wait on Sat. I got an adorable little pink, flowered protective skin to put on it--I love it! Yes, I am a nerd!

Also, a few weeks ago Brad and I bought a ClearPlay DVD player. We are loving this DVD player. It edits out everything you don't want to see/hear in movies. We have been able to watch movies that we couldn't have watched otherwise without all the crap in it. We have also loved just being able to take naughty words and language out of movies that are only rated PG or PG-13. Now I don't need to worry my kids will hear and repeat something I don't want them to hear or say. It was a great purchase, for all those interested. Here is a link to their site so you can learn more about it.

In other news, I am still pregnant and quickly growing just a tad impatient about it. At 36 weeks this little guy was already 7 lbs and he is quickly gaining more and more as my blood sugars are a little hard to control right now. My doctor once told me that if the average baby gains 1 lb/week the last month of pregnancy, a baby of a diabetic mom gains at least double that. So great. Little dude is going to be ENORMOUS! That is my fear, anyway. I think I am going to give him an eviction notice. The plan right now is to induce at 38 weeks, which is next Friday. However, I am hoping that he will just decide enough is enough (as I have) and come earlier than that on his own. So far though, he is just hanging out and quite content. I'll bet I would go over due with him we we left it up to him to decide when he comes. Please remember to keep him in your prayers. I really don't want to have him sick with low blood sugars when he is born. I really, really don't want him to have to stay in the NICU.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I am THAT nerd

Today the long anticipated {by me} 3G iPhone came out. I have wanted one for months so I asked my mom and dad if they would drive into ABQ with me to get one. We pulled up to the Apple store and there is a HUGE line around the corner of the building. UGH. All I kept thinking was: "What nerds! They are all standing in this huge line for the phone on it's first day of release!" Then I realized, I am THAT nerd too! I am here to wait in line too! We waited with the kiddos in tow for about an hour. The line barely moved at all. Then the Apple guy came out and told us it would be at least two more hours. I had to give it up right then and there. Me being 9 months pregnant and standing in line for that much longer--I don't think so. We left empty handed and I have regretted it ever since! I think I am hauling Brad and the kids back there bright and early tomorrow morning. I hope I get one and that they aren't all sold out! Darn me and my obsessions!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Here is today's haul.

2- 40 count packages Pampers diapers
2- 180 count packages Pampers Swipers
1- 45 count box trash bags
1 42 count box Always Maxi Pads
1 24 count package Always Maxi Pads
1 box fruit snacks
1 box crackers
1- 2 pack of paper towels

I am pretty proud of myself. I know it isn't as stellar a deal as most couponers can do, but I am just beginning and I feel like today I did especially well. The total for all of this was $54.41 before all my coupons. After my coupons I only paid $17.77 out of pocket! Anyone want to be smart and do the math and tell me what percentage I saved? I am too lazy.