Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hump Day

Hello, Salvation Army.
How are you doing on this fine Wednesday?...What is that you say?!
You offer 50% off all clothes on Wednesdays...I love you.

Let the treasure hunting begin!...

I didn't buy these, but I thought they were cute

And I thought these dishes were cute too. They had a ton of them! I thought it would be cute for a shower instead of paper goods.
Isn't this dresser cute too?!
Wouldn't it be cute painted in some bold color?
Aqua, yellow, or hot it!

I didn't get any of those items I took pictures of.
What I was buying was a gray t shirt and a gold oval frame for Rita's room.
When I got up to the register after waiting in line I opened up my wallet and discovered that I didn't have my debit card and no cash!
And they don't take AmEx or Discover! So sad!
What a waste of an hour digging for things!
If I had known that I would have just gone to
Target where I definitely could have used either of those cards!
Oh well!
Look at all the money I just saved Joey!

Until next time S.A.!

- Posted out and about


My coupon run this week!

I saved $60.47 and spent $4.09!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ten years ago around this time something sparked in me.
I had just had Emree in December. I was back to my regular weight, but
wanted to do better.

I became a mad woman.

I taped pictures from the SI Swimsuit magazine, that usually got tossed,
all over the house (in the cabinets, the fridge, even the freezer)....Joey probably didn't mind this part.

I followed the Zone diet, which is basically eating lean meats and veggies and cutting out sugar and white carbs. I did allow myself to have one and only one Hershey's Treasure Toasted Coconut (do they even make those anymore?) a day.
And I began running.

The SI pictures didn't last, and the diet did it's job, but really who could keep that up?

Running is what I kept.

It dawned on me today that it is my ten year anniversary of running.
I have been consistent with it, minus being pregnant and recovering.
It's funny to think back of how far I use to run, what I use to wear, and how fast I ran.

I have been able to clear my head, plan parties, write talks, think of what I should have said in an argument, think of ways to parent better,
cry, laugh, dance, and
bond with the dog all while running.

I have run two marathons, one half, a 15k, a 10k, and many many 5ks.
I run a minimum of 6 miles on a weekday and I do 10 on Saturday.
I wake up early and do it in the dark.
I see shooting stars almost every morning (who doesn't want to wake up to that?!)
I get to run through walls of garbage smell (on garbage days), orange blossoms, jasmine, and the smell of sprinklers on.
I've had a couple things that have hurt, but nothing major (knocking on wood right now.)
I have had encounters with a bull mastiff, a hog, and swallowing bugs.
I have had rough runs where I pooped my pants (seriously, isn't that disgusting?! tmi??...sorry)
and I've had great runs where I really feel like I could run all day.

Happy anniversary to me.
I'm going to go kiss my running shoes.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In a Frenzy!!

I love to shop....
and when it's a bargain, steal of a deal, mega clearance, amazing sale, it is like a drug for me.
Clothes, shoes, parties, school supplies, gifts, thrift, garage sale, shop-shop-shopping.
I. Love. It. All....
except grocery shopping wasn't my favorite.... I mean it was alright, but nothing like a
Salvation Army on a 50% off Wednesday kind of rush.

And then I began
a few months ago...

Holy cow! I might need some sort of intervention for this!

This was this mornings run...
I spent $16.48 and saved $95.54.
And yes, that is TWO boxes of 82 count diapers in there!!

You know you want some of my .09 cent tomato sauce...or free crushed tomatoes...

And I just might have somewhere along the lines of 15 boxes of hot cocoa...assorted varieties, sugar free, marshmallow, and classic milk chocolate...

We will not even count how many boxes of cereal we now have...

or how many packs of m&m's .
Which were all completely free.
Please, don't judge me.

This particular run from a couple weeks ago came to a grand total of $10 and I saved $100!
Now, I wouldn't normally buy those M&Ms but I had a coupon for them and needed to use it to create an overage for my other items.

These are my favorite blogs about couponing

Get ready to get addicted!

Vacation is over

I'm back! Ready to work! And no, that's not me with the freakishly tan body. Let's do this!