Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cant Stop the MADNESS!

So Im soo pumped and excited because I just got back from my first big coupon shopping trip.... And it was a success! I went to Walgreens and spent 32 dollars on 100 dollars worth of stuff!

I got:

4 Venus razors
5 Toothpaste
12 pack of toilet paper
4 Toothbrushes
3 Herbal Essense Products
2 pack of gummy bears
20 pack of batteries

Those Venus razors were 3.00 each. 2 weeks ago I bought a Venus razor at Walmart for 10 bucks and i'm so regretting it!

So If anyone wants to join me let me know!

I started by subscribing for 5 Sunday newspapers a week from It is the best deal out there. I pay 18.50 a month. That is less than a dollar per newspaper. I got me a zip up binder with those baseball plastic holders to hold and organize all the coupons. It takes a couple hours a day organizing, cutting and figuring out your shopping trip, but it is so worth it! I think it is the hardest when your first starting out. My fellow coupon ladies tell me it gets easier and easier each week you are doing it! I cant wait to have a huge stock pile of groceries and hygiene stuff! My goal is to have a years worth. I just wish I had started this years ago!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whats Been HaPPening ArOUnd tHE KiTchen HoMe


I guess its been a few months since my last post. I'm not a very good blogger... Hence the NO comments on my posts... ha ha I guess i get an occasional comment here and there. I need to be more like Carly Brecheisen, who always has many many comments because she is very entertaining. I love reading her blog :) Tonight I am very bored and I decided to explore Blogger a little bit and see what I can do. Did you know you can look up your stats? I didn't. You can see who lists you on their blog and what not. You can see where people are from. I had people all over the country. That is cool and kind of scary.... But I dont want to go private because that is so LAME. I hate it when people do that, so I stop reading their blog, because who wants to sign in every time? Not me. Anyways I'm just in a rambling mood...

So the past couple of months have been way fun and super busy. We moved into our house last april and so we've been updating and fixing things how we want them.

So far we have done:

new carpeting
painted whole house
2 bathroom remodels
fixed a leaky pipe
fixed the garage
Put in french doors in the kitchen
tore out all dead trees and ugly bushes in the front yard
planted new flowers and bushes
cemented in a basketball hoop (that was top priority to my husband)
Added shelves in Halle's closet
And lots of little things too and many more things to come... next big thing will be a patio! cant wait!

I am sooooo happy about where we live and the house we ended up with. I LOVE our neighborhood. Halle has a couple girlfriends that are exactly her age. Our neighbors are awesome and so friendly and everyone keeps their yard looking great (which is a big deal to me). I love living in Lehi. We live in a great location, where we are close to everything. Location was a big deal to us. The other really great thing is that we have a huge yard! Halle and I are outside everyday. The dogs love the backyard. I have a pretty nice tan going on... Halle plays in her swimming pool a lot and I enjoy watching her. We also go to the park a lot. There are 3 parks in our neighborhood! It is awesome.

Anyways here are some cute pictures I've taken recently...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crazy Weekend

Well last weekend was very eventful. It included the following:

It was my 23rd birthday on Friday.
My hubby got off work early. Hurray!
Saw Unstoppable. Very intense movie.
Found out we got a house. Cross your fingers.
Ate at Pf Changs. Soo Delicious. Their lettuce wraps are amazing.
Looked at our future house on Saturday morning. Signed papers.
The men went four wheeling.
The women went shopping.
Came home to my hubby waiting for me.
Took Jason to the Urgent Care. Barely made it there before it closed at 10pm.
Ended up being there 2 hours.
Doctor sent us to the ER.
Had more tests done. After 3 hours. It was confirmed. Appendicitis. Wow. It was now 3 in the morning.
Jason's appendix was removed at 10am.
Made it to the Kitchen super bowl party by 6 pm.... yes my husband insisted he wouldn't miss it.
He's crazy.
I was exhausted. No sleep yet.
Finally made it home around 9 and was in bed by 10.
Wow. What a weekend. Never will forget it.

My beautiful flowers that my hubby gave me..... even though i told him not too :)

Eating my birthday dessert

Waiting for test results

Jason right after surgery

Jason right before surgery

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Problem #1

I love food. I am always thinking about food. I always have conversations with my hubby and they go like this.... Me: "If I could have anything right now I would have a ..... with a ..... and then for dessert a ..... Hubby: "Yep sounds good to me. You can have what ever you want." So, not only do I love food, but my husband would let me get anything and everything that I want. I hate that i'm constantly thinking about food. My favorite thing to do is go to lunch with my mom, but I cant do that anymore because my mom is either A. Working B. on a DIET and C. Too Busy. Here is a list of foods that I currently think about.

1. Chimicahangas from Los Hermonos-- my absolute fav right now. i could eat 1 everyday
2. Coconut Shrimp from Red Lobster
3. Queso Dip from Chilis
4. Bajio Green Chili Chicken Salad
5. Rumbi Hawaiin Salad with Chips and Salsa

Problem #2

Problem #1 goes along with Problem #2. I am extremely frugal. Even though I'm constantly thinking about all these foods. I refuse to go buy them. I hate spending money on Fast Food or Restaurants. This is why i like to go to lunch with my mom. She always buys. So basically, I torture myself constantly thinking about all these foods that I cant buy.
I track every penny and it drives my husband crazy. I have anxiety attacks when we spend more that 20 dollars on something. When my husband really wants something I say "lets think about it for a few months..."
I know being frugal is a good thing, but it can be a very bad thing too. Especially when you take it to the extreme.

Problem #3

There is a Messy Monster in my house. She gets into everything. Constantly terrorizing every
drawer, every book on my bookshelf and gets into the garbage can.... gross!
Some days I handle it better than others, but yesterday I was VERY sick of it. She had her first time out. Needless to say she didn't like it. She obviously is to young to understand why she's in trouble, but it felt good to put her in time out for some reason? I guess I felt like I could take back being in charge, because lately she's been in charge of me and everything around her.

Problem #4
We have been trying to buy a house for a very long time. The strangest things happen and it never works out. This last time was really devastating. We fell in love with a house in the perfect neighborhood, perfect yard, perfect house and with the perfect price. We put an offer in. We didn't think we would get it. It was priced too low. Too many people were interested. We were told we didn't get it. That was fine. We moved on. A week later we were told the people backed out. They couldn't get financing and we were the next in line. We were so excited I cried. Couldn't believe we got my perfect house. We got everything ready. Posted our place for rent and then we were told the lady from the bank that we were working with decided she was having a bad day and didn't feel like selling it to us. YOU DONT FEEL LIKE IT? couldn't believe it. Basicly this lady can get away with it, because they do everything online and when she cancels the sale the computer puts it back online and then its resigned to someone else. It felt like my heart had been ripped out. I'm still trying to get over it. I know everything happens for a reason. I think we are meant to live where we are for reasons I do not know yet, but that sting really hurt and I think we are done house hunting for a while.

Problem #5
I am a emotional wreck right now. I cry over everything. I blame problem #4 for making me this way. My friend had her baby yesterday. And I was crying every time I would think about them. I would start thinking about when my girl was born and how excited I was and I miss that feeling soo much that I cried all day long. Where did the 15 months go? She's not my baby anymore and that makes me really sad.

Anyways here are a few of my problems right now.... im sick of writing... so maybe i'll add more problems later. Looking for people who have similar problems that can help/inspire me???

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Fun!

This Sunday we spontaneously decided to take a drive up the canyon and take some fall pictures! So glad we did. It was so pretty and we got a few great pictures!