Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Passover Seder & Good Deals

Monday the 18th was Passover. I printed a Messianic Passover Haggadah and my husband and I attempted to the best of our ability to celebrate with a Seder. I had been to a Passover Seder two years ago with my parents at our church, but this was Aj's first! I think we're going to do it again next year too :)

Today was a great day! We got up and walked to Subway (only about 3/4 of a mile total) and used these coupons we got in the ads we get every week... we both got a yummy 6" breakfast sandwich and a Minutemaid Orange Juice for $1.90 each (the price of the drink with tax included)! Then we took our dog Wilbur to the dog beach - she loves that place! Here's a picture of her on the way home, she was so exhausted!

And... I did some coupon printing/clipping and we went to Walmart (and to CVS, but they were temporarily out of what I wanted). I had a $1 OFF coupon for any sized Reach Dental Floss and Walmart carries them for only $.88 so I actually "made us" $.12. That twelve cents felt amazing, because I had actually been "paid" to take the floss. I know, I know.. I sound like a nut! But it was fun :)
1. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Puppy, it was on sale at Walmart for $15 and I printed a $5 off coupon so it was only $10! Originally $20, and it's an awesome toy!
2.  Blue Garanimals Shirt (12 months) was only $3.50 - cheap brand, but it's so cute, I love elephants :)
3. NYC Nail polish in Bowery Black - under $2 (I've been wanting this charcoal black color, and this one works great but was super inexpensive)
4. Reach Dental Floss - $.88 + $1 OFF coupon = FREE + we made $.12 :)
5. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara was $5.84 - my $2 OFF coupon = $3.84 - and so far, this has been my favorite mascara ever!

I realize the above are all real simple and even little savings, but I did feel like I'd accomplished something :) and I'm trying this new thing where I really think about the fact that even $.75 off coupons add up monthly, and if you learn how to use coupons, you can save way more! I recommend going to and to get started - you can get & print coupons for free!
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I just want to say... Thank God for Skype! I LOVE talking to my parents... pretty much daily, on Skype! Sometimes my Dad and I will just sit on Skype for hours "hanging out". My dad is constantly taking screen caps of all of the cute or funny things Bug does. Recently he starting sending them to me...
Hope everyone had a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ABC's of me...

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do :)

Age: 22
Bed Size: Queen and I still get pushed off the edge :)
Chore you hate:  Dishes!!
Dogs:  Her name is Wilbur, she's half Jack Russell and half Yorkshire terrier.  
Essential start of your day: Some kind of breakfast, sometimes coffee first.
Favorite Color:  Green!
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'4'
Instruments I play (or have played): Piano, and I know a few chords on the guitar, lol.
Job Title: Stay-at-Home Mom right now :)
Kids: Buggy, she's 5 months old currently.
Live: California
Mom's Name: Pam
Nickname:  Nene
Overnight hospital stays: When I had Bug, I had to stay 2 nights.
Pet Peeve: I guess people who don't use their blinkers would win lol.
Quote from a movie: "If you're from Africa, why are you white?"
Right or left handed: Right.
Siblings: 1 younger brother, Robert.
Time you wake up: Whenever Bug wakes up, usually never later than 9:30...
Underwear: ?
Vegetables you dislike: Brussel sprouts!
What makes you run late: Being a mom, running around to make sure we have everything!
X-rays you've had done: Mainly just teeth, and like one of my back in 4th grade :)
Yummy food you make: I asked my husband and he said "chicken!" lol what the heck.
Zoo animal: Elephants, I love them!
I found this at Reflection of Something, if you continue the ABC's please link to me!
And... Bug laughed hysterically for the first time today. It was so cute, and SO much fun. She'd never laughed like that before... I loved it. I can't believe how fast she's growing up. It makes me sad that she'll never be this age again but more excited that I get to watch her grow. Thirteen days until we leave for Disneyland, I can't wait to see our family and of course going to Disney doesn't hurt ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Once again it's been a week without me blogging. I think about it most days, but for  some reason I just don't sit down and do it. I had a pretty good weekend, my husband had duty both days until 3:30pm but it actually goes by pretty fast. Bug watched Peter Pan (with me of course) on Saturday for the first time, it's one of my favorites so it was fun to watch her interact with it! I also skyped with my dad last night for 3 hours, it was nice just "hanging out", because that's pretty much what we were doing. I miss my family a lot and I can't wait to see them when we go home and visit in June! We're also going to Idaho in June for Bailey to meet her Great Grandparents, Great Aunts, Great Uncles, and second cousins. Wahoo! Our family will be here in just shy of 2 weeks and then we're headed to Disneyland... We're definitely getting pretty excited and I feel so blessed that we're able to go. I also caught up with an old friend on Skype IMing, she's a sweet girl and it had been a little while since we had talked... Hopefully we can keep in touch a little better.  Here's a picture of Bug today, she looks so much like her dad... but a cute little girl version! Hehe :)
She's 5 months old now (as of the 5th) so I'll post some pictures I took so far this month tomorrow.. :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lazy Sunday...

Today I didn't do a whole lot. Bug and I watched the Disney Channel (she loves anything on TV) and we played, which consists mainly of her doing "squats" because she just learned how, and blowing bubbles! We skyped with Grandma & Grandpa for a while, catching up as we do most days... Buggy's pretty entertaining! When dad got home from watch he played with the Bug while I finally got to finish some cleaning and laundry, wahoo! I was pretty behind on laundry... usually am because I tend to wash it, fold it and then leave it sitting on the kitchen table haha! Here's a picture of Bug when she finally took a nap (she wouldn't fall asleep in her crib), I think she had a tummy ache or something because she was pretty fussy today and would only sleep in the living room with me :)
And also, I'm a day early, but I want to make sure I blog it while I'm thinking about it because I've been pretty bad at updating this thing... Her birthday's tomorrow but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY 22nd KATIE! You're one of my best friends and I think you're an amazing mom to your sweet little girl. I'm so glad we're both in California at the same time - wahoo! Anyway, our dad's were friends since ages 15 and 18, and now we're friends, so we think it's pretty special :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Way overdue...

So since I started this picture challenge (and kind of failed miserably) I thought I should finish it... lol! And, Bug can now blow raspberries... she holds her feet all of the time and loves eating baby food! She's growing up so fast - we took her to SeaWorld on March 24 and she did great all day, and loved all of the shows! My mom-in-law and brothers/sisters-in-law are coming down to visit fro a week and we're going to Disneyland 4/26-4/28 and we're super excited! If I think of anything else I'll add it later - once again going to try to update this thing more often :) thanks for reading!!
13. A picture of your favorite band or artist: The Beatles.
14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without: My husband AJ.
15. A picture of something you want to do before you die: We want to go on a cruise - bad!
16. A picture of someone who inspires you: My mom.
17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently: My daughter Bailey.
18. A picture of your biggest insecurity: Extra weight after having Bug.
19. A picture of you when you were little.
20. A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel: Costa Rica - my family's from there.
21. A picture of something you wish you could forget: It's blank, I couldn't think of something.
22. A picture of something you wish you were better at: Patience, patience, patience!
23. A picture of your favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird is one of them.
24. A picture of something you wish you could change: I wish we could live back home.
25. A picture of your day: Buggy this morning :)

26. A picture of something that means a lot to you: that's a majority of my family...
27. A picture of yourself and a family member: My late Grandma Bee, brother and me.
28. A picture of something you're afraid of: Sharks!
29. A picture that can always make you smile: Any picture of "little Aj".
30. A picture of someone you miss: My Grandma Shirley, she has Alzheimer's and I rarely see her any more :(