We usually get some nice weather in October...but this day is exceptional! The water has a little chill...but not uncomfortablly so. Sun and sand memories to help make it through the winter.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
I think my favorite store in the world is Staples. (Harris Teeter is a close second.) So, for our tax free school supply shopping I went to town! I got all the stuff pictured plus a 20 pack of toilet paper and a backpack for less than $97! (the phone dock/clock was 30 something by itself!) There were a few things not tax free, but still good deals. Combined with a few deals I picked up earlier this summer, we should be set for school supplies plus paper crafting for the daycare for a nice long while.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I was mowing the grass and getting ready to take a swim in our pool when I got a call from Mr. S. He was missing a part he needed to finish up a house and asked me to run it over to him. I figured I should make the most out of a trip across the bridge, and gathered up the kids and the beach bag. The water is a little chilly but very clear. Enjoy the view from my beach umbrella!
Monday, July 22, 2013
I get a ton of hand me down clothes for the youngest girl. (Totally awesome, by the way.) The bad part is that we get them at random times, not necessarily coordinating with what size baby girl needs. Also, we have decent closets...but not enough to hold all these things. They had been piling up in our classroom/spare room. Then got shuffled to the dining room and finally to my room in random stages of sorting size and season. Today, I finally made it through them all and got them into bins in the attic! I am so happy I can see my bedroom floor again...and I should be able to find the clothes when we need them. What a relief! Not pictured are the 5 bags of things that were too small or not our taste. We pass them to another girl when we are done. So blessed!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I recently had a friend ask me to check out a geocache he had placed. My family and I have been funloving geocachers for a number of years. Since 2006, I believe. Of course I said SURE! We headed out after a pool party and found it without too much trouble.
I went online to log the find, and realized we had not found a cache since 2011!!! I knew we had felt pushed for free time, but wow!
The good news? There are tons of fun new caches hidden in our area. We are going to have to hit the trails soon!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I wanted to make some changes to the daycare bathroom, and I thought I might paint the room dark blue. I changed my mind about painting when I found this cute owl shower curtain on clearance at Target that coordinated with my already yellow walls!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
So...overall I think I did pretty good overall. For a family of 4, plus the childcare food, I spent approximately $450 on grocery store food & I still have a pretty full pantry. We will see how it compares to the future spending.
I am not going to give myself a challenge for February spending, but I am going to use some time to evaluate and itemize what kind of food we are spending on, to see where it all goes!
The Resolution has been easier to maintain...but a new page on the calendar means I need to get busy planning again!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
SHHHH...I'm still not telling him :)
Monday, January 14, 2013
I have planned out a little less than two weeks from today...and to make it extra adventurous, I am adding a challenge to myself. I want to try to make it through the rest of the month without doing major grocery shopping. I will have to buy milk (we use vast quantities that I do not have room for in the fridge) and fresh fruit/veggies at least twice before then, but I have given myself a $60 limit (sounds better than the word budget!) for the rest of the month. (I almost think I am beginning to sound like my friend Amy!)