Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Frugality and a great deal at Babies R Us!

Lately I have been cleaning out the house, getting rid of stuff we no longer need or use. So far, I have made $75.00 in one week from selling stuff on Craigslist! (-:

Also, "Babies R Us" has a great deal going on...between January 29th and Feb 20th you can trade in any old, used car seat, travel system, play yard, crib, stroller, high chair, bassinet or toddler bed (any brands!!) and get an automatic 25% off of a new item from a participating brand (Babi Italia, Baby Cache, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter's, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Even Flo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tikes, Safety 1st, Sorelle & Step 2). The trade-in item and the item you purchase can be from different, I have an old car seat and an old play yard that I can trade in, so I can get two 25% off coupons and use them to buy say....a high chair and a stroller. Of course, the stroller I want (Peg Perego) is not included in the participating brands. )-: But hey, I will find something!!! I have a small basinet/play yard for upstairs, maybe I will get a larger one for downstairs!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meet Nestle!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Need a name!!!

Ok, so I am a huge animal lover & a sucker for a cute puppy from the pound, what can I say? She is part Sharpei & perhaps part German Shephers & for now her name from the pound is "Jelly", I kinda like it....but, anyone have other suggestions?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Infant Car Seat....Check!

New curtains for Savannah's room!

They are having a great sale at the fabric store, so I bought some nice fabric for curtains & pillows to go in Savannah's room. Here is the valance....nothing fancy but it looks good! These pictures are from my cell phone, so please forgive their crappiness!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's a girl!

A perfect 9 ounce baby girl! Everything looked wonderful on the U/S! We are sooooo relieved!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Being that we are old and I am pregnant, we were in bed asleep by 11pm or so last night. Even my almost 60 year old father-in-law stayed up past midnight, because he called us at 12:13am to wish us a Happy New Year...I fumbled for the phone, dead asleep!
I know New Years Resolutions are over-rated and I never follow through entirely, but I have a few for this year anyways. I think they are pregnancy related mostly....

1. To declutter and simplify the house.
ie: get rid of all the excess crap that we do not need or use. Clothes, toys, furniture, crap in the garage etc.

2. To be a better spender, be more frugal!
ie: at the grocery store, cut back on the McD's runs, the Starbucks runs etc. Figure out ways to save money around here....turning off lights that aren't being used etc.

3. To save more money and spend less!
ie: So we will have more $$ to live on when I go on maternity leave. I am also not going to use anymore vacation days at work between now & June and I REALLY am going to pick up extra shifts to make even more money!!

4. To be more prepared in the kitchen...
ie: plan out all the meals ahead of time & make extras to freeze for later. Thus, eating out less!

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