Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Everywhere I go, I see Coach boots! The Sashas were at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday night, and there were three college girls in front of us in line. All three had Coach rain boots- and each girl had a different pair. So cute!
But last night I was at Target and I found the cutest substitute boots for only $25! They are absolutely precious and when I went online to find them to show you, it turns out they have a ton of different styles! Seriously, all girls need a pair of kicky rain boots.
When I showed them to Mr. Sasha when I got home, he was really proud of me that I made a good decision to get the budget-friendly boots rather than the luxury boots.
Getcha some. Target has free shipping on $50 right now. (But don't forget to go through ebates! Referral link on the left.)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The other day I was at the liquor store getting Mr. Sasha some Sailor Jerry, and I went down the beer aisle to pick up some Lindemans Framboise (of course!). I glanced around and saw a six pack of the cutest little drinks I had ever seen- they were a party waiting to happen!
And you know me, I of course picked them up. I have no clue how to pronounce it, and the website it all in Belgium, but they are damn tasty. It's described on the can as Belgian White Beer with Raspberries. I love all things raspberry you know!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Yeah, we sent recalled PB crackers. P said "Mom, you sent me with poison crackers."
In my defense, I did check the list of recalled products, but I admit I was mostly making sure Reese's Peanut Butter Cups weren't on there.
On another note, WC and I had a nice evening that involved Chic-Fil-A and Dora. Although I did end up falling asleep on the floor next to her bed, she went to bed pretty easily and didn't seem too upset that Dad wasn't there. Maybe that was the turning point.....
Friday, January 23, 2009
Don't ask- I S-to-G the auction said "English" but it took me 2 hours to figure out which Mandarin options to choose to change it to English. Totally freaked my parents out when The Politician asked to watch it once while we were out of town. It takes so long so select English I actually lied to P and said the DVDs didn't work anymore.
And there's another longer part of the story that involved a Paypal claim asking for 2/5 of my money back. But that ended OK, except the DVDs are still in Mandarin.
And I'm so excited!
Tonight Mr. Sasha is taking The Politician to see a dinosaur show, and so The Wild Child and I will have a nice evening at home and hopefully have some good quality time together.
I haven't said a lot about this on the blog, but WC has been having major issues with bedtime for the last 3 months due to her Sensory Processing Disorder. She has also being going through a "Daddy Only" phase at the same time, and those two things together have made for a stressful time at the Sasha house.
Our OT thought maybe WC was picking up on my anxiety about the situation, but although I feel a lot better since I went up on my anxiety meds, it hasn't changed WC's feelings about letting me comfort her.
So we'll see how tonight goes and maybe tonight will break the cycle and I can help her get to sleep without Mr. Sasha being there.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
My Sunday school class is going to be starting the Fireproof Your Marriage study late next month and I am so excited! I have read so many good things about it.
And yes, you do remember right. I do have The Love Dare, which of course I haven't managed to keep up with. I still plan to do that later, you know!
But this, I will do now. I'll be accountable since this will be our weekly Sunday school class.
Local folk, we plan to start the study by showing the movie on which the study is based (Kirk Cameron stars, ladies!) at our church's parent's night out on Feb 20. The church offers childcare and we'll be showing the movie upstairs.
We'll then begin the study that Sunday in our 9:40 class. The study goes for six weeks, and we hope that some new people join our class for this study!
Let me know if I can answer any questions about our class!
Yesterday, Mr. Sasha had to do the Walk of Shame. The one that tells the world "We forgot to have extra clothes for WC at school. We are sucky parents who can't get organized enough to bring spare clothes to put in her cubby."
Poor WC spilled her milk in her lap at breakfast, and had to wear these for the rest of the day.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A friend of mine let us know a few weeks ago that she was going to start a 10 week bible study using Beth Moore's study on Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman.
I have to be honest and say that at first I didn't even consider joining in. Honestly, life is pretty stressful and crazy right now as we continue down this path helping WC with her SPD issues. I just couldn't imagine committing myself to anything else.
But a few weeks ago, my pastor said something that spoke to me. I can't remember exactly, but it was something like "Make time for God and you'll find you have more time to give."
So I signed up. It's time to make more time for God.
Last night was our first meeting and I'm pretty excited about it. I've never done a Beth Moore study but she's pretty dynamic and I couldn't look away from the screen while she was talking.
I think this study will be just what I need right now.
Has anyone else done this study, or another Beth Moore study? What was your experience?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller
Absolutely a fabulous book. She works daily with children with these issues and really understands. Definitely needed if you child has SPD/SID.
Last week my fabulous friend Elaine emailed me about a new product she got in her stocking that she loves that is pretty much a low cost alternative to the Fresh Sugar. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Cream which retails for $7.50 at Bath & Body Works. What a better price! And right now they have a Buy 2 Get 1 Free special going on, so you can get 3 for $15!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I always buy tennis shoes for the kids from Joe's New Balance Outlet. I usually watch for a free shipping weekend and stop up on shoes that are less than $20- I've gotten some as low as $9 and I usually try to pay around $18. I've found New Balance shoes to be high quality- the kids outgrow them before they are worn out.
So..... this is a free shipping weekend! Hope you can find some good deals in sizes for you family!
For a few months I've been acting like I haven't gained any weight and have been squeezing myself into the same pair of jeans that just barely fit. Quite a few pair have been scooted to the back of the closet and are getting dusty. Sadness.
And then a few weeks I did it- I opened The Rubbermaid Tote of Too Big Clothes. And I took out a few pair of jeans. And they fit. Shit. But they weren't very stylish since they are a few years old.
So I finally admitted to myself that it's time to buy some jeans in the size I actually need right now. And since I don't plan on being at this weight for very long, I don't want to spend a lot.
So I went to Wally World and tried on the famous jeans I blogged about in the past. Only I don't like them on me right now. Don't like them at all anymore- even in the correct size.
So I kept looking and found some even better jeans. I can't find a picture online, but girls, these jeans are fabulous.
Riders Boot Cut Mid-Rise in Dark Vintage. Style # 130706S for $16.92.
Now, I got the medium length and for some reason this is fine with flats, so you may want to go the tall route if you are taller than 5'2".
Hopefully I'll be back in the dusty jeans soon. And hopefully they'll still be in style.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Well, I'd swear today is Wednesday. I've had lots of annoying shit like taxes and important phone calls to take care of today.
- Quarterly estimated IRS taxes are due today
- Quarterly payroll taxes for Mr. Sasha's biz are due today
- WC broke her super-special super-expensive headphones ($140) we use for OT yesterday, so that was about 4 phone calls in itself to figure out what to do about that (borrow a set from our OT while we send ours off to be repaired for the bargain price of $60)
- Call to make a hair appt
- Call to schedule my yearly dr appt
- Call to let Wags know not to restock my script, promise I'll be in today
- Get financial stuff ready for PTO meeting tonight
Why do I hate making phone calls so much? I tried to start each conversation very upbeat and friendly, so as to hopefully set the tone for a successful phone call. I have taken care of all but #4 with good results.
I'm ready for Suds it Up Saturday and some beer.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sat 2/14: Red Bank, New Jersey (Count Basie Theatre)
Sun 2/15: Morristown , New Jersey (Community Theatre)
Mon 2/16: Englewood , New Jersey ( Bergen PAC)
Sat 3/7: Fort Worth , Texas (Bass Performance Hall)
Most tickets are $20 - $30, and can be bought online at each theater’s website.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
So when I saw your new offering at Target on Sunday, I was sure I could come home and find reference to them on your website. There was no doubt in my mind. There was no way you'd do it again.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Right now lots of Fitness DVDs are on sale at Amazon- up to 57% off- and of course, shipping is always free if you spend over $25. My friend Amanda and I both placed an order this week and were shocked at how fast our packages came- she ordered late Wednesday afternoon, and got her package Friday!
Here's a few of my favorite workout DVDs:
Minna Lessig is another one of my favorite instructors. I haven't tried this workout but the reviews look good. I have several of her DVDs, but it looks like Amazon doesn't have them available right now.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here's my justification: I don't ever hear anyone saying, "Gee, do you know what I'm craving? Coconut!" Chocolate maybe, but never coconut. Coconut is yucky and gets stuck in your teeth.
Let's just leave it off....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Lean Cuisine, right now you've got your meals organized into neat little categories like Spa Cuisine, Casual Eating, and Dinnertime Selects- which I think was a fabulous idea.
I also ran into a little issue with the Chicken Club Panini yesterday. I was trying to pick out the tomatoes, but kept accidentally picking off the bacon- unacceptable! I love bacon!
On of my favorite bloggers, Another Online Mom, is doing a fun feature this month that is right up my cheap-ass alley. Her series "New Beautiful Frugal You" has been full of great drugstore finds and inexpensive products and beauty tips.
I emailed her about one of my favorite eye makeup remover, and she featured my tip today!
Go check it out and leave her a comment to tell her I sent you!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Surely you do.
They offer rebates on items your purchase to care for a loved one- and Huggies Diapers, GoodNights, Little Swimmers, Overnights, and Pull-Ups are included! The rebate is $1 per package purchased, but the giant boxes don't count.
Last year in January I spent about an hour and gathered up my 2007 receipts and got over $50 back. I plan on doing the same for 2008! Easy money- you can spend it at Sephora!
The deadline for submitting is Jan 31, 2009.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Amazon has all the seasons of Sex and the City for $8.99- no tax, no shipping if you spend $25.
These would make great birthday gifts for your girlfriends... or your mom if she's like mine and has a girl-crush on Kim Cattrell.