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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Shoe Shopping

It's that time of year again...time for sandals and other fun summery shoes! We love shopping at for sandals, because they have the best deals I've found for Keens and other brands we love like Merrell, Stride Rite, and New Balance.  We made a trip to the local shoe store to get some sale sandals for Violet (last season's models, crazy bright colors that don't appeal to most people = perfect for us!) and I was drooling over some new sandals for me. I might even splurge on a refresh to my favorite sandals, Naots, now that I see I can get them on Shoebuy! To get the best deal right now, go through my text link above, then when you check out, enter coupon code SPRING20 at checkout, and if you haven't already, create an account with them. It's been a while since I created my account, but when I did, I saved an additional 10% off my order, and an extra 10% on orders placed within 60 days of another order.

I love getting an assortment of cute, discounted, quality sandals delivered to my door and trying them all on in the comfort of my home and returning the ones that don't work!

(I really need to remember to take photos and download them before I decide to blog, eh? Sorry for the lack of graphics!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coupon Bliss

I am in the middle of a long-overdue coupon clipping and sorting session, which will be followed by a massive shopping trip or two. I'll be hitting Target, where I save 5% every day with their credit card, and I have an extra 5% off I earned with their Pharmacy Rewards program. Add the ability to stack a Target coupon with a manufacturer's coupon and I'll save a lot of money as I replenish our supplies of pantry staples, personal hygiene products, and more. I was especially excited to see a coupon for Eggo waffles, a family favorite.

I'm also printing coupons from the banner at the top of my website. They have Pampers coupons that are much better than the ones that were in Sunday's P&G brandsaver. Right now you can print out a coupon for $1.50 a single package of Cruisers or Baby Dry diapers and 75 cents off wipes. Compare that to $1 off two packages or one box and $0.50 off wipes from the P&G insert. I love to take $0.75 coupons to my local grocery stores that double coupons and save $1.50 total. I can't wait for hubby to get home so I can finish my couponing and get ready to go on a kid-free (or at least toddler-free) shopping trip. I save so much more money without a little one with me!

This week is extra-fun because of all the coupons for chocolate I printed off of Target's website. The ones I just checked are good past Easter, so I know where I'll be Monday morning! Post-Easter sales are also when I indulge my obsession with Cadbury Creme Eggs. Mmmmm....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Woot Woot...and Shoes!

I love my deal-a-day sites like Woot: One Day, One Deal.. They've expanded their offerings to include subcategories, including my personal favorite, Kids.Woot: One Day, You'll Understand.

For a wider selection of items to choose from, these days I'm turning to my favorite online shoe source as we think about sandals for the kids and extra extra wide sneakers for my husband. We've gotten Keens there in the past, because their coupon codes don't exclude them like some other sites do. Shipping to you is free and return shipping for items that don't fit or just don't work for you is free as well. Here's a coupon code for you, and as always, I really appreciate it if you buy through my link! $5 off any order of $50 or more at plus Free Shipping! Simply enter 'BUY5' at checkout to redeem.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What a stitch!

Some of those annoying stitches finally came out yesterday. That figures, right before my second post-op visit when the doc can remove them, right? WRONG. Thank goodness those three came out, because the doctor said he couldn't do anything about the ones that are remaining. I have to wait for them to dissolve on their own. Bah.

The good news is that I can breathe much better now! The doc vacuumed the last of the packing and some scabs and other yuck out of my nose. I no longer feel like I'm trying to breathe through a straw, and things should continue to improve over the next few weeks. Yay!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Is that a monster nose hair or did you just have a septoplasty??

Two and a half weeks post-op, I still have "dissolvable" stitches in my left nostril. They are far less annoying than the huge plastic splints that were in my nose for the first week, but I've been looking forward to them dissolving since the splints were removed.

At best, the stitches are pokey with a light glazing of nose crud. At worst, they anchor massive amounts of dried crud to the sensitive, still-healing skin inside my nose. Have you ever hand-dipped wax candles? The layers of wax build up to make something larger. That's what these stitches remind me of.

To make matters worse, perhaps they've loosened a bit, because I don't remember them being quite this low. I'm tempted to take scissors and snip the ends...they are that accessible. I'll be having my second post-op checkup soon and cannot wait to have the rest of the surgery leftovers removed from my nose.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crib Bedding Steal!

I don't need any crib bedding, but if you or someone you know does, check out this amazing deal on a 4-piece set. Avon has a pink set and a yellow set from Tiny Tillia on clearance for only $35! I love versatile dot and stripe pieces like the crib sheet and skirt in this set.

You can buy this from my wonderful Avon lady through this link:  At this price, there's no telling how long it will last!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hello out there!

Hi! It's been a long time, but I'm determined to get back on the blogging wagon. There are so many things that have happened lately where I've been googling to find others' experiences, and I want to get back to my original goal of writing blog posts that I would have appreciated finding when I was looking for information on something, plus some cute and fun stuff too.

Violet just turned five, and Gator will be three soon. My babies are getting further and further from the "baby" stage every day.

I've been crocheting a lot lately and finding it a great source of stress relief. Stress was high recently as I prepared to have surgery and get everything in order before I was taken out of commission, including throwing a birthday party at our house days before surgery. I scoured the 'net for information on recovery from a septoplasty and I'll add some of my own to that. I'm finally starting to feel more normal. Nose surgery is not easy when you have kids that keep bringing colds home! I love them, but they are little germ incubators.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I love Woot. I really do. Regular woot, kids.woot, and more. Kids.Woot keeps posting these great deals on Melissa & Doug items, and I love their stuff.

If you've never done a woot-off before, items are listed until they are gone and a new one goes up. If you take too long, it's gone.

Oh, and hello, blog world. I've neglected this so and I'd love to get back to sharing deals, crafty stuff, and more.