The 411

This is my random life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There is no real purpose other then to share. So glad to have you on board for the ride, got your seat belt on??!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

14 weeks and counting....good idea???


We are 14 weeks pregnant expecting our 3rd kiddo! Yes the rumors are true? What, no one was talking about me? Bummer! hehehehe!

Anyway, the first trimester was the trimester from (I wont even try to sugar coat it) hell! I was tired all day and night, crabby, and even a little depressed! Oh the joys of pregnancy!

Really The Warden and I are super excited and thrilled to be adding to our family. We had long ago decided that we wanted 3 children, so this will be our grand finale. We will find out the gender next month!

Now, to only narrow down a good cloth diaper...suggestions? I will post a breakdown of what I am thinking about soon. Wow, I'm freaking interesting these days!!!

Free2bMommy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Angry Bird Halloween!





Happy Halloween!! I made both costumes. I did have instructions for the jelly fish, but not the Angry Bird. Both were a hit while trick or treating this year!

--My Angry Bird and blue jellyfish!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ever put down a book and not be able to find it?


I started to read Dean Koontz Relentless and got up to pick up a bit before bed. Now I comeback to the bed and start to get cozy again only to find that I have no idea where I put the book down at! Grrrr!!! How does a book get up and walk away?! Now how can a frustrated me, get to sleep???!!!

No direction, no motivation for blogging.


Blogging has taken such a backseat to my life lately (because my life is rock star quality..haha!) I have very much become of the idea that if you are enjoying your life so much, why are you online? This also applies to people who constantly post on Facebook about new things they just bought, how expensive something was, or how wonderful their party life is. Dude, just live it already.

NOT at all saying that bloggers have no life. I personally, just have started to value my time even more so that I feel moments spent on the computer putting a post together or editing photos, is time away from my 2 and 9 year old's...not to mention my amazing family and friends.

I have deperately looked to find ways to share in smaller less editing ways. Which is why my posts get smaller and smaller. I still love blogging, but am trying to make it even less invasive and more about really sharing.----yes, I know im having a moment here.

--Dee

Friday, July 22, 2011

Devine dishes...I am going to take on!

Not my photo! I wish! This is the photo from the Cookies and Cups blog that I adore! I would love to see if my picks come out as yummy!

Recipe: Icebox Peach Pie
Summary: A simple, elegant, and delicious icebox peach pie.

Ingredients

* 2 graham cracker pie crusts
* 1 8-ounce frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 1 14-ounce sweetened condensed milk
* 2 28-ounce sliced peaches, drained

Instructions

1. Stir together whipped topping, condensed milk, and peaches.
2. Divide between two pie crusts.
3. Freeze for at least 8 hours.
4. Remove from freezer about 3 minutes before ready to serve.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 0 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12

I will let you know how it turns out soon! Thanks to Cookies and Cups blog for the recipe and the amazing inspiration!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Extreme Couponers are not real....


So, as I am sure you all have seen the TLC show Extreme Couponers....no? I use to use coupons from time to time, but have picked up more within the last few months. Was it because of the show? No. I had not seen it until a couple of weeks ago. I hate going to the store and having cashiers say something like "oh youve been watching that show" No, loser, I am not an idiot sheep that does stuff because I see it on TV. Urgh! Ok---rant done...sort of. I coupon because it just makes sense. I love staying home with my kids, and if couponing helps...I am all for it.

So what about the normal couponer??

Okay, so we can get a few items free if the coupon world happens to align correctly with the weekly ads or clearance items. Doubling coupons in Houston??? Not so much...

Not too fair for us big city folks...Kroger recently revamped their policy stating they no longer would be doubling or tripling coupons anymore in the greater Houston area. This is old news to Houston area avid couponers, but non the less, its whats going on. There is also most often a limit the stores allow you to purchase per transaction as well...."limit 4" for example. Not sure how in the heck the Extreme Couponers get around this...

Randall's doubles coupons...but their prices are high to begin with!! Where is the savings in that? Please...we are not stupid and can add.

Some stalker coupon obsessed hoarder is wiping out my local CVS every freaking Sunday!! By the time the regular couponers show up on Monday morning...there is nothing left. :(

So in conclusion...most people are not able to buy thousands of dollars worth of product for $5 due to smart restrictions and rules from the grocery stores and manufacturers issuing the coupons.

Please TLC!!! Stop this madness so we can all get back to our "normal" couponing lives!

Sooooo what are your thoughts???