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??!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Extreme Couponers are not real....

So, as I am sure you all have seen the TLC show Extreme 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???

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Random "Urgh" rant...

Frustration is something that is sooooooo unavoidable when dealing with people you love. They do the craziest stuff and make the dumbest decisions and all you can do is sit in the corner with your feelings hurt. Whatever.

Do you have a family member who seems to forget the fact that you have been there for them from day one, and will ALWAYS have their back? No matter who we marry, what kids we have, or what interests we may have, we will always love them....

Please don't take the ones that are really your "crew" for granted. If you do, you will be the only one in the end...lonely.

(Pic has nothing to do with post!! hahaha!!)


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wagon assembly FAIL in the backyard! Joy!

The Warden finally put our wagon together (the kids have had it since x-mas)

We put it together only to find that 2 of the little red caps for the wheels are bent! I guess I will be calling to see if we can get replacements (as I jot it down on my looooong procrastination list)

We (p-bear) actually put the whole freaking thing together and were pulling halfway down the street when the wheel came loose and popped off...nice. Way to kill our happy moment Little Tikes! har har....just kidding...kind of.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pretty little crafter

Just wanted to share a wipes case that I made for myself. A little more tedious with the glue gun then I thought it would be, but I believe that after a couple of times, it gets easier to gauge the glue and fabric/ribbon placement.

I am tempted to buy cases and make more just for fun!