Saturday, January 23, 2010

$30 Challenge!

So, we sat down the other night to figure out our budget. DH asked me, how much would I need on an average week for my household budget (personal care items, cleaning, food, etc.), and I said, well, on average here lately, I've been spending between $30 and $40 a week. So we decided that for a while at least that my weekly budget is $30. I'm going to keep track of my progress on my other blog ( I'll post my shopping trips, menus, recipes, and everything else I do to stay within that budget. We also bought me a book tonight, that I'm going to post things that I learn from. We bought The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half by Stephanie Nelson (The Coupon Mom). We also ordered my very own shopping cart so that I can start taking public transportation more for my shopping trips, and I can walk to the stores within walking distance (within a mile from the house). I can't wait to see where this takes us!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Cool contest I found to win free groceries for a year

"Even if you don't want to enter, please click so I get an extra entry!!!"
Hey, I just entered this contest on to win free groceries for a year. All you have to do is put in your email address.

Even if you don’t enter, please click the link to help me win. (I get an extra entry for telling you.) Thanks!

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Experience.... Home Haircutting!!!

Ok, so Grant decided his hair was too long...

So I began cutting... We decided rather than trying something hard, I'd just do finger length.

Here's the back 1/2 done

All Done!

Crazy man Grant!!! :) Looks good!

Why did you cut all of Pa's fur off, Ma??? Is this what is gonna happen to us if we aren't good???

Lots and lots of hair!

Then he trimmed his beard up... Looks really good!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's snowing again...

Right now it is 12* with a wind chill of -5*

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


The icicles around the bathroom window

:) Still have to dry laundry somehow, even if it is below freezing outside!

This is the garden :)

Pretty in the snow!

This one is sideways, cause I couldn't get it to turn, but it's pretty nonetheless. It's one of my windchimes.

Pictures courtesy of my wonderful husband who went outside this morning to take pictures for me! We're supposed to get more snow tonight!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ok, the computer decided to let me post pictures today.

These are during the snow, at about 1 in the morning...
These are the next morning :) So pretty!

With this snow we got about 4 inches, on top of what hadn't melted yet.
This is sideways, but this is an icicle that is growing outside our bathroom window.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well, I was going to post pictures of the snow tonight, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'll try again tomorrow. We have the computer back now. :)