Thursday, December 30, 2010

Couponing ..(to the extreme)

I'll have to say I've done pretty good a couponing, or so I thought,but then I saw Extreme Couponing.  It was on TLClast night..I had the DVR set for weeks and was pretty excited to watch this....and then I watched it....I cant really explain how I felt: shocked  because I had no idea that it could be that extreme;confused  how the hell do they figure all this out? where do they find the time? double couponing?stacking? in store coupon,manufacters coupon? It made my head hurt
    Then I was thinking ,aren't these people being a tad greedy....I mean who the hell needs enough deodarant to last you for 150 yrs? Toilet paper for 40 yrs? and doesn't some of this food go bad? Isn't it a waste to by things simply because you can get it for free. I just imagine some of these people in their little kid state of mind screaming "MINE,MINE,MINE!!!"  Now I completly understand stocking up for a year.  As a matter of fact I remember one year for Christmas I recieved almost a years worth of toilet paper and paper towels...As a mother of three this was awesome and believe me it came in handy...but  hearin lies the problem of stocking: vermin and bugs....If you are not extremly vigilant in keeping things clean and tidy YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS!!!   It is just fact.  When you have children it is good to stock up on things you use all the time....and it isnt really saving money if you continously buy things that you dont need.
   I admire these people for being so clever and moneywise, but there is a fine line  between being frugal and just plain crazy..I like to think that if I did this I would make gift baskets for people I knew had fallen on hard times or maybe to our local food bank...and I noticed that only one of these people mentioned donating to local charities/food bank....and that is saying a lot....
     I think I am going to see how extreme I can get with coupons by buying only the things I NEED!!..and if I get an over flow just pass it along to others who could use it... Are you coupon crazy or do you never bother with them??

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Exploding head

Sitting on the couch is not my favorite thing, so when I woke up and the whole right side of my face felt like it was ready to explode...I got a sinking feeling. but, being the trooper that I am I decided I was going to push forth andgo on with wht I planned to do.The list was long but I wasnt worried that it wouldnt get done....well I should have been....I tossed the kids a pop-tart and half an apple( the apple just made me feel a little better about my half assed effort towards breakfast).  I started in on the  long and daunting list I had written out last night..(huh if only I knew..)..#1 on the list sweep/mop the living/dining/&kitchen floors..and this is how the day went.
Got the floors done....and absolutely nothing else....I have been back and forth between the kitchen to the living room...strickly to get food/drinks for the kids. But while my butt has been glued  to the couch sitting by a vaporizer I saw a pretty cool commercial any mom would appreciate....and the amazing product is.....callled the GyroBowl.....seriously...go to  and check it out....My kids are some of the messiest out there...Now with Amaya all of it is not her fault....I am sure the autism comes into play a little, plus they are used to good ole' mom  right behind them sweeping and mopping...Anyway this incredible bowl does NOT spill....or at least that is the claim. Now I am sure if my daughter got her hands on this "fantastic" bowl ..IT   WOULD  SPILL PEOPLE!!  she would find a way...I think I might have to order it  just to check it out.
   So back to the list I made, which included going through the kids' toys and getting rid of the overflow(Christmas excess anyone?)  and the one thing that really should have been done...Clean the bathroom...I mean it is getting to the point of gross...and usually I am so anal (no pun intended) about the bathroom being super clean...we are going on week 2 of absolutly no cleaning in there and I am begining to wonder if anyone notices besides me....
 So to sum up the day..the only word I can use to describe it is Lazy......Here is to better days without exploding heads....   And here is a picture of the Master Mess Maker!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The First

So this will be my first post...actually this is kinda scary to let people in my life...but actually pretty liberating also....Not sure what all my post are going to contain.. I will have to warn you there may be some language that you wont approve of occasionally ...But I promise ..I will keep that to a minimum....

We are coming up on a new year and I  was wondering what everyones New Years resolution is going to be.  I used to not do these at all...LAME...right?  No, not really cause it gives you a chance to improve yourself or achieve a seemingly out of reach goal..  So what I do so I can say I accomplished my resolution, I make 3 or 4...yeah I cheat just a little but this way I can feel like I have accomplished at least one thing.....So here is my list so far.....1. Make Mark ( my loving husband)  breakfast every morning for at least 3 months. Now to some you might be thinking....What's the big deal with that?.....believe me it's a huge deal...considering my husband skips breakfast just so he can sleep in an extra 20 min....BAD  2...Continue on the healthy eating path by not eating out more than once a month...and for those of you who dont have kids this is the MOTHER of all task...wish me luck on this cause I'm not real sure how this will work.. Now the last 2 resolutions are evading me...but as soon as I come up with my last 2 I'll be sure to post.
     Now this is a new blog so I am sure it will go through many evolutions...I hopw you will join me on my new venture...and just FYI I used to make fun of people that blogged  hardcore and now look what has become of me!  I would like to thank everyone in advance for reading