Monday, December 21, 2009

Kitchen Remodel-backsplash

Ok so I know it has been a year since we started remodeling the kitchen and finally, over the weekens, we put up back splash. We have been talking about it for about a year now on what we wanted to do and we finally decided and did it on Saturday. Please forgive the mess in the kitchen that we left when we started the backsplash, we were just ready to get started and get done!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Brian

So yesterday was Brian's Birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUGH DOUGH! For Brian's Birthday I did something very special, for a Tar Heel fan anyway! I bought Brian Coach Williams book Hard Work and had it autographed by Roy Williams himself! Landon enjoyed helping me while we were at the book store waiting for our turn to get in line for the autograph. He was even a trooper and stood beside Coach Williams and let me take his picture, although in the picture he looks like he doesn't want to be there! Landon had a great time and I think he enjoyed the experience, I know I did. I just hate that Brian had to work and couldn't make it to the autograph session but I am making it up to him and taking him to another autograph session on Friday!

Price of Coach Williams Book: $25
Price of Autograph: $0
Price of the look on Brian's Face when he got his present: PRICELE$$

Monday, November 9, 2009

Week with Daddy

Brian took a week off from work to possibly work at the NC State Fair like he did last year but it didn't work out so instead he did stuff around the house, ran errands and spent some quality time with Landon! Here are some pictures from some of the places they "hung out". As you can see the train station was just as big of a hit as the park was! The park in the pictures is a new park in Cary off of Walnut Street. It has 2 different play areas, the one where Landon is playing which is what I would consider for older kids and there is an area for younger kids that has a slide, balance beams/steps and a sand box. There are also swings and there is even a walking trail around the area with a huge open field to play on.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Green Acres

OK, I know it has been a while since I have blogged. Please forgive me!

On Saturday we (Brian, Landon and I and Maw Maw) went to a place in Cary called Green Acres. It is known for its corn maze. When you first went in to the gate, there was a huge pile of sand with sand toys and Landon was immediately drawn to it. That is all he wanted to do. We finally talked him into venturing away from there and seeing what else they had to do.

They had a fake cow that you could milk, well actually you were supposed to have a contest to see who could milk the cow the fastest but we didn't do it as a race, just let Landon "milk" the cow. He thought it was pretty neat.

There was also big rolls of hay that they had stacked up for the kids to climb on and a long tunnel running through it for the kids to crawl through. Landon though that was great being able to be up so high climbing!

They also had a rope maze for the little kids to wonder through as well as a maze made of hay blocks. Landon just like jumping on and off of the hay blocks instead of going through the maze.

For the corn maze, you give the guy at the white house your tickets and he gives you a flag to carry through the maze. He said if you get lost, raise your flag and the guy on the tower will help you. He also handed us a piece of paper with 10 blocks on it and said tere are 10 stations in the maze, when you get to each station, punch your sheet. We went in the maze, Landon carrying the flag, and we let Landon guide us through. Well somehow we went from station 1 to station 5 and then found 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Abviously we miss a turn somewhere to get to stations 2-4! We had fun doing it anyway!

We also did the hay ride around the farm and let Landon play in the sand some more. On the way out we got a pumpkin, which is what Landon really wanted!

I almost forgot to mention there was even a fire truck on display and the firemen were giving out fireman hats!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Harris Teeter Triple Coupons Again

OK, so I did go to a different Harris Teeter last night to see if I could get some things I couldn't the night before and found a few other things to grab.
My total before VIC and Coupon Savings: $ 18.69
My VIC savings: $ 1.35
My Coupon savings: $ 14.53
My total out of pocket: $ 2.81
I got:
~Kraft BBQ Sauce: $1.69: had a .75 coupon so it was FREE
~Wishbone Salad Spritzer: on sale 2/$4: had a .75 coupon so it was FREE
~French's Mustard 20oz: $2.65: had a .50 coupon so it was $1.15
~2 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice: 1.99 each: had a .75/2 coupon making it $1.73 for 2 but I also
had a buy one get one free coupon so I got them for FREE
~Suave Kids 2 in 1 shampoo: $2.47: had a .50 coupon so it was .97
~2 Suave invisible solid deodorants: $1.47 each: had a .75/2 coupon so the were about .35 each.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Harris Teeter Triple Coupons

Harris Teeter is running their triple coupons again this week, YAY! I was able to go last night to get a few things and I think I did pretty well.
My total before VIC savings and coupons was $52.11
My total VIC savings was $ 6.64
My total coupon savings was $39.46
My total out of pocket was $ 6.01
Hard to tell what some of the items are:
Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice: 2.25- had a .75 coupon so It was FREE
Mahatma Long Grain Rice: was on sale 2/$4- had a .75 coupon so it was FREE
2 Rhodes Rolls: 2.19 each had 2 .75 coupons so they were FREE
Wishbone Salad Dressing: was on sale 2/$4- had a .75 coupon so it was FREE
2 French's Yellow Mustard: 2.65 each-had a .75 coupon so I got it for .40
had a .50 coupon so I got it 1.15
French's Worcestershire Sauce: 2.39- had a .50 coupon so I got it for .14
Solo Squared Red Plastic Cups: on sale 2/$4- had a .75 coupon so I got it for FREE
2 Welch's Grape Jelly: 2.59- had 2 .75 coupons so I got them for .34
Martha White Corn Meal mix: 1.49- had a .55 coupon so I got it for FREE
Lean Pocket: 1.99- had a .50 coupon so I got it for .49
Grande Tortilla Chips- 2.50- had a .75 coupon so I got it for .25
Cheez-Its: 3.49- had a .75 coupon so I got it for 1.24
Kix Cereal: 2.99- had a .75 coupon so I got it for .74
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix: on sale 1.67- had a .40 coupon so I got it for .47
Maybe I can hit a different HT tonight and try to get a few things I wasn't able to get at the HT closer to the house!
Happy Triple Couponing!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Visiting Family

Chris, Mindy, Hannah and Justus came to NC for a week to visit with Mindy's family as well as our family. Unfortunately Brian, Landon and I were not able to see them as much as we normally would because they were able to go to Emerald Isle and stay for about 5 days and enjoy the water and warm sun. Since we weren't able to spend time with them while they were at the beach, we met them for Dinner on their way through to head back west to go home. We met them at Cracker Barrel and has a wonderful dinner! Wish it could have been more time together but at least we got to have some time with them!