Monday, April 13, 2009

Publix Deals

I am not going to blog each week about what deals I have found at Publix or Kroger but I thought I would give you updates on how I am, it will hold be accountable to keep doing it no matter how much extra time it takes. (not that much really!)

I am in love with Publix's BOGO (buy one get one free). I stock up on items each week and when I have a coupon on top of that...OMG! :) This is what I found today:

$.01 Item was Publix Bleach - you just can't beat it!

BOGO: Cheerios (all the kinds - I got plain ones for me and Frosted ones for Lee)

Kellogg cereals (got Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes - plus I had a $1.00 coupon)

Kashi Chewy Granola Bars

Ruffle Potato Chips

Hunts Can Tomatoes

Muellers Pasta

Chocolate Chip Cookies

BBQ Sauce/Marinade

Arnolds Bread

Sargento Cheese

I got some great produce (bananas, blueberries, asparagus, green leaf lettuce) and some other things that we needed. The great thing about Publix (besides the great customer service and clean store) is that you don't have to buy 2 items to get the BOGO deals. Or you can and just stock up like I normally do. That way, I don't have to buy things every week. I am still loving it and will not go to the store without a coupon now. It is just WAY too easy and darn it...I lvoe saving my family some money! :)

Catch Up and 7 Months

I know...I know...where in the world have I been? (if you have actually missed me!) haha Things have been kinda crazy around here the past couple months and I haven't really wanted to blog. I remember sitting down with 4 of my college friends this summer and asking them if they read my blog. Susan said yeah we all read about your perfect life.....HUH?? First of all, my life is no where near perfect.! My close friend Mary talked about this last week on her blog as well. I usually tend to put the "highlights" of our life...maybe there just hasn't been that many lately. I work on the computer all day so when I get some down time the last thing I want to do is type. BUT I am going to try harder not just for you but for me...I want to record our life...that is why I started this.

So here is my not so perfect life...we are pay check to pay check...spending only what we have....not putting anything on credit cards but paying a credit card cut after pay just doesn't pay the bills anymore. I really don't know how much further we can go in this economy. I just try to do my part and pray....a lot!! I am still working 4 part time jobs plus taking care of Eli. It is hard. HARD! I am trying to keep my head above water most of the time. My dogs drive my crazy most days (but I love them!) sitting on Eli's quilt on the floor...barking at the UPS guy...running around the neighborhood...shaking their collars. Some days it is just too much! But then I watch a Marley and Me and can't imagine my life without them.

But then...I have this life...I am crazy in love with my husband...have a roof over my on the to drive around...the sweetest baby on the planet...A JOB!...great and friends whom I adore and couldn't live without. So no matter how overwhelming life seems right now my life is good! :)
In other little man is 7 months old today! He is my sunshine...I mean really my sunshine. I know I say this all the time but I never knew I could love someone so much. He is really one of the happiest babies I have been around and I am so thankful. Here is what's going on with him:
  • Saying "mama" and "baabaa" (we are working on "dada")

  • Still nursing like a champ (no formula, no bottles)
  • Eating baby food - his favorites are applesauce, peaches, pears, peas and rice cereal

  • Sleeping about 11 - 12 hours a night (PRAISE THE LORD!!) - goes to bed around 7:30pm
  • Sleeps on his stomach or his side and always has something in his hands - blanket, stuffed animal or the rails on the crib

  • Loves to jump, take a bath, take a shower, water in his face, any kind of live animal, squealing (this is new and kind of annoying!), limes, swinging on the porch swing, being outside, when Daddy comes home from work, his silver rattle, banging his hands on his high chair, playing with his toys on the floor, watching Bob the Builder

  • Can sit by himself for about 2 - 3 minutes before he falls over - won't be long now!

  • Still pooting and still stinking! :)
  • No teeth yet...still waiting.

  • Wakes up in the morning happy as can be - plays, talks, looks around - you won't even know he is awake he is so quiet.

  • Loves his paci and I am okay with that! I do not want him to suck his thumb or fingers and so far so good.
  • Last month he weighed about 15 pounds - think he is probably around 17 pounds now.

Here are some recent pics:

We had a wonderful Easter...will post about that tomorrow. Hopefully, I am back full time...miss you guys!