Friday, February 8, 2008

Downright GIDDY

is the only way to express how I'm feeling right now. Pretty sad, huh? All due to CVS!! Remember, this is my 1st time, so I had to spend some. Here is the rundown.....

Colgate Total Whitening - Originally 2.99 each. Bought 2 for 5.00 and had a 1.00 coupon for each one. Total spent = 3.00 for both and also gained half of what was needed for 10 ECB. So, they paid me 2.00 to take these off of their hands.

Palmolive Soap - Originally 1.59 each. Bought 2 for 1.98 and had a 1.00 coupon. So, paid .49 for each and this went toward my 10.00 purchase for abovementioned 10 ECB. I had to buy 2 to get the 1.00 coupon.

Speed Stick Deoderant - Originally 2.99 each. Bought 2 for 3.98 and had a 1.00 coupon. So, paid 2.98 for 2 and this also went toward 10 ECB.

Dove Chocolate - Originally 4.29 each. Bought 2 for 6.00 had 1.50 coupon and got 2 ECB. So, I paid 2.50 for two bags. Savings - 6.10

Excedrin - Originally 10.50 each. Bought 2 for 14.00 had 2.00 coupon for each and got 10 ECB. So, I walked away with them both free, essentially. Broke even, if you will.

Garnier Shampoo - Originally 4.29 each. Bought 2 for 7.98. Had 1.00 coupon for each. Paid 6.98 for two and got 3.99ECB. So, 2 bottles for 2.99. I only needed to buy 1, but it was a good price and this is the shampoo I use. Plus I had the coupon.....

Maybelline eye shadow - Originally 5.49. Had a 1.00 coupon and earned 5.49 ECB.

Batteries - BOGO. I needed 9 volts!

SO, my total spent was $30.99 and I received $27.50 in ECB. The original cost of everything would have been $67.00.

Well, how did I do????

**Also wanted to add - this is stuff I buy anyway, so it was very worth it!!**


Cheryl...thank you for your guess under my picture post. I had totally forgotten about it!!

I have about 9,000 pictures. That spans 4 years. Wow.....

I'm off to conquer CVS!!

Okay, so because of the pep talk from Jen and armed with the info from Crystal I'm headed to CVS today. This is my first time, so I will not save much money, but will gather some awesome ECB's!!!

I'll report back when I'm done. Let's hope my CVS has the stuff I want in stock!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Should I do it?


It IS February, right?

I walked outside this morning and could've sworn I had stepped into May.....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

In a Nutshell

So, I was going to do a nice long entry about what's going on over here, but time has snuck (is that even a word?) away again. I spent the majority of the evening going through old pictures that I have recently moved to Google's new program Picasa. I'm working on starring the good ones for my screensaver slideshow. We are having a party here on Saturday for someone Jon works with and I am hoping to have it done by then. After that I get to go back through them all and get rid of the pictures I just don't need. I don't have the time to do all of that at once! I only have from December of 2003 on my computer (when we got our 1st digital camera...) but have managed to collect a large sum of them. Anyone care to guess how many pictures I have from then until now? I'll take guesses in the comment section!! My project in the fall (when Ella is in school full-time) is to get a scanner and scan in the one's from before 12/2003 and have them in the computer as well.

Anyway, I have also been playing with my layout here and adding things slowly. If any of you have any suggestions or feedback I would love to hear it!

Random thought of the day: I'm totally craving Carrabbas Chicken Bryan.....

Alright, I'll bite...

So Jen had this in her blog and I thought it was fun:.....

Anyway, this is just for fun. Feel free to copy, then come back and tell me about your rock band.
1. The first article title is the name of your band.
2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Here is mine:
BAND NAME: Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robotics (!)
ALBUM TITLE: Fruit if His Character
COVER: Well, you don't get one because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do that....Jen?? Help?!?!?!

More later......