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Thursday, August 12, 2010


Here's what I got for $3.28
I'm a good shopper :o)
That's almost $80 worth of stuff!
In a world full of complaints, which I hear so often at work, I decided to email companies who's products we use in our house and tell them what I like about them. In return, I've received SO MANY coupons from them - many for FREE items! All for taking a few minutes out of my day to tell them why I love their products. Some coupons came from me signing up on their websites to be the "First to Know" about new products, which has also resulted in me getting more free item coupons! I still have more coupons to use, but I'm saving them to match them up with some better deals. You can use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per item, so I got a few extra free items because the store had a B1G1 free coupon, then I used my high value coupon and got it for nearly free.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fun at the Mall

The kids have been cooped (sp?) up in the house for WAY too long. I cannot stand this weather this summer. I miss bringing the kids outside in the morning, but that humidity gives me headaches :o( So we brought them up to the mall to run off a lot of that energy that's been storing up for too long!

Dirk and Eve climbing the bear.

Victor really enjoyed this playground. Even if he was too short and too young to play in the area. Sorry, I broke the rules for the sanity of our family :o) But he did well, there weren't too many kids, so I didn't think it was a problem. I actually didn't know there were height and age requirements!

It's sponsored by the Mankato Clinic, so there's lots of "medical toys" and climbing stuff.

He's so cute, just loved climbing. Such a monkey!

Eve showing off her climbing skills, and almost falling off the bear.


Dirk's tooth actually came thru about a month ago, but it came in behind the tooth it was supposed to push out. I called the dentist once that permanent tooth was about 1/2 in, wondering if we needed to get it pulled. Luckily, they said just start wiggling it, pushing on it, all day long, and after a few days they said it should fall out. Well, it's been more than 2 days, almost a week, but it's out!

Dirk is so excited to put it under his pillow. Hopefully this will be enough "bribery" to get him to go to bed well for the sitter tonight :o) And the tooth fairy already has a Gold Dollar lined up for him - he keeps saying that's what he's getting. I'm ok with $1 for a first tooth :o)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lawn Question for Ernie :o)

What is this? And how do I get rid of it? It's overtaking our lawn and sidewalk cracks!

Monday, August 2, 2010


So we're at the grocery store...

D - Mom, we need the mouse cheese.

M - What? What's the mouse cheese? (I'm trying to figure out what he is talking about...cheese to put on a mouse trap? We don't have mouse traps...Is there a mouse character on the string cheese he likes? I thought that was a different character...Hmmm.)

D - (Looking thru the cheeses) The one with all the holes.

Haha! He wanted me to buy Swiss cheese for me - he knows I like it :o)