Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We made a noise-maker with a toilet paper roll and beans. Our breakfast was pancakes in the shape of bells. With bananas in the shape of bananas.

Day One of Potty-Training:  There was poop on my floor. And I should get more stickers.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Webster Dental

I got two fillings done. Three or four to go, and a crown (for a tooth I broke while drinking!). My anxiety was way worse than the procedure. But I was sore for hours afterwards.

Tonight was a bath night. I had to wash my oldest's hair because he found a tube of mascara earlier. The youngest got washed because he drools a lot and has formula and breast milk on his chest on the regular.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Sky Nail

The three of us were sitting on my bed, and my oldest took my phone, pressed the Siri button and said, 
"Call Roger" 
In his sweet, funny, little-boy voice. I looked at him dumbfounded and we locked eyes while he tried to assess how I felt about his antics. I said, 
"Oh my goodness, that was great! I didn't know you were listening to Mommy that closely!"
We grinned at each other. 

I gave my youngest (who has the greatest smile!) a few bites of hummus this afternoon. He seemed to like it more than his banana. Go figure. 

I literally pray to my Higher Power that my youngest will sleep through the night. For the most part, my prayers have been unanswered. I also pray we all make it through the night, I give thanks, and ask for strength. 

I got my nails done, along with my mom and sis, at Sky Nail. They are super-nice and do good work there. 

So far so good.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas and Coughing

First of all, I'm watching Christmas movies.

I saved 27% at Jewel and 45% at Walgreens. I shopped sales and used my coupons. I was able to purchase Covergirl eyeshadow for 36 cents because they were on clearance and I had a high-value coupon.

I ordered 88 photos from Walgreens using a coupon exclusively for their mobile app. I saved 30%.

My oldest baby is sick! I can hear him coughing. He was delirious and weird and mad and needy today. Thank goodness my mother took him for a little while.

Baby crying! Gotta get him.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

No Costco

I had plans to go to Costco with my boys and sister today. But one of my boys has a fever and is sickly. So we couldn't go. I'm pretty disappointed. But I know I did the right thing by my boy.

I had a new plan involving a timer, cleaning and other projects and it just didn't work out. So now I'm bummed because I feel like I didn't focus on either my kids, house, or projects. What in the hell did I do all day?

Monday, December 15, 2014


I just ordered 100 free prints from Snapfish and I'm worried my order will be ruined like last time. Wish me luck!

Today I need to go to the pediatricians office to clear up insurance stuff. And I need to buy our insurance!

My father-in-law will be here tonight.

Me and the boys are going to Jammin' Jungle play date.
Or is it Jumpin' Jungle? Anyway, it's an indoor playground, and it's free! I'm excited.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dental Playgroup

Me and the boys went to a play date today! In the Northbrook Mall. They have an indoor playlot with a giant fake tree. My oldest took my hand and asked me to play, but was just about to nurse. A little bittersweet. I also met a mom I would like to chat with again.

I bought pediatric dental insurance but was informed by insurance company that I couldn't take my son to my chosen dentist because we wouldn't be covered. Yeah, I'm pissed.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fans and Snapfish

I was vacuuming the overhead fans and my oldest started to panic.
"Fan?! Hug? Hug!"
And he started to cry! Poor guy. I stopped vacuuming and hugged him and sent him downstairs to talk to his dad.

I got an order from Snapfish of all the same print! I couldn't get into my past orders, and although the prints were free, I paid for shipping. I sent an upset email to them. I had no idea I was such a dinosaur.

My baby is sleeping in his crib and not the swing. I hope he can sleep through the night. We have an early play group tomorrow.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mommy Time

I stopped working retail and am now 'working' as a Stay-At-Home Mom. I have a budget, a household to run, 2 (under 2) kids to take care of, and coupons to clip!

I have decided to make one of those ever-popular SAHM/housewife (I hate that term) blogs. My goal is to include thoughts on my new role, things my kids do, and deals and freebies I get.

Today we went to Target. I actually successfully used my Red Card, which is a debit card that saves 5% at the register. Not much, but it's a nice boost in conjunction with my other savings. I ran two purchases and got a gift card from the first one, which I applied to the second. In the Sunday paper, I got a Target coupon for b1g1 bag of Purina cat food. I have been using Checkout 51 (love it!) so I bought flour to go with one of their deals. When I got home I actually remembered to take a photo if my receipt and upload it to their app. I got a few Christmas gifts (on clearance) and I feel pretty good about my shopping trip. And my kids were pretty good. Go team!