Have you, in your Christmas Wish List making, discovered Amazon’s new Universal Wish List? You can add items from any vendor on the internet to your Amazon list. I don’t need many baby items and this is my second child, so I wasn’t planning on registering. I did go ahead and add a few baby things to my wish list since I can just add things from any site to my list with a click of a button to serve as an ideas list for me. Very convenient!
This is a fun little meme that Erica tagged me with.
- 1 minute ago: tossing a salad made with goodies from my garden
- 1 day ago: spending the day with John and Caroline
- 1 week ago: watching election returns
- 1 month ago: getting fatter by the second, I think.
- 3 years ago: adjusting to being mom to Sweet Caroline, learning to overcome the intense loneliness being a stay-at-home mom
- 5 years ago: working on my things-to-do-before-we-have-kids list and therefore planning a vacation to Paris
- 7 years ago: teaching 8th grade English and going to graduate school
- 10 years ago: working as a high tech recruiter in the hay-day of the dotcom boom
I tag Rita!
I haven’t been diligent at all about posting my weekly bargains. I still enjoy my time on Sundays, sitting with Caroline at the table while we both clip coupons. (Well, I clip coupons; she cuts paper. She is developing some mean cutting skills according to her preschool teacher.) I haven’t found any great brag-worthy items lately, though. Today was a pretty good day, though!
Money Makers at CVS
- St. Ives body wash, $3.99 — get $3 ECB. Use the printable coupon and make yourself $1.01.
- Garnier Nutriesse shampoo or conditioner — $2.99 — get $2 ECB. Use one of the many $1 off coupons to make yourself a pretty penny.
I suggest you use the money you made to put toward $20 worth of chocolate that will earn you $10 of ECB.
Fun Finds at Walgreens
- I’ve written here before how much I enjoy shaving with Schick Inutition razors — they have the shaving cream built onto them. They are pricey, but there are always coupons and sales on them. I have been holding a buy one, get one free manufacturer’s coupon for them. This month, Walgreens has a $3 coupon on them in the Easy Saver. And this week, they are on sale for $6.99. So, I had the razor on my list, thinking I’d get two packs for $6.99, making them $3.99 for both after both coupons — nice deal. I get in the store and pick up the first pack and find, hiding behind it, a bonus pack with extra blades!! Score!
- I also found on an endcap, 16-month art calendars for $5 each. I bought one of Monet paintings and one of Van Gogh paintings. These will be great to hang in Caroline’s art areas to use in building art appreciation.
An idea I borrowed from some other blogs I read is the Halloween Fairy (could also be called the Tooth Fairy, the Candy Witch, whatever works for you). After trick-or-treating, we let Caroline pick out two pieces of candy. She chose a Reese’s Cup and a bag of M&Ms — took one bite of the Reese’s and ate about half the little bag of M&Ms. Then we set the full pumpkin out in her room for the Halloween Fairy. She awoke Saturday morning to a new tutu, a box of face paint sticks, a stamp pad, and a magnifying glass. She LOVES her new stuff and has excitedly told many people about the fairy. As for the candy, John and are munching on Runts and Whoppers as I type.
John and I watched THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN last night, checking off one of the movies for my third trimester countdown. I haven’t seen Monty Python’s THE MEANING OF LIFE since becoming a parent myself, so I really enjoyed the clip included in the documentary. It is frighteningly real, isn’t it?