Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Eat everything on your plate!"


I read this article and while it doesn't really have anything to do with being a wife- I just wanted to respond to its main question... "DO YOU / YOUR FAMILY FINISH EVERYTHING ON YOUR PLATE?"

READ ARTICLE/BLOG HERE:
http://www.designmom.com/2012/02/french-kids-eat-everything/#comment-343745

My answer: Yes, I pretty much always finish everything on my plate- but that's because my parents raised us to 'not waste'. Many times I couldn't chose my portions, therefore- this 'finish everyting on my plate thing' has allowed me to gain several unwanted pounds.

As for my kids, it varies. They're only 3 and 4 so if they're hungry and they LOVE it, they'll eat it all and sometimes ask for 2nds. But I don't 'make' them finish it if they're not hungry. I don't want them to develop the same over eating habits I have (and blame on my frugal parents.)

:o)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cleaning Quest #2: The Kitchen



Again, proud of the results- although, there is still more work that needs to be done.










Aren't you proud of me??? :o)

I sure am!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cleaning Quest #1: The Master Bedroom


Okay- here are two pictures of my current cleaning quest. (before and after)

and while I'm not really in the mood to talk about it much- I really am proud of the results that I accomplished today.

The goal, is not to necessarily do a 'quest' everyday- but when the urge strikes to clean, I want to take a
picture of it's before and after appearance that way I can hold on to the 'proudness' for as long as possible.

:o)

As you can see in the after photo- there is still lots of work that needs to be done cosmetically (lamp shades, shelving and wall hangings) but compared to it's before pic, this room is looking MUCH better now. Yippee!



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Today's Goals

So today's goals were suppose to be something like this:

1. Work for 3 hours
2. Feed Kids breakfast
3. Get something productive done today
4. Return library items
5. Make lunch for the kids
6. Clean up the house
7. Get ready for work
8. Go to work for a couple hours
9. Come home and eat dinner
10. Do some more productive stuff with the kids/husband or just be lazy- my choice.

I am in no mood to do anything and it's not even 2pm.

What do I do?

I'm frustrated- I think I'm expecting too much of myself or maybe I'm just not dedicated enough.

I'm going to just be lazy. I'm at least good at that.
-Crystal


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Mother Hubbard

This Mother Hubbard

Went to her Cubbard

To feed her poor kids some lunch

But When she got there

The Cubbard was bare

It's Grocery Time for this bunch!

Yet This Mother Hubbard

Clips coupons and saves

Shops frugally and still can't afford

The food that we need

With 8 mouths to feed

It's becoming too much of a chore

So this Mother Hubbard

Will find work of some other

At nights when her hubby is home

Then one day Mother Hubbard

Will buy milk, bread and butter

And perhaps buy the doggy a bone!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Queen of my Castle

If I were the queen of my castle
The first order of business would be

That all decisions would be mine to make
Or at least have to pass through me

If I were the queen of my castle
Everyone would do their share

Whether it be taking out trash and recycle
or at least cleaning up their shaved hair

If I were the queen of my castle
they’d ask “anything else before I go?”

I could wave them through if they’re worthy
or I’d ask them to do one more chore

If I were the queen of my castle
The food I buy would never disappear

And if anyone would like to eat something
They’d at least TRY to bring more food here

If I were the queen of my castle
Jim- my king, would support every wish

And everyone would keep a clean kitchen
and not expect ME to clean every dish

If I were the queen of my castle
I’d be greeted each day of some kind

And then maybe the king or the princes
would ask me to speak my own mind

If I were the queen of my castle
I’d never have to yell, scream or shout

But it’s because I’m not even a princess
I just watch kids, clean all day and then pout

If I were the queen of my castle
I’d be lovely and beautifully GREAT

But because I am stuck with just wishing
'Requesting' would just lead to debate

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Walgreens -Trip 5




So, I made it through the entire week of not buying 'just because I had the coupon for "IT" ' (as I laugh at myself) - lol

But when I FINALLY scored some extra Peanut Butter coupons this afternoon, I knew I HAD to go to WALGREEN'S today!
Here is the pic from a blog post I read earlier this week that sparked this shopping trip.
(from krazycouponlady.com)



So, my trip went a little something like this...

75 cent peanut butters, check- times that by 6- no problem... what a huge savings within it self!
Tomato soup's on sale for 99 cents? Awesome, but Walgreen's has a coupon for 59 cents up to 3 cans. Woot woot, I'll be doing that, thank you! Mandarin oranges, 2 for $1- awesome, kids will LOVE these! Cereal is cheap too (kinda) 5 for $10- but I have coupons, that makes them $1.50 each... oh ya. That's a good buy! Oh wow, buy 4 bags of M&M's and get $5 back at the register. Cha ching!

Thirty something dollars and 3 separate/different Walgreen trips later- I came home as one proud COUPONER! ;o)



Here is a pic of what I scored tonight!




I forgot to tell you the best part!!!
I intended on spending $2.99 for each of the Maxwell House Instant Coffee's (that is WITH the current Walgreen's coupon from last Sunday's paper) but when I got there, I saw a small peely coupon for 55 cents off.

Turns out, when I looked at my receipt- I scored this delicious, most addicting flavored instant coffee for just $1.09 PLUS my 55 cent off coupon!!!! Cha ching Cha ching!

I am going back tomorrow to score some more. :o)
I am one happy camper- thanks to my Frani Freebie Friend- she helped me score all the peanut butter and has given me the skills and confidence to move forward. Woot woot!