Saturday, May 28, 2011


So, I believe that Kaiden and I haven been passing Thrush back and forth so I went and bought some Gentian Violet- which I read is supposed to work wonders at getting rid of it- Welp, they weren't kidding when they said its very messy! and it Stains!! I hope the stains go away by tomorrow for church!

I'm In Love

*Love Them*

Tummy Time!

Bath Time!

"Mommy, Get this kid away from me!!"

Putting the kid to good use.

Midnight Bath after spitting up all over himself.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Total Money Makeover

Travis and I just got done reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey because we were just sick of feeling like we were living paycheck to paycheck and not building up a savings very fast, etc. So, now we are dedicated to going through Dave's steps in order to acheive financial freedom!! :) We've cut back on some things and I've actually made a Budget! (for the first time ever!) And its so empowering knowing where our money is dissappearing to! One of the quotes in Dave's book is: (this is referring to the importance of a budget)

"A budget is people telling their money where to go, rather than wondering where it went!"

We were always wondering where our money went, and it was so frustrating. So, I made a budget and we are sticking to it (for the most part!)

I've also been on a huge couponing kick lately. My husband probably thinks I eat, drink, and breathe coupons, but its been so fun and amazing to see how cheap i can purchase things! Plus- and this is the best part- it gets my shopping kick out of the way without me spending tons of money!

Here is a picture of some things I've gotten for FREE, or less than $1. Most of them were free, only a few were less than $1:

Awesome huh?? Its exciting- if you haven't taken up couponing, I highly suggest it! I have some great blogs I follow that help newbies like me- they even put out weekly lists of what you can get for free or cheap with the sales that week paired with the coupons! If your interested, they are:

And of course, if you want to start printing coupons of your own to save you some money, you can go to:

Or get your local Sunday paper.

I have tried couponing a couple times in the past but always ended up giving up because I never thought I was getting a very good deal ("I can get it cheaper if i just buy the generic brand at full price!") But after following these blogs and learning a few things, I think I finally got it down!