Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wedding Memories :)

I have been spending my evening bagging (and trashing!) MANY things from the guest room in anticipation of wonderful guests arriving next week (and the next week). But some things can just not be thrown away... The Mad Libs from our wedding are safe! Rather than kissing when anyone clinked their glasses, guests had to write a MadLib and sing it to us in order for us to "have" to kiss. Here's some of what we ended up with!

Love me Mexican
Love me slow
Never let me drive
You have walked my life Canadian
And I build you so.

Love me flat
Love me round
All my lust fulfilled
For my Snookums "It's Hockey Night in Canada"
And I forever will.

Love me stupid
Love me smart
Take me to your DS.
For its there that I fainted
And we'll never part.

When a horse loves a cow
Can't keep his arm on nothin' else.
He'd run the chocolate
For a snotty thing he's found.
If she is lovely, he can't see it
She can do no wrong.
Turn his leg on his hairy son
If he purs her down.

When a pencil loves a table
Spend his very hard river
Trying to jump on to what he swim
He'd give up all his beach
ANd sit out in the rain
If she said Knock it off.

Sure, when a candle loves a match
I know quickly how he smells
Cause Sweetie, Noodleface honey
I am a squirrel
When a man plays a woman

HEHE!! Too fun! There were more -- and I hope I come across them as I keep digging (and tossing!)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just for Bobbi

Bobbi has been asking and re-asking me for this recipe because I keep forgetting to give it to her at work, so I decided I would give it to all who wanted it :)

Roasted Potato Wedges (Pampered Chef Stone Sensations Cookbook)

4-5 large red potatoes, unpeeled
2 garlic cloves (I usually use only one)
1/4 cup olive oil (I sometimes cut back on this as well, just a bit)
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2- Cut potatos in half lengthwise and then into wedges.
3- Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over potatos. Toss to coat.
4- Spread evenly.
5-Bake 40-45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Feeling Smelly

I feel like being smelly. Not me in particular, but my house. We love burning jar candles, but they are so freakin' expensive. We never buy them unless I've found a great sale. And so I have.

CVS has their Everyday Essentials jar candles on a Buy One Get One Free sale... $7.99 for two candles. Decent in and of itself... maybe.... but I probably wouldn't buy them..

However, couple that with a $5 off a $25 purchase and we're talking! Don't have one of those? Go here and get your coupon. It'll just take you 5 minutes to take a flu quiz and you're set!

Here's the breakdown:

1- Buy 4 jar candles on BOGO sale - $31.96
2- Use $5 off $25 purchase coupon - total $26.96
3- CVS will take off the price off two candles (sale) - total $10.98

Divide that by 4 and you've just paid $2.75 per candle.

Smell you later!

(Sidenote: Toffee is our favorite scent)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Here's a pic of my second trip to KMart on Double Coupon Week. I spent a total of $7.35. I think all of my KMart trips end up in the $7 range. Seeing as there is inevitably stuff in there that I wouldn't have purchased otherwise, I've decided that from now on (in order to stay within budget) I need to justify each trip... You know, what we would have ended up purchasing anyway and what we would have probably paid for it anyway... So here goes:
Lime-Away is the only stuff we've found that really cleans the chrome in our shower, and we just ran out, so we would have gotten that. I'm valuing that at today's sale price of $2.67.

I don't have a stock of shampoo for Jeremiah like I do for me, so he'll undoubtedly be out in the next couple weeks -- we would not have bought this brand (priced at $4.99) but I will value a bottle of shampoo for him at $3.00

Jer uses a bottle of salad dressing very quickly as marinades. We're out. I value this at $1.25

I burn easily (being the furocious red-head that I am), and we have no sunblock, so I'll value that at $3.00 (would pay more than that undoubtely, but I wouldn't want to, so I'm valuing it low).

Done. My $7.35 is justified. Yay for everything else being free :)

Oh, and they didn't double one coupon properly... should have been $1.29 lower... I'm debating going back, but I don't want to make a scene :)

Better dig out some more coupons for tomorrow!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Before VS After


Thanks for your help, Terry! It looks great!

Beams Carpet, Inc.
1464 Trindle Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

Go there if you need flooring done.. Tell them Sarah sent you! :D

Friday, April 17, 2009

How'd we get so busy???

Today, I had to introduce myself to my husband. How did we get so busy??

This past week we have hardly seen each other:

Sunday (5th) - dinner out with couple from church and cleaning house (time together but hardly quality "us time")
Monday (6th) board meeting-- Jer gone 5-9:30ish
Tuesday - first night of ladies study - rushed supper, clean up, Jer leaves so we can have house, he was back by 8.
Wednesday - supper at church because we have music practice and Lagoon prep -- home by 9
Thursday -- he left at 4:45am for a district event, home by 8ish

As I was driving to pick him up from Enterprise after his Thursday day trip, he called me and told me to open my calendar and block off the entire afternoon this coming Thursday (his normal day off) for "US TIME". So I did just that. It wasn't until I got there and began talking about my trip to BOOST (children's ministry conference event at Headquarters) that we realized that I leave on ... Thursday. So we began searching for another US TIME night..

Wednesdays out for church stuff
Tuesdays out for Ladies study
How about Monday? GREAT!

Until we got home and I found facebook messages from a group of girls who had been trying to find a time to get together for coffee..... what night was good for them?? Monday....

Granted, if I were reading this, I would be saying to me "Skip coffee -- have a night with Jer!" Except that I was the one who knocked out the previous two nights that they had all been available... So, Jer, being as forgiving and gracious as he is, told me to go. So I'm going (and if you're reading this, I want to -- really I do -- I almost didn't write in the Monday option because I didn't want you to think I didn't... but it's part of the story....... I do want to ! Looking forward to it!)

So Jeremiah worked his butt off getting ready for Sunday today so that TOMORROW can be us day. Besides that little jaunt to the grocery store that I'm making first thing in the morning. Then STRAIGHT home. and that's it...

UGH -- I need a vacation.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All You Can Eat

Tonight -- Me. Jeremiah. Michelle. Dan. Aruga's Restaurant. All You Can Eat Crab.

Enough Said.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Alright -- my spirits have been rekindled. CVS is going to be seeing me once again. A few months ago, I started "CVSing" and made some amazingly sweet deals. Then, for what reason I don't know, I stopped going. I've let a few dollars of ECBs expire even (how pathetic -- that's like lighting money on fire and watching it fly away).

Thanks to my new friend Jess, my savings will begin again. I read about her blog about savings at Target and could once again feel the pitter patter of my heart getting excited just *thinking* about the savings I could have...

So tomorrow afternoon, I will sit down with the CVS flier and a website and will once again see how I can get the ball rolling (from scratch since I don't have any ECBs at this point.)

AND now that I've seen that Target deals really can be rolled as well, I will be checking into their sales fliers a little closer as well.

Thanks Jess!! You've rekindled a monster!

Monday, March 23, 2009

No Promises

I am not a writer. I am no longer creative enough to be a writer. That is the main reason I do not blog. Because words are not fun if they are not well played with. I'm sure I could count on one hand the people who are interested in day to day life. And they probably hear all they care to hear anyway. So I'm not sure why I bother... but I don't want to delete this anyway...

Please share with me what you would care to read about me. I feel very boring as of late.