Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Adventure at Walgreens!

The other day I went shopping at Walgreens, I wanted to grab some things that were on sale! So I printed out my list, pulled my coupons out and I was ready to go! I took both kids with me, that is always an adventure! Brileyhelped me load up the carts as we went aisle by aisle! About half way through my little man decided he wanted out of the cart, so he is crying and yelling mama! I am trying to give him something that will calm him down enough for me to finish my shopping trip. Nothing is working, not even my cell phone (which he ALWAYS wants). By this time Briley needs to use the restroom, so we take her over to them and Wes and I wait for her...Then he spots them...the balloons!! Now they are just those little ones on the plastic stick, that wont float away if you let go. So i give him one...he enjoys it for about 10 minutes! Then he is throwing it on the floor and waiting for someone to pick it up and give it back to him, which his sister does NUMEROUS times! Thankfully it was early in the morning and there were not alot of people there.
So now it's time to check out we get up to the cosmetics counter (where they check out all us CRAZY coupon ladies!) My first transaction consists of a schick quattro razor system ($8.99 on sale), GOODY barrettes for my baby girl ($3.00 on sale), 3 Dove mens body wash($3.75 each on sale), 1 Dove mens deodorant ($3.75 on sale), Huggies diapers ($8.99 on sale),2 Huggies baby wipes ($5.99 each on sale). So alone buying everything that was on sale saved me $11.95, BUT with my extra savings with my coupons I saved another $25.00. You can view my photo here!
My next transaction consisted of 4 Halls cough drops ($1.39 each on sale) 6 bags of Jelly beans for Easter candy! (2/$4.00 on sale), 2 Scott bathroom(4 rolls each) tissue ($4.19 each on sale), 2 Scott paper towels (6 rolls each) ($5.00 each on sale), and 4 Walgreens brand paper plates (.89 each on sale!) My total for this one was $4.22, I saved  $46.98! But wait that's not it! When I got home I realized that they didn't use the coupon for the paper plates! DARN IT!! That was a $3.00 mistake! So the next day I went back and showed them the mistake, and they fixed it and gave me my refund of $3.21...which makes my last transaction only $1.01!!! Now thats saving!! HEHE

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A hard decision...

I know we all got you on April Fool with saying Justin had been offered a position with NHP... But last night he called me from work and said he has the hardest decision to make of his life. He got called and they offered him the job!! YIPPEE!!! I was so stoked, nervous, sad, happy. It would be such a wonderful thing to go back home to Nevada, but we would be leaving our friends here in Vernal. Briley would leave the school she goes to and all her friends. We might not be able to take our horses, because we don't know where we could keep them out there for 6 months till we found a place of our own. This past year here has been one of the best! We love our ward, and all the members, we have wonderful, amazing friends and neighbors. This is going to be a hard decision. Lots of praying are in store!!! I know that what is meant to be will be. And it's one of those things that if he doesn't take the job he will always wonder what if. So we will be talking about this probably ALOT until we come to a mutual agreement on what to do!! Wish us luck!! I hope we make the right decision...Did I mention my husband will look GREAT in a uniform!!! HOTT STUFF!!!