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Thursday, October 28, 2010

"When I Said I Do,

I meant that I will 'til the end of all time
Be faithful and true, devoted to you
That's what I had in mind I said I do"

That was the song we danced to at our wedding 4 years ago today and its still remains the same.  I love you Zachary Spanick! 

A few of my favorite pictures from that day.  Just a few because there were SO many I loved!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Self Motivation

  • I am blessed to have the life I have.
  • I have a great husband who loves me for who I am.
  • I may only have one good eye but I have the rest of my health!
  • I have a healthy and happy baby girl.
  • I have the best family in the whole world. Literally, THE. BEST. And they would do anything for me.
  • I have a lot great friends who we don't see enough.
  • I have 3 dogs that always love to see me and a cat that just wants me to pet her when I get a chance.
  • I have a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in every night.
  • I have food in my fridge, pantry and freezer.
  • I may not have the best car but it's paid for and it gets me where I'm going.
  • I still have a great job and work with/for great people.
  • My husband still has a great job.
  • My daughter has everything she needs and never goes with out.
  • I may not be able to afford everything I want but I have everything I need.
  • I am confident in my abilities and believe they will take me where I need to be. 
  • God has a plan for me and I will trust in Him.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tough Days Ahead

My cousin and her brother were in a wreck on Wednesday.  It killed Shane and they took Vicki to UAB.  She is physically ok but having a very hard time dealing with her brother's death.  Please keep Vicki and the rest my family in your prayers. There are tough days ahead.  Thanks!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yea Prunes!

 Reagan's first taste of prunes!  Yumm-o!

It got a little messy to say the least.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Holy Mother of Gorgeous!

Why did somebody not tell me about this lady's jewelery?!?!  Have you seen this stuff?!?  Freakin gorgeous!!  I. MUST. HAVE. IT.  I'm not sure why I love it so much but wow.  I'm thinking Christmas, anniversary, birthday.  What else?  Uh...Friday?  And she was in the 'Ham today for a gallery event!  I totally missed it!  Check it out.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Baby Savings

I am just now getting to the point where I have to think about ways to save when it comes to things like diapers, wipes, formula and now baby food.  (Yes, I am very blessed to just now have to think about buying diapers!!  Thanks you!!)  So, I'm searching around looking at prices trying to determine who has the best deals before I have to actually buy some just so I'll know ahead of time.  I know a lot of people buy diapers from  I wouldn't!  I don't think I'll buy anything from there actually because its not cheaper from what I can tell.  We have a membership to Sam's and they by far have the best deal.  This is how I've got it figured....

Pampers size 1-2 252 count = $44.99 = .18 per diaper
Walmart Pampers size 1-2 192 = $34.00 = .18 per diaper
Sam's Club Pampers size 1-2 252 count = $37.98 = .15 per diaper

Now, if you have coupons you might can get a better deal sometimes but Sam's accepts manufacturer coupons too and that is their everyday price.  So, if you have a coupon its even cheaper! 

Formula Similac Sensitive 6 pack 12 oz cans = $98.94 = $16.49 per can
Walmart Online Similac Sensitive 6 pack 12 oz cans = $89.28 = $14.88 per can
Sam's Similac Sensitve 6 pack 12 oz can = $59.95(+ last time we had a $5 off coupon) = $9.16 per can
(I've got enough coupons to last until March 2011)
That's $5.72 difference from Walmart and $7.33 from!!

Our membership cost us $35 a year.  That's $2.92 per month.  Even if we just buy formula once a month we are still saving more than we spend on the membership.  Not to mention the fact that we buy all our pet food at Sam's too and I haven't even started to figure that one up yet.  And you all know we HAVE to buy that in bulk!  Ha!  

So, roughly, we will save about $160 a year just on diapers and formula.  And those aren't exact numbers.  If you've ever thought about getting a membership to a "buy-in-bulk" store I'd highly recommend it.  They will let you go in and just look around to price things out.  Just don't go by me either.  Do your own math about how you live and the things you buy.  Sometimes it may not work out.  It just depends on the type of things you buy and how often you need them. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Diaper Buds Review

I finally got a chance to try out the Diaper Buds I ordered.  (Read the first post here.)  We took a trip to Homestead Hollow last Saturday and I thought that would be the perfect place to try them out.  If you've never been to Homestead Hollow (shame on you!) it's an outdoor arts and crafts festival "in the country".  (I think we really just go for the food!  Ha!)  Anyway, your outside all day and you have to carry everything around with you. Not to mention the fact that you have to use the Port-O-John and its so crowded that unless your lucky you have to sit in the grass to eat.  Which is fine with me.  It all comes with the atmosphere.  So, anyway, perfect place to try out the vacuum packed diapers.  They fit in the diaper bag fine but I did feel like they could be a little thinner.  When we sat down to eat I changed Reagan and put her in one of the "Buds".  She stayed in it until we got home that afternoon.  We had no leaks or anything!  She actually really tested it out if "you know what I mean" and they worked great.  
Now, I can say that they aren't going to replace your every day diapers but if you just need one to keep as an emergency in the car or something its great. It won't get wet and it will stay clean.  Like I said in the other post I think I'll probably get some when we take Reagan camping because if they get wet they won't get ruined and they won't get dirty either.  They would be good for any type of out door activity you might be doing.  They are still doing the "2 Buds for a Buck" deal until October 9th.  Today, they sent me an email asking me to do a survey and said they would send me a %15 off coupon on my next order.  Sweet!  I did it and it just asked how I like them and things like that.  It took all of 5 mins.  Now, I can order some and save some $$$.  Which I L. O. V. E. by the way. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Plain Chicken

I have been turned on to this blog, Plain Chicken.  She has GREAT recipes!  Just thought I would share. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

*Update* Business in a Troubled Economy......?

So this is the response to an email I sent checking on one of my orders AGAIN.  Sorry I just had to....

I am embarrassed to tell you that I mailed them back to myself :/ Got them in the mail yesterday, can't believe I did that! I can drop them back in the mail in the a.m. or I can meet you or Chelsea tomorrow. Which ever works for you! I am so sorry! I was looking to find your number earlier so I could call you and got side tracked. Sad thing is this is not the first time in the past month that I have done this! My apologies!

Enough said....