Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Store!

Well, a few weeks ago our nastly little Dollar General closed down and they opened a new store. It is so modern compared to the old one. This one, when you walk in, you don't get hit in the back of the foot by the door and scream in agony. They actually have room to store some grocery carts inside the store and they even have a nice handy dandy working barcode scanner which makes the visit a lot easier on the cashier and the customer. I actually enjoy going there now, except for one thing, the parking lot is always full!

The rain

I remember when I was a kid how during the summer it would rain every afternoon here in Florida. This past summer, it has hardly rained at all! And when it has, it has been in the evening time not the after noon. The last few days however, it has been raining in the afternoon which really does help keep things cooled down a bit. We are in Florida and do not have A/C so it is such a blessing to us.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Well, since my son spilled Gatorade on my second laptop, I have been trying to read lots of good computer reviews. I really want to get the right computer this next time. I also think that I am going to invest a few dollars on one of those plastic keyboard covers so that I don't have to go through this again. I might even just get another desktop computer though so that worst thing will be having to get a new keyboard. My husband does not want to invest in another computer that will get drowned by the 2 year old.

What a dreary day today

Well, we stayed in and really did not do much today. I cleaned my boys room out and got 2 trash bags full of trash out. Mostly things like cups and Popsicle sticks. I still have to go through the toys and get rid of some. We actually have a toddler car bed full of toys at the end of the bunk bed. I think that is entirely too many toys.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Florida Tax Free Weekend

Florida Residents, do not forget that the Florida Sales Tax Holiday Dates are August 13-15, 2010. That is this weekend! I can not believe that the summer has gone by so fast and it is now time for kids to be going back to school. I actually think that my kids will be happier though instead of them sitting at home, they will be making friends and learning lots of new and interesting things:)

Where is the exit?

I took my youngest two sons for their annual checkups yesterday. They are all healthy as can be and the only issue is their bedtime. The Doctor said that they need to be going to bed around 7ish not 9 like my oldest or midnight like my youngest two like to try to do. She actually suggested getting a screen door for their room to keep them in, I then told her how they already pushed the screens out of their NEW WINDOWS in their room! So, I highly doubt that a screen door will do anything to help. It would probably take them about 2 minutes to totally destroy it! Anyway, every time that I go to this office, I get so turned around, I just walk through their halls and look for the exit signs. It's crazy I know since I have been going their for almost 7 years.

Dollar General Shoppers

If you shop at Dollar General, you need to watch your mail box. There is a $5/$20 coupon that may be on it's way to you! I went to do a little bit of grocery shopping at mine, and well, I totally forgot my coupon! My total was over $40 too so it would have been very handy to have! I hope that I get a chance to go back before it expires!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Need a new Laptop!

So, my kids have now destroyed 3 laptops. So I am on the lookout again for another one of those nice netbooks. My netbook was by far my favorite over my my two Dell laptops. It was just the right size for taking places and was just the right price as well. I was able to just hook it up to my desk top screen and keyboard and it was great. And if anyone is wondering, it was my 2 year old the last two times spilling Mountain Dew and then Poweraid the last time. Fun!

School Time!

I am so excited for my oldest two to start school this year. I have been buying very gently used clothes from consignment shops on sale when they have their tag sales and then being very selective buying on eBay as well. I like to find the listings that are not titled very well and do not have a very good description or only have one picture. Lucky for me, I have 3 boys so if they don't fit one, they will fit another. I have gotten a lot of really great deals this year just doing those things and have spent about $2.00 per pair or Nike shorts and also name brand jeans too. I am thrilled!

Online Schools

One way that you can really save some hard earned cash is to go to an Online school. You don't have to spend money on gas, hours commuting to and from or even buy new clothes to be presentable in class. To me, that is a great savings. When I am done with my nursing class, I am thinking about taking one of the online BSN programs so that I can save money and my sanity as well since I have small children that never want to cooperate with mom's schedule. I can't wait until I can just take online classes!

Working on our house

Well, we have started doing some renovations to our home. We have torn up some of the carpet and we are going to be laying tiles down. I would also love to put a new deadbolt lock in the front door too since we will be putting so much money into our house, I want to make sure that nobody can just walk in and take things.

Back to School Shopping!

I just went on Thursday and got my 1st Grader's list for school supplies. Holly Cow! There is so much on it, that I am going to have to really be creative with where I buy things. And I still have a Prek son that I don't have a list for yet, but I know I will have to buy paper towels and Lysol wipes etc.
Make sure to check out the sales going on at,,, and these are really good places that you can find school supplies on sale. My first pick is Walmart, but if they don't have what I need, then I will go from there. Let me know if you find anything that is an exceptional savings!

Weekly Deal!

I was just on checking out some of their weekly deals that they have going on. One thing that really jumped out to me was National Lampoon's Vacation (20th Anniversary Special Addition). Right now they have it on sale for $6.99 and free shipping. I thought that was a really great deal! I might get it for my hubby to give him a hint that I need a vacation.

Is it already August?

Wow time sure flies while you are having fun! I have been so busy with my nursing class and clinical and trying to get my oldest two ready for 1st grade and PreK. But now I am back and ready to rock so please come back often and check out my blog:)