Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wilmore Family Christmas Wishlist 2010

I can't believe it's that time again! We will be continuing our tradition of getting a gift for another child, we will probably pick a girl this year since last year it was a boy.

Jhett-- 
clothes - his fave colors are orange and green :)
old navy sweats
sit n spin
knickernappies one size diapers
econobums

Eli-- he's still into helicopters, airplanes, Iron Man, Diego, Dinosaur Train. He wears 8.5 shoes

Anniston-- she likes Zoobles, books, and artsy-craftsy stuff.

Corey-- Creationary,  Upwords , Itunes gift cards, or Microsoft Points.

and lastly, me-- this is so hard! i really like Ready Made Magazine...I like starbucks/cc's...

Friday, October 22, 2010

What's in your cup?


For the longest time (like 8 years?) my go-to coffee was a tall latte, from wherever...CC's, Starbucks, Books-a-million, whatever. I'd add 1/2 pack of Sugar in the Raw, and I was good to go. Sometime while I was pregnant with Jhett, my wonderful hubby Corey asked me to pick him up a Mocha Frap from Starbucks. I was never into the whole cold coffee thing. But I was curious, so I took a sip on the way to his work. And another sip just to be sure. I liked it! And I was hooked. I think I was missing out all this time! Since I jumped on the frap train, I've decided that CC's Mochasippi is much better than the Starbucks Mocha Frap (esp. since they changed to the "Create Your Own" crap that's some boring old premix). Mochasippis are made with espresso and Fraps are made with instant coffee. Those are good.....but recently I decided to try a Java Chip (back at Starbucks) and oh-my-yummy. I've had a couple since, and prob gained a couple pounds to go with it.

I tried the homemade thing for a while--when I was preggo and drinking them every day. But it's a lot of experimenting, sometimes it's too much of this or not enough of that. There's something about having someone hand you a ready-made cup of perfection in the drive-thru that you just can't achieve at home, even with the best beans and the Ninja Master Prep. I even got the reusable CC's straw cup, but for some weird reason they never leave enough room for the whip (b/c it comes with a flat lid rather than a dome). And I guess when they figure that one out I'll be shelling out another 9.99 on one.

When it's really cold, I'll still take a latte (or cafe au lait), but most of the time you will find me drinking the Java Chip or Mochasippi. What's in YOUR cup?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MPM


sunday-pizza sandwiches
monday-steak, potatoes, and salad
tuesday-rice and gravy with leftover steak
wednesday-little caesar's pizza
thursday-cheeseburgers and curly q's
friday- steak fingers, biscuits and white gravy
saturday- something in BR

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

iPhone hog

eli
eli is
eli is an
eli is an i-Phone
eli is an i-Phone hog.

he has preschool flashcards, a spongebob game, talking tom cat, crazy train, a counting game, and netflix movies. this is great when he is bored in a grocery store or dr's office but i think he's becoming a bit obsessed. i find myself hiding the phone from him at home. i think i created a monster.

Friday, October 15, 2010

10 Things Friday

My 10 Things Friday this week will just be a to-do list of things I want/need to accomplish next week.

1--Get Eli's hair cut. I really liked the faux hawk we've gotten the past few times. But I swear, his hair grows sooo fast! I just can't keep up with it. He is looking pretty shaggy these days. I'd like to just let it grow out but I don't think his PawPaw digs the hippie look. So to the salon it is.

2--Mail out a package of hand-me-down baby clothes to Baby Devin. Jhett is growing and growing and growing, and it's such a shame that he doesn't get much of a chance to wear his clothes, but luckily we have friends with other little boys we can pass them on to.

3--Work more on turning Eli's new room into Eli's new room. Still have Anniston's bed in there, and some random boxes of "stuff" that I'm not sure where to put.

4--Find my printer cables. I finally went to Lacey's house and got my printer, but who knows where the cables are. Maybe in one of the boxes of "stuff" in Eli's room. I have $10 CVS extrabucks to print out for doing a survey (b/c I'm lucky enough to be on the CVS Advisor Panel, whooohoo!)

5--Make brownies for my dad and his co-workers. MeMe is coming to spend the day with us on Wednesday, so when he drops her off on his way to work I will have a plate of brownies ready for him to take.

6--Put some googly eyes on the cute little upcycled owl I made for Jhett (with MeMe's sewing assistance of course!) He is very sad looking sitting up there on the shelf with no eyes. Soon, I promise!

7--Take some fall pics of Anniston, Eli, and Jhett Saturday. Hopefully cousin Laura has some leaves in her yard.

8--Get out fall clothes for the kids. I figure they can still wear short sleeves for a while longer, but when we go places at night it's a little chilly so some long sleeves won't hurt. Plus we will need them for the pics lol.

9--Try to get a clothesline put up. I have been wanting one for diapers. I'm sure the landlord will think it's an eyesore in the front, so it will probably have to go in back, right in front of the nosey neighbor lady's yard. Not sure what she will have to say about it, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

10--Need to take a trip to the recycling center.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

10-14-10 Freebies

Candy Corn @ CVS
$5 Chili's GC from MyCokeRewards
$10 K-Mart GC from MyCokeRewards

I had to run to CVS for something and I scanned my ExtraCare card in the little machine by the door. It printed out a .99 off coupon for Brach's Candy Corn, which is only .99, so it was free. And the GC's are new on MyCokeRewards. Bummer that there is a limit of 1. I could have done all my Christmas shopping at K-Mart/Sears if not for that dumb little rule.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Albertson's 10-10-10

Ok...I am a few days late with this one lol. You can double click the pic to make it bigger if you want. In the first pic, besides the cokes and water, is all meat. That plus the steak fingers in the next pic was 170.09. I only paid 95.62. The ribs had a $3 off sticker, and the boneless ribs, pork chops, and sirloin were all B1G2 free. Looking at my receipt I now see I was overcharged on the bacon, it was on sale 2/$5 but I got charged 2.79/ea. So I would be 1.16 richer if not for that--oh wells. 2nd pic is veggies (do fried green beans still count as veggies?) and other frozen stuff. 3rd pic is mostly junk food which I will *try* to avoid eating. The rice cakes were $1/bag. 4th pic is random stuff. The macadamias are for some yummy choc chip cookies I'm going to make soon.

The water was on sale 1.99 for the case--can't beat that. (Well you could if you drink tap but ours is yuck!) The Lean Cuisines were on sale 1.69/ea. I've never had them before but figured they can't be all that bad huh? All the Steamfresh veggies were 1.00/bag. I had coupons for the cinnamon rolls and bagel bites, and then a $30 off a $200 or more purchase from the sale paper. I spent 229.84 and saved 150.24.


Monday, October 11, 2010

CVS deal 10-10-10

Haven't posted my shopping deals on here in a long time but I decided I would. I have a lot of new people reading that have never heard of all this CVS stuff, so I will try to explain as I go. This is what I bought:

Jumbo Pampers (regular price 11.99) on sale for 8.99
Method Laundry Detergent 8.99
20 oz. Coke 1.59
total: $19.57

Scanned my CVS card and my green bag tag 
-$5 off $15 q
-$5 extrabucks
-free 20 oz. coke q
Total with tax 8.60
got back $6 extrabucks ($5 for the Method, $1 for green bag tag)
OOP = $2.60

Plus, I just took a CVS Advisor Panel survey and got $10 extrabucks. So next time I'll have $16 in free money to spend.

CVS= the most awesome store ever b/c they give you free stuff!
q= coupon
CVS extracare card= the little red card on your keychain. it really does save you money!
green bag tag= if you have your own reusable shopping bag, you get to scan this, and you get $1 back every 4 purchases
extrabucks= ECB's/extra care bucks (they print on the end of your receipt after you use your extracare card.)
$5 off $15= another coupon that prints on the end of your receipt. sometimes there are $3 of $15, or $4 off $20. don't throw them away or let them expire!
20 oz coke coupon= another one that prints at the end of you receipt. this has been going on for a while. it's a coca-cola promotion, it counts the cokes you buy and every 9th coke you get a free one. we use our the mycokerewards under the caps to get free cokes. then we get free cokes, from the free cokes!




Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saying goodbye to a friend

Saying goodbye to a friend. It's never easy to do. You look back and remember all these moments--and it's hard to believe someone who was once here and very alive, is now gone.

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Those we love remain with us
by Mary Alice Ramish

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart.
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Goodbye Ashley.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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