Thursday, July 30, 2009

My apologies for my absense.

Once school gets back into session for a few weeks and I get settled in my classroom, I will be back blogging more regularly than the past couple weeks. My apologies once more for my absense here. I do love updating my blog...but being back at work has zapped my energy once at home.

Thank you for your patience.

Have a wonderful day and rest of the week!

I love Thursdays!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My son is turning 4 years old on Friday! Where to buy a bike?

Hi all!

This Friday my son will be 4 years old! I just can't believe it! That means in one year he will be going to work with me every day for six years! Poor kid. :-) (I teach Art and he will have to have me once a week for six years...kinda weird for me but actually I am very excited!)
I couldn't stay home, so this is an awesome alternative and one of the perks of being an elementary art teacher. I do love my job and it will be super awesome when he is there and I get to wave at him in the hallway every day!

Anywho...I ran off on a tangent there for a second...I wanted to ask to blog world out there if anyone knows the best place to buy a bike (and kinda not expensive). We were thinking he needs something a bit bigger but could still have removable training wheels. Any ideas? :-) You know I am looking for a deal here!

Have a great day everyone!

P.S. I am excited to post that I will be finally using a gift card I received from my friend back at Christmas for pictures at the Picture People! I saved it for six months now just so I could use them for my son's 4th Birthday! I am proud of myself for holding back to run immediately to spend it. I LOVE pictures...she got me the coolest gift with that!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Christmas in July...check out this site and "Green" ornaments!

This morning I was just checking around for Christmas ideas and ran across this site and great ides for "green" "eco-friendly" ornaments! I love them! They look awesome! A great inspiration for the season (5 months away is it?).

Cute Ornaments made from recycled or "green" materials!

Enjoy! I just couldn't resist sharing the site and ideas. I know it is early, but I will not remember several months from now. :-)

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Monday!

It's that time of week again...Monday!

Just doing a random update here....

I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth! We did...we hung out with friends and just basically relaxed.

My husband's garden is doing well...we have gotten tons of cucumbers and the tomatoes are starting to finally turn red! We love slicing up a tomato, cucumber and bring out the laughing cow cheese and that is a terrific snack...can be a nice little breakfast also...toss in a piece of bread.

I found out over the weekend it is hard to find drinks that have no caffeine in them. We are all trying to cut down on caffeine intake. I did find that Ginger Ale has no caffeine, and naturally Caffeine Free colas have no caffeine (but I am curious if anything else in them are bad for you?). I know, these days everything is bad for you.

We noticed recently that we started to eat out too much and decided to cut back again by eating healthy (healthier), etc....we are starting to make soups, baked dishes and such that last a while for several meals and these are healthier than eating out, taste good and last a while for cost effectiveness.

We stopped in a grocery store (other than Aldi's) this weekend and were sticker shocked. We always shop at Aldi Grocery Store (the bag it yourself type place). After that stop...we are proud of our shopping and value at Aldi! So, we are doing good in that area by shopping Aldi. Love that store!

I'm home for the summer, so we save gas and everything by myself and son being home. Also, my sitter likes her summer off too to spend with her it is a huge savings for us too. Most sitters and daycares require you to pay whether your kid is there or not. We are blessed in this area too.

We are searching for areas to save money though. I will keep you posted if I find a new saver.

Have a great Monday!
That is my update!