Monday, August 30, 2010

Lots of Firsts in the Past Week

Baby Bee is really growing and growing! In the last week, she has started rolling over, knocking over her blocks, and imitating "boat lips" when we do it. And she smiles...all the time! Every time she smiles at me, my heart just bursts with joy and pride. She's such an amazing little wonder!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grocery Savings

Another shopping trip to Publix yields big savings in the Bee Hive!

Sale items
Newman's Own honey mustard dressing on sale
$1.00 off plus $.75 coupon = $1.94
Newman's Own balsamic salad dressing on sale
$1.00 off plus $.75 coupon = $1.94

BOGO deals

Fig Newtons 2 packs for$3.89
Nilla Wafers 2 packs for $3.89
Coles Garlic Toast 2 loaves for $2.79
Hearts of Romaine salads 4 bags for $7.38

Power Buys
Crispix Cereal
BOGO 2/$3.99 -$1.00 coupon = 2 boxes for $2.99

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
BOGO 2/$3.99-$1.00 coupon = 2 boxes for $2.99

Raisin Bran Cereal
BOGO 2/$3.99-$1.00 coupon = 2 boxes for $2.99

Campbell's Select soup
BOGO 2/$2.30 - $1.00 coupon = 2 cans for $1.39

A freebie today! There was a sign on the shredded cheese that said 2 for $4.00 but when I got to the register, it rang up as $3.19 instead. The cashier went to verify and realized that a sign had been left on from last week's ad after the overnight restock and sign switches last night. The store policy is not to honor the advertised price but instead give the customer the item for FREE. So, there's another $3.19 in savings from today!

Total savings today: $47.06

Monday, August 23, 2010

The First Day of "School"

While Daddy and all my teacher friends went back to school today, Baby Bee and I spent our day like this:

4:00 am nursing, pumping

5:30 Baby Bee back to bed while Mama Bee:
  • put out meat for dinner
  • ran dishwasher
  • packed Daddy's lunch
  • dried a load of diapers
  • started load #1 of baby clothes
  • worked on the budget
  • ate breakfast
  • showered
  • dusted master bedroom

8:45 nursing, pumping

9:15 playtime together
  • tummy time
  • mat time
  • reading
  • picture for daddy

10:30 bath

11:00 nursing, pumping

11:30 nap for Baby Bee while Mama Bee:
  • ate lunch
  • dried load #1 of baby clothes
  • started load #2
  • unloaded dishwasher
12:30 awake time
  • singing and rhyming
  • practice holding keys
  • reading
1:15 nap time for Baby Bee while Mama Bee
  • folded and put away laundry load #1
  • made dinner
  • cleaned up kitchen
2:15 nursing, pumping

3:00 Sleepy Wrap while Mama made the salad for dinner

  • Walgreens
  • chiropractor
  • nursing
  • handbell rehearsal

6:45 dinner with Daddy
7:15 Mama cleaned up the dinner dishes while Daddy loved on Baby Bee
7:30 nursing, pumping
8:15 quiet time
9:00 bed

No wonder I'm so tired each day! I've worked much harder as a stay home mom than I have in the classroom. But it's also so much more rewarding!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shopping Really is a Pleasure

I love BOGO at Publix! Baby Bee and I went shopping today for next week's menu based on the new weekly ad. There were also several items that we use regularly that were BOGO that we stocked up on even though we weren't quite in need just yet. BOGO for a box of 32 dishwasher tablets makes it so I won't have to buy more for months since I already had an unopened box still under the sink and we only use the dishwasher every other day. Mr. B's favorite brand of coffee was also BOGO so we stocked up on that as well.

Today's best power buy deals:
  • 2 Lysol kitchen cleaners at BOGO plus $1.00 coupon = $1.69 or $0.85 each
  • 2 Lysol bathroom cleaners at BOGO plus $1.00 coupon = $2.69 or $1.35 each
  • 2 Frosted Mini Wheats at BOGO plus $1.00 coupon =$3.29 or $1.65 per box
  • Fiber One bars 2 for $4.00 plus $0.50 coupon = $3.50 or $1.75 per box (that's $0.18 per bar!)
The breakdown:
~BOGO savings $39.19
~2 for x savings $12. 35
~coupons $7.50
Total savings $59.04

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 AM: Feeding and...Cleaning?

If you have a diaper sprayer attached to the toilet, here's a tip.

Make sure the valve is completely off after using the sprayer. Otherwise, you might get up for a 3 AM feeding and when you go to wash your hands, stand in a puddle of water. Just one more thing you wanna do at 3 AM, huh?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Adventures in Cloth Diapering Update

The Kissaluvs order arrived yesterday afternoon. They are being prepped and hopefully by this afternoon, I can have Baby Bee try one out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, feeding

You know you're a breastfeeding mom when you don't count your days in hours anymore but in feeding sessions.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

There's a First Time for Everything

And that includes blogging.

I have been toying with the idea of creating a blog for quite awhile. Now that I'm a mom, it seems to be the perfect place to share some of those moments from our daily family life. It's not fancy or extraordinary, but what it looks like doesn't matter. What is says, however, does.

This is our life.