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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Zoo Trip

Sorry that it took me a few extra days to post this, but it's been hectic. Here's pictures from our zoo trip on Sunday. Lexi loved it, especially the elephants, those are her favorite. We'll definitely be buying a membership, and you sure as heck know that I had coupons for admission, and for the membership LOL

Here's the elephants that Lexi loved so much!

Too bad we couldn't pet them. Maybe we'll go to the circus sometime soon so she can pet them.

I was so scared that this polar bear would fall into the ditch they have to prevent the animals from escaping. His paws were curling on the edge, it was very nerve-wrecking.

Note: No, the polar bear isn't hurt/dead, he's sleeping. It was a very hot day so I don't blame him.

She wasn't so excited about the rhinoceros though.

She loved the train with daddy!

These were the deer and peacocks. Yes, they keep them in the same cage apparently. We also saw some of Santa's reindeer a little later on the trip.

This is the baby leopard, she was so pretty. She kept pacing around her cage.

Turtles, fish, and crocodiles... Oh my! There were a couple red-ish, pink birds, but I can't remember their names.

This is also part of the Zoo's newest exhibit, Rainforest Falls. It was so beautiful, so really humid, and you couldn't bring in strollers. :(

Mommy, Jayden and Lexi. Jayden was amazed by the water.

Monday, April 27, 2009

March for Babies Walk

Well, the March for Babies walk went great! Here's some pictures (my hubby is in blue, I'm in white, he's pushing the double stroller) :

We're up under the bridge in this next one:

We were with our Momlikeme team the whole time, which included 2 single strollers, a double stroller, and a triple stroller! The mom pushing the triple stroller was amazing! Didn't need help at all!

I'll be back later on to post about our zoo trip after the walk! Lexi loved it!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

GDA: Clorox Wipes at Target

Clorox wipes are $2.54 at my Target, go to http://www.cloroxclassrooms.com/ for a B2G1 MQ (print twice) and on the Target Coupon Database, there are $1/1 TQ. YMMV, but I was able to use 3 TQ with 1 MQ and get all 3 for $2.08!

Tops Supermarkets Amazing Shopping Trip!!

So I went to 2 different locations and I'm sooo glad I did! I originally went into the stores looking for the 6 pk. of Aquafina Flavorsplash that is on sale for $2 this weekend and came out with 119 items for less than $94!!!

Between the 2 stores I got:

32 6-packs of Aquafina Flavorsplash $3.79 originally
79 cans of Juicy Juice on clearance $2.45 originally
5 packages of Halls cough drops $1.49 originally
1 Marcal 24 pk. toilet paper $7.99 originally
2 Marcal Tissues $1.79 originally
-$57.28 sale on Aquafina
-$96.38 clearance Juicy Juice
-$2.99 sale Marcal toilet paper
-$1.58 sale Marcal tissues
-32 $1/1 Aquafina Flavorsplash (Thanks Moonflower, Kayline, and momto3ms!!)
-39 $1/2 Juicy Juice
-5 $0.75/1 Halls (doubled to FREE)
-1 $2.00/1 Marcal 6 pk. or larger toilet paper
-2 $1/1 Marcal tissues (FREE)

Total spent: $93.17
Total saved: $240.68

I kind of want to see if any other locations have more clearance Juicy Juice, but I'm sure my hubby would kill me. So, heads up for everyone: the canned Juicy Juice will be officially gone from all stores soon, they are going to the more eco-friendly plastic bottle.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


So, anyone who knows my family knows that we LOVE chocolate. The same goes for the little ones in the family. I ordered some fudge from a fellow member on a coupon forum and I stupidly left it on the table while I tended to my son. Well, Lexi got ahold of it and literally tore the foil off and dove in! I don't think it'll last through tomorrow. Thank you KeizerElf for the best fudge ever! If anyone wants to know how to get ahold of her, let me know. It's delicious!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

March of Dimes: March For Babies

The March for Babies walk is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. The walk is on April 26th, and it's a 3.5 mile walk.

If you are wondering why I think it's such a great cause, here are 3 beautiful reasons:
This cause really hits home for me because I would have had my daughter at 5 1/2 months gestation and my son at 7 months if not for my great OB/GYN (among other things), and thankfully had them only a few weeks early. My friend's son was born 3 months early and because of good hospital staff and the March For Babies, he's a happy healthy 4 year old. The last 2 times I was able to do the walk since his birth, I was pregnant and on bed rest to prevent my own premature deliveries, so I'm really excited to walk proudly with both of my healthy children.

If anyone would like to help me reach my goal and donate to this great cause, you can click on the link to the right. You can donate any amount on the right hand side of the page.

Here's where your money would be going:
"77% of every dollar supports research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And your funds are used to bring comfort and information to families whose baby was born too soon, or sick."

Any donation amount is appreciated! It truly is a great cause.

Coupon Swap #2

Back in February, we did a local coupon swap, which was a big hit!!! Well, come May 5th, we will be doing another one! I'll be speaking at that one too so if anyone has any questions, please let me know. And of course, I'll be back to add the pictures from that one too :)