Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thank You Krazy Coupon Lady!

I was home sick the other day and saw "The Krazy Coupon Lady" on KTVB. She was showing how she purchased a bunch of groceries for like $7 using coupons. So, I decided that with the economy the way it is & Mike having to take a pay cut, I would start couponing. (Couponing: [koo-pon-ing, Kyoo-] (v.) the practice of redeeming discount coupons in order to save money.) It is c.r.a.z.y. how much of a learning curve there is if you really want to coupon. I have been reading tons of blogs and trying to nail down the lingo. Today I checked the Kraxy Coupon Lady blog http://krazycouponlady.blogspot.com and saw a post for this hula umbrella at Rite-Aid and how to get it FREE! Well almost free... I jetted to Rite-Aid and lunch and scored my 1st crazy coupon deal. I paid...are you ready for this....29 cents!!! Basically, I paid tax!!! I was SUPER excited!! The theme for Janele & Josh's combo bachelor/bachelorette party is a luau, so this umbrella is going to be perfect!!
I am so excited! I can't wait to get the hang of this whole couponing thing and get my pantry & freezer stocked! Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bridal Shower

Saturday was my sister Janele's bridal shower.

I wanted her to have a wonderful experience, so I took two days off work to prep. The original plan was to have the party in my backyard...mother nature did not cooperate, so due to rain we moved the party inside. (Thank goodness we have a big family room!)
The party was wonderful! We had lots of yummy food, good drinks and good friends! A big thank you to those wonderful helpers who came early to help me get set-up! I could not have pulled it all together without you! Chelsea did a fantastic job on the cakes...they were so pretty I didn't want to cut them! I did of course because I do so love cake!! :-)

We played some fun games and and the weather even cleared up enough later for an outside photo!

I hope Janele had a wonderful time. Next up, the bachelorette luau! :)