Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good Deals & Good Eats

So last Sunday I went out run a couple errands. I saw a scarf online that I wanted from Old Navy... Little did I know that AWESOME deals I would get sucked into! :) So the things below... I got all these for $10!! Each item was about $2. I got a nice black shirt, the gray striped long sleeved tee, green tank, teal tank, and yoga pants! What a Steal!! I love bargains like this!! I did buy the scarf... but it was the same price as the 5 items!

So then I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond. I got a coupon and saw a vacuum online. We have problems with our vacuums - we have two sitting in our house... and of course they both kind of have their own issues. So I got a new one... This one was normally an $80 vacuum and it was marked down to $50 and then I had a 20% off coupon so I got this for $40!! It looks a little strange...but it has awesome suction.. which I need with the two dogs running around!!So in the last week I have making alot of new recipes! Here is what I have been busy making! :)
Last Saturday night - Ranch Pork Roast and Potatoes

Monday Night - Egg Bake and Muffins Friday Night - Pesto Chicken, Salad and Breadsticks

Saturday Night - Penne and Sausage Bake

My hungry looking dogs looking on... they are giving me the faces for they could get some scraps!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gimpy Limpy

Brandi - or Gimpy Limpy - as we have been calling her the past week because she is having alot of problems with BOTH paws. So last weekend I looked outside and saw blood all over the snow. I kinda freaked out - but we finally found the cause - Brandi had a broken nail. So after stopping the bleeding we put on a little make shift bandage with a sock. She hated it but it worked...

So a few days ago I looked outside and saw blood again.... It was her other paw now.
It wouldn't stop bleeding so we took her into the vet the next day and found that this time she had a growth on her paw that split open - so now we have to keep her paw protected. Brandi hates her sock and she has chewed through many socks already. She is funny to watch because she just hobbles around... Poor doggie :(

So Todd brought home some beautiful roses for me... I thought this was a cute picture of Bella smelling the roses.

This is another cute one of Bella... She is just such a cute dog!!! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy 2010 to Everyone! It is a new year, and with a new year always comes resolutions. Resolutions that never stick... but I am determined to make my many resolutions stick this year... so instead I am calling them "goals."
I think goals has a better ring to it. One of the goals that I want to have this year is to blog once a week. I don't know if this will stick but it is a good way to keep up my writing skills. I used want to be an author when I was in third grade... and though I have no desire to be an author, I think its good to keep up writing...

Other goals that I have for the year?

* Learn to cook! I want to put all the cook books I got for our wedding to good use! I have it my head that I want to try a new recipe each week. I have a dozen cook books sitting in my kitchen... so let's see how that works!

* Keep a budget! Eek! I HATE budgets... but it is a good way to see where all our hard earned money goes and to Save!

* Exercise! Todd got a Wii for Christmas so we went out and got a Wii fit. They make so many games out there to help you work out... and it doesn't feel like you are working out when you are playing a video game.

Maybe by putting this out in cyberspace I will ACTUALLY fulfill some or all of these goals for the year... so far so good... but then again it is 3 days into the new year!

Well off I go to make French Toast... Todd and I got two FREE loaves of bread at a local bakery on New Year's Day. I thought I should put it to good use... so off I go!