Well I wanted to make a costume for my 3 year old for Halloween however just haven't found the inspiration or time. However I just went to kmart yesturday and all of their Halloween costumes are 50% off so tonight we will be going to pick up costumes for 1 or both of the kids and we will already be getting a great discount. Also I noticed a lot of their Halloween candy is on sale, and don't forget it is Super Doubles week. Super doubles K-mart will double coupons up to $2 so a $2 coupon becomes a $4 coupon, it's a wonderful week. Also this week at VG's grocery they have land o lakes spreadable butter on sale for $1 each so with my $.50 cent coupons being doubled these will be free to me. :D
Part of being a good christian person is thinking of others, did you ever hear the phrase "It takes a village" I truly believe this. It is amazing how much people have an effect on your children, as I was thinking of those that had lasting effects on me. My Aunt that I was very close to once said to me as we were driving down the road and saw an accident on the side of the road, she prayed, and then said to me; "Whenever I hear or see an ambulance siren, I pray for the people involved - the victims of the incident as well as the workers trying to provide service to them." Now as an adult I have taught my husband this, and plan to teach this to our children. It is a wonderful way to think of others and help them pray when they are not always able to. It goes back to some of the basic rules of life; Treat others as you would like to be treated. I would hope that someone was praying for myself or my family if we were in need. So today think of someone that needs your prayers and pray for them, you don't even have to know their name. You could just pray for someone you see a lot.
Most of you that know me and are reading this are laughing, probably uncontrollably on the floor. Well I found this website that I absolutely love and it really does help to me my a.d.d. behind somewhat organized. Here is the site:
They have a household notebook that helps you have a place for EVERYTHING to go. Address book, personal information, family information, rental list's, cleaning list's, menu's, and so much more great stuff. They have a sister site (I believe it is ran by the same person) that site is called:
This site has a grand plan countdown to get you all ready for Christmas everything from what you are going to wear to what you will serve or bring for dinner partys, decorations to buying/making gifts. It is a great Christmas planner, I always get over whelmed at this time of year (having to do with my a.d.d.) and never know what to do/buy/make/wear lol I can't think straight, which is usually because I am so excited that I simply can't focus. This give's a countdown that has you ready for Christmas by Thanksgiving so you can enjoy your hoildays and all the little extra gatherings that come with them.
Most of you are probably thinking how on earth does this have to do with savings??? For most that do not plan ahead they end up spending much moremoney, time (time is money), and stress. So if you have everythning planned out you won't have to spend as much money, time, or get so stressed. Sad to say that the coming hoildays are the most stressful time of year for a lot of people. For me it is my favorite time of year and this planner helps to make it much more so, and far less stress. I have found that by sitting down and thinking everything out I don't over buy and keep it all within a healthy limit. Merry Christmas to all!!! Never too soon to celebrate :D
Ok I have taken forever since I last wrote in my blog first I will admit that I couldn't figure out my password, lol, and then things just got crazy with life in general. Recently we sold our $850 car that is in my first post we sold it for a little more then 4 times what we bought it for. This money will be going towards my new (well new to me :D ) mini van, that I am very excited about. Sad to say but I have figured out it is just a must have for me, I just didn't have enough room in the car with all the stuff I tote along normally. So this week I will start posting regularlly again.
I have many people ask why I want to children to home school my children, there are many answers to this question first of which is to protect my child from the world, yes I do know that one day he/she will live in the world but I would like to take my chance to train my child up right so that they do not stray from their faith. Also plenty of people ask how my child will be able to be around their peers if they do not learn social skills, this assumption of homeschooling kids being completely unsociable is a pet peeve of mine. First kids don't need to be around kids of their age ALL the time, second my children are involved in play groups, church groups, and get to go to other social functions public schools are not the only way for kids to get socialized and trully who thinks it's that great of an idea for kids to be around other kids all the time, look at all the teens/young kids smoking, drinking, having sex, being cruel to other kids and learning from each other lots of other negative things.