Monday, April 18, 2011


So, I really should have put this up earlier, but better late than never ;) For anyone actually checking my blog this late, check out this site:

I think you have till the end of tonight to enter to win a $100 Visa card! And, then if you want, in the "Who referred you" part, you can put in "White Flower Boutique". Which brings me to the second part of this post and why I'm advertising the site above. Tomorrow my sister's site and business is being featured as one of the giveaways! :) So, if you're interested in winning (and it's all completely free!) check out the site tomorrow to enter for the chance to win! Even if you don't have your own daughter, it's a great gift. :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And There is No Queen of England!

So, maybe we haven't been completely strict with our money like I kind of mentioned in the last post. We recently made two movie purchases.

Two weeks ago I was at Target (making my first pregnancy clothing purchases), and Matt was at Fry's (an electronic store like Best Buy). He calls me and says, "I'm going to get you a present". I tried to tell him not to, but he rarely listens to me. ;)  Well, he saw Tangled playing on the TVs and we've heard lots of people say they really liked it, plus it was a good deal. It was really cute and we both enjoyed it! You can't really go wrong with a Disney movie.

Our second movie purchase just happened this Monday. Last weekend we got Megamind in the mail from Netflix. I LOVED it. The Mr was slightly disappointed that I seemed to like it more than Tangled, but I couldn't help it. I thought the music in Megamind was great! And I just haven't learned the songs to Tangled yet; so maybe with time I'll like it more. ;) So, on Monday we decided to just purchase it, and we've already watched it again. This is a clip of my favorite part of the movie:

In the movie Megamind's best friend's name is Minion. Matt has decided he's going to refer to our children as minions now. :)

What's Cooking?

I wish I could say I haven't posted anything new in a while because we've been SO busy with fun and exciting things... But then I'd be lying. So, this is pretty much just a little update on what we've been doing... or haven't been doing.

Well, this week I'm 30 weeks along! I am glad it's down to, hopefully, the last 7-10 weeks.
Me at 30 weeks (my face looks weird :S)
We went shopping last month for some of our first baby purchases. And I refuse to go again till the end of this month. For those of you who don't know I studied accounting, and both my parents have finance or accounting backgrounds. What's this mean? It means I'm cheap and try hard to save money and search for the best deals. Even if that means procrastinating what has to be done. So, all we have bought so far are 2 boxes of diapers and crib bedding. I left the store and wanted to return it all (happens quite frequently when I shop). I figured we could put the baby in a box with a blanket, or my sister suggested a laundry basket. She really won't know the difference as long as she's comfortable, right? (I really had these thoughts; maybe that makes me a bad parent already?)

Anyway, now I'm trying to see if I can make any of the bedding for cheaper. The only problem with this idea is that I am GREAT at starting projects or having a wonderful idea, I'm just really bad at finishing or following through. So, hopefully I can get at least an easy thing, like a dust ruffle for the crib, made before the baby comes.

So, really there isn't much else going on. With gas prices ridiculously high, a baby coming, and housing prices still pretty high here in the Seattle area, we find ourselves at home a lot trying to save money.

However, there is one other thing that is always on my mind: DINNER. I really despise coming up with dinner ideas for the week. I don't know why it's so hard for me, but it is. I like to come up with a week full of dinners, then I can make one shopping trip and hopefully save me time and money! But I also get paranoid about repeating meals. I could care less about eating the same thing over and over, or eating mac and cheese or ramen noodle. But there is someone else to feed in this home besides me. Not that he's picky, I just like to have variety for him.

And, I should mention, I don't really like to cook. My interest has grown some since I've been married. But I'm really really slow (Seriously, ask my husband. I look at a recipe and the estimated time and double it to know how long it'll really take me.) when it comes to cooking, or doing anything. (I can't help it!) So, the easier the recipe, the better. And the fewer the ingredients, the better for my wallet! It seems I'm asking for a lot, but I've been doing better at getting a list of meals each week. I'm keeping track of all the ones we like in hopes to collect around 90 recipes that we like. Then I can just choose from there, or create a 3 month schedule and rotate it, and this way no meal is eaten more than about 4 times a year! You all probably think I'm crazy, but I'm loving my plan. :) Life will be so much easier.

That was lots of writing! Sorry! Unfortunately not many pictures from the past month and a half. But we're hoping to take a small weekend trip in the next week or two, so maybe then I'll have something interesting to post about :)