Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coupons, Zumba, and a cute little light!

So, I haven't blogged lately....for a few reasons. 1. I've been super busy just keeping our heads above the water as we go about our daily lives, 2. I haven't felt I had a whole lot to say or had the energy to type it, 3. I have been chasing a VERY active and mobile 13 month old, and 4. I have a new addiction to couponing that consumes more of my limited time than it should!!

But, I have the motivation tonight so while Lottie is enjoying a nice long bath I will sit in the bathroom floor and write! First topic- COUPONS!! I'm obsessed! I have dabbled in coupons over the past 2 years in attempt to save our family money but recently I started keeping up with some coupon websites and learning the ins and outs of it all! I have been printing coupons and tracking my savings! SO MUCH FUN! Honestly, just clipping and then organizing, and planning is like a hobby and a really nice outlet for some quiet "mommy" time! If that alone isn't enough, it is even better when you see the $ amounts drop at the register! Today for instance, I spent $19 at Target on 12 items (including formula for a baby gift) and saved $22! I even got 5 items for free and 2 items for only 2 cents!!! Anyhow, I hope to post a blog about all I'm learning but heads up--if you talk to me I'll probably tell you all about the deals I'm finding!

On to another topic... ZUMBA! I've only been once but this might be obsession #2 for 2011! Three of my fun girlfriends and I went to Zumba at the local skating rink last night! It was so fun! It was only $5 at the door and there were probably close to 100 ladies there! The music was loud and the class was a blast! I of course have terrible dance skills and laughed my way through the class as I made up my own moves but it was great! I am so so sore today though! Apparently there were LOTS of muscles in my body that hadn't moved like that in awhile! Anyhow, fun fun night out with the girls and I'm really hoping to make this a weekly event!

And finally, my last topic... our sweet baby girl is growing up so fast! She is at such a fun stage where she is getting "smart" and teachable. Lately we have been doing a lot of baby signs and learning to follow some simple directions. But, by far, my most favorite new skill is that she holds her tiny little pointer finger up and moves it along when we sing "This Little Light of Mine!" It is ADORABLE!!!! I'm hoping to capture it on video soon so I can share!

Anyhow, that is the fun update that I had the urge to share! Hopefully I won't go as long without blogging again!