Our July 4th!

Monday, July 4, 2011 9:25 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
We kept it pretty low key this year since the boys were not here and they are the ones that are really into the bigger things and Brooklyn still shows a lot of fears. The festival here is just so big the lines are so long that it's not really worth it for her and we decided to stay out of the heat. Not much fun this year with the burn bans in effect! We wanted to see the fire works but the traffic is just ridiculous to even get to see that!

So we decided to stay home this year and stay in and I printed out Brooklyn a free coloring sheet to decorate and made these as treats!

Mini ice-cream sandwiches
Sprinkles or nonpareils
Colorful cupcake liners

First, skewer mini ice-cream sandwiches on popsicle sticks.

Then, press the exposed filling into a plate of sprinkles or nonpareils.

To keep mess to a minimum, serve the pops in colorful cupcake liners

12 ounces white chocolate chips (we melted marshmallows)
Blue sugar or edible glitter

Melt 12 ounces of white chocolate chips in a microwave according to the package directions (make sure the container and the berries are dry; even a little moisture will alter the texture of the candy).

One at a time, dip strawberries into the chocolate and then into blue sugar or edible glitter.

Set them to harden on waxed paper.

Makes 35 to 45 decorated berries.

Our Visit to Oklahoma the last week!

8:36 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Our visit home to Oklahoma to see family this last week was a great one. Didn't get to see as many family members as I had hoped to see. I couldn't get a hold of a lot of the family and was very dissapointed in a lot of the family members who couldn't even take time to call and try to catch up with us while in town or even stop by. Especially given the fact that instead of us running all around town trying to visit all of the family this time I was at my moms just about the entire time so we were very easy to catch!
I've got to call the dr when they open back up from the holiday because I think my thyroid may be back off. I thought I was just over done from the trip at first but I slept most of my trip there and feel bad for it but it was also nice to get the chacne to get to catch up on the sleep and have the opportunity to do so with my mom helping. I slept around a full 8 hours every evening and then napped every day 3-4 hours and was still exhausted every day!!!
I was really excited to get to catch up with my old friend Sara who I haven't seen the last few trips and was long over due! I miss seeing and talking to her so much and her little boy is a cutie!
I also got to see one of my besties Misty while I was in town! I hoped to see her more but both of us had pretty off schedules between me being a lazy bum and her busy schedule lol Maybe that's why she divorced me? muuaaah j/k!

I got to see Bryan's parents a few times and a visit with Grandma Cleata and Bill as well as my brother Travis and sister in law.

The kids didn't want to go much of anywhere with the heat and just enjoyed the luxury of hanging out in my parents pool every day for hours at a time haha

I decided to come back early because Bryan was really wanting me to come home and was kinda down with some things going on. So I dropped the boys with my ex mother in law for her to keep a few days while in town visiting so they could see that side of the family and I'm going to meet up with her tomorrow half way between to get them back. They are really enjoying that and getting to get some time at the lake!

7/4 Savings!

7:40 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Yesterday I saved $48 and spent $62 at HEB for the few groceries I needed to get for this pay check.

My savings and deals today!!

Free Chickfila Chicken Sandwhich Coupon after completing receipt survey!

First stop Toys R Us!
3 back packs - $12.99 ea
3 lunch boxes - FREE
4 boxes of crayons - B1G1 FREE
4 boxes of markers - B1G1 FREE
4 expo marker packs - B1G1 FREE
1 Large popcicle - $.25
2 Pepsis - $.25

Saved $49 and spent $62!!

Took back crayons and markers I previously bought with school supplies
the other day and got $11 back for those. Came out to be about the same in
price BUT I came out with extra supplies with the free ones to use at home!

2nd Stop Target!!

Transaction #1

2 Tide Stain Release - $8.99 sale, $3 off coupon on ea, $5 target card = $3.49ea
2 Shick Womens Razors - $6.49 sale, b1g1 coupon, $1 coupon, $5 target card = $.25ea

Transaction #2 (applied the 2 Target cards issued above to 2nd transaction)

2 Aveno Baby - $4.49ea, $1 off coupon x2 = $3.49ea
2 Gerber Grad Meals - $1.79, $1 off coupon x2 = $.79ea
3 Venus Shavers - $4.99 sale, $2.00 off coupon x3 = $2.99ea
2 Oral B Kids Electric Toothebrushes - $5.09 sale, $3 off coupon, $2 off coup = $2.50ea
1 Notebook - $.99
2 Yoplait Gogurts - 2 for $4.50, $.75 off coupon x2 = $1.75ea
1 2pk Playtex Sippy Cups - $4.89, $1 off coupon, $2 off coupon = $1.89

Total Saved $55 and spent $38

3rd Stop Wallgreens!!

Transaction #1

1 Gillette Fusion Razor - $9.99, $4.00 off copon, $5 Register Reward = .$99
1 Glide Floss - $2.99, $.75 off coupon, $1 Register Reward = $1.25

Transaction #2 (applied register rewards from above)

2 Oral B Toothe Brushes - 2 for $2 sale, $2 off coupon = FREE
1 Crest Toothepaste - $2.99 sale, $2 off coupon = $.99
4 Sausage Link Packs - $.99ea sale
6 Ajax - $.33ea sale
1 Herbal Essence Shampoo - $3.00 sale, $3 off coupon = FREE

Total Saved $28 and spent $18