Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Sweet Recessionista Shopping..

Went on my first shopping trip using the advice from a couponing class held by my friends cousin, her blog is "A Sweet Sale" and she uses the website Grocery Smarts. My friend Kristy Egan started a few weeks ago and now that I am back in town I have been itching to get started. Here are the stats on my first trip:
Items Purchased: 3 Gallons of Winder Farm Milk, 7 boxes of name brand cereal, 2 boxes of Wheat Thins, 2 bottles of fancy Dawn detergent, 1 box of foil and 2 Colgate Whitening toothpaste.
Cost: $14.58
Savings: $49.62
The cost of the website she uses and her advice is zero.
She holds classes if anyone is interested I would be happy to host another one here at my house. Its truly amazing if you take a little time, (the class teaches you how to get organized) the amount of money that can be saved on quality products! Hope everyone starts doing it to!

Monday, March 30, 2009


My local Krispy Kreme is no longer providing a free donut when the hot sign is on. I seen the sign on today while heading to Hobby Lobby, and my sister not usually living with me, has not really experienced the pleasure of the hot sign. It's lure is very enticing to a newbie. So in we go, and we were slammed in the face with a sign that says something about how they would love to give us a free hot donut as long as we purchase something. Sad. Now the economy is really hitting home. Good thing I am a total recessionista!
P.S. I do know that I am supposed to be on a diet. But when have I ever had self control.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spending time in DC..

Top Ten Things That Have Been Happening in the Last Week in the DC Metro Area Potter Style:

10. Chuck got his big toe lanced and drained. I mean who get's an ingrown toenail on vaca?
9. Roman has been taking off his diaper and peeing all over my mother in laws white carpet.
8. We have had the pleasure of sitting in 3 hours worth of beltway traffic on a Friday night.
7. Discovered that $4 for milk is a steal and hamburger is on sale for $3.99 a pound.
6. I got a kidney infection. And having pelvic pain flair ups. I must have been a witch in my past life.
5. The weather has gone from beautiful 80 degree sunshine to effin snow.
4. No one carries Diet A&W.
3. Roman is repeating everything I say. Including calling his dad a Pain in the ASS.
2. The cable and internet went out for 5 hours Thursday night. Just in time for AI results.
2.a. At least my mother-in-law and hubs couldn't fight about what to watch.
1. I almost decided to move back here when I ate at the real, old school original Japanese Steak House named Sakura that prevails big time compared to Tempanyaki in Utah. I was tempted.

We head to the beach this week. No pics until we get home though. Forgot my camera cord and I am way to cheap to go buy another just so I can blog.

Post Script. My little sister is coming to stay with us for a while. That means the Palmers are overtaking the Potter household. This makes me smile inside, and a little nervous. And scared. Yes neighbors. One more car in our driveway.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Motivation Picture.

Do you have an old picture that you look and think, that's what I really look like. This chubby body is just temporary. Yeah- well this is "that" picture for me. I looked like this during high school and my early 20's. Before fertility drugs, emotional eating, stress and a pregnancy made me a little more rounded. On my birthday a month ago I made a deal with myself that I was going to be healthy, physically and mentally, by the time I turn 30 next year. Anyways- kinda a dumb post but I found this picture today while cleaning and was just talking to my mom about it last week, how I wanted to find it. I think finding it today was a sign that I need to get with the program.

I have been major lame this month with blogging but I have been trying to enjoy this nice weather, (who knew 50's is NICE, gotta love spring). Roman and I have gone to the park almost everyday and have had some other fun adventures. We leave on Friday for almost 3 weeks to DC. So I will keep up with my blog and all the fun things we have done. Now I must finish cleaning and then headed to the Zoo with my son and Dad (this is what grandpa wanted to do on his birthday) :) ( I love my parents.) to enjoy this glorious 60 degree weather. HAPPY SPRING!
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