Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Ritas Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and to me that means free Rita's Water Ice! Most people down here are not too familiar with Rita's, yet it WONDERFUL. You may think it is like Italian Ice, yet it is much smoother and sweeter. If you have never tried it you must try it tomorrow- its free! Check out the website to see the closest location near you! I suggest the cream ices, like Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, and Brownie Chunk. The typical fruity flavors and good as well, my favorite is peach. I hope you get a chance to go with friends tomorrow and check it out! I hope to be a various locations throughout the day :) Yum!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Warm Weather

After months of waiting through fall and winter, warmer weather is just around the corner. I know this warm spell of 75-80 degree weather is not here to last, by knowing that the harsh temperatures of winter are almost gone is very exciting. I have been sick more this winter than any winter season yet. I like to brag about having a good immune system, never missing a beat during the cold seasons, yet this winter hit me hard. I don't know if I should attribute that to kindergarten germs or my immune system, yet whatever it is I am ready for spring. We enjoyed a lot of "firsts" this weekend that will soon turn into our normal warm weather routines!
1. Our first picnic on the beach on Friday night.
2. We enjoyed our first bonfire with friends on Friday night.
3. First beach trip of the season.
4. First cookout of the season with Hunter and Erin, yummy burgers on the grill.
5. First flip-flop day (for me, Marty has been enjoying his already)
6. First hammock naps of the season
7. Unfortunately, first sun-burn of the season :(

I hope you were able to get out and about and enjoy this beautiful weather this weekend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The power of the ordinary coupon

I have always thought about coupon clipping. I have even tried it once or twice before. Yet recently we have been discovering the shear power of the Sunday paper coupons. I did say "we". Marty even enjoys a good hunt for a bargain, and he is very helpful since he is much better at math than I am :) After clipping together on Sunday and getting excited about our weekly menu, Marty went to the store today while I was at school. He called after work so excited to share that he saved $40.00! That is real money! When a guy gets excited about that you know it must be good. When I got home, we realized that he forgot the much needed yogurt- the primary thing for my lunches at school. We remember that we had a coupon for 1.00, and that it was on sale for 1.99. The coupon can be doubled at our store, so the coupon turned into 2.00 off of 1.99- free yogurt! While at the store we found some Sun Chips (a favorite) that were on sale for 3.00, and had a 1.00 coupon on it that could be doubled. Do the math- 1.00 Sun Chips. At the check-out counter, we spent 1.08 on a 6-pack of yogurt and big bag of Sun Chips. Jasmine, the cashier, congratulated us. We are not coupon crazy or obsessed, yet who doesn't get pumped about saving that amount of money. If you are desiring to stay in a budget, this is such an easy way to save some bucks without sacrificing the brands/food you enjoy. Let me know about your money saving ideas, I am new to this and I know there are plenty of other great ideas out there.