Monday, May 31, 2010

Costco is Expencive.

I am just proud of myself for getting something that we were running low on for less than half of the cost of Costco. Out here the toilet paper and paper towels are about 17.99 bucks a package and over at Target they are on sale for 10.99 or 11.99. Target has a store coupon for both of them and so does the manufacture. Then when you buy two of the items you get a five dollar gift card. So they come out to 6.99 each (I checked out in my garrage and they are the same size package). This is one of the many reasons that I like shopping at Target.
There is also coupons for the scrubbing bubbles automatic toilet sprayer. There is a coupon on target's site and then there is one on the SC Johnson's site. It comes out to free and plus there is a 5 dollar rebate for every three SC Johnson items that you buy. I have made money from SC Johnson and I love all of the toilet brushes that I have gotten.
Last week went I went to target I was able to get alot of Kraft foods for buy one get three free with all of my coupons wich is an awesome deal. Thank you Kraft for mailing me coupons. I am thinking of getting rid of our costco card because I never go to costco any more because if I look through the ads it is cheaper to go some place else.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: Diaper Winner.

If you were reading before, I started using cloth diapers. I said that I would let everyone know which one I thought was the best. And the winner is: SmartiPants!

This is a all in one, pocket diaper. What is different about this pocket diaper is that there is an opening in the front and in the back. Because there is an opening on both sides it is easy to get the soaker (the cushening that soaks up the pee) in and out of the diaper. Some of the other pocket diapers it was dificult to let the soaker lay flat and then after the baby pees the diaper is super soggy on one side. Because the way that the SmartiPants are made they are also easy to clean.
The price is affordable for these diapers. They run about 15 dollars compared to 20 dollars for most of the other diapers.

Now here comes the looser. Happy Heinys. They come in cute patterns and they are popular so I though that I would try them out. They are also a one size diaper: that's nice. Here is the down side to them. They leak because it's hard to get the soakers to lay flat in their huge pocket. the elastic doen't seem secure so if the baby's poop isn't solid you'll have a mess. They don't fit well because the velcro is too square and doen't hug the baby's curves like it should. The velro is rough and feels like it will wear out in about a year. The cost is about 20 dollars a diaper. And the last problem with this diaper is that my baby has no problem slipping out of this diaper once she pees.

Most of the time those cute prints are covered up and I think it is way worth it to have a diaper that is easier to use. If you want a cute print I would go for any other diaper than Happy Heinys.

Ugh. This is why I don't like some people.

This guy bothers me. What happened before all of the emails was that he stole some little girls from the park thinking that they might of been my nieces shoes but they were two and a half sizes too small and I pointed that out. He took them from the park when there were other children there and then after he took them he wouldn't return them. I yelled at him saying that he needed to return them. I returned them and there wasn't a child left playing at the park. Here is the email that he's sent me and the ones that I have sent back:

"i am writing to tell you that i did not like the way you treated me at grandma carsons for one your not the boss of me and 2 im not a kid i am an adult and i expect to be treated that way. if you want me to do some thing you ask you dont order me around. another thing if you would have asked in a nice way i would have said ok one sec my turn is next let me take my turn and i will go. now i am not sending you this message to harp on you at all im just sending you this message to explain how i deal with things and so you know me a little bit better. if you treat me the same way as before you will get the same response or even a more harsh of a response. i do not show respect to those who dont earn it. this is how i am and will never change. i hope we can have at least an under standing now. sending you good wishes."
This is from the other person.
I'm going to point out how he says that he doesn't show respect to those who don't earn it. In November this person sat two feet away from a choking one year old that was my daughter, while I was doing dishes, I stopped and ran into the other room to her seeing that this guy was sitting two feet away I asked him if he was going to do anything and he said it wasn't his kid. I shouldn't be shocked anymore by the actions or lack of action from this person but he still shocks me.

"I did ask you and two hours later you still hadn't returned the shoes. If those were my kids shoes and they went missing and two hours later they were still gone I would of though that they were gone for good. It just shows your kind of character. In the meantime I'll stick to my business."
For real. Does he not understand this concept? He took some two year olds shoes and wouldn't return them after he said that he would.

"it was 45 min and you were pulling attitude the whole time. and the first time i did not respond to you because beeb jumped in and said lets wait and see and i didnt know bris size. look im not here for an argument or an apology im simply seeing if i can work things out between you and me so we dont have that problem again that is all if im just wasting my time then i guess it would be best for us to keep to our selves like you had said at first."
That sure sounds like he wants an apology. He's waisting his time because now I really don't trust him and he is trying to manipulate me trying to get me to think that he is a good person. If I were his boss he would be fired.

"[other persons name], I treat you like a child because you act like one."
That was me just seeing what he would do. I feel like he is less responsible than my four year old so I do treat him like a child. I am such a bitch!

"how do i act like one??? the one who acted childish wasn't me. i want the one copping the attitude the whole time and like i said if your not going to be nice then why should i do some thing or even listen to you. and all i did was tell you to chill because i didn't like the way you were treating me and you treated me like a child from the start so dont give me that i act like one especially when you haven't been around me enough to know who i am and how i act. personally i was going to wait and talk to you at grandmas but i figured i should wait until you were cooled off. and i have also told you i dont give respect to those who disrespect me."
email from the other person, and I thought that my gramer was bad. Tiss, Tiss, Tiss, listen to that tone of voice. He's still talking? I still respect myself for not being a bum. I really can't stand you. So I would of never cooled off. I would of punched you even if I have gone to anger management, it would be so worth it to go again just for that one moment.

"When ever I see you, you give me the same impression and now you are the one that is asking for an apology when you were the one that was irresponsible. I DON"T OWE YOU RESPECT! YOU HAVEN'T EARNED IT!"
That's me pissed off. All that he has done is point fingers at me when he can't correct his own problems. I could say so may foul things abou this guy.

"no i didnt say you owe me respect and i know its earned but you can still be nice. and i already said im not looking for an apology im just seeing if we can work this out thats all. now it dosnt happen verry often but there are some people that disrespect me and i dont go persuing a apology i go and try to be friends with them to see if maby i can gain another friend. im saying i would like to be friends i dont care really that you disrespected me. im past that point and now i just want to see if i can gain a friend. thats all. im doing this because im not some one who wants to make enemies especially with family. now i know im not quite family yet but i would still like to be friends. and this is why im trying to work this out with you........ any way its up to you."
What the hell? He should know by now that I am not going to be nice to him. All that he's been doing is pissing me off. Now he wants to be buddies while saying that I disrespect him. You can read all of the crap that he just said about me. I haven't responded back because he's all "it's up to you". All of this just fills me with rage and makes me want to punch the guy in the face. I even told my mother in law about this guy and I commented on how I have rage issues and he told me for something like this it's normal. My mother in law is super sweet and I wasn't expecting that from her.

"you know jen you have just showed that you are a horrible judge of people. now im not 100% sure what all you said but i have nothing against you or your family so why you would think i would try to harm any one in your family is beyond me but if you think i would try to harm any one you are paranoid. and i will tell you what if you want to actually know what goes on with me then come talk to me and get the facts instead of assuming that i am trying to do some thing when im not. and use this as proof that you dont know me so if you want to get to know me come talk to me instead of trying to observe when you have nothing to go off of for back ground info to prove your thoughts."
I think it's ironic how I don't say anything and then he judges me more. What I said is that I don't trust the guy and I think that he is irresponsible because of the experiences that I have seen. And because of these emails I have said a lot more like: I think he's a bum, he pisses me off, he bothers me and I don't like him. All that I have said are the things that I have "observed".
I find nothing wrong with being paranoid. I would rather keep my children safe then have harm come to them. Yea, I don't think I will talk to him anytime soon in the near future. I think any logical person would think the same as me. I am thinking that I will get a couple more emails from him before I email him back. I'm not going to email him back because I'll just stir up some contention.
It also irritates me that everything that he said that he wasn't going to do in the first email he does in one of the other emails. The whole time when reading his emails the thought that comes to mind is, "is this guy for real?".

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cloth Diaper Update

So I recived the diapers in the mail today. I washed all of the liners and Marilyn is trying them out. She likes them. She hasn't tried pulling them off and she hasn't tried scratching down there. Marilyn did pull off her shirt and when she woke up from her nap all that she was wearing was a diaper and a TuTu. It was too cute, I tried to get the camera to take a picture but it was too late.
From just look at the diapers I think the three best covers that I got were Smartipants, Kissaluvs, and gro baby. Overall I think the Kissaluvs have the best fit, but the Gro baby are the fastest to change. We'll see what kinds of liners and soakers are the best because sofar I have only tried one (and I got seven different kinds of soakers). Some of the liners are just a sheet of fabric, and some are a surged contored peice of fabric. Some of the soakers are contored and some are just ractangle. Some have different thickness in different arias, some are the same thickness all the way down. Some of the soakers are prefolds (that take up alot of space, and some other soakers look like a big ol maxi-pad. I think I am liking the micro fiber soakers more than the prfolds. So many different kinds of soakers and diapers. In about a month I'll let you know what is my number one. Blah, blah, blah, blah, BLAH, why the heck am I still talking?
I am leaving for a trip tomorrow so I will be using disposables then. I really don't want to wash week old diapers.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'm a Perv

So about a week ago Spencer and I were at Kenpo. I was wearing a loose fitting shirt. Towards the end of class when we were stretching, Spencer pointed out that I should wear a different shirt. I looked down and I saw strait down my shirt to my undies. Out of instint I looked around the class and there was a creepy guy that gave me eyebrows, a smirk and a head nod. I then called Spencer a perv. Spencer then pointed out that I was the perv because he wasn't the one that was thinking dirty. Now whenever the other guy looks at me he'll be thinking about how my shirt fits.

That is not the only short story. Today I was thanked for being a perv. Verbatim "Jen, you're such a perv. It's ok because you're rubbing off on [wife's name], thanks". He probably is just thanking me because I told his wife how to get a free bottle of twenty dollar K-Y. Maybe they tried it out. I do hang with his wife often because our kids are the same age. On rare occasions I tell her perverted stories but they are never X-rated. Rarely there are comments that are X-rated.

Perverted picture of the day:

Dolls that are in desperate need of a shopping spree.

Last time. this just happened right after I posted ithe blog so I am adding this a few hours after I posted everything else. I thought it went along with my theme. I just had to add this person that said politly that there are perverts out there. So here is goes:

My friend: Well shoot, I have no clean clothes for work today.....
Me: I guess you need to go naked. (I put that before I even posted this blog)
My freind's, freind: Glad to hear you didn't come in naked... We have too many perverts that come to our store that I'd be worried about you. (that perv would be me but I if I saw her naked I would just giggle and ask why she came to work naked)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a couponaholic.

It's the truth. I have gotten to the point where we are stocked up on all of our toiletries for the year. I keep on getting free full size bottles of lotion and hand soap. I have even gotten: cleaning supplies for free, games and toys for free. I was able to do it with coupons and sales. Whenever I see a sale for a brand I use, I go online to see if there are any coupons so I can get it for even less. If I noticed a store coupon and a manufactur's coupon I check to see what the price will be after the coupons just to make sure that it's less than the generic. I think I have gotten to the point where I know most of the sales at all of the drugstores out here and where all of the coupons are online for each brand name item.
I just think back to about a year ago when we were really tight on money and it seemed like every night we were having cheap chicken with potatoes, carrots, and onions. It was the cheapest thing that I could make. I have also mentioned that I make bread. The bread is ok to eat because I haven't gotten sick of it.
Now because of couponing we are able to get cereal, milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, and still stay in budget (before I was only able to get milk, eggs and meat every other week). It is hard to see the gallon of milk sitting in the cooler and looking at the tag that says that it's over five dollars a gallon and telling the kids that they can't have cold cereal in the morning because the milk cost too much. All that I need to do is to look at all of the advertisments before I go shoping to see what they have and what I can get while staying in budget, then go through all of the coupons to see if I can get a better deal on the food that I have. Some times the generic brand is cheaper than the brand name item with the sale and the coupon. Just keep an eye out.
I go to the store once to three a week. Once to the grocery store, once to a super center and once to a drug store and maybe the dollar store to see what they have. I have noticed that the produce is cheaper at the hispanic grocery stores while pre packed foods are cheaper over at a super center, and toiletries and cleaning supplies may be cheaper over at the super senter or the drugstore. You just need to check all of the adds. Because I have been getting alot of cleaning supplies for free I am not sure when will be the next time that I go to the dollar store. Maybe the next time that I go to the dollar store will be the day that I run out of some cheap spice.

random deals for today:
cottonelle flushable wipes: 70 cents
tooth paste: 50 cents
Special K: 89 cents a box
band aids: 88 cents for a box of 20 FREE for box of 10!
green works laundry soap: 2.99 TicTacs: 50 cents each
Motion sensored air refesher: 3 bucks (before it was 8 :D)
Cheese was on clearence. Seem weird but I got some... and I was able to use a coupon. It still came to 2 dollars a lb :\ It taste really good though :)
I used about 30 dollars in coupons today.

Deals from last week:
another bottle of pure and natural soap: free
covergirl bogo: 3.99 each
Johnson&Johnson's soap .99 cents
panty liners: 45 cents
pads: after rebate FREE
On top of these deals I used a 5 dollar of coupon so the prices were even lower.
I used 16 dollars in coupons, and saved 20 dollars with the sales. I paid 11 plus change. I got some other things too that I didn't put on the list.

So there you have it. My name is Jennifer and I am a couponaholic.