Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Thursday's

Another fun week of no regrets!

  • Beautiful weather for a gorgeous outdoor wedding (my dream wedding was a reality for someone else hehe)
  • Friends Friday night, was a wonderful way to finish off a hard work week
  • A Sunday full of nothing but cleaning and organizing
  • Steaks, potatoes and onions to finish off a weekend
  • Water bottles for encouraging me to drink more fluids
  • Friends for being supportive and including me in their daily lives
  • A successful jewelry party that earned us lots of free stuff!
  • The heat for reminding me how much I love air conditioning
  • Dolly Parton for helping me get through a Thursday work day
  • Travis for turning the yard light on when I come home late
  • Volleyball for giving me a girls night weekly, it's about time I have a girl's day!
  • Finding a common interest with an awesome person, fainting goats :)
  • My old dinosaur phone for still allowing me to take photos
  • A successful Scentsy party for bringing in some extra beer money cash
  • The Judds, Loretta and Dolly for giving me a rockin cruise home after work
  • Trav for helping to pluck out the weeds in my garden, we consider this quality bonding time ;)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

States I've Visited Launch

Here's my starting list of states that I've visited thus far in my life. Some I wouldn't say I necessarily did tourist-y things in or even stopped in but it still counts if you drive through them or have a layover flight. I'm trying something that I will soon post about later that this has to do with the states I've visited, so for now just hang tight. In the meantime, what states have you all visited? Have you gone to more than me? I'd love to see who has stopped in the most states!!

*Colored states are places I've visited, the white ones are the ones I still need to make a pit stop in. So far it's 20 out of 50, my goal is to hit 30 of 50 before 2015!

Monday, June 25, 2012

That's Why I Pray

Seriously in love with this new song! I just heard it, not sure if it's been around for awhile or not but I'm so glad I've found it! The words just really hit home and I can see myself getting attached to this song! I'm going to have to add it to my "inspirational" play list! A recent in interview article I found here explains how they think this might be their biggest song they've ever recorded, I think I feel the same. 

Check it out for yourself and you be the judge ;)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Farming on The Four's

We had a nice little .4" of rain on Friday which helped to keep some moisture in the ground. It seems like rain has perfect timing here lately which is a good thing! I didn't have time to get out and get pictures yesterday because we had a crew out there filming for a movie (long story) so I snapped some this morning instead! We're just about to hit the R stages of growth. If you look at the picture you can see we've got a ton of  trifoliolate leaves on both sides of the plant. If you look at the stock of the plant you'll see the little buds forming which will eventually turn into the BIG MONEY of the whole field, the bean pods. It's exciting to get up close and personal to the fields and really see the different stages of growth.

The bean field that was still an alfalfa field was re-sprayed and then re-planted this past week. Let's just hope that it will finally grow! From the driveway it looks like the alfalfa is finally giving way and letting the beans sprout up so perhaps we might just get lucky and get a bean crop out of the field this year. I don't blame the alfalfa for claiming it's territory, I guess if I was growing in the same place for the past seven years I'd fight back but like everything else in life, change can be a good thing. Unless of course you're a planner like me and freak out when change gets thrown in your face....

Corn is doing great. We drove by some fields down by Friend this weekend on the way to the wedding and there were already tassel's on some of the corn. I can't believe they're tasseling already? It seems like just a couple weeks ago we were planting corn! The wind we had last week did take it's effect on some fields but the stocks were strong enough to pull through and stood back up the following days.

Couldn't resist the temptation! This video is hilarious and I had to post it! How ironic that these boys are from Kansas?! Our back yard!! Have to listen to the words, they're pretty intelligent to come up with the lyrics. This video is going viral already! "I'm farming and I grow it"

Friday, June 22, 2012

OHiowa Days Q125

We were honored to help the little town of Ohiowa celebrate their Q125 this past weekend. It was a great experience and of course their hospitality didn't let us down. We had a decent crew that showed up (around 15ish) and we made many memories.

One funny thing we laughed about and HAD to get a picture with was their sign leading into the "kids zone". I think the picture shows our love for the sign. Don't put a sign like that next to the only bathroom because you can make a bet that we'll of course find it hilarious and need a picture with it!

We played through the parade, all four blocks of the parade and felt like our time playing might have been cut short. So we took it upon ourselves to go through the parade again! We joked that it took us longer to drive there than it took to go through the parade. Either way it was fun and we ended up meeting some new friends. We had time to practice our YEEEOOWS the whole time and we laughed when we carried our cooler full of beverages into the "beer garden" area because they had a bar set up and we brought our own beverages. Our excuse? "It's ok we're with the Wilber Alumni Band." If you don't know us you'd question that but if you do know us you'd know we use this excuse for any and all situations.

I love the band and I'm so thankful to have such a great group to have fun with. It always surprises me to hear people say they wish they could have graduated from Wilber just to join the band. I guess it goes to show that I shouldn't take my hometown for granted or forget where I was raised! Thanks band for the memories!

Another quick note: We've been asked to play and open for the Nebraska State Fair!! More details to come but save the date of August 24th (a Friday) to play and have a great time! What an honor for us!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday's

So many things I want to spill out and tell you all the details in my life friends, but for now all I can say is that I know that the best is yet to come! I have so many great things ahead and I know that although I want to be greedy and experience all things right now I know patience will be what's best for me. Thanks friends and fam for always being there for me!

  • Rainy memories of sand volleyball, although we were cold and wet it's a memory that will forever stick around
  • Birthday's, a day all to yourself to celebrate you being your awesome self
  • Gatorade for keeping me away from pop while trying to hydrate me
  • Patience while waiting for my cruddy old cell to catch up with the real world and send calls (and receive text messages)
  • Subway for feeding my addiction for another day
  • Peas and Kohlrabi being ready to eat out of the garden
  • Red (dog) for listening and obeying at times 
  • Scentsy for giving me the opportunity to bring in a little bit of spending cash
  • Mom's chipper attitude when I'm ready to punch something
  • The new CASE IH collar we got for the puppy 
  • Travis for showing me the new kitties we just found... with his scope of his gun
  • Turkeys and deer for making their appearance across the yard, peaceful knowing the wild animals consider us neighbors
  • Pinterest for all the inspiration (and on the flip side for making me feel so un-crafty)
  • Fbook for keeping me in the loop and allowing me to have something to keep me pre-occupied and away from house chores
  • God for magically dropping a little rain on the crops and my garden with his perfect timing
  • SCR for getting a grill put together so I can start grilling up some yummy suppers again!
  • MapMyRun App for keeping me in check and motivated to continue running and getting in shape

Found this and felt it really covered my thoughts for the week! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Willie!

Today marks a special day in the lives of our small world. Today is Travie's birthday (his middle name is William, hence the title Willie)!! I cannot believe that in a short two and a half years I have learned to not only love and admire such a sweet guy but I have found myself a whole different person who is stronger and has learned to feel comfortable with who I am. I'm so lucky to have such a great guy who is always there for me and is constantly thinking of me. It's great to be in a relationship and feel like I'm wanted and needed!!

Trav doesn't believe in birthday's or anniversary's (he wouldn't do holiday's unless I insisted on it) so he doesn't really want to make a big deal out of the day. I on the other hand insisted we do at least something! So I made a yummy supper of roast, carrots, onions, potatoes and gravy. Also whipped up some super yummy cupcakes using a new recipe I found on Pinterest. I'll add the recipe tomorrow for anyone whose interested. We also celebrated with a yummy glass of milk (2% for anyone who cares) and although the night is his I had to request one thing, that we watch TEEN MOM since it was a new episode on tonight ;) Then he of course fell asleep in his chair around ten and the rest of the night was history. Lame night but to us it was special.

So, until next year, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVIE!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Here's How My Garden Grows!

I went out to my garden to discover my kohlrabi and peas are ready to be picked!

I picked the first of my kohlrabi a couple days ago and there's still a bunch of much smaller ones that I'll pick once they've grown more but I'm so excited to harvest some for the first year!! These last couple years I could never find seeds to plant so I've never had a crop of them. I also planted a later crop of kohlrabi that should be ready hear in a month or so, it's great getting two crops this summer! Oh I can't wait!

My peas are doing great, I've got a ton more waiting to be picked but I figured I'd pick them in batches that way I have enough time to eat some and let the rest continue growing. If anyone has any ideas on how to preserve peas I'd greatly appreciate recipes or ideas. That's one downfall of planting a garden. Everything is ready at once and then you're on veggie overload for a week or two.

All in all the garden is doing great even though I've neglected it for a couple weeks. I've still got a ton of veggies that will slowly be ripening here soon. Some of my other plants include:
  • Green Beans
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radishes (that were already picked)
  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Garlic (although I think this year's crop is a fail)
  • Tomatoes (all 12 plants)
  • Green Peppers (all 9 plants)
  • Jalapeno Pepper Plant
  • Zuccinni
  • Yellow Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
I'm very thankful my garden is doing much better this year than last year and I wish I had more time and energy to focus on my weeding skills. I'm hoping that Trav will try and till it one more time so I can get a little more straw laid down. I've been lucky that my watering skills are also improving. I'm realizing that if you really want a decent crop you need to water almost daily! This year's garden does look one hundred times better than last year's though!

**I'm a linker!! Check out where I've linked up to :)
TALU on Life on the Funny Farm

Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Dad's Day!

Today is the day we take time to think about the wonderful father figure's we've had in our lives.

I can remember when I was younger I would ride around with dad in the tractors while he still farmed. One memory that always comes to mind is sitting behind him in the cab and I'd always bang my head against the back window when he'd hit big bumps. The funny part about the story is the fact that Travis said he remembers doing the same thing with his dad when he was younger. What I love is the fact that we both have the same memories about our dad's when we were younger and the memories were of insignificant events in our lives. We don't necessarily remember our dad's watching our school sports games or missing a concert we played in but we do remember the one on one time we had with dad and how special it made us feel to be the center of attention if it was only just for a couple tractor rides. They spent time with us teaching us many things that made a huge impact in our lives.

My dad means the most to me and I'm so thankful I had such a positive role model to follow. He's always been there and has always stood behind my decisions, both the good and bad ones. I know I have tested his patience many times but he has never once walked out one me or given up on me. I felt like although I had friends leave me or go on different paths in life that it was only fair that he never walked out or judged me for who my friends were. I'm so thankful he was always encouraging me to become friends with everyone and never leave anyone out. Another thing I'm so so grateful for is that he always made me go to church even when I was tired or not in the mood because now I see the faith he has built in his own life and I'm learning to build a strong relationship with God also.

I wish I would have had time to spend with dad today but he was out enjoying himself and his friends up in Clarkson at their Czech Festival so I didn't get to see him. I sent him a text and at least had time to talk to him on the phone quick but it just didn't feel the same. I also sent Travis' dad a quick text and got to talk to him on the phone too. I couldn't ask for better father figures in my life and am so glad I have great guys who will always be there to help me if I need them!

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there! You're hard work and time spent with us is worth a day to celebrate just you!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Freebies Friday

Fell off the map for awhile there. Back and ready for more though! These past couple weeks the companies haven't been doing as many freebies and are now going in the direction of contests, enter to wins and grand prize type things. If you win you get better rewards but the chances of winning or getting freebies is smaller. Won't complain either way! Part of the haul includes:

  • Milk Bones Trail Mix treats
  • Tide Pods (3 of them)
  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares
  • Scents scented trash bags and coupon
  • Finish dishwasher pods and coupon
  • Clear shampoo and conditioner
  • Dove deodorant
  • 4 Hour Energy shot and coupon
  • Palmers lotion and coupons
  • Always pads and coupons
  • Nexcare Band-aids and coupons

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Farming on the Four's


We got about 2.2 inches worth of rain yesterday and it looks like we've got a 50% chance of more rain today and then Sunday there's a 50% chance also. Rain makes not only me happy but makes the whole community happy (including the Nerud's)!

This past week has flown by and there's not a whole lot of new business to report. The beans in the field across from the one being photographed this year aren't coming up to well if at all. The field has been alfalfa for seven plus years and Travis tried spraying it but the alfalfa just wouldn't die off. He sprayed it a second time in hopes it would kill more but it still looks pretty green to me. Since the beans didn't have enough room to grow the alfalfa won and the beans aren't coming up. We're not sure what they're gonna do with the field so until I hear further it looks like alfalfa will continue to grow there.

Thankful Thursday's

There might be a ton I'm missing but I'm slowly getting better at remembering some! I need to start posting them sooner. Found this verse and it's really quite fitting for me: "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you." -Luke 6:27-28

  • Friends to go walking with
  • NyQuil and DayQuil
  • Yummy rainbow cake with frosting and ice cream
  • Trav's patience and comfort when I'm sick
  • Road trips making memories with friends
  • Programs to help give me freebies (I know I repeat this every time but I'm thankful!)
  • The sound of little ones giggling while I'm torturing tickling them
  • The thought that something bigger will someday be happening (no details yet, just excited about my future)
  • A fresh coat of polish on my toes
  • The feeling after I get done tanning
  • Excitement from my fav TV series being back in season!!
  • Our well for not giving up on us and supplying enough water for my garden and dishwasher (ok and washing machine and shower too)
  • Greasy bar food and all the calories included
  • A random smile from a stranger 
  • Wildflowers blooming
  • My wait-listed class to open up
  • Nice summer evenings to relax in my hammock
  • Cash for allowing me to give into my food cravings
  • Sunglasses
  • Simple text messages
  • A fellow friend for explaining how thank-you's work
  • Scentsy sales for staying steady

Busy Week

This past week was a whirlwind of events and I barely had time to do anything for myself let alone give the house the much needed attention it deserved!

Last week was busy with my first league sand volleyball night on Wednesday. It was an absolute blast! What a fun way to stay in shape and enjoy a girls night out along. It's a great excuse to drink beer and try to tone up my body. I guess all the bumps and bruises I had from it were worth it.

Thursday marked my first day off in months, I officially took a day off! No funerals to attend, no sickness to try to get over just a day off to do nothing but soak in quality cousin time with my Texas family that I have missed so much! I'm so thankful that I got to spend a whole day with them. We even got in some fun shopping, garbage sailing and a ton of giggles!

Friday, another family night! We went up to Buzzard Billy's in Lincoln and ate supper with the Gensler's! I've never ate there but it was a great experience and Travis even tried the alligator meat. The gator meat wasn't bad but I did enjoy my catfish. Everyone was proud of me for branching out and not ordering chicken strips like I wanted too. It was so wonderful spending time with cousin's I don't get to see as often as I'd like! It's also fun learning about how the new parents plan on raising their baby. It's good to know that there are some people in this world who still have great values and I know they will make great parents!

Saturday was a blast! We went on the Milligan June Jubilee Road Rally. I had so much fun and am so thankful I stepped out of my comfort bubble to do something. Looking back I really need to step out of my bubble more often because the memories made with great girls was well worth it! Next year we'll have to do it again except get a vehicle that for sure stands out! Basically the Road Rally consists of getting clues that lead you around the area. You get a set of clues that send you on a wild goose chase for random places or objects and if you know the area it generally helps out. You end up back at the bar for lunch and a quick drink then hit the open road again for a couple more hours. Totally worth going on!!

Sunday marked the day I felt like death was creeping upon me. While visiting with my fav fam they were more than generous and blessed me with their sickness also. I don't despise them for it but I really wish it would have went back home with them instead of sticking around with me. The congestion and horrible cough were enough to put me down through Tuesday but I'm finally back today and ready to blog my little heart out for you guys!!

The rest of the week continues to be crazy but it's alright. I enjoy being busy but would love some time to relax and catch up on the small things. Organizing the bills binder, doing laundry and cooking supper for once are on my to-do list but sometimes the to-do list can wait while I'm busy making memories with friends and family!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Three Ingredient Beer Bread

I love simple and easy recipes and this is one of them!! It calls for THREE ingredients and is super yummy just by itself! Basically it calls for self-rising flour, sugar and a can of beer. I've got a couple of cans of disgusting blueberry beer we got as a gag gift for Christmas last year and I'm wanting to try using those instead. Also, I have been wanting to try using a bottle of Woodchuck Amber beer but debating if it'd turn out too sweet.

2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 can of beer

Mix all ingredients together and put in a greased bread loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

I've also found it tastes great with Tastefully Simple's Spinach and Herb Dip Mix. Also, throw some jelly on it or just eat it plain. You can't go wrong with it! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday's

I actually can think of a ton for this week!!

  • My Texas family taking time to meet up with us for an adult friendly supper at BWW and enjoying time doing nothing but soaking in missed conversations and friendship
  • Hanover Kansas crew for treating us like royalty while playing with the Alumni Band
  • Scentsy team meetings and the unplanned ice cream outing
  • The weekend for giving me a refreshing look at life
  • Tina Time in Wilber on a beautiful weekday evening
  • A lovely jog to Subway and a nice walk back to the house
  • Sand Volleyball league for giving me "girl time" away from my comfort zone
  • Hai-ey & Rowie for being the best kiddos, they always are super happy and enjoy playing, I miss them so so much!!
  • The hope that someday my future will change ;)
  • A perfect hammock to relax in, thanks again Sheri!
  • Tina for giving me a girls day that was much needed, shopping and ice cream really are a girls best friend!
  • Colorful sticky notes coming in various sizes (random but love them)
  • Subway for supplying me with food on the days I prove I'm too lazy to throw lunch together for myself
  • Travis for being a supportive guy who is willing to give input when asked ;)
  • Bruises for fading fast, poor me looks like I got the crap beat outta me from volleyball
  • CamelBak water bottles for supplying my obsession, and Scheels giftcards for allowing me to get them for free :)
  • The Lord for giving me re-newed faith daily
  • Friends for inviting me to go on exciting new adventures while making fun memories to look back on
  • New books to start reading and get lost in
  • Polite salesmen who are understanding and willing to sit down and explain new things to me

"But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you." -Luke 6:27-28 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Homolka Ranch Babies

Check out the newest addition(s) to the Homolka Ranch! Oh these little triplets are just the cutest!

Meet the family of FAITING GOATS! Yes, we own a flock of fainting goats... They do faint but as they become older some things don't scare them as much and they get used to be around people if you baby them like we do. For example, Charlotte (the first goat we aquired) is now, no longer scared of pretty much anything and is like a family dog. She roams around the yard and stays on the property without having to be tied. Charlotte was originally a gift to my dad for his 50th birthday and from there it kind of spiraled. We've had nine altogether so far and they've all had unique and cute names.

The naming system began after we got Charlotte, she was pre-named but we decided to start going in alphabetical order after her. So Adolf and Betsy came to our farm from people that mom knew from Bee Nebraska. Then, the babies started popping out around once a year after we bought Adolf, the rest they say, is history. Here's the order in which we've named them:

Charlotte (1st goat owned)
Ginny (1 of the triplets)
Helen (1 of the triplets)
Indy (1 of the triplets)

If you take a look in the pictures you'll notice that Charlotte (the grandma to the kiddos) is hovering and constantly by the black and holstein colored ones. That's because grandma Char (her nickname) has taken them in as her own. Oddly enough, she had her baby back in January and still had milk so she offered to help the first time mom out with her motherly duties. The two have taken to Charlotte while the third stayed with the actual mom, Eloise.

What makes me giggle is the fact that we've NEVER had a white or speckled baby before. As you can tell Char's daughter Franny (the mommy of the triplets) looks identical to Char and the dad is basically all black. All of the other goats we've had are either black or brownish like the parents. These little babes are a complete shock and blessing to see how unique their colors are!

Here's the babies with Grandma (Charlotte)

Babies Ginny (speckled) and Helen (black) and Charlotte

Momma (Eloise) and the third baby Indy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Two Ingredients Lemon Bars

So, I'm all about simple and this one is deff the one to fall in love with!! It's super easy and takes less then half an hour from start to finish! You want to know the best part, there's only TWO ingredients! TWO!

I have posted a recipe for lemon bars before but I felt like this one was a fun take on that recipe. This one takes much less time to prepare and you don't have to get too many dishes dirty to make it! So here's the recipe:

1 box of angel food cake mix
1 can of lemon pie filling
Powdered Sugar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cake mix and the lemon pie filling together in a bowl but be careful not to over-stir it. Then pour into a 9" X 13" pan, I choose to grease mine even though it is a non-stick pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes and then pull it out to let it cool. Once it's cooled down, sprinkle on some powdered sugar if you'd like. Yes technically it's three ingredients I guess...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Han(g)over Kansas Days of '49!!

Oh how we LOVE Hanover Kansas! It's been a tradition for as long as I can remember for the Alumni Band to go down to Hanover Kansas to play for their parade and enjoy our friends from another state. This past year wasn't a disappointing event either.

I don't think I can sum up Hanover any better than my post that I posted to fbook, "Han(g)over Kansas might have got the best of us, but we got the best of Snappers! Thanks for the free shots, drinks, coozies and t-shirts! Oh Alumni Band geeks how I've missed you, here's a kick-off to our summer festivities!" Yup, that basically sums it all up!

We always have wonderful sponsors down in Hanover and we're all so grateful to have such a fun extended community to go to. Their hospitality is always great and the people are super friendly. It's so fun for us band members to catch up, it's great to see all ages of members attend events. Goes to show how music can really pull people together.

Some of my fav highlights of the trip included having our emergency supply of pivos all for our row of trumpeters. The horribly great semi driver we had almost taking out a car and not knowing how to use his clutch on hills. Polka dancing in the sand at the bar. Getting free drinks, shots and bar food from Snappers bar and being offered another sponsorship by them! The ride home talks about pre-school and juice boxes.

Check out our great turnout we had, over 29 band players and over 40 including the groupies!! PS- I'm the one with the sunglasses on about 4 rows back. ;)

Farming on The Four's

Eeek! This fourth crept up on me, forgive me for such an un-organized post for I haven't edited it!

Beans, They're finally coming up! Completely visible from the roads and the rows are distinct when you fly by on your way to work are driving cautiously on the gravel roads.

That chart breaks down the stages of bean growth a little better. We're in between the VC and V1 stages right now. The cotyledons are basically the first plant part that is above ground. This is the growth where you'll see the seeds actually popping up and you can visibly see the seed pod that you planted. Corn seeds stay below ground and bean seeds grow above ground as seen in the VE stage. When we get to the V1-V4 stages basically what those are, are when the amount of trifoliolate leaves or three across from each other (like a clover) are emerging. So once you start seeing trifoliolate stages you count how many you see and that's the "stage" it's in. Simple!

(I'll have to once again attach the photos later tonight after I get home. Don't judge.)

We haven't had a lot of rain recently but it looks like hopefully this coming weekend we'll get some. The fields are now drying out from our last spell we had. I'm assuming if we don't see rain this weekend we'll be wanting to start up the pivots soon.

I feel I'm slacking on the corn descriptions but we'll hopefully focus on those later (like maybe next year). I want to give me enough time to document one crop really well! So let's hope next year we can document corn and this year you'll (hopefully) get a good education on beans.

Travis has been busy spraying all of the fields he didn't get to before planting. Their Apache sprayer might be on it's final season as they've had some cracks on the welds from bouncing around on terraces. We'll see if we add a new(er) one to the farm next year. They've been spraying pre-emergence before and now they're on post-emergence. Pre and Post emergence is basically just that. Pre means they spray it before the crops are planted and Post means they are spraying it after the crops have been planted.

All in all the farming on Nerud farm is going great thus far. Let's hope that everything stays on track and we have a bountiful harvest this year!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Scentsy News

This past month flew by! I didn't even realize it was the end of the month until we discussed our monthly meeting for our team! I didn't really work too hard on sales this past month but still managed to bring in the $150 in sales that is my goal!

A warmer worthy of a great outdoors man - Dad! Trout, and hand-tied flies are etched onto a natural sandstone background, capped with a river-green glass warmer dish.

Lotus Cove: Dive into a crystalline pool of cool water tucked into a secluded cove. Lotus Cove is a splash of sea air, earthy lavender, and water flowers anchored by rustic driftwood.
(I really really REALLY love this scent. It is currently my all time fav I think!)

Enjoy this month's scent and warmer of the month for 10% off! 
As always you can order directly through me (for free shipping) or you can order off of my websites:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Freebie Friday & Coupon Match-Ups

Freebie Friday will be a bit different today. I've decided to add on my weekly shopping list so you guys can see what types of deals I had. Here's a photo of this week's haul. Since it was a short week for mail delivery I'm thinking that things have slowed down a little.

My (small) haul included an exercise band thingy, some coffee samples and coupons, cucumber seeds and a coupon for vitamins, iChill energy drink sample and my Tampax beauty bag sampler.

Here's an example of my coupon match-ups for the week. Some items on the list weren't price-matched and I didn't use coupons because it's difficult to find them for specific items. I'd love to eventually start doing it weekly for you guys but for now I'll just do random updates :)

So instead of writing them down this week I'm just going to take a screen shot of my list as it'll be all labeled out into their columns nice and pretty like!! (click on the picture to enlarge it even more)

Don't mind the dates column. I'm still tweaking my list as I'm going. Trying to find a way that works best for me and MY system. I've used the print-outs for awhile but thought this might be a fun new way to keep a running tally of my savings along with the fact that I can scroll back and see what some of the sale prices were for specific items I frequently buy.