Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nissan Z

Got my old car out and took it for a spin with the kids. They loved it. Thanks Carey for giving it to me years ago. Corbyn got a truck today for his prize for potty training. It's good thing they are different frequencies so that we can drive them together.

Couponing 12/20/2011

I just used my Albertsons doublers on 4 boxes of Ritz and 13 packs of butter. I paid $15.53 after coupons. Matching up the sale with the coupons and using the doublers saved $44.20 off the total. Thanks Carey for finding great deals.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ultimate Date Night Giveaway- part 2

I want to win this.

Folding printed coupons

Here is a video on folding printed coupons from internet coupon sites.

And here is a picture guide on folding printed coupons from internet coupon sites.

After printing coupons to the limit. 

Cut the coupons out. I use this 12 inch paper cutter. It is so much faster and easier than scissors. Especially when cutting multiple sheets. 

 Stack all of the same coupons and place face down, with the top away from you. 

Fold the left side 1/3ish of the way in, at a slight angle so that the expiration date is above the top of the coupon. 

Fold the right side straight over making sure not to cover the expiration date. 
On the front you can see the expiration date and the product image. 

Turn the page over and you can see the value of the coupon. 


Today Carey and I took the family bowling. At the Nampa Bowl. They do Thursday Dollar Days. Bowling $1, Shoe rental $1, Fries $1, Hot dog $1, and Soda $1. We bowled a game and had lunch. This was our kids' first time bowling. They loved it and it was so much fun. 

Our main motivating factor for going was to sign off Carsyn's bowling requirements for Cub Scouts. We were able to sign off the arrow point and the belt loop. After we were finished one of the guys that works there talked with Carsyn about bowling and helped him sign off some of his requirements for his Bowling pin. Carsyn even got to go into the back and see how the lanes work.  

Here is an action shot of Cole, our 2 year old. (He picked the pink 8lb ball.)
His score 80. He got second place. 

I would include that I got first place, but I've been told that I am not a gracious winner so I'll just leave that out. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coupon deal 11/22/2011

I had 8 doublers left this week. So I paid $1.92 for 16 cans of fruit.
Retail $17.92
Coupons -$8.00
Doublers -$8.00
Pay $1.92 
Which comes to only 11% of retail!

1927 Dime

This dime is a mercury dime from 1927. It looks like it has been well used, or it has been in someone's pocket for a long time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wood tags

Here are the wood tags that I made and Carey painted and put vinyl lettering on.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Couponing 11/14/11

Double couponing success, thanks Albertsons for the doublers. 

Here is what I got on today's coupon trip. 

40 cans of Progresso soup 
Regularly $2.79
On sale 10 for $10
Used $1 off 4 - doubled
Paid $0.50 each

5 bottles of Welch's juice
Regularly $3.99
On sale for $2.79
Used $1 off 1 - doubled
Paid $0.79 each

1 bottle of Old Orchard juice
Regularly $2.99
On sale for $1.50
Used 1 FREE coupon
Paid $0.00

Regular price total $134.54
Paid $23.95
Saved $110.59 or 82%

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tie Rack / Storage System

I ran out of room for my ties along time ago. I have two of these tie racks with each hook doubled up and two hangers holding the overflow. This isn't the best way to store ties, and it makes it difficult to pick out a tie for the day.

This week I decided to build a new tie storage system. 

Here is my new tie system, on the wall, with my ties on the shelves (thanks for the help Carey). Although the picture only shows the top half. The rack is 2 sections, 18 inches wide and 6 feet tall and holds only 152 ties. I already have 129 ties on the rack. 23 more ties and I'll have to build another section.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spice Rack - Day 2

Here are pictures from my spice rack project. 

Here is the before. 
We bought this spice rack when we were living in an apartment in Colorado. As you can see it is small and full. 

 This is the cupboard that the overflow of spices goes into. Also full and difficult to find what is needed. 

Here is the after.
 The NEW spice rack that I built, installed on the pantry door. 

 And here is the cupboard that once held a lot of the spices. Now all the items are visible and can be accessed easily. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Spice Rack

Here is the spice rack that I built today. It is just waiting to get stained and mounted. 

I'm excited to get this up and have all my spices organized.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011


Carey took this video and wanted to share it. Her phone won't send it to Facebook, so I thought I'd share it for her. In her words, "The video speaks for its self."

Saturday, October 1, 2011

That should he worth a prize. I got matching game pieces off my drink and my hamburger.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011



So we got a Groupon for admission, skate rental and large drinks for 4. 
Tonight we went skating and used our Groupon. When we took a break and got our drinks I was shocked at the size. It was quite funny to see Carsyn and Corbyn drinking from these cups that are bigger than they are. The boys had so much fun. They asked if we could go skating again tomorrow. Guess we might have to look into getting a pass. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Look what Carey and I made. Yummy home made salsa, from scratch.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots

Look what Carey and I made.

Pickled Jalapeños and Carrots

1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
10 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
2 cups cut carrots
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbs of oregano
Bring the vinegar and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Cook and stir until the sugar has dissolved, then stir in the jalapeño peppers, carrots, garlic, and oregano. Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 hour. Cool to room temperature before serving. 

Hand writing

Today I found a great website that lets you create your own hand writing worksheets. You can create sentences that you kids will enjoy. And it's FREE! Check it out at www.handwritingworksheets.com/ .

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zaycon Foods Fresh Hickory Smoked Bacon

 I Just ordered Zaycon Foods Fresh Hickory Smoked, regular sliced Bacon. It is only $2.97 per lb., that is what the cheap bacon costs at the grocery store. This is my first order for their bacon. I've ordered chicken from them before and was great chicken. I've been told that the bacon is very good. You can click the link above and see if Zaycon serves your area. Put that KD7SRD referred you and It will help me out on my next order. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today's deal at Walmart. I paid $3.93 for all this!
6 bags of Kettle Chips
2 boxes of Wheat Thins
3 bottle of OJ
2 bottles of lemonade
1 bottle of limeade
1 gallon of milk
5 travel deodorants
5 travel toothpastes

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's dark before I get home from work. This summer went quick.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Two nights in Hailey, ID

Ride Idaho got us great accommodations for our 2 night stay in Hailey, ID.
We are staying in this 3 bed, 2 bath house. Much nicer than the 50+ year old motels we've been in for the last few nights.

The other ham guys were nice enough to give Carey, Cooper and I the Master Suite. 

Craters of the Moon - Near Carey, ID

Today's ride was from Arco, ID to Hailey, ID. For part of the ride today we went through the Crater's of the Moon National Monument. Here are a couple of pictures that I took with my phone. 
These dead trees fit the landscape nicely. 

A shot of the landscape. 

Dark Skies near Arco

Yesterday we were ridding into Arco, ID from Challis, ID

As Carey, Cooper and I sat in the car we looked at the sky and saw these dark clouds. When the clouds opened up and started dumping rain it got cold fast. There were a lot of cyclist that sought shelter under trees and awnings. We had numerous riders that wanted to SAG in. We got the SAGs back out onto the course and loaded a few cyclists up to go into camp, and then the sun came out. It rained hard just long enough to get everyone wet and cold. 

Near Carey, ID

Look at that blue sky.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ready for Ride Idaho 2011. Carey thinks I went overboard with the vinyl cutter and magnets.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Newspaper Hats

Mom was sleeping and we were cleaning the house.... So we made newspaper hats!

Friday, July 29, 2011

1940 Hymn Book

While going through the boxes and boxes of music that Carey's Mother had, we found this Hymn book from 1940. What a great addition to our library, and a great reminder of her musical talents.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Coupon Deal, July 11

I haven't shared a picture lately. Here is today's deal. Retail of $172.67 & I paid $31.35 out of pocket! I got 25 boxes of cereal, 2 cases of soda, 5 scissors, 4 deoderants, 2 baby meals, 2 packs of kandoo wipes, 1 pack of vitamin water, 2 packs of cookies and 2 boxes of hefty food bags.

Thursday, June 30, 2011