Sunday, September 19, 2010

Date night reality

Hubby and I live in a very rainy part of the country, our outdoor plans were cancled last night. We made our smores over candle light. Not quite what we had planned, but when does life go exactly how we plan? The champagne will wait, and bentobaby will be more then happy to help drink the orange juice. Eventually we'll have our Mimosas around the fire pit. In till then, smores over candle light sounds pretty fun to me.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Date Night

What is a couple to do when they don't use baby sitters but still want to have a special time with each other? We use date night. Frequently this means a movie, popcorn, and a treat. The treat is usually cake or ice cream bought on sale. Usually its not something I have to bake myself because that is not much fun for me. Sometimes its a cheese plate, chips and dip. Something we do not eat often that is a splurge. Tonight i had a different idea. Today we bought:

$2.50 orange juice
$11 bottle of champagne (huge splurge, we never drink!)
$3.50 bundle of wood (all of ours is wet!)

Total $17

Plus smores fixings leftover from dh's camping trip. We plan to sit outside around our fire pit, roast smores, and sip Mimosas. We can relax alone (away from the 7 animals, while baby is sleeping) but still be there if BentoBaby needs us (via baby monitor). Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Few convenience items for the freezer

I'm not a HUGE fan of convenience items. However I recently became a mom to an active toddler. Its been a huge adjustment for everyone, and a few quicky items in the freezer are still cheaper then the drive through.

$3.50 frozen pizza (on sale from $7)
$3.29 bag of frozen ravioli.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


They happen sometimes, don't they? We do not mean to do something, but we do. And sometimes these little problems cost money. A speeding ticket, over draft, late bill, library fines. We've all been there.

Last week my husband finished painting our home. It was a long over due project! I was so excited! This Tuesday I walk outside to my back porch. I need a bag of veggies from the deep freeze. I reach inside to find everything very defrosted. Apparently when my husband finished painting he did not plug the freezer back in. The contents of the freezer are useless. What a blow! That is where I keep my carefully stocked up frozen meat. That i just recently restocked. Thankfully our freezer is small 5 cubic feet. But its still a loss. At a time when money is unusually tight no less.

Will you join me as i restock my freezer as carefully as i can? I'm starting with a blank canvas, and a super tight budget.