Yay, Tim finally caught up with me and is turning 32 today! His wonderful employer has given him the day off and so far we've celebrated by Tim making waffles for himself, followed by an hour of Oprah, and most recently him changing Paisley's dirty diaper. Luckily we have a few more exciting things on our list, like making a trip to Costco, Home Depot, the bank, and very possibly the post office. Hopefully our dinner plans will sort of make up for a relatively lame day. We'll be trying out the famous Sen of Japan sushi restaurant which we've heard very good things about. Paisley is excited to eat her first piece of raw fish! Happy Birthday my love, it's been very difficult to top that year we went to Hawaii...maybe next year! (A special Happy Anniversary wish to our wonderful friends Nate & Tonia who chose Tim's birthday to be their special day 2 years ago.)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
This is a public service announcement. Over the weekend, Tim's sister was kind enough to share with us a link to a page full of Target coupons. Normally, a kind gesture. But the point of her email was to draw our attention to a specific deal. $1 off when you purchase 2 Gerber food products. Apparently, unless you've got a little one that qualifies for spaghetti and meatballs disguised as apple sauce, it's difficult to appreciate how good of a deal this is. Brandi took the challenge, printed 20 coupons, and went to investigate. She came home with 40 different meals. The grand total for all of this? Well, at a price of 52 cents each, the trip set us back 80 cents. Granted, not all of the food is as cheap as 52 cents, some of the products were 77 cents, and the really high brow stuff hits 99 cents. That was Monday, on Wednesday she printed off 200 more coupons. This was going to be fun.
That night we ended up at a different Target. Someone must have been tipped off to our mission since when we pulled our cart up to the baby food isle, there was another empty cart already waiting for us. And even though we decided to cut it short at 200 items, we stilled filled both carts. The check out alone took 14 apologies and 30 minutes but we saved over $100. Now we just hope that Paisley likes the stuff. Prunes, pears, chicken soup, vanilla custard, turkey and gravy. Paisley is months away from graduating from breast milk, but no worries, some of this stuff doesn't expire until 2009. So even if we were faced with some natural disaster like 4 more years with a Republican in office, we've got our food storage started. After seeing some of the survival foods on the market, we think we'll stick with the blended peas. Until then, we just need to find a place for it.
So here is the link. Just scroll down until you see the Gerber coupon about 1/2 way down (it expires August 15th). If you do take the challenge, send us your stories, it'd be nice to know that we weren't the only crazies out there.