Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garage sale and House for sale

So I am trying to get ready to do a garage sale next week. I do one almost every year. I can't believe how much stuff we have to get rid of every year. This year is no exception. So I am working on going through closets, and cupboards. Just to find any extra trash to treasure. Some things I still really like, I just don't have room for. Others are things we don't use or I am not a big fan of.

Plus, with trying to sell our house I am in need of decluttering. We will either have to rent a storage unit or sell stuff. I'm in a minimalist mood so we are going to try to sell some furniture. Our living room set (which is soooo comfy) was my parent's, but we have a nicer looking set in our basement. So we are going to try to sell the yellow couch and love seat and move the newer set upstairs. Then the down stairs will be mostly used as a playroom.

Please pray with us that we find a buyer quickly. We really need more space! The boys are not sleeping well now that they are sharing a room. I was hoping they would just get used to it, but I'm afraid for this time in their life it just isn't working. Plus, I'd love to have a place for our family to stay when they visit. I know God is awesome and he can do all things so I am just praying he sells our house and has the perfect one waiting for us. However, I need to be patient and if that is not his timing or his plan I need to remeber he has blessed us with the home we have.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hot hot hot.

I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm realizing that I need to start thinking a little more about this baby's arrival. I'm already feeling very uncomfortable with the heat. It was almost 90 degrees yesterday and I was having a bit of a hard time. This morning we went out to do yard work, and I finished trimming one bush and did a few little things before I had to go inside. I have already turned on our air. (which I never do before June at least.) The humidity is making it hard to breathe (something that for some reason has really been a difficulty this pregnancy.) Plus, my allergies are really flaring up this past week. All that to say, I'm hoping it gets better... Either way I only have about 11 weeks left.

Dan is being great through it all. Today he is working outside, but he came in to help me get lunch around for the boys since I was feeling icky. He is helping with some of the chores around the house that are getting hard. He is telling me to sit and relax and he will help with the boys. I love him!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cheap diapers

Ok, so I love a good deal, in case you didn't know. So I was super excited when I was able to get Huggies diapers for about $2.25 a pack at Kroger last night. Here's how!

Kroger is running a sale with Huggies on sale for $8.99 a pack.
Get $3.00 off when you buy $15 worth of Huggies products.
I used a $5.00 off Pull up coupon and a $2.00 off diaper coupon.
Then I stacked e-coupons from short $2.00 off pull ups and $1.50 off huggies diapers.

So $18.00 worth diapers
-$3.00 instantly off
-$7.00 coupons
-3.50 e-coupons

$4.50 for 2 packs

It made me happy.

yard work makes me happy!

I realize I get excited about strange things...but this weekend we are staying home to catch up on yard work. Dan decided that he wanted to get some stuff done, and I just couldn't be happier. I know I won't be much help, but to have at least the front and side yard looking nice will be wonderful. Our backyard needs lots of love though. I am afraid it may not ever really look that good. I'm hoping at least to get some of the large holes filled in so the boys and I aren't falling all the time. Also, I'm hoping to get flowers planted. That helps everything. We finally have a For sale by owner sign in the front yard. Not really too many bites, but I'm just happy it is there. If nothing takes off we will try listing it at the beginning of the the year with a Realtor.

I always think it's cute when my kids try to help with yard work.

I love that Isaac tries to mow with his daddy. Then they get an ice cream sandwich for their help.

My garage looks awful because we are preparing for a garage sale. So don't mind that mess.