Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Final Bargain of 2008

Ok, I never thought I'd be one of those bloggers who takes pictures of her clothes. Like I need another reason for Jay to think I've lost it. BUT, I can't even believe the deal I just got and I had to share it with all of bloggyville.

I've been searching for dark jeans. Not too dark. Not too long (which is always a challenge). And most importantly, not too expensive. I am always up for a good challenge, and while I've seen some jeans I could have settled with, I have refused to give up until I found the perfect combination of good color, good fit, and good price. The boys and I stopped in Cato this afternoon and, I can finally check "the perfect dark jeans" off my list... behold the $7.99 jeans:

Seven dollars and ninety nine cents. And they came with a cute belt! Score! I also found a really cute top ($7.99) and some sassy black shoes ($9.99)... so I bought an entire outfit for $27.27!!! And if that wasn't awesome enough, I had a gift card that had a remaining balance, so I only paid $7.30 for my super sweet new outfit. Here is a picture of the whole outfit:

And, a close up shot of the price tag, in case you don't believe the sweet deal:

The marked down prices aren't showing up great in the picture, so I'll let you know that the jeans started out at $24.99 (most people consider that a pretty good price for jeans), then they were marked down to $17.99, then to $11.99, and finally the low, low price of $7.99. Crazy. I know my sister is rolling with laughter as she reads this. What can I say? I love a bargain and I am so proud of myself for this one! Woohoo! Here's to good bargains in 2009... Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Eight Things About Me

I just saw this over at Amanda's, and even though she didn't tag me, I've been wanting to do one of these, so here we go:

8 t.v. shows I watch:
1. Jon & Kate Plus 8
2. Rachael Ray
3. House
4. sometimes Oprah
5. The Office
6. most anything on Food Network
7. QVC
8. lots of Disney channel & Nickelodeon when the boys are in charge of the remote

8 restaurants that I love:
1. Don Papa Grande
2. Olive Garden
3. O'Charleys
4. Five Guys (Jay just recently introduced me to their awesome burgers)
5. Don Papa Grande
6. Sibley's BBQ
7. Chick-Fil-A
8. Don Papa Grande

8 Things I did today:
1. Got a wake up call from the lady at the pet groomers'... we were 30 minutes late dropping Laci off, b/c we all overslept
2. Took Miles for an xray of his finger (not broken)
3. Had lunch with Mom at Don Papa Grande
4. Shopped a little after lunch
5. Got a haircut at Mom's
6. Made a brownie trifle
7. Went to the staff Christmas party at church
8. Watched a little of "The Polar Express" with the boys before bed

8 Things I Look Forward to:
1. Christmas
2. Our next Disney vacation
3. Buying a new mattress
4. seeing some snow, hopefully
5. Christmas party this Friday night
6. leftover brownie trifle in the fridge (if Reed doesn't get to it first)
7. the end of 4th grade and Kindergarten
8. going to church on Sundays

8 Things I am Wishing for:
1. a white Christmas
2. a full jewelry show calendar for 2009
3. to one day go on a cruise
4. a new mattress
5. good health for our family and friends
6. a car fairy to come and clean out my car in the middle of the night
7. that my boys might stay little forever
8. that I'll be a good example for them and the Lord will erase from their minds when I am not

8 People I'm tagging to do this:
1. My mom
2. Jen K.
3. Jen B.
4. Joy
5. anyone
6. else
7. reading
8. this

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I dare you not to laugh at this...

Tim Hawkins on Corporate Worship Songs