Sep 282009
 

Last weekend was our niece’s birthday, in which DD was not able to attend. This weekend we had our sweet girl, and we picked up our niece to hang out for her “birthday”. We decided to celebrate with movies.

I have not been a fan of watching movies for a long time, until we found Showboat Drive In . DH suggests that long is not the word to use, ever is better, hehe.

We took the truck out, blew up the mattress in the bed, set the girls up with cotton candy and M&M’s, and set our chairs up and enjoyed the shows.

These movies were both SO cute! DH really liked BandSlam because it was a TEEN movie with very little PDA and foul language, no parental back talk or pressing luck.

We always turn to Plugged In Online when we are picking the movies we chose to view with DD and her friends.
 Posted by at 6:16 am
Sep 022009
 
I found a great deal on eco-friendly shoes for my daughter from Simple Shoes. For $14.90 (regular $55.00) AND FREE SHIPPING, it is a deal that cannot be beat!

I also took a look at the following, and might have purchased them, but I will leave that in the air in case somebody special is reading, hehe. (I am a WAY before Christmas Shopper!!)
Women’s Messenger – BLC Leather $19.90, regular $120.00
Women’s UnderTOE – Silk $14.90, regular $75.00
Women’s GUMbo – Hemp $7.90, regular $50.00

Remember – these all ship FREE for a limited time!
 Posted by at 3:58 pm
Aug 252009
 

Congratulations to my brother in law and his wife – they are expecting their first baby together!!!

My DH and daddy to be have already “picked out” the name for a boy, and we haven’t even been to the doctor yet to see how the baby is doing, LOL! They are SO excited and we are EXCITED for them!!!

So what does that mean from me?! It means I HAVE A BABY TO SHOP FOR!!! This month at Walgreen’s there is a great deal on Huggies wipes:

$2.29-$2.79 64 ct. Package – $2.00 Q from WAGS Back 2 School Coupon Book – $0.50 Manu Q =
$0-$.29 for a tub of huggies wipes

I think that is a deal worth sharing!!!
 Posted by at 2:59 pm
Aug 212009
 

I want to send out a special shout out to all my retail friends who are busy busy with Tax Free weekend. May you keep your patience and kindness towards each of your customers. Greet them with a smile, treat them like they have a million dollars to spend and send them on their way joyful to have happened upon such a wonderful spirit as yours.

I was just out in this shopping mess since we live in a neighborhood with a new shopping mall. Very convenient! When I got home, I have to admit, I was a little stressed… until I read my daily Proverb:

 
“Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.” Proverbs 13-14
 
Don’t do the spanking in public unless absolutely necessary, which, if the child was disciplined before it got to the spanking point, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I know I am not the only one who has heard about 6,533 times today what is getting taken away “when we get home” or how many pairs of jeans are “going to get put back if you don’t straighten up”. My mom would have left everything, took us home and punished us right then.
 
So keep your heads up, retailers, it is going to be a rough weekend [you cannot spank other people's children] and remember to be kind and you will have the victory.
 
On a side note: I did not die from any of my punishments.
 Posted by at 8:44 pm
Aug 212009
 

This weekend, Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, it a great Shoportunistic time for back to schoolers and many others looking for a good deal on clothes.

Texas retailers are having their TAX FREE shopping on clothing (and school supplies, this year) up to $100. Here is a list of the eligible items:

TAX-FREE
Baby clothes
Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students
Belts with attached buckles
Boots – cowboy, hiking
Caps/hats – baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
Coats and wraps
Diapers – adult and baby
Dresses
Gloves (generally)
Gym suits and uniforms
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
Hosiery
Jackets
Jeans
Jerseys – baseball and football
Jogging apparel
Neckwear and ties
Pajamas
Pants and trousers
Raincoats and ponchos
Robes
Shirts
Shoes – sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
Socks (including athletic)
Shorts
Suits, slacks, and jackets
Sweatshirts
Sweat suits
Sweaters
Swimsuits
Underclothes
Work clothes and uniforms

Binders
Book bags
Calculators
Cellophane tape
Blackboard chalk
Compasses
Composition books
Crayons
Erasers
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Highlighters
Index cards
Index card boxes
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Markers
Notebooks
Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
Pencil sharpeners
Pencils
Pens
Protractors
Rulers
Scissors
Writing tablets


TAXED
Accessories (generally) – barrettes, elastic ponytail holders, wallets, watches
Backpacks – unless for use by elementary and secondary students
Baseball cleats and pants
Belt buckles (without belt)
Boots – climbing, fishing, rubber work boots, ski, waders
Buttons and zippers
Cloth and lace, knitting yarns, and other fabrics
Dry cleaning services
Football pants
Golf gloves
Handbags and purses
Handkerchiefs
Hard hats
Helmets – bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports
Ice skates
Jewelry
Laundering services
Leather goods – except belts with buckles and wearing apparel
Pads – football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder
Personal flotation devices
Rented clothing (including uniforms, formal wear, and costumes)
Roller blades and skates
Safety clothing, glasses
Shoes – bicycle (cleated), bowling, golf


You can read more about advertising and displays at the Texas Comptroller’s website.

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