My Guess is a few of you are in the same boat right along with me. I still buy stuff, but I shop clearance, thrift shops, discount stores like the Dollar Tree and so forth. I almost never pay full price.
Every time I walk into Walmart the first thing I check is shoes. Much of the time I can find the cutest toddler shoes for three dollars and under. Sometimes even just for a dollar like the other day.
The other day when I was in Wal-mart I looked at shoes and also quickly through the womens clothing. I found some awesome deals!
Everything I purchased was just a dollar each!
The original price was $9.98 they were on clearance at $1.00
The photo does not show but they are sparkly glitter like silver. They are a size two, purchased for my newest grandchild to grow into.
This style shoe has been Little Miss’s summer go to. They are perfect for shorts and even fancier dresses. Originally priced at $5.96 I paid $1.00. She has two other pairs I paid $3.00 for earlier in the season.
I also found my adult daughter these capri length leggings. She takes an extra-small and yesterday that is all they had. The best news is they were also all $1.00 each. So while they were not for me, it was still nice to be able to gift her with something she could use. They were regular $3.98.
So without tax, my total would have been $27.88 my total was $5.00.
A savings of $22.88 !!!
So tell me, have you shopped any recent Wal-mart clearance? What did you find? Please share in the comments below.
So I told how myself and hubby met in my post about The Proposal I am sure you wonder what the rest of that looks like and why he now has my heart for always.
The First Month
Imagine talking to someone on a phone for two months. While you may “get to know them” what you do not get to know is their everyday habits, mannerisms, issues, shortfalls, what makes them really angry, happy, or sad. In basic you do not know how to live with this person on a moment to moment basis. The first month was figuring out neither of us know how to cook. That he was a messy person and I suddenly was not. That he had an ex who for years to come would make it her mission to now not only see him miserable but, to try it with me as well. We had very little money, we lived in a room, and walked everywhere. It was a messy struggle and made for very hard lessons.
The First Year
We eventually, within months moved to a large rooming house in Lewiston, Maine. The building owner left my husband and me in charge of running it. The building was in disrepair and condemned. Three floors, twenty-one rooms that needed fixing. Together him, myself and three other people brought it from unlivable to inspected and approved by the city code enforcement. It was a challenge but, it to this day is what I believe it started to pulled us, two strangers, closer. It was here that I helped raise his daughter who was 18 months old almost full time and would continue to do so for the next 13 years. It was here I became pregnant with our first child together. A tiny baby girl. We bought our first car together and ate many meals at Denny’s. It was also here that I made him chase me across the united states when I left him. not once but twice. Look, I didn’t say this was a fairy tale. Things were rocky at the times but, they were also good as well. We would move many times over the course of the next ten years and I left many times over the course of these years.
When I turned 26 ten years in and many children later I packed up and left for what I deemed at the time for good. So many children and other stressors put wear on both of us. I loved him but, we were often bitter towards one another. I like to look back at those times and really think about them. They were true learning and growing years. We were both young and foolish. Our priorities were often lost. My answer was too often leave. So we never fully worked through anything. So after three months, I came back to him with a promise that I have kept for 16 years. No more leaving, we will work on things together as husband and wife through good and bad just as we had vowed to do on the day we married that from this time forward he fully had my heart and wanted his as well.
Our Anniversary came and went this year without anything more than us exchanging the words “Happy Anniversary” to each other. The difference these days is that stuff is not needed. We are happy and secure together. There is no card or gift that could express how we feel for each other. We have walked through hell together and came out on the other side holding hands walking side by side; and will continue to do so. We have discovered the secret to marriage. You become a unit. This is not just about what makes me happy or him happy. It is about what is best for us as a unit. That day 16 years ago is when we truly became married. He still has my heart and I have his. That is the way it was meant to be.
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There is nothing more wonderful than watching your baby grow and change each month. Each month brings new and exciting milestones for you as a mom. Why not remember them each month with a photo of your sweet baby at each stage. We are happy to offer you and your baby this wonderful free printable. Congratulations on your new little one. May you both have a wonderful first year together.
To download the whole set of numbers for your free first twelve months stickers please click the link below. This is a PDF file. These are free for your personal use. Do not distribute as your own. Below is a sample of month one.
Below you may download them for free they are in PDF format. They must be printed letter-sized (8.5″ × 11″) full sheet of sticker , then simply cut them out, and stick them on your infants clothing to celebrate each month with a photo.
What does that new baby really need?
by: Jennifer Gove
What your baby really needs.
There are so many gadgets out on the market, so many cute little outfits, so many baby things that we think we need, so many we don’t need. Here are some ideas to get you started .
Don’t spend TONS of money on these first little outfits baby will grow really fast and many clothes they may not even get to wear.
Onesies about 6-8
Sleep and plays 10
3 cute outfits
Snowsuit if winter
Sweater or light jacket for fall or spring.
Socks about 10 pair
Blanket sleepers for cool nights about 4
Hat for winter or summer
6-7 receiving blankets
2 pack packages small diapers
Baby nail clippers
Gentle baby soap
Diaper rash ointment
The Big Stuff
The VERY first thing you must buy is a CAR SEAT (Please buy new)
Stroller or Carrier
As far a bassinet it is up to you remember baby will not use this very long.
I would suggest a good pack n play over a bassinet they often come with an attachable bassinet and changing tables.
A swing great for soothing baby when you have been doing it for hours.
Also, a bouncy seat is wonderful
A changing table. However a changing mat is awesome! I used one all the time to change baby where ever I happened to be. Far more convenient.