March 28, 2012

What I'm loving at the moment

The first two will have to be a tie. I'm equally excited about both products, and I saved a good chunk of money on both.

1. A FoodSaver!!!
This isn't the exact model that I have, but I'm sure they are both equally amazing. I've had my eye on one of these little ditties for a while now. I longingly gazed at it every time we ventured into Costco. But I sure wasn't paying over $100 for it.
Imagine my delight, when browsing through our local on-post thrift shop, when I came across one for $24... including like a million bags. Best $24 I've ever spent. Just for practice, I vacuumed and sealed some fresh parsley that I used once and would have otherwise wasted. Easy-Peasy. It's in the freezer sealed tight! I made a ton of dinner last night and now have 2 Andrew-and-I sized servings in the freezer... perfect for the weeks Trey won't be around! I sealed up some snack bags that were in the pantry.. ahhh.. the possibilities are endless. I can't wait to hit up Albertson's meat sales and stock up. I can even get crazy with it and marinate the meat before a freeze it :)

2. Finally. FINALLY. I waited and waited, but I've finally joined the rest of society and I HAVE A SMARTPHONE. (I'm not even sure yet if that is one or two words!) Costco was running a special on the Droid Bionic phone.

I just now realized that I only saved about $10 on it by getting it at Costco. I thought it was much more than that.. but still. A deal's a deal right? Come on.. make me feel better. Regardless.. I'm in L-O-V-E. My friends will really have to forgive me for my texting consistency and spelling for the next month though! My mum, however, will probably be in heaven with the quality of Grandson pictures she'll get.. and videos. That's right, I can now receive videos on my phone. Heyyyy!

3. Packages from my in-laws. 
They are always pretty fun to open and you never quite know what you're going to get! It's always a hodge podge of stuff.. I love it. We got one this morning which contained:
Magazines for Trey
Clothes for Andrew to grow in to.. yessss
Easter candy.. thanks guys!! (if they are reading this, the "thanks" is sarcastic)
Popcorn.. thanks guys!! (that is NOT sarcastic)
A little car for Andrew. 
A Valentines Day card because apparently we have an unknown address and it was returned to sender. No wonder the postal service is dying. 
Lastly, but definitely not leastly, printouts of time shares in San Diego. We told them we want to go there sometime this year (it's a 10.5 hour drive.. think we can do it???) in passing and they printed out options for us to stay at! Which got me excited about our possible trip! Why not go while we're close enough, right? We've never been closer than where we are now. 

4. Taking time for myself. 
I'm making myself more of a priority, which as selfish as I can be at times, I have a really hard time doing. I take care of my boys before I even think about taking care of myself and it's a big downfall. Which explains why I've had a gift certificate for a day at the spa sitting in my drawer unused since... when.. January? Anyways.. After dinner on Monday night, I let Trey do bath and bedtime and left the house with only my Ipod in hand. Not to far from our house (within walking distance) there is a 3.2 mile walking track. I was gone for an hour and was able to completely shut out the world, jam to my tunes, and be alone with my thoughts.. a rare commodity! Not to mention, I need the exercise! I would be a much better wife and mother if I could do that for myself 3 times a week. So I shall!


Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE my foodsaver! It is the best gift my hubby ever bought me :)

Mel said...

Welcome to the 21st century, darling! :)

Kristy said...

We love our Food Saver! And good for you for taking a break every once in a while!

JG said...

Yay for fun phones! :) You'll never believe you lived without it :) And a food're so high tech. Every time you get a new gadget I want one too!

Charla Welch said...

I am desperately trying to hold out till May when I get an upgrade on our account so I can use the $100 credit towards a phone. That, and I still haven't entirely decided what phone I want.

Yay for you time! It's very important to have that.

Amber said...

I've been wanting a food saver for a while now, but I've been banned from buying appliances. B's got to go away sometime. ;)