Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break Trip

I started planning for our spring break trip by looking for good deals.  I soon ran into the problem that I couldn't tell what a good deal was.  I needed a budget.  So with my husbands help we agreed on an amount.

We went to Great Wolf Lodge.  Which is not known for being a great deal.  But it was, because I came in under budget.  I think that's all a deal is - not spending as much as you could.  I have lots of deal blogs bookmarked and most of them I question if they are deals at all.  Probably because it's for stuff I would not spend money on.  Deals and frugality are far from different I guess.



Anyway, we had a very busy vacation.  The kind that is fun but makes you happy to go back to your plain, ol', boring life for awhile.  That's my favorite kind.  I don't want the kind that I never want to leave.  That would be disappointing!  We did a lot of swimming on break and will continue with that as spring swim lessons start tonight.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

I made corned beef and cabbage yesterday.  It is fun to coax children into getting their yearly fill of steamed cabbage in one night.  I think just looking at it was satisfactory to my kids.  They enjoyed their corned beef and green jell-o so that was a welcoming surprise.

McMenamins Passport

Since I'm in Oregon now I am going to try to be a local. I'll go to McMenamins. I don't like alcohol and I haul children with me everywhere but I LOVE RUBBER STAMPS! So let's see how this goes.

My passport...

I got my Corvallis Pub stamp.My first stamp!

The kids drank Shirley Temples. They insisted they loved them but nobody finished. What to trust?

I tried Pomegranate Cider which I found agreeable. I also got my second stamp which I find very happy.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Daisy Makes a Trade

Miss Daisy had a little trampoline she wasn't using.  I used it once to my stub my toe.  She took it in to the consignment shop and was able to make a trade for this little rocking chair.  She finds this chair more useful as she prefer TV over exercise.  Although I am kind of questioning why I even let her bring it home as I can picture myself stubbing my toe on it.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stitch Fix #2 Review

So I got the same stylist to send me my stitch fix box as last month but I didn't see much similarities.  I paid $20 for styling fee and received the following things...

Dante Cut Out Metal Oval Layered Necklace by Bancroft $32
I didn't love it and I'm not really a jewelry person so I can pass with zero regret.

Evella Boatneck Top by Market & Spruce $64
This was my favorite thing that was sent but I decided if I kept it I would cut off the fake shirt tail things and then I realized if I have to do that to a sixty dollar shirt, it's the wrong shirt.

Patrick Cropped Chino Pants by Level 99 $64
My stylist said these pink pants would give a pop of color.  ???  They are not pink and they are quite dull.  Not me at all.

Madden Mixed Material Top by Le Lis $38
I like the pattern on the back but the cut of this shirt reminded me of a manta ray trying to play football.   Don't want it.

 Kendra Knit Top by Skies are Blue $64
My stylist sounded excited about this shirt because I have a similar shirt pinned.  But I just don't like white and off-white for one.  I'm a slob and I stain stuff. 

I returned everything.  Better luck next time.

I am still enjoying everything from my last Stitch Fix except for the one shirt I didn't like.  I ended up giving that one the thrift shop.

On Our Own

Dads been away for work for the past week and it's felt a lot longer than that!  But we are getting by, maybe.

Daisy's been able to forage for her own breakfasts.

She needs lots of sugar for all the cleaning she has to keep up with.


Guy has been keeping busy with Legos and Lego video games.  I think this is suppose to be Iron Man saving someone.  He told me to take a picture and send it to Lego magazine but I'd have to get the picture printed first.


Nels has enjoyed a Kindle app about dressing up a woman and going on dates.  He is learning a lot about makeup application and he did weep a little when he couldn't afford his ideal pumps for his up-and-coming wedding.  I hope he finishes that game by the time dad gets home.

He did order a manly bowl of spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner the other night. 

I got some food too with my little spaghetti-slurping friend.  I even managed to eat some!