Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 6/22-6/28

Harris Teeter is doing Super Double coupons from 6/22-6/28. They will double coupons that have up to a face value of $1.98.

I just returned from a trip there and this is my mini-haul. They were out of a few items that I wanted to get but I will check later this week to see if they are back in stock.

Total retail: $61.54

Total after VIC card savings: $40.07

Coupon total: $51.64

Total OOP (out of pocket): $11.16


I bought:

1 Hidden Valley Salad Kit- $2.79-.79 VIC Discount-$1.00 off coupon (doubled)= FREE

1 Coffeehouse International Delight Creamer-$2.49-0.62 VIC discount=$1.87-0.55 off coupon (doubled)= $0.77 per bottle

1 French's Spicy Mustard- $1.99-$0.75 coupon (doubled)= $.49 per bottle

1 Kikkoman Soy Sauce- $1.59-$0.55 coupon (doubled)= $0.49 per bottle

1 Marie Callender's Bakes- $6.49- $3.50 VIC discount= $2.99-$1.00 off coupon (DND)= $1.99

2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners- $1.50 on clearance- $1.00/2 coupon (doubled)= $0.50 per bottle

2 Blue Diamond Almonds-$3.49 each on B1G1= $1.75 each-$1.50/2 coupon (DND)= $1.00 per can

2 Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauces- $2.50 each-B1G1=$1.25 each -$1.00/2 coupon (doubled)=$.25 per bottle

2 John Frieda Full Repair Hair Foams-$6.69-20% VIC discount=$5.35 each- $5 off coupon=$.35 per bottle

1 Smuckers Jam- $2.99-0.99 VIC discount= $2.00-$0.55 off coupon (doubled)= $0.90 per jar

1 Garnier Shampoo- $3.79-1.00 VIC discount=$2.79-$1.00 off coupon (doubled)= $0.79 per bottle

1 Garnier Conditioner- $3.79-1.00 VIC discount=$2.79-$1.00 off coupon (doubled)= $0.79 per bottle

1 Colgate toothpaste (smaller)-$1.39-0.30 VIC Discount-$0.75 off coupon (doubled)= FREE

1 Colgate toothpaste (larger)-$1.99-$1.00 off coupon (doubled)=FREE


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday (a day late!)

{one} when was the last time you used a pay phone (if ever)?
I think it was when I was about 13 years old at Geneva Point Center up in New Hampshire. My family was participating in a church function and the only way to make outgoing calls back to my Dad at home was on a pay phone.

{two} did you ever fail a subject in school?
All the way through high school I never failed a class. Once I got to college, I failed a class on Primate Behavior. It was the worst class ever and I have no clue why I even decided to take it.

{three} where do you go to get your favorite hamburger/cheeseburger?
Five Guys!

{four} have you ever served jury duty?
No, but I really want to do it at least once.

{five} how old were you when you moved out of your parents’ house?
I was 21.

{six} what is your favorite color to wear?
Mostly teal or purple.

{seven} do you have a pair of shoes that you wear all the time?
Yup, ever since getting pregnant I have worn two pairs of shoes- my non-skid work shoes and my black Sketchers slipon sneakers.

{eight} do you enjoy talk radio?
Not in the slightest.

{nine} if you could turn one unhealthy food into a healthy one, what food would it be?
Fried food, especially chicken from Moseberth's. Yum!

{ten} who is the best speaker you’ve ever heard in person?
Hmmm, Joe Riddle at Wave Church in VA Beach.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

ABC's of Me!

Saw this on a bunch of blogs lately and of course I had to participate. :)

Age: 22
Bed Size: Queen
Chore you hate: Doing dishes especially since I leave them sitting in the kitchne for so long that they smell yucky.
Dogs: None at our apartment currently but my parents have a German Shephard named Frank Sinatra and a Pekingese named Chloe
Essential start of your day: Putting clothing on.
Favorite Color: Green, brown, purple and lots of teal/turquoise
Gold or silver: Silver.
Height: 5'2
Instruments I play (or have played): Only a recorder in elementary school
Job Title: Cashier
Kids: Little baby Riley who should be here in early July!
Live: Chesapeake, Va
Mom's Name: Carolyn
Nickname: Cait, Caity, Caitster, Charlie Brown
Overnight hospital stays: One coming up in early July... lol
Pet Peeve: When my hubby does chewing tobacco... :(
Quote from a movie: "If you're a bird, I'm a bird." -The Notebook
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: One sister
Time you wake up: Usually 4AM since I have work at 5AM most days of the week
Underwear: Comfy
Vegetables you dislike: Canned green peas
What makes you run late: Having to take a shower before going somewhere
X-rays you've had done: My ankle and chest
Yummy food you make: Cupcakes
Zoo animal: Monkeys!


30 Days of Me- Day 9

Day 9- Something you are proud of in the past few days...

I am proud of myself for facing my apprehensions in regards to doing things alone. Ryan is always working at the fire station it seems and I am always home alone. A few weeks ago I signed up for a newborn care class at the hospital that we plan to deliver Riley at and of course the class was scheduled for days when Ryan had to work. I usually dislike doing things by myself and love it when Ryan is there to share in the experience with me but I had to attend this class regardless of whether he could come or not. I felt really awkward going to this type of class alone and assumed everyone thought the worst things about me, but by 5 minutes into it, I just didn't care anymore. It was more important for me to learn new things about taking care of Riley than to give a flying fart what some strangers thought of me.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

Found these questions as a part of Ashley's Wee Bit Wednesday post and I figured it would be fun to answer them.

1- have you ever been stuck in an elevator?
Nope, thank God. I would probably cry my eyes out if that happened.

2- have you ever ridden on an elephant?
Yup! I went to a circus in New Hampshire with my family when I was about 5 and I got to ride one there.

3- have you ever met a well known celebrity?
I met Richard Simmons, the workout guy, at the airport one time. It was awkward. Lol.

4- do you have any food allergies?
Nope. Good b/c I love food!

5- do you know how to sew?
Yes, and I wish I had more projects to make.

6- did you get an allowance when you were young?
Not consistently. It was an on and off kinda deal.

7- how often do you fill up your gas tank?
About one every week and a half bc I never actually fill it up anymore. It’s far too expensive these days. Thankfully I work 2 minutes from our apartment.

8- have you ever been stung by a jelly fish?
Yes, just last summer after jumping off my in-laws boat into the James River. It wasn’t as bad as I had expected but it sure didn’t feel good.

9- have you ever been robbed?

10- what is the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
A chin length cut when I was about 16 years old. Never, ever again!


30 Days of Me-Day 8

Day 8: Short Term goals for this month and why...

I guess I should actually do this for the month of May considering there are only a couple days left in April. So here goes..

Goals for May

1- Drink at least one more glass of water per day.

2- Try and clean the kitchen a little more often.

3- Make it to the end of the month without Riley making an appearance.

4- Get the rest of Riley's clothes washed and folded.

5- Read 2 books.

6- Blog at least 5 more entries.

7- Finish setting up Riley's nursery.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

30 Days of Me- Day 7

Wow, it sure has been a long time since I posted one of these. Things got kinda hectic since getting married, finding a new job and getting pregnant, but hopefully I will blog more soon.

Day 7- A picture of someone/something who has had the biggest impact on you...

I would have to say that my parents have had the biggest impact on my life so far considering the fact that I spent 20 years of my almost 23 years with them. They have been the most amazing, supportive people and I wouldn't trade them for the world.


Monday, April 25, 2011

29 weeks, 1 day!

How far along: 29 weeks, 1 day

Total weight gain: about 25 pounds- really wish it were less... :(

Stretch marks: same ones as before but a couple extra little ones on my hips

Sleep: pretty comfy when using a Snoogle pillow but lately my husband has been hogging the bed making it harder to stay asleep

Movement: I swear sometimes he is trying to break out! He moves like crazy and you can even see it from the outside. It is so weird to watch. lol.

Food cravings: still fruit of course!

What I miss: being able to get out of bed easily and being able to bend down without groaning.

Weekly Wisedom: I need to listen to my body and take it easy when I am feeling crampy and such.



Friday, February 25, 2011

20 weeks, 5 days!

How far along: 20 weeks, 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: gained 15lbs. or so

Stretch marks: same ones on my boobs, now a few new ones on my hips

Sleep: Getting better but I still struggle once in awhile

Movement: He moves all the time practically

Food cravings: Fruit, salty things

Frustrations: People always asking "how are you feeling?"

What I miss: Sushi still, and not having back pain

Weekly Wisdom: Drink more water.

Milestones: Feeling him kick on the outside rather than just the inside


Friday, February 4, 2011

It's a Boy!

Riley at 16 weeks, 1day from an ultrasound we did to find out his gender

How far along: 17 weeks, 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: 8lbs. but it's hard to be sure b/c dr's office scales were crazy different each time.

Stretch marks: On my breasts and they are so PURPLE! Gah.....

Sleep: Depends on the night, sometimes I get plenty but other nights I can't even get 4 hours in.

Movement: I don't think I've felt the baby yet but I'm not

Food cravings: Citrus fruits, grapes, brownies

Frustrations: Not fitting into bras, even new ones...

What I miss: Sushi!!!

Weekly Wisdom: Invest in Tums.

Milestones: Getting a baby belly


Saturday, January 8, 2011


Ryan and I are having a baby!!! :)


Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Big Day!

Still waiting on the professional pics to come in but here are a few family shots for now!

It was the best day of my life so far! I can't believe it has been 3 weeks already since this day. :)


Sunday, October 3, 2010

30 Days of Me- Day 6

My favorite superhero and why...umm, yeah I really don't like superheros in the traditional sense.

I love the everyday superheros that you can find fighting on the frontlines in our military, protecting the streets from crime, and keeping people and property safe from fires and emergencies.

I am marrying a career firefighter in less than 2 weeks and I cannot be more happy about it. I am so proud of the work he does day in and day out.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Wandered into the kitchen to put some dishes in the sink and look what I found...