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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas clearance

Stopped by Target on my way home tonight. Our closest one was nearly wiped out of the really good stuff. I did manage to pick up a hot wheels set 
Some Frozen ribbon 
And a roll of Disney princess wrapping paper that can be used all year around.
They were all part of the half off selection. Food items are still 30% off. Also remember to check paper goods, cosmetic aisles and sometimes even pets. Anything that has snowflake or holiday packaging should be ringing up at a discount. Now is a great time to be buying gifts for all of next a year. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Finally a half off deal I love

Today's half off toy deal is for a great Star Wars set.
The die cast Star Wars hero and villain starships set to be exact. This is a $49.99 price. 
You can find it on the toy aisle. While picking up last minute things with a fellow Star Wars fan, we grabbed the last one for him. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Getting into the holiday spirit

These past couple months have been a whirlwind of activity. Changing jobs, prepping for the holidays, raising three kids, trying to keep up with daily chores... You can officially call me Wonder Mom now. 
I bought a little 2 foot tree for the kids. I'm not a fan of having a Christmas tree. I don't believe they are something needed to celebrate, but the kids wanted something Christmas-related. I also hung the stockings for them and myself.
The sitter who watches my daughter, does crafts with my baby girl. They made a snowman poster and my son made a poinsettia picture in his class. These are our Christmas decorations and the kids couldn't be happier. Since the tree isn't big enough to put the gifts under, I put it on a side table that has a shelf under it for the gifts. In the shifting of our home life, it brings a warm happiness to my kids. And that's all I could want for them right now. 
We have gone shopping and I'm teaching the children to embrace the nerd within. So yes, we have saber fights at Target! 
We checked out the candy in the Christmas section. What is with these candy makers today?? The two outer flavors make my stomach turn. The one in the middle intrigues me. Would you try them? 
My daughter liked helping me wrap the gifts while her brothers were at school. 
I went to HEB looking to buy a pecan pie as the Edwards brand was on sale and I had a coupon. Would you believe that every other kind of pie was on sale except the PECAN PIE?! 

On the side, I'm working hard to see a specialist about getting my back fixed. We have narrowed down the cause of my pain to three possibilities; nerve irritation, slipped discs, or deteriorating discs. A side effect of having scoliosis and the spinal fusions to fix it, is that the discs in my lower spine that weren't attached to the rods were not fused as the ones above them were. This means they carry more pressure and get stressed. They begin sliding or deteriorating. It doesn't help that deteriorating discs runs through my moms side of the family. Arthritis has also flared through this spot. So the cold does its normal pain-inducing tricks to increase the discomfort. By any normal standards, I probably shouldn't be up walking around. But I do have a high tolerance for pain. I also have a strong will and my mother helped me learn pain management when I battled the scoliosis. These three things get me up in the morning and keep me going until I can finally pass out from sheer exhaustion after a long days work. But I have to remind myself... Keep smiling. Its hard. It hurts. And crying comes sometimes. But afterwards, I have to smile. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mixbook promotion information!

The holidays are here and picture gifts are always a pleasure to give and receive. Mixbook is offering my readers a special deal to assist you in saving money for those holiday gifts. Christmas will be here soon, so don't wait too long!

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the festive and sentimental Merry Christmas photo book. Snowflakes, candy canes and colorful ornaments are featured on joyful holiday backgrounds to showcase your photographs. Layouts allow you to build collages, feature a portrait across the gutter or frame snapshots inside holiday artwork. Your personal quotes and tags are highlighted in eye-catching typography.

Merry Christmas is part of our Seasonal Photo Books Collection and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, just like all of our other photo books, cards, and calendars. Mixbook uses only the highest-quality, heavy-weight papers that are ethically sourced from sustainable forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

3 sizes available
Digital Press
Printing Time
1-2 business days
With Mixbook, everything is customizable. Add your own photos and text, change the layout, add stickers and backgrounds - you are free to design a Book that is personal to you!
My readers get to save just in time for the Holidays! 50% off cards & 10x10 photo books + 40% off site wide! http://mixtrk.com/?a=50&oc=13&c=104&p=r&WordsofaTexasNerd=