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Shopping and Errands

June 22nd, 2017 at 07:22 pm

I did a little online shopping today and got the following...

White House Black Market
I picked up a cute white t-shirt with ruffle short sleeves. It cost $58 and I used a $50 coupon. Shipping was free. Total out of pocket with tax was $8.66! I got a large but I do not like things tight on my chest or stomach so if it doesn't fit I will save it for a Christmas present for my sister.

Home Depot
I also picked up a 7.5ft led pre lit Christmas tree. Shipped free to the house. Original cost was $149 and it was 75% off with tax I paid $39.95!

Tomorrow is payday and I went ahead and did my budget since the money hit my account today.

I have the evening free tonight as DD1 will be at work until after 8:30 and on Thursdays my mom picks up DD2 and she spends the night then I get her Friday around noon after I get off of work. My mom is keeping my nephew and niece this summer (during the week). They have a good time playing together. Since DD2 is the oldest my mom says she helps to keep the little ones entertained.

With my free time I am trying to fill it with things to do so I don't get sucked into Netflix or Pinterest which can be dangerous for a single gal like me.

I'm going to run some errands..

I have sandals to return to JCP.

I'd like to pick up mulch from Lowe's. It's $2/bag! My yard desperately needs mulched. While there I am going to look for some fruit trees. Some things are 1/2 off right now.

I am also going to swing by Petco. I printed a coupon from their website for free cat food (Whole Earth Farms brand) with any purchase. I'm going to try to see if they will honor it if I get a $2 cat toy. Looking at the fine print there isn't a specific dollar amount that you have to spend.

I might pick some flowerbed weeds and then do laundry and pack for the trip!

I need to pick up trash bags, t-paper and litter but I might order that on Amazon depending on how I feel.

I almost forgot but I need to swing by the bank to pull out cash to fill my envelopes.

To top off the night I will probably watch a movie and relax with a bubble bath.

What is something that you like to do to relax?

Single Parent Family Vacation

June 21st, 2017 at 04:36 pm

DD2 and I are headed to Branson, MO for the single parent family vacation that our church is hosting. Each year they have a trip and this will be our first. Cost is $1204.00

That includes:

Bus transportation
Silver Dollar City Theme Park
Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
White Water Outdoor Water Park (we will visit twice)
Buckets N Boards Show
Moses Show
Ralph Foster Museum
College Of The Ozarks Student Tour
Branson Landing
College Of The Ozarks Honor America Festivities and Fireworks
All Breakfasts
All Dinners
All Lunches except for two

I am responsible for paying for any food or drinks to/from Branson. We will ride the bus overnight and have one or two stops. There is a restroom on the bus. I know they are going to stop for breakfast. Other than that we will pack goodies (gum, pb crackers, trail mix, etc.). At two of the parks I will need to pay for lunch. We are going to the White Water Outdoor park twice but one trip there will be a box lunch provided. At the Honor America Festivities I heard there will be kids activities like face painting and balloon characters so that will be something too.

I am excited to get away and spend some one on one time with DD2. I have a trip with DD1 in November.

If you have been to Branson before please let me know of what you have enjoyed while there.