Sunday, February 27, 2011
I got a great deal this week! JC Penny mailed me their $10 off $10 purchase coupon like they do a few times a year. Usually I'll scoot over there and get a pair of flip flops or one of those cheap jewelry sets. But this time I did some research. I checked to see if they carried anything Rachael Ray. FYI, they carry almost everything RR. So - this spoonula set (which I have been wanting) was $19.99 - it's a three set, in three different sizes. This week JCP had the set on sale for $14.99 - so with my coupon applied, plus tax I got them for $5.80 - SCORE. MAJOR SCORE. I think this is going to be the way I can get a lot of the RR accessories I want. I just need to wait for the next coupon!
When I first got my apartment (age 21), I bought a few of those $1 sets that came with the spatula, spoon and slotted spoon from the Dollar Store. 14 years later I STILL have them. Surely the cheap plastic has posioned me by now. Anyway - those went into the garbage yesterday. I got this set and there is one or two more sets I want - and soon, I shall have them!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
We aren't even building yet, and I'm already decorating the new house. Oh well, at least it will cut down on moving day chaos.
I saw this bathroom earlier last week on the Sand & Sisal blog. I think it's a SUPER CUTE bathroom and we will have one powder room in the new house, downstairs. Easy for company to get to!
I am thinking of copying this bathroom, only making that blue stripe Aggie maroon. I'm going to hit up the Benjamin Knox gallery and get a couple of cute prints to add in there too. Conrad is of course pro-Aggie, but he's not OVERLY Aggie. The house isn't covered in it. Although if he would let me every wall in this house would be Cowboy blue and silver. SIGH - but I did not marry into such madness. I think though, he would approve of a classy Aggie room, small scale and I think this is just the place for it. Most everyone who ever visit us will go into this room. His degree would fit in too - but I don't think he'll agree to let me put it in the bathroom (there has to be a joke there somewhere), so thus, B Knox will have to help me out. The degree can go into his man room/office/cigar room.
ALSO, this frees up the new game room for Cowboy blue and silver baby! My friend told me that Lowe's now sells the actual PMS/pantone colors for collegiate and pro sports teams. I can see an all silver room with a ginormous blue stripe. I also want to get some of those fatheads too - a lifesize Tony Romo and Miles Austin looking down over me with love and affection. Mostly love. Love and money - a lot of LOVE AND MONEY for ME.
Posted by The Tomball Three at 12:06 PM
Monday, February 14, 2011
Reason 1 - Conrad can go to the store and buy me roses, I'd be thrilled. If he brought home a box of Russell Stover's candy I would shut up for a week. If he took me to a nice dinner I'd do naked jumping jacks. Men? They don't want anything to do with it. If I came home with a bunch of flowers he would look at me blankly. Ok, so if we make this fair and he spends $20 on me and I'm over the moon, then what can I get for him for $20? A belt? A bag of socks? I mean it SUCKS. The next thing I know I'm selling blood and plasma to get money to buy a Festina watch for stupid Valentine's Day. No. I have better things to do with my time.
Reason 2- I don't even understand Valentine's Day. It's MEAN. I work in an office. If you are single, you watch people get cool stuff all day long. If you're dating, you spend all day WONDERING if you'll get anything cool. If you do, OMG, he loves me. If you don't, he obviously doesn't care a whit for me. WE ARE BREAKING UP. If you're married, you spend all day apologizing to the dating and single girls because you got something. It's ridiculous. It's such a high tension day in an office.
So no, we don't celebrate it. Conrad and I had our first date on December 31 and Valentine's Day came up quick and I told him then, I think it's dumb and pressure filled and I don't want anything to do with it. He spent two years questioning me. Looking for hidden meanings in my words. Giving me weird looks when he thought I wasn't looking, dropping hints about the upcoming day and the finally saying are you serious and am I going to get in trouble? I think after 5 years, he's finally convinced.
We wake up, I tell him Happy Valentine's Day. That's it. I cook at home - I'm not going out to spend a ridiculous amount of money for a set menu. If I'm going to pay $100 for dinner, you better give me more than two dessert choices. The whole thing is a scam.
SO - I know it sounds bitter and ugly and mean, but I just don't like it. I will be so glad when it's over. The pink, red and white everywhere, especially on all the blogs are making me sick. Come on Feb 15th!
and yes, Conrad DOES feel like the luckiest husband alive!
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Karyn "Keurig" Hopkins
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I narrowly avoided failure today! Well, that's a bit dramatic, but I'm pretty proud.
I went to Target on the way home to pick up a prescription. I REALLY wanted a Starbucks white hot chocolate but I RAN right past the Sbux area and hopped into my car. When Conrad got home, something happened to me. I decided I did not want to cook tonight. I wanted ... I don't know, something. Like Whataburger. I looked straight at Conrad and said, "I feel like I just want to burst into tears". That stopped him dead in his tracks, he didn't even know what to say and I don't know why I said it. I just know that approaching the stove made me want to bawl. STUPID.
I sucked it up and approached the stove and Jamie called to me. Tonight - chicken fajitas with corn tortillas and they were GOOD. Better than anything Whataburger can offer. It took just a few minutes - I don't know what was wrong with me earlier.
Anyway, Conrad had offered to go to Whataburger after my outburst and I said no. I feel like # 1 we saved money today. Two meals and the hot chocolate would have been like $20 and then the calories ... OMG. One day when I am sitting in a cardiologists office I will be really sad about all the Whataburger I was consuming. I don't want that. So - we stayed home dad gum it!
I also REALLY want to send Citibank $1000 this week and to do this, I can't be cheating on my dinner. Maybe ONE night this week, but not two and I did not want to waste my one night out at Whataburger. If I can send in this 1000 bucks, I will be down to $4880 and then I am DEBT FREE. I can almost taste it. It's so close.
How can I let a hot chocolate and a burger get in my way?
Thank you Jamie Oliver! LOL
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Well ... Happy Super Bowl. I guess.
Not much of a Super Bowl without the Cowboys. It's just ... the Sucky Bowl.
Well, for the Sucky Bowl Conrad requested chicken wings (baked, not fried), queso and chips, stuffed jalapenos and sausage stuffed mushrooms. We can't leave out Blanca though! So yesterday I made her Banana Cookies from a dog cookbook I have. She LOVES them.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011
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