Friday, December 05, 2008

Fridays Fave 5

It is going to be difficult finding 5 things this week that made me happy because it's been a very emotional week with the unexpected passing of my niece. Every Friday Living to Tell the Story runs Friday's Fave 5. It's a list of 5 things that made you happy during the week. Details are here and don't forget to sign in on Mr. Linky so that we can drop by your place.

1. The calls, e-mails, visits and cards received this week both from family and friends that brought me comfort during my grieving.

2. Decluttered laundry room. In order to keep busy I joined in on I'm an Organizing Junkie's monthly round up the laundry room. I managed to clean out my laundry room. Get rid of some clutter and make it more functioning.

3. Finished my holiday shopping. With the help of which was recommended to me by my friend Sam I managed to get all my shopping done for the holidays. The benefit is I will be getting money back in February for using their service.

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4. Saved $ using coupons. I again saved almost $100 in groceries. I got some things for free too like coffee mate creamer for my coffee they were 99 cents this week and I had 50 cent coupons which doubled. I also got croutons for 19 cents and cereal for a dollar a box using coupons for both. Not only that I received a $25 gift certificate to shop again next week.

5. I ordered my planner for next year. This year I got my planner from CVS and the size was 8 1/2 by 11 which I did carry around and I tried to write in it often which I did. So this year I decided to go a bit smaller. I think I chose the 5 x 6 size so I can move it from tote to purse as needed. I also found a sight where I could customize my own pages where I was able to add photos to each tab and even have printed some of my appointments already. I ordered it from Franklin Covey. I found the website through while searching for calendars.

What are your favorite things from the past week?


Brenda said...

I can't believe you get anything done with 3 four year olds running around!

A good friend of mine is pregnant with twins, let me know if you have any tips for me as far as helping her.

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing your fave five. Your coupon savings is amazing.
Have a good weekend.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your niece. I looked at the pictures of precious. I can't even begin to imagine what a tough week this has been for you and your family.

I enjoyed your list of favorites. I am a coupon user too. Oh how I wish there was someplace that would double coupons here.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet niece.

Your children are beautiful. I, too, am impressed with how much you get done!

Robin said...

I am so sorry about your niece. Your family is in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

CTM, I'm sorry about the loss of your niece - but I'm glad you still found five things that were faves from the week. You sound like a very organized person from your list.

Susanne said...

I am so sorry about your niece. It must be especially hard getting anything done. May God comfort you.