Taco night. It's hard to over-state how much Brian loves tacos. I'm not sure why it took me so long to institute a weekly taco night (on Tuesdays obviously) because he would always get so excited when we were having them. And I love having one night a week where I don't have to think about what I'm going to make :)
Favorite thing I saw outside our house:
Deer...and a lot of them! I see deer regularly on my runs because the trails go through woods, but I don't normally see them outside our house and I looked out one morning and saw 12 of them. 12!
Favorite thing I (finally) figured out:
The adjustable band on toddler pants. Once I got it, it made sense....but I was doing it wrong for awhile. I don't think it's that intuitive and I think some form of instruction card should be considered, at least for first-time buyers.
Girl Scout cookies. I have a special love for GS cookies and it has literally been years since I've had any. My friend's daughter is a Girl Scout and I was able to order them from her and my friend was kind enough to send them to me!
(Least) favorite forecast:
Sunday's forecast for the Little Rock half marathon has been holding steady with a chance of rain between 70-90% all week. Needless to say, I am packing accordingly. **edited to add that the forecast now specifiies 'PM rain' and it's gone down to 60%...things are looking up**
Favorite new way to shop for things we buy over and over:
Amazon subscriptions. I've always ordered a lot of things on Amazon, then I took it to a new level when we had the boys by ordering things I used to get at the store: dog food, toilet paper, wipes, detergent, etc. Now I've taken it to a new level again by setting up subscriptions on Amazon for things we shop for regularly. And you get a lot of big boxes, which provides a good amount of entertainment for little ones.
Favorite way to save money:
Ebates. If you do a lot of online shopping like me (see the piece about Amazon above), you have to get set up with this. You get cash back from shopping online, it's incredibly easy, and just about every major retailer is linked up. This is how simple it is: set up an account, download a little button on your browser bar, look for a banner with how much cash back you get anytime you visit a website, activate that by clicking the button on your browser bar, and continue shopping. Then every few months you will get a check or money deposited into your Paypal account with everything you've earned. I signed up in the beginning of January and we've already earned over $80. Cha-ching!
What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
Do you order a lot online or shop for it yourself?
Do you have any regular dinner nights?