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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Too Much CANDY!

I had an *extremely* busy day yesterday and it didn't end until after 11 pm! Brian was a superhero and took Aiden right after dinner, bathed him and put him to bed so I could tackle my to-do list. It was already 7:30 and I was starting to worry about finishing a birth announcement for a friend, a layout for Jen, a jewelry order and making it up to Wal-Mart before bed to buy the things we needed for Aiden's party. When Brian offered to run to Wal-Mart for me while I finished my photoshop work, I jumped at the chance! I had already organized a shopping list with all the coupons clipped to it. Among the things we needed was some easter candy for Aiden's basket. I had cut several coupons from the Sunday paper and had intended to see what candy was on sale and then use the coupon on top of the sale price. There was a coupon for $1.50 off two bags of M&M/Mars brand candy, one for $2 off 3 bags of Hershey brand candy, a buy-one-get-one-free for a chocolate bunny and a $2 off coupon for a Russel Stover milk chocolate rabbit. Well, my shopping list simply said "easter candy" and I forgot to tell Brian that I only intended to use one of the coupons for candy and one of the coupons for a chocolate rabbit. Oops! So Brian comes in from Wal-Mart hauling FIVE BAGS of easter candy and THREE chocolate rabbits, swearing that all I do is spoil our child and wondering what on earth I was planning to do with so much candy! I couldn't help but laugh aloud and admit I had totally forgotten to tell him to only use half of the coupons! (Brian's response: "Well, the M&M's and Reeses Peanutbutter Cups are mine, then!)

We have a LOT of candy now. I had intended on putting some out at Aiden's party but I honestly have enough for the party AND to fill three easter baskets brim-full! Doesn't matter - I was so appreciative that Brian went to Wal-Mart for me that I didn't even care. Heck, Brian is NEVER in trouble when he brings home chocolate! LOL!

So here is what I was scrapping with Jen's new kit while Brian was out:

I have been impressed by how unisex her Creative Fortune kit is! There are some worn & weathered items for boy pages and glitter & flower elements for girl pages. I LOVE that piece of word art. Everyone does - it has shown up in every layout I have seen done! As usual, the papers are totally amazing. They have so much texture and are beautifully roughed up. I just learned last week that Jen is so good at making papers, she actually has her own line of real scrapbook papers! Now THAT is impressive!

Speaking of Jen, have you been over to her blog yet? Today there is a coupon code for something FREE so get over there!!!!!


larshannon said...

I laughed so hard at the Easter Candy fiasco! Brian, I totally understand how confusing a woman's shopping list can be. I think you deserve the M&M and Reese's.

emblair said...

Funny about the candy...although I think I probably have even more than you! Jeremy found my initial stash of Easter candy last week and now it's GONE! Reeses eggs, kit-kats, cadbury eggs...all gone! So I hid the second stash much better this time!

Hope you guys have fun this weekend...sure wish we could be there!