Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here are Pepit
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:46 AM
Friday, December 19, 2008
3 - Cottenelle Toilet Paper
2 - Kraft Marshmellows
green leaf lettuce
1 - Crest weekly clean toothpaste
1- Bisquick (big box)
6 - Betty Crocker Potatoes pouches
1 - dozen eggs
1 - Betty Crocker Frosting
1 - box of ramen noodle soup
1 - double box of Betty Crocker Blueberry muffin mix
2 - gallons milk
3 - 8pk AA duracell batteries
2 - 5lb bags of real potatoes
9 - bags of shredded cheese
2 - boxes of Surf laundry detergent
1 - variety pack of mikes hard lemonade
Saved $80.44 59%
Not the best shopping trip but I had to get some things for Christmas dinner and Tonys birthday. But either way my goal each time is to save 50% or more. So a winner in my eyes!
Posted by Kostura Family at 6:58 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
On top of my piano
Our blue and silver tree downstairs
Tonys so proud
Our lights are one of the brightest on the street
This took like 4 days to finish
Looks a whole lot better in person
The kids helping put up the "kid" tree upstairs
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Deal of the week (I got it yesterday)
3 bags of life savers
1 dozen eggs
4 maybelline lip glosses
2 snapple antioxident waters
2 kroger fruit snack boxes
3 celestial tea
1 box kroger xmas cookies
3 natures own bread
4 hlaf gallons milk
SAVED $83.57 89%
Posted by Kostura Family at 7:40 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Look how adorably cute her feet are!
She is getting so big!
Sage on her 1st birthday!
The cutest 1 year old...I know!
Here is Sage giving me her sassy attitude!
My precious Sage...what a year this has been! Its passed by oh too quickly! You are just the most beautiful little girl (and Aubrey too) Ive ever seen. I am such a lucky mom to have such a perfect baby that you are! Your green eyes just like daddys sparkle and your nose like Grandma Connies your sassy bossy attiditude like mommy and your smile... ahh your smile is so contagious. We all love you! Happy Birthday!
Posted by Kostura Family at 10:12 AM
Well my deal of the week doesnt include groceries. Every year Tony or I (or both) do the Black Friday Shopping. We are finishing our unmentionable gifts for the good boys and girls in our house and I grabbed a pair of L.E.I jeans for 8 bucks....wohoo. We hit up Walmart, Target and stopped in Kohls...(man Kohls was the most frustrating one EvER....the Line was a mile deap on both sides and it took forever) Tony broke his sandles playing football on Thanksgiving so he needed some and we werent planning on getting them at Kohls. Anyway while I was distracting the kids while 'daddy went to the bathroom' (tee hee) I stumbled on a small side rack of mens sandles and found only 2 pairs that were his size. I didnt know how much they were but I didnt really care at this point because I was getting tired of waiting and so were the kids. To distract the kids, I let them scan the sandles (oh they love those things) and found out one of the pairs of sandles only cost $1.80 normally $18.00 90% off folks. JACKPOT! How perfect was that. So after daddy returned from his 'potty break' the kids really wanted out the store and so I waited in the now 2 mile deep line to buy these sandles.. 20 minutes later I got to the register and the lady said and I quote "YOU Waited IN LINe just to BUY Sandles....CaN I HEAD buTT you?!!!" Weirded OUt I was! Didnt really say much to her....I just wanted out! So I paid for my less than $2 sandles and practically ran out of there.
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:14 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
okay heres my update post since i have been slacking. first off here is my deal of the week
2 gallons milk
4 Heinz gravys
3 Ajax dish soaps
1 Pillsbury sweet roll
3 Reddi whip
13 Green Giant frozen veggies
7 Birdseye frozen veggies
4 Del Monte can corn
6 Kroger cheeses
1 box Mrs Cubbison stuffing
3 Kroger cream cheese
2 5lb bag potatoes
1 bag carrots
2 C&H brown sugar
2 C&H powdered sugar
1 bunch bananas
1 head green leaf lettuce
8 wishbone dressings
3 Betty Crocker Frostings
4 McCormick Seasonings
1 big ol Jenni-o turkey
3 Kelloggs pop tarts
3 Oceanspray cranberry sauce
2 MuriGlen tomato paste
3 Oscar Meyer bacon center cut
my reciept was 4 feet long hehee
So next reason I havent been posting much lately is because I have been reading the Twilight books....no more like I have been trapped in reading the books! I cant stop reading no matter how hard I try. I think, eat and sleep Twilight...! I told Tony not to get mad at me if I call him Edward on accident. hehe! I just finished reading book 2 New Moon. I cant wait until I can get book 3 & 4! As you can see I changed my background to Twilight but you cant see Edwards face :(
Anyways for Thanksgiving we are having lunch with my side of the family around 4 then we will be having Thanksgiving with Tonys side of the family on Saturday (Tonys parents are in Vegas until Friday....lucky them)(hopefully they will win the jackpot and cater out Thanksgiving instead of me cooking it ALL all by myself) hehe I guess its better to have Thanksgiving on 2 different days instead of stuffing myself 2 times in one day....ugg.
We won Suns tickets....wohoo! We went to a fun carnival thingy on Saturday and got a raffle ticket and won tickets to the January 16th game against the Timberwolfes. But get this...its the 11th row back from bench. Maybe Shaq will jump into the crowd again and make it all the way up to the 11 row...hehe I will be sure to remember the camera and get some awesome shots.
Sage is starting to walk along things like the couch...Im sure she will be walking here in the next 2 months. Shes starting to babble some new sounds. Aubrey and Weston are doing awesome in school! Aubreys teacher is bumping her up to the Max reading series and Weston is in the highest level of spelling, reading and math in his class. It all comes natural to them i guess....good thing that they got that from Tony instead of me. Im not so much of a scholar.
Well I hope you all have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Posted by Kostura Family at 8:46 AM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
5- Betty Crocker Frosting
4- Breyers Icecream Pints
1- 4pk Scott toilet paper
1- Green Giant steamer frozen vegetables
$0.08 (thats not a typo)
I got this deal last week so it isnt on sale anymore but I sure do love coupons....and so does my family hehe!
(I will post my Frys deal soon)
Posted by Kostura Family at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:28 AM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Alot of busy'ness has happened this past week...pheeww. I am glad its over with. We had most importantly Westons birthday on Friday (Halloween) and then school parades, trick or treating all in a 24 hour span.. Then Saturday we had Westons birthday party..that was interesting...9 kids ages 5-10 in my backyard...wowee! Our neighbor said he could hear us inside his house...oops I hope we didnt violate noise code. The kids had fun though...(pictures coming soon) Sunday we tried to relax but it was more like clean up after everything and put Halloween stuff away. Then yesterday was Voting Day! I didnt think I would get nervous but I did. I was worried for the outcomes and the 2 key ones I was worried about didnt turn out the way I wished. First off Obama! Enough said right! Well I guess things arent going to change that much. Then Prop. 102..Im not really going to spill it all out for you guys because you already know my feelings on this....I feel so bad for the now "outcast gay couples" Now it is so much easier for people to discriminate and look down on them. My stomach turns and Im am so sad about how Arizona people have masked a way to hate homosexuals. Anyways I thought I would update my blog since I havent in like a week. I will post pictures of the party and halloween soon!
PS. Good luck to my friend Erika...she is being induced to have her baby today (9 days overdue)!
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:12 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
(you can verify this on snopes:
http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/coins.asp> ) It
There is a new warning out by the Canadian Food Inspection
Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate coins (made in China) are
being recalled due to the fact that they contain ,
the ingredient in milk product that has caused many infant
deaths in China. These candies are sold at Costco, as well
as many bulk and dollar stores. please make sure to check
your children’s Halloween candy and DO NOT LET THEM EAT
THE PIRATE COINS (the ones wrapped in the shiny gold foil).
Please let other parents know about this.
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:17 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
So this weekend was busy. (like every weekend is around here lately...sigh*) Saturday morning was the Reed side of my family (my moms side) annual breakfast at my Uncles house. My kids love going there because they have horses, cows, chicken and lots of places to run around. Aubrey was trying to be brave enough to pet the cow and she wouldnt do it for the longest time then she finally came up to me and said watch so I was watching (through the camera lense) and she pet the cow...only when she did it moved its head swooshing a fly or something and it squished her arm between the fence. Poor girl! She wasnt really hurt more like scared.. at least she did it. Then the kids had fun watching my cousin milk the cow...he kept squirting the kids with the milk...lol. After a while Tonys allergies got to him and we had to leave....but we had fun while we were there. Oh ya and if anybody knows how they made those biscuits and gravy please please pass on the recipe. YUM!
Then after we got home Coco and her husband and brother came to pick up the furniture they were buying from....(thank you coco)! After they left we ate lunch and went to a small fair down the street put on by My Doctor Now! It was okay. They had a petting zoo with a Llama, baby cow, bunnies, baby chicks, bay pig, ducks and goats. The kids had fun petting the animals. The kids got to sit inside a firetruck and meet the firemen. We went to Walgreens after and got a Red Box movie, Dont mess with Zohan! It was pretty funny. On Sunday I was hoping it would be a chill day but that never really happens. Tony decided he needed at TV today and so we did our price shopping online and found an awesome deal on a TV....so needless to say he went and got it. Yall have to come over and watch a movie with us someday!
Today (monday) I went to Walmart with my neighbor (who is due today) to get an awesome deal on icecream. (well the sale is at Frys but we ad matched).....okay heres the deal
Blue Bunny Icecream
normal price $5.99
sale price $1.97
coupon from bluebunny.com $1.00
end price $.97
Thats right only 97 cents for a 1.75 quart of icecream....yum! Go get some for now and save some vanilla icecream for Thanksgiving pies...
PS a little insider on another deal (I havent tried it yet)
Bashas has pint sized Breyers icecream on sale $1.00 and in yesterday coupons was a coupon $1.00 off making it free...
Frys has Hall cough drops $1.00 coupon from yesterday paper .50 doubled to a $1.00 makes it free.
Enjoy and let me know if you went to get these deals.
Posted by Kostura Family at 10:53 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Okay you can all be jealous me now.. Check out what I got at Frys this morning. I did 4 seperate transactions and got a total of 25 things.
4 quaker instant oatmeals
2 quaker extra fiber instant oatmeals
1 Revlon Emery board package
4 quaker cinnamon life cereals
2 oat squares cereals
4 quaker instant oatmeals
2 quaker extra fiber oatmeals
2 quaker breakfast to go
4 capt crunch cereals
So for all 25 items I paid $14.66 which comes to .59 cents each and saved $89.81! Wohoo. Most of these products cost up to over $4 each!
Posted by Kostura Family at 10:38 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Does it ever seem like everyone is avoiding you...? Well thats what I have been feeling lately! Maybe its just the paranoid me or something. Or maybe it is ME who everyone is avoiding... I mean we used to have conversations with our neighbors frequently but now its like they go in their house and dont come out. And like my mom doesnt even call to chat with me or come to visit.. I think shes only seen Sage 5 times, and Sage is going to be 1 years old in 1.5 months. I dont understand. It used to bother me alot before but now I guess I have just gotten used to her being absent from our lives... I dont know if its that she disapproves of us not going to church or what...I feel like alot of people judge us for not going to church....which just irritates me and makes me dislike the religion that much more. My phone has been pretty silent except for a few friends that are actually friends and call me. I rarely hear from family! Oh well at least my friends are there for me and my family. Well I take it back Tonys mom and I have a fantastic relationship...I can tell her anything and not fear of what shes going to think about me or fear she will be mad. She calls me almost daily to just Chat. And she trys to visit at least once a week if not more. She enjoys being with her grandkids and me. She is planning on having a me and her day just shopping and doing girly stuff. At least I get that kind of mother daughter interaction with my mother in law. I rarely see or hear from my dad. He is working alot and spends waaaayyy to much time with his Hispanic ward "family" and not his own. That ticks me off to because then he complains that he doesnt have enough time in the day to finish everything. If he would quit spending time with them and more time with his own blood then his relationship with them would greatly inprove. I dont even think my parents know how many teeth Sage has or if shes even crawling now. Any advise on how to cure this problem with them would be awesome.....and dont try to sugar coat everything and say "well thats who they are" or "thats just how they do things".. uh uh no! Thanks for reading.
Posted by Kostura Family at 11:05 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Urrgh Im really kinda ticked about Propisition 102 right now! How dare we let our government waste our hard earned tax dollars on a lame ass thing like this...especially in Arizona where gay marriages are already NOT Allowed. Millions of dollars wasted that could have gone to more important things such as schools, healthcare, charities, streets, etc. First of all its shoving a belief down everyones throats...! Also voting No will NOT allow gays to marry....it simply will keep the law the same which is that they arent allowed to be married. Love is love, no matter what sex. In fact there have been studies that showed that homosexuals have an extra thingy on the bottom of there brain by the back of your neck. Maybe it isnt a choice. Dont get me wrong....I dont swing that way but why judge others. Heres something fishy that happened
"Proposition 102 was placed on the ballot via referendum rather than through the initiative process on the last day of the legislative session; presiding State Senator Jack Harper faced an ethics investigation over allegedly violating Senate rules by cutting off the microphones of two senators who were attempting to filibuster the bill. Despite the fact that Sen. Harper has admitted to intentionally cutting off the microphones, a Senate ethics committee consisting three Republicans and two Democrats voted 3-2, along party lines, to dismiss the charges."
Wow how low can someone go? Come on really? Arizona has more important issues to address. Constitution is supposed to GUARANTEE freedom...what happened to that. Constitutionally treating these families as second-class provides justification to those who are prone to violence. There may be no end to the recent spat of gay bashings in Scottsdale and Flagstaff if this measure passes. If you use the Constitution as a means of pushing citizens down and treating them as less worthy, the results could be disastrous.
And why are certain religious groups so heavily involved in this fight? Everyone has a right to practice their religion -- that's the Constitution's guarantee of "free exercise". At the same time, the public has the right NOT to have someone else's religious beliefs imposed on them -- that's the Constitution's guarantee against the establishment of religion in the CIVIL legal system. Besides, there are lots of religions (including large denominations of Christianity) that recognize that discriminating against a person based on sexual orientation is NOT "what Jesus" would do!
I hate hate hate that religions are throwing this down everyones throats right now. I thought they taught free agency. Isnt that where you get to choose?!??? Making it illegal for gays to marry is taking free agency away. That is so contradicting! You are being mislead by this proposition. People are thinking that if they dont vote yes than that means gays will be able to marry. BIG FAT NOOTTT. People fear that if they dont listen to there church they will be looked down upon. I hate that sooo much. I would rather have a gay neighbor than a religious freak condemning me to hell. And that is the truth. I have gotten so much negative experience with a certain religion I dont care to mention.
I don’t care if your straight, gay or somewhere else, it’s not my business how you enjoy your life. And it shouldn’t be the state’s either. This is basically a form of discrimination. Allowing gays to marry is not the same as disallowing straight people to marry. Traditional marriage would not be marginalized one iota by allowing gays to marry. It would only be broadened to allow gays to marry. Just like we broadened marriage to allow for interracial marriages during the civil rights movement.
Some might make the argument that gays marrying is just another slippery slope of immorality. But if they want to marry, arent they dont the moral thing, arent they committing to the monogamy that those in religious bubbles advocate? I hope that we can find a way to say NO to a protective bubble of religion that makes outcasts of those who are "different" (plueeessee) Doesnt it make outcasts of those who are "different"? and arent the outsiders and outcasts, the scorned, the very people Jesus embraced?
I also say a video of a family who lives in a state where same sex marriages are legal. Oh boy did this one get me rolling fire mad. Its sooo one sided. It shows tha parents upset that their Kindergardener came home with a book that showed a dad and his "partner"! They wanted the school to make it a parent permission first. Okay well as a parent arent we supposed to teach and guide our children to believe the things we want them to? It goes right along with this. It is no different then your child hearing about drugs, drinking, sex before marriage, etc. You just have to explain why some people do this and why you dont do this. If you dont like how the school is teaching, then HOMESCHOOL! Kids are going to learn all sorts of stuff at school. Parents have the obligation to be there for the children and lead them the direction that they believe is true. Dont be hating on the school....they arent going to turn your child gay! SOO LAME!
As you can see this is a very touchy subject for me and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I could go on for hours about this. (and subjects relating) Please please do more research on this Proposition and make a smart educated vote. Dont watch or read one sided things. Get the factual facts about Prop. 102. Dont let anybody sway your vote...do what you feel is the right thing to do....remember free agency. Free to choose. Free to choose. Free to choose.
Posted by Kostura Family at 11:24 PM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Four Random Things I Like About My Husband:
1. His hot bod
2. His mad skills at fatherhood
3. Cooks bacon really good (he calls it job security cause i cant cook bacon worth a crap)
4. Very mild tempered never gets mad
Four Jobs I've Had
1. Movie theater (i loved that job)
2. Just sports
3. Linen N Things
Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once:
1. Phantom of the opera
2. Alot of disney movies
3. ET (sorry couldnt think of anything else)
4. Merry christmas charlie brown
Four TV Shows I Watch
1. The Doctors
2. Lipstick Jungle
3. Real world road rules challenge
4. the news
Four Places I've Been:
1. Arizona (duh)
Four Of My Favorite Foods:
2. chicken salsa tacos
3. anything i didnt have to cook
Four Places I Would Like To Visit:
1. New york
4. anywhere but here
Four Things I Am Looking Forward To In The Coming Year:
1. Sage walking
2. A bunch of my friends having there babies
3. Losing some more baby weight
4. Seeing the snow
Four People I Tag: (if you want too?)
4. anyone else who wants to do it
Posted by Kostura Family at 12:05 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hi, HOLY COW howd this happen? Im kinda freaking out! Not a bad idea though...
HOLY COW howd this happen? Im kinda freaking out!
Not a bad idea though...
Posted by Kostura Family at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Posted by Kostura Family at 11:01 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Posted by Kostura Family at 10:33 AM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
They meaning husbands, specifically mine this time. I will set up the story for you. Tony in high school won the Iron Man competition. He loved and still loves lifting weights. So as you could guess when he finally had a garage to put up his weight set he did it as soon as he could. Well it didn't get used for the purpose of pumping iron.....no.... it got used as a storage bench and to collect dust. After some discussion about a year ago about not having enough room to maneuver in there and that he wasn't even using it he said that he would begin to use it and it wouldn't be used as a storage bench anymore. He did begin using it everyone other night for a whole month..........ya then you guessed it....that excitement wore off. Since then its been collecting dust and other things. So the discussion came up again and guess who won......yep meeeee! Do men (husbands) ever learn that the women always prevail? Ahhh but there was some compromise here....Im not as mean as a wife as Im making it sound. Hes keeping the bench and some weights in there but at least I can walk into the garage without tripping or trying to avoid hitting my head on some big metal thing......ahhhhhh! I LOVE MY HUSBAND
Here he is taking it down.....what a somber day it was for him......(he called it having his balls in a vice.....whatever that means lol) He does agree with me now that its nicer having more room in the garage.
Posted by Kostura Family at 11:19 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wanna know what I do (well sometimes) Im a bzz agent.. Interested? ask me what I do and I might let you in my secret.
Posted by Kostura Family at 9:51 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hey anybody want to get rid of you broken crayons? Im going to be doing a little craft project with my kids and need lots of broken crayons... Thanks
Posted by Kostura Family at 2:02 PM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Posted by Kostura Family at 8:53 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
So we are back from our camping trip and the post title will be explained as we go. Dont get me wrong....we had a great time. We headed up Thursday afternoon and when we first pulled into the "wilderness" we saw a heard of 10-12 elk. It was pretty awesome site. After finding my brother and dad we set up camp and played around for a few hours including swinging on a swing my brother made. The kids had a blast with that.
After dinner we sat around the camp fire and then went to bed. It was sooo cold. I think I had maybe 3 hours of sleep. Between the stupid coyote howling and the coldness I just could not get to sleep as much as I really wanted to. The next morning my dad made pancakes (we had bagels though) and one his last pancakes was huge (Duston ended up eating the whole thing hehe) Then I decided to move my car back over to our tent and I drove over (on accident) a tree stump. I was stuck. I tried to go in reverse and foward. I was getting no where......now I was scared. (here comes the part of the title explination) Tonys parents showed up on the ATVs and I showed them what happened. His dad said we needed to Jack up the back tire and stick some boards underneath the tire set it down then jack up the front tire and put a rock under it so the wheel could just roll over it and over the stump. It took a lot of man power (thanks Jaron, Duston, Dad, other Dad, and my sisters for making fun of me) As the day went on I got tired of "ruffing it" and decided it was time to pack up and leave much to my sisters failed attempts to keep me there. (nothing personal) We left around 5ish and got home about 8ish with a pit stop in Fountain Hills at Wendys. I slept like a freaking baby I was so tired.
Posted by Kostura Family at 2:17 PM