Melissa Kaylene: My Week in Review!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Week in Review!

Wow. A new week is just a few hours away! Did you all get some extra sleep last night? I volunteered to work night shift, and didn't realize until yesterday afternoon that I was going to have to set the clocks back and work an extra hour! Made for a long night, but other than the sleep deprivation work was good.

Monday, I got back into the good ol couponing. Last week I attended a couponing seminar and, well lets just say they made an offer for Sunday newspapers that I couldn't refuse. I was pretty proud of myself because I managed to fill up my entire kitchen table with good stuff that we use for $65. I saved almost $100 total!

Tuesday night we finally carved our pumpkins with the kiddos. I helped Noah make a Spiderman one, Emma drew her face out and Wayne cut it, and Anika drew and carved her pumpkin all by baby's growin up.

For Halloween we kept it pretty low key, we popped over to Emma's preschool that held a harvest party, then went home and trick or treated around the neighborhood. We have a great small town neighborhood, everyone comes to our house. We run out of candy every year! We wrapped the night up with Charlie Brown, then put the kids to bed and watched the rest of the Blazer's game.

Friday I snuck off to Portland for a couple hours to see the Holiday Food and Gift Festival at the Convention center. I love sampling all of the food (and wine!) and looking at all the booths. I ended up buying some specialty nuts and a bottle of wine, and a bottle of mint vodka! Who would have thought there was vodka samples there!?! I normally use peppermint schnapps for my cocoa, but this Vodka was so good, the mint flavor was perfect, and it wasn't sweet, so it went perfectly with the cocoa, and I imagine it would make an awesome mojito.

Saturday was Anika's big day! Two basketball games back to back. They lost, but Anika drew a foul and made 1 out of 2 free throws, scoring our very first point of the season!! She was pretty bummed out and grumpy from loosing, but she actually took a nap, and woke up in much better spirits. She said, "Mom, I read at school that
 ' you're not done when you loose, you're done when you quit!' "
She then went outside to practice on her own.

This week entails more practices, meetings, errands, cleaning, work, and whatever else comes our way!



  1. found you on share the love blog hop... Your blog looks great and I will enjoy going through it. Newest follower

  2. Looks like you had a very busy week! That is pretty awesome you saved so much couponing- I have always wanted to try couponing but always forget the coupons :)

  3. Wow, it sounds like you guys had a extremely busy weekend. yummy a mojito sounds like a great idea! That's cool there was a holiday festival, i wish there was one around here. I'm stopping by from the Friday link up, im a little late. I hope you had a great weekend.


  4. Following you from the hop and would love it if you followed me back :)

    Lyndsay @

  5. I just came across your blog and got really excited because I live in the Willamette Valley too! Your family is so cute. I can totally relate to the time change/night shift moment - I don't work nights, but it definitely didn't occur to me that my babies had no idea we "gained" an hour! And I'm very impressed with your couponing. I have a lot to learn there. Looking forward to reading more, and I'd love to have you stop by sometime!

    Sarah @