Coupons, Shoes, Pizza, Fan

A Few Random Things


Friday night, Aaron put Sam to bed and I went to Target to do my first serious couponing shopping trip.  It was so confusing!  I was in Target for almost 2 hours…  In the end, I saved $37 in coupons and with the Target Cartwheel app so I was pretty pleased.  My total bill was brought down from about $140 to a little over $100.  We have SO MUCH peanut butter right now.

 A Pair of Tom’s

Remember how I mentioned that I wanted to get Sam a pair of Tom’s shoes?  Well I found a pair for myself on Craigslist last week for $10 so Sam and I ventured to Squirrel Hill to meet the lady to pick them up.

Here’s Sam wandering along Forbes Ave.

And the new (to me) golden, herringbone Tom’s:

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

I made barbecue chicken pizza for dinner one night last week.  The plan was to make regular pizza but we didn’t have any tomato sauce or mozzarella cheese (remember me mentioning that I didn’t follow the meal plan at all).  We also didn’t have any barbecue sauce so I ended up making some.  It was a really easy recipe.

I cooked a giant onion in a skillet over low heat until it was brown and very soft then added a big chicken breast until it was cooked through and then shredded the chicken.

Stretched the pizza dough onto the pan.  Added the chicken:

Then added the barbecue sauce:

Then the onions:

Then grated cheddar cheese:

And bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes:

New Ceiling Fan

Monday night, we finally went to Lowe’s and bought the ceiling fan for Sam’s new room (I had a coupon that was expiring that day).  Aaron put it up last night and it looks great!  I love it!  I want to buy another one for our bedroom now.  He’s also been painting the walls in that room and it’s almost done.  Saturday is dedicated to working on that room.  Exciting life! I know.


Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes & some thrift store finds

I tried a Pinterest Pin today.  Sweet potatoes in the slow cooker.  All you do is clean your sweet potatoes and put them in the crock pot still wet and turn it on low.  My potatoes were small so it only took about 4 hours to cook 6 potatoes.  They turned out great and it’s so easy!  I’ll definitely be doing this again.  They taste like they were baked in the oven.

A couple thrift store finds.  We’re working on making our extra bedroom into Sam’s big kid room.  We need to paint the walls (I’m leaning toward painting it white) but I want to add a bunch of color in the form of pictures and decorations.  I found this cool map at the Red, White and Blue on Saw Mill Run boulevard.  The frame was shiny gold but I spray painted it black.

Then today Sam and I stopped into St. Vincent de Paul on Library Road.  It was 50% off miscellaneous day.  Jackpot!  Pretty much everything in the store that wasn’t clothes or furniture was miscellaneous.  I got these two old, blue mason jars for $1.  I also picked up two more picture frames for our “gallery wall” that currently consists of just one picture.

I want to do a post about thrift stores coming up because Aaron and I both love to thrift shop and we’ve been to many around Pittsburgh.  St. Vincent de Paul is closest to our house so Sam and I are frequent visitors.  Every day, they have a different 50% off category.  Tuesdays are kid’s day.  All kid’s clothes, shoes and books are 50% and I’ve found lots of Baby Gap and Children’s Place clothing there.

Lastly, our new front window came in today so we went to pick it up.  We’re very slowly replacing all the windows in our house.  This is 2 of 13 and the biggest one in the house.