11.24.2008

Things I'm into right now

I borrowed this concept from my friend Tammie, because I thought it was neat-o.
Here are some things I'm into right now:

- Cinnamon Bun coffee from Walgreens. That's right, Walgreens. The newer ones have cappucino machines. O.M.G., that cinnamon bun stuff is addictive. I had my first one on Friday and have been back about 5 times for more. Seriously.

- Thrift store shopping. J and I are becoming quite the bargain hunters. We got some amazing deals this weekend, and found some unique things that we'd have never found anywhere else. Score!

- Coupon clipping. I am the coupon queen! Well, not really, but I'm working on it. I also check sale ads and write a list of what I need from each store. I will shop at several different stores to get everything I need at the best price. J always goes with me, and we make it fun.

- Walking. We walk everywhere that we possibly can. In our new neighborhood, we are walking distance from our library, dentist, post office, bank, grocery store, dollar store, many restaurants & shops, etc. Unless it's dark or freezing, we're walking! It saves money, helps the environment, and we all get exercise. Win/win/win!

- Decorating our new home. Now that I have space to decorate, I'm having a lot of fun with it. And that also ties in with thrift store shopping!

- The Christmas spirit, and this is suprising to me. If I even get into the spirit at all, it's usually not until right before Christmas. I guess it's the overcommercialization, but for many years, I've had a hard time getting into the spirit, even though once Christmas comes, I enjoy it. But I've already done a lot of shopping and even a teeny bit of decorating this year! Crazy!

What things are you into right now?

23 comments:

Kat said...

Coffee at Walgreens? I am IN TROUBLE! I already spend far too much time at Walgreens as it is, what with all my picture developing and whatnot.

I really hope we get this new house because I have some FANTASTIC ideas for decorating it. :)

Far From Perfect said...

Haven't heard you talk about your new house lately? Are you all settled in?

MoziEsmé said...

That walking thing sounds heavenly!

Right now I am into packing, Christmas music, and inventing things to do with fresh mangos from our trees. I am not into Barney at all.

Kel said...

Yes - totally into bargin hunting. I swear I tell my hubby about some fab deal I found and blah blah blah - he just looks at me like I've fallen off my rocker...oh well!

Have a great day!
~K

Jennifer said...

I haven't seen the coffee thing happening at Walgreen's here yet--but I hope it happens soon!

How great that you're doing so much walking! I really need to do that too--but I've been so lazy...

It's kind of cool to be into Christmas early this year, isn't it? I'm enjoying it!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm into.... Surviving. :)

I like your list!!

krissy said...

Mmmm. Cinnabun coffee? mmmmm....mmmm....mmmmm.

I am a bargain freak thrifty shopper. Trust me. My husband gets sick of me only buying things from a thrift store. He thinks it means we are poor or something. LOL.

I wish I could walk right now but that would mean that my skin will flake off due to cold, cold winters in crappy south dakota. Yes. I am being very pissy about cold winters right now.

Mmmmmm....cinnabun coffee.....mmmmmm.

Lauren said...

I'm into not spending money. I have so little coming in right now that the big thing to do is to NOT spend. I budget as best as possible at the grocery store...I bought my own coffee maker...score! Parents reimbursed me cool beans! I buy bagels at the grocery store and coffee grinds and eat lots of pasta and save every dime I can and make it stretch. Since I am a bit of a foodie this is a big deal for me. I love to eat!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am totally into coffee...like always, that never goes away. also, finding warm places where there isn't that nasty winter air. booooo! let's see, i'm really into christmas music and loving being with fam. :)

Kimmylyn said...

I need to start coupon clipping again.. I used save a nice little amount each week..

You need to post some pics of the docorating!!!

Honeybell said...

Thank God we don't have a Walgreens, because I've gained 5 lbs in a week from Quick Trip banana cappuccinos.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I've been walking more & more.

I'm also in the Christmas spirit. I've been crocheting gifts and singing carols.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

humm- blogging and more blogging- terrible of me!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I'm getting into the Christmas spirit this year too. I think part of the reason is because my house has been in better shape, and I've been having friends over. I remember now how much I enjoy feeding people I love and making them feel relaxed and comfy.

BoufMom9 said...

Oh! I am so addicted to coffee I actually have it as my what I'm thankful for item today :)

PS My kids were playing along with the IFGYKAC today. Are you not doing it today?
Here's their link:
http://boufkids9.blogspot.com/

Tara R. said...

I've been into Chai tea, sushi and de-cluttering my home.

OHmommy said...

Right now?

I have the xmas bug and into everything. we already have our decorations up!

Rhea said...

I'm impressed your walking everywhere. That's awesome! What a good example you're setting for the kids too.

I'm getting into the holidays...finally. I haven't been able to before today, for some reason.

WheresMyAngels said...

I loved living in a small town because I could walk to the grocery store, schools and pharmacy. Now I can't walk anywhere.

Tammie said...

you have done a very good 'things im into' lady!

im doing some decorating lately too. we dont have the cash flow to remodel the kitchen so we painted it and are trying to spruce it up with some fun vintage finds.

i was on etsy the other day and saw this and thought of you:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_11&listing_id=17479545.

Tammie said...

invalid link---knock the period off the end---then copy and paste.

:)

JEN said...

I'm into Christmas music. I love the holidays. I will be decorating this weekend.

I'm also learning a lot about the blogging world and am enjoying it very much.

I am on vacation this week so today I am taking the time to cook my 4 years olds preschool class and turkey for their Thanksgiving potluck. She is so excited that I will be there at lunch time.

I am focusing more on my family and less on how clean my house is (which is huge for me)and of course it's football season so I am enjoying football on Sunday's and sometimes Monday if I get a chance. GO REDSKINS!!

Aubrey said...

I love me some Walgreens although I try not to go in there often or I walk out broke! But now that you mentioned yummy coffee....
I really like 7-11s french vanilla cappuccino. Heck, for $1 a cup, I can go all week for the price of 1 Starbucks!