Survivor Mom

Surviving military life with 4 children and a passion for saving money every way I possibly can!

Update On Us May 6, 2011

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Blogger fail….that’s me. I have royally sucked at keeping up here lately. It doesn’t look like things around here are going to slow down anytime soon either. We’ve got about *25* days left till we move!!!! We are all so excited. Before we leave though, we are taking a quick trip to DC to see some friends. We also got news the other day that Kevin has to take a trip to Ohio for some medical testing for up to 10 days. Of course it is right before we leave so things will be a little chaotic. BUT, it’s memories in the making! 😉

I had an appointment today and got a surprise ultrasound. The kids and I were so excited to see the baby. S/he was just kicking away in there.

I can’t believe I’ve got just another month before I’m half way done with this pregnancy. It’s flying by so quickly!!

I haven’t been coupon shopping in a while. In fact, I’ve been trying to use up as much as possible since we are moving. My freezer was FULL of chicken and beef but I’m starting to see the bottom. Anything we have left before the movers come, will be donated and I’ll start over again once we get to Keesler. I’m really excited to try out a few new stores down there. I’ve already been scouting them out.

Well, I think that’s about it for now. Hopefully it won’t be so long before I write again. Have a great weekend!!! 🙂


Beach Bound, Baby! April 12, 2011

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We just got fantastic news! Kevin received orders and we will be on our way to Biloxi, Mississippi very soon. Keesler AFB was our #1 choice so we are just so ecstatic about this news. We will be on our way the first of June so we have a lot to do, but we are ready and excited. Bring on the beach, baby!!! 😀


Creamy Crockpot Chicken March 29, 2011

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I found this recipe and we just tried it tonight. Oh my word…it is AMAZING!!! You must try it!

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup of butter

1 package of dry Italian salad dressing mix

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup of white wine

4oz. of onion & chive cream cheese

1 package of pasta(any kind will do), boiled

Place chicken in the crock pot. In a sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in Italian dressing mix, soup, cream cheese and wine. Pour over chicken and cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is fork tender. Serve over your favorite pasta and ENJOY!



Taking it Slow March 23, 2011

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As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been MIA lately. Since my last post, morning sickness has completely taken over…and it was rough. I feel like I’m on the other side of that mountain but still not 100%. I’m anxiously waiting on my energy to return, but until then, blogging will be on the back burner so I can keep up on house work, etc. Here’s to hoping I’ll be back to normal soon!!


Two Lines March 2, 2011

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Lines are everywhere. They make up the sides of shapes that we use in everyday life. They give us boundaries. They give us security. They link things together. Lines make OCD people(like myself) be able to easily organize and put things “just so”. Line are at the store, on the road, at the park, in your house, and on your clothes. All of these lines make up your life in one way or another. But there are two lines that will change you forever. They will send what you now know as normal into a spiraling different “normal”(not that a spiraling different normal is bad). These two lines define you as a whole different person. They fill you with something that literally pours out of you. These lines are breathtaking. They are a miracle. They are life.

Our family is so happy to announce that we are welcoming Baby Pulley #4 into our family in October. This was completely unexpected but a blessing! I will keep everyone posted as the pregnancy progresses. 🙂


Stock Pile Addition February 22, 2011

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It’s been a good week in stock pile world! There are some fantastic deals to be had and the best part is, they are still going on!! Check out the websites in my Couponing 101 section for get in on all the finds. Here are some of the things I got this week.

Purex laundry detergent-$.99 a bottle, I bought 21 bottles.

Purex laundry sheets-$.99 a box, I bought 10 boxes.

Dial lotion-$.99 a bottle, I bought 9 bottles.

Betty Crocker brownies-$.40 a box, I bought 10 boxes.

Dove deodorant-$.25 each, I bought 4.

SOBE LIfewater drinks-$.50 each, I bought 30 bottles.

Healthy Choice canned soup-$.50 each, I bought 30 cans.

So, to accommodate all of the new loot I bought, we had to get a shelf system. We went with a heavy duty one so it will last a while. I did some rearranging in my laundry room. This is what my stock pile looks like now. 🙂

My new shelf!! 😀


Weekend of Cakes February 19, 2011

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This weekend has been full of cake making! I had one due on Friday and one on Saturday. This one was for a sweet girl turning 11.

And the back…

This cake was for a birthday girl that also just graduated from college.


Happy long weekend everyone!! 🙂