Thursday, October 21, 2010

Suggested Retail Price

Don't you love that phrase. I've kind of become accostomed to not ever paying it. Most big retailers have frequent (enough) discounts that you can usually get a brake. I almost never buy food at that high price. One item I actually do expect to pay full price is books, especially local market ones (read Mormon). But toys, no.

So guess how I felt when I sent my sweet husband to Shopko for a buy one get one half off deal on Legos and he found a not-so-sweet deal. The Lego set we were looking for was marked at 150% of suggested retail price as listed online! So the 50% off deal was ridiculous! 150% higher than suggested retail price is like robbery! Crazy. Well, that purchase is OFF.

Winner goes to the lowest (convenient) bid, which right now is online. Beware of Shopko you toy buyers. I'm sure not all items are this bad, but you never know!

P.S. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Spot of Sun

I have wanted a bird bath for years. I finally found this old one that was perfect. I have waited all year for birds to come and enjoy it. I check every morning. Finally towards the end of the summer we caught them in action. They like to land in the flowers (cosmos) and eat the seeds. They make me happy!

Monday, October 11, 2010


A few Sundays ago I snapped these pictures of my sweet kids. Andrew was looking especially dapper in his new jacket, don't you think?

This was the day of our Primary Program. It was wonderful and so sweet. I love Primary songs!

Moving clip art around a word document

Okay, most of you probably know this, but I didn't and I'm going to share. Occasionally I have a clip art image that won't move where I want it to in Microsoft Word.

This is how to figure it out. Right click on the image so that the black squares appear. Then right click and select the "Format picture" option. Select the "Layout" tab. Select "Square" and then "other". You should then be able to move your pictures where ever you want (and make your Activity Days fliers!).

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and David Archuleta?

It was announced today. This year's guest artist for the Christmas Concert is going to be David Archuleta. Really? I think that is totally funny. My girls think it is totally awesome.

What do you think?

You can be entered into the drawing for free tickets here starting October 9. Good luck!