I LOVE GAIN!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! Look at what I got yesterday at Dollar General!

Gain Detergent (40 oz) – $4.50

Gain Flings (16 ct) – $4.50

Gain Detergent (75 oz) – $7.95

Gain Dryer Sheets (105 ct) – $4.50

Gain Fireworks (9.7 oz) – $4.50

Gain Dishwashing Liquid (8 oz) – $1.00

Gain Fabric Softener (48 loads) – $4.00

Total before Coupons – $30.95 + Tax

Coupons used (All DG digital coupons):

$2.00 off Gain liquid detergent 50oz and below

$2.00 off Gain Flings 25ct and below

$3.00 off Gain Detergent 69 oz and above

$2.00 off Gain dryer sheets 105ct and above

$2.00 off Gain Fireworks 9.7oz and above

$0.25 off Gain dishwashing Liquid 21.6 oz or smaller

$2.00 off Gain liquid Fabric Softener 48-60 loads

$5.00 off a purchase of $30 or more in Gain scented items

Total after Coupons – $12.70 + Tax

All coupons expire 10/28/17 but will reset within the next week. The items/scents pictured are what I chose to get based on what my household uses.

Click HERE to join DG digital coupons

 

Happy Shopping!

 

~LEX~

Let’s Save Some Money

I just want to share this great deal I got while couponing at Dollar General (DG) yesterday.

 

Items Purchased:

Gain Detergent (40 oz) – $4.50

Gain Flings (16 ct) – $4.95

Febreze with Gain (x 2) – $3.00 each ($6.00 total)

Gain Dryer Sheets (105 ct) – $4.50

Gain Fireworks (9.7 oz) – $4.00

Mr. Clean with Gain Multipurpose Cleaner (48 oz) – $2.75

Gain Dishwashing Liquid (21.5 oz) – $2.00

Gain Fabric Softener (48 loads) – $3.50

Total before Coupons – $32.20 + Tax

 

Coupons used (All DG digital coupons):

$2.00 off Gain liquid detergent below 50oz

$2.00 off Gain Flings 25ct and below

$3.00 off Febreze when you buy 2

$2.00 off Gain dryer sheets 105ct or higher

$1.00 off Gain Fireworks

$1.00 off Mr. Clean

$0.25 off Gain dishwashing Liquid 21.6 oz or smaller

$2.00 off Gain liquid Fabric Softener 48-60 loads

$5.00 off a purchase of $30 or more in Gain scented items

$5.00 off a purchase of $25 or more (This coupon is only valid on Saturday but they have one EVERY Saturday)

Total after Coupons – $8.95 + Tax

 

All coupons expire 9/23/17 but will reset within the next week

Click HERE to join DG digital coupons

 

 

Happy Shopping!

 

 

LOVE,

             LEX

3 Letters That Changed My Life

AMAZING!! The only way to describe the feeling I had when I gave birth to my 1st child. It seemed like I was pregnant FOREVER! After being in labor for over 43 hours, it was a prize well worth the wait. Kyle slept well while we were in the hospital (I never sent him to the nursery) and only cried when he was hungry or needed a diaper change.

Fast forward to day 3, my husband and I have made it home with our new addition. My mom and mother-in-law are over our house visiting the baby and guess where I am? In our bedroom, upset and crying my eyes out. This is the best time of my life, why would I be crying? Well, I’m crying because I don’t think I’m producing enough breast milk to feed my baby. In my mind, I’m starving my baby and he will die because my breasts aren’t providing enough food for him. My husband tells me everything is ok but I argue him down because I’m a horrible mom at only 3 days in. My mom tells me to give him formula but that’s like the end of the world to me.

Today, as I look back on that day, it seems so trivial to me but back then, I was completely devastated that I possibly can kill my child from not feeding him strictly breast milk. Little did I know this was only the beginning of my postpartum depression journey. Postpartum depression can be explained here: PPD.

About a week in, I realize that I was really EXHAUSTED! Like not just tired, worn out. When Kyle woke up, I woke up. During the day when Kyle was sleeping, I was pumping milk. I never got any rest. I always wanted to do everything for Kyle because again, in my mind, I was a bad parent if I didn’t take care of my baby 100% of the time. I never let my husband do anything without me standing there watching and critiquing him (kudos to him by the way for all of the support he gave me). I wanted Kyle to stay with me all day and all night. I did this for about 3-4 months. Everyone thought I was crazy and I guess for a lack of better words, I was.

I was able to get through postpartum depression without harming myself, my child or anyone else. I was able to get through without medication or counseling but some people are not that lucky. Sometimes they need someone to help them even when they don’t ask for help. They might need someone to step in and help them see that they are overwhelmed and tired. Be that support system for that mom who is trying to do everything on her own. She’ll appreciate it in the long run.

 

 

A few things you can do to help cope with postpartum depression are:

  1. Me Time – All moms need time to themselves
  2. Share the load – Let dad share some of that responsibility (it took both of you to make the baby anyway)
  3. Get some rest – You are at your best for your baby when you are well rested
  4. Don’t stay alone with baby all the time – Get out and meet some other moms for a mom day out or something similar
  5. Communicate – Let someone know how you feel and when you feel overwhelmed.
  6. Know your support system – Narrow down a list of people who truly care about your well-being and lean on them for support.

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

LOVE,

                LEX   

28 Facts About “Lex”

Hello!! Welcome to my very first post! I’m so excited to actually be able to share my experiences with all of you. I wanted to do a sort of ice breaker topic just so you can get to know me. ENJOY!

  1. I’m 28 years old – this was a big shocker for my employees.
  2. I was born and raised in Little Rock, AR.
  3. I currently live in Texas.
  4. I used Pinterest to teach me how to cook.
  5. I’m a mom to a sweet & wild 2-year-old boy but I really want 7 children.
  6. I am 99.7% OCD about ALMOST everything.
  7. I love Coke and hate Pepsi (Yuck!)
  8. My favorite color is pink but I love all bright colors (orange, yellow, green).
  9. I’m married to an amazing man
  10. I really desire to have a fit body like Teyana Taylor but I love tacos, cheese dip, and pizza too much.
  11. My favorite store is Amazon due to the Prime Membership Benefits (My son is a big fan of Amazon Prime Video due to their wide variety of Children Shows)
  12. I LOVE Chick-Fil-A and their awesome customer service.
  13. I LOVE sour gummy worms!
  14. I fell asleep driving from Jonesboro, AR to Little Rock, AR, ran my car into the median barrier backward but didn’t have any bodily damaged and only lost my bumper. #ThankGod
  15. My mom says my birthmark is a biscuit because that’s all she ate while pregnant with me and my sister.
  16. Oh, yea, I have a twin sister but she died in Utero.
  17. My all-time favorite TV show is “The Golden Girls.”
  18. My favorite subject in school was math, even in college.
  19. I’m 5′ 2 3/4″ (Yes the 3/4 is very important).
  20. I’m a very big procrastinator, however, I do my best work at the last minute.
  21. I LOVE the show “House,”  I feel it brings out the doctor in me.
  22. I’m addicted to Starbucks – Caramel Frappuccino, extra caramel!
  23. I become very cranky, easily annoyed and agitated when I don’t get enough sleep.
  24. My birthday is September 5th #TeamVirgo.
  25. I am NOT a morning person #TeamNightOwl.
  26. My father died at the end of my brother’s Sophomore year of high school and while I was in nursing school (2 days before my Med Surg final exam).
  27. My besties and I are going to Abu Dhabi for our next big vacation.
  28. I love Fall/Winter time but absolutely hate being cold.

Thanks for reading!

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