|Beach at Goose Spit low tide, Comox Valley|
This month I discovered making smoothies at home after an intense craving for an expensive $7 smoothie was filled by finding some frozen fruit (purchased for my stepdaughter many months ago) in the freezer and some older yogurt that needed using up. Now I am hooked so I ended up buying a $12 very large bag of frozen mangoes for future cravings.
Funds for Christmas 2015 are looking very good as we still have 8 months to save up towards the goal of $1000 worth of points and cash:
$77.46 Blog Ad Income (have since removed advertising)
$9.95 Grocery Rebate
$362.59 Cash Saved
$120.68 Gift Certificates/Points Saved
$20.00 Superstore PC Plus points
$30.00 Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points
$45.68 Amazon Gift Certificates (from Swagbucks - click if you wish join - referral link)
$25 Walmartphotocentre.ca credit from late order December 2014
Grand total towards Christmas 2015 = $570.68
We are experiencing a nice sunny weekend here although the temperatures are not that hot. Yesterday we took Buddy the puppy on a 2.5 km hike and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Even with that hike I ended the day at 6000 steps. I am still nowhere near 10,000 steps a day (see last blog) so intend to use the treadmill for at least 1/2 hr per day starting today to see if I can get any closer. What counting steps doesn't take into account is the fact that most of our 2.5 km hike was descending and climbing a huge hill. At least I got some cardio in.
I am starting to get excited about our upcoming trip in June to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It is so close I feel like starting the countdown - but we are still 40 days away so maybe I will wait just a tad longer.
How did your May shake out?