Thursday, July 22, 2010
Maybe there is hope for me afterall. Last night I attended my first TestMasters class here in Auburn. The schedule was suppose to run Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-10, with a few Saturdays sprinkled here or there to complete our diagnostic exams. (BTW, all material in this course are REAL LSAT questions and exams. Not something made up to be similar to the LSAT.) Anyways, so I took my first diagnostic last night which was the LSAT in June 2008...and I scored a 147! I was throughly pleased and actually very surprised. My goal is to score in the 160+ range. I am very happy and now completely motivated to crush the test come October
Friday, July 16, 2010
I just got back from another SLAMDUNK at the grocery store! Today's store of choice was Publix.
I got everything pictured above for $8.97 (including tax)
Here's the breakdown:
1 Publix Milk - $2.99 (seriously, my most expensive item!)
1 box Cheerios - $1.99 - .50 coupon (doubled) = .99
1 Dannon Activia - $2 on sale - $1 coupon = $1
1 Fiber One Toaster Pastries - B1G1 Free $2.29 - Bought one @ $1.15 -.50 coupon (doubled)= FIFTEEN CENTS
1 Disposable Bic Razor 4pk - B1G1 Free $5.39 - Bought one @ $2.75 -$3 coupon = FREE plus overage
2 Olay Daily Cleansing Cloths - $5.99 on sale for $4.49 each - 2 $1 off peelies I found in store - B1G1 free coupon ($4.49 value) = $2.49 for TWO or $1.25 each...not to mention I am going to put these toward a $10 rebate I will qualify for!
Greg is bringing me the same coupons home today from work, hopefully four or five sets from the mail room and I am going to go back to Publix and repeat a bunch of these deals! YAY!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just a random post today. I am in Huntsville visiting Greg for the week. We worked out at the gym at his apartment yesterday, then grocery shopped at Publix together and came home and made breakfast tacos. YUMMY! I'll post the recipe below. Then after dinner, we wanted to bowling. We got all the way to the bowling alley and forgot it was closed on Mondays. OOPS! But atleast I got an ice cream sandwich on the way home. YUMMY again!
Today we are going to go to the workout room again when he gets home. Then I'll make some corn casserole and go bowling. Tomorrow night we might go see Toy Story 3 or just wait till this weekend. Last time I was up here we watched both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on TV. They are such cute/funny/sweet/innocent movies. They make me laugh and cry!
Thursday night I am having a girl's night with Christy which I am so very excited about because I cannot remember the last time I saw her.
Greg and I are hoping for some nice pool weather this weekend and we plan to go to some of the downtown bars here. I'll head home Monday morning because my TestMaster class starts Monday night at 6 and I will have to run a bunch of errands all day Monday after being gone all week.
Next weekend is AquaPalooza on Lake Martin with Trotline! Can't wait! So far this summer has been great!
Posted by Courtney Covey at 1:27 PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Did I tell you I am going to Law School? I graduate in December with my MBA and my plan is to enter the University of Alabama School of Law in August 2011. In order to accomplish this I need to master the LSAT. This is where TestMasters comes in. It's basically a super intense face to face LSAT prep course. It stats July 19 and we meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-10 at night. Then you are suppose to do between 15-20 hours of your "own" studying outside of the class, doing homework and being prepared for new lessons. I take my LSAT on October 9. My goal is to have my application into UofA before Thanksgiving. I might actually consider other law schools in the state, but for now, UofA is where it's at.
Posted by Courtney Covey at 1:54 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I am in love with Zumba! Oh my gosh! I went to a class last night at the Student Act for the first time and absolutely loved it. The class was an hour long, but it only felt like ten minutes! I loved the music/beats, the high energy of the instructor (and the participants) and I couldn't believe how good of a work out I was getting. I definitely had a good sweat going on! At first, I didn't know a lot of the moves and I was kind of looking like a goof ball trying to keep up and do the right thing at the right time. But by the end of the class I was getting along just fine. I am so excited to go back tonight. The Student Act offers the class Tuesdays at 5:15 for an hour and Wednesdays at 4:00 for 45 minutes. I am so happy to mix this into my half-marathon training. Twice a week I am suppose to engage in some sort of "cross training," basically just any other sort of cardio. My training suggest swimming, roller-blading, or biking, but I am sure Zumba will be a great addition! Not to mention I was reading some article online the other day that mentioned dancing is a great cardio because it works so many miniscule muscles that we cannot work/tone in other types of workouts. If you haven't tried Zumba, you definitely need to. I think it may change your life!
Posted by Courtney Covey at 10:15 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
So I posted last week about some goodies I got completely for *FREE* (minus paying for taxes on the "value" of the items) and I just had to share more this week! Thanks to this sweet woman I signed up for a Kraft First Taste Account a few weeks ago. By doing so, I received six coupons for free products from Kraft! Pictured above I got the following:
1 Ritz Crackerfulls
1 Kool-Aid Fun Fizz
1 Digiorno Deep Dish Pizza
1 Kraft Colby Jack Cheese Snack Bites
1 Oscar Meyer Mesquite Chicken Deli Shaved Meat
And I still have a coupon for a *FREE* Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese. (The Publix I was shopping at did not carry the item.)
You will also notice a copy of the celebrity news and gossip magazine "OK Weekly" and I'm sure you're wondering...Did she get that for *FREE*, too?
Thanks to this sweet lady I became a believer in the completely *FREE* magazine subscriptions! You just sign up from a special website, no trial, no credit card, and no weird surveys. This was actually my second OK to get in my mailbox, I got my first one last week and I think they come every Monday.
The total value of everything pictured above (including the magazine) is just over $20!
Now even though I do not each much processed food (if its in a bag, box or can, I stay away...) I can't beat *FREE*
Posted by Courtney Covey at 4:03 PM
Friday, June 11, 2010
I would proudly like to announce I am taking baby steps to becoming more domesticated. And last night was a great one! I made a delicious corn casserole to compliment Greg and I's salads we were having for dinner. (Watch out, I'm making mini-sliders either tonight or tomorrow!) I just have to share this recipe with you all because it was SO SUPER EASY and so YUMMY. Here it is...
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 can cream corn
1 can regular corn (drain 1/2 liquid)
1 box Jiffy cornbread
Microwave butter and cream cheese until butter is melted. Mix two cans corn and Jiffy in casserole dish and add in butter and cream cheese mixture. Mix well together. Make sure you grease the bottom of the dish first, too! Then bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. And voila!
P.S. I shopped at Publix for the ingredients and only spent $2.96! I love that this recipe is affordable as well. I think it's going to be my new *go to* dish for parties, pot-lucks, and Thanksgiving!
P.P.S. The photo is not mine. I forgot to take a picture of the dish last night so I just used Google Images to find one and I thought this one looked pretty close to the finished product!
Posted by Courtney Covey at 11:45 AM