Wedding Weekend!

Yesterday we drove down to San Jose/San Martin for my cousin Lyndon’s wedding! The hotel we stayed at was amazing and the view from the top was incredible. The wedding was so much fun and it was held in a beautiful vineyard. Congrats Yasmin and Lyndon! It was also Kori’s 17th birthday, so we are glad we got to celebrate with her!

Birthday lunch at Cheesecake Factory!

Pretending we are on the Tower of Terror in our elevator

At Iguana’s! Featured on the Food Network for having HUGE burritos!

Working out in the nice gym really early!

At the hotel

The ceremony location

My Aunt and Uncle, parents of the groom

What a great idea!

I love coupons and getting good deals. Some good sites that I print from include:

BUT, there is this new way of using coupons that does not require you to clip them or waste paper! They are called electronic coupons and you just save them directly onto your store card, like Safeway, for example. Once you swipe your card at the check out stand, the savings is deducted from the total if you purchased that item! How cool is that?!

These are some of these sites:

I also just discovered some sites that you can buy gift cards from! They buy gift cards or store credit from people that do not want them anymore. People can even trade unwanted cards for more desired cards if they do not want to just sell them. They guarantee the amount on the card and check it before it is sent. It is a great way to save some money on everyday or even special purchases!

They sell gift cards for many, many things. Major retailers and department storesā€¦home improvement storesā€¦restaurantsā€¦movie theatersā€¦entertainment venuesā€¦hotels and car rentals, specialty stores, shoe stores, furniture stores, computer/appliance stores, ITUNES, book stores, etc.

They charge either no shippingā€¦or very minimal shipping. What they have in stock changes from day-to-day. Two of the websites have a feature that allows you to sign up for email alerts letting you know when a particular gift card is in stock. Also, some gift cards are valid at more than one place. So if an Olive Garden gift card is a bigger discount than the Red Lobster, buy the Olive Garden one! You can maximize your savings by using these gift cards towards things that are on sale AND using coupons!

Our bikes got makeovers :)

So today Casey redid our bikes! Mine got new handlebars, a new seat, and new white brake cable housing. It is a very “custom” looking bike says Casey…as he chuckles. You don’t usually see a bike with road bike wheels, a track bike frame, carbon fiber fork, and cruiser handle bars! haha

Casey’s got new handlebar tape and a rack for the back! We love our “new” bikes!

Penny even got in on the action! We made her a bike leash and went on a bike ride with her!