Thursday, January 14, 2010

Free Food!

As part of my new role as a parent, I am attempting to become a coupon princess.  I know that I can never be a coupon queen, but I will certainly try.  There are plenty of blogs out there that can tell you how to save money.  Yesterday I got food FREE at Walmart using coupons!  I got three Beech Nut Let's Grow meals for Isla by using a $1 off coupon.  I had three coupons-two meals were $1.08 and one was .89 so after taking off the $3-I paid .05 for three!  Also, a couple of weeks ago there was a coupon for Old El Paso side dishes, which are new.  The coupon was for $1 off one (I had two) and I found them in the Dollar Days aisle for $1, making them free.  I got black beans and mexican rice-add a tortilla and a sprinkle of cheese and instant burrito!  I am going to link some of my favorites frugal Mom sites.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sing a Song of Isla

Although I could never make in on American Idol, I love to sing.  I sing often and not at all well, but after Isla was born I wanted to make a lullaby just for her that could be "our song."  I wrote a piggyback song which is when you take an existing tune and change the words.  Ours is to the tune of "My Darling Clementine." 

Oh, I love you
Oh, I love you
Oh, I love you Isla Rose
You're my darlin'
and I love you
From your head down to your toes

Me and Daddy
We're so happy
That you have come our way
We will love you,
Hug and kiss you
Each and every single day...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Life with Isla started April 26, 2009. She was due to arrive May 13, but she decided to come early. My water broke while I was organizing clothes and Marc was trying to put the pack and play together without directions. From the time my water broke until Isla was born was 18 hours. I won't go into detail, but it was back labor (I would highly recommend an epidural) and although she was small, her head wasn't. Isla Rosemary was born at 3:25 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2009 weighing in at 6 lb. 9.5 ounces, 19 inches long with a head circumference of 13 3/4 inches. Although her first Apgar was a 5, she quickly rebounded to a 9. At the time I have started this blog, she is now 8 months, around 21 pounds, about 26 inches long and at last check her head was still huge-17 1/4.


Welcome to my blog, Peaches and Peas. My name is Romy and I live in Woolwich, Maine with my husband Marc, daughter Isla, big black lab Buckley and grumpy old cat Brewster. The title of this blog was inspired by my daughter's favorite (peaches) and least favorite food (peas). Introducing solids is only one of the trips my husband and I are taking on this journey into parenthood. I plan on inviting you along on this journey, which, thus far, has been eye-opening!
And away we go!