Monday, April 27, 2009

New Giveaway!

Rachel is giving away a crochet'd newsboy hat compliments of Simply J Crochet on her blog. Go here to check it out. These hats are adorable - especially for kids and babies! Her contest is open till May 8th, so hurry and enter!

Friday, April 24, 2009

For Jamie...

It seems that people really tend to notice when I don't blog regularly. Sometimes its because I don't have the time, other times because I can't think of anything interesting to blog about. What I'm realizing though, is that just because I don't find it interesting, doesn't mean other people don't.

The last 2 weeks have been quite hectic for me and I can't seem to catch up on my much needed rest. Last Wednesday, I had a 5 AM install to be followed with a full days work, work until 4:30 on Thursday and then another install to start at 10 PM that evening. Needless to say, I didn't get any sleep and was in the office from 10 PM till 7:00 AM, with no sleep. I got home around 7:30 and laid down after feeding the dog. Right as I fell asleep, the phone rang. I sent it to voicemail. I think I may have slept for about an hour before the doorbell rang. The salesman from the fence company was here to give me an estimate; but wait, I didn't call for one. I had forgotten that my neighbor came by the day before and asked if I would be interested in getting a fence because his guy offered a discount if we both got one installed at the same time. I told him to have the guy stop by when he came out to steak the yard to give me an estimate. Had I known it was going to be the next day, I would have answered differently. After he left, almost 45 minutes later, I went to lay back down, when my mom called an informed me that she would be coming out to finish hanging the curtains and help me clean my house for the At Home America party that I got roped into booking and at that very moment, was ready to cancel. The day proceeded on, I finally went to be at 2 AM after staying up chatting with my mom till we finally went to bed.

Tony woke me up at 7:15 the next morning to get ready for the wedding we had to go to in Bowling Green, MO. Thank goodness mom was still there to iron our clothes and get us some breakfast, or we probably would have been late; I was moving pretty slow. We went to the wedding, ate some pulled pork sandwiches at the reception and headed back to St. Chuck. Still no rest for the weary....Andrew and his 3 year old daughter Grace, who went to the wedding with us, hung out at the house for a little bit and Grace (my new BFF) wore my already tired butt out! All I wanted to do was take a nap, but we had to change clothes to go to Mike Williams 30th Birthday party. We had a blast, but it ended up being another late night and I had a lot to do on Sunday. We got up early on Sunday, went to breakfast, then to JC Penny to pick up more curtains that I ordered. Following that, we went to Rookies (rain-ed out) Car Show benefit. We stayed there till it was over a little after 4 PM (I had to see if I won the 50/50 and the basket I bid on...which I didn't win either). Then the Blues games was coming on. So we had to stay to watch that! Got home around 10, and passed out cold. This week, I had another 5 AM install on Thursday and this weekend is another one that is packed with another wedding and other BS that needs to be taken care of.

Is my tiredness a sign of aging? I never used to be this tired and went all week long without rest.

On another note, Michelle just left to go get the office custard. That could quite possibly perk me up a little bit, however the 9 lbs I just lost may be on their way back if I keep this stuff up!!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Printable Coupons

Over the past few months I've been really using the coupons that come in the mail in the Money Mailer envelope. Recently, about 2 months ago, I realized that these coupons were also available to be printed online. We use a lot of the restaurant coupons...and for the last 2 months, there have been Lion's Choice coupons - buy one get one free value meals. I was disappointed to see that those were not on the list for this month. However, if you visit a restaurant frequently, maybe there will be a coupon in here for you. There are also coupons for various other business, such as auto repair shops, dry cleaning, hair salons, etc. Check it out by clicking here.

Tomorrow is Earth Day - Get free Aluminum Foil!

Get a FREE roll of 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil from Reynolds Wrap by mail-in rebate on Wednesday (4/22). Head to the site starting at 4:22 a.m. ET to print out a rebate form. Each form is personalized to the user who prints it out.

You do not need to buy the aluminum foil on Wednesday, you just need to print out the rebate form that day. Also, look out for the $.55/1 coupon from the 4/19 Smart Source insert to turn this freebie into a money-maker.

Cost Cutting

So, I've always read Rachel's blog, but here lately, after seeing all the discounts and cost cutting she's been doing with coupons (not to mention all the freebies!) I've been watching a little more and more. I've also been visiting more and more blogs on where to get these coupons, how to get stuff free - or almost free, etc. Now, I'm not someone that will just buy something because its only .25. For instance, Just for Men hair color...I am not a man and Tony, well Tony has hardly any hair, so that would be worthless for me to get--even free! It would sit in a closet and collect dust. But Aquafresh Whitening Toothpaste - I'm all over that! So, from time to time on my blog now, you may see some deals that I've got...they probably won't be as good as Rachels, but then again she has a family and I don't so I'm less If your single like me, these might be some good deals for you!

PS - Rachel, do you think I'm getting a little more domesticated in my old age?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wanting to look slimmer?!

If you are needing to trim a few inches off your waist, why not try shapewear!

Mama Makes Money and n-fini is offering a giveaway for a bodyshaper of your choice. To enter, you will need to visit Mama Makes Money's blog to follow the rules on entering. Good Luck!!

Do you love cupcakes?!

I love cupcakes, especially gourmet ones. Chocolate is definitely my favorite flavor, but just about any cupcake will satisfy me. Thats why I'm so excited about the gourmet cupcake giveaway being offered by Mrs. Cox's Slice O'Heaven. Click here to enter and follow her instructions.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Why do they keep canceling my favorite tv shows? This season, 2 of my favorites are leaving: ER and Prison Break.

I have been watching ER since I was in 8th grade (what is that, something like 15 years or so?). Although the show has had its ups and downs, I still enjoyed tuning in on Thursday nights to see what doctor is doing who, what medical traumas are going on, and lived the life of a doctor vicariously through this show. Actually - it made me quite certain when I was in HS that I did not want to grow up to be a doctor. The shows final 2 hour episode was last night . I had darts last night so I haven't had time to watch it yet. I was impressed how the show brought back some of the old character from the beginning seasons like George Clooney, Julianna Marguiles, Eriq LaSalle, and one of my favorites, Noah Wyle. Its amazing how attached to these characters I got over the years.

This April also brings an end to my absolute favorite show right now, Prison Break. I've also been watching this show since the very first pilot episode and fell in love instantly. Its only on its 4th and final season, but it still makes me very sad. My Monday nights with Michael Scofield will definitely be missed. When Tony and I first started dating, he would call me to go out to dinner or something and I would agree to dinner at home, as long as I was on the couch watching my show by 7:00 PM. After weeks of this routine, Tony started getting interested in the show but was kind of lost as to what was going on. He sat down one afternoon to watch my Season 1 DVD's and was glued to that TV for over 12 hours! Season 1 is the best in my opinion by far; if you've never watched it, I can loan you seasons 1 & 2...they are well worth it.

So anyway, this post today is in memory of two of my favorite TV shows that are coming to an end. Please take a moment of silence in respect for the departing.