Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Then, Thursday, I went to a Christmas party put on by Sacramento Moms like Me and News 10. It was at PF Changs and was a lot of fun. It was good to meet other moms and put faces to names (or cyber-names!) The dinner was great and it was so good to get out of the house without my kids. Not that I don't love my kids, but we all need a break right? I didn't win anything at that raffle either, but since that wasn't my reason for going, I didn't feel I lost anything.
Then, last night, I went to a party put on by some members of my church. It was a white elephant gift exchange, and it was a blast. We played a game I haven't played since college called Catch Phrase, that was so much more fun to play as an adult! Again, I got to get out of the house without my kids!
Next Wednesday, there is another Christmas party put on by my husbands work, this one for the tenants of the apartment complex he works at and we live at, Logan Park. That one I will probably end up working at in some capacity, but I enjoy it.
And my kids always have fun too.
Then Friday, I am going to a gift wrapping get together (say that five times fast!) Saturday there is a Gingerbread House Making/Potluck at a friends house. Sunday is the Christmas Service at church, including a potluck.
Then, the 22nd, the community center at my complex is throwing a little get together also, this one I know I will be helping out at, and will be the day before we leave to see my family for Christmas.
All this and I still don't have a Christmas tree yet!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Our first stop was to Jamba Juice; where my husband had found a gift card for, and I had a feel good buck Feel Good Buck so I got a Jamba Juice for my husband and I to share, and one for my kids, for less than 1 cost!
Then we went and turned in recycling, because hubby found a bunch of recycling at an apt he turned, and we had some of our own. We got almost $10 there!
Then it was about lunchtime, so we went to Del Taco, where I had a coupon for a free milkshake, due to my birthday and a free 1/2 lb bean and cheese burrito for doing a survey on a receipt. Those do pay off!
Then....we went to Coldstone and got a free Love it Creation...Ice cream and 1 mix in....mmmmm...yummy.
Then....I went to Walmart and got groceries.I returned something so I had a 30.00 credit, plus I used a bunch of coupons. (Thank you Couponizer!) So I got over $90.00 of groceries for 45.00! YAY!
To me, a very successful day!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Christian-Homemaking.com is launching the new, improved site, and is having a giveaway! This site is full of tips and input for Christian women and moms, and is a great way to interact with other women who share your faith and values. They are having different giveaways every day, and a grand prize giveaway. They also publish an e-zine that can be a great input as we try to balance home, children, faith, and anything else that might come our way!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am not being paid or compensated in any way for this review, I just have to share my joy with you. I have wanted this product for quite a while, and finally got it. Prior to purchasing this, I carried around a binder in a cloth bag with all my coupons in it. If I found a great deal, I often couldn't find the coupon that would make it a fabulous deal. And because I can't drive, I would just lose out. The Couponizer comes in a clear bag, with scissors and everything you need to organize your coupons. It is worth the investment, (which isn't much) to be able to use all my coupons when I choose.
- Enables spending less money at grocery store and other places
- Reduce paper clutter associated with coupons
- Save time clipping and sorting coupons by category
- A fun activity for the whole family
- Teaches kids the value of money
- Provides a way to track spending to help stay on budget
- Compact enough to store in car and carry in purse or diaper bag
- Never miss another opportunity to save money and enjoy the brands you love!
Product Component Details:
Customer Loyalty Sleeves
Place your customer loyalty cards, punch cards and gift cards here. Located inside The Couponizer booklet, these card sleeves enable easy access to your rewards for being a loyal customer!
Stick to your plan and stay efficient while shopping! Our shopping list helps to keep you on track while shopping and has an item-by-item listing with check marks so you remember your coupon for each item.
Track your savings with this handy list pad. Adding up your savings over time will motivate you to keep saving!
A pair of scissors to carry with you for clipping coupons anytime, anywhere!
Clip & Organize in one step! This "Patent Pending" feature of the system makes organizing coupons fast and easy. Just clip a coupon and lay it down on the category it belongs. Then after clipping, the coupons are easily transferred to the pockets in the Couponizer booklet. The categories on the CoupStacker correspond in exact order and color with the Couponizer category pockets.
Put the coupons in The Couponizer booklet over the weekend and store it in this carrying bag in your car. You'll never be without your coupons again!
The scent delivers top notes of black pepper, freesia and anise, heart notes of iris, vanilla orchid, plumeria and patchouli, and the dry down sizzles with sandalwood, labdanum and musk.
It is a light, sweet scent that is not overpowering, but simply stated and subtle. It is a scent that speaks of quiet tranquility. It is something I would wear on a daily basis, or for a special occasion.
I can imagine it paired with a simple black dress on an evening out, or my favorite jeans, out shopping with the girls.
This fragrance is flirty and tempting, and I am pleased that I am able to experience it and share my opinion with you.
Bare Skin will go to market with an Eau de Parfum ($55), a Solid Perfume Compact ($35), and a Perfumed Body Cream ($30). The line will be available for purchase exclusively on Sephora.com on 10/08, and hitting store shelves shortly after.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Just a thought.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Its a cool site...check it out. Anyway, there is a giveaway, and I love giveaways, esp.when they are for scrapbooking stuff!
Check out her blog, http://paperscissorsthread.blogspot.com
I will post more later about my trip. Until next time,
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I have to let everyone know about this book I just finished. Its been #1 on the NYT bestseller list, but not your typical "bestseller" by any means.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I also worked on some cards this weekend. My parents were in town, took the kids for an afternoon, and I actually got some card making done..here are the cards.
If your interested in purchasing any of these cards or others, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Its been an exciting weekend, got to shop today, yay! Bought scrapbooking stuff! Now its time for the week to begin...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Blogher is a great website for checking out other blogs, finding blog candy etc...just getting to know it.
Speaking of birthdays...my husbands is tommorrow....
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Well, I've been gone a while, I was out of town for a week, my sister graduated from 8th grade. Yes, I said it, 8th Grade! She is going to be in high school now. We are 16 years apart. That was exciting, but made me feel old. Especially when she told me that something that happened to me happened in "old days". Sheesh. Teenagers.
I made her a cake for her birthday. Used fondant for only the second time. She wanted it pink and silver, and they had a hollywood theme, thought I would share a couple of the pics.
I got the things on the cake from the scrapbooking section of Michaels. Gotta love that huh? It has different things on each side. Cheer, hollywood (to go with the theme) and of course graduation.
It was lots of fun, but Im glad to be back, and trying to get caught up. And of course, I cant wait to get back into my scrapbooking!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I found this great new blog, Real Women Scrap! Along with Hallmark she is giving away The Note II DVD! Check it out, and enter to win this and a few other drawings while your there! She has a great site really worth checking out, I haven't even seen all of it yet. The movie looks like a great one too!
Toss 1 lb cooked pasta with a drained 12 oz can of tuna in oil, a 26-oz jar marinara sauce and 1/2 cup chopped green or black olives. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Thats it! Yummy and quick!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The long weekend lead to a lot of cleaning, which I have been trying so hard to do "green" but keep reverting back to "other" cleaners. Only a few more things to do in house cleaning though. Get caught up on laundry, dishes, bathroom...ok a lot.
Well, hubby is home from school..maybe I can stamp now..
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here is this week. (One day late!)
Monday Turkey Stir-Fry with White Rice
Tuesday Chicken Paella with Green Salad
Wednesday Chicken Black Bean + Corn Salad Wraps (with leftover Chicken)
Thursday Pasta Puttanesca with Mixed Green Salad
Friday Chicken Quesadillas with Rice and Beans
Saturday Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and a Vegetable
Sunday Open-Faced Meat Loaf Sandwiches and Green Salad
This might change if I find a good deal on some meat, I really need to buy some meat!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The potty training has been slowed down. I think last week I went way to fast. Need to ease up. He tells me when he needs to go, but two seconds before he goes, and when we do make it to the potty he wont go in it. Hmmm.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Its a perfect day for it too! Rainy, gloomy, yucky.
I did get some stampin done last night though. I had all this buisness card stock that I realized was great from stamping images! So I got my tv tray out and got to work! No, I dont have a craft room, so if Im just doing something small, its the tv tray in the living room.
Tommorrow, I get a much needed break. Im going to Barnes and Nobles and getting "away" for a couple of hours. I need it badly. I need to reclaim "me" although I love my children dearly, I havent had a break in forever!
Happy Scrapbooking Day!
Friday, May 1, 2009
I think all that wouldnt have bothered me so much if I hadnt spent the last 3 days trying to potty train my 3 year old son. When he comes to me with poop in his hand and says "Whats that?" I just want to crawl in a hole and come out when he can do it in the potty! This too shall pass....
Or when he takes off his diaper, only to poop on my carpet???? WTH??? This too, shall pass...
I think its time for some scrapbooking...everyone needs a release, right??