Wednesday, December 24, 2008

on the verge...

of giving up.

Trying to do everything, cook, clean, choose the perfect gifts, spend time with family in town, thinking (can't do more than think at this moment) about packing this whole house by Jan 10., getting outfits clean and ready for here there and the next place, getting kids the appropriate rest for late nights, on and on and on....

with a grumpy husband who is not being a help...

Why do I do this?? I give up. It doesn't make anyone happy anyway.

Merry Christmas everyone....

I will enjoy myself, we will make memories and we will have a wonderful time despite this likttle hump I have to get 6:30...yikes.

Friday, December 19, 2008

A few randome tid-bits from this week...

*Ethan kissed me when I was helping at his school Happy Birthday Jesus party. He said, " I love your kisses"..... my heart melted.

*I think the cat peed on my coat.

*My husband was gone for 3 whole days and I realized how much I love him and NEED him.

*I feel like I am neglecting my blog and miss you all.

* I am not sure if I want my kitties anymore.

*I am sick or putting ornaments, lights and bead back on my tree everyday.

* I am sick of spending $.

* I am sick of food.

*It is almost time to do a year in review blog post...already.

*I am going to read now.

Good night.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Running all over, baking, shopping, trying to stay on top of house work, AND packing, and waiting for answers about WHEN.
Oh and let me not forget dealing with 2 kids, their attitudes and own set of problems.
Oh yeah 2 kittens getting into everything, climbing in and out of the tree removing lights, ornaments and beads.

No wonder my head hurts.

Holiday safety tips

Whenever I come across safety tips, I definitely read through them.
You NEVER know when you'll need them.

Liberty Mutual has put together some Fire Safety tips for you around the holidays.

Liberty Mutuals Be Fire Smart

I know especially around the holidays with trees, lights, fires candles etc I am cautious.
I am even afraid to leave the lights on the tree or in the window too long.
You just hear of too many fires during the holidays.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 household fires occur during the holidays each year. Misplaced or dry decorations mixed with fires and candles

Take a few moments to click the link above and get educated.

Enjoy your week and make sure to take some down time to enjoy with your family.

Monday, December 15, 2008

FREE RedBox coupon code 12/15/08

Here is the Free rental code for TODAY...expires at midnight.


What did you rent?? Was it any good??
I haven't rented in awhile, I will be today=)

Have a great week preparing for Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I cannot BELIEVE it

I seriously cannot believe I registered my son for Kindergarten today.
Tomorrow is the deadline for a guaranteed spot in the charter school my kids are going to.
I wanted to cry, I almost did.

The secretary was even in unbelief that he is actually old enough.
But yep, my little baby boy will be 5 on Aug 10.

I am empty nesting.
What will I do??
(oh forget it, I will have PLENTY to do)

Where does time go?

To many place to go...

Did you ever realize there are too many places for your money to go??
You get your paycheck and then you pay this bill, this bill and this bill (maybe your term life insurance, buy these necessities and those....and where is the money left for you??
I mean seriously, I don't even need a lot.
A night out every once in awhile, a new shirt or pair of jean that fit, ya know?
Or maybe some brown shoes, since all the brown shoes you have are summery.

I have been realizing that there are way too many places the money needs to go.
With buying a house, Christmas, school re-enrollment (why in Dec, why??), and our normal bills, there is just no money left.

I am just saying.

Q is for...

Yesterday I was cleaning of the front of the refrigerator..simplifying, removing old pictures, old magnets giving a good wipe down. I saw that all the letters from the Leap Frog Word Whammer were dirty, so I wanted to clean them.

I turned it into a game with E.
He found the letters put them into the whammer to hear what sound they made and then I would clean them...and line them up nicely and in order, since I am anal like that.

He did very well.
We went over all the sounds letters make and he even gave examples of words that started like that.
I was very excited to see how much he knows, since I do not practice with him as much as I should. are some of his example:

Q says Quala (Koala)...LOL
I says i (short sound) egg...

Why does the English language have to be so hard...becasue he was kind right...sound wise.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

So many Laughs

I recently got the opportunity to review Madagascar 2 Escape to Africa video game for Wii.
(Yep, we are one of the lucky ones who have the Wii for a few years now).

But let me tell you how much fun the hubby and I had testing out this video game!
(We are being frugal and are going to gift this to the kids for Christmas, so instead of them testing it out we did!!)

I am positive the kids will enjoy this game.
It is hilarious.

My absolute favorite is Melman the giraffe ( I am partial to giraffe's anyway), but he uses his legs to fly like a helicopter and at this one part of the game he usies his head to get rid of these gopher things, kinda like whacka mole...I laughted so hard I could barely do the task.

Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and King Julian are sure to make this a entertaining event for the whole family!

And not only is it fun and funny to play.
There are some great "teaching" moments in it.

Throughout the game you have to collect coins and then you can shop at the Duty Free Shop...I bet your kids don't know anything about duty use this as a teaching moment!

The places you visit are a watering hole, volcano, African Savanah, and the Jungle, so new environments will also give you opportunity to teach your kids about unique environments.

Along with the main, story game you play there are alos a number of small arcade games.
This video game is definitley action packed!

We give it a A!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Fake vs, Live

I am not sure if I am happy to say it, but this is the first year I have experienced a fake tree.
I have always had live ones, even as a kid, I think we may have had a fake a few times before I left the house, but I was always against it.

My aunt is moving and her tree would have not fit in her new home.
So I took it.
First to save some money cuz I always fall in love with the pricier ones;)
And because not having to vacuum a million times a day, AND because with 2 FRISKY 6 month old kittens, I thought it may be a good idea.

Here is my pro's and con's list, picture to come tomorrow:)


*Very sturdy, kittens have climbed it, slept in the branches, I've leaned on it to hang stuff etc, not falling over!
*Because of all the above poking and prodding, you'd think there'd be needles all over...NOPE...I love it!
*I didn't have to wait for hubby to come with me to Home Depot (our traditional purchasing place) I drug the tree in and put it up all by myself, when I wanted to! (It was kinda heavy, but I managed)
*I can bend brnches to be in the places I want them to be while strategically placing the ornamnets, or bend the branches out of the way for the oposite reason!
*Because of above bending there is literally NO bare spots, and I don't have to trim uneven branches, like I am Edward Scissorhands.
*After Christmas, and when moving time approaches, I will not have to lug the tree throught hte house to the treelawn, while polluting my carpet with prickly needles.
*Becasue the tree was pre-lit (mostly) putting lights on was much easier.
*This is the biggest most beasutiful tree I have ever had!!!
*The darn thing is STRAIGHT, with out any fight!!!


*No beautiful piney smell aroma when I walk into the room.
*When a tree is supposed to be pre-lit and you plug in all the plugs and there are strands out in different areas, you aren;t going to check all the darn bulbs to find the culprit, so your gonna have to string lights anyway...RRRR.
(It was free, can I complain??)
*I feel like a cheater.
*No beautiful piney smell aroma when I walk into the room...sigh.
(I don't think I can get past this, but for this year I will.)

Monday, December 08, 2008

FREE RedBox coupon code 12/8/07

Today's FREE rental code is


Expires at midnight.

What did you rent? Was it good?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Remember When

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about a great safety product for booster seats??
(Let me refresh your memory: Seat Snug post)

Guess what?

They have a great deal for YOU.

This Seat Snug product stabilizes a child's booster seat by attaching to the seat belt itself making the fit on your child's lap snug and unable to get more slack.
It is a amazing to see the difference in movement

The original price of these was $34.95
and is now $29.95 or 2 for $54.95.

Check it out!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Winning is FUN

I love to enter giveaways, and YES I have even won a few!

Since I know you love to enter giveaways too, go on and head on over to
check out the wonderful GIFT GUIDE
and while you are there you'll also want to register for the
Mom Central Testing Panel

This is a great site full of many, many wonderful opportunities just for YOU!

Here are the rules to enter in the daily giveaways:

To be eligible to win the daily prizes, participants must register on Mom Central, log-in, and leave a comment on the post. In addition, if participants tweet or email friends about the giveaway, they can earn another entry! In order to earn the entry, they simply go back to the Mom Central Review blog and leave a second comment letting us know.

I bet I can beat you there....ready...set...GO!

An expereince

I am in no way a sales woman.
That is why I didn't do good at selling Tastefully Simple, who would have thought selling yummy food would be hard?? It was.

Since my uncle died a few moths ago my aunt and cousins needed to move out of the house they were living in.
I ever so nicely explained to here how you could sell stuff on-line (craigslist, ebay etc).

And she had A LOT of stuff to sell.
My uncle liked to buy stuff to say the least.

Anyway, I am not complaining about selling all this stuff for her, it isn't hard to list on Craigslist, besides, it is the least I can do to help.
I am gonna complain about the people who want to buy the stuff.

Why do people waste your time and theirs??
They respond saying they want the specific item, set up a time to meet and never come, or cancel last minute.
What the heck.
Or they offer you $100, say for a KING water bed in great shape.
Or $100 for 2 cocktail table arcade games like Space Invaders and Galaxian,
worth about $800 a piece.

I am so annoyed at people.

We won't even talk about the scammers wanting to send you a $3500 cashiers check for your item that will get picked up by some shipper and I will pay the shipper for them...withthat phony check...HAHAH...yeah jerks.

Anybody have an ancient Laser Disc player that they needs hundreds of
Laser disc movies for???

Monday, December 01, 2008

FREE RedBox coupon code 12/1/08

The free rental code for today is:


expires at midnight tonight.

Visit ANY RedBox location choose rent with code on bottom left corner, type in your code and proceed with checkout.

Come back and let me know what movie you rented and how it was!