Friday, December 16, 2011

Disney on Ice Cleveland Coupon Codes

Winner announced at the bottom!
If you didn't win you can get tickets for a LOW price with these codes! 

January 6-16 the Disney Princesses will be invading Quicken Loans Arena!
gather all your girly girls and their friends for a fun Girls Night Out!!

I have a 4 pack of tickets to giveaway to your choice of shows.
(leave a comment telling me your all time favorite Princess and why!)
Contest ends on 12/19 at noon!

    Fri 1/6 @ 7pm     
  Sat 1/7 @ 11am/ 3pm/ 7pm
    Sun 1/8@ 1pm/ 5pm
   Wed 1/11@ 7pm
  Thurs1/12@ 7pm
  Fri 1/13@7pm
  Sat 1/14@ 11am / 3pm/ 7pm
Sun 1/15@1pm/ 5pm
Mon 16@1pm/ 5pm

I also have some coupon codes to save you $ on tickets!
and use code FFA6 to save $6 on advance ticket purchases (good now thru 1/5/12)
or use code FFA3 to save $3 on purchases the day of the show (good 1/6/12-1/16/12)
Not valid on Discount Drug Mart Front Row and VIP seats. Limit 6 tickets per transaction.

Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths!  Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss.  And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.  All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime!  Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to your hometown!

I entered these names:

The winner is:

Friday, December 02, 2011

Writing it out might help get it out...maybe...

I just need to write out my thoughts and feelings.

I've been having a very hard time lately, feeling wanted, feeling needed. That depression is seeping in again.

I have been applying for jobs, have had a few interviews and nothing. One job was and is VERY hard for me to get over, my heart is so hurt over it. I don't really know why. I am so weepy over it, such a heavy heart. It's crazy really. A weird situation, and I won't go into it because it involves friend type people, well acquaintances I guess, that I see regularly.

Other stuff too. I just feel like I am getting stomped into smithereens from every angle. Being beaten down from every side. Not needed, not wanted, scum.

I know I have SO very much to be grateful for, and I am, but right now for me these issues are my problem. We all deal with different things and this is my thing. I have 2 beautiful kids that I love very much and husband I love very much, and some don't have that. You want what you don;t have syndrome. I have a friend who has a great relationship with her hubby, money, no debt, a gorgeous house, a job only a few days a week, great family, I mean a best friend mom, and a best friend...(who I thought was mine, but we've grown apart, our friendship is still there, just not as deep as theirs), a closet of great clothing and a body I used to have, vacations twice a year, but she lacks children, its been a rough road for her, I get that, I sympathize, I would do anything to help her, truth is they'd be better parents than us, but all the other things she has aren't enough. I have the kids she wants and she has the stuff I want. Truth is, I know after I got that I'd want something else.

I'm not being ungrateful, I just want a honeymoon with my husband, it's been 11 years. I want him to have a job he LOVES and doesn't have to work his ass off at just to make ends meet and have nothing leftover.

I just don't want to struggle you know?

Friday, October 21, 2011

**CLOSED** LEGO Kids Fest Cleveland OH FREE ticket giveaway!

Watch the video for the WINNER!

When I heard about the Lego kids Fest I was so excited it would be stopping in Cleveland.


It's one of the only things they will do together without fighting, well it usually does turn into fighting, but what doesn't??

Lego Kidsfest will be at the IX Center November 4-6

for Cleveland show

LEAVE a comment with name and contact email to be entered to win a pair of tickets to
Sunday, Session II on Nov 6th from 3pm-7:30pm
Ends 10/25 at midnight.

You will get to meet Master Lego builders!

There will be models big and small made of all Legos.

You will get to build, build, build and build some more!
Regular Legos and Duplos for the young ones.

You can even build whatever you like and add it to a map of the US and then go online to see what it looks like after the weekend is over!

I'm SUPER excited about this outing with my kiddos!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Coupon codes for Ringling Brothers Circus in Cleveland

It is time for the circus to come to Cleveland this year!!
Wed Oct 19 thru Sun Oct 23

If you order tickets HERE
You will save $8 per ticket (up to 6) if you order by Oct 18th
Coupon code: FFA8
save $4 per ticket (up to 6) when you order after Oct 18th
Coupon code: FFA4
**coupon codes not valid on Discount Drug Mart Circus Celebrity or VIP tickets

Leave your name and email address for a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets...You choose the date and time! Enter by Friday Oct 7 3:00 PM

With 9 performances I'm sure you can find a date to attend:

Wednesday, October 19: 7:30pm

Thursday, October 20: 7:30pm

Friday, October 21: 7:30pm

Saturday, October 22: 11:30am/ 3:30pm/ 7:30pm

Sunday, October 23: 11:30am/ 3:30pm/ 7:30pm

Our whole family enjoys this show, even my husband!
Who try's his hardest to get out of going to to Disney on Ice and other kid type shows!
There is something for ALL ages.

Don't forget to go to the Pre-show to meet circus performers and see the elephants up CLOSE and personal.

Visit them at Facebook

While you are waiting to Trapeze your way over to the circus…..
watch this

Thanks to Mom Central and Feld Entertainment for this opportunity to share these savings with you and promote the circus to the Cleveland area. I was compensated for this post. All content and opinions are mine.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Giant Eagle coupon match ups 9/22-9/28

I am very disappointed in the Giant Eagle sales again this week only a few things worth my time and money, but maybe you disagree...

You can check out the full list of deals at

Monday, September 05, 2011

Coupon Code for Disney on Ice tickets Quicken Loans Arena


I am giving away a 4 pack of Disney on Ice (Sept 29-Oct 2)
If you don't win, don't worry here are a few coupon codes for you!

You must go here to use the coupon codes.
To save $6 on each ticket purchases in advance (good thru 9/28)use code :FFA6
To save $3 (good 9/29-10/2) on each tickets purchased day of use code: FFA3
Not valid on Discount Drug Mart Front Row and VIP seats. Limit 6 tickets per transaction.

Here is how to enter:
1.) Leave your first and last name in the comments section
2.) An EMAIL or way to get a hold of you...if I don't know you!
2.) Which Disney character would you choose to join your family on a magical journey, and why?

EXTRA ENTRY: Send your friends! If they tell me who sent them I will put your name in the drawing AGAIN (1 extra entry per referral)

Enter by 9/5/2011 midnight...extended until 9/6/11 midnight!!!!

Tickets courtesy of Mom Central and Feld Entertainment, I was compensated 4 tickets for my family for being an ambassador for these companies.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giant Eagle coupon match ups 9/1-9/7

Here are some decent deals at Giant Eagle this week. I did more than 5, just because some of these things are good to stock up on for the baking season that is upon us!! And because I am running out of stuff and need to do some shopping!!

Herbal Essence 2/$5

1.00/2 8/28 PG=2/$4

1.00/1 8/7 RP=$1.50

Swiss Tea 2/$4

1.00/2 8/28 SS=2/$3

Pringles 4/$6


1.00/2 (fat-free; if included)=2/$2

Philadelphia Cooking Cream 2/$5

.75/1 printable at

Totino’s Pizza Rolls $10/10

.40/2 download to shopping card at Shortcuts=1.20/2

Ziploc containers 2.79

1.50/2 8/7 SS

1.00/1 download to shopping card at eoffers

1.00/1 download to shopping card at shortcuts

=2.08/2 (after all 3)

*Im pretty sure all three can be used together, I will find out!

Wheat Thins or Honey Maid Grahams 2/$5

.75/2 8/7 SS=3.50/2

Carnation Evaporated Milk 2/$3

.50/2 printable at Very Best Baking=2/$2

Nestles Morsels 2/$6

.50/1 (dark only)=$2

Sunny Delight 2/$3

.25/1 8/7 SS=$1.00

HeluvaGood Dip 3/$5

.50 printable at

(weird printing specs, says I don’t have a printer hooked up…worth a try for you!)

**Donna’s Favorites

Bic multi-purpose lighter B1G1 Free

$1/1 8/28 SS

Thanks to Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring Budget for the below deals I did not see

Gogurt $2

.75/2 8/7 PG

.75/2 download to shopping card at eoffer

.75/2 download to shopping card at shortcuts

=$1/2 after all 3…if it works

Hefty plates and cups 1.50

$1/2 8/14 RP=2/$2

$1/2 7/10 RP=2/$2

.55/2 5/22 RP=2/$1.90

Oral B toothbrush $1.50

.75/2 8/28 PG=$1.50/2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Giant Eagle coupon match ups 8/25-8/31

I am not thrilled with the deals at Giant Eagle this week=(

Here are my top 53

Land O Lakes spreadable butter or Margarine sticks 2/$3
.40 8/7/SS=.70
.75/1 8/7/SS cinnamon=FREE (if included in sale)
There were printable available on earlier last week, you are in luck if you printed those at the time, they are no longer available.

KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1
.50/1 8/21/SS=FREE

Nestle Fun Size candy bars $2.50
.50/1 CRUNCH PRINT =$1.50 (cheaper than Marcs)

There are definitely other good deals! Check out Sisters shopping on a shoestring budget (link above) to see some more! I am just picky in my deal shopping!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giant Eagle coupon match ups starting 8/18-8/24

A few good deals at Giant Eagle...nothing I found that was spectacular. But here are 5 good deals and a Donna's FAVORITE

FIVE Good Deals

Nabisco- Chips Ahoy, Teddy Grahams 2/$5
.75/2 8/7/SS=$1.75 each

Finish Gelcaps, Powerball Tabs $4.99
.75/1 7/31 SS= $3.49
1.00 off Quantum Powerball=$3.99

Dial hand pump soap 3/$5
.35/1 8/7 RP =.96

Smuckers Jams and Jellies 2/$5
1.00/2 8/7 RP= $2.00 ea

BC brownies and cookie pouches 2/$4
brownies .75/2= $1.25 ea
cookies .40/1= $1.20


Hefty One Zip 2/$3
$1.00/2 7/10 and 8/14 RP= $1.00 each

What did I miss??

Thanks to Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring budget you can add these to your list!

Keebler fudge granola bars $2.50
.75/1 7/10 RP=$1.00

International Delight 1.50
.55/1 printable = .40

Various yopliat coupons when you like YoPlait on Facebook make for cheap yougurt!

Also some good deals on feminine products (always and Tampax) when you combing current e offer with coupons from 7/31/PG and current CATALINA.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Friends are friends forever

When I was in grade school I went to a very small Christian school. My teachers were great and very involved in everything. We couldn't get away with anything. DAILY we had meetings outside the classroom because of some bickering between the girls. My teacher really tried her hardest to teach us how to be friends the right way, Christlike way. Around this time Michael W Smiths song friends are friends forever was very popular. And my teacher also had this little rhyme on the wall:

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, one is gold.

Loved this and it has always stuck with me. I like making new friends but I love my old friends, so much history with them, so many memories, they love me for who I am and know me inside and out. But I really don't feel like others see the importance of this. I will never turn my back on my friends. I don't fight with my friends, I love them so very much. I would do anything for them, yet I don't feel this in return. I feel so alone.

Im sure there is something I need to change, its not just them. But I just don't know what it it.
Having a difficult Summer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My soccer star

This year Ethan played Soccer for the first time. It wasn't your regular soccer league or anything, just a training type. The kids had a few practices and then scrimmaged other teams from the same rec center. Because of the rain they played on the hardtop for most games, which obviously isn't the best place to play soccer.

The first scrimmage he played he had never even been to practice, so he had really no idea what to do and he kinda just stood way back from everyone else. Fast forward a few games and add in a bit of confidence, he was playing goalie and would not let the ball be very far from him at any given time. he turned into a great little player pretty quick. The last game they played he even scored his first goal!!!

But sadly since I was poorly informed about paying for the end of the season shindig and trophies Ethan didn't get a trophy=( I felt so bad, so my husband is going to go up to the corner where they sell and make sports trophies
and where they probably made the ones for our rec center since they are the only right around the corner and been in this city for many years. So hopefully my little soccer star gets a trophy soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I get an email newsletter from Love and Logic. This was in the email today about socializing our kids. I don't feel I am very social, unless I really know you. This helps me and I would love to teach my kids the following as well:

Most of this teaching should take place in the classroom of real world experience. That is, at the very moment our children are interacting with others. Listed below are just a few of the things we ought to expect our children to do:
  • Shake people's hands and look into their eyes.
  • Smile.
  • Say "hello."
  • Say "thank you" when complimented.
  • Say "please."
  • Say "goodbye" and wish people well.
Do you have any other tips on socializing kids?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I think I want to try Zumba. I think I'd be too shy to do it at the gym! I've seen these ladies moving it there and I'm not sure I could do it. I'm a white girl, and white girls cant dance...most of us anyway...haha. Ive been thinking about getting wii zumba , my sister in law has it for PlayStation and the other has it for XBOX 360. I should probably go do it with them, but I might even be too embarrassed to do it in front of them...Im actually not sure I could do it in front of the kids or my husband. I might just need a glass or 2 of wine before I try. I'm not sure why I'm so shy. I should just let loose and have fun!

Have you tried it? How hard is it?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

I LOVE them

I love, love, love coupons. They are like paper money! Seriously. If you use them right you will save a TON of money. I am not an extreme couponer, although that would be fun (and I'd give it all away, not hoard it.) But I do use coupons for everything I can.

Ive kept track over the last few years and have saved about $700 each year. And I'm sure I forgot to write down some. I use them mainly on food items at grocery stores and pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens etc). I need to get better at looking for restaurant coupons and retail coupons before we leave the house and plan our outings according to coupons. I'm loving the group coupon sites for getting great deals for family outings. I have even been passing off lowe’s coupons
to my husband. He has actually been using them...YAY. I've been seeing a lot more Lowe's coupons coming through in the mail and that makes me happy! Becasue we WILL use them.

And I am currently watching Extreme Couponing on Im a dork, but that is ok!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Falling by the wayside

Dear Blog,

You keep falling by the wayside, forgotten, not remembered. How does it feel??

It feels very sad to me, because I am going to come back looking for memories and I will find none. Another school year is almost over, did I even update about any of it, besides the first day?? Gosh, I am a slacker. I feel like this whole year has been a waste ::SMH:: So many things I wanted to do, and none got done. I had many more rooms to paint and all I painted was the front door. I didn't even paint the back to match or install any door plates. I feel like I have wasted my days beyond belief. I hope I did some meaningful stuff, but at the moment I cannot even remember. I'll be back soon with an update of Ethan's new bed, maybe Nate and Mary's wedding and the end of school year pics compared to the 1st day (I have to at least do that).

It is past my bedtime so off I go! I plan on being back sooner rather than later. Goodnight dear blog, goodnight.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bachelorette Party Gift :: How to make Panty Roses::

Here is a great gift idea for a bachelorette party or girls night out or even a cute birthday gift. Ive used it for bachelorette parties and it has been a hit. You can get anything from naughty to nice panties and anything in between!

Here are some pictures and instructions!

You will need to buy some panties! Mix it up! Fun, sexy, lacy, thongs...whatever. Stick to a color scheme or don't. You make the rules. I usually do 6, but you can do a whole dozen if you wish.
You will also need to buy a bunch of fake roses. I got these for less than an $1 at Walmart.
You will also need: straight pins, a vase, foam for the arrangement of the flowers.

You need to roll the panties to make them look like a rose. Each pair of panties, is different roll em up till you get the right look. Pin a few pins into the side where the seam is. Then pin a pin up through the bottom of the plastic Sometimes you need to fold them in half before you roll them.
You will take the green base off the fake roses so you can use it for the base of the panty rose. And detach the stem as well. Push the stem up thru the bottom (push up into the panty in between the roll so you dont ruing the material of the panty)and then put on the green leaf base, and attach with a pin through each petal of the green base up thru the panty to hold into place and keep from unrolling.
(*Some panties just don't look really good rolled up, thinner ones work better, I tried to use a really ruffly pair, white ones in picture above, and they didn't work)
A view from the top

A side view all done

A view of the vase and the 6 panty roses.

A view from the top.

I hope I explained that well. If not, ask me questions!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I can smell the baseball fields

In just a few weeks I will be living at the fields again. 2 kids in 2 different leagues that play at 2 different fields...I have a feeling I will be much busier than last year! I don't mind too much, it is fun, but it does get a little old as the season hit it's peak.
It is time to start buying cleats, pants, softball socks, bats, gloves and I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff!

I am looking forward to it for the kids sake, it will keep them occupied and help them run their energy off!

I wonder how Sasha will do at the fields this year?? She was at most games and practices last year, since she was a itty bitty puppy=) We actually got her the first day of Merci's practices last softball season!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

::Girls gone WILD::

Today I was busy making a gift for my future sister in law! (less than 2 weeks!!!) The bachelorette party is this Saturday-4 days!!, I'm a pretty excited. GIRLS GONE WILD is the theme, and I could definitely use a wild night out!! Going shopping tomorrow for some animal print clothes to go with the theme. We are renting a party bus and we are going to have some FUN! I will definitely be responsible, I don't like to be sick or foolish;)
I cannot wait to share what I made...ssshhh...don't tell, but I made a panty bouquet (haha, check out these camo panties I think my hubby would get a kick out of these! He loves camo). If you want to know more check back early next week! I took some photos and will give you step by step instructions!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Apple Bottoms

I find it super hard to find the perfect jeans. I actually never have found any. I actually don't really think I've bought jeans in years. I get hand me downs from my friend and my aunt, and since I'm not at a weight I want to be at, so why buy?? I'll just do with what I have. They are nice name brand jeans, so actually better than anything I would buy=) I have always thought
apple bottom jeans were cute, and come to find out they are pretty affordable! I love the little extra designs on jeans, that is why the little apples on the booty make me say AWE. But I don't think Id really wear them=) I don't think I would like that much attention to that area...haha. But I won't judge anyone that wears them either, because they are CUTE!

The bigger picture is comfort what are YOUR favorite, cheaper, comfortable jeans????

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Spring is right around the corner! Super excited, just VERY ready for the season to really change and stop teasing us. As we drive around we see signs all around. Green shoots popping up, the grass is definitely getting greener, especially from all this rain, people outside, feather flags announcing all the vacant apartments for rent, a few flowers, trees with buds everywhere, ahhhh lovely!

Easter is around the corner. School will be over in less than 3 months. I can go on and on, I am super excited!

Just in case you wanted to know:)

How come I keep forgetting???

Dear Blog,

I keep forgetting about you! I'm so sorry. Things aren't really too busy or anything. Just plain old forgetting=( No excuses.
-It isn't like I have some big time management jobs or anything. I'm sorry. But here am, not forgetting about you tonight.

I was a Martha Stewart today. Cooking and crafting all day. It was refreshing. But for some reason I am super tires today. I bets it is the overcast day....longing for the warmth that is around the corner.

But now I am resting on the couch with my dear laptop and the TV, and my sweet Sasha by my side.

So we will see you again soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It seems I sit here and dream so much. Yet it seems like those dreams keep getting pushed away. All of them. I am so grateful for all I have, don't get me wrong. Things aren't peaches and cream but things aren't disastrous either. I know so many people have it worse than me. But how long can one wait for the dreams that have been put in their heart?? Some people can look at me and say I have what they want. I have 2 healthy, beautiful children, a 10+ year marriage that is pretty good (we all have little things to work on, so I cant say its perfect, we are happy and in love and that is the main thing). . My dream right now it to make a difference, to be someone and feel like I have accomplished something more than getting through each day.

Do you understand? I don't know if I do really. =)

I want to adopt. I want a new kitchen (the white floors, the white cabinets and 10 inches of counter space drive me to insanity daily). I want to go on a nice vacation. I want to know how to be a better mom and wife, because I'm sick of failing daily.

I have so many friendships I want to make better, but seem like I keep getting pushed away from those as well. Am I the only one with time for others??

I guess I'm just in one of those depressed places in life. I'm sure it wont last long. I know I will be fine, just need to get stuff out and then the feeling better starts.

Friday, March 25, 2011

LONG day

Today is the day we decided to snake our basement drain. It has been backed up since Wednesday. It went down quite a bit but it is at standstill and hasn't gone done anymore since Thursday morning. My wonderful husband worked all day long trying to get it done himself, but we just don't have a snake big or strong enough. We resorted to calling a plumber who will be here in the morning. $200 some dollars later I hope the problem is no longer a problem.

I am thankful that this isn't worse, I know so many of you have experiences much worse. Nothing was ruined and the water is not coming up (it is not sewage) it just isn't going down. So after my little hissy fit this afternoon. I am thankful even in the midst of this hardship. We will get through this!

Tonight I will cuddle on the couch with my husband and a blanket, and my dog and a glass of wine...and if I was a connoisseur I would enjoy a nice cigar, maybe I could get some padron cigars for sale. but Im not so my cheap wine will do!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Im there...

I'm 30. I am almost 1 week past being 30, you wait for the moment, maybe cringe, maybe look forward to, then it is done and past before you know it! My birthday weekend was GREAT. I just wish the fun could have lasted longer, but atlas, you need to move on from the celebrating and get on with life.

Still pondering whether I will get a job or not. Being turned down is a hard pill to swallow. I know that just because one bitchy lady didn't like me doesn't mean the rest of the world wont love me. Trying to decide what I really want to do. I don't want a career but I don't just want a job either. The American Red Cross trains for LPNs through a free program, so I might just look into that to see if it is something I like, nursing has always been in the back of my head, but the excuse of blood freaks me out, always come tot he front of my head. Maybe I should try LPN, and go from there, maybe I will see I can do medical stuff (and maybe I can wear a cute nursing uniforms...haha)...and maybe it will confirm I can't. And I know LPN's don't do a ton, but maybe that is just perfect for me...who knows...what can free training hurt??

Off to get ready for a lunch with a blog friend, how fun??? We celebrate birthdays very close to one another! And I cannot wait to see this beautiful woman who has lost a ton of weight since last time I saw her (a year ago sadly)...YEAH YOU!!! ;)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun Day

Went out to a mall so a friend could use her groupon that expires tomorrow...none of those stores around here=( Went to PF Changs for the first time, yummy! Kids were great after school, got some laundry put away, grabbed some chicken noodle soup out of the freezer thawed it, finished some stuff for the shower on Saturday. Got ready and now I am heading out to Paninis (yep the one that hasn't called me back for a for girls night with the SIL's.
All in all an easy day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

::Day after ice storm::

FINALLY...I am doing something I said I would...posting pictures of the ice storm like I promised;)
The sun shinning on the ice covered tress was gorgeous...again...just because I say it gorgeous doesn't mean I love it! The beauty just makes it more enjoyable!

The fence covered in ice...

Looking down the street...



Complaining about the weather;) Just a little bit!

If you are lucky and live in Ohio, you have experienced, a few 30-40 degree weather changes in the past week...crazy...I know. I am super thankful for the little taste of Spring, and think I can make it a few more week until SPRING is here full time...but...I may need to find some good natural skin care because this weather is really doing a number on my skin. I have a few really bad dry spots that just wont go away, and Ive never had them before=( I'm getting old I

30 in 10 days!!! I am excited about it, I really am. A new decade to make better than the last, to grow as a mom, a wife, a friend, to experience things I haven't yet, to take a lovely vacation with my husband, so much to do this decade, I really am excited.

Ill be back later with some pictures of the beautiful ice...yep, I said beautiful ice...and I mean it, but that doesn't mean I like it;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

::ALL the time::

God is good all the time!! Even when you think you have nowhere to go and no one cares, He shows up. We own a small business and we are all dried up for jobs and all dried up in don't know how we will buy food or pay bills next week (we don't use credit card, we have a few that are getting paid off and NOT being used). BUT God showed up in the nick of time. Josh happened to call a friend about a new church he was part of and ended up getting an offer to go work with his company on a big project for a week or so. WOOHOO. Oh yeah, and making more money than we would with our business. And when this jobs is done we will be closer to Spring and working weather (the last few weeks have been so cold and icy and snowy working on roofs is not an option).

So, things will be pretty tight for a month or so but after that, it should be smooth sailing. God willing! Oh and we are crossing our fingers for some kind of return from our taxes...and there is a big mistake from last year that will get amended...which could be a really nice amount of $...Here's HOPING!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

::Been Awhile::

Here I am, really wishing I had the time to keep up on my blog...I love looking back and reading what has been going on in my life, so having big gaps in my blog is sad. But I'm here, for today anyway...been unusually busy around here, and it will continue to be for the next few months. We have a baby coming in the family, we have a wedding too, we also have my 30th, and many of my friends 30th's too! Busy...but good busy!

I got a lovely new camera for Christmas and would love to show off some cool pictures as well. I will get there, I WILL!!

Since I have no pictures to upload no, treat yourself to this eyecandy:

These are so beautiful and no one will know they are fake! I think I need to get me a pretty band to go with my ring....and maybe a necklace, and bracelet...Oh how I love jewelry! But being a mom I get very little of it, my kids come first! We all know how that is!

I hope to be back with some exciting posts with some pretty pictures...and all you photography people can give me tips and grade my pics so I can get better...How does that sound?? ;)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Another Event Promo

I have another coupon code for you Clevelanders!
The Monster Jam presented by Advance Auto Parts will be at the Q February 19-20

DISCOUNT: Flat $15 tickets on ALL performances (additional fees may apply)
RESTRICTIONS: Not valid on Front Row or Gold Circle seats; no double discounts; limit 6 per order; discount ends on Friday, February 18, 2011.
LINK to purchase tickets:

We took the kids a few years ago and we all enjoyed it very much! Something different!
We were not prepared with ear plugs, this time we will be!
Also for the Saturday performance you can buy pit passes, to get up close and personal with the guys and trucks! My son is SO excited about this!

Grave Digger will be there as well as
Bad Habit, Shock Therapy, Excaliber, Brutus, Spike, and Rap Attack, and for the first time EVER – TAZ!

Check out more about the show at!!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I like to think we live a modest life. I am sure there are others who live more modestly, but I think we do pretty well. We have all our needs met and a lot of our wants. If there is something new we want, we usually get it, we don't have much consumer debt, and the small amount we have we are diligently working at while NOT accumulating more. I have a hard time with wanting, Im sure we all do to a point. But my biggest want right now is a luxury vacation. Blue water, white sand, beauty all around. Not a 5 star place with every amenity, just a 4 day paradise getaway. Im not asking for blue diamonds or anything. I just want a honeymoon with my husband, we missed out on this when we got married since we had a 4 month old little girl who needed us. As you know we wished for this for our 10 year anniversary (November), but it didn't happen. So instead I will HOPE for it for our 11 year anniversary that will be on's gotta be special with all those 11's right???;)
AHHHH...a girl can dream!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Job looking....still

I am still looking for a job, one that will suit me and my role as a mom. Boy is it hard! I really just want to work at Starbucks (not a finance job or anything), and that doesn't seem to be working out. Bummer. If you know someone who works for Starbucks...I could use a hook up!!;) I know God has a plan for me, but it be nice if he'd clue me in...haha. No worries, I know He will, in time. I'm OK where I am, just want to be doing for for our financial stability, our bills are paid every month, but my husbands job isn't 100% stable, not sure being an owner of your own business is ever very stable.

I wonder if I'll get a job before it is time to have the kids home for the Summer??? Who knows!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Your feelings?

How do you feel about those fitness shoes??
First of all I think a lot of them are ugly, but they are coming around. Do you think they really help in your fitness level??
My mother in law has been wearing mbt shoes for a few years due to foot issues.
She says SO MANY people ask her if they work...she at first had no idea what they were talking about...then she realized people were asking her if they toned her legs or helped her loose weight like some other brands advertise.
We always joke that she should make up a story like "You wont believe it but I lost 100 pounds JUST from wearing these shoes, can you believe it??"
Haha that be funny huh??

Anyway...last Wednesday I started back at the gym and in 6 days Ive been there 4 times!!
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can loose some weight and tone up by this Summer!

Do you think I can??

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tis the Season

I am already seeing signs for prom dresses everywhere. Makes me sad to think those fun high school times were so long ago (I'll be 30 in March...gasp). But it is good because my mom is still looking for dress for my brothers wedding in April...waiting until the last minute is not a good idea, but it may just work out for us! Prime time!

So if anyone has any ideas were can look for CHEAP dresses for my mom please comment! We have a very limited budget! Used is fine as well. Also any tips for a cheap place for alteration since me and Merci need lots of help with that!