Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find!

Hello Everyone. I have to apologize in advance, I haven't had the time to research and find a "good" find for today. Work is super busy, at home my husband and I are trying to sort and re box and go thru boxes of junk and get ready for a garage sale.

I guess this coupon is good for those who don't get carsick reading on those long cross country trips, or those that like to soak up a few rays with a good book, or for those that like to read while they exercise... or those that just like to read. :)

Yes, Borders again. I guess Borders offers more then just books, there's Cd's, children's activity things, journals....
Here it is: 25% off one item. Expires May 31. Click here for the coupon!

Hopefully next week something better will come my way!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Website Wednesday!

Happy Website Wednesday!!

Finally a website we can all use, and hopefully get some relief from. Not only do telemarketers bother you at home, during dinner or your favorite show.. and all day long... they now have the ability to call you on your cell phones! What a pain!

After my 5th call this week, I decided to look up the "No Call" information. Here is their webpage. (The NO CALL has been effective since Feb 2008, however I've moved and changed numbers and haven't been able to get my new # on the list yet) You can list up to 3 phone numbers online to be put on the list. They will send you a confirmation to your e-mail and that's it. You can also make complaints about telemarketers if they call you after the 31 days. How simple!

I can't wait for my 31 days to be up!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ice Cream Madness!

Who can help but be outside in this weather?! I know I keep saying how nice it's been, but I can't help it! It's been about 8o with the sun and a warm breeze. It's so perfect! (remind me of this in a month or two when I am refusing to go out side because I live in Kansas where the humidity makes it miserable to even get out of bed!)

Danny and I decided to go out for a little treat earlier this week. We'd been busy getting things ready for a garage sale and thought all our hard work deserved a reward. A chocolate dipped ice cream cone. Yummy. I just had to share a few pictures with you. I'm a sucker for Jack's puppy dog eyes when he begs... so i gave in and gave him the rest of my cone...Max even got a piece of the action.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fishing Fishing Fishing

Working 1/2 days has given me the joy of being able to spend more time with my husband and my family. This week was so nice we were able to go fishing all afternoon! We started off first by catching some tiny blue gill for bait.

After a afternoon of "bait" fishing, my brother fried up some fish and fixed the whole family a nice meal. Grandpa made the 3 hour trip to go fishing too! It was good to see my Grandpa. He's only 3 hours away, but work schedules are always so conflicting I hardly get to see him. He's such a character! You never know what he's gonna do next!
After dinner we headed out to the lake. Jimmy, Grandpa & Chez all went in the boat while Danny and I fished the bank. We had no luck on the bank, it was just too windy.
The poor little fish were sacrificed ... but look what they caught in the end!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find!

Happy Friday! Is everyone ready for the weekend? The weather has been fabulous this week! It is perfect for this weeks Fabulous Find!
Who needs some new flip flops this year? I do I do!

Old Navy is offering their flip flops for $1.00! It's a one day only, in-store only sale and it's this Saturday, May 23!
Shop Early! I went in the early afternoon last year and I got the last pair of Mens Flip Flops for my husband and the last Ladies size 9-10 for me. And they were ugly grey!
Have a good weekend ya'll!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I miss my blog!

Oh how I miss my blog! With my new work hours, it seems like I only have time to blog my Wednesday & Friday finds. I do have Internet at home, but it takes sooo long to load the pages, I'm not up to date on this so called high speed Internet yet. :) So blogging at home is torture.

So what's new with you? What's new with me? How about my 3 month old jeep needing a new transmission! I'm so not happy right now, no wonder Chrysler is going bankrupt! Good news, I have a warranty on the jeep so it all should be covered!

I've also found the time to make a few new cards. Nothing special, something to just waste time. I love the frog ribbon and bright pink polka dot flower!

I hope everyone has a good Thursday!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Website Wednesday!

Charcoal or Gas?

Oh yes, I can smell it in the air.... And being from Kansas City, I know it all to well... It's time to BBQ!!!

Today's website is BarbecueBible! How many of you watch the show or have seen BBQ University (BBQU) with Steven Raichlen? I'll admit, I was a little questionable by it at first, but within the next few weeks I caught myself drooling over some of the dishes he was BBQing.

This is a great website. It gives tips on how to clean your grill, it goes into the pro's and cons of charcoal and gas and of course it gives yummy recipies!

Check it out and maybe find something new for dinner!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find!

TGIF! Even though I'm working 1/2 days now... I still can't wait for Fridays!!

Today I have a fabulous coupon for the plus size ladies!

Today's Coupon is save $15 off of $25 at Catherines! Wow, what a deal. Now I can possibly go by some new tops for interviewing! Shop soon, coupon ends on 5-21-09!

Here is your coupon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Website Wednesday!

Happy Website Wednesday!!

Today I bring you......

Tis the season for parties! Think about all that goes on in the next few months... Graduation, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Baby Showers, Weddings, Pool Parties, Birthdays, BBQ gatherings..
This website has a ton of ideas for your upcoming parties. Several tips, craft ideas, party games, food, recipes, decorations , online invitations and more! They also provide monthly calendars that are full of celebrations. Did you know that May 6th was "No Diet Day" and May 15th is "National Chocolate Chip Day"?

I found this page to be very useful and can't wait to use it for my next party!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Things change in a Blink of an eye

I've always heard how fast things can change with just a blink of an eye... now I have finally witnessed it. On Thursday I got word that my hours at work will be reduced to part time. Ouch! On Friday my direct supervisor was laid off... and she just had a baby.. Ouch!

I know I need a new job, however I don't have a degree. So that means that all of my years of experience goes out the window and I will most likely have to start back at entry level. I'm in the recruiting/staffing business so I know how this all works. And it's more difficult because I have a non-compete. So therefore I can't work for any staffing/recruiting agency within this area. My last 10 years have been recruiting and now I can't get a job in what I am skilled in!

On a good note, it frees up time for me and my husband to spend together! And I can't work on cleaning and organizing, home projects, and being able to have some "me" time!

OH, and... My husband got word that their warehouse is full and they might have to stop production on a few shifts. Oh how I pray they don't select his shift!

I hope everyone had a good Mother's day and weekend!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Woman Challenge

Are you ready? The Woman Challenge - May 10-July 4, 2009 - 8-weeks for better health - Join
I thought I'd give it a whirl!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find!

Today I present you with a 25% off your purchase coupon to Avenue!
The coupon is good towards online or in store purchase. It's good the whole month long, expires May 31st.

So hurry in and get your hands on that new swimsuit or sun dress that your closet needs!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Website Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!!

I found this site to have "some" humor so I thought I'd share.

Funny or Die is a website full of videos, it's for anyone who thinks SNL is funny and for those who are not easily offended.

Created by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Funny or Die is where professional and amateur users submit and rate humorous videos.
And just for those of you who watch at work, they offer search features that divide videos into "safe for work" and "not safe for work" !


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Go Ron!

Wow, what a show! I couldn't believe that they all finished their marathon! What an accomplishment. The tears fell when Ron walked across the finish line. His heart and determination make him such a competitor. Once again I am sad that it comes down to Ron & Mike. I am not a big fan of Tara or Helen. Tara cries to much and Helen seems like a whiner. I'm sure if I was on the show I'd be whining and bawling my butt off. I'm a whimp! I love Ron, he's such a determined man and stuck true to his word to Kristin. Part of me wants to vote for Ron becuase I dont think Mike has enough to beat Tara. So if Ron goes to the finals, then Mike would almost be a sure win for the at home winner. I'm torn! lol. I'm sad this show is at an end.
Who do you think will win it all? Tara? Helen? Mike or Ron?

Cinco de Mayo!!!

When I hear Cinco de Mayo, I think of Mexican food and beer specials... but why do we celebrate it anyway?

I learned about Cinco de Mayo many years ago in Spanish class from the wonderful Ms. Booth. I had to refresh my memory of Cinco de Mayo and I'd thought I'd share with you what I learned from Mr. Wikipedia.

Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico that celebrates the Mexicans defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla, 05-05-1862.

It was a significant battle for the Mexican Army because 1. it would be the last time a continent invaded the Americas and 2. they defeated an army twice as big and who hadn't been known for defeat for close to 50 years.

Don't confused Cinco de Mayo with Mexico Independence, that's on 9-16.
Since it is a regional holiday, not all of Mexico celebrates, however Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in some countries throughout the world, especially the United States. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo for possibly the same reasons we celebrate Oktoberfest, St. Patrick's Day (and other cultural holidays) to celebrate the American and Mexican Ancestry, or American-Irish, American-German ancestries... you get the idea. For many people, they just simple look at those holidays as days to have a good time.

So if it's a good time you want, I've copied for you the Applebee's specials for Cinco de Mayo. "We are turning up the fun on Cinco De Mayo! Enjoy our specials, including: Quesadilla Burger for just $5, 1/2 Price* appetizers all day and FREE chips and salsa. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss! Grab your amigos y familia and join us on May 5th!"

*please celebrate responsibly*

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Find!

Just in time for Mother's Day.

Bed Bath & Beyond wants you to pamper your mom this Mother's Day *or pamper yourself :)* with a coupon for $10 off of a $30 purchase. In Stores only and expires May 11th!

I 've really enjoyed sharing the great coupons and discounts I receive with everyone. In this economy, it never hurts to save a few bucks.
I've been wondering tho if there should be more to Friday's Fabulous Finds? Maybe new cute clothing or accessories? Cooking or cleaning tips? Travel deals? Whats everyones outlook on it? Stick to just the coupons and discounts or branch out?

Have a good weekend everyone!