Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Strange Question Meme Part 1

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Leo Maccool at the blog Butch Girlcat. It's a 50 question meme, so we decided do it in two parts. Today is Part 1. She explains that she stole meme from the ever-fabulous GREG.But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Strange Question Meme, Part 1

1. What is the color of your toothbrush? Pink and white

2. Name one person who made you smile today. Kasey

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Waiting on daycare kiddo to arrive.

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Daycare kiddo was getting picked up.

5. What is your favorite candy bar? Hum, I will have to go with Mini-Snickers, frozen.

6. Have you ever been to a strip club? NO and have no desire to go.

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? Okay.

8. What is your favorite ice cream? How to choose? Riverside Dairy ~ Vanilla

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Dr. Pepper

10. Do you like your wallet? Don't have a wallet.

11. What was the last thing you ate? Taco Bell ~ Taco supreme

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Nope

13. The last sporting event you watched? Yankees vs. Phillies game 2

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Movie theater butter

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to? Hubby

16. Ever go camping? Yes and love it!!

17. Do you take vitamins daily? No, but I should.

18. Do you go to church every Sunday? No

19. Do you have a tan? Yes, but it's a farmers tan. lol

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? Yes, yes, yes

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? Sometimes

22. What did your last text message say? K

23. What are you doing tomorrow? Watching daycare kiddos and fixing tortilla soup.

24. Favorite color? Blue

25. Look to your left; what do you see? A planter from my MIL's funeral.

If you want to play along, visit Sunday Stealing!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

I was given an Award today!

I was given a very nice award today by Angela over at The Suburban Jungle. And no it was not for being a whiner or a complainer or for going on rants, at least I don't think it was. Well, I hope it wasn't anyway. lol Thanks Angela!!!

Here is what I got:

The Lemonade Stand Award

The rules for this award:

- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

I am passing this on to:


3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires' Great Giveaways Going On Now!!

Have you been over to visit Karen at 3Garnest and 2 Sapphires lately? If not you definitely need to get over there and enter into some of her awesome giveaways. Here are just a few that she is having right now.

Giveaway & Review: Melissa & Doug Stir Fry Slicing Set ($30 GC)

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Giveaway & Review: Caring Corners "Daisy Greenway" Interactive Camper

Offered by Learning Curve

Giveaway & Review: "Cooking With All Things Trader Joe's" Cookbook

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Giveaway & Review: Deluxe Wooden Activity Cube by Anatex (ARV $130)

Offered by Wooden Toddler Toys

Hop on over to enter these giveaways plus more!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: My CatDog

Notice the cat is as big as the dog. lol

Your can see all my Wordless Wednesday here.

If you would like to see more Wordless Wednesday pictures you can visit 5 Minutes For Mom, MomDot, Jolly Mom and Life Down Our Lane and Go Graham Go.

You can also check out the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q. over at Ordinary and Awesome.


I Would Love To Win This!!

Kate over at

is having a super duper giveaway. I say this because I love and collect what she is giving away.

This is a vortex marble! And it is made my J Winterblower Glass Art, and I think they are awesome. It will look wonderful with my 13 others. I suppose I should give you the link so you can hop on over to enter also, so go here to enter. Christmas is coming soon, so if I don't win and you do, I will be looking forward to you sending it on to me so that I can enjoy it. I will send it back to you when I am done with it. lol


Talk to Me Tuesday: Why Do I Blog?

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I was over visiting Laurie over at Tip Junkie, and she has a great meme going on that I decided that I would jump in on. Every Tuesday she has a different topic to discuss and today the topic is "Why Do You Blog?"

That is a really good question. Well, I can actually blame this on my SIL Aunt Rene for getting me started. Can I blame her for my addiction? So anyway, I started blogging because I was hearing of all these neat things that my SIL was winning by entering into giveaways and I wanted to win some for myself. Why should I let other people win everything and just sit back and wish that I had won something, is what I was thinking.

Well, blogging has become more than that now. I have not only won some great things but what is even better, is that I have met some really wonderful women out there. Whether they pretend to be my friends or they really are my friends, I enjoy the conversations I have with them and reading about the huge assortments of subjects that you can jump in on.

If you read my blog you will see that I am quite the complainer and whiner. I do sometimes go on rants about subjects, but hey, I am a woman. I love blogging not only because I get to do some venting but I have learned that sometimes I am not the only one out there with some of the same issues. I want to continue to blog about what I want, when I want and how I want. I do not mind doing reviews and giveaways but I really don't want that to be a full time thing on my blog. I love getting to talk about my life experiences, good or bad. It's kinda like therapy sometimes. I do not see me NOT blogging anytime in the near future. I look forward to nap time for the daycare kiddos so that I can get some time on here.

If you want to jump in on this, you can do it here!


We Are Soooo Happy!!

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Woot!! We are so happy!! The insurance company for the idiot that turned left in front of my daughter is paying to get my daughters Durango fixed!!! We have learned that just because no one gets sited does NOT mean that someone isn't at fault!! Yippie Ki Yay!!!

You can read more about it here!!


And The WINNERS Are...

I have two winners to announce today, they are from two of my UPrinting giveaways:

This first winner is for the 250 Stickers/Labels, with only 35 entries (I don't think people understand what you can do with these), the winner is......

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Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-10-27 15:00:58 UTC

13. The Phillips' Family said...

I would use them as Christmas labels!! :)

Thanks *hug*

Sara freebie_junkie @ hotmail dot com (@Doodle###)

Congrats Phillips' Family!!

Now, for the second winner!!
The second winner is for the 100 Postcards, with 58 entries, the winner is.....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-10-27 15:04:32 UTC

34. LiveLaughLoveCj said...

LiveLaughLoveCj made her birdie go tweet:

Congrats CJ!!!

I have sent emails out to both winners and you have 48 hours to respond to those emails.

I have to say "Thank You UPrinting" for sponsoring these two great giveaways!!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

I Walked Today For Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Today was a day that I had been looking forward to for quite a while. I found this walk one day when I was online looking at some different things about Breast Cancer, since October is Breast Cancer awareness month. This has been brought to my attention a lot more because of a recent scare that I had that really woke me up from the fact that sometimes I think, "It will never happen to me." You can read about it here and here if you'd like.

So, my Aunt Judy, SIL "M2", my friend Amy and myself went to Columbus to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk today, which was a 5K. I am not sure how far a 5K is supposed to be but we walked just a bit over 4 miles to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. It was an absolutely beautiful day and we had a blast. We got there a little too early but none of us had ever been there before so I would have rather been early than late. I am not sure how many people were there but there were tons there, people of all ages too. From tiny babies to grandma's who I didn't think were going to be able to walk that far, men, women and children all out there walking to honor someone who is battling or has lost their lives to breast cancer and raise money for research. I took a few pictures but not many as I have a piece of crap phone battery and it wanted to die after taking like 3 pictures so I stopped taking them.

This is the start finish line.

Some of the tents before everyone started arriving.

My Aunt Judy and SIL "M2"

This is my friend Amy

Ok, this is me and NO, I did not fall. They had a tent to stress being active and they had some dice you had to roll and you had to do what activity and number your dice landed on. I was unlucky enough to get a roll of doing the bicycle 2 times. Yippie!! So here I am laying in the middle of everything doing the bicycle. Everyone else's were things like jumping on one foot, or doing push-up against the table, or touching your toes. I, get to lay my big butt in front of everyone and look like a fool. People were clapping, probably because I managed to get up all by myself. lol

Funny story for those of you who know me: I am a clutz of sort. I have only had two broken bones (my pinkie toe and my foot last summer) and a couple ankle sprains, but everyone calls me a clutz. So, my lovely friend Amy sends the last picture, the one of me on the ground, to my Hubby and tells him that we are on our way to the ER. He believes her!! He asks her if I am okay, and how the hell I fell. After we are all laughing so hard that we are crying she decides that she better text him back and tell him that she was joking. She was afraid that he was getting ready to come to the ER, which he would not have done unless I was seriously injured. He replies to her that it would not have surprised him that I fell, but it did surprise him that she got such a good shot of me falling. Nice, huh? Well, she doesn't let it end there. After we were all finished and waiting around for the raffle drawing, her hubby texts her and asks if we have walked a mile yet? So, she sent him the picture and told him that we were at the ER. He replies to her, "Is she okay?" Geez, you would think that I am always getting hurt or something. So, I rolled my ankle on the edge of the pavement and broke my foot last summer, now they think I just flat can't walk. Well, the good news is that NONE of us fell or got injured in any way. We are all just sore from walking, except for my SIL "M2" because she walks everyday.

Anyway, you should all get your friends and family together and make a team and join in on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and find a walk near you. Like I said, we had a blast. It was some adult time with adult conversations with exercise and we did a good deed by raising a little money for the cause. We have all decided that we are going to do it again next year, get more people involved with us and we are getting team shirts. It only took us a little over an hour to walk so all together with the drive included we would have only used about 3 1/2 hours of the day, but we took advantage of the adult time and stopped at Max & Erma's for some Tortilla soup, which is fabulous by the way, and we got there about an hour too early. We actually spent 7 hours in all.

Make sure you do you monthly self exam and get those mammograms!!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

You can win 100 Brochures/Flyers!

Ah, my new favorite online company and sponsor, UPrinting is at it again. They are sponsoring another giveaway to one of my readers. This time, they are giving away 100 Brochures/Flyers to one of you.

How cool would that be?
100 Brochures/Flyers to design how you would like.

You could use them as a menu for your restaurant:

Or as an advertisement for your business:

Or, as a wedding or birth announcement:

You can use their predesigned templates or you can design your own. I can think of lots of things that these can be used for. I thinking that you could use them for Birthday Party invitations, or an Engagement announcement, 50th Wedding Anniversary invitations, Family Reunions, a Calendar for your business with important dates highlighted or you could even use them for Christmas. The possibilities are endless.

Here are the specs on the Brochures/Flyers:

Size: 100 8.5 x11" Brochure / Flyers on 100lb gloss text paper
Print: 4 color printing on both sides
Folding Choices: Half fold; Trifold/Letterfold; Z-fold; Accordion (4 panels) Roll Fold (4 Panels)
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents due to shipping costs.

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What you win: 100 Brochures/Flyers

How to win:

Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment telling me how you would get your brochures/flyers made.

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Contest Ends:
November 8, 2009 at 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by random using and will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner. Make sure your email address is either in your comment or on your profile so that I may contact you.

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Limited to residents in the USA.


Bitch and Moan 10/24

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My oven quit working 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Has it been looked at? NO! Is he planning on looking at it? Who knows! I guess he will when he wants something baked in it.

The Daycare kiddos parents
were all late picking up their kids today and I finally had plans to to something. I had plans to play cards with the Aunties.

The IDIOT who hit my daughter's cars insurance company totally made me blow a gasket today because they said we could not get any repairs done to our car before they came and did an estimate on it or they would not pay for any work already completed. Did they offer a rental car? NO! So what are we supposed to do for her a car until they get off their butts? So are they paying for the repairs to our Durango or not? They won't know till they see it. WTF??

One of the Daycare kiddos brothers has H1N1? I certainly hope that no one else gets it. I am already sick and don't have time for it.

My Sinus Infection has now taken up residence in my chest and I am NOT liking it! I have a Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk on Sunday and I really want to do it!! As a matter of fact I am doing it sick or not! I may end up more sick but it's all about the cause.


Small Talk Six: My Mother In Law

Want to join in? Go here to learn how and to view the weekly list
Small Talk Six topics for 2009.It will be interesting to see how each participant interprets this week’s topic.

Today’s topic is 6 things (good or bad) that you credit your mother-in-law for.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .

1. My Hubby!

2. Raising a son with good principles.

3. Trying to keep a close knit family.

4. Introducing me to Flea Markets.

5. Teaching me that eating Mexican for Christmas dinner is okay.

6. Spoiling grandchildren. :)


Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins


Would anyone be interested in making a Halloween graphic? we go!

1. The crickets sing, __and it makes me relax___.

2. __God sees you,___ wherever you are.

3. I want to get far away from the __from the everyday stress of my life__.

4. __I want to have 3 kids!___; this was a dream.

5. But as for me ___I am tired and worn out____.

6. __A huge family is where___ I come from.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to __playing cards with the Aunties___, tomorrow my plans include __relaxing, because I got the day off___ and Sunday, I want to __be able to complete the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk with this crappy cold that is moving in to my chest___!

You can play along at Friday Fill-Ins


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drum Roll Please....

...We have a winner of my Uprinting 250 Business Card Giveaway With a total of 56 entries the winning entry is:

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Timestamp: 2009-10-22 11:27:25 UTC
47. Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

If I were to win, I would use these cards for my blog - I'm just about out of my old ones - and these are sooooooooo much nicer!

mandjregan at gmail dot com

Jennifer got in on this giveaway at the last minute for the win. Congrats Jennifer!! I am off to email you. You will have 48 to get reply to my email.

Thanks UPrinting for allowing me to be a part of your Blogger Sponsorship Program.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Grrr!!

This is what happens when someone turns left in front of your daughter. That would be $3660 damage. GRR!! Since everyone keeps asking if my daughter is okay I will go on into some details. We know the girl who turned left in front of her, and right after the accident both girls were in agreement with what happened so they let the only witness that stopped go without getting her information (Life Lesson Learned). After the girls boyfriend, mother and soon to be step-dad-excop-excon-convicted sex offender gets there, her story changes, making it a she said/she said accident. Needless to say no one was sighted, why I have NO clue because she turned LEFT in front of our daughter. The girl is now saying that my daughter went through the red light, that means that the girl went through the red light also. The light happened to have turned yellow just as my daughter was going under it and she TURNED LEFT!! Imagine that!

Anyway, no one was really hurt. My daughter had a pretty nasty seat-belt bruise and a pretty pissed off attitude for getting screwed in this whole ordeal. You see both girls only have liability insurance on their cars.

LIFE LESSON ~ NEVER completely trust someone whom you don't truly know. You see, this girl happens to be my brothers wife's niece. Yep, her mom is my brothers SIL! I used to babysit for this girl when she was little! I have know her, her mom and whole family for about 25 years.

Your can see all my Wordless Wednesday here.

If you would like to see more Wordless Wednesday pictures you can visit 5 Minutes For Mom, MomDot, Jolly Mom and Life Down Our Lane and Go Graham Go.

You can also check out the Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q. over at Ordinary and Awesome.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Oh, how my daycare kiddos would love me if I won these for them. They love dressing up so much!!

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!


Who were those 2 little boys at my house today?

All of you who follow me know that I am losing my mind of the family of 3 that I do daycare for. Well, today was a great day! And guess what they were all 3 here today (plus the other 3 kiddos), and all day, 6:30am to 5:00pm. The little sprout that is usually the worst one was the best of the two boys. They ONLY thing that happened today was the bigger of the two sprouts, who is 3 1/2 walked over and ejected the CD while Miss "S" was on the computer playing My Disney Kitchen. And of course that did not make her very happy but it was nothing major.

I was very pleased with today. If everyday were to be like today, I would be flying high! I am so proud of those two boys being so good! I made sure that I let them know that and I awarded them with stickers and hugs and kisses. I also told their Daddy how good they were when he picked them up and he was very proud of them also. Whew, lets home that tomorrow is just as good. Process....what a wonderful thing.


Snot and why I don't like it!

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I have officially had all the snotty noses that I can handle! Someone needs to design a nosebib for kids, and soon! 7 kiddos with 6 snotty noses, what's my chances?