Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I finally got the Target Beauty bag!!! Everyone I had signed up to receive it had gotten theirs, but I was still waiting. I was a little peeved, though.....the box was open!!

It didn't look like anything was missing....it is SO cute!!!

And here are the goodies.....

There was:

-Neutrogena naturals lip balm
- Pantene Shampoo for fine hair (I use that and love it!!)
- Nivea Express Hydration
- Fekkai shampoo & conditioner
- Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss (it was just a tiny sample, but I can't wait to try it!)
- coupons for over $25 off items at Target

I was so worried I wasn't going to get my bag, but it was SO worth the wait!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Amazing mail day!!!

So the mail has been slacking, as usual.....i'm still waiting for the Orbit Flip-Flops I signed up for as well as the Target goodie bag. (other people I had signed up have gotten both, and i'm still waiting!) Well today totally made up for the waiting!!

- Sentry Ear buds/birthday gift from Marlboro (they are SO cool!!! If I would have known they were sending me them I wouldn't have ordered the pair i got a few days ago!)
- an awesome canvas duffle bag from NWF
- Glade Scented oil candle/Right at Home (love the scent...angel whispers. Ty said it smells like mom-mom!)

I'm still waiting for the flip flops and Target bag, but today was such an awesome day I don't mind waiting for the other goodies!!! Photobucket

Friday, March 25, 2011

As of yesterday.....

I am a whole year older! Where did that year go?!?!? It was such a great birthday!! It started out slightly crappy, as the internet was down yet AGAIN! Remember I posted that Comcast had come out and "fixed" it?!? Well, apparently they didn't because as of yesterday morning the internet was down again. Z called Comcast and they got someone out here fairly quickly and so far, *knock on wood*, it is still up and running. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before it is out again. UGH!!! But the day got better after that. What really made the day special was getting a card from dad!! Ever since mom passed away he didn't send cards, which I obviously understood. (mom was always in charge of remembering birthdays! LOL) But when I got the mail and saw a card in the mailbox and saw the handwriting, I knew it was from dad! I squealed and ran back into the house to open it!!

When Ty got home from school I showed him the card and he loved it, as he loves Elvis! It was such a sweet thing for dad to do, and I will cherish it forever. Photobucket Z also surpised me with a card when he got home and it was so sweet!! We had steak off the grill with a baked potato and green beans. (I swear, Chase would eat a whole thing of green beans all by himself....he LVOES them!!!) After dinner, we all went to a place called Cardin's Drive-in and I got a banana split!!! This thing was HUGE!!! Z and I shared it, and it was simply amazing. Ty and Chase had a cup of chocolate ice cream, and there was still some left! Ahhh, who needs birthday cake when you can get a banana split like we got?!? If I would have had my camera with me I would have taken a pic of it...LOL Photobucket

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sprin has sprung!!

Ahhh, I have missed spring! Everything is new and fresh......and unfortunately it brings along nasty pollen. Poor Z has had issues with his sinuses, as well as a few friends of mine. I have also had some breathing issues but for the most part it has been fairly tame for me. This past winter was wayyyy too long, that's for sure!!! I wish we had our forever home so we could do some planting.....Ty wants our very own dogwood tree's and wants to plant some flowers, but I told him we couldn't do that here. He said "I can't wait for us to have a forever home so we can plant anything we want...." I felt so sad for him.

So last week we had company......as horrible as this sounds, I am SO glad they are gone! Nothing against them, but with this house as small as it is, having two extra people was rough! There were some other issues, but I won't get into that here. It's taken me some time to get the house back in order, and I still have things I need to do! (and yet here I sit....) Ty was off for spring break and he had so much fun, but he was SO ready to go back to school on Monday.......I guess he needed the "break" back to school, since when company was here he was run ragged. :( It was so nice of him to help, but I felt so bad that he had to do so much. I did my best to do things instead of him so it wasn't so much on him, but he was still asked to do so much. Ok, I don't want to turn this into a vent....LOL

We are still having issues with Comcast and the internet, but as of yesterday we were told the problem has been fixed and only needed to be "tweeked"......yeah, we shall see. Although, when the internet was out I did get some cleaning done...and got to work on scrapbooking! But I miss out on some good freebies with no internet, and that is definitely not a good thing! LOL

Well, I think I have goofed off enough.....I need to get laundry done and put away and pick up in the living room.....hope everyone has a GREAT Hump Day!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Amazing freebie!!

A few weeks ago I found out through Modern Mom Insiders that I qualified to receive a free pillow to test! I received it last week and I am absolutely in love!!! It is a pillow for side sleepers, and it is just what I have been searching for for so many years.

I can't say enough about this amazing pillow! It is so soft and squishy, but also offers lots of support............I love, love, love it!!!! Photobucket

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Goodies for yesterday and today...*UPDATE*

Yesterdays goodies:

- small box of Cheez-it crackers with 3 sample bags with their new flavors (Colby, Asiago & Romano)

Todays mail:

- Oatmeal Squares cereal sample

So I found a box on the deck from the post office...it was my pillow to test from Modern Mom!! OMG, it is SO soft and comfy....and HUGE! UPS also brought something I ordered from Amazon that was paid for with gift cards. Great mail day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dessert is done for tonight......

Someone had strawberries on sale this past weekend and I had been wanting to make a strawberry shortcake for awhile now so we picked up a container.......I haven't used my round cake pans since we moved, so i decided to just use my regular cake pan.....

Here is the yellow cake with the red glaze and cut up strawberries.....

And here it is with the cool whip and more strawberries.....

I can not wait to cut into that bad boy Photobucket

Monday, March 7, 2011

Slow freebie goodies/samples

The freebies have slowed some, as well as survey money.....mainly because I have had so many darn internet issues!!! Photobucket Anyhoo, he is what i've received since my last mail post...(that I remembered to write down, anyway...LOL)

- Cyndi bands hair tie Photobucket
- coupon for free .99 Ruffles
- Amsterdam Pen (very nice!)
- Beneful sample/Walmart
- Nice & Easy Foam hair color coupon for free product/Facebook (2)
- Stella Artois chalies (VERY nice!!!)
- LED Leviton light
- Tasters Choice samples (6 different flavors)/Facebook
- $6 Pinecone payment/Paypal
- $10 Papa Johns GC/MyPoints
- $10 Amazon GC/Study Response Center
- $10 survey check/Data Analyst

Still waiting for several survey payments, which should hopefully come through sometime this week. :)

Been too long!

Whew, I hate when I don't blog frequently. Comcast has been giving us a fit with our internet. It will be working for awhile and then go out on us....and the sad thing is it's been going on for months now!! We've had several people out to look at it, and of course each one blames the person that was out before them. Now we are waiting on someone to check the lines from the pole to the house, which we've been begging them to do all along. But I digress.......

Hmmm, let's see. Things here have been good. A week or so ago we had some nasty rains and wind, and terrible flooding around the area. We were very lucky, but it was scary. I don't like when we have tornado warnings! We did end up with most of our driveway in our front yard and a little river running through the backyard, but considering how bad it could have been, i'll take it. The boys are doing great!! Tyler is still doing great in school, and is already excited about only having a few months of school left. He can't wait to be a second grader! (I keep telling him not to rush time since it goes by way too fast as it is....he will realize it when he is grown and has children of his own, i'm sure) Chase is just too much fun! His tantrums have been rough, but we are getting through them. He has such an amazing sense of humor, though.....he loves being silly and making everyone laugh! He is such a chatterbox, but its still hard to make out what he is saying. Tyler didn't really start talking clearly until he was well over 2 years old, so i'm not worried. For the most part I can make out what Chase is trying to say....almost everything is "puppy", except for when he see's a school bus.....he squeals "BU!!!" when he see's any school bus! And he still absolutely loves his big brother, and wants to do whatever it is he is doing. And I must say, we are so lucky that Ty loves playing with Chase as well! Yesterday Ty wasn't feeling too good, but he still wanted to play with Chase....it was so sweet.

This week we have company coming down. Z's parents will be here hopefully this Thursday! Z's dad wants to go to Ty's school for lunch on Friday, which I think is so sweet. We have been so busy with getting things situated/rearranged so we have room in this super small house. We are going to donate tons of clothes and toys again, and we have already made two dump runs and need to make a few more this week!! I am so very grateful for a roof over our heads, but I would SO love just a few extra feet in this house! LOL

I can't think of much else new going on.......I will be sure to get lots of pics while we have company here, though. I hope to actually get a good family picture taken as well!!