Sunday, October 30, 2011

$50 Walmart gift card!

Adventures in Coupons is giving away a $50.00 Walmart gift card!! Click the link to enter to win!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beyond angry

So, we have been dealing with issues with our furniture we purchased from Knoxville Wholesale Furniture back in February of last year. We only had it a month or so when we had issues with one of the cushions on the sofa. After months of trying to get it fixed it was done. Fast forward to April of this year. One of the recliners on the sofa broke. We were back and forth on the phone with the manager named Dale for weeks. He promised he would call Z back and NEVER did. Z always had to call him back...ALWAYS. Finally, after tons of broken promises, Knoxville Wholesale decided to just replace our sofa for us. Gee, thanks so much....after over 5 months of dealing with broken promises, complaints filed with the BBB and phone calls STILL not being returned, we finally had SOME closer. That is, until the recliner in the love seat started acting up. Yeah, you can see where this is going. Once again, Dale has shown what a HORRIBLE manger he is. The customer service is AWFUL!!!! He never calls back when he says and if by some miracle he DOES call back he rushes Z off the phone!! Well, someone was scheduled to come and get the love seat last week by noon and after they weren't here by 11:30 Z called to make sure someone was still coming....guess what?!? We were not on the schedule!!! So, as it stands we are done with Knoxville Wholesale Furniture. I can not get over how crappy their customer service is and how they can keep doing things like they do to customers. Z is going to just go there tomorrow on his lunch break (the manager Dale is off today) and demanding our money back. If they want to come and get the love seat still, come and get it and keep the darn thing. I don't want to have to deal with them ever again.

I urge anyone that lives in/near Knoxville Wholesale Furniture to avoid them at ALL costs!!! You can honestly find better deals at other furniture places, anyway!! They are NOT worth the hassle and aggravation if you have any issues...and trust me, you will have issues eventually.

Parent/teacher conference

So last night we had a meeting with Ty's teacher. This was Z's first time meeting her. Ty is doing GREAT!!! She showed us some papers from tests that he took to see just where he was with learning and he excelled at so many things.....even things that they NEVER taught him! She also said he is doing better with talking out in class, and that he really isn't the only one doing it. We are beyond proud of him!!! She also thanked me for "letting him do his homework", and I told her I had seen the new homework letter she sent home and read that she actually had to put on the letter.."Make sure your children are doing THEIR homework." I could not believe parents were actually writing their kids homework for them!! She said that's nothing compared to some not even turning it in ever and I looked at her kind of strange and she said there are 5 students who don't even bother turning it in. How sad is that?!? :( And i'm sure those same parents didn't even bother doing a conference with the teacher. I just don't understand how you can not give a damn about your child education. And his teacher is SOOO nice and VERY easy to talk to!! Why they just don't care i'll never understand. :(

One thing she did say about Ty is he rushes through his work and doesn't double check himself, and that's what cases him to get wrong answers on some things, and i told her he does the SAME thing at home!! So we'll work more with him on that. She also was telling us about a website the kids love to play games on and we told her Ty has been playing that site, as well as others she has listed on her website, for quite awhile now and she said she LOVED that and wished more parents did that! She also asked about the flu mist consent form and I told her I filled it out online and she was shocked...she had no idea we could do that online! I swear, this teacher flippin rocks!! (but then again, ALL the teachers are awesome at his school!)

Way to go, Tyler!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Some great goodies!!!

Todays mail was great!! I rec'd some things that I didn't think I was going to get!!

- Jarritos pocket folder
- Colgate wisp (free from Daily Steals)
- John Frieda Sheer Blonde conditioner
- Dinosaur ruler (Ty LOVES dinos!)
- adorable "rug" mousepad! (SO love this!! It took awhile to get and I assumed I didn't get signed up for it on time....and I for the life of can not remember where I got it from!)

Monday is here.....




Hope everyone had a good weekend. Z was off yesterday, so we got a few errands run and when we got home we got some baking done. Saturday the boys and I made cupcakes!! They turned out sooo yummy. Yesterday we made some sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies, plus a batch of coconut chocolate chip cookies. They all turned out AMAZING!!! I swear, I can not get over how good these cookies are considering the mix comes from a box! Krusteaz just rocks! We actually rolled out the sugar cookie dough and after hunting forever for the cookie cutters, we went to town on cutting out cookies!! We actually got quite a few super thin and cripsy, which is my FAVORITE!!! Here is the finished product....



They have such an amazing taste, I just love them!! The chocolate chip turned out just as amazing......(I actually take the chocolate chunks out that they come with and add my own chips...and yes, I burned the last bacth, I LOVE burnt cookies!!!)



It was so nice having Z home yesterday to help with the cookies. He is great at rolling out cookie dough! ;) I'm so looking forward to doing more baking in another month or so to mail out some goodies to people.

This week should be good. We have a parent/teacher conference tomorrow night with Ty's teacher. I also need to work on getting more things done around the house, plus finish up Ty's costume. I'd also like to work a little bit on my cross stich project, as well as a few scrapbook layouts. Yeah, i'm not asking for much am I?!? LOL Now to just stay OFF of Pogo, I just may get some things accomplished this week!

Have a blessed week, everyone!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another weekend....

Is here! It's just the boys and I today, and it's been a decent day so far!! Chase is being so funny, as he is talking SO much now. Yesterday when we picked Ty up from school and he got in the van Chase told him, "Hi, Bubba! I Chase!" And we have an adorable bear (thanks to our MD love) that when you hug him it says different things...one thing it says is "What a big bear hug! Are you a bear, too?" and Chase always says "No, I Chase..." It is so flippin cute! I love all the talking he is doing now. I really need to try and get it on video. Ty got his report card yesterday and is doing really well!! Aside from the talking and worrying about others, he is really doing great with everything. We have a meeting with the teacher next Tuesday, so we'll find out more about what all he is doing.

As for this weekend, I really want to get some baking done. I took some butter out of the freezer and am hoping to get some sugar cookies as well as oatmeal raisin cookies made. Plus I want to make some cupcakes. I've been playing Christmas music this morning and I am really in the mood to bake!!!! Now to get the energy to do it!!! LOL

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Goodies today!

What a great mail day!! I received:

- Keychain & bottle opener combo/L&M (rec'd 2, one for Z and myself)
- Crest Complete Deep Clean
- Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara/Text giveaway
- Bacardi Oakheart Beer Stein/Z's name (they are SO nice!!)
- Clif Bar/peppermint (Photobucket)

I love mail days like this Photobucket

Friday, October 21, 2011

Way cool....

Today's mail was so-so, but I did get a beautiful beer stein from Bacardi Oakheart! This bad boy is SO heavy, too!!!




Hopefully the one for Z will arrive within a few days. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Finally!

Today I got my Target Beauty Bag!!! The bag is so super cute! (and I am so not into pink at all...LOL!) It had some cool samples inside....

- Ponds Towelettes
- John Frieda Full Repair
- Garnier Pure Clean shampoo & conditioner
- Tresemme Naturals
- Loreal Youth Code day/night cream
- Burts Bees lotion
- coupon book for up to $20 off beauty items at Target

It was just as nice as the bag from last year!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

An amazing deal today!!!

Z was off work today, so we decided to head to Super Target to see what deals they had. (they usually have a better selection of things than the regular Target stores...especially on clearance items!) We found a Blues Clues DVD we wanted to get Chase, plus got Ty another pair of footie pj's for Christmas. We were walking through the electronics and on the end caps of the shelves they sometimes have their clearance stuff......well, I found something I had been wanting to get for quite awhile now.....a cordless mouse!!! I was actually going to order one from My coke rewards with the points I had, but this mouse was such a great deal it was worth paying for!!!





It retailed for $25.89 and we got it for $6.47!! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

WOOHOO!

Today's mail wasn't much, but Fedex AND UPS made up for that!! Fedex brought a huge box for the Fleishmann's Mommyparty!! It had:

- 8 boxes of Simply Homemade bread mix (2 if each flavor!)
- $1 off coupons
- an Apron (super cute!)
- 12 (yes 12) oven mitts!!!

I so can't wait to try these breads!!

A little bit later UPS showed up and brought me a Psoriasis kit that had:

- Avenno lotion/Blueberry & goji berry
- rubber bracelet
- journal



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

*sigh*

For the past few weeks Ty has been getting into trouble for talking in class.He's also been calling out answers and not following directions when he is told to stop or quiet down. At first it was only every once in awhile....maybe once every few weeks?!? Now it is several times in one week. :( In fact, today he not only was calling out answers he got into an argument with another student in art today. When I was waiting for Ty to come out of school, his teacher came out to talk to me first, so I knew it was something "major". I know kids get into trouble for talking....heck, I was always in trouble for talking!! But this is happening way too often, and with him being a transfer to the school, they can make him have to go to the school he is zoned for. *sigh* Maybe that would be best for him?!? I just don't know..........

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scrubbing Bubbles One Step



I am SO in love with the One Step from Scrubbing Bubbles!!! I received the product from Bzzagent, and I love how it keeps the toilet so clean without me having to scrub it! All you have to do is step on the little touch pad and it automatically sprays and cleans for you. Cleaning the toilet is not something I am a big fan of (especially with all boys in the house!) but Scrubbing Bubbles One Step is such a big help!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just call me Suzy!

Homemaker, that is!! I've been wanting to bake some cookies for awhile now, so yesterday I got the things I needed to make some oatmeal raisin cookies. (I still have some chocolate chip cookie stuff here, but for some reason I wanted oatmeal raisin...) Today I decided to bake some, and the boys both helped me! Chase LOVED watching the stand mixer work the batter. He and Ty both helped me put ingredients in, which they both got a kick out of!! I have to say, the cookies were AMAZING! They are by far the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have made...........




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tonights dessert....

I've really been in a baking mood lately, which is odd for me since I usually am not ready for baking until late fall! Ty asked me the other day if I would make a spice or carrot cake (box mixes.....if I had the stuff to make it, I would make a homemade carrot cake!! YUM!!) so I got the stuff out and made it this morning. It's still baking, but smells SO good already!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Here's the mail, it never fails...."

"It makes me want to wag my tail, when it comes I want to wail MAAIILLLL!!!!"

Wow, mail has been incredible lately!! Things i've signed up for have really started to roll in, thank goodness!!!


- Pantene Split End Repair/Facebook giveaway
- 3 college t-shirts/My Coke Rewards (I've received a total of 4, still waiting on 4 more)
- Swiffer 360 Duster/Vocalpoint (if you are not a member of Vocalpoint, I highly recommend you join! They send out so many awesome goodies!!!)
- Lunch bag/American Diabetes Foundation (came with juggling balls, a journal, dvd and a cute little game!)
- Burt's Bees bzzkit (absolutely LOVE it!!! I have some major sensitive skin and can not wait to try it! It came with a full size facial wash, full size mousurizing cream and 6 sample moisturizing creams)

And lastly, we finally got the dvd we ordered for the boys for Christmas; Despicable Me! It wasn't free, but we got a really great deal on it.

The downside to getting all these goodies.....the mailman shoved all of this into our small mailbox, and one of the packages tore! Thank goodness nothing inside got ruined, but how lazy is that?!? He maybe had to walk a whole 20 feet to bring things up to the house, why shove it all in there?!?!?

3 years ago today

It's so hard to believe mom has been gone for 3 years. I still get the urger to pick up the phone to call her and tell her how great Tyler did in school, or to tell her something new Chase is saying. I know she is watching over my boys, and that is such a great comfort.

Love & miss you, mom........

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bye bye, weekend....





Despite missing out on the corn maze, the boys and I still had a decent weekend. Ty and Chase are just hilarious when they play! But I think my favorite thing to watch them do together is draw......Ty has always loved to draw and Chase absolutely LOVES it! We go through tons of paper in this house. It was really chilly this weekend, and I actually broke down and turned the heat on yesterday morning. (I so miss having a woodstove for heat!) It was right around 50 degrees in the house and the floors were freezing!!! I only had it on for about an hour, but it felt so odd having to use it. I love the cooler weather, though. I'm assuming as I get older I despise the heat more and more! LOL This week it's supposed to still be cool in the mornings but warm up to the mid/upper 70's during the day....I can live with that!! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Love this time of year!

I am really enjoying the much cooler weather. This morning it was in the mid 40's when we got out of bed! It's still fairly cool outside so I can't open the windows up but it's still nice to not have the a/c on.

So a little while ago I ordered some Christmas gifts for the boys from Amazon, and one thing came yesterday!! (I SO miss my amazon prime.....I had it free with Amazon mom, but it ran out...BOO!) Every Christmas we get the boys new pj's and I found a cute pair for Chase. (i'm still holding out hope that I find him some Blues Clues pj's!)



I'm fairly certain I got the wrong size, but I don't want to go through sending them back and waiting again for another pair. I try and get pj's slightly bigger as they can sometimes run on the small size.....this time the size was correct! Photobucket Ahh, well....he'll at least be able to wear the shirt and not be too big on him. And he'll have them for more than one winter! I'm still waiting on one other thing I ordered at the same time as the pj's.....once again, I miss amazon prime! :( I really need to go through the things we've already gotten the boys and write it down so I can keep track of what we have.....

OHHHH, and yesterday while we were out we got Chase's costume!!!!



And Ty has had a field day with picking on mommy because I do not like spiders.......LOL!

Change of plans.....

Today we were supposed to go to the Corn Maze.....well, Z found out yesterday that he has to work this weekend. :( He had put in for today off the day I won the tickets, which was more than enough notice! But unfortunately they said they needed him to work this weekend because it is the beginning of the month and they are expecting to be busy. I feel so bad that we didn't use the tickets.....and I also feel bad for the boys, as they were both so excited about going today. :(