Monday, August 29, 2011

Sponsered Review: LG Vortex Cellphone Case

I am always on the lookout for cell phone cases  that aren't expensive while looking for our phone cases I have been blown away by the cost.  I want to change my case like I change my clothes.  So I contacted Cell Pig they have prices I can afford and styles I love.  They have boy cases and girl cases stuff for kids and adults.  They sent me the case of my choice from their vast collections.  I picked the army case because it's good for men or woman and it was a personal favorite.  The case was shipped in bubble wrap and was package well .   It was easy to place this on the phone and it didn't scratch either this is a thick plastic case that will last a  long time and I will be ordering more cases after I had this wonderful experience with them.   They also do specials and the shipping is free it is cheaper  on you wallet not having to pay shipping.  Their shipping was fast it was here in two days.  They respond very fast on facebook too..   I want to let everyone know what a wonderful company this is to deal with and there's no hassles. 

Full Disclosure:  Cell Pig provided me with this  coupon code to pick out a case of my choice.  All  Opinions contained in this review are my own personal opinions and I got a phone case to try out and keep I didn't get any other form of compensation for my experience and my opinion.  My opinions are 100% mine and only mine .

Sunday, August 28, 2011

So happy about the things coming together

So I read an interesting book written by another mom blogger I think it was real written and it was almost like she was speaking to me.  I am thinking about wordpress and wondering if it's something I should do.  I feel like starting out blogger was more friendly per say.  I think it would cost some money in the long run to switch over.  At the moment I wonder what it will end up being like.  Tomorrow is my mom and sisters birthday on the same day.  We  are closer than we were. I just found my father a few years ago so I am still learning things.  I want to have that relationship like everyone else.  We don't have these big celebrations it's kind of a sore subject.  I want to do some things that mean a lot to me.  I want my kids to have family traditions carried on but I don't know if it will ever become something more.  I have met him a few times.  I miss him he doesn't live that close.  I don't regret finding him or meeting him.  I wanted that all my life.  I regret that I quit looking and restarted several times.  I feel like I gave up to soon.  I hope in the future I can learn more and put these traditions in place in my own kids lives.  I found some awesome recipes and I am writing my cookbook I hope that I can get it done by this winter.  It is really time consuming.  I want to include my Grandma's Recipes.  It will mean a lot.  I hope to self publish when I get it done.  Hubby is watching scary movies he's a movie fanatic me not so much.  I researched some confrences I would like to go sometime this upcoming year maybe sooner if I can work out all the details.  I have met so many friends here while I am on my journey I really like blogging and hopefully you enjoy reading it too. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wonderful Business You should know about...........

I came upon a small business that's not local to me but it was awesome .  It's called Beautiful Wood Rings this is a small company that deserves to be talked about.  His work is custom he makes rings out of wood instead of metal.  For someone who has allergies to metal gold etc this is what you need.  Each ring is handmade and you can tell he picks out the most beautiful stones.  He even let's you customize the wood and the gems.  I was on his site for awhile the other day dreaming about what I would like to order.  I emailed him and he quickly responded to my request this makes me know that he cares about his customer and that I am not just not another order.  I am debating on what I would like to order first I think I am going to order some rings for my Christmas list.  If you want to do business with someone I say give him the chance to wow you.  If you end up ordering feel free sharing where you heard about him at .  Thanks again until next time .

Fun Weekend Tonite

Well it's going to be another fun weekend.  We plan on going to a concert and having a potluck.  I am really looking forward to this as it is just a month.  Monday I should have my cell phone cover so I can do my review.  It's the first time asking and getting it so it's new but I hope I can spread the word about this great company. It's not local to me but the customer service is great and I actually spoke with the owner.  To me it told me that it's a small company , which I love to support and I want to buy from there rather than another big company.  Plus there's always free shipping no codes required.  I think that's always nice.  You don't have to look anything up either.  So that makes it fun to me.  I am also going to promote local businesses that treat their customers well in my neck of the woods.  So look forward to that and let me know what you think and if you would like to share a business with me too.  Thanks for reading until next time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fun things going on

Well we are going to do a fun science project.  We are going to be looking for  catapilars  and also stuff for the butterflies to eat while they transform into beauties.  I am kind of nervous about doing this because I don't know if this is a good year for them or not .  I hope we find some as soon as we watch the process we will let them go in the wild.  I had a busy day today I  I also started a facebook page so if you want you can catch me on there for some last minute details and sales.  I am so glad that I decided to do this . I got some mail from Vocalpoint if you haven't signed up with them you sure need to.  You get to try out cool products from swiffer bounce downy etc.   I love trying out new things.  It lets me know if the product are any good and if I want to use it for my family.   There's a few brands that I can't  live without I don't know what I would do without.   I love Charmin Toilet Paper.  I won't buy anything else because I know that this works and it won't rip to shreads while using it.  I think that ripped toilet paper is nasty.  I also am partial to a couple different brands of razors.  So I would like to share all the products  all the products for my family can't live without.  I will also be adding some family pictures from my vacation.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blog Challenge Day # 5 My Favorite Comfort Foods

When my Aunt was alive we had soup beans.  They are just beans and ham or bacon .  We also had light bread there's nothing like it in the world.  She passed away this past December.  She suffered with cancer and it robbed her so quickly. She was so talented I miss her so much.  I also like homemade mac and cheese and my mil coleslaw.  It is so simple and good.  I also like Nutella and Peanut Butter on Bread.  If you haven't tasted it it is like a Reese but so good.  Hope you guys can share your foods that bring you joy and comfort too.

Blog Challenge Day # 3 My 5 Pet Peeves.

1. LIARS- How hard is it to be honest now days.  I would rather hear the truth than be lied to over and over again.

2. Thieves- Don't steal common sense right if you steal from me I won't trust you and trust and believe I will tell everyone what you did so you don't scam them too.

3.Facebook Privacy- I hate when people get too personal nobody cares that you peed and what your adult life in bed is like so quit posting please.

4.  Fake Friends- If you don't want to be my friend fine but don't be two faced and call me only when you want something.  Otherwise I won't want nothing to do with you..

5.  Hypocrites--I hate when people act like they're better than you and judge others  if someones doing something  don't hate on them when you are doing the same thing.

Hope you found this interesting...........

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 4 of # 30 Day Blog Challenge My Reviews on Religion

I really don't really identify with one religion per say.  I believe in god heaven and hell I go to church and I read the bible it doesn't mean that any religion is wrong.  That's what I do and it works for us we go to a small church maybe 30 people or so.  I want to go somewhere where I feel like I belong.  I didn't want to go to a mega church.  I am a small town country girl and this really makes me feel welcome.  There's a ton of activities we have different things and a new preacher.  I would like to start up a program with the church I just need to figure out some of the minor details.  Than I should be set

I am doing the #30 Day Blogging Challenge! Come and join me. Day # 2

I am doing this challenge and I am having a lot of fun.  Where I would like to be in ten years.  Well I would love to own my own property like a farm with room for chicken cows etc. I would like to have finished my degree.  I would like to be more tech .  My oldest would be over 18 I would want to make sure I help him to be a successful adult and I would have and 18 yo middle daughter by then too.  I hope I wouldn't be a grandma just yet.  I don't know what age is the right age but I just want to make sure that they are ready to handle the business.  I would like to make foods with yeast never thought I could do it.  I would also like to be a published author. I would like to write a regular book and one for kindle .  I love mine and it has kept me occupied in the car at the dr etc.  I also would like to meet people I have wanted to meet and maybe own my own business.

Monday, August 22, 2011

I am doing the #30 Day Blogging Challenge! Come and join me.

Day 1 :  Relationships
I have been married going on 4 years.  I like being married but I understand we are not a lot alike.  He watches a lot of TV and movies.  He really likes the older shows.  I like to do surveys read blogs and to crochet.  I would like to teach myself to knit sometime.  I think it would be time consuming but I really want to make some socks and a sweater.  (Why do I pick  all the hard stuff).  I like to cook and bake also I find it really relaxing.  My order from Amazon will get here sometime today.  I got some christmas presents for my daughter and I bought myself a cookbook and some supplies for my coupon binder.  I can't wait to use it I still really need to get some of the baseball holders for it though but I am just doing a little bit at a time when I can afford it.  I like to talk and talk and talk .  So if I go on let me know lol.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Savings Nothing to Sneeze At

Well with my free gift cards I used them to get some school shoes for the kids and shoes and sandals for myself I looked all over where I could shop at and save the most.  It wasn't hard work but it was time consuming.  I saved $500.00 this includes using a code with free shipping and the shoes were either on sale or on close out.  Ill tell you why I like to save money and I needed to buy good quality shoes so they are all name brand Sketchers and Avia.  I know these brands stand the test of time my sketchers in the past have lasted for four years.  I also used my Shop Your Way Rewards Card.  It's free and you can earn money back plus I shopped  using a cash back site.  So I will get even more money back.  In my opinion this only cost me my time since I earned it by taking surveys and trying out new products.  So to me I didn't just save money I earned this. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to School Shopping

Well there's some good deals all around the web this week I knew if I waited I would find some deals.  I am getting the kids and myself some 100 dollar sneakers for 19.99 I feel Like a Thrifty Mama.  I am on facebook and I got into a debate with a family member they try to make me feel like they got way more than me and it makes me feel insecure.  I acted like I blew it off. But inside I just was floored. I pay less than she does for stuff and I don't pay full price for anything.  I am a bargain hunter.  I like to save money.  I let it get under my skin until I realized  she doesn't have the life I do.  She lives off of credit cards she is constantly doing people wrong and throws it in others faces.  She's not the kind of person I want in my life.  If she wasn't family I wouldn't even speak to her at all what so ever.  I can sleep well knowing that I am happy about my life and even if I don't pay full price doesn't make me any less of a person at all what so ever.  It makes her the weakest link.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Swag List CVS and Dollar General

Well I made out like a bandit today I went to my local CVS and I scanned my card twice I got a coupon for one free Carmello candy bar One Free Box of CVS bandaids and a 50 cent of coupon for Big Chill water ..  I bought one Family Size Bag of Potato Chips One King Size Snickers and One box of  Band Aids I paid TWO CENTS OOP!!! It was Fab I really enjoyed doing this!! I felt like a million bucks truly.   I than drove over to Dollar General and bought one 12 ounce bottle of Axe Shower gel using coupon for free bottle and paid one penny for that too.  I was really excited.  I wanted to grab this before it expired.  I will be scanning my card weekly now and I told everyone I know.  I wish that I could have found some Charmin Coupons though oh and my binder came today I ordered it for free using a gift card I earned.   I am still in need of some more slots to put the coupons but I saved over 11 bucks today so I am pleased over all

Thirty Things you didn't know about me

1.  I like to play Bunco.  I even belong to a club and we play once a month.
2. I like to crochet and make stuff for my family and others.
3.  My favorite site for giving stuff away (here's my Link)
4. I constantly figure out new recipes in my head that is made with stuff I already have.
5.  I have to Chi's ones named Radar and the other's named Patches.  Ones a boy the other's a girl.
6. My cousin calls me FREEBIE because I know where to find stuff she's looking for on sale.
7.  My kids like to cook as much as I do.
8.  I am considering going to a blogger conference someday.
9.  I would love to meet Guy Fieri and Paula Deen and Rachel Ray in real life.
10.  I am nervous about loosing weight and keeping it off..
11.  I was addicted to soda pop and finally gave it all up.
12.  I am making presents for the homeless to give out this winter.
13.   I would like to read every Kindle book there is on Amaon.
14.  I think boys are easier to raise than girls.
15. I miss the good old music that doesn't talk about sex and drugs.
16.  My favorite song is Airplanes by Gary Alan.
17.  I read so many blogs that I never run out of craft ideas.
18.  The blankets I made my kids are the most well loved item they own.
19.  I hate it when you can't depend on someone to be there.
20.  I sing the songs on the Disney Channel (Yes I am a dork)
21.  I like to sing and I love listening to music.
22.  I am a twin.  We are Fraternal though 30 seconds apart.
23.  I want to get into non plus sizes.
24.  I am a BTFE fanatic.
25.  I love getting mail.
26. I like looking at stuff for sale on Etsy.
27.  My favorite color is purple..
28.  I want to learn how to make my own clothes.
29.  I like looking at beads and imagining my own designs
30.  I like to window shop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Exciting Things Happening

Well I am happy today so I decided to make a list of things that are awesome well awesome to me I have thought about it I am going to make little letters to include in my daughters lunch.  I am not planning on telling her but once she figures it out she will really like it.  I am making the kids there own scrapbooks I am planning  on getting this done for christmas.  I think they would be awesome santa presents.  I also am thinking of starting a secret sister idea at church.  We have a small church but I think this would be nice to have especially with all the stuff people have going on in their lives.  I have been volunteering my time the last two years for VBS.  Since we are so small we only have it one day.  Instead of a week.  I think that it is a lot of work for people a lot of people volunteer but some don't follow through.  I have been putting thought into what we are going to do for the secret surprise party for the sweet 16.  I am thinking pink and zebra themed I have seen ideas for cakes but I am not sure that this is grown up enough for her.  I also thought of doing a ninties themed since she is a child of the ninties. I don't want her to think we are lame or whatever.  I want this to be memorable for her.  I think that we could do favor bags and dj and stuff along that lines if you have any ideas feel free to let me know.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blogging Buddies

I have some Blogging Buddies I am so excited about it.  I am hoping that I can make my blog more interesting and have even more fun with it.  The kids are excited.  I am trying to find my daughter a pen pal sense she likes to write letters.  I think this can be a learning experience for her.  I think it would be awesome if it is someone that lives different say amish or something like that.  I think she could learn a lot from that.  Maybe have more than one so she could learn a lot from others.  Maybe a home school child.  I think that she would like having someone she could talk to around her age.  So if anyone knows of someone that wants a pen pall that  would be really awesome.  Thanks in advance.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Great New Companies Bracelet-For Good

I had the pleasure of talking to a 13 year old business woman who makes bracelets personalized with names and colors.  She is really talented.  I came upon her Facebook page as she posted a comment I liked her picture so I clicked on it and was amazed at the talent that I saw.  She personally thanked me for liking her.  I was like hmm...  we got into a conversation and I was impressed how she is really fair priced and she also donates money to good causes. 

Saving Money For Kids Birthdays

I have a gift tote if you will sounds so goofy but let me explain.. I buy stuff on closeout and I put it up for when my kids are going to be invited to a birthday party so I don't have to go out and spend a lot of money when the party invites come.  I also buy some adult stuff like candles ceramics bath sets etc.  Also I include some man gifts too. I always try to have a ten dollar limit because I can't handle a lot of expense. I just bought a new Playdough Set that is name brand but I only spent 11.00 it's price at the local stores is thirty dollars.  I think this is a bargain.  I will save this for one of those times when we get invited and it's the last minute.  There's also sales on markers coloring books etc a lot of the time I find that if I plan it in advance that I can make smart money choices.  I can save up for the things that really matter like spending time with my kids and hanging out with family..  I like to read and other fun projects.  But that's a whole different post.

Goals For Blogging

I want this to be a welcome spot I want others to come here and save money and relax.  There's blogs I really like and there is some that I don't read very often.  I like to read things that I can relate to.  I am a mom I like to save money but it can be frustrating because others see me as cheap.  I think some people in my family think that I am a bargain hunter to the max.  I like to save money but I don't always save money for instance have you ever seen something on sale somewhere and you didn't buy it to find out later on you really needed it and didn't know it. Yea I have done that.  I seen a good deal on some jeans but I felt that they weren't comfortable enough but  I should have realized while I am in the weight loss mode I should have bought them  because a few weeks later my other jeans were falling off.  I was upset by the time I got to the store sale was off and they were thirty bucks.  I couldn't see myself paying that much for them so I didn't get them.  So lesson learned if you think you will use it it is still a bargain.

Friday, August 5, 2011

So wonderful...The world of KINDLES>

Well I earned my kindle... I made it it reminds if you wait long enough and are patient good things will happen.  I did my surveys and I cashed out for Amazon.  I bought it for FREE.. It was time consuming and it took awhile but I did it I am so thankful for all the kind people I met on Amazon's thread RAOK.  They helped me figure out the pointers how to download the books and how to read and archive them.  The only thing that disappoints me is the back screen is not backlit. I would like this feature so that I may read in the dark.  I figured if I was patient and waited so long I would be able to afford it.  I am also really close to catching another awesome prize it is a grill.  We so needed another one this one bonuses as a smoker too.  I was pricing them on amazon and I was amazed at how much they were even with free shipping.  The last one I bought wasn't a high quality name brand one so it lasted less than a year before the bottom rusted out.  They sure don't make things like they used too.