Wednesday, December 29, 2010

a great great clock knock off at Attempting Aloha

You must check out this blog post. What a great KO. It just so happens that I am in the middle of redoing the kitchen and this would be perfect! Oh, I hope i get in on this deal. Go check it out. And if you can't be the 1st 100 she is actually offering it in her etsy shop for 3.00!!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ebates Rocks!

So ebates is amazing! I joined last week and have already earned 16.00 cash back. For what? For doing things I already do. For example, I had to order from Oriental trading Compnay for my son's cowboy birthday this weekend. I went through the Ebates link and earned myself 8% back and free shipping!
I just got Family Fun Magazine for 4.95 for the year and then received 26% cash back form them! I just used the Ebates 5.00 off magazines coupon to get the 4.95 and then will automatically get the 26% back. You need to check it out. With the holidays coming, if you are an online shopper it is silly to not take advantage of this.
Come Novemeber i will have a nice little check deposited in my Paypal account just in time for my birthday! maybe I'll get myself a little treat.

Check it out here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life with 3; 5 and under

I read this on blog I am in love with (Moss Moments) and it just emphasized the state I am in. I am so sad to possibly/probably going through the "firsts" with Lexi Rose. With all of my children I need to remember this...

Help me understand that there will be NO GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT stating, “Mommy, this is the last time I will sleep in your bed or ask you to push me on the swing or need you to quiz me on my spelling words or want you to play Candy Land with me or tie my shoes or brush my hair or get me a drink.” Remind me never to overlook these moments as ordinary, because as sure as the seasons change, there will be a last time. (adapted from a post by Sandy at God Speaks)

Friday, June 25, 2010

More summer freebies!

For this summer, my kiddos and I made a list of things we wanted to do. I'll be back later this week with that list as i am working on a project!!! But, here are some free summer to do's!
Regal Movie Theaters again
Brass Mill Stadium 12
495 Union Street
Waterbury ,CT 06706-1292
06/29/2010-06/30/2010 Doogal (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
07/06/2010-07/07/2010 Wallace and Gromit (G)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)
07/13/2010-07/14/2010 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)
Imagine That (PG)
07/20/2010-07/21/2010 Polar Express (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
07/27/2010-07/28/2010 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
Daddy Day Care (PG)
08/03/2010-08/04/2010 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
Surf's Up (PG)
08/10/2010-08/11/2010 March Of The Penguins (G)
Bee Movie (PG)
08/17/2010-08/18/2010 Mr. Bean's Holiday (G)
Open Season (PG)

AMC's 1.00 Tuesdays

Looking for a cool getaway for gobs of kids this summer? Bring them to AMC Summer MovieCamp and enjoy the magic of movies! Summer MovieCamp will be offered at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning this summer at participating theatres, from June 15 through August 10. At only $1 admission, it’s an affordable option for summer fun for families and groups. All admission and concession proceeds will benefit two AMC charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute.
No outside food will be allowed during Summer MovieCamp but you can take advantage of our KidsPack™ concession combos for $4 – more than 30% off the regular price.*

Advance tickets will be on sale starting June 8 at 214 participating AMC theatre locations and online. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and shows will begin at 10 a.m. local time nationwide. See a list of participating theatres or search by zip code to get tickets. Tickets for each week will be on sale approximately one week prior to the scheduled show date.
June 15
Shrek The Third (PG)
June 22
Imagine That (PG)
June 29
Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)

July 6
Madagascar (PG)
July 13
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)
July 20
Hotel for Dogs (PG)

July 27
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
August 3
The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
August 10
Surprise Mystery Title

and Bank of America card holders get free entrance to museums on the first weekend of the month. In CT that would be
Stepping Stones in Norwalk
Wadsworth Anthenium in Hartford
And the Pequot Museum
Check out your area at

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Summertime Sewing for Lexi

As a little girl I have vivid memories of my Mother and Grandmother sewing clothes for me with matching bloomers. Some of my favorite pictures are of me in my little pigtails running around after my brothers. I am going to start making some of Lexi's clothes and found this awesome tutorial.

Check out her site as it is very inspirational! I already have this ironed and ready to roll!

Now mind you, I am a beginner so mine may not turn out like hers, but we'll see. Look later this week for progress.

Happy Mother's Day! I am off to let some balloons go to heaven with my Mom!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Etsy and Paypal fee calculator

I love this site. i am putting it here for future reference and for all to see. Go check it out!

He breaks down fees and material to have actual cost/profit. I know there are other sources that do this (like my Quickbooks), but this is great for a fast reference.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The 50 States- sing along

So I don't know how to put this clip directly on here, but my son loves music and geography. I showed him the "Animaniacs" version and he fell in love. However, the DVD isn't something I prefer him watching. Then, low and behold, I found a "cleaner" version. He loves it too!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PYP Blog- free picaboo book

PYP Blog Chjeck this blog out it is amazing!!!

I just stumbled on this great blog and found a coupon code for a free hardcover book. Go check it out!

for my own future reference!

Get a Free 20-Page Large Hardcover Book AFFLGB - exp 12/31/10

Coupon Details:
• The cost of one 20-page Large Classic, Classic Leather, or Classic Custom photo book (up to $39.99) will be deducted from your order total. If your book contains more than 20 pages, you will be charged for the additional pages.

• Additional books, taxes/international surcharges, and shipping costs are excluded.

• Coupon expires at 11:59 PM (PT) on December 31, 2010.

• Cannot be used with any other coupon

• This coupon is for first-time customers only

• We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this offer without notice.

Additional pages USD $1.99 each

Max. pages: 160

*Note: Shipping appears to be $8.99 (+ $3 for each additional) for a Large Hardcover book. LINK

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year...A New Idea

New Year…What are your goals???
I just want to take a minute and clarify where the last post came from.

The Holiday Season was odd this year. Maybe it was having Lexi. Maybe it was a culmination of all three kids. I don’t think so though. These holidays jumped up on me. I wasn’t prepared and I refused to spend every night up late making up for my lack of organization during the prior year. 2009 was definitely a struggle for my husband and I. Not our marriage, per say. The apartments took a toll on us financially. The lack of over time (which we had for 10 years prior) was cut. Add in my little princess and two boys in school and we were treading water (barely). Instead of doing something, I guess I hid my head in the sand. I read blogs instead of working on the business. I wasted time instead of cleaning the house. I just coasted.
Well, this needs to end. After much self reflection and a few conversations with my man I have come up with a few goals. Not resolutions, simply some goals to help the family and myself. First, I have a good sized family. To avoid the hassle at the end of the year, we have decided to divide the adults up and purchase or make one gift a month for the adults. Then, come December 2010, I should only be focusing on the smalls. I am also going to do the same thing for my three children. I have always purchased year round. But then I have ended up with a bunch of “stuff” and not something very meaningful. I am a “it’s on sale so I’ll put it away for Christmas and then forget where I put it shopper”. Do you know anyone like that? I already know what I am getting four of the adults. Now I can just watch for prices and get the best deal.
My next goal is work on my home. It is a cluttered disaster. My boys’ rooms are good, but the rest of the house is an embarrassment. We are picking one room a month and organizing, purging, updating it so we are happy. I am not saying it will look like a magazine, but it will be functional and pleasing.
I am also breaking down my Christmas 2010 homemade gifts to a monthly schedule as well. No late nights next December for me!!!
A benefit to this is I will be able to blog my progress. Maybe I’ll even get a follower or two! I am documenting the crazy ass before pics as well as the afters. I hope you’ll grab a cup of coffee, tea, or wine and sit back and watch me finally take control of my life and my surroundings. Blessings to you this year.