Tuesday, August 30, 2011
See my shop below....
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all the opinions and photos are my own.
Monday, August 29, 2011
I am so happy to say that my computer is all better now, thanks to my wonderful daughter. The power supply died last week and she swore she would be able to put the new one in if I bought it. It came in today and she lived up to her word. My computer now lives!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
As you read in an earlier post, thanks to Glidden, I get to makeover my back porch. It's going to be a chore but I'm going to get it done this weekend, or at least make a good dent in it this weekend. This is the color scheme I chose. What do you think? It will certainly brighten it up, that's for sure.
Hubby went to Walmart and ended up getting frazzled because there were so many colors to chose from, that he didn't end up buying the paint yet so I'm going to have to go get it myself.
Just to refresh your memory, here are a couple of before pictures to refresh your memory.
So, I'm going to go to Walmart this weekend and buy my Pineapple Upsidedown Cake and Tangerine colors myself. If you want something
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all photos and opinions are my own.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This post is an entry to a contest to win a $250 Walmart gift card for a makeover project in my home. My kids bathroom is in such rough shape, I would love to be able to gut it and start from scratch, but I can't afford that. What I can afford, if I win this gift card, is some paint, a new mirror, a new towel rack, a new shower curtain, a new toilet, a new sink, new taps, new tiling on the floor, maybe even a new bathtub. Ok, I might not be able to do EVERYTHING with a $250 gift card, but I can sure make a very good start.
My parents are coming for a visit from Canada in two months and it would be great for them to be comfortable in the bathroom for a change.
Here are a few pictures of the bathroom I need done......
Do not adjust your eyes, the toilet is crooked. Every time I sit on it I feel like I'm going to fall off. It's been like that since we moved in here. Not to mention the toilet lid was broken and somehow glued back together. Again, it's been like this since we moved in.
Here is my video entry. It's a bit long at just over 4 minutes but.....
So, I'm entering this contest......how about you?
There are 5 fellow bloggers having giveaways on their blogs for a chance to win a $250 Walmart gift card! If you think you could rock a #gliddengallons challenge you should go enter! Here are the links to all 5 giveaways:
A Day in The Motherhood
A Year With Mom and Dad
Glitterful Felt Stories
The Busy Nothings
It's Gravy Baby
Monday, August 22, 2011
We're going to finish the unfinished walls, paint the walls, put down a floating floor where there is an old hot tub, that has never worked, so we can use it for storage. It's going to be great. I can't wait to get to Walmart and check out the Glidden paint to pick out the perfect colors.
I think I will go to Glidden.com first to check out colors. Stay tuned.......
Here are the before pictures:
#gliddengallons Walmart Paint Glidden Walmart
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All the opinions are my own.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This is great for those of us who have kids going of to college this fall. I have to go shopping for a first aid kit for my son because he's heading off to school soon and we all know that 'boys' don't think about stuff like this, until they need it. Mom to the rescue.
Click here for your coupon savings.
Monday, August 15, 2011
I had no idea, when I was asked to do this shop for #MurphyUSA and Collective Bias, that it would take me down a path to memory lane.
I went to #MurhpyUSA and bought 2 packs of Doublemint gum. The packs were different. The price was different, but the smell and the taste were the same. It made me smile. Not a grown up, reserved smile that we learn to do as we older, but that little kid smile like I used to get was I was so excited about something. Funny isn't it? How one simple little piece of gum can bring back so many wonderful fuzzy feelings.
Thanks #MurphyUSA and Doublemint gum. You brought my grandmother back for a visit today, and it was a great one.
On a different, not so sentimental note....
My boys had a great time goofing around today making a video/commercial for me. As you can see below, I have the final video embedded into this post. They were goofy, funny and I almost cried from laughing so hard. The only thing I asked for them to say was the punchline, which was 'double your fun with Doublemint gum'. Easy right? One would think. If you want to see the flubs you check them out here, but the one where they got the line right is below. Look at one, or all of them. I had a ball!
Now take a look at my shopping day, running errands and going to #MurphyUSA, below.
“This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.” but all the opinions and photos are solely my own.
Then I realized it had been a very long since blogging about this great site so I thought it was time. Time for you to be able to cash in on this too. ExpoTV is likely one of my favorite sites out there for earning rewards that you can actually use.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
A few years ago, when I discovered how much money I could save for my family by using coupons, I started this blog. Mainly it was for me to keep things in one spot so I wouldn't forget about them. Like where to find the good deals and the good coupons. I started posting and posting things but it felt like I was just regurgitating what everyone else was saying.
I love blogging. It gives me a sense of accomplishment in a weird way, but I'm at the point where I don't know what to blog about. Do I keep it 100% businesslike? Do I let personal stuff slip in? Do I keep up the deal finding/coupon sharing or go in another direction?
I would love to hear from you and how you decided what to blog about. Do you ever get tired of it?
Thanks a bunch.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Join me tonight for a #DigestiveHealth Twitter party at 9pm EST, 8pm CST.
Follow this link to RSVP!! Twitter party link. I'll be there. I hope you will too. For more information, read on.
#DigestiveHealth Twitter Party 8/2
Monday, August 1, 2011
Yesterday was one of those days that two days to live through, at least it felt that way. I had a bunch of running around to do and just as we were getting to leave hubby discovered that our hot water heater died. I panicked a bit, then looked at the Home Depot website to get prices. So everything we had planned for the day had to wait for about 6 hours while that was taken care of.
Along the way, to get the hot water heater and then to do my shopping afterwards, I was taking notice of gas prices. I know, I know. We all take notice of gas prices, don't we? Well, one thing I did notice was that within 15 miles of where I live, East and West, gas prices are pretty much the same. Boring, yes. However....
I discovered something today too. It's called MurPay. Here's how it works.
You go to the website MurPay and register, which is free. You will have to enter banking information, which is where the money will come out of when you use this service. What I like about this is that you can also use it to but things at the #MurphyUSA store but you can also limit what is bought with it as well. For instance, if you give the code (you need this when using MurPay) to your teenage child who is driving and allow to get gas with it, there are things you can make sure they don't buy. You can, right on the website, check off things like liquor, tobacco, lotto tickets, etc and they won't be able to buy them with the code. I think that is genius!!
How it works is you register. You will be given their text number. When you go to Murphy USA you text that number with MurPay and the amount of gas/product you want. You are then very quickly sent a reply text along with a code that you use, similar to using a code for your credit/debit card. You enter the code and then your PIN that you set when you registered and it's paid. Easy.
The thing I like the most is the thought of giving the text number and PIN to my driving child and they can go get gas, without me having to give them my debit card, so they can't lose it. Genius!! I know I already said that, but it is truly genius!! This is truly one of my new favorite things. I even made hubby an account for his phone.
If you would like to check out my loooong day, take a look at my ThisMoment at the bottom of this post. It sure was a long day.
This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all of the opinions are my own.