Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm super-hopeful that the virus will pass me by, because I simply don't have time in my schedule for a virus this week. Not one single extra bit of time.
Tuesday AM- physical for me
Wednesday AM- dentist visit I forgot about and therefore can't cancel this late
Thursday AM- WC's OT
Thursday PM- P is getting to ride a fire truck in the HS homecoming parade! Fun!
Friday AM- P and I are going to see Thomas
Friday afternoon and PM- set up for school Fall Festival that will be taking place Saturday(promise I'll get pics of the BABY KANGAROO that will be at the petting zoo!!!!!!)
So if you say prayers, include me please. Specifically: No vomiting for Sasha.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Right now Walgreen's is offering a fabulous deal on the Skin Genesis cleanser- either the gel pictured above, the cream, or the towelettes is FREE after their mail-in rebate. I can't speak for the cream or towelettes, but I LOVE this gel cleaner. My favorite packing is always a pump, and this cleanses so well and leaves my face looking and smelling fabulous.
It looks like you can print a $1 coupon from their website, which would make this a money-maker. Basically, they'd pay you $1 to take this product from their store! I'm registered at their site and I have a $2 coupon I received in the mail sometime in the last month, so I'll be using that and profiting $2, less the postage stamp for the rebate of course.
Have you tried this line? What did you think?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
(If you are not a DirecTV subscriber, now is the perfect time to switch- see my referral info to the right- we'll both get a $50 credit on our bills if you use me as a referrer.)
Mr. Sasha and I LOVE this show. It just so happens that we personally know one of the characters in the original book that inspired the TV series since we went to college with him and he's married to one of my sorority sisters.
This is a great read, by the way. High school football is BIG in this part of the country. The guys in my graduating class has 4 state championship rings- two for football and two for baseball- and that was the norm. Football at my high school wasn't quite as intense as in the book, but pretty close.
Anyway, if you have a season pass set up for FNL, you'll need to change it before next Wednesday to reflect channel 101. Yay for FNL!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
When we Internet-savvy gals find a new product that we love, we instantly want to tell all our friends about it. We want to post about it on our blog, and we want to send links to all our friends because we know they would love it too and they have got to pick it up on their next shopping trip.
It's called Word Of Mouth Marketing. Now, I don't have a marketing degree. But I do have common sense. WOMM is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to reach us!
Why in the world are you always so tardy in posting your new products on your website? If I were the head of your marketing department, that's the first thing I'd do when we were launching a new product- put it on the Snacksters web page!
Your new S'Mores Snacksters rock- and I was going to dedicate a whole post to their yumminess. But when I went to try to find the product on your website so I could link to it, no dice.
I even had to take my own photo! Crazy, crazy, crazy.
So if you are looking to make a much-needed change in your marketing department, give me a call. I'd love to help you out. I could do you a world of good. I'm just sayin'.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
For example, if Mapquest tells you the ETT is 7 hrs for your trip to Sea World:
7.0 hours ETT X 1.43 multiplier = 10.0 hours KTT
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Oh, Michelle, a girl after my own heart- another sweet lover!
Another one of my faves (and my co-workers) is Neiman Marcus Bars. Who knows if that's what they are really supposed to be called, and they are nothing like that $250 cookie recipe in case you are wondering. But that's what we call them here in these parts. They are actually little pieces of heaven.
I am also obsessed with Cake Balls, although I have never made them myself since I have a fab coworker I can always talk into making them. However, I found a recipe I am trying soon- Red Velvet Cake Balls! Made with cream cheese frosting!!!!!! That was worth a lot of exclamation points.
This was a total switch. The Politician was all about posing with Shamu, and The Wild Child wouldn't get any closer than this. Totally opposite from how they normally act in situations like this.
The sea lion show is a family favorite.
The Politician was super excited to feed them, and Mr. Sasha and I still marveled that Sea World can talk park-goers into paying $4 a tray to feed their fish.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Yesterday was a long day that involved Mr. Sasha getting bitten by a nest of fire ants, the kids asking "Are we there yet?" 1000000000 times, and a fun night of making smores at our hotel.
But today should be awesome! More later....
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Then he turned to me and said, "Momma, you hair is actually black too- the part right by your head."
Yup. I do know this. Scheduled for a highlight today. (Who am I kidding- it's not a highlight when more hairs become blonde than not.)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I had a $25 Amazon gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket, so when someone on the bargain board posted a link to the Led Zeppelin's Complete Studio Recordings for only $67.99 (don't forget about Free Super Saver Shipping!) I had to order. I have quite a few Zepp CDs, but these have been remastered by Jimmy Page and are supposed to have a fabulous sound. I'm not sure my minivan sound system can convey that correctly, but I think I'll give it a shot.
Oh how I love Zeppelin. I have all of these fabulous memories of the high school days when I was discovering them. Certain songs bring back specific memories. I'm 99% sure I was born 10 years too late.....
One of my biggest goals as a parent is to instill a love of music in my kids. I want to expose them to all the fabulous music my parents exposed me to- The Eagles, Zepp, Cream, and Eric Clapton. I want them to listen to the fabulousness that is the 17 minute In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. I remember Mamalicious's mom driving us around in her car so we could hear the whole thing for the first time, probably when we were 13.
So really, I'm buying this for The Politician and The Wild Child. And because I'm a cool mom.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Now, I should tell you that the waist is a tiny bit different than the ones online- the online ones have a drawstring, and these have a 1 inch wide elastic band and a tiny bow in the center.
BUT, I actually think I may like these better! They lie flatter across my tummy and won't leave that annoying drawstring bump.
So I found them with a new rack of Gillian O'Malley sleepwear- on the front of the rack are the pants in light aqua, and the black ones are right behind it. Not many pair left- head on over there!
Edited to add: This is them in the aqua color! Now that I see them, the leg doesn't look as wide, but they still loook great on.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Politician was very sweet helping us when we forgot H had left for an appointment and were looking for her. He was the only child to try to help. Very sweet.
I think I'm supposed to get all warm-hearted and proud to find out my son is such a helper to his new teachers, but all I can think about is that they lost a child.
Also, what if The Politician is the one missing? Sounds like there won't be anyone to help look for him, if he's the only one concerned about the whereabouts of his classmates.
Not sure I am feeling very warm-hearted and proud......
Friday, September 12, 2008
Hopefully this weekend I'll have some time to submit some reviews because there is a sweepstakes for a $500 Sephora gift card! How much fun would that be?
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Lipstick, I have no clue. But here's my setting on the comments tab. See if this helps! My guess is it's the third set of options- Comment Form Placement. Try switching to "Full Page" and see if that fixes it. Let me know!
Thanks Rae! How sweet are you?
Linking from picture is pretty much the same as linking from a word or group of words.
In compose mode, just click on your picture, and you'll see some little boxes around your pic. Then click on the link button and paste your link!
Hope that helps! Smooches!
And since she ended up with a staph infection in her chicken pox, we were told we had to wait at least 1 month after she was declared infection-free.
So I called on August 22 to let them know she was released from the pediatrician, and was hoping they could rescheduled us soon.....
Damn that's far away! But we are on their cancellation list and hopefully they'll have a spot for us earlier.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
To change this on your blog to something unique to you:
From your dashboard, go to the Layout tab.
Then go to the Page Elements tab.
In the box that says "Blog Posts" click the edit button and all kinds of options pop up.
Now, you and I both know that I don't have a lot of free time. But I've found that if I follow this routine, I can paint them at 8 pm, go to sleep at 10, and not have any sheet marks at all. Plus, my mani will last 4-5 days with no chips- I usually just have to repaint because of new growth.
So without further ado, my nail routine:
1. Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover. I apply this all around my nails, wait a bit (you can wait longer that it says), then use the thumbnail of my opposite hand to push back/scrape the cuticles. I typically do this twice.
2. Wash your hands and dry them well.
3. Orly Bonder. This is fab- takes any oily residue off your nails and gives your polish something to stick to. Key to a long-lasting mani.
So I'm taking a break from 100 Pushups. Actually, I barely got started. But I have been SO SORE right now and there was no way I could manage a push up.
Why, you ask?
Because after tailgating on Saturday, while my friend A pulled the wagon, I carried the cute little 5 year old pictured above for at least two miles, asleep. Dead weight. Now, he only weighs 36 pounds or so, but it was brutal.
There's a chance I may find the energy to start back on the pushups today. Stay tuned- I'll let you know!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
And I do....
Do we like them?
Luckily, with free shipping both ways, it's no big deal if I don't.
But I think they'll be super-cute with the magic pants!
They were out of 6s, but I went ahead and ordered 6.5 since someone said they run a little small. So we shall see... stay tuned!
Edited to add: Well, the 6.5s are too big! And I can't find 6s anywhere except at Athleta and they never have free shipping......
As for my feet, I did get pretty lucky and they didn't change size after I had kids. But I do have strange feet. I wear a 5.5 or 6 in most shoes, but a 5 in crocs and a 6.5 in running shoes (Brooks). Weird, I know!
In order of premier date:
Tuesday, Sept 2
- 90210 - CW(duh)
Tuesday, Sept 9
- Fringe - Fox (love me some JJ Abrams- genius behind Lost and Alias)
Monday, Sept 22
- Worst Week - CBS (I don't have high hopes for this, but I'll watch 1 epi)
Friday, Oct 3
- The Ex List - CBS (I think the premise is really cute)
Thursday, Oct 9
- Kath and Kim - NBC (I love Molly Shannon AND Selma Blair and this looks absurd along the lines of Arrested Development)
Monday, Oct 13
- My Own Worst Enemy - NBC (Christian Slater!!!)
Remember you can read about all the new shoes on Kristin's blog on E.
What new shows will you be watching?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I love the new "Follow" feature! How fun!
I never figured out the whole outside reader thing. It never worked right for me. In it's defense, I have a very short attention span for things I can't figure out in less than 10 seconds.
But I figured out Blogger's Follow in no time!
So follow me, and I might just get around to following you too!
Edited to add: Ok girlies.... here's what Bloggers says about following:
What is Following?
Do you have a favorite blog and want to let the author and readers know that you are a fan? Well now you can do that and more with the Blogger Following feature! You can even keep track of the blogs you follow via your
on the Blogger dashboard.
How do I become a Follower of a blog?
There are several ways to become a follower of a blog. One of the easiest ways is to visit a blog that has added the Following widget and click on the "Follow this Blog" link under the "Followers" widget.
While I am tending to the super-large pile of actual work that I must do today, consider using my referral banner above to join My Survey. Love love love them. They send me cool products to test, surveys to fill out in the mail and online, and they pay me for it!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
And you need to have a totally open mind.
And you need to admit, like I have, that low-rise jeans just don't work right for our body type. (having hips and a hiney)
And you need to be willing to shop for jeans somewhere you never thought you'd shop for jeans.
So if you are shaped like me, you might give these a try!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Today, I finally got around to doing Day 1 of One Hundred Pushups. It wasn't so bad- but I imagine I'll be sore tomorrow. I'm really excited about this goal and now that I've finally started, I'm going to keep on track and tell you all about my progress!