Friday, October 30, 2009


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My husband texted me this picture this morning when he took her in for her Halloween party at preschool..... I really really wish I was there. I am having a rough day today and I am not where I want to be right now.

How sweet is my little Buzz Light-ner with her Princess trick-or-treat pail?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Up for Grabs: Coupon Code for $100 bonus from Chase

In the mail I got a flyer that offers a $100 bonus if you sign up for a new Chase Checking account and set up direct deposit.

Mr. Sasha and I used one for $125 about last year and I set up a little money to go there each payroll as a direct deposit and it worked! We got our $125 just a few weeks later!

This code can be used to set up an account online, so I'll be glad to share this month's code with the first person to leave me a comment with their email address!

Please comment only if you will truly use this code- I'd hate for it to go to waste!

These were the stipulations last time and I assume they are still the same:

•First direct deposit must be made within 60 days
•Account must stay open for 6 months
•Must deposit $100 of new money (money not currently held up Chase of its affiliates)
•Limit one personal checking account-related reward/premium per customer per year
•$100 will be deposited in your account 6-8 weeks after initial direct deposit is made
•Reward is considered interest and will be reported to the IRS on IRS Form 1099-INT

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

GDA: Amazon Wii Games

Found on Amazon today- Spend $80 on select Wii games and get a $40 credit to use towards a future Wii game purchase! Awesome!


Spend $80 on select games and receive a $40 promotional claim code usable towards a future Wii, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game purchase. To qualify for the credit, you must check out with two or more eligible items in your cart. Only purchases from as the seller and made between October 26, 2009 and October 31, 2009 will qualify for this promotion. Only one (1) promotional claim code will be sent per household. Codes will be sent via email seven (7) business days after all items in the qualifying order have shipped.

Here's a list of the Games Eligible for Promotion

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stop Aging Me!

The Wild Child wore me out last week on our family vacay at Silver Dollar City.

She ran from person to person, talking them up and finding out what they were up to.

At one point, she ran up to the broom shop and knocked on the door. A little old man opened the door and said, "Well, hello there, little lady."

WC asked "What's your name?" and he replied "Stan".

Then she said...... wait for it.....

"I'm The Wild Child (really, she said her name) and this is my grandma, Shasha."


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fabulous Giveaway at Manicure Mommas

Smoochiefrog is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway at Manicure Mommas- one unopened package of OPI mini nail polishes in the following colors: Ghostess with the Mostess, Boo-berry (both of which glow in the dark) and Pumped-Up Pumpkin.

Head over to Manicure Mommas to see how to enter! Good luck!


I Haz It.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What's For Dinner?

Upside Down Taco Cornbread Pizza

Have you ever made Taco Cornbread Pizza? We absolutely love it around here and I've blogged about it before. Taco meat and cornbread are just yummy together.

Since I'm such an inventive chef, I had a grand idea to reverse the layers and do it in an 8X8 pan and we absolutely love it that way too.

Here's the modified the recipe:

What you'll need:

  • 1 pkg. (8.5 oz.) corn muffin mix (I ONLY use Jiffy! 44 cents!)

  • 1 egg

  • skim milk

  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix (I typically get the low sodium McCormick)

  • shredded cheese

Cook meat with seasoning mix as directed on package. Pour meat in the bottom of an 8X8 pan that's been sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle generously with cheese. I use Colby-Jack.

Prepare corn muffin batter as directed on package using egg and skim milk; spread evenly over meat and cheese.

Bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes, until cornbread is done.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Tote That Will Change the World


How darling is this tote from Avon?

It was designed by Marimekko® exclusively for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. It's 100% cotton canvas with enamel pink-ribbon-motif zipper pull. The size is 16 1/2" L x 13 1/2" H x 6 1/2" D.

100% of the net profits ($6.24) will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

At $10, I think this is a fabulous deal!

My Avon rep, Valeri, is always so nice to let Sasha Says readers use a free shipping code! Please follow these steps so you can use the code and give Valeri credit.

1. Visit Valeri's site to make her your default rep

2. Log into ebates to get 5% back and go through them to get to the Avon site

3. Once the Avon site pulls up again, you should see Valeri's name near the top of the site

4. Choose your products and then use code FSANY or REPFS to get free shipping

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Right Now I Am Listening To

Last week I received a new CD in the mail to review: Jonny Diaz "More Beautiful You". I immediately put in the CD player in the Fan (Family Van) and fell in love!

Jonny's music reminds me of Jack Johnson and Matt Costa.... that mellow, calming, comforting style I crave. But Jonny's songs are actually Contemporary Christian music and what a treat that was! We attend a contemporary worship service at our Methodist church and each week I look forward to getting to worship while listening to awesome inspiring music. I think Jonny's music would fit right in.
Jonny has opened for some of Christian music's biggest acts like MercyMe and Steven Curtis Chapman. I really think you'll love his acoustic style and you've got to check out "The Opener (Bonus Track)". Too cute..... (And wouldn't you know he's a baseball player.... my weakness!)
Be sure and head over to my giveaway site where I'll be giving away 5 copies of his CD "More Beautiful You"!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I Am The Proud Borrow of

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child
My bargain ladies assure me that this is the book for me. Since I have a child that is un-punishable (Me: If you don't do what I say, I'll turn the TV off! WC: Fine, I want you to turn it off!) and doesn't quite know her boundaries and how to show respect (Me: Don't you talk to me that way! WC: Don't you talk to ME that way Momma!) it stands to reason that positive reinforcement is the way to go. A part of this equation is that you simply can't contain her (so time-out isn't an option) and she really thinks getting in trouble is quite funny.
Actually, we've already been working on positive reinforcement with her therapist, and we've made great strides. I just want to institute some consistency in our days and hope to have more goods days than bad, so I've been looking for a "method" and I'm hoping this is the one.
So tell me, do you have any experiences with this book? I checked this out from the public library at lunch today and can't wait to dive into it this weekend. I'm planning for a Monday start, because, well, we all know it's just not possible to start anything new on a day other than Monday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Glee Love

I am so excited! I just download several songs from Glee and I can't wait to get them on my ipod and get out and run run run! I am feeling so much better this week and have actually gotten on the treadmill twice. It's been over two months since I've exercised and I packed on about 10 pounds and I can't wait to get back in the swing of things. These songs ought to do it!

  • Don't Stop Believin'
  • Gold Digger
  • Mercy
  • Rehab

What other ones should I get? These songs make so me happy! I pink puffy heart Glee and you cannot be my friend unless you are watching......

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ready to Start Christmas Shopping?

Don't forget to check the Amazon Movers and Shakers page daily. Any time a toy goes on sale and gains in sales rank, it'll appear here. That's where I found all my good deals last year!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

GDA: Boys Mocs at Lands' End

Boys All Weather Mocs from Lands' End

I am such a creature of habit! I've been buying these exact same mocs in mahogany for P for church shoes for the past 4 years! They are comfy, reasonably-priced at $29.50, and oh-so-cute!

Here's the best part: if you happen to need a 9, 10, 11 or 2, they are on sale for $14.99! I snatched up a pair of 13s for P last night, but they appear to be out of stock in that size today.

And here's a free shipping code for someone to use (expires today): Enter the Promotion Code OCT6 and the PIN 1006 in the space provided.

And if that code happens to not work, just click on "Get Live Help- Chat Online" and sweetly ask if they have a free shipping code since the one you have doesn't work, and they might just give you one!

By all means, don't you forget to go through ebates! I'm approaching $900 in cash back since I joined and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Secret: Fabulous Homemade Pizza

Do you know about these fabulous pizza pans? Until very recently, I did not and always lamented that my pizza crust never quite baked right- it was never the same crispness in the middle as it was on the edges.

Some friends invited us over for pizza one night and let us in on the secret: these pans!

We don't have a Williams-Sonoma locally, but I picked up a similar pan at Target last week and I am so glad I did! What a difference! I am sold and will never go back to regular pizza pans.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash is BACK!!!!!

Crazy Y2K me picked up three 12 packs of Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash because I was simply beside myself that I found it! It appeared at Target for a very short time last Christmas, then disappeared just as quickly.

This stuff is fabulous and makes you feel like you are having an alcoholic beverage, and right now, this is about as close as I can get until I get some good lab work and my poor body is back to normal, and who knows when that will be.... so this is totally hitting the spot!

Note: There's been a packing change, but the 12 pack I picked up looked like the design above and was called Sierra Mist Free. However, inside the package, the cans had the design below on them and the name has been changed a bit to Diet Sierra Mist. They must have had some boxes left over from last year! Funny.....

Friday, October 2, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Baby Gear


Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin

Oh, how I love classic rock music. So when I saw this lullaby CD I just had to get it for WC. Every night, we play this CD on a low volume as she is going to sleep. The lullaby versions of Led Zeppelin songs are simply beautiful! If you are a fan, you'll definitely recognize the songs, but if not, you'll still love the beautiful melodies and instruments.

They also have versions for Metallica, The Beatles, Bob Marley, U2, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Cure, AC/DC, and so many others. Such a fun idea!