Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Just Bought Myself a Birthday Present

That's OK, isn't it?

Yesterday I gave my friend Kristie a hug when I saw her and didn't want to let go. She had on this fabulous jacket that felt like WC's lovie and I just wanted to rub on her arm. So silky.

It was The North Face Osito jacket and I actually picked one up for myself yesterday in black at a local store for 10% of off the $99 price. Add in tax, and I got very close to $100.

The hubs was all for it, glad to have a present taken care of, but got on the computer and found it at Backcountry for $78.99 with $.01 next day shipping! And since there's no tax, and ebates offers 4% back for Backcountry, that's a hell of a deal! I'm a little embarrassed that he showed me up at what I do best (deal hunting) but I'm also glad to save $2o.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ebates: Don't Forget Them on Black Friday!

I got a little inside info from Bill at ebates, who told me:
As you know, every year we double Cash Back on the big shopping days, and this year it’s no different; we’ll be doubling Cash Back at 400 of our best and most popular merchants. One merchant will even be bumping their Cash Back all the way up to 40%.

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

Off to eat some ham and peanut butter pie!
Later today I'll be taking advantage of the deals at CVS explained at Something for Nothing. (Of course!)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Amazon Prime- Free Trial!

With all of these awesome Amazon deals that are coming up, you'll need Amazon Prime

This will allow you to have free shipping with no minimum purchase! So now looking for items to add up to $25 just to get free shipping (you know you do it too!).

Following the link above will either give you one or three months free trial- who knows how they decide- but when I did it for the hubs he got 1 month free. But how perfect- it will last until Dec 22!

You will be required to enter payment information to continue your membership once your trial is over, but don't worry- there's a way to make sure you aren't auto-renewed.

After you enter your information, you'll want to make sure that when you proceed it says you are getting a free trial and not getting charged for the membership.

Now follow these directions to cancel autopayment when your free trial is up.

Go to Your Account -> Settings -> Manage Prime Membership

Select "do not auto upgrade" and you will not be charged once your trial membership has expired.

Yay for free shipping! I'm going to be going Amazon crazy!

The Case of the Missing Keys

We did some family pics on Sunday morning and of course there was drama.

We went to several different locations around campus, and at one point as a distraction, I gave my keys to P to carry and my cell phone to WC to carry.

About mid-way through, I noticed that The Politician wasn't carrying my keys anymore.

He didn't know where they were, and there's a really long story involving a building door that was propped open, but no longer was, and a very long trip around campus for the hubs to look for the keys.

He came back empty-handed. I then noticed that WC's nose needed to be wiped, so I pulled out a wad of kleenex from my jean jacket pocket. Then I noticed there was something else in there......

Yup, the keys.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Giveaway at Manicure Mommas!

Smoochiefrog is running an awesome giveaway at Manicure Mommas! Go check it out!


We have family pictures scheduled for tomorrow morning, with a goal of getting a pic to use for our Christmas cards.

And that's not a new eye makeup look I am trying out.

That's poor P's eye. On Sunday he and his buddy M were horsing around and P got kicked in the eye (accidentally). It is looking so much better each day, and I am really hoping that you can't see it in the pictures tomorrow.....

Off to find a matching bow for WC's dress before I pick up the kids. Tonight we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, which some Sasha Says readers may recall actually took place in mid-August. How sad it is this is our first chance to reschedule after I started feeling better?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GDA: Team Crocs for $8.49 shipped!

Croc is having a great sale right now on team crocs- I got these for P (we love the Yankees!) for $8.49 shipped!

1. Log in to ebates so you'll get an additional 4% back!

2. Go to Crocs site from ebates

3. Click on "Deal of the Day" in the lower right hand corner

4. Choose your shoes- lots to choose from in mens and childrens sizes

5. Use code secondchance for 15% off and free shipping- don't worry, the shipping will come off after you enter your credit card number

Happy Shopping!

Dear Martha Stewart,

The other day I picked up a package of Dove Peppermint Bark Dark Chocolate Promises, and they are heavenly.

But your "tips" written on the inside of each wrapper are spoiling my enjoyment of the chocolate. Yesterday you suggested I "Elevate a store-bought wreath with your own trimmings".

Damn you, Martha. First of all, I'm not even sure where my store-bought wreath is, but hopefully I'll find it soon. But you want to me to "elevate" it? I don't "elevate". Things are displayed "as-is" at the Sasha house. Plus I don't have any "trimmings" and most likely won't be purchasing any either.

You also told my son to "Dress packages in candy stripes for a sweet presentation". Martha, re-using a Christmas-themed sack is about as good as it gets for us.

And to top it off, you told WC to "Dip peppermint sticks in white chocolate and nonpareils". Why don't you come over for that one and help clean up? Sounds messy to me.....


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dear Santa,

Since I've discovered I have a sensitivity to any earrings without gold posts, I really NEED these Coach Pave Stud Ball Earrings, style 94744.

In fact, Santa, I even have a 25% off coupon you could use as long as you purchase these by Sunday the 22nd. I'll be sure and leave the coupon and a picture of these earrings on the counter tonight so you can find it if you need it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Congrats to Elaine!

My darling friend Elaine from Our Semi-Homemade Life is a finalist in a very cool contest!

The pirate-themed nursery she designed for her son was chosen to be in the top 10 out of 400 nurseries featured on Design Dazzle!

Let's help her be a winner, and we might be a winner too, because three votes will win a total of $500 in prizes and gift certificates! I'll let Elaine tell you all about it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Curious George Live!

The Sasha family has a fabulous time last night at Curious George Live with our friends and their so-cute twins. Note that WC and I are both sportin' CG gear. Well, you can't see mine, but he's there on my jacket!

Here- I think you can see it a little better. BTW, P (age 6) took this pic and I think he did a great job! No heads cut off, and bonus: we're in focus!

G didn't feel like being in the pic right at that moment, so that's his head.

If you have the chance to see the show, by all means, do it. The kids loved it! It actually lasted a little longer that I thought it would, but the kids made it with no problems. The show started at 7 and there was a 15 minute intermission at 7:45 and the show was over about 8:40.

WC did turn to me right after the show started and ask "Now, when does Lightning McQueen come out?"

Too funny!

Pineapple Neiman Marcus Bars

Pineapple Neiman Marcus Bars

You know my slight obsession with what I call Neiman Marcus Bars? It's gone from bad to worse.

When Slim provided me with a list of variations on the recipe, each yummier than the next, I knew I was a goner. I knew I'd go through them one by one. Of course, my coworkers are pretty excited, but SIODI isn't going so well..... The Peanut Butter Chocolate version was to-die-for and the one I made this week was pretty damn good as well.

For the pineapple version, I used a Pineapple Supreme cake mix, and added a drained 20 oz can of crushed pineapple to the topping along with an extra egg.

Anyway, here's what you need:

  • 1 box Pineapple Supreme cake mix
  • 1 stick butter (I use Parkay)
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese (I use Philly 1/3 less fat)
  • 1 box powdered sugar (I think it's 16 oz- but it's the box, not the bag)
  • 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • glass pan (this is very important- must be a glass pan)

Combine: 1 egg beaten, 1 stick melted butter, and cake mix. Pat stiff dough in 9X13 pan that has been sprayed w/ Pam.

Combine: cream cheese, 3 eggs, and entire box of powdered sugar. Stir in drained pineapple. Pour this over dough.

Bake at 350 degrees 30-40 minutes, until top is golden brown. I let them cool and then store them in the fridge.

Local Gals: Want to Share My Sephora 20% Code?

I'll be placing an order this weekend, and I have a 20% off code and they'll be free shipping, so let me know if you want to to include anything for you. Local gals only- I don't want to mess with shipping anything, sorry.

Here's some suggestions:

Buxom Lash
Lash Stash Mascara Sampler
Stila Convertible Eye Color
Too Faced Mood Swing Lip Gloss
Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose and Plum
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Clinique's Superdefense SPF 25 in Combination Oily to Oily
Sephora by OPI Nail Polish
CARGO PlantLove Lipstick in CeCe
The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Dominique

Shoot me an email if you have something to include in my order!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is It Already Time For Christmas Candy?????

One of my favorite candy blogs (yes, there's a blog for everything) is Candy Blog and today they reviewed Dove Peppermint Bark Dark Chocolate Promises and I am tying myself to this chair so I don't run out right now and get some. How good do these look?

Has anyone tried them? Candy Blog says they are worth it, even better than an Andes Mint!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Fall

Febreze, oh how I love thee. I love that you make inexpensive candles that rival Yankee. I've been loving their limited edition candles since I discovered the Winds and Springtime variety in the spring.

Right now I am enjoying the Pumpkin Harvest & Fall scent. (Note: Dear Febreze, there's no need to remove past season's scents from your website if they are still in store and still in season. It seems silly to me that you removed your Fall 2009 scents when you introduced your Christmas 2009 scents....)

Moving on.... right now these are $5 at Target and you can use a $2 off coupon from the most recent P&G coupon insert, making these $3, which is a FABULOUS deal.

I also picked up Cranberries &Frost scent, which I haven't burned yet, but it smells equally yummy. Same price, same coupon, hell of a deal!

Monday, November 9, 2009

GDA: Disney Store 2 piece PJs for $5!

The Disney Store has their 2 piece long sleeved PJs for $5 right now! I was able to find two styles in size 6, which is what I need for P.

Don't forget to go thru ebates for 5% back!

Once you get to the Disney site, click on Shop by Category on the left side, then choose Deal of the Day. For some reason, that's the only way to get the $5 PJs. Several styles for girls and boys.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

These Boots Are Made For Walking

We're doing family pictures in a few weeks, and I've been keeping an eye out for some boots to go with a brown corduroy dress I picked up for WC to wear. I found the above boots at Target and they are precious! She loved them so much she wanted to wear them to church today and I think they looked so cute with her denim dress.

I had a wonderful day with no obligations after church, so I organized the laundry room (stuffed more stuff in the cabinets in there so it would be out of sight). I found some new crayons the kids can use, a Coach purse hidden under some stuff, about 5 other things I'd been looking for recently, and of course, some Halloween candy.

All in all, a great day and I'm super-sad to see the weekend come to an end. Manic Monday, here we come!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I am dying laughing over P's K school pic.

How hilarious is his "Cheese!" face?

I'm so proud of myself- the pics came home Thursday and I've already cut them apart and pasted a wallet in his School Years Book.

I don't promise to keep up this being-on-top-of-things business, but I've got a spurt of energy and am anxious to see what I can get done while it lasts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If I Were Still Living in the Chi O House

I would totally have this bedding.

Well, probably not, because I never had any money back then and rocked the Walmart bedding, but still, I'd want this bedding.

Hoot hoot!

I Am Wondering

Pottery Barn Kids Snowman Bedding Collection

Are there people out there with enough disposable income that they are buying special bedding just for the holidays?

Who are these people?

What the hell are they thinking?????

Are You?

Are you using twitter?

I am SashaSaysBlog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Anyone Clairvoyant?

If you were four tickets to Curious George Live, where in my house would you be hiding??????

Link to a Fab Giveaway

Go visit my friend Katy today. She is hosting a no-strings-attached givewaway of a FREE Scentsy warmer (of your choosing) and 1 scent bar (of your choosing). {$35.00 value}

I was recently given one of their plug-in warmers as a gift and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Go see Katy!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here's my two kiddos ready to go gather some candy. I am so proud that P found a costume he was excited to wear- if you've been a Sasha Says reader for any length of time, you probably remember he has an aversion to all things dress-up. But he loved this policeman costume and was so pumped to wear it.

Hope you had a Happy Halloween as well!