Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
I'm thinking, since I'm a huge Twi-Mom freak, that I will probably place an order today for the "New Moon" dvd/plus computer viewing through Amazon. Then, tomorrow, the online movie viewing will be available on my computer for 24 hours, and in just a couple days, my DVD will be in my greedy little hands!
Why am I, at almost 38 years old, obsessed with the Twilight Series? Well, that's another blog post for another day. But, please comment here if you love Twilight too! Happy Friday!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
But the one Virgoan trait that I do NOT have is the "clean house" one! I despise housekeeping and chores and manual labor. Don't get me wrong---I would kill to live in a perfectly clean and beautiful home. I just don't want to have to be the one to clean it. Some people might call me lazy, but that would not be true. I just feel like manual labor is, well, not so much "beneath" me...but I have far better things to do with my time. Give me a desk job where I can use my brain and I'll work my tushie off, but hand me a vacuum or a dishcloth, and I'll probably break down and cry. Luckily for me, I picked the right husband the second time around...and he understands this about me. I take care of the family, and he does the majority of the chores.
I'm curious---how are you different from your Zodiac sign...and how are you the exact description of it? Here's a great link to find out more.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So, as I was sitting here, pondering out loud on which topic I should blog, and she said "Mom, what about me, and how cute I am?" :)
Then, she said, "Here is the story you should blog up!"
"Once upon a time, there was a Mommy Allosaurus and a Daddy T-Rex and a baby Allosaurus and a baby T-Rex. Then, they went on a walk and found people. They were nice dinosaurs and they liked people. The End."
Yes, she is obsessed with dinosaurs. Every day, all I hear about are allosaurs, t-rex, long-necks, etc. Every day, she watches either "Jurassic Park" part 1 or 2 or both, "Ice Age 3," "The Land Before Time," or any other dinosaur thing she can find. When she's not watching those, she's bugging me to look up dino-related stuff on Ebay (one of her fave websites)! Just now, as she's typing in Notepad on the computer, she typed a bunch of numbers and said "Look Mom! Dino DNA!"
So, I guess I better get planning her 4th birthday in August, complete with everything DINO! Anyone know where I can get a dino bouncy house? :)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The basic story follows Claire, a young nurse during World War II, who goes on a belated honeymoon with her husband to Scotland. She accidentally stumbles into a standing stones circle where she travels back in time 200 years. She meets Jamie and, after a series of adventures, must decide to stay with him or go back to her own time. I guarantee, you will fall in love with Jamie and Claire!
The series consists of the following books:
Outlander (also titled Cross Stitch)
Published: June 1, 1991
Dragonfly in Amber
Published: July 1, 1992
Published: December 1, 1993
Drums of Autumn
Published: December 30, 1996
The Fiery Cross
Published: November 6, 2001
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Published: September 27, 2005
Winner: Quill Award
Winner: Corinne International Book Prize
An Echo in the Bone
Published: September 22, 2009
Book eight, Outlander series
No Publication Date Yet
You can find all this information and much more at :http://www.dianagabaldon.com/
Monday, March 15, 2010
For instance, right now, I am on the verge of losing a dream job that I started back in January, and have been in for a trial period. Why? Why would God, or fate, or life, or the universe, give me such a perfect job, finally after all these years....only to take it away again so soon? What would be the point? Especially when I need this job so desperately, to pull our family out of financial distress that we've suffered from for the last 6 years!
Anyway, what do you believe? Do things always happen for a reason...or do they just happen? And by the way, doesn't Daylight Savings Time bite?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Claire: Getting everybody out of the house in the morning can be really tough. Especially the first day of school.
Phil: From the moment we get up at seven until we drop them off at school it is: go go go.
Claire: I get up at six.
Phil [mocking]: I get up at five.
Claire: Seriously, I get up at six.
Phil: That's you? I thought we had a racoon.
Seriously, this show just slays me! Try it out--it really has something for everyone, especially since everyone's family has their own bit of drama!
Friday, March 12, 2010
On a positive note, its Mega Swagbucks Day over at Swagbucks.com, so don't forget to register through my referral link, and then WIN BIG!
That's it for today...pretty boring. I promise to have more interesting blog posts this weekend!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Yes, I said CASHBACK! Through Ebates.com, you can shop at their wide variety of stores and earn cashback on every purchase. Every 3 months, if you've earned $5.00 or more, you receive a payout, either into your Paypal or a check to your home. And the selection of stores is amazing, including Ebay, Walmart, Kohls, Overstock.com, and so much more! They also offer coupons, promo codes, and Daily Deals, which save you time and money. If you sign up through me, I earn $5 into my account. (See the logo/widget on the right of this page) Then, you can start earning and signing up your own referrals! Consider it, and if you have questions, please just ask!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
So, yes, here I sit, waiting for him, or another plumber, to show up and finally put me out of my misery. If he does it in a timely manner, I hope to have another blog post later today .
This is probably more like the Average VT Plumber!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Here is just one week's inventory of freebies and samples that I received in the mail. The Stylebook was purchased from Amazon FOR FREE with my Amazon giftcards that I won through Swagbucks. The magazine is a free year subscription. The rest are freebie samples: One full tube of toothpaste, one small tube of toothpaste, one laundry detergent sample, one shampoo/conditioner sample, two perfume/cologne samples, one coffee sample, one feminine product sample, and a coupon for a free food product! Just ONE WEEK'S WORTH! Do you believe me now? Read below for tips on how to earn these freebies...or comment with your questions and I will help you. It is really a thrill to go to the post office and find these every week! But, I wonder how the postal workers feel about it....? :)
Saturday, March 6, 2010
One of my absolute favorite websites ever is Etsy.com and I think it will soon become one of yours as well, if it isn't already! I will try to feature a seller from Etsy at least once a week on my blog. To start, I am featuring another Vermonter whose shop makes me drool with envy!
Champlain Jewelry is a jeweler based out of the town that I grew up in and his jewelry is to die for! This ring is gorgeous, but I'm partial to blue topaz anyway! The seller, Patrick Marshall, also has another website, lakechamplainjewelry.com, where you can view dates for events that he will be attending this year. And his prices are very reasonable, in my opinion, considering the quality of his work and the gemstones. So, go visit his Etsy store or regular website. And if you buy anything, please tell him Virgo-Mom-Wife-Internet Addict sent you!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Swagbucks.com is a totally legitimate website where you can earn prizes just by searching! It has even been featured on the national news! Once you sign up, through my referral link on the right side of this page, you should read the FAQs and the tips at the top of the homepage. Then begin by searching, just like how you would search on Google. Search about 3 or 4 times during a 24-hour period. You can win anywhere from 1-100 swagbucks with each search. You also can win swagbucks by finding codes that are usually released 1-2 times a day. To find these codes, you should do the following things:
Become a fan of Swagbucks on Facebook. (this page will be very helpful)
Download the Swagbucks toolbar. (there are often codes in the toolbar)
Grab the Swagbucks widget and add it to your blog or FB page. (this will also contain codes or clues on where to find codes)
Follow Swagbucks on Twitter. (there will sometimes be codes tweeted there)
Follow the Swagbucks Flickr page. (codes here are few but can happen)
Get referrals of your own. When you get someone to sign up underneath you, you earn Swagbucks for the first 1000 that they earn through searching.
Since October 2009, I have earned $60 worth of Amazon giftcards through Swagbucks!!!! And that was just through searching and finding codes...imagine what you could earn with your own referrals! Please feel free to ask me questions at any time!
Like so many others in this economy, we suffer from financial problems. And since I am a stay-at-home-mom with limited income from disability and freelancing, I need to do all that I can to contribute to our household funds. A few months ago, I started scouring the 'Net for freebies, actual legit freebies. And I did find some! The most helpful websites for freebies, samples, and coupons are as follows:
You can also follow those 3 sites on Facebook as well, which is what I do. There is not a day that goes by that I don't find something useful from them. My best piece of advice is to create a special hotmail/gmail/yahoomail account just for subscribing to freebies and other sites---this will catch all the spam and not clog up your regular email account. Since October 2009, I have received countless coupons, samples, and freebies in the mail and it has been a blast! Try it out and please let me know how it works for you!