Monday, June 28, 2010


UPS was the first to show up today with my 3 boxes of Gevalia coffee and stainless steel scoop I paid $3 for the whole bunch.

FED EX was next at bat with a new power cord for my lap top from Dell (Thankfully it was NOT the motherboard) as well as a box to send my computer back to have the screen fixed.

USPS filled up the mailbox with
  • Woman's Day Magazine (Free via Mercury Magazines)
  • OK Magazine (I think from the same people)
  • Coupon for FREE Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner
  • 3 envies of Box Tops for Education from Listia
We have a play date with Katie and Isabelle (Izzy) at the pool at 6.  Lyd is napping for a few minutes.  Amazon Cards should be arriving from Swagbucks in 2 days.  Not sure what I plan to buy this month, so many options!  What about you?  What?  You don't know what I'm talking about?  Using Swagbucks as your search engine to win Free Amazon Gift Cards?  Check it out!  I've gotten hundreds of dollars of stuff for FREE just for using Swagbucks instead of Google!  Sign up RIGHT HERE!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peaks and Valleys

Today in the mail I got:
  • Weight Watchers Magazine - Free 6 month subscription courtesy of Jolly Time Popcorn
  • Free *erhm* unmentionables - From American Apparel (not to mention I will not wear it)
  • 6 coupons for $2 off Pampers wipes (still on rollback at Walmart for $1.97.  I am stocking up, and being paid to get them!  I love it!
Then later while Lydia was napping, I was taking a breating treatment and my mom tried to Skype me, I answered and told her I'd call her back in a bit.

Battery on the computer was waning, I checked to see if everything was plugged in... Miss Lydia has a habit of unplugging the power cord from the computer, the power strip, or the wall.  All were plugged in when I noticed the "battery pack looking thingy" on the AC Adaptor was not lit.  Sigh. 

Fred came home we went to the pool for about an hour and a half, then came home and ate dinner.  Hamburger and rice.  I put Lydia to bed and called Dell.  I am still under Warranty so they are sending me a box to send back the computer.  (I also have some broken pixels on the screen, so they will fix that too)

We are planning a trip North (NY/NJ) in August to visit Freinds and Family.  Fred got 2 weeks off, if anyone wants us to stop by, just give a shout!  lol

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quick Catch Up

My friend flew in on the 12th, I picked her up at the airport just before midnight.  Came home and stayed up chatting until about 2:30. 

  • Went to bed
  • woke up
  • church
  • lunch
  • came back and talked more
  • back to church for her graduation
  • came home 
  • stayed up talking til the wee hours again
  • woke up
  • coffee
  • headed down to the beach (before the oil got here)
  • Back to the airport for her to catch her flight back to her hubby and girls in Colorado
     That was the 14th and our 5 year anniversary; my parents and sister came on the 16th we went to the beach so Becky could see it this time.
     They left on the 17th, and that night my husband asked if I wanted to go to Ocala to surprise my parents.  Their anniversry was the 18th (44 years) so we crashed that party.  lol
      Went to the airport with them on Saturday to drop Becky off to fly back to NJ.  Came back to my parents, went swimming, Got very little sleep (Lydia is teething - my 17 month ond now has 16 teeth) woke up Sunday, (Father's day - got to spend some of it with my Daddy) Came home.  (Had Fred's car)  Yesterday my battery was dead!!!  GAAAAA!
    Few mailbox goodies: Pampers wipes $2 off coupons (still on roll back at Walmart for $1.97); Some Box Tops from Listia; Rest of My Amazon Order.

   What's been going on with y'all?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Busy Busy

No Mail for me yesterday (except an anniversary card - our 5 year wedding Anniversary is Monday)
No mail for me today!  Boo!
Not feeling the love Mr. Postman!

I did get two new referrals on Swagbucks though this week.  (lets hope they are active!)

My friend Renee is flying in tomorrow at 11PM, (I know her from Xanga - we've been "friends" nearly 5 years)  She is graduating from Bible College on Sunday, and flying back home at Noon on Monday, It will be super exciting to meet her in person though!

Then, my sister Becky flew in to Ocala (where my parents live) today and they will be coming on Thursday!  So excited!

I DID use my Starbucks giftcard today and treated myself to a caramel frappuchino.  (hey, I DID have caffeine today... hmmm wonder why the awful headache then)  Oh well. 

Lydia learned to drink from a straw today, too cute! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010


No mail for me yesterday, but when we got home from church at 8:30 The UPS man was here with a package from my sister.  *Grin*

On Twitter yesterday I won a Nursery Water reusable bag, and today on twitter I won Quaker Blueberry Pomegranate Fiber Crisps.  Can't wait to try them out.  Maybe something good will come in today's mail!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wordless (almost) Wednesday

Mail Call

Today netted me:
  • OK Magazine
  • American Baby Magazine
  • 5 $2 Off 60 count or larger Pampers Wipes Coupons That I traded for (regularly $2.37 at Walmart)
  • a $10 Starbucks Gift Card that I cashed in for using Pampers Gifts to Grow Points
Still waiting on some stuff I ordered from

What goodies did you get today?

Hoping to go swimming today, today is the one year anniversary of Lydia's first time in the pool. :)


I just won 73 points on iRazoo for searching, "Bailey's non alcoholic coffee creamer"  I got a coupon to try it free in the mail, so I am enjoying my caramel flavoured coffee this AM.  Check out iRazoo.  Similar to swagbucks.  I am more than halfway to my next free Amazon card!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

this and that

I placed an order on Thursday from Amazon paid in full with Gift Certificates won from Swag Bucks.  (Just necesseties, a new shower curtain liner, Munchkin 10 Oz Mighty Grip Spill-Proof Cup - 2 Pack for Lydia, Some foot files, ome envelopes...)

My parents came on Wednesday for a visit they left this AM.  Nice visit, but every time they leave it is sad.   :(

My friend Jennifer (who I "met" via a different blog) is an avid shopper at  She was given $10 gift cards to share with new customers.  I was lucky enough to get one.  They offer free shipping of household products for every room, including the kitchen and pantry!  I was able to get a few things I needed.  I believe the only caveat is you need to order at least 6 items.  I did so, and got some stuff I needed.

Today in the mail I got 41 Box Tops for Education that I won from Listia, and a Free Revlon lipstick from Walgreens. 

Hoping to get 2 chairs someone offered on freecycle as another one of ours bit the dust today.  (Grrr)