Yearly Archives: 2011

The Philathropic Power of the Pushpin

A few weeks ago, my daughters were invited to the zoo to celebrate a classmate’s birthday.  In lieu of birthday gifts, they asked that the children bring standard grocery items as a gift to the zoo.  I had never realized that zoos uti ...
The Point of the Check-in? MurphyUSA knows.

The Point of the Check-in? MurphyUSA knows.

As location-based apps started rolling out and making their way, I constantly asked myself a few questions… What’s the point? Why would I want people to know where I am? Why would people care? Then I started working on projects ...
Getting Cozy in the Backyard With Kmart

Getting Cozy in the Backyard With Kmart

Each year, we undertake some kind of project around our house. Whether it be painting and updating a bedroom or something more major like a kitchen remodel. A few years ago, we decided to give some love to our much-neglected back yard. The ...
Generic Does NOT Mean Worse

Generic Does NOT Mean Worse

When I was pregnant with Miss M, I was naturally nervous.  She would be my first child and I wanted to do everything right.  I read books, talked to people and surfed communities (like iVillage) online for information.  I took the opportuni ...
Community is Key to Right Choices

Community is Key to Right Choices

I’m not quite sure why but things have sure seemed hectic lately. I started off the year on the right track. Exercising both at the gym and at home. Trying healthier dinner options Refocusing when I went out to eat. Unlike some people ...
Winner – ProFlowers Gift Code

Winner – ProFlowers Gift Code

Thank you to everyone who entered the ProFlowers Giveaway.  In case you missed it, there’s also a $50 Shari’s Berries giveaway running which ends soon.  I’ve tried a few of their products and they’re delicious! Congr ...
Not Soup, Chocolate.

Not Soup, Chocolate.

We were at Marshall’s the other day shopping for Easter dresses for the girls.  My MIL was in town and wanted to buy them each a new dress.  Fine with me!  I love Marshall’s and can’t help but wander up and down all the ai ...
Yes. Receiving Flowers IS Nice

Yes. Receiving Flowers IS Nice

It’s no secret that I’m kind of frugal.  I’ve always told my husband that I don’t want to be fawned on with flowers and chocolates because I’m sure there are better uses for our money.  Flowers eventually die a ...
Schick Quattro Giveaway Winners

Schick Quattro Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the two winners of the Schick Quattro giveaway… Research Randomizer picked comment #29 then 15 followed by 26. Since #29 and #15 both belonged to Trish, the second prize was awarded to comment #26, Cheryl. Congratulations ...

Just Because There’s an App…

When the iPhone4 was announced, I was one of the few people I knew who was still using a less-than-smart phone.  As a stay-at-home mom with a retired husband, I didn’t see the need for a fancy phone. Especially since we’re on a ...