Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Funny things my kids say

I am sure my older kids used to say funny witty and just plain hysterical things all the time. I used to say "I need to write these down!" But I never did. I wish I had so we could be laughing over them now. My younger two however, they will be able to hear all the silly noteworthy things they say. What's the difference, you ask? Facebook. This is the social media generation and there are no secrets to be kept or memories to be lost here.
I share all the awesome things my kids say and do on Facebook. Of course, my profile is set to private so that only my friends and family are able to see what I share. That being said, I am recording these memories and sharing them instantly, unlike when my older children were younger. I love that I can share the special and funny moments with family hundreds of miles away and we can laugh together. Facebook is good for something after all!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm unmotivated

Because no one reads my blog. Lord knows how long it's been since I've posted. I need motivation!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Insanity Deals!!!!

OMG No More Rack is having Insanity Deals which they are offering at Random times and days. These are deals like PS3 for $26.34, Apple iPads for $43.20, Laptops under $100 and other HOT items for 90% off! No joke. They are only available for probably seconds the way they sell out and only 30 of each item is available. People have actuually scored some of these yesterday with free shipping. It's crazy and you have to be ready to refresh the page and click your mouse like lightning. Sign up for No More Rack now so you can try to catch one of these. I want to get one so bad!

Neglecting my blog

 I'll admit it, I'm posting all my awesome deals and sales on facebook. I know people read my facebook but I don't get a lot of blog traffic. I feel the need to get the deals out to people as quickly as possible so that people can save and get fantastic deals on things for Christmas. What I should do is post on my facebook and then on my blog. I haven't done that and I feel like a neglectful blogger. I am making a commitment to post deals that I find on both. That's the plan. We will see how it goes.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Can I use these coupons (pieces)?

 Yesterday I got a coupon booklet in the mail with $1 and $2 off coupons for Downy, Bounty, Tide, Herbal Essence etc. Well I went to work last night and came back to find my little boy had ripped them to pieces. Some of them are ripped in two and I think I will tape them. Others however are going to require a hospital stay and several surgeries.
  These are AWESOME coupons on stuff I need. I am not sure if taping these is even an option. If I can find all the pieces I am going to try. Is that silly? Should I call it a loss, pull the plug, or should I try to revive them? What would you do with the pieces?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Save money on gifts this Christmas!

  I don't know about you, but I have been Christmas shopping since August. Maybe that is a little early but if you find a good deal you should go for it. I have been finding some amazing deals. I'm actually quite proud of myself. A lot of these deals are thanks to sites like No More Rack and Totsy. These are sites that offer deeply discounted products for a limited amount of time. Not only are these sites free to join but No More rack will give you a free $10 to spend when you join from the links on my page. Totsy will give you totally free shipping on your first order and discounts on future orders.
  The items offered are always changing and sometimes they sell out fast. That is because they are usually amazing! I already got Christmas presents for less than half of what I spent last year on really awesome items. I have to keep reminding myself I am shopping for Christmas and not myself. I want these awesome $40 women's boots that they have for $16.25 right now and I want them! I mean I have saved so much money I could definitely afford them. Check these sites out and see how good it feel to save so much money. And if you love boots, hurry and sign up before I buy them all!

Monday, October 31, 2011

The WAT-AAH! Challenge

  I think a lot of kids these days do not drink enough water. I know I never did as a kid. My mother "doesn't like water" so never enforced it on us. When I got older and more health conscious I had to force myself to drink water until eventually it became part of my every day routine. Then when I had kids I made sure that they always got water to drink when they were thirsty. I reserve drinks like juice for meals only. That's not to say my three year old doesn't want juice sometimes over water, I mean he's a kid. The thing is, he will drink water which is something the kids I babysit for rarely do.
  My older kids were primarily raised in my mother's house. They were raised in a house where water was not an important priority. Trying to get them to drink water when we moved was a difficult task. Even though they are now better water drinkers they would rather down a gallon of juice a day if they could than touch a drink of water. The creators of WAT-AAH! recognize this. They know how hard it is to get some kids to drink water in the day and age where soda and juice is pushed into their faces through colorful and kid friendly advertising. They created a fun way to get kids to drink more water. WAT-AAH! Comes in several different varieties including Body, Brain, Bones, Energy and Defense.


I got to take the WAT-AAH! Back to School challenge with my kids. The WAT-AAH! challenge is basically where you put a few bottles of WAT-AAH! in the fridge along with other kid's beverages and see which drink the kids will prefer. My WAT-AAH! challenge package arrived the same week my phone broke so I did not get many pictures and the ones I did get were poor quality. I can tell you though my older children immediately wanted the WAT-AAH! asking me if they were allowed to take them to school. My little ones actually fought over the bottles and they loved the smaller bottles perfect for their cup holders and lunch boxes. That was awesome to see my kids actually wanting water and asking for more.
This is my three year old enjoying his WAT-AAH!

  Unfortunately WAT-AAH is not available in my town but it is available at one store about 20 minutes or so from me. Hopefully by spreading the word more retailers will start selling WAT-AAH! so that I can keep it well stocked in our fridge.WAT-AAH! is carried by Food Lion but unfortunately the Food Lions by me do not have it. Bummer. You can also get WAT-AAH! at Whole Foods, GNC and many other health food stores. You can check the WAT-AAH! website for a location near you. The website is full of fun facts, awesome music and adorable animations so please go check it out HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Max and Ruby, alone in the world

 I watch a lot of kids shows. It's just what you do when you have kids. You watch the shows, you sing the songs, you get funny looks when you realize your singing them out loud at work... Anyway, I actually like most of the shows that my boys watch. Shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, Olivia, Caillou, Team Umizoomi etc. There are a few I don't particularly like, Fresh Beat Band and Little Einsteins, but I don't hate them. Then there's Max and Ruby. While it has the cuteness factor, something about that show rubs me the wrong way.
  I don't know if everyone is familiar with Max and Ruby but it is an animated show on Nick Jr. about two rabbit siblings. The older sister, seven year old Ruby, takes care of her little brother, three year old Max. While I have seen "family photos" on the wall of the Max and Ruby home there are never any parents in the show. The only main character adult is the enabling Grandmother who does not live with them. Ruby is basically the mother while trying to be  child as well as a parent to her spoiled and bratty little brother. The only other adults in the show are Mr and Mrs Huffington, the neighbors. Who the heck is raising these kids?
  Max is always professing these one word demands at his sister and narrowing his eyes when he does not get his way. He will say this one word through the entire episode until he gets what he wants, which by the way, he always does. Whether he is shouting "Strawberries!" and hiding the egg that Ruby wants him to eat for breakfast or "mud" because he want's to play in the mud when all this poor seven year old wants to do is take a photo for their grandma. He always ends up getting his way by not listening to Ruby and since no one is there to be the parent he has no consequence. What is the moral of this show anyway?
  My son loves Max and Ruby but I just want to call the Bunny Protective Services every time I watch it. Max needs a spanking and Ruby needs to be allowed to be a child. Not to mention I think little Max needs some speech therapy because he is seriously behind verbally. For goodness sake!
  Here's a particularly annoying episode where Ruby only has just enough money to buy Max new pants but the little brat wants a dragon shirt. Well of course by not listening to his sister (who is obviously allowed to take her brother to a store alone) and get ice cream all over the shirt. Ruby is forced to use all her money to buy the shirt for this little jerk. She should be kicking his cotton tail to the moon. Sorry, this is like the worst 1980'sish bootleg video but just watch:

Perhaps the first thing your asking yourself is what kindergartener noob took this video (it wasn't me) and then I suspect you are thinking, "Where the heck are these kid's parents?!?" Exactly my point. Max and Ruby run, don't walk, to your nearest police station and get yourself some help. I know your scared but you need parental supervision! It's obvious grandma doesn't want the responsibility, perhaps she is senile, otherwise she wouldn't be pretending everything was ok.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Squinkies 16 packs only $5 shipped!

If you have a little girl or know one who loves Squinkies then hurry to right now!
  Target is offering Free Shipping on many toy items right now and if you use the promo code TGT75HFN you will get $5 off on any order.
  Squinkees are $9.99 with free shipping so you will get a 16 pack of Squinkies for only $4.99 SHIPPED! How cool is that?
  An awesome Christmas present if you ask me.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm boring

   Boooorrrrriiinnnnggg. Yep, I know by the standards of some, I'm anything but. I'll let you in on a little secret, come closer. Closer. Ok, ok that's plenty close. I do the same things over and over and over and over and over and over and... You get the idea. I babysit, I drink coffee I walk, enter contests,  I cook, I work, I (sometimes) write blogs. I don't do many other things and I don'tchange my routine and I really just don't want to. Not because I am satisfied with my boringness, but more because I just don't have the time or energy for change. Mostly things that cause me to stray from my routine give me anxiety.
  I used to be fun. No really. I was fun, I took care of myself, I looked good, I felt good. I did stuff. What the heck happened? I am ashamed of how unfun I have become. I live for my kids, and that's awesome, but there's definitely no me time. Ahh, the title of my blog. See how it fits my life? If I didn't fit in a quick blog now and again I'd be even less me than I already am. One day I will need to find some tiny spec of the old me to pull me out of endless boringdom. I know that won't be at least until I stop breastfeeding and maybe have one little boy in preschool.
  I don't even know how someone so busy can be soo boring but I made that possible. I don't even have fun things to write about. I should be sleeping. Maybe I should be glad that my life is so predictable. No surprises. Up at 8am, dinner at 5:30, work at 7pm. Kids in between, a little Calliou and some coffee. I may be boring but at least I am lucky. I love my family and one day maybe I'll stop feeling like I am boring. One day, but not today.