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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CSN Store Review!

Recently I had hinted that I would be doing a review of a product from CSN Stores.

Well we decided that we were going to try this cool new waffle maker for our review since we are huge breakfast and breakfast for dinner eaters in my house!


And am I glad we did! I placed my order and it arrived on my door step super quick!
We had to try it out that night!
So a quick perusing of the directions and a set of batteries for the timer we were ready to go! (The one downside to this waffle maker is that the timer isn't tied in the heating unit at all and once you put in your batter you have to manually set the timer and when you're done the timer doesn't turn off :( A downer but not a deal breaker).
The maker has a large non stick cooking surface that turns out one big (size of a dinner plate) thick (about 1 1/2" thick) waffle.
The 180 degree flip feature insures that the batter is spread evenly and that the waffle cooks evenly!
After cooking my first waffle a little to long (extra crispy waffle anyone?) I figured out just the right length of time and made several delicious waffles!

In my excitement I forgot to snap a picture of my yummy waffles but I did catch one of the aftermath!
  That was all that was left from the 2 waffles I made for my husband.

The waffle maker was super simple to clean up and it has a handy lock on it so it can be stored in the vertical position to save some room in the cupboard! Which is a big plus in my book!

So overall CSN Stores was great! Placing the order was simple, shipping was quick and with over 200 stores to shop from there is always something for everyone.

And the waffle maker it self was pretty good.  I can't say great since the timer runs on batteries and isn't tied into the cooking anyway. But it does cook a nice waffle!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happiness!

All kinds of happiness here! The new Harry Potter movie trailer was release!

Check it out!  Looks soooo good!


Monday, June 28, 2010

My garage sale is over!

My garage sale is over!  Thank goodness!

I had a really good sale and I figured out the whole pricing thing but I am paying for it big time.  I'm sure anyone who went through and did everything I did the last four days would be pretty run down and a bit sore also but add my MS on top of it and I am completely drained and my whole body is screaming in pain! But here I am sitting at my desk battling to make it through my 9 hour day.

Back to the garage sale. We organized and set up some stuff Thursday night. Then Friday morning we moved all the tables outside and I got everything set up.  Friday was very busy all day and unfortunately I was alone a good portion of the day. I sold a lot of smaller items on Friday, but that was ok because I made some good money off the small stuff. After the sale that day my husband convinced me to move everything in to the garage "just in case". I'm glad I gave in because Saturday morning it decided to rain for a bit in the morning. After the rain stopped we moved everything out and started the sale a bit late. With the rain that morning Saturday was definitely a slower day but more of the big items went so the $ turned out pretty good.

Overall it was a good sale and I'm glad we decided to only do a two day sale.  I don't want to think about how mush pain I would be in today if we had done the three day sale we discussed originally.

Winner Winner! Panera Bread Gift Card Winner!





Congrats jenspurg you won the $10 Panera Bread Gift Card! I will be sending you an email shortly!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Coupon Winner

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Congrats Beth you will be receiving an email from me shortly!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

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Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm having a rough day.

Today has been a really rough day for me physically. My pinky and ring fingers on my left hand are completely numb. The rest of my body feels like it's been hit by a car. I can't turn my head more than a few degrees either way. Oh yeah and my stomach has been a mess for the last 2 days.  I really hate when my MS rears it's ugly head like this and of course I will have very little down time in the next two weeks.

So everyone please forgive me if I'm not around a whole lot this week. I promise I will keep up the contests and the Swap but much beyond that I'm not sure what I'll be able to do.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I just want to wish my husband and all the other dads out there are very happy father's day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Coupon Giveaway!

I have a stack of coupons to give away!  There are several duplicates of last weeks circulars and a whole bunch of others! Right now there are 8 coupon circulars in the pack and I will be adding more over the weekend!

How to enter!
1. Tell me your favorite couponing tip below.
This is mandatory and must be completed for any other entry to count!

Extra Entries:
1. Follow my blog publicly. 
2. Follow me on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this page and post a link to your tweet here.

Giveaway ends June 23, 2010 11:59pm est.
I will contact you by email (please post with comments if it is not on your profile). 
You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked.
 

 

Fawk You Friday!

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Fawk you to who ever created the term "Have a happy period"!

Fawk you to certain family members. Little sweet potato isn't going to stay this small for ever! One of you have only seen him once and the other has only seen him 3 times! Not cool!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Swap!!!

Red White and Blue Swap



I am super excited to be participating in Mamarazzi's newest swap!  It's a Red, White & Blue Swap! Great for this time of year!

Don't know what a swap is? The quick version, you put together a package of the most awesome stuff you can find, this time, the most awesome red, white and blue stuff you can find! Then on a certain day, you mail your package to your partner. That same day, your partner is mailing you a package too! You get to open your package and and share all the awesomeness with pictures on your blog. It is super fun, you end up getting some cool stuff and it's a great way to meet bloggy friends.

Panera Bread Gift Card Giveaway!

I have a $10 gift card for Panera Bread to give away!


My house loves Panera Bread!  We stop in almost once a week to grab a quick dinner so I don't waste my energy cooking dinner. (If you can't tell I am all about saving my energy. Energy for me is extremely important since with my MS energy is something I'm on short supply of anymore.) I love their salads while my husband prefers their sandwiches (seriously have you meet many guys who wouldn't take a sandwich over a salad, because I haven't), and my little sweet potato enjoys their soups!

So it's only fitting that since I enjoy Panera so much I share their deliciousness with you!

Giveaway!
One luck reader will win a $10 gift card to Panera Bread!

How to enter:
Visit Panera Bread's website and tell me what item off their menu you want to try.
This is mandatory and must be completed for any other entry to count!

Extra entries:
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3. Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this page and post a link to your tweet here.
4. Like Panera Bread on Facebook and let them know I sent you!
Giveaway ends June 30, 2010 11:59pm est.
I will contact you by email (please post with comments if it is not on your profile). 
You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Solo Fun Photo Contest!

Have I mentioned that I love disposable plates?  They save me so much energy since I don't have dishes to do every night.  And for me saved energy is a great thing! So I am super happy to share with you some cool new products and an awesome contest by Solo.

Solo is back this summer with their second annual Solo Online Photo Contest! And like last year, they are unveiling new must-have product just in time for summer barbecues. Solo Squared™ plates and bowls are the perfect complement to their popular Squared cup. These durable, single-use cups, plates and bowls cut down on clean-up time, which means more time for summer fun! And believe me every last second I don't have to do dishes is extra time I get to spend with my little sweet potato before my MS rears its head and knocks me on my ass again!

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So now, how does winning great prizes sound? The Solo Cup Company has launched their second annual online photo contest with a grand prize of $5,000 for the best photo featuring Solo products.  You'll be able to enter your favorite photos at www.SoloCups4ever.com until August 6th.  In addition to the grand prize, two $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest. By entering, you'll also have the chance to win daily and weekly prizes of gift certificates and Solo products- a great way to extend the fun of summer well into the fall!

I don't know about you all but after my backyard party in July, I am definitely going to take a few minutes of my time to find a cute picture and submit it for my chance a $5,000!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Yard Sale Confunded!

So I am truly yard (garage/tag) sale confunded!

I'm planning one for next weekend and while I have collected PLENTY of stuff to sell, I am clueless on what to price everything! I've googled and asked neighbors but I can't get any straight answers!

I am completely lost! Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fawk You Friday!

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Fawk you to the idiots who drive the go-cart up and down our street in the middle of the night.  Not cool! You woke me and my little sweet potato up 2 nights in a row!

Fawk you to the mail carrier who left our mail sitting on our front porch instead of putting it in the mail box.  I came home to junk mail all over my yard!

Fawk you to our old neighbor who still have stuff stored in our garage a year later! If it's not picked up by next weekend it's going in my garage sale!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

My inner geek is showing!

Ok my inner geek is showing today.

Why you ask:

Because I want to go to Dragon*Con so bad but we can't afford the trip right now and I'm sitting here pouting over it.

For those of you who don't know what Dragon*Con is from their website it's "Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!". You can venture over here to check out some pictures of all its geeky glory!

Anyone feel like sponsoring me and my husband to go? Anyone? Anyone? Hmm... I guess not,  I'll just sit here and keep pouting then.

CSN Store Review Coming Soon!

I’m so excited to announce that I will be doing a review for CSN Stores soon. CSN has over 200 online stores so as you may imagine they have everything, from sofas, to kitchen gadgets, to bedding, to grills, to baby gear and just about anything in between!. CSN Stores offers an incomparable selection, and awesome prices!

So what do you need?

A portable grill for tailgating!











Got It!

Want a new bedding set?












Yep - Plenty of those! (Can I just say I am drooling over this set! Gorgeous!)

Or maybe a waffle maker for those Sundays at home with the fam!











They got those too!

So while I decide what I want to review I will have fun checking out their site and I hope you do too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

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Monday, June 7, 2010

What's for dinner?

I'm in a dinner rut!  I make the same things over and over again and I'm sick of them!

I need suggestions for quick (under 30 min.) simple dinners for the week.

Who can point me where to go?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fawk You Friday!

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Just a few Fawk yous today!

Fawk you to the lazy ass guy in my husband's group at school who is making my husband grumpy since lazy ass isn't do anything.

Fawk you to my co-irker you you can hear all the way across the office.

Fawk you to what ever app that is draining the battery on my blackberry!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free Child ID Kit!


Red Robin is giving away Free Child ID Kits with the purchase of a kid's meal from June 1st to June 13th.


On top of giving away the ID Kits Red Robin is also donating $0.50 per kid's meal purchased to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children!

Click here to find a Red Robin location near you.

Thanks Savings Obsession.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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