Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 9/28

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Picking The Perfect Christmas Card with Tiny Prints

With October 1st literally just a few days away the smell of fall is in the air. Fall smells make me start to think about the upcoming holiday season. I like to be prepared for the holidays. I have also been the one to think a head of time about what this year's Christmas Card will be. Thanks to Tiny Prints I can already start getting some inspiration for Christmas cards with their Holiday Card line, which I might add is already up on their site and can be seen holiday cards! How exciting of a task to go through the pages of different cards trying to decide which style will be this year's card. So far I have spent well over an hour going through different styles, layouts, and colors and still am very much undecided on which one to choose. However, I have narrowed down my choice to just a few and those few choices I am going to share with my readers today.

Coupon Frenzy 9/27

I'm starting yet again another new segment. This one is going to be called "Coupon Frenzy". I am going to post a list of coupons and your job is to post a comment in the comment section of which ones you would like. The first person to post which ones they want gets those specified coupons.. and so on and so on until they are all gone OR until midnight on Thursday (which ever comes first), those will then go back into the batch for next week's "Frenzy" and the ones close to EXPIRING will be sent to the military families groups. You can take none, one, or them all. There is NO mininum or maximum on the amount of coupons you can get. Instead of bunching coupons together into a giveaway, I'm giving you your choice! They are FREE.. I will pay for the stamp to mail them to you, all I ask is that you spread the word about my blog so I can gain more followers! and tweet about the "Coupon Frenzy" too ...You're Welcome and get to commenting

My Most Embarrassing Moments

While reading a fellow bloggers blog - Susan who's blog is We Share With You - I discovered she wrote a post about her most embarrassing moment. So I had to chuckle and say to myself... "oh man if I did this they'd all be rolling laughing for days" . Well guess what.. I guess you could say my Friday Funny is coming to you on Tuesday because here are my most embarrassing moments ever, that literally have me sitting here laughing so hard to myself going "oh boy am I really going to post these". Those top 3 moments that made me want to crawl under a rock, go hide in a closet, and not walk away but run as fast as I could!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Funny - 9/23 DOUBLE DOSE

I couldn't help myself.. I just LOVE the Bud Light commercials.. and because it is the first day of Fall and I'm feeling the fall mood here is a Double Dose of #FF - enjoy

Friday Funny - 9/23

This week's Funny brought to you via YouTube. The music makes the whole video... bad boxer dog bad

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yes I'm Going There - Bullying

The national spotlight is yet again shining down on Buffalo because of an awful tragedy, one that very well could have been prevented a long time ago. A 14 year old boy took his life this past weekend here in Buffalo and it has caused a lot of media to take notice to his cries for help, not just media but celebrities like Ellen and Lady Gaga. A 14 yr old who struggled with his sexuality, but was loved by so many. But it wasn't the love from friends and family he saw, it was the constant name calling and bullying that he saw. Even so now that he is gone, on is memorial pages on Facebook there are people posting inappropriate name calling. When will these kids stop? What are these parents doing that this kids are being allowed to do this? Is there no monitoring of kids computers anymore? This happened in a very well to do school district in the area. Kids from rich parents and very nice neighborhoods where crime is virtually nill.. matter of fact Amherst was ranked in the top ten safest cities in the country for many years in a row, yet this happens in that area? This really doesn't shock me, the kids in that school district were always mean, some of them at least, even when I was growing up and my High School sports teams would play theirs. They felt superior to everyone because their parents were very well off. But to constantly harass a kid that has been on the edge for so many years to finally jump off that edge, well that is totally unacceptable and I want some parents held accountable for the actions of their minor children.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Being Appreciative Of Wins

I'm an avid sweeper and I am also pretty sure everyone knows that. I make the point that I am crystal clear to most on my social media pages, to friends, family, and of course my UPS and FedEx guys. I have won so much, so much that I am very appreciative for, but it wasn't until lately that I was just totally blown away by what I've won. There have been two nice wins that I've received within the past week that have really taken my breathe away and made me step back and appreciate all that these companies do for us sweepers/twitter party goers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday Funnies - 9/16/11

Here is today's Friday Funny #FF for 9/16 .. sorry it's a day late. I have to watch this constantly I think it's hysterical, of course and one of the Bud Light commercials that never made it to air.. perhaps next week I'll post the other one that never made it to TV... enjoy

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wellness WellBars Snacks for Dogs - REVIEW

A little bit about Wellnss, they are a pet food company that goes above and beyond to create healthy foods for our pets, both for cats and dogs. Their products include dry foods, wet foods, and of course an assortment of treats for our beloved four legged family members. All of their products are made with all natural ingredients, which can be read on every can, box, and bag! These are ingredients I recognize and love the fact my dog is eating products that are not only good for her, but also contain NO meat by products. Attached to every item is an expiration date and also a Wellness Guarantee. The Guarantee states that for any reason if your pet does not like their items to bring back the unused portion, with receipt back to the place of purchase and there will be no questions asked for a full refund or exchange.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Short Sale Adventure

YES, this is "the" house
The American Dream, to own your own house with a white picket fence! Isn't that what everyone in America would love to do, own their own home? When the mortgage crisis kicked in it almost paved the way for lower income families to now buy homes that were more or less "discounted" for sales some up to 50% it also presented another problem, having to deal with these banks that are holding the current mortgages on these homes. A lot of homes went into foreclosure and that is where the deals kicked in, but a lot of homes also went into a pre-foreclosure state, which allowed for an agreement between owner and bank to sell the home at a lesser value than what it's worth or the mortgage is for, a discounted amount per say or a "short sale". That term really is deceiving, short sale, makes one think you are buying a home that the sale is going to move along really fast, hmmm not so much the case... short sale meaning it's being sold short of what is owed on it. Now by allowing sellers to sell homes for short sales it keeps the foreclosure off of the sellers credit, the seller can apply for financial hardship to have the balance of the mortgage(s) forgiven, and the banks get a hefty bonus from the government for letting the house go on a short sale instead of having to deal with a foreclosure and well they in turn pretty much get every penny they are owed after this big government bonus. Sounds like a good plan, right? Like a win win.. no one owes anything, bank gets all their money, and someone now has the American Dream of owning their own home for substantially less than it's true value... Well I hate to break it to you, this is not the case at all.

Wordless Wednesday 9/14

Boots - "Is it my turn yet"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How Do You Sweep

While thinking about my daily sweepstakes entries today I thought about an topic, how do others sweep? Do they do daily entries, weekly, instant win games? I came across a friend today and I had asked her if she entered sweepstakes. She said she followed me onto Sweeties Sweeps because she saw me post something on my wall about winning with Sweetie. Wow did this make me smile, it made me smile knowing that I had yet again had an impact on someone else's life by encouraging them to get into sweeping and to quote Sweetie "Win What You Can't Afford". This particular person needs to win, they are very low income and I try to help her out when I can...  So my gift to her is directing her into the right direction to enter sweeps, so she has the chance to win. People like her make me smile when they win, the winners who need the things and appreciate the things they've won. I've had quite a few friends, along with my Mother, follow me onto Sweeties Sweeps FBand even a few paid the yearly fee to join the Sweeties Secret Site. Let me just add, the Secret Site fee is worth it's weight in gold. The first two weeks of being on the site I won a $1000 NFL Buffalo Bills home game ticket package from Bud Light!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Time To Play New Rules

As a lot of us know, Time To Play has a twitter #live contest on Wednesdays and also a TV show on Fridays. The #timetoplaylive is at 1pm on Wednesday and the object is to be the first answer to the questions they tweet out. There are normally nine prizes and then a grand prize. On the Friday TV show they show you new toys and also do giveaways. Giveaways are sometimes random and also first answer. Well there has been some complaining and controversy(as there always is it seems) so TTP has since changed their rules for winning... Here are the new rules

Friday Funny - 9/9/11

For those of you with a sense of humor and a knack for giving out gag Christmas gifts here is one just for you... and it's featured as my Friday Funny for Sept 9th. These cute little mooning Reindeer And Santa toot a nice little "Deck The Halls" 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Twitter Rules - learn them abide by them

Twitter has finally started to enforce their policies regarding spam and contests. They have a set of rules that are set forth in their TOS that you must click OK to when you sign up for an account. There are also rules that limit the number of accounts one can have.. such as one main account, a jail account, and then a business account if you have a business or blog. Even though these rules are pretty much set in stone people continuously violate them day in and day out. They create multiple accounts in an attempt to win contests, they create new accounts once their's is suspended, and they even pretend to be a whole other person in an attempt to... wait for it.. WIN. Winning is not everything, winning on twitter is about relationships.. creating a relationship with companies, supporting their products, brands, and/or names. Companies are just being kind giving stuff away, but again it all boils down to following the rules.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

$10 F.Y.E GC Giveaway - CLOSED

The winner drawn by Rafflecopter is.....

I've decided to just randomly give away a gift card. This one is worth $10 and is for F.Y.E. It can be used either online or in any store. I've made the giveaway simple - Follow my blog, follow me on twitter, like my Facebook page, and/or tweet a message.

Giveaway begins at 9/8/11 12:01AM EST and Ends 9/29/11 12:01AM EST

Wordless Wednesday 9/7

She couldn't see from the back so hopped in the front to wait for my Mom to come out with lunch

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Wedding - Jason & Tracy

This is my cousin Jason, he is my Mother's Youngest sister's oldest son. Him and I grew up together and we were more like brother and sister than like cousins. Yesterday, September 4th, Jason got married. I was conflicted by this wedding on whether or not to even go. I wanted to go, but then didn't want to go. See Jason's now wife, Tracy, and I used to be close also and something that I'm not even too sure on happened and she turned on me. Turned on me by telling everyone who asked why I wasn't at their parties that she wished I was dead and could F off. Yes, she said it numerous times. Hearing a rumor from one person you go hmmm and question it, but hearing the same thing from five different people who each hadn't known I talked to the other well now that is believable. I never knew what this was all about and when I questioned what is all this mess about Tracy ran and told my cousin that I attacked her in front of her family on her Facebook wall... ahhh no I sent her a private email and asked her. This was not an isolated incident, she has done this to others around Jason as well. But this put a wedge between me and my cousin for the last few years, a cousin I was so close to. So the day he told me he got engaged I didn't act happy or surprised, I just didn't know what to say. What do you say?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Caring for Zero

I have been up half the night with a sick dog. I think I've slept all of 1 1/2 hours before being woken up by Zero. She has that nasty hookah of a cough again.  She previously had caught kennel cough from some place (I think the ragg-a-muffin mut at dog school) and had to be rushed to the vet in the early AM on a Saturday morning in January or February, just to be loaded up with meds for a few weeks. Well it's that nasty cough that seems to be back on a smaller level. As I type this I am waiting for the Vet to get into their office at 8 AM. Not only does she have this cough but once she finally gets comfy enough to lay down and fall asleep she starts shaking like she is going into a seizure. This is not a fun night and not exactly how I expected my Friday morning to go, but it is what it is. I would stay up for days straight if it meant having to stay near my animals while they are sick. Matter of fact I don't think I slept a single night from the day Charity got hurt until six weeks after I had put her to sleep.

The look on poor Zero's face is just breaking my heart right now. She is laying behind me and every time I turn around to look at her I get that sad "help me Momma" face looking at me. She is so tired she is laying with her head stretched out into the air and you can see her eyes fighting to close. Then finally she lays her head down and falls asleep just to be followed by the shaking. It is such a struggle for her to get comfy right now and how this kills me to watch her like this.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Being a Responsible Dog Owner

Well I am experiencing first hand what it is like to live in an apartment complex and within this complex dogs are allowed. Most people clean up after their dogs, but there are those select few that refuse to clean up after their dogs.  This problem is making a problem bigger. My neighbors two apartments down are ground level and can not even open their windows because of the smell of dog dodo. The office is well aware of who the culprits that do not pick up the poo are and have sent letters out to them telling them if they are asked one more time to clean up after their dogs they will then be asked to get rid of their dogs or to move. This just makes me sick to my stomach that people do this. Not only is it disgusting, but it's unhealthy. Who wants to smell dog poop all the time or even step in it. Yes, we've had the unfortunate experience of stepping in someone's dog poop because they didn't pick it up. So this whole little experience is the inspiration behind this post. Owning a dog gives you responsibilities, not just to feed the dog, make sure it's healthy, help it when it's hurt, but also cleaning up after it. Why do people NOT feel the need to clean up after their dog(s)? Why do people believe they are exempt from the pooper scooper law in NY? Yes again there is a law in NY for picking up your poop. If you are caught by an officer of the law not picking up your dog's doodoo, guess what you get a nice ticket with a nice hefty fat fine attached to it.

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