Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free books for my Kindle from BzzAgent!

I've been a member of BzzAgent since 2007 and I love the program! I get free items and coupons to sample and some to share...and I learn about lots of new products this way. Some of the products I have gotten to sample are Burt's Bees Naturals for Sensitive Skin,, Ziploc Twist 'N Loc containers.

This latest campaign is for two Kindle books by Oliver Pötzsch: The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk. They are historical mysteries and I'm really excited to read them! I should get them next week, which should give me enough time to finish 1Q84!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tastemaker Moms

" is a community of the most influential moms who want to know about the newest and best products, apps, and services and more."

This comes directly from their facebook about page. I love to be part of communities and share ideas (and test out free products!). They're starting to build their community and you can get in on the ground floor! Here's an invite request link: You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cash Texts - Read texts and get paid!

So, I came across this new program called You've probably heard of, or even participated in, those "get paid to read emails" programs. This is pretty similar. You get $0.05 per text message you read (receive). They've also just started Cash Perks and you get 5 points per text message you click through. You also get points for texts your referrals receive and click through. It's still in the start up stages and I've only gotten one text message, but it should be fun! If you want to join, click here or text the phrase cashtexts 65943 to the number 69302. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

A special project

Today at church I was asked to help with a very special crochet project. The cousin of a friend of mine passed away last week. As they were cleaning her home, her mother found an almost complete crocheted blanket next to her bed. It's lacking two sides of the edging. My friend asked if I would be willing to finish it.


I'm looking forward to this project!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Swagbucks = Free Money!

So, you have you found yet? It's a search and win site where you can win swagbucks. They can then be redeemed for great prizes...but I think the greatest prize is the $5 gift card! Since joining in January, I've made about $150. And you really do get the electronic gift cards! The link to join is over there -------> on the right.

And Swagbucks has just introduced a new daily poll feature that will allow you and your friends to earn Swag Bucks every day simply by voting! It's a great way to share your opinons with the community and be rewarded for doing it. All the polls are Swaggernaut (a term for a swagbucks user) submitted and those Swaggernauts whose polls are featured on the site earn themselves 100 SB (those can be submitted to: This is a fun, easy way to rack up your free rewards from, the number one destination for fun, online polls.

Check it out...and then join!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Busy, much?

Yep. That's me.

And the kids are still growing.

Buttercup is perfecting her sassiness. Yesterday she kept going to her bathroom and turning on the water in the sink just to play in the water. I have no problem with her washing her hands, but she doesn't need to be turning on the water all the time. After the third time of me having to tell her not to do that, I decided to try putting her in time out. Off we went and I put her in the little corner in the living room by the bar. She sat there (and looked incredibly pittiful) until I told her to get up. About 30 minutes later she went back to the bathroom. I went to get her and told her she needed to go sit in time out.

"Ok, mommy!" And just like that, she hopped off the stool and sat in the corner. That little stinker!

I painted her nails yesterday, too. She wasn't sure what to make of it and cried through it all (thank goodness for Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri polish!) but afterwards, she kept holding up her hands to show me her pink nails! And today she wanted me to paint them again because a few nails had already chipped polish. This time she didn't fuss, and she appropriately blew on her nails to dry them. That cracked me up!

She likes to say, "LOOK, Mommy!" or "LOOK, Daddy!" whenever she wants to show us something. Lately that has been hopping. She can get off the ground and she's so proud of herself!

Buttercup pretty much wants whatever toy X-man is currently playing with. Learning to share can be a tearful experience. She also likes to sit down in front of the bookshelf and just pull off books and flip through them. She particularly likes the Dr. Seuss books. And both kids love to sit on the couch with me while I read books. That's usually when I get the most hugs and kisses from X-man. Buttercup is still pretty giving with her kisses! I love that!

She likes to eat "Slalamli" which is salami and she wants all the raw salmon at the sushi restaurant to herself. She loves eggs and bacon and peanut butter. She doesn't seem to eat much, but since her height and weight is in the 50th percentile, I think she's doing fine.

She loves her Kindermusik class and can tell me the names of kids in that class as well as the names of a few kids in her mother's day out class.

She loves to wear "pretty nightgowns" and every night want's to "go show daddy." She'll run into wherever daddy is and say, "LOOK, Daddy! Cute!" and then wiggle her bottom. This love for the nightgowns has translated into loving dresses or even long shirts that look like a dress. And today she wore a headband in her hair because I had a scarf in mine and she wanted a "pretty head" too! She's definitely got the girly role down!

I think that's "all I got" for the updates. Poor Buttercup won't have near the number of updates on her first two years as X-man. Hopefully she won't hold that against me.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Full of funnies!

Yesterday was X-man's birthday (and the Sunday before was Buttercup's).

He kept telling me that in the night, his legs grew longer and he was bigger now because he was four!

Well, before naptime, after Buttercup went down for her nap, I was reading X-man a book. He started kissing me and said, "Mommy, it's nice to give kisses and hugs and snuggles of love!" I smiled, said, "Yes, it is!" and gave him some kisses. He looked up at me and said, "Mommy, don't kiss me!" Ha!

Later I had the kids color some thank you cards for some friends of ours who gave them some birthday presents. I asked X-man what he wanted to say in his card and here's what I wrote down for him:

Thank you for the Toy Story book.
I love you.

I cracked up as I wrote it!

And then he even wrote his own name! All by himself! I don't think anyone but me would recognize that's what it was without my translations of some of the letters, but I was so proud of him. I even had him write his name again on another piece of paper so I could keep it. It's so cute!

As for Buttercup, she's definitely got the 'tude of a two year old. She loves to say no and in fact, sometimes I think she's just saying no because she likes the word! And now that she has figured out about the words yep and nope, she likes to say those, too. However, we really work with the kids to get them to answer with yes, ma'am and yes, sir instead of yea, or uh-huh. So the other day, I asked Buttercup a question and she said, "Yep. Yes, ma'am. No yep!" She's going to get it figured out!