Monday, December 5, 2011

Gearing back up

I'm finished with school until January 17th. I still have to drive Stryder to the bus every day (80 -120 miles a day) however I'm no longer stuck in Show Low for 14+ hours a day. YAY!

Stay tuned I have about 40 blog posts that need to go up. I've been writing some personal reviews and just realized last week nothing has posted here since June, I found my posts however and will be tossing them up ASAP.

Thank you for putting up with my insanity!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

June was a busy month and July is shaping up to be worse (better?)

I'm dropping in to tell everyone Hello! Welcome to my blog. :-D I'm getting a bit of new traffic due to sponsoring my friend Debi's blog The Spring Mount 6 Pack She is a lot more dedicated to her blog than me and will be giving away some awesome prizes when she get 100 likes on Facebook. Woot Debi!!

Well in my life, June means school is over, except it doesn't summer school started, I had to sit for my CNA exam (which I passed with flying colors), I'm getting Stryder ready for Kindergarten since he turned 5 on the 13th. Jason's in school as well as working full-time. I also got a temporary job, I am caregiving for a lovely lady whom I am going to miss SO much when she moves to California in a few weeks. My home-based business, that I shut down due to time, money, insanity issues is BOOMING. I am trying to do trades for everything so I don't have any extra cash but DO get our house the things we need. It's working really well thus far. My birthday was July 1st and I'm now 30! So I had a 2 day weekend with my hubby, worked my 2 12's and then got to celebrate the 4th with the whole family, even my nieces and cousins.

I'm going to be giving individual updates on all of us in a bit, but for now. Enjoy your summer, love your families and don't go too nuts with heat exhaustion!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I really enjoy eyeshadow.

I ordered this from Amazon with some giftcards I got from Opinion Outpost (I've earned $285 from there in the last 2 years, not too shabby ;-) )

I've played with it this last week a LOT, I've come to the conclusion that I can not wear blue or green. I look amazing in orange and purple! Yellow, red and brown are also pretty good colors for my skin tone. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos on how to get certain looks, especially how to emphasize green eyes. My profile picture over at Facebook is one the better looks I've come up with.

Of course getting fixated on makeup comes with a slight price, mostly that being that I am having a hard time not purchasing primers and bases and fixatives and cream eyeshadows and glitters and.. yeah the list could probably continue for quite awhile. This NOT a cheap addiction and our budget does not allow for expenditures like this. Also with Stryder turning 5, Fathers day and my moms birthday this month and my birthday on the first (and hopefully a nice trip before the INSANITY of fourth of July on the mountain hits) Money is tight tight tight!

What discount options do you use to feed your makeup addiction?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Extreme Couponing

I watch these shows and think, NO WONDER YOU'RE FAT YOU EAT THAT SHIT. Then cry the next time I ring up $300 worth of mostly organic, whole grain, unprocessed food.

My poor kids though, all they want is Kraft, Kool-Aid, Chef Boyardee, Gold Fish, Fruit Roll Ups and sugary cereal.

The things I would love to get free product coupons for are:

Scrubbing Bubbles
Mr Clean
Irish Spring
Herbal Essenses
Sephora (hah)

The list can go on. If I can build up a stash of these types of things I'll be a very happy person. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Good Readz

Going to school I have a lot of free time where I can't get into studying, 10 minutes while waiting on a teacher, 15 minutes while waiting for lunch, 5 minutes between lectures etc. I have an Amazon Kindle 2 that my dad purchased for me for Christmas 2 years ago. I love it so much in fact I've been thinking of picking up the Kindle 3 to use as a backup. I load it up in various ways, and then read until my eyes fall out. :-D Easy Peasy!

Some of the good books I've read this year include the entire Sookie Stackhouse series.

Yes this is the series that spawned HBO's True Blood. Which I love but doesn't stick to the books story line very closely. Like, pretty much at all. Which is good because I'd be awfully sad if LaFayette wasn't in the show.

I read Robin Hobbs new Dragon series.... I can gush over this, seriously so just pick up and do us both a favor. This really thrilled me, and I miss the characters, they because really real. I hope the 3rd book comes out soon. I love the way she writes.

I read the new Hollow's book by Kim Harrison, Pale Demon. As always it wasn't long enough and I was left wishing I were a pixie.

Another series I have been keeping up on was Janet Evonavich's

The Fonz!

Motor mouth extraordinaire! I am pretty sure we tell him to be quiet more often than we talk to him and we talk to him ALL DAY LONG. Everything that pops into his mind, comes out his mouth. For serious man!!

He's always willing to help out, he sweeps and mops the kitchen floors, helps put away the dishes, helps with the laundry, some times I can even talk him into cleaning his room. He weeds the garden, plans the seed, helps me with Cayley, tells me when it's time to clean the bathroom (thanks child). He always has a smile on his face. What an amazing and happy child!!


My little princess and wild child. She's SUCH a joy, we can not imagine our lives without and her personality. 


She's currently in size 18m clothes, and 7 shoes. What a start to the summer. We are working on her speech and I have to say, we use her words more often than she uses ours. She says Ahgoom, and hmms to say thank you, and says pweez which sounds like beef some times. She's a very special little girl.