Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Favorite Things - (little late)

Sarah over at Fiddledeedee hosts a "My Favorite Things" post each Tuesday and here's mine
for the week of July 29.
REEF Leather Slap Sandals
THESE are the BEST flip-flops on the face of the planet.
(that I can kinda afford)
Last summers I took my boys to Dillars to get us all a pair of Crocs but I walked out with a pair of Mickey Mouse crocs for Jacob and these perfect flip-flops for me. BTW, they cost about $10.00 dollars than the crocs, but the comfort was so perfect; I JUST HAD TO HAVE THEM.
Still wearing them this summer and they are so comfortable.
I'm serious, the next time you see a REEFs display... look for THESE sandals
and try them on... You'll be hooked!
They are Reef Sandals and can be found here: PURE COMFORT!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Manic Monday's 10 Random Questions

1. What kind of shoes are you wearing? Tennis shoes (planned on walking today, but went out to lunch instead... not good! BUT my salad was yummy!)

2. Have you ever slapped someone? if so, tell me about it.

hmmmm, I don't think I have, or at least I don't remember doing it.

3. Do you use a daily face cream? If so what do you use? Right now I'm using Dove daily.

(but I really like Arbonne)

4. What's your favorite restaurant?

BoneFish Grill

5. What's you favorite thing to order at your favorite restaurant?

Crab Cakes and Bang Bang Shrimp

6. What would you order to drink at your favorite restaurant?

Nice glass of Merlot

7. Could you make that same favorite dish at home?

me? NO WAY!

8. What did you get in trouble for, when you were a kid?

Fighting with my brother (constantly) I was NOT nice!

9. What really gives you the creeps?


10. Did you have a nickname in middle school or high school?

yep, Chicken Butt. Nice huh?

TAGGING these bloggers:
(if you don't want to post on your blog... just answer here
and share your blog link... thanks!)

1. Cents & Sensibility

2. Elizabeth

3. Denise

4. Nicole

5. ANYONE else who would like to answer!


Funny things they SAY

Just a quick update -- didn't want to forget to write this down.

Last week we were sitting at the dinner table and Jacob was pickin' at his
food and wouldn't eat.. (no surprise there!)
But I asked him why, and he says "Momma, I'm just a boy who wants to play!"
HE was so serious... it totally cracked me up.

THEN later that same night, Lukas hurt his hand on something (not sure what)
but he came crying to me saying "Momma, my uncles are bleeding!"
I said "Your what?"
Lukas "My Uncles"! "See!" (as he points to this knuckes, which by the way, were not bleeding)

Man, I love these guys!

Sunday, July 27, 2008



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Enamored with Etsy - July 23

So another round of cool little Etsy shops I adore!

1. 4QuiltsnMore

LOVIN' the pink and brown combo.
cute little quilt like purse

2. MiaBeads (Eclectic Mix of Baubles & Beads by Mia!)

I'm looking for a locket and I really like this one:

Love these little glass flower ear rings

AND for my Chi-O sisters out there --
(ok so it's not cardinal or straw, but dang, it's pretty!)

3. anthonydavidoliver
Small little shop, but very COOL wine racks.

I need to put this one on my wish list.

Ok, enough virtual shopping for today... Gotta get back to work.

Have fun!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday's Round of 10 VERY Random Questions

OK here's the deal. Each Monday, I'm going to post 10 very Random questions
and tag at least 5 people. Come on, join the fun!

1. What is the one Website you visit almost everyday? Google (gmail mostly)
2. Do you have a IM account? if so with whom? (IM=Instant Message) Way too many.. AOL, AIM, Oracle, Myspace, etc...
3. What grocery store do you shop at the most? Winn Dixie, but I don't like it.
4. What brand of Shampoo do you use the most? (or like the most?) Pantene
5. What Internet Browser do you use? IE
6. For editing Photos, what software do you use? Photoshop Elements
7. What are you paying in gas this week? $3.95/gallon
8. What are you going to be when you grow up? Retired
9. Do you subscribe to your local newspaper? what's the name? YES, Mobile Register
10. What's one of your favorite songs from the 70's? Another one Bites the Dust by Queen (hehe)

See, not your same ole Where have you worked, where have you lived, what's your favorite color... I'll try to make these questions just a little different. What do you say? Wanna Play?

Cari K



Sunday, July 20, 2008

Woohooo! I'm an "Oprah Spring Ahead Sweeps" winner

SO I must have gotten the box sometime yesterday but didn't notice it until
this AM on my front porch.
I had no idea! Such a great surprise at 6:30am on a Sunday, huh?

Anyway, I got a great box full of goodies.
An orange nylon bag (with a Oprah Tag) -- great for grocery shopping
A green Contessa grocery bag.
A full bottle of Dove Supreme Body Wash
A full bottle of Wishbone Bountifuls Dressing
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers foundation
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
And a hand full of other samples (lotions, Almonds, flat earth chips, etc)

I MUST thank Heather at Freebies 4 Mom as she is the wonderful person
who pointed me to the Oprah sweeps! Thanks Heather!!!

I better go enter some more sweeps! I'm feeling lucky! LOL!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Deals, Freebies, where do you buy your fresh veggies?

Just a couple sites I've looked over this week.
Cool site.. they a couple good deals each week along
with a freebie link.
large site with many links... coupons, freebies, good finds.
Another site with many links... great list of freebies.

SO, do you buy your fruits and veggies at the grocery? or at a local
Not sure if you have a local market? Check here:

I found 2 local farmer's Markets in Mobile, AL.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to check out at least one
of them. I'd love to get some homegrown tomatoes, squash
and whatever else I can find.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Enamored with Etsy

Do you know about Etsy? If not, you've been missing out. is an addictive website that allows the public to buy and sell handmade items. I've been addicted for several months
now and If I could, I'd buy a whole bunch of cool stuff from a whole bunch of talented people/artists. I'm there almost daily... sometimes for an hour, sometimes just for
a few minutes. BUT within every visit I find a new "something" I fall in love with.
Please join me every Wednesday when I'll share a few of my favorite Etsy shops.

First on the list today:

I tend to gravitate to hand thrown pottery that has been fired at high temps to
produce a unique and colorful piece. Muddyfingers has a unique shop that includes
vases, teapots, plates, pendants and more.
Check it out.
Cutest little stationery shop! They make cool journaling spots, tags, and other paper
Happy Shopping!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Favorite Things - July 15th

Sarah over at Fiddledeedee hosts a "My Favorite Things" post each Tuesday and here's mine

for the week of July 15th.


If you are not familar with the term "thickers" then you are NOT a scrapbooker!

These are one of my all time favorite scrapbooking items. They are manufactured by American Crafts and sold at most local Scrapbooking stores.

Thickers are letter and shaped stickers that are thicker than a normal sticker and are made from several different mediums. Thickers can be made from chipboard, foam, felt, vinyl and glitter.

These babies come in all sorts of fun and colorful fonts. They are great for embellishing your scrapbook page or adding a title.

Monday, July 14, 2008

What do you know about Plastic Bags?

I learned today ... I don't know as much as I need to know about
plastic bags and how they are harming our earth.

CHECK out this:

JUST to reiterate a couple BIG points.....

1- It takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce the amount of plastic bags the US uses per year.It takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce the amount of plastic bags the US uses per year.

2- Plastic bags utilize nonrenewable resources, ultimately helping to drive up fuel prices.

3- A plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose. In a compressed landfill, deprived of atmosphere to help them biodegrade, paper bags don't fare much better.

4. An estimated one million birds and 100,000 turtles and other sea animals die of starvation each year after ingesting discarded plastic bags which block their digestive tracks.

Couple places to get your bags... cause I know you want some now, RIGHT?

From The "Cent"sible Sawyer site:

With every $15 minimum donation to the National Park Foundation, they’ll send you an eco-friendly shopping bag and up to $20 in Unilever coupons! Go HERE
*Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Offer ends August 16, 2008

Couple links:

6 bags for 29.99

2- QwertyO's Shop (little produce bags)

3- Izznit's Shop (OH so stylin' bags made with Amy Butler fabric)

4- AND if you're looking for something super cheap... here ya go:,-I-Help/Detail

OR you could always make your own!

Happy Shopping!


OH YES! Publix is coming my way!!!

So today I read that Publix is putting up a couple stores in the county
right next to where I live. I AM DOING A HAPPY DANCE TODAY!
This is wonderful wonderful news! If they are building in Baldwin county
now, hopefully they will move into Mobile county next.
(so as soon as these stores are up and running... every time I go to the
beach... I'll surely be doing a Publix run!)

We have a friend that works as a store manager for Food World
(I think as a part of Bi Lo)
But he was saying that Food World will probably not last that much longer.

Maybe Pubix will buy out the Food World stores... oh yes! I'm lovin' it!

Friday, July 11, 2008

What's for Dinner?

Here are a few meals we've had this week:

Hotdogs, chips and cole slaw
Homemade Pizza
Marinated Pork Tenderloin, rice and broccoli
and for tonight...
Crockpot Cube Steak over Egg Noodles and a veggie (probably corn
since I have about 100 cans in the pantry)

Now I need to plan my menu for next week. I have a
few whole chickens in the freezer... any ideas?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New "Favorite Thing"

Sarah over at does a "Favorite Things" post
every Tuesday and I thought I'd post one of my new finds....

I've never been a huge fan of Crystal Light, but I was sent a free sample

from Walmart last week and I LOVE THESE!!!
PLUS Winn Dixie has them on sale this week -- BOGO free... plus I had a
coupon that came with my free sample. NOW, you can't beat that with a stick!
The Cherry Pomegranate flavor is enhanced with Antioxidant Vitamins A, C
and E. This mix is advertised to help maintain a healthy Immune system.
Whatever is in there... sure tastes good!
There are other "enhanced" flavors which include Citrus Splash and Peach Mango
Green tea. (I plan to try them all!)
Just pour one packet of mix into a 16.9 oz bottle of water, shake and enjoy!

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