Saturday, August 23, 2008

I should be doing something else!

But I can't help myself!
I can't remember how I got to this site... but YUMMY!
Here are a couple I would like to "taste"
Ricotta-and-Herb Stuffed Roma Tomatoes
Rosemary & Garlic Roasted potatoes
Miso-glazed wild salmon
BUT seriously.. I would love to try them all!

Oh, I just figured out where I found this site... from Valarie Lea
(another fun blog to read)


Have you ever been over to WiseBread? IF not, you must check it out!!!
It's a personal finance/frugal living site. Wonderful writers! Great useful information!

This article is one of my favorites... it includes a list of 100 Women Finance Blogs, some of which I visit weekly and some daily.

IT IS a must read!

How Many of Me?

Check this OUT
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or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.">How many have your name?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thanks to Sweetwater Savings..

(click above and check her out)
where I was able to setup my signature for my blog. Sweet!
How do you like it?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How do you spell __________?

Another favorite thing.
MY Merriam-Webster's POCKET Dictionary!
I use this little thing almost everyday. I'm a horrible speller
and I'll blame that on the public school system in Fallston,
North Carolina. (However, I have become resourceful in my years)

It was actually a gift for Christmas from my MIL a few years
ago and I bet she has no idea how useful this thing has been! LOL!

For other blogger's Favorites... go check out Fiddledeedee!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shops I Fancy at Etsy

Hi All,
Just virtually shopping this AM and found a few new Etsy shops I thought I'd share.
The beautiful colors displayed in this shop caught my eye right away. This artist creates neat little objects using glass tiles and Japanese chiyogami (old-paper). There are thumb tacks sold in cute little embellished tins, beautiful pendant necklaces, and even a little pair of salt and pepper

No images due to request from the Artist's shop, so you MUST go check this out for yourself.
This artist really makes me wish I could sew! There is a pot holder, YES, a pot holder that
caught my eye. Little bird... Amy Bulter fabric... TOO CUTE!
She also does a turtle shaped pot holder.. also ADORABLE!
AND precious onesies! GO check it OUT!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jacob's First Day of Kindergarten

On Aug 11th, Jacob started his first day of school in Kindergarten. He is attending
Nora May Hutchens Elementary. (super nice school... and I'm so glad that's where
he is going!)
Lukas also started 3-year old Preschool at West Mobile Baptist Child Development Center.
This is the same place the boys had summer camp. Luke's teacher is Ms Brenda (I need to get a photo) and he adores her to bits!

Here's Jacob in his new Classroom with his teacher Mrs. Davis!

Happy BOY!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

and we have a WINNER!

Ok Miss Cari K! You are my winner. I'm sure I have your address around here somewhere, but
if you could please email me, that would be great. I'll get the envelope of coupons out this week.



Yep, it's my birthday! Yahoo! Yesterday my MIL took my whole family to the
water park in Gulf Shores, AL. We had a BLAST! Jacob, my oldest threw a big
ole' fit when it was time to go. Man, we had fun!
I'm sure we'll be going back there again.
As for today, I have NOTHING planned. Oh I'm sorry, I lied! I have one
little thing planned. We are meeting the family that will be buying our HOUSE! (the big ass one here in Alabama, that I don't want to clean) YEP, yesterday
Steve struck a deal with a lady that contacted us a couple months ago about buying the house. They've wanted the home for a while, but have some property they must sell before making the full purchase, so we are going to do a lease to buy. All in all, it works for us and this family...
TO say the least, I'M STOKED! Now that's the kind of birthday
present only one can dream about.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


A few weeks ago I won a package full of coupons from Marin over
at Frugonomics 101. Now, I'm going to pay it forward so to speak.

I'm putting together a big ole envelope of misc coupons... LOTS of
Grocery coupons (Including an extra $10.00 Kelloggs Rebate form)

Some of the coupons included:
$1/2 Kelloggs cereals
$1/2 Kelloggs Fruit snacks
$1/2 Grips products
(Four) .70 Kelloggs Corn-pops Chocolate Peanut Butter cereal
(Thirty) $2.00 off Store brand products -- with purchase of products
(this were in Winn Dixie at one point... It's matching Keebler and Kellogg products)
FOR example: Save $2.00 on Store brand bread when you purchase ONE Kelloggs
Yogos bites AND any one Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats

Plus about 100 more misc coupons.

Just leave a comment telling me what you would do
if you had 5 hours of free time...
I mean.. NO work.. no children... no husbands... nothing.
What would you do with your time?

The winner will be announced on Friday August 8th before 5:00pm Central time.



Monday, August 04, 2008

MUST Visit sites... if you're looking for good deals.

1. VERY detailed Target specials on this site.

2. If you are new to CVSing.. this is the place to go

3. This gal spills the beans about the Walgreen deals this week
(just a little note...) I did stop into Walgreens today
I bought 4 boxes of Special K bars - 4/$10.00
and 2 bags of Much needed Doves Mini chocolates (yeah right!) 2/$6.00
I had 2 $1.00/2 coupons for the bars
and 2 $1.50 coupons for the bags of chocolates.
So my total was $12.44
but I got back $6.00 in Register rewards.
SO.. not bad... 6.44 is my total.

Which makes the Special K bar/boxes .75 each,
and the bags of chocolates 1.00 each.

There is also a deal that starts tomorrow -- buy 10 Kelloggs/Kraft products
get $10.00 rebate. All 10 must be on the same receipt.. I'm not sure I'll do this..
we'll see. I guess it will be worth it, if WAGs will give multiple $5.00 RR too. Hehehe.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

What have you been up to?

Hey Ya'll

Little update from the Eschler's.

We are in the middle of trying to sell this house we inherited.
We've had lots of people looking but no offers as of yet. We have
2 more families coming today to take a look. We REALLY REALLY
want to sell this house. It's nice and all... but WAY too big. I know, I know,
poor me complaining about a big house. But seriously, how much room
does one really need?
This house is over 5000 Sq feet plus there is a 1800 sq foot workshop.
Here's the thing... First it's out in the country.. which is nice.. but quite
a drive from everything. Next... it take lots of time cleaning! And
also lots of time working on the yard... (for example, it took Steve over 5 hours
to cut the grass on a riding lawn mower.)
One other biggie for me is the lack of high speed internet. We do have satellite
service through Hughes, but when you are use to cable... you can really tell the
difference. ALSO with the satellite, I'm not able to work from home. That forces
me to rent an office closer to town... time away from home stinks when you are use to
working from home. (BTW, prior to moving to AL, I had been working from home
for over 7 years) With the price of gas.. you can see how this is not a positive, right?

ALSO, if we sell this house... we'll be able to pay off some debt... live closer to town...
I can work from home... I won't have to spend all day on Sat cleaning (oh yeah!)...Jacob
can ride the bus to and from school... (OH and that's another thing... I won't have to put
Jacob into after school care... cause he can just come home and be with me for the rest of the day
(which is a savings of $60 a week.. hello, that's a lot of $)

So, to all the powers that be... please help us sell this house!
Looking for some good vibes.. prayers.. or whatever suits your fancy... please send
them our way. Please? with a cherry on top?

Other stuff.
So we inherited this house (along with Steve's brothers)
but we've taken on the responsibility of cleaning out the workshop.. It is FULL
of stuff. Steve's father use to refinish antiques so there's a BUNCH of stuff
we are trying to sell. We've been trying to get rid of this stuff at the local flea
market and so far so good. We are getting rid of some.. but it may take
us a full year to get rid of it all.

I'm starting to learn that "Stuff" is way over rated!

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