Showing posts from October 26, 2008

Zenni Optical ~ High Quality Eyeglasses starting at $8!

I started wearing glasses around 6th grade. I probably needed them sooner, but hey I was vain and didn't want glasses. I was able to get by with wearing them only when we had boardwork to do for several years. By high school though, my eyes got a lot worse. At this point in my life, my prescription is at a whopping -7.5. I get an eye exam about every 2 years (all insurance will cover), and my eyes still get worse at every visit.

With the economy buying contacts has gotten so expensive, as well as eyeglasses. One way of saving some money is by having my eye doctor just give me my prescription. Then I can order my glasses online at the best price. I tend to stick to the same style glasses, so finding them online is easy. Actually my last 2 prescription changes, I bought the exact same pair.

Zenni Optical is one of the great priced eyeglass e-tailers I have found. They have glasses starting at only $8! They offer a huge range of styles and prices. Zenni has a huge selecti…

Happy Halloween

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween ~

Here is my little angel , check out the tutu! It was the first one I completed all the way, lol.

My oldest went to school partially dressed this morning as a Broken Doll. She decided around 8pm last night, so I totally was not prepared at all for it. We just died her hair black last night, the very top is strawberry blond. We normally do half & half, but for Halloween she wanted more black.
This is her Vampira costume & the reason for her wanting more black.
See how short the outfit is. She has a black capri legging unitard from dance last year on so I could get the pictures. I guess it will fit my 7 year old next year for sure.
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It's Devils Night, I mean Angels Night

Do you have Devils Night by you? It actually isn't Devil's Night anymore, it was changed to Angel's Night in 1995. However, we are still warned to bring in pumpkins, put out lights & check out our windows every so often.

I thought Devil's Night was something that always existed along with Halloween, so found it funny a few years ago when it is mainly a Michigan thing (um, Detroit thing)

Devil's Night is a long-standing tradition predating World War II, with anecdotal incidents occurring as early as the 1930s. Traditionally, youths in Detroit engaged in a night of criminal behavior, which usually consisted of acts of vandalism (such as throwing eggs at the homes of neighbors, scribbling on windows with bar soap, or stringing toilet paper in trees). These were almost exclusively petty vandalism acts, causing little to no property damage other than perhaps a damaged mailbox or eggs hardening on windows. These acts still go on today.However, in the early 1970s a da…

Review & Giveaway ~ Pillsbury Savorings

Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites feature warm, flaky pastry dough wrapped around tasty fillings and come in three varieties; cheese and spinach, buffalo style chicken and mozzarella and pepperoni. They are easy to prepare (just 20 minutes in the oven) and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine.

I was sent two of these great wine bags, one to try out and one to give away. I chose the Pepperoni Pillsbury Savorings for my husband and girls to try out (I don't eat meat).

They are really simple to prepare, like everything else that Pillsbury makes! My girls actually enjoyed them and my husband really liked them a lot. You can find them in your freezer section. I'd like to have them try the buffalo style chicken next. Nobody in my family is a spinach fan, but if you like it at all, I bet these would be good!

Now on to the giveaway. Included is a beautiful gift bag which includes a wood wine bottle topper, a box of wine charms, a bottle opener, a wine and food gui…

Review ~ Bella Sara Trading Cards ~ Baby Bella

I discovered Bella Sara about a year ago. As soon as I saw these adorable Horse trading cards, I knew my youngest (age 6 at the time) would love them. Not only are the trading cards beautiful, but each card can be activated in the Virtual Bella Sara World.

For Christmas, I bought my daughter a box of trading cards and two boxes that contained a plush horse and a trading card pack. She had so much fun entering all her cards in, taking care of her horses, and fixing up the horses stables and cottage.

You can join Bella Sara for free. They do give you one horse to take care of plus horseshoes (their online currency). The only way to get spending money though is to enter codes, once you use up your initial free money you would have to buy some cards. You can also purchase horseshoes online for as low as $5.00. If you are unsure, I recommend letting your daughter play with the free horse and see how she likes it. I did this with my oldest and she was happy playing with just the free …

I'd like to thank ... Awards Won

Wow, I actually won a couple awards. It really makes you feel good!

I was giving the Brillante Weblog award from Loreen's Scrap Space and My Name's not "Mom"

There are some easy rules that go with the award and here they are:

1. Post the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate 7 other worthy bloggers.

4. Add links to their blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog

This is really hard, I read tons & tons of blogs. Here are some that I'd like to give this award to~

It's a Girl Thing
Babes in HairlandParenting Pink
"Deal"icious MomWhat I SeeBrassy AppleChasing Cheerios
I received the I Big red puffy heart your blog award from Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland. Thank you so much Mary! Now I get to choose 5 blogs to award this to.

Loreen's Scrap Space
My Name's not "Mom"Bella CasaBargain BrianaRainy Day in May

If you have been nominated feel free to pass this award on to 5 of your…

Giveaway ~ AuPairCare Live-in Childcare Application

AuPairCare has been assisting families since 1989 in finding the best live in child care available. Welcoming an au pair from another country not only gains you superior childcare assistance, but you also expand your child's horizons by introducing them to new languages, cultures and traditions.

Very affordable ~

For about $300 a week, your children will benefit from personalized attention in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Unlike nannies and daycare centers, the cost of an au pair is the same regardless of number of children.

If you are interested in applying for this service, I have a code that waives the application fee. This is about a $300 savings. Just comment that you are interested.

Thanks to Mom Select for this opportunity.

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Bitten by Books Huge Giveaway

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Welcome to the Bitten by Books Haunted Bloggy Carnival Spooktacular event! The carnival starts at 8:00 am Central time October 27th ALL WEEK and ends on November 2nd at 11:59 pm Pacific time. Comments will be enabled at that time so you won’t be able to post until then. The winners will be contacted and announced sometime the week of the 3rd. You will have to give us some time to sort through all of the hundreds of entries. Thanks for your patience on this.Hang on to your seats and keyboards because we have a line up of prize contributions like we have never seen before. Right now we have over $3700.00 in prizes up for grabs!! AND another $2330.00 in prizes at our sister site Weird Stuff In My Desk! Check those prizes out here: If we don’t have enough prizes for your blood, remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the main Bloggy Carnival page here.Keep checking back here, because the list will GROW eerily la…