Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Learning Each Day

Recently while online, I came across a wine of the month club. Did you even know there was such a thing?? I have heard of a book of the month club and other things along those lines...but never wine of the month club. I suppose as someone who doesn't drink...this is something I haven't come across before. It's interesting though, and probably something that those who enjoy a glass of wine would really appreciate. I guess you just never know what you'll find browsing the web. I learn something new every day!

Lots of Moving

With all this talk about possibly moving in the near future...I got to thinking about all the times we've moved since we've been married. In just over three years, Scott and I have moved 4 times. YIKES! That's a lot in my opinion. We thought moving into this home that it would be one we'd have for a long time. We're not in a hurry to move, however with the new job that Scott now has, we know that it's smarter for us to move at some point. In the past we've moved our things little by little, with the help of family and friends. However, this time I'm wondering if we'll need the help of moving services or something. We have a lot of things, and would like to get it all moved at once...not little by little. I guess we'll just see how everything works out.

Long Week!

Is it only Tuesday?! It sure doesn't feel that way. I feel that the week has already been dragging on and on. I can't imagine how the rest of the week will go if it already feels that way and it's only Tuesday. I think part of it is that it's been fairly cold outside, so Kaelyn and I have been couped up and unable to do much outdoors. That's never fun and makes for a long day. We may have to bundle up and venture out...at least on a walk or to the park or something.

Friday, September 26, 2008

U-Pack Shipping

When Scott and I moved, we looked into all kinds of moving truck options. I wish that we would have looked around even more...as we would have really enjoyed knowing about ABF U-Pack Moving. This is a company that offers moving and storage services. For instance, they offer U-Pack for motorcycle shipping. That means, if you have a motorcycle that needs to be moved, they will do it for you. You pack it up in the trailer or ReloCube that they drop off, then they deliver it to the new location and you unlaod it! It's that easy! Who wouldn't want to take advantage of a service like this?!? I know I would. It's a great motorcycle transport option, and one that many people should look into. Bike transport is not cheap, but when you go through ABF U-Pack Moving, you'll not only get it cheaper than going through a full service mover, but you have the convenience of them delivering it for you! You can learn more about their dirt bike shipping by visiting their site today!

First Birthday Outfit

Last week I had ordered an outfit for Kaelyn to wear at her First Birthday Party. I was hoping it was as nice as advertised, and it was!! I haven't tried it on her yet, but it's really great! It's comfy, and it even comes with a super cute little princess hat! I'm really excited to get her in the outfit and have her birthday party. It will be a lot of fun to get the family together and celebrate her first year!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beautifeel Shoes

One of the many things I enjoy shopping for is shoes. I don't get to go shopping a lot for myself, but when I do...shoes are at the top of my list. Recently I was going through my closet wondering why I have so many shoes. I think it's because I always buy shoes, then realize that they are not comfortable so I continue looking for the perfect pair that I can wear often. I have finally found those shoes! I came across Beautifeel shoes which is basically a brand of shoes that allows women to wear comfortable shoes that are also beautiful! What a perfect combination. Now maybe my shoe shopping days will be over...but hey, as long as I have a comfy, and nice pair of shoes to wear it won't matter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby Nap Time

Recently Kaelyn has switched to taking one nap a day instead of two. I never thought it would make a huge difference in our day...but boy has it! I love having her awake more...we get to play together more that way...however, I am finding that it's much harder to get things done that I need to on a daily basis. I never realized how much work I was able to get done in those couple of hours of morning nap time. Wow!! I guess that's just how it goes....and there's always tomorrow to get things done. I'd much rather spend time with our little girl than work and clean anyways. :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Making Money as a SAHM

Have you ever wanted to make good money from home? When my husband and I decided that I was going to stay home with our little girl, I tried to find many ways to make money from home. I wouldn't necessarily have to...but it feels good to bring in a little extra income just to make our financial situation a little more comfortable.

In my search I've come across things that are profitable, and those that aren't so much. It's amazing the opportunities available to those who take the time to just do a little searching. I have found that blogging is a great way to not only post about the things that are important to me, but also a wonderful way to make some extra money as well. Survey's are great to do, however they are definitely not a "get rich quick" option. Recently I have even taken up an interest in selling on ebay. This has been quite profitable, however the fees for listing and selling are quite expensive.

These are just a few options out there, and I'm sure there are many more if you take some time to search around.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Video Cards

Have you ever wanted to have a better picture when playing games on your computer? If so, I learned today that video card are what will help. My brother is big into technology and things like that, and he's the one who told me about it. I thought it was really neat that there was a card like this for those who consider themselves "gamers". What will they come out with next?!? These new advancements in technology never cease to amaze me.

Find a Beauty Job

For anyone interested in finding beauty jobs, there is now a great site that offers a beauty jobs search engine. BeautyJobs recently announced their launch of this job placement website and I'm very excited to share it with all of you! BeautyJobs.com has created this site exclusively for the industry to help people to find salon and spa jobs! I think it's great. There are so many people looking for jobs, so anything that will help to make that easier is definitely going to be appreciated by many! If you're interested in a job like this, check out their free search engine today! You won't be sorry you did!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cute First Birthday Outfit

For Kaelyn's first birthday I wanted to get her a cute little outfit to wear. I know most people get really dressy outfits, but I was just looking for something unique and comfortable. I decided to go on eBay and to my surprise that was a SUPER cute little outfit that was exactly what I was looking for. The best part is that it was brand new! I'm hoping that by tomorrow when the auction ends that I have the winning bid, as I really think this would be the perfect outfit for Kaelyn! It's SO cute!

Great Job!

Last night Scott sat down and got on the website his employer gave him. He was to go on and order the clothes he wanted for work. They give him a pretty big money allowance to get everything from shirts to hats to coats. I thought that was pretty neat, as many jobs don't supply you with all of that. He was able to get a number of different shirts, a winter jacket, and more! He really enjoys all the perks like that, and so do I!

Monaco Rare Coin

There are many people with an interest in investing with precious metals, so I thought I would pass this helpful information along. The monex family of companies, which is a trusted leader in precious metals investments for almost 40 years has a part of their company called Monaco rare coin. They make available a unique variety of resources for investors and collectors. I am very interested in checking them out, as they have the finest rare coins out there. I know also, that since they're affiliated with monex that their staff are very knowledgeable and willing to help in any way that they can. If you're interested in learning more, take a look at their site today!

Always work to do...

Sometimes I wish that there were more hours in a day. I'm sure many people feel like this at some point or another. Life gets busy and more hours would definitely help me to get more things done. It's tough now that Kaelyn is only taking one nap too. I used to get a lot of work done during her naps, but now I only have one to hurry and get everything done. I guess I just need to keep reminding myself that there's always tomorrow to get things done. It's really only housework and some things online...no biggy. :)

Frustrating E-mail Problems

I sure love the technology of e-mail...but I don't really like how I receive SOOOO much junk mail each day. In fact, sometimes I get hundreds of e-mail just over night. It's really overwhelming and so unnecessary! I have tried other e-mail accounts, and they all are the same. Even the junk mail filters don't catch even half of it. I think it's always going to be there, no matter what! I suppose I just have to get used to it, and block what I can.

Blister Prevention Patches

I recently read a web release on Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc, the manufacturers of Engo blister prevention Patches. They released an announcement stating that their patches have been awarded the National health and wellness club seal of approval! I thought that was pretty impressive! I had heard of these patches, but didn't know much about them until reading this announcement. I guess this fall we'll hvae lots of formal reviews and testimonials to read about them as well. I'm excited to see these as I think this would be a great product to use. How about you? Check their site out for more info....


I'm really looking forward to this weekend. My parents are going to come visit us on Saturday. My dad is going to help Scott cut some branches off of our severely over grown tree that hangs over the road, and maybe will even help Scott find the spots on our house that need a little paint touch up. We'd like to get all the outdoor stuff done before winter gets here. It's far too cold out then to get all of this done. At that time we'll then work on some of our indoor projects that will hopefully help us to sell our home more quickly when the time comes.

I Love Chocolate!

I know chocolate probably isn't the best for you, but every once in a while I like to have a little bit. I've always had a liking for chocolate, especially the Hershey's almonds bars! Scott always surprises me with one of the big ones whenever he goes to the store and sometimes just for fun! It's so sweet of him. The reason this comes to mind is because he just did this yesterday, so I'm enjoying a chocolate bar while I work on the computer. It doesn't get much better than that! :)


Have you ever heard of the Cable Shopping Network before? They make it possible for you to find av ariety of collectibles online or from the television. They have fun and build relationships with their customers which I think is great!! I love all the products that they offer, like presidential dollars for instance, and find myself browsing their site quite often. You can learn more about their assortment of products by visiting CSN's site today! Who wouldn't want to be a part of the most successful retailers in the collectibles industry and all that they have to offer?! Right?! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Nice Day Out!

Today was such a beautiful day outside! I walked with Kaelyn out to the mailbox and couldn't believe how nice the weather was! It wasn't too hot and wasn't too cold. It was perfect. Scott even took her on a stroller ride when he got home which was nice! I think if tomorrow is that nice maybe we'll go out and take a little walk too! I want to take advantage of every nice day we have...as soon winter will be here and then we won't be able to spend much time outdoors. It's also been really nice because we haven't had to turn our air on...YIPPEE!

Kaelyn's First Birthday

I've been busy trying to plan things for Kaelyn's first birthday. It's not going to be a huge party, but a get together for our close family. I received her invitations today in the mail and I'm really excited to get them sent out to everyone. I had them made by someone on eBay who does a great job creating unique looking layouts. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but wanted it to be special. I think I managed to do both. Now I just have to work out a few details and things should be ready to go. I still have a month and a half...but I know it will come quickly!

VoIP Phone Systems

Whether you're a big or a small business, VoIP phone systems are definitely for you. VoIP Phone systems by Xpander are here to help you! They offer a flexible and user friendly way for businesses to use features like plug and play phones and web control panels. I like the way it gives you complete control over the phones and the features! I enjoyed learning more about them recently and wanted to pass the information along in case there were others out there who would like to use VoIP phone systems in their business. To learn more you can check out their site today!

Slow Week

Doesn't it feel like it should be later than Wednesday? I feel like it should be the weekend upon us. It's only wednesday though:P I'm hoping that the rest of the week goes by more quickly than the first part of the week has. I always look forward to weekends because that's when Scott is home and can spend time with Kaelyn and I. We both enjoy that, so that's probably my most favorite time of the week. I'm glad that he's enjoying his new job though, that is great for him. He said it makes his weeks go by so quickly!

Chiropractor Visits

I had been going to the chiropractor for a couple of weeks, trying to get my neck realigned and feeling better. The chiropractor felt that it was probably due to my pregnancy and the extra weight gain. I think he's probably right. He did say however, that the neck is a really hard thing to adjust permanently, especially when I'm carrying around a 20 lb baby every day. He seemed to make it a little bit better, but I think I would have to go to him every week to keep it feeling good all the time. I've been trying to do the stretches that he told me to do, so I'm hoping that will help some.

Find the tickets you need...

It can be quite the hassle to obtain tickets for sporting events in the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL. It can be just as hard to get tickets to different shows in Vegas or concerts out there too! That's why I am here to share with you a site I recently stumbled across. Premium Seats USA helps people find first - class tickets to events like this by offering such a huge selection! Maybe it's Miami Heat tickets that you're looking for...if so, NO problem! Now you don't have to worry about hassling to find the tickets you need...just go here first! Check it out today and see what you think. You won't be sorry you did!

Stroller Rides and Walks

It's that time of year when it begins to get dark out earlier. It used to be that it wasn't dark til' well after 9. Now, however, it is not even 8 and it's already pitch black out. It's kind of a bummer, because Scott and I always enjoyed going on walks with Kaelyn at night. Oh well, I guess that's how it goes. At least he gets off work earlier now, so we can still go sometimes. It's so nice having him here at 5:00 instead of 7 or 8 each night. I'm glad for Kaelyn too, as now she gets to spend more quality time with her daddy!

Mom Group

Recently I was contacted by a friend of a friend who lives in our area. We go to the same church and even have kids the same age. She wanted to let me know about her Stay At Home Mom group that she has started for other mom's like myself from our area. It's basically a group that makes it possible for mom's and their kids to get together every once in a while and share their thoughts and experiences. I guess you could say that it's a nice support system for mom's, especially new moms. I am going to check out her website and see if it is at all something I'm interested in. I'm very thankful that she was so kind to let me know and I'm excited about the possibility of meeting moms in my area.


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Growing Baby

Kaelyn is nearing one years old. I can't believe it!! It hardly seems possible. As the weeks go by, I see our little girl becoming more and more of a toddler right before my eyes. She's cruising around the furniture like crazy....and even lets go to reach for other objects. I feel that she's getting very close to walking on her own. She's also using her voice more, and making some words that are familiar to her. One of the most recent changes is her nap schedule. As she gets older, she seems to need less and less sleep. When she was very young, she needed about 4 naps a day. Now, after Monday, we decided to try one nap a day. She just didn't seem to need that morning nap anymore. So...as of then she's only taking one afternoon nap a day. So far it's going really well! We'll see how she continues to handle it, but I definitely think it's working great.

Leaves Falling

It's weird to look outside and see the leaves on the ground. It doesn't seem like it can already be that time of year again, does it?!? I know fall is supposed to come soon, but we were already feeling fall weather before August was even over. That's just WAY too early in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I love the cooler weather....but to have the bitter cold nights and the leaves already falling....that's just crazy. I really hope that summer sticks around a little bit longer, because the moment fall "officially" hits...winter is around the corner. That's probably my least favorite season of all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Syncsort Incorporated

Have you ever heard of Syncsort Incorporated before? They have developed and marketed a high performance software for data management and protection. What's neat is that their products are used currently in over 50 countries. What are these people using it for? Well, not only are they using it to speed up data processing, but also to improve database loads and performance. As you may have already guessed, they are the leader when it comes to developers of high-performance dat protection software. How would you like to learn more about them? If so, head over to their site today and see what you think. I found it all to be quite interesting, especially the data protection solutions information, and I think you will as well.

A Baby Who LOVES to Read

Our little girl LOVES to read!! Whenever she is playing on her own, the first place she'll usually go is to her books! She just enjoys looking at them so much. She flips through the pages, trying to say some of the words related to the pictures and jabbers to herself the whole time. It's so fun to watch as she learns and grows each day. I really like that she enjoys books so much. I always make sure to have a wealth of age appropriate books for her to choose from. She enjoys them so much that she'll spend minutes and minutes just looking at them. To have a concentration level of that magnitude is pretty good for a 10 month old.

Presidential Commercials

This time of year, with the elections right around the corner, we are seeing all kinds of ads on television putting down the presidential candidates. Personally...I really don't see the point of these commercials. Half the time it doesn't seem that they are even factual...let alone relevant. I for one, want to hear the facts about each opponent...not the put-downs and comments they have to say about one another. It seems I hear a great deal more of this coming from Obama and his party so far and I just wish that it would cease.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Web based Resource For Drs

I have some great news, Epocrates is continuing to amaze us with the technology that they keep coming out with. Not familiar with them? Well, over 500,000 healthcare professionals are using their medical software which makes it easier for them to get information quickly and easily. Now, Epocrates, Inc has come out with a new web-based application that will make it even easier for them to get condition information, like chronic atrial fibrillation, drug interaction information, treatments, etc.....and it's so quick!! I don't know about you, but it would definitely help put my mind at ease knowing that the dr was getting correct info when prescribing and diagnosing. It would also make my dr visits shorter which is a huge plus!! If you're interested in learning more about this online free drug and disease resource, you can check it out online by heading over to their site today!!
This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.

A Cell Phone To Help Organize My Day

So I have had this new cell phone for a while and am really liking it! I've never been one to be too picky about the cell phone I carry, but now that I am a mom it seems I have more appointments and things to manage. I wanted a phone that would help me keep everything organized, one that made it easy to enter things into a calender and gives me reminders when I need them. I found all of that and more in the new phone that I have. I will post a pic soon! I'm liking how easy it is to use and the small size. The great part is, that it wasn't too spendy at all!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


With weightloss surgery becoming more and more popular among people who struggle with weight these days, almost all of us know someone who has had it, or is strongly considering it. If you or someone you know is in this situation...you definitely want to check out Journeylite and their lap band surgery options. I know it's not an option that is right for everyone, but for those that it is right for it can make all the difference in the world. Check out their site and learn more about weight loss conroe today!


I don't know why, but I am so tired tonight. It must have something to do with the weather change and the fact that we're cooped up inside for most of the day. I'm just feeling tired and ready to go to bed already. That's not too weird for me, as I usually go to bed by 11...but 10 is a little early I guess. Oh well....then I will feel more rested tomorrow I guess. The hard part is when I wake up early and can't get back to sleep....that doesn't make for a very fun day.


If you're into sports as much as some people I know....like my husband for example...you definitely want to check out Sportsviews.com. Have you ever heard of it before? I hadn't until just recently when browsing the web. Sportsviews is a new Sports Social network and definitely one worth passing along. . That's right....it's a perfect place for all those sports lovers out there to connect with each other! This is a good site for any sports fan who wants to bet on sports events and issues. What's even better is that you can create your own bets to challenge others. I was impressed that you could actually discuss sports, create blogs, share videos , pictures and more. It just offers so much variety! It's a site unlike any I've seen before that are even close to being like it, and that's why I wanted to pass it along to others in case there were sports enthusiasts out there interested in learning more. If you're interested in joining, or just want to see what it it's all about first, you can join for free by visiting their site today and find a wealth of information at the click of a button! It's a very user-friendly site and one that I feel would be very easy for most anyone to use and surf. See what you think today and let me know what your reaction is.

Such GREAT help!

What a nice day. I was able to get a great deal done while having Scott home. It's been nice, and I will miss all of his help and his company when he goes back to work tomorrow. At least it's only a half week and then we're going to have the weekend together again. :) YEAH!! I'm glad he's getting to go to work tomorrow though, it's his first day and I know he'll just love it. I'll keep you updated on how everything goes. I know it will just go great!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I recently came across a great site giving people the opportunity to Win a trip to Atlanta Georgia for four, with iCoke.ca. I couldn't not pass up the opportunity to tell people about it. So what is it for you ask? Well, it's in celebration of Coca-Cola's inventor, John Pemberton. He invented the drink in 1886!! So, how does it work? Well....if you are a canadian resident and have 500 Coke coins, then you can inter to win. Secondary prizes are great too...as they include Best Buy and Cineplex Odeon gift certificates. Definiately check out this site for more information if you're at all interested!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

God is in Control!

There are times in each of our lives when things get discouraging. For most this might trigger the light bulb to come when thinking about finances for instance. We're in a time where the economy is not doing well. It makes it difficult for many of us to even pay the bills sometimes. It is in times like this though that we must keep our heads high and remember that God is control! He is there for us always and will never give us more than we can handle!! He wants the very best for us and I know he will always take care of us. Knowing this helps put my mind at ease even in the toughest of circumstances. Thank you Lord!!

Presidential Candidates

As I'm sure many others have been doing...Scott and I have been keeping up to date on the vice presidential speeches that have been taking place lately. It's always nice to know something about them, as well as obviously the president candidates. It's always interesting to hear what these people have to say and their views on things. What saddens me is to hear all of the people who have such mean things to say about the candidates. That's all I've seen online and on TV lately, and it's really saddening. I wish people would concentrate on the facts and stick to that....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sands Brothers

Buying a car is a huge deal!! My husband and I have done that a few times since we've been married and often it's a very difficult decision. You want to get the right price, but at the same time want a car that is good quality and one you will like. For us that means a family vehicle. Next time we get a car we're definitely going to check out Sands Brothers Chrysler!! From the reviews I've read, and the people I've talked to, this is definitely a great place to do business. With them I'm sure to get the car I want for the price I need.

Feels Like Winter

Can you believe the weather lately? It sure doesn't feel like Summer still, does it?!? Or at least here it doesn't anyways!! Wow!! I realize that Fall is coming quickly, but over the past week or more I've been waking up to temps in the 50's or even colder. It's a good thing because we don't even have to run our air, but it's not so good when you feel like turning on the heat! haha Hopefully it doesn't continue to get colder and colder....as it's FAR too early for winter to come already!! I'm hoping that this isn't a sign that winter will come early this year....it's a long enough season the way it is!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Acne Products

I walk around Walmart as I get my groceries and other household prodcuts, and one of the things I see most are acne products! It seems that there are so many choices out there these days when it comes to acne treatments, it must be nice for those who are looking. The only hard part about this is that I think it would be difficult to choose one that would work for you. Everyone's skin type are different, therefore different products will work better for different people. I suppose it's a try and see sort of thing.

Soon to begin...

Well, only a few more work days, and Scott will officially be starting his new job!! We're both very excited about it and can't wait to see what's in store!! Scott didn't mind what he was doing at his current job, but just knew that he'd rather be in sales. This is something that he's wanted to do for a long time and I'm so happy that the Lord has blessed him with this opportunity!! I know it will be hard to leave his place of work now, but he's also very excited to start his new career!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Enjoying the Holiday!

It's been such a nice weekend!! I love long weekends when Scott can be home and enjoy the day with us. This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to come back and visit my family for a couple days too. We're spending the holiday with them, just relaxing and enjoying eachother's company. It's not too often that we all just get a moment to sit and relax...and that's what Labor Day is all about, right?!? I'm sure enjoying this time, and am bummed to know that tomorrow is the start of another work week for Scott. The good news is that it's his last work week with his current job and then his journey with FC begins! YEAH!!!