Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stuff under 20

I have found a super fantastic new blog to follow, via the etsy giveaway site.

Stuff under 20 is a blog run by 2 twenty-somethings who scope out deals for the rest of us bargainers! :) How cool is that!!!!!

Did I also mention they do awesome giveaways too????? They're featuring a piece of beautiful artwork by a fellow etsy seller, Khiti! Go have a look and enter for your chance to win, but you gotta hurry..... contest ends tomorrow night!

Ugliest garage contest with Fingerhut and Facebook

Fingerhut’s Ugly Room Details:

Throughout the entire month of August we are running an Ugly Room Contest. The first step to participating is becoming a fan of Fingerhut on Facebook. Once you’ve done that, it’s relatively easy to participate!

How to participate – Upload a picture of your ugliest kitchen or garage to our wall any day during the month of August

How to vote – When you view someone’s picture, and are a fan of us on Facebook, a “Like” option will appear. To vote for a photo select this option!

How to win – The photograph at the end of August that has the most “Likes” will win. To ensure you win, recruit your friends to become Fingerhut Fans so they can vote on your photos too!


Friday, August 28, 2009


I heart shoes. I heart colored shoes, strapped shoes, flat shoes, ballet shoes... you name it, I like it! I was so thrilled to see that awesome big brown box truck pull up to my house last night bringing me a box of goodness!!!! Inside, were 5 fabulous pairs of shoes that I purchased from on an 80% off clearance sale! Who couldn't resist super cheap shoes that were SUPER cute???? So, here's what I got.

I love them all dearly, except for maybe the silver ballet flats. They don't look as cute as they are in the picture. but, hey, how can you complain when I practically paid only $11 a pair!!!???!!!!???. I sure do love Target! :) I'm sure my podiatrist is going to be THRILLED when she finds out that I'm going to be venturing back into heels once I'm out of this stupid walking cast. I miss my shoes! Since mid June, I've only been able to enjoy one. Poor right foot, oh how I've neglected you!

Sweeter than me #2

Another giveaway by Sweeter than Me to win a $25 gift certificate to another awesome Etsy seller's shop.... Intres!

Contest Ends Friday August 31st at 9 pm Pacific/12 am Eastern.

Sweeter than me

Sweeter than me is having a super fun giveaway by ShySiren (another awesome Etsy seller). She has beautiful jewelry that I'm sure you'd love to win.....

Check out Sweeter than Me's blog and ShySiren's etsy store!

Contest ends tonight at9pm PST.... SO HURRY!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A blog about something............

It's been a while since I actually posted a REAL blog, with some substance as to what goes on in my life, outside of giveaways, dog treats, puppy training and etsy stuff.

This week has been one crazy rollercoaster!!!! Work is getting busy and hectic, the sales on etsy are slow at best and the new puppy takes up every second of spare time just trying to keep him out of stuff and not to potty in the house. Good news is though that I got a pretty sweet deal on a cut, color and style... If you're in the Salem area, I highly recommend seeing Jessica at Effervescent Salon. They're in NE Salem off Lancaster. Pretty new salon, funny girls, small shop. My hair turned out just as I'd imagined and it was a great price. Another good thing, I won 2 giveaways! A $30 giftcard from Kauffmann's Fruit Farm and 200 postcards from Uprinting. Not sure what I'll do with either but I'm sure whatever it is, it'll be great!!!!

I'm really looking forward to a vacation of some kind. Maybe another stay-cation is in my future. Who knows!!!!!

All in all, things are good... not too much to complain about, except stupid credit card companies sticking it to me any way possible. I wished I could wake up and all my debt be gone.. poof! lol

I should probably get back to doing some actual productive work, like maybe vaccuuming or watering my garden. Or maybe watching the Soloist that I got from Redbox. LOVE redbox :) If you don't get their Free First Monday movie text, you should go to Redbox's website and sign up!!!! Awesome deal. A dollar saved is a dollar earned :)

Wanna win a Snuggle Me'z Car Seat Cover????

Who could not love one of these???? Super cute carseat cover being given away at Two of a kind..... thanks to Snuggle of HURRY!!!! Contest ends tonight!

Two of a kind, working on a full house giveaway!!!!

Two of a kind, working on a full house is giving away an awesome Urban Backpack Diaper Bag!!!!
Win It!! Just go check out her blog! Thanks to One Step Ahead.

Koa Clothing Giveaway

Koa Clothing is an awesome company that features organic tees! Koa says, ff you're tired of groovin in the same generic tee, it's time to try something a little different. Koa's tees are limited edition and eco-friendly, with some rad art thrown into the mix. Heck yeah.

They offer both men's and women's tees. You wanna win not one, but two????? Organic Girl is having a giveaway for 2 Koa Clothing tees of your choice! The giveaway ends on on August 31st, so you better hurry and enter!!!!

Cuddle Bunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Ok, so I know a lot of you girls just had babies, or maybe you just had a baby like 2 years ago. Either way, Organic Girl is giving away a diaper of your choice from Cuddle Bunz!

The giveaway ends tonight, so hurry!!!! You can check out Organic Girl's giveaway by clicking on this link.

Happy entries and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Another giveaway won!

YIPPPIEEEE. Another day and another giveaway won!

Really, Are You Serious just notified me that I won 200 postcards from Digital Room. I already won a huge poster pic from them (not happy with how they shipped it) however I won the postcards and I plan on using them to get the word out about Sawyer! :)

So stoked that entering these giveaways (my new way of relaxing and zoning out) is working in my favor! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nacho Mama!

Talk about a super awesome giveaway! Autum of Monsters in My House is giving away a t-shirt by either Nacho Mama Tee's or Crazy Dog T-Shirts (Winner chooses!!)

Both sites offer hillarious tees, old school tees, from the 80's tees and much much more. I personally love like over half the shirts they have. I bet you will too :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009








Just for Me and You giveaway!!!

Just for me and you is giving away a EA Sports Active for wii. I know all of you love your wii console and I know you probably wanna lose weight too.... so go enter for your chance to win!!!!

Contest ends on September 6th.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Light the Night - Walk for a cure!!!!

Join my LTN team and help us walk for a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma!!!!!

The walk is on October 9th in Portland. It's totally worth the trip up there, for any of you out of towners!!! I need more team members!

If you can't walk... consider donating!
  • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.
This cause is close to my heart, so get involved in any capacity you can!!!!!!

Gotta love Today's Give Away!

Check out Today's Giveaway for your chance to win one of two prizes!!!!

1 winner will receive a $25 gift certificate, by Forever Friends
1 winner will receive their choice of seasonal photo cards, by Forever Friends

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just for me and you Giveaway #3!!!!

I love Just for Me and You and I love their giveaways!!!! This one is for a $30 GC to Kaufmanns!!!! Talk about some delicious stuff!!!!

I dunno about you, but I'd sure love to try their fruit butters and definatly some of that Knuden's Organic Acai berry juice!!! YUMMMMMM

Just for Me and You Giveaway #2

Wanna win a super awesome kit by Joico????? Well check out Just for Me and You's blog for your chance to win!!!!! Joico is giving away a 4 pack of the K-Pak product... you'll get a bottle of the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, Shampoo, Conditioner and Split End Mender!!!!

Just for Me... and You!

Just for me and you is featuring a super fun giveaway, provided by Kumquat!!!!

Go check out her site and enter the giveaway! You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Kumquat store, to spoil your little one!!!! :) I know exactly what I'm gonna get if I win. LUCKY HAYDEN :) Such a nice auntie I am!!!

The newest addition

I write this blog, as I listen to Sawyer bark at Drea (who is hiding in the closet) to come out. He wants to play and she wants nothing to do with him. She barks back in anger and he puts a large amount of distance betweent them! ha ha Now he's deciding to carry a leather belt around like it's a chew toy. Sawyer is fitting in quite nicely. He tollerates the cats, tries to engage in play with Drea and loves to sleep!!!! His favorite spots are underneath the coffee table and under the dining room table. I even found him sleeping in his crate today. I'm go glad he's adjusting well to his crate. He's only had a few accidents in the house and so far knows to go potty outside when Drea goes and he gets treats. He's a good eater, even though he's eating Drea's food. He knows where everything is and occassionally will grab a toy and carry it around the house. He did discover a dried up, severed snake in the front yard that he thought would make a good chew treat. YUCK!!!!!! We think that Sawyer is going to be a fitting name for him. He's already 10 lbs at 8 wks old. I know he's gonna be a big boy!!!! Drea better like the smaller size while it lasts because soon he's gonna be a horse compared to her! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009


My Fundraising Page

Join my team and walk for a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma.....

Awaiting the arrival of Sawyer

In approximately 5 days, we will be bringing this super cute bundle of joy home!!!! Sawyer will be 8 weeks old, current on vaccines and neutered. Although I'm not absolutely positive potty training a puppy is gonna be a blast, I'm sure it'll be an experience!!!! :)

I've already made sure there are plenty of new puppy chew toys and a fresh crate and bed for him.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Etsy Shop

In honor of our new puppy, Sawyer. I will be creating some treat named after him..... maybe something like Sawyer's Peanut Snaps. Who knows...... what do puppies like to eat? everything! I'm sure any ingredients I throw in will be 100% approved by him. Keep a look out for the new product in my etsy shop :)


Mineral Basics giveaway!

Just for Me... and You is hosting an awesome giveaway featuring Mineral Basics. You could win a PC Light or Medium kit from Mineral Basics.

Go check it out!!! Just for Me and you blog

Friday, August 14, 2009

Lemondrop Studio Giveaway Love!

Go check out Lemondrop Studio's Giveaway Love for your chance to win some super cute monkey magnets by Oh My Gluestick !!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

World of Good

World of Good!

There are some AWESOME products found on ebay at World of Good.... all reduced, reused and recycled. :)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Therapeutic Giveaway!

Therapeutic Reviews and Giveaways is having an awesome giveaway featuing a flat iron by Barbar.

Enter the contest at The Mom Reviews

Real Men Rescue Dogs

I found this awesomely cute pin on etsy..... SO TRUE SO TRUE!!!!!! I currently sport a "Real Men Love Cats" license plate frame that I purchased from the Animal Rescue Site.... I love this pin too!

Take a look at what other awesome advocacy pins are offered by The Dog Coat Lady!


In about 3 weeks, we will be introducing a new little boy into our lives. We've adopted a puppy and we will get to bring him home as soon as he's 8 weeks old and neutered. We can't wait. Neither Chris nor I have ever raised a puppy but I'm sure it's a great stepping stone to having a baby someday! He is currently named Liam (thats what the rescue named him) but we are like 99.9 % positive we're going to name him Saywer (after the character on Lost). Because he's going to be a rough, tough, blonde boy. :) He is something along the lines of a Shepherd, Lab, Pitbull, Mutt. :) GONNA BE BIG!
I've already started shopping for the things he needs and can't wait to bring him home!

Life in a House of Blue

Life in a house of blue is offering a wonderful giveaway featuring GoGoBabyz!

Have yourself a peek!