Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Got An Award!

Thanks to Dana at The Creek Cats for this great award!

This award is to introduce new blogs to your readers. Here's what you do ~ Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 or 5 (or a number in between)other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. Let's see here.........

Here are the newest blogs that I visit regularly:

Forever Foster


Aspiration's Purse


Oops, I only have four! Oh well, that's all i can think of right now. I might have to edit later and add another one or two.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Money Saving Challenge: Part One

I've saved money this week in several ways.

1. Warm temperatures meant no need for heat or A/C!

2. Line dried part of my laundry. Combine loads into extra-large loads whenever possible.

3. Combined errands as much as possible.

4. Today I bought two books of stamps (even though I already had two) to keep from buying them after the price hike.

5. I cashed a $120 check from three weeks of private tutoring.

6. I unplug the microwave and computer when not in use.

7. I spent two and a half hours mowing my yard instead of paying $30 for the neighbor's yard guy to do it.

8. Walked to local businesses instead of driving.

9. Used coupons and ECBs for nearly everything I've bought this week.

10. Printed 4 Qs for FREE KFC meals---DBF will be using two of them Friday night.

11. Tonight I printed 35 $1 off 12 pk Coke Q's.

12. I've fed my 10 cats, one dog and myself out of our stockpile which was purchased on sale and with Qs.

13. Stayed out of all stores (except CVS) since Saturday!

14. Found one coupon insert in Post Office trash can. Already saved 75 cents (on a gallon of milk) because of it.

15. DBF checked one WAGS and found no monitors so I won't have to go out of my way to check tomorrow.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there's probably more that I'm too tired to think of right now!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Vote for Coal the Cutest Cat!

Vote for my pet in the Furry Faceoff Challenge!


Pet Name

It's cats vs. dogs... the ultimate showdown! I've entered my pet in the challenge and need your help to win!

The furry friend with the most votes will be the lucky winner of the Furry Faceoff Challenge.

To vote all you have to do is click on the picture and it connects you to the voting site.

Thanks to Maizey Grace at the Creek Cats blog for sharing this with me!

Thanks to everyone who votes for Coal!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Other Girl in DBF's Life..........

is a real dog! (Had some of you worried, huh? LOL)

Her name is Amber and she's a 16 month old Weimerwrainer (sp?).

She's a big girl, but still learning how to ACT like a big girl! Vince doesn't usually let her out of the crate when I visit because she's taller than me when she stands on her back feet. Plus, she's very hyper and jumpy. However, on the evening these pictures were taken she laid down on the futon beside me like we were old friends!

Look at that tongue...DBF said it looked like a third ear!

This is the best picture. Here she is being calm........

and here she is being affectionate! DBF said this picture was embarrassing, but I think it's adorable. Sorry honey....I couldn't resist posting a close-up of it!