Friday, June 17, 2011

Shopping Anyone?

Do you like to shop?

I used to love going shopping and I do love getting new clothes but since I have been a little under the weather for the last several months it seems that my go go go attitude has totally changed and now I am more of - let me sit at home kind of person. Of course it doesn't help that I have to drive 45 minutes each way and it is over a 100 degrees and miserable outside.

I think I totally freaked my husband out when I didn't want to go shopping the other day. I was seriously almost dreading it.

We are going on a trip soon back to see our family and have our 15 year class reunion and you always want to feel and look your best. I finally drug myself to the mall by myself and here is a little of what I tried on and found.

Excuse the really ridiculous face I am making - obviously I was concentrating WAY to much on how to take the pic lol. I took these pics and then would send them to my hubby to get his vote on what he liked the best - I guess you could call that Virtual shopping?

This shirt is really adorable and not something I would typically pick out but I am trying to stretch my creative style and put something other than black and gray in my wardrobe. In this pic I put a gray tank underneath but didn't buy it. At home I went for a little more show and showed some skin- very odd for me and almost uncomfortable but seems the hubby liked it! (my 12 year son -not so much he kept looking like WTH)

This picture makes me laugh because I was trying on different jeans and I snapped this one and sent it to my hubby to ask how he thought it made my butt look - he replied I can't really tell in the pic. I ended up not getting these jeans but I think I liked them quiet a bit but a little pricey for me on that day.

I was at my favorite store - The Buckle! I love that place and it can get me in some serious trouble!

Where do you like to shop? What kind of styles do you tend to buy and do you struggle with switching it up and adding something new to your wardrobe?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Flying the Friendly Skies

Do you Fly?
I have flown over 35+ times and it NEVER gets easier for me. It is actually quiet the opposite. It seems the older I get the more my anxiety just gets worse when I think about flying.
This is pretty bad when you live 2000 miles from your family!
We are going to be flying Delta which I am happy about just because they  have WIFI and a movie on our flight! Do you like flying? Do you like looking out the window? I keep the shade down thank you.

Wouldn't it be awesome to fly first class in style like this? Oh my gosh I could almost maybe sleep if I had this much room!

Unfortunately this is how we will be traveling - all cramped and one of us separated from the others across the aisle (that will probably be me).

Flying would probably go better if I would have a couple of these tasty lemon drops! However, I am not a big drinker and loading up with my kids in tow on an airplane probably isn't the best idea dang it.

I did however opt to call my Dr. and go this route. I aint ashamed are you kidding me? I normally make myself suffer through my anxiety and just deal with it - kind of my own personal form of therapy. BUT this time I just decided it isn't worth it and I don't want to be miserable! I am not sure what she gave me yet but I hope it works!

So do you have any phobias? I know it seems crazy I just am terrified of flying.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Frugal and Stretching Every Dollar!

As you probably can tell I am about being frugal and trying to get the best deals to stretch our money as far as we can! We have all sorts of goals in life (more on that later some time) but I try to make sure we are as efficient as possible with our money.

Do you do REBATES?

We went to get the oil changed in the truck (just too hot and didn't have time for hubby to change - because we normally do that to save money) and they said we received a rebate on the oil they used.

Never heard of this but we took it!

I think many people forget to send the rebates in and then that is lost money!

BIG Savings off the oil change!

Make sure you read the form and the fine print for all the information required. Normally it isn't too bad - maybe the form and the receipt. Now if I need the receipt for something like tax purposes I always  make a copy and keep the copy for myself and send them the original.

I hear people say they don't really care about using coupons or rebates and trust me I totally understand the work that goes into and the hassle but this is OUR MONEY PEOPLE! I always tell my kids when they pass up a penny on the street that you would never just go throw money away! Same thing with coupons and rebates - it's like throwing your money away!

Do you shop online? Check out Ebates!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Reasons to be Excited

I am excited about our upcoming trip to TN! Here are my Top 10 Reasons Why!

 1.PALS (enough said!)

2.Green grass 

3.Krystal Burgers

4.The chance of rain 

5.Purple Cow Peanut Butter Milkshakes

6.getting cold water when I turn on the cold water 

7.Greenwood Market 

8.Pizza Plus

9. Not having to worry about scorpions in my shoes or

anywhere else for that matter 

10. Not having to tell the kids to watch for Rattlesnakes 

every time they go outside. (I will spare the picture of 

the rattlesnake they really creep me out!)

What do you look forward too when you 

go home to where you grew up?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monument fire, evacuations in effect | | Tucson, Arizona

I am asking for everyone to please pray for Arizona! We have had another fire started in Southern Arizona! Please read this article. This one still doesn't threaten me personally at this time. However, I have friends that live near this area and it is also an area that I have many people close to me working daily!

Monument fire, evacuations in effect Tucson, Arizona