Friday, April 30, 2010

Dear Steven Spielberg

Dear Steven Spielberg,

I really respect and enjoy the films and mini-series you have created to pay tribute to the men and women of the military. I’m sure it takes the help of many other talented people to achieve great reenactment of real events for the cinema audience however, . . . could you please cut down on the amount of time spent on running the opening and closing credits? I think I spend more time reading names than enjoying your production. Thank them ALL but a little faster would be greatly appreciated!

Check out Mr. Spielberg's newest series on HBO

Dear Bullritos

If you have talked to me about food Bullritos has probably come up at some point.  Just to share here is my recent post to them via Facebook.

Dear Bullritos - I wanted a burrito SO bad yesterday I had NO choice but to go to your competitor the "F" word. I was of course disappointed but couldn't make the drive for your delicious food. This is yet another desperate plea to open a location in Pearland. Sincerely - Your fan in Pearland

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Am I kidding myself?

If you know me, you know that I try very hard to be a “green” person. But sometimes I just have to do what makes life easier. So, rather than having cloth napkins at the table I still use paper towels. But here is my question – By using Select-A-Size paper towels am I cutting down on my paper waste? I only give my kids one little section per meal which is more than enough for their tiny mouth & hands.

What do you use?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Can’t Get NO Satisfaction!!

Well. . .I’m really having a hard time getting satisfaction these days. A weekly chore of mine is to vacuum the house. Since I have a small troop of kiddos that filter in and out of my house on a daily basis I like to make certain that I get all of the Goldfish and Cheerio crumbs up and out of the carpet. Needless to say, in the past (AKA before kids) I would vacuum, look back on the work I had done and see the beautiful uniform lines of the vacuum’s good work. As I gazed on the floors I was filled with an extreme sense of satisfaction and a job well done. Now, when I look back the hard work I’ve done all I see is the already trampled lines and a team of toddlers who gleefully chase me. I can’t help but smile at them but feel sad that there is NO evidence of the hour of work I’ve just done. So much for job satisfaction!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Imagine my surpise when after all of the couponing &frequent shopper $ I have saved got me $8.57 worth of merchandise that I need to buy anyway for 88¢.

Takes time, effort, and may not seem like much to most people but I get a rush out of it. Although it wouldn't be possible without the help of some of my favorite Bloggers.  Thanks ladies!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back for Good?

Relationship update – if you care – Walmart & I are back together and going strong!

As a followup to my earlier post - I think we might be getting back together

The reason for the original breakup was because I had to try and shop with both my kids in the cart and on several occasions almost buried my son alive in groceries. HEB offers the double riders or the big cars (which I am sure everyone there without children HATES) but those made it possible for me to do my shopping more comfortably. I figured I would pay a couple pennies more just for the convenience of being able to get the shopping done with both of them happily seated. Plus, I am sure my son appreciated it and that was worth the $.

Nevertheless, on that trip for my ALL YOU magazine I noticed the addition of new double rider carts! Praise the Lord – good prices & great shopping carts for my kids. I had to go back!! Love all those pennies I save at Walmart!

Being so happy with them I took the time to send an email. Never thinking it would go past a cubicle at corporate I sent it anyway just so SOMEONE would know this Mom appreciated the effort to make us moms happy. Then last night while cooking dinner around 6pm the phone rings. It was a kind voice (I think Lisa was her name if I remember correctly) of a Manager at MY Walmart. She politely introduced herself & told me that she wanted to personally call me and thank me for the kind words of thanks for the shopping carts. She went on to say she mainly deals with complaints and was happy someone one was happy.

Her phone call & the fact that my little email had made it past corporate made me feel like I, as a customer, mattered. That made me happy! So Walmart & I are back to Rolling Back prices together! Thanks Walmart! I hope we are back together for good!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kiss it – make it better

On most days I get really frustrated with my children. So close in age they fight constantly and there is always a new wound to kiss. Well . . . after being home with them ALL day it was finally my husband’s turn. As always there was a fight my son (the baby) was injured first. My husband quickly addressed the situation kissing our son’s wound to make it better. Then he turns to me and says “Isn’t it great to have a kiss that can solve all problems and heal all wounds?” I agreed with a smile then our daughter approached him upset and jealous that HER Daddy had given someone else attention, points at her tushy and says “Daddy – kiss!” After a good laugh about the whole thing he still refused her precious request.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Coupon Clipping & Meal Planning

I've gotten so excited about many of the deals & steals I have been able to find these days I'm spending today preparing for our grocery shopping trip - hope I have an awsome steal to report later.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW - Monsters vs. Aliens

Another movie that just came out on HBO.

We really loved the Halloween Special they created with these characters but when we sat down with my kids to see the full feature length film we were really dissappointed.  It was only funny in a couple of spots & didn't really offer very much of an entertainment factor.  Sorry!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Under Rennovation

Just FYI - if you are reading this please note the changes to my blog - still under construction.

Salvation Army Donations = $10 Gift Certificate to Phillips-Van Heusen for You

I'm a big advocate for donations to the Salvation Army, Goodwill & my favorite The Purple Heart. But I read this & thought it was great - sometimes it is nice to get something when you are doing a charitable act. I read this and called to make sure the Pearland/Houston stores would be participating – good news – they are! So if you are Spring Cleaning & have some items to donate think of the Salvation Army.

Read about the offer on the Salvation Army Blog - Get a $10 Gift Certificate to Phillips-Van Heusen for Your Salvation Army Donations

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW - District 9

Both my husband & I were really surprised that this movie was SO good.  Not your usual Sci-Fi.  Although the writer/director said there were really no other messages in the movie I felt like I was watching the current news on CNN in horror of what goes on around the world. 

I was also really happy to see that America & Americans were not the focus of this kind of film.  It is nice to see the director sees us as a global community in which things happen everywhere.

Watch the Movie Trailer HERE - rent it today - this is a good film!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sharing a Coupon - Barnes & Noble

Click HERE to print some coupons from Barnes & Noble.

Monday, April 5, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW - Gran Torino

Not a bad film - just got a little tired of Clint Eastwood's tough guy voice.  Does he sound like that in real life or is it that acting?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW - Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Although I know I behind & this movie is probably old to most of you.  I'm sad to say I didn't like "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past".  It just came out on HBO & I got to watch it - didn't really want to pay to watch it sorry.  Really dumb - the whole fix the cake thing??  Whatever!  Please tell me there aren't guys that are really like that out there.

Sharing a Coupon - Kohl's 3-Day Shopping Pass

Click below to view & print a 3 day shopping pass at Kohls

Print my Kohls Shopping Pass

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