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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hill's Healthy Mobility Challenge

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hills Pet Nutrition for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that as of age 7  your dog is considered a senior? It's true and with age comes mobility challenges, more so in certain breeds than others. My two yorkies are definitely up there in age but I want them to be a mobile as possible. I noticed a huge difference after I started making sure that they had the correct food and supplemental treats--nothing can cure "old age" but you can help make it more less painful.

I recently discovered the Hill's Healthy Mobility Challenge and decided to register for it. Basically it boils down to the fact that Hill's Pet Nutrition wants you to give them a chance to show you that 30 days can make a huge improvement in your dogs (or cats) mobility.

Signing up only takes a minute and you can print some great coupons to take to the store and pick up what your dog needs. Come back after 30 days and share your success story with other pet lovers and read their thoughts. If you love your pet, isn't worth it to give it a shot?

Did you know that they are also on Facebook? Check out what other users have to say by visiting Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook

  

Meet Roxi & Spike, they are 11 & 12 years old and since I have been making sure they got the vitamins they need, they are more than able to keep up with the pups. Roxi routinely clears the birds from the yard and Spike wrestles with the other boys! A huge improvement, when  a little over a year ago Roxi was having trouble just walking.

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I Call Bullshit!

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That's right. I said it, I'm calling the bullshit card. Since I'm in a ranting kinda a mood and Boobies and Christy don't have any rules, I figured I'd link up to their Fawk You Friday post with this rant.

What am I calling the bullshit card out on you ask? Well I'll be happy to tell ya. I've have noticed for awhile now that there are some Bloggers/Twitter-ers/Facebook ladies that constantly spew happy go lucky, loving, starry eyed, everything is perfect shit 24/7. It honestly Drives. Me. Crazy.

Look, congrats, I'm happy for people who are happy. Glad you have such a wonderful life. So jealous that you have the most perfect spouse in the history of perfect spouses.

Except I don't believe you. I think you are full of bullshit. Not that I like reading the constantly miserable person either, but they just might be more honest.

Look, I've been married to my husband for 13 years. I love him dearly. Love when he does thoughtful stuff like when my mother is sick and I'm working, he cooks dinner and I come home pack up enough to take to her house and eat with her, leaving him home alone. Love that he never asks where I'm going or where I have been for hours at a time, doesn't bitch about how I spend money.

On the other hand, he drives me nuts. The man is far from perfect. I daily want either kick him in the teeth, bitch slap him and even occasionally fantasize about being single. In order to keep from doing any of those things I complain to a girlfriend, maybe whine of facebook or write a blog post so that others can think "oh God, my husband does that too" or tweet about it so I can snicker with whoever responds and then be over it.

The reality is that two different people living together, day in and day out, year after year are gonna annoy each other, gonna fight, gonna fantasize about strangling their partner.  Doesn't mean you don't love each other or aren't "soul mates", it's just life.

So when I come across those blogs/facebooks/twitter-ers that constantly say "my husband is so awesome" "we NEVER fight" "we agree on everything" "I'm the luckiest woman on earth" "we have make love every single day" "we do EVERYTHING together, even grocery shop" and never, ever, EVER post something along the lines of "next time my husband leaves his dirty socks in the kitchen I'm going to serve them to him for dinner".....well, I don't believe it. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe your life is all rainbows and tootsie pops, but really? If you life is that freakin perfect? I'm pretty sure you are either on a steady diet of magic mushrooms, special ordered a cyborg programmed to your specifications or are full of bullshit.

Blow that sunshine up someone else's ass because I probably won't be back, lest I vomit on my keyboard.


***I have just realized I have forgotten to take my prozac for the last three days & have pms. This post may be a tad more snarky than I originally planned. I'll let you know after I finish eating everything in the fridge.



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#iPPP: Clean Water

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I don't normally link up to many Meme's. Partially because I'm lazy and partially because half the time I have no clue what day of the week it is so how could I keep up with a Meme.

This is a new one that sounded fun. iPhone Photo Phun just requires you to link up with one of the 898547852 pictures you know you have on your phone. You don't have to have an iPhone, any phone will do, but the picture HAS to be from a phone and not a camera.
Seems like the majority of everyone is posting photos of their kids, but since I don't have kids you either get a picture of the dogs or one of my random WTH? pics.

I pass this sign every morning on the way to work and all I can think is "Whew! Thank God it's CLEAN water, I wouldn't want to drive under dirty water"....Seriously, who makes these signs up?


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Snickers VS Pita Bread

HAPPY MONDAY PEEPS!
Lately I have been comparing tidbits about the joys of working on the ghetto with the cape wearing (seriously, she's a superhero) Daffy from Batcrapcrazy. We've been jabbering back and forth on twitter about some of the wonderful benefits of daily ghetto exposure and when she mentioned she couldn't eat in her classroom because of the mice, I exclaimed that the little rascals were also invading my office after hours.

My boss and I set 3 newfangled electronic traps and because I am crazy competitive a teensy bit competitive we used different items to bait them. He took two traps and put Pita bread and some mixed nuts in them. I took one trap, threw in a peanut butter Snickers bar and called it a day.
I knew my trap would work (what freaking mouse is gonna pick pita bread over a snickers?) We are closed on Sundays so the little guys had plenty of time to peruse their choices. I went in this morning, making sure to beat my boss there (not that hard to do) and excited as all get out (sick right?). I fully expected to find something like this:
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I walked around my desk and I am ashamed to admit I actually "eeped". Instead of a mouse I found something that resembled this:
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After I got done "eeping" I naturally checked the bosses traps-nada- and texted him "I win. HA!" Then I took a quick picture and tweeted it to Daffy. Dumped Ratzilla in the garbage bag and tossed it to the dumpster before my 21 year old assistant could see it, start screaming and possibly pee her pants. I shoulda taken a better picture, but I was in a hurry.
Seriously, that trap is about 8 inches long. Ratzilla had to be at least 2 pounds.
I'm pretty sure that Ratzilla wasn't living the life of a bachelor so I'm hoping the rest of the family doesn't plan to get revenge.

That was pretty much the highlight of my day. The only other positive is that while I still am not into my "skinny" jeans, I did fit into my "not fat as hell" jeans today.

It all went downhill from there. Scary, huh?

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner, Review & Giveaway

I've done more than a couple reviews for Tropical Traditions and have always been impressed with their products. As a matter of a fact, their Moisturizing Cream has really helped me get through the summer months of peeling sunburns!

This time around I got to try the All Purpose Cleaner and let me tell you, when they say all purpose they really mean it. Naturally, it is safe and non-toxic (what else would you expect from Tropical Traditions?). It is an environmentally safe botanical mixture that contains no harmful ingredients, solvents, perfumes or dyes and can cut through the toughest grease & dirt.

Uses:
Kitchen: Spray on counter tops, stoves, refrigerators, sinks and wipe clean. For tougher jobs spray and let penetrate for a minute or two. Can be used in the dishwasher, or as a hand soap.

Bathroom: use in the sink, tub or toilet-spray on and wipe off. To get mold or mildew stays, spray and let soak in, wipe clean.

Other uses include: automobiles, laundry pre treater, fruit & vegetable cleaner,soot, tar, grease and grills.

My Thoughts:
I have been using the cleaner for about a week. I will be honest and say that I haven't tried it on all of the above mentioned items. I have however, been using it my kitchen. I love that it doesn't really have any scent at all, let alone a harsh chemical or bleach type smell. I have found that it works great on my counters and table top after meals. It is also wonderful for cleaning the sink and cutting through the grease splashes on the stove that are the inevitable result of frying anything. I even used it to wipe up inside the microwave.
All in all, Tropical Traditions has produced another great product with their All Purpose Cleaner and I will definitely be using more of this and probably testing it out in other areas of the home.

Buy it:  You can purchase a 32 oz spray bottle for $8.00 $6.99 or a 1 gallon refill bottle for $24.95 $21.95.
Win it: One reader is going to win a 32oz spray bottle for their own use. Just click the "read more" to enter

Friday Complaints

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Linking up with Boobies and Christy at My Mad Mind, cuz I have a serious need to whine and apparently nobody else wants to listen to me. You guys are a captive audience....unless you unsubscibe and then well, I know you didn't want to hear it either--or I offended you.

Anywhiner, here are my rants for the week:
Fawk you to myself. I was so distracted I walked out of the house with a bag of dog treats instead of my keys this morning, naturally locking the door behind me. WTF?

Fawk you to the city. Apparently there was some conspiracy to make me late today since I hit Every. Single. Freaking. Redlight. between my house and work. (side not *not really great when driving through the ghetto)

Fawk you to the morons at work. I really actually do have a job. Billing, invoicing, ordering, making deposits and fixing all the mistakes you guys made the day before. Having to come downstairs 3 separate times today to bail you out was fun--really. Oh, and the fourth time when I came down and one of the bosses handed me his car keys and told me to drive his 15 yr old tithe high school for practice? Yeah, fun, but hey you are paying me overtime since I clocked in so I'll take the kid out for a happy meal if that's what ya want.

Fawk you to my husband who seems incapable of turning of a single light in the house, changing a toilet paper roll, shutting the damn pantry door or managing to put dishes in the sink instead of piling them on the counter 6 inches away.

Oh, and a final Fawk you to all the people that I take care of constantly. I'm tired, and it would be nice if the one freakin time I don't feel like doing something, someone didn't get pissed at me.

I got more, but I figure I probably lost enough followers so far this week. I'll save the rest for next week.


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Saving Money with Straight Talk

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I love the idea of having a cell phone plan that I can change to meet my needs. Being stuck in a contract for one or two years is really tough to swallow, life changes on a daily basis. Who knows if the needs we have today will be the same needs we have tomorrow or even next month.

Straight Talk offers monthly cell phone plans with no contracts, no surprise bills and no credit checks. They have great nationwide coverage, excellent reception & connectivity and only carry trusted brands like Nokia, LG, Motorola, Kyocera and Samsung.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Find a Beauty Salon is Having a Giveaway


Lately I have to admit I have been dreaming about a Spa day. To just relax and have someone pamper me, massage me, manicure me....ahhh. It's been almost 2years since I took a day and did that with a girlfriend, things come up and money gets tight and us women tend to put everyone else first.

So basically what I am saying is, who wouldn't want to win a years worth of spa and salon treatments?  That is exactly what FindABeautySalon.com is giving away, plus daily and weekly gift card prizes. 

FindABeautySalon.com is the best way to find salons & spas in your area. They also list deals for nail, hair and tanning salons. Each Spa/Salon is listed with the following information:
contact information, maps & driving directions and the services they provide. Plus customers can post reviews so that you know what kind of service to expect from others.

I just looked and found some places in Columbus,  half way between my house and Boobies house, so that when we ditch our husbands for a long weekend, we will know which spa to go to! (we haven't set a date, but if you want to join in maybe we could have a mini spa/blogher!)


To enter the giveaway, head on over and to their giveaway page and fill out your info. You could be one of the lucky winners taking home a gift card from Sephora, Victorias Secret or Nordstroms (just to mention a few) OR----YOU could be the lucky duck to win a years worth of spa/salon services! 


What are you waiting for? Get going!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My House is Haunted---sort of

Ok, if you are not a follower of Boobies (and I don't know why you wouldn't be) you can catch up by watching her vlog So my house is haunted, take 2.
For the rest of you that are already familiar with the story, you can read on and find out about my haunting.

After talking with Boobies, listening to her Vlog, playing the recording on slow motion, to confirm that she is indeed not crazy and really being haunted, I may have had ghosts on the brain.

This morning I was in the bathroom at quarter til the crack of dawn, blearily fixing my hair and slapping some make up- just like I do every-godforsaken morning when I heard it.
Now my house is dead silent, since nobody is up except myself and one dog and suddenly I hear creeeaaaaakkkk....slam! coming from the back bedroom.  After nearly blinding myself with the mascara wand, I huddle in the shower (where I landed after jumping 83 ft in the air) thinking -shit-shit-shit! Boobies ghost found me and is haunting ME now. 

Riiighhhht. Anyidiot, I then realised that the creeeaaaaakkkk....slam! was in fact the sound of someone signing out of Aol Instant Messenger. Why AIM is on, when I haven't used it in years is beyond me, but I have come to the conclusion that my house is not in fact haunted--my computer might be--but the house is safe. I have also concluded that I'm an idiot in the morning before I have my diet coke caffeine infusion, the dog staring at me flailing around my mascara wand just confirmed it.


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Zacapa Premium Rum - Heavenly Rum Aged Well Above the Clouds

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diageo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's no secret that I really enjoy drinking rum (no really, just ask some of the other bloggers, they'll tell you). However, I am definitely over the age of 21 *laugh*, with no children in the house and I don't drink and drive. So if after a long day of working at work and then blogging and all the other day to day things, I want to sit down and enjoy a little rum with a good book or trashy television show, I don't see why that should be an issue.

However, for all that I enjoy rum, I never really sat down and thought about how it was made. I pretty much just assumed it magically appeared in the liquor store for my enjoyment. Then I came across Zacapa Premium rum and decided to learn more. I never would have imagined a lush, fertile green landscape, growing can in volcanic soil and then moving to a place high in the clouds to finish the aging process in the cool mountain air. Now that I have read about them and looked at pictures I'm thinking about begging them to let me work for them. I'd probably even work for rum.

Since I don't think I can adequately do justice to describing this process I am quoting a little for you:

The story behind  Zacapa premium rum :

It all began in 1976 in eastern Guatemala where the town of Zacapa celebrated its centenary and gave birth to one of the world’s best tasting rums.

Further west, the terrain is perfectly suited to the cultivation of quality sugar cane. In fact, nowhere in the world could be better suited. For here in the rolling uplands of this green fertile landscape, acidic soils and prolonged periods of golden sunlight are the order of the day. The cane is grown here in volcanic soil, no less. However, unlike most rums which use molasses (a by-product of the sugar making process) as their base, Zacapa uses only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey.

Then comes the ageing process, which takes place high up in the exquisitely beautiful Quetzaltenango highlands, 2,300 metres above sea level, where the cool mountain air slows the ageing process, creating a unique complexity of flavour. The House Above the Clouds is actually one of the world’s highest ageing facilities, and the process employed here, a unique Sistema Solera, is based on a process originally devised by the Spaniards 500 years ago to age sherry. It involves each drop of Zacapa rum passing through several casks that previously housed American whiskey, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez wines. So each of these large vessels imparts its own inimitable character that helps give Zacapa its distinctive taste.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dog Collar Boutique Review



About Dog Collar Boutique:

A special relationship started in 1992 when Robert Taylor, then ten years old, was enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program by his mom. Her goal was to find a role model for Robert.
At this time, Brian Lewis was waiting to be paired with a little brother. When Brian was young he had wanted to enroll in the program as a Little Brother but he had never been able to do so. As an adult, Brian decided what a better time to fulfill the need another child may have.
Robert was successfully matched with Brian through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Aurora, IL. They have maintained this relationship since they were first matched, which brings us to the present time.
DogCollarsBoutique.com is the brainchild of Robert and Brian. Dogs play a large part in their lives and have been a wonderful source of love and companionship for them and their families. Their goal is to provide one place where you can find a large selection of beautiful, high quality dog collars and neckware for your pets.(credit: http://www.dogcollarsboutique.com/About-Us-sp-1.html)
I may have mentioned maybe once that I have dogs, or you may possibly have guessed from my header artwork. I know that some people are of the mindset that a pet is just an animal, but many people feel like their pets are their kids. Especially those of us that don't have kids (for whatever reason) but really wanted them, a dog can become a part of the family. Someone to love you unconditionally and for you to love.  That's me *waves hand* doggie lovin nut job!

So when I had the chance to do a review for Dog Collar Boutique I was all about picking up some bling for my little girl. Naturally, I always check the website out first, to see if it is someone that I would be happy doing business with and I was touched when I read the origins of the company. That's a special bond, between two people to have lasted so long.

You can find collars of every design, color and design. Not to mention, dog ID tags, carriers, harnesses, coats & vests and more. I had a really hard time browsing through everything and settling on just one item (the skull & crossbones or the camo collars would have looked great on one of my boys!)

After I looked all around I settled on getting the New York Personalized Dog Collar. I sent my info in and in a couple of days I got an adorable package in the mail:
 I get packages for me that aren't this cute or well wrapped!
Here is the collar:
 And here is my adorable little girl wearing it:
  I can't tell you how impressed I am with this collar. Besides the fact that it is absolutely gorgeous, it is extremely well made. Nice and thick, so you know that the buckle is not going to wear through the strap, but not so thick it looks ridiculous on a 6 pound dog and excellent stitching holding everything together. The collar fits Roxi perfectly and is a much better quality than I could pick up in a pet store for double the price!
The collar itself is only $8 and trust me, that is a steal compared to paying for a flimsy cloth one at your local Walmart. The letters run around $2 each or you can add charms, pawprints and the like to your collar.

I forsee new collars for all of the dogs in the near future and they are definitely coming from DogCollarBoutique!  If you have pets of your own and like to treat them special, this is the place to go!
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I received the above mentioned item in order to offer my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. 

TheAdultToyShoppe.com Review



*In case you didn't guess from the title, this is an adult oriented post. If such material offends you, please skip to the next post!

TheAdultToyShoppe.com is a great site, with a variety of adult toys to satisfy everyone from beginner to expert. Shipping is a discreet in a plain white box and credit card billing simply states Legend Sales, in order to protect your privacy.

I love the selection to be found at TheAdultToyShoppe.com. They have everything a girl (or guy) could want. Items from lingerie, discreet sex toys, lubricant and novelty items on up to the more risque cock rings, anal toys and sex dolls. So if you are just now dipping your toe into the world of adult toys or are swimming in the deep end, you can find it all!

I choose to review the Passion Pal Vibrator. This little number is a modern g-spot vibrator that also offers clitoral and anal stimulation (which is said to enhance your orgasm). The Passion Pal is coated in a soft, velvety phthalates free covering (super easy to clean) and is not a bendable vibrator. It is six inches long, with 4 insertable inches. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

That's enough of the technical jargon for now! Here's my take:
I love the size, it's easy to store and the soft smooth outside doesn't pick up tons of dust or stray fuzzies. I'm the type of gal that prefers some vroom and this baby has three speeds, and the second and third are just right! The little nubs on the front are great for extra stimulation too. The Passion Pal is fast becoming one of my preferred toys. It's well made so I won't be breaking it or wearing it out anytime soon!

For $29.99 you can purchase a Passion Pal of your own at http://www.theadulttoyshoppe.com/vibrators-for-women/g-spot-vibrators
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Carmex Review & Giveaway


I'm so happy to be part of the Carmex Blogger program because it means when they get new items, I get to be one of the first to try them and to share them with my readers!

I may have mentioned it 89856544 times once or twice before, but I am a total lip balm junkie. I keep it everywhere; the end table next to my chair, my nightstand, my purse, my work desk and random other places. I hate having chapped lips. My new Carmex lip click sticks are my faves!

I received an adorable kit featuring the new Lime Twist click stick, a Vanilla click stick, a Carmex Moisture Plus Satin Finish gloss and an adorable picnic blanket that is waterproof on one side and folds up with a convenient zip pouch and carry handle.

No, the dog is not included. She's mine and I plan on keeping her.
I love Vanilla anything so I knew I would like the Vanilla click stick, but I was hesitant about the lime. I don't usually like lime anything unless it involves a margarita, but I was really surprised. The flavor is not overwhelming and it actually turned out to be my favorite of the two. They go on nice and thick without being clumpy and give a tiny tingle when you first apply. The Moisture Plus Satin Finish won the place of honor in my desk drawer at work. I can grab and apply, adding moisture along with a glossy finish!

Of course, they both contain SPF 15 and all of the moisturizers you have come to expect from the Carmex brand. You can purchase a click stick for yourself, nationwide at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.

Naturally, Carmex, being the awesome folks that they are, are going to give one of my readers the exact kit I received!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

39DollarGlasses.com Review & Giveaway

I recently bit the bullet and went and had my eyes examined. Naturally I have no vision insurance so while the exam was reasonable I almost had a heart attack when I had to shell out almost $300 for a pair of plain old glasses (not designer, no special tint, nothing!)

Two weeks later I found out about 39DollarGlasses.com and was seriously kicking myself. I thought, this can't be true, glasses for only $39? Yep. It's true, you can get a complete set of glasses for starting at $39. They have a ton of stylish frames to choose from too, including; Kids frames, Plastic, Metal, Rimless and they even have prescription Sunglasses!

How can they offer such great prices you ask?
39 Dollar Glasses.com was developed by eye doctors to create an inexpensive method for people to acquire high quality, finished prescription eyeglasses online. From their experience in both private offices and retail establishments, the founders decided they could provide this service for people inexpensively, bypassing expensive retail establishments.

We use the same high quality materials, but can offer them at a high discount because of our high volume, since we don't have the additional overhead constraints (such as retail rent space, behind-the-counter employees, and expensive displays) that your doctor's office or optical must overcome. Since operating this website is much less expensive than a typical retail establishment, we are able to pass these savings on to the general public online.
Since I had just shelled out the cash for regular glasses I choose to get a pair of prescription sunglasses. Take a look:
I got the too cute glasses (prescription), a really nice flip top hard case, a soft cloth bag for when I don't want to use the hard case and a cleaning cloth and repair kit--that's not pictured because I'm pretty sure the hubby stole it.

I have been wearing these babies for two months now and I love them! They have stood up to the abuse I usually heap upon my sunglasses remarkably well, plus I can actually see when I am driving! I actually told my husband he is going to go get his eyes examined and then we will just take the prescription and order glasses from 39DollarGlasses !

Each set of glasses from 39DollarGlasses.com comes with the following:
  • Light & Thin Prescription Lenses
  • 100% UV Protection
  • Tough Scratch-resistant coatings
  • Ultra-soft Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Stylish Hard Case
  • 100% Quality Guarantee
  • Knowledgeable Customer Support
  • Next-Day Delivery Available
Need to pick up a pair or two? (school is starting soon, get the kiddo's a back up pair of glasses) Use code RAMBLES at checkout for 10% off your entire order!

Want to win a pair? Of course you do, who wouldn't? Luckily one of my readers will win a pair of glasses up to a $75 dollar value.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I was going to link up on Friday

I was going to link up with Boobies and Christy @ My Mad Mind on Friday but well, I'm lazy then more stuff happened.

See, I was gonna start by bitching about the damn Springtails that have apparently infested the town I live in. For those of you who don't know what they are: small, teeny, tiny little bugs that are silver or black and look like a flea, but do not have a hard shell, you can smoosh them. Since I readily admit to a bug phobia, when I found a couple in the house I started searching the net and finally called the exterminator. The girl that answered told me don't waste my $. Spraying doesn't get rid of them, she has them too and gets sprayed monthly. Apparently, since they haven't been a problem in our area they have no idea how to get rid of them. So naturally I know someone out west who's husband is an exterminator and IS familiar with them. He recommended some product I have been spraying my siding every other day. There is enough bug spray on the outside of my house that I should have a clear zone a mile wide but those little bastards are tough. I still have a couple sneaking in through window cracks.

Next I was gonna bitch about my neighbor (yeah, the one that craps next to a glass wall). Well they have a 20 something kid that occasionaly lives there. He frequently gets in the house by way of climbing on a fence, onto the roof and in a window. Well hubs came home from work after dark the other night and the weasel is in my driveway, by my back porch and tried to cover by asking hubs if he new anything about roofing. REALLY? At 9:30pm we are going to believe you are standing by a back window just in case someone would come along you could ask about roofing?

Since I procrastinated writing the post all day I was sitting at the computer in my pajama's work out clothing at 9pm about to write the post when DING DING DING DING my doorbell is being pounded on and my dogs are going insane. Being the dumbass that I am, I answer it. It's my husbands daughter in law. Can I come in, you got a drink and a smoke? Long story short, she was having a surprise party for my husbands son, I posted on facebook that we'd give them a call after hubs got off work and maybe stop. (Hubs & son have had some differences over the years) So Daughter in Law wanted to make sure for realz we were coming because K. (hubs 1st wife) was there saying all kinds of shit and wouldn't leave til she proved we weren't showing up.

So I packed a flask in my purse, put my big girl clothes and hooker shoes back on and waited for hubs to get home. That's how I ended up sitting on my the porch of my step sons house with my stepson (ahhem he's 33 and I'm 35), his wife, my husband and my husbands 1st wife.  For the record, I'm pretty sure K. doesn't like me....it could have been the flask, the fact that her son does like me or the 2 yr old that was curled up in my lap sleeping instead of hers....What can I say? Little kids like to sleep on giant boobs, not flat chested meanies.

P.S. There is not enough booze in one flask to deal with that shit. Next time I need to take both flasks.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Womens Express Jeans: Born to Walk the Sidewalk, Bred to be Epic

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Express has jeans in every style, from boot cut to flare and even the popular jean leggins all the essentials can be found there. Since I wear jeans to work on a daily basis, I definitely think I can qualify as jean expert and I can tell you that  Express jeans are not your grandma's jeans!

women's jeans come in such a great variety of cuts, colors and styles these days and I try to mix mine up a little, but certain types of jeans work better for certain body types. That's why a store that sells such a variety is so great to shop at.

I love the look of a flare jean but I know that with my short legs it doesn't not set off my figure to my best advantage.

REROCK FLARE LEG JEAN - LIGHT WASH at Express

I am so happy that skinny and straight leg jeans have come back into style. I've got good legs and I think these styles help give us shorter ladies a bit more length!

ZELDA JEAN LEGGING - STUDDED at Express

EXTREME STRETCH STELLA JEAN LEGGING at Express
I know quite a few ladies that say they would never wear Jean leggings but I personally own a pair and think they are amazing for winter. You can pair them with a tunic or long sweater and look great while feeling ultra comfy and if they are made right nobody will even know that they are leggings!

For a limited time you can enter to win a pair of Free Express Jeans! That's right, enter the Express giveaway  and you could be one of fifty winners ready to rock the sidewalk!

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite jeans are, which jeans do YOU love and why?

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Sweetest Charms Review



About Sweetest Charms:
Looking for food charms, kawaii charms like cupcakes, candies, lollipops, cakes, sweets, fun accents or anything else that will make you feel whimsical and happy? Looking for unique craft supplies like beads and charms to attach in your jewelry craft works? Then you've come to the right place. SweetestCharms.com is the best place to find your whimsical cravings. Highly crafted items and jewelries that be can customized to your specific taste. taken from www.sweetestcharms.com
 Sweetest Charms is a tiny company operating the Philippine town of Imus. They are a specialty store carrying beads, charms and the like that you can add to your own craft projects. They like to say that the difference between them and other manufacturers is the Kawaiiness factor (Kawaii means cute in Japanese) and that instead of going with the usual or normal they choose to go ahead with the thought "Why not"

After browsing their website www.sweetestcharms.com, I have to wholeheartedly agree with the cuteness factor! The items on their site are absolutely adorable and I could see any crafty person just drooling over them. 

I personally received 4 tiny donut charms. They are about the size of a dime around. The icing is strawberry with chocolate sprinkles. They have teeny hooks on the top so that you can use them for jewelry or what not. My 11 yr old niece has already seen them and called dibs. As soon as Aunt Carrie stops at the craft store and picks up a set of earring posts she will be wearing them!

Here are a couple more that I find too cute for words:
4 Piece Mini Cupcake $4.95
4 Piece Handmade Flower Cabachon $3.95

Aren't they just adorable? As soon as I figure out what to do with them, I totally want those purple flowers. All you crafty people out there, give e some ideas! There are tons more, you have to visit www.SweetestCharms.com yourself to see them all.

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