Monday, May 6, 2013

A Not-Fundraiser...

It's been a super long time, I know. However a lot has changed and I am hoping now with these changes, which I will go into in a separate post, that I will have more time to actually use this thing like I had intended to in the first place.

Now, on to the point of this post. What is a "Not-Fundraiser" you ask? Well, I will tell you. A Not Fundraiser is a fundraiser where you don't have to give a penny to help me raise funds for this event that I need help raising a little extra money for. And the best part is that in the process you get to earn yourself free stuff out of it! How, wait, what?? Yep, I said you get FREE stuff. Even cash. I get cash.. you get cash.. we all win.

How can you help you ask? You might have heard of it.. chances are you have. It's called Swagbucks. All I need are NEW referrals. Right now, Swagbucks is offering matching referral Swagbucks. There is a 1000 SB cap on referral bucks so I only earn 1000 SB per referral so most of my referrals have capped out.

Why I am doing this? I am doing this for my beautiful and amazing friend Angelia. She is getting married in March. She lives in Phoenix and I live in Washington. She has given me the honor of being her Matron of Honor and I want to make sure that I am able to do everything I can to make sure that she has the best day possible. Every single Swagbuck I earn from the last few months until the wedding will be converted into Paypal cash. It will be going towards things like helping to pay for my dress, shoes, portions of the bachelorette party, and anything else that may come up.

This is my dress that I will be buying really soon.. isn't it pretty? My dress will be in a dark purple, the bridesmaids will be wearing this color. I am also in the process of losing a lot of weight for this wedding. So far I am down 18 lbs with 27 more to go.

How Swagbucks works, it's easy and totally works. Ive been doing it for about 4-5 yrs now. Ive earned so much free stuff, its not even funny. The last free thing I got was a $50.00 crock pot from which I LOVE. I usually redeem for DSW gift cards because really who doesn't love getting FREE SHOES!!!!

Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with virtual dollars that you can redeem for physical prizes and gift cards of various kinds. I believe it only applies to those in the US and Canada though.

The easiest and main way to earn is by internet searching. They offer a toolbar for Chrome and Firefox and a few other browsers. Using the toolbar is a very good way to earn because not only will it help you in your searches, they often throw out 'Swagcodes' and the toolbar has a feature that sends you a little message when there is a code. You can also earn SB by shopping online, you just need to click the links to their partner stores before shopping. There are tons of major retailers that you can choose from. Another way to earn is by taking the Daily polls, surveys, offers, and many others. 

The best way to get Swagcode alerts is to sign up with and either get text or email alerts. Most Swagcodes are time sensitive. They also give them out on Twitter and the Facebook page so make sure you like the Swagbucks facebook page as well. 

Friday's are Mega Swagbucks Days.. you are more likely to earn higher denominations on Fridays from searches. 

Another thing I have noticed is that when I am searching is that I tend to win more often when I spell words wrong in my searches. Like for example, the other night I was searching for "Walmart" sure I could have gone straight to the walmart site but I had the opportunity to use the Swagbucks search engine. So I did and I accidentally mistyped (I really did.. not on accidentally on purpose lol), I spelled it "wal mart/" and it got me 7 Swagbucks. 

Just a little something I have noticed over the years. 

Also, another way to earn is to get yourself some referrals of your own! You can have more than one account per household as long as its not more than one account per person. Don't take advantage, they will deactivate you with a quickness. Read the Do's and Don'ts.

If you would like to help and earn yourself some free stuff, here is my referral link:

Thank you for taking the time to read this!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here She Is!

I bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth.. well I didn't! We had a pretty crazy summer at work. Now that the summer rush seems to be over, I should have a little more time (and sanity) to keep up with everything and this blog.

I have been meaning to post but I have been so tired lately that I just couldn't do it. Part of the reason I was prompted, or inspired to post today is/was to tell you to check out my friend Susanna's new blog, SugarCoatedSAHM. The link is also over there ------> in the blog roll. Actually, at this time it is the ONLY link in the blog roll.

If anyone else would like to be listed in the blog roll.. leave your blog link in the comments. Clean sites only please. Anything less than will not be listed.

In other news, I am going to Arizona next month. That is pretty much my excitement for the rest of the year. My best friend, Angel, is getting married next year and we have to go do girly wedding things! So excited.. can't wait. Besides the fact that I need a serious break from work.

Speaking of work, I hate to cut this one short but I am exhausted and need to get some sleep. Have a good one peeps! I will be posting much more often :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Corndog Muffins **Recipe**

I saw this cute little idea for a fun kids meal or party appetizer on Pintester and it seemed too easy to not to mess up but seeing as how she fucked it up, I knew right away I could do better. It is very easy too. All you need is a box of cornbread mix and some hotdogs. Since I hate hotdogs unless they are all beef and Hebrew National, I decided to use All beef Lil' Smokies. They are also the perfect size.

All you do is make the cornbread batter as directed, you can use from scratch as well if you are feeling adventurous but I'm not that outgoing so a boxed mix it is. Make sure you use muffin cups. This was where Pintester went wrong in my opinion. Hers fell apart coming out of the muffin tin. Stick a dog in each center and pop in the oven and cook as directed on box or recipe.

Now.. here is what I will do differently next time. I will make a double batch or even a triple batch of cornbread batter. One box will only make about 12 muffins, I got 11. And I will probably cut the end off the smokies so they have a flat surface to stand on. Mine are kind of leaning over and look slightly phallic. I'm sure they will taste just fine and the kids are going to love them! I am pre-making them now and going to pop in the freezer for the boys to have for lunch with some oven baked french fries. I will also be using a mini muffin tin next time since that's what the original recipe used. This time, I have huge muffins with tiny meat.

Before baking

They look and smell so good that I might even try one! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


On Friday morning, I was extremely delirious from lack of sleep. Thanks to a friend, I was reminded that I have not read Cake Wrecks in a very long time. So off I went. The most recent post was "8 Cakes For Completely Inappropriate Occasions". The last and my most favorite cake read "I have a vagina!"

So naturally I texted my husband screaming "I have a vagina.. buy me a cake!"

What did he come home with? That's right, a very chocolaty cake. He woke me up with it.. I saw it and yelled "Is this my vagina cake?!?!!!?" He laughed and said yes. I told him it would  haven been even more awesome if he had them write vagina cake on it. We were laughing hysterically.. then in walks my 16 yr old. I told him "Here take my vagina cake and put it away please"

You can imagine the horror on his face. It was awesome. This has been the entertainment for our entire weekend. Then I showed him the unicorn pooping cupcakes. I think I have single handedly ruined my child. He will never be the same lol.

Friday, July 27, 2012


I am laying here in my bed... well, not really laying down but more like half sitting up so I can type this. I am bored and sleep deprived but for whatever reason, I can't sleep. I'm not even really sure what this post is about because I am just typing whatever happens to float into my brain. Much like the very random text I sent my husband about unicorns pooping cupcakes. CUPCAKES!

For the next couple weeks I will be training a new person at work. That's kind of exciting... 

Since this post is completely about random crap... here is some totally random and useless trivia for you.

  • If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

  • The Ramses brand condom is named after the great Pharoh Ramses II, who fathered over 160 children.

  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. The frog then uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
And that is all folks. I am going to sleep now. It was fun entertaining you.

Friday, July 20, 2012

I'm here...

I haven't gone off the deep end as my last post might have suggested I might have. My cable and internet was out for a few days.. turned back on this morning. Seems, you have to pay for things to stay on... interesting concept.

Anyway, I went back to the dentist this morning. It took a bit longer than expected but that is only because one of the teeth I was having extracted would not come out. Oh My God, it was like pulling teeth! Oh wait...

No seriously, it wouldn't come out. So there was drilling, pulling, poking, pushing etc. I swear a punch to the face would have felt better. Oh and all the instruments he was trying to use.. yeah, I have a small mouth and some things just don't fit, no matter how hard you try. At one point, my face was being stretched so hard I felt like The Joker but on one side of my face.

I should really write more often while on pain killers... it makes me just THAT much funnier. And I'm pretty damn funny to begin with. Also, I haven't been to sleep yet and I have been awake since 445pm yesterday so I am pretty sure I'm delirious as well.

So now, I am laying in bed watching Netflix, cruising Facebook, and eating rainbow sherbet. Awesome day.

Oh, by the way... update on that water weight thing I was trying? I didn't lose 5 lbs... but I did lose 3. Whatever, works for me.

Monday, July 16, 2012

**ALERT**CODE**RED!** (Explicitives Included)

I fucking hate being a girl sometimes (every 90 days at least). I am so ready for menopause. I am tired of being in pain. Fuck this being the bearer of life bullshit... I am so over that shit anyway. I. Want. A. Hysterectomy. And chocolate.... boat loads of fucking chocolate.

I have to work tonight. I think I will be hiding in my office and avoiding everyone otherwise I will take it out on someone.. and I will claim temporary insanity.