Jan 31, 2011

Back to the land of the living

Sorry that I have been MIA for the last 10 days or so.  I have been sick, sick, sick.  I am now officially back!  Now I have tons of catching up to do!

Jan 20, 2011

Picking up our puppy

Ok, she's technically not a puppy.  Her latest reminder from the vet actually informed us that she is now a senior dog.  I think someone forgot to give her the memo that she is supposed to be slowing down.  She had fun running back and forth through the snow while Chris was bringing wood from the woodpile up to the house.  Love the days that we spend in Michigan.  This is how you truly enjoy the winter.  Curled up in front of a fire with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa, while the snow is gently falling outside.  I would be quite content to spend my winter here...

Jan 18, 2011

What I'm Reading Now

I have just started the book Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich.  This is a book written to tell the true story of a group of MIT students that made millions of dollars counting cards in Vegas, Atlantic City, and more.  For those of you who know me well, you know that this is not the first time I have read this book.  The book was first released when I was living and working in Boston and it immediately caught my eye.  I loved the book when I first read it and just recently discovered it again on my bookshelf.  If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced, true-story then this is the book for you.  It is easy to read and gives you a glimpse into a world that many only dream of.  Happy Reading!

Jan 17, 2011


As we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. today,  I wanted to share two of my favorite MLK, Jr. quotes:

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
-MLK, Jr

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-MLK, Jr. 

Jan 16, 2011

Getting back into the swing of things

Well, now that the holidays are over and the reality of January in Chicago has finally set in, it is time to get back into the swing of things.  While the snow is falling outside, I have begun to clean up the Christmas Decorations in the living room and, of course, made one quick trip to Walgreens this morning.

For those of you that were wondering, here is what I am looking at this week at Wags:
  • ThermaCare trial size neck, shoulder, and wrist wrap, $2.50, get $2.50 RR. (Hubby and BIL go through these so quickly!)
  • Vick’s 20 ct NyQuil or DayQuil or 10 oz liquid or Formula 44, $5.00 (Buy $15 get $5.00 RR, buy $20 get $10 RR)
    • -(4) $4.00/1 Vick’s Sinex (12/26 PG) 
    • Receive $10 RR wyb 4
    • =$6 MM Net after RR
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide, $9.99
    • -$4.00/1 (12/26 PG)
    • Receive $5 RR
    • =$0.99 net after RR
  • Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese 3/$5 
    • -$1/1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese (1/16/11 SS)
    • -$1/2 Wags January IVC booklet
    • =$0.17 each!

Jan 14, 2011

Home at last!

Just wanted to leave a quick note that we are indeed home at last and I believe I will stay in our bed for the next day or two.  Isn't it funny the things you miss?  It sure does feel good to be home.

Jan 13, 2011

More Disney Movie Reward Points

Disney released 5 more points in their January newsletter. Login to your account and enter the code T5WM52PA7L for 5 FREE points!

Thanks Mom!

Jan 11, 2011

Having fun decorating the kid's playroom

Chris and I worked on one of the bedrooms at Mom & Dad's house to help them convert it into a kid's playroom for the grandkids.  It isn't quite done yet, but I think they like the chalkboard paint!

Thanks Jenny for helping me paint the walls! I can't wait until it's finished.  Hope everyone likes it!

Jan 10, 2011

Wedding Reception in Alabama

Had our reception in Alabama to celebrate with all our family down south.  Another beautiful party and we were so happy to see everyone.  Thank you for celebrating with us!

Jan 6, 2011


After a long day made longer by some bad weather-related accidents in Indiana, we have finally crossed the Alabama state line. Only about 5 more hours! This girl is ready to get out and stretch her legs.

3 Hours

That is how long we sat on I-65 due to an accident ahead of us. We are now moving again (Yay!)

New Disney Movie Rewards Code

Disney released a new code worth 25 points! Go to Disney Movie Rewards and enter the code CHIHUAHUA for 25 free points!

Thanks Wild for Wags!

Heading to Alabama

Chris and I are on our way to Alabama. We are looking forward to seeing family and escaping from the cold for a short while. However we have spent the last hour in the same spot on Highway 65 in Indiana. Probably an accident ahead. I sure do hope we can get moving soon. At this rate, it will be well past midnight when we get in. Ugh!

Jan 2, 2011

The Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose

I was going through some old papers and came across my sorority scrapbook from my collegiate days.  It is interesting how much we change over time, yet how much we truly stay the same.  This purpose spoke to me as an undergrad and still speaks to me today.  

To gain understanding that wisdom may be vouchsafed to me.
To develop and prize health and vigor of body.
To cultivate acquaintance with many whom I meet.
To cherish friendships with but a chosen few and to study the perfecting of those friendships.
To welcome the opportunity of contributing to the world's work in the community where I am placed because of the joy of service thereby bestowed and the talent of leadership multiplied.
To honor my home, my country, my religious faith.
To hold truth inviolable, sincerity essential, kindness invaluable.
To covet beauty in environment, manner, word and thought.
To possess high ideals and to attain somewhat unto them.
This shall be my purpose that those who know me may esteem Alpha Gamma Delta for her attainments, revere her for her purposes and love her for her Womanhood.

Jan 1, 2011

P&G Home Made Simple Booklet

Proctor & Gamble released a new coupon booklet and you can go HERE to request it.  This booklet often contains great high value coupons like the $1.00/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap which goes on sale at CVS regularly for $0.99.  Request your booklet now, you never know when you will see a great sale!

Thank you Mashupmom!

Disney Movie Rewards

If you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account then go HERE to login and enter this code D11M20R01NY  to earn 50pts for the new year!

Thank you Wild for Wags!

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy 2011!