Monday, November 29, 2010

Long Time, No Blog.

No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth....

I really haven't done too much to blog about, and I was sick pretty much all last week.  Those are my excuses.

On Friday, my mom and brother came over to help rake my leaves (or maybe they raked and I helped- whatever- I bought lunch) and guess how many bags we had?  FIFTY!!!!!  In case you don't believe me, here is a picture:
Nice right?  I am sure the yard garbage people will be thrilled tomorrow when they roll up to my house.

I also decorated for Christmas, but those pictures are on my iPhone and I am not sure how to get them on this blog, so if you want to see it, you will have to tell me how.

Saturday the HOGS played LSU.  And we WON!  It was such a fun game.  I tailgated for all of about 30 minutes since I couldn't find any of my friends.  :(

This is my cousin, me, and my brother before the game.  (And yes, my brother is in no-shave November.  And yes, my mom thinks he looks like a homeless person.)
Don't forget that you still have 2 days left to use the $5 off jasmere code: SF1BCF37A6

Today I got a Rock-It for a gift for someone for Christmas.  It is down to $21, so after the code it is only $16!!  It is a $50 value, so this is super exciting!  You should get one and help bring down the price even more!  (of course, since I bought one, I am super excited for the price to drop some more.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Speed Mixer

Last night was the speed mixer put on by the UALR College of Business.  This was my first speed mixer to attend.  It was not as awkward as I thought it would be, but it turned out that there were no employers there looking for an employee in any role that I would want.  It basically was a waste of time, which is unfortunate.  I did talk to one of my friends who told me about another job with my current employer (she works here too) and I applied for it last night, and 5 more today.  This is a tiring process!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

giveaway winner update

One of our winners decided to give up their jasmere voucher code, so I redrew for another winner through and this time Lyndsey was chosen!  Congrats Lyndsey!  I will email you your code.

jasmere giveaway winners!

So the $10 jasmere voucher code giveaway is over.  We had 4 people enter with 6 total entries.

The winners are Sally and Karen.  I will be emailing you shortly to confirm that you do indeed want this prize.  If you don't want it or don't respond within 24 hours, I will choose another winner.

Don't forget that you can still get $5 off with this code  SF1BCF37A6

Congrats Sally and Karen!!

Less than 7 hours left!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the $10 jasmere voucher code.  If for some reason you are having trouble leaving me a comment, just email me or send me a message through facebook.  Just so you know (in case you are figuring out your odds...) this is how Karen entered.  Just wanted to keep everyone informed so we don't have any drama.  :)

The giveaway ends at 8pm CST tonight!  Also don't forget about the $5 voucher code in the post below.  Anyone can use it- just once per person though.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My first giveaway!

Do you know about jasmere?  It is this awesome website that offers a different deal everyday, usually from small companies.  Jasmere uses a social shopping method, in that greater numbers of buyers mean lower prices for everyone!  It is so fun to buy something, and then at the end of the day your card is charged less than you expected!  Everyone pays the same low price after the deal is over.  I first heard about jasmere in a magazine, and since I joined I have bought several things both as gifts and for myself. (and even won a free tote bag because I was a fan of the day on facebook.  you should go "like" jasmere on facebook for your chance to win too!!).  Sometimes the deals are products, and sometimes the deals are voucher codes that you can use to shop on the company's website.

Anyway, so here's the deal.  Two lucky winners will each win a $10 discount code to jasmere.  It can only be used one time, and expires on 12/1/2010.

Join jasmere here.  You can get an email every day telling you what that days deal is and the starting price.

You can earn three entries into this giveaway.
  • Join jasmere, and leave a comment telling me that you did (or that you already have joined)
  • Become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment telling me that you did (or that you already are one)
  • Blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment with the link to your blog.
Be sure to leave a different comment for each entries.  AND- if I don't know you in real life, please leave me some way to get in contact with you.

The giveaway will close on this Thursday night at 8pm.  Only comments left before that time will be eligible.

And if you don't win, don't worry.  Everyone is a winner here!  I have a code that everyone can use one time per jasmere account for $5 off.  It also expires 12/1/2010.  This is a great chance to get a great deal on some Christmas gifts.  Here's the code:  SF1BCF37A6

Happy shopping!  (ps I do feel obligated to let you know that I will be rewarded somehow if I am the person who has the most shoppers use their $5 off codes.)  But I seriously love jasmere and look at this site everyday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Weekend

This weekend I was pretty busy, as usual.  Friday I was supposed to pick up my sister from school, but she ended up being sick, so I stayed at home with her.  It is really not that fun being stuck at home with a sick kid.  :)  I also went to the last card meeting of the year (which my sister told me should be called a card fest and not a card meeting because all you do at a meeting is talk about boring things. haha.)  where I helped make precisely 50 million thank you cards.  I even bought some of the thank you cards at the sale at church on Sunday.  I plan to use these if I get any graduation presents (hint hint).

I went out to eat with a couple of friends that I never get to see on Saturday. I also went and picked up my angel tree kid and started doing some of the shopping for her.  I have a 3 year old girl and I got her some really awesome stuff, including some light up tennis shoes.  Who doesn't like light up sparkly shoes???

Sunday I did a lot more shopping.  I got 2 baby presents and 1 shirt for $3, so I'd say that was successful!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!

It's Veteran's Day!  A big thank you to those that have served our country both in the past and present!

I really have the day off today, but they let me work today and have tomorrow off.  I am all about long weekends, and let me tell you, I have some big time party plans tomorrow like going to the grocery store and an elementary school carnival.  I am also glad that they let me work today because I have class tonight ( my school does not celebrate Veteran's Day, I suppose), and I did not want to be off all day and then still have to go to class tonight.

I did have a job interview yesterday.  It was an hour of questions/answers and an hour of a computer exercise.  It was interesting, I suppose.  Today I got an email for 2 online tests that I have to fill out, so we will see what happens.  I am also planning on attending a speed mixer (which is really awkward, haha) next Thursday, so maybe I will come across some job opportunities through that experience.

I don't have anything major planned for this weekend, just a bunch of little things here and there, but hopefully it will be a fun one!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I went to Branson this past weekend.  Five of us went there for a little girls' weekend/shopping trip.  We had a good time and practically shopped til we dropped.  :)  I had the intention of buying Christmas gifts for other people, but I only got 4 gifts, and ended up with a bunch of shirts for myself from Banana Republic and Gap.  We shopped at Tanger Outlets and also at the Branson Landing.  Here is a picture of our group before shopping at the Branson Landing.
We sure were tired after all that shopping.  I would say that it was a successful trip!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Last night, I went to see Wicked.  It was very good, although I did stay out way past my bed time on a school night.  :)  Here is a picture of the girls before the show started:
We had a fun time!  I also have a test tonight at 6 that I have not really studied for.  I looked over my notes a little, but I am just not motivated for this class.  I mean, I barely studied for the last test and I got a 97, so I have some wiggle room.  I know that is not a good attitude... but really, just telling the truth.

And today I am working on my graduation announcements!  Woo!!  Only 5 more weeks until I get a free night again!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Weekend Recap

This weekend was super busy, as usual.  Friday night, we had an event at my church where several 5th and 6th graders from different Methodist churches got together and we went trick or treating for UNICEF.  I don't know how much money we raised, but it was a good time.  People were kind of shocked I think when we showed up on their doorstep asking for donations.  A lot of people tried to give the kids candy.  Then Karen and Ashley came over to decorate.  Here are some of the decorations:
Saturday was a busy, busy day.  I ran all over town to some estate sales and garage sales and thrift stores looking for a table for my entryway.  Still no luck.  I did find one at an estate sale, but it was already sold.  I also had a few things to pick up at Sams.  After I got home I had to clean and start cooking for the Halloween party that night.  Here are some of the things I made:

A pumpkin cake (that was really carrot cake) and mummy dogs!  I thought the mummy dogs were especially cute, and super quick and easy to make!

All kinds of characters showed up to the party.  I was a band nerd, in case you can't tell.  Here are some of the other guests.

I had a visor as part of my costume too, but I took it off shortly after everyone got there because it was itchy and hot!!!  There were many other characters there too, but I failed to take a picture with everybody.

Last night I patiently waited for trick or treaters, but we ended up only having about 10-15.  I still have some candy left over.  I was trying to be very generous with passing out the candy so that I didn't have any leftover.  Oh well. I am sure it will get eaten.

I hope you had a good Halloween weekend!