Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wendy's Boneless Chicken Wings Review

I love anything barbecued, but boneless chicken wings are by far my favorite. I was excited to try out the new boneless chicken wings that Wendy's now offers. Thursday night I had no desire to cook what-so-ever, so we headed to Wendy's and I got to try out the wings.

Trips to fast food restaurants are not normally a fun thing for me, my daughter can't sit still, and my son hates high chairs, so we grabbed the wings to go. I decided on the Honey BBQ Boneless Wings because I'm not a fan of anything spicy. I'm a little ridiculous actually, some pizza sauces are too spicy for me. I was a little worried that there would be some kind of spice that in the Honey BBQ wings that would set my taste buds on fire lol! But alas, there was not, and I was able to enjoy them.

They are hand tossed in their signature honey BBQ sauce. I was surprised with the amount of sauce, I like my wings drenched and they definitely were, with more than enough for all the wings. I would recommend using a fork, these are not a finger food. I figured that they might be a little hard around the edges, but I was wrong. They were tender and tasted great. They were some of the best wings I've had from a fast food place. And, they would have filled me up too, if my husband and daughter hadn't jacked about half of them! They come with anywhere from 8-10 in an order, I only got about 4!

The price is not bad either. Here in Missouri they are $3.99 for an order alone, and $5.99 for a Combo. There are three different wings to chose from, Bold Buffalo, Honey BBQ, and Sweet & Spicy Asian Boneless Wings.

Thanks to Mom Central and Wendy's for letting me try out the new Boneless Chicken Wings!!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog and giveaway campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Wendy’s and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I heart Swagbucks... and Target... and you! ~Giveaway~

WOOT!! Thanks to Swagbucks, I finally have $100 in Amazon gift cards! My goal was to have 100 bucks saved by Thanksgiving. I'm very proud of myself for not impulse buying spending it!

Search & Win

If you've never heard of Swagbucks then you should definitely check it out. It's a search engine that is powered by Google and You use it just like any other search engine, except that you get rewarded! Every search is a chance to win! Swag Bucks can be won in denominations $1-$5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. (I've never got the $100, but I'm still hoping!) You save your swagbucks until you have enough to go shopping in the swag store. It's only 45 Swagbucks for a $5 amazon gift card! There are a lot of other great prizes too. Like this hot Zune 4 GB Video MP3 Player , trading cards, collectibles, and even pay pal gift cards!
When you Sign up you get started with 3 swagbucks. And if you refer friends you get 1 swagbuck for every one they do, up to 100!

SO, I decided that since I totally rock for saving those amazon gift cards that I would reward YOU! Yes, you! Because I love my readers! One lucky reader will win a $15 Target gift card! (because it's my all time favorite store!)
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sex and the Suburbs

This week, the Wise Young Mommy weighs in on the wonderful world of porn. She's not a big fan of it, but she'll give it a shot for the sake of her marriage - and the love of Robert Pattinson.

Eden Fantasys Winner

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My Nugget has figured out how to get around the baby gate, and takes off when I look at him! He thinks it's a game, and he loves to be chased!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of school!

So I took my daughter to her very first day of school a little over an hour ago, and I'm still crying. Yes, I feel like a big goof! It's only preschool!! It's only for 3 hours a day! But still I am a blubbering mess!
She was totally excited, and got right in line when the teacher called her. I got a half hug, and she was off! Already making friends before she even got in the door! My baby girl is not a baby anymore.
My husband said, "They all gotta go to school, it's just another chapter baby, you don't need to cry!"
To that I say KISS IT!
I can't believe she is already in school, I can't believe it's gone by so fast! Next thing I know she will be saying goodbye and on her way to college! Okay so maybe I am being a little dramatic, but hey, that is a mom's right!!

Ready to go!

She was tired of all the pictures!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

$500 Walmart gift card giveaway at A Happy Hippy Mom!

Thanks to Walmart and Rockfish Interactive, A Happy Hippy Mom gets to giveaway a $500 gift card to Walmart!!! Who couldn't use that??? I know I could! To enter her great giveaway head on over and ENTER TO WIN NOW!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Piggy Paint Review and Giveaway!

My daughter loves to paint her nails, and I love to watch her do it! It's cute because she sticks her tongue out while she's doing it to get it "just right"! The only thing I don't like about it is the harsh chemicals and smells. I was happy to try out Piggy Paint, and my daughter was thrilled with the color, Candy-Coated! We got our sample of Piggy Paint and we painted her nails on Friday. It's still on and it still looks pretty good. There hasn't been any chips or cracking, and the color still looks as vibrant as when we put it on. My daughter has claimed the bottle as hers, and keeps it in her purse!

The thing I like most about Piggy Paint is that it's odorless. The normal smell of nail polish is too much for me! Now we can paint our nails anytime, not just when the baby is another room, and we open the windows! Of course I like the fact that it's Non-toxic also. It's an all natural product that will not hurt my daughter, and it's something she loves. It's a win win situation! And, it's made by a mom that has two little princesses of her own, so you know that if it's good enough for her kiddos, that she puts her all into it!

Piggy Paint is also Eco-friendly! They ship all their products in 100% reused peanuts from their local community. On their site they also have ideas to use Piggy Paint as a Learning Tool. There are a lot of great ideas there!

Here's a little more information from the Piggy Paint website:
Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish the safe nail polish choice for children?

*Water-based formula
*Fun, vibrant colors
*Dries to a hard, durable finish

Wanna Buy It? Use the code HAWK15L for 15% off anything on the site including sale items! It expires October 31, 2009.
Spend over $25 and domestic shipping is FREE! They ship worldwide!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Nugget!!

A year ago today at 4:48 pm, my little man graced us with his presence! I thought that day would never come, it was a long nine months (as you can see I was GIGANTIC!) and it was pure bliss the first time I held him! We started trying for him when my daughter was a year old, and even though it took 3 years, he was worth the wait!

So many milestones, roadblocks, and trials have come this past year! I cannot believe my little bundle of joy is NOT SO LITTLE NOW!! But still a joy! He has grown so much, and he is a little pig! He eats more than his sister, and has since he was 8 months old! Here is is at 8 months being a ham, (it's what he does best!)

Saturday he started walking, now I'm in for a world of trouble! It's so cute watching him stumble around. When he falls it's "Ohhhh" every time! Lately he has had a thing with headbutting anything near him, just to get a laugh out of his sister! He is already a class clown, and will do anything to get her to laugh. I think she is his favorite person. He says "nana" for Savannah, "ma mom" for me, and "dad dad" for Daddy! It's "Uh Oh" anytime he drops something, and "ewww" for poop!
Here he is enjoying his birthday cake! My camera died, but for future reference, blue icing is NOT a good idea!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Dvd Giveaway!

Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is having a great DVD giveaway sponsored by PBS Kids. You can win 2 Brand New Sid the Science Kid DVDs and a New Dive Olly Dive DVD! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on August 17th and enter to win!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Consumer Queen

Consumer Queen has a great giveaway going on right now! Enter to win a $500 WalMart gift card for back to school shopping!! It ends tonight, so hurry!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sex in the Suburbs~ The Dry Spell

Sex and the Suburbs: The Dry Spell

Not so nice post

Just a warning, I sound like a beeyotch in this post. Seems like I generally only blog about the good parts of my life. The things that I'm not ashamed to put out there for everyone to read. This post probably wont be that way, so if your easily offended, ya might wanna step away!!

I'm pissed off. I've been pissed off since Monday, and I don't think it's going away any time soon. We are behind on our bills, yes even the cable/Internet bill. After rent is due every month we have about 2 hundred dollars left over. How do you decide which bill to pay, when you only have so much money to go around? Well, we pay a little to this and a little to that. Always living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm freakin tired of it. I'm tired of stressing. SICK of it, like you wouldn't believe.

Monday morning gets here this week, and it had already started bad, and here comes the light company knocking on my door. Yes, I know I'm behind. But I still pay something every month. Were sinking here, but there is still a payment OF SOME KIND, every month. The guy is as rude as could be, I know it's his job, but he didn't have to be rude. The conversation:

Him:"We need 364.00 today, or your service will be disconnected."
ME:"I don't have that much, can you see if you guys can take $200?"
HIM: "No, they send me out here with this little piece of paper (holding it up, like I'm blind), and if you don't pay that much, I shut it off, it's a simple as that. Do you have it or not?"
ME: (getting angry) "I have to call my husband."

Then he hands me the paper, and turns to go shut it off!! I'm like wait a freakin minute. So he waits, and I call Jason. In a hurry he says "call my dad, and see if we can borrow $150, and I can pay him on Thursday". The whole time I'm trying to get it figured out, the guy is saying "I have other places I need to be lady". Well, no shit?? Do ya really think I want to be standing here, dealing with this? No. I don't really.

I call my father in law, (almost in tears because I don't want to ask) and he says yes. He had to call in and use a debit card. Well he paid the whole thing off!! Not just the $364.00 that was needed that day, but the current bill as well. Almost $600 dollars!! I'm so so so grateful that he paid it, but I couldn't help but think, "how the hell will we pay that back???" When he tells me that WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY IT BACK, the waterworks really kick in. I honestly don't know what we would do without him.

So, after the little roller coaster of emotions on Monday, Tuesday morning comes and BAM!! Our water gets shut off!!! This I knew was gonna happen eventually. Water is the bill every month that gets put off since we don't have to pay a lot. Not to mention I have had problems getting our bill since we moved in. I have not received a bill in 6 months, and that's after calling to let them know twice.

Another $350 dollar shot! Really? I mean why not 6 hundred? So, after stressing AGAIN, and refusing to call my father in law, I am drained. I'm done. I get it worked out, and find another hundred dollars and get it paid that day. I had to borrow money, again. Well it's now two days later, and I stink. Why? Because my water is STILL NOT ON!!!

It was supposed to be Tuesday night, and then Wednesday. And now it's supposed to be today. After my very rude call to customer service yesterday, I wouldn't be surprised it they don't turn in on til Monday. I couldn't stop myself. I was rude. And I hate that, because I've been in customer service. I know there job is not all that great, and the lady that I was talking to, it was not her fault. It was MY fault for letting it get that far behind. But I was rude. My bad. (I really hate that saying)

I HATE that I had a utility turned off. We have always found a way to make things work until now. 7 years on my own, and this is the first time any of our utilities have been disconnected. I hate it so much because when I was a kid, something was always getting shut off. My mom was a single mother and did her best, but something always get disconnected. I never want my kids to feel the way I did, and it happened. I'm beating myself up over this, and I feel like a horrible mother. I hate this feeling.

So, Wednesday gets here. And before my husband leaves for work I, like a moron, say, "So, whats gonna go wrong today"?

Stupid question.

He almost gets fired. Lovely. He talks his way out of it. Thanks God.

But at the same time, he can no longer get metal. It was his "side job" They have let him take the metal that they are throwing away, and he takes it to the scrap yard when he is off. That brings in about $100 bucks a week. GONE. It's gone. Now, they are going to keep it, and use the money to buy everyone lunch on Saturdays. Yippee!! They get lunch, and we are screwed!!!!!

I know I sound like an asshole. I know I do. But I'm pissed. At the whole situation. And there is nothing anyone can do about, except us. I want to work. I have a feeling that when I do, I will be working to pay a baby sitter. That sucks. Everything has hit us at once. I knew it was coming, but WOW! Couldn't the powers that be have spaced it out a little???

The whole time I've been writing this there has been some kind of insect stuck somewhere in my computer desk. It keeps chirping. It's making me crazy, and I can't find it!

Well, if you have made it this far, thanks for reading my not so nice post. Hopefully this will be the last one for a while.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eden Fantasys Giveaway!

Eden Fantasys is the place to go for all your bedroom needs! They have everything you can imagine, from lingerie to Adult Sex Toys! About a week ago I did a full review of the Eden Fantasys website, here. Now they would like to offer one lucky reader a $25 gift card good for any merchandise on their site!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

My blogging buddy

Every night after the kiddos are in bed, I get on the computer. The last 3 nights I have had company! From here on out, I can't be blamed for typos! ;)

Ready for school...almost!

So getting Noodle ready for school is not as easy as I thought it was going to be! She is starting preschool, and the first letter I got said she only needed a backpack. Ok, that's awesome! Well, the second letter said a few more things, and when we meet the teacher she will need even more supplies. WTH? It's good though, my sister in law has shelled out way over $100 bucks for supplies this year, I definitely cannot complain!

What kind of school clothes do you buy for a preschooler? She has plenty of nice t shirts, a few dresses, and a ton of jeans. Do I really need to buy much more? I'm going to get the basics like socks and what not. But I don't think I'm gonna go crazy buying clothes. Getting new clothes used to be my favorite part of going back to school, poor kid, she's not getting that this year! Between all the grandparents and us, she gets new clothes all year round, so I think she will be alright.

I find myself getting more and more excited and less sad about her going to school. I can't wait to see the things she brings home from school, and the little field trips, and the friends, and class parties...

Yes, I'm excited! As horrible as it sounds, I'm also excited for me. I get a little break during the day, and I will be able to get in some much needed bonding time with my little man. I say all this now, but I'm sure on the first day of school I will be bawling like a baby! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ouchies Giveaway Winners!!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

See Kai Run Fall Collection

See Kai Run has done it again! Made me drool that is! They just put out their Fall Collection, and they are even more adorable than before!
Go CHECK THEM OUT! They are having a giveaway for a seasons worth of shoes!
Are these not the most adorable little girls shoes you have ever seen? My niece would look so cute wearing them!

I would love these for my son!