Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pardon My Apearance

I guess I am having a little technical difficulty with my blog. I have contacted Delicious Design Studio who desgined Just Talk and hopefully she will be able to help!!!
Please excuse my appearance until she can fix this!
Look out for my review and GIVEAWAY of Teething Bling from SmartMom at the end of the week!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - "Bulldog Playdate"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sending Thanks it Our Troops

Check out this website Let's Say Thanks.
It is a great website that gives you an opportunity to send a FREE printed postcard to a US Soilder stationed over seas with just 3 easy steps. Saw thanks to our troops for all they do!! The mission of Let's Say Thanks is to provide a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women.
The postcards, depicting patriotic scenes and hometown images, were selected from a pool of entries from children across the country.
All you have to do is click on your favorite design and either select the message that best expresses your sentiment or draft a personal note. The postcards are then printed on the Xerox iGen3® Digital Production Press and mailed in care packages by military support organization Give2TheTroops®.To date, more than 12,000 postcards have been mailed to soldiers. With the launch of www.LetsSayThanks.com, more soldiers can expect to receive messages from home.--
Xerox is committed to helping people across the nation express their gratitude to our troops overseas. The launch of this program is aimed at reminding them how much Americans appreciate their service.
Check out this site and send a card this Holiday Season!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dear BabiesRUs and your horrible Customer Service

So... this is email I sent BabiesRUs after all the horrible experiences I have had with them in the past few months. I think it's a pretty good email if I do say so myself!!!!
To whom it may concern:

I have been doing a lot of shopping at BabiesRUs lately as my sister is due in March. All I have to say is that I am so saddened and very, very disappointed with your store in the past few weeks! Every time I have tried to purchase something for my sister, at your store or over the phone, there has been a problem and a VERY rude employee at the other end of the situation. Numerous times things have been left out of the bag and I have had to return to the store to pick up the items. When I present the registry they forget to scan it and then I needed to return to the store to return the items and then repurchase them. It i so apparent that your employees do not value your customers with the way they speak to your customers in store as well as over the phone. Having a baby is supposed to be an exciting time for a family! Picking out baby clothes, toys, furniture, and accessories is also a huge part of that preparation. But when it is nothing but a hassle followed by a headache with no one polite to help you it becomes discouraging. I should want to shop at your store, not turn around and go somewhere else to buy gifts because I know I will be treated better. What should keep me coming back with everything that my family has experienced? I thought you should how one of your customers feels!
what do you think? I m still waiting for a response from them... But I won't hold my breathe!! They are such a big company I highly doubt they care about lil ole me!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Approaching the big 3 - 0

In a few months I am going to be thirty. There, i said it. I said it and I got it out of the way. This is something that I have been struggling alot with lately!! When I turned 29 I had a little bit of a meltdown becuase I couldn't believe I finally hit the last year in my 20's!! and that was a BIG deal to me!! I called it my early life crisis....I just always figured I'd be alot further along in my life then where I am now.. I thought I'd be in a better job making a TON of money(but don't we all?), I thought I'd be married, and have atleast 1 kid.

But as I stop and think about it I am really happy!! I have a great home on the beach, wonderful friends, a great family, a beautiful puppy, and an amazing man that loves me with all of his heart!! What more could a girl ask for? I think about it and have come to see that I am very lucky, luckier then some people and I should be very thankful for that!!

As I stop and think about turning 3o in March and I think about all the good things I have to look forward to and I smile!! I smile because I know that my 30th Birthday is going to kick off the rest of my life and happiness I have to look forward to... Brian and I have been talking more and more about getting engaged which is very exciting for me.. My 30's are hopefully going to bring me an engagement, a marriage, kids, and continued happiness!!

So I need to stop look at 30 as being old, I need to stop looking back at my 20's and being sad about everything I did and had. I need to focus on my 30's and all the good things I have to look forward to - cause I certainly have a ton to look forward to and that makes me happy and excitied!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

I made this Spinach & Artichoke Dip for a Thanksgiving appetizer to bring with us to my Aunts house and it was a HUGE hit... Everybody devoured it I thought to share my recipe...

  • 2 packages frozen, chopped spinach - thawed

  • 2 cans of quartered artichokes in water, chopped finely

  • 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups of light mayo

  • 1 TBLS of Crushed Redpepper

  • Half of a yellow onion, diced finely

  • dash of black pepper, salt, and garlic powder

Drain the water from the spinach and the artichokes. Add mayo, cheese, spices, and onion, mix well and place in a baking dish. Put in a preheated oven (350 degrees) and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and brown on top.

I served it with Tortilla Chips, Melba Toast, & Pita Chips... If you like tomatoes then you can deseed a tomato and chop it up and put right on top after it comes out of the oven. Not only does it add color but it makes it taste yummy as well... Enjoy!!