Sunday, October 3, 2010


I'm checking out at Publix (that's a grocery store here)
and the girl bagging my groceries says to the cashier
"I'm just back from break. I ate 3 doughnuts and I am so hyper!"
I turned to the hubs, gave him a nudge and said "Lightweight"
We were both dying laughing the whole way to the car.

I hope my skinny friends get this  :)
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yeah, I did it!

Thanks everyone for all your comments about my food raiser for the Humane Society!
As you all predicted it was a HUGE success  :)
We collected 3145 pounds of food
(yep, that's over a ton of food. cool, huh?)


plus the Humane Society gets 10% of sales for the day and there were a LOT of people there.
I also partnered with Petco and they are matching the donations
(hopefully..cause thats a lot more food than I ever thought possible)
AND Petco is going to continue collecting donations till the end of the year!

So, pretty successful considering I didn't think anyone would show ;)

Have a great day!
and I promise to stop talking about it now, heh

Thursday, September 23, 2010

If you live near Tampa please visit me Sunday!


I LOVE television but FOX not so much anymore.
I'm not intentionally not watching... I don't think.
but since my favorite show, Sarah Connor Chronicles was cancelled
I guess I don't have much faith in FOX anymore.
So I don't watch the programs anymore.
I mean they brought us the X Files and now we have Fringe? Yuck
I realize they got a new pres..from NBC....
Maybe thats why the network seems so so now.
Anyhow, just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mad Men: I have fallen

Last year when I read all the Mad Men posts..I just didn't get it.
Now, I hate to miss it and I re-watch it on demand :)
Thanks Ladies

I've really liked the show that pays before it too, Rubicon

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ugly Betty

The TV Guide Chanel had reruns of Ugly Betty today
I can't believe how much I miss it  :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Guess what the problem was

So I've been trying to sign on to site meter to check it out.
I couldn't figure out why a kept getting the error message.
Turns out the hubs put a block on my computer so pages that
try to send me a cookie are blocked.
Yep, all this time it was me  :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Site Meter

I was reading Preppy Pink Croc's blog and she was talking about Site Meter
Has anyone else used this?
I've been trying to sign on since I read it but the site has been unavailiable.
Has it maybe been turned off?
Have you heard?
ok, just tried it again and getting "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
anyone else having trouble?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This heat has got me down

Hi All
Hope everyone is having a super weekend!
Living in Florida is a blessing and a curse.
It is so hot and humid today, it's really got me down.
We went to a lovely party at the hubs bosses house yesterday
and the 'que was fantastic. ;)
Today we are having supper at Ella's.
I've never been but it was recommended by a friend
they are supposed to have excellent soul food so
I'm looking forward to it.
I haven't had any since I lived in Georgia.
So although I feel like a slug I will move for food  :)
Can't wait to see your posts this week and keep the comments coming
I love to read them

Friday, August 27, 2010

Just trying to figure out google analytics :)

Hungry animals aren’t picky; they’ll take whatever you can give to Casper’s Cupboard at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Please come Load 'Em Up Sunday September 26th at Texas Roadhouse Wesley Chapel from 11:30am to 8pm to donate bags of dog and cat food.

We are all familiar with the amazing job the team at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay does to save abused, abandoned & neglected pets. In 2008 the amazing recovery of one animal, Casper, was the impetus for Casper’s Cupboard the HSTB Food Bank. Brought in near death, Casper had been starved & wasn’t expected to live. However, the love & kindness provided by the team of professionals at HSTB gave him a second chance. Now other animals have an opportunity for a second chance too. Casper’s Cupboard has helped hundreds of families keep their pets. No one wants to surrender their pet because they can't afford to feed them. Casper's Cupboard provides free pet food to families who are experiencing financial hardship. It’s such an amazing story but it is only one of hundreds of miracles performed at HSTB every year.

You’re probably wondering how you can help. During our event GFWC New Tampa Juniors & Juniorettes will be collecting pet food. In addition, Texas Roadhouse will give 10% of every sale of food and drink to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Come in Sunday September 26, 2010 from 11:30am to 8pm with a bag of food and a smile.

Present this card to your server at Texas Roadhouse Wesley Chapel and 10% of the sale will be donated to HSTB.

Please use call ahead seating (813) 907-8188

Many thanks to Texas Roadhouse Wesley Chapel for their amazing support of the GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club & the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

For more information please visit our website.

Texas Roadhouse

26409 Silver Maple Pkwy

Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543

(813) 907-8188

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TA DA! The flyer for my food raiser ;)

Isn't it great?
designed by Lisagh
at Grosgrain Garage

for more information  :)  YEAH

or the event page on facebook

Monday, August 16, 2010

I know I'm nutty....

Ok, got the sale papers yesterday and target has watercolor paint sets for 50 cents!

So I have decided what to do with my crayon stash!
I'm going to make little art boxes for the migrant children for christmas!
It will have the crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, glue, construction paper & coloring paper and of course watercolor paints :)
I'll make a special box for each of them to hold their supplies with their names on it and maybe if I find some stickers later on...but that's what I have decided to do with my cases of crayons! YEAH!

I LOVE art supplies. My mom got them for me every christmas and I never got tired of them. :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What is a kiniption? Can I have one?

  I am planning a huge (for me) event to raise food for Casper's Closet
and I'm getting pretty anxious because my partners seem to be putting things off.

All except 1! Lisagh @ Grosgrain Garage, THANK YOU
Lisah designed the ad for my event and thank goodness cause it is amazing!
Photos of the super fab ad when it's approved by all the boards
coming soon.

This is Casper. He was found tied up in a couples back yard here in Tampa.
He was so emaciated they didn't think he would live.
In his honor the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
renamed their food bank
"Casper's Cupboard"
Unfortunately the food bank is empty most days
so together with the New Tampa Woman's Club and Texas Roadhouse
I'm managing a food drive.
Lord, what have I gotten myself into?
It started out really small just maybe collecting dog & cat food from
our members during the monthly meetings
to everyone wanting to participate and having a giant all day party.
I'm so nervous and I really want this to go well.
I was at the Humane Society yesterday to get our plans on track
and the room where the food bank is was filled with people.
When I went into my meeting there were only about 10 bags of food
left but the room was still full.
I feel for them. I really do because no wants to let their pet go hungry.
So I'm going to try my best not to get frazzled and make this
the best food drive ever!

Your tips, suggestions, words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I have a problem.....

It seems pretty obvious that I have a shopping problem.
I was at Wal-Mart this morning getting a gift card for my sister for her birthday.
(I know..I haven't been able to turn her to the red side)

When I saw a giant sign that said
Crayola Crayons  .25 cents

There are 24 crayons in that little box for 25 cents!
I bought a case.

Am I teaching? NO
Do I have children? NO
So what are my plans for 48 boxes of crayons?
um, not sure yet.  :)  but they are just so darn cute!

And what an amazing deal.  I remember when I was searching for stuff to fill easter baskets these suckers were $2.00!

Maybe I'll go back and get the markers for $1.00

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Club Membership

Isn't being in a woman's club like a sorority?
I didn't pledge in college, so I'm not sure
but it seems like if we are willing to volunteer
to assist the underprivileged we should be
willing to help our sisters too, right?

So why don't clubs have job boards?
I read a blog of a friend in a club/league/sorority
and she is desperate for a job
but neither of our clubs have a job board
to help club woman.
Does anyone know why that is?
Is it some sort of Taboo?
If we know about an opening, shouldn't we relay that
to our sisters/friends first?
That's the whole networking part of membership, right?

Please let me know what you think.
Cause I think it's very strange but I have only been a
member for a year so I'm not sure if I should
approach the executive board about it.

Thanks so much for your help ladies!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Preppy Pink Crocodile: Palm Beach Cookies

The Preppy Pink Crocodile mentioned these on her blog today and they look so yummy I decided to share. They are called Palm Beach Cookies and here is the sccop from her site:

"The fabulous Laura over at A Dozen Eggs is at it again, working her cookie genius! Look at these prep-tastic Lilly-like cookies. The Palm Beach Collection. Love love love! The perfect treat for your favorite prep. Because not only do they look amazing, but they taste great too. Do you see the glass of lemonade cookies? Beyond fantastic!", Preppy Pink Crocodile.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Shopoholic in Alabama

Hey ladies, I know I've been talking about her a lot this week but she is really having some amazing giveaways. Here is the information on the next one. I'd never heard of this ETSY store before but when I went to take a's exactly the type of place i LOVE!
Here's the info, Have a great day!

Welcome to Day Six of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to Shannon at the lovely Etsy Shop, The Preppy Ladybug, for sponsoring our Day Six giveaway! By now, my love of custom stationery, address labels, and party decor is well documented! When Shannon contacted me and I was introduced to her creations, I fell in love! I know you all are going to love this line too!

Today's giveaway is a set of one of The Preppy Ladybug's best selling items, the Bumblebee Honeycomb Address Label Stickers and a set of the Bumblebee Honeycomb Flat Correspondence note cards. I don't know about you, but I think these pink and green bumblebees are the cutest things ever! One lucky Shopaholic reader will receive this set, personalized with their desired information.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back to School

It's one of my favorite times of year ladies!
I opened todays paper and found tons of
wonderful office supplies on special deal!
I LOVE back to school and the specials
on school supplies!
Yum, the smell of paper and post its
binders and notebooks
all beautiful and pink
Have a great day!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Have you seen this?

Preppy Princess is offering two items for Shopaholic in Alabama's Birthday Giveaway celebration! For the first item, the winner will have their choice of either a Lilly Pulitzer umbrella in the new prints Checking In or White Zin OR a Lilly Pulitzer Laptop sleeve in the new prints Checking In or Patch Day.

For the second giveaway item, the lucky winner will receive their choice of prints in the new Lilly Pulitzer Koozies. The Koozies are available in Frisky Business, Checking In or Patch Day.

Run over NOW to sign up and win... (but not the umbrella cause I want the umbrealla, kay?)

Have a great day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Epsilon Sigma Omicron

As a member of the Junior Woman's Club I was eligable to pledge Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO). A honorary educational society that provides clubwomen with a structured reading program that stimulates a desire for self-improvement. The goal is to:
•Encourage clubwomen's pursuit of higher education
•Create an additional means to unite women in volunteerism
•Develop a support network for women returning to school
•Improve current and develop new study skills
•Stimulating systematic home reading and study with minimal supervision
•Encouraging the establishment of home libraries and greater use of public libraries
•Encouraging the formation of reading/study/discussion groups
Members can participate in ESO as part of a reading group or on their own. The program provides membership, awards and certificates, pins, reading lists, and a framework in which to pursue continued self-improvement through reading. Many clubs combine club programming with ESO related activities, such as reading awareness and book promotion.

I love to read and part of what I love about the group is getting together with other women like myself to discuss stories. We don't talk about politics or the oil spill or the crazy things kids say and I love it.
We also don't all read the same book. We read whatever we want and when we meet we tell eachother about it. One of the things that always turned me off book groups was the arguments people get in about character development or the deeper meaning of so and so. This group is very relaxed and escentually we give tips on whats great to read. I belong to the fiction lovers group and the book I read today was fabu.

Thin Rich & Pretty
beth harbison

I wasn't sure about this one when I picked it up. It was recommended by amazon based on my searches. I have to tell you they were right on. It really was a coming of age story. One I found HILARIOUS. So of the things these girls did, I did myself...except for the stealing but I'm sure that was just the authors way of keeping me engaged  ;)
In any case it was lovely.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Tampa Junior Womens Club

It's that time of year ladies
when we start looking for new recruits.
We have some amazing events planned and you can be a part of the adventure.
Join us. A new member orientation has been scheduled for
August 18th at 7pm at Winestyles in Wesley Chapel

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Oh My GOD!
remember last week I blogged about a giveaway

for this adorable Stella and Dot necklace?


I can't believe it!

Same Sweet Girls blog is so adorable
and I am so grateful

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Maybe it's just me...

but I think Ugg
is ugly
they look like my grannys bedroom slippers
This is one trend I will never understand

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I just got my electric bill and it's 302.56!
Holy Cow
We have lived in this house for 12 years
and I have never had one that high
I think around 260 was the highest
e ghad
and I really wanted that Furla Handbag
from Ideeli on Monday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I just finished reading...

Vengeance in Death

It's not scary like it sounds

It's a mystery and it was very good

JD Robb is actually Nora Roberts
who writes romance novels
but the "In Death"
series are futuristic mysteries with a little hubba hubba on the side  ;)

This is the 6th in the series and I've decided to read them all.
So far there are 36 books and I have read 24.
I wish I could have read them all in a row
then I would understand the character development a little better.
But there is a long que for this particular series so when
I get an email from the library that says one is availiable I run over to
snap it up. heh

This is partly the reason my original goal to post
3 days a week has gone to the wayside

Have a great day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Talbots SALE

Remember a couple months ago when everyone was buzzing about Talbots?
Well I have really become a super huge fan.
I placed an online order and went by the size guide rather than my usual size
When it arrived it fit perfectly and looked beautiful.
I haven't been into a Talbots retail store since I was 5 or 6.
That was my Grans favorite and I guess I always figured it was for old ladies. hehe

Anyway, I had seen a beautiful top that I loved in INSTYLE magazine last month
but I could not afford it at the time so I tore out the page and put it in my little wish basket.

Today I went to the website and it is 50% off plus an additional 30%
Can you say AWSOME!
So I snached it right up..unfortuanately the dress that I love is out of stock but still FABU!
but since they are practically giving things away I added a few more items to my basket

OOoh, I can't wait for this delivery!
and these are perfect for my women's club meetings
cute but cool!


Have a great day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Have you seen...

The new Lilly Pulitzer Tote
at Barnes and Noble?

Only 69.99

and I'm sure there is a coupon code somewhere you can use

Plus there is free shipping.

Can't beat that

Have a great day!

Looky Looky


I know right, so head over NOW and enter!

and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Busy Bee :)

Hello Ladies!

Just a quick note about an awsome giveaway of Stella & Dot

Head over to Same Sweet Girl to enter to win this fabu necklace.

I have been eyeing it for some time
it was one of the auction items for the Tampa Burn Center
and I didn't win that day
but have been thinking of it ever since  :)

Good Luck!