New SwagCode

Hello Everyone!
There is a new SwagCode out!
Worth 15 big ones!
It can be entered until 5pm PST.
So hurry hurry hurry!!

If you aren't already signed up...
just click HERE and start earning SwagBucks!

Mineral Make Up

The bff over at Elements Of Jenn got me to start using Bare Escentuals,
I can not express how much I LOVE this makeup. 
It is light weight. Feels like i'm not wearing anything.
It's WONDERFUL for my skin!

Who has checked out my post on my favorite places to shop
If you have you have seen my love for a site called RueLaLa.
(drum roll please!)
RueLaLa currently has Bare Escentuals!!!
I am trying to decide right meow what wonderful things I want to buy!!
With prices like the (originally) $102 "Rose Gold" kit for ONLY $49, I am likely to buy everything that they have!!
(If you are reading this *Cpt Mac*, I won't buy "everything"... just MOST everything! ;))


Enter to Win Fresh Water Pearl Earrings!

Hello everyone!
Check out this awesome giveaway at WhoDoesn'tLoveCoupons!!
They are giving away one pair of Fresh Water Pearl Earrings!!
The earrings are from -- Check em' out!

Also, starting Friday they will be giving away a custom blog design (by me!) worth $50!!

Enjoy the giveaways!!

20 Free Swag Bucks

There is a SwagCode out that will get you 20 easy SwagBucks!
Just go to the SwagBucks Blog and begin the scavenger hunt.
Don't want to search for the code?
First follow me (must be publicly) & then...
I will give you some hints... ;-)
Most likely I will just give you the whole code!

Good luck if you choose to search instead! :)


Nuff' Said...

"The Army is my husband's mistress, and sometimes that b*tch gets all the attention."

Who Wants A Free Blog Design??

I am trying to build my portfolio and am going to be giving away TWO free blogger blog designs! Who wants to win? To enter, you can do one (or all!) of the following:

  1. Follow My Blog
  2. Follow Me On Facebook
  3. Post About This Giveaway On Your Blog **(UPDATE: Posting about this giveaway on your blog will earn you 10, count em TEN extra entries!!)
  4. Tweet About This Giveaway
For each entry, please post a separate comment and **include the link** to your post, tweet, FB, etc... Deadline to enter is Thursday, April 1st @ 11:59pm PST. Winner will be announced Friday and be chosen by

*Free Blog Design includes Header, Background, && Signature ONLY! 
**iStockphoto's and illustrations are extra $$! There are not included in this giveaway. I'm just givin away my mad skills ;)

How To Color and Make A Custom Zhu Zhu Pet

This past Christmas I bought...err... Santa brought *Lil Man* zhu zhu pets for Christmas. Cute right? Well, since Christmas he has lost one, broken one, and the third ran out of batteries. Since they are easier to find now (gotta love the Christmas rush!) I decided to send *R* one for Easter and I told *Lil Man* that hopefully the Easter bunny would bring him one as well. I didn't want just the regular old zhu zhu pet! I wanted something special and unique! After I started looking online for them I saw how ridiculously expensive the "custom" pets were. So I made my own! You can too! All you need is: Fabric Markers, one zhu zhu pet (preferably white!), and a little bit of coloring skills!

I picked up these markers from a local craft store. They had all sorts of different colors, packages, prices, tip sizes... TONS! I picked these because they are "Easter colors" and because they have two different tips...I wasn't sure which I would need.

I couldn't find 'Chunk' the all white zhu zhu pet so I picked up 'Jilly' the pink and white zhu zhu pet. You can find zhu zhu pets just about anywhere now... Wal mart, Fred Meyer, Target, Walgreens, Toys R Us, etc. Check out their WEBSITE to see what stores carry them near you.

Remove the zhu zhu from the box and decide what you want it to look like. We decided on pink and purple, because those colors are perfect for a princess! Since Jilly the hamster was already pink we only colored the white portions purple. The fine brush tip side of the marker was used on the white fur that was nearest the pink fur. Next we colored the rest of the white fur with the thick bullet tip side.

Ta-Da! We now have our very own custom Easter zhu zhu pet hamster! (The purple areas dried to a nice lavender color and it doesn't look as 'wet' as the picture makes it.) Now you can know how to color and make your very own custom zhu zhu pet! I have heard of people coloring the pets with kool-aid, spray paint, and all sorts of other things. I suggest using the fabric markers because they are non-toxic, the fur dries and stays soft, it is permanent, and it takes only minutes to have a perfect custom zhu zhu pet!

Have fun!


New Jobby Job

I just started a new jobby job. Training has been killing me, no fun at all! I worked almost ten hours today which leaves no time for bliggity blog updates. On the good side... I got to eat Olive Garden breadsticks... YUM!! That's right, they are opening an Olive Garden where I live and I get to be a part of the opening crew!! Bartending, always fun!

I promise to not be too terribly distant after next week. I also start school on Monday which will be quite hectic... Husband deployed, School, work, blog, kids... (not in that order of course!) Just madness!!


A good laugh...

I have seen this once or twice before but wanted to share it with everyone who hasn't seen it. Enjoy! Everyone needs to "LOL" every once in a while!

What do you see in this picture....?

After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:

Dear Ms. Davis,
want to be very clear on my child's illustration. It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This drawing is of me selling a shovel.
Mrs. Harrington


20 Free Swag Bucks

Search & Win

Hello My Swag Buckin Friends!! Go enter "HelloDST" without the quotes to receive 20 swagbucks! Happy Saturday afternoon!! If you aren't already signed up you can do so HERE!! Start earning swagbucks to redeem for prizes!!


A Veteran

A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America', for an amount up to, and including their life'. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact! (Thanks Liana! I love this!)

And what better ways to thank our service members than by offering a FREE Bloomin' Onion from Outback during the month of March!!

Don't forget about this contest! Do you know a military member that could use a lifetime supply of boots? The Converse Military Boots For Life Contest is searching for the most worn-out pair of boots in the world! Click here to submit a photo of your battered boots, and you could win a lifetime supply of Converse boots - ends March 31st.


I Have An Idea!!

It's about 11pm right now, I was doing my usual nightly blog surfing when I came across a giveaway...

I did not enter this give away because over 200 people had already entered it and I thought, "there is no way I can win, what's the point..."

I'm right.
There is no way I can win... If I don't enter!!
Silly me.

I have seen almost 300 giveways in just ONE DAY!!
I would think if I entered every single one of those giveaways... I have a pretty good chance of winning, right?? Right!!

What I am going to start doing is entering these giveaway's and ALSO linking to them from my sight!

If you want to win just about every imaginable thing... Keep coming back!
See what I enter and then you can enter too!



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If you aren't just click HERE to sign up now!

Also, you can "Save&Earn" after you sign up.... HINT HINT!!! Just copy and paste the phrase in quotes to start out with 15 swagbucks!

What a deal!

Also go HERE, to read about some of my favorite places to make money and save money on the web!!

"My Husband Deployed Yesterday"... WON'T Get You Out Of A Speeding Ticket

Last night was more than a little rough. *Lil Man* and I stayed in the hotel, we had to get up this morning to take care of a few more things before we head to the in laws to live for the next few months (the picture to the right is their backyard view, uhhhmazzzing!!). Our list of errands included things like getting paint chips fixed on *Cpt Mac*'s new truck, finish picking out items from the showroom for our house... Wait! What house you ask? Well... two days before we had to say good bye for this deployment... we decided to build a house!! Yes, I know we are nuts! Talk about stress! Let's see... 1. Deployment 2. Building a house 3. Raising a two year old 4. Work 5. School... I'm sure I could add a few more items to my list of stressful events in my life! Oh well, push on! The busier I am the faster the end of deployment will be here! Let the countdown begin!

After our day full o' errands was coming to a close, it was time to drive the beast (aka-the new truck) back to our temporary home. On the road with my best friend TomTom! Well, TomTom decided he wanted me to take a new route home...maybe it was faster, maybe it was shorter, who knows! He took me off the highway and through a town, he also lied to me about what the speed limit was! Jerk! Next thing I know *Lil Man* is excited because a police man is talking to mommy! Yay! Turns out I was doing 66 in a 55, ouch. I'm not one to speed, especially with my son in the car. Then the cop asked for registration... ummm... It was a brand new truck, filled to the bursting point with everything imaginable, and I couldn't find it!! Uh-oh!! That's when I told him that it was my husband's truck and "He Deployed Yesterday". Well, Mr. Police Man took my license back to his car. All I could think about was how I was going to get arrested for not having the registration or insurance, or maybe the dealership had sold us a stolen car... ok ok, maybe not! But hey! I was nervous! Mr. Police Man walked back up to the beast and handed me my license...

(thank goodness! I got out of the ticket! please don't hand me a ticket! pretty please! Pretty pretty please!)

He kindly said "I dropped your ticket down for you."

(What, what?? Does that mean I'm off the hook?? It worked??!)

"I dropped it down to 65 in a 55mph. You have 15 days to respond to this citation."
(Whhhaaattt!?!? Really??!! You dropped my ticket down 1 mph!? Thanks dude!! How sweet of you! Did I mention my husband deployed YESTERDAY!!)

Needless to say, I switched my GPS over to a female voice and named it Sally. Men should really let women handle driving directions anyway! ;)