Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Picture Blogging

Sorry I have not blogged in a while. I got a new cell phone (yes, I waited to get the upgrade) and have been wanting to do some picture/email blogging, but every time I try it I get a "can not connect" or some kind of error message.

I am thinking I should of gotten one of those phones with a key pad because it takes me forever to key in the entry and then the darn thing doesn't send the message, so I have to start over again! I just give up. I'll try it later I say.

Anyway, if you guys ever get a text/picture blog from me it will read something like, "bb grl @ 8 yrs" she is only 4 so maybe I can get this working by then.

Here is a pic of my new phone. Cool and stylish. If I can only get the darn thing to send a pic message I would be in heaven.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Turkey Day!!

I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving surrounded by your family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Black Friday

Black Friday is soon approaching (the biggest shopping day of the year – the day after Thanksgiving) and do you know which stores you will be hitting? Probably not, but I have some help. You can go to and click a link to see the stores advertised specials. The website also has other useful information, so it is a good place to get started while you wait for the store flyers to arrive. Planning IS everything.

Also, if you are a Banana Republic fan, you can now get $20 off a $100 purchase or $50 off a $200 just by using code BRGIVING at checkout. They also have 20% off outerwear and jeans. Offer is valid till Nov. 27th.

Neiman Marcus has 30% off its already reduced items and if you purchase $175 you can get free shipping by using code HOLIDAY at checkout.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Run Katie, Run!

Does the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise pregnancy remind anyone of that Rosemary's Baby movie?? Creepy!!

Update - and now she is quiting her movie career to become a stay-at-home mom. Katie, I am telling you girl, RUN. Post a comment, I can get you out. I think it is too late for the baby, but save yourself.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Patch Warning

Article was taken straight from the Associated Press...

FDA issues warning for Ortho Evra patch

On Thursday the FDA issued a warning that the popular Ortho Evra birth control patch puts women at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects. Though Ortho McNeil's patch and the Ortho-Cyclen pill have similar levels of estrogen, women absorb about 60 percent more hormone on the patch because it is delivered directly into the bloodstream, rather than being digested first. The FDA's warning is a result of an Associated Press report that found women on the patch were three times more likely to die and suffer blood clots than women taking an oral formulation of the contraceptive. The AP report also claimed that in 2004 about a dozen women died and many more suffered strokes after using the patch. Ortho McNeil is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Three times more likely?? Crap! ok, they have my attention, the patch is coming off.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

All Chicken is NOT Made the Same

Do any of you think it’s weird that McDonald’s is doing the promotion for the movie Chicken Little? McDonald’s sells chicken nuggets (well, you all knew that) and I wonder if any kids out there have made the connection.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Boston News

I am in Boston, ahhhhgain! The weather is extremely pleasant for this time of year, so I am having a great time going out and shopping. There is nothing better to get your blood pumping than TAX-FREE shopping. So far I have bought me three Lacoste shirts, one Burberry shirt, Burberry gloves (that had to be sent back to the store because I did not notice I had two right ones), and some Banana Republic items.

In other Boston news...A new Ikea opened up this morning in Stoughton, Mass. The opening of the mega store is not the strange thing, what is weird is that people have been camping out in front of the store for a week!!! When I saw the news report yesterday there were hundreds outside in sleeping bags waiting to get in!! Those people must really LOVE Ikea and have the time to commit to it since, as you all know, when they get home with their purchases is going to take them another week to put it together.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

A Spooktacular Halloween

It Rained!!! But I soon got over it and managed to make it the best one yet, decoration wise.

It was really nice having my nemesis (the family that won the Halloween decorating contest last year) come over and say that I did a really good job this year. They also shared with me the plans they have for next year…oh, it is so on!!

This year our family theme was Neverland. The Sequel was Peter Pan, Baby Girl was Tinkerbell, JR was Capt. Hook, and I was Wendy. I told my sister and anyone that came over to dress up as a pirate.

This year, because of the rain, we only got around 75 kids. The year before last, when Halloween landed on a Friday we got around 250!!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. And from now on I am asking to have it off! The whole day I was running around, getting everything set up while working! All my effort did pay off, JR and I stood outside for a while and heard the kids say very positive things (if spooky, scary, and creepy are positive, yeah!!).

I am already thinking of next year’s Halloween. I will keep you guys posted on what I come up with.