Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Holiday Cards?!

Can I please give a HUGE shout out to Shanna over at Shanna's Secrets for sharing how to get free photo Christmas cards!?!

Here is the rundown:

1. Go to by FujiFilm BEFORE SATURDAY,

2. Design and order any 4x8 photo card,

3. Select quantity 50, (yes, 50),

4. Enter freebies4mom-1109 as the promo code,


Make sure you do it BEFORE Saturday!!

Totally awesome right?! I'm super excited, thank you for sharing Shanna!!

Have a great weekend!! :)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Josh's Hockey Tournament!

On Saturday Josh's hockey team had a tournament in Woodland, Ca. and I was lucky enough to get the day off to attend! I was so excited! We started our morning early so we could drive there and get to the rink on time, arriving around 9AM. When we got out of the car it was FREEZING. I mean, like bone chilling cold, so we decided that since we were early we would go get some hot chocolate and then come back and wait in the warm car (because the rink of course didn't have heaters).

Well, when we came back and parked I noticed this guy in the parking lot standing there without a shirt -in FREEZING and windy temps - positioning a water cooler, and I thought omg, is he really going to shower right now??!

And yes, he did...
Josh's team played 4 games,
one at 10:30 am vs UC Santa Cruz,
12:30 pm vs Cal State Chico,
3:30 pm vs UC Davis,
and 6:30 pm vs West Valley College

Of course on Josh's first shift of the first game of the day he got a penalty. SURPRISE SURPRISE! For those of you who don't know, Joshy has lead the league in penalty minutes for quite some time now.

Oh look, #8 is in the box, what a shocker.
Josh is the one in blue in the center of the picture, the goalie is his sister, Amber!
Joshy and I at the end of the day, still freezing and really hungry!
Josh's team lost every game hahaha. They came really close to winning two of them, but lost it in the last few minutes. Oh, well! Better luck next time SSU!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Yay!!! Look what I got!!!

Late Saturday night when Josh and I got home from his hockey tournament I had a special package waiting for me on the porch!!! It was from Sonja over at For the Love Of Stilettos because I won her Give Away!! Sonja is one of my favorite bloggers and if you haven't checked her blog out you really should, she takes PHENOMENAL pictures and has the cutest shoes I've ever seen, not to mention she has a great sense of fashion! I just hope one day she makes it to CA so we can finally meet!

Can I just say the envelope she shipped it in was even cute!?

I was shocked when I opened it and the goodies just kept coming out! I mean seriously, she went over the top!! :)
She sent an adorable Christmas card, two super cute cosmetic cases, a Christmas Ornament, a Starbuck's gift card, a SUPER cute nail file with a case, Sephora lip gloss, a Smashbox lip gloss -mascara - powder set, Benefit cream shadow, and Fekkai Salon Glaze!!!!!!!! Talk about winning the jackpot!!! :)

How cute is the little coffee cup ornament!?! It says "a whole Latte cheer"!!
Thank you so much Sonja! I love it all and I can't wait to use every single thing!!!!!

I'm so excited that my 200th post is coming up REALLY soon and to celebrate I am going to host my own giveaway, so stay tuned!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Facebook = the new Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

Apparently Facebook can get you out of jail...
I was reading online last night about a guy who was arrested for a robbery he didn't commit, and in the end he was released due to a status update that gave him an air tight alibi. CRAZY isn't it?

Who know that the life consuming facebook could be a get out of jail free card?

Well, today is Friday, which means it's almost the weekend! Luckily I have Saturday off because Josh has a hockey tournament in Davis on Saturday! I'm so excited to watch the games and cheer on SSU! Let's just hope Josh stays out of the penalty box! (last year he had the most penalty minutes in the league - whopsie, someone is a tad bit aggressive haha)


EDIT: I just watched this video and I had to share...

How sweet is that? I have to say the first little boy def. made me tear up!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


so I'm browsing Speedo's website thinking it might be time to get a new swim suit for at the gym. Not that mine is totally worn out or anything, but I'm getting kind of bored of the one I have since I wear it so much, plus Speedo is having a 30% off promotion.


I'm looking and there are all of these different tabs you can click on with the types of swim suits they make. Like racing, life guard, and fashion, but the one that caught me off guard was Aquatic. Like really? Aren't all Speedo swimsuits for aquatic use?

When I click on the tab, the suits look just like any other suits (I mean maybe they cover a bit more but still), so I'm just curious, do we REALLY need to classify certain swim suits as aquatic?


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You!

I just wanted to say Thank You to all of our Veterans! And thank you to all of the soldiers who have ever, are currently, or ever will fight and protect us. I appreciate and respect what you do for the rest of us.
I'd also like to say thank you to the families of our soldiers, thank you for sharing your special someone with the rest of the country.
Happy Veteran's Day!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yay! Yesterday Sonja over at For the Love of Stilettos gave me the Sugar Doll Award! If you haven't stopped by her blog you are really missing out! She takes amazing pictures and has the cutest shoes on the planet!
The directions are to post the award on your site, write 10 interesting things about yourself, and then pass it on to 10 other bloggers.

-Even though I absolutely hate working retail, my resume is overwhelmingly full of retail and retail management positions - not something I am overly proud of.
-My Brother and I have the same amount of letters in our first names - Clayton (7) and Kaitlin (7)
-I love Gnocchi. It is my favorite food of all time, and of course my Mom makes the best gnocchi!
-Ruben "Hurricane" Carter was my commencement speaker at my college graduation, the movie The Hurricane with Denzel Washington was made about him
-I never walk around the house barefoot, you will always find me wearing slippers
-When I have a headache the ONLY medicine I take is kids Motrin, the liquid kind, what can I say, it works for me! haha
-This year I made my first large appliance purchase and bought a front loading washer and dryer - best choice ever! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! :)
-I'm a huge coupon hound. Before I leave the house I always try to find coupons online first, I love saving money on things I am going to buy no matter what.
-I'm a very creative person, and I love to do crafts, decorate, and scrapbook. Sadly I just don't have the time right now with my work schedule.
-I do not like that it gets dark so early now, daylight savings time, you are evil!

Now I am going to tag 10 other lovely bloggers!

Mackenzie at the joys of not having it all

Steph at Watching Airplanes

Sara at That's Sassy

Christy at Our Dolce Vita

My Life...A Living Hale

Nicole at From Our Place to Yours

Selma at Crazy Little World of Mine

Justine at Almost There

Anna at Accidentally on Purpose

Cassi at Cleverly Disguised as a Responsible Adult

Thanks Again Sonja!!!


Monday, November 9, 2009


****Just a little side note: I NEVER use our front door, I always enter/exit the house through the garage.****

So when I noticed that I had forgotten that these little beauties have been sitting out for over a week...
... and have now turned in to these:
it made me want to barf! Needless to say, shoveling these nasty things right into the garbage is on the tippy top of Josh's to do list for today, right behind putting that load of towels in the dryer haha


Friday, November 6, 2009

Vera Bradley Holiday Party!

Last night my good friend Steph and I headed to San Francisco to go to the Vera Bradley Holiday Party! I had never been to one of their parties so it was pretty neat to go for once! Plus it was an extra special party because they had a rep. from InStyle Magazine and a pro photographer! And they were snapping pictures like crazy to put on the VB facebook page - I really hope we aren't put on it! hahaha
Stephanie and I :)
There were 6 raffles for some pretty neat prizes but sadly neither of us won! But we did get a nice little goody bag and some fun snacks while we were there!
Our Loot included an InStyle Magazine, the new InStyle Book, a VB card holder, VB mints, and some nail polish! Not bad!
We had a fun time and it was so nice just to have a girls night out! I'm not sure if I would go to another one, just because it got pretty crowded and I don't like shopping when I feel claustrophobic - but it was a GREAT people watching opportunity haha.

Happy Friday Everyone!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gym Freak Of The Week

Believe it or not I have been going to the gym regularly eventhough it has been forever since I've had a GFTW to post about. I just hope they are getting less freaky and I'm not just becoming immune to their weirdness.

But nevertheless, there was a freak yesterday - and to my surprise it took place on the bicycle machine and not in the pool this time! So anyways, on my way to the pool I have to walk past a bunch of exercise equipment and right along the pathway there is a row of bicycle machines - no biggie.

Welllllll yesterday there was a man just cycling away and out of the corner of my eye I noticed something a TAD bit odd... in the drink holder of the machine where you would usually see a bottle of water I could have SWORN I saw a carton of milk. But by the time my brain processed the information and I proceeded to do a double take I was already past him.

Luckily for me (I guess haha) he was still there when I was leaving after my swim, so I was prepared this time to get a good look at the craziness that was happening right in front of my eyes. And sure enough it was a milk carton! And what makes it ever GROSSER is that it was HALF AND HALF!!! I kid you not.

Who A) drinks milk while they work out? NASTY!
and B) who on EARTH drinks half and half while they work out?!?! SO disgusting!!!!!!

I Love Love Love drinking milk, but I have the draw the line somewhere and I'm pretty sure milk does not belong at the gym! Hydrate with water you freak!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I hate...

... logging in to my online bank account.
I've said it before and I will say it again, every time I log in it is like a mini-anxiety attack. Even though I have a good idea of how much money is in each of my accounts, somehow I am still a little surprised every time I login.

And I HATE using my credit card, and I hate how it tries to trick me in to thinking I don't owe as much as I really do. POO on you credit card, too bad I will never allow you to make me pay interest because I pay you off every month, even if you use mean tactics like posting things to my account really slow. I've caught on to your games and I will not let you win! (But you can have the satisfaction of knowing you freak me out daily when I know I have a balance on you.)


How many credit cards do you have? How many do you actually use? I have 3, and I only use one of them - but I feel like even using one is too much.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Judge me, I don't care

I'll admit it, I saw the MJ movie on Sunday night and I liked it.

I didn't really know what to expect going into the movie, I mean really - I knew nothing other than it was about Michael Jackson's last tour. But let me tell you, it was really interesting. Granted it was REALLY long (at just about 2 hours) buuuuuuut it was so neat to see him in action at 59 years old, and truly see the musical genius at work.

You can just see his passion for music and his true understanding for beats, instruments, and dance throughout the whole film, and also the great pride he took in his work and making it perfect.

He was a huge part of music and our culture, therefore I felt like it was my duty to cheer him on one last time. Anyone else with me on this one?


p.s. our Halloween was nice and relaxing but somewhat disappointing, we only got about 7 trick or treaters!! So we have ALL of that candy leftover!!!