Thursday, September 27, 2007

Your AVON lady is calling!

Ya know I love putting pics in all of my posts but I don't have one for this one(shocker, I know). Anyways I just wanted to leave a quick note and tell everyone that I'm selling AVON now. I would love to send you a book so just email me (listed on side column) if you would like one. You can also go to and then tell me what you would like. If you are in my area I can do deliveries, but otherwise it's $3 shipping. Let me be your AVON lady! :)

Mom, this one's for you

I cannot cross-stitch to save my life. My Mom on the other hand is very good at it. I just have no patience to do it. I tried it once. I kept messing up so I just got frustrated and quit. Mom loves taking pics with my camera(on the rare occasion that I part with my camera). She took this picture of a door hanging that she made. I had no idea that she had even taken the picture until a little while ago when I uploaded the picture's to the computer. I thought that this one was worth a post of it's own.

Just put the shot down and no one get's hurt

Ah yes, baby's first shots. Horrible, horrible experience. I now believe that mother's are the bravest human beings on this planet if they can sit there and watch their baby be in pain without being able to do something about it. He had 3 shots, and then they put really cute bandaids on his boo boo's :) Tonight, at bath time, he literally took one of the bandaid's off himself. I'm saving it for his baby book to show the monumental event. Anyways, I'm getting off topic...oh yeah the doctor's office. Jayden has a rash that goes all the way around his neck. They are not really sure if he's allergic to something or if it's just a yeast rash. I, personally, have really sensitive skin so it could have something to do with sensitivity which goes back to allergies. Doc gave me a prescription for a powder to put on it. He came home and slept for about 6 hours straight without eating, which the doctor said would probably happen. Her words were "fussy babies tend to be sleepier babies when they've had these shots, and the opposite for happy babies". Gee I guess I got lucky to have a fussy baby then. She also scolded us for giving him baby food and cereal. But ya know, you can't go by the book for everything. And I highly doubt our ancestors had books back in the old days to tell them what month to switch to cereal or applesauce. They just did it when it felt right such as when the baby is sleeping through the night and able to hold his head steady. He had this mysterious rash before we started giving him the baby food so I'm pretty sure it's not that. Either way, we'll go by Doc's orders this time. I'll try anything as long as it makes him feel better.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Halo 3

I don't know about the other women out there but my husband is addicted to Halo. He has been waiting 3 years for this new game to come out. Ever since Xbox360 posted the Halo 3 trailer on XboxLive he has watched it more times than I can count. He would have probably been one of the crazy people at GameStop at midnight if he had not had to be at work early this morning. I was surfing the web earlier and I read somewhere(I think it was aol), that Halo 3 is beating Star Wars as far as popularity goes. I'm very sure that this week is going to be a very quiet week for many couples considering the men will be playing this *gasps* amazing game. My husband and I are currently separated but he still calls me every night and today he called me twice, which I think is to make up for the fact he will probably forget to call me tomorrow considering he's cheating on me with this game. Anyways, I was wondering if there was any more women out there who's marriage is being put on hold because of this new guy toy. It feels kinda nasty talking about this macho game after all of my posts on babies, scrapbooking and freebies :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

MaNic MonDAy

It's MAniC MOnDaY again! I hope everyone had a great weekend and don't worry, it will be Friday before you know it. Here is the great freebies that I received last week:

Now, on to the good stuff!

Curves Cereal

Playtex Gentle Glide Tampon

Greeting Card
sample from the National Wildlife Federation

32-fl-oz bottle of Similac NeoSure Advance(coupons included)

Huggies diaper(link at bottom of page)

Kraft Food and Family Magazine

Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Set

Reach Access Daily Flosser (I got mine already-the pic on the site is exactly what it looks like)

Goodnights sleep boxers (Walmart sample-goes really quick so act fast)

Sunsilk Shampoo

Free Umbrella

Stationary Sample Kit (scroll to bottom)

Free USB drive

Free can of Mighty Dog

Mechanical Pencil

Sheba Cat Food
(click on 'Complimentary Entree' at the top)


Dove Hair Care

Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Kit

Mommy 2 Be Bracelet (Great for baby shower gifts!)

Sample Book of Embroidery Swatches
(I signed up for this to use for Scrapbooking!)

Join Old Spice and get free samples

Planet Heroes DVD from Fisher Price

Christmas Card Labels from the Lung Association

Clean & Clear Shine Control Facial Scrub
(I got mine already and it smells so good)

$5 coupon off of Iams Cat Food

Coupon for Free Coffee Mate Creamer

Mail-In Freebies:
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers

Nina Ricci Perfume

Aveeno Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser

Fall Coupon Deals

With Fall just around the corner a lot of stores are putting out some really great deals. I was surfing the web Sunday and came across these awesome coupons and I thought I would share. Some of them end this week so print fast!

The Limited- $30 off $100 purchase or $15 off a total purchase

Old Navy- 10% off $75 purchase or more

Staples Coupons

New York & Company- 20% off

Oust- $3 off coupon for new candle

Pull Ups Training Pants
(you will have to register with site to get coupon)

Pet Smart- Save $5 (ends on the 28th)

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store- 40% off (ends Wed.)

Take quiz and get a $4 off coupon off Purina

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Scrapbook Starters

I always said that I would never get into scrapbooking because I thought it was too costly. But I guess having a baby changes your mind. I went to Wal-Mart a while back looking for a baby book for Baby Jay's pics but I really didn't like anything I saw. I was about to leave when I spotted the cutest scrapbook for a baby boy. I bought it thinking I could just put a bunch of different pics on a page. Well, Hobby Lobby had a sale on scrapbook stuff so I decided to get just a few things to get started and now I'm hooked. These are my very first pages:

They are not great but I think I did pretty good for my first ones. Hobby Lobby has some great page ideas on their website. Also, I don't know if anyone has a Mighty Dollar near them but they had some great scrapbook stuff for only a dollar that Hobby Lobby was selling for a much bigger price.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Apple Sauce

Jayden is only 2 1/2 months but he's already holding his head up on his own and sitting up with a little help from us, plus he's teething, and he's sleeping through the night, so we decided to try him on a little bit of baby apple sauce just to see what he would do. He loved it as I suspected he would, since he loves Milicon because of its sweetness. I'm going to try giving him a little bit of cereal tonight before bed to see if it helps him sleep better.

Manic Monday

My name is Crystal and I am addicted to freebies. There, I said it. I feel so much better now. Some of my friends think I'm kinda dorky for being so wrapped up in this but hey at least I am saving money. I figured that since I love getting freebies so much that I should share my secrets with others so that they can benefit from it as well. Therefore, I have decided to post a regular freebie special on Monday's called "Manic Monday". I really hate Monday's and I'm sure there is other people out there who do to, so I thought it would give us a little something to look forward to after the weekend. I know that there are other blogs out there that also have freebie specials but there might have been some freebies that they missed. For a few months now I have been getting the coolest freebies in the mail. I have not had to buy any toothpaste, deoderant, baby stuff, or items for our wonderful monthly reminder such as pads and tampons. I have saved a lot of money because of this. You, my friend, should too. Afterall, we do pay our taxes; should'nt we get something out of it?

These are the awesome freebies that I received last week.

Here is MaNIc mONdAy!!!

Scented Sachet

Dove Energy Glow

Olay Total Effects Foundation and Lip Color

Eucerin Redness Relief Cream

Play Pop Culture Challenge and get a $5 Walmart Gift Card

Hamburger Helper Microwave Singles

Dentek Oral Health Samples

Ultra Thin Kotex

Purex Laundry Detergent

New Parents Business Cards from BabyCake Creations

Dreamcatcher Keychain

Beyond Seven Condom

Aquafresh Extreme Clean

Sample Pack of Candles

Window Swatches Frugal Tip:: Use it for scrapbooking :)

Mood Ring


Child Safe ID Kit

Personal Journal

Plastic Bags (The Tri-Fold Handle bags make great lunch boxes for work)

Peterbilt Keychain

Beech Nut Baby Food Bowl and Spoon

Parents Choice Baby Formula

Have an awesome Monday!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Teething Blues

We have a tooth! Baby Jay is teething for the first time. We've noticed he's been drooling a lot, crying for no apparent reason and has been wanting to eat my fingers every chance he gets. Every time we've done a tooth check we have not seen one so we just figured he was having a fussy day. Well now you can finally feel a tooth. You can't see it yet but it's surely there. This would explain why Jayden felt a little warm today and had me up at 2 in the morning. Luckily we bought a teething ring on our previous trip to Wal-Mart. He's only 2 months old so I think this may be a bit early. However, I did read somewhere that if a baby teethes early then the baby will crawl early as well. I always knew he was advanced for his age *grins*.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

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