Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How cute is this?

How cute is this thing? Seriously?
I saw, in one night at HyVee, at least 7 girls come through carrying these things. I decided that I HAD to have one, thinking I could pare down the crap that I carry in my purse. H-A-D too. I decided that it was essential to my existence.
Went and bought one. Tried to fit my multitude of crap that I carry in my billfold into this. Should have worked, especially since I've cut up or don't carry my billion credit cards anymore.
But I still have three library cards (Ely, Coralville and Iowa City)....still have 3 insurance cards to carry (insurance ID card, labratory card, and HSA card). I still have my debit card, drivers license, coupon card for Casey's pizza. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.
That doesn't even include the cash that I have started carrying since I started FPU. But where am I to put all my coupons- and I usually only have 2 or 3 on me. Ones that I intend to use, not even for groceries or anything. Specific coupons, like Yankee Candle B1G1 or $5 off a Hot Wheels track at Target, or $3 off a ClickStart game.
But where am I supposed to put my receipts?? Bank receipts, store receipts, etc. I don't just want to fold them up and place them in the middle so that they fall out the second I open it up.
....So I have decided to be a good girl and take it back to Target. Dave would be so proud of me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holy crap...

My God, 80 cents for a freakin' can of pop. That's how much a little ol' can of Mountain Dew costs me at work. At the store, I pay AT MOST 42.5 cents per can...that's not even on sale- usually it's less than that! Man...money down the drain. Dave would not approve.

Needed some new tunes...and got some!

I've just discovered Pandora online. You put in what artists/songs you like, and it plays other songs that are like it. You can add "variety" to your station, so not only country songs play, but can add artists like Pink and Green Day to your original Dixie Chicks.

I've found some great songs that I love. I put in Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Bon Jovi, Gavin DeGraw, Pink and Kate Voegele. It's come up with other great songs that fit with those types of music- Weezer, Bowling for Soup, Guns N Roses, Keith Urban, Smashing Pumpkins, Michelle Branch, KT Tunstall, All American Rejects, and so many more.

You can do a "thumbs up" to a song that you really like, or a "thumbs down" to one that you really don't. You can also choose to not play a song for a month- like one that you sort of like, but don't really want to hear it again for awhile.

I just wish I could specifically request and hear a song. Anyone use Pandora and know how to do that??

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I heart VistaPrint

All of these...
10 of this card, plus envelopes ...............and.............10 of this card & envelopes
(both personalized on the inside with whatever greeting I wanted, plus our names)

280 address labels
1 pad of sticky notes (with my name!!)

2 notepads

All of these little desk calendars- personalized to my company plus one of Scooter for MY desk (the green background with a pic of me and Scooter)

2 wall calendars, personalized with family bdays/events

An address stamp with our new doctor's name and address

2 t-shirts (actually, pretty good quality!)- one for me and one for Scoots (the smaller of the two is his- it has the 25 cents to play thing on it- I put underneath "Is this even possible anymore?" The tree one for me says "Think global, think green"

25 checks for our HSA account

For just $43.99 shipping cost.

Other cool stuff I've ordered over the last year...

Kick ass t-shirt

10 Thank you cards for my sis's baby shower

Zach's bday party invites

Pretty simple t-shirt, says Joy Hope Love

How cool is that....