Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Free Money, baby!

I ordered my first 2 Amazon gift cards this week. Hooray for free money!!!! Who knew that SwagBucks would be so easy and fun?? Have you signed up yet? You haven't?! What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do you Swag?

Search & Win

Swagbucks.com is the web's premier rewards site. Powered by Prodege LLC, Swagbucks.com allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day - search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers. Swagbucks.com is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime.

Do you swag? It's easy as pie to earn swag bucks. Go here to learn how!!

Edited to add:

Swagging 101 (By Ames)

1. download the toolbar. you'll get 1 buck each day just for doing this.

2. use their search engine like you would any other. don't search extra just trying to get a hit. i usually get bucks about 2-3 x day. mostly 3. you'll know you got bucks because a nice little swagbuck dollar pic will show up on your screen telling you whether you got 10, 20, 30, or 50...or more. mostly you'll get 10s. i've gotten two 20s.

3. become a fan on fb. that's where i learned most of my swagaliciousness from. stalk the wall off and on throughout the day and when you see lots of 'thanks tsg' you'll know that a code is out.

4. the codes are worth swagbucks. i've seen them range anywhere from 3 bucks to 20. when one is out you have to search around to find it. they are hidden in a few different spots that you can access from swagbucks.com ......such as the blog, twitter (i do not have a twitter account but you can see their updates by just clicking the link), comments (from the blog), discussions (on fb) and other places. IF you download the swidget (i just put mine on my blog) though you can just check it and it will tell you where to look. for example, when the code was out on the toolbar, it said 'code in toolbar'. so.....no searching about for it.

5. do not oversearch because it will lock you. been there done that. and i didn't even think i searched that much. apparently they disagreed.

6. supposedly at midnight swagbucks are easier to come by.

7. on the swagbucks search page you can also search under images and videos and the others. be sure also to click on every page at the bottom. i've had a few wins on page 2.

8. check out the special offers. there are task that you can do as well. be wary of the stuff that you have to sign up for though.....because they don't always award the points. i mainly stick to searching and the codes. if i have extra time i'll do a task.
**on the special offers page, click the no obligation offers button. hit skip or no on each offer and get your free bucks. you can do this everyday.

9. get referrals. you make money from searches when they do....well, for the first $1000 that they make.


When E$ first saw the door knob covers and fridge lock in the package, she was really excited. A new toy!! Or so she thought. She eagerly watched as we installed them, often giggling and squealing. Such innocence and naivety. Then it happened. She tried to open the pantry in the kitchen. "I can't", she said, "Door...open". "It's locked", I said. "Yeah...I know", she said. Ahhhh sweet, sweet victory. No more bringing me jars of olives or tea bags while I'm nursing her baby sister. No more standing with the fridge wide open looking for snacks. No more bringing sodas to me, saying "Open....Coke". No sirree. She's been locked out. And it feels great :)

Today I married my best friend...

Today is the 3rd anniversary of one of the best days of my life. The day I married my best friend. Little did we know that 9 months later, we would be holding a precious little baby girl. Life happened fast for us! But I wouldn't have it any other way. I love you, Gary! Here's to many more years of wedded bliss :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Today I Will...

Today I will take time to count my blessings.
Today I will hug my baby girls a little tighter.
Today I will tell my husband that I love him a few more times.
Today I will seize the moment.
Today I will forget the nonsense and appreciate my friends.
Today I will think about and pray for people that I haven't thought about and prayed for in a while.
Today I will have more patience.
Today I will thank God that I'm alive.

You were taken too soon, pretty lady. Rest in peace, Jamie. May your spirit live on through your precious baby girl.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Comfy Crochet

Check out these hats...

Aren't they adorable? We just love them. We got them from Comfy Crochet . These are by far the best quality crochet hats I've ever seen. They use a high quality yarn, and are just really well put together. E-Money LOVES her flower hat. And C-Diddy looks ADORABLE in the pom-poms. Thank you Comfy Crochet for a wonderful product!

Oh, and just so you know.....this is how NOT to wear the flower hat....

It's still adorable though! lol Check out Comfy Crochet! And tell them I sent you!

Monday, March 8, 2010

What a spectacle!! Part Deux

I was at the DMV the other day renewing my license, and the following exchange took place:

DMV Lady: Okay, Mrs. Taylor, look into the black box and read line 5 to me all the way across starting with the first box.
Me: Sure thing. (Peers intently into said black box). Umm...there is nothing in the first box.
DMV Lady: Step back and try again. You may just need to adjust your eyes.
Me: Okay. (steps back, focuses eyes, and peers intently into said box, once again). Yeah, there's nothing in the first box.
DMV Lady: Okay, start with the 2nd box then.
Me: Okay. (reads numbers to lady)
DMV Lady: Okay, now read the first box.
Me: There's still nothing in the first box.
DMV Lady: You might want to put your glasses on.
Me: Ok. (puts glasses on) OH....there it is. (reads numbers in 1st box)
DMV Lady: Yeah...you're going to have a restriction on your license.
Me: *facepalm*

Restricted. Dang.


Google suggestions...you've heard of 'em, right? When you go to google to look up something and you start typing in a word or phrase, and as soon as you start typing, a drop down menu appears of suggested searches. Well, I was looking up a question the other day starting with the word "why". These were my suggested searches:

Why do men have nipples?
Why are black people so loud?
Why is the sky blue?
Why can't I own a Canadian?
Why is my poop green?
Why did I get married too?
Why do dogs eat poop?
Why are people posting colors on facebook?
Why do cats purr?
Why did the chicken cross the road?

What.....the....heck? Why can't I own a Canadian?! Who asks that?!