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Monday, June 28, 2010

Random Puppy Picture

Look what I can do:

I can rip up all of my mats and sit on top of  my house. Talent.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bath, Bed & Beyond Works

That is what Josh calls it. He told me today that if we weren't together he probably wouldn't spend his money there. It's a good thing he has me.

While he was looking in the Reebok store I went over to the Bath & Body Works outlet to see what they had.

These candles were originally $17 but were 75% off, so I got them for $4.25 each. Steal. They're huge candles.
The Wallflower was marked down to $4.99, and the mani set was $6.12, marked down from $24. I bought two of those and am going to use them for game prizes at Hannah's shower next month. I thought it would fit because they're blue, but don't scream BABY!
My total purchase was $27.53. Not bad.

If you like Bath and Body Works, you can get 20% off a $25 purchase until July 5 by using the code: 20SALE at checkout. If you're more of an in-store shopper click here for a printable coupon.

What good deals have you gotten lately?

Goal 42

Visit every Indiana winery. I started my list a year ago, and we just got to our first one today. We need to pick up the pace.

We went up to Fremont to go to the outlet mall and decided to make a detour to the Satek Winery. If you live in Indiana you've probably heard of the new law where you cannot buy alcohol if you don't have identification...even if you're 70 years old. Well, Josh forgot his wallet today, so I was the only one tasting. Kind of a bummer, but its close enough we can go back. It's pretty close to the lake.
This is the bottle I bought. I really liked it. It is called Traminette 2009, made from Indiana's signature grapes.
If you're interested in learning more about Satek Wines, click here.

Laundry Reviews

Do you hate doing laundry? So do I.

But I can't seem to get around it. Can you?

I started trying some new soaps. I typically buy All Free & Clear from Sam's Club. I like getting the big gallon size because I know I'll use all of it at some point. And its super cheap. I think it's around $11 for the big big jug. I like to change things up every once in a while though to make it more interesting.

My mom was using the Purex 3 in 1 sheets, and almost lost her washer. Note: these are not good for front loading washers...they have been known to get caught in the drain. Click here to see some complaints. After she found out that these were the cause of her laundry woes, she gave the rest of her supply to me. I wasn't really all that excited about it, and would have never bought them if she hadn't given them to me. They are so convenient. All you do it grab a sheet and put it in the washer and then add your clothes. That is all. You don't have to buy dryer sheets either because they double as one. Very convenient.

I've been wanting to try the Method detergent for a long time now, and finally got it last night at Target. I love the scent, I got fresh air, and it is pretty high up there on the convenience scale too. All you do is hold the bottle and put 2,4, or 6 pumps into the washer as its filling. (2 for small, 4 for medium, and six for large).

I'm not going to lie, trying the new soaps has be exciting about doing laundry. Don't worry though, it will wear off.

Have you tried any of these? What do you think?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Things I Don't Understand

These shoes, and shoes like them. They don't look comfortable at all.

I can't understand why people watch this.


That isn't all.

What don't you understand?

Random Puppy Picture

He'll always be a puppy to me.


Cookie boxes with pretty bows make me happy.
What makes you happy?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Last Lecture

I'm sure by now you've at least heard of this book if you haven't already read it. I'm a little behind on this one.

Here is the synopsis from bn.com

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
—Randy Pausch
"A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come."

I started reading this on the plane and finished it about midway through our vacation. Josh read it in about two days. It could easily be read in a couple hours if you have time. It is a short, easy, entertaining read. I thought it was cool because he talked a lot in the book about Walt Disney World, and I was reading it while we were there.

Josh read it before I did and he told me that I would cry when I read it. I teared up a little at one part, but it wasn't an all out Nicholas Sparks cry, if you know what I mean. It was a good book, and I'd recommend you read it. His various philosophies and opinions are interesting, along with his many experiences in his life.

And that is all I've got to say about that.

Random Puppy Picture

Isn't she sweet?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I saw the biggest dog in the world tonight at the tractor store. I know its fuzzy, but you can see how massive this thing was. I'm not kidding, its head came up to my chest.


You may or may not remember my Nutella post from last October. I wrote about how good it was. Thankfully the commercials seem to have slowed down a bit so Josh hasn't been as hungry for it.
This jar is nearly $5 at Wal-Mart. I don't even want to know how much it is at other stores.

I found this last night at Aldi for $1.99. Josh said it tastes pretty much the same. Score.

Check it out.

Does Citronella Work?

Megan is coming over for sushi this weekend (be jealous)and we are going to sit outside too (as soon as I get new lawn chairs). I figured it would be wise to get some mosquito defense. I found these cute little citronella buckets last night at Aldi for $4.99.
So does it work?

The Letter Of Today Is: "I"

I am so mad at Amico. I was telling him to stay down so he jumped on the laptop. I have spent the last hour and fifteen minutes of my life trying to repair the letter "i". It isn't like I could just let it go, how else would I talk about myself all the time. It is still a little messed up, but I did the best I could. Stinkin' dog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Reason To Celebrate

Here is the end of our vacation photos.

Some clouds from the plane.

How fast can you go? I used my dad's Garmin on the plane to see how fast we were going, and what state we were over, until the flight attendant told me I wasn't allowed to use it and had to turn it off. The fastest I got was 511 MPH.
Sitting on the runway before being able to take off.

Waiting for our plane to arrive.

Almost there.
Joshua was scared to fly.
The reason to celebrate is that this post is my 1,000th. Woo hoo.


Leaving Sam's Club tonight I was following a truck. He turned a corner and I saw something fly off his truck. I thought maybe he'd stop to get it, but he kept on going. I stopped and got it, hoping that I would be able to get it back to him, but by the time I caught up with him, he was turning the corner and the light was yellow.

I wasn't really sure what to do. I felt bad taking it, and I couldn't go back inside with it. I didn't have a receipt for it, and if I went back in they'd think I stole it...we have a history (but not from stealing).

So this is my default prize I suppose. I haven't opened it yet, but I'll let you know if it is any good. If not I'll probably give it to my mom. She likes most stuff that I don't.

If only it had been Stride Mystery. That would have been my luckiest day ever.

Angi's Aldi Adventure.

I got so much stuff today.

I don't know how they do it, but they are cheaper than Great Value on quite a few things. 

I eat apples like crazy, and this is a significant savings.
Avocados are $0.99, and they aren't even rotten.
$2.20 at Wal-Mart.
Dinner for $1.79.
I don't know the price of these at Wal-Mart because I can never find them there. They are always sold out.
I filled this gigantic bag for $55.07. Amazing.


I was shopping at Sam's tonight and came across these healthy cookies. They are awesome.
They're not skimpy either. I was surprised at how big they were.
They're like Archway cookies. I don't know if that is a Fort Wayne only thing or not.
Not too shabby.
Next step: making them.


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