Saturday, October 9, 2010

My birthday...I am full

OK, I know I said the quest would be hard work but I wasn't kidding.  Here it is, the day after my birthday.  I haven't used that many coupons and yet....I am full!  ha!  I love my free make-up from Sephora.  It is a little white eye shadow (worn today), a green eyeliner and a mini-mascara.  Awesome!  While on the topic of beauty stuff, I just ordered Egyptian Magic (the link for it is on the blog-thank you Cecilia).  This stuff is really good.  It is moisturizing and thick without being slimey.  The jar it came in (which is a good read) says it was used by the ancient Kamitians.  I didn't know who that was but apparently they lived in Egypt and had good skin. 
So now back to real life.  I guess I can't celebrate (and eat) forever.  It was fun while it lasted.  Now what to talk about?  Maybe the next 51 weeks should be devoted to becoming an exercise blog in preparation for my next bithday...yeah, right.  That is so not going to happen!!!
Celebration!  Me and my free Peanutbutter Perfection from ColdStone!!!

 Oh one more thing.  What is up with this blog?  I have heard people have clicked on follow and they are not on my followers list.  People tell me they commented but those don't show up.  Anyone know what is going on?  Blogger????

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Too tired to celebrazzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I can't keep up with my coupons.  I am so glad that most of them are for at least 2 weeks or for the whole month.  I wanted to just go out and get free stuff all week but seriously, its just too expensive.  Of course, I am going to buy something besides an appetizer or a dessert...and most coupons say you have to! 
By the way, today was day 2 of my new job teaching in a new preschool.  Can you say exhausted?  Can you say throat hurting from talking non-stop?  Well, I can't because I don't have the energy or feel like speaking.  However, I must say....I love it!  The little people sure know how to have fun.  Usually my class is pretty excited about my birthday (since they think I am ancient) but since tomorrow will be just day 3, I don't know if they are or not.  We are making pizza though (on crackers, not cooked) so really, its an exciting day all around.
I hope that I will have some energy tomorrow night because I am going to go out.  Oddly enough with all this coupon/celebration talk, I never figured out what to do this weekend.  I am going to start this year very grateful.  I have a new job that is awesome, a great boyfriend, great family and friends, 2 bunnies that are so cool (but pissed because they have not yet been blogged about) and general health and happiness.  I hope this is my best year yet and I hope all your wishes come true!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Tonight Scott and I went to Mama Fu's for dinner and a free appetizer!  That place is so good.  Afterwards we went to Cold Stone for my free ice cream.  There were four customers in there:  Scott (who didn't order anything) and I and a nice older couple.  The man said 'oh its your birthday!"  I looked at him and he was also holding a coupon....and so was his wife.  3 out of 4 of us had birthday coupons!  I hope Cold Stone doesn't go out of business because no one is paying tonight!   

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Quest and the next quest????

I came home today to find 45 emails had been sent since checking my email in the morning.  I spent a good half hour reading through all of them.  I had emails from Dairy Queen, Bucca di Peppo’s, the Melting Pot, Ben and Jerry’s and Texas de Brazil (free entrée with the purchase of another entrée!  That’s a good one!)  I have to pick and choose which ones to print out because no one is giving away ink.  Speaking of, I am not finding too many places giving away items, not food.  I got an email from Vera Bradley but it was not birthday related.  It also was not interesting to me since I happen to detest Vera Bradley (although was willing to accept something for free from her).    My Anthropology email was also not birthday related.  So then I realized that my November quest may have to be to unsubscribe from all of these email lists I have found myself on.  That won’t make for interesting blog writing.  Side note, I am reporting an improvement in the weather conditions in Florida today.  I didn’t see even one lizard fall from the sky today.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Birthday Quest and an iguana

OK, some progress has been made.  I have coupons printed out for ice cream from Cold Stone, a free dessert from Buca di Beppo and free appetizers from Mama Fu's and Joe's Crab Shack.  Not to mention I am getting a eye make-up kit from Sephora in the mail this week (for free with purchase) and i have a coupon from Aveda for a 3 piece Smooth Infusion sample pack from Aveda...No puchase necessary!  Wow, this isn't easy!  I also found out that Discovery Cruiseline gives you a free one day cruise as long as you go with a full paying adult!  I don't know if I can make it onto that but it is worth a try!
While taking a break from all of this intense birthday planning, Scott and I went to relax at the pool.  You know I wondered if anything blog worthy would occur in my life and then there was a big splash near us.  There, a few feet away, was an iguana coming up to the surface and swimming to the edge.  He fell out of a tree into the pool where we were lounging.  This thing was bright green, about a foot long and holding a dead dragonfly in his mouth.  Scott isn't too fond of these critters so we did some quick thinking.  He went upstairs to remove the laundry from the dryer (well, I am more afraid of laundry duties than lizards) and I got the pole from nearby and put a scare into the little green guy.  First he dropped his lunch in the pool, how gross.  Then after a few pokes, he took a hint and left.  So now I feel like topics are literally falling from the sky and I am a bit scared!