Monday, February 8, 2016

Favorite Thing To Do-V.D. Edition

Ive decided that I'm going to help you. No, now don't say "oh shit!" Because that would be rude. Just hear me out.
I think we need to spice up Valetine's day. Its a bit too mushy for me.

So I think that we should write things like this in our cards to our honey. I'm pretty sure that this one will be added to Den's card.
I might save this one for a random text. I'm pretty sure that it will go to Den. ;p
This one is perfect because I can never remember how long we have been together. I can't remember our song. Den says we have a song, hell if I can ever remember it. I think he just makes shit up.
Anna says things like this to Scott. She is sooooooooooooo much like me. Well, except for the moving all over the country thing.
I will probably say this to Den. Or I might just smack him.
This seems like a man sort of poem.
Me likey!
See now don't you feel as if I have helped you. And if you don't have a special someone, write it out and give it to a random person like a cop. Yes, that would be great.
I have to say there are times when I really feel as if I am making a difference in this world. Go forth people and get laid.
Helped you,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

I love anything to do with people getting out of debt. It's not easy for any of us to get ahead and I love the stories that are honest and give hope.  The Penny Hoarder has an article about a couple that paid off $13,000 in debt in two years with a combined income of $28,000 a year. 
We don't have a lot of debt. We have the mortgage and we have the credit card debt on 0% for the car I bought last summer. And trust me, I am working on that debt to the point of making Den a bit nuts. We don't eat out very often and the only extra monthly bills that we have are the cells phones(but Anna, Den and I use our phones as hot spots since its unlimited data.) and Den has his gym membership. Besides that I run a pretty tight ship with just a few trips to the casino. LOL. How about you, do you have extra debt? How do you pay it down?
Money lover,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Our 2016 Mission

I'm still plugging along with trying to accomplish stuff/things in 2016. I'm really hoping that I can look back on 2016 and see that I did actually get a few things done.
I would like to start planning on a bathroom redo. We have all of the tile now we just need a cabinet and sink. Maybe the universe will gift us something. The universe was pretty generous with tile and the awesome light fixture that Den broke. It is still out in the garage so I will have to start looking for new glass for the around the bulbs. No biggie. I bought the fixture at Goodwill for $9.99 and we got the tile for $20. Think I can keep the remodel under $300? We shall see.
Den got the Christmas lights off of the house and our lovely reindeer that love having sex off the front lawn.
Den also fixed the brakes on the 04 Amanti. We are getting closer to putting a for sale sign in it. It needs a catalytic converter so we may order a cheap one and Den will probably use clamps on it. Baby steps on the car situation.
I started Spring cleaning. Yuck. I've decided just to wash a few things here and there and not pull an entire room apart seeing as that makes me a bit nuts. But the kitchen cabinets are in desperate need of a good scrub. Sigh and yuck.
I'm dejunking at will but Den is part of the problem. He for some unknown reason doesn't like to come home from work, tie on his babushka and dejunk. His game room needs some work. Oh well, I've got a year to nag him help him get it done.
Did you get a lot done this week?
Moving along,
Sonya Ann

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabulous Friday

49 Valentines Gift in a Jar Ideas || Valentine's Day Mason Jar crafts and ideas

I found a wonderful new addiction for us!! It's called Craftaholics Anonymous! But from the looks of it, they are encouraging it more than discouraging the habit. Those are my kind of people.
I always felt that Valentine's day was more of a crafty sort of holiday. It is certainly easier than Christmas. Do you think Den would rather have a box of candy over some hearts glued on a stick? Yes, that would be better than beer, my normal go to gift.
I feel the crafty urge growing, and we shall call it a crafty boner!
Sonya Ann

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Slick Wrap

Let me start this post by saying that I'm not happy with you. I won't go as far as being mad but I'm disappointed in you. Why do you leave me in charge of myself? We all know this is a bad idea but you seem to do it anyways. Please step up your game.
Well, I'm still trying to be health and fit and yada, yada, yada. I read about a coconut wrap that was supposed to slim you and detox you. Well, hell I'm all in. And the slow decline begins. Maybe Pinterest is my problem. Maybe stupidity?
The main idea-----grease yourself up, wrap yourself tight and then heat yourself. 
I lather up in coconut oil often, it makes me happy so this wasn't anything that made me have second thoughts. The saran wrap, well, I must say I did pause on this one. But what the hell, no one was here to stop me! I wrapped myself up like a tight ham sandwich! I was nice and snug from undertit to kneecap. I have to say it had an awesome slimming effect.
Now to add heat, hmmmmmm where to find it?????? Ah yes, I would clean the house thus proving myself with the needed heat. I started cleaning with a vigor that few knew. I found that with careful bending I could keep the wrap in place. At first. I could feel the wrap heating up and it was kind of nice. And then the sweat started to bead up under the saran wrap. It was getting a bit toasty and my vigor was waning. But I was determined to continue with my oily detox. I managed to clean the upstairs without too much trouble but by the second level, I realized that I was oozing oil through my sweats in some not to flattering places. And the saran wrap was shifting. But come hell or high water, I was seeing this through. By the end of my cleaning, I had oily saran wrap hanging out of one sweat pant leg that the damned cat wouldn't leave alone. On the other leg, all I had left was a pile of saran wrap above my knee like an odd knee pad and I had a saran wrap belt around my middle. I was greasy, my sweats stuck to me, tired and hot.  Why do I do these things to myself? Why don't you stop me? Why do I tell you these things?
The only good thing that came out of this was my super soft skin. Honestly, my skin was like silk. The sad thing was most of the soft skin was on my butt which no one would be willing to rub. So I'm thinking that we need to wrap our faces. You in?
And since we are talking about heating things up, when making homemade lotion, heat it slowly or it gets all lumpy after it has been sitting for a while.
If you do have any lump problems, just re-reheat it(slowly) and then pour it back in your container.
Are you going to get oily? Do you do things like this?
Ham sandwich,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

I don't think that I am up to this one. Even with a lot of yarn and a lint roller, I think that I would quit. Would you take the job?
Many generations,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Green Guitar

Ahhhh, one of my favorite places to eat, Portillos! Honestly, find one and get a loaded burger!
We went on Friday to Portillos and met my inlaws. It is always crazy busy in there. But the lines move super fast so you don't wait long. And that was about all we did on Friday. Napped and ate and then went to bed. We are boring old farts!
Saturday, we went to a local thrift shop. The end of the month is always their $2 bag sale.
It's honestly not the greatest in there. It's a bit disorganized but they had the heat on so it wasn't as bad as before.
It's one of those places where you just have to dig. Unfortunately, I didn't find any vintage coats like I did before. I guess I can't win them all.
Saturday night, Donna and Steve came over and we had Mexican food. I made the crockpot green salsa chicken and Den made green rice and salsa and guac. And then we drank. It was a nice relaxing evening and Den even talked Steve into trying his new guitar. He was a good sport about it. 
Sunday was a bum day. We watched Stargate and I bought chicken at Jewel. Really, we are that boring. I figure once Spring gets going, I'll have more to write about because I'll be working on the yard. Honestly, we are boring people. Could you imagine how bad it would be if alcohol wasn't in our lives?!?!?!?!
So what did you do this weekend? Did you play the guitar and drink?
Sonya Ann

Monday, February 1, 2016

Curly Birthday

I have a bit of a hair problem, I'm a frizzy person. And just flat out pray for me if you come at me with a brush, I could give the poor girl in the picture a run for her money.
I read about how sleeping with your hair wrapped in a t-shirt would make your curls spectacular. Not so in my case! I have to wash my hair at night and sleep with wet hair only because it takes hours for it to air-dry and if I washed it in the morning, well, I wouldn't be leaving until say 5 pm-ish. Yes, I really have that much hair. My friend, Donna tried to straighten it for me once and it took hours.
Since the t-shirt trick didn't work and I know that if I leave my hair wrapped in a towel and go to bed, it is still wet in the morning, I tried sleeping with my hair lying on a towel and the results were better than could have been expected. Really, if you have fuzzy hair just sleep on a towel and you will actually have curls in the morning.
I also make my own conditioning spray by rinsing the last of the conditioner out of the bottle and keeping it in a spray bottle. I just spray the areas that need a little help and I'm on my way.
So do you have any hair tricks? Any beauty tricks? Any drinking tricks?

And a big Happy birthday to my Anna! She is 24 today! Hard to believe that she is that old. Hard to believe I am that old! I hope she has many more. Can you tell that I miss her?
Old curls,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Ahhh, its another Sunday trying to come up with some extra scratch! I'm feeling(get it scratch and feel, no?) this article from The Penny Hoarder on 10 Easy Ways To Make Extra Cash in 2016.
So are you working on making more money this year or are you trying to save more money? I sort of think that it is easier to save it once you have it. Well, sort of.
What ya got for me? Or are you hungover and not caring? That's ok too.
Broke drunk,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Our 2016 Mission

What have I done this week? Does a couple cocktails count? To be fair, we really aren't alcoholics. We just like to have a drink at the end of the day and well, a few on the weekend. Oh and the people at the liquor store know us on a first name basis. Never mind.
I've not posted about Christmas money I have collected. I'm over $100 so far between Pinecone Research, my credit card points, swagbucks and MyPoints. I haven't cashed them in so its not an official tally yet. But I think this year will be much better than last.
Our taxes are done!! We will be getting money back and it will be out the door just as fast, between college, the credit card and beefing up savings-It's gone. But I'm grateful we don't have a tax bill to pay.
We are eating down our food stash. I'm hoping that will help cut down on the grocery bill a bit.
I also went through the cabinets in the bathroom and got rid of a bunch of stuff we don't use. I got rid of some of the beauty products. I feel much better about the all natural lotions, oils that I make and use.
Did you accomplish anything this week? Are you still plugging along toward your goals?
Sonya Ann