Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wicked Wednesday!

Sluggy you aren't allowed to watch this. Everyone else go here. Ms.Sluggy has seen them all and likes to point out what is coming next. Yes, sluggy I called you out.
Have a great Wednesday,
SonyaAnn



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Worst Parent Ever



I have figured out my problem in life, its my mouth. Well that and not being too bright. And the story goes a little something like this..........................................
Den came home from work the other day, yay its always a good day when he does that. He had just gotten in the door and I started talking. It's my job and I'm good at it. Our conversation..........
Me-I did something terrible with Anna today.
Den-(Grunts and barely pays attention, that's his job.)
Me-I took Anna to a porn shop.
He actually stopped taking his coat off and cocked his head to one side like he didn't understand. He does that a lot. Since he didn't seem to understand me, I said it again.
Me-Anna and I went to a porn shop today. We were living on the wild side.
Den-(in the not very happy with SonyaAnn voice) Why did you take ANNA to a PORN shop?
Me- OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD not porn, PAWN! A PAWN SHOP! We both went to our first PAWN shop.
He laughed for a very long time and was a bit relieved that I wasn't taking her to get porn.
Pray for me,
SonyaAnn


Monday, November 28, 2011

Hung By the.............


I was thinking that I should take up knitting for Christmas. I just don't think that Den would be that interested. Anyways, I'm just not as talented as McVal and I would end up with one big knot. I don't think that Den would be very happy if I wrapped yard around his....ummmm......Christmas gifts. It would probably put him in a bad mood. I'm not going to write this gift completely off though, maybe my father in law would like it.
I really need to stop posting these naughty pictures before my Christmas lists. No one even pays attention to the amazing deals that I am getting. Sigh.
I have a grand total of $56.58 in the Christmas fund. Someone needs to stuff my stocking soon! I'm running low. Another sigh. But I have earned $503 this year in free money not including free gifts or gift cards. I've paid $447.89 for everything below. The numbers won't match up because I still have a few things that are going to be coming in soon. I don't count it until I have it and it is stuffed into the gift closet. Putting things in the closet is like playing tetris on steroids at this point.
Here is what I have had come in,
1 $25 Omaha Steak gift card for $21.25 
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own race car(not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own train(still not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Radio Flyer scooter for $33.20 was $65.99, 49% savings
1 doodle track car set for $11.83 was $14.95, 21% savings

This is what the list looks like now with everything added in.

2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
5 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
1 $25 Omaha Steak G.C( free from My Points)
1 $25 Omaha Steak gift card for $21.25 
 1 $10 Steak and Shake G.C. ($5.99)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)
1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)
1 $10 Burger King G.C($6.99)
1 $10 Target G.C(free)
1 $4 LA Tan (worth $15. 73% off)
1 $12 LA Tan (worth $30. 60% off)
1 Disney Movie(worth $28.99, free from Disney Movie rewards)
1 Sports Illustrated subscription for $2
1 Time magazine subscription for $2
2 lg wooden puzzles $5each. $10 for both
1 foam activity $9.99.
8 wood catapults $.79 each. $6.32
4 race cars $1 each. $4
2 wood puzzles $1 each.$2
1 paint poster $1
1 plaster magnet $1.
1 tissue paper kit $1
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own race car(not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own train(still not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Radio Flyer scooter for $33.20 was $65.99, 49% savings
1 doodle track car set for $11.83 was $14.95, 21% savings Plus all of the stuff in the gift closet from Cracker Barrel. That goes something like this...................
8 Light up ceramic car(4.50 each)
3 Xmas Stocking, dish towel, door hanger set thingy($3.90 each set)
2 Xmas Angel($4.50 each)
4 kids Xmas purses ($2.40 each)
2 silver Xmas tree($5.40 each)
1 lg Santa($9.00)
6 Xmas frame($3.00 each)
1 Xmas platter($5.40)

So let's add this up, I have paid $447.89 for $2014.82 worth of stuff. I've saved 77.77% on everything that I have purchased. Or 100% savings because because I used all the free money that I have gathered. Now if only the US government would try to save money as hard as I do.
You better appreciate this one cuz it took me forever to figure all these numbers!!
Still love you even though you are work,
SonyaAnn


Friday, November 25, 2011

Fab Abs Friday!

And there would be your tasty little morsel for this Friday!
Happy times,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Turkey day!!!! You shouldn't be here, you should be stuffing the bird.
Go eat too much,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wicked Wednesday!

I know......... been there and done that but I'm busy. So just play nice and say that you didn't see it coming. Haha, I said coming.
Are you sorry yet,
SonyaAnn


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Smart Ass

I was making more "lunches with love" the other day. Somehow there doesn't seem to be an escape from the damned things. I was having a "very far behind" day and didn't get to making the lunches until the evening before. I try and make the lunches early morning the day before. I hate making them and if I get it done early it doesn't hang over my head all day. Yes, I hate making them this much. Anywho, I asked DJ for help and it went a little something like this.................
Me-Help me make these lunches with love, I still have a ton to do today.
DJ-Do you want lunches with love or with spite?
Me-Just make the damned sandwiches!
Somehow this kid has it in his head if he says something smart assed, he will get out of doing a chore. If a smart assed comment was all that it took to get out of work, I would have done nothing my entire life. And Mark would be sitting next to me sipping iced tea too.
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn



Monday, November 21, 2011

My Package

It is really getting hard to pay attention to what I am writing with all of the distractions around here. I feel like yelling, "Please sir, can I have some more?" I really believe in keeping the holidays pure, can you tell?
Here is the fun shopping tabulations.......................
I have earned this year is $503.
I have $201.01 in the Christmas till.
I have had quite a few gifts come in.
1 $10 Steak and Shake G.C. ($5.99)
1 $25 Omaha Steak G.C( free from My Points)
2 $10 Chilis GC($5)
1 $4 LA Tan (worth $15. 73% off)
1 $12 LA Tan (worth $30. 60% off)
1 Disney Movie(worth $28.99, free from Disney Movie rewards)

So here is the list as of now and with all of the above added!
2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
5 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
1 $25 Omaha Steak G.C( free from My Points)
1 $10 Steak and Shake G.C. ($5.99)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)
1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)
1 $10 Burger King G.C($6.99)
1 $10 Target G.C(free)
1 $4 LA Tan (worth $15. 73% off)
1 $12 LA Tan (worth $30. 60% off)
1 Disney Movie(worth $28.99, free from Disney Movie rewards)
1 Sports Illustrated subscription for $2
1 Time magazine subscription for $2
2 lg wooden puzzles $5each. $10 for both
1 foam activity $9.99.
8 wood catapults $.79 each. $6.32
4 race cars $1 each. $4
2 wood puzzles $1 each.$2
1 paint poster $1
1 plaster magnet $1.
1 tissue paper kit $1
Plus all of the stuff in the gift closet. That goes something like this...................
8 Light up ceramic car(4.50 each)
3 Xmas Stocking, dish towel, door hanger set thingy($3.90 each set)
2 Xmas Angel($4.50 each)
4 kids Xmas purses ($2.40 each)
2 silver Xmas tree($5.40 each)
1 lg Santa($9.00)
6 Xmas frame($3.00 each)
1 Xmas platter($5.40)
I've paid $374.21 for all of the above. Well I paid for it with free money so all of the above is free. Happiness!
Hoping to have this done quickly(the shopping not the guy),
SonyaAnn
 PS-Word to the wise since I don't fall in that category, write down what you have purchased and what is in the mail. Trust me it will make life easier if you can easily find what is on its way and what is lost.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Fab Abs Friday!

Lower please. I seem to be stuck on Brad lately. I'm sure I will get no complaints!
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Santa's Bum

The Santa on Monday was just a little bit hotter.I play Santa in this house but my butt doesn't look like that, I hope.
I think the race to Christmas is going to get a bit more interesting now that we are getting closer. Sometimes I think that it would just be nice to have the money to buy everything that I want online all at once. Then I wake up and look at the checkbook.
I got another $20 from toluna so the money that I have earned this year is $503. I have $238.26 in the pot as we speak. I have quite a few gifts on the way but I'm not counting them until I get them. I find a lot of my good deals on Hip 2 Save and other similar sites. On occasion things get canceled, its the name of the game.
The order for my FIL went through. I ordered Time and Sports Illustrated for him and it did cost $4.Watch it is some kind of crazy knockoff and I will be so embarrassed. It's probably little people porn.

I think that I'm going to add a camera to my Christmas list. You deserve better pictures than what my phone can produce. I went shopping at Michaels. The problem is quite a few things were marked down by 20% but it didn't tell me how much I saved. And I had two 50% off coupons on one item. So I have no idea how to figure this one out, which will probably kill sluggy. Anyways, I spent $29.67 for $37.17(not including what was marked down by 20% or the two 50% off coupons) worth of trinkets. I mostly bought all of this to tape gift cards to. Sad but true.
I now have.............................
2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
3 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)
1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)
1 $10 Burger King G.C($6.99)
1 $10 Target G.C(free)
1 Sports Illustrated subscription for $2
1 Time magazine subscription for $2
2 lg wooden puzzles $5each. $10 for both
1 foam activity $9.99.
8 wood catapults $.79 each. $6.32
4 race cars $1 each. $4
2 wood puzzles $1 each.$2
1 paint poster $1
1 plaster magnet $1.
1 tissue paper kit $1
Plus all of the stuff in the gift closet. That goes something like this...................
8 Light up ceramic car(4.50 each)
3 Xmas Stocking, dish towel, door hanger set thingy($3.90 each set)
2 Xmas Angel($4.50 each)
4 kids Xmas purses ($2.40 each)
2 silver Xmas tree($5.40 each)
1 lg Santa($9.00)
6 Xmas frame($3.00 each)
1 Xmas platter($5.40)
Everything in the gift closet was market down 90% and I used the gift cards that I got from Christmas to pay for it. How's that for a deal?!?
I really hope you appreciate all the work that goes into this! And sluggy if you would like to figure out the percentages of what I have saved, I will tell you, you are cute. And while you are at it and have nothing better to do, will you edit my book? LOL.
I've paid $175.99 for $401 worth of gift cards and movie tickets. $4 for two magazine subscriptions worth $40. I paid $29.67 for $37.17 worth of stuff from Micheals. And I paid $126.92 for all of the gifts in the gift closet which were 90% off but used free gift cards to pay for that.
I'm going to start ordering presents for the little ones in my life, my adorable nephews and the little one that I babysit for. This is where I have no self control and the money will soon start disappearing. I see ride on toys in my future. It also looks like a lot of the family wants gift cards this year. I just don't think that I will get Victoria Secret's half off like I have been getting the restaurant gift cards. That is going to kill my little Christmas fund. Plastic jungle is going to get a visit from me pretty soon.
My life is so boring,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anna Get The Hell Out by Frances Part 2


It seems like yesterday that Frances was suggesting that Anna get the Hell out. Well not really but it was a bit of fun to blame her. Anna's senior year(it doesn't seem that long ago does it) we all came up with a list of things that Anna would need for her dorm. Here's where the fun all started and here is the finished list. The list that we came up with is the most complete that I have seen and I can say that the only thing that we had to go to the store for after we moved Anna in was food. From what I understand that is unheard of, everyone usually makes a few trips to Walmart to get the forgotten items.
Anyways, I'm here because I need your assistance again. Anna researched an apartment. She actually came to me with figures, which in itself is shocking! She is not a numbers kind of girl. She and her current roommate Becca(she is actually sane, on the dean's list, and responsible. I never thought it could happen and that Anna wouldn't drive her mad) are going to rent an apartment. I wasn't real sold on this but the apartment borders the school property and still uses EIU's security. It is also $2000 a year cheaper even with food and utilities. Hey, did I tell you that it was $2000 a year cheaper. That was a good selling point. She will have the apartment for 11.5 months instead of the 9 months she is in the dorm. She said that she might stay down there and work this summer if she can find a job for 40+hrs a week. Anyways, the apartment is furnished with a couple of beds and dressers, a kitchen table, and a couple of couches. That's about it. So if you don't mind do you think that we could put out heads together and come up with another list since we are so good at it. I figure that we can break it down by each room.
Kitchen-
Bathroom-
Bedroom-
Living room-
I figure since I have 9 months and a generous family, I can get most of this stuff for her for free. Thank you so much and I'll post the list when we finish to help anyone else that has college students that are just starting out.
Have I told you lately that I love you,
SonyaAnn
Frances-I didn't steal your picture, I just borrowed. 



Monday, November 14, 2011

Come Santa Come

I'm getting a little closer with my Christmas goals. I think that I'm going to be shopping at the last minute, GASP! I'm so close to cashing out my credit card rewards but it will take a few weeks to get here. The horror.
So here is what I have now........................
2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
3 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)
1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)
1 $10 Burger King G.C($6.99)
1 $10 Target G.C(free from Bank of America, your guess is as good as mine why they are giving them out)

I've paid $175.99(paid for with free money) for $401 worth of gift cards and movie tickets. Next year, I'm going to start listing how much I've made from each company in January. That way if anyone wants to copy me, it will be easier for you. I would also sign up for emails from all the companies I get free stuff from.
I've earned $483 dollars so far, I got another $5 in the mail for testing a rinse aid for the dishwasher. I have quite a few more gifts coming at this point, mostly gift cards but a movie and a couple magazine subscription. I'm sure that I have forgotten a few gifts too. And I have a serious question(who knew). Last year, I ordered my FIL 2 magazine subscriptions and it cost $40 for both. It looks like I might be able to get the same two magazines for $4 this year. How do I count it? We spend $50 on each person do I subtract $40 or $4 from his $50. I'm at a loss on this one.
Thanks for stopping by,
SonyaAnn


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fame

I'm gunna live forever.........wait that has nothing to do with this. Go here!
Hope you had a great weekend,
SonyaAnn



Friday, November 11, 2011

Fab Abs Friday!

You can't quite make out the abs but I'm sure that I will be forgiven!
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, November 10, 2011

All Over the Place

I was just wondering if you have any other ideas for me on how to save a few bucks on Christmas or earn a few. I'm still getting free money and gift cards but is there a way to stretch that even farther. Here is what I'm doing to get money and gift cards...................
Toluna
Pinecone Research
swagbucks(not for Christmas but it would be a sin to leave it out)
Inbox dollars
Send Earnings
My Points
Recycle Bank
Disney Movie Rewards
BP credit card(I like it better than my Bank of America card now. You get 1% or 5% for gas immediately & you don't have to wait until you earn $250 to get the full 1%)
Bank of America credit card points
I can't think of anything else at the moment. I've been buying gift cards for the most part to stretch the free money. I have been using............
Saveology
Screaming Daily Deals
Savemore
Onsale
Did I miss anything,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wicked Wednesday!

I LOVE THESE!!!!! That guy is flat out funny! I love the last few seconds.
Have a great Wednesday,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas is Close

Well Christmas is a bit too close for me! I'm kicking myself for not starting sooner. I have always saved gift cards for presents and the points from one of our credit cards for Christmas but nothing like this before. Next year, I promise that I will do better by you. So here is where we are...................
I have $286.93 in the fund.  I got $5 for testing a dishwasher product. $3 from Pinecone and $50 from our BP card! The 10% on gas and 2% on everything else is going to end soon, it will be a sad day in this house but I think that I have about worn out my welcome! And don't forget that the numbers probably won't jive because I still have more gifts on the way(I don't count them on the list until I have them in my little hands). I have earned $478 so far!!!! 

2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
3 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)

I've paid $169(paid for with free money) for $381 worth of gift cards. And that isn't including the $126.92 worth of gifts in the gift closet that I got at 90% off at Cracker Barrel and that were free because I paid with gift cards.
No Christmas songs yet,
SonyaAnn

Monday, November 7, 2011

Piss on You

 I forgot to post these. Den was the mummy for Halloween and I was Cleopatra. My boobs were ummmm.... getting some air with this costume.
This pic is blurry. A few things were going on at once. Den the camera man was a wee bit intoxicated and my dear BFF Donna was a doggie bag for Halloween. She decided to pee on me, drunk Den was laughing while trying to get the picture. Have you noticed that a lot of my posts are now centered around alcohol? Maybe I should do something about that or maybe not.
And that is all,
SonyaAnn

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fab Abs Friday!

Yummo! You can thank me in the comments!
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dirt and A Butt

 I'm really having a hard time letting of the summer. I'm not sure why. I guess I feel as if I didn't get enough time outside. I'm defiantly not going to try and make up for it now and stand outside. YUCK. Since winter is almost upon us, I can feel the static cling of the plastic on the windows as we speak. Again YUCK! Anyways, I brought one of the pots that had herbs in it in. I wonder if this will turn into another tomato mess. That pot has chives, oregano, sage, and parsley.

 I "made" this pot. It has dill, basil, parsley, and green onions. I hid both of the pots in the rec room downstairs. They probably won't get enough light down there but at least I don't have dirt in the kitchen. Den said that soon I will see all of the bugs crawling out of the plants. Why does he have to start a fight at every turn?
This potato has nothing to do with my plants, I just thought that it looked like the millennium falcon. DJ said it looked like a butt. I just thought that this was information that you needed.
Smile you can leave now,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Razor blades anyone?

     
Welp getting back into the swing of my real life is as boring as it can get. All I have to post about is tomatoes. This post sucks for both of us.

This is the last of our sad tomato harvest. I'm not quite sure why they decided to grow so late in the season. But they do seem to be ripening well in the window. This is the most boring post that I have ever written. We should complain to management. My Illinois life sucks compared to my Vegas life. We bought tires for Den's car. How's that for entertaining? I also washed Den's phone, it is Downy fresh.
Off to pout about my boring life,
SonyaAnn