Friday, February 27, 2009

We need to WHEEL and DEAL now adays!!

I got a notice that my Good Housekeeping subscription would soon be up and that I owed $25.97 if I wanted to get another 2 year subscription because I signed up for the no interuption plan. HUH? Inside the magazine was a card insert charging $20.00 for 2 years so why would a faithful subscriber like me have to pay more than someone else? I have been getting this magazine for years. Loyalty means you pay more? Well, I just want to let everyone know it SAVES to call. After talking to the gentlemen and telling him I loved the magazine but didn't want to pay $25.97 when there is a insert in the magazine for $20.00 he let me know that they were have a different special...2 years for $15.00 or 3 years for $20.00. So I will be sending them $20.00 and enjoying my magazine for another 3 years.

Now, how may of you got XMradio with the purchase of a new vehicle? Ours came with 6 months free and our dealer told us when it expired and we were sent an invoice to renew for $12.99 a month to call and say it was too much and they would wheel and deal with us. Sure enough we were able to renew for a lot less...I think $6.95 or $7.95 a month.

Now my question to you is...Will TIVO wheel and deal? We were given TIVO as a Christmas present a couple years ago and we are automatically charged $12.95 a month on our Visa for it. Could we be paying more than we should? When you never see a bill you forget what you are paying and don't question the amount. My question to all of you is...Do you have TIVO and are you paying less than I am? Could I get a better price if I wheel and deal?

Friday, February 20, 2009

We Have Our WINNERS!!

Fran sent me theses pictures and some are not too good.
We would like to THANK each and everyone of you for entering our giveaway. If you added yourself or if you were already following us you got entered 2 times. We hope that those of you that are new to our blog will become one of our "neighbors" and visit us often.

Fran's daughter Lexi picked all of the winners.
The "Surprise Gifts" are vinyl WELCOME signs for your door. We do vinyl lettering. We can make something for a wall in your home or like this one for your door. We do custom work.

We said we were going to give away 2 "Surprise Gifts" but we got carried away and drew one too many names. We said what the heck lets just add another one. The winners for the Welcome signs are:

There was more than one Megan. The winning Megan is from Wandering DC.

I had a picture of the winner's names and I clicked on something and it disappeared. Sorry!

Now I'm not sure if you can read this next one but the winner for picking something from our Etsy Store is:

3 Little Byrds!!

We will be emailing each of you. Thanks again to everyone who entered.

Did you like the idea of being able to have a choice of what you won from our Etsy Store? If so perhaps we will have another giveaway soon!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Club

How many of us are a part of this club? The...My Appliances Don't Match club. What do you do when one goes out but the others work just fine and you think you want stainless? We bought the fridge and stove at the same time but the fridge is fine. How does a fridge that gets used every day out last a stove that doesn't? This is a view from the breakfast bar so you don't see the other two white appliances right away. We replaced our microwave with the stove even though it worked so it wouldn't look too bad.

Here's the dishwasher. It's tucked away and not that noticeable...I hope.

Here's the fridge. White as can be. We had two teenagers that needed braces at the same time, so the other appliances "went on the back burner."LOL or I mean Whhhhaaa!!! Are you a member of the club?

P.S. Don't forget there is still time to enter the give away.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We're Having A GIVE-A-WAY :o)

We are having a GREAT Giveaway!! You get YOUR CHOICE of ANYTHING we have listed in Our ETSY STORE!

All of our signs are HANDMADE by us (oh, and my hubby too :o) he cuts out and routers all the signs.)


These signs have VINYL lettering.

Perhaps your little heart desires an adorable sign for your laundry room. This comes with a saw tooth holder on the back for hanging or perhaps you would like to put it in a large easel as we have. Either way you will fall in love with this sign. This sign is 9 inches tall and 20 inches long.

Now wouldn't this be the PERFECT mother's day gift? Of course you could keep it for yourself! HA! This sign also comes with a saw tooth holder in the back. It is 9 inches tall and 20 inches long.

I personally LOVE this sign. I told Fran I wanted to use my initial when we made the demo because this one is going into my new living room! Or maybe my new bedroom.... could go just about anywhere in my house. This is a 6x6 sign and it comes WITH THE EASEL! This one makes a great gift for anyone on your list. We will mail any where in the USA.

Now there are a few more things in our Etsy Store that you may like better so check it out. We will have ONE winner for the Etsy Giveaway but wait......We will have TWO more winners for a "SURPRISE GIFT" that we know you will LOVE.

Now if you don't win but would love some wall words or some other saying on one of our signs you can email us. We do custom work.

All you have to do to enter is leave us a comment. Now if you want to be entered TWO times then add yourself to Our Neighbors on our sidebar.

Winners will be announced Friday, Feb. 20th.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stay Tuned for a GIVE-A-WAY!!

We decided since our past blogs have not been too happy we needed to add some happiness!! We are going to have a give-a-way!! Stay tuned for details :o)

Monday, February 9, 2009


Cora is with Jesus.
We want to Thank all of you for your prayers. Please, keep this family in your prayers for strenght during this very difficult time.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Such sadness. Your whole life as you know it can change in an instant.

I need some more prayer from my blog friends. Twin (Fran) isn't too good with the computer so she called me at work with a request. She asked me to put this family on our blog for prayer. Precious little girl Cora needs our prayers. Her family thought she had an ear infection but it turns out it is much more.

Also please, keep my friend Linda in your prayers. She is home but she is having some problems with her lupus.