Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I got a blog award from The Steady Hand!
Thank you very much for this fun surprise!
Here are the official rules:
•Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
•Tell your readers seven (7) things about you.
•Give this award to fifteen (15) recently discovered bloggers.
•Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news.
Okay 7 Things about me:
1. I love 80's music, especially U2
2. I love fish crackers! My parents get me a big box for my birthday and Christmas
3. I check Accuweather.com everyday for weather updates.
4. My favorite time of day is when the girls go to bed; so I can relax.
5. I don't like to go shopping! I do like to shop online.
6. Wish I had more time to clean my house
7. Like to visit new places and try new things
15 other Blogs I think you should have a look at:
1. Crafty Kids 101
2. Fun Frugal Mommy
3. At Home with Michelle
4. The Simple Buffalo Life
5. And We're Off Too...
6. Coffee & Camo
7 . Melomamma
8. Mom Blog of Two Little Misters
9. Sounds Like Crazy
10. From the Mudroom
11. Joyful Mommies
12. From New York to Italy
13. Jenny Sulpizio
14. My DIY Life
15. My Cup 2 Yours
Friday, May 20, 2011
Movies are always better with a friend, so treat yours to 2-for-1 movie tickets available exclusively through this page for Visa Signature cardholders.
2-for-1 tickets must be purchased on a friday and used the same day. One offer per card per month. Offer valid for a limited time and while supplies last.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I had bought my daughter the Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Kit for her birthday last year. The weather was finally the right temperature to order the caterpillars. We have been watching them transform into their chrysalis. I thought it would be fun to go to the Butterfly Pavilion in Los Angeles and check out the butterflies on Mother's Day.
By the way, this turned out to be not so much of a frugal challenge but a rip off instead. First we had to park at the Natural History Museum's parking lot. That was $8! I was not expecting to pay to park in that lot. I thought there was free parking about 8 years ago when I last went. I guess, I should have expected something to change in 8 years :)
We had a picnic lunch at the park right next to the parking lot and headed over to the Butterfly Pavilion. The cost for the 4 of us was $7. I did expect to pay that price; but I did not expect to have both girls screaming at the top of their lungs because they were afraid of butterflies flying at them. It was pretty embarrassing; but I paid an outrageous $15 to get here and they were going to stay until I was finished looking. After about 15 min. of being in there with screaming and complaining girls, we left.
We walked next door to the California Science Center. This place is free! We spent a few hours over there finishing up the areas we did not have time for last time. We all had a great time here.
Our day ended with the usual KFC dinner take-out per my mom's request every year. Finger Likin'Good!