Things Remembered Mother’s Day Sale!

Things Remembered SaleThings Remembered is a wonderful store with gifts that can be personalized for every occasion. Check out my board on Mavenx to see some of the amazing products available for Mother’s Day.

Today, I bring to you a special Promo Code to use now through Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017.

This promo code, A159, will get you an additional 20% off and free shipping! So hurry over to Things Remembered to get your Mom a memorable gift that she will cherish forever! There are many reasonable priced items and sale priced items too, use the code above to get a great deal!

I found a few different things I would love to get for my Mother.

This wine glass is just adorable for the wine lover! Cute and fun for the Mom who loves her wine and fun gifts. Don’t like this one? There are other’s to choose from too.
And this tote is great for everyday use for the mom who loves practical gifts! This tote comes in a variety of colors and can be personalized just for Mom.
I just love this Family Tree necklace! Elegant and thoughtfulness combined for the Mom who loves sentimental gifts and jewelry. Many other styles available too.

These are just a few of the gifts available at Things Remembered. Check them out or see for yourself what other wonderful gifts are available and don’t forget the promo code, A159 for extra savings! But remember, this promo is only good through Mother’s Day!

 

Coffee Lovers, What’s Your Go To Coffee?

Coffee Lover'sGive me coffee! And I know I’m not the only coffee lover out there! Haha

I love many different coffees! Whether it is brands, varieties, styles, etc., I’ve got to have it!

I love mine with French Vanilla Coffee-mate Creamer, this is my go to coffee every morning, I just can’t start my day without it! Literally! I am NOT a nice person until I’ve had my first cup every morning! Haha

I love a good Vanilla Cappuccino too! And when I’m out and about I just gotta have a good Caramel Frappe! And every fall, I must have the Pumpkin Spice! See? I told you I love coffee. How much do you love your coffee?

100% Columbian is the best for a medium, rich cup of coffee. I don’t like weak coffee, I need to be able to taste and smell that rich aroma scent! My favorite 100% Columbian coffee is the Folger’s brand, but recently, while trying to cut back a bit more, I tried the Great Value brand of 100% Columbian, and to my surprise it is pretty good too!

Morning CoffeeI decided to try a sample pack of 3, that you can get at Wal-Mart for $1. That’s when I realized they were pretty good and my budget would be happy with the price difference. Here is a price break down comparing the Folger’s Columbian K-Cups and the Great Value Columbian K-Cups.

Folger’s 48 K-cups:  $.61 per cup at Wal-Mart or $.53 per cup at Amazon.

Great Value 48 K-cups: $.33 per cup at Wal-Mart.

The difference is almost half the cost! I’ll take that savings!

Now, I love coffee so much that I have tried countless flavors of coffee. Ya know, like the holiday flavors or variety packs and such (I ask for these as Christmas gifts). Some are awesome, some are ok, but other’s are just plain horrible!

I have a regular Black & Decker coffee maker and I have my Keurig. My Keurig is the best  non-personal Christmas gift I have ever gotten without a doubt! With this awesome machine, I can try all these coffee’s one cup at a time (perfect when trying all these holiday flavors they seem to be coming out with as I mentioned earlier).

Yes, as you all probably know by now, I live on a budget, a very tight budget. However, coffee is my one and only splurge that I cannot live without! Oh, and the occasional bottle of wine. Haha, but this post is about coffee!

Coffee ShopAnyway, being on a budget is where my Keurig comes in. Have you ever thought about how much you spend on a daily cup of coffee you grab on your way to work everyday at your local coffee shop? I bet it’s more than $1 a day and that’s low balling it, I’m sure! I know I pay like what, $2 for a Frappe at BK or McDonald’s? And that’s just a fast food joint!

Back to the Keurig. Even when buying a more expensive brand, I can make a good cup of java for less than $.65 a cup. So in all actuality I’m saving money by using my Keurig. Quality Coffee Shop coffee’s for a fraction of the price!

Do you have a go to coffee or a favorite coffee? Do you own a Keurig or Single Serve Coffee Maker (I know other companies make them now too)? But I’m on year six, I believe, with my Keurig, and it’s still going strong, so I have a lot of faith in the Keurig brand!

And now there are some pretty awesome colors to choose from! When I got mine as a gift, it was when they first came out, so there was only black and I think silver. And so many new versions, some of the new ones are pretty awesome!

If there was “K-Cup” subscription service, I would probably ask for that as a gift too. Haha I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them for regular coffee, so why not for K-Cups, right?

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The Why’s Behind My Blog

Why's Behind My Blog Why do I blog?

There are millions of blogs and bloggers out there already. I know, I did my research, but I still wanted to be a “blogger”. Maybe its the word, “Blogger”. I love the word! Crazy, right?

For a long time, I have wanted to blog, years in fact! How about you? I thought about it, dreamed about it, how mine could be different or “the one”. Haha

Why?

One day, I realized the reason I wanted to start a blog was to have a place to write, simple as that, so I bought my hosting through Bluehost, set up through WordPress, and started my blog! A place where I could write about anything my little heart desired. I knew that I had knowledge of many different areas that I could share as well. That’s why I started a blog. If I only help one person with an idea or teach one person how to make that budget stretch, or made one friend who really understands me as a person, then I’ve done what I started out to do.

Why I BlogWhy?

I blog for me because I love to write. Because I love to share things with others, but most of all I blog in the hopes to make enough money to support my kids. Sharing from my heart and sharing what I know is a way for me to do that.

You see, I have depression and anxiety, it doesn’t help that I am an introvert as well. My depression is not so good right now and that makes anything and everything set off the anxiety. Even being content sitting at home doing everything I possibly can online, from shopping to making money. I still get anxious over so many things!

WritingWhy?

Writing is my way out, my way of “talking” and “connecting” with others. Another great reason for blogging for me. I truly do want to connect with people, being an introvert doesn’t mean I don’t want true friends, it just means it hard for me to take that first step towards a person for fear of rejection. (I have faced this all my life, my “friends” have always been my partner’s friends. Not my real friends, people who like me for me.) A friend who calls you up to go out for a cup of coffee or who wants to talk about life’s ups and downs.  And as an adult or a mommy, it is even harder to make friends.

Do you blog? If so, what is your reason behind your blog?

Upstate New York, Blizzard Warning For Today

Upstate New York Blizzard

 Blizzard Warning and How I’m Preparing

As I write this post, I pray the power doesn’t go out. I am in Upstate New York, under a Blizzard warning, and the snow is really coming down now! The picture above does no justice to what it is actually doing outside! It is nasty outside and my 4 year old son really wants to go out and play. I think the snow is about up to his chest right now, lol, not sure how he is going to “play” or “sled” in this, but I guess I’ve got to let him try.

It is March 14, 2017 and I can’t believe the weather we are having. I think it has decided to catch us up from having a mild winter last year. Haha I hate winter and I hate snow, so why do I live in New York? Right? Well, my family is here and this is where I grew up. If my family was somewhere else, then I would be too.

Of course the kids are home, schools are closed, roads are closed, county offices, and believe it or not the postal service has actually shut down today as well. This has not happened in more than 20 years!

Preparing for a Blizzard

I started early this morning. Cleaning up the house. Catching up on laundry, making sure all the dishes are cleaned and put away. Extra blankets dug out, candles gathered and new batteries in the lanterns. Cellphone and extra battery case charged. Tablets for the kids charged, they can still play some games without wifi and laptop is charged for at least 1 movie to be watched on battery. We have a propane stove so I can still cook, big plus! Also works well for a little added heat if the power goes out. List made of things to do with the kids if the power goes out because my son hates it when the power goes out even during the day. He says it’s scary no matter what, so I try to keep him busy with reading stories, playing games, building with lego’s, etc.

What do you do when your power goes out? Leave it in the comments! Always looking for more ideas.

As I’m writing this post, the storm is actually getting worse by the minute! I hope the worst of it is over soon!

Stay safe everyone in the Northeast and for everyone else, especially if you are somewhere warm and sunny, enjoy it.