Monday, July 27, 2009

I Hate Stupid People Especially at 4:30AM!!!

Yes, I'm awake and sitting at my computer before 6am. Why you ask? Because of some stupid idiot who called my cell phone at 4:30am. Middle of the night telephone calls terrify me. They only mean really bad news in my experience. So whenever the phone rings in the middle of the night my heart skips a beat and the anxiety takes over before I can even get to the phone.

So, at 4:30am I stumble into the living room and find my cell phone sitting beside the couch. The caller id says "Restricted" so I should have known better than to answer it but I did anyway. There was some creep on the other end of the line with a raspy evil voice saying some stuff that I couldn't understand in my half-awake state. Then I heard F*ing B@tch and hung up. Excuse me?! Two seconds later, my phone rings again with the same "Restricted" number showing up. I immediately turned my cell phone off. But, that call really freaked me out. I'm telling you, whoever was on the other end sounded possessed!

So, then I checked on DD and climbed back into bed and told my Husband about it. He seemed concerned but a few minutes later he fell back asleep. Me? Not so lucky. When I'm pregnant I have a hard time sleeping soundly as it is. I guess it's all of the crazy hormone stuff going on? Anytime that my sleep gets interrupted I have a hard time falling back asleep. After an hour and a half of trying to fall back asleep I decided to go ahead and get up. I'm not freaked out anymore -- just ticked off that some drunken idiot messed up my sleep and nearly gave me a heart attack by calling in the middle of the night. It's going to be a long Monday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun at Michael's For Under $10!

Savvy is on a budget y'all now that I'm a SAHM. I've been reading about how so many of you have scored some awesome deals at Hobby Lobby lately. But, there's no Hobby Lobby around here! So, I stopped in at Michael's today hoping to find something on the cheap and I did!

I found this cute faux Garden Herb wrapped in brown paper and twine. Originally $4.99, Clearance $1.99! I think I'll find a spot in my kitchen for this.

I might wrap some real herbs and make the cute popsicle tags to give away as gifts. Wouldn't that be cute for a hostess gift at a tea party?

Then I spotted this sweet little bird. I haven't decided where to put him yet but for $.79 on Clearance I had to take him home!

Finally, my biggest deal of the day was this beautiful candle stand. It fits in with my decor perfectly. I want to put it on one of my end tables beside the living room couch but I have a feeling that little baby hands will not be able to resist it. So, I'm going to try a few spots tomorrow. Oh yeah - originally $29.99 but Clearance only $5.99! Score!

Ok, gotta run. Dinner is almost ready. We're running late tonight on eating because I got dragged into helping DH set up all of his electronic components in the new entertainment center. It looks good and I can't wait to sit down with my homemade potato soup and turkey & cream cheese toasted croissants to watch Burn Notice on USA! Have y'all seen that show? I love it!

I Need Your Help for Birthday Gift Ideas!

Hi Y'all! The entertainment center was delivered earlier today and it looks great! As soon as we get the TV hooked up and I shop the house for some accessories, I'll get some pics posted.

In the meantime, please help! Do you have any ideas for fun birthday gift ideas for a very actice 1 year old? Yes, she is walking and can practically run at this point! I'm trying to think of something that she can play on/climb on/jump on inside of the house that doesn't take up a whole lot of space. It's so hot here and will continue to be hot until about mid-October. So, I'm trying to find something that will help get her energy out inside the house where there's air conditioning because her big pregnant Momma can't take the heat for long! Thanks for your help!

Oh, and my Dad already bought her one of those rocking/bouncy horse things that she can ride on. I was thinking about a baby trampoline. I'll have to search for one online but I've seen one with a handle bar on one of DD's Baby Einstein videos.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Finally, we're getting a new entertainment center!

DH and I have been talking about and shopping for a new entertainment center for several years now. It's just one of those expensive purchases that you don't you really want to spend the money on until you find the right piece, for the right price. We finally found an entertainment center that fit our needs and our budget this weekend and I'm so excited to have it delivered on Wednesday!

I love this piece of furniture! It has dark wood like the rest of our furniture, a slight tropical look to it which is great for our decor here in FL, lots of storage where DD can't get to the DVDs and hide them all over the house, and no sharp corners for DD to bang her little head on (problem with our old TV stand). Now, I'm just thinking about how to accessorize!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Need Help With Your Nails? Enter This Giveaway!

Gwen over at Confessions of a Control Freak is hosting a fabulous giveaway in celebration of her blog's birthday! I have total nail envy towards Gwen. Her nails are always gorgeous and she's wonderful with sharing her nail tips. If you need some help with your nails like me, go check out her blog and enter her giveaway!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Any Ideas For Organizing Shoes?

Do y'all have any ideas for organizing shoes by the front door? We don't have a closet in our entryway. It's an open area. We always take off our shoes at the front door. It wasn't a problem until now that my 10 month old is walking!

DD loves to steal our shoes, put them in her baby doll stroller, walk them around the house, and hide them. LOL Who knows where you'll find your shoes! I don't like her playing with dirty shoes and I don't like searching for them. So, does anyone have any ideas for storing shoes at the front door that #1 would prevent my little one from playing with them and #2 is NOT ugly? I've seen all kinds of shoe caddies, etc. online but nothing I've found looks nice. Time to get creative!

Friday, July 3, 2009


Why is it that tourists think it's ok to come Florida and walk into my grocery store in their bikini, shakin' their jiggly up and down the aisle? Honey, that mesh cover-up is not helping much either! Seriously people... Would you do that where you live?