Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Economic Stimulus!

Even though the economy is in the poopah, life must still move along. Yesterday I had a vast amount of errands to run around the area. So I made an attempt to not only stimulate the economy, but stimulate our local economy! I have yet to find a local store that sells jeans that I can afford, so I folded and went to Marshalls-where I not only found affordable jeans, but jeans that fit!!!! They are $100+ jeans that I bought for $29.99!!! Boo-yah! However, I also found wonderful eyeshadow at Blush; steaks, asparagus, vermouth, and lemons at Lloyd's in Rochester; and fresh scallops at Kyler's! I made a fabulous dinner all while stimulating our local economoy!! I also bought our first round of seeds for our veggie garden. Hopefully Ali and I can keep the plants alive long enough to eat our own (very) local harvest! :o)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kisses for a Cause

A local beauty/make-up shoppe is holding a fundraiser for the NB School music program. All of the funds raised will be used to guy instruments for the schools. For only $3.00 you can give a kiss and enter to win $200 worth of beauty swag! And you can stop in any time in February! How can you beat that?! A chance to support a local business, win some great makeup, and help out the Whalers all at the same time!! for directions and hours!

Zoo days

So while Azzy and Connor are up visiting we've been enjoying the local zoo and their events. We rocked out with their kiddie band (The Toe Jam Puppet Band-could I make that up?) which turned out to be quite fun for them. Unfortunately, I fogot the camera for Pirate Week, which is certainly the funniest thing I have ever seen! The kids all dress up as pirates and mermaids; and it's an absolute blast! The week these pictures were taken the weather was gorgeous and we took a little walk to see the animals. We saw elephants (pooping), turtles, the cougar (not that kind...but we certainly realized how easy that cat could've devoured us in the forest!), some chickens, pigs, horses, and a deer that wandered across the frozen pond and was hanging out only feet away! All in all I had a great time with my nephews and sister-in-law playing at the zoo!!

Are those wires? hmmmmm....
Front and center for the show-just like his Mom :o)
It's Ok, Aunty!! I'm with the band!!!
Not so sure about the bubbles....
Oh Deer! The closest I've ever been to a deer-other than Clyde of course!
It's nicer when half of him isn't in the wall...

What's better than glitter and wine?!

Any time Liz asks that question you know there is fun to be had! I was so excited to take part in my first valentine card-making extravaganza over at Liz's house!! (despite that lingering cough) So with wine in hand, we made some wicked fab cards - if I do say so myself.