Thursday, May 15, 2008


I got the opportunity to do 2 paid posts for PayPerPost today, but I also wrote a new post about something I've been waiting to do for a looooooooooooong time. Click here to skip right to that post. I think you'll like it... You can also scroll down to read my paid posts. This PayPerPost thing is picking up a little, although I'm not ready to jet off on a dream vacation to Hawaii with my earnings or anything just yet!

Social Spark

There's a new site out there, a great place to network with other bloggers and advertisers. You can even find opportunities to get paid to blog! I recently created a profile there, and it was really easy to do.

This site looks like it would be a lot of fun to use. I haven't gotten too far into the site, but I did find a profile of another mom The Mom with the Brownies that I found to be pretty funny and a lot like me. (Maybe that's why I thought she was funny?!?) One thing I really liked was the ability to filter my user search. I would like to see a few more options, like age or marital status, in the search feature.

One way it differs from other blog sites is that you can connect with advertisers (or they can find you), which I haven't seen before. If you're looking to make some extra money by taking advantage of paid blogging opportunities, I could see this being pretty profitable. One thing I didn't like was that it appears that I am not qualified for ANY of the paid opportunities. From what I gather, if I start posting a blog on the site, I will eventually become qualified. Not too sure what will happen with that, but I might just give it a try.

You can find Social Spark by clicking here: SocialSpark .

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Is Sissys' room sick, Mama?

Yes, this is the question that Puckey asked the other day when I took the following picture.
I told her, "Yes, Sissys' room IS sick, I think maybe it threw up!"

You might wonder why on earth I would be taking pictures of Bug & Nans' room. Well, the EXTREME ROOM MAKEOVER has finally begun! After weeks of waiting for the girls to get in gear and clean their room so I could paint it, I gave up and cleaned it myself. It's amazing how big the room is without all of their CRAP stuff in it.
So the first thing I needed to do was a little spackling...okay, a LOT of spackling. I think the boys who once inhabited this room must have had SOMETHING hanging on just about every available inch of wall space.
Next comes the primer.

Okay, now here's the main color, "Honey Flower".
And finally, the accent color, "Antigua Sunset".
Looks pretty good, if I do say so myself! My next step is cleaning the carpet. I'd just hire someone to do it, but A) It costs WAY too much, and B) I'd rather do it a room at a time when I can get all of the furniture out before cleaning the carpet, so the WHOLE ROOM gets cleaned.

I can't wait to get all the the girls' furniture back in place, and don't worry, I'll post pictures of the "finished product" when I get that far!

You know I ALWAYS love a discount...

So, it's getting to be camping season (okay, for people who live in warmer climates, maybe you could camp in March or April, but here in Michigan it doesn't get warm enough until at LEAST June...) and I just found out about a nice little deal they have going on at the Rocky Mountain Trail website.

You can find great outdoor items from names like The North Face (a personal favorite of Ande's), Patagonia, Jansport and more, and for a limited time you can get 10% off your purchase by using the promo code SPRING. An added bonus - you can also get FREE SHIPPING if your order is over $45! Click here to find pretty much anything you might need (or want) for camping (or just enjoying the great outdoors):

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!

To all of the moms that read this blog...

Have a blessed Mother's Day. May your celebration be joyous (and may someone volunteer to clean up the dinner dishes for you!)