Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thriftyness Pays Off!

A couple months back, Joe thought I was a crazy person because I filled our freezer with about 10 quart sized bags filled with frozen cutie oranges. I had bought the cuties for super cheap on managers special and put them in the freezer.

My hands the scent of oranges for about a week but man was it worth it. Throughout the summer we have snacked on them, added them to smoothies and snacked some more. They are perfect because they are bite size and instantly cooling and refreshing. They were cheap to begin with (I think it was about $1.00 for a bag of like 20) and they are like free (healthy) mini popsicles now.

I love being thrifty but sometimes I don't really seeing it paying off - this is definitely not one of those times! Besides my regular couponing, I haven't found any super thrifty finds lately... what are you doing to be thrifty right now?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blogger Issues

I am having issues with Blogger... every time I try and leave a comment on a friends blog, I have to sign back into my google account but it still leaves the comment as anonymous. Any suggestions? Am I along here?


UPDATE ::::: Quasi solution found!

Did some research and I am apparently not the only blogger/commenter with this issue!  If you are facing this problem uncheck "keep me signed in" when you are redirected to sign back into google.  Let me know if this helps!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Great deal alert - ends today, hurry!

Right now, you can "like" Pier 1 on facebook and get a $10 gift certificate! No minimum spending requirements, just print and go shopping!

The coupon expires Wednesday (and the coupon is only available today) so you have to move fast.

I bought this pretty vase - originally $50, on clearance for $12.78. Minus my $10 coupon, I paid $2.78ish and already have it up in my house. Shopping that doesn't cost any money is my FAVORITE!

What will you get?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

God Grew Tired of Us

The documentary God Grew Tired of Us has been in my Netflix instant queue for about a year now... I am not sure why but I never took the time to watch it (even through its rating for me was 4.7 stars and friends had highly recommended it). Anyway, the hubs and I watched it last night and all I can say is WOW I should have watched it much sooner.

God Grew Tired of Us is an amazing story and provided me with a much needed reminder on the need for sharing compassion, love, and understanding with fellow human beings. Please watch this film if you have not already. The documentary follows 4 of Sudan's Lost Boys as they come to America, experience electricity, grocery stores, flushing toilets and more for the first time - all while remaining dedicated to their families that were left in their homeland.

Here's the trailer:

And the synopsis taken from the documentary's website:
GOD GREW TIRED OF US explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and move to America, where they build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping the friends and family they have left behind.

Orphaned by a tumultuous civil war and traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the 25,000 “Lost Boys” (ages 3 to 13) who fled villages, formed surrogate families and sought refuge from famine, disease, wild animals and attacks from rebel soldiers. Named by a journalist after Peter Pan’s posse of orphans who protected and provided for each other, the “Lost Boys” traveled together for five years and against all odds crossed into the UN’s refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. A journey’s end for some, it was only the beginning for John, Daniel and Panther, who along with 3800 other young survivors, were selected to re-settle in the United States.


What are some good documentaries you recommend? Please share!

Monday, July 18, 2011

7.9.11 :: I now pronouce you husband and wife

July 9, 2011 my beautiful baby sister transformed into a beautiful bride. It was a special day for all family and friends that were able to attend. The Hafner's welcome John into our family with arm open wide.

Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs!