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October 1, 2015

October Note on the Counter

Wow- Did September fly by or what? Did you blog about anything your are super proud of last month, I wanna know. Post a link below I want to read it.

I did post another Blog Dare last month. I'm not getting any people to do it. I am not worried about it, its only my second round. I do know that I enjoy doing them, and someone will catch on.  I think it's going to be fun.

If you want to see the dares that I have done you can visit this tab and check them out. They are also open for link ups to posts.

I can't wait to see fall. The colors, the pumpkins I will pick up at the store, put in my basket and put back before I check out. Im going to enjoy the pumpkin spice coffee at 711.

What I am not looking forward to- putting all the summer clothes away and finding out what the kids DO need for winter. I don't know why I don't do it sooner.  O well right?

Read you soon-

September 13, 2015

Blog Dare On The Counter September

 1.   Every month a new dare

2.   Each will have a NEW word requirement.
3.   Be brave and post your link.
4.   I will comment on all links that post, I hope you will too.

I will post a new blog dare each month with a new word count suggestion. I offer you two (2) links for  the link up. One is for your dare and the other is for what ever you want to post.  I do hope you will play along and post your dare.

Tell your friends- you never know who may a good dare.   

If you don't have kids (witch I didn't think about until after I made and completed the dare) post about a time when you embarrassed yourself in public.


It all started with my oldest. He loved to play mannequin at the store. He would stand with those plastic families and blend in and not move when people would walk by him.  He started doing this when he was 5.

Fast forward a few years and he passed down this same funny business to his brother. It was always my secret mommy smile, as they would figure out how to stand and giggle at each other. I pretended I didn’t like it- but I did. They where playing together with out fighting- would you have told them to stop?

Once I lady thought I was crazy for asking one of them what color they liked best while he was in “froze pose” He didn’t move only just his eyes… Ill never forget the look on lady’s face.

Fast forward a few more years and a little sister later, the funny business continues. It’s a running family prank. We all go to the Mall to do some Christmas shopping. Everyone is in a great mood. I walk into Old Navy with my family. Remember the mannequins they used in the commercials?

This time my husband played along.

We get want we need and it was like they all disappeared. POOF GONE! I thought they went to the front to wait for me.  I get there and none of my people are waiting… I look and look. I call my husband- no answer. I call my son- the ring tone was RIGHT behind me!  I screamed very loud. 

I walked by them at least 25 times.  

If you enjoyed this dare and would like to participate in another one Here is the link to the tab. 

September 12, 2015

A Book Review of Going Off Script.

Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen RejectionsGoing Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections by Giuliana Rancic

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Giuliana caught my attention once night when I found a episode of her and Bills show. I thought she was funny and a great relationship with her husband on the show and to find out in her book that I was right made me feel so happy. The stories about her growing up made me laugh out loud and crave some homemade pasta.The ugly boyfriend problems I feel is what drove her to becoming a workaholic. I get it. I bet she has one hell of a poker face, if you read this book you will find out what that means. If you did read this book you know exactly what this means. She did a great job of keeping work and not mixing her personal life together. A true working woman with a goal.

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September 2, 2015

Note on the Counter

September Love Note 

Here we are, September. Time of year when the heat starts to back off and school is in full force.  If you missed it last month I did start my Blog Dare series. I figured out that I can do one each month on the 13th and feel comfortable knowing I have a great span on time to find or come up with good blog dares. 

I had one person participate last month so if you want to give it a try CLICK HERE to the link and read the dare and see if it is something for you. I can't wait to do this months dare. 

Lets see.... other than the blog dare and some random other posts last month I did manage to put in a application to work at Hobby Lobby and Michaels . Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Did you do anything outstanding last month?   

Did you complete a blog goal?   Tell me about it? 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


August 31, 2015

Let me help you save for a sunny day.

I have been dancing with the idea of us buying a home next year. It would be our forever home. I knew that I needed to research a bunch of information only because I know nothing and I mean NOTHING about buying a house or even where to start.  Lucky for you and me that cool stuff just falls into my lap from time to time.  I was selected by SunTrust Bank to introduce you their resource center. They want to help people like you and I save up for a sunny day.

SunTrust back has a owning a home section in the resource center. In this resource center you will find a bunch of  topics for you to read about. I started at the “ 7 key questions to ask yourself first.” article.  

The one that I had to stop and think about was #7.   I mean I would have to be mentally ready if I were going to put myself through all of this- right?  The questions are pretty deep.  Take your time and answer them with no distractions.

I found out what the difference is between being pre-qualified vs pre approval.  I think that is something everyone should know the difference of before you go house hunting. I hate knowing I showed someone my “deer in the head light look” after they asked us if we had one or the other.

Another great resource article is the "9 steps toSTRESS FREE home buying."I need to research homeowners insurance.  #8 advised me that I need to remember to look at the contingencies in a contract.  That is going to be a big one for me because I am all about wheeling and dealing.

 In the article of "9 flaws you want to ignore. " reminded me of the  last time we went and looked at a house. I found myself looking at the furniture and not the house. That told me right then that I was not looking at the potential in the house.   A great tip is the one about curb appeal. If the outside of a home is a blank canvas that could get me a great deal.  Also if the house has popcorn ceilings, not to worry, it is fixable.

I learned a lot from this resource center.  I feel so ready for this home buying adventure now that I am a little more prepared with the knowledge I learned from this site.  What information are you happy you found on this site? 

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