Sunday, November 1, 2009
Can you believe it's November already? My husband's birthday is in 14 days.
I received 2 letters this week! I plan on writing back to them next week on my days off. I have 6 days straight of work until my next day off. Lucky me. I did write one letter today!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Three of the letters were for pen pals I had earlier this year but had to stop writing to. Another letter was to a pen pal that I owed a letter to. The last two letters were for new pen pals who sent me an intro letter!
Is your mailbox full?
Monday, October 12, 2009
How is your mailbox?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I am still looking for guest bloggers or guest contributors for this blog! If interested, please leave a comment!
How are your pen pals? Are you having success finding new pen pals?
Friday, September 25, 2009
As for pen palling, I haven't heard from my pen pals in awhile, but I understand. I am not complaining. I am actually looking for more pen pals. I am waiting for a letter from a new pen pal, and I still looking for more.
What's new with you?
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Well, now there's a spoof "divorce" video of the original, that I had to share! Enjoy!
Here's the article for more info about the above video! Enjoy!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have a job interview next week for a part time cashier position at Walmart! I am really excited! My husband and I hate not having any money coming in, so this job would be so great for us.
Do you work? If so, what do you do?
Friday, July 31, 2009
In the meantime, I have been busy with another blog I just started. Since both my husband and I are not working, I am finding additional ways for us to save money. I have been looking for homemade recipes for beauty and other things, rather than buying expensive remedies at the store. You are welcome to visit my beauty blog! I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Everything else is going okay with us. My son just started speech therapy! I am excited and hope it leads to more for him.
So, what have you been up to? See you in the comments!
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Are you aware of some of the benefits to using mineral makeup? Mineral Makeup does not clog pores or irritate the skin, which makes is essential for sensitive skin. A little product goes a long way, so you won’t end up spending so much in the long run. Mineral Makeup is water resistant, perfect for those who live in humid climates or for those who want to wear makeup while they are working out.
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The easiest way to kill a houseplant is over watering. Over watering refers to watering your plants more than the plant needs. With my plants, I try to water once a week or when the soil is dry to the touch. There is no need to water a plant everyday. When you do water your plants, make sure to drain the water from the plant dish, do not let your plants sit in water! Plants do not like having wet feet.
Assess the light your plants are receiving during the day. Are they receiving enough light? If you are unsure, check the tag that your plant came with, it lists what type of light your plant needs and watering instructions. If there is no tag, check online, there are many helpful websites, forums, and resources. Houseplants don’t like direct sunlight. In addiction, be sure to rotate your plants every few days, so they will grow evenly and each side receives sunlight.
Clean your plants. Take a soft cloth or damp paper towel and wipe the leaves of your plants. If you prefer, bathe your plants. Put them in the bathtub and light spray them with water.
I have learned that fertilizer is not required with houseplants. If your plants are receiving plenty of water and sunlight, they should thrive without fertilizer.
I hope my simple tips have helped you with the basics. I truly hope my tips have helped some. I love houseplants and adding new plants to my collection. Good luck to you!
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Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We just added new admins to our group! Two of our wonderful admins are working together and added a whole new forum called Game Room. There is a ton going on in our game room, be sure to stop by! If you enjoy games, you'll love our group!
If you are a member of cafemom, consider joining our group and checking out what we have going on! If you have any suggestions, ideas, comments, or questions, feel free to leave a comment! We'd love to hear from you!
Monday, July 20, 2009
My birthday is coming up this Friday! I can't believe it's almost here!
I am trying to convince my husband to take me to Chili's, since they are having a 3 course meal for 2 for only $20! What a bargain! Applebees is having something similar but they are only offering 2 courses for $20!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here is a great video I found tonight. Enjoy! I certainly learned something new. My son loves bananas, now I won't have to struggle just to open a banana!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Back by POPULAR demand, It's Give Me 5!
It's really simple... if you are looking for pen pals, you'll want to sign up! All you have to do is write to at least 5 people (or more if you want). Once the list is sent out, you can write to ANY 5 people, you can start at the bottom of the list, or the middle, etc. It's up to you!
If you want to sign up, email me your address and email address! I can be reached at info at freebielicious.com. Sign ups will end on July 30th! List will be sent out on July 31st!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Hey everyone! Are you looking for MORE pen pals? If so, sign up for "Give me 5"
It's really simple, if you are looking for pen pals, you'll want to sign up! All you have to do is write to at least 5 people (or more if you want). Once the list is sent out, you can write to ANY 5 people, you can start at the bottom of the list, or the middle, etc. It's up to you!
If you want to sign up, email me your address and email address! I can be reached at info at freebielicious dot com. Sign ups will end on July 10th! List will be sent out on July 11th!
Friday, May 29, 2009
If interested, join the groups and let us know!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We've started making our own homemade Arizona Green Tea! It saves us so much money, I am making a new pitcher at least once a day!
We are also going to make our own laundry soap! This sounds fun and I can't wait to see how long one batch will last us!
So, there are my money savers! Share yours!
Friday, May 15, 2009
How is YOUR mailbox? Are you receiving plenty of letters daily/weekly?
What are your other hobbies, besides pen palling?
As for me, I am only receiving freebies and samples that I am signing up for. I would like to get back into pen palling.
I have been busy with other things, however.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
My in-laws were on vacation this week, and they return home tomorrow. I have had the pleasure of cooking for my family...and I didn't need to call the fire department, the house is still standing!
I still have not returned to pen palling, I really hope to very soon. I have been looking for additional ways to earn money from home. I recently started getting paid to blog! It's been really interesting and fun. I enjoy blogging and reading other blogs.
I recently started a new workout program called Turbo Jam! Have you heard of it? I am having so much fun with it. I hope to see results. Do you workout? What workout programs do you do? Do you go to a gym or workout at home?
My husband and I are both stay at home parents! It's been really great having him at home, he's able to spend time with our son and myself. He is starting college later this month to earn his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice! He's starting as a Junior, so he has 2 more years to complete. After that, he hopes to get into law school!
What is going on with your life? How many pen pals do you have? How many letters do you write a day? Week?
Monday, April 13, 2009
I hope it reminds people not to PREJUDGE a person by the way they look!
I just about cried from reading this story and watching the video. Very inspiring and uplifting!
Be sure to read the article and then watch the video. Click here
Here's the full video ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXX_gMFeWlc
What do you all think?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I saw this clip on AOL yesterday and applaud her for speaking out!
I do have to add, I have never liked those type of shows that tell people what they SHOULD be wearing. I wear what I want to wear! I don't care if "the look" is out of season or style. I wear what I have and what I like!
So, what do you all think? Do you agree with the magazine? Why? Do you disagree? why? How would you react if people were telling you how to dress? Share your opinions!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Melissa had the right to be upset as she was. I am glad she had a chance to tell Jason off like she did! Here is an article regarding their email conversation.
What are your thoughts?
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I am really wanting a place to call our own place, our own home. I would love to start writing letters again, but I am choosing to wait until we get moved in. I don't want to confuse and switch up my address with my pen pals.
Right now, I am the only one in my family that is "working." I have a work at home job. I am not getting rich, nor am I claiming to be, but it's money that I am earning! Thankfully, it's deposited directly into our bank account.
In other words, in addition to job hunting for my husband, I am also finding time to work at home. I also do PTC sites to earn a little bit of extra money.
How is everyone else doing out there? I hope you are all having better luck than we are.
Friday, February 20, 2009
When I first heard the news that a woman in California gave birth to 8 babies, I was surprised and happy for her. But the a few days later, news broke that this mom already has 6 other kids. So this ONE mom has 14 kids, and she's single and unemployed? Then she denies receiving any kind of financial help from the State, even though she's on food stamps. I am not trying to knock food stamps, we are on food stamps. :o)
I was disgusted when I read she launched her website asking for donations!
I am honestly tired of hearing about this woman. LOL Everyday something new comes out about her and it makes her sound even more crazy.
What do YOU think?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Stamp prices are going up yet AGAIN! I am disappointed, sad, and upset, about this news! I am now really considering quitting pen palling or just write even less than I am now! This is getting ridiculous. It's almost 50 cents to send a letter!
What do you all think about this news? Share your thoughts and opinions!
Monday, February 2, 2009
I love to find new ways to save, especially with our energy bill. Here's a great article I found, called Making extra money without getting a second job.
I especially like idea #5. I already did one of the things listed HERE. We don't really use my son's room, so I closed off the vent in his room, as well as the vent in the kitchen and dining room.
How do YOU save money? Do you use coupons? Shop sales? Share your secrets!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
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Saturday, January 31, 2009
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Are you looking for new snail mail or email pals?
How can our readers reach you (email)?
How did you get started in pen palling?
How many letters do you receive (on average) per week?
What do you look for in a pen pal?
Anything you’d like to add?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here is a great site that lists names and addresses:
Things to remember:
It takes 4+ weeks for your letter to reach them
Don't expect a response (right away), they ARE fighting for our FREEDOM
If you don't receive a response, feel free to keep sending your support
Keep your letters positive, light, and friendly
Send newspaper articles, comics, poems, cards, etc
Send a care package
Monday, January 26, 2009
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Well, I needed more paper to write my letters, so I finally bought some colorful paper! It's nothing fancy, but I like the paper! I am so excited and can't wait to write my pen pals. When I buy new supplies, I feel a little motivated to write letters right away!
When you buy new supplies, how does it make you feel? What have you bought recently to write your letters?
The purpose of this blog to interact with fellow snail mail pallers and bloggers, as well as share ideas and news within the snail mail world! I am always looking for new friends and snail mail pals and love blogging!
I hope to add many different things to this blog, but I also welcome all thoughts, comments, and visitors to this blog! If you want to be a guest writer/contributor on this blog, feel free to leave a comment!
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