Saturday, July 19, 2008

Have I mentioned that we LOVE.....

...HAVING A POOL!!!!






We have taken MUCH advantage of it!

The other day I finally got around to going through some dishes that were hanging out on the island. I was trying to decide what I wanted to keep and what to get rid of. It's hard to part with some things. I'm not sure why. A few weeks ago I had bought myself some new dishes at Target. Cups and plates that match. I was tired of having a bunch of mis-matched stuff. I have been using the square purple tupperware plates along with some tupperware cups that came in a variety of colors. And the kids usually used some plates and cups that I'd bought at IKEA a couple years back that were also a variety of colors. I really like Tupperware, but I didn't want to spend the money (that I don't have) to replace and get all new stuff that would match eachother. I could have just gotten some new plates and maybe added a couple sets of cups but lets be real here...even if I'd added to my collection by buying off of ebay, it would have cost me well over $100 to get as many as I wanted. Anyway, the stuff I bought at Target was on clearance for a little under $1 for a stack of 4. They are 3 different shades of blue and a white. I got 8 stacks of plates and 8 stacks of cups....you do the math. Sure, the quality is nothing near the quality of Tupperware, but atleast if I feel compelled to replace them in a couple years, I can do so knowing I'm not just throwing money down the drain.

...back to my point...

So this morning, after making such a tough decision, I listed a bunch of stuff on ebay. You can see it here, if you care to. I listed them all as fixed auctions, which made me a little nervous, but atleast this way I got to decide how much they would sell for. I figure if they don't sell the first time around, I'll relist again as auctions, and then if they still don't sell, they'll go into a yard sale. Two of the auctions have already sold, so that gives me hope. Now I just need to come up with some good shipping boxes...


We turned in our keys on Thursday for the other house. It was nice to breathe that sigh of relief. Now I will anxiously wait to find out if we get any money back...


Last but certainly not least...I'm 3 posts away from my 100th post. It would have been cool to have my 100th post fall on my blogs birthday, but that was the 10th and I missed it. Sooo....Anway, I think I've been sort of stalling and putting more time between my posts because I'm not sure I would be able to come up with 100 random unknown things about me. I realize it's not a requirement to do that, but I always enjoy reading those posts, so I am really wanting to do that. Well, to help with that....I'm thinking I'm going to copy my sil, Leslie, and do what she did. She did a contest on her blog where she asked people to leave comments asking questions about her that she would then answer in her 100th post. The more questions you ask, the better chance you have at winning.

So here's the deal...

I'm going to offer a set of the paper mache letters (4 letter limit, nothing vulgar...) that I like to put together. Here are some examples so you know what I'm talking about...







Some other good ones would be "HOME" "JOY" "FALL" etc...(I will do a 5 letter limit if the winner just really can't decide on a 4 letter word.) You will be able to choose the colors that you want to have included, but unless you want to go and pick up the papers and mail them to me, I'll have to pick the patterns.

All you have to do is leave comments on this post. Each with a different question. The more questions you ask, the better chance you have. You don't have to leave them as different comments, but that would be more helpful in making sure I get the count right when it comes to drawing a winner. I will then use the questions you ask to help in my 100th post. How fun does that sound?! Feel free to send your friends over to enter the contest. It's open to all, not just friends and family. If I get more than 100 questions, what fun that will be! Can't wait to see who all comes to join in! I don't assume I have any stalkers out there, but if I do....isn't this the best time to "out" yourself?!

Until next time....

109 comments:

Scrappie Mom said...

Maybe I get to be first. What is your favorite color?

Scrappie Mom said...

What kind of car do you DREAM of having?

Scrappie Mom said...

I want to win the FALL word. Let's see...are you looking forward to school starting?

Scrappie Mom said...

What is your favorite vacation memory?

Jenna Consolo said...

I forgot you guys have a pool now! LUCKY! What fun!

Love the contest idea. Okay, ummm...who was your favorite elementary school teacher and why?

Jenna Consolo said...

When you were a kid, did you ever lie to your parents?

Jenna Consolo said...

Which actress would you want to play you in a movie?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your most embarrassing moment?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's the weirdest food you loved as a kid?

Jenna Consolo said...

Who was your first best friend?

Jenna Consolo said...

Have you ever dyed your hair a different color?

Jenna Consolo said...

Have you ever had any surgeries or major medical problems?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you had another girl baby, or another boy baby, what names would you choose?

Leslie said...

What do you think is your best physical feature?

Leslie said...

What is your worst physical feature?

Leslie said...

That last one was meant to say what do you think is your worst physical feature?

And Is there any memory that you have of you and Jeremy that really sticks out in your mind that has left a good impression with you?

Leslie said...

What is your favorite care bear now? and when you were a kid?

Saint Holiday said...

Sarah!
When may I come to swim? I love the way you've organized your blog page. I think all that scrapbooking is paying off. Very creative. Will you give me some lessons? The kids are absolutely beautiful.
Love,
The Ancient of Weeks

Rylie Roo said...

Do I count?

Rylie Roo said...

What computer game do you like?

Scrappie Mom said...

What is your least favorite vacation memory?

Scrappie Mom said...

What is your best Christmas memory? Your least?

Scrappie Mom said...

Which teacher did you have a "crush" on?

Scrappie Mom said...

If you could be anywhere in the US, where would it be?

Jeremy said...

Who is your oldest brother?

Jeremy said...

Who is your coolest brother?

Jeremy said...

What color do you want to be when you grow up??

Jeremy said...

If you could live on any other planet, which planet would you choose?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you could choose your church calling, which one would you choose?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your favorite snack?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's the saddest thing that's ever happened to you?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you could get your college degree (wait, you don't have it yet, do you?) what would your major be?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your favorite animal to see at the zoo?

Rylie Roo said...

What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite song?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite TV show?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite candy?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite chocolate?

Rylie Roo said...

What was your most favorite Birthday Party?

Rylie Roo said...

This is fun!

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite beauty product?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your fave chore?

Crazymamaof6 said...

least fave chore?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite holiday?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite cleaning product?

Crazymamaof6 said...

how often do you mop your floors?

Crazymamaof6 said...

how long do clean floors last at your house?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what brand of Toilet paper do you use?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is the first book you ever read that you loved?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is the most recent book you finished?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite beverage?

Crazymamaof6 said...

where is your favorite place to stop for a beverage?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what color eyes do you have?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite musical?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your biggest fear in life?

Crazymamaof6 said...

if you could be on any game show, what would it be?and why?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your favorite color combo?
to wear?

to decorate with?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what is your least favorite color combo?

Crazymamaof6 said...

what size shoes do you wear?

sis it change when you were having babies?

Rylie Roo said...

What was the last thing you bought?

Rylie Roo said...

What store do you mostly shop at?

Rylie Roo said...

What was the last show you watched?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite thing to do?

Rylie Roo said...

What's your favorite song to play on the piano?

Rylie Roo said...

What was your favorite school subject?

Rylie Roo said...

What was your least favorite school subject?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you went to a karaoke bar, what song would you sing?

Jenna Consolo said...

What is yours and Josiah's "song"?

Jenna Consolo said...

What song do you sing to your babies? (or do you sing to your babies?)

Jenna Consolo said...

What fashion trend were you most guilty of in the 80's?

Jenna Consolo said...

Are you politically active or involved?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your favorite thing to do with your kids?

Jenna Consolo said...

Have you ever met anyone famous? If you could, who would you want to meet?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your favorite sport to play?

Jenna Consolo said...

What's your favorite sport to watch live?

Jenna Consolo said...

Have you ever been to a concert?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you could take your family on a dream vacation, (with kids) where would you want to go?

Jenna Consolo said...

If you suddenly inherited a million dollars, what would you do with it?

Jenna Consolo said...

What make-believe games did you play as a child?

idahohubers said...

You're almost to 100! I seriously can't think of very many questions maybe I'll come back. Here's one:

Would you rather have a personal chef or a maid?

Raelene said...

What is your favorite baby animal?

Raelene said...
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Raelene said...

I think I know this one, but, who is your favorite actor? The one who you wouldn't mind keeping his shoe in your closet?

Raelene said...

Where would you like to retire?

Raelene said...

What is your favorite color?

Raelene said...

Which of your children will most likely take care of you when you are ancient?

Raelene said...

If you were asked to play a part in a movie, which movie and which part?

Raelene said...

In that movie, who would be your co-actor?

Raelene said...

What is your most embarrassing moment?

music lady said...

What is your favorite hymn?

music lady said...

What is your favorite Primary Songs?

music lady said...

What is your favorite kind of suntan lotion?

music lady said...

What is your favorite cleaning product?

music lady said...

What was your favorite vacation ever? and Why?

music lady said...

If you won a $1,000,000 lottery what would you spend it on first?

music lady said...

Do you have a hidden talent?

Scrappie Mom said...

Who is your hero? Why?

Scrappie Mom said...

What was your greatest fear as a child?

Scrappie Mom said...

What is your favorite flower?

Leslie said...

I don't really want to win but I will ask a couple of more questions...

Unless you dont want more?

Was your first kiss all what you thought it would be cracked up to be...not with Josiah but your FIRST kiss...and who was it with and can you share some details?

Leslie said...

Now could you share some details of your first kiss with Josiah?

Leslie said...

When was the first moment that you knew you were going to marry Josiah? How far into your dating was it?

Leslie said...

IF for the rest of your life you could only choose to have one of the following what would you choose between the internet or cable tv/satlite which one would you choose and why?

Leslie said...

If you could change the world, what would you do...

Leslie said...

What is your favorite news channel?

Leslie said...

What is the wierdest thing that has ever happened to you?

Leslie said...

What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?

Leslie said...

If you would have won my contest, what bag did you want?