So I have had intentions of blogging all day for the past two days, and all I can say is "sorry" because I've been busy with my regular life.  But here I am armed with a give away, so maybe the potential of a free cute outfit will help you forgive.  My sweet sister-in-law now has an awesome little embroidery business called Squiggle Stitch, and she makes some ca-yute stuff.  And for this give away she has teamed up with a friend who sews to bring you either a jon-jon or a jumper with applique and monogram of your choice.  So if you have any small people in your life (or if you just love me enough to win one for destruct-o-girl) then head on over to her blog and enter for your chance to win.  I promised her I would give it a plug on here this past weekend and then the whole "life in the way" business happened.  So HURRY because time to enter is OVA on Friday.  It won't take but a second and she gives you four, that's right I said 4, different ways to enter.  So seriously, why not?  You know your kid (or my kid - whatevs) would look seriously ca-yute in that stuff.  Hurry.  Go.  Click the link below.  Get busy.

Musings of a Farmer's Wife
    Next I just want to say that I am struggling a bit with the couponing thing.  I mean I really do enjoy it.  I do.  But sometimes I get discouraged when I leave the store because I want to be like the crazies on tv.  Ya know?  I want to walk out with a buggy full for 6 bucks.  I want to feel like I stole it.  You feel me?  No?  Really?  It's just me?  Anyway, I try.  I actually have started dedicating quite a bit of time each week to get my coupons and list ready, and I only really wheel and deal at CVS.  Well, I do occasionally go to Kroger when I get itchin' to go to the big city.... but generally I CVS it or maybe do a little ad matching at the Walmart.  (I mean I still spend a ridonculous amount of money at Walmart, I just coupon at CVS)  Anyway, I went today (with all 3 kids.  forgot about how I will miss school for that reason) and got the following:
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4 cases of coke products, 3 cans pringles, 2 pack oral-B toothbrushes, 1 box Q-tips, 1 pack Stride gum, 3 hershey bars, 1 Revlon nail polish, 2 bottles coppertone continuous spray sunscreen, 1 green bag tag, a 4-pack energizer lithium AA batteries, 1 Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen, 36-count playtex tampons, and 1 edge shaving cream
Grand Total - $43.40 with $15 extra care bucks (so $28.40 if you look at it that way)
    See, it just doesn't sound like some fabulous deal.  I can't walk away feeling like a bad maama jaama spending $43 (even if in reality it actually was great for the regular cost of the stuff I bought.  have you priced sunscreen lately?!).  However, I was looking at my receipt this afternoon and did notice where it had my CVS spending for the year 2011.  I have so far dropped $405.76 this year, and according to their calculations I have saved $595.82.  So there.  I feel better now.  Yeah. Yeah. Stick it to the man.  Ba-ba-ba-booya.  
    Ok, it's possible that typing that just made me feel like my awesomeness level was rising.  Sorry for that embarrasing little episode.  Anyways, I believe my main problem saving money is that I can't stop buying things.  (insert the obvious - "well duh")  You know how the point of couponing is to stock up on something on sale and then don't buy any more until it's on sale again?  Well I have trouble saying no to a bargain, so currently I am hoarding 6 bottle of laundry detergent, a drawer of toothpaste, and enough sticks of deoderant for a small african village.  Let's not even talk about the body wash.  I know it's an issue.  I know.  But please tell me how I am supposed to turn down $.60 bottles of body wash.  Really?  Walk away from that?  So maybe while I am honing my coupon skills I can work on my restraint.  It will be like how I restrain from eating cheese dip out of the jar with my finger and icing out of the can with a spoon.  Um...............yeah.  We'll see how that works out.

Hope your pits smell as good as ours,
Cassie
 
    Congratulations to our two winners from the "In the Details" give away.  Kristal Branch and Cindy Steward!  Please contact Johnny by the number on the facebook page or message me on facebook to set up the appointment.  Thanks to all that entered and all that went and liked his page.  If you didn't win I am sorry.  Blame Turnanator.  I wrote everyone's name down on a piece of paper and he drew 2 out of a hat.  But keep Johnny in mind any time your car, truck, or van gets so disgusting that you can't take it any more.  Wait...maybe that's just me that happens to.  Or keep him in mind for regular clean ups so you never become like me.  Never be like me.
 
        My vehicle is worse than my house.  It is an abyss of disgustingness.  It is where breakfast pastries, snotty kleenexes, and sporting equiptment go to die.  One time I bought a set of outdoor furniture on clearance at Lowes, and when the guy brought it out to load and I folded my back seat forward, he actually gasp out loud at the sheer volume of carnage going on under there.  There were literally three half eaten poptarts, two breakfast bars, an empty capri sun, an army of superheros, a Bible, a popcicle stick picture frame, a passy, a set of jumper cables, twenty-seven petrified french fries, a flip flop, half a pack of crayons, a pile of gum wrappers, two napkins, and an inch of dirt and crumbs - just for starters.  Since the Easter egg hunt at our church there has been a paste of slobber and turquoise fun dip dried and crusted down the console by the back seat.  (Turnanator is a disgusting little guy.  Seriously.  I could kiss his face off but he is a hoarder and snack monster.  It makes the area by his booster seat something of a sanitation safety issue.)  The whole ridiculous truck is filth.  But you know what makes me feel better about the whole thing?  Johnny Parker.  He's our buddy, and my trucks best friend.  He has just recently kicked off his new business  In the Details, so I'm wanting to help spread the word.  He can take what looks like.....well, my truck.....and turn it into a shiny, wonderful, waxed thing of beauty.  Something you are proud to drive.  Something you don't even want to let your kids get in.
    So here's the deal (follow me now, this could get tricky) - if you would like your car washed and detailed and you live in Booneville or the surrounding area (sorry to everyone who doesn't.  this has been a really serious waste of your past 48 seconds.  come back later though.  I will miss you if you leave forever)  then do the following:

1.  Leave a comment here on this specific post about anything.  Why you need your car cleaned, your weekend plans, how much you love me (seriously I am one meat dress away from Lady Ga Ga proportion attention issues.  seriously), anything
then.............................

2.  Go to facebook and "like" In the Details.  It's a brand new page.  You can find it by typing it into the search bar at the top.  If you do not have a FB page then just put that in your comment somewhere and you will be excused.  If you do have a FB page but say that you don't, then you're a bad person. 

Then 2 lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive a spa treatment for your ride.  You will love it.  You will go ga-ga over it. (what is with me and all the ga ga references lately?!)  And if you do not win, don't fret.  There will be more give aways later.  But in the mean time go on over and check out his prices.  They are totally reasonable and make sucking up the french fries yourself seem totally not worth the trouble.



Thanks for taking the time and Good Luck to all of you!!!!!!!

Cassie