Thursday, January 31, 2008

Back to School I go!

I'm getting my learn on! Starting yesterday, I'm taking a photography class at Henry Ford Community College! The class is called "Photo Studio 1: Basic Lighting", however, I'm discovering its not all that basic! I missed the first class because I was sick, and now I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. The class has homework and 5 big projects! What have I got myself into?

I'm sure in the end it will be a great learning experience for myself. Ohh....does anyone want to model for me? :-) One of my assignment is to do a fashion shoot. Donnie for some reason is being reluctant. I thought Frankie would be a great model in his cute winter jacket, but I don't think they let Pugs in the studio. :-(

Friday, January 25, 2008

Vote For Frankie!

Hello all my adoring readers, this is Frankie the Pug here. Mommy has come down with the flu, and not moving around to much, so I told her I would blog for her. (I'm know...I'm know...I'm such a good puggie)

I read that many of you wanted to write me in during the primary elections. Sadly, write ins were not allowed, however, now you do have a chance to vote for me now! The Detroit News online has a place for humans to upload pictures of there wonderful companions, and then you can vote on the picture.

So, go here, click on the picture of me and then check the box that says vote as best!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I need your thoughts!

So I have been thinking about switching our cell phone service provider. I think we are currently over paying and would like to change that. I have been thinking about switching to AT&T wireless, because we have our Internet, and home phone with them.

So here is where I need your input. Let me know who you have your cell coverage from, and tell me if you like them or not! :-)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

American Idol Update!

I love you brother!

Good to the Last Drop

My name is Stacey.....and I'm addicted to Ramen Noodles. It all started about a month ago, when I was out grocery shopping. Donnie always has ramen noodles around, so I thought I would buy some to try myself. So I bought myself two packets of the oriental flavor. (I believe the only one that is vegetarian)

So a couple days later I tired it, and I have to say I was not impressed. However, the next day I found myself CRAVING more. And now I have to say I'm 100% addicted. A side note: I do fear the massive amount of sodium that is in the seasoning, so I only use a little bit of it. Now its 100% healthy!!! hehehehe

Is anyone else addicted to this wonderful food?

Friday, January 18, 2008


A couple of people asked me how I do all my fun saving at CVS. I thought I would post, and give you all an idea of how I do it.

First I check out Money Saving Mom. This blog lists the CVS deals of the week and any coupons that can be stacked with it. I also go through the CVS sale paper right online to look for any great deals.
This week I saw that Nature Made vitamins are buy one get one free. Seeing that my friend Katie is going to Africa for a medical mission trip I knew this would be great to send with her!
Second, I look online for printable coupons. I always print the CVS coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase. This week I also looked up Nature Made coupons. I found out that if you join their rewards program you can print many different coupons. You can check it out here! Then I'm ready to go shopping! Here's the end product

2 Nature Made Vitamin Packs totalling 19.98
-9.99 for buy one, get one free
-2.00 CVS coupon
-1.50 Nature Made coupon
-1.50 Nature Made coupon
Equals 4.99

Not bad for 260 vitamins!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

American Idol

The family I nanny for LOVES American Idol, but seeing that it is on past the kids bedtime the show gets tapped to view at a later time. So this morning when everyone was ready for school we watched a few minutes of it. It was TOO funny. Here was my personal favorite.

Then on the way to school, we all decided what songs we would sing to audition for American Idol. I chose the classic, "Baa Baa Black Sheep". Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I voted today!

I hope all of you went out today to get your vote on! Donnie and I braved the cold and ice to cast our vote. Afterwards Donnie and I went out to Big Boy to celebrate voting. We were proudly wearing our voting stickers, and a waitress asked us who we voted for. When we told her Mike Huckabee, sadly, she had no idea who he was. I'm hoping people in other states will know who he is!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Less Than 24 Hours Peeps!!!!

Just in case you all have forgot.....tomorrow is the day to go vote!!!! You all better go vote. :-) Are you not sure where you go to vote? I'm here to help! Go here, and it will tell you exactly where to go! Feel free to write in Frankie, but he is not getting my vote! hehehe

Baby Got Book

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I <3 CVS Part 2

Once again, I had a great day of saving fun at CVS on Saturday. Here's the summary of the days deals. I got 2 bottles of vitamins, tums, and 9 two litters of Mountain Dew. (My hubby is addicted) I spent a little over $2, and saved....drum roll please.....$30!!!!!!!!! Wowie wow wow! This was done with coupons, and about $10 in extra bucks. I do love CVS!!!

How come you all have not told me who your voting for? Remember the big day is Tuesday!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I like Mike!

With the primary election right around the corner for us in Michigan, I think I have chosen who I'm voting for!!! I think on the 15th I will be voting for Mike Huckabee. I love the fact that he is an average American. He was the first one in his family to graduate from High School. He is also pro life, wants a time line to get out of Iraq, and a BIG supporter of arts in school. - I Like Mike!

Who are you all voting for?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I <3 CVS!!!!

Thanks to the great Money Saving Mom blog I had a great trip to CVS today! I spent $25.00 saved $20, and got $12 in extra bucks!!!!! I think this is the best I have done to date! Look how long my receipt is!!

Friday, January 04, 2008


I feel good about myself when I'm being productive. So, to help myself feel productive I made a schedule. Being the great wife that I am, I offered to make Donnie one also. He however did not think this was such a great idea. I have no idea why! hehehe However, I ended up making him one aways. I'm such a good wife!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Frankie Got Mail!

Today when I got home from work I was flipping through the mail, and know what I found? Frankie got a card from his doggie friend Major! Wowie Wow Wow! He was so happy! He did a back flip! (okay...I'm just making that part up)
Major is one cool dog, he has his own return labels, with HIS PICTURE ON THEM! The first thing Frankie said was, how come I don't have return labels with my picture on them? We will have to work on that for him. :-) The duties of a puggy mommy are never done!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More Pictures!

After spending Christmas with my side of the family we headed to Donnie's dad's house for a visit. It was good to visit with him, but I have to admit it was real nice to come home!

One of the fun things about going to see Donnie's dad is playing with all the cats! Currently he has six cats that stay outside. I only got to do a photo shoot with a couple of them. :-(