Deals, Deals, Deals!

I just got approved to be an affiliate for Groupon, which is great for a couple of reasons.

First of all, maybe this blog will finally make me some money, instead of just serving as an outlet to release all my crazy thoughts into the blogosphere.  I probably shouldn’t have said just, because I love ranting on here and hearing all your comments to let me know that I’m not alone in this whole motherhood journey.  Also, I probably shouldn’t lead you to believe that I haven’t made any money off this blog yet. Because I have.  I have made $11.61 in the last two months off of those google ads that you see every once in a while.  Which is just enough for one venti iced vanilla latte a month, which is fine by me.

Secondly, Groupon is great!  They offer some amazing deals in different cities that should seriously be taken advantage of.  For example, right now there is a deal in the Inland Empire (or the IE or the 909 or the 951, as we affectionately call it) and San Diego where you can get two tickets to any UltraStar Cinema and a large popcorn for $15. That would normally cost you $31!  That’s a steal.  Someone should buy it!

Click here to check out the deals in your city!

Even a better deal (and this one is nationwide) is two tickets to the movie, Warrior for only $10!  I’ll be honest, it’s not a chick flick.  But maybe you owe your man one for sitting through The Help or Bridesmaids, so buy these tickets and take him out.  You can use the tickets at any theater you want.  And it does look like a good movie, a little Rocky-esque, with the characters being boxers and all, but the storyline seems a little more dynamic.  Although I saw some kissing in the trailer, so there must be a love story somewhere in there.

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

Groupon also offers some great deals on different getaways to several different locations, so if you’re planning a fun trip, you should check them out.

So, go click one of those buttons and treat yourself to something fun and exciting, and really cheap!

Happy Sunday!

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Sunday Shout Outs

I got a lot to say this Sunday.

First of all, why aren’t you at church?  Oh, really.  You think that’s an excuse?  Well, it’s not.  But since you’re still in your jammies, here’s some church online for ya.  It’s a sermon from Josh Beckley, who was a guest speaker at my church last weekend.  (Or as my sister would say, “It’s not your church, it’s God’s church.”)  He talked about when doing God’s will causes problems, cuz it ain’t all fun and games, people.  He was amazing!  So, go watch and then come back.  (Or listen, or download the podcast, or whatever suits your fancy.)

If that was too long for you to hang in there and watch, you can still get some of the Word to fill you up today.  My friend Stef did the doodles for this video.  It’ll take you through all of Exodus in three minutes.  It’s really cool.  (Although if you choose to watch that in place of the sermon I just gave you a link to, I won’t be surprised if you get struck down by a lightening bolt today.  Maybe you should watch it in addition to the sermon.  Just sayin’.)

I have made an online friend.  Her name is April and I really like her.  We found each other on the NaBloPoMo site (which is almost over, and thank you God for that because this posting everyday business is killing me… but I will not fail!  Will not.)  Anywho, if we lived closer I’m sure April and I would be real-life friends.  She wrote a really raw post about being a writer and the fears and frustrations that come with it.  Coincidentally, I saw this video posted at San Diego Momma right after I read April’s post and I thought, well, they just go hand in hand, don’t they?  So, there they are in the same paragraph for you.

It’s no secret that I’m the mother of three boys.  Just boys.  No girls.  Hence the tagline of my blog, the lone estrogen in a jungle of testosterone.  People ask me all the time if we’re going to try again for a girl.  No, we are not.  Why?  Because we’ll get another boy, that’s why.  But if we did have a girl I would totally make this super cute skirt for her out of a t-shirt.  I found this post over at Clay in His Hands.  Maybe I’ll make one for each of my little nieces, in my spare time, so they’ll probably get them when they’re 16… they’re one and half now.  Anyway, if you’re the mother of a girl, thank your lucky stars, and then go make her this cute skirt!

Finally, this one is for all my fellow bloggers out there that want to make something more out of their blog.  (I’m talking about money.  I know it’s noble to say that you want to make a really great piece of writing too.  Me too.  But if I could make a few bucks doing it, I’ll take it.)  My friend Kim at The Geeky Saver gave me this link to a post by Money Saving Mom.  She does a whole series on how to make money blogging.  It’s written in a language that I can actually understand.  There are other series out there that are written by computer techy nerdy guys that leave me scratching my head and going, “Huh?”  But this one is good and very practical.  Go read it if you’re interested.

Okay, that’s all for now!  Last day of summer for us over here!  Check in tomorrow to see if I survive my baby growing up and going to kindergarten.  (I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye.)

Happy Sunday!



Did you read the post I wrote last week about the ultra-lame way I found out that I don’t have a job at my school this year?  Are you sad for me?  No?  Did you read the post about my house being in foreclosure?  How about now?  Are you sympathetic yet?  Good!

Because you can help me start earning some dinero.

I know my blog is relatively small in the blogosphere at large, but its growing (almost tripling, actually!), and I’m proud of that.  It’s a marathon not sprint, people.  But for all you 130ish readers out there, I have a deal for you!

I found out about this website called Swagbucks.  Basically you sign up with some general personal information (name, city, email address, etc.) but no credit card info (nice) and you earn yourself swagbucks.  You refer some friends from facebook, you earn some more swagbucks.  You install a handy dandy toolbar, and you guessed it… more swagbucks!

You’re thinking, who cares???  Swagbucks?  Are swagbucks going to pay my mortgage?  Are swagbucks going to feed my three children that are constantly asking for snacks and get mad when you offer them lunch instead? (No!  I want a snack!)  Are swagbucks going to fund my dream vacation of a childfree week in Hawaii?  Maybe.

You see, as you start earning swagbucks, you can redeem them for several different things.  Originally I was thinking I could redeem them for different gift cards and cover my Chirstmas expenses.  But then I saw the jackpot… a Paypal gift card!  So, really, swagbucks do equal real bucks!  How cool is that?  (I’ll answer for you.  It’s super cool!)

Added bonus, you don’t just get swagbucks for referring people, you get them when they use that handy dandy toolbar they installed as their search engine.  Could this be any easier???  (The salesman-ish tone in that last sentence made me cringe.  How about you?)

So, go ahead.  Click this link and sign yourself up!

Search & Win

Ain’t no shame in my game!