Thursday, May 21, 2009

You Data, Something New


Ok, so you can see that I added something new to my blog, or maybe you have not even noticed but it is a YouData.com widget, I am in love with it. Every day that I visit my blog I just hit the reload ads button on the bottom and the ads will load. I view them, click them if I want and make some money. Now of course like all paid to click programs this is not a get rich thing, but it is a few dollars that I have made already. It just seems to easy to have it here on my sidebar because I do visit my blog daily and read my comments and try to go to my favorite blogs to read and comment on theirs. So I figure I am at a win, win situation. Making money for doing something, that is only a few minutes of my time and right here were I am anyways. I encourate you to take a look, it really is easy to join free, get the widget and start earning. If you are like me and always looking for ways to make some cash, please take a look at YouData.com. Have a terrific day! Keep your head held high and you will always know where you are going.

Update: I got paid from You Data today, and I thought that I would post it here to show that they do pay.
http://www.youdata.com
payments@youdata.com


Amount received:
$1.77 USD
Fee amount:
$0.00 USD
Net amount:
$1.77 USD


Date:
May 22, 2009
Time:
15:55:12 PDT
Status:
Completed

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time Flies by with Happy Moments and Sad Ones


I really feel like I have been busy this week, but I have not gotten anything accomplished at all. I woke up Saturday morning to a phone call that my grandmother had passed away. It really bothered me so much because we just found out a month ago that she had cancer and they gave her 6 months, I thought that I had more time with her. With my surgery I couldnt drive and I didnt get to see her as much as I really wanted to. I feel like I didnt get to say good bye and that breaks my heart, but I know that I have to just know that she is happy in a better place and move on with my day. The only thing that I really must do now in her honor is to make sure that I figure out a way to stop struggling with money and paying my bills and get caught up. I have to for her, she is the one that helped me out of my last bind with SDGE and I have to do this for her.
On another note, I did get a blog award, it is my first one. I am so excited about that. I actually got it twice, one from "
The Chickenista" and the other from "Bentley Boutique". I am so happy to have this award and I am really happy to pass it on. I may not know the name of the writer of every blog that I read, but there are many blogs that I do read daily and just enjoy knowing that I am not alone in this world we call motherhood. So Thank you to all the blogs I read daily. 



Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.




Congrats to all the blogs, and thank you to the ones that chose me. I have had such a bad week that posting this will hopefully bring a smile to your face in turn will bring a smile to mine. Most of these wonderful blogs are EC card droppers, so thank you for that as well. I adore all EC blogs. Have a wonderful day. Enjoy each moment because you dont always have all the time you think you do. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Can someone tell me....

Where do the hours go in the days. It is Thursday and I made my "To Do List" on Tuesday. I think that I have crossed one thing off so far, for some reason my days just go by so fast and before I know it I am exhausted and ready to sleep. One week post op might have something to do with that, but I really would like to be able to get something done. Tomorrow there is no fooling around. It is Friday and I want to get some stuff done before I dive into a weekend full of work. I like to not leave the house Saturday or Sunday when my older kids are at there dads and I can spend both days working and the evening with my 2 year old. I just feel like I look down and it is 5pm, time for dinner and baths before bedtime. It does take about an hour or so to get 7 kids in the shower and bathed. So if anyone out there knows where all the time in the day goes please oh please tell me where I can get some more. Have a Good Thursday.. I will update tomorrow on if I get anything done.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Starting a Yahoo Group

Okay so can we say that maybe I have to much time here on the computer. I really do spend a lot of time, between writing articles for eHow.com, Associated Content, doing the ChaCha, posting things on eBay, and now trying to figure this PTC thing out. I am on the computer a lot. I have to always work around my kids and I still do my data entry to make some money too. But I decided that I need to get more views to my articles and when I went searching on Cafemom and Yahoo groups to find a group for eHow articles, I could not find one that people could share their articles, so I made my own. I am calling it eHow Mommies. I would love to have you join my group. It will be fun place to post you links to your articles and have each other read them and hopefully get you views. Please join my group if you are interested. To Join Click Here

Associated Content Articles

Well there maybe a lot of people out there that know about this site, but I just found it. I have been writing for eHow.com for awhile now, but never have seen this site. Associated Content has the same concept. Write an article and get paid for it. Free to join and it seems just as simple. I feel like everyday that I am trying something new to make money from so that I can say this will be my last month of being "broke". I really am tired of struggling, I even thought about going back to work, but the cost of after school care and daycare is just too much and is not worth it, I would be paying out more then I would be bringing in. The highlights that make it worth the struggle are having my 2 year old after a week of really trying to go potty in the potty and be excited about it. She is my first that I am getting to potty train 100 percent, the others have all had help from a baby sitter or daycare of some sort. So I know that staying home is worth it, but that just means that my search will be never ending. I know it is worth it in the long run, i guess that I am just frustrated today, still recovering from surgery and needed a little vent. But anyways if you are a writer or an expert in anything you should take a look at Associated Content, it is free to join, they are having a bonus in May, write 5 articles by May 31st and get $5, write 10 articles by May 31st and get $10 bonus.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Trying something New Paid to complete offers

Ok well I know that there are a lot of people out there that are making money by completing offers, I have always looked at the sites and never really got into them. Since I have been really just trying to "take it easy" as much as I can these past few days I have spent time on my computer searching other blogs and sites. I have found this new paid to complete offers, I have not seen this one and I signed up for free. I will have to update once I find out how it will work out, but for now I thought that I would share it with you. Please comment if you have heard of this one. BigCash

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Painful, nothing like what I thought it would be.

Ok well my tummy is not he prettiest out there, but it looks really bad right now. Lets begin with the fact that I started having gall stone attacks about 6 years ago. When I was pregnant with my first daughter I had my first, but at the time they didnt diagnose me right. I went in over and over for what I thought was acid reflux and back pains. I was given muscle relaxers, to tums, to zantac. For about a year just trying to get by with the pain. I would find myself during some attacks on the bathroom floor from the vomiting and pain. And one day it was gone. Fast forward 4 years and I am pregnant with my youngest daughter, I am awoken in the night with pains that I was for sure that something was wrong with the baby. As the vomiting started and the pain grew more intense, I call my obgyn. The on call Dr. says that it is just acid to go to the store and get some medicine and ginger ale. After vomiting 10 more times in about 5 hours I call again and I am told if I am uncomfortable go to the emergency room. So its 2am and off I go driving myself 5 months pregnant to the emergency room. After waiting for 2 hours and vomiting 3 more times, they finally get me in. Funny how after a few questions I am told I have classic Gall Stone Attack symptoms. They did an ultra sound and sure enough I have gall stones. The only thing is they cant do anything about it while I am pregnant. I changed my eating habits to a very low fat almost no fat diet for the rest of my pregnancy. Attacks got few and far between. I left it alone, until recently as I was having an attack every other week. And the pain was more and more intense. I finally had the surgery on the 7th. I have never been put under and it was very scary for me to drive myself there and wait in that waiting room. I was so strong until they put me on the table and I just broke down into a million tears. The last thing I remember is asking, "will I wake up for sure". I did wake up and in a lot of pain. I think that I am in more pain now then from my 3 C-sections. I have not slept a full night since and I am taking my pain medicine, but It puts me to sleep. Someone has to be awake with the kids. And the worst part is that I can lift more then 10 pounds for 3 weeks. My bag of sugar is 10 pounds. And my 2 year old does not understand why mommy cant pick her up all of the sudden.  I have had a rough day today trying to get around, get the house cleaning done to the best of my ability. I know that they pump a bunch of air into my stomach, but I feel 7 months pregnant and full of gas. I am just hoping in the long run these 4 small incisions on my tummy will be all worth it. Oh by the way, dont mind the stretch marks lol I know they are bad.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paid to Post Ads

I have been doing this for about a month now and I can say that they do pay and it is pretty easy to do. So I am sharing it with my readers now. I like to be able to have experience about something before I post about it. I have signed up with a company called craigspimp.com. It is really easy and anyone can do it. You are paid to post ads on the internet. They pay you through paypal, and you can be paid daily. I usually wait a week before I request payment, but I have actually been paid each week within 24 hours of requesting my payment. The earning potential is up to you. The more work you do the more money you make. I do this strickly part time and I have made part time money, I just recently started putting more time and effort and I am making more money. Anyone that is looking for some extra money and not a get rich quick scheme should try this out for themselves.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cute Kid Contest (please vote)

Parenting Tricks is having a cute kid contest. Please vote for my little ham. Go HERE and comment that you are voting for Allyson. I know everyone thinks that they have the worlds cutest kid, but really my youngest is just so much of a ham that I can't help but enter her in the contest. She loves to see herself in the mirror, she will tell you "I'm a princess" and she loves to have the camera on her. She sings full songs from the radio and dances around her bedroom, her favorites being Katy Perry, Pink, and Taylor Swift. I really would love to run with her being so much of an attention getter, but I am waiting one more year until she gets older. On this particular day, we had gone to the tide pools so that the 7 kids could play and get out of house, well her and I went back to the car early because she was getting tired, and had to have her cup and Cheetos. They are a must and I do bring a bag with me any time I know that I will need her to behave for me. I suppose cheetos are better then candy. I would really love to win 1st prize because my link will be placed on Parenting Tricks blog and there is a cash prize, please if you think that she is cute vote for her HERE. You will need to comment and put her name in the comment. My little ham's name is Allyson. And if you thank you so much in advance for the vote and looking at my blog.

This Little Bissell Green Machine, would be a dream come true!

I love to read other blogs in the day to kind of break up my time on the computer working and playing, so I will set a goal of an hour of work gets me 15 minutes of reading another blog. Today I was reading J.Leigh Designz and she is having a Bissell Little Green Machine giveaway. Every time I see the commercial for one of these, I actually start to drool, you know like a little kid that see's her favorite toy or maybe like my great dane does when he see's me getting his food bowl out to feed him. I have been wanting one so bad. If you read my blog, you know that I have 7 kids, 4 cats (had 3 but we adopted a stay this past week) and a great dane dog. My carpet is such a mess!! It is almost a usual event for something to get spilled once a day. My 2 year old is that worst, but the older kids do it as much too. So I keep telling my husband that I would love this machine, once I get things caught up on bills this will be my first toy for myself. Instead of getting the resolve out and getting on my hands and knees once a day minimum to clean a spot or spill I want this! SO I am entering the giveaway and I will cross my fingers and see what happens. Even if I dont win, I am still getting this machine as soon as I can save enough cans. I do my share to save the earth and recycling is the biggest one. I save cans, plastic, paper, and bottles and take them to the recycling center once a month. SO a thank you to Bissell for going green and to J. Leigh Designz for the giveaway.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Update on Can't Catch a Break

Well I got some of the money owed for rent paid yesterday. I am still working on the rest. My landlord is saying that she will give me until the 5th to get all the way caught up. I have been able to calm my husband down to not be so angry with me and hopefully I can keep it that way. I have told him that I am not out there buying things, or gambling, or blowing our money and then not paying the bills. I dont have the money to begin with and that is just hurting me to get farther and farther in the hole. He still is not going to help me with money and we will still keep our finances seperate, but at least he is not angry anymore and he did get a little bit of groceries to replace the fridge full that we lost when the power was shut off. I have to come up with the rest of the money, so I am getting my AVON brochures out there. I have 150 more books to pass out. I have looked around the house and I have everthing that I can find on eBay up for auction. Anyone looking for a nine west purse, liz claiborne wallet, fabric, baby clothes, and some other random items they are there. IfI can get this paid to her, I will be caught up for about a week until the other bills are due, cable will be shut off next and the reason that cant happen is I work from home and  need my internet. If anyone is looking for general admin work to be done, I have signed up for all the sites that you can bid to do jobs, but no luck yet. If anyone needs anything please contact me. Solo ads sent out. I am trying to have a good attitude and move forward for my kids, and I told myself I will teach them how to save and spend wisely now, maybe that will save them from the heartache i have now. I am having surgery in 5 days and I have never been put under so I have to have all this resolved before then. Thank you for all the kind comments, I appreciate them so much. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paying Post My New Trade

Advertise on blogsI like to say that I am a "Jack Of All Trades" when it comes to what I do to keep my kids out of daycare. I call myself a stay at home mom, but in reality I am a full time working mom, that happens to work from home. With 7 kids, 3 cats, and a Great Dane dog things can be crazier then a zoo around here so I do what I can to bring in the income and still take care of the house and kids. My wonderful husband works graveyard shift so he sleeps in the day and it makes it better that I am here to keep after the kids and house so he is able to do what he does. Having an online business really takes a lot of work and time, but it is better then someone else raising our kids, in my opinion. Anyways, I sell AVON, I do data entry, I sell on Etsy and eBay and I do freelance general admin stuff and today I found Paying Post and I think that I have found something that I am going to love doing. At paying post you can either advertise with them, or make money blogging. I spend  a lot of time searching web sites and other peoples blogs just to find ideas of how they are making things work for them. I am finding there are more businesses and online businesses that are trying to use affiliate advertising to get their name out there giving bloggers the opportunity to make more money just by word of mouth. I think that this one is one that will work for me well. I am happy that I have found this and thought that I would share it with my readers and those that blog too. Whether you are a wahm, sahm, or just a blogger this site may be perfect for you. 


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Potty Training update

I am still struggling with the potty training thing, I even have added the whole family to try and get my youngest to get on board. She so stubborn that I almost want to give up for now and wait. I had such an easy time with my other 3 and even though the boys were older, my older daughter was my youngest daughters age. I was just browsing other blogs today and stopped by the Jolly Mom blog. She is having a giveaway from PottyMD. There is this cute little Monkey that you can use to help out with your potty training. If you are struggling like me you should head over to PottyMD. there is a lot of information that might help you. I have learned that every child is different and may go at their own pace. I dont want to push her, but I thought that the Potty Monkey just might be helpful for me. I will keep at it for now, but soon I might wait and try again later. I have not decided 100% yet.

Mothers Day 2009 Giveaway

Mothers Day 2009
Can we just say OMG! I love that word, but back to mother's day and this giveaway that 5 minutes for mom is doing. I love the HP MINI 1000, I have to have one, they are giving away one in the Mother's Day Giveaway, if I dont win one I might have to just save up all my aluminum cans to buy one. It would make my life so much easier, I can take it with me and work from anywhere, I mean baseball games, picking kids up from school, in the car, it would just simplify things so much. They are also giving away a coach bag, now that is something else that i have been wanting for years. Being a mom I know that we all put things aside that we want to make sure that we provide for our kids, but when you have a big family like I do you give up so much that you sometimes forget that you have to take care of you too. I can remember for as long as I can think back I have wanted a big family. I always said that I wanted 4 kids, and then I wanted more and this mother's day I have that dream come true, I have 3 beautiful step daughters added to my family. They have been in my life for 4 years now, but this year I am officially their step mom. I feel very blessed to be a part of their lives, and them to be in mine. I have 7 wonderful children and I have the opportunity to stay home and be with them and watch them all blossom into the people they are going to become. Mother's day has never really been that special, but this year I think it is. Happy Mothers Day to all the mom's out there. 

Not so Skinny Girl Margarita


I am sitting here enjoying one of my favorite shows, The Real Housewives of New York, I lke all the real housewifes shows but New York happens to be on now and I remembered Cinco de Mayo when they started talking about their Skinny Girl Margarita's that they like to drink. My husband and I always celebrate Cinco De Mayo and I thought I better get my stuff to make margarita's for that day. It is coming up soon. Over at Twitter moms they are having a party for Cinco De Mama, you should join and have some fun. I will be making Not So Skinny Girl Margarita's and I thought I would share the recipe. It really is very simple, but that is the kind of girl that I am simple and I am trying to watch my weight but prefer to not give up all of the fun things in my life. lol Happy May 5th!

 
2 oz of  Tequila Jose Cuervo Especial
(count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring) I count long counts, so mine are a bit stronger
 A splash of fresh lime juice
A splash of Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec 
Combine all ingredients over a glass of ice and garnish with lime wedge and salt!