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!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Can't catch a break these days

Last week my power was shut off for days because of a high bill, I had no one to turn to to pay the bill and my husband says that I know the bills I should be paying and that he can not help me. I had to swallow my pride and go to my grandmother that I just found out is dying of cancer to ask her to borrow the money. I had to pay her back, so all my money went to that. Today I got an eviction notice because I have not paid the second half of my rent for this month. So my husband says that he cant take living like this anymore and that he is leaving and will take me to court for custody of my daughter. I dont even know how I will ever come up with the money by the 29th to pay the rent so I dont get kicked out. And then I think that if Iwork hard to get it paid and he leaves anyways, what is the use. I am just at a loss for words and never really post this kind of stuff, but after turning to my family for help with the SDGE and my mother telling me she would not help me and that I should get on welfare I just have no one to talk to and no where to turn. I cant lose my husband and I cant lose my baby, plus I have been with my husband 6 years married only 2 months and my other 3 kids are attached to him. I just dont know what to do. Please pray that I make it through this!

To Quit or Not to Quit

Just a little bit about my weekend as it unfolds. I had to have oral surgery yesterday and had 2 teeth completely removed. I have to say that I dread and hate the dentist, but 8 years of not going and then having 4 kids in that time, I ended up with two broken teeth beyond repair. SO they took them out. I had my wisdom teeth out 8 years ago and think of it being so easy, I had a class that night and was up and around no problem and then it was 4 teeth not 2. Well Let me tell you this is not fun and I am in more pain then I can remember before. I am taking my motrin, but it makes me sleepy so I have to space it out really far so that I can still get my day done and do what the kids need. Well the next thing is no smoking for 7 days. Now that is not too bad, I have quit cold turkey with each of my pregnancies and 7 days is not much. But here is my issue, on May 7 th I have surgery to have my gall bladder removed, so that is just 6 days after I get the ok to smoke again, I am thinking that I just try and muscle it out and get through the gall bladder surgery and recover from that and then decide what to do. I know that it seems silly if I can go that long without smoking why not quit, but my issue is that I have motive as I did with my pregnanices, but then again I was just told 2 weeks ago that my grandmother has stage 4 cancer and has less then 6 months to live. I dont know things just keep going through my mind and I dont know what to do. I could use some opinions and help.... if you have a comment please do. Between all of this and my power being shut off for 2 days and the things I had to go through to get it back and the empty fridges because of the power, i need some fresh set of opinions in my life right now. So please comment I love to hear them.... PS I thought that I would say that I only smoke at home and outside, I never take them with me when I leave the house. I smoke in my backyard away from the kids. So I have been thinking, it should be easy. But I have to really want it in order to. Thank you for the comments so far.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Potty Training

Well I think that I am too much of a softy to potty train my youngest. I still think of her as a baby and I dont want her to grow up so fast. She refuses to keep her diaper on, so I thought that I would try it. She does the "potty" dance when she has to go, but getting her to get to the bathroom and sit on the potty in time has been the hard part. So I thought I would use a positive re-enforcement. M&M's. They worked to get her to the bathroom (as you can see her nice blue tongue and smile) but still not pottying in it. She will say all done and since I dont want to push her to be afraid she gets up and pee's on the floor. It has been a long day on our first day, but I think the daiper is going back on and we will try again tomorrow. She turned two in January, maybe I am pushing for it too soon. We will see. I will keep you informed as I keep going... Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love Free Traffic

If you read my blog then you know just how much I love free traffic, I think that I am addicted to traffic exchange sites. Well I found a new one that I thought I would share. Get in now while there are only 8 members and get your sites seen for free. Sign up is free, free credits when you join. Be the first to get your business in the rotation. I have found that this and top 100 sites are the best free traffic. Don't Miss out.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Changing the name of my blog

I just decided to combine all of the things that I do online into one website so I thought that I would try and change it all to match, so welcome to my same blog with a new name change. I am am still posting the same things and the same ideas, but I wanted to be more uniform to match my Etsy site, Twitter, and my new website. I also wanted to thank all my entrcard droppers and my followers. Have a good Tuesday night. Photobucket

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How Cute these CurlyQ Cuties?

CurlyQ Cuties CurlyQ Cuties
I just came across these really cute monsters. I know that my little cutie would love a monster like this. You log on and you create your own and they are such a reasonable price. If they interest you at all, check out the website... I am in love with them already.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Couponizer

Right now with the way that money is it is important to save any way that we can. I have to say that the Couponizer is one of the best things out there to help you organize and save money. The Couponizer is a 8" x 5 booklet with 18 grocery coupon pockets, 4 Non-grocery coupon pockets, 3 gift card/shopper loyalty sleeves, shopping pockets. There are 20 page tear off list pad with cardboard backing for your shopping list. There is pre-sorting mat color coded to match the system pockets. There is Your Guide to Smart Savings? Which is an instruction booklet with spending strategy and coupon tips. There are scissors and a clear bag for carrying. You cant go wrong with this organizer, you will save money and time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Astrology Surf and Traffic Rash

If you are looking for free traffic to your site, I always recommend the traffic exchange sites, but this one is a new one that I found that I had to share. You will get $5 once you surf 30 pages. You can get $5 when you activate your account to the first 500 members. You can also earn bonus credits as you surf, there are games to play while you are bringing traffic to you site. I surf many sites and this one is one of my favorites.
Traffic Rash is another one that is newer and is a lot of fun to surf with. They have a contest going on now so you should try this one as well.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter is Coming and so is the Candy

This year my baby is 2 so I think that she will actually understand the concept of looking for eggs. This excites me because my older children are almost too old and they just do the mad dash for as many eggs as they can without getting the true excitement. I just came across a giveaway at Pajama Mama that is a gift of tootsie rolls. I can still remember when I was little and I would trade my sisters for tootsie rolls at Easter and Halloween. If you are a tootsie roll lover like me you should go see what you could win with Pajama Mama Tootsie Roll Giveaway. Happy Early Easter.

Post it Friday

Well Friday is here which means that Spring break for 7 kids is going to begin. I have a list of things that need to get done before they get out of school today. I had my Starbucks Green Tea Frap and now I am posting this to get some good luck vibes. I have 50 Avon Brochures to pass out, I have to go to the grocery store, I have some eBay auctions to ship off, I have to head to the thrift store, and I must finish the Hair Bow holder I am making. In between I have to pick kids up from school. Wow going to be a long one, but hey it is Friday and there has always been the saying "TGIF". So I wish all of you a great Friday and send me some good luck vibes as I grab my keys and head out the door.