Saturday, August 07, 2010

We have a Winner!

I am the worst when it comes to waiting.


I was so excited about this contest, being my first, I had to stay up and complete this all official and everything.

No  names in a hat for my peeps... no way!  so I totally used the generator at and scientifically subtracted the two comments I made and found my winner. All scientific like. 

Congratulations to


Jodie  of Eating on the Cheap 

JodieMo said...
I'm a big ol' fat follower now too! :D Thanks for all the great comments on my blog!

August 6, 2010 11:58 AM

Jodie, if you would contact me via email  I have a $40.00 virtual gift card headed your way from

 Check out Jodie's blogs, she has some great recipes and is a talented sewer seamstress- proof is here  and always some really cute bags in her Etsy shop.   Sorry, I got sidetracked looking through the recipes on her blog.  I'm hungry now. A word of advice- don't look at her blog without eating first.  If not the pictures look so good you will be really hungry.

edited to add:  yep I got called out on my grammer  I thought I could slide... nope.

Thanks to everyone that participated you guys absolutely made my first contest so special.

Friday, August 06, 2010


The Fabulous giveaway to ends today at midnight!   Either click here to jump to the giveaway post or scroll down to Saturday, July 31st  to enter .  The prize is 40.00 to be spent at CSN  they are a collection of over 200 stores and have some FABULOUS things!

The drawing ends today at midnight - dont miss out.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Happy Birthday to me !

Happy birthday to me! 41 today so obviously I am going to spend it cleaning out the pantry and washing clothes! 

I decided to host a giveaway for my birthday week so make sure you enter -


You can win a 40.00 giftcard to which is a site with over 200 stores!  It is an amazing site and I am so happy to be able to share it with you.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sundays Adventure

from  they are a compilation of over 200 stores

The heat in South Texas combined with the humitidy is enough to .... well,  I will let you fill in the blank.
Anyway, regardless of the heat I wasnt  going to pass up the opportunity for my son to take his first glider flight ( or any flight)  yesterday.  The boy has never been up in a plane, period, or out of Texas.  I think I can safely say he has never been north of Dallas, or west of Luling.  Here are a few shots of the experience that he took... bless his heart, his knees were up around his chest. After it  was over all he could do was grin from ear to ear.  He is fourteen and had to keep up appearances but he did describe it as "stupid sick".

Getting ready to fly

Tow line connected and waiting for take off as another glider comes in overhead for a landing - remember the size of that line. This facility has a nice covered patio where you can watch out of the direct heat of the sun. So most of the parents are waiting there. 

We have liftoff!  I had liftoff also about this point, but it was liftoff of my stomach.  It was a mix of excitement when I saw my son in the front seat of the glider, followed by that mild nausea when you see the size of the rope that is holding my son in the air.   That passes quickly, and he was in excellent hands.

Up in the air

Gaining altitude

Still Climbing

Brandon at the controls

Look Mom! No tow plane 

the view out the vent window.  I am standing just outside of the building right there watching the approach.

Turning  and getting ready to land

He took an awesome video.  Since the instructors takeoff and land he was able to document both. I will see if I can post it separately since it isnt loading.

Brandon was able to do this due to being a member of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets.  If you have a kid interested in avaiation,  I was just told by one of the other parents about the Young Eagles,  On their website, their objective is listed as follows "Our mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience – free of charge – in a general aviation aircraft for young people primarily between the ages of 8 and 17."  I hope to look into that very soon.