Monday, August 20, 2012


I checked something else off my 30 before 30 list today.
I went to the movies all by myself!
I know that might not be a big thing for some people but I really do not remember going to the movie alone. I have always thought of that as a hang our or date night idea. does not need to be.
 I went to an afternoon matinee and really didn't mind being alone in the slightest! 

 They were giving away free popcorn samples too.

This is the movie I decided on.  I love Jennifer Garner. I always love the movies she in.
The story is about a couple who can not have children and they dream of what their son would be like. To try and help themselves move past this tragedy of not having children they take all their dream of a child put it in a box and bury it in the garden. Volia...Timothy is born. 

This movie is so cute. I got choked up more than once.

If your looking for a really family friendly movie this is a great one.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm so sad that the Olympics are ending.
We have been faithfully watching/DVRing all the games.
Even the commercials are amazing. 
I think two have actually made me cry...that's how you know its a good commercial. They can make you cry in 30 seconds or less.

Anyway....I saw a commercial for Chobani Greek Yogurt this week and it grabbed my attention.
I was also at Kroger's and they happened to have them 10 for 10. 
Basically a dollar! So why not...i'll try it out.
I bought a few flavors to try!

They Rock!
This was my first experience with Greek yogurt.
I did notice that it has more fat then the yogurt I normally get.
Does anyone know if there are added health benefits for Greek yogurt?
If so please fill me in...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Friends!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
We have been so dry in Ohio and we finally got some rain...which means it is a little bit cooler.
I threw open my windows and am determined to get some fresh air in this house!
I started cleaning out my office.
This is by no means a fun job.
 I tend to let it get crazy but I'm getting ready to go back to work/school for the year so I have to get my act together.

I try to keep you guys posted on the cool stuff I find and do myself.
I recently heard about a website called
My girlfriend who is in nursing school told me about how she went to get one of her nursing books and it was 250 dollars and so she started shopping around and found this website.
Well anyway the site lets you rent your text books from them for a fraction of the cost.
It can be anywhere from 40-90% discounted!?!?
I cant even tell you how much of a steal that is. I checked it out myself and one of my graphic design books was literally 50% off!! (Also this is a really great book if your interested in the history of GD).

They ship it to you for free & return for free!
They let you highlight in the books as needed.
If you get a book that's not in good condition they will return it and give you a different copy free!
They are also flexible as to how long you have the book so you can rent for a quarter, semester or longer.
They will also give you 30 days to make a return if you drop a class. 

The best part (besides the savings) is they also donate to Operation Smile. They whole goal of operation smile to help children with clef lip.
You can even follow the blog and see the daily progress of the organization.

 This is Daisy before 

This is Daisy after :)

They are doing really great work helping kids to have a more full life.
So anyway that was my inside scoop this week on cheap books.

Hope you all have a great Saturday.
If you have tips for me on savings leave me some comments ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I started my 30 Before 30 list about 1.5 years ago.
Welp I have successfully checked another item off the list of things to accomplish!
If you want to see the full list there is a link on the right sidebar of my blog where you can see my progress and the things I have accomplished so far.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here a couple thousand..
I had such a great time doing this! If you have not tried it...put it on your bucket list it is totally worth every penny! Also don't forget to take off your eye makeup like me or your will have a little bit of racoon eyes in your pictures :(

We also got to be pulled and pushed by the dolphin but I didnt really love those pictures. In one I looked terrified and the other I lost my swim bottoms being pushed out of the water. 
I almost flashed a group of 8 strangers!!!
My suggestion....Wear a really tight swim suit or a one piece.

Last but not least. I got to kiss a sea lion.
This was so stinking cute I couldnt stand it.
I got a big, wet and surprisingly fishy kiss and it was AWESOME!

So now i can sucessfully cross off an item from my list and am that much closer to finishing the whole thing.