Monday, November 30, 2015

Oily Teeth

I love coconut oil. It is my go to drug. Hey, its easier to get your hands on than say codeine.
Anywho, I went to the dentist and she was asking me what I did to take care of my teeth. I have never had that happen before. I told her that I hold hydrogen peroxide in my mouth for about 5 minutes once a week and that I do coconut oil pulling about twice a week. "Oil Pulling" is when you power swoosh coconut oil in your mouth for 20ish minutes. It is so good for you. Really is there anything that coconut oil can't do?  So who wants to lose weight and eat it with me? I bet that would lead to power pooping.
Sonya Ann

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

So do you know what a White Hat Hacker is? I didn't but if you have crazy computer skills, well you could be rich. I think I would have better luck finding real bugs but I bet it wouldn't be as lucrative.
Jump over to the Penny Hoarder and see if this is something that you could do?
Sonya Ann

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!

Hello, my pretties!!!! I'm way to happy this early morn!
Today's blogger in the spotlight is the Refashionista! Love her!!! To have her talent and her vision, I wouldn't me walking around in mom clothes.
If any of my longtime readers want to be featured on my blogger spotlight, please follow my blog and then leave me a comment and I will turn the spotlight on you!!!!
Happy Saturday,
Sonya Ann

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fat Friday, I Mean Fabulous

So who is on this same diet? It could happen right, pray away the pounds. Just make me feel better and say yes!
How about we make all of our gifts this year? How about all Star Wars gifts? Den and Anna would be overjoyed. Run over to Mad In Crafts and look at all of the Star Wars things you could make! I need to get gluing, well right after a nap.
So are you making all of your gifts this year or did you fight the crowds? Get anything good? Did you run off all of the extra weight from all that turkey?
Fabulous and Fat,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and an easy clean-up!!!!
I think Den would look great in a turkey outfit or a cornucopia. I think we need to take Thanksgiving to the next level. Wait, that is our drinking. Everyone that comes to our house plans on getting shitfaced stuffed.
Is it classy or trashy at your house?
Drinky drinky,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Boring Candy Canes

How sad is this? We ended up pulling the last of the flowers on Friday before we got hit with snow. We pulled perfectly healthy and beautiful plants so that we could put the pots in the shed. So from flowers to....................
A hell made of white crap. The good news is our dead/dying tree looks like a normal tree in the winter.
I guess that I should be thankful that we have gone this long without snow or bitter cold. I would be even more thankful if we went the entire season without snow but I guess it would be easier just to move somewhere warm.
 I decided to make some soup on Saturday. I mean that is what you do when its snowing, right? 24 hours later, the veg were still hard. I guess you can't ask a crockpot to work for more than 2 decades. I will be asking Santa for a new crockpot for Christmas. But I have to say that it is easier to throw out the crockpot than it is to try and scrape it clean.
This weekend was boring even by my standards. I ran to Jewel on Sunday to get a free pizza that was loaded to my MyMixx card and I found this little gem. I think that I will be buying gift cards from them for Christmas. Before it was a Catalina for $20 off $20 worth of groceries, when you bought $100 worth of gift cards. Now it is $15 off of $25 when you buy $125 worth of cards. Still its something. The only problem is you have 7 days to spend it.
Just an FYI, DO NOT GOOGLE naughty Santa pictures. Some poor candy canes were not being used as intended. Ugh, I'm scarred.
I got $20 in Amazon gift codes from My Points and $255.92 from our Bank of America card. Maybe it will all come together at the end? Right, right?
On a positive note, I think that I found another credit card that will pay 3% on gas. So its not as great as the 5% that I was getting but it is still better than the 1% that I am getting now. Ahh, something else to add to the to do list.
$23.85    SavingStar cash deposit
$21.65    SavingStar Amazon gift code
$10         Swagbucks- Amazon gift code
$129        Pinecone Research
$91.25    BP
$10         Beer rebate
$24         Wine rebate
$25          MyPoints gift card-Macy's
$10          MyPoints gift card Panera
$20          MyPoints gift codes Amazon
$255.92   Points from Bank of America
For a total of $620.67
I'll get there!
Still thinking about candy canes,
Sonya Ann

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cabinet ADHD

I don't have any before pictures of my plastic container cabinet. You can thank me in the comment section for that one!
I'm still plugging away at organizing the entire house. I'm still not anywhere near close to getting it done. Someday, right?
I think the problem is that I keep bouncing from one area of the house to another. Organizational ADHD, maybe?
You know how you always have odd lids and containers that don't have mates? Use one or two of the containers to hold the lids that actually have mates. Why didn't I think of this earlier?
Now what should I do next? Cocktails?
The real question is how long is this going to stay organized?
ADHD mate,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

I guess since we are having people over for Thanksgiving, I will have to clean or something. Hey, maybe the something could be gamble and drink. Fine, I'll be a grownup and clean for the incoming guests. Pop over to Money Hoarder and check out their article on 13 simple house cleaning hacks to save you time and money! Number 10 is a brilliant idea!
How do you cheat, I mean clean for guests?
Dirty drunk,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!

Since we are getting closer to the BIG holiday, I thought that I would spotlight one of the sites that I use to get a bargain or two. Hip2Save is an awesome site and it really helps just to poke around and get ideas for my nephews. I'm kind of out of the toy loop. Getting older has its rewards.
So how are you doing with your holiday shopping? Halfway done? All the way? Me, not even close!!!!
Sonya Ann

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fabulous Friday

There was no link on this and I can't read what's in the corner. So whoever came up with this is the most clever person ever!!!!! Like seriously, they win at life.
I may need to start making these just for fun. Or to keep. Or I could eat the chocolate and drink the champagne and just stare at the picture. I like to give you lots of options.
Not planning on being sober,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mean Wife

I may be the problem in my marriage. I really might be. Den said and I quote, "You better not post about this shit." And yet, here we are. Please if you ever talk to my hubs do not bring up the antenna event. I was a bit concerned that he would murder me, well I was more concerned about pissing myself actually.
This isn't all my fault. Yes, I cancelled the satellite. But its my BIL that gives Den so much shit about not being able to watch football on Thanksgiving that pushed him over the edge. I mean it isn't as if we are doing enough for my BIL by having Thanksgiving and doing all the cooking and buying all the liquor. Sigh, let it go Sonya or go to jail.
Anywho, Den decided to burn a half day's vacation and install an antenna. I would like to point out that he tried this before with NO luck. It was a small antenna so that was the "problem" before.
Den, in his wisdom, bought the most expensive antenna that "should" get 100+ channels. You know, I try not to be an asshole when I write but it seems to be getting easier. I love him and he is goodish to me but he is driving me mad.
So he climbs on the roof in the middle of one of the worst storms that we have gotten as of late. It is blowing and raining like a mother. Many hours later, he comes in the house very cold and soaked to the bone and flips on the tv. Out of the 100+ channels that he should be getting, he got 4! Yes, 4. One was a very dry news channel from Europe. One was a cartoon station. One was PBS. And last but not least, a Spanish channel. I thought that he was going to start throwing himself around in a fit of rage. I thought I would pee myself. Then to add insult to injury, I said, "Brush up on your Spanish." He replied, "you have to poke me with a fucking stick."
I'm an asshole.
Cable lover,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wicked Wednesday

I think I would at least, clean off the table after that. Maybe with some disinfectant or something. The very end of the commercial really made me laugh, doesn't anyone have any glue?
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cold Organizer

How amazing is this!?!?!?! I still have snapdragons and its mid-November. Maybe we will get to wear capris on Christmas? Get a tan? Den has assured me that once Mother Nature decides that we need to "get cold" she will make up for time lost. Perhaps, Mother Nature is having a hot flash.
This was not really a great weekend. We spent a lot of time reorganizing. It needed to be done, yuck. I try to do all of the chores so Den gets downtime on the weekends. But when it comes to food/cooking I can't make decisions. Every time, I have ever donated/given away food/cooking utensils, within a few days he is asking for it. EVERY TIME!
So one thing led to another and we were fighting terribly and we managed to organize the downstairs.
Bins are the way to go in the freezer!!!! Now I can take out the bins and I don't need to dig to find something.
And the toilet was on the receiving end of all the unwanted ice in the freezer. Den offered to put my alcoholic beverages in there to keep them cold. He is good to me.

It was a terrible mess.
So much better. I'm not a saver but the blue bins were from when I cleaned out our closet. I only hoard containers, oh and hangers. So I hoard organizational implements.
Holy mess, Batman!
All the baking supplies are together. And I used the bottom of the plastic drawers that I bought the beginning of the summer at a garage sale. Den's lunch snacks are happily together.

The good part was Saturday we went to our besties house. We drank and drank and drank and then ate pizza, had an amazing dessert but I'm not sure what exactly it was. Refer back to the beginning of the sentence for a complete explanation of why I'm not sure about the dessert. Then we watched Idiot Abroad. I now have a new favorite show. I don't have a penis but I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't twist it around a stick. If I get a penis, I'll let you know for sure about the twisting.
I got a HUGE $18 from Pinecone research so I have a sad........................
$23.85    SavingStar cash deposit
$21.65    SavingStar Amazon gift code
$10         Swagbucks- Amazon gift code
$129        Pinecone Research
$91.25    BP
$10         Beer rebate
$24         Wine rebate
$25          MyPoints gift card-Macy's
$10          MyPoints gift card Panera
For a total of $344.75.This is the worst year that I have had for saving money. UGH! But there is always next year. Maybe I will hit the lotto, oh wait the state of IL isn't paying lotto winners anymore!
Sunday I was terribly grouchy and worked on Christmas cards. Who knows what I wrote in them?
And that's all I have for you!!!
Please tell me you had a great weekend!!!!Did you drink? Did you write out cards and fight with your loved ones?
Sonya Ann

Monday, November 16, 2015

Chicken Soup And Bowl

Ok, this picture is blurry but I was in a hurry. I was hungry and Den complains when I take pictures of my food. He's rude but a good cook so I keep him.
When I was in IN visiting DJ, I found these at Walmart. They are amazing noodles and we need to eat these all the time. I haven't found them in IL but you can order them from Just do it! I also have been cheating and buying roasted chickens and boiling the skin and bones down for broth for my soup. I'm all about the lazy.
This is a yarn bowl but I think it would be awesome to serve guests soup in. How great would it be if I handed you your bowl and soup was coming out of its nose!?!?!?! Maybe carrot chunks? Sometimes I love how my mind works!
Sonya Ann

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

I love poking around at the Penny Hoarder. Honestly, anything that can save me a buck or two has my attention. And according to the article, "Have a Costco or Sam's Club Membership? Here's how to get your money's worth" I have been pissing money away! DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET A DISCOUNT ON LIQUOR!?!?!?!?! Dear God, the money that I have wasted.
Do you shop at Costco or Sam's? Do you think that you are saving money by going there? Oh and my MIL has a membership to both, I think I will be going with her to get alcohol save money.
Cocktail hour,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!!!

This week our spotlight is on Linda from Practical Parsimony! Run over say hi and see what she is up to. I love to hear about what she is cooking or how her chickens are. Have you ever had chicken? My Aunt's farm had chickens and that is about as close as I have ever gotten. But I will say that more and more people are putting in chicken coops around here. What do you do to be more self-sufficient?
Not chicken,
Sonya Ann

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fabulous Friday

So many projects, SO LITTLE TIME!!!!
I found a new site to spend all of my time at Lines Across! GO look at the other ways to wrap gifts. Hmmmm, maybe this would be a good way to use up the free crayons that you get from restaurants. Look, they keep me quiet just as good as the little ones. Oh wait that's liquor.
Sonya Ann

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Halloween Garland

Since I'm trying not to spend anymore and save up for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I went out and bought clearance Halloween stuff. I make perfect sense. But isn't it the best time to buy it?!?!?! Perhaps, I'm just not willing to let go of my favorite time of the year.
I think the mask would work for something like this lovely guy. Maybe not as elaborate as this but since I have a year to work on it, maybe!
I'll make Halloween gifts and give them out at Christmas. I say this every year but never do it. Den would be the only one that would appreciate this. Maybe I could make one of these scary guys and put it over Anna's bed when she comes to visit. It might not work with the Christmas decorations but maybe if I put some garland around its neck, it would be passable.
There is a point to this post, it just takes a while. Check the clearance for next years costume for you or the kiddos. Hey 75% off Halloween decorations is better than Christmas clearance sales.
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wicked Wednesday

For some stupid reason, this really made me laugh. I sometimes feel this way about my clothes. So is there anything in your life that is too small?
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Coming Undone

I'm going to be honest, I'm in a pissy mood. You may want to keep me and your computer at arm's length.
Last weekend, started with the beam deciding to lose faith and start to descend. It's not a load bearing beam, thank goodness, but it wasn't safe by any means. How do you fix this, you ask? Den glued it but of course.
And since he had the glue out.....................................
He decided to glue the trim back. If we ever sell this house, don't buy it. Glue and duct tape is all that's holding it together.
And now on to the real story.........................
Den and I are power-watching Once Upon A Time. It's the indoor season, what can I say.
Anywho, I went to bed Saturday night all TVed out and woke up at about 2am with terrible back pains. It was so bad that I couldn't breath and was sobbing. It was like a band all around my back. The pain was so bad that I started vomiting. I've made peace with God twice because I thought that I was going to pass, this was the second time.
I woke Den up and asked for help. He suggested that we go to the ER. My response was, "I'm not giving those fuckers $300 to tell me I'm depressed." Faith in the American health care system.
I learned a few things this weekend. My husband should not be in the medical field EVER. You will get about 15 minutes of kindness and then he gets rude. I love him, please never let him take care of me if I'm really bad off.
I tried the heating pad and nothing was helping. Once Den realized that I would rather die than go to the ER, he ran out and bought a massager. Within twenty minutes of him using that on my back, the pain let up. I have no idea what I did to my spine but I did it good.
We both went to bed and woke up around 1pmish on Sunday. My back hurt for the rest of the day. Den decided to get some supplies for dinner and look for a battery operated pain therapy stick-on thingy. Mind you, he got lost going to Target which he has passed over and over and over but hey, he was trying to help me. Actually, he said, I'm not doing this shit with you another night.
He bought a knee pain kit. I stare blankly at him often. He said they were out of the back kits and this should work. He then went on to wonder what would happen if he stuck it to my girl parts. To which I said, I wonder what it will be like when I set your head on fire. Feel the love.
He managed to stick the thing to my back not my girly parts and proceeded to crank it up. A few things happened at the same time, I squealed, my right arm shot out and my left knee buckled. I fell forward on the table and Den couldn't help right away because of him laughing so hard. He finally managed to turn it down to an acceptable level. That said these things work quite well. But I was still in pain so I decided to help myself. I found some of the painkillers that DJ had from getting his wisdom teeth out. I took one with a cocktail. I waited an hour and nothing. I decided norco is for pussies and took a Vicodin and rinsed it down with two more cocktails. An hour later and NOTHING! I dosed myself with two more cocktails and added some Benadryl sprinkles and I finally felt a bit relaxed and went to bed. Who knew I would sleep through the night?
I had a killer headache the next morning. I know what you are going to say, that I did enough drugs to give Aerosmith a run for their money in their drug days. Which I won't rule out but every time I move my head, there is this odd grinding noise and stabbing pains. I think my problem is my spine.
SO what did you learn from this post? Den is a bit of a sadistic dick when it comes to caring for the ill. Don't let me dose your meds. But hey, the beam is still in place. Well its being held up by a jake and a board but I have to find some good in my life, right?
Sonya Ann

Monday, November 9, 2015

For You To Do

I guess I need to start concentrating on this a bit more. Instead of..................................
this. Guess which one I like more? No really, guess!
When sluggy was visiting, I saw this painting in a thrift store. It made me think of.................................
At-Ats. Some people see art, I see Star Wars. Which then made me think of.............................
my sweet MIL. She has talent. Look, I not only add to my To Do List,  I will add to other peoples too. So I think that I have come up with another Christmas gift. Well, a Christmas idea. She needs to get painting and quick!
This is the only actual gift that I have gotten as of late. Look, I was busy with Halloween.
Anywho, I got this for free from the Disney Movie Rewards Program.
And that's all I got for ya! So should I add things to your To Do List?
Sonya Ann

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

SO what are the best ways that you have some up with this year to make some extra money? Penny Hoarder has the 12 Best Ways to Make Extra Money in 2015. I made a couple bucks selling some DVDs at the pawn shop. I use swagbucks too.
Sonya Ann 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!!


I'm changing it up today for the blogger spotlight! Today I'm linking to my favorite local site, Mashup Mom. She posts about national and local deals. She has helped me save a ton of cash by showing the store deals and the coupons. As you know, I live north of Chicago so things are a bit pricey here. Run over to her site, find something that you would normally buy and come back and tell me what the price would be by you.
Givin' homework,
Sonya Ann

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fabulous Friday

This little gem is from My Baking Addiction!!!! How much fun would this be?!?!?! It would also make a great project for the little ones to make and give out at Christmas. Maybe I will just give out leaves for Christmas. I'm sure that would be a gift that everyone would love.
Crafty and Cheap,
Sonya Ann
PS-Run over to sluggy's and enter her giveaway but make sure you tell her that I should win. Yes, do that please. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015


How beautiful is that!?!?! My yard is still blooming in November!!!! It rained a bit and got warmer and everything perked up.
Since it is a slow news day, I will bore you with what is going on in my crack.
Yup, I have more dill blooming in the driveway.
I have green onions growing and MORE dill. IT'S NOVEMBER PEOPLE!! God, I hope I can say that we still have things blooming in December.
And the roses have decided they weren't going to be outdone. It is such a gift to be outside, it has been so nice.
Even indoors, I have managed to keep the basil alive. I'm on a roll!!!
I honestly can't ever remember us having flowers in November. Usually, the end of September is when everything dies.
What is the oddest weather that you have ever had?
Loving fall,
Sonya Ann