Thursday, July 30, 2009


1. Dove Shampoo Samples: Click Here

2. The next one sounds like a lot of fun and I can['t wait to get it!! Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorites with Sun-Maid® Raisins & Dried Fruit recipes!!

Gooseberry Patch Free Cookbook:
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3. GAIN Detergent:
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4. Salada- Unbottle Your Tea FREE Drink Bottle: Free Drink Bottle Just Invite 5 Friends by email... surely you know 5 people :)

5. Free Ambi Soft & Even Stretch Mark Diminishing Oil & Colgate Wisp Samples:

Free Samples Here

That's all I have for now. I will try and do this each week if I can find at least 5 items each week. If any of you know of any please do leave me a comment!!

I can not gaurantee that the offers will still be available when you get to them but they worked for me :). If any have been closed by the time you click the links please let me know so I can edit accordingly.

:) Heather

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What's Going On ....

Ok so I have been super busy lately and I have missed a few posts but I am going to continue my 30 days of posting it might just take me a little longer than 30 days :).

The past few days I have been working on a few different things all at once. I have been working on articles for AC as well as two other projects that I have going on.

I finally got a few of my articles submitted and 2 of them have been published. If you would like to take a look at them I will post links to them at the end of this post. I do ask that you read them and leave me a comment under the article to let me know you read them :).

In other news, I had a former client contact me and ask if I would be interested in doing some work for him again. Now mind you this client is one who did not like to pay on time and the last work I did he has still not paid me in full for. He emailed me and asked if he paid me in full if I would be interested in working with him again. I told him the only way I would work for him again is if he would pay me upfront for any work he wants done via Paypal only. (He bounced a couple of checks on me which took him forever to make right) I am still not sure if I will do the work but other than the pay issue I had no other problems. I think if he pays me upfront then there shouldn't be a problem right?

I will keep you updated on that one.

Ok so here are the links to my articles as promised. When anyone reads my articles my page views go up and in turn it makes my offers go up for articles so any of you who would like to support me in my writing all you have to do is read :) and It would be much appreciated!! And if there is anything in turn I can do for you I will try my best to do so!!

Links here:
Back To School Shopping Tips

Tips On Being MOre Active

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OK So I know I am behind a Little

I have been super busy with some other things and have not forgotten about my blog posts--- they are in drafts... and I will publish shortly... :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thank You All for the Comments!!

I just want to take this moment to thank you all for stopping by my blog and being supportive. This has been so much fun meeting all of the new people out there, and reading such great blogs. My posts will be short for this weekend, but next week I can't wait to get back to some great posts!! Thank you all!!

:) Heather

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 3: Date Night

So I decided to combine the post for Day 3 with Date Night. My fiance and I went out last night to a great little Italian place that we had heard about but had never been to. The food was great and the atmosphere was great too. We have kids at home and it has been months since we had a 'date' night. We took the plunge and decided to go out to dinner instead of cook. Best decision we have made in a while :). It was nice to rekindle that romance that we have been lacking for a while being so busy with the kiddos. Let us have that time to spend together and just talk without interruption, which is so nice. It wasn't anything fancy just the two of us spending some much needed quality time together. Hope I can post another one of these very soon!! Because last night was like we were 'dating' again. But I guess that's the point. LOL :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Welcome Hoppers!!

Glad you could stop by and hope you can make it back!! I look forward to reading some of your blogs as well!! Let's keep hopping, this is exciting!!

30 Days 30 Posts #2: Toddlers & Tiaras

Ok so I am sitting here watching T.V. while I work on some freelance articles for AC. I have never watched this show but I though it would be interesting to watch since my daughter likes to do pageants from time to time. Boy was I wrong...

Now before I get flamed for bashing pageant kids or their moms: I AM A MOM OF A 10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO LIKES PAGEANTS: with that said what the hell is wrong with SOME of these moms???? I mean seriously? One mom has 5 daughters who do pageants, ok no problem. Not only does she have 5 daughters but the oldest two are actually twins. Now, still no problem with that. The problem I have with it is that this lady is on NATIONAL T.V. saying that one of these twins is prettier than the other and that's why she wins more.

Ok so maybe I am overracting but come on!!! I could never in a million years say that ever about any of my children. Especially on national T.V. Now mind you not only does she say this but the daughter actually says she does not like competeing against her sister. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture? I mean really? Am I on a soapbox?? Please someone tell me I am not insane.

Ok so not only does the MOM say these things but while they are getting ready for the pageant the 'prettier' one says that her sister was bad when she was on stage. Then the mom actually says were you just talking bad about your sister. OMG!! Sorry for the abbreviations but the MOM just said earlier in the show how bad she was and that the other one was prettier and better in pageants and then she is going to scold the child for saying this about her sister? Seriously???

Well I guess I can watch to find out what NOT to do if my daughter WANTS to enter a pageant. Or maybe I should just change the channel and not watch anymore?

EDIT AFTER THE SHOW WAS OVER: So, I am just laughing out loud at the mom was fussing about. Turns out the so called 'pretty' one threw a fit before the talent competition and Dad removed her from the pageant. Mom was very down on the other twin left in the pageant saying she did not think she would win and they should just leave and guess what? THE OTHER TWIN WON THE GRAND TITLE of the ENTIRE pageant, eat your words Mom... Looks like she is the prettier one afterall. Hahahaha

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Success is a Journey not a Destination....

This is something I heard a few nights ago while I was cooking dinner. The T.V. was on in the other room and I am not sure what program was on but I heard this quote being said and it stopped me in my tracks, Success is a Journey not a Destination. It made so much sense to me all of a sudden.

We are all determined to be successful, but do we really 'get' that it IS a journey to be taken and NOT a destination? I mean afterall, if we were to reach Success, does that mean it's the end of the road? Of course not, success is ongoing, therefore it's a journey and not a place to 'be'. I know I for one would like to be successful, and I am seeing that it is a journey to get there I just did not realize it in this way before.

We learn so many new things everyday in life. Or at least I have, especially lately. I am learning what I want to do with my resources and where I want to go, and right now as far as I can see, there is no real destination ahead. There is only a long winding road with many doors to open and explore.

:) Heather

Friday, July 17, 2009

Speaking of Back To School

If any of you out there know of any great deals please do share!! I know there has to be coupons somewhere I don't know about or tips on how to get more for less. If you have any ideas or know of anything let me know!! I look forward to all the great responses!!

And if I come across any in my 'Back To School' journey in the next few weeks I will be sure to let you all know.

:) Heather

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back To School

Here it is the beginning of another school year. Where has the summer gone so quickly? I remember my school days when the summers seemed to go by so quickly and then we could not wait to get back to school and see all of our friends and catch up on what we had missed.

With that said I have 3 starting this year. have our school systems gone mad? I go to print out school supply lists and my mouth hit the floor. Since when did kids need all of this stuff?? I mean really, I remember needing a notebook and pencils. Now there are all sorts of fees for books and classroom fees, and art fees, and computer fees. The list goes on an on. I guess that goes with the times, you know the age of technology and all.

So for the next few weeks we will be busy getting ready for the big 'Back To School'. I have 18 years of thsi left to go..... pray for me lol!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blog Title

Ok so I am having a hard time giving my blog a title. I know I have the address for my blog but for some reason I can not for the life of me come up with a good title. I will leave it as is for now but if anyone has any suggestions please do send them my way.


But aren't moms always tired? Whew, it's hard work being a Mom, wife, and working all at the same time. Guess that's why they say women have the babies, because the Men can't handle it. HA!!

I watched Facing The Giants yesterday. It was an amazing movie. I watched Fireproof a while back and cried through the whole thing. It is amazing what the Lord can do in our lives. Now if only I can get back to the place where I once was and let God handle the problems I can't on my own. I am working on it. I know there are just so many things I want done here and now and have little patience for wiating for things to happen. I guess we can't always have what we want, when we want it.

So I have come to a conclusion. While I wait for my prayers to be answered I will blog, and write articles. At least then I am being productive until He shows me the way in which he wants me to go. I have to do this for my health I believe.

About two weeks ago I started to have chest pains, it was scary. I did not know what it was and still not 100% sure, but I do know that I have to stop stressing about work and finances etc. So I will be venting alot, and posting here about my progress as far as work and the website and any other random posts I may think of.

:) Heather

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So I Have Noticed

I have noticed that most of my friends from high school have also found the blogging world. I guess we all get a little bored from time to time. It is interesting to see though who is getting married, who is having children. It is so cool how it feels like we are all at school again talking about our weekends etc. yet we are all over the USA posting our lives on the internet in hopes of staying connected to everyone in some form or fashion. I think maybe I need to revamp by blog soon. Just give it an update and maybe post some pictures.

On another note, I am agressively building my website, Sides Marketing. It's been a long time coming for me actually. I am sick of being ran over by all of the marketing companies I have worked for recently and have decided to finally take the plunge and do it on my own. This way I can be the one calling the shots instead of consulting everyone else and they run projects in teh ground. Seems like a great idea, for now anyway :).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Day....

OK so I have been really stressed out lately and have not been updating as I should. I am in search of a new 'job' or project I should say. I won't go into detail but there are things goingon with the company I was with that just don't quite add up... sad really as it not only affects them but all the employees/contractors and their families as well but the owers don't really seem to care. Oh well...

So anyway, I had a long weekend.. for the most part it was good. My nephew turned 1 on Friday :). I wish I could spend more time with my neice Abby and Nephew Will, but right now not many in the family can do that. Thanks Sis.. for screwing it up for not only yourself as a mom but for us as family. So I guess I am a little crabby lately. Sorry, it's the stress I am sure.

I think what I really need is a closer relationship with God. I had it once but over the years I have strayed and I know that is my own fault. I can say I have been busy but it's no excuse. Maybe that is my problem. The devil is testing me because I have drifted into the 'unknown' so to speak.

I have so many ideas and thoughts but can never seem to bring them out into fruition. I always get sidetracked or I am also known to procrastinate I am told. It is time for me to pull myself up by my bootstraps and get busy with what needs to be done.