Monday, November 14, 2011

Free touch screen computer? Yes please!

So, I don't know how many of you have seen it around the blogosphere, but apparently HP is putting out a new touch screen computer. And they gave some to some bloggers! No, I'm not cool enough to get one, but I read the blogs of those who did! ;) Be Different Act Normal did a review of the computer for us and has a giveaway as well. You can be entered to win a touch screen computer as well! Just click on the link above to check out her review and enter to win.

Also, for those of you who actually follow my blog and read what I write (I'm shocked, but I'll let that slide for the moment), I'm working on finishing a few Christmas presents. Hopefully I can get them done soon and be able to post about them. And to save myself some work, I did end up ordering a few more. I got my grandmother a sign (from my siblings and me) that says "There's no place like home...except Grammy's." We've always had a hard time finding great gifts for her since she goes by Grammy so I couldn't pass it up. It was on Very Jane last week and was only $11.95 with shipping! For a completely finished sign, it was just too good to miss! If you want to check out Very Jane right now, they've got CUTE little girl's aprons for only $7.50 + shipping. They look like Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Dorothy. They're adorable. It almost makes me wish I weren't done shopping for my little girl! I've been keeping a running total of what I've spent for Christmas this year. I've loved it because I know EXACTLY what I've bought everyone and where I put it (I have a box for gifts, but some things won't fit well, so I have a list of where I hid brain doesn't always work.) and how much I paid. I need to buy an item of clothing for my baby and then a few gifts for my hubby and then I'll be completely DONE with shopping! I had 42 gifts to buy and I've spent $136 total! I am SO proud of my shopping this year! Hopefully I can share a few of the deals I've gotten and show you how to get money back on TOP of that low a total! Good luck with the giveaway and with your Christmas shopping!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My favorite Paints

I thought I'd share some of my favorite paint colors. I currently LOVE Glidden paints at Home Depot. Their colors are fantastic and I love the coverage I've gotten. I used a navy blue for Chubby Bubby's room and, even without a tinted primer, it only took two coats to get the coverage we needed! It's fantastic!  We also used their white to cover the pink that had been on the wall (it was really Pepto Bismol pink...AWFUL! That's what I get for letting my daughter choose whatever color she wanted!) and it only took two coats on most of the wall. There were a few spots where the kids tried to help that we needed a third, but we have no paint brush marks or roller stripes. It's SO great! Plus, it's only about $24 a gallon at Home Depot, although they have it at Walmart now too. I like shopping at Home Depot because they have a 10% military discount, which has come in SUPER handy with finishing a basement! So here are my favorite blues. I'm debating between blue over white board and batten for the basement family room with a tan sectional for a more beachy feel and tan over white board and batten with a red couch for a fun game-room feel. Maybe some of you can help me decide! I'd love opinions! (You can click the pictures to enlarge and see the name of the color.) I'm a little nervous about a tan, because I don't want it to turn out pink-ish with a red couch. I'll have to think and look for the perfect tan if we go that way. Thoughts would be very helpful though!