November 7th, 2013
Well it is official the Holiday season has arrived. No sooner than Halloween passed, the next day the decorations and various Christmas stuff was on the shelf. Commercials for Black Friday are rampant and I am so glad that I do not take part in that madness. I already have a good portion of my shopping list finished, with only some left to go. Most of those things are for the kids and I can wait until I know for sure that is what they want. With the new Toy’s R US book out, it can change in a heart beat.
The kids and I put up the outside lights while it was warm, so all I have to do is set out the lawn ornaments and plug everything in. Much easier to do when it is warmer than now when it is below freezing. We will decorate the inside over the next two weeks (oh yay) and get our tree up just after Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. Although, I am still not sure if I am cooking or not. We shall see. Part of me wants to and the other part of me doesn’t.
October 30th, 2013
A few years ago when we bought this house, we of course had to get homeowners insurance, but the typical homeowners insurance doesn’t cover your appliances if the break down and simply stop working. That can be really expensive to pay for repairs or even to replace whatever it is that has malfunctioned. Large household appliances are necessary for day to day living. We cannot go without a refrigerator or a stove, so making sure that they are insured is a really big help.
Choice Home Warranty is the company we have for our appliances. When they need repair or replacing all we have to do is give them a call and they take care of it. They have lots of contractors already in place to service them. It is one of the best things we have ever done for our home and brings a lot of peace of mind to us.
This is really important for First time home buyers because they are unfamiliar with what it takes to maintain a home on their own. The costs can get high, especially if you make mistakes and everyone makes mistakes their first time owning a home. You think you can repair something on your own and then find out that you really had no idea what you were doing. Choice Home Warranty insurance can help you with that in a big way.
October 23rd, 2013
I found a place nearby that is a Pumpkin Patch and also has the Night of lights, Scream Creek Haunted Woods and a new House of Terror. I think I am going to surprise the kids and take them to see this. I know they will absolutely love it and will really get a kick out of it. It is supposed to be open on Halloween too, so it might be fun to actually go after we do our trick or treating. I will have to decide on that later. I know it is going to be great though ! Wonder it we will see the Great Pumpkin? lol
October 17th, 2013
I know it seems a little early but really it’s not. I have put out all of the decorations and the kids have chosen their costumes. One is going with a store bought costume and the other two we are creating with some really fabulous makeup. There are so many tutorials on YouTube that we have found out how to do some amazing stuff. I went and bought all of the supplies that I will need to do them earlier this week. I had to make sure to get enough to do it multiple times due to Halloween parties and such. Not to mention that I need at least one practice run because they are really elaborate.
Here is one of the ones we are doing. My daughter wants this for hers.
October 13th, 2013
Christmas is fast approaching and already I have been looking at the toys that are “predicted” to be the most in demand. Most of what I found are for smaller children, but not to worry my kids will let me know if something strikes their fancy. That is a guarantee. I believe that the boys are already interested in a few XBox games and I know that I will be having to go crazy trying to find whatever the new game they want. Sometimes it can be difficult, but if they tell me far enough in advance I might be able to reserve them and not have to worry about it. We shall see.
This will be me. Maybe…lol