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Dogs need a home

UPDATE:  The dogs have been adopted.


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What do you do with old prom dresses?

I received this email from one of my friends:

Hey gals, 

I have never known what to do with my old prom dresses ’til now!  Just wanted to let you know I found a place that takes old prom dress donations in KC, KS.  They then have area high school students in the KC, KS school district who cannot afford a dress come in and try them on/take one home.  How great!  I saw an article in the KU Alumni mag last fall and they are just starting to take donation now for this prom season.  If you want more information or are interested, you can go to (a non-profit) or donate the dresses directly to 736 Shawnee Ave, KC, KS  66105.  They only ask that the dresses not be too outdated and be clean (or dry cleaned if they are dirty).  Just wanted to pass along the info!  Have a great week.


Mom, do I still have any in my old closet or did you sell/donate all of them?

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Our power finally came back on.  We lost it some time last night during that awful storm.  I guess they said that some places had winds up to 79 mph.  Crazy.  I can’t believe the rest of our fence is still standing (that was the first thing I checked when I woke up).  It got down to 58 degrees in our house and I was just about to bundle up the boys and head to my parents’ house.  No need now. 

Christmas post to come when things have calmed down.  Hope you all had a great one.

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1 out of 4

It’s snowing here today.  In fact, they say we might get around 5 inches.  While the roads aren’t horrible, you do have to drive SLOW.  I took the boys to get their picture taken this morning and passed 4 snow plows.  Guess how many of them were actually plowing the snow?  One.  I’m sure there’s a reason for the other 3 just driving around but I can’t figure out what it would be.


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Extended deadline and problem solver

The deadline for the free Snapfish photo book has been extended to Saturday, November 22.  I guess they’ve had such a high demand that they’re experiencing problems.  That’s great.  I need the extra time.

Also, some people aren’t showing the credit on their accounts.  If this is so, this is what you need to do:
1.  Log in
2.  Click on YOUR ACCOUNT (top right corner)
3.  Look under CREDITS.  It should say 1 FREE PHOTO BOOK. 

4.  If not, click on HELP (top right corner)



7.  Write and send an email

I have no idea why the print on the top part of the post is normal and the rest of it is so small.  Oh well, moving on.


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Free Snapfish photo book

SnapFish is giving away a free 20 page, 8″X11″ photo book to everyone who clicks on the link by TONIGHT, compliments of Oprah.  You can find the link at Jamie’s blog, which is where I found out about this great deal.  The photo books normally cost $29.99.  Like I said, you have to click on the link by tonight and you have to order your photo book by Sunday.  While the photo book is free, you do have to pay for shipping.  I did it and my account has a credit for a photo book.  I love it.


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If you give a cat a cupcake

Laura Numeroff, the author of all the If You Give A…books is coming to do a reading of her latest book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake at Kenny’s preschool.  You can buy any of her books and have her personalize/autograph it the way you want.  Let me know if any of you would like a copy/autograph.  I have to turn in any orders by Wednesday (October 15).  Here are the books and prices:

$18.25 books:

If You Gie a Cat a Cupcake

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

If You Take a Mouse to School

If You Give a Pig a Party

$17.25 books:

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

The Jelllybeans and the Big Dance

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Planet Earth

Planet Earth is playing right now on the Discovery Channel.  There are 11 episodes in the series.  It looks like they will be showing 4 of them tonight – Shallow Seas, Ice Worlds, Caves and Freshwater.  Next Sunday they will play every episode starting at noon.  We will be tivoing every single one.


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Catholic Vote

I received an e-mail today from one of the women in my church group.  It had a link to this video:

I really like.  They get their point across without flat out telling you who to vote for next month.

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Nude beach

(I some how posted this as a page instead of a post this morning.  Oops.)

Okay, this is the first commercial that has made me laugh in a while.  Eric and I were both giggling after we saw it. 

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Tax free weekend in Missouri

If you need a computer and are looking at a Mac, this is the weekend to get it.  Not only do you NOT have to pay tax (thanks to the tax free weekend) but you also get a rebate and a free iPod.  I almost wish we needed a new computer.  And I wish the tax free weekend would apply to electronics in general.  I have an idea for Eric’s birthday and would love to save some money by not having to pay sales tax on it.

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Stocking stuffer

My Williams-Sonoma catalogue came yesterday and I saw these cute spatulas which usually go for $10 were on sale for $4.99:

Spatul-Art with Race Car

Spatul-Art with Train

and this red one with an airplane on it (which is sold out on-line now):

I thought this would be a great stocking stuffer for Kenny b/c he loves to help cook.  I called both the Town Center and Plaza stores.  The Plaza didn’t have any in stock and Town Center had just one airplane.  And I got it.  The best part was that when they rung it up, it was only $1.99 (things usually go on sale at the stores first).  So if you have a little chef at home too (and don’t live in KC), you might want to call your W-S and see if they have any left.  I would imagine that the race car and train ones would also be $1.99 at a store, but I’m obviously not 100% sure.

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I cannot wait.  I am so excited.  KC is finally going to get an aquarium, which is long overdue.  I guess both KC and Mission want it in their cities so it’s just a matter of who gets the most funding.  I’m rooting for Mission b/c they want to put it where Mission mall used to be, along with a dinner movie theatre and other stores and businesses. 

Mission and KC want to use the same company to do the aquarium.  That company already did one in Guam.  Here’s a You Tube video of what that one is like.  It seems a lot like the one at the Mall of America to me, only larger.

If funding and everything goes as planned, it should open in 2010.  Location to be announced.

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NOW ebay sells everything

I know I’ve teased about this before but I still can’t believe that someone did it.  Are you kidding me?

This is from (

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — Authorities in southern Germany said Saturday that they have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for one euro, the equivalent of $1.57.

Peter Hieber, a spokesman for police in the Bavarian town of Krumbach, said the baby was placed in the care of youth services in the southwestern Allgaeu region, although the child’s 23-year-old mother insisted that the ad was only a joke.

Authorities have launched an investigation into possible child trafficking against the baby’s mother and 24-year-old father, neither of whom was identified.

“Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller,” police quoted the ad as reading.

No offers were made for the child in the two hours and 30 minutes the ad was posted on Tuesday. EBay later deleted the posting but assisted police in tracking down the parents.

Several people who saw the ad alerted police.


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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!  Not only is she a great mom but a great grandma too.

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Do men really fight like this?

I love Bridet Jone’s Diary.  LOVE IT.  I just got done watching it for about the 100th time.  This is one of my favorite parts.  Even Eric likes this part (which says a lot since it’s such a chick flick).  Enjoy!  Careful if there are little ones around, they say the f-word and are fighting (if you can call it fighting).


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Should I be more embarrassed or should they?

I’m almost embarrassed to post this.  I googled The Humpty Dance and it took me to the video of it on You Tube.  One of the related videos was this:

There were also videos of them dancing to Ridin’ Dirty, Pump It, Jump Around.   Kenny and I wasted about an hour looking at them all. 

Kenny never watched The Wiggles.  We decided not to even tell him that the show existed. 


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