Friday, September 6, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up

How did everyone survive the first week of school?
Other than being really tired, I successfully managed to pull through the Labor Day vacation hangover, getting up an hour earlier to get the boys up and out the door in time (school starts at 7:45am ... anyone else's kiddos start that early?), and working extra hours to get caught up on the inbox. Whew!

The last two days have been wet. It's amazing how fast Fall swoops in here in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter and darker, my crockpot has been running all week, and football season has started! I even wore boots TWICE this week! Welcome Fall ... so happy you are here!
Campbell's has announced that they will debut K-Cups for Keurig in 2014. I love my Keurig. I love soup. This is great news!
 Tomorrow I will be adding extensions in this pretty brownish-red shade to my black hair. When seasons change, I get the itch to change up my hair (don't we all?) and I am not into bleaching it anymore. Ombre - been there, done that, chopped off 10 inches to recover.

 My family went on a trip for Labor Day weekend - about a three hour drive from home to Sunriver. We rented a house and stayed 4 nights; swimming, biking, shopping, and just relaxing for the last weekend of the summer. My sis-in-law brought along her fancy DSLR camera and it made me miss the one I had for a couple years. I sold it last year because it was so big to carry around. It always felt like a chore to get the pictures off of the camera (because the SD card didn't fit in my computer), and as much as I loved the beautiful pictures it captured, I was okay with the convenience of my little point-and-shoot that fit in my back pocket.
And then my point-and-shoot died.
I convinced myself that my iPhone was an even better camera option - afterall, you can edit and load pics instantly. But after shooting all weekend with such a nice camera, I realized it was time for an upgrade.
Still not wanting a big mamma-jamma to lug around, I researched the best budget-friendly point-and-shoot cameras and found rave reviews on the Canon Powershot Elph 330 HS.
  Isn't she pretty? This camera runs $200, but I shopped through Ebates and snagged it for $162 with FREE shipping!!

Yep, crazy savings!! Are you all using Ebates for your online shopping? If not, you are seriously missing out on extra CASH!! I have already received close to $300 in cash back just by shopping through this free site. And when I say cash, I really mean it! Ebates sends you a Big Fat Check (that's what it's called) every quarter with the credited cash back you earned. Christmas is just around the corner ... the seasons are changing and you need a wardrobe makeover ... there is always a reason to shop, and now you can get paid to do so!
My Ebates review is not sponsored by anyone but myself. The excitement is all organic ... check it out for yourself! In fact, when you sign up, you get a $10 gift card to stores like Target and Macy's to apply to your first purchase, in addition to the cash back % perk of the day. Just click on any of the links here to sign up ... you get credit, I get credit, we all win!

My camera arrives in a week ... I will let y'all know how I like it!
I hope everyone had a great first week of September! Enjoy the weekend, peeps!!


Anonymous said...

Wait what??? Soup flavored Keurigs???

C said...

I'm excited to see your hair! I've always wanted to do extensions, but I'm afraid of the maintenance. I love ebates so much! I just got a $60 gift card.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Soup K-cups? What?? Love it.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see how your hair turns out.

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