Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter 2009

Good Friday

Coloring eggs at Grandma's

Easter Sunday

Grace and Kit Kitteridge

Garden Girl

Basket from Grandma

Tired from all the fun!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Apology to My Blog

Dear Little Bloggy,

I am sorry I have neglected you! I should have at least updated you with this week's winnings on Saturday, and there were some wins, but I have been otherwise occupied. You know I have another blog about cross stitch and that has been getting the bulk of my attention lately. I am truly sorry. I have also been trying to spend less time on the computer and more time stitching.

I still love you little bloggy. Some might call me ADD, but I like Barbara Sher's explanation better - I AM A SCANNER. I love many different things at different times. I can't help it! And, as I said, my current obsession is my cross stitch, and cross stitch blogs, and cross stich blogging . . .

If there is anyone out there besides me reading my blog, you may love "Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything that You Love" by Barbara Sher. It explained a lot of things in my life to me.

I'll get back to you soon, I promise!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hello Monday!

I'm starting the week off just right with a sick child at home and feeling pretty poorly myself.
I have been keeping myself busy with too many projects, the biggest being my stitching blog! I am going to host a giveaway on that site next week, so if you are interested in cross stitch please visit my blog at or click on one of the links in the sidebar to take you over there.

I am still slacking in my sweeps entries, but amazingly still won a few items.
The rest came in the mail.

Wed. 2/18/2009 - IWG M&M's Hunt for Yellow: (third prize) Mars Brand Bag of Candy
Wed. 2/18/2009 - IWG Coke Fan Mayhem Trivia: (second prize) Fan Mayhem Kit including NCAA and Coke Zero branded temporary tattoos, basketball shaped cell phone holder, face paint crayons, and a $25 Papa Johns gift card
Fri. 2/20/2009 - Received $50 gas card from Chiquita Play, Snack & Win Game IWG
Sat. 2/21/2009 - Received 2 bags Mike and Ike Candies from IWG

Winning candy is FUN!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

TOO Cute!

Photo by: Paul Riley

Monday, February 16, 2009

We Won!

I thought I'd have nothing to write about in our win column for this week, and then Garry got a call Thursday night. We won one of the first place prizes in the Publix/South Beach Living (Kraft)Try Something New sweepstakes! Yay! Kraft should be FEDEX-ing an affidavit for Garry to sign this week, and then they'll send the prize soon after.

And then Saturday, Valentine's Day, we won another prize. Grace won a Flip video camera from the Go-GURT promotion. They are giving away a camera an hour, and we must have tried at least seven times a day or more since the contest began in January. Persistence does pay off!
Now all of this leaves me wondering what - if anything - is going to happen this week? More prizes I hope!

I've started another blog that is devoted entirely to cross stitch. If you are interested in the subject click here. I just started the blog yesterday, so there won't be much content at first. I hope I'll have time to devote to all of the things I'm working on. I REALLY need to win a laptop so that I can use the Internet while I stretch out my back in bed. I've had a lot of pain lately - NOT FUN - I think I've been overdoing it sitting here on the computer . . .

Monday, February 9, 2009

Coraline in 3D!

This has to be one of the most AWESOMEST movies ever! The three of us went on Sunday, we had to drive north and west for about 1/2 hour, but it was TOTALLY worth it (even with the steep ticket price - no matinee break). WOW! If you do go see this film, see it in 3D! Cute, fun, intense in parts . . . perfect!

A little late this week posting the weekly wi
ns for Team Messick, I usually do it on Saturday.

  1. Wed 2/4/2009 - Me - IWG: Free box of Hot Tamales Candies-'Wheel of Fire'
  2. Thurs 2/6/2009 - MeIWG: Pace coupon for free jar of salsa-up to $4-'Hand-Pick & Win'
  3. Thurs 2/6/2009 - Garry - Received $5 Chevron gift card from the 'Chevron Techron Trivia Game' SurPRIZE!
Not too shabby, but a bit slow in comparison to late - and I think of all the weeks I've gone without winning anything!
I've gotten instant win greedy.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

COOL Coraline Contest!


awesome for words! The website is hosting a blog contest to win a Coraline promotional key and a Coraline doll!
(Image of doll not actual doll to win)

See site for details.

Friday, February 6, 2009

We! Wubb! Wubbzy!

What is CUTE and FUN? The television show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! weekdays at 1p.m. on Nick Jr.
If it happens to be your little one's nap time, a new DVD was just released Feb. 3rd - Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - A Little Help From My Friends.

Grace and I have been fans of the show since the beginning. We especially like the catchy new song they play each episode, we used to sing them on our way to school in the morning. Part of one of our favorites goes, "- it may be a hole or a tiny tear, but it's still a good pair of underwear . . ."
All new shows Feb. 23-26!

You can find out more about Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! at and, and have your child join the Wubb Club at You can buy the new DVD at this link at

Monday, February 2, 2009