Had to break into my house!

I was rushing out the door to get my daughter to dance and we had 40 minutes to drive 25 minutes so we were going to be early. We are never earl so i was happy we did not have to rush. I had the keys on the arm of the sofa and was taking things to the car…including the kids.

We all walked out the door and I locked it and closed it and, BAM, my keys were in the house on the sofa. Oh my hell! I dumped my purse and the extra key was not in there. I checked every window and they were all locked. I checked all doors and they were locked.

We have never given anyone an extra key and my landlord lives 45 minutes away and is out of town weekly. My husband was halfway to Cleveland so he was it least 90 minutes away…I was screwed.

I did have the garage door opening in my car so I opened it and found these tools and this is how I go into the house. Continue reading

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$200 Christmas Shopping Spree Extravaganza

Welcome to the $200 Christmas Shopping Spree Extravaganza! I have teamed up with a group of bloggers to offer you an amazing giveaway prize — the winner will receive TWO gift cards (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card for all your online Christmas shopping and (1) $100 Gift Card of your choice to use at your favorite store! Winner will be chosen by random.org.

This giveaway is also a friendly competition between all the sponsoring bloggers, please make sure to follow this very important step:

In the first Rafflecopter entry, you’ll be asked to give the name of the blog that referred you — please enter BTRBB.COM in the Extra Info box. The blogger who refers the most people to this giveaway will win a special gift card prize too, so thanks for your help!

The rest of the entries are easy entries where you will follow each of us on Facebook and Twitter for one entry each. Giveaway starts 10/26 at 12:00 am EST and ends 11/8 at 11:59 pm EST. This giveaway is open worldwide. Continue reading

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College books can cost a fortune, so why not rent and save 90%?!



College, college, college!

College is a fun time, there’s ups and downs, stresses and parties, drama and friends, so many decisions, etc..

But, college is also a pain, for a couple of reasons. One of these reasons is: the cost. You have tuition, fees, rent, etc…Then when you think you have everything paid for; there is one more expense that hits you in the head… TEXTBOOKS!

It’s never fun to have to put out $500+ for books that you will only use for one semester and then you can try to sell them back for $5 each, or they just sit on the bookshelf and collect dust your whole life.

So now, there is a better way! Companies have come up with a way to rent textbooks so you only have to pay a fraction of the cost! Continue reading

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$125 Christmas Toy Giveaway

Welcome to the $125 Christmas Toy Giveaway! Winner will receive a LEGO Ultimate Building Set ($24), Barbie Princess Playset ($40), KidKraft Metal Accessories Set ($24) and two Pillow Pets ($40) shipped directly to their home OR they can opt for a $125 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

To enter, simply follow each of us via Google Friend Connect using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway starts 10/24 at 12:00 am EST and ends 11/6 at 11:59 pm EST. Continue reading

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Why R Men Such Babies?!!

It’s Kindergarten time and we and when I say “we” I say that loosely as I rather mean “I” as Mom! Mom has had to deal with; lice, cold, flu, fevers, pink eye, growing pains, nightmares, teething, etc.

My husband works during the day so, I get it, I will take care of the kids if they get up. It just so happens that all these Kindergarten sicknesses that pass through our house seem to always affect me on the exact day he goes out of town every week. So after I stay up for days with the kids, I get sick, and he is gone.

Well…he got sick the other week and I HATE it when the man in the house is sick! Continue reading

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My heart was just not into it…

As you have noticed I have not had a blog post in over a week. My heart was just not into it, as it has been somewhere else. It still is a bit, but I am slowly getting out of my rut.

Someone very dear to me passed away last week and it has hit me pretty hard. She was a big motivation for me to write and share my thoughts, and I guess, in a way, I felt kind of “guilty” for posting. Continue reading

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Is school for only 90 miutes really worth it?

My school district does half day Kindergarten. This may sound great but I have to tell you that it is a pain in the $%&!

I am actually busier then before, when my daughter did not go anywhere. I thought when she started school that I would be so relieved to have some quite time but I am finding myself more stressed out.

Today is the monthly early dismissal day. She goes from 12:00-1:30pm…really? Continue reading

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