Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Raturday!

Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Apartment Life! #5


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that happen in and around my apartment complex here in a weekly blog post. 

This week I'm going to share what I'e been dealing with for a few weeks. 

Kids! Or as I like to call them...snot gremlins. 

2 different apartments moved in 3 months ago and they have 2 small kids each. Well this is what the kids do. They stand directly in front of my door and tease/bark/scream and my dog. They also like to bang on my door and run away. Most people around here don't leave their doors open during the day because the kids are so loud and if you don't have a metal screen door like mine, the kids just walk into your apartment. I've seen them do it to the poor old guy next door. I've talked to the parents, talked to the manager and told the kids to stay away. Nothing is working and the parents don't care. 

There were two kids at my door in this picture but you can only see the green toy the 1 year old girl was standing in front of in this picture. They started to run away when they saw that I was starting to take a picture of them. I don't even care about the noise they make at this point. I just wish their parents would supervise them when they are outside or the manager would do something to make them watch their kids. If I was the manager and so many people were complaining all the time I'd evict them. We're hoping they get tired of people constantly complaining and they just move.

So that's all for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Come back next week for more.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



You know how we Americans love our casseroles, well I think it's fun to watch people from other places try casseroles. lol

Friday, December 08, 2017

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

A Delicate Wash Laundry Soap sample from The Laundress.
A Charmin Extender Roll for the larger toilet paper rolls.
An Emoji Wall decal from Fathead.
A $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap.

I think everyone can use a backup toilet paper roll hanger in case the one you have breaks or something. I'll probably give the wall decal to my grandson and the laundry soap worked well for hand washing delicate items.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Recipe: Vegetable Fajita Bowl



You'll Need

1 carrot, sliced 
1 stalk of celery, sliced
1/2 zucchini, sliced
1 large cauliflower floret, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 black olives, sliced
1 green onion, chopped
1 TBSP chopped cilantro
1 TBSP shredded pepper jack cheese
2 TBSP chicken broth
1 tsp. Fajita seasoning
2 TBSP olive oil


What to do

Add olive oil to pan and heat. Add carrot, celery, zucchini, cauliflower, and bell pepper to pan. Saute over medium heat until soft but still crunchy. Add chicken broth and fajita seasoning, stir well and keep cooking until most of the broth is absorbed. Add to a bowl and top with black olives, green onion, cilantro and cheese. 

This makes about 1 serving or bowl. If you want to make two, just double the recipe. Ken wouldn't even try it. He said it needed some sausage or chicken or something. So he had something else for dinner that night. lol But I loved it. It needs some avocado but with their prices being $2.99 for just one of them, I'll do without that for now. 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week


My daughter was holding Falcor and she snapped this picture of him sleeping. He just fell right to sleep in her arms. I guess he was comfy.

Monday, December 04, 2017

December Target Beauty Box Available Now!


I've told you guys about the Target Beauty Boxes and December's Box is available right now. These usually go fast and they're only $7 this month. So if you're interested in trying one, this looks like a good one to get. You can find it here.

What you'll find in this box *From their website*

Hello Holidays
The rush is here. Inside this box, you’ll find a few of our beauty faves that’ll keep you calm, cool and collected all season long. Try ‘em out, and if you love them as much as we do, find the full-size version at Target.com/BeautyBox.

Hask Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner- 1.75 oz.
Hydrates and protects hair with rich monoi oil, Tahitian gardenias & coconut oil.

Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara- Full size
Special formula and tube designed to keep mascara fresh for ultra-smooth, voluminous lashes from first to last use.

imPRESS Press-on manicure- 1 set
Breakthrough press-on nails for a beautiful, glossy gel-finish manicure in minutes.

Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist- 1.5 oz.
Micro-fine mist gives hair an effortless, long-lasting hold with fullness & shine.

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance- 0.04 oz.
Dreamy notes of mango, melon & cardamom, marigold & gardenia, sandalwood & soft musk.

My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask- 10 ct.
Helps repair complexion with Tahitian black pearl essence, lemon extract, red algae & yeast proteins.

Chapstick Red Lip Tint- Full size
This Target-exclusive tint instantly moisturizes and enhances natural lip color.

Target Beauty Coupon 
$3 off your purchase of $15 or more. See coupon for details.

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Apartment Life! #4


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that happen in and around my apartment complex here in a weekly blog post. 

This week I'm going to show you a couple of the strange things I've seen. 

That's a bouncy house in my courtyard. There are 16 apartments in this courtyard and the mother set this up every day for a month. The kids were crazy loud and to me this was just rude as hell. You don't do stuff like this right in front of other people's doors. After people complained to the manager a lot, it was finally taken down and not set up again. 

Then there was the guy who set up a tent in front of his apartment door. He and his 3 dogs slept out there a couple of nights. I have no idea why. Maybe he wanted to go camping.

Then there was the time that a little bunny hopped over to Ken while he was standing in the alley. We would have kept him because he was super sweet but my daughter was very allergic to him. So we found him a home with a couple who had other rabbits and had big rabbit hutches set up for them in their back yard. Ken said the rabbits were running around in their back yard and then at night they were put in the hutches to keep them safe and so sleep. 

We loved the bunny, especially my daughter because he always wanted to be held but she was so allergic. Poor thing.

We don't have a lot of tree's around here besides the Pine tree's since we live in the desert but on the bike path that is right next door to my apartment complex there are some metal tree's. lol 

That's my apartment complex and the bike path from the previous picture is literally 5 feet to the left in this picture. 

So a few years ago I was out taking the dog for a walk and saw these two guys pulling a fully loaded shopping cart up the bike path. One guy has a bicycle hooked to the front of it and is trying to pull it along. 

Most of those bags on the cart are filled with cans and he stopped along the bike path, emptied out a bunch of the bags and stomped on them and put them back in the bags so that the bags are smaller. We found out later that they are room mates and lived in the apartment complex down the street from us. They were taking the cans down to the recycling center. I hope they got a good chunk of money for all their work. 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! But come back next week for more.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



Since we just had Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to see what others thought of Thanksgiving food. I thought this was so darn funny.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

2 boxes of Replens moisturizer and A coupon for a free box of Root Touch Up Hair Dye from SampleSource.

I now have 5 boxes of the Replens moisturizer in my cabinet. The freebie places sure like to give these away. I will say that it does the job it's made for and it doesn't have a bad scent to it.

I don't color my hair anymore so I gave the coupon to my daughter since she does. Make sure to sign up for SampleSource so the next time they have samples available you'll receive an email reminder.

Did you receive any freebies this week?