Friday, February 27, 2009

Mermaid Dreams Can Come True

I absolutely love the story of Nadya Vessey, an Australian woman who lost both her legs as a child only to become a mermaid in her later life (the original story can be found here). It's not only inspiring, but it reminds me of a very fond dream I had as a child, lol.

When I was a kid (7 or 8, I think) I traveled to Weeki Wachee Springs (It was a privately owned amusement park at the time) and my first dream job was born. I wanted to be a Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid *grin* (actually, I'm not sure which came first, Blue Angel pilot or mermaid... but, I digress.)

Needless to say not much came of it except a lingering ability to swim with my legs together, but for a couple years there my favorite response to adults asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up was a mermaid (oh the faces they made, lol). Maybe it was that dream that makes me love this story so much, but then again, who wouldn't like it?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Coupon Giveaway #1

I have a confession to make. I have a problem. It's called coupon-itis *grin*. I get the Sunday paper and clip out all these little money saving wonders and what happens? I use a few, but most are not for items I buy, and they end up going in the recycle at the end of the month *sigh*. It's a vicious cycle and I hate to see all my coupon clipping hours go to waste so I had a thought. Instead of letting these coupons go unused, why not give them away? Hopefully someone out there can use them even if I can't *grin*.

So here's the prize:

Over 100 Manufacturers coupons valued at $100+. They are individually clipped and ready to go and all good till mid-March or later.

Excited yet? maybe? yes? no?

Want to know how to win? It's simple really. Leave a comment, any comment, from now till Midnight EST on 2/27/09 and I'll pick a random winner. U.S. & Canada residents only at the moment, though that might change in the future (yes, this might become a monthly giveaway). Want extra entries? Subscribe to my blog via email or feed reader and leave another post letting me know you did so. Same deal if you become a follower.

My first giveaway and it's for coupons... go figure *grin*

P.S. I also have some Winn Dixie & Publix coupons and ones that expire a bit sooner that I'll throw in if the winner is interested.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Blog Theme

In case nobody noticed I switched up blog themes recently. I was a fan of Dark Minima for quite awhile until I discovered the wonder of free blogger templates (yes, I know I should have googled it long, long, ago). After about two (or more) hours of surfing the web and I happened upon Mystical and the rest, as they say, is history.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Search & Win

I read about Swagbucks on a blog awhile ago, but didn't join. I forgot about it until a recent blog post about a winner brought it to my attention again and I decided that you never win if you don't try (yes, Rachel's famous tagline on giveaways is now getting to me) so I'm giving it a shot :) I've got five swagbucks so far, three for signing up and two with my first search so I'm faintly optimistic at the moment. We'll see how it goes and I'll keep you updated if I win a HP Photosmart Printer or new LCD screen monitor (yes, I aim high, lol).