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Panic over paychecks

P started his new job this week.  With the job change, he now only gets paid once (vs. every two weeks at his old job) at the end of each month.  I also have a job where I get paid at the end of each month.  Even though our monthly income remains the same, we now have to really budget our money since it is all coming in at one time.

Panic sets in.

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Ang

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Date Night (Of The Old Married Couple Variety)

P and I went on our first date night in awhile.  We came up with…wait for it…dinner and a movie!  Super original, I know.  We had a $50.00 gift certificate to a local Italian joint and arrived at 5, but we didn’t make reservations and they were booked up until 8 (we may be in our 30s but we have the dining out habits of senior citizens).

We decided to forego eating past our bedtime and ventured to a Mexican place right next to the movie theater instead.  Meal was good, beer was better, and the conversation was always awesome (though I feel that P was offended when I told him that Jennifer Lawrence reminds me of a modern day version of Jennifer Grey).  Here are some pics from the dinner portion of our date:

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And we were able to catch the early show of X-Men:  Days of Future Past (it was awesome,  and the reason Jennifer Lawrence was brought up at dinner).

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Home  before 10, our old married couple date night is complete!

Have a great night and I will see you back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge this summer.

Ang

 

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Toys!

It’s Thursday!  Which means Throwback Thursday.  A time to drudge up some memories from the past and share them with all the land by way of your favorite social media outlet.  I decided I would do a Throwback Thursday blog of some pics  of a few memorable toys of my childhood.  Enjoy!

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Did I miss any?  What were some of your favorite toys from your childhood?  Comment below and let me know!

See ya back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge!

Ang

(P.S. I wonder whatever happened to my Rainbow Brite….)

Three things I GOT this May 2014!

Normally on my monthly “three things” blog I mention three fantastic things I want (and normally would buy myself if I were not trying to get out of debt), but since May is home to my birthday I thought I would change it up and share with you all three things I got this May 2014:

1. A Seahawks Jersey…Finally!

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P really does listen!  My hubby gave me a 12th man jersey (since I have always told him I don’t want a specific player’s jersey since I am not loyal to the players but loyal to the team).  He also personalized it with my last name on the back!  He got some serious “hubby points” that day!

2. A bouquet of the sweetest kind!

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Not much of a flower girl, but I LOVE CHOCOLATE!  My mom and dad (though I have a feeling my mommy is the one that put it together…and yes a grown woman just called her mom “mommy”) gave me this bomb.com bouquet!  Loved this and love them!

3.  A beautiful way to tell time!

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Egads!  Holy hair and porous skin Batman!  Nevermind the close up pic, but this gal always needs more time, and the only way to get more time is in the form of a watch!  My in-laws gave me this fabulous Fossil watch (love me some Fossil)!  I just love being their favorite daughter-in-law (by default, but I will take it)!  Love them too!

I also got jewelry, gift cards, candy, an ice cream maker, a crazy cat lady purse, a journal, one-of-a-kind necklace, home decor, a travel organizer, cupcakes, and money from my parents and both of my grandmas (who I always tell them they don’t need to give me any money but they continue to do so anyway).

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The best gift I got for my birthday was all of the phone calls and texts and happy birthday voice mails from all of my loved ones.  I am one lucky girl!

Be back tomorrow,

Ang

Three things I want this April 2014!

This whole “not spending money thing to get out of debt” really sucks sometimes, especially with so much cute eye candy on the internet.  Here are three things I have my eye on this month:

1.  A bawdy bookmark!

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http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/fave-finds-funny-gift-ideas/

2.  Some Walking Dead swag!

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http://www.bigtimeteez.com/

3.  A Birchbox subscription!

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http://www.birchbox.com/

Oh well, a gal can dream!!

I did want to give you an update on one of my “three things I want this January 2014” post (https://frugoal.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/three-things-i-want-this-january-2014/)

My awesome brother-in-law Tim surprised me with Cards Against Humanity!!!

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Thanks for being awesome Tim!

P.S.  To all of you ladies out there looking for love, Tim is single and very much ready to mingle.

Thanks for stopping by guys,

Now off to go have a very frugal Saturday!

Ang

 

 

A Couch With A View

ImageI am really NOT holding up on my promises to blog more, and I am sorry.  This household has been plagued with illness for the last two weeks.  First P got hit with the flu, then he had a nasty toothache which turned into two root canals and a wisdom tooth being pulled.  I was playing nurse for P for a week (and trust me it wasn’t the fun kind of playing “nurse” *wink*) when I then got hit with the worst sore throat followed by an even worse cold…ugh.  So with all of the aforementioned excuses, I just have not been writing, nor have I really had much to write about.  The majority of time spent by me (especially this week) has been spent in bed (again, not the fun kind of time in bed *wink*) or on the couch watching a crap ton of television.

I have come to one conclusion spending so much time on my back lately (for the last time, NOT the fun kind of time on my back *double wink*):  Daytime TV is AWFUL!!!  I channel surfed for a majority of my time.  Side note:  Does anyone know how many calories this kind of surfing burns?

A quick recap of my time spent vegging out:

There are so many shows that just focus on the foolish and the ignorant.  It is astonishing to me how many women don’t know who their “baby daddy” is.

Then there are channels like HGTV and the Food Network which make me feel like an inferior housewife who can’t decorate or cook.

Don’t even get me started on the History Channel.  Or rather, the “History” Channel (yep, that’s right I just pulled out the old writer’s trick of bitchy air quotes).  My attention must have been elsewhere in my history classes when all of the lessons regarding men wielding axes and people living in swamps were taught.

Lastly, this girl loves her Bravo but even this channel is lackluster during the daytime.  An example, the movie “Crossroads” was on yesterday.  THE “Crossroads” with Britney Spears in it.  Double Ugh.

So instead of watching television all week, which I thought would be fun, I slept (which was actually pretty fun). Tried to do a couple of chores around the house but got super tired and promptly slept some more.

Other random notes that I will likely tweet later to my 15 followers:

Had a dream about getting some amazing deals at an unadvertised Victoria’s Secret clearance sale.  Not sure what this type of dream means.

My guesses:

A)  I am officially old.

B) Fantasizing about a good deal.

C)  In desperate need of new underwear.

D)  All of the above.

If you have Netflix instant streaming I highly recommend the documentary “The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story Of An Incredible Deception”.  I don’t want to give anything away but I was fascinated by this story.

Your house really does pay you to clean.  Feeling better today so decided to do some spring cleaning and I am now $0.30 richer.  Truly feel like a baller…or maybe a shot caller?  Haven’t decided yet.

Happy Wife = Happy Life Tip of the Day:  Husbands, if you tell your wives “You look so beautiful”, just end the statement there.  Don’t say “You look so beautiful.  The light is hitting you just right”.  I’m not going to name any names, or initials, but a certain someone said that to this blogger recently, and let’s just say the light wasn’t the only thing that was “hitting” just right.

Yowzas!  That was a very random blog, but at least I blogged!

Thanks again for reading and feel free to comment below or hit me up on twitter.

Ang

Lessons Learned From A Half-Assed Blogger

This Saturday morning I came to a very simple realization:

I have been doing this blog half-assed.

In order to make this blog a true success I need to lead the charge with my full ass.  After all, what you get out of any aspect of your life is what you put into it.  Sure there are people out there who are given things, but I am not one of them (and I am sure you are not one either).

So here are my Saturday morning musings on making this blog better:

  • Start taking notes from the blogs that I love to read each week.
  • Incorporate more pics to make for a more aesthetically pleasing blog post.
  • WRITE MORE!  With a full-time job it is hard to get off my butt so I can walk into my office and go get on my butt in front of the computer and write.  There are a million thoughts running through this ten pound head of mine, so this is a fantastic forum to get these thoughts out of my head and into internetland. That’s it!  I just talked to myself into making a blogging schedule:  From now on I am writing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Remember when Saturday mornings were all about watching cartoons versus beating yourself up about your blog?!  I miss those days…and Looney Tunes.

Do any of my fellow full-assed bloggers have tips for this gal?  Please share them in the comments below!

Happy Saturday morning all! Off to go find some cartoons on TV.

Thanks for reading,

Ang

Three things I want this January 2014!

If you are one of my regular and faithful readers, you know that this girl is on a very strict budget for 2014.  If you are new to this blog…well howdy…and just to let you know:  I am on a very strict budget for 2014.  With that being stated, a girl can still look and romanticize about a few items she would buy if she weren’t on that strict aforementioned budget.  Here are three things I WANT this month.

1. A crazy cat lady shirt.

I want this shirt!  Who doesn’t love a shirt that is hilariously quirky?  Not to mention a conversation starter with other lovers of felines.

http://www.lookhuman.com/design/29519-cat-hair-is-lonely-people-glitter

2.  Sad Keanu action figure.

This just makes me happy.  What began as a paparazzi photo of Mr. Reeves in a thoughtful moment at the park has turned into an action figure.  His action figure does such diverse things like sitting in your car and sitting on your kitchen table and even sitting on your desk.  Maybe someday I can splurge on a sad Keanu of my very own.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/364717/1a5bb536cacb80d38bffa0efe23dd2bf

3.  An inappropriately delicious game!

Special thanks to my brother Mike and his lovely girlfriend Emily for bringing this game to the table (literally) for Christmas Eve festivities.  The best way to describe this game is that it is a very dirty and perverted version of Apples to Apples.  Our family had so much fun being dirty that we went through all of the cards in one sitting.  Highly recommend it to anyone out there who has no issue sinning and then laughing about it.

http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/

Those are my three things that I want this month (but I am not allowing myself to buy).  I did provide the links if any of you are interested in getting them for yourself or someone else.  Maybe a blogger who has a birthday in a few months.  Just sayin.

Thanks for reading!

A cat T-shirtless, sad Keanuless, and cards against humanityless Ang

The Twelve Dollars Of Christmas: Twelfth Day

The last day of Christmas has arrived!  Here are the results:

P’s Gift To Me:

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My Gift To P:

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So many good scents!  This has been such a fun Christmas for both of us, and can I just make one proclamation?  This is the first Christmas in our 5 years of marriage that we have not put a single cent onto a credit card!!

See you next year!

Ang

The Twelve Dollars Of Christmas: Ninth Day

Having so much fun exchanging dollar store gifts with P for the 12 days of Christmas!  Hope all of you are enjoying the Christmas season as well.  Ninth day results are in:

My gift to P:

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Dress socks!  Excuse the blurriness of the photo and the messy background.  Took this photo around 5 A.M. in the midst of wrapping Christmas presents.

P’s gift to me:

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A scratch off ticket!  Didn’t win anything, but it was fun while it lasted!

Thanks for reading!

Ang