17 Jan

Thankful for these…



17 Jan

Thankful today for Happy Hour with my Kristy!


17 Jan

Today I am thankful for EASY enrollment of our new Life Insurance and Disability.  When I don’t understand them it’s not a good thing.  This was incredibly easy like the lady told us!


17 Jan

Thankful for light traffic and co-babysitters that cover my shift at Jazz to the Cise!

When in doubt…tweet about it!

14 Jan

So for Christmas my mother wanted a new set of dishes.  I ordered a nice set off Macys.com.  Who doesn’t love online shopping?  I got a great deal due to some sale going on (don’t they always have a sale?) and the dishes showed up within the week.  Except it was missing 4 bowls…but the packing slip didn’t reflect that.  It said everything had been shipped.  I should have known from there it wasn’t going to be good.  I promptly emailed customer service (like the sheet said) and they emailed back saying they would have the bowls shipped asap.  3 days later there was a box at my front door.  I was thrilled my shopping for mother was almost complete.  Except…there was only 1 bowl.  UGH..so I emailed customer service again.  Kindly explaining that there must have been a mistake and I was still in need for 3 more bowls.  It was getting closer to Christmas now.  They informed me to call them at my earliest convenience to hurry the process.  So I called and talked to a very nice gal on the phone.  (why didn’t I get this nice gal’s name??????)  She said they would send the rest of the bowls and she was very sorry.  Christmas came and went and no bowls.  So I waited a few more days because you know…holiday rush and all…(and I HATE confrontation of any sort.)  Still no bowls.  I emailed again and there was actually an option to click on a form that said, “missing something from the order”.  2 days later an “EZ Exchange” giftcard showed up in the mail for what I assume was the bowls, but there was no explanation.  I WAS DONE!  There was a reason I ordered online…1) to avoid the mall because I am not a fan…I haven’t been since the 8th grade 2) to avoid the other crazy shoppers…why not order online and it ships for free?  Why would I waste gas?  So then I realize the giftcard isn’t even for half of what they were worth full price and I sure as heck didn’t get them 50% off originally!  So like I said, “I was done and it wasn’t worth my time.”  I ran to the mall picked up my three bowls and I was done.  Then I got more mad thinking about it so I tweeted them.  I have heard that’s the best way to get customer service nowadays…TECHNOLOGY!  Within about 2 hours I had a reply asking to email them (at a different address than the customer service one was) and with 15 hours I had 3 bowls being shipped to me and could keep the “eZ Exchange card” for all the hassle.  CHA-CHING!  Thank you.  And that my friends is customer service.  I made sure to tweet them a nice tweet too =)

They sent the “1” bowl in a GIGANTIC box!  I actually was convinced until I picked up the box that they had sent the whole set again!



14 Jan

This Sunday I am thankful for lazy Sundays…I went to lunch with a friend and ran to the mall for something I have been needing and then came home to resume my laziness!

Camden turned 1!!!

13 Jan

My cousin Kristin and her husband Brett threw their son’s first birthday last night!  Her house is super teeny and it was a packed one!  With only immediate family…and me and hubs!  I made the decor I couldn’t miss this one!  She did an AWESOME job with her decor!

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Here’s one of the tables.  The cupcakes are made by “Miss Mallory Bakes”  (a good friend of mine) and they are AMAZEBALLS!  The wagon cupcake toppers were made by yours truly.

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The highchair. She ordered the bib off Etsy.  She made the green on his tray and I made the banner.Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.02.34 AM

A picture display of his first yearScreen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.02.48 AM

Monthly tags Newborn-12 monthsScreen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.02.57 AM

He’s ONE!!!Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.03.08 AM

Happy Birthday banner made by me again.

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The birthday guest book.  The sign on the wall says…

Wait, stop here you see!  And write a very special message to me!
A birthday wish or just say hi, to your very favorite one year old guy!


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The other table.  So cute!

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The darling birthday boy and his mama cheesin for the camera!Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.04.03 AM

I’m ready to get this party started!

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“Uuuuhhhh the other kids get pizza and I get this???”

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The littles sneakin around.Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.06.10 AM

“Get in my belly!”  His feet were going 90 miles an hour.Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.06.33 AMScreen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.06.43 AM

“Hmmm..not too bad!”Screen shot 2013-01-13 at 11.06.55 AM


Great party Kristin and Brett!  Can’t wait to watch that darling boy grow up! Love you guys!