Real Weird Blog
A fun blog about real life and the real weird things we encounter.

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Oh Hey!

Oh hey, Blog land! Long time no see. :( I have been super busy adjusting to my new internship and schedule and getting ready for our 6 month realignment. Which means ANOTHER new schedule. Oh man. I know, excuses, excuses. I hope to be back to our normal awesome blogging good time buy the end of March. Oh how I hope that happens much sooner. Anyway thanks for sticking around through the lack of awesome. Wait you are sticking around aren't you? Was there anyone even here to begin with?

Any who, leave me a comment letting me know a topic you would like me to touch base on or maybe a topic you NEVER want me to talk about or just say HAY!

PS: As you can see, what I have really been doing is dying my hair. JK

Biotrue Giveaway

I normally don't share these instant win games because there are so many and most times I never win. This is the second time I have won something from Biotrue. Anyway follow the link and vote and then spin the wheel to see if you win! Good luck, Have fun and be sure to come back and let us know if you win!

Mailbox Monday 2/17/2013

Wahoo! This was an awesome freebie week. Well I guess any week where I get something FREE is awesome! Right? My apologies for the crappy pictures not sure what is going on with that. Anyway here is what I got this week. My business cards and I must tell you these are VERY nice. I have previously received cards from Vista Print and these are way better. The ones at Vista Print seem like they are printed on a thinner card stock. These from are thick and look very nice.

I also got ANOTHER BzzKit from BzzAgent! This one is for the new NESCAFE Memento coffee. I LOVE coffee and this seems delicious. Can't wait to try and trust me I am sure I will be back to tell you all about it!

Zoey received her FREE circus ticket from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. I was supper excited about this because she LOVES the circus. We are actually going on Thursday! I have already purchased our tickets so this arrived a little too late. BUT the great thing about the FREE circus ticket is that it can be used at any time! There is no expiration date. You just have to make sure you request before your child turns 12 months. It is a part of their Baby's First Circus Program. How cool is that?

A local gas station sent me some coupons for FREE items. They included a FREE carwash, fountain drink, coffee, and hot dog!

Toddler's Drinking Habits

I wasn't sure if I should post this. I wasn't sure if anyone else had a similar issue, nor was I sure that my silly resolution would work for anyone else.

Here was the issue. Anytime I would drink anything (not alcohol) my daughter would want to drink some as well. I don't really allow her to have all of the bad things I drink (coffee, soda, sweet tea...) unless there is nothing else around. Problem was once she started drinking something, she wouldn't stop. I would have to pull the straw out of her mouth, which got messy sometimes.

Since this kid is obsessed with numbers (how awesome!) I thought I would incorporate that. Now, when she is in need of that quick sip in between a meal, I will let her have a drink and I will count out loud until i reach 3 or 4 or 5 depending on what number we agreed upon. She knows once we get to that number it is time for her to stop. This has made things so much better. No more mess or fussing because she cannot have anymore of a certain drink.

Do you have anything similar that works for you?

Mailbox Monday! 2/11/2013

Time for another Mailbox Monday! I apologize I have not been keeping great track this week. This was however and a pretty good freebie week. As you can see from above I got a sample pack from Emergen-C which included a coupon too! My daughters birthday is March 18 so Toys R Us sent us a $5 off a $25 purchase. Kroger sent me a nice group of coupons. Which included 2 FREE items coupons and several other awesome coupons for things I use. I also got another BzzAgent kit for Kroger Carbmaster products. I can take a picture though because I lost that shit. :( I think it might be in the car. I HOPE!!

In addition to those freebies I also received 2 checks this week. I received a $28.88 check from Ebates and a $35.85 check from ShopAtHome. If you are not familiar with these sites, you should be! They are awesome. I get check likes these every few months for things I would already be purchasing. Basically before I purchase anything online I check these sites to see who is offering more cash back for a certain store. I also check since they now have a standard payout option instead of just paying toward a student loan or 529. Upromise is great because they always offer 5% for any participating retailer.

I would love to see what I may have missed out on this week. Link up in the Mailbox Monday Linky below or leave a comment with what you got this week!!

Weird Wednesday: Eye Bombing!

Have you ever heard of yarn bombing? How about eye bombing? Well, this shit is hilarious  Basically all you do is stick a pair of googly eyes to something. It's creepy, it's awesome! I think I am going to start some eye bombing of my own.

Imagine walking around a store and seeing this.

Another Thomas Deal!

If you don't know, my daughter LOVES Thomas the Train. I am always on the look out for Thomas the Train deals. I recently came across this deal on You can get this cute little Thomas the Tank Engine Christmas Delivery set for only $17.99!

You can also use ShopatHome for 4% cash back, Ebates for 6% cash back or Upromise for 5% cash back

Mailbox Monday! 2/03/2013

This week I got a cute little "i know" bracelet and a 10% off Lowes coupon!

This week I also got my newest BzzAgent kit! This kit included one of the NEW Schick Hydro Silk razors with 1 refill and 8 $5 off coupons to pass out! At least 1 will be included in my giveaway. I really wanted to include a before and after photo for this one. It would have been just too embarrassing.  Not to worry thought the 2 giant hairy caterpillars hiding in my pants legs are gone! Whew! (TMI?) I will say this razor is awesome. I HATE shaving because I ALWAYS get razor burn which is horrible. With this razor I did get razor burn but it only lasted for one day which is certainly a step above the norm. I only cut myself once which is also a step above the norm! I chalk that up to the razor too because I shave like a mad man. I mean I have to. That is the only way to get rid of the giant caterpillars. lol

10 FREE Business Cards

Wahoo! Right now over at you can score 10 FREE business cards and FREE shipping!  :) You don't even have to provide your CC info. I just order 10 for the site. You can use business cards for so much more than just a business card. You can use them for gift tags, valentines coupons, etc.  If you have any other ideas share them in the comments.

 I loved a lot of the cute designs on the site. The only thing i did not like about the site was that text customization options were very slim. If you can design your own card you can upload and print it for FREE! I didn't really feel like doing that so I went with a simple text design.

Thanks Hip2Save for the heads up.

We Have a Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered my very first giveaway! It was a huge success and I cannot to wait to have some more. You can check out my current giveaways and enter them too!

Anyway onto the good stuff, Elise won! I have emailed the winner and they have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be choosen. 

Sun Sunday: Day of Remembrance

So, I totally forgot to do a Sun Sunday post last week. :( This week I decided to post about the men and women who have lost their lives while having one of the coolest jobs ever. This last week has included several anniversaries related to these horrible tragedies. 

Apollo 1 crew: Guss Grisom, Edward White II, and Roger Chaffee Visit NASA's site to view their story.

Challenger Crew: Dick Scobee, Micheal Smith, Judith Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa Corrigan Visit NASA's site to read their story.

Columbia Crew: Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Ilan Ramon, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, and Laurel Blair Sauton Clark You can read their story on NASA's site.

I got this tattoo in 2009. Late in 2009 is when it was decided that maned space exploration was no longer needed. NASA was behind schedule for a planned 2020 return to the moon and it was becoming too costly.  The one below is of a random planet with rings like Saturn. Once my sleeve is finished the background will look like space. I can't wait to get it done.