Friday, June 26, 2009

Cake Plateau: I GOT IT!!!

Mr. CB and I had the pleasure (not really but I'm trying really hard to be positive) of attending the wedding of one of his friends. We drove to St. Mary's, Georgia to be a part of the celebration. While things didn't turn out nearly how we expected, the trip was not a complete bust.

St. Mary's is approximately 30 minutes outside of Jacksonville, FL and among other things found there was none other than.......HOBBY LOBBY!!!! It worked out perfectly. I was able to get our cake plateau AND use a 40% off coupon (WHOO HOO!!!).

Invitation Envy

Upon arriving home yesterday, I was met at the mailbox with one of the most gorgeous paper creations I have ever had the pleasure of touching.

Apparently, my old major professor's son is getting married. I was completely honored to have been invited as I graduated from his laboratory 3 years ago. I must have left my mark :)

The groom is Jewish and the bride is Indian; so this will be a merging of hearts, lives and cultures. From the invitation, I'm expecting a platinum wedding...

NWR: May He Rest In Peace

Still. In. Disbelief.

I am by far not the biggest Michael Jackson fan ever, but I have grown with his music and felt the highs and lows of his career.

Upon hearing the news, I was completely DEVASTATED. Then again, I am the same person that cried miserably when his hair caught fire in the 1983 Pepsi commercial...

I sincerely hope that Mr. Jackson is able to finally experience the peace that he was never afforded in his time here on Earth.

Rest in Peace...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weekly Savings Tip: June 22, 2009

So I receive weekly emails about one of my absolute FAVORITE topics - saving money. I've decided to share those here with my readers. ENJOY!

Sizzling Summer Savings

Have some fun in the sun without worrying about your wallet. Here are some savings tips to help beat the summer heat.

• Summer Savings Tip #4 – Consider replacing your incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They use about 75% less energy and give off 75% less heat but produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs.

• Summer Savings Tip #5 – Make some shade! Awnings, blinds, drapes and glass films reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home. Install them on windows, skylights, doors and other places where the sun comes through. During the day, closing the blinds and drapes to filter sunlight will keep the room's temperature from rising.

• Summer Savings Tip #8 – On a hot, sunny day, dark-colored roofs can reach temperatures of up to 150º to 190º F, heating the living spaces below. Consider adding a reflective coating, or choosing a lighter color when it’s time
to replace the roof.

Click here for 10 Summer Savings Tips that will help you cut costs on your energy bill.

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