May 14, 2010


Posted in Going Green, Uncategorized tagged , , at 10:15 am by smilinshell11

The Seattle Public Library is now checking out these Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitors to monitor power consumption for anything you might plug into an outlet.  Here is some more information from the Seattle Public Library HERE! You will probably be amazed how much electricity small appliances plugged in can use, even when not in use.

Thanks to Heather for the link! 🙂


April 28, 2010

Macy’s Friends & Family 25% Discount

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 2:27 pm by smilinshell11


Starting today (4/28) through 5/3 (Monday),  Macy’s is having their Friends and Family Discount for 25% off sale, clearance and regular prices, with exceptions listed.  To print your coupon for in-store and online purchases, plus free shipping on orders $99 over Click Here!

Of course, certain restrictions apply so be sure to read the fine print. 🙂

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Baskin-Robbins: 31 Cent Scoop Night

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 7:59 am by smilinshell11

Tonight from 5-10 pm, Baskin-Robbins locations around the country is having 31 Cent Scoop Night. You can stop by and choose up to three different scoops of ice cream and pay only 31 cents per scoop!

I would recommend calling ahead of time to make sure your store is participating in this promotion.

April 26, 2010

House Party

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 1:38 pm by smilinshell11

I’m not sure where I found out about this awesome website (I know on some blog I read some place), but I think you should check it out. 🙂 It’s called House Party. I know the first question you are probably asking is, “What in the world is a House Party?”

According to their website, a “House Party™ lets people who really love something host a special event featuring a fun, free, exclusive experience sponsored by the world’s leading brands”.

Now I’m all about parties, friends, and all of it being free!?!? Where do I sign up!?!? 🙂

Of course, one of the first parties I applied for, I ended up being selected to host. I’m not quite sure how I was selected for the “Green Works Kids Gear Swap House Party” seeing I don’t have kids, but the kit was awesome! Here is a picture of all the awesome stuff that was in the package:

According to the directions, all the clothes were supposed to be washed in the Green Works Natural Detergent and wiped down the other gear with Green Works Natural Compostable Cleaning Wipes. Then guests were supposed to bring their gently worn kids clothing, toys, or other great to swap.

Needless to say, the weekend I was planning on hosting, ended up not being an ideal weekend and things have been NUTS for the part month and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. So in honor of Earth Day, I posted that the first 10 people who contacted me on facebook, I would mail them an awesome package with free samples and coupons (which went out on Saturday).

Here is everything included:
(15) Clorox Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent Samples
(15) Clorox Green Works Natural Compostable Cleaning Wipes samples
(15) Kashi TLC cereal bar samples
(15) Handi Wipes product samples
(15) Clorox Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid coupons
(15) Kashi TLC product coupons
(15) Brita coupons
(15) Bare Naked cereal or granola coupons
(15) Horizon Milk coupons
(15) Silk Soymik coupons
(15) Lowe’s/WebMD Healthy Home Guide
(1) Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Dip Mix
(1) Nalgene bottle
(1) Sierra Club note card pack & window sticker

The awesome part is, they give you a bunch of suggestions on how to make it a “cool” party instead of everyone coming and leaving 5 minutes later with samples and coupons.

I’m super excited for future parties and hope to actually be able to host one again!

Have you ever hosted a House Party? What was your experience?

Today Only: Casting Crowns Album-“Until the Whole World Hears” MP3 Format Only $2.99

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:51 am by smilinshell11


Today only, you can get the MP3 CD of Casting Crowns album titled Until The Whole World Hears at Amazon for $2.99. That’s like buying 3 songs, getting 9 free for a total savings of $12.49!

Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!

April 24, 2010

Well well well….

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:33 pm by smilinshell11

Over the past month I’ve been trying to come up with a new theme or something for this blog and honestly, I don’t have it. 🙂  I’ve decided I’ll just start posting things that have been going on with me and maybe something will eventually come out of it. 

I promise I won’t disappear for a month again. 🙂

February 28, 2010

Rambling :)

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:08 pm by smilinshell11

I haven’t posted here since I separated this blog from my one all about the Guide Dog for the Blind puppies.  I feel like I must have a “theme” or something.  I have had a cold/sinus/allergy/chest cold thing going on about 2 weeks now which hasn’t helped.  Maybe I’ll just start posting random things I make (or attempt to make) or how much I love coupons and seeing how much I can save each time I got to the store.  Hmmm…That is all I have for now. 🙂

January 23, 2010

New Year, New Blog

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 5:10 pm by smilinshell11

At the beginning of this year, I decided to make a new blog devoted to being a puppy sitter for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  I will be using this blog more as a personal blog instead of updates for puppy-sitting.  The new address is:  I decided to switch over to Blogger because most of the blogs I read are through Blogger and it’s easier for me to upload pictures.   Feel free to continue to read this blog as it makes me feel important! 🙂 Thank you to everyone who reads my blog!

-Shelly 🙂

January 14, 2010

Changes are coming…

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:38 pm by smilinshell11

Stay tuned 🙂

December 16, 2009

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 10:49 am by smilinshell11

Simmon’s partner is on Facebook and someone from our club had sent him a message asking how he was doing.  He wrote back and this is what he had to say:

“We are doing good. Tonight we went for a nice walk. He did quite well, staying focused, and watching out for things like drivers not watching who or what is in front of them. Simmons pulled me off to the left, as someone in a truck made a U-turn in and out of the parking lot, startling me and Simmons. Thus making us veer off the sidewalk and out-of-the-way. And I am told I can’t drive! If sighted people can run people off the sidewalk why can’t I? lol Needless to say I gave him lots of praise.”

I felt really proud that Simmons is keeping him safe and doing a fantastic job. 🙂

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