Monday, November 30, 2009 sale

Most of you know how in love I am with Well, today they have Cole Haan shoes on sale. When I say sale, I really mean SALE. I saw some shoes that were regularly 325.00, marked down to $92.00. Still a little steep for me, but they did have some really good prices. If you are not familiar with 6pm, they have a "shoe of the day" that's on sale, and they also have flat rate shipping (which is awesome!) I've heard through the grapevine that Ugg's, and Yellow box will be on sale in the next few weeks. If you like either of these brands of shoes, you may want to check out www. to see what you can find!

Monday, November 23, 2009

How we met

1. Where/how did you meet: We met at the Tap Room on Beale Street. The story is long, so I will shorten it by saying I went out with a friend of mine, and we went to meet another friend and give him a baby present (had just had a daughter). When we walked into his place of employment, Donnie was carding at the door, and gave me a hard time because I didn't want to be carded. Later I found out he didn't work there, and was helping out while the other guy was in the restroom. He ended up sitting down by my friend and I, and at first he hit on my friend...when that didn't work he moved on to me, and the rest is history! I guess 2nd place really isn't the first loser! :) He asked me out for the next night, and we've been inseparable ever since

2. How long have you known each other: Since March 20, 2004!
3. How long after you met did you start dating: The next night? I don't know how to explain it, but we loved spending time together, so whenever Donnie was home in between trips for work we would go out and spend as much time together as possible.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged: six months

5. How long was your engagement: Six and a half months (really almost seven)

6. How long have you been married: 4 years, 6 months, and 8 days (not that I keep track!)

7. What is your anniversary: May 14, 2005

8. How many people came to your wedding reception: Well, one day when I was bored I counted all the signatures in my sign in book for the wedding, and there were 189 people that signed in!

9. What kind of cake did you serve: The wedding cake as fabulous (as all Carla Beard cakes are) it was vanilla cake and white icing. The grooms cake was chocolate cake with chocolate icing and little chocolate guitars from Dinstuhls..yum!
10. Where was your wedding: At my home church, Ridgeway Baptist.

11. What did you serve for your meal: We didn't have a meal, which threw the northern people off, but we did have heavy appetizers. Chicken fingers, grilled chicken, veggies, fruit, etc. (Don't want to talk to much about the catering because it was awful...)

12. How many people were there in your bridal party: 7 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 2 ushers, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer, and 3 jr. what?? I wanted a big wedding!

13. Are you still friends with them all: Yes, though we don’t keep in touch as well as we should.

14. Did you or your spouse cry during the ceremony: Surprisingly-no.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day: Obviously saying "I do" was pretty memorable, but also the fact that I was able to involve my family in the wedding. My Uncle Bobby was the minister that married us, and to have someone that knows you that well be the one to lead you in to one of the biggest moments of your life is pretty special!

16. Any funny moments: I got married in the year of the "runaway bride." Need I say more?

17. Any big disasters: Not really. The church AC wasn't on when we got there so it was pretty warm, but nothing big!
18. Where did you go on your honeymoon: Chicago, IL. What a wonderful trip! We stayed at the Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago, in a suite, for free, for a whole week. Donnie brought me breakfast in bed every day, and then we would get ready and go tour the city. What an awesome time! Donnie also knew how much of a "country girl" he had married when we got to our suite, and he flung open the door and I kept yelling "Get Out...look how big this is....Get Out!" He just kept laughing and laughing.

19. How long were you gone: 7 days-then we came home and my parents moved me into Donnie's apartment. They left me there with all these presents, and a "strange boy." I cried and cried....ha. Donnie probably was wondering what he had done by marrying me.

20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change: I don't think I would change a thing!

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on: If you are looking at our bed, I sleep on the left. I hate being by the door!

22. What size is your bed: Queen

23. Greatest strength as a couple: Without a doubt, it has to be the fact that Donnie is my best friend. He's the first person I want to tell anything too, and the last person I want to talk to at night! We've also always had the motto "don't go to bed angry" so we always work out our differences before turning in for the night!
24. Greatest challenge as a couple: Infertility! It has been a long and winding road, and God has had to wrap His loving arms around us many times in the dark of night when the road seemed endless, cold, and with no direction.

25. Who literally pays the bills: We both do.

26. What is your song: I have no idea. We both sing praise songs all the time, and I know for a long time we thought the theme song to Shrek 2 was our song, but sadly I can't remember that anymore.

28. Describe your wedding dress: Totally me! Plain white with lots of embroidery around the top and on the train. I did not want flashy!
29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding: Spring flowers

30. Are your wedding bands engraved? No, but I keep telling Donnie I want to get his engraved, but he never takes it off!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Tea and how I'm going to coupon for Tiger tickets!

Hurry on over here to snag a FREE sample pack of Lipton Green Tea! Just click on the "Get Sample" link in the upper right hand corner. You'll even get to choose the flavor you'd like to try. (Thanks!)

Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery!
In other news....I haven't posted on here in a while, and realize I need to do a better job of keeping up with the "freebies" and writing about our life. I have another post I want to do about our trip to Knoxville where we had the worst, yet most hilarious seats possible at Neyland Stadium, both of us were sick, and we got 1/2 our Christmas shopping done. As you can was a very random trip. However, that will have to come later today, as right now I've made a decision what I want to "coupon" towards.
Many of you have been to my workshop and have heard me talk about the lady who is couponing to Disney. Here her link in case you want to see what she's doing; It's a great concept, and one I thought I might want to follow. So I've sat here thinking what do I want to coupon towards?
One thought was a cruise, and while that's not completely gone out of my head, I've come up with what I really want.....drum roll please....................Tiger Basketball Season Tickets!
Yes, you read that right, I'm couponing towards 2010-2011 Season tickets for U of M basketball. You may, or may not have heard that we have the #1 recruiting class in college basketball for next year, and with the price of tickets (and a donation) I have to figure out a way to save to be able to do this. What better way than to take my "left over" money from groceries and apply it to this? I always tell Donnie that he "lucked up" with a wife that loves sports just as much, if not more than he does! I'm the one who buys the season tickets for football in our house, and now with my savings from coupons I fully anticipate being able to buy the basketball season tickets too! When I get a chance, I'm going to have Donnie put a ticker on the side of the blog that shows how close we are to getting the tickets. When we get enough money, there will be *much rejoicing* in the Blair household (at least on my part). So, here's to getting it started.....GO TIGERS GO!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hot Deal from Glade!

Go to and get some fabulous coupons to use with the Glade promotion at Target. Once I selected which coupons I wanted and hit print, it let me hit the "back arrow" button 5 times to get a total of 5 of each of these coupons!!! Pair it with the promotion at Target to get the gift card, and the SC Johnson rebate, and this is one money making deal!

Here's a direct link to Right at Home: and one to the SC Johnson rebate deal:

If you register at, they will email you all kinds of coupons! As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free DenTek Triple Clean Floss Picks!

Hello all my coupon friends! I told you that you never know when good samples are out there to be had. This one is good when teaching your kids to floss (I worked in a Pediatric Dental Office for 7 years), but it's also not bad for those of us who forget to floss every now and then!

Go here to snag a FREE sample DenTek Triple Clean Floss Picks! Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Free Folgers Sample

Hurry on over here to snag a FREE sample of Folgers Gourmet Selections Lively Colombian coffee, courtesy of All You magazine!

Don't you just love all the free samples that are coming out lately? Going to the mailbox over the next few weeks sure will be fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew

It's back and sold out quickly last time, so hurry!
Go here to snag a FREE sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew! Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.
Today I also recieved my free sample of Rachel Ray's brand of dog food, and Saturday I received a sports bottle from Juicy Juice. If you stay on top of the give aways, you can get some really cool stuff!