1,000 Mile Journey – Our days are numbered…FINALLY

Well, here we go.  After a couple of months of plotting and planning and a hundred of resumes later, we are finally making the big move to New York.  No we are not moving to the city, that’s just crazy.  But, believe me we will be visiting there often.

So the point of this series is to chronicle our move.  Partially so that I remember everything that happened while we were moving for scrapbook purposes.  Also, to show that as long as you are organized it doesn’t matter how far you are moving or the fact that you have to do it in about two weeks.  🙂

The Agenda:

  • Find a job – CHECK
  • Find somewhere to live – well…waiting until after the holiday weekend to see if we got an apartment.  FINGERS CROSSED!
  • Schedule moving truck – will do once we know for sure we have a destination, but quotes have been done.
  • Start purging and figuring out what we need to pack so we can figure out the supplies
    • Organize into Move, Sell, Toss categories.  And….GO
  • Get all necessary supplies, thank goodness I work for a wholesale distributor of that kind of stuff.  Can get it way cheaper and in bulk.
  • Start Packing
  • Keep Packing
  • Yup, it never ends
  • Get the truck and start loading
  • Next afternoon – we are off.

So then while doing all of this stuff, don’t worry I will keep you updated on the progress.  There are all of the other things that I want to try to get done before we leave so then I don’t have to worry about it when we get out there and I have to start work.

Things like

  • Find a Daycare for kid
  • Pediatrician
  • Vet
  • Car insurance
  • How to get our leased car registered
  • Sell my car before we leave

I already have a written list for this, I will keep you updated on this one too.

I am always up for a good challenge.  Hoping that this will translate into some weight-loss too.  🙂  I like to forget to eat when I am in a zone.

If there are any readers out there that have any tips for long distance moves PLEASE COMMENT!!!!!   I will take all of the advice I can get!

Will send an update soon!!!!!



Samples now available on Etsy Site – WarmTidings

I have some wedding invite samples posted to my Etsy site.

Link to shop:   www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings

Included with each sample is

  • 5×7 invitation
  • 4×6 postcard double sided
  • 15% off coupon for your next order at WarmTidings

Click on the picture below to go to the listing.  Each sample is only $1.50 and I will get it out next day via USPS.

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Thanks for visiting today!!!



Free Photo book Revamped

Hi everybody so sorry that has been a while since I have been crafty.  There has been so much going on, but I have my list of things that I want to post so I should be around a lot more.  I know you are excited!!!!

So I got this free photo book from CVS and I wanted to give it to my Mother-In-Law for her birthday and well it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be  Continue reading

Robin Williams – A tribute

I know a lot of people are going to be posting stuff about the incredibly sad death of Robin Williams.  I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from movies that are part of me and part of who I have become.  Ha it actually might explain a couple of things.

Aladdin:  Robin was of course was known as the Genie but seriously how much of this do you think the Disney people actually wrote??

We will never have a friend like you!

Popeye: Sleep Tight Swee’Pea’

Always eat your spinich


Because we have been there – Thank you Mrs. Doubtfire

While these are clips from only a select few of his movies.  Robin Williams was a comedic genius and will be missed by the world.   Of all of the celebrities that have died this one is hitting me the hardest.  Maybe because this time it wasn’t an accidental drug overdose.   Somebody who brought so much joy to so many people had so many demons that he couldn’t find peace with himself on this earth.  Rest in Peace Robin.


Weekly Coupon Fun

I am really bummed that I missed out on FIVE inserts in last week’s paper.  I wasn’t as organized as I typically am so this week I am going to start a little earlier than Sunday morning when I typically leave for the store by 9:30am.

My biggest source of coupons is from Swagbucks, remember that post from yesterday?  In case you missed it here is the link <SWAGBUCKS POST>.  Yup, you get to use the coupon and then get 10 swagbucks for every coupon you redeem.  It’s like double dipping.

So I print my coupons, if I have inserts I go through those.  I plan my meals for the week and make my list then it’s off to the store I go.  Remember to make your nifty grocery list pocket to keep all of your coupons together <Grocery List Pouch> I try really hard to actually go through the store in order and try to make sure I don’t miss anything so that I don’t have to back track.   Yeah well that never works.  On top of going through a Super Target twice I then have to go to two other stores.  It takes forever for me to get all of the shopping done, but I do have almost $50 a week so that’s a huge win in my book!!!

So now it’s time to get working on my list for tomorrow.  Have a great weekend everybody!!!