Saturday, January 15, 2011

A diversion or two

Diversion #1:
Things have been a little heavy around here lately and our baby will be leaving in a couple of days. 
That's all the excuse I need to show you some more baby Elsie pictures.
So here you go.

She's never so happy as when she's naked.
It has been my job to collect her, all slippery and rosy and contented, from the shower every morning.
Which goes just fine until I attempt the first item of clothing, then all hell breaks loose.
She may look angelic, but the babe is a tyrant.

An adorable tyrant...

...who is just about ready to sit unassisted...

...and loves to look at books with her cousin.

Diversion #2:
Do you see the new button on my sidebar? Hip2Save? If you click on it, you will go to freebie heaven. They post so many freebies and good deals every day that I have trouble keeping up with them. You will find free samples, guides to deals at chain stores, giveaways, smashingly good buys on all kinds of online purchases, and links to good coupons. 
For example, yesterday, I signed up for a year of Bon Appetit magazine for Sam for only $3.99. And today, Annie went to Office Depot whilst on her travels and got me 5,000 sheets of printer paper that will end up costing only $5.97.

The other site I am recommending lately is the Screaming Penny. You can sign up for daily emails and find all the best online deals right at your fingertips. It's a great way to find gifts and household items. This week, I bought two pairs of Crocs for $6.97 each with free shipping. I also ordered three dress shirts (regularly around $50 each) for Jeff from Macy's for $10 each.

Perusing these sites takes a little effort, but is worth it if you can be discerning about your purchases.
I may never set foot in a mall again.

That's about all the energy I can muster for this soggy Saturday.


  1. Every post needs a little Elsie in it!
    Thanks for passing on those sites too - I'm going to check them out.

  2. She is such a doll Sue. I am jealous of the hair!!