Friday, June 22, 2012

I'm a Gambler...

Guess what happened yesterday?
A customer of mine donated $100 towards Care Packages!
I can't believe that three months after I first solicited help, I am still getting new bloggers involved {Kelly and her mom just signed up}, new family and friends, AND customer donors.
It inspired me to create this little design, which I am going to turn into a button, and anyone who has sent a care package, letter or supported a soldier should totally rock it on their blog!

Perception Is Everything

Hopefully, I can get it done soon, but I have to work the next couple of days.
No matter what, I'm excited!
Well, about that AND the fact that I won two bets last night on the Heat game, which brings this seasons total to FOUR bets won. Apparently, I need to start gambling.

I didn't gamble for money, which I totally would have added to my "sanity fund", but instead I just added up my savings for the week! I bought lunch the two days I was in the motorcycle class and got some necessities from Costco (dog food, coffee and take'n bake stuffed bell peppers. Yum), but still came out on top for the week!

BWS tips button

Costco: $56
Lunch: $12
Residual: $82
Virtual Piggy Bank: $269

Heck yeah! We still have one week left, and I have already saved enough to have our lawn mowed through summer, and deal with any other odd jobs that come up!

How did y'all do this week? Did you splurge or did you save?
Don't feel bad either way, and feel free to link up any time between now and Sunday.
Plus there's always next week for the last link up...just a suggestion ;)

One more PSA for the day...Has anyone noticed this on my sidebar:


I made this little badge in the HOPES that bloggers would notice it and realize that word verification/captchas are NO BUENO. There have been many posts, tweets, and references in general dedicated to this topic and ridding the world of these evil things, but somehow...many of you still have them. A few bloggers have stopped commenting on blogs that have these, and I think I'm getting to that point.  I CANNOT read them and it is so frustrating. This is my announcement that  this is your last chance before we hunt you down and hide the body to fix your blogs. Even if you think you don't have them- check. Otherwise, if I stop'll know why. I say this all out of love.
Tough love, that is ;)

Also, Jenn's on vacation {lucky bish} and I am Guest Posting!
Go humor me.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!


Nikki said...

I hope people start turning off the word verification. So lame and annoying. I haven't stopped commenting on them yet but I'm getting there.

Alana Christine said...

Yay for care package donations!
lol. I think it's funny that you're putting your savings towards paying someone to mow the lawn. Sounds like something I would do!
And I LOVE that you made a no captcha button. hahahaha. Hilarious! I can usually read them, but they annoy the crap out of me and typically I've already left the blog before I realize my comment didn't post because I didn't enter the captcha. I don't have them do I?

Hilary said...

I am going to spread the word of No Captcha - I removed mine because you mentioned it...and now am fully aware that I hate them.

Zara said...

I am so proud of you for being a licensed biker ;-)You rock!

And I'm thinking we should go to Vegas with your streak of winnings, maybe we'll win enough to retire early.

PS You didn't send me the linky last night :-( At least it's not in my inbox :-(

Andrea D said...

Word verifications give me test anxiety haha.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mallory said...

Gahhh I haaaate captcha!!!! I'll definitely be stealing that button:)

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome about the donation! Your care package idea is so genius!
Great job on your Piggy Bank Budget!
I couldn't agree with you more on captchas, oh they drive me nuts.
Have a fantastic weekend :D

Amanda said...

I'm doing really really well not spending! I haven't shopped for me nor gotten a manicure all month :) You should be impressed!

Lesley @ my lively mind said...

have a good weekend at work, girlie!

Nicole Marie said...

I really hope that EVERY blogger will get rid of captchas.. or blogger should just get rid of it themselves!!!!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

theyre sending me my packing info this week!! so happy I can do this!!!


cynthia said...

I'll throw that button up as soon as it's ready! :) Did you ever find out if your husband got pics of my package arriving? I am slowly gathering items to send a second batch. Such an easy way to give back. Thanks for inspiring people!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, I am with you. I hate those captchas! I can't ever read them, haha!


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