Holiday Cards

If you’re like me, even though Halloween is the next great big holiday that’s coming up, you’re also probably already looking into menus, gifts, decorations and cards for the major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. and honestly I don’t see how the holiday season gets here faster every single year. It’s sneaking up on me!

But anyway, to my point, one of the nifty things you could send out this year is your very own, personal, customized holiday cards from

VistaPrint is one of my all time favorite websites. I’ve been going there for years, and they always have a huge selection and amazing variety of products for you to customize for your family, business, school or church. They go above and beyond to make their web store easy to use, this I know from personal experience, and they have FREE products now and then like rubber stamps, car magnets, calendars and business cards. It’s almost silly not to go and check them out, you could have your family sitting pretty on a customized Christmas card in no time – and without breaking the bank.

I think I’m going to get my New Years cards there, I’d love to do a few sketches, scan them and see if I can’t get some adorable cards out of them. :)

Halloween Costumes

So, Jon and Don have maybe the best costumes this year that they’ve ever had – and I’m jealous! They’re double dating with their wives as Hank and Dean Venture from the Venture Brothers cartoon on Adult Swim. I so want something other than Sadako for my costume this year, but fat chance.

I’m so tired of living out in the boonies, where you can’t find a 7-11 or any Halloween Costume Stores to save your life – in fact, the closest mall is something like 140 miles away. It’s pretty much impossible to get a decent, quality Halloween costume which royally sucks because Halloween’s one of my favorite holidays.

I sort of want to try that link out, though, because until October 10, 2008 you get free shipping if you spend $60 or more at their store, plus if your costume’s wrong, doesn’t fit or you changed your mind they have a quick and easy returns policy.

I think I’m gonna go the cheap way this year and go as Sadako again, because I already have a white dress and black wig, but if I ever have the cash to buy a costume online then that’s definately where I’m going first!

Affordable a Vacation? Me?

If you’ve ever dreamt of Luxury Skiing holidays in Meribel, France, or longed for Luxury ski chalets in St Anton, Austria, then you’re likely dreaming of luxury ski deals from SuperTravel. Okay, granted I don’t and will never have enough money to go on a vacation, especially not to the likes of Courchevel, France or anywhere else in europe, but the deals over at SuperTravel actually make me wonder if I’d be able to go someday. I ride the poverty line, and I have to live hand to mouth, but does that mean a Meribel chalet is really out of my reach? It’s starting not to seem that way, and Supertravel has specialists who can arrange vacation travel for you, maybe they could help? Either way, it’s looking more and more possible. :D

Vacation Memories

I haven’t been on vacation in a super long time, mostly because of the fact that all of the money I’ve got goes right to feeding and clothing, and paying bills, etc., and I doubt I’ll go on another vacation anytime soon, but if I were there’s only one place I’d want to go, and that’s home to Los Angeles ( well, home is Anaheim, but we did live in L.A. for quite a long stretch ). The last time I was there was when my family decided to visit my sister Tina and her husband in their brand new house, and it was a blast even though we stayed in most of the time.

Of course, we hit the Southern California vacation spots: to Anaheim for Disneyland, Knotts and shopping – to San Diego for Sea World and the gorgeous Zoo, which was a highlight. Then we headed down to Tiajuana back when it was easy to leave the country for a bit just to party. But what made it memorable was it was one of the only vacations I’d ever taken where my stepsis and I had really bonded. We went out dancing ( swing dancing ), we went shopping, we just hung out, vegged and watched TV and did mini golf and all of the things that families are supposed to do but we never had in our family.

Before we left for home, we hit Vegas with Tine (without her fam) which we haven’t done in, well..ever. If you’re looking for insanely fun things to do in Las Vegas, you should definately consider the more ‘old skool’ casinos if you can find any, but if you can’t, then check out Madame Tussauds – their Jack Sparrow is scary realistic!

You can find out more about Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas and and discounted sightseeing tours over at Trusted Tours & Attractions, your source for online travel guides – actually, if you love free ( and I know you do ), you can sign up for their newsletter before June 30th of this year and you could enter to win a handheld GPS!

Sal Paradise and Me

Ahh, you don’t even know how much I want to go RVing around like Mickey Mouse, lol. Well, granted his was a trailer, but still. Laota and I are always talking about how, if we could get an RV for a decent price, we’d probably live in it but most people, I’m sure, would look into buy an RV or Motorhome for vacationing. What we’re looking for are used RVs, something that maybe has a working bathroom, but that’s not a must. Just something we can afford that we can pack our few belongings into and drive off into the sunset. Or unrise. Or something, lol. We’ll likely check out for that kind of thing, just because I like how un-complicated it is.

Going West is a dream of ours. Laota was born in Orange County, California, and I was born up by the border in Washington state, so we’re not really used to the midwest. Plus my mom was a band promotion agent for a long time, so we lived in tour busses and wagon trains of cars, from one truckstop to the next, Stucky’s after Stucky’s, and I don’t think I ever got over that. I love being on the road, I’d live halfway between Los Angeles and Vegas if I could. Sal Paradise had the right idea.

Schwan’s Time!

Ugh, I’m so tired. I was up all night, in fact it’s been about 22 hours since I last slept which isn’t too bad for me but for some reason I feel like I’m about to drop like a sack of bricks ( hehe, sack of bricks ), but being up so late was worth it because it’s Schwan’s day today! The Schwan’s guy was just here, and we got some bratwurst, some ice cream, a few frozen cheeseburgers, some corn dogs and curly fries to take us through the rest of the month since the next Schwan’s day is the 30th.

Just in time for us to buy some steaks, brats and burgers for the Fourth of July, though, so yay! There will be a detailed review on Hanamachi Lights of all of the new stuff we’re just trying for the first time, so watch for that!

Mother’s Day – Yay?

Well, I’ve done it! I’ve made it almost to another Mother’s day with actual money to spend on my mom, which isn’t easy when you make $400/mo for 15 hour days! Laota and I got my mom a gorgeous diamond necklace and earrings set and a bath set with body sprays, we have yet to get a card, though! I’m not sure how we keep doing that, we somehow always wait until the very last second to get greeting cards no matter what the occasion because we suck and we’re uber forgetful, we even went out today to look at cards and forgot about it. We came home with Pepsi, instead, lmao.