Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seriously did not think this through!

Back in December we got a new car.  It was time, the other one was 10+ years and getting to the point of needing work done to keep it running and because of certain circumstances at the time we had money to get a new one.  So we looked and looked for a couple of months, but waited until the end of the year to purchase to try and get the best price possible.

Seeing as how we spend alot of time in Arizona I had said I didn't want leather interior, specifically black leather interior.  Really I didn't want black interior of ANY kind....and my own personal preference of no red car either.  The only other requirement we HAD to have was AWD for our trips back and forth between Colorado and Arizona and of course for driving in the Colorado winters.  We had narrowed the list to a Subaru Outback and a Mazda CX-9 after test drives with the Kia Sorrento coming in a distant 3rd.  I only test drove the Kia for my husband, I really wanted either the Subaru or the Mazda.  All three cars drove well and we liked them all.

Finally, we decided on the Subaru Outback, it seemed the most reasonable and practical of a car and we thought, heck we could get it fully loaded for about the same price as a base or just above base model of the Mazda....WRONG!!!  We could not believe how expensive the Subaru was turning out to be AND they didn't even have what we wanted in stock, we'd have to wait at least a month to get it!  So, we called the Mazda dealership to find out what kind of deals they had going on and that we were ready to buy NOW....never heard back from them.  (sidenote: we had been driving around all day already and this Mazda dealership was another 1/2 hr away, we did not want to drive all the way there and not walk or drive away without a new car).

After waiting about 15mins we decided we were tired and had had enough so we drove back to the Kia dealership, told them the price we wanted out the door and BAM we had a new car...fully loaded, minus the sun/moonroof.......and the new year model.  Now I went through all that whole story to get to this part.....Well, it's NOT a red's a dark cherry, so it's more purplish/maroon.......BUT, and this is a BIG but, it has black leather interior!   The only reason I considered this was because the driver side has a cooling seat function.  We've tried it out a couple times it's like sitting in wet clothes almost.  It's hard to describe, but this past December-April it has been a WONDERFUL feature.  Which brings me to real topic of this blog!

Now that the temperatures are reaching the 100's....I don't care how good of a seat chiller you leather is HOT and if you don't have seat covers yet (like me) you will burn your legs if you are wearing shorts! Go ahead, ask me how I know! LOL  Needless to say, seat covers will be on my wishlist this year for my birthday and/or Christmas.....I just hope I can survive that long!  In the meantime, there will be a towel left in my car on the driver's seat at all times.

That's my baby!  I really do love everything about the Kia Sorrento....except the black leather seats.  Now when I'm in Colorado, that won't matter.  Oh I also have seat warmers for the winter months and that IS nice!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Another free sample

So a couple of days ago, I told you about Smiley360 and the free pillow I got.  Today I want to tell you about the last mission I did.  It was to try out some lotion from a brand name company, you just didn't know who and you didn't know anything about it.

It arrived on my doorstep a couple of weeks or so ago.  A plain white bottle:

What harm could come from slathering my body with an unknown lotion....right?!?!  LOL  Actually, I felt comfortable in doing it because I knew it would be from a reputable company that was just looking for honest opinions about their product.

I have to say, I really did like the lotion, it smelled nice and didn't leave a greasy feeling like some lotions can.  I used it mostly on my feet, because let's face it, they get the most abuse on our bodies and tend to get dry and well...icky!  So I applied this "mystery" lotion every night and I have to say that it really did do a nice job.  After 2 weeks, my heels are almost back to regular skin! No more tearing the bedsheets with my dry skin...TMI??? Sorry.

Anyway after about a week of using the product I had to take a survey and give my opinion and then a week later I got this in the mail:

Turns out it was Vaseline Total Moisture.  Now it could just be my bad memory, but I didn't remember them saying I would get another tube of lotion just for trying it, so that was a wonderful, unexpected surprise!  And this time, I'm keeping it for myself and not sharing it with my son!  LOL

If you are interested and want to join Smiley360, just click this link  and get started today! I look forward to sharing more great stuff from Smiley360 in the future.  Now I know I'll have things to blog about and might actually get the hang of this! LOL  Until next time!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Smiley360...getting to try products to rate and review

Some friends turned me onto this site called Smiley360, where you get try samples of products and then rate/review the products.  You have to take a survey to see if you qualify for the mission and if you do, you accept the mission and then wait for the products to be sent to you along with instructions for completing the mission.

So far I have qualified and completed 3 different missions on 3 different products.  The very first mission I got was for a Sleep Number bed.....NO, I didn't get to try out and keep a new bed, but I was given a card to take to my local Sleep Number store for when I tried out the beds in the store.  I have to say the beds were pretty, darn comfortable and if I was in the market for a bed, I would probably be getting one.  They weren't near as expensive as my husband and I thought they would be.  Anyway, so what did I get for my troubles you ask?  A pillow, but not just any pillow, a sleep number CoolFit Foam Pillow.

It's a great pillow and I gave it to my son as he has been having trouble sleeping.  Well the first night he was out like a light and slept the whole night through for the first time in a very, long time and he's been sleeping great ever for that I say thank you Smiley360 and Sleep Number!

I'll share another mission a did recently at another time, so if you think this is something you might like sign up( it's free and you get to try all kinds of different stuff...IF you qualify that is. LOL

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Where has the time gone?!

It's been OVER a month since I last posted anything and I apologize.   I'm still trying to find my groove with this blogging thing and apparently not doing a very good job at it.   I want it to be witty, entertaining, informative....something and I guess I just felt like I have nothing to say.

But I've been reading things about blogging and they say to keep it short and simple, so that's what I'm going to try and do.  I don't need to write a novel, but I need to write something.

So today I want to tell you about Jingit.  You get paid to watch ads, not alot of ads, only about 2-3 a day, if that.  But you can get an EASY $10 or more a week doing it and it only takes about 5 mins a day.  I have easily made my weekly earning limit ($10.25) since I started not quite a month ago.

You start out being able to make $10/wk and if you can get others interested and signed up, you can earn an additional 25 cents for each one.  You do have to have a cellphone for verification purposes only.  To cash out you have to have their debit card, which only costs $2 to get, but you can earn that in one day/viewing, but you can then use that card just like any other debit/credit card.

Who wouldn't like an extra $10/wk($40/mo) for eating out, movies, whatever! So, click this link on my facebook page and signup today if you aren't already:

What are you waiting for!! :D