Thursday, July 31, 2008

Really BIG Yard Sale

Just wanted to let everyone know about a really big yard sale at the Zupi's residence Saturday August 2. Starts at 7am. 11624 W. Emmer Dr. Gladden Farms Call with any questions 744-7177

Thanks, Melissa Zupi

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I have an almost new bassinet that we used for Hailey. It looks just like the image above and has the mobile, music, several extra sheets, wheels, rocker, etc.... If anyone would like to borrow it just let me know. You can keep it for as many months as you want. I feel like it's a waste to just keep it stored away. Especially since we won't be needing it again anytime soon!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Looking for a seamstress

I am looking for someone who is great on a sewing machine and is looking for a couple projects to do! If you know of anyone please let me know.

Tangerine Farms Road

These are some aerial pictures of our new road. If you zoom in you may be able to find your house.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I was wondering if anyone knew of a fun bakery close by that has good pastries or breads?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Hi everybody! I just wanted to update information for the August Girls Night Out. We will be doing a candle sleeve and/or cards at Girls Night Out on August 5 at 6:30 p.m. We will be at the Continental Ranch Community Center. If you need directions, let me know. Kathy Officer will be teaching the class. The candle sleeve is $3.00 (this includes glass holder, candle and supplies to make the sleeve) and the cards will be $5.00 (this is a set of 3 cards which will be birthday and thank you). Please sign up by August 1 if you are interested in attending. Have a great day!!


Does anyone have any recommendations for an awesome hairdresser?? I have been living here for over two years and have not found a good hairdresser. And I don't visit Vegas often enough to go to my amazing hairdresser there :) I hope this is ok to post on here, because I need a haircut so bad!

Monday, July 21, 2008

snack tray for kids

Here is a great idea for a party, a little kid get together or whatever. Kind of fun way for them to try new foods! Plus it looks cute!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lopeman Yard Sale

I am passing on the word for Marcie that she is going to have yard sale this Friday and Sat from 7:00-1:00 at her house. Anyone that wants to bring stuff to sell is welcome and anyone that wants to come look to buy anything is welcome. She also has a bunch of little girl clothes that you can look at before she puts them out for the yard sale. Contact her at 616-6196 with any questions.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Girls Night Out

Hi everybody!! My name is Vicki Susa. I am the mother of five children (ages 8 to 16). I send out emails for a Girls Night Out group and Cherise invited me to join your blog to let you in on the group information. I would love for any of you who are not on the list, to come join us for lots of fun. Those of you who are already on the email and haven't been out for awhile, I would love to see you again.
I wanted to share our upcoming events with you. I will send more information each month, but this is so you can put it on you calendar.

August 5 at 6:30 p.m. Card making with Kathy Officer
September 2 at 6:30 p.m. Fleece blankets with Robin Bringhurst (picture above--these are different from the traditional knot tying)
October 7 at 6:30 p.m. Wood craft with Robyn Nogales
November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Layered jars

December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Christmas party at my home (this date may be changed depending on Enrichment Nights).
I look forward to seeing any of you interested in our group.


Hi Everyone- we are trying to get the Arizona Republic delivered out here so we can use the coupons foe Coupon Sense and Pinching you Pennies and whatever else people need them for - but we are getting conflicting info on whether or not they are delivered here. As of now we are being told that there is a route here but not enough people have requested the Republic to make it profitable to deliver out here - so I am trying to get a count of how many people would order the paper if it was out here and how many papers you would get- for example I would get the paper Tuesday through Sun but get 4-5 papers on Sunday. I pay about $30 a month which includes membership to coupon sense and the paper subscription. The paper subscription itself is $16 a month but that is with 4 Sunday papers. So if you are interested please let me know. Also if you are interested in coupon sense or pinching your pennies let me know as well.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ice Cream Butterfinger Pie

Butterfinger Pie
1 c crushed graham cracker
1/2 c saltine crackers
1/2 c butter
crush crackers well, melt butter and mix butter and crackers together. push into bottom of a cake pan. (9x13)

2 pkgs vanilla instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
(mix together well & set aside)

4 c cool whip
1/2 gallon ice cream (I buy the vanilla ice crm that comes in a rectangle contanier...take the container off and slice it up with a knife... this way it goes in the mixer and mixes easier and faster) Mix cool whip and ice cream

Mix pudding mixture with ice cream/cool whip mixture

6 butterfinger bars (4inside and 2 for on top)
smash with hammer
add the 4 crushed bars to the ice cream mixture and pour into pan on top of crust. sprinkle remaining butterfinger pieces on top.

Put into freezer for a couple hours. You can test it with a knife. You want it to be firm enough to cut but not solid frozen. (sometimes I put it into the freezer over night and then let it thaw for an hour before the event on the counter or in the fridge)

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Children's Place is having an end of season sale. 30 % off all non-sale items (I think) and many racks are marked down to $3.99, $2.99 and even $1.99. We stocked up on things for next summer for our kids and got a great deal.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Desert Museum

Riley has been doing the summer reading program at the library this month. He earned a child's pass to the Desert Museum, but children 5 and under are free so we will not be using it. If anyone out there is interested in it, please let me know. I'd love for someone to get to use it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Just an FYI if you're interested in couponing. If you become a member (which is free) on they have a deal with the Arizona Republic now that allows you to get up to 6 set of coupons each week. I did this in Utah and loved it! It allows you to stock up on good sales. Good way to get a food storage for cheaper. The prices for the paper range from $18/month to $27/month depending on how many extra Sunday papers you want. It might sound like a lot but I promise you will save more than this every month if you use your coupons. If you have any questions, let me know and I can help you. I am so excited they finally have this offer here in Arizona.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cute Swimsuits!

A friend of mine, (thanks justina) had this website on her blog with cute modest swimsuits. Upon browsing on their site I looked up at the top of the page and it said "Your cart is empty, how sad for you" Isn't that the truth!! There are some cute swimsuits on this site and I thought I would share :)

the website is:

Movies on Monday July 7th

Come join us with the kids to see "Happy Feet". It is showing at The Tower's Theatres on Arizona Pavillions Dr. (Southwest of Walmart) The cost is $1 for adults and kids are free!!
Meet at 9:45 so we can all sit together, show starts at 10am

Desert Deals Diva

Denae found this link and I thought it would be a good reference for deals, coupon saving, etc. I put the link on the side of the blog. This lady is here in Tucson and she posts all of her great finds and deals. Check it out! Happy Saving :)

Trinity Gymnastics

I have been taking Riley to Trinity for gymnastics for several months. I just received their fall schedule and they are taking registrations now. They have parent/tot classes for children 1-2 1/2 years and then starting at 2 1/2 they can go to class alone (my favorite part!). The classes start at $6/week and go up depending on how long class is. The younger children have 30 minute classes. They also have dance and art classes. The gym is off Shannon at Ina (right behind LA Fitness). The ladies that teach are great. Riley really enjoys going and has lots of fun. If anyone is interested in a copy of the schedule, please let me know. Their contact info is 797-8100 or