Pier One $10 off $10 Purchase Coupon

Jul 25, 2011

Click here to print a $10 of a $10 purchase coupon for Pier One.

Good from today until Wed (7/27).

One per customer!

Magazines and Manipulation

Jul 8, 2011

I was on my way to work this past Wednesday, when I stopped at our mailbox to grab the mail.  As soon as I got back in the car, my boys started asking to look at any magazines that had arrived.  I handed the Lillian Vernon catalogue to my three year old, Maclain.  A quick glance at my mail stack, though, showed me there wasn’t anything else of interest to hand to his older brother, Bennett.

“I want a magazine, too!” he whined.
What to do? What to do?  There wasn’t even a grocery flier in the pile.

And then I noticed an engineering course catalogue which had arrived for my husband.  I knew it wouldn’t be of much interest to Bennett, but it was all I had.  Perhaps just handing him something would buy me a few minutes in the whine-free zone.
“Here,” I said, as I passed back the book.
I counted to five, waiting for the complaining to begin when he saw the catalogue contained nothing but text.
Silence.
“I can’t believe that satisfied him,” I thought.
And then, suddenly, I heard Bennett exclaim, excitedly, “Look at all these toys!”
Huh?
I glanced back at him.  Did I actually hand him a magazine with photos of toys?

Nope.  Just the plain, black engineering book with course descriptions.
“Look at this ball!” he said. “Wow! A transformer!”

I glanced back again. Had he lost his mind?
And then I realized his plan.
His devious, manipulative (yet incredibly creative and ingenious) plan.
“I want that magazine!” his brother cried out.

“Okay,” Bennett said, coyly.  “But if I give you my magazine, you have to give me yours.”
“Here,” Maclain said, as he handed over his book.

And, as my mouth hung open in sheer shock at the deceitfulness of my four year old, the boys swapped magazines.

It only took a moment, of course, for Maclain to realize he’d been duped.
“I no WIKE this magazine,” he cried out.

Poor Maclain.
And poor me.  If my four year old can come up with such an impressive con at his young age, I am  doomed.

I no WIKE that idea!

Dress Like a Cow Day

Jul 7, 2011


If you know me at all, you know I LOVE the day we get to dress like a cow at Chick-fil-a to get a free meal!

The kids and I always go (and, since it always occurs in July in Texas, we are always sweating as we do it!).

Lucky me, we get to dress up (and sweat!) again tomorrow - Friday, July 8.
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Click here for details.  But, basically, wear any piece of cow paraphanalia and get a free entree.  Dress up in full cow costume (and Chick-fil-a has cut-outs for you to use on their website) and you get a free MEAL (drink and fries included).

You KNOW the kids and I (and maybe some other kids I drag along with us) will be there.  Hope to see you there!

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