Micki Switzer's Photography

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Haul, Haul, Haul

First of all, I want to thank you for the warm wishes for my mother's recovery.  She came through her surgery just fine and was back home the same day.  Today she was up changing the placemats on her table, so I think she's doing pretty well....  It wasn't quite as cold today, got up into the 20's here in Wisconsin, I think it was in the 40's at home in South Carolina.  I haven't seen my husband in almost three weeks so I just want to tell him (when he reads this) that I miss him.  I'm not usually very "lovey dovey" so I think he will be in shock with my last statement. 
     Being away from home, the only form of entertainment that I have is of course, my computer and shopping.  I go out every day to scower the back aisles of the stores to see what I can find.   I have scavenged some really great deals on my trip and I made my first haul video today with my camera but as per usual there;is a problem.....I only have a compact flash card reader for my laptop and my Canon G10 uses an SD card so I can't upload it.  It was fun to make though...shaky...you will probably need dramamine to watch it. 
Today, I went to Hobby Lobby and used a coupon on my iPhone.  Yes, there is an app for that....it's called "Yowser" or "Yowzer"...it downloads coupons from certain stores that you can show the cashier and use them like paper ones.  Hobby Lobby is one of the participating stores....  I loved it...I felt so "technologically with-it".  On my haul today, I got a bunch of Christmas ornaments that I'm going to take apart to use as embellishments on cards and mini-albums.  I used my coupon for some Aidorondak alcohol inks..my total bill was only $15.00. 
     I have so many projects to do when I get home....Super Bowl Party invites for my mom and some sympathy cards (not my favorite but necessary). 
Speaking of spending money...Have you guys found any really good deals online??  Let me know...  
     I just found out that the stampTV's GinaK's retail store is near Madison, Wisconson and I plan to visit that later in the week....along with other scrapbook stores in the city....I've just about exhausted the stores in this town...gotta branch out!!
Micki

15 comments:

Joanne Gilch said...

Love the fact that you are out shopping, saving money, and finding awesome buys. Good luck in GinaK's retail store, surely you will find something in there that fits your Northern lifestyle! LOL

Gail said...

What a great idea to get the ornaments and use them as embellishments on cards!! You'll have to show what you do on SCS and your blog.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Glad your mom is doing good and is up and around :) Sounds like you have a lot to do when you do get home and it also sounds like you're having fun shopping :) Have fun at GinaK's store...now I would love to go there!

Renee

Annie said...

Micki, you go girl! You're so up-to-date with modern technology! I was just thinking of that yesterday and saying to my hubby that someone should come up with a feature to let you show coupons on your phone, he-he-he (little did I know it's available) - thanks for sharing!
And I'm so glad to hear that your mom is doing well. Surgeries are always hard on both, person who is getting a surgery and people close to them. So it's great to hear your mom is doing this good :)
Enjoy your shopping. If I find any good deals online - I'll definately share :)
Hugs!

Carrie said...

Sounds like you got some good deals. I laughed about your app for your iphone, made me think of the commercial but how cool is that app!

Gina said...

I had no idea there was an ap for that. I love my phone and it is never too far from my hand, as soon as I get off here, I will be looking for that! Great idea too to buy ornaments to used for embellishments. Stay warm!

Paper Addict said...

WOw, your photography and cards are amazing...Sending Glitter Bee love, Ronnie

Payne Holler Cards said...

so glad to hear your Mom is doing so well!!! love the coupon shopping ...and to get to go to Gina's!!! woohoooo! her new releases are available Thursday night online! Hope you get to take some pics of her store...tell her hello!!!
be safe and stay warm!

Shelly Schmidt said...

God Bless you for being there with your Mom! I am only 3 hours from Gina K's and we talk about a road trip alot....... I will look forward to seeing all of the good stuff...on cards!

JazzyH said...

Glad you are mom is doing good. Love finding deals.

Vicki said...

Micki, so glad to hear your Mom is doing well! ((Hugs)) to her! And are you taking orders? You can stop through here on your way home!!lol! Have a blast and stay warm! Blessings to you!

Mary G. said...

Glad to hear your mom is going well...and I can just imagine how much you miss your husband and being at home! I know I would!! Best of luck searching for those fabulous deals! I haven't been buying too much right now...

Kathy said...

Glad your mom is doing well. Have fun at Gina K.'s I'm envious, let us know what you get!

Anne said...

Glad you Mum's recovering well, that's good to know :).

http://shirleys2girls.com/index.html has 45% off their clear stamps as they're changing to digi, have you checked out their site yet?

Karli said...

OH I CAN'T WAIT to get my iphone next month! I'm def going to load that app right away! Thanks so much for sharing that :)