Thursday, February 16, 2012

Michelle Obama and Bo surprise the White House Tours

She's so warm and likable. I'm such a sap - I started crying as I watched her shake hands with visitors, ask them where they were from and why they were here, encouraged them to pet Bo (a Portuguese Water Dog) and repeatedly told students to be enriched and learn something. The lucky few even got a hug!

Greeting Canadians from Toronto!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker*

For the nights that I'm tired, it's nice to have something on hand that can be prepared quickly and tastes good. Often for me, that means frozen pizza. Recently I noticed a new brand, Dr. Oetker. I bought two to try them out:

Funghi: Aromatic mushrooms, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parsley, oregano
Vegetale: Tangy tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, chilies, sour cream sauce

They are 10" and can be ready in 12-14 minutes. They were good and I would get them again.

Then I was contacted by BzzAgent for a BzzCampaign on the very pizza I had already tried! How fortuitous! Turns out it's the number #1 frozen pizza in Italy. Who knew? Ristorante Pizza has been a European favorite since 1985. It arrived stateside in 2009.

I have some coupons to share. Let me know in the comments if you want one.

*I'm a BzzAgent

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fix My Blinds

Our temporary fix was no longer working. Here's the before:

Sent pictures of the broken parts to Fix My Blinds, Inc. (since the broken parts didn't look like any of the parts on the site).

They emailed me back telling me which parts to order. Parts arrived in the mail about a week later.

Installation was very easy. We were done in about 10 minutes. And now our blinds are fixed.

Cost of new blinds for 3 windows = $150
Cost of repair parts & shipping = $22.95

Total savings: $127.05