Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Five Favorites



Time for another Five Favorites!

1.

This little blog of mine.  Is that totally narcissistic and vain to list my blog as one of my favorites??  Well it is, not that I think my blog is all that great or anything, it's definitely not. No, but because I enjoy blogging and writing so much...I never really knew how much I enjoyed it, until I started doing it.    So, even though this blog is definitely not one of the great blogs of the internet, it is MINE, and the place where I can ramble on about whatever I want, and oddly enough, (a few) people actually read it.  Plus, I've made new friends through blogging, so that's always fun as well.

2.

Rewards Points.  Our credit card gives us reward points for every purchase.  I know a lot of people are all into the "cash-only" system, but I love our credit card, because it gives us reward points. We put basically every purchase on it, (gas, groceries, auto insurance, etc.).  I always, always, always pay it off IN FULL every month, so we never carry a balance and never have to pay interest, but we still get reward points.  It's win-win.   Last year, I got this (except mine is green).

photo from Amazon.com


.  This year, I just got this!  

photo from Amazon.com


Can't wait until we get it.   Our current camera is old and unreliable and eats batteries like you wouldn't believe.  So excited to upgrade slightly...and now you can all look forward to even more boring pictures of my kids. 

3. 

And, speaking of reward points, Ben used reward points he got from Lexis Nexis and West Law to get me a food processor.  Wasn't that swell of him?  And, we also got a $100 Amazon Gift card.  Yippee., 

4.


If you don't search using swagbucks...well you are just crazy.  I installed the toolbar on my browser, and every time I type in some inane search like 

How to remove turmeric stains from counter-tops?

or
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is (insert common symptom here) a sign of cancer of (insert random body part here)?

or 

How to roast a turkey in under an hour?

or

babies with lumps under their nipples 

(apparently that's normal and not a sign of some terrible disease as I was sure it was)

I get swagbucks and every month or so, I have enough to redeem for a $5 Amazon gift card.  Cool..huh?

If you're not signed up already..go sign up now!

5.

And, just because, I can't possibly have a Five Favorites post, without mentioning food...my absolute, favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite breakfast which I had on Mother's Day.

Not by bagel..mine was gluten-free.and didn't stand a chance with the camera.  This photo is by  Simon Law
Bagels with cream cheese, and lox and lettuce, and tomato and onion!

Food heaven!


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5 comments:

  1. Never had lox, and I don't think I will ;)

    I'm glad for your blog too!

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  2. I like your blog too, especially because I know you in real life!

    Mmmm...you just reminded me of one of my favorite breakfasts (same as you). I must go to the store now and get the ingredients.

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  3. We do the same thing with our credit card and the reward points are awesome! I also made some lox this week and it was amazing. YUM on a bagel with capers and cream cheese.

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  4. I can relate to you on number 1. There's something addicting about it and it's great to "meet" so many people who have similar values and interests!

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  5. That's my husband's favorite breakfast in the world. We shared a BIG one from a deli when were in NYC last year and it blew me away. I got over the lox quickly! :)

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