Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
This post is all because of Shaunna at Perfectly Imperfect. Shaunna has done some pretty funny 25 Things posts on her blog and I think they are a terrific way to get to know the Wizard behind the curtain...errr...the person behind the blog better. In hopes this funny lady doesn't mind me riding on her creative shirt tail, I present to you,
- No, the spelling of my name is not a shout out to Anne of Green Gables.
- I had not heard of Anne of Green Gables until I started blogging.
- I remember, vividly, learning to write my name and my father telling me how to spell it.
- It is a German variation of the spelling.
- Mr. B and I met nearly 20 years ago.
- I was his boss.
- We were friends long before we became romantical.
- I just made that word up.
- I am hoping it goes viral.
- We will be married 7 years in June.
- My bestest friend and I have been besties for nearly a half century.
- I am only 29.
- Drat! No, I am way older than that. I just feel 29.
- I used to hate my birth date since it is the day after Valentine's Day.
- The choice seemed to be either a Valentine's Day card or a birthday card. Never both.
- Mr. B makes sure both days are special for me.
- Due to some events in my past I have trust issues.
- Because of this, it is hard for me to make friends.
- But, once you are my friend, it is for life sister!
- I am the worst kind of morning person.
- The kind that greets you with a song.
- I can't sing.
- This is way harder than I thought it would be.
- Mr. B is pretty much as perfect as he seems.
- I am a lucky woman ♥ ♥ ♥
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It has been such a week!
I wanted something bright and cheerful
so I used yellow as my theme.
I used a plain white tablecloth and
added yellow ribbon I purchased,
I cut the ribbon to length and then
pinned it to each side of the table.
our Gibson everyday dinnerware,
vintage silverplate flatware,
crystal goblets and
yellow sugar rimmed martini glasses
all highlighted by a
single yellow lemon.
borrowed from Mr. B,
holds a frosty adult beverage of
is centered between
two vintage crystal compotes,
all filled with cheery lemons.
is full of lemon slices and icy water.
scattered around votive candles
and candlesticks with bright yellow candles.
and to realize that, no matter
how stormy life may be some days,
we must look forward to the sunshine.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Not sure if you are aware of this but, for the past year, Walgreens has negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract to continue as part of its pharmacy provider network. The negotiations between Walgreens and Express Scripts were unsuccessful and the contract expired on Dec. 31, 2011. As a result, Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts' pharmacy provider network. This includes all Walgreens nationwide and the Duane Reed pharmacies in the New York City area.
I believe that this situation of forcing pharmacy patients to go elsewhere to use their in-network pharmacy benefits was totally unnecessary! Express Scripts' actions are causing disruption with no benefit to patients or their health plans!
Many patients, including myself, have formed a bond and a personal relationship with our local Walgreens pharmacy. The Walgreens I get my prescriptions filled at is within walking distance of our home, making it quick and convenient when either Mr. B or I is ill. When you are sick and in need of medicine, you want to go where you know you can have any questions answered by a real person, am I right?
Beyond the contract issues, this issue between Express Scripts and Walgreens is really about the value of your local pharmacy. Express Scripts wants customers to use their mail order pharmacy business instead of your community drugstore whenever possible! All I know, if I am sick and it's the middle of the night and my doctor prescribes a prescription, I need to be able to go to the pharmacy NOW, not get on the computer and place an order and hope I receive the correct medicine.
Walgreens is taking action and is offering a Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens at a discounted rate, for a limited time, to make this transition easier. You can enroll your family for only $10 a year, and an individual for $5 a year, at the current discounted rate. The family plan includes you, your spouse, dependents 22 years of age and under, and even your pets! By joining the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens you will receive discount pricing on your prescriptions. Other savings include, discounts on over 8,000 brand-name and generic medications, flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers, and diabetic supplies. You will also receive bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photo finishing services.
As always Walgreens is determined to continue to provide affordable reliable service to their customers. Among the steps Walgreens is taking to minimize the disruption is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join, during the month of January, for only $5.00, or $10.00 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and generic medications. More than 400 generic medications are available with a three month supply for less than $1.00 a week. Regular annual membership is $20.00 for an individual and $35.00 for a family.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Blogging was not something I thought I could do.
Mr. B, well, he KNEW blogging was something I could do and would actually love doing!
The man was sooo right! I have enjoyed every flippin' minute of it!
I have learned so much since then!
outside of the blogging world!
Now, it's high time I was a good hostess and showed you around the place!
I do have to thank Keren over at
Free Pretty Things For You
for the current banner surround!
What a sweetie she is!
Go visit her and tell her how much you love it!
Now, look just below that.
To June at
Bye Bye Pie
who, I swear, is the long lost sister of my good buddy Ms. K!
to Deanna at
A Little Junk in My Trunk
who reminds me what it was like to be a mom to two sons
as well as all that there is to love about Goodwill thrift stores.
They are the donut to my morning coffee!
I can't have one without the other!
the link parties I join each week.
Linking up to these parties is the best way
to get your blog out there for all the world to see!
Not to mention, finding some other pretty freakin' awesome blogs!
I've Been Featured page.
well that's the buttercream frosting on my cake!
As time has passed I noticed that
I am also open to sponsored giveaways.
I look forward to it the minute I get up each morning!
*I'd also love it if you would like to leave a comment with any constructive feedback you may have to offer.
I am always open to learning and testing new things!