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Friday, January 7, 2011

Show and Tell's freezing here. Yesterday Central Ohio was hit with a snowstorm just in time for rush hour. It took me an hour and a half to get home. Humbug! We didn't end up with a lot of accumulation, but boy did it make a mess of the roads.

I drug my backside and Bosco out of bed early this morning so I could get on the road earlier. Bosco was not happy. He grumbled when I picked him up. He and I are not morning people. To placate him, I promised we would sleep in and cuddle in the morning. The sacrifices I make for this little fur-ball.

The silver lining to this cloud??? IT'S FRIDAY! Woo-hoo! Do you have fabulous plans for the weekend? I briefly considered a day trip to Cincinnati to visit Ikea, but now I'm thinking I'll stay closer to home.


Have you met Lauren at The Elephant's Trunk? I've followed her blog for some time now. She recently had a giveaway on her blog and guess what...I won! She offers many different designs of wine corks in her Etsy store, V8 Ambition. I won this one!

I love the detail of the design on this cork.


Look at what came today!

A month supply of Popchips!

I won this nutritional delight at Budget Savvy Diva. If saving money is one of your New Year's Resolutions or goals, and you've never visited Budget Savvy Diva, Sara posts money saving tips, leads, reviews, and coupons throughout the day. Just today, I bought a 1-year subscription to Popular Photography for $3.99.

Popchips are a delicious alternative for potato chip lovers watching their caloric intake. Popchips are popped - never baked or fried. The case includes Original, Salt & Pepper, and Sour Cream & Onion flavors. We opened a bag of each at dinner so we could taste them. Each flavor was delicious, crunchy, and satisfying. The best part? Each individual bag is only 100 calories. For those of you on the new Weight Watchers plan, it calculates to 3 PointsPlus. Not bad for an entire bag of chips. I will definitely pick these up when I want a snack.


Speaking of giveaways, there are several listed on my sidebar. The only way you can win is if you enter. Remember, you do not need to be a blogger to enter and win.

Make it a great weekend!


  1. My daughter always laughs at how Ohio handles snow (remember we are from the snow capital of US)...she also is amused at how the plows sometimes leave a snowbank down the middle of the road!!....Lucky you, cute cork...and I have never heard of those chips, the salt and pepper are right up my alley!! happy weekend, no plans here, just being lazy!

  2. Congrats on your recent wins La-Blogland can be so much fun! A little snow today, maybe some tomorrow, but no big deal here-gotta love that:@)

  3. Congrats on all your wins and it is a great idea to stay in with that snow and cold weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I hate January. Just thought I'd throw that out there. It's too cold, and I'm sick of snow by the time the month comes around. (Do I sound like a grumpy old lady). I keep forgetting about IKEA. I bet I can talk the husband into driving down there one of these weekends. Have a good weekend!

  5. Thank you lady! I'm glad you liked the cork :) Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. Well LA, you sure are lucky ha? Good for you. How are the chips?

  7. Congrats on your wins. It is nice to get a giveaway. Very fun.

  8. Hi La-Lucky
    Wow you are starting the new year with some goodies. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner. You leave the nicest comments.

  9. Hello La,
    Congratulations for the winning of the give aways. What a delightful start in the new year. The cork is wonderful, makes every bottle to a treasure. And the popchips sound really great for their low calories and delicious taste.
    Greetings, Johanna

  10. Photos of the fur-ball all cuddled up please :-D

  11. I have never heard of those chips before. I will have to try them out. Your wine cork is wonderful! Thanks for the lead on those blogs, I will have to visit them too. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful relaxy and cozy weekend!

  12. Yep, the snow keeps coming. Friday evening was another struggle getting home. Doing nothing today but blogging.
    I have never heard of those chips. Are they potato chips, no flour?
    Don't you love a good win.

  13. Happy Birthday month, Dearie.
    I hope your special month is magical and full of wishmaking.

    love love,
    Fritzi Marie

  14. No snow up here, but it was very cold this morning when we went out. No big plans for the weekend - just de-decorating the house and getting used to the quiet now that the grandchildren have gone home.

  15. Greetings La!!!
    As you know, I am Laura, but when I was little I was Laurie and my little brother called me Laa-Laa (same as you) But now my brothers call me just Laa!!
    Thank you so much for dropping into my blog, following and leaving comments. I wish you luck with my give-away!!
    It is cold and snowy here in eastern Ontario this morning. But, you know what!!! The days are getting longer and in just four months the lilacs will be blooming!!! Hurray!!!!
    Take care. Warm hugs, Laura

  16. Hey, call me whenever you want to visit Ikea and I'll hop on down to meet ya! It takes me about a half hour to traipse on down the road to West Chester. We could do lunch and shop at the Grandin Rd./Frontgate outlet, too.

  17. You are so lucky..and you are going to feel even won the contest on my blog from Pearista! I can't find your email, but please email me at! Congrats!


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