Monday, February 22, 2010

NEW winner

There are email issues so I am selecting a new winner for the $25 Kroger gift card provided by General Mills and MyBlogSpark

# 12 - Dolphin Girl said...

WE are huge Cheerios fans at our house.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Free $$ at Kroger goes to...

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the Kroger family gift card provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

The winner of the $25 gift card is...

Christine said...

There are so many good products to list. I guess I will go with Juicy Juice though.


***Christine - your email address is bouncing back to me...please email me to receive your gift card.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OCD hits again

Last July was a good time.
One of the best in fact.
Remember that episode of the Twilight Zone where the only family on the block with a bomb shelter was being bombarded by their friends and neighbors to let them in because they didn't want to die and it turned into a whole cluster fuck and they all realized how savage they had acted when the whole thing turned out to be a drill of sorts?

This is really nothing like that.
I just really liked that episode because their bomb shelter reminds me of a stockpile pantry.
Thats all.

There isn't anything noteworthy going on this weekend unless you are as excited as I am that I am going to reorganize the stockpile storage pantry.

You say this bores you greatly?

Fine by me.

I get off doing sick shit like reorganizing closets and pantries.
I have some fundamental defect that allows me to stare at empty shelves and see fun putting jars of spaghetti sauce in rows.
And I would even spin this into a business if I could...I would come to your house and organize the fuck outta your closets, your garage and your dressers.
I used to go over to my moms house and clean out her freezer/fridge and her pantry because they were so nasty to look at that I just couldnt take it anymore. Wasnt my house and she didnt mind the clutter.
But I had to do it, like some twisted OCD ritual.
And it totally helps that I rock at it too.

If people think I am weird or just plain bat shit crazy because I like to have a plethora of food in the house as a fail safe then I guess I wont be inviting them over to dinner when the nukes drop and the only person on the block with enough food to last through the radiation stage where we all grow tails in the middle of our backs and our toes fall off is me...then fine.
Wont make me lose sleep at night.
Mostly because I think the radiation would make us nocturnal.
Which would be SO much better for most women...we wouldnt have to wear as much makeup because almost everyone looks sultry in the moonlight.

And who doesnt want to look sultry with no toes and a tail while eating spaghetti, ice cream and cereal at 4am?

Read the original post in its entirety HERE.

snow days

We had a large snow storm hit Ohio last week that you may have heard about.

Since most people around here still flip out at the prospect of a few inches of snow the University closed early on Tuesday and I took Wednesday off of work we had time to play in the snow!

Jeff, Carah and Brady posing for a Kessler family shot.
Carah is holding a snowball maker.
It is the lazy persons way to make a perfect snowball.
We have two.

Me and my trusty snowball maker.

Playing on the swing set in their snow suits was the highlight of the afternoon.

We took a break from the snow and Brady decided to catch snowflakes on his tongue. After I pointed out that he was inside and that snowflakes fell outside the house he swiftly put me in my place by telling me that he was doing it anyways.

My favorite shot of Brady...he is attempting to sneak up on me and fire that snowball at me.
I totally spotted him.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Earn $$ for your school and a Kroger gift card for you

The simple act of cutting out part of a label can earn money for your school!
Box Tops for Education has raised over $300 million and they arent stopping there.
Many of the items you have in your house has boxtops available to cut out and turn into your child's school.

As I stated here the Kroger family of stores is giving you the chance to earn even more bonus Box Tops. By just scanning your Kroger card after you register at you can earn Bonus Box Tops on the items you are already buying for your family.

And thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark I have one $25 gift card to the Kroger family of stores to give away!
Want to win?

1. (mandatory) Leave a comment telling me your favorite Box Tops for Education product

2. Bonus Entry - Become a fan of There Are Two Sides To Every Schwartz on Facebook then come back here and leave a comment letting me know you are a fan

3. Bonus entry - Subscribe to There are two sides to every Schwartz, then let me know.

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 19 to be eligible. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to email notification or check and respond to the post with the winners name published or another winner will be chosen.

**all information including the gift card giveaway, box tops and general mills were provided by General Mills and My Blog Spark, I also received a gift card for the Kroger family of stores**

Monday, February 8, 2010

If I had a dime for every time I...

Before I became a part time step mom I never gave an extensive amount of thought to the educational system in town.We always receive the highest state of Ohio rating and I am a product of the school system so it must be doing something right!
Now that I do have a mini-adult in the school system I am finding more and more ways that even part time parents like me can help make a difference in our schools...$.10 at a time.

It´s hard to believe that the simple act of clipping Box Top coupons has raised over $300 million for our kids´ schools. Now you can earn even more money for the school of your choice because from now through March 18, the Kroger Family of Stores is giving you the chance to get even more Bonus Box Tops.

All you have to do is register at and select the personalized offers that you would like to receive.

Once you register, you will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up! You will also receive custom offers for bonus box tops for purchasing participating General Mills products. The offers you select will then load onto your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed once you purchase the items. The great part is there´s no clipping! The Bonus Box Tops will automatically go straight to your chosen school. Just remember to scan your card when purchasing the participating items.

Here are the details of the offer:

  • Get 3,4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating General Mills Cereals
Participating cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, , Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Trix, Reese´s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Fruity Cheerios, Dora the Explorer, Honey Kix, and all varieties of Cascadian Farm
  • Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Yoplait Kid products
Participating products include Yoplait Kids Yogurt Drink, Yoplait Go-GURT, Yoplait Kids Lowfat Yogurt, and Yoplait Trix Lowfat Yogurt
  • Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Pillsbury products
Participating products include 8 ct. packages of all varieties of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Flaky Twists, and Pillsbury Sweet Rolls

**All of the information and boxtop giveaway were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark**

Friday, February 5, 2010

A pirate seemed like a cool job as a kid but I never was allowed to cap my teeth gold. Naturally it took away from the overall effect.


Not time for changes just yet.

Quality changes take money time.

And lovely drunken binges to come up with neat-o fonts and buttons and links.

Creativity is something that I have.

In spurts.
Link bad gas from eating too much cabbage and nervous facial ticks.

Plus most people don't take sound advice or ideas from a kid with an eye patch.
That is what most kids remembered me for in elementary school.
Not my sense of humor...shortness of stature...or even my ability to entertain a crowd of girl scouts by eating oatmeal cream pies whole at the age of 5.

My pink plastic glasses with hearts in the corners (it was 1986) and my eye patch were classy in the era of the cabbage patch kid, teddy ruxpin and Jem and the Holograms (not to mention Saturday morning cartoons in general which absolutely rocked...not like the shit they put on tv today).
Luckily my mom thought I was cool.

And she had enough brains to never take any pictures of this awkward time b/c I would have to cut her right index finger off or something.

Second thought.
I would have to hire someone for finger cutting...there is bone to be cut through and I don't know if I have the stomach for that.

I think that may be something that would cause me to lose my bowels.
Again, much like cabbage I guess.

Either way I am headed forward...balls out kinda style.

I am sure it will resemble Tara Reid flashing everyone her boob at PDiddy's birthday.

All *surprise* with jazz hands to make it a bit more exciting.