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Ta Da! Our New House Is Ready For Her Close-Up

You've all been very patient waiting to see our new home. The bank admits we "fell through the cracks" (their exact words!) but now we're finally, finally going to actually build this thing.

The bank actually took so long that we have no choice but to close on our construction loan next Wednesday, because waiting until next Thursday would be outside the application window and we'd have to start over from the beginning. That said, next Tuesday would be too soon to close on the loan because the bank "can't possibly have everything ready" on their end by then.

I just have to keep reminding myself that we got a screamin' deal by going with Compass Bank.

Our house is going to look just like this (pending HOA-approval) but with a few nifty details Sexy Nerd's computer program couldn't show - yellow shutters around the big square window and a white (or possibly, definitely white...I think...) arbor above the garage door. We're goin…

Amerisleep Coupon

Amerisleep Coupon! Amerisleep Coupon! Amerisleep coupon!

(Did I mention Amerisleep coupon?)

You've read my Amerisleep reviews and know we love our Amerisleep mattress. Now, you need an Amerisleep coupon. If you order your mattress through this link, you'll save an additional $50 on top of other discounts and specials! Want to order the Amerisleep Deal of the Day? This coupon even works with that! It's the best mattress deal around.

We have the Liberty model. It's a super-firm mattress. We've slept on it almost every night for more than 4 years and it's 100% like new. I think the best compliment a customer can give is to buy the same product again. When we move to our custom dream home (which we should be breaking ground on any day now - fingers crossed!) we're planning to include 4 Amerisleep mattresses: one in the master bedroom, one in the guest bedroom, one for the office daybed, and one for the theater room bunk bed. Let's hope Amerisleep continues t…

Savory Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe

For something so simple, don't these look so fancy?
I have a fantastic recipe for you today. But first, behold the 50 calorie giant cookie...

 Giant YUM!
And only 1 measly gram of fat. Can you believe it?
Best of all, with the help of your toaster oven, these mega-cookies crisp up in less than ONE minute! Prepackaged crepes, where have you been all my life?

Of course, it couldn't be easier to fancy up a crepe. Filling them with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows before their party in the toaster oven gives you smores crepes. Blueberries and whipped cream (skip the toaster oven!) is also yummy.

But, have you ever thought to make a savory crepe?
Broccoli and Cheese for Mees, Please!
Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe Serves 4 4 Frieda's French Style Crepes (available near the berries in most produce departments)(Ralph's if you're in Southern California, you lucky duck)1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Garlic Cloves (diced)1/4 C Onion (diced)2 C Spinach1/2 C Broccoli Crowns (finely ch…


I've been updating my site (surely you noticed!) and have several new features in the works, including a 52 week series of simple, self improvement posts called "Today I Will...". Stay tuned for more!

And in the meantime, here's a peek at the new blog banner that didn't quite make the cut:

Nyah, nyah!
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