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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who's the Cutest Doggie on the Block?



Oui Oui could be in the Island Packet's 2011 Calendar!!!! Dog-Lovers, Animal Enthusiasts, and Lowcountry folks, vote for Oui Oui, and you can make a contribution to an amazing fundraiser!!!!  I'm super dooper excited!!!!


The calendar itself will be a fundraiser for animal service organizations in the Lowcountry South Carolina area.  If you've got a few spare dollars, please cast your vote and contribute to a very pet friendly cause!

Care to vote online?
1. Go to : http://www2.islandpacket.com/pet_contest.php
2. Find Oui Oui (#42)
3. Enter in the number of votes:
        20 votes for $5
        40 votes for $10
        60 votes for $15, and so on….
4. Scroll up to the top of the screen and click on the red VOTE button

It's so exciting - he's already in 26th place (out of 80) and we hope to get him to the top 12 to have his own "month."    A million thanks to you for voting!!!

ciao y'all!
allyson

When Saving becomes Agony


I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.



That's the truth, you hear me?!?!?!?

So as part of the 8 Weeks of Awesome Challenge, my financial challenge is to have AT MAX 2 unplanned purchases each day.  Here are some of my well thought-out unplanned purchases that kept me within the challenge:
  • A taxi cab ride to the doctor's office.  (Hey, I was running late, and I like to have my time with the doc!)
  • Only 2 bags of pre-peeled shrimp that were on sale at Hartman's (they were $4.99!!!!  Pre-challenge, I would have stocked up on these suckers)
  • A donation to the Island Packet to vote for my dog to win a spot in the 2011 calendar (Place 20 votes for only $5!!!  Oui Oui is #42 at The Island Packet
I was used to indulging in my every whimsical purchase, but now I can only keep a running list of things my heart desires.  If it occurred to me Pre-Challenge, I'd be off to Chapters to buy $96 worth of Lonely Planet books.  NOW, I can only buy 2 things, and usually only if I need them.

I was also thinking, with the occasional "spoil myself with delightful charms" feeling that I get, I'll limit the actual purchase to once a week. On Fridays.  So far, my Wish list includes black & brown pairs of tights, a couple of white sweaters, a Mercedes 560 SL (not occasional, btw - more like once in a lifetime!), some Dave Matthews CD's, gold lip bloss, some gold hoop earrings, a big boxy coat, some cinnamon Schnapps, some flowers, and some DVD's of the Cosby Show (any season).  Can't wait for Friday to come!!!

ciao, y'all!
allyson

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