Sunday, May 31, 2009

www.couponstotroops.com is launched and a small contest to celebrate!!



As you may know, I'm a huge believer in life after expiration for coupons. As coordinator of the Oak Ridge Detachment's Marine Corps League's coupon project, you'll frequently find me boxing up thousands of dollars worth of expired (or soon to be expired) coupons to be sent to one of the eight U.S. overseas military bases that we send to.

People are always telling me how what we do with our coupon project is great, and that they have friends living in another state wondering if there's any group on their local level with a coupon project.

With that question in mind, www.couponstotroops.com was created and I'm proud to be a part of it.

Not only does the website give some great information on the why's and how's to sending coupons to our military families who are stationed overseas, but we're also putting together a directory which any group with a coupon project can submit their information to be included. The Add Resource feature is still under construction but should be working within a few days.

Now you're probably wondering what the small contest is all about.... In hopes of spreading the word about www.couponstotroops.com I've got a $5 amazon gift-code set aside for a lucky winner. All you need to do is post about www.couponstotroops.com on your blog or website and then come back here and leave a comment, including the link to your blog/website. On June 30th, I will pick one lucky winner!!

Thank you for helping me get the word out!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Where does the time go?

I seriously cannot believe that it's been so long since I posted. Especially since nothing overly significant has happened to keep me from here. lol

We've just been busy with teeball starting up, and Cub Scouts, and warm weather finally arriving and all the other mundane daily things that everyone has going on.

April 18th had Steven and his derby car heading to the track for the district finals. It was a fun day - 60 scouts from all over Western Massachusetts were there with their fast cars. They run all of the cars in 6 different heats so that they all have the chance to run each lane. Steven had good results in most of his heats, 1st once, 2nd twice, 3rd twice and 5th once, but they tally up all the times and he was just out of trophy range this time. Out of 17 Tigers, he came in 6th and out of 60 scouts total, he came in 29th place. But he was happy that it was over so that he could actually touch his car and not just look at it from afar.

Tee ball is back in swing. Practice one night a week and games on Saturday. Steven had the choice of playing teeball or going up to coach pitch this year, but I convinced him to play teeball one more year. I admit it was mostly selfishness on my part. Since Trevor is playing this year too, I was hoping that they could both be on the same team. Same team means same practice and same game time, and means us not having to spend multiple nights at practice and all day Saturday at the ball field.

Speaking of Trevor, he's had 2 milestones this past week. He's not registered for kindergarten in the fall AND as of Sunday, he can now ride his big boy bicycle without training wheels.

So that's it for now!!! I promise to not let it be so long before my next post!! :)