Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fiber One Giveaway!

So the very generous folks from Fiber One through provided me with a healthy gift basket full of items to maintain a healthy life style.

Now obviously since I’m 18 weeks pregnant I’m not trying to lose any weight at this time I am; however, trying to stay semi active and the pedometer has been a great reminder to get up and move every day.

I’m also love the cute water bottle they sent along and the reflective snap bracelet (anyone else remember those?). Yet, surprisingly enough my favorite item was the Fiber One sample they included. I hate to admit it but often times in the morning I don’t have time for breakfast. I took the samples to work and stuck them in my desk, once I became snacky hungry rather than grab a doughnut I was able to eat a bar and hold myself off till lunch. The bars are not overly dry like I find most “breakfast” bars to be and they are such a better alternative to the bag of chips or other junk food option I would normally buy from our vending machine. I’ll be picking these up in future grocery shopping trips.

And the best part for you, my readers is Fiber One and would like to send you your very own gift pack so you can try out their new product.
I’m only going to run the giveaway until March 3rd so make sure and get yourself entered soon. There are two ways to enter and you can enter once with each option.

Option One:

Leave a comment on this post with a way that you make weight management easier on yourself.

Option Two:
Become a fan on our new facebook page HERE and leave me a comment letting me know (this will work if you are currently a fan as well).

REMEMBER: It’s very important to leave me a way to contact you in your comment so I can notify you if you should be our gift pack winner!

Sweepstakes Advantage - Free Online Sweepstakes

Also don't forget about the 60 FREE swagbucks for new sign ups now until March 4th. Make sure to use our REFERRAL LINK and the special Code: MEGANSCODE2

42 Free Swagbucks...

Swagbucks has just posted 42 FREE swagbuck codes throughout their site!

If you're following OnOurWay on facebook you already know where to find these codes but if you haven't yet Stop by sign up as a fan and get yourself 42 free swagbucks!

And don't forget all new sign ups who use our referral link and code MEGANSCODE2 receive an additional 60 FREE swag bucks. Read the full post HERE

Swagbucks Celebration!

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The day has finally arrived. Starting today until Thursday, March 4th at 6AM all new Swagbuck sign ups will receive 60 extra bucks just for using our special site code: MEGANSCODE2 (case sensitive). You can sign up HERE

Swagbucks has added many options for how you can get a pay out. I like to use my bucks on gift cards and few of my favorites are;
$5 card = 45 swagbucks
$5 cash in Paypal = 70 swagbucks
$10 Barns and Nobel = 125 Swagbucks
$15 iTunes card = 185 Swagbucks
$20 Target gift card = 235 Swagbucks

But have no worries if you are already a Swagger, this week is special for you too. To celebrate their 2nd birthday Swagbucks plans to giveaway lots of codes for FREE bucks throughout the week. Make sure you keep checking their blog, twitter and facebook page to get yourself some free bucks!

Remember our code: MEGANSCODE2 expires at 6am on Thursday, March 4th so make sure and use it quickly.

Not sure what Swagbucks is or why you should be using it? Read up on the program HERE

And don’t forget you can now follow OnOurWay on our new Facebook page. I hope to use this page to post lots of limited time freebies and other offers that wouldn’t normally make it on the blog so make sure to sign up as a fan.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've jumped on the band wagon

So it's official I'm followed lead and created a facebook fan page.

Right now the page is in the early stages of development but head on over and add us to your pages if you'd like. I hope to start adding new and different material to the fan page and of course I'll use it to let you know when there is an update online as well. I also hope to get some discussion threads going in the future for people to weigh in on.

If you see anything you'd like me to add to the page just let me know. I'm open to suggestions.

You can find OnOurWay on Facebook by clicking HERE

Extra Swag codes on their way

Just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know starting February 25th there will be an extra code available at OnOurWay for new sign ups allowing you 6 extra bucks when you sign up for an account.

And to celebrate their 2nd birthday Swagbucks has a slew of things happening that you'll want to get in on. I'll have the full scoop on the 25th so make sure you check back in.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good Reads 2/19/10

I promise some actual thought required posting soon. (hopefully this weekend) until then here are a few of the great post I've found online this week

how to make an accordion fold envelope from recycled crafts

How to make paper out of lint from instructables - I am going to start saving my lint

A big list of lunch boxes for you to make from sew mama sew

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday Good Reads 2/12/10

Sock owl tutorial from Whimsy Loft - I love this tutorial, you have to look at it.

My second pick are these amazing Recycled crayon Valentines from the long thread. Trust me making these crayons is so easy and they'd be hit in every classroom, especially with their Oscar Wilde like word play (as Matt likes to say)

9 Cheap date night ideas from Mom Advice.

Daily Danny has an interesting post on How to upcycle silk flowers

Google Map Envelopes from Craftzine

Craft Envy has an adorable craft on how to make a headband from a recycled tie

How to make Anthropologie Flowers from Happy Together.

Pink Peppermint Heart marshmallows from Create!

Create Studio has a tutorial on Glass Etching Tutorial

Salt Dough hearts from the Long Thread - I love her idea of sticking a magnet on the back. I tell you our future children have Valentine's day cards figured out until high school.

Fabric Rose Wreath from Smashed Pees and Carrots

Snail Valentines from Zakka life - Such a cute idea.

Pinwheel coasters from the long thread

Sweetheart Valentines Day cards adorable and easy cards from Bunny Cakes

Vintage Holiday cards from Vintage Holiday Crafts

How to make matchbox candy holders

Free Patchwork Scottie Dog pattern from Craftzine

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Comlicit - Book Review

Complicit – “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, esp. with others; having complicity.” (

The second book read in 2010 was offered to me as an advanced copy by Bloomberg press. Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable, written by Mark Gilbert offers an in-depth look at the events which lead up to our current economic conditions.

The book is basically just that – an in depth look at our latest financial crisis. Gilbert provides readers with dates, places, and even names of those responsible for our current situation.

I will however provide a warning to some readers. I found the reading to be a little dry. The book is packed with facts but doesn’t leave readers a lot of time to digest the information.

If you are just getting into the world of finance reading I would not suggest this book as one of your first five.

Books Read in 2010: 2
Books to read in 2010: 48

Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 Goals

I haven’t shared our 2010 goals yet for one reason – they weren’t done. Our 2010 goals aren’t done yet because I’m not sure what we want to accomplish and I’m not sure what we want to accomplish because we have some big changes coming in 2010.

In July of 2010 the Harrison household is expecting a new member! Matt and I are thrilled and the dog is still trying to figure out how this will affect his ability to sleep till 10 on weekends. We’re very excited and nervous to be first time parents. And as you can imagine the whole future being unknown part has made it difficult for us to set goals.

If all goes well I hope to be able to stay home with the baby for a while, but we have some things to work out before that could happen.

Because of all these interesting development we have two segments of goals; 6 months before the baby and 6 months after.
They look like this.

6 months before (Jan – Jun)
- Increase emergency fund by $10,000
- Begin living 100% on one income
- House prep for a baby (list below)

6 months after (Jul – Dec)
- Have baby
- Try to survive

I also want to continue to save for retirement and other things like home improvements but again we’ll have to see how things go before we make any concrete goals for after the baby. Before July there are a few house projects I would like to finish. I’m hoping that making them part of my 2010 goals it will help me to focus on them and get them finished. I’m also counting on you guys to keep me on track

House projects for 2010
- Rip up bushes in front of house
- Hang shelves in basement for books
- Hang shelves in basement for stockpile and craft storage
- Paint kitchen (long story)
- Put in cat door
- Paint the upstairs stairwell
- Hang pictures (yes four months here and there is nothing on my walls yet)
- Get upstairs closets set up
- Touch up paint job

I’m sure I’ll add to the list as time goes on and I see/remember other things we need to do but for now I think this is a decent size to start with.

There you have it folks our very thought out goals for 2010. We really just don’t know if/how long we can live on one income so trying to live on just Matt’s paycheck for a few months will help us determine what our goals will be in the future and how to better allocate our money.