I just stumbled across a really good article at Daily Finance about when is the best time to purchase a laptop. I didn't know April was the best month, I always thought around Christmas would be the best time. WRONG!! The second thing I learned was that we will probably get a better deal online versus at a brick and mortar store. Interesting. To continue reading . . . The best time to buy a laptop.
April will be getting her license in August, crossing our fingers, so we have been looking and kicking around what type of vehicle to get. We had a mini van three years ago, but traded it in when Bob's company moved his office 26 miles away versus 8. We got little a Corolla and loved it, loved it so much on it's first birthday we traded it in and got the newer model with zero financing. Well we paid that off this past year, so April will have a car for the days she wants to drive to school.
We were looking at mini-vans because of hauling extra teens around to competitions, etc. But the light went off, all of April's friends either have their licenses or will be getting them this year, so we don't need to haul kids around. Why pay for a big vehicle that won't get its full potential. So then, we started looking at the little SUV's and other cars.
Bob found a 2004, yes a 2004 Toyota Avalon for $15,000 at Carmax that he had transferred to the store near us. We went and looked at it, and can you say your grandparent's car. I might be 51 but I certainly don't act like it and I wasn't going to be driving it. It had only 24,000 miles on it, good for it. I told Bob clearly that if he wanted that I would drive my 2004 Toyota Tacoma. I made it clearly known AGAIN that I would not drive this vehicle. Plus once we left the dealership and I did the research the car's retail value was only at $9,000 - $10,000! Bob saw the light.
We went back to Carmax and started looking at the Nisssan Rogue!! We found one on the lot that hadn't even been shown on the computer and it was a heck of a deal. It's Black Amethyst, looks Black in some lighting and purple in other lighting. Can we say Baltimore Ravens!!! Woo Hoo!
So far, I love it!! It has hands free blue tooth, I don't use my phone a lot in the car because of safety issues but this will be nice for when I get a phone call coming in.
It also has the nice safety feature of the back up camera and monitor. I love this because I back into our driveway most times because of our neighbor's parking their vehicles closer to our house and it limits my ability to see vehicles coming down the hill. Now backing up and navigating between the two boats, yes I said two, is a lot easier!
The Nissan Rogue does come with three months of Sirius Radio, which I am already spoiled but will not continue with it because I am a sports radio kinda of gal! Shout out to Sports Radio 105.7 the Fan in Baltimore.
I started writing this review earlier in the day, had to stop to take April to work. She was running late, as usual, because she wanted to tan before she went in to work. I had 20 minutes to get her about 12 miles in rush hour traffic. Well. I hopped on I-95 and it was a dream! I love that I sit up higher in the Rogue. I feel that people can see me, also. Got her there with five minutes to spare, with no speeding! The drive was nice and smooth. The Rogue handles so nice!!!
So far, I am so pleased with our choice! Thanks Nissan! Thanks to Carmax for a truly wonderful buying experience!
I give the 2013 Nissan Rogue 5 Corgi Paw Prints!!!
This is awesome! I am thankfully out of this stage but can sure remember it like it was yesterday!! When I see infants, I wish for a moment that we had another one but than quickly remember the sleeplessness nights, barf, etc.
Kristina and I went to see 42 yesterday. I knew I wanted to see it but was going to wait until it came out on Redbox; but Kristina's social studies teacher offered an extra credit project if her students went to see it.
So we made it a Mom and me date last nite! The only person I knew that was going to be in the film was Harrison Ford.
A little bit of background on me: I am 51 years old. So when Mr. Robinson came up through the minor and major leagues, I was not even born. I remember hearing my dad talk about Mr. Robinson. Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, the year I was born. I got my love of sports by watching football and baseball games with my dad on TV. My brother played football for about 10 years, so my first love is football. He did try baseball for one year but it wasn't his thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Mr. Robinson was a truly remarkable man in the way he handled himself on the field and off! Chadwick Boseman did an amazing job as Mr. Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey was awesome. I hope both of these men earn an Academy Award nominations for their portrayals. Harrison Ford, during a couple of scenes, reminded me of Burgess Meredith aka The Penguin from the old Batman series. Just the way he spoke, I was thinking this while we were watching the movie and then I was reading some other reviews and I realized I wasn't the only one who noticed. I guess I am just dating myself. LOL
I thought the acting was well done throughout the film. Not only was this about Jackie Robinson being the first African American in the Major Leagues but it was also about how Mr. Wendell Smith was breaking the color barrier for sports reporters.
This was the second movie that Kristina has experienced with the racial issues of our past. It angered her, as well as me, with the way he was taunted. There is one scene when the audience was taunting Jackie; and a little boy in the stands started mimicking the adults, very sad. I thought it was a nice touch for our younger audiences to see and then reflect that adults are not always the best role models.
So thank you Ms. Robertson, for making this an extra credit project for the 6th grade.
I give this 5 Corgi Paws out of 5!!!
I was not compensated or asked to review this movie, in any way!!!
I was sitting her on my laptop, with my cellphone right next to me. I was multi-processing as normal - I tried to scroll down on my phone using my mouse!!!
Bob got us all Samsung Galaxy 3's last Black Friday and now I am like April with almost always having it my hand. LOL Thank goodness I work in an elementary school and we are not allowed to use it while we are instructing children!
I love my phone because I have several apps that let me earn money! Can't beat that!
My 16 year old daughter is currently studying cosmetology at our local Technical High School, she is currently a junior. She will be graduating in 2014. She is very good at applying makeup on our herself and her friends. She gets requests all the time for her makeup skills. She is would love to try and review makeup, nail and hair products. Not only would her review be placed on my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter account but her Facebook page, her Twitter Page, along with her Instagram page! She would give a video and/or written review!! Between the two of use we have over 1,500 followers via Social Media.
Had a bad asthma attack yesterday and didn't leave Patient First until after 8 p.m. They didn't have the meds I needed to get, so I found the closest 24 hour CVS - White Marsh, MD and went there. What nice employees working there!
Our local CVS - Edgewood, Maryland; the cashiers are not friendly and they are the nazi police when it comes to coupons, especially internet ones!!!! The techs back in the pharmacy are so overworked that they try to be friendly but they just don't have time!
I wish I was by this one more often, because it would be my store of choice!!!
I tried the Yoplait Fruplaint Harvest Peach because when we were shopping at Walmart this past Sunday, the Strawberry ones did not look appetizing. The Strawberry was not eye appealing because it looked like in transport and display the containers were shook up and did not have the layered effect that Yoplait shows in the images. The Harvest Peach package had the fruit on the bottom and then a layer of yogurt, then fruit, then yogurt, so it was much more eye appealing to me.
This was a very yummy snack with only 120 calories. The peaches were at a right consistency, not to soft and not to hard! The yogurt was rich and creamy with a nice smooth taste. I highly enjoyed this snack and will be buying the Harvest Peach again in the future.
Hmmm, I wonder what it would taste like if it was frozen. Might have to pop one in the freezer to try it out.
Found some high dollar coupons out at Winn Dixie's FB page! There are three coupons: Ritz Cracker, Chips Ahoy and Trident gum! I like them because you only have to buy 1 to use the coupon! Woo Hoo
I love shopping Winn Dixie! When I was a kid, we lived in Brunswick, Georgia; and this is where we shopped. When we would vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC we would shop there also. But unfortunately, Wal-mart came in and you know what happens when a Wal-mart comes in!
Also, there is a One Direction Sweeps, if you live in the following states(nuts I know my daughters would have loved for me to enter this one): AL, GA, FL, LA, and MS!!!