Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Warm Delights and Pine Trees

How's that for a blog post title?! I better explain.

Warm Delights
I got the most awesome "freebie" in the mail yesterday: Betty Crocker Warm Delights minis! Mmmmm, chocolate :) Check it out:

Unfortunately, the offer is no longer available. If you enjoy getting free stuff in the mail, though, my favorite blogs that list freebies are Mommy Gets PAID and My Good Cents. Check them out and maybe you can get free chocolate in the mail, too!

Pine Trees
A guy came to our house today and took out a large pine tree in our backyard. He had to do it by hand since you can't get machinery back there. Pricetag: $275. The other estimate we got was for almost $1000, so we were pretty happy to pay $275.

The money came out of our New Siding/Home Maintenance Fund. It wasn't really a necessary expense, but the tree was oversized for our yard and I really want to plant some lilac bushes back there!

Bonus Material
A friend of mine sent me this really neat article titled All In A Days Work. Definitely a must read! I've always felt that we Americans are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to work/play balance. I thought this article made a good argument for a shorter work week. What do you think? Does anyone have a plan for getting American employers to implement this? Do we all threaten to move to France or Norway? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


Mrs. Micah said...

And now I want! They look so good...and I'm a real sucker for brownies. Maybe a coworker will bring in brownies tomorrow...that would be spectacular. :)

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the mention :) I got those awhile back... it took me about two seconds to pop one in the microwave! I have no self control :)

Becky R said...

Are those cakes good? -Becky R in NJ

Becky@FamilyandFinances said...

I haven't eaten the free ones yet - I'm waiting for my monthly chocolate-cravings ;)

I did try them once, though, and they were pretty good. They are too expensive to actually buy, IMO. You'd be better off buying a brownie mix that has the fudge to add in!