Saturday, January 23, 2010


I know this is nerdy, but I really love vacuuming! It's funny that I say that because my mom used to wake us all up super early on Saturdays with the vacuum. I would be snuggled in bed sound asleep lost in my dreams and I'd wake up every week to the loud roaring vacuum. That was her 'subtle' signal to us that it was time to get up and start cleaning. It used to drive me nuts! Now though, I really love to vacuum, especially with my new vacuum! I saved all my gift cards, coupons, and Christmas money and purchased a Dyson Ball! If you're looking for a new vacuum, I highly recommend this one! My favorite part is how the handle pulls up and the hose with attachments can reach up to like 17 feet! I can clean the ceiling! This thing is amazing! I love it and so does my allergies!
While we're on the topic of floors, I also highly recommend this, the Bissell Steam Mop Deluxe. This was one of my Christmas presents that I was super excited about. I can quickly and easily clean the tile in the kitchen and bathroom with this thing! It only uses water, but with the steam it completly cleans the floors with no harsh cleaners or chemicals. There's never any residue and the floors are never sticky. I really like the fact that I never have to buy anything else to go with it. It comes with 2 removable pads that are washable. Again, if you're looking for something that does a great job and will last a long time...check this one out. I love it!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Great Gift Idea

This is another gift I got recently and I think it's an excellent gift idea...for you or for someone else. At Sephora, you can purchase a Deluxe Fragrance Sampler. They have them for both men and women. Inside you'll find several (12 I think) perfume samples and a gift certificate. You can try them all out. When you decide which one you like best, take the gift certificate in and they'll exchange it for a full size bottle of the scent you choose. This was a great thing for me because it takes forever for me to decide what I like. There were three that I loved and this is the one I picked...Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Hooked

I'm so hooked on this game! I've never been that big of a fan of Scrabble, mostly because I misspell every other word that comes to mind. However, I really love this game. If you have an ipod touch or an iphone, you should check it out. It's basically just an ongoing scrabble game you can play with your friends. My user name is amandaisaacs if you want to play.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Date Night

Chad and I finally had a date night last Saturday night. Things have been so crazy and busy lately. It was so nice to take a break and enjoy some time together. We had a nice dinner at Stonehill Grill in Miami and then we went to see Avatar. It's been a really long time since we've been to the movies. I've had a long list of movies I wanted to see and this one wasn't at the top. However, in Miami, it was showing in 3D. I could only think of one other movie I'd seen in 3D and it was on vacation in Disneyworld when I was like 5. I was way more excited about seeing it in 3D than I was the actual movie. HOWEVER, I was wrong about the movie. It was really good! The effects were awesome and seeing it in 3D topped off the experience. I recommend it!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I have always wanted one of these! I've used it several times and I absolutely love it! I did some research on what products to use on it because I didn't want to mess it up. I know several of you have one too, so I'm passing along the information I found. I'm sure most of you probably know this stuff, but I didn't. You can use whatever soaps, foams, bubble bath, etc but you should turn the jets off whenever you add anything to the water. Also, you can clean it with dishwasher detergent. Fill the tub until the water is higher than the jets. Pour in the dishwasher detergent and run the jets for 10 minutes. This cleans the filters, jets, and everything else...and it makes it sparkly clean.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Our New Home!

I've been looking forward to having a house for what seems like forever. I'm finally there and I love it!!! More pictures to come...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My New Daily Drive

I don't enjoy getting up early, but I really don't mind my new daily drive to work...I now drive through 3 states to get there!

Don't worry though, when I go the back way it only takes about 35 minutes and there's no traffic...not too bad. I enjoy the scenery and the down time to and from work.

Friday, January 15, 2010

So much to say...

Wahoo! I finally have access to my blog! Our Internet at home isn't set up and I haven't had access to this site from school until now. So much has happened I don't even know where to begin. I'll just start with the big news....WE MOVED!!!! I'm so stinking excited! Buying our house has been quite an ordeal. We looked at tons of houses during fall break and we both agreed that we loved this house. We started the home-buying process and there were lots of little issues along the way. I won't drag out all the details of the drama. It all ended up for the best in the end. We ended up getting an even better deal than we were hoping for and now we're finally living in our new home! I'll try to post a few pictures along the way, but since I'm at school I don't have access to them right now. I could easily list a million things I love about our house and where we live, but really I'm hoping you'll just come visit and see for yourself!