New Year's Resolution {FridayFunny#22}

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I Attacked It, Leaving Little Evidence... #wordlesswednesday

So I took a picture of the orange peels and apple core as a symbol of me eating healthier and losing weight, and today, as I'm looking over my wordless wednesday, I'm laughing, because accompanying that picture is the pumpkin pie, and the huge bag of ghirardelli caramel squares that I attacked, leaving little evidence of.. 
 Happy Wednesday!

I'm giving away money for your opinion to a question on my Top Ten Tuesday post. Would love your input!

If you haven't heard of Wordless Wednesday by now, it's practiced by many people around the web. It's where you can post any sort of picture you choose, without any words, and let the picture speak for itself.  I encourage you to join in, it's actually a lot of fun!
These Photos were taken using the IPhone Instagram app. The collage is made using BigHugeLabs Mosaic maker. I'm on Instagram as ICStarzz. I got this awesome idea from 
Fresh Mommy!
You can also check out and link up with other Wordless Wednesdays at 
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Top Ten Ways to Make a Memorable New Years Party!

One of my favorite times of the year is almost here! Time to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new!
What a great excuse to get a party going and celebrate the new year with my closest friends and family! I usually have a new years party every year because I like to have fun, have the ones I love together, and don't want to worry about how I'm getting home!
My friends are so awesome, too. They come mostly every year, unless they have to work, and they flatter me by telling me how excited they are for another one of my annual parties. It really is so much fun, so I thought I would share my top ten ways that I make my new years party special!
Here are my 
Top Ten Ways to Make A Memorable New Year's Party!

Good Music
Because the age of my company varies, I like to have a lot of different music. From Pink Floyd, Journey, to Green Day, and Rihanna. 


Great Hosts
I have to give some of my credit to my mom. I wouldn't be able to do it alone. Between me and her, we make a great team. I host everyone during the games and events, and she cleans up and gets things ready for the next activity. She deserves 10 pats on the back for her support and help. Without her, my party would  not run as smoothly as it always does. 

Good Food
Mom usually gets the food together. She likes to make veggies and dip, chips, meats, and more! I think this year we are going to label all of the food, but I remember a couple years ago, having a 'guess the dip for a prize' game. It was fun! 

Clean House
I don't know about you, but I like partying in a clean environment. If the house is trashed, I'm not really comfortable letting my guard down and relaxing. So I clean up around the house and have decorations up. I want people to feel comfortable here and to enjoy themselves.

If I could supply the booze for everyone, I would. But telling people to bring their own, makes sure that there's enough, and it's what people like. I tried to supply it one year, and we ended up running out, so i found, this is the best way it works. BUT, last year I made jello shots for everyone and I've already been asked to make them again this year. lol

Fun Games
The biggest thing people rave about when it comes to my parties is my home made jeopardy game! I make a huge game with easy questions and tape it on the wall and separate everyone into groups. The team that wins, gets to pick a prize out of the prize box. ;) 
This year I'm super excited for a new game I'm introducing everyone to. It's called the box of questions!

My friends know that if they need a place to stay, they can stay here. I'm not encouraging anyone to drink and drive. If they don't have a DD, then I tell them, they are more than welcome to cop some couch here. And a lot of them do. One of the biggest reasons I host an annual party.

Yep, you heard it right. I offer prizes at my parties. lol Everyone laughs at me too when I say so, but they also get wicked excited when they win, too. When I first started hosting parties, I would get all my prizes from the dollar tree last minute. But I'm getting better at this, and I've been collecting all year, so I've got jewelry, dollar tree items, gift cards, food and more!

Good Company
I feel awful when my friends ask to bring someone because I usually say no. It's another thing I've learned the hard way. Every time someone new comes into my home, something goes missing, or there's drama. But if I stick to the same handful of people, it usually turns out to be an awesome freakin party. What are your thoughts on guests?

You can win paypal cash!
I couldn't think of the last one. But I was seriously wondering your thoughts on the guest thing. Do you think it's rude to say no to bringing guests?
Leave a comment with your opinion and your email and I'll pick someone Friday for a $5 paypal cash. 

Have a great day!

This post is linked up with Oh,Amanda!
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I saved $13.75 on Payless!

I saved $13.75 when I bought shoes on just now! Want to know how?

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And that's how I saved $13.75!

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How To Tell You've Been Really Bad {FridayFunny#21}

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The Worst Parents Ever! {FridayFunny#20}

Last week, Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to send him a video of kids opening up the worst present ever, and he got some very funny clips! 

I'm awful for thinking this is funny, huh?

For those who haven't seen the Halloween one...
Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to record them telling their kids that they ate all their Halloween candy..

Have a great Friday! 

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Top 10 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Christmas is a time to feel happy, appreciative, and supportive, but often we feel depressed, lonely, and anxious. Why does it seem so hard to be happy?

Regardless of money problems, bad memories, and awkward family get togethers, getting through the holidays in one piece IS possible.

Top 10 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Toys I Would Not Buy

It's that time of year again when the magazines come in and become covered with circles, with children hopeful that the toys on the list will be there for Christmas.
The other day, while I was thumbing through the magazine, I couldn't help but notice that there's a few toys that are out of the question. Which brought me to today's top ten.

Toys I Would Not Buy