Announcement #2

Jun 13, 2013 by

I promised more announcements, so here we go!


This blog has been going through somewhat of a transitory phase lately.  When I originally decided to become a blogger, I wanted to share all the funny stories and things I’ve learned about living in a rural area.  My suburban friends were in awe that the things I wrote were really happening and my rural friends didn’t see what the big deal was!


But, time marched on and now I’ve lived here for 5+ years.  I’m not learning new things about the area and the lifestyle as often as I used to.  Is it possible *gasp* that the area is growing on me?


I’ll explore that possibility another day but, today, I want to let you all know that I’ll be transitioning away from the funny stories and towards the things I love to share with you.  Growing on Goofy will become more of a lifestyle blog.


What does that mean for you?


It means you can look for more posts about great recipes, farm life, parenting, kids and, of course, puff quilts!  I’ve been shifting towards this for so long that you probably won’t even notice! 🙂  I’m really excited about how everything is going and I thank you all for your support over the years.  I hope you all continue to read and enjoy Growing on Goofy and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns about how things are going, I’m always eager to hear them!

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Merry Christmas, Father Time

Dec 9, 2011 by

Hey!  I’m back!  Remember me?

Apologies for the long blog absence (would that be…blog-sense?)  Christmas season seems to get the best of me and my lack of time management skills every year.  No time management means, among other things, not planning my meals ahead like I normally do, which results in a lot of eating on the fly, usually at whatever “restaurant” is closest.  Unfortunately, that usually means fast food.  Gross.

Every time Adam and I are in the drive-thru, I feel like I might have accidentally married Father Time.  Like…the oldest man alive.  Guaranteed, on any given day, at any given fast food restaurant, put us in the drive-thru with him in the driver’s seat and the following conversation will occur:

Drive-thru lady: That’ll be $7.82 please.

Me: (Mentally) I do not feel good about eating “food” that is so crappy that two people can eat for under $8 and they’ve still made a PROFIT off of it.

Adam: (gets out cash)

Me: What’s with the cash? Why not use the AMEX? (Side note: We are saving points for a trip next year, and this card gives us mucho rewards)

Adam: I don’t know…do you think they take American Express here?

Me: It’s McDonald’s/Culver’s/Steak n’ Shake/insert XYZ chain here.  Of course they do.

Adam: I don’t know..they didn’t start taking credit cards that long ago?

Me: ….

Me:  WHAT? Seriously, what are you talking about?

Adam: No, I can remember when the drive-thru only took cash, I swear it was not that long ago!

Me: ………………………………….

Me: Just trust me on this.


Sometimes the 4.5 year age difference really feels like 45 years. Gotta love him. 🙂

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Oct 11, 2011 by

Ok, I know I’ve blogged about this before, but it’s worth mentioning again.


Seriously, people, this is where it’s at!  I love it so much I ended a sentence with a preposition.  What does that tell you?  EXCITEMENT!  🙂


I love to shop online but, mostly, I love to save money. is how I do it.  This site allows you to shop at your favorite online stores, and get cash back (not points, prizes, or gift cards…CASH) on whatever you buy.  It’s that simple.  All you have to do is go to and sign up (it’s free!).  Plus, if you sign up and spend $25 at any of your favorite stores through their site, you get $5 automatically credited to your account.  Who doesn’t love free money, right?


Here are some examples of cash back percentages going on this week:

Childrens Place – 15% off (with code) + 3% cash back

Nordstrom – 5% cash back

Sephora – 4% cash back

Fossil – 7% cash back

Gap – 3% cash back


Almost any online store you can think of is on; it truly is amazing!  The only places I regularly shop that aren’t available through are Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.  Other than that, I’ve had great luck.  In fact, I’ve even gotten Adam hooked on it.  Last Christmas, he bought me a Fossil watch and they had a Cyber Monday extra cash back special, so he got 10% cash back, which ended up being $13!  But even if you only spend a little here and there, it adds up quickly.  I have at least $20 almost every month, just buying regular things.  Toys R Us is even on the site!  Maybe when G$ is old enough, I’ll get him hooked too. 😉


Don’t forget to sign up (FREE!!!) and check it out.  You will not be sorry!  I posted a daily cash back special from Bed Bath and Beyond on the GOG facebook page, so “if you have the time,” make sure to take a look!

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