Thursday, February 28, 2013

Project Video USA

Today, I was talking to long time friend on facebook. She's been going through a rough time lately, and I have been missing our chats. While talking, she mentioned making a video of her apartment to show someone who lives in another country. I thought that sounded swell.

I then asked her about her taping the area she lived in, and then I could do the same. Then, I got another idea. Why don't we ask our friends from each state to help us make a video compilation across the country. We would need 1 person from every state, but hopefully 2 or 3 people to catch different areas.

It would be a great way to show off the amazing places we live, with the attractions, the nature, the beauty. Not to mention a great way to take a "vacation" from our area, without ever leaving our homes. A cost effective way to travel, so to speak.

I will be posting more on this as I go, and also on the facebook fanpage, so make sure you keep watching that! And following on twitter! 

If you want to help by adding your state, send me an email to  projectvideo.usa@gmail.com. Thanks for any help you may give!

xoxo Aimee

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Looonnnngggg Time.

I have been so absent! I am so very sorry about being gone so long.

The internet at our house hasn't been working. Then we had our Grandma and one nephew come down from NC. The night before they got here, the tire on the car blew out, then over the next couple of days, our brakes have been going. Adding brake fluid, draining the brake pipes... Ugh. Nothing has been going well.

Just wanted to give an update.

The blog is on facebook as a fan page, under "Beautiful Imagination" found here:
https://www.facebook.com/beautiful.imaginationblog

And I have started a new business adventure to add to my crafty gifts and jewelry:
http://www.aimeelouse.kitsylane.com

I am alive, well, happy. We have re-named Chubby to Blimpie, cause she has gotten so big. Also, I am getting me a tab tomorrow! I sold my kindle to get it, so next time I get on, it will be from there!

xoxo, Aimee

PS: Visit me on facebook! I also post freebies I find, update it more easily, and you can find all kinds of new friends there!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Company that cares: King's Hawaiian

I am an amateur couponer. Sometimes I find really good deals, and sometimes I don't. It happens. I work on trying to find the best deals, because we live on a very strict budget. One of the things I learned while researching up on my coupon skills is this: Sometimes, if you email or write companies telling them how much you love their products, they will send you high value coupons. One of those companies is King's Hawaiian.

Our family has been buying their rolls for years. I love the sweet, soft, delicious rolls. I like to cook some maple bacon, open a roll and top with american cheese, in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds.... Oh, it's so yummah! It's like yummy, but way better.

I recently searched for coupons online, but couldn't find any. At my local grocery store, it's $3.99 for 12 rolls, or a round loaf. At Walmart, it's $2.00. Still, a little pricey but it's worth it. When I couldn't find any coupons, I emailed them from the company website letting them know how much I loved their products. That's it. A few days later, I received a letter in the mail from them.

It contained a handwritten note thanking me for my wonderful comments, a coupon for any item, a mini recipe book filled with more yummies, and an individual recipe card. So awesome. However, they have topped that since then.

Yesterday I received a notice in the mail that I had a package that was too big for our mailbox, but had no apartment number listed, so it was at the USPS office. No biggie, but I wasn't expecting anything. Today, I went to get my package. King's Hawaiian sent me a round loaf of sweet bread, another coupon for any one item, and a note, thanking me for my business and congratulating me on winning the bread. I didn't even enter anything! How awesome.

This company is amazing on customer service alone. The fact that the food is amazing is even better! I will definitely recommend them to any and everyone!

xoxo aimee