Rant & Rave Monday #1

Today's post is the beginning of many Rant & Rave Mondays. I figured everyone always "rants" on Mondays, but it's seldom we take a moment to Rave. So, I'm going to do both!

Not My Favorite (Rant)
Masonry Work.
Okay, so I didn't really do it myself, but I'm ranting because I saw how much difficulty Josh had with it. Getting the consistency right for the mortar is just ridiculous. We used natural stone on the fireplace so maybe weight and area have something to do with it, but wow.

My job had mainly been to do the "puzzle fitting" of the rock and to know what piece came next, he was actually putting the rock up on our soon to be complete fireplace. From my understanding it got a "little" easier as he found a more correct consistency, but when people say it's suppose to be like peanut butter or toothpaste...how?! I mean I get it, but it's nearly impossible (or so it seems). I'm pretty sure he's sworn of masonry work for a very long time (that is until we put up veener outside along the bottom of the addition to our house).

Poor hubby! He's done a really good job though, I can't wait to share it with you all!

Love me Some (Rave)
I decided to finally give Snapfish a try with printing my photos, instead of wasting money and using places like the 1 Hour Photo at Walmart. I used Snapfish before our wedding, but it was just to print our custom stamps for the invitations. (which with coupons, ended up being cheaper than if we bought regular ones from the post office, even WITH shipping and handling).

Currently, I'm working on a photo project for our hallway/foyer and our living room as well and I need photos..of all different sizes. With coupons it came to around $20 for sizes anywhere between 4x6 - 11x14. I was pretty pleased.

Upon receiving them, I fell in love with Snapfish, the quality is top notch. I'm was very please to see my photography the way it is meant to look; crisp and clear!

Here's my next order from Snapfish: 300 photos (4x6), and I'm only going to spend $3. Thanks to a email with a great coupon code. Here it is..I won't be selfish and keep it to myself. =)

SPOOKY300..will get you 300 for $3

or if you can only find 100 to print use..

This ends Nov. 6, 2011.

That's it and that's all.
Signing off,
Ida Jade


Rachael said...

Woohoo just in time for my birthday! Do you know if you can use the coupon code more than once? I have alot of pictures I need to print for Natalie's scrapbook and for our family wall!

Ida Jade said...

You know what, I'm not sure. I guess you could try creating a different account with a different email address. Though, I would assume it would be tracked by address. Doesn't hurt to try though! Or maybe you can send it to a friends house.

Ashley said...

oooh! That's a super good deal...
If I remember correctly, wasn't I the one that gave you the info for the stamps? BC I remember I used the same code to get my personalized ones too :-)

Ida Jade said...

Ashley, you know what..I think you're right! Thanks, haha!