Monday, April 3, 2017

52nd annual ACM Awards

Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy listening to many types of music. Regarding country music, although I do not keep my radio dial on the country music radio stations regularly and I don't often watch country music videos, I still enjoy listening to country music occasionally. Since I've been lacking the familiarity of regularly listening to country music, many of the songs that I was hearing on the ACM awards show last night were songs that I was hearing for the first time. Yes, after our delicious lamb chop dinner last night, the family & I hung out & we eventually watched some television. We did tune into the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).

Some of the songs were fantastic & I really enjoyed listening to them.

At the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), Thomas Rhett won the award for song of the year with "Die a Happy Man" It's a beautiful song. Among the other nominees in that category was Tim McGraw for the song "Humble & Kind"

At the ACM awards, Thomas Rhett also won in the category of best male vocalist of the year. Keith Urban & Chris Stapleton had been among the other nominees. During his acceptance speech, Thomas Rhett humbly stated that he had shared nomination in the best male vocalist category with people who were an inspiration and great influence for him.

Miranda Lambert won the ACM award in the category of best female vocalist of the year. Carrie Underwood had been among the other nominees in that category. Miranda Lambert said we've already established that Carrie Underwood could sing her "under the table" as she also humbly accepted her award.

Miranda Lambert also won the ACM award for best album of the year with "The Weight of These Wings", an album that focuses a lot on songs about her heartbreak. She thanked everyone for listening and one gentleman in her group that went up on stage encouraged the audience and onlookers at home to "tell the truth" in your aspiring songwriting and/or singing. "It's a lot more interesting". We've heard similar statements before & they really resonate.

During the show, Miranda Lambert had also given a somber performance of the sad song "Tin Man" with lyrics such as "take it from me" "darling/you ain't missing nothing"..."Tin Man" [from the Wizard of Oz] "you don't [want] a heart"

While sad, the song was creative and solid.

On a brighter note, the band Old Dominion sang a song with the hook "You've gotta love like there is no such thing as heartbreak."

Earlier in the broadcast, Dierks Bentley sang a catchy song .."make my world go black, hit me like a heart attack, [put me] flat on my back." Many songs about love reference heart attacks.

Among other performances were Maren Morris with the song "I could use a love song". There was also Reba MacIntyre who performed a duet with Lauren Daigle who was recognized for being near the top of both Country music and Christian music charts. Many people in the audience and Reba MacIntyre herself on the stage became emotional and teary eyed while the performance of the duet took place with lyrics such as "We've gotta give this world back to God".

Nearing the end of the broadcast of the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music awards show (ACM), husband & wife duo Tim McGraw & Faith Hill debuted a duet song about respecting women (including your Mama!) with lyrics such as "That's how you talk to a woman. That's how you speak to a girl."

The winner of ACM video of the year was "Forever Country - Artists of then, now and forever". Among the other nominees in this category had been Miranda Lambert with the video for the song "Vice" & Tim McGraw with the video for the song "Humble and Kind".

Brothers Osborne won vocal duo of the year at the ACM awards show.

John Walsh of band The Eagles presented the Entertainer of the Year awards to
Jason Aldean. The other nominees for Entertainer of the Year were Luke Bryan, the band Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Everyone in the audience appeared to immensely enjoy the band Backstreet Boys throwback performance of a couple of their past hit songs and their collaboration with the band Florida Georgia Line as they sang "No one's ever gonna love you more than God, your Mama and me, unconditionally. God, your Mama and me, unconditionally"...

We really enjoyed listening to all the catchy tunes, indeed! The ACM awards show was entertaining and enjoyable.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Look at what I got for free from Kohl's

I recently made a purchase of around $80 at Several of the items I bought were toddler/kids clothing on clearance sale. Some brown corduroy pants in size 3T by the brand Jumping Beans were on clearance sale for only $3.99! Needless to say I bought several pairs of those. With my Kohl's purchase I received a deal that the company is well known for frequently advertising. That is Yes2You Rewards, $10 back in Kohl's cash upon making a $50 purchase. So, when you shop at Kohl's keep in mind that you can get great deals in the clearance section, perhaps use an additional % off coupon code plus get the frequently offered $10 reward for a $50 purchase. This is a great deal all around.
I received the notification about my $10 reward via email and was able to use it on my next purchase, no minimum order required. Since I was not really in the market for anything more at the time, I decided to spend no more than the $10 reward. This allowed me to head over to the clearance section of once again and peruse it to see what I could find for under $10. I decided upon a stylish cute "Live, laugh, love" floor mat with floral decoration, on clearance sale for just $5.99, originally priced at $14.99. It is just the perfect size for a foyer or entry way & I think it's especially nice to decorate with during the spring season. To that, I decided to add a limited edition character ornament from the animated movie The Princess and the Frog. Originally priced at $16.99, the ornament was on clearance sale for just $3.99. With these two small purchases taken care of by my free $10 reward, I only had to pay only the shipping charges of $5.97. These two free items arrived from Kohl's in a timely manner and both are quite cute. Thanks Kohl's!

Friday, May 8, 2015

The owl trend in kids' fashion | Cute owl t-shirt from the Children's Place with quote "Mom and Dad are a hoot!"

Saying that owls have been trendy might be a bit of an understatement as retailers have been capitalizing on the worldwide popularity of owls for years now. Owl motifs and designs are trendy in fashion, jewelry, household d├ęcor and more. Just as you might quickly come across some owl earrings in a store featuring women's jewelry for example, you might just as quickly spot the owl trend in kids' fashion options like I did at the Children's Place online store.

T-shirts for kids are often on a very good sale at the Children's Place. Some tees were on sale and it was a matter of choosing which ones I liked best for purchase. I really liked this "Mom and Dad are a hoot!" owl tee in its vibrant blue color with the owl drawn so cutely in a more of a minimalist design. I purchased this kids' t-shirt for only $3.99 plus an additional 20% off. The Children's Place often readily offers an additional percentage off sale price when you diligently look for a coupon code through websites such as or through the subscribed email list from the Children's Place or perhaps even by just going directly to the Children's Place website where you might see a coupon code posted and available for all shoppers.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Free shipping no minimum at Forever 21 expires tomorrow 5/5

I love free shipping no minimum deals! Don't we all? Forever 21 is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase until tomorrow 5/5/2015. I enjoy shopping at Forever 21 for several items including sweaters and hair accessories. This is a great opportunity to grab something small like a hair accessory at the website and not have to pay for shipping. Forever 21 is a retailer that often offers some great deals, so much so that there are frequent waiting lists. You can subscribe to receive email alerts to learn about when something is available again if it had been sold out. I have done this myself recently for several items including some headbands and a pretty floral mirror compact that was on sale for less than $3. I hope you've had a great weekend. You can head over to and enjoy this free shipping no minimum deal if you decide to use it. Please come back to visit here at soon. Bye for now!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dino on a skateboard

I recently spoke of the comic relief you can get when you child is wearing a super cute and really funny outfit, whether it is a tee with a funny saying on it or perhaps a shirt or accessory with a funny picture. This particular t-shirt artfully depicting a dinosaur on a skateboard is just so endearing. Something about it makes me giggle when I see my son wearing it. Of course, I love to laugh, so that makes this t-shirt rank high up among my favorites in his t-shirt wardrobe. I also like the high quality of this t-shirt. It washes well and the black trim at the collar and the ends of the short sleeves are good quality details that I really like. As always, I love a good deal and here at, I am most likely to write posts about items that I bought on good sales and offer information that can help to save you money. Having had kids for a few years now, I would say that I definitely live and learn and it is very important to be frugal and save money for the really important things. Even famous billionaire Warren Buffet has lectured about the importance of frugality. Those that have a lot of money are also wise enough to save it whenever they can. So, over the years I have really learned about saving money on everything from food to clothing to travel and more. So back to the subject at hand, this dino tee is both stylish and adorable, perfect for little boys and I purchased it at the Children's Place. You will be hearing a lot about the Children's Place from me. I really enjoy shopping there. The price of this t-shirt with the dino on a skateboard was just $3.99 on clearance sale. At, taxes were added but shipping to my home was free! Always be on the look out for those hot clearance sales and free shipping with no minimum offers. My review of this fashion tee is very positive, 5/5 if I were to rate it: In summary, it is well made. It not just a plain tee, but one with a super cute and creative picture that will make you smile. The t-shirt holds up well after several washes. The clever idea of dinosaurs on skate boards has really been catching on over the years in various arenas for artful and comical ideas but when I stumbled upon this shirt, I still found it fairly unique (I like unique items) and nice to add to the wardrobe.