Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where I've Been Today

Its a miracle! Both kids have been on their best behavior today!! Boug hasn't been too rambunctious and crazy and lil' Buddy hasn't been too fussy. We've only had one peeing on Mommy incident today!! So with that said, I've been able to straighten up the kitchen, a few loads of laundry, vacuuming and I cleaned up Boug's room! Now lil' Buddy is sleeping, Boug's watching a DVD and I have a little bit of sane time!! So here I am, checking out all the mommy blogs and entering to win things!!

-Eleven shoes are being given away by Simple.
-Sesame Street K'nex giveaway at A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's Blog.
-Mommy Goggle's is giving away Sesame St. K'nex too!
-Save the Ta-Ta's gift basket being given away at Sandra.

I think I jinxed myself--- shortly after writing the first paragraph, lil Buddy started to fuss and he hasn't stopped yet... that was probably about 2 hours ago....



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My name is Casey, I've been going by CaseyDeuce for years now. I'm a full time working, college degree in progress, mom of 2, Boug (the daughter, 7) and Lil' Buddy (the son, 3). I work hard serving up food and tending bar, as well as helping to manage a great chain restaurant that I've been working with for almost ten years now. We're living in upstate NY and we wouldn't have it any other way!

A Couch With A View is my own little personal space. I try to make time for myself every day and writing here is one of my very favorite ways to do so.

I'm a hairdresser by trade, though I only do it for my friends and family now. I've been a waitress and a bartender for many many years and I can make a mean margarita even though I barely drink!

Events I've attended:
I also recently attended the Cook's Ham Blogger Conference (3/16/2010) and was also featured on a Honey Nut Cheerios cereal box. I did work with Shop Rite, together with Bloggers in Caring, to have cereal donated to local food banks. I do need to update this list, but in short, recently (late 2011) I've attended events with Price Chopper and Activision as well.

In 2011, I worked with TheMotherhood, Nickelodeon and the National Wildlife Federation for the B Kind 2 Earth Day campaign as a community leader.

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Monday, September 29, 2008


This has got to be one of the funniest and cutest commercials I've seen in a long time!

And for those who want a more recent song....

I love these kids!!!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Out of Control kids?

Are your kids out of control or do you need help managing your household? Maybe you just want to be on tv? Nanny 911 is casting for the NY, NJ and CT areas!! Casting ends Oct. 24th so get your tapes into them!!

With that said... I don't believe that my children are out of control. I think that I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful 4 year old who listens pretty well and is very polite and considerate to others. And what can I really say about a 5 week old? I could hardly classify any 5 week old as out of control. Its me who has the problem I think. I know with Boug I expect a lot out of her. I hold her to a very high standard and I am constantly reminding myself that she's only 4 years old. There's a lot that I think that she knows that she should or shouldn't be doing, but she's 4, she doesn't know these things. I have to remind myself to allow her to be a child, to run, play and act like a complete fool. That's her JOB.


Its very very late and I'm awake!!

Its after midnight, I got NO sleep last night between the baby who's up every 4 hours or so and my poor husband with his horrible horrible toothache. I had to pull some strings with some family who work at a dentist office to get him in there first thing this morning. Here's the lesson to be learned kiddos, always brush your teeth, don't abuse them. They will rot the hell out of your head and you'll be crying!! He didn't take the best care of his teeth and now they are going to pull a whole bunch of them and he's going to have to get partial dentures. Sheesh, he's only 30!! I suppose its better than living with tooth pain though. I spent quite some time looking up home remedies for tooth pain, and the good ones, of course I didn't have the stuff on hand. He got stuck trying to stuff the whole in his tooth with pepper, rinsing with a baking powder solution and putting a garlic and salt mix onto it. I torture the man, I swear.

With that said, here I am, going through all my favorite blogs and checking out giveaways!!

I blogged a few days ago about peek-a-boo paperie and the wonderful job that they did with my sons announcements... well check it out... they're at it again! Kid Buy Products is doing a peek-a-boo paperie giveaway for 40 cards!! Enter by midnight 9/29!!

The Write Gal is giving away your choice from Appledonia's Etsy shop!

Win your choice of tutu, blanket or mommy calling cards from Parent Reviewers.

Momsational is giving away Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Edition!

Thanks for the giveaways, and thanks for dentists, and thank God for the little bit of me time I get to myself to write this blog!!


Saturday, September 27, 2008


What a fun idea is going on over at Chic Shopper Chick. There's a pampers giveaway, but its not just "post a comment and win," this one is LIVE!! First person to post #554 is going to be the winner of 2 coupons for any size pampers diapers or pants! There's a few catches though, you can't post twice in a row, each comment must be a complete sentence and you can't post the same comment twice.

So here I am, I already commented and I wanted to drop another comment saying that I blogged about it, I just need to wait for someone to comment after me!! ACKKK!!!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Places I've been today....

Making my rounds on the blogs I love to read... linky love!!

-Great giveaway at Sage and Savvy from Lu Lu's American Baby Organic Products Co.

-Snug Bug giveaway at Maternal Spark.

-Leapfrog learning table giveaway at Double Bugs.

-A Daycare Life is giving away a great Boogie Wipes gift basket!

-Beautiful rose petal cottage being given away over at An Ordinary Life.

-So a Blonde Walks into a Review is giving away a case of dial soap! How useful!!

Big thanks to all the bloggers hosting awesome giveaways!!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Successful Blogging

So I'm just curious... how does one become one of those "successful blogs" that get to try out products and have giveaways and stuff? I'd love to be able to do that one day, but I'm completely unsure of how to go about it... any tips, tricks or pointers???


Monday, September 22, 2008

One of my very favorite blogs!!

So I hang out over at online-sweepstakes.com a lot and I have "heard" a lot of interesting conversations, chatted with a lot of really nice people, learned some new stuff, won some great sweepstakes and found some fabulous blogs, but out of all the fabulous blogs I've come across, this one has to be one of my favorites, Fidget's Finding Yourself Despite Yourself. She's hilarious, she's down to earth and most of all, I can RELATE!! So here's to you Fidget! *toasting imaginary wine glass*


Birth announcements

I was lucky enough to win birth announcements from a giveway done by Pink with Sparkles. The announcements were from Peek-a-Boo Paperie and let me tell you, they were freakin' amazing!! Jill, the owner, was one of the easiest people to work with, her designs are gorgeous and they shipped to me super-fast!! Now, as if I weren't happy enough with things so far, I just got the mail and she sent me an 8 x 10 of our announcement and an 8 x 10 thank you note with lil' Buddy's picture! AMAZING customer service, AMAZING work, ultra-fast processing- what more could you possibly ask for?!?!


My dear sweet men!!

Anyone who comes across my blog, will you please do me a favor? I'm trying to win one of these prizes!

  • Grand Prize (Baby Product): One winner, selected by the Brickfish panel from all baby product entries, will win a $200 gift certificate to Target and $100 to pamper themselves with.
  • Grand Prize (Older Child Product): One winner, selected by the Brickfish panel from all older child product entries, will win a $200 gift certificate to Target and $100 to pamper themselves with.
  • Grand Prize (Toy): One winner, selected by the Brickfish panel from all toy entries, will win a $200 gift certificate to Target and $100 to pamper themselves with.
  • Most Unique: One winner, selected by the Brickfish panel from all entries, will win a $100 gift certificate to Target and $50 to pamper themselves with.
  • Most Viral: One winner, selected by the Brickfish panel from the top 100 Most Viral entries, will win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com, a $200 gift certificate to Target and $100 to pamper themselves with.
  • Voter/Reviewer Sweepstakes: Three winners, who participate in the campaign by voting or reviewing, will be randomly selected to win $50 to pamper themselves with.
Please take a moment and click on the link- Please vote for my men!!
You don't even need to register, just vote!! Thanks so much!!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

I never realized just how hard it was going to be to balance the new baby with my daughter and the rest of the days activities up until recently. Sometimes I feel like a bad mom cause I'll be in the middle of feeding lil Buddy and Boug will ask for something, I can tell a 4 week old to "hold on a minute while I get something for your sister." And I feel guilty telling Boug I'm not able to get it for her, like she's getting pushed aside. I haven't found that balance yet between the two kids. Thank goodness my Boug is an understanding girl. And helpful too!! I swear that the child has thrown away more dirty diapers and fetched the phone and binky and blankets for me more than I've ever expected.

We've been searching for a used car for the past week, nothing fancy and high miles are okay with me... I just need to be able to get from point A to point B. I used to watch all the cars on ebay motors just to watch them and see what they went for when I didn't have the money for it. I'd be amazed at how low some of the stuff sold for. Now all of a sudden I can't get my hands on anything at the prices I used to see!! Now this is where I wish my sweepstaking would come in handy and I could win myself a car.

Buddy's asleep, Boug's asleep, sheesh, even hubby's asleep... why am I not asleep!?!?!


My first post....

So here I am, finally catching up with the times and starting a blog! Can you believe that one? I'll start by introducing myself. My name is Deuce and I'm a 26 year old mom of a lunatic 4 year old daughter and a baby blob 4 week old son. We'll be referring to them as Boog, the girl, and Buddy, the boy. As much as they drive me crazy, I really wouldn't have it any other way. I bartend one night a week to get out of the house and make a few bucks, and I've got an amazing husband who works full time so that I don't have to!! Other than running around after the kids, I fill my time with sweepstaking and doing ChaCha. They keep me sane, its like my little "me" time!

More than likely, most of my posts are going to be parenting related. Especially since I don't have much of a life outside of the home.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

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