Sep 16, 2009

Confessions of a Greedy Mom Blogger pt.1

It's been said that bloggers only blog for the free STUFF.
Heck, I won't deny it.
I will even give you PROOF of my greediness.

Consider this my tell-all book

Here's how my story begins
A long long time ago (not really that long ago) . . .
When we moved into our VERY FIRST house, our neighbor (from across the street) came over to introduce herself. After she commented on how TOTALLY AWESOME we were and how LUCKY she was to have us as neighbors, she said . . . .
"I have some mulch over there that I am not going to use it. Do you guys want it?"
I was all "HECK YEAHsssss"
I mean, afterall it was FREE!

She backed her truck up into my driveway and dumped the mulch right there on my front lawn.

Me: "WOW! Thanks so much for the FREE mulch!!"

She left and Hunky Hubby was all :
"Uh, you do know that is DIRT, right?"
Me: "Yep!"
Hunky Hubby: "Why do we need dirt?"
Me: "I dunno." but "IT WAS FREE!"
Hunky Hubby rolled his eyes and walked inside.
There I was . . .
Standing there with my FREE DIRT.
hmmm.....What shall I ever do with all this dirt?
I didn't even have flowers in my flower beds yet. Actually, I didn't even have beds for my flowers yet. All I had was a stick in the middle of the yard. (pathetic tree)Eh, it didn't really matter.
I mean . . . .IT WAS FREE.

As I stood there with my mind just-a -wandering, something caught my eye.
It was our other neighbor working in his flower beds.
Yep, knees deep into the ground
Hands covered in dirt
the look of pure frustration on his face.
I heard another voice in the background.
"Honey, I need to run to the store." she said
"We are going to HAVE to buy mulch."
He interrupted....
"But Sweetie Pie, We have no more money."
They both sighed.
Then it HIT ME
I now knew what I was going to do with the FREE MULCH ! !
I would scoop it up and place it around my pathetic stick of a tree.
Afterall, those types of trees always look better with a mound of dirt surrounding them.

my free dirt . . .
Obviously my dirt giving neighbor didn't like those OTHER neighbors or she would have given it to them.

So, that's how it began.
My greed.
My quest for all things free.
Uh, you know....the reason why I blog.
the same reason ALL bloggers (especially MOMMY bloggers) blog
What? You haven't heard??
And here you were thinking it was because I was a bored housewife with little to no connections with REAL PEOPLE.

to be continued...


Gena on September 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM said...

Dang you greedy blogger you! LOL

Meghan on September 16, 2009 at 10:45 AM said...


There's free stuf on my blog right now!

Cute giveaway....going on til Saturday.

Sarah Andrews on September 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM said...

Hahahahaha! This post CRACKED me up! If you were my neighbor I would GIVE you two cats and a dog for FREE! In fact, I would PAY you to take them.

Now THAT'S a good deal!

Beki - TheRustedChain on September 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM said...

Girl, you rock that free dirt.

Loukia on September 16, 2009 at 1:05 PM said...

OMG! haha... keep going... I am dying to

Mandy on September 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM said...

Dang you and your cliffhanger....
Just when the story was getting good!

Oh let me guess, when we get to part 2, your blog will no longer be FREE, is that it? We'll have to pay to read it? Oh well! I guess you're worth it. ;-)

Amy on September 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM said...

This is so funny. Sometimes you do not get many things for free. Thanks for stopping by today with your kind words.

Mama Elle on September 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM said...

Oh that is TOO FUNNY!

Great blog!

Amanda on September 16, 2009 at 2:24 PM said...

haha your poor, dirt poor neighbors. LOL LITERALLY!

The Allen Family on September 16, 2009 at 3:28 PM said...

ha ha ha! can't wait to hear part 2.

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl on September 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM said...

me likey.

free stuff?? i want. who CARES what it is. it's FREE.

sharing is way overrated. that dirt was a GIFT. ♥


Cat@3KidsandUs on September 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM said...

Linda you just crack me up all over.

Trish on September 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM said...

ROFL! Love the sarcasm!

tara on September 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM said...

oh Linda, you are hilarious! I can't wait to read part 2 and I'd love to see a picture of your pathetic stick with mulch mounded up around it :)

Sara Elizabeth on September 16, 2009 at 4:48 PM said...

Too funny! Can't wait for pt. 2! :)

Miss Blondie on September 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM said...

LMAO!! I'm really bummed that you got free dirt and I didn't!! WAAH!

Unknown on September 16, 2009 at 5:04 PM said...

Isn't that the only reason we read each other's blogs?


Sparkles&Strawberries on September 16, 2009 at 6:53 PM said...

Um... *Shifty eyes*
I want some free dirt!
Oh wait, never mind... I have two children.
You just inspired a new blog post!

hairstyles for girls on September 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM said...

Snort.... I'll take anything if it's free.

Kim @ What's That Smell? on September 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM said...


They promised ME the free dirt. There just isn't enough dirt for everyone you know.

How will I get the dirt that I am so deserving of?

Frugal New England Kitchen on September 16, 2009 at 8:48 PM said...

Wow, frickn awesome~ I know some people who have horses if you want me to give them your email!

Visiting from MD & SITS!

Heather on September 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM said...

I'd totally have taken the dirt too! Awesome post Linda, can't wait for the next installment!

Bloggymommy on September 16, 2009 at 8:58 PM said...

LMAO You crack me up Lynda! Love this and can't wait for part 2! ;)

Liz Mays on September 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM said...

It started with dirt? From dirt to blogging...who are you?

Lisa on September 16, 2009 at 9:55 PM said...

I knew dirt would leed you to the harder stuff, nothing like earth to be the gateway! LOL

Melissa on September 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM said...

People get free stuff for blogging? What am I doing wrong.

I am a total sucker for free. I once took a handfull of nicoret samples. I don't smoke, but perhaps if I wanted to I could use them to start out slowly and work my way up. (I gave them to my brother.)

Martha on September 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM said...

I always die of laughter when reading your blog:)...your mine comment got me the most...because I immediately pictured my youngest daughter taking my oldest daughter's beloved stuffed monkey and saying "MINE" to her...just as you had meant it. Hilarious you are!

Samantha on September 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

Oh goodness, that was hilarious! What a cute story.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :)

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries on October 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM said...

I'm glad I found this post. It is just too funny. I'm not sure what I would have done with a ton of dirt either but it sounds like you found a great use.

My husband can't get past the fact that I have to stop and try all the free samples at the grocery store. He refuses them and I just eat both of ours. I mean it is free...


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