Thursday, July 1, 2010


Here's what's going down at Call Me Kristin!

Welcome to the grand opening of my Polka Dot Plum shoppe! Today is going to be full of freebies, coupons, discounts, and new products! If you're not following me on Twitter, click here. That's where I'll be giving out most of the coupons, gift certificates, and more! For those of you who don't have a twitter account but would still like a special discount, click here and sign up to get e-mail updates. I'll be picking winners of gift certificates and percent off coupons from my e-mail subscription list every hour. There are tons of new products in the shoppe and discounts galore! You won't want to miss this!

To celebrate, my shoppe is 50% off all day, so your coupons and gift certificates = a MAJOR deal for you!

For those of you who are here from the Picnic in the Park blog train [or those of you who would LOVE a digi-scrap freebie from me!], click on the image below to snag my part of the train. There are 5 handwritten word-arts and 3 lightly-textured papers for you to enjoy. Additionally, there's a surprise in the download, so be sure to unzip it right away!

You should have arrived from: Scrappin' Daisies and your next stop is Gail's Space.

If you get lost, the entire list of designers can be found at the Blog Train Blog.

In honor of the grand opening, here's a taste of what you'll find in the shoppe! [Click on any of the images to learn more about that product.]

And if you want to leave me some love in the comments, there might be a little somethin' somethin' headed your way for the 4th of July!

Thanks for helping me celebrate! This is something I've been wanting to do for a very long time & I'm so grateful to have this opportunity at Polka Dot Plum.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jewelry Sale!

Hey everybody!
I know some of you still haven't made the switch over to my shiny new blog, but I didn't want you to miss out on this.

Check out this post for some AMAZING handmade jewelry. She's having a sidewalk sale. The details are here!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


That's right. I'm talking to you. :) jk. I had the following conversation with my sister, Lindsay.

L: I read your blog on Michael Buble. It looks like you had a really great time!
K: Why don't you comment on my blog anymore? Is it scary because it's "big" now?
L: Yeah. It's scary because it's big. Lame, huh?
K: Super lame.

So, I'm here to clarify. I am still the one writing our lives up on It's me. Kristin. The one who also writes this blog. That blog is an effort to simplify my life a little bit. Updating 3 different blogs on a regular basis is a sure fire way to pull your hair out/go grey/get wrinkles at an early age and no one likes that. Smooshing them all together was my solution, thus, callmekristin was born. And Blogger doesn't have the ability to do that as well/easily as I wanted. So now my blog is on wordpress [for those of you who asked]. It's not scary. and I'm afraid of losing contact with all of you just because the URL switched. :(

Your comments mean a lot to me. I mean it. So please don't be scared of my "big" blog anymore. It's still a blog. and it's still us. If you want to just stay up to date on the happenings of C&K, just click on the far left circle in the header. It'll automatically weed out all the stuff you don't want to see.



Thursday, April 1, 2010

Michael Buble

A few of you have been asking how Michael Buble was. It was INCREDIBLE! Check it out here. This is now our personal blog, too. So for updates, you'll need to add to your blog reel. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Duds & A Freezer Cooking Recipe!

I've finally got my new website at the point where I'll be posting regularly. This C&K/wileymarbles address will soon be obsolete. Please add to your blog roll to receive our regular updates. Additionally, you'll find the first Freezer Cooking recipe up! It's a modified blondie recipe from Jessica's culinary school, and THEY ARE DIVINE.

I'd love to know what you think of the site, too.

Thanks :)


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Freezer Cooking Day!

 Image courtesy of Luxury Housing

So, my next freezer cooking day is right around the corner. I'd like to do a post to help you plan your own freezer cooking day, so please post your questions in the comment box. Since I'm about to do my big shopping and cooking days, I'll be able to provide the best answers complete with pictures. If you have a recipe you'd really like me to convert to a freezer cooking one, post it too! & I'll post my results along with the conversion recipe. I know I haven't posted most my own personal recipes, yet. But that's because I'm in the process of changing websites. :) The unveiling will be soon. I want all those recipes to be on the new site, so they'll be coming QUICK once the switch is made. [Which is hopefully by this weekend.]

So ask away!

Monday, March 8, 2010

My New {Favorite} Hobby!

***For those of you wondering where the recipes are for freezer cooking, I haven't forgotten! They're coming! Also, I apologize for the lack of a cute header. I'm not only lacking the cute header, but any and all creative inspiration for one: sooo, we wait for my creative mojo to come back.***

So, when I did our freezer cooking for February, Cameron's only complaint was that we didn't have enough snack food. I decided that in March, that would be different. Although, we absolutely HAD TO stick to our budget. I did my research, and found some great deals on YUMMY snacks.

I found a coupon online for $1 off Keebler's new Cheesecake Middles cookies...and printed five of them. One of my favorite blogs told me that these cookies were also a part of a Buy 5 get a $5 giftcard back. So, we went to Target where that blog also told me that the Cheesecake Middles cookies were on sale for $2.25. Here's how it went down:

We grabbed 5 packages of the Keebler Cookies: total $11.25. Used 5 $1 off coupons. Total: $6.25. Got a $5 giftcard back, which brings the total to $1.25 or $.25 a box! I then handed the giftcard back to Cameron, who had 4 boxes of Wheatables and 4 $1 off coupons.

Basically, we got 9 things of snack food for $6.

After that, we found Gold Medal flour on sale for $1.50. I had six $.75 off coupons. We got 30lbs of flour for $4.50. And then we decided to try to opt out of our recently renewed costco membership. [lol.] 
My favorite trip happened today, though. We got all this: 

for less than $4!

Without coupons and rebates, my total was: $56.49!
I saved over 92%! 

2 Old Spice Body Washes
2 Old Spice Deodorants
1 John Freida Shampoo
1 John Freida Conditioner
1 John Freida Hair Spray
4 Biore Face Washes
A New Eye Shadow Compact

I did 3 different transactions.
John Freida products were 3 for $15.
I used 1 $3 off of $15 Rite Aid coupon
2 $3 off any John Freida Product
1 $1 off Root Awakening Product
and I'm submitting for a $5 SCR on Rite 
Total: FREE [plus $.82 tax]

Transaction #2: 
Old Spice Stuff
I used another $3 off $15 Rite Aid Coupon
I also had 2 coupons for buy a deodorant get a body wash free
Then I used a $1 off of 2 deodorants
I tacked a 75% off eye-shadow onto this transaction which made the total 6.06
I'm submitting this for another $5 SCR on Rite
Total: $1.06 [because of the eye-shadow, otherwise this would be FREE too!]

Transaction #3:
I had a coupon for free biore cleanser with the purchase of nose strips. They were on sale 2 for 10 and I bought 4 bringing the total to 20. I used 1 $5 off of $20 coupon from Rite Aid's video values coupon site. Then I used 2 FREE cleansers with purchase of nose strips coupons. They also had cleansers with a save $2 on 2 peelies, so I used one of those, which brought my total to $4.03, but I'm submitting for a $2 SCR on Rite
Total: $2.03

All total:.82 + 1.06 + 2.03 = $3.91

Worth it.
I'll definitely be doing this again. :)