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Friday, September 14, 2012

Crazy Coupon Lady

Petey


 Be sure to join me in my first visit  to 
artists at Mandarin Monday
Gal Pals
 I tried to get a jump on Paint Party Friday this week, didn't happen!!  Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments last week on gossip! I appreciate you sharing your perspectives, it always gives me great  insight!!  I wish all comments had an email address attached like they used to,  so I could thank you all personally!  Unfortunately some don't! If you haven't heard from me that would be why!!
The Little Germ

 I'm also participating in 29 faces of September!!

Last weekend I was out with the Crazy Coupon lady Cupcake. We slipped out before Beardo awoke! Stopped to grab a few things at one store, I won't mention what or how many because anything over four makes me feel  hoarderish!! The consolation is that we give A LOT away!!! Yes the coupon lady is hugely generous!!  This is the time of year we run around like maniacs collecting goodies to donate boxes of sundries to the local woman's shelter for Christmas!!
Miss Potter

A few weeks ago Beardos boss pulled him aside to sing Cupcakes praises after an evening of dinner and drinks with his wife!!  He asked Beardo not to take this wrong but  mentioned that Cupcake can come  off as a bit of a dumb blonde at times then all of a sudden seems brilliant!!  To which  Beardo nonchalantly quipped, " Oh yeah she plays that dumb blonde thing  up to her advantage.
The Nosies

 When it comes to couponing Cupcake IS Brilliant!! She can make a couple of hundred bucks in a half hour by buying products with points!! Many cashiers are so excited to see her do it!! While the majority of folks pass by the deals oblivious to what's happening!! However with that Brilliance comes a few quirks!! Not gunna lie...very odd stuff!! Sort of like Sheldon in Big Bang Theory.
Sisters


While returning her shopping cart to retrieve her loonie/dollar  a lady stopped her  offering her a loonie in exchange for the cart. Cupcake hesitated, saying " but my loonie is shiny." The Lady completely dumbfounded (as I would be) said with great disdain, " R-E-A-L-L-Y!!!" and walked off in a huff!! So  Cupcake retreats to the car in a bit of a huff herself!! Tells me the story, and my eyes pop right outta my head....oh yes they do.... they pop out and start swinging off my eyelids!! While my head is cranked opposite to her as I  back out of my parking spot!
Digital Googly eyed Lady

With as much diplomacy as I could muster for the situation, and with respect for a girl who had just saved the household fifty bucks in ten minutes!! I explain how I would probably have a look like this, (face scrunched up insert Googly eyes,) if anyone  said they wanted to keep their shiny Loonie... we both howled with laughter. As she explained in defense how she keeps three shiny new loonies  in a special compartment of her purse especially for shopping carts!!  Totally shocked to learn these new idiosyncrasies about my daughter I blurt out, " Wow that is so OCD!" Being so far removed from this kind of behavior I was totally perplexed!! I guess an extra chromosome went wonky somewhere along the way!! She definitely takes after my mom and brother more than me!! I couldn't believe I didn't know that about her....I guess you learn something new everyday!!
Pinky
Blue
It took me ten years to figure out she was washing her hands way too much, if that's even possible. Somehow she conned me into always turning off the taps in a public washrooms! And opening the doors too!! I'm on to her now though. Sadly some of her hand washing obsession has worn off on me!! Or maybe she just has me trained, like a dog!!! Last weekend we laughed so hard we were in tears, lets just say shopping with the  Shiny, Loonie Coupon Lady was Crazy fun!!!
What would be your best money saving tip?

Or  weirdest  idiosyncrasy?

56 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Love reading your posts. :) And so much eye candy today. Love it!

Netty said...

Great reading and loving the fun artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

lessandragr said...

Loved your post - and your art, especially the three women pixs :)

soulbrush said...

Miss Potter cracks me up so does Petey so does it all. ha ha what a great post- would love to meet you in a coffee shop one day- I would have to fly across the pond first- to chatter- bet we'd be there for 12 hours! Happy PPF. My idiosyncracy was always to finish up my kid's food when they were babies as I hated the waste- until I put on 20 lbs weight- then stopped! LOL

Jez said...

Really enjoyed every word of the post, and I just cannot choose a favourite. I like the little germ, sisters and the digital lady. Colours beautiful as usual.
My idiosyncrasy, or one of them, I love tea towels, spanking clean, spotless and fresh. I get so upset if someone, including me, gets a stain on one when wiping the dishes. OCD?

Jez said...

An added comment, Giggles. On Pauline's blog you said you would like to write a book. You should. If you noticed it, I hope you found my comments to Pauline just above yours about going about writing a book helpful.
I've said before you are a great writer and you should share your vision through a book.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Great faces and a fun read!
Nancy

denthe said...

Wow, I can't believe how much you got done this week! LOVE your miss potter and the little germ! And your googly eyed lady says it all ...;-)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Your posts are such fun. Love the paintings. I especailly like the one of the three women at the top. Happy PPF

Pointy Pix said...

Ok have to admit I didn't understand a bunch of what you were saying in your post - I feel like maybe I came in half way through a story as I don't know who beardo or cupcake are or what a loonie is but it didn't matter because your enthusiasm for the story just swept me up anyway! So many great illustrations as well but Petey is my favourite - he's adorable!

Debbie said...

All of your characters, painted and written about, are so expressive and colorful!

Diana Evans said...

oh what a fun read and a whole lot of amazing art by you!!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

so much vibrant art today! I think the little germ is my favorite! Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fun and colorful post ~ love the dogs especially, naturally ~ Great work ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

Nice work this week! Enjoyed your coupon topic, dear to my heart!

Susan said...

Love your posts and your art. You exude such positive energy.

Janet said...

LOVE "Pinky" and "Sisters"...gorgeous faces!

I have too many quirks to list but one main one is I count things all the time...posts along the road, how many cars are coming towards me, how many colors are in a picture, things like that. And oddly math was my worst nightmare in school! Now numbers are with me constantly.

Faye said...

A fun post! I love Petey and would take him home with me if I could! My pennies saving tip is to get the store brand, if it is as good as the brand names. Often it is identical in quality and taste. Some things aren't. But when I find it is, I stick to the store brand.

Victoria said...

Wownes..beautiful post! I Know I have probably said it before but you have such a wonderfully-expressive style and vibe in your pieces that is very strong and translates through..fabulous!! I love them all..I especially love Sisters..as i have three of them..they are my besties!!
HUgs
Victoria

aimee said...

holy cow you've been busy! little germ is my fave :)

La Abela said...

His art is so personal.... Saludos

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I come from a long line of people with OCD and while it has largely missed me it hit phantom with full force... she has more quirks and little ways than Sheldon... makes life fun and interesting I think...
I love Gal pals by the way... great painting...xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fun to read and what a creativity. What a brilliant style you have, Great art work. Love it.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Lynn Cohen said...

Need help! What the heck is a looney? I am sure this is all very hysterical but I need a dictionary. LOL
and a shiney looney?
and why would one want to give it away for a what? A coupon?
I am totally lost here.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but I understand the art and I love the art! All of it.
The one driving the car, and the sisters and all of it, the crazy smiling dog. All that I UNDERSTAND!

HPPF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Giggles,
I always love your art and posts!
Your description of couponing Cupcake is great!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sharon Evans said...

Oh I do so love your writing and your art it is so colourful and vibrant.

Kristin Dudish said...

This was such a super-fun post!
I love the art intermingled with your funny story (I a can totally relate to having quirks! Ha!)

xo
Kristin

Tammie Lee said...

so many wonderful faces and pieces
a joy to see ~

carlarey said...

Petey makes me laugh out loud! Look at that grin! Love him.

My other favorite of your works this weeks is Sisters. It's really moving.

Nora Clemens said...

You have been very busy, WOW!!!, Love all the beautiful paintings!!

Molly said...

your stories are as colorful as your art-- and i just love both! i particularly love petey (in all his wonderful colors) and mrs. potter this week!

Anne Rasilainen said...

Awesome posts,and hey, Sheldon= awesome=Cupcake=awesome!
Just awesome paintings, too, so original and expressive, love especially Petey, Little Gem, Blue and The Nosies. And yes, you should write a book.
HPPF!

Anne said...

lol - love your stories!

Your work reminds me so much of Picasso. Great job!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love your style...wow!!Happy PPF to you and have a great weekend!

Melisa said...

What's a loonie? You get one in trade for a shopping cart? I'm not blonde, but I'm a little lost here. Love the google eyed woman, though. I think I look like that a lot. And Petey, because your silly dogs always make me smile.

pauline said...

Your words and art are always SO much fun...
You have a distinct style with your artwork - kinda Picasso-like... (i mean that as a compliment) ;-) You go girl!! xox

SHERI C said...

PETEY comes in so many colors.
LOVE them ALL.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

rachel awes said...

so much fun to visit all your women + doggies + splendor!!

Introverted Art said...

Petey looks so darling!

lorik said...

Love your strong and colourful drawings. So expressive- they just burst out of the page! I would love you to share one of these (orange) on Mandarin Orange Monday which reopens tonight:)

LilliBean Designs said...

I love your bright paintings. So much work! (my fav is 'sisters') x

Evelyn Howard said...

Your work is fun. Great faces.

Jessica Sporn said...

thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. You lifted my spirits. Loved the metaphor too. xo

Renee Dowling said...

Very entertaining. Super job of integrating the art into your story. The digital lady's mouth really captures her thoughts about the shiny loonie! Thanks for creating and for making all of us smile!

lorik said...

Thanks for visiting Giggles. Sorry I must have forgotten to fill in the email before.. must have been too bedazzled by your work;) Will do it now.

Geckostone said...

Super fun post! I laughed when you said she conned you into opening the doors for her cuz I do that to Jeff all the time,lol!I love Sisters and the driving lady best but they are ALL wonderful!Thanks for your sweet comments!I love the quote too!

Natasha said...

Wow, you have been busy, I love Little germ!!

lorik said...

Petey looks just gorgeous on Mandarin Orange Monday! Thank you so much for sharing him:)

minnemie said...

You are SOOO prolific! I saw you little cute (signature) creature at MoM and he made me smile:-) Love all your gals in this post too!

Carol said...

I always love reading your post and seeing your art cause I know I'm going to smiling inside and out when I'm done :0)

cassandra said...

It was very entertaining:)

Visiting from MOM- hope you can stop by..

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/09/the-clown-fish.html

JKW said...

I love Petey and your gal pals. That's a good one, one of the chromosomes when loony. I have one like that too. Blessings, Janet, PPF

Viola said...

Hihi.. you have a great bit of humor!
;)

Lovely paintings, my favorite the last two! :)

Have a lovely day! :)

Viola said...

a great deal ;)

sorry, my English is not perfect..

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I loved being a part of 29 Faces in May! I am still working on a portrait journal that I started then. I love working on it. So many wonderful paintings to see today!!have fun finishing up September. :)

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! You are so funny - I know you must have been a fun mom while she was growing up ;) AND I totally get the coupon craze - I did it myself for about a year and had a TON of stuff hoarded - and gave a lot away too. But for me it was so time consuming, so I gave it up - for art! All comes full circle ;) xoxo

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