Liebster Award! Yay! Awards!


Hi Friends,

I have some exciting news to share, the butter side down life was nominated for the Liebster Award! the butter side down life was nominated by PinotandPeeptoes: Daily essentials for an extraordinary life, she has a fun take on everything from makeup, recipes, diets and so much more, thank you for the nomination!


This award is for new bloggers who don’t have tons of hundreds of followers. It’s great for learning about and discovering new blogs.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Display the award.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers with 10 new questions.
  4. Answer the questions
  5. Notify the Nominees

Here are my Questions.

1. What is your favorite animal (can be a pet or something more exotic)?

Sloths, I think they are adorable and they just seem like they don’t care about anything going on around them and I love it. sloth
2. What do you love about where you live?

I have to say I love the convenience of where I live. We are less then an hour from the city, close to a beach, and there are fabulous, delicious restaurants every where you turn!
3. What is something you’re grateful for?

I am grateful for every morning I get up and take a breath.

4. What food do you make the best (cereal and milk count!)

I think I rock Mexican, Tex-Mex food! (paired with a margarita)

5. If you could meet one person, who would it be?

Jane Austin, I think she would be fascinating to chat with.

6. If you could only pick one thing to play up: Lips, eyes, or hair?

My eyes, I think if they look good everything else follows.

7. What is your favorite season?

It’s a tough call between Summer and Fall, but I might go with Fall because I love everything Pumpkin.

When it’s fall and you want to celebrate exciting things like awards you can drink pumpkin martini’s!

8. Why did you start your blog?

I started this blog for two reasons. The first is that every time I try to find something similar to what I am dealing with health wise I find nothing, and I don’t think I’m the only one going through it and I can’t be the only looking for others experiences so Ill put mine out there. Second was that if I had even a penny for every time someone said to me “only you” while shaking their heads I might be able to pay my student loans back, so I figured I would share, it makes me laugh, maybe it will make someone else laugh!

9. What is most important to you in life?

Right now its Husband, even though he never gets called by his actual name.


10. What would you like to be remembered for?

I’d like to be remembered for my laugh, because that would mean that’s what you heard the most and we must have been having a good time!

Questions for you:

What’s your favorite color?

If you could host a show on TV now what would it be?

If you could pick an age to stop ageing at what would it be?

Who encourages your blogging the most?

Whats one movie you watch over and over again?

Who would play you in your life movie?

What would you do if you couldn’t fail?

If you didn’t have to work, would you?

What makes you laugh the most?’

Cake or Ice cream?

I nominate:




Food Karma


Kims Blog

Flamingo Monroe

Beer Hunter 365

One Found Seven

The Visible Crown

Have fun!! Thanks again!
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Budget Shumdget

I’ve been trying to come to terms with the word “BUDGET” for years. Husband is all about “BUDGET” “were those shoes on the budget? Was that trip to target on the budget…blah… blah… blah BUDGET?!”


As you can tell by my fabulous attitude, I have not come to terms with a real BUDGET, and I know that I should, I have student loans, credit cards, rent and trying to save money and that all gets done and paid when you stick to budget. I’m working on it and maybe I will figure it out one day, but instead I have found ways to justify what I spend and some ways to save, and even get some money back, so I don’t feel bad about it.

… and how much I saved…

I am in no ways a financial adviser or someone you should look to on how to stick to a budget, but I do fancy myself a master at saving money on things I want to buy so that I can reason that I must get it, and these are some of my resources!

  • Ebates
    This is great for online shopping!! Most stores you go to are on the site and they give you anywhere from 10% to 2% cash back on what you buy, they even have promo codes and coupons for a lot of the stores. Their customer service is usually pretty great too, if for some reason your cash doesn’t show up just email them and they will fix it. You also get cash for referring people so her you go friends Try Ebates!
It doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up! Plus the dress was on sale and I had free shipping, I’ll take it!
  • E-Rewards
    This is a little more work, but it’s not too bad. You take surveys and get points for each survey then you turn your points in for rewards, I usually turn mine in for American Eagle, iTunes or Starbucks gift card, but they have a ton of gift cards even frequent flyer miles. Sometimes you get half way through a survey and they say you don’t qualify so you get twenty-five cents which is annoying, but like I said its a little more work.  Yay Surveys
  • Ibotta
    So far this one is my least favorite because it is too much work, but cash back on things you need to buy is better than nothing. Its more for groceries, sometimes beauty and wellness things. Using the app you look through the store you went to and what rebates are available, then you have to take a poll or watch a short video to open them, then you scan the product, then once you have done that for all your rebates you take a picture of your receipt.It’s pretty confusing the first time you use it, like I said it’s not my favorite, but sometimes cash back is cash back!
    Be one of My Ibotta Team Mates referral code ehdnbtn.
This one is taking me a little while to build up, but $4 is better than no dollars!
This one is taking me a little while to build up, but $4 is better than no dollars!

I do get a some perks if you use my links for Ebates and Ibotta, I’m not sure if there is a referral program for e-rewards, but if you do sign up share with your friends and you will get some of the perks too!

Its basically empty inside, but I saved an extra 20% on it!

Coupons and Discount Codes

If you are shopping online the place to go to before you check out isRetail Me Not I feel that most people know about this but I wanted to share anyways, they have tons of promo codes usually.

Cartwheel from Target, is wonderful if you shop at Target download the app. Sometimes the savings are 5% and its like thirty cents off your bill, but sometimes they have 20% of clearance shoes and clothes, and that is very exciting to me!!! You can look through the offers or when you are about to go in the check out line just scan what ever you got and it will let you know if there is a coupon.

Saving money and getting cash back make me feel a little better about what I am buying, but I probably should start listening to all this budget talk.
Feel free to share your ideas!

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