Friday, December 19, 2008


The move is official!! You can now find me and ALL my sassiness HERE! So come on over and share a pint with me. I'll be waiting!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

time for the unveiling!!

I am so proud to announce the new and improved Sassy Irish Lassie. I am still trying to figure out all the linking and stuff so bare with me while I iron out the rest of my pre-facelift wrinkles. Let me know what you think of the new look!

Friday, December 12, 2008

better late then never - giveaway day pente

Alright - today is the last and final day of Giveaway Palooza! Woo hoo!! Hope you all have been having as much fun as I have. I am so looking forward to picking all my winners next week!

For day five I am offering yet another fabulous 'techy' prize. Today you will have the chance to win Jabra A7010 Bluetooth Hub. Oooooo! Aaaaaaaah! I told you it was fabulous didn't I?? This handy hub is compatible with most standard corded desk phones and sets up in a snap. What better way to stay connected to your office phone without being plugged in!? Along with offereing you wireless freedom on your office or cell phone it also comes with features galore!! Here are some quick info facts:

 ** Go wireless on desk & cell phones
 ** Up to 33-foot wireless range
 ** Wide phone compatibility
 ** Easy set-up
 ** Supports MultiPoint™ technology
 ** Exceptional sound quality

This Bluetooth hub connects any Jabra Multiuse headset to your desk phone or Bluetooth mobile phone and is also compatible with most standard corded desk phones. Who wouldn't want this?? Come on... you know YOU do!!  So leave a comment, with your email, and you will be entered. It couldn't get any easier!! I will announce the winner next Friday. I will also be unveiling my new look next week so be sure to stop by to catch a glimpse of an all new lassie!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

who is ready for giveaway day vier?

Do your children suffer from the epidemic known to mothers and fathers alike as "whining"?? Do they complain about bed times? Getting up in the morning? Taking a bath? Are there days where their whining sends you running into the streets on the brink of insanity? Then do I have the book for you!!

January Jones, also know as the Whine Tester, had made it her mission to rid the world of whining, one book at a time. In her book, Thou Shalt Not Whine: The Eleventh Commandment: What We Whine About, Why We Do It and How to Stop, Jones uses humor to discuss the top ten things people and children whine about every day. She then goes one step further and offers over 100 different ways to deal with it! Jones addresses it all - from bad hair days to feeling fat - with a few slow drivers that won't merge in between.

I loved that I could relate to something in every chapter of the book. When Jones described the horror of shopping for a bathing suit as "worse then taking your mother-in-law to lunch" - she had me hooked! Don't even get me started on the chapter about Grandparents 'Top 10' whines about their children's parenting. I wanted to photo copy every page and mail it to MY parents!! (between snarkily snorting of course)

So now I am going to offer you a chance at happiness. A chance at a whine free life. In the spirit of keeping it simple all you have to do is leave a comment with your email and you will automatically be entered. I will announce the winner next Thursday! *FYI* - since the publisher will be mailing the book directly I can only extend this offer to those living in the US - sorry!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

giveaway numero trois

Hello faithful followers! It is now day three (technically day 4 if you count Sunday, but I'm not) of Giveaway Palooza! I love giving and am excited when I get to share with others. (kissing up BIG time I know) Up for grabs today is a Targus Notebook 90W AC Power Adaptor. Did I mention the retail value of this puppy?? No? Silly me. It is $105.00!! Woo hoo - now that is quite the catch! This power adaptor has 90 watts of continuous power, that's 115 watts of peak power my friends! The Universal Notebook AC Power Adapter is a portable, lightweight power supply for high-power notebooks and other mobile devices. If you have a notebook you can't live without this! Want to know all the nitty gritty about this amazingly awesome prize? here you go!

**** Quick Facts ****

Compatibility: Varied models of Averatec, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, IBM, Panasonic, Sony, Sotec, Toshiba, and Winbook

Compliance: RTCA Guideline/D0-160C and FCC Class B Compliant FCC, CE

Includes: 10 tips (S1, S2, S3, S4, S7, S12, S14, S31, S34 & S35)
3-foot AC input cord
6-foot DC output cord
Carrying pouch

Technical: Input: 100-230 Volts AC Output: Up to 90 Watts of continuous power

: Limited Two Year Warranty

Weight: 14.5 oz.

Since I am easy - wait I mean nice, yeah real nice, all you have to do to win this prize is leave a comment. I will pick a random winner a week from today. Oh! Don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you when you win. Good luck!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

tuesday tunage - another giveaway!

In honor of Giveaway Palooza, I have another music giveaway for you!! But first things first - my winner from last Tuesday. I used the all and mighty Random.Org to pick a lovely winner. Drum roll please..... and the winner is - silverhartgirl!! Congrats to you!

This week I have three CDs from the popular Celtic harpist Anne Roos. She combines the beauty of the harp with a hardcover CD book outlining the background of the music on each CD. This music is truly amazing! I have downloaded many of her songs to my iPod and love listening to it. It hits this lassie's Irish heart strings! Here is a quick summary of the three CDs I have.

Anne arranged and recorded a special Celtic wedding music CD called “Haste to the Wedding,” in direct response to the many requests she received from brides and grooms. “Haste to the Wedding” is popular with couples looking for romantic music to accompany their wedding festivities. It includes traditional Celtic music played on solo harp accompanied by an ensemble of traditional instruments. This CD is enclosed in a 48-page hardcover book containing vintage color images, Celtic toasts, blessings, legends, wedding traditions, and recipes.

Mermaids and Mariners” features traditional and original music of the sea, arranged by Anne for both solo Celtic Harp and harp within a small ensemble. The beautiful sea ballads and shanties are packaged inside a 24-page hardcover book containing a bounty of illustrations and tales about life at sea and the lost loves of those who sail on its waves and swim at its depths. Selections from this recording have been featured on United Airlines Inflight Music Service.

One of her earliest projects, “Through the Mist,” features original New Age flute and harp duets, with flutist David Blonski. This recording is enhanced with soothing environmental  sounds woven into the selections. This recording remains a favorite among massage therapists and yoga enthusiasts.

Once again I am going to make it easy for you to win one of these fabulous and truly amazing CDs. Just head over HERE, listen to some of the samples, pick your favorite and leave you choice in the comments with your email address. I will pick a winner next Tuesday and soon you too can enjoy some of my beautiful heritage.

Monday, December 08, 2008

giveaway day - numero uno

Since the season of Christmas is quickly approaching, I wanted to share some of my holiday love with you. So for the next week I will hosting "Giveaway Palooza!" Everyday will offer a new present. Just. For. You!

Feast your eyes on this piece of technological beauty. Since many states are instituting laws prohibiting talking on cell phones and driving I am offering all my loverlies a BRAND spankin' new Jabra Bluetooth BT8040 to keep you all safe and sound this holiday season. This Jabra has the radical no ear-hook design and has a retail value of $80.

**** Want more info?? Here are some some quick facts: *****

MultiPoint equipped — connects up to 8 devices, any 2 at once.

No-hook wearing style — includes 3 sizes of Jabra ear gels for a snug fit without an over-the-ear hook.

Up to 6 hours talktime — up to 200 hours of standby time.

Lightweight — weighs less than 10 grams

Supports Bluetooth 2.0 — includes a 10-meter range.

Easy pairing and operation — pairs automatically with your Bluetooth-enabled device and includes answer/end call, voice dialing*, last number redial*, reject a call*, call hold/call wait*, mute and quiet mode functionality.

Rechargeable battery — charge from AC power supply or PC with USB cable.

Cool right? You totally want one don't you?? Well, leave me a comment along with your email address and you could be the proud new owner!! Winners will be announced next Monday. Have I mentioned lately how much I love the season of giving? No? Well now you know!! Be sure to check back everyday this week for more gifts from this Sassy Lassie!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

i am in love

Have you ever instantly fallen in love ..... with a product? I am ashamed to say that I am a product junkie. I buy a product because I am wooed by it's pretty package and worldly promises, but when I get it home it - Lets. Me. Down. I know you can relate. So because of this problem I have drawers and cabinets full of once or twice used products. Sigh.... Hubby is not pleased.

So when I heard a lot of positive reviews about SkinCare RX  I decided to give it a try. I filled out a quick and simple survey and they developed a list of skin care products that work with my skin type and fit all the requirements I was looking for. Fabulous!!

Since this lassie has skin so fair and enjoys being outdoors, I am beginning to exhibit some, *gasp* wrinkles. Grandma O'Donnell was quite wrinkly so I know what is in my future. I decided to try Bioelements Sleepwear.  Swoon!! After one application my face was so soft (softer then a baby's bottom I might add) and looked noticeably different. Ok, that was just one night - will you hold up to the test of time?? I am happy to say that yes, Bioelements Sleepwear has passed the test! Hubby notices my new softness and I find myself always touching my new soft skin. 

Since I am hosting 'Giveaway Palooza' this week I thought I would kick off the week with a prize for everyone! SkinCare RX is offering all of my readers a $20 gift certificate! All you need to do is enter you name and email address and they will send you your gift certificate code. The email will come from the address '' with a subject line ' Free $20 Gift Certificate. This gift certificate will allow you to purchase products from any of their three websites -, &!

So go, shop and enjoy your gift! 

Saturday, December 06, 2008

photo hunt 139 - breakfast

Aaaah, the breakfast of champions! (or at least Grady's choice this morning) Grady loves his 'Cocoa Cops'. He cracks me up every time he asks for them. What? There is a fuzzy tail in the picture? Well for those of you with spectacular eye sight - yes that is one of our kitties tales in the picture. Grommet was stalking for some spilled milk. Can't blame him for trying!!

Be sure to check out all the other photo hunters HERE!! If you are playing along, add you link below and leave some comment luv!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

haiku friday - giveaway bonanza!!!

Haiku Friday

The season is here
To pass along some good cheer
To all my blog friends

I have lots to give
Prizes, books, music and more
Giveaways for all!

There will be something
For everyone I am sure
That I guarantee

A prize everyday
Keep those winter blues at bay
Some treats just for you!

So tune in next week
And win your self some cool treats
From this giving lass!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

tuesday tunage - part duex

In honor of Ann's Tunes on Tuesday, I decided to tag along and introduce you to some great female budding artists. While I am known to dabble in music on the dicey side, I am happy to say that this young girl band is fun and family friendly. Let me introduce you to Groovy Ruby! If you are looking for some fresh and upbeat music for you children - This. Is. It. My favorite summary phrase of the band is: "The Monkees and Beach Boys collide with the middle school".

In their sophmore CD, "Strong, Lovin', and Fun", the girls instantly grab you with their fun lyrics and toe tapping beats. I first listened to this CD in the car on my way to work. My mood was instantly uplifted and I found my self B-boppin' along to all their songs.  Groovy Ruby  songs have positive themes - think friendship, helping others, doing your best and making good choices. Uh, what parent doesn't want their kid listening to that? AND did you know they share the same hometown as the Jonas Brothers?? If that doesn't sell your kids right there I don't know what will!

Here is one of the songs from their album "Strong, Lovin', and Fun".

LOVE what you hear? GREAT! Cause I am offering you... YES YOU.... a chance to win their new CD. Just leave a comment below, with your email, and I will scientifically randomly pick a winner next Tuesday.  Good luck!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

A B C D E F G...

Here's Some Crap to Read About Me!

I stealthily stole this meme from Jiggety Jigg who originally shamelessly stole it from Decisionally Challenged. I mean, what is a meme if you don't have to secretly hijack it right? What?? That is not how a meme works? Darn!! I have been doing it wrong all along. Oh well!

A is for age: This lassie just celebrated her 35th birthday a week ago.

B is for burger of choice: Mmmm Cheeseburger! Add a little ketchup, mustard, special sauce and it is all good.

C is for the car I drive: 2004 Mazda 3. I had a totally kick ass car that my husband sold out from under me while I was at work one day... but I won't go there.

D is for your dog's name: Sophie aka: Sophinella or the Sophinator!

E is for essential item you use every day: Coffee maker and tooth brush.

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds.

G is for favorite game: Everyone say it with me....... SOCCER!!!

H is for home state: Ohio

I is for instruments you play: I am musically challenged, some may even say I have no musical ineptitude.

J is for favorite juice: Any juice mixed in an adult beverage.

K is for whose bum you'd like to kick: My MIL is first in line with a quick second being Hubby's ex-wife!

L is for last restaurant at which you ate: Balzac. The entire time I had to listen to Hubby comment on how it made him think of 'ballsack'.

M is for your favorite Muppet: I love Beaker and of course Statler and Waldorf.

N is for number of piercings: Right now only 5 have jewelry in them right now.

O is for overnight hospital stays: Only when my boys were born, though I refused to leave the hospital without Drake so I ended up sleeping at the hospital for almost two weeks.

P is for people you were with today: Lots of children and teachers at school/ work, my family and the excessively slow drivers in the newly fallen snow.

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: Read.

R is for biggest regret: Ooo, there are too many to list. Maybe being naive enough to worry about what people thought in High School. 

S is for status: Happily married to Hubby.

T is for time you woke up today: 5:10 and I only hit the snooze button once!

U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I am a skater and punk rock princess locked in the body of a mother and wife who is also a devote Christian.

V is for vegetable you love: Corn on the cob and asparagus.

W is for worst habit: Same as Jiggity -interrupting! The idea or thought pops in my head and there is no stopping the spewing.

X is for x-rays you've had: Just dental though I did have an MRI of my knee once.

Y is for yummy food you ate today: I am making chicken Parmesan for dinner. Yummmay!

Z is for zodiac: Scorpio. Yes, I am aware that I am the sexual sign of the zodiac - just don't tell hubby!!
Be sure to let me know if you steal this meme play along! I would love to read your answers.