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Bunco Hosting Gift

Hi y’all!

Just thought I would share with you a super cute thing that Laura did at our Christmas Bunco party!  When the party was over and we were all getting ready to leave, she had this box that she passed around full of candy canes and taped to them were lottery tickets.  I think there was a winner of $2 but we all were so excited to do the scratch off!  What a cute idea Laura!

Tip from our site:

Give the members of your bunco group something to remember your party by.  Bunco Game Shop provides all kinds of fun bunco party gifts and prizes to really spice up your party.  Pick up some of these cheap bunco gifts and have at least 1 prize on-hand to give to every member of your bunco party.  Check out our bunco dice jewelry for other great bunco prize ideas!

So I had 5 helicopter mechanics from my husband’s work over for dinner last night.  I went to Costco and got all kinds of stuff to feed these guys AND baked chocolate chip cookies!  NOT from the package…I actually used my mixer and they turned out so good!  The guys worked late so we didn’t end up eating until about 7:45.  I started drinking wine at about 4:30ish so…..needless to say…I’m feeling like crap!  The guys didn’t leave until about midnight.  It was a good Thursday night!  I LOVED all the testosterone in my house!!! That’s just me.  🙂  I like manly men….the rugged kind…you know.

I had 2 cookies right when I woke up…not sure how that’s going to allow me to fit into the hot sexy outfit I have picked out for the company Christmas party…we shall see!

Happy Friday!!! Someone….Please comment on the blog!!!!  🙂

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Free Bunco Buddies Christmas Ornament!

Hi there!  Bunco Betty here….just had to share this fantastic opportunity to get a FREE Bunco Ornament!!  Check it out below!

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Christmas Bunco Party!!

Hey everyone!

So, our Christmas Bunco party at Laura’s went so well!  She decorated so fabulously!  Here’s some pics~

After we had a round or two of bunco and filled our bellies with delicious food and alcohol, we had our gift exchange!  I have to say there were some pretty cool presents!  Nothing naughty this year.  🙂  I think everyone was excited about their gift.

Of course we played a couple rounds of LCR and the newest members were the winners!  That always seems to happen.  🙂  I won at bunco after a tie roll-off, so I was pretty stoked about that!  Our ante for Bunco was $10 and the gift exchange limit was $15, then $3 each game of LCR, so I was happy to be coming home with some money.

Today is the Bunco Betty Giveaway and I think I’m going to wait until a little later today to pick the winner.  I want to see how many are excited to possibly win the Bunco Buddies Ceramic Ornament.  It’s SO cute and belongs on every bunco player’s Christmas tree.

This past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic for me.  I’m trying to get the Calendars done for the Grandparents, and Costco’s website is pissing me off!  I worked on it last night and almost had perfection, when the damn computer froze!  I hit the “refresh” button and it lost EVERYTHING!!!!  I am almost done with addressing the Christmas cards and hope to get them mailed out today.

Tonight I am going with my mom to the Avon Christmas party.  Should be fun…I get to dress up!  🙂  Then this weekend my Husband and I are going to his company’s Christmas party and staying in a Hotel Downtown…that will be a drunken fun getaway too!  I see vodka in my future…yes, lots of vodka and having a hotel room with NO kids!  🙂
I’ll have to tell you how that goes.  🙂

Have a fabulous day you bunco babes!  Don’t forget to tell your friends about Bunco Game Shop and how freakin awesome we are!

Hugs!

Bunco Betty!

I would love to see your Christmas Bunco Pics!  Feel free to post them to our Facebook page here!

 

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Sex Toy Store and Food Truck Rally

Wow, I’ve been slacking on blogging.  Things have been pretty normal around here.  I’m up early on Saturday because I have to go Kickboxing.  I have missed some classes and I really need to go.  Also, we are getting our tree today!  The kids are so excited!!!

This evening is my bunco night at Laura’s house!  YAY!  Going to be a great time!  There’s a gift exchange too….looks like I have to make a trip to the sex toy shop!  LOL one year I did that!  I got a couple little things, nothing too crazy, just some fun things and made up a little gift bag.  I think that was the year everyone really found out who I was.  :o)

I think I should do that again!  I’ll have to let you know what I come up with when I go shopping.

So last night I experienced the ultimate Idaho event…. the Food Truck Rally!

Food Truck Rally

Seriously…it was kinda cool.  We bundled everyone up and headed out.  Santa was there….the kids didn’t like him at all.  There was live music and a row of food trucks to chose from for dinner.   I guess you have to experience it once…right?

What are your plans for the weekend?

Chat later…

Bunco Betty!

 

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Funny bunco story and free bunco stuff!

Good morning my friends!

So, It’s been a while since I posted a blog because of technical difficulties and my pure frustration with my computer!  I don’t know how many times I tried to post a blog yesterday and last night but every time I clicked the publish button, it would crash!  So….I gave up on the Monday blog.  Probably wasn’t good enough to post.  😉

I don’t know about your city, but it’s freakin cold outside!!  It makes me want to sing “Baby, it’s Cold Outside”.  I love that song!

I wanted to share a funny Bunco story with you that someone emailed into us about their bunco group…check it out!  Talking about men loving the game….

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Hi
Just a quick note to let you know about our funny group!…. About three years ago I was put in charge of an employee’s graduation from college/ going away party.   Everyone was reluctant to attend, I said “bring 5 dollars and a side dish and you might win 60!!!”   They all asked what we were going to do and i didnt tell!!! (because a few years before i tried to start a bunco group and they all poo-poo’d it as a ‘girl party’).  But this time i tricked them and EVERYONE showed up 6 men, 6 women….we had it on the back porch, had a huge pot luck!  Since then for every birthday or company party we play BUNCO! They REQUEST BUNCO in lieu of gifts! THE men are the most excited!  Now the surprising thing, ages have ranged from 19 to 74!!  This Christmas all the employees have now become 21 and are excited to incorporate beer into dinner! HA HA   And now our BUNCO employee Christmas party has attracted the attention of my husband’s employees as well and we are combining them!!!  24 employees that we usually spend 20-50 dollars on each will make some NICE prizes!!!  And our ‘traveling’ bunko is a popular kids tv show character (a guinea pig wearing a cape named Lenny) and I call the possessor of Lenny “Lenny’s mama”  the boys love saying they are Lenny’s mama and having it ‘flown’ over to them!!!  He is so popular that they always want to keep Lenny instead of the prize!  I am hoping to have some iPods and kindles for this weekend’s prizes….
Heidi

Sent from the tiny typewriter in my phone.

I love hearing stories like this one!  Super fun!

I wanted to remind everyone that you can get free stuff from the website!  Don’t forget to check it out here.  Also, Bunco Betty’s 20% off coupon is still good!  🙂  Just put buncobetty as your coupon code when you check out.

I would love to hear some fun stories from you gals about your bunco nights.  I’ve heard of couples bunco before, but my group hasn’t tried it yet.

Here’s a funny invitation from one of our bunco gals.  She’s the one who makes the fantastic Cosmos that seems to bring out the best in us.  ;0)

It’s that time again. You know the drill. Bring an appetizer if you like. Wear your most casual attire, including, but not limited to, sweats, jammies, slippers … whatever.

$10 seems to be the standard Bunco pot … so we will roll with that. Also, bring as much scratch as you want to loose for LRC @ $3/round.

There will be beer, cheap wine, vodka and whatever else is on site that day. I can do Cosmos again, but I am not responsible for hangovers, sharts, or amnesia.

We might have a 9-year old “ghost player” since my husband decided to split town during Bunco week. Rest assured I will make his life a living-hell for the inconvenience. Nobody f’s with Bunco night!

Cindy….I believe you have the Bunco “bag”. Some impaired person left it in your car last month….imagine that.

See you girls next week.

Terrie

Not sure exactly what I’m going to do today.  I had my workout, got my son off to school and need to go grocery shopping.  Oh yeah…I also have to dust the blinds today.  ICK!

Chat with you all later!

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Christmas Bunco Theme

Hello readers!!

For some reason my husband FINALLY decided to exercise with me 3 days a week starting Monday!  I am excited!  We have to do a manly workout, so P90X it is!  I have been trying to get him to workout with me for years and it’s finally time!!  Of course he’s not overweight at all, but pushing 40 is getting him to re-evaluate things.  He was in the Army, so he swore that when he didn’t HAVE to run or workout, that he wouldn’t.  I guess we can say thank you to us getting older!  🙂  He’s a stud as it is, but adding a little P90X is going to blow his mind!  Anyone tried it?  I graduated the P90X program a couple years ago and it was great!  I was in SUCH good shape, but it’s not a weight loss program…just a “get into the best shape of your life” program.

As far as the rest of the week, I have been trying to do things for the school and running around trying to get some Christmas shopping done.  This time of year is crazy!  I did a bad thing and ate some pie…yes…I ate some pie!!!  Trying to eat healthy sucks.  That’s all I have to say.

So I was tweeting some bunco gals and one of them just got done with her bunco party which was an Ugly Christmas Sweater Bunco Party!  So cute!  So I decided to let you babes know that I am looking forward to one of you to take on the task and PLEASE share pictures on our Facebook page!  I love that idea!

Here’s what you can do:

Find the ugliest Christmas sweater that might be collecting dust in your closet that a family member made you or thought you would look good in…or you can go thrift store shopping and find some there.  I’m thinking that would be your best bet!  Also you can add the idea of funky Christmas socks or hats as well.

Don’t forget fun and wacky Ugly Christmas Sweater Bunco appetizer ideas!

Get some gingerbread man cookies and dress them in an ugly Christmas sweater using colored icing and sprinkles. Have some fruitcake and please, don’t forget the red and green jello shots!

Also if you want a cute gift for the winner, you can check out the Bunco Christmas ornaments here.

I am off to do some more shopping!

Hugs everyone!!

Bunco Betty 😉

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All about Bunco & my Monday :)

Today has been fabulous!  I had my workout this morning and LOVED it!  Day 1 of Burn it Up with Debbie Siebers.  The one who burns your booty like you wouldn’t believe with her crazy leg lifts!  Then the kids went off to school which had me enjoying the quiet house…ahhhhhhh (that’s my sigh).

Then I did some Christmas/grocery shopping.  It is so easy to spend a bundle at Christmas time…sheesh!  Then the sexy man put most of the Christmas lights up until it got dark and then we were off to Mom’s house for dinner.  She made Turkey and Dumplings….SO YUMMY! (that’s me yelling…in a happy way)

Ok, so this next part isn’t so good…my son was saying he had a tummy ache and as soon as he got out of the car when we pulled into the garage he threw up all over the garage floor and it splattered all over his shoes and pants and my shoes and pants.  Poor baby!  The funny thing is he was excited to sleep on the floor in the kitchen.  Ok, sounds weird but after one special Valentine’s dinner out with the family, both my kids ended up throwing up at the same time!  Not just once, it was about every 20 minutes and they were taking turns!  After awhile of shampooing carpets in each of their rooms and going through tons of blankets, I decided that it was easier to clean up chunks (sorry to be gross) if they camped out in the kitchen on the hardwood floors.  That was probably the best idea I have ever had!  So we ended up doing just that and about 7am they both stopped throwing up.  I didn’t sleep a wink, but the clean up was way easier!  Even though this was a few years ago, they both still remember and think it’s cool to be sick and sleep in the kitchen.  Glad to be a fun mom! 🙂

So right now my son is sleeping on the kitchen floor.  He hasn’t thrown up again, so I will put him in his bed when I go to sleep and I will cross my fingers to make it through the night.

So I leave you with that and then below you will find some kick-ass bunco information you might need to get started with your bunco game.  🙂

Getting started ideas

  • Invite 12 friends to join your new bunco group
  • Pick a date and time for your first party (each of the 12 players will take turns hosting a bunco party throughout the year).
  • Type up a roster with all of the player’s names, contact information, and the month and date each individual will host a party.
  • Plan your menu and beverages. Our group does potluck, that way not only one person is in charge of feeding 12 women. 🙂
  • Set up 3 tables with 4 seats each
  • Explain the bunco game rules when everyone arrives on the first night and enjoy!

I’m picking the winner tomorrow (Tuesday) so keep your eyes open!!

Bunco Betty

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Smoked Salmon Dip & Bunco Betty’s giveaway!

Hey you lovely ladies!  I wonder if there are any guys that come across my blog…maybe I should not always say hello to the ladies…what do you think?

Holy cow! Today I stayed in bed with the handsome stud way too long!  After my shopping last night I felt I was well deserved of a sleep-in Friday morning.  I love it when he is home!

I have done absolutely NO homework with the kids this whole break!  I’m supposed to be making my 2nd grader read everyday but when time off of school is this long, I just really don’t have the energy.  I think I’m a bad mom…maybe just one that is a little too chaotic to actually stop and organize the day for the kids.  I really need to work on that.  You know, when I put everything down on a list things seem to get done and go smoothly.  I need to make a list and stick with it!

I hear a couple of bunco babes are having bunco tonight!  CHEERS!  Happy ROLLING!! I love my followers!

Tomorrow we are going to our first Boise State game on the Blue!  The kiddos are SO happy!  I will be taking some pictures and I’ll post a couple for you to see.  🙂

My Fan of the Week giveaway has been going good!  Let me know if you have some ideas from the website that might be an ideal giveaway item.  I would love some feedback.   Also, don’t forget that I have a 20% coupon you can still use!  All you need to do is put buncobetty in the coupon code at checkout!

I shall share another fab recipe with you for your upcoming bunco party or just any night you want a fab dish to serve.

If you like smoked salmon…you will love this recipe!

My hubby went on a trip to Alaska and brought home lots of Salmon…so we found this to use the left over smoked salmon we had.

Ingredients:

8oz cream cheese (room temperature)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced

Directions:

Cream the cheese in an electric mixer until just smooth.  Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt and pepper and mix.  Add the smoked salmon and mix well.  Chill and serve with crackers.

SO yummy!  We made a big batch of this and took it on the boat this summer with some Ritz crackers.  🙂  By the way, I don’t like salmon, but I loved this dip because it’s used with smoked salmon.

Happy Friday everyone!

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HOLY Black Friday!

Hey bunco babes..my lovely readers…
I am hoping you have survived Thanksgiving and there wasn’t too much family drama. 🙂 Fortunately, I don’t have to deal with family drama. I have a Mother-in-Law who loves me…although I must say her OCD gets to me every now and then, which is ok, through the past 11 years I have learned to just take a deep breath and go on my way. She is great and I am lucky that she loves me so much!

It was my first shot at making the dressing…not making it out of a box and it turned out yummy. I really don’t cook or bake so it’s kind of scary when I try something new. I was relieved at how easy it was. All the food was yummy and everyone had a great time. My kids on the other hand have been home for 7 days straight and are driving me C R A Z Y! They both have war wounds from fighting constantly and bounce off the freakin walls!!

I didn’t drink as much as I usually would have today since I was going to put my big girl panties on and try to face Black Friday. Wow is all I have to say. Thinking Boise, Idaho would be a semi-safe city to try Black Friday for the first time but there is still so many crazy shoppers out there! It was everything I imagined it would be and NEVER AGAIN! Of course, I chose Walmart to go to…there were police officers, frantic women AND men! LOTS of children (which in my opinion should be banned) and even tons of grandparents! I personally don’t think it was worth it for me, but I do know people who always shop Black Friday and come out of it happy.
What do you think of Black Friday? DO TELL! I’m interested. By the way I bought NOTHING! But I was with a great friend who got some good deals. 🙂 And she also put her life on the line for me by standing in a parking space so 2 other people didn’t steal it. LOL
A very interesting night indeed…now it’s been too long since I’ve stuffed myself…I feel the need to eat again!

I am So loving my bunco babe followers on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you so much for all of your support! Keep it comin ladies! I’m counting down the days until my next bunco night on December 10th! Thanks for the comment KT!! Much love!!
I’m off to bed!

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20% off Bunco coupon and Hot Apple Pie Cocktail!!

Hey there ladies!!
I want to share this recipe with you that my friend made.  (Chris, if you are reading this, thanks for introducing me to Tuaca!)
This is so delicious and makes a perfect fall cocktail. Tuaca is an Italian liqueur and when combined with hot apple cider, it is extremely comforting and soothing.
Perfect for a cold bunco evening or just a night for yourself after the kids are in bed. 😉

Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Tuaca
  • hot apple cider
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon stick for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Pour the Tuaca in an Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot apple cider.
  3. Top with whipped cream.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

So today I was successful at going through both of my kids’ rooms with a big trash bag and a large bin for toys to donate.  YES!  Much needed clean-out.  I try to do this every year about this time just before Christmas.  Such a good feeling to have their rooms organized and cleaned out.  Let’s just see how long it takes for them to have crap everywhere again.

I have my vodka drink in hand and I am pretty happy about this Monday.

I got my workout done this morning.  It was great!  I’ve been doing Slim in 6 again…it’s a Beachbody workout.  I lost 67lbs doing it after my son was born.  Yes, I was a pig…182 pounds to be exact.  At that time I was working with all men and they brought me food constantly and made sure I was eating for 2 during my pregnancy.  Little did I know, you don’t give birth to the baby and push out all that extra weight before you leave the hospital.  I wish it worked that way.  Long story short, I’m always trying to stay fit….still fighting belly fat.  Stupid belly fat!  I remember the days before children and before my 30’s when life was so much easier.

If you want a bunco coupon…I got it for you!!!  All you have to do is go to www.buncogameshop.com place an order and in the coupon code just use buncobetty.  It’s 20% off!  YAY!  I can’t wait to see if you ladies use it!  PLEASE use it!  🙂

My handsome hubby and my son are watching Monday Night Football and I’m about to join them.  😉

Until next time ladies!

MUAH!  (that’s me blowing you kisses!)

~Bunco Betty