Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We looked into clear 4g reviews and ended up upgrading our service. I have learned about this great new website that has really sparked my interest. It is called Miller’s Antiques. I love antiques and often buy, sell, and trade. When people ask me what I collect , I tell them anything and everything old. Of course, I have some of my favorite things like estate jewelry, china, and vintage linens, but I also like a lot of other things. The cool thing about this website is that it has a free huge glossary with thousands of entries. Anything that you want to know about antiques you can find on the sites. Over the last couple of days, I have been making an effort to start reading through it. I haven’t even made it through the “A’s” yet, but I have learned a lot already. I told my parents about the site. The have started using it and like it to. It is really broadening my knowledge base about antiques. I feel like a much more confident collector now!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We had our Sunday school program
We went to Joel's first band concert.
We also had a bit of mischievousness
that is what is happening here in a nut shell.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A slight panic built in her chest. She knew she could fall at any minute, but it wasn’t enough. Brie kicked off her Dolce Vita thong sandals into the ocean, watching them drift away. She wanted to disappear with them.
She focused on the single square foot beneath her feet, reliving everything James’ had said to her. The whole story was the opposite of what she had seen of James her entire life. A James that was open and honest? It was unbelievable.
Brie let go of the railing slowly, balancing delicately on her toes. Her body ached, but Brie couldn’t tell if it was because she was scared or because she was just now learning about all the things Milena had taken from her. She could have had a father growing up. She could have a father somewhere out there that she’d never met. Either way, it was another loss, like losing a parent all over again.
Brie stared at the sky dotted with stars, pretending she was floating above water. The boat churned underneath her, and then it hit her—wooziness.
She felt her toes slipping and reached for the railing, but she was already falling. She screamed, but no one came to her rescue; her hollow voice was swallowed by the waves rushing underneath her. The jarring impact with the ocean knocked the wind out of her, and the sky, water, and boat faded as she submerged into blackness.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash BrownsWake up your taste buds with the bold, robust flavor of Southwestern Style. Like our Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, our Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns start with fresh, never frozen potatoes. The bold southwest flavors of onion, green and red peppers, jalapeños, and spices deliver just the right amount of heat to wake up your taste buds.
Disclaimer: I received a free product to complete the review. All opinions are 100% my own!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|photo credit: irenew.com|
I was generously sent two iRenew bracelets, in two different styles. One is the orange iRenew Sport Bracelet. The other is the black with silver clasp and logo on it.
iRenew bracelets are infused with Selective Frequency Resonance technology which makes them different from every other wristband on the market. The bracelets are made using Selective Frequency Resonance ™ technology. IRenew products may promote balance, endurance and strength when worn. Unlike other companies out there, iRenew doesn’t use magnets and extra metal that is uncomfortable while working out and playing sports.
iRenew Bracelets Are Waterproof And Comfortable Unlike Other Wristbands
iRenew bracelets are made with a 100% silicone band and durable stainless steel clasp. iRenew bracelets can get wet and be worn anywhere. iRenew bracelets are available with a black or white iRenew band and the stainless steel clasp makes the bracelet elegant enough for any attire or event. iRenew bracelets are comfortable, not heavy like other wristbands either, so iRenew bracelets won't slow you down.
My review: I hate to say that I was very skeptical about this product, so I was very interested in putting it to the test. I have to admit I do like the bracelets!! I did not even share the two I recieved with my darling husband. I am keeping them BOTH for me. The black bracelet is sleek and fashionable. It matches every out fit I have, from simple jeans with boots or the little black dress worn to all the holiday parties. The orange Sports Bracelet is just sassy and funky enough to be cute and inspiring when I am sweating like a pig during my workouts to keep me going.
I have noticed that my mental checklists are easier to remember while wearing this product. I also have not taken one slip and fall on the ice yet this winter. I usually have fallen and bruised my large .........ego by this time of year. I am not sure that that is due to this bracelet or not but I am going to keep wearing mine.
Disclaimer: I was sent two iRenew bracelets to do this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sign up and receive your free Official State of Alaska Vacation Planner.
I plan to supplement the boys education a little during the holiday break by studying weather. Since the UP of Michigan's and Alaska weather a bit similar I am going to order a free Alaska State Planner. We will use it to explore likenesses and difference in our weather and climates.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
So here is my list of daily goals, with a bit of explaination with some of them.
1. walk/exercise at least 20 minutes.
2. clean/work on my part time job.
3. cook something-whether it is our big meal of the day, remaking leftovers, batch cooking or working on goodies for gift baskets for the holidays or birthdays.
4. clean/organize at home for at least 20 minutes.
5. work on basement a little bit.
6. plan for 20 minutes-if it is budgeting, or meal planning, trip planning, you get the idea.
7. read God's word for at least 20 minutes.
8. blog or work on blog materials.
10. Study. I am taking courses to become a medical transcriptionist.
there is my list, so far today I am doing pretty well.
How do you keep yourself on track? Do you have a goal list?
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday - Hot Dogs, Christmas program at school.
Wednesday - Chicken Corden Bleu served with a green salad
Thursday - Ham steak, baked potato, candied carrots.
Friday - Homemade pizza.
Saturday - Out, I am thinking at Applebees.
Sunday - At DMIL's house.
that is it for us. For more yummy menus hop over to orgjunkie.com
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Remember to enter my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Eden Fantasys gift certificate valued at $25.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Don't forget to enter my other to contests that are still going.
12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Eden Fantasys gift certificate valued at $25.
If you did not realize it is the first of December, it is officially the holiday season. With everything that has to be done before the big Christmas day celebration, the cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, band concerts, plays and recitals of every different sort. We need to remember to take a little time out ourselves to be pampered.
Floating hearts – candle
I can imagine a great way to relax is to put on some soft music light these elegant floating candles, shut off the lights and sink in to a tub filled with hot water. While you are soaking in the tub let go of all the hustle and bustle of the mad shopping season.
Good clean love gift set – oil
Eden Fantastys is an online store that sells Sex Toys but the do sell a lot of other type of products also. They have candles, lingerie, massage oil, etc. One of my favorite ways to relax is to get and give a good massage. They sell massage oils in every scent a person/couple could ever dream of.
Thanks to Eden Fantasys one lucky reader has a change to win a gift certificate valued up to $25. So you can choose what ever product from Eden Fantasys will help pamper yourself this holiday season. Or will you use it to purchase a gift for a loved one. The choice is yours and they will ship internationally.
To enter the giveaway, you must be at least 18 years of age. The first entry is to be a public follow of Picking Up the Pennies and leave comment stating so.
Second entry go to EdenFantasys.com and pick out a product you'd like to order and put your choice in the comment section here.
This contest will end on December 16, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.
Thank you for entering and good luck. Make sure you leave your email in the comment section so I can reach you, if you are the luck winner.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Well, we all know that getting kids to brush their teeth two times a day can be anything but a day at the beach. The strong taste of ordinary toothpaste can have even the best of us running to hide under our covers!
With Dr. Janelle Holden's new Banilla Bling, brushing your teeth is as fun as eating a vanilla ice cream cone! Banilla Bling packs the sweet flavor of vanilla ice cream into a healthy fluoride toothpaste which contains no Saccharin or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Kids absolutely love the taste and parents love dentist approved cavity fighting. ALL TANNER'S TASTY PASTE TOOTHPASTES CONTAIN A 15% XYLITOL SOLUTION!
I was sent the three flavors Tanner's Tasty Paste in return for my honest opinion of the product. The first one my family and I tried was the Banilla Bling Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor, we were all in agreement that tooth paste is where Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor belonged. We all loved it!
The next flavor we tried was the Baby Bling Vanilla Ice Cream that is safe to swallow. It was very tastey also! Lastly we tried the Cha Cha Chocolate Ice Cream Flavor, and of course it was just to die for. Who thought tooth paste with all natural ingredents could be so yummy and a treat for kids to brush their teeth.
Would I recommend it to a friend, truth be told, I already have.
Buy it at tannerstasteypaste.com for $6 a tube.
Win it here. Tanner's Tastey Toothpaste is going to send one (1) of my lucky readers a complete set of their toothpastes. U.S resident only. Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST, on December 2.
To enter be a public follower of Picking Up the Pennies and leave a comment stating so.
Second entry tell me what flavor you would like to try.
Disclaimer: I received Tanner's Tastey Paste to complete my review. All opinions are 100% mine.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Product Information: From the website:
Hot Wheels Video Racer micro camera cars
- Built-in video camera can record up to 12 minutes of footage at 30 frames per second
- Includes clip and straps to attach to bikes, helmets, skateboards, and more!
- Features a built-in LCD screen to immediately view the racing action
- Edit your favorite moments using Hot Wheels Video Racer software
- Not for use with some Hot Wheels sets
The second product is the
Matchbox Smokey The Fire Truck feature
- Smokey is a real working fire truck brought to life
- This interactive buddy talks, tells jokes, eats, exercises and sings
- Smokey is a freewheeling friend is complete with movable hoses that spray water mist
- Features expandable ladders and sensors that respond to the child’s movements
- Kids will love interacting with their new friend
Disclaimer: I recieved the Matchbox Smokey The Fire Truck and Hot Wheels Video Racer from Mattel to review. I was paid nothing. All opinions are 100% mine.
Tips and Toes Kit
Fingers and toes need a little love? This amazing collection of rich creams and softening butters will do the trick. Seriously softening and happily hydrating. Your fingers and toes will thank you.
• Softens skin with butters and rich creams
- Almond Milk Hand Creme (0.25 oz)
- Hand Salve (0.3 oz)
- Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Hand Creme (0.75 oz)
- Coconut Foot Creme (0.75 oz)
- Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (0.3 oz)
- Replenishing Lip Balm (0.15 oz)
Before this review, I had heard of Burt's Bees products but never tried them. Now I am wondering why. I received this little package of various products to try. I am in love. Joel keeps the lip balm in his back pack, during the fall and winter he gets really dry lips. The lip balm has prevented him from getting really dry chapped lips.
I used the hand salve and hand lotion. I work in a kitchen baking and cooking, so my hands are continually in and out of dish water. I get dry hands and these products soothed my dry scaly hand instantly and made them feel nice and soft.
I would recommend this to everyone! I am thinking of purchasing additional Burt's Bees product for stocking stuffers aslo generic gifts for teachers, Sunday school teachers and bus drivers.
Win it: One lucky reader will win a Burt's Bees Tips and Toes gift sets.
To enter you must be a public follower of Picking Up the Pennies and left a comment.
Second entry, go to Burtsbees.com and pick your favorite product and leave a comment here.
contest is open to US residents only and you must be over 18 years of age. You MUST leave your email in ALL comments or you will forfuit your prize.
Good luck. This contest will end at 11:59 EST on November 29, 2011.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Band-Aid Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Collector's Series Tin are available at Amazon.com
Special thanks to www.Smiley360.com for providing me a free sample of Mickey Mouse BAND-AID Limited Edition Collector's Tin. All opinions are 100% mine.
These weeks are just flying by! I am going to have to do a few holiday posts before long.
This week is a wacky week: I work one day, the boys have school two days, Dave has to work 3 days. Then there is Thanksgiving and hunting.
So this is the plan, and hopefully I will be able to stick to it.
Monday - DH is gone, Boys corndogs, me leftover chili
Tuesday - Spaghetti and garlic Texas Toast.
Wednesday - Hot Dogs
Thursday - Turkey with all the trimmings
Friday - Sunday - Turkey sandwiches.
For more yummy menus hop over to Orgjunkie.comhttp://orgjunkie.com/2011/11/menu-plan-monday-nov-2111-thanksgiving-desserts.html
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I have always enjoyed candles and always relax with a new scent in the air. And it is a massage candle, we can help each other relax.
I like to explore different websites on line, I often find things you would not expect to find on certain website. edenfantasys.com the adult toy store is one of those sights. I love searching through their collection of candles. I love the fragrance of orchids.
This post was sponsored by EdenFantasys.com.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Babies vs. Puppies.
Yes it is true we all gush over cute cuddly babies, whether it is human or dog babies. The age old question is about to finally be answered on the website: Puppies vs. Babies online contest
I strongly urge all my readers to go put your vote in the contest. Let your voice be heard!!
Human babies- got my vote for sure! People plant a seed and wait for 9 months thinking about every details of their baby: boy or girl; brown eyes or blue; 10 fingers and toes. Just the perfect name. We fretted long and hard over the names we chose the entire nine months then the wait was over. Labor and delivery pain agony then you finally get to met that special baby. My most favorite memories are seeing my sweet babies smiling in photos. Photo after photo-my vote goes to the babies!
Look at this photo of my baby niece, tell me any puppy is cuter then this!
Dog babies-puppies The come into the world so little and eyes closed so cute and stinky! They can’t see and bare as in no hair little rat looking things.
Ok, so both babies and puppies are cute. But really who can say a dog is cuter then a baby!?
Please go to:
Puppies vs. Babies online contest and vote, then come back here to plead your case in the comment area.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
How do we know if we are actually getting the recommended daily fiber intake? The American Dietetic Association recommends getting between 25-38 grams of fiber each day. Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Supplements, along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fiber rich foods, will help you achieve your daily fiber goal.
- 38 grams for men under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
- 30 grams for men over 50 years of age
- 25 grams for women under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
- 21 grams for women over 50 years of age
- Made with 100% pure psyllium, a soluble plant fiber
- Safe for celiac patients, diabetics and pregnant and nursing mothers
- Available in powder, capsule and single-serve packets
- Konsyl Original Formula 450g (SRP $19.00)
- Konsyl Psyllium Caps 100's (SRP $9.50)
- Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's (SRP $9.50)
- Konsyl Balance 300g (SRP $13.50)
It seems in the quest to "have it all" a few small things are over looked. Small things like taking a few moments for me time, to stop if just for a few minutes to enjoy life. In the up coming holiday season I have promised to take time for me, to make self care and self preservation a priority.
Through SheSpeaks I became aware of "Cerra Be Aware, Act, Reflect™"
My starter kit included
- Three Tea Bags in Grounded, Creative Energy and Gratitude varieties
- Creative Energy Sensory Oil
- Dissolving Notes and Pen
- Sample Sized Lotion
- Gratitude Keepsake Notes
- Cerra™ calling cards you may share with friends and family
- An informative Cerra™ Booklet and Journal
Explore Cerra™ experiences through the Seven Intentions, universal human virtues, like Gratitude and Loving Kindness, that become stepping stones on your journey. They are interpreted into Cerra™ affirmations, inspirations, fragrances, tastes, and other wonderful actions that enable you to create your own customized personal growth rituals.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
If you have a veteran in your life make sure you hug them tight and thank them. It is him or her, we have our freedoms we enjoy everyday in this great nation.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Looking for a change of pace while toting your tot? Well, look no further. This adorable pink and blue circle stitch on black bambino bag from Nunzia is as cute as it gets. It's also very practice with the messenger style flap with magnetic stays & a bottle holder. You can't go wrong!!
You can pack everything you need for the day on the town with your little one.
*Perfect for short outings, day trips, or travel, this spacious diaper bag is perfect for the fashionable mom.
*Zippered top opens into spacious main compartment with multiple storage pockets for organization.
*Great organization for Mom: interior includes pockets for credit cards and cell phones.
*Includes detachable bottle holder.
*Inner compartments wipe clean easily.
*Measurements: 17 x 12 x 5 inches, 2.5 pounds
*Man made material
Deal Price: $49.99
Save over 50% off!!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Ok, I will be purchasing fresh produce and dairy items but using down the supply of food that we do have here as much as possible.
IF you want to do a similar type of challenge please feel free to comment with a link to your photo posts or root me on.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Fool proof Cheesecake(If I can do it,you can!)
1 graham pie crust
1 cool whip
8oz cream cheese(softened)
1 small box jello
1 splash of cold milk
In mixing bowl mix everything but pie crust, mix until it looks pretty smooth. Dump into pie crust. Chill until firm. Enjoy!
After making 3 pies, we headed to a nearby bigger city to enjoy water, warm water.
While the boys enjoyed the pool, I enjoyed the hot tub and sauna.
Then we headed to Perkins for dinner. Kids eat free on Saturday nights. After a nice dinner we went to MooseWood for a walk through the haunted bog.
It was very fun, the boys did jump out of their skins once or twice. What a nice day.