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Black Friday Sale

  Its the holiday season. We are all tempted by amazing deals and the enormous savings that companies and brands are flashing in our faces. It's hard not to want to jump on every great deal. I know I have a difficult time passing up on tremendous savings. Unfortunately I have to keep a realistic mind. Many years ago we found ourselves in dire … [More...]

2014 T-Fal and Zabada Thanksgiving Blogger Challenge (giveaway ends 12/10/14)

T-Fal Calipso

  My family is getting really bored with the same foods that we tend to eat week after week. I'd like to mix it up a bit more, but it's not always easy to find things that my entire family would like. I have a bunch of picky eaters to work with. Some recipes I come across I would love to make but I simply do not have the time. Whenever … [More...]

Save time and money with CouponMate

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  Tomorrow is "Black Friday". I know some people who treat that day as some kind of battle where they strategically plot out each and every move. They literally plot out their every move and have their "game plan" down to a science. I did the Black Friday thing once. I guess is scared me for life because I have no interest whatsoever to get up … [More...]

Gifts with a purpose (Giveaway ends 12/12/14)

Spoons

  During the holiday season we're all on the look out for great gifts for family and friends. Some people like to brave the mall at 5:00 AM on Black Friday. Others, like myself, prefer to shop in the comfort of their own home on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season. Did you know that gift cards topped the list of popular holiday … [More...]

What’s In The Bible: Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Why-Do-We-Call-It-Christmas

  Christmas time can be a bit confusing for little ones, and some adults too. We all know the story about the birth of Jesus, and that he is the real reason for the season, but how did Santa Claus come into the picture? Why do we hang stockings and decorate Christmas trees? After all they didn't have a Christmas tree in the manage when baby Jesus … [More...]

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2014 T-Fal and Zabada Thanksgiving Blogger Challenge (giveaway ends 12/10/14)

T-Fal Calipso

  My family is getting really bored with the same foods that we tend to eat week after week. I'd like to mix it up a bit more, but it's not always easy to find things that my entire family would like. I have a bunch of picky eaters to work with. Some recipes I come across I would love to make but I simply do not have the time. Whenever … [More...]

Gifts with a purpose (Giveaway ends 12/12/14)

Spoons

  During the holiday season we're all on the look out for great gifts for family and friends. Some people like to brave the mall at 5:00 AM on Black Friday. Others, like myself, prefer to shop in the comfort of their own home on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season. Did you know that gift cards topped the list of popular holiday … [More...]

Customized Jewelry that YOU design from PicturesOnGold.com (giveaway ends 12/10/14)

Pictures on Gold Locket

  Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, many people will be on the look out for the "perfect" gift idea for that special person in their life. I love receiving gifts. Who doesn't? I prefer gifts from the heart. I LOVE handmade gifts. I also love gifts where it's clear that the gift giver put a lot of thought into the gift. It's … [More...]

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2014 T-Fal and Zabada Thanksgiving Blogger Challenge (giveaway ends 12/10/14)

T-Fal Calipso

  My family is getting really bored with the same foods that we tend to eat week after week. I'd like to mix it up a bit more, but it's not always easy to find things that my entire family would like. I have a bunch of picky eaters to work with. Some recipes I come across I would love to make but I simply do not have the time. Whenever … [More...]

What’s In The Bible: Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Why-Do-We-Call-It-Christmas

  Christmas time can be a bit confusing for little ones, and some adults too. We all know the story about the birth of Jesus, and that he is the real reason for the season, but how did Santa Claus come into the picture? Why do we hang stockings and decorate Christmas trees? After all they didn't have a Christmas tree in the manage when baby Jesus … [More...]

Customized Jewelry that YOU design from PicturesOnGold.com (giveaway ends 12/10/14)

Pictures on Gold Locket

  Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, many people will be on the look out for the "perfect" gift idea for that special person in their life. I love receiving gifts. Who doesn't? I prefer gifts from the heart. I LOVE handmade gifts. I also love gifts where it's clear that the gift giver put a lot of thought into the gift. It's … [More...]

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What’s In The Bible: Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Why-Do-We-Call-It-Christmas

  Christmas time can be a bit confusing for little ones, and some adults too. We all know the story about the birth of Jesus, and that he is the real reason for the season, but how did Santa Claus come into the picture? Why do we hang stockings and decorate Christmas trees? After all they didn't have a Christmas tree in the manage when baby Jesus … [More...]

Jurassic World coming to theaters in June 2015

Jurassic World 2015

  I am a big fan of the Jurassic Park movies. The first one was by far the best, but the sequels were not bad either. I remember seeing Jurassic Park in the movie theater - not once but twice. That was 21 years ago! I cannot believe that. It seems like only yesterday. Coming to theaters next year (June 12, 2015) is what I can assume is … [More...]

Strange Magic coming to theaters in January 2015

Strange Magic Screen Shot

  A new animated film from LucasFilm Ltd., is coming to a theater near you on January 23, 2015. The film is called Strange Magic and it stars the voice talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molinastein and Peter Stormare. Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a … [More...]

My Ramblings

Farewell to Frosty…

Our daughter (who is now 17) enjoying our friend Frosty - long before he started to fall apart - literally.

  I had a wonderful childhood. My mom and dad made a wonderful life for me. Because of that I have very fond memories of when I was little. FYI... My mom and dad were my paternal grandparents. I was raised by them. Even though they were not biologically my parents I they raised me from when I was a toddler. They always have been - and always … [More...]

Dear Self… What words of advice would you give yourself?

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  Recently we had a family member pass away. He was a wonderful man - so full of life. My husband posted on his own Facebook page how "hugs were not an option" referencing our relative who passed away. Its true. It didn't matter who you were - friend or relative - our deceased loved one always hugged everyone. Even the first time I met him he … [More...]

Dear Magazine Publishers…

Magazines

  I love to read. Sadly I don't always have the time to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover. There are days I'm lucky if I can read a few pages let alone a chapter or two. That is why I enjoy reading magazines. I am able to read articles in a matter of minutes, plus I find a lot of great recipes and ideas for around the home. I … [More...]