Monday, November 19, 2012

free personalized greeting card from Treat code

Wow!  How much easier can it get? is offering One free personalized greeting card to anyone who wants it.  You don't have to enter to win... you have already won.  Amazing!   
All you have to do enter the code TREATBLOGR at check. 

At Treat I'm the Boss.  I say who, I say what, and I say when and they do it all. 

Treat is Shutterfly’s exciting new greeting card brand that makes it easy for people to create and send one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Treat cards are perfect for holidays, birthdays, congrats, thank yous and every occasion in between. It’s crazy fun. It’s super easy. And it’s totally personal.  We're talking about adding your own words and pictures so your cards stand out.  These aren't your typical boring greeting cards from the drugstore—these ones actually have thought behind them.  Plus, the card itself is only just the beginning they can also print gift cards right inside the card you create.  They do it all for you and you come out smelling like roses.  You can even do it from your smart phone with the app.  Nice!!!!

I checked it out and I love the humor behind these two turkey cards.  My friends are family is not used to getting cards for Thanksgiving from me so I know that my special greeting will make the rounds at the Turkey Table. Whoop Whoop, Cause I'm a Super Star (fingers pointing at me).

Feel free to leave me some love and tell me what card you picked for FREE but hurry it's only for two days.  Offer good only on Monday 11/19 & Tuesday 11/20.


I was compensated for this campaign.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keep your micro fiber clean with kiwi boot spray.

Today I redid my kitchen bar stool. It was very easy. Just unscrew the cushion , add new fabric, staple fabric, and finally put chair back together. From start to finish it is a thirty minute job. Now to on to my point. I used a leather/ micro fiber material on my stool . Yes you can clean it easily but I like to stack the odds in my favor. I use weather protection spray for boots on the stool. I'm sure any brand will work but I'm a fan of kiwi. Hope you find this useful.

Friday, October 19, 2012

$50.00 give away for easy, fun,and quality holiday photo cards by Tiny Prints

I know what you are thinking.  Its not even Halloween yet but most of us know that the time to shop for our personalized photo cards is upon us.  I'm going to be honest with you... I'm not looking for a regular run of the mill photo card.  I'm looking for the best of the best.  I'm looking for something that is going to make my holiday card stand out and make the rounds among all my family and friends.  I want my family card to to somehow always make it to the top of the pile, the front of the mantle and center of the fridge, if ya know what I mean.  Will I have two words for you..... Tiny Prints!  Tiny Prints is know for quality.  I was so impressed the first time that I got a Tiny Prints Holiday card in the mail for Christmas.  It was so beautiful and classy that I couldn't stand to send anything less.  When the holidays were over I added it to my scrap book.  I have no doubt that the quality of card stock that Tiny prints uses will stand the test of time. 

 I can just see it now.  My family portraits would look stunning in this cute grey and classic red pokadot card.  As always you can customise your cards to your liking but changing the font and the colors and even the number of pictures on the front and back of the cards. 
 With so many styles and shapes to choose from the possibilities are endless.  This round card is in the shape of a Christmas tree ornament and cute enough to hang on the tree.   I could see keeping it for years to come.  I would totally craft with this after the holidays. 
 Now I have to admit...I took my dog to the groomer a few days ago and they took her holiday picture.  She is a 40 pound cattle dog and the best dog a girl could have.  She looked so pretty sitting on a table with gifts and a tree in the back.  She even had her little puppy dog tong sticking out.  I like to add my dog Lilly to all of our family cards because she is such a valued member of our family.  My mothers children have all grown and moved on so her dog is often the center of her cards , letters, and posts alike.  That is what makes this card a perfect option for her.
Now for the new modern twist on a classic Holiday news letter.  I love this family news letter / photo card.  It may be my favorite of all but that's hard to say because I really love so many of them.  I would put a family shot in the center and then a smaller individual shot of each of my three kids during each of our family vacations with captions that detail the event. I especially love that they Tiny Prints will print the recipients address on the envelopes.  That makes it so easy for a busy mom like me.  So why don't you head on over to Tiny Prints and see what your missing.

Check out the special offers that Tiny Prints is offering Christmas Photo Cards I would also challenge you to check out the cool Holiday Party invites.

Now I have the best news of all.  I'm having a give away for Tiny Prints. 
That you can enter to win:
 Giveaway prize: $50 off total order (does not include shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos.   It's a quick one ending on October 29, 2012.  

It's  easy to enter.  All you have to do is follow my blog and leave me a message saying you follow me.  Leave a separate comment for each entry. Winning entry will be randomly generated and notified by email so please be sure to leave you email address.
Open to all us residents, 18 and older.  Winner will have 24 house to respond to winning email.  If no response is given a new winner will be picked.  After verification, promo codes will be sent directly to the winner.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Teach your toddler / child to take a pill.

It's tried and true. I have learned the hard way, but you don't have to. The amazing jet-puffed marshmallow cream! It's just that easy. Get a small spoon and scoop up a small amount of marshmallow cream and drop the pill into the cream. You don't even have to hide the pill. You don't have to crush the pill. Then offer the cream to the child.
The cream is so sticky, smooth and slippery that it holds on to the pill and slides down your child's throat with ease and they like the taste.
Some of my kids have to take pills each day and I use this easy and yummy trick to make my mornings run more smoothly. This only works if the pill can be taken with food. I am not a doctor but I am a mom and this worked for my kids. Some pills can be broken but some can Not, some pill can be taken with food and some can Not. I have tried the pill cup and that didn't work for us. I have tried drinking fast, holding the nose, apple sauce, i even tried to teach then by using tictax and m&m candy, and every other trick in the book. I have been through the tears, and so has my child. I hope this post helps so that my readers children can skip the drama. My little guy is two years old and it works for him as we'll as my five year old and my ten year old. Good luck.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

review for Nectresse no calorie sweetener

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener

I was given a free sample of Nectresse to try by smiley360.  I wanted to write a review on the product because I liked it so well.  It's from the makers of Splenda and they are a company that I know and trust.  I honestly like the taste and the texture of Nectresse.  It is so very similar to sugar but with out all the calories.  Who couldnt use that. 
Nectresse(TM) Natural No Calorie Sweetener

In the search to create a great tasting natural sweetener, the Maker of SPLENDA® Sweeteners found inspiration in the monk fruit, which has been cultivated in remote mountain regions for hundreds of years. Turns out, the extract of this little green melon is perfect for sweetening foods and beverages because it's 150 times sweeter than sugar without all the calories. A little goes a long way. The extract is then blended with other natural sweeteners to create NECTRESSE™ Sweetener. The result isn't just another sweetener, but one that is 100% natural with zero calories per serving and the rich,sweet taste of sugar. You’re going to love the way it tastes!

Did You Know?
  • NECTRESSE™ Sweetener has the rich taste of sugar, but without all the calories, making it ideal for anyone who wants to reduce the calories from sugar in their diet.
  • Monk fruit is hand-picked in remote mountain regions and has been cultivated for hundreds of years.
  • Each pack of NECTRESSE™ Sweetener provides all the sweetness of two teaspoons of sugar without all of the calories.
  • NECTRESSE™ Sweetener does not include any gluten containing ingredients.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FiberOne Nutty Clusters and Almonds coupon $1.25 off

Ready to go nuts over fiber? Fiber One® just introduced the newest flavor in their cereal line-up, Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds! With the perfect combination of crunch and sweetness, this new cereal is a great (and tasty!) way to help get fiber you need.

  • Contains 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving
  • Chock full of delicious crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes
    • Tasting is believing so go to to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one box of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal today!
  •  I received this information and the coupon offer from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  The information in this post is my personal oppion.


    new blogger giveaways and prizes

    Wow I cant believe that I have already been blogging for a year.  I still feel so new at it.  I have been getting a lot of advice from other blogger's and I think that it is time to start having give aways and prizes and contests oh my.  In order to toss your name in the hat for a prize you only have to do a few things and the good news is that you most likely will have a high probability of winning because I have so few readers.  The first thing that you have to do is follow me.  When you follow me you will be the first to be notified of the giveaways.  then you can leave me a comment telling me that you follow me and that's all.  you then have one entry for the prize.
    So start following me now. 
    You can also get extra entries for liking the face book page of the company that the give away is for, or by following me on twitter, or by leaving a comment on another one of my posts.  leaving a separate comment for each of the extra entries earns you the extra entry. 
    When you win I will email you and you will need to respond quickly with your shipping address. 
    Good Luck and Happy Entering!


    Tuesday, September 4, 2012

    Inch bug label in classroom id for drink cup

    I just wanted to show my readers what I use ID my young kids drink cups at school. I won this set of two labels from a blog that I like to read called Cummings Life. She is one of my followers too. Any how..... I entered and won. I love using them I'm my kids drink because I'm afraid that the drinks will get mixed up and or the names will rub off at school. So to help my kids name stick out a Pinch more I used a marker. They are not expensive at all only around 6.00 and totally worth it. I even put them in the dishwasher . What more could I ask for?

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Welcome new baby kittens from a wild queen mother cat

    In the spring of 2012 I notice a pretty cat walking around the neighborhood . A calico beauty with long hair and green eyes. She was friendly enough and I remember saying what a good pet she would make if she was cleaned up. We started to give her treats and pet her when she would come around until finally a friend noticed that Sassy was pregnant. June of the year she delivered three kittens in a crate that we had made up for her on our porch. We named them all and cared for them as best as we could but in the end only one survived. When the queen went missing one day about two months after giving birth we took the last of the family of 4 into our home and made her our pet. Her name is Duchess.  She is growing and getting more healthy every day.  The Vet said she will grow into a nice big adult cat some day. :)  Welcome to the Family.

    Duchess had one brother and one sister that passed away from malnutrition.  It turns out that mother had round worm and gave it to kittens.  They also had flea bite anemia.  They looked good to an untrained eye but I learned that the furry hair was counseling the health problems. 

    Duchess has another vet visit in three weeks and I'm not sure what they want to do to her but I can tell you that they are helping to make her a happy healthy kitten.  I think she needs more new kitten shots but I'm not sure.  The first time we took her to emergency vet ER they gave her 4 RX and she was less then one pound.  The second time was 8 days later and they treated her for fleas and worms  and gave her kitten shots.  We are now working some dry food into her wet food.  She is the best kitty.  She sits on my shoulder and purrs so sweet.  She likes the dog but loves the kids.  The girls carry her like a baby doll and rub her tummy.  She lets us play with her paws and kiss her face.  Its getting time to clip her nails but Ill talk to the Vet about that.  I wonder if the dog groomer would do it.  lol 

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Frame for wall mount tv ,hide cords, low profile

    We replaced our tv and didn't like how much the tv stick out from the wall. We cut a hole in the interior wall and attached the mounting bracket to the studs. Then we added molding to create a frame. I painted it black . We dropped the cords down the inside wall pulled them back out behind the love seat to keep them out of sight.

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Union station

    My 2.5 year old loves trains. We took him on a ride up to Chicago for the weekend. This is my family in front of the union station. Kinda crazy, lots of movement but other then that fun fun fun .

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    3x5 Folded Card

    Classic Band Thank You Card
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    Quick easy scrambled eggs tartlets

    So easy and yummy. Impress your breakfast table with this portion control baked tartlets with cheese scrambled eggs in the center

    1 can of seamless dough sheet crescent rolls
    1 tsp Butter
    1 egg
    3 tbl spoons milk
    1 cup motz cheese
    Salt pepper to taste

    Unroll the dough and cut with pizza cutter into 12 squares press into MINI muffin pan. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and spoon the filling into the dough. Then drop a tiny pinch of butter on top. Bake for 18 minutes at 375. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from an. Makes 12.
    Note. Add anything you like.. Cooked bacon, onion, garlic, asparagus , different cheeses, top with sour cream, salsa etc.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    Girl scout vest for boys

    I made my son a few fun patches with heat n bond and applied them to his home depot apron. He now has his own girl scout vest at the meetings. No one likes to be left out. :-)

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Sunday, July 1, 2012

    Fishing with kids

    Today we took the kids out fishing. The entire family including the dog went. My husband and my oldest daughter caught five fish while the younger two and myself played casting games on land. At first we were just catching the infamous big one but they were getting so big that we cut them up and used them for gator bait. ;-) Who would have thought that a line tangled in weeds could be so fun.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Quality tomatoes results

    I'm happy to report that I finally have ripe red tomatoes. That is the good news. The bad news is that at this point I'm so attached to them that I have named then and I may bronze them because it seems wrong to eat a family member. Lol. I'm kidding!

    Saturday, June 23, 2012

    House party for RedBook

    What a fun night I have planned for my house party for RedBook. I have a tun of free giveaways by Loresal including true match foundation, voluminous smoldering eye linner , colour Riche lip balm , age perfect , youth code, performance , ever pure shampoo , magic lumi, false fiber lashes, and nail polish. As if that was not enough I also have hellmanns with olive oil, lipton tea, and a free year of RedBook and a cute tote to take it all home in. Now that's a party!! I have food and drinks and make up and friends and music and what more could a girl ask for. :-).

    Update. The party was a huge success and I'm happy to say that all but one guest showed up. Thank you to all my friends and to redbook and to house party .