Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vocalpoint: eStore Holiday

Vocalpoint: eStore Holiday

Fishful Thinking - Home

I don't know about your home but at ours Goldfish is a favorite to all. Have you ever visited their website? I had not until today, great site!

Fishful Thinking - Home

Congratulations to our Simply Cotton Gift Set and Bag Winner!!!!

#24 Shannon F.
Winner chosen by

Be watching for Decembers Giveaway to be announced soon! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Smurftastic Party

I was chosen to host a Smurftastic Party thru Crowdtap. I was so excited to be able to host a Smurftastic Party. I loved watching the Smurfs as a child.

We had homemade pizza, which is a family favorite. I have been making this family favorite every since I was a teenager. We had Blue Gatorade to drink.

We are having our party today celebrating The Smurf movie being available on DVD December 2nd.
For more information visit While you are there check out all the fun stuff available fun games, coloring pages and more, so visit and have fun. The kids had fun coloring...
The kids enjoyed baking cookies and frosting them with "BLUE" frosting
We enjoyed watching clips from the Smurf Movie
The adults had fun sharing memories of watching the Smurfs as children.
A good time was had by all. This movie would make a great gift, also would make a great party.

Make sure you visit their facebook page and like it -, also follow on twitter at

The Smurfs - On Blu-ray™ + DVD Holiday Gift Set, Blu-ray 3D™ & DVD December 2nd!

The Smurfs - On Blu-ray™ + DVD Holiday Gift Set, Blu-ray 3D™ & DVD December 2nd!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas rush is on. It is 80 degrees today, reminds me of living in Tampa Fl. You never knew if you were going to wear shorts or sweats for Christmas. We are expected to have rain and then the cold front will move in.

Am I the only one that has not even started Christmas shopping yet? I am waiting on the money tree to appear, (lol). Not for sure how we are going to do Christmas this year, but however it is done I am sure it will be the best.

Next weekend we will take the Children to see Santa and then to the Tree Farm to cut down our Christmas Tree.

I have been selected to host a Smurf Party, so the children are looking forward to that and I am as well.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and are rested up for tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


TWO great reasons to shop
with me Friday in addition to my Black Friday/Pink Sale - starting Friday 11/25 while supplies last a free one-week sample vial of TimeWise® Replenishing Serum+C** will be included with every customer product order!
There will be four daily sweepstakes from Nov. 25–28, 2011 where each day,... 25 lucky winners can win fantastic Mary Kay® products! As a sneak-preview for consumers, one of the daily prizes will be a Mary Kay® NouriShine PlusTM Lip Gloss Bundle – available soon for everyone! Other prizes include the limited-edition Mary Kay® Miniature Fragrance Collection, Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Sets, and a Stocking Stuffers Set containing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, Satin Lips® Set and Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Cream!

Happy Thanksgiving From my Family to Yours!!!!!

I just put my Pumpkin Pies in the oven. House is smelling good. Every year I usually am so busy preparing the meal and taking care of the preparations I didn't get to really enjoy the day. So this is a reminder not to get so caught up in the cooking or preparations that you miss the fun and laughter with your family and loved ones. If something does not turn out as you had plan don't let it defeat you. This is a day of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy. When all is said and done none of the material aspects will really matter, but the memories will be priceless.
Enjoy this day and make lots and lots of memories.

T..... is for our thankfulness for many joys and blessings...
H..... is for our homes so warm and bright...
A..... is for autumn, time for harvest and abundance...
N..... is for nature's beauty and delight...
K..... is for the kitchens where good food is cooked with love...
S..... for spicy fragrances in the air...
G..... is for the gathering of family and friends...
I..... for the inheritance we share...
V..... is for the vision that the Pilgrims held so dear...
I..... is for high ideals in all they planned...
N..... is for our native country brave and great and free...
G..... for God's great goodness to our land.


Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

~~Author Unknown.~~

The Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

The Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

(Edgar Albert Guest, 1881-1959)

It may be I am getting old and like too much to dwell
Upon the days of bygone years, the days I loved so well;
But thinking of them now I wish somehow that I could know
A simple old Thanksgiving Day, like those of long ago,
When all the family gathered round a table richly spread,
With little Jamie at the foot and grandpa at the head,
The youngest of us all to greet the oldest with a smile,
With mother running in and out and laughing all the while.

It may be I'm old-fashioned, but it seems to me to-day
We're too much bent on having fun to take the time to pray;
Each little family grows up with fashions of its own;
It lives within a world itself and wants to be alone.
It has its special pleasures, its circle, too, of friends;
There are no get-together days; each one his journey wends,
Pursuing what he likes the best in his particular way,
Letting the others do the same upon Thanksgiving Day.

I like the olden way the best, when relatives were glad
To meet the way they used to do when I was but a lad;
The old home was a rendezvous for all our kith and kin,
And whether living far or near they all came trooping in
With shouts of "Hello, daddy!" as they fairly stormed the place
And made a rush for mother, who would stop to wipe her face
Upon her gingham apron before she kissed them all,
Hugging them proudly to her breast, the grownups and the small.

Then laughter rang throughout the home, and, Oh, the jokes they told;
From Boston, Frank brought new ones, but father sprang the old;
All afternoon we chatted, telling what we hoped to do,
The struggles we were making and the hardships we'd gone through;
We gathered round the fireside. How fast the hours would fly--
It seemed before we'd settled down 'twas time to say good-bye.
Those were the glad Thanksgivings, the old-time families knew
When relatives could still be friends and every heart was true.


Enter The Giveaway

Spread a little Christmas Cheet!!!

Enter The Giveaway

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Serving of Gratitude Brings Healthy Dividends -

A Serving of Gratitude Brings Healthy Dividends -

Folgers Wakin’ Up Club Holiday Exclusives - Folgers Coffee

Folgers Wakin’ Up Club Holiday Exclusives - Folgers Coffee

Game of Your Life

Zach, a high school gamer who lands a scholarship to an elite video game design program, has a bright future as long as he can survive the intense freshman year project that eliminates half the class in the first three months. But when Zach learns that his father is in financial trouble, he has to make a choice that will affect his future and the lives of everyone around him.

This humorous and heartfelt drama is a great reminder to kids – and all of us – that the choices they make impact the people around them. “Game of Your Life” airs Friday, December 2nd 8/7c on NBC.

You can WIN $5,000 for your School -
Team up with everyone you know for a chance to win $5,000 for your favorite grade school or high school. All you have to do is register and watch the trailer for "Game of Your Life." It's a humorous and heartfelt video gaming drama about a promising young video game designer who has to make a choice that will affect his future and the lives of everyone around him. Then ask all your friends, family, teachers, fellow parents and PTO members – everyone you know – to watch it so they can vote for your school once a day, too. Because if any one of the people you tell wins, your school wins $5,000.

Share with Friends and Family

Tips for Burning Off Thanksgiving Calories - ABC News#.Tsu-trKInqE

Read before eating.....

Tips for Burning Off Thanksgiving Calories - ABC News#.Tsu-trKInqE

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

I woke up this morning and I had 4 beautiful children sing Happy Birthday to me. Precious. Enjoyed my birthday at home with the family. My Oldest Son and Daughter cooked dinner.

I was at the ER with my Husband last Tuesday night with kidney stones and diverticulitis, Saturday at youthcare with my Granddaughter she has strep throat. I have two more with sniffles and cough. So guess what I gor for my birthday..... you guessed it SICK. So I have rubbed down with vicks and hopefully will be able to get some sleep.

Have a wonderful night and remember to enter my GIVEAWAY and share it with your friends. This will make a very nice Christmas gift.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas cards

When filling out your Christmas cards this year, please take one card and send it to this address: --- Holiday Mail for Heroes --- PO Box 5456 --- Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed so much would get. Mail by Dec. 9th. Please share this with all your friends. If you have a Facebook page copy and paste.

You can also choose or create your own card here.

Sunday School Lesson Today

Ceasing Critism, pursuing priorities, Helping others grow, keeping quiet
Questions to ask yourself (Romans 14:13-23)
1. Will this action honor & Glorify God
2. Will it hinder others or build them up spiritually.
Edify and uplift - Remember if you don't have anything nice to say - DON'T SAY IT AT ALL!
We should Strive for Peace with others - (Strive - Make great effort to achieve or obtain something; to struggle or fight vigorously)

The Dove universally symbolizes innocence, gentleness, faith, marital affection, peace and constancy.

The deepest kind of Peace and Faith is symbolized by the Dove. It's image stills our worried and troubled thoughts, and shows us how to find renewal in the silence of our minds. In such moments of stillness, we are able to appreciate the simple blessings that go unnoticed in the chaos that surrounds us each day.

The Sacred Dove serves as a gentle reminder that there is always hope, new possibilities and miracles waiting, just around the corner...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women - Yahoo!

Has your Physician checked your Vitamin D levels? Mine has and it was low. This article is very informative.

Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women - Yahoo!

Man Drops 376 Pounds After Being Told to Write His Own Obituary - Yahoo!

This is an incredible story!

Man Drops 376 Pounds After Being Told to Write His Own Obituary - Yahoo!

Man wins ultimate prize from Mary Kay: The Pink Cadillac | News - Home

Wow, you have got to watch this and find his reason. AMAZING.

Man wins ultimate prize from Mary Kay: The Pink Cadillac | News - Home

Purex is giving away 400 bottles of Nutriskin Lotion

Go Beyond Just Moisture – Get your daily dose of healthy skin nutrition with Dial® NutriSkin Lotion. The unique BioNutrient Complex replenishes your skin with a fast-absorbing blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that lasts for 48 hours and leaves skin feeling hydrated and never greasy.

This is your chance to win a free bottle of Ultra Hydrating for Men, Dry Skin with True Aloe or Extra Dry Skin.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Clean, crisp, refreshing scent great for everyday. Comes with a denim Weekender bag and coordinating scarf.

Twitter Party??

I have received a few invites for Twitter Parties but did not know the "how to". Will tonight I will attend my first Twitter party with Shespeaks. I thought why not give it a try. I figured I am probably not the only person that is not familiar with a "Twitter Party" So I have linked tweeparties beginners guide.

Go ahead and try it! You might have fun or possibly win something.


Black Friday/Pink Sale!
Day after Thanksgiving

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, and you are in for such a treat! You can receive discounts on your orders during different times of the day on Friday, November 25th!! My text, voicemail and email record the time and date on all incoming messages. And the earlier you shop, the more you can save. I will get back with you by Monday to set up delivery or shipping. Just text me, leave a message, order from my website* or email me! (Don’t worry about waking me up – my ringer will be off!) It doesn’t start until 6am, so don’t get silly and shop at midnight the night before thinking you’ll get a jump on it! But don’t lose hope if you can’t get up and shop by 6 am… you can save money throughout the day.

This new annual shop-a-thon will begin at 6am and end at 6pm. PLUS….Everyone who places a $40.00 order (after discount) will be entered into my special Holiday Drawing...and one lucky person will get their ENTIRE ORDER for 1/2 PRICE!!

The winner will be notified the next day by phone! Doesn’t that sound terrific?

Here’s how the discount works:

Call or email in your order between:

6am-7:59am... 30% discount
8am-9:59am... 25% discount
10am-12:59pm 20% discount
1pm-6pm... 15% discount

** If you order from my website (the easiest way) I will apply your discount before I process your card - in the comment section of your order put in the time and the discount)

Another AWESOME gift is OPPORTUNITY...

Get your Starter Kit for only $75 in November!*
You'll be amazed at everything you get with your Starter Kit – all for just $75 (plus shipping, handling and tax) in November!* Get started with the fabulous products, samples and tools you'll receive in your Starter Kit. Have fun discovering everything in your Starter Kit to launch your business and start earning money right away.

Connect with me in November! (Special price of $75 ends 11/30/11)
You can get started in November with incredible price breaks available this month only. I'll show you how! I can explain things, answer your questions and help get you started with a Mary Kay business.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

18022_Holiday Shopping at Kohl's

World Cancer Day

Is February 4th.

Holiday Retail

Who has time to send Holiday Cards?

Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes

Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes

Thanksgiving almost here

I just realized yesterday that next week is Thanksgiving. We are still tossing around the idea of cooking or Cracker Barrel. I have always cooked a feast for just us and we always have lots and lots of leftovers. Looking forward to making crafts with the kids. Yesterday we made Indian hats out of construction paper.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Today went by way to fast

This has been an extemely busy Saturday. The morning was spent being a teacher. My youngest is having a hard time in school, either that or just not wanting to do it. Either way today we spent a good bit of time on vowels, handwriting, reading. There are so many great websites out there to help and I am very thankful for them. Here are a few - Starfall; Handwriting worksheets; Phonics worksheets; Number worksheets and more, Vowel Worksheets; Have Fun Teaching; not to mention YOUTUBE lots of great videos available. Results he was able to read two short stories from the Starfall site this evening.

Then tonight after dinner the kids and I decided to make a recipe on the back of the Kellogg's Rice Krispies box "Gingerbread Spice Rice Krispies Treats®"
This recipe is a little different than the box. It calls for a tablespoon of shortening and on the box it calls for a tablespoon of butter. I did change a couple things also in the recipe. I did not have Allspice so I used Pumpkin Spice. Also, I did not have a full cup of the light corn syrup so I also used dark corn syrup. The kids had a blast making them tonight. This was easy to make and something different.
My favorite Peanut butter to use -

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Free Sample of TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner

10 Best Foods for Weight Loss.....

We all have good intentions on eating healthy. Here is a great list of the 10 best foods for weight loss. You know when you think about eating healthy we also help being "green". Less packaging to be thrown in the trash.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It is so peaceful right now. This morning the sunrise was beautiful I was not able to get a picture of it to share, but I did get a picture this evening of the beautiful November sky. It was a beautiful day here today. Tempatures suppose to dip in the 30's Thursday night.

Career Advice - How to be more productive at

This is a great article on being productive.

Career Advice - How to be more productive at

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November is

There is so much helpful information available on the worldwide web - Here are some of November awareness.

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association

American Diabetes Month
For more information visit the American Diabetes Association

National Hospice Month
For more information visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Healthy Skin Month
For more information visit the American Academy of Dermatology

TMJ Awareness Month
For more information visit the TMJ Association, LTD

COPD Awareness Month
For more information visit the U.S. COPD Coalition American Association for Respiratory Care

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
For more information visit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

National Allied Health Week
For more information visit the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
For more information visit the Lung Cancer Alliance

Great American Smokeout

Vocalpoint: Small Business Saturday

About Small Business Saturday:

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.
Now there is Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26th, a
day dedicated to supporting the small businesses that
fuel local economies and invigorate our communities.

We need to show our local pride
and help fuel the economy when we support the
businesses that mean the most to us this holiday

Pledge now to Shop Small on Small
Business Saturday, Nov. 26 and you will have the chance to
win one of 100 $25 American Express® Shop Small
Gift Cards.*

Encourage your friends to pledge to Shop Small
and support local businesses on the Saturday
after Thanksgiving
Vocalpoint: Small Business Saturday(R)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Here's hoping Small Business Saturday becomes holiday habit –

Get ready for this day and support small businesses on 11/26/11. I will be offering free shipping and free gift with purchase of $40 or more. Greatest thing about my business it is all online and you can shop with no lines and at your convenience.

Here's hoping Small Business Saturday becomes holiday habit –

Do you ever just have one of those days.....

We all need a little time to ourselves. Today was mine, tired and need to just relax. I received a Blu Ray DVD player with Netflix, so I hooked it up in my room. Unbelievable of the selection available to watch thru Netflix. Yes, I also have Satellite, all channels too, but seem to be very limited on the choices of what I like to watch. I love classic comedies. So I found some Bob Hope movies. When things settled down here tonight I decided to watch one, I don't recall ever seeing it before, called "Eight on the Lam" and it starred Phyllis Diller. I enjoyed the movie, just what I needed.

Now, something really funny. As I was searching for Phyllis Diller to link her, I discovered something about her I never knew. She was born Phyllis Ada Driver. Why do I think that is funny? Driver is my maiden name. Who knew. Guess I need to get my on researching my family tree.

Anyways, if you have not tried netflix, give it a try. The first 30 days are free you have nothing to lose.

Coffee lover on your list.....

This is on my Christmas list - Keurig Single-serve Brewer only $119.99 11/6-11/12

Boot Weather

30-50% off selected boots for the family

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Shopping without the STRESS

Don't you just love going shopping for a specific item and each store you go to does not have it in stock? I would always get so frustrated. Over the past couple of years I have found that I enjoy my Christmas Shopping online. Especially since the past two years I was not well enough to get out and shop.

Here are a few reasons why I enjoy online Christmas shopping - Check and see if it is in stock. Read reviews on the product - (I read reviews, I want to know other peoples experience with the product) I like to make sure I am getting my monies worth. I price compare by googling the product. Then I google to see if that store has any special savings, coupons, free shipping codes.

Then I get my shopping done without having to stand in long lines, carry bags, being away from my family. Best part it is all delivered right to my door.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome November 2011

Wow, October came and went so fast. November has arrived. The sky was so beautiful tonight
The Holiday Season is here. I am so looking forward to them. No big plans just spending time with my family and making lots and lots of memories. We went trick or treating last night.
Even the Hubby had to participate
We had a great time walking thru the neighborhood and watching the little ones have fun. They have enough candy for the year.

This month started off on a good note, I finally received my results and they were normal. The doctor still has not signed off on them but the nurse was kind enough to call me and tell me she looked at the report and it was normal, she stated they have just been extremely busy. November is my Birthday month. I never was big on birthdays until now. They are awesome and worth celebrating!

Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Sell Mary Kay: How Do I Get Started?

Sell Mary Kay: How Do I Get Started?