Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out with 2011 and in with 2012

2011 is making a fast exit. Time surely does not stand still. How will you bring in the new year? Every year we stay home. I have a bottle of Welch's Sparkling Juice in the fridge chilling. Made good use of my free coupon I received from Welch's. Probably watch some classic comedies. I for some reason get real teary eyed when the clock strikes Midnight. I am a very sentimental person. I am so blessed to be here and be with my family. I do wish we could all be together. I don't know if that will ever happen. I pray my daughter finds her way back to herself. I miss our Mother/Daughter relationship we once had. She was the best Mother and when she had her 3rd child her OB dr prescribed her Adapex (spelling??) a diet pill. Which she did not need. I also believe she suffered from post partum depression. Her husband was never home and she never left the house. Then one day she left and never went back. Then her husband shot himself in the chest (survived, a miracle) then they divorced. She now has totally detached herself emotionally from the children as if they were someone elses. All of this happened at the same time I was diagnosised with cancer. Now I have all three living grandbabies living with me. I love having them here and pray one day they will be a family again. You know you have everyone telling you what they would do or not do. But you have to do what you can and you can't make anyone do something they do not want to do. I know they are well taken care of, might not have everything they want but love doesn't cost anything but is something we all can give freely.

This year we were blessed with another Granddaughter Joanna.

So I say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012 and look forward to all the blessings that will come our way this year. I have so many favorite quotes the first one that comes to mind is -
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”
Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

Friday, December 30, 2011

My Friend at WINFORFUN has a great giveaway - 500 Facebook Fans Giveaway - Win a Tinkerbell Prize Pack Ends today!!!


I read in the paper today about Sears closing several (and I mean several) stores. The Sears in our area has been spared and remain open. Just seen where Florida is hit hardest -

Here is the list of closures announced so far :
— Alabama (3): Sears in Mobile; Kmart in Auburn and Gadsden.
— California (3): Sears in El Monte and San Diego (2).
— Colorado (3): Sears in Longmont; Kmart in Broomfield and Glenwood Springs.
— Florida (11): Sears in Crystal River, Deland, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach; Kmart in Callaway, Fernandina Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Pompano Beach and St. Augustine.
— Georgia (6): Sears in Macon; Kmart in Atlanta, Buford, Columbus, Douglasville and Jonesboro.
— Idaho (1): Sears in Lewiston.
— Indiana (3): Sears in Anderson; Kmart in Indianapolis and St. John.
— Iowa (2): Kmart in Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
— Kansas (1): Sears in Lawrence.
— Kentucky (3): Sears in Middleboro; Kmart in Hazard and Winchester.
— Maryland (1): Sears in Ellicott City.
— Michigan (6): Sears in Adrian, Brighton, Chesterfield Township, Harper Woods, Monroe and Washington Township.
— Minnesota (4): Kmart in Duluth, New Hope, White Bear Lake and Willmar.
— Mississippi (3): Sears in Columbus, Jackson and McComb.
— Missouri (2): Sears in Lee's Summit and St. Louis.
— New Hampshire (2): Sears in Keene and Nashua.
— North Carolina (4): Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville.
— Ohio (6): Kmart in Chagrin Falls, Columbus, Medina, Springfield and Toledo (2).
— Oregon (1): Sears in Roseburg.
— Pennsylvania (2): Sears in Pottstown and Upper Darby.
— South Carolina (1): Sears in Sumter.
— Tennessee (4): Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge; Kmart in Hendersonville.
— Virginia (3): Sears in Norfolk; Kmart in Midlothian and Richmond.
— Washington (2): Sears in Walla Walla; Kmart in Lacey.
— Wisconsin (2): Sears in West Baraboo; Kmart in Rice Lake.


I received in the mail this week a free sample of Armani Code Giorgio Armani, wow, this smells really good. Gave to my husband and he liked it as well. So you know what I am buying someone for Valentines Day. Also, Free sample of TRESemme' Shampoo and Conditioner along with a coupon for $1 off. Free sample of Dove Nourishing Oil Care along with a coupon for $1. Also for following and retweeting Welch's I won a free bottle of Welch's Sparkling Juice Cocktail and received my Free coupon this week in the mail. So FREE is AWESOME.

I can't forget about the free Woolite Extra Dark Care sample along with a coupon for $3.00.

Classic TV

I love classic TV and movies and have discovered Me TV and This TV. With all my favorite TV shows and movie. The best part - it is FREE TV. So I might have to ditch DISH and just go with FREE TV. I have the Everything package and rarely is there anything on I care to watch. So funny how I discovered these channels. I had a TV we were not using and since the grandchildren have come to live with us I have set up a media room with books, puzzles and TV with DVD player. I wondered if it would pick up regular TV. So I found a TV antenna on clearance at Family Dollar for $3 and my brother gave me a converter box. So see the best things in life are FREE. Now to see if DISH will add it to their line up since the local cable company has added it to theirs.

By the way, if you enjoy classics, this weeked Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are on and That Girl TV show (my favorite, I watched all the time as a little girl) and Bob Hope movies.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Small & Large Cell Sisterhood

"Help for Hope, Hope for Help"

From Small Cell Cervical Cancer Facebook page - Rare but There
Are you wondering about all the ways you can help the sisterhood? Well the comprehensive document in the link below outlines all the ways you can currently help us to raise funds and awareness for SCCC/LCCC! Please share with friends and family!

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“Another fresh new year is here . . .

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

New Year – New You!
As we enter 2012, many people will begin the New Year by making a resolution. As friends and family make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more or quit smoking—why not try something a little bit different? This year, schedule a Pap smear, also known as a Pap test as one of your New Year’s resolutions.

There is no better time, as January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Although cervical cancer is a preventable disease, this year more than 12,000 American women will be diagnosed and nearly 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease. Click here to continue reading

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great Christmas. We did not have a traditional Christmas dinner or desserts this year. I decided not to cook. So my brother grilled ribs with a couple of sides. We spent Christmas Eve evening singing Christmas Carols with the children. Christmas day after the children opened their gifts we were off to Church. We had a lot of quality time together making lots of memories.

My laptop crashed last week so I am just getting back up and running.
Have a super last week of the year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pedicure Set Winner

Mandy Kauffman won the Pedicure Set
Thank you to everyone that entered. I loved reading your comments. Christmas is a very magical time of year and a time to spend with loved ones. I pray that each of you have a very Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. Be watching for January's Giveaway!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We had a very busy day today. Our Bible story today was the Story of Baby Jesus. The children had fun singing Christmas songs. Each child took turns announcing the name of the song and leading. We had sight words from the Christmas story. They had fun doing crafts. The youngest one did a reindeer we traced his foot then his hands for the ears. He was excited. The other three did Mary holding baby Jesus
I knew there was a reason for holding on to those toilet paper rolls. I got all these ideas from

Great article from Prevention regarding Health Insurance and Women

Knowledge is power - please read....

Could You Be Denied Health Insurance Just Because You're a Woman?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Well it is down to the wire. I have not had any time to get out and do Christmas shopping. has become my friend. So thankful for online shopping! I did not have to stand in lines or carry bags. I was able to price compare, read reviews before making my purchases and all my packages are delivered to my door. What a relief. I do, however, have to go and buy wrapping paper.

The Fattest Cities

Do you live in one of the fattest cities, Prevention has an article on this, see if your city is on there

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dinner Tonight

Every time I visit the deli at Publix I see this Horseradish Cheddar Cheese and have been wanting to try it. So today I got some Bottom Round Roast Beef along with the Horseradish Cheddar Cheese.
I also bought some hoagie buns from the bakery. They had their Cauliflower and Broccoli on sale so I got 1 of each.

I made Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup. While it was cooking I cut the bread open put the Roast Beef on there then a slice of Horseradish Cheddar Cheese then put it in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese some. YUMMY! It was so good I thought I would share. Just in case you ever wondered about the Horseradish Cheddar Cheese.
Spent today looking for black dress pants, white dress shirt and red tie for my husband. He is apart of our church choir and we are having our Christmas Cantada tomorrow evening. Which is pretty neat I think considering it has taken over 20 years to get him in church. I found him a nice shirt $69.50 Nautica with a door buster sign that said $15.99. So I love it when I get a deal!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

I just won 5 points on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 5 points on the SuperLucky Button!: Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twitter Party

I have attended my second Twitter party tonight. The first time is very overwhelming because you are trying to keep up with what is going on and answering the questions and Retweeting (RT). Yes MULTITASKING. Tonight was alot easier, but I still have alot to learn, (lol). I used Tweet Grid and it is pretty easy to use. No I didn't win anything either time, but I had a blast and learned alot about Twitter parties and the products during the Twitter Party. I did win something yesterday from Welch's for retweeting a post for them. So I highly recommend attending a Twitter Party. I also believe it is a great for a business to promote a product. Have fun Tweeting!

Are Cosmetics Recession-Proof? Famous Female Entrepreneurs Who Have Built Branded Empires - ABC News

If you are interested contact me I will be glad to share this wonderful opportunity with you!

Are Cosmetics Recession-Proof? Famous Female Entrepreneurs Who Have Built Branded Empires - ABC News

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Am I the only person that has not started Christmas shopping? I am thinking this year is going to be the year I am fighting the last minute rush.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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December 2011 Giveaway - Pedicure Set

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Each year I attempt to cut out my cookies and never could get them to turn out. This is my first year of them actually turning out. I have learned the secret is to make the dough up ahead of time and refridgerate it for a day or two. Now I did not say they looked professional but definitely home made!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fishful Thinking

I have just learned of this facebook page through Crowdtap. It is an awesome tool / resource for parents. Great resources - articles - activities to help build upon your child's strengths and help develop skills further.

Fishful Thinking

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beauty on a Budget

Beauty on a Budget

Christmas Worksheets for Kids

Christmas Worksheets for Kids
Since the Grandbabies have come to live with us we are continually making adjustments. The latest one was taking Carter out of Private school and putting him in public school. He and Anslie are the same age, she is in first grade and this is his 2nd year of kindergarten. So this makes things a little easier. The bus would pick her up in front of the house at 6:30 am and I would have to take him in town to be picked up by 7:20 am. The afternoon was the hardest since they both arrived at the same time at different locations. A couple from church were so kind as to let Anslie get off the bus with their son in the afternoons. So this week is Carter's first week. So Carter has almost 24 weeks to catch up on in his class so I have been researching sites to help - here is a neat one they have several different worksheets and then you can create your own. I did the Bingo so we can play later. We are also starting a Bible class. Carter is use to having this everyday. So tonight our Bible lesson was on Church and Respect. They enjoyed it and did great interacting with the lesson then they did a maze. There are so many resourceful sites available. I used for our lesson tonight They have lots of resources available.

What is really great our 4 year old Granddaughter is doing kindergarten work and my 6 year old Granddaughter helps my Son, Carter with his work. This is helpful to all.