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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Repell-Em Contest Win $250 $100 or $50 Merchandise

Okay everyone I am going to promote my first contest!! YAY!!! Go to the above link and enter the contest and you could win 1 of the 3 prizes listed in the title.

EcoSmartPlastics wants to know why you would love to buy -and use every day - the only truly 100% biodegradeable plastics products on the planet: the unscented Eco-smartbags and the scented pest-repelling Repellem trash bags. We want to know how you feel about “being green,” and how you believe EcoSmartPlastics products can help you do that. We want to know your opinion of the clean, green safety that our products can help you achieve in your home. We want to know how you feel about you and your children living healthier and safer lives in a home that uses EcoSmartPlastics. The contest ends February 14th. a little added bonus of my own if you become a follower of my blog I will choose you will automatically be entered for approx. $15 of Dr. Scholl's Products and trust me I only have 2 followers right now so your chances are pretty good. Leave me a comment once you become a follower so I can get in touch with you if you win...MY contest will end Feb 15th..the day AFTER the EcoSmartPlastics giveaway. So just become a follower...reply to my post with your email so I can get in touch with you and ENTER the ECOSMART giveaway above!!

Sherry and Gena

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

If you happen to be Catholics like would LOVE the above site!! It has everything Catholic for your baby. I know the only thing Gena knew about our religion when she was a baby is how to draw Jesus looking down over a church while she sat on the kneeler during church services and she was 3 years old by this time. The above site is giving away a set of HOLY Baby DVD's which will help your child learn a LOT WhIle They are still an infant. They are similar to the Baby Einstein DVD's but are Catholic oriented...also forgive my keyboard on this post..i see its time for a new one :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Click on the above link to try your luck at winning a beautiful red sweetheart apron that I desperately want for myself but am having the kind heart of sharing the sweepstakes with you.
The apron goddess site is definitely MY KIND OF SITE!! I LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Everything Up Close

This lady is having a great giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to Mountains of the Moon. This store has some beautiful items made from organic materials that I absolutely love. Click on her sidebar to my left and check out her blog and enter her giveaway!!

Frugal Mommy Of 2 Girls

Wow what a on the button to the right and go register!! Boon Inc. is giving one lucky reader a Flair Pedestal Highchair! In your choice of color white/orange or blue/white!
I absolutely LOVE this has that 'into the future' look to it. Click on her button to the right and go check it out!

Momsational is giving away a free copy of the movie Swingvote with Kevin Costner. I wanted to see this movie when it first came out during the election but never managed to find the time. It looks humorous and a GREAT movie to watch!! Go check out her site now!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wow...there is a FANTABULOUS giveaway going on now at The Adventures of a Wannabe Supahmommy...check out the CUTE button on the right. She is giving away 2 beautiful hand stamped necklaces that I would give my eyeteeth for...GO NOW HURRY!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hurry over to Nancy's Creations and check out her giveaway but you better hurry since it ends soon!!
I love homemade crafts and she is giving away some great items this month!

Friday, January 9, 2009

WOW--- has a fantastic giveaway on her blog right now for a prize pack that includes a GORGEOUS watch and some candles and who knows what else?? I LOVE SURPRISES!!! So go check it out but hurry since it ends at midnight tonight!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gena--Another Time And Place

I have always told Gena she was born in the wrong time and era. She would have lived well in my grandmother's days unlike myself. One of Gena's passions is collecting aprons. She not only collects them but each time you go in her kitchen she is wearing one. I always found this odd since neither myself nor my mom ever wore an apron.
They are giving away a beautiful apron here

They are so cute. They come in all different colors and styles. Check it out!!!
Wow there is a GREAT contest going on here for a photography book we would all love to have!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Simple Finds

There is a great blog contest going on here. Gena and I both have trouble finding art for our walls but this place has got it going on!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Great Blog Here

Saturday, January 3, 2009

You are gonna do what?

So when Gena tells me she wants me to come over and watch her cook in her new dutch oven I was like umm...welll..yea okay. Inside I was thinking this sounded about as thrilling as watching my husband watch TV but what the heck. What I was about to see would have brought tears of joy to my deceased grandparent's eyes. From here I will let her pick up the story----signed, the NON-domestic mom :)

Ok it is my turn (Gena).....and as Clark Griswald said....."we made it damnit, we made it". For Christmas my husband gave me a Camp dutch oven, not the be confused with a regurlar dutch oven. The differance, (as you can see from one of the photos) the top is recessed slightly to give a small side to the top so coals will set nicely over the top of the oven to cook from above. Along with my new Lodge Camp Dutch oven came a cook book with several recipes, everything from pot roast to biscuts to peach cobbler. I decided to try the biscuts, they seemed easy enough. Of course with everything comes a learning curve and that was no exception with the dutch oven. My first lesson in Camp dutch oven cooking,.........preheat your oven. The recipe in the book said that the biscuts should only take 15mins (tops) to cook. My first set of biscuts took over an hour to cook. My first problem, I didn't preheat my dutch oven....number 2.....I needed to use more coals. After about an hour of preheating and loading the oven up with coals both under and over the oven.....we were roasty toasty and it did only take about 12mins. to cook biscuts. The first photo is of the finial product which took about 2hrs to get to. The second photo is me looking under the lid at my biscuts, notice the coals on top of my lid. The 3rd photo is of me mixing my biscuts and the 4th photo is the biscuts cooking over (and under) the coals. If you notice there are more coals on the 2nd photo than of the 4th photo...the 4th photo was taken early in the process before I really loaded up the cooker with coals to heat it up. It was a lot of fun and my next experiment will be with cake. So........... how will you feed your family when you have no electricity or gas to cook with? Me, I will me able to make a pot roast, biscuts, and peach cobbler....heck that is better cooking then I do now with my stove. LOL. Enjoy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Adventures in Dumpster Diving

We have all read the articles about the lady who eats 90% of her food from the dumpster or the couple who decorated their entire home from dumpster finds. Before I go any further, let it be known that I would never eat (well maybe if I was starving and homeless) from a dumpster or give anything to anyone that I had found in a dumpster. I learned my thriftiness from my family (this is Gena talking here).We are experts at finding the best sales or unique good deals at yard sales. We never go shopping without a coupon. Luckily (we are blessed) we don't HAVE to be that's that we actually enjoy it. It is a hobby just to see how cheap we can find something or live. Some people may laugh or snub their nose at such activities....but we find it fun and that is all that matters. Anyways.....I have always been interested in this "Dumpster Diving" thing. I imagined it being like finding buried treasure. It really doesn't take much to thrill me. So, my mom (Sherry) calls and asked if I wanted to go. Of course, I have asked her to go with me to no avail, so I jumped on this chance when she asked me. Some of the "rules" of dumpster divings are.....1. leave the place neater than you found it 2. Don't go look in medical dumpsters 3. Never actually jump INTO the dumpster (you may step on glass or nails or something). There is also necessary equipment that you have to take.....such as a flash light, and either gloves or a long stick grabber thingie. We took a camera along for photos to document and made sure to wear old clothes as well. We drove the truck in case we found any good large finds.

Mom and I plotted our route (names have been changed to protect the innocent). The home interior stores, 2 dept. stores, the home improvement stores, a shopping plaza and last but not least, a dollar store. I have to say I was very disappointed. At best we found some stinky trash and flatten cardboard boxes. I would have been happy with a half used bottle of Joy dish washing liquid. No, seriously. Instead I found NADA. At one point we had a police cruiser following us. We had little luck mostly because most stores now use these large dumpsters that are accessed from the inside of the building, as well as locking them up in fences. Why stores....why spoil all my fun!

So adventures in Dumpster Diving.......we fail. Maybe we will try again later. Maybe we hit the stores at the wrong time, after the trucks had emptied their trash. Anyways, we will give it another go and see what happens, if no luck, I will give up on the dumpster diving fun.

Tonight is the night!!

Okay tonight my daughter and I are trying something extremely new. She has always wanted to go 'dumpster diving' and tonight's the night. Yes I never thought I would be doing this buttttt I am usually up for anything odd and a new experience. We are not actually 'diving' but using a claw stick and a flashlight. I will be reporting on any finds later.

You can help!
Here is a place you can enter to help others and you dont have to do anything.
My daughter and I have many interests and one of those is helping others. I thought this would be a great way to share the interests we have.

Too Easy

Wow a new blog..that was just too easy and took maybe 5 where do I begin?