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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

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1. What single thing were you most afraid of as a child?

the dark

2. Do you feel like you’ve been able to overcome this fear or does it still bother you?

yes i have

3. If you’re alone in the house on a “dark and stormy night,” and there’s a scary movie on TV, are you likely to watch or avoid it?

avoid it hate scarey movies

4. If you were to watch it, would it make you have any trouble at all in getting to sleep?

of course, just being alone does that

5. Take the quiz: Do You Have the Fears of a Child or an Adult?

well some of my fears both children and adults have like being alone

6. What is your biggest fear now that you’re an adult?

like I said being alone

saturday photo hunt: princess makes a mess

what a suprise princess mommy recieved when she found her little princess and what she did in the kitchen. But look at that little smile how can anyone be suprised with as sly as it looks

School Days: the 6 things loved or hated about school

Small Talk Six is a great resource just to touch base every so lightly and share what our thoughts might be on subjects with others.

Today’s topic is “6 things you loved or hated about school.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . .

My 6 were:
  1. Loved the friends I had some of the best in school days and several of us still get together and chat either on facebook or in real life
  2. Hated the categories you were put in because of what you had or did not have
  3. Loved competitions for grades, in band or in choir i ate it up and entered all that I could
  4. Hated P.E. I am just not that athletically trained
  5. Loved most of my teachers many of which I still have fond memories of
  6. Hated going back in warm weather with no air conditioning or having to walk to school in the snow and cold weather

Those were my 6 what are yours. Visit the blog

Saturday 9 answers

1. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?

sometimes my children will take forever and at the present is the only way to communicate with my son

2. How do you eat oreos?

the usual way, lick the icing then each chocolate wafer

3. Are you cocky?

yes you could say that

4. Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid?

yep sure did or at least that is what my mom tells me

5. What t.v. station do you watch the most?

food tv

6. Have you ever seen the ocean?

yes i have

7. Have you ever been hospitalized?

yes several different times

8. What's your favorite brand of rootbeer?


9. Could you live without a computer?

I could but it would be awfully boring

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Sweet Desire Just a Closer Walk

With all that we have been facing daily I do not know where we would be without our dear Jesus walking with us and leading us through the path of life til one day we follow him home.

Want to find more great praise songs visit the blog Signs, Miracles and Wonders

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. He was a great man .

2. Back to School is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend is also the man I am married to.

4. I love to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be the thing that make or break you.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my daughter.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping great, tomorrow my plans include blogging and Sunday, I want to go listen to music

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Friday 5

1.How’s your tolerance for alcohol?

I can put it away but pay for it later

2.How’s your tolerance for noisy neighbors?

I have them, as long as they don't wake me when I am sleeping

3.How’s your tolerance for physical pain?

little to none, suprised I had my children to tell you the truth LOL

4.How’s your tolerance for intolerant people?

I have patience but I too can become intolerable

5.How’s your tolerance for bad music?

I don't know I can tune most things out I am a mom of 6.

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Color Carnival

Princess has decided that she loves the pool and who wouldn't on a hot day. Just look at all those colors. Play along here

Wn a Snorg Tee

Do you want a tee that is fun and may or may not pick your personality? Then Snorg Tees have the tee for you. Snorg Tees have tees for men and women both with the new addition being hoodies just perfect for the crisp fall weather. I reviewed the great tees at an earlier time and you can read that review here.
Win: your choice of Snorg Tee
How to win: tell me what style of tee you would choose if you were the lucky winner
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How many of you all remember the T.V. show Blossom? My sister used to love this show so I remember it very clearly. We only had one t.v. and that night we would all watch Blossom or go without. Now Blossom is back in the spotlight because of her parenting and home schooling skills. If you would love to read more then visit here

Salada Tea

As far back as I can remember I have been offered tea. We are normally the iced tea person but on occasion would enjoy a great cup of hot tea. It was not until I met a great co-worker of mine from Britian that I truly became a tea lover. My friend would enjoy her tea with a bit of cream and sugar just like coffee. At first I thought how strange this was but later I found out that what seemed different to me was not different to those who truly love hot tea. A short time later my husband found out about the different tea flavors such as green tea, peach tea and white tea. He loved them all and soon they were regular items on the shopping list. When I read about Salada Tea I knew that I would have to try some of their product out as well. Thanks to Salada Teas I received a few different flavors of tea and need to share with you that they are all delicious.

The founder of the Salada tea company was a traveler and a food merchant. Mr. Larkin wanted to transport the tea back to his consumers in a manner that would keep the tea fresh. Thus the introduction of quality tea in handy foil packages came to pass. The foil allowed the freshness to stay put within the tea which allowed for a greater cup of tea. Today that same great flavor of tea is now sold in tea bags which allows you to brew that great cup of tea each time.
There are many great teas available at Salada. Teas such as green and white tea that promote good health as well as delicious gourmet teas are all sold at Salada. Why don't you try some today? Head over to the website to shop for your perfect cup of tea.

Aloha Friday

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response

Well, my son has left for college and he is doing great. He has started a new job, met a girl he really likes, loves his classes and his advisor, and gets along well with his room mate. As his mother he is still my little boy so I will be wanting to send him a care package sometime soon.

So today's question is: what would be good to send to my son in a care package? I can use all the help I can get on this as he is my first child that went to college

Now after you help me out head over to the blog an Island Life for more great questions as well as to ask your own.

Pencil Me In Cosmetics

As my daughter prepared to start college she looked into all the normal items that she would need, clothes, shoes, books, school supplies and then her attention turned to even more personal goods the right makeup that would fit her personality. My daughter loves to look her best and takes offense when she does not. When looking for the perfect makeup she considers many options color, style, texture, and ease of use are among the items at the top of the list.One item in particular that struck her as a great makeup products was made by the company Pencil Me in Cosmetics.

Pencil Me in Cosmetics is a leading company in today's cosmetic industry and has been approved by many leading make up artist. Pencil Me in Cosmetics has created a healthier set of eye liner pencils that come in 30 various colors ranging from a lovely vibrant purple to the great frosty shades of blue and green to the darker metallic bronze and glitters. These great eye liner pencils are a bit different because they are infused with anti oxidants and vitamins so that they not only offer beauty to your eyes but also health.

Everyone should be able to find a great eye pencil from the Pencil Me in Cosmetics. Application is easy as well as the makeup goes on silky smooth without pulling the skin around your eyes. While the makeup goes on smooth because of the creaminess of the makeup you do not have to worry about the point breaking easily as the pencil tip will stay firm. As well the eye makeup will last for hours with the true color.

Are you an individual who is allergic to many different products? My daughter is as well that is why I loved the information that Pencil Me in Cosmetics that they are allergy free. They have been clinically tested to be non irritating, Eco friendly, tamper proof and hygienic. Natural ingredients such as green tea leaf extract, pine bark extract, grape seed extract, Shea butter, wheat germ oil and safflower seed oil are composed to create this lovely eye pencil from Pencil Me. Anti 0xidants and vitamins have been included in this great eye pencil to help protect the eye from daily exposure to the various elements your skin is exposed to.

Buy: You can purchase these wonderful eye pencils on the Pencil Me In website located at Linda from Pencil Me In has offered a special discount to Annies Home readers. Buy 2 get 1 free or better yet buy 4 and get 2 free eye pencils by using the code healthy.

Now the best news of all.


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Tracey Singer CD sweets and treats
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We Love Colors $25 gift card
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yoplait Whips review and giveaway

My family has for as far as I can remember been yogurt lovers. The Yoplait Whips to my children are the best thing going. However, there is even one thing better and that was to create Yoplait Whips frozen pops. These were super delicious. Now I have ate yogurt Popsicles before but never created them and was not even for sure that I could freeze yogurt. But guess what they were delicious. With all the great flavors that Yoplait Whips come in you can create numerous flavors and I am sure you will find one to please your taste buds.

Thanks to Blog Sparks we received a lovely package that included the Popsicle molds, set of 12 spoons, a lovely red insulated cooler bag and 2 free coupons for yoplait whips

Yoplait Whips are delicious as they are or for a cool frozen treat place your favorite Whips! yogurt cup in the freezer overnight. If you have never had frozen yogurt you should try this for sure. The Delicious taste beats most ice cream dishes that I have had. Just think of the great money that you can save by creating your own frozen dishes out of economical Yoplait Whips rather than paying top dollar for some of the grocery store novelties. Yoplait Whips! come in many tasty flavors including Strawberry Mist, Chocolate, Key Lime Pie, Orange Crème, Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon Burst, Peaches 'N Cream and Raspberry Mousse and vanilla creme.

Good News: Thanks to Blog Spark one of Annies Home readers will win the same package that I did. Which means you too will be able to create great frozen Yoplait yogurt pops.

First and Mandatory Entry: what flavor of Yoplait Whips out of the above would you love to try or have tried.

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Tell Me Thursday:

Every picture tells a story. The fun part about Tell Me Thursday is that the picture gets posted Wednesday and then we share the story Thursday. This is my oldest daughter in a wig at her grandmothers house. She sure does look super happy to be wearing that wonderful wig. She always was quite a clown and I love her for that. Even in today's pictures you will see that same smile and mugging for the camera.

Top Ten blogs I visit

Top Ten Thursday:
  1. Thoms Place 4 Whatever: this is a great fun blog ran by my friend Thom. He has lots of fun daily and participates in many fun memes.
  2. Busy Mom Blog: very fun blog with lots of great fun including giveaways, coupons, freebies all the things I love
  3. 3 kids n us: This is one of my favorite blogs where the blogger is from the same state as myself. From contest to great post this blog is a great one to check out
  4. The Mom Buzz: This is the blog where fun can be found I love to always see what is going on here as well from post that are related to family to great giveaways.
  5. Leslie Loves Vegies: actually a great friend before she was a blogger. Leslie host great giveaways on her blog. She also loves to enter giveaways as much as I do and share the information with her blog readers.
  6. Two of a Kind Working on a Full House: this is actually one of my favorite blogs as well. This young lady shares alot of content as well as great giveaways. Dee is the mother of 2 and I have no idea where she finds all the time that she does to have such a great blog.
  7. Jolly Mommy: This is a wonderful blog. One of the first that I found. I loved the great contest that are offered, she also host a wordless wednesday, as well as many post related to parenting
  8. Go Graham Go: This is a great blog that I also love. This blog works super well with Jolly Mom. I love them both because they offer the same sort of content.
  9. Baby Loving Mama: This is a great blog offering contest, information about blogging, family, etc...
  10. 5 minutes for mom: This is a great blog and I love it lots. Offers alot of information on blogging, family, contest, etc...

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday finds me with a full heart of love, faith, belief and a bit of fear. This week I have had my son visit the doctor for his heart and thus far there is no one that seems to know anything. This week also was one where I accompanied my son to where he will be living for at least the next 3 years. My son will be attending a Christian college away from home.

I am thankful for the prayer warriors that are there for my son. The love that he is being given along with a great Christian friend being his doctor. His doctor was smart enough to send him to a specialist. I am thankful for all the health care workers that helped us through a scary night over the weekend when my son had chest pains in his heart. I am also very thankful for the interest that is being expressed in the care of my child. But most of all I am thankful that the Lord up above holds the wisdom and that my son does not ask why me but only states God has a plan.

I am very thankful that my oldest son decided to attend a Christ based college. There has never been another time in my sons life where I have seen him so happy and embracing the Lord. He loves the school, his roommate, new girlfriend, and the fact that all are traveling along a path that is being directed in a Christian based manner. I am thankful that my son feels the Lords love so that he can embrace the gift that he is receiving

Because this tells of all that I have been doing as well I am posting on Friday Fragments as well on Friday's FreeWrite

3x thursday

1. Did you get any type of vacation in this summer? If so, what did you do? If not, why not?

yes we went to florida as well as to my daughters

2. If you could take the summer off (Say, June 1 - September 1), what would you do with that time?

blog, blog, blog and visit my family

3. Is there anything resembling a ’summer vacation’ anymore? Why/why not?

not for wure the kind we had when i was a young girl are still around because of gas prices as well as the economy

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Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go giveaways

This birthday bash party is getting good especially since we get the gifts.
  • Rain often accompanies the fall in this part of Illinois and soon your young child will be needing something to help keep them dry. Go Graham Go is sponsoring a great giveaway for a kidorable rain coat and umbrella. This contest will end September 10, 2009
  • When the rain is coming down outside your child will have to play inside. Jolly Mom has the perfect prize for this as they are sponsoring a contest for a rocking horse from storkcraft. This contest ends September 10, 2009
  • Would you rather play a game on the rainy day? Go Graham Go is sponsoring a contest from Pressman for a couple of fun games that you may love. This contest will end September 8, 2009.

Thursday Thunks

BS, Dog Kisses, Memories And You Guessed It...More!

Welcome to the August 27th version of Thursday Thunks!
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number of kids I have and the color of dead roses.

1. Have you ever played Bullshit?

not for sure what that game is but I have played pissed off which is a dice game

2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet?
I would be just like Lucy off of the Peanuts Cartoon EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW YUCK!!!

3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
I have many many special memories but one was when my grandparents took us to the 4th of July celebration in town this was a time when I saw my parents different than what they are

4. Have you ever pet a rat?
nope and never will

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
in two places on shelf as you walk in door and over by the coffee pot

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where's the bathroom from the kitchen?
right next door you mean you didnt see the hall and bathroom door as you walked from cup to the sink? You really must pay more attention.

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise
no but my brother has

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Works For Me

There are lots of tips and tricks that I have learned this week. I sent one son off to college to live in the dorms and another to the ER with chest pain. I sent one daughter off to college and start a new line in her life and yet another daughter to try to figure out what she will do when high school ends. In all these things the one thing that works for me is turning to our Lord Jesus and saying "you gave them to me, you have helped me raise them, now watch over them as they start to live their own lives with Jesus hopefully spotlighted in all of them" This is the only way that I can get by right now, good friends, my blog, and prayer.

That is what is working for me this week what works for you? Visit the blog We are that family.

Spring picture

Couple of fun giveaways

Jolly Mom There are a couple of great fun giveaways going on with great prizes you could win. The Blogs Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go are the host for these wonderful contest. Jolly Mom is hosting a giveaway for an Eco Town Play Set from Plan Toys and the blog Go Graham Go is hosting a giveaway for Noah's Ark Set from Tier Toys. Each of these great prizes would make my granddaughters day and be so fun to play with. So head over to the blogs and sign up.
Go Graham Go

Wordless Wednesday: have to love this one

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

GameWright Games Review and Giveaway win a game

In one way hot summer nights are like winter days. In both types of weather my family loves to play games. We have been like this for many many years. I can remember my grandparents playing rook in the garage around the cardboard table with my parents while us kids played in the yard. This was always exciting but nothing could beat those great board games that I would play with my cousins. It was great time for creating memories and with the memories we carried with us the wonderful game playing skills. When I found a wonderful company that created games for all ages I was impressed to say the least. GameWright is a wonderful company that host games for ages from 3 to adult. Wow one company and so many great games.

We received three different games from GameWright. One of those games was the Can You See What I See Game. Very cool game to say the least. It was fun to play with my nephews who are kindergarten age as well as my older children who wanted to see how the game was played. One of my favorite features of this game is that it did not take very long to play. If the attention span was there we could play it again but if not we could run around a bit and return to the game later if we chose to. The game is created where we reading is not needed. The cards tell the entire story through picture. This allows the little guys to have as much fun as the adults in the games that GameWright created for them.

GameWright also sent me a game for the adults and older children to play as well. There could not be a more perfect game for our family. We had so much fun playing this wonderful game where names of business had to be created if two business of different nature were to merge. I was very surprised that we could come up with such a large assortment of names. Imagination skills were practiced well within this GameWright game. I loved this because I have teens that attend writing class in school the Funny Business game allowed my children to practice word and imagination skills in a fun fashion. I believe this would be great for any home school family with older children as well.

The last game that we received was the Say Cheese game. This game is a dice and card game that is fun for a group of different aged individuals from age of six to adult. The best news is that one of Annies Home readers will be able to win the game Say Cheese for their selves. Yeah!!!!!!!! So cool.
Mandatory Entry: you must visit GameWright website and tell me what game you would love to play and who with.

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contest starts today and will run through September 25, 2009. Email must be in comment or on blog.

Skin Free

As many of my followers know I have terrible skin. The main reasoning behind this is because I am a diabetic. Oh my skin sure does dry out easily, cracks often and is just in poor shape. I was very surprised when I received Skin Free to review. I received a set for extra dry skin and thought when I opened the lid that it smelled great. I believe that the Skin Free product is great. I totally love it because it moisturizes my dry skin and feels great. One of the best parts of all is that it is available at Walgreen's. YEAH!!!!!!

One of my favorite products is the Skin Free Super Moisture Butter Creme. You can totally smell the butter ringing from the bottle. Squirt it into your hand and it seems to be gathered up by my dry skin. I can tell you that the Skin Free products are terrific for my dry skin.

Whether your skin is dry or you know someones who is why not try the wonderful Skin Free products.

VAT19 review

Do you ever want to give someone you love that cool one of a kind gift? Finding that one gift for the person that has everything used to be a difficult feat. But now with VAT19 that difficult feat has been tamed. VAT19 sells wonderful one of a kind gifts as well as items that anyone would love to have.
I am a candle lover and if that candle smells great then my day is suddenly brighter. We were able to review a wonderful candle from VAT19 that candle did not only smell great but actually looked like a gigantic cinnamon roll. Can you imagine what the kitchen smells like when I lit the wonderful Cinnamon candle? My children found out in a sort of different way as they smelled the candle burning believed they smelled Cinnamon rolls baking in oven and were a bit disappointed when all they found was the scented candle from Vat19.

As I had shared before I am a candy lover. So when I saw this gigantic gummy bear on a sucker stick I knew that I wanted it. The only problem was that my children wanted it as much as I did. So guess they will have to wait and see if they receive one for their selves. My teens would love these. If you have a college student or teen then the VAT19 Giant Gummy Bears would be a great surprise that would surely put a smile on their face.
To find the one of a kind gift that you would love you will have to visit VAT19 at their website

One Hour Parties

Sixty Minutes of fun, one hour of attention for the special day, and all of it with the help of a great sounding company One Hour Parties. Twitter moms has sent me an alert sharing about a great opportunity to review a wonderful tasting Delicious kit from the One Hour Parties.

How delicious does the wonderful ice cream sundae look to you? Let me tell you it looks pretty good to me. We have on occasion celebrated family events by allowing our children to create their own sundae. Now thanks to One Hour Parties any one could easily throw an ice cream party for that special occasion because the work of obtaining the supplies has been taken care of by One Hour Parties.

One Hour Parties ice cream social kit includes:

  • vanilla ice cream

  • chocolate sauce

  • M&M's

  • rainbow sprinkles

  • gummy bears

  • cherry

  • whip cream

  • ice cream scoop

  • white napkins

  • table cloth

  • white bowl

  • white spoon

With the list of greatness included in the One Hour Parties ice cream social kit everyone including the hostess will have a wonderful party.

Another wonderful One Hour Parties kit that caught my eye was the Sports Team Party. This is my sons senior year playing football. We will plan an end of the year party for the boys but the One Hour Party kit would make the job of being the hostess so much easier. Included in the kit is the root bear and ice, chips and dip, chocolate chip cookies as well as the table cloth, napkins and plates. Wow!!!! Great start to a wonderful party.

If you are as busy as I am then the One Hour Party has been created just for you. Whatever occasion you will celebrate the One Hour Party has a kit for you. So visit the fun One Hour Party website and browse for the makings of that creative wonderful party that you imagined only in your mind.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great Sandwich Recipe 4 Back To School

Pizza Subs

4 sub rolls

1/2 lb sausage, browned, drained

3/4 lb ham

6 oz tomato sauce

3/4 lb slice mozzarella cheese

onion, sliced

pepperoni slices

1/4 lb hard salami

Divide all into groups of 4. Layer all on sub roll. Wrap in foil. Bake 425 degrees for 15 minutes

quick, easy, and delicious sure to please your family.

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Happy Homemaker August 24, 2009

The weather in my neck of the woods:
truly very nice with great temps

One of my simple pleasures:
the new coffee flavored candies that I just found

On my bedside table:
a great book to review
my sunday school material
stack of odd and end notebooks to organize

On my TV:
currently nothing as I am enjoying the peace of my children being in school

On the menu for tonight:
polish sausage, mac n cheese

On my To Do List:
folding laundry
resting been a long 4 days between colleges and hospitals

New Recipe I tried last week:
crockpot chicken and dumpling

In the craft basket:
lots of reviews, giveways to post as well as several items for fall bazar

Looking forward to:
grandaughters birthday next week, oh so fun she turns 1

Homemaking Tip for this week:
I actually was able to see habits that I use pay off in my daughters, meal planning, recipes, coupons etc... my tip would be to show those little hands eyes the way to keep home and when they need it those habits will shine through

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
been a bit busy so I am not sure what my favorite this week is

Favorite photo from last week:
check photos here out that shows house being torn down in neighborhood I will update to show you how much better it looks now that they have a new home in place

Lesson learned the past few days:
I have had many new life lessons of my own sending son to college and to live alone and find out yes he can make it on his own to spending time at ER and hospital with son having heart problems I am learning lessons of how God cares for us daily in both of these situations

On my Prayer List:
son with heart condition
my children as they create their path in life
a dear friend who passed away last night

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
reading a great book that I will share later in a review you will see why I am loving it

head over to the Diary of a Stay at Home Mom to see what others are doing or share your own information

At The Well

The blog At The Well this week brings up the issue of TV and children . This has always been a issue that I have struggled with. We do watch TV but we watch TV together as a family. Often old shows that I grew up or reality t.v. The reality T.V. allows them to see the issues on TV but we talk about the ongoing issues. My children are teens and that makes it important for them to see issues and for us to discuss them.

What is your opinion of T.V. and your child? Share them on the blog At The Well

Not Me Monday

Did you almost die of embarrassment when your child pulled their own pants down at the library? Want to scream bloody murder when your toddler took a pair of scissors to the dog's fur? Feel like a terrible mother when your kid said a four-letter-word at a back to school event? Well don't! Mothers aren't perfect and neither are children. Let's 'fess up today because it's Not my child! Monday!

This has been one for the record books. As my children are growing up we are beginning to see the start of many new events. For instance:

  • It was not my son who in the hospital and being discharged undressed in front of not only his mother but the nurses. It would not be my child who did not see anything wrong with it and just told me he was getting ready to go.
  • It was not my child who headed off to college not for sure what to expect. It was not my child that was going to walk up to the meet and great at this same college with his fly unzipped and his pockets out. It was not my child who was thinking so much about what he would do and say he forgot to see what he looked like.
  • It was not my grand child who thought of his daddys arm as a table where only the potatos went as we sat at the kitchen table. Princess did not line the potatos up in a row on his arm as in a marching band
  • It was not my son as in a treat for his brother who was discharged from the hospital bought him a donut and then found out that he liked white icing more than caramel icing that he bought 2 donuts one with caramel icing with the filling his brother loves and a white iced one and scraped the ice off the white topped donut.

what did your child do or not do? List them on the blog My Charming Kids

Picture of long ago


Another picture of when my children were younger. In this picture is my oldest 2 and my youngest brother with my dad. I am not sure where this picture was taken at but look at the yellow wall in the background

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Great Picture of oldest daughter as todler

This is a picture of my daughter who is 22 years old now. THis was taken at my moms house but I am not sure how old she is. I would say under the age of 2 though. I loved this little blue outfit it was one of my favorites on her. She also has little blue suede shoes on but you can not really tell them. I thought this would be a great picture for blue monday

for more great blue pictures visit the blog Smiling Sally

My menu plan

I recently visited my daughter and was rather proud to see her match prices, create a menu and use coupons. Makes a mother happy when her little girl follows in her steps
This is our menu
Tuesday: chili
Friday: pumpkin pancakes, pancakes, sausage
Saturday: mac cheese, polish sausage casserole
Sunday: roast
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Good Greetings Giveaway win $25 gift card


A short time back I received the wonderful opportunity to review the wonderful company known as My Good Greetings. You can read that review here Now one of Annies Readers is allowed the wonderful opportunity to receive some of their own great products known as My Good Greetings. With my granddaughters birthday rapidly approaching I thought that these wonderful little birthday invitations look beautiful.

Or perhaps you are preparing for the fall weather or wishing it would come a bit quicker. These great fall cards might appeal to you.

Whatever you are looking for in great cards to send be sure to check out the wonderful cards, stationary, invitations and more at My Good Greetings.

Win: That's right did you scan all the way down here to see how one of Annies Home readers could win $25 gift card from My Good Greetings? If so then perhaps you should scan back up and take a look at at the wonderful invitations and cards that I shared. I would not want you to miss out on such great pieces of stationary.

How to win: Please visit the blog My Good Greetings and let me know what you would choose to use your $25 gift card on should you win.

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Master Lock

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a great combination lock from Mater Lock this opportunity was found on twitter moms. The great combination lock I was able to review was the Master Lock No1500iD The great Master Lock No1500iD is a great lock one of a kind.

The Master Lock No1500iD is the only combination lock on the market that opens in an up/down/left/right directional movement. The top reason that I admire this lock is because it allows my son to easily open his lock and exchange needed items in his locker and get to class within the 4 minutes allowed. On top of that reason the great patented technology of the wonderful Master Locks No1500iD is that the security is above the standard combination lock. Want yet another great reason to select this super combination lock? Well how about being able to reset the combination on the Master Lock No1500iD. The combination lock itself is a mere 2 inches of metal that can be easily opened with one hand. Imagine your student eager to get into their locker with several books in hand and no where to sit them down. With the Master Lock No1500iD you can easily hold the books in one hand and open the lock with the second hand.
If your child would love to add letters, numbers, colors, shapes or symbols to make it fit their personality the Master Lock company has taken care of this as well by including a great set of stickers on the lock. You simply take the stickers and apply over the arrows.
You can read more about the great master Lock No1500iD by visiting the Master Lock Website at