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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Psalm and Praise

For some reason reading the post located under this meme brought my thoughts to my father and his favorite song or at least one of them I know he sang this one like a hero
The old Brown Church

There’s a church in the valley by the wildwood,No lovelier spot in the dale;No place is so dear to my childhood,As the little brown church in the vale.
Come to the church in the wildwood,Oh, come to the church in the dale,No spot is so dear to my childhood,As the little brown church in the vale.
How sweet on a clear, Sabbath morning,To list to the clear ringing bell;Its tones so sweetly are calling,Oh, come to the church in the vale.
There, close by the church in the valley,Lies one that I loved so well;She sleeps, sweetly sleeps, ’neath the willow,Disturb not her rest in the vale.
There, close by the side of that loved one,To trees where the wild flowers bloom,When the farewell hymn shall be chantedI shall rest by her side in the tomb.
From the church in the valley by the wildwood,When day fades away into night,I would fain from this spot of my childhoodWing my way to the mansions of light.

loved this as a child and loved to sit with my daddy in that pew man some days those seemed like the greatest day we ever had

for more saturday psalm and praise go here and here

saturday special

~Words Ending in URE ~ I Say You Answer~
1. My answer?

my future holds a great spring summer season where hopefully I will be able to spend alot of time with my granddaughter

2. It's A answer?

It's a pleasure to spend time with the family at great get togethers

3. What A answer?

what a picture it would be if we could take one of the entire family

4. The answer?

the temperature outside today was great really nice and warm

for more participants in Saturday Special go here.

Saturday Nine

1. What one day of your life do you think was your best day?

Have had several from way back when I won first place for delivering a speech, to my wedding days, graduations, childrens births, my childrens graduation, and my grandchilds birth, let alone what are still to come

2. What one day of your life do you think was your worst day?

deaths are the hardest my dads, my grandparents it takes me a long time to get over things

3. If you had to pick the best year of your life, when was it and why?

What is up with all this best I have never had a bad year per say just hard times but with the lords help we make it through them

4. If you had to pick the worst year of your life, when was it and why?

Same answer as for 3

5. Most recently, what night did you do something that you loved?

I have a great night coming up when my child gets honored, any time I get to see my grandbaby is grand as well

6. Most recently, what night did you do something that you hated?

police at the door the other night when brother and sister in law were fighting

7. Tell us about your best relationship that did not work out.

Have had many friendships that have gone belly up as well as trouble with family that we battle through

8. Tell us about your worst romantic relationship that you’ve had.

been with same man since 16 and he is great

9. Is there a celebrity that you’d love to spend a “no hold bars” night with

oh where do I start patrick swazye (spelling ?) would be a great start

for more Saturday 9 visit here

Giveaways I found March 7

I found these giveaways while online March 7

small talk six

6 places you would like to travel to if you had someone trustworthy to watch your children and pets
I would love to travel to these 6 places
1. pigeon forge Tennessee
2. mountain suite somewhere secluded
3. Knoxville Tennessee
4. Kansas city Missouri
5. Whitehall Illinois
6. panama city Florida
for more small talk 6 visit here

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tucker Bag Review

Every where you go you hear tips on being green. One of my favorite ways is to carry my own bag to the grocery store. If you have a great looking bag like Tucker Bag what else could you ask for? You are looking trendy while carrying a great bag that is good for the earth.

Tucker Bags come in over 24 different pattern and color styles one I am sure would match your personality as well. Each Tucker Bag although tremendously light is the equivalent in size to two plastic grocery bags and will hold in excess of 35 lbs. Tucker Bag will do all this and when you are done with it tightly fold away in a 4 inch pouch.

You can advertise your cause or school on a great tucker bag. Tucker bags were designed for those who are wanting to stay green, have fun and look trendy. There is a tucker bag that will fit your lifestyle and shopping experience. The great extra pockets, wider handles, shoulder comfort are part of every Tucker bag. The great wider handle allows the weight to be alloted so that the weight is not placed in one small area.

Tucker Bags are so versatile and fun that they can be used for nearly aspect of life. School, trips, beach, swimming, or anywhere a bag is needed there is a tucker bag that would be perfect. Since Tucker Bags hold 35lbs they are strong enough to carry most things your busy life demands. So if you are looking for a great bag then check out Tucker Bags.

Tucker Blair review

I was recently lucky enough to win this great headband from the blog life in a house of blue. I love it and could not believe how well it was made. The construction of this headband is terrific. No strings that are loose or look as if there was a possibility could ever come loose. The headband itself is not too firm, but not loose either. It bends when needed but keeps its structure on its subject. I have never seen such a great headband. Tucker Blair creates the products with 100% wool yarn, tight petit point stitching. Only the best in a relaxed atmosphere for tucker Blair.

If you are not aware of Tucker Blair then you should open your horizons. Tucker Blair is a company that was created when the stiffness of the office grew tired yet a great look was still needed. Tucker Blairs belts and headbands are less expensive than the great look alike products in the malls or shopping centers. The reason for this is because Tucker Blair eliminates the middle man. Tucker Blair products are delivered straight to the customer and sold only through tucker The same great product that you would find anywhere at a better price is exactly what may be needed with the economy as it is.

If looking for that perfect belt, head band or flip flops at a great price visit tucker Blair.

4 food friday

#1Coffee. Do you use ground, bean or pods?

Coffee grounds

#2. Coffee filters. Do you use paper, gold or other?


#3. Tea. Do you prefer tea bags, loose tea or something else?

loose tea instant

#4. Share a recipe for something you like to eat with coffee or tea.

cinnamon toast you know cinnamon sugar on warm toast

for more 4 food friday visit here

friday five

1. If your car/bike is wrecked (if your mass transit service goes belly-up), do you know what you would do to replace it, perhaps even have the car or bike you want already picked out?

I love it that we are able to walk to most things other wise we bum rides (which I hate) we are going without gas for a little while now

2. A client/friend gives you a lottery ticket, which wins you a prize worth (after taxes) ten times as much money as you earned/received last year. What will you do with it?

I would share with who ever gave me the card and then give 10 percent to tithes and then do something really nice since it is found money I can do with it as I planned not as I need to do

3. Fight or flee?

fight alot I used to be a fleer but now I fight

4. Someone performs a random act of kindness that is exactly what you need on a bad day. If you wish to pay them back, would you write a poem, bake, buy something, or what?

I would do a little bit of writing in a sweet note then use my kitchen to bake for them

5. Your manager commands you to pick a charity to contribute to. Do you resist? If not, which charity would be your first choice?

We are invloved in so much from muscular dystrophy, american lung association, special olympics to name just a few.

for more friday five visit here.

Frugal Friday

I am joining in on the frugal friday fun with a couple of stand by recipes that we love

Shepherds pie (our style)

2 lb hamburger

1 can corn

instant potatos prepared

Season and brown hamburger,(add onion if you wish), Layer browned meat into a casserole, pour corn over top of that and layer potatoes (may use leftover potatoes) over top. Season top and bake for about 25 minutes in 400 degree oven. (may top with cheese if wish) Serve

Cheese Dip (our style)

2 lb velvetta

1 can rotella tomatoes

1 c shredded cheese

1 lb hamburger browned

Mix all in crockpot High til cheese melts and all is warm. Serve

Well I cant wait to read the rest of frugal friday tips here and you can join in too at a cowboys wife

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.
My question today has to do with family. In my family even though I am not the oldest I am the one that everyone turn to for support and advice. I want to know are you the one in your family that turns to someone else or is it you who offers out wonderful advice?
For more aloha friday visit An island life blog here

giveaways I found March 6

Here are some more great giveaways I found today March 6

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Galatians - Chapter 6:2
2. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

This verse means alot to me when it comes to this week. This week we have seen many problems in both mine and my husbands family and yet we stay strong with the Lord Jesus and help our family members in all that we can. So this week I am thankful for

1. A Lord who will listen to my crys even when I am not sure exactly sure what my hear desires
2. A Lord who will raise us up when we are down
3. A family that has struggles but battles through these struggles together
4. Strength that is provided by our Lord to meet our daily needs

To read what others are thankful for this thursday visit here

Thursday things I love

I have had a serious tough day today and one of my favorite things to do is to turn to my Lord for strength and compassion.

On days such as today was this verse is one I hold close to my heart

For more individuals Thursday things I love visit the blog the diaper diaries here

Thousand Word Thursday

Everyone can use a cookie break. This is my granddaughter and as her mommy is finding out she is no different than the rest of us. Give here a cookie and she will devour it LOL.

For more thousand word thursday visit here

giveaways I found March 5

These are the great giveaways I found March 5

Bugaboo shoe review

Spring is coming and clothing styles will soon be changing. Before long Easter will be here and the cute clothes that come along with the season deserves an equally great pair of shoes to accompany the outfit. Bugaboo Shoes, create lovely little shoes for the little ones in your life.
Bugaboo shoes sell really cute shoes that are stylish for girls but little boys have been well taken care of as well. Just take a look at these trendy looking boy shoes.

Bugaboo sells shoes to youngsters in toddler and children sizes. If your child wears sizes from 3 to size 6 in toddler or size 4 to size 12 in children sizes then Bugaboo has a shoe that will fit your youngster. The main difference between the children and toddler Bugaboo shoes are that the toddler shoes are made up of the lambskin leather with an amazing pliable rubber sole and a wider width so that the foot can move more natural. The Bugaboo toddler shoes allow the young child to feel as if they are walking barefoot. This simulation allows the toddler to wear shoes while allowing the foot to be free which is what major pediatricians are recommending. The Bugaboo children's shoe is equally great allowing the child to feel the luxury of calfskin leather and an amazing traction bottom.

So as the season changes and the need for shoes arise check with bugaboo shoes for that perfect shoe for your little one. I love the great little shoes that we received they are super hot red in color and will fit my granddaughters style and allow her to wear them either casually or for that special occasion. Bugaboo has a shoe that will fit your child's and style as well.

Mo Ganey Love Pak cards

Mo Ganey Love Pak Cards

Spring is in the air and so is love. Mo Ganey Love Pak Cards will increase even the love of even the most romantic or cynical hearts. With the homemade look of these great cards and yet the whimsical creative imagination used to create these great Mo Ganey cards helps to impress everyone.

Al Dente Pasta review

When I was a kid I loved sports and as a matter of fact still do. I loved to play softball and in fact was on a great team. The team was sponsored by cox's hardware store (no longer even in existence) and we were great as I remember even getting first place trophy that summer. Our coach believed that our secret was the meal that we would eat right before the game. She ordered (LOL) us to eat pasta as the meal right before the game. This only helped to further my great love of pasta.
Recently, I was able to try the Al Dente brand pasta and let me tell you definitely worth a second try. This was great tasting and good for us. Even the kids who are often picky loved it. Al Dente Pasta company was created in 1981 by Monique Deschaine. Monique was determined to create the "perfect" pasta. Through this determination Monique would spend many hours in the kitchen of a friends restaurant testing and retesting pasta recipes in the search for the perfect pasta that she was after. This work payed off as she found the perfect recipe for the perfect pasta that she now sells at the AL Dente pasta company. The reason she feels it is the best is because the pasta contains the best ingredients she could find. Each bag possess 100% durum semolina flour and only 3/4 of an egg. Then the dough is hand feed through pasta roller followed by a slow drying process so that all the pasta dries evenly allowing each piece to be tender but firm that cooks in only 3 minutes.
As I read the bag of Al Dente pasta and saw that it said cooks in only 3 minutes I decided to put it to the test. What would the pasta be like cooking in only 3 minutes? My thoughts were not cooked. So as I dropped the pasta in the pan of boiling water I set the timer. Three minutes later I checked the pasta and guess what it was done. This is cool to a mom of six (6) children who has little time to cook meals. This was great and could be added to the quick meal list.

We received 3 bags of the great Al Dente Pasta and a jar of wonderful marinara sauce. I decided that night that I would fix a favorite recipe using the Al Dente ingredients. It is a simple recipe as even that night our family had several features on the table. To make this I would simply brown a lb of hamburger meat and mix it in with the noodles and sauce. Let me tell you because the pasta only took 3 minutes to cook this recipe did not take as much time and the great ingredients even boosted the taste of even this simple recipe. Can you imagine what it would do to your great recipes?

Would you love to try this great pasta but been told to stay away from carbs or on a low carb diet? Al Dente Pasta accepted the challenge to find a great reduced carb pasta and succeeded. The wonderful taste and texture is still possessed by the Al Dente Pasta and the length of cooking time also remains at 3 minutes. The only thing the low carb pasta gives up is carbs in fact the carba nada pasta has a remarkably low glycemic index which slows the rate at which it is digested. Healthy and all-natural, now you can have your pasta and eat it too!
Al Dente Pasta also has great products so what more could you ask for? Al Dente Pasta is a dream come true in many aspects of the arena on food. So the next time you are looking to fix that perfect pasta check out al dente pasta and remember the diligence helped make it great.

picaflor kids

Spring is fast approaching and thus with the season comes the time to change clothing styles comes speedily along as well. I know you want your little ones to have just that right look and style. Trendy clothes sometimes forget the littlest members of the family but Picaflor kids keeps them fully in mind. With great styles and colors available Picaflor kids is sure to please both mom and little one.

Picaflor Kids styles like this very cute peasant set that is available in 3 different color arrangements would allow your little gal to have the free movement that they love yet the cuteness and style of this set would make it appropriate to wear many different places. The little one no longer needs to be left out in that trendy style with Picaflor kids.

What about these great outfits for that young man in your life. The style was not forgotten when Picaflor kids created these two boy outfits. Would you not be proud to be with your young stud as they sported one of these Picaflor kids styles? Any lucky man would think you are great for picking such a lovely company to create his wardrobe of clothes.

The word Picaflor is the Spanish word for hummingbird. The word hummingbird to means buzzing around being friendly. Can you just see your little one buzzing around being friendly as they feel great strutting in their new picaflor clothing? You have not a worry either as you take assurance in the fact that Picaflor kids uses great fabrics and a small-scale production to make your child's outfit a unique piece in a great collection that has been created just for that busy child in your life. Picaflor rests assured that your child will love these great styles and their self esteem will be lifted. For this reason Picaflor kids continues to create an elegant yet adventurous clothing line with the young child in mind. To be sure that the style will look great Nancy Coronado, the creator of Picaflor Kids, uses her own children as test pilots before placing them on sale.

Nancy Coranado, a native of Peru, creates Picaflor great pieces. A percentage of profits are directed to charities that benefit children in Peru.

Picaflor clothing has been created for everyday elegant wear which can easily be dressed up for those special occasions in your life. So for the next outfit that you buy your little trend setter remember Picaflor kids.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Great pasta recipes (easy)

Polish Sausage Casserole

lb pasta your choice macaroni, shells ie

jar ragu cheddar cheese sauce

lb polish sausage, smoked sausage ie..

Prepare pasta Drain Stir in cheese sauce and sliced up meat Top with shredded cheese if you wish and bake in oven 400 degrees for 30 minutes

I made this tonight and they all loved it

for more great pasta recipes and a weekly recipe swap visit Life as mom blog

wordfilled wednesday

As we begin to think of spring I love this picture and the verse that goes with it. God made it all and placed us here to enjoy it.

for more word filled wednesday visit here

Riley Roos shoes review

Riley Roo shoes don't you just love the name? I do. I not only love the name I love the shoes. The great styles for little girl like these shoes. Great color, Velcro strap and so soft and cute any child would love them.

Riley Roos also make adorable shoes for that little man in your life as well. Like these little sandals just for boys. look like dads only smaller. They have that great leather look and once again a Velcro strap. I would admire these Riley roos and would be proud for my little man to strut his stuff around town in these.

The creators of Riley roos shoes were tired of never being able to find stylish shoes for their up and coming young ones. So they created their own shoe company where shoes that were trendy and stylish as well as well made would be sold. Young children often find it hard to tie and or buckle shoes and Riley roo wanted their shoes to be developmentally friendly for their customers. You know the ones that would be wearing them. They wanted their customers to be happy with their shoes just as an adult would be happy with their own. The style, comfort and ease where the features that would be included in the Riley roo shoes.

I have a granddaughter who often removes her shoes. I reckon she is a bit like her grandma and would love to go barefoot most of the time. I so like it that when Riley Roo shoes were designed they were designed with barefoot walking in mind. The sole of a Riley roos shoe is flexible and its rubber-padded sole curls above the toes to provide leverage as a child begins crawling. Now that is pure genius can you imagine crawling in a shoe that made it hard to draw your foot along? I love the fact that the sole of the Riley roo shoe curls above the toes making it easier and feel better for the young child. My oldest son told me the other day that he needed new shoes for P.E. because the running shoes he has now are too heavy to run in. Can you imagine what the weight of a shoe would do to a child just beginning to walk? That is another reason why Riley roos' are so great. Riley rooslightweight construction and protective bottoms support a child’s foot as he or she starts walking and provides traction to prevent falls on slippery surfaces.

If you are looking for stylish, trendy, great looking,great fitting shoes look no further than to Riley Roos shoes for all your little ones shoe needs.

spring fever comes as baseball spring training starts


for more wordless wednesday visit Green Mamas Pad.
show n tell friday @ raising 4 godly men

upcoming blog party

The 5 minute for mom blog is inviting all women over for a great blog party. There will be fun and gifts and time to meet new friends. This will be the first blog party that Annies Home will participating in. I look forward to having tons of fun. The party will run March 20 through the 27th. Check back here or at the blog 5 minute for mom for more information in the future.

giveaways March 3

Here are the giveaways that I found on the great blogs that I visisted
  • The blog me and my boys hosting giveaway for miracle blanket. Wish I had one of these 23 years ago when I had a baby with colic it would of been very useful to a new mother who was stressing
  • The blog My organized chaos hosting giveaway for little fit hat where a lucky winner will reeive a hat for their little one and contest runs ends March 14
  • The blog organized chaos hosting giveaway for a great book twin sense. I just had a great friend have twins and this would help her out I believe as well as great etsy shop giveaway
  • The blog feisty, frugal and fabulous blog is hosting giveaway for squishy fish shirt or onesie will be the prize. These look super cute and one can never have too many onesies as well as one for See Kai Run where the lucky winner will receive a pair of shoes
  • The blog Go Graham Go hosting a giveaway for kat in hat designs which sells really cute products.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

country bob sauce winners

The winners for the country bob sauce are #2 and #43 who are:

Wgahome2mom said...
Christ is our CEO! and I'd like to try the Cheese Ball/Log.

Beth said...
Christ is the CEO - I would like to try Country Bob's Baked Beans - thanks!

Beth you did not leave an email to get hold of you so you must contact me you have until Friday at 10:00 p.m to do this or another winner will be selected

thanks to all for entering this great giveaway

totally talented tuesday

Totally talented tuesday is a meme that the blog two of a kind working on a full house shares with us each week. This week I wan to feature my totally talented son and my totaly talented granddaughter Katelynn. He is an all around sports star football, baseball, and wrestling as well as having a heart for God. My granddaughter is having a milestone in her life that of her 6 month old birthday. I am very happy that both of them are in my life.

Here they are together. MY football player holding his now 20 lb old niece during christmas season. I can tell you that she is the star of his eye. She will be a very spoiled child with my son and the rest of them that will give her anything that she wants but this little lady will get much guidance
from this football player prayer warrior of an uncle.

For more talented Tuesday visit the blog 2 of a kind working on a full house blog

Blush Undershirt Review

Blush Undershirt
Do you hate it while at sporting events, waiving hi to someone across the way or raising your hand your shirt rises up and shows a bit of skin? Well, then the blush undershirt is the perfect product for you. The material in this great product allows the undershirt to stay put where it belongs even if the top shirt rises a bit. By the undershirt staying put it creates a look of modesty not allowing any skin to shine through. This look of modesty is often very appealing in today's world where modesty is thrown aside. Whether for maternity or just for that everyday look modesty can be appreciated.
Have you seen those expecting ladies that are nearing the end of their pregnancy and their shirts no longer will cover their loving abundance? My mother recently remarked how she is noticing the girls with their belly's exposed more often than not. So I love the way that blush has created an undershirt just for the expecting gals that still want that bit of modesty. Blush is helping the gals of this world keep their modesty by keeping Their bellies covered up. While I think pregnant ladies glow if that pregnant lady would love to keep her modesty in tack then Blush creates the perfect gift for her.
Whether you are expecting and wish to keep your modesty or just a young lady who love to wear the trendy little shirts but wish to possess Thier modesty Blush is the perfect product for you. Blush undershirts would make the perfect gift for that lady in your life or for yourself. So if looking for a helping hand in keeping your modesty remember Blush undershirts so you can refrain from blushing while giving that big cheer.

Mama MIo Review

All to often as mothers we forget we are human and need to be loved as well. We care for the little ones, we care for our parents, we care for our spouses, we care for our friends and forget about ourselves. There is a great company that has been created just to pamper moms. The Mama mio company creates great lotions, creams and pampering products that moms desire.

We were lucky enough to receive two great products. Since I am a diabetic I am always looking for lotions that help me with my severe dry skin. Mama Mio has such great products such as the

super rich body cream. This great body cream is created to help lock in the much needed moisture that we often loose. Because of my diabetic condition my skin often appears dry and scaly the mama mio cream has helped to keep the scaly condition from appearing. I will truly give my nod to any product that helps me control the drying condition of my skin.

If you suffer from dry skin like I do or just want to pamper yourself a bit remember mama mio when looking for great items for yourself or someone you love. Mama Mio would make that perfect gift for that young mother, mother, grandmother or special lady in your life as well. How great it is to receive a special gift like that from Mama Mio to pamper yourself. There is no better way to show someone you love them than to give them a great gift. Mama Mio has that special touch in an attractive box that says I love you and I want you to take care of your self extra special.

pocket purifier review

Do you worry about those items that your little one places in their mouth? It seems that the first place that everything that a baby touches must go to their mouths. So everyday babies can come into contact with thousands of germs a day. Because we have a six month old grand baby that we love to death we want to be sure to protect her. One way is to make sure she is safe from germs. She has several favorite toys and these toys often find their way into her mouth. With the pocket purifier we can be sure that the germs do not enter her mouth with the toy. In safeguarding our children do we always look at the simple things? The pocket purifier will help us to be sure that even in the simple ways that we protect the ones we love.

How does it work? Well that was a question that I wanted to know

The UVC light in the pocket purifier kills the germs contained on the item. There can be as many as 25,000 bacteria germs per square inch of item. The UVC light kills the DNA of bacteria and prevent them for spreading. I am not always that scientific I was not for sure what UVC light was so did a bit of research and found this definition of UVC

Short-wave ultraviolet radiation, in the "C" band (200 to 280 nanometers) has
been used for over 100 years. UV-C (UVC) is also referred to as UVGI
(ultraviolet germicidal irradiation). UVC penetrates the outer structure of the
cell and alters the DNA molecule, preventing replication and causing cell

Other great features of the pocket purifier are:

  • The pocket purifier contains a UV-Lid which helps protect the eyes and skin of the user and also helps increase the germ killing function
  • The pocket purifier is great for purifying, (more than cleaning) masks, kitchen utensils, telephone sets, nail clippers, scissors, baby toys, pacifiers, cribs, strollers and nearly every item that a young child or even you will come into contact with
  • Although the power of this pocket purifier is immense it only requires 4 (AA) batteries
  • easy to carry around as it fits into your pocket and safe as well

If looking to ensure that extra protection of your young child and who isn't try the pocket purifier for your little one

giveaway contest found march 3

I started fairly early today may find today as busy as yesterday so here is what I found today

the blog baby loving mama (love that name) is hosting giveaway for Skippyjon Jones Shape Up. book. One of my favorite things to do is to read to little ones and this book would be great to share with that special little one.

Monday, March 2, 2009

jack and lilly shoes review

Don't you just love little feet? I love little feet and love to find terrifically cute shoes to put on those little feet Jack and Lilly fits that bill really nicely. Since becoming a grandma I have had the opportunity to find several great items for our little granddaughter. Jack and Lilly shoes create some of the best looking shoes that I have ever seen. It is not hard to find out why. Just take a look at one of the cute pairs that the Jack and Lilly shoe company sells.

These are the great shoes that we received from the Jack and Lilly shoe company. Upon inspection you will find that the shoes are completed of real leather and are very soft. The bottoms of these Jack and Lilly shoes are great as well. Jack and Lilly shoe heels are soft and composable as they will fit my granddaughter who is 6 months old and she is not walking as of yet. The backs of the shoes are firm but not hard firm but not super bendable either. They are hard enough to hold the heel firmly but not so hard that they will hurt the infants heel. That is great in my opinion. The cute little crowns on these great Jack and Lilly shoes are on their to stay and are super cute. They just sort of state that she is a princess and we all know it LOL. If you are looking for a great pair of shoes for your little one visit Jack and Lilly shoes. out.

Jack and Lily's footwear are the beginning stage of designer footwear. Why not give your childrens feet the same love you would your own? These great shoes are made from the greatest "Lamb Touch" leather they are so soft on your feet they may not even complain about wearing these precious shoes on their precious little feet. The great Jack and Lilly shoes are created to slip onto your little ones feet and are designed to encourage a baby's development. The Jack and Lilly shoes seem to invite babies to discover, touch and smile while playing with their feet in these great soft soled shoes created by Jack and Lilly.

Variety is a source that runs long and smooth at Jack and Lilly's shoes. With more than seventy (70) colors and styles available for customers to choose from Jack and Lilly's shoes strive to complete the best shoes with the best variety available. Have an outfit you need a great pair of shoes for look no further than Jack and Lillys shoes. Both babies and toddlers will be proud to sport the great look of Jack and Lilly shoes.

BioGreen bottle giveaway

Contest Is Now OVer

Spring is in the air and soon those great hiking trips, bicycling trips, and camping will begin. One needed item is water bottles but do you have any idea of how many water bottles end up in the landfill? A short time ago I reviewed a great set of water bottles called the BioGreen bottles and you can read about it here.

The BioGreen bottle company has contacted me and wants to give two (2) of my readers a full set of BioGreen bottles. These great BioGreen bottles that have a great long life and even after their use are biodegradable which means they will not end up staying forever in a landfill.

Thats right two (2) readers of Annies Home will win the full set, all 5 of these great BioGreen bottles. The BioGreen bottles that were developed with the family in mind for the goodness of the earth. The set includes the

14 oz kid size water bottle that is perfect for the littlest member of the house,

20 oz bottle size that is great with an on and off style of spout

26 oz. bottle size that has just the right size of wide open bottle mouth with the on and off style of spout as well

30 oz hollywood bottle with the cool size and shape. It is perfect for that runner in your life to carry while on the go

32 oz super twister the largest bottle of the collection that is perfect for that big drinker in the family or to take on the go

All of these bottles are great and two (2) winners will win the whole set of bio green bottles

Buy: BioGreen Bottles are sold through distributors and retail stores. They are currently available in selected bicycle and sporting goods stores. You can also look for them in health food stores and fitness centers were they are sold on a more limited basis. Several retailers are also offering them on the web at and Ebay.

Win: two (2) readers of Annie's home blog will be winning the complete set of five bottles

To win:

Mandatory entry: Please visit the BioGreen bottle website and tell me what activity you are involved in and what bottle would be perfect for you.

Extra Entries:you must answer mandatory question first

1. Follow me on blogger (2 entries)

2. Follow me on twitter (shopannies) and leave your twitter name in a comment and twitter about the giveaway (3 entries)

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment (5 entries)

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Contest will run from March 2 to March 23,2009 at which time two (2) winners will be selected and emailed. You must include your email in the comment or have it accesible on your profile. This is open to u.s and canadian readers. Winner will have 3 days to answer notification or another winner will be selected.

frugal meal ideas

I just saw this frugal meme on another blog and if it is scraping by you want to know about we do it every day. We feed our family of 8 on a food budget of $540 a month or $135 a week. Here is a great recipe that we found just the other day and everyone loves

Sloppy joe pizza
1 lb hamburger
can of sloppy joe sauce
pizza crust dough (can or homemade)
1 c shredded cheese

roll out pizza dough onto pizza pan. Brown hamburger. Drain. Stir in sauce. Layer meat over pizza dough Top with cheese and bake in 400 degree oven 15 minute

Polish Sausage Casserole
3 boxes of polish sausage casserole
1 pk polish sausage, sliced
1 c shredded cheese

Make macaroni and cheese Layer mac n cheese with sausage in a casserole dish top with cheese and bake 400 degree oven 30 minutes

these are two of my favorite recipes please visit here for more frugal help

monday menu

Monday Menu: this week the kids will not be home for any meal but snacks and supper Monday through Friday.

Breakfast Monday through friday will be my old stand by of coffee and toast

Lunch will be sandwiches

M tacos

T lasagna

W pizza casserole

Th shepherd pie

F polish sausage

S nachos and cheese

S fried steak, scallop potatos, peas, PB squares

supper sunday will be at church for big youth event

saturday may fix a brunch of pancake, sausage and potato skillet

Scallop Potato

1/2 c chop onion 5 c milk

1/2 c butter 10 potato,slice

1/2 c flour

Brown onion in butter Mix in flour Season Add milk Cook, stir thick and bubbly Cook 2 minutes from heat. Place 1/2 in greased 9x13 Cover with 1/2 sauce Repeat Bake 350 degrees Mix bake 30 minutes

for more monday menu check out the blog Im an organizing junkie

Not me monday

The not me meme is a meme that was started by mcmama and you can read what mcmama and everyone else did or did not do as the case would be on the my charming kids blog.

This week has not seen me upset, suprised, delighted, proud and worried. No not me none of those feelings would ever go through my mind.
I was not upset at the fact that a form affecting my childs future as a student in a near by university was messed up because of me. No I would never fill out a form wrong. NOt me.
I was not a bit happy or suprised when I see that the number of hits my blog recieves as well as the comments that I continue to get are not increasing as time goes on. Not me I am not the little old gal who thought that her numbers would never grow and who would be interested in anything I had to say. Why that would not be me and I would not thank you all for visiting my blog.
I am not currently attending a month of special meetings for parents and teens called true love waits. I am not proud of my children for wanting to do this and I am not a bit proud of them in not following the way of the world. I do not thank God every day for everything that he has done for my family. (actually I do baste them in prayer daily).
I am not closing this blog with praises for God. No I would never do this or maybe I would :D
for more not me monday check out the meme at the my charming kids blog

homemaker monday

I thought I would post one of the desserts that our children are looking forward to making this week. It is easy and they can do it by theirselves without help. Besides that although it is a dessert pizza and has sugar cookie baste. It is a great way to get the fruit in them as well. This is always the hit of the party.


2 pkgs. cream cheese

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. sugar (or to taste)

Assorted fruit suggestions: Kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges, bananas, black or blue berries

Spread cookie dough over pizza pan. Cook the crust as directed on wrapper. In a bowl, microwave cream cheese until soft. Add vanilla and sugar. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of cooled cookie. Cut and lay fruit in circles. Serve immediately

For more homemaker monday visit the 11th heaven homemaker haven blog
For more make something monday visit the JOlly Mom
also please visit the blog A southern fairytale for more fun
in addition the whats for dinner meme can be found at thrifty and chic mom