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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Organic Baby Fresh Organics review

When you care for something as precious as Princess only the best will do. I do not want to use unneeded and unwanted chemicals around her. That is why organics are the way I choose to go. Some of our favorite bath products come from Fresh Organics. Fresh Organics go by the philosophy that any product they create and is meant for long term use that is safe for everyone ages newborn up. As a mother and grandmother I also love that Fresh Organics strives to use the highest quality baby care products at an affordable price to the consumers. Believe me in these days and times I still want the best just the best at a price I can afford.

The creator of Fresh Organics Jeff had been a business man for many years. When Jeff became a parent to his son he found out the sorrows of parenting and truly loving your child. His young child was born with many skin allergies and Jeff wanted to find the perfect product that would help his young child. Fresh Organics were born a few years later after the perfect formula was developed. Fresh Organic baby products are now free of most allergens such as dairy, eggs, nuts,

We received the travel pack of baby products such lovely products. I think these are perfect when Princess comes to visit. We also received a full size bottle of the bubble bath and Shampoo and Body Wash that we have all ready put to work. The lovely scent that is inside of each bottle is wonderful.

Buy: you can purchase your own Fresh Organics product by visiting the Fresh Organics website located at As I mentioned before the prices of Fresh Organics are wonderful as well. The travel pack sells for $7.99 as well as any of the full size baby bath products.

Bulldogs to play more football

Harrisburg Bulldogs are marching tall and strong. We are in playoffs first match up to be next Saturday afternoon. Go Bulldogs Go!!!

Halloween poems to help show Gods Love

Pumpkin Prayer

{cut off top of pumpkin}
Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you.

{remove innards}
Remove the things in my life that don’t please you.
Forgive the wrong things I do and help me to forgive others.

{cut open eyes}
Open my eyes to see the beauty you’ve made in the world around me.

{cut out nose}
I’m sorry for the times I’ve turned my nose at the good food you provide.

{cut out mouth}
Let everything I say please You.

{light the candle}
Lord, help me show your light to others through the things I do. Amen

By: Liz Curtis Higgs

Jack O’ Lantern Poem

I am a Jack O’ Lantern
My lights will shine so bright
For I’m a Christian pumpkin
My symbols tell what’s right

My nose is like the cross
On which our Savior died
To set us free from sin
We need no longer hide

My mouth is like a fish
The whole wide world to show
That Christians live in this house
And love their Savior so!

The story starts at Christmas
My eyes are like the star
That shone on Baby Jesus
And wise men saw from far

My color, it is orange
Just like the big bright sun
That rose on Easter Day
Along with God’s own Son

And so on Halloween
Let’s set our pumpkins out
And tell the trick or treaters
What God’s love is all about!

Camera Critters

This is my daughters kitten Miracle.

Jealousy Saturday 9 subject

1. Tell us a story when you got jealous.

Been lots of time of this since I am one of 5 siblings. I once had a fight over a boy in school as well. I am sure we all have a story to share here

2. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

my teeth bike wreck when I was younger left them not so nice

3. Who do you mess with the most?

my children are so easy to tease and have fun with that is just the relationship we have together

4. Do you have any special talents? What are they?

I play the clarinet, being a mom and grandma

5. If you could have a secret fling that no one would ever find out about, would you?

Sam Elliot since the other love has passed as of recently

6. What's the furthest you've been from home?

Florida (few states away)

7. How many Saturday 9 player's blogs do you typically visit?

at least 10 or more

8. Some great bloggers lose their "mojo" and quit blogging. Could you see that happening to you?

never know there are some days the stress gets to me

9. What's the biggest mistake you've made so far this year?

ending up in hospital from not taking care of self

Suprise visitors

I had suprise guest last night of my daughter, granddaughter and son came to visit. This was a great surprise as I only get to see them once a month or so. I will be sharing pics of the visit soon. I am so looking forward to the couple of days that they will be here.

Suprise, my daughter came to visit.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Roasted pumpkin Seed Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 pinch salt

1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2.Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

Candy Apple Fun Facts

Candy Apple Fun Facts

Candy Apples were first introduced in Arabian cuisine. The reason was that fruit was candied to preserve it. Americans have over the years turned that practice into gigantic apples covered everything from red candy and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
Soldiers in World War I were slanged "toffee apples"
Candy Apples are popular all over the world. China vendors sell them on bicycle, England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with caramel apples on November 5
Everything from a Kool-Aid flavor to a nail-polish shade has been named candy apple red. The evocative color has been used as a finish on a Fender Stratocaster guitar, and Joe Bailon, a legendary car customizer, created a classic finish of the same name, which he first applied to his 1950s Chevy coupe.
Making your own? Start with tart, firm apples, which offset the sweet coating. The best picks: Granny Smith, Gala, and McIntosh. Here's a Caramel Apples recipe.

This Week has been quite trying

Oh my goodness this week has been quite trying to say the least

Monday: I had to go to the doctor to get that yearly checkup. Also took the kids as walk ins because they got up with colds and coughs. We walked in the doctors office and it is fairly large every section of the waiting room was filled with people coughing and running fever wearing face mask. Felt like the danger zone to me those with scheduled appt. not sick like me were a bit worried we would get something

Tuesday: Teacher called from school to tell me youngest would not do his work. Well when he got home of course he had an excuse told me that he was not going to use teachers pictures he wanted his own. Needless to say he did the homework and saved it all.

Wednesday: Kids that we pick up and take to church were made to wash hands off with wipes before getting on the bus but what good did that do when you ride 30 minutes with them coughing and sneezing

Thursday: Son comes home from practice delighted that if they win their friday game they knock someone out of playoffs. The heart I have I say yeah for you but what about them.

Friday: I will tell you how game goes tomorrow hopefully great and I can say we have home playoff game

Friday Fave Five

Susanne from Living To Tell The Story offers this fun meme every week where we can place our favorites of the week

1. great meds that work wonders this week my children have suffered with colds and fevers no flu but still not feeling good docs gave great meds that fixed them up

2. wonderful doctors who can recognize what is going on nephew diagnosed with HSP which is a form of arthritis but quite different

3. wonderful blogging buddies who helps out whenever needed from offering great recipes, giveaways and the wonderful help I recieved on my blog makeover

4. great family and friends that make life lots of fun it is wonderful when you can get together with family and friends and have a great time

5. flea markets and garage sales that offer great goodies me and sister in law went to a garage sale/flea market and found lots of great goodies

Halloween Past

Picture was taken Halloween 2007, This is my brother and his 2 little boys.

Sky Watch Friday

Just could not help to notice the sky one night over the team as they were getting ready to play the game as if there is a beacon of hope above in the sky

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pudding recipe

Foodie Friday can be found on the blog designs by gollum by following this link and Friday Food at MomTrends

These are recipes sure to please my entire family.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

recipe from nestle

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecan halves

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE pumpkin, sugar, egg and pumpkin pie spice in medium bowl; stir well. Spread over bottom of pie shell.

COMBINE corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla extract in same bowl; stir in nuts. Spoon over pumpkin layer.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Pumpkin Pudding
Makes six servings.

4 eggs
1 one-pound can of pumpkin
1/2 cup light molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 cup milk

Break the eggs into a large bowl, and beat with a fork until light yellow. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, molasses, and milk. Stir well. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish. Bake at 350ยบ for 1 hour or until the pudding is firm in the middle. Refrigerate any leftovers.

recipe borrowed from Illinois Extension where i worked one summer when I was a teenager.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

GreenCupboards 15% off discount

GreenCupboards is the company that opens the door to greener living. The lovely quality of products that helps you keep the earth green and know that you are providing quality goods for your family. Precious products that pamper your family as well as provide products that your family needs for daily life is what GreenCupbards is there to do.
The lovely folks at GreenCupboards would like to offer Annie's home readers a 15% discount off any product on their website. Use the code SHOPANNIES when placing your order so that you can get the discount In addition if you purchase $49 in any one shopping trip to GreenCupboards they will take care of the shipping cost.

Southern Bella's Ways To Save: If You Bought A Baby Einstein DVD in the past 5 Years You Get A REFUND!

Southern Bella's Ways To Save: If You Bought A Baby Einstein DVD in the past 5 Years You Get A REFUND!

If you have purchased a baby Einstein DVD in the Past 5 years you get a refund head over to the Southern Bella's website

A very cute giveaway on Two of A Kind Working On A full House Blog

Dee on the Blog Two of A kind Working on A full house blog is hosting a giveaway sponsored by Lil Inspirations. This is a very cute giveaway that I would love to win the contest is for a Personalized Puppy Baby Blanket. Hurry over and sign up to enter this super cute contest.


Winner of Eden Fantasys is:

monkeysue said...
the book 101 nights of great sex looks interesting

Candy Apple Recipes

One of my favorite Halloween candies is Hot Cinnamon Candy Apple and Caramel Apples. Here is a recipe for you to try your hand. I am sharing this recipe at the blog Joy of Desserts

Hot Cinnamon Candy Apple Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1/3 cup hot cinnamon hearts candy
1 cup water
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring
6 of your favorite type of eating apple, medium size
6 wooden skewers (often found in the produce dept.)

First prepare the apples for candy coating by washing them and removing the stems. Take a skewer and stab it right into the middle of the apple at its blossom end, and repeat for each apple. Be careful not to poke the skewer through the other side of the apple though. If wooden skewers are unavailable, a Popsicle stick with one end sharpened can be used in a pinch.

In a small or medium sized saucepan set on medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water. Stir and keep stirring until everything is dissolved. Then stir some more just to make sure it's all dissolved. Once everything is dissolved, add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and food coloring to the mix.

Now boil mixture to 300°F on the candy thermometer, or until the syrup is slightly brittle when tested in cold water. Remove from heat and quickly dip your apples into your candy coating and be sure to coat them well. Slowly twirling the apple will help spread the syrup over the apple.

Place them with the skewer pointing up on waxed paper or a greased cookie sheet and allow them to harden. They will be quite hot for a while so make sure you let them cool completely to room temperature before eating! Try this candied apple recipe today.

Thursday Thunks

1.If you were to start a meme (or a second or third), what would you call it and what day would you pick?

I love to participate in memes but neve really thought about starting one myself

2. When a celebrity endorses a product, do you really believe they like it/use it?

well with the bloggers being cracked down on with the information they are sharing I hope that there is some way of making sure celebrities are being held to their word as well

3. Why don't zombies ever just eat each other?

have no idea maybe it has something to do with the same reason we dont eat rotton meat or each other

4. If you were an elephant, would you rather roam free or be in a zoo?

well I would rather be in a zoo I think where I am promised meals and somewhere to sleep and I am not hunted

5. The doorbell rings on October 31st, do you answer it?

Yep, if I were home but the way it looks I will be at the church and Judgement House

6. If you see a piece of paper on the ground while out & about, do you pick it up? If so, do you look to see what it is?

yes I pick it up after seeing what it is

7. If Jon Gosselin and Octomom got married and then their own reality show, do you think she would try to get pregnant again for better ratings?

oh my I would hope not

8. If Thursday Thunks was to be put on hold or quit completely, would you be sad?

yes, I have met many friends through Thursday Thunks and it would be sad if no longer there

YoPlus Light Yogurt Review and Giveaway with $1 off coupon sponsored by BlogSparks

Yo Plus+ Light Yogurt is a quick healthy snack that can help you balance out the pressures of the day. All to often when we reach for a snack when we need a pick me up but we reach for the wrong type of snack because we are in a rush/ Yoplait Yoplus+ light yogurt offers us a quick nutritional alternative that will help give us that extra boost to help us through the day. I don't know about you but when I am in a hurry and reach for those chips or whatever is at hand it slugs me down and tires me out. The Yoplus+ light yogurt snack allowed me a quick good tasting snack that was easy to eat on the run (just remember to pack a spoon) Best of all while the Yoplait Yoplus+ yogurt tasted great what it did for my calorie intake was even better. As a diabetic I have a certain number of calories that I can burn in a day. These wonderful calories are precious and Yoplait helped me enjoy a snack while not destroying my calorie count because it only contains 70 calories per serving. In addition Yoplus contains fiber which also helps out the digestive track. Yoplait Yoplus+ also offers you choices because the yogurt comes in different flavors which are key lime pie, honey vanilla and strawberry banana.

I was given this opportunity to review YoPlus Light Yogurt by a wonderful group known as MyBlogSpark. To help Annie's Home readers to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle MyBlogSpark and Yoplus have come together to offer one of Annie's Home readers a contest where a lucky winner will receive a "Get Healthy" gift pack that includes:
  • stylish sports bag (I love this attractive bag which is good and sturdy and likely one of a kind because it helps you share the love of Yoplait)
  • sports towel (soft and absorbant I enjoyed this after a good walk when the weather is a bit warm here in the south we do seem to glisten)

  • a set of earbuds

  • 2 free coupons for free YoPlus yogurt of your choice
Be sure you test out the delicious taste of Yoplait YoPlus light yogurt. Yoplait YoPlus light yogurt can be found in several different locations. Follow this link to find a coupon for $1 off Yoplait YoPlus Light yogurt.

Enter the contest to win the Get Healthy Gift Pack you must visit the Yoplait YoPlus website and tell me what flavor you would love to try.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crockpot Goulash

Crockpot Goulash

■1 medium onion, diced
■2 large potatoes, cut in bite size chunks
■1 lb. of ground beef thawed (or other meat)
■1 can of corn with juice (or other veggie)
■1 can of peas with juice (or other veggie)
■1 can of condensed tomato soup
■Salt and pepper to taste

Cut raw potatoes and place in crock-pot. Next, add meat. Then add onion. Next, add both cans of vegetables with juice. Can of tomato soup on top cover, heat on high for an hour. Stir mixture well. Let simmer for at least 2 more hours, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve by itself, over rice or noodles. Kids love it!

find more great crockpot recipes on the Dining with Debbie blog

Wordfilled Wednesday

Is it not just wonderful to know that we have his love forever and where we might mess up he will forgive us and love us as his children forever.

Find more wordfilled post at The 160 Acre Woods

A mother and her children in nature

This is a picture of my sister and her 3 children. I am not sure what they were talking about over at the tree but deciede it was a good picture to take when none of them were looking and all paying attention or discussing the tree.
find more great pictures at Seven Clown Circus

Power Ranger and his pajamas

had to share this picture of my lil nephew and his new pajamas that I got him to wear when he stays the night here

Nine Not So Scary Halloween Movies

The letter of the week at ABC Wednesday is N and so I decided to share Nine Not SO Scary Halloween Movies
  1. Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (goes back to my own childhood)
  2. The Worst Witch
  3. Hocus Pocus (one of my familys all time favorites)
  4. Munstor Go Home
  5. Haloween Town (another one of our favorites)
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. The Witches
  8. Pooh's Heffalump Halloween (for the littlest ones around)
  9. The Haunted Mansion (a movie I took the kids to watch at the movies when it first came out)

Dont forget my giveaway for the Not SO Scary Halloween package from you can make this

Jigsaw book Giveway on 5 Vinez Monkeys blog

Love books? You'll love the giveaway Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is having sponsored by Usborne Books! You can win a 1,2,3 Jigsaw Book! What a great way to encourage a love for reading in your little one. Stop by before 11:59pm ET on October 23rd and enter to win!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

These are adorable costumes that I would love to win

Come Have A Peace delicious Pumpkin Dip

I was recently visiting the meme Tasty Tuesday at the blog Blessed with Grace I found not only a new blog Come Have A Peace but a delicious recipe as well.

Pumpkin Dip

1 package of cream cheese, softened (this can't be skipped ... voice of experience :) )

1 can pureed pumpkin pie mix (18 oz)

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 - 1 t. ground cinnamon

1/4 t. ground ginger

dash ground cloves

dash nutmeg

In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the pumpkin, beating well. Add the sugar and spices, beating well until it's a smooth, creamy consistency. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Perfect with cookies or muffins in the fall!

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

We made Halloween cupcakes. Following the directions on the cake box and then icing them either with food colored died green and then we placed a pumpkin on top of each of these. Tasty, delicious and so easy and fun to do with the kids

find more great recipes at the blog Blessed with Grace

Tator Tot Casserole and Taco Casserole Recipes

These are my make it at home following my own perfected recipe

Tator Tot Casserole

1 1/2 lb hamburger, browned (on sale $1.50)

1/2 bag tator tots ($1)

2 can creamed corn ($1)

2 c shredded cheese ($1.50 on sale)

Layer hamburger, creamed corn, cheese, and tator tots. Season to flavor and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees

Taco Casserole

1 1/2 lb hamburger, browned (on sale $1.50)

1/2 bag nacho chips ($1)

2 c shredded cheese ($1.50 on sale)

1 can diced tomatos ($1)

Layer meat, tomatos, cheese and chips. Season to flavor and bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

find more great recipes at $5 dinners

pictures of autumn

To find more categories of 3 or more visit the blog The Gypsy's Corner

Yoplait Giveaway first 50 people recieve free 4 pack of yoplait yogurt fiber one

I have been given a wonderful opportunity by Yoplait to offer 50 of my readers a free coupon for yoplait 4 pack fiber one yogurt. The first 50 readers to comment on this post will receive a coupon for a free pack of yoplait delights. You of course must have email on blog or leave in comment as well.

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt is the perfect pick me up when ever you feel you need that extra boost but don't want to waist calories. Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt is the only nonfat yogurt with 50 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Yoplait Fiber one is available in four Delicious flavors that include Strawberry, Vanilla, Peach and Key Lime Pie. Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt allows you to enjoy a delicious snack that provides needed calcium, vitamin A and D, and 20% of recommended fiber. Helps watch the weight line and calorie count. Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt is the only yogurt to receive the "Hungry Girl Seal of Approval". You can find this delicious 50 calorie Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt in the refrigeration department of your grocery store.

Top Ten On Tuesday: Ten Giveaways on my blog

PhotobucketToday is Top Ten on Tuesday on the blog and so I thought I would share wit you 10 giveaways currently on my blog
  1. Creations Elin where you can win a photo frame of your choice (value $50)
  2. Slanket giveaway where the winner will receive a slanket
  3. Creativity for Kids shrinky dinks have a bit of fun with your children
  4. Charm Factory giveaway where the winner can choose 8 charms of their own
  5. Green Cupboards giveaway baby bath bundle
  6. KAThouse clover shaped earrings (value $50)
  7. Moms R Best tees win your choice of three different tees
  8. win a super cookbook for busy moms
  9. tired of the seasonal illness? Win a set of childrens books that will help you feel as though you are not alone
  10. this one ends today and is for a book from Eden Fantasy's

Monday, October 19, 2009

As The Season Changes God Love Stays Strong as Always

The subject at the Gathering At The Well group has turned to season changing as well.
Genesis 8:22
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease
The seasons change in rapid secession and in each season Gods love remains the same that we can rely on and that will protect us. As for me Fall or Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Gods coloring book comes to life with all the tree leaves changing colors. The wonderful reds, golds, browns, all come together to form a super coloring page. I also remember that old camp song about it only taking a spark to show Gods love. One thing that we do is often have a bonfire where we can gather around and share the blessing that God has created in our lives. As we talk the sparks seem to spread Christian love. It is a wonderful feeling to warm up with the great Love of our Lord on the inside.
I volunteer at my church allot with the youth, teaching a Sunday school class, and volunteering in the younger years class as well. I spend many hours working for the Lord and studying his word this helps to pass time quickly to where the seasonal depression does not drop in.
want to share or see what others say about this subject? Visit the Titus2atthewell group

Builder Bob imitated by Cory

This is a picture of my son in his blue and yellow ECKO shirt and his yellow construction hat. I am not sure what his sister is doing in the background. He received this shirt after attending a construction workshop with his shop class in highschool We nicknamed him builder Cory because his nephew used to love builder bob

find more wonderful yellow photos here

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creations Elin Review and Giveaway

Creations Elin has some of the cutest items available for your child's room. We all want our children's room to be super cute. My daughter wanted to at first decorated the walls of her daughter (princess) room in the theme of twinkle twinkle little star using stars and moons. Now that Princess is born and is such a charming little Princess the room is taking on another theme one of pink and cuteness. As Princess gets older I am sure the themes would continue to evolve. Creations Elin can help guide us through that process.

Creations Elin creates one of a kind hand painted items for children's bedrooms and play rooms. Using old fashioned love and care along with the skill and integrity of yesterday. Each piece that Eileen creates for the Creations Elin line of products is created to meet her clients personal desires. Eileen has been painting for over 30 years. Before creating lovely art pieces for children's rooms Eileen worked in the area of fine arts creating beautiful displays.

Any Creation Elin item can be personalized in any color that will match room that the item will be displayed. Creation Elin items work great for any child and make perfect gifts.

Eileen at Creations Elin would love to give one of Annie's Home readers a 8x10 photo frame of your choice. We are in the middle of football season so I thought it appropriate to show off the Creations Elin football photo frame. Yes Creations Elin strives to have items for both boys and girls alike.

To enter the contest you must let me know what your favorite Creations Elin product is

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