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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Party Recipe: Edible Eyeballs

halloween howl
    1 dozen hard boiled eggs
    1/8 tsp Onion Powder
    24 green olives with pimentos
    1/8 tsp Dry Yellow Mustard
    1/8 tsp Salt or to taste
    Red Food Coloring (paste is best)

    Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Set whites aside for a moment.
    Mash egg yolks with fork. Mix in some mayonnaise, onion powder, mustard and salt. Stir well. Place 1 teaspoon of mixture in each half of cooked egg whites.
    Push a green olive into the center of the egg yolk mixture, making sure the red pimento is "looking" out.
    Dip toothpick in red food coloring and make "red veins" in the yolk mixture.

    shared at

     Cast Party Wednesday

    Saturday 9

    1.Who was favorite DJ and what radio station did you listen to as a kid?

    96STO wicked wanda

    2. What has been the weirdest thing you have worn in public?

    had to be one of the many halloween costumes that I have wore before

    3. What was the best part of last weekend?

    was not real exciting work on Sunday and church that night it was good but the sleep saturday morning was the best of all

    4. What was the most effective punishment for you as a kid?

    grounding from whatever I liked most at the time

    5. Would you lie to your significant other to not hurt their feelings?

    I have before on minor things but normally he is the one that I tell everything to and always the truth

    6. We're taking you order for breakfast. What would you like?

    homemade cinnamon rolls

    7. Do you celebrate Halloween? If yes, do tell. If no, why not?

    we always have fun at halloween

    8. Do you hand out candy to the neighborhood kids?


    9. What's the favorite age you've been, so far?

    7 years old was a great time, 15 was as well oh I would say in all my years I have had great memories at one time or another

    Sunday Stealing

    41. What is a quote that you love?

    I yam what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam

    42. Do you think of pure hate as something humanity created?

    yes I think it must be because the earth I do not believe was not created with it

    43. When was the last time you wanted to scream?

    at work today it was a madhouse

    44. Do you ever at times see the world in black and white?
    sometimes mostly though I enjoy seeing it in color and full view

    45. Have you ever thought that cell phones are too obtrusive?
    Yes I often think back about my childhood and how the phone was off limits at meal times, certian time at night etc... and now each of my teens have them and they are not with such phone morals

    46. In your life, where do you thank the rainbow will end?

    where do I think it will end? I will be very thankful if I find the end with the pot of gold sometime in my life but that is still yet to be seen

    47. What is something that you never want to do again?

    I never want to make the same financial mistakes I have made in my life I believe if you learn from your mistakes then you are stronger than you were before

    48.When was the first time you realized the world was small?
    when I realized that friends that were across the world knew each other and a lot of this I found out on facebook

    49. How you spend your time contemplating life’s mysteries?
    wow I take life as it comes and really no time to contempate on what comes next or why it is the way it is

    50. Ever discuss your political beliefs with people?

    lots of time with whoever will listen

    51. Do you care about the environment?

    yes I live at the mouth of the Shawnee national forest and it would be odd for me not to care

    52. What’s your motto for life?

    well I have one that I use at work all the time "I don't want to complain, but you know how I am"

    53. Is progress destroying the beauty of the world?
    sometimes i feel this way while I love progress the same as others it all depends at the cost of how it comes

    54. Do you believe there is life somewhere else in the universe?

    not really sure about this sometimes I think so

    55. Would you like to rule a country?

    no way less responsibility for me the better off I am

    56. Do you believe everything has a purpose?

    yes I believe that everything and everyone was created with a purpose otherwise they would not be here

    57. Is war ever for the best?
    I am a peace loving person and believe that war as we know it goes beyond the boundries of need

    58. Could you kill anyone in defense of self or loved ones?
    I do not think I could but in the middle of the need to self defense or to protect someone I love we never know what we may do

    59. How do you react to people (Such as Governor Rick Perry) who don't believe global warming is really our fault?
    I laugh and feel sorry for them and where they have got their information

    60. Does love conquer all?

    it sure does give the best leg up

    61. Is euthanasia morally acceptable?
    not by me

    62. Is world peace impossible?
    my prayer is one day that we may find it

    63. Is pride a good or a bad thing?
    depends on how we use that pride: pride can be used to make the world better or to hurt the world

    64.What do you think is the purpose of your life?
    I am still looking for my purpose of life but believe it is to care for others and give love to all

    65. Do you believe in karma?
    sometimes I think we get what we give
    Back to school at our house means on the go. I have a house full of teens with a few little ones mixed in the bunch and everyone it seems is in a hurry. When I was given the chance to host a party where Kashi would supply the snacks I thought of no better place than the church workout group. At our church we have a group of kids who come together to work out and after a hard work out and even before a nutritious snack is always welcome. Kashi TLC Layered Granola Bars pleased the group in both taste, the fact that they were simple and quick to eat and offered nutrition (something the kids were not aware of but the moms sure were)

    TLC® Layered Granola Bars begin with Kashis signature blend of 7 whole grains for a hearty, natural wholesomeness. The chewy granola base is then topped with real fruit spread and hearty nuts. Each bar offers 4g of fiber, 4g of protein and real fruit There are just a few things that are missing such as artificial flavors and preservatives but don't worry you will never miss them. The Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Bars are made with chewy granola, roasted peanuts and peanut butter, then layered with real fruit spread mixed with dark chocolate. A sprinkle of roasted peanuts and bits of chocolate tops them off. Each bar has 7 grams of fiber* and 4 grams of protein. Each delicious bar is  whole grain goodness layered wih tasty ingredients that you can enjoy and feel good about.

    My thoughts: I liked the fact that I could offer these teens and preteens a delicious snack that they all enjoyed and I could feel good about giving them. They enjoyed the delicous bars and thanked me for bringing them. Often I find when a teen thanks you for bringing them something you offered them something that they really liked

    Connect with Kashi at online and on Facebook.

    I received the above mentioned product for review purposes through Moms Meet, all opinions are my own.

    Yoplait Do The Swap + Giveaway

    Yoplait wants us to realize that we can reach our healthy goal by doing the swap. What swap you may be asking. If you have not heard about the swap then I will tell you that it is not a hard swap to fulfill at all.Simply substitute one item from your diet per day for a 100 or 110 calorie Yoplait Light. This small change can make a big difference over time because you can cut unwanted calories and help yourself feel great about daily diet choices. 

    Yoplait Light Yogurt is available in 33 different varieties. These great varieties include flavors such as fruit, pastry and delicious desserts. Each of them contain around 100 calories or less. With such a great variety to choose from swapping options seem endless. We love this easy solution of swapping out one of our favorites for a great tasting Yoplait Light Yogurt and saving calories along the way. My daughter who recently gave birth to our grandson loves the delicious option. She has always been a yogurt eater and loves the idea of the swap. 

    Stars like Alison Sweeney from the biggest loser uses the Yoplait swap as a secret diet tip stating

    "I'm all about easy solutions, and making simple swaps in my diet helps me lead a healthy lifestyle while juggling everything else. I swap a slice of my favorite red velvet cake after dinner for a cup of Red Velvet Cake Yoplait Light which can save me almost 300 calories, without even thinking about it."

    Find more tips for exercise, fashion, recipes and how others are doing the swap at and start the Yoplait Light Swap today by saving $1/3 cups of Yoplait Light with the coupon you can find here

    MyBlogSpark and Yoplait have given me a Yoplait Light Do the Swap Prize Pack to giveaway to one reader, which includes -

    •(1) VIP coupon for a free cup of Yoplait Light yogurt (coupon may not be valid in certain states)
    • Insulated tote bag
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglass holder
    • Hardcover planner
    • Ballpoint pen

    Giveaway starts now and end October 22, 2011 Good Luck Email must be  in comment or on the blog profile or entries will not count.
    Disclosure: The Yoplait Light Swap prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark."

    No Slippy Hair Clippy Review and Giveaway

    I just love this picture of my little princess. Her beautiful smile and those eyes that seem magical and you wonder what thoughts are going on. I also love her long beautiful hair and the one way that we manage to keep it looking great is by using super cute clips and hair pieces. Now while there are many boutiques on the market that sell clips our favorite and the one that I have used for the longest period of time is No Slippy Hair Clippy.

    Recently we received a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was a package from No Slippy Hair Clippy and contained several beautiful clips for her to wear. Among the clips one of our favorites was the Laney frog prince.
    In the package was also a beautiful flower clip. I loved the fact that there were several types of flower clips available and that the flower clips came in a variety of colors. This type of clip is the kind that my girls love using to dress up on nights that they go up. While pony tails and every day hair clips are ok for normal days but those special times when you want to look your best a clip like the one we were sent looks the best.

    If you are thinking about purchasing a clip or two for the holidays No Slippy Hair Clippy have those available as well. Take a look at the

    halloween clipette
    Santa Christmas Clip

    Buy: All the cute clips are available at an attractive price starting at around $3. With such a great variety of clips available I am sure that you will find a favorite clip of your own at No Slippy Hair Clippy

    Win : One of Annies Home readers will win a $25 gift card to No Slippy Hair Clippy

    To enter this giveaway visit the No Slippy Hair Clippy website and share with me three of your favorite clips and you must be following my blog

    Extra Entries:

    Giveaway starts now and ends October 22, 2011 Good Luck email must be in comment or on blog profile or entries will not count.

    We would like to thank no slippy hair clippy for the hair clips that we recieved in order to provide a review here on our blog. The thoughts and comments shared in this post are those of mine alone and other than the sample clips we did not get any thing else for creating this post.

    Awesome shopping Deal

    $25 for both a Target gift card and a e-gift card
    Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Oct 24, 2011

    Do I have a deal for you. Get a $25 Target gift card and a $50 e-gift card for just $25. A $25 Target gift card will be mailed to you perfect for shopping or use as a stocking stuffer. If you are a new member the deal is even better you get $22 whey you get $3 credit for signing up. Buy and share this great deal and get $2 in Save Rewards. Awesome deal!!! Dont miss it. Simply click the picture below or the link above.

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    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Get your free sample of Zantac here

    Great Hamburger Chowder

    3/4 cup diced onion
    3/4 cup minced green bell pepper
    6 tbsp. fat
    1 1/2 lb. ground beef
    4 1/2 cups sliced potatoes
    3 cups canned tomatoes
     4 1/2 tsp. salt
    5 tsp. flour
    3/4 tsp. chili powder
    1/2 cup cold water
    Sauté onion and pepper in fat. Add meat and cook 10 minutes. Cook sliced potatoes in 3 cups water until tender. Add sautéed onion, pepper and meat with canned tomatoes and salt. Bring slowly to a boil. Stir in flour with cold water. Add chili powder and pour into beef mixture. Stir until thickened. Simmer 10 minutes.
    recipe source : here

    Bush's Baked Beans Giveaway

    I grew up loving baked beans and my mother always remembered to make them each time we grilled out. I made them the same way starting with bush's baked beans each time and my kids love them as well. I think it would be so cool to win this awesome prize pack in a giveaway that Jolly Mom is hosting sponsored by Bush's Beans. If you want to enter then head over there before October 21, 2011

    PillowCase Dresses

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    I have fallen in love with pillow case dresses. I am so sad that I did not see these cute pillow case dresses in time. Nothing to do now but to see if they make any cute thanksgiving or fall inspired dresses. Do you know where I may find any? Please leave a comment and let me know

    freckled laundry
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many organizations, companies and teams are getting involved. Susan G. Komen foundation is named after a brave woman who fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul all the while thinking of others and spending time to think of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer. It was a promise from Susan's sister Nancy Brinker that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer that would lead to the foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Since the foundations inception in 1982 around $1.9 billion has been invested to find a cure. Together the network of breast cancer survivors and activists work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Events such as Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Susan G. Komen 3 day for the cure and with the help of donors, sponsors and fellow supporters the foundation has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. 

    Pretzel Crisps   the low fat, low calorie flat baked pretzel cracker is proud to join the fight and help donate to the cause. For every specially marked 14 oz. Pretzel Crisps bag sold from August through October 2011, Snack Factory will donate a portion of the proceeds with a minimum of $100,000 to Komen. Working together we can help fund a cure and make a difference in the lives of family, friends and community.

    I was sent samples of Pretzel Crisps snacks when I was asked to help spread the nurse about the program

    Turkey and Cheese Panini

    2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
    4 teaspoons basil pesto
    8 (1-ounce) thin slices sourdough bread
    8 ounces sliced cooked turkey breast
    2 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
    8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices tomato
    Cooking spray

    Combine mayonnaise and pesto, stirring well. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each slice with 2 ounces turkey, 1/2 ounce cheese, and 2 tomato slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Preheat grill pan or large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add sandwiches to pan; top with another heavy skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

    Note: In Italian, "panini" means small bread and refers to a pressed sandwich. Using a grill skillet gives the sandwich appetizing grill marks, but the recipe works just as well in a regular nonstick skillet. If you don't have provolone cheese, you can use mozzarella.
    Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays

    Five Question Friday

    1. Where do you escape to when you've had enough?
    escape? Would not know those words I do not retreat until the battle has been lost.

    2. What shows are you watching this fall?
    lots of reality shows
    3. What was the longest roadtrip you've ever taken and where did you go?
    we went with the youth from church to Florida one time From Illinois to Florida with 30 teenagers on a bus made for quite a long trip at times but we loved it and made lots of great memories
    4. Do you plan on taking your kids to Disney World?
    would love to one day

    5. What is something people would surprised to know about you?
    often the thing that surprises them is to find out that I have 2 grandkids and that I was a teenage mother

    Hershey's Witchs Brew Ice Cream Soda

    Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Apple Jelly Turkey Roast

    1 pkg. boneless turkey breast roast 
    2 cloves garlic, minced 
    1 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup of apple jelly
    1/2 cup of barbecue sauce
    Rub turkey breast and roast all over with salt and chili powder. Sprinkle minced garlic over roast; place roast in large skillet. Combine jelly and barbecue sauce. Pour over roast. Simmer covered for 30 minutes, turning over after 15 minutes. Remove from skillet and let sit 10 minutes. Simmer sauce over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Carve roast and serve with sauce.
    recipe found here

    MidTerm Report

    The other day my child bravely brought home a note from his teacher. It was a midterm report and a note that reminded parents to sign up for parent / teacher conference. I have visited the teacher many different times and while I have learned not to be overwhelming I also do not want to have the teacher in full controll of the meeting to where I can not ask questions or get input. A small checklist of items that I make a list of before meeting the teacher is

    what area does the teacher see my child have strength in , what area do they think my child is weakest in

    any recomendations of what I can do at home to help my child

    does the school offer any programs that will help my child such as after school tutoring, reading class etc...

    what is the best way to get a message from the teacher if I need to talk to them (some teachers have certian times and days that are best to call, others may prefer a note, and yet some have an open door where parent can feel to talk to teacher any time)

    make sure that the teacher has contact information for me how to get hold of me if needed

    With these few areas in mind and a conversation started the school year seems to normally go better Do you have any tips for parent teacher meetings? Would love to hear them

    Mister Ed : Monday Music

    One of my favorite animal characters on past T.V. shows is Mister Ed. Do you know about the talking horse? The famous Mister Ed.

    shared at Monday Music

    Menu Plan Monday - Fall Is Here

    Fall has set in on our area and that means some of our favorites will be seen on the table

    Favorites this week include:
    Crunchy Pumpkin Squares
    Parmesan Meatloaf
    Super Shepherds Pie

    Does your menu change with the season? What new foods will we find on your table?

    shared on
    Org Junkie Menu Plan MondayThe Girl Creative

     Sucess U

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    WalMart gc Giveaway

    Here where I live there are not a lot of shopping option lucky for me there is a Wal-Mart available. I can find great buys at Wal-Mart and they also have a wonderful selection. If you are like me and love to shop at Wal-Mart then you will want to check  out the blog giveaway at Mommy Katie where a $25 gc to Wal-Mart will be given away. You will want to hurry though as the giveaway ends October 19

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Nestle Giveaway

    How is the school year going for you? Did you make any New School year Resolutions? We have had a pretty good year as our resolution was to do the best that we could do and so far that goal has been met. To celebrate the new school year Nestle is offering a lucky winner on the Not So Blog by giving them a prize with several free coupons. If you want to enter head over there before October 18, 2011

    Great Tide Coupon

    my mom swears by Tide and hates buying anything else. If you are like her and love Tide's cleaning power then you will want to know about the .50/1 coupon you can find on Alice

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Blog Hopping week of October 11

    Quick TattletailsThe Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom
    Triple DutyStalk RemixPhotobucketStalk Hop Friday
    Chubby Cheeks ThinksPhotobucket  Freaky Friday Follow
    Saturday Social Not So Moody Monday
    Hello!!! How are you? I am busy hopping around if you stop by here leave a comment and please let me know I will hop by your blog as well

    I will also be checking out the giveaways and adding my own at
    happy winsday

    1. ___is my least favorite household chore (laundry)
    2. ___ is my guilty pleasure (candy)
    3. In the __________, I think ___________. (end, America will come out strong)
    4. My favorite ___________for _________ is _____________. (reason, loving fall, the colorful leaves)