Sunday, December 19, 2010

There are Super Amazing Savings Right at Your Fingertips

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Whether you are shopping for gifts, or for yourself, this is your one stop shop throughout the year. There are gifts for children, adults, friends and family members alike. Since food and drink is something everyone has in their home, you can now shop at over thirty companies, in one place. In fact, when you find a company you like, click on that link and you are shown coupons you can instantly use. All you do is click on the coupon and you are taken to that companies website. This is so easy and can be done throughout the year.

If you like tea, coffee, appetizer's, chocolate or any restaurant, all you have to do is click on that food and drink company link you like, then one of their coupons and you will be taken to their website to place your order.

These days, it seems everyone has more electronics in their home. These electronics can now be purchased from more than twenty stores or companies. All you have to do is look at all the companies represented on this website alone. If you are a one stop shopper, and would prefer shopping at home, your choices have increased.

It is now worth your while to shop online for such electronics as mobile phones, camera's, batteries, gadgets and so much more. When it comes to anything electronic, there is no need to pay full price anymore. As it turns out, using coupons is something you can be proud of. Using coupons shows you are smart shopper when purchasing something anything from food to electronics these days.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homemade "Merry Twinsmas" Christmas T-Shirt From Mommy

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Yeah, I finally got around to making my twins Christmas T Shirt. I had purchased two long sleeve, white shirts at a mass retailer in the Fall season. With each T Shirt, I had planned to make each of my twins a Christmas T Shirt with this saying, "Merry Twinsmas".

Two years ago, on this twins clothing website, I purchased the same T Shirt for my twins. This year, as I looked at the prices of the T Shirts, I decided to make them myself. At the same mass retailer I purchased the T Shirts, I also purchased the clear rhinestones for my twins T Shirts.

To make the rhinestone T Shirts, I just followed the directions on the back of the rhinestone package. Well, I did change something. Instead of turning my T's inside out, I placed a white handkerchief over the rhinestones. I have found this works just as well as turning my T's inside out. This way also prevents the rhinestones from falling off.

Here are photos of how I went about making these "Merry Twinsmas" T's for my twin girls.





1st Step: Cut letters needed for T shirt with Scissors.



2nd Step: Remove back of each letter and place
sticky letters where needed on T shirt.



3rd Step: Turn T shirt inside out; or place white
handkerchief over each word, rub iron over each word
for 10 seconds. Do not over heat letters as the letters
will ruin their stickiness.



4th Step: Once the letters are attached to the T shirt
turn T Shirt right side in. This is what the T Shirt
will look like. Now, touch each letter to see if each letter
is attached to the material.



5th Step: This is what the final product, or T Shirt
will look like.

These T shirts are fun to make, if you have time. They only take thirty minutes to an hour to complete, depending on how many you are making. Since I made two, it took me an hour to make.

Store Brand Baby Formula is Not What You Thought It to Be

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

These days, it is important to save our money on everything, especially baby formula. Since not every Mom breastfeed's, or is able to, their baby or babies must drink baby formula. Now, as nice as it sounds to be seen purchasing a name brand baby formula, as it turns our, there is nothing wrong with store brand formula.

If you look at them, side by side, and compare their ingredients, you will see they use the exact same ingredients. As it turns out, each and every infant formula is strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure product quality and safety. By law, every infant formula in the market has to meet or exceed the standards set by the FDA. This means, there is not a single infant formula better than another one. 

When feeding your baby formula in the first year, they will be ingesting protein, carbohydrates, fat, and appropriate vitamins and minerals. Since your baby will not be drinking breast milk, the Infant formula they drink has been patterned after breast milk. This means infants will be drinking added nutrients such as DHA and ARA to provide the energy necessary to maintain brain and eye support. Another very important ingredient in baby formula's are prebiotics. Prebiotics help support every baby's immune system.

So now is the best time to switch to generic formula, especially after finding out the only difference in the name brand and store brand formula's are their labels. The store brand formulas can be found at such stores as Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, CVS. Walgreens and Baby's "R" Us.  These store brand infant formula's are available in 23.2 oz and 12.4 oz.

Finally, there has recently been a Similac recall. The company, Abbott Laboratories had to recall their Similac Infant Formula due to beetles and their larvae being found in the mixture. If having your baby drink beetle parts and or larvae does not sound good to you, it is time to switch over to a store brand formula.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 At My Home

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This year, my husband and I hosted the Thanksgiving Feast. My twins have been calling it the Thanksgivng Feast since they learned that from school. Anyway, one of my husband's sister's helped me prep the turkey, which we have to thaw out overnight in cold water. It took five days to thaw out, but it was a delicious turkey with everything one of my sister in laws and I put in and outside the turkey.

I have 12 people in total over. Everyone got along and my twins had a great time, as always, with Uncle Mike who always plays the guitar with them.

Here are photos I took on Thanksgiving Day 2010. As you can see, everyone who came to my first Thanksgiving Feast had a great time talking, and of course, eating all the delicious side dishes brought over.









My Twins Setting Our New Dining Table

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One of my friends from church was asking if anyone wanted a dining table two weeks ago. Well, I jumped on that because I have been wanting a new dining table for years now. So, one day my freinds brought over a chair, which is cushioned, and photos of the table.

I loved it and took a photo, of the dining table photo, and sent it to my hubby. My hubby liked it to and now we have it. I love it because it is more square, than round, and we finally have a table the four of us can eat at, regularly.
Here are my twins setting the dining table and they love doing this too. Well, they love doing anything around the house.




Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Earn Your MAT@USC Degree in 12 Months

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This post brought to you by 2tor. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you always dreamed of becoming a teacher, now is the time to receive your Master's degree in education from the USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC program. The MAT@USC offers educators and future teachers a prestigious Master of Arts in Teaching degree from an elite research university. When applying for and taking online courses from MAT@USC, you will have the convenience and flexibility of studying online from the confort of your home. Along with learning online in an interactive community, you will also be having combined field-based experiences and all the program information you need  is right here.

Once you are enrolled in the MAT@USC, you will alos be able to read and write on the MAT@USC  Student Blog. This is the best place to hear insights about the program from actual students too.

The Rossier and the MAT@USC have been awarded by AACTE for innovative use of technology in education and there is a technology video which introduces the interactivity of the program.

nally renowned research institution with a 100-year history of educating teachers to be agentsThis online learning experience is not only groundbreaking with their tuition reimbursement and scholarships  program, it offers an accelerated program you can complete in 12 months and the opportunity to become a part of the elite USC Trojan Family. MAT@USC is an internationally renowned research institution with a 100-year history of educating teachers to be agents of change.

The MAT@USC  School of Education has been ranked #22 in the United States, and #9 among all private universities by US News and World Report. This is an impressive ranking and something you can be proud to mention to your family,friends and coworkers too.

Once you obtain your MAT@USC, you will have  full USC Student status and benefits. This means you can participate in commencement ceremonies and have free lifetime Alumni Association membership as well. 



 

 

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• Accelerated program you can complete in as little as 12 months

• Opportunity to become a part of the elite USC Trojan Family

• Tuition reimbursement and scholarships

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• Rossier and the MAT@USC were awarded by AACTE for innovative use of technology in education

• Technology video that introduces the interactivity of the program

• First cohort of the MAT@USC graduate in May 

  

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Pumpkin Cake Roll and Carmel Apple Cake I Made for Thanksgiving

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For Thanksgiving this year, I made not only the Turkey, but this Pumpkin Cake Roll and Carmel Apple Cake. I found the recipes onlines from two different websites. They were both easy to make, well, the Pupmkin Cake Roll after it had cooled down and I added the filling, did not turn out to look like a "rolled" cake per se. In fact, it looks more square, but it tasted delicious, nonetheless.


As for the Carmel Apple Cake, that was easy to make and assemble, but it turned out dry tasting. My twins "helped" me make this one and I might have forgotten to add an ingredient or add too much of an ingredient. Who knows, there were lots of desserts on Thanksgiving so not that many people at it. I would have to assume it was dry. So, I ate it for breakfast.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Tom's of Maine Products Are All I Use

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom's of Maine. All opinions are 100% mine.

I  have used Tom's Of Maine products, especially the fluoride free toothpaste, for eight years now. The first time I saw Tom's of Maine was at my favorite organic store, Trader Joe's.  I also use the Lavender Moisturizing Body Wash and That's Wicked Fresh contest page Mouthwash. My husband, daughters, sister, parents and some of my  friends use Tom's of Maine. Once you try any of their products, you will never go back to what you used to use.

My family and friends also use Tom's of Maine products and have for some time now. Tom's of Maine is actually sold all over the place now, not just health food stores. The best this is, Tom's of Maine is online now, for those who do not leave their home alot or would rather purchase their products online.

Along with the Wicked Fresh Mouthwash is the Wicked Fresh Toothpaste.  It is made with natural flavor oils and a patent-pending botanical extract to provide long-lasting fresh breath .

If you  use Wicked Fresh Toothpaste or Mouthwash, you can share your Wicked Fresh moments for a chance to win Wicked Fresh!™ Prizes at ThatsWickedFresh.com (http://bit.ly/9aCdAJ).  Donj't forget to join Tom's of m aine on Facebook and follows them on twitter @tomsofmaine.   

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dining Tables, Chairs, Coffee Tables and More to Add Pizzaz to Your Home

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If your family has eaten at the same dining table for way too long, it is time to look at these fine dining tables. For something more modern or up to date, there are over ten rectangle dining tables and over five round dining tables to look at and choose from. These dining tables are made with a glass tabletop and various styles of legs. Depending on the style of your home and decor you desire, any one of these dining tables will add something new to your home.


Along with the many dining table styles, you will need new chairs to match or at least go with the flavor of table you choose. These chairs come in a variety of styles and colors. There are over ten chairs to look at and choose from. If you want a simple chair for sitting, there is also a chaise lounge that can be put in a bedroom, living room or great room.

As important as it is to have a dining table and chairs to eat and sit on in your home, you might also want to look at coffee tables for your living room or great room. A coffee table is a great piece of furniture to add to your decor. A coffee table allows you to put your drink down for a while, put your feet up to rest, place a fancy bowl or magazines on the table as well. A coffee table is a multi-functional piece of furniture every home should have.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Having the Right Pen Makes All The Difference

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For many people, the art of pen writing is not lost. For many adults, writing with a pen and having good penmenship, is important to their daily job and lives. There are many styles of writing pens to look at and choose from. There are such pens as the Dipolmat, Delta Pens, Fisher Space Pens, Visconti Pens and many more. The Limited Edition pens include the Bentley, Giorgio Armani, Porsche and many more.

Along with these styles, there are four types of writing pens to look at and purchase. There are Fountain Pens, Ballpoint Pens, Rollerball Pens and Mechanial Pencils.

The Pen Company aims at offering an unrivaled selection of quality writing instruments to their clientle. The Pen Company also provides associated products
on-line, they will also give you all the information you need for making the right select.

If you need more than a pen, The Pen Company also sells notebooks and journals, accessories, corporate gifts and more.


The best thing about making a purchase with The Pen Company is they are a family business. Every order comes directly from their store or online store.

Marketing Your Restaurant or Eatery Has Just Gotten Easier

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If you live in UK and own your own restaurant or eatery, the best way to gain more exposure is through the Sauce Communications company. As effective as word of mouth advertising is, sometimes it takes more to get the word out. These days, hiring a communications firm will be the best investment you ever made. Whether you went to culinary school or cook and bake at home, and have now decided to open your own restaurant, it is time to share what your restaurant with those have have yet to taste your menu items.

Right now, Sauce PR handles over 100 restaurants and hotels throughout the UK and Ireland. This means, when you call and make an appointment with Sauce Communications, you will be in good hands. In fact, your restaurant will finally receive the exposure you have always wanted.

The owners, Jo Barnes and Nicola Hancock, founded Sauce Communications in 2001. The owners of Sauce Communications do PR for more than restaurants as well. In fact, they promote books , cookery schools and much more. Anything to do with food, hotels or books, can be promoted by Sauce Communications.

Twins Baking Sugar Cookies with Mommy

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Today after my twins got up from their nap, I asked if they wanted to make sugar cookies. Well, of course they did! Their eyes opened wide and they ran into the kitchen. Now, these cookies were not homemade per se as my hubby had purchased some ready-made sugar cookie dough last week.

So, I had to bake these cookies soon.

Here are my twins, standing on their stools, and preparing to bake with Mommy.




My Twins Baking with Daddy

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My twins and Daddy recently baked brownies together. Oh, my twins had so much fun. I plan to bake with my twins sometime this weekend or next week. My twins are at that age and stage where they want to do everything themselves. They do not like Mommy or Daddy doing anything for them.

So, here are some photos of my twins baking brownies with Daddy. They baked them, but they did not want any, go figure.




Saturday, November 6, 2010

Silver is Always Something Nice to Have in Your Home

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Whether you are planning to get married or not, Silver is one of those items that can be used for special occasions year round. In fact, on most wedding registries, there is some type of Silver giftware. Most brides grew up seeing Silver in their parents home and want Silver in their new home as well. There are so many ways in which to receive Silver for a gift as well. Silver is fashioned into dining ware, bowls, chalices, boxes and so much more.



Having silver at home will have your family and friends taking too. If you have a fancy dining table, when it comes time for serving your family and friends for any occasion, you will want to have a beautiful Sterling Silver Centerpiece on your table and how about a Three Sterling Silver
Centerpiece Fruit Dishes. These Sterling Silver pieces are not only lovely to look at, they are functional too.


When you comes to eating your meal, silver for eating come in many styles and varieties. Owning a twelve piece cutlery set is something everyone should have in their home. These twelve piece cutlery sets come in their own box and will be used for many occasions. The best thing about owning a twelve piece cutlery set is they can be passed down through the generations.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Only Place You Need To Go For All Your Holiday Decorating

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved Pier 1, especially when it comes to holiday entertaining. As soon a you enter the store, your eyes are filled with awe and wonder. It is like being in a candy store for home decorater's. 

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to purchase a brand new Turkey Serving Platter and Turkey Salad Plate. Oh, and what a better way to greet your family and friends at the front door than with an Orange Ornaments or Maple Leaf Wreath hanging on your front door. If you have a fireplace mantle, it can be decorated with a Maple Leaves Clock as well.

As for Christmas, I love the fancy candles, red, green, gold sitting on tables or my fireplace mantle. Oh, and I also have to have a Red/Green Berry, Red Berry, Silver Ornament or Guilded Pinecone Wreaths. Along with a wreath for the front door, you have to have a Red Jingle Bell Stick and a Tealight Christmas Tree Centerpiece.

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have to decorate. I love my home looking festive for the holidays. I decorate, in part, for myself and for my family and for whatever guests might come over. The way I decorate is with the colors of the season. For Thanksgiving, I use oranges, yellows and browns. For Christmas, I use reds and greens. The traditionsl colors and designs I suppose.

Now, if I were to receive anything from Pier 1 for Christmas, it would have to be two Copper Ornate Candles with the Silver Candle Holders. They are beautiful and would look amazing on my fireplace mantle or dining room table.

After telling you about what amazing seasonal home decor Pier 1 has for you in the months of November and December, let me remind you that during the months of November and December, you can support Toys for Tots by dropping off an unwrapped toy and/or making a cash donation at the register ...............

One more thing, if you “Like” Pier 1 Imports on Facebook during the month of November, Pier 1 will donate $1 to Toys for Tots.  It is a win-win situation.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Finding Home Decor for Your Home or Business Is Now at Your Fingertips

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Whether your home is brand new and recently purchased, or is an older home and have lived in for a while, it is always nice to look for and purchase new home decor accessories. Nothing shows how much you love and take care of your home more than updating your homes decor. In fact, it is nice to update your home's decor every five to ten years. There is no need to stay in the past when there is always something new on the horizon.


If you never thought you would have a candelabra in your home, now you can. These candelabras are rustic looking and will be an excellent home decor piece on any table you have in your home. You can purchase a two or three pronged candelabra to give your home that elegant look you have always wanted.


Along with such home decor accessories as the candelabra, another candle holder to consider is this adorable Shaker Heart Zinc for votive candles. This candle holder is heart shaped and will look great indoors or outdoors.

As nice as it is to decorate the interior of your home, it is just as enjoyable decorating the exterior with garden accessories. Garden accessories bring your backyard to life. They also show your family and friends how much you love to take care of your backyard. If you like to illuminate your garden, there are a varitey of candles that can be placed throughout your garde or patio area. Candles always add to the ambiance that has been missing from your backyard. Candles are great for any type of party, special occassion or the everyday.

Finally, if you love Christmas and plan on celebrating outdoors on your patio, there are some wonderful Christmas decorations which you might want to look at. There are hanging and table candles which will light up the evening and have your family and friends asking where you purchased them. Lighting up the night with Christmas candles is great for eating on your patio table with family and friends or just sitting on your patio by yourself.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Twins Making Play-Doh Designs

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You know, it Play-Doh was cheaper and came with more than four colors in a pack, we would probably purchase more. My twins LOVE Play-Doh!! We purchased it from one of my favorite mass retailers last weekend. The colors we purchased were pretty pinks and purple, yellows and greens. So, I guess they were pastel colors. Perfect for little twin princess girls.


When we got home, I looked online at the Play-Doh website and found alot of designs they could make at home. Usually, my twins will mash all the colors together and this does not sit well with Mommy. I tell them, the colors are to be used separately, like in the designs on the paper I printed out for them. My twins have been playing with Play-Doh since they were two years old. So now at almost 5, they need to know the correct way to use it.


Here are some photos of my twins making designs from the pages I printed out from the Play-Doh website. My twins, they have to always be busy, busy, busy...








My Twins Making Homemade Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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My twin girls, they LOVE peanut butter...especially in sandwiches. They are so adorable. We have two step stools, one in the bathroom and one under our kitchen sink. Twin "B" goes and gets the step stool from the bathroom, while Twin "A" gets the step stool from under our kitchen sink.

Along with getting their own steps stools, they like to get the peanut butter out of the pantry too. Then, they take out a spreading knife, stick it into the peanut butter and begin spreading the peanut butter on a slice of bread.

My twins, they want to use a spoon, but I tell them the knife spreads better and they also want to, stick their fingers in the peanut butter. But, I tell them NO!!! It will make Daddy, Mommy and them sick.

Anyway, here are some photos of them making their own homemade peanut butter sandwiches.