Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ever get the feeling the guys in the little white coat

are coming to take you away? Some days I wonder! If they were going to take me be their nurse, of course, then I'd have to purchase new scrubs. I could get them here: I love that this site has kids and baby scrubs.  So, the people with the white coats could have little children nurses in scrubs sets!  You could think of them next halloween and let your children be a baby nurse in a cute scrub set and an older sibling as a nurse in their scrub set. They could then be like mom and dad! The kids would love that! Blue Sky Scrubs also offers jackets, shirts, earrings and lanyards, too.

The scrub sets at Blue Sky Scrubs are in a variety of styles and colors. I saw some that even looked similar blue jeans. The scrub hats are my personal favorite. You can really show your style by wearing a funky scrub hat with your plain hot pink scrubs. Their lab coats are wrinkle proof, teflon protected 100% cotton. So you know the value you are getting for these scrubs are excellent. Add those earrings and really show your style. Or add a funky scrub hat like the one called Grand Bahama pixie print hat. Here's the swatch:

Grand Bahama Pixie Scrub Hat How cool would you be in this scrub hat? I love it!

This article was sponsored by Blogsvertise and I was compensated. However all views and opinions are my own.

Dragonfly and 2-ce: 2 new drugs teens are doing (PARENTS MUST READ)

Are two new drugs that are popping up everywhere. These drugs have killed young people and killed them quickly. It's the new replacement for bath salts. These designer drugs are not going to yell at you...I'm here and on drugs. You can't tell. There is no test for it. You have to watch for signs and sometimes the signs are so very subtle. It is a sneaky drug.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Custom framing makes memories last a lifetime.

When we went on our honeymoon 19 years ago we bought prints at our little island destination. They were beautiful prints. I didn't want a silly tee shirt that would be thrown away after a few years. I wanted a keepsake that I could hold on to for a lifetime. I went with the prints and then decided after we returned from our honeymoon to have them framed. Today I can look at them and smile. They are still hanging in my home bringing me joy all these years later.

Our pets cause carpets to need cleaning...ugh.

Other peoples pets do too. We bought a house the other day and it's a great one, even if it is so unbelievably filthy. We cleaned and cleaned walls, floors, counters and sinks today. Then we noticed we needed to have our carpets cleaned. To get them cleaned we called lots of companies. After looking around we decided to have our carpets professionally cleaned instead of getting someone off craigslist. Because of the dogs we would need extra help getting out the pet odor and stains left behind by the previous owners. We went with professional carpet cleaning company Austin.

Our friends had mentioned that when they had pet odor removal service in Austin they contacted the Steam Team and was able to have it done for a reasonable price. I can't wait to see my newly cleaned and freshly dried carpets tomorrow. As a parent of children and a parent of dogs I know the problems that animals can cause to carpets. It's nice to know that I can get it taken care of at a reasonable rate. After looking at all their options on their site I noticed a natural pet odor remover that looks like a good green alternative. Make sure you check out the site to see all their options. They can also do duct cleaning, marble cleaning, smoke and water damage restoration and so much more. You can thank me later after you put the Steam Team to work. Check them out here:

This article was sponsored by Blogsvertise and I was compensated. However all views and opinions are my own and my dogs really do mess up my floors!

Monday, November 28, 2011

We had to go mattress shopping

last year. We had our mattress for over 20 years at the time. We looked at many places and wish that I had known about Coast to Coast mattress store. They have Sealy mattress deals at a better price than what we paid. They offer free shipping. I can not believe I said that. But they do offer free shipping on an item as heavy as a mattress.

Thankful Post

All month long people have been doing these thankful posts. Which I love to read everything we are all thankful for. I am going to do mine all at one time. :) Here's the 30 things I'm thankful for.

1. my husband
2. my kids
3. my parents and his parents
4. my dogs who bring me such joy.
5. my legs that get me everywhere I need to go for all that shopping I have to do
6. my hands that make and prepare so many meals for my family
7. my home that brings us all rest
8. my husbands job that provides all we need
9. my kids school and that they all 3 love to go
10. exercise and the release and peace it always brings
11. my van that gets us all where we need to go
12. books for me to read
13. writing...another release!
14. my health
15. my family's health
16. laundry (means we have clothes and a family to wear them)
17. nice warm weather (ok somewhat rainy but lovely most of the time)
18. diet pepsi/coke
19. a home in Florida...even if it is a lot of work!
20. a blog that is making part time money for me
21. being able to almost always work at home for the last 15 years
22. music and the peace it can bring me
23. readers who help me by giving me feedback and help
24. a new blog started (clearly I needed more to do!) :)
25. cable (we went without for 8months and it was fine but i am loving having it again!)
26. healthcare (which is terrible and we have lots of bills but at least we have it)
27. my husbands health so that he can go to work every day
28. giveaways for my blog
29. winners for my giveaways
30. and most of all God for all he is!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Seniors make sure you take care of your insurance

As a senior it is your responsibility to make sure your needs are taken care of should you pass away. Leaving it up to your family can be a terrible burden when they are already going through a troubling time. Make sure you have burial insurance so this isn't a burden to your sweet loved ones. I know it's hard for seniors to begin to think about end of life issues. But it really is a precious gift that only you can give your loved ones.

Medicare supplement insurance is another way to take care of yourself and your needs. Make sure your supplement has what you need. Ask other friends, go to a senior citizen center and see what they recommend for your medicare supplement. Ask someone who knows and has already been there. You want to have good coverage as you age. Healthcare in this country seems to only be getting worse. You are the only person who has your best interest at heart. Make sure you do your research before you pick your supplemental insurance policy.

If you are worried about your finances make sure you check out their financial guide. It would be a great help in showing you your debt to income ratio. How you are doing with your budgeting or even how to create a budget to manage your money. Money and insurance are just as important later in life as they are when you are just starting out. Make sure you have covered all your bases. It's truly a gift to your family.

This article was sponsored by Blogsvertise and I was compensated. However all views and opinions are my own.

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Our favorite thing to do with leftovers (after sandwiches and reheating just plain turkey and dressing) is to make turkey spaghetti. Just pull your turkey off the bone and set aside.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter's Coming~How are you going to keep from getting frozen pipes?

My mother owns a 100 year old farm house. It never fails almost every winter that her frozen pipes burst. Every year. Her pipes scream out, NOOO don't allow me to burst. It hurts to feel the ice in my veins. The shards of ice as the pipe pop open is excruciating to those poor pipes. It's just cruel really. Why? There are ways to prevent it. Sometimes the temps get down so low that they could still freeze. But don't you want to do what you can to try to prevent it. Here are 5 easy things you can do to keep your pipes healthy, happy and unfrozen. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Small Businesses need to protect themselves!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Norton Small Business by Symantec for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In this country the small business is the foundation this country was built on. Most small businesses say that they put getting new technology above most other needs, even cutting staffing costs. Did you know that most small businesses have been attacked by some sort of malware in their computers? If the business had installed the Norton 360 or the Norton Internet Security 2012 (which both just launched this past September) they would have security that they already had something in place waiting for that malware and would get rid of it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

How to cut your snoring in half! You know snoring leads to lack of sleep

No, really it does. I swear. My husband is the worst. It sounds like someone is choking a rat on steriods...not that I know what that sounds like!!! We did some research to find out how we could get the harmony to quiet. He was snoring so much that he wasn't sleeping and was waking up tired every day. I was never sleeping in the bed with him. Unless, I wanted to not sleep. I chose the couch as I could hear his soulful tunes from there. I wanted to give everyone a list of what has worked so far for us!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Do You Need A Bankruptcy Attorney?

Not everyone who files bankruptcy just spent money wildly and went out of control. There are situations, like my friend's, where they had a horrible year long medical crisis and now have no choice but to file bankruptcy to deal with the terrible aftereffects. Health crisis's are often a large proportion of people who file for bankruptcy and it's why bankruptcy is here for us.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday is the $50 giveaway day...make sure you've already signed up so you are ready!

Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? 

Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAY (November 18th) and is ONLY opened from 12:01 am  and will close at 12:01am on Saturday, so it is only OPENED ONE DAY!

Mom's Can Go To Business School!

As a mom, so often we put ourselves last. It's important for us to take care of our families. Once those sweet children are all in school why not make time to take care of yourself. What is it that you've always wanted to do? Go back to school! Further that education with the masters in business administration that you have always wanted.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Want to Sell Online? No Idea How to Begin?

I had an online store for almost 5 years and I loved it (wish it would have made more money but I digress). I had a shopping cart that was powered by Intuit and it was awesome. I never had any problems getting my money deposited into my account or refunding it back to customers. Their cart was seamless. It worked so well.

Dry skin Oily Hair...WTH?

Pic of Said Hair and Ballerina
And my face minus the rosacea 

So, I've noticed that I have sensitive skin. I can't be out in the wind without my face turning red. I can't be out in the sun without the same thing happening. Once learned I now know that I can not stick my face in the hot water (something I loved to do and did often in the shower) as that in turn leads to terrible rosacia. Sometimes I get eczema in winter in different spots. I'm used to it. This is all fairly new to me. Something I'm going through as I get older. But I'm slowly figuring these things out.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Underwear? Where for art thou underwear?

I hate shopping. (I know someone should revoke my girl card. Next time I go shopping I'll just turn it in at the register, I swear.) I hate shopping for underwear even more. Heading out to find new underwear that I love was my mission. Horribly, I failed.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Shaving Cream Through a Child's Eyes

How did I get this old? My 14 year old son was being taught how to shave the other day. It's so hard to believe I have a son old enough to need shaving cream! My husband was being so patient as he taught him how to shave. My second son, who is 9, stood there and took it all in. You could see by the look on his face he was completely entranced with what they were doing. We even put shaving cream on him and let him "shave" it off with a plastic knife. This is the way memories are made. Both of my boys will remember this for the rest of their life.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beyond LOL: Acronyms all Parents Should Know

Warning: some of these are offensive. No one ever said parenting was easy. But this is important enough that parents need to know what kids are saying. I was watching a show of the Doctors and he was asking what GNOC (get naked on camera) meant and I had no clue. Then he wanted to know what GNIFOC (get naked in front of camera) and PRON (confusing way to say porn) was. Again, I had no clue. So I looked them up.

Monday, November 7, 2011

How do I budget if I don't have a regular income?

In my opinion it's almost as easy to budget with an irregular income as it is with a consistent income. The only thing you do is list your bills from most important to least. Your four walls are always the most important bills. Housing, food, electric, water, gas for your cars are considered your four walls. Then you list everything else. insurance, cable, haircuts, internet, phone, cell, etc are down the list. Then you put your total income brought in and just begin subtracting out the most important bills first. When you run out of money you simply have to make contact with the other companies to let them know they will be paid later or make a payment plan with them.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Puppies Vs. Babies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Puppies vs. Babies online contest is running now through November 23. Who will win? Babies are always cute and so sweet. Puppies are so cute too. It will be hard to make a choice and pick the winner in this match. Who would you vote for? I would vote for my puppy baby! I love my Snowball and think he's the cutest now that my children are older. Here's his picture.

Friday, November 4, 2011

From Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader

Article first published as From Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader on Technorati.

Burt Ward, former sidekick to Batman from the early tv series, spends his days taking care of 50 gentle giants. Holy Catwoman! He runs a dog rescue known as Gentle Giants. To date he has saved 14000 dogs and the bigger they are the better. He lets them sleep inside and believes that it does increase their life expectancy. His dogs eat with each other and sleep together and they live longer. I guess, we are all social animals who need interaction daily.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Messy Moment and How I Cleaned Up

Spending time with friends and family can lead to fun and memorable moments, but also some very messy ones. Tell us about the messiest moments that you’ll always remember!

When my son was younger I had a small daycare in my home. This was my first child and I thought I knew it all. There is so much to learn with young children. Especially with young children who are potty  learning. My son and his daycare friend were playing in his playroom. They were quiet and having a great time. I thought nothing of it. Later that afternoon I went into the playroom to begin to clean it up.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Real Moms Love To Eat

This book arrived as an early release for me to review. It is an amazing way to look at how women in our country are constantly depriving themselves of what they really want to eat. When we deprive ourselves it often makes us overeat when we finally give in to that craving. Why not have built in cheats? This is a weight loss adventure with a built in cookbook. My favorite kind of book as I'm always trying to lose 10 pounds!