Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Want a Slanket! How About You?

It's that time of the year when you come in from the cold, and you just want to curl up on the couch and get toasty warm-oh yeah, you know what I mean.

Check out this beauty

Notice how soft and cozy and BIG it is? And all those beautiful colors.
Want one? You know you do.
Simple Reviews is giving one away and you can enter here.

Better hurry though. This giveaway ends Nov.26th!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

If you Have an Extra Christmas Card...

I received this in an email so I'm passing it along.

GREAT IDEA!! When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and
send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,
NW Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

Friday, November 14, 2008

Aloha Friday #1

Aloha Friday! What a great idea.
In a little while I'll be getting ready to head out for work.
This is my long weekend on.

I'll be working the 3-11 shift and sleeping in a little tomorrow,
because I am usually too keyed up to go right to bed when I come home.
I hate to try and force sleep because all I'll do is toss and turn.

Have a great day everyone and a wonderful weekend.
My question is "What do you usually do when you just can't fall right to sleep?"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Who is Up For a Treasure Hunt?

This holiday season I am going to start a new tradition at my house.

Usually following weeks of hectic shopping and wrapping,
we all gather around the tree, and all the gifts are passed about in about 20 minutes tops.

That's it. The wait is over. Nothing left to do but clean up the wrappings and ribbons,
and hope that nothing got mixed in and tossed out.

Nothing left but that odd little let-down feeling from all that anticipation overload.

I'm trying something different this year.
Thanks to the recent Bloggy Carnival I was lucky enough to win a Cliffhouse Treasure Hunt from
4 Crazy Ladies of Etsy.com

The Treasure Hunt is a simple idea that sounds like so much fun.
You hide the gifts in common areas around the house leaving clues.
As each one is found, there will be another clue leading to the next gift and clue.

I am going to do this for my little granddaughters, and also a few goodies tucked here and there for my grown kids as well.
I'll start with small gifts and will lead up to the Grand Finale(Treasure) I can't wait to see their faces!
Of course we will still have goodies under the tree, but I figure this is gonna get me a gold star with the grand kids(wink) A little something extra they will only have at Grandma's house!

The Cliffhouse Treasure Hunts are not only a great idea for the holidays, but you can put one together anytime your little ones are bored.
What a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Be sure and visit
and check out their shop.
You may just find yourself starting your own brand-new tradition.

My Blog Needs a Facelift!

Since venturing into this wonderful thing I call Blogland,
I have had so much fun discovering the writings and musings of others out there.

I must confess though, to being just a little envious of some of the wonderful graphics and layouts
that adorn the pages of those I read.
I am just hopeless when it comes to that sort of thing.

I figure that my little blog is doomed to "blahness".
Forever just a little wallflower here in Bloggyland.

Unless of course I win this wonderful giveaway going on at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls.
Yep! That's right. She's hosting a giveaway for a blog makeover courtesy of Sweet Cheeky Designs.

Does your blog need some sprucin' up like mine does?
Well get on over there and throw your hat into the ring.
Here's the linky.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Luffas! Who Knew?

OK, I just had to blog about this.

You learn something new everyday, right?

This is just the coolest looking thing I've come across in a while.

Is it a sponge? Is it a veggie? Maybe it's a giant Q-Tip.

What do you think?
You can read all about it here.

Barnes&Noble Gift Card Giveaway

Lisa, at "My Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings" (love that title) is hosting a wonderful giveaway for a $50 Barnes&Noble gift card.
If you love books as much as I do, head on over and enter.
Here's the linky.

12 Days of Silver Giveaway starting Dec. 1st!

Come help Silver Treats celebrate their new relaunching of their website by entering the 12 days of Silver Giveaway they have going on starting Dec. 1st.

Everyday someone is going to win a fabulous set of jewelry, plus one in every 5 entries will be an instant winner of a $10 gift certificate.
There are several ways to get extra entries and you can find out all about it here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Twisted Silver at Fractured Toy Blog Spot!

I love Twisted Silver. There is a pair of earrings over there that are on my wish list this year,
and if I don't get them, "Santa" is gonna hear about it.

If you love Twisted Silver, then you should know that there is a giveaway going on right now for a fabulous "Bubbles Bracelet" and get this-a $50 gift certificate for even more jewelry- shopping fun!

You better hurry though if you don't want to miss out.
It's at Fractured Toy Blog Spot.
Here's the linky.

I Just Danced the Night Away!

Whew! I'm worn-out.
I just spent 3 and a half hours with the most amazing limber and energetic dancer.
She totally mesmerized me, and had me up and moving like I haven't moved in years.

She inspired me with her innovative twists and turns.
She had me spinning and twirling until I literally felt ready to collapse in a heap.

Such charm and grace,
Such a fireball!
And to think she is only 2 and a half years old!

So I did what any good Grandma would do.
I came home and went online and ordered her a beautiful handmade tutu.

OK, so maybe a really good Grandma would've bought the yards of frothy tulle
and sewn it herself.

But this Grandma is exhausted.
Besides, I need to conserve my energy to keep up with the Queen of the Dance!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mommy Mandy's Holiday Gift Guide

It's not too early to be thinking about the holidays and to start scratching your head ,
wondering what to get everyone on your list.
Check out the button on my sidebar for Mommy Mandy's Holiday Gift Guide.

She has a list of products and gift ideas for everyone, and also some fun giveaways going on.
See you there!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

When You Positively Have to Have Them....

My favorite shoe store on the web is
The selection is well...endless!
Best of all they offer FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING!
And they send you a free return label with every pair, in case your feet aren't happy with your fabulous new kickers.

I love their site-there are several ways you can browse.
My favorite being to click the type of shoe I'm in the mood for and then start from low to high
price wise.
Or just head straight to clearance and go from there.
The graphics are great. You can see your shoes from every angle and really get up close for the details.
They even tell you right at the top of the page when you can expect your order-you can track your package right to your door.
I just love stalking the UPS guy, especially when I know what he's bringing me.

Here's the linky

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wowee! Another Home Depot Giveaway!

Ready to spruce up for the holidays?
Well, Home Construction Improvement is sponsoring a great giveaway right now to help you get started.
How does a $100 home Depot gift card sound?
I know my guest room could use some new paint, and I get so many wonderful ideas every time
I visit Home Depot.
Just follow this linky to enter.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Optimize Your Fuel

Although gas prices are dropping, who couldn't use a little extra to help out at the pump?
Check out the Transit Fuel Boost button in my side bar or click here for a chance at a $25 Visa cash card.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just Want to Count My Blessings.

November 1st already...This year has flown.

I am thankful today for My husband.
Honey it's been a rough year, but You've fought hard.
I'm proud of you.
We both learned more this year about bone marrow and blood, and lab values than either of us old dogs ever thought we needed to know, didn't we?

I'm thankful for my children.
No longer Boys but always my babies.

I am blessed with 3 delightful granddaughters.
Now I am young again,
Seeing the world through their eyes.

I have a job. I have food and shelter.
I would like to start each day
Knowing this and giving thanks.

And most of all,
I want to remember to be kind.