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Start Getting your Calcium in a Free Cup Of Yoplait Original Yogurt Today

Calcium.  Why do we need Calcium?  It helps build and maintain our bones, and is a main component of our teeth.  Yoplait Original Yogurt  (r) now has 50% of the Daily Value of Calcium your body needs Yoplait  is helping women get started on getting the calcium they need by giving away cups of yogurt in the Yoplait One Million Cup Giveaway . Click the link to get your free cup of yogurt. You can also "like" them on Facebook  to get your free cup of yogurt.  I recently held a taste testing  of Yoplait Original Yogurt (r).  The most popular  flavors were: Lemon Burst, Key Lime Pie, French Vanilla, Harvest Peach, and Orange Creme.  Yoplait has a list of the flavors available on their web site  and more information on Calcium.  Yoplait Original Yogurt also contains 10-20% of the daily Vitamin D your body needs. It is the only leading adult yogurt to provide Vitamin D .  One cup of Yoplait Yogurt: Calcium and Vitamin D and it tastes good according to our taste testing.   We played

Stars and Stripes and Snowflakes

United States of America Flag Lilac Bush Wooden star with sleigh bells
 I found a cute background fitting for the next holiday; Saint Valentine's Day.  In my searching for backgrounds I found this one at Hot Bliggity Blog .  This site offers free and custom backgrounds for blogs, for everyday and holidays.  I guess I will just resign myself to the fact I like holiday decorations, and I hope to change the background with the holidays/seasons.    Hot Bliggity Blog has instructions on how to change your background of your blog. Another site I came across in my background searching is Shabby Blogs  for backgrounds, buttons and custom backgrounds, they offer free and custom backgrounds as well.  They just re-did their web site and the backgrounds are really nice.  I have some of their buttons on the side of my blog. The last web site I looked at was Lee Lou Blogs , this site is just as nice as the other two, and offers free and custom backgrounds for blogs, and Twitter accounts.  If you are looking for a new background, or to add to your design these sites

Snow and the Garden

We woke up to snow today, and School!  It is Friday and I was wishing for a snow day but, I will be glad in June for less make up days due to snow.  It is  only January and the plant/seed catalogs are arriving in our mailbox.   By February/March  bulbs and some plants are emerging from the cold winter ground, even with snow on the ground.   Frangipani Flower Catalogs of Garden tools, planters, vegetable and flower treatments, and patio furniture are also arriving in our mailbox.   Last year one of my very favorite stores Smith and Hawken  closed their store doors.  It was always a great store to find good quality garden accessories, and gifts.   Several years ago Target started to sell selected items from Smith and Hawken and I figured once the store closed and Target sold all of its merchandise they had ordered from Smith and Hawken  that would be the end of the products.  But wait, I found a brochure in Smith and Hawken aisle that stated Target  will be continue this brand in the sto

Cooking Healthy Food For Your Baby and Win Your Wish List

Last week I had a few days of not feeling so well.  My household had three different aliments going at once last week, but happily all on the mend.  Between, bland foods, soft foods, and not wanting any food for all all, I began to think about the food we eat on a daily basis. There are areas for major improvement and areas we are doing OK in.   Mothers always say to eat your vegetables.  My least favorite are Green Beans. My parents have a garden at their house, I was always the Green Bean picker. We ate fresh vegetable most of the year from the garden. Now that my husband has taken a liking to growing his own "jersey" tomatoes and asparagus we enjoy the fresh vegetables as well.    When my children were at the state of  "baby food" I was not fond of buying all those little jars of food for them.  I usually "smashed" whatever  cooked vegetable we were having for dinner and gave it to the girls that way to eat.  To this day they still like vegetables and f

P&G Future Friendly

While you are making your New Year's Resolutions take the step to join P&G Future Friendly   Challenge.  I joined the Challenge to reduce waste, save energy, and save clean water. I received a sample package of Cascade Action Pacs  from P&G to help with my challenge. Ok, so what does using my dishwasher have to do with saving energy, water, and reducing waste I thought.  This is how Cascade Acton Pacs fit into the challenge; reducing water use. The Cascade Acton Pacs  are designed so that I do not have to pre wash anything I put into my dishwasher, using up to 2,600 Gallons  less water per year (based on an average of four loads per week).The Pacs have  DAWN as an ingredient in the cleaning power.  I use Dawn for the things that do not go in the dishwasher-I do not use any other brand ever.  Even if I do not have a coupon for Dawn I will buy it because I know it works really well, and there is no point to spend money on something else that I do not prefer.  Now that Daw

New Year's Evolutions

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is one of my favorite times of the year. The shopping is done, the house is decorated, the gifts are wrapped, and unwrapped, and everyone is off from school or their job. There are relatives to visit, parties to attend, and time to relax a bit. This year was  busier than last with  Doctor visits for both kids, whom now seem to be on the mend.  The New Year brings so many resolutions and hope to make life better in someway.  Diet plans, exercise machines, health clubs, storage solutions, and home improvement thoughts are all over the place.  I could pick a diet to follow,  OR  just eat better food.  I could pick an exercise machine out to use,  OR go outside for a walk.     Perhaps for me, my resolution is not a resolution but an evolution to improve upon conservation of natural resources.  Paper and Plastic goods is a place for me to start. I was following   Project Green Bag  on Twitter  one night and found myself the lucky w