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Showing posts from May, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Take a moment to remember all those who have helped America become and stay the home of the Free and Brave.

Club Tech and You, How you can help Boys and Girls Clubs of America with just a "LIKE"

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is  in a  partnership with Microsoft and Comcast for Digital Literacy.  Along with the sport activities, homework help and play time activities offered by the clubs, Digital Literacy is offered. Club Tech   give children regular access to technology.   Children ages 6-18 are given the resources to learn journalism, graphic designing, engineering, and photography.  The support and tools for children to learn digital skills in today's world transform kids lives. They are able to keep up with current events, and become more literate in school and home topics.  There are nearly 1 million kids that participate in the 3,600 clubs around the world. Visit the Faces of the Future Campaign  to see featured work by these kids in the clubs. This is how you can help: LIKE   the clubs on Facebook.  For every 10 likes, a club member receives Microsoft office 2010. Please help them reach their goal of 35, 000 likes. Help spread the word. Disclosure:  By writing

Leave a comment below for your chance to win a family four pack of tickets! The show is June 8 at 7 PM. Details are below.  Visit Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band Web site  to learn more about this fun group and hear their music! Winner will be picked by, and notified by email. Be sure to leave your email in your profile or comment!  Giveaway will close on June 1, at midnight! If you would like to purchase tickets, see the information above, It is a great way to kick off your Summer ! Learn more about this group and fun things for you  and your kids to do on .

Enter your favorite sandwich in Hellmann's ® Build your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes

Do you serve or eat the same sandwich most every day?  I tend to buy the same deli meat; fat free turkey.  I make it the same way, Hellmann's ® mayonnaise, (yes I really do use this brand), provolone cheese, lettuce, and if in season a tomato slice.  Looking at the photos of the sandwiches on Hellmann's  ® web site  I found some recipes to use to get out of that same old same old sandwich routine. Hellmann's ® and Best Foods ® have partnered with chef Bobby Flay to show families how to make real simple and delicious sandwiches. Share your style and personality of how you make your sandwiches on Hellmann's ®   Facebook  page (look for the tab on the left side of their page).  When you visit the page you have the opportunity to enter Hellmann's ® Build Your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes with  PRIZES such as kitchen essentials and gift cards. The contest is going on now until August 15, 2011. (official rules are here also) Make your Summer lunch time delicious with

This is what Spring Time in my yard looks like! Post Script: Disclosure

  lilac bushes     lilac bushes Johnny Jump Ups Apple Tree from my Grandparents Peony From my Grandparent's house Clematis   Clematis Iris From My Grandparent's house Grapes Peony and Holly Hock from My Grandparent's House Tomato-husband's vegetable garden Onions from My Dad-husbands Vegetable Garden Not sure? seed pack Asparagus, from my Dad-husbands Vegetable Garden annual I bought!   Disclosure:  These are not my own views are comments. I will give that credit to God. The plants I marked as from my Grandparents house are from their house, given to me to plant in my yard, which is pretty special now since they have both gone on to heaven.   The vegetable garden is tended to by my husband, my Dad gives him things to plant from his garden.  The perennials (not shown) in our yard are from my Mother's flower garden. I come from a serious line of gardening family members, in fact my Dad is a Master Gardener, and my sister is a flower show Judge. My Mom has th

Is it homemade or is it Marie Callender's Pot Pie?

There comes that time of the day, known as dinner time. The days that I find myself being a taxi driver to my kids, running errands, and trying to keep up with the dishes and laundry,  making dinner is far from my mind. Let alone what we are having for dinner!  I open the freezer door, looking for something wholesome, easy to prepare, and something that my family  likes to eat.  There it is! Marie Callender's Pot Pies.  Honestly, my Mother told me about this brand years ago, and I still am buying it! My family prefers this brand of pot pies over other brands and this is why: they taste homemade.  Recently Marie Callender's pot pies were featured in the   8 Grocery Store Items that are better than homemade list . Since I have been feeding these to my family for years, I have to agree they are  that  good! The crust is flaky, the pot pie is loaded with vegetables, the right amount of meat, and a nice flavorful gravy.  We prefer the Turkey Pot Pie , there are chicken varieties and

Two healthy contests from Centrum MultiVitamins! GET FIT!

How is your New Year's Resolution going? For all of us that resolved to live a healthier lifestyle and need to get back on track or just make some improvements Centrum  has a Facebook page loaded with exclusive fitness tips from renowned fitness experts, and nutrition experts. LIKE  the page and get access to these tips, coupons for Centrum MultiVitamins,and a chance to win a Wii Fit Plus!   From now until June 12, 2011 they will be giving a Wii Fit Plus  away everyday!  Register and log in everyday for your chance to WIN!!! Centrum GET FIT Healthy Living contest is going on until June 14, 2011.  TEXT the word CENTRUM from your mobile phone to 898000  along with an  image of  a bottle of Centrum Multivitamins.  The Prize:  A trip to Los Angeles, a one on one training session with Harley Pasternak; Creator of the 5 Factor Diet and Trainer to celebrities.  Harely Pasternak  CLICK  the links to enter the contest! LIKE Centrum on FACEBOOK  enter the contest to win a WiiFit Plus c

Don't Fret the Sweat! The Tween years!

My Grandmother used the word Fret-as in don't Fret about things, don't worry about things that can be taken care of in some way.  I kinda like that word because  she said it and it is true!  The tween years with kids growing bodies is one of those times not to Fret.  The makers of Degree ® , Dove ® and Suave ® deodorant (Unilever ® ) have a great new community on Facebook called Don't Fret the Sweat . On this community page Moms can share your thoughts on all those new experiences with your tween.  The increased hormone levels, growth spurts, and strange new odors your tween experiences! ( And the Mom too!) Parents can help your tween to stay calm and comfortable during this time of awkward moments by talking and listening. For those strange new odors tween have during this time of puberty, there are great products from Unilever to help control those odors.  In my household we are fans of Degree ® , Dove ® and Suave ® .  My girls like Degree ® , I am the Suave ® , Dove

Swiffer Duster Giveaway Tuesday , Miracle Whip sample Today

Be on the lookout on Facebook Tuesday for Swiffer Dusters Giveaway!!!!  LIKE them here: Swiffer on Facebook  . look on the left side tabs for the giveaway tab. Ask for your free sample of Miracle Whip Here , fill out the form of your name and address and get two packs of Miracle Whip sent to you.  visit them on you tube for the form.

All in a Days Work. Happy Mother's Day to all Moms.

Even though Mother's Day is really Sunday, yesterday  was my Mother's Day! My Children gave me flowers. My hubby vacuumed the house. He installed new carpet on the stairs. He loaded up the truck, but we did not move to Beverly Hills! This is our daughters college apartment contents.

Win $500 for your favorite teacher from The Container Store. A fun day at the zoo is planned with Cradles to Crayons

With the end of the school year coming to a close and teachers cleaning out their classrooms The Container Store is giving you the opportunity to nominate  a teacher to win a $500 classroom makeover!  Teachers can also sign up for a 15% discount from The Container Store The offer for the discount ends December 2011 so let your teachers know now to sign up for the discount. Bath and Body Works is having a candle recipe contest.  Enter your best recipe for a chance to go to New York City and compete for the winning recipe to be turned into a candle!   Visit My Candle Marcal Small Steps paper products made from recycled paper is offering a coupon on their Facebook Page . Look on the left side of their page and click on the "Marcal Coupon" tab. A fun, learning, and giving back day at the Philadelphia Zoo is planned for Saturday May 7, 2011. Bring new or gently used children's items to the Zoo this day and get a reduced admission fee of $7.00 which includes compleme

Monday Morning Freebies and learn something too.

Enter for you chance to win a case of snack food from Wise brand on Facebook!/WiseFans Enter for your chance to win Swiffer Brand dusters starts May 10!/swiffer?sk=app_190322544333196 Join Dawn and Discovery Channel to educate 1 Million students about wildlife. Find Free wildliffe materials and activities here; Enter to win a beach vacation in the Hamptons from Almay!/almay?sk=app_212889072055015