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Showing posts from January, 2016

There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

A tad bit of blog history:  I wrote the first post in 2010. I have written 1000 plus posts since then.  My children were in high school and college at the time, so I was looking for a change up from; home room mom, errand runner, treat bag assembler, and brownie maker.  My thought was to write about all the odds and ends that landed on our kitchen table - besides meals. Stuff like new finds, coupon deals, reviews, giveaways, local events, and such. I like to find new products in stores and share the fun.  This blog's focus has come to the end of it's rainbow. I'll be looking in that pot of gold for a new focus here. My blog is still here, and I'd like to focus on other topics now. What topics those are is somewhere over the rainbow. I'll be seeing you on social media and reading your great blogs. I'm still on all my social media accounts, so I not going anywhere!  I've learned so much about blogging, myself, my friends, my family, and of course social media.

Are you ready to make a game change? Enter the gift card giveaway from Save A Lot Food Stores.

Super Bowl Sunday is February 7, 2016 and that usually means a trip to the grocery store before hand to stock up on party foods. But, that doesn't mean you have to deflate your wallet-Save A Lot Foods Stores offers store and name brands for you to stay with the plan-the budget plan that is! I shopped at Save A Lot Food Stores in Burlington, New Jersey. Prices and selection may vary by location. Upon entering the store-I grabbed a circular, and some cart wipes-off I go... Now on to the play-shopping. Wide aisles, bright lights, big selection, and quick check out. (bring your own bags, or purchase plastic or reusable bags at the store) The Game Plan: Snacks J. Higgs crackers, nuts, cheese balls. Peanuts, Carrots with Portmann's Ranch dressing I  found these tins for serving and  easy clean up: One stop shop-I found everything I need for a party! Table Setting: Tacos: Tortilla Chips Senora Verde Diced Tomatoes with Chilies, Salsa. Taco Sauce, Taco Shells Black Olives Coburn Farms

Num Noms™ play food of scented cupcakes and ice cream are spoonfuls ofhappiness.

Num Noms™ are the cutest little spoonful of fun for kids ages 3 and up. These little gems are adorable. So much fun, so much to create, and so many scents of play food to create. What to do? Collect them all! Available at  Toys" R" Us  and stores nationwide. Pick a num-that's the one that's soft and squishy from your set, add a noms,that's the one that's not squishy and is motorized.  The bottom two in this set are the noms Recipe sheet and instructions included Then put them in a cup or cone. Kids can make their own creations. There are recipes included as well as directions on how kids can create their combos. Stack them, put ice cream and cup cakes together!  Num Noms  are awesome for Valentine's Day and Easter gift giving. Totally great Birthday gift! Sweet little Num Noms are just too cute. I might just keep some on my kitchen counter they are such happy little Num  and Noms . (these are toys-they smell good enough to indulge-but they are toys) Nu

13 Hours, The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - the ones that fought back.

On Tuesday, night as old man winter settled in for the night, I was snuggled comfy in a packed theater for the film screening of: 13 Hours, The secret Soldiers of Benghazi Rated R 2 Hours 24 Minutes run time Cast: Playing the role of the real life military:  John Krasinski, Max Martini, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens So, how was it?  The film is intense, realistic, emotional, historical, factual, courageous, faithful, and heart pounding. This film is a true story . The beginning of the film tells you that as well as introduces the actual elite soldiers on security detail in Benghazi. During their stay they encountered a rebel invasion. 13 Hours of intense fighting. Six men, 13 hours, without American Military Support. (Stand down orders were given) Six men fought back.  For you, for me, because that's who they are and what they do.  In a theater with every seat filled, we did not laugh or say wow's out loud, perhaps there were more tears than each of us knew.

Shutterfly sale!!! 20% off regular priced merchandise

Shutterfly sale !!!  This offer is good for 20% off one qualifying regular priced merchandise order. Put those holiday pictures on a gift or something for your home or office. How fun is this pencil holder for mom or dad's desk! Check out the full line for tons of gift ideas and keepsakes for the family. Offer expires  March 31, 2016  ( 11:59 P.M. PT ). Offer is good for 20% off one qualifying regular priced merchandise order through  or our mobile-friendly site.  Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply.  Not valid on Make My Book services and fees, personalized postage stamps, prepaid plans, gift certificates, Videograms, cards sent using mailing services, prior purchases, orders placed for in-store pick up and purchases made on the Shutterfly apps. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale. We reserve the right to modify or replace any part