Thursday, May 31, 2012

Planning a Perfect Barbeque?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Wordless Wednesday Linky~At The Beach

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday! Link Your Blog Twitter Facebook!!

Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday!
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A Story of Staying 39 for 3 Years!

Ok so I'm going to telling my age, sorta, but that's ok, have to own up to it sometime. I remember when I was getting ready to turn 39, my kids asked how old I was, I said 39, now here's the funny part for a minute. The next year they ask me "how old are you mom, 39?" I said yes!  Then the next year, the same, "how old are you mom, 39?" again I said yes!.............well.......not to long after, I was filling out an application and had to write in my age (not just the date) so all of a sudden, I had to figure it out, how old was I?  

I had been fibbing and forgot, to my surprise when I had to grab "3" years, that made me 42!!  I did... not... like that, so from that day forward, I vowed not to "ever" fib about my age again, so now, I take each year with pride. I figure I deserve everyone and its better to take each year one at a time. 

Have you ever done this?

So age brings me to what I want to share and is for those  of us that are over 55+ and a has some great opportunities for samples, rewards, coupons and sweepstakes, that's right we have sweepstakes just for our age group.  There are also helpful ideas and recipes for diabetics.

Here is one of the offers I received in an email: 

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Recent Guest Post For Mommies Point Of View~Aspirin

Recently I was reading a magazine about using a simple aspirin to remove stains from clothes, 
ok, I thought it was only for headaches, well I had to go research and found this short video that
explains how to remove sweat round the collar.

Then you can also use aspirin I your wash to whiten your dingy clothes, here's how!
But first what is aspirin made of: acetyl salicylic acid Hub Pages I found many uses for aspirin, besides headaches to include, an amazing facial with aloe vera, exfoliate foot scrub, white collars, is used in acne treatments, fresh cut flowers, and the list can go on.
And here are a few websites that I will share for more details 

Remove sweat stains from t-shirts
Restore hair damaged by chlorine
Pimple First Aid
Keep cut flowers fresh
Treat dandruff
Ease mosquito bites and bee stings
Treat fungal soil infections
Prevent fungus in compost
Remove grass and nicotine stains from hands

The information used in this guest post was from my own experience and other websites through Google Search, Karren Haller
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Skin Cancer~ Sun Care Product's ~ Your Families Safety

It has just been proven that there will be over 2,000,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed this year, and with our atmosphere changing the ultraviolet light is even stronger and our skin more sensitive and susceptible to skin damage, especially children.

Why not take a little precaution and protect their delicate skin and teach them how important this is for their future as well. To better explain this, I found a video from "Dr. Erin Gilbert", board certified dermatologist in NYC.

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Summer Salads and My Chinese Chicken Crunchy Salad

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest
I found these delicious on my favorite site Pinterest! 

Eating lighter in the summer time is great, and making light flavorful salads has so many options, using fruits and fresh vegetables.  There are always family favorites, 
potato, pasta all vegetable and fruit or a combination.

One of my favorite has been "Chinese Chicken Salad" with a Crunch made with Ramen noodles, toasted almonds and sesame seeds, with cut up chicken and cabbage. 

I use 1 bag of coleslaw mix or you can use 1 head of napa cabbage, shredded thinly sliced
2 packages of Ramen noodles crushed, saving back 1 packet of the chicken flavoring to make dressing. 
4 green onions thinly sliced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, I use a little less
2 cups chicken breasts, shredded or cubed
*3 TBSP. toasted sliced almonds 
*2 TBSP. Sesame seeds

To make the dressing: 
4 TBSP sugar
1/4 cup of mild flavor light oil like olive or sesame oil. 
1/2 Tsp. fresh ground pepper
6 TBSP rice vinegar

Putting it all together:
Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl
Mix all dressing ingredients and 1 Ramen noodle seasoning packet and pour over salad.
Refrigerate overnight or several hours.

**For toasting almonds and sesame seeds I use a small fry pan, no oil.  On medium heat add the almonds, shake the pan slowly to toast. Set aside to cool ad then do the same with the sesame seeds.

This recipe was adapted from 

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Monday, May 28, 2012

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fun Summer Watermelon Pie

Fun Summer Watermelon Pie
I find the most interesting food on Pinterest, I had to share. 
I think I am craving watermelon. 

Pineapple Oatmeal Bars Recipe

These Pineapple bars are delicious and have just a bit of tartness, sometimes I just want something that is not so sweet. They keep well, unless you have kids around then they disappear quick!


    • 1 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple ( Do NOT drain)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 3/4 cups oatmeal
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine, softened


  1. For the filling, combine the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and mix well. Add the pineapple and its juice, and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool.
  2. For the crust, combine oatmeal, salt, brown sugar, flour, and baking powder together. work in butter until mixture is uniform.
  3. Reserve 1 1/4 cup of crumb mixture, and press the rest into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan, working up edges just slightly to help hold filling off of the edge of the pan.
  4. Pour filling over oatmeal mixture and spread evenly.
  5. Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over filling.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. cool and cut into bars.

Fast and Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fast and Fresh Strawberry Pie

3 quarts (about 3 pounds) fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs. powdered pectin (Sure Jell)
Pinch salt
3 Tbs. cornstarch, dissolved in ¼ cup of water
1 Tsp. finely grated lemon zest
½ Tsp. vanilla extract
1 pre-baked pie shell
Slice 1 heaping quart of the strawberries for the filling and halve 2 heaping cups of your best-looking ones for the pie top. Halve another 2 cups of strawberries, place in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Measure out 1¼ cups of the puree and transfer to a medium saucepan along with sugar, pectin and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking frequently. Continue to simmer so that mixture foams, about 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; skim foam from surface. Return saucepan to medium heat, slowly whisking in cornstarch mixture. Continue to whisk until mixture is stiff. Stir in lemon zest and vanilla.
Transfer ¼ cup of the mixture to a small bowl. Whisk in up to 2 tablespoons of water for the glaze. Transfer remaining mixture to a medium bowl, placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface. When mixture has cooled to room temperature, stir in sliced strawberries and turn into baked pie shell. Arrange halved strawberries over top; brush with glaze and refrigerate until ready to serve. (The pie can be made several hours ahead.)
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 265 calories, 44g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 9g fat (3g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 6mg fiber, 142mg sodium

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Friday, May 25, 2012

New iPad Giveaway ~ Free Blogger Event

New iPad Giveaway ~ Free Blogger Event

Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom is proud to present the The New iPad Giveaway Event, sponsored by BeeSavyEvent dates: July 1 to July 15.
Details: This is a free blogger event, open worldwide and blog accepting sign ups now. Join The New iPad Giveaway event with special co-host voiceBoks today!
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Review-Pouchee Purse Organizer!

Pouchee: the ultimate purse organizer! Organizer your essentials and change bags in a snap!

The Ultimate Purse Organizer!
I found this great accessory to help organize any purse you have. I have been trying now for a month and like the way I can keep everything together without having to dig in a deep purse (my daughter coined dump purses) 
as you practically have to dump them out to find all that has fallen to the bottom.

They come in different fabrics and patterns, different colors from cotton, posh, (leather like) a selection of patterns or solids.
The cotton Pouhee is made of supple yet sturdy canvas, while the Outback is made of quality faux leather .  They all measure  Width: 7.5” x Height: 5.25” x Depth: 3.5”.

Purse organizer expands to hold many items!
To hold credit cards, lipstick, change or personal items, and keys. The outside pockets have pockets  for pens, sunglasses, mobile phone, etc.   Each  organizer has handy rings for ease of changing purses and bags.

The Cost is between $24.40 to $26.40 and the company is offering me one to giveaway and I will be offering a contest on my blog to win one of these handy organizers. You can shop for them now by clicking on the banner.

"They are so easy to move from one purse to another each one has 2 rings, pick it up and change purses!"

Pouchee: the ultimate purse organizer! Organizer your essentials and change bags in a snap!
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Test Tube Flower Vase

Unique idea for a flower miniature vase.............

A test tube vase on Pinterest

When I saw the test tube vase on Pinterest I decided I would try................
My test tube flower vase that is held together with a bit of ribbon.
You could use less or more, make a stand from wood, or group a 
handful in another small glass or vase to make a unique arrangement!

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