Friday, October 31, 2008
Well, I need to tell you a secret...
It's not so fabulous... lol After about 4 or 5 times now trying to successfully make a wonderful batch of ice cream.. I am about to take the machine and stuff it down the garbage disposal!!!!!! First of all, the directions say to keep the main part in the freezer no less then 24 hours before use, ok I did that and even longer.. Second, it goes on to say in 20 minutes or so you will have soft served ice cream or slushy drink. hmmm How about 1 hour or more. And the Noise.. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh it drives my family crazy. I am sad to say that I jumped the Frugal Bandwagon on this one.. it is definitely not all its cracked up to be.. and I do believe this lovely machine has lost its counter privilege. Off to the closet it will go!
Lesson learned.. Not everything on clearance is a Frugal buy! lol
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My Soap Box this week is about my 4 year old son lol. We subscribe to Netflix. And my son is a genius with computers, and we believe has some what of a photographic memory. Anyhow, if any of you are familiar with how Netflix works is that you have a movie Queue, where you put all the movies you would like to receive by mail in order of importance. Ok, so the last three weeks I am expecting a certain movie to arrive, one in particular is the Latest Indiana Jones Movie. And every time I get a Netflix in the Mail it is not the one I want. It is a children's movie(i.e. Dora). lol So I uncovered the mystery. It is my son! My four year old son, figured out how to get into my Netflix account, pick a movie, and move it to the number one spot in the Queue. AHHHHHHHHHHHH lol So tomorrow I am expecting another movie in which I do NOT Want lol So we have finally put a lock down on all the computers. We hope he will NOT figure out the new passwords lol
Sunday, October 26, 2008
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
What's your special talent?
My Answer is:
I have a lot of things I enjoy doing, but nothing I that I do, can I call exceptional! lol I am a work in progress! (crochet, baking, cake decorating)
My Question for you is:
Do you exercise in the Morning, Afternoon, or Evening? Or do you exercise lol
I try whenever I can. With kids.. my days are so unpredictable!!! Normally, I exercise late at night!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I am sooo excited. Another great Target deal. This last weekend.. we ran to Target. After about an hour there, I was ready to go home. The kids were going crazy and my feet were aching lol My husband started walking down the kitchen appliance aisle. I was irritated at first because I wanted to leave!!!! wahhh lol Then he called me over and showed me this Ice Cream maker. This machine along with several other appliances were on major clearance. The normal price was 59.99. Guess how much it was???? 14.99!!!! I was suddenly invigorated and my feet were no longer sore as I helped my husband stuff the large box into the cart. lol It not only makes soft serve ice cream, in which you pull the lever down and wonderful creamy ice cream comes flowing out, but it also makes yummy fruity smoothies, or slushies.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I miss having Frugal Friday!!! lol It is so fun to read how everyone saves money through shopping, or making homemade cleaning supplies, or starting home businesses!
My Frugal Tip:
I am practicing for my sisters Wedding Reception Cake. We decided her cake would be covered with Fondant! Of course I have never worked with Fondant before. So I have much practice ahead of me. I found that making my own Fondant was 10 times more cost affective and much tastier then the store bought "stuff". The pictures to the side are just a couple of practice attempts lol (don't laugh too hard lol)
Here is the recipe I used for the homemade Fondant! Click Here!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Friday, October 3, 2008
I have come across so many Mom's in the blogging world with online home businesses. Most seem to just advertise on their own blog. There is a great amount of work that goes into setting up a business let alone trying to figure out how to market your products. There is an amazing company called Network Solutions that offers a online system called pay per click. The purpose of pay per click is to get new customers, alot of customers to your business site, get more phone calls and email inquires about your business, which in turn allows your business to grow!
When using the pay per click feature at Network Solutions you will great service such as:
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- Phone consultation to discuss your business
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The great thing is you don't have to do any work if you don't want to. They will do all the keyword search connections for you. They are experts in their field. More traffic, more sales, better business equals a Happier You! Try out pay per click, your customers will thank you!
I can't say that I was disappointed, per say, however, I do wish there was more of a fight. Sarah Palin did an excellent job and Joe Biden did well. But there was so much back and forth of "No that's not true" or "He did or he didn't vote for this or that" that my head was spinning. How can everyone have the FACTS and everyone be wrong??
Even though Sarah Palin, obviously does not have the experience to be VP, I do believe I would much rather lean towards a candidate who is honest, moral, forthright, with good character, and courage. Sarah Palin to me embodies those characteristics. She is not perfect... SURPRISE!! But I think her honesty, or courage to do the RIGHT thing when it may not be so popular is a great deal more reassuring then someone who follows the jangling sound of "change" in the corporate pockets and lobbyist.
Just my thoughts!!! :)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Radar Sports is a fantastic company that offers Sports and Traffic Radar Guns As much fun as it would be for me to own a Traffic Radar Gun, I think a Sports Radar Gun would much better suit us. They have radar guns for everything from Baseball, Softball, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and even Car Racing. (another one of my husbands enjoyments).
Radar Sports offers very competitive prices for all kinds of budgets. Since my husband is not a PRO we definitely wouldn't need the state of the art sport radar guns they offer. However, the SRA 3000 Tracer Radar Gun seems to be a good affordable choice for us. The SRA3000 comes with a soft case and a speed range of 5 mph to 199 mph, and a 1 year warranty!
All the radar guns offered, whether they are for sports or traffic use are made in the USA, which I think is awesome, and all come with FREE shipping! I think I need to go nudge my husband off the couch and show him these Sports and Traffic Radar Guns . Christmas might come early this year!
An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!
An Island Life Asked this Question: Why did you start Blogging?
My Answer: My sister (at My Everyday Joys Blog) encouraged me to start my own blog. And with my wanting to lose weight I felt that blogging would be a great outlet for writing and receiving encouragement!
My Question is:
When do you put your Christmas Tree and Decorations up?
We well, lol my husband loves Christmas so much that for the past few years it has gone up after Halloween lol But this year he is pushing for this weekend lol I'll let you know Monday who wins the Christmas Tree War lol
My husband wears eyeglasses, well he is suppose to more often then he does. Because it is not a major priority he doesn't seem to care if the frames are update and stylish. I would really like him to take a look at ZenniOptical.com. Not only do they have amazing prices, frames starting at $8, but they have a wide selection of stylish, complimentary eyeglasses frames for any face. Their selection of prescription frames include single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens.
All of the ZenniOptical Frames including the $8 frames come with many free features:
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*Anti Scratch Coating
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*Lens edge polishing and beveling
*Quality Hard Eyeglass case
*Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
My husband and I are avid Fox News watchers and ZenniOptical.com frames are highly recommended by the network. Also, the U.S. talk radio host consumer advocate program The Clark Howard Show also puts in a good word for ZenniOptical. With such high praise from well known organizations, good prices, and fantastic selection, I can't think of one reason that you or my husband shouldn't head over to ZenniOptical.com and check out their prescription eyeglasses frames today.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Does it bother you when people use Scripture...Bible verses to be right? To make you look bad? I have found that you can almost find a scripture to back up almost anything you decide is right or wrong. Scripture read out of context can be twisted and manipulated to fit pretty much whatever you would like it to.
I find it interesting when people use scripture to point out things in you that they are just sure is wrong, all the while if they first of all understood the context of the verses they used.. they would realize it did not apply to their meaning in the confrontation and secondly they would realize that there might be a verse just a column over that exposes the sins in their life.
I just think personally, we need to be very careful and very sure when using the Bible to back up our opinion or our arguments. And most of all make sure our own lives and hearts are right with the Lord first.
That's it! Short and Sweet this week! lol
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A little about me...
It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)
In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.
I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.
There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.
So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...
My Weight Progress: