Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The "Hottest" movie trailer out there - Fifty Shades of Grey!

Oh my!!  If you've read the book then you know it's "steamy"...but that's nothing - check out the movie trailer for the hottest book around - Fifty Shades of Grey .  Valentine's Day 2015 can't come soon enough for me! ;)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Best Things to Buy in AUGUST

Well, it's about that time again - Back to School Shopping!  There's lots of deals and bargains to be had now. For instance anything to do with dorms - Linens, appliances, laptops, towels, organizers, plastic storage all on sale.....don't forget about clothes, specifically SUMMER clothes with the BIG discounts! Click Here for more August Deals and Bargains.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6 Things we can do to be MORE Productive!

 Ever feel like you're just not getting enough done? Maybe you - like me - need a little help in figuring out HOW to get motivated!  Check out these simple things that Highly Productive People Do Every Day.

I know I can incorporate these into my daily life - watch out world, you're gonna be amazed at how much I am going to accomplish!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Ultimate Shopping list of Super Foods!

 If you're trying to lose weight, you know to stay away from the processed foods and load up on the "super foods"...but just what ARE those foods?  I know Almonds are on that list along with Quinoa, Aramatha, Lentils and Apples -  but if you want to know what else you should be eating (and buying) check out the 50 Superfoods - The Ultimate Shopping List..thanks to the site!  Oh and you'll find some great recipes too!!

50 Superfoods- The Ultimate Shopping List

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lorde is now "big time" as Weird Al "mocks' her song "Royals".

Love this!  You know you've made it big when you get mocked by Weird Al Yankovic! Watch this funny parody of "Royals" by Lorde.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Can't sleep? Eat Carbs at night!

I've always been a light sleeper while my hubby can sleep thru anything!  When I read this article I thought I found the cure to my Sleep problems!  Eating carbs at nite!  Just not tooo late at nite!  Pizza, pasta - This is right up my guess what I'm gonna try tonite?!
Dish of macaroni and cheese,

Friday, July 11, 2014

I didn't know I could Freeze THAT!!!

I got a new chest freezer last year and have loved filling it up with goodies!  During baking season I knew I could freeze butter and nuts but I had no idea I could freeze eggs!  Take a look at some other foods you didn't know you could freeze!  So now when that great deal comes along, you can just buy it and freeze it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

10 surprising household uses for Lemons

I told you earlier about a great idea for mosquito repellant using LIMES and cloves (if you missed it check on my earlier blog post.) but here are some rather suprising household uses for Lemons!  I knew about using lemons on cutting boards and to clean copper pots - I also put the used lemon in my garbage disposal - but I didn't know about the cleaning of metal jewelry or dealing with cats or the other uses!  Guess I'll be stocking up on those lemons as well as the limes!

Did you knew you could use lemons for all these household tasks?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I pass my title of "Motor Mouth" to THIS woman!

Ok now I KNOW I don't talk this fast - I can now pass my title of "Motor Mouth" to her!!

How Much Water is Actually Good For You

I always hear that I don't drink enough water - that you should drink 6-8 glasses of water a, tea and soda don't count towards that amount either so how much Water do you Actually need? 
Well according to this article,  Dr. Travis Kidner says 2-3 liters of water every day because we LOSE that much every day!!!  That's a lot of water!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

There IS a way to fold that tricky fitted sheet!

Whenever I do laundry there's always ONE item that confounds me every time!! The Fitted sheet!! I never know how to fold it correctly so that it fits in the drawer - I've tried LOTS of different ways except this one!

 How Did I Not Know This?   Gotta tell you Jill Cooper from made it super easy - take a look for'll never have problems again!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

23 Patriotic Foods You Must Try This 4th of July

What are your plans for the 4th of July weekend?  If they include cookouts or parties then here are
23 Patriotic Foods You Must Try This 4th of July!  And don't forget the Watermelon!!  Happy Birthday America!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Homemade Flea Powder that's a Winner!

As you know I try to use all things natural whenever I can - and that includes on my pets too! Although we don't have this problem this year, I have friends who DO have a flea problem...found this wonderful homemade Flea powder from Kelly at  Check out her site for other natural ideas!

Homemade Flea Powder from Primally Inspired (works on ticks and other bugs, too!)

Saving Money on your Vacations & road trips!

It's Summertime - translation: It's Vacationtime!  Save some money this summer by using your smartphone on road trips and vacations.  We do tend to use the Gas Buddy app and pack "travel foods" so we don't have to stop so much but the other ideas I'll have to try!  If you use them, let me know how it goes! Travel safely!

Small-Town 4th Of July Celebrations

I love the 4th of July - not only because we're celebrating our Independence but also because of the WAY we celebrate!  Parades, Fireworks, Concerts, Food....just to name a few items!  Found a list of some Small-Town 4th Of July Celebrations but I gotta tell you they left of two important places! The first -  my hometown of Hannibal Missouri - where the celebration also includes the crowning of the new Tom and Becky ambassadors, the national Fence painting contest and lots of music!  The second - my home now of Rockford, Illinois - where we have parades and the Sky Concert 2014....fireworks coordinated with music played on the Variety Station, the New B103!  (download the free 'listen live' app and take the music with you on the 4th!)

Independence and Being Free

It's America's Independence Day coming up, a day we celebrate being Free....But what does that mean?  A friend of mine has a VERY good read on his blog called 'Moments of Destiny' on being “…free indeed.”.

Thanks Greg for your insight!