Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fireproof The Movie!

What a great movie!! It is definitely a movie that we will someday own. This is an awesome movie about relationships, that everyone should see! They bring in humor while also being quite serious. If you want to laugh and cry, this is the movie you are looking for. We felt that it was one of the best movies we have ever seen! Here is a clip from YouTube.

Lighting Fixtures

Bill and I have put many hours into our home this past year. We decided to start redoing many things, room by room. By replacing lighting fixtures, it seemed to make such a difference in the appearance of our space. There are a variety of new and stylish fixtures available today and we have enjoyed shopping and purchasing several. This single added touch can make a room appear modern and unique. It was a very inexpensive way to create an atmosphere we were looking for.

New Decor

This past year we have been making some changes through out our home. In our family room we have a corner with our big TV. It just seemed sorta bare. My daughter and I were talking it over and she suggested something she had seen done on HGTV. Well, of course I listened. I love HGTV. :) She talked of how they staggered shelves up in a corner and she really liked it. So I gave it a try. I think we'll keep it!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Got a Wish??

With Christmas almost here, we see people being more giving than ever. I was reminded of this as I came across a fun site, I tried the Sit on Santa's Lap Experience and even uploaded my own picture. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was pretty cute! I don't want to give a lot away...but they have a unique way of using your picture to let you know about the great new product, Ceivashare Digital Photo Frame. It's pretty neat and definitely something I'd like for my own home sometime.

That's not all though. You can also enter a Got a Wish Sweeepstakes on this site. Each day of the contest (29 days), one person will be chosen to receive 500 dollars!! Isn't that great?? I know I'm not going to waste another minute...I'm going to submit my name today! How about you? If you'd like to learn more about the sweepstakes and how you can be a part of the Sit on Santa's Lap Experience, simply head over to their site and check it out. It's super easy and fun too. You can even share it with friends and family. Don't wait any longer, take a look and see what you think!


Christmas Lighting

How exciting! My son and his wife live in the south. They will be traveling home to the snow country soon, for Christmas! They decided to put up their Christmas decorations early so that they could enjoy them for a little while. Their son, Emry has not experienced all of the lights and beautiful decorations before. He recently turned one. He was quite intrigued by the brightness of the lights! It's going to be a great Christmas!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

All Inclusive Vacation Packages

We have done our share of traveling, but haven't taken in one of the all inclusive vacation packages that are available out there. I was reading about one of the worlds most beautiful secluded white-sand beach areas, the Mexican Riviera Maya. The Karisma Hotels offer wonderful all inclusive deals to make your vacation unforgettable. These resorts take pride in their food and flavor. You will find them to be luxurious with the beach beds, beachside bar swings, designer custom built private havens. They will treat you like gold as you relax on a private stretch of beach. Click in and browse this great website and see for yourself.


Today we bought new ink cartridges for our printer. I have always wondered why each time we replace them we are prompted to print a test page or align the cartridges. I don't think we have a choice in the matter. It just does it!! To me it seems to be a waste of ink. It might be the brand of printer that we have, I am not sure. I just know that we were in need of a new cartridge and I'm glad we have it now. I need to print off my Christmas letters this week.

Just Enough

Last night we received 'just enough' snow to last the rest of winter. Of course, that is my opinion. It wasn't enough to sled, snowmobile or build a snowman but covered the ground ever so slightly. The city crew came by during the night and cleaned the streets and Bill shoveled the deck. I know there are many of you that love the huge amounts of snow but for me, this was just enough.

Designer Costume Jewelry

Now there is beautiful jewelry for everyone. Holsted Jewelers is a fast growing company. Over the past five years they have sold over 15 million items to customers across North America and abroad. They sell high quality designer costume jewelry. Every piece is inspected twice before it arrives at your home. They make sure the customer will be satisfied. This jeweler carries a wide range of beautiful items to choose from. Designers there have put together amazing gift sets that are suited perfectly together. Then the buyer will be given a special "set savings" deal and be given more for their money. That sounds great to me! Especially with today’s economy the way it is. Be sure and browse their website and look over all the awesome buys you can choose from.

Jake's Trip

This past week our son Jake has been in LA for training. He was able to take in some of the sites while there. He flew out this afternoon and has a layover in Dallas. He is actually able to have a little time with Josh, Di and Emry while he is there. He is lucky. We haven't seen them since this summer. Emry is our grandson and just turned one year old. It sounds like Emry went right to Jake which was nice to hear. Emry is so good with people and Jake loves his nephew and niece.

Web Cam

Since we got our web cam we have been able to chat some with the kids. It is very handy to use and it is a joy to be able to see our kids and grand kids. It has a built in microphone and we can take still pictures from the web cam and store them in a file. It is a Microsoft brand that we purchased on Ebay and we got a great deal. We are very pleased with it and plan on using it often.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Denver Restaurants

Through out the years we have enjoyed traveling to many diverse locations. We spent a short time in Denver Colorado, but would enjoy traveling back there again. The Denver Magazine is a wonderful source for finding information such as Denver Restaurants, sports, style and clothing, transportation, the arts and more. There restaurants have some of the finest world wide chefs. The city is very health conscious and it shows. They are not only concerned about the outer appearance, but also the inner appearance. We would like to spend more time there in the near future. I feel the Denver Magazine will be an awesome resource for our visit.


It's hard to believe that it will be Thanksgiving this week. When they say that time flies by, they are not kidding. as I grow older it seems to go faster. Thanksgiving is a time to slow down and reflect on the year gone by. We have so much to be thankful for. We have our family, health, jobs and more. We are thankful to our Lord for watching over each one of us. May your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Kmart Has More

The Holidays are such a busy time for most. We have our regular daily responsibilities on top of adding many new jobs to complete in a short period of time. We find ourselves making lists, shopping, wrapping, baking and more. Shopping can be quite time consuming. Now with the progression of technology, a person can shop online from the comfort of their very own home. We have found this to be quite helpful already this season. I am able to shop a little each day and not have to take a full day out of my already busy schedule to travel, fight crowds and use gas. There are great deals out there in cyber space. I was browsing the Kmart website and found they have quite a selection. You will see items from jewelry, tools, clothing, bed and bath, fitness and sports and more. They are running specials and you can see the sale price shown in the cart (not on the product page). Their online discount will be honored through November 26th. The Women's Kimono Wrap Sweater is now an extra 10% off when shopping on the Kmart website. Be sure to search by ID# 70198911. They also have the Abbey Hill bedding Medallion Dream collection at an additional 30% off when online. You will find it with ID# 96096112. Now is the time to save. Check out their online specials at 10% for the month of December. The categories are womens plus sleepwear,womens attention brand,girls tops,all junior,boys tops,mens shirts and bottoms,big mens shirts and bottoms and infant and toddler bedding. There's so much to find at Kmart! Don't miss out. They even have hidden ornaments throughout every week until Christmas. These provide an added savings to you the customer. Now you save even more with this great secret coupon code. Don't forget to do your online shopping with Kmart!
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Monday Night Football

On a Monday there are many that are thinking it is football night! I have never really gotten into watching football so I don't actually care to watch it. Bill and the kids enjoy watching which is ok with me. I would rather watch some of the other shows that are on. I guess it is good that so many people enjoy the games. Just look at how many people are attending those games each week. There are sometimes tens of thousands of people at games. That is more than most of the towns around our area. Wow!

Sears Layaway

Christmas time is coming quickly. With the economy in the state it is in, we find many having a difficult time handling the Holiday spending. As always, we all want to find those special gifts for our friends and loved ones. We don't want finances to stop us from completing our goal. There is now a way to help a person work gradually towards Christmas day. Sears has brought back the Sears Layaway plan. Now you can shop and make those wishes come true! Find those special items and put them away and pay over a matter of weeks. It is an amazing program! Purchase the gift they are wanting today and grab those great discounted prices. With only 15% to 20% down it is held for you. How great is that?! I love browsing their clothing section. The apparel specials are wonderful. We are all in need of some warmer clothing with the temperatures dropping rapidly. I also noticed that they are running a sale on their Kitchenaid Mixer's. I absolutely love mine. I think it would make an awesome Christmas gift for a certain family member of mine. My husband is usually checking out the Craftsman tools that Sears carries. Over the years he has been given many different Craftsman tools from his dad. They have been great to own. The Craftsman Drill Driver stands out this year. It is a neat tool that looks like it would be quite handy with it's one hour charger. I think it's time to start building up our son's collection of tools. So now the financial pressure is off. Check into the Sears Layaway program today! You'll be glad you did.


We have been skipping some desserts in an attempt to trim down a little bit. There are still times when we 'cheat' some and enjoy a snack but we have done pretty well without the goodies. Last week Bill made some cookies but when they were gone we pretty much have been doing without the sweets. So far so good. It sure is tough though.

Sears Super Saturday Sales

I always get excited when I see “door buster sale”! I was viewing the Sears’s website and see that they are holding a great Sears Super Saturday Sale on Saturday November 22nd! The sale is from 7:00am to noon while quantities last. What's not to like about that?! I started to browse the pages and saw that they are having 60% off on outerwear & sweaters for all of the family. With the temperatures continuing to drop, it's time to stock up on those warmer clothes. It's also perfect for Christmas time! In addition to that I noticed on their fine jewelry, they will be offering an extra 15 % off of their already reduced by 40%-70% prices. When you say jewelry, my ears perk up. I will always take notice of those sales. As I continued to read I saw an assortment of tools available at greatly reduced prices. Through out the years my husband often received Craftsman tools and they have been very durable and life lasting. We will have to take a closer look when we are at the store. For those of you out there that enjoy shopping for TV's, you will want to be sure to stop in and check out their line. They have all different sizes and discounts. They are also offering 18 month no interest for items over $799. Not only that, but they are also offering no payments - no interest until December 2009 on all your purchases of over $199 when using your Sears credit card. Be sure to shop Sears November 22nd. Check them out quickly while supplies last.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Around The Block

Our dog, Zoe, loves to go for walks. Her typical route is around our block. Bill usually is the one that takes her although I go with them sometimes. Tonight Zoe was begging to go and although it was very cold Bill headed out the door with her. I think Zoe would go by herself and end up at home but we have never tried that. She doesn't seem to mind the cold and at least it is snowing yet.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What You May Not Tell Your Doctor!

There are many issues in which people feel embarrassed and don't want to discuss with their doctor. I was recently watching a medical television show that was talking about this very issue. Women and men both are guilty of not being upfront with their doctor...on a wide range of topics. Some serious and some not so serious. One of the most popular for men was the desire to use a penis enlarger device. This is a very personal issue, and one that many are uncomfortable bringing up to their doctor. In this case it is possible for men to find the help they need with the MaleEdge penis extender. Some may not even know there is such a thing....but it's real, and if they educate themselves on devices like this that are out there, they may not feel as pressured to talk with their doctor about the issue of wanting a bigger penis. This is a very natural, and personal, thing for men to be concerned with, and it's great for them that there is a device out there to help them naturally and safely. They come in all colors and sizes to ensure that each person's specific needs are being met.

There are things in life that we sometimes just aren't comfortable talking with anyone about. If it's something that can be managed and taken care of safely without medical intervention it may very well be the best choice. Only you, and your doctor, can know for sure what path to take in each instance...but in the case mentioned previously something like MaleEdge may be the right choice. Their site,, has more information that would be helpful in guiding your decision.

Friday, November 7, 2008


There have been a lot of leaves falling in the past couple of days. One of our neighbors is still outside cleaning up her yard. She is trying to stay ahead of the leaf 'problem'. By that I mean that if she doesn't keep raking and hauling leaves, she will have too many in her yard to deal with. This time of year makes it hard to keep a clean looking yard because the wind seems to just whip the leaves back where they came from. The city has been doing the best that they can to sweep the leaves up and haul them away but they can't keep up either.

Las Vegas NV

Traveling is one of our favorite past times. Throughout the years we always planned a family vacation. Our children looked forward to it. One summer we ventured across the United States to the west coast. We took in California and of course las vegas nv. We were gone for almost three weeks. The kids thought it was the best time. The memories we made are forever etched on our minds.

Toshiba Satellite

Technology has sure progressed over the years. What did we ever do without our microwaves, cell phones or computers, just to name a few things? We are on our computers daily. I use our desk top often, but also like using a lap top. Our present lap top is having some problems. I have found a Toshiba Satellite notebook that looks interesting. It may be our next purchase. Can't do with out a laptop computer.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


It is our responsibility as adult US citizens to vote. I know that many people don't, for whatever reasons they may have. I encourage people to take an interest in and be part of the process. I know that we all want our votes to count, but it seems as though there have been some concerns that at times in our history, some votes have not been counted. What is wrong with our system? It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to make sure the voting is done in an ethical manner. What do you think?

Home Business

Times have sure changed. You no longer have to leave your home to make money. Be it extra spending money or actual daily income, there are many opportunities to increase one's financial status. A home business is sure a nice way to earn some cash while not having to leave the comfort of your own home. You are spared the expense of travel and attire. It's definitely worth looking into.

Cheap t-shirts

Do any of you do any traveling? Over the years my family and I have vacationed quite often. We have been in different parts of the country and even out of the country. When traveling, we will frequently purchase cheap t-shirts for ourselves and for gifts for others. It's always great to have a t-shirt to grab and put on. They are many times so comfortable besides.


Many of us are more self-conscious about our weight and health then we ever use to be. I know as I grow older it is more difficult to keep those extra pounds off. We have looked into different types of exercise machines, such as : treadmills and elliptical machines. They help sculpt the body while burning off calories at the same time. It is nice to own and have accessible for easy use.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Lately I have been saving up boxes of different sizes for Jenna. She has been selling items for me online and she was in need of boxes for shipping. I have some more for her now and will keep saving them until she doesn't want them anymore. It works for me too so I don't have to cut up the cardboard for recycling. Actually it is Bill that handles that sort of thing so I guess it is a good thing for him.

Sports Gifts

Well, it's that time of year again. Christmas is around the corner. Boy, the time sure does fly. I'm starting to try to put together lists of ideas for each person we will be shopping for this season. When it comes to the men in our lives, sports gifts are usually quite popular. We have been looking at some golf items already not to mention all of the team sport related products that are on the market. I'm sure we'll come up with something.

Diet Pills

So many people today have weight on their minds. Either they are too thin or they are feeling over weight. You will find a lot of different solutions being offered out there, from diet pills, diets, exercise, surgeries and more. What is healthiest and best for your situation. Be sure to do your research before taking this into your own hands.


As we get older we find ourselves going to a lot more funerals. I guess the ones we love and know are all growing older along with us. Tonight when I got home I received a call from a relative letting us know that my husband's uncle had passed away yesterday. We were quite shocked. We hadn't heard that he was ill. He had gotten down to 114 pounds in the past few months. He's body could no longer handle the weight loss. We will be attending his funeral on Wed.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Have you ever thought how nice it would be to have a suit that fits perfectly? My husband has to wear a suit every day to work and while some fit him better than others, none are really a custom suit. He has purchases suits and had them tailored to fit him better, but are still not what I would call a custom suit. Many people buy a suit based on cost, usually trying to find the suit with the lowest price. There is a way to have the perfect fit and the style that you may be looking for by going to There you can find the style, fabric and measurements needed to have the perfect fit in a suit that you will feel very comfortable wearing. My husband prefers pleated pants, a jacket with three buttons and a fabric of medium tones. At MySuit you will find the Made to measure suits from a company that has been providing their service for over 40 years. You can choose color, material, how many buttons on a jacket, pleats, you name it. My husband is very excited about the possibility of having a suit that really fits and is exactly what he has been looking for in his work attire. He is also wanting to tell his co-workers about this company. Browse this mens’ suit website to learn more.