Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Slow Computer

It seems like our computer has been quite slow lately. I think we have too much stuff on it. Computers do tend to become obsolete quickly. Ours is probably 4 years old and I am sure we could replace it sometime soon. We bought a netbook last year and are happy with it. It is pretty small but for what we use it for that is fine.

The Real Jersey Shore

Written by my friend Teodoro Martin

One night, while watching my new setup from www.BestChoiceTV.com, I saw a program entitled "Jersey Shore." I should be honest. The people on that show disgusted me to the fullest way somebody could ever be disgusted. Basically, the program depicts a bunch of drunken idiots as the cruise the boardwalk, beach, and bars in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. They get into trouble. They get into fights. Then, they talk about it! As if they are sports commentators on their own stupid lives. Yet, I kept watching. Was it Snooki? Or, The Situation, and whatever situation he was situating? No, I remained interested because of the surroundings. I have lived most of my life in Trenton, New Jersey. It took watching those morons on satelite TV to know I hadn't experienced all that Jersey had to offer. So, my next day off, I jumped in my car and drove to Seaside.

Seaside Heights is nothing "Jersey Shore" depicts. If you forget all the booze, rides and rollercoasters, it is mostly just a beach community. The boardwalk is nothing but a tourist trap; there to bring in tourists and sap them of their on-hand cash. As for the beach community, many people live there year round. They can't wait till autumn, when all the tourists, and more importantly, the "Jersey Shore" production crew, goes home. I respect that.

"I was paid for this guest post."

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cooler Weather

We have had plenty of rain the past few days. Some areas to our north had as much as 9 inches of rain. Much of that was within one hour. It has been much cooler too. I am almost ready to turn on the fireplace to take the chill off. Going from temps of near 80 to about 50 is quite the change.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Las Vegas!

We just got home from Las Vegas! We had a great week! There wasn't a cloud in the sky all week. The temps ranged from 88 degrees to 104. It sure felt warm. We enjoyed taking in the sites and checking out the mountains that surround that city. It is so different then what we see at home. It was very dry and breezy. A person didn't see much for grass. Many yards are just sand. The big casinos have there share of trees, bushes and green grass. I don't know how they keep it looking so good. Lots of water! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Buy Gold Bars

With our economy in the shape it appears to be in, many of us have been concerned with our financial portfolios. The stock market has seemed to be shaky at best. Now with the United States Gold Bureau a person can buy gold bars, silver and other precious metals. They will conveniently deliver your investment to the bank or depository of your choosing. Gold and silver can be purchased in coin or ingot form. This is a smaller more convenient size and shape for transfer and keeping. Silver is in high demand at this time which in turn makes it a wiser investment. It's something worth thinking about.

**I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.**

Grand kids

WOW! Don't you hate when you lose a post you've been working on? I do. Anyway, I was just missing my grand kids and was writing a little bit about them. My husband and I are blessed to be the grand parents of four wonderful kids! The older two were born twelve days apart. Emry and Kaelyn are almost three now. Their younger siblings were also born twelve days apart. Kaden and Israel are such happy, smiley boys! We enjoy them all so much. It's that time to go and see them all again!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Favorite Mini Series

Thanks to Jonathon Woods

My favorite mini series that I watch using my satelite tv deals is Everybody loves Raymond. The antics of Raymond and his strung out wife dealing with her in laws are hilarious. Raymond's brother is played by an actor who could play basketball and the feuding between the two brothers who look nothing like each other is very realistic.

My favorite show was when Raymond's mother baked a cake for his brother for his brother. Raymond got jealous and his mother took the cake away from the birthday boy and gave it to Raymond. The reality of the show is very keen as many people who come from homes with similar parental attempts to keep the favorite child happy at the expense of the other is true to life.

At any rate, when Raymond's mother comes over with the other brother's cake, Raymond is sitting at the kitchen table eating a cake that is three times the size of the cake that she baked for his brother. He admits that he was jealous and got his own cake. He then had two cakes to eat. He makes a fuss over his mother's cake and she fondly tells him to leave a piece for the birthday boy.

I have been paid for this guest post.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I have to admit, I love taking pictures. Whether they are of my kids, grand kids or places we have been, I love them. It has been fun sending pictures to family and friends by way of the internet. I know some people are hesitant to put some of their family pictures online but I put lots on to share. Here is an example. Enjoy.

Ferrari Parts

Do you have a sports car? Have you ever wanted one? My husband would love to have some exotic little car to cruise around in. There are many sites where you can find the parts you need for your sporty vehicle. You might be looking for parts for a Camaro, Mustang or Charger. Maybe you are in need of Ferrari parts. Whatever it is it seems like you can find what you need on the internet.

iphone Accessories

Have you wondered where your friends are getting all the cool iphone accessories? There are so many items you can buy and dress up your phone or find fun gadgets to along with it. My son has had several iphones. He always wants the latest and greatest model. After seeing them, I don't really blame him at all. Get shopping for fun stuff.

Slide Show

Have you ever wondered how to create designs for a photo slide show? It is easier than ever to take pictures today because of the digital cameras compared to film. If pictures don't turn out, just delete them. What fun it is to create memories by sharing pictures with family and friends. Don't hesitate to make your own creations with family pictures.

Supper Plans

I find it more difficult to decide what to have for supper than to make it. I have told my husband many times that if he makes the decision on what we should have for supper, I will make it. He has told me that same thing. We have our favorites which sometimes helps but there are those times when it is a struggle finding what sounds good.

Baby Shower Invitations

I love going to baby showers, weddings and receptions of all kinds. The last baby shower invitations I received were so cute. They were like I had never seen before, so unique and colorful. I think I was more excited than ever to go to the shower after seeing these great invitations. I found out where they came and plan to pass the information to my daughter, daughter-in-law and their friends.

Rack Mount

Our son has been interested in technology for several years. Because of him I tend to search the internet for items that he has talked about. From a rack mount, flash drives, towers and monitors I have done research on them. I find it interesting to find information on new products. Some of them I will use and many I will probably never have a need for. Technology is fun.


As we grow up and begin our families, we have many challenges. In raising three children I found them to each be quite individual. We all have our own ideas, plans and health conditions. Some deal with acne while others may deal with eczema. Some may like sports while others enjoy dance and reading. It's fun to explore a variety of areas with each one of them. The health issues can be another thing.

Barking Dogs

In our neighborhood we have several dogs that like to bark. If one starts in, they all seem to join in. We have small dogs, medium size and large dogs in the area. The small ones are the noisiest I think. It is bad when they start barking when people should be sound asleep. Our dog is no better.

Game time in the kitchen

Guest post written by Lawrence Todd

Some people probably think I'm crazy because I work in a frat house as a cook. But I like what I do for a living. It gets a little more exciting though when it's the day of a home football game because we invite the brothers' parents to the house for a meal before the game and a tailgating event.

That means there are so many more people I have to cook for and the kitchen can get really rowdy no matter how many people are in there and how much planning we do before it.

On the day of the season opener we went with a really simple menu of classic hamburgers and hot dogs with sweet potato fries and an assortment of pies for dessert. But our pastry chef was out sick that day so some other people had to pick up the slack on making the pies and were yelling at me across the kitchen. I couldn't hear most of what they were saying so it was taking me longer to do my duties to help them out. It worked out in the end but after everything said and done I looked at hearing aids reviews and bought some and am ready for next game day.

**I was paid for this guest post.**

Squirrel Feeder

About a month ago we lost a hanging type squirrel feeder. It was metal that was shaped like a coil. One day it just disappeared. I thought a neighbor kid had taken it but I am now convinced that a squirrel took it. I think the squirrel got it off the hook which was attached to the tree and took off with it. I am sure it would have been quite the sight, a squirrel running across the yard carrying a the feeder.

Colon Cleanse

I can remember friends of ours telling us about a colon cleanse that really works. They were into cleansing their bodies of unwanted toxins. They not only did that, but also were making other life changing decisions. Diet and exercise were included in those new choices. Recently I have been dealing with some health issues and feel that I need to make some of those same changes for myself.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Diet supplements that really work

As many of us struggle with our weight we ask ourselves " how do we find diet supplements that really work"? What is the answer? It is a very individual process I feel. For some it may mean taking some type of medication. For others it may be to have some life changes in diet and exercise. For me it is to watch my food intake. Just because it taste so good, doesn't mean I have to eat so much of it. How about you?

Acne Solutions

While raising three children, we came across many challenges. In the teen years there were a few issues with acne breakouts. In searching we found a variety of acne solutions. Each child was different in what they were needing. For some the over the counter medicines worked fine. For others it took a prescription. I guess you use what you are in need of.


Our dog has become such a whiner. We have been feeding her less so she could lose some weight. It doesn't matter when we feed her, she whines shortly thereafter. It isn't always that she is begging for food either. It might be to go outside or for a walk. I don't know but it seems like she is more of a whiner than she used to be. Maybe it is her age. Shes sitting by my feet right now whining.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

U Shaped Desks

We are starting to look at redoing a few things in our office here at home. There is such a variety of desks and furniture available on the market. The U shaped desks are unique and interesting. We may have to check into one of those. My sister had one at one time and I always liked it. We have carpeted, painted and replaced our monitor, so now it's on to the furniture.

Work vs. Play

The other day someone said that work got in the way of their golf. Then another said that his golf got in the way of his work due to the fact that he sometimes takes clients for a golf outing as part of his work. Wow, what a job that must be! Bill would really enjoy going golfing while he works. Where does he sign up?

Accutane Lawsuit

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**I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.**

Cooler Temps

The weather has changed quite a bit in the past few weeks. We have seen some cooler temperatures, especially at night. It has been nice to have the air conditioning turned off and having the windows open. Not only are we saving money but the cool breeze is very nice. We have less bugs too which is great.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Our newest computer is a netbook. So far we like it very much. It is smaller than the regular size computer and it does take a little getting used to. We like having this one because it is handy when we travel. I knew the keyboard would be smaller and once you get the hang of using it, it really is easy to use. It isn't the computer I would want to use all the time but I do enjoy it from time to time.

Gold Bullion

Do you know anyone that has taken a beating in the stock markets? I know of many that have lost a third of their investments over the past couple of years. Many are opting to stay with their current jobs in order to work at gaining back their losses. Now with the United States Gold Bureau you can purchase gold bullion, silver and other precious metals. This could be a great way to secure one's wealth. The gold can be bought in coin or ingot form. Ingot is a pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape for storage. Browse their website and check out what they have to offer.

**I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.**


I love this time of year. The cool crisp evenings and the colorful palette of orange, yellow and browns that wash across the trees. Football begins and we hear the crowds roar. The smell of burning leaves in the air. It's just too bad that my allergies have to interfere with the enjoyment of it all.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Houston Auto Repair

My son and his family lived in Texas for about five years. It was tough to have them so far away. When it came to problems, they were on their own. Most of us have had issues with a vehicle from time to time. I recently did with my Escape. Of course it was a rare problem they had only seen twice in twenty five years. I'm just glad it was fixable. In Texas you can find the Houston Auto Repair shops. There are many locations sprinkled across the Houston area.
Whether its a Acura Integra or an Escape, they are sure to assist you with what you are in need of. Down south you wouldn't want to be without your air conditioning. It's warm and humid and the cooling system is a must. They can make sure it is up and running for you.
Every car is in need of an oil change or it's regular tune up at some point. A person doesn't have to travel far to receive the help they are needing for their automobile. You can set up an appointment and leave the work to the professionals. They are easy to find.
**I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.**


It is always good to do your research before making a purchase. Recently my husband bought an iPod touch on eBay. It was advertised as new in the box and as a generation 3. Well, come to find out is was a generation 2 which meant it didn't have all the options of the other one. He didn't find out until he tried to upgrade something. Oh well, he enjoys the one he bought.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big Decisions!

Over the years we've had cable television and been pretty happy with it. However, recently our bill has been going up more and more and we can't seem to reason with the company. It just doesn't seem worth it to be paying this much money, especially when it's just my husband and I now.

We have seriously been talking about getting satellite now. I think we could get it cheaper, and from what I've found on localtv-satellite.com there are some pretty great benefits to going this route. Direct TV is not something I thought I would ever do, but having learned more about LocalTV-Satellite and all they can offer...it may just be the way to go.

Friday, September 3, 2010


There are many today who are out looking for a new job or maybe even their first job. The economy hasn't helped this situation that is for sure. For those searching, the internet can be an excellent tool. If you are in the medical field then healthcare it jobs searches and can assist you in finding available positions that are out there quickly. My brother even has his profile/resume' on line now. What a great way to get your name out there.


My daughter-in-law and I both like to change things up when we make our tacos. We like to make our own taco shells instead of using the old stand by you can buy in a box. This is a picture of her tacos. They are very easy to make. The shell is made from ready to bake biscuits. Yum Yum!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews

For the longest time our dog had the worst breath. We are not taking efforts to try and control it. That's why I was happy to learn more about Nubz Dental Treats. They are made of digestible natural ingredients. Vets recommend them because they actually help to clean dogs' teeth and promote fresh breath and healthy gums. This is exactly what we've been needing! Like with a child, I am careful what we give her. I'm really glad to learn that Nubz are made with real chicken with no added sugar, salt or preservatives. It's important to me that she's getting healthy food.

I'm really hoping to try Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews sometime soon. Zoe can be picky sometimes, but lately has been pretty good to try new things. I'm sure she'd like these. From what I've read, Dogs just love them...so it would definitely be worth a shot.

If you're looking for healthy dog treats, you can find Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews at Costco. There is actually a coupon in the monthly coupon book for Costco members. The coupon's value is $3.50 and valid from August 19th - September 12th.

**This was a paid post, however, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way**


My daughter sent this to me today. It is so cute! Our son then put it on Facebook and said that " I am pretty sure I have the cutest niece Ever!!!!!" She is pretty sweet..........

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Buy Gold Bars

Our Government continues to try to reassure us that the economy is improving. Some days it's very difficult to grasp that however. As many of us have watched thousands of dollars disappearing in our market accounts, we are unsure of what is a wise investment these days. The United States Gold Bureau has silver and other precious metals for purchase. A person can buy gold bars in coin and ingot form. The ingot form is a convenient size and shape for storage. The Gold Bureau has made it safe and convenient for delivery. It may be something worth checking into. Most are wanting to secure their future finances.
**I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.**

Fresh Pie

It's getting to be that time of year when a fresh apple pie is soooo good! The fruit is ripe and ready for the picking. This year however, we no longer have our wonderful apple tree. I guess we'll have to go and buy some apples for that pie. :)

Our Favorite Educational Channel

Authored by Rickey Combs

With all the programs and channels to chose from these days, educational TV is an advantage every home has. There are scores of channels to chose from. Each offers its own unique programs and preferences. Our family has made the Discovery Channel the favorite in our home. It offers a plethera of educational programming that appeals to all of us. The programming is as diverse as our tastes. Whether it is a science special about the solar system that intrigues my husband, or a special about various types of weather and how it is are forcast that might appeal to my sons, there is truly something for everyone. One of the most important features of the Discovery Channel is that the scheduling of these programs fits into our schedule. The programs we like are shown at a wide variety of times, making it easy to work into our evening schedule. We never feel locked into a certain time of night or a particular day. On the other hand, certain programs are always shown at the same time and day of the week, which also makes t easy to find them. For our family, nothing beats an evening of educational TV, watching the Discovery Channel on TVByDirect tv.

**I was paid for this guest post.**

Migraine Pain

Since I was in my mid thirties, I have suffered with migraines. Actually I believe I suffered with them earlier then that, but didn't realize that was what I was having. Well, this morning I woke up with one of the worst ones I have had in quite sometime. Got up and took an Imitrex and went back to bed. Got up again mid morning and tried to function, but couldn't. I was so nauseous. I took another pill and went back to bed again. Slept for almost 3 hours and woke up feeling somewhat better. Thank goodness! Not a good day............