Thursday, December 20, 2012

Torani and the Holidays!

As a member of SheSpeaks, I get perks, like trying new things!   I was lucky to be chosen to try Torani Syrups.  I tried Gingerbread and Hazelnut.  They come in sugar free and regular.

I have to tell you we loved them!  Not only do they put a PIZAZZ in your coffee, but we tried it in many other things.  Eggnog with Gingerbread, can I say let's ring in the holidays!    Hazelnut and Gingerbread added to my sugar cookies for a little different flavor, oh yes!    And of course hot chocolate, I love hot chocolate, so I thought, hmmm, could it, would it, should I and yes I did add some to my hot chocolate and they both were very good!

Make sure you check out Torani and all their awesome flavors, there is sure to be several you will like!

Thank you SheSpeaks and Torani for letting me try these awesome syrups!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Winners, Reviews and such....

Fall is here and the weather has cooled off.  The fall colors are beautiful!  

I received a couple of things in the mail to try out.  Post It Notes sent me some of their post it note tape, its pretty cool stuff!  I love how handy it is to have a roll of post it note tape where ever I need it.

Then I received a box of Kleenex Hand Towels.  I have to admit, I LIKE them!   Its nice not to have a dirty grubby towel to dry my hands on; instead I just grab a clean hand towel.  

Now for the winners for the FREE Soft Scrub Products - Linda, Debbie & Brenda!   You will all be getting a coupon for a FREE bottle!   Enjoy!

I hope everyone has a fantastic week.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Giveaway & Contest-Soft Scrub

I was fortunate to receive Soft Scrub's Total All Purpose Cleaners to sample.   I have to tell you, this product is awesome!   It did a great job of cleaning.  I have a shower in one of my bathrooms that is always hard to clean, it has an different kind of surface.   Soft Scrub worked away at cleaning it and I hardly had to do anything!  Now on to information about the giveaways.

First I have some coupons to give away for FREE Soft Scrub's Total Soft Scrub Bleach Clean or Soft Scrub abrasive product.

Ways to get entered (each one you do, counts as an entry, so leave a separate comment for each)  Make sure to leave your name and an email to reach!:

  1. LIKE  Soft Scrub on Facebook and then come back and comment here that you did.  
  2. Follow my page and then comment again that you did.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway and come back and leave your Twitter name in the comments.
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and come back and let me know in the comments.

Also,  Soft Scrub Tough & Gentle Sweepstakes is up and running!

There is a $1,000 grand prize and fifty 2nd place winners will each receive $40 in gift cards.
Go here to HERE to signup to be entered in this awesome contest!
Good luck on both contests!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review - Death of a Schoolgirl

Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan

Being a fan of Joanna Campbell Slan’s Kiki Lowenstein mysteries, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review Death of a Schoolgirl before it is released.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this book was from a different time then the Kiki Lowenstein mysteries.  I was drawn in to the book immediately.  As I read the book, I began to feel I knew the characters and could relate to them.  The lengths Jane Eyre Rochester went to, in order to help not only her husband’s ward Adele, but the other girls at the boarding school was quite impressive.  Jane was quite the determined detective.  Along the way she also discovered that good friends could be found in unlikely places.  I found myself not wanting the book to end and when it did, hoping another would be in the works.

You can find Death of a Schoolgirl here:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spot-a very special dog

We had to have our wonderful little boy, Spot, put to sleep on July 17th.  He was the best dog anyone could ask for.  I know it was for the best, he isn't in pain anymore.  It doesn't make it any easier though.  He was like one of our kids.   RIP my little Spot!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Winners of the Purex detergent giveaway!

Good Friday morning!  It looks like another hot and dry day ahead.  I am not a winter person, but at this point, I would welcome it with open arms!

Now on with the winners of the Purex detergent giveaway!

1.  Debbie Kolar said - There are a lot of funny ones.  I think I like #16
2.  Linda Parker said - I like #16
3.  Rainy said - I loved #16, #15, and #2 - couldn't choose just one...Let's Be Honest...we've all had one of those moments!

Congratulations!  I know you will love Purex Triple Action detergent!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Win a bottle of Purex detergent!

Purex is having a 'Let's Be Honest' Contest and you have a chance to win a FREE bottle of their new Purex Triple Action detergent!  I will be giving away a total of 3 bottles of Purex Triple Action detergent!

I have tried the new Purex Triple Action detergent and it does a great job of cleaning!

I watched Purex's Let's Be Honest videos and I have to say Lost & Found is one of my favorites.

If you would like a chance to win a please watch the Let's Be Honest Videos HERE or HERE then come back here and comment and let me know which one is your favorite.  This is the only step you have to do to be entered.

For extra entries Like, Share and Retweet your favorite one, then come back here and let me know which of these steps you did.

Refer someone to my contest and make sure they leave a comment with your name that you referred them and I will add your name in for an extra entry.

I would love to have you follow my blog by the JOIN THIS SITE button or by EMAIL on the left side of my blog - this is not a requirement to be entered to win though.

Contest closes July 19th, 8 PM CST.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Surprise from UPS

UPS left this rather large box for me today!  What could it be?!

Once I opened it, I found a prize that I won from Disney Family Movies Trivia Tuesday.  They sent me an
email asking for my mailing info, but I had no idea what I won.  Here it is and it is so awesome!  It's made by OGIO and has Cars 2 logo on it.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review Private Selection Brand Foods

I am a BzzAgent and I was fortunate to be able to review some of Kroger's Private Selection Brand Foods.

I have to be honest, I am picky about the food I eat.  Just because something is a good deal or easy to put on the table, does not convince me its worth buying.

We tried a few things from the Private Selection Brand; Ice Cream, Chips, Pie, Angus Burger and all were fantastic.   The ice cream was rich and creamy and the flavor was amazing.
The pie tasted like I just pulled it out of the oven.  Everything was flavorful and fresh tasting.   I will definitely buy this brand again.   I can't wait to try some of the other flavors!

Way to go Kroger!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review Dry Idea & a chance to win!

I was sent a bottle of Dry Idea Advance Dry - 24 hr Antiperspirant and Deodorant Roll-On.
It also claims it is a Fast Drying MicroCotton formula that has a Silky Smooth Feel with Vitamin E, Powder Fresh Sent.  Please read all the way to the bottom for a chance to register for prizes.

I have used Secret Solid Powder Fresh for years.  I was leary about this roll on product, the one thing that was the same of my normal deodorant was the scent!

When I put it on, I was concerned since it was a roll on, it would stay damp and possibly even sticky.  It has been very hot and humid here and I did not want to get somewhere and find my new deodorant is not working.  But I wanted to give it an honest try.

I am happy to tell you it works GREAT!   I don't have any complaints.  It goes on smoothly, dries nicely and the best part it works!  I have not had any embarrassing problems with sweating or anything.  I would definitely recommend Dry Idea Advanced Dry and will make sure its on my shopping list in the future.
I am so glad I got to review this product!

Use this link for a chance at $1000's of dollars in prizes from Dry Idea.  Good Luck!    

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy 10 year anniversary!

June 11th Alec and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  We grilled a yummy meal of  Tbone Steaks, Taters, Bacon Wrapped Cabbage and had Champagne.   Just enjoyed an evening at home.

I just love this picture of Brook & Cheston!

Here's a couple of more photos of my sweet grandchildren.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


We love Colorado and visit as often as we can.   Here are some photos from a recent trip.   As you can see, the hard water pretty much messed with my hair, ha!   It started looking pretty wicked!  Alec didn't seem to have that problem, guessing it was due to his 'lack' of hair.   :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Purex & Oprah Magazine have Teamed Up for Big Savings!

Through this special offer from Purex, you could be reading hundreds of exciting articles published in O, the Oprah Magazine.  Read about health, relationships, books and more!  Sign up and receive a 1 year subscription of O Magazine for only $10!

Use this link to get your special deal! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Things have been busy around here.  I did finish up an ATC swap and put those in the mail yesterday.
It was in the 90's here yesterday and forecasting the same for today.   Then 60 by the weekend.  The weather can't make up its mind this year.  I have layout I am hoping to work on this week, its for a challenge.

A week or two ago, my husband and I stopped in Lucas KS at Brant's Meat Market.  The town has a lot of interesting things in it.  It was kind of rainy and stormy that day, but here a few pictures I took.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring flowers...

I took these with my phone, so they aren't the best pictures, but I love Spring flowers!

100 days...

This is what my grand daughter Brook made for her '100 days' project.  I liked how she used something different for each one.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Review Ready, Scrap, Shoot

Review of Ready, Scrap, Shoot (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) by Joanna Campbell Slan

I was the lucky winner on Joanna Campbell Slan’s Facebook page of her book that is due out April 8, 2012. 

I have read all of the previous Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mysteries and had been impatiently waiting to read this new one, I was beyond excited that I won a copy before it was available to buy!  

Joanna’s new book did not disappoint me.  I couldn’t wait to turn the page and find out what happens.  The characters are colorful and come to life on the pages.  Joanna makes it easy to become immersed in the lives of the characters and relate to what is happening in their lives.   Joanna also includes scrapbook tips and recipes in the books.  

I won’t give any details to the book, as I don’t want to ruin it for you.  But I highly recommend this book.  And if you haven’t read the previous ones, you should start there; it will give you a good insight to who the characters are.

Here is a list of Joanna’s other Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mysteries; so you don’t miss any!
Paper, Scissors, Death
Cut, Crop & Die
Photo, Snap, Shot
Make, Take, Murder

All I can say is, “Hurry up Joanna, I can’t wait to read the next one!”

 Find Joanna’s book at:

Spring Scrapaganza - 2012

The Spring Scrapaganza Scrapbook Crop was March 10th and I had a fantastic turnout!   There were several new people along with many of the regulars.   We had 2 vendors, Rebecca with Creative Memories and Scrappy Days from Russell.  Another scrapaganza is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, 2012.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

The sun is shining and its nicer out today!   I have a crop coming up on March 10th - I have goody bags and prizes I need to get ready.  Plus I need to get in my scrapbook room and get it back in order.

I hope you all have a fabulous day!   

Monday, February 6, 2012

Nikki Sivils

You should check out Nikki Sivils posts about CHA and also has a giveaway on one of her posts.   Don't forget to look at the great collections too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Country Bob's~Review & Giveaway!

01/17/12-WINNERS!  The two winners are Brenda and Kelly Sas - as soon as I get your addresses, I will let Country Bob's know where to send your prize.  Congratulations, I know you will love Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce!  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I was so excited to get a message telling me I would be getting Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce to try and review.   And even more excited when it showed up on my doorstep a couple of days later!

I have to be honest, I normally do not use any sauce on a steak, I always figure if the steak is good, why hide the taste. To my surprise, Country Bob's enhanced the taste!   It was fantastic.  I also used Country Bob's on my burgers, made some cocktail sauce for my shrimp and I added to to my meatloaf as I was mixing it up.  I am convinced that Country Bob's really is an ALL PURPOSE SAUCE, just as it says on the bottle!  From now on I will make sure I have Country Bob's on hand.  

If Country Bob's is not available at the stores in your area, you can go to Country Bob's Online and order some.  They also have recipes on their site.

Country Bob's is letting me have a giveaway; I will be drawing two winners who will each win 2 bottles of Country Bob's.

Mandatory to enter the contest:  Please visit Country Bob's site and come back here and comment on which product you think you would like to try.

For an extra entry, follow my blog by joining my site and/or by email notification and then comment again letting me know what you have done.

Contest will end on Monday January 16th.  Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you in case you win.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Review, Giveaway & Coupon Code for My Memories Suite Software

** January 11th-WINNER-The contest ended January 10th and the winner of the software is:  Sandy from Letting My Feet Touch Bottom Blog.  Please contact me for your prize!
For those of you that did not win, you can use the code I listed below and receive $10 off your purchase of the software.  Thank you all for visiting my blog and please stop back again.**

I was very excited to be asked to try out and review My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software.

I have to tell you, I am not a digital scrapbooker, so this was all new to me.  First the download was simple, all I had to do was click the download link and everything loaded smoothly.   Everything I needed was right there at my fingertips.  Included in the package is a large variety of choices for whatever project you want to work on.

Once I got going, I was able to put together several pages from my Christmas pictures.
I am very pleased with the program and I am sure you will be too.  Here are a couple of layouts I did with My Memories Suite

Here is a great deal for you; purchase MyMemories Suite version 3 and use this code STMMMS99117 to get $10 off!  You will find so many uses for this software, you will wonder why you didn't purchase it sooner!

As I promised, I have a giveaway for one person to win a My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software; to be eligible here is what you need to do and make sure you post a separate comment for each one you do to count as an entry.  

Make sure to include in your comment a way fro me to contact you if you win!

You must do this step to enter:
  1. Go to My Memories and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout and come back here and comment telling me which ones you chose.  
For Additional entries: 
  1. Follow my blog and/or sign up for email notifications (if you do both, it counts as 2 entries).
  2. Follow My Memories Blog-
  3. Follow My Memories on Twitter -!/mymemoriessuite
  4. Follow My Memories on Facebook -
The contest will end on Tuesday, January 10th.  Good Luck!

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