Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” Tour! #GlobieFamily


The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families
 laugh together during our games, and would 
love to see your family when we come to a city near you
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 If you're looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy, get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters "You Write the Rules" tour.  Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game because this year, your family can vote at harlemglobetrotters.com, and decide rules for the game like two balls in play at the same time that could affect the final outcome.

 After the game, Globetrotters will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  

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The only thing better than finding an event the whole family will enjoy,
 is getting a great deal on it. 
~~ Save $7 per ticket* by using the promo code "TOGETHER"~~
Get ready to experience a show your family will remember for a lifetime!  
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I found tickets for my area for as low as $16 !!


What a once in a lifetime whole family night out to remember!

Click here to get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters "You Write the Rules" tour. 


disclosure~ I am a member of the Globetrotters Affiliate Program. I will receive 4 tickets to a game that is coming to my home town 1/29!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Score Big with a Homemade Pizza for the Big Game #myblogspark

The Big Football Game is one of the best days of the year to get together with friends and enjoy some delicious food. Build the ultimate game day “Snackadium” this year with plenty of great BIG GAME snack options from Pillsbury. From Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels to the perfect Football Pizza, make sure it’s one Big Game that you and your friends will want to share.

And while you’re thinking about Football Pizza, our new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain is the perfect option for that M.V.P. performance. Just add your favorite, crowd-pleasing ingredients and in minutes you’ll have a fan favorite pizza that everyone will enjoy!
  • With 16 grams of whole grain per serving, it’s a great Big Game option
  • Now available in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store
Quick, convenient, and completely customizable, the new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain will help you add that extra pizzazz to any Football party. Plus, with the health benefits of whole grain, it’s a guaranteed touch down! So go ahead and create your personal pizza creation and add a homemade option to this year’s party spread. It’ll be a guaranteed winner.
Check out some of our recipe ideas on our website: http://bit.ly/VleqXy

download a printable coupon for $1.50 off one package of the new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain - http://bit.ly/UmJkOg

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PreMama


Prenatal health is so important for both mom and baby. Unfortunately, many women struggle to swallow their daily prenatal vitamin pill due to the size and taste. Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink Mix is a flavorless powdered prenatal supplement that eliminates the need to swallow a pill. Premama can be easily mixed with juice, iced tea, sports drinks, smoothies, shakes and so much more!
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

LISTERINE® Review

Did you know your mouth contains more germs than there are number of people on earth?


That’s right – and believe it or not, even if you brush twice a day, you’re likely missing millions of them!  In fact, brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth, which is why it’s critical to floss regularly and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash twice a day, like LISTERINE®that that penetrates all over for that whole mouth clean!

Currently, more than 75% of American adults suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease and may not even know it. It’s time for everyone to make a change. I hope you’ll consider a resolution for yourself and readers to take the first step towards a healthier mouth in 2013.

LISTERINE® has several NEW products that can help!


NEW LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN™
The only leading mouthwash with an anti-tartar ingredient, and new EVERFRESH Technology for a dentist clean feeling that lasts up to 3x longer vs. brushing alone. Plus, it provides the superior plaque and gingivitis germ-killing benefits you’ve come to expect from original LISTERINE® Antiseptic.

·         The only leading mouthwash that includes an anti-tartar ingredient proven to control tartar build-up
·         Reaches 75 percent of the mouth that brushing alone misses and provides 24-hour protection against germs that cause plaque and gingivitis when used twice daily for 30 seconds during morning and nighttime oral care routines.
·         Available in Cool Mint, Artic Mint, Fresh Citrus.
·         LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN™ can be purchased at all food, drug and mass merchandise outlets starting at $3.89 for a 250 ml bottle
The New Listerine UltraClean leaves mine and my families mouth clean and fresh.!


LISTERINE® WHITENING® ORIGINAL GEL
Whitens teeth by removing surface stains and controls tartar to help prevent stains and provide a healthy looking white smile. It restores enamel and strengthens teeth, while also killing bad breath germs to freshen breath and provides fluoride to protect teeth from cavities.

  For maximum benefits, it should be used twice daily for 30 seconds during morning and nighttime oral care routines
·         Available in Power Mint
·         LISTERINE® WHITENING® Original Gel can be purchased at all food, drug and mass merchandise outlets starting at $4.49 for a 4.2 oz. tube

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My family and I have been using the Listerine items for over one week now. My oldest son likes the gel and his teeth have become whiter. He also like the mouthwash. They have a great taste and leave your mouth fresh and clean.

disclosure~ I received the items listed above in exchange for my review:)

Friday, January 25, 2013

GoodSearch and support my favorite Charity!

What is GoodSearch?




Here's an easy way for you to help me to raise money for my favorite cause.
Just start using Yahoo! powered GoodSearch.com as your search engine and they'll donate about a penny to Wichita Falls Neighbors Helping Neighbors  every time you do a search!
It costs you nothing but a second to search!

Wichita Falls Neighobors Helping Neighbors is a local charity in my home town that needs all the help it can get to provide Christmas to those children that need a lift at that time of year!. WFNHN has been assisting kiddos since 2007. In that time, WFNHN has assisted more than 250 children have a brighter Christmas. WFNHN has provided wishes from bikes to socks to its Angels.

In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 2,400 top online retailers like Amazon, target and more and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause!

You can also enroll in the GoodDining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for your charity or school.

Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com/ . You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Support our cause when you search or shop online!
 Download the new GoodSearch/GoodShop toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/wichita-falls-neighbors-helping-neighbors

Click here to support Wichita Falls Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

Thanks for all your searching and support of WFNHN thus far!

GoodSearch can help ANY charity or school listed~ there are lots to choose from!
I would love it if you could search at least one time for WFNHN and then choose a charity close to your heart to GoodSearch for:)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Score a big win with delicious Game Day recipes from Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ #myblogspark

Game Day is one of the best days of the year to get together with friends and enjoy some delicious food and fun. This year, let Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ be the perfect teammate and help you score big at your party. With plenty of recipe ideas for different Game Day snacks, Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ will make sure you have a crowd-pleasing performance.
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Check out our line of Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ and use some of our favorite recipe ideas below for your Game Day party

Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with sautéed Portabella mushrooms, giving you any easy way to start delicious dishes like  Cheesy-Mushroom Joes and Mushroom-Swiss Burgers. 

Game Day Idea: Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Recipe Link: http://bit.ly/Uuwr4R


Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make dishes such as Pizza Primavera and Slow Cooker Lasagna Alfredo. 

Game Day Idea: Chicken and Ham Slab Sandwiches
Recipe Link: http://bit.ly/VLN5vV

 click here to download a printable coupon for $.65 off the purchase of 1 can of Progresso Recipe Starters. 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I guess this is another "Ya get what ya pay for"

Hi gang!
As you may know, I have 3 growing teenagers.
They go thru clothes and shoes so fast it drives me nuts!

This time it was my oldest, Anthony who needed a new pair of shoes.
His shoe size has grown 1 full size since Christmas when he got a new pair!

Well, I thought I would get a cheapo pair of shoes just to make it till next pay day.

I found these great looking pair of shoes at the thrift store for only $1!

Anthony even liked them:)

I thought it was a great deal and these shoes would be great, just for a couple of weeks.

Well I was sooo wrong!

look what Anthony was carrying when he walked in the door today from school!!

These shoes did not even make it an entire week!(4 days)

guess I wont be picking up any $1 shoes anymore!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Saving Money- Easy to Say but Hard to Do!


Do you also suffer with the common problem that at the end of the month, all your salary disappears from your bank account and you are left wondering where it went? If that’s the case, this article will help you possibly solve common financial problems! The daunting task of saving money is easier said than done at times. The common questions that come to the mind when you think about saving money are: how much money should you save? Where that money should be put? Also, what should be done to ensure that it remains there?
Continue to read below to find out how to make the most of your hard earned money, set realistic goals and keep tabs on your spending habits!

  • Get rid of any debt- The elimination of any debt is the fastest way to save money. If you are debt free, then you can easily save a lot of money that will last.
  • Setting realistic saving goals- Do you plan on buying that dress you saw in your favorite store, but don’t have enough money? Don’t put it on a credit card, but instead set realistic goals so you can buy your dress! Calculate how much you can easily save, and you will see yourself in that beautiful dress soon!
  • Set a time limit for your goals- Just as important as it is to calculate the amount of money you plan on saving; it is just as important to make a time limit! Make sure the goal is attainable within the stipulated time.
  • Record what you spend- Jotting down everything you spend every day is a very good habit to maintain. This habit will not only allow you calculate how much money you spend, but it will also let you know what things you should avoid buying!
  • Cutting down your expenses- Shop online at customer friendly and economical sites like JoeShopping.com, where you can buy all the basic necessities under one place, available at the best prices. Also use several coupons, while shopping on these sites, which will help you a lot with your budget!
  • Compare and contrast- shopping portals such as JoeShopping.com will help you buy that high end designer dress you’ve been wanting, but in more affordable prices since it offers various coupons that you can use towards your favorite brands!

Shop smart and make the right financial decisions by keeping these simple and easy tips in mind. You will be delighted when you see your savings account fill up, even at the end of a month!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

"Welcome to the World" Sweepstakes featuring Purex Crystals for Baby.


Let’s welcome the newest member to the Purex Crystals’ family:
 Purex Crystals for Baby! A great new scent for the little ones.

One lucky grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and 250 2nd place winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

There is No Age Limit When it Comes to Education

There Is No Age Limit When it Comes to Education

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or elderly man who yearns to go back to school, there is no age limit when it comes to education. Some people do not have the opportunity to go to school until they are older due to obligations that come up as a young adult or they may lack the amount of money needed to get a degree. Due to wanting to improve one’s knowledge in a particular subject or desiring to get a better job, both senior citizens and middle-aged people are proving that you can go back to school at any age. Instead of giving up on your dreams if you have to take care of an ailing family member right out of high school, for example, there’s no time like the present (even if it may be many years later), to pursue higher education at a school of your choosing.

Community Colleges Make School Affordable


If you already have a degree or would like to finish getting a degree you never finished, community colleges make it easy to do so. If you are a resident of the state you live in, community colleges are very affordable. Get the core classes you need to take prior to deciding what degree you’d like and save money in the process. Plus, many community colleges have quality classes and professors if you take the time to figure out which classes are worthwhile. Save money and go to a college you like after figuring out the degree you’d like to pursue. If you have a family, night classes are also an option!

Online Universities Make Education Accessible

Forget about driving to classes. With today’s technology, you can get a degree easily by sitting at your computer and doing the work in the comfort of your own home. While an online class may take more work than a class you attend in person, depending on the professor, it’s definitely worth it if you’re not able to travel to school on a daily basis. Get your assignments online, ask a professor a question or converse with another student about your latest project all via the web. It’s a fast and simple solution for stay-at-home parents and elderly people who can’t drive. Explore MPH online and discover how you can get a degree successfully and efficiently.

Pursue a Lifelong Dream

It doesn’t matter what age you are, achieving a degree can take place no matter what life stage you are in. While some people may believe that old age discourages one from going back to get a degree, others believe that there is no limit on age; in fact, it’s never too late to pursue a quality education!
About the Author: Corrine is working towards another degree from Benedictine University online and looks forward to going back for more education at any age.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Emmy Rossum #SentimentalJourney


Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th
is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook.
On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century.
Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, 
with each song representing a month in the year.

Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
  1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
  2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
  3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
  4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
  5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
  6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
  7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
  8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
  9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
  10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
  11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
  12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Windfor June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."

Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th.

SET your DVR!
  • Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th.
  • Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th,Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.
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Album is available for purchase at iTunes and Amazon


My kiddos and  I rate this CD a 5 out of 5 stars. The kiddos sat and listened to the CD. My daughter called her friends over to listen to the CD! The girls loved it! Its easy to listen to.

update~ 1 week later~ The Girls still play the CD over and over! Its a great CD! The song I hear the most from my daughters room is "All I do is think of you". She asks me daily if the DVR is stil set for the 25th..lol

  

 I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Creating a Peaceful Atmosphere in Your Home





The atmosphere in your house plays a vital role in converting your home to a cozy and
inviting environment. It also plays a very big role in the upbringing of your children
because it encourages them to develop healthy and calming relationships both with you
as their parent and friends. Thus peace, tranquility and love must flow in abundance
throughout your home so that the people living in it can embody the same values,
thereby making it a pleasant heaven on earth.

Every religion and civilization in the world over has its own customs and traditions
which help improve the atmosphere in your home. Some of these traditions might have
different perspectives and beliefs while others may be the same, yet the underlying
goodness that comes from many of these positive traditions remains the same. Likewise
wall fountains are known as peaceful elements that are ideal to place in your interior
because they will help encourage peace and prosperity.

The soft sounds of the water flowing down a slope will not only help to calm your
nerves after a particularly crazy day but the sounds will also make you feel at home
immediately. They have a deep psychological impact on people while at the same time
imparts an elegance and sophistication to the room where they are installed. In fact
creating a sort of a waterfall by placing green plants and rocks around them gives a
natural look to the room making you believe that you are living in the midst of nature
rather than in a concrete jungle.

There are different types of fountains that can be placed on the walls in and around
your home. While some might come with a traditional spout, others have a cascading
flow of water and the movement will immediately remind you of a river and how nice it
is to feel completely relaxed. The interior where you choose to install the fountains on
the walls also has a bearing on the effect it creates. However, fountains blend in well
with all types of décor in any room and will also increase the brilliance of that room.
Fountains are the perfect feature that will bring about a feeling of peace and tranquility.

While wall water fountains made of stone can be strategically placed in a courtyard or
around the gardens for optimizing their effect, fountains made of polished metals can
be used inside the house to provide a striking effect to the room. Generally made of
steel, copper and other metals, these modern fountains have a cascading flow of water.
The flowing water adds a shine and shimmer to the surface of polished metal, thereby
enhancing the brilliance of the fountain and allowing your home to look beautiful. It’s
time to relax in a peaceful and inviting environment.