Monday, December 17, 2012

The review that wasn't...

I’m supposed to be writing up a great review for Perdue Oven Ready Chicken, but I’m not! Why, you ask? Well you see a couple weeks ago I was asked to do a BzzAgent review for this product. I was glad to do it…we eat chicken all the time and I’ve used Perdue products before and loved them.

Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be… One would think living in a Suburb of a large city that you would be able to find most anything. Obviously not! I can’t even tell you how many grocery stores I went to trying to find it…to no avail. I don’t even want to think of all the gas I wasted in the process. LOL

I would hope in the future that the BzzAgent people and the company that needs the review would make sure of product availability in the reviewers area. Funny thing is, I actually spoke to the Meat Department Managers in several of my local stores to find out that they did have the product a while back, but due to low sales they quit carrying it.

Oh well….at least I tried!
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Friday, December 14, 2012

The girl finally saw the big man...

Between all of us getting sick and other stuff…I hadn’t taken Hailey to see Santa yet this year. Well that was until yesterday…she was so excited. We’ve been watching all kinds of Christmas shows and of course her normal shows have had Christmas stuff as well (all in preparation for the big day).

I don’t think she has quite got the presents and Santa connection yet, but after Christmas this go round I’m 100% positive she will.

Anywho…we went to our local mall (they always have an awesome Santa and scenery set up). I figured I’d scope it out and see how busy they were cause there is NO WAY I’m standing in some super long line with this one. I couldn’t believe it, there was only one family ahead of us. Hailey could hardly contain herself to wait and mommy made the mistake of letting her out of the stroller...thank goodness we didn’t have to wait long!

 It was funny, the little girls ahead of us weren’t too pleased about visiting with Santa and then the little one after us had a complete melt down.

Hailey must be some kind of Santa wonder or something because the Santa kept commenting on how good she was (and I mean like over and over). I guess after we saw the last little girl have a total cow it kinda makes sense.  

Hope you guys are getting all your Christmas stuff finished up…
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

A great Cause

Don’t get me wrong….I love getting presents! I think though, I like giving a really good one even better. I’m not one of those people that can just go at the last minute and grab whatever…it’s got to be right. What can be any more right than giving someone what they REALLY need??
Trust me…I know how busy we all are this time of year, but isn’t it a great time to stop for a minute and think about those that have been injured or set back from unforeseen circumstances. There are so many ways to give to your community that costs very little if anything at all.

Hailey and I recently went through all of her little baby toys and gave them to a family that really needed it. The mom had to go on leave from her job very early in her pregnancy and then ended up having her baby prematurely. Needless to say, she ended up staying home a lot longer than they had planned. I’m sure going from a two income family to one unexpectedly with three kids can be challenging.  I was so excited to be able to help them out!

Another notable way that just came to my attention is the Holiday Hurricane Rebound program that is sponsored by Touchstone Crystal (a member of the Swarovski Group). The goal of this program is to support the roughly 250 independent business women on the east coast that were severely affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. These women depend on income generated from in-home party sales and were unable to have them due to the devastating effects of the storm.

The aim is to have people from anywhere in the country partner with a specific Touchstone Crystal small business owner on the East Coast that was devastated by the storm. In addition, Touchstone Crystal will make double jewelry credit awards available to any remote host who signs up for the program.

To see some of their beautiful jewelry you can go here. If you would like to get more information on the Holiday Hurricane Rebound Program you can go here.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Southern Grammar

For those of ya'll that don't live in the's true....REALLY!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Alexia Foods – Spicy Sweet potato Fries

A couple weeks ago I got my Alexia Foods buzz pack from Bzz Agent. I hadn’t realized until I got the pack and started looking through it that I’d eaten their foods before. I looked through the box of goodies which included a reusable shopping bag and several coupons for free some of their all natural products. Not to mention additional coupons to pass out…so if anyone would like some $1 coupons just let me know!

Remembering to take my coupons with me is the hard part….I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’ve tried the whole coupon thing and can never remember the darn coupons (other than for diapers). I did find Alexia products at Target, Publix and Kroger. I think Target probably had the largest selection.

Hailey and I LOVE sweet potatoes so I was really excited to try out the spicy sweet potato fries. We ended up finding those and the regular curly fries. I was sneaky and didn’t let the rest of the non-sweet potato eating family know what they are….<evil grin>. Of course Hailey and I loved them, but the big shocker was that the hubby and my oldest liked them as well.

I nearly fell over when I saw my oldest eating them….he HATES and I mean hates sweet potatoes. “I was like….you do know what you’re eating…right??” And he was like “yup” and went right on eating them.

I would say that this was definitely a thumbs up!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Artist

My little artist is hard at work on her latest creation...she just LOVES this table....

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Did ya miss me?

I’ve been so dog sick I thought it might actually be possible for the germs to transmit through the internet….LOL Yes, the girls passed me their nasty germs. We were so sick over the weekend that I didn’t even get dressed till yesterday! I know…that’s bad. So obviously I didn’t leave the confines of the house till Monday…YIKES! Can we say STIR CRAZY?

I’m finally starting to feel better so I figured I better get on here and let ya’ll know I’m still alive and that I officially made it a month of daily postings…and just in the nick of time too! Cause there was no way I was gonna post this last weekend.

 I hope everyone is avoiding all the nasty little bugs that are currently all over the place and getting all your holiday stuff done! Fa la la la la la lots of shopping to do....
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