Thursday, April 29, 2010

HAPPY Aloha Friday FOLLOW!

Happy Friday Follow, Aloha Friday & are you ready for the... 
The BLOG HOP TAG? (Tune to Ball n' the Jack)!
 First you put your two fingers close up tight
Then you hit duh link on da left, & then duh one on da right,
Search around the blogs & all in sight, &
then you hop around and hop around half the night.
Spread your lovin' comments in CyberSpace
Then you do the CyberRock with style and grace
Now you follow me, and I follow you back
That's what I call duh
"BLOG HOP TAG"!
READY, SET, GO!  Friday Follow is hosted by some pretty awesome  ladies. One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!  They have invited us to join them every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting new blogs.  It's all about sharing and having fun.

If you’d like to participate in Aloha Friday, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com.  It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is: How did your husband propose?

My husband wasn't romantic at all (I wish).  It was Christmas in a few weeks, and he was laid-off from work & he said I'm broke & all I have to give you for Christmas is my name.  We eloped a week later!  ~hehe~ What do you think I'm stupid?  I snatched him up quicker than you can say "I do". 

  OH YES, AND DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVE AWAY OF THE PUR FAUCET MOUNT & SIGG BOTTLE TODAY'S THE LAST DAY!  WOO HOO! GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!

Did you make your "Daily Drop" today?

Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed Giveaway at Mom Start.

Select Comfort makers of the Sleep Number bed have given Mom Start the fabulously unique opportunity of giving one of their beds away.

Enter To Win:

Queen Sleep Number p5 bed set, + UPS shipping (ARV $2,059.97)
clip_image002Comes with the Wireless Remote; This is the perfect bed to relax because each side can be adjusted to the exact level of comfort, support and firmness you want at the touch of a button.
Comfort Layers
  • 11-inch European-style™ supersoft pillowtop features a knit that’s breathable to help you sleep comfortably.
  • A full two inches of our exclusive Intralux® comfort material responds quickly as you move.
  • Three unique zones naturally support your body’s curves. 
This contest will run until April 30th 11:59 pm Pacific. All rules can be found under giveaway rules .  So hurry it ends tomorrow night.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Win a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print Review/Give-Away


CLOSED 

WINNER: MARY RODOWICZ - CONGRATS!!!

Thank you all for entering this Give-Away!
The winner of the 16X20 Rolled Canvas Print is Mary Rodowicz!
Congratulations to Mary. I've sent you an e-mail, and if I do not hear from you within 72 hrs. I shall be forced to choose another winner at that time.
Anonymous said...
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I would put a picture of my beautiful 12 yr old daughter "Cassidy..I have vision problems from an illness from 3 yrs ago so this would be fantastic!! A big beautiful picture of my beautiful baby girl,,big so I could look at every day ( i would hang in my living room) and be able to see her beautiful smaile :) Fan on facebook"Mary Rodowicz" follower on twitter as "alongcamemary1"...ty for the chance to win..Maru :) cassieandmary@yahoo.com
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My living room has three long shelves on one wall separated by a clock.  On the left is my husband's family, and on the right is my family.  Ancestors, and wonderful memories that makes a house a home. What everyone needs is that special picture that says happiness for everyone that you would want turned into a life long memory, and to reach out and say, "Here I Am!".  You can have that  spectacular wonder now on  your very own 16X20 Rolled Canvas picture to make your family photo come alive, and into your home.

Canvas Prints are really quite popular in homes these days due to their durability, and longer lifespan then regular photographs.  My husband and I had a family member pass recently.  Our Black Labrador after having her 17 years.  I believe she would be a wonderful remembrance on our wall in beautiful Rolled Canvas Print like a painting she herself posed for, and with the hubby's birthday coming up what a wonderful surprise that will be.
GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print
  • Specifications: 1 Business Day Turnaround
  • Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping
  • Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only. Must be 18 years old and up.

Here's how you can win it:
1. Required Entry: (without this all other entries will be disqualified)-
Tell us what you would possibly put onto your 16 x 20 Canvas Print if you won.  This is not written in stone.  You can change your mind if you win, and choose another.

Additional Entries: 1 each unless other wise stated after required entry is fulfilled.


  • Follow me on Blogger or let me know that you do
  • Subscribe to Free email Updates
  • Fan me on Networked Blogs
  • Share this Giveaway on Your Facebook Wall leave a link to this post (leave link here to your wall)  
  • 3 entries: Blog about this giveaway (must have at least 50 followers to qualify). Leave a link to this post and one to www.uprinting.com, and come back with your link to your blog.
  • Enter any current giveaways at NightOwlMaMa and let me know which ones you entered.  One entry for each give away
  • Leave me a new comment on any of my non-Giveaway posts
  • Follow me on Twitter and Uprint * (one entry each)
  • Subscribe to Uprinting.com e-mail (3 entries)
  • 3x's a day:  @XmasDolly on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway RT @XmasDolly 16X20 Canvas Print giveaway ends 4/27 http://bit.ly/aA7U5E 
  •  
  • Rules: Giveaway Ends April 27, 2010 at 11:59pm.  U.S Residents Only. Only one person per household may enter. If you are a previous winner of this giveaway you are ineligible to win.  Winner will be chosen using Random.org and given 72 hours to respond.  If no response a new winner will be chosen. Required entry must be fulfilled to win.
    Thanking you in advance for stopping by!  Have a Great Day!
** EBMR Disclaimer: I will be receiving a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas in appreciation  for publishing  this review/give-away. This review/give-away has not been monetarily compensated based on the views and opinions of my family and/or myself.  Any opinions/comments reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WORDFUL WEDNESDAY - PUR WATER FAUCET FILTER!

My Give- Away is still going for a Sigg bottle and faucet mount from PUR Water Filtration System until April 30, 2010 11:59 p.m.
For this review & Give-Away I was sent a Faucet Mount, and yes as you can see off to the left is my PUR Water Filtration Pitcher, and to the right yes, I do recycle cans.  ~hehe~ Believe me when I found out that the city I live in has to treat our water because of the old water pipes etc. (upcoming post), I knew I had to do something, and I did.  You all walked down that road with me trying to find out what was going on, and I thank you.  Now my bloggy friends I want you to reap the rewards with me too.  Here is a filter that will give you good clean, fresh water.  I drink, and cook with it now.  This faucet mount has a new easy push & click installation, and my husband had it all installed in a matter of minutes.  My "Musical Handy Man", he's so nice to have around sometimes!  Okay... and this filter has a new Space Saving design with an Electronic Filter Life Indicator.  Now, I really like that; NO GUESSING!  I know right when to change the filter, and speaking of changing the filter it comes with a owners manual with instructions on how to change the filter, and you know what I think they had me in mind (blushing here)!  PICTURES!  Yes, pictures on how to change the filter.  PUR, I love you!  Talk about making my life easier. ~snicker~  Look there's me in the filter!  HI!Waving

This is our latest addition to our home.  Another PUR buddy who loves us, and wants to keep us healthy! HOT DOG!  This water is so refreshing.  I got to tell ya!  I made lemonade the other day, and man I said to myself, "Self!  I remember this taste when I was a kid.  mmmm Sure is good!"  Well, I'm getting use to this taste really fast, and I've noticed other places I drink water I CAN tell the difference if it's been filtered or not, and the NOT, is soooooo NOT!  Did you know that PUR water filters removes 99.9% microbial cysts, cryptosporidium and giardia from your water?  DANG!  That's good percentage for me.  The filter capacity lasts up to two to three months/100 gallons.  PUR also gives your a One Year Warranty with this filter.  PUR you're so nice to me!

Okay, I'm not saying run out and buy one of the PUR Water filtration faucet mounts right this very minute, BUT.............................. WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR !  

TAKE CARE MY FRIENDS AND THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED OUR GIVE-AWAY FOR THE PUR WATER FILTRATION FAUCET MOUNT AND SIGG WATER BOTTLE!
  
Have YOU made your Daily Drop today???!!!
Everyone deserves clean drinking water.

For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

BOUNTY PAPER TOWELS

Oh boy, here's what I received the other day "BOUNTY"! I won at A Nut in a Nutshell   thank you Blue Violet.  So, thick & absorbent.  Keeps on working, and they aren't kidding!  Let me tell you when I go shopping I usually go generic all the way to save a few pennies.  You're definitely not saving with generic paper towels though.  Key word here "paper", and that's very, poor quality paper.  Dang, these towels are nothing but paper the generic ones!  They fall apart looking at them for heavens sakes!  Okay, so maybe I exaggerate a little...NOT!

Bounty is like a cloth rag.  I took one, and felt it even rubbed it against my face, and mmm soft, and it felt like my dust cloth actually, which is an old tee shirt (those work the best for polishing).

I'm also a cooker.  I don't bake well, but I sure can cook!   Now when it comes to grease oh, boy, hand me the paper towels, and lots of them! I love bacon, but it hates me.  I still make it for my husband, but he doesn't need any extra grease.  I used one folded up sheet of Bounty, and you could have put the plate back on the shelf.  Here's a little example.  I made soft-boiled eggs the other day.  I put our shells in a paper-towel.  I had generic (on the left) and then of course my NEW BOUNTY (on the right):


I went to pick it up to throw away, and what a mess on the left, and I'm in love on the right!

Okay, next job.  Repaint the garden statutes.  They're all white, but any paint is messy especially when I'm doing it.  I made a test.  I put one statute on a generic sheet and one on a Bounty Sheet.  The generic sheet stuck to the table and the Bounty sheet did not.  I then took that same sheet and dampened it, and wiped down my stove, cabinet counters, frig door, AND the breakfast counter.  I rinsed it, added a little soap, and washed my kitchen table.  After the kitchen table I wiped down my husband's desk (nasty), and then mine.  Rinsed, and then used it in the bathroom to scour the bathroom sink.  Nah, it's going to fall apart right!  WRONG!  I then went back into the kitchen rinsed out that original sheet and hung it over my faucet.  Let me tell you I didn't believe those commercials, but I'M A BELIEVER NOW!

SUPER THICK BOUNTY, I LOVE YOU!  Now, where's that bag of rags so I can give it to the hubby for the garage.  They're not needed in here anymore ~~

Disclaimer:  I won the item mentioned from another blogger.  This review has not been monetarily compensated based on the views and opinions of my family and/or myself.  Any opinions/comments reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ALOHA FRIDAY with a side of HAPPY FRIDAY FOLLOW!

Happy Friday Follow, Aloha Friday & are you ready for the... 
The BLOG HOP TAG? (Tune to Ball n' the Jack)!
 First you put your two fingers close up tight
Then you hit duh link on da left, & then duh one on da right,
Search around the blogs & all in sight, &
then you hop around and hop around half the night.
Spread your lovin' comments in CyberSpace
Then you do the CyberRock with style and grace
Now you follow me, and I follow you back
That's what I call duh
"BLOG HOP TAG"!
READY, SET, GO!  Friday Follow is hosted by some pretty awesome  ladies. One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!  They have invited us to join them every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting new blogs.  It's all about sharing and having fun.

If you’d like to participate in Aloha Friday, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com.  It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is:   What was your favorite doll when you were a kid, and what kind of games did you play with them?

Mine had to be Barbie, but I also had a Connie Stevens doll that I liked too.  I use to make clothes for them out of the cuffs of socks!  And made their own house in my drawer of my dresser, and played for hours.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HAPPY EARTH DAY and CONGRATS TO PUR! (Give-Away - CLOSED)


In announcing our WINNER I would first like to thank all my wonderful blogging friends who entered this give-away, and to all of you who have read my post I hope you enjoyed what you have learned, and read. Now without out further delay -- DRUM ROLL PLEASE --


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CindyWindy2003 said...
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"Following on twitter @carafferty carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com"



Everyone deserves clean drinking water.

Happy Earth Day everyone! Be sure to sign up for The Future Friendly Challenge and PUR will donate a day's worth of clean drinking water to someone in need. They have already surpassed 10,000 pledges and days of clean drinking water donated!

Future Friendly is a multi-brand environmental responsibility and consumer education program with a simple mission: to help people save water, waste and energy at home.
Also, join PUR on Twitter and watch @PURtweets closely this week.  PUR is celebrating their Ladies Home Journal “Do Good Stamp” and Earth Day by giving away 25 SIGG bottles a day through Friday.  Due to this Honor the folks at PUR was wondering how are other people "Doing good" on Earth Day this week, and how they're making a difference in their own way?

Well, my bloggy friends here is OUR chance to shine! The folks at PUR has decided they want to hear what my readers have to say. Come on folks let's give them what they want.  All you have to do is: Leave a comment below on what you're doing in honor of Earth day. (Mandatory)

I personally stopped getting water bottles, and I'm using the filtered water from my PUR pitcher in one of my coffee to go mugs.  Also, when I was little my Dad had a saying (actually he had a saying for everything -lol) it goes like this, "When not in use, turn off the juice!" My kids, and my husband are famous for that.  So, I'm enforcing it.


PUR has graciously offered a Sigg bottle and faucet mount, so we can reduce plastic and take care of our lovely planet on Earth Day.   

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE

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Optional extra entries: After you've done the required entry, you may do as many of these extra entry options as you'd like!

*Follow me publicly on google friend connect - 1 entry
*Subscribe by e-mail (must activate) - 1 entry
*Follow me on networked blogs - 1 entry
*Follow me on twitter, and PUR - 1 entry each.
*Become a Facebook Fan of PUR, and make a Daily Drop - Three entries
*Tweet the giveaway may be done three times daily - 1 entry for ea.

  Win Sigg bottle/faucet mount from PUR Water Filtration @http://bit.ly/aMX0aK
*Enter any of my current giveaways (listed in right sidebar) - 2 entries ea.
*Enter any of NightOwlMaMa's giveaways - 1 entry each
*Blog about the giveaway - 3 entries (leave link to your post)

Giveaway Ends April 30, 2010 at 11:59pm.; U.S Residents Only. Only one person per household may enter. If you are a previous winner of this giveaway you are ineligible to win. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and given 72 hours to respond. If no response a new winner will be chosen. Required entry must be fulfilled to win.

Disclaimer:  I will be receiving the above mentioned items from PUR Water Filtration.  This review/give-away has not been monetarily compensated based on the views and opinions of my family and/or myself.  Any opinions/comments reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

"In honor of Earth Day, and our Ladies Home Journal “Do Good Stamp,” tell us how you’re doing “PUR-ly Good.” Share what you are doing to make a difference! And please help us spread the word – for every new PUR fan (on facebook), we will donate 10 liters of clean drinking water to children in the developing world".

TO THE PUR WATER FILTRATION COMPANY: My friends and I would like to congratulate you on a job well done, and you certainly earned the "Do Good Stamp" ten times fold, and then some! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!


On the way to my son's house I saw this on the side of the road.  It startled me at first, but then I saw it was some sort of an exhibit.  I googled it, and this is what I found I thought I'd share with you.  Norway, Illinois
Down the road from the understated Norwegian Settlers Monument, is a startling sight. A small, two-prop passenger plane, burrowed nose down into the ground, a partly smashed and gutted hulk.
Don't bother looking for survivors. It's the Agricultural Crash Monument, "Dedicated to all farmers and Ag related business folks that have lived thru the 'Agricultural Crash' of the 1980's." It is owned by Mervin and Phyllis Eastwold, or at least that's what the sign said when we last saw it.
 
For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Win a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print Review/Give-Away

CLOSED - 

WINNER: MARY RODOWICZ - CONGRATS!!!

My living room has three long shelves on one wall separated by a clock.  On the left is my husband's family, and on the right is my family.  Ancestors, and wonderful memories that makes a house a home. What everyone needs is that special picture that says happiness for everyone that you would want turned into a life long memory, and to reach out and say, "Here I Am!".  You can have that  spectacular wonder now on  your very own 16X20 Rolled Canvas picture to make your family photo come alive, and into your home.

Canvas Prints are really quite popular in homes these days due to their durability, and longer lifespan then regular photographs.  My husband and I had a family member pass recently.  Our Black Labrador after having her 17 years.  I believe she would be a wonderful remembrance on our wall in beautiful Rolled Canvas Print like a painting she herself posed for, and with the hubby's birthday coming up what a wonderful surprise that will be.
GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) 16x20 Rolled Canvas Print
  • Specifications: 1 Business Day Turnaround
  • Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping
  • Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only. Must be 18 years old and up.

Here's how you can win it:

1. Required Entry: (without this all other entries will be disqualified)-

Tell us what you would possibly put onto your 16 x 20 Canvas Print if you won.  This is not written in stone.  You can change your mind if you win, and choose another.

Additional Entries: 1 each unless other wise stated after required entry is fulfilled.


  • Follow me on Blogger or let me know that you do
  • Subscribe to Free email Updates
  • Fan me on Networked Blogs
  • Share this Giveaway on Your Facebook Wall leave a link to this post (leave link here to your wall)  
  • 3 entries: Blog about this giveaway (must have at least 50 followers to qualify). Leave a link to this post and one to www.uprinting.com, and come back with your link to your blog.
  • Enter any current giveaways at NightOwlMaMa and let me know which ones you entered.  One entry for each give away
  • Leave me a new comment on any of my non-Giveaway posts
  • Follow me on Twitter and Uprint * (one entry each)
  • Subscribe to Uprinting.com e-mail (3 entries)
Rules: Giveaway Ends April 27, 2010 at 11:59pm.  U.S Residents Only. Only one person per household may enter. If you are a previous winner of this giveaway you are ineligible to win.  Winner will be chosen using Random.org and given 72 hours to respond.  If no response a new winner will be chosen. Required entry must be fulfilled to win.


Thanking you in advance for stopping by!  Have a Great Day!

** EBMR Disclaimer: I will be receiving a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas in appreciation  for publishing  this review/give-away. This review/give-away has not been monetarily compensated based on the views and opinions of my family and/or myself.  Any opinions/comments reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

SAY IT WITH A SONG TREASURE HUNT

Okay, I'm a little new at this, but let me try it.  Now I'm a step ahead of this game in that I've already written this song for Friday Follow, and I call it the "BLOG HOP TAG", but I don't think anyone had time to actually read it in their hurry to blog hop on Friday, so maybe you can take a few moments now.  It's too the tune "Ball and the Jack" (I'm sure you know it from weddings and such.

 First you put your two fingers close up tight
Then you hit duh link on da left, & then duh one on da right,
Search around the blogs & all in sight, &
then you hop around and hop around half the night.
Spread your lovin' comments in CyberSpace
Then you do the CyberRock with style and grace
Now you follow me, and I follow you back
That's what I call duh
"BLOG HOP TAG"!
Now you can do the same just link up at For What It's Worth!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY FOLLOW with a side of ALOHA FRIDAY!

Happy Friday Follow, Aloha Friday & are you ready for the... 
The BLOG HOP TAG? (Tune to Ball n' the Jack)!
 First you put your two fingers close up tight
Then you hit the link on da left, & then the one on da right,
Search around the blogs & all in sight, &
then you hop around and hop around half the night.
Spread your lovin' comments in CyberSpace
Then you do the CyberRock with style and grace
Now you follow me, and I follow you back
That's what I call the
"BLOG HOP TAG"
SO ARE YA READY LADIES & GENTS?  Have fun at the new blogs, follow them & always welcome new followers! NOW - Aloha Friday I can't give you up. I love to see everyone's question.  Friday Follow who doesn't love NEW followers, and NEW people to follow.  Friday Follow hosted by some great ladies from One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!  We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs.  It is all about sharing and having fun.


If you’d like to participate in Aloha Friday, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is:  What was your favorite game as a kid?

Well, if it was an outside game I use to love to do double dutch jump rope (I found a video for you see it in the previous post) or softball (I was a bit of a tomboy), and board games I loved playing a word game called Probe with my Dad and family.  My Dad and I came up with the same word one time.  We laughed for days about that.

**Sorry for the back & forth with this post tonight if you subscribe to my mail.

That was Then

FOLLOW UP TO "What's in my Coffee?'' and WELCOME TO "YAWN CITY"



Okay, short post here to let everyone know I'm still alive!  I've been transcribing quite a bit lately, and doing a few reviews for stroller.com  Now, I'm off to the store, and I'm still only going on about five hours total of sleep at night.  Going to doctor tomorrow to see what's up.  I'll give you an update tomorrow!  Hugs to all, and I'm still drinking a really good cup of coffee thanks to my PUR Water Filtration Pitcher.  Oh, and I did send our Village Hall another e-mail because I'm trying to get some answers.  It went something like this:


April 14, 2010

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am a curious citizen, and a blogger, and first of all I want to say I'm NOT trying to create waves. I'm just trying to get some answers.

I did a post on my blog regarding my coffee, and what it looked like.  I asked everyone in my blogging community if they knew what it was & what I should do.  Almost everyone said check the water.  Well, I did and I wrote another post praising PUR Water Filtration Company.  I have before and after pictures of my coffee posted if you'd care to see.   http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com/2010/03/whats-in-my-coffee-part-ii-solution-pur.html

The PUR Water Filtration Company was nice enough to send me a new pitcher free to do my experiments with the water, plus I did a give-away for my readers.  PUR company's website is amazing in what they do for the citizens world, and for our water (i.e. Haiti).  I'm wondering maybe they make some sort of filter for a plant for a city.  A filter that is supposed to last two months or so lasted me about a month.

As far as the water pipes in our home they are brand new as of a year and a half ago.  Is there anything you can tell me about our City's water that I should know about?  Maybe send me some pamphlets.  I sure would appreciate it to cure my curiosity.  Thank you so very much. 

Sincerely,
Blow Kiss
So, we'll see if we hear from anyone this time.  Have a great day my friends

  THANKS PUR!

Disclaimer: I did not receive nor was paid any monies for this post.  The opinions I have given are mine, and mine alone , and may differ from others, but it was not influenced in any manner by monetary means.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MY WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

I have had total insomnia lately.  I haven't a clue why.  So, I'm just going to defninitely call this one my "WORDLESS WEDNESDAY"  Have a good day everyone!

For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

One question. IS IT PARTY TIME YET?

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010 - Apr 9-16 @5M4M - Win lots of prizes!

Celebrate GOOD TIMES, COME ON!!! I'm comin' out so you better get this PAR-TAY started!!! Okay, not sure what's happening I'M A NEWBEE, so bare with me ladies, and maybe I'll get on a roll. Hi! My name is XmasDolly aka Dolly, and I'm married to a wonderful man, musician, and truck driver. I'm pushing the big SIX ZERO this year. Yep, 60! I know I can't believe it myself, but hey what's in a number, right? God luv ya! HOW U DOIN? I started blogging on my birthday last year, so I have a "1" year anniversary coming up on June 13, 2010. I'd really like to do something special on my blog, but I just haven't decided what yet. So, stay tuned, don't touch that dial, we'll be right back after this break for station identification. ~hehe~ Now, I'm a retired legal secretary, and now I run a business out of my home as a transcriptionist. It's a few extra dollars, and it keeps me busy sometimes. I've typed up interviews of Hugh Hefner, Sam Lay also closed captioning for Speed and Monster Jam just to name a few. I am a mother of five children. One child passed of S.I.D.S in 1977, and my other four beautiful children have given me nine beautiful grand-children.
Why did I start blogging? My daughter whom you all may know already is NightOwlMaMa. I'm so proud of her. She's doing a bang up job over there you really need to go check her out. Plus she started something fairly new you may be interested in. It's called Content for Comments:
Content for Comments comes out late Saturday/early Sunday. So go link up your reviews, crafts, recipes any post you would love to get comments on. Man, my kid really got some brrrrrains, huh? OKAY, THERE'S YOUR PLUG, BABY GIRL~ All my idea! I hope it's a nice surprise for her. So, go put your name and link on her linky! I'll come see you & give you my two cents! LOL Anyway it all started with a diet I had started last year. I lost about 32 lbs., but I really haven't been keeping track of it lately due to trying to Spinal Stenosis really acting up again & a few other problems. I'm on medical disability, and that's a long drawn out story that's very boring, so we won't go there. So, I asked my daughter what should I write about. She said whatever you like (isn't she cute)! Be it a product or movie, family, whatever. Well, I wrote about what I knew the best, and that's my family. I've made so many new, and wonderful friends (and I don't say that lightly), from all over the U.S., and I think further. I'm totally addicted to blogging, and give-aways are so cool, and doing them is just as cool. I love researching the product, and finding out all I can to share with you. Okay, now there's this Blog Party 2010. I'm new, so I have no idea what I'm doing. If I've done something wrong or not enough I hope someone let's me know. I think now is the time I'm supposed to put what I'd like to win. Hmmm.. My ultimate Numero Uno pic is (and I want it so very bad - or someone could tell my husband I'd like one for my birthday ~hehe~ wink-wink, nudge-nudge): **GRAND PRIZE at the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025** Yessss. I've got my eye on the BIG ONE! Isn't she beautiful??!! WOO HOO!
1. US15 – Win a $25 e-gift certificate to the Disney Store. Provided by: Kristin @ Couponing to Disney 2. US18 – Goodie Basket for Mom, includes health and beauty items for mom and kids. $5 gift card to Wal-Mart, Softlips Pomegranate Lip Balm, Moments for Mothers, Thoughtful Reflections to Warm Her Heart book by Robert Strand, 20 Sheets of Glossy Photo Paper, EcoTools earth-friendly beauty Intensive Hand Cream, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout DVD, Peaceful Waters Relaxation DVD, Tantric Toning Workout DVD with Stephanie de Phillipo, Magnetic Babysitter Checklist, The Flavor Point Diet book by Dr. David L. Katz, Photo Album that holds 80 photos and a Beautiful decorative Wood Chip Basket. Estimated retail value of prize $50. Provided by: Healthy Moms – The Number One Health Blog for Moms 3. US37 – $20 Visa Gift Card Provided by: Grocery Shop For FREE!! 4. US61 – Win a $25 e-gift certificate to Toys-R-Us Provided by: Faith@FrugallyFabulousMom 5. US65 – Three winners will win a copy of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” on dvd Provided by: Stacey Says 6. US83 – Disney Mickey 5-in-1 Tasty Baker by Pop Art. An all in one table top appliance that bakes pancakes, cakes, quickbreads, biscuits and donuts and more into 6 bite sized shapes (Mickey mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto) in about one-third the time. It can even cook eggs. Provided by: Pop Art Toaster 7. $55 E-Gift Card for Amazon.com Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from Amazon.com. Provided by: Kelly’s Lucky You 8. $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers Provided by: an unpink life
9. US112 – $50 Amazon Gift card Provided by: Robyn ~ Our Homeschool Home 10. $25 gift card to Starbucks Provided by: Janice Yurek So, hey is that a line-up or what!!! Now ya see that jewelery above that kind of looks like a set I bought my daughter many years ago that a jeweler lost on her, so I was thinking maybe.... just maybe.... CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES - COME ON! It's time to Par-Tay!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY FOLLOW & ALOHA FRIDAY!

Happy Friday Follow, Aloha Friday & introducing... 
The BLOG HOP TAG? (Tune to Ball n' the Jack)!
 First you put your two fingers close up tight
Then you hit the link on da left, & then the one on da right,
Search around the blogs & all in sight, &
then you hop around and hop around half the night.
Spread your lovin' comments in CyberSpace
Then you do the CyberRock with style and grace
Now you follow me, and I follow you back
That's what I call the
"BLOG HOP TAG"
SO ARE YA READY LADIES & GENTS?  Have fun at the new blogs, follow them & always welcome new followers! NOW - Aloha Friday I can't give you up. I love to see everyone's question.  Friday Follow who doesn't love NEW followers, and NEW people to follow.  Friday Follow hosted by some great ladies from One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!  We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs.  It is all about sharing and having fun.

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If you’d like to participate in Aloha Friday, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Islandlife808.com. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers!

My question is:  April Showers brings May flowers, and the bees and bugs, and time to take out the screens and clean those, and clean the yard, and throw out the old shrubbery from last year.  So, here's my question:  Who does all this work you or the hubby???

.Those are pretty flowers aren't they?  Nope not mine I just thought they were pretty.  I couldn't have those by my house.  Allergic to bees ya  know, but my husband does all the yard work now ever since I had back surgery in 06'.  He's a good ol' boy!  He likes doing it anyway, but he won't pull a weed to save his soul!  LOL...

THURSDAY AWARDS

WOO HOO! AWARDS!


Got another Sugar Doll Award from Karen at Gumma's Place.  Thanks bunches!  The rules are to list 10 things about ourselves and to share the award with 10 other blogs. Stop on over and visit Gumma's Place, and enter all her neat give-aways!
  1. I love road trips.
  2. I love all kinds of music. It just depends what mood I'm in.
  3. I am the last one left of my family I grew up with of my Father, Mother and Brother.  These are three of my guardian angels.  I have a few more. ~~hehe~~!
  4. I love to crochet in the winter time.  My mom taught me the basics, and I've been trying to learn more ever since.
  5. I learned to play the accordion when I was ten, and as time went on & I was developing quickly & being well endowed my boobs use to get caught in the bellows, so my dad attached a thin cushion in the back so I wouldn't get caught any more.
  6. My kids learned many songs when they were little & now my grandchildren are learning them because we always sang in the car.
  7. I love ice cream.  I can eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  8. I'm allergic to iodine.  Therefore, sometimes I have to take a benedryl when I eat ocean fish.
  9. I use to sing in a Rock & Roll band called "Perfect Chaos" and played the keys.  In my teens I also sang background for a band called, "Johnny Apollo & his Apaches, and I also use to race cars when I was 18.  I drove a 55 Chevy that was boarded out to a 301 & raced at the U.S. 30 in the Powder Puff Derby.
  10. I love Christmas.  I swear I must be related to the old dude Claus or an elf or something.  If there's a Christmas display in a store I am so there.  When I go to the second hand shops that's the first thing I look for.  I love lots of lights.  The more the better. 
I received this award back on March 24th, and I am ashamed to say it got lost in the shuffle.  I apologize from the bottom of my heart my friend.  So, I would  now like to publicly thank my dear sweet friend, and let's all say a silent prayer for her today because she is on her way to get some surgery done on her back & that's no picnic!  I definitely know that.  SO HUGS FROM ALL OF US Cheryl at CMASH loves to read, who is also the young lady that gave me this award.
Now the criteria..........
This award is to honor and thank bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. I totally appreciate the  comments, networking with you and becoming blogging friends. 
Rule: Nominate 10 bloggers you feel deserve the Humane Award.

Also:  on Tuesday I received two more awards from Cathy over at Snow White's Blog Shop.  Thanks Cathy it was a lovely surprise to say the least, and I really needed it on Tuesday to remind me I'm a nice person because I was fuming that day due too some mishaps involving my job.  WHEW! Glad that one is over with.  lol  Anyway, what I received from Cathy was the award to the left.
For the "One Lovely Blog Award" you need to:
Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you’ve recently discovered.

Now, these wonderful, but I'm going to do something different & I'm passing all these awards to my fellow bloggers who have taught me that a person can have very good virtual friends, who you will share part of your life with as they share a part of their's with you, their ups, their downs. sorrows, woes and happiness, and their pride, and who have stood by me when I thought I was funny, and I was not.  These are my awesome new friends I've gotten to know!

Now, in no particular order, and if I've forgotten anyone I apologize:

I've Been Thinking
Night Owl MaMa
Snow White's Blog Shop

Love my 2 dogs
Midday Escapes
Silly Precious Piggies
Jamerican Spice
Long wait for Isabella
A Nut in a Nutshell
Great blog giveaways
Hearts make Families
Lace 'n' Ribbon Roses

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Where it all began!


These are my Maternal Grandparents.  They were both born in Palermo, Sicily.  My Grandfather Thomas is 21 yrs. of age, and my Grandmother Adeline (Nellie) was 14 yrs. of age.









And thIs young man happens to be NightOwlMama's oldest boy, Ryan my first born grandchild, my grandparents great-great grandson whose birthday is today.  He has turned 21.  He is the first in our family to graduate college at ITT Tech.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN!!!


For more WW, visit Seven Clown Circus by clicking on her button below or her link, and take a look around while your there. It's a great blog with many interesting things to read, and do! I love browsing around at her site.

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