Friday, July 23, 2010


Oh, how my husband totally loves his roller coasters!  So, we're off tomorrow morning, and this year it's to Busch Gardens inWilliamsburg, Virginia.  That one is until Wednesday, and then off to Kings Dominion, about an hour and a half down the road, and back home on Sunday August 1, 2010.  So I have a whole bunch to do yet, so I will talk to you all next week my friends.  Be good to each other, show the love with mega comments, and I'll come back with all the info and lotsa pictures (I hope), and ready to blog hop with ya once again!  Take care because I care!

Boy Scout Jamboree
July 21 - August 8, 2010
Special Discount Prices!

Kings Dominion is excited to celebrate 100 Years of Scouting and welcome Boy Scouts from across the United States to the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree.


A friend of mine started "Friday Photo Flashback" because of having so many pictures from her PRE-digital camera days. She thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!  I personally think it's a great idea, and sounds like fun!  I totally love old pictures.  Hey I use to have a camera like that.

This is my mother's sister Tillie.  My Aunt Tillie, her husband Dominick, and their first born Tommy.  I believe the year is 1953.  Above is also my cousin Tommy who is now 62 yrs. of age, and his baby sister, my cousin Sandy.  They are only part of my very large family. 

Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers at Never Growing Old!!

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So here on Fridays we're taking it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’m asking a simple question for you to answer & nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of 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:  Have you ever wished upon a star?  And if you have what was your last wish?

I wish on the brightest star I can find all the time.  Starlight, Star bright, first star I see tonight.  I wish I may, I wish I might get the wish I wish tonight; and I close my eyes tight, and wish as hard as I can.  What do I wish for?  WILL POWER!  I need to lose weight.  It's really starting to depress me terribly, but with the spinal stenosis that I have be diagnosed with it's hard to exercise etc., but if I could then maybe the pain in my back will lessen.

I am also joining in with Friday Follow. So if you happen to visit and follow me, I will definitely be following you back!


Welcome to Tips 2 Toes (Nails is under the 2) Open Mon. - Fri 10=8, and Sat 9-6, Sun. 10-4.  Located in North Aurora, IL.  If you would like any more information about this place just leave a comment, and ask I'll send it to you.  Yesterday was the day that my girls, and I went to have our toes & nails done! Say hello to Mae! She's my bud! I ask for her every time I go there. She knows exactly what I want, and the way I want it. Gotta love her. Plus she always puts some sort of fancy art work on my big toe, It's really cool!
I totally love getting pedicures.  They are just so relaxing, and Mae gives great massages too.  She rubs my legs, and feet with this great seaweed, sandy mixture that really makes your skin soft.  Oh look,. there's
one of my girl's now drying her nails.  Awwwww!  She's having so much fun. Okay Mae, we must move on, and now everyone heeerrrrrreee's Vinny! 
YO VINNY!  WHERE'D YA GO??  Oh, there he is hard at work already.  He does absolutely fabulous work.  I've been going to Mae & Vinny now for over a year.  They know what I like, and I never change anything really except maybe the colors on my toes, and pictures.  Mae puts whatever pic that coincides with the season/holiday.  She also told me that if you where slippers/shoes all the time your feet/heels won't dry out so bad, and peel etc., and if they are that way already Vaseline treatments will help considerably.  Rub Vaseline all over your feet, and put some old socks on, and go to bed.  Do that for a couple of nights, and I guarantee your feet will be much smoother.  It totally worked for me, and to be honest I had really bad heels, and dry skin.  Now they're fabulous.  I know longer have to wear socks to bed, and my hubby loves they way they look now, and so do I.

Awww There's my other girl.  Just look at those nails, and a little flower on her ring fingers, and oooo rhinestones too.  Well, come on you know I had to get into the act too!  Ahhhh  Always together.   Well, there you have it.  Thought we would share our fun times together, but alas all good fun must come to an end.  My Bria went home to her Mama this evening, and my Tatyanna goes home today.  Sniff -- Sniff!  Gonna miss my babies hanging out with me for the past couple of weeks!  Me so sad!  Love you guys!  Gonna miss you lots!

(My Flashback Friday, and Aloha Friday will follow later this afternoon have to run my baby home).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NaNee and her Girls Day Out!

As I told you my two granddaughters are visiting me. Today we went to the Randall Show to see "Despicable Me".  I have to admit even I enjoyed this animated feature.  Oh sure, there were a few dumb moments for me, but the girls were giggling up a storm.  The story was really cute, and the plot was not unfamiliar.  Who's going to get what first kind of thing.  If I had to compare it to any film I would say it was sort of like Monster's Inc.  (although I did like Monsters Inc. better).

We had a great time.  Despicable Me PosterIn a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.

Personally I'd give it four stars.  Besides the popcorn was really good!  Tomorrow we're getting our nails and toes done!  WOO HOO!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've had my Granddaughter Tatyanna since last week, and then my daughter came and got her for the weekend for a party, and brought her back Monday, but this time I got two granddaughters.  They are such a help.  Look I even got my Bria helping out watering plants.  Isn't she a cutie?  Look above my first tomato of the year.  WOO HOO!

                                                    This is my aloe plant  I just started.
Mama Cactus and her babies.

Busch Gardens  It's vacation time at the ol' homestead!  The hubby can't wait until we get on the road again!  We're leaving Saturday morning, so being as I do not have a laptop I cannot stay in touch unless the hotel we'll be staying at has a computer, so we'll have to see.  As you can see we're going to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.  We'll be back August 1 because the hubby has jury duty on the 2nd.  Oh joy!  We will be staying at Busch Gardens for three days, and after that we'll be at Kings Dominion, which is about an hour and a half away from Busch Gardens, and we'll be staying there for two days.  So, just a little note for all my readers that I won't be around next week.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Follow me Back Tuesday!

Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis. Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog
It's a great way to start off your week and get more BF's !!

 How it Works
  • Follow the 4 Hostesses #'s 1 -4 ( leave them a comment so they can follow u back
  • Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
  • Grab their button & the link code to post on your blog
  •  Start to follow as many blogs as you would like ( make sure you leave a comment so they can follow you back )
  • And when you receive a comment from a new follower  return the favor & follow them back.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


It's Music Monday one of my favorite Meme's to do.....

Yes, Music Monday! and today's theme is July 26- A song you would sing at Karaoke.  Personally, I'm a Stevie Nicks fan or Linda Rhonstadt.  So, let me think!

Last Music Monday I gave you an extra song with a subliminal message just because I happen to think of the song that I just happened to like.  It was a flook.  I got so many comments on it that I decided to do it again on purpose & you figure out the subliminal message & tell me if you get it.  COME ON IT'S SO TOTALLY EASY! SOUND LIKE FUN?  Here we go!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


HELLO!  As you can see I have a little helper today!  This is my granddaughter, Tatyanna, who is staying with me for a few days!  We just got my new PUR WATER FILTRATION PITCHER, and it's unflavored or flavored options feature.  So instead of just cold plain water my Tatyanna gets to have Raspberry Flavored water today!  It's quite simple.  Let  us show you. 

First you have to put the filter in the pitcher, so Tatyanna is getting it ready.  Oh, also Tatyanna is only 11 years old, and she's showing ME how it works, I'm just taking the pictures.

"Insert the filter, NaNee, and then we'll go fill it with tap water, and let the filter do it's job".  It filters up to 40 gallons of water (1-2 months). 

  We even have a PUR Faucet Filter too!  I get up to 100 gallons of clean, great tasting water with just one click, and my coffee is so good!

Okay, now we're filling up the Pitcher.  It holds 7/8 glasses of water.  Also, it has a space saving design.  It fits quite nicely in my refrigerator door.

Plop, plop, drip, drip oh what a relief it is!  (Oh boy, bet you don't remember what commercial that one was from! lol).  Looks like this little girl can hardly wait.  "Now Tatyanna, don't forget to set the filter life indicator".  The indicator light changes from green (working) to yellow (almost time), to red (woo-hoo change that little bugger & toss it away).

Okay, time to insert our flavored cartridge.  It fits easily into the pitcher lid.  All you have to do is push the button to add the sweet raspberry flavor (concentrated),  The more you push, the more flavor you add to  your glass.  Your glass is the only thing that gets flavored.  The pitcher remains filtered fresh water.

So, let's all thank our little model here!  Uh -- Tatyanna! -- Tatyanna?   Hmm, guess she's a little busy now, and looks a little thirsty too!  Her favorite is the Raspberry.  I like the lemon! mmm Thanks for the help, Sweetie!  I'll take it from here. 

This is truly a Great Value.  Flavored Water for as little as $0.07 per glass just with a push of a button!
PUR® Flavor Options™
  Totally not messy!  Even the kids can do it all by themselves, and it can be made by the glass with just one little squirt.  So, would you like to own one?   You can buy one by visiting .  It comes in raspberry, grape, strawberry and lemon.   All PUR Products can be purchased at also.

Now, if you would like to win our Pitcher today with the insert of the Raspberry flavor you can enter my give-away today.

PUR Water Filtration System Company is giving one of my readers the chance to win a:
How to enter:
  • Go to, and then come back and leave a comment about another PUR product you'd like to own.  Mandatory. 
  •  How to earn additional entries:
  •  Become a follower on my blog (publicly- privately does not count) or tell me if you are already.
  •  Subscribe to my blog by EMAIL   (2 entries).
  •  Blog about this giveaway-with a link back here, and to the sponsor www.PURwater,com  (10 entries)
  •  Add my BUTTON to your blog, and let me know where to find it.  (2 entries) 
  •  Follow @XmasDolly and @PURtweets on Twitter.  Also, tweet about this giveaway - (3X  daily - at least an hour in between).
  • Copy/Paste: RT @Xmasdolly @purtweets WIN a PUR WATER Pitcher/FLAVORED OPTIONS GIVE-AWAY ends 8.05.10  11:59 p.m.
  •   Become a Fan.of PUR on Facebook,   Once you are their click on Daily Drop, and donate your drop.   (3 entries).
  • While on FB PUR leave a comment that you entered this give-away here.  (5-entries)
  • Post a comment about this give-away with this link in it on your own facebook and leave the link to it here (3entries) 
  • You may also do daily drops AT PUR.  (3 entries)
  •   Fan me on NETWORKED blogs (2 entries)
  •   Leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts & put the title in your comment. (2 entries)
  •  Head over to Nightowlmama's and enter one of her give-away's, and come back & let me know which one.  ( 3 entries).
  • One final entry before it ends become a fan at Facebook (It's new in the lower right hand margin) & click on the like for a whopping 10 entries!  woo hoo!  HURRY THE FIFTH IS MOVING CLOSER.
You must have your email in your comment or in your profile in order to win.

Contest ends August 5, 2010 at 11:59pm
U.S residents Only. Must be at least 18+ yrs old enter.  Only 1 person per household may enter. Winner chosen using and emailed. Must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer:  PUR WATER FILTRATION company sent me a PUR Water Filtration pitcher Flavored Options for the purpose of this review.  The opinions I have given are mine, and may differ from others, and it was not influenced in any manner by monetary means.


Finding savings on laptops isn't all that difficult if you just know where to look.  So, what did I do?  I just Googled "S-A-V-I-N-G-S!  That sure didn't take a rocket scientist now did it?  Ah, has all the savings I need.  Oh boy, think I'm going to keep this link around for a long time.  It has different savings for everything.  This is amazing.   What a variety. For example, HP coupons,  (HP is what I have for a desk computer).  There are so many different savings from $10 off/free shipping, to the more money you spend the more money you save.  There's savings for every product all you have to do is look around.  The site is huge, and it's not that complicated at all.

I've been checking the different sites for deals such as Dell Coupons or HP coupons etc., and once I print out ads or actually look for them in the paper I can lay them around for the hubby to find.  Think he'll get the hint?
Can't believe I found this website.  every store you can think of almost.  Fantastic!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Stroller Reviews with a birthday Travel System Giveaway!!

Stroller Reviews is doing a special thank you to their readers by GIVING AWAY away a TRAVEL SYSTEM!

Safety 1st Explorer Travel System!!!

The Safety 1st Explorer Travel System is a great model for parents who are on the go. You can make easy transitions between car and stroller with your little one tucked into your new car seat. Read more about this fabulous stroller by checking out our stroller review.
So…here’s the deal. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you know that Stroller Reviews Has Become a Parent! We now have another store and another blog – but we want your help in making it as successful as this blog.
So this is what we need you to do:




Okay, it is a Mother's duty to make her little girl happy, and it is a Grandmother's duty to spoil her grandchildren, and send them home! Kisses So, help me spoil my grandchildren and vote for my daughter to win a Springfree Trampoline!  TrampolineMost of use will go to the ends of the earth to make their grand-children happy.   You see, there's this fantastic give-away on Facebook sponsored by SpringFree trampolines. They are giving away 50 SpringFree Trampolines.  DANG - "50"!!!  HOLY JUMPIN' GEE JEHOSHAPHAT!!!   We probably don't stand a chance on winning unless we get a little help from all her readers, my readers, family, friends, strangers whoever!  I'm not picky!!!  So, grab all your buddies on line, and let's click, click, click!!!

  OKAY OKAY - HERE WE GO!  A LITTLE EXTRA INCENTIVE!  If you guys vote for my daughter and she wins I'll post a picture of me jumping on the dang thing!  Fat Woman 4  YES ME!  ONE PICTURE RIGHT HERE AS SOON AS SHE GETS IT!  HOW'S THAT????  Sheesh!  What I won't do for my grandbabies, huh?

You see their vacation was canceled this summer due to my poor son-in-law being put out of work again.  CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!?!   The laborers Union is on strike, and so is the Operators union. There is no end in sight, and actually we're all starting to get a little worried, but so far she's keeping the family busy at home,  and  we're all praying  for this to be over soon.

The rules are simple, and voting is simple.  Just log into your facebook account, and then CLICK THIS LINK:">

Just click the mighty VOTE BUTTON.  WAH-LAH  YOU JUST MADE NA-NEE & the grandbabies happy!  WOO HOO!  NO PROB!  

You don't have to sign up for anything you'll get no spam emails and you don't even have to like Springfree on facebook to vote for my little girl's family. All I ask is that you please take the time and vote just once.
One time that's it - all over!  Come on it'll only take ya a second!  YOU KNOW YOU WANT TOO!  ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS BIG OL' GIRL ON THAT TRAMPOLINE POSTED RIGHT HERE!

Thanks my friends!  If you have any prob, just let me know!   We thank you!

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