Showing posts from January, 2011

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - January 31

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Our boys love to pop Bubble Wrap. I believe it is a great stress reliever for them. I even enjoy popping it for just that reason. I did not realize there is a day set aside to appreciate Bubble Wrap.There's even a Bubble Wrap online game which you can find by clicking here. For more fun & games, a gift shop and more click here.

Did you know:
(1) Remember whoopy cushions? Use Bubble Wrap for the same effect.
(2) Use on door knobs as a cushion between the knob and the wall.
(3) Use in your purse to cushion your personal items.
(4) Use Bubble Wrap as a cushion for snowboarding.
(5) Use in Easter baskets instead of fake grass.
(6) When packing, wrap fragiles in Bubble Wrap for protection.
(7) Make a kite using Bubble Wrap.

Disclaimer: I gained this information from through the BlogEnergizer program. I was not compensated in any way.

Beautiful (by) MercyMe

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Wednesday Hodgepodge - Vol 11

If you would like to participate please visit Joyce by clicking on the button.

1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so who will you root for?
If you are outside the USA what is the 'big deal sporting event' in your own country?
A- I'll be watching because my guys will. I really don't care who wins.

2. Is ignorance bliss?
A- These are hard questions. Ignorance is bliss in some cases.

3. Which of the seven dwarfs are you? (and just in case your Disney is a little bit rusty, here they are-Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy)
A- Either Sleepy or Sneezy

4. When you are riding in the car with another couple how do you organize the seating? (Men up front? Women up front? Couples sit together?) And thanks to Lori at Mountain Woman at Heart for the question! Everyone go say hi to Lori.
A- Couples sit together 

5. What is beauty?
A- Beauty could be so many things. A fluffy cat sleeping beside you, watching a sunset, love in a child's eyes, a newborn baby.

6. If …

National Pie Day - January 23

I love a good Coconut Cream Pie and yesterday was National Pie Day.
Yes, I know I missed it but why not celebrate today!
You could make this a fun day by getting your kids to help you make one for yourselves or a neighbor.

Facts about the history of pies:
(1) National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council®.
(2) The first pies were made by early Romans.
(3) Pie was a popular word in the 14th century.
(4) Tradition says fruit pies or tarts were made in the 1500's.
(5) Before fruit pies, there was mostly meat pies.
(6) English settlers first brought pies to America.

For information on who has the best pies in America click here
(scroll to bottom of page for 2009 - 2010 winners)

For more information on National Pie Day click here

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I Believe I Believe


Winnie the Pooh Day

January 18 is Winnie the Pooh day.

Facts about the Tubby Little Cubby:
(1) A fictional anthropomorphic bear
(2) Creator A.A. Milne
(3) Pooh stories have been translated into many languages.
(4) Named after a toy bear belonging to the creator's son
(5) Pooh's friends include Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga & Roo.
(6) The setting of the Pooh Bear stories is Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England

Pooh Bear Quotes:
(1) If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
-- Winnie the Pooh

(2)  I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.
-- Winnie the Pooh

(3) Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
-- Piglet, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne

(4) My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
-- Winnie the Pooh

Winnie The Pooh (song)


I am linking up with Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders for TSMSS.
For more participants please visit Amy.

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Vol 9

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness and they receive over 1000 nominations. Here are the fourteen words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2011-viral, epic, fail, wow factor, a-ha moment, back story, BFF, man up, refudiate, Mama Grizzlies, The American People, facebook/google when used as verbs, I'm just sayin', and Live life to the fullest.

What word or phrase would you like to see banished from our everyday vocabulary in 2011? You can choose one from the 'official list' or you can get creative and come up with your own.

I cannot think of a word or phrase I would like banished.  I do think the rolling of the eyes should be done away with.  However this is something I find myself doing. So to be totally banned...Hmmm.

2. Do you consider opportunity something that comes to you or s…

Our Snow Day~January 2011

We woke up to 4" of snow, closing of schools and no work for hubby.
How is your weather?

Gather a big bowl of clean snow
Add some powdered sugar, capful vanilla, a bit of milk
Stir til mixed well. Serve and Enjoy!

Prizes I won (October - December)

Here is what I won October 2010 - December 2010.
I would like to thank all who offered these giveaways and the giveaway sponsors.
If your name is not listed I either forgot (sorry) or I didn't receive the giveaway.

(1) `Nugget On The Flight Deck` (signed copy)
Genny (

(2) `Amish Peace` (signed copy)
MaryAnn (

(3) Necklace from Africa and `Blood Ransom` (signed copy)
Lisa (

(4) Knights of Arrethtrae (series books #5 & #6)
Anne (

(5) 3 books by author Donna Winters (signed copies)
Charity (

4th Edition Bloggiesta

Natasha of `Maw Books Blog` is hosting the 4th Edition Bloggiesta for bloggers.
This is a time for bloggers to get their blog in order.
It runs from Friday January 21st (8am) to Sunday January 23 (8am)

What is a Bloggiesta?
It is a bloggy marathon.

What to do now?
Go to `Maw Books Blog`and sign the Mr. Linky letting Natasha know you intend to join.

What can you do during the Bloggiesta?
The idea is to challenge yourself, but you can take breaks.

(1) Write reviews

(2) Work on series posts

(3) Put out invitations for guest posts.

(4) Clean up your tags, archives, etc.

(5) Any bloggy type housekeeping you've been neglecting

There will also be mini-challenges offered

When you start the challenge visit `Maw Books Blog` and go to the `starting line` post and add the link to your specific post about beginning the challenge.

FREE Winter Recipe Cards

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I love the smells that are usually associated with Christmas holidays. But once Christmas is over and the decorations put away how quickly the fragrant smells are gone too. Kit Singleton, from `My Country Cookin`, is helping us keep the tasty, aromatic smells in our home with warm holiday drinks.
You may download her FREE Winter 2010 Country Warmers recipes which include, but not limited to, Apricot Apple Cider and Cheery Holiday Punch. You may also order her `My Country Cookin` cookbooks.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this promotional resource.