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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My morning drive

This was my morning drive today.  Can we say yuck?  And "People turn on your headlights."

Also, since I will not have computer access....

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Check out for deals at your favorite stores

If you want to know what your deals your favorite store has, check out  You can find a lot of stores there including JC Penney and Barnes and Noble, two of my favorite stores.  It also has Kohl's, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. 

Some of the deals they have listed, Season One of Grey's Anatomy at Walmart for $15.00.  Wow!  Also at Walmart, Buy Two Wii Games for $30.00.  Or All cookbooks at Barnes and Noble are BOGO, (Buy one get one half off).  Wow again!

For more info, go check out

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!

Scottsgal is the winner of the Carmex Lip Tints!!!  Yeah.  I have pm'ed you for your address. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? I wish for us to be able to have an enjoyable holiday even without the gifts (since as of this moment, I have no money to buy ANY gifts.)

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? Our Christmas morning tradition is to open our stockings and spend a while going through each item, then we have coffee/juice, open Santa’s presents and then wait for grandma to come over to open the rest.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? Seriously, I think I would wish for a haircut.  Or a new pair of glasses.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? I knit items using yarn from my stash that I have gotten as gifts to make something handmade.    

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? Trivial Pursuit, Cribbage and Rummy.  My daughter and I still play those games.  

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?  Stockings for everyone.  Hanging ceramic bells (that have the 12 days of Christmas on them).  My grant-aunt made them for all of us and I love to hang them every year.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? No where.  I like to be home for Christmas.  

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? An Xbox 360, Black Ops, and Hasbro Family Game Night.  

The trials of being a single mom (a review and a giveaway too)

Last night, while sitting on the couch relaxing and watching a Hallmark Christmas movie, Princess Ivi sent me a text message (so as not to alert her boyfriend).  This covert text message stated “the toilet is clogged”.  Seriously?  Apparently, I am the only one who knows how to use that strange tool that resides beside the toilet called the Plunger.  Anyway, all is well again in the plumbing department after a lecture on not using the toilet if there is paper in it.  Meaning, start with an empty bowl.  Right?  

Apparently, I am also the only one who knows how to empty the litter box.  Which I distinctly remember using as a reason I did not want a cat.  When Princess Ivi came home with our kitten, I heard “Please can we keep her?  I promise to empty the litter box.”  Hmm? 

Enough with the complaining already....Have you all seen that the holiday shows are back on Hallmark and ABC Family?  I love that.  There is always something good to watch when all my regular shows are reruns.  Although, the cheese factor can be pretty high on Hallmark, they are still good pick-me up movies.   

Now for the good stuff...a review and a giveaway.  As a member of Carmex's Blog Squad, I recently received two (2) Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms to review.  The comments are my own opinions. 

Product Packaging: The product packaging is okay.  I do wish there was a little less paper though and these could be sold as individually wrapped tubes but I do recognize the need to alert buyers to the Carmex brand as well as providing all the written stuff on the back of the package.

Tint Color: At first, I only used the peach but then when I got this package, Princess Ivi took the peach and I took the pink.  I love both colors.  They are very natural looking and I think they both look good with my fair coloring.  

Length of Wear: Both last for a good amount of time.  I do think the peach lasted a little longer than the pink but that may have been for other reasons (drinking more, etc.)

Product Effectiveness: I think that this product is very effective.  It moisturized my lips which is important, and provided color which I love.  I am a fan of lip glosses but many do not moisturize.  However, this product did which is a plus in my book.  

I do want to mention taste here.  Many of us who use tinted lip balms or lip glosses often complain about taste and/or scent of a product.  The Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms smell good (like Carmex) and the taste is acceptable (not medicine tasting).  

Suggestions for future product extensions: I think I would like to see a Sheer Red for more of a dressy feel.  However, it would need to be a neutral red for all skin tones.  I would also like to see a Sheer Berry.  

Giveaway: Carmex has provided me with a set of Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms for you.  

To Enter: Leave a comment no later than noon EST on  December 8, 2010 answering the following question:

What is your favorite lip product?     

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Good luck!