Thursday, April 30, 2009

IceBloc - New Hip Hop Group

I have to admit, I am a big 80's music fan. It's not my fault! That's the decade, I first started getting into music. I remember around the time I was in 8th grade, was when I really discovered music. In the 80's was when I bought my first album, and started to like certain bands.

Well times have changed, and I am finding myself with diversified tastes in music. I have started to listen to different music on the radio. One station I like has started to play a lot of hip hop music. And I am starting to like some of the new music.

I found out that there are some
new hip hop artists on the scene. The name of the latest, hottest group is IceBloc. IceBloc is made up of two guys, whose names are John Keys and Vernon Norfleet. They also go by the names J DOT and Vito, respectively.

I was just listening to some of their music on their myspace page. It actually is pretty good. Their newest album is called, KRANKMUZIK.

Although, I'll always be an 80's music fan in my heart, I am willing to give new music a try too. And I found that hip hop music is something I kind of like. I'd be willing to listen to IceBloc some more. Check them out if you like hip hop music too!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WW 53 "Spring Break"

This week is the kids "Spring Break." You think it was Summer break, though, with the weather we've been having. The past 4 days were in the 80's and yesterday was 93 degrees! Here's some pictures of kids at the beach.

We have gone to 2 different beaches, on three different days this week. I never in my life remember going to the beach in April!








SeaWorld And It's Newest Attraction

I love SeaWorld! I have been to the one in Florida twice. The last time I went though was almost 15 years ago. I would really like to go back there someday.

Next month would actually be a great time to go. Because opening in about 23 days is a their newest attraction. It is called
Manta. This ride looks like it will be an awesome roller coaster! On it you will spin, glide, and fly like a giant ray. It is the only roller coaster of its kind in the World.

It's a blend of up close animal encounters with a head-first, face-down thrill ride. And it is only at SeaWorld.

And now SeaWorld is having a contest. You could win a "Front of the Line" pass. You will be able to ride Manta easily by getting right on the ride. And it is easy to enter the contest. There are only 6 steps to enter. First click the link above to register for an account. Then either get a Twitter account or use your existing Twitter account and follow @RealShamu.

Next find answers to the Manta quiz on the website. Correctly answer 5 questions to the quiz. Be careful though, because you only get three chances. Upon completion you will receive an email from them. If you complete all six of the activities on the site, you'll go straight to the front of the line when you earn Manta "Front-of-the-line" pass at SeaWorld Orlando.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Camera Critters - Reggie

This is Reggie. He is my in-laws dog. Which is actually my sister-in-law and mother-in-law, because they live together. He is the cutest, friendliest little dog. But he is also very attached to his mommy's.


Last weekend I wanted to take him for a walk. But he wasn't having it because neither one of his mommy's were coming.





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My Fragrance Room

Looking for Discount Perfumes? Then check out My Fragrance Room.

On this website there are men's fragrances, women's, unisex and even children's. There are different sets you can purchase. And the fragrances are all at unbeatable prices.

Now is a great time to find some great deals on fragrances. With both Mother's Day, and Father's Day coming up. Now would be the perfect time to purchase a perfume. And at My Fragrance Room you can really get some great deals.

Visit their website now, to see all there great fragrances. They also sell other products too such as skin care and makeup. Check it out today!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday

Yesterday, after dinner, my daughter went out to ride her bike. Before she left she said it was raining. It had just started and only lasted for a few minutes. The sun then came out.

A few minutes later my daughter came running back in the house. And was yelling, "Mommy come quick, grab your camera. There's a rainbow outside!" She was all excited. I panicked and ran around crazy trying to find my camera.

Luckily I found it and got these pictures! I took about 10 pictures but I think these two came out the best. Which doesn't really do the rainbow justice, it was a full arc one. And was so bright. It is hard to really capture, but I tried. I love rainbows!

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Keep Squirrels Out of Your Home & Garden

I am a nature lover. I love all animals and would never want to hurt any of them. I even love squirrels. They are so cute, running around collecting nuts and running up trees. With their cute fluffy tails.

But squirrels can also be somewhat of a nuisance. Especially if you feed the birds, like I do. Does this picture look familiar?


Now, like I said I love all animals, and don't want to hurt any of them. But when a squirrel gets on my bird feeder, I really do get angry. I do not want them getting on top of my feeder eating all the seed.

Squirrels can also eat plants in your garden. Which can be annoying, since you spend a lot of time and money planting everything. They also can be a problem if they get in your house. If they get in your attic or anywhere else in your house. They can chew on your installation or your electrical wiring. This happened to my mother last year. She discovered a few squirrels had found a way into her attic and were nesting up there. They made a mess of some stuff up there and even chewed through her Christmas Tree lights!

Well, if you have this problem with squirrels, there are
squirrel repellents that can help. Havahart squirrel repellents can help keep squirrels away from your feeders, garden and out of your attic! They repel by taste and odor. And are safe for all your plants. And they don't harm the animals, they just keep them away from where you don't want them! Check out their complete line of repellents to keep squirrels and other wildlife away from your home!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WW 52 "Fun With Scooters"

This is my 52nd Wordless Wednesday! Or sometimes not so wordless. But that means a full year of Wordless Wednesdays!

So anyway, here are some photos of the kids "scootering" a couple of weeks ago. They love scaring their poor Mom by going down the biggest hills they can find. Here's to another year of WW's!









C'elle Stem Cells

C'elle Stem Cells could possibly be the "Holy Grail" of stem cells. If you don't know what C'elle is, let me explain. C'elle collects and saves stem cells found naturally in menstrual blood. How great is that? Just think, women can have the power to save potentially life-saving stem cells.

If you have a history of diseases in your family, then C'elle could be a great option for you. Research is now showing that these stem cells could possibly be used to fight diseases. Diseases, such as, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, or even breast cancer.

Wouldn't you want to protect your future, or your loved one's future if you could? Well now, for a limited time, C'elle is offering affordable pricing on their services. Enroll now for only $299, which is $400 off the regular price! When you do enroll use this Promo Code to get your savings: CN400.

With C'elle's patent-pending technology, you can have the peace of mind that you are protecting your future. For only $299 you can enroll now and receive the easy to use collection kit. And you can be reassured that you are doing something to potentially save lives!
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Giveaway of Hannah Montana CD


Cher from Mama's Money Savers is having a giveaway of the Hannah Montana movie soundtrack.

Check out Cher's blog, at the top of her blog it lists her current giveaways. Click on the one you want to enter. I entered this one so far. I really would love to win this CD, since I just saw the movie. And my daughter and I really like the songs from the movie.

So go enter the giveaway. It's really easy to enter. But no offense, I hope I win!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Protect Their Future with Cryo-Cell


Above is a picture of my kids. That picture was actually taken a couple of years ago at Christmas time. A couple of years later they look different. They grow up so fast!

When my children were born I didn't hear anything about saving their cord blood. If it was an option, I honestly didn't know about it. So, unfortunately I didn't save their cord blood.

Well now there is definitely that option for people having children. Cryo-Cell is helping families protect their children's future. Just read the following testimonial from a mother who is using Cryo-Cell:

"My children are the most precious gifts that I will ever have and I want to do everything I can to make sure they are well. While I was pregnant with my first child, I would see articles and ads about cord blood and it bothered me that it was so expensive but what if I one day needed this blood. The reality of having only one chance or it really went in the garbage kept me wondering if I would regret not investing. What if he had cancer or his dad or I were sick, would that blood have been the cure? Through research, I came across Cryo-Cell International, Inc., a company with the most reasonable rates and the assurance of two holding facilities.
When I was pregnant with my second child, we wondered if one bank was enough? Finances were tighter and should we spend the money? Then we realized that his brothers blood might not match for the new baby. The next day, stories were breaking about how Cord blood had saved or changed the lives of children, one cancer, one cerebral palsy. Then we discovered that a friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn't bank his daughters blood and wished he had. Three years prior, I lost a friend to renal cancer when she was 29. We felt like it was our answer.
We are just beginning to see miracles that this blood can bring. We have two "life insurance policies", that is how we look at it. If anyone in the family gets ill, there is a chance that the blood could save our lives. If we don't use it, then it is there for our son's children."
Sincerely, mother of Parker and Davis
Cryo-Cell International Client


I wish I had this option when my kids were born. Heaven forbid if they ever get seriously sick or are diagnosed with a disease, but if I had their cord blood I could use it to save their lives. Since cord blood is known to treat over 70 different diseases. This really is an investment for your children's future.


And now when you sign up you will receive a free Baby Bjorn. Please visit Cryo-Cell now to start protecting your family!

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Hannah Montana Movie

I just got back from "The Hannah Montana Movie." Call me a sucker, but I actually really liked this movie. My daughter is a big Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana fan, so she definitely wanted to see the movie.

As I've mentioned before, AMC Theaters, offers Sat, Sun. and holidays, first showings at $4.00 a ticket. So we went to the first showing today. And it was actually a really good movie. It was funny in parts and touching other parts. I actually laughed so hard at one point some girl in front of me turned around to look at me.

I don't really want to give any of the plot away. But if you or anyone you know are Hannah Montana fans I would really recommend this movie. It was actually really good.

Of course now my daughter wants the movie soundtrack!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flowers for Mothers Day

Visiting my mother last week, and then my mother-in-law today, made me realize Mother's Day isn't to far away. I would really like to get them something special for Mother's day.

I was thinking maybe getting them some mothers day flowers. It is always a special feeling to receive flowers on Mother's day. I was just checking out 1800flowers.com and saw that they have some really nice arrangements on there.

Not only do they have flowers, but they also have plants, food items such as chocolates and even gift baskets. 1800flowers.com basically has all your Mother's day needs all on one site. If your looking for something special to get your Mom visit 1800flowers.com today.

Camera Critters - Neighbor's Cat

This cat's name is Indie. It's not my cat, but my mother's neighbors cat. I took these on Easter. This is the friendliest cat, I've ever met. Indie will come running across the street to be petted. It will go in my mother's house. And the elementary school children who walk by Indie's house everyday to and from school get greeted by the cat.






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Friday, April 17, 2009

New PayPerPost v4.0!

Did you hear there is going to be a new PayPerPost? Well there is and it's called PayPerPost v4.0. I found out about it the other day by reading the Izea blog.

Right now the new PayPerPost system is in the alpha stage. It is being tested to see how it works and to fix any bugs it might have.

This is really exciting news, though for all bloggers who are members of PayPerPost. The Izea Team has taken all of our feedback from the last 3 years, and incorporated it into the new PayPerPost v4.0.

Bloggers will no longer have to fight over an opportunity again. Each blogger will be assigned different opportunities based on their blogs criteria. Advertisers will be able to have more control over which blogs they work with. Check out a screen shot from my accounts dashboard:


Based on my profile I was matched up with an opportunity. You have 3 days to complete the opportunities. In fact this post I'm writing now is one of my opportunities. This is a sponsored opportunity.

So if you want to be included in this exciting alpha stage of the new Payperpost, visit the Izea blog. Leave a comment on there and you may be given an alpha key, to try out the new system.

Looking at the Sky on Friday ~ Flag

Here's a couple of pictures I took last week. I took these at the park, where the kids like to ride their bikes. It was a rather windy day again. The flag was really blowing in the wind.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Take A Vacation in Kissimmee

Looking for a great place to take a vacation? Well you should check out Kissimmee, Florida. There are a lot of fun things to do there. But maybe you are worried about paying for all these fun activities.

Well Kissimmee offers many free things to do. One thing there is to do there that is free is enjoy a day at the beach. And there are also many places to go fishing too. I love the beach and fishing. It would be great to do that down in Kissimmee, where they are famous for their bass fishing! One place you could go for a whole day of such family fun is East Lake Toho.



And there are many other free things you can do in Kissimmee. So with the money you save on some free activities, you could take some time to enjoy some carefree activities. And Kissimmee has tons of fun things to do. One thing I thought looked like so much fun is, the water parks! I love water parks and my husband and kids do too.


Wet N' Wild and Aquatica are just two of the nearby water parks. You could enjoy a whole day there, they are so much fun. So now that you know there are so many things to do in Kissimmee, you're ready to plan your vacation. You can also enter a Sweepstakes to win a free trip to Kissimmee. I just entered myself and would love to win. You should enter too and you can have a chance at either a weekend getaway for two, or a week long vacation for four. Drawings will be held on or around 4/1/09, 5/1/09 and 6/1/09.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WW #51 ~ Easter Photos

Here's some pictures from Easter. Saturday my daughter colored Easter Eggs. Sunday we went to "Grammy's house" for their annual Easter egg hunt. But instead of candy, my mother and sister fill the eggs with money! Then my other sister brought what she said was called a "googly ball." Everyone had fun out in the yard playing with it.





Hope everyone had a nice Easter.



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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get Your Free Private Email Account

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Sending and receiving emails is such a way of life now. You probably even take it for granted. But what you may not know is that many email companies sell your information and that is why you may get a lot of spam.


Well if you want a secure email account then you should Get your Free Private Email now at PrivacyHarbor.com. With Privacy Harbor.com your email messages will stay out of the hands of advertisers.


With your free email account you will also have the option for upgrades. You get secure emails with no advertisers keeping your personal information. You also will get anti-spam and anti-virus protection to avoid spam ever reaching your mailbox. A couple of other cool features are you will be able to know when the person you sent your email has read it, and you can also retract emails sent in error. There are a lot of other great features you will have with your free email account at Privacy Harbor.

So if you want to keep your emails private then go to Privacy Harbor and get your very own easy to use email account!



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Queen of Blogs Award




I recieved an award the other day from Andrea from MomWriterMe! She awarded me this "Queen of Blogs" award. Thanks Andrea. I really appreciate you giving me this award!



I'd like to pass this award on to:



Cascia
Sara Bonds
Dee


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Monday, April 13, 2009

Personalize your T-Shirt!

I'm so happy that it is getting to be t shirt weather again. I love t-shirts. They are so comfortable to wear and it's great when you can find one that you really like.

I especially love t-shirts with designs on them. I also love them with sayings on them, or even both! Sometimes it is hard to find a t-shirt to your liking.

Well now there is a way to personalize your own t-shirts. On Vista Print you can customize your own. They have high quality t-shirts made out of 100% preshrunk cotton. You can even choose long sleeve or short sleeve. There is also different color choices, and size choices. The sizes they have available at Vista Print are: Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.

The t-shirts are easy to design. You can choose from a large variety of design templates, or you can even upload your own completed design and they will print it for you.

Customized t-shirts are great for companies, businesses and schools. They are great for marketing your organization. Personalized t-shirts are also make great gifts to give others. And they are fun just to order for yourself too!

I would love to personalize my own t-shirt. I searched Vista Prints design templates. I found a wide variety of designs to choose from. I love butterflies so I found the design below that has a butterfly on it.




You can add your own text, in different fonts, colors etc. Which will make your t-shirt your own personalized creation. And the price is great at Vista Print too. You can get your own customized t-shirt starting at as little as $13.99.

So if you would like to order your own personalized t-shirt, for yourself, a gift, your business or even your school, then you should visit Vista Print for easy to customize and order t-shirts!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Camera Critters - Cows

My grandmother lived in the country. I also lived in her house for the first 5 years of my marriage. There was a farm across the street with cows. They even would put an electric fence around our yard in the summer to keep the cows in.


These pictures were actually taken one year when the cows were in our yard.


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I like where I live now. But sometimes I really miss the country.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

150 Songs for 99 Cents!

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I love downloading songs. It is so much fun to be able to get just the right song that you want. Buying a song for 99 cents doesn't sound like much, but it can add up. If you want to buy a lot of songs it can get expensive.

My children love music too. And encouraging kids to love music is a great thing. So it is really exciting to find out that on Easter Sunday, April 12th, you can get 150 songs for only 99 cents!

On April 12th Amazon MP3 is offering an "MP3 Deal of the Day." And the deal of the day will be the digital album "
150 Fun Songs For Kids." You can purchase this for only 99 cents! This album usually goes for $9.49.

This is a great collection of 150 of kids favorite songs! This is really a great bargain that can't be beat. Check out Amazon MP3's deal of the day, this album would make a great Easter present for kids!

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Looking at the Sky on Friday ~ 10

MINE FALLS PARK
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This is a picture I took at another one of my favorite places. It is called "Mine Falls Park." There are walking and biking trails. The Nashua River runs through it and there is a Canal. In the 1700s there was a working Canal system there.

I love walking in this park! This is a view of the Nashua River.


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ATV Rollover Danger

ATV's can be a lot of fun. It is becoming a sport all on it's own. Many people are buying them and getting out there and using them.

I personally have never been on one. I really can't see myself ever trying one. Mostly because it's just not my thing. I'm not really a thrill seeker, I'm actually kind of a wimp on trying anything like that. But I can see the lure that ATV's might have for others.

While ATV's may be fun, there can also be a very dangerous side to them too. Take for instance the Yamaha Rhino Side by Side. This is an ATV that has recently had a major recall, because of rollover risk. The
Yamaha Rhino Rollover problem, has caused serious injuries.

Many riders have been injured and are filing lawsuits. The injuries many have suffered have included: broken legs (tibia), broken arms, and devastating head and spinal cord injuries. The rollovers with the Rhino have been blamed on it's high center of gravity and small wheel base. Many Rhinos also do not come with passenger side doors, so while the Rhino is rolling over, many leg injuries have occurred because of this. Passengers in the Rhino have tried to balance the Rhino, while it is rolling over thus in turn causing serious injuries.

If you like ATV's, I'm sure they can be very fun. But please be careful, while using them. And please take into consideration the information available about the Yamaha Rhino ATV Rollovers.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

WW #50 - "First Bike Ride"

We broke out the bikes this past weekend. The kids loved having their first bike ride of the year. They have wanted to ride them practically every day since. Especially my daughter, she wants to ride it as much as she can.

Me being the overprotective Mom, though gets paranoid and nervous of them on the bikes. I'm trying to get over it!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Customized Invitations

I found out the other day that my best friend, from college, is getting married! I received something in the mail from her that said invitations to follow.

I can't wait to see what her wedding invitations will look like. Which got me thinking about invitations. And how great it is that you can customize your own invitations. You can do this all on Vista Print.

There are so many occasions for invitations, such as birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc. Now you can create and personalize your own invitations easily from Vista Print. For example, my husband's 50th birthday is coming up at the end of this month. I would love to have a party for him. Below is an example of an invitation I found on Vista Print.



I could then personalize this invitation to make it really special. With Vista Print invitations I would get high quality full color printing. Also included are matching envelopes. And the invitations are so easy to create and you can receive them in as little as 3 days!

I'm so happy for my friend who is getting married this fall. I may email her later to tell her about Vista Print invitations. It is so easy to create your own invitations through them. And if she ordered now, she may even be able to save 25% off her order. With the prices they are offering, who wouldn't want to customize their own invitations on Vista Print?

I just love parties! I can't wait for my husband's birthday & my friend's wedding!

Red Sox Opening Day!

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Today is one of my favorite days. It is Opening day at Fenway Park! Which technically, was supposed to be yesterday. But the game was postponed due to rain. Red Sox fans everywhere, including myself were a little disappointed.

But the game should go on as scheduled today at 4:05! I'm psyched! Go Sox! And I'm also excited because I'm 99.9% sure I'm going to a game next month! I can't wait for that! I'll keep you posted!

I hope I don't bore anyone with this. But now that the Red Sox season is starting again, I'll probably have a few more posts on the Red Sox. Because if you read my blog at all last season, you'll know I'm their No. 1 fan!

Charter - The Fun Cable Company

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When you think of a cable company, you probably don't think of the word "fun." But that is what Charter Communications is.

Let me tell you about all the fun things Charter has been doing lately. Last year they held a number of contests. They gave away laptops, Xbox 360's, and one lucky winner even drove away in a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid!

Charter now is having another contest. Right now they are offering new customers and customers who upgrade a chance to win a 22” flat screen HDTV every day throughout April. This contest is open to those who purchase Cable, High Speed or Telephone online on their easy to use website, Charter.com. And now throughout April – they are automatically entered upon installation to win! There will also be a grand prize package that includes: 52” LCD flat screen HDTV, a Home Theater System, and one year of free Charter Digital Cable service with HD programming.

So visit Charter.com, the fun cable company, to enter this contest. Also see what else they are up to by following them on Twitter!
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