Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wipe Your Feet
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
My friend, Felicia, over at Go Graham Go www.gograhamgo.com has an incredible giveaway from Georgia Blue www.georgiablue.etsy.com in which one person will win the most adorable bows that are hand made by a stay at home mother of four. They are so cute, that you will want them all! So go on over to Go Graham Go to find out how you can win these bows, and while you are there, check out the rest of Felicia's site so you can see all of her other reviews, posts and giveaways. She is a great writer and has the most adorable little boy, I'm sure you will find something that you will enjoy reading...... I do, every day!!
Good luck..... until next time..... Lorie
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am overwhelmed by the support I have received for my blog that I have been reduced to tears. Now don't you all, or as we say down here in the south: ya'll start laughing at me, because, The Hubs had me begin blogging a little to occupy my mind while I recovered from my spinal surgery. He thought I could enter a few sweepstakes, like he does, but he thought I was a better writer than he was, so he had me enter the blog sweepstakes. I found that although I enjoyed entering, and oh, yes, WINNING, the sweepstakes, I REALLY enjoyed learning about people and their families ON the blogs. And, I truly enjoyed interacting with these people all over the country and all over the world -- a shout out to you Grace...
So, as I lie on the couch in pain, trying not to move too much with the laptop entering sweeps and learning, laughing, and crying about other people and their families, I found that I wanted to do more with my own blog that had just been sitting there for years. So with the help of other people that I met through blogging, thank you Crystal and Felicia, I was able to fix up and upgrade my blog and make it a little prettier. And look at me now... three awards in 2 days (o.k., so 1 calls me a whore, but I'll take it... thank you very much Amanda).
So, now onto my awards.... and here are the rules for the Awards:
1. Include the award logo in your blog or post.
2. Nominate as many blogs which you like.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
The first award is the "Adorable Blog" award, which I truly appreciate and I know just who I have to pass this onto... I pass this to the following people:
- Felicia at Go Graham Go Blog (http://www.gograhamgo.com/)
- Piera at The Jolly Mom Blog (http://www.jollymom.com/)
- Paige at The Nurse Mommy Blog (http://www.thenursemommy.com/)
- Ryann at A Working Blogging Mommy, and last but definitely NOT least (http://taylorsmommy-taysmommy.blogspot.com/)
- Crystal at Simply Being Mommy: my very first follower!!! (http://simplybeingmommy.com/)
The next award I got, I don't even know if I deserve... but it is the "Uplifting Blogger" award. Thank you Tim for this one, I hope I have, in some way uplifted someone, some where's day at sometime. I know there are a lot of you out there who have helped me heal by just leaving a comment on my blog - just knowing that someone ACTUALLY reads what I write is amazing. So this award I pass onto:
Now when you go visit her site -- and believe me, you MUST do so -- don't be expecting any June Cleaver or Marion Cunningham (depending on your frame of reference) motherly advice. Think more along the lines of Peg Bundy mixed with a little Roseanne Connor - no offense Amanda. She has the greatest stories and the most adorable kids, and she is a REAL person. Not one of these, "I know everything and I can DO everything and my kids are the best in the world" type of people. She knows life is tough, kids misbehave, the toilet breaks at the worst time, and yet through it all, if you can laugh at yourself and love each other anyway..... you will make it through -- at least until the kids turn 18 and then you can move to New Zealand (Amanda's theory).
So, anyway, about my award..... look over on my left sidebar, I have been graced with....TADA.... a crown (perfect for me because The Hubs calls me his Princess - let's keep the laughter to a minimum, please!) for being..... are you ready..... a "Comment Whore"! My mom would be so proud...... (That is, if she were speaking to me.) O.K. so it's not the Nobel Peace Prize, but it is my first, and I ADORE IT, so thank you so much Amanda, and I'll be over to your blog every day to continue to earn my royal title!!
So, my loyal subjects.... my first royal proclamation is for you all to go over to Amanda's site, My Kids Might be Martians, and visit her to see how wonderful she really is!! I command you! Please go, I'm sure you'll like it, really....
Until next time..... Lorie
Saturday, July 25, 2009
WELL DON'T ASK ME!!!
I really don't know how to do much of that stuff. But my friend Felicia over at Go Graham Go has a new feature at her blog called "Ask Go Graham Go". She is one smart Momma!!! I don't know how she does it all -- but she has the most adorable little boy, and she runs an extremely successful blog, and she seems to have all the answers to these and MANY more questions. So, if you have any questions, just click on the link and go to her blog and ASK AWAY!!! I'm sure she will be able to help, and if she doesn't know, she will find someone who will. She is wonderful!!
Until next time....... Lorie
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sue and I have been best friends for 30 years!! I used to babysit her little kids when I was in my late teens. Sue got married the first time when she was WAY too young and then got divorced young from an abusive husband. I envied her strength in her ability to do that. She has always amazed me in her ability to pick herself up and carry on, despite the horrible things thrown at her.
She then met her second husband and had two more children and I got married and had two children. We were always there for each other, like during the births of each others' children,usually the first ones there after the babies were born (sometimes before the rest of the family) and the first one there if there was a question or when something exciting happened.
Then whenever there was a problem, all there had to be was a phone call, there didn't even have to be more than the voice of the other one saying ones name. She would say, "Lorie" or I would say, "Sue." The next words out of the other persons mouth would be, "I'll be right there!" And we would, for as long as was needed. We were there for each other's divorce, which were actually within 6 months of each others -- funny how that works, but we were in it together and we survived together.
Now it was her kids' turn to babysit my kids, so I could get back on my feet, again, with Sue's help, and learn to love again. Mend my destroyed heart and soul... and I did. I found Bill and Sue was right there to stand beside me as Bill and I exchanged vows and pledged to be man and wife. I was there standing beside Sue as she and Dennis did the same (unfortunately she wasn't as lucky with Dennis as I was with Bill). I was there, though, with the promise to smack her up side the head if she EVER decided to get married again!!
When I moved to Florida, Sue was there on that last day as I packed up my house and drove out of the driveway -- both of us with tears in our eyes. We continued to call, write, send cards and emails. It didn't happen as much as it should have, but we always were in touch. I was there when her mom died, and she called me immediately when my dad passed. Every birthday, hers in July and mine in December, we passed along our "Friendship Ball", a sterling silver ornament that has a hinge that we would wrap up in this little blue bag - that was falling apart, being held together by tape - that we had put inside a small trinket of our friendship. The important part was the ball, which would be hung up in a special place of honor in our house during the 6 months while in our possession. It was a wonderful thing we shared.
Then 3 months ago, the unthinkable happened.... I got a phone call from Sue's middle daughter, Kim. I knew that couldn't be good! Sue was in the hospital.... not doing well at all, she had been hiding her sickness from me, I had just gotten a card from her in March for my wedding anniversary with no word that she wasn't feeling well (WTF). She had kidney cancer that had traveled to her lungs (already had TWO courses of chemo - never told me!!) and it had now metastasized and she was in heart failure..... OH GOD..... they weren't giving her much time...... OH NO, I can't handle this..... she probably doesn't have more than a few days, maybe a week..... I'm beginning to hyperventilate...... She just wanted me to know that she loves me and always will........
O.K..... now I have to stay calm and let Kim know that it is alright, I'm alright, and I love them all -- they are my family. But, there is no way that I can make it up to Connecticut, I've had spinal surgery 6 weeks ago and cannot fly. Now, I feel even worse..... my best friend is dying and I cannot get to see her before it happens and wont make it to the funeral. Kim assures me that they all understand and that she will let Sue know how I feel and tell her that I love her (when did Kim become a grown-up?). I know in my heart that she knows -- she feels it as deeply as I do, and neither one of us will ever forget everything we have been through, and all the wonderful things we have done and the fun we have shared!!
Three days later, I get another call from Kim.... I begin to cry as I am answering the phone..... I feel it before I can say "hello"..... Sue is gone, from this world, but NEVER from my heart!!!
Today is Sue's birthday..... So Sue..... Happy Birthday.... I love you and I miss you, and I will never forget you!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
"Share Our Strength® is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. They are working with communities, volunteers and supporters like you to catch children at risk and surround them with nutritious food and programs that allow easier access to this food. More than 12.4 million kids were at risk of going hungry last year, that’s over 17% of all of our children. I’m not talking kids who missed a snack or didn’t get dessert I’m talking about children who are missing meals due to poverty and have limited access to nutritious food.
Severe hunger and malnutrition causes significant and long-lasting damage and difficulties including physical, mental and developmental delays and disabilities.
• Impedes growth and development
• More illness, including stomach- and headaches, colds, ear infections and fatigue
• Poorer mental health
• More hospitalizations
• Greater susceptibility to obesity and its harmful health consequences
• More aggressive behavior
• Higher levels of hyperactivity, anxiety and/or passivity
• Difficulty getting along with other children
• Greater need for mental health services
• Have impaired cognitive functioning and diminished capacity to learn
• Achieve lower test scores and overall school performance
• Repeat a grade
• Experience school absences, tardiness and school suspensions
Severe hunger causes more than just stomach grumbles. Why is childhood hunger an issue these days? One contributing factor is over 37% of US households are at or below the poverty level. This can cause an inadequate standard of living, forcing families to make cut backs on necessities like food, health care and education. Share our Strength is determined to end childhood hunger by implementing programs such as Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® , Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale® , Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit® , Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out™ and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline®. If you aren't able to get involved in any of these programs a small financial donation can go really far.
$35.00 - Help feed a child three meals a day for more than a month.
$50.00 - Help provide preschool children with lunch for a day.
$100.00 Provide 25 bags of nutritious foods for a family at a food bank.
$250.00 - Could help connect over 9,300 families to free meal programs
$1,000.00 - Could provide over 24,000 glasses of milk to a school
Get involved in your own community today. Participate in your neighborhood events or even better organize an event such as a community bake sale. Support the 12.4 million children in need. "
Thank you so much for giving me your time for these few minutes, with OUR help, maybe one more child will go to bed today with a full stomach, and not have to worry about what's going to happen to her/him tomorrow.... Thank you Melinda, Rob, and all of you...
Until next time....... Lorie
Monday, July 20, 2009
We had a visit with his urologist last Thursday and after an x-ray, the kidney stone in his right side is NOT completely gone.... there is STILL a pretty good size piece lodged in one of the branches of the kidney that does not appear to be moving!! What that means is that he needs to go in for another round of lythotripsy..... crap!! If we leave it there, it will only get bigger and start to cause more problems again like pain and severe infection. We certainly don't want to go through that again..... the PICC catheter, I.V. antibiotics, and all that business: NO THANK YOU!!
So in the middle of August, when the machine is available at Celebration Hospital again, we go back for more "blasting" of his kidney. My poor sweetie..... let's hope and pray this is the last of it for a while....... I mean it's only been since, what, NOVEMBER.
Thanks for letting me bitch...... And, oh yea, I STILL haven't gotten an answer from the insurance company about my physical therapy...... Who says we have a health care problem in this country????
Until next time......... Lorie
Sunday Stealing: The Heretic Meme
1. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you lay in a bed with?
Of course it's Bill (aka The Hubs) and Nano (The Yorkie), he sleeps between us
2. Where was the last place you went out to eat?
3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed?
A Vodka Martini with 2 Queen Tipsy Olives ( 4 days ago)
4. Which do you prefer - eyes or lips?
Eyes - the windows to the soul (just being corny) but I really do like eyes!!
5. Medicine, fine arts, or law?
Medicine, of course, I used to be in the field
6. Best kind of pizza?
Stuffed crust with sausage and black olives
7. What is in store for your future?
Hopefully better health for both of us....
8. Who was the last band you saw live?
Journey.... at the House of Blues..... they still Rock!!
9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick?
All my friends are far away.... or in the Blogosphere so I care for them over the web.
10. How many songs are on your iPod?
I don't have an iPod, but The Hubs has 180 songs on his.
11. Where is the last place you drove to?
I think it was to book club 2 months ago, I don't drive very much anymore, The Hubs and I spend pretty much all our time together and he does almost all the driving.
12. Where did your last kiss take place?
In bed this morning after The Hubs brought me breakfast (as he does every morning).
13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night?
Blogging on the laptop in bed and watching Dave Letterman (God I miss Jay Leno).
14. Are you a quitter?
I try not to be -- not really sure, unless you call quitting on my first marriage, but that was absolutely necessary!!
15. Who was the last person you had in your house?
The UPS man - Ken, yes, we are on a first name basis and Nano loves him; as for real house guests: my sister-in-law, her son and his wife.
15. What do you think about people who party a lot?
God, I must be old!! I used to be like that......
17. What was the last CD you purchased?
The new AC/DC album for The Hubs as a gift
18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love?
The King: Elvis Presley (he's NOT dead, you know) and STYXX
19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of?
Lust and Envy
20. How is your last ex doing?
I don't know and I don't give a flying ****!!!! As long as he has nothing to do with me, The Hubs or the boys ever again -- that's enough for me!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Recently, I broke the carafe of my coffee maker and had to replace it -- to the tune of $25.00.
Because of the nerve damage in my neck, I sometimes lose the feeling in my hands and drop things, like coffee carafes, and glasses, and lots of other things that break.
I was fortunate to find a great review on a blog I regularly read called The Dirty Shirt for a terrific coffee maker from Hamilton Beach (http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/index.php). Not only does Jennifer write a fabulous review for the BrewStation® Summit 12 Cup Coffeemaker, she has one to giveaway!!! YEAH!!!
Just head on over to her blog by clicking on this link http://thedirtytshirt.com/hamilton-beach-brewstation-summit-review-and-giveaway to read Jennifer's review and find out how you can enter the giveaway. Good luck......
Until next time...... Lorie
Thursday, July 16, 2009
It is so beautiful, that I REALLY want to win it,
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Bill's gall bladder has seemed to settle down and the gallstones don't seem to bother him anymore. He went through the lythotripsy very well -- a few days of pain afterwards, but he seems to have passed all the kidney stones...... HOORAY!!! He is finally over his infection and no longer needs to have I.V. antibiotics, thank god, that was a real drag!! So, barring anything else, he is in GOOD HEALTH, finally! It only took five long months.....
As for me...... I am slowly recovering from my spinal surgery. I had a lumbar decompression with fusion, and had titanium screws and rods implanted in February. Now, I am just trying to get the insurance to approve physical therapy at a reasonable facility -- we sure do need health care reform in this country!! I am able to walk around the block once a day now, with the assistance of a cane, so I can go with Bill when he takes Nano for his walk. Also, I go grocery shopping with Bill (and Nano, in his little carry-bag) on Friday, as long as we are not out too long. If we are going to be out and about for any length of time, I still need to be in a wheelchair. Bill has been absolutely wonderful through all this. For the first two weeks after I got home from the hospital after surgery (I was in the hospital for 5 days), Bill had to do EVERYTHING. He does just about everything as it is now, but he had to do all the cooking on top of it, THAT was a challenge. He has never been one to cook at all, so it was really difficult. I would be lying on the couch telling him what to do step by step and he would follow instructions and turn out wonderful meals. He really was (and still is) magnificent. I got so lucky when I found and married him. Whenever I think of him, I am reminded of the song from "The Sound of Music", when Maria says, "Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good."
So, back to my health..... It should be another couple of months before I am up and around without the cane and walking more frequently, but the neurosurgeon said that I will never be 100% healed. Once this is as healed as it can be, then I have to have my neck worked on, that ought to be fun..... So for now, it is working on getting better with walking, physical therapy (as soon as I can get it approved), and swimming.
Until next time.......... Lorie
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
This is a book that will be a pure joy for anyone reaching a "certain" age. As Valerie says on her blog: "Hooray! Another fun summer read from Hachette! While my life is far from Hollywood glamour, I found myself relating to the main character who is facing head on the physical and emotional changes that come with age. It's an enjoyable and entertaining novel."
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Good luck............ Until next time...... Lorie
PHOTOS COURTESY: Lands' End
Please go to their site and look around.... they have some really fabulous information, review and giveaways.
This post is about a terrific company that I wanted to share, please read:
Within the first minute of speaking to Budge Brown, I knew he had a passion for breast cancer awareness. If you’ve never heard of Mr. Brown, maybe you have heard of his winery, Cleavage Creek. The winery was created with the intent of contributing significantly towards breast cancer research and awareness.
Breast cancer is a topic that he knows well, as his wife was a victim of breast cancer. The Cleavage Creek website includes a tab for “choices,” which provides women with information regarding different ways to fight breast cancer. Many of those include natural alternatives that many women have reported successful to date.
Since the wineries inception, wine sales have contributed $56,000 towards research and treatment of this disease.
$30,000 went to the Integrative Oncology Research Center in Kenmore, WA. This center offers naturopathic and traditional Chinese medical treatments as well as integrated management of cancer patients.
$14,000 went to care for two breast cancer patients at the Integrative Oncology Research Center. Both patients are doing well after the treatment and are returning to their normal activities.
$11,800 went to Sutter Breast Cancer Center in Santa Rosa, CA. This center purchased an MRI system that detects tumors not typically identified in mammograms.
Choosing recipients is a partnership between Budge Brown and the proposed need or center. He has to feel sure that there will be positive results and the need is pure. He has seen a significant impact from all of the winery’s donations. As of last month, all fifty women that were treated at the Oncology Research Center in Washington completed their treatment successfully. The center opened in February, 2009.
I asked Budge where he got the idea of raising awareness and funding research through wine sales. He told me that he has been growing grapes for 30 years. His daughter found the Cleavage Creek label for sale. They decided to automatically take 10% off the top of the sales for breast cancer research but have actually donated significantly more!
The Cleavage Creek website includes information regarding those donations and updates on the beneficiaries. Purchasing their wine is a win for everyone, you get a great bottle of wine and much of the proceeds go towards an excellent cause.
I am sure you are wondering about the wines. I think the medals speak for themselves. The winery took 19 medals so far this year alone! Budge assured me that all the wines are treated with extra attention and they only bottle from their best barrels. Their wines include:
2006 Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Reserve Napa Petite Sirah
2007 Reserve Chardonnay
2006 Secret Red Blend
2007 Secret White Blend
Wines range between $12-$50 dollars. All of the wines are produced in Budge’s vineyards. He also offers us a tip: when enjoying Cleavage Creek wines, you need to be sure to decant them for one hour prior to drinking. This allows them to open up and get the very best out of the wine.
An interesting aspect of the wines is the labels. Each woman featured on the bottles, is a breast cancer survivor. The women are not paid to be on the label but they do this to support the cause. The women and the wine each have their own, unique story.
The winery itself is growing. Construction is starting on a tasting room and wine shop in the Pope Valley region of Napa Valley. There are gardens on the property and an additional garden and nature walk is being planned.
I encourage you to purchase their wines the next time you are looking to buy. You will get to enjoy award winning wines as well as give back to a good cause.
For more information about Cleavage Creek, visit them at:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
There, I got it off my chest. I feel better for saying it.... but the problem is, they REALLY like me! I mean REALLY!!! They can find me no matter where I am..... So I was very excited to find this giveaway at An Island Review http://islandlife808.com/islandreview/household/off-powerpad-lamp-lantern-giveaway/ for the chance to win an Off! PwerPad Lamp & Lantern http://www.offprotects.com/mosquito-repeller/.
According to Kailani over at An Island Review: "What I really liked about the PowerPad Lamp & Lantern is that not only does it look visually pleasing but I was also able to use it as a lantern by using the enclosed 4 foot pole. This gave me piece of mind because I knew it would be out of the reach of my children and pets. So if you’re looking for a way to keep mosquitoes away from your family this summer, check out OFF! PowerPad Lamp & Lantern. Your family will thank you!"
So head on over to Kailani's site to find out how you can enter the giveaway.... and keep those horrible mosquitos away from your family...... Good Luck!!!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Look Good…Feel Better, a national public service program that helps women cope with appearance-related changes from cancer treatment, and OPI, the world leader in professional nail care, are both celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year. OPI launched its nail lacquers 20 years ago, the same year Look Good…Feel Better conducted its first workshop. To celebrate, the two organizations are launching a new summer promotion that truly makes a difference.
During July and August, OPI will contribute a portion of the proceeds of every bottle of its top-selling Bubble Bath Nail Lacquer sold, with a minimum contribution of $25,000, to Look Good…Feel Better.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Look Good…Feel Better is asking women cancer survivors to submit their stories of how the program helped them cope with cancer as a way to inspire others who may currently be undergoing cancer treatment. Entries will be featured on the Women of Hope is Beautiful blog to help inspire others. Anyone can visit the site to view entries, make comments and show their support. In August, Look Good…Feel Better will choose five women with the most-compelling stories to receive a trip to New York City for a makeover and a trip to the DreamBall, a black-tie gala and the program’s largest annual fundraiser, held each year in New York City. Click here for more about the campaign or to enter!
If you're like me and you love citrus scented bath products, this giveaway is for you.....
and you need to check out the Earthworks website http://www.earthworksproducts.com/aboutus.html
where there are so many different "flavors" to chose from.
Good luck with the giveaway!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The Better Life Starter kit contains:
(1) what-EVER Clary Sage & Citrus all-purpose cleaner (32 oz)
(1) I Can See Clearly, WOW! glass cleaner (32 oz)
(1) Simply Floored! ready-to-use floor cleaner (32 oz)
(1) Even the Kitchen Sink gentle scrubber (16 oz)
(1) Collapsible six-compartment cleaning caddy
(1) Euro Sponge
(1) Loofah Sponge (2 – pack)
Do you like to eat sweets, but still want to look good in you swimsuit this summer?
Well my friend Bridgette over at The Experimental Mommy has a fabulous giveaway for you. Just click on the link here http://www.thenotsoblog.com/2009/07/little-debbie-100-calorie-cake-giveaway-gift-4/ and you could have a chance to win the new Little Debbie 100 calorie cakes.
They look so delicious, that I had a hard time chosing which flavor I would pick if I won -- but I would have to get the Lemon Cakes, because I love the tase of lemon in the summer. I think it is so fresh, plus we have a lemon tree in the back yard. Nice to live in Florida, huh??
While you are at Bridgette's site, take a look around, there are lots of things to look at and lots of things to learn - she has a great site...... and good luck with the giveaway.
Plus if you win, send me one will ya???
Here is a chance to win coupons for the new beautiful Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Canisters. They can be used all over the house and looked great sitting on the counter. Just click on the link to go to the Goodies for Mom blog to see how to enter....
Good Luck............. Lorie
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday 56: The Last Lecture
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual.
This year, it is especially moving as we are having a Community Covenant Signing in honor of our troops: (the following is taken from our community intranet provider)
"On July 4 Celebration will sign a Community Covenant signifying the community’s support for military service members and their families. In support of the covenant Celebration will adopt an Army unit. This program provides a supportive connection between the young men and women of the Armed Forces and the civilian communities they serve. Celebration will be adopting Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry of the Florida National Guard. Their headquarters is in Orlando. They will be deployed to Kuwait and Iraq between January 2010 and January 2011.We will provide support to the soldiers and to their families while they are deployed. The covenant will be signed at 9:00 p.m. during the Flashback 4th of July event on Market Street."
PHOTO COURTESY: Certain Dri
Certain Dri Solid Anti-Perspirant is specially formulated for those with sensitive skin and provides all day dryness from excessive underarm perspiration. It contains 25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate and is the only over-the-counter anti-perspirant with this ingredient.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Giveaway - Bake Me A Wish Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie - Ends 7/12/09
According to Valerie at sweeps4bloggers http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/07/brownie.html "This has got to be the best brownie I have ever eaten! And... it's beautiful. And.... it was delivered in absolutely perfect condition in 90+ degree heat! "
Thanks to Valerie and Emilie at Baby Loving Mama http://www.babylovingmama.com/2009/07/mmmbake-me-wish-review-giveaway.html see how you could possible win one of these delicious cakes....but only if I don't win it FIRST!!
Also, something very close to my heart, they participate in Operation: Birthday Cake which supports our troops. Check out the Bake Me a Wish website http://www.bakemeawish.com/ for details about that and information on "The Freedom Cake" which also goes to troops deployed overseas. Gotta love this company!!
Good Luck.......... Lorie
Post’s “Bowls of Hope” program will help provide balanced breakfasts to struggling Americans – for every purchase of Post Shredded Wheat the company will donate one bowl of cereal to Feeding America, up to 15 million bowls.
The purchase of a Bowls of Hope specially-marked cereal will support Post’s efforts in donating a bowl of Post Shredded Wheat
Thanks to my good friend Crystal at Simply Being Mommy, you have a chance to at wonderful looking lips this summer by going over to her blog http://simplybeingmommy.com/2009/07/02/softlips-review-and-giveaway/ and checking out the giveaway for Softlips, a 100% USDA certified organic lip balm with SPF 20!
There is also a way for you to win $2,500 in cash, a years supply of Softlips and a possibility of being represented by a New York City Modeling Agency on her site, so make sure you read everything!
Take a look around, it is a GREAT site, with lots of fun stuff and interesting info besides all the terrific giveaways. Just remember who sent you there....... Good luck!!
One lucky Gobs of Giveaways (one of MY favorite blogs) reader will win a Bottle by clicking on this link http://gobsofgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/skin-md-natural-spf15-reivew-giveaway.html and following Kirsten's directions to enter the giveaway............. Look around her site, there are lots of reviews and giveaways and interesting things for you to see, have fun, you could spend hours there.......... Good Luck!!!