Sunday, June 2, 2013

Motorcycle Club Swoon

I was so anxious to read Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel because Hop and Lanie intrigued me. Lanie with her high class self and motorcycle bad boy Hop having a one night stand in itself seemed comical. I absolutely loved their connection, the humor in the story and the love that developed between them. I won't ruin the book for you but I will tell you that Hopper Kincaid is one awesome guy! I didn't have that feeling for him coming into the book especially after what happened in Motorcycle Man when Tyra saw him in bed. I loved Lanie and the journey she took in this book. This book definitely is a 5 star book!! I love the world of Chaos that Kristen Ashley has created, I just keep wanting more and more!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Time Away!

I will be taking the weekend off to go enjoy some time with my husband. He has been working TONS of overtime and works second shift so we rarely get to see each other. We are leaving the younger two kids with John's mom and we are going to head up to Wheaton to see Austin and the Pekin Noteables perform. We aren't getting up at the crack of dawn with Austin but we will be meeting up with him and enjoying some wonderful school performances. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out Purex. Thank you and have a great weekend!

Chili's Chips & Queso Coupon

Right now you can get free chips & queso from Chili's. This deal is HOT! You will be signing up for their email club however in return you will get an awesome coupon. Be sure to get your coupon now and enjoy a nice treat.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our Journey: Kit and Info Arrive!

This is the third post on this topic. I would suggest you read this and this to get a clear understanding of what I am talking about.

Your going to thinking I am lying, I know you are my Living Kidney Donor kit and information arrived. This is a good step in finding Lucas a kidney.  The information is pretty much what Beth went over on the phone. A little more information on what the donor would go through, how long the hospitalization would be and how long surgery will be. I am amazed at all the great information that they provided. Does it change my mind? NOT ONE BIT!!!!
So you want to know what I am lying about right? Well I am sitting at the dining room table looking through the information and my son Dane comes in and starts talking to me. He says "Mom look at the cardinal!" Yup! One cardinal perched out on the swingset. So...yeah WE GOT THIS!

DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party

Remember when I told you about House Party?I was recently selected to host a DiGiorno Pizza & Hoops House Party. I received my party pack this week and oh my goodness! It was a box full of fun!!!
It had in it:
VIP Coupons
Coupons for my guests
Pizza Cutter
Refrigerator magnet clip
Pot holder
Oven timer (basketball shaped)
Wet Wipes
Over-the-door basketball game (my brother had one of these growing up and he drove me INSANE with it!)
Inflatable noisemaker

They also included some tips and fun activities for us to do!
I can't wait to let you know how our party goes next weekend!!! Be sure to come back to check out all the fun we had!

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

I am going to be honest here. I had never heard of Coconut Oil before I was contacted by Tropical Traditions to do a product review and giveaway. I am happy to say that I am very glad that they contacted me, I have found researching this product very educational.
Tropical Traditions has a YouTube video titled "How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil-An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions. It is wonderful, I encourage you to take a look at it.

I recently received a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions to review. This jar has sat on my counter kind of just hanging out, I really didn't know what I should make with it so I started looking around on the internet to look for ideas on what to make with Coconut Oil. I was surprised to find so many wonderful looking recipes that were out there. I was most surprised to find that another blogger had used the oil on her skin as a moisturizer. Ok, I was sold now to decide what to make.

I decided to make no bake cookies. My husband loves no bake cookies so this was a no brainer for me. The recipe was very easy to follow and it didn't take long to make at all.
Except....the recipe called for 3 cups of coconut and not oats, my mother in law makes her no bake cookies with oatmeal. My husband loves his mom's no bake cookies. No problem...easy substitution...right?


Listen to me when I tell you this.....please listen to me! I was WRONG!!!!

I didn't have 3 cups of coconut so I couldn't try this recipe again. I have no reason to believe that it would not have been a wonderful recipe to use. No I thought I would be Ms. Substitute As You Wish and try it my way. Did not work out.

This is what I ended up with:

Do you see it there? Yup nothing, it didn't set up because I used the oats instead of the coconut! Epic Fail!!! It went right in the garbage. I did enjoy using the Virgin Coconut Oil, it melted nicely and smelled amazing! I will be making these no bake cookies again using the Virgin Coconut Oil and COCONUT!!!!

Tropical Traditions has tons of great recipes on their website. You should check them out. Tropical Traditions has offered my readers a chance to request a complimentary copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book. You can go here and choose referred by a friend then enter User ID: 7106118.

Tropical Traditions has offered one lucky reader their own jar of Virgin Coconut Oil! How exciting!!! This contest is open to US and Canada. It will end March 24 at 11:59PM CST. To enter you must be a GFC follower of this blog! You will need to leave me a comment stating that you follow and leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

10 bonus enteries:
subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

5 bonus enteries:
visit Tropical Traditions Recipe Blog and leave me a comment letting me know which recipe you can't wait to try!

3 Bonus enteries each:
Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter
Follow Finding Blessings on Twitter
"Like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook
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Good Luck!

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving

With St. Patrick's Day coming up in about a week I wanted to take a moment and remind you that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
Let's keep our roads safe and don't turn into a statistic just for one night of fun. I am pretty sure that you will want to be around to have some green beer next year.

On St. Patricks Day in 2009; 37 percent of drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes  had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you do plan on going out please remember to:
  • Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you leave your event
  • Be ready to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi. Have the phone number or taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.
Even if you will not be celebrating this St. Patrick's Day, keep in mind that in 2009, 1,119 occupants of other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers, so pay attention to others on the road. And remember, you don't have to be "falling down drunk" to be too impaired to drive safely. Even a few drinks can impair driving...and a buzzed driving crash has the same consequences as a drunk driving crash.

NHTSA needs your help in keeping the roads safe for everyone this St. Patrick's Day by spreading the word that buzzed driving IS drunk driving.

You can follow Buzzed Driving on Facebook and Twitter for more information and to see how you can help spread the word.

I received no compensation for this post. I just believe that it needed to be posted, my beliefs and opinions are my own, yours may differ.