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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Dreaming of the Beach Again - Happy New Year January 1, 2014

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Happy New Year to you all!

The hubby and I love to go to the beach our dreams.  We usually visit the Cayucos Shoreline Inn's live beach cam.  The surf was really up yesterday, but today, it's nice.

Here's how it was on Monday, December 30th

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Here's how it was just a few minutes before this posting: surf nice and warm enough for a swim!

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No linky for this week as I am enjoying the holiday with my family.

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Do a New Year Lighting Makeover with GE Reveal® Light Bulbs Avalailable at Target - COUPON!

I will be compensated with this post by receiving GEReveal® light bulbs for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Tomorrow starts 2014!  Have you thought that it's time to switch out those old light bulbs, in essence a lighting makeover, with new energy efficient ones? I am going to be doing just that because I will be receiving some GE reveal® light bulbs to makeover my home lighting. I am going to be able to tell you firsthand how Reveal® works in my home.Good lighting, in my home, is essential.

With GE reveal® light bulbs, you can switch on the true beauty of life’s spaces and the people within them. Below is a stylish video of four hip West-Coast Tastemakers as they discuss the effects of good lighting.  These people depend on great lighting for their craft.  Check out their thoughts as they undergo a GE reveal® quick and easy makeover.

You and I are going to be amazed at how GE reveal® bulbs will replace those old yellow, dingy light bulbs with crisp, white light that will just make the colors and patterns in our homes burst forth, transforming our homes from ordinary to extraordinary with just the flip of a switch. GE’s new and innovative reveal® LEDs offer the same aesthetic benefits as the rest of the GE reveal® brand plus energy-efficient technology that allows them to last over a decade, based on three hours of usage a day.

In the future, I will be sharing with you my adventure with new lighting with GE reveal® light bulbs, but you don't have to wait for me to start your lighting makeover.   GE reveal® light bulbs are available right now at Target!  They will be the quickest and simplest way to makeover your home with good lighting for the new year.


GE reveal® Coupon - Enjoy $1 off any package of reveal® light bulbs. Good to print through today, December 31, 2013 with a 45 day expiration after print date.

Buy GE reveal® at a Discount at Target!

Beginning January 5th, there will be a coupon for 25% off GE reveal® bulbs on the Target Cartwheel app.

Not only are GE reveal® LED bulbs available almost exclusively at Target, but there you can find great prices and savings on all GE reveal® solutions. Target’s Cartwheel App provides savings for in-store purchases of GE reveal (as well as many of the other items you’ll likely need in the upcoming months).

Simply download Target’s money-saving Cartwheel app, (available on Apple IOS here and Android here), select the GE reveal (and any other savings you need) and head to your local Target for great deals!

Remember, you can use the printed coupon along with the extra 25% off at Target for even greater savings!

GE is proud to continue its long tradition of innovation in lighting and hopes you enjoy your new lighting experience with clean beautiful light of GE reveal® bulbs. For more information, please visit GE reveal®.

As new energy-efficiency standards are set to take place January 1, 2014, consumers can choose among GE reveal® halogen, CFL, and LED bulbs in addition to GE Lighting’s other energy-efficient options.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - December 31, 2013 to January 6, 2014

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
Find Some Treasures to Win!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways, please.
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

Link Up your Giveaways at Xmas Dolly's Showoff Tuesday

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My wishes for you all to have an excellent and enchanting day.

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Master Caster's Problem Solving Products Available at - Review

The following Master Caster products were provided to me from in order for me to facilitate an honest review. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless, all thoughts are my own honest opinions!

Have you ever had a little something that bothered you, and you didn't think that there may be a solution to?  How about trying to play with your smart phone in cold weather and your fingertips are freezing?  Or you at that age or know of someone older, that has a problem moving the mouse around because of some joint pain?  Got scratches on that desk or any other wood furniture that you just can't seem to get rid of?  Master Caster has those problems solved, and you can conveniently get those Master Caster Problem Solving Products for a great deal at!

I was asked to review three interesting Master Caster products from  Each of these products solved a different problem for different people in our home.  We all really appreciate for letting us review these fabulous products.

I guess I really don't know what cold is until you have to go out in it and fool with your smart phone.  My daughter, who is currently attending grad school at Oklahoma University, got a real taste of it this year.  With it being 25 degrees during the day, she found it was a little difficult to do things on her smart phone.  She had bought some dollar store gloves, and cut the tips of the fingers off, but that didn't solve the problem of her fingers still getting cold.  Luckily for her, one of the items that I was asked to review were the Master Caster SMARTer Dual Action Microfiber Gloves.  These gloves have kept her hands and fingers warm, and she can still get to all she needs to on her smart phone!

These dual action gloves are safe to use on all touch screens.  They are dual action because while they keep your hands cozy and warm, they are also a microfiber cleaning cloth that will keep your touch screen clean.  It's perfectly safe for your screen, and will not scratch it.  The are washable and reusable.  At, you can purchase these gloves for a mere $6.95 - What a deal!  My daughter doesn't go anywhere now without these gloves.

Here's a problem that I get.  About five or six years ago, some idiot nurse didn't put an IV in my wrist correctly, and I got an infiltrated IV.  It did tissue and nerve damage on my right wrist.  It has healed, but sometimes it can just bother me.  Trying to move the mouse around and hitting the edge of the desk, or if I am working with the laptop, the edge of the table exacerbates the problem.  The second item I got to review from is the Master Caster Rolling Wrist Rest.  I never knew there was such an item as this!

The Master Caster Rolling Wrist Rest is providing relief for when my wrist starts aching.  It's soft cushiony top is so nice to relax my wrist on.  To provide the movement, it has four independent rollers on the bottom to allow smooth rolling in any direction.  I don't need to lift my wrist going back and forth from the mouse to the keyboard.  At, the Master Caster Rolling Wrist Rest is only $9.96.  That's really not much compared to the relief my aching wrist is receiving.

Do you have any furniture that needs a little touch up work?  I have a beautiful antique upright piano that used to belong to my departed in-laws.  It does have some nicks and scratches that I have had to live with.  I was so pleased to see the Master Caster ReStor-It Furniture Touch-Up Kit included in this review from  I have always wanted to try a repair kit, but have always forgotten to buy one (other things on the mind that were more important that this - you know how it goes).  This kit came with five different wood colored touch-up markers and three filler sticks that are something like a crayon.  I found them so easy to use.

Above is the picture of the left leg of my piano.  As you can see it is a bit scruffed up.  I looked through the markers and found the color that I needed - Walnut/Dark Mahogany.  To the left you can see that it worked very well in getting rid of the scruff marks.  I am very happy with the results.  In the normal lighting of the room, you can see absolutely no trace of any scratch marks.  The Master Caster ReStor-It Furniture Touch-Up Kit is a great bargain at for only $9.81 for the whole kit.

Thank you,, for giving us the opportunity to test out and review these great Master Caster Problem Solving products!

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Marvelous Music Monday - Theme of a Time Lord - December 30, 2013

This week's theme for the Monday Music Moves Me hop is your favorites from 2013 or songs about 'time' or if you really prefer, songs about "New Year's."  My preferences went towards time - a Time Lord, that is!

This year was the last year that Matt Smith will be "The Doctor"
So, in tribute to this Time Lord,
Here's the 11th Doctor's Theme

Join in on the fun!

XmasDolly, is the Conductor on this Musical trip.  Co-conductors Callie of Jamerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy of Cathy Kennedy’s Blog and Naila Moon of Just the Stuff You Know

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mother's Therapy Organics - Natural and Organic Hand Sanitizers and Lotions - Review and Giveaway - ends 1/15 US

The following products were provided to me for free from Mother's Therapy Organics in the hopes that I would mention it on my blog. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless, all thoughts are my own honest opinions.

My family and I have been searching for more and more products that are more natural and organic.  I look at my lotions and hand sanitizers and find ingredients that I can't even pronounce let alone know what they actually are.  Hand and baby lotions along with hand sanitizers are common products that most of us use on almost a daily basis.  Products from national brands are just filled with unpronounceable chemicals.  Do they come from natural sources or from a laboratory?

Now I am not going to start listing and explaining all the chemicals that are in our products.  Clearly, I am no expert, but when I see easily recognizable and organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Lavender Essential Oil, or Chamomile, then I know what I am putting on my skin and that of my children.  Other woman have had the same concerns as I, and that is how Mother's Therapy Organics was started. 

All of the ingredients found in Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion, Germ-fight'n Hand Lotion, and Hand Sanitizer are organic and natural.  They are great for young tender skin as well as adult skin.  My family has really become attached to using these great products.  I am so thankful that Mother's Therapy Organics sent me their entire line of products to review.

I have never found an adult body lotion that really worked well for me.  Living in the desert, I have found that my skin dries out very quickly in our dry weather be it hot or cold (year round, we are usually around 18% humidity).  Most adult big name lotions just left me feeling greasy, so I went back to my kids' baby lotions, and found a bit of relief for my dry skin.  Yet looking at the ingredients before right now, there are names of ingredients that I just don't know what they are?  The very first ingredient in the Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion is Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera).  Now that is something I recognize and know that it is something very good for me.  On my name brand baby lotion, that is the last ingredient on the list of all those other things!  Other clearly recognizable ingredients in Mother's Therapy Organics Baby Lotion are: Palm Oil, Chamomile, Shea Butter, Cucumber, Lavender Oil, etc.  Only the purest organic and natural ingredients are used for your baby's young tender skin. 

The Mother's Organic Germ-fight'n Hand Lotion was formulated for when you change baby.   A small dab of Mother’s Therapy Organics Germ-fight’n Hand Lotion prior-to and after a diaper change keeps baby — and yourself — healthy and clean.  It has been quite a while since I have had a baby in the house, but my girls like using this when they are out of the home.  It is a take along lotion for them to keep their hands soft while also keeping those germs down.  My daughter, a grad student, keeps this with her and frequently uses this.  The Mother's Organic Germ-fight'n Hand Lotion is also formulated with all organic and natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Lemon and Lime Essential Oils, and Oregano naturally fight germs while keeping skin soft and supple. This is not a thick lotion so that it can quickly be absorbed into the skin.

Here is the one that is used most often in my home - especially among my boys going to college: The Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer.  We like having extra protection during the cold and flu season.  This is the only hand sanitizer that we have found that does NOT dry out skin.  Those common hand sanitizers found on store shelves just dry out hands, and they do have one horrible and totally chemical ingredient that I do recognize and know: propylene glycol - antifreeze!  Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizer has absolutely no propylene glycol.  Formulated with all natural and organic ingredients such as: Aloe Vera, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Lavender Essential Oil, and natural alcohol that will kill 99% of most germs, it leaves skin feeling softer than before it was used!  The Hand Sanitizer is available in 32oz, 4oz, or easy to take along travel size.

My family and I really love all of the Mother's Therapy Organics products that we have tried.  We are so happy to have found lotions and especially a hand sanitizer that is not only effective, but leaves skin feeling oh-so-soft, that are natural and organic and safe for daily use.  Recommended and used by The Goddard School of Early Childhood Development.  You can find all of Mother's Therapy Organics products so conveniently and for a great deal at Amazon.  

Find more information at Mother's Therapy Organics website.  Connect and Converse with Mother's Therapy Organics on Facebook, on Twitter @MothersTherapy, and Google+.

With so many thanks to Mother's Therapy Organics, one person is going to a Family Pack of Mother's Therapy Organics Hand Sanitizers to help your family survive the Flu and Cold season.  This is a $30 Value!  This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on January 15, 2014.

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