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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Current Giveaways - Target $300 Gift Card Ends Tonight! - November 30, 2013


Here are all the current giveaways.  Enter while you still have the chance.


WarmTradition.com Hot Water Bottle 12/14 US

 
Emersom Creek Pottery 2 Qt. Baking Dish or Pie Plate 12/12 US
5 Winners! Denise Richards Eau de Parfum Spray 12/9 US


TeddyBearsPersonalized Hoodie or Sweater Teddy Bear 12/7 US/CA


$50 Paypal Giveaway 12/7 WW


3 Winners! Samsill Binder and 100 Sheet Protectors 12/2 US


$300 Target GC 11/30 US
This is the last day to Enter to win the $300 Target Gift Card. 
 
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
 
 



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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fun Feature Friday - Insane Domino Tricks! - November 29, 2013

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Here's something fun for the day after Thanksgiving - Insane Domino Tricks.  Taking over 3 months and between 20,000 to 25,000 dominoes, these two people created a spectacular domino run.  Enjoy all the neat effects!






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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Add Some Zing to Your Holiday Dinner Parties With the Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder by Ozeri - Review

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned below for free in the hopes that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.


My husband is someone who loves lots, and I mean lots, of pepper on his food.  One thing he really gets frustrated by is a pepper shaker that will not shake pepper out fast enough.  Pepper that is already ground out of a shaker is OK for him, but he really prefers fresh ground pepper.


How very fortunate for us - or should I say my husband only - that we were given the opportunity to review the Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder from Ozeri.  This pepper mill and grinder has been used daily morning and evening to provide fresh ground pepper to our meals.  I always thought that pepper was all right smelling, but there is a scintillating aroma from freshly ground pepper that I never realized. 


Grinding pepper is a breeze with the Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper and Grinder.  The small battery operated motor (uses 4 AA batteries that are not included) gets the ceramic grinding mechanism grinding with just a touch on the chrome plated button at the top.  The grinders can be adjusted from fine to course.  We have ours set for a more course grind of pepper.  What I like is the little light that automatically turns on.  That little light is so great, because I can see so easily how much pepper is on my food - especially when we are dining by candlelight.


 I really appreciate that the peppercorn container is see-through so I can tell when I have to refill it.  It is so easy to take the grinder apart to refill.  The compartment has a wide enough hole for refilling that I don't have to worry about spilling any peppercorns. The grip on the grinder is soft to the touch, and won't slip out of your hands. 


Everyone in the family enjoys passing this around the table to add some pepper to their food.  It is a clean and efficient way of grinding our pepper. I do wish that there was a bottom cover to the grinder, because sometimes someone will accidentally hit the button and we get some pepper around the counter or floor.  Also, I do sneeze more, too, because I like to smell the exotic fragrance of freshly ground pepper!

We are thinking of getting another one so that we will have a sea salt grinder.  That's right, the Artesio Soft Touch electric Pepper Mill and Grinder can also be used to grind salt or other spices of your choosing.

Great Holiday Gift Idea!

Do you know someone who loves pepper on their food, or would like an efficient way of grinding their own salt or other spices?  Then the Artesio Soft Touch electric Pepper Mill and Grinder by Ozeri would be great!  I have found an incredible deal for this pepper mill and grinder at Amazon!

The Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder by Ozeri will bring plenty of zing to your holiday dinner parties! 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Warm Your Body Naturally with a Hot Water Bottle from WarmTraditions.com - Holiday Gift Guide Review and Giveaway - ends 12/14 US

I received one or more of the products or services mentioned below for free in the hopes that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 


For the past few years, we have been trying to get our electric bill down to a reasonable amount.  Every where I find that we can save, we save.  Here are a few examples of how we are saving.  We have switched out all of our plug-in night lights for solar lights charged outside during the day.  We turn our electric hot water heater off at night.  We bundle up in warm down covers at night instead of using electric blankets and keeping the heater on all night.  And we have stopped using our electric heating pads, and have turned to using the more natural cost-effective hot water bottle.


Now you may think of hot water bottles as like the kind that granny used to use -- those old rubber ones that would just stink and then have to be re-filled with hot water every hour or so, or even leaked!  Hot water bottles have really be redefined and made more environmentally friendly!  I am talking of the hot water bottles that can warm your body naturally at WarmTradition.com.   Warm Tradition offers the most eco-friendly thermoplastic BPA - FREE hot water bottles manufactured under strict conditions in Germany, then they add almost every cozy hot water bottle cover (made in the USA) you can think of, from fleece to velour to flannel and more in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures for men, women, children, babies and even pets!


I just love all three fantastic hot water bottles that I have received from WarmTradition.com.  The cozy covers make it unnecessary to wrap a towel around the bottle.   My latest is a charcoal turtleneck cable knit covered bottle.  It is soft and cozy, and if need be, the knit cover can be taken off and washed in my washing machine to clean.  It has warmed the foot of my bed for quite a few nights now. They are so easy to fill with their extra large opening, and these bottles are leak-proof!


There are many uses for a hot water bottle.  Here are just a few:

Aches and pains from muscle tension or spasms can be debilitating.  Heat therapy can help relieve pain form the muscle spasm and related tightness.  Hot Water Bottle application can help provide pain relief several ways:

  • The heat from the hot water bottle dilates the blood vessels of the muscles.  This increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
  • Heat from the hot water bottle stimulates the sensory receptors of the skin, which means that applying heat to the area of pain will decrease the transmissions of pain signals to the brain and relieve the discomfort.
  • Heat from the hot water bottle facilitates stretching the soft tissues, muscles, connective tissue and adhesions.  With a hot water bottle, there will be a decrease in the stiffness and an increase in flexibility and comfort.

One of the most common complaints from children is a stomach ache.  They can be mild and short live, or they can be chronic.  It can be cramping or sharp.  Many times it's harmless and passes.  A hot water bottle will help a child with a stomach ache become more comfortable.  Resting with a hot water bottle will often help the pain to subside.  If the child is a baby, put the hot water bottle on your knees and lay the baby on its belly on top of the covered hot water bottle.  If the child is older, they should lie on their back with the hot water bottle on their tummy.  Using a covered hot water bottle will protect the delicate skin of children

Warm Tradition has an assortment of covered hot water bottles that appeal to children.  A hot water bottle with a cute cuddly cover will entice a child to hold it close and not toss it aside.

Stay warm skiing this year and pack along a Warm Tradition hot water bottle with you and your hands and feet will thank you.  Your feet will need a good warm up after a long day of skiing.  Simply fill your hot water bottle with very hot water and let your feet rest on top of the bottle.  You will feel the cold melt away and turn into warm comforting goodness.




The warm comfort of a hot water bottle from Warm Tradition will keep water warm for up to six hours!  It does, for I have tested the bottles warmth after six hours, and it was still a bit warm.  Go ahead, and fall asleep with one.  


WarmTradition.com is a sponsor of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, and I recommend one or more of their eco-friendly thermoplastic BPA - FREE hot water bottles to gift yourself or to a treasured friend or loved one.  Their hot water bottles are odorless, recyclable, and safe to use.  There are literally hundreds of styles and colors to choose from.  Most of the covered hot water bottles from WarmTradition.com are only $19.95.  Most orders are fulfilled within 2 days of your order, and Free Standard Shipping on orders of $75 or more.

Fill It - Hug It - Love It!

Ordering a Warm Tradition Hot Water Bottle couldn't be simpler!  Just head on over to WarmTradition.com and find the perfect hot water bottle for you or for someone you love.   You can also find Warm Tradition on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

Winner's Choice of Hot Water Bottle from WarmTradition.com

With many thanks to Warm Tradition, one person will win their choice of a hot water bottle $19.95 to $21.95 in value.   This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on December 14, 2013.





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Wordless Wednesday - Big Bear's First Good Snowfall - November 27, 2013


I took this photo early on Sunday morning after our three day rain.  We see Big Bear Mountain from the desert side.  Most of the snow is gone now, but I am quite sure the ski resorts are making the white stuff for the skiers this Thanksgiving weekend.

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