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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - YIKES! More SNAKES! - April 1, 2015

The snakes are out!  With 95 degree weather, they should be.  Last week, I had the photo of a baby red racer.  This week is a gopher snake.  He was really quite docile, and didn't mind me stepping around him to take his photo.  We have yet to see a rattlesnake, but we probably will.

This is an alfalfa butterfly.  (Many thanks to my son-in-law for the identification)

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#Review - Buddha Board - The Grown-Up Version of Paint with Water

I loved painting with water when I was a little squirt.  Since I am really not much of an artist, just being able to stroke water upon a page and let it come alive was fascinating for me.  Well, I'm a bit too old for that now, or am I?

Have you ever heard of the Buddha Board?  It's the grown-up version of "paint with water," but with a little more "Zen."  The Original Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment.  The paintings that are created on the Buddha Board do just live for the moment.

I was sent the original Buddha Board to review.  It comes with a special board to paint on, a bamboo brush and ‘Japanese style’ water tray/stand.

Simply add half an inch of water to the water tray, gently place the board into the notches of the tray, dip your bamboo brush in the water and ‘paint’ on the special surface of the board, watching as your creation boldly comes to life. As the water slowly evaporates your art will magically disappear, leaving you with a clean slate, a clear mind, and ready to create a whole new masterpiece.

Here I am adding the water to the tray/stand.  Now it is time to create!

Well, just some doodles to start.  The special board seems to absorb the water a bit, then it just evaporates away.

After each of your creations, the water will begin to evaporate.  Once the water evaporates, the board is now clear for a new picture to be painted.  It is supposed to take about three minutes for the water to evaporate fully, but in our dry desert air, it only takes about a minute.

Buddha Board is environmentally friendly - no ink, no paint, no chemicals - and will last for years with proper care.

It's really fun to create a bunch of pictures with just water!  If you have a really great masterpiece, all you need to do to save it is snap a picture of it.  This board is meant for doodling, having some fun, letting go.

Would you like to master the art of letting go by once again painting with water?  The original Buddha Board is just what you need.  BUY IT TODAY at or find it at a store near you.

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Gift Idea

An original Buddha Board with make a great gift for Mother's Day, birthday's, fun wedding or anniversary gift, holidays, - just about any occasion.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - March 31 to April 6, 2015

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways. Watch those covers of some of those romance books, girls. Please no almost nude covers, thank you.
  3. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  4. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

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Champagne Kitchen Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons - #Review & #Giveaway - ends 4/20 US

I remember fondly the items that my grandmother used when she was baking.  Most were of the best quality, and meant to last for years.  I always wanted grandmother's old set of measuring spoons to make my own and to pass down to my children.  While shopping, I would always look for some good ones, but none could never muster up to grandma's - until recently...

This set from Champagne Kitchen will stand the tests of time.  These are super heavy duty stainless steel measuring spoons with the measurements stamped into them.  These innovative spoons have a versatile design to fit in any containers including those with narrow openings such as spice jars. Made from professional quality stainless steel, these durable kitchen tools have been tested for accuracy to ensure successful results.

Blasted old plastic measuring spoons - they just don't fit!!!

Now these fit!  Ever get frustrated that your measuring spoon won't get into your spice jar.  Let those frustrations go, as the Champagne Kitchen's corrosion proof measuring spoons can get the spice you need right from the bottle.

Even the small bottles!

Main Benefits

• Precise measurement for any cooks.
• Non-toxic stainless steel material only, no plastic.
• Narrow shape provides easy access to ingredients in small containers.
• Flat bottom provides stable surface to sit on counter without tipping over
• The set is tied together by a chain that is easy to remove and put back for either individual use or convenient nesting storage.
• Long handle permits easy access into deep jars and canisters.

• Brand: Champagne KitchenTM
• Measurement size: 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 3/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 TBSP
• Capacities displayed in US and Metric.
• Made of durable polished High Quality Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Class 304, 18/8.
• Dishwasher safe.
• Light weight of only 4.8 oz. (137 g.)
• Made in China.

• BONUS GIFT - Receive a complimentary eBook featuring the use of these spoons: "Easy French Cuisine Recipes" (a value of $2.99), a perfect way to use your new measuring spoon set. Limited time offer
• Helpful Conversion Table
Comes With a Safe Lifetime No Questions Asked Replacement or Cash Back Guarantee.

My set did come with the chain broken.  I contacted Champagne Kitchen to ask for a replacement chain, and they sent me another set!  That is their policy!

These measuring spoons will become treasured heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.  BUY THEM TODAY AT AMAZON!  These are the only and last measuring spoons you will ever need to buy.

Champagne Kitchen is a premium high quality brand of Kitchen tools. From serious cooking to your everyday kitchen pleasure, we bring you the culinary tools to express your passion. We strive to offer helpful and knowledgeable expertise to serve you. Dedication to customer service and strong commitment to quality are the foundation of our mission:  Awaken Your Inner Chef!

With many thanks to Champagne Kitchen, one of my lucky readers will win a set of the best measuring spoons ever.  This giveaway will end on April 19, 2015, and is open to US residents 18+ only.  Two mandatory entries of a blog post comment AND shipping information must be completed in order to be considered entered, all other entries are optional.  Be sure to bookmark this page to come back daily  to claim your bonus entries.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New Dial Sugar Cane Corn Husk Hand Soap #Giveaway - Three Winners - ends 4/19/15 US

I've some exciting news for you.  Dial has a new hand soap - Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap.

Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap is the newest member of the Dial Boutique Collection Hand Soap line.  With a creamy sweet scent inspired by fresh cut sugar cane, this premium formula with gentle micro scrubbers cleanses deeply while moisturizing and smoothing skin.

This conditioning soap that will hydrate your skin and visibly take away the dryness.  The little micro-scrubbers help to gently remove dirt  from your hands and cuticles to leave them feeling smooth and refreshed.

This is a very soothing soap that does clean your hands efficiently while leaving them more moisturized than before.  You do feel the little scrubbers working to cleanse the dirt and germs hidden throughout your hands.  Washing hands frequently is the more important thing you can do to help not the spread of germs.  Having a hand soap that has refreshing moisture while it cleans is a big plus.

This family soap looks really good in the bathroom.  The other day I noticed how the soap goes through the pump.  It has such a soft golden color that is so pleasing to the eye.

The Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap is the newest addition to the Boutique Collection.  Each and every one of these bottles add a personal touch of style to your home.  They all have a unique vibrant scent, with refreshing moisture, and those wonderful gentle micro-scrubbers.  Dial just updated their bottles and a new elegant design will bring style to all your bathrooms while the refreshing moisture will leave hands feeling fresh and hydrated all day long.

America's trusted brand for 65 years, Dial continues to deliver clean, healthy skin for you and your family. Dial Healthier Skin. Healthier You.

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Giveaway!  I have three coupons to give to three lucky winners.  Each winner will receive one of the following coupons:

One coupon for One FREE Dial Boutique Collection Sugar Cane Hand Soap 8oz. pump. max value $4.00

One coupon for One FREE Dial Complete Omega Moiture foaming Hand Wash 7.5oz. - max value $4.00

One coupon for One FREE Dial Liquid hand Soap 7.5oz. or larger - max value $3.00

This giveaway will end on April 19, 2015, and is open to US residents only.  All entries are optional.  Be sure to bookmark this page to come back daily to claim your bonus entries.  Good Luck!

The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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