Archive for September 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Happy Friday dear readers. I know that's it's only September, but for many bloggers, it means time to work on their gift guides. Never having done a gift guide of my own, I'm happy to team up with a group of seasoned bloggers this year.
Bloggers 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Sign Up
Right now Sign up is Free and Limited !
Most of the Business's that have listing on here are ones who hire bloggers for Reviews and PR Jobs through the year, so a great way to get noticed as a PR Blogger and get on the Reps Blogger Lists for when they have reviews and sponsor post jobs etc.
** Does My Blog have to be a Big Blog **
NO - this is the great part, any size blog , any niche is welcome. The only restriction we have is , your blog can not have pornographic material on it. If it does - Do not sign up - we are Family Friendly !
** Where will my Link to my Blog Be Seen **
We will have a page specific listing " PR Friendly Bloggers " on the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Web Site - Visible to all on the landing page and other guide pages. Your Link will be linked to your blog or media kit page ( your choice). This Gift guide will be promoted by many bloggers, as well as the businesses on their sites and social media too during the 2 months. Also we may even feature YOUR Blog in our Special Mailings from time to time.
** Perks **
- PR Marketers for Businesses See Your Page - These are the people who Hire Bloggers to promote Products for reviews, sponsor posts, ambassador programs, etc- all year long !
- There will be special giveaway promotions during this time , Fun Secret Santa for Bloggers Only. ++
** HOW DO I SIGN MY BLOG UP**
Click HERE to Sign UP Today !
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
My youngest daughter has a way with animals. She loves them, they love her. She and our outside cat have a very special bond which is clearly evident to anyone that gets to watch them together. Here are some photos from their recent "photo shoot". There were close to 40 photos in this session, it was hard for me to choose which ones to share. All photos were taken by my daughter with Catty-Cat's approval.
|Catty-Cat comes when my daughter calls her.|
|Starting things off with a good chin scratch.|
|Catty-Cat plops and asks for more love. Yes, my daughter can pet that belly!|
|Catty- Cat insists on more petting. She's so pretty, who could refuse?|
|Happy Cat, happy girl. |
Do you have a Wordless Wednesday post up this week too? Leave me a comment with your blogs name and I'll stop by to check it out.
Monday, September 22, 2014
- 1 Frixion Clicker erasable gel pen
- 1 B2P ballpoint pen
- 1 Frixion Lite erasable highlighter
- 6 B2P rolling ball gel pens- (B2P stands for bottle to pen- they are made from recycled water bottles!)
- 1 Acroball fine point pen
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thank you Mabel's Labels for sponsoring this post. All opinions are love of labels and pirates are 100% my own.
Did you know today is National Pirate's Day? It's true! Did you know that it's the second annual Talk like a Pilot day too? No? Me either on this one- but Mabel's Labels sure did!
Mabel's Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull 'n' Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Plus, on 9/20, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel's Labels. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers!
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- 8-10) small red potatoes- well scrubbed and pierced with knife to allow steaming during cooking.
- 2-4) medium Parsnips- well scrubbed, quartered lengthwise.
- 5-6) medium carrots- well scrubbed, quartered lengthwise.
- 1-2) medium onions- peeled, quartered.
- 5-6) Creamini Mushrooms, washed, dried.
- 2) tablespoons cooking oil of choice to coat pan and rack.
- 3) tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature.
- 2) tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage or 1 tablespoon dried sage.
- 7) sprigs fresh Rosemary, dried.
- 1) 4-5 pound whole organic (if possible) chicken- patted dry.
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt or salt of choice (we used fresh ground pink Himalayan rock salt).
- 1 tablespoon dried Sage.
- ¼ teaspoon ground dried Thyme.
- ¼ teaspoon ground dried Marjoram.
- ¼ cup water or dry white wine.
- Preheat oven to 400° F
- Layer bottom of rack with sprigs of fresh Rosemary if desired. Layer cut vegetables on rack.
- (insert veggie rack pic)
- Pour ¼ cup water in bottom of roaster.
- Place chicken in center of vegetables.
- Mix butter and sage together in small bowl. (micro-wave butter to soften as needed.)
- Using a basting brush or fingertips, rub sage butter over chicken. Pull skin off breast meat and spread sage butter there if desired.
- Use the rest of the sage butter on vegetables.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and other dried herbs over chicken.
- Roast chicken and vegetables in 400 ° F oven for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 375 ° F, continue roasting until thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165 ° F and veggies are tender.
- Stir and baste once.
- Add Creamini mushrooms after 45 minutes cooking time.
- Cook for approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Check chicken for doneness right before the hour mark and plan cooking time accordingly.
- Once chicken and vegetables are done, transfer vegetables to serving bowl, cover to keep warm.
- Tilt chicken allowing juices to flow from chicken,
- Put chicken on cutting surface.
- Cut chicken and serve with vegetables.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
- Learn more about the twelve organizations you can vote for receiving Imagination Playground™
- Download coupon offers
- Locate a play space near you
Please share in comments: Does your neighborhood have enough play spaces?
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2014: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
By Tera Kinsman
Dark Hope by Monica McGurk is a YA fiction book about Hope Carmichael, a teenager who was abducted as a child. Her father had raised her in a religious, overprotective environment, until she was 15. Hope’s mother gained custody, and she finally has a chance to be a normal teenager in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please share in comments: What is your favorite YA book?
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Our thanks to Clever Girls for sponsoring this post today. While we received a copy of Dark Hope and compensation, all opinions are 100% our own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
- Mums and colorful leaves
- Pies and casseroles
- Football and bonfires
- Boots and sweaters