Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I thought I'd put out a post today called Two Tip Tuesday. I want to start sharing tips I've come across that help me out in my every day life. I always love a good tip. I hope to continue having Two Tip Tuesday posts.
The first tip I wanted to share is a cleaning tip for around the house. I heard this somewhere years ago and it really does work. If you have a lot of gunk in your microwave, it helps to cut a lemon in half and put it in a bowl of water. Heat it up for a few minutes, maybe 2 or 3 and just let it sit in the microwave. Something about this helps to loosen the gunk of the microwave and it makes it easier to clean it up.
After you've finished using that lemon in the microwave, you can then put it in your garbage disposal to help deodorize the kitchen sink. I find it easier to cut the lemon into small pieces.
Well, the baby is fussing so it is off to see what we can do to fix that. Have a great day!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Be sure to check this blog tomorrow for Two Tip Tuesday. I'll have two great tips for you.
Happy Monday everyone!
Friday, March 27, 2009
My Fabulous Friday pick today are these cute ducky bags. I picked these up at Walgreen's this week. They have a coupon in their ciruclar that you can get 6 for dollar. I thought these would come in handy since with the rubber ducks they are kind of generic. Wouldn't these make great favor bags for a first birthday party, or just as a special treat for someone? Who doesn't love a cheerful yellow ducky?
I've seen some great deals at Walgreen's lately. If you have one in your area I'd suggest giving their circular a once over.
Next week is April Fool's Day on Wednesday. Let me give you a hint that you'd be foolish not to check back on this blog. There may be another give away in the near future. Hint, hint.
Well, that is all from my neck of the woods. Hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I wanted to share with you two little handy tips. My kitchen has a white sink in it which I'm not a big fan of. Over the years it has gotten scratched and it can be a real bear to clean. I discovered one day that putting dish washing detergent (the liquid kind you put in the dishwasher) in the sink and letting it soak for a couple of hours did the trick to bring the sink back to its pearly white look. I don't have a specific brand. A lot of times we buy the big two pack off brand at Sam's but I've used name brands like Cascade and it has worked.
My second tip is one I read in a recent issue of all you magazine. The tip is to take an Armoral wipe that you use on your car dash and to wipe your leather shoes with it and buff. It is supposed to help put a water proof barrier on your shoes. I love this idea.
Well, that is all from my neck of the woods. Check back tomorrow for the Fabulous Favorite Friday post. Have a great day!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I'm so excited to announce the winners of the Fiber One Spa Baskets. I am so happy 3 of you are going to get a great treat in the mail. Here is what the random generator came up with.
Here are your random numbers:5, 3, 10
Timestamp: 2009-03-23 04:00:59 UTC
Poster #3 was...
I love those fiberone bars we got turned on to themwhen we were watching our diets closely! We still ewat them een though we've fallen off the wagon...LOL!
Poster #5 was...
I love Fiber one Caramel Delight cereal and eat it every morning!(Did I just sound like an annoying testimonial on an infomercial? lol)Happy Sy. Patty's Day to you!
Poster #10 was...
I have to tell you that I clicked on your site because of your user name--Boston Terrier Mommy! We had a dear Boston Terrier named Larry who we had to put down a year ago after raising him for 11 years. I have a special place in my heart for BT's! And what luck that I've visited your site for the first time when you've got a GIVEAWAY! What a great prize! I definitely need a spa break because I am a mom to three boys. Enough said. I'd really like to try these Fiber One bars; I've tried other flavors, but the chocolate mocha sounds right up my alley. Thanks, and so nice to meet you!
Congratulations ladies! I will be sending you an email to get your contact information. I'm giving y'all one week to respond. If I don't hear back from you, I will be picking another winner.
Well, that is all I have for this Monday. I hope to have some more fun posts this week. I will be taking down my St. Patty's decorations and pulling out the Easter stuff. It is fun to think about what I can do for Easter.
Have a great Monday!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I'm so excited that I have a giveaway for you today. A few weeks ago I received this awesome Fiber One spa basket. We have enjoyed sampling these Fiber One bars in the Chocolate Mocha flavor. They have been a great portable breakfast and are a good source of fiber. My dh has especially liked them. The mocha coffee flavor provides a flavorful kick. It can be hard these days to get fiber into your diet, so these are a great option for reaching those daily goals. I really like the fact that you can grab these and go if you need something quick. These bars are also helpful with keeping your digestive system on track. My mom has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eats these to help with that issue.
This spa basket comes with a coupon for a box of the Chocolate Mocha Fiber One bars, a bath pillow, chocolate scented soap, chocolate scented bath crystals, chocolate scented lotion, and a chocolate scent candle. You can retreat to your bathroom and sit back in the tub and enjoy a snack while getting away from it all.
I am so excited for you to get to try this great new product. And, the big news is 3 of you are going to win! In order to be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me why you need a spa break and if you have a favorite Fiber One product.
I will leave the contest open until Sunday, March 22nd. I'll announce the 3 winners next Monday, March 23rd. So, luck o' the Irish to you today. And if you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, remember to share with me. LOL
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
This weeks' Fabulous Friday pick is all you magazine. I just discovered this magazine this week. I picked up a copy at Wal Mart. It was only $2.50. It reminds me of something like Women's Day. It has great tips, fashion, and recipes in it, as well as coupons. The cover shown here is the April issue which hasn't hit the news stands yet. I believe it comes out March 20th. The March cover has a beautiful cake on it.
This is a really cute, cool little magazine. Since magazines can be so expensive, this one is a great deal. Also, in the March issue there is a 50 cent off coupon in the back for purchasing your next issue. I think I'll be picking up April's issue. This magazine is a great value in these crummy economic times. So, it gets the Chic Crafty Chick blog's seal of approval.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Barbies were hands down one of my favorite childhood toys. My sister and I used to have lots of different Barbies and would have hours of fun playing with them. A friend of mine was into Barbies too, so it was fun to go over to her house to play Barbies or have her come to my house. I had the Barbie house that had the elevator that went up and she had the Barbie dream house. She also had the Barbie swimming pool which was so much fun to get to play with.
I remember when I got my Skipper doll. I had to go to the doctor's and they had to run tests and needed blood work. The lady in the lab had a really hard time getting blood from me and had to keep sticking me. I've always had small veins and it is always hard from lab folks to stick me. It freaked me out and I cried and cried. My mom told them we needed a break and she was going to take me out and bring me back. We left and she took me to the store and said I could pick out a Barbie if I'd go back. I had to be about 6 or 7 years old. I decided to pick out a Skipper doll because I didn't have one. That Skipper doll helped me through that icky experience.
I remember my dad fussing when we were kids because no matter how much we would try, a Barbie shoe always seemed to not make it in the clean up box. Now as an adult tripping over kids toys, I have an appreciation for stepping on things like Barbie shoes.
About 9 or 10 years ago I decided I wanted to start collecting Barbie Christmas ornaments. My wonderful husband was able to find me a pink Christmas tree. I have enough ornaments now to pretty well fill up the tree. It is so girly and frou frou and I just love it. I decided this year to not continue buying the ornaments since they take up a lot of space and I pretty much have a lot to fill up the tree. I'll have to post a picture when Christmas comes around.
Do you have any found Barbie memories? I'd love to hear if you do.
Happy Birthday Barbie. You've come a long way baby!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The second reason I'm posting today is that it is Willard Scott's birthday. Willard is turning 75 today and I think that is so cool. I've actually met Willard Scott about 10 years ago. It was through the job I had at the time. He came and did a spot at the state capitol and I was able to be there when they did the spot. I got to shake his hand. The guy is a nut (I mean that in the nicest way) and very high energy. It was neat to see him working first hand. He is a very nice guy.
Some interesting trivia I found out when I was looking him up on Wikipedia to add a picture of him for this post, Willard Scott is credited with creating the Ronald McDonald character for McDonald's. Apparently he was the first Ronald and appeared in a number of commercials. Wikipedia says they canned him due to his weight. Go figure.
So Happy Birthday Willard Scott. I hope you make it another 25 years so your face can be on the Smucker's Jar. Just think how sweet it is.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Today my Fabulous Favorite Friday pick are jeans from Old Navy. Right now they've got a sale on them and it is a great time to pick some up. I have to admit I'm a shorty at only 5' 1" and it is hard for me to find jeans. The last time I bought jeans was 2 years ago at Old Navy. I was so sad they didn't have any last year that worked for me. But, I was in last Friday and found these. They are called "The Flirt" and they are mid rise boot cut jeans. They are $19 on sale. Here is a link to check them out. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=46151&pid=480936&scid=480936002
Here I am modeling them. Just kidding. Don't I wish I looked that good in mine. I love it that Old Navy's jean sizes come in short, regular and long. So, there is something for everyone.
So, if you need to pick up some jeans I'd recommend checking these out.
Here is wishing you a fabulous weekend!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Well this photo pretty sums up today. It's a snow day! We've had the best snowfall here in the last 24 hours. They said it hasn't snowed like this since 2005.
We got all dressed up and treked out into the white wonderland this morning. The little guy is tuckered out and down for a nap now, but I'm sure it is only a matter of time before he is up and ready to go back out.
Here is wishing you warm thoughts this wintry Monday!
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