The Truth about Liars

The Truth about Liars

I’ve had a lot of liars come and go into my life.  No matter how old I get, I still seem to get snowed by them.  I never could figure out why it would happen.  I wondered if they saw me coming, and thought, “I can get one over on her!”  Then, they attempted it as many times as possible until I finally caught onto their lies. I finally came to the conclusion that the reason I believe people is that I don’t live my life as a lie.  I…

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Halloween Through the Years – Halloween Costumes I Sewed for My Kids

Halloween Through the Years – Halloween Costumes I Sewed for My Kids

Halloween was always one of my favorite times of year to sew.  Costumes are a lot of fun because they inspire creativity, and, sometimes, cause me to think outside of the box in order to achieve the kind of look I want. When I first started letting my children trick or treat, I actually waited a few years.  I was in my twenties and living in the Bible Belt.  I was conflicted between whether or not I should allow my children to participate or if I should turn off the…

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The WINNER of Uncle Gary’s Freaky Fein Friday is……

The WINNER of Uncle Gary’s Freaky Fein Friday is……

I have serious envy for the winner today. I love BBQ, and I would be THRILLED to receive this package. Uncle Gary’s Peppers and Pepper Jelly, Fein Tasting Foods, and I thank all of you for being a part of this awesome giveaway. AND, the WINNER IS…. NORA from http://sunnydayswithmyloves.blogspot.com/! Nora, please send me your information so that Uncle Gary’s Peppers and Pepper Jelly and Fein Tasting Foods can send you the giveaway! Thanks again to all for participating!  You just never know when something good will happen.  😉

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Ore Ida – Reminders of Being a Kid

Ore Ida – Reminders of Being a Kid

It’s funny how food can bring you back in time. I hadn’t bought Ore Ida products for awhile. There’s no particular reason why – I just didn’t think to do it. When I brought the bags home, and put them in my freezer, I was stunned about how many times I turned to them when I was cut short on time to think of something ingenious to serve on the side of my dishes. What’s even better is that it brought me back to being a kid on those occasions…

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Johnsonville Sausage and Super Easy Recipes

Johnsonville Sausage and Super Easy Recipes

I’ve always considered myself to be a person who didn’t love sausage.  I’ve tried different kinds over the years, and it just wasn’t my thing to cook with it.  In fact, I’m known to use sausage once a year – in a cornbread sausage stuffing for Thanksgiving.  That’s about the extent of my sausage use in cooking. Then, I tried some recipes with Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage.  I was really surprised at the taste. I have chickens, and, sometimes, we get egg overkill.  One of the first recipes I tried…

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Uncle Gary’s Freaky Fein Friday Giveaway!

Uncle Gary’s Freaky Fein Friday Giveaway!

Yes, it’s TRUE! With the Halloween spirit in mind, Uncle Gary’s Peppers and Fein Tasting Foods have combined together for the ULTIMATE BBQ giveaway. This is something you don’t want to pass up! You’ve heard about them. You’ve heard your friends rave…. or maybe you saw Uncle Gary’s Peppers featured on the Today Show, The Chew, or even on the Food Channel. No matter how you heard of them, you may actually have the chance to try the infamous Uncle Gary’s Peppers and Fein Tasting Foods TOGETHER- BBQ STYLE! We’re…

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Winners of the Giveaway from eatKeewa!

Winners of the Giveaway from eatKeewa!

GOOD MORNING! When eatKeewa told me they wanted to do a giveaway for three people, I was so excited.  After having a chance to try their products, I knew it would be something people would really enjoy.  Also, after having a child have to go gluten free, it was great to find another product that she could eat – especially when she’s a snacking kind of person.  When you have to cut gluten out of your diet, choices are limited.  Many know the trials and tribulations of finding something that…

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Colette’s Response – Thanks for all the kind words!

Colette’s Response – Thanks for all the kind words!

Hello, Strangers! Remember the story I wrote about Colette?  You can find the story here:  http://hudsonvalleyhandymom.com/?p=668 Colette is a 93 year old woman I met and befriended during eight hours of flight delays.  Both of us left the same airports.  Both of us had the same connecting flights.  Both of us were caught in a nightmarish trip all the way back to Seattle.  Except for one thing – we were able to enjoy the company of each other. Since the article I wrote, friends of Colette and her family had…

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A GIVEAWAY! From eatKeenwa! Amazing tasting Quinoa and GLUTEN FREE!

A GIVEAWAY!  From eatKeenwa!  Amazing tasting Quinoa and GLUTEN FREE!

I’m so excited about another product I was introduced to recently!  I was sent some samples, and…geez, this company is really going to change my mind on so many levels about eating healthier.  First off, I downed one of their bags so quickly, it was embarrassing.  I had to request a picture because nothing was left of the samples!  I could truly become a serious addict of their Cinnamon Banana Strawberry Quinoa Krunch.  WOW!!!  It’s amazing stuff.  I can’t say enough good things about it. What is eatKeenwa Krunch?  It’s…

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And the Winner of the Bai 5 Giveaway is….

And the Winner of the Bai 5 Giveaway is….

I was more excited today to be able to post a winner to the giveaway than I ever dreamed.  It was so great to see the posts regarding Bai 5, but I have to say that I’m completely jealous of the winner because I drank all my Bai 5.  So, to the winner, while you’re drinking your Bai 5, think of me.  I’m lucky since Bai 5 is located in a store near me.  If you’re not sure if it’s located near you, go to http://drinkbai.com and use their store…

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