Nov 23, 2008

Land's End Giveaway

Mommies United is giving away a Land's End Wheeled Duffle Bag:
Expires Dec 12.

Keurig Platinum Brewing System Giveaway

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a Keurig's Platinum Brewing System here:
Expires Nov 29.

Jun 23, 2008

Win a Dyson Vacuum

Kristin at An Ordinary Life is giving away a Dyson Vacuum! Hurry, the contest ends 06/25. Good Luck!

Jun 3, 2008

Do you like to enter contests? Check out these Blogs

I am a contest-o-holic. I search the web for contsts to enter, and I win fairly regularly. Lately, I have been finding numerous contests on blogs, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites.
This is a wonderful site that lists contests from various sites, mostly geared toward Mommies with young children.
This site lists several contests daily, and hosts a few of it's own, too.
This is another site that lists several contests from other sites, updated daily.
One contest, geared toward young families listed each day.
Cool site with their own contests, updated often.

May 8, 2008

More Mother's Day Giveaways

Check out the Mommy Daddy blog for some wonderful prizes
Five Minutes for Mom has a long list of prizes they are giving away
For a list of giveaways that is updated daily, check out An Island Review
AND A Contest Blog
Good Luck!

May 4, 2008

Mother's Day Giveaway

Head over to Hip Mama's Place for a chance to win some great prizes. Good luck to all!

Apr 22, 2008

Earth Day 2008!

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature." -Anne Frank

Earth Day causes me to examine what I am doing to preserve our wondrous planet. Over the past few years my family has been slowly developing more "earth friendly" habits by recycling, using compact fluorescent light bulbs, composting, and other things. These few things take very little time, but can have a big impact collectively, as more and more people do the same.
I hope everyone will take the time to consider what they can do to preserve the earth for future generations. It is a small price to pay for such a beautiful place to live!

Mar 24, 2008

I found this great book blog with a giveaway today....

Are you interested in winning a free book? Here's your chance ....A Book Blogger's Diary is having a fantastic book giveaway! Check out the review of "The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly", a book this reviewer calls "...A sweeping saga of enterprise, sacrifice, romance and glory..." and enter to win a copy.And after you enter this giveaway, check out the rest of the blog to enter giveaways galore which this book blogger has gathered from around the web!Enter before April 1st.

Mar 20, 2008

Win an Ipod Touch

I enter hundreds of contests almost every day. I've won some great prizes, including 2 trips to NYC for 2 of my daughters (but no trip for me yet!), a set of golf clubs for my hubby, a couple of printers, cash money (the BEST prize!), and lost and lots of other things. Here is a chance for you to win an Ipod Touch and check out a great cooking blog. Good Luck to all (especially me!)

Feb 18, 2008

Macaroni and Cheese

I tried a new recipe for dinner tonight, Macaroni and Cheese from Gourmet magazine's Epicurious website. It was pretty good, but I think it could have used more liquid. The recipe made a very big batch, and called for a pound of elbow macaroni, so I will probably also decrease the amount of macaroni to 3/4 of a pound, so it will be more saucey. Here is the link to the recipe:

Feb 3, 2008

I am a Foodie

The dictionary's definition of foodie is, in part "A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet". While I do not consider myself a "gourmet", I do have a great love for, and interest in food. I read about food-related topics in books, magazines, and on the web; I watch numerous cooking shows on TV; I search the web for recipes on a daily basis; I collect cookbooks; I even read culinary fiction. I have noted some of my favorite "foodie" links to the right, but I have hundreds more. I love to bake, especially cookies, biscotti, and muffins. It relaxes me, and is a creative outlet. My mother was a great cook and an amazing pie-baker (alas, I have never been able to match her flaky piecrust!), and when I am baking I sometimes feel a connection to her (she died almost 25 years ago.) I am still figuring out what this blog will be, but one thing I am sure of is that I will be sharing some recipes, and I hope to have readers who will share theirs as well.
"...Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly..."
1 Cor 13:13

Jan 29, 2008

Here I go...

A bit about me:
I live in Central Ohio, I have been married for 28 years to a great guy, I have 3 grown children and a somewhat spoiled dog (thanks to the kids who are mostly gone now, leaving me to deal with him!) I like to bake, crochet, read fiction and cookbooks, enter sweepstakes, and am mostly a homebody (exciting stuff, huh?)
"Fibrofoggy" refers to the term "fibrofog" (also called "brainfog") which is used to describe cognitive symptoms that people with fibromyalgia sometimes experience, such as memory loss, confusion and a sort of mental dis-connection. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago, after several years of going through unexplainable pain, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and headaches. What I have learned about this condition is that the most important thing is to pay attention to, and take care of your body. Gentle exercise helps - I like walking outside and doing yoga. For me, prayer is vital. I believe God is with me every day, helping me and loving me. Until next time...
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche