Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giveaway: Progresso High Fiber Soup & Mugs

Good morning Friends,
It's that time again...and this is a really nice giveaway, too, sponsored by MyBlogSpark.com.

I received a sample of Progresso High Fiber Chicken Soup to try and my teenage son offered to try it out for us...he loves Chicken Soup and like all teenage boys, he LOVES to eat, so it was a perfect fit.

Z gives the soup a big thumb's up and said that the noodles were good and the taste of the broth was really delicious (he calls it the 'juice' haha). He ate it all up lickety split, so I will definitely be buying more for him.

They also included 2 HUGE Soup mugs, that fit very comfortably in your hands and 2 spoons, too. How handy!

To enter to win this great giveaway, just tell me what your favorite soup is. That's it!

I will be choosing a winner on Thursday, so this is a quickie!

Good Luck!!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time For Pumpkin Cake!

I am craving some Pumpkin Cake, so I think it's time to make some!

Here's the
recipe, so easy and soooooo good! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

FREE Subscripton to Cosmopolitan Magazine!

Hurry! This is sure to go FAST and YES, these free subscriptions DO arrive! Gotta love FREE! Free Cosmopolitan Magazine Subscription from Mercury Magazines.

PS: And for $5 deals on magazine subscriptions, see my post from yesterday!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More (NEW) $5 Magazine Subscriptions!

Wow! More magazine subscriptions for only $5 at Amazon.com! Also, you don't have to place an order of $25 or more for free shipping. Each magazine subscription is $5 with free shipping! I don't know how long these prices will last, I know some of the magazines that were $5 last week are back up to their regular prices today, so make sure to order as soon as you can to guarantee the $5 price.

I know many people are scaling back on gifts this year for Christmas, so this might be the perfect gift for someone on your list...and they will receive your gift all year long, too!

Good Housekeeping magazine, together with the Good Housekeeping Institute and the Good Housekeeping Seal, is an American icon of consumer protection and quality assurance. Every issue delivers a unique mix of independent investigation and trusted reporting, along with inspirational and personal stories. The magazine's rich tradition embodies a commitment to the modern home and to a woman's quality of life.

Who Reads House Beautiful?

The House Beautiful reader is someone whose home is her bedrock. She is always improving it because the process – and result – delights her. Happiness in her home comes from easy luxury and highly personal style. Her home is a gift to share with family and friends.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • The Best: The editors' inside-view of today's hottest products.
  • Color: The perfect color every time! Top designers share their colorful secrets for effectively using color.
  • The Makeover: Monthly series following the progress of an ongoing renovation project.
  • Tablescape: Expert advice on setting a luxurious table--or creating a tabletop vignette--in your own home.
  • Ask the Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten shares simple how-tos, recipes, and entertaining tips.
  • Cookbook: Editors put the latest cookbooks to the test, making recipes and offering real advice on what works--and what doesn't.
  • Features: House Beautiful is the home design magazine that puts the reader and her lifestyle, tastes and dreams first. Recent issues have showcased furniture, accessories for the home, the use of color in your rooms, and how to make the most of a small space.

Magazine Layout:

House Beautiful is a larger-than-average magazine printed on rich, glossy paper that makes the photography inside jump off the pages. It is a highly visual magazine featuring homes that are approachable and eclectic.

Country Living is your guide to creating the ultimate in country style. Each issue offers inspirational ideas on:Decorating & Remodeling, Antiques & Collecting, Gardening & Landscaping, Entertaining & Travel.

Harper's BAZAAR, the fashion authority, brings you the latest new looks from the hottest designers. You'll get 12 beautiful issues a year full of best dressed secrets, must-haves and great finds. Experience the best in style and beauty with Harper's BAZAAR.

Seventeen is your handbook to life! Full of great fashion tips that keep you ahead of the trends... the hottest makeup, the best products for beautiful skin, must have jeans, the best shoes, belts & bags, and those great little dresses that keep you looking your best at school, parties... or just about anywhere! Get the latest scoop on celebrities, music, movies and more. Plus, catch up on the guy scene every month with Seventeen's Guy Talk. Recent features include “615 Fashion & Beauty Ideas,” “Be Green: Easy Ways to Save the Planet,” “Your Best Abs Ever,” and “Our First Celeb Beauty Awards.”

Who Reads Seventeen?

Seventeen readers want a guide where they can find everything important, all in one place. Seventeen's fashion-conscious, trendy readers are interested in the latest beauty and style trends. They want to know what's hot in music and movies and get the latest celebrity gossip. Seventeen readers are sophisticated and identify with social issues, political dilemmas, and world news.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Fashion: sportswear, footwear, fashion jewelry & watches, handbags, swimwear, sleepwear/lingerie...
  • Beauty: cosmetics, hair care, skin care...
  • Health: mind and body health, fitness, nutrition...
  • Love Life: boys, dating, and love...
  • Your Life: teenage experiences, true crime, girls who made a difference...
  • Weekend: entertainment, party planning, room makeovers...
  • And… Letter from the Editor, letters from readers, Traumarama, horoscopes.

Magazine Layout:

Seventeen expertly blends engaging articles with beautiful photos. Learn how to do anything with easy directions and step-by-step pictures... craft your hair into the perfect style, strengthen your core for flat abs, and apply makeup to get your perfect look. Each section of the magazine is clearly identifiable, so you can quickly find your favorite articles.

Marie Claire offers solutions for the woman whose time constraints demand one resource to respond to diverse aspects of her life. From global and cultural issues to fashion and beauty coverage, Marie Claire is for the woman of substance with an eye for style.

Redbook is the must-read magazine for today's young, married woman: an individual as passionate about her own needs as she is about those of her family. Each issue offers exciting, provocative features that address the all aspects of her life? Everything from stylish fashion and beauty portfolios to scintillating stories on keeping her marriage fresh, to ideas on balancing home and career demands.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pretty Christmas Decor on a Dollar Store Budget

Wow! I was just over at Tidy Mom's blog and she has made a gorgeous Holiday arrangement from goodies from the Dollar Store! Hop on over to
her blog for some inspiration! I know where I will be headed this week!

Thanks, Tidy Mom!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Microsuede Comforter, 4 Colors, Any Size $39.99!

Here's a nice deal on a microsuede comforter set from Amazon.com!

They come in Twin, Full/Queen or King and each size set comes with microsuede feather filled comforter and 2 pillow shams and each size is clearanced priced at $39.99 with free shipping!

Here are the 4 color choices:




And Chocolate:

Product Description

Enjoy the luxurious feel of microsuede with this stylish king bedding set, which includes a comforter and two matching shams. The set is made of 100-percent polyester microfiber that's undergone a sueding finishing process. The end result is a fabric with a slightly napped surface that looks and feels like genuine suede despite its synthetic nature. Available in four fashion colors, the comforter is filled with 100% waterfowl feathers. Both the comforter and shams feature matching 100% polyester microfiber on the reverse.

Looks so warm and cozy and I love the vibrant colors, too. I think I like the Brick and Chocolate the best, but they're all nice. That brick color reminds me of Christmas, it would look great with some red and white pillows on it for the season...and would take you right into Valentine's Day, too.

I just love getting a new look for my bedroom, it's like buying a new outfit...now, to pick a color ;)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Cookie Recipes?

Well, it's that time of year and although I cook all of the time, I am no baker! (Betty Crocker and I are besties! lol)

Can anyone recommend any great Christmas cookie recipe sites and blogs and blog posts? Thanks so much!!!


Memorex Digital Photo Frame $39.95

This looks like a pretty good deal for a digital picture frame. It's a 7" Memorex Digital Photo Frame. The original price was $109.99 and it's been marked down to $39.95! The reviews are mixed, basically people wish the resolution was better...but if you want a digital frame without paying $89 or more, than this one should do the trick. I love the brown and blue design, too.

Yesterday, I got the Sports Illustrated for Kids $5 magazine subscription for my older son and a PS3 game for him, too. Still looking for a few more things for him. My younger son is all set for Christmas.

How much shopping do you have left to do?

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