Monday, October 17, 2011

Blue Sky Scrubs

Blue Sky Scrubs, inventors of the amazing Pony, a scrub cap specially created for individuals with long hair, has expanded its product line with the introduction of several new items.
They have amazingly simple dental hygiene scrubs, which are perfect for the dental professional. They are well-fitted, and have a simple design. And since they are fashionable, yet very affordable, they make for a great gift!
 Another item that caught my eye was the medical uniform lab coats. They bring a sense of style into the medical world, that you can't find elsewhere.
And for those professionals that like the classic green surgical scrubs, they have Carnegie green scrubs. Also known as "Classic O.R. Green" or "Surgical Green," Carnegie Green is a deep sea green. 
 So if you have a loved one that is in the medical or dental field, check out Blue Sky Scrubs for awesome gift ideas!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Zesty guacamole for a special occasion


Guest post written by Leah Fowler
My 25th birthday party is going to be in a few weeks and I decided that this is a special birthday and I haven't had a party since I was 21. So I'm going to make sure to throw a really great one for myself. I decided that I'm going to have a fiesta theme because that will be really fun and I love Mexican food, so I'm going to be serving up some of my favorite dishes.
I've been going online to get all kinds of ideas about how to plan stuff for my party because I'm throwing it myself. When i was online I came across some information about internet packages and after I read through it a bit, I decided to CLICK and order one of them for my apartment!
I've bought myself a sombrero that I'm going to wear for the night and already found a guacamole recipe that's supposed to be a little more citrus-y. Then of course I’ll be serving a wide variety of Mexican cerveza, including some Tacate and Corona!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Friday, December 31, 2010

ABC Sports is My Favorite

Guest post written by Mikel Trevino
Before Monday Night Football began airing on ESPN, I would have said that my favorite sports network is ABC. I remember watching the games on my Satellite TV Deals, while John Madden and Al Michaels entertained me with clever drawings on the monitor. Fortunately, ABC Sports is the sister network of ESPN - this means that if a specific game isn't airing on ABC, it's probably airing on ESPN and vice-versa. In fact, my favorite college basketball games air on one of the two networks every weekend. I never miss a game because of the ABC/ESPN arrangement.
So, I guess ABC is still my favorite, even though I really do miss the old Monday Night Football gang. Both networks play basketball, so I can't really say that one is exactly better than the other. However, since I have long ties with ABC, I choose that network as my favorite of all time. If they decided to drop sports altogether, then of course I would choose ESPN. Until then, I welcome ABC Sports to my living room each and every weekend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

They Are Playing For Everything But Money

Thanks for the guest post by Bradly Watkins
This has been a very interesting college football season. Like most college football seasons, it has been extremely unpredictable. The NFL might have some surprises once in a while, but it doesn't compare to college in regards to upsets. I think this might have a lot to do with the large and energetic crowds. They can play such a role in determining momentum. This is why away teams always want to get off to a fast start. It quiets the crowd and allows them to build momentum. Sometimes silence for an away team can be just as effective as a raucous crowd for a home team.
While crowds definitely play a role in upset victories, there is no real way of knowing what all the factors are. This is what makes college football so interesting. And the college football conference championships will be even more interesting than the regular season. I love these championship games because they're so spread out. They don't all take place on one day like the Super Bowl. Watching college championship football is like having a Super Bowl every day. How cool is that? Once the games begin, I will put on my DirecTV satellite TV deals and be in heaven from that night on. If you have never watched college championship games, it's highly recommended. These guys are playing for passion and pride, not money.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Steam Cleaning


 Do you have pets?  Kids? Or how about just dirty carpets? Do you live in the Dallas or Austin Texas area? If so, listen up.
If you look up carpet cleaning - Texas, you are going to get hundreds of thousands of hits. Let me help you out, and tell you about an awesome company. The Steam Team is located in Austin Texas and serves the Dallas area as well. Not only are they expert carpet cleaners, they fix water damage, and clean up after wind damage too!
They offer commercial carpet cleaning in Austin, as well as environmentally friendly options as well.
So whether you are cleaning up after a storm, a pet, or kids, The Steam Team is the one to call in Austin and Dallas for fast, friendly and professional carpet and steam cleaning! Visit their website http://www.thesteamteam.com/ for more information!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BlueSkyscrubs.com

Blue Sky Scrubs, inventors of the amazing Pony, a scrub cap specially created for individuals with long hair, has expanded its product line with the introduction of several new items.
They have amazingly simple dental hygiene scrubs, which are perfect for the dental professional. They are well-fitted, and have a simple design. And since they are fashionable, yet very affordable, they make for a great gift!
 Another item that caught my eye was the medical uniform lab coats. They bring a sense of style into the medical world, that you can't find elsewhere.
And for those professionals that like the classic green surgical scrubs, they have Carnegie green scrubs. Also known as "Classic O.R. Green" or "Surgical Green," Carnegie Green is a deep sea green. 
 So if you have a loved one that is in the medical or dental field, check out Blue Sky Scrubs for awesome gift ideas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Go Red Wings

Posted by Wilburn Berg
I'm a huge fan of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champions Detroit Red Wings. I watch every one of their games on my satellite tv from cannonsatellite.com. Red Wings forward Danny Cleary is on a tear the past five game and I haven't missed one of them. I'll admit, that he was frustrating me earlier in the season, but now he is making up for all of those games without a goal. Besides Cleary there is Johan Franzen and Mike Modano and Todd Bertuzzi on this team and are leading the Central division right now. We've got the great Mike Babcock leading our troops and I don't see why we can't go all of the way this year and add a twelfth championship cup at the end. Babcock is still experimenting with the lines and I have faith that we will continue to improve with each lineup change. I'd do anything to see them live at Joe Louis Arena, but I live so far away that it's not a real possibility. If I ever get a chance I will definitely go. I love the Red Wings and as long as we avoid any major injuries for the season we are going to be celebrating all year long.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finding the Kid's Halloween Costumes

Thanks for the post, Lorraine Gregory
As a parent, I encourage my children to enjoy holidays, but no holiday can be as frustrating at times like shopping for Halloween costumes. The majority of stores in my city do not put their costumes on display until about two weeks before Halloween, and it drives me insane!
First, I take the children with me to shop for a costume. I set my home security alarm I found on www.SecurityChoice.com/ before we pack into the car. We usually go to Wal Mart for this type of purchase, but this year the costumes were almost empty by the time we got there. The only costumes that were left were pumpkin, cat, and police officer costumes.
My son and daughter did not want either of those displayed, so we went to a locally-owned grocery store to see what they had on display. Thankfully this store had many costumes to choose from. My six year old daughter picked out a Snow White costume, and my 4 year old son choose a Spider man costume, complete with the mask.
When I got to the register, I saw why this store still had this vast array of costumes- each costume cost $30 each! I was not happy, but with the holiday close I grudgingly paid the cashier. Next year, I may decide to shop online to see if I can get a better deal!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Office Season Premiers Are Always Entertaining

Thanks for the guest post by Ricky Ramos

    I love the fall lineup of shows. I can watch reruns all summer, but there's nothing better than catching the new season.


    I got satellite tv from http://www.directstartv.com/directv_equipment/directv_dvr/directv_tivo_dvr.html, and this is great because it gives me information on the premier show in case I missed the new season commercials. My favorite show is The Office because the cast is so incredibly funny. Michael and Pam always crack me up the most.

    It's hard to even imagine that they could keep the chemistry going with such a large ensemble, but somehow they manage to work everyone in to the plots from season to season. In many ways it reminds me of my own work space. The way that they talk to the camera is so funny.
   I find myself so drawn into the show and the characters. I hate to see it end.

   The office on the show is so small, and there are so many cubicles. It resembles the current day work environment so much. The simplest things become plots for the new shows. There could be a paper shortage, and that becomes a show. There could be something as simple as decreased productivity, and they spend the show sitting around talking about why they aren't productive. There are just so many different spins, and I never get tired of the creativity. I absolutely love The Office.

This or That

I recently was told about an awesome website that I thought I would share. 
This site is still in its infancy, but I think it will continue to grow and become even better. The site is called "ThisorThat" and is a hilarious way to waste a few minutes (or an hour or even two hours!) on the internet. 
This or That is a comparison website that lets you create and vote on comparisons for anything and everything. (And I mean everything!) The website feels that comparing is a fundamental human activity and ThisOrThat aims to be the definitive source of all comparisons. 
Here are a few comparisons I thought were awesome! 

Let me tell you. I would definitely rather be without internet than food! But I think you will be surprised with the results! As of now, its 47% for no internet and 53% would rather be without food!
Crazy!
The other one that surprised me is this:

"USA Today reported that newest fried sensations to hit the scene are Donut Burgers (replace bun with donut) and Fried Butter (no explanation necessary). Which do you think you'd rather have your heart stop for"

62% say they would rather eat the donuts burgers than the fried butter. 
Neither for me, thank you!

I give you permission to go play on on the ThisorThat website. :) 
Have fun!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Team colors decor

Guest post written by Carla Sommers
When I told my 5 year old son that we would redo his decoration in his bedroom and I asked him what he wanted to decorate it with, I thought that he would say that he wanted it to be pirate themed, because he really loves reading and acting like pirates. But he chose to decorate his room in the school colors and theme of me and my husband's alma mater. I guess that when you say to start them young they're right.
I told my mom what he wanted and she was delighted because she also went to the same school. Then we got talking about other things like how she had just got hearing aids in Dayton where she lives and my aunt had bought some Ft. Lauderdale Hearing Aids too right around the same time. That reminded her that my aunt is a retired interior designer and would probably love to help us redecorate.
So I gave my aunt a call and she has been helping us out. We're almost through with the room and I think it looks great!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Going to the Movies

Guest post written by my buddy Royce Heath
How I love going to the movies. I have always been a film buff, as my mom before me and my grandmother as well. My grandmother used to go and see Rudolph Valentino silent films!
I love the entire going to the movies process. I usually go with my boyfriend or sometimes, my daughter or a girlfriend. I set my security for the home, arrive at the theater, purchase tickets, perhaps a snack, find a "good" seat, settle in and enjoy the previews before the feature film begins. I enjoy the entire process. It is fun to see a hit movie on a big screen with an audience surrounding you. I love comedies, especially romantic ones, and laughing with a group of people makes the experience somehow, more fun. It is also true of a drama or mystery film. When there is a tense or emotional moment, and you become so engrossed in the story, plot and characters that you are almost unaware of your surroundings, until, you hear an audible gasp from yourself or those around you.
It is moments like those that make movie going such a rewarding, fun and emotional experience. It's not quite the same watching a movie at home with interruptions and too much of a familiar environment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Seattle Drug Rehab

Did you know that because of Seattle's seemingly perpetual gloomy weather, addiction and drug abuse, depression and mental health issues are a regional problem? 
Because of this, Seattle has some of the very best drug rehab centers available. To learn about all of these centers, head over to the Seattle Drug Rehab web page, where you can discover the different types of rehabilitation, a help guide, and even the telephone number where you can call and learn more. 
Of course, outside of the Seattle area, drug abuse is a problem as well. The National Institute on Drug Abuse website is an amazing website where you can discover the reasons why drug abuse happen, the treatment statistics of drug abuse and about where you can get help for you or someone you love.
Drug Abuse is a huge problem in our world today. The first step to help prevent and eradicate this is understanding why it happens. If someone you love is struggling with drug abuse, know that you aren't alone, and head over to the NIDA website for helpful tips and information to help treat drug abuse.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two (and a Half) Thumbs Up!

Guest post by Abraham Brewer

Whether its reruns or fresh episodes, watching Two and a Half Men always makes me laugh. The show is a half hour of smart remarks, innuendos, and interesting scenarios. It's my favorite comedy show on television.
Charlie Sheen plays a drinking playboy who lives with his brother portrayed by Jon Cryer. The brothers are part-time caretakers for teenage Jake. One can't help but laugh at some of their antics. Sheen is a jingle writer that has allowed his brother to move in on the heels of his divorce. The joke is on Sheen though, as Cryer has ended up living with him for several years.
Also adding to the fun is Holland Taylor who plays the role of real estate broker and mother to Sheen and Cryer. Her sarcasm and wit steal the show. Conchata Ferrell is the fresh-mouthed housekeeper and queen of one-liners. She is never afraid to speak her mind.
I love the way the characters always have quick responses and usually say what I am thinking. They are cynical just like me. Watching Jake progress through puberty has been a comical experience.
I frequently watch Two and a Half Men on our cable tv channels. Re-runs are regularly shown on weeknights, before prime time programming begins. The clever writing has turned me into a real fan of the show.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Staying in Touch with Family and Loved Ones


This guest post is from my friend Reina Laraia


"Thanks for all the American troops who have served and are serving the USA. We are grateful for them and their dedication. I have a friend who served in Iraq. He is now back in US. I, like many people, have known someone who has been across the oceans--far far far away--seemingly out of touch to the rest of us. Regular mail service is scattered at best, and not reliable in times of war or military presence. 
One sure way, using hughesnet internet, was a blessing for me to keep in touch with my friend. I am able to send pictures, skype live internet feeds, and talk live. What a treat! It is just like being there--almost. It is as close as anyone can get. In this day and age, modern technology has come a long way and should be applauded for its success. I can see someone's wonderful face and hear their familiar voice, just with a couple clicks of a mouse.
Hughes internet ashland Kentucky helps with getting important news delivered immediately and accurately. I am also able to show pictures of other family or friends at the same time. This is also done for no charge! I would be sorely disappointed without it. Staying in touch with family and loved ones is what makes every day so much more valuable and bearable in difficult times."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My new favorite comedian

Guest post written by Marcy Warner

Although I watch Comedy Central a lot, I don’t really go out of my way to discover new comics. But once I find one I like, I really latch on.
The latest comic of affection is Aziz Ansari, who plays on NBC’s "Parks and Recreation" and just hosted the MTV Movie Awards. I guess I first came across him on “Parks and Recreation” and thought he was just hilarious. Then I heard people talking about his stand-up comedy. I randomly caught a stand-up special of his on Comedy Central one day and was completely sold! He’s so much funnier than his role on “P& R” would make you think.
Naturally, I looked up videos of him on YouTube then and watch dozens of them. I also use my bundle with clear internet to look up his blog, where he posts a lot of videos and pictures of himself. But my favorite blog post was a screen shot of an e-mail his parents sent him the night before he was hosting the Movie Awards that said he looked tired in all these pictures of him on the internet.
I just hope he gets some big roles in upcoming movies instead of just sticking around as a secondary character on a sit-com.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mesothelioma

Are you or someone you care about struggling with cancer? Specifically Mesothelioma
Paul Kraus was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, and outlived his prognosis of 1 year, and decided to write a book about his struggles and his will to survive. The book is called  "Surviving Mesothelioma: A Patients Survival of Mesothelioma Cancer".



Don't know what Mesothelioma is? Here is a quick medical lesson:

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which cancerous cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. There are two main types of mesothelioma - pleural which involves the sac that covers the pleural cavity around the lungs and peritoneal which involves the tissue that covers the abdominal area.
The only accepted cause is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was in thousands of different products so many people were exposed at many times in their lives. 
Treatment options include standard therapies (surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation), clinical trials, and alternative or complimentary therapies. Despite the depressing information on the internet, there are long-term mesothelioma survivors including: Paul Kraus, Stephen Jay Gould, Rhio O'Connor, and others. Paul Kraus's book explains what he did to survive his mesothelioma.

This book is free, and recommended reading for anyone struggling with mesothlioma.

Crime in Phoenix

Guest posted by Karly Travers.

I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for 22 years. Owned a nice home on Rose Lane just off Central avenue, and was part owner of a radio station. Phoenix was a wonderful, safe place to live back then. I don't recall ever locking my doors day or night, and my trip to the radio station on West Buckeye Road to work was uneventful. I even had the audacity to leave my car unlocked and the windows down wherever I went. Crime! What crime?

My how times have changed. Now there is civil chaos, kidnappings, murder, home invasions, and Phoenix citizens are afraid to walk the streets in certain parts of the city. Just lounging in Patriots Park on a summer evening, you could get your valuables stolen. A recent study of crime statistics puts the city of Phoenix and the surrounding metro area on the list of the most dangerous cites to live in.

These tips will help. Don't post personal information on Twitter, FaceBook, or MySpace. Install a wide-angle peephole in front and back doors. Motion detectors and exterior lights out of reach work great. Pound a nail in window frames so they won't completely open. Upgrade all locks including sliding glass doors. Security grates on windows work, too. Keep in mind that burglers hate to work in the daylight, take too much time with the attempt, or can't break in without making noise. Keep a watch on strange cars driving up and down on your street. Look into phoenix home security systems if you feel it would help.

A special thanks to  Karly Travers for her ideas. This is great advice wherever you live. Keep yourself and your children safe! Visit Security Choice website now, and receive 100 dollar gift card just for signing up!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BORDERS 100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Common Sense with Money is giving away 2 $100 gift cards to Borders! Click Here to enter!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

American Car Quotes

Are you paying too much for your car insurance? Don't know if you are or not? A great and easy way to check is to check out Americancarquotes.com.
All you have to do is enter your name and your information, and it will show you all of the car insurance companies in your area. Its that easy! It gives a 3rd party point of view on each insurance company and how much you can save!
American car quotes gives you information on poor driving records, fault, collision and other information you need to know!
Check out American Car Quotes today!

Zappos Columbia

Zappos.com is an awesome search engine shopping site that helps you get right to the point of what you are searching to buy.
One of my favorite stores on Zappos is the Columbia store. They have tons of great deals on Columbia clothing, and it is even easier to find and use than the Columbia site itself. You can search by size, color, category, and even different product lines. Zappos has product reviews which helps out my shopping immensely. The reviews are honest and straight to the point.
Looking for some great deals on Columbia clothing? What about other top named brands and low prices? Check out Zappos.com for all your shopping needs!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fragrance Online

I came across a site recently and was very impressed by the prices and shipping costs. Its called Fragrance Online. Fragrance Online is the UK's leader in 100% genuine designer cheap perfume and skincare products.
They carry products from Agent Provocateur, Hilary Duff, Hugo Boss, Apple Blossom, and many more. The also carry Dolce & Gabanna perfumes for super cheap!
Right now, you can get 10% off your next perfume order by taking part in a short survey, just click HERE and click on the link to answer a few questions.
Even though they are located in the UK, the delivery prices for the US are super reasonable and quick. £4.00 for the first item. Each additional item £3.50. (Which equals $5.85 for the first item, and $5.12 for each additional item). Not too bad if you ask me!
Make sure you click here and check them out!
Thanks!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shop Wiki

Remember when I wrote about Shop Wiki and their awesome search engine?

Well, I found out some more info about them, and thought I would share.

ShopWiki is a great site for shopping since it seeks out every store on the Internet by crawling the web, like Google. All other shopping sites will only show you stores that have PAID for placement, but ShopWiki will give a shopper everything regardless if they earn anything.

This means that for you and I as shoppers, we can find everything and anything for sale on the web from one place. ShopWiki.com has more products from more stores, which means better deals and cheaper price.

The other day, I was looking for some clothing for a photoshoot I have, and was looking for fun spring styles. I was able to shop by size, colors, theme, shapes, and fabrics. I was so excited to be able to find the exact dress I was looking for, at the perfect price. Try it out today! You won't be disappointed!


Free Hallmark Card

Hey everyone!
Just wanted to let you know of a promotion that Hallmark is doing. Hallmark has these great new personalized cards that you can customize to your preferences on their website. Just click here and choose your card and personalized message and they send it for you! The best part - enter the promo code "TRIAL" and it's completely FREE! It is super easy and they look awesome! I entered in the promo code and it's FREE, you don't even need to enter in a credit card at all!
Thanks to Nichole's Nickels for sharing this awesome find!

Meichelle

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bare Essentials freebie

Bare Essentials is giving away a free 10-day supply of their famous Mineral Foundation along with a Premi Buki Brush. You can either pick it up in a store (supplies are usually very limited in the stores) or order a sample here and pay only $3.95 shipping.When you go to the online ordering, the default shade is Medium Beige (which is actually my shade). To pick another color, simply scroll down to the “Shades” section and select another color!

And when I just ordered this, I received a Rare Moisturizer Sample Packet for free! Yay for free stuff!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2 packages of diapers and wipes for 3 dollars?!

If you love Huggies, you'll love this link! This week only: Cost for 2 packages of diapers and 1 package of wipes - ONLY $3. (or $5 for larger diapers).
I am going tonight to cash in on this amazing deal. You can never have enough diapers.
Don't have babies in the house? Go and get these for your next door neighbor or local homeless shelter. You will feel great and you don't have to break the bank by helping out. Thanks Marci for this great deal alert!

Coupons

Hey everyone. My friend Kayla had a coupon on her blog, so I thought I would steal it and put it on here. Its a bath and body works coupon for 10 dollars off any Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology product. No limit!
Click HERE to print out the coupon!
Thanks for sharing Kayla!
Oh! and Tuesday only (today) Jack in the Box is offering free fries and a drink. Click HERE to get your from Jack in the Box! Go get yours today!!
And another from Kayla. Click HERE to get you your very own roast burger with a purchase of a drink. Awesome dude!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ramblings of a Wannabe Model

I know, I know, I can barely keep up with my two blogs, but I have started a modeling blog. I want to keep all the information handy and thought this would be a great way to do so.
The blog is http://ramblingsofawannabemodel.blogspot.com
Check it out!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

PhytoLife.com


Check out this awesome site.
It has some awesome tips and recipes for living a healthy productive life!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My other blog

Check out my other blog for a fun promo going on!
Blakeandmeichellejohnson.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Peach and Cream Cheese Torte

Peach and Cream Cheese Torte
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (28 ounce) can peach slices, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. To make the crust, mix butter, 1/3 cup sugar, flour, pecans and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Press into the bottom of a 10-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake the crust in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, egg, almond extract, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Gently fold the peach slices into the cream cheese mixture. Spread the filling over the cooled crust. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and continue to cook for 20 to 25 minutes more.
Cool and serve with Vanilla Ice Cream.
(I didn't make the crust, I just used a frozen pre-made crust... and it was still amazing!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Book Bouquet

Do you need a 'novel' gift for someone you love? Well, I found a site that does it all. It is called the Book Bouquet. This site combines books, food, gifts and other fun items into an awesome gift basket for any occasion. You can send get well, birthday, baby, just because, thank you, mens, womens, and even kids baskets. 
A friend of mine recently had a baby, and I found the perfect gift on this site. It is the Baby Einstein Bath Book Set.
And when my grandmother was in the hospital, I found a perfect Boredom busters gift basket.
Book Bouquet was founded in 1998 and has put a smile on the faces of each recipient!
So? Do you have a friend or family member who needs a pick me up? Book Bouquet is offering Now What Do You Think About That? readers free UPS Ground shipping to any USA and Military address! All you need to do is enter  "FreeShip" in the coupon section after you order!

Monday, January 19, 2009

What is your style?

Your style is Eclectic

Anything goes as long as it goes together. Blending different eras and styles with a single statement. My home has Eclectic Style.


I took a test on HGTV.com to decide what my home style is. I am Eclectic. What are you?

Go to http://my.hgtv.com/style-finder/stylefinder.esi?qid=1


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Shop Wiki

I am an avid shopper. I love deals and sales and am always looking for that next big clearance event. One of my favorite things to do is to shop online. It is quick, easy and I can shop in my pajamas. (Which is a huge thing to me. :D)
I like to shop around, making sure the price is the best possible price available. I like to use search engines, but its hard, because the only stores that show up are the ones that buy advertisement spots. So I am left searching through hundreds of sites looking for the product. Well, I came across an awesome website for online shopping. Not only does this site allow you to search through all stores on the Internet, but it is super user friendly and has very advanced search options.
Just the other day, I was looking for a photo viewer for my daughter. I wanted something that she could use and abuse, but also something that was nice. I searched and searched, and couldn't find anything. I came across a shopping search engine called ShopWiki.com. I typed in digital photo viewer, and then chose a color (My daughter is a fan of yellow). The very first product was exactly what I was looking for. It was a SpongeBob Square Pants photo viewer for kids. I was so excited. It was a perfect fit for my daughter. I searched a little bit more and found that I could find it cheapest at a certain store.
The search engine is very user friendly. You can narrow your search by color, price, and brand. I would highly recommend the ShopWiki.com search engine!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas

My favorite things about Christmas:

1. Christmas music. I love hearing all of the festive songs on the radio. (In moderation.)
2. Christmas lights.. but only if they are done properly. They have to be straight across the roof. Not saggy. No one likes saggy lights.
3. Christmas movies... The Santa Clause is my favorite.
4. The smell of Christmas! I love going into the stores and smelling (if its not too strong) the smell of the cinnamon pine cones. And the smell of fresh baked cookies and fudge.
5. I love the excitement that comes with knowing Christmas is near. The happiness that people show.
6. I love how giving people are. I love watching the services' that people show this time of year.
7. I love Christmas eve. I love drinking hot cocoa and listening to my grandfathers voice on a tape about a neighbor boy. We recorded the story right before he died. I love having that bit of my grandpa here with us. {I will post the story here soon.}

And here is the things that I DON'T like about this time of the year...

1. The Christmas Story. That freaky movie scares me to death. I hate hate hate it. Seriously. It is part of a recurring nightmare.
2. How commercialized Christmas has become. Come on people. We are celebrating Christs' birth, not Barbies 100th anniversary Christmas edition doll.
3. I hate those florescent colored fake trees. Seriously? Are you kidding me? Who wants a bright ___ (insert color here) tree that is instantly an eye sore? Well, obviously someone, cause they are selling like crazy this year.
What do you like about Christmas? What don't you like about it? Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Islam is the Light

When you buy your children toys, I am sure you aren't too worried about the type of message that the toy can bring. Especially if the toy is something as innocent as a baby doll. Well, I have never worried about what the underlying message could be in the toys I buy Gracie.
For her birthday, we bought her a Mattel's Little Mommy Cuddle 'n Coo doll. This cute doll giggles, says "mama", moves and babbles and is even motion activated. She has had it for a couple of weeks now, and plays with it all the time. My sister called me the other day and asked what type of doll Gracie got for her birthday. I told her and she asked me to listen to the doll when it is 'babbling'. She wouldn't tell me what it said, just that it was something that a baby shouldn't say. We listened and the first time caught the word 'Light'. The next time my grandma said, Islam? Islam is the light?!? Well, sure enough, this innocent looking baby says some serious propaganda.
Here is a video that I found on youtube. This is exactly what her baby sounds and looks like. See if you can figure out where it says it....








So I called the company. I was outraged. They assure me that it doesn't say this and that “The sound is compressed into an inexpensive speaker, so sounds may be imprecise... they also claim that the doll’s only scripted word is “Mama.” They blame the doll’s cheap speakers for distorting the soundtrack. And they also blame the power of suggestion - in that people are being told what to listen for.

You decide. Is this some strange propaganda or is it one serious misunderstanding?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The curse of the overflowing bathroom

I have no idea how many times I have walking into a public restroom, humming some old Beatles song, and unexpectedly come upon some sort of overflowing disaster. Not only is it disgusting, but to me, having to go out and find some manager to let them know that their bathroom 'needs attention' isn't the most fun. My biggest problem is trying to make it clear that it wasn't me... That I just happened to walk in on the sewer flood. Why does it bother me? I have no idea. I shouldn't care what some 17 year old fast food manager thinks, should I? Well, I do.
But, fear no more! The amazing people at Wal*Mart have come up with yet another awesome invention....I took this picture with my cell phone at my local Wal*Mart. (You should have seen the look on the other customers faces as I whipped out my cell phone to take this picture... you would have thought they had seen some alien walking around in a cow suite...)
The concept is simple, but if you don't understand, let me explain. If you walk into the bathroom upon some feces covered floor (of if you were the one to do it) all you have to do is flip up the switch and walk away. No seeking out a manager and trying to descretly tell them about the mess (while still trying to explain that it wasn't you!). Hooray for Wal*Mart. What would I do without them?
Do you have any fun public restroom stories? Please share! Us here at Now What Do You Think About That? are always ready to hear some bathroom dramas. It makes us feel better!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift Cards

Lately there has been many e-mails and news circulating about the dangers of buying gift cards. If you haven't heard about this, you will soon enough. The e-mails are stating that retailers are not accepting gift cards and that the stores are going out of business. They even quote a list of retailers that are not accepting gift cards. So, us here at Now What Do You Think About That? decided to look into this e-mail circulation.
The one thing that we found is that the list is completely overstated and untrue!

Gift cards are definitely the preferred gift for the holidays. Why is this? Because gift cards are versatile, easy to use, easy to spend, and easy to give.

There was a study done recently by Blackhawk Network (which is the largest third party distributor of gift cards and creator of Gift Card Mall™ ) and they found the following:
  • 70% feel that gift cards are a great gift since the recipient can get what he/she wants.
  • 66% think that by purchasing a gift card, they are assured their money is not wasted on a gift that someone will not like or use.
  • 54% feel that they would rather give a gift card than cash.
  • 58% of consumers still plan on buying gift cards this holiday – especially women (62%.)

So? Can't figure out what to get the person on your list? That person who either has everything, or returns all of the gifts that they receive? A gift card ensures that they get what they want, when they want it and in the right size! Head on over to Gift Card Mall ™ and get your shopping done early this year!

Monday, October 13, 2008

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Alright, so I know I have been a MIA blogger lately, but I promise that will change. I hope my loyal viewers are still there!!
I am so excited to tell you all about the newest giveaway. This should have been part of the Pajama Party, but, as I said before, I was MIA.
The giveaway if for an amazing product called the Miracle Blanket®.

Here is a little bit about the blanket from the inventors...
"When our first child was born, my wife and I found out how tough a fussy baby could be. For the first three months of his life, he spent most of his time screaming (seemingly in pain) and keeping us from sleep. My wife would stay up until I got home from work at 4:AM (Back then I was a Manager for Harrah’s Entertainment). I would then take over comforting him until she awoke at 8:AM or 9:AM. Finally, I would go to bed and sleep until it was time to go to work in the evening. Those were the longest three months of our lives! And although it was several years - and a couple executive jobs - later, we remember it like it was yesterday. I remember searching high and low for a remedy; but in the end, more than three sleepless months was the only cure.

When our second son was born we got lucky; he was happy. He began sleeping through the night within a couple of weeks. We assumed that it was because we were now "experienced parents" - our calmness and patience created the difference. We were very proud of ourselves.

Then our third son was born. He wasn't as tough as our first, but we knew right away we had a problem. But this time we were determined to find a solution. We'd kept the books from the first time around, so we dug them out and started reading up. Throughout our research we noticed some recurring themes:
1. Swaddling is the most helpful ingredient in every effective calming method,
2. Holding your baby on your forearm, face-down (or face-forward) while rocking or jiggling him (gently) seems to enhance the calming effect, and
3. Using a pacifier and making a loud shushing sound in his ear further adds to the effectiveness.

We noticed right away that if all of these things were done at once, babies almost always calm down very quickly. So what was the problem?

Well, we quickly found that it was difficult (or nearly impossible) to bundle a baby in a way that keeps him snug all night during restless sleep with a normal, square receiving blanket. Many of our friends mentioned that their pediatricians suggested swaddling, but they too found it very difficult to do properly. They quickly became frustrated and gave up swaddling. One thing everyone agreed on was that no matter how well you swaddle them, babies seem to have an incredible ability to get at least one hand free to scratch their face right about the time you finally fall back to sleep. Additionally, if you watch your baby sleep, you'll notice her twitching - often (this is called "The Moro Reflex"). If the baby is not wrapped snugly, this twitching causes her arms to flail, which eventually wakes her up. However, like most parents, we didn't feel comfortable using safety pins, Velcro, tape, belts, or straps while our baby was sleeping. We knew there had to be a better way, but there wasn't! So one day, out of pure frustration, I went to the fabric store and bought a couple yards of high quality flannel and made a prototype of a blanket that was taking shape in my mind. I had my wife wrap our baby first with a quick explanation of how to do it. It took her a total of about 5 seconds. The baby loved it, and my wife looked at me and said, "WOW! I think we have something here!" We used the blanket until Jacob was just over 3 ½ months old. And he slept well every night.

I then went about the task of finding anyone, anywhere, who had a baby that was less than 4 months old. I asked them to test the blanket for me. 100% of the people who tried it became very excited and impressed with its effectiveness and simplicity. I then knew, for sure, that I had to become an expert on swaddling - find all the pros and cons. One of the first things I realized is that there was an overwhelming amount of new research coming out in 2002 regarding swaddling and its benefits. Many pediatricians were beginning to publish studies proving the importance of swaddling. And they all had one thing in common: They all mentioned how tough it is to do right. They called it an "art" or a "tradition" passed down from generation to generation … all of them made swaddling sound inconvenient and difficult. Then we really knew we were on to something! During my research I was able to find some different "swaddling" blankets but they all have several problems: many cover the head which increases the risk of overheating; many touch the cheeks which triggers the rooting response; many are simply "baby bags" that don't give the snug sensation of real swaddling; many made the process of swaddling even more difficult with complex folds, arm pockets, adjustments for different size babies, buttons, Velcro or straps; and some designs bind the legs and hips no matter how big the baby grows. The Amazing Miracle Blanket eliminates all these concerns through the simplicity of its design.
Getting from that point, through the testing and research stage, to where we are now is a long, boring story; but suffice to say we are incredibly happy to be able to help so many parents."

Okay, so I am sure you all are thinking that this sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it isn't. This blanket has worked wonders for thousands of parents. So, I decided to test it out. I don't have a baby, so I borrowed one :). My cousin allowed me to try this on her baby. The results were instant. Her baby is fussy. She stays up all night. After using this blanket, the baby is calm, and actually sleeps through the night! What a great gift Miracle Blanket has given my cousin. She now shows all her friends how the blanket works.
So? Do you know someone that could benefit from this blanket? How about someone who is going to have a baby? Or do you have a newborn that would benefit from this?
Well, here is your chance to win the Miracle Blanket®. The great people at Miracle Blanket® is going to give a Now What Do You Think About That? reader one of their very own blankets! All you have to do is fill out the simple form below.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Awesome News Listing


For Immediate Release
October 1, 2008
Refrigerator POL-ICE detain Salt Lake City Mayor
Salt Lake City, UT: The Refrigerator POL-ICE, while supervising a group of demonstrators, detained Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker today, in an effort to draw attention to the energy and produce wasted as a result of overcooling refrigerators and freezers.
The Chief of the Refrigerator POL-ICE stated that everyone was in good spirits, and kept their cool. Download a video of the protest at www.visualdreamsproductions.com/refrigerator/ and view the attached photographs from the event.
The company Refrigeratorsaver.com was behind these publicity protests, and is planning to take this campaign from state to state, trying to raise awareness among home and business owners about refrigerator and freezer energy and produce wastage. Approximately 20% of the world’s energy is used by some form of refrigeration. Unlike many other appliances, refrigerators and freezers are generally constantly on, twenty-four hours a day.
The average home will throw away over $580 of produce this year, which equates to over 600 pounds of produce discarded annually. An estimated $96 billion dollars of produce will be thrown away in the United States this year. Furthermore, the energy to power the average home refrigerator will cost $200 annually.
The Refrigeratorsaver helps save energy and extend the life of produce by two to three days. The product produces a 20% energy savings and saves $130 in produce annually for the average refrigerator. For commercial refrigerators, the savings can be substantially greater.
With commercial refrigeration being used in restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, schools, and colleges, the Refrigeratorsaver, which won a Millennium Award, is a must for refrigerators and freezers.
Most consumers and businesses today are looking for ways to save money where they can. With gas prices increasing and fuel surcharges being added to all deliveries, this $30.00 device, which has no installation requirements, can save organizations money and has a payback period of months, rather than years.
The Refrigerator POL-ICE are continuing to spread the news about saving money with the Refrigeratorsaver. Find out if the Refrigerator POL-ICE are coming to your state by visiting our website at www.refrigeratorsaver.com.
About Refrigeratorsaver.com
Refrigeratorsaver is owned by a British housewife based in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The company will open offices on the East Coast and West Coast next spring. Refrigeratorsaver has its own news channel, which weekly reports Fridge News featuring host Adam De Frost. The program makes energy saving fun and can be watched via the Refrigeratorsaver website beginning October 1st.
For more details, contact Pamela Freedman
Tel: 801-649-4979

Thursday, September 25, 2008

RefrigeratorSaver

    Although I haven’t jumped on the ‘green’ bandwagon yet, I have been trying to find ways to save my family some money by reducing energy usage. I have read article after article about how to reduce energy costs and learned that some of the best ways to do this is by simply keeping your lights off not to run your air conditioning. Easy, right? Well, I tried these things and realized all too soon that only turning on lights when it was absolutely needed caused many a accident and the lack of air conditioning in the house was making everyone cranky.
    So I started to research again. Another article I read was about refrigerator energy use. I learned that the refrigerator uses an average of 20% of the worlds energy. I was then shocked when I found out that in the U.S. an estimated $85 billion worth of food is thrown out every year. 85 billion dollars! The average household of four throws away 14 percent of their groceries, much of which is produce. That is a waste of not only our money as consumers, but the money to grow, harvest and ship the food.
    I figured there has to be a way to reduce the energy usage and to lower the waste of our food. I learned that one way we can reduce the waste is by extending the life of our produce.  There are several factors that cause us to loose produce quickly. One of which is heat. Warm temperatures speed up the bacteria in the produce, causing fruits and vegetables to spoil quickly. The second reason is cold air. Temperatures that are too low damage produce and cause it to wilt and decompose. Wilting lettuce is an indication that a refrigerator is running too cold.
    I learned that the best temperature to keep produce fresh is between 38-40 degrees F.  But the problem with a refrigerators thermometer is that it measures the temperature of the air in the refrigerator, not the food itself. How then, do we fix this problem?
     Well, one product I have found is a new thermometer called the RefrigeratorSaver. This thermometer is surrounded in a silicone like gel that mimics food, helping us tell the temperature of our food, not the temperature of the air around it. And because food temperature is more stable than air temperature, it requires less energy to cool. Thus allowing us to turn the temperature down to save energy without compromising our produce.    
     After putting the RefrigeratorSaver in my refrigerator, I realized that the difference between the air temperature and the food temperature was off by a little over 2 degrees.  And I found out that each degree you lower your refrigerator yields an average of 8% energy savings. That means by lowering my refrigerator to the right temperature saved me money by extending the life of the produce, thus saving me money in my grocery bill, and by reducing my energy usage by 16%.
     After doing the research and trying out new things, I have realized that I may have joined in the ‘green’ revolution after all. Maybe not as consciously as I would like, but I feel like I have taken that first step into helping and protecting our awesome world.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Winners!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know of the several winners of the previous giveaways and the next AWESOME giveaway coming up.
The winner of the Quiet Book is Holly D. at Scatter Sunshine! Congrats Holly!
The two winners of the Johnny Light are Kam A. and Meghan W. Congrats!!!
The winner of the Pajamas is Elizabeth M. Congrats to you too!!
The next giveaway coming up is going to be awesome!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Card Shoppe


Hey everyone! I am so excited to announce the opening of my new store, Me'Shelle's Card Shoppe! I am selling top of the line handmade card packs for all occasions. The pack of 10 cards are on sale for $19.95 right now. You all should go check it out!! :)
So maybe I should add an address... goodness... it is Meshellescardshoppe.etsy.com

Schick Silk Effects Ladies Razor

I was at Wal*Mart last month, and was looking for a razor. I didn't mind which one. Something on sale, hopefully. Well, I found a razor on sale for $4.99. It was a disposable, with a reusable handle. You just buy the extra blades. It was a Schick Silk Effects Ladies Razor. Well, $4.99 sounded great, so I bought it. I really liked the Schick brand so I figured I would like this too.
When I got home, I decided to shave my legs. I was excited because the name of the razor had 'Silk' in it. I figured that must be true. 
Now, I am your regular shaver. I don't go so fast that my legs are going to fall off, but I am not going to shave so slow that I will NEVER get done. I started shaving and right away I noticed that the blades were clogged with my leg hair. (I know, its gross). I tried to rinse it out and it didn't seem to clean. Oh, well, I thought, and continued to shave. Bad idea... this is what happened:
(This picture is of the cut, 3 weeks later...)
So after I cut myself horribly, I tried to clean out the razor again. It still wouldn't clean out. I was desperate to finish shaving my legs so I could stop the profuse bleeding. I grabbed a needle and tried to push the hair out the back of the razor. Then I noticed: there is no where for the hair to go! The back of the blades is all covered, so you can't clean it out!
I was loosing blood fast, so I grabbed the extra blade and switched the blades. Carefully, I finished the other leg. 
So, I figured to shave my legs it cost me 2.50 per leg. Don't love that idea. 
So? What are the facts?
Schick Silk Effects Ladies Razor 
Price : $4.99 (on sale)
One extra blade
So? What is the verdict of this product? 
1 star! What was the one thing that I liked about it? It was pretty. Yep. Thats about it.
(I do love all of the Schick brand. I have bought razors since then, but I am just reviewing the Schick Silk Effects)
Now What Do You Think About That?