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I had a nice Thanksgiving holiday and I hope you did too. My family prepared dinner and we loaded it into the cars and took it to Grandma M and Grandpa Dingdon’s house. My sister, Crafty and her husband were there along with my daughter, Cinderella, her husband and kids.
Everyone knows how sleepy Thanksgiving dinner can make most people. Well my youngest grandson, D. D. is no exception. This was he first Thanksgiving and here he is enjoying his first family meal.
He loved the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. I guess the turkey effect was not lost on him. This is a short time later.
It will be interesting to see if this will be a pattern over the years.
Me? Can’t wait!
I recently heard about a new family-friendly comedy routine called Stand Up For Family. It is sponsored by American Family Insurance and features comics that provide a clean show that both parents and kids will enjoy. Let’s face it; Eddie Murphy is a funny guy but you not going to take your kids to one of his shows.
The AmFam comics talk about their own family experiences while growing up. I think we all have funny stories and fond recollections from our childhoods. The videos by AmFam are both funny and insightful.
I especially like the video featuring Bill Bellamy called Still Free. He talks about how he spent time playing outside instead of in front of a video game. I did not grow up with video games either. He recounts stories about freeze tag. I remember the game well. If you were tagged, you had to freeze.
He also talks about hide and seek. My friends and I played a variation of the game called kick the can. Basically if you were found you had to run and kick a can before the seeker to be free. It was great fun especially when my Dad, Grandpa Dingdon joined us. We also played hide and seek with our German shepherd, Schultz. He never failed to find us. Yes, good times.
It is nice to see shows that the whole family can watch and enjoy. Spending time with family is important and I am glad to see that American Family Insurance is helping families create special memories, great times, and togetherness.
It is no secret. I LOVE to garden and grow things in general. I was told I should have been born a farmer. That would have been great but since I was born and raised in L.A. there was not much chance of that happening.
I did however raise houseplants as a young teen and continued into adulthood. I still have a few and most every year I plant a garden of vegetables and I always plant some sort of flowers.
I have never planted bulbs so when I heard about Curbside Chaos and visited the site I found how easy it was to use the Garden Guru Tool to find the right bulbs for my region of the United States.
All you do is:
1. Select your country
2. Find your region.
3. Choose the bulb you want in your yard.
4. Use the planting guide and you will be on your way to beautiful blossoms.
Check out my crocus planting guide. How easy is that?
That is not all. You can submit a photo of your yard and be entered to win a $5,000 yard makeover! I cannot tell you how much my yard could use this. The contest is designed to educate women on the simplistic beauty of flower bulbs and how easy they are to grow.
The lucky winner will also receive a visit from Taniya Nayak and she will personally share tips on making your yard the envy of your neighborhood. You can also follow her on Twitter (@TaniyaNayak) for more great tips.
Every time you share on Twitter, Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together one of the leading non-profit companies working to restore the country's neighborhoods and providing affordable housing.
When you visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more you can read about three special women. Evelyn, Juliana, and Marcy. Although they are different, I think you can find one that you will relate to. In addition, they each have some great ideas to share. I have many things in common with Evelyn. Three kids all grown, same age, and of course she loves to garden.
Ok, so I do not do the big curlers. Trust me, the last thing my hair needs is more curls.
Flower bulbs are not just for the yard. They can be grown indoors, used as unique gifts, or make a great family project. So if you are a garden growing nut like me check out this easy way to make your yard and home a prettier place to enjoy every day.
Everyone knows that babies are cute. Those fat little cheeks and chubby thighs just cry out for a little pinch. This is my grandson D.D. dressed up for Halloween.
Ok, that just screams cute right?
On the other hand, puppies have a cuteness level all their own. I do not know too many people that can resist a cuddly little puppy.
The question is who is cuter? Puppies or babies? Well now, we can find out. The Puppies vs. Babies online contest will answer this question. You can help determine who is cuter, Puppies vs. Babies by casting your vote. From now until November 23rd, you can vote for your favorite. The winning puppy or baby will receive $5,000! That will buy a lot of puppy chow or diapers! Even though submissions for the contest is over you can still have fun checking out the cute puppies and babies and voting for your favorite.
My big, red dog Lucie was seven months old when I adopted her so I do not have and photos of her as a puppy. I am quite sure she was very cute but I still think that little person in the lion costume would win hands down. I could be biased but hey, that is my right as a grandma.
Yes, Lucie you are a cutie-pie too but I am still going with D.D. What do you think? Puppies or babies? Feel free to leave a comment and tell me who you think is cuter and check out the contest and vote for your favorite.
Every child has dreams. It might be to grow up and be a firefighter, an astronaut, or President of the United States. Parents have dreams for their children too. Upromise is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving away $20,000 to members that support their child’s dream.
Simply go to www.upromisetodream.com and share your story about how you planted the seeds for your child’s success. You can also vote for your favorite stories by “liking” them. 10 winners will receive $1,000 and the grand prize winner will receive $10.000!
Upromise has awarded over $600 million college savings through their reward program. This has allowed countless children to realize their dreams and grow into productive adults.
Please feel free to share your child’s dreams in the comment section here and on the Dream Wall on the Upromise site. We are living in tough times. So many job losses have made it hard to save for our children’s college education. This is a great chance for an opportunity to receive a little help and maybe change the future for 10 deserving kids. Here are the dream wall official rules.
Now, my children are grown but I do have grandchildren. My dream is about my granddaughter Butterfly. She is very creative and artistic. I could see her designing fashion in the future. My hope for her is that she will have that chance if she so desires to attend fashion design school or anything else she might want to do.
So, parents give your child a chance at a better future, submit your dream and vote for your favorites. Encourage your family and friends to vote too!
I always liked Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. They were the bad boys to the Beatles’ good guys. Jagger definitely had his own unique dance moves. Since I am all about dancing I could get into his groove easily.
This video by Maroon 5 and featuring Christina Aguilera documents the dancers trying out for the video and later performing in it.
The interview with Jagger is particularly funny because he had no idea how long the Stones’ run would go. I don’t know for sure but I do believe they are part of the reason the term, “Rock Dinosaurs” was coined.
Oh yes, this song does move me.
*Warning. There is a little nudity in this video so if your easily offended then skip it.*
Tags: Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones
My kids are no longer school age but I remember very well getting them ready to go back to school. They would usually bring home a letter from the teacher asking for donated supplies for the students to use throughout the year.
This year My Coke rewards for schools wants to help students receive supplies including, sports equipment, art supplies, and tons of other items. Go to mycokerewards.com/schools and sign your child’s school up and then have you friends and family go to the site and donate points.
Stop by http://www.mycokerewards.com/school-catalog and check out all the great items for kids. Times are tough right now and this program can help kids get the supplies they need and parents save money for other school necessities.
Sprite Spark Parks for Schools Sweepstakes is giving away 25 playgrounds worth $25,000 from July 13 until September 30. Purchase any package of Sprite or Sprite0 and just enter the code on the package. That will give your school a chance to win. Again tell your friends and family to enter the codes too and for every 3 entries your school will gain another chance to win.
So just buy any of the sixteen participating coke products. Sign your school up and tell everyone to donate points. My Coke Reward points will surely make your child and other children’s school year just that much better.
I am sure many of you have participated in a yard sale at one time or another. Surely some of you have sold items on craigslist or ebay. Some people actually make a living doing this.
How many of you have old electronics sitting around the house that you are not using? I personally have an old iMac, printer, and several old cell phones that I am no longer using. Now there is a site where you can sell your old electronics without the worry of dealing with someone you do not know like on craigslist or ebay.
You can get Cash for Your Cell Phones and Electronics through uSell. Just type in some information about your item, select the service and uSell will direct you to the buyer. It is that easy. You get cash for your items you no longer using not have them lying around the house anymore.
Another great thing about uSell is you get a 100% guarantee of max cash for your items. You can not get that anywhere else. I would check this out. I certainly am going to start rounding up my old cell phones and electronics. Who knows maybe I will get enough for that new printer I was looking at last week.