Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The day came when I decided I wanted to buy my puppy. I searched the different pet stores, read the ads in the local newspaper, and talked with friends who might know of a puppy available. Finally, I decided to go online using my satellite wireless internet . I had pretty much decided that I wanted a weiny dog. That is the breed of dog I remember my family had during my growing years.
I located a number of breeders online. I had many questions as I was curious how the puppy is sent from one part of the country to another. This question helped me to decide I wanted an area where I could drive to in order to pick up the new member of my family.
It was fun, yet difficult, looking over the dozens and dozens of pictures. It seemed like it was going to be impossible for me to make a final choice. Fortunately, I discovered a picture of this beautiful little female dachshund. I immediately fell in love with her big, bold eyes and the sad little look on her face. I decided not to waste any time by emailing back and forth. I called the breeder. Heidi (I had already selected the name) was still available. Since it was the weekend I decided to make arrangements to pick up my new puppy right then and there.
Heidi has been with me for several years. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life to buy my puppy.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Last winter I decided to get my old windows replaced in my home because they were so old that the glass looked like it was warped and melting. I got my windows replaced with new windows that fit tightly in the frames with new and smooth glass. The sears home pro vinyl siding professionals came right to my house and took the old windows out of the frames and disposed of them for me and installed new windows in their place. The whole process took less than a day and I called just a week in advance to have them switched out.
I was most suprised when I received my first heating bill for the winter. I have self regulating thermometers in my house so the temperature adjusts to be a constant degree at all times so I do not have to fiddle with the thermometer as the temperature outside rises and lowers.
The heating bill for the month was so drastically lowered that I was at first shocked as I had not thought of the fact that the windows could have anything to do with it. Then my husband mentioned to me that the newer windows were fitting tighter in the frames and that the old windows were probably letting out such a strong draft due to their loose fit. The newer tighter fitting windows saved us tons of money.
The most popular sporting event in the world is the world cup soccer tournament. I have the opportunity to view this on satellite television because I found some very cheap direc tv prices so that I could get my fill of World Cup action. Of course this doesn't happen all the time and sometimes it is a rerun versus a live game, but of course it depends on what teams are playing. When a favorite side is on, I like to view the action whenever possible as the excitement grows to a fever pitch, especially when each team is comparable in ability.
soccer or Football as it is known around the world, has it's annual tournament every four years. There are 31 teams selected from a number of preliminary elimination games plus the host country who is included automatically. The total number is then 32, who are then split up into groups or pools for round robin play. The highest total points are then awarded pass into the next round.
It is exciting to see if the favorites are able to advance or whether this tournament will feature an upstart that the experts didn't see coming. Occasionally, a latecomer will catch fire, due to a hot goalie or lucky bounce. That is one of the beautiful things in the tournament. Although there are favorites, the best team does not always win the final.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Have you looked into http://www.momsbalancingact.com yet? If you are interested in winning great prizes, good prizes of all kinds, then check it out. You will be amazed at the wonderful prizes that are being awarded regularly at this website and all you have to do is sign up. You could be the next winner.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
It is easier than you think if you love music. You are never to old to learn. Just imagine learning to play in just 20 minutes with easy to read music and a video that will show you just how its done.
Perhaps you are thinking it is too expensive to take lessons, but I believe if you will check into this, you will find it is very affordable for anyone. Imagine yourself being the entertainer at the next party you attend. Wouldn't that be fun?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of The Men Pen. All opinions are 100% mine.Men often have the same skin problems that women do. However, they may not be aware of the mens makeup that is available to them. My brother-in-law had two noticeable blemishes on his face and he used to borrow his wife's concealer stick to cover them up. He was a little embarrassed to tell us about it but it worked. It did not exactly match his complexion but he did not know what else to do. He was very aware of it and felt everyone was looking at him. He did not know that there were mens cosmetics available to him in as many as 17 different colors. It is great for men to be able to purchase their own concealer sticks to cover blemishes and moles.
Some even can use them to cover up their Tatoos when they go to work as many employers today do not approve of them. One of the many uses can be to cover up scars and cover problems they might have considered that the only solution would be plastic surgery. I think it would be a great idea for my husband to get a matching color to his hair and put some where his hair has gotten just a bit thin. I know that would work in smaller areas and he would feel better about himself.
There are so many uses for these wonderful cosmetic sticks. People with Acne scars could use it and I discovered it is part of the makeup for actors and male models also.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
It is so much fun to watch a baby begin to crawl. You know it won't be long until they are pulling themselves up to the furniture. Then the next step is to walk without help. And then their Mother has all kinds of fun keeping them out of trouble. They love to open kitchen doors and play in the pots and pans. It is much more fun than any of their toys. I think it is because it is something new and different, don't you?
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of FriendGiftr. All opinions are 100% mine.Gift cards have been a life saver for me so many times. There are a great many wedding showers and baby showers in our church and I never know what to buy. Now with FriendGiftr I have a 120 merchants to choose from without leaving my home to run to the stores. I love to give gift cards for restaurants on birthdays and one of my favorite merchants is Applebee's. Most of our family and friends enjoy a good meal there, as well. However, one of the neat things about getting these gift cards is that they can exchange them for another merchant if they wish and it will not cost anything extra. Not only that but they can also split it up and have part of their gift card with one merchant and part of it with another. That is a wonderful advantage. It is also special to be able to send a digital card too.
I know one time it was my best friend's birthday and I sent her a beautiful card and then I found out how much she loves reading and I wished I had sent her a gift card to Barnes & Noble Booksellers. She would have been so pleased. But her birthday is coming around again next month so I can easily sent her a gift card at that time.
In addition, if you have a Blackberry or iPhone you can also order at Facebook and Android. It is so very convenient.
I can't believe how big our great grandchildren are getting already. Soon one will be 14 and the youngest are 6 months. The little ones are doing new things every day. It is amazing how they learn to talk and carry on a real conversation with you when they get over two years old. They really go through a multitude of stages, from sitting, to crawling, walking and talking and the next thing you know they are in school. It all goes too fast.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Want to check out a new decorated cookie Blog? Here is just one sample of the cute cookies available. You can have them made to order and shipped to you. What a talent. It takes more patience than I have to do this. I love to see decorated cookies and eat them but don't have the patience it takes to make them so cute. Bet they taste wonderful. Check them out at www.twofishcookies.com
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Avalon Waterways. All opinions are 100% mine.I have always wanted to see many parts of Europe. Therefore, I have searched the Internet for River Cruise Deals and I foundwww.avalonwaterways.com. They have a wonderful new Avalon Panorama cruise ship that has all the amenities you could possibly desire. I took their 3D tour and I feel my favorite part of the ship was the full wall size 11 x 7 ft panoramic window in the suites. What a view! It is just outstanding. The rooms are spacious and provide you with everything you need including the proper clothing to wear during the cruise. When you arrive at the end of your day, you have a colorful room and completely comfortable bed awaiting you with comfy robe and slippers. This is the first ship of its kind in Europe with 1550 percent more suites available. Imagine that a 200 foot suite could easily accommodate 100 cruisers inside it. Outstanding! The Open Air Balcony in each Avalon Suite can be used all the time, no matter what the weather, whereas other ships are limited, depending on weather conditions. Avalon Waterways have thought of everything. I want to start planning now and I want to Request a free cruise brochure from them now as there are presently many River Cruise Deals at great rates.
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Avalon Waterways. All opinions are 100% mine.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.I think this is a very good idea that IZEA has come up with. They are always coming up with new and brilliant ideas. Did you know that they are the company behind Sponsored Tweets and Social Spark? They have come up with a new application for your iPhone so that you can be more rewarded for what you do for them. Check out this video and see what you think. You can download the application at any time right to your iPhone and you are ready to go. WeReward is new and easy to use.
Once you have watched the video, be sure and let them know what you think. They love new ideas and any feedback you can give them on this new application will be greatly appreciated.You should also take a little time out and check out WeReward.com. I know that we can always use some more money in our PayPal and they have thought of a way to let us earn points that will pay off in cash to our PayPal accounts. What could be better?
So what are you waiting for? You can Download the App right now. It is quick and easy and you are ready for more rewards from IZEA. Neat, huh?