Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time for Tea Tuesday

A Secret Sister Tea
On Saturday I had Tea with several dear ladies from my church to celebrate and reveal our secret sisters.  We have had a Secret Sister program for several years as a minisrty to get to know each other better.  Besides writing notes and giving small gifts I encourage the ladies to keep their sister in their daily prayers.  We have such a great group of women who have truly grown to love each other.

Every six months we reveal or Secret Sisters with a special Tea.  On of the places we go for the Tea is the Rooftop Cafe which is part of the British Tea Garden  in Tecumseh, MI.   They prepare a beautiful lunch  with tea and dessert.  I am a big lover of scones so we usually choose those as our dessert option. Everything is always very delicious and the staff is always so helpful and friendly.

If live in the Tecumseh area and are looking for a place to hold a special luncheon or bridal shower I would highly reccomend the Rooftop Cafe.  If you are just looking to go for tea with a friend the British Tea Garden is my favorite.  Many of my tea pictures have been taken here as I  have shared tea here many times with friends and family.

Don't forget to link up your tea post from the last week because I would love to share tea with you as well.



Monday, April 27, 2009

Redbox Code for 4/27

The redbox code for a free one day rental is 4CW33N . It is good for today only.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts from Redbox or follow tem on Twitter to also receive free codes

Time to Think About Your Garden.

Shop at Gurneys.com for your vegetable and flower seeds!  It is the time of year to start thinking about planting your garden and summer flowers.  One of our favorite places to order  plants and seeds from is Gurney's.  They have a wonderful selection and great prices.  Right now if you order $40 or more you can get $20 off your order.  Of you are in the marke tfor seeds or plants this is a great deal you will want to check out.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Super Saving Saturday~CVS

I haven't been doing many  CVS  runs lately and I had some ECB  that were about to expire so I figured I get to CVS and spend them.  Luck would have it in my lastest Self magazine there was a $2 off $10 beauty coupon so it made the deal even sweeter.  After my coupons and ECB I spent 20 cents.  I also got $7 back in ECB.  Now I remember why I love CVS so much.
To see how others have sved this week be sure to visit Money Saving Mom.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Piggy Paint Review and Giveaway.





Thanks to my sister I have a daughter who loves to get her nails done. I asked her just tonight what her favorite thing to do with her mom was and she said getting her nails done while at Auntie D's. At the age of three my daughter had her first pedicure and she hasn't forgotten how wonderful they are. Well this mom can't afford my 6 year old's pedicure desires so we have started doing our own at home.




When I was asked to review Piggy Paint nail products I was so excited because I knew my daughter would love it. How right I was, we seem to be painting nails daily. Good thing we were given remover to try as well.






Piggy Paint is a natural nail polish designed for fancy little girls. Both their polish and remover are non-toxic and odorless, yet wear the same as traditional polishes. There are no toxic chemicals; the polishes are free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, and ethyl acetate and acetone.




Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover works quickly on all polishes, especially Piggy Paint Nail Polish. The remover is non-toxic, safe to use, and contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added to supplement the natural oils that protect little one’s nails and cuticles.



I think the Piggy Paint works great for my daughter and it makes me very happy that it is
non toxic and also odorless. I am very impressed with the product but more importantly my daughter loves her Piggy Paint.


If you would like to try Piggy Paint for that special little girl in your life you can receive a 20% discount until May 1 by using the coupon code SPR20L.


Thanks to Piggy Paint one lucky reader will win a $20 gift certificate to choose the Piggy paint products of their choice. In order to enter visit Piggy Paint and then leave a comment here telling me the product that you would use the $20 to get.


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Time for Tea Tuesday

I am very  fortunate that I have a family that loves tea as much as I do.  We have many memorable times having tea together.  Even my daughter who is six is a tea lover.  Not only does she love to go to tea shops but she actually drinks tea.   The apple falls close to the tree.  I was telling a friend today when my daughter orders tea I usually get looks like is it alright for her to have it.  My answer is always of course. she has her many favorite teas. If you ask he now she will tell you her favorite tea is blood orange.  Last year my mother and I took her for tea after she had her shots for school and she was absolutely grossed out at the thought of blood orange tea.  It is a story and a memory we will have for years to come.
  I feel like having tea with my daughter is a great bonding time.  I hope years form now if she has a little girl we will all be able to share tea together. I so cherish the times we have together. There is so much I can share and teach my daughter over a cup of tea.


I hope you will join me for tea and link your recent tea post to share with others



Free Reynold's Wrap on Earth Day

This Earth Day, Try Reynolds Wrap® Foil from 100% Recycled Aluminum Free with mail-in rebate (up to $3.99) Go to Reynold's Recycled to sign up to get your rebate form.

Iced Coffee Day 2009

Today is Iced Coffee day at Dunkin' Donuts.  Today  only you can get a small 16 oz. iced coffee for only  50 cents.  Even better than a 50 cent coffe is that 10% ofyour purchase will go to help  Homes for our Troops.  This organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. They help build and adapt homes to help make them handicap accessible.  Go and treat yourself  to an Iced Coffee today and help do something good for someone else.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Redbox Code for 4/20

The redbox code for a free one day rental is M6FR97. It is good for today only.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' keeps me blogging. Try Dunkin' Donuts Coffee For Free. Get a Sample

Even tea lovers can use some free coffee. So head over to Dunkin' Donuts to get your free sample.

Time for Tea Tuesday

While I was visiting with my girlfriend last week in Virginia we went on a search far a tea room where we could have a nice tea together. After a tea room search gone wrong and the help of her GPS we came across this gem of a tea room called the The Pink Bicycle Tea Room in Occoquan, VA.




The owner Lisa was wonderful and made is feel very welcome. The tea room was in an old home that was very quaint and comfortable. We all had a large pot of our tea of choice and we had fun sharing our teas with each other. Carmelita and I both had the the cottage tea which included a cup if soup tea sandwiches and a scone with cream and jam. It was just enough. Lisa made her own fresh scones and they were huge and very delicious. My daughter had the Princess Tea which was included Apple & Cheese Plate, a fresh baked scone served with Clotted Cream & Jam or Curd Tea Sandwiches, Petite Dessert, Fresh Fruit. It was presented beautifully and she loved it.


We had such a delightful afternoon. I can't wait to go back to Virginia not only to see my best friend but to be able to return to the The Pink Bicycle to have tea. If you are in the Washington DC area and looking for a great place for tea, this is your place.

Don't forget to link up your tea post. Let's have tea together.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Winners

The 2 winners or the Cornielle CD are
#5 YZgirl4
#10 Janet and Maya

The winners of the Fiber One Fitness Pack are
#11 Emily
#32 Jackie
#39 Jo

All the winners were chosen using Custom Random Number Generator. Congratulations to all the winners. You will be receiving an email shortly and you have until Thursday night to reply or I will choose a new winner.

Redbox Code for 4/13

The redbox code for a free one day rental is J89LA2.  It is good for today only.

If you are on Twitter you can follow InsideRedbox to receive updates on free rental codes.

In Christ Alone



This is one of my husbands favorite songs and a great video to go with it.  I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

And The Winner is....

I had 2 giveaways that ended this week.  I will post the winners tomorrow for both the  Cornielle CD winners and the Fiber One winners.  With trying to get back in the swing of the after vacation and having an  awful cold I am a behind and I do apologize.

Yanni Voices

Thanks to the One2One Network I got a chance to listen to the new Yanni Voices CD. I had heard a lot of buzz about these 4 artists and wanted to catch the Yanni Voices PBS special but missed it on my local station so I was excited to receive the CD.

Yanni Voices unveils 4 new amazing vocal artists. Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills, have all been discovered and produced by Yanni and Wake. Their voices are beautiful and really add to the overall experience of the CD . Their voices soar throughout the CD, evoking incredible beauty and emotion. I enjoy listening to them all put I find myself drawn to the songs sung by Leslie Mills. If you are a fan of Yanni you will want to check out this CD. I myself have never listened to much Yanni but I am really enjoying this CD and I enjoy listening to it when I am by myself and trying to unwind. It always goes good with a cup of tea.

Yanni Voices is currently on tour. You can check here to see if they are coming to a city near you.

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Super Saving Saturday~Meijer


This is what I purchased at Meijer today for $4.28   They had a promotion if you bought 4 Suave or Q-tips  than you would get the 5th item free.  I combined that with coupons for a total of $4.28 and I use coupons for Free gum from the coupon inserts a few weeks ago. 

To see how others have saved this week visit Money Saving Mom.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Last Minute Easter Ideas

Easter is only 2 days away and if you are like me you still have some shopping left to do to get your kids Easter Baskets ready. As much as I love Chocolate I hate to fill my kids Easter Baskets with candy. We have a big Easter Egg Hunt at church so I know they will getting enough candy to last for a long time. I think we may even have some of last years Easter candy left in the pantry. Here are a couple of toys that my kids received recently that would be a great addition to any Easter Basket.

My son is nine and it getting hard to find him gifts that are not electronic or involve video games. I can always count on Nerf. He loves so many Nerf products and this Vortex Mega Howler is no exception. I love that it gets him outside and gets him active. I also love that it is not gun related and he and his friends or sister can have fun throwing it to each other.

My daughter is a stuff animal lover. She has wanted a real Yorkie so long so this little FURREAL FRIENDS Teacup Pup was a perfect match for her. I am hoping this will keep her satisfied since her daddy is against getting a real dog. This dog has become a new stuffed animal favorite. This Teacup Pup pet has an animated head and comes in its very own stylish carrier, so she can take her puppy with her wherever she goes. This pup also has sound effects which make it seem even more real and that much more adorable.

If you are stuck for some last minute Easter ideas I hope these will help. My kids love them and I am sure that yours will as well.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Leslie Patricelli Book Review


We love books at our house. My daughter is just learning to read she loves books with repetition. I was so excited to get the new books by Leslie Patricelli in the mail thanks to Team Mom. I decided to keep the Higher Higher book for my daughter and share Baby Happy Baby Sad with my friend's 1 year old. My daughter had fun reading it to him and he was very taken in my the pictures.
Leslie Patricelli is the author and illustrator of a delightful series of bright and engaging children's board books and full-length picture books. Kids love Leslie's Stories because they are fun and silly and parents love them because they teach simple concepts while introducing reading as a fun family activity.

The Bald diaper clad baby is the star of Baby Happy Baby Sad and her other board books giving a fresh take on everyday activities. It has received the Scripps-Howard Best Children's Books of the Year. This book is perfect for toddlers and retails for $6.99

Higher! Higher! is an ingenious picture book of very few words. It expresses the giddy glee of being pushes in a swing. It is for a slightly older audience than the board books but still get for toddlers and those just starting school. It retails for $15.99


I have to admit when I first saw the books I wasn't thrilled with the repetition of the same words but the pictures were so fun and delightful I felt myself being pulled in to the books. My daughter enjoyed them and enjoyed having them read to her as well as reading them herself. As a mom these books get my seal of approval


Time for Tea~Tea With My Best Friend


My best friend and I love to have tea together. This picture was taken last year when I was visiting her in California soon after she had her baby. It was a good afternoon to get Mom out of the house and share a cup of tea together. Even the baby was great and let us enjoy our time together. We have a similar picture that was taken at a tea shop in Michigan soon after my daughter was born. I am visiting her now in Virginia and tomorrow we plan to take my daughter and the 3 of us visit a Victorian tea room to have a special afternoon together. No matter where we are we try to find time to go for tea together and finding new tea rooms is part of the fun.

The winner of my tea giveaway from last week chosen with the custom random number generator is #2 Judy. Congratulations Judy.

Now it is time for us to share some tea with me. Just add your tea post from the last week so we can all share tea with you.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mighty Leaf Tea Free Sample

I have wanted to try Mighty Leaf tea for some time now so I was very excited to see that I could receive a free sample in the mail. You can go here and get a free sample for yourself. This offer is only good in certain states.

Fiber One Fiber Friend Face-Off and Giveaway.

I am a huge fan of Fiber One Products. And the Fiber One Yogurt is no exception. Each serving of yogurt has 5 grams of fiber which is 20% of the daily recommended value. and a good source of vitamin A&D Over the past few years I have worked very hard to lose and maintain my weight. Eating plenty of fiber has has been one of the keys to my success and Fiber One products have been great for adding fiber to my diet.
Now Fiber one wants to challenge you and your friends to the Fiber One Face-Off to test your knowledge about fiber. You can create your own personal avatar, or Fiber Friend. You then face off against a weekly opponent to help learn about daily fiber requirements and the health benefits of fiber. Just by registering, players are entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes including daily gift cash cards, weekly Flip Video camcorder and a grand prize trip-for-two to a luxury spa in Arizona. This coneset end April 11th.
The folks over at MyBlogSpark are generous enough to give 3 of my readers a super fantastic Fiber One Fiber Friend gift basket. these great packages include: a nutrition journal, water bottle, pedometer with calorie counter, and a kitchen scale.


To enter tell me what visit Fiber One and come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite Fiber One product.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tavalon Tea 40% Sale


I absolutely love Tavalon tea so I was so excited to see this sale. Until Tomorrow at Noon EST you can get 40% of everything when you use the code 48HOURS. They have so many great teas that you will want to try. This is a great deal if you are looking for some great tea.