Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Carefree Fresh Start

Do you ever feel like you need a fresh start? I think all of us at one time or another have felt that way. A few years ago I felt like I needed a fresh start snd decided to lose weight and ended up losing 85 lbs. Whether changing jobs, starting a new relationship, losing a few pounds or even simply getting a makeover, who hasn’t wished they could make a fresh start on something, at some point in life? The makers of CAREFREE® pantiliners are partnering with First30Days.com – experts at helping people through change – on a new program to help women turn that very common wish into a reality. Women who visit the campaign’s new Web site, CarefreeFreshStart.com, will find tips for making a fresh start and the chance to receive up to $10,000 through the CAREFREE® Fresh Start Fund.

To apply for funding, women simply need to share why they want a fresh start, plans for reaching their goal, and how the funding could help. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges including Ariane de Bonvoisin, the founder of First30Days.com, based on the strength of the plan, use of funding and persuasiveness. Ten finalists will receive funding to help make their fresh start a reality, and the public will then have the chance to vote online for the best fresh start plan.

The top three winners will receive $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 respectively, as well as a personal consultation from Ariane and a three-day/two-night trip to New York City to be honored at the CAREFREE® Fresh Start celebration event in partnership with Step Up Women’s Network, the national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. All other finalists will receive $1,000 to help begin making their fresh start. The deadline for submissions is July 10, 2009

Carefree has come out with a great new product which is a fresh start for them. Sometimes, we all need a little extra sense of protection. The makers of Carefree have the solution with new Ultra Protection™ pantiliners. Ten times more absorbent than an ordinary liner. With the protection of a pad and the comfort and thinness of a liner, Carefree Ultra Protection™ pantiliners are absorbent enough for any day, but thin enough for every day. I have tried them and they do work great. If you would like to try them for yourself you can go here to request your free sample.

Time for Tea Tuesday~Wimbledon

Wimbledon Tea

I love this time of year when I can sit back and watch the tennis at Wimbledon. It has been one of my life long dreams to attend Wimbledon. Maybe one day it will happen. In honor of Wimbledon the Royal Garden Hotel in London is offering a special Wimbledon Tea. I can dream of enjoying a great afternoon tea in Kensington and then going to watch some great tennis on Centre court.

Here is the menu for this wonderful tea.

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Wimbledon Special
Playing from 22nd June to 5th July 2008
Assorted freshly prepared finger Sandwiches
Freshly baked Raisin and Plain Scones served with Devonshire Clotted Cream
and Home-made Preserves
A Selection of Home-made Cakes and Pastries
from the Royal Garden Patisserie including:
Pimms Trifle
Williams Pear Mousse
Roger's Roulade
Tim's Tartlet's
Murray Mint Truffle
Freshly Brewed Leaf Tea from our fine selection

Maybe the next time I plan a trip to London I will have to go during the Wimbledon fortnight. Even if I never make it to Centre court at least I can enjoy a Wimbledon Tea.

Don't forget to join me for tea and link up your recent tea post.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Guitar Hero On Tour Modern Hits.

Thanks to Mom Central my family has gone on Tour with Guitar Hero On Tour. We have multiple DS players so we received both the Modern Hits game and the Decades game to review. Let me tell you from the minute they came out of the box they were a hit. Both my 10 year old and my 6 year old were addicted. They both mastered it very quickly and were soon showing me their skill. Let me tell you their skill did not wear off on me. I am getting better but I have a long way to go before I am a true rocker. One of the great things is that having 2 different games my kids can connect their games and play together and stream songs between players. My 6 year old is not a big fan of dueling but they do have fun playing a song together. My 10 year old finds his friends when it is time to duel. It is always nice to see my kids playing well together. My son was also glad he did not give away his old DS since the Guitar Hero On Tour games do not work with the new DSi.
My son playing Guitar Hero On Tour
Key Features of Guitar Hero On tour Modern Hits :
  • Rock out to today’s hottest tracks – Shred along to 28 master tracks, all modern rock hits from some of the hottest bands including Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Tenacious D, Weezer, The Strokes and more. Players will tour through five all-new venues that are as extreme as the tunes played in them.
  • Choose your path to stardom – For the first time ever, players can choose how they take their band from the underground music scene to worldwide rock stardom with the exciting non-linear gameplay progression in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.
  • Do it for the fans – Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits delivers an all-new gameplay experience with Fan Requests. By completing Fan Requests players build their fan base and open up new challenges to rock-out like never before including jamming to an entire song in Hyperspeed, battling it out in a Guitar Duel with active Bomb Notes or whammying every single hold note in a song.
  • Rock out anytime, anywhere – Fans can take the Guitar Hero experience wherever they go with Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits. The Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ mimics a guitar fret board and fits seamlessly in people’s hands to deliver the same core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero.

  • The party never stops – Song streaming features allow players of Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits and its predecessors, Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, to share songs via local wireless connectivity. Players can rock out together in multiplayer modes, jamming to tracks from all three versions of the game.

Thanks again to Mom Central for giving us these games to review. My kids thank you as well.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Get Your Free Chocolate

On Fridays Mars Chocolate is giving away a free Mars chocolate candy bar of your choice to the first 250,000 people.   I have received all 4 of my coupons in the mail and I want to remind you to make sure you get all of yours. You can't beat FREE CHOCOLATE!

Every Friday through September head over to realchocolate.com starting at 9 am EST and sign-up for your free chocolate. You can win up to 4 times(1each week for 4 weeks)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Purex Complete 3-in-1

Last month I was chosen to be a Purex Insider and with it I had a chance to try this great new product. The Purex Complete 3-in-1 is a simple sheet that you add to your washer with a load’s worth of detergent, softener and anti-static all in one. It works great and it makes doing laundry so much easier. No measuring, and adding softener or a separate dryer sheet. I love them so much that I have bought more myself and will continue to it. Let me tell you if you try them you will love them.

In conjuction with the launch of this new product Purex® has launched an exciting new initiative to help change the lives of families across the developing world.

Purex®, Kiva® and Angie Harmon have teamed up to create the Purex® Changes Lives program to help moms around the world who are struggling to provide for their families. When you submit the bar code from the back of your 20-count starter kit or 24-count refill pack of Purex® Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets™, Purex® will contribute $1 to the mom entrepreneur of your choice, allowing you to make a difference in the developing world and help empower a mom to lift her family out of poverty.

Make sure you visit Purex Changes Lives to see how you can help. I hope you will try out this great new product and let me know what you think when you do.

Time for Tea Tuesday

What do you put in your tea?
People prefer their teas many different ways.  Me I am a milk and sugar girl.  I never thought of adding milk to my tea until I went to Wales and then I discovered that I love milk in my tea, especially black teas.  Most herbal teas I drink without milk because it ruins the flavor and can react with the acid if it is a real fruity tea.  I have learned from experience.  So that leads to the question of when to add your milk.  I always brew my tea in a teapot so I add the milk into my cup before I add by brewed tea. 
My favorite sugar to put in tea is raw sugar or Turbinado sugar.  I love the taste that it adds to my tea.  Since I am watching my sugar intake I often use sweetners.  I have recently been turned on to Stevia which I really like and my brand of choice is Stevia Extract in the Raw.  If you are looking for a more natural sweetner you should give it a try.  So tell me how do you like your tea?

Come and share a cup of tea with me and link up your recent tea post.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cheap Summer Movies

It is suppose to be a rainy day here in Michigan tomorrow so that leaves me asking myself what I can do with my kids.  Thank goodness for Goodrich Quality Theaters and  their $1  Summer Kids Movies. For 10 weeks they will have a  new $1 movie  each week.  The movies will show Monday thru Friday at 10:30am.  This week  Coraline is showing  so looks like we will go and see that.  This is a great deal  if you need a cheap outing with your kids this summer.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Time for Tea Tuesday

Did you know that June is National Ice Tea Month? Being a tea lover I always look forward to summer and big pitchers of Sweet Tea. My Sweet Tea is not like Southern Sweet Tea but just enough sugar to add a touch of sweetness. Yesterday I made a pitcher of Guava Iced Tea with tea I bought from 52 Teas. I am really into fruit teas lately. Adagio's Mango Tea is one of my favorites for Iced Tea as well as Republic of Tea's Ginger Peach Tea. For a classic Iced Tea my favorite tea to use is Luzianne. I make my Ice tea in a Mr. Coffee Ice Tea Maker which I really love and it makes the job so easy. For my loose tea I use T-sac Tea Filters and they work great in my tea maker.

When it comes to bottled Iced Tea I am big fan of Gold Peak Diet Tea. Honest Tea and Sweet Leaf Tea are also iced teas that I drink quite often. If you are looking for a refreshing beverage to drink this summer put down the soda and grab yourself some iced tea.
Don't forget to join me for tea and link your recent tea post.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

School's Out

The end of the school year for my kids was yesterday and our summer fun is under way.  Like most moms I have  mixed emotions.  I am excited to have lots of free time to do fun things but I am also hoping my kids a don't drive me crazy with their fighting  being together all day long. 
While searching for end of the year gifts I came along these beautiful lisianthus plants.  I had never seen them before and thought the blooms looked liked purple rose blooms.  I liked the plant so much I decided to give them for all my gifts.  I may even have to go bake and buy one for myself.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Time for Tea Tuesday

I have mentioned before that my daughter loves tea like her mother.   She has many tea sets  that she likes to play with but this is one of my favorites. Before she was born my mom found this plastic tea set  that was in the Old Country Roses pattern which is the pattern of my China. We knew she would have to buy it.  My daughter  loves that her China matches mine and her American Girl dolls can drink from Old Country Roses at their tea parties.  I love the fact that they are plastic and I don't have to worry when she plays with them that they will break.  It warms my heart to see my daughter having tea parties.  I know it will always be a special bond between us.  I would love to find this tea set in stores again but I have not seen it anywhere.   I guess she will have to keep these until she is old enough for her own Old Country Roses tea set.
  Join me for tea  and link up your recent tea post.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Free Redbox Movie Rental with Code

You can get a free 1 day rental from Redbox when you use this code today only.  The code  for June 8th is DEVRY6268.  Remember  to push rent with code or you will be charged a $1. 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yanni Voices

Yanni Voices 6/05/09

Thanks so much to Michelle over at SkinJunkie for these great photos of the Yanni Voices concert last night.  It was a great show and I will pos tmore about it later.  Let me tell you it was a great night  and if you have a chance to see Yanni Voices in concert you will see a great show.