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Reading Eggs, Where Children Learn to Read

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Reading Eggs website is really neat!  Reading Eggs is an Online Learn to Read Program.  The kids can truly learn to read online!  I got the incredible opportunity to review the site after allowing my 7 year old daughter and my 4 year old son use it for a few weeks.


Here is a short description:



Learning to read can be easy and fun!Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning. If your child is very young, it gives them the opportunity to start recognizing letters and sounds.  If your child is just starting to read, it will help them learn.  And if your child has already been reading, it gives them tons of practice.


My kids really enjoyed this website!  My 7 year old who is an avid reader enjoyed all of the games and got tons of goo…

Lioness Arising Book Review

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Lioness Arising is a fabulous book.  Here is what is on the back cover:  Women, it's time to Awaken, God did not save you to tame you.  Awaken...to a life of fierce passion.  Awaken...to dangerous prayer, stunning power, and teamed purpose.  Awaken...your response could very well change your world.  This was so true of this book.  For me, it started out a little slow....but I really don't think I was in the right frame of mind.  So I put it down for quite some time.  Months later I revisited it.  This time, the time was JUST right.  She compares ALL that we do, feel, etc, to lioness'.  And rightfully so.  It was a TOTAL bonus to learn SO much about an animal that God created, WHILE learning how to "WAKE UP and CHANGE MY WORLD" the way that God would like us to.  Honestly, this book was like reading a documentary on Lions and Lioness'.  But then...in the next chapter, she would relate that to God, to us, to life....it was SO neat to see how she could combine …

Dry Idea Review and Giveaway

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I was given the GREAT opportunity to review Dry Idea Advanced Dry Antiperspirant and Deodorant Roll-On.  I have to say I was pretty impressed!  I was very leary at first.  I have never liked roll-on's and I am kind stuck in my ways.  I like ONE deodorant and that is the one I've used for several years.  That is all there is to it.  But I decided to give it a try.  I am a runner, a spinner, a very active person all around.  Never once while using this product did I ever think about my arm pits.  With my "normal" deodorant, I have to admit...there are times I start to worry a little bit.  This was a fantastic product...and when I am out of my "normal" deodorant, I will make the change.  It gave protection like I never knew existed before.  It was fast drying, hypo allergenic...it even contains Vitamin E and gives 24 hours of protection!  The product I had was unscented, Powder Fresh and Cotton Dry.  Surprisingly the roll-on didn't bother me like I though…

Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot!

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I was given the awesome opportunity to review a brand new show that will be on The Hub TV Network!  The premier of Care Bears:  Welcome to Care-a-lot, showed on Saturday, June 2nd on the Hub.  In the package that I was provided, I got an episode to show my house full of kids, activity sheets with stickers, crayons, pencils, notepads and game ideas and recipe ideas for the party. 


First we all watched the episode.  There were 7 kids here total, ranging from the age of 4 to 13.
 Then we played one of their games that was given in the pamphlet.  The pillows are clouds!  :-)

 They had a lot of fun!!!  Lots of giggles and lots of noise!!
 Then the younger ones wanted to do the papers that were sent.  There were coloring pages, word searches, and other fun games.

We had a really great time.  Even my 13 year old BOY loved it.  He has always loved Care Bears though.  The 12 year old boy that was here wasn't sure about it though...he thought it was for littler people, but he still seemed eng…

SASS! Yourself Slim

SASS Yourself Slim a book by Cynthia Sass MPH, RD is a New York Times Bestseller.  It was formerly published as CINCH!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches.  With Cynthia Sass' plan she shows you 10 reasons that you should follow her plan:

1.  Weight loss rewards
2.  Prevention of weight gain
3.  Appetite Control
4.  Satisfaction
5.  Heart Protection
6.  Blood sugar benefits
7.  Beauty benefits
8.  A whole lot of nutrition per bite (when eating almonds every day, her staple food for this plan)
9.  Ease
10.  Versatility

Acclaimed nutritionist Cynthia Sass has proven, once and for all, that fast, sustainable weight loss is not about deprivation, in fact, this diet is anything but, featuring treats from guacamole to mandatory chocolate truffles.  But it's the big results, up to eight pounds of weight loss in the first five days alone, that make S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim the ideal plan for anyone who's ready to take control of there diet, their weight, and their long t…

RetailMeNot.com

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Have you EVER used RetailMeNot.com?  I LOVE IT!!!!  I've been using it online for over a year now.  I check it almost anytime I make an online purchase!  Well...guess what???


When it comes to shopping and saving money,RetailMeNot.com has long been considered the premier website for coupon codes. We’re excited about the launch of their new iPhone app. IT'S FREE!!!!!!


Not only do we encourage you to download the free app but we’d love for you to share the link.

You can download the app here:http://bit.ly/RMNapp





The RetailMeNot Coupons app helps you find the best coupons to your favorite places to shop so you can save online or in the store directly from your phone. It's never been easier to save when you want, where you want!
The app also provides access to a selection of RetailMeNot’s best online coupons from thousands of merchants and more than 1,600 in-store redeemable coupons from stores consumers shop at regularly.  The simple, easy-to-use interface with curated “Hot Deals” f…

Biggest Loser Fitness Ridge Resort

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Are you overweight? Frustrated by an endless diet cycle? Ready to take control of your health? Just like contestants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, you CAN have a life changing experience-- at The Biggest Loser Resorts.
The Biggest Loser Resorts cater to REAL people seeking REAL weight loss results. A team of certified trainers, nutritionists, life coaches, and world-class chefs have one goal, to help you lose weight. Are you ready to experience a week of great fitness, delicious spa cuisine, enlightening education and wonderful camaraderie? Bring a friend to any of the three Biggest Loser Resorts (Malibu, Utah or Niagara) for a week between July 29th and September 16th and your friend comes at 50% off the standard weekly rate (or combine it and you both come at 25% off!).

Reservations must be made by July 31, 2012. (There's limited availability, so be sure to book quickly.) Additional terms and conditions apply, so contact their customer service representatives at this special number …

SONOS Wireless HiFi System

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This Father's Day, give the gift of floorboard rattling, heart thumping HiFi sound to a Dad who rocks. Sonos has you covered with an one week promotion at Target stores nationwide, and you even get a little something back! Now through June 16th, shoppers can receive a $30 Target gift card when you purchase a Play:3 Sonos wireless HiFi system and a $40 Target gift card when you purchase a Play:5 Sonos wireless HiFi system. Hear every song you have and discover more with access to over 100,000 free radio stations and shows worldwide. Sonos connects directly to the Internet, so you can blast a universe of music in every corner of your home.Control from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet - works with Android, iPhone, iPad, and Sonos controller
Play:3 Compact, all-in-one Sonos player with 3 integrated speakers and 3 digital amps for big HiFi sound. Available in Black or White ($299)
Play:5 Original, bigger room, all-in-one Sonos player with 5 integrated speakers and 5 digital amps …

DIBS ON MY RIBS!!!!!!

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Ignite your inspiration with pork and get grilling!


National Pork Board's Dibs On My Ribs recipe contest!


Now through August 12, backyard grillmasters can submit a recipe to the contest usingTyson spare ribs, McCormick spices & seasonings, and Kraft BBQ sauces. Two grand prize winnerswill be awarded one year's worth of groceries and a trip to Memphis, TN for the "Memphis in May" BBQ festival in 2013.

Here are some Twitter posts I have been using!!!  ENJOY!!!!
Win groceries for a year from @allaboutpork!  Share your best spare ribs recipe here http://bit.ly/RibsContest#DibsOnMyRibs
Submit an @allaboutpork spare ribs recipe & vote for your favorites here http://bit.ly/RibsContest#DibsOnMyRibs 
#DibsOnMyRibs Got a grill-tastic ribs recipe?  @allaboutpork wants to hear about it!  Submit it here for a chance to win big!http://bit.ly/RibsContest

Sauce it up & submit your @allaboutpork recipe today!http://bit.ly/RibsContest#Pork  #DibsOnMyRibs 
*I received no monetary c…

Jimmy Johns Fiasco! Don't eat there!

I had always thought of Jimmy Johns as a nice little place.  I have never been inside one, but my church often has them cater in for meetings, etc.  The meeting the church is having this weekend is a missions trip meeting.  My son and I are headed to the DR for a missions trip in July and we are having a training meeting this Sunday.  He is VERY allergic to eggs and nuts.  I always make it a point when we eat somewhere new to ask the establishment if there is eggs or nuts in ______________whatever it is my son will be eating.  Sometimes I don't even have to ask...they have it on their website or hanging up somewhere within their establishment so we can see for ourselves.  In the 13  years that I have dealt with food allergies in my 2 out of 4 children, I have NEVER had an establishment NOT give me the information.  Well...there is a first time for everything.  I went to Jimmy Johns website this morning.  All they had online is nutritional information, no ingredients....or at the v…

KaiJudo, Rise of the Duel Masters

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I was given the AWESOME opportunity to review a brand new show that came out on the Hub channel on June 2nd called KaiJudo.  Before I tell you about the little party I had showcasing KaiJudo, here are some of the stats:

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters
Program description:
“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” is an animated action-fantasy series that follows the adventures of a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. Evil forces would have these creatures tamed and enslaved, so Ray and his two best friends must join the ranks of the mysterious Duel Masters to ensure the survival of both races before it’s too late.


For those of you who may not have heard of The Hub yet:
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. T…