Jul 202017

How many of you are always looking for a deal when you shop? I am a coupon code searcher every single time I shop online. Before I hit that checkout button, I search for a coupon code. Recently, I learned that Groupon Coupons has savings codes on their site. Now, I have always loved Groupon but I thought that it was only for local deals or you had to order something from Groupon. Evidently, that is not the case.

Groupon has the codes you need to order from online retailers like Eddie Bauer. eddiebauer.com with Eddie Bauer Promo Codes & Coupon CodesI use Eddie Bauer as an example because I LOVE Eddie Bauer clothes. Being a 6′ tall woman, I can actually find clothes that fit in the length. Some of their items are a bit out of my price range so that is why I only buy when I can find a good deal. As of today, there is a code for 30% off of everything. As with all coupon codes, they have an expiration date but being able to search for deals on Groupon, you can find the latest deals.

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Jul 092017

I remember looking for A to Z alphabet practice worksheets when my son was in pre-K and kindergarten. I could not find the paper at the store and needed something for him to practice on. After he practiced the alphabet, I wanted him to practice on blank pages with me telling him the letter to practice his letter memory. I found several websites that generated the pages but most were quite complicated to figure out. I just wanted to click to open and then click to print. I have finally figured out how to do this myself so have made it available for free here on my blog!! You have a choice of the A to Z practice alphabet pages or the blank handwriting practice with the triple lines for practicing any type of writing you choose.

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Jun 072017


Are you looking for work you can do from home?

Since we spend so many of our precious hours working, wouldn’t it be great to fill those hours with work that’s fulfilling, flexible, and family-friendly?

But finding jobs that aren’t scams – or even knowing what kind of jobs your skills match anyway – can be overwhelming.

That’s why I have to tell you about a package of resources that was designed to help you find work that works for you.

It’s called the Ultimate Work at Home Bundle.

The bundle has 50 products (including eBooks, an audiobook, printables, and eCourses) to help  you:

  • Find legit work-at-home jobs (and avoid scams!)
  • Run your business on a tiny budget
  • Avoid common work-at-home mistakes
  • Discover clients who will pay you what you’re worth
  • And so much more!

The combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $2,300, but you get EVERYTHING for 98% off!

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If you want to learn how to gain the flexibility and control over your work that you’ve always dreamed of, the Ultimate Work at Home Bundle will help you get started.

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Jun 062017

I am over the top excited about THE new Ultimate “Work-at-Home” Bundle which goes on sale tomorrow!! If you have been thinking about what you can do to make a living from home, this is the work at home resource for you! I have already purchased one of the courses included and have utilized the information I have learned to make money sitting on my couch at home. The sky is the limit when you consider all of the things you can do to make money without leaving the house. Stay tuned tomorrow for my special link to get you in on this amazing deal!! 

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Ultimate Pizza Meatloaf

Print Recipe
Ultimate Pizza Meatloaf
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, F.
  2. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, and 1/2 cup pizza sauce until blended.
  3. Place meat mixture into an even layer in an 8 inch round baking pan or pie pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 20 minutes, remove from oven, top with remaining pizza sauce, cheese, peppers, bacon, and black olives. Return to oven and bake additional 10-15 minutes until done (160 degrees, F)
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Save On Digital Media Academy Tech Summer Camps

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May 232016

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don’t miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime – SAVE $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by May 31, 2016.

At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!

Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals.

Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!

Hurry, save $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by May 31!

See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org.

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Getting Started With Backyard Chickens – Part I

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Apr 292016
Baby chicks, backyard chickens
backyard chickens

Caden feeding Gaba’s chickens

This is the first in a series of posts for the beginner on getting started with backyard chickens. Stay tuned for more!

A few months ago, we were out riding our bicycles and ran into my son’s best friend’s Gaba (grandmother). Of course, we did not literally “run” into her. She happens to live around the corner. We stopped to visit a bit and Caden got to feed her chickens some bread. She also gave us a tour of the chicken coop and fed them some hen scratch.

Of course, you know where this is going. He loved it so much, we decided to get some chickens for him. Now, we had done this before when he was about 2 or 3. We had 3 or 4 chickens. Back then, we lived way out in the country. We just let them roam around our backyard. We never built a coop, so they were sleeping on my back porch on my chairs and whatever else they decided to roost on. Needless to say, they were pooping all over everything and I decided I had had enough. We decided to give them away. A nice couple in a little blue truck came and took our chickens to a new home. That was that, or so I thought. LOL!

Fast forward to several years later, we are living in town now so have a smaller place BUT since we are in a small town, having backyard chickens is not a problem. We decided to do it right this time. Once we decided to get a flock of our own, the planning began. We decided to start

Baby chicks, backyard chickens

Our new babies!

small with only 6 chickens. Haha!! We went to our local farm supply store and ended up buying 11 chickens. We bought 5 Ideal 236 pullets, 5 Black Sex Link hens and 1 Rhode Island Red straight run that we are/were hoping to be a rooster. If you add that up, that equals 11 chickens. We kind of went over a bit. The reason we did this is that I had done a lot of research and since I was so new to keeping chickens, I figured a few might not make it through the chick phase. In the end, we ended up losing only one of the Black Sex Links. He was kind of puny on the second day and kept falling onto his back. The next day we checked on them first thing in the morning and he had not made it through the night. So, we were down to 10 chickens. It is 5 weeks later and we still have 10 and it looks like that is what we will keep. My son decided to name a few of them so you know we have to keep them all now. I am already thinking that we will add on to our coop and get more next year. This is an addicting hobby!

Stay tuned for Getting Started With Backyard Chickens – Part II!!


S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

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Mar 262015

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life!
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DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Technology Meets Creativity!
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Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit our WEB Sites www.ROBOTS-4-U.com and www.dynamic-art-design.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

– Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges

– Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14

– Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August

– Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!


– 1 week (5 days) long

– Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

– CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
-Register early as camps do fill up quickly!

– Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

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Getting My Family To Eat Healthier

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Mar 202015

I have recently made the decision to get my family to eat more healthy foods. With all of the stories I have been reading lately, I have learned that you really do not know what you are eating when you buy prepackaged foods from the store. It is sad that the US allows so many unhealthy foods that are actually banned in other countries. Artificial colors and sweeteners, pesticides, GMO foods, and other additives (in my opinion) are the reason so many people are getting more illnesses, allergies and diseases than ever before.

I started my journey by choosing to buy more produce and natural foods. I have been ordering my fruits and vegetables from Bountiful Baskets. This is a food co-op that is available in many areas. They take contributions on Monday and Tuesday. The boxes are then delivered on either Friday or Saturday depending on your location. We have had a lot of fun with the “surprise” boxes we get each week. You see, they have no clue what you are going to get when you place your order.  Here are 2 examples of what I received. Each box is $15 plus a processing fee of $3.50 each week. You also pay an extra $3 for the first week you participate.

Bountiful Baskets Conventional 2

Bountiful Baskets conventional

Not too shabby for $15 a week. As you can see, you get different items each week. They also have specialty boxes you can get. These also change weekly. I have gotten a case of cauliflower, case of broccoli, Shamrock box which included leeks, potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage and parsley. These “extra” boxes are available for an additional fee.

I hope to post some of the recipes we have tried with our boxes to show you that, yes, you can eat healthier on a budget. We are also now buying raw fresh milk, yogurt and cheeses from a local dairy. Fortunately, we are able to do that here in Texas. If we weren’t able to buy raw milk items, then we would just have to get a few cows and make it all ourselves. There is nothing like homemade butter, yogurt and cheese. I love the idea of eating butter made from fresh raw cow’s milk. No artificial ingredients or junk included.


Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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Dec 222014

This is my own recipe which I came up with when I was probably about 12 or so. Everyone always raves about them and they do taste pretty good, even if I do say so myself. I would have to say that my recipe card looks a little rough though. LOL!


Ingredients all ready to go. SAM_3112

Everything but the flour, salt and baking soda are ready to be mixed together. SAM_3113


Adding the flour a little bit at a time.SAM_3115

Time for the chocolate chips. I use 2 whole bags but you can use less if you want more cookie and less chips. SAM_3116

All ready to be made into cookies!SAM_3118First tray in the oven! Can’t wait!SAM_3117

Nothing like the smell of home made cookies to fill the house.SAM_3119

All finished–ready for some cookies??SAM_3120

Mia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2c vegetable shortening
1c 2T brown sugar
1c 2T granulated sugar
1 1/2t vanilla
3/4t water
3 eggs
3c unsifted flour
1 1/2t baking soda
1 1/2t salt
2 or 3c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla, water, & eggs until light and fluffy.

Mix flour, soda, & salt in a bowl and blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes.

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