Dec 182014
 

50 days of Christimas

Are you having people over for the Christmas or New Years?  After you get all your presents wrapped, in the mail, treats made and dinners planned you have one big project left if you are having people over.  That is the cleaning and preparing your home for company. HolidayCleaning-Slide1.jpg.rendition.largest

I have found some Holiday Housecleaning tips from Better Homes and Garden that will make prepping your home for holiday parties or overnight guests. Eliminate day-of cleaning chaos by dividing your housecleaning tasks into doable segments. Follow BHG’s 7-Day Cleaning Plan and 1-Hour Quick Clean Plan to prepare your home before guests arrive. Use our BHG’s Emergency Housecleaning Guide — simple solutions for tricky stains — to ensure hitch-free holiday entertaining.

This will help make your Holiday a bit less stressful. You can go HERE on Better Homes and Garden for lots of great tips.

Kaisy1

 

Dec 172014
 

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For Rex’s Birthday I gave him a present a day for a week.  One of his gifts was The Energy Shot by myCharge.  It was his favorite present!  He often forgets to charge his phone and will be at work or out some place  and have a dead phone.  I knew this would be just the gift for him. IMG_0884(1)

Liquid energy shots ramp up the human body in less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Now the same concept exists for cell phones. The Energy Shot by myCharge injects power into cell phone batteries at speeds faster than a wall charger or most other portable battery packs.

It is so easy to use.  There is 9 hours of talk time and LED battery indicator, you just shake to check battery level.  You use your own cable, plug the USB end into the Energy Shot and the other into your device.  Charging starts automatically, if it doesn’t shake the Energy Shot to activate.

The Energy Shot would be a great item to add to your Christmas list or if you are still looking for a last minute stocking stuffer or gift this just might be it.  You can find Energy Shot by myCharge  HERE  or your at your local Walgreens.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Dec 172014
 

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Have you ever got something and thought “What am I going to use that for?” and then once you start using it you think, “Wow! This is so neat ~ I love it!”  That how I feel about this Epson LabelWorks™ LW-300 Label Printer.  Once I started printing my own ribbon I couldn’t stop.  I have them on most of my presents and I think they would be great for scrap booking.

You are no longer restricted to just letters the LabelWorks™ has lots of symbols, frames and fonts.  You can even save up to 30 of your label designs in the built in memory.  I like how professional all of my ribbons/labels look.

Here are some of the Key Features:

  • Ideal for your labeling needs — prints up to ~1/2″ (12 mm) wide tapes
  • Amazing variety — 14 fonts, 10 styles, 300+ built-in symbols, over 75 frames and more
  • Less waste — smaller lead margin compared to other brands, for up to 60% less lead margin waste
  • Large built-in memory — store up to 30 self-created label designs
  • Prints up to two lines of text — more space for you to add specialty frames or symbols to enhance your design
  • Easy to apply — automatically printed with a split back for easy and fast peeling
  • Whisper quiet — prints labels without distracting those around you
  • Supports seven languages — set to the language of your choice
  • Specialty labels — iron-on, glow-in-the-dark, reflective, metallic, strong adhesive and decorative tapes for everyday labeling in and around the home or office

I found  the LabelWorks™ easy to use.  The instructions were easy to understand and within a few minutes I had my first label printed.  It is not often you find a product that has all these features and is easy to use. I also really like that you can store it all in one small case.  You can even fit in two rolls of the ribbon.  Now when I want to use  it everything is together.

If you are looking to purchase the Epson LabelWorks™ LW-300 you can do so HERE.  It would be a great gift to add to your Christmas list.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Dec 172014
 

50 days of Christimas

Do you have all your presents sent out?  I heard today December 20th is the last day to send something out so that it arrives in time for Christmas.  I have just finished a couple of the gifts I am sending out.  IMG_0918

Here is the first item I finished – I think I told you about it earlier. It is a blanket I was going to give a lady at church but I found out her daughter had made her one so I decided to send this to my Mom  I love the colors. Now I need to get it in a box and out in the mail. IMG_0913

Rex and I made these wooden ornaments from a post I put up on Day 30.  They were really fun to make.

I bought some 5 gallon stir sticks at Walmart and then Rex cut the wood and drilled the hole in them for me.  I then painted them.  I cut the paper and used Mod Podge to attach them to the board.  I added the jingle bells and wire. Some are hanging on my tree but I gave many out as gifts.

You can find out more on Day 30 ~ 50 Days of Christmas HERE.

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I took a wire whisk that I got from the Dollar Tree and filled it with Candy Kisses.  I wrapped it with some plastic.  Then I tied a label that says “I Whisk you a Merry Kissmass” and an ornament I found at the Dollar Tree.

All of these project were pretty easy and made with love.  I am sure who ever gets them will like them.

Remember to get your packages out by Friday!

Kaisy1

 

Dec 172014
 

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Family_Gifts_5_041115Best Buy has great gifts for everyone in your family.  There are lots of products to choose from.  I found something for Rexy, Joey and Me at Best Buy.  Let me give you some ideas.With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

Xbox One is the place for games. This is a gift that Joey would love. He spends hours in his room playing games and has been talking about getting an Xbox.XBOX

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

Link to XBOX One at Best Buy

JBL_HolidayJBL ~ This would be the gift for Rex.  He loves music and is always listening to it.

JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/jbl-holiday-130158

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Garmin and TomTom ~ This is the gift I need.  I can never find places and even if I print out the directions I get lost. Not too long ago I went downtown to met some friends and when I left I got so lost that it ended up taking me over an hour and a half to get home on a trip that should have been only 20 minutes.

Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.

·         Garmin 52LM

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

·         Garmin 2597LMT

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

·        TomTom Go 50s

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/gps-holiday

This is just a small examples of great products you can find at Best Buy.  I spent a lot of time walking around Best Buy and found that they carry lots of things I would like to have or give as gifts.  You can find all these products at a local Best Buy store or online.

Kaisy1The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Dec 162014
 

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Canon Holiday Image

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Canon Holiday Image 2One of the things I love to do when I go back to Wisconsin is go through the boxes of pictures my Mom has from when we were growing up.  There are nine kids in my family so there are lots of pictures.

It’s so fun going through them and seeing all the different things we did together.  There are pictures of us outside building snowman and of us playing in the kids waiting pools.  When we look at the pictures together we always end up telling stories about each one and have fun spending time together. That’s why I think a camera is so important to help keep all the family memories alive. Every family can use a camera!

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

*offer valid 12/7-12/20

 

Kaisy1The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Dec 162014
 

Cranberry BluffCranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner

Molly Elliott’s quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie’s bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful – that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly’s past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?

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Author Deborah Garner

Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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Cranberry Bluff Excerpt:

 

Sadie Kramer was the next to arrive, bustling through the entrance thirty minutes later. A plump woman in her mid-sixties, she wore a floral dress in fuchsia tones that clashed violently with her red, bouffant hair. Knitting needles stuck out of an oversized tote bag that hung from her left arm. A bit of yarn drizzled alongside. In contrast to the first guest, Sadie was outgoing and friendly, fawning over the inn’s décor. She complimented Molly on everything from the vase of fresh snapdragons on the registration table to the soft jazz that flowed from overhead speakers. She wasted no time scurrying to the appetizer table, demonstrating uncanny dexterity as she wedged a Brie-covered cracker between her lips while pouring a glass of wine.

Had Molly been able to hear the effervescent personality in Sadie’s voice on the phone, she might have put her in a more flamboyant room – the Tulip Room, for example, with its multi-colored throw pillows or the Bistro Room, with its wine-labeled wallpaper. But a last-minute switch would be difficult. The Battenberg Room would have to do, white lace and all.

“I love every inch of this place!” Sadie exclaimed. Her tote bag smacked the cheese and cracker tray as she twirled around, causing her knitting needles to click together. “Are there other guests staying here tonight?”

“Yes, a few,” Molly said, reaching out to catch a wine glass that Sadie’s elbow had nudged. She placed it back on the table. “Let me set the tote bag aside for you.”

“No, dear, that won’t be necessary.” Sadie pulled the bag in closer to her side as she reached for another cracker. “I’ll just have a couple more bites and then settle in for the evening.” She flashed a bright smile at Molly.

Sadie embraced the Battenberg room eagerly; she gushed over its details with enthusiasm that equaled what she’d exhibited in the parlor. “What lovely trinkets! What sweet doilies! What an adorable miniature tea set!” The woman patted the quilted bedding with one hand, nodding in approval. Molly watched the wine sway in the glass Sadie still clutched in her other hand. Sadie poked her head in the bathroom and popped back out. “I love that claw foot tub! And who would have thought to put teapots on a shower curtain? It’s delightful!”

Leaving the exuberant woman to get settled, Molly returned to the kitchen. She dumped the coffee in the sink and poured herself a glass of wine. It was going to be a long evening.

 

My Review:

If you are looking for a good book to read with lots going on you are going to like Cranberry Bluff.  Molly moves across country to run her Aunt’s Bed and Breakfast in Cranberry Cove California.   She was trying to get away from her past.  She has lots of colorful boarders.  There are many twist and turns that made the book hard to put down.  I am happy to say another book will follow!

 

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Dec 162014
 

50 days of Christimas

What is one of your favorite gifts that you have been given? I think mine are either the ones that someone has made or one that I can make.  I love crafts and always have.  I was lucky because one of my grandma’s taught me how to crochet lace on a pillow case and the other grandma taught me how to sew and also how to Tat using a Tatting Shuttle and making lace. IMG_0742

I received this great project from We Are Knitters: The Ulitmate DIY Fashion Brand. The name of the kit is the Spinning Jenny Scarf.  It came with the yarn, knitting needles and the pattern. So I could start knitting when I got the kit I didn’t need to purchase anything else.

What I il_570xN.584490945_8wytreally like about this scarf is that it is made all in one piece in a very easy knit and purl pattern.   When you are done knitting the one piece you make a pocket at one end by sewing the edges together. The scarf is so versatile and you can keep all your treasures in the pocket or even put your hands in the pockets to keep them warm.

You need to take a look at all the great projects and kits that you can get from We are Knitters. They have both knitting and crochet kits. There is a great selection of accessories, home  décor  and clothing for men, women, kids and baby, We Are  Knitters  truly has something for everyone. Every kit has  all  essentials to knit your new piece, including  knitting  needles, instructions, high-quality yarn, and  even your own  tag to show off your  work.. They also have a big variety of colors.  The site also has some videos to help you complete your project.  You also can purchase the yarn and needles separate.

You can go HERE to find a gift for yourself or one for someone on your list.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

 

 

Dec 152014
 

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Now that I am getting older I am always try to find products that help me keep looking young.  I recent  received NutriRevolution Phytoceramides are suppose to helps  restore your Beauty. I have researched Phytoceramides before so I know they are good for you.  They work from the inside out.  Here are some of the benefits of NutriRevolution Phytoceramides:

– Works to reduce fine lines & wrinkles*
– Helps moisturize skin from the inside out*
– Aids in repairing aging & sun damage*

NutriRevolution Phytoceramides are all natural and are GMO and Gluten free. They also contain Contains NO additives, artificial components, binders, waffle, and synthetic ingredients.  They are also manufactured in the US.

I like that they are easy to take.  I just take one supplement a day.  This supplement also contains Vitamins A C D E.  I have been taking them for a few weeks and have not notice much of a change but I know that I need to continue taking them to see some results.

If you would like to purchase NutriRevolution Phytoceramides you can find them on the link below from Amazon.com

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Dec 152014
 

454ad269343ef05b662ad81d18165516e3b1175cI recently received NutriRevolution Caralluma Fimbriata Extract.  I was using a different supplement so one of my friends had been talking about how hard of a time she was having losing weight so I asked her to use these pills.  She was excited to try the dietary supplement.

NutriRevolution Caralluma Fimbriata Extract works in 2 ways first as a Powerful Appetite Suppressant – Caralluma fimbriata is believed to work directly on the appetite control center of your brain, specifically the hypothalamus, to suppress your appetite.  The second way is it Blocks Fat Production – Caralluma fimbriata contains pregnane glycosides, a phytochemical that blocks the enzyme citrate lyase. When this enzyme’s activity is stopped, your body cannot produce fat. So, Caralluma Fimbriata blocks the enzymes responsible for breaking down and producing fatty acids in the body.

The results were good for my friend.  She said that she found she wasn’t as hungry as normal and that helped keep her away from the holiday snacks and treats that were around.  She said she did not have any side effects – she didn’t feel shaky.  She has lost a little over 7 pounds the last 3 weeks and it got her over the plateau that she was on.

If you would like to purchase NutriRevolution Caralluma Fimbriata Extract you can find it on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”