Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trying Out Jet Charter Services

My son will be taking a trip to Albany, NY this month. We will be flying on United Airlines and will have to change planes in Newark, NJ. Our flight will take over four hours from Florida and I am sure it won't be the most comfortable flight. Traditional airlines try to stuff you in their planes like sardines and then they try to sell you a bunch of useless stuff. You don't even get any snacks for free anymore. They just give you a drink because they don't want anybody to dehydrate on the flight.

I get anxious flying on traditional airlines. I feel claustrophobic in the tight seats and it makes me feel really uncomfortable. The leg room is minimal and the flight is uncomfortable. Two years ago, we flew to the Philippines and I felt like jumping out of the plane. It is hard to sit on a plane for many hours and unable to stretch out. That flight made me feel like I was part of the cast of Survivor.

This is why I have been thinking about trying out a Jet charter service. I'm sure those charter jets have more leg room and are much more comfortable than the sardine cans I am used to flying in. I heard their prices aren't too bad either. Why drive in a bug when you can fly in a Cadillac? Some day I will really have to take the next step and fly in luxury. I am really getting tired of the traditional airline and the anxiety I feel when I fly with them.

This is a sponsored post for Clear Jet, however, all the points and views
are my own.

Freddy Frogface and Donkey X Movie Reviews

I was sent Donkey X and Freddy Frogface from Phase 4 Films to review. These were both great movies and you will find yourself favoring one or the other. I enjoyed Freddy Frogface the most, my children liked the entertainment quality of Donkey X.


Freddy Frogface

Victor and his friends were the smaller children, nerds or runts. Whatever the other bigger and tougher children want to call them. They are fun little kids, but there is a bully in town. Freddy Frogface is the bully. He is a lonely boy, who is big and who is mean. He beats up Victor and his friends because beating up other children seems to be the only thing he is able to do. We have all seen bullies and Freddy Frogface fits the mold perfectly. Victor wants to perform in a talent show with his dog and Freddy is intent on ruining it.

The film is filled with fun and lessons about dealing with bullies. Victor and his friends use their brains to deal with bullies. Freddy Frogface can do but one thing. He is a good bully with no other talents. He has the size and the power, but Victor and his friends have the brains. This film teaches one how to deal with bullies in a fun way. The animation and the movie was fun, my children thought the film was awesome. It is also great to see small children beat the bully....


Donkey X

Follow Rucio, the most adventurous, brave, and mischievous donkey of Castile as he tells the true story of the legendary Don Quixote. Rucio jumps at the opportunity to join Don Quixote on his quest to battle The Half Moon Knight and overcome the dangerous obstacles that lurks them on the way. 

This film is funny, laughable and a joy to watch. My children were interested in the movie from the very start. There is some light heart-ed fighting throughout the movie, but it is an adventure movie during a time of danger. This movie teaches children about the forces of good vs. bad, armor and knights. There is also magic spells, evil and good. 

This wasn't my favorite of the two movies, but it was fun to watch. I enjoyed the funny parts. I love how the chidken beat up a vicious animal. The best part of the fights in this movie was they were done without blood, danger or too much frightful stuff. This movie is fun and entertaining for your children and teaches them a little bit about the history of knights. Phase 4 Films did a great job on both of these movies.

We were sent these movies from Phase4films to review, but the opinion

Smitty Movie Review, Everyone Needs A Friendly Paw

Smitty is one of those movies you want to keep for your children. In today's world, there are not enough children's movies that teach a good story and are based on good Christian values. It is nice to see a movie that is fun and teaches our children good morals in a society that is lacking morals.

Ben is a thirteen year old boy who comes from a single parent family. Ben is an only child, a spoiled Chicago youth with an attitude. He is a loner at school because he's had to move around so much. Ben needs somebody who can put a smile on his face. This happens when Ben goes to his grandmother's farm for the summer. He meets a dog named Smitty who teaches him the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. Most importantly, Smitty puts a smile on Ben's face.

In spite of his mistakes, as more of Grandpa Jack’s own history is revealed, it becomes clear that he chose family over futile dreams of fame and fortune along the way. Forgiveness and reconciliation between family members are major themes. This is a movie about second chances and responding with perseverance in the face of adversity. Ben’s experience is the bridge that provides the opportunity for re-connection between his grandfather and mother. This enables them to start over and reestablish a loving, healthy relationship. Children can learn much from this story about the realities and difficulties of life – all while having the material presented in an appropriate and family-friendly fashion. 

Smitty is a great Christian film. It will teach your children about prayer, miracles and will touch upon God. The movie will teach your children the importance about family, love and friendship between an incredible dog and a troubled teenage boy. My children love the movie Smitty and I love the message it reveals. The movie is made by Phase4films.

We were sent these movies from Phase4films to review, but the opinions are my family and mine.

Celebrity Birthdays on July 31

1921 Donald Malarkey is a former non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. Malarkey was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Scott Grimes
1923 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert
1943 Lobo, American singer and songwriter who had some top ten hits in the 1970's
1946 Bob Welch, American musician and former member of Fleetwood Mac
1958 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks
1962 Wesley Snipes, American actor, he is in prison for not filing his Federal taxes, the US government strikes again
1965 J. K. Rowling, British writer of the Harry Potter series of books
1966 Dean Cain, American actor
1975 Poesy Liang, Founder of Helping Angels
1978 Will Champion, English musician for Coldplay
1982 DeMarcus Ware, American football player for the Dallas Cowboys

Monday, July 30, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on July 30

1919 Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
1922 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
1929 Sid Krofft, Canadian children's television producer of H.R. Pufnstuf a cool show I watched as a kid, it only lasted two seasons, but was a cool show.
1934 Bud Selig, American Commissioner of Baseball, during Selig's term of service, the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs became a public issue
1941 Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder and politician, 38th Governor of California who cheated on his wife Maria Shriver-He likely won't be back this time
1950 Frank Stallone, American singer and actor and brother of Sylvester Stallone
1956 Delta Burke, American actress from Designing Women
1956 Anita Hill, American academic, witness at the sexual harassment trial against Clarence Thomas
1958 Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
1958 Neal McCoy, American singer-songwriter and humanitarian of Filipino decent
1963 Lisa Kudrow, American actress, best-known for the Friends Sitcom
1964 Vivica A. Fox, American actress who played in some really cool movies and has had many roles on television
1969 Simon Baker, Australian actor who stars on The Mentalist
1971 Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor, The Tom Green Show
1974 Sandra Diaz-Twine, American winner of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villians who is a bank teller in real life
1974 Hilary Swank, American actress who is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winner
1977 Jaime Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, she won an Emmy
1980 Justin Rose, British golfer
1990 Coco Sumner, Italy-born English singer-songwriter and guitarist, daughter of Sting

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Costume Super Center Review and Giveaway 8-8-2012

The Costume Supercenter  sent me a costume to review. We picked the Sexy Cop Lady Adult Costumes   costume for my wife to try out. My wife loves the costume and here are the important details.
The Costume Looks Good
The Costume is comfortable
The Costume is good quality
The Costume fits good
My wife thinks the costume is cute and fun

Who really wants to wear one of those uncomfortable costumes? Now we know my wife will be hanging out with us on Halloween. I will be a zombie doctor and she will be ready to party sexy lady cop style. If you think this is a mis-match, you have to realize I am an American who stands 5'11" tall and my wife if Filipino who stands 4'10" tall. It will be a fun Halloween in the Coffie family this coming fall.

The Costume Super Center is a great place to go for all of your costumes. They sell all types of costumes from small kids to adults, their costumes are of good quality and they have great prices. You can exchange your costumes and they have free shipping both ways on the exchanges. They are Up-Front with all of their policies and are a member of the BBB with an A rating.

From the time we ordered the costume, it took about five days to arrive at our doorstep. The costume is of high quality and looks very good. I remember paying high dollars for junkie costumes in the store and this costume is of much better quality. My wife loves the costume, the one we chose was a sexy cop costume. Sorry, my wife did not want me to take a picture. It is cute and even has plastic handcuffs. Costumes are fun and here is your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from the Costume Super Center.

The giveaway will be for $25 coupon giveaway contest. You can use this $25 coupon for any costume on the Costume Supercenter site. Entries are automatically calculated. Don't claim you did something you did not do or your entry will be disqualified.....

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on July 29

Born On This Day
1917 Rochus Misch, German courier, bodyguard and telephone operator for Adolf Hitler, the last survivor of the Fuhrerbunker
1936 Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Dole served as Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Labor under George H.W. Bush before becoming head of the American Red Cross, she is married to Bob Dole
1946 Neal Doughty, American keyboardist for REO Speedwagon
1953 Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and lead singer for Rush
1953 Patti Scialfa, American singer, guitarist and songwriter who is married to Bruce Springsteen
1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator, he was the head trainer for Michael Moorer and he occasionally helped D'Amato train Mike Tyson
1962 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler and member of the Steiner Brothers
1966 Martina McBride, American country music singer and star
1974 Josh Radnor, American actor who is best known for portraying the main character Ted Mosby on the popular, Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother
1982 Allison Mack, American actress who is best known for her role of Chloe Sullivan on the Superman-inspired television series Smallville

Celebrity Birthdays on July 28

Born On This Day
1924 C.T. Vivian is a minister, author, and was a close friend and lieutenant of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. during the American Civil Rights Movement
1927 John Ashbery, American poet is an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
1940 Philip Proctor, American comedian who used his voice to several Pixar films, including Toy StoryA Bug's LifeToy Story 2Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo
1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster who is a radio and television voice of the Cincinnati Reds- "And This One Belongs To The Reds"
1945 Jim Davis, American cartoonist (Garfield)
1948 Georgia Engel is an American film, television, and stage actress who is best known for her roles as Georgette Franklin on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Pat MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond
1948 Sally Struthers is an American actress, best-known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls
1954 Hugo Chavez, 52nd President of Venezuela
1956 John Feinstein, American sportswriter, author and sports commentator
1964 Lori Loughlin is an American actress, best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. As of 2011, she portrays the role of Debbie Wilson on 90210 the spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. She also known for portraying the role of Ava Gregory on the The WB Drama series Summerland, which she also co-created
1969 Dana White, American professional sports executive and current president of the UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship, he currently owns 9% of the company Zuffa which owns the UFC
1976 Jacoby Shaddix, American lead singer and main songwriter for (Papa Roach)
1980 Stephen Christian, American lead singer and songwriter for (Anberlin)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Movie Reviews, Kiara The Brave and Space Dogs

I was sent these movies from Phase4films.com to watch with my children. First, the bad. Kiara The Brave is not the movie your children might think it is. It is not the Pixar film Brave that is doing well in the movie theaters. Kiara The Brave is a dull film with subpar animation. If you are a parent watching this movie with your children, you will either fall asleep or cringe through the entire 80 minutes of the film. The film released in June 2012, Kiara takes viewers to Dreamzone, a peaceful and a magical kingdom under the rule of King Maximus. The serene kingdom faces sudden change when the king is captured and imprisoned by his evil brother, Dreadmis. The king's daughter, who is the courageious princess Kiara, must conquer evil and restore the kingdom. She must also get her father back and restore him to the throne.

My eight year old son said the movie was lame and boring. My six year old daughter was hoping Kiara was the princess she saw in the movie theater. She was disappointed with this movie. Kiara the Brave is like the evil boring part of the real Brave movie. There is some violence, but your children will be too bored to notice. The movie is rated PG and is a waste of your time and money.

Now the good. Space Dogs:

Space dogs is an animated tale based on the true story of Balka and Strelka, the two dogs sent to space in 1960 aboard Sputnik 5. Belka and Strelka are a circus dog and a rough-and-tumble dog who embark on an out of this world adventure, they become the world's most famous canine cosmonauts. Space Dogs is 88 minutes long and is rated G, it is a Phase 4 film release.

My son said this movie was awesome. He thought it was cool dogs training to go and going to outer space. My children and I enjoyed watching the fun adventure. The movie was entertaining and the dogs were fun. This is the type of movie you want to watch with your entire family. This is one of those movies you keep and watch all over again.

Balka and Strekla meet when Strelka's rocket-riding circus act goes awry and she ends up launching out of the circus and into Belka's neighgborhood. Belka and Strelka, along with Belka's rat friend Venya get caught by a man and put aboard a train bound for the Soviet space training program. The rest of the film follows Belka and Strelka into space and back to earth.

Our family recommends you and your family try out this movie through your local Redbox or buy it at Target, Walmart or on Amazon.com.

We were sent these movies from Phase4films to review, but the opinions are my family and mine.

Celebrity Birthdays on June 27

Birthdays born on This Day
1922 Norman Lear, American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the FamilySanford and SonOne Day at a TimeThe JeffersonsGood Times and Maude
1929 Jack Higgins, British novelist who wrote many popular books
1944 Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter
1948 Peggy Fleming, American figure skater who won a gold medal and is the champion of the 1968 Olympics
1957 Bill Engvall, American comedian, he is also a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Group, he is also a game show host of Lingo and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
1969 Triple H, American professional wrestler-He currently appears as the Chief Operating Officer of WWE
1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter for FOX Sports
1990 Nick Hogan, American reality TV star and son of Hulk Hogan
1990 Indiana Evans, Australian actress with a cool name

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Your Children Love Their Security Blankets

Like most people, I love babies. Babies are little miracles and gifts from God. I remember when each one of my children were babies. I was a stay at home father who was involved in everything. Sometimes at night, I couldn't sleep because I was worried my babies were in danger. I always was afraid they would fall asleep and not wake up. I think it's because of all the stories we hear about SIDS. It's important to choose the safest products for your babies to make sure they are safe.

If you are like me, your babies deserve the best. This is why I always bought the best beds, the best baby blankets and the best clothing for my children when they were little babies. Your babies deserve to be comfortable and safe. They depend on you for everything when they are tiny babies because they cannot fend for themselves. It is our responsibility as parents to make sure are children are safe and secure to our best abilities.

There are many baby blankets out there, but some are better than the rest. That is why it is important for us to do our research  when looking for blankets for our babies. Go online to check out some safety tips about baby blankets. Many children get hooked on a certain blanket when they are small. It would be a good thing to make sure it is machine washable and you wash your children's blanket often. Enjoy your children because they grow up so fast.

Celebrity Birthdays on July 26

1923 Jan Berenstain, American author, best known for creating the Berenstain Bears with her husband
1926 James Best, American actor who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS television seriesThe Dukes of Hazzard
1929 Joe Jackson, American manager, boxer and talent scout, the father of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family patriarch
1934 Tommy McDonald, American football player, Hall of Fame wide-receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles
1939 Bob Lilly, American football player, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys
1943 Mick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)
1949 Roger Taylor, English drummer and vocalist (Queen)
1956 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
1956 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler
1957 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer, he is the creator, executive producer, and writer of the TV series Bones
1959 Kevin Spacey, American actor
1964 Sandra Bullock, American actress
1965 Jeremy Piven, American actor on Entourage

Bock Beer Macaroni and Cheese

Bock Beer Macaroni and Cheese

Bock Beer Macaroni and Cheese

I do not often make baked macaroni and cheese, preferring my quick and easy stove top recipe. Mainly I like a high sauce to pasta ratio and, at least in my experience, mac and cheese
 is less creamy once subjected to nearly an hour in the oven.  well i found this recipe and im
going to try it.
started with what flavors I wanted in my dish. That got me thinking of other cheese dishes I love and beer cheese soup came to mind. When paring beer with cheese I prefer bock beers. The malty flavor of bock beer is a nice contrast to rich, sharp cheeses. Another flavor I wanted was onion. I tried a recipe for macaroni and cheese that included grated onion and, while I disliked the texture, the grated onion had a big impact on the flavor.
To keep the finished product extra creamy I decided to add 4 ounces of cream cheese to the sauce. Cream cheese also helps the sauce from becoming grainy while baking, another mac and cheese pet peeve of mine. The last thing I did was fry up two slices of smoked bacon until they were very crisp and then blitz them into powder in my blender. I added this powder to the panko crumb topping. You could skip that part, but the essence of bacon really takes this dish from ‘super-good’ to ‘over-the-top awesome’. Thick, creamy, and oh-so cheesy, this macaroni and cheese is perfect anytime.

Bock Beer Macaroni and Cheese Serves 8
8 ounces elbow of penne pasta
1 stick butter
2 tablespoons grated yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup bock, or other amber, beer
1 cup half and half
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) Parmesan cheese, finely shredded, divided
2 ounces (about 3/4 cup) fontina cheese, shredded
2 ounces (about 3/4 cup) smoked provolone cheese, shredded
2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked crisp
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Heat the oven to 350 F and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook the pasta in salted water according to the package directions, reducing the cooking time by one minute. Drain and rinse under cool water to stop the cooking. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat until it foams. Add the grated onion, salt,
pepper, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper and cook until fragrant, about one minute
Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, for two minutes or until the mixture is just lightly golden brown.
Whisking constantly add the beer and half and half and cook until the mixture is smooth. Let the sauce come to a simmer and thicken. Add the cream cheese and whisk until completely smooth.
Turn the heat down to low and, in three batches, add the cheddar cheese, half the Parmesan, fontina, and provolone. Once smooth turn off the heat and fold in the cooked pasta. Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole dish and top with the reserved Parmesan cheese.
Put the crisp bacon strips in a blender and process until the bacon is finely ground. Combine the bacon powder in a medium bowl along with the melted butter and panko bread crumbs. Toss until the mixture is well combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the macaroni. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the mixture is just starting to bubble at the edges. Cool for ten minutes before serving.
This sounds so yummy will be making this real soon.

This is my sister Ellen's Recipe, you can check out her blog here for more great recipes

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Reputable Gold and Silver Dealer

I love to buy coins and save them. Silver and gold have been going up in value over the past few years because the US Money Reserve is more popular than the US dollar. Our dollar is not healthy because our government is printing and spending too much money. That is the reason gold and silver prices are skyrocketing. Some experts believe silver will eventually reach a hundred dollar an ounce price.

When you drive down the road, there are signs everywhere taking advantage of the situation. Many places are buying gold and they all tell you they guarantee they will pay you the best price for your gold. Sadly, many places are taken advantage of the situation and all of the people who are willing to deal with them. I had a company offer me twenty-five dollars for some junk gold. I later sold the same gold for one hundred and forty-five dollars.

This is why you need to deal with a reputable company when buying and selling gold and silver. I love buying coins and saving them. I believe they will continue to go up in value because our economy is in shambles. Now is a great time to use your worthless US dollars and by some precious medals from a dealer you can trust. They will also buy your gold and silver if you are in a selling mood.

North Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyers Can Help You Deal With Your Problem

If you live in North Carolina and you need help with your financial problems, you came to the right place. We all have those moments in our life when we are doing the doggy paddle in our finances. The economy is bad and getting a good job is a thing of the past. Financial problems are all around us and often find their way into our homes. That is why you need to know what to do when you have driven down the road to bankruptcy.

If you want to get the right directions, you need to go to the right place. That is why I am telling you about the north carolina bankruptcy lawyer who can help you through the process. Don't fight this problem alone because you will get all confused and sign paperwork you wished you never signed. You need an expert who knows the process, the laws and the judges you will be standing in front of in the court house.

Too many people like to give lawyers a bad name, but they are here to help give you direction. If you get the right bankruptcy attorney, they will get you the best deal possible. This way, you will finally be on the road to recovery. We all know the economy is bad and jobs are hard to find. This is why you are in the mess you find yourself in. It's time to get in touch with that bankruptcy lawyer who can help you deal with your situation in the right way.

This is a sponsored post for John T Orcutt, however, all the points and
views are my own.

Celebrity Birthdays on July 25

1935 John Robinson, American football coach in college and the LA Rams
1937 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
1941 Manny Charlton is a founding member of and the lead guitarist for the Scottish hard rock band, Nazareth from 1968 to 1990.
1941 Nate Thurmond, American basketball player, Hall of Fame Center/Forward in the NBA
1943 Jim McCarty, English musician (The Yardbirds)
1946 John Gibson, American media host-The John Gibson Show
1951 Verdine White, American musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1967 Matt LeBlanc, American actor famous for Friends
1978 Louise Brown, World's first test tube baby
1985 James Lafferty, American actor
1986 Barbara Meier is a German fashion model and winner of the second cycle of Germany's Next Top Model
1987 Michael Welch is an American actor. He has portrayed the roles of Luke Girardi on the TV series Joan of Arcadia and Mike Newton in the 2008 film Twilight and its sequels New Moon andEclipse
1989 Noel Callahan, Canadian actor

The Importance Of The Texas Process Server

The process server is a very important job. They have to deliver important legal papers to people. Sometimes this can be dangerous because the person may not want to be served. In some areas, the sheriff actually does the process server job because it is too dangerous for an ordinary person to do it. Could you imagine serving papers to the guy who have a sign on his fence that says no trespassing will shoot violators?

I thought it would be cool to be a Texas process server. Simply for the fact that I think Texas is a cool state and it would be fun traveling around different areas. I don't know what I would do if I met up with the wrong individual at the wrong time. This is why it is important to always be prepared for anything on the job. Always remember, the process server is a very important job that can be dangerous.

I remember the first time I was in Texas. I wanted to travel the state because it reminded me of the old west. I couldn't imagine being a process server during the old west time. You would have had to carry a gun and you would be sure the person you were serving was also carrying. The times have changed, but the process server is still not always the most popular person on the block. Today, somebody might throw a tomato your way if you are serving them papers. In the old west, they may have shot you.

This is a sponsored post for ABC Legal, however, all the points and views
are my own.

Remodeling Our Bathroom With New Vessel Sinks

Remodeling our house is fun. Our house is eight years old and we were getting sick of the same old thing. It was bad enough the builders put cheap cabinets, carpet and sink fixtures in our house. Anything to save money and make an extra dime. We decided it was time for us to change things to the way we wanted our house to be. This included new floors, doors, cabinets and even sinks. Today we are going to talk about our new sinks.

We decided to put vessel sinks in our bathrooms. We think they look cool and the quality is bar none. We wanted to deal with a reputable company that dealt specifically in vessel sinks. This way we would deal with experts and would not have any problem with our sinks in the future. We chose stone vessel sinks because they really look good in our house. We found the sinks on VesselSinks.com. They have a great variety of high quality vessel sinks.

We are still remodeling our house. The floors and the bathrooms are nearly done. The vessel sinks look great and really stand out in a good way. Our next step is to take out the old kitchen cabinets and replace them with newer and better cabinets. Remodeling our house is a lot of work, but when you see the results, it is worth all of the effort and money.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Muppet's Support Gay Marriage, Will No Longer Eat Chick-Fil-A

Jim Henson and the Muppets have decided to boycott Chick-Fil-A because of their stance against gay marriage. Of course, Jim Henson is dead, so he will not be eating any more chicken sandwiches anyway. His daughter Lisa Henson is the CEO of her father's company and she will no longer supply toys or anything else to Chick-Fil-A. Lisa Henson supports Gay Marriage, Chick-Fil-A is standing up against gay marriage. You can read the full story here

Both companies have the right to believe what they want to believe. Chick-Fil-A has the right to stand up against gay marriage. The owner of the company is a Christian and believes in the traditional marriage.

"Well, guilty as charged," Cathy told the Baptist about his company's position.
"We are very much supportive of the family--the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that," he said." (Yahoo News)
Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of Gay Marriage. She believes gay people should be able to marry each other in every state in our country. She has the right to sever her ties with Chick-Fil-A because they don't support her beliefs. Where does this leave the Muppets?
Sadly, the Muppets will no longer be able to eat those delicious chicken sandwiches we get every time we go to Chick-Fil-A. Good thing, the Muppets are just little furry creatures Jim Henson created years ago. Disney actually owns the company and Lisa Henson has stock in the company. Likely, Lisa Henson won't be walking into a Chick-Fil-A to eat any chicken sandwiches in the near future.
What will Disney do in this situation? Who knows. As a parent and Christian, I will not support Lisa Henson or her company. I do not believe in Gay Marriage. I don't hate gay people, but I do believe in traditional marriage. I try to live my beliefs the best way I know how and supporting Gay Marriage is against my beliefs. 
I support Chick-Fil-A in this matter. They stand up for their beliefs, even if they are not politically correct or popular. Too many people go against their ethics to remain part of the crowd. Chick-Fil-A gets my thumbs up because of the way they run their company and treat people.
Gay people are people. They are your neighbors, family members and often your friends. Most importantly, they are people. It is wrong to hate gay people for any reason. Just because you are against Gay Marriage, doesn't mean you hate people because they live a different lifestyle.

Create a Room that’s an Everyday Adventure Land for Your Child

Nowadays with so many fun décor pieces and elements it’s enjoyable coming up with a bedroom design that fits your personality and looks fabulous as well. Just like parents enjoy having their own bedroom decorated to their liking, kids also like having their own place of refuge. Not only does an adventure land for a child make them enjoy hanging out in their room more, but it instills imagination and creativity in a child as well. Here are some ways that you can make your children smile by implementing simple décor elements that will stimulate their minds and make them feel at home.

A Bunk Bed with a Slide

If you have two children and want to have bunk beds, having a slide that comes from the top of the very top bunk bed will be fun for your child to slide down every single day. As long as they are not accident prone, a slide will be easier to get down from the top bunk bed as opposed to a ladder. Find one that’s made out of hardwood or tubular steel which will reinforce the bunk beds and will make them a lot sturdier as well. If you only have one child a bunk bed with a desk underneath and a slide above is another fun idea for your child’s bedroom. They’ll love sliding down the slide and the creative aspect of the room will be a hit as well!

Tropical Fish Tanks are Colorful and Teach Children Responsibility

Having a tropical fish tank in your child’s bedroom is another element that they’ll most definitely love and in addition, having tropical fish will teach them the responsibility of cleaning out the tank and taking care of the fish. A younger child will most likely love the bright colors and it will be fun to decorate the fish tank with fish accessories and more. Find tropical fish tanks for sale and have fun placing the tank within a tropical room. Plus, if the theme is already tropical your child will feel like they’re on vacation every single day and they will also most likely grow up loving nature too.

A Themed Bedroom Will Stimulate Their Minds Daily

If you plan on revamping your child’s bedroom or completely redoing it all together, why not consider going with a theme? Whether it’s a fairy tale kingdom for a girl or a motocross race station for a boy, having a theme that’s full of imagination and color will make the room come alive. Not to mention your children will love the bedroom too! If you’re simply thinking of only adding a few elements, just a few more pieces can transform a room. So start thinking of ways to create the perfect adventure land for your child and they’ll be enthralled with the bedroom kingdom that’s created for them!

Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She loves interior design and coming up with ways to create a family-friendly space. 

Celebrity Birthdays on July 24

1936 Mark Goddard, American actor who was Major Don West, the space partner and adversary to Dr. Zachary Smith (played by Jonathan Harris) in the cult 1960s CBS series, Lost in Space
1936 Dan Inosanto is a Filipino-American martial arts instructor from California who is best known as a student of the late Bruce Lee and authority on Jeet Kune Do Concepts
1945 Hugh Ross, Canadian scientist and creationist advocate
1949 Michael Richards, American comedian who played Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcomSeinfeld
1951 Lynda Carter, American actress who played Wonder Woman
1956 Charles Crist, American politician who was the 44th governor of Florida
1956 Pat Finn, American game show host and producer
1957 Pam Tillis, American country music singer and daughter of Mel Tillis
1963 Karl Malone, American basketball player and Hall of Fame Power Forward for the Utah Jazz
1964 Barry Bonds, American baseball player who holds the HR record even though he cheated and was involved in the BALCO Scandal
1968 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
1969 Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
1970 Stephanie Adams, American model and author and Playboy Playmate
1986 Megan Park, Canadian actress who is best known for her roles in Charlie Bartlett and the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Grace Bowman
1990 Daveigh Chase, American actress

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on July 22

1811-1832 Napoleon II, Emperor of the French and King of Rome
1828-1864 James B. McPherson, American army general, in the Battle of Atlanta
1806-1869 John A. Roebling was a German-American civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge
1827-1915 Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer and inventor who was known for proposing worldwide standard time zones, Canada's postage stamp, a huge body of surveying and map making, engineering much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and being a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Royal Canadian Institute, a science organization in Toronto
1903-1934 John Dillinger, American bank robber
1878-1967 Carl Sandburg, American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes
1940-1992 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, actor and rodeo rider who portrayed the Marlboro Man
1958-1999 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth)
1966-2003 Qusay Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein
1964-2003 Uday Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein
1923-2008 Estelle Getty, American comedic actress who is best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe

Celebrity Birthdays on June 23

1940 Don Imus, American talk radio host
1952 Janis Siegel, singer with Manhattan Transfer
1953 Bob Hilton, American game show host and announcer
1961 Woody Harrelson, American actor
1961 Michael Durant, American helicopter pilot-He was a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Night Stalkers) as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. He retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 Blackhawk helicopter Master Aviator in the 160th SOAR after participating in combat operations Prime Chance, Just Cause, Desert Storm, and Gothic Serpent
1964 Nick Menza, drummer for Megadeath
1965 Slash, English-born American guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
1968 Stephanie Seymour, American supermodel
1970 Charisma Carpenter, American actress
1973 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton which became the Lewinsky Scandal
1980 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
1982 Paul Wesley is an American actor. Best known for his roles as Stefan Salvatore in The CW TV series The Vampire Diaries and as Aaron Corbett in the ABC Family miniseries Fallen
1983 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer who won five Olympic Gold Medals in 2004 Athens Olympics
1989 Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence playing Harry Potter in theHarry Potter film series

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The UGlee Pen Review

I was sent a package of three UGlee pens to review. The pens come in a little package and they are cool. They write well and they are shaped uniquely. They have a grip on them that reminds me of those fake worms you use as fishing bate. The most important part of the pens are they work well and write the way you want them to write. Too many pens do not write and make life extremely annoying.

Here's what the company says about their pens.
The UGLee Pen is a revolutionary ergonomic pen that is designed, created and used by a real physician. This Doctor-inspired grip pen is redefining the way people view pens and writing.
The UGLee Pen is good for everyone who writes (even just a grocery list), and is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.,. It's also the best writing utensil  for children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills, as well as helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.

So there is method to the madness of these cool pens. I actually do have arthritis in my hands, so these pens are perfect for me. I will have to tell my sister and brother about the pens because they also have arthritis. These pens were invented by a doctor to help people who have trouble writing. I believe I will find plenty of good use from these pens. You can likeUGlee Pen on their Facebook Page. Check out these pens and write comfortably.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Celebrity Birthdays on July 21

1938 Janet Reno, 79th United States Attorney General
1939 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
1946 Kenneth Starr, American lawyer
1948 Cat Stevens, English singer/songwriter
1948 Garry Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.
1949 Al Hrabosky, baseball player and is currently the color commentator on Cardinals regular season
1951 Robin Williams, American comedian/actor
1956 Michael Connelly, American author
1957 Jon Lovitz, American comedian
1968Brandi Chastain, American soccer player who scored the game-winning penalty kick to win the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final and known for her bra-baring celebration afterwards.
1973 Ali Landry, American model and actress, best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial
1978 Josh Hartnett, American actor
1980 CC Sabathia, American baseball player who sold out to the New York Yankees like many other players
1983 Kellen Winslow II, American football player, TE for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his dad Kellen Winslow SR. is an NFL Football Hall of Fame TE
1989 Chelsie Hightower, American professional dancer (choreographer of Dancing with the Stars, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on July 20

1942 T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer
1945 Kim Carnes, American singer and songwriter
1945 John Lodge, English musician (The Moody Blues)
1947 Carlos Santana, Mexican-born American guitarist
1953 Dave Evans, Australian singer (AC/DC) He's on the highway to hell
1954 Jay Jay French, guitarist for Twisted Sister
1956 Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
1959 Radney Foster, Texas country music singer/songwriter
1964 Chris Cornell, American musician for Soundgarden
1964 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
1964 Dean Winters, American actor
1973 Omar Epps, American actor
1975 Judy Greer, American actress
1978 Elliott Yamin American Idol contestant

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Celebrity Birthdays on June 19

1922 George McGovern, American politician
1947 Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)
1947 Bernie Leadon, The Eagles guitarist
1951 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
1961 Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian
1962 Anthony Edwards, American actor
1965 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster for ESPN SportsCenter
1968 Jim Norton, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
1971 Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer-WBC Heavyweight Champion
1974 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler, He is the current NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Champion
1976 Vinessa Shaw, American actress
1979 Michelle Heaton is a British pop singer, television personality, and recently a glamour model as well. She was married to former boy band member Andy Scott-Lee
1982 Jared Padalecki, American actor who starred on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as in several Hollywood films, including New York Minute and House of Wax. Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on the CW television series Supernatural
1988 Shane Dawson, American YouTube comedian

Locate Old Friends By Zip Code

Ten years ago I moved from Indiana to Florida. I left some good friends in Indiana, but I took their phone numbers with me. George was a good friend who helped me through some bad times years ago. The last time I talked to him, he had given a piece of his liver to his brother to save his life. George did not know how dangerous a liver transplant operation was and he fell ill for a long time. I haven't heard from George for a long time and his phone number is out of order.

I decided to try to make a search for George on the internet. I wanted to make sure my friend was doing okay and his life was going well. I searched on Google and Yahoo with no luck. Recently I heard about a company where you can search for people by zip code. I never thought of this and it really sounds like a good idea. If it works, I will be able to find my friend and see how he is doing.

The process is pretty simple on this website. You learn How to find people by zip code. If you know their name and their zip code, you can find people you are looking for and have gotten out of touch with. This is an excellent idea to find friends like George you haven't heard from in a long time. I can't wait to give it a try and find my friend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stewart Esten Will Protect Your Interests in Toronto

We all need a lawyer one time another for something in our lives. We need to find a law group who specializes in our particular needs. If you are in Toronto, Stewart Esten is the law group for you. They deal with and specialize in all types of law. Stewart Esten specializes in family law, divorce law, employment law, business law, criminal law, medical malpractice, personal injury, estate law, real estate law and more.

If you need a lawyer in Toronto, Stewart Esten is the law group for you. I remember a few times in my life when I needed a good lawyer. I always looked for the best lawyer in town because I knew they would do the best job for me and my situation. When it comes to lawyers, you want a lawyer who has your back. You also want a lawyer who knows what they are doing.

I am one of the lucky people who has always had a lawyer who watches my back. My lawyer has gotten me out of trouble and earned me the best deal possible. This is because I picked the best lawyer I could find to protect my best interest. If you are in Toronto and you need a lawyer, you better check out Stewart Esten if you want the best deal possible.

We Need More Christian Drug Treatment Centers

We all deal with problems in our lives. Some of the problems are due to abuse, others are problems we make ourselves. Some of us drink too much or get hooked on illegal drugs. Often illegal drugs become a problem and can destroy our lives. Sadly, we lose too many of our young people to illegal drugs and alcohol related deaths. We need more places where our kids can go and get real help for their problems.

I remember dealing with problems as a young man. I never knew I had a problem until I got into trouble. I was forced to go to counseling and talk to a christian counselor. I believe this counseling made have saved my life. I was going down the wrong road in life. Many of our young people are in the same situation. They get hooked on drugs, alcohol or shoplifting and find themselves in a bad situation. We lose too many young people to drugs and alcohol.

This is why we need more good Christian Drug Treatment centers to help our children. A place that treats each individual with respect and lives to help them get better. A place that gets your family member off of drugs for good and works on their confidence and spirituality. We need more drug treatment centers that care  about happens to our youth after they leave the drug treatment center.

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