Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Namaste Foods Review and Giveaway 5/14/2013

The Namaste Foods Company sent me some food to try out and review. They sent me Gluten Free Hot 'N Spicy Coating Mix. I used this mix on some chicken breast. You put some mix in a bag (provided) then you put the chicken in the bag. You mix it together like the old shake and bake foods of the past. I cooked my chicken breast and ate it. The mix was spicy and tasty. It wasn't too spicy, to the point where you cannot breathe. I like the mix because it is low in fat, carbs and has some dietary fiber and a touch of protein. It is also loaded with Vitamin C, 510 percent per serving. The mix also has no cholesterol and each serving is only 40 calories. The best part was it tasted good. I also learned that you can put just enough spice into the bag for your own single serving if you would like

 For desert, I was sent Gluten Free Blondie Mix. I had to mix three eggs, water and oil, put the mix in two pans and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for forty minutes. I never tasted Blondie's, they are sort of like vanilla brownies. If you like a vanilla like cake

Blondie Mix


If you're not a chocolate fan but you still want a sweet treat, these blondies are for you. They are fabulous and quite a specialty.


Evaporated cane juice
sweet brown rice flour
brown sugar
tapioca flour
arrowroot flour
rice milk powder
xanthan gum
ground vanilla bean

This product contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. Non-GMO, all natural, no preservatives. I liked the Gluten Free Blondies, my children wanted brownies.
As you can see, my wife and I ate some of the Blondies. If you are looking for a great alternative to all of those chemically added foods you buy in the supermarket, Namaste Foods may be for you. Check them out, they even have some cool recipes on their website. 

The giveaway will be for  a wonderful Namaste tote bag full of one Pasta Meal, Baking Mix, Coating Mix and information to give away to your readers. They also sent me the tote bag, which my wife has already claimed

The New Dining Room Table and Chairs

we chose the different colored chairs on purpose, they look good together

Kyle Gets A New Couch Bed

This couch is solid enough for kids and it turns into a bed too, perfect for Kyle

Khloe's New Disney Princess Furniture

My wife pays an arm and leg for this desk and it did not come with a chair, chair is sold separately for 200 dollars, ouch.  I think we might find a chair somewhere else.

Dead On This Day April 30

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Adolf Hitler, Austrian-German dictator of Nazi Germany, the world will never miss this evil dude, this evil dude died on this day in 1945

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Before Pictures With Revolt Workout

I weight about 205 pounds, I have been working out my entire life. Now I am forty-eight and it is much harder to keep in good shape. I believe it is because of my diet. I have never kept to a good diet, ever. I joined this Revolt Workout to learn how to stick to a good diet. No more pizza or Diet Pepsi. These will likely be the toughest parts of this for me. Here are a couple of before pictures of me taken by my nine year old son Kyle
I'm not in horrible shape, but I want to be 190 pounds instead of 205 pounds.

Yes, I have done all of the workouts over the years, but I have never kept to a good diet. The doctor says my heart is great shape, but I want to make sure I am still healthy when I am in my 70's and 80's. Some of you want to lose weight and get in shape. Take it from my experience, hook up with a good diet now and live a healthy life. When you get older, it gets much harder to give up the things you love......

Monday, April 29, 2013

We Just Bought Two Mango Trees For Our Yard

This is a semi-dwarf mango tree, we planted it on the side of our house

This is a full-size mango tree that can grow forty feet high or more.The tree also grows out and will provide a bunch of shade for the back of our home. Both Mango Trees are four year old trees and should grow pretty fast......

Dead On This Day April 29

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Alfred Hitchcock, British film director famous for suspense, he died on this day in 1980

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Dead On This Day April 28

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Jim Valvano, American basketball coach who died from cancer and was the coach of NC State University, he died on this day in 1993

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

What I Learned About My Diet Habits

I am in the middle of taking the 90 day diet challenge. I have lost four or five pounds in less than a month. I have also noticed habits within my own diet.

I love red meat
I love Diet Pepsi
I am a snacker
My schedule is not made for good diet habits

I am slowly learning how to eat correctly. I have been drinking a ton of water and I have been trying to stay away from Diet Pepsi. I am also choosing to eat better foods that are actually good for me. I still have a hope to cut my weight down to 190 pounds. I am right around 205 pounds at this moment.

Diets are tough, but I hope to keep my self on a good diet for the rest of my life. Now, I am adding more exercise to my diet. I am starting with walking and other exercises fit for a middle-aged man. I will check back in another thirty days, hopefully I will be below 200 pounds at that time.....

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dead On This Day April 27

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, he died on this day in 1882

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

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George Jones Died on This day in 2013

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We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weather Changes Do Have An Affect On Arthritis

Weather Changes Can Put Pressure on Arthritis

Study shows RA patients feel more pain on humid days
Weather Changes Can Put Pressure on Arthritis
By Arthritis Connect StaffA Published at March 20 Views 119 Comments 1 Likes 1
Can the weather affect how you feel? Many arthritis patients say it does. In fact, some believe that changes in the weather influence their symptoms, particularly pain and stiffness. And some say they can even predict the weather based on their symptoms.
New research suggests these patients may be on to something, especially when their symptoms change based on barometric pressure.

What is Barometric Pressure?

The weight of the air pressing down on the earth and oceans produces air pressure, which is measured using a barometer. Meteorologists often rely on barometric pressure readings to predict the forecast. Low pressure indicates cooler, mild temperatures, whereas high pressure means high humidity.

Pressure and Pain

In a study of residents of Cordoba City, Argentina, a warm climate, scientists examined the relationship between weather and joint pain in 151 people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain. The study also involved 32 residents without joint pain.
Over the course of one year, participants with arthritic conditions reported mild pain on cooler (low pressure) days. However, RA patients felt more pain on humid (high pressure) days. The weather appeared to have no effect on the control group.
Other studies suggest that weather-based pain does not relate to changes in air pressure but more to the patient's perception of pain. Nonetheless, that feeling is real.

Can You Relieve the Pressure?

Overall, the research indicates that high humidity often creates an unfavorable environment for patients. Of course, moving to a cooler, more temperate climate is not that easy. But knowing in advance that high pressure might be coming can help patients prepare for any increased pain.


New Plants In Our Florida Garden

Momma, Dad And Baby Bird

Dad bird is running away.......

Dead On This Day April 25

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Beatrice Arthur, American comedienne, actress, and singer who played Maude Findlay in All in The Family and Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls, she died on this day in 2009

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Skippyjon Jones Stuff T-Shirt Review and Giveaway 5/5/2013

Skippyjon Jones sent me a cool t-shirt for my wife to check out. They also sent me a cool bookmark that they call an earmark. The t-shirt is called the Skippy Flower Pot T-shirt.checkout header

Skippy Flower Pot Tee Shirt

Judy Schachner introduces her rambunctious kitty boy and his roving band of Mexican Chihuahuas in Skippyjon Jones. Come plant yourself in his big wide world of imagination. Short sleeve screened tee shirt made of 100% preshrunk cotton. Available in adult and youth sizes. The t-shirt looks cool and it is comfortable. It is also a very unique t-shirt that you would like to own yourself.
If you like how this t-shirt looks, you can win one through this giveaway, including the earmark.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dead On This Day April 24

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Bud Abbott, American actor and comedian, half of the Abbot and Costello Comedy Act, he died on this day in 1974

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Check Out These Cool Personalized Baby Gifts

It is always cool when a family member or friend has a baby. My sister and law and her husband are expecting in the middle of the year. The entire family is excited. My wife and I love to check out places to buy gifts for her sister and their new baby. I found a site that deals with personalized baby gifts that are perfect for a new mother. This site has some cool Customize baby books, growth charts, birth announcements, wall art, placemats, cards, birth certificate wall art, and baby shower invitations and thank you cards. The perfect collection of gifts for that baby shower we will be going to in the near future. 

I like the assortment of gifts on this website. My sister in law would love some new books for her baby. I remember my wife would read to our children when they were very small. Both of my children are way ahead of the other kids in reading, I believe this is because of my wife reading to them. I like how you can personalize all of the baby gifts. The growth charts are cool If you have kids, you know they love to see how they are growing. I also like the princess gifts. My daughter believed she was a princess from the moment she could talk. She is almost seven and pink is still her favorite color. These gifts are cool, I believe my sister in law would love to check out this website.

Wordless Wednesday-Family From Two Sides Of The World

Jump Starting Your Own Business – Where to Start

Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a woman without children, if you’ve been considering starting your own business, now is the time to start! Becoming an entrepreneur may be overwhelming at first, but in if you connect the dots and do everything correctly, you should be on your way in no time. By doing your research, figuring out what type of work you’d like to do and how to jump start your business, you can make your dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur a reality.
Narrow Down the Field
In order to begin your own business, first you need to decide what your business will be focused on. Will it be focused on webinars where you will teach people how to improve their communication skills? Will you use your knowledge as a nutritionist to get people to sign up for an online class? Will you use your love for social media and become a social media specialist? No matter what you choose to focus on for your own business, make sure you are skilled in the field or get specific training before you sell your services. The more knowledge you have in your field, the better.
Use Promotional Products to Get the Word Out
Once you know what you would like to promote or set up as a business with services, it’s time to get the word out. Set up a website, if finances allow, and start advertising your products or services via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. Use promotional products to advertise your business as well and drop off business cards, promotional pens, and other products at local businesses. Most businesses will gladly display business cards and pens if they believe in what you are selling.
Realize that a Business Doesn’t Happen Over Night
Just like any business, realize that it won’t become a success over night. It may take a few months or more of sending out e-mails, promoting yourself on social media channels, and setting up your e-mail and website. There are many freelance websites that can aid you along the way and you should do your research and figure out which ones will work the best for you. No matter how long it might take you to get your business going, don’t give up and have fun with it. Your hard work will definitely pay off.

About the Author: Corinne is considering starting her own business. She recently did some research on how and when to start her own company online.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Dead On This Day April 23

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William Shakespeare, English writer and actor, he died on this day in 1616

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Crayola Celebrates Their 110th Birthday, Check Them Out On Facebook And Enter To Win

To celebrate their 110th birthday, the 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!

How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!
 Crayola provided all of the information in this post, I am sharing it with you because it is really cool

Dead On This Day April 22 Happy Earth Day

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Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger (killed in action), gave up NFL football to serve his country, he died on this day as a hero in 2004

Happy Earth Day

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Washdrops Eco Friendly Car Wash Products Review And Giveaway 5/5/2013

We are a family that believes Earth Day should be all year round. We try to save water, we collect aluminum cans and we put newspapers, bottles and such to into the container to be picked up and recycled. I am always looking for ways to save our environment and go green. We are trying to do our part to save our earth and we hope you do to. We plan to plant two or three new trees this year.

The Washdrops Company sent me an assortment of products to wash my car. The most important ingredients were their Washdrops, below will tell you a bit about this Eco Friendly cleaner.
these are the products Washdrops sent to me to wash our car....

Finally… there is a quick, easy and environmentally responsible way to wash your vehicle!
Washdrops is a NEW unique Wash and Shine Solution. Use only one bucket, no hose, no rinse! You can wash any average-sized vehicle anywhere with only one gallon of water and one fluid ounce of Washdrops powerful yet gentle proprietary scientific formula. Plus, Washdrops leaves a beautiful shine!
Washdrops helps comply with the US  Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act. It is biodegradable, solvent-free, butyl free, phosphate free, ammonia free. Washdrops is completely non-hazardous – you can even dispose of Washdrops on a lawn or flowerbed.

Today is Earth Day and it is about time we all took better care of the only planet we have to live on. In Florida, it seems like we are always going through a drought. We live on a lake and the lake is slowly drying up. We have been here nine years and our lake it losing some of its beauty. You Can buy Washdrops on Amazon

When I was given a chance to try Washdrops, I jumped at the opportunity. The product came in the mail and my children and I decided it was time to wash our car. We used about one ounce of the Washdrops product in a bucket and added two gallons of water. My children and I washed the car and dried it. I was amazed at how well the Washdrops cleaned the car. The car was cleaned much better than it was with regular car cleaning products we buy from the store. The best part was we saved a ton of water and my children had fun. I used the dirty water and watered my tree. This is the best Eco-Friendly product I have ever had an opportunity to use. This is likely why Washdrops won the Green Award 2012 Product of the year.
I had no idea how this product would work, but it worked great. Washdrops is an Eco-Friendly car wash product that really does the job right. I was sent this product to review, but the opinions and review of this product are my own opinion. Trust me, you will also love this product. Happy Earth Day, Do Your Part To Make Our Planet Beautiful!
The Giveaway: The Winner will receive all the products listed below, a complete kit to clean your car or cars:
Washdrops prize pack.

I've included a picture of the prize, valued at $50. It includes
1) Washdrops 16 Washes & Shines 16 oz. bottle – Valued at $8.99
2) Washdrops 4 Washes & Shines 4 oz. bottle – Valued at $ 2.99
3) Washdrops single-use 1 oz. sample pouch – Valued at $ 1.00 (six samples)
3) Large Micro-Fiber Drying Towel – Valued at $ 12.99
4) One Microfiber 2 in 1 Chenille / Bug Scrubber Sponge - Valued at $5.99
5) Long Handle, Hub Cap brush – Valued at $7.99
6) Microfiber towels 3-pack – Valued at $5.99
7) Folding bucket (2.4 gallons capacity) – Valued at $5.99

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dead On This Day April 21

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Mark Twain, American author and humorist, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he died on this day in 1910

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace