Saturday, February 27, 2016

Yes It Was A Scary Ride

Oscar The Grouch With Khloe

Flamingos At Busch Gardens

Bellies Full Of Burgers And Fries

Gator Relaxing At Busch Gardens

Khloe Sports A Mustache

Country Crock Creamy Mashed Potatoes From Publix

Nutritional Information

Portion1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat60
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium260 mg
Total Carbs29 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars2 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A10 %
Vitamin C15 %
Calcium2 %
Iron2 %

3 medium potatoes (about 1-1/4 lbs.), peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup Country Crock® Spread
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Cover potatoes with water in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes; drain.
Return potatoes to saucepan; mash. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cost per recipe*: $1.01

Cost per serving*: $.25

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

Friday, February 19, 2016


I found the problem
I have a hole in my heart
When I close my eyes
I keep falling apart
I don't have the tools
To fix this hole
The pain I feel
Seeps deep into my soul
Come to me
Take my hand
Follow my footsteps
Across the sand
Come with me
Step into the ocean
You'll be my woman
I'll be your man
I see the sun
Rising from the shore
Making a shadow
Around the open door
I feel your warmth
As it touches my heart
I taste your smile
As we watch the stars
Come to me
Take my hand
Follow my footsteps
Across the sand
Come with me
Step into the ocean
You'll be my woman
I'll be your man
You'll be my woman
I'll be your man
........Come with me

Sunday, February 14, 2016


I'm on a boat
In the middle of the ocean
The winds are blowing
We are sinking

The waves are crashing
across the bow
Salt runs down my face
Where are you now?

Panic pounds through my chest
I cannot breathe
The water is rising
Above my sleeves

I see you now
walking above the waves
You touch my hand
And now I'm brave

It happens again
I'm falling down
The storms too tough
I'm gonna drown

I cannot stand up
to my anxiety
I'm going to sink
Into the sea

You grab my arms
And pull me out
You stand on water
The storm moves south

I'm on a boat
In the middle of the ocean
The winds are blowing
We are sinking

The waves are crashing
across the bow
Tears runs down my face
Where are you now?

.....I open my eyes
To another day
You whisper to me
Have faith, don't be afraid

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dreams From My Pen

We've been together
For fourteen years
Through thick and thin
You are still here

We've had our ups and downs
Laughing, crying
I remember the times
You felt like flying

I look back at the beginning
When we were just friends
Writing words of discover
Dreams from a pen

You smiled when we met
I melt like butter
When our eyes met
I wanted to discover

A life with the girl
I met from Cebu
Suddenly, I found myself
Falling in love with you

I gave you a ring
Along with my heart
I had nothing else to give you,
But you were the missing part

Of this puzzle
I'd been trying to put together
You didn't understand me,
But you made me better

We've spent years
Trying to figure this out
Two beautiful children
Growing up in this house

Our worlds clashed at times
We didn't always know what to do
You would hurt me
I would hurt you

What I have learned
Is I wouldn't change a thing
I knew what I was doing
When I gave you that ring

Life is hard at times
We all make mistakes
It's what we learn
That makes the future great

I look forward to all those days
When you smile at me again
This is my hope
The dreams from my pen

Monday, February 8, 2016


Hey doctor
what is wrong with me?
Am I crazy?
Or is it just anxiety?

I hate germs
I cannot sleep
I may just kill you
While You're busy counting sheep

You tell me to fight
My fears and OCD
You give me the tools
To make me a better me

I obsess about things
I don't understand
I don't want to be here,
but I need your helping hand

Hey doctor
What is wrong with me?
Am I crazy
Or is it just anxiety?

Sleep Where Are You?

Sleep where are you?

You used to be my friend

Now my heart pounds

And my thoughts never end


I used to love pillows

Blankets and beds

Now I take drugs

Just to lay down my head


Sleep where are you?

I know you’ll find me

We used to be buddies

Where can you be?


You don’t call me

In the middle of the night

You make me sweat it

This just isn’t right


Sleep where are you?

Come back to me

Give me eight hours

Instead of just three


I’m stuck with insomnia

Your evil twin

Can we start over?

Can we be friends?

.......Sleep where are you?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

[2016 New arrival] MadBite Portable Wireless Sonar Fish Finder - Totally Waterproof and Floats Review

  • New Arrival Sale - 30% OFF Regular Price! MadBite FX1000 fish finder is the coolest new affordable fishing electronics for bass fishing, kayak fishing, bank fishing, or any kind of fishing on saltwater or freshwater. Its advanced wireless fish finder transmitter technology sends you fish finding info up to 650 feet away. It is high tech fish finder sonar in the hands of any angler. Cast the floating, waterproof wireless sensor from shore or kayak to find fish hiding structure.
  • The amazing MadBite FX1000 wireless fish finder is portable and easy to use anywhere. Best of all, it's 100% waterproof and floats! Never worry about dropping it in water or failure due to water getting in. MadBite's fish finder has a castable, floating wireless remote sensor that sends underwater images to a hand held display screen. The MadBite long range wireless fish finder technology is a bank or beach fishermen's best fishing guide and a must have item for any angler.
  • The MadBite FX1000 floating wireless fish finder works in water depth from 2 to 150 feet with a sonar range and frequency of 90 degrees / 125 Khz and shows bottom contour, structure, grass, rocks, water temperature, depth, water column segment, and fish. It works in virtually any climate with an operating range of -4°F to searing temperatures of over 158°F (-20°C - 70°C). This fish finder probes deeper and wider than other brands that sell for $100 more.
  • The MadBite fish finder rechargeable batteries last up to 12 hours, much longer than other brands. One button battery powered wireless remote sensor lasts up to 30 hours. Even better, one spare button battery is included.
  • The FX1000 fish finder high-contrast LCD display screen works even in bright sunlight conditions. A built-in smart chip stores sonar settings when the unit is turned off. There is no need to drill holes in your bass boat or kayak hull to install an electronic fish finder transducer. And the transducer will automatically shut off after taken out of water for 5 seconds.
We like a few great things about this product. It's small, the battery lasts for 12 hours and it is completely waterproof. We are planning to buy a kayak for fishing some of these lakes here in Florida and this cool contraption would be the perfect addition to our fishing gear. It looks like it is easy to use and it will give us quite an advantage in any of the fishing locations we are planning. We checked everything out on YouTube and this small little gem is going to make our next fishing trip a blast. 

KastKing Sharky Spinning Fishing Reel Ultra Light Review

  • KastKing® Sharky is a premium quality freshwater spinning reel with a serious bite in sizes from 1500 to 4000 and leading the saltwater attack in sizes 6000 through 10000 the Sharky can be used to catch a wide range of fish. Perfect Christmas Gift For our Fisherman!
  • KastKing® Sharky spinning reels comes standard with 10 + 1 quality smooth ball bearings, carbon fiber drag washers, precision machined brass gears, CNC machined aluminum spool and handle, computer balanced rotor, and an attractive and unique carbon fiber spool skirt (on1500-4000) adds to this already premium fishing reel package. Sharky 6000, 8000, and 10000 spinning reel models are saltwater approved.
  • Sharky's all graphite corrosion resistant body creates a very light weight yet extremely strong and durable spinning reel that delivers a powerful punch. KastKing® Sharky weighs in at only 7.5 ounces/210 grams for the 1500 to only 23.4 ounces/655 grams for the 10000. A continuous anti-reverse one way clutch system eliminates backplay ensuring solid consistent hook sets. The front access drag system delivers smooth, strong, and consistent fish fighting pressure throughout its entire range.
  • With a bold look, a long list of features found only on top quality fishing reels, and affordable price compare them to a Penn spinning reel, a Shimano reel, or Daiwa and Okuma fishing reels, the KastKing Sharky is the reel to have at an affordable price. Whether you're after apex predators or panfish; a KastKing® Sharky puts you in command. A Sharky spinning reel matched with a KastKing® pole creates great spinning fishing rod and reel combos.
  • If you are in pursuit of a fierce battle with big fish compare Sharky's carbon fiber fishing reels features and prices to spinning reel models from Penn, Shimano, Okuma, Diawa, and others

I gave this reel to my friend Doug who helps me review these items on YouTube. He likes everything about the reel. He will use it when we go fishing in the ocean. He loves to fish and this is one of those reels that is perfect for that person you know who loves to fish. If you are an avid fisherman, you know that you have that favorite fishing reel you like to use all the time. This will be that fishing reel for Doug. He has children that are 10 and 12 and he will let them use his smaller fishing pole/reel combinations. Doug will use this pole to catch flounder, red fish and other cool fish when we are able to go fishing in St. Petersburg. He said it was a treat to be able to review this reel online because it he likes how it handles and casts. 

KastKing Ranger Portable Telescopic Fishing Rods Review

KastKing® Ranger travel spinning fishing rods telescope out and completely collapse for easy travel and storage. These travel rods have CNC machined aluminum reel seat components and three point welded stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts for complete corrosion resistance. 24 ton special carbon matrix and E-Glass construction can deadlift up to 10 pounds and provide great sensitivity. KastKing® telescopic spinning fishing rods are for saltwater or freshwater fishing, will cover many species, and look great with any KastKing® fishing reels. KastKing® telescoping travel fishing rods are especially great for backpackers and campers

This telescopic fishing rod is compact, easy to put into a full size fishing pole, strong and durable. It took a little twisting to tighten the rod into place. It took a little bit of time to connect the reel, but this would be perfect for a camping trip. I believe it took me two or three minutes to get the fishing pole .ready, except for the line, which I didn't pull through because I wasn't ready to use the pole. We are lucky because we have fresh. water and salt water within an hour from our house. I actually have a lake in back of my house, but the fish seem to be hiding or gone. We also have plenty of camping place where you can fish. I really look forward to taking this telescopic fishing rod with me when we go to the pier in St. Petersburg or under one of the many bridges where you can fish. I have a Honda Fit, so this pole is the perfect one to bring with me everywhere I go.

Kastking Sharky Spinning Fishing Reel Ultra Light

Kastking Ranger Portible Telescopic Fishing Rod

MadBite Scout Soft Tackle Bag with Multipurpose Functions

  • MadBite Scout Soft Tackle Bag with Multipurpose Functions - Holds Fishing Pliers, Tools and Fishing Tackle - Good as Messenger Bag or Fishing Hiking Ba
  • The MadBite Scout tackle bag is a fishing tackle bargain that will last a lifetime. It is a great fishing gift for your favorite angler or hiker. It's a fishing gift that any angler will love!
  • MadBite Scout tackle bag has large compartments for your fishing tackle, and gear storage for your drink bottle, smart phone, flashlight, sunglasses, fishing license, fishing grips, fishing pliers, wallet, and fishing accessories.
  • MadBite Scout tackle bags are made from long lasting waterproof PVC Canvas material and are a perfect size for tackle management of fishing lures, fishing tools, fishing pliers, fishing tackle and are easier to transport than a tackle box.
  • Scout tackle bag keeps all of your fishing gear in easy reach. MadBite Scout tackle bag includes a padded shoulder strap and can also be used as a camera bag or tool carry bag. A comfortable adjustable thigh strap keeps your Scout Tackle Bag in place during casting while bank fishing, surf fishing or wade fishing. Available in Army Green, Beach Sand and Black colors with non-rusting zippers and hardware.

Now if you like fishing, you know you like to carry some of your stuff with you. This little bag is the perfect way to bring some of your fishing gear with you into the water or through the woods, without having to carry a tackle box. I was able to pack 30 lures into the bag and there's a place that will fit water or an energy drink. There are also some small pockets for hooks, sinkers and what not.  I appreciate the quality of this bag, well put together and will be going with me on my next fishing trip. I may even use it when I go on one of my hikes where I am not even thinking about fishing.

Madbite tackle bag

KastKing DuraBlend Monofilament Leader Line Review

  • KastKing® - the ICAST 2015 Award winning brand, presents the incredibly strong-superior monofilament leaders ranking among the highest in tensile strength
  • KastKing® DuraBlend Monofilament Leader is formulated to be one of the most durable and abrasion resistant mono leader materials available today
  • Delivering extreme fighting power, KastKing DuraBlend Mono Leader Material features great shock strength, excellent abrasion resistance, and high knot strength. Also, the DuraBlend Mono Leaders offer great properties anglers expect in a high-quality leader such as low stretch and outstanding clarity
  • Produced using only the strictest of quality control, this high-quality DuraBlend Mono Leader features very low memory characteristics. Remains very soft and flexible, while maintaining a high tensile strength-to-diameter ratio, resulting in a smaller, stronger line that gives you more reel capacity for fighting hard-charging game fish
  • Innovative keeper package protects the line and affords quick, tangle-free availability, maximizing your efficiency while on the water
The cost is low, this sinks easily and it works as well as all of the other higher priced lines. We will be using this and more of Kastking lines for our fishing needs in the future. We are enjoying their products so much, that a friend and I are beginning to look at fishing boats. I remember having a flounder snap my line before using this leader and now I feel safer and more sure I will pull the fish in.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

JESUS TODAY: DEVOTIONS FOR KIDS Review & Giveaway 2/10/2016

About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
Jesus is the Friend who is always with you.  Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children's hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine.  Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him.  Adapted from the ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year-winner Jesus Today, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures.  It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.  

Hardcover: 368 pages
Age Range: 6-10 years 

About Sarah Young: 
Sarah Young's devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying and writing in prayer journals.  With sales of more than 14 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists.  Sarah's writings include Jesus CallingJesus TodayJesus LivesDear JesusJesus Calling for Little OnesJesus Calling Bible StorybookJesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence -- each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ.  Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years.  They currently live in the United States.  

I like how these devotionals for kids, talk to the kids. It is pretty much God talking to kids through His word. Very simple devotionals for small children that show them that God is always there for them, throughout their entire lives. I can see how the book has the same theme as the adult version because the simple devotionals help anybody that reads them. A fantastic idea to get your children into the Word.

You can win a copy of this Devotion For Kids by entering this giveaway

Monday, February 1, 2016

Yearning for Sunshine

I woke up this morning
To a sad and cloudy day
The wind was roaring
I fell on my knees to pray

My heart was pounding
Sweat was running down my face
my thoughts wandered
to a dark and lonely place

I jumped up
I paced around the room
The storm was pounding
thunder hit with a great boom

The rain made puddles
Pouring down my cheeks
The clouds grew angry
With another lightning streak

I prayed to God
To take this storm away
I couldn't take
another lonely day

.....I woke up this morning
The clouds had disappeared
A glimmer of hope
Is replacing all my fears