Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yeah Babe, I'm Hanging With The Sock Monkey Now!

We just love this latest Kia commercial.

Knitting Circle in Las Vegas - The Volunteer Center in Las Vegas

Do you know how to crochet or knit? Would you like to learn how to so your creations can help those in need?

The Volunteer Center is putting together the first ever Knitting circle. Men and women of all ages and abilities will be welcome to join a group in their area and all items created will be donated to partner organizations whose clients could use the warmth and beauty of these handmade items.

Right now they are looking for volunteers who are willing to lead a knitting circle or who have the skills to teach others in the group. Group leaders should be friendly, outgoing and able to commit to attending the group. Teachers should have some experience in basic knitting or crochet and be willing to help others learn. You do NOT have to be highly experienced just willing to learn and help others learn.

To become a leader or teacher please email Heather at for more details. Time commitments, schedules and locations are flexible.

Do a Good Deed and Get a Free Specialty Coffee Drink At Coffee Bean - Random Acts of Kindness Week

For our random act of kindness we made a monetary donation to the local SPCA in honor of Toby.

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 15-21, United Way's Volunteer Center and select local locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are teaming up to encourage niceties among Las Vegans.

Good Samaritans will be rewarded with a free specialty coffee drink on Monday, February 22 or Tuesday, February 23, as a thank you for their random act of kindness. Coupons for the complimentary regular-sized specialty drink will be emailed to those who report their nice gesture online at, and are redeemable at neighborhood locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Tri Tip is On Sale At Von's This Week!

This turned out so good the last time I made it!

Tri Tip is on sale for $1.97 a pound at Von's!

Tri Tip Rub recipe courtesy of

3 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 pounds tri tip roast

1.Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
2.In a medium bowl, combine garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and coat both sides of tri tip.
3.Sear both sides on hot grill then cook 20-25 minutes or until center is light pink. Slice at an angle.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Good Wife Video - Hi -

The Good Wife Video - Hi -

"Hi" If you haven't watch this episode please set aside some time to do so. All I can say is Wow! Another fantastic episode of The Good Wife!

What Are Your Valentine's Day Plans?

Charles is working but I think I'll plan a special Valentine's lunch for us.

So, what are your Valentine's Day plans?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Diabetics Can Enjoy Great Tasting Chocolate on Valentine's Day - See's Candy

My hubby loves chocolates anytime, especially on Valentine's Day. But, he's a diabetic. Our family has tried several sugar free chocolates and weren't impressed.

One day, one of our former self storage customers gave us a See's Candy gift certificate. We stopped by our local See's Candy store and were pleasant surprised to see that they had sugar free chocolates!

We asked the counter person if we could try a piece and were blown away! This year, I'm planning on treating my adorable hubby with a box of sugar free chocolates with walnuts. (his favorite)

Happy Valentine's Day

Received My First Paycheck!

I'm so excited! I just can't hide it! I would be singing this to you but believe me when I say this you do not want to hear my singing voice. lol

It's a fantastic feeling to have a full time job but it really hits you when you recieve your first paycheck! And I was thrilled that it was direct deposited!

We got behind on our rent - now paid up to date! We enjoyed the taste of deli meat -haven't had it in 6 months!

The BerryMorins will be having a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lake Las Vegas Residents Disappointed at Ritz-Carlton Closing - Las Vegas Now

Lake Las Vegas Residents Disappointed at Ritz-Carlton Closing - Las Vegas Now

The Las Vegas economy continues to decline.

In the Lake Las Vegas community they have been experiencing businesses closing the last few years. As for the Ritz Carlton, this is the first time they've had to close a hotel.

Find Jobs - Virtual Customer Service Representative - Work From Home Jobs in Denver, Colorado

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Find Jobs - Telephone Interviewer / Work from Home Jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Apptical

Find Jobs - Telephone Interviewer / Work from Home Jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Apptical

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Selling Your Photographs: How and Where to Earn a Living From Your Photos

Selling Your Photographs: How and Where to Earn a Living From Your Photos

Are you a budding photographer? Looking to earn some extra money? Click on the above link to read more about selling your photos.

p.s. We're keeping those of you living on the east coast in our prayers. Stay warm!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

USA Time Zone Map - Tools for the Job

I just couldn't locate my old time zone map that I used when working for HSN. So, I figured I would just Google and print one.

What I found were maps that were not big enough to view from my work space wall.

This one definitely fits the bill!

How To File And Buff Your Nails (Beauty & Style: Manicures)

How To File And Buff Your Nails (Beauty & Style: Manicures)

For some of us even a $12 manicure is out of our budget but we still want to have nice looking nails.
I found an online video, courtesy of VideoJug, that shows you step by step how to file and buff your nails properly. The narrator even gives you helpful tips and suggestions to accomplish those shining nails.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I Was Interviewed for a News Story - Unemployment Phone Lines Still Busy

I had sent an email to Channel 13 regarding the continuous problem with busy signals when calling the unemployment office several weeks ago.

Since the new unemployment rate numbers came out and they were worst and I had sent my email I received a phone call from the news station. They requested to stop by our house with a cameraman and interview me.

They stayed for about an hour, even spoke with Marcus and Charles.

Here's a link to the print story.

Free Nevada Drug Plan Card

Nevada residents can download a free discount prescription drug card, Nevada Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% on their prescriptions at participating pharmacies. (CVS, Kmart, Albertsons, Walmart, Vons, Sam's Club, and many other chain and independent pharmacies)

Use this card if you're without prescription coverage or your insurance doesn't cover your prescription.

Times are Tough in Las Vegas

Yes, the unemployment rate is higher then Nevada, more companies, state and local goverment announcing layoffs. Even my husband's hours have been cut by 2/3.

So, what does a family do? You work together has a team and look at your expenses and see where you can cutback.

I was hoping that we could be moving in 3 months but those plans have been shelved.

In the meantime, we will continue to pray for the Heavenly Father's continue support doing these troubling times.

2 Hearts 2 Kaz Mega Fundraiser - February 28, 2010 Deadline

I love supporting fundraisers that are for a great cause.

Stop by Two Hearts for Hope for more details! The Mega fundraiser will end on February 28 at 8pm .

$5 for one entry or 12 entries for $50.

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