Saturday, November 24, 2012

When We Decide to Read the Same Book! "Catherine the Great" Virginia Rounding

My husband love history so when he brought home this book I thought I would check it out! I was a bit surprised when I managed to read 3 chapters on my first day!

We're having fun discussing the book every morning before he goes to work.

The last book we read together was "Bridges of Madison County" Robert James Waller when we were dating.

Office Depot: Received My Free $25 Merchandise Card

Thank you Deidra, Office Depot customer service, for the amazing service. Today, I received my $25 merchandise card in the snail mail. We'll definitely put it to good use.

Friday, November 23, 2012

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday~ My Housekeeping Tools

One of my loves is cleaning! Yes, you heard me right. I do enjoy to cleaning. I actually got the cleaning gene from my father. And I passed it on to our son, Marcus. (he loves shopping for cleaning products)

I have had to make some changes since developing severe chronic pain but when I can I'll join in. Since I'm not the only one who cleans I like to have all the supplies and tools on hand. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Fridays!
My reference book for everything about maintaining a home

Mandi's free downloadable daily To-Do printables keep me from forgetting important tasks, like phone calls and errands. They also make a terrific point-of-reference for the question, "When did you have the carpets cleaned" ?

Vinegar has so many cleaning duties around our house!
I have to protect my hands but why not look good doing!

I've tried homemade dishwasher detergents with no success till I discovered this one at Big Lots for $3.50!>br />

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

aprons are must for protecting your clothes while cooking and cleaning

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from BerryMorins !

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Gobble. Gobble.
Marcus aka The Bacon Eating Kid
Charles aka Big Daddy
Rona aka Boo Boo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Massage Envy Gift Card: Twitter Party Prize!

In September, I attended a Twitter party hosted by Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation. They were promoting their October 12, 2012 event where Massage Envy would donate $10 for every 1-hr massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation!

Much research has shown that massage does provide benefits for chronic lower back pain sufferers. At the end of the event, I discovered I had won a 1-hour massage gift card from Massage Envy!

The 1st gift card was lost in the snail mail. So, Massage Envy sent me one via Certified Mail. I'm so looking forward to experiencing a massage. Mmmm...maybe I'll treat myself to a facial too!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to US MPM participants! We will not be eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year. We'll be having pizza or Chinese food depending on which one is delivering.

Enough about that! Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!
shredded pork tacos
pinto beans and ham
chicken Alfredo with yolkless noodles
Pioneer Woman's Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed potatoes, salad

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pressure Cooker: My Hubby's White Bean Soup

I love it when my husband makes a white navy bean soup by using what's in the fridge and pantry! This time, he used scallions, low sodium chicken broth, bell red pepper, diced baked ham and pork loin, garlic! It's delicious!
Our Wolfgang Puck pressure cooker working hard!

Love with Food: My Twitter Party Prize is Here!

I was so thrilled when Love with Food announced that everyone who attended their Twitter party last month was to receive a free gourmet food box. So when they announce the special free code I immediately headed to their website to claim mine!

Oh! Love with Food donates a free meal for every box they sell. (I really like that) You can purchase a monthly box for only $10!
This month my box arrived via snail mail this week. I got Marcus' attention when I mentioned that there was food samples inside. We opened up the shipping box and discovered our red box!
Check this out!
I tried the Pumpkin Spice decaffeinated tea from Stash Tea Company. I would definitely have it again. It was a nice way to unwind while reading a book before bed. I also tried one of the Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Skeeter Snacks. It was the best packaged chocolate chip cookie I ever tasted!
After this photo was taken Marcus decided to try the Mango Pear Pineapple juice and the Truffle Piglet. * he found the juice a delicious blend and truffle was creamy.

The contents of this month's Love with Food box were Truffle Piglet from Hagensborg Chocolates, Inka Corn from Inka Crops, Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Skeeter Snacks, Mango Pear Pineapple Juice from Fruit.o, Turkey Bak Kwa Jerky from Little Red Dot Kitchn, Original Mulling Spices Blend from the Aspen Mulling Company, and Pumpkin Spice Tea from Stash Tea Company.

Jumping Tandem Sunday ~ Guard Your Heart Above All Else

Source: via Domonique on Pinterest

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23

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