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Showing posts from November 25, 2012

Christmas Trees ~ Pinterest

"Oh Christmas tree! Oh Christmas tree!" As you can see from the trees I've chosen, people are putting their own personal spin on the traditional Christmas tree. I think it's sorta cool. Here's just a few of the ones I found on Pinterest! Enjoy! Source: via Redesign Revolution on Pinterest Source: via Rona on Pinterest Source: via Rona on Pinterest Source: via ಌಌஜbebeஜ♥ಌ on Pinterest Source: via Rona on Pinterest Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest Source: via Rona on Pinterest Source: via Linda on Pinterest Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

November Foodie Pen Pal ! Here's What I Got!

We've been enjoying the receiving the Foodie Pen Pal packages these last 2 months. This month, my Foodie Pen Pal was Mary. Here's what she sent me. Ghirardelli Chocolate Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, Twinings Chai Pumpkin Spice Tea and a lovely handwritten note card. Thank you Mary! They're delicious!

I sent a couple of our family favorite Stonewall Kitchen products to Kat, Eating The Week.

Lindsay, Foodie Pen Pal, has asked that instead of buying treats for another Penpal, that we make a $15-25 donation towards relief efforts still ongoing after Hurricane Sandy. I'll be making a donation to the American Red Cross.

Today's Shopping Experience at Office Depot Wasn't Good!

Source: via Steve on Pinterest Jean, store #2143, was nice but when my merchandise card declined she provided no further assistance. I decided to not purchase the item and came home.

Once I was home I chose to order the item online, after several attempts the merchandise card was accepted. Office Depot needs to make their payment method run more smoothly. I also didn't like having to enter my credit card regardless of the fact that there was a zero balance due, to have the order processed.

I called their your customer service department about the problems I had. They advised that card's magnetic strip was probably desensitized. And that store rep should have manually entered numbers to redeem.

We've been shopping at Office Depots for over 15 years. Their still our favorite store for tech stuff and office supplies so I was shocked with the lack of service.

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Appetizers

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life topic this week is Appetizers.

We love appetizers. Sometimes we'll eat them as a main course, at home. And here's our family favorites.

Source: via Steva on Pinterest antipasto ~ can't get easier and more versatile this this. purchase a variety of cheeses, meats and vegetables that you and your guests will enjoy. grab a pretty platter and lay them out. I like to have another plate with different crackers and/or breads

We love vegetables as an appetizer and here's some creative ways to serve this old standard. Don't forget your dips! Source: via Giselle on Pinterest creative vegetable platter
Source: via Christine on Pinterest grilled vegetable platter

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday ~ My Favorites Places: San Diego

We lived in San Diego for 12 years and loved it! There's so much fun things to do and see. Here's just a few of my favorite places from my Pinterest board. Enjoy!

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday! Source: Uploaded by user via Rona on Pinterest Our son loved riding on this rollercoaster: Roller Coaster, Belmont Park - Mission Beach, San Diego, CA

Source: via Rona on Pinterest My husband and I enjoyed walking the grounds of the Hotel del Coronado

Source: via Rona on Pinterest I have fond memories of my husband and I touring the San Diego Natural Museum of Man

Source: Uploaded by user via Rona on Pinterest Coronado Bridge in San Diego

Source: via Rona on Pinterest The Gas Lamp District is perfect for walkers!

Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread

It's time for some baking! Marcus grated some orange zest for me. Our kitchen smelled like oranges. (love it) The Betty Crocker Red Book recipe makes 2 loaves. Yum!

Grapefruit Juice Doesn't Play Well With Others! ~ Drug Interactions

Did you know that Grapefruit juice is known to interact with some types of medications, leading to an overdose hazard?!

Here's a complete list of drugs, courtesy of National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Facebook page, that interact with grapefruit juice. Source: via Jackie on Pinterest

A fresh start for 'motel kids' ~Caterina's Club

It's that time of year again when KFIAM 640 and others ask for donations to Catrina's Club. 

Bruno Serato, chef and owner, White House restaurant, feeds hungry kids pasta meals.  He recently joined a non-profit in providing 1st and last month's rent so that 'motel families' can get into an apartment. 

MAKE A DONATION IN PERSONCash, check, major credit cards, pasta and tomato sauce will be accepted from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. at White House Restaurant, 887 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim CA,92805.

MAKE A DONATION BY MAILPlease make checks payable to:
CVOC/Caterina's Club
1505 E 17th St, Ste 101
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Read more:  You can make an online donation.  Mail a check or money order to CVOC/Caterina's Club, 1505 17th St, Ste 101, Santa Ana, CA 92705.  If you live in the Anaheim area you can make your money, pasta or tomato sauce donation at the White House Restaurant, 887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, Ca 92805 till…

Clean the Inside of Our Washer Machine ~ Housekeeping

Source: via Rona on Pinterest I decided to clean our washer, inside and out, today! Source: via Rona on Pinterest I walked to the store, this morning, and purchase white vinegar.

I then followed the instructions courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee Thanks Jillee!

Now our washer and dryer are shiny and clean!

Big Lots Bread Haul ~ November 2012

Some of these brands are $4-5 in the grocery store!

My Latest Wig Purchase: Carmen Model Model T4/30

This is my third Carmen wig but the first time I purchased one in T4/30 (medium brown/light auburn highlights). I like this color much better than the off black.

And as usual, I purchased Carmen from Luxurious Hair Boutique. They have quick shipping, great quality and terrific customer service!

We Don't Need An Ortega Taco Shells!

My husband introduced me to homemade taco shells over 18 years ago. These days, everyone prepares but Marcus' shells rule!

Croque Madame Sandwiches | Everyday Food with Sarah Carey

A special breakfast, lunch or dinner idea with all our favorites!

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 26, 2012

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful! We decided against the traditional turkey dinner and had pizza. And we loved it!

No more "Call the Midwife" till next season so we'll be keeping very busy till "Downton Abbey" starts in January 2013, on PBS.

Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays! Source: via Rona on Pinterest smothered chicken, salad Source: via Rona on Pinterest baked spaghetti Source: via Rona on Pinterest macaroni and cheese, salad Source: via Rona on Pinterest spinach tortellini soup Source: via Rona on Pinterest blacken chicken Alfredo, noodles, salad

Jumping Tandem Sunday ~ Titus 2:3-5

Source: via April on Pinterest I want to thank the woman that took my hand and taught me how to be a great wife to my husband many years ago! Thank you Carol!