Thursday, December 8, 2016

HAVE YOUR PARENTS EVER EMBARRASSED YOU?

The answer to this question is a resounding YES! During my teen years, one could say that I was the popular kid, getting involved in tons of activities, and always the life of the party.  None of that mattered however, when friends came to visit our home, only to be treated to an entertaining mother with absolutely no rhythm who always insisted on dancing.  To make matters worse, my dad jumped in doing a crazy dance called the Mashed Potato.  

Uhhhh... Why are you moving around proudly with a dance that's something we actually eat, Dad?
My friends laughed uproariously and loved my parents, but all I wanted to do was slink off into a tiny and very invisible corner to hide.



Fast forward  a zillion years later to those modern teenage years of my son who happened to be a track and football star with a ton of friends.
They usually spent the night at our house, and by the time they left the next day, it surely seemed as if the pantry and refrigerator had been raided.  Every hot dog, bags of chips, fruit drinks and candy had all magically disappeared, yet no one could explain it. If you've heard this before, raise your hand.  All your kids friends thought you were the cool mom, right? (lol)   My son NEVER understood that, and to make matters worse, if they danced, I happily jumped in, to the embarrassment of my son.
You'd think I would have learned from my parents, right? But I couldn't seem to stop as my feet glided across the floor every single time. And every single time, my son turned the music off once I started dancing, hoping I'd get the message to just leave the room.


The other thing he hated - I couldn't give relationship advice to any of his friends, no matter how many times they asked.(They asked a lot)  It was only safe for me to say hello and goodbye, but only if he was in the room. (lol)  Apparently, he didn't trust me to not break out into The Electric Slide.

Inquiring minds are wondering if you've ever done something that had your kids cringing inside, and wishing you could just leave the face of the earth?  Did you do something so over the top as an adult that you embarrassed the entire family?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS & COUPON/PROMO CODES


Are you looking for some great deals and bargains? Do you have more fun shopping from home? December is definitely your month!

Malcom Jones is brilliant and has created http://www.techcouponcode.org to provide comparison info and better rates for those who are thinking about using AT & T, Direct TV or Verizon.  

Here's the codes to use for December: http://www.techcouponcode.org/verizon-fios-promotion-code/Directv coupon and AT&T U-verse Coupons

I just love, love, love Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood! A ticket to one of their concerts can range from $75.00 all the way up to$1183.00 using www.ticketnetwork.com. Here's the place for a bargain, then when checking out, add in your PROMO code of GARTH to get even more savings. Garth Brooks at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Feel free to check out www.ticketdown.com for more info on other concerts like New Kids on the Block and Cher.

For just about every other gift you need, these sites cover a lot of ground: https://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/ and https://www.retailmenot.com/







Yes, we've seen this before on television, VHS, DVD and the big screen, but don't you just  want to grab your tickets now to see Emma Watson play Belle in this new rendition of Beauty and the Beast this March?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

WOULD YOU WEAR THESE?


There have been occasions where I've worn some kooky items, and most of my friends just go with it. But as much as I love my shoes, a few of these had me scratching my head and wondering who to re-gift these to for the holidays.*heh*

Even better, this proves that with a little creativity, we can all probably make our own shoes with no problem, and save a ton of money. I'm going to use some spaghetti cans to see what I can come up with. (lol)
I would wear these!


I would try these out!



This is what to do with all that leftover Christmas Candy!

Uh...No!

Will they fall apart when walking?  Still, very cool!

Are these real fish???????
No, no, no!

According to the University of California Olive Center in Davis, all Extra Virgin Olive Oils are not created equal, and may not even reach the minimum requirements. The most authentic oils are protected from light in those expensive dark glass bottles or stainless steel containers on grocery store shelves. If you use this healthy oil a lot and want to save money, contact the manufacturer via email or snail mail for high value coupons. You can also do a coupon search online.





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ROCKY ROAD FUDGE & NATIONAL STAY AT HOME & BE WELL DAY

One of the best books around for yummy desserts has to be Six Sisters' Stuff.  The recipes are super simple and inexpensive to prepare, and they have plenty of ideas sure to please everyone in the family.  In addition, there are tips to help with special decorations. When it was initially published in 2015, the price was about 21.99.  Now you can get this fantastic cookbook for a bargain at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.  It's also available in your local library.

This recipe is perfect for kids to make, is a great gift idea for friends, and has only 4 ingredients!


INGREDIENTS

1 - 12 oz Bag of chocolate chips
1 - 14 oz Can sweetened condensed milk
3 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
1 1/2 Pecans, Walnuts or Almonds

DIRECTIONS

Line a 9 x 13 in baking dish with aluminum foil and use a nonstick cooking spray.
In a large microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk.  Heat for  1 minute, stirring and continuing to heat in 15 second-intervals. Keep stirring until completely melted and smooth.  Fold in the marshmallows and nuts until they are fully incorporated.
Press the fudge mixture into a prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.  When set, lift foil from pan, and cut the fudge into squares. All done!




Sweets & Treats with Six Sisters' Stuff: 100+ Desserts, Gift Ideas, and Traditions for the Whole Family; Paperback; Author - Six Sisters' Stuff
$6.84
Barnes & Noble



This is probably one of the best holidays created ever! According to http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/, today is National Stay at Home Because You are Well Day!
But I'm not sure that many bosses are actually aware of this celebration. While we may be tempted to throw caution to the wind and hang out fishing, watching the Hallmark Channel, sleeping, or shopping for the holiday, giving this as a reason to stay home may be a little iffy.  So come up with something a little more believable if you plan to call in. But you didn't hear that from me. (lol)


According to the CDC, in the case of an emergency, at least 3 gallons of water per person is what's needed to be prepared for just 3 days.That's assuming that one gallon is used each day, per person. This includes water to drink, cook and clean up.  It's worth it to get lots of bottled water to keep ready, just in case.


Did you know that Tardar Sauce has over 8 Million LIKES on Facebook? If that seems like a lot, she's actually better known as the very popular Grumpy Cat. (lol)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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