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Friday, September 11, 2009

Custom Made Beaded Plaques from Sandra Magsamen (3 Giveaways)

Penny or You may have seen these beautiful creations from Sandra Magsamen (Living Artfully) at JCWalmart. Now you have the chance to win one that will be customized just for you!

Sandra offers her beautiful beaded plaques and other creations that make great gifts for moms, dads, babies, teachers, grandparents......anyone! I just love them!

Check out Sandra's website by clicking here! On the Living Artfully page you'll find fun and creative suggestions and inspirations for living artfully. You'll also find great books!

Sandra is an artist, art therapist, mom, award-winning author, and creator of several lifestyle brands. She uses her own creativity to fashion gifts and collections that help people express themselves and connect with others. Sandra and her art have been featured on several websites, magazines, shows such as The Today Show. She is a true inspiration!

Giveaway: 3 winners!!!
Visit Sandra's About page here and comment about what you find most interesting or inspiring about Sandra and her work.
Extra entries: 1 extra entry for blogging about this giveaway, 1 extra entry tweet this giveaway.
Extended to 10/31/2009!

Labor Day at Lake Michigan

The last hurrah of summer vacation. We spent Labor Day at Lake Michigan which is only about 30 minutes from our house. I've always loved living so close to the beach in the summer!

My father-in-law owns a home in Norton Shores that has deeded lake access. We get our own private beach when we visit. There's something so peaceful about being at the beach.

The water wasn't warm enough to swim on Labor Day so we'll have to wait for next summer. Oh, how I will miss summer!!!

Pediped Is Committed to Giving Back

Not only does Pediped make the best children's shoes, they also give back. I love all the rockin' styles they have to offer, the superior quality of their shoes and I am SOOOO loving it that they give back. LOVE IT!! We give Pediped the All American Mommy award! Read more below and click here to view their website.

pediped® became a national sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation out of a desire to care for children beyond their feet and raised over $115,00 for this cause in 2008.
Coming Oct. 25 is a new pediped® fundraiser, Stars for a Wish, in which the company will auction more than 50 celebrity-autographed shoes with 100 percent of money raised to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Among the celebrities who have signed shoes for the auction are Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Courteney Cox, Faith Hill, Jerome Bettis and David Ortiz.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 180,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Luncheon Sandwich Recipe: Tuna Puffs

My grandmother would serve these sandwiches at birthday parties or as a light meal. This recipe comes from an old dutch cookbook which every woman in our family owns and uses. I refer to it as the dutch cooking bible It's full of rich, scrumptious recipes!

Tuna Puffs - 6 servings

1 6oz. can tuna, drained
1 tbsp. green pepper, chopped
1 tsp. onion, chopped
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. mustard
3/4 C. mayo
6 tomato slices (optional)
3 English muffins, split
1/2 C. shredded American cheese

Mix tuna, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and 1/2 C. mayo together. Spread tuna mixture on English muffins, top each with tomato and cheese. Broil until slightly browned.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mom Central's Back to School Giveaway Blog Tour

Celebrate Back to School with tons of cool giveaways from Mom Central! This week you could be the lucky winner of many prizes including:

  • Sofa slip cover
  • AT&T Dual Handset Answering System
  • Bracelet Set
  • Omron Pedometer
  • Many more!!
Mom Central will be posting new and exciting giveaways every week so don't miss out! Click here to enter!! Let the winning begin!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central. Mom Central entered my name in a random drawing to win a gift to thank me for taking the time to participate.