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Friday, October 2, 2009

Are You Missing My Giveaways? A Giveaway Extended!

I hope all of you have been able to enter in my recent giveaways! I've added new tabs to the top of my homepage that will take you to all current and past giveaways. Click on "Giveaways" and enter away!

There are many new giveaways scheduled from now until New Years so check back often!

This giveaway has been extended from 10/3/2009 to 10/31/2009. Click here to enter!

Proctor and Gamble Giving Hope Against Breast Cancer

I hope all of you were able to get your hands on the special brandSAVER insert from Proctor and Gamble that came out in last weeks paper! Everybody wins when you use these special coupons. You get great discounts on trusted products like Venus, Swiffer, Tide, Downy, and Bounce. At stores nationwide, you will find many of these products in limited edition pink. I highly recommend the pink swiffer because I just love mine! Best of all, for each coupon redeemed, a donation will be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF)

Proctor and Gamble has launched GIVE HOPE, a partnership between the National Breast Cancer Foundation. GIVE HOPE helps increase women's chances of survival from breast cancer through early detection. NBCF is a national organization aimed at saving lives through breast cancer education and providing mammograms for those in need.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Conducting a breast self-exam at least once a month and getting a mammogram once a year after age 35 are simple preventative measures that can save lives. You can now use interactive tools available at www.mypinkplan.com to st up their own plan, including reminders to do self-exams, schedule clinical exams and mammograms. www.mypinkplan.com is a joint effort from Proctor and Gamble and NBCF to help women create and follow their own preventative plan, personalized to their specific needs.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake (4 ingredients)

This cheesecake is do easy to make. My husband loves it because it's light and fluffy. I love it because it's fast and easy to make. Try topping it with cherry or blueberry pie filling. Yummy!

Easy No Bake Cheesecake
1 prepared graham cracker crust
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 C. sugar
1 small container cool whip, thawed

Beat the filling ingredients together until well mixed. Pour into pie crust and freeze for 2 hours before serving. Top with crushed nuts or pie filling. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

All American Mommy Top Pick Book: Hope Faith and Charlie

Looking for a good book to curl up with? Looking for a story to inspire your life? Hope Faith and Charlie is the book that you need to read! I had a hard time putting the book down and finished it in less than 3 days. The author, Deirdre Carey has a writing style that I enjoy and I was captivated by her true story from the first page.

I highly recommend this book to anyone! We all face challenges in our lives and reading this true story proves that the power of prayer, the power of faith, strength, and courage can move mountains. Hope Faith and Charlie touched my heart in so many ways.

Hope Faith and Charlie is an inspirational journey of one child's courageous battle with cancer, his family's fight to save his life, and the blessings that happened along the way. John and Deirdre had been married five years and were doting parents of two beautiful, happy and healthy sons. Jay, age two, and Charlie, who was just shy of six-months old. Life was good: they had a strong marriage, solid careers, a comfortable home, and a beautiful little family created out of love. Then the sky fell in. In an instant, their life together was turned upside down with the discovery that Charlie had a massive brain tumor. Further diagnosis would uncover a rare form of brain and spine cancer that would more than likely take his precious life far too soon.

This inspiring story of love, devotion, perseverance and survival takes you on the emotional roller coaster ride their family endured as they valiantly fought to save their child's life. It's about how one child defied the incredible odds and invaluable lessons learned through this life-changing experience. It will renew your faith as you witness a true miracle unfold.

About the Author: Deirdre Carey was born and raised in Westwood, MA. She graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA with a BS in Communications in 1989 and went on to pursue her dream of working in the fast-paced world of advertising. She and her two sons, Jay and Charlie, along with their beagle Hershey, now reside in Franklin, MA. Deirdre, a single working mother, is the Director of Client Services at Kel & Partners, a marketing and public relations agency based in Westborough, MA. Deirdre enjoys skiing, biking, and cruising the high seas with her sons, reading her beloved People Magazine, and vacationing on Cape Cod with her family and friends.

Learn more and order your copy of Hope Faith and Charile at www.hopefaithandcharlie.com. 10% of all proceeds will be donated directly to The Floating Hospital for Children's Cancer Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Noodle Pudding Recipe

This noodle pudding is another family favorite side dish. It's great with Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Christmas and Easter ham or Sunday roast dinner. Warning: it's rich and addicting!

Rich Noodle Pudding – side dish (serves 12-18)

1 lb. wide egg noodles


6 oz. cream cheese

½ lb. butter

½ lb. margarine

2 C. sour cream

6 eggs

2 C. sugar


2 C. crushed corn flakes

¼ lb. melted butter

Cinnamon to taste

Cook noodles according to package. Combine filling ingredients and beat until well mixed. Stir in noodles. Mix topping in a bowl. Pour noodles into greased 9X13 pan, sprinkle with topping. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Win a Trip Home for the Holidays with Folgers

Folgers is making Holiday dreams come true this year! The sights, sounds and aromas of the holiday season often stir up a sense of nostalgia and a yearning to be at home with family. This year, Folgers is making that happen for five lucky families. 5 lucky families will win!

Beginning today through November 7, 2009, America can visit www.folgers.com for a chance to win a trip home to celebrate with family as part of the Folgers “Home for the Holidays” Contest. Five winners will receive a seven day, six night trip in December, 2009 for themselves and up to three other guests to travel to their hometown destination within the 48 contiguous United States.

To enter: visit www.folgers.com and describe what you think is the best part of wakin’ up at home during the holidays. Winners will be announced on or about November 11, 2009. Each trip includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, a rental car, $1,000 spending money and a Folgers gift basket. See www.folgers.com for Official Rules and complete details.

I want my sister to win this trip home sooooo bad! My sister is my best, best, bestest friend ever and it broke my heart when she moved to North Dakota for her husband's job. Her husband is a great provider (I adore him) and they've made some cute babies together! Oh, I miss those babies so much too! Please God, let my sister win this trip home for the holidays!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Osmotics Renovage Cellular Eye Repair Really Works

I began using Osmotics products last December and instantly became a fan! Osmotics truly is the cutting edge of cosmeceutical and therapeutic skin care. Osmotics products are formulated with the finest ingredients that you can feel and you'll see the benefits in a short time. I did and I love it!

From Osmotics comes Renovage:

Osmotics has extended its groundbreaking Renovage anti-aging technology to your eyes. Gone are the days of worrying about fine lines and sun damage that tell your age despite desperate attempts to hide it. This serious anti-aging serum represents the next generation in age-defying technology and contains the most powerful combination of cutting edge ingredients available to restore healthier, more youthful acting skin. Visible signs of aging were reduced in 90% of patients and results are seen in less than 30 days. Aging begins at the cellular level and Renovage helps extend the lifespan of the cells to enhance the skin's natural protection/repair factors and improves tissue quality.

Key Benefits:

  • Aging begins at the cellular level within the DNA. Telomeres, part of the DNA structure, grow shorter as cells replicate, and as they shorten, they begin to enter senescence (grow older).
  • Renovage helps repair/prevent aging at a cellular level by repairing DNA and maintaining Telomere length to increase the life span of cells.
  • Increases lifespan by 1/3 and enhances cell function, thereby improving tissue quality and extending the skin’s youth span.
  • Helps lighten and brighten skin tone evenly and instantly with a luminous, soft focus effect.
  • Neutralizes free radicals and increases skin hydration levels.
Get this and other superb Osmotics skin care products by visiting osmotics.com!

The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit

What girl doesn't just love Strawberry Shortcake?? We love all the Strawberry Shortcake movies! The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit was just released on September 15, 2009 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and American Greetings Corporation.

In this brand new adventure Strawberry and her friends are little girls with big possibilities and share a positive "anything is possible" attitude to overcome obstacles. Life is berry sweet in Berry Bitty City where Strawberry runs the Berry Cafe. But, when Berry City's water supply was in jeopardy, Strawberry must find a way to rescue the town, and learns that when you have good friends and faith in yourself, any challenge can be overcome.

Bonus Features: "Cafe Cabaret" Sing-A-Long Music Video and Printable Coloring Pages.

This DVD is available through major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.98.