Business Card Giveaway!

Hello, and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
I am pleased to be able to offer my readers a GREAT giveaway from UPrinting!



Designer Cards, blogger cards and so much more… From marketing materials to personal cards, business cards have developed from the plain boring to a more modern and rounded corners, square cards and slim cards. UPrinting is giving you the chance to win die cut business cards prints!

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Check out all the different styles of fabulous business cards available!

OK, here is the PRIZE!!!!!

Giveaway Prize:
250 Die Cut Business Cards for One (1) Winner
2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)
Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated

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Summer Reading Program

Our library is great.  They always have these really fun programs for the kids.  This summer was “Make a Splash at Your Library!”  It encourages the kids to keep reading, with sticker charts and cute arts and crafts.  I love to read- if you have not noticed, lol.  And we do a LOT of reading to and with the kids. We finished our charts on Sunday- which can only mean one thing- summer is pretty much over!  🙁 
Well, it was fun while it lasted!  It’s almost Friday!  See you!

Safe Kids

Just got this in my email…and it’s odd, because my boss was just complaining because she got in trouble at a recent car seat inspection because of how poorly the seats were installed, and how awful she felt. I was thinking, how many other moms out there don’t know how to put in a car seat properly? I don’t! I always bring them to the police station- I never feel like I do it the right way. (no self confidence, what can I say!)
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Staring Into the Sun

I was sent this book, Staring Into the Sun, by Joshua Fields, to review.
It is a book of poetry, described by the author as “a celebration of life’s greatest gift- LOVE”.

 Guys, I’m sorry, but I really disliked this book.  Like, a lot.  I felt like I was trapped in some bad coffee shop poetry jam session….all smokey, with a very angry man, trying very hard and thinking he is very cool, shouting his strange words at me….I didn’t feel the love.  I felt a little wierded out, like when you hear a little too much of someone else’s conversation?  and not in a good way?  Like that. 

To me, this seemed like a creative writing assignment gone awry. Written with one line in male, one line in female dialogue alternatively, which was interesting. Written like casual dialogue, with focus on love. A poem-conversation. For me, this didn’t work. It just seemed like random thoughts scribbled. There was no “flow”. 
After the first few poems, I didn’t want to read anymore. As I continued with the book, they got more tedious. They seemed just jumbled thoughts of everyday conversations, chopped from sentence form to fit into the author’s poetic verse. Perhaps the intent was to find amazement and grace in the little things, the daily grind and small conversations. That is laudable. I very much disliked the lack of flow and energy in the book.
It was a light, fast read. 


reviewed for readersfavorite.com

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

And the winner of the UPrinting Giveaway is

Libby’s Library said… Email subscriber 🙂
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Petfinder

This is our foster guinea pig, whom Little Man calls “My Precious” (he thinks he’s Golum, lol)

We have our own pets, and usually have a foster or two. They are always listed on Petfinder.com

“Precious” was neglected before coming into the rescue, and then into our home to be fostered. Little and Kamikaze adore him, and he is sweet as pie.
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400 lb Monkey

Hello, Bloggy Buddies!
This week I am trying something new. I am introducing “Daddy’s Corner”, where, once a week, my husband can talk about some “manly” things that might interest the males in your life. Or, for my male readers- a little more testosterone once in a while on the blogosphere, LOL….
Everything written in “Daddy’s Corner” was written by my Dear Husband, and the opinions are 100% his. I have not even proof read! LOL….
Anyway- I hope you guys like the addition. Let me know what you think! And here ends my writing! ~Samantha

Hello,
Today I will be reviewing a beer brewed by Left hand brewing company called 400 pound monkey. It is an English India pale ale. A good friend of mine brought it over for a dinner party at my house. He said it looked like something we would like. First of all the label is very eye catching. Lots of illustrated monkeys monkeys, the first thing that pops into my heads was Victory’s golden monkey, a great beer that I enjoyed so much I actually stuck the label on my fridge so I wouldn’t forget it. So my hopes were high for this one. Before I get to tastes I have to say I am not a big fan of the overly hopped American beers that taste like hops and seltzer, luckily for me this beer was not that. It had a good aroma to it nice hoppy smell, not over powering or funky smelling. Upon the first taste it was just hoppy enough. Not too bitter and had notes of grapefruit to it. Very drinkable and would probably be paired will with pizza or something spicy. The alcohol content is 6.7% so after a few you are feeling pretty good, but not sloppy. I was surprised I enjoyed this beer so much. IPA’ s for me are hit or miss and I had high expectations with the monkey logo. Overall I give this beer a B.
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Apple Crisp

I love baking 🙂
It is one of my favorite things to do.
Concord Foods sent me this box of Apple Crisp to try out. I actually had never tried it before!

We were going to the local farmers market anyway (we go on weekends- you know how I feel about organic foods and local produce!) so we bought some great, farm-fresh apples to go into our Apple Crisp.

As you can see- Little Man is “helping” pick out produce, lol…
The Apple Crisp was SUPER EASY to make. All you needed was the Apple Crisp mix, butter, (mmmm, butter) and 6-8 fresh apples. You just mix the apples and butter together and sprinkle the Apple Crisp on top! Little Man helped- Kamikaze was at her friend’s house. That is how easy it was. And it was ready in just 25 minutes!

Here is Daddy and Little getting ready for the “eating” portion of the evening- no doubt everyone’s favorite part! I had tried to take a picture BEFORE they got into it- but you can see how well that worked out!!!
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