Back to School – Don’t forget the Purell Products!! #handsanitizer

As a former teacher, I actually loved this time of year. The excitement of a new year, getting new things and meeting new students.

I loved that on our first day back during our first meeting we would always have a goodie bag full of useful items especially Purell Hand Sanitizer.

The sanitizer was so useful and so needed, we would make sure we never ran out of it!

Growing up, I had a lot of sinus issues and was worried about catching everything my students had when I first started teaching. I would use the Purell Hand Sanitizer religiously and realized that as long as I kept my hands germ-free, I would stay healthy.

Now that I am retired, I keep some in my purse, my car and even the boat. Every time I pump gas or go to the grocery store I am prepared to fight those germs. I don’t have to worry about not having clean, germ-free hands as long as I have my hand sanitizer handy.

Purell has now launched new healthy soap products, I love the cucumber scent one!! They not only remove the germs and dirt but also have natural moisturizers to keep your hand healthy and clean!

If you are getting your back to school list checked off don’t forget to grab some Purell for yourself or your loved one. Germs and sickness can ruin the back to school excitement.

 

#MyCustomSign @tots100 Custom Signs Smart Signs

Love this place, I am working on my real estate license and was wondering where I can get signs made. My daughter and I are starting a website Owning Your Dream, so I think this would make a cute sign.

I would love to win the giveaway and order enough signs for all around. You can check them out here:   www.smartsign.com

Thanks to http://tabbyspantry.com/smartsign-tabbys-pantry/ for this awesome opportunity.

 

“This post is an entry into the #MyCustomSign www.smartsign.com blogger challenge”

Ozeri Moderna 8 Double Wall Thermo Glasses

I ordered the Ozeri Moderna 8 Double Wall Thermo Glasses for my condo to use for guests. I wanted something that was different and unique looking so that when we do take them outside we won’t lose any! Around here everyone likes to socialize so there tends to be a lot of glasses sitting around the condo complex. But not mine! Everyone has complimented me on how nice and classy these glasses look.

I love the perfect size and how great they fit in my hand. I am able to walk all over the condo with them and they fit perfectly. I have a small hand so finding a glass that isn’t too wide is hard.

The double insulation helps keep the ice for a long time. I also was impressed by the packaging. Every glass was double wrapped in pop-plastic to prevent breakage. If you need a nice set of glasses for entertaining, check these out!

The Ozeri Moderna 8 Double Wall Thermo Glasses are easily purchased at Wal-Mart. Would make a great gift or just to add your glass collection.

The Day I Met Buster #poundpuppy

August 2007 in South Texas

I woke up to Ice on the ground, not just light frost type but thick ice everywhere. The schools and businesses were closed. You see in South Texas we don’t know how to drive on ice! I was ready to enjoy a day off when I get a call from my adult son who is in college and working part time, he sounded upset, I could tell in his voice something was wrong.

He proceeds to tell me, Eve, his Beagle is sick and no vets are open, so I said I will call around. I finally called Adopt a Pet and they said they had a vet coming in that day. Since Allen, my son had to go to work, he worked at a grass farm, I told him I would take Eve in to have her checked out.

I arrived with what seemed like 50 other pet parents who, like me, finally found a vet open that day, and all needed to be seen. I checked in and they took Eve to the back. I was told it would probably be a couple hours before they could see her. So I left. With nothing to do and nothing open, I decided to just go across the street to the public pound since it was the only other place opened around.

I was walking around looking at all these sad dogs feeling sick to my stomach when I noticed a tiny puppy in a corner freezing. He was shaking so bad and soaking wet and so very little.  So I marched up to the front and asked them if I could just see a dog, not get but dry off and try and help him. They opened the door and that little puppy ran straight up to me and peed on my shoe while he tried to climb in my lap. I put him down cause he was wet and asked about a towel. He didn’t let that stop him, he climbed on my lap again while I was kneeling down next to him.

I took him to the front office and asked again about a towel, as I dried him off he became silly running around me and jumping up in my lap. The office personnel called him but he wasn’t leaving my side. I asked if they could keep him in the front until it wasn’t so cold since he was so small and was told no. That he would be placed back in the pen after I left.

Needless to say, Buster came home with me that day!! He was too small to even have neutered. I kept thinking two things, what in the world was I thinking and what I was going to tell my husband!?!?!

I went back to Adopt A Pet and picked up Eve and medicine and took two dogs home. I fell in love that day and just knew my husband would too…. EVENTUALLY. When he got home, he first went on a long oh my conversation about how those type dogs bark all the time and don’t like people, you see my new fur baby was a Daschund. I didn’t even realize that until my husband pointed it out. The whole time Buster was on his shoes peeing. My husband bent down picked him up and fell in love too!

Buster has been in our family now for 10 years, he by far has been the best dog we have ever had. We have since bought another Daschund, Butch. You can tell the difference between them. Buster is so loving and appreciative of us rescuing him, but little does he know he rescued us. We love him so much!! If you have a choice always try the pound first, you will be amazed at how wonderful these animals are!!

 

 

 

 

2017 Mardi Gras Next years dos and don’ts

This year was by far the best Mardi Gras I have ever been to. First, we had no kids!! So we got to enjoy it completely. Second, we went to Lafayette instead of New Orleans so it was a calmer crowd. We got to enjoy 4 different parades, we ate king cake and got to watch Wayne Toups.

Mardi Gras originated in Alabama, I didn’t know that!! We lived in Baton Rouge for 5 years and took the kids to parades but I spent most of the time catering to them. That is why this year was so great! They are grown now with children of their own and we are choosing to have an active fun year!!

We enjoyed people watching, such a variety of people attend Mardi Gras. In Louisiana, schools are closed on Fat Tuesday. We met a lot of fun people from Cajun to Creole a local said to me “any reason to party and we are there”. They seem to thrive on being a state who loves to party!

This man was wearing “breasts” and apparently, everyone loved it because he wracked up with beads!!

Even Elvis was there enjoying the fun!!

 

This was a news crew who set up right in front of us to broadcast the parades.

What I learned was must haves:

Sunscreen

Water

Snack

Cooler

Step Stool

Comfy Shoes

Comfy Clothes

Bring a bag for beads

What Not To Do:

Arrive late, parking was horrible

Go alone, people who live there know the ins and outs

Get drunk, you will miss out on so much

Get too hot

Do not go toward the end of the parade, head to the front or middle

 

Condo Living!! Ozeri Wine Opener #Ozeri

My husband and I are counting down the days till he can retire… We recently bought a condo on the water and can not wait to enjoy more time there. My first addition to the condo was my Ozeri Wine Opener. We love sitting outside in the evening listening and watching the waves while having a drink. I realized a long time ago, my go to drink is wine, the problem is I have no strength in my hands in order to tightly hold the bottle while trying to manually twist a cork off. A few years ago we found the Ozeri Wine Opener and since then this is all I use. So naturally I had to have one at the condo also.

I love how long the opener lasts after charging it. I haven’t recharged it since the first time. So far it is running just as strong as it did initially. I would say I use it once every couple weeks. It looks so sleek and impresses the guest so I don’t mind leaving it on the counter for everyone to admire.

Right now I am into different Moscato Wines, I love how sweet and smooth they taste. I usually add kiwi to it to give it an even sweeter taste. I have never liked red or dry wine, but love trying different white ones. I was at a friends Christmas party and tried this sparkly Moscato Wine and fell in love with it. If you like sweet wine then this is a must try!

This wine opener also comes with an aerator. I love using it. It helps the wine’s flavor and you will be so shocked at how wonderful the wine tastes. It makes the wine taste like a really expensive wine! Aerating wine causes oxidation and evaporation (getting rid of volatile undesirable compounds). This helps it keep that fresh sparkly flavor.

 

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Children’s Handmade Christmas Decorations #DIY #Christmas

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With three little grandsons running around our house, I have learned the best moments are those making memories. I love to do arts and crafts with them and just trying to take every opportunity to teach them new things. This time of year makes me really realize what is important…. memories!!!  My favorite gifts are their pictures or handmade items. I am sharing the best, easiest and cheapest DIY Christmas gifts for children to make. These would be awesome to do at school, Sunday School or at home.

http://www.joann.com/christmas-bell-ornaments/482608P25.html

 

http://dearcrissy.com/diy-christmas-photo-ornament/

 

http://myclassroomideas.com/christmas-ornament/

 

http://sheaffertoldmeto.com/on-2nd-day-of-christmas-gifts-for-my/

 

http://littleilluminations.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-bulletin-boards.html

 

http://3peas-in-a-podprim.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-27T05:53:00-07:00&max-results=5

 

http://frommrstomama.blogspot.com/2013/11/20-days-of-christmas-crafts-with-kids.html

 

http://www.thingstoshareandremember.com/sled-craft-ornament/

 

http://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/20-keepsake-ornaments-for-kids-to-make/

 

http://krokotak.com/category/holidays/christmas/

Feel free to add some you like or find this season. I would love to see even more! I can’t wait to share some of these cute ideas!!

 

WatchMinder Vibrating Watch and Reminder System #watchminder

My daughter is in high school now and struggles daily with ADD, I love this WatchMinder because it is a discreet vibrating reminder for her when she is having trouble staying focused. I have noticed an improvement in her grades since wearing this.15051978_10154235526723155_626497828_o

The size is perfect, she had small wrist and it usually hard to find something that will fit. It extends for all size wrist! You receive a rechargeable battery charger to charge at night or whenever needed. There is 65 pre-programmed messages to choose from with 30 daily recurring alarms.

What is the WatchMinder?

The WatchMinder is a simple wristwatch that can easily be programmed to set up discreet vibrating reminders throughout one’s day.  Invented by a child psychologist, the WatchMinder was designed to aid children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD) and others with special needs in staying focused, managing their time, and modifying their thoughts and behaviors.

NEW MODEL: NOW INCLUDES COUNTDOWN TIMER!

How is the WatchMinder different than other watches or PDA’s?

  • It Vibrates! – Because a beeping reminder can be disruptive in the classroom or workplace, the WatchMinder was designed with a unique vibration system which allows the watch to discreetly cue the user with a light vibration on the wrist.
  • Interval Training Mode! – In addition to allowing the user to program set reminders throughout one’s day, the WatchMinder can be concurrently programmed to discreetly cue the user on set time intervals.
  • It’s Simple and Programmable! – Unlike many high-tech watches and PDA’s which require a computer to program, the WatchMinder features simple on-screen programming.  The WatchMinder is appropriate for all ages and can be worn discreetly in the classroom.

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Check it out today and receive $10.00 off!! So cute and worth it!

What Conversation is the Election Forcing You To Have?

Blood is thicker than water, right? Well this election year that has been put to the test. How can two sisters who grew up in the same house, same schools and same church have such different opinions on this presidential election?

About a month ago my sister shared with me her political choice and I was dumbfounded as to how she could have that opinion, which is completely opposite of mine. At first I wanted to argue my point and scream why I am so right about my choice, but she was persistent on her reasons for who she chose.

I was having to look at both point of views and look up and debate more than I have ever before. Usually I decide early on and don’t listen to the negative or positive of either candidate. This year was completely different. For days, we went back and forth as to why we chose who we did.

I have realized that it wasn’t just my sister, people at church are openly sharing their opinion and views on their candidate. This was never something I would discuss ESPECIALLY between family and church. This election is forcing me to discuss uncomfortable political views.

I do not agree with abortion, but my sister does because her daughter had to have one to save her life. We have argued about that, about which candidate is religious, or even who bowed their head during prayer. It is shocking to me how different we view the same individual. I am usually a quiet voter so this year has been a challenge.

What I have come to realize is we have just agreed to disagree.