Monday, August 31, 2009

Giveaways this week in bloggerville!

A quick post adding some giveaways open online now!
good luck and have fun

Betty R
_____________________________________ has a Pillsbury Ready to Bake Gift Basket ~ Giveaway. enter to win at
while you are there make sure you look around and enter her other contest!

Madison Reece Designs ~ Giveaway"-One lucky reader will win a pendant of your choice from Madison Reece Designs! enter here===
both giveaways above end sept.9th
At GIVEAWAY ADDICTED MOM one of her readers will win their own pair of ShooShoo's ends September 14th
more giveaways on her site include

win a pop a tot baby play station -ends sept 1st! sponsor is

win a Keurig B70 Platinum Single Serve Coffee Maker=ends today!

Faith Imagined-click here Just went by this beautiful ladies blog and it is so uplifting!It will be a blessing to go by and visit.While your there do check out her giveaway today for an amazon giftcard!Alisa i really enjoyed coming by!




Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday's blessing -Giveaway

Good evening visitors.Thanks for stopping by.
I have a giveaway going on until sept.10th so make sure you enter for the E CLOTH kitchen towel set! These are is on right side of blog!

It has been a bit difficult to get my new blog going but it will happen,determination is the key.One step at a time,just like anything else in this life we have. I hope you have had a good weekend.The boys were with me since Friday,i took them home after lunch Today.When school is out they are night i took them riding on the Mule (otr vehicle) and we watched some 4 wheelers down the road doing stunts.The boy's loved it.I have to admit it was exciting and some friends were there as well so that was nice. Grandchildren are just that..Grand.. My grandfather Norris used to have a bumper sticker on his truck back in the 70's that read''Let me tell you about my grand kids''.I need one of those! Up until school started we mostly raised our youngest grandson Kolby.This is home to him and always will be. At mid life,47,life is not quite what i planned it to be,but it is interesting.The 4 grands keep me on my toes and keep me running.I had my first child at 17 ,i kinda grew up with my kid's i guess you'd say.Before mine were grown i remarried and have raised my husband's son who has now turned 17 and the grand kids started coming 7 years ago.So....I guess children have been a part of all my adult life.It is amazing what you can accomplish and overcome with God's help.But that topic is a blog all by it's self... Just saw a young girl on TV whose paintings are awesome!I am going to google and find out more about her.
have a great day and remember to enter my contest,link is on right side on top of sidebar and thanks for stopping in!
Betty R

Friday, August 28, 2009

Giveaways in Bloggville-WIN

Don't forget to enter my giveaway while here.A Kitchen set ,17.00 vaue, from Ecloths!

I took my little charlize mae back home and brought the boys do love the grandkids,they are a blessing.I will post a few pics of them soon.

AND...over the weekend i plan to do a blog''Remembering Katrina''.I will be posting a few pics we took while volunteering in DiBerville Mississippi and just remembering some of the people we met and the stories they told...stay tuned for that.

Have a great weekend and God Bless..

Betty R~starting again

Remember to right click on giveaways until i can get the links working correctly.They will not open in a page unless done manually..aaaagggg,,,

have a great Friday!

=============================================================== has a giveaway up for grabs to win Nature's Path Organic HUGE Breakfast Giveaway Giveaway will end on Friday 9/4 win some green grocery bags,2 winners! ends 8/31

Eden Fantasys Bedside Lovers Tool Kit Ends 9/2 ends 9/2 naughty naughty
First Day of School & a Giveaway!
American Basics is giving one Thrifty & Chic Mom reader a school bundle of 3 shirts including the new polo. To enter visit American Basics and tell me what item you love, leave your choice in a comment on this post. ends 8=30

Calafant Toys Giveaway
win a choice of 3 toys wina pair of umi shoes

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adding more now..check back!

E-Cloth Review and Giveaway~ends sept. 1~~CLOSED

Good morning reader's and time for my first giveaway on my new blog! bloggers ..remember to right click on link and open in a new page to stay here.My link's are not working correctly.



E-cloth sent me a couple packs of E-Cloths, , to review.Haven't heard of E-Cloth?They are wonderful cloths that are used to clean using only WATER!

I have tried to cut back on a lot of the harmful chemicals that are in the cleaning products we buy everyday and i wanted to give e-cloth a try.First a little inf from their site.

From stainless steel to sensitive screens, E-cloth’s highly advanced fiber function is the new way to clean.
You’ll save time and money E-cloths & water. That’s it. Again-and-again.No paper towels or expensive cleaners to buy.
It’s cleaning that’s good for your health and environment.No harmful chemicals, toxins, or noxious fumes.No paper towel land fill waste. No chemical pollution.

They also have a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

They sent me the Kitchen pack to review,here it is.

When i first received it i got a small spray bottle to use for my water,and took out the large cloth.I love the way it feels.Very soft and easy to hang on too while cleaning and polishing.I started on my counter top.It is made from a type of tile.It worked wonderfully and all i sprayed on it was water.Ok this was easy i decided to move over to my wooden dinner table.I was surprised how it left no streaks on it what so ever.I just did a quick buff with the blue cloth sent when i was finished cleaning.beautiful.
Ok...time to move on to a more difficult problem.The stove with some grease Poppins on it from the mornings meal of bacon!Just spray on some water,wipe and it is done.Wow..I also cleaned and polished the microwave,toaster,coffee pot and more.I can say that i love E-cloth!

Included in this pack is also a glass and polish cleaner cloth.The blue cloth i referred too.I cleaned the windows using only water, as directed, and i was very pleased with them.No smears and scrubbing.

If you are looking for an alternative to glass sprays,ammonia,etc.I strongly recommend getting hold of some of these.They have cloths for all types of cleaning and i am looking forward to trying more of them.

The glass and polishing cloth alone sells for $9.98 and Kitchen Pack Price is $17.98,which included both towels.You receive free shipping on your orders.
How would you like to win a kitchen pack of E-cloths?This includes the cleaning cloth and the glass polish cloth,retails at 17.98..You will be impressed with E-cloth.
The packet includes.
(1) 12.5”x12.5” General Purpose Cloth
(1) 20”x16” Glass & Polishing Cloth
I must have at least 10 entries on this giveaway...

Simple to enter,with options for extra entries..please make sure you leave an email so i can contact the winner.
1===mandatory entry must be done first.Go to and tell me in the comment one other product you would like to try,please go there and don't just copy someone else's answer.I will be reading each entry.
~~~~~~~~~~~~extra entries~~~~~~~~~~~
2.follow me on google friends-followers button located on the right of post. This will gain you 2 entries,make a separate post for both!(i will follow you back!)
3.follow on twitter and twitter this giveaway.Leave your twitter name and link to twitter in comment's. 1 entry
4.Add this giveaway to your blog post and leave me a link.2 entries
Giveaway ends at 12 midnight September 10th...
5.add my button and leave me your link to blog. 1 entry

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Alabama clay /giveaways around bloggville

Good morning all,
I have my granddaughter Charlize Mae for a couple days so time on here is limited.. ;)Sleeping sweetly right now but soon to is 15 months old now and such a blessing,all of them are.She and her mom Julie will be taking their trip to Arizona to spend time with Julies family the 16Th of September again and i will so miss them.They will stay about 2 months and return.Julie does this yearly and i think it is such a good idea.It gives her family time to spend with them as well as gives her and Darrell me time as i call it..
Julie is such a dear and i am blessed to have a daughter in law like Julie.Could not have asked for a better one,i do love her.
Kybo graded the roads yesterday and oh my!They are a mess..We love on a dirt road and yes we make Alabama red clay it rain's it is a disaster.Not too mention the 4 wheelers and 4x4's that try and make it worse.I wish everyone of them had to live on the roads they mess up for a week and only drive a small car.Like a pinto ;0...
I do love Alabama,but the roads suck..Right now due to the economy they are limited to what they have,so no sand added ,rocks dropped.etc..Just red clay on hills and all.Several older folks and single women with kids live on my road so it is a mess for several of them.Most of us do have trucks,But......Red clay will win every time. ;)
Where do you live? Or you getting ready for winter?Halloween?I will be doing a couple reviews on some costume sites where you can buy online in the next week or two so be looking for that....
Reminder....Readers please stop panicking on the Swine flu...My whole family ,all 5 kids and us,have had it...It was less than a common cold!!!!!!Just take care of your self if you get it,take Tylenol,and drink plenty of fluids and a day or 2 of rest.You will be fine if you do not have underlying problems....Odds are better you will be struck by lightning than hurt by this....

God bless and have a great day.
Betty r win a 50.00 gift here is something we can all use! ends September 14Th
ALSO!!!!! is sponsoring a contest there also where you can win a 52 pcs. set of blocks for the kiddies! enter here at 2 of a kind ends sept 14
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ win a 100.00 gc from dicks sports at bored mommy!ends august 29th! win a beautiful tile necklace from southern traditions at one bored mommy! ends augustt 31
================================================ win a pop art toaster at my wee view! ends sept 1

My Wee View


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Swine flu a big hype=watch the congress

Morning all.
First up ..update on my grandkids and the swine flu.Billy(7) and kolby(4) have returned to school,Charlize mae(15 mos) and summer(14 mos) could not ever tell anything was wrong and riley james(nephew 14 mos) is better now.He had the roughest of the 5.Lot of congestion,irritable,fever for 2 days.But now he is like his old little self..
So i stick to what i said about the swine flu.....
I can say this..someone somewhere decided this is a good way to scare folks and take their mind's off other things going on.So the first thing that comes to mind is politics.The next thing is,,,,HEALTH REFORM AND CAP AND TRADE!
Do not be fooled people.Prepare for this flu just like any other.Dissinfect your homes,lysol and bleach.Get you some alcohol based wipes,or make your is simple!Drink plenty of water and juices and they say viamin d is a good immune booster for the flu season.Rinsing ears out with hydrogen peroxide also helps,prevents it from coming into your body sometimes.
And about tamiflu...It is 57.00 in the drug store.I saw NO difference in the kids that took it and the ones that did not.So use it as you think.For the one's who have got seriously ill or died from complicaions of the flu i am so sorry.I truely am.
But to all the families that are freaking out on this,please stop it..People are stocking up on freeze dried food,can goods,vitamins,water,mask etc.This is fine if you have the extra money,because you never know when a real emergency will come..But to do this because of the flu is downright stupid!Yes i said stupid..5 kids under the age of 7 have went through it along with us adults..So yes i have an opinion on this.Before it happened i also was freaked and worried about it...But...It is un due worry people.I can not stress that enough..A cold was worse than this..I promise you that!!!!!!I am not the only person who feels this way.Google it!Companies are making a lot of money off our fears and a lot of bills are going to pass in congress if we do not pay attention!!!!

I pray everyone goes through this ok.

betty r

Monday, August 24, 2009

orange peel recipes

What do your kids/grandkid's like to snack on?What do you give them?

Since the grands were babies ,now 4 and 7,i have really encoraged fruits and veggies and thank fully now they prefer that over snacks..Although both love honey roasted peanuts and slim jims! lol

There a lot of oranges bought here and i got too thinking ,there has to be some recipes for orange peel.Thus this post was born.Out of the one's i discovered here are the one's with links where i found them,that i have chosen to keep and try.If you find any you like give me a comment and lmk...

have a great night,

Betty R


6 lemon peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
4 orange peels, cut into 1/4 inch strips
2 cups white sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup white sugar for decoration

Place lemon and orange peel in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture reaches thread stage, 230 degrees F (108 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or small amount dropped in cold water forms a soft thread. Stir in peel, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain.
Roll peel pieces, a few at a time, in remaining sugar. Let dry on wire rack several hours. Store in airtight container.
6 large organic navel oranges
4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Using a sharp paring knife, score the oranges lengthwise into quarters. Remove the peels and cut them lengthwise into 1/2-inch wide strips.
In a medium saucepan, cover the orange peels with water and bring to a boil over moderately high heat. Boil the orange peels for 5 minutes, then drain in a large colander. Repeat the blanching and draining process 2 more times to tenderize the orange peels and remove the bitterness.
In the saucepan, combine 2 cups of the sugar with the corn syrup and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, occasionally washing down the side of the saucepan with a wet pastry brush. Add the orange peels to the syrup and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peels are somewhat transparent and most of the syrup has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, stir frequently and watch carefully to prevent the peels from burning.
Spread 1 cup of the remaining sugar on each of 2 heavy, rimmed baking sheets. Drain the orange peels in a large colander. Using a fork or tongs, transfer each piece of orange peel to the sugar-coated baking sheets; do not clump the peels together. Let the orange peels cool for 15 minutes, then roll them in the sugar to coat completely. Let cool thoroughly in the sugar, then transfer the orange peels to a wire rack and let dry overnight. Discard the remaining sugar from the baking sheets.
The Candied Orange Peels can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Orangettes are strips of candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. They make an elegant gift and look great served on a decorative dish along with the coffee at the end of a meal. This recipe is several steps long, but it can be doubled if you want a bigger serving for the time spent in the kitchen.
Cook Time: 55 minutes

1 large navel orange
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate

Using a peeler, cut 3-inch long, 3/4-inch wide strips of orange peel from the orange. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and simmer the orange peels for 10 minutes. Drain the peels, rinse them with cold water, and boil them in fresh water for an additional 10 minutes; repeat this process 1 more time.
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has reduced in volume just a bit, about 5 minutes. Add the orange peels and continue simmering the mixture for 15 minutes. Transfer the candied orange peel to a wire drying rack and allow it to sit undisturbed for 45 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip the 2/3 of the length of each candied orange strip in the chocolate, leaving 1/3 of the peel exposed, and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.
This recipe makes approximately 10-12 orangettes


Wash! Take center out of rinds; leave white in. Cut in strips or pieces. Cover with water (cold), bring to a boil and let boil a few minutes. Drain. Do this 3 times in all. Then weigh rinds, use as much sugar as rinds and just barely cover with water. Boil again and continue boiling until water or syrup is about all gone. Place on wax paper to cool. Then roll in granulated sugar and let dry.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


How would you like the chance of 200.00 gift card? yea ,me too..maybe 9 chances!!!

How do you stay connected to your kids? Tell us for 1 of 9 chances to win $200!Sprint, ,asked 8 BlogHer Moms to share how they keep the lines of communication open with their children as they get older.
Read on and enter to win 1 of 9 $200 Visa Gift Cards!
See what BlogHers had to say and enter on each of their blogs for a chance to win. We're also giving a $200 Visa gift card away here on in the comments section below!

Here is some great blogher contest! details on that are here...below you will find the links to all the wonderful bloggers that are participating in this..GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN~~~

Betty R

remember to right click on links to stay here and enter the others





Just another sunday in the south and swine flu update

Happy Sunday Lord's day everyone!
I do hope you have enjoyed your weekend wheather chasing kids at home,relaxing,a movie,theatre..what ever..i hope you laughed..
I have had the boys since Thursday and Summer came yesterday.Updating a little on our ''flu''.
Still about the same,i can't really tell any one is sick. ;0 Either billy was disdiagnosed and no one else got it, or prayer stopped it all or this flu thing is the weakest thing i personally have ever seen!I know some folks have died from this so i mean no disrespect. From all the media hype and gov. warnings me as well as most everyone, was expecting somethingFAR WORSE than i have seen.I have in the family,me of course,a 14 month old,15 month old,4 year old and 7 year old and hubby.Then theres rita,27,darrell 29 ,and julie 25....The worse we have saw is kolby threw up one night 3 times,diaharea on a few,nausea a few times,low grade fever and just a sicky look sometimes and my throat is sore somewhat...uuuuuuummmmm..This started last saturday and sunday...
I see this as a lesser thing than the regular flu.A lot of people each year die from that and the flus i have had in the past kick this one's but!!!!! I think tamiflu and drugs like it are making a killing ,for nothing really,and government keeps our minds off other things like,health reform,cap and trade bills ,white house emails and the out guys! it is a cover up...just my point of view...
anyway i hope you have a great day and i'll be back later to visit some of you...

Have a blessed day,
Betty R

Saturday, August 22, 2009

saturday -list of giveaways this week in Bloggville!

Melissa Beth- would like to offer a lucky My Wee View reader a lap top bag (ARV $198)click here! sept 4th!

Our Side of the Mountain ,,would like to offer a lucky My Wee View reader any item from their store ENDS 8/25 click here to enter!

have you ever been by grim visions?Looking for some creepy or spooky art? Then you will have come to the right place. Grimvisions creates some very unique one of a kind, hand made, original sculptures and figures.go by and have a look around.My son really likes this kind of art so if you or someone you know does,send em over and check out their etsy shop//
right now they have a Giveaway for the Skull Book Lights!
Contest Ends: Sept 13th 2009, 12 Midnight PST
====================== all in a moms life is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Piggy Paint- . Piggy Paint sells non-toxic, odorless and kid-friendly nail polish and gift packs in adorable colors! ends aug 31!
she also has running 250 CUSTOM GREETING CARDS...ends 8/31
OLA LOA ...ends 8/31

Things Moms Like
Things mom likes always has some neat contest so go over and check them all out and enter!
Wooden Toddler Toys Review & Magnetic Trace A Letter Giveaway (9/8)
also win this wonderful
Daddy’s Design Snoogie it! win a sweettttttttt candle!
All Children's Furniture Toy Giveaway win one of 3 great prizes for the kids!
================================== win a cute sleepybear at 3 kids and us! sleepywrap is the sponsor of this sweet giveaway...ends 8/31
win women of the bible!!! i would really like to have these and i know you would head over to luxary reading and win! ends august 31
========================= win a copy of cult insanity at li reviews! ends sept 6
also while there enter to win one of their other contest!

=================== win one of 5 books =Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles !! hurry to fantasy dreamer ramblings -ends august 25th!
wanna win some really cool ugg boots??? with a 25.00 gc? I do and i know you would like to is the deal....

**4BabyAndMom has been challenged!**they have been challenged to see if they could have at least 40 of their readers to enter to win- to which she rebutted and said she could have at least 50 readers respond!

If we get at least 50 people to enter- she will giveaway one $25 Gift Card to TARGET, WAL-MART or SEARS! along with the boots!

If 50 people have not grabbed the button by Monday, August 24th, the $25 prize will be forfeited, but you'll still be entered into the ugg boots giveaway.

so head on over,time is running out for the gc!!!!
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several contest are ongoing over at pour some sugar !!!

win back street drawing game! win hippos and rhinos dvd!! ends aug 25th..

====================== win a copy of food matters on dvd at healing with juices!ends august 27th!

while your there enter to win detox for women!

win a 30.00 gift card from the good deal gal!!!! ends august 24th so hurry!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free Gas Grant! sign up for most everyone-no trick here

Is the economy hitting you hard? I know we feel the hit as well as most everyone we speak with.My daughter (mom to 3) has started back to school and she has trouble just keeping enough gas in the van for that and picking the boys up from school..Dissapointing it is,try and better yourself and you can't even do that anymore.Here is something i just found,checking into it now,but you may want to head on over and look around.I am pretty sure this will fill up fast!

Good luck....and if this is something you can use,leave me a comment and maybe follow my blog.I update frequently with things that can help out with you and your family...
Free Gas USA, Inc. provides gasoline grants in denominations ranging from $50 to $1200 dollars.
Grants are need-based and restricted to fuel purchases only. Recipients are assigned coded fuel cards thus limiting their purchases. Gasoline purchases are permitted to provide for basic necessities such as employment, educational and medical conveyances. Fuel acquisitions for grocery shopping is permitted and strongly encouraged.
Gasoline grants are awarded monthly.

My personal Swine Flu Review -Tamiflu

Readers it is Friday again!
Update on the grands,billy tested positive for influenza A and was sent to state lab for test for swine flu.They are all taking meds in case it is and the other kids maybe will not get it.The main thing me and Rita did was too buy alcohol,hydrogen and Lysol for spraying and cleaning the house with.I think that will help as much as anything.
SO FAR....I am beginning to think this is a big media hype.I REALLY AM! 5 days in we have had some fever,not over 102 and easy to break,little irritable in the 4 year old,KOlby threw up twice the first night he showed being sick,and he had a restless night last night..Seemed to be dreaming a lot but no fever.Ok....I have to say here that we really have been praying over this a lot and the kids and us in general,we have also asked others for prayers...Has god put a hedge around us..or is this a lot of flu info scare tactics bologna?????I do know certain people ...hmm hmm ..will make millions off th so call medicine for it..preventive tamiflu..2 of the kids were put on that day before yesterday..BUT....there is no difference in the kids when compared!!!!ages from 13 months to 7 years and the adults included that were all around during fever time...And also ....This is the mildest ''FLU''i have ever seen!!!!
So i guess i will review this... ;)
DAY 1-7 year old test positive (the 4 year old who was throwing up and fever in the house,test negative! ;0 )
DAY2-No tamiflu at pharmacies in town and preschool class has all but 10 out with fever and such.7 year old runs 100 temp,4 year old a little ill.13 month old low grade fever below 100.13 month old receives tamiflu late that evening,also other 14 month old 1st cousin who had thrown up.
DAY 3- 4 Year old goes to school till lunch,school closes until Monday to clean and sanitize.All other kids are playing,eating drinking signs
DAY4-billy 99 fever,no signs with anyone else and kolby is now on tamiflu.Boys (7 and 4) come home with me last night.(i was staying with them because we expected a far worse problem with the kids).Ate and drink well,Kolby got 99 fever and i gave Tylenol .30 minutes later he is fine and wants to go for a walk!Kolby was a little restless through the first part of night but no fever!girls (age 13 and 14 months) are fine with tamiflu.
DAY5-This morning the boys are acting just like normal..Wrestling ,laughing and watching cartoons!
will update with any change,,,,
But at the moment i will have to say....
weak flu virus(thank god)
low grade fever at times
nausea at times,just a few
irritability and restless at night.

the ones on the tamiflu are no different than the ones who are not!So on that note let us move to Tamiflu....
Tamiflu is free or almost if you have medicaid or medicare...

it is 59.00 without anything.

for 3 people i spoke with with various insurance,high risk people..diabetics and lung problems.with their insurance it was still 47.00!!!! is that a i am afraid not!!!! Hey this includes mine... ;(
none of these 3 people had it filled!

so what do i think???
i did not get tamiflu and i have breathing problems and heart valve issues...

i have been with and around them A LOT before and after testing.I have had a few low grade fevers ,tad of nausea,small cough..nothing else...

Their mom also about the same -she is 27.good tamiflu....
My recommendation,for what it is worth......
I WOULD.....
open windows in house to air out as much as possible
disinfect with Lysol,add some alcohol to water in a sprayer and use that to clean with or use hydrogen peroxide the same way.....
wash hands at least 20 seconds a lot!!!!
cough in arm or hands but wash well immediately..
flush ears with hydrogen to keep flu down also..this helps and easy to do...
if you are sick and have to go out ,wear a mask while in public or to keep from getting it.
Put a note on door and ask visitors if they are sick to please come back when they are over it!!! ;) yes i do this and have a note says we have flu in house....
pray,pray, pray!!!!!
let me add this..There are people who have and are dying from this.It is caused from other complications,pneumonia,etc.a pastor here in town has a 7 year old grandson who just yesterday ,after 3 weeks,came off life support after getting swine flu.It can be deadly i am not making lite of it.Take precaution and watch folks with it carefully to make sure they don't get something else on top of it...This is the problem and if it happens make sure you seek medical care and demand the hospital do it's part!No mistakes can be afforded here......

overall i say we shall all soon find out that this was a big hype to sell the meds and take our attention off something are reform...or cap and trade careful and let us watch at all times!!!!

god bless and thanks for prayers....

Betty R

i would appreciate any comments and thoughts you have on this...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SWine flu ,Giveaways and Contest

good morning readers,
well the tropical storm cane in yesterday just to the east of us here in south central alabama and we got very little of the wind or the rain i am afraid.I was looking so forward to it as well.I love the way the air feels and the rain off the depressions.Now the hurricanes are a different story.I do not like them at all.For the ones of you who do not experiance these,it is awful.A very scary situation for days,sometimes weeks,before you can start clean up.Katrina and a few more were even worse.When she came through we were lucky here.Me ,my son and hubby went to DiBerville and Biloxi to help out there for a few weeks and it was the experiance of our life.I highly recommend any one who can to volunteer any time you are needed.It can change your life!
I am watching Bill in the ocean and hopefully it will go on out to sea and not leave devastation behind it.I am also closely watching the swine flu and all that is said about it.I am very concerned about the vaccination as well.There are way too many dangers associated with it .And farther more they are at this time testing it and it is suppose to be ready for us in a few weeks?????
Since when has testing been done in a few weeks?Please take time and research the virus and the ''cure''.people are dying from the vaccination as well...Check into some of the natural meds for this.I myself am trying the prevention method with hydrogen peroxide!I have a previous post on this right here . check it out.The kids were better last night and rita said she would probably send them to school today..i thank God for them being ok thus far and in the future.
Just be well informed on all of this....

i hope you enjoy the giveaways i list and hope you are taking time to enter them all.It will help you come christmas time!I enjoy entering as well.So if you see it,i have entered as well...Remember i will start mine in september...
Thanks for coming by and leave me a commet ,i enjoy reading them

Have a great day and be safe,
Betty R

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Giveaways in Bloggville-enter now!

So many wonderful blogs holding contest right now that i wanted to add a few right now..Remember to enter them all.will help you for christmas presents! It will be here before you know it!
Good Luck and thanks to all the awesome sponsors to the giveaways and the hard work the bloggers put into it!


Silver Dolphin goes above and beyond your ordinary book. They publish activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. They've received numerous awards and it's no surprise why. Silver Dolphin takes reading and learning to a whole new level. You just want believe how beautiful they are!want to win one? head over to heck of a bunch and enter now! i hope to win this for my little man kolby whom loves ducks! lol... Contest ends 8/30/09 at 8 pm CST

Get Cool for School giveaway!!!!
I know most of you have seen a lot of the back to school giveaways and just contest that would help you this year!Well i have found a really HOT one!!!! OVER AT THE SHOPPING MAMA ,
tHIS IS WHAT YOU CAN WIN! A $200 Gift Certificate to, a Leap Frog Didj, $20 to Suzi Homemaker. Plus, one Runner-Up winner will WIN a $150 Gift Certificate to cLICK ABOVE AND ENTER! Just wait till you see these coats that kidscoats has...
================================================== indigo chld has some great contest going on now and 1 ends tonight!You better hurry and not miss out..I really enjoyed the favorite things contest and there are several more..Not too mention this is a very pretty and comfortable blog to visit!! So go on by and sign up for newsletter too...
Thanks indigo child for a lovely visit!!!i shall be back
adding more now,please check back soon
also while you are there check out all her other contest! these are great.... win a great kids book from smithsonian at indigo child ,these are beautiful..kolby and billy would love to win these..hurry now
=================================== win green bags!

Swine Flu and Hydrogen Peroxide

Hi readers and thanks for coming by!
As stated earlier we found out that there was a child that was diagnosed with swine flu at my grandson Kolby's preschool on friday.Today 3 of the 4 grandchildren are sick and will be tested tomorrow if they are not better.I have been doing a lot of research on natural meds for i am concerned about this and concerned as nmuch over the so called vaccination that has a high chance of making you even sicker or killing you.So with that....Hydrogen peroxide is one of the best things i believe we can use and have now started with all of us.Will keep you updated.The kids are 1,4 and 7 years old.I as well will be using it daily...Take a few minutes and read about very well may be something you want to consider beginning and doing more research on..Good luck,God bless.Please keep my family in your prayers..


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday in the south-contest and giveaways-Tropical storm

Church went great and i think by next Sunday my boys will be ready to sing a little song in front of the folks at church! Whew ,was a little more difficult than i thought to teach 4 and 5 year olds ''be careful my little eyes''!But on the other hand it will be far more rewarding than i thought.I am soooo proud of my little sunday school class.. ;) I have decided i am going to reward them somehow next week...
I am awaiting the nice tropical winds from tropical storm that is moving onshore tonight.We had a few feeder bands this evening,they were so welcomed by me.For any one who does not know what a feeder band is,it is the rain bands that move onshore way ahead of the actual storm/depression.The spiral arms off it.
I read today that the Obama administration is considering killing ''the health reform'' bill.May as well.American's are not quite as stupid or mousy as they thought.I am so proud of that.I was really starting to wonder.......
Hope you guys take time to start entering the giveaway's and contest around bloggville.Also hope you are printing and using coupons to help out on grocery shopping.

have a good one and be safe...,
betty r

join deal seeking mom at and enter all the giveaways! follow the link above to be entered to win Crayola Creativity Packs...
The Crayola Creativity Pack includes:
24-ct. Crayola Crayons, the quintessential back-to-school tool that kids love for their vibrant colors.
10-ct. Crayola Markers, with an array of consistent, true colors to complete any task
12-ct. Crayola Colored Pencils, which come pre-sharpened with thick, strong lead made to tackle touch projects and art activities
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Colored Pencils and Glitter Glue, which give children big color in a small size and are perfect for jazzing up art projects.
Crayola Window Crayons, to help let your little ones transform glass surfaces into instant decorations with bright colors that wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Tadoodles Washable Crayon Buddies, which are colorful little characters that hold a triangular-shaped crayon that twists up when the tip wears down – perfect for little hands!
Crayola Color Explosion Black Extreme Surprises, which comes complete with a stencil sheet and two Broad Tip Color Explosion clear ink markers.
Crayola Color Switchers, which are dual-ended markers that allow kids to magically change the colors of their drawings with a swoosh of the “color switch” tip.
click on link above and enter,ends 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 26th
How would you like to win a 20-piece Easy Find Lids set from Rubbermaid? There are five ways to enter:Head over to Saving and Giving blog and find out how!Good luck and it ends august 23rd!

Mommy Enterprises has a nice contest going on to win (sponsor- )Healing Seed Shampoo and Conditioner !This sounds like a great product i myself would like to win...head on over,it ends august 19th.

I was looking around for backpacks and came across this really cool site,green and gorgeous! And lucky for me they have a contest going on now for a backpack from ecozoo..This would be great for my little head starter Kolby! Would be great for a change of clothing ,a snack or a special toy .He thinks he is a big boy like his older brother billy! So go by there,look around and enter!

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Florida-GIVEAWAYS AROUND THE BLOG!

Happy Lords day everyone..
i know some folks do this on Saturday but i really believe as long as you leave one day for him and acknowledge it ,That it is ok....
Tropical warning for florida guys.I knew when i got up the sky looked tropical.I say that living here in south central alabama ,just over the florida line,when a tropical storm is close.You can almost feel it.I love the way it looks right before one comes in and the way the air feels,but usually you know this heralds disaster for someone.Maybe not this time.Enjoy the way it looks and feels knowing it will not destroy someone or something.
Was looking at the other depressions bldg. and several look like they have the potential to do some really bad stuff. Will be watching them closely and i hope everyone in any of the paths do the same.Sometimes prevention is the major key in wheather you make it or not.I also hope everyone is preparing for the swine flu. As mentioned in last post one of the kids in my 4 year old Kolby's class has been diagnosed with it.I was looking on the maps they have for the diagnoses and they are so far behind!Hope you guys are not going by that.Be safe and be alert!Praying always....

have a great sunday and i will update with giveaways later this evening after Church and takng Kolby back to his mom's..

Let me know you came by and i shall return the visit!



Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swine Flu -Giveaways and Contest..

Hello all and Hope yu are having a great weekend thus far!
Yesterday when we went to pick up Kolby in preschool.they gave us a note that said 1 student had now been diagnosed with Swine Flu.He goes to school in Opp.alabama.It is located in south central Alabama.I knew it was close and have been looking into a lot of info about it for months,but when we got that a good jolt of reality hit.Needless to say it was talked about in my prayers last night again.After the kids got off to sleep last night i was on here searching again.I will not panic,that causes way too much fear and mistakes so i say to you all,it is coming to you if it has not already ,SO BE READY!
I am seeing a lot of talk on Vitamin d and how much that helps to fight it off and make it way less than it is.
''Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I've previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu -- not the flu virus itself. This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. I would STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D level monitored to confirm your levels are therapeutic at 50-70 and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.''

Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this -- antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.
Eat Garlic Regularly. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, virus, and protozoa in the body. And unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don't enjoy garlic it would be best to avoid as it will likely cause more harm than good.

''Also i have been looking into Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy and as a prevenitive measure...
you can find some real good info on natural healing here..check it out before you have too...
I ask you all to join me in prayer for our safety and knowledge to get through this and please keep the kids in mind! Mine are billy,kolby,summer,charlize mae and riley..Thank you...
Would love to hear your thoughts on this...

Betty R
======================Giveaways and Contest Below====================
Wanted to let you know about a contest right now at Frugal mommy of 2 girls, .It is going on until August 21, 2009 9:00 PM EST. You can win a water pitcher from zero water! follow this link to check out what zero water has to offer, but make sure first you go by Frugal mommy of 2 and enter to win one first! I would love to win this myself,check out what it has to offer!

The Pitcher comes with the following products:
One ZeroWater® filter cartridge that removes contaminants that cause water to have an unpleasant taste.
An independently made TDS Meter to give you peace of mind that your ZeroWater® filter cartridges are working properly. It also lets you know when to replace the filters. When your water starts reading “006” it’s time for a change.
The one-chamber Pitcher with lid has a pour spout, exclusive in-fridge push button dispenser and a special storage compartment for the TDS Meter.
More complete filtration than ordinary carbon filters
Clean, crisp taste
Includes one Pitcher, one filter, and one TDS meter.

While there at Frugal mommy to 5 also enter to win these contest! win a water pik dental water jet- 5 winners!!!Retail Value - $59.99 Contest will end August 16, 2009 9:00 PM EST. a mimi sardine lunchbag for your little one at frugal mommy of 2!Contest will end August 19, 2009 9:00 PM EST.

And one lucky reader will win a Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit! Contest will end August 20, 2009 9:00 PM EST.
Just came back from over at 4 baby and mom,another one of my fav blgs to visit and she has a terrific back to school contest going on
. you have a chance to win up to 100.00 from foot lockers!I could surely use this for the kids! so head over and enter ,contest ends august 21!11:59pm EST

4 Baby And Mom
================================================================================= my mom'sview has a special contest going for the girl in your life.These clothes are so dang pretty!would love to win for summerm or charliemae!sponsorm is Matilda Jane Clothing and they would like to offer a lucky My Moms View reader a dress!Head to my moms view now!

while you are there,this is a must have for all homes! Moms view has up for grabs a 150.00 shopping spree from learning toys! !I could use this wih the 5 kids ...maybe i'll win this one... ;)click link below

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to School Gadget's and Accessories

Well it is back to school time and there are a lot of new gadget's out there.A lot of school's do not allow taking them into school room's but still the kid's think they must have them!I have also added backpacks and lunch bags..yes,,needed several of these .lol. Here are just a few i have been looking at...thought i'd share..

Have a blessed and happy day,



Head back to school with a new phone from Firefly Mobile. It's the first cell phone for kids and it's packed with lights, sounds, animations and fun. The Firefly has just five keys, including the numbers of the 'rents on speed dial, an easy-to-use phone book list and an emergency 911 button. Parents can also ensure that the phone will receive calls only from a select set of numbers. The Firefly also comes with 12 ring tones, five animations and can be used in English or Spanish. For more info, head to


Tamigotchi MiniHead back to school with the new Tamigotchi Mini wearable tech toy. The Tamigotchi Mini is part gadget, part fashion accessory and part best friend. This smaller version of the Tamigotchi virtual pet comes in several funky designs and can be easily attached to cell phones, key chains, backpack or even clothing. For more info, head to

================== I recommend looking here for your bag and tote needs! These are all made right here in the USA and eco friendly!And right now the lunch bags are 15 % off!These are so cute,you'll love they are made here at home and the kid's will love them just because they are cool!!!!Pick up a few this year...

================= These are a must have! Perfect for the little one's on their way to school.

This sassy backpack can double as an everyday school bag and traveling companion. It’s washable, wearable and a conversation piece for eco-conscious kids.
• organic cotton
• non-toxic dyes
• sustainable wood components
• adjustable shoulder straps
flamingo, grass, azure, and natural
14 in. x 10 in. x 5 in.

These adorable organic cotton bags are made with non-toxic dyes, sustainable and organically-grown accessories and feature zippered internal organizers, dual side pockets and adjustable shoulder straps. As with all of the other Ecogear collections, the kids series is made using planet-friendly practices, and is just another way that Ecogear is helping to save the planet one bag at a time.

They have several colors available as well as the gorilla bag in a different style!The kid's are gong to love these!

Mom and dad,grandparents.while your there check out the available styles and bage they have for the rest of us!

The Genus series is a line of rugged, yet sleek and stylish backpacks and messenger bags made from Ecoweave, Ecogear’s patented PVC-free, harm-free coating. These backpacks are conventional in style, yet hip and fun for all activities. Some also feature laptop carriers to make life on the road easy.I just had to add this one and right now it is on sale for 19.99,down from 79.99!

This one has my billy's name all over it!This backpack comes in 5 colors and they are all cool...Head on over and take a look,bet you'll buy something while there!
They accept major credit cards as well as PayPal...Where else can you find a cooler bag,and eco friendly ,for under 20.00 bucks?????Now go shopping!!!


How to clean cd's,dvd's and game disc

Morning readers,
If you are like me and my household,you have hundreds of cd's & dvd's not to mention the playstation disc all around.I as well burn copies of my pictures on disc.Then that awful time comes when you are half way through a movie and get an error or the movie just stops on still frame.You put your music in and it just hop's and skip's through the song,or go to play a game and it does not even acknowledge....

What to do????? You can do a google search and come up with all kind's of idea's,but here are a few i can tell you work ,or have worked for us....Remember which ever method you use,they are not fool proof.Some will work on one and another on another,But if your disc is ruined...well you really have nothing to loose and may get it workable again.Let me know what work's for you..

Brasso ==really i imagine any metal cleaner will do.use this to clean them just be gentle,also works on some hard plastics,like glasses.

Toothpaste==This has worked on several occasions but not as well as other's

Boiling == Boil the water and take off heat. Drop the dvd/cd in for 10 seconds. take it out on the sides being very careful. Touch it over with a cloth to get water off and set aside and let it dry for several hours.Boiling them does NOT remove the scratches or fix problems with that, but it fixes a different cause which is mainly for new discs

Pledge ==or another brand of furniture polish-This does work well ,expecially on smaller scratches

Hair Gel == fills the scratch and restores the refractive qualities to the track,it enables you to copy the disk. If you have a very deep scratch on your disk, this is the way to go as an abrasive may damage the disk even further.

Meguiar's plastic cleaner and plastic polish-This i have not tried but people say this work's wonders and restores sometimes to 100% !This is rather pricey.

Just some idea's for you snd i hope they also work for you...

have a Blessed day!