Monday, December 31, 2007

Running Short on Cash

It's no secret that this time of year people start to feel the pain of their overspending during the holidays. Bills start showing up and the checkbook seems a little short. That's where payday loans come in handy. You need to be careful when choosing the payday loan for you. Some charge a flat rate fee no matter the duration of your loan. Keep in mind, these are not long term loans. You generally pay them back in 4-30 days, dependent upon your next payday at your job. With you can search several different options to find the payday loan that's right for you. With these loans you can get money quickly and securely into your checking or savings account. So if you've overspent during the holidays and need a little help to get your bills paid before you get paid again you might want to check them out and find a loan to get you through.

Weightloss Secrets

Right at the top of my list of New Year's Resolutions is to lose weight. Everyone has their different reasons for wanting to lose weight, but no matter the reason it's rarely easy for anyone. The internet can be a great resource for tips on weight loss, weight management, fitness tips and more. Today I stumbled onto a blog entry that talks about the secrets of weight loss. If you're struggling to lose weight or are contemplating starting a weight loss plan you should take a minute and read this entry.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunny San Diego

It's freezing here! Seriously, the temperature is one digit. Brrrrr! One place I know is nice nearly every day of the year is San Diego, I haven't been there in far too long, but I very much remember the warm weather and I was there in the winter time. Oh to be there right now instead of here. If you happen to be lucky and find yourself there and you're looking for San Diego restaurants check out Café San Diego. What is this? It is a site that helps you find restaurants San Diego. And everyone has to eat...although some models might disagree. LOL! But seriously, if you're looking for San Diego dining then check them out. And don't forget to send some of that sun and warmth my way, I'd really appreciate it. LOL!

Worldwide Recipes!!!

Lately I've really been into cooking new things and finding new staples for our family meals. I just found the World Health Recipe Collection. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but this site has links to recipes all over the world. Looking for lockshen and cheese? They have a link to it. What about baklava? Yep, you can find that too. I have a feeling I'll be spending a bit of time looking around this site.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Confused about Bad Credit?

Have you found yourself in a situation where you have bad credit? If so, no need to worry. You're not alone and there are companies out there to help you. But, you also need to be careful because there are other companies who don't have your best interest in mind and they want to exploit you and your credit even further. I guess that makes it a little hard to know who to trust when you're looking to build your credit back up. That's where BadCreditOffers comes in to play. They're a company where you can compare many different bad credit loans. You wouldn't want to just pick the first one you get without knowing if it's really the right one to help you get your credit back again. And they understand this. They have many different categories of offers to choose from including credit cards, home loans and auto loans to name a few. Just sign up for the kind of credit you need, make your payments on time and find yourself on your way back to good credit!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Celebrity Babies

It's been quite the year for celebrity babies. So many new little bundles of joy have arrived in 2007. Some were given nice normal names while others were given names that make a sane person shake their head. It's always fun to see what they'll come up with next. Even us "normal" people come up with some doozies when it comes to our kid's names. I found out last night that my cousin named his little boy Rudolph...yes, this baby was born in December. I'm sure he'll be teased his whole life, little Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Get Paid to Blog with Smorty

I've been blogging for awhile, and you may have noticed I've done some paid ads on my main blog. Well, I've decided to do some on here. It seems appropriate on here anyway, because this is where I post neat things I find online. And a lot of the advertisers that help you get paid for blogging have really neat stuff. So now with Smorty I'll be bringing you fun and interesting stuff I find there. And if I get paid to blog sometimes then that's all the better. LOL! I hope you enjoy what blog advertising I do as well as my regular posts. It's actually fun blogging for money because it allows me to find some fun stuff that I may never have heard of otherwise...and now you can find out about it too! And if this is something you are interested in too than I suggest you check them out too. It's easy and you get paid weekly on their pay dates. Yay for that!

Looking for a Way to Make Car Trips Fun?

I was just looking around the internet and found This is a site where you can create fun games for those normally long and boring car rides. There are bingo cards, string figures, games with aluminum foil and more. Check it out!

Planning a Trip to Ireland?

I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I'm not sure why, but it's always seemed like a beautiful place. I'm not at a place in my life where I can travel, but a girl can dream, right? Perhaps you're luckier than I and do have the money to travel. If so, you should check out Ireland Hotels with where you can book travel well in advance or check out their last minute deals for travel within 3 weeks.

No trip to Ireland would be complete without a stay in Belfast. You can check out Belfast Hotels on that site as well! Perhaps being around a quarter of the country's population isn't your style, well you can find Cork Hotels as well. There's so much to do there, with their music, film and jazz festivals held year round there's bound to be a festival for you. Another option is to stay in Belfast Hotels so you can visit with the locals who love to find out what made you visit there.

I've heard of the beauty of Ireland and someday I hope to see it for myself. If you happen to go let me know how it is. I love to live vicariously through others for now, perhaps someday others can live vicariously through me.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Feeling a little stiff?

The new year is coming and along with it are the New Year's resolutions that never seldom get kept. But my theory is we set our sights too high, that's just setting ourselves up for disappointment and failure. So instead of saying I'm going to lose 40 pounds I should say I'm going to exercise more, or learn to stretch. Wait...learn to stretch? Yep, I just stumbled upon a site that talks about the proper way to stretch. Wanna check it out? Ok, just click here. :) I plan to get more flexible in the new year and yes...I'm still going to set a resolution to lose 40 pounds. LOL! A girl can dream...and succeed...I will dang it! I will!!!

Christmas Coloring Pages for the Kids

Are you looking for a Christmas activity for your children? Check out these Christmas coloring pages for kids. I know my daughter loves to color. Granted she can't stay in the lines yet, but she still loves to try. Print off a few and you might find yourself with a minute or two to yourself while the kids have some fun.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Clock for your Blog

Want a clock on your blog? Check out! I've been seeing these on several blogs lately and think they're pretty neat. They have TONS of different kinds of clocks to choose from.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Not as addicted as I thought

70%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

I would've thought it was so much! How addicted are you?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Want to create your own virtual gingerbread house? I found out about this at Notes in the Key of Life while I was doing some Thursday Thirteen hunting. Go to Jenny B Harris' site and have fun! You just drag and drop the fun little candies on the house and "presto" you have a cute little gingerbread house.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Ducks, Ducks, Ducks

I got this joke in an email and it made me laugh so I thought I'd pass it along in a blog post. Enjoy!

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.
When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and! although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.
St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"
The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Great fun...

free dating sites

I've seen these blog raters all over and at one point my other blog was rated R which I thought was rather funny. But it was for words like pain, oops...guess my rating here will go down. LOL! From what I can tell it only reads the front page of the blog, because the former R rated blog is now PG. But it's kind of fun to play around with. The site also has lots of other fun quizzes and widgets for blogs. Go check it out and have some fun!

Friday, November 16, 2007

2007 10 Worst Toys

Christmas is here and many of us are out buying toys for our little ones. But we need to be wary. With all the toy recalls I'm sure most of us are being a little more aware of what we're buying. But lead is not the only hazard. Check out the 10 worst toys this year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Is Your Family Dysfunctional???

Your Family Is 19% Dysfunctional

While every family has its problems, your family is definitely better than most.
You probably communicate well, and even if you disagree, you don't let it ruin relationships.
Consider yourself lucky for having such a great family. Believe it or not, it's pretty rare!
It may be hard to appreciate what you have at times, but it could be a whole lot worse.

I did this with just my husband and daughters in mind. I'm glad to see we're not really dysfunctional. I love us!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Church Sign Generator

I've come across this before, but it's always good for a laugh or two. Check out the Church Sign Generator and create your own funny signs!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Um...Ew! LOL!

It's that time of year again, when Jones Soda Co. brings out their special holiday flavors. This year their even making ham and latke flavored soda. Ok, I'm all for weird a certain degree. Like I really enjoy the Sierra Mist Free Cranberry Splash, but ham flavored is a little much for me. According to the article:
The Christmas pack will feature such flavors as Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Christmas Ham. The Hanukkah pack will have Jelly Doughnut, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes sodas.

I think I'll stick with my more traditional flavored sodas and water, thank you very much! LOL!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

How Did She Do That?

When I logged out of my hotmail account this morning I was taken to the msn page. I always check to see if there's anything interesting to read. This morning a headline sparked my interest. Marathon mom's win sparks debate, I had to see what it was about. I've always wanted to run a marathon. I'm only 3 1/2 months post-pregnancy right now and am in no where near the shape I need to be for this. But this woman is an elite athlete. She won the New York City Marathon just 9 months after giving birth. WOW!!! My immediate goals right now are to lose weight and get to my pre-babies weight. (I never lost the weight from baby #1...oops) Once I do that I want to remain healthy and get into things like yoga and running (I'm already do that a little). That way when or if I get pregnant again I can have a healthier pregnancy and bounce back quicker. Then I want to focus on a marathon. But I can guarantee you it won't be 9 months post baby...maybe 5 years post baby. But more power to this, wow, wow!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

What is this all about?

Do you wonder what this pic is? Check out this article to find out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fake Teeth Recalled

Click here for more details on the latest recall due to lead.


I got this in an email and thought it was pretty funny. Have a great day and a Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Want a Free Taco?

Head over to a participating Taco Bell (US only) on October 30th between 2pm & 5pm local time. They're giving them away because Jacoby Ellsbury stole a base in game 2 of the World Series. Go Sox!!!

Bumbo Seats Recalled

Bumbo Seats are being recalled due to falling hazard. You can go here and here for details. But basically, it seems like they're just temporarily halting sales while they change the labeling. If you already own a Bumbo seat, like I do, you can contact them for a warning sticker. Or just remember to NEVER place the seat anywhere but on the ground.

Win a Mattress Cover

Do you need a mattress cover? We have one, but it's old. Well, as old as anything we jointly own is. We got it for a wedding present in 2004 and it's gotten tattered and torn. But it's the only one we have, so we use it. Over at 5 Minutes for Mom they're holding a giveaway for Protect a Bed mattress covers for your entire family! Go check it out you just might become the winner!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Who do you think they look like?

So what do you all think? Did the My Heritage site get it right? I saw this on my friend Karla's blog and thought it would be fun to try. Everyone says Mackenzie looks like me, but I guess she's looks equally like Josh. And I always hear people say Jocelyn looks like Josh...I guess they're mostly right there. :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Global Incident Map

Are you interested in seeing what's going on in your neck of the woods? I found this Global Incident Map in a post on a forum I belong to. Nothing is going on right now in Colorado, but there's stuff going on all over the world.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

Go here to carve your own virtual pumpkin! :) I've gotten this in emails for the past few Halloweens and it's always been good for a few minute time waster. LOL! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another Fun Quiz

You Belong in London
A little old fashioned, and a little modern. A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.No wonder you and London will get along so well.
What City Do You Belong In?

Looking for Free Stuff?

I found a blog that gives away American made products. The goal of Patriot is to make people aware of American made products and to promote them to secure American jobs. Go check it out and see if you can win some really neat stuff!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Become an M&M!

Have you ever wanted to become an M&M? Here's the M&M my little toddler and I made of her. Isn't she cute? LOL! Go check out the site and make your own M&M. There are a lot of options for your M&M from body shape, legs, hair, etc. You name it and you can probably do it. My only complaint is there aren't a lot of arm choices. But hey, it's free and still fun. :) Enjoy!

I'm not sure how I feel about this...

I'm not sure what part of my answers led to this. Deformed? Eek!

You Are
A Franken Pumpkin Face
You would make a good deformed pumpkin.

Hand Sanitizer Warning

I got this link in an email. It's pretty scary. I haven't doubled checked it with Snoops, so take it with a grain of salt until you know for sure.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

This Will Drive You Nuts

Click here for the Magic Gopher. This will drive you nuts. I know I've seen it before and I found out how it works, but it's been so long that I just don't remember. Have fun!

Vicks Vaporub

I got this email. I don't know if it's true, but I have done this to soften up my feet and it worked for that.

Vicks Vaporub

Although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered
it) aren't sure why, It works 100% of the time .

To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at
bedtime, then cover with socks.Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will
stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.

Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very
strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing
and comforting and they will sleep soundly.

It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than
prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a
soothing and calming effect on sick children ! who the n went on to sleep

An adult friend tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it
felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few
minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few
seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every
night that she used it.

So, if you have kids/grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try
it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed .

Check out the Tibetan Personality Test

Get a pencil and a piece of paper ready. Then click here to take the Tibetan Personality Test. Have fun!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

10 Worst College Mascots

I've heard some pretty good, er, make that bad mascots in my time. Like the beet diggers or the hay balers. But the college mascots listed in this article are definite winners, or should I say losers?

I always had semi-decent mascots for my schools. Well, at least in my opinion. I was an eagle in elementary school, a falcon in junior high, a golden tiger in high school and a cougar in college.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Who's Nose?

Click here for details.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Link Exchange Contest

Visit Allan's World Movies to learn how you could win $15. Good luck!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

17 pound baby!

A Siberian woman gave birth to a 17 pound 1 ounce baby girl. Oh my goodness! And I thought my daughter was big at 9 pounds 1/2 ounce. Of course this woman had a c-section and my daughter was a natural unmedicated childbirth...ouch! This is her 12th child too. Wow! Click here to read all about it.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Scrabble Score

Here a fun litle thing I found on Skittles' blog. Click here to get your own Scrabble score. Have fun!

Pholph's Scrabble Generator

My Scrabble© Score is: 28.
What is your score? Get it here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Win a Chicco Stroller

Head over to 5 Minutes For Mom for your chance to win a Chicco brand stroller. Good luck!

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy! It's talk like a pirate day. Click here to read all about it and start talking like a pirate. Have fun me hearties!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Win a Mohair Teddy Bear

Go to Fickle Food for details on how you can win an 18" bear named Albert. There are only a few days left to enter so hurry on over.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fun New Contest

Head over to The Reality of a Brat for how to enter. Prizes are: cash, a site review and an MP3 player. Everyone who enters will get a link on her blogroll!

$15 Contest

Check out Eternal Flux to find out how you can win $15. The deadline for this contest is Monday September 24th! Good luck!

$50 Contest

Go check out Blogging With Cents for an opportunity to win $50 in her fill in the blank contest. The contest runs untl 12:00am CST on September 30th. Good Luck!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Win on Winzy

Win Free Prizes

Tonight my husband won a $5 gift card to by searching on He signed up months ago under me. How the program works is you use their site like any other search engine, except you occasionally get offered a chance to win a prize. You can sign people up under you and whenever they win something you win the same thing. That means I won a $5 gift card too for doing absolutely nothing! Some prizes are points on Winzy which get entered for drawings for bigger prizes. Others are bigger like gift certificates on or iPods. Good luck and have fun searching!

Your Name in Pictures

Stacey mentioned this on her blog. I thought it was pretty cool. It comes from flickr.

Here's mine:

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This is only a test, if it had been a real post is would have been interesting and useful.