Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Totally Addicting!

I just found this paint website and it could be totally addicting! I just keep picking colors and seeing how they look. Too much fun! LOL!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

White Chocolate?

So I guess I'm white chocolate. Hmmm...who knew? I don't even like white chocolate. Make it dark or make it milk, but NOT white. LOL!

You are White Chocolate

You are White Chocolate
You are sweet, caring, and truly very innocent.
Whether your naive ways are a bit of act or not, people like to take care of you.
You are a quiet flirt, and your power is often underestimated!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cheerio Facts

I was reading my friend Amber's blog today and she has the funniest post all about Cheerios! Her blog is called Soggy Cheerios, so she gets a lot of hits from people looking for various Cheerio related facts and items. Who knew people wanted to know so much about Cheerios? Weird! Well, she decided to take some time and answer the questions these people had come looking for. Check it out, it's pretty funny. And she even made a Cheerio coloring page, yep, someone had been looking for one.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I am Vanilla

And my husband says he doesn't like vanilla. Guess what honey, you need to start liking it. LOL!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Yay! He's Out!

No offense to my in-laws who supported him, but Fred Thompson is out of the runnings for President! Yay, yay, yay! I didn't like him. I'm not a republican, I don't see myself ever becoming one. I know, Mormon and not a republican, who ever heard of such a thing?!?!?! LOL! Check history, we've had at least one prophet who was a democrat, so I'm in good company. ;) Anyway, if a republican becomes President again (oh please NO!!!!) I hope for Mit Romney. But, that being said, there are still a few fantastic democrats in the running and I'd pick any one of them over the republican choices. And I know a lot of you out there like Huckabee...but I may have to abandon all hope for the USA if he becomes President. From what I've heard -- isn't that what most political opinions are anyway just a bunch of stuff you're heard formed into an opinion -- he has spread a bunch of lies about my beloved religion in order to make Romney look bad. That ticks me off worse than just about anything. And the anti-Obama email going around about his religion...that one ticks me off too. I got it TWO TIMES from people who know I'm a democrat. But anyone who uses someone's religion that way should not be president. Oh and for those of you who hate Obama because his church is all African Americans...he's a distant cousin to the current VP. Gash! Oh my! The horror! LOL! Whatever! At least these men are religious, leave their relationship with God alone for Pete's sake! What issues do you follow, what do they follow? Who thinks like you? Who's trying to change things in a direction you like? That's how you decide your candidate? Enough said...this is the most political rant you'll ever see from me. I hate discussing politics with people. So yeah, I'm hiding behind my computer screen saying this. But...I did respond to one of those anti-Obama emails to say I still support him and don't appreciate religion being dragged into it. So there! :-P

Shake those Dice and Shuffle those Cards

It seems you can do just about anything online these days. You can shop, you can sell, you can view, you can listen, you can...well, you get the point. And one online past time that seems to be gaining in popularity it online gambling. And with it's popularity comes a slew of online gaming sites. It's daunting to know which ones are really good and which are really bad. So which online casino do you choose? That's where comes in. They have been reviewing online casinos since 1997. They can tell you how much your maximum bonus is, if you're allowed to play in the US, if users like the site, what certificates the online casino has and more.

You can even choose which kind of game you want to play from slots to craps to poker and more. So whatever your preference is you're sure to find a site that's perfect for you by just doing a little checking at So what are you waiting for? If you're into online gambling this is one of the first places you should check out.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Most Depressing Day of the Year

I just heard on the news that today is the most depressing day of the year. It's the Monday of the last full week of January. I'll have to say, I'm not having the best day ever so they may just be on to something.

Dreaming of Travel...Again, Lol!

I dream of travel all the time. No seriously, I do! What do you expect, I live in a smaller than small town in the middle of the middle of the middle of nowhere...can I emphasize that enough? Lol! Basically, I live by very few people and am far from any signs of civilization. You get the idea. So my mind wanders and I dream of far away places. There are really very few places that I have no desire to visit someday, aside from the Middle East where there just seems to be too much conflict and hate toward Americans. Anyway, I I'm thinking about Portugal. Being in Western Europe it's high on my list of places I want to visit.

Something I hadn't realized before is that Portugal gets over 12.8 million visitors a year. Portgual hotels are definitely loving that! Heck, what hotel owner wouldn't love to have so many visitors filling up their establishment? Most of those visitors are from the UK, Spain, Germany, France and Italy, which I guess makes sense if you look at the whole proximity thing. is aware of this and thus cater to these places with fantastic last minute deals to Lisbon hotels, Algarve hotels, Madeira hotels and more. There are so many areas of Portugal are being developed for tourism that it's sure to became a major destination for visitors from around the world.

Here's hoping I'll be lucky enough to go someday, and when I do maybe I can convince my uncle Mark to come along and translate for me. He's lucky enough to know Portuguese.

Nicole Richie's Baby

I have to say I'm impressed with the name Nicole Richie and Joel Madden gave their new daughter. Sure Harlow isn't common, but it's not made up or the name of a fruit or something weird like that. Plus I love Winter, not the season, but the name. My maiden name was Winters. So we've even thought if we have a third daughter we'll give her the middle name Winter...but spelled Wynter just for the heck of it. Why didn't I do this with either of my previous daughters? Because daughter #1 got my middle name and daughter #2 got my mom's name for her middle name. So there. LOL! And the last part of little Harlow's name is Kate. I love Kate! That's a fantastic name. So go them for not sticking their daughter with a name like Orange Radio Fanatic or something like that.

Ashop Commerce

One of the popular trends these days seems to be having your own online store. I'll admit, I've wanted to do this too. But I don't have the know-how to do it. But so many stay-at-home-mom's do and they're finding great success online.

When getting started with an online store you'll need to find some shopping cart software. You know, the software that lets your customers put their products into a virtual shopping cart. But where to look? A great source for that is Ashop Commerce. They even have a 10 day free trial so you can check them out to see if they have what you're looking for. In fact, Ashop Commerce even has the ecommerce software that can help bring your site to the top of the search engines.

They have live support as well as a support ticketing system so you're sure to get the answers to your questions or problems as soon as possible. So what are you waiting for? If you have a fantastic idea for an online store and are just stuck on how to get started check out Ashop Commerce and get your shopping cart software.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Easily Cut Calories

I was stumbling sites today and came across this one that talks about painless ways to cut calories. I know I need to learn to do this better as part of my New Year's resolution to lose weight. The suggestions on there are soooo easy!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Do You Know Your BMI?

Do you know your BMI? This is a measure that can help you determine if you're at a healthy weight or not. I'm on my way to a healthy BMI, mine has gone down by .1 since Wednesday. Good luck and get healthy!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Official RBS 6 Nations Rugby

Are you a rugby fan? I remember having a friend in high school who loved rugby, he was even on the tri-high school rugby team. While it's not as well known in the U.S., rugby is huge in Europe and now there's a website where you can check out Europe's premier international rugby tournament. It's the place to go to check out rugby news, history, matches and more. You can even check out a rugby podcast while you're there. They even have a section where they discuss the women's championship. I'm all for recognizing women in sports, I think it's part of that whole being a mom to daughters and wanting to empower them to do and be anything they want. They also have separate tabs for the different countries involved including England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Maybe you've wondered what rugby was but have never known where to look. If that describes you go check out the history section of the site. I just learned that the women's tournament was introduced in 2001 with Spain instead of Italy being involved, but that changed in 2007 when Italy replaced Spain. I found the site to be quite interesting and I learned things I never knew before.

Fun Facts

Do you want to know lots of fun facts? You know, the kind that no one knows but you might be able to bring up in casual conversation to break the lull in conversation. Well, click the link above for facts like:

There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India.

There are no venomous snakes in Maine. (Man...I should move there!)


North Dakota has never had an earthquake.

Check it's also great if you're bored, you'll feel like you're learning something.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

For Your Gaming Fun Check out DEX Casino

Are you into online gaming? A lot of people are and there are so many online casinos out there. It is hard to know which ones are good and which ones are out there just to take your money and not give you what you are expecting and what you are paying for. A great place to look when you are searching for an online casino is DEX Casino. They have been playing in the online casinos since 2001 and know from experience which ones are good. And if poker is your thing than you are in luck because they review poker rooms as well as doing their casino reviews! You can find casino recommendations and read all about what is going on in the online casino world. So if online gaming is your thing check them out and see all that they have to offer. And as always...don't forget to have fun!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Political Views

I'm not posting this to discuss politics. I hate discussing politics. I'm too dang sensitive and take things too personally. But I saw this quiz on my friend Dawn's blog and decided to take it. Here are my results. They're pretty much what I expected. Barack Obama is my favorite and this shows it also.

84% Barack Obama
82% John Edwards
81% Bill Richardson
80% Dennis Kucinich
80% Hillary Clinton
80% Mike Gravel
79% Chris Dodd
78% Joe Biden
46% Rudy Giuliani
35% John McCain
33% Mitt Romney
29% Ron Paul
27% Mike Huckabee
25% Tom Tancredo
20% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Finding Care for Your Loved Ones

We all have people we care about in our lives. Many of those people are older and will require some sort of care beyond that which we can give them. That's where Bettercaring comes in. You can find care homes for those you love. Through Bettercaring you can search all the different kinds of care facilities and find the one that fits your loved ones needs. They even have a blog where you can read and discuss all kinds of issues dealing with care facilities. You can read tips on daily care and gets tips from experts. It's not easy deciding to put someone into a care facility, but it's nice to know there's a place you can go to really research places so you can feel right about the decision you ultimately make. I don't currently have someone close to me that needs this kind of care, but if you do you should do the research and find them a place they'll be comfortable with, both for your peace of mind and theirs.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Interesting Facts about the US $1 Bill

I got an email about the US $1 bill. I thought it was pretty interesting. I'm sure the $1 is the most common one I ever have in my wallet, but I never think much about it. Does anybody really think much about it? So here you are, interesting facts about the US $1 bill:



out a one dollar bill,
and look at it. The one dollar bill

at first came off the presses in 1957 in its present
design. This

paper money is in fact a
cotton and linen blend, with red

blue minute silk
fibers running through it. It is actually material. We've
it without it falling apart. A special blend of ink is used,

the contents
we will never know. It is overprinted with symbols
and then it
is starched
to make it water resistant and pressed
to give it that nice crisp

If you look on the front of
the bill, you will see the United States Treasury Seal.

the top you will see the scales for a
balanced budget.

In the center you have a carpenter's square, a
tool used for an even cut.

is the Key to the
United States Treasury.

That's all pretty easy to figure out, but

what is on the back of that dollar bill is something we should all know.

If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles.

Both circles, together, comprise
the Great Seal of
the United States.


First Continental Congress
that Benjamin Franklin and a
group of men come up with a Seal.

It took them four years
to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.

If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid.

the face is lighted, and the
western side is dark. This country
was just beginning. We had not
begun to explore the West or decided
what we could do for Western Civilization.

is uncapped, aga in signifying that we were not even close to

being finished. Inside the capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an
ancient symbol for divinity.

It was Franklin 's belief that
one man
couldn't do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of
God, could do anything.

TRUST' is on this

The Latin above the pyramid,


'God has favored our

The Latin
below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM,

'a new order has begun.'

At the
base of the pyramid
is the Roman Numeral for 1776.


If you look at the right-hand
circle, and
check it carefully,

you will learn

that it is on every National Cemetery in the United States .

It is also on the
Parade of Flags Walkway at the
Bushnell, Florida National Cemet ery ,
and is the centerpiece of
most hero's monuments.

Slightly modified, it is

the seal of the President of the United States ,

it is always visible
whenever he speaks, yet very few people know what the
symbols mean.

The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for
two reasons:

First, he is not afraid of a storm;
he is
strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it.

Secondly, he wears no
material crown. We had just
broken from the King of England .& nbsp;

Also, notice the
shield is unsupported. This country can now stand on its

At the top of that shield
you have a white
bar signifying congress, a unifying factor.

were coming together as
one nation.

In the
Eagle's beak you will read, ' E PLURIBUS UNUM', meaning,

'one nation from many people'.
Above the
Eagle, you
have thirteen stars, representing the thirteen

original colonies, and any clouds of misunderstanding
rolling away. Again, we were coming together as one.

Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons.
holds an olive branch and arrows.

Suggestions for an Italian Getaway

Italy is yet another place I've never been but would really love to go. My mom's been there a few times and I've been jealous each time. In college I took some humanities classes that talked about the great artists of all time. One of those great artists is Michelangelo who painted the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel. The only way to see this is to stay in Italy and soak in it's beauty. You'll need to find Italy hotels and should check out to find them. Say you find some Rome hotels you like, there are lots of attractions to visit while you stay there from The Colosseum to the Vatican and more.

But the Italian vacation fun doesn't have to end there. Go find yourself some Venice hotels and you can take a gondola ride through the famous Venice canals or visit St. Mark's Basilica.

If that still isn't enough for you book yourself some Milan hotels and visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum or see the Milan Duomo. I remember reading my old humanities book and falling in love with that building. I'd never seen anything that beautiful before in my life.

No matter what you're looking for in Italy, you're sure to find it and a whole lot more while traveling all over the country. Take some pictures while you're there so you never forget your adventures.

Fold a Dollar into a Shirt

Ever wanted to know how to fold a dollar into a t-shirt? It's a fun way to give a kid some money. Just click here for instructions on how to make dollars much more fun! :)