Saturday, December 24, 2011

Umpa lumpa

Growing up I had what I like to call "semi-traditions". These are the traditions that change every few years. When I was young I remember growing up having Thanksgiving at our place. My mom's family would be there and it never failed, something would go wrong and/or some kind of argument would happen. On Christmas eve, we would open all our presents and then in the morning we would wake up and open all the ones Santa would leave. We would spend Christmas at my grandmas house and have my dad's side of the family there. We eventually moved and those traditions changed. No more Thanksgiving dinners with my mom's family, Christams at grandmas wasn't the same and then my brother decided to come into this world on Christmas Eve. The opening of the presents changed, my sister and I now had to wait and Christmas. Christmas time now seemed to revolve around him. Actually everything seemed to revolve around him. The one thing I remember that has stuck through over all these changes were the watching of Christmas movies. We would watch all the Charlie Brown movies, Willy Wonka, A Christmas Story, and any others that would be on. Eventually we stopped watching movies together and time together started to dwindle. The one thing I could always count on is when Willy Wonka was on. It didn't matter what else was on, my dad would change the channel. I hated it, I hated how I would be in the middle of watching something and BAM..... Umpa lumpas were on. Through everything my dad went through with his battle with cancer that is the one thing that remained constant. I would find myself leaving the house because I hated watching that movie. I had watched it so many times that I just couldn't watch it any more. It has been a little over a year since my father lost his battle to cancer and now I really miss listening to him talk to the movie. I look back now and wish I would have spent more time making traditions to pass along to my kids. I can't bring back the past but I can try and make new traditions with my children that hopefully they can pass along to their children. This Christmas please make sure to cherish those little traditions no matter how much you might hate them because one day they might be gone and you'll miss it.

I wish you a Merry Christmas to you and you family.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Software - Giveaway

The Deals and More has teamed up with DVO to bring you Cook'n Recipe Organizer Software. This software is very easy to use and has many great benefits.

Here are some of the benefits to this program...

Find the Best Recipes on the Internet
Capture and Save Internet Recipes
Enter Your Own Personal Recipes
Sync Recipes with iPhone, iPad, & Android
Print a Family Cookbook
Analyze Nutritional Values
Make Menus, Shopping Lists & More!

This software's list price is $99.95 but can be purchased from their website for $79.95. Now for the best part, please enter for your chance to win a copy of Cook'n. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Flash Giveaway

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Free Sample - Concentrate 128 Cleaner

Click here to head on over to claim your free sample. Right now this deal is the 6th item down on the 1st page.

Purex giveaway

Right now Purex has a giveaway to win Better Homes and Garden Magazine. Head on over and hopefully you will be one of the 20,000 winner. Good luck

Star Trek DVD - $3.15

Right now you can grab Star Trek (Two-Disc Edition) for a great price of $3.15. This is such a great price since it's normally $34.98, a 91% discount. Head on over by clicking on the picture or the text to be directed to Amazon.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders

I just seen that Amazon has Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders for $9.99 and then there is free shipping if your are a Prime member.... We have one of these little guys (paid $30 for it) and they are super fun. I will warn you that you need a flat surface to run this on and make sure if your running it in the kitchen that you cover spots up that it can go under. This thing is fast for being so small. Click on the name or the pic to be directed to Amazon to check it out.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

OVER - The Couponizer System - Giveaway

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Cook'n Software - Review

I will have to admit that I have an addiction to cookbooks. My collection keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. Since my collection is getting so big I have been allowed only 2 shelves of my favorite cookbooks on our bookshelf in the living room. If I was to have all of them out I would need a couple bookshelves. So for now the rest are in boxes in the closet.

When I found out I was chosen to review the Cook'n software I was super excited. Ok, that might be a little under exaggerated. Any thing that has to do with recipes and cooking I am all about. I just have to say that this program ROCKS!!! It is the coolest recipe software I have ever used. I have tried out several different cookbook software (trial version) when I decided to make a cookbook for my local MOPS group and hated them all. They were difficult to use or I hated the way that it made the recipes appear. I just ended up making it in a word document, which seemed to take forever. If I would have had this program, it would have made my life much easier during that time. One thing I found that the company does that is neat is that when you purchase the software they give you a code to download one of their cookbooks. I ended up downloading the Cook'n Taste of Home cookbook.
Below is a list of the "coolest" features it has in my opinion.

The 1st cool feature: Can you think of a time when you searched the internet for the perfect recipe for something and then later on tried to remember where you found it but couldn't? Well this program will put an end to that. It has it's own search bar and when you find the recipe you want all you have to do is save it. It will do all the work for you and it even save the picture that goes along with the recipe.

The 2nd cool feature: Have you ever decided to make a recipe and wrote down the recipe only to find out you forgot to write down how much you needed? When you find a recipe you want all you have to do is click the ingredients tab and it will bring up a list of the ingredients. The first thing I noticed with this is that it has the cost of the items associated with the ingredients. So now I know how much I need of an item and around how much it will cost. Now say there is an item that you already have, there are little boxes next to the cost that you check if you have the item.

The 3rd cool feature: Even though it's not available yet for the Iphone or Ipad (they have their app available for the Android), they have apps that will connect your phone to the computer's version of Cook'n so it makes it easy to sync certain recipes to your phone. When I watched the video on their website it showed that you can sync the recipe to your phone and use it as your shopping list. How neat is that.

There are so many more features to this, from making your own cookbook to finding out the nutritional value of your recipe that I could write a book on this fantastic software program. If you are interested in learning more about this software please head on over and check out their recipe software

How would you like to try Cook'n? If so please click here to request your trial.

Oh, I forgot to let you know about their gurantee. They have a 200% guarantee, if you purchase their software and are unhappy with it for any reason (within 30 days of purchase) they will not only refund you your money but they will purchase you your recipe software of your choice.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Couponing: The Extreme Video Course - Review

When I found out I was selected to review Couponing: The Extreme Video Course I was super excited. I was thinking "finally, something that I can use to help me master my coupon skills".... I sat down and watched all 14 videos and after watching them I didn't feel like I really learned anything new. Now if I had never been shopping with coupons before this would be a great tutorial. The video sound quality isn't very good and some of them I turned the volume down as far as I could while still hearing because it was hard to listen and pay attention too. The only saving grace to that is they have a worksheet that tells you everything they are saying word for word. I personally couldn't see spending $37 for this video course. It goes over different stores and how to coupon their, but with a little looking you could save yourself the money and look online. The one thing I did like about this website is she has an area for helpful tips, but the only thing I found that would be useful to me is the coupon binder organizer part. I have been trying to find a great way to organize my binder (right now it's by aisle) and I will try and implement this when I add/take out my coupons. The other thing that I did notice is that she kept trying to direct you to savings angel, an online place to help cut your bill. I understand she is trying to help people save money but I hate when I feel like I should be directed and subscribed to a place in order to save me money. That it's the best/only way to grab all those deals. All in all, you can find this information on your own but if you want to check it out, please go to her website

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.