Sunday, May 08, 2011
Moved here: -------> tnchicks.wordpress.com
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The theme this week is dusty.
This was a sandstorm in Baghdad on March 3rd of this year.
Obviously, I'm not in Baghdad but I have friends serving over there.
Keep them in your prayers. I was told these are HORRIBLE to deal with.
Themes are on the sidebar thru June. I will add more...
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Since most people with allergies develop them during childhood, Dr. Alanna Levine, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), shares the ABC's to help maintain a healthier home environment:
A is for Avoid: Whenever possible, avoid irritants that often trigger allergies, such as products made of feathers or down. Use hypoallergenic pillows on your child's bed, and limit exposure to perfume, talcum powder, hair spray, air fresheners, fabric softeners or other strong odors or sprays. Strong fragrances and odors may aggravate allergy symptoms.
B is for Balance: Maintain a consistent balance in the home to help minimize allergens. Keep the windows shut and use central AC during high pollen seasons to help protect from pollen particles that release into the air.
C is for Change: Change items that are easy to neglect but are important for maintaining a healthier home, such as leaky faucets, pipes and other high moisture areas that are common places for mold growth. Don't neglect their air in the home either. Change your filter every three months, and use a high performance filter, such as a Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M.
The Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M captures 94 percent of large airborne particles, such as household dust, pollen and mold spores, from the air passing through the filter. It also captures up to 40 times more microscopic particles, such as smoke, smog and particles that can carry bacteria and viruses, than ordinary fiberglass filters. It also helps maintain airflow in heating and cooling systems reducing the amount of energy needed.
For more healthy tips, offers, filter change reminders and more, register to receive seasonal e-newslettersby visiting www.Filtrete.com. You can also get these and more by following them on Twitter at @Filtrete.
If you have time - share w/ me and other readers by telling us your tips & ways of reducing allergens in your home.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Filtrete and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
3M, a leader in optical films and adhesives, recently created a new Natural View Screen Protector. I was able to test drive them. I used one on an iPod.
Sadly, the iPod screen is broken but the iPod still works. (Yeah, thank middle school aged children for the cracked screen). Anyway, I was hesitant on if this screen protector would actually work as they say - especially on a cracked screen. I bought a few different protectors online and none of them were worthy of a dime. However, the new 3M Natural View that I am testing out is certainly worth paying for! I now know that my other devices will get one... and I won't have to worry if I am wasting my money or not because I know it works! Score!
Easy to adhesive. It had some self-adhesive stuff on it so it didn't slip and slide around and get put on sideways, etc. It even had a little squeegee with it to get out any bubbles that may have appeared. I was happy to see that it wasn't full of bubbles after applying!!
After being in the hands of 4 people... the screen is NOT all fingerprints like my cellphone! I have a touch screen phone and I'm always having to wipe prints off... the iPod with the 3M protector = no wiping off prints! Impressive.
Compared to the other protectors I bought off Amazon and eBay - hands down this is the winner!
This protector did not peel off at the edges when the iPod cover was taken on and off.
None that I can find.
Here is a YouTube video ad of the actual product I tested: 3M Natural View Screen Protector
Here's another to show to to install properly (tho not needed, you can still watch): Install
Thanks to MC Consulting for allowing me to take part. I am glad I was able to try before I buy and will most certainly be buying these protectors for my devices! Yay!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of 3M and rec'd a Natural View Screen Protector to facilitate my review and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Typically New Year's Resolutions start off with the best intentions, but often lose momentum. Dannon wants to help you take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Adding in some exercise, eating something healthier for a snack - things like that. Hey, while on their site, grab a few yummy recipes!!
'Till February 28, Dannon encourages you to live a healthier lifestyle with their "Small Steps to a Better You" program, while giving you the chance to win free groceries. That's right *FREE*. Simply enter the UPC code found under the barcode of any Dannon product at dannon.com/smallsteps. Note: Open to legal U.S. residents currently residing in the fifty United States or D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. They are offering you four daily chances to win - so why not try? If you win, be sure to let me know - I'd be so excited for you!!
Are you trying to make small steps to a healthier you?
I am... I've:
-Cut back on soda (Dr. Pepper is killing me, slowly LOL)
-Walk my dog (we both need it!!)
-No snacking after a certain hour (I was a HUGE late night snacker!)
-Stopped buying a few items that were convenient (yet very very bad health wise)
Every little bit helps and I try to not get discouraged! Especially since I've gained some weight and would like to loose it since I can't wear my jeans!! Ugh. But, hey - I'm in my middle 30's and was told this would happen. Heh. So, for the first time in my life I actually care about getting healthier. Join me!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon and received a coupon and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Comment with some suggestions for the theme list if you have some in mind.
I have decided to have a fresh start. I was an everyday well-known blogger for a few years but it became less and less important and I found myself rarely posting. Sometimes, I had trouble remembering to post my PhotoHunt for the week. Anyway, I wiped my archives clean and let go of my hosting to save some $$. Ready to start anew! So, welcome (back?).