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Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Movie and a Makeover

Next month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Well, breast cancer is world wide and knows no particular month. In honor of the upcoming month, I have selected Four Extraordinary Women for the movie today.

If you have Comcast, you will find Four Extraordinary Women in the Free Movies section! My Lifetime has this movie but is not currently airing it. You can check back HERE in the upcoming weeks to get upcoming airing dates. (just refresh the page there if you need to!)

As for the makeover part of today, we're actually going to have two parts! First part is to make an appointment to have your annual/breast exam! Call your Dr. and set up an appointment. Looking for more information? We have added a link below to get you started. (We will be posting several things throughout the month concerning breast cancer awareness!) Second part of the makeover is a virtual makeover!

Before you go and cut your hair, dye it, try some new make up, etc. Why not try a virtual look for free! Yes free! No downloading a program, using kiddie type or cartoony styles. The real you in some virtual makeover fun! While in MyLifetime I have discovered yet more games! (as if I haven't had myself stuck in facebook already, now I have re invited Lifetime back in! lol) This makeover is way too much fun! You may be there for awhile or maybe even uploading your gf's pic and giving her one too! Oh hell, why not do your makeover and post it as your facebook profile pic! Well, you'll know for sure if that new do is going to get you noticed or deleted! LOL!

♥Visit My Lifetime HERE
♥Start your virtual makeover HERE

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♥Have comments about today's movie? Leave comments here or on our Discussion Board on our Facebook Fan Page!

♥♥♥ To find out more about Breast Cancer, click HERE

Friday, September 24, 2010


This has got to be among the most exciting postings on my blog I ever bring you! SWAGBUCKS! I ♥ SwagBucks! I'm addicted and I can't stop using it, talking about it, shopping on it....FOR FREE!

(O.K. deep breath! ahhhh) Ready? Here we go!

SwagBucks, "the world's premier digital dollar", is the next best thing next to chocolate! (yes it's that good). Take for example things you do online everyday. You use your search engine, shop online, facebook etc. When you sign up for SwagBucks, you earn "swagbucks" to redeem for shopping! Search+earn+redeem=FREE!

I found SwagBucks by accident. I kept seeing my gf post on facebook, "I just won 8 swagbucks, 10 swagbucks, 12 swagbucks....", and asked myself, "What the hell are SwagBucks?". She was getting them everyday and I felt left out! So I clicked on the link. My daily facebook routine has not been the same since!

When I signed up, I was instantly rewarded with 30 swagbucks just for signing up! Now that's instant gratification my friends! Then I read through their FAQ's. Hmmm, is it really THIS EASY? YES!

How I earn everyday: I take part in the daily poll. This is just some random question and you receive one swagbuck. Then I filled out some information about myself and take TRUSTED MINI SURVEYS SCREENED FROM SWAGBUCKS themselves and I win anywhere from 75 to 150 swagbucks! Do you shop online? Shop through SwagBucks and every dollar you spend while shopping you're earning free swagbucks here too!

So what do you do with all your SwagBucks? Let's just put it this way, when I asked my gf what she does with them, she told me she did all of her daughters school shopping with them! NO WAY! You see, you can redeem you swagbucks for hundreds of items; electronics, clothing, gift cards EVEN CONVERT YOUR SB TO YOUR PAYPAL!! Yes, I said PayPal! Came across this one the other day!

There are many ways to earn and if you think about it, if you are doing these things online anyway, why not get some virtual "points" if you will and redeem for free things? Who couldn't use free?

I have redeemed for gift cards and am going to keep letting my bucks build til before Christmas! Some FREE SHOPPING is right up my alley!

I love SwagBucks so much, I have added the SWiDget at the top of my page here on my blog! This way you can see how many swagbucks I am earning!


Did I mention that you can get your facebook updates from your home page on Swagbucks! Oh, you have old cell phones to recycle, video games or other electronics to recycle as well? Get your label printed from SwagBucks and send them in. You will be rewarded!

What are you waiting for? You can read through my blog tonight when the kids go to bed! GET YOUR SWAG ON!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Really Are You Kidding Me

This morning after dropping my son off at school and a quick visit to my father in laws, we stopped by the store on the way home. My husband asks me if I want a Go Girl. Yes please. Well, the store didn't have it. Then we went to 7-11. Didn't have it in there either! Eric says, "what do you mean they don't have it?", Uh no, otherwise it would be in my hand, duh!

Of course I would love nothing more than to go a couple blocks down to Safeway and get them there because I know they have them. But noooooo, now he's late for work. Whatever, I guess I don't need one.

So, he drops me off and I get comfy in my chair and am happy that I have "computer time" all to myself! All was wonderful until I got hungry.

The first thought that came to mind was chocolate! Quick, easy and oh so satisfying. So I go to my purse to get my Reese's Fast Break. GONE! Apparently someone got into my stash. So I go look in my, oh wait, no one knows about that spot! Well, I look "there" GASP, GONE! O.K. fine, I'll have one of the peanut butter wafer snacks then. Are you ready for this? Box is in the cupboard, EMPTY!!! WTH? (don't you just love it when someone eats the last of something and leaving an empty box/container behind and then doesn't tell you it needs to be replaced? oh, if I only had a dollar for every time.....)

I go to the fridge and there's food but I am too lazy to make anything. Don't you just hate that, you have a craving, can't feed it, so you go for something else and yet, nothing seems appealing but your first choice? Ughhh. I break down and make a ham and turkey sandwich, some BBQ chips and blue Kool Aid. When I go to put pickles on my sandwich, THE EMPTY JAR OF JUICE IS IN THE FRIDGE!!! Really, are you kidding me? (sighing deeply and banging head against refrigerator)

My lunch filled my tummy and I am ready for a nap. Hmmm, I wish I had a Go Girl! ♥

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

CrockPot Lasagna Recipe

Yes, the title of this post is correct, you CAN cook lasagna in the crockpot and I am going to tell you how. When I found a recipe online, I admit I was skeptical. Being a fan of my crockpot, I had to give it a try. It ended up turning out GREAT and the kids love it.

Now for the Crockpot Lasagna Recipe.....

  • 1 package lasagna noodles - uncooked
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage - cooked and drained
  • 1 pound ground beef - cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce - large


1. Line the bottom of your crock pot with a few layers of uncooked lasagna noodles.
2. In a pot, mix your spaghetti sauce, ground beef and sausage.
3. Use about half of your sauce mixture and cover the layer of noodles in crock pot.
4. Now spread half of the cottage cheese over the top of the sauce mixture/noodles .
5. Slowly pour the 1/2 cup water on top
6. Now sprinkle 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese on top.
7. Repeat the above steps 1-6, to create a second layer of lasagna but OMIT the water.
8. Put on the lid and let cook on low for 4 to 6 hours

You can find more yummy recipes on my cooking blog at This Mom Can Cook