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Knightman - Love and Gaming and a Marriage Proposal

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 This was so sweet I could not resist putting it on my blog.   Evidently Robert Fink wanted to propose to his princess Angel White. Since Robert is a 3-D artist in the gaming industry what better way than spend months developing a game and enlisting the aid of his friends Ryan and Jack to do the programming and score.

Angel said Yes :D They taped her reaction ~ I almost cried! Turns out Angel is a web developer so she developed a website to share their story and allow us to play the game too! Just click the link above.

Not sponsored - here is a link to the game art studio involved : http://supergenius-studio.com/studio/


Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream GIVEAWAY

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertori




Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream uses phytonutrients (phyto = plant) to synergistically (combined together to produce greater results)provide effective pain relief.
 I'll make it easier - this stuff works and I have been using it everyday since I got it.
 I can understand the names of the active ingredients featured on the label - things like ginger extract and turmeric extract. The website has a more in depth description *clickhere* .
 I have arthritis which is the worst in my right hand and I like being able to grab something when it hurts that works when it hurts.
 This product was formulated by a Harvard trained doctor ~ Reza Ghorbani MD,ABIPP,FIPP.
 Really great stuff! Not greasy and odorless too.
Now for the fun stuff ~ the giveaway! USA only.
Contest has ended - Congrats to Samantha L. !!

Noxicare has lots of great deals on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/noxicare?ref=tn_tnmn


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Holiday Freebie! Catch Santa in your Own Pictures! Chance to win an iPad and gift cards too!

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*FREE* until 12/10/2013 !!!




Make your own picture with Santa!! There are 20 Santa or Rudolph poses to choose from at   iCaughtSanta.com   which is part of the catchacharacter.com website. You get to size and flip Santa and there are lots of neat borders to choose from. We have a new madison pine artificial tree which is nearly black and I found the perfect border. This would make a great Facebook cover photo ...hmm.
Just go to the site and follow the easy directions then use PROMO CODE: #SantaShare or SantaShare. It rings up at $9.99 which disappears once you enter the code .
This is really fun and I will try not to go too wild because you can use this code as many times as you like until December 10th, 2013!!
There is also a Rafflecopter contest in the bottom right corner of the website for an iPad and gift cards too.



I knew I could not resist - this will be easier if I finish writing my blog post. This picture above was when it was trying to snow one Christm…

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 Work in Progress

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Ready to take the plunge and upgrade to 8.1?  I will share what I have found and done since taking the plunge a few days ago. I am not an IT pro ~ just your average home user who really likes social media, takes a LOT of pictures, loves music, plays games and likes to explore the web.

1) Do a backup before you start - some programs may not be compatible. I did not have any non windows programs I had paid for however if you do please take precautions. My brother claims to have lost access to a beloved graphics program.

2) Just the initial push of the upgrade button took a lot longer than I expected - It revamps your whole system. I have a fairly new computer and it took over 2 hours. You can still use your system while it does it. I made sure I did not upload or download anything and pretty quickly quit using the system as I kept checking the status of the upgrade.

3) SkyDrive gives you a free 7GB of cloud space - I have 5GB of pictures . I am still ex…

Immortal Energy 100% Natural Energy Capsules Review

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Immortal Energy has been an intriguing product to try out . The suggested dosage is three to four capsules so my generally conservative self took three the first time. Since I am a caffeine fiend I held off on my usual beverages (espresso, energy drinks, lots of coffee) and was pleasantly energized quickly. In my opinion three was too many and I suggest trying two or spacing them out. I tried just one the next day and it did not seem like enough.



Now for the intriguing part ! The 100% All-Natural ingredients really sparked my interest considering I had not heard of half of them. Fascinating items like astragalus and eleuthero. Initially I was going to attempt to simply define each and then I discovered the handy guide on the immortalherbs.com website. The ingredients are far too complex for a standard definition. Just mouse over the "Learn About Herbs" section and see for yourself. Here is a link to the Immortal Herbs ** Faqs** page to get you starte…

New Adventure ~ Bloglovin' :)

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Guess which way the corners of my mouth are turning after joining Bloglovin'?

Fall Favorite ~ Easy Banana Bread

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Warm the house by baking some banana bread. My sister Valerie shared this recipe with me :D

Banana Bread Recipe Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 hour
  Ingredients : 3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed.
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
optional ~ add your favorite nuts like walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Yield: Makes one loaf.

Treat yourself right

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Go ahead use the fine china. Sometimes simple little things can just make your day better.

1.Sprinkle 2.Coat 3.Cook - Maggi So Juicy Seasoning Gives You a Delicious Dinner Fast!

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Carrot Tart Speaks



With Maggi So Juicy Seasoning and bag prep and clean up are practically eliminated.

 Green beans, potatoes and chicken are staples at my house. Maggi So Juicy Italian Countryside took them to a whole new delicious level!



All I had to do was put the drained vegetables, four chicken breasts and Maggi So Juicy seasoning into the provided bag and gently toss.

Poof ! I was a little surprised when the bag poofed up ~ if you zoom in you can see how juicy this is.

Using caution I cut open the bag and poured into the bowls. That is the baking dish I used and see how clean it is? Super easy and a great dinner.
Learn from my mistakes:
1) Read the directions first because you need to remove an oven rack before you preheat the oven.
2) Be careful when opening the package because the directions are right at the top - I tore right through them!
3) Try not to get too much air in the bag because you need room to move the meat and if you choose vegetables around.


Maggi So Juicy is av…

Finish rebate offer

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I thought this was a great little deal - Buy one 20 count or 12 count package of Finish detergent Powerball tabs or Gelpacs, send original store- identified cash register receipt, with the date and purchase price circled, UPC code copied from the detergent carton and your full name, full address and email on a 3 x. 5 card by 12/31/13 .
Mail to Finish™ Detergent Try Me Free
PO Box 2595
Grand Rapids Minnesota
55745- 2595
Receive a check for the purchase price ( Up to $4.50) by mail.
USA only one offer per household and no PO Boxes.
Some Finish boxes have a special taped on rebate announcement but you do not need it to participate.

Zumba is Fun!

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EXHILARATING


Social



& Good for You  My friend Candi and I had so much fun the first time we went back the next day. You can burn hundreds of calories during a class . I just loved how jazzed I felt after doing it! I just discovered a place near me - Zumba with BillieJo Body Rock Fitness Studio!!! 1025 Killian Hill Rd. Suite H Lilburn GA 30047 DRIVE AROUND TO THE BACK OF FIVE OAKS FLORIST AND VITAL HAIR SALON! (404) 220-9960
The link is to Zumba with BillieJo's facebook page where she updates daily
Whilst BillieJo & crew are as sweet and enthusiastic as can be you may not live near Lilburn,Georgia ! 
Zumba.comhttp://www.zumba.com/en-US has an excellent link on its page to help you find a class near you.
Feel free to come back and tell me how you liked it! 
This post is not sponsored - just wanted to share :D

Get a little boost with Noxicare Vitamin B12

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I was surprised by the nice little  boost this product gave me. As a coffee fan and energy drink lover , trust me I know a little boost.
B12 is an essential vitamin that helps convert food into energy.
It is also important for red blood cell formation. Red blood cells are designed to pick up oxygen from the lungs and release it into the tissues of the body.
The ability to absorb Vitamin B-12 decreases with age - generally around age 50. Pregnant women and those who are breast-feeding require a little extra B-12  also.


To ensure you get the proper amount of Vitamin B-12 this is a nice supplement. Always check with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before adding supplements!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Lilburn, GA Fatal hit and run makes my neighborhood sad/ Golpe fatal y correr hace mi barrio Lilburn triste

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Parents are hugging their children a little tighter in my area today after a mother and daughter (Maria Alicia Cervantes Maldanado and Melissa Paola Cervantes)  were killed by intoxicated driver Spencer T. Prigmore. Los padres están abrazando a sus hijos un poco más apretado en mi zona hoy después de una madre y su hija (María Alicia Cervantes Maldanado y Melissa Paola Cervantes) fueron asesinados por conductor ebrio Spencer T. Prigmore.


This is the swing little Melissa Paola Cervantes played on. Esta es la oscilación pequeña Melissa Paola Cervantes juega en.
The well kept yard still has a little pink bike in it.
El patio bien cuidado todavía tiene un poco de bicicleta de color rosa en el mismo.


 Maria and Melissa were often seen walking in the neighborhood. If you would like to express your condolences I will be happy to share them with the remaining family. Or feel free to just vent about this senseless tragedy.
 María y Melissa fueron vistos a menudo paseando por el barrio. Si ust…

Make Summer Food Fun and Easy

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Did you know there were Kroger Brand Sliders? No need to form bunches of patties by hand when these little darlings are ready to go straight from the freezer to the grill , oven or stove. They even have great little slider buns that fit perfectly. I love these! They were hiding next to the frozen seafood. Also there are  regular sized burgers and seasoned turkey burgers. Pair 'em up with some pickles and Kroger Brand potato chips - easy peasy.




Summer is the time to get creative with fresh fruit.  I created my own sundae with Kroger Deluxe Vanilla Bean ice cream , fruit and some strawberry preserves. No fancy sundae dishes?  Just use some cute glasses!


Kimberly's Summer Sundae
Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream Caramel Ice Cream Topping 1 banana sliced 4 tsp. Strawberry Preserves 1/4 cup blueberries 

Drizzle sides of glass with caramel topping and add a scoop of ice cream. Add a layer of banana , half of the blueberries and 2 tsp of preserves. Drizzle with caramel topping. Repeat.
Hope y…

Endorse.com closes its app

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I am so bummed! I really enjoyed using endorse and found it profitable and friendly.

I am going to find out more about the how and why. Hopefully also the where some of the employees are going. I just wanted to post quickly because you have only until June 30, 2013 to cash out (no minimum it seems) . If you have more info please let me know!
Here is what was posted on the Facebook page
Just to let you know that as of June 19, 2013, we are closing the Endorse service. You will no longer be able to receive product offers, to upload receipts, and to earn cash back and points using the Endorse mobile app. In order to make your transition as easy as possible, you will have until 6PM PT on Sunday, June 30, 2013 to transfer your Endorse cash to your bank account and redeem your points balances. Please be aware that after June 30, 2013, you will not be able to access your account, contact customer service, or claim your cash balance. Here is what this means for you: You can cash out immediately …

Tip for "Kroger - Digital Coupons"

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If you use manufacturer coupons and e-coupons you probably have come across this. I will forget I have the digital coupon and use a paper coupon. When I check my receipt the savings are not what I expected. This is because of (2) reasons. They always take the e-coupon first and e-coupons do not double. According to the Kroger digital coupon helpline they are supposed to give you your coupons back however that is not always true.It is a pain however now I try to pay separately for items I have physical coupons for. 






Trust me - I appreciate the fact Kroger makes digital coupons available! They have definitely saved me money. Just a tip for those that use paper coupons too ;D
Also sometimes there are paper coupons out there that are a greater value to begin with. However if you have given up on paper coupons and have a Kroger (or affiliate ) card check them out. I provided a link and there is a (?) on that page for more questions. Feel free to share any tips you have here!







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Summer made easy with Kroger

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I am always excited when I get I new bzz kit
Looking forward to hitting Kroger and getting the stuff!
This campaign is all about that fun summer stuff getting the food to the table faster with Kroger ready to go burgers and sliders.
I never even thought to look in the frozen section for Kroger brand burgers! it is going to be hard to choose because they also have seasoned turkey burgers I may have to get two bags .

I AM A BZZAGENT
#GotitFree
I received coupons and materials from bzzagent.com

Keep Gwinnett County Green! Earth Day 4.13.2013 - Recycle Event!

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Great event for spring cleaning the garage ! They are accepting paint cans (limit 5 one gallon cans per car -dried paint is acceptable).
 Recycle your old electronics, tires and take advantage of the free paper shredding.
Free activities for the kiddies and an opportunity for residents to meet their haulers and learn about Gwinnett County's solid waste and recycling program.
Great reason to check out Coolray Field (Home of the Gwinnett Braves) where the event is taking place and learn about our home team!

 Date: April 13, 2013
    Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
   Location: Coolray Field 2500 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30043

If you would like to volunteer or more info *CLICK ME*

Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22, 2013


Hey Yogurt Fans ~ Kroger has you covered

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I'll share what I have learned about some new cultured dairy blend options from Kroger (and its family of stores including Ralph's , Fred Meyer ,Scott's etc.)
*LIST OF STORES*

For those of you watching carbohydrates Kroger has its CARBmaster brand which has lower carbs, calories and sugar than regular yogurt. Lots of fun flavors including dessert ones like Cinnamon Roll and Caramel Spice Cake. Mmm Caramel Spice Cake with 60 calories and 8 grams of protein.


Kroger also has a fun and delicious line of tart and tasty Greek and Greek Lite yogurts with no fat and 90 calories. So far my favorites are Black Cherry and Honey. I was introduced to the line by BzzAgent.com and a video taping was suggested so I included it for fun. Makes me laugh. Do turn it up.

TURN UP VOLUME FOR MY LITTLE VIDEO PLEASE

There are so many flavors between these two lines. I am having fun trying them! My husband is very lucky ~ many are making it into his lunch.

I received coupons and incentive.

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Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic ~Inspiring to those aspiring to eat more healthfully

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There are a lot of products in this great new line at the Kroger family of stores.The last number I saw was over 140 products and growing. The fresh and simple packaging makes it easy to spot on the shelves and you can find Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic in nearly every department of the store.

MY SIMPLE TRUTH SHOPPING LIST
Just click this for their ever growing list ~ all neatly categorized.











One of the first things I noticed on the shelves that was not in my bzzkit (Lucky me ! I received coupons and samples from BzzAgent dot com! ) was The Simple Truth Organic Margherita Pizza. Just the right amount of crisp and flavor and riding on the healthy wave I served orange slices with it. 
 Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic products make riding the healthy wave a whole lot easier since they are "Free from 101" artificial ingredients and preservatives. Next time you are coasting your Kroger aisle looking for healthy stuff it just got a whole lot simpler.



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MorningStar Farms - Adventure in Veggie Land

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We had a lot of fun trying out Morning Star Farms products and here are some of the ways I prepared them.
 One especially nice surprise was how easy they are to prepare in the microwave. Really easy. So not only are they a more healthful alternative and yummy there is way less mess.




















Mmm smells like sausage! I am going to try cooking some in the microwave and some in the oven
The MorningStar Original Sausage Patties on the right were cooked in the oven. I think the oven cooked patties look plumper.
I think these are going to be great with some local honey. Did you know using honey from your region helps to combat local allergens?




This is just the beginning of my MorningStar Adventure in Veggie Land. I see lots of ideas. Chili keeps popping into my mind.

Thanks to bzzagent.com and MorningStar Farms for providing me with the coupons and samples.

I AM A BZZAGENT.