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Wishing you and yours a wonderful and happy New Year ~ Kimberly S.

Best Diet for Chronic Pain Relief - RealAge. Lots more

Best Diet for Chronic Pain Relief - RealAge:

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This is just part of a larger guide loaded with great information and practical solutions. I always pick up a new tip when I read it and putting it in my blog reminds me there are some actions I can take without picking up the phone for the doctor or the pharmacy. Although two phones would make nice little hand weights :D

Private Selection Holiday Entertaining

Fun was had by all at our  Thanksgiving feast and this was helped by some fabulous goodies from Kroger's Private Selection brand!
OK I got a little impatient and tried out the Private Selection Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee before the event and took a nice picture of all the products :D


Leftover Turkey & Pita

Just a fun fast take on the leftover turkey sandwich -use pita bread! Cut pita bread in half  and place between paper towels I used whole wheat Toufayan brand). Microwave for 10 seconds. Puff open the pocket while holding with the paper towel or an oven mitt and place in your ingredients. I like cheese and turkey. Great for the little bits you tear off the bone! If I have fresh veggies on they go too. Microwave til the cheese melts and voila ~ Leftover Turkey Pita!

High Blood Pressure Cold Care = Coricidin HBP

To control a cold and high blood pressure at the same time use Coricidin HBP. I was not aware until I received the chance to review this for that people who have high blood pressure should avoid certain cold medicines! Decongestants may raise blood pressure - so now I will be picking out the cold medicine for my tough guy hubby who has high blood pressure! Hence to be called HBP , just like Coricidin does.

Coricidin HBP video with S.Epatha Merkersen

To learn more about high blood pressure like I did go to this website :


There is also this handy little quiz :

"Can You Escape the Silent Killer? 

*also links to more HBP info!*

So since I want to keep him I now have better information and Coricidin HBP ~  (coupon and product information link)      

I am Bzzagent Quarma and recieved coupons and a   sample for sharing this information :D  

Free Event ~Gwinnett County celebrates America Recycles Day!

It will be happening at Coolray Field , home of the Gwinnett Braves on Saturday , November 17th from 9 am to 12 noon. Great reason to check out Coolray Field and do Mother Earth and yourself a favor!

Gather up the kiddies for free food, children's activities and giveaways while giving those electronics the final dust off.
You can roll out with eight less tires per vehicle with the tire recycling  (No Dealers) and there is paper shredding too.

Electronics Recycling Information
The following is a list of items that Office Recycling Solutions will pick up:
no kitchen appliances :(
Cabling LCD Monitors
Cell Phones Media
CD Rom/DVD/CDRW Medical Devices
Computers / Laptops PDA/Handheld Devices
CRT Monitors Phone Systems
Digital Cameras POS equipment
Dry-Sealed Rechargeable Batteries Printers
DVR/VCR Scanner products
Electronic Devices Servers / Switches
Electronic Components Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Industrial switching      TVs ($10 cash charge)  

no kitchen appliances :( site suspended

I have a little hope however here is the public post

An important message from the Superpoints team: Dear Superpoints members,
At the end of January, 2011 the current team began to manage operations of on behalf of its owner, Superpoints, LLC, in the hopes that we could build a great rewards community. We did our best, but unfortunately Superpoints, LLC has decided to cancel our management relationship and take back management of the site.
Unfortunately we are forced to suspend access to and members will no longer have access to the site as of 3:00 pm central time on November 7th, 2012. We’re saddened to have to take this action, but extenuating circumstances have forced our hand. We’ll do our best to complete fulfillments on a timely basis for those rewards claimed prior to the site’s suspension.
FAQ: Will my pending redemption still be paid out?
Yes, we will do our best to fulfill all redemptions submitted to prior to 3:00 pm CST on Nove…

Burt's Bees bonanza

I am getting ready to open my intense hydration Burt's Bee's a new face care line with Clary Sage.
I am trying something new I'm going to say exactly what I think when I open it.
Cool it has night cream and a treatment mask and cream cleanser let's try that stuff out!
Thank you Klout and Burt's Bees for providing this fabulous kit to try !

Tip-A-Cop not a cow

We stumbled on this benefit at O'Charley's in Snellville , GA to benefit Snellville Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (SCPAAA). The only trouble I got into was when Officer T.D. Clark was trying to get me back to my table before my ice cream melted (and my husband was trying to wait) :D

Cool prize I won from!

I went to a Facebook party courtesy of  Authentic Simplicity a few weeks ago and learned lots of new stuff about coconut oil and millet among many other great topics. AND great giveaways and I won something! Thank you to the lovely Renee Harris at MadeOn Hard Lotion !

This natural three ingredient product really works - I did a little test. I used it on one arm and immediately could tell a difference. Then I waited. Next day I could still tell a difference - and the day after that. Enough waiting - I want to use this all over! I think the lotion kind of looks like a honeycomb too.

Digital Photo Storage Devices

Digital Photo Storage Devices:
This site looks like it will have lots of answers for my photography questions!
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Daryl Hannah, Eleanor Fairchild released from jail after arrest - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Daryl Hannah, Eleanor Fairchild released from jail after arrest - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports
They took her land for the pipeline.
Jobs or no jobs this woman had not been talked into it and they did it anyway. Scary.

Gwinnett County, GA: TV Gwinnett

Gwinnett County, GA: TV Gwinnett:

Recently I discovered there is  exercise programming ! This is a link to the program guide so if you are a local or just curious about my little neck of the woods tune in. I am curious about the program at 11:50 am "Outdoors Gwinnett: Frisbee Golf " . I have a few frisbees ;D

I caught the exercise programming the other day and will update when I further check out the schedule. y'all have a great day!
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National Consumer Panel seeking members!

Join me at  NCP (click here)
This is a Nielsen based company so if you are a member of one of their other ventures like Nielsen Digital Voice you can only be on one panel. Basically what you do is scan your purchases and send the info once a week. That is  my little scanner above ↑ Their motto is "Your Voice. Your Impact. Your Reward. " Kinda says it all pretty simply ! They also have surveys to further your impact (and add to your points ;D ). These are generally pretty short and some of the best written I have taken. You can use these points to donate to charity or redeem in their gift catalog. I keep getting tempted in the catalog however I have my eye on a big prize so I have been good at saving them. Speaking of prizes there are always some sweepstakes going on . I won some points last month (I like surprises!) and this month received extra points for my birthday! Sweet surprises and Happy Scanning!

Oh Yeah ~ Yummy Earth Organic Fruit Lollipops

Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops are stellar and available at local stores such as Toys 'R Us , Whole Foods and Publix (to name a few) as well as online at Amazon , etc. They were created by a couple of guys who knew their babies were going to soon be asking for candy and these are not only delicious ~trust me they pop on your taste buds when you pop them in your mouth ~they are 100% vegan. ALSO they are Gluten, GMO, Nut, Soy, Wheat and Dairy free. Each lollipop is only 22 calories. They have more products also like drops and gummies! I received a .3 oz bag (15 yummy lollipops) from and I was very impressed by the product so I am blogging about it!

Crayola Mouse - Compact Size for *KIDS* and ME

I wanted a new mouse and I have fairly small hands. While looking at the wall of Mice (mouses?) I spotted this fun little beauty. I am having to get used to having a plug-in mouse however no batteries needed. I have arthritis especially in my right hand so I wanted a compact mouse. Perfect fit.Even lights up! You could even share it with the kids :D !

So Easy - Homemade Banana Muffins

I almost always have bananas on hand. Sometimes I do not get around to eating them though so I have learned they are great for cooking! :D I like this recipe because it is pretty easy. Preheat oven to 375 3 large bananas the riper the better 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/3 cup melted butter ( I used the microwave then popped in the fridge as you do not want the butter to start cooking the egg!) Mash bananas. Add sugar and egg. Add melted butter. 1 & 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder Sift together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. Mix until moistened (Over stirring results in tough muffins!) Bake twenty minutes. Yield: 12 Big Nuff Muffins! I had some walnuts on hand so I crumbled them up and threw them in during the final stir. Yep you fill the cups up this high...Enjoy!

Love to Share Stuff I Dig Up

Lately I have been exploring the various media at my fingertips. I will start out with a simple idea and end up expanding into a long journey! Today I was just trying to change my header on my blog. I ended up joining Picasa and uploading all my photos (I think)- this is huge! I did manage to change my header :D Work in is huge! What do you think?

Bojangles’ Reservations get a free 4-piece snack !Aww this is over now.

Bojangles’ Reservations:

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Quantities are limited so hurry and reserve yours today! Check out their email club too! YUM!

Available August 27 thru Sepember 2. 2012 at participating locations: Atlanta, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Tri-Cities and surrounding areas :D

Klout | the Standard for Influence ...and Great Perks

Klout | the Standard for Influence:

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I like the perks on Klout because they introduce me to new concepts as well as products.
You can share your appreciation with your media associates by giving them Klout too :D
Klout score graphs help to show me when my media interaction/influence is peaking and waning . They are soon to release an easier way to view your web status soon with a new website design.

So click and see the View on You on Klout!

Car on fire

My street tonite

Hellman's sets chickens free (updated video!)

Hellman's Mayonnaise has committed to be using 100% cage free eggs by 2020.
They are celebrating by sharing things with you and me! Real Tastes Better
Lets start out with a recipe!
Turkey & Avocado BLT ...

INGREDIENTS1 Tbsp. Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise1 ciabatta or soft roll, split and toasted2 green leaf lettuce leaves3 ounces sliced deli turkey breast2 slices tomato3 slices avocado (optional)2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked DIRECTIONSEvenly spread Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise on roll, then layer with remaining ingredients.   
Just as easy as can be!
Tummy rumbling yet? Watch and see  

You could win a trip to the Food & Wine Classic in 2013 !
Just visit Hellmans/Facebook   or Real Matters/Hellmans
Entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. ET on August 20, 2012.

DISCLOSURE: Upon posting I am eligible for a drawing and any and all opinions are my own. Thanks One2One Network. I am a happy member!

Blogging with My Phone

  Trying out my new trick. It has been a froggy week. Trepidatious about how this will turn out ;D
This added later via computer as it would not allow me to publish however I shall work on it and the frog turned out nicely 8)

Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More

Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More:

I am posting this because I know it is a secure log in page for Facebook.  Always look in the address bar and make sure that you have a secure log in. It varies for different browsers however if you right click it on your mouse it will tell you its status .

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Improve upper body flexibility and increase energy with yoga-inspired arm stretches. - July 7th, 2012 - Daily Challenge - MeYou Health

5 Ways to Monitor Your Brand’s Effectiveness

5 Ways to Monitor Your Brand’s Effectiveness:

There is so much advice here relating to my blog I thought it would be great to have a link to blog advice on it! :)

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EarthCents - Lighting - Georgia Power DEAL on lightbulbs

EarthCents - Lighting - Georgia Power:

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I may just do this - Georgia Power is offering 25%-45% off select ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at Home Depot and Costco! Must be a member at Costco so I am checking out the Home Depot :D There is a list of participating stores on the website. No coupon required. The drawback to this is the store you choose must be participating and have the specially marked packages in stock. My local Home Depot is not participating (Lilburn, GA) however the Norcross Jimmy Carter branch and Duluth Venture Drive locations are. The GA Power Earth Scents website is really great if you have never checked it out. They provide the answers to those energy questions you have been meaning to ask and were not sure where to ask .

Dazzle everyone with Kroger's Private Selection line

Want to put a spark in your next summer meal and need some inspiration? Just look for the black and gold Private Selection label in your Kroger aisle!
BzzAgent Quarma (aka Kimberly S.) here to share more of my Kroger " Taste of Summer" adventure provided by! This is my lovely bzzkit packed full of ideas and coupons - all that and a bag of Private Selections Sea Salt & Black Pepper chips! It took two trips to Kroger to manage to gather all four of the Private Selection (chips,Angus beef, pie and ice cream) ingredients as they were out of all the flavors of pie the first trip. Hmm very popular stuff! Since the Private Selection line offers such a variety of flavors this was just a great reason to come back and grab some more. On this trip I got to meet Joe - my friendly Kroger butcher who graciously went to the back to retrieve a package of Private Selection Angus Beef for me -
Charming and knowledgeable! He restocked the shelf with the standard sized pac…