Monday, December 26, 2011

10 RedHot Holiday Trends Betty Crocker Recipes Try Out For The New Years

    Still looking for some fun, fast and yummy recipes to make for the New Years celebration, fun party time & get togethers? Well Betty Crocker has 10 RedHot Holiday Trends Recipes that you could try out.

     I plan on making the fun and tasty #3 recipe below Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Stackers for our News Years enjoyment. They look festive and will be the yummy snack we can all easily reach for. You could make these in any size and I have a tiny bite size bisquit cutter that I plan on using to create a whole bunch of them.
And I plan on printing out a few of these to tag hang onto a few of my gifts to give so they can add them to there recipe card file.

  So the next time your in your grocery store think of Betty Crocker in a whole new way and create some of these fun & festive recipes below. Enjoy

Trend: Double Desserts

Taking two desserts and mixing and mashing them together is one of our favorite trends. Things like pie shakes, cookie stuffed cookies, and pie-filled cupcakes deliver a whole new kind of delicious. It’s a 1+1=3 kind of thing.
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Pie, meet cookie. Cookie, say hello to pie. When two all-time favorites come together, you get Pumpkin Pie Cookies, the star at your next holiday cookie exchange.

Trend: Boozy Baking

From booze cakes to cocktail pies, bakers everywhere are bringing the bar into the kitchen. A titch of tequila or a skosh of scotch whiskey adds a serious shot of fun and flavor for the over 21 crowd. We’re loving these boozy baked goods!
Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes
Taste for yourself what the buzz is all about! A bit of bourbon, a hit of coffee liqueur and some vanilla vodka-spiked frosting make these sophisticated chocolate cupcakes the ultimate “holiday helpers.”

Trend: Color. Flavor. Fun.

Traditional baked goods are being transformed with bright colors and playful flavors. With a little creativity and imagination, no one can resist this happy, fun food!
Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Stackers
Take sugar cookies to a whole new level of delicious! Kids and adults will love these cake batter flavored cookies with colorful frosting, and lots of sprinkles! Stack ‘em up and watch ‘em go.

Trend: From Cave to Kitchen

Forget the man cave. Today guys are in the kitchen making (or at least appreciating) really good food. Big food. Really good, big food that’s stacked and stuffed with the flavors they can’t resist.
Recipe: Mantastic Fried Chicken ‘n’ Waffle Sandwich
Here’s a new take on chicken ‘n’ waffles - made better with beer, bacon, and bourbon. It’s the ultimate manly man meal.

Trend: Skinny Cocktails

Here’s the skinny! Drinking high-calorie cocktails is so last year. The modern mixologist is shaking things up with light & flavorful cocktails.
Recipe: Skinny Clementine Martini
Add some clever sparkle to your next party. Enjoy these natural, light martinis made with fresh juice, high-quality liquor, and a splash of club soda. Lower calorie cocktails never tasted, or looked, so sweet. Cheers!

Trend: Better Than Bought

From canning to candy making, there’s a renewed interest in handcrafted foods. This season, homemade food gifts are just the right thing to show your care and creativity.
Recipe: Cajeta Caramel Fudge
Create the perfect combination of flavor and crunch with this homemade candy. Rich chocolate fudge layered with cajeta caramel, cashews and a sprinkle of sea salt—a recipe to impress.

Trend: Veggie Love

Once just tolerated, vegetables are now celebrated. Omnivores and herbivores alike have discovered that veggies offer variety and great taste, and are feeling the love.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Hummus
Hummus with fresh sweet potato packs even more plant power. Add a delicious blend of smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin to make this flavorful dip.

Trend: Shareworthy & Allergen-Friendly

Allergen-friendly foods may be free from things like nuts, dairy and eggs, but shouldn’t be free from flavor. Thankfully, we’re seeing new foods and recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone – whether you’re allergy-sensitive or not.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
Gather everyone around the table to enjoy this moist and delicious pumpkin bread. Made with no nuts, no dairy, no eggs, and no gluten - no kidding!

Trend: D-I-Y for D-O-G

Man’s best friend deserves man’s best effort. That’s why making your own dog food is one of the latest canine crazes! This year, homemade dog treats are at the top of fido’s list.
Recipe: Dog Bark
This treat will make your dog sit up and beg for more. Make the bark by melting carob chips and peanut butter then top with your dog’s favorite ingredients – bacon and cheese. Bow WOW!

Trend: Food Craft

The kitchen is the new craft room. With food as their medium, clever cooks are making amazing edible food crafts that are as good to look at as they are to eat.
Recipe: Chocolate Coal Lumps
Naughty or nice, everyone will love these easy cho-coal-late treats. Cocoa Puffs® cereal dipped in melted chocolate and marshmallows create these tasty stocking stuffers.

Mamawj's Moment Away BlogSpot Discloser: I received these details from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark and wanted to share some great recipes with you to enjoy for the News Years.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mission : Impossible Ghost Protocol - View it first in IMAX 5 Days Before The Crowd!

Starting December 16th, a full five days before its North American premier, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theatres across the country!

Join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will be right in the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the world´s tallest building; the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai, as this and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Go Below and see the trailer; You won't want to miss this on in IMAX!!
And be sure to Like IMAX's Facebook page!/IMAX and stay updated with the latest IMAX news!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Win a Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Ends 12/23

The Chick-fil-A Cow Watches are available in Kid’s Meals! And one (1) of my reader's here at Mamawj's Moment Away will win the Following Prize Pack: Chick-fil-A prize pack The prize pack will consist of: Five Cow Watches! Two Chick-fil-A Plush Cows! So go to the rafflecopter form below and get started to win it! And Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Plaid Acrylic Paints Bring My Painted Holiday Themed Windows To Life

   I have been as busy as a bee this week enjoying hand painting my old house wooden windows that I collect. And with winter here and these nippy brisk cold days right before Christmas, my theme I enjoyed painting today was Snowmen. As as always I love using plaid acrylic paints to bring my scenes to life.  I love using both choices of Apple Barrel & Folk Art acrylic paints made by Plaid. I buy the small bottles which last so long, always giving me vibrant colors.  I keep a big piece of card board placed down on my work shop table that I dab out small amounts of the paint colors onto and use lots of different size craft brushes by plaid in my painted design. Two of the plaid craft paint brush types I use most often are the 1/4" Angle brush & the 10/0 Liner brush. I just finished my Snowman Window today with a happy group of Snowmen enjoying the New Fallen Winter Snow. For depth and 3D effect of real snow I use the textured paint on the bottom of my paintings. As you can see by the photo my craft supplies are well used, which I have used so many times and I love buying more as I run out of a certain color. I buy my apple barrel and folk art acrylic paints at Ben Franklin or Walmart where they cost between 50 cent or $1.00 at great price for something that last for the many projects that I create. So of the prettiest items you can paint on for the holidays to display in your home are old wooden home windows, old house shutters, old mirrors, ice skates etc. These painted old windows look great in lots of areas for the holidays as decor like an entry hall way, in front of your fireplace, on on your porch with string lights behind it. So think outside of the box and put your plaid paints to use with lots of items to create yourself a seasonal item to display as decor for the Holidays. Do you love to paint as well?  Are you a plaid product user like I am? I love all there products. They offer lots of stencils which I sometimes use, but mostly I free hand paint my own design from my minds eye. My real weakness in plaid products are there paints & brushes which I buy every chance I get, you can never have enough hehehe. I'd love to hear your comments on what type items you enjoy painting onto. Merry Christmas Everyone.
                                                               Work In Progress
Finished Picture

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    ENTER TO WIN: $100 CVS/pharmacy Gift Card: Second Of Five Contests!! At Lady And The Blog

      Do you look forward each week to seeing the CVS flyer and getting great deals? Do you love scanning your CVS rewards card in that big red machine hoping for those awesome coupons that fling out for you?  Then your a CVS shopper like me!
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    Sunday, November 27, 2011

    Product Review Dale And Thomas Popcorn Sparkling Snowflake Six-Bag Samplers

        Make your gift giving for Christmas an easy, tasty & fresh one by giving them a Six-Bag Sampler of the Sparkling Snowflake Popcorn from Dale And Thomas Popcorn
    I was sent this yummy sampler for review and I loved the flavors offered in this pack. My favorite being Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter DrizzleTwists which were a gluten-free pretzel striped with combinations of Milk & White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter. And the gift box is so pretty for presentation that anyone would love receiving.
    Go here to dale and thomas popcorn     and check out this beautiful gift box set and make sure it's at the top of your gift giving list this year.

    Disclosure Note*  No fees were received for this sponsored product review, all opinions expressed here are solely my own and may differ from others. Thank You Dale and Thomas Popcorn for the product review I received.

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    November Means Craft Fairs For Me

       I love seeing November come because that's when I go to the local craft fairs & sell my crafts that I have worked so long and hard on through the prior year. I usually share this passion with my oldest Sister who also loves to craft & she makes beautiful items. Our interest in crafts are different , though she does sew and does a great job at it too. Seamstress work has been my field for 33 years now, it's what I enjoy doing for extra income as well as hand paint. And for the craft fairs I begin very early in the year hand painting my items which takes a lot of time to finish.
      We just finished up one of our craft fairs and I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't a bigger crowd that showed up , which I think was due to poor advertisement and lack of parking. A lesson I learned is not to do a 1st time craft fair and to wait to see how they did then possible enter my items in the next years set up.
    But, on a better note I did enjoy the day spent with my sister who I think the world of and meeting other crafters who all have such different fields of crafting ideas.
      I thought I would share with my readers some of our craft fair item photo's.  I love hand painting onto any item, in different themes, and my old hand painted windows were a big sale. I could of taken more & better photo's but got caught up in the fun of it all and never snapped as many shots as I should have.
      Hope you enjoy them, and feel free to comment on them or share your craft ideas with me because I love knowing about crafts and how they are used or with what craft company products you use.
       Happy Holidays!
    My Snowman Theme Hand Painted Window that I free hand painted using Plaid Paints in both Apple Barrel and Folk Art Acrylic Paints.

                                                            A mixture of our crafts, My sister makes gorgeous gift baskets and on the outer tables edge I displayed my fabric wall hangings and mini tree skirts
    Above picture shows the beautiful Wooden Room Dividers that my sister makes in all sorts of sizes & panel prints
    Fabric Wine Bags Displayed Made by My Sister
    Star Of David that my sister makes from old antique tobacco sticks, my wooden Santa Door Stop, and in the back ground more hand painted old windows that I do, in themes of apples & spring hummingbird theme

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Enter Oneida's Home For The Holiday SweepStakes 30 prizes in 30 Days

    Anytime that I can bring great news to my readers about Oneida & the great products or offers they so often & graciously offer consumers I happily do so & today I want to let everyone know about Oneida's "Home For The Holiday Sweepstakes" Where awesome prizes will be given away to the Oneida's Face Book Fans and they are surprising there Face book Fans with 30 prizes in 30 Days given away! Sounds wonderful don't you think? I sure do, that's why I got my ONE TIME Entry in on there Face Book Page. And you could do the same by going here to Oneida's Face book Page & "LIKE" Them first then go to there Left side bar and click on the Tab that says Sweepstakes. They have so many nice top quality products that no matter what we might win, would be like opening a wonderful Christmas gift! So hurry on over there to Oneida & get your entry in too! I'll even make it easy for you, here is that magic link for you Oneida's FaceBook SweepStakes Home For The Holidays  Enter By 11/29
    Don't Forget To "Like" there page first!
      OH!!! And Happy Holidays to Both Oneida & "YOU" my awesome readers :) here at Mamawj's Moment Away

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    #Giveaway #Win A Free Chick-fil-A Calendars ($30.00 Value) Ends 12/3

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    So Who wants to WIN a Free Chick-fil-A Calendar A ($30.00 Value) ??
    Great! Because ONE (1) US Entrant will win one right here at Mamawj's Moment Away!
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    Mandatory ENTRY REQUIREMENTS are to be done first on the Easy Rafflecopter form below (then if you choose to do extra entries the form will let you proceed forward. Please wait for the Rafflecopter form to load & refresh the page if need be. Giveaway Ends December 3rd  All Entry's will be verified when the One (1) USA Only Winner is chosen by rafflecopter and will be sent a winning email notification and have 48hrs to reply to that email with your Full Name/Shipping Address (No P.O. Boxes) and Phone Number Or Another Will be choosen
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    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    #Giveaway #Win Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD Ends NOV 19th

    The final face-off between good and evil is finally upon us as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is released on DVD November 11, 2011, just in time for the holidays! Join Harry, Ron and Hermione as they do battle against Voldemort in the epic conclusion to the film series everyone is talking about!  

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    One (1) Lucky (US Entrant only & No P.O. Boxes) Reader of  Mamawj's Moment Away will Win  a "Harry Potter and the Deatlhy Hallows Part 2 DVD"  Just in time to keep for your self or give to someone for Christmas!

    Mandatory ENTRY REQUIREMENTS are to be done first on the Easy Rafflecopter form below (then if you choose to do extra entries the form will let you proceed forward. Please wait for the Rafflecopter form to load & refresh the page if need be. Giveaway Ends November 19th All Entry's will be verified when the One (1) USA Only Winner is chosen by rafflecopter and will be sent a winning email notification and have 48hrs to reply to that email with your Full Name/Shipping Address (No P.O. Boxes) and Phone Number Or Another Will be choosen
    Winners Prize will be mailed out By the Sponsor @partnershub after December 2nd sent via FedEx or UPS.  Please Allow 3-4 weeks to recieve your prize
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    Go to the easy Rafflecopter Form below and get started to enter! Disclosure Note* No funds were recieved for this giveway prize sponsored by partnershub Thank You to my sponsor Partnershub

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Winnie the Pooh - DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack #Rafflecopter Giveaway Ends Oct 30th

      The Classics are still the best in my opinion. I grew up with Winnie The Pooh enjoying the soft and loving tender feelings it gave you to enjoy, that all time classic and seeing all the characters as they explored the hundred acre woods together. Then I got to see my now grown daughter enjoy it and then onto my grandson who loves them as well. Piglet was always my favorite character, and my grandson loved Tigger.
     And today I'm happy to bring you a great giveaway that my sponsors @ Partners-Hub & Walt Disney would like to give away FREE to one (1) of Mamawj's Moment Away lucky USA (only) readers!
      So come on a journey now with me to the
    "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood", for the latest adventure featuring the world’s beloved bear, Winnie The Pooh! Join Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Owl, Kanga, Piglet, Eeyore, and all of the classic characters you know and love when Walt Disney Pictures releases Winnie The Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray October 25, 2011!
    All my giveaways now will be conducted with the ease and enjoyment of Raffle copter, the simplest, fastest way to enter giveaways, so please wait until you see the Raffle copter form load , then follow through with my simple entry instructions below. Good Luck to who ever wins this awesome combo pack offered to you by partnershub

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    Mandatory Entry:
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    I'm not sure why but both my twitter and Facebook widgets seem to be bringing up dead links when you click on those widgets on my side bar, I am in the process of trying to fix those issues, so until then you can manually type in my two URL's for those options when you reach twitter and Facebook so you can see my pages to follow me on both socials to count as your extra entrys in my rafflecopter options as extra entrys, then just make sure to come back to the rafflecopter form and click on the tabs that say "I did this" and put in your info it ask for, so your entry will count on those, thanks.
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    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Dale & Thomas PopCorn Spooktacular Halloween Gift Box "My Ghoulishly Good Product Review"

    18 Days and counting down until Halloween Night. A time for party's and gift giving to your ghouly friends and family. Why not treat them to boo-rific gourmet treats that will really make there taste buds howl!!! There's Still plenty of time to order them a spooktacular Halloween Gift Box from Dale and Thomas Gourmet Popcorn, one that will treat there taste buds to awakening flavors like the Filled with two foot long bags of gourmet popcorn (Twice-As-Nice Chocolate Drizzle corn and Hall of Fame Kettle Corn), Parmesan & Garlic Cheese Sticks and Milk Chocolate Popsters (freshly popped caramel corn dipped in rich milk chocolate), and the decorated gift box is an affordable way to send big Halloween greetings. Each bag of Dale and Thomas popcorn is one foot long and serves 2-3 people. All of there popcorn is gluten free and kosher OU-D.
      And right now you can buy it at a 25% savings with the cost at $18.50 for the Dale and Thomas Popcorn Spooktacular Halloween Gift Box

      I shivered with excitement when my review of the same gift set showed up on my doorstep, the box is so unique in design,

     and inside were my individual bags of each item listed above, so fresh and ghoulishly delouse. We love the Parmesan & Garlic Cheese Sticks, which I served before our spaghetti dinner as our appetizers, that matched perfect with the flavors. Then we enjoyed a Halloween movie,a fire in the fireplace and while I munched on the Milk Chocolate Popsters, my hubby and grandson sweeped into the Hall of Fame Kettle Corn.

      This is such a multi choice gift set that's just perfect for a party, for your guest to enjoy. As a crafter,I plan on using my empty gift box as a luminary for my treaters to enjoy by cutting the window panes out to the haunted house and placing a battery charged flash light inside so it shows off the spooky scene both inside and out. And keeping it each year for Halloween as part of my decorations to enjoy. And the Milk Chocolate Popsters I think would make ideal toppings for other halloween treats you might make and serve as the eyeballs, or other great ideas I bet you could come up with.
       So hurry and get on your web-broom stick and fly on over to Dale and Thomas Popcorn and order you this spooktacular Halloween Gift Box just in time for the Haunting Hour on Oct 31st where you can Shock your Spooky Friends with the great gourmet taste that only Dale and Thomas Popcorn can bring them!
       Order it now before the full moon midnight hour...On Sale Now at a  25% off  savings Dale and Thomas Popcorn Spooktacular Halloween Gift Box    It really is ghoulishly good!

    Dis closer* I received the same review item above from Dale and Thomas Popcorn with no other compensation for this review, and we love each flavor, though others opinions may differ. Thank You Dale and Thomas Popcorn and Happy 2011 Halloween!!

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    #Win #MyBlogSpark Big G Cereal Star Wars Promotional Prize Pack & a $25 Walmart Gift Card Ends 10/18

    This is a MyBlogSpark Big G Cereal Star Wars Promotional Prize Pack Giveaway
    Sponsored by MyBlogSpark, Walmart And General Mills
    Where (1) ONE USA Entrant Only here at Mamawj's Moment Away BlogSpot
    Will Win This Prize Pack

    One box of each of the following cereals to form their own Star Wars panoramic poster:
    *Honey Nut Cheerios
    *Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    *Lucky Charms
    *$25 Walmart gift card

    Giveaway will end on 10/18 at 9 P.M. EST
     Winner  will be Chosen By And Will Receive a Winning Email Notification from Me & Will Have 48hrs to Reply to that Email OR  Another Winner Will Be Drawn (So IF Your Email address Is Not In Your Profile "Leave It In With Your Comments In the Entry Form" Because I Need To Contact You If Your Chosen As The WINNER"
    "Disclosure:  The cereal, gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills  through MyBlogSpark."

    Read More:
     Calling all Star WarsTM fans! Now you can take the Star Wars adventures to new heights by bringing home STAR WARS THE COMPLETE SAGA on Blu-ray Disc September 16th.  Relive the unforgettable moments and experience the spectacular adventure of STAR WARS The Complete Saga in a way only Blu-ray can deliver.
     This incredible collection unites all six Episodes together for the first time in stunning high definition with the purest digital sound in the galaxy. With over 40 hours of thrilling special features, including all-new content created exclusively for this release, you can journey deeper into the Star Wars universe and discover more than ever before. Feel the Force of STAR WARS The Complete Saga on Blu-ray this September! 
    In honor of the release, select General Mills Big G cereals have a limited edition Star Wars good versus evil image on their packaging, which when combined creates a full panoramic poster.Exclusively at Walmart, look for specially marked boxes of Big G cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, and Lucky Charms®. Collect all three to create a Star Wars panoramic poster showcasing your favorite characters, like Darth VadarTM, Luke SkywalkerTM, Han SoloTM, Princess LeiaTM and more.
    Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, the 9-disc STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA will be available on Blu-ray September 16th, courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
    May the force be with you as you check out these Star Wars boxes at your local Walmart for a limited time only!              

    Find more information about Big G cereals at
    Find out more information about Star Wars The Complete Saga at
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       My Favorite Star Wars Character Is "Princess Leia. And my favorite episode is
    A Strong-Willed Senator    Episode IV: A New Hope - 1977
    When,Darth Vader confronts his prisoner, Princess Leia, who denies having any knowledge of the stolen Death Star plans or the Rebel Alliance.
     We love the Taste of  All 3 of the Cereal's that were in our prize pack, my favorite is the Cinnamon Toast Crunch and my grandson loves the taste of the Lucky Charms.

       He already has planned where he will put his poster up from our 3 star wars promotional Big G Cereal Boxes.

    NOW On To This Great Sponsored Giveaway Prize Pack!!
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    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Gain Prize Pack Giveaway ends 10/11/2011

    Who of you Love's  GAIN  out there? I'm at the top of the list of fans. I love all there scents and that would include around 12 to choose from, with Lavender being my favorite, following closely behind with there original scent. And not only can you enjoy any of those aromatic scents in your laundry, they let you enjoy it now in there dish washing liquid and there febreze fabric refresher. I would love any new product idea they came out with, seriously. Now Back to the laundry products that Gain makes like liquid laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, and fabric dryer sheets, the 3 perfect products you need to start your stinky laundry pile off with , just to finish it off with in the dryer as they come out smelling fresh with your chosen favorite Gain scent that will let you enjoy a fantastic favorite scent for days! So which scent do you like best from Gain? Maybe it's Lavender like me, or the original scent or ocean escape? Want to WIN a complete 3 set of Gain Laundry products in the liquid laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, and fabric dryer sheets? Well, great then! Just mosey on over to one of my long time favorite blogspot's at   and Answer that same question on what's your favorite Gain scent?  And you'll be in to win her awesome Gain sponsored giveaway! Hurry up and enter her giveaway that closes Oct 11th, and take advantage of her extra entry options after you have visited her sponsor GAIN and completed her mandatory entry into her Gain great giveaway! Good Luck!

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    #Giveaway 3 USA Winners Chosen Coupon for Free LovinScoopFul Ice Cream ends 9/28 Closed Winners Announced

        Who wants to win a free ice cream coupon for LovinScoopful? Great!! This giveaway will let (3) Three Winners be chosen. Open to US residents only. I was sent three coupons for free by LovinScoopful ice cream company that I can't use here in Tennessee so I want someone else to get to enjoy them. The coupons are good until Dec 30th 2011, so you still have plenty of time to enjoy them if your one of the 3 lucky winners chosen by Rafflecopter. This Giveaway will end on 9/28

        Be sure to visit the STORE LOCATION of LovinScoopful here and see if your state has a store near you to use your coupon. Note*** States who sell the LovinScoopful brand ice cream are highlighted in RED
       A little bit about LovinScoopful  from there web site
               Did you know that Lovin’ Scoopful’s goal is to create as many smiles as possible. Not only are we creating smiles on the faces of our customers but also on the faces of so many others that benefit from our donations. Lovin’ donates 25% of its post tax profits ($50,000 minimum annually) to Special Olympics. Ice cream and Special Olympics make for a great foundation on which to build the Lovin’ brand. Ultimately they hope to introduce many products; each donating proceeds to a unique cause that helps power the human spirit.
      I think that is wonderful to bring smiles to well deserving kids!
    I hope you will visit the LovinScoopful site here and read more about there efforts and great products.

    Good Luck to (3) Lucky Winners  which I will email and you will have 48hrs to claim your free coupon and send me your ship info or another winner will be drawn.
    **Disclosure  LovinScoopful provided me with these coupons to giveaway and no other compensation was taken from them. Thank You LovinScoopful

    Our Beautful Mountains are showing Fall's color's here in eastern Tennessee

                  Fall is my favorite time of year and we are so blessed to live in the eastern part of Tennessee where we get to enjoy cooler weather in the Fall and watch the blanket of colors that surround us. Last weekend hubby & I took a ride up to the mountains that we use to live on called Camp Creek Bald Summit - Tennessee Mountain Peak. And we actually lived on and owned land there that was part of the Appalachian Trail which was beautiful  full of deers, black bears, linx (which I saw on my back porch once and was shocked and how big they were) and black panthers which I heard at times when they call out with that eerie call they make into the night time hours.
    We grew apple trees there to enjoy, had beautiful flowers that thrived so well and enjoyed hummingbird's feeding upon them. And after our daughter married and moved out we decided to sell and move to the rural part of town. Where now we can sit upon my front porch and see the long spand skyline mountain peak beauty that use to live right in the heart of, which is just 15 miles from here.
      Up on the mountain there are two choices once you get half way up there where we lived  in which you can go on up too the Bald Mountain Peak or go across another mountain (called Green Mountain) then work your way back down to the base of those mountains back close to town. 
      It's such a beautiful sight to see while up there at mid point before you go across Green Mountain. There is a place that was donated for public enjoyment use by the "Dillards " Part of the Cherokke National Forest which has 3 ponds that each year they have free kids fishing day at. And we stopped by there first for a picnic by the ponds.

    Wild Maples already changes colors for fall
    On Green Mountain working our way down to reach the town you see in the picture

                                                              Closer View through a patch of  Jack Pines
    Beautiful Wild Flowers along and up the outer banks of the gravel road across the mountain

    Beautiful gravel winding road through the mountains
    . Then we rode on across Green Mountain where we saw in full bloom wild flowers, sour wood trees and wild maple trees already starting to turn colors of golden yellow, burnt umber, and scarlet reds. And the view down upon our community is just an awesome sight to take in, with farm sites, grassy meadows, and our little historic town, all in one mix of visual beauty.
      It's beauty to enjoy whether your up  on the mountain looking out or down here on my front porch looking up into it.  And as the trees turn more and more in autumns colors it will look just like a big rolling country patch quilt of many colors.
      I can't wait to go back up to the top of Bald Mountain in October with our grandson on a day out with picnic planned which he has never seen before.
      Hope you will enjoy my pictures shared of a wonderful day out going Up, Across & Back Down our beautiful mountains we are blessed to have here in eastern TN.
    I'd love to hear about your Fall colors you are blessed to see in your spot in the world  :) Julie

    Links to the Mountain mentioned

    Help Donate $1 per Fan When You "Like" Oneida LTD on Facebook & Help Kick Off the Hunger Cause Sponsored By Sodexo Foundation

      Have you ever known real hunger and having to do without having food and nutrition? Or Do you know someone in your own community that goes hungry? Growing up we were a family that had less and knew really hard times but never hunger, real hunger. But that is what we face as a worldwide problem that is a wide spread issue right here in our own USA. And a company that I know and stand by called "Oneida LTD" just kicked off a Hunger Cause promotion on there Facebook page, where they have partnered up with  "Sodexo" a  Foundation, who helps fund programs all across the US to reduce hunger and malnutrition for children and families.

     You can read more about the Sodexo Foundation here 
    And ONEIDA  is donating $1 per fan for the first 1,000 fans that "Like" Oneida's Facebook page'  now through October 12, 2012. And this is incremental to a 6 month program where they donate a percentage of sales to this foundation.

    I hope you will join both Oneida and the Sodexo Foundation in there cause to help fight hunger and donate $1 to this great cause simply by the click of a button that says "LIKE" on the Oneida FaceBook Page, and help so many hungry people in dire need across America.
    go here, it only takes a second but does so much...........thank you

    Feel free to leave any comments shared below as well, I love hearing your thoughts.

    Disclosure* No fees were paid for this promotion to me by Oneida and the Sodexo Foundation. Opinions expressed here are  my own. This is a great cause effort sponsored by two great company's.

    Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Need Some Great Fall Recipes To Brew Up? Come Check Out Betty Crocker Fan Fare

       With Out A Doubt Fall is my favorite time of the year.
     I love the cool crisp air and the coat of many colors that our beautiful
    tree's turn to here in Eastern Tennessee, a perfect time to enjoy a fire while kicking back and enjoying
    all your favorite TV shows. And Betty Crocker loves to be your Fan Fare while doing so!

    And who better knows fan fare treats than Betty Crocker!
     With lots of colorful beverage recipes and tasty treats to make and enjoy for
    all your favorite vampires, housewives and talent TV shows on  that leaves you hungry for more

    Speaking of hungry, Betty Crocker´s food experts have created fun and delicious food ideas that bring your favorite TV genres to life! And now they´re teaming up with reality TV star and "bachelorette" Trista Sutter to share more great ideas that are perfect for TV viewing parties with friends and family!
     Just a few to mention are ones like the

    Blood Red Sangria Cocktail

    This citrusy martini gets its striking layered appearance from drops of sangria-inspired simple syrup made from red wine and dark sweet cherries (after all, "sangria" means "bleeding" in Spanish!). An "impaled" cherry adds the finishing touch. Get the recipe at
    Or one of my choices I plan to enjoy are the "You Be the Judge Popcorn Mix"

    These pop corn mixes are customizable with a variety of flavors that bring personality to the table. Which one is your favorite - Sugary Sweet, Angry Jerk, Worldly Spice or Flaky Nut? You Be The Judge! Get the recipe at
    So join Betty Crocker in there Fan Fare where you will finds lots and lots of other great recipes for any of your great watched TV shows!
    NOTE***I received the details from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

    Betty Crocker Fan Fare:

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