Friday, April 30, 2010

It's that time of the week ! The The Happy Book. is making it's way around the world.  As we wait for our turn to read and write in it ,as well as see what others have shared, we blog about what makes us HAPPY on Fridays. The above graphic was sent to me by a friend. Nothing like a bouncy frog to give you a smile in the morning! Here is my list of "happy's" for today:

  • Both of my sons passed the test and received their driver's permits.
  • Easy E finished his first softball season. He did really well. He also has a new friend. She played on the co-ed team with him. They are going to a concert together tonight at church.
  • DD passed his college prep test and is eligible for dual enrollment. This means he can take college courses while still enrolled in High School.
  •  Bo Bo is getting an award today at The State College of Florida. Along with his fellow students, he helped the math team place first among small colleges in Florida! **UPDATE** BoBo received 2 academic excellence awards. One for math and one for Philosphy! Woot!
  • Bubbles found her mouthpiece to the Clarinet. Yippee! mommy doesn't have to purchase a new one.
  • Making 4 meals for about $30 for a family of 6. I made Sloppy Joes on Mon, Homemade Chili on Tues, Hot Dogs & Chili on Weds and Chili Nachos last night. I have a feeling my family is in the mood for something different tonight!
  •  It's been a fabulous 2 weeks of making new friends via Blogger and twitter.
  •  New baby! My godson arrived 3 weeks early, and is perfect! I get to hold him in my arms this weekend!
  •  Unexpected financial blessings. Whenever I have a need, GOD always come through. Thanks also to my Saints and guardian angels!
  • The Sunshine. I will admit it, the humidity bothers me. However we are having some great weather. I might just put on a bathing suit and take a swim.
You are more than welcome to share your happy thoughts every Friday  with us. Just go HERE and add your name to the linky. Also tomorrow is Shyne-like-a-star-dance- party be sure to take 15 minutes out of your day and dance your heart out!  Until next time, have a HAPPY day and a wonderful week!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thanks to Silk Pure Almond for sponsoring this great giveaway.  
I had to take a photo of the randomizer as for some reason my screen capture would not work!
The winner, will get a coupon for the the delicious Silk Pure Almond & a great Chico Bag!

Woot! Congrats to:

DEBIJOT said...70

your blog follower

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Every week the Happy Book is mailed around the entire planet! 
While we wait for our turn, we share our happy thoughts on Fridays!
Come Join us!

Coach and Lissa 1988
22 years
Happy Anniversary Honey!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

If you are allergic to dairy milk or just  looking to try something new and delicious, I have great news for you.
Silk Pure Almond is now on the shelves of your local grocer. Or maybe I should  say 'flying off the shelves! " When I went to pick up the Silk Pure Almond, there were only three cartons left. I ended up picking up one carton of the regular and coming back again when I knew the Vanilla Silk Pure Almond was back in stock. Here are the some of the ways my family and I have been enjoying this great new product.
  • Ice cold, in a tall glass. Silk Pure Almond. tastes great. The regular tastes just as good , if not better, than dairy milk. The vanilla tastes sweet like a vanilla milkshake.
  • Smoothies. Yes we have tried both varieties of the Silk Pure Almond  in our blender. Strawberry bananas and also blueberries. My kids loved the smoothies so much, we made them FOUR days in a row!
  • With our cereal.
  • Pouring a small amount in a dish over strawberries. (my personal, favorite, sweet treat!)
  •  Using it instead of flavored creamer in my coffee.
Almond Milk has only 60 calories per glass. The Vanilla Almond milk has only 90 calories per glass. Also Almond Milk can be substituted for milk in  recipes. Cakes, soups, muffins! Cook and bake to perfection with few calories !  Here are a few  to get you started:  Pure Almond recipes
Also there are many benefits when it comes to Almond milk. Here are a few:

  • Each glass of Silk Pure Almond is an excellent source of antioxidants and provides as much calcium and Vitamin D as dairy milk with absolutely no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy or soy.
  •  Each serving of Silk Pure Almond provides 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that helps support normal heart and brain function. Also Vitamin E promotes a healthy complexion.
  • Almonds are recognized by health professionals as a nutritious addition to a healthy diet. Almonds have more protein and fiber than any other tree nut.
Be sure to find out all the nutritional  facts as well as the benefits of antioxidants in Silk Pure Almond HERE
Also you can Register to receive the latest news and offers from Silk Pure Almond and
receive  a 75 cents off Coupon

Now it's time for you to have an opportunity to win
a 1/2 gallon coupon Silk Pure Almond  and also  this

Silk Pure Almond branded Chico Bag!

Just tell me in your comment
 why you would like to try the Silk Pure Almond!
You can receive bonus entries by doing any or all of the following listed below.

  •  For 2 entries:  Become a Fan of Silk on Facebook 
  • For 1 entry:  Follow me on Google Friend Connect (I follow back)
  • For 1 entry:  Follow me on twitter ( I follow back)
  • For 3 entries: Grab my button and place it on your blog
  • For 1 entry:  Tweet about this giveaway. You can do this 1 x daily.
Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, as well as an email address if it is not visible in your profile. If you are posting as anonymous, please also include your first name.
 Giveaway is open to residents of USA, 18 years of age and older.
Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 20 at 11:59pm EST.
Winner will be drawn with random generator and contacted by email, announced on twitter as well as this blog. Winner has 7 days to respond  or an alternate winner will be chosen.
I was contacted by the makers of SILK to participate in this review and giveaway.  
I received 2 coupons to try the Silk Almond Milk and give my review. All opinions based on my experience with this product are truthful .
All nutritional facts and information was taken directly from the Silk Pure Almond website 
I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

 This week Jamie asked the exactly the question that I needed to hear.
 "What Do You Wish To Be Gentle With?"

My answer is simple. ME.
 Those darn gremlins have been in my head the past couple weeks. 
Telling me that I  cannot make the right food/healthy lifestyle choices or what I am doing is not enough.
When in fact, after a little crying episode last night, my hubby reminded me of how well I am actually doing.
I have been eating more veggies and fruit and have actually lost 2lbs! Woot!
Sometimes the gremlins in our head just get in the way.
 Time for for them to move out and cheerleader voices to move in!
Rah, Rah, Rah!Relax!Chill Out! You Can Do It! Go team Go!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
WooHoo! It's that time of year!  Many mom bloggers ( or those bloggers that love children) will to get to know each other as we hop along the blog universe. Our goal is to visit at least 20 blogs this week. It is so much fun meeting new people that have the same interests as yourself or are totally different. Either way you want to get to know them and become bloggy froggy friends. Guess what? There also are some great Prizes . For Us only,Us/Canada and International bloggers. Something for everyone! Here are few that interest me in no particular order and may interest you as well:

  1. Hobo International Clutch Bag worth $100 provided by:  superheroboy
  2. A Razor Rip Rider provided by :  busymommymedia
  3. 2 $30 Amazon Giftcards provided by  : escalatenetwork  ,Christine/.livelaughlove & afullcup each site is donating 2 cards!
  4. A collection of pewter treasure charms for birthday party for tween or teen $140 ( my dd would SO love me to win this for her) provided by:  amypeters.
  5. A goody Basket for Mom provided by: healthymoms
  6. A $150gc  provided arockinghorsetolove  Check out the FROG rocker, so Cute!
**GRAND PRIZE at the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025**

There are also gift cards, kids items, candles, scentsy warmers, blog design makeovers and so much more.There are too many to name. So, I would also be thrilled to win:
  1. US only prizes: #'s: 2,4,6,8,13,15,19,20,28,30,31,32,37,40,45,46,47,49,50,51,52,55,61,,68,72,77,78,85,88,91,92,9,97,104,107,112,113
  2. USC prizes: #'s 3,6,8,10,13,15,19,22,25,27,32,33,35,36,37,39,40,41,43,58,61,62,63
WOOT!! that is some  list, huh?
Be sure to check out 
for directions on how to participate in all of this the fun!
Also thanks to all sponsors and hosts of this great event!

Now it's time for me to share a little bit about myself.  I am a married, mom of 4 great kids and 2 cats. I am very close to my Mom (aka Mema) who lives next door. Faith, Family & Friendship are the biggest parts of my life. Also being thrifty, sarcasm/humor, garage sales, coffee,creativity, spirituality,reviews, giveaways, writing, blogging and twitter. If there is a tweet chat or twitter party, most likely you will find me there. If not then I am probably watching "Lost", "Castle" or "Survivor" or reading a great book. Also, in case you can't tell, I LOVE FROGS! I look forward to leaping around and  meeting as many of you as possible. Please let me know if you are following my blog or me on twitter. I always follow back. One can never have too many Bloggy, Froggy Friends!  Thanks for visiting the Lily Pad. Have a wonderful week!

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