Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cooling summer drink

1 cup strawberries, pureed
6 oz  frozen strawberry daiquiri (non OR alcoholic) concentrate
1 cup ice
1 cup water
1 cup milk (or 1 cup orange juice)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp vanilla (the secret ingredient…yum)
 Puree the berries in a blender, add all of the other ingredients. Whip/blend  until all the ingredients are frothy. Drink and ENJOY!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beach vacation or staycation

Loved the original movie

Romantic movie Nights in Rodanthe

Lucky people who have beach houses name them 

MY Seascape mantle 

Australian seashore photo from 

Emerald Coast Florida

My new BBF (BestBlogFriend)

I am a land locked person who loves everything beach, ocean, seashells etc. I lived near the Pacific ocean at one time and found I was most at peace when I heard the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves. It renewed my spirit.  Needless to say I seek out blogs that feature all things Coastal, Ocean, Beachy.
I am with permission featuring some photo's that touched me from few blogs. In the future I plan to feature Coastal home decor.  

I love ocean theme books, magazines, movies , I won't be able to vacation in the Emerald coast in Florida this year, I so crave being on a beach.   Is your dream vacations a beach vacation? Do you live in a coastal town, please share with a kindred spirit. 

Linking to these great blog hops! Welcome to all !

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Romantic shabby chic decor

I absolutely love romantic shabby chic home decor.  Besides lace, pearls and crystals color is important. All White, Pale blues and Pinks are the most popular colors in a romantic home.

Cindy of brought it all together.
One of the prettiest of romantic homes is Cindy's in California, recently she boasted of 3 million visitors to her blog.  

Crystal chandeliers in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dining areas is a focal point in most romantic homes...
This one is STUNNING! And the price is right $88.00

My Aunt had beautiful crystal chandeliers in her home which as a little girl I admired. I thought it would be extremely costly to decorate a home in shabby chic only to be delightfully surprised at some of the affordable ways to get the look!
Beautiful Romantic bedroom

From bedrooms to bathrooms and shades getting the romantic home may be easier than I first thought. It's those special touches, lace, flowers, pearls and crystal. There are beautiful floral fabrics that can be used as curtains or tablecloths. Floral wallpapers. Just let your creative juices flow and go for it. 
Beautiful Romantic lantern

Beautiful Blog

I could go on and on showing you some of my favorite things when planning decor for a romantic home, would love to hear your ccomments. 

Linking to Show and Tell Friday and ShabbyNest.Adding FollowFri40

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Barn stars

Today stars are usually crafted of metal, but originally they were painted onto the barns. According to legend, they were a hex sign used by German immigrants in America, which included the Amish/Mennonite communities as well as the Pennsylvania Dutch folks. Different colors had different meanings. Green barn stars symbolize growth, fertility, success in things and ideas that grow.

While the stars gained popularity outdoors, they have been brought inside as well. Barn stars were supposed to bring good fortune, offer protection against fires, hope, love, fertility, energy and harmony. Seems like a good symbol to put next to the bed! White barn stars also specifically represent purity, the power of the moon, and allowing energy to flow freely.

The medium-sized star is a fun accent in this mostly white kitchen. Black symbolized protection, also used to blend or bind elements together.

 A blue star was said to bring protection, peace, calmness and spirituality.

Linking to blog hop

Saturday, July 2, 2011

No bake lo-calorie cheesecake recipe

Picture Courtesy Of SkinnyTaste

No-Bake Cheesecake
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8  Size: 1 piece  Calories: 239  Old Points: 5.25 pts • Points+: 6 pts

  • 8 oz Cool Whip Free
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 9 inch reduced fat Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
In a large bowl, whip cream cheese, lemon and sugar for a few minutes until fluffy.Add Cool Whip and whip until smooth. Spoon mixture into pie crust and chill for a few hours, until firm. (You could also spoon into bowls and eat like a mousse for only 3.25 points each)

Thanks to SkinnyTaste for this YUM recipe!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

This weeks Coupons and freebies

Here are this weeks FreeFlys samples, and grocery coupons from CouponNetwork, Redplum, and Cellfire! Enjoy!

Free Samples from FreeFlys

Free 6-Ball Penta TP Pack from TaylorMade®

Free sample of Quaker® OatmealSquares

Free Slurpee at 7- Eleven® on July11

Free sample of LOreal® Youth Code Skincare

Free sample of Ojon® restorative hair treatment

CouponNetwork Coupons
50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Nature Valley® Granola Thins

75¢ off Nature Valley® Granola Bars OR Granola Nut Clusters
50¢ off Bisquick® Baking Mix/Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix
75¢ off when you buy Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch™ cereal
Save up to $4.50 when you buy Cottonelle® 12-Pk Toilet Paper
75¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Fiber One® 80 Calories cereal
40¢ off Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Brownies
75¢ off when you buy TWO any flavor select Yoplait® Yogurts
50¢ off on Betty Crocker® Fruit snacks
$1.10 off when you buy any package of FROSTY PAWS® Treats
50¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
50¢ off when you buy EIGHT CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX Cookie Crisp® cereal
50¢ off Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel®/ Scrambles®/ Pancakes
Save up to $3.00 when you buy select Scott® Items
Save $1.00 when you buy any Pledge® product
Save $10.00 when you buy $100 in Visa® Gift Cards
Save 75¢ when you buy four or more Dole® Mandarin Oranges
Save up to $3.00 when you buy Barbara's® Puffins® Cereal
Save up to $3.00 on THREE SCOTT® 1000 12-Pack Bath Tissue
Save $1.00 on GOOD SEASONS Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix
Save $1.50 on 4oz Glade® Candle or 4ct Glade® Candle Refill
Save $2.00 on any TWO FRESCHETTA® Pizzas 12oz or larger
Save up to $3.00 when you buy three or more Fiber One® bars
Save up to $2.00 on Hamburger Helper® Skillet Meals
Save $5.00 when you buy $50 in Visa® Gift Cards
Save up to $3.00 when you buy Nature Valley® Granola Snacks
Save $2.50 when you buy any two Budweiser® Sauces
Save $2.50 on Dr. Pepper™, Crush™ or A&W™ Dessert Toppers
50¢ off when you buy any TWO Gold 'n Soft® 15oz Tubs
$1 off when you buy any TWO Kellogg's® All-Bran® Cereal
$10 off when you buy Philips Bikini Perfect bikini trimmer
Save up to $4.00 when you buy OSCAR MAYER Lunchmeats
Save up to $4.00 when you buy four or more DEPEND® products
$5.00 off when you buy any one Flexamin® Product
$2.00 off Veet® Hair Removal products
$5.00 off any Philips Norelco Shaving Replacement Head
$1 off when you buy any two bags of SENSEO® COFFEE PODS
$2 off when you buy any Osteo Bi-Flex® Supplement or Powder

Redplum Coupons

L'Oréal® - SAVE $1 

Truvía® Natural Sweetener - Save $.75

Cellfire Coupons - available online until 07/11, redemption expiring 07/25

The offers below are available at Kroger and Kroger subsidiaries, Safeway subsidiaries (excluding Dominick's), Shop 'n Save, Lowe's Foods, and Foodtown.

Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos Rolls Snacks.

BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers OR Fruit Roll-Ups fruit flavored snacks.

Total cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Total cereal listed: Whole Grain Total, Total Raisin Bran, Total Cranberry Crunch, Total Cinnamon Crunch, Total Plus Omega-3s Honey Almond Flax.

Yoplait Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!)

Kix cereal Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Kix cereal listed: Kix, Berry Berry Kix, Honey Kix

MultiGrain Cheerios Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios cereal.

Fiber One 90Cal Bar Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies'.

Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Thins.

Gogurt, Trix, Splitz Save $.75
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos Rolls Snacks.

Bisquick Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE 28 OZ. OR LARGER Bisquick Baking Mix or Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix.

PB Toaster Strudel Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury Toaster Strudel OR Toaster Scrambles Pastries OR Pillsbury Pancakes.

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