Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday is all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. It could be from another country, someone singing from the streets of NY, and more.

This week I'm putting up something a little different than normal. The song we've all heard more than likely.

There's no arguing that Audrey Hepburn was a beauty back in the day. She had style, and grace.

When she sang the song Moon River it stopped people in their tracks. It wasn't a complicated song, the song was just like Audrey, simple, pure and beautiful.

Now you know I like to put something on here that is new and different, so here goes: 

Galaxy Chocolate put out an ad a few years ago. They hired an actress that looked like Audrey Hepburn, but she didn't have Audrey's grace. Filming the set was expensive. Instead of trying to find a new look a like, they made Audrey 3D on the computer to fit in with everything that was going on around her. Yes there is a difference from the real Audrey to the 3D Audrey, but they look pretty darn close.

Can you tell that's not the real Audrey Hepburn?

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. I burnt the bottom of a pan this week - yuck! I could not scrub the burnt stuff off. I said to Daddy, "I bet vinegar will clean it, but I'm going to look on the internet first. Sure enough vinegar played a part. Cover the bottom of the pan with water, add just as much vinegar as water, and boil. Remove the pan from the heat, and over the sink add 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda. It will fizz! Use a scouring pad, clean that burnt crap out. If it's really suborn make a paste with Baking Soda and scrub some more.

  2. I don't use cleaners anymore. Well hardly anyhow. What do I use to clean with? Orange, lemon, lime, or clementine peelings steeped in vinegar for a few weeks.

  3. We keep an ongoing compost pile. Our winter load is 3/4 of a huge trash can. I'm ready for it to warm up, so I can dump it. I've thought about indoor composting for the winter time, but I'll have to look into it more. It seems to me that it would take up some room that we don't have.

  4. Some great things about composting: We go through less trash, our trash doesn't stink as fast, it's great for the soil, and the garden.

    Do you keep a compost pile?

  5. A new store in San Fransisco opened up where they are selling seeds by the register instead of gum. How cool would that be? I'd love if some stores would rethink what they put up at the checkout.
    Source: Read the full article here.

  6. Our diet is going good. I've lost 8 pounds (I'm writing this Monday, so I may have lost more). Daddy thought we would have lost more weight, but I've read it's better to loose slowly than to loose fast. You're more apt to put weight back on if you loose fast. My stomach has been feeling better with a limited diet. We've exercised every morning for 1/2 an hour. Then at lunch time if I'm not doing errands I fast walk around the building. Slowly we'll add foods back in. So far berries, apples, and beans have been added back into our diet. What I really want to stay off of as much as possible is sugar and milk products. Our boys still consume those things though. They to are getting more greens though.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative #Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I got a new kitchen table a little more than a year ago. It's solid, has the ability to expand if needed, and looks cool.

One problem with it is that the wood wasn't finished much. They really don't put much varnish on all wood tables any longer. I've been using placemats to help protect it. I've tinkered with the idea of varnishing it, but read that there are other ways to preserve wood.

Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative is one great way to keep my table looking nice!

You can see about the only good thing about the picture below is the product that's on it. The wood looks drab towards the back of the photo.  I even wiped it off with a damp washcloth, and it still looks blah. 

Before the use of Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative

The next photo is after using Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative.

After the use of Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative

It certainly shined it up, and helped clean it. I like knowing that I've got a product that preserves the wood.

After learning more about the company, and their products, I'd love to try out Floor and Restore! It makes dull floors with scratches look new again. 

About Scott’s Liquid Gold Company:

  • Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative was founded in 1951 in a garage in Denver, Colorado.  Some of the best businesses start in a garage.  

  • It is made with natural organic oils. The oils rejuvenate and restores all types of natural wood. I noticed no scent, which is a great thing!

  • Scott's Liquid Gold has been a trusted name in household care for generations. The name certainly was familiar. This is the first I've ever used it. Your mom or grandmother more than likely had a can of Liquid Gold under the kitchen sink!

  • Scott's Liquid Gold makes high quality household products that are sold in stores across the US. 

  • Scott’s Liquid Gold has been in the same location since 1970 and is proud to be an American manufacturer.
Giveaway Time:

One of my US readers is going to win this product:

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White Matcha Tea Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I'm on a diet right now. It's to loose weight, and to figure out what my body doesn't like. I have so many environmental allergies, and tummy issues. I'm sure food allergies are there to.

I actually drink the steamed water from the green veggies. It's not too bad if I refrigerate it first. Then I have a ton of water! Lastly I treat myself to warm White Matcha Tea.

I drink it because I know there is no added chemicals, preservatives, or sweeteners in it. 

 100% Pure Matcha
Natural Flavors
Artificial Coloring
MSG/Chemical Additives
I can't drink coffee right now. White Matcha Tea and early morning exercise both boost my energy level naturally. The tea is also:

• High antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream
Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
Helps maintain a beautiful complexion
Has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee, so there is coffee in it, but it's only 1%

30 grams is $19.99, a little goes a long way!

Why White Tea?

White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made. It is stone ground to a fine powder. They just used White Tea instead of Green Tea. 

Why would they offer a White Matcha? 

For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. They want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, they want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors.

What does stone grinding do for tea leaves?

This is special process that does not take away from the flavor or take away any of the health benefits of original tea leaves. Basically with the stone grinding process, you are getting the highest quality tea in its purest form outside of just having straight from the tea tree. It is simple and straightforward, leaving tea leaves with tons of flavor and amazing healthful qualities.

White Tea has some wonderful qualities to help maintain good health. In essence, White Matcha contains those same qualities with a purer taste.

It's super easy to make!
  • Put it in a smoothie
  • Add cows milk, almond milk, rice milk, or soy milk to it
  • Add water to it
  • Drink it cold
  • Drink it hot
Since I haven't been drinking milk of any kind, I just put a spoon full of White Matcha Tea in a mug, or jar, and poured water in it and drank it warm. Sometimes it does need a stirring towards the end of the drink. If I dink it in a jar, I put the lid on and shake it up instead of stirring it.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thank You For Your Votes

Little Emerson didn't win the special bike.

I just wanted to thank all those that did vote, and shared! Rosey at Mail4Rosey shared so much!

Just so you know every kid that was up for that raffle was deserving of the special bike!

This little guy won:

He to has many development delays.

I'm happy for their family! What a great opportunity for families to win something so great!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WW: Bowling {Linky}

This last weekend I decided it was time to go bowling. Both boys got to ask a friend, and both said, "Yes."

When Mica's friend came, his brother and sister wanted to bowl to. I was a little worried about being in charge of them all, and paying for 2 lanes, but their mom went to. She helped with everything. Mica talks about his friend all the time. 

Generally I do not post pictures of other kids. I did not ask Mica's friend's mom, so I won't post much on Mica. Just ones where you can't see his friend's face.

I did ask Isaak's friend's Dad if I could post pictures, of their son with Isaak. He said, "You have permission."

Here is Isaak with his friend. I'm glad he's getting some different friends. For awhile he only talked about being friends with 1 person.

Kindergartener's are so stinking cute!

Silly faces! Isaak got his face painted to look like Spider-Man earlier that day.

Cuteness Overload.

Isaak and his friend used this kid slide to roll the ball down. 

Isaak and his friend jumped up and down like this every time the ball rolled down the lane.

At school Mica and his friend are always together. 

Mica was trying to see if he could pick him up.

He managed to pick him up just a little.

Mica's friend's family had never been bowling, so Mica showed them how to do it. Truth be told - Mica had only been bowling once before.

Do you like to go bowling? Is bowling a sport, or a game to you?

My nephew that has special needs is in a contest to win a special bike. If you haven't done so already, please reach out and vote for him. You don't need to sign up for anything to vote. Thank you!

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