The hunt is on!


Nothing but DIY…


Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.


So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.


As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.


Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.


The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.


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October 4 – National Taco Day

It’s National Taco Day! YUMMY!!!!

A taco is one of those great traditional dishes that came from Mexico. I love tacos so much that I make them at least twice a month. We usually make our soft tacos as healthy as possible. Typical for us they include chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and a very small amount of cheese. When we’re really hungry we add rice and beans for a complete meal.

Today, tacos are enjoyed all over the world. Traditionally tacos are made with chicken, beef, vegetables, or seafood. The filling is folded inside a soft or hard tortilla and garnished with toppings such as cheese, salsa, or guacamole.

Celebrate National Taco Day by hosting a make-your-own taco party. Invite your friends and neighbors over in honor of National Taco Day and eat tacos till your heart’s content.

Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
by: Shelley Wiseman

Amazon Price: $13.96


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September 28 – Drink Beer Day


Let me start off this post by saying I do not drink alcohol, but I know there are a lot of you who do so I am going to post about this holiday for you.

I just ask one thing from you if you drink


Today is Drink Beer Day!

Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.

There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.

There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!

The Homebrewers’ Recipe Guide: More than 175 original beer recipes including magnificent pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from the master brewers
by: Patrick Higgins

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M&M’s Fall Celebration


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when you shop My M&M’s fall celebrations. Coupon code FALL. Offer valid through 9/24.

What a great HALLOWEEN treat.


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2012 NFL Season Opener


2012 NFL Season Kickoff

Photo Property of NFL

Well here we go ladies and gentlemen.

Giants vs. Dallas the first game of the 2012 season.

I am a Giants fan, sorry Dallas fans. You can’t deny greatness

If for any reason you can’t watch NFL tonight use this link to get the scores

Check the NY Giants schedule for the season.

Check the Dallas Cowboys schedule for the season.



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Happy Labor Day


Today is Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September to celebrate the end of the summer. This holiday celebrates the end of the summer with the last picnic, the last BBQ and hopefully the last of the heat for the season.
During my research of this holiday there are conflicting accounts of how this day came to be.
I’ll share both and you can make up your own mind.

1.) It’s said the in Matthew Maguire, a machinist, was serving as Secretary of Central Labor Union of New York proposed the holiday.


2.) Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor proposed the holiday after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday in 1887. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day. Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation’s trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers’ Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers’ Day. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories have made it a statutory holiday. [1]


Labor Day is also an important sales weekend for retailers. Some claim it to be one of the largest sales weekends, second to Black Friday. Unfortunately, some employees in the retail sector work on Labor Day and work long hours due to the importance of the sale weekend, HUGE kudos to those employees. Labor Day has come to be the symbolic end of the summer.

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 1983 in Darlington, South Carolina. At Indianapolis Raceway Park, the National Hot Rod Association holds their finals to the U.S. Nationals drag race. [2]


In the U.S., most school districts that started summer vacation in early June will resume school the day after this day while schools that had summer vacation begin on the Saturday before Memorial Day in late May will have already been in session since late August. However this tradition is changing as many school districts end in early June and begin mid-August. [3]





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July 29 – National Chicken Wing Day

There are over a billion chicken wings consumed each year. Yummy!!

In 1977 Chicken Wings received their own day in Buffalo, New York when then Buffalo Mayor Stan Makowski proclaimed July 29 as National Chicken Wing Day. Thousands of pounds of chicken wings are consumed each week in Buffalo and around the world. [1]

Chicken Wings are prepared in a couple of different ways:

  • Hot wings are covered in a vinegar-based cayenne pepper sauce
  • Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter
    Both are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.

    National Chicken Wing Day even has its own Facebook page.
    This is the recipes I used when I made my first batch of chicken wings. Enjoy the recipe!

    1/2 pound butter, melted
    Tabasco Sauce — see note
    salt and pepper, to taste
    chicken wings
    celery sticks
    blue cheese or ranch salad dressing


    Cut off wing tips and save for stock. Combine melted butter, Tabasco and salt and pepper. Divide the mixture, one part for raw wings and the other part for cooked wings. Coat raw wings in Tabasco mixture. Deep fry until golden and crisp on the outside, then coat cooked wings in Tabasco mixture again. Serve hot with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

    Note: use Tabasco sauce to taste, anywhere from 1/4 bottle to the whole bottle depending on the durability of your taste buds!
    Source: [1] National Chicken Wing Day (

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May – National Salsa Month

Summer is almost here and May is National Salsa Month!

For those who don’t know much about salsa, it translates to “sauce” and its origins trace back as far as the Aztec civilization! Thanks to it’s fresh and healthy ingredients, salsa replaced ketchup as the top selling condiment in North America in 1997.

I’m not sure how this monthly holiday came about, but who cares, we love it. With Cinco de Mayo this weekend, it’s time to really get our fill of Mexican flavors; starting with – salsa!

Salsa is seen as many things, a dip, a party food, an ingredient and to some a condiment. It makes a wonderful snack, is a must-have at any party, and can easily jazz up boring old recipes.

Chiles are the main ingredient in most salsa’s. Adding othere ingredients will create a delicious salsa that can be used with chips to meat.

If you are culinary challenged there are terrific recipes online or you can check this site daily for a salsa recipe through the month of May. Salsa makes everything better!

Salsas and Tacos:
Santa Fe School
of Cooking
                                   Secret Salsa Recipes Revealed

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - Get moving!May 1st – 31st is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

What a great time to promote the benefits of physical activity for adults.

Getting active increases your chances of living longer and can help you:

   *Control your blood pressure, blood sugar, and     weight
   *Raise your “good” cholesterol
   *Prevent heart disease, colorectal cancer, and     type 2 diabetes

Here are some tips to help you get active:

  *Aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity a week. This     includes things like walking fast, dancing, or biking.

  *Do muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. Be sure to     strengthen all major muscle groups including the legs, hips, back, chest,     stomach, shoulders, and arms.

It’s also the perfect time to teach your children a healthy lifestyle and help combat childhood obesity by getting your child more physically active and interested in sports.

Getting your child involved in soccer, t-ball, flag football, or gymnastics, etc., can help them build motor skills, encourage a healthy lifestyle and continued physical activity as they get older. Although some parents may want to avoid the competitive environment, it’s important to remember most youth sports for younger kids are non-competitive.

Unfortunately, around age 9 is when many sports begin to get competitive. If your child isn’t interested in competitive sports take this month to find a sport or league that can get them more active. Check your local YMCA, schools, and church leagues.
Presidential Proclamation–National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
For info:
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Dept W, Tower Building, Ste 560, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.
Phone: (240) 276-9567. Fax: (240) 276-9860.
Web: or

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New York Giants Win Superbowl XLVI

WOW what a game!!!!

New York Giants are SUPERBOWL XLVI Champs!!!

Final Score: 21-17    We are ecstatic!!!

Although they did have my heart pounding out of my chest in the last 3 minutes.

We knew they could do it. We watched this game in memory of my boyfriends parents who have both passed on.

They taught us to have faith.

FAITH:  A little faith will bring your soul to heaven,
but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul.

We thank GOD and them for the spiritual words of inspiration.

Thanks Mama and Papa, we miss you Rest In Peace!!

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