ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: December 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Planning for a family vacation

It's time to get away just the two of us so we've sat down and and started looking into many different resorts to see which option is best for us. My cousin has just recently planned her wedding and their honeymoon get a way so she was able to help us with some ideas. She had recommended that we look into all inclusive packages. This would make our get a way vacation that much more enjoyable! Once you are there you don't have to worry about all the extra costs. We have looked into an Caribbean all inclusive family vacation.

Karisma Hotels and resorts has got our interests. We can enjoy a world of sensuality and seclusion on the white sands of Riviera Maya. Karisma Hotels is a collection of unique beach resorts in stunning vacations destinations. Karisma offers the luxury all inclusive with beach beds with curtains for ocean view intimacy moments, beach side bar swings, swim up rooms with great ocean views, sunset margaritas served by a beach butler on their private stretch of sand and much much more. It's all part of Karisma's way of pampering all for one price.

Running on Empty

We are quickly running out of gas around here and the scary thing is that Christmas is next week and we are probably going to be too tired to enjoy it. Last night was the worst, the dog was whining for some reason and wouldn't settle down until almost 4am. Shortly after she finally settled down Kohl arrived down, sick with the flu. He stayed home all day so there was no sleep to be had in the house over the last 24 hours. Hopefully things will be more settled tonight and some sleep can be caught up on.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dreamin' of Turkey

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Club House. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's that time of year again the house if filling with Christmas Baking and everyone is preparing for the Turkey Supper and our traditional Boxing day Hot Turkey Sandwiches. I always make sure to cook a big turkey to make sure we can have left overs for a few meals. I have no problem cooking the turkey but the gravy is always a challange for me, too thick, too thin or not enough flavor. A few years ago I finally gave up and looked for an alternative a favorite in our house is the Clubhouse brand of instant sauces they are easy to make and the gravy is even better than Grandma used to make. Another favorite is the cheese sauce that we use for vegetables. You can check out the
gravy tips video to find all kinds of ideas you can use Gravy for. Club house is a trusted brand well known for making quality products to make our lives easier. You can check out their website and complete the newsletter sign-up and contest entry. The website is a great resource that you can use to get recipe ideas for all occasions. The site also offers a School House Section designed to help us learn more about flavors, spices and other baking tips to make the most of your kitchen. Take a few minutes and check out all the information to help you make your Christmas entertaining even better.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chrismas Countdown

The Great Christmas Countdown is on, now the hard part while the days are winding down we are extra busy at work so to find the time to go into town and finish our shopping is very hard. To make matters worse the kids are finished school for Christmas Break and that makes it even harder. We don't have a lot of things left to pick up but still we are not finished. I'm sure we will find a way to get everything finished, I hear Walmart is open 24 hours so perhaps late at night after work and the kids are in bed. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unique online bidding site

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Bidazzled. All opinions are 100% mine.

For me it's all about saving as much money as I can, with a big family it is a challange everyday to make ends meet. If I can find a deal I'm taking full advantage of it everytime. This is the season that makes stretching the budget even harder trying to find great deals on the things my family wants for Christmas. There are all kinds of online auction sites that allows me to try and save money but one that I recently discovered is the
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter Arrives

Winter arrived here on Sunday, we had company up and were worried about them when they headed out on the road for home when the snow was starting. Everyone made it home safe and the kids had a great time playing out in the snow as it fell. After the "Snow Party" we moved onto the kids Christmas party from Matt's work. It was a bowling party with a visit from Santa himself.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Caution Great Coffee Ahead

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NESCAFE. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am guilty of enjoying my coffee from time to time and it really is determined by what time of year we are. In the summer I like nothing better than to sit back by the pool and enjoy a iced coffee treat while the kids swim in the pool. If it is colder I have to have a piping hot coffee to warm up with. I spend so much (time and money) travelling back and forth to the local coffee shops I really had to reconsider my spending priorities. We decided if we could get a good coffee machine that would look after everything I wanted we would get one for the house to save some money. It took a little research but we discovered the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto machine. It would be a great gift and is on my Christmas "Hint" list to see if I get one. The Gusto machine will deliver quality beverages that are comparable to the best coffeehouses around. The kids will definetly love the Hot Chocolate feature they are always looking for a cup with marshmellows during the winter months. There is a contest right now that you can actually win a NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Machine by entering at, the contest runs until December 20, 2009 so check it out now to get your entry in.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Wonderland

It finally happened today, the first snowfall of the season, usually it happens a lot sooner than December but we all enjoyed the mild fall. The kids were very excited to see the white fluff falling. The dogs especially Riley didn't know what to do with himself when he went out to do business this morning as this is his first winter. This will surely put everyone into the Christmas spirit around here with only a few weeks left to go until the big day.