ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Golden investment opportunities

As hard as you might try to find him, the reality is that you won't find a magical leprechaun with his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Granted a rainbow in itself is very magical it simply doesn't happen to have a leprechaun attached. Now that doesn't mean that investing in gold wouldn't be a great idea, long known to generations all over the world as a sign of wealth and beauty, Gold has been a great investment choice to secure a future. Knowing how to buy gold bullion, bars and other forms of gold can be a challenge and you should take some time to study before you buy. The good thing in choosing Gold for your investment portfolio is that it has proven itself to be a very safe choice with healthy returns. It is a smart idea to diversify your investments and having a portion of at least 5% gold in your investments is a healthy secure choice.

How the Grinch stole Christmas

It has been a frustrating Christmas season for us, normally we would be so excited heading into Christmas but this is an unusual year. Thanks to my husbands work they swept in and stole our Christmas by tossing him out of his job with no notice and not even a penny of severance. To make things worse because of the crazy story they made up we don't even qualify for EI. |Merry Christmas to us and thanks evil company that stole our future and Christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nutcracker Heaven

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My son and daughter are starring in there dance school's production of the Nutcracker, they have been working on it for a few months now and the performance is really starting to come together so beautifully. They are very excited to be part of such a big show, I thought for Christmas I would surprise them with a special little Nut Cracker and Mouse King of their own. I was having a hard time finding just the right holiday gifts in the local stores but there isn't much selection around here so I decided to try shopping online. I found this guy on the Pier 1 web-site and he is perfect for my son.

While I was visiting the site I found some very exciting decorating items that I want for my dining room to help bring the Christmas Spirit into the house this year. One of  my favorites is a gold beaded table runner that will look beautiful down the middle of our dining room table. I'm really into the traditional look for Christmas Decorating and tend to stay with the standard gold, silver, red colors when it comes to my decorating.  It is also nice to shop at a retailer that gives back to there communities, Pier 1  is looking out for kids in need this Christmas with promotions online and in-store. You can donate any new unwrapped toy at your local Pier 1 store. Online you can like Pier 1 on face book and Pier 1 will donate $1 to the Toys for Tots Program

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Boxing Day Early

One thing that is working out to our advantage this year is that the store flyers all start on Friday so this year all the boxing day flyers start early. I just got our flyers today and now we are making plans for Friday morning as to where we will be heading for shopping fun. You can tell the stores are hurting for business because there are a ton of give aways in their flyers this year compared to other years. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Golden Options

As hard as you might try to find him, the reality is that you won't find a magical leprachaun with his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Granted a rainbow in itself is very magical it simply doesn't happen to have a leprachaun attached. Now that doesn't mean that investing in gold wouldn't be a great idea, long known to generations all over the world as a sign of wealth and beauty, Gold has been a great investment choice to secure a future. Knowing how to buy gold coins, bars and other forms of gold can be a challenge and you should take some time to study before you buy. The good thing in choosing Gold for your investment portfolio is that it has proven itself to be a very safe choice with healthy returns. It is a smart idea to diversify your investments and having a portion of at least 5% gold in your investments is a healthy secure choice.

A delicious new treat

Remembering back to the good ol days and the treats we loved as kids my husband brought up pudding pops. He used to have these every summer, especially the Jello brand with "Bill Cosby". Trying to figure out how to recreate these for the kids was a challange but with a little google search we found the solution and it was simple. Make Jello pudding as per the directions and pour it into freeze pop makers, try it you'll love them, our favorite Pistachio.

Kitchen fun

We are back into finishing our kitchen, we took a break through the winter to gain our breath but now with the fresh spring weather we are back to finishing up our renovation. We are adding shelving and refacing all the cabinets. We also bought new doors from the local mill work shop to make the kitchen look the way we want it to. I am so excited to finally get this project behind us.

Recycle your gold

With record prices for gold and precious metals in today's market it is a sellers market. It has become increasingly hard to find new deposits of Gold and Silver in the World and with prices so strong right now it is the ideal time to cash in on your unwanted or damaged jewellery. There are many companies that will send you a package to send your gold and jewellery to them for assessment and then send you back and offer. You can turn the offer into cash or decline and get your items back. It's a pretty exciting market that you can easily take advantage of with a little assistance from the United States Gold Bureau you can buy gold, silver or other metals and coins and have them delivered to you or stored in an independent bank until you need them.

Little mouse go away

Well a couple of months ago we discovered we had a mouse in the house, in the end we ended up with 2 and we caught them and thought that was the end of that. This morning we pulled out the dog food bag to refill their containers and there was a hole chewed in the bottom and debris around the bag. I guess it means we need to get the traps back out and ruin Mickey's day again.

Lego Video Games

The boys love their video games but we are always looking for the right games for their age, it can be difficult. We recently found the Lego series of games that all the kids enjoy and can work together to try and win. First it was Lego Starwars, then Batman and finally over the weekend it was Indiana Jones. They love these games and now are looking forward to the new Harry Potter Lego that came out a while ago that is on their christmas list.

End of the Rainbow

It's a rainy day here today but with sun peaking through we are eagerly awaiting the appearance of a Rainbow. I always love this time of year when we get those sun showers. There was always talk of chasing the end of the rainbow and catching the little leprachaun for his bucket of gold. Now of course we all know that is an unlikely fairy tale but in reality it is a good time to buy gold bullion with the current state of the economy it is making the trade of metals and coins more valuable. Gold is trading at it's highest value in some time and continuing to raise. Gold and preciouse metals have always been a very good investment as they have been throught the test of time and have proven themselves to provide reliable investment with safe return. If you are interested in finding out more about the Gold Trade checkout for more information, but don't forget to let the kid in you chase the dreams at the end of the rainbow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town

It's coming up on that time of year when Santa comes to the malls and the santa clause parades hit in spades. It is funny here because we have 3 communities that are pretty much within 20 minutes of each other and they all have their own Santa Claus parades rather than 1 big one. It's kind of fun because with a busy schedule sometimes it can be hard to make one, at least they are all on different weekends

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most wonderful month of the year

It's that time, everyone needs to get into shopping mode as the countdown to Christmas is now here as it is the first of December. I will be trying very hard to get Christmas shopping done early this year so I don't have to rush around at the end when the malls are so crazy, I really can't stand that, and everything is all picked over anyway so to get the best gifts possible this year I am making an effort to get done early...wish me luck

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Sanity Saver

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Being as busy as I am trying to work 2 jobs and still get the kids around to all their activities my cell phone is my lifeline to make everything work. My husband and I are always checking in with each other to make sure we are where we need to be and that the kids get to their activities on time. My cell phone can be used for so many things it was important to have one that would have all the latest features. The LG Optimus 7 has access to over 80,000 applications from the Android Market. This allows me to download games and other apps onto my phone to help keep my little one entertained while we are waiting around. When I was shopping for a new cell phone I wanted one that would allow me to take pictures and video's and also share it with my digital media. It also allows me to play his favorite movies on the HD screen and I can even text or use the voice option to dictate my text messages. LG phones really offer all the latest features at very affordable prices and provide great quality and durability.

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Let it snow

I can't wait for all the snow to start hitting the streets, I am tired of the cold weather so it might as well start snowing so I can hit the snow hills and enjoy it again. I bought new ski's the end of last year so it is time for me to get out and hit the slopes and enjoy the powder. It should be a great time once it hits and hopefully the snow lasts for a while too.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

History of Investments

Wouldn't you like to have all the money in the World and not have to worry about your money and how to make ends meet. One of the smartest investments people can make is divest and buy gold to improve their financial situation. Gold has long been proven a growing financial commodity and with current World conditions that see us with a shortage of raw Gold material there has never been a better time than now to get on board with Gold investment. Gold has long been proven to be a winner of investment portfolio's and has been increasing in value for generations. It really is a win win situation when you take the time to research your investments you will find that Gold has had a proven track record.

Kohl Mr. Suave

Of course Kohl is always the coolest, he was looking good an was hamming it up for the camera. Of course he was also the first one into the water when we were all done our pictures. He was totally soaked and had a blast, it's a good thing I got all the pictures I wanted before because once they were in the water they were wet.

Jay, just getting through

Jay would have to be the one that enjoys picture day the least, although I have to admit that even he was really good this year for being patient with us when it came to taking multiple pictures. He is maturing a lot and even helped with the kids instead of picking at them and making everyone miserable.


I have long been fascinated with the beauty of gold and silver, the most precious of metals. When I was younger I would spend time playing with this old coin collection in my grandparents basement wondering what kind of adventures they went on to get their gold coins. Gold coins have been used for generations and all around the World as a sign of wealth and power. It has also been used as a financial trade material used to trade or purchase goods and services. Gold coins are really fascinating and if you are interested in finding out how to get involved in the trade of gold coins you should take time to research the history of the trade by using the experts at the US Gold Bureau.

Trin the natural

Of course Trinity was the natural of our family when it came to posing. Always ready for the camera she was fantastic and seemed to make here way into many of the pictures. This is one of my favorites but then again check out the family blog for many more of the shots that we took during our day at the beach.

My boy Blake

We had a great day taking family pictures, it's an annual thing for us now and the kids are getting the hang of it. They all co-operate and work together to get the pictures done so we can have some fun pictures too. Blake was fantastic posing and was looking very relaxed, we got lot's of shots that I have posted on the family blog but this was for sure a relaxing moment for Blake.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Love that glitter

For generations people all over the globe have enjoyed the beauty of gold and other preciouse metals. Gold has been used for many purposes over the generations from jewellery to a form of money to a sign of wealth. The great thing about gold barsis that it has proven itself to be a worthy investment as it holds or increases it's value for generations. With the current conditions in which the available raw material's that can be used for productions has not kept up with demand. This is leading to an increase in the value of your gold investment and with the current market trend your investment with continue to grow as material continues to depleate. Take advantage now of this great investment to build your portfolio for long term growth.

Birthday Boy

Tommorrow night we will be celebrating our youngest son's 6th birthday. He wanted to have a party with his friends and as it is close to Halloween he will be having a costume party at the same time. He is pretty excited to get through tommorrow's day of school so he can get to the fun of his party. It will be a busy day but I'm sure it will be worth it if he has fun.

It's freezing out

My nice temperatures have disappeared, it was so nice but the last few days it is approaching Freezing temperatures. It unfortunetly looks like it will be very cold for Halloween night when the kids are going out trick or treating. At least their costumes are extra big so they can wear extra clothes underneath their costumes. It will be a lot of fun getting out with them for a few minutes before I have to head off to work.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

All things Shiny

Everyone loves shiny things, many of our favorite things are gold and silver and although these precious metals have long been used for jewellery and a sign of wealth they have also become a very strong investment commodity. With the available raw material becoming harder to find manufacturers are looking at alternative ways to find their gold and silver. This lack of material is driving the value of gold and silver up and making it a very good form of investing. The experts at the US Gold Bureau can help you buy gold coins and can arrange immediate delivery to you or they can arrange for storage until you need your coins. Either way it is a smart decision to invest in gold and silver and to use the experts to help you find excellant value in your investments.

Christmas Excitement

This year for Christmas will be an exciting time for decorating around our house. We bought all new decorations for the house with Gold and Brown tones to everything. We had the same colors Blue and silver for almost 10 years and it was time for a change. I bought all the decorations at the end of last year so we have been very eager to decorate all year long. Now with only a few days left until November 1 and the end of Halloween decorating season I am getting ready to go.

Friday, October 22, 2010

When is it too soon to decorate for Christmas

I was just wondering what everyones opinion might be on this subject. I typically will start my decorating in early November, now my thought on this is I really enjoy my decorations and it takes quite a bit of work to get them all up so they might as well go up early so I can enjoy them as long as possible. It seems like there is a lot of different opinions on this with people even waiting until the 23/24th of December to do their decorating.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Career

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Metal Choices

Silver, Gold and other precious metals are becoming an increasingly lucrative industry. With the available above ground stockpiles rapidly deminishing there has never been a better time to start investing in gold or silver. Gold and Silver have long been used for a sign of wealth and power. If you aren't sure how to get started or what are the best investment opportunities for you, you should consult the experts from the United States Gold Bureau. The US Gold Bureau have an excellant trained staff of experts to assist you with your investment choices. There are many options for investments from coins, ignot or bullion, whatever your choice of investment you can be confident with help from the US Gold Bureau.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Decorations

Well it's almost time to start decorating for Halloween, it's too bad it's so cold out today because it would have been a great day for hanging things out seeing as we are both off today but it will have to wait for another day. We have a big blow up halloween Lawn decoration to set up this year that we bought the day before Halloween last year so we only set it up for 1 day last year. Hopefully my lights will all work and we won't have to go out and buy a bunch of new ones this year. It'll be fun anyway when we get around to setting it up.

Beware the Ghouls and Goblins are Coming

Only a few more short days until one of our favorite holidays, Halloween. The kids are getting excited to get out in their costumes and play some tricks and get some treats. We will be going to the haunted house this Halloween and one of the kids favorite Halloween treat spots where they get yummy candy apples. Of course we will also be having a party on Friday for Blake who is turning 6. The kids were trying on their costumes today to make sure everything fit ok, we still have a couple of costumes left to figure out and some accessories to get but we should be all ready for the big night.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Coin Collecting made easy

There are some things that are exciting to collect, stamps, cards and many other things people use to collect. A much more stable collection would have to be gold and silver coins, you can collect many unique and valuable coins that hold or grow their value over time. What happens to your stamp collection, over time they deteriorate and occasionally a stamp will increase in value. W|here as gold coinshave proven to have a safe investment and growth opportunity over time. Silver Bullion is also a great investment as annual demand exceeds available production. As the available supply of silver deminishes the value of existing stock will have to increse making for a good investment opportunity.

Trick or treaters be ware

It's only a couple of weeks away and we are now all set for Halloween with the kids costumes. We will have the girl Avatar, the Ninja and the Monkey Boy joining us for Halloween. The kids are getting excited and to make it more exciting we will be having Blakes Birthday party on the 29th with his classmates we will be having a costume party for him, it should be great fun.

Ski Suit Dilema

Well I have found myself in a terrible dilemma ski season is only a couple of months away and I find myself still without a snow suit I can call my own. We have been shopping with for the kids and now have found suits for all the kids. I have changed my mind a few times and just can't find "The One". There is one online that I found but we are still waiting for them to come in the store. They got the medium one in this week and we are waiting for them to find the large size. I'm trying to be patient with the store but it has been all week and it still hasn't shown up yet. Continueing to be patient but frustrated.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

How do you trust

It seems like every other month you hear about some controversy over a drug, a drug manufacture or some other medical controversy. I recently read an article about the drug called Trasylol, it is used to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing various heart surgeries. The article discussed how recent studies have linked use of the drug to increased risk of kidney damage, heart attack and stroke. It's amazing that these drugs are ok'd for use only to find out after they have been used by many people they might not be as safe as everyone expected. Is it realistic to think that these manufactures really had no idea of the risk they were exposing patients too? I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before we start to hear of Trasylol lawsuit against the manufacturer "Bayer" to settle with the patients that have been effected by the use of these drugs. This is just another example of drugs causing as many problems as they help like the drug Accutane which was linked to Chron's Disease in a number of patients and successful Accutane Lawsuit Accutane lawsuit have already been completed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hot Spell

It has become official, Indian Summer has arrived on the East coast, after a few weeks of reprieve from the unusual hot summer we have been hit again for the last few days temperatures have been at the 30 degree mark with the humidity. We forgot what the muggy sticky feeling was like. The bad thing is we packed away all the kids summer clothes and changed their beds over to the fleece sheets. It will be like this through the weekend which is good because we had planned this weekend for getting our beach family picture done so it will be nice to not be shivering on the beach.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

3 month countdown

It's official 3 months from right now I will be collapsing on a couch exhausted from another awesome Christmas with the kids. Usually we are much further ahead in our shopping but we have had a bunch of expenses that have come up so we are getting started now. I'm sure it will be ok and we will get it all done in time, we are hoping to have some family come to visit with us this year for the first time. Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

US Gold Bureau

Something I have never stopped to think about is the fact that you can still buy gold and silver. You can purchase gold bullion through the US Gold Bureau along with silver and other precious metals and coins and arrange for immediate personal delivery or convenient and safe storage that will take place at a depository or at an independent bank. Buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. Yes, Gold bullion is real honest money! Gold bullion and gold bar comes in three convenient forms that is available from US Gold Bureau. As an investment product, gold is available in coin form and gold bullion an provides a unique investment opportunity.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Which plan is best

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Christmas time is almost here

It is quickly coming and we are very excited,it is that time of year to start looking for our Christmas decorations and also starting to get ready. We are starting to working out our plan so we can be ready for the big day when it comes. We are also saving for a family trip for next year so we are trying very hard to protect our finacial position.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Who doesn't love gold

When I hear the word Gold I think of wealth and power, my gold wedding rings and winning my first medal in Synchronized Swimming. There are so many different ways to think of and use gold and many investors that invest in gold which is available in coin and bullion. Coins have a currency value or they are defined as ingots. For many investors this is the right time to buy gold bullion. Gold bullion is a unique investment and is real, honest money. Gold is rare, durable and does not wear out like paper when passed around. To invest in gold or other metals contact a reliable source that has a proven track record in helping investors be successful.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New TV season

Well it's almost that time of year when all the new TV shows start to premier. It will be a harder year for me, it's time to find some new shows to watch as our favorite "Lost" is now gone. I haven't really seen anything coming up that looks all that interesting but I'll certainly give them a try the first couple of weeks to see how they turn out.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Golden Bars

Everyone loves the best things in life for some it's money for some it's material things and for some it is emotional things. For centuries preciouse metals like gold and silver have been used to show signs of wealth and power. One of the most intriguing signs of this wealth would be the image of the gold bar. Take a few moments and imagine what it must look like to be in the middle of Fort Knox with all the gold bars stacked in huge piles. If you would like to start collecting and investing in Gold you can use the service of the US Gold Bureau to help you to get started. They can help you source your gold and deliver it or arrange for safe storage until you need your gold.

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Yes, it is just like the staples commercial, the kids are heading back to school tommorrow morning, no I'm just kidding, we really enjoy having the kids home for summer and with the weather we have had here all week with temperatures over 30 every day it doesn't seem at all like summer is over. None the less the kids are excited to get back to see their friends and meet there new teachers, I hope they have a good year.

Hard Deliberation

We were faced with a very hard decision this week, we have been waiting for years to get an opportunity to move back home to be closer to family and this week there was finally an opening for my husbands work. Once the reality hit in we realized how settled we had become her in our home and it made it very hard to decide what to do. We made some inquiries and the final straw came when we were informed we would have to take a $10000 per year cut in pay to go there because it is considered a smaller location and pays less to manage. It was very disappointing from that perspective but now that the decision to stay is made we all are feeling much more relieved here in the house today and the kids are getting excited to head back to school tommorrow morning. I'm sure we made the right choice for us at this point and look forward to getting everything back on routine.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Golden Opportunities

Gold and silver are two of my favorite things, the pure beauty of these precious metals has been unmistable for generations and has long been used as a sign of wealth and as an investment opportunity. With the annual production and available quantities of gold not meeting current demand there may never be a better time than right now to purchase silver or gold as an investment opportunity. There are many sources that can assist you to buy gold coins so you don't have to go it alone. You can use services like the US Gold Bureau to help you source you Gold/Silver and they can arrange the purchase and delivery or safely store it for you until you are ready.



1. WHY DO MEN BECOME SMARTER DURING S*X?(because they are plugged into a genius)

2. WHY DON'T WOMEN BLINK DURING S*X? (they don't have enough time)

3. WHY DOES IT TAKE 1 MILLION SPERM TO FERTILIZE ONE EGG? (they don't stop to ask directions)

4. WHY DO MEN SNORE WHEN THEY LIE ON THEIR BACKS?(because their balls fall over their butt-hole and they vapor lock)

(You're laughing, aren't you?!?!)

5. WHY WERE MEN GIVEN LARGER BRAINS THAN DOGS? (so they won't hump women's legs at cocktails parties)

6. WHY DID GOD MAKE MEN BEFORE WOMEN? (you need a rough draft before you make a final copy)


(C'mon guys, we laugh at your blonde jokes!)

And the personal favorite:

8. WHY DID GOD PUT MEN ON EARTH? (because a vibrator can't mow the lawn)

Remember, if you haven't got a smile on your face and laughter in your heart...Then you are just an old sour fart!

Monday, August 30, 2010


I don't normally pay much attention to blonde jokes but my husband emailed this one earlier this morning and I got a laugh out of....:0)
There is a blond at her office and she receives a phone call saying her father had died earlier that morning. She was very upset and her boss ran into the room saying,
"That's terrible! You don't have to stay here, it's not right. Go home, comfort your family."
The blond says between sniffles,
"No but thank you for the offer. I'll stay here and try to keep my mind of it."
After lunch the blond's boss comes in to check on her. He is most shocked when he sees her more upset that she was earlier that same day.
"What's the matter?!" asked the boss in shock.

"Well I just called my sister, and her dad died too!"

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gold and Silver Opportunities

Something I have never stopped to think about is the fact that you can still buy gold and silver. You can purchase gold bullion through the US Gold Bureau along with silver and other precious metals and coins and arrange for immediate personal delivery or convenient and safe storage that will take place at a depository or at an independent bank. Buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. Yes, Gold bullion is real honest money! Gold bullion comes in three convenient forms. The available quantity of deposits being produceds has not been meeting demand for some time now and is driving the value up regularily, making this a strong investment commodity. As an investment product, gold is available in ingot or coin and bullion an provides a unique investment opportunity.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Mistress

I found this joke recently and thought I would share with everyone, it's hilarious.

A husband and wife were having dinner at a very find restaurant when an absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big kiss, tells him she'll see him later, and walks away. His wife glares at him and says, "Who was that??" "Oh" replies the husband, "that was my mistress." "That's it," says the wife, "I want a divorce.""OK," replies her husband, "but remember, if you get a divorce there will be no more shopping trips to Paris, no wintering in the Caribbean, no Lexus in the grage, and no more country club. But, the decision is yours." Just then the wife notices a mutual friend entering the restaurant with a gorgeous woman. "Who is that woman with Jim?" she askes, "That's his mistress," replies her husband. "Ours is much better looking." says the wife.

Too Funny!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ooops, did I say that?

An escaped convict broke into a house and tied up a young couple who had been sleeping in their bedroom. As soon as he had a chance, the husband turned to his voluptuous young wife, bound up on the bed in a skimpy nightgown, and whispered, "Honey, this guy hasn't seen a woman in years, just cooperate with anything he wants. If he wants to have his way with you, just go along with it and pretend you like it...our lives depend on it!" "Dear, the wife hissed, spitting out her gag, "I'm so relieved you feel that way because he just told me he thinks you're cute!"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Coin Experts

It can be very challenging to decide how to best find coins to collect. There are many different ways that you can acquire coins for your collection but one of the easier ways is to use a professional service to buy gold coins like the experts at the US Gold Bureau. They have access to the rarest coins and have been extensively trained. Having expert advise can definitely protect you by ensuring you receive the best prices and protecting you from poor quality and fraudulent transactions. Coin collections can be a great hobby or used as an investment opportunity, whatever your motivation is trusting US Gold Bureau to guide you in your choices is a smart idea.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Monday : Teenage Years

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My son just turned 13 last month and now it finally happened, he wants to shop for his own clothes, Mom's choice just doesn't work anymore, he has to shop at the "COOL" stores. I have to say that he has pretty good taste and this is one of the choices he made, I love the blue it's so bright the outfit has a sweater with it that I was able to get a shot of him sitting on the blue couch with his puppy. He's still a great photo poser. Happy Blue Monday to everyone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kitchen renovations

The kitchen renovations are in full force and going great, we area almost ready to start the staining process, we are a little nervous but I think we will make out just fine with a little patience. I am so excited to finally get the room finish, I have been waiting for 2 years since we moved in to get this finished and it makes it even more exciting to know we did it all our selves. I can't wait to post pictures of the finished work.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A golden opportunity

There are so many choices when thinking about what investment choices to make to help secure you financial security. There are different options that you can make depending on where you are in your investing lifestyle. A fairly secure option has always been gold and precious metal, it has proven over time that it can be a very stable growth investment with little risk of failure. It has always been a sign of wealth and works as a form of beauty, jewelery, as well as monetary uses too. It truly is a great time to buy gold coins with the opportunity to see your investments grow.

Vacation Flood

Kohl has been away visiting with Grandma and Grandpa for 2 weeks now, he was lucky it was only going to be 1 week but everyone was having a great time so we agreed to the extra week. The other day we got a report of some heavy rain from the vacation report and sometimes you need the picture to appreciate what really happend. As you can see there was certainly lot's of rain. We are going to pick him up tommorrow, it will be great to have him home again.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Farmer Blake

We had a visit home last weekend and the kids always love exploring Grandpa's farm. There are fields, a garden and the barn full of animals to keep them busy. A new addition is Grandpa's Antique Tractor parked in the front yard. The kids took turns trying out the seat and pretending they were working on Grandpa's farm with the tractor. Lot's of fun.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Investing in the future

It can start with a little or a lot but everyone had to plan for the future. Investing can be considered a hobby or a past time. Gold has long been considered the most precious of metals and is used in everything from jewellery, medicine, coins and other forms of jewellery to provide elegance with style. As with any investment plan it can be a little intimidating at first but with some guidance and an open mind you could invest. It can be very fun to buy gold coins and collect them to see all the different designs and sizes of coins. The United States Gold Bureau is an expert force of professionals that are prepared to assist you with any gold investment questions you might have. They can assist you with your purchase and arrange for immediate delivery or for your investment to be securely held in a depository or independent bank. Precious metals can be an extremely rewarding investment opportunity with just a little research and commitment.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day made simple

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What to get for my husband to celebrate Father's day, he has a little bit of everything, tools, clothes so I figured why not look into upgrading his TV. He spends his quite time in the evenings after the kids are in bed and I'm at work enjoying movies and shows. I recently found Father's Day special deals from Charter that reward up to a $300 home depot gift card just for signing up for their best value bundle including HD TV with DVR, Internet and unlimited Long Distance. Even better as right now they have a promotion that allows us to
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Friday, June 18, 2010

wild life trip

I had the pleasure of chaperoning Blakes class field trip to the wild life park, it was a great day and the kids had a blast visiting with all the animals even getting to feed some. It was so nice out with a beautiful sunny day. Blake had a great time and was buddies up with his good friend Emily the whole day, they were inseperable with lots of hand holding, how cute.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spring Time Picture

At the kids year end dance show I got all the kids together and they were dressed very nicely to boot so it was time to snap a few shots of them all together. It has been a very busy year for all of us with me working nights and the kids going almost every night to some activity from dance, to basketball to youth group it makes for an exhausting year, especially for hubby who does most of the running. Summer is coming and with it a major slow down in activities, time to catch up on some much needed rest.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

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The grass is green, the sun is out and it's starting to feel a lot like summer. The kids love this time of year because they can get out and spend the whole day enjoying the sun. With it being the long weekend we had some extra time off and the kids took advantage today by getting Dad to take them over to the ball field to practice some batting and catching. I think they even managed to have a mini game when a few of the neighborhood kids joined in. They called themselves the Super Smith's and they squeaked out a close win 4-3 in a mini 4 inning game. The kids had a great time coming up with names for their team, Burchelle Batters named after our street and Dancing Dogs for our pups. In the end the Super Smith's fit as they just felt Super being out playing in the hot Summer heat. What kind of softball team names do you have in your area that are unique and special. I just came accross a new contest at a great online source of baseball gear at affordable prices. By visiting the Softball Rampage website you can enter your unique ball team names for your chance to win $200 RampageBucks rewards that you can use for your website purchase.

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The final tree stump experience

Last summer we cut down an giant apple tree out of our back yard, it had developed a split in the trunk and had to come down before it became a hazard. The other anoying thing about the tree was it would drop literaly 10's of thousands of apples every season from June to September. Now it is time to get rid of the last bit of the stump, it took a bit but as you can see the stump did light up. We didn't get through the entries.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Long weekend weather

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It's here it is really here, the first long weekend of the summer and I can't wait. I had to pick up an extra shift tommorrow for training on a new account but at least it is for a day shift which will leave the evening open to spend with the kids. We have a big bonfire and bbq planned for the evening. We have all our supplies ready to go including the steaks, potatoes for supper and of course marshmello's and hotdogs for our fire pit later on in the evening.I spent a day this week cleaning up the back yard and getting things ready for company. We will of course sit back and enjoy a few steaks that have been seasoned with our favorite spices from Club House. Club house is one of our families favorites, with so many sauces and spices that have great quality. If you are interested in finding out how to grill the best steaks you can check out the videos from Chef Micheal where he will share all the best secrets. While visiting the site you can check out the La Serious Griller Contest for your chance to win a $300 gift card from Canadian Tire to use on anything that you like. What will your plans be for the long weekend, the weather looks like it is going to be excellant so make plans to get outside and enjoy the long weekend

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Next up Recital

With the kids finishing up their last dance competition for the year it is now time to focus on their year end recitals. Here is the tap girls getting ready for their performance last weekend. It's a fun time of year but there isn't much time to rest as I heard we are starting rehersals for next years production numbers the week after the recital and all through the summer, should be fun. We'll have to really enjoy the week off.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Jay

Today our son turns 14 years old, it only seems like yesterday when he was born, now he towers over both of us so I can only imagine how big he'll grow. We are very lucky to have a well rounded young man that is doing very well with school and is responsible around the house. Of course there are moments but he is a teenager so you have to expect that sometimes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A new Coffee Experience

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We have a lot of things that we want to do over the next year or so and one of the biggest things is saving up for a family vacation away. It will take a lot of changes to our lifestyle to make this happen as soon as we want and one of them is giving up the daily trips to Timmie's for coffee. We started shopping around for a machine that we could get quality beverages right at home quick and easy. The new Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine provides instant hot beverage with the same high quality you would get at your local coffee shop. The new design of the Gusto Machine is very elegant and provides beauty to any kitchen. You can find the Gusto machine at many local retailers all over Canada including the Bay, Home Outfitters, Walmart and many others. The machines retail normally from 159 and 179 and you can buy the capsules at your local grocery store or the retailer you bought your machine. Nescafe is also offer Canadian residents only a chance to win 1 of 10 Gusto machines by visiting, the contest is open for all Canadian Residents only until June 20, 2010 so make sure to check out the site soon to be sure to have your entry in. It would be a great opportunity to
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Dance competitions

Well it's all over for another year, we just spent 5 days at the final dance competition for the year. The kids did over 25 performances all together and had a great time. Of course after many hours watching and competing they are all exhausted and I think we are too. They were very excited to get lot's of metals for their hard work and dedication. Now it's getting ready for their year end recital, much more relaxing and than a short break before we start getting ready for next year classes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flaming Stump

Now that things have started to dry up we decided it was time to start working on burning up the old stump from our Apple tree. It was last year when we brought the old tree down and now the stump has dried up enough to work on burning it up. We have a pit and will be working over the weeked to destroy the last of the tree. We will have to get some marshmellows and hot dogs to enjoy around the bonfire.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Online shopping supplies

Not everything in life can be easy, everyday brings you new challenges. We are more time starved now then ever with the never ending demands on our time anything we can do to make life easier is a blessing. With the improvements in online shopping avenues we can save ourselves time, money and many miles in comparing and researching our purchases from the comfort of our own home. Jazz medical offers a wide range of products to make your life easier and because they deal with bulk orders through hospitals, nursing home and other facilities they can also offer great savings over retail establishments to all consumers. You can shop for any number of items online with great assortment and details you will have a comfort level of what your ordering. Saving money on regular items you need on a regular basis like kendall briefs can save you money and time with the convienence of getting what you want delivered directly to your home.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Summer or Winter?

I guess Summer isn't quite here yet, it had been so nice here lately that one could think the summer was coming early and going to be great. I got to sleep in a little bit after a long night at work. When I woke up I was greated with a rude awakening with a dusting of snow all over the ground. It didn't last long but a good reminder for us not to get overly optimistic on the early summer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Exciting Career Options

With the economy so tight in our new reality it is becoming increasingly difficult to decide what career path to follow. Increasingly people are turning to the service industry type careers that tend to be in some degree recession proof. If you have an interest in the beauty industry there is a growing group of campuses from the Regency Beauty School. The Regency Beauty school was founded more than 50 years ago and has rapidly expanded from 2 locations in 2002 to over 30 locations in 9 states in the last 8 years. Regency also offers its students valuable assistance with job placement through it's network of connections. If you are searching for your career path I would suggest you check out the Cosmetology school in Louisiana for more information on the school, locations and much more.

Spring time means renovation time

It's one of my favorite times of the year when things start to heat up outside we start to get down to business with our home renovations. This year we are laying down new laminate flooring in a bunch of rooms on the main level of our home. We have one room done now and it looks fantastic. I can't wait until we get back from our trip to finish the remaining rooms.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chipmunk Mania

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As a family we really enjoy going to the theatre with the kids, we normally end up there at least a couple of times of month to check out the latest films. It givees us the opportunity to decide what movies we buy for home for our collection. One of our favorites of last fall was the Chipmunks:Squeakquel the kids have been waiting for this movie since the first one came out. They loved it so much we actually went back a second time to see it again. The movie just came out on DVD and we had to make sure the Easter bunny got a copy for the kids, when we went to pick it up for him we noticed that not only could we get the dvd but there was a bonus pack available with a disc full of music and singalongs so it was a no brainer. If you have little ones in your home I would suggest you get out and buy it now. Alvin and the chipmunks was a favorite of mine as a kid and I loved listening to their music and watching the old show. If you and your gang are looking for More Munk Mayhem check out the link for all kinds of Chipmunk activity including the "munk" yourself feature. The kids will have a blast with this one. Get ready for a movie fun night with the kids, you'll be giggling the whole night away.

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Dance Competion

Our first Dance competition of the year is officially over, the kids had a good day overall, Kohl recieved a silver for his tap solo and Trinity was a bit more busy, she had 6 performances with 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze overall. They were both tuckered out at the end of last night and were not long falling asleep while we were hanging out on the couch. It was a good run through for their next competion in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year

No it's not Christmas but it is approching the year end for the kids dance classes. Competitions and year end shows are coming up fast. They had a warm up show last weekend for a fund raiser to get a chance to strut their stuff out on stage in front of an audiance, the kids did great even in the cramped space. We are looking forward to a great year end.

Party Fun

We had a sleep over party for Trin's 10th Birthday party and what better thing for a batch of girls to do than to have a spa night. We picked out some facial packages, Chocolate and Strawberry of course and let the girls loose. They turned into a bunch of animals literaly (Monkeys) and had a blast, I think it will take us a week to catch up on the sleep we lost but it was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter bunny time

It's only a couple of days away, a sure sign of spring when the Easter Bunny arrives with his hippity hop. I hope he is carefull this year dropping eggs for the kids as now with the dogs they love to gooble up anything ever remotely edible that is lying on the floor. It is great because it is a couple of days for us that we get to spend together with no running around to dance, basketball, work or school. Here's hoping for some great weather so we can get outside.:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Break fun

As a family we found a new hobby that we all agree on, the love of skiing. We finally all went this year a couple of times and we are now to the point of buying our own gear. The kids enjoyed it so much they actually decided they wanted to stay home for March Break instead of travelling to visit family...a first for us int he 10 years we have been away from home. It is so much fun and the great thing is the kids don't argue on the hills they just travel along together and have a great time.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


My son is getting rather upset with me today because I'm spending to much time on the computer. I am trying to get some posts done before we go away. It's not to often, as a matter of fact this is the first time that I've had a good size list of blogging opportunities waiting to get done. If I keep getting these opportunities than I will have to look into getting myself a laptop, I can't hog the family computer and with my husband getting into blogging we might have to get the internet hooked up on my sons computer. I'm sure things will all work out and he will be talking to me really soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Destination Wedding Vacations

Ah, dreaming of being waited on hand and foot while I enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches. Fantastic candlelit dinners, along with many other fantastic dining options. The beautiful ocean lapping up against the shore, with beautiful calm waters. Cabana's directly on the beach, swim up suites the imagination is endless when I begin to think of a destination weddings I would like to take, with hubby of course. I began looking into vacations that we could take and found a fantastic group of hotels in Karisma Hotel line located on the beautiful waters on the Mexican Riviera Maya. The Karisma Hotels offer a number of unique vacation opportunities to match with what you long for in a vacation and specialize in beautiful settings and gorgeous views.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sponsor a child

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It is so easy to get into the mode of why me, we can get so down on ourselves about how hard we have things. When you sit and listen to the news or watch documenteries on how life can be in other areas of the World it is amazing how good we really have things. When I watch the poor children in countries like Africa and you see them suffering through every day not knowing where or when they might get something to eat. Plan works is an organization that helps in many ways make life better for those that are really in need. They find ways to help with education by setting up education opportunities for the youth and communities they are helping. They also work to provide immunizations for children. Another one of the vital services they support is finding ways to provide access to safe drinking water and educate people on the vital importance of sanitation. 160 The only way they can provide these service to the areas they are so vitally needed is through donations from people like you. Setting up sponsorship is so easy either by going to the website or by calling the hotline. It is so important for people to take the time to sponsor a child, it is very affordable and you can set up your donations so they are either made monthly or yearly whatever best suits your budget needs.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

vacation planner

We travelled down to the travel store today to start finding information and books for our upcoming vacation. The travel agent was super and gave us a lot of information to sort through to plan. She showed us the best times (budget wise) to travel down to disney. Now we have books to show the kids, they love the movie hotel and hopefully we will be staying there for our trip.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Planning a family vacation

We have finally made our decision on a family vacation, we are heading to disney land. It is a big job to plan a trip for 6 especially with little ones but we really want to get there soon. We are planning on next Spring or Summer at this time. We need to get a few debts cleaned up and save some spending money. The kids are pretty excited and we are showing them videos and pictures to build the excitement, not that kids really need any help building excitement.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tax Time is coming

It is soon coming up to tax time, it will be different for us this year as it is the first year I have been back to work full time. It makes a difference for deductions and such, at least I can claim some childcare expenses this year and the home renovation tax credit should help us some as we put in new windows, doors and some flooring last year that we can claim. We are just waiting for our tax slips to come so we can get into our tax person to finish up our forms.