Saturday, March 28, 2009

And the winner is......

Congratulations, Steph!!!!

Steph said...
Congrats on cuttin' the pop! I just recently
cut it too but....then just this week we started adding a room on to our house
and so we purchased pop for all the men who were helping biuld and low and
behold I have been drinking like one a day!!!! I can't believe it! So I really
need to get back to the water and tea. I think this product would really help(;

You are now the proud owner of a graviTEA Water Purifier with 6 filters!!! I KNOW you are going to LOVE it!!!

I've emailed you for your information and Adagio will get it out to you as soon as I get them your mailing information. (They are AWESOME when it comes to shipping, by the way!!).

You'll be enjoy fresh, clean, filtered water before you know it!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Readying for Spring...

I must admit, Elizabeth is MUCH more excited about spring cleaning than I am!!

Last week, she wanted to clean windows SOOO badly, but I don't like her using Windex because I don't want her inhaling the fumes nor do I want to take the chance of her ingesting any of it. I promised her a trip to Walmart so that she could pick out her very own cleaning bottle. WOOHOOO the girl was ECSTATIC and here she is cleaning away!!!!

Here's a closeup of her prized cleaning bottle. She was even more excited when we mixed a special concoction for her to use to clean- fill it up with water, add 1/2 tsp baking soda and a drop of dishwashing liquid. The girl is ready to clean the world, I do believe!!!

This is how full her bottle was when she started cleaning....

And this is how much of her special "cleaning solution" she had left after only a FEW hours "cleaning"!! HA!! She was REALLY into cleaning, wouldn't you say?

So have YOU started your spring cleaning yet? Are your children helping??

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A special one year anniversary GIVEAWAY!!!

Photo from here.

Wooohoooo!!! I am officially celebrating my one year anniversary of being Diet Coke free!!!!!

Some of y'all may remember my post last year with a photo of my very last Diet Coke. Boy, it was HARD to share about giving it up. Once you put it on a blog, gosh, MAJOR accountability sets in, doesn't it? :) But here I am, one year later, and no Diet Coke has been consumed since then!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!! I know the Lord helped me stop drinking it- do you know that I did not have ONE craving for it? Not even a headache, either!!

Y'all know I have to celebrate with y'all, right? And since I can't very easily have all of you over for a big piece of cake (oooh, that WOULD be fun, wouldn't it??), I would LOVE to have a giveaway!!!!!

Okay, my first favorite drink in the world is water!! MMMM!!! And my second favorite drink in the world is tea (specially Adagio!!!)! So what better giveaway can I have than to somehow combine my two favorite drinks together, right????? So here we go..........

To celebrate my one year of being Diet Coke free, I (along with Adagio) want to giveaway the graviTEA Water Filtration with 6 filters.

Y'all be sure and check it out! Not only is this great for tea drinkers to have better tasting tea, it is perfect for ANYONE that drinks water and is concerned about filtering it!!

Here's the scoop...

1) You can enter ONCE by leaving a comment here on my blog.

2) You can enter TWO MORE TIMES by sharing about this giveaway on YOUR blog.

Oh, and y'all, you do not need to be in the continental US to win. I will make sure that this wonderful graviTEA Water Purifier finds you anywhere in the world. :)

The contest starts today and runs until Friday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EST. I will announce the winner on Saturday, March 28th.

*** And don't forget--- sign up for a $5 gift certificate from Adagio Teas!!!! Check out my sidebar near the top!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A new discovery...

On a recent family trip to Savannah, GA, I discovered a dreamy store called The Paris Market. Don't those front doors just say "Come on in and browse around for a while!!!" So, that's just what we did.

And inside I found this...

Caldrea!!!! My sister had recently told me about these products- how good they are and how fabulous they smell. I had complained to her that not one store in my area carried this. Lo and behold, there was a huge shelf full of their products!!! I immediately snagged their Basil Blue Sage Linen Spray and LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE using it when I iron or to freshen up our sheets in the morning when I make the bed (after, of course, airing out the bed!!!)! The smell is fresh and clean and BOY do I plan on purchasing more of Caldrea's products!!

Do any of y'all use Caldrea's products? If so, which ones? And do you love them??

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Do you use a dish drain?

Just curious... how many of y'all use a dish drain? Do you keep it by your sink at all times?

If you do not use a dish drain, do you just wash a few dishes, then dry them and put them away, and then repeat this process?

All the pretty kitchen photogaphs I've seen all have one thing in common- no dish drain!!! I was just curious if I was the only person alive (well, my mother, too) that still uses a dish drain?

And just maybe I could do without it to for a while to see if I really need it? Wow, my kitchen counter would seem MUCH roomier without it, I am sure!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins...

Easy and SO delicous!! And these freeze nicely, too! Perfect to have on hand for on-the-go breakfasts or a quick snack! Yum!

Pumpkin Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 Heat oven to 400 . Stir together all ingredients except butter, pumpkin, buttermilk and eggs in large bowl. Stir together all remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
2 Spoon batter into paper-lined or greased muffin pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

And, of course, these are much more fun to make when you have a helper. :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My current favorite tea...

This is my current favorite tea. Aaahhhh....

This is from my much loved Adagio. It's called Jane's Tea and is designed in honor of, yep, you guessed it, Jane Austen. It's a blend of Irish Breakfast, blackberry and vanilla and BOY do I LOVE IT!!!!

Oh, and don't forget... you can get a $5 gift certificate to Adagio on my sidebar!!!

It works for me!!


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