Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Terrorist's Daughters: T.O.G.G.L.E #1 (The Other Girls Get Lucifer Everyday)
This book is about two sisters, Zahra and Aalia, and their lives in Pakistan. They realize that their father is a bad person, but in the beginning of the story they didn't realize how bad.
This first book takes them on a wild and cross the world adventure. Along the way they meet Arsalan, who goes along for the ride.
This book takes you on one adventure after another while the sisters learn more about their earlier years. They also meet some characters which will tie their story altogether.
I really enjoyed reading this book because it gave me some insight into a different culture.
With each chapter, the author had you guessing on what was going to happen next. I think this book was well written and can't wait for the next one.
I would recommend this to young adults (the high school level) and adults.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
A friend from high school, had a litter of Corgi's about seven weeks ago! They are nicknamed the Super Seven! The above picture is not them!
I have enjoyed watching the videos she has taken along with all the pictures!
What an awesome experience just for a fact finding mission! Justin, the store manager, was very nice and spent a lot of time with me explaining all the wonderful benefits of the DualTemp(TP) layer. Justin knew I was there on a Smiley360 Mission and did not rush me along at all.
Justin explained to me that the Dual-sided layer has two remotes so each of you can set your ideal temperature.
You can choose from cool to warm at the touch of a button. Justin explained to me that if you want to heat your bed up, you turn the layer on while you are getting ready for bed (make sure the comforter is pulled up so the warmies stay in).
The DualTemp(TM)Layer evenly distributes temperature for head-to-toe comfort. This is when Justin tucked me and it was awesome! I layed on the cool side but I could stretch my arm out and feel the side with the heat on. It reminded me of our old waterbed but much comfier.
The DualTemp(TM) has a breathable comfort layer softly cushions every curve. It was very comfortable to lay on and I could have had no trouble falling asleep right in the store!
There is a tiimer allows for automatic shutoff in one to nine hours.
The sizes available are Twin XL, Queen, and King. Justin even mentioned that some people that have King Size beds will get the Twin XL, if only one person is interested in the the DualTemp(TM) - what a great idea!
Three-year limited warranty offers peace of mind.
Right now Sleep Number is offering a 100 night sleep guarantee. If you don't like if you can return it after 100 nights. You don't even have to take it back to the store. They will send you a postage paid envelope to return it to Sleep Number.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Was driving home and one of the people, the next street over, was riding a lawn tractor (mind you 90% of our yards are smaller than .25 acres. He was running over his ton of leaves and shooting them out into the street! I stopped hoping that he would let me drive by because my luck I would get the stone that would bing/ding the Rogue. Nope he kept on going. Are you that lazy that you can't do something else with them? I know in some states, some towns want you to put them in the street and they will come by and suck them up - not JOPPATOWNE! All I can say, is I am glad I don't live next to him. Hate to see what he is going to do if we get any snow and he has to shovel his sidewalk.
Posted by Kim at 11/16/2013 08:40:00 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013
My daughter is a senior and a member of the Harford Tech Varsity Cheer team and we have lots of spirit but we didn't have a professional banner for our team! Yes, we do have lots of posters (handmade with love) but a banner always stands out, especially when you move on to regional and state competitions. Our team is a former State Champion from for the Winter 2012 season! Our team also made it all the way to the State level for the Winter 2013 season.
This past season, that ended on November 9, 2013, we competed at the regional level. Proudly displayed was our new banner from BuildaSign.com. The banner was a surprise to the team, so when I was let into the competition our coach's husband had already placed our posters up, but luckily their was room to display it but not as high as I wanted it to be displayed! That's ok, when the coach and the team saw it they were so shocked!!! The winter season starts this week, so when we go to our first competition in January our banner will be placed high with PRIDE!
Use of the BuildASign.com website was very easy to understand and to navigate. I registered and in less than 15 minutes I had designed my banner. BuildASign.com has clipart that you can use for your printing project or you can upload your own. Just remember that your image must meet certain requirements (or they will be happy to help you to create a logo or assist you with your existing logo):
- Must be less than 20MB in size- Must be an EPS, JPG, TIF, BMP, GIF, PNG, PDF file type
My banner arrived in about 10 days, which was great because we were on a huge time constraint. I was SO excited, that I wouldn't even show my daughter because I wanted her to be just as excited as all the other girls, when she first saw it hanging up on the wall!
The banner came packaged in a sturdy box which is awesome for carrying it to and from competitions and then can be used for storage during the off-season. The banner is made from heavy weight vinyl with grommets in each corner. I just grabbed some of those removable hanging clips to hang the banner! The banner is so beautiful. The fonts and size of the lettering is exactly the way I wanted it. What you see on your computer screen is exactly what you will get!
BuildASign.com does have several different banner hangers that the banner can be hung inside or outside.
This banner will last the team a LONG time!! I am just sad that at the end of the winter cheer season, we will be handing it off to the younger cheerleaders because our time will be over as a high school cheer family.
Not only does BuildASign.com have banners, they also have signs, car magnets, bumper stickers, decals, business cards, flyers, and retractable banners. If you are a new business, club, or team -- BuildASign.com is a one stop website to get everything you need to get your NAME out to the public!
Before I placed my order, I did browse their customer reviews and knew I was in good hands.
This post was written by me (Kim Holsapple aka Frugal MD Mom Corgi Mom). Thank you to BuildASign.com who provided the complimentary product for my review. The opinions I shared are my own, and BuildASign did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick works great on dry blood! We wound up with some blood on our love seat cushion, so as soon as I noticed off came the cushion cover and I treated it with the OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick and threw them in the washing machine.
Once they were done in the washing machine, they looked as good as new!
I LOVE this product and every week, I pick one up because I don't want to be without it EVER!!!!!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I'm not much of a scrapbooker, so I have stored all the girl's important papers in a filing cabinet.
Today I had to had a brainstorm I got storage containers that fut under the bed and I started a box for each of them.
I love this idea because now whenever I get important papers or memories I can just put them in the box and its so much easier than in the filing cabinet.
Whenever they are ready to leave home all I have to do is give them this box of memories. I think this is really important because my mom was never a saver of anything and there's some things I wish I could've shared with my girls.
The boxes I got our plastic that seal really well because about 6 years ago we had a major water disaster and I lost all my pictures from when they were little. Thank goodness for Grandma she had lots of pictures from when they were little so I was able to get those when she passed away.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Hot spoons will stop the itch of a mosquito bite.
I just read this on Life Hacks and so want to try this.
Here in Maryland the mosquitos are so bad. They are out all day long. I remember when April was little and would play in her sandbox she would be covered in bites.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
We had both wanted to see it, so we were really excited! As Denisa, stated before the movie: "This is not about a comic book, this is not a sequel and it is not a kiddie movie"!!! True, true, true!
Here is one of the trailers, in case you haven't seen it.
This movie kept you on your seat the entire time. I really don't want to say too much because I do not want to spoil it for anyone.
A couple of quotes from the movie:
"First Rule of Magic, Always Be the Smartest Guy in the Room"
"The Closer you Think you Are - - The Less you Will Actual See"
Yes, we really don't get a good grip on the characters and where they come from, but for this type of movie you don't need it!!!
Kristina was surprised about the mention of Egypt Mythology. Kristina is a huge House of Anubis fan so she got pretty excited when their was mention of how some magic drinks are associated with Mythology.
As soon as the lights came on, Kristina asked if we could buy this when it comes out to DVD!! LOL
Thanks to a dad, at school who offered to look at it for me! Or I would still be waiting for the local computer company to call me back. Yes, I called a company that Bob and I have used in the past and I am still waiting for a call back!! Will be crossing Anything Computers, White Marsh, Maryland off my list of people to call if I have a computer problem in the future. It's funny, I just went out to their website and the first thing that pops up "Is Don't Panic"! Hello, I was in panic mode two weeks ago and no return phone call or email! LOL
So Bob told me to go a head and buy a new laptop, since I won him won back last summer! I got it Thursday and feel so connected again! The smartphone can only do so much!!!!
I do have to say the most hardest thing about buying a laptop was trying to get Windows 7 on it. I didn't want Windows 8, because I have heard mixed reviews (some seniors with no computer experienced loved it, other younger people hated it). You can't go into a store and try and buy one off the shelf with 7 on it. I was able to find that Toshiba had the best deal on building a laptop with 7. The only downside was that it took 10 days to get it once it shipped, since it was coming from China via Alaska. Dell had Windows 7 but they were actually more money than Windows 8.
But now I am a happy camper and hopefully this one will last a while, since my old laptop lasted about 30 months because it had an AMD processor. My new one has an Intel!
My friend was able to get the hard drive out of my old laptop so I didn't loose anything! Woo Hoo!!! Now just to get on a strict schedule of backing up my pics etc!
I have lots of post coming up, on things that I have won and a review of the Rod Stewart CD!!! So bear with me, thank goodness it is a three day weekend.
I will also be sharing with you how I am going to earn all my gift cards this summer (for back to school and Christmas shopping) thanks to two different internet/smart phone apps that I have been blowing up!! Tease, tease!!!
Yes, I mentioned Christmas shopping. Last Wednesday I was in my favorite K class and a little boy asked me if I wanted to see his Christmas list! Gotta love Noah!!! I thought he was kidding, but he whipped it out! I know his mom from way back and I asked her about it and yes, it is his actually Christmas list for this year. He carries it with him everywhere! Oh to be 5 again!!!!