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CIJ: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

July 26, 2009

It has been at least 10+ years since I have had a White snowy Christmas.And Even longer than that for Mister Electrician.Sure Christmas in a joyous time of the year but just once I would like to see snow or have it snow on Christmas.Living in Florida we knew that was quite impossible. But now that we live in Missouri we usually see snow around January or February well in my 3years of being here. Yes snow is wet and it’s cold but it is oh so pretty to see  and how the sun glistens on it or even the moon light reflection upon freshly fallen snow.When I  lived in Idaho  my Dear Dad would go outside on Christmas Eve and make “reindeer” prints in the snow and Christmas morning he would show me that yes Santa Claus did visit our house.Those were some very memorable times. I guess I’m just wishing for the snow that way I can pass on the “reindeer” prints to show my own children.The two older ones may not be convinced but I’m sure that the youngest one would believe.And I’m sure that Dad would be watching from Heaven Smiling upon us and remembering the times that he would do that for me. So MotherNature if your listening please give me a White Christmas this year. Thanks 

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Places I have lived…

July 12, 2009

Ok so I’m not at my most creative stage today, and the weekend just kinda just flew by and not much accomplished partially due to the fact my sinuses are acting up and this rain we have had lately does not help..
So I’ve decided to just tell you a little more about moi and if there is anything you would like to add about your self please do so..
This is a list of places I have lived starting where I was born to the present.
Boise, Idaho ( Birthplace) also the Capital of Idaho Great ski resort called Bogus Basin,,boise Picture is of Downtown Boise

Middleton, Idaho was a great town not sure about now have not been there in over 11 years
Nampa, Idaho most of my child hood was spent here
Caldwell, Idaho and did a lot of growing up here too..
Emmett Idaho only lived there for about 18 months and still keep in contact with High School friends from those days..
Twin Falls, Idaho The Shoshone Falls are known as the Niagara Falls of the west..090 The picture you see is of the Shoshone Falls

Bend, Oregon very beautiful and very cold in the winter
Brooksville, Florida not far from Weeki Wachee Springs state Park Home of the Live Mermaid show Live Mermaid Show

Cape Girardeau , Missouri a college town and close to the Mississippi River.
as you can tell I am a native Idahoan born and raised you can take the girl out of Idaho but can’t take Idaho out of the girl I will always refer to Idaho as home,, my heart will always be there..

Piggy Paint Review.. and Giveaway(Contest is over)

June 30, 2009

piggy paint logo Are you looking for a non-toxic finger nail polish for your little princess.. Then you will want to check out Piggy Paint..

tn It is designed especially  with little girls in mind, no odor non-toxic water based  made with all natural ingredients and even the polish remover has no odor that is usually associated with regular nail polish remover. My girls and I received a shiny golden color called Dandelion Dance..So easy to put on and remove.  My daughter say’s Mom there is no stinky smell and it so easy to apply that she was able to do it her self with supervision of course.. piggypaint  and here is why PiggyPaint is safe ( taken from the site)….Piggy Paint™ is specially formulated from God’s natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone

Click here to compare Piggy Paint against other nail polish. and they come in a variety of colors…picbottles Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint™…it’s as Natural as Mud!

Ingredients:Water, water-miscible acrylic resins and thickeners (well below 100 parts per million), glycol ethers. May contain mica, D&C red lake, ultramarine blue, iron and titanium oxide pigments.

To Apply.. Wash hands with warm soapy water  , dry

Apply  2-3 coats ( we applied only 1 and it covered  the nails quite well, which is unusual for  a child’s nail polish)

Air dry for 60 seconds.. or blow dry on low heat(For safety reasons please follow manufactures instructions on the blow dryer and always monitor your child)

The PiggyPaint polish remover is also non-toxic safe to use and contains none  of the solvents that could offend your nose  or harm the atmosphere , Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are added remover_three_spp

With Christmas coming sooner than you think , This would be a great product for your little princess (es) and  Piggy Paint is offering  a coupon code for  those of you that would like to purchase this all natural  polish and remover 

My Thoughts: I absolutely love this  so easy to use and I’m thankful for no odor, my daughter is happy with it , I’m quite pleased with it also it is easy to remove from skin and clothing as I found out by my daughter getting some on her clothes and it is safe  to use and great for the environment I highly recommend  it..

Here is your coupon code MIDWEST15L and is for immediate use   for 15% off for anything on their website ( expires) August 31st 2009. Spend over 25$ and domestic shipping is FREE!!!www.piggypaint.com

 And it gets better : There is a give away   you can enter to WIN and be eligible for a 20$ Gift card to be used at  PiggyPaint

* Main Entry*  Go to the Piggy Paint shop and leave a comment about your favorite color or gift pack ( *This is required to enter*)

*Additional* entries

1  add  the Christmas in July Button to your website.(leave link where posted)

2 add 1 of  the MidwestMom buttons to your website ( leave link where posted)

3 Follow PiggyPaint on twitter

4 add  the PiggyPaint button to your website (leave link where posted) >> button is located at the top and on the side bar)

*THE RULES*

Contest begins July 1st 2009 at 1 (am) Central time and ends July 8th at 1(am) Central time, at which time a winner will be chosen and  you will then receive an email from PiggyPaint with your prize, Only  (5) entries are allowed per person  leave (1) comment  for each entry ( PLEASE LEAVE SOME SORT OF CONTACT INFORMATION IN CASE YOU WIN) IF NO CONTACT IS PROVIDED I WILL HAVE NO WAY TO CONTACT YOU AND THE NEXT ELIGIBLE PERSON WILL BE CHOSEN!!!

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

My Shopping buddy

June 26, 2009

I was out shopping today and this little grasshopper  was  right there at the check out with me..  It was no bigger than a thumb size  I know the picture is not all that  great but what do you expect from a cell phone cameraPhoto-0369 (2)

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