CIJ: Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick…~Review

July 22, 2009

Those of you who enjoy and Love Gummy Bears.. I have  the ultimate  Gummy Bear for you.. Thanks to VAT 19  purveyors of the curiously awesome products. They have  Gummy Bear on a stick  nearly 90X larger than the average gummy bear, and they come in several awesome flavors

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and for  9.95 you can have your very own Gummy Bear on a stick

* Weighs  1/2 of a pound *  equivalent of regular   88 gummy bears


0812 012 0812 010  Just Imagine the delight in your child’s eyes when they go to their Christmas Stocking  to find one of these..Something they will truly and enjoy and it would be  a unique  stocking stuffer. for more information  go over to VAT 19 not only do they have Giant Gummy Bears on a stick they have gift  ideas for  just about every member of your family

* my thoughts* When I saw this I was in awe, My children’s eyes were as big as saucers and with their mouth’s drooling to get a taste, yes this was a good enough size for me to split and share among 3 children. With each of them savoring  their piece of  the Blue Raspberry gummy bear on a stick. I of course had to taste this for my self and  I found it quite delicious and the flavor is just right.. it was truly savory and quite good..and mess free which is a plus in my house..



CIJ: Visit the NorthPole

July 20, 2009
Is a place where you can play reindeer games, become a character in your very own story, send an email to Santa Claus and yes he will actually email you back.. And of course we can not leave out Mrs Claus here at the North Pole she has a list of her yummy cookie recipes perhaps you can make some and leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve. But the Best Part is on Christmas Eve you can follow Santa Claus as he delivers presents around the world thanks to NORAD There are just so many things to do and see at the North Pole.. and what a better way to get into the spirit of the season.. Enjoy and have fun

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July 17, 2009

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CIJ: Twas the night before Christmas

July 17, 2009

Every Christmas Eve My Dad and I would read this and I have continued reading it to my own kids..
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


CIJ: Wordless Wednesday : Christmas Past

July 14, 2009

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CIJ: Holiday Humor

July 14, 2009

Holidays can be stressful so to lighten the mood ,  Here are a few funnies to get you through you day

Okay, So What’s All This “Xmas in July” Really About, Anyway?

July 14, 2009

Some people might think that “Xmas in July” is nothing more than a sales ploy…an attempt to create more consume, consume, consume.  But we at Spend Less TV don’t look at it like that.  During the holiday season we find we’re often dashing around at the last minute frantically trying to pull something together for the inevitable friend or relative who was inadvertently left off the list, or the surprise out of town guest who shows up on gift-sharing day, or the grab-bag party that suddenly falls on your lap to host.  That’s where “Xmas in July” comes in.  Why wait for the last minute? What better time than now to snag that fabulous holiday outfit, plan for DIY projects,  get set with accessories to set a festive party table  or create a welcoming front door wreath? And planning ahead means you can take advantage of off-season reduced prices, cut down on impulse spending, and have fewer parking space confrontations on Black Friday.

To celebrate Xmas in July with MidwestMom, and hopefully spare you some last-minute frantic grief, Spend Less TV has made these festive video links available exclusively to the friends of MidwestMom…We know you’ll love not only the savings tips in these videos, but also the creative ideas and festive mood they set…we can already smell the chestnuts roasting in an open fire….

What are some frantic last minute chores you’d like to avoid this coming holiday season?

Use What You Have to Decorate for Holidays – Andie Huber, Editor, Good Housekeeping

Handmade Gifts – Kim Danger, founder of

Holiday Decorating on a Budget – Interior designer, Lisa Canning

Decorating Budget Tips – Kelly Edwards, from TV’s “Design on a Dime”

Marshmallow World – Surprise Musical Treat

Monday Mayhem

July 13, 2009

Today I took all 3 kidlets to the Dentist for their check-up and cleaning , While waiting for our turn My son along with two other boys his age convince my 5 year old that the Dentist is going to drill her teeth with a drill the size of the length of their arm. Now mind you this is all being explained by 8 and 9 year old boys to a 5 year old little girl . So you can only imagine what is going through her mind. I try to set the record straight and tell her that the drill is not that big and more than likely she will not be any need for a drill today.. Then she proceeds to ask me if the Dentist has a drill the same size as her Dad’s drill. Which he uses a Commercial Professional Grade Craftsman 19.6 V Hammer Drill. I tell her once again no honey it is not that big or as large. So she goes on her merry way playing with the toys provided and occasionally glances at the magazines while we are waiting our turn to be seen. Finally They call her back along with her older siblings . Her two older siblings are sitting in Opposite rooms in the dentist chair. Being examined and having x-rays taken. My 5 year old freaks thinking it is some sort of laser okay no more Sci-fi movies for her. She clutches my hand tightly and asks if Her sister and brother are going to be okay . Big tears are streaming down her face and just the look of the Dental assistant I could tell that I needed to get her to relax. So about 20 minutes later it is finally her turn . The Dentist asks her to sit in the chair so she does535043470_5283b427b9_m

Then he put on his mask well that sent her over the edge so I had to put her on my lap so he could take a look inside of her mouth. Not Happening it was like what you see on TV when Animal rescuers are trying to capture an Alligator. So I say to her just open your mouth and it will all be over. She opens her mouth part of the way just enough for him to look and that was it. When it was all over she just about squeezed the life out of me with tears running down her face smiled at the Dentist and apologized and said “Next time I will be better” awe how sweet. He handed her a new Ariel toothbrush and toothpaste and told her to brush and see you next time. He was really nice about the whole thing.So That was my Monday How was yours???…

Tell that baby to come already!

July 13, 2009

Belly of a woman in her 34th week of pregnancy. 

I often come across pregnant women who are past their due date and just can’t wait any longer for their little ones to be born.  Being in your third trimester can be really uncomfortable and you just want to hold your baby in your arms already!  I’ve compiled a list on how to induce labor, naturally.  Hopefully it can help you, or someone you know that is pregnant. 

How to Induce Labor Naturally!

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..