Thursday, May 31, 2007

Think Florida

Many vacationers "think Florida" from the get go. Many European vacationers are of the same mind. Since the advent of the internet, finding places to stay in Florida has been eaiser for those traveling from the UK. Many might make a package deal, not realizing the advantages of booking lodging seperately. Here are a few of my favorite things about this:

1. save money--it could likely cost $10 per person per night in an Orlando Villa

2. personalize your accomodations

3. view 15-20 photos of property on line

4. get a 360 degree virtual tour

5. rent the actual property you view

6. full service information

7. check availability online

8. book online

9. office located in Florida

10. look for special offers

This is based on information from Blogitive.

I just joined a new blogging website- Communati . It reminds me very much of a website I had been blogging at for a year plus. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. many old blogging friends are coming there

2. the admin is in communication with the bloggers

3. easy, familiar format

4. easy commenting

5. admin is asking for input from bloggers

6. I see that admin had a suggestion yesterday from a blogger and it's already in effect!

7. daily improvements

8. great community

9. interesting conversations

10. great folks in this community

Blogging for Money

I've been blogging for a year and a half now. Only this year did I start blogging for money. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. obviously, the money

2. learning how to improve my blog

3. finding other bloggers

4. I've learned a lot of unique things I may never have otherwise researched

5. seeing my PayPal account grow

6. realizing my dream of buying Disney tickets for my family

7. reading all the other blogs

8. linking to other blogs and having them link to me

9. not leaving home for work

10. ok, the money!

Power Options Stock Options

Are you looking to invest stock options with confidence? Power Options is a great resource for those looking to invest. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. get a FREE 14 day trial

2. easy tutorials get you started

3. full access to the site

4. no credit card required

5. patented technology available nowhere else finds the best trades

6. unlimited, toll free customer support

7. find, compare, analyze and make money

8. over 190,000 options available online

9. gives you a competitive edge

10. performance guarantee-you don't pay if you don't make money

This is based on information from Blogitive.

TV Shows

There are not too many shows I like to watch these days, so most of my favorite TV shows are from years gone by. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Leave It To Beaver

2. Gilligan's Island

3. The Brady Bunch

4. The Cosby Show

5. Family Ties

6. Quantum Leap

7. Wonder Years

8. Jeopardy!

9. Wheel of Fortune

10. the earlier years of Law & Order


I have often heard a debate on if napping is good for you. I believe it was Da Vinci who was a firm believer in naps. Here are a few of my favorite things about naps:

1. you can stay up later

2. easier to get up early if you know you can nap later

3. clears your mind

4. a great break

5. cool down in the heat of the day

6. good for your mind

7. good for your body

8. good for your attitude

9. good for your outlook

10. "no day is so bad that it can't be cured by a nap"

Fast Payday Loans

I know for many Americans, it has become so difficult to live from paycheck to paycheck. It seems that this is also the case for many of our neighbors to the North. Whether you live in the U.S. or in Canada, if you need a fast payday loan , you can find it at CashX. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. available to Canadians

2. available to U.S. citizens

3. available to permanant residents of U.S. or CA

4. no faxing

5. apply online

6. no financing procedures

7. easy application process

8. keeps you away from the hock/pawn shops

9. advances for military people, those on a pension, those who work for fast food

10. get your loan in twenty minutes

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Favorite Holidays

Holidays are always a favorite. Some are more "elaborate" than others. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Christmas

2. birthday--it is a holiday isn't it??

3. Thanksgiving

4. Mother's Day

5. Father's Day

6. Memorial Day

7. Labor Day

8. Independence Day

9. New Year's

10. Valentine's Day

Things to Do On a Lazy Summer Day

There aren't too many days where I can just do nothing, but when that time comes, here are a few of my favorite things to do:

1. write blogs

2. read blogs

3. surf the web

4. read

5. take a nap

6. organize

7. plan for upcoming activities

8. watch TV

9. cook

10. play games

Mustang Radiator

Is it time to replace your Mustang Radiator ? It is important to have it properly replaced with a high quality part to avoid future problems. Although it usually needs replacing every four to six years, there are reputable places to help you with your needs. At, you can find all you need for your Mustang Radiator replacement. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. the leading resource for radiator replacement

2. largest selection available on the Web

3. find a replacement for any year from '64-'06

4. backed by 150 warehouses across the country

5. provide quick delivery to anywhere in the U.S.

6. keeps a full stock of cooling components

7. help customers find a certified installation center in their area

8. save money buying direct

9. interesting articles

10. no middleman

This is based on information from Blogitive.

My Favorite Things to Do With My Kids

When I am not running my kids around to all of their activities, I like to hang out with them-when they don't mind being with me of course. Here are a few of our favorite things to do together:

1. go to beach

2. letterboxing

3. read a book

4. go to the library

5. sudoku

6. listen to them play their instrument

7. play cards

8. play board games

9. watch a movie

10. talk

Unusual Snacks

I am often looking for snacks that are bit more healthy than the usual American snacking fare. I have come to love some of these out of the ordinary snacks. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Just Peas-yes, a packaged brand of dried green peas

2. plantain chips-ok, not really healthy, but a few at a time won't hurt

3. baked sweet potato fries-love'em

4. baked chick peas, with a little seasoning

5. fresh dates-coupled w/ an apple and it's almost like eating a carmel apple

6. fruit smoothie

7. popcorn-either popped on the stove in sunflower oil or air popped and topped w/ flax seed oil

8. homemade granola

9. homemade granola bars

10. boiled eggs

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

In dreaming of places to visit, Hawaii is almost always a top pick on most people's list. It's exotic, its beautiful, its still considered domestic travel. Many people will spend their summer in a vacation rental on one of the islands. But these Hawaii Vacation Rentals look to outdo all others. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. resort and ocean front rentals available on Hawaii and Maui

2. custom homes with unbelievable amenties available

3. large living areas

4. custom furniture and other furnishings

5. even the artwork is not to be found among the finest hotels

6. amazing views

7. gourmet kitchen, private pool, even an elevator

8. these vacation homes are bigger than my house available thirty feet from the beach

10. unbelievable luxury

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Favorite Flowes

There are so many different kinds of flowers. They are all so pretty and I love them all. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. roses

2. carnations

3. lilies

4. ginger lilies

5. daisies

6. sunflowers

7. bluebonnets

8. gladiolas

9. pansies

10. hibiscus

Donors Choose

Bloggers are uniting to help others through their blog posts. I learned about a website in which you can go and donate to help schools in need. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. help those in need

2. learn about needs

3. search my region

4. read the details of each need listed

5. donate to specific needs

6. quick donations placed for you

7. sign up for the newsletter

8. tax deductible

9. give a gift certificate

10. tell others about it

Hayfield Dental Care

Hayfield Dental Care , located in the Alexandria, VA area, has been providing for its patients since 1987. To date they have served over 23,000 thousand different patients-that's a lot of mouths! Here are a few of my favorite things about Hayfield:

1. At Hayfield, each of the dentists have undergone specialty and/or advanced training.

2. They don't have to refer you out to a specialist for distinictive needs

3. They can take care of you right there in their own clinic.

4. There is also an orthodontic specialist on site.

5. Free orthodontic consultation is available at Hayfield for both kids and adults.

6. They only use the latest and most up to date equipment.

7. All of their dentists have perfect records with the VA Board of Dentistry

8. Zero complaints

9. Open door policy for new and emergency patients.

10. you can take care of all of your family's dental needs, including general and cosmetic needs.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


I am not a good gardner, but I still enjoy the flowers. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. such variety

2. so pretty to look at

3. smell beautiful

4. add color

5. cheer people up

6. a thoughtful gift

7. easy to find

8. make a lovely yard/garden

9. remind me of springtime

10. new growth

Here is what is growing by my front walkway:


Sirocco Restaraunt in the Dome at State Tower, Bangkok

the Sirocco Restaurant in the Dome at State Tower in Bangkok?

This place, I gotta check out! I've not been here, but here are a few of my favorite things I've learned about this place:

1. The pictures are exquisite

2. the view looks breath taking

3. the menu sounds delicious

4. The atmosphere must be ultra-modern chic

5. It looks like a wonderful place to visit

6. It is highly recommended to make reservations

7. be sure you are dressed properly for the occasion

8. This restaraunt has won awards and palates of critics and patrons alike.

9. gift certificates are available

10. hold a meeting or event here

Friday, May 25, 2007

DSD Business Systems

DSD Business Systems provides Accounting Software San Diego solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. cater specifically to small and mid-sized businesses

2. work flow and sales performance are boosted

3. a wide array of feature-rich solutions

4. endorsed by more CPA's than any other business management application of its kind

5. easy to use

6. empowers clients with informative, perceptive information

7. a wide variety of Sage MAS 90/200 enhancements is offered

8. custom programming is available

9. Sage MAS 90 can be tailored to your unique business needs

10. Sage MAS 90 is available on the SQL platform for businesses with higher processing and scalability needs

This is based on information from Blogitive.

blog catalog

I have recently joined blog catalog. I am still learning what all it can do for my blog. Here are some of my favorite things:

1. great network

2. helps to build traffic to my blog

3. helps me find other interesting blogs

4. builds community

5. easy to navigate

6. make new friends

7. find like minded bloggers

8. great communication (email)

9. can send private messages

10. create widgets

eating out

Occasionally I do decide it might be worth it to eat out. Here a few of my favorite reasons to eat out:

1. no cooking!

2. no cleaning!

3. feels like a little time off

4. no getting up to help or serve others while I'm in the middle of eating

5. can eat while it's still hot

6. someone else keeps coming to fill my water glass

7. the kids think it's a treat

8. trying new foods and restaurants

9. no cooking!

10. no cleaning!

Laptop Skins

Do you know what laptop skins are? They are a thin protective membrane for your laptop computer. These are really cool looking and useful. They really give your laptop a unique covering. Here are a few of my favorite things about these laptop skins:

1. provide a protective layer between the laptop and the environment

2. protects from scratches and bumps

3. cool new digitally colored designs

4. perfectly fitted

5. Pirates of the Caribbean skins

6. Star Wars skins

7. upload favorite photos to a skin

8. suggest new graphics

9. easy to remove

10. set your laptop apart from the crowd

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


From time to time, we will go out to eat. Well, it took some time to remember how to spell the word, but here a few of my favorite restaurants:

1. La Madeleine

2. La Griglia

3. Chili's

4. Celeya

5. Luna's

6. Whole Foods

7. Capone's

8. Fuddruckers

9. Joe's BarBQue

10. Windswept

PayPerPost's New Tools

PayPerPost keeps adding tools to benefit both the blogger and the advertisers. Here are a few of my favorite things about their newest tools:

1. disclosure badge allows you to disclose you are earning off your blog

2. they provide the code

3. easy to copy and paste

4. gives you a better chance for more opportunities

5. allows the advertiser to display their own content related to the post

6. PPP Direct allows advertisers to see bloggers writing style, blog approach, topics and readership

7. Direct allows the advertiser to directly contact the blogger with an opportunity

8. increased chances of more ads for the blogger

9. blogger sets his/her own minimum price

10. terms of offer are negotiable

Circle Debt

Learning the best ways to get out of debt can be a huge ordeal and a great burden. At, there are many tips and tools to help lots of folks get out from under their piles of debt. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. target area for students dealing with student loan debt

2. free articles

3. learn how to get creditors off your back

4. learn how . bad credit debt consolidation can help relieve your debt

5. learn how to pay your bills with consolidation

6. get home equity quotes

7. get refinance quotes

8. find average interest rates

9. learn about low-rate lending offers

10. enter grand opening contest

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

summer bible reading club

Last summer our congregation started a summer bible reading club. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. reading the bible throughout the summer

2. encouraging kids (little and big) to read the bible over the summer

3. challenging adults to read the bible over the summer

4. seeing kids get excited about reading the bible

5. seeing adults get excited about reading the bible

6. having the congregation work together for such a goal

7. giving kids prizes for reaching certain levels

8. seeing the kids encourage/challenge each other to read

9. seeing the excitement created about a church program

10. learning to love God's Word

Teaching Children's Bible Class

I have been teaching children's bible classes off and on over the years since I was in college. Even though it can be draining, here are a few of my favorite things about teaching children's bible classes:

1. seeing the kids learn

2. learning things myself

3. hearing children's singing

4. hearing children's laughter

5. hearing what they think about the lessons

6. hearing what they already "know" about the lesson

7. playing games

8. seeing a kid have an "aha" moment

9. teaching the kids about Jesus

10. I always feel better afterwards

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In getting ready for a Disney vacation, finding a discount Orlando Florida hotel is imperative for our family. Being able to find all the information we need on one site makes it so much easier. Here are a few of my favorite things about

1. offer affordable prices on hotels

2. offer great deals on car rentals

3. locate flights into the Orlando area

4. get tips on dining in Orlando

5. find the best nightlife in Orlando

6. learn about all types of entertainment in Orlando

7. make group bookings

8. get vacation packages

9. search for availability

10. sign up for newsletter

This is based on information provided by Blogitive.

Monday, May 21, 2007

cell phones

We have had cell phones for several years now. Here is what I like best about having one:

1. being able to stay in touch with my husband

2. being able to have my kids reach me

3. making phone calls during "dead time" (waiting, etc)

4. being able to call someone for directions

5. being able to call someone if I am going to be late

6. ordering pizza before I ever get home

7. the fun ringtones

8. being able to send the phone with my kids when they leave the house

9. having friends numbers with me when I am out

10. staying connected with free long distance

talking with kids

Yesterday we tried to have a good conversation with our kids. This is harder at times than others. Here are a few of my favorite things about talking with kids:

1. get insight to what your kids are thinking

2. know what you need to work on with your kids

3. see their perspective

4. find out what they are really thinking

5. learn something about who your kids really are

6. learn something about who you really are

7. they really have a way of bringing out a point

8. they may teach you something new

9. they are pretty smart people

10. often, kids say the most remarkable things

all inclusive resort vacation

My husband and I are looking for somewhere special to go for our twentieth wedding anniversary this summer. An all inclusive Caribbean vacation just may be what we are looking for. Here are a few of my favorite things offered on this website:

1. choose from over 200 all inclusive resorts

2. select from different vacation styles

3. find family friendly vacations (not this time!)

4. find couples only vacations

5. find honeymoon locations

6. find adventure packages

7. the dreamy pictures really carry you away

8. save off regular rates

9. find hot deals

10. get information on your destination

This is based on information provided by blogitive.

work around the house

We have been having some work done on our house. I remember having our kitchen remodeled two years ago. In the midst of it, it doesn't always feel so nice, but I have to remind myself of a few of the good parts about having it done:

1. it is falling down around us

2. no more rotten wood siding

3. it just looks nicer

4. raises the value of the house

5. no more letters from the home owner's association

6. get a chance to clean some things out

7. rearranging sometimes is a good thing

8. it feels better when you are done

9. my kids learn some useful life skills

10. when it's all done it looks great

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Prompt Writer

I just came across a great site today. It is touted as helping with writer's block. Here are a few of my favorite things about The Prompt Writer :

1. a variety of great ideas

2. helps get the creative juices flowing

3. looks like it will be great to use with my kids

4. prompts for all occasions

5. prompts for kids' stories

6. one word prompts

7. "on the market"-try to sell these items!

8. bible verses used as prompts

9. read other's submissions using these prompts, unique ideas

Sometime next year, my family and I are hoping to get to Disney World in Orlando, Fl. We have been planning this since our last trip in 2002. I recently found a website where I can get discount tickets to many Orlando attractions. Here are a few of my favorite things about

1. purchase discount Disney World tickets

2. purchase "your way tickets", from one to ten days

3. purchase discount Universal Studios Tickets

4. purchase tickets to Disney Quest

5. purchase tickets to Pleasure Island

6. purchase tickets to Medieval Times

7. purchase tickets to Arabian Nights

8. purchase Sea World tickets

9. get tickets to Kennedy Space Center

10. lowest prices guaranteed

This post is based on information from Blogitive.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Books I've Recently Read

I like to read when I can. Here are some of the favorite books I've read recently:

1. Code Talkers

2. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

3. A Wrinkle in Time

4. Flags of Our Fathers

5. Bladerunner

6. Punished!

7. Reader's Digest (I am counting magazines!)

8. I Peter

9. Philippians

10. working on Murder on the Orient Express

The Approaching Summer

As summer time quickly approaches, I often have mixed feelings. Here are a few of my favorite things to look forward to in the summer:

1. fresh fruit

2. more relaxed schedule

3. more playtime for me

4. less studying

5. swimming

6. carefree kids

7. watching my kids activities

8. more blogging time

9. hearing about my nephew's trip

10. gearing up for the next school year

Capella University

I have been reading a bit recently about online universities and schools. One in particular has been brought to my attention, Capella University. Here are a few of my favorite things about Capella:

1. fully accredited online university

2. offers 82 graduate and undergraduate degrees

3. distance learning made easy

4. earn a bachelor’s degree

5. earn an MBA degree

6. earn a Master’s degree

7. earn a PhD degree

8. currently serving nearly 18.000 students from all fifty states and56 countries

9. no traveling to classes, take them from the convenience of your own home

10. committed to academic excellence and balanced business growth

This blog post is based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit

New Blogging Friends

I have recently been looking around cyber space and making new blogging friends. I have several old friends that I hope to not neglect, but it has been fun making some new blogging friends. Here are a few of my new favorites:

1. Sapheyerblu

2. MyInterestingFiles

3. Kevin the Collie

4. MyBootsNMe

5. MustReadFiles

6. EveryDayWeekender

7. Rural India

8. Happy Birthday Greetings

9. Up In Alaska

10. The Far Corner


Saturday. What a day. Most of the time I look forward to Saturday, hoping to catch a little rest. Often enough it doesn't work out that way. Today was somewhat busy, but not overly stressful. Here are a few of my favorite things I look forward to on Saturday:

1. no alarm clock

2. time to play

3. not following a rigid schedule

4. eating junk food

5. maybe time to read

6. catch up on blogging

7. relax

8. watch a little TV

9. a little of this

10. and a little of that


Silver. The word has a certain ring to it. Who doesn't love shiny silver? Here are a few of my favorite things about silver:

1. right now may be the best time to buy silver

2. demand for silver is exceeding the output of the precious metal

3. storehouses of silver are being depleted

4. it is bright and shiny

5. silver is available from Monex Deposit Company, a thirty year old company

6. competitive pricing

7. have it personally delivered, or delivered to a bank or depository

8. makes a unique gift for any occasion

9. U.S. government buys silver

10. excellent investment opportunity

This is based on information from blogitive.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I have been writing recently about a wonderful activity-picking our own strawberries. Here are a few of my favorite things about these wonderful little berries:

1. beautiful

2. sweet smelling

3. sweet tasting

4. make great jelly

5. make delicious shortcake

6. make wonderful cobbler

7. can be used to add flavor to ice cream

8. super sweet dipped in chocolate

9. fun to pick your own berries

10. reasonably priced, and the taste can't be beat!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


I played basketball growing up and now my son has been playing. Here are a few of my favorite things about basketball:

1. fun game

2. need very little equipment

3. good for the body

4. good for the mind

5. keeps kids busy and out of trouble

6. gives kids something to watch on TV other than the usual junk that is shown

7. gives kids something to talk about

8. gives kids a good bond with adults (dads and moms alike)

9. teaches kids how to make seeds and brackets (I am sure this is important for some reason!)

10. watching can be a source of motivation for kids to improve their game

Web Affiliate Creator

In wanting to make the most of a blog site or any other type website, you need lots of up to date information. You can find everything you need to know at Web Affliate Forum . Here are some of my favorite things about this website:

1. learn marketing strategies to monetize your website

2. post if you are interested in link exchanges with other sites

3. post and read warnings of bad experiences with any advertising or marketing resources

4. utilize and implement outgoing RSS feeds

5. learn all you need to know about podcasting

6. learn all about blogging

7. learn about all the best search engines

8. newbies can learn about web design

9. read website reviews

10. introduce yourself and your site

Monday, May 7, 2007

Venture Alliance Partners

Venture Alliance Partners is a leading new provider of private equity. Here are a few of my favorite things about them:

1. sleek, informative website

2. glossary of terms to help those who are new to this strategy

3. core belief number one-knowing the value of different pieces of information and evaluating them in a objective way

4. core belief number two-"employing dynamic investment strategies adapted to any market environment."

5. they do all the leg work of finding up and coming investment opportunities that may have been unrecognizable to potential investors

6. the partnership of these joint ventures

7. they are sharing their information across Europe and the world

8. view list of their partners

9. view their portfolio

10. having an exit plan before going into an investment

There are many other great things to learn about this partnership. Take a look for yourself.

Thank you for reading this sponsered post.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


We have been a family homeschooling our kids for the past nine years. There are so many wonderful things that we have enjoyed about this lifestyle. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. We get to decide our own schedule

2. Field trips while everyone else is in school

3. Traveling during the off season

4. Mission trips during the school year

5. Really knowing my kids and how they learn best

6. Helping my kids grow and learn in the way that is best for each of them

7. Learning new things myself

8. Re-learning old things

9. Flexible schedule

10. We get to decide what's best for our kids