Saturday, September 29, 2007

soft taco fixings

Tonight was a wonderful dinner. It is simple to prepare, easy to clean up and everyone enjoys it, as they get to make it like they like it. Our family pleasing dinner was soft tacos. Start with tortillas and fill them with what you like. Here are my favorite soft taco fixings:

1. guacamole, preferably homemade

2. lettuce

3. tomatoes

4. grilled chicken

5. grilled steak

6. sweet red peppers

7. yellow peppers

8. refried beans

9. cheese

10. carrot strips

Saturday, September 22, 2007


PayU2Blog is the newest blogging for money company I've signed up with. I have really enjoyed my time with them so far. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. the ads are short-60 words

2. they have always paid on time

3. they have even paid ahead of schedule

4. although they have a "must accept" policy, I have had the chance to deny one ad that was "questionable"

5. they have provided great communication

6. quick to answer questions

7. they allow a week to complete assignments

8. they offer review incentives which include free products as well as compensation

9. blog posts are accepted almost immediately

10. very easy to work with

silver coin dealer

Monex coin dealer is the place to find your silver coins. With Monex, you can learn everything you need to know about buying silver coins. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. forty years of leading the industry in silver coin investing programs

2. offer U.S. "junk silver coins" in $1000 face value bags

3. they have made buying pre-1965 minted coins a widely accepted investment avenue

4. buying and selling coins over the phone has become the preferred method of transaction

5. Monex inaugurated the first and only financing program for buying silver coins

6. silver-in particular silver coins-offer an excellent investment opportunity

7. best silver coin prices in the industry

8. get up to the minute live silver coin prices on line or over the phone

9. offering several convenient ways to buy silver coins

10. also offering Canadian silver maple leaf coins

Thank you for reading this sponsored post.

Sue's Daily Photos

Another of my blogging friends that I've met here in this vast cyberworld is Sue . She is living a lovely life in Key West taking breathtaking photos which she is kind enough to share with us on her blog. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. her lovely photos

2. her unique perspective in her many snapshots

3. an insider's view to a tropical paradise

4. she is ready to share her love of photography and her new home

5. she has emigrated from Switzerland and at times shares a bit of her past with us

6. she is super friendly

7. she always returns comments

8. she has given me some "inside" tips when we were considering maybe visiting Key West

9. she always has a kind word

10. she has finally revealed the secret to her "mystery photo"!

RedHead Rants

Christine is a relatively new blogging friend of mine. I met her over at BlogSire's Place, and have loved her blog ever since. Here are a few of my favorite things about RedHead Rants :

1. it's a great place for a redhead to blow off some steam

2. she has a great sense of humor

3. her blog is fun and easy to read

4. she always responds to comments

5. she has some great info that she finds out in the cyber world

6. she has some other more serious blogs, but this is the one in which she "lets loose"

7. anytime she learns some new something, contest, blog tip, she is willing to share

8. we seem to have some similar interests

9. she is a workaholic, but still finds time to blog

10. she finally bought some new baking powder ! :)

Regency Cosmetology School

Cosmetology School is a great choice for many young people. The trend to stay fashionable and looking good seems to be in full swing with no signs of stopping. Regency Cosmetology School has much to offer would be cosmetologists. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. one of the fastest growing cosmetology schools in the country

2. grown from two schools to thirty campuses in approximately five years

3. fifty years of experience

4. provide high quality education and experience

5. looking forward to continued growth

6. their schools use high quality products offered by salons

7. the educational experience gained here will benefit the student, the salon community and the general public

8. the schools offer high quality salon care for the public at discounted prices

9. Regency graduates are sought throughout the U.S.

10. Regency helps their students build success

Thank you for reading this sponsored post.

Dirty Little Secret

I have made many blogging friends since I began my foray into blog nearly two years ago! One of the friends I came upon is JerseyGirl. She now has a great little blog called Dirty Little Secret . No, nothing really risque, just the "dirty little secrets of a stay at home mom". Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. she always tells it like it is

2. she shares her ups and downs both

3. she just won the cutest pair of Ryka work out shoes because she loves to dance with her kids ! :)

4. she always shares her honest opinion

5. I don't always agree with her, but I respect her approach

6. she has fun

7. she willingly shares her woes, allowing us a place to all commiserate together

8. she has a good sense of humor about it all

9. she has a great perspective on the way things are and are going

10. honesty in the way stay at home moms feel from day to day, moment to moment

Peregrine Online

Peregrine Online is an excellent travel blog. But it is even better than a travel blog. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. it is about living overseas

2. it is about traveling overseas

3. the author has lived overseas for 15 years

4. the author has done extensive travel overseas for a good portion of her life

5. she has a unique perspective

6. sometimes she travels alone, sometimes with colleagues, sometimes with kids, providing a wide array of experience

7. she is smart and funny

8. she has a lot of insight on the places she visits

9. she writes thought provoking articles about the cultures she encounters

10. it is a great blog!

Executive Recruiting

A.E. Feldman is an executive recruiting firm "specializing in executive placement and management consulting." Here are a few of my favorite things about A.E. Feldman:

1. forty years of experience

2. high standard of service and commitment

3. consistent record of successful placements has built a good reputation

4. serve both the client and the candidate

5. have built a high level of trust

6. recruiters bring a high level of experience and insight

7. recruiters' experience allows them to make the best matches for each job

8. wide array of practice areas

9. fill positions nationally

10. can fill positions from middle, executive or C level management

Thank you for reading this sponsored post.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Messy House

Since school has started back up, and our homeschool is now back into full swing, complete with a unit study on Egypt, the house is a complete mess each day. It's like a school room has exploded along with a craft store, restaurant and play room all rolled into one. But here are a few of my favorite reasons why it's good:

1. the kids are having fun

2. the kids are learning

3. extra hands making the messes means extra hands to clean them up

4. these days are passing too quickly and they will never be the same again

5. the kids are here with me

6. we are learning together

7. hands on learning means better retention

8. building bonds

9. sharing our learning and daily life experiences

10. making great memories

Friday, September 14, 2007

fast, nutritious dinners

My family is seemingly always on the run. Because of that, I am always looking for fast and easy dinner menus. They must be delicious and nutritious as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. black bean soup

2. seafood ratatouille

3. quesadillas

4. crock pot BBQ

5. grilled chicken breast

6. spaghetti

7. "noodle pie"

8. chili

9. grilled cheese sandwiches

10. stir fry

vending machine route

When my mom began to homeschool my youngest sister, she needed a way to work at home and yet have a flexible schedule in which to conduct my sister's schooling. For a while mom ran a vending machine route. This provided both the flexibility and the extra income needed to fit my mom and sister's needs at that time. Here are a few of my favorite things about vending routes:

1. flexibility

2. extra income

3. be your own boss

4. own the American dream!

5. 100% cash business

6. 80% profit margine

7. today's machines have expanded to dispense gumballs

8. you can even dispense toy capsules

9. diverse market

10. with the new vendstar machines you get the EZ count/E Meter to obtain the exact collection amount from each location

Thank you for reading this sponsored post.


I just finished watching the movie "Rudy". It was a pretty good movie that the whole family enjoyed. Here are a few of my favorite things about the movie:

1. based on a true story

2. motivational

3. inspirational

4. good moral

5. good ending

6. team building

7. root for the underdog

8. shows that hard work really can pay off

9. anyone can be a hero

10. leaves you with a good feeling

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors

My family loves ice cream. I love Ben and Jerry's because you can get a variety of flavors, with all natural ingredients. They have their own top ten list , but here are a few of my favorites:

1. Karmel Sutra

2. Brownie Batter

3. Chocolate Fudge Brownie

4. Phish Food

5. Chubby Hubby

6. Mint Chocolate Chunk

7. Mint Chocolate Cookie

8. Half Baked

9. Chocolate

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Personal Appliances

When I think of the way my grandparents grew up, I know that I am blessed with many modern day conveniences. Those folks who blazed the West with no easy way to wash, cook or clean were truly pioneers. I cannot imagine living today without some of the things I have become spoiled to, much less traveling over a continent without them. I am happy that I live in the day and age of modern wonders and conveniences. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. Refrigerators

2. Freezers

3. Microwaves

4. Dishwashers

5. Whirlpool Washing Machines

6. Dryers

7. Cars

8. Telephones

9. Television

10. Computer

Thank you for reading this sponsored post.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Family Night

Every week we try to make sure we have at least one night dedicated to family activities. This usually occurs for us on Tuesday nights, as there are usually no other outside demands on our family on that night. Here are a few of my favorite things about family night:

1. fun together with just me and my family

2. playing games

3. creating memories

4. connecting with the kids

5. laughing together

6. watching the kids grow and progress in certain skills

7. relaxing together

8. a quiet night in

9. everyone gets a turn doing something they enjoy

10. there is so much to do , we'll never run out of ideas!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Pictures of the Kids

Every year on our first day of school, I take some snapshots of the kids. I love doing this and it has become a tradition for us. My 14 yr old son even let me get a few of him before he left for his first day of high school. Here are a few of my favorite things about these photos:

1. it lets me see just how much the kids have grown each year

2. I can see how much change has taken place

3. a good way to hang on to the memories

4. when I am old, I will have photos to remind me of these special years

5. my kids' kids will love seeing these pictures

6. I have a great frame to keep one picture for every school year K-12

7. it's a fun tradition

8. it gets our first day of school off to a fun start

9. my daughter is learning to take some pretty good photos

10. it is a great way to share the kids' growth with out of town relatives

Monday, September 3, 2007

Starting Back to School

Starting back to school is always bittersweet, especially this year as my son has gone off to public school. I will begin homeschooling my two nephews along with my daughter tomorrow. Here are my favorite things I am looking forward to:

1. field trips

2. schedule

3. reading

4. learning about Egypt

5. taking the boys to new places

6. a new perspective

7. new opportunities

8. hoping to reach new goals

9. hoping to see some improvement in certain areas

10. hoping to see my daughter have some personal growth