Tonights the night

Tonight’s the night, I procrastinated enough and I can do it no longer. With all that’s going on, it’s been a stretch for me to even get online and hold conversations let along even give my blog the attention it deserves. With my mind on perfecting my husbands resume, cover letters and the many other business letters that I write it’s hard to find the time to relax and blog. I’m going to strive to do my best and try to at least get back on my game tomorrow. I’ve been behind on so many reviews/giveaways that if I truly wait any longer, I’m going to drown myself in a sea of products soon.

But, onto tonights blog. We have 2 winner’s to announce from past giveaways that are very overdue (and I’m so sorry for that).

First, we’ll do the giveaway for the Sunny’s Adventures book and poster which ended Aug. 7th 2008. Winner was chosen using

The winner of a copy of Sunny’s Adventures and an autographed poster from the author Leketha Johnson is…….

Commenter #38:
kimberly said…

I subscribe to your blog.

Second giveaway winner, for a Mugwaz flip flop kit in their choice of color and size which ended on Aug. 6, 2008…The winner was once again chosen via is……………….

Commenter #71:
carol drury said…
the party kits are great
for me it would be purple in 9

Congrats to the winners, I’ll be in touch via email shortly. I promise you guys will see some new reviews for some great products and a few giveaways up tomorrow sometime. I’d also like to thank all of you who are keeping us in your thoughts & prayers right now, we’re (well Rodney) is still on the job search, he’s got a few leads but hasn’t landed anything as of yet. We’re still holding on to hope that something bigger and better is awaiting for him out there somewhere.

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August 12, 2008 – 10:29 PM - | Posted in giveaway winners | 1 Comment »

My Life….

So sorry for the lack of blogging lately guys. I know there are some giveaways I have to announce the winners for, which I PROMISE, I will get to by the end of the day today.

We’re going through something really rough right now, I”m sure some of you can relate, and if you have any advice please feel free to pass it along.

Interstate Connections is a company that services Truckers and Travelers in truck stops and travel centers, mainly the Travel America and Petro centers. What they do is they sell wireless services to people including AT&T, Sirius, XM and other services. Rodney has been with this company for about 5 years now. He was brought over to work for them from another company, they moved us from Southern Indiana up here to Toledo, Ohio. He was brought in at the top at a District Manager position, making a lot of money per year. We settled here, bought a house, continued our family, and have had some struggles within the past 5 years up and down with the company but overall we’ve been pretty good.

Rodney had just acquired 2 new stores, one of them was less than an hour away from his parents house, this was great news as we could travel with Rodney to work, and stay at his mom’s house for a few days while he was up doing his thing and the girls could see their grandparents and cousin’s etc. So last week, this is what we did. Rodney went to work, we stayed at my In Laws house.

That is until Wednesday August 6 at 3:00pm CST. Rodney got a phone call with the news that as of that day at 3pm everyone was out of a job, that Interstate Connections was closing it’s doors. No notice no nothing. As of 3pm they were all unemployed. The kicker, they wanted all the Area Managers (which Rodney had been promoted to in February) to go to each one of their stores and fire people, even though in about an hour they were all unemployed, and even though Rodney had 8 stores in his district that were all around Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. There was no way he’d get to them all. They also wanted the area managers to properly box up everything in each kiosk and do some paperwork and send it all back to corporate, remember this is all AFTER they are already ‘let go’. What a great company, they said that if they did this they’d give them $500. Not worth Rodney’s time or gas to drive cross states to do this.

So, the past few days have been really hard on us. We decided to stay at his parents house until Sunday night and we started back home. Being with his parents helped a lot I think, we had the time to let things settle in while not having to worry about other things, unemployment has already been filed, Rodney has already had a few phone calls about job leads and we’ve just been applying for anything and everything out there.

I just wanted to let you all know what is going on, why I haven’t been active. My mind is just not set into blogging right now. I will announce the winners by end of tonight to my other giveaways, as well, I will be writing some great reviews and have some giveaways going on very soon, I promise. Just need to take some time for our family business right now and get things back up and running before we fall flat on our face. Being jobless with no savings, a mortgage, car payment and other bills is not something fun. We’ll be ok for this month, hopefully something comes a long soon before we start to feel the crunch.

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August 11, 2008 – 11:22 AM - | Posted in daily life, Interstate Connections Closed, Unemployed | 18 Comments »

Daily Freebies…

August 6, 2008 – 11:34 AM - | Posted in Canadian Freebies, daily freebies, free stuff, freebies, UK Freebies, US Freebies | Comments Off on Daily Freebies…

Winners of The Ultimate Tea Diet

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway for The Ultimate Tea Diet and a Sampler of Craving Teas. Below are the three (3) lucky winners chosen from……….

Commenter #33:
ps said…

I’d love to try the Orange Sherbet…a perfect summer treat…can tea really taste as good-or stop the craving!! I’d go for loose leaf! Thanks!

Commenter #50:
anna said…

Never tried candy bar tea, that sounds pretty yummy! I’d like mine in tea bags if I won.

Commenter #142:
lilyk said…

Orange Sherbert sounds very tasty! Please enter me into the contest for the loose leaf sample. Thanks!

Congrats to all the winners, and thanks once again to everyone for entering, don’t forget about the other giveaways going on right now, you can find them on my left sidebar. Once I return home there will be more great reviews/giveaways and fun on the way! Keep an eye out.

Winner’s, you’ll be contacted via email shortly so that I can get your contact information and then send it out to the sponsor.

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August 6, 2008 – 11:17 AM - | Posted in giveaway winners | Comments Off on Winners of The Ultimate Tea Diet

The Ultimate Tea Diet with Dr. Tea

So, on my path to a healthier me, of course I’ve run across so many different diets out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthy weight. Most of them, are just not something I could do, they’re just too hard to keep up with, and something that is a drastic change from my overall eating habits (the good ones anyways).

When I found out about The Ultimate Tea Diet, i was intrigued. I love tea and am an avid tea drinker, be it caffeinated, or decaf, herbal, or black, just give me some tea and I’m a happy camper. I bet the first thing you think of when you hear The Ultimate Tea Diet, is that it’s a diet where you simply drink tea all day and your weight will disappear. Right?…..WRONG!

Thankfully Mark “Dr. Tea” Ukra, the author of The Ultimate Tea Diet focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle which includes diet and exercise while adding to it, the consumption of tea. Said to be one of the hottest diets of 2008 by Dr. Ian Smith’s, The Ultimate Tea Diet will claims to help you lose weight by the three main ingredients in the tea: caffeine (stimulates), L-theanine (appetite suppressant), and EGCG (helps burn fat faster and more efficiently).

To combat the cravings that may come along while on your new diet and lifestyle, Dr. Tea has come along with some really great tasting Craving Teas. With flavors such as Candy Bar, Blueberry Pie, Pina Colada, Chocolate Cream Pie (my fav), and many more, these really do set those cravings to the side and satisfy them. I can speak for myself when I say these tea’s are just GREAT! They also come in two forms, either in the tea bag, or you can have them in the loose leaf form.

I’m still reading my book, and plan to actually follow the entire diet through (once we hit our next grocery trip). It is a pretty basic low fat, high fiber, low carb diet where you just add some tea! There is also a 14-day meal plan that is provided for some help along with some recipes, this is very helpful for one just starting out, or if your like me need that extra help and push to get started on something new. Even if your not into going right into a new diet, the book is a great read for any tea lover. Mark Urkra gives some great tips on the ‘art’ of making a great cup of tea, and the book has many different quotes about tea, and some information about the different types of tea available.

Visit the Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden website for more information. You can also visit Tea Tips with Dr. Tea and watch a 3 minute video podcast hosted by Dr. Tea as he explains the different varieties of tea, the health benefits and the secrets of the world of tea. There’s a new podcast every week, check it out!

Win The Ultimate Tea Diet book along with a Craving Tea Sampler: Mark Urkra has offered my readers a great giveaway, you can win a copy of The Ultimate Tea Diet as well as a Craving Tea Sampler in either the loose leaf tea, or the tea bags samples (your choice). All you have to do is follow the guidelines below to be entered to win. We will be giving away 3 of these packages to 3 lucky winners.

To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
  • Visit The Ultimate Tea Diet website and leave me a comment letting me know which craving tea you would most look forward to trying, and then let me know if you’d like your sampler in a loose leaf tea sample or a tea bag sample if you were to win.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you, non bloggers can enter but if your not a blogger please leave your email address in the comment, if there is no way for me to contact you via a blog or email address you will be disqualified and your comment will be deleted. If you do not leave a comment with the above criteria and follow the guidelines your comment WILL BE DELETED and you will be disqualified.
  • This contest is open to those with a US mailing address ONLY! (sorry)
For an extra entries (one extra for each done):
~ Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link in a separate comment
~ Add my button (or text link) to your blog/sidebar and leave me a comment letting me know where it can be found (if already added let me know and you’ll gain an extra entry)
~ Non Bloggers and Bloggers subscribe to my RSS feed and let me know you’ve subscribed (if you are a current subscriber let me know and you’ll gain an extra entry)

**Make sure you leave separate comments for each ‘extra’ thing you’ve done (makes it easier on me)**

Winner will be chosen randomly from

GIVEAWAY CLOSES August 5, 2008 @ 11:00 pm EST

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August 5, 2008 – 11:00 PM - | Posted in 2008 Diets, Dr. Tea, Product review, The Ultimate Tea Diet | 164 Comments »
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