Friday, December 9, 2011

Identity Theft and how it affects your Family

     Have you ever wandered about Identity theft and how it would affect your family?  Have you ever had a situation where you went to use your credit card or to get a new card and found out that someone had used your name and information to get a card?  You can go here and get a Credit report, and check and make sure you are still in good standing.

     A few years ago my Mother received a telephone call from a local retailer and informed her that they were upping her credit limit to $25,000.00.  Of course, my mother doesn't need or even want her credit limit taken to this limit, she asked the clerked on the phone why they are increasing her limit?  This is when we got the devastating news that her card had been used 9 states North of us!  Not only did they use the card but they had pretty much bought an entire Living room suite, bedroom suite, and a few odds and ends at a price of about $2,600.00.  I thought my mother was going to have a stroke (no kidding), and she immediately canceled her cards and started on a very long journey of getting her credit back in order!

     This was about 5 years ago when all of this happened and caused a lot of heartache for all of us!  My mother had to prove she was who she said she was and that she in fact did NOT purchase these items that were bought.  It also made it difficult for any accounts that my father was on because he also had to get all new cards and change accounts, simply because they didn't get a check on their Free Credit Score!  Do you know where your credit stands and if your Identity has been stolen?  Do you know the process if someone has stolen or even tried to steal your ID?  With the Economy upside down like it is right now, now is the perfect time to check it out and see where you stand.  And if yu are thinking that you don't have credit cards so you have nothing to worry about, you are WRONG!  Someone else may have your Social security number and driving a brand new car on your credit today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sleep Troubles

     Have you ever woke up in the morning and just felt like a 2 ton truck ran you over all night long?  I feel that way everyday!  My husband tells me that we had conversations that I don't remember having and I even sit up in the bed and open my eyes.  He also tells me that I have a slight snore, nothing really loud or annoying.  In fact, he tells me its kinda ~cute~.  So what is causing this?

     Yesterday morning he told me that I threatened to kick his @$$!  He wakes up daily really Ill at me and I don't have a clue what he is talking about.  When I was younger my Mother would tell me that I would get up in the middle of the night and fold laundry.  You are probably wishing your child would do this too, right? Problem was that I was folding dirty clothes not the clean ones.  I have also woke up outside, and that is just frightening!  Needless to say I don't sleep nude for fear of where I may end up, lol!  My Cousin told me once that I sat straight up in the bed, looked at her, laid back down and went back to sleep!  Again no memory of it.  So what is causing this?

     I have full conversations in my sleep and open my eyes and make eye contact with the person I am talking to!  I think of people talking in their sleep of think of gibberish but in many cases I have had people to tell me about the conversations we had in clarity! Do you know of someone who sleeps, talks, walks, and fights in their sleep?  How do they handle it?  How does it affect their spouse?  Please leave a comment telling me of your story.  I am very interested in finding out what causes this and what treatments there are available!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cancer Survivor and Their Inspirations

     I have a mother who found out that she Mesothelioma; a type of cancer that kills 90-95% of those who have it.  She has  a daughter named Lily and the first year of her life was a bump in the road for best.  Not sure if  Heather (her mother) would make it to even see her start school more or less get a chance to see her graduate, get married or have grand kids, she knew she had to fight. Lily is Heather's only child and she knew she had to fight to see her grow up!

     I can not begin to tell you her story or stories of those that have gone through this.  However, I would love to invite you to the Heather Von St.James Mesothelioma Survivor Blog and read more about it.  She has a very interesting story to tell and knowledgeable information for everyone.  Lily is now 6 years old, do you know how Heather is doing?  Would you like to know?  Go here, and find out!  Great inspirations for anyone having troubles in their life!

Christmas Trend: Fun, Flavor, Color

Cake Batter Cookie Stackers

Cake Batter Cookie Stackers

Take sugar cookies to a whole new level of delicious! Kids and adults will love these cake batter flavored cookies with colorful frosting, and lots of sprinkles! Stack ‘em up and watch ‘em go.

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(2 Ratings)
  • 30 Min
  • TOTAL TIME 1 Hr 15 Min


1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box)
1/2  cup butter, softened
1  egg
1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box)
2  cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1  teaspoon vanilla
1  to 2 tablespoons milk
Liquid food colors (neon pink, neon blue, neon green, classic yellow and red to make orange)
Multicolored sprinkles

1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir sugar cookie mix, 1/2 cup dry cake mix, 1/2 cup butter and the egg until soft dough forms.

  • 2 In small bowl, place remaining 1/2 cup dry cake mix. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in dry cake mix, coating completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or just until cookies are set. (Watch closely to prevent cookies from getting too crispy and overbaked.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in 1 tablespoon milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops 4 small bowls, about 1/4 cup each. Add food color to tiint frosting in each bowl.
  • 5 For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 rounded teaspoon frosting on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together. Roll sides of sandwich cookie in sprinkles.

  • Disclosure:  I received this receipe through MyBlogSpark.  I have not presonally tried these but thought they were really cute and fun for Christmas.

    All In the Family

    Thanks for the post from Lynn Guy
    My sister and I moved to Texas in 2009 and took with us the crazy dream of owning a boutique. We found a great little apartment and full time jobs and began saving every penny we could. It took us two years to scrape the funds together to rent a little shop in a happening spot downtown. With our business budget in mind, we set out to find ways to save on each and every utility. I was immediately online at texas electricity providers finding the electricity provider for our area. My sister took control of all the other utilities and we had the lights on and the doors open within weeks of closing the contract. We have developed some great relationships with unique vendors and artist in the area. The boutique is ever evolving and we carry a beautiful line of kitchen accessories and creative products to make cooking fun and exciting. We offer a range of products perfectly suited for beginners and professionals alike. It has been so wonderful to see a dream come to life with my sister

    Monday, December 5, 2011

    Blolg opportunity ~Diamond Candles~

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    With every candle there is an awesome aroma and a Ring surprise!  The rings are valued anywhere from $10.00 to $5,000.00.  Who could ask for anything more!