Thursday, January 20, 2011

Working Class!

Country Music Television (CMT) is premiering their very first scripted sitcom "Working Class"starring TV veteran Melissa Peterman ("Reba") and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Ed Asner on January 28 at 8pm EST/PST, followed by a second, all-new episode at 8:30pm.


"Working Class" follows Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her three kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to “the good life” is harder than she thought.

She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only “career” prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he’s also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he’s not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class.

Thanks to The One2One Network, I was able to watch the first episode of Working Class before it is on CMT. Honestly for the first episode it kept my interest enough to want to watch some more. I had a few favorite scenes,  which if I told you all it would give it away. So what I will do is after the first episode premiers on CMT, I will write a blog post and let everyone tell me any favorite scenes from the show.

Because of my relationship with the one2one network, I was given access to the first episode of Working Class. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for writing this review.
This post  does enter me into a contest.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Box Tops For Education!!

How fun is that video to watch ?!? I can only imagine just how much fun it was to make. I love the fact that they use a band because honestly my favorite part of a parade are the High School Bands. I don't know why but I have always LOVED watching and listening to them.

More Information about Box Tops for education:
Box Tops for Education was created by General Mills in 1996 as an easy way to help make a difference for kids and schools. Since then, schools have earned more than $375 million through the program to help get the things they need-from books and school supplies to playground equipment and computers. Help make a difference in schools by clipping Box Tops from more than 240 brands, including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Avery, Welch´s, Land O´Lakes and Brita. Find out how much your school has earned and learn other ways to earn cash for your school at

This program is amazing and so very easy to participate in. When you go to the store and do your shopping you will see some products that have the cute Box Tops For Education symbol on it. When you buy that product and take it home, you can cut out that symbol and have your children take it to school. It will then be added to the container they are using to hold all of them. That's it!! It is as simple as that.

You can follow Box Tops For Education on Facebook or Twitter

Do you collect the Box Tops? Does your local school accept the Box Tops?  Please let me know your experience with this program.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!!

Now I have always bought at least 5 boxes of cookies from one Scout or another, but this year things are different. This year I will be getting them from my little Brownie Scout. I can already say that I feel for all Scout parents during this time. This is crazy just how popular these cookies are and I thought the Popcorn sale for Cub Scouts was crazy. 

We picked up the forms last night and already have 40 boxes on the list to pick up. 4 of the orders came in a comment on my status on facebook and the other 3 orders came from Hubbyman's work. I may never want to see a cookie after this sale. LOL

There are some changes that you need to know about to ensure you get the correct cookie when ordering from a local Girl Scout:

Trefoils are now called Shortbread
Tagalongs are now called Peanut Butter Patties
Samoas (I think) are now called Caramel deLites
Do-Si-Does are now called Peanut Butter Sandwich

There is a new cookie this year called Shout Outs, this one is described as Light and crisp, these Belgian-style caramelized cookies are a sensibly sweet treat!!

Also the Thanks-A-Lot cookies come in new packaging and because of that they are reducing waste.

In our are area we offer 8 flavors: Thanks-A-Lot, Shout Outs!, Lemonades, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, and Peanut Butter Sandwich.

So be on the look out for your local Girl Scouts to get your cookies!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Carpet and Laminate and Hard Wood Oh My!!

As you can tell from the title, I am once again looking at houses. I have about 10 on my short list, but will not make any real decisions until we know a better time frame on our move.

Each of these houses would be perfect for our family, so I can tell already just how hard making the final decision will be.

So Let's talk about flooring options. Do you have a favorite or Do you like a mix of flooring in your house? Personally I really LOVE the look of a dark Hard Wood, however I really want carpeting at least in the bedrooms. There is just something about waking up and placing your bare feet down on something nice and cold that does not appeal to me. Unfortunately, Due to some allergy issues my carpet option may have to be out of the question. :(

But fear not, I have started looking at modern rugs and have found some that could work to give me the best of both worlds. We already have a few themes in mind when it comes to decorating the Kids Rooms. We have not been able to really paint or decorate while living in Military Housing, so we are really excited about being able to.

My Daughter wants Zebra Print and Bright Pink, so black, white, and pink it will be. I found the perfect rug for her room within all the wonderful shops at CSN Stores.

Is that not just perfect for the theme she has picked!?!

If someone would have told me last year that I would be obsessed with house related things now, I would have thought they were out of their minds, but look at me now. LOL I am having a blast looking at all the wonderful items you can get to make up your perfect room, no matter which room it is!!

What kind of flooring is your favorite? Do you use rugs in your house? Let me know!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sensory Kids and IHOP Join Forces For a Fundraiser!!

Sensory Kids is doing a Fundraiser to raise money for the Sensory Gym and YOU can help by purchasing and/or selling $5 tickets for a Short Stack of Pancakes. IHOP in Las Cruces has GENEROUSLY donated up to 500 short stacks for Sensory Kids to raise money for the Sensory Gym. That's $2,500 we can use toward equipment IF we can sell all the tickets; but we NEED HELP to sell the tickets!

The tickets are available now and the best part is they can be redeemed ANY DAY IN JANUARY 2011 including today! These would be great gifts for employees, clients, or families as well!

 You may also call (575) 635-9481 to purchase tickets or for more information. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! Special thanks to Mike Tellez and IHOP in Las Cruces!

Having a Child with Autism I would LOVE to see a place where we can go that he will feel comfortable. I don't live in Las Cruces, NM But I live close enough. That is why I wrote this post to help get the word out about Sensory Kids and this amazing Fundraiser. If you are in the area and want to help by purchasing or selling some tickets, Please call the number listed above.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The way meat is packaged...

Normally I am so on top of everything. I go to the store and as soon as I get home I am quickly separating the meat products and tossing them in the freezer. This weekend I was not so on top of it all. I just had to toss 8 lbs of ground beef into the trash instead of the freezer, why? Because apparently it would be too much to ask for the store to package the stuff so there are no little holes in the plastic.

It is moments like this that I can not wait to be able to go to a meat market, where they wrap the meat up in cute white paper. The difference is that they wrap it up the correct way! You can just come home from the meat market and toss everything in the freezer (no separating) AND if you do toss it in the fridge to use for dinner that night or the next, you will not have to empty your fridge, clean it all out, and put everything back in because of a hole in the packaging that caused nasty blood stuff to leak out all over.

Well so much for Lasagna tonight, I guess it will have to be steak soft tacos instead.

Do you ever get this? I think I might have to make a small complaint to the store, I don't know..