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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Helena Hippo And The Magic Ballet Slippers Preview & Review

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Helena Hippo At Camp Sunshine 2012

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

PearlMountain Image Converter Review and giveaway

This is a very easy and helpful product. There are many different things it can be used for. Here are a couple of my samples. I think this a product anyone will love!! Only took me a few minutes to figure out how to use it, it's very user friendly.

Added a watermark

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PearlMountain Image Converter

PearlMountain Image Converter is a photo converter as well as batch image converter, which helps you convert images to other formats, resize, rotate, crop, add picture watermark, apply effects and add border to thousands of images at a time.

PearlMountain Image Converter is an efficient and convenient picture converter for batch converting and processing images.It allows you to convert images to other formats, resize, rotate, crop, add watermark, apply effects and add border to thousands of images at a time. With one click your digital photos will be just right for the Web, blog, e-mail, photo printing, Facebook, MySpace, mobile phone..etc.
This batch image format converter supports 60+ image formats, including the most popular ones: JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, PSD, GIF, TGA, ICO, PDF, RAW and many others.

How does PearlMountain Image Converter work?

Launch the program. Add image files for conversion. Specify conversion options and destination folder for saving files and press "Start" button. This is all you need to know to successfully use the program and get professional results. Even if you never dealt with image converters before you will master the program in seconds

Giveaway-  20 Lucky Winners will 


PearlMountain Image Converter

Product Download with Licence!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free to truthfully review and give my honest opinion of the product.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Spoonflower Fabric Design Vote For Me!


For my design


These little Tap, Jazz, and Ballet piggy's say I Love Dance

Contest theme: As a visual theme, owls have dominated the crafty world for far too long, in our opinion. So this week we asked designers to propose a new alpha critter. So what will be the new owl? Hedgehogs, foxes, guinea pigs, chickens and narwhals duke it out in this week's contest 

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

In Honor Of My Grampa

In Honor Of My Grampa RIP 

Howard Frederick Hadden


Me with Grampa in the background
Grampa and Tristan

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Calling All Runners - Go The Distance For Camp Sunshine!

Dear Runners and Aspiring Runners,

If you are ready to challenge yourself while helping ill children and their families attend Camp Sunshine, we have a great opportunity for you to enter the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, a world class run from Crescent Beach State Park (Cape Elizabeth, ME) to Portland Head Light. 

Beach 2 BeaconAs a past event beneficiary, Camp Sunshine has been allotted 25 bibs for this year's race on Saturday, August 4thRecently, the event's 4,000 slots sold out in a record-breaking five minutes, making Camp Sunshine's bibs all the more desirable and sought after.
In exchange for these bibs and entries into this prestigious race, all we ask is that participants each raise a minimum of $500 for Camp Sunshine. We know this amount is a reasonable commitment, and can either be paid outright by each runner, or raised via donations from family members and friends. Camp Sunshine will even have fundraising pages available to help you broadcast for support.

We are announcing this offer to Camp Sunshine families, volunteers, donors and other friends first.Those interested should contact us by April 10th, after which we will invite the general public to join us. Whether a seasoned veteran or beginning runner, this could be just the race for you!    

Contact Information:
To secure a bib or get more information on running for Camp Sunshine, please contact Michael Smith, Director of Special Events, by phone at (207) 655-3800 or by email

Other Road Races & Events:
Are you going to be competing in your own road race or marathon this year? Why not run for Camp Sunshine! Look around your local area for 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons, and triathlons. Contact Ashley Riley, Events Coordinator, by phone at (207) 655-3800 or by email at to find out how you can go the distance for Camp Sunshine.

Have a Wonderful Day!  
Camp Sunshine 
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

New Uses
For Old Things

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

More hidden tricks to get your house sparkling in record time.

Newspaper as Refrigerator Odor Absorber
Absorb odors in the refrigerator’s vegetable drawer with a lining of newspaper.

Salt as Homemade Drain Cleaner
Get a slow-moving drain flowing again and pour a solution of ½ cup of salt for every quart of hot water down the pipe.

Olive Oil as Stainless Steel Cleaner
Buff streaks out of stainless steel with a little oil on a terry-cloth rag, then shine with a dry paper towel.

Baby Oil as Chrome Polish
Forget keeping skin soft, baby oil also polishes chrome. Apply a dab to a cotton cloth and use it to shine everything from faucets to hubcaps. You'll end up with shiny, happy surfaces from a medicine-cabinet staple. (Who actually owns chrome cleaner, anyway?)

Hair Spray as Lipstick Stain Remover
Kiss that smudge of Really Red good-bye. If the fabric is machine washable, saturate the spot with hair spray, let it sit for 10 minutes, then dab with a damp cloth or sponge to remove. Launder as usual to wash out any residual stain and spray.

Aluminum Foil as Glassware Scrubber
To get baked-on food off a glass pan or an oven rack, use dishwashing liquid and a ball of foil in place of a steel-wool soap pad, says Mary Findley, president of the cleaning-products developer Mary Moppins. It's one way to recycle those used but perfectly good pieces of foil you hate to throw out.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

From Keurig K Cup Coffee to Jewelry Organization Holder

The Keurig K Cup Holder Organization. My niece was no longer using this and I thought I could re-use somehow. And yes I did! I was trying to help my daughter Organize her  jewelry and sunglasses and found this worked great for her!

I used the front,back and both sides!

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As your baby grows...3 months old

Ages and Stages - Baby Tristan is 3 months old!

My nephew Tristan

Early Signs of Teething 

Teething is not a fun milestone for your baby or for you. Know the symptoms (don’t you love the extra drool?), so when Baby starts cutting her first tooth you’ll be able to identify why she’s so fussy. Calm her with these simple soothers that will ease the pain which leads to a happier baby. 

Teething Symptoms 
Teething is part of your baby's development, and it can be one of the most painful parts of her first year. Most babies get their first teeth around 6 months, but they might come anytime between 3 and 12 months of age. According to pediatrician Lori Walsh, M.D. from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago babies tend to become more oral at this age, constantly putting things in their mouths. It's a normal part of their development to start exploring different objects with their mouths. Some parent might mistake this for teething, but don't jump to conclusions just yet. 

Before a tooth emerges, your baby is going to start drooling -- a lot. This may be attributed to the teething process, but it's also caused by this oral stage of development. This excessive drooling can cause an uncomfortable red rash on his chin. To prevent this, pat his chin with a luke warm washcloth or towel throughout the day. Pediatricians also recommend putting petroleum jelly on his chin to help ease the rash.

Teething Toys
Although teething hurts, there are many things to try before turning to medicine. Teething rings are popular toys for babies to chew on, as well as plush toys that are crunchy on the inside.

Babbling Baby 

From babbles to words to sentences, here's everything you need to know about your baby's language development. 

Baby Non-Talk
Long before your baby said her first word, she was already chatting you up. Establishing eye contact, imitating your facial expressions, babbling, cooing, gurgling, crying -- these are all forms of dialogue. So don't leave her hanging. Imitate her sounds or respond to her cries to let her know that you hear her and that she matters.

Talk Constantly to Your Child
You may feel silly saying to your child, "What's Daddy doing? He's opening the refrigerator. Oh, look. He took out the milk!" But we promise, the more you talk to your kid, the bigger her vocabulary will be. It also helps when you label things you pass on the street or throw into your cart at the grocery store.
And while it probably won't hurt to use your baby as a sounding board for your latest rant about your boss, it's better to focus on the things that actually interest her. If she's pointing at a cat but can't say the word, help her out by saying, "Kitty. What a soft, pretty kitty." The more you speak and expand on your baby's sounds, the more chance she has of picking up words.

Speaking to Baby
Those short sentences, that high-pitched voice: You know you do it! Even older children talk this way to younger kids. But never fear, there's a method to themadness. Speaking in a higher pitch helps gain baby's attention, and the simple sentences ensure that she'll be better able to understand what you're saying.

Have a great week!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Best Clutter Cures My Take On Pinterest Ideas

Don't sweat the small stuff; organize it. These fixes, using a few secretly brilliant household staples, will keep your life (and brain) in working order.
I will keep adding to this as I find new things to try

#1 -Spice Rack

I'm so excited I first saw this on Pinterest now it's my try!

A couple days ago while out for a walk with my husband, someone put some FREE stuff out at the road. Lol I was so excited to see a spice rack. Our course my husband thought I was crazy. I couldn't wait to get home and get to work. There was a few jars missing but that's ok I will just keep my eyes open for more.
Finally, a spot for beads, sequins, and all that other rainy-day lifesaving stuff. Now somebody pass the googly eyes, please!

1) This is what it looked like before I started.

2) Soaked them in soapy hot water, and than sprayed them with bleach cleaner to make sure they were nice and clean.

3) Next I wanted to cover up the spice names, so I glued ribbon over it to cover it up and add a little color.
4) Now I added all my goodies. I used it for buttons,sequin,rhinestones and jems.

It is such a great idea so glad I saw it on Pinterest!

So ideas for a spice rack:

Separate your nuts and bolts. And nails. And screws. Or, if you have furniture you assembled yourself, organize containers by item (coffee table, bedroom armoire, etc.) in case they need a quick fix.

A simpler, happier office. Get rid of the separate boxes of pushpins, rubber bands, labels, paper clips — doesn't a clean desk feel so nice

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Royal Ballet

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Photo Gallery

Came across these amazing photo's today and had to share!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which has just returned to the Royal Opera House. 

See all the great photos at The Ballet Bag

Tagged as: Alexander CampbellAlice PennefatherAlice's Adventures in WonderlandChristina ArestisChristopher WheeldonDavid PickeringGalleryGary AvisGeneral RehearsalItziar MendizabalJonathan HowellsLeanne CopeLiam ScarlettPaul KayPhotosRicardo CerveraSamantha RaineSarah LambSteven McRae Pin It
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