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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Homemade baked gifts for my friends

My friends are always willing to give me a helping hand when i need someone to eat all of my baked creations, so I thought that for the holidays this year I'd give them something that I knew they would love and bake them some of their favorite baked goods that I make. From over the years, I've learned which ones each person especially loves so I thought that it would be a nice gift to do that for them and I'd know that they would actually use it instead of just letting it sit around in a closet somewhere like so many gifts end up doing.

But I thought that I could find some new ways to try and package all of my baked goods, so I went online to try and come up with some good ideas. While I was doing that I found a clear internet bundle deal that I just couldn't turn down, so I signed up for it.

I thought that I would go a little bit further with my homemade gift idea and try and come up with some neat containers to put the stuff in.

Guest post written by Sheila Smart


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Children's clothing and school items are great to buy on Black Friday!

I love my kids more than anything in the world. I also love the fact that they greatly appreciate when I buy them brand new clothes, or supplies they need for school. Many parents neglect to realize that being fashionable at school makes for a healthier teen. Many people are brutal at school when it comes to having, or not having, the latest styles and trends. I make good money, so why shouldn't my kids show it? Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is awesome for buying my kids items. Not only are there great savings at the cheap clothing stores for socks, shoes, and undergarments, there are also countless sales for more expensive outfits and clothes at name brand stores.

After setting my home alarm security system (home security system cellguard) I bring my children along and we spend almost the entire day filling up carts with things they like. I make sure to save a good deal of money for this special Black Friday shopping extravaganza. The reason I save is because I know that items will be half off and I can get double the amount. This means I won't have to worry about clothes till the beginning of summer. I also make sure my children have enough school supplies to get them through the entire year of school. Life can't get better than this, can it?

Post contributed by Martha Case


Friday, November 26, 2010

The Greatest Gift

Aside from the gift of life, one of the greatest gift we can have is education. This is something we can carry on for the rest of our lives. Nobody can take it away from us, it's embedded deep within.

As parents, it is our duty and responsibility to make sure our kids get the best education and make them ready to be future professionals. It will be a very big fulfillment for parents once their kids have graduated and seeing them fly high with their dreams and goals.

The Chronicle and Walden University are hand in hand in this dream for the future. Anybody can be what they want to be and achieve things in life as long as they can be lead to the right path.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Retirement Trip to Florida

My wife is finishing up her long-term career as an editor next week, and I'm in the process of planning a retirement trip for us. I've been retired for several years now, and this trip will finally let us celebrate all that we've both accomplished together. Based on some of the great vacations we've had in the past, I planned for us to go back down to southern Florida. We love Miami and we love the Florida Keys, and by flying into Miami International Airport, we have shuttle services to both south beach and the keys. What more could one ask for?

I've been trying to subtly get some things ready, as well as conduct a few last minute errands. I would like to get some Miracle Ear Hearing Aids for the trip, and I would also like to get some warmer weather wear. We've been looking forward to something like this for a long while, and when my wife finally hangs up her hat on a 33 year editing career, she'll have something excellent to kick off a new chapter in her life.

Guest post written by Jim Flores


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is Fun to Read for Adults and Kids

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is a great book, its so easy to immerse yourself in the story. Harry does not know he is a wizard until his eleventh birthday. Luckily Hagrid appears and informs Harry about his powers.

Harry has been accepted to Hogwarts, a school that educates wizards and witches on how to use their abilities. The villain in the story is Voldemort who was almost destroyed attempting to kill Harry when he was a baby. Harrys parents were killed during this battle and he was living with his aunt and uncle.

Voldemort is trying to return to power with a stone that gives wizards and witches immortality. This stone has been hid inside Hogwarts and protected by different spells that teachers at Hogwarts have created. Harry discovers that one of the teachers has been helping Voldemort.

Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione work together to prevent Voldemort from stealing the Sorcerer̢۪s stone. They run into obstacles including a plant that attempts to choke them, a bigger than life chess set that Ron is able to conquer and a flying key that must be caught by Harry himself. Last is a tricky potion riddle that Hermione is able to solve.

When I am not reading I watch my satellite TV from, I enjoy unwinding with shows I have recorded on my DVR.

Guest post by Dana Osborn


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Joke gifts

This year for my 30th birthday party, my friends threw me a surprise birthday party and it actually suprised me! Normally no one can ever get anything by me, but they managed to do it somehow. One of teh best things about the party was that they gave me all of these joke gifts that they know I would never like or really even use. At the party, I threw all of them in the biggest gift bag and took all of them home and forgot about them.

But then when I was cleaning out my spare bedroom a couple of weeks ago, I found a Nicholas Sparks book that someone gave me and decided to see what the big deal was. But first I looked up a review of it online and it was actually a positive one. When I was doing that I also found and I think I might change over my internet service to that company.

Well the Nicholas Sparks book isn't Shakespeare or anything, but I guess I can see why people like this stuff.

Guest post written by Santana Burton


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cleaning Service For Gift

There are some people who are way too busy to even give attention to cleaning up their place. I know some who simply goes home to sleep and then off again when morning strikes. Quite a busy life for them neglecting the fact that housekeeping is still a must.

Marble cleaning tips and odor removal tips are great tips to throw in but since most places here are carpeted, a professional cleaning service austin can be an ideal gift to those busy peeps. A very practical gift for someone who wouldn't give attention to those things. That I believe is something to thank for if anybody gives such gift.


Family Fun Time

Thanksgiving is almost near and celebrating it with the family. A great family gift can be a fun packed travel and stay at Myrtle beach hotel. It might be a bit cold already for some beach fun but a nice stroll by the shore watching the sun as it sets can be another way of enjoying the beach too.

At, you can check out Myrtle Beach best hotels where the best packages are being offered. Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving holiday and take the family to dine with festive seafood right at the heart of Myrtle. Some shopping and sightseeing can be as much fun too.

Take the trip to another level with an exclusive golf package even just for a few rounds. Kids and adults can both have fun under sun. That's the great thing about Myrtle, it's not just the beach but a whole lot more to offer. Everything there will surely be a family fun time.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Scoping out Christmas gifts

I'm still snacking on my kids' leftover Halloween candy and watching scary movies, but I'm getting all those emails in my inbox about how I need to buy presents now while the deals are the best. I really don't think that any of the stores are going to run out of supplies for the holidays or that stores are going to intensely raise their prices from now until Christmas ever. But that does have me thinking about what I'm going to buy my family for the holidays.

I was online looking for a book to get for my mother-in-law because that's about the only thing that she doesn't have already. When I was doing that I found the site and changed our internet service over to it.

While I was at it, I looked at a Christopher Moore novel review and think that I just may get one of his books for my teenage son because he loves all kinds of crazy supernatural stuff like zombies and vampires and stuff like that. But I'm not going to buy stuff just yet.

Guest post written by Rita Bruegger


New house for our new family

Once we found out that my wife was pregnant, we knew that a small apartment wasn't going to work for us anymore, so we took the big step and became homeowners. Now I'm trying to get everything ready and in order so we don't have to worry about redecorating the new house once the baby gets here and just focus on being parents.

I was worried that the kitchen wasn't really safe for a little kid and we're trying to think really far ahead of time, so I'm getting sears home improvement Florida to come out and remodel our kitchen and make it harder for kids to get to dangerous stuff in it.

But the most important part is fixing up the nursery. We're going with a Peter Rabbit theme because those books were some of my wife's favorites when she was little and I think it would be okay for either a boy or girl baby because we didn't want to learn the sex of the baby ahead of time.

Guest post written by Jo Warsaw


Post Break: The Atlanta Georgia Aquarium

Anyone who lives in or around the Atlanta, Georgia area should take some time to check out the wonderful aquarium that is located there. Before you go though, make sure that you set your SecurityChoice home security alarm. Then head out to see some wonderful fish and aquatic creatures. You will probably be surprised by some of these things. They are so beautiful and not all of them are fish. The Atlanta, Georgia aquarium also has crabs, lobsters and, of course, sharks. Everything that you could possibly ever want to see at an aquarium can be found here. They even have some really small fish, which led me to think about setting up my own home aquarium.

While I had given some thought to this in the past, I'd never really knew that there could be so many beautiful fish that I could include within my tank with relative ease. How do I know it'll be so easy to set up this new aquarium? Well, it's because the staff at this aquarium is so very knowledgeable and helpful. So, if you have any questions while there, make sure to take advantage of their knowledge.

Content by Edward Massey


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kitchen Gift For Keeps!

Family or couple's gift and business gifts can be hard sometimes to think of but anything for the kitchen makes it so much easier. There are so many possible things to give when you think of the kitchen may it be home kitchen or a commercial kitchen.

Add some new look to that old kitchen with adirondack chairs or give an upgrade to those old utility sinks for a more pleasant and attractive look. The options are limitless, the best part is that these gifts are very practical and useful.

There are many elegant looking and very beautiful kinds of butcher block which can be very ideal for house gifts most especially for couples celebrating anniversaries and as wedding gift. The sizes are ideal even for tiny spaces like apartments and condominiums. This kind of gift will surely be a hit!


Monday, November 8, 2010

New books!

I'm pretty savvy with pop culture and I think I always have been. I guess that reading all those issues of Tiget Beat and Teen Bop must have done me some good because I'm always the first one to get a right answer for any kind of pop culture related question at bar trivia or just in general. So, I was really surprised a while back when one of my friends texted me about some new Sweet Valley High books that are coming out.

I went online to verify it was true, because I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard about it before her. Especially because that was my favorite book series growing up after the Baby Sitters Club books. After I found out from enough reliable sources online or decide that it was true, I saw this website and started reading through it. I like it better from the looks of it than the internet company that I was using at the time, so I switched over to it.

Now I can't wait for the new Sweet Valley High books and I think that they're going to be great, especially for all of us old fans!

Guest post written by Melody Church


Post Break: Furniture shopping fun

I am in the process of looking new living room furniture. The reason being is that I plan on purchasing a home next spring or summer. If I can afford it now, I rather get the living room furniture now and then when it comes time to move, I will have something nice and comfortable to sit on at the new house. I will be looking for a couch that has a sleeper. I like to have that because I have family out of town. It would be nice to have a place for my family to sleep if they choose to stay over.

I like to find something in a darker color due to the fact that I have a dog that sheds a lot. Having darker living room furniture will not show any of the hair that will shed from the dog. I am looking for something in my price range of no more than $1100. However, if I find something that I like that cost a bit more, I will simply try and set up a payment plan. But I think that the best thing that will happen is when I go home and sit down and watch some direct tv, envisioning how it will be on my new furniture.

Thanks to Erich Emerson


Friday, November 5, 2010

Post Break: Night at the theater

I want to start out by saying that I love my husband, LOVE. But when it has been so long that you can not remember the last time you guys left the house sans kids then something is up. Which is why we were thrilled when my dear husband's boss offered him two free tickets to the musical Chicago. We immediately found a sitter (neighbor girl from down the street) and made reservations at our favorite restaurant. I use to go to the theater all the time but had never seen Chicago and had never been to the New York Theater.

During my college years I would frequent the theater any time I got a little extra money. It was mostly low budget things or productions put on by my college so I was extra excited to go see a real show that had a real budget. Going to a theater as fancy as the New York Theater required a new dress for me and a new suit for the husband. The night of the play we tucked our beautiful children into bed and showed the sitter how to set the home security alarm (Adt home alarm prices Detroit). Having it on makes us less anxious about leaving them at home. We had a lovely night out, the weather was perfect and I could not have asked for a better performance at the theater.

Contributed by Fredrick Carrillo

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