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Happy New Year with Jones Soda

31st December 2009

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

I can’t believe it, but it’s here, time to say goodbye to 2009 and welcome in not only a new year, but a new decade beginning with 2010! I say, bring it on!

Now, if I had truly done some planning for this evenings celebration, I probably would have included a customized and personalized version of Jones Soda to serve up to my guests. Seriously, this is very cool. With myJones custom soda I can pick my own flavor and would probably choose a strawberry lime which is one of my favorites. And, since it would have been for our New Years celebration, I probably would have provided a graphic like the one above to be on the bottle label. I think it is pretty festive, don’t you? Besides a graphic or photo on the front label, I can put my own text on the back too and probably would’ve simply said “Happy New Year from our family to yours”.

Now I know I’m too late for New Years, but I could go ahead and do something similar for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Her friends would certainly think she’s very cool if she had a soda pop named after her and maybe even with her own picture on it! Or, we could include a picture of the dog and name it after her, Plinko Pop!

I can get a 12 pack of myJones custom soda for less than $30, so I think it’s a definite possibility and I need to place my order now so I don’t forget!

While I’m off placing my order, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

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29th December 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Quilt Pox

I was blog surfing a while back and ran across this at My Meme Mania and, with permission, have re-posted it here. This definitely applies to me!

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26th December 2009

All Squared Up

I’ve taken some time off from work and blogging so that I might spend time enjoying my family and getting a few other things accomplished. It really is amazing just how much I can get done when I don’t sit down in front of my computer!

Today I cut fabric and turned it into this. I machine pieced this top for a baby quilt for a gift for a friend of mine. To begin with, I cut 73 5×5 inch squares and the borders which are all 5 inches in width and vary in length depending on their placement in the quilt. I then pieced together 9 of the squares to form the center of the quilt top.

Next, I added the first set of borders.

I pieced it all together and this is the end result.

Now I just need to get it quilted!

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25th December 2009

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May you all have safe travels and spend time with your loved ones, sharing in His love.

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24th December 2009

Taking a Break

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of All opinions are 100% mine.

My daughter has been out of school all this week and I feel like I’ve been running her around town, shopping for last minute gifts, working and trying to get the house ready for Christmas and not having too much time for myself. That may sound a bit greedy, but I really do need some downtime and so, I’ve decided that I’m going to take today and tomorrow off from pretty much everything!

This time of year is really all about family and friends, and yet, it can get so hectic that we can forget to step back and simply enjoy the holiday. I did quite a bit of my holiday shopping online which saves wear and tear on me, but did you know you can also shop online for things besides gifts? I’m thankful for, a free website that allows me to keep up with my everyday household shopping, even at the most hectic time of year!

I can purchase all my regular grocery items like laundry detergent, bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, and paper goods without ever having to leave my house. In fact, allows me to set up my account for free and send myself reminders of when I might be running out of items like toilet paper. The site is so easy to use and includes automatic coupons so I don’t have to spend time clipping from the newspaper, yet another time saver! Their shipping is free as long as you order the minimum number of items and their prices are competitive with any grocery or big box store. also has a Refer a Friend program (located under the “My Account” section on This is an affiliate program where users can give their readers $10 off once $50 is spent on the site, and then they get 3% back of the purchases for a year. has saved me time, money and allowed me to stay within my monthly budget, not to mention, it’s allowing me today to take time off rather than go out into the heavy traffic and deal with all those frantic people at the grocery store the day before Christmas!  If you’re looking for a great, easy way to save on your household budget and save time, you should definitely check out

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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