Tuesday, October 31, 2006

RECIPE of the Week - 10/31/2006

Decadent Triple Layer Mud Pie

3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1/4 C. sweetened condensed milk
1 oreo pie crust - 6 oz.
1/2 C. chopped pecans
2 C. cold milk
2 pkg. (4 svg. size each) instant chocolate pudding
8 oz. tub whipped topping, thawed & divided

Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat for 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Spoon 1 1/2 C. of the pudding over the pecans in the chocolate crust. Add half of the whipped topping to the remaining pudding; stir until well blended. Spread over pudding layer in crust; top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Makes 10 servings.

Note: You may also top the whipped topping with chocolate curls. To make chocolate curls, you run a vegetable peeler over baking chocolate. Keep the curls refrigerated until you have enough to cover the pie.

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/31/2006

ICE Triple EFX 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner & body wash. This product cleanses, moisturizes and revives you with ingredients like: chinese white tea, chamomile, ginseng and african shea butter. If you want to try a sample, Click Here!

Monday, October 30, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/30/2006

Schick Quattro Titanium Razor. These are great razors. Note: If you have trouble after you hit the submit button - right click on submit and then click play and it will go through. To get a really great razor, Click Here!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/29/2006

Pepcid Complete chewable tablets. Another good freebie from Wal-Mart. This sample is for 8 chewable tablets in berry flavor and as they say - you only need one and heartburn's gone. For your sample of Pepcid, Click Here!

A Doctor goes above and beyond

This past spring, I was an outpatient at a medical center in Denver. It was a Friday and I was there for my final doctor visit as a follow-up to minor surgery that I'd had two days before. During my exam, my doctor noticed that I seemed to be having more trouble breathing. I said I was, but I thought it was a normal reaction to the surgery. A few minutes later, an x-ray showed that my left lung had collapsed, so he said, "I'm sorry, you can't go home, I must check you in to the hospital immediately.”

I then remembered that I hadn't yet packed my bags back at the hotel -- my clothes and toiletries and medications were still in drawers or spread all around the room. So I asked if I could just go to the hotel to check out and bring my luggage to the hospital. My doctor said, "No, I'm afraid I can't let you do that."

I was dismayed, and fretted that I'd now be paying for the hotel room and the hospital room -- on top of a flight change fee! My doctor didn't even hesitate. He said, "I'll go check you out." I looked at him, astounded. Here he was, a very busy specialist at one of the premier medical and research centers in the United States, and he's going to go pack my bags for me?!! Surely, he would send an assistant? But no, that's exactly what he did. He picked up my purse and jacket (he didn't want me carrying anything) and walked me up to the patient ward, checked me in and made sure I was being taken care of, then he drove to the hotel, located everything to pack my bags, paid the maid's tip, and brought my luggage back to me.

A lot of people talk about how impersonal or uncaring doctors are these days. Not mine! I will never forget his caring, kindness and compassion that day. (And, by the way, the supervisor I spoke to at the airline was equally compassionate -- he waived the $100 fee without a note from a physician and said to just get well and call them whenever I was ready to go home.)

Frances Fujii

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/28/2006

Free sample of Gillette HydraSoothe After Shave Balm brought to you by Wal-Mart. This product contains aloe and hydrating emollients to sooth your skin after shaving. For your free sample, Click Here!

Friday, October 27, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/27/2006

Free "Look What I Can Do" easy reader 5 - 6 book. The Building Blocks for a Healthy Future program presents this oversized 16" x 20" book that reinforces positive, healthy choices for children ages 5 to 6. Suitable for home or classroom, the book features the familiar Building Blocks characters in a book that encourages children to read, learn to solve problems, and make healthy decisions. The shipping is free, no credit card required and they give you an order # after you submit your order. To get this book for your child, Click Here!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/26/2006

Free sample of shaping spray from Alice Woodrum Salon. This is supposed to be a really good product, to get yours, Click Here!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Point Worth Pondering

If you love with your heart and not with your eyes, your love will be pure and not disguised.


FREEBIE of the Day - 10/25/2006

Free sample of Claritin Redi-Tabs. They will send you 4 tablets that are fast dissolving. Also, after you submit the request, they have a $3 printable coupon for you to use right away. To get your free sample, Click Here!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/24/2006

Free sample of Basis soap bar. This soap has no dyes or perfumes and has chamomile, aloe vera and almond oil. It is very gentle and they say you can even use this on your baby. For your free sample, Click Here!

Monday, October 23, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/23/2006

Free sample of Seattle's Best Coffee. This coffee is truly good and I'm glad that they are offering a free sample. I'm not sure which coffee they will send out, but the ones I have tried have all been very good. For your free sample, Click Here!

RECIPE of the Week - 10/23/2006

This is a recipe that my Great-Grandmother used to make for us all the time. It is a very moist cake with a subtle lemon flavor and is topped with a lemony glaze. You don't really taste the apricot, but it is a delicious cake.

Apricot Nectar Cake

1 pkg. lemon cake mix
1 box lemon jello
1/2 C. sugar
3/4 C. butter - no substitutions
1 C. apricot nectar
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first 5 ingredients together and then add eggs 1 at a time until mixed well. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 pan. Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 hour, or until done. Make sure and check cake after 40 minutes.

Lemon Glaze

1 1/2 C. powdered sugar - double sifted
4 T. lemon juice - fresh and strained

Sift powdered sugar into a bowl and slowly add the lemon juice, mixing well. Pour over cake while hot.

We usually get about 12 servings out of this cake.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/22/2006

Free sample of Celestial Seasonings Tea. It looks like they select the flavor of tea for you, however, you might specify which tea you would like to try in the comment box and see what happens. For your free tea, Click Here!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/21/2006

Free sample of Sensodyne Toothpaste. If you have sensitive teeth, this is just the product for you. For your free sample, Click Here!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Stop and think about this

My mother was visiting the other day and said something that I thought was very philosophical. She said "A lost minute cannot be found." That really spoke to me. If we would just make every moment count and not waste our time on meaningless things, then we won't have to rue those lost minutes.

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/20/2006

Free sample of Danielle Steele's new fragrance Danielle. I always like to try new fragrances, if you're the same, Click Here!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Angel in Disguise

Random acts of kindness are rare events that happen. For example, a few weeks ago I was at the pharmacy getting some prescriptions filled, and out of nowhere a lady walked up to me and handed me twenty dollars. I told her that I couldn't take the money. She told me that the Lord had laid it on her heart to give me the money, and in her heart she believed that it was the right thing to do. I thanked her for the money. When I got to the counter to pay for my prescriptions, I didn’t have enough money in my pocketbook to pay for it, so the twenty dollars that the lady had given me came in handy. I went outside to find her so I could thank her again. I couldn’t find her. I asked the man sitting on the bench if had saw her. He looked at me funny and said that no one had walked in or out since I had walked. I will never forget the kindness that the lady showed me that day.

Jessica Floyd

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/19/2006

Blazin-Hot or Smokin-hot sauces. The Blazin-Hot sauce is aptly named. The Smokin-Hot sauce is not quite as hot, it is a BBQ sauce. This link takes you to their contact page where you submit your info and specify which sauce you would like to try. Click Here!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Point Worth Pondering

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."

Helen Keller (1880-1968)

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/18/2006

New Life Face Cream. This comes from New Life Skin Care and is a great product. It adds moisture and firmness to your skin and also exfoliates. There are a few choices for you, including vanilla and lavendar scents. The sample and shipping are totally free and you can print out a receipt after submitting the order. To get your sample, click here!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/17/2006

Free Classy Chicken Calendar. This whimsical calendar is brought to you by Classy Chicken Tours & Cruises. My thinking is - You can never have too many calendars. Click here!

Monday, October 16, 2006

FREEBIE of the Day - 10/16/2006

Degree ultra clear for women. Click here!

RECIPE of the Week - 10/16/2006

Spiced Apple Cider

1/2 gallon apple cider
1 C. sugar
2 t. whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg
2 C. orange juice
1/2 C. lemon juice
cinnamon sticks

Combine apple cider and sugar in a dutch oven. Tie cloves and nutmeg in a cheese-cloth bag; add to cider mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the spice bag and add juices. Simmer until heated. Serve with cinnamon sticks for stirrers.

Makes 2 1/2 quarts
125 calories per cup

Makes a great accompaniment for pumpkin cheesecake!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Free Donation To Organization That Benefits Kids With Cancer

Nestle Corporation, through Sticks of Hope, is giving you the opportunity to send virtual popsicle stick messages to kid's with cancer. For every message you send, Nestle will donate .25 to City of Hope (an organization that helps kids who have cancer) Tell everyone you know. This is a really worthwhile offer. Click Here!

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Miracle of a Child

To have a child is a blessing from God.
It is a true miracle for my husband and I because I was supposed to have had a hysterectomy the year before I became pregnant with our daughter. I had a lot of scar tissue that had formed around the uterus and had suffered through 2 miscarriages(one being twins). My doctor was a christian and said the only way for us to not have to do a hysterectomy is if I can say the Lord has been here, it's a miracle. After the surgery, he told me those very words. Five months later, I was pregnant with our daughter. The Lord is always there, in control. He still performs miracles if we will just open our eyes and our hearts to them. Believe and receive.