Monday, June 6, 2011

First Post of 2011... Here, Home, Hope

Have you ever filled out a survey and it asks you about your interests and you check that you enjoy reading. Of course I always check that box. I love to read books. I find it relaxing to sit and get lost in a good book. Sometimes I even think about reading and hope that I find the time. When I think back at 2010 I sat and tried to think of a good book that I read. Did I read any books that weren’t related to finishing my MBA? Did I even read those books? Where did 2010 go? Thinking of the first five months of 2011 I’ve thought the same. With these memories being fresh, I know I have not read one book this year for enjoyment. I barely have read the magazines that I subscribe too. Why is it that I check that I enjoy reading but yet I never find the time to read a good book? Why is it that we just don’t find to do the things we enjoy?

I haven’t posted on my blog in quite some time. Last time was in 2009 and I must have been excited about a free taco! Where have the last two years gone?

What a better way to start out my reading for 2011 by reading a book called Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda. I have never read any other books by this author so I was open to whatever the book had to offer.

The best part about a good book is that it is a fast read. The worst part about a good book is that it is a fast read. Some books you just never want to end or you just want more. I think Here, Home, Hope, made me want more. Not sure if it made me want more from myself or from the characters. Inspiring, motivational, and most of all it made me realize that we all make mistakes but in the end there is still hope for a happy ending for all of us if we put our minds to it.
The book has made me get back into writing and blogging a bit. I hope to make this the first of many great books for 2011. To all of you looking for a light, fun, fast, and inspiring read this is a good book to read.

Get to know the author and check out her webpage.

I love being a member of the One2One Network. If you haven't heard of them check out their website so you can enjoy great reads such as this also!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Wow!! This is great and I plan on getting my free taco. Go to Taco Bell between 6pm and Midnight on Halloween, October 31st and receive your own free Black Jack Taco!!

Check out the details here!!!

Joshua Bell At Home With Friends Review

I will be the first to admit this was not my kind of CD. I had to really keep an open mind listening to it. Since this was not my normal style of music I had to look at it from the point of view of someone who might enjoy this. Here is what I came up with.

A few words to describe this CD would be classy, smooth, crisp, wonderfully played, and meaningful. The way the instruments played so smoothly and in sync was joyous to listen to. The piano, the trumpets, and all the great instruments were well played. Check it out!

Here are the track listings.

Album Track listing (Originally performed by):

I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet

Come Again featuring Sting, vocals

Oblivion featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

Cinema Paradiso featuring Josh Groban, vocals

Para featuring Tiempo Libre, various

My Funny Valentine featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals

Maybe So featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings

Grieg: Sonata No. 3 featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)

Eleanor Rigby featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals

O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone

Il Postino featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon

Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals

Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano

Look Away featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin

Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar

I'll Take Manhattan featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano

Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Harry Connick Jr. YOUR SONGS

Ok, so honestly when I saw Harry Connick Jr on the cover of this CD I thought of him being on Will & Grace and was thinking did he sing? I thought maybe it was other people singing the songs and to my surprise it was him. So putting the CD in for the first time I was not excited at all. So here we are a few weeks later and I am writing my blog review and to my surprise I have listened to this CD almost every single day since I got it. Who would of thought that it would help me relax, sing, smile, think about memories, and enjoy my drive into work.

I didn't find one or two songs that I liked. I found FOUR that I listen to almost everyday. Every morning now on my way to work I sing Can't Help Falling in Love With You, And I Love Her, Close To You, and my all time favorite Your Song. I enjoy this CD more than I ever thought possible.

Here is a list of all the great songs on the CD.

Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)

Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)

And I Love Her (The Beatles)

(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)

Besame Mucho

The Way You Look Tonight

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)

Your Song (Elton John)

Some Enchanted Evening

And I Love You So (Don McLean)

Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)

Smile (Charlie Chaplin)

Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

Here are some great links to check out Harry Connick Jr.

Check him out on FACEBOOK...I did!!

Check out his own WEBSITE

Check out some of his songs on iTunes for sample listening!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rock of Ages Broadway Cast Recording HOT!!!

I have never been a big fan of CD's from Broadway shows. I bought one and have not had a good experience. So when I got the Rock of Ages CD to listen to I had little to no expectations that I would actually like it. Next thing you know I am singing Don't Stop Believin in the car.
I still will admit that I am not a big fan of these types of CD's but if you are this is one to get. There is a lot of classic rock songs that are just amazing. The great thing about this is that I have another addition to this review and my sister just came back from New York and actually saw the Rock of Ages show and said it was AWESOME!!! She even got a picture with American Idol's Constantine Maroulis! So we have decided to see this show when I go to New York in November. I am excited and am looking forward to a great musical performance. Can't wait to report back on how the show was.
Here are all the great tracks on this CD. Check out all the hot songs!!!
Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin
Here are some great links for you to check out the making of the soundtrack and a link to buy this great CD.
Have you listened to this soundtrack? Tell us all what you think!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FREE Product Samples

Interested in trying something out but you don't want to pay the full price and find out you don't like it? Well ask me for a sample and you can try it out. Leave me a message here on what product you want to try a free sample of and I will see if I can get you one to try out. Isn't that just great to be able to pick what free sample you can get?? I see a lot of you have entered my giveaway and are interested in trying out a product. Now is the time to ask for a free sample and I will mail them right to your house!!

So leave a comment with your email address and I will contact you and provide you a free sample!!!

There are some great new products out there like the new Tinted Lip Balm!! The free samples on this are just great!! You got to try one.

Visit my Mary Kay Website if you aren't sure what product you would like to try!!

Super Saver Mommy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mary Kay Giveaway Limited Edition Tropical Pineapple Gift Set

So to start my first month off in Mary Kay I am starting it off with a great giveaway!!

This a $30 Limited Edition Tropical Pineapple Gift Set!

So I have been wearing this lotion and using this product for the last week. So far I have had 2 people ask me what is that you are wearing, you smell great! One of them was my teenage daughter so it must be HOT!

I want you all to have the opportunity to try one of these by entering my blog giveaway!!

Here are the ways to enter and you can get more than one entry by doing multiple things.

1 entry for checking out my Mary Kay Website and sharing what your favorite product is

1 entry for twittering about this giveaway. Make sure you leave a separate comment that you twittered about this giveaway!

1 entry for following my blog! This will be a great chance for you to stay on top of all my giveaways! Planning on doing once a month for a new Mary Kay productm and more!

2 entries for checking out my Mary Kay Website and registering on my site

5 entries for checking out my Mary Kay website and purchasing product. Since this is my first month I am offering a 25% off to all new customers! Register now and add the comment NEW2U and I will make sure you get 25% off your whole order plus free shipping. If you spend over $40 you will get a free compact and 4 mini eye shadows!!

You can get a total of 10 entries to win this great Limited Edition Gift Set!!!

Good Luck to all!!! The giveaway ends on July 31st and I will post the winner on the blog and hopefully they will do a product review!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My New Idea

So a couple of months back my sister starting selling Mary Kay and I thought to myself I really don't wear make-up and then realized Mary Kay is so much more than make-up. Again, I thought to myself gee I barely wash my face with more than soap and water. Not the biggest form of advertisement here now am I!!

Guess I have never liked my complextion. Thought I always had uneven skin tone, redness, my freckles don't help either, so this was my first real attempt in my adult life to try taking care of my face. The one thing I can tell you I noticed right away was that my foundation went on much smoother. All of that dead skin and dirt of my face was being removed. Since I wasn't really washing with product before this was all new to me. I was excited and realized I didn't have to put on as much make up either because it seemed to be covering a bit better.

So now I have started to sell Mary Kay more because I love the products and I want to share with others some of these great products. I am hoping all of my friends can check out my personal website and register and that way I can share monthly speicals with you and you can enter to win my great giveways!!

Check it out!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Diane Birch CD Review

First off when I first got this CD I wasn't too excited to have to listen to this. I thought to myself great, not interested but let's see. So when I opened it up my daughter said to me, (who is 15), why don't you ever get any good CD's? I said well check it out and let me know what you think. To my surprise she listened to the whole CD. We were getting ready to drive somewhere and she pops the CD in the car and says let me play my favorite songs for you???? Yes, that many question marks came up in my head! First off, I wasn't expecting her to say she listened to the whole CD and then have her tell me she wanted to share her favorites with me!!! needless to say this CD is pretty awesome. Cool enough for my 15 year old daughter to want to jam to it as we drive down the road. Some powerful and meaningful songs on this CD. I call it my Sunday afternoon CD. If you ever want to sit around and relax and listen to great music this is a CD for you. I have to say that REWIND is my favorite song!!! What a powerful song. Check it out on her myspace page for yourself!!!

Check out this link to listen to FIRE ESCAPE
Then check out Diane Birch on My Space You can listen to some clips from her CD on here also.


It has been awhile since I have posted a blog. TOO LONG! I have been so busy with work, school, life, etc that I haven't had time for anything. So now that things have calmed down I have decided to start back blogging. I have enjoyed doing it and now I finally can start back. I miss my CVS deals and sharing those great deals that I found with everyone.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great New Reward Program Get $10 For Joining!

I am seeing more and more deals to become a frequent shopper at stores. I think that because of the economy stores are trying to find ways to get us to shop there. I liking that some of my favorite stores are starting to offer great new rewards programs.

Here is a great new reward program for Bass Shoe Stores, IZOD and VanHeusen.

Become a member and here is what you get.
-Free Membership
-Receive a $10 coupon just for joining (new members only)
-All members receive 500 bonus points upon registration
-Earn Valuable Rewards Certificates
-Email Advance Notice of Sales
-Birthday Bonus
-Members Only Event

Here is how it works. Earn 10 points for every dollar spent (example: spend $50, earn 500 points). Once you've earned 1,000 points or more you'll receive your Reward Certificate via email, which you can redeem at any Bass, IZOD or Van Heusen Company outlet stores. There is no limit to the number of points you can earn.

I love Bass shoes so this is going to be huge for me!

Monday, February 9, 2009


There are two great ways that you can get some FREE food from TGI Friday’s.

Check out this Buy One Entrée Get One FREE Coupon that you can print out. Check for restrictions listed on the coupon. Pass this on to your friends and family and share the news on your blog!

A second way to get some free food is to enroll in TGI Friday’s NEW Give Me More Stripes Guest Recognition Program.

Here are a few of the great perks:

- FREE Appetizer or Dessert just for joining
- One Time Jump-The-Line Pass
- Get $8 reward (FREE FOOD) for every 100 Stripes you earn
- Plus other FREE PERKS and Specials