Sunday, February 27, 2011

New napkin rings and wishful spring thinking

Guest post written by Colleen Marshall

I've kind of got cabin fever right now because I'm all played out when it comes to snow and it's too cold to really leave the house unless I have to. So I'm really just leaving the house for work now and enjoying being lazy around inside. But being stuck inside has me dreaming of sundresses and picnics. I thought that instead of just dreaming about them I might do some fun spring-y crafts that could be put to use in the coming months once the warmer weather does roll around

But if I'm going to go to all that trouble of making a craft, I thought that it would be best to make something that I know I'll use but that I already don't have one of. I went online to look at some of my favorite craft blogs for some inspiration about what I could make. While I was online doing that I ran across the website After I read a little bit of it, I ordered an internet package from it.

I found the idea to make napkin rings. Surprisingly, that was something that I don't have and I made them with some bright beads and they look like spring!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bike commute advice from an expert

Guest post written by Colin Davis

Back when my dad started biking to work, he was the first person that I'd ever heard to do that near where we live. The streets also weren't as bicycle friendly so I thought he was kind of crazy. Well it ends up that he was just way ahead on the biking to commute trend that's really popular everywhere across the country now.

I recently decided that I'm going to start riding a bike to commute to work every day now so I was emailing back and forth with him asking about what kind of bike I should get and any other helpful info when i just happened across some direct tv internet deals and decided to take advantage of them after reading up on them.

Just like I expected, my dad had plenty of bike commute tips for me, including putting my briefcase into a waterproof backpack to wear whiel I ride so that none of my stuff inside of it would get messed up without sacrificing the professional look of carrying around a briefcase.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Greatest Birthday Present Ever!

Contributed by Wallace Stafford

I have always been a huge fan of Nascar but never was able to make it to a race because of work and my children. This year that would all change. For my my wife so kindly got me tickets to see the upcoming race last week. I was beyond excited, all I could do was kiss and hug her until she was sick of me! The day of the race I woke up really early due to the anticipation and I made a scrumptious breakfast for my wife and I. On the way out the door I shut all the windows, locked the doors and set the home security alarm(click here for Home Alarm Systems packages CA). People around here can be hard to trust at times. The ride was a little over an hour long but my wife made it fun and very entertaining. Once we arrived at the race way we found our seats and got food for the show. My wife is not really into racing but she made herself seem excited just to keep me in high spirits.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Event leaves something to be desired

I appreciate the guest post, Graig Brooks

I'm not sure if the was a show I was more interested in seeing during their fall television premire than "The Event". As I sat down to watch the fall premiere on my satellite tv from, equipped with an HD picture and a DVR that I always use in order to record the first five minutes of the show without watching I got more excited.

Why do I let it go for five minutes you ask? That way I don't have to watch as many commercials. So as the show began, I couldn't help but feel a little let down. Part of the problem was that I had watched the five minute trailer for the show the network had released late in the summer. It appears that they put every exciting moment into the trailer, making the show a mish mash of dull interludes and stuff I had already seen. The intrigue was still there but it was somehow muted by the fact that it was basically there for the second time.

Certainly the event that the show is built around, that happened almost at the very end of the show will have me coming back for the second week, but my first reaction to the show is they may have bitten off more than they can chew. It is hard to have a show that is keeping people on the edge of their seat while simultaneously developing the myriad of characters they have. We will have to wait and see.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scooby Doo Halloween Program

Thanks for the guest post by Laura Mitchell

My favorite children's Halloween program is Scooby Doo Halloween, which is a great prime time special to watch on satellite TV from This is my favorite because my son loves Scooby Doo and it is fun watching him enjoy Scooby Doo and the Scooby Doo crew's adventures. Some how when a ghost is on Scooby Doo, it is never scary to him. He is only 2 years of age but some how never gets scared of the ghosts or mystery. He lights up and gets all excited, as the ghost appears and the Scooby Doo crew, which includes Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby tries to unravel the mystery.

My favorite characters on the Scooby Doo Halloween show is Shaggy and Scooby. They make such great friends and they seem to be the characters that my son relates to the most. In the Scooby Doo Halloween program, the Scooby Doo crew goes to visit Velma's aunt. While visiting Velma's aunt and enjoying the town's Halloween celebrations a ghost appears. This is the beginning of the mystery. Of course, since this is Scooby Doo, it is more fun and entertaining than scary. It is a very enjoyable children's Halloween program for kids of all ages.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sounds of the Wild

A mother was reading a book about animals to her 3 year old daughter.
Mother: "What does the cow say?"
Child: "Moo!"
Mother: "Great! What does the cat say?"
Child: "Meow".
Mother: "Oh, you're so smart! What does the frog say?"
And this wide-eyed little 3 year-old looked up at her mother and in her deepest voice replied, "Bud."

Packing light

Guest post written by Charlotte Henries

I have quite a big problem. I have way too many clothes and shoes, so packing for trips can be really tough. There have been several times when I've gone somewhere with a carry on bag and then once I go through airport security they tell me it's too big so I have to have to end up paying to check it because I bought too much stuff and tried to pack it into the same small suitcase.

But I'm hoping those days are gone. After taking weekend trips where I have to do that too many times, I've bought some new luggage off of clear 4G Internet that can supposedly fit more stuff in it.

I thought that in combination with that I would for sure be able to do some light packing and end up having to pay a whole lot less for my luggage.

I'm going to visit one of my friends out in San Diego in a few weeks so I'm going to try out my new packing ideas soon. Let's just hope I can do it and save some money on checking bags.