My husband has a friend from college who is from New Zealand. He met an American girl who was studying there, married her and then followed her back to the U.S. That was a couple decades ago and they are still here! Guess he likes the good 'ol USA! Still, he must miss the beautiful beaches of New Zealand, not to mention his family. I can't even imagine living so far away from my childhood home!
If I were planning a trip to New Zealand, I'd need to plan for air travel from my home to the coast, then from the coast to New Zealand. Talk about a long trip! I really don't have the budget or flexibility for travel at this point in my life, but planning out a trip could still be fun. It's sorta like window shopping, but without actually going anywhere!
I think it would be fun researching hotels, attractions, beaches, and the people of New Zealand. The best way to get to know a country is to experience it the way it's citizens do! I'd probably rent a car and do a lot of exploring. Car Rental Auckland Airport is probably where I'd first look to pick up some wheels. I'd want to find something fuel efficient and reliable. If I were more daring and adventurous, I might even look at a motorcycle in New Zealand. It would be a great way to get around, using very little gas. If I weren't such a chicken or afraid of getting rained on that is!
What if I were wanting to live in New Zealand? Maybe for a few years? I'd then have to look at homes! Financing a home in New Zealand would be quite a journey in and of itself. I imagine financing a home there looks different than financing in the US. Just a guess!
In any case, I don't have any real plans to travel at the moment. Some day I'd like to take that dream vacation to Australia and New Zealand. I'd also love to travel through Western Europe, Israel, and Canada. My guess is a trip to Canada will come first! lol
Life is a precious gift, we shouldn't take one minute for granted. Kiss and hold your children tight tonight and remind them they are dearly loved. Pray for those who have lost, especially those who have lost loved ones. Most especially those who have lost children. My heart is full for those grieving tonight.
I also couldn't help but notice there are contests running over at Celebstir. You can earn "cash, gifts, and exposure" by competing in business promoted contests. Nice! Everyone who knows me well knows I love a good contest. I've won a few giveaways over the years and intend to win a few more! We all want a little attention right? Businesses are no different. They know a good giveaway or contest is more than enough to get people talking about their services/products and that kind of exposure is always positive!
What if you're not really looking to follow anyone, but need people to follow you? Not a problem. At Celebstir you not only have the option to follow and chat with all sorts of fascinating people, but you can gain followers... and potentially a bit of priceless attention. Maybe you're looking for a little shameless exposure for your blog, business, or talent? If you're trying to build your presence on the web, Celebstir could be your new best friend. It's just one more foot in the door. You're likely already on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube... what do you have to lose with Celebstir? Whether you're a tattoo artist, a journalist, or vlogger, you'll fit right in.
Pop on over and tell me what you think? Will you be joining? What is it you want the world to discover about you?
I do appreciate however that people make mistakes. And then there are those unfortunate souls who get charged with crimes they did not commit. There will always be a need for qualified criminal attorneys. I believe even the guilty are entitled to competent legal representation. We should all have equal access to a fair trial and I'd hate to live in a country where this wasn't the case.
If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in Raleigh, you may want to do a google search for Criminal Lawyer Raleigh.
Have you ever had to seek out a criminal lawyer? Either for yourself or for someone you love? I imagine it's an extremely desperate and scary situation. I know if it were one of my own children who needed legal council I'd want the very best lawyer my dollar could afford.
Have you considered cake decorating classes? Many hobby stores offer classes to adults and some even have workshops for children. It's worth looking into! If you cannot find a hobby store offering classes, do an Internet search or ask someone who dabbles in cake decorating to give a few lessons. Kids love to decorate cakes and cookies, and this is one activity you can enjoy together!
If you run short and can't find anyone willing to take on your youngster for a class, take the class yourself and bring that knowledge home with you! Buy a starter decorating kit from Wilton and teach your children how to make basic flowers, leaves, and stems. Let them play with shell boarders or create a design all their own.
Whatever you decide to do, have an amazing summer with your kiddos...
go make some memories together!
I ended up being just fine, as did my son, but I had numerous people telling me to go to a chiropractor. Back then I was terrified of chiropractic medicine. So, I never went! I figured it wouldn't be safe to go while pregnant and once my son was born I put it completely out of my mind. Since then, I've lost my fear of chiropractors and have a great admiration and appreciation for the amazing things they can do... and undo!
Can I just share with everyone that after my accident I had back, neck, and shoulder pain for weeks? My doctor told me it was impossible to know if that pain was from the accident or from being pregnant, but I could definitely tell the difference.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and are looking for a chiropractor in the Jacksonville area, you may want to google: Chiropractor Jacksonville Fl
I like the Cliffstevenson.com's website. It's clean and easy to navigate and you can get to know their individual Realtors on the Calgary real estate agents page. The website offers searching by MLS, map, or you can view everything currently listed. The site isn't overly busy, presenting you with only what you need to know concerning available properties.
Are you in Canada? What do you like about Cliffstevenson.com's website?
Our household has been accessing high speed Internet access for years now and until today, I didn't even realize dial up still existed. Families like my own, trying to survive on less... can save serious cash simply by changing the way they receive Internet at home. Scrapping dsl for dial up Internet service means slower search results, but if you don't mind waiting longer for your Internet searches, dial up could be a great fit for you.
Years ago we had dial up, delivered by way of telephone connection (landline) and a modem. I remember it being really slow at times, but I didn't spend nearly as much time online back then. It was a great fit for us. Could it be a good fit for you? There are plans starting at as low as $10 a month (even less if you pay annually). If you’re using your computer for school and/or business and spend a lot of time surfing the web, this option won’t suit you well. For just a few dollars more, you may find a high speed dial-up Internet.
Regardless of where you currently have your Internet service, or how you receive Internet, it never hurts to examine your options. There are so many little things we can do to cut expenses and all those little things add up to some big savings! What do you do to save money?
If I had the funds, I'd get my husband a lawn edger and a recreation vehicle. Two very different gifts and the last thing he'd ever expect from me. Echo Power Equipment is something I could consider, since Echo makes lawn edgers.
If we lived a little further north, I'd love to own a snowmobile. When I see a one I'm taken back to life as a 3 year old, living in Iowa. I have vivid memories of traveling through the snow with my dad. I remember traveling with a small suitcase behind my seat. We kept losing the suitcase in the snow! It flew off the back of the snowmobile over and over again.
I've always wanted to own a boat too. When we were kids my dad had a motor boat, but we rarely took it out. Later we acquired a canoe. Picture a family of 5 and a large black lab in a Coleman. Would you believe we never once tipped? I don't know if was due to a great canoe or a lot of luck, but even with our Labrador Retriever jumping in and out of that canoe, that boat stayed upright!
I don't have any experience with personal injury claims, but I do know how important they can be. If you are injured outside your own place of residence, you might have a claim. The best way to know for sure it to look for an attorney who will not charge you for an initial consultation, and preferably not collect anything at all unless you win your case.
I don't condone unfounded law-suits. Unfortunately (and shamefully) we have more than our fair share of fraudulent claims in the US. This post is to advice only those with legitimate legal claims. Financial compensation for true injury, possible future loss of income, medical expenses, and physical, possibly emotional trauma may constitute a legitimate cause to consult with an experienced attorney.
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer and you live in the St. Petersburg Florida area, you may want to search the key words: personal injury lawyer, Florida.
Geek Alerts also offers online coupons to help you save money on unique gifts and must haves.Who doesn't love a good coupon code? I NEVER shop without searching them out and I almost always find what I'm looking for. Save on things like shipping and upgrades, or perhaps save a flat dollar amount or percentage before completing the check-out process.
If you're looking for free products, information, or services online, you might try searching free stuff by mail 2013, which will take you to All Free Samples, a website dedicated to listing anything they can find that's FREE. I found a coupon for a free Snicker's bar from 7-Eleven, a free Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone, and web hosting service! lol Quite a lot of variety.
They update the site regularly, so you should check often for new offers. Free products and services generally have an expiration or are offered in limited numbers, so the listings you see today could be gone tomorrow.
Maybe it's an online game you're looking for, a new phone service, or sweet treat. You'll even find free travel brochures and free vacation planners for planning that next family vacation or weekend getaway. It's almost that time of year again when millions of families will be making the most of their summers together... and looking for great places to eat, visit, and explore. Who knows what you might find online that's free for the asking?
Are you in need of better internet security? There are several big name antivirus options out there. Perhaps you've tried them and aren't impressed. If you're looking to try an interent security that won't slow down your pc (even when scanning) along with US based technical support VIPRE might be your best bet.
I've been using VIPRE Internet Security for months now on my own pc and just the other day downloaded a free 30-day trial on my daughter's laptop computer. Within seconds of our first scan VIPRE found and quarantined a severe level threat. It also found a medium level threat, and thousands of cookies. Before downloading VIPRE we had scanned her pc with another antivirus program. That program did report a virus, but was unable to remove it or send it into quarantine. It was immediately obvious to me that VIPRE Internet Security was the superior antivirus program.
If you'd like to try VIPRE without cost or obligation, you can do what I did and download the free 30-day installation. They won't even ask for a credit card... just your email. Within minutes you'll be able to scan your own computer and witness first hand the speed and professional antivirus security program at work. ]
Installation is quick and easy. If you're interested in learning more about VIPRE be sure to visit their website at vipreantivirus.com.
What Internet security or antivirus software have you used in the past? What have your experiences been? How much money have you paid professionals or your IT friends to clean your dirty computer when your current antivirus software failed to protect your pc? I don't think there is an antivirus system that can protect you 100% of the time, but after using VIPRE on my own pc, I do feel it's outperformed any other antivirus program I've used in the past.
Need I say more? If you like the idea of reducing your carbon-footprint while saving money on heating at the same time, consider the info-graphic in this post. Using alternative fuel sources like biomass fuel will keep you warm and give you reason to brag to your friends and family as you save more/spend less all while going green!
Additionally, these stoves are built to last. Oh, and beautiful! What a blessing it would be to have a Quadra-Fire on a snowy day. We're in Kansas City and I have 10 inches of snow in my driveway. If I don't get it ALL shoveled by the time my husband comes home from work (if he makes it home) he'll never get his sedan into the garage! lol On a day like this, I'd love to have a durable and beautiful Quadra-Fire Pellet Stove in my home. After all nothing burns like a Quad! I had to come in and thaw myself after shoveling half the drive. After I post this giveaway, I have to go back out and finish! Who needs a gym... am I right? Oh, if only I could come in and warm up next to a Quadra-Fire!
QuadraFire Pellet Stoves may not be something you're familiar with, so you'll definitely want to take a peak at their website to learn more about what makes them unique. You'll also find a coupon on their website, so don't forget to check that out. Did you know this is the cleanest burning non-catalytic wood burning stove available? While you're learning about the earth friendly and high effiecient qualities of the Quadra-Fire Pellet Stove, be sure to enter the giveway here on my blog for a journal sized notebook made from recycled materials. The notebook comes with a free pen and can be yours if you're our ramdomly chosen winner.
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Long story shorter... I'd definitely buy this pie. Given the time constraints of working full time and being a mom I see nothing wrong with convenience. Do you? I couldn't make a pie from scratch that tastes any better than these. I do love to bake, but I've never had much luck with baking pies from scratch. The only exception might be the gluten and casien free pumpkin pie I made my son this year. Oh was that ever amazing!
Did you know you can have a sweet tooth without losing the ability to zip up your favorite blue jeans? This is an ongoing battle I'm all too familiar with. I love chocolate cake and brownies, almost any kind of cookie, but my favorite desert of all is a fresh baked cinnamon roll. No wonder I can't lose that 20 extra pounds!
Some say sugar is poison! How could that be? It makes life so much sweeter and who doesn't love baking? Fortunately we live in a world where women can enjoy their favorite sweets, without adding unnessary calories to our diets. Truvia® offers a smiliar taste and texture to sugar, but with 75% fewer calories! It bakes and browns just like the sugar you know and love, and it's all natural! Nothing engineered in a lab... no scary chemicals or mystery ingredients to contend with.
When baking with Truvia® Baking Blend, you replace each 1 cup of sugar called for in your favorite recipe with 1/2 cup of Truvia®. So, it's half of whatever the recipe calls for. Need a good recipe? I'm going to try the carrot cake recipe on the Truvia® website. Doesn't it look divine? I'm adding Truvia® to my shopping list... might give it a try this Thanksgiving!
Visit the Truvia® website for more tips and information on Truvia® Baking Blend and rest assured you can make A LOT of goodies using just 1 bag of Truvia®! Your purchase of a 1.5 lb bag of this sugar alternative will allow you to make as many as 13 traditional sized pies! With 7 cups of Truvia® you'll have enough magic to cover Thanksgiving and Christmas too... assuming you're not feeding a small army!
What is your favorite holiday recipe? How do you think that favorite treat might bake up using Truvia® instead of traditional sugar? Have you ever baked with Truvia®? If so, do share!
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