Monday, April 30, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway (US and Canada)


Techy Tribe, Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom and Bella Savvy have teamed to to giveaway a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader! This is a perfect gadget gift for anyone on your list including mom! No matter if your are a social media junkie, book lover or even a ole' fashioned web surfer, this is one product you want to win. Special thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible including our co-hosts: Giveaway Bandit, Mommy's Memorandum and eReading on the Cheap.
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi - RV: $199
Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.
Giveaway starts on April 30 at 12:01AM EST and ends May 15 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US and Canadian only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Who is ready for some techy summer fun? Enter to win a Kindle Fire below on the rafflecopter form.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Safety Equipment for Older Adults - HealtheFolk Friday

HealtheFolk Friday Working with older adults, you soon realize how important safety equipment is for the home and outside of the home.

For this HealtheFolk Friday, I have listed the Safety Equipment for Older Adults that I know, from personal experience, really makes a difference.

All Safety Equipment listed below are provided by Ez2Care and can be purchased through any link below provided by Amazon.

Ez2care Deluxe Padded Seat Rollator with Storage Box, Red

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This is a rollator, which is a very reliable piece of safety equipment when an older adult still has the ability to walk on their own, but need a little more security than a cane. If they are taking a stroll in the park or through a local market and get tired very easily, they can sit on the seat provided to rest. There is also a little storage compartment as well. It is also much easier to close up and put into my automobile. It gets two thumbs up from me!

Product Features
*Easily installed and provide support up to 250 pounds
*Aluminum anodized structure ensures maximum strength while remaining   lightweight
*Storage compartment under the comfortable padded seat
*Ergonomically designed handle brakes are comfortable and easy to use

Ez2care Deluxe Raised Toilet Seat with Removable Arms and Lock

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When you decided on the toilet for your home, I don't think you thought about how high or low it should be or will you be able to sit down on it safely as you got older. Well, if you're like most of us, you will probably need a raised toilet seat. These are great because they give the older adult more security as they stand up and sit down. They can be removed easily and installed easily as well. This is another must-have!
Product Features
*Heavy duty molded plastic structure provides strength and durability
*Foam padding extends to the entire armrest to provide extra comfort while in use
*Ideal for those who cannot adapt to regular toilet height due to injuries
*Fits round toilets
*Easy to install

Ez2care Bathtub Rail, White

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I truly believe if older adults are left alone, in their homes, to shower or bathe themselves it is necessary for them to have bathtub rails or shower rails. They really help to avoid slips and falls in the bathroom

Product Features 
*Easily installed on the side of the bathtub
*Supports up to 250 pounds
*Provides stability moving in and out of the bathtub
*Clamp adjusts from 3" to 6'', accommodates most bathtubs

 Have A Safe Weekend!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Family Circle Magazine (3 Years for 8.99) w/ WeUseCoupon Code ***This Deal Ends Midnight Tonight EST or Get 20% off!

This is an AWESOME deal to share for this WeUseCoupons Wednesday!

Join this FREE COMMUNITY and take advantage of all the great deals, the insider secrets of other couponers, and most importantly save money the smart way!

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Discover Family Circle and you’ll discover loads of recipes and profit from money-saving coupons. You’ll read about crafts you’ll love to make and will want to implement artful decorating ideas. Helpful fat-fighting secrets and health alerts will tickle your fancy as will super tricks for saving money. You’ll love all the great ideas for getting organized in all the important areas of your life!
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Love Handbags Giveaway ***3 Prizes*** Hosted by Saving More Than Me

Spring Love Handbags Giveaway ***3 Prizes*** Hosted by Saving More Than Me
Warm breezes, blooming flowers, and sunny's enough to put a spring in our step! Time to say goodbye to the winter blues and feel the love that the spring season tends to bring with it. To get you in the mood, Saving More Than Me and a bunch of Spring-loving bloggers have joined together to offer you an awesome giveaway! When I say awesome, I mean A-W-E-S-O-M-E. They are giving away three prizes: one person will win a new Coach "Penelope" Optic Signature "C" Hippie Handbag valued at $228, another person will win a new Coach Signature Sateen Pleated Swingpack Purse in black valued at $148, and a third person will win a new Vera Bradley Julia bag in the print Imperial Toile (ARV $52). Best of all, this giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents!! Woot! Feelin' the love yet?? If so, use the Rafflecopter form below to enter and show us the love!!

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Disclosure: We are not affiliated with Coach or Vera Bradley. We are bloggers who have combined our resources to bring you an awesome giveaway.
Happy Monday!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coupon Wednesday - AARP Sweepstakes – Enter to win a Kindle Fire and $1,000 grand prize! **ENDS TOMORROW**

From the Front Page of WeUseCoupons, for your Coupon Wednesday:

I absolutely LOVE this community. The FREE WeUseCoupons community always has amazing information to share and I just had to let you know about the Sweepstakes that ends TOMORROW for a Kindle Fire and $1,000 grand prize!

AARP Sweepstakes – Enter to win a Kindle Fire and $1,000 grand prize! **ENDS TOMORROW** - 4/19/12

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Massenet's 'Meditation' played by 92 year old Viola Player from Opera Thais - An Old Folks Know Best Recent Interview

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On this past weekend, I had the great privilege of meeting with Mr. Cott, who is now 92 years old and still living a fulfilling life. He is a tennis player and most of all a really awesome viola player. He plays in a symphony orchestra and has his own string quartet. He wanted to share another musical selection with you from Massenet's 'Meditation', from the Opera Thais.

After retirement he discovered he had more to offer the world and found it in music. Enjoy!

Massenet - Thaïs / Fleming, Hampson, Sabbatini, Shkosa, Vidal, Devellereau, Cals, Yves Abel

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Jewelry Making Techniques Guide for Work From Home

Jewelry Making Techniques Guide for Work From Home

As more older adults find themselves retiring, they are discovering that they must continue to work even after their years on the job. Some are having to look for part-time work outside of the home, but others are finding that their extra income can come from other hobbies such as jewelry making! When I work with older adults in adult living facilities, I find that jewelry-making is really popular. The residents even give their favorite-designed gifts to their fellow neighbors. It's a way to show appreciation and friendship.

With so many older adults finding it hard to survive after retirement, I thought that I would share information on how jewelry making can be used to add income to the household and keep their minds working as well.

There are many jewelry making techniques out there that you can try and then make them your own by adding your own unique style. People are using places like to sell their unique pieces. So why not you! has a guide that is simple to use and will help you to create jewelry that you can make right from home and sell to make an income from home also.

This guide provides:
  • Step-by-Step instructions on how to make exquisite & attractive jewelry that will sell anywhere, anytime.
  • How to expertly decorate your jewelry & make them look attractive and stunning
  • How to establish yourself as a master jewelry expert
  • How to get your pieces sold for the best price 
  • How to determine which jewelry pieces to design & make 
  • How to setup your workshop to maximize on efficiency
Many people are finding it hard to live in this economy and learning a new skill or trade is becoming the NEW WAY to make a living. This is becoming, not only essential, but necessary. So get started now by learning more and visiting:

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Gluten Free Recipes - HealtheFolk Friday

Your HealtheFolk Friday:

Are you gluten intolerant and searching for Gluten Free Recipes that will satisfy your taste buds?

Then you're in the right place.
Two months ago, I was working with an older woman in her early 60s on my second short film project. We completed many rehearsals and she was identifying with her character very well. However, when she arrived a couple of weeks later to film her scenes, she seemed very tired, often thirsty and not present in the moment. Although we did get our work completed, I left that day wondering if she was okay. During a luncheon, I organized for the cast, she informed me that she had found out from her doctor that she was gluten intolerant. It would attack her body when she ate certain foods. I was so uneducated by this and decided to do my homework on this topic and find recipes that would help others who are living with this health issue.

According to What is Gluten Intolerance,
Gluten is a sticky protein that is found in many cereal grains including wheat, rye, barley and oats. It is what gives dough its elastic texture and gives bread its chewy consistency.
Gluten intolerance, also known as gluten sensitivity, is a condition where they body has an immune reaction when foods containing gluten are consumed.
Gluten intolerance symptoms are similar to those of celiac disease.
Some symptoms can include:
  • anemia, diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • inflammation
  • malnutrition
  • weight loss
  • weight gain
  • muscle cramps

Debbie is so passionate about the recipes within her cookbook. You can see it in her video below as she prepares a Gluten-Free, Low Glycemic Coconut Truffle

There are so many recipes from which to choose you'll have lots of variety. You'll find your favorites easily and learn to create new ones too! - Debbie Johnson

Learn More about Debbie's Gluten Free Low Glycemic Cookbook For Diabetics & Allergy Sufferers CLICK HERE

To Your Health,

HealtheFolk Friday

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Coupons for Kroger

This past week I really wanted some cereal to go with my Soy milk and was so shocked at the prices. However, Food4Less and Ralphs had an amazing sale on named brand cereals. I ended up getting a box of Kroger Raisin Bran for $1.88 from Food4Less since it was nearest to my home, which to me, was a great deal! I'm a very simple cereal eater and want a healthy choice but with a decent pricetag.

If I needed Coupons for Kroger, my first visit would be to the Kroger thread in the WeUseCoupons Community. This community is FREE to join and knows how to shop.

I am continuing to learn so much about couponing. It is definitely a job within itself but a rewarding one once you catch on to it.

I even keep up with what's going on in the WeUseCoupons community while I'm away when I receive their weekly newsletter.

Every Wednesday, I enjoy spotlighting something great that's going on within the community and today was especially for Coupons for Kroger.

Join the Free WeUseCoupons Community!

Happy Shopping!


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Vintage Crochet Patterns

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Searching for amazing Vintage Crochet Patterns with easy to follow instructions, that are hard to find in stores, and will impress your crochet and knitting community?


Personally, I love everything vintage. In my local area here in Los Angeles, CA there are vintage clothing stores and I even find a lot of cool things in the thrift shops.  In addition to that, during my down time, I enjoy to crochet as a form of relaxation and recently I found a vintage crochet patterns collection that dates back to the 1890s – the early 1900s. The collection of crochet and knitting patterns are so original that you can't find them in your regular craft stores. The collection was developed by Laynee Jenkins, who tells about her experiences trying to find creative vintage crochet patterns and took it upon herself, for months, to compile them into two volumes, available in .pdf downloads.

She shares a great video about both volumes, just click here.

Laynee provides many patterns that will keep you busy for a long time, from a pattern for a bridal purse, lady half-hand mitts, to window curtains. There are many bonus stitches and creative ideas as well.

Are you apart of or organize a crochet and knitting community? Well, you can:

1.  Decide on a particular vintage crochet pattern from Laynee's collection.

2. Print it out from the downloadable .pdf

3. Allow everyone within your community enough time to work on your selected pattern

4. Come together for tea and see what fabulous creation everyone was able to accomplish!

You will have a new challenge for your community every month!

I know that if you are searching for vintage crochet patterns then this is the one-of-a-kind collection for you! Laynee's 317 Vintage Crochet Patterns

In everything you set out to do, make sure to have fun!


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Friday, April 6, 2012

HealtheFolk Friday: One Pot Meal for Easter

HealtheFolk Friday: A One Pot Meal for Easter

Vegetarian Sausage Rice

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YIELD Makes 8 cups
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2cups chopped green bell peppers
1can (about 15 ounces) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1can (about 14 ounces) diced tomatoes with green bell peppers and onions
1cup chopped onion
1cup sliced celery
1cup water, divided
3/4cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1‑1/4teaspoons salt
1teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2teaspoon dried thyme
1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
3bay leaves
1package (8 ounces) vegetable protein breakfast patties, thawed
2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2cup chopped parsley
Additional hot pepper sauce (optional)

  1. Combine bell peppers, beans, tomatoes, onion, celery, 1/2 cup water, rice, salt, hot pepper sauce, thyme, red pepper flakes and bay leaves in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours. Remove and discard bay leaves.
  2. Dice breakfast patties. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, scraping bottom of skillet occasionally.
  3. Place patties in slow cooker. Do not stir. Add remaining 1/2 cup water to skillet; bring to a boil over high heat 1 minute, scraping up bits from bottom of skillet. Add liquid and parsley to slow cooker; stir gently to blend. Serve immediately with additional hot pepper sauce, if desired.
This recipe appears in: Vegetarian on TLC
Fiber8 g
Carbohydrate33 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat7 g
Calories from Fat26 %
Protein11 g
Sodium891 mg

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WeUseCoupons Wednesday Forum Spotlight- Walgreens Deals!

Walgreens Deals at WUC

We have Many GREAT Forums at WeUseCoupons that bring all the latest deals, previews of Ads, and trip scenarios to our members. This week we want to spotlight, Walgreens!!

At the top of the Walgreens Forum, you will find what we call STICKIES. Stickies are posts that are most important for that store. It could be the Coupon Policy, or it might be the weekly ad or monthly savings books.
For Walgreens, you will find the Ad preview for the week, Good Deal Alerts (GDA’s), Will This Scenario Work, Coupon Booklet information, Monthly RR (register rewards) Deals, Monthly IVC book coupons, and several other posts that will help in your Walgreen savings!

Still have questions about Walgreens? You can find all your answers out in the Wags 101 subforum!
Looking for an ad in the next week so you can stock up on your coupons now? The best place to find early ad previews  is in the Walgreens Ad Previews subforum. 

Find out the latest clearance finds at CVS by stopping into the Walgreens Clearance Finds subforum!
Be sure to share your Walgreens trips and read about trips of other WUCkies at My Walgreens Trip! Want to be featured on the blog? Be sure to post a breakdown with your coupons and a picture! We are always look for great trips to share with our members and fans!

For current and future ads, featured Scenarios, Monthly RR Deals,  Good Deal Alerts and much more, be sure to check out the Walgreens Forum on WeUseCoupons!

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