6/30/2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home {Review & Giveaway}

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home {Review & Giveaway}



To enter, visit Connected2Christ blog. 



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6/28/2014

Master the World's Best Barbecue ~ The Kamado Smoker & Grill Cookbook by Chris Grove

The Kamado Smoker & Grill Cookbook

The Kamado Smoker and Grill Cookbook
Recipes and Techniques for the World’s Best Barbecue
by Chris Grove
216 pp, 7 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN # 978-1-61243-363-9
SRV. $24.95 US | $29.95 CAN

A Kamado is a high quality ceramic cooker that uses lump charcoal as its main source for fuel! They are like wood-fired ovens that can be used for baking, grilling, roasting, and smoking with temperature ranges from 250°F up to 750°F.

Summer BBQ's can be more than hotdogs, hamburgers and grilled chicken. Learn how to prepare delicious meals on your Kamado cooker that would normally prepare indoors on your traditional oven. The Kamado Smoker & Grill Cookbook by Chris Grove is packed with full-color photographs, tips, tricks and techniques to help you become the Master of your own backyard cookout!

You will find recipes that Chris Grove shares from his popular BBQ blog, Nibble Me This.com, for his all-purpose BBQ rubs, brines, sauces, and seasonings. There are 52 tutorials with valuable Kamado cooking hands-on techniques for grilling, smoking, searing, brick oven baking, salt-block grilling, cold smoking and convection baking.

You will find mouth watering recipes like Thai Sticky Wings, Fire-Roasted Meat Loaf Sandwiches, Smoked Pork Butt with Carolina Slaw, Cowboy Ribeye with Ranch-Style Beans,  and much more.


Enjoy your summer, learn and learn to cook like a Kamado Pro!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July too!

About the Author


Chris Grove is the publisher and pitmaster of the popular BBQ and grilling blog Nibble Me This. He along with his wife are certified BBQ judges for the Kansas City Barbecue Society. He enjoys competitive BBQ cooking, attending classes and BBQ events. Chris's recipes and publishing's can be found online at various media outlets like: Blog Talk Radio, Bush's Best, Char-Broil Live, McCormick and Healthy Life Magazine. 

Social Media Connection: Chris Grove at Nibble Me This blog,  Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Get your NEW hardcover copy of The Kamado Smoker & Grill Cookbook by Chris Grove at Amazon! ($18.59)



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July 4th Essentials + FREEdom Deals from RadioShack!

"RadioShack and RadioShack.com have great FREEdom Offers from June 29 - July 12 where you¹ll receive a free gift with the purchase on select items PLUS a special discount for our military troops."

 
RadioShack FREEdom Offers June 29 to July 12
 
- Buy: GS5  GET:  Free 8 MB Memory and portable power bank, a $49.98 value
- Buy: GS 4  GET:  Free Flip Cover, a $39.99 value (IN-STORE ONLY; no RS.com availability)
- Buy: 7" Kindle Fire  GET:  Free Stylus (IN-STORE ONLY; no RS.com availability)
- Buy: Sprint Framily referrals GET:  $75 prepaid VISA card
Here is a scenario to explain:
You are on Sprint and have a Framily plan.  You want to add your cousin onto your plan.  You refer your cousin to join your framily plan so you get a better discount.  Your cousin activates a new line of service with Sprint on your framily plan. Then you mail off to get a $75 Visa for referring your cousin to join your Framily.
- Buy: Sprint Framily Plan  GET:  Free Spotify Premium for 6 months, a $59.94 value
- Buy: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks or Tracks HD headphones  GET:  Free SOL REPUBLIC color headband, a $29.99 value
- Buy: 1 Graphic T-shirt from the collection  Get:  Free Graphic T-shirt, a $10 value IN STORE ONLY
- Buy: Select Boost Mobile no contract phones  GET:  Free JBL Micro II speaker, a $39.99 value
- Buy: Netgear Wireless Router  GET:  Free $20 RadioShack gift card
- Buy:  36 pack batteries (AA or AAA)  GET:  Free 4pack LED Flashlights $12.99 value
- Buy: New Moto Stream  GET:  $10 off + $20 Virtual Visa for online-only purchases (Visa sends you an email with a card number and security code)

Sunday and Monday-only offers, 6/29 and 6/30, including:
- Buy: 16 GB iPod Touch  GET: Free $50 RadioShack gift card
- Buy: RC Wasp Indoor helicopter $24.99; regular $49.99, save 25%
- Buy: Toshiba Canvio 2 TB  portable hard drive $99.99; regular $129.99

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6/27/2014

NEW Preparation H® Medicated Wipes for Women

NEW Preparation H® Medicated Wipes for Women


Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day can help reduce the risk of constipation and keep bowel movements soft and easy to pass (reducing  your risk of hemorrhoid flare-ups).



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Garden News: Butter Beans Growing


Butter Beans are sprouting.
Last summer, my Daddy gave the girls about one-hundred butter bean seeds to plant in our North Carolina garden. (backyard) We hung them in an old recycled sock to dry during the winter months. And, I dug holes to plant about fifty butter bean plants. We began them in the black containers you see in the above photo. I only kept three butter bean plants in containers and the rest are safely in the ground.

Closeup of Butter Beans 06/26/2014
Butter beans are a hardy and easy-to-grow vegetable. I read online that during this stage the butter beans are toxic. Please do not eat raw butter beans until you cook them! Also, I am not sure if these are Fordhook 242, Henderson Bush, Eastland or Thorogreen beans. I do not know if they will be the beige butter beans or the green Lima beans. What a mystery! What fun! Happy gardening.

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ScarAway® Flex Long Sheets Trial Test Results


ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ 

My family and I received complimentary samples of  ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™  products to feature a review and to provide progress of the results from using ScarAway® Silicone Daily Disks (SRV $24.99) and ScarAway® Flex Long Sheets(SRV $29.99). We hope you will come back to read the results of the experiment.


 ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ Flex Long Sheets:

Day 1

Exhibit 1: Childhood Surgery for Club Foot age 8 (46 years ago) Male

ScarAway® Flex Long Sheets  Day 1

Friday, June 27, 2014

One the first day, the bandage came off when my husband wore it at work. He climbs up and down ladders daily to do electrical work. He said it would not stay in place.  For the next application we have decided to use it for a 12 hour period only and replace it each day for a week. He will wear is when he is at home. I am sure you can apply more tape to hold it in place but it would not be comfortable for him.

Monday, July 15, 2014

My husband is still using the bandages daily but he only wears them when he is at home. When he wore them to work they would come off due to his continual climbing up and down ladders to do his job. (electrical) We decided to cut the bandage in half to prevent curling. He has not had an allergic reaction like my daughter did with the ScarAway Daily Disks.

Tuesday, July  29, 2014

The surgery scar seems a bit less noticeable. He is not using the bandage on the lower part of the surgery area as posted in the images above. When wearing the bandage it causes the skin to become softer. He wants to keep the area where his work-boot rests to stay tough due to his continual climbing ladders and stairs at work. (electrician) He was afraid he would get a blister from it softening.




ScarAway® Trials & Progress:


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6/26/2014

Don't Let Tangled Beach Hair Frustrate you this Summer!

Little Green
safe*gentle*pure


As close to mother nature as you can bee... 



As both mom and grandmother, I know the importance of keeping kids happy. We do not like to have fussy kids when we travel to the beach or visit our local pool. Little Green's ~ Kids Conditioning Hair Detangler is worth every penny. No fuss! No tangles and knots! It's loaded with good stuff too! To help protect and promote healthier hair they have included silk proteins, vitamin B-5, and Aloe.  Stop worrying!

Little Green:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Safe, Gentle, Pure
  • Formulated for Sensitive Skin 
  • Gluten Free
  • No Parabens, No Allergens
  • Made in the U. S. A. 



Little Green ~ Kids Conditioning Hair Detangler($16) 8 oz.


Summer demonstrates how easy it is to apply and brush Little Green ~ Kids Conditioning Hair Detangler to her wet hair. She likes it! And, it comes in a convenient travel size leak proof bottle.
Do not forget to pack a bottle on your next trip to the beach, pool or lake!

Have a safe and fun summer! 


Limited Time Offer:
With your purchase of Little Green Kids Hair Detangler receive a FREE flower hair clip.

For more information, visit Little Green online at www.littlegreencares.com.

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ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ Trial Test Results


ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ 

My family and I received complimentary samples of  ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™  products to feature a review and to provide progress of the results from using ScarAway® Silicone Daily Disks (SRV $24.99) and ScarAway® Flex Long Sheets(SRV $29.99). We hope you will come back to read the results of the experiment.


 ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ Silicone Daily Disks:

Day 1

A childhood scar of my twenty-one year old daughter. (above knee)


ScarAway® Silicone Daily Disk - Day 1


ScarAway
ScarAway - A few weeks go by...  7/12/2014
My daughter had to discontinue using ScarAway due the occurrence of a rash or allergic reaction. You will find more about his on the product. It is recommended to stop use immediately.

Since, I lost my volunteer, I plan to use the remainder of the ScarAway Silicone Daily Disks on my knee scar. I received it when I rode a bicycle that did not have breaks. My dog decided to sway in front of me when I was coming down a hill near my home. I flew off my bicycle like Superman but ended up on the dirt road. It was painful and nasty. If all goes well I will show updates of the product.


Update: 7/19/2014
I've been test driving the Silicone Daily Disks and the results are showing lightening of the scar where the bandage is applied. I do not feel any adverse effects.

Update: 7/29/2014
I can barely see my childhood scar since using Silicone  Daily Disks.

Thank you,
Janet


ScarAway® Trials & Progress:


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 ~GAhome2mom
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Whee-oh! Whee-oh! Cicada Emergence

 Whee-oh! Whee-oh! It's a Cicada!


Green-eyed Cicada from North Carolina 2014 of June






Whee-oh! Whee-oh! This is a super shot taken at night on our back doorstep of my eight year old daughter holding a beautiful green-eyed Cicada. We found many exoskeletons on our car tires back in 2013 during the 17 Year Emergence for the North Carolina area.

Green-eyed Cicada from North Carolina 2014 of June


To learn more, visit Cicada Mania for more interesting facts, photos, songs and sounds!


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6/25/2014

Wordless Wednesday: Helping a Turtle Cross the Highway

 Wordless Wednesday: Helping a Turtle Cross the Highway


Carl helps an Eastern Box Turtle.





Eastern Box Turtle - North Carolina


Eastern Box Turtle - North Carolina



You can learn more about the Eastern Box Turtle at North Carolina Wildlife Profiles or Wikipedia.

During our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina we saw beautiful wildflowers, trees, shrubs, mountains, and lots of wildlife critters. There were two Eastern Box Turtles that we helped safely across the busy highway. Several automobiles almost ran them over because they were clueless to what was ahead of them on the mountain highway.



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6/24/2014

Devil's Courthouse Overlook at North Carolina, USA


DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA

First Day of Summer has arrived and with it my husband and I celebrate our FIRST Anniversary. We spent our honey moon near Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina last year and we began this year with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountain, North Carolina area.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA


We both enjoy taking pictures of the wildflowers, waterfalls and mountain peeks. We get giddy when we see wild animals like the turkey hen and their baby poults or chicks. This year we saw many hens along side the roads heading into the mountains, fields and other areas.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA


We decided to walk the steep Devil's Courthouse Trail and Overlook located Mile Post 422.4 near Asheville, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is elevated at 5720 ft. and is a strenuous one mile hike up a  partially paved trail. You can view 4 states from the overlook: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.The informative plaques with viewing cones are helpful in locating the mountain peaks for the four states.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE  ELEV. 5720 APPROX. 20 MIN. WALK

I hope you will attempt this trail. You can take mini stops along the path to rest at benches posted through out the walk. In my opinion, the first portion is the toughest. I figured the people coming back down with smiles on theirs faces meant it was worth the effort. And, do not let the word "strenuous" detour your adventure. We met two elder ladies with walking poles along the path. They seems extremely pleased with their journey.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE OVERLOOK - PARKING LOT


Please keep an eye on your children and pets once you arrive at the outlook. It can be dangerous and an easy fall on one side of the lookout. Have fun and be safe! :)

To learn more, visit Stay and Play in the Smokies


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6/19/2014

FAMILY PETS


Neighborhood Cat - Bob aka/Blondie 6.19.2014
 About one year ago during the month of June 2013 we discovered a friendly kitten that began showing up in our backyard. We figured that someone moved away and abandoned him. We have helped feed him for a year now.We already have an indoor cat that my daughter adopted from the vet when visiting with her father last summer. His name is Oliver and we call him Ollie.


Oliver the Cat
Ollie celebrated his first birthday back in May 01, 2014. He is much larger now. He is a beautiful and unique cat! :)


Beta Fish - Midnight(2011)

 I guess I should take a picture of my long time pal, Midnight! He is a Beta Fish. <>< He is a beautiful dark blue and has been with us all the way from Georgia to North Carolina. We have owned him for several years now, since 2011.


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Name the Dianthus!


What's it? Dianthus? What type? :)
 Do you know what type of flower it is that I have posted? I planted a bunch of wildflowers last spring and I do not recall this one coming up. I accidentally planted it with three Snapdragons.


Dianthus - Pink Skirted Cutie

Featured above is a lone Dianthus that grows freely in my backyard. I think I will harvest the seeds and plant it in another area of my yard next spring. At the moment, it is hiding underneath a fast growing Chinese Rose and Butter Bean plant. It has been hard to locate the actual name for the Dianthus. There are China Pink ‘Raspberry Parfait’ and others that look similar to this one. If you zoom in you can see it has such beautiful detail. 

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6/18/2014

Wordless Wednesday: Easy to Grow Wildflowers

Wordless Wednesday: Plains Coreopsis

Easy to Grow Wildflowers: Plains Coreopsis 6.17.14

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) 
Species: tinctoria (tink-TOR-ee-uh)
Synonym:Coreopsis tinctoria var. imminuta
Synonym:Coreopsis cardaminefolia
Synonym:Coreopsis stenophylla


Plains Coreopsis from my garden in North Carolina!  06/17/2014


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6/17/2014

Kidde Worry-Free Smoke and CO Alarms

Kidde Worry-Free Smoke and CO Alarms

Kidde Aims to Make Life Worry-Free for Homeowners





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ScarAway ® The Solution for Scars™


ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™ 

My family and I received complimentary samples of  ScarAway® The Solution for Scars™  products to feature a review and to provide progress of the results from using ScarAway® Silicone Daily Disks (SRV $24.99) and ScarAway® Flex Long Sheets(SRV $29.99). We hope you will come back to read the results of the experiment.

ScarAway® Trials & Progress:


Where to Buy: Walmart, Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS Pharmacy, and more.



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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received free complimentary samples of ScarAway ® The Solution for Scars™  bandages for our unbiased review .
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Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner {Review Giveaway}

Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner {Review Giveaway}

SRV $13.99 read more about it at Connected2Christ Blog.





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6/13/2014

Father's Day Discount from Excalibur Dehydrators

 
Deal for Dad!!!




Father's Day deal from Excalibur Dehydrators - America's top food dehydrator since 1974. The units, which range from $129 to $399, are 10% off until June 15, 2014.





Excalibur Nourish Life Recipe: Onion Crisps

Perfect for preserving wild game from hunting trips, drying and preserving herbs, and making jerky - the Excalibur would be a great gift for dad this year.

How about a free coupon code for 10% off? The coupon code is 10DADDAY2014
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