Sunday, November 19, 2017

Completed the 12 Ultra Sounds

So while here in Arizona, I saw an ad to get 12 ultra sounds for $70 US/ $10 extra for breast exam and $10 extra for men for testicle exam.. ( of course Gerry wasn't too interested in that one), but I wanted to have the breast one done after feeling some spots being tender at times.

The test for the 2 of us took about half hour and we got a report for each that we can give to our doctors to go over with us.

One good thing I did find out from the ultra sound was that pains in my chest were more than likely caused by my ribs...poor posture at the computer, over exerting with exercises, etc.. Nothing to worry about from he saw. 

We found out a few other little things as well, which we can discuss with our doctors once we return home in the Spring.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fairytale Brownies- A Time To Give- Gooey Gourmet Brownies

The Mission Statement of Fairytale Brownies is to simplify gift giving and spread joy through gourmet chocolate brownies, and they Do Do that indeed. We have been personally been reviewing Fairytale Brownies since 2010 in our first Fairytale Brownie review. They seriously are the best- made with rich, quality ingredients like imported Belgian chocolate, fluffy cake flour, farm fresh eggs and real creamery butter- and that secret family recipe too!  And each treat is individually wrapped for freshness and certified kosher.

So if your looking for great gifts for the holidays or even some treats to treat you and/ or the family, and you haven't tried Fairytale Brownies, we're giving you a gift code to use that you can't refuse. Go to  and score 25% off a special selection of fan-selected favorites! Code:ABIGDEAL 

Oh yes- and bonus: FREE SHIPPING on all orders!

Be sure to learn more about the Top 25 Fairytale Brownie Facts that fans must know. Their goal is to be the #1 and best tasting brand of brownies in the world and we really do believe they are.. they have us coming back time after time. 

Boon Docking Outside of Lake Havasu City, Az.

We had to find another spot to camp- as we are only allowed 14 days on the last spot of land we were at. It was Craggy Wash- much nicer than where we are at now, but since we are staying in the city for the summer, and don't want to pay campground fees of $35+ a day, we have to stay on BLM land and move back and forth between areas every 2 weeks.

This is more of an open area, maybe an old gravel pit.. a fair number out here too.

We'll be happy to get back to Craggy Wash though.
Today was warm but overcast @ 76 degrees.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What's Been Happening With Us

We're still waiting to hear on our RV parts- haven't arrived yet. But they seemed to have pre- charged our credit card for the parts already! I am also waiting on a new plastic sink for our kitchen to arrive from another place- been waiting 2 weeks. Previous RV owners didn't look after it and it really needs to be replaced.

We have plans to do a new review soon for our RV shower. We are going to be working with a brand - Extend a Shower. We'll take off the shower doors and will be putting in a rod instead with shower curtain. So stay tuned for that before and after.

On another note for today, looks like we'll have to head out of this area soon. It's BLM land and you are only allowed 14 days in and 14 out. We'll head back to an old area tomorrow, picking up mail, and doing some laundry in town- blankets and sheets- stuff we haven't been able to do in the washer we have in the RV. The washer/ dryer combo has sucked for drying clothes so we've hung out clothes we washed, on our outdoor clothesline. In this heat they dry in about an hour!

Also made an appt for Sunday for Gerry and I to get a 12 ultrasound study done- mine will include breast as well- so will cost $80. His will be $70.

Had a disappointing dentist visit today. We went for check ups and xrays- $49 each. Okay that is fine until they start telling you need this, that, and the other thing and your previous dentist should have done this and that. When I say I want to make dental cleaning appts., they tell me that mine needs more work than Gerry's. His costing $150 and mine.. $600! I said I only want a basic cleaning and they tell me you need more than a basic cleaning and our hygienists do what is needed to be done. Basically meaning a basic cleaning is out! Well, I won't be subject to their fees- we'd need a small lottery win for that! So we'll keep looking and keep phoning around. Someone had recommended a dental school. So we'll see what we can find.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide For Kids

Children's gifts are the easiest and the funnest to buy for during the holidays. I personally love seeing all the new things out every year just for kids! Most kids too are happy with just about any new toy or gadget. Gift buying for kids is fun! Here are some favorite picks for the kids on your holiday gifting list this year.


Multiple building options for endless play. Zip lining action, working lift, and large elephant with sound and mechanical action make up the Safari Treehouse Playset. Only Available at Toys R Us
Ages 5+ | SRP: $39.99


The View-Master® has a classic, retro look and now offers even more 3D fun with bigger and brighter images! See science come to life through awesome, eye-popping 3D images! Includes one viewer and two Discovery™ reels. Choose from Age of Dinosaurs, Marine Life, Safari Adventures or Space Discovery.

Ages 3+ | SRP: $9.99

i See Me!  Personalized Christmas Story Book-

Give a personalized storybook overflowing with Christmas spirit this holiday, that is based on your child’s name! Santa and his friends at the North Pole decide to decorate their tree with the name of a child who represents the spirit of Christmas, and celebrate the child's special qualities. Make your child feel unique and special this holiday with a personalized gift set that comes with an ornament for the Christmas tree.

**Watch this spot for more gift giving ideas...

Truth: You Don’t Have To Spend A Fortune When Moving Home

A less practiced but certainly achievable way of saving some money when moving house is putting your property up for sale privately.  This means that you don't use a real estate agent at all, so won't have to pay their fees.

Of course, it's is a little more work if you go it alone. You will have to get the place into a sellable condition so it will need cleaning, any repairs doing, and some staging as well. To help you do this you can use tricks like filling the home with fresh flowers, or baking cookies and bread as people attend your open house to give it that truly homely feel.

It' also important to ensure that you clear away as much clutter as possible. After all, people want to be able to imagine their own lives in the property and not be distracted by all of your knick-knack and collections.

Reduced agent's fees

Another option that entails a lot less work on your part but also can save you a great deal of money during the moving process is finding someone like Hungry Agents Real Estate Agents to help you with your sale. This is because they allow different agents to bid competitively for the right to sell your home, and creating competition in this way can help to significantly lower the prices that you get charged. All this and you still have an expert to advise you on the process and help coordinate your open house, making it a great way to lower your costs but not add to your stress.

Sell your home without having to pay out unreasonable fees. Image link

Moving costs

Unfortunately, the acute focus on selling your old property and buying a new one can mean that many folks are all but spent out by the time they actually come to move. Of course, this is problematic because the move itself also can cost a significant amount of money.

One of the largest costs is in hiring a removal firm to transport your items for you to the new property. However, you can reduce the amount you pay for this. One way to do this is to cut down on the services that you purchase from them. So instead of having them pack your boxes for you, do this part yourself.

The other way to reduce your moving costs is to skip using a professional firm, hire a truck, and do the heavy lifting yourself. This will definitely cost a lot less and can make moving a lot more reasonable. Although, do be aware that it's not an easy option, especially if you have lots of large pieces that need loading on and off the truck!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide For Men

Ready for Christmas  and gift buying? Often we find it hard to buy that special gift for the man in our lives. Whether it is big or small the gift should show how much you care .

We've found some great ideas- like:

Custom Crafted Wines Inspired by Popular Investigation Discovery Shows. Perfect Crime & Wine Holiday Gift Package.
Ages: 21+ | SRP: $65.00


QuietWear Fat Cap is a must for this season.
Its thin and lightweight design make it the perfect pocket afterthought,
easily storing in a jacket or backpack.
Thick, 100% acrylic knit traps heat in and keeps cold weather out
while still remaining breathable and soft.
This cap is his outdoor go-to-cap, whether going for a walk,
on a long hunt, or doing chores outside,
this outdoor accessory is a must!

T-Rex® Tape -

There are some products that all men need in their tool arsenal... and a high-quality, extra-thick, weather-resistant tape, like T-Rex®Tape is one of them!

Perfect for the outdoors man, DIYer or handyman in your life, T-Rex® Tape is the ideal tape for any project – where only the best will suffice. Whether it’s simple, around-the-house fixes, or extreme industrial repairs on a work site, there’s no project too big or too small for this hard-hitting tape. Featuring a double-thick, super-aggressive adhesive allows the tape to offer superior hold on more surfaces than other ordinary tapes – including rougher and dirtier surfaces in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

***Watch this spot for more gift giving ideas.. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Don't Forget the Family Pet This Christmas!

Don't forget the family pet this Christmas! We've found some great places to get gifts for your pet or for the animal-lover in your life this holiday season. We've rounded up a few great ideas that include the following:

New Van Ness Dri-fleece Pet Bedding-

New Van Ness Dri-fleece Pet Bedding. Wicks moisture quick drying. Machine washable & durable. Hypo-allergenic, non- irritating chemical free. Cut to size. Deep pile for heat retention. Nonskid backing synthetic latex. It keeps pets warm and dry. Recommended and used by vets breeders & kennels. Ideal for use in cars or crates on furniture or tile wood floors, for every stage of your pets life ,whelping, puppy, adult senior.

**Watch this spot for more great gifting ideas.

Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide- Sites With Something For Everyone!

We hope this gift guide, which includes gifts you can buy ONLINE for everyone or almost everyone in the family, –without leaving your house–will help take the stress out of holiday shopping!

 Decor & Style-

Decor & Style is THE site you’ll want to visit for all of your online shopping needs!  Their friendly staff is available to help you with your gift selections via chat pretty much 24/7.  Whether you are shopping for an awesome set of 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets for your mother, wine accessories for your sister the wino or some hunter themed pillow, throw or deer head for your dad – they’ve got it all. Annnnnndddd shipping is a measly $7.50 or FREE for orders over $150. Hurry, stop what you’re doing and go shop!

** Watch this spot for more great gift giving sites for the whole family. 

Searching For the Perfect Hostess Gift This Thanksgiving?

Invited out this year for Thanksgiving supper? Then thank them for having you with a Cran-Apple Cinnamon Loaf from KrusteazWhip up this delicious loaf and you’ll be everyone’s favorite guest!

Cran-Apple Cinnamon Loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 slices

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8x4-inch Loaf Pan. Stir together water, oil, cinnamon, eggs and muffin mix until blended. Gently stir undrained cranberries from the mix into batter.
  • Spread batter into lightly greased loaf pan. Top with sliced apples, sprinkle with sugar and additional cinnamon to taste.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen loaf from pan.
  • Cut into 1 inch slices. Store cooled bread in airtight container.