Family Reunion this Summer?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Have a family reunion planned this year? Have you thought of getting away- perhaps making a holiday out of it at the same time. Consider a group cruise or a  family holiday getaway to somewhere hot OR cooler.
Often there are discounts for groups.Always there are deals - at Build a Cheap Vacation- all you have to do is ask.

Winners for today

Today's winners for :


**All winners have been contacted and have 7 days to contact me before a new winner is chosen.

Thank you to all who entered!

Time to Travel!

You can now book any or all of your travel through my web site- Build a Cheap Vacation- (affiliated with Global Travel International.)
All booking can be done drectly through the secure site.
I ask that you pass this site info on to family as well that may be travelling shortly.
The deals are great and there are so many wonderful vacation ideas .
This is my stay at home business that I ask for your support with- with health issues, it makes it hard for me to get out to a regular job.
Thank you for your support everyone.


Icy Treats For Summer

You all remember otter pops and those cheap-o popsicles your mom broke in half for you and your siblings. And who could forget fudgesicles, those bastions of pure, frozen, chocolate deliciousness? And while many of these cool summer treats are still available today, the prices have gone up somewhat since you were a kid. And you may have realized, as an adult, that they’re pretty much made of sugar…not so good for your health. However, there are plenty of ways to have the frozen treats you love (and even throw in some adult flavor) with less damage to your wallet (and your waistline).

For starters, you don’t have to avoid the frozen section at the grocery store. You can always wait for sales or coupons to get the brand name items you crave, or try the generic versions for less. Plus, buying in bulk at Costco could keep you in grape-sicle heaven all summer. And for those counting calories, there are a number of companies, like Skinny Cow, that offer frozen desserts with less sugar and fat. But as always, the most cost-effective way to have your favorite treats (and customize them to your dietary needs) is to make them yourself. If you don’t know where to start, you may want to invest in some forms or trays. Amazon has several options that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices (as low as about $5), so you should have no trouble finding one that fits your freezer and your family. If you think the trays are too expensive, or you simply want to experiment a bit before getting yet another gadget to clutter up your kitchen, use an average ice cube tray and some toothpicks to see if you like the results.

As for what you put in your popsicles, that is entirely up to your discretion. But if you need an idea to get started, try fruit or vegetable juices, lemonade, or iced tea. If you go for sugar-free options, you can make a guiltless treat for those sweltering summer afternoons. You can also blend up a healthy and delicious smoothie to freeze for something that is a little creamier. Or if you’re ready to try something a little more complex, simply look for recipes online. A search on the Food Network website turns up some really fancy popsicle ideas, including some that are not for the tots (like margarita or martini freezes). They also have some party-worthy treats like coconut pops and classic Italian ice popsicles that your adult (non-alcoholic) friends will love. And for the kids, you can find perennial favorites from the county fair like chocolate-dipped frozen bananas (they’re not exactly ice, but they are an excellent summer treat!). RecipeZaar offers more tradition fruit recipes, with the notable addition of yogurt pops. And fudgesicles are so easy, you don’t even have to search for a recipe – just whip up some instant pudding mix, pour it in your trays, and freeze it!

So if you’re looking for a way to make some icy treats to stave off the hot rays of the summer sun, your best bet is to find a popsicle tray that suits you (kids will love ones that are swirly or shaped like stars, rockets, or their favorite cartoon characters) and you’ll quickly make back whatever you would have spent on frozen fare for the summer. Plus, by doing it at home, you can control the contents for healthier snacking while you continue to save on your grocery bill.

Breana Orland is a writer for College Grants. Breana also gives advice on the pursuit of higher education and career options for young adults.

Canada Only-Visit To Win Contest!

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Check out the details and submit your own entry online.

Best of luck!

Make Money Right Now- Selling Travel

I am so happy that my  new travel web site is now up and running and I would love for everyone to please drop by.

Currently we are looking for 1-2 more people to sell through us and our associated partner- Global Travel International.

We are offering a limited time sign up fee of $249 plus a $9.95 activation fee.(Please note this is over $50 off the regular cost to start.)

If you have ever wanted to start an EASY work at home business, the time is now.

Please email me at, with name and phone # and we will be in touch to get you started.


Review and Giveaway:Smead Stadium file

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I recently recieved for review, the Smead Stadium file.
This file was nice as it had the labels for it as well as a tiered look for easy viewing.It is small however and doesn't open too wide, so you can't fill it full of tons of paperwork, but it is a good "starter file."
I think it's good to stay organized and file folders like this, make the task of filing and saving important papers, much easier.

The 12-pocket Stadium File is ideal for clearing clutter from your workspace or countertop. You can turn piles into files with this tiered expanding file that lets you see everything at a glance. The pockets are tiered and fixed so the papers don't fall to the bottom of the file. Great for organizing papers and folders.

Details of the file:

12-pocket tiered expanding file for easy organization and viewing.

Holds letter size papers and folders.

Tiered and fixed pockets so papers stay visible.

Fully-lined expanding Tyvek gusset.

Size 12-1/4"W x 13-5/8" H, Expands to 9-1/8" front to back.
Our sponser would love to give away one of these file folders to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA.
A random draw will be made on July 9,2010 from all entries recieved, by
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Belated Father's Day Event Review and Giveaway( Canada Only): Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

This 512 page book is the absolute best for any guy or gal. The book is a smaller sized hardcover that features new and classical advice from survival experts plus a searchable DVD with extras.
There is a great quite on the inside of the books that says: "No man is ever old enough to know better" by Holbrook Jackson.
The book helps  readers master the manly arts from wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyard barbeque fires .

Joshua Piven is coauthor, with David Borgenicht, of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks.  David Borgenicht is the creator and coauthor of all the Worst-Case Scenario books.
Contents chapters include: Great Escapes,Sports and Hobbies,Love and Sex,Domestic DisastersWorkand Out and About.
Great coffee table book and anyone would benefit from this book.

You can win your very own copy of this book from our book supplier.
A random draw will be made from all Canadian entries for one book to be given away on July 8,2010 from

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Review: As Seen On TV - Heats up The Summer-Another Great Item!

Are you looking to fix up brown spots in your lawn where the grass just is not green anymore? I know we have a nice lawn but we have some spots that could use some reseeding.
Let me suggest to you Quick Lawn.Create a beautiful lawn all year round and be the envy of the neighbourhood.
It will help choke out those nasty weeds and give you a wonderful looking yard.
It will adapt  in all sorts of soil, stand up to insects and great in the sun or the shade.
Watch the online video and order now.

Top 10 Ways To Save Money On Your Groceries

Be frugal on thirst-quenchers. Bottled water is a complete waste of money and the packaging sucks for the environment. Ditch the bottled water and get a tap water filter instead. Also, reconsider other drink purchases. Juice drinks tend to be costly – and what you’re usually paying for is the filtered water! Try flavoring your water with lemon and real fruit slices.

Buy inexpensive staples that last. Beans (canned are good, but bagged are cheaper), canned vegetables, frozen fruit and vegetables, salsas, whole grain breads and pastas – these can all be relatively cheap if you buy them in bulk. Also, they can typically last in your pantry, fridge and/or freezer for quite some time. If you always have these staples on hand, you are less likely to feel the need to go out to eat or to spend on quick meals fixes like frozen meals.

Buy what’s in season. Buying seasonal produce is usually cheaper. See here to find out what’s in season where you live.

Cross-compare the costs of your standard items. Make a cross-comparison spreadsheet of your staple grocery items and how much they cost per ounce or pound, when not on sale, at three different grocery stores in your area. Update every couple of months. This is a bit of a time investment at first, but it’s worth it -- it’ll make it easier for you to spot when things become cheaper elsewhere, or when a sale really is a sale.

Ditch packaged, flavored grain/rice dishes. If you read the back of that $4 flavored rice dish, you’ll usually find that you have most of the ingredients at home to make it (except for all the strange chemicals and preservatives, thankfully). Invest in a rice cooker (if you need one; I still do it the old fashioned in-a-pot way), some spices and basic sauces and you’re good to go – no jazzy rice mix needed!

Ditch protein/energy/snack bars. Most protein and energy bars are at least a buck each – why waste a dollar as if money’s going out of style? You can make your own energy bars with dates, nuts and oats, for example. Simply search online for a recipe that has your favorite ingredients and try it out. Once you find a recipe you like, you’re set! Also, consider that beans, fruits, veggies and whole grains are nature’s ultimate energy sources – if you’re eating right, you don’t need these bars anyway!

Ditch the “packs.” Avoid calorie packs and DIY salad kits – convenience comes at a price since you’re paying the extra packaging costs. You can easily make your own “100 calorie” packs, too – just portion out snacks in reusable containers.

Get social. Talk to people or connect with frugal-living and savings blogs on Facebook. Outside of the weather, there are very few universal conversational topics. I consider saving money to be universal! Ask your friends how they save money – I’m sure you’ll learn something new. Or, check out this list of “Top 100 Blogs for the Frugal Gourmet”here as a starting point.

Put it in writing. Consider your grocery list a semi contract – when the chips that weren’t on your list start calling your name, tell them they’ll have to speak to your lawyer (your unyielding wallet). This, of course, means you should spend the time to make sure your list really reflects your needs before you go shopping.

Shop ethnic grocery stores. When I did a cost-comparison between my local grocery store, a warehouse and the local ethnic grocery store, I found that the latter was always the cheapest in produce.

Annabel writes the blog FeedMeImCranky where she shares her journey from morbidly obese teen to healthy young adult and gives her tips and resources for living healthy in both body and mind.

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How to Get Your Child to Eat His Supper

The most recent problem I have with my kids is getting them to eat supper. This sickness apparently isn’t only an occurrence at my supper table, but many of my friends tell me that their kids suffer from the same ailment.

So how do we get our kids to co-operate?

I have found that when we include kids in the kitchen and allow them to help us, they are much more likely to eat. One of my kids’ favorite suppers (I think it’s all kids favorite supper!) is pizza. The problem with this is that, buying pizza is costly and can’t be bought in advance (unless you’re buying the frozen type, which my kids won’t touch). So I came up with a plan that’ll stop making me feel like a rotten mother, and that’ll allow them to enjoy their favorite food more often.

I looked around for a fast and easy recipe and found one that is quick, easy and not too much of a mess. I now make the most delicious pizza in the comfort of my home. It is the most smashing success!! The dough takes under 15 minutes to prepare. I lay out all kinds of toppings and the kids have a ball making their own personal pies exactly how they like them.

Finally I am at rest and they are well fed.

Delicious Homemade Pizza Dough


1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

2 1/2 cups bread flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.


- This recipe yields 1 12 inch pizza (the size of a regular pie).

- I just divide it up to give each kid their own pie.

- This recipe is very easily doubled.

Bad Credit is Not the End: How to Rebuild Slowly From The Bottom Up

Monday, June 28, 2010

For most people, suddenly finding themselves faced by bad credit seems like a life sentence. While it is a blow to lose your financial creditworthiness, it is not impossible to rebuild it.

Stabilize Your Finances

The first step is to stabilize your finances. Unless you have a stable income, there is no way to prove financial stability to existing and/or potential creditors. If you try to start rebuilding your credit before you are ready financially, you may risk doing even more harm to your already damaged credit profile.


Rebuilding credit is all about proving financial stability and dependability to creditors. The more stable your cash flow and payments, the less the risk to the lending company, and the easier it becomes to negotiate credit, as well as better interest rates.


Unless you have a solid income, or only need a small amount of credit to start, you may want to guard against premature credit applications. You are likely to be faced with unusually high interest rates, which might make repayments difficult again. There are some companies that thrive on lending money to bad debtors - at ridiculous rates (due to the risk).

Be Smart with Your Existing/Open Credit Card


If you still have access to a credit card, pay it on time, and use it as sparingly as you have to. If you have been using the company's services for a while, you could negotiate better rates, and even a lower minimum monthly payment. Being able to hang on to an existing credit card is the easiest way to start repairing your bad credit history.

Check Out Other Rebuilding Options

If you do not have access to a credit card any more, there are other options. One option is to consider  personal loans for bad credit candidates. You could borrow small amounts at a time, and repay it as fast as possible. Another option is the use of secured credit cards - underwritten by a major corporation, but only good for as much as your deposit. This way, the risk for the lender is minimized, while you still have access to credit, and can prove stability.


Review Your Credit Report

Check you credit reports from time to time. If you draw your credit reports from all three the major bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion), chances are that some of the information will be different on each of them. If you find any incorrect entries, make a dispute to the credit agency - the company has to verify it, or delete it from your profile. This way you can ensure that all you regular monthly payments are noted, and it will add to your credit score.


At the end of the day, you will have to accept that your bad credit score did not happen overnight and repairing it will take some time. However, as soon as you are financially secure, you should start working on it systematically. Start off small, using your existing credit card, or a secured credit card, or personal loans for bad credit. Over time, you will be allowed access to larger and larger amounts of credit, at more and more reasonable rates. At the end of the day, it comes back to stability, risk and trust.


Author’s Bio:

Stephen Cline has a dual bachelor's degree of Business Administration and Finance and has worked for numerous financial corporations in the past 4 years. Taking some time off from the corporate world, he is currently getting his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley. You can visit his website at and follow him on  Twitter

Today's winner!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We have a winner  for today's giveaway:

*** Winner has been contacted and has 7 days to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

Thank you to all who entered.

Coming Soon! Build A Cheap Vacation

I've sold travel in the past, and always enjoyed it, but got a way from it for a while.
Now I've teamed up with a great company, to offer the best deals we can find for you.
My new site is "Build a Cheap Vacation". You will be able to buy your air separate from your hotel, separate from your rental car, should you need one. We will also have featured deals, and more.
I am very excited about this, as it will bring great low prices for you, my readers, and will allow me to do what I love .
Coming very  soon....


My Baby is Gone

Well, Erika left this morning, bright and early, on her way to Alberta, to take her-at least 2 year- accounting couse. She left with her boyfriend, who will also be going to school in Calgary.
This will be the first time on her own and without mom and Gerry there to help her out .
She did very well at the grad ceremony on Friday night- and it really was a beautiful night.She recieved over $1,000 in scholarships and bursaries, as well as made the honor roll for over 80%,( her average was quite close to making the 90% and over honor roll,). She put in a hard last year of alot of homework and assignments.
The car was packed as full as we could possibly get it today.
It will be about a 10-12 hour drive to her new home. Hopefully we will be able to get that way this summer. There has been some holiday "issues" at Gerry's workplace,so, even if it is a quick getaway, I will be happy with that.
She still has alot of stuff here that needs to go but her boyfriend's parents are suppose to be going for a visit in July and will take more things of hers down.
I'll miss her, but it is nice to have email- it makes those that are far from us, that much more closer.


Feature Giving to Charity: Canadian Wildlife Federation

My charity I have chose to donate to this week is The Canadian Wildlife Federation.I love all kinds of animals and feel as this is a great charity to give to,  shop at to support, or help with in many ways.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature.

Please visit them to see what they are all about.

Review: Kettle Foods chips

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I usually have to stay away from potato chips. I have many food sensitivities and potato chips is one of them. I know for sure the MSG is one of them, and I'm sure the type of oil they are fried in is another. Either way, I can't eat them.
Well, I recieved my Kettle brand chips from Kettle Foods, and I always like to at least try to eat the foods we get in to review. Alot have been organic so that is great- they usually keep things on the straight and even with me.
Well, I must say these kettle chips are to die for! They are soo good. Crunchy, tasty and I had no tummy problems with eating them at all.

They have a natural promise to you:

Absolutely nothing artificial

No trans fats

No preservatives

Non-GMO ingredients

Gluten free

They carry potato chips, kettle chips, baked chips,organic chips, tortilla chips, and nut butters.
Browse the flavors , shop online or join the Chip of the Month Club. Maybe you would just like to sample? Well, they have sampler packs for sale as well.
Trust me, if you don't like what's in regular potato chips, or can't eat them because of what's in them, you owe it to yourself
to try them.
Also visit their Crunch Proud site- the guy they have on there is a riot and they offer a chance to win, get a coupon and more!

To Give Away-Bora Bora Coupons

Have 3 sets of coupons for Bora Bora organic food bars- I can't use them as I live in Canada.
First to comment with their name and email I will contact you- they are yours!
No postage required.


I recieved A Blog Award!

Recieved an email today telling me that :Stretching the One Income

Dollar, has just placed #21 in the 2010 Top 40 Business Blogs in the Living

Smart category award!Woo hoo! My first award.
Hope to get button up later today.


Review and Giveaway:( Canada Only): Blue Water Seafoods

Friday, June 25, 2010

For over 50 years, BlueWater Seafoods, located in Lachine, Quebec, has been dedicated to expertly preparing high quality, great-tasting seafood. Drawing on a wealth of seafood expertise, BlueWater Seafoods is an innovation leader in the seafood industry.

We love all of Blue Water's products. The fish is good quality and makes a great , quick meal. My family loves them, and with so much variety in their line up, we can have all sorts of different meals throughout the month.
Their premium fillets are available in 6 great tasting varieties:

-english style haddockbread
-breaded haddock
-breaded sole
-breaded cod
-breaded tilapia
-multigrain tilapia

Blue Water has great recipes, special offers,online coupon for your next purchase, and always some great  promotion going on.

Blue Water is giving away a free product coupon and a collapsible shopping bag to 5 winning Canadian entrants.
A random draw will be made on July 7, 2010 from all entries received.

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Sign up for their newsletter and report back here with your email.

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How to Straighten Your Kids Teeth Without Braces

While wire braces are the traditional method for straightening children’s teeth, they are not the only method available. In addition to investing in advanced clear braces for teeth, there are many other things that a parent can do to keep their child’s smile looking good. Developing excellent oral hygiene is absolutely necessary from an early age. Children who learn healthy oral habits are children whose teeth will certainly benefit in the long run.

Certain habits that should be avoided would include sucking thumbs and using teeth as tools. Teeth are easily damaged. The more your child sucks his or her thumb, the more likely the teeth will start to conform and grow crooked. The same is true if they develop a habit of opening things with their teeth. Pulling on teeth continually can influence the position of the teeth which will in turn lead to a need for straightening them eventually.

There are other less obvious habits that are not so easily avoided. Some children simply have a tendency to swallow food incorrectly along with breathing in from the mouth instead of the nose. By doing either of these two tasks incorrectly, children can negatively influence the development of their teeth and jaw structure. This can and will lead to crooked teeth. When the teeth and jaw structure has been developed incorrectly, it makes it so that the teeth are prone to being crooked, even after they have been straightened with traditional wire braces. That is why it is best to use more advanced methods that are designed to fix the issue at the root.

There are more advanced types of braces that do not use wires which can help children’s mouths to develop properly. These methods will make it so that teeth will not be as prone to going crooked again after treatment. Certain types of clear braces for teeth can better develop the arch of the mouth and create a wider smile which will help to correct the issue. Parents who look into options such as this for their children at a younger age will experience much faster success than if they wait for their child to fully develop. Indeed, there are several ways to straighten children’s teeth without using traditional wire braces.

10 People To Follow On Twitter If Your Looking For Great Deals

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Income Dollar's Twitter page oneincome is a great place to start. It takes number one spot on the list but there are a lot of other Twitter users that can help you find killer deals on the Internet.

Save yourself the effort and let the following Tweeters do the hard work for you…

Everyday Items

Shopping Kim shoppingkim

Kim shares her savings with deals and price comparisons on everyday items. She also provides product reviews and offers freebies and coupons on her Twitter page.

Tara Kuczykowski dealseekingmom

This native of Columbus, Ohio is a frugal blogger and is constantly adding deals and freebies on every day items such as Glade products, Cool Whip and Huggies to name a few.


Erin Gifford eringifford

Erin runs CouponCravings - she tweets about coupons for anything from magazine subscriptions to Bioré Makeup Removing Towelettes. If you need a 'Buy One Entrée, Get One Free!' coupon for the Hard Rock Cafe then she has you covered too.

Shannon Snow couponprincess

This mom from Oklahoma seems to specialize in freebies and coupons. Need a coupon for diapers? Or free Starbucks coffee from Wal Mart? Shannon has you covered.

Stephanie couponing101

This Texas mother is a coupon addict and is also a frugal blogger. Don’t miss her tweets or you might miss a deal.

Video Games & Electronics

It's not all just ladies on the list. Here are two male Twits that are on the look out for great deals too,

CheapyD videogamedeals

This Tokyo resident also runs a great website called Cheap Ass Gamer. If you're in need of affordable XBOX, PSP, PS3 or Wii games then you'll want to follow his tweets. Us non-gamers might not have much use for it but our kids might.

Albert Ko cheapcheapcheap

Albert is your source for coupons and his specialty is consumer electronics, gadgets, and music.

Grocery Shopping

Dian Farmer groceryshopfree

If you're looking for great deals and freebies at the grocery store then you'll want to follow Dian. She can point you in the direction of anything from free Avril Lavigne perfume to deals on lip balm at Wal Mart.

Dana Adams mrsmoneysaver

Dana is another great resource for coupons and deals for things like food, Starbucks, and beauty products.

This article is by Gary Foss - a writer for


Will be out for most of the evening tommorow. My youngest, Erika, is graduating. Finished grade12 and off to Calgary, Alberta for accounting.

Review and Giveaway: Yum Nuts

If you love cashews, then Yum Nuts may be the place you are looking for.We sampled the chocolate, and sea salt which were fine for us, but the chili lime is smokin'- so beware! They also carry spicy cajun,toasted coconut and honey.
You can shop the Yum Nut shop, and if you combine orders with family and friends- an order of $100+ gets you free shipping.

Cashews for a Healthier you:  Nuts contain the protein, smart fats, like oleic acid, and essential minerals to help us perform at our best. They use the best natural ingredients to create a product with a simple ingredient statement that is both healthy and yummy. They start with premium jumbo cashews and use a special flavoring technique to add a delicate dose of delicious seasonings that ensures that every Yumnut, in every batch is truly yum.

Most flavored nuts are roasted in oils or coated in suspicious ingredients and heavy batters. Yum Nuts don't use artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners to make their nuts taste great. Nor do they try to change the taste of our cashews by roasting them in peanut oil. They  think that’s just nuts.

Yum Nuts would like to give away 1 variety pack of yumnuts (1 cajun, 1 chocolate, 1 sea salt, 1 coconut) to one lucky entrant from Canada or the USA, to be drawn on July 5,2010, by

To Enter:
Tell me what would be   your favorite nut flavour on their site.

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Timeshare Rental Can Save You Money on Your Next Vacation

There's an easy way to have your vacation and your budget, too. The pundits are calling it the "Nearcation." And it works perfectly for anyone who is seriously budget-conscious, but also wants to take the family on a real vacation. A short drive, an inexpensive timeshare rental, and you'll have it.

Just about wherever you live in the U.S. you can find timeshare rental resorts within a several hundred mile drive. Take out your map, find where you live, and draw a circle out as many miles as you feel your budget will allow you to drive one-way. Within that circumference there will most likely be a timeshare resort.

Why a timeshare rental? It is by far the most economical way to vacation with a family. Consider this - you can find many timeshares for rent directly from their owners, and a great many will be under - or way under - $100/night - to sleep 4 (often 50% less than a hotel room.) You can even find larger timeshare rentals that will sleep up to 8, with pull out sofas. Because this includes separate bedrooms, you can save even more money by vacationing with another family and splitting the cost.

Your timeshare rental not only includes separate bedrooms, a living room and a dining area, but will also come with a fully-equipped kitchen. What a money saver that is. Instead of having to feed the kids in restaurants for every meal, you can prepare most of your meals at your timeshare, and if you're driving you can bring your groceries with you. The amount that you will save just on meals can be the life-saver for your vacation plans.

Another advantage of renting a budget timeshare is that it will be attached to a resort. Check out the many timeshare rentals available through their owners on, and you'll see that most of them are attached to luxury resorts. Ever think you could afford a "luxury" vacation for your family? Well, now you can. And that means that the resort's many amenities are also yours for the enjoyment, including swimming pools (frequently with waterpark features), hot tubs, tennis, maybe even golf, often arts and craft classes and arcade game rooms.

So rent a timeshare, keep your budget, and give your family the vacation they deserve.

Belated Father's Day Review and Giveaway: Every Man Jack

Although Father's Day is over, it's never too late to get that "man" in your life a great kit for looking good. Every Man Jack can help.
Gerry loved his collection of face products to keep him looking sharp.It  included face wash, shave gel, face lotion, lip balm twin pack, and an EMJ toiletry bag.
Gerry has said many times before that it would be nice to have some pampering skin care products for men, so when I found Every Man Jack, I just had to review their products.

What do you get a dad who has everything? What about the student who went from frat boy to Mr. Sophisticated over night? Is yet another wallet or tie the answer? I think not! When it comes to quality, affordable gifts for the special men in your life, Every Man Jack – an award-winning, eco-friendly brand – has you covered with three new kits: the Modern Dad Kit, Fresh Grad Kit and Six Pack Kit.

The New! Every Man Jack Gift Sets include:

Modern Dad Kit:

Perfect for a Father’s Day gift or simple token of your appreciation, Every Man Jack has made it easy to give dad a complete collection of grooming products that will keep him looking sharp. The kit includes a deep-cleaning Face Wash, soothing Shave Cream or Gel (depending on your dad’s preference), healing Face Lotion, protective Twin Pack Lip Balm, and a bonus toiletry bag that he can use on your next family vacation.

Retail price: $15

Fresh Grad Kit:

For graduates, the next stage in life is just around the corner, and Every Man Jack has the perfect kit to get your budding professional off to a fresh start. With all the must-have products to groom their way to the top, the kit will ensure your little man has all the tools he needs for the hairy ride ahead. The kit includes an ample-size Body Wash, cleansing Face Wash, hydrating Shave Gel and moisturizing Face Lotion all featuring the brand’s Signature Mint fragrance, which is derived from natural oils. A bonus toiletry bag is included to accompany your guy on his many business trips to come.

Retail price: $15


Six Pack Kit:

For fathers who don’t have time to go to the gym and college-bound guys who want to stave off the infamous freshman 15, this kit isn’t going to melt those love handles away, unless, of course, you do some crunches after your morning grooming routine. It will, however, whip that mug into shape. The Six Pack Kit includes six great gifts including the Signature Mint Daily Shampoo, Body Wash and Body Bar, along with a Signature Mint Face Wash, Shave Cream and Face Lotion. A bonus toiletry bag is thrown in to house all the products when your special guy is away from home.

Retail price: $25

Like always, Every Man Jack’s products are free of dyes, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens, making them perfect for just about anyone, including the eco-conscience guy.

About Every Man Jack

Founded in 2006, Every Man Jack is a provider of affordable, high-quality men’s grooming products, including a full range of skin, shave, body and hair products. Promising guys everything they need and nothing they don’t. The brand offers a simple, no-nonsense approach to men’s personal care. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information on the company and its products, visit
Every Man Jack would love to give away a kit to one lucky entrant from Canada or the USA as part of the belated Fathers Day giveaway.
A random draw will be held on July 6,2010 from all entries recieved.
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Review: Bora Bora Foods

You know how you can't just eat one chip? Well, the Bora Bora Organic bars are the same- only these are healthier for you! You honestly cannot just stop at one bite.
I am food sensitive- especially to coconut and nuts. Maybe it's their oils- I don't know. I do know they don't like me though, so was leary about trying the bars.However, I thought there is no way just Gerry is going to sink his teeth into these. Well, I'm glad I did. They are soooo good. Organic and all natural.I wish all healthy foods tasted this good.

Where can you buy them and try them you ask? Check out many locations near you, or buy online now. View all their flavours, or search for ones with your favorite ingrediants.

Bora Bora products are inspired by Bora Bora-organic, all natural, with nothing artificial added- ever.

Review and Giveaway: Izola Shower

Although Izola Shower does sell shower curtains, they also carry some poster place mats: featuring old  New York City, as I reviewed, Vencie, Paris and London.
These are a sturdy wipe free board with photo, that have a cork backing. Sold in sets of two. 16" x 12", for $14.99. Free shipping on all orders as well.

We have normally had 4 placemats on our table, but with my youngest heading to college in a few days, the set of 2 will work fine for Gerry and I.

Izola also carries world destination shower curtains in  black and white, much like the place mats.
I'm kind of fond of the black and white look for photos.
The place mats have made a nice new addition to our dining table.

Izola would  like to give away a  set of your choice of place mats, to one lucky entrant from Canada or the USA.
A random draw will be made by on July 5,2010

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Cheap Getaways on Your Last Dime

Yes, you still want to go on vacation this summer, but you probably don't have the same budget to spend that you once did, correct? If that is the case, it is time to start to explore off of the beaten path, meaning that you need to look for cheap and local getaways that will give you a wonderful and memorable vacation experience.

Chicago: In the nearby town of Galena, you will find a beautiful and historic appeal. This is three hours away from Chicago, and there are unique Victorian mansions, bed and breakfasts, and a local eateries offering delicious cuisine. You can pay admission to see many of the historic sites within the town, like $4 to see the home of Ulysses S. Grant. Not too shabby...

Los Angeles: If you are in the California area and want to get out of town, why not check out Catalina Island? This is a popular and beautiful destination, and the round-trip ferry from San Pedro or Long Beach to Catalina Island is around $66 per person. There are delightful little cottages in the area that you can rent, not to mention a delicious steakhouse or seafood restaurant at your disposal. This is truly the finest locale that you can get for a low cost.

New York City: A short drive away from the city is Litchfield, CT, which is a classic and beautiful area of New England. Here you will find covered bridges, tall trees, and winding roads to add a little bit of romance to your vacation. There are many different bed and breakfasts to choose from, and you can also do tastings at the local Haight-Brown Vineyard for only $8.50 per person.

As you can see, your upcoming summer vacation doesn't have to break the bank. All it takes is a little bit of creativity to find the perfect destination at half of the price!

For a great selection of Bunn home coffee makers, check out Bethany North's website, The Coffee Bump.

Review and Giveaway:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

If your looking for great fitness, yoga and sportswear, I invite you to browse the clothing line at
I recieved their funnel neck hoodie jacket from their new arrival line up, and it is quite comfy.Made from the same fabric as thermal underwear, it is quite lightweight and nicely fitting.Their clothing is good quality and well made.I have a pair of their yoga pants and they are so comfy.
Athletica has a great  spring clearance going on right now, and offers free shipping for all orders over $125, and gift cards, if your not quite sure on sizes or styles for gifting.

Athletica is generously offering another great giveaway with us for a $50 gift certificate for any item off their site.
Anyone from Canada or the USA may enter- and a random draw will be made by on July 4,2010 from all entries recieved.

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Summer Book Swap For Children

A budget friendly & fun way to kick-off a summer of reading! Here’s how…

Invite friends (in the same grade) to bring 3 used paperback books that

are at their current reading level.

After the children arrive, display the books on a large table or two.

Draw numbers for the order in which the children will choose a book. For

example, if there are 10 children at the party, put numbers 1 – 10 into

the drawing & each child picks a number.

Round 1 begins! The child that drew #1 picks a book, then the child that

drew #2 picks a book, and so on.

Before beginning round 2 & round 3, draw numbers again. This turns the

swap into a game, adds to the fun and prevents the same child from always

having first pick or always having last pick!

So…each child arrived at the party with 3 books, and they’ll leave with 3


After the final round, make bookmarks (using scrap paper, markers &

assorted stickers).

Have information to give the children on summer reading clubs at your

local library or bookstore. Most clubs offer incentives or prizes for


Refreshments…let the children make their own ice cream sundaes!


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Belated :Review and Giveaway: Father's Day Event: Sponser: Oh Cheri lingerie

Gerry recieved a pair of Mens Super Soft Knit Pajama Pants from Oh Cheri, to review. These are definately soft and  comfy. They are a  knit lounging  pajama pant with elastic waist and button fly. They come in 4 colors and 4 sizes. Any man that likes to wear pajama pants to bed will feel pampered in these. They are very lightweight so perfect for summer.
These didn't make it here for our Father's Day giveaway, but we always say:"better late than never."

Oh Cheri doesn't just pamper dads though- they have lots of great lingerie for us moms,sexy stuff- all sizes, costumes too!
Spice up your love life, be wild and crazy at the party, they have  hot adult costumes . For Halloween, for role playing, for a fetish or a fantasy, costumes are sexy fun.

They also offer FREE US ground shipping on all their items. Who doesn't love FREE shipping?
SALE? Did someone say they have a sale? They have cheap, sexy items just waiting to be snatched up, as well as great new arrivals.

 More good news:
The fine folks at Oh Cheri would love to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner from Canada or the USA.
A random draw will be held on July 3, 2010 from all entries recieved. Draw made by

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