Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October is National Cookie Month

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? This is great news for all the cookie lovers out there. And a good reason to celebrate October, with all the delicious variety of cookies that you can choose from.

There is a huge selection of cookie flavors. You can get everything from chocolate chip to sugar cookies and many more in between. Cookies can be purchased in packages, or you can make your own from a mix if you like.

And who doesn’t like cookies? They are a great dessert to enjoy anytime. So it is really nice that October is dedicated to cookies, with National Cookie Month! 

Our friends below would love to tell you about what their brand is offering up for National Cookie Month:

The newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Market Center is located in the heart of the Dallas Market Center and like other DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, is sure to welcome guests with a warm, chocolate chip cookie at check-in. This all began in the 1980s, when many of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across the country used cookies as VIP treats. In 1986, the secret recipe was developed so every hotel could offer the same treat. Now, a select group of bakeries around the world hold the secret recipe to ensure every guest gets the same, delicious cookie at every DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and resort.

( I've had these cookies and they are to die for!)

Krusteaz Cookie Mixes-

Who says cookies are only for special occasions? Krusteaz Cookie Mixes make it easier than ever to whip up a homemade batch any day of the week. New in 2015, Krusteaz is adding new and improved cookie mixes to its assortment of fan favorites, each of which offers a sweet twist on Krusteaz’s classically delicious cookies. What better way to celebrate National Cookie Month, than to enjoy some delicious Krusteaz cookies!

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My Review of a Laser Fax Machine by Brother

I recently had the opportunity to review the  Brother Fax-2480 machine. This machine really out does my older Brother fax machine, that we've had for years! This machine is a laser fax machine. It comes with a  33.6k bps modem, which makes for very fast communications. It has a transmission speed of approximately 2.5 seconds per sheet. It is awesome!

It also features a 20 page capacity auto document feeder. And has a generous 250 sheet front loading paper capacity. There is also an optional high capacity replacement toner cartridge available.

The IntelliFAX-2840 is a compact fax machine which has up to 272 broadcast locations, and 222-station auto dialing. This fax machine also has 16MB standard memory capacity with dual access.

We recently replaced our older machine for this one. Our older Brother fax machine worked great and really lasted us a long time. Although I was having issues with the phone cord on it, plus I was getting interruptions with the line because of it I think.I changed the cord but it still didn't help with the line and static, and the phone just not working anymore, but I guess it had seen it's last days.

                                             ( the old machine)

It's nice to have a fax machine though for the home- I have used mine quite a fair bit over the years. The Fax-2480, is a laser fax machine that is perfect for home offices like ours. We wouldnt be without one! And although the new one looked so much more bigger- it fit perfect in the spot where it replaced the old machine.

Today's Quick Tip

By raising your deductible on your insurance for vehicles or home, you can save on your monthly payments. This is a great idea if you rarely ever make a claim. We recently raised all of ours for our SUV, car and RV to the max. of $700 deductible. We currently had them at $350 deductibles each.