Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Act Fast! Active Life:Explorer with Mat for Wii only 29.99!

This appears to be an excellent deal seeing as the game alone sells for more than this bundle. This is $29.99 including shipping as it qualifies for "Free Super Saver Shipping".  I would act fast since I'm sure that this one won't last!  (Mine has already shipped with a delivery date of  Dec. 31st!)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Widescreen Edition)

Amazon currently has this DVD for $5.99 and it is eligible for free super saver shipping or free shipping with Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom.  This deal is even sweeter since it qualifies for Amazon's current special offer:  "Get $5 worth of eligible movies and TV shows from Amazon Video On Demand after you order your item. Limited to one promotional credit per customer. "

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

The Story of Christ's Birth

Luke 2:1-20


And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“ Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Sunday, December 12, 2010

LeapFrog items for under $5



For those of you that love educational toys and LeapFrog, here are some terrific deals Amazon has going on right now.  All of the above are offered at under $5!  I'm sure at that price they won't last long!  Just click the title you are interested in and it will take you to the page with the special price.  Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hot Toy Deals under $10




Yes, you read the title correctly!  I just picked up some fabulous hidden deals on Amazon.  I say hidden because in doing a general search of most of these toys the under $10 deals did not show up.  I have included the links in the carousel above so you can go directly to the best offers!  Toys that have been as much as $39.99 are on this list.  For example the new "Crayola Glow Station can create with Light" retails for $39.99.  The best price I had found for it was $19.99 at Target this week but Amazon has it for $9.99.  I know these deals won't last long so if you are looking for economical last minute HOT toys for a child on your list you better get to shopping! ;)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Flightless Goose Book Review

When I volunteered to review a new children's book I had no idea what a treat that I was in for.  The Flightlesss Goose is based on a true story.  The story is written by Eric Goodman and beautifully illustrated in watercolor by his wife Nataliya.  The book is Published by The Writer's Lair Books.

The title cues you in on the book's story.  The author has taken the story of a goose to help teach children that we are all different and have different talents or gifts.  This is not a story with a fairytale ending however is a story with a realistic, true and honest ending that can give hope to adults and children alike.  The author uses the book to show children that no matter what our limitations might be each of us has a gift and we need to use it.  I would encourage educators, parents, grandparents and anyone who has a child in their life to check out this book.  I would say it would be a must have for any school library.  Check out The Flightless Goose  which is a fun site offering a sneak peek into this amazing book and The Writer's Lair Books for information on the book from the publisher.  The book is hardback and retails for $15.95 and is available for purchase through The Flightless Goose Website   and Amazon. A fun read-a-long CD is available through the book's website.

I love giving books as gifts so don't forget that this would make an excellent Christmas gift for children or teachers!

*Disclosure:  I was given a copy of the book and audio CD in exchange for my honest review.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hospitals Should Not Be The Cause Of Infection

Having worked in the healthcare industry myself and knowing many who still do, when I was contacted to share the following information with you I jumped at the chance.  Even if you don't work in the healthcare industry this information is important for you to know too!

The following information provided by http://hiawatchnews.com a program of Kimberly-Clark:

Earlier this year, the Department of Health & Human Services released its annual report on the quality of health care Americans receive. While there have been some improvements, hospitals still have work to do to put an end to the ongoing - but solvable - problem of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs).

Caregivers and other healthcare professionals know steps need to be taken to protect patients from HAIs, but it will take strong leadership to make the changes necessary to reduce the likelihood of these life-threatening infections. To help achieve this goal, Kimberly-Clark Health Care launched "Not on My Watch" (www.haiwatch.com), a website that provides tools and information to help facilities eliminate HAIs.
http://haiwatchnews.com/

Also* Kimberly-Clark will match all year-end gifts to the AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)  Foundation made by AORN members up to $20,000. All donations will be used to support education, research and patient safety initiatives.

I hope you will take time to watch this under 2 minute video.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award


I want to extend a HUGE Thank you to TwinkieMommie for giving me my first blog award.  I hope that all of you will take a few minutes to check out and follow her blog.

~To accept this award there are 4 rules~

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.  THANK YOU! TwinkieMommie

2.  Share Seven Things about yourself
  1. I would consider myself shy but my friends would laugh at that description.
  2. I am the proud mother of an amazing tween.
  3. I love getting great deals.
  4. I am a huge foodie!  I like everything but mashed potatoes and ground beef.
  5. I DO NOT like to cook.  See #4- I'd rather eat.
  6. It took me forever to take the plunge into blogging but I am so glad that I did.
  7. I have a goal to start scrapbooking and jewelry making.
3.  Pass the award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.

Ann Crabs

Titus 2 Mommy of 2

Lifeonprint~Life through my Eyes

Contest Corner

Networking Witches

Strange Daze Indeed

Susieqtpies Scraps of Life

That Shaker of Salt

Guessing All The Way

Marvelous Mom Reviews

More Than Cents

Life Is Too Short 

4.  Contact the bloggers that you pick and let them know about the award.

Thank you again TwinkieMommie!

Blogger MIA

I want to apologize for being MIA lately.  I do want to say for the record, that I took up this blog as a hobby and will always put family first.  The good news is that I have gotten to spend time with family and extended family making lasting memories.  I would encourage each of you to take tech free vacations or semi vacations and do the same.  I thank you all for following and supporting me on my endeavor.