Friday, March 30, 2012

Summer activities and fun in the sun

So now that summer is on the way and we are all thinking about what fun stuff we can do this summer I was wondering what everyone's plans are for the season.

I belong to the Nescafe Tasters club and they were wondering about the same thing. so I thought I would ask all my friends and followers what your plans are for this spring and summer season.

For me I will be getting out the camera and dusting off the video cam to see what wild life I can film in my area. This is my most favorite thing to do in spring and summer.

Here is one of the films I did one summer showing the deer that are everywhere where I live

and another one of a really cute squirrel eating the seed we put out for them.

Oh and here is a really cute film of the birds making a nest on the umbrella box we kept on the porch.

So for me it will be an opportunity to see some interesting animals and plants as well as swimming,cooking out and generally having a great time in the summer sun. A member of @NescafeUSA Tasters

fun puzzle from the tasters club

I belong to the tasters club by tasters choice and they have a really cute puzzle to complete you can see how quick you can do it it took me 5.18 to finish but its a lot of fun to try I wish I could do it again but once it gives you your time you can only do it

Anyway since its a really slow friday I thought you all could see how you do . if you like puzzles you will love this one its really nice. you can find it here at this link . The Tasters Puz

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Review The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard

As with the last book I read from Linore Rose Burkard titled Before the seasons end I loved this next installment. This awesome book picks right up where the last story ended and we once again fine ourselves happily reading about Ariana Forsythe and her pending marriage to Phillip Mornay .

This is really a wonderful story of faith and love. Linore has the ability to transport her readers to 1813 so we can really feel we are part of this story. I loved everything about this story, its uplifting and has a nice amount of suspense and intrigue.

As Ariana is planning her wedding to Phillip she finds herself a target of someone who desires to destroy the happiness she has found with Phillip and her pending new life as his wife. Ariana not only has mysterious strangers giving her problems but also has to contend with Phillips household staff, some of which are none to happy about Ariana becoming their mistress.

The awesome book clearly shows that when God is for us who can stand agents us and when we put our faith in our father all things will work out for our good.

This is the kind of story you will want to read over and over again and I'm so happy I was able to add them all to my collection. I recommend all of Linore's Book to anyone who loves Christian fiction, as I do, and to those who love a good regency romance.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Awesome HHMI science DVDs available now free lots and lots

I have been getting these materials for years now and I love it when the holiday lectures because available as they are today. The newest one is Bones,Stones,and Genes . This is a DVD with lectures and other interactive features. These are always free to order and very very well done .I use them for my continuing education in the sciences/medical dept. I like to keep up with new things even if Im not still working in the field.

These are awesome for continuing education, home schooling or anyone interested in science and biochem. Here is a link to The Howard Hughes medical institute (HHMI) catalog of free things. These come fast and are all free. HHMI Catalog of free science stuff

These are college level studies but they do have lots of other stuff like work books and things you can use for any kind of education in the sciences.

Monday, March 19, 2012

PHILADELPHIA Indulgence Review

I was able to try this through Kraft first taste and I just love it . I know the suggestions for using it are for things Like fruit and pretzels and thats awesome too but I found a way to use this that really tasty

As most of you know Scott has been making a lot of brownies and cookies. He makes the plain brownies because he does not like frosted brownies. I found that if you spread PHILADELPHIA Indulgence on a plain brownie or pound cake you really get a very rich treat. It spreads real easy on both and is very rich and creamy. I also liked that this comes in individual cups so you can just use the small cups on what you want and not have the whole container opened.

these little cups are great for taking in a lunch or on the go and have enough in them to cover what ever you want. I also found out that PHILADELPHIA Indulgence makes for a really nice spread on townhouse crackers for a snack . if you have not tried this yet I hope you give it a try soon because its really a great product.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Updated List of make money and free stuff online

This post was originally created for my friends who are not familiar with blogging or finding ways to get free stuff online. I thought I would post it on blogger as well so anyone new to blogging,surveys or insiders groups may benefit from the hours it took me to do this post, if it helps just one person it will be worth it :)
Updating this post for some new ones I found since posting New places to follow

follow on Pinterest

Linky followers

give me some Klout :)

NOW ON TO THE places to join to get free stuff (UPDATED) and things. this is a long list so pick and choose what you wan to join.
make a poster to put online or print

Join Netgalley for free books to review

international delights forum

lean cuisine delicious rewards enter codes get free stuff

best general freebies site your daily freebie

start sampling

smiley campaigns free stuff


Nature made supplements rewards

One2One Badges

blogspark -campaigns, free stuff giveaways

General Mills advisory panel

vocalpoints -campaigns,free stuff,trials


Kraft first taste -trials -free stuff

Mondern Mom

mons meet campaigns free stuff

Purex insiders club

tell harlequin free books to pass out to friends

Allure experts

Crowedtap-pays for answering questions and doing discussions

Carmex blog squad -campaigns

Glamspotters readers pannel

Oprah Devotes

Vogue insiders pannel

Marie Claire velvet rope club

beezag -earning points site for watching videos

Ok Now here is a site where I not only make a boatload of gift cards I get free stuff to
Expotv -great rewards

Survey companies and focus group companies for cash and gift cards
Focusforward high paying focus groups

American con opinion

Bellwether surveys

clearvoice surveys

datatellagents surveys

IPSOS I SAY surveys

Rewards Tv Fun tv show questions points earned

Survey Savvy pays well very good

Synovate surveys

Socratic surveys

valued opinions great earning surveys

My survey fantastic survey site

Opinion outpost emediate amazon GC rewards awesome site

Viewpoints forum lots of product etsting

This site is a review site but they also do product testing and you can apply to test a product and do a written review- the biggest thing I have gotten from them was a fabric steamer valued at 40.00 so you may want to join and try your luck but post reviews first and than you will be offered testing .
View points reviews

JRA Reckner research

OK now on to blog stuff- once you have a blog you will want to join these sites to help promote it and get followers.
Lori Alcorn - Find me on

Visit Book Blogs

Visit Giveaway Blogs

Tomoson blog projects-giveaways

Socal Spark projects for your blog

Blogging for books -free advanced readers copies for your review

booksneeze - free books to review

In order to be successful in blogging you will have to have a facebook and twitter account-many blog promos will only send you stuff to review if you have followers on BOTH sites-If you do not have a facebook account and twitter account it will be very hard for you to do many of the blog projects so please consider joining.

for those of you who do not have a blog or do not want one you can still enter into blog contests. many many bloggers hold giveaways on there blogs including me. all you have to do to enter is follow the instructions stated in each contest or giveaway-some of these giveaways are for really high values stuff so don't poo poo it I entered one the other day for which the prize is a 300.00 camera, a 100.00 e reader and 500.00 pay pal That's no small potato's. you can find current giveaways on Giveaway blogs here is a direct link to one I look through for these giveaways.
promote your giveaway-forum for current giveaways to enter
Or Blog contests to enter this is a facebook feed of 100s of current giveaways


I hope this helps you all get free stuff and gift cards.. at least its a start. if I find more things I will add stuff as I find it. I always check things out first to be sure its not a scam or a racket. all the above sites have been tested and approved as good sites . thanks for reading
PS you can follow my blog here :)
Lori's blog reviews and more

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Publix The best meals happen at home deals review and giveaway

Publix super markets is having a great sale this week as part of their The best meals happen at home promotion. You can get some really awesome deals on a whole lot of products to make your home cooked meals shine with flavor.

some of the items featured are some high value coupons on

Prego sauce 1.50 off the purchase of 2

Progresso Bread crumbs 1.00 off 2

1.00 off wishbone dressing

Free Old El Paso Taco Seasoning mix with the purchase of Old El Passo taco shells -This one is my favorite because with this awesome deal you can make Lemon pepper fish tacos (recipe below)

you can find some really nice family pleasing recipes that use some of the items on sale like this one Lemon Pepper Crispy Bread Crumbs and Old El Paso® Flour Tortillas to make Lemon Pepper Fish Tacos:

Prep time: 20 Min

Start to Finish: 20 Min

Makes: 5 servings (2 tacos each)



2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

1 cup Progresso® Lemon Pepper Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs

1 lb white fish fillets (such as tilapia or catfish)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


10 Old El Paso® Flour Tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch; from 8.2-oz package)

1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped

1 medium tomato, seeded, diced

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped if desired

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 small lemon, cut into wedges


In shallow dish, place flour. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In another shallow dish, place bread crumbs. Coat fish with flour. Dip into egg mixture; coat well with bread crumbs. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fish; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork. Cut into 30 bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, heat tortillas as directed on package. In medium bowl, mix avocado, tomato and lemon juice. Stir in cilantro and jalapeño chile.

Fill tortillas with fish, avocado mixture and lettuce. Serve with lemon wedges. Oven Method Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Follow step 1 above. Place fish in baking dish; drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Continue as directed in recipe.

You can find more here at this link

The best meals happen at home

I am able to have a really nice Publix gift card giveaway so you can get your favorite products at publix . One person will win a 25.00 publix gift card -The Publix gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Here is all you have to do to be entered

First Entry Give me some Klout just click on this link and give me Klout on any of my Topics they are beauty, fashion,deals and money you can find my Klout page here give me some Klout here

For extra entries

follow me on Twitter

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Google+ the blog post the button below the post in the comment bar

Vote for me on picket fences you can find this button right side of page too Follow me on Google friend connect

like my facebook fan page (link right side of blog)

grab my button and put in on your blog please leave me a link so I can find it.

Open entry follow me on any of my social networking sites you can see the many buttons I have along the right side of any blog post follow any of them for extra entries just let me know which ones you did in the comments and be sure and include your email address in all comments.

for each task you do please leave a separate blog comment- I will pick someone to win a 25.00 publix gift card on

March 18/2012 Thank you for having a look at my giveaway good luck everyone !

Monday, March 5, 2012

Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box Chat

The first "Inside the Crayon Box" live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST.Join Crayola and musician, children´s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page. Lisa Will be discussing how to spark ideas in helping your children and grandchildren to expand creative thinking.

If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you´ll want to join us to learn and share! I have Embedded some youtube videos for you to watch so you can get started on this important project right now and be sure and attend the Live Chat. Please bookmark this facebook page so you will have it ready to attend the chat on this time and date.

The first "Inside the Crayon Box" live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST.

Also, be sure to check out Lisa´s book Lisa Loeb´s Silly Sing-Along:

OR At amazon silly sing along
This information was provided to me by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Review Not This Time By Vicki Hinze

I really loved Not this Time By Vicki Hinze. Its so rare to fine a really good Christian Mystery! If you have not read anything By Vicki I encourage you to give her a try.

I really thought the suspense was superb and this book really had me on the edge of my seat guessing all the way. Not This Time has characters that are strong and human and its a great suspense story that even nonchristians would love .

Vicky Hinze has the ability to get her point across without sounding preachy. Since this is a mystery, I really do not want to say too much about the actual story, but trust me its really going to keep you guessing and Keep you on the edge of your seat.- I was able to read this book through Blogging for books Thanks for reading my review.

My New Haircut for spring

I just got my haircut at the Fantastic Sams near me for spring. I was really worried because I had such long hair and wanted it a lot shorter for the season.

I took in a photo of what I wanted so she could go by that and she did an awesome job on it So I just want to say Thanks!!!! Kelly for doing my hair sooo awesomely and for taking the time to get it just right . Kelly works at the Palm coast Fantastic Sams she is a real artist and I'm so happy with my hair I could do a snoopy dance LOL here are some picture I took of it when I got home. If Kelly ever leaves Fantastic Sams I sure hope she will let me know where she is going so I can see her all the time :)