Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

83~ Auto art..

His works are amazing and very interesting with items made from auto parts, wood and are very original sculptures....if you have a minute, check out this website-what you see may inspire you....

Steve Heller's Fabulous Furniture
Route 28 Boiceville, New York
Wed-Sun 10-5 845-657-6317

82~ Adjack daily sweepstakes

I enjoy doing this contest because there are some FUNNY ads out there folks!

Watch 5 videos to get 5 numbers and the AdJack number.
Drawing is each Friday at 6 pm EST
Prizes: MadJack: $500,000 MoJack: $25,000 CrackaJack: $1,000

81~ Printable Coupon for Libby's Vegatables

Save $1 off the purchase of three cans of LIBBY's VEGETABLES
Coupon valid for U.S. residents only...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

80~ Move over Papa John, it's Mama Mom....

Ok, now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share the best pizza crust recipe I have tried yet! (from FamilyFun)

I have tried many, this one is versatile,easy and non exhausting, I RIKE IT!!
First I used it for stromboli dough, filled it with pepperoni, peppers and some other fun stuff-they were awesome! The dough is sturdy enough that none of my ingredients leaked out (I really am not sure if it is the recipe or my cr@ppy skills in the kitchen-but I have had leakage!)

Any who, you could make breadsticks served with warm marinara (yummy), pretzels, rolls/flatbread out of this recipe and you may be the next Martha Stewart!

Tonight I am going to try to make pizza with it, as it was intended....SMACK! Back on point....Dough:

1 1/3 cups of lukewarm water
1 (1/4 ounce) pkg active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for coating the dough
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour, more for kneading

Pour the water in big bowl, sprinkle in the yeast.
Stir in the sugar and oats, allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the oil and salt. Add 2 cups of the flour and beat the mixture for @ 100 strokes. (the angry dough gods are not going to get you if you only do 30 or 40-...well....they haven't gotten me yet) Set mixture aside for 5 minutes **this is my kind of cooking all these breaks!
Break over...Add the remaining flour 1/3 cup at a time (no dough gods here either) and beat well after additions. When the dough is firm and pliable place it on a floured surface and knead until it is springy (8 minutes) Add more flour if the dough becomes sticky.
Place dough in lightly oiled bowl, turn dough to coat it with oil, cover and set aside in a warm spot until it has doubled in size, @ an hour....

If using it for pizza crust,heat oven to 425 roll dough and bake on oiled cookie sheet for 25 minutes...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

79~ 30% off HP Pavilion Notebook PC

Take 30% off of the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Notebook PC, configured at $1199.00 or greater at the HP Home and Home Office Store.
Use coupon code: NBR49875.

The offer excludes the HP HDX16t, HP Minis and all Compaq models. The offer is limited to the first 1800 coupons redeemed, and will become void after that. Only 1 redemption per person or address is allowed. The coupon is not valid with other promotions and restrictions apply. For complete conditions, see Coupon Information in the Customer Service section.

78~ Angel Food orders due soon...


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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

74~ Story of haunting...

This is another one near me....I have been to Jim Thorpe many times but have never taken this in, may have to rethink things and venture there soon!...They do not allow pictures to be taken there ...BOOOO .....BOOOO ...

The Handprint in Cell 17
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania By Shannon Reinbold-Gee
Carbon County Jail/Old Jail Museum, Jim Thorpe (PA)

In the modern-day town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania there is a small jail cell with an apparently long memory. Cell 17 of the Carbon County Jail bears a testament to one man’s innocence in the form of a single handprint on the wall. On “The Day of the Rope” (June 21, 1877) ten men were hanged because they fought for better treatment and better working conditions for their people. One of them, a bold ringleader named Alexander Campbell placed his hand upon the wall and swore it’d stay there as proof of his innocence.
It has.

Once a rag-tag group of Irish immigrants terrorized the coalmine country of Pennsylvania, and for good reason. Times were hard and the Irish—the newcomers trying to survive the Potato Famine and political hardships—had wrongly believed America would welcome them. Instead, they got sucked into the vicious drudgery of working the coalmines in northeastern Pennsylvania and thousands of men, and the boy children working beside them, died as a result.
The coal regions of Pennsylvania bear the scars of those desperate days, some places continue to seep twisting, smoky ghost-like wisps from the ground as fires still burn in the tunnels and shafts far below the surface. It makes for a haunting scene, and there are more reasons than just physical sparks and flames.
Living in tiny houses and knowing they owed everything they earned to “the company store” grated on the proud Irish. Through legal means they established the Worker’s Benevolent Association and made small progress, the group being shut down by the powerful railroad magnates and coal companies who stood to profit from gouging the public with high fuel costs. Public opinion was easy to turn against the Irish and quickly the very coal miners who were dying of “black lung” as they struggled to pay their bills were getting blamed for the rising cost of coal. The companies took advantage of the situation, reducing workers’ wages by 20%.
Hard workers, but not ones to play the submissive, the Irish organized and took on the name “Molly Maguires” (also supposedly using the “The Ancient Order of the Hibernians” as a front for their activities). They did whatever they could without any political power of their own to make change happen. Desperate times quickly led to desperate (and sometimes illegal) measures and the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad (under Franklin B. Gowen) sent a Pinkerton Detective to worm his way into the organization, gain their trust and bring them down.
The Pinkerton (James McPharlan, a.k.a. Jamie McKenna) was very successful. He befriended the Mollies and in the course of 3 years he gathered (and in some key cases supposedly fabricated) enough evidence to bring down some of the most important men in the area. One of them was Alexander Campbell. On the day he was hanged, Campbell again claimed his innocence and rested his hand on the wall of Cell 17, swearing his handprint would forever remain as a sign of his innocence. He was forcibly removed and hanged on the gallows built for the occasion.
His handprint still remains. Sheriffs have tried to remove it over the years, but to no avail. They’ve tried cleaning it off, painting it over and even tearing down the wall and rebuilding a new one. Regardless of their method, the handprint returns as if seeping through from another dimension.
Today the jail has been closed and is known as the Old Jail Museum. Tours are run regularly and the story of Alexander Campbell is still told to the amazed tourists. Some visitors still report an eerie sensation lingering in Cell 17. Could it be some small sense of satisfaction still sticks to the wall with the handprint as Campbell’s ghost observes the scene, a true testament to one man’s innocence?


73~ The time is near....

As soon as school starts my mind goes boop- right to thinking of Halloween!
Love it -Love it-Love it!!
Love the gory haunts, the innocent kiddies, the fresh crisp air, not to mention the haunted Reeses that mysteriously disappear from the girls bags EVERY year!

*)*)So, if you are into having the wits scared out of you, may I recommend Their site has stories, and a list of locations in all states as to where you can find spooky awesomeness!

May not be a whole lot of listing right now-too early for some folk, I have seen many ads on Craigslist, posters seeking workers for haunted houses etc..

This story takes place 20 minutes from where I live and is posted on ....

Resurrection Cemetery
Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
In the 1940s, a young lady lived across the street from the cemetery. After becoming infected with tuberculosis, the girl died and was buried in a white party gown. It is said that on dark nights, one may see a bright, illuminating figure of a young girl walking along the side of the road. It is said that if one stops, she will ask him for a ride home because she is lost. Once they get past the cemeterys property line, however, the girl disappears.

72~ New fundraising idea...

After taking on the new responsibility of being troop leader for my daughters Girl Scout troop this year, I have been seeking new and original ideas for fundraising, along the way I found a coffee fundraising opportunity- which seems like a more realistic one, (except for those cookies!)

The company is Grounds For Change and the following is the link about their fundraising program.....

Grounds for Change is proud to offer a unique coffee fundraiser with our Fair Trade, Organic coffee that is sure to be profitable and easy to implement. This is a fundraiser that you can use on a regular basis, even with the same people that have purchased from you in the past.

In addition-they have a coffee of the month program, Fair Trade Organic Tea, Yerba Mate & Chocolate as well!

Monday, September 7, 2009

71~Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA's mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.

Find any/all information you may be seeking regarding organic items-this site contains resources to find facts, information, sellers and MORE...

U.S. organic food sales have grown between 17 and 21 percent each year since 1997, to nearly triple in sales, while total U.S. food sales over this time period have grown in the range of only 2 to 4 percent a year. According to the findings, organic food sales now represent approximately 2 percent of U.S. food sales.

Consumers continue to seek out fresh organic fruits and vegetables at their local food cooperatives, supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and through Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs). There are even companies that deliver organic products directly to customers’ homes. For instance, in the Puget Sound, Washington, area, Pioneer Organics ( offers a home delivery service featuring organic produce and groceries.

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69~*WIN* Mediterranean Grilling by Diane Kochilas

You can enter only once per e-mail address per day. Deadline is midnight EDT 9.9.09.

68~*WIN*Julie & Julia and Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Cookbook Giveaway....daily entries.....Deadline is midnight EDT 9/8/09

Sunday, September 6, 2009

67~ How to make Stromboli By Cheri Sicard

It's easier than you think, if you choose to make a few of them, you can freeze them and bake at a later time!
1 1/4 cups warm water (105° - 115°F)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
between 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour...remainder of recipe, complete with pictures......

Friday, September 4, 2009

66~ Not a fan of REDBOOK...

Redbook UNREAL practices!!
Let me tell you, I just got off the phone with a collections office by the name of Sunrise Credit Services, Inc, after recieving a collection notice for Redbook-(Never ordered OR recieved a thing!-got info through a sweep?) The woman I spoke with said that I DONT owe the money, but this is how they see if people want to order the magazine!!!! She said, they are contracted to send this CR@P to people and then, when YOU call the collection agency, they ask how you would like to pay for your new subscription! WTF!!!I deem it creative but I dont appreciate scare tactics as a form of advertising!!! FYI--if you recieve this letter-you have to call or they will deem it valid and you will be billed!!

65~ Find craft shows near you....

Artist or Craftsperson
Musician, Band, or Performer
Booking Agent
Commercial Exhibitor
Food Vendor
Service Provider
Find the place here-they have a state by state locator...

Lehigh Valley readers: You can find just about all you need or desire at merchants Square Mall!
Merchants Square Mall 1901 South 12th StreetAllentown PA 18103
Next show is Saturday, October 24, 2009 10 am - 4 pm
Admission $3.00, Children 12 under free (coupon available at above link)

They are also looking for venders!
$55.00 for Indoor Booth space
$20.00 for Table space Includes Admission

64~ Flier...

63~ Pig in boots

62~FREE Skin Cancer Screening in your area!

They do this year-round, go to

For you Lehigh Valley readers, I found none in Pennsylvania, however the site did say screenings are typically held in May......

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

60~Tips for Helping the Overweight Child | Mambo Sprouts Articles

Tips for Helping the Overweight Child | Mambo Sprouts Articles

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59~Angel Food Ministries

The new menu is up! Save money and still eat healthy!
~We have ordered from them several times and are very pleased. Our local pickup church was very organized and I was in and outta there in less than an hour! YAY!! If you have not tried them- go for it-you afraid of saving money!?