Tuesday, December 28, 2010

pampers gift to grow codes

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if you are not already signed up to colect it only takes a few seconds to register and u can trade these points when enough are collected for great rewards from great brands!
as well as all kinds of helpful info on mom and baby!

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Trip to emergency room and migranes

 hi all
Well i did wind up going to hospital last night.Arrived there at 9:20 and got home at 3:10 am! That was just the most ridiculous thing i have been through in a while.When i arrived there were 2 others waiting,2 hours later i was checked and asked what was wrong and 30 minutes later taken back and then 20 minutes later i was given a shot of demoral and Finnegan and something for inflammation.Still have not saw a Dr.!wow,,ok,,,
 at 2:40 the Dr. came in and 2 minutes later was gone and left me a lortab and a prescription for Finnegan and lortab and released at 2:45.He said in 2 minutes my problems were stemming from a migraine!he checked my pulse,listened to heart ,turned out lights and checked my eyes very quickly,I wonder how much that will cost me and my insurance company!
  I know people are busy,,but when u are a Dr. or something like that and getting paid well ,shouldn't you at least try and make sure you do your best,,Same thing you expect from anyone doing a job!You are depending on this person though to make sure something serious isn't wrong.Then the bill is sent to insurance and they are charged for ALL this time you are there and you have received no real care...That is why our insurance is so high we can barely afford it!

Monday, December 27, 2010

snow flurries and headaches

Hope all your chritmas's were happy! I had a great christmas ,all my kids and grandkids were here.They all opened up presents here that morning and then we had a large lunch spread of traditional items.It was cold and snow flurries fell on and off all here in south alabama as well as yesterday.Very unusual for us,so much for global warming!It is still very cold here,hard freeze warning ,temps in the teens expected.

last few days i have had problems with my head,,Headache and just a very strange feeling on the left side.Feels like a raw place,even tingling at times.Been doing this for about 5 days now.I don't know if it is a severe sinus infection or what,,kinda worries me to be honest.

What if any are your plans for the new year?Mine will probably be spent with the grandbabies so the kid's can do something.My son and his band will be playing in crestview Florida for a show there,hubby probably go too.
 I would like to wish all of you a very happy new year and a safe and blessed one,,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Magic of Christmas~Through the eyes of a child

 Hope everyone is doing great and hope u enjoyed the eclipse last night.I was just too tired but several family members and friends did and they all said it was beautiful!
 I have 4 of the 5 grand babies tonight and just walked with Kolby age 5, and charlie Mae and summer ,age 2,down the road.This dear lady and gentlemen up the road has their whole yard adorned with beautiful Christmas scenes .They have placed a moving Ferris wheel with darling teddy bears taking a ride,Santa is in the hot air balloon ,a beautiful nativity scene,my batteries in the camera died very early in,uuhhhh ,but i was able to get a few pics.He also has a choo choo train fixed for the kids to pull around the yard outlining the scenes.It was just beautiful I hope you get a chance to take your little ones and enjoy Christmas scenes as well...I love to see the magic in their eyes.I wish i could have captured when we got to baby Jesus,each child leaned down and hugged Jesus and said i love you..Precious..Jesus loves the babies!!!! They love him too if given the chance...


Monday, December 20, 2010

Tonight's Eclipse of the Moon and Winter Soltice

For the first time in 372 years, the winter equinox and a total lunar eclipse happen on the same day, and North America is one of the best spots to view the show.

What causes a Lunar Eclipse ?
A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. Earth always has a shadow, which is created by the Sun. On those rare occasions when the Moon, Earth and the Sun are all lined up just right, the Moon passes through this shadow.This would happen every full moon if the Moon orbited around the Earth in the same plane as the Earth orbits around the Sun. The Moons orbit, however, is tilted about 5 degrees above the Earth-Sun plane. This tilt itself, however, rotates, allowing eclipses to happen when the tilt of this plane lines up with the Earth-Sun plane, blocking sunlight.

An eclipse of the Moon can only take place at Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow. The shadow is actually composed of two cone-shaped components, one inside the other
. Colors and the deepness of the shadow on the surface are affected by the type of eclipse, local weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, and the geographic location of the observer,tonight across the USA we should see a coppery red color..

Total Lunar Eclipse
The entire Moon passes through the Earth's umbral shadow. During the time of totality the moons color may change to a dull copper tone, an effect caused by earth shine or reflected earth light. The moon can stay in the umbrals shadow for as long as 90 minutes.

And for those of us whom would like to photograph the eclipse,here are a few tips.
If you have a point-and-shoot camera with a zoom lens, zoom the lens out as far as you can to get the highest possible magnification.
The minimum focal length for getting a good-looking Moon picture is about 300 mm.
Photographing an eclipse may require exposure times 4 to 1,000 times longer as compared to recording a normal full moon.
Here is some great info on photographing an eclipse! just click .. http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html

So make sure u bundle up and be prepared to be up late.The view promises to be worth it..share any pics you may get..have a great day everyone..

 Find out when to look for the moon during this awesome event! click to see short video!  Eclipse of the moon

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas time's a comin!

Good evening all!

Are you ready for Christmas?I am not quite through.Christmas will be here at my house this year with all the kids and grands spending the night Christmas eve and having a special day on Christmas here,Kids will awake to the presents at nanna and paw's .We are so excited,We are making last minute plans now so everything is completed by the time all start arriving Friday.The weather is looking good for this week as well ,so,,,,With a little luck Christmas will be a mild day and the kid's can play outside as well.
  I found some really great deals this year by shopping online,Had some shipped to stores to save on shipping such as JC PENNEY 
  Both stores still off this opportunity and can even  arrive by Christmas!There  are some great deals you can get tonight and you have 2 more shopping days to get it to your local walmart by Christmas,,Here are just a few for last minute buying.
 Candy Land board game for only 4.00!!!
Little Tykes cozy coupe with plastic balls included only 10.00! i ordered one of these!
 Pajama sets are also on sell now for 10.00 as well...hurry supplies are limited.

 Another place i like to shop online is AMAZON.COM .Sign up for amazon mom and save on shipping .Quick and easy to register,don't even have to be a mom, Amazonmom~sign up here
 So there are a few idea's and i wish you Happy Shopping and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sushi Roll Recipe

I am a huge sushi lover,so i came across this recipe and wanted to share,,,ENJOY!!!!

  • 2/3 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 sheets nori seaweed sheets
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, cut into small strips
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/3 cups water to a boil. Add rice, and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the rice vinegar, sugar ,and salt. Blend the mixture into the rice.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). On a medium baking sheet, heat nori in the preheated oven 1 to 2 minutes, until warm.
  3. Center one sheet nori on a bamboo sushi mat. Wet your hands. Using your hands, spread a thin layer of rice on the sheet of nori, and press into a thin layer. Arrange 1/4 of the cucumber, ginger, avocado, and imitation crabmeat in a line down the center of the rice. Lift the end of the mat, and gently roll it over the ingredients, pressing gently. Roll it forward to make a complete roll. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Cut each roll into 4 to 6 slices using a wet, sharp knife.
  • If you do not have a bamboo sushi mat, the easiest way to roll the sushi is to use a clean dish towel. 
Traditionally the rice is soaked in water to soften it, then cooked with a piece of seaweed (for flavor). A mixture of vinegar, salt, and sugar is poured over the hot cooked rice, and then fanned until shinny and cool.
USE BAMBOO INSTEAD OF ALUMINUM PAN for much better taste!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Hot Deals!Clearance & on sale

Still looking for some Christmas Deals!I found some today and ordered several myself for the grandkids!Awesome savings ,,Here are just a few,,,

# Toy Story 3 Game & Puzzle Tub $5 at JC PENNEY   

# Mr. Potato Head Spud Hut Tent $10 JC PENNEY!

# My Very Own Desk & Easel $10 JC PENNEY

WEDNESDAY DEAL! 3-pack Dolls w/ Accessories ONLY 3.99!

WEDNESDAY DEAL! 3-pack Hispanic Rockstar Dolls ONLY 4.99!

 WHILE THERE AT JC PENNEY,LOOK AROUND,,there are pleanty more deals just like these and you can have them delivered to your local JC PENNEY and no shipping!Will be there from 4-7 days,,so still time to get them there by christmas!!!!!Several of these i bought!And if you want them delivered,
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $69 or more with promo code FALALA..

If you are looking for jewelry,here are a few great finds,,,look here,some up to half off!!!!
jc penney's sale on jewelry!!!

5 sets of lip balms to choose from at wal mart for only 3.00 each and free ship!these are nice sets!

Shutterfly! Simply the Best

Good evening friends,
 I do hope your week is going well and guess what?It's almost Christmas!Through all the hectic running here and there i still needed to get some pictures done to have at Christmas.One name came to mind,ShutterFly .I have been using them for several years and i am always pleased.Anytime i am asked about printed photo's i recommend Shutterfly. They always have deals going on for their customer's such as the great deals now!Just to name a few,buy one photo calendar  and get another for 50% off,and these are great!You would be proud to give these or have them hanging on your wall!Free shipping on order's of 50.00 or more,we all love FS.!
  You want more?They offer you more.By becoming a member you get special treatment ,in your account you can find things such as free shipping on any,free photo's ,all kind of great offers!You can always depend on them for high quality as well as quick order's.The site is easy to navigate as well.
 New years will be here soon ,and they offer new years card's ,invitation's and address labels! How cool is that,and right now they have their Flat Stationary Card's at 20% off! Some of my favorite gift's include the Mouse Pads,of which i own several.I had photo's of my granddaughter's on them and i love it!Right now they are on sale for 7.99!(great gifts also!)

Check out these beautiful Wall mounts!

 Went over this afternoon to choose my photo's from the past few holidays to print and i saw this!A wall Decal! Imagine your child or grandchild walking into their room and seeing this!Wow,this would be well worth the smiles!

So take my advise and try shutterfly out!You'll be glad you did!Let me know what you decided to order!Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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one man cured of aids!

great discounts today!happy shopping!

Good morning all!
 Hope you are staying warm.Well Christmas is only 11 days away.I am looking forward to it,,the family will all be here this year again and i do love that!The family times,kids opening presents,laughter,magic,Jesus bday,family dinner,oh i do love it!!!!  There are some nice giveaways out there as well as some nice discounts on your Christmas shopping!Here are a few to help you along..After all we all want to save a little money,don't we...
Walgreens  and Pillow Pets 
on sale for $19.99 online.heres what u do to save! Put 2 Pillow Pets in your shopping cart and then add a small filler item (something small under 50¢). Then use Coupon Code TEN40 to get $10 off your $40 purchase. Shipping is Free on orders over $25. When all is said and done, you will pay about $15 for each Pillow Pet.Thers 2 christmas presents under 40 bucks!

play office depot 30 smart gifts guide everyday for great prizes! instant win

Play HSN instant win game everyday! more great goodies

Big sale at leap frog!25-70% off storewide!ends tonight!

christmas sale at family dollar!

new moms sign up with pampers and similac to get special offers!

special offers at CSN if u like them on facebook!

First Act Kei Shape Electric Guitar Jam Out with this Fierce Double Cutaway Electric Guitar! 49.99

pillow cuddlers for 4.99!

Toys are Us sale!

huge sale at 6PM! TODAY will get you 10% off your purchase today ONLY!! They Rarely give out coupon codes, so this is a pretty big deal. Use Coupon Code: 6PMCJDEC132010 - 10% Off EVERYTHING...Columbia Brand Clothing - 70% Off Lacoste - 50% Off Skechers Shape Ups - $39.95

Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaways ending soon! HURRY

blog hopping this morning and came across a few giveaways that i really like..so jump on and good luck!

The coupon challenge and Kidorable     
are giving away one of their awesome umbrellas!These are so pretty,i would like the lotus flower for my granddaughter..ends tonight so hurry!
click here to enter the Kidorable Umbrella Giveaway

/mamasmoneysavers.com and tero has an awesome giveaway!win tero products,ends tonight

and while your there enter to win Animal Mastermind Towers ends 12/17

Sick,sick and sicker

yesterday i was so sick!From nausea to headaches,i had it.From yesterday morning at daylight till abot midnight last night.It was terrible.Throwing up to me is worse than getting slapped,it just knocks me down.I am still working on getting hydrated again which is slow going because i am so weak...please add me to prayers...

Friday, December 10, 2010

IGN 12 days of Gingerbread and Zombies instant win game

OK..I JUST LOVE THIS!IGN 12 days of Gingerbread AND Zombies,,lol,,  head over ,sign up for a quick account and play daily for a chance at some cool prizes thru dec. 22 

Sheplers western wear big sale,even clearance items

If you like western wear you will love Shepler's!right now they have a great sale going on.Head over now while supplies last!
You can take an additional 20% off clearance items also.HURRY! great christmas gifts here!


5 question Friday~oh i love christmas

Good morning!
14 degrees outside in south central alabama!3rd day in a row.I knew earlier in the fall all the squirells were hiding their winter foodstash earlier than usual and that is suppose to show an early and cold winter.They were right!Do you watch the old signs?Not many do anymore,The one i am awaiting now is,The first thunder in Feb. Represents the last killing frost in april!I go by that to plant our gardens and such.The kids are doing good and we await Delilah's test result this morning for her jaundise level.Kepp her in prayers please.Ok....
Now for some Friday blogging fun! If you would like to play along with 5QF, head over to MY LITTLE LIFE  and link up! It's fun..5 questions and you aswer them linking up with other's!

1. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
We open on Christmas day and this year all the kids and grandkids will be here to open them and have Christmas dinner together.I am lokking so far to this remembering the reason for the season,Jesus,and sharing it at home with my family...

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie (or candy)?
 Choclate covered cherries!But i do love the christmas shortbread cookies too,,lol

3. What's the worst Christmas gift you've ever received?
 Honestly i don't remember a bad one,i am appreciative of any gift,large or small i get,honestly...so i don't remember a bad gift.

4. Christmas song that you love?
Silent night is my fav but i do enjoy hearing Christmas in Dixie from the band Alabama 

5. How many trees do you put up?
 1- every year we let the kids and grandkids that want to go with us into the woods and pick out our family tree.We love that every year..either hubby jeff or son darrell cuts it down.

Join in or readers leave me answers to the 5 questions below!
 have a great Friday and tell those kid's you love them!

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Christmas in Dixie

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Few Toys on your Must Have list!

While looking for Christmas gifts this year i have came across some that a hit with all the kids and these here are easy on the pocketbooks! check em out and lmk what is on your must have this year!

first up is pillow pets!
 This is one that all 4 of the kids big enough to ask agree they really want! billy wants the penguin,kolby wants panda,summer wants unicorn and charlie Mae wants either a lady bug or purple unicorn!They can be found here on website all also at other vendors like wal mart.I saw these today at our local wal mart for 20.00.tHE COMPANY started in 2003 and has been delighting kids every since!This is a beautiful stuffed animal most deserving of your little ones hugs and snuggles and seconds as a pillow!Need a nice gift ,,i recommend one of these!
mypillowpets PANDA

Another great ideea is a snuggie! also another that is available at wal-mart!Yes i love wal-mart!Most everything i need is there and i use coupons and price compare to get my best deals,expecially on food and cleaning supplies! back to the gifts..
Stay warm from head to toe with the Snuggie Fleece Throw. Made of super-soft, thick, luxurious fleece with oversized loose fitting sleeves, so shoulders, arms and upper body remain protected from the cold but arms and hands are free to use your laptop, TV remote, read a book, talk on the phone, eat a snack and much more.Snuggie Fleece Throw won't slip and slide like a regular blanket and allows complete freedom of movement..these are great and another gift the kids and grands want,,these are typically priced around 20.00 and come in a wide variety of colors,,,

And i have to add animated Big Foot! Isnt;t he just adorable?Bigfoot is one my grandson's would actually like to find out exist!

And the last on this post for kids is the new animated plush banks!These are a hit this year and also helps teach your little one's to start saving from a young age.They come in an assortment of animals and also at wal mart! and also you can find them on As Seen On TV!  These as well are priced around 20.00..

  Hope you have found this helpful!

Have a blessed night and wonderful Christmas Season!

Betty ~Nannato5

update on delilah and giveaways

Good evening!
 Well we took julie and delilah to post delivery appointment today and Julie is doing great! Delilah had a blood test to check Jaundice level and make sure it was coming down,we are awiting results now.She is a great eater and so pretty!She has the blood hemATOMA but dr. says that will drain quickly,it has made the jaundice worse...Maybe the test result will be good.Also miss Charlie mae went home today to mom and dad and new sister..We came home with some oranges and tangerines ,gift via robert..lol..

It was 14 degrees this morning at 7,i so dislike cold! so off to enter a few giveaways! enter them and good luck!



/serendipitymommy.com is givinag away a 25.oo GC to cooking.com!ends dec 14th

http://www.mnmspecial.com~trim the tree giveaway skin md!

www.thelifeofrylie.com is giving away footed pajamas!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snooz'n review~natural sleep aid

 Do you sleep well? No,me neither!I have a very hectic life,not a lot of slowing down and in my 40's it takes a toll at times.I have tries a lot of sleep aides from prescription(just too expenxive) to over the counter.Some work,some don't.Most of them come with side effects i don't like but when you can't sleep you need help.
  i saw an ad online for a new product called Snooz'n . I sent away for a few bottles and the other day they arrived.I wa ssent 2 -2.3 oz bottles to try out.I have saved them until i really needed a good night's sleep and having trouble .That is tonight.It has been a stressful past week,long hours with kids and adults,birth of new granddaughter and just life in general. Tomorrow me and my daughter in law will go to her Dr. and then take Miss Delilah by to see her Dr. to check on her jaundice.My back hurts and troublesome sleep awaits lol..
  Info from the site,,

Natural Sleep Aid - Relax and Fall Asleep Fast

  • All natural OTC sleep aid for the best sleep of your life!
  • Helps reduce stress and strengthen your immune system
  • No calories, sugar, preservatives or harmful side effects
  • Take 30 minutes before bed for a good night's sleep
  • Accelerates onset of deep sleep cycles for better sleep
I love the idea that it is all natural,with no harmful ingrediants ..So i am to drink the little bottle and hopefully in a little i will drift off in a nice sleep,,

 This is a live blog while taking this ,,,so here we go...
9:48-begin to drink.It has a apple like taste and smell.really better than i thought it would be .about 4 good swallows per bottle.Honestly not the best tasting thing i have ever drank ..But not to bad either.
 I am relaxing by the fireplace ,not moving around much,don't know if that would make a difference or not.

 9:57 -still no effects
10;00 beginning to feel relaxed!
10:10 i am going to lay down now ,,results tomorrow..

...if you would like to try this product ,You can also get  50% off with your first order just by entering coupon code BAORDER  during checkout @ http://www.snoozn.com/  tell them that I sent you.ALSO right now you can get a trial 2 pack just like i have just by paying shipping cost of 2.00 right here http://www.snoozn.com/checkout/cart/  .Let me know how it works for you.I will do a follow up tomorrow with results when i woke up and started my day.I did complete this bottom part while awaiting results if you are wondering, ;)

Have a blessed week and stay warm..God bless

Betty ~Nannato5


This morning i awoke feeling a little groggy at 7 pm.It was past 12:00 when i finally fell asleep and for me it was like i was half awake and half asleep not feeling to rested at all. It was not a deep restful sleep as i had hoped..This is only me results,Nothing works good for everyone.I am going to try the second bottle tonight just to double check my results ..will update on those results and compare..

''I was not compensated in any way for this review.This is my results from this product and my views on it as truethful as i can.''

Snow in alabama and a few giveaways

 Hope you are staying warm and safe.Well this morning here in Alabama we had snow! south Alabama..lol..it was a nice treat but the weather is awful,cold,very cold.will be dangerously cold for us even into Florida the next few days.Of course with that being said,if fruit and veggies are damaged that's another rise in food cost,AGAIN! Sleet was falling earlier but now just dreary cloud cover.I do not like the winter cold.My newborn granddaughter will be going to Dr. tomorrow and her mom to check on stitches and i hate to even get them out.

My hubby is cooking chili for supper and even cooked lunch.I could pinch his head off sometimes but he is a good man .What have you done preparing for Christmas?A lot of people are struggling now and i have a feeling it will get far worse before it gets better so if you can help someone out,do it,be a friend,neighbor.Especially here in the Christmas season.I have found it helps me out with the kids and grands by entering contest.It truly has been a blessing to me for years now.I pray about them and God has blessed me time and time again.I am very appreciative of the bloggers that work so hard getting them put together so make sure u say thank u and also the sponsors.Just remember to do those extra entries and check back often.

Have a great week,

Win a Despicable Me Prize Pack
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gummy lump giveaway! ends dec 10th,,at kindred spirit mommy 
sponsored by www.gummylump.com


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Awesome giveaways to enter soon!

What to do on a cold ,cold night by the fireplace? vISIT SOME BLOG'S and enter a few giveaway's of course!I do enjoy entering and meeting the new bloggers and visiting old friends as well.So grab a cup of coffee and come along!Remember ,some end soon ,so be at it!Good Luck and stay warm..remember check on the sick,poor,elderly and pets...

have a lovely warm night!

3 kids and us is giving away a 200.00 GC from diapers.com!I can so use this right now with 2 -2 year olds and a new born..i love diapers.com and 3 kids and us!ends 12/13 

you can retweet and share daily for extra entries!She has several more terrific giveaways to enter also!

Canson Sketch & Tell Pad Gift Pack (1 winner, US only) ends dec 11th from mnm special

Lillle Delilah is home!

Hello all and hope you are staying warm.Please remember to check on the sick,poor and elderly as well as pets..It is dangerously cold along a lot of our usa right now with more coming even here in south alabama possible temps at 10 degrees with snow.
 I am happy to say my new granddaughter Delilah Dora Sue Qualls is home!She was born a heafty 9lbs and 10oz,at 22 inches long.Dark complexion and dark hair and the chubbiest little cheeks you ever saw.Thank u all for prayers.She did have jaundise and returning to her Dr. in morning to check levels again.