Monday, July 30, 2012

circle of life

All of the fishing we do is "catch and release"
Occasionally {sadly} a fish will swallow the hook and die.

It's never long before a gull comes along.
Circle of life . . .

Thursday, July 26, 2012

seven gables

for the next week you can find me here . . .

Seven Gables Duplex Rental
Thousand Island Park, NY 13692
1 block off the St. Lawrence River

Beautiful Seven Gables is located in Thousand Island Park, a historic community of Victorian homes dating back to 1875. It is on Wellesley Island, the second largest of the Thousand Islands, and is accessed from I-81 over the International Bridge just before entering Canada.

Nearby Attractions
It is not possible to describe everything there is to see and do in this area, but you will definitely not be bored. In our community, there is fishing, swimming, tennis, baseball and soccer, a library, snack shop, grocery store, a great restaurant, and movies shown every weekend. All that is in walking distance. If you want to get in your car, golf is a few minutes away, and there are even two famous Castles you can tour.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

wholly guacamole

My new favorite 100 calorie snack

I found these at Sam's Club and Aldi
Since I am the only one in my house that eats guacamole . . .
they are the perfect size.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

the light of day

Never try to solve problems at night . . .

The best advice my father ever gave was passed down from his dad: Never try to solve problems at night, because they always seem worse than they do in the morning. Though I sometimes lack the self-control to follow this sage suggestion, I’ve learned over the years that it’s true. Darkness can make even the smallest obstacle seem insurmountable.
{Laura Sinrod - New York, New York}

From a June 2011 Real Simple magazine

I find this to be SO true. How about you?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

hot stuff

While doing my morning crossword . . .

Pickles Comic Strip
{story of our lives}

Saturday, July 7, 2012


A fun little pastime . . .
Silhouette My Family Creator

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I have been using this website
to score some pretty sweet bargains.
Online Bargains
is my favorite link there.

It gets updated several times a day so I just check in whenever I am online.

Some of my recent deals:
Seven Brand Udder Cover Nursing Cover ($34.95 $11.95 shipped)
Blueberry coffee from Green Mountain ($16 $10 + free shipping)
Prevention Magazine for one year ($5)
Maternity Tops online at Walmart for a gift ($12 $7.97 + 97 cents shipping)
Renewed Country Living Magazine for one year ($5)
Everyday Food Magazine for one year (free)
Ten Thousand Villages ~ 16% off entire purchase + free shipping
Discover Magazine for my son one year {$4.44}
Land's End ~ 30% entire purchase off plus free shipping
Vegeterian Times Magazine for 9 issues {$4.44}
8x10 photo at Rite Aid {$3.99 free}
Jockey Mini Brief Key Chain {$4 $1 + free shipping - fun stocking stuffer}
Taste of Home & Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine Subscription Bundle {$7.99}
K-Cup Celestial Lemon Zinger Tea 24 pack {$15.92 $10.98 + free shipping}
ShopSmart Magazine Subscription 36% Off {$18.95}
2 Boxes of Fun Personalized Single Checks {$20 $4.48 each + free shippping}
Bed Bath & Beyond 18 Golden French Toast Coffee K-Cups {$0.66 $0.44 each + free shipping}
Jelly Belly® Beananza 10-Flavor Gift Box {$5 $2.99 + free shipping}
Anchor Hocking 10 pc Mixing Bowl Set {$40 $17.99 + $2.99 shipping}

They post many great coupons that match store sales if you are a "couponer" {I'm not}

There are often free downloads for your Kindle {sadly I don't have one}

I skip the ones I have to "like" on face book for obvious reasons

Gotta love a bargain!