Friday, November 13, 2009

Look what I won!!

So I belong to this great group Unique Women in Business, One of my fellow members was having a giveaway on her blog (Kelly of TDOG Art) .. to be entered you had to list a favorite quote about "giving" This is the one I submitted..

No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.”

– Calvin Coolidge

And I won!!! I get this amazing piece of art by Kelly an amazing artist! Here is her Blog

And here is the amazing painting I won .. I get an 11 X 14!!

I can't wait to receive the piece and find an amazing place to hang it!!

Thank you Kelly of TDOG Art!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cara's November Bloggie Give-A-Way

November Bloggie Give-A-Way

Winner's Choice November Bloggie Give-A-Way!

The winner of this month's give-a-way can pick either Ahoy, Pirate Pete or Once Upon a Time!

Ahoy, Pirate Pete #2277
Nothing can rattle Pirate Pete in this entertaining, changeable sea tale. Read aloud story comes complete with press-out pieces that fit into the pages so your young pirate can make up the action as you go along. Early reading and vocabulary skills get a boost with the storytelling. Book measures 9 3/8" x 8 3/8."
from 4 years and up (K, V)

Once Upon A Time #2054
A fairy tale your child can create and re-create over and over. Your child chooses from 36 interactive, changeable, story elements resulting in a different and imaginative adventure every time. Story crafting and retelling also builds vocabulary and early reading skills. 9 3/8" x 8 3/8" book.
from 4 years and up (K, V)

These books are fun for both boys and girls to make up their own story. They can change it each time they read the story. Have fun reading to your child! Check them out at!

To see the rest of the story and how to enter to win visit Cara's Blog!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Olive Garden - Gluten Free?!?!

So Hubby and I went out to lunch last week - it was a cold and snowy day so soup sounded perfect! And what better place to get soup than Olive Garden??

I ordered the:

Zuppa Toscana

Spicy sausage, russet potatoes and

cavolo greens in a creamy broth.

And Hubby got the:
Chicken & Gnocchi

A creamy soup made with roasted chicken,

traditional Italian dumplings and spinach.

During this visit our waiter "Disney" told us that they have a Gluten Free Menu! I had NO idea they did so I thought - why not share it with the world! Obviously OUR choices were not Gluten Free haha BUT I have many friends that need this type of Diet so I wanted to share it with everyone!

If You Want Gluten Free Alternatives

Explore these gluten-free versions of some of your favorite Olive Garden recipes.

Garden Fresh Salad without croutons

Our famous house salad, tossed with our signature Italian dressing.

300 24 4.5 16 1860
Caesar Salad without croutons

800 61 13 8 1750
Pennine Rigate with Marinara
Marinara sauce made with a blend of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and Italian herbs. Served over gluten free penne pasta.
561 19 4 90 693
Steak Toscano
Grilled 14 oz choice center cut Strip steak brushed with Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. Served with grilled vegetables.
760 46 18.5 9 1370
Herb-Grilled Salmon
Salmon filet brushed with Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. Served with broccoli and red bell peppers.
510 26 6 5 760
Mixed Grill
Skewers of grilled steak and chicken marinated in Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. Served with broccoli and grilled vegetables.
745 24 6.2 25 1755
Mixed Grill (all chicken)
Skewered chicken marinated in Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. Served with broccoli and grilled vegetables.
630 20 3.7 27 1255
Children's Grilled Chicken
Grilled chicken breast served with broccoli and grilled vegetables.

210 5.5 0.7 12 505

So if you are living a Gluten Free Lifestyle keep Olive Garden in mind for your next Dinner out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sassy Holiday Affair

Mark your Calendar and plan to attend:

The Sassy Holiday Affair Shopping Extravaganza
Sponsored by Sassy Sisters In Sales
November, 21st
10:00am - 5:00 pm EST

Click HERE to learn more......
And be sure to Follow The Sassy Sisters!!

Sunday Stills .. Halloween

So as many of you know we did a Haunted House at The American Legion on Friday Night .. here are a few pictures we took .. it was hard to get *great* shots due to the fog and how dark it was but hopefully you will enjoy :)

This was the Sensory box -
we had Intestines, Eyeballs and a Heart
in the holes for the kids to feel and try and guess what they were!

This was a table full of specimens and herbs and other crazy stuff

This was the mad scientist cutting up her latest victim!Fred should not have been drinking while mowing the lawn ....

Grim Reaper and the Mad Scientist colaborating

This bride never saw her wedding night

one of the ghouls in the caskets in the spider room

And what haunted houe is complete without Jason chasing people out with a chainsaw!
(this is the hubby ;) hehe )

I hope you enjoyed my lil walk through of the haunted house! I look forward to next weeks Sunday Stills :)

You can always join in and play along with the challenge yourself here