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Passion Petals Winner

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Winner is Lindsay – Unconfirmed

29 September, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Joshua Bell “At Home With Friends” Review

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When I received my Joshua Bell cd, At Home With Friends, I was in a frantic and panic mood.  The kids had come home from school.  Thrown their book bags on the floor and made a straight line to the kitchen all the time I’m trying to get information out of them and figure out how in the world we were going to get dinner and to all of our destinations.  As I write this I can feel my heart rate increasing thinking back to that day.  My daughter 16, kept bugging me “can I put the cd in mom huh huh can I please?????”  Yes, I yelled and went back to the thoughts swimming in my head.

Almost immediately the mood in the house changed.  The beautiful music had a calming effect on us all.  We all lowered our voices, spoke a little less, and not only enjoyed the music but one another.

Grammy Winning, Joshua Bell’s CD At Home With Friends was released today.  This is a greatly composed cd with friends like Regina Spektor, Josh Groban, Sting, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Botti, and more.

At Home With Friends wasn’t just well thought of with the “friends” that joined Joshua Bell, the array of music makes it fun to listen to from Broadway, to jazz, classical and more.  The violin seems to speak as it’s played and draws you into the music.

Newsflash:  I was just informed that Joshua Bell will be on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on October 2nd!!  (Check your local listings for time and channel).

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alight.com Plus Size Clothing Giveaway Ends 10/30/2009, 11/30/2009, & 12/30/2009

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If you are like me and take a plus size you know how hard it is to find cute or even nice clothing in our sizes.   I do not like looking frumpy nor like I’m wearing a circus tent.  I like to be somewhat modern and to fit in with the rest of the moms at the school.

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alight.com plus size clothing allows me to do this.  There is a huge variety of items that can be mixed and matched to make the perfect outfit even in jrs. plus sizes.  Need a dress? They have those too and talk about accessories…all in sizes 14w to 30w.  Did I mention name brands?  Here are some of the alight.com plus size clothing brands:  209 Vintange Jeans, Blue Plate, Dori, Extra Touch, Fubu, J KARA and more!

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alight.com plus size clothing generously sent me a Blue Plate top.  It is very trendy and makes me feel pretty wearing it.  I must say they were extremely prompt in sending their item as well.

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Win It!  Win It!  Win It!
alight.com plus size clothing has offered our readers a top (of alight.com plus size clothing’s choice).  We will have a winner drawn on 10/30/2009, 11/30/2009 and 12/30/2009.  How great is that?

MANDATORY ENTRY:  You must do this first.  Subscribe to the alight.com plus size clothing email list.  If you do not do this and you win another winner will be drawn.

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UnConfirmed Winner is Theresa for 10/30/2009

29 September, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 214 Comments

Oh Me, Oh My …

If I move my head hurts more. I don’t think there’s anything I would love more than a trip to the er for a loopy migraine shot. But no insurance means more than a $400 bill, so here I sit, suffering. I’m only online until it makes it’s peak. Then I’ll go poof.

Update – So the migraine made a peak, and I went on to the ER and am back to enter. After 3 shots, and a pill, my nose itches. One shot was a steroid, wanna’ bet it keeps me awake tonight? Blah.

Oh, and as usual, check back to this post, I’ll update it as I go.

Until then here are some great finds I ran across.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a baby/toddler/child/teen halloween costume of choice from Anytime Costumes.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a bowl and spoon set from Baby Dipper.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a Fountain Jet Soda lovers Startup Kit, with mixes from Soda Stream.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away 3 Futura Laptop Desks w/MouzPad from LapWorks.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a minikit chic hands free device from Parrot.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Sticky Words she is giving away vinyl wall art/phrase of your choice from Sticky Words.

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a case of snacks (12 packs) from Funky Monkey Snacks.

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No Insurance, A Medical Reality For Families

This is an older post of mine, and having read Mom Trend’s post, she incited me to bring it back.

When you have a working family, often times you don’t qualify for any sort of state/government help. (A hand UP) And lets be honest with ourselves, times are tough. Now if you are stricken with an illness … brace yourself. Because it’s not an easy walk.

If you are fortunate enough to find a Dr. to see you without insurance, it’s going to likely cost around $100 for JUST an “office visit/call”. That isn’t counting any other tests, or prescriptions they may give you. If you are REALLY lucky you might find a Dr. in your area that will see you on a sliding fee scale, based on what your income is. This is where I got lucky. But I was still stuck with the fact that the Dr. had just written me SEVEN new prescriptions. Holy cow. And even with a sliding scale, I don’t feel like I get adequate medical care.

One alone for 3 months is $800.
And the others are very comparable in cost. No way could my family afford this, yet on the other hand, my family can’t afford to lose me either. Talk about being between a rock a hard place.

Here is a few things about prescriptions that I discovered, and have helped me / my family out tremendously. I hope these few things can help your family out as well.


How to get help with your prescriptions.

There are MANY programs that will assist you in making sure you qualify, which level you qualify at, and getting the applications sent in. This is often referred to as Patient Assist. Many drug manufacturers have this, a few that I know of are:

~ Pfizer They have more than one patient assist level. So be sure to ask about the others.

~ Astra Zeneca ships medications via fedex or usps.

~ Ely Lily You often pick these up at the Dr.’s office.

These are literally just a FEW of the MANY drug manufacturers that have programs to help patients.

If it’s a drug / pharmaceutical company and manufactures medicines, CHECK ON PATIENT ASSIST!

And don’t forget the $4 prescriptions at Wal-Mart.

New and transferred prescriptions at K-Mart will land you a $10 gift card. And I think they have a $5 medications list. Do this while they are doubling coupons to $2, and you could walk out of there with the mother load!

Another note for Wal-Mart and K-Mart, ASK your Dr. for a 3 month supply if you are sure you may be taking a certain medicine for that long, it’s $9 for a 3 month supply.

Having been diagnosed with lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever in Sept. of 2008, I have found these programs a blessing. Sure it’s sometimes a pain to take care of the paper work, but when a single medication for just a 3 months supply is $900, you easily choose the hassle of paper work.

Schnucks gives free anti-biotics, THIS is AWESOME.

Are there other places that I haven’t mentioned here that help with prescription medications, or offers a perk for new/transferred prescriptions?

Click to visit NetWorkingWitches.com For Other Tips,Tricks, And Cost Cutting Measures!

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Blush Undershirt Giveaway Ends 10/13/2009

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Have you ever thought of a great idea and wish you could act upon it.  Well the creators of Blush did just that.  One needed maternity modesty and the other needed a layer that didn’t ride up, together they came up with Blush.

I know from having a 16 year old daughter layering colors is in style.  Blush is a round tube material that fits across the belly and is longer then the average shirt.  It comes in many colors including prints and lace trimmed.  Beyond the “layering” is the covering of the in between a shirt and low rider jeans.  I’m not fond of cleavage from the front or the rear of teenagers and this is the perfect answer.

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Mine came just in time for some cold weather we’re having.  I put it on and was surprised that it did indeed cover where I needed between my shirt and my jeans.  It also provided a little chill protection.

Blush comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate you.

(S) = 0-6
(M) = 6-14
(L) = 14-22+

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You can find out more about the Blush sizes by clicking here.  Have I yet mentioned they are comfortable?  Very comfortably made of polyester, rayon, and spandex.  It doesn’t stop there these are machine wash tumble dry low.  Of course if you prefer you can hang dry them too.

BUY IT!!! The generous people at Blush have offered 20% off to those that buy 2 or more undershirts!  What a deal.  Just use the coupon code “welovebloggers

Win It!  Win It!  Win It! Win one of your very own Blush Undershirts!


Mandatory Entry:  This entry must be done before any of the Extra Entries.  Go to Blush and tell me which undershirt you would pick if you won.

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Giveaway ends 10/13/2009 at 11:59 pm est.

blushwinner1013Winner is Joanna – Confirmed

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29 September, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 279 Comments