Monthly Archives: November 2009

Do You Want A New Kitchen?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dr. Oetker. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you live in Canada you may just be able to get just that if you enter the Dr. Oetker Kitchen Makeover Contest where you could win a $20,000 kitchen makeover. I would love to win this myself as my mother really needs a new kitchen and appliances, but I do not live in Canada. If I did I would give my mom the prize as she has never had good new appliances and really deserves to have them.

It’s very easy to enter just pick up a PIN from specially marked packages of Casa di Mama Pizza and visit the website to enter your pin number. If you don’t want to buy the pizza you can get a free pin by subscribing to the Savory Moments newsletter, you can do this on the website and it’s very simple to sign up.

Now of course there are many second place prizes and other fun prizes to win. Eight secondary winners will receive one of the following Whirlpool appliances : a fridge/freezer, freestanding electric range, dishwasher or microwave. They are also giving away Casa di Mama Pizza or a pizza cutter to 2000 people instantly. I think that is a great deal and if you eat the pizza you have nothing to lose anyway so why not check it out.  The contest ends January 4th 2010.

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Inspiration For Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is this Thursday as I’m sure most of you know. I hope you have an idea of what you are going to serve, but do you know what your table decor is going to look like? If you don’t and you need some help I hope these items will give you some inspiration for your holiday table. You can buy all of these items on¬†Amazon if you want to get them too.

Thanksgiving CenterpieceTurkey Lamp

Thanksgiving Candles

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Show Style At Your Front Door

I saw these entry door handles and had to share them with you. They are made by Omnia Industries and they are just so beautiful and stylish that I found myself wanting to buy them all. Thats sad because I don’t’ have a front door to put them on. Well I could put one on my mom’s but then I wouldn’t have it. Yes I love these that much.

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Get Some Clocks For Your Home

clockA great way to increase the look of your home is to use a few wall clocks as focal points. Everyone needs to know what time it is and if you can do it in a stylish way you can not only give people a way to tell time, but you can create a conversation piece as people ask you where you got your clock!

You can check out 18004clocks.com and their new clocks. I love this grandmother clock and am adding it to my must have when I move out list. It’s just very unique and different and I love how you can store things in it. I also love the iron work on this, but that may be because I love iron work.

I also like the clock blog and really found the post Grandfather Clock and Clock Jewelry interesting because it talks not only about grandfather clocks but parts of clocks being used for jewelry. I sell jewelry so this is just very interesting for me.

Take a look at their site, what clocks catch your eye and what ones would you like in your home? What ones would you never want to see in your home?

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Save Money, Buy A Toster Oven

Do you live alone or are there only 2 people in your household? If you answered yes you may want to check into buying a toaster oven because you could save yourself a lot of money on your electric bill.

Now I know your thinking it’s a toaster oven! I’m telling you they are amazing now. We have one in my home as our oven has stopped working. We use it all of the time and we have seen a good drop in our electric bill. Now if you have never bought a toaster oven you may want to check out different ones online and see if you can find some reviews. One site I have come across is toasterovensguide.com and they have a good amount of reviews. What I really like is that the reviews are sorted by cost, that means you don’t have to read reviews for ovens you can’t afford. Check them out and save money that you can use on paint or new furniture.

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Hot Design Trend: Bamboo

bambooBamboo is suppose to be lucky and havieng it in your home is said to bring luck. Why not add some to your home. A great place to put this plant in in a bathroom, kitchen or bedroom. Why? Mostly because you will remember to water it better if it’s in a room you use.

Bamboo is a very clean looking plant and since they don’t require a lot of care they are really great for anyone. Another great reason to add bamboo to your living space is to bring in green, in other words plants in general give you better air quality, can make you feel better and create a space that is one with the outdoors.

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Keep Your Stash Safe

Don’t you love it when someone who lives with you decides that your food is their food too? Think about when this happens, you go home ready to eat that big thick steak only to find that your roommate ate it for lunch. Or how about that expensive bottle of wine you were saving for a special occasoin that all of the sudden ends up missing?

Well there is now a solution for that problem the fridge locker. It’s a great piece of equipment that allows you to lock your food away in your own fridge. It looks just like a cage and it locks with a code that only you know so no one you don’t want to get into it can. Of course you can also use it in your pantry or to lock up non-food items. Visit www.FridgeLocker.com for more information on this great device.

I know I would love to have one. Since I live with my mom and brother I am always trying to keep my food out of my brothers hands. He eats everything! It doesn’t matter who’s name is on the container or bag. He will eat it and then pretend that nothing happened. Do you have that problem?

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Generators and Their Many Uses

Even if you live in the city and hardly lose your power, having a generator is a huge must. You just never know when your going to need it. Last week our family, because of some financial and personal issues, had our power shut off for about 20 hours. We eventually got it Generatorturned back on, but if we had not had a generator we would have had a flooded basement. Our sump pump runs off of electricity and if that doesn’t work the water does not get out of our basement.

Now, you may not have this problem but you may need to use a generator for other things like powering outdoor lights at a wedding, birthday or other celebration. Also you may decide to work on your home and having a generator is always helpful in any home improvement project. You may have to shut off your power to do some things and being able to do that without losing your ability to run your power tools makes the project go much faster.

If you don’t want to buy one you can always find a generator hire for a cheap price and can choose your rental time depending on how long you need it. I have found that most places offer this service for good prices and it really is worth the cost to have one on hand for any project. Before we had our generator we did rent one to redesign our upstairs area. We didn’t want to deal with the power at all so we plugged in a generator, turned the power off and got everything done in almost half the time it would have taken us if we had not had a generator.

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Hot Trends In Kids Rooms

Decorating kids rooms can sometimes be very difficult, but with these awesome designs from modern seed could help you to get the right look for your children.

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I am sick

The last few days I have been very sick. Yesterday I thought I was getting better, but the fever is back and I’m feeling just as bad today as I did a few days ago.

I hope to be able to publish a few things, but I don’t know what I’m going to feel like, so if you don’t hear from me for a few more days this is why.

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Winterize Your Windows

Recently at my house we were trying to figure out why things were so drafty feeling. Since we installed our fireplace we have realized that something is not right. Yesterday we figured out it was our windows. They are only 4 years old, but they still create a draft and let cold air in. There is a way to fix this and it’s a recommended way to save money during the winter. It’s as simple as covering the window with weatherization sheets.

They are very easy to use and inexpensive. They are sold in most stores including Walmart and Target. they are easy to install, all you have to do is put the included tape on the window, cut the sheets to fit and your done.

My Weatherization Tip:

The instructions may tell you to use a hair dryer to stick the sheet to the window. We have found in the past at our old home that doing this will actually create a problem. The wind will actually suck the sheet to the window for you. If you use a hair dryer and the wind tries to suck the sheet in it may remove the sheet altogether and you will have to start over.

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