Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday's picture perfect deal...

The picture...

I took this picture at a great French Bakery near Minneapolis when I stopped there for breakfast with friends after a day at the Renaissance Festival.  We all ordered Eggs Benedict but we each got different coffees.  They all tasted fantastic, but this one was by far the prettiest of them all.

The deal...

As many of you may know I am a member of Bzz Agent so I get to try new things from time to time.  The current campaign is for Green Mountain Coffee, perfect for my K-Cup brewer.  They recently rolled out a new line called their Wellness Collection.  In my sample pack I was able to try the Focus Blend coffee with its 50mg of L-Theanine and the  Antioxidant Blend which has vitamins A and C.  Having gone through a summer filled with Dr.s due to breast cancer I am a HUGE fan of anything with Antioxidants and with the holidays here I find I get more scatterbrained so the Focus Blend has been nice to have on hand!  Both have fantastic flavor and are more than enough to get me up and ready for the day, and even better they are both made using fair trade beans!  So what's the deal?  This line is only available on line through Green Mountain Coffee, and if you would like to try it you can use coupon code GMCBEWELL to get $3.00 off your wellness collection order.  While you are there be sure to check out the other great wellness blends of tea and the brew over coffees.  Really, anything from Green Mountain is great.

Oh, and if you are interested in becoming a Bzz Agent just stop over and click on the How it Works button.

Have a fantastic Thursday.

Obviously MARvelous

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday's freebie...

This weekend the National Parks honoring our nations Veterans by offering free admittance.  Because so many parks have historic battlefields and  and historic sites that honor   veterans the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all parks for all visitors.  To find a park near you or to get more information, just go to the National Park Service page.

Have a great weekend exploring.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesdays learn and earn...


inspissate  \in-SPISS-ayt\  ~ verb

DEFINITION: to make or become thick or thicker

EXAMPLES: "Marmalade of carrots is the juice of yellow carrots, inspissated till it is of the thickness of fluid honey, or treacle, which last it resembles both in taste and color." — From Capt. James E. Cook's 1777 book A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1

"Estrogen and progesterone affect direction and flow of tubal secretions, which may accumulate, inspissate, and eventually calcify." — From Gary B. Siskin's 2009 book Interventional Radiology in Women’s Health

DID YOU KNOW?  "Inspissate" is ultimately derived from Latin "spissus" ("slow, dense") and is related to Greek "spidnos" ("compact") and Lithuanian "spisti" ("to form a swarm"). When it appeared in English in the 17th century, "inspissate" suggested a literal thickening. Francis Bacon, for example, wrote in 1626 that "Sugar doth inspissate the Spirits of the Wine, and maketh them not so easie to resolue into Vapour." Eventually "inspissate" was also used metaphorically. Clive Bell once wrote of "parties of school children and factory girls inspissating the gloom of the museum atmosphere." There is also an adjective "inspissate," meaning "thickened in consistency" or "made thick, heavy, or intense," but that word is used even less frequently than the somewhat rare verb.
Find more great words at merriam-webster on line.


Getting in the gift giving mode yet?  If you are planning on purchasing games this holiday season this is a great rebate.  Hasbro is offering a rebate of up to $40.00 back on many of their great games.  You can mix and match up to 12 games, but you are limited to only 4 games of one title per rebate form, but you can mail in two forms.   Even better, you can file your rebate right on line and save yourself the postage.  The games included are:

  • The Game of Life (SKU# 04000)
  • Monopoly (SKU# 00009)
  • Scattergories (SKUs# A2861, 05721)
  • Pictionary (SKU# 05713)
  • Scrabble (SKUs# 04024, 37719),
  • Yahtzee (SKU# 00950)
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos (SKUs# 05297, 98936)
  • Jenga (SKU# 53557)
  • Twister (SKUs# 16965, 98831)
  • Connect 4 (SKUs# 08417, 98779),
  • Elefun (SKUs# 05294, 98934)
  • Operation (SKU# 40198)

To maximize your savings be sure to check your local paper for game sales and Hasbro coupons as well as join their reward program for their Perks Coupons and discounts.

I hope you are all having a great day.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday's musings...

I missed last weeks writing prompt because we had out of town guests for a few days.  It was a fun few days that I got to spend with my great nephew and a niece, we always love seeing the younger family members, they keep us young ourselves! 

So, on with prompt #2 ~ Something you feel strongly about:

With the election thankfully only a day away the thing that has always been one of my biggest pet peeves has really come to the boiling point lately.  I have gotten tons of emails from friends and relatives supporting different folks, both nationally and locally and so many of the emails are filled with false information.  All it took for me to find out facts was a simple check to Snopes or a verified (and unbiased) news source like the Associated Press or  Reuters.  There is even a great site JUST for political fact checking, and it's not just for the Presidential candidates called Fact Check

It is so easy to believe everything that is out there, but there is so little that is really based in fact.  Take a second to check it out and see if what your reading is the truth, remember, just because its on the Internet doesn't mean it's true.  (Thank you State Farm ~ Bon-jor!)

Have a great week!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursdays pircure perfect deal...

The picture...

The birds of prey have been migrating all month and we have had a few beauties visit our yard looking for mice or small birds but this Merlin was special, at first I thought it was just resting but the more I watched I realized he only has one leg.  In the bird world that's not usually a big deal, UNLESS you need your feet to hunt with.  This guy, or gal, was doing just fine though, beautiful bright eyes, nice plumage and a good weight.  A good reminder of the things we can over come if we put our minds to it.

The deal...

Looking for a way to hold onto your Summer memories through the Winter?  Check out the great deal from Snapfish:  40% off one photo book using coupon code NOVBOOK40, 50% off two books using coupon code NOVBOOK50 or a huge 70% off 3 books using coupon code NOVBOOK70.  This would be a great way to get pictures together as a Christmas gift for someone far away as well.  The coupons expire November 7, 2012 so be quick.

I hope you are all having a good week and to any of my readers affected by Hurricane Sandy you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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