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Ray-Ray had a breakthrough.  He actually drank water from a bowl this morning.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I live in the breast cancer capitol, and it may have something to do with the water, so I always use a Zero Water Filter, and hate that he drinks from the sinks.  My birds don’tknow from tap water.  They do like my banana bread though.  I get a real bawling out if I have a piece before giving them theirs.

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Free Extra gum in unusual flavors.  I ordered Strawberry Shortcake.

Free Pack of EXTRA Gum

Free Pack of EXTRA Gum

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James (justfreestuff.com) found this one for you.
13 Free Holiday Music Songs From Target ***
You can download all 13, or individual ones.

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=D_RCR&m=1gC0MT5AGJyANL&b=8iYWhCWINF9G9M0tpNCiuQ
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This sounds like it”s nice.   Remember to check NO and not click the last box.

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 I apologize for my lack of writing last week.  I wasn’t sleeping well, and was doing a lot of Thanksgiving prep stuff.  I know, I know…priorites.

Instead of copying the Saturday Thanksgiving pictures here, you can see them on my daughter’s blog.  Living Gracefully, Giving Thanks | The Kim Challenge.  Well, just one here: 

 

 

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  I”m buying a livingroom set that matches the carpet in the condo  perfectly,so I won’t have to change it right away.  Perhaps anyone close to my age mayremember the 60’s when we said all things are all things.  That’s how this worked out.  Condo seller didn’t want to sell his leather livingroom set that I liked but was too soft.  His girlfriend has to get rid of hers to accododate his, and I’m buying it from her, and we (seller & I) will rent a truck, put her set on it, drive out to the condo, unload it, put his on the truck, and bring it back to girlfriend”s house.  We both end up ahead. (though I’ll be broker)  I’ll still need a moving company for my other stuff, but I’m buying his bedroom furniture, sans bed for the smaller bedroom, and hopefully ‘ll get my BIL’s convertible to put in there, so the room can be pretty much used as a den.  Did I mention that the livingroom set I’m buying is also a Castro, and the large ottoman is also convertible to a twin sized bed.  Now, all I’ll need is company.  I think I’m beginning to feel a bit better.

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Interesting site, and you don’t have to download a aprogram to use it.

Photovisi – Collage photo effects

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 Free T-shirt/ sleep shirt.

Free Townie Records t-shirts!
Free Townie Records t-shirts!

Townie Records is giving away free Townie Records t-shirts! Please complete the form & submit to receive one.

Check availability

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Pretty paper for free.

Free Christmas Wrapping Paper

Free Christmas Wrapping Paper

Please fill out the following form to receive a free sample* of recyclable Christmas wrapping paper (24″ x 48″).

Check availability

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6PM is having a sale on Reebok’s Easytone.  I haven’t tried them, but I love my Sketchers.  They’re at least 60% off.

easytone , Shoes, Shoes – Search 6pm.com

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Last year I didn’t do much around the holidays because I spent a lot of that time in the hospital and recovering.  The year before I discovered this recipe on a container of egg nog, and boy am I glad I copied it, because it’s nowhere to be found now.  This was a big hit with everyone I gave it to, including a friend’s daughter who doesn’t want to eat anything.

Old Fashioned Eggnog Bundt Cake

  •  4 Tbs butter melted (I melt it right in bowl)
  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1½ cups Eggnog
  • 2 large eggs (I use 1 whole and 1 white XL)
  • 1 tsp rum extract (or a bit more rum & a bit less eggnog)
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (or less and cinnamon)

  • In large bowl pour in all ingredients.
  • Mix 30 seconds on low and 2 minutes on medium, or till smooth.
  • Pour into greased bundt pan.
  • Bake 45-60 minutes.
  • Let cool 20 minutes before removing to wire rack.

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There is nothing like Le Crueset bakeware.  I absolutely love my loaf pan.  Everything browns so evenly and doesn’t burn.

 Cobalt Rectangular Baker with Bonus (10.5×7-in.) Cobalt by Le Creuset at Pillsbury

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Another site I find good deals and freebies on is Cereal.com.  Found this today.

 ANOTHER AMAZON DEAL GOING FAST

$3 in Free MP3 Amazon Credit!
Just enter the code GET3MP3S to get your free credit.   You must redeem the credit by November 29 so get the code now and use it right away.
http://www.cereal.com/free-stuff.htm

Here are some Popular Music Deals to Use Your Credit With

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If you’re doing the Black Friday sales, click on this to get a coupon for a free Slurpee at 7-11.  http://www.facebook.com/Slurpee

 
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It doesn’t matter what your politics are, the is for us all.

As you know, last week the co-chairs of the President’s Fiscal Commission released their initial recommendations for reducing the deficit. And they included unfair cuts to Social Security that will hurt today’s seniors and weaken retirement security for the middle class.

Make sure the members of the Fiscal Commission hear from you before the final report is released.

Tell the Commission not to target Social Security with unfair cuts.


 

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I’ve been pre Thanksgiving shopping.  Had to buy out the store to get a turkey for 49 cents a pound,  All natural, and 13.69 lbs.  There are only 5 of us, so that’s way more than big enough, and the smallest I could find.  I got cranberry sauce, soda, apple cider, some veggies (in case my sister doesn’t call and say she’s making them), marshmallows for the sweet potato pie, but forgot sweet potatoes.  I’ll dry brine and prep the bird (if it ever defrosts), make the stuffing, and be generally annoying.  My daughter will make the soup, sweet potato pie, help with the turkey, and make dessert.  I’m guessing  my sister will make the veggies, but I’m prepared for any contingency.  My father used to make Thanksgiving for 22+ people.  I don’tknow how he did it.  My mother made the chopped liver.  I always kind of dreaded the crowd of relatives, but, now they are some of my fondest memories.  I just wish my father had shared his recipe for his chiffon pie.

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Grrrr, this gets me mad.  I bought this from them thinking it was a bargain and a half, and now it’s $10 less than I paid.  Nice camera, and on Amazon it’s $149.   Anyway, now it’s a better buy than when I listed it before.  $89

Fujifilm AX250 14MP Digital Camera Bundle, 5x Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD, HD Movie, Image Stabilization, Includes 4GB SDHC Card, Camera Case, 100 Bonus Prints Offer

Order Online
$89.00
Save On Shipping
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Not much time to get in on this, but BOGO entree from Fridays w/purchase of one entree & appetizer.

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 Who doesn’t like FREE candles?

Free Christmas Herbal Candle.

Free Christmas Herbal Candle.

In order to promote our services in the community we offer free Christmas herbal candle from our salon so that you can test them out and see how you like it. Please fill the form with the requested information to receive your FREE Christmas herbal candle. Check availability

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Some useful online coupons:

Merchant Link Offer Expires Code
Luggage Online save $100 on a TUMI purchase of $300+ 11/25 TUM100
Crayola Save 15% Off Store Wide 12/01 CRAY15AFF
Dr. Leonards Health Care $5 Off $50 12/04 DLTKSG
Carol Wright Gifts $5 Off $50 12/04 CWTKSG
Florsheim Save 15% 12/31 8520
Florsheim $10 off any $100 purchase 03/01 9880
BabyAge.com Save 5% orders over $400 03/01 BA05
BabyAge.com Get free shipping on any bedding purchase over $50 03/01 Bedding07
Bargain Cell $5 off $25 on Ipod Accessories

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I love Black Friday, though it usually makes my wallet blck and blue.  If you come across any great deals for Thurs or Fri, let me know.

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I love living things, particularly greenery (that I don’t have to mow), but I need to know how to kill a tree.  This tree blocks all the sunlight from my sunroom and  living room.  Bedroom too, but that may be a good thing.  It’s right next to my front stairs, and I’m paranoid about it landing on my head, which I guess wouldn’t bother me for long.  The development will trim it, but won’t remove it unless it’s dying, so die it must.  HELP!

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New York & Co has a take $50 off a $100 purchase, Promo 6197 as well as buy one/get one 1/2 off. 
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While I’m totally committed to Wise potato chips, Lays bbq ones are pretty good.  Price is perfect.  Expires 11/26.
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Most recipes are by guest chefs.
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My sister found this one for the NY & there abouts readers.  Sounds like a great wedding gift, that probably isn’t on any registry.

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Ray-Ray always finds inventive ways to sleep.  all involve kneading on my chest, but sometimes he’s nose to nose, sometimes head on my chest, sometimes on my neck   This week he’s decided on cheek to cheek.  It’s really very sweet, but his whiskers tickle, and I can’t sleep and eventually have to ask him to remove himself.  He gets a bit indignant, but in the end, forgives me.

I’ve found out how to get him to eat.  He wants freshly cooked meat and poultry.  I don’t make meat or poultry every day, so he must get a bit hungry.  I made the chicken soup this week, and put some on his food.  Nose up in the air.  I always have good dry and one meal a day, wet food out for him.  His skinniness is making me crazy.  I feel like a terrible mother.  Oh, one thing he will eat at any opportunity, butter pecan ice cream, sans pecans.

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Carmex kind of makes me feel like I’ve mothproofed my closet, but it really does a good job.  $2 coupon.

Enjoy $2.00 OFF our new Carmex® Healing Lotion or Carmex® Healing Cream by clicking the link below. Please note that these coupons are only valid at Walgreens stores. Our new Carmex® Skin Care can also be found online at walgreens.com and drugstore.com.
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Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream

 
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Nice looking bottle opener.  Imported beer?

Free Bottle Opener from Hi-Tech Kitchenware

Free Bottle Opener from Hi-Tech Kitchenware

Hi-Tech Kitchenware is giving out free bottle opener. All you need to do is to complete a request form.

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Lands End has a cood coupon.  20% off and free s&h. 

coupon code: KEEPWARM, pin 7440

 I have that a$50 gift certificate I won from them, and may get this.

Woodland PineNeed to decide on Navy or Green.  Any  preferences?

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 I’ve got to think about something beside the move terrifying me.  Wish it was time to plant tomtoes.  I’m getting really crazy about this, including worrying if we’ll be in blizzard when I’m supposed to move.  I first moved to Long Island from the Bronx in the middle of a blizzard.  Had the best movers.  They had to shovel a path to the door, beside working in the freezing cold.  Thinking back, I really should have tipped them way more.

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If you’re interested in Sketcher’s Shape Ups (I love mine), this is a good buy. 

 Skechers Shape-Ups White/Turquoise Women’s Motivation

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Ebay has some neat things going on.    If you join, you get 2% back on your purchases in a credit toward another Ebay purchase.  You get it once every 3 months, and have a month to use it.  Now I won’t feel so guilty if I get the Tiganiello purse I want.

eBay bucks Join eBay Bucks and earn 2% back on this item. See conditionsfor eBay Bucks – opens in a new window or tab

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Now, since we’re talking about Ebay, I’m ordering these.  Much less than the ones on infomercials, though I only saw it once and dont’ remember the brand.

 NEW Philips 6-Outlet Surge Protector 2-Pack – eBay (item 380288724421 end time Nov-17-10 08:00:02 PST)

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I just joined Smile.ly.  Basically, they send you a coupon to try something, and then you review it.  You get free products and rewards.  Since I do that here anyway, might as well get something for it.  See if it interests you. 

http://smile.ly/42485.cfm

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Found this easy recipe on a diabetes site.  Can be adapted for a richer flavor, I guess.  Thought it sounded good.

Creamy Chocolate Cheese Cake

1 sugar-free chocolate graham cracker crust

1 low-calorie whip topping

1 package sugar-free, low-fat instant chocolate pudding

1 package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1 cup Skim milk

Bend together the cream cheese, prepared pudding, (mixed with milk), until well blended. Mix together the whipped topping with the rest of the cheese & pudding mixture. Place into graham cracker crust & chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with dark chocolate shavings atop. Enjoy!

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