; Life is like champagne......: 2009-07-05

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Watching the excitement.....

Katy Kitty checking out what's going on.....



Luna standing by and watching what is going on.......




Must be exciting to them seeing the dock set in the water.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

See you soon....

It has been the rookies contribution on the Yankees that have energized the team and played good hard baseball. Don't get me wrong, the everyday players have contributed but the players that could be sent down are there to show what they have and so appreciate their time. This can be seen with Francisco Cervelli, the backup catcher while Molina and Posada were on the DL. Now that Molina will be back to play, Cervelli has to be sent down and will truly be missed. He has the speed, the bat power and flexibility(you have to watch him catch to understand that one) that was needed by the team and always was jazzed up during a game. He loved being there and soaked in every moment.
Kim Jones wrote a short article about his departure, very good and also very sad. Sad because I can see where he would be an emotional person leaving and saying goodbye to what he said was the best couple of months in baseball he has had. I can see where he loved catching Mariano and how much respect he has for him. As much as I do not want to see him go, I know he is the future of the Yankees, and will be ready to be called up at any moment of need. It is almost a feeling of security to know we have him, since Posada and Molina are both prone to injury and they do not have much left on their contracts.
So as hard as it is to say goodbye to Francisco Cervelli, I think I will just say "See you soon".

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Summer traveling with your pet



If you have one of these and you plan to travel this summer than you will need to pack a few extra accessories to keep you and your pet a happy traveler.



I take a least two weeks prior to my vacation to start packing off of a check list of items, ensuring I do not forget anything. This list includes my dog, whether she is going to go with us or stay at my parents house. Of course I always pack her dog food, favorite toy and dog bed, but sometimes you forget the need for on the go items. Arm & Hammer Waste Bags & Dispenser is a very convenient way to help you "pick up" after your dog. The unique dispenser is designed to attach easily to a leash, bag or belt loop and the reinforced bags are extra large, easy to tie, and infused with baking soda and lavender to naturally eliminate odors. Great for taking on hikes and walks in the park. Yes, they do come in choice of colors to coordinate with your leash or just you! Very cool!


One important item to pack is water for your pup. Surely you are not going to pack the bowl they drink out of at home and water bottles are not made for animals to drink out of. A convenient and cool way to provide water for your dog are Silicone Travel Bowls which are designed to keep pets hydrated and fed while on the road. These collapsible, feeding bowls are made of durable, non-porous, BPA and PVC-free silicone and conveniently collapse to less than half an inch, making them great space-savers and easy to pack. They come in a variety of bright colors and are compact! I love them for boats trips since you do not have to worry about breaking, storage and easy cleanup!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dump Dodd


You would think Senator Dodd would have learned from his past mistakes in dealing with bankers, evidently not! Here they were having a fundraising event at Goodspeed Opera House with head bankers invited, get our checkbooks out, Dodd needs more money. Majority of the people went in via the back door, including Senator Dodd. Does that tell you something?

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mom Central's Summer Giveaway Bonanza



Summer is here, finally since all we seem to have gotten is rain for the past month! With the start of Summer, Mom Central is having a Mom Central Summer Giveaway Bonanza to add a little more excitement and fun to the season. Each week, Mom Central will post new giveaways of awesome prizes throughout the summer.


You might be saying to yourself "What type of prizes?"
  • How about a new Hoover Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner! With power controls on the handle, it reduces bending to get to those hard-to-reach places and easily moves from hard floor to carpet.
  • Walk with a little more authority using a new Jeep Tandem Stroller! The Tandem Traveler Stroller features sun canopies, reclining seat backs, car-seat adaptors, and cup holders that will leave you feeling like the coolest mommy on the block.
  • Your toddler can cruise in style with the Razor Jr. Electric Wagon! Traveling safely at 2-3 miles per hour, parents have assistance while cruising the block.

Pop over to Mom Central each week to see what's out for grabs! I know I have been looking for a new vacuum cleaner and would love to win this prize! Of course my daughter would love the Electric Wagon, driving all around the neighborhood handing out her green beans she picks every day! Door to door delivery, what a service she provides, and in style!

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Flag Cake


One of my favorite cakes to make for 4th of July. This recipe was Barefoot Contessa, which I had to modify the frosting, not because I did not have the ingredients, but due to it seemed a little too extreme. The frosting called for 4 sticks of butter, two blocks cream cheese and two boxes of confectioners sugar. I used two sticks of butter, 2 blocks of cream cheese and one box of sugar. It seemed to be just right, the cake was practically gone, with people going for seconds. I also used strawberries instead of raspberries. Strawberries are in season and raspberries are super expensive right now. I think it came out just fine.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Carefree Ultra Protection

Who doesn't need a little fresh start in our hectic, busy, crazy lives that we manage to ride out every day. You think of everything for everyone else whether it is ironing a dress shirt for your husband or picking out the perfect shoes for your child's activity of the day. So why would you not think of your self and start the day off feeling protected for the the surprises that may come.


Carefree has come out with an Ultra Protection liner that absorbs TEN TIMES more than the original! Wow, now that is security to make you feel confident. What is great about the Ultra Protection is it is absorbent enough for any day and yet so thin you can use it for every day! No more bulky pads, oh how I hate those things! The Carefree Ultra Protection liner has you covered. It is all about the ultra compact Dryflex core that absorbs 30x its own weight and specially designed for flexibility and comfort.
Have a goal that you want to make a fresh start with something in your life? Right now Carefree is offering you that opportunity! Log on to Carefreefreshstart.com and you can apply for funding for your personal goal. The top three finalist will receive $10,000, $5000, and $3000, and a personal consultation from Araine de Bonvoisin, a change expert and founder of the First30days.com as well as a 3 day/2 night trip to New York City where they will be honored at Carefree celebration event hosted in partnership with Step up Women's Network. Seven additional finalist have a chance for $1000 each for their fresh start. The deadline is July 10 so pop on over and apply for your chance to make your fresh start.

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Calm after the storms


Can you see it?

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Flowers-to-go


Having flowers in the car were kind of nice, even if it was only temporary!

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