; Life is like champagne......: 2010-06-27

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Splits for a Cause

So when you think of the word 'splits', what comes into your mind?  The first thing I thought of was a gymnastic move, something I was never very good at.  What I am about to post about is actually ice cream relates, Banana Splits that is. 
Kelly Ripa and Electrolux are joining forces once again to celebrate the launch of Electrolux Appliance's new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer, this is where the split comes in and yes the familiar duo has split up. And to sweeten the celebration, they're bringing in the "Emperor of Ice Cream" Stephen Bruce, owner and founder of Serendipity 3, the landmark New York City restaurant and dessert spot, into the mix.  Kelly and Bruce teamed up to make banana splits and now we can dig in with our virtual spoon!
Stop by http://www.kelly-confidential.com/, you can build your ultimate banana split using virtual ingredients from classic whipped cream to caramel sauce to rainbow sprinkles. For each "split", Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund as part of its $750,000 commitment to help fight ovarian cancer. 
The sweetness doesn't end there!  Everyone who logs on to the site and builds a split will be automatically entered for a chance to win the daily prize - $50 towards sweet summer treats - and the grand prize: the new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer from Electrolux.  I think you can store a lot of ice cream and toppings in both of these appliances! 
Stop by and design you own banana split, what a way to keep the calories down and a great way to donate to a cause.  Who knows, you may need a kitchen remodel just to fit the new appliances if you win! Just invite me over when you win for an ice cream sundae, with bananas of course!
WHOA THERE!  I forgot to add I have a $25 American Express Gift Card for a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!  Very easy to enter.  Just tell me what your favorite ice cream is and stop by the sight to do your virtual split!  Entries must be within the United States and I will pick the random winner on JULY 12, 2010!  Winner will be posted and must contact me with 48 hours of posting the winner.  Good luck!!!!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A trip to the ER

You might be wondering why I posted a picture of turkey's walking along my fence.  This was the beginning of my incident which led me to the emergency room. 
I have my parent's border collie Oreo staying with me until they get back from vacation.  Looking out my back door, I had seen the turkey's waling along my fence, called both of the dogs out of the house to give them a little chase.  It is fun to see them fly up in the air and look for cover while the dogs take one lap around the corral and in to play in a little Frisbee.  My husband is out at the garden with our daughter planting the final vegetables so I decided to give some play time to the dogs.  The fence is a cedar fence and the gate has to be locked in with the end of the fence.  Where the gate and fence meet both need to be repaired but to close the gate you have to push back the fence and bring the gate in.  When I pushed the fence back and brought the gate in, the gate slipped and the fence fell forward hitting me right on the forehead.  Of course I could feel the blood rushing down my face, ran for the house to get a cloth knowing the forehead bleeds the most and hoping for the best.  When I called for my husband, he checked it out(making sure we did not show our daughter) and when he winced, I knew it was not good.  We pretty much got this confirmed by a visit from his mother who stated I would need stitches.  A nice straight line in the center of my head starting at the scalp down, scaring is a guarantee. 
Went to the ER, waiting about an hour total and got 5 stitches.  I think my husband was more squeamish than me.  When they asked me the pain scale from 1-10, I said 3.  Must be from having a c-section, no big deal.  I was just lucky it was not my nose or eyes and no concussion!  Looks worse than what it is and good thing I like hats!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Sun Palace

We did it......we pulled the trigger and bought a playset.  Costco had a great deal on a Gorilla playset and it was delivered by tractor trailer last week Wednesday.  Watching a tractor trailer attempt to dull down my narrow country road and back down my driveway was fun, the driver did a great job.  One dropped on it's pallet on the driveway, it stayed there until this past weekend.  My daughter did not know we had bought one, until the delivery when the picture was on the outside of every box!  I think she was rather patient since it took my husband, her grandfather and a friend of ours the whole weekend to put it together.  I am very happy with it, and of course my daughter also.  I think the installation was not that bad, I did have to make two trips to the hardware store for a few bolts missing but could have been worse like missing a major piece of beam! 
What did I like about this design?  A wooden set that was not made in China, heavy duty design, a wood covered roof, telescope, two swings, trapeze and rocker swing plus tire swing and rock wall.  I actually found myself saying that we could have gotten bigger, there was another design which had a split level up top but on backorder for another month.  Oh well, this one will do.  My daughter is already concerned about the "ha ha" bird(pileated woodpecker)coming and hammering a hole in it. 

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