Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story WINNER

CONGRATS to K! picked Result: 10 which was K. Congrats and I'll send you an email and twitter! She will have 48 hrs to contact me and if not I'll redraw! Thanks and again stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways! I will have another A Ghost Story to giveaway too!


Febreze Brazilian Carnaval- 10 thumbs up!

I just received a can of the new Febreze Brazilian Carnaval from @Febreze_Fresh on Twitter to try! I do love trying new products but I am a hesitant buyer. I will almost always try a new product if I have a coupon. Most always when I get a sample of a product I become a fan of it! I can't recall any sample that I have received that I didn't like or know of someone who could use it!I am a huge fan of Febreze and have been using their products since it went to market in 1998! I love the Febreze Linen and Sky and use it at least once a week. It really helps to zap out cooked food odors (like fish or bacon) that linger in my kitchen. We do not have pets but the previous owner of our home was a smoker and had a dog. It might be my imagination but ocassional I get a whiff of wet dog. People tell me that they do not smell dog or smoke in my home. I am confident that my Febreze has eliminated those odors!
When Febreze released the new Carnaval scents I was so excited to try them. The delightful, eye-catching cans and exotic scents were drawing me in. But because I'm a hesitant shopper I have been waiting for a coupon or a sample so I could try them. So I was extremely excited to get my sample from @Febreze_Fresh yesterday in the mail! I sprayed it here and there waiting to see if anyone noticed! They did! The can states "You might just be tempted to dance the Samba or start a parade around your living room" but all I got was one of my cuties taking the can and running with it to her room! I just got it back a few hours ago after begging her to bring it back to me. My husband who does not like a lot of scents has made 2 positive comments about it today! He actually said that "he really likes it!" I'm going to get him a can for his office.

I have rated the exotic
Febreze Brazilian Carnaval 10 THUMBS UP because all 10 thumbs in my home are up! Very few products get that from everyone here! How can you not love a product that states "eliminates odors and freshens" along with "Inspired by the lush green groves of acai berry palms that billow in the winds deep within the Amazon." So today instead of saying CALGON take me away I'm saying "Febreze Brazilian Carnaval" take me to the Amazon!
I hope to get more products to review and have a giveaway! Stay tuned!!!!!


Did u know that Oscar Mayer delivers??

Ahem.... did you know that the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile delivers? Here is a video my daughters made when they were bored and hungry yet to lazy to fix their Oscar Mayer hot dogs for dinner.

I was one of the Mom Blogger Club members who got sent an Oscar Mayer gift card to buy hot dogs and the toppings and then vlog (put a video on your blog) and upload to youtube at OSCAR MAYER: America's Frank Feedback . Hope you enjoyed our vlog and go check out the others on youtube!


Dinner: Gourmet Turkey Asian Burgers

Wow what a fun dinner! I made my first ever Gourmet Turkey Asian Burgers for my family! Guess what? So can you! Just go to The Healthy Pantry and order your Meal kit!!!
This kit came with a bag of specially blended Asian mix and Hoisin sauce. All I had to do was add ground turkey and eggs. The blended mix was a time saver! I didn't have to plan out the ingredients or check to see what I had on hand or even go to the store! Their website states "no hunting , no measuring, no chopping"! This Meal kit also came with Stir Fried Brown Rice. All I had to add was water, egg and soy sauce! Total price for the kit is $9.97. That gave us 8 burgers and a side of Stir Fried Rice. I also cooked broccoli. The burgers were very filling and we had 1 1/2 burgers leftover for lunch.

What a fun and educational company! Their site states "Along with great flavors, this dinner contains sesame seeds, rich in fiber, protein and many minerals, including calcium. Sesame seeds have the highest protein content of any nut or seed and have been found in studies to help reduce LDL levels (the “bad” cholesterol)." I did not know that about sesame seeds!!
On each package you will be given the ingredient list, what you need to provide, Prep time, Cook time, serving size, nutritional facts and very details instructions on how to cook the product! The burgers were 10 min (3 min of that was for prep of mixing the packet with the turkey)
Please go check out The Healthy Pantry and look around at their story and why they started the company! Check out all their meal kits. They have Special Diet kits ranging from Weight loss to No Dairy! They also have a "Recipe Makeover" tab! I have not submitted a recipe yet but plan to do it soon! You just submit a recipe and they will make it healthier, easier and tastier! This is currently a FREE service. The Chef will re-write it and send it back to you with complete "before" and "after" nutrition label!!! How fun is that? I have seen them do it with 3 recipes.
Have you tried The Healthy Pantry? If so please leave a comment! Stay tuned. We plan on trying the Wild Salmon Patties and Quinoa with Vegetables Kit and Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin cookie Kit !!!!


Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Review & Giveaway!

katie-and-kimbleKatie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is the first book in the Katie & Kimble Series. This series is geared toward a reading level 3 and ages 7-10. It is 106 pages of pure fictional fun! Don't let the Ghost Story title keep your young ones from reading the book. It isn't a scary book! Katie moves to a new town with her family and discovers a kindred spirit! She goes on a quest that is engaging and heartfelt!
My 10 year old homeschooled daughter, Emily, loved the book! She is an avid reader who devours 5 books at a time. She was excited to read the book and then explore The Katie and Kimble blog. Very few fictional books link you to a blog! What a great opportunity for the Author, Linda Thieman, to get her readers eager to explore and do more with Katie and Kimble. Emily loves the interaction with sound bites! How fun to go here the Kimble Kimble chant, Graceful Ghost and even see the Katie and Kimble video that uses graphics from the book!
As a homeschool mom I love the blog! There is a section for Teachers and Homeschoolers! In the section you have access to free materials and activity packets for each book! The author, Linda Thieman is a former English/Language teacher from Sioux City, Iowa. The material that she created corresponds to the first two books in the Series. They are guided by the standards set for third grade reading skills in Iowa school systems. The books are priced right too! They are $5.95 or $2.48 for instant download! So not only are the books affordable you are given full access to the blog with free activities, free chapter downloads, handouts, color sheets, etc. On top of that the site is kid friendly and kid safe!
Time for a Giveaway! Our dear Author wants you to have an autographed copy of her book!
Enter To Win It:
One lucky readers will win autographed copies of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story.
How to Enter:
Visit the Katie & Kimble Blog and have a look around. Then come back here and make a comment on something from her blog. Deadline is May 29th. US entries only. Winners will be selected by If by chance you don't win don't worry I will give you another chance in a few weeks!!!
Want extra chances to win?
5 chances-Follow the RSS feed at
1 chance- Follow my blog
1 chance-Follow the Author on twitter as @LindaThieman
1 chance-Follow my other blog, Scraps of Life
1 chance-Follow me on Twitter . I'm @susieqtpie
1 chance- Stumble it - leave ID in comments
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 Please make sure that you leave a comment for each chance in my comments to get credit!


Rosetta Stone Homeschool Latin Program

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.
This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)
This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this most excellent Latin program copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR link to the contest from your facebook page and/OR email the information to your homeschool support group – Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post. And good luck!

Kaplan Discount certificates!

Hey Blog friends!
I was a host for the Kaplan House Party. What a fun idea! I won a Free Course for a Kaplan SAT or ACT Classroom or SAT Live Online Course. We are going to try it out in the fall. I have extra 15% and 10% discount certificates valid through April 25, 2010 The certificate is for the percent off f a Kaplan PSAT, SAT or ACT Classroom Course, Live Online Course, Small Group Tutoring, Premier Tutoring, or Admissins Consulting Package.

If you think you could use one of these certificates please leave a message below. I'll leave this open until I give out all the certificates. Kaplan offers specials on the classes. Right now they have a Prep over the summer savings of $300.


BrainPop's Swine Flu Movie

BrainPop has the best educational videos! We love watching and learning. As the parent educator, I love the quiz provided at the end of each video! Go Tim and Moby!!!

Go sign up for their Free Trial offer! You won't regret it!

JVC BlogHer "09 Sweepstakes!

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Which JVC Everio camera fits your life style? GO to JVC Everio Sweepstakes and check out their 3 camera models! You can enter to win one of them and a trip to the BlogHer "09 Conference!

Good luck! Susieqtpie on twitter
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