Sunday, September 30, 2012

I am getting an Aldi!!!!

I  almost gave Hubby a heart attack this morning. We decided to go to a movie this morning, so hopped in the car and headed out. We went around the block and stopped at a light to turn left. I looked up and screamed "OH MY GOD!" and scare the crap out of Hubby. Really, I screamed. I never scream.

Right across from where we were stopped is a construction site. We have watched that corner being torn up for a while now.

Today there was a sign at the construction site.

An ALDI sign!

I am getting a Aldi right around the corner from where we live. I could WALK to it!!

I had to explain to Hubby why I was so excited.

And apologize for scaring him.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Progresso Winner Is.......

Marilyn's Money!

Congrats.....I will send you an email to get your mailing info.

Thanks for playing, all! I will be having another giveaway soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Combat Giveaway Winner!

SonyaAnn, you won!!! I will send you an email for your mailing addy so Combat can get your ant bait out to you pronto.

Thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters Giveaway!

Back to school means back to busy weeknight schedules. Between homework, activities, practices, work and class, preparing a delicious home-cooked meal can be quite a challenge, and getting started is often the hardest part. Let new ProgressoTM Recipe StartersTM cooking sauces give you a head start to a home cooked meal, and you´ll ace the dinner time routine this year!

Progresso Recipe Starters sauces are available in five flavorful varieties that can each be used as a starter to create numerous home-cooked meals. For added inspiration, Progresso created 80 recipes utilizing this new line of cooking sauces that can be found on Many of these recipes are classic family favorites, such as Bacon Mac n´ Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Parmesan, and utilize ingredients your family may already have on-hand. In addition, all of the recipes on the site include a Rate and Review feature, so we encourage you to leave a rating and review of your own, in which you can even include a link back to your blog post about that recipe! Look for Progresso Recipe Starters in the soup aisles!

Inspired by the five "Mother" Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Béchamel, Velouté, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise, Recipe Starters use a variety of ingredients and the best techniques to make sure you have delicious options to take on the school days dinner dilemma. The five varieties are:

•Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make dishes such as Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle

•Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock: With caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream, this stock is perfect for dishes such as Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas

•Fire Roasted Tomato: A medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted, caramelized tomatoes, oregano and bell peppers, which can be used as a great way to begin creating Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos

•Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with sautéed Portabella mushrooms, giving you any easy way to start delicious dishes like Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini

•Creamy Three Cheese: Rich and creamy with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory background of chicken stock, onion, garlic and cracked pepper, this is a great way to satisfy cheese lovers with Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos  
I was so excited to receive a Progresso Recipe Starters gift pack which included:
•Two cans of Progresso Recipe Starters
•$10 Visa Gift Card to purchase recipe ingredients
•Progresso Recipe Starters recipe book, including 5 recipes to get you started
•Baking dish
•Measuring Cups
•Sauce Scraper

We haven't tried the Recipe Starters yet, but plan to soon! I can't wait!

Progresso and MyBlogSpark is offering one of my readers the same Gift Pack I received. I know you want one!! As always, it will be really easy to enter. Just leave a comment. You can get one entry for each of the following:

1) If you are a follower, leave a comment that you are.

2) Check out and let us know of a yummy recipe you would like to try.

And, because I know a lot of people love daily entries, you can come every day and leave a comment about anything you would like.   See....easy! Good luck, all!   You can enter through midnight Tuesday June 18. I will pick a winner on Wednesday and post the winner’s name and send an email for your mailing address.

Disclosure: The information, products and ProgressoTM Recipe StartersTM gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Two more days to enter my Combat Ant Bait Giveaway

Head here and sign up! Super low entries!

If you don't need Combat Ant Bait, surely you know someone that can use it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Combat Max Ant Killer and Giveaway

I recently received some Combat Source Kill Max Ant bait and gel to try out and tell you about it. Wouldn't you know we have had no ants to try this on? So, I am going to send it to my parents, who have been having a BAD ant problem. When I was there visiting, Mom was trying all sorts of things to safely get rid of ants.

I HAVE used Combat products for years, so I know that their ant products are just as good as their roach products which are great! Let me tell you a little about the ant products.

Combat Source Kill MaxA2 Ant Gel

This product is formulated to effectively control ants. It contains Fipronil, a fast-acting active ingredient. It's speed is still slow enough, however, for foraging ants to return to the colony and feed the bait to the larvae and queen so the entire colony is killed.

Combat Source Kill MaxA1 Ant Bait

This product contains an effective insecticide which kills most ants commonly found in homes. This product is effective because the ants carry bait back to the colony so that all ants are killed. It even kills ants outside to keep them from coming in.

Combat is giving away $1000 to one lucky winner to have a backyard bash. There is still a little summer left for bashing in the backyard. Just go here to find out how to get rid of ants and enter to win!

You can also win right here! Combat is giving away the same Combat Source Kill package I got. One package of ant bait and one of ant gel. To enter, just leave me a comment about any bug problems you have dealt with lately.

And, as always, since we all love daily entries, you can leave a comment every day about something fun you did this summer. Giveaway runs through Tuesday, September 11. I will pick a random winner on Wednesday.

Good luck!

NOTE: I was provided Combat products to try giveaway. All opinions are my own.