Tuesday, November 25, 2008
"Since we launched in 1990, Origins has been about looking at things in different ways. Choices. Alternatives. New experiences. All sorts of exciting new possibilities. And always finding answers in nature. And we offer you three distinct collections of products to choose from.Since 1990, we’ve been creating and innovating healthful choices in Skin Care, Hair Care, Bath and Body, Color and Sensory Therapy® products using the best of nature along with trying to do what’s best for the planet and what’s best for you.Our many unique products go beyond physical appearance to treat, touch, scent and surround every aspect of your being and well-being. We create products for farmhouse and penthouse, for men and women, babies and pets, getting and gifting. Whether you need an aromatic candle to light your way...or a special gift to make someone’s day, you’ll find just what you need to live a more natural lifestyle at Origins.Today you’ll find Origins in more than 450 department and specialty stores and 125 of our own free-standing retail stores in the United States as well as in 26 countries around the world. "
Check out their website here.
Well, I was in heaven. A Free facial and I walked out of there with my face feeling wonderful. I was very impressed with the products. I, of course could not afford to buy but one product...But I really liked the products.
If you have a store in your area...or if the line has a counter in one of your big department stores...you too can go and get a free facial...I am telling you, I Worked for Me!
We don't usually travel on Holidays so this is different for us.
While we are there we are taking advantage of the mountians and I am taking the girls sking....yeah....not me....just them...I am perfecting the sport of sitting and watching...I am getting very good at this.
We are excited and are packing today. So this is my tackle!
Enjoy your family for Thanksgiving!
before 12th century
1: the quality or state of being free: as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.
Monday, November 24, 2008
There is $108.79 in FREE ITEM Ecbs and Total OOP (USING ECBS OF COURSE!) $80.79 if you bought the Limit of each and had coupons for each!Making you $28.00! Plus all the items!!!!
Colgate Total Advanced, Clean, Advanced Fresh or Whitening $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1.00 SS 11/16-$1.00 CRT
Aussie $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1.00 PG 10/12
Johnson's Soft Lotion $5.69 (Limit 1)
-$1.00 Printable-$1.00 CRT
Gatorade G2 20oz $1.49 (Limit 3)
Gatorade G2 from Beauty Book $1.00/2
Hershey's King Size Bars $1.00 (Limit 1)
-B1G1F up to .79 SS 9/28
-B1G1F up to .79 SS 11/9
Bic Soliel $5.99 (Limit 2)
-$3.00 SS 11/2-$2.00 on any Razor Purchase of $10 or more CRT
Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towelettes(25 ct.) $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$1.00 V 8/24-$1.00 V 9/14
-$1.00 V 11/9
Maybelline Foundation $8.99 (Limit 2)
- Recycled from 11/23 ad-$3.00 RP 10/26
-$2.00 RP 9/215 hr Energy 2pk $3.99 (Limit 1)
Magnovox Remote or Phillilps Headphones $6.99 (Limit 2)
Loreal lipgloss $6.99 (Limit 2)
-$1.00 V 11/2
Sally Hansen Max Growth $3.79 (Limit 1)
Covergirl Smoothers Foundation $7.99 (Limit 1)
-$1.00 P & G 10/12-$1.00 P & G 11/2
Covergirl Smoothers Powder $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$1.00 P & G 10/12-$1.00 P & G 11/2
Other ECB Deals
$5 ECB wyb Clairol Hydrience Haircolor for $8.49 Limit 1
-$2.00 PG 11/2
$3 ECB wyb Playtex 16-18ct for $3.99 Limit 1
-$1.00 SS 10/5
$6 ECB wyb Schick Quattro Razor or Trimmer for $7.99 Limit 1
-$4.00 Peelie-$4.00 from Dec. "All You" mag.
-$1.00 SS 10/19
See the Rest of the deals HERE at slickdeals!
$8.99 ecbs wyb Maybelline Mineral Foundation ($8.99)
Free after ECB, Limit 1.
-$3.00 RP 10/26
-$2.00 RP 9/21-$2.00 Tear pad coupon
$8.99 ecbs wybs
Complete Multi Purpose Solution($8.99)
Free after ECB, Limit 1
-$1.00 V 10/26
-$2 off coupon.
$10.00 ecbs and $15 gas card MIR wyb any Three American express gift cards Limit 1
MIR - Mail in Rebate
WAGS - Walgreens
WYB - When You Buy
ES - Easy Saver (Monthly Wags Catalog with coupons and Rebate info.)
BOGO - Buy One Get One Frer
FAR - Free After Rebate
Q - Coupon
RR - Register Rewards
MFR - Manufacturer
YMMV - Your mileage (or manager) may vary
BF - Black Friday (The Day After Thanksgiving)_____________________________________________
Bald Guyz Moisture Gel 4 oz, or 16 pack Head Wipes
Free after Rebate Limit 1FREE up to 5.99 after rebate!
Hershey's Holiday Candy 4/$10-$1/3
Printable HERE-$1.50/3 from the 11/16 S-$5
December Easy Saver MIR # 5= 4/$4 or $3.50 after coupon and Mail In Rebate.
Altoids 1.99 BOGO
-2 $1/1 Peelies
=FREE after coupons!
Sure Deodorant 1.99
-$1/1 from the 10/19 S-$1.50 December Easy Saver Coupon
= FREE + Possible Overage!
Excedrin Express Gels 4.49 BOGO
-$2/1 Blinkie or Printable HERE
-Up to 6.99 MFR Mail In Rebate in the 10/19 S
(should get 4.49 assuming the first one rings up at full price like normal).
=FREE + overage after coupons and MIR!
Gillette Shave Gel .99 (during 3-Day Sale)
-$1/1 or .55/1 from the 11/2 PG
-In Ad Coupon pg. 13Andes Candy Boxes
.99 (with in Ad coupon)-In Ad Coupon-MFR MIR Tearpad B2G1 Free (1.75)
=1.22 for 3 boxes after coupon and MIR!
Hunt's Tomato Sauce
-.59 cents each with in Ad coupon pg. 2
-.55/2 MFR coupon from the Publix Fall Savings Booklet. Says "redeem at Publix," but is a MFR Q good at any retailer.
YMMV on this one guys.=.03 cents for two cans!
or-.40/2 from the 9/21 inserts
=.09 cents each after coupons!
Lindt Chocolate Bars 2/$3
-$1/1 from the 10/5 S-BOGO Q from the 10/5 S
=.50 cents for 2!
Dove Chocolate Bars 2/$3
-$1/1 from the 9/7 RP
=.50 cents each!
Bounty Basic Paper Towels .89 with in ad coupon pg. 11
-$1/1 or .25/1 from the 11/2 PG
-$1/1 from the November 16 Parade Mag.
FREE + Possible Overage or .64 cents each!
Werther's Orginals or Riesen B1G1 $2.29-$1 Printable, Printable, Printable, Printable=$0.29/2
Kashi Cereal $5/2-$2.00 Printable=$0.50 each
Powerade 3/$3.00-$1.00 SS 7/13=$Free
Russell Stover ($3.99)-$2.00 RP 05/04=$1.99
Register Rewards (RR) Deals
Robitussin or Dimetapp Cough Relief $3.99
-$2.00 printable HERE
Robitussin-$2.00 printable HERE
Dimetapp-$2.00 RR wyb two, $5 RR wyb three
=2/$1.99 or 3/$.97
Do you know of a deal that I missed? Please share!
If you have trouble getting the site to load, you can call 1-800-696-5891 and request your coupon(s) by phone.
What a deal!
Friday, November 21, 2008
$5 off $30 in your next purchase at Sears! Save this one since it doesn't expire until January 31, 2009
Lane Bryant- $75 off $150, $50 off $100, or $25 off $75 (exp 12-31)
HURRY Bath & Body Works- ANY ITEM FREE with any $10 purchase (free item may be up to $13 value)(exp 11-30)
GNC $5 off $25 (exp 12-31)*NEW
Yankee Candle- $10 off $25 purchase (exp 12-13)Plus
B2G2 FREE Housewarmer large candle jars. (exp 11-30)HURRY
Finish Line- $10 off $60 (exp 11-30)
New York & Company- 20% off your purchase, must sign up (ongoing)
Finish Line $10 off $60 or more (exp 11-30)*New HURRY
Payless Shoes 15% off entire purchase (exp 11-17)*NEW HURRY
The Limited- $30 off $100, or $20 off $60 (exp 11-23)
Victoria's Secret- FREE tote bag with any purchase of $50 or more (exp 11-26)
Out and About......
Party City- $5 off $25 (exp 12-31)*NEW HURRY
Harry & David- 30% off entire purchase (Valid November 13-15th)*NEW HURRY
Office Depot- 15% off entire purchase (exp 11-22)
HURRY Family Christian Stores- Buy 1 Get 1 item 50% off (exp 11-23)&
20% off entire purchase (exp 11-23)*NEW HURRY
Hobby Lobby- 40% off any one regularly priced item (exp 11-15)*NEW
Kirklands- 20% off any single item (excludes furniture) (exp 12-08)
Sally Beauty Supply- B2G1 FREE nail color, B1G1 FREE Eye Shadow and B1G1 FREE Ion Shampoo (exp 11-30)*New
Target- Various Toy coupons (exp 11-28)
JoAnn's- 40% off any single non-sale item (exp 12-19)
Linens & Things 20% off any single item (exp Dec 31 2008) Also note, that many stores are closing and they have most of their inventory marked down to 50% off!!
*NEW PetsMart- $5 off $25 aquatic purchase (exp 12-15)
Dicks Sporting Goods- $15 off $75 purchase (exp 1-31-09)
HURRY Books-a-Million- $10 off $50 purchase, FREE Coffee & more! (exp 11-30)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
BeCentsable has a list of great coupons that will help greatly in your Christmas shopping.
Here is a list...
$5 off $30 in your next purchase at Sears! (exp 1/31)
Bath & Body Works- ANY ITEM FREE with any $10 purchase (free item may be up to $13 value)(exp 11/30)
Yankee Candle- $10 off $25 purchase (exp 12/13)
Finish Line- $10 off $60 (exp 11/30)
The Limited- $30 off $100, or $20 off $60 (exp 11/23)
Office Depot- 15% off entire purchase (exp 11/22)
Family Christian Stores- Buy 1 Get 1 item 50% off & 20% off entire purchase (exp 11/23)
Hobby Lobby- 40% off any one regularly priced item (exp 11/15)
Target- Toy coupons (exp 11/28)
Dicks Sporting Goods- $15 off $75 purchase (exp 1/31)
I suggest printing these all out and have them on you when you go shopping...you never know what you will find and you'll wish you had the coupon.....:)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
My tackle today is taking care of my Skin. After I turned 40,(several years back), I noticed drastic changes in my skin. I have gotten age spots and have been trying everything to lighten them...One thing I have found out for sure..
.If you do nothing they will not go away..
This facts are not really comforting...but it does keep me searching for a product that will really help.
You can spend alot of money on skincare! Goodness, sometimes I wonder if there is gold in the bottles..lol
I have been trying several products and found several that seem to work.
First, let me say that if you have hormone problems..this could complicate your skin aging problems.
I recently have started on bioidentical estrogen and a compounded mixture from my pharmicist that really seems to be helping my skin. yeah!
Second I found a good, affordable,skin brightner and moisturizer. I have had dark circles for years and they are much better and my skin looks much better.
It is called Juice Organics.
First I use the Brightening Serum Cost approx $19.00
Then I use the Brightening MoisturizerCost approx $14.00
This really works and I am happy with the price...I actually got mine on clearance for $2.00 a bottle which is awesome...but, this is a product that I will purchase for the prices listed above. It is good stuff and organic too. I Love it and it Works for me.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
One of the greatest things about homeschooling is the fact that you can enrich you children through field trips.
In our area, there is a wealth of possible field trips that a family mayy participate in for little money. With gas prices the way they are, you will end up with some investment in gas for sure. But if you are careful, you can still come out smelling like a rose and keep you money in your pocket.
One way to save is to look for activities that there is no admission charge..
FREE is the key word here.
County, City or State Museums---
Our Tennessee State Museum is extensive, you could spend several days going through it...
and it is FREE!
Public Library Exhibits--
Nashville Public Library just had a FREE exhibit of an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.
There are always exhibits that include artists of various mediums. Check out their website for a list of upcoming events, storyhours, puppet shows and many other activities that are sure to enrich your children. For FREE!
Dress Rehearsals for Performances in your area---
Like the Nashville Symphony, or Broadway Shows or Christmas Special Shows; ie,Rockettes Christmas Shows, Nutcracker, Christmas Plays, etc
Our area Nashville Symphony has rehearsals that they invite area school children to...bonus is after the rehearsal, the featured artist gives an q&a session for the kids....AWESOME AND FREE!
The Rockettes have come to Nashville to do a Christmas Show....The ticket go fr $65.00....But, they gave our home school group a number of tickets to the rehearsal for FREE! That was awesome because many of these families could have never afforded to attends this....
Most area historical homes or sites have a FREE day once a year...
Our area The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson has a free day on his birthday each year, March 15.
Our local Art Museum. The Frist has kids get in FREE everyday, Adults cost $8.00 But ...They have a free day every month sponsored by a local bank. Every Thursday night College Students get in FREE! FREE FAMILY DAYS
The Frist Center features periodic free family days throughout the year. Special programs and activities created just for families and are themed around current exhibitions. Plus I think there are other free days.
Living History Events will usually donate some free tickets to home school groups.
You just basically have to do your homework...
Make a list of the places you want to go, make some phone calls, check the web.
Team up with other home school families and share rides.
If you have any ideas on how to do family field trips on the cheap...
leave a comment and share with us...
Here are the Rite Aid deals for 11/16-11/22. There are some pretty slim pickins this week!!
Don't Forget, you can earn rebates through Rite Aid’s Rebate program for ANY purchase through the Gift of Savings Promotion this week:
* $25-$50 EARN $5 check
* $51-$100 EARN $10 check
* OVER $100 EARN $20 check
Single Cash Rebates:
St Ives Apricot Scrub 10 oz or Elements Skin Care Product $4.99
Use St Ives $2 Printable
Combine with $4.99 SCR
= Free after MQ & SCR with $2 Overage!
Almay Products B1G1F
Combine with $2 SCR (Limit 3 Rebates)
Pampers Baby Wipes 2/$5
Use (2) $.50/1 MQ
Combine with $1 SCR
= 2/$3 after MQ & SCR
Clairol Nice & Easy Gray Solution or Natural Instincts $8.49
Use $2 MQ (11/2 P&G)
Combine with $2.50 SCR
= $3.99 after MQ & SCR
Select Dove Chocolates 2/$5
Use (2) $1/1 MQ
Combine with $1 SCR wyb any 2 (limit 3 rebates)
= $1 ea
Hershey Bliss Chocolates 2/$5
Use $2.50/2 MQ (9/14 SS)
Pepsi 12 Pack, Buy 4 & Get 1 Free @ $3 ea
Betty Crocker Warm Delights 2/$3
Use $1/2 or $.50/1 Q
And dont forget to get the Free 25 4×6 Digital Prints with this coupon.
Spend $25-$50 get $5 back
Spend $51-$100 get $10 back
Spend over $100 get $20 back
$$$ Save all your Rite Aid receipts dated November 16 through December 24.
$$$ Enter all of your information and the codes from your receipts here.
$$$ Gift certificate will be mailed after 1/26/09, or sooner if online submission is requested by customer or if mail-in customer accumulates over $100 in qualified purchases. Certificate will expire on 4/30/09.
$$$ Qualified purchase amount is determined before sales tax and excludes the purchase of prescriptions, prescription co-pays, lottery tickets, tobacco, alcohol products, money orders, gift certificates, Rite Aid gift cards, retailer gift cards, prepaid phone cards, prepaid internet and wireless cards, prepaid credit cards, prepaid cards of any type, stamps, licenses, other mailing services, online purchases, and any other items excluded by law.
I Love Free!
There’s not much this week in terms of Register Rewards deals, but there are lots of baking items that are a good deal after coupon, so you may want to start stocking up for the holidays!
Register Rewards Deals
::BUY (4) Kellogg’s Cereals at 4/$10*, GET $2 RRs::
* Raisin Bran
* Smart Start
* Special K
* Frosted Mini-Wheats
$1/1 Kellogg’s Cereal (10-oz.+) any flavor
$1/1 Kelloggs Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, or Crispix Cereal, 10 oz.+ (exp. 12-31-08)
$1/1 Kelloggs Smart Start, Special K or All-Bran Cereal, 11.4 oz.+ (exp. 12-21-08)
$1 each after coupons and RRs!
*I’ve also read that there’s a gift check offer that can be found in New You Magazine which is available at grocery stores and Kmart that could turn this into a moneymaker!
:BUY 3 or More of the Following Products, Get $5 RRs::
Lactaid Fast Act at $9.99
$1/1 Lactaid Fast Act Product, any except trial size, exp. 12-31-08 (V 10/5/08)
Pepcid AC Maximum Strength at $9.99
$1/1 Pepcid AC printable
$5/2 Mail-in Rebate
Imodium Multi Symptom Relief at $9.99
$2/1 Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, any except trial size, exp. 12-31-08 (V 9/7/08)
Tylenol Allergy, Cold & Sinus at $4.99
$1/1 Allergy, Cold, Flu or Sinus Product, any except trial size, exp/ 1-31-09 (V 11/9/08)
Sudafed PE at $3.99
$1/1 Sudafed printable
$1/1 Sudafed printable
Sudacare or Shower Soothers at $3.99
$1.50/1 Sudacare Advanced Vapor-Plug Unit or Shower Soothers Product, exp. 12-31-08 (V 10/5/08)
Zyrtec Allergy Relief at $18.99
$4/1 Zyrtec Adult, any 30 ct.+ or Zyrtec D, any 24 ct.+, exp. 1-12-09 (SS 10/12/08)
$2/1 Zyrtec printable
Benadryl at $6.99
$1/1 Benadryl Product, any except trial size, exp. 11-30-08 (SS #2 9/7/08)
$1/1 Benadryl printable
Tylenol PM at $7.49
$2/1 Tylenol PM or Simply Sleep Product, any except trial, exp. 12-31-08 (V 9/7/08)
Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels at $7.49
$2/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels Product, any except trial, exp. 12-31-08 (V 9/14/08)
$2/1 Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels, Caplets or Gel Caps, any except trial, exp. 1-31-09 (V 11/9/08)
::BUY Pampers Diapers (jumbo packs) at $9.99, GET $1 RR::
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, any jumbo pack+, exp. 11-30-08 (P&G 10/12/08)
$7.49 after coupon and RR!
Betty Crocker Frosting at $0.990
.55/1 Betty Crocker Frosting printable
$0.44 after coupon!
Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin (15-oz.) at $0.99 (with Walgreens in-ad coupon)
$1/2 LIbby’s Pumpkin printable
$0.49 ea. after coupons!
Coffee Mate Liquid (16-oz.) at $2.49 (BOGO)
-$1/1 Printable $1/1 Coffee Mate printable
$0.25 ea. after 2 coupons!
Progresso Soup at 4/$5 (with Walgreens in-ad coupon)
$1.10/1 Progresso Soup printable
$0.15 after coupons!
Colgate Toothpaste at $2.49
$1/1 Colgate November EasySaver coupon
$0.75 Colgate Adult or Childrens Toothpaste, any 4 oz.+, exp. 11-15-08 (SS 10/26/08)
$.74 each after coupons!
Glade Spray Air Freshener at $0.99 (with Walgreens in-ad coupon)
$1/2 Glade Aerosol Spray, exp. 12-14-08 (SS 11/2/08)
$0.50 ea. after coupons!
Carnation Evaporated Milk at $0.99 (with Walgreens in-ad coupon)
$1/2 Carnation printable
$0.49 ea. after coupons!
Carefree Pantiliners at $0.99
$1/2 Carefree Product, any 34 ct.+, exp. 11-30-08 (V 9/28/08)
$1/2 Carefree Product, any 34 ct.+, exp. 1-31-09 (V 11/9/08)
$0.49 ea. after coupon!
See all Walgreens deals for the week of 11/9/08-11/15/08 here.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This week Kroger has Activia Yogurt, 4 pack, for $2.00 each...not so good really...but wait.
If you buy 10 your get $5.00 off
10 yogurts for $20.00
subtotal $15.00 Still not so great.....BUT WAIT
There was a blinky with coupons in it....$1.00 off 1
Now your talking.
Total $5.00 for 10 Activia Yogurts
Go Get you some.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Do you get an fat envelope in the Mail from Kroger every once in a while? It has coupons in it.I have always opened and tried to work these coupons into my shopping.
I was excited and opened the envelope to see what goodies were in there....and surprise........
There were 4 coupons that had items totally FREE. I got Kroger Bottled water (case of 24), Box of Cherrios, Box of Nature Valley Granola Bars and a Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie....All Free! I was so excited.
I am not positive what generates these coupons...I think you have to register for a Kroger Card....I also think you have to use your Kroger card to get them...I use mine every time I shop Kroger.
I LOVE KROGER!
So, the moral of this story is...open the envelope....use the coupons....or just mail them to me...lol
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Print off this coupon and purchase $20.00 at Walgreens and you get $5.00 off your purchase! Work this coupon with some of the specials and you'll do well.
Print your coupon here.
Good this Friday-Saturday only.
You can get the Schick Quattro Titanium Razor free at Walgreens through Saturday. It's only sale for $6.99. Use the $3/1 coupon in the November EasySaver booklet and stack that with the $4/1 coupon in the December All You magazine.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
here's a new $1/1 Muir Glen organic tomatoes product coupon here. After you print it once, hit your browser's back button to print it again.
The tomato paste is $0.97 at many stores making it free with this coupon. Also, a number of Wal-Mart stores carry the diced tomatoes for approximately $1.18-$1.24 so after this coupon, it's a great deal on organic tomatoes.
You are looking at the last of the Fall Leaves here in Tennessee. Today it rained all day and so most all the leaves are on the ground now. It is a good thing I took these yesterday.
It is like gold hanging on the trees.
If you have any great fall leave pics......leave a comment with a link to your leave pics on your blog...We all want to see....
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My baby blog has been nominated for " Best New Homeschool Blog"
I am excited. Just click on the pic above to vote for all the catagories.
Go and check out the blogs listed....You may find some new favorite blogs.
If you discover a blog you love, please post it here in the comments section and why you like it.
If you like this blog, I sure would love to have your vote!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Hulu.com is offering free movies on demand through the browser. This is made possible by the efforts of NBC and News Corp. Here now a quick look at how Hulu changes the online video-on-demand picture:
Not too long ago, I would have told you that video over the Internet was a little more than a dream. Grainy, postage stamp-sized windows, endless rebuffering, and choppy, out-of-sync audio was the typical experience–given that there was another electronic box in the living room called a “television,” Internet video hardly seemed worth the effort.
With todays technology-- Hulu joins Apple’s iTunes Music Store, Netflix, ABC.go.com, Amazon Unboxed and others in actually providing a viable alternative to the TV Set for watching television shows and movies on your computer.
Hulu is different from paid online video like Apple and Amazon in that it’s free, obviously. The programs have what Hulu calls “limited” commericial interruptions, and to be fair, unlike regular TV, the commercial breaks that I saw were limited to one 30-second ad, inserted at the usual place you might find them while watching a TV program. You can pause, go back, and skip ahead to other parts of the program–it seems likely that one might be able to avoid the ads if you were determined to do so, but I found that the advantage of watching a TV show with ads on my computer over watching on TV was that I could simply pop open another browser window and listen for the end of the ad while I checked my email or caught up on my blogs. For now, to a lazy person like me, hacking my way around the ads seems like it might not be worth the bother.
Picture quality, while not high-def, is certainly acceptable on my 15-inch laptop screen, and you can open the window to full screen if you like, or pop the video out into a separate window.
What is this world coming to......This is awesome! She has patterns from the Regency Era , an Edwardian Apron, and a 1910s Tea Gown available for instant download.
You have to go over and check out what Jennnie has available.
I am proud the process here in America that can elect either an African American for the first time in our history or elect the oldest president in our history.
My dear Friend Robin has collected a list of blog posts that will encourage you in our after election blues. See her post here.
Pray for our New President and his family.
Pray for our country.
Pray for the middle east.
Pray for Israel.
God Bless America
Monday, November 3, 2008
It is so hard to get away from daily life and all its obligations....You know what I mean, I know you do!!
Anyway, sometimes you actually have to MAKE it happen. So......since my husband had to attend a school in Boston, MA....I decided to tag along....he he. I just climbed in his suitcase and off we went....not really.
It is fall and the leaves are turning and the company puts him up on a really plush hotel....I sleep with him so thats no xtra cost...lol
We came early and spend a day at Cape Cod and 1/2 day in Boston .....It was so awesome and the weather was so beautiful.
Monday it was off to school for him and I was off on my own....But not to worry....I had my Garmin GPS and off "we" went...
Garmin and I were really getting along well by the end of it all. Garmin "Works For ME" for sure. And, as far as a TOY that is worth buying .....this one fits the bill for me and my husband.
I was able to navigate through the busy streets with no problems. I LOVE this thing. We have used GPS before off our computer and I HATED it. But this Garmin GPS is a wonderful thing.
What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.
How it works
GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user's exact location. Essentially, the GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received. The time difference tells the GPS receiver how far away the satellite is. Now, with distance measurements from a few more satellites, the receiver can determine the user's position and display it on the unit's electronic map.
A GPS receiver must be locked on to the signal of at least three satellites to calculate a 2D position (latitude and longitude) and track movement. With four or more satellites in view, the receiver can determine the user's 3D position (latitude, longitude and altitude). Once the user's position has been determined, the GPS unit can calculate other information, such as speed, bearing, track, trip distance, distance to destination, sunrise and sunset time and more.
How accurate is GPS?
Today's GPS receivers are extremely accurate, thanks to their parallel multi-channel design. Garmin's 12 parallel channel receivers are quick to lock onto satellites when first turned on and they maintain strong locks, even in dense foliage or urban settings with tall buildings. Certain atmospheric factors and other sources of error can affect the accuracy of GPS receivers. Garmin® GPS receivers are accurate to within 15 meters on average.
Newer Garmin GPS receivers with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) capability can improve accuracy to less than three meters on average. No additional equipment or fees are required to take advantage of WAAS. Users can also get better accuracy with Differential GPS (DGPS), which corrects GPS signals to within an average of three to five meters. The U.S. Coast Guard operates the most common DGPS correction service. This system consists of a network of towers that receive GPS signals and transmit a corrected signal by beacon transmitters. In order to get the corrected signal, users must have a differential beacon receiver and beacon antenna in addition to their GPS.
I just programed it and drove...It really gives you a heads up on all turns!
Hope you can tackle some R&R soon even if it is forced...lol.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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The Diaper Diaries has a list too.....Check her list out!!!!