Ellen Degeneres Signed Windows Mobile Phone for Auction on eBay To Raise Money for Susan G. Komen

You can help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and get your hands on the phone Ellen’s been handing out to her celebrity guests all month!


Ellen Degeneres signed Samsung Blackjack ii

Ellen Degeneres signed Samsung Blackjack ii



During October-Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Windows Mobile has been supporting Komen for the Cure(r) and Ellen for the Cure on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Numerous celebrities, including Jenny McCarthy, Colin Farrell, Audrina Patridge, Mario Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Senator Joe Biden and Sheryl Crowe, have stepped up to the Windows Mobile Dunk Tank to “sink for pink”. Every time someone is dunked, Microsoft is donating $10,000 to the cause – amounting to more than $250,000 to date. Now we too can help! They will be auctioning off 8 of the same Windows Mobile smartphones that many of the celebrities received after they were dunked on the show – pink Samsung BlackJack IIs – signed by Ellen DeGeneres to benefit Komen for the Cure(r) and Ellen for the Cure. In addition, readers can go to <a href=”http://www.windowsmobile.com/ellen”>www.windowsmobile.com/ellen</a&gt; where every visit to the page will garner an additional donation.

<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ellen+dunk+tank&amp;search_type=&amp;aq=0&amp;oq=ellen+dunk+”>Check out YouTube for videos of the celebrities dunked to date.</a>

Let’s continue to support this extremely important cause! 

What can you buy for $20.00 or less?

Today I took advantage of the double coupon day at our local Kmart.  My bill prior to all my coupons was $74.00 and I paid out of my pocket after all my coupons, a mere $19.43, can’t beat that can ya!  I have instructed everyone in my family that I was going to make them each up a basket of products that they use but hate buying.  My family is not as ‘coupon savvy’ as myself, so I am going to put my coupon knowledge to good use.  We have a cat, so obviously all the cat food will be for our furry friend.  We have a dog too so all the doggie treats will satisfy him too.  The Twix, well, that will satisfy me, and I am sure I will need some pantiliners at some point!! 🙂  Then we have razors, nail polish and shampoo that will go towards the family gift baskets of goodies, and Resolve that will be used to clean our dirty carpet after the holidays.  So you see, it was all stuff that will get used by some member of my family and it cost less than $20.00.  This is what it is like when you are shopping on a budget.



What can you buy for less than $20.00 - this is what I got.

What can you buy for less than $20.00 - this is what I got.


Product Review – Diaper Cakewalk

I was so excited to receive this large package at my door!  I brought the box inside, placed it on my table and started opening.  Packaged perfectly and securely, I carefully lifted the most adorable, 4 tiered diaper cake out of the box.  It was filled with all types of goodies from baby lotion to powder- everything you would need in your diaper bag.  Also attached were three washcloths, a pacifier and a cute big blue elephant.  It was all wrapped together using a royal blue polka dot ribbon with a lime green polka dot bows placed through out.  It was all held together using tulle and a big lime green polka dot bow at the top.  I almost didn’t want to take it apart, but I knew I had to in order to get a good look.

Elephant Diaper Cake from Diaper Cakewalk

Elephant Diaper Cake from Diaper Cakewalk

Diaper cakes by Diaper Cakewalk would make the best new baby gift for any expecting mom, as a baby shower gift, or to simply welcome the baby into the world.  It will genuinely make her smile and will without a doubt be the talk of the baby shower. There are so many styles and varieties and can be made for baby girls, baby boys and for those who wish to be surprised, they offer neutral designs as well. They are all made using Pampers Swaddlers size 1-2 that fit babies up to 15 pounds. They are all made by hand, per order, which provides you with the ‘freshest’ of products so to speak. Prices range from $35.00 and go up to $139.00.

Strawberry Mocha Diaper Cake by Diaper Cakewalk

Strawberry Mocha Diaper Cake by Diaper Cakewalk

So, if you are planning on attending a baby shower, or need a gift to welcome a new baby, run on over to Diaper Cakewalk and take a look at the different products they carry. I am without a doubt, 100% certain you will find something that will fit your baby gift needs to a tee. Thank you Diaper Cakewalk for allowing me the opportunity to review your product. It was truly a beautiful gift to receive as I am expecting my own baby very soon. I will definitely be talking your company up with my friends and family.


Marshmellow Eyeballs

Not that this has anything to do with anything, but as you all start to get to know me, you will see, I bare it all from family life to work life and this is the best place for me to share. Some of the companies I have worked with for the last two years, well, they just know that I love to chat. Well now I get to chat with the entire world, lucky world!

Ok, so I was put in charge of the “Preschool Class Halloween Party Planning Committee”, not a job I volunteered for, but one that I accepted graciously. I do not do games well, and to plan things for 11 four year olds, well, it scares me. I decided to delegate and pass that portion off to another mom. High five me there! I on the other hand know a few things about food and crafts. I found this really cool idea and thought I’d pass it along to you all since I know you all have small children and if you haven’t done this, they will think you are just the coolest mom, EVER!! This is actually fun for all ages, even the adult children! ;-)

It is called, “Marshmellow Eyeballs” and this is what you need.
Big Marshmellows
Gummy Lifesavers
Chocolate Chips
Red Decorator Gel

Directions are simple: Take a large marshmellow, stand it up. Put a dab of the red gel in the center. Stick one of your gummy lifesavers on it. Then take a chocolate chip and place the point part down through the center of the lifesaver so the flat side is flush with the lifesaver…get where I am going with this??? Then take some more red gel and make squiggly lines to look like veins! OMG, they will laugh and be all grossed out!!! HOW FUN!!!

Here is a quick sampling of what it would look like…shh, I whipped this up while the kids were playing so I had to throw it away after creating! I can’t let Gianna see it yet!!!

Marshmellow Eyeballs - Edible Halloween Treat

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Dinner on a Dime

I needed a quick and painless dinner tonight, so this is what I did. You can pay $12.50 for 5 pre-made burgers or you can pay $5.00 for 7, you do the math.

This is what I did tonight:
2 pounds of ground beef = $7.50 (on sale)
bread crumbs
parmesan cheese (the dried up spaghetti kind)
1 egg
1 package of hamburger buns $1.27
american cheese (if necessary)
Frozen French Fries $2.50

You want to mix the ingredients together to form a patty. I don’t measure anymore, but add equal amounts of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and it is done just so that the meat will pack well. The egg helps it to stick, and the parsley gives it extra flavor. I was able to make 7 patties out of 2 pounds of ground beef.

For $11.27, I was able to feed my family of 5.

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Dinner on a Dime

That is what I am calling my dinner recipes because they really do not cost much at all to make and it will feed a family of 5! Tonight we are having the ever loving “Chicken with Cream of…” dinner. This is a family favorite and very inexpensive to make.

Chicken Breasts (I use 5 for my family) = .58 each (great deal on Tyson boxed breasts)
2 cans of Cream of Celery Soup = .58 each can
Egg Noodles = 2.48 (bag and I will only use half the bag)
1 Can of Carrots = .50
1 Can of Peas = .50

Cook chicken breasts on both sides until fully cooked.
Mix 2 cans of Cream soup with 1/2 cup of milk and heat
Make egg noodles and peas/carrots and mix together
Pour cream soup over noodle mixture and eat with chicken.

YUM! Quick and easy, and best of all CHEAP!!! To feed my family of 5, it cost me $6.30!