Friday, April 29, 2011

Freebie Alert - Reaper Kindle Edition

Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

An ebook exclusive Soul Screamers series novella.
I love YA books and this looks like a great one, short too!
Remember that you don't have to have a kindle, you can download apps for your
computer and phones

And the Winners are....

Congratulations to our winners of
Larissa Ione's Eternal Rider

Raven in A Blue Room

They have been emailed and have 48 hrs to contact me 
with their addresses or else someone else will
be chosen.

Freebie Alert - Sample of So Sweet Natural Sweetner

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Deal - Up to 40% off from Flirty Aprons

Homeschool PE Curriculum Review & Giveaway

This month, our family has had the opportunity to try out the homeschool PE curriculum provided by Family Time Fitness. Family Time Fitness emails subscribers a set of 20 new lesson plans each month. Each day's lesson plan begins with a series off warm-up exercises, followed by physical activities and game play, wrapped up with a series of cool-down exercises. Each day is full of fun, whole-body games and exercises.

We found the activities to be fun, and I really liked that the activities are flexible enough where we can do them inside, outside, or take a trip to the park for a special treat. I also appreciated that you didn't need any fancy, expensive equipment. We had everything, except for jump ropes, which I was able to pick up cheaply at Wal-Mart. 

When you first begin the lessons, you are provided with a physical assessment test, and I'm looking forward to see how far the girls have come along.

The curriculum includes video demos for each activity and exercise as well as daily activity email reminders and fitness/nutrition tips. The Core Physical Fitness Curriculum Level 1 includes 260 lesson plans (that's 52 weeks of 5 days worth of lessons). For just $9/month for 12 months, or a $77 one-time fee, you have access to the Core Level 1 curriculum for life. 

Family Time Fitness is giving away a free subscription to one lucky family here at Taking Time for Mommy. So, if you'd like to be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below with your contact information. Also, see below to see how you can obtain extra entries! 

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Earn a $100 Visa Gift Card & $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Our Contest to win $100 Visa Gift Card is still going on!
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Deal - Blueberries for Cheap!

I found this incredible deal! We have about 12 Blueberry bushes in our back yard and we have a HUGE crop. (We spent a lot more than this too!)
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Bound by Darkness Book Review

 Bound by Darkness: A Paladin Novel

Description - Caught between two worlds, a powerful warrior must choose between impossible destinies when he meets a woman whose love will either make or break him. . . .

     As the daughter of a Regent, Sasha has long known about the secret underworld of the Paladins and their work protecting her kind from the dark forces on the other side of the energy barrier. So when she is sent on her first solo investigation, on the path to becoming the first female Regent, she is determined to get the Seattle Paladins in line. Offering sanctuary to their Kalith enemies is simply unacceptable! But when she meets Larem, she is inexorably drawn to a dark and valiant warrior who is not at all what he appears to be. As the power struggle between Regents and Paladins rages on, someone starts making attacks on her life. Sasha must choose between loyalty to her own kind and the warrior she loves . . . with the very fate of humanity hanging in the balance.
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My Thoughts - This is number 7 in the series and I haven't read the first six but I wasn't lost. I have to admit this book was a bit different for me but it's nice to get out of my comfort zone. It was very well written, very fast pace, enjoyable, and I love a sexy hero. 

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Hush Book Review


National bestselling author Cherry Adair introduces an edgy, sexy new suspense series with this exhilarating international tale of hide and seek. A reckless adventure in a deadly paradise. 
Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world's highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death—where they don't know the rules.  
A one-night stand that will change his life forever. 
Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak's life . . . until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense. 
An unexpected diversion with lethal consequences. 
Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead—at any cost.

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My thoughts - It was action packed right from the beginning. Call me a romantic but I'm not all for the one night stand thing. See, it causes nothing but trouble and boy does it! You follow Zak and Acadia's relationship as it evolves from the one night stand into something more. It was a very very sexy book and a very quick read, surprising with all of the descriptions. I will be picking up the second book when it comes out!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cellfire Coupons available online until 05/02

Cellfire Coupons - available online until 05/02, redemption expiring 05/16
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is my Favorite Show!!

Curb Your Enthusiasm is my Favorite Show!!

Content by Levi Mcpherson

I can't wait till April to see what Larry David has planned for the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Each season of this HBO comedy has an arc that ties together every hysterical episode. One season Larry was preparing for a Broadway show while in another the story line had him believing he was adopted and searching for his birth parents. All of the most recent season featured the buildup to a Seinfeld reunion which Larry staged purely as a way to win back his estranged wife.

If you have never seen Curb Your Enthusiasm I definitely recommend you search it out. Larry David was one of the creators of the Seinfeld show and in this comedy he plays himself, though I would have to hope it is a highly exaggerated! version on him. His character is a disagreeable curmudgeon that must constantly deal with the everyday problems that haunt all of us but somehow send him into fits of anger or embarrassing consequences. He is surrounded by a wonderful cast of family and friends.

I love that this show is on HBO which allows me to see it often through the on demand feature on my satellite service from This way I never miss it and can watch it repeatedly at my leisure.

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Bossypants by Tina Fey Book Review

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)

Mandie's Thoughts - This was the most hilarious memoir I have ever read. Whether you like her or not, this is funny. REALLY funny! I've watched a little Saturday Night Live but I've never watched 30 Rock, I might now. Sarah, I mean Tina was very self depreciating at times but it gave you an honest look at who she is. She's actually pretty normal. She's a mom trying to balance her work, marriage, and child. If you have any sense of humor you NEED to pick up this book.

Disclosure - A product was given for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given

Shrimp Scampi Recipe and Recipe Hop

I'm craving Shrimp so that's what you're getting for this week's Recipe Hop.
This is a Southern Recipe


  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
  • 1/3 cup clarified butter
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired. Makes 8 first-course servings.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Avoiding Alcohol When Dieting?

Liquid calories, alcoholic or not, add up quickly when you're dieting. If you're avoiding alcohol and miss having a special drink like I do, here's a great alcohol alternative... 

Flavored Sparkling Water! Dress it up with a maraschino cherry or a few blueberries, put it in a pretty cup, and serve it very cold for a fun, calorie free drink!


Deal - $5 off $15 or More TGIF Coupon

Go here to print a coupon good for $5 off a purchase of $15 or more at T.G.I. Friday’s! This coupon is in .pdf form so print as many as you can use. Expires June 30, 2011.

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Freebie Alert - Lose Weight Without Dieting Kindle Edition

Book Description - Diets don't work. Studies have shown that only 5 percent of people who go on a diet are able to keep the weight off for more than a year. Yet even with this 95 percent failure rate the weight loss industry continues to flood the market with new diets and useless gimmicks. What's the secret to true, long lasting weight loss? 
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Monday, April 25, 2011

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Freebie Alert - Free Sample of Formula

Free Sample of Member's Mark Baby Formula

Free sample: Get a free sample of Member's Mark® Complete or Gentle® Baby Formula.

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All in one local search engine

   Don't you hate when you type in a search and it takes you to something for the nearest big city to you?  Now there is a local search engine.  It's a hybrid of several search engines such as,,, and! I'm all about simplicity and I'm happy to go to only one site now.

   It has everything from your local yellow pages, local business contact info, the hours of the business, and even driving directions to it. It even has local restaurants and coupons to local businesses. The website even has your local weather. It's a one stop shop!

    I played around with it and found local events like concerts, fundraisers, and events from local organizations and clubs that I didn't know existed along with popular local venues. You can look it up on your phone too if you are out and about or traveling to a new city and need to find directions, restaurants, and reviews!

   I found out that the Band Perry (Country band) is going to be in town for a free event at the local humane society this weekend!! Wow, I never would have known!


Extreme Couponing - Yay or Nay?

     I'm addicted to the show, there I said it. I love watching all of the free things they get. How they get a $1000 bill down to $6. It absolutely amazes me, especially since I could never do that being that they don't double coupons here in Florida. Not where I like any way.

    I am also amazed at all of the crap they buy. Tons of sodas, chips, every processed food you could possibly imagine. Some of them look like they eat a lot of that too. Not so healthy. I do have to say that some of the couponers do say that they buy fresh produce and meat too.

   I use coupons but I don't buy things just because they are cheap if I'm not going to use them. Maybe if it were something I could donate then yes but generally I won't buy it. Also if the generic is cheaper than the item with coons I'll just buy the generic. I'm not like Amanda & her 7 things she won't buy generic. I'll buy almost anything generic (except maybe Jeans, I'm so picky!)

I do have a nice stock pile and I add to it every week. We live in Florida and when I was preggo with my oldest I had her during a hurricane and lost power on and off for two weeks. I make sure we are stocked up.I can't say I wouldn't have things I didn't need if I was getting everything for free like the couponers on Extreme Couponing! What about you?

Do you watch the show? What do you think of it? Do you coupon? Do you buy it all and figure someone can use it or are you picky?


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