Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Easy Holiday Fitness

One Hour.
Every Day.
Just for you.
You are only one workout away from a good mood!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fun Turkey Facts!

I’m a sucker for fun or little known facts that have no practical use… so, here are some I found to add to my repertoire.

  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.

  • The average person consumes over 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. (And we wonder why Americans are overwhelmingly overweight…)  

  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.

  • Americans eat over 530 million pounds of Turkey on Thanksgiving;  more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten on that day. 

  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.

  • The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.

  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.

  • Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.

  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.

  • Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly, but wild turkeys can fly over 55mph for short distances.

  • Turkeys can have heart attacks. Apparently, The United States Air Force was doing test runs and broke the sound barrier. Fields of nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

  • A large group of turkeys is called a flock.

  • Turkeys have poor night vision.

  • Turkeys can drown if they look up while it’s raining.

  • It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.

  • A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster.

  • Dang… I feel really, really bad for turkeys all of a sudden. But luckily not quite bad enough to go vegetarian this year.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Coupon Cabin

    I love saving money!! I love helping others save money, too!! I rarely leave the house on a "errand run" without a few coupons. Most stores always have an on-line coupon for savings on at least one item (Hint to the crafters: do not ever pay full price at Hobby Lobby - print out the 40% off one item coupon every time you go!!)

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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Tasty Thanksgiving recipes for a healthier holiday feast

    Thanksgiving is all about abundance or, often, overabundance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With healthy updates to classic dishes, the Thanksgiving recipes showcased here use high-impact flavors like fresh herbs, spices and seasonal fruits and vegetables to minimize the need for gobs of butter, cream and salt. Some dishes are healthy updates on classic dishes, while others are twists on traditional fare.

    For the host, there's menus and planners and budget-friendly wines, as well as new ways to use up all those turkey leftovers. If you’ve always felt daunted by the turkey carving process, there's step-by-step photos that illustrate simple instructions for success, plus other tips for a terrific stress-free holiday. If you’re not hosting this year, choose from a selection of healthy sides and scrumptious desserts. You’ll find nearly everything here to enjoy a delicious, healthy Thanksgiving.


    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    November Treasure Hunt

    Etsy's PromoFrenzyTeam 
     November TREASURE HUNT!
    It's a great opportunity to get your Holiday shopping done and get some great deals, too!  Each participating Team Shop will be running their own sale!

    Look for this picture in ONE listing in their shops: 
    You will have to click around a bit and check out some of the items to find the "treasured listing".  Once you find this picture, you will be rewarded with a special offer. Many of the shops will be using a coupon code for you to redeem their special.  The details of the special offer will be found within the description of the "treasured listing".
    This is the perfect opportunity to go through your favorite shops, find some goodies for the holidays AND get a HUGE deal!

    Have fun!  Good luck finding all the Treasured Items!
    Here is my Special at !

    Find the listing with this special picture in it and receive 10% OFF on your order. (HINT the special picture is in one of the Necklaces section listings in my shop!!) 
    Start Shopping 
    at any of these participating PromoFrenzyTeam shops:

    1. Trinkets N Whatnots -
    Handmade Button, Crystal and Pearl Jewelry

    2. Sewinggranny -
    Sewn items - baby, kitchen, home decor, holiday

    3. CalliopeAZCreations -
    Handmade Jewelry, Medicine Stones, Decorated Feathers

    4. jQ jewelry designs -
    Gemstone Jewelry that is Classic ... with an Edge

    5. KrystalsJewelry -
    Intricate Handmade Jewelry of all styles for all tastes

    6. rooee -
    Quilts & quilted things, cloth dolls, fabric postcards

    Fine Art Note Cards and Prints

    Colorful and Unique Sterling silver , Gold fill Jewelry with Genuine Gemstones and/or Polymer Clay

    Crystal Tumblestones, Natural Gemtone Jewellery & Decoupage Cards plus a bit of Vintage Jewellery

    10. Symbolic Imports -
    Handmade Bath & Body - Lip balms, Sugar Scrubs, Handmade Soaps, Perfumes & more!

    11. Beautifulswagstore -
    hair accessories, dog toys, baby gift sets, home decor, gift wrapping

    12. Bijibijoux-
    Handmade jewelry/ beads/ supplies -

    13. Newcreationz -
    Fine art and photography craft

    14. BountyOfBeads -
    Handmade Bead Dangle Drop Charm Sets and Trinity Brass Findings
    Jewelry Making Supplies

    15. Fair Lady Boutique -
    A Beading Boutique with vintage beads + components, Czech glass, gemstones, and custom made bead mixes

    16. HollysFollyGlass -
    Fine and fun Lampwork Glass Beads by artist Holly Dare.

    17. Glitterbird Glass -
    Home decor and jewelry made from beautiful fused glass.

    18. CrochetedbyCharlene -
    Beautiful crocheted afghans, accessories, and much more.

    19. Camillescloset-
    Handmade jewelery items.

    20. Prittify -
    Handmade Jewelry, Modern, Altered Art, Steampunk

    21. Crystalphotography -
    Fine Art Photography Prints and Greeting Cards

    22. iaFlowerPower -
    Whimsical Crocheted and Knitted Baby Hats and more

    23. Gabby's Quilts -
    Handcrafted Quilts, Tablerunners, Wallhangings and Embroidered Gifts

    24. CNJ Ceramics -
    Contemporary Clay Jewelry and Home Decor

    25. LostLemonade -
    Body Care Products made to cleanse, moisturize and soothe

    26. RomanticThoughts -
    Handcrafted Jewelry, PreMade Scrapbook Pages, Vintage Items and More

    27. Ooh Leela! -
    Handmade dish towels and trendy accessories

    28. KatersAcres -
    Polymer Clay Creations, Trinkets, & Treasures with a Whimsical Feel

    29. Magda -
    custom clothing, accessories and supplies

    30. Ugly Duckling Beads -
    Handmade glass beads, digital collage sheets, tutorials, and jewelry

    31. BellaTheBead -
    Handcrafted jewelry and supplies with vintage soul

    32.IdeasBloom -
    Handcrafted decorative wreaths

    33. Greenhouse Glassworks -
    Fused Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass Home Decor, and Handmade Cards and Tags

    34. Five Supplies -
    All the supplies you need to create

    35. TheMayFlower Fashions -
    Fun & Stylish Fashion Designs for Women

    36. Something Wyrd-
    Handcrafted jewelry and beaded charms

    37. iluvmarin -
    Greeting cards, scrapbooks, cupcake toppers, & festive banners

    38. Lexilouflowers -
    Hair Accessories, Feather headbands, and Hair ties

    39. Mt Baldy Glassworks
    fused glass jewelry and home decore

    40. LexiekinPrints -
    Personalized, customized and Printable Invitations, tags, cards and more!

    41. Turtlexiii-
    Sterling Silver Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Gemstones & more.

    42. IsabellesAttic-
    aprons, accessories, baby items and more

    43. AshlynDesign -
    Artisan handmade lampwork beads, metal charms, and finished jewelry

    44. eveyinorbitshop -
    Mixed media art, original aceo and zines.

    45. Suzie Tenzer -
    Original fine art paintings and prints

    46. LindaB -
    Artisan crafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, Jewish jewelry and accessories, wire beaded kippot

    47. DellCoveSpices -
    hand mixed spices, magnetic spice kits, cocktail sugars & margarita salts, organic popcorn, popcorn toppings & other treats

    48. OverTheMoonGifts -
    personalized gifts, accessories, and home decor

    49. craftycreations81 -
    Peacock feather items, wedding items and items for newborns/children

    50. nan gates designs -
    Fabric handbags, totes and accessories

    51. ProdigyCrafts -
    Crocheted Clothing, Accessories and Gifts

    To learn more about our team here is our page