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Tammy Litke is a Dallas blogger, blogging since 2008.  She loves to watch movies, play video games, spend time in the kitchen, and travel.  Between recipes and reviews you'll find many helpful and some just plain funny posts on her blog. Welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while!

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Sunday
Nov232014

#GivingTuesday: Double the Impact with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts

Take a break from the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving and join with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts to celebrate generosity during the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2, 2014. For the first 3,100 donations made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvision.org) to World Vision on Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company focused on personalized totes, purses, home organization solutions and more – will donate a Hope Kit tote filled with hygiene supplies to a woman or girl in need in the U.S.

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Saturday
Nov222014

Farming Simulator 15 | Welcome to the New Generation of Farming Simulator!

 Simulator 15 lets you manage your own farm in and open world filled with improved details and visual effects from the previous version thanks to a brand new graphics and physics engine!

You can harvest, breed animals, sell fresh products and drive over a hundred authentic farm vehicles.

 

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Thursday
Nov202014

2014 Moms Meet WOW Summit

In early November I had the chance to go to the 2014 Moms Meet WOW Summit.  If you're unfamiliar with Moms Meet they are a company that works with brands to get the opinions of consumers (like you and me!) by supplying a "mom" with samples and she hosts a sampling time to share the product with her friends and family.  It's an easy thing to do with no pressure, and the companies Moms Meet works with genuinely want to know your feedback, good AND bad.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Grapevine Mills' Holiday Fashion Preview

Last week I was invited to a sneak peek of the holiday fashions and gift trends at Grapevine Mills.  Grapevine Mills, located in Grapevine, TX is the largest outlet mall in North Texas.  They have begun a renovation on the mall which will be finished next year, which will give it a new sleek look, befitting many of the upscale retailers that are in the mall.

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Thursday
Nov202014

Slip(per) into Something a Little More Comfortable

There’s nothing like sliding feet into a comfy pair of slippers at the end of a long day. Featuring SmartGel® technology, the Geluxury Slippers provide comfort and skin repair at the same time.  Infused with  7 botanical oils and ceramides, the dermatologist tested SmartGel® is formulated to restore, repair and rejuvenate distressed skin on the feet. The Geluxury Slippers are fully lined  with a contoured fit, providing treatment to the entire foot. With regular use, these moisture replenishing slippers will soften and smooth dry, rough skin and calluses, while repairing damaged cuticles and nail beds.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

DIY Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

DIY Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

This holiday season, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas invites you to bring a personal touch back into the season by creating DIY holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Nielsen-Massey believes that, when it comes to holiday gifting, it truly is the thought that counts, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade gift?

Whether looking to let a teacher know how much she is appreciated, brighten the mail-carrier’s day, or surprise a coworker, DIY gifts are the perfect way to show how much you care.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

My Husband Started #HintingSeason When He Saw the LG OLED TV at Best Buy

When it comes to TVs and media equipment my husband has always been an early adopter.  He had a laser disc player before anyone even knew what they were (what, you don't know what that is?  Okay most people didn't LOL!).  We had one of the first 3D TVs on the market.  We actually replaced our TV not very long ago, and yet every. single. time. we walk into a Best Buy store, my husband gravitates to the TVs to see what's the latest technology so he can make a list (and check it twice!).

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Taza! Drama Free Stemless Wine Glasses

NEVER BREAK A GLASS AGAIN! With Taza! drama-free glasses you can entertain in style, without the worries. Their glasses are known for their brilliant clarity—such clarity that makes them easily mistaken as crystal. Unlike crystal, however, these glasses won’t crack or break, which makes them ideal for entertaining anywhere, anytime.  These shatterproof 16oz glasses allow you to enjoy your wine (or any drink) indoors or outdoors (think pool, patio, boat, campground, RV, etc)!

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Dresdener Eierschecke | Egg Custard Cake

Growing up with German parents in Canada and now living in the United States, many years we have had the privilige to celebrate Thanksgiving three times in one year :)

German Thanksgiving is typically celebrated the first Sunday in October, Canadian Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October and of course American Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Levana Baby Monitor

Having a new baby in the house is both exciting and a bit terrifying.  The new bundle of joy is simply adorable, but leaving him alone in his crib, bassinet, or swing can cause anxiety in even the most seasoned parents!  Video baby monitors are the perfect way to give new parents peace of mind while their baby is asleep.  The Levana Sophia™ Video Baby Monitor has many unique features that are parent and baby-friendly.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

From Start to Finish - 12 Recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast

I lucked out this year when it comes to making the turkey.  We're celebrating Thanksgiving with some good friends, and they offered to cook the turkey on their grill.  Yay for me!  On the other hand, I am bringing a couple of sides and some sweets so I needed to get some ideas on what to bring along.

I made a Foodie collection with some recipes that I found from some major food websites and some blogs.  There's lots here to inspire you!

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Monday
Nov172014

#ThankfullySweet Apple Pie Waffles - It's Okay to Have Dessert for Breakfast!

#ThankfullySweet Apple Pie Waffles

I cannot be the only one that during the holidays has looked at what's in the fridge and chosen to pull out a leftover piece of pie for breakfast...right?! Yummm...  The other day I used the pie for breakfast idea and took it one step further.  I deconstructed a Mrs. Smith's Dutch Apple Pie that I purchased in the freezer section (along with some Cool Whip) at Walmart and added it to our waffle batter to make Apple Pie Waffles.

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Monday
Nov172014

Coffee Bean Beaded Bracelet with Tagua

Coffee, it's like my life blood.  I literally inhale it in the mornings, and it is my go to beverage of choice nearly 100% of the time.  So when I was offered the chance to review one of Artisans in the Andes' Coffee Bean Beaded Bracelets with a center Tagua Nut in it, well of course I said yes!  (In case you don't know, like I did not, a tagua nut is the seed of a tropical palm tree.)

 

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Sunday
Nov162014

Low Calorie Sunset Floats

Low Calorie Sunset Floats - Using Yogurt & Fruit instead of Ice Cream and Sunkist TEN & Canada Dry TEN - You have festive drinks without all the calories!

I know a good many of you have already been hit with a deep freeze this year.  While it's not quite so cold in North Texas, it's still pretty nippy and what I wouldn't do to spend a few days in the tropics.  Since that won't be happening any time soon, I whipped up some tropical flavored floats.  Being as the holidays are just around the corner and I'd prefer to watch my calories sooner rather than later, I made these to be low calorie using Sunkist TEN and Canada Dry TEN.  All of the flavor of an ice cream float, but using fruit, yogurt and the #drinkTEN sodas, a lot lower in calories than a traditional one.

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Sunday
Nov162014

Vanishing Ink : A Great New Book for the Whole Family | Kickstarter Campaign

My regular readers know that my daughter is huge into art.  Right now she's studying in the school of Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and majoring in video game design.  But what she's learning could take her in any number of directions once she graduates from college, including animation and illustrating.  My eyes are always on the lookout for things she would find interesting and would enjoy and I just recently became aware of the book "Vanishing Ink."

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Saturday
Nov152014

Thanksgiving Treat Tag Printables 

By the time November rolls around, if you're like me, you're wishing time would stop for a couple of hours each day so that you can get everything done.  When my daughter was younger I had the best intentions to thank the people that were teaching her and keeping her safe with baked goodies...but usually it never happened.  Then I told myself...it's okay to cheat!  And by cheat I mean pick up some treats at the grocery store bakery. 

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