Archive for June, 2012

Photo Post – River boating

I wanted to post a new photo post for you all.  We recently took a little boat trip out on a nearby river and here are just a few shots I took.  It was very peaceful and we were able to spend quite a few hours out on the water.  Though right now in my area it is way too hot unless you’re getting in the water or you go out really early!  I’ve got a few shots here of a bridge we came upon and went under then just some general shots of landscapes as we cruised along.






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Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle

The Full-Time Parent's Guide To Earning Extra IncomeThe full-time Parent’s Guide to Earning Extra Income

Go to "Super Simple Yoga - 20 Simple Yoga Poses to Start Looking Great!" page Super Simple Yoga

Growing Herbs Indoors : Your Guide To Growing Herbs In Containers For A Vibrant Indoor Herb Garden Growing Herbs Indoors

Asian Recipes - 50 Tasty & Easy Unique Exotic Recipes (With Images Of Each Dish And Chef's Note) Asian Recipes – 50 Tasty & Easy Unique Exotic Recipes (with images and chef’s notes)

Delectable Desserts - 24 Yummy Cookie & Brownie Recipes24 Yummy Cookie & Brownie Recipes

The Breakfast Taco BookThe Breakfast Taco


Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need10001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes

Two Tears in a BucketTwo Tears in a Bucket

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really WantLiving Rich by Spending Smart

My Scripture Journal: Fearing the Lord (My Scripture Journal: Bible Reading Plans)My Scripture Journal

Better Off Without Him (Romantic Comedy)Better off Without Him (romantic comedy)


Crowdtap & Old Navy – Swimwear Sample Review

Today I wanted to share with you another great opportunity I received from Crowdtap and Old Navy.

Just a reminder about what Crowdtap is.  It is a great website that promotes word of mouth advertising and gives brands a chance to hear exactly what consumers want.  You can participate in different missions, do what they call as quick hits, where you answer questions about brands which help you get into the missions and also actions where you can be accepted in to discussions for different brands and give your opinions.  It is a great website and if you would like to join after reading my review to try to get into missions like this, this is a link you can use to sign up.  It is free to join.

Now that you know what Crowdtap is, here is my sample share opportunity this time.  It was an Old Navy sample share for a free swimwear item.  I was sent one coupon for me and one coupon for a friend to get free swimwear at Old Navy.  We were able to get any style we liked; one piece, bikini, monokini, tankini.  Any of them were free with this coupon.

We went through the week again and I think that really is the best time to go.  The store had some shoppers but not an overwhelming amount.  There were plenty of dressing rooms available so we had no problem getting in to try on the swimsuits we liked.  There was a fairly good variety of almost all styles.  They did have one style that I was interested in that didn’t have my size, so that was disappointing.  My sister had no problem finding her size in the tankini she was interested in.  I ended up trying on some one piece suits as I already have lots of bikinis, a monokini and a tankini at home.  I like to have a variety.  I was pretty happy with all the suits I tried on.  I opted for a one piece gray control max suit.  I chose it because I liked the way it fit plus I liked the style.  My sister really liked the tankini she tried on as well.  We took our coupons to the register with our selections and had no problem using them to get the free suits.  The cashier was very impressed with the coupons and wondered where I got them, so of course I told her about Crowdtap.  I was able to get about a $40 product free!  We really appreciate Crowdtap and Old Navy offering this opportunity.

Old Navy has some really cute suits, so if you are in the market for a new one… go check them out. ( )  Also, if you want to be part of programs like this join up on Crowdtap.       ( )

~ Michelle

Free Personalized Father’s Day Card

Hurry and grab this great deal!  Right now the is offering 1 FREE father’s day card.  I was able to personalize mine and insert a photo of my husband and boys to the design I picked all for free with free shipping!  What a wonderful thing to surprise the father in your life with.

Pick out the design you like, personalize, then at check out use the promo code LUVDAD2 and get your card for FREE!  Be sure to order before 6/10/12 to get it in time for Father’s Day. (Valid in US only)



Any man can be a father.  It takes someone special to be a dad.  ~Author Unknown

Photo Post – Making a splash

Over the past weekend I got together with some family and friends.  We were invited to a pool party/fish fry at a friend’s house.  We all had a great time and gave me a great opportunity to capture some neat photos.  The only down side was the temperatures dropped in our area a few days before which made the pool water so cold.  Of course, you can’t keep the kids out of the water no matter how cold.  lol    You just had to jump in because there was no easing into it. 🙂  Here are some action shots and big splashes I captured.


and the aftermath!  Gotcha = )



The last two of the splashes, I made a little larger because they seem distorted and didn’t look right to me when I put them in the post.  Plus you can really the see the detail better when they are enlarged.  I loved capturing the splashes because every one was so different.  Feel free to leave comments.



Photos-Basketball Dog

I’ve got another photo post I wanted to put up.  I saw a photo contest for a local store and you could enter into different categories… one happened to be best dressed.  My poor dog, Bandit, was my model for this photo shoot.  I personally think he is super cute and here are a few of the shots I got.  I still don’t know what I’ll choose for the contest and I actually have more shots to go through but here are a few I’ve chosen to share with you all. 🙂

This first one I actually edited to black and white and came back in and added spots of color to make it pop (I love to do that and use it for my kids photos as well).

This next one… since he is wearing a basketball jersey… to me says “Coach, put me in!”  People get such a kick out of him because he stands up like a person sometimes when he is watching stuff.

Last one for this post… Finally I got the ball!

He is so funny to watch.  He actually kicks it around more like a soccer ball.  My husband and kids love to roll the ball towards him and watch him move it around the yard.

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