Looking for Black Friday Deals

I haven’t ever really been a Black Friday shopping kind of person but this year I thought I would check out some of the Black Friday Deals on Amazon. I love shopping on Amazon most any other time and with some gift codes built up I am thinking maybe I could get my daughter a new Wii game since most of the games we have are for her brother.  I know that Miss Ki would like all three of the following Wii games:

  • iCarly: iJoin the Click!
  • Kidz Bop Dance Party
  • Pac-Man Party

I don’t know if I will actually buy anything tonight online with all the deals starting early online or if I will be the normal last minute shopper I always am but for now I am suring and trying to find all the deals to see if anything catches my eye …. I know I would love to find an awesome deal for a flat panel TV that is 40″ or bigger so that we can see the TV from our couch better! That is one thing that is on J’s wish list every year!

So are you shopping on Black Friday at the stores or you are shopping online instead? What about Cyber Monday, do you wait to do shopping then?

Tis the Season For … Chocolate

I am not a super huge chocolate addict, but when I am craving chocolate I best have some. Which is why I enjoy stocking up on my favorite chocolate items from chocolate chips to munch on to Butterfingers, I enjoy keeping a hidden stash of chocolate around.

It is now that time of year where families are getting together, eating sweets, treats and meals. Sitting down and giving thanks and talking about Christmas being just around the corner. I love Christmas, more so than Thanksgiving. It’s pretty, there are lights lit up everywhere, you can visit Santa Claus’ home in a nearby town here and you get chocolate in your stocking! Santa treats me good with that stuff!

I enjoy the holidays and love sleeping all day really, but I don’t get to sleep all day tomorrow. My mother in law is on her way as I write this and she will be spending a couple nights here. My mother in law will also be doing a majority of the cooking, that is her speciality, I am certainly not a bad cook but I will let her do her specials! I would probably over cook the turkey and burn the side dishes, she’s way more creative and I love her cooking!

So enjoy your time together as a family, the holidays are a coming and so is … chocolate! Delicious, yummy, heavenly … chocolate!

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A Yummy Recipe with Pumpkins & Butterscotch

I get a Disney Family.com newsletter every so often and I usually delete it because my inbox is so full and my to-do list keeps increasing, I quite simply don’t have time to read it, but that is not to say there are not times when I keep it in my inbox hoping to have time to read it. Well today I got some recipe ideas from the newsletter and let me tell you what; with my mother in law coming to visit for a few days I wanted to try to do something … maybe make a dessert since she is an awesome cooker I know I won’t have to cook a lot but since I will have guests I want to do something. I thought this recipe sounded delicious so I am sharing it with you all …

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

By Alison Needham

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 30 minutes
Yield: 3 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 extra large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients into a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix to combine. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 18 minutes, or until firm on the edges. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

What do you think? Sound delicious to you too?

This recipe was shared in full here, and is where I found it, but I wanted to share it because it sounds so yummy!

Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for Wii #CarsToonGame

My family received a copy of Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for the Wii console. When this video game first arrived in it’s package I held it in my hands and my four year old looks up at me to say “Mama open it up I think it’s my game for the Wii”. Mind you this boy has been saying that a new Mario Kart game is heading our way and will arrive in a box for at least a month, so he’s certainly on the gamer mindset.

I placed Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales for the Wii into my game system after we were done enjoying outdoor play time and oh my gosh!!! My four year old was super excited and so was my eight year old daughter. This game has become a family favorite, not to mention Mater is totally cool.

The kids get to play different modes on the game to enjoy fun times together, unlock various levels and earn trophies. This is all what I gathered form watching them play. I am not a big gamer person, I enjoy watching them play and cheering them on while laughing at some of the cute little cartoon type scenarios in the game too! For instance, there is one part where Mater shows off and tips this big monster over by literally clipping a chain to the arena area and driving off, very cute! Here is the monster I am talking about …

I know this is a great game for any family who enjoys a game now again on the Wii console! Fun times, laughter and smiles for sure when you play Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales.

Learn more about Cars Toon: Maters Tall Tales on their website. Purchase this Wii game on Amazon.com if you have a gamer on your holiday gift giving list this year.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Disney Interactive Studios and received the Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales Wii game to facilitate my review.”

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Woke Up to Internet Issues

I woke up this morning figured I would write a couple blog posts and schedule them out, well found out after writing a really long awesome post to publish that the satellite usage was sucked dry! We have a limit, within 24 hours we can only use 625mb on this internet plan. We never, ever go below using 50% at most, so it’s never been an issue. During 2am to 7am we have unlimited download usage so thats when we can schedule to download updates for the computer along with any other big updates.

Last night Justin was reformatting his computer and playing around on it, well the clock reset so his downloads that were scheduled correctly between 2am and 7am EST were downloading at 9am this morning and sucked the internet dry! We looked and found out Justin’s PC stated that it was after 9am … so his clock had been messed up when he did some reformatting or whatever he was up to last night.

The awesome thing is, we get one token that is complimentary each month to reset the satellite usage. We used that token this morning and my throat was cleared up! I tell you I had  frog in my throat tears were ready to flow and everything! I need internet at a normal speed to work, the dial up speed was not going to allow me to get a thing done today!

We are back up and running and from now on will keep an eye on our PC clocks to ensure they are set to the right time! Lesson learned!

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