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Friday, December 10, 2010

7 Reasons Not To Mess With Children (Cute)

7 Reasons Not To Mess With Children

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.

The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'

The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'

The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to 'honour' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'

From the back, one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, 'Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?'

Her mother replied, 'Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.'

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, 'Mummy, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?'

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

'Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.'

A small voice at the back of the room rang out, 'And there's the teacher, she's dead.'

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, 'Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.'

'Yes,' the class said.

'Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?'

A little fellow shouted, 'Cause your feet ain't empty.'

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

'Take only ONE . God is watching.'

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the apples.'

It doesn't matter how many people you send this to, just remember if it made you laugh, your friends will laugh too…

 I would like to thank Monica Greeno Schoeneck for sharing this with me, so I could share it with you!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Apple Ipod Touch! Giveaway!

I've taken "Living on Love and Giveaway's" words and posted below. This is a wonderful chance to win an Apple Ipod Touch!!! And there are several ways to get in more than one entries.

How many of you have been wanting an Ipod but not able to work it in the budget? Well I was lucky enough to get one for my birthday and I also got an Iphone but I only need one, so why not share the wealth. Everyone who enters has a chance to win and I think this will be either a great Christmas gift or even just a nice present to yourself. It is still brand new never been opened and ready for tons of music to be uploaded! It is 8GB has a 3.5 in screen and is beautiful. You can do face time with it which I think is awesome and I have done this on my Iphone so yes it is great. I am able to be at home and call my dad with face time and he can see his granddaughter which makes all of us happy! Maybe those of you away from home these holidays will be able to still see your loved ones. Also this has a total of 4 winners so go ahead and leave some entries!

One reader will win a 8GB Apple Ipod Touch! And 3 winners will win a $10 Itunes Card
SO run over to: Living on Love and Giveaways website and begin your chances!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

LISTIA ~ It's like Ebay but FREE

Auctions for free stuff at CLICK ON BANNER TO TAKE YOU THERE!!!!

What Is Listia?

Listia is a new kind of auction site where you bid on other people's stuff using credits instead of real money. We make it easy for users to get rid of stuff they don't need anymore and find stuff they want for free. Listia is a marketplace where people enjoy giving and getting items for free.

Every user gets 100 free credits after signing up and listing an item. The more popular your listing is, the more credits your auction will go for. You bid credits for things you want. So each thing goes to the person who wants it most! Getting more credits is easy, fun and most importantly, costs nothing!

Check this site out!!!! LISTIA. COM

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Consider the AVON Opportunity

Why not you? Why not today? AVON offers you an earning opportunity equal to your ambition. You can work as little or as much as you want in your own AVON business. I built a successful direct marketing business in my spare time. No inventory is required and training is great. You can sell through parties, online, through brochures, or any way that meets your needs. The flexibility is fantastic for busy career-focused people like me. I became an AVON rep to earn extra money. If I had known how simple and fun it would be, I would have become a rep a long time ago. I talk about AVON in my every day activities so it just works very naturally. Most of my customers are women and they hunt me down to ask for the latest brochure. It's pretty easy to sell when people are coming to me asking to buy! If you are interested in learning more about the AVON opportunity, contact me through my website or or e-mail me at and I will be happy to discuss your future with AVON. Why not today?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Audrey's Giveaways Blog is Tops

One lucky winner will receive a Glass Tile Pendant of their choice! From L'Atelier a rever eveille

Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away:

Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each Entry!

* For the first entry - Go to: L'Atelier a rever eveille Which I did and chose the Cat & Mouse Tile

Pick the Glass Tile you would like to receive if you win and come back here with the name or link.

(enter "Tile" into the search for the shop to see the selection)

* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link. (or add a picture with a link to the sidebar of your blog) As you can see I have added Audrey's Banner w/ a link to the left of my

* 1 extra entry - mention the give away on Facebook with a link, let me know that you did
I added the link and told about this great giveaway on my Facebook
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where

You can twitter this:

@audreyscrafts Win Your Choice of Glass Tile Pendant 19
I tried to twitter about this but have lost my password.
*1 extra entry for each of my other give aways you enter - just comment telling me which one you entered.
I have but it has been so long ago i have forgotten ~ my loss!!!
*1 extra entry - subscribe via email (sidebar) - find out when a New Give Away has been posted.
I was already subscribed prior to this giveaway!!!
*1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
It is there in all it glory and it is really nice!

* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased.
I am working on it, will let you know. Hugs, Rennie

The draw will take place on: March 19 @ 10PM Central

This is open to EVERYONE worldwide!

Good Luck Everyone!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

100 Uses for Skin So Soft from Avon

As many of you might know I sell Avon. I have been selling since August of 2009. I love it. It gives me a little something extra to do while i am going to school full-time.

I wanted to share with you 100 Uses for Avon's Skin So Soft. Check all these out.

100 Uses for Avon's Skin So Soft <- Click on this link to take you straight to the SKIN SO SOFT line on my website.

(Skin-So-Soft bath oil is approved by the FDA/CDA only as a bath oil. This list of uses comes from customers. Avon does not endorse the product with these uses.)

This list was compiled from various customers and sales representatives.


1. It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.

2. It can be used to remove makeup.

3. Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).

4. Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.

5. Great massage oil for tired muscles.

6. Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.

7. Cleans ink off the skin.

8. Insect repellent.

9. Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.

10. Cleans oil and grease off of skin.

11. Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).

12. It soothes light sunburn.

13. Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.

14. Rub on dry, cracked skin.... helps heal skin in 2-3 days.

15. Put 1-2 cap fills in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling smooth.

16. Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.

17. It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.

18. Cleans permanent ink off stamps.

19. SSS Original Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, but the lice were gone!!!!!!! Of course shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice were gone and stayed gone!

20. It kills ants instantly.

21. Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it's elasticity.

22. Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries.... Use about the size of a dime of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.

23. Use bath oil towelettes -- cover windowsill with towelettes to keep ants out.

24. (LICE) Sometimes, using a bath oil, like Avon's SSS, will work to loosen the glue, which holds the nits to the hair. There is a product called Neon Nits, which when sprayed on the hair, will highlight the nits so you can see them to then snip them out with a small scissors.

25. Mild cases of psoriasis.

26. Bath use, fill bath with water and a little SSS, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.


27. Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.

28. It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.

29. It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics.

30. It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.

31. It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.

32. It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.

33. It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.

34. It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.

35. It takes fur off of clothing.

36. Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.

37. Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.

38. Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.

39. Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.

40. Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.

41. Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.

42. Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.

43. It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.

44. It removes gum from carpets.

45. It removes scuffmarks from patent leather shoes.

46. Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.

47. It removes "ring around the collar".

48. It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).

49. Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.

50. It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.

51. Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.

52. Maggots too!! You squirted SSS in can and lid, then later flushed with soapy water, you shouldn't have any bugs in cans rest of summer!!!

53. It is a great furniture polish!

54. Ok, we have a new use for SSS bath oil. Put it in one of the bottle that you attach to your backyard hose and then spray down the back yard! Will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.

55. Spray it on rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them, and at the cemeteries on the flowers they put out there for the same reason.

56. Kills spiders.

57. It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.

58. Add a capful to wash water of clothes...acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.

59. Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.

60. Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.

61. Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water on tomato plants and kept those ugly old tomato worms off. I think that adding the vinegar would be fine too and would be nice not to have to shake the spray bottle all the time. Spray plants about every 2 or 3 days.

62. SSS bath oil also does a great job cleaning cherry wood cabinets.

63. Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)

64. Use to clean windows.

65. Removes crayon from most surfaces. 66. It's a great insect repellent (or you can use Bug Guard, the actual SSS repellent)

67. Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon SSS to repel no-see-'ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.

68. Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don't return to life.

69. Also if you ever make candles, use clear wax and melt put SSS in it and harden works great for out side in the summer.

70. As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.

71. Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.


72. It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream")

73. Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.

74. Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas off of them...and in between sprays them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.

75. Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells. 76. Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.

77. For dogs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet's coat once per week.

78. If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.

79. Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.

80. Flea Repellent: Avon's SSS Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.

81. Many chows have very dry and flaky skin, especially for being black. Use it about twice a month just spray it on.

82. I use the following on my horses and on my dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquito’s too but really makes your dog greasy.

83. (Barns) Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours - let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.

84. Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.

85. Avon's SSS bath oil massaged directly into the skin of your Rottweiler acts not only as a successful repellant and makes their dogs smell good but helps prevent drying and itchy skin.

86. A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don't like it either! Spread the word!

87. Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR LICKING -------The SSS plus is safe as long as it is the one without sunscreen.

88. Don't overuse the SSS. I just use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. My cat's sensitive and we're being careful. Common sense is the rule. Sprinkling Yeast on the cat food helps, too. My cat's fur is medium-length; he's part Persian, and he's doing fine, no ill effects from the SSS. You can check with your vet to be sure if it's okay...


89. SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it. The farrier's wife will appreciate this one!

90. SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Generally we used baby oil but it was so messy. I tried SSS and it works great and still helps keep bugs away.

91. I have a show mare that has allergies and also gets dry skin very easily so I started giving her baths in SSS. What I do is bathe her like normal and then I put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her hair coat dries silky soft and she quits itching. Works for her.

92. The bug guard towelettes we had last summer work great on the horse’s ears and around their eyes.

93. When I have to band (braid) their manes I use the Techniques Oil Sheen. It seems to help hold the braids a lot better and they don't try to rub them out.

94. The dry end serum works great in their tails as a detangler. Everything I have mentioned here I use faithfully on our show horses. The products are a heck of a lot cheaper than actual horse products. People see me using these products at the horse shows and start inquiring about them. I usually let them take my bottles and try them on their horses at the show, which usually ends up in a sale for me.


95. It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.

96. Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.

97. After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new. 98. Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.

99. Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.

100. It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic's Hands).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

To Partner Up With AVON

Fergie’s first brush with the beauty world came last year when she partnered with MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign to raise money and awareness for the MAC AIDS fund. “It’s very important to me to work with a company that has supported real issues,” Fergie said. “It makes me feel like a better person when it’s not just about me.”

While the name and exact composition of the upcoming scent with Avon are still being finalized, Fergie described her debut fragrance as “fresh and alluring.” She hinted, “The vibe for the scent is for the woman who wears it to feel confident and not be afraid to be noticed.”

Advertising for the fragrance is being shot in Los Angeles today by photographer Mario Sorrenti. A global print, television and digital campaign is scheduled to bow next September. Avon executives said they will be targeting beauty and entertainment books as well as embarking on some new digital advertising initiatives.

“We sought Fergie for the fact that she was a diverse addition to our already diverse alliance strategy,” said Tracy Roe Haffner, Avon’s vice president of global fragrance marketing and strategic alliances. “We are not just looking for celebrities or designers; we wanted a wide range of equities that would appeal to people across the globe. Fragrance is about aspirations, and Fergie is a confident, sexy woman who is not afraid to be herself. She is a very global celebrity who is exciting to women everywhere.”

The new fragrance is one of many projects keeping Fergie busy this fall.

Having just competed the Japanese, Australian and New Zealand leg of a one-and-a-half-year-long world tour with The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie is also getting ready for the November premiere of her new film “Nine” where she will appear alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson. The songstress is also promoting her shoe line with Brown Shoe Co., which hit stores earlier in the year, and collaborating with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash on two new tracks. “I’m working with Cypress Hill on one of the songs, and working with these people gives me a chance to explore another side of me, more rock ’n’ roll,” she said.

This weekend, the newlywed is looking forward to squeezing in some quality time with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, whom she married in January.

“We’re having a romantic rendezvous in Oklahoma where I am opening for U2,” she said. “We’re actually both in high-work mode right now, which is very healthy. He is filming a movie in Atlanta right now, so I am usually waking up when he is going to bed.”

Fergie adds luster to Avon’s growing list of high-profile names — some of which, at first glance, extend beyond what may seem like a natural fit for the direct seller. Avon’s celebrity alliances also have allowed the company to raise the price points on its fragrances.

“We felt that a designer stable could help us to continue to elevate our share in mass premium fragrance and to elevate the [brand] image, and it has been an extraordinary success and we are extremely pleased with the fragrance business we’ve been able to grow year on year since 2006,” Jung said. “It builds image, it allows pricing power and there is a strong desire to buy a piece of celebrity,” Jung said. “These strategic alliances in my mind have step-changed our success in the category.” She added the each of celebrity scents have global reach.

BMO Capital analyst Connie Maneaty, Avon’s celebrity strategy, “adds a little sparkle, and it helps the brand profile.” Maneaty added, “There’s a positive benefit for the representatives, too. It makes the products easier to sell.”

Avon representative Marie Benoit-Wilcox of Irvington, N.J., said, “It’s a plus because it puts Avon in a higher class bracket.” Benoit-Wilcox, a top earner for Avon, added the celebrity name may get a customer’s attention, “and I can then introduce them to additional Avon product as well.”

As for whether Avon plans to scout more high-profile names, Jung said, “We will have a continued pipeline of designers and celebrities for the foreseeable future that will we add to the stable.”


HGTV Dream House
Giveaway ~ Enter

You can enter once a day for your chance to win HGTV Dream Home 2010 Giveaway — a grand
prize package worth more than $2 million!

The grand prize includes:
A custom-built luxuriously furnished home
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An all-new 2010 GMC® Terrain
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You Could Live in Beautiful New Mexico

Remember you can enter daily by re-entering your e-mail address on the ENTER PAGE every day through February 19, 2010, at 5 pm!!!

HGTV Dream Home 2010, an all-new 2010 GMC® Terrain and $500,000 to live the dream!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

You just have to try this!!!

I just found out about Swagbucks yesterday but I am really excited to stumle upon it. I'm still trying to figure it all out but it looks like so much fun. I have added plenty of info and links for you to check it out. I have a Swagbucks widget at the very bottom of my blog. Check it out too.

Here's tons of info on Swagbucks.....start grabbing your money now!!!

What is Swagbucks? Unless you live under a rock, you know how much I love my Google-powered search engine, Swagbucks (SB)! I get the same search results as I would with Google, but I have the added benefit of earning digital dollars by using it for the daily searches I already make! It’s pretty much a no-brainer!

What can I buy with Swagbucks? After my digi dollars (SB) add up, I can go shopping and get FREE stuff! My friend managed to earn about $250 in Amazon gift cards since March of 2009.

How Do I Earn Swagbucks? You earn Swagbucks by searching the web, inviting friends (this is the biggee), promoting the site, and by joining/following Swagbucks’ Facebook page, YouTube page & Twitter account. You also win Swagbucks via codes the Swagbucks guys give out just about every day!

How Can I Get Started? Sign up for a Swagbucks Account . It only takes 30 seconds! You get 3 Swagbucks just for signing up! Of course, I’d love you FOREVER, if you sign up using my link!

1. Refer your friends & family to Swagbucks. For every friend who signs up, you’ll receive a free Swagbuck in your account! Post your link on Facebook, forums, Twitter & your Blog to promote your Swagbucks account.

2. Download their toolbar which fits nicely into Internet Explorer or Firefox. The toolbar will allow you to use the Swagbucks search engine for your normal daily searches. Each search has a chance to win you $1,$2,$5,$10 Swagbucks! Not every search will win you a prize. On Fridays (Mega Swagbuck Days), you can win up to $100 Swagbucks in one search!

3. Sign up for their newsletter. There’s always a secret swag code inside!

4. Check the Swagbucks blog for information on codes, updates and contests. They always have a “treasure hunt” on national holidays!

5. Follow and check Swagbucks Twitter for codes. Every Tuesday, tweet the “Phrase of the Day” for a chance to win some serious Swagbucks!

6. Join and check the Swagbucks facebook page for free codes & trivia, especially in the evenings.

7. Advertise using a Banner. Put it in your UBB code signature or your email signature!

2010 Census:
Be Cautious

I was reading this article avbout the Census starting up and I have the upmost respect for the Census workers. My mom did it for a year and she worked so hard and did a lot of walking but there were a few facts in here that I was not aware of so I copied the article for all of you to read about what to give a Census worker and what NOT to give them.

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.

The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:

If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door:
  • they will have a badge
  • a handheld device
  • a Census Bureau canvas bag
  • a confidentiality notice.
Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions.
  • Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information.
However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home.

Do not give your:
  •  Social Security number
  • your credit card
  • banking information to anyone
Even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.

While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Anyone asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.



Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Avon site's Virtual Makeup

Great fun ahead. Go to my link and sign-up and you can upload a picture of yourself and apply Avon products to your face. This is fun because you can check out colors you might not normally wear and see how you look in different colors.

If you would like to have some Avon catalogs and samples just let me know and I can bring them to you. Again to access this link click the title above. Check out all the great goodies Avon has instore for you. Check out the clearance and Top rated items. You can even read reviews about products you are interested.

You may order directly on my site or call me at 931-304-1093 and place your order directly for me.

I will be placing my Campaign 3 orders 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 26. If you want to order before then just go through the website. Again let me know if you are interested in receiving some catalogs. I can order back 2 Campaigns. We are currently on Campaign 3 but I have extra books 1 thru 2.

The greatest thing too about Avon, if you order it and you don't like the color, or if you order say shoes and you don't like the fit, don't like them period, I will return your item either for another color, size, or simply refund you your money.

Please feel free to call me for any of your Avon needs.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Our 13th Wedding Anniversary Rings In the New Year

Joey and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary on New Year's Eve. Every year we venture out finding a great place to celebrate our Anniversary. Since it falls on New Years Eve, it is never hard to find some wonderful place to stay and ring in the New Year together.

This year our daughter, Tay, asked why did she never get to go out with us on New Year's Eve. We explained because it is always our wedding anniversary. As we joke as often as we do, we told her light-heatedly that she can celebrate New Year's Eve on our 25th. In fact she can host a party for us.

We really hadn't made any plans before the day. Our dear friends Chris and Daughn called and asked if we would like to come to their house for their NYE party. Daughn said, I know it's your Anniversary but we wanted to invite you anyway." We told her we would love to come. They are the kind of friends who are always there for anyone and we love being around them. We enjoy spending time with people with positive attitudes.

It just so happened that their son, Zach, was having a few friends over as well. Tay was immediately invited. So we were excited to let her know she WAS spending the New Year with us after all.

It was an amazing party. Several couples and friends were there. Poor Daughn tried to teach us all to play Bunco. We played but aren't sure if we ever got it right but it was hilarious that not a one of us knew how to play, yet we tried so very hard. I think it was more fun that way.

Chris and Daughn surprised us with this cake that was a small Wedding cake. On top were a little champagne bottle, a Happy Anniversary banner, Joey and my name, and two tiny champagne flutes with champagne in them. We were so overwhelmed that they went to so much trouble to include our Anniversary into the NYE party.

The time flew so fast and it was midnight before we knew it. We switched on the TV just in time for the ball to start to fall in New York.