Welcome To The Easter Egg Hunt

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I wanted to do something fun for Easter, and what is more fun than an Easter Egg Hunt? Here are the rules for the hunt:

Follow the clues to find all of the 12 eggs hidden on my blog.

When you find an egg, click on it to “pick it  up”

When you have found all 12 eggs, you will be forwarded to a Giveaway Tools entry form to enter to win either a $25 Amazon Gift Code or $25 USD via Paypal. The giveaway is open to everyone who finds the 12 eggs.

Here is the first egg:

To find the next egg, click here.

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Crepe Erase First Impression

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Crepe Erase. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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Crepe Erase Introductory System

Crepe Erase Introductory System

I am a sixty-something year old grandma. I like to think that I take good care of my skin, and try to make myself look presentable most of the time. But when it comes to certain parts of me, getting older also means getting more lines and more sagging places of my skin. So, when I was asked to try Crepe Erase for two weeks, I thought, Why not? Crepe Erase is a revolutionary 2-step system formulated with TRUFirm to visibly smooth, firm and lift dry, aging skin.

My first impression of Crepe Erase, when I opened the tube of Exfoliating Body Polish was that it smelled good. If I get a new product and it doesn’t smell very good, there is not much chance that I will continue to use it. So, for me, the smell is a big part of the overall product. The Exfoliating Body Polish has granules in it that help slough away dry skin, and invigorate your senses when you use it.

When I opened the jar of Intensive Body Repair Treatment, it reminded me of a cold cream that my mother used when I was a little girl back in the late 1950’s. I always thought she was so beautiful when she used that cold cream, and wanted to be just like her when I grew up. It is thick, and creamy, and feels good on my skin.

I would say that overall, my first impression of Crepe Erase Introductory System was positive. It appealed to my sense of smell, sight, and touch , and brought me a pleasant memory of my mother.

I am looking forward to using the Crepe Erase products, the new way to transform aging skin on the neck, chest, arms and legs.  I have the crepey looking skin in several places, but I will be focusing on my neck, chin, and around the laugh lines of my face, because those are the most visible places.

I’ll be sharing how the Crepe Erase products have worked for me. I hope that they work as advertised to help me look a bit younger, to have a soft feel to my skin, and make the transformation of my old, crepey looking neck and arms to a younger look.

Looking For A New Home? Zillow Can Help You Find It!

Fabgrandpa and I started looking for a house in the summer of 2010. At that time, we were in Arizona, working at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The houses we were looking at were in west Georgia. Now, you may be scratching your head, wondering how in the heck were pulled that off. The answer: Zillow.

Zillow is an app for your smartphone or tablet, that shows houses for sale or rent in just about every neighborhood in the United States. Zillow has for sale listings, as well as for sale by owner (FSBO) homes, foreclosures, new construction, and rentals. You can search by zip code, price range, number of bathrooms, size of the lot, and many other ways.

Because we used Zillow, and looked at houses online for over a year, we knew exactly what was available to us for purchase in the West Georgia area. We wanted a small house on 2-5 acres, in the country, not in a subdivision, that we could buy for less than $50,000. Our friends and co-workers laughed at us, because they thought we were crazy, thinking we could buy a house anywhere for less than $50,000, much less on 2 or more acres.

When we came to Georgia in the off season in the winter of 2011, we only looked at 2 houses before we bought the house we live in now. It is a comfy little house with two bedrooms, one bathroom, all on one level, on five acres, and the price we paid? $45,000.

I still look at Zillow often, because I can find out who bought the house down the street, and how much they paid for it. I can find out if what we are being taxed on our house is in line with what the neighbors are being charged. I can find out how much houses in my area are selling for so that if someone I know is looking, I can help them look without ever leaving the house.

And, it is fun to look at the price range of houses for sale in towns we drive through on our way to a vacation destination.

So, if you are looking for a house to rent or buy, what are you waiting for? Go on over to Zillow and get the app today! Your perfect house is waiting for you to find it.

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Perfect Bars Are A Gluten Free Tasty Treat

This post is sponsored by Perfect Bars

Perfect Bars Come in many varieties

Perfect Bars Come in many varieties

The Story

In the mid-1960s, the Dad of this family, Dr. Bud Keith, opened one of the first gyms — Healthouse Gym and Juice Bar in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA.  Knowing that what we eat has a direct effect on how we feel, he worked with Jack LaLanne to help change the way people viewed health and fitness. His belief was that “whole foods are the only acceptable source of nourishment for your body.”

Peanut Butter Mini Bar

Peanut Butter Mini Bar

What Makes Them Perfect

1. They are Non GMO

Perfect Bars use foods that are Non GMO and they test the finished product to make sure there are no GMO’s in them

2. Complex Carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates ensure your energy levels last. Their vegan  flavor    uses low glycemic organic dates as the sweetener. And they use NO refined sugar… ever.

3. Protein

All of their bars are made with high quality whole food protein, which is necessary for muscle repair and recovery.

4. 20 Super Foods

More than 20 nutrient-dense organic whole foods are great source of vitamins and minerals on-the-go. With ingredients such as kale, spinach, alfalfa and celery, you can tell your Mama that you’re eating your vegetables!

5. Gluten Free

No Gluten in any of their bars. Nothing more needs to be said.

6. Good Fats

They use nut butters in their bars that are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are the good fats that your body needs.

Almond Butter Mini Bar

Almond Butter Mini Bar

The Products

All of the Perfect Bars contain no preservatives, so the first thing you will notice about them is that they are found in the refrigerated section of your store. When you get them home, you need to store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for as long as possible.

These bars are made with peanut butter, almond butter, honey, and other natural fruits and ingredients. My favorite was the Cranberry Crunch:

Cranberry Crunch Perfect Bar

Cranberry Crunch Perfect Bar

The Cranberry Crunch Perfect Bar was delicious. It tasted fresh. Because I have dentures, it is difficult for me to eat nutrition bars that have nuts in them. These are made with nut butter, so there was no problem with that!

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The Cranberry Crunch Perfect bar has 200 calories, and 19 grams of carbohydrate, so it makes a good breakfast on the go or midafternoon snack for someone with diabetes.

The other flavors available from Perfect Bars are:

Carob Chip, Fruit & Nut, Almond Acai, Almond Butter, Almond Coconut, Peanut Butter, and Mini Peanut Butter and Mini Almond Butter.

What is your favorite flavor?

Becca and Ken Visit From Canada

I hadn’t see my daughter, Becca, since 2012, when she came from Calgary to take care of me when I came home from the hospital in Flagstaff. When she told me she was coming to visit, I was so happy! They were in Georgia for about 12 days, but only on our side of town for about 4 of those days. They visited Ken’s family, and took a short vacation to Savannah before coming here.

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We didn’t do a whole lot of stuff together. On the first night here, I cooked a big fat hen, made my famous potato salad, and roasted some asparagus. It was just enough food, and boy was it ever delicious.

Fabgrandpa, Becky, Emily, Parker, Thomas

Fabgrandpa, Becky, Emily, Parker, Thomas

On the second night, Becca, Ken, Fabgrandpa, and I drove the 50 miles or so to Austell, GA to Wallace’s Barbecue to meet up with the rest of the family. We had a table for 14! I was a happy Fabgrandma to have all my children and all of my grandchildren together. Well, except for Rafe, Becky’s husband, who was at home babysitting an appliance repair person at their new house, and Sarah, my granddaughter, who lives in Tennessee.

Becca and Fabgrandpa, also known as Daddy Jim

Becca and Fabgrandpa, also known as Daddy Jim

Me and son in law, Ken

Me and son in law, Ken

Spencer and his Dad, Thomas

Spencer and his Dad, Thomas

Me with Owen

Me with Owen

Becca and Seth

Becca and Seth

Owen, his mama Sarah, and sister Amelia

Owen, his mama Sarah, and sister Amelia

Parker trying really hard not to look at me.

Parker trying really hard not to look at me.

Most of my family: I love them all so much!

Most of my family: I love them all so much!

Owen and Sarah.

Owen and Sarah.

Michael--still can't believe he is 18 already.

Michael–still can’t believe he is 18 already.

Ha ha, look at that face! He was afraid I was gonna kiss him in public!

Ha ha, look at that face! He was afraid I was gonna kiss him in public!

So I did! hahaha. He is a good sport.

So I did! hahaha. He is a good sport.

Poppa Jim brought Owen a fan. He is a fan of fans. This one occupied his attention all evening.

Poppa Jim brought Owen a fan. He is a fan of fans. This one occupied his attention all evening.

Amelia walked right up to Ken, which surprised me because she had never met him before. She was showing him her earrings and telling him about them.

Amelia walked right up to Ken, which surprised me because she had never met him before. She was showing him her earrings and telling him about them.

Me with all my girls: Emily, (holding Parker), Sarah, Me, Becky, and Becca, with Amelia in front.

Me with all my girls: Emily, (holding Parker), Sarah, Me, Becky, and Becca, with Amelia in front.

Poppa holding his girl, Amelia

Poppa holding his girl, Amelia

Cousins, Spencer and Michael.

Cousins, Spencer and Michael.

Most of the boys: Seth, Thomas, Michael, Spencer,Owen. We are missing Rafe, Fabgrandpa and Ken.

Most of the boys: Seth, Thomas, Michael, Spencer,Owen. We are missing Rafe, Fabgrandpa and Ken.

Cousins: Spencer and Amelia.

Cousins: Spencer and Amelia. Posing with the Wallace Barbecue Pig

Cousins: Spencer and Owen with the pig

Cousins: Spencer and Owen with the pig

Our time together was over way too soon, but they say they are coming back next spring. I can hardly wait!

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