Saturday, October 04, 2008


Moneyology a website and book series created by Alan Wolan is such a cool concept! 

This is the description of the book from the website : 

"Moneyology 1 teaches your child the basics of money: what it is, why we use it and the different forms money can take. Your child will be introduced to bills, coins, credit cards and checks. They will learn how to combine different bills and coins to buy things. They will learn how to make change and different ways to buy things."

I want to purchase this book for Julia because I am not good with money management and I want her to learn from a young age so she doesn't make the same mistakes I made! It's so important for our kids to learn about money and how to manage it, and with everything happening on Wall St. and with our economy what better time than now to pick up a copy of this book and get Julia and the boys started on their financial education.

Check out this funny trick the author shows in this video... I'm going to try this out on the kids!

Friday, October 03, 2008

My Little Food Critic

Last night I made some chicken breast with Italian seasonings and pasta with some sauce. I was very proud of myself for breaking out of a rut and changing up the menu. So I tried to give Jr. some chicken. He put it in his mouth, looked at me, and spit it out! I asked him if he doesn't like Mommy's cooking and guess what my little food critic said to me!!! He looked straight in my eyes and said "Ill...........NASTY!" I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time! What made me happy is that he doesn't talk much so him verbalizing was great, even if it was a put down of my culinary skills.

Of course Hubby laughed and agreed with him! It's not easy to get my family to new things for dinner. Julia wasn't a fan of the chicken either. I enjoyed it  but I love Italian food!  Now I  have a whole bunch of chicken and pasta that no one ate! I guess that will be my lunch for a couple of days! I need to come up with options that they will eat because I am tired of making rice, beans and pork chops!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

More Breast Cancer Awareness products- Tomboy Edition

I grew up as a tomboy and tools and sports were a big part of my childhood. So I was really excited when I saw all these cool pink products that you can purchase to support breast cancer awareness!

Tomboys Tools is a cool website that offers tools for women! If you find a consultant you can even host a tool party at your home and learn how to use the tools or do certain home improvement projects. What is really cool is their pink magnetic hammer. It's $14.95 and $3 from every pink hammer purchased will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Check out these products at Modells:

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Ocotber

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There is so much that you can do to support this great cause this month! Please start by checking out The Susan G. Komen website!
You can go to this site
The Breast Cancer Site

 and click every day to fund free mammograms. They are having their 6th annual Pink Ribbon Challenge. Your free click is worth double this month. If they get 500 clicks, Bare Necessities will fund an additional 200 free mammograms! 
Target has plenty of cute pink items you can purchase and some of the proceeds of your purchases will go to Breast Cancer research.
Sephora also has great beauty products that you can buy to support Breast Cancer awareness.
There are plenty of other companies that have products you can buy to support this cause! Check around and I know you will find tons of options!
Check out Avon and Mary Kay for more ways to contribute! They have great products and other ways to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. As a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, I would like to let anyone in NYC know that if they host a class I will give them this beautiful necklace  as a hostess gift and 100% of the proceeds from this necklace goes to research for women's cancer and for domestic violence prevention. Also if you host a class this month I will donate some of my profits to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.
 You can also contact me for a free Breast Self-Exam Shower Card :) It is so important to do a self exam every month!
Please check out the following facts below: 




Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Taking it Off Together #16

I'm still maintaining even though I want to be losing but it's ok!

Here is the official report:

This week our contest is sponsored by Clara who writes the">Coming Back to Life! She is offering a hand made tote as a prize this week! Here is a picture! Oh it is SOOO cute and perfect for fall!" title="Tote">" alt="untitled.bmp" />

The names of this week's "losers" were dropped into a coffee cup and this week's WINNER is">Julie>!

Congrats to">Grace> for being this week's biggest loser of 3.2 pounds!! Be sure to cruise over to her blog and congratulate her!">Chris> - 2 LOSS">Tammy> - 1 LOSS">Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - no report">Grace> - 3.2 LOSS">Leigh> - 2.5 GAIN">Clara> - 2.5 GAIN">Dette> - 1.0 GAIN">Julie> - 0.6 LOSS">Cheryl</a> - NO CHANGE">Audrey> - no report">Christy> - 2.4 LOSS">Tina> - 1.4 GAIN">Danielle - NO CHANGE">Jessie - NO CHANGE">Steph - no report

And welcome back">CYN who is reporting no change this week.

This week's total - 0.8 LOSS!

Tackle it Tuesday and Tuesday Toot!- My Fridge

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
This is my first Tackle it Tuesday post! My digital camera is broken so I can't take before and after pics but I tackled my fridge today. I HATE cleaning out the fridge but I had to get it done. So I took about an hour to throw out and clean and put my fridge back together. But it was worth it to see it nice a sparkling clean! Now if I can just get the rest of my house to look so nice!
And since this is a big accomplishment for me (lol!) I am also adding this to the Tuesday Toot post over at!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shea Goodbye :(

I'm upset that I did not get to go to a Mets game this year!!! It's been a long and crazy season but I have to thank this stadium for all the memories!!! Who can forget the little dribbler down the first base line that got by Buckner!!!??? Who can forget Mike's homerun and Liza singing "New York, New York" at the 1st game back after 9/11... I still gives me goosebumps and tears in my eyes! I'm watching the game right now and things don't look to good for our chances at post season play again but this team is still in heart! If any team knows how to pull off a miracle it's the NY Mets. Can't wait to make new memories at Citifield!!!

From the Mets official website(you can also watch videos and get other great Shea Stadium info here) - A list of memorable moments at Shea:

Shea Stadium Moments
April 17, 1964
First Mets game at Shea
July 7, 1964
All-Star Game at Shea. The NL scores four times in the ninth inning to beat the AL
September 12, 1964
First Jets game at Shea
August 15, 1965
The Beatles play at Shea
October 9, 1965
Army - Notre Dame college football - Future President Nixon attended the game
October 30, 1965
Pitt - Syracuse college football - Floyd Little, Larry Csonka and current Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin played for Syracuse
August 26, 1966
The Beatles return engagement at Shea
June 1-8, 1967
Ice Capades - In June? Outside? Very unique
December 29, 1968
Jets - Raiders AFC Championship Game. The Jets advance to the Super Bowl III with 27-23 win
July 9, 1969
Tom Seaver's Imperfect Game The Franchise retires 25 straight Cubs before the perfect game is broken up by Jimmy Qualls. That outing is one of the turning points of the magical 1969 season. The crowd rocks Queens, 59,083 fans are in attendance including Nancy and Seaver's parents.
September 9, 1969
Black Cat Game
September 24, 1969
Mets clinch NL East with a 6-0 win over St. Louis
October 6, 1969
Mets defeat Atlanta, 7-4, in Game Three of the NLCS to advance to the World Series
October 14, 1969
First World Series game at Shea. The Mets beat the Orioles, 5-0
October 15, 1969
A 2-1 Mets walkoff win over the Orioles in Game Four of the World Series
October 16, 1969
Mets win their first world championship with a 5-3 win over Baltimore
April 22, 1970
Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres in a 2-1 win over the Padres
June 23-28, 1970
Billy Graham
August 6, 1970
Summer Festival for Peace (Janis Joplin)
July 9, 1971
Grand Funk Railroad
May 14, 1972
Willie Mays first game at Shea as a Met
October 9, 1973
NLCS Game Five - The winner take all game ends in a 7-2 Mets win over Cincinnati
October 18, 1973
The Mets beat Oakland, 2-0, in Game Five of the World Series
October 12, 1975
The Giants (NFL) host the Dallas Cowboys in their first game at Shea The Cowboys win 13-7
November 1, 1975
The Giants beat the San Diego Chargers 35-24 for their first win at Shea
November 15, 1975
Grambling - Norfolk State college football - Legendary coach Eddie Robinson is at Shea. Future Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams is the quarterback
August 17, 1976
Cosmos-Washington (pro soccer) - Pele at Shea
October 3, 1979
Pope John Paul II
October 15, 1980
Howard Cosell and ABCs Monday Night Football makes it first appearance at Shea. The Jets beat Minnesota, 14-7
October 12-13, 1982
The Who
August 6, 1983
Simon & Garfunkel
August 18, 1983
The Police
September 17, 1986
Mets clinch NL East with a 4-2 win over Chicago
October 11, 1986
Lenny Dykstra's two-run home run in the ninth lifted New York to a 6-5 win in Game Three of the NLCS vs. Houston
October 14, 1986
Gary Carter's 12th inning single gave the Mets a 2-1 win in Game Five of the NLCS vs. Houston
October 25, 1986
Game Six of the World Series vs. Boston. Enough said
October 27, 1986
Game Seven of the World Series vs. Boston. New York wins its second title with an 8-5 triumph
September 22, 1988
Mets clinch NL East with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia
October 8, 1988
New York scored five times in the eighth inning to beat the Dodgers in Game Three of the NLCS
October 10-11, 1989
Rolling Stones
October 25-26, 1989
Rolling Stones
October 28-29, 1989
Rolling Stones
August 21-22, 1992
Elton John/Eric Clapton
April 15, 1997
President Clinton comes with Bud Selig and Rachel Robinson to celebrate Jackie Robinson
April 15, 1998
After a piece of concrete falls at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees play Anaheim at 12:05 p.m. at Shea while the Mets host the Cubs for their regularly scheduled 7:40 p.m. start in an unusual Shea doubleheader
October 9, 1999
Todd Pratt hits a solo home run in Game Four of the NLDS vs. Arizona to send the Mets to the NLCS
October 17, 1999
Robin Ventura's 15-inning grand slam single over Atlanta in Game Five of the NLCS
June 30, 2000
New York scored a franchise-record 10 runs in the eighth inning highlighted by Mike Piazza's three-run home run as New York tops the Braves 11-8
October 7, 2000
Benny Agbayani's solo home run in Game Three of the NLDS in the 10th inning gave the Mets a 3-2 win over San Francisco
October 8, 2000
Bobby Jones one hits the Giants as the Mets advance to the NLCS with a 4-0 win in Game Four of the NLDS
October 16, 2000
Mets advance to the World Series with a 7-0 win over St. Louis in Game Five of the NLCS
September 21, 2001
Mike Piazza's home run helps heal the city in the first sporting event in New York after 9/11
October 1-3, 2003
Bruce Springsteen
May 19, 2006
David Wright's RBI single in the ninth inning off Marino Rivera and the Yankees
September 18, 2006
Mets clinch NL East with a 4-0 win over Florida
October 4, 2006
Two Dodgers are tagged out at home as the Mets beat the Dodgers 6-5 in Game One of the NLDS
October 18, 2006
John Maine forces a Game Seven as the Mets beat the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game Six of the NLCS

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