Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Day

Thanks for this post from Sylvester Campbell

This morning, I woke up and there was a ton of snow outside. I have lived out West before and know how to deal with the snow, but there was so much this morning and no one was stirring. The roads hadn’t been scraped and everything looked like a winter wonderland. New England is usually really prepared for the snow, and I had heard something on the news about there being a storm. I just never expected to log onto wireless internet New Brunswick and visit my school’s website and see that classes had been cancelled. I haven’t seen a snow day since I was a kid. When I was a kid I used to hope and pray that school would be cancelled because of a snow storm. Now, as an adult and teacher, I usually assume that we are going to have classes. That means I still have to prepare lessons and grade papers as if we were going to have to go into work the next day. The snow day was actually really nice and relaxing. It was a good surprise. I will just have to be careful not to get my hopes up for another when the next storm rolls through New England.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Simply Eden Bath & Body Christmas #Giveaway #Rafflecopter

 When I am looking for a great gift, I look for something that won't end up in the re-gift pile the week after I give it to someone.  And for that to happen, the gift needs to be unique, useful and beautiful. This year, I think I've found that in Simply Eden Bath & Body!  Simply Eden is a Bath & Body Delight!  It is for the discerning soap connoisseur and for the budget-conscious luxury lover.  It is for those with the most sensitive skin and for those who simply love sumptuous suds.   And that is why it is such a great fit for many people.  I'd tell you all about the benefits of goat milk soap but I think Athena does it best on her site.  I WILL tell you, however, that I now know a bit of the history of soap that I didn't know before.  It is quite fascinating. 

I counted no less than 37 different fragrances of soap in the soap section!  The names intrigue my scent imagination--Apples & Oak, Mistletoe & Ivy, Orchid Rain, Cucumber Melon, Georgia Peach or Spiced Rum!  And the soap is so beautiful!  It is swirled with colors that match the particular scent! 

I was also able to try the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter, the Simply Radiant Face Cream, the Holy Goat Soap (with Frankincense and Myrrh)  and the Hair Sculpting Wax.  I was so impressed and wowed with each of these exceptional products.  So much so, that I made another order for Christmas for my 2 sisters and 2 nieces!  I know they will definitely love the body butter!  It definitely won't be going in the re-gift pile! 
Simply Eden and A GAL NEEDS... are teaming up to bring you a great giveaway, either for yourself or a fabulous Christmas gift for someone you love!
One reader will receive their choice of  2 soaps, a body butter and lotion!  (ARV $40)  You can enter to win in the Rafflecopter form below!  

Congratulations to the winner - entrant #42, Kasee Johnson!  

Friday, November 25, 2011

#Win Gourmet Gift Baskets Christmas Classic Gift Basket! #Giveaway

 I love Gourmet Gift Baskets because it makes it so easy to convey a special message to someone special!  Last March I got to take the Snack Classic Gift Basket ($59.99) to school and had my class rate it.  You just know they loved sampling all the yummies in it.  It got a thumbs up! 
Some others I'd love to try are:

Soups and Crocks Gift Basket $79.99
The Holiday Sweets & Treats Gift Basket $49.99
Day In Paris Gift Basket $99.99
Chocolate Gift Basket Premium $99.99  Sweet Decadence!
But enough day dreaming and on to business! A lucky winner will receive a Christmas Gift Basket Classic ($59.99)!  It has some great food in it, like Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers (so good, I've tasted it!), Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J & M Foods and Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Chevy Impala

 Do you have a fond memory of a particular car your parents had when you were a kid?  I sure do!  It was a   baby blue 1956 Cadillac.  Now, one of these cars in good shape is worth a lot!  Back then, for me, it was just embarrassing.  I didn't like being seen in a baby blue car. I remember actually ducking my head if I saw someone I knew.  But my Dad loved it so much!  He drove it until it finally died.  I was so glad to not have to be riding in it anymore.  But now, I wish I could find another one and just give it to my Dad.  I know he would act like the guy in this video did! 


BTW, no one asked me to post this video featuring a Chevrolet car. I received no compensation of any kind for posting this.