Thursday, November 20, 2008

Look What I Won

Isn't this neat I won this picture from FiFi Flowers Decor in her current giveaway. Just click on over there and check it out. I won my submitted picture drawn. 10 frameable notecards.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

and the winner is............

Lilith Silvermane congratulations, you are the winner of the Basket of Indulgence!! I will be emailing you shortly!! Thanks for stopping by!! again congratulations! (claimed)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Basket of Indulgence Giveaway

It's bloggy giveaway time once again! Oh I just love this!!Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I am giving away a "Basket of Indulgence" thanks to MyBlog Spark, which consists of tasty Turtle Chex Mix Bars, chocolate candles, caramel lotion and spa essentials like a loofah, hand massager, nail brush and a spa towel.

New Chex Mix Bars combine crunchy Chex pieces, pretels and peanuts with chewy and indulgent ingredients like caramel and chocolate and if thats not enough, they have less than 150 calories per bar and provide at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving(48 grams recommended daily)! Yummy

1 winner will win the "Basket of Indulgence"

Just leave a comment below and your in. Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you, I will email the winner and they will have 72 hours to contact me with their shipping information otherwise I will hit up random.org again for a new winner. Ends: November 2nd @12:00pmCT

I am sorry but this giveaway is for US only. Thanks for participating and enjoy the carnival! Thanks for visiting too.

Versus Country Giveaway

Hunt Kentucky is participating in the bloggy giveaways and is giving away aVersus Country Realtree Camo Cap, a fishing lure, and Versus Country Whitetail Revolution 2 disc set featuring Larry Weishuhn, Mark Kayser, Ron Smoer, and Mike Hanback. On disk 2 there is a great hunt from Sturgis KY.
Head on over to the contest page all you hunters and hunters wives and enter today!

ends: November 4th at midnight


Saturday, October 25, 2008

FORD Warriors in PINK House Party {Giveaway}

All Because Two People Fell in Love is hosting a giveaway!
Ford Warriors in PINK Gift Bag
here is the contest page
ends: November 2nd


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Full Time Army Girl, Wife, Mom, and Student

Here is Samantha, my daughter. She is a wife, Mom, student, and full time Army girl. Currently serving in Velenza Italy. I don't know how you do it Sam but I am so proud of you, and Happy 25th birthday! Who would have ever thought.

Our Soldiers Have Made It Home--161st Field Artillery, Kansas

Welcome home and thank you National Guard 161st Field Artillery!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Battalion Coming Home From Iraq

We have our Army battalion coming home from Iraq tomorrow Oct 18th arriving at Century II in Wichita, Kansas. Dan has to go over there to get things ready for the homecoming. I'm going to tag along to help and welcome our soldiers home.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How To Clam Fish In Kansas! LOL

Dan, my son Nathan and I went fishing Sunday Dan caught a clam. Here is a video on how to clam fish in Kansas, its hard to hear because it was very windy, go figure huh? It's pretty funny. Wish I was as witty as Dan

Monday, September 29, 2008


Handbag Planet is launching a new site and are giving away a bag an hour at launch. Handbag Planet is almost here. To celebrate the October 15, 2008 launch, we are giving away a free handbag every hour for 24 hours on the day of the launch. Our high fashion, trendy handbags are inspired by popular designer brands and priced between $30 and $80.After signing-up in one easy step below, you can select the handbag you would like to win. There's absolutely no catch - this means no shipping/handling fees or credit card required. Yes, it's really that simple!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Playing With the Camera and the Sun

We were just playing around with the camera one morning. So much fun that we want to try again for the perfect shot!

Monday, September 22, 2008


German couple who recently moved to Paso Robles want to walk original El Camino Real route Mike Metras(my brother) and Petra Wolf, who moved to the Obispo this year, say long walks can change one’s outlook on life and want to walk the original El Camino Real routeHere is a very interesting article about this written by Leah Etling and published in the San Luis Obispo CA paperFor more information, visit Mike and Petra's Web site: Walking With Awareness
Mike's site: Works And Words

Quote by Mike--"Remember to walk. Remember your life is a walk. Remember the walk is the destination. Live it to your fullest".


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

First Contest at Rockstar Temple

Rockstar Template, The Next Generation Weblog is hosting their first contest with some great prizes to boot!
1st Place :$ 50 Amazon.com Gift Voucher.$ 15 Hard Cash through Paypal.$ 20 worth Banner Advertising in Rockstartemplate.com for 1 month.$ 15 worth Link Placement in PR 4 Blog [Their Personal Blog] for 1 month.And Get a Review at their personal Blog.
2nd Place :$ 25 Hard Cash through PayPal.$ 20 worth Banner Advertising in Rockstartemplate.com for 1 month.$ 15 worth Link Placement in PR 4 Blog [Their Personal Blog].
3rd Place :1000 EntreCard credits.$ 15 worth Link Placement in PR 4 Blog [My Personal Blog].
ends: September 25th

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Head Over To Big Ben Patton's Place, Here's Why

That's why!

Go to the contest page, and enter now! Hey, good luck!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Win An Asus Eee PC 2G Surf Notebook at Big Ben Patton's Place!

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Hey with Ben at Patton's Place relaunch of his site,(blogging and internet marketing tips) he is giving away an Asus Eee PC 2G Surf Notebook! Wowsy this is not a contest to miss!
Market Leverage is sponsoring this great prize. Let's give Ben the subscribers, traffic and readership that is much due him. Please head over to the contest page and enter today. Here is a little info on the Eee PC:
Get the power of a full-sized laptop in the ultra-compact ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf, which offers a full QWERTY keyboard, 7-inch screen, and preinstalled Linux operating system. (This laptop is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.) You’ll be able to stay connected to email and the Internet easily thanks to the Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g). Because it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive (with 2 GB of storage), the Eee PC is optimal for weathering rough handling and sharing space in overstuffed bags. This 2 GB Surf model does not include an integrated Webcam.
the contest ends: September 30th

Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Italy Trip

Don't miss the video at the end of this post!

Dan and I traveled to Italy so we got meet our new grandson, my daughter is in the army over in Camp Elderle. She is training in Military Police. Well as it turns out my grandson Trevion was born January 28th. We got to Italy in late Febuary. Dan has been to like 13 countries overseas since his time in the service although never having been to Italy. For me this was my first trip overseas.
Trevion is a little doll! Her husband was deployed to Afganistan but was able to come home for 3 weeks when he was born. Samantha(my daughter) had him earlier than expected so her poor husband, Keith wasn't able to be there for the actual birth. At least he got to come home though. He has since finished his tour and made it home safely this month.
We got to go to Marco Polo, Venice. Besides meeting our grandson, and meeting our new son in law and getting to see Samantha, the most fun thing was feeding the birds in Venice. I never had so much fun! Why I don't know. Maybe because the birds aren't as friendly here, heck I don't know! Enjoy the pictures. Samantha and my hubby went snowboarding in Austria, I stayed and watched the baby, so they could have fun. Neither one have ever snowboarded. Dan lasted I think he said 45 seconds trying to snowboard. Samantha got pretty good at it. Check Dan out, and have a good chuckle of the 52 year old snowboarding for the first time.

All in all had a great time. Being in a foriegn country is definitely different. Nice to visit, wouldn't want to live there though.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pooped On In Italy

Can't anything go right?
Finally take a vacation, get out of the OZ, go to Italy, and guess what?
We still get pooped on!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Danandmarsh Has Started Walking

We've been trying to walk every evening. We try to go a little farther each night. Night before last we walked 1 mile. Last night we took it farther. After we got back we got in the car and drove our route to see if we had gotten to 2 miles. Nope, just missed it by 1/2 of a block.
On the way back(from our turn around), I decided to count how many steps it took us to get back. Figuring just shy of 1 mile it took 1200 steps, this is counting every time my left foot went forward. Wow.

Tonight we are going to take it to where we now know exactly one mile is, turn around and come back, giving us 2 miles. We will also time it..

Dan is in the National Guard and cannot pass his PT(physical training)to save his soul. It's the run that is the hardest for him. He is getting ready to retire in April or August of 2009 but has to reinlist for the minimum 6 months in February to make his retirement, if he can't pass his PT test there is a strong possibity he will be put out and will lose his chance at a full retirement!

You know the old saying, "so close but so far," or how 'bout, "to close for comfort"

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mr. Spider is Back

This morning the web was gone, we got rain last night. Well here tonight he has spun another web in the same spot. Industrious lil critter isn't he?

Spiderville located on the Porch

Here is the picture I promised you. I took this last night in the dark. The artwork a spider does is just awesome.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Looking out from our place, is just a view with storm clouds yet a sunset This was made into a panorama with 2 pictures. I just surprise myself sometimes! Stay tuned, I have a VERY awesome picture I took that I will be posting. You will definitely agree when you see it.


Backlinks and Authority

Would you like to improve your technorati authority and backlinks, and still want to provide good content to your readers? Enjoy the snowball effect and gain many links but still provide great content to your readers. I am starting off with a nice article from my friend and favorite blogger,Jackies Biz Blog on Finding Your Passion.
So here is what you need to do - follow the rules!
*** Beginning of Great Blog Posts ***
Life is Colourful has started a great blog posts train, that would help to compile some of the best articles around the web giving due respect to the blog post author.
Rule 1: Write a short blurb on this unique idea of giving due respect to great blog posts you like from your favorite bloggers.
Rule 2: Copy the content from “Beginning of Great Blog Post” upto “End of Great Blog Post” and paste it in your blog post
Rule 3: The line you add should comprise of “your site name” likes “your favorite great blog post from other blog than yours”. For example: Life is Colourful likes Auto article on Difference between all wheel drive and four wheel drive
Rule 4: Your favorite blog post can be your own blog post or from another blog you like. The blog post should be worth reading and you imagine, other bloggers would laugh at your taste.
Rule 5: Make sure you contact the bloggers and insist they participate so they can keep this going.
Rule 6: Come back to the original post and comment or contact us, so we can add your line in our post increasing your backlinks and technorati authority.
Great Blog Posts
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Monday, August 4, 2008

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Do You Dare

Myself I would be pretty skeptical about riding on a hot air ballon. I received an email from my brother in Illinios. He told me that him and Diane(his wife)went on a hot air balloon ride. I couldn't believe it, I told him that I knew it wasn't Diane's idea. In another email he told me that actually it was her idea.
They had booked a flight with We Do Fly.

Here is a quote from their "trip."
"As soon as we got down, I told Diane I wanted to go again. It was SUPER. Just like floating in the air, which we were (lol). We slowly went up and slowly came down. Landing was almost picture perfect. After missing his first attempt he brought it down on a grassy strip that was about 50 yards wide between two corn fields. Took out about 8 or 10 rows of corn about 4 feet wide which they were able to stand most of it up. Lots of pictures. Most of scenery that looks the same all over. We met in Lake Geneva, they drove us to a small airport in Burlington. The wind took us just about straight south to Genoa City. We were as low as just over the tree tops to as high as 2000-3000 feet. It was a little pricey for the actual ride of about 45 minutes. If you could swing it I am sure you and Dan would love it. There has got to be other companies that do this. Do the Google search. It is no worse than a merry-go-round ride."

This was done in Wisconsin. They look pretty at ease up there I guess.
Well I guess it would be neat to do after all!