My name is Clarice, but most people, call me ReCe. I'm a happily married USAF spouse, mother to 3 girls, and an older sister to many....Here is my blog and here are some of my candy filled thoughts, lol

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Offering Readers a $200 Amazon Gift Card! Help me gain more Blogger Followers!

Instant Bucks $200 Amazon Blast

Are you ready for another fabulous giveaway! This time Instant Bucks will be sponsoring this fabulous event, offering our readers a $200 Amazon Gift Card! Event is sponsored by Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa! If you have not signed up with Instant Bucks, do it now! They are new, and you will love them, similar to Superpoints, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! Join us and offer your readers this fabulous prize!

What do you get for helping us promote?

  • FREE Facebook Link
  • Additional Links $2
  • Daily Votes $3
Event will run from Sept. 1, 2012 until Oct 1, 2012! Plenty of time for all of your readers to enter this fabulous event!

This is another chance for you to increase your following.  Just make sure to promote the sign-up and the event once it goes live. Want to know know more about ways to promote your blog? Click here !

Calling All Bloggers!

Sign up for the Bloggy Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa, Dishin With Rebelle and There’s a Contest 4 That is sponsoring an awesome giveaway for the holidays coming up and you know they are right around the corner! They would like to present the: Bloggy Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

You’re not going to want to miss this awesome event!  Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog has an awesome event in the works for Christmas, hurry and get a spot, the good ones will fill up quickly!

About the event:
  • $250 Prize, whatever winner chooses (shipping included)
  • $50 Amazon Gift Code
  • More to come
  • FREE Facebook Link
  • $3 additional links, we want to bring more to the event so we bumped it up $1!
  • Event will run from November 10th until December 10th.
  • Everyone will get comments
  • $10 Co-Host available

These events are always awesome, everyone gets TONS OF COMMENTS!  Our readers love them, which is the reason we want to bring another fabulous event their way!  So don’t miss out on this awesome blogger opportunity!

Remember, if you want the FREE Facebook link for this Super Bloggy Giveaway you have to post an Announce post on your blog.  Why?  HELP PROMOTE, THE MORE BLOGGERS WE HAVE IN THIS EVENT THE BETTER PRIZES WE CAN OFFER OUR READERS, THE MORE FUN WE ALL HAVE!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

He said, "I told you I got this!"

Our big beautiful TV blew out a couple of weeks ago and the first thing I said to my husband was, "Let's call somebody."

He told me not to worry about it, he'll handle it. 

(Do some of you know how this story is about to go?)

So I searched online, even after he told me to stop because he's checking into a few things about how to fix the broken bulb in our TV and where to get it from. 

I then proceeded to ask my neighbor if she could recommend a TV repair guy. 

My husband, still ever so patient, told me, "You don't have to ask our neighbor for anything. I got this." 

So a few days passed and still there was silence in the man cave from the TV, because it still was not working. 

Again....this ever so dutiful wife, who felt that her tired, stressed out husband, already had so much on his plate, just wanted to help him....So I conveniently ignored everything he was saying and continued the search online, on YouTube, and even debated taking it apart myself to see if I could fix it. 

Mostly because it was taking a few days...Then a week....Then two weeks...

Then one day a box came....

Then he grabbed some tools and fixed the TV in about an hour. 

Now it works and he looked at me like, "Nah look here girlie, I told you I got this."

You sure did hubby! 

So I'm writing it in my diary that next time, when he says something, I'll actually stay SILENT & LISTEN and wait a few days....

Maybe even a couple of weeks....

Because sometimes when they say, "I got it"....Damnit, sometimes they do. :D

Updated to add: The light bulb blew the same day we put it in, lol. Oh well! Back to the drawing board. LOL 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Want Free Gas? Eat Beans!!!! 
What better way to get you gassed up about something than talking about the very thing that gives you just that!

Nutritional Two Minute Tidbits 

Beans! One of the secrets to a long and healthy life, is in the food that we eat. All foods are not created equal. Choosing and eating the right foods may help increase your life expectancy as well as the quality of your life. I've been going to the doctor lately and she's really been incredibly helpful in steering me in the right nutritional direction. I've recently discovered that I have issues with my thyroid, but that's another topic for a different day. Today we're talking about beans! 

Beans – Beans are dirty! You may think the main reason to soak beans is to minimize gas, and while it helps to remove the indigestible complex sugars from the outer coating of the beans, soaking beans not only cleans them, but it also allows for shorter cooking times and that preserves the most nutrients. According to the California Dry Bean Advisory Board, proteins, enzymes, and other nutrients are stored inside the bean.  Beans of all kinds (kidney, navy, lentils, chickpeas, Northern) are high in protein.  This is considered a plant protein so it contains very little fat, carbs and calories.  If fiber is a problem in your diet, eating a healthy portion of beans each day can keep your digestive system healthy.

More information about dried beans and how to soak 'em and cook 'em can be found here: