Sam The Cat Decorates His Christmas Tree – Video

We had a cat adopt US over the Summer. I went out to the patio, sat down for breakfast and *boom* there are two green eyes staring at me from the end of the table.  I saw how incredibly thin he was and couldn’t resist feeding him. (Ms. Tender Heart here!) This little guy was so hungry that he ate 2 cans of food at a time. This eating habit brought about his name (courtesy of my husband) Two-can Sam. Get it? Toucan Sam?  From the Froot Loops cereal? 

After a visit to the vet we found no chip and no neighbors claimed him from “Lost Cat” postings.  Sam chose to stay on our patio, in our yard, and would never leave.  Sam wanted to be a part of our family and we accept.  (It’s taken a while with our oldest daughter but our youngest is SO happy!)  When the weather turned cold Sam decided to move from our patio to the inside of our house.

We discover more about his personality as the days go by. He keeps to himself, yet also likes to know that we’re around.  So far he’s very, very quiet. While we were decorating the Christmas Tree, he observed from the recliner, resting on his cozy blanket.  The next day I brought a little tree next to his food dish.  Below you’ll see how he chose to decorate his little tree, with a toy mouse.  Sweet Sam.

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When a  New Year begins a wave of “Do Over” washes over me.  I look at my (incredibly) unorganized garage and have images of bins and labels. Ah, organization bliss! For my girls rooms I envision great design… and clothes not being thrown all over the place!  Different wall colors come to mind as well.  Painting a house is a huge job – especially if you want to change a really big room. It’s easy to redecorate any room when you use wall decals from Evgie. Enter now for your chance to Win $150 To Spend At Evgie Wall Decals!

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4 Easy Ways To Cut Spending In The New Year

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The New Year is quickly approaching. (I know, I can’t believe it either!)  This is a perfect time to look for new ways to trim monthly budgets after the added expenses of the holiday season. (Your gift-giving might have been very generous and cutting costs is more of a necessity.  ;-> )  While it may seem hard to decide which monthly expenses to cut back, examining more affordable and convenient options on the market can make the financial decision easier.  Here are 4 easy ways to cut costs in 2016.

From changing light bulbs to switching to a ways to save on even MORE shopping, here are tips on how to save :

  1. Ditch the Cable Company: Canceling cable can save hundreds of dollars a year, thankfully there are alternatives such as Hulu Plus and Netflix that are both only $8/month. Google Chromecast makes it even simpler by wirelessly streaming whatever is playing on your computer or cell phone screen onto your television.
  2. Save but Still Shop: Everyone likes a good deal, but browsing through countless coupon sites can be exhausting. is the Expedia of savings websites, it combines and compares deals from Groupon, Living Social and Goldstar to give the best bargain in the area.
  3. Switch out your Bulbs: Installing CFL (compact fluorescent lights) or LED (light emitting diodes) bulbs can help reduce monthly bills. Energy Star offers a guide to help choose between all of their different bulbs, helping the consumer to pick which would be best suited to their needs. Not only do these bulbs last longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs, they also cost less to operate which saves money over the lifespan of the bulb.
  4. Nix the Gym Membership: Avoid the overcrowded gyms this January by bringing the exercise routine home. Gather some inspiration and try a new fitness regimen without being attached to those hefty membership fees. There are plenty of free apps out there like 7 Minute Workout which offers quick cardio and weight exercises that help people stay on track and keep in shape.

If you have some money saving tips I’d love to hear them!

(*Disclaimer:  This information was provided by GIV Mobile.  I felt it was worthy information to share with my lovely readers.  No compensation was received.)

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To listen to your podcast’s and tunes with high quality sound I recommend Audiosharp Bluetooth Earbuds.  The price is terrific, just $24.99, and – my lovely readers – you have a special code that will grant you 30% off!  Pretty cool, huh?

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Highlights of the Audiosharp Sport Bluetooth earbuds:

  • Magnet design allows you wear it like a necklace around your neck.
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These earbuds passed the test for my soon-to-be 15 yrs old (*gulp*).  She prefers to have headphones however, the Audiosharp earbuds were gentle enough for her ears and that surprised me and, made me very happy.  Sensitive ear test?  Check the ‘Yes’ box!

While wearing these earbuds I found myself getting lost in my music.  I look at the time and realize that hours had passed!  Audiosharp has created such lightweight earbuds that you kind of forget your wearing them.  Your ears don’t feel sore, you just continue through out your day, listening to the soundtrack of your life.  (Which, today, was “Nickel Creek Radio” on my Pandora station )love eyes

What’s on your soundtrack today?  Give a listen with AudioSharp Lightweight Sport Bluetooth Earbuds w/ Microphone and Volume Control.  You can purchase at  And, don’t forget your 30% off coupon code!  Here you are:  6TE5NWK3


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It’s All About Love – Please Contribute To Toys For Tots This Season



Please take a moment and contribute to the “It’s All About Love” Toys For Tots online campaign at .  This campaign is working to raise monetary contributions to support the annual toy drive.  As a thank you gift, those donating $10.00 will receive a digital copy of J.C. Lee’s (daughter of Stan Lee -Marvel Comics fame) ebook “It’s All About Love – The Lee Family,” a family photo album featuring never before seen home photographs.  It’s All About Love – Please Contribute To Toys For Tots This Season.


“We’re excited to participate in this wonderful campaign to support our Toys for Tots program,” said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  “While we receive many new, unwrapped toys for deserving youngsters, monetary contributions supplement our efforts and help support our program. It also helps us provide additional gifts for those ‘hard to buy for’ teens and pre-teens.  We are very grateful to J.C. and Stan Lee for their generosity and support of our 2015 campaign,” he added.


Since its founding in 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has collected over 494 million toys fulfilling the Christmas dreams of over 230 million less fortunate children. It has been supported by numerous celebrities including First Lady Michelle Obama.

“100% of the net proceeds raised from the online campaign will be used to support the Toys For Tots program,” said Alain Nguyen, “It’s All About Love” campaign chairman. “We would like to raise $1 million and are reaching out to the comic book community and general public for their participation.”

Contributing online is simple and easy and a great way to assist the Marine Corps Reserve in helping families give their children a memorable holiday.” Grein said.

Won’t you join me in taking a moment to donate to Toys For Tots?  ‘Tis the season!



The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas holiday season. By providing less fortunate children with a shiny new toy, we deliver a message of hope that will help them  become responsible, productive, and caring citizens. National corporate partners/sponsors include Hasbro, Toys “R” Us, Babies R Us, Build-A-Bear, The UPS Store, The Disney Company and Macy’s.


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