Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Delightful find to enrich the heart of Christian women

I just found a delightful blog "Morning Cuppas with Glenys."  These are the writings of a Christian woman who delights in God's plan and purpose for herself.    CLICK HERE.  Read a bit and see what you, too, think.  If you like Glenys' blog, leave her a comment that you found it on "Chat With Vera."

Ends Aug. 31, 2010 at 12 Noon: $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway via General Mills

Check the July 31, 2010 blog post entitled
$25 Walmart Gift Card giveaway via General Mills
for details on how you may enter.

Deadline:  August 31, 2010, 12:00 Noon

Monday, August 30, 2010

Seasons and cycles

Summer is winding down.  School has reopened.  Kids are sporting new backpacks, new shoes, and new threads.  So as we see the lazy, hazy days of summer decline into shorter and shorter bursts of sun and play, we realize that even though there is so much "newness" abounding around us in the stores, shops, various market places, it is also a time of endings.

The warmth of the sun comes to an end as the days get shorter and there is less sunlight to warm us.  The leaves on the plants begin to dry and fall and annual growth plants die out.  Soon the Fall winds will blow and with them will come chills and barrenness.  Then Winter sets in.  The winter of our year.  And the winter of our lives.

We should all realize that there is a cycle never ending that begins and ends regularly.  The cycle of the seasons, the cycle of plants, the cycle of growth, the cycle of life.

Facing the winter of our lives is most assuredly the most difficult that we are ever confronted with.  Sometimes it is the winter and the end of our loved one's life that we watch.  Sometimes our own season of living is  beginning to cycle through toward that inevitable Winter.  But there is a time for everything under the sun as is written:

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.... Ecclesiates 3:

So you see, whether it is the ending of the cycle of the seasons of the earth - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter - or the season of our own lives, there is a TIME determined that we should be born and that we should die.  There is a time to plant a seed and a time to pluck up that which was planted.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Give / Get 30% off deal

Semi-annual Give and Get special at GAP, BANANA REPUBLIC, and OLD NAVY for the weekend of August 26-29, 2010.  Shop using the coupon at this link and save 30% off of your purchase.  The store you shop at will donate 5% of your purchase to Big Brothers & Sisters.  So you can save a bundle, do some good works, and look good yourself! 

Now how about a bit of feedback from this one.  If you like this and take advantage of it, why not post a comment sharing what you got and the store you shopped.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rite Aid "free" deals week of 8/22/10

According to the ad for the week of Aug. 22 and the Single Check Rebate booklet for this month, the following items will be free after your single check rebate.  Of course, you have to either mail in your receipt or enter the receipt information into the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate online webpage.  Check it out at http://www.riteaid.com/ for details on the program.  Rite Aid also has a video that you can watch and it give you the opportunity to print some Rite Aid coupons THAT CAN BE USED WITH MANUFACTURER'S COUPONS.
  • Salonpas Pain Relief, On Sale $5.49 - Get $5.49 SCR - Final Cost: FREE after SCR
  • Cramp 911, On sale $6.99 - Get $6.99 SCR - Final Cost: FREE after SCR
  • ArthArrest Topical Analgesic Lotion, On Sale $14.99 - Get $14.99 SCR - Final Cost: FREE after SCR
  • Stopain Pain Reliever, On Sale $6.99 - Set $6.99 SCR - Final Cost: FREE after SCR
  • Backaid, On Sale $3.49 - Get $3.49 SCR - Final Cost: FREE after SCR
  • Royal Gelatin Dessert, On Sale 4/$1.00 - Get $1.00 +Up Reward wyb 4 - Final Cost: FREE after +Up Reward
(information compliments of http://www.kouponkaren.com/)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Using the good stuff

CoverGirl has a new mascara that is terrific.  It coats the eye lashes and gives your eyes a  bright look.  The lashes separate very nicely, are wonderfully enhanced, and look naural with no clumping.  Now for my personal use, there is a slight glitch - it seems to irritate my allergies.  This doesn't happen every time I use the mascara, but enough that I am very leary of using it on a regular basis. 

Would I recommend it?  Absolutely!  It is good.  But if you do have allergies, use with caution because nothing is quite so irritating as irritated eyes. 

A sample of CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion was graciously given to me for evaluation by CoverGirl and BuzzAgent.  I received no compensation for evaluating this product.