Saturday, July 31, 2010

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

WINNER OF THE BOX OF CHEERIOS AND $25.00 AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD IS:
Here are your random numbers:
378
Timestamp: 2010-07-31 23:14:06 UTC: OUT OF 396 ENTRIES
The Sunshyn said...
I tweeted
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/19435610219
WINNER OF THE MIRCLESUIT IS:
Here are your random numbers:
19
Timestamp: 2010-07-31 23:19:01 UTC: OUT OF 129 ENTRIES

McKim said...
I like the Miraclesuit Women's Solid Aurora Swimdress. I feel much less self-concious in ones with the skirts attached. I like that it is a solid color but not plain.
CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU!!!! I WILL BE E-MAILING YOU SHORTLY, I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESSES TO GIVE TO THE COMPANIES, THANKS FOR ENTERING!!!!!!


SIX WORD SATURDAY




this is my first time for Six word Saturday...

Here's mine!!!



I am bored out of my mind!!

Long story about my life this week!!!

THEN SINGS MY SOUL ~ FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!





This is my first time Participating in THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY
I saw it on Barbies, MY FRESHLY BREWED LIFE
And I just knew I had to join in, I love Praise music and how it speaks to me I listen to K-Love everyday, when I read what to do if I wanted to join in  this song popped in my head, it always gives me cold chills at church when we sing it, it speaks to me..I love Hillsong!!!


A thousand times I've failed
Still your mercy remains
And should I stumble again
Still I'm caught in your grace

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame

My heart and my soul, I give You control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise, become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Your will above all else, my purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame

My heart, my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
From the inside out, O my soul cries out

My Soul cries out to You
My Soul cries out to You
to You, to You

My heart, my soul, Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
From the inside out, O my soul cries out

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise
From the inside out, O my soul cries out
From the inside out, O my soul cries out
From the inside out, O my soul cries out.
 
I so can relate to this song!!! and how God will always be there for me no matter what, 
as long as I give him the control over my life...
If you want to hear some more great music Head over to SIGN'S, MIRACLES, AND WONDER'S
Have a great weekend, what song speaks to your heart???

Friday, July 30, 2010

Follow Friday 40 and Over!!

  I am joining JAVA AT NEVER GROWING OLD in the Follow Friday 40 and over, if your over 40 or over (remember age is just a number) I hope you join in to. After you read the rules I want to properly introduce, myself!!!!





Welcome to the 10th edition of the  
Follow Friday 40 and Over!!
                                         Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!




Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers!!








The RULES to join in are very simple!

1. Grab the button
2. Add your link to the list
3. Visit as many other blogs as you can
4. Follow the ones you like (and comment on their blog to say that you are following)

NOTE:  PLEASE leave your blog address when you leave a comment!!

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up  each week for new participants to find your blogs. It will be visible all week to visit  the blogs listed.





While you are here, make sure you check out the
Over 40 Blogger List!!


Be sure to join if you haven't already! I think we need shirts like this don't you????
OK so I am 40+ married to a wonderful man "JAY" we just got married last Nov. so I am a 40+ newleywed, I said I would never remarry after having been married for 23 years, in a very abusive situation...with the help of the two other loves of my life my sons Kyle and Kayle I got out alive and have moved on to a better life. We recently moved to Branson, Mo. and I love it here. We moved to a log cabin at the lake, its awesome...



 
 Jay works at SILVER DOLLAR CITY, He loves it, I am on disability due to a car accident that I was in 8 years ago that turned my life upside down, helped me get out of my bad marriage and become who I am today, finally a much more happier person..blogging is my passion, I have met some really great people here and can't wait to meet all of the ladies in this wonderful 40 and over club :-) Who knows maybe we can all meet in person someday, that would be so much fun.., I have two sons they are both linesman's working for electric company's I am so proud of the men they have become, I just think its time they give me a grand baby,( is that to much to ask) hint hint ..oh and a girl would be nice I have three brothers and two sons and a male dog a girl in my life would be great...
I also have a Boxer named Dozer the other man in my life....



 This is me with my two handsom sons...this was taken a few weeks ago..seee I don't look over 40!!



 Silly golfers!!!



This is my spoiled dog Dozer...



This is that crazy man Jay, doing what he does best...



 I had to add this one in he is always making me laugh!!!!
 My friends call him crazy Jay, in a good way he is such a blessing in my life...



 Our wedding picture Nov, 28th 2009
Well I could post pictures all day, I can't wait to follow you all back and make some great 40+ friends.. so what are you waiting for go join in on all the fun...HERE and feel free to follow me on twitter @pami22 can't wait to meet you all, Thanks Java for hosting this...
 


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHARTER'S LAPTOP-A-DAY GIVEAWAY

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.
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 Charter TV, Internet and phone services is having a great giveaway, They are giving 50 laptops to 2 nominated schools click on this link to read all about it   laptop-a-day giveaway .
Ordering any Charter service automatically gives you a chance to win and get up to $300 cash back. You can also register online with no purchase necessary..  Just follow the rules on the page to get entered and to nominate your school,  Charter wants your favorite school to start smart this fall with 50 new laptops!
As a parent can you think of anything better than new laptop's  for your childs school???

YOU can also register for a chance to win a laptop for yourself.WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO WIN??? and a laptop at that...you better get to nominating!!!

Charter offers great prices and remember for ordering you can get $300.00 dollars back when you order there premium  bundle
they are Lenovo G555's with a 15.6" screen, 160GB drive and 3GB ram (with a Targus bag) COOL HUH???

SO parents GO and nominate your local school and encourage your friends to vote for their school to win the 50 laptops.
Schools need to be nominated by Aug. 12. There is a short nomination process at READ HERE ABOUT IT.
Charter will choose 50 finalists (based on the nomination stories submitted) and announce them on Aug. 16
Open voting occurs between Aug. 16 and Sept. 20 and Charter will announce the two winning schools on Sept. 27th.

Be sure and check out there FaceBook page and like them by clicking on this link...
Charter on Facebook
Goodluck to your nominated school and to YOU too!!!!
 
Visit my sponsor: Charter is giving Free laptops to Schools

SEARS IS GIVING AWAY 17 IPAD'S IN HONOR OF THERE 17TH ANNIVERSARY





THIS STARTED JULY 17TH SO STILL SEVERAL DAYS LEFT, GO FOLLOW THEM AND TRY AND WIN AN IPAD OR A $125.00 SEARS GIFT CARD, GOOD LUCK READ BELOW FOR OFFICIAL RULES....
New and existing followers are eligible to win. Here's how to enter.
  1. Follow @SearsHTS on Twitter.
  2. Send the following Tweet (only one entry per day):

    Follow @SearsHTS Join the Celebration Chance to WIN
    an iPad for every 1K new followers & $125 Gift Card
    awarded daily http://bit.ly/bVZ9qT
  3. Send the same Tweet as above everyday for another chance
    to enter. Only one entry per day.
There will be a daily drawing for the $125 Sears Gift Card every day for 17 days and there will be a drawing
for the iPad for every 1,000 news followers that we get. We are giving away 17 iPads.

  learn more about Shop Your Way Rewards and about Sears Christmas Club Card savings program. They  announce the winners via e-mail, Twitter, and HERE

Please click here for official rules.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ~ CLYMENE MOTH A BLESSING

This is a picture of Jay holding this Moth

We found this moth on the front porch on a rocking chair, doesn't it look like a cross on its back, I had never seen one before..I googled it and came up with these links, and talked to some people who said its a blessing to find one, I need all those I can get....What are your thoughts on this moth?
CLYMENE MOTH
SPRITUAL MOTH 
CHECK OUT MORE WORDLESS WEDNESDAY HERE and HERE



GREAT GIVEAWAY AT THE CUPCAKE COALITION


The Cupcake Coalition
Have you heardcof the CUPCAKE COALITION? It is the cutest blog ever with great giveaways!!!They are holding one now that I know you would love to win...CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS, you know you wanna....If you have never been there and go check it out and enter tell them I sent you "The Pondering Princess, someday if you would like I will return the favor....So what are you waiting for Go check them out you won't be sorry....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my store is now open!!! THE PONDERING PRINCESS






I am so happy to announce That the Pondering Princess is partnering with OpenSky! I am going to be selling things I love and trust at affordable prices, I am so excited!!!!!!!


What is OpenSky you may ask Its my personal online store, I will carry things I love and trust and am passionate about. I am so excited I will be selling products that I believe in and love, if I don't love it or wouldn't let my family buy it you won't see it in my store.

I am going to be focusing on on items I would buy everyday like things that have to do with cooking, beauty, and fashion, and who knows what else. I want affordable prices for everyone in my shop.

Beings Christmas is right around the corner I plan to have some great gift ideas that you will just have to buy!!!! I hope you stop by once my store goes live.....I love Open Sky's vision "BUYING FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND TRUST IS THE BEST WAY TO SHOP" My friends trust my point of view on things and I know you will to...


It's not to late to get involved, if you would like to become a seller or a supplier CLICK HERE to join the OpenSky Community


Check out  OPENSKY'S INTERVIEW WITH TORI JOHNSON ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA,




To give you a sneak peak of one of the items I will be selling...FLIRTY APRONS like this one..Isn't it adorable. They are fun and functional to wear around the kitchen, who wants to look all drab while baking or whatever your doing in the kitchen.....you sure won't in this cute apron.....


Be sure to stay tuned for more details of my shop opening, This has been one hard secret to keep!!!! OH, Oh watch my clock tick down to the grand opening, this is so exciting and I want to thank OpenSky for this Opportunity....HAPPY SHOPPING :-)
And stay tuned for more posts as I post about the items going in my store...


MY SHUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE, AND GIVEAWAY!!!


Click here to view this photo book larger
have you heard of SHUTTERFLY? its a great place to store, order, and share your photo's, Check out the book I made from my Wedding last November, I was pleased to say the least..Making a PHOTO BOOK is really easy, Click on the link and see for your self I choose the custom route, there are so many backgrounds to choose from and you can add words where you want, it was fun and easy and not expensive at all. It's a lasting memory book, all my friends and family just love it. It is such an easy way to show off your photo's.
You should check out there CHRISTMAS CARDS , that you can order now in time for Christmas (it is just right around the corner, you know) I adore THIS CARD, My husband and I could have a great picture taken with our boxer Dozer who everyone that knows us knows he is part of our family, (we take him everywhere..I am sure if you read my blog you have seen pictures of him).
You can also order BIRTHDAY INVITATIONSTHANK YOU CARDS, PRINTS AND POSTERS, CALENDARS, and PHOTO GIFTS.
One of the things I love the most about Shutterfly is you can share your photo's with you family and friends by e-mail, its a great way to get your pictures to far away people who you don't see everyday.
Guess what?? 2 lucky readers of mine will receive a code to get 10 free photo cards of there choice, cool huh????
MANDATORY ENTRY:
 check out SHUTTERFLY and tell me your favorite product or what you would pick if you won. Thats easy enough isn't it???

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

1. CHECK OUT MY PHOTO BOOK AND TELL ME WHAT YOU LIKED ABOUT IT.
2. FOLLOW MY BLOG OR LET ME KNOW YOU ALREADY DO.
3. SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG OR LET ME KNOW YOU ALREADY ARE.
4. TWEET THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY LEAVING YOUR TWITTER NAME AND FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @PAMI22

GOODLUCK THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END AUGUST 6TH WHERE I WILL CHOOSE A WINNER USING RANDOM.ORG. AGAIN GOODLUCK, YOU'LL LOVE YOUR SHUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE!!!!

I did receive free product samples for this review

Meringue Bouquet Cupcakes

Are these not one of the cutest cupcakes you have ever seen? They would be perfect for a wedding, a shower, or a birthday. I love looking for new cupcake ideas and Martha stewert always provides great ideas. I am joining HOOSIER HOMEMADE FOR CUPCAKE TUESDAY Be sure and visit for her adorable post this week she is so creative..
.and be on the lookout for her Cupcake challenge starting next week, CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS, this should be so much fun....Now for the recipe for this cute, cute cupcake...

Meringue Bouquet Cupcakes

Ingredients

Makes 36
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • Swiss Meringue Roses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. In mixer bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, yolk, the warm water, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla; mix until well combined.
  2. Divide batter among liners, filling 2/3 full. Bake until deep golden brown, about 22 minutes.
  3. Transfer tin to wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tin; let cool completely on rack before frosting.
  4. To assemble: Working with a few cupcakes at a time, coat smoothly with about 2 tablespoons of buttercream. Immediately press roses into buttercream to cover the top (use about 20 roses per cupcake).

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Meringue Bouquet Cupcakes