_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Troubles we don't have - Thank God

I saw this one and thought this is definitely something that needs to be taken to heart.
You see we all do this from time to time.
Sometimes it seems as if we are constantly thinking, worrying, and complaining about things that aren't going the way they should or things we think are going wrong (constantly)

But I think if we just stop and think about this one ....

We just might realize that things are not nearly as bad as we originally thought, because they could be worse.

What do you think?  Can we be thankful for the troubles we don't have?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

For the people in my life

I just needed to say 
Thank you 
for being there 

If you agree ... Pass it on to all those that mean the world to you

Friday, September 27, 2013

The best Therapy you need

Sometimes this is all you need

What do you think?  
Does this just nail it ..........
because sometimes you just need your bestie to be there 
and everything looks so much better.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY Picture Gifts - CollageIt Free 2.0

I know with the holidays rolling around (I know I can't believe it either) you have been fretting starting the think about what to do for gifts for the family.

I know that every year the hardest gifts are for parents and in-laws.  When my kids were little, I was always buying those terribly expensive school picture packages so that I could give one of those 8 X 10's to each grandparents plus having a set for myself.

How would you like to be able to create your own collage of pictures for gifts?  How about not only having the school pictures but also those "every day" gems that you would like to share?

If you have an iOS compatible product, here is an updated app that will allow you to do just that. Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

CollageIt Free 2.0 for iOS is a FREE and easy to use app that enables you to create eye-catching collages automatically and quickly.

Key features include:

  • Various layout templates in 3 collage styles: Mosaic, Grid, Center. 
  • Photo add options: library, Facebook, or take with the camera. 
  • Add text to your collage. 
  • Scale, rotate, resize, delete freely and adjust border with round corner. 
  • Lots of aspect ratios, photo effects, fonts and backgrounds. 
  • Multiple export ways: Image, Email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr, etc. 
  • Share to Instagram (everyone's new favorite)
  • View Gallery collages shared by yourself and Facebook friends. 

Download for Free on iTunes Store

I just think this is an AWESOME idea and I think would have saved me a ton of money in pictures - school pictures are expensive.  And I would have been able to create a big collection of pictures of the years events with the school year picture as the center ... hopefully some of you can benefit from this advice.  I just think it would make a great holiday gift for the family or even holiday cards to share with those who live far away.

I unfortunately do not have a compatible device (the only Apple piece of technology I have is an iPod and that I think is version 2 - yes that old).  I know I need to get in with Apple Nation - but I guess I'm an old hold out - I have all kinds of Android products but well what can I say ....
Now, IF someone wants to give me an iPad or iPhone (a 5 would be nice) I wouldn't say no .... just sayin'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

be free

I know that in today's "life" we all get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle going on around us.  Sometimes WE are the ones that are causing all the chaos that goes on in our lives.

Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses.

Sometimes we just have to 

To live 
in the MOMENT
and not feel guilty about it!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Before it's too late - great Tupperware sale items

Get them before they are gone ....

All are available on my Tupperware Site

these are great for lunch boxes or snack boxes

the all purpose storage is great for ALL kinds of things ---
do you have an emergency kit in case of bad weather?  This would be perfect for that.

Do you have a place where you store your kids treasures?  Or where you put all their creations from school?  This would be perfect!

The pink top on our cereal keeper is WONDERFUL for those big boxes of cereal that normally go "stale" before you finish the box ........ but not if you keep it in our Cereal Keeper - fresh from day 1 to the last!

Check them and so much more at my Tupperware Site before Midnight on Friday Sept 27th to lock in these sale prices!

Oh and remember spend $50 or more and get a gift from me .... just because I can.
Let me know the order number and I can get your info.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Custom iPhone Cases

Do you own an iPhone?
Do you have a case?  A CUSTOM case?

If you are in need of a case for your iPhone 4, 4S, or 5, now is the time to get one!

Vistaprint is offering 50% off iPhone cases for one week only giving you an opportunity to customize your favorite accessory with designs that reflect your personality starting at $9.99.

Vistaprint has a lot of different designs to choose from, whether you want to upload just one memorable photo, a series of pictures (there is even an option that turns each photo into a mini Polaroid), or just pick a fun pattern, like chevron, which you can personalize with your name or a personal message.

These customizable iPhone cases are fun gift ideas for the iPhone owners in your life. The cases range from sports memorabilia for your sports fan to princess crowns for your girly girl, giving you options that can make every iPhone user happy.

This could also be a great way to get ready for the holidays and be your one stop shop for stocking stuffers. Or, you can customize the cases with pictures of your kids (or pets!) and keep it for yourself! Even sweeter, there is no upload fee for these cases, so take advantage of this Vistaprint deal and personalize away!

Shipping starts at $5.52 (I know weird amount).

Unfortunately this offer is only good until Sept 27th so HURRY!

It's time to FROG it!

I got this the other day from one of the girls in the office (thank you Colleen Vera) and just KNEW it was meant to be shared with you.

Next time someone upsets you
just tell them to go "FROG" it.

F R O G ---- we all need one.
Isn't the little green guy sort of cute?

I was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her.

This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair. She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort.  It was a tiny ceramic frog.

The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit.  The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her.
The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain.  In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given.

Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog. The nurse made the comment 'I see you have a guardian angel with you.'  As she held the little frog we asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for:





To The World You Might Be One Person;
But To One Person You Might Be the World.

Hi Lord, it's me.
Things are getting bad here, gas prices are too high, too few jobs, too much disrespect and violence, food and heating costs too high. I know some have taken You out of our schools, government & even Christmas. But Lord I'm asking you to come back and re-bless America . We really need You.
Thanks Lord, I love You!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy First Day of Fall

Happy First Day of Fall .... 

Yes, it is
unfortunately, but
Summer came to an end again this year at 4:44 PM today.


There are so many wonderful things that happen in Fall.....

So many wonderful things to experience

See I told you ........ Fall is a wonderful time of year!


Yankee Candle Deal of the Day

I just saw this email and wanted to pass it on to you.

I know many of you LOVE Yankee Candles (I like them too) so when I saw this special ending today - YOU were the first one that came to mind.

The coupon I received was a single use coupon HOWEVER if you call 1-877-803-6890 and mention the code TUMBLER you can also receive the small tumbler candles at 2 for $20 or $12 each!  But you must do it today ...... tomorrow this offer will be gone.

I'm loving the sound of some of these candles ... Mandarin Cranberry, Cranberry Chutney or Caramel Pecan Pie?? oh my!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Baked Apples

Don't these look FABULOUS??

It is definitely APPLE season and this is just another way to serve them that would be so pretty on your table.

Baked Apples

Serves 6
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 35 - 40 minutes

1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp Simple Indulgence Cinnamon-Vanilla Seasoning Blend
4 tbsp butter, melted
6 medium Granny Smith Apples
1/2 cup Apple Juice
1/3 cup Maple Syrup

Preheat Oven 375 degrees

Place Oats through butter into base of Power Chef System with Blade Attachment.  Cover and pull cord 6-8 times until pecans are chopped and ingredients are well mixed.  Set aside.

Cut off top of apples about 1/4 inch and reserve.  Cut out core to about 1/2 inch from apple bottom (don't go all the way through).  Remove a thin slice from bottom of apple so it will sit upright.  Pack 1/4 cup of topping into apple and put top back on.  Repeat with remaining apples.  Set apples into the Cover of the Ultra Pro Lasagna Pan.

Combine Apple Juice and Maple Syrup.  Pour into the base of the Ultra Pro Cover.  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until Apples are fork tender.    (I love being about to use my Tupperware in the oven too! but remember its just the Ultra Pro Pans and Covers that can do microwave and oven)

To serve drizzle apple/syrup glaze over each apple and serve warm.

I could see this with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream ....... awesomeness abounds!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sneak Peak of Tupperware's Pink ....

I know you just wanted a sneak peak so you can get ready to shop to show that you want to make a difference and get your PINK ON for Breast Cancer Awareness.

These items are going to be available for sale on my online Tupperware site or at parties (book parties/face to face parties/parties in a bag/etc) from Sept 28 - Oct 11th so don't miss out.  This year I am making it more of a Cancer Awareness because of some current life events with a dear friend.

These pink and purple pieces are available now on my Tupperware Site until Sept 27th - after that I'm not sure if they will be available - but I doubt at these great prices IF they are still available.  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the canister set - and the cereal keeper .... what's NOT to like??

These next 3 pictures are "teasers" previews of what will be available in PINK for 2 weeks - September 28 to October 11th and after that ... well like the ones above, who knows, but definitely not at these great prices.

If you want them (and believe me I want them too) you need to pick them up as soon as you can before the 11th of October because I can't guarantee them after that.  I know last year once they were gone they were gone and EVERYONE wanted them!

Now this is the start of a Hello Kitty "series".  Right now I can't say how many will be in the series or how often they will be offered - but my information says this is the "first" of our collector series.  See they like to tease us too!

Remember this starts on Sept 28th and ONLY goes until October 11th - so if you want this Hello Kitty Collector Series piece, or any of the other PINK pieces shown in the 2 pictures above, check out my Tupperware Site for more details or for ordering.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tupperware in Orange and Pink!

Of course we have two big events coming up for October here at Tupperware.

One is Halloween and of course we just LOVE doing Halloween ... I mean what would Halloween be without Orange (and black and we have some of that too)?

Look at the HUGE Thatsa Bowl (ok its the Mega bowl) in Orange with the black seal.  Just think about all the candy or caramel corn you could put in that baby!
And then we have the really cute Candy Carrier that you could use as your candy "bag" as you go from house to house and then you get to keep it sealed away so they don't devour it all in one sitting.  I know we use to dole out the candy but the bags always got "messy" from the candy - that definitely wouldn't happen with this carrier.

And then the really super cute Jack o'Lantern keepers that you can use for candy treats or  you could pack treats, quesadillas, empanadas or other hand-held food for lunch.  

Each are available separately OR you can get the set for $40!

And then if you have the need for "party favors" these little snack cups would be AWESOME.  You could fill them with candy corn or whatever and have something the kids can use again.  A set of 3 for just $4.99 is a great deal. 

You could pick up a couple of sets without breaking the bank and have something the kids will use later and be able to remember the great time they had at YOUR party!

The other big event we have in October actually goes the entire month - Tupperware is going Pink for Cancer Awareness again this year.  Now for the next 2 weeks we have a "sneak peak" of some of the things we will be having this year.

First we have our One Touch Canisters in Pink 

This are just so pretty - a beautiful color in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  This are new for this year and are available now through Sept 27th.  I don't know if they will be available in October or not - I hope so but I really don't know for sure - so if you are interested in them don't wait too long.  You don't want to miss out.  You get 2 12 cup canisters and 2 8 cup canisters in our Pinkalicious One Touch Reminder Canister Set for just $25!

And then to make your breakfast table pretty too we have this Super Cereal Storer with a Pink Seal.  

This Pink Punch Seal makes the 20 cup cereal storer just stand out but look so sweet.  I know I'm looking forward to seeing this one (and all of mine right now are the black seals!).  If you like this one too you could pick it up for just $13!  

Now remember if you are interested in these pieces you need to act now.  I don't know if the pink pieces will be available in October when the rest of our October Pink comes in and I would hate to have you miss out on these. I really LOVE the look of them.

And our Halloween pieces are only available until September 27th so that we will be sure to get them to you in time for Halloween parties or for when those little ghosts and goblins come a callin'.

You can pick up these and so much more on my Tupperware Site or you can click on the "current online party" at the top right sidebar of this page.  All you need to do is enter your name and email address, click no for attending the party and you can order from my "store".  It is a great way to shop.  Oh and if you spend $50 or more, message me with your order number and I will send you a surprise thank you.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mid September Brochure and Limited Time Opportunities

Today is the start of the Mid September Brochure that has some AWESOME items at great discounts ... like the Stack Cooker in an AMAZING color.
These great deals are available today Sept 14th until midnight Oct 11th!

And then you could have what you need to do Halloween celebrations right with the Thatsa Mega Bowl in that brilliant Orange or a Candy Carrier for your Trick-or-Treater!

And as it has become the norm the last few mid month brochures - we also have some Short-term items that are available as well.  But remember this are VERY short-term ending Sept 27th!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Yes it is Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th!  Hope its a good day for you.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Free Online Chore Chart

Do you need help getting your kids to do their chores?

Have you seen this before?
I just saw it and thought it could be a great idea to get them motivated 
AND keep them motivated.

You know we all need some motivation sometimes but especially kids.
So if you think this could be a great idea for you and your kids or maybe your grandkids .....
I invite you to check it out.


Don't be so hard on yourself

I know its really easy to say .... relax don't be so hard on yourself ..... it's just difficult to do.

Unless you remember this.

So what do you think?

Should we all copy this and paste it on the bathroom mirror so we see it EVERY day before it starts??

I'm thinking we should.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11, 2001 - 2013

I have to admit I am having a difficult time with this.  
I can not believe it has been 12 years since that horrible day.  
It's been 12 years since so many lost their lives.
It's been 12 years since so many "every day" citizens became heroes.
Many things have changed, yet so many things remain the same.
And we are STILL worried about this despot or that being able to do something 
as horrible as this again.

Will we EVER learn?


You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.
' I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say,
'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK .. I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. 
'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.  'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered. 

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, 
comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Virginia, California, Michigan, Afghanistan.
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face.
I knew every name - though not all knew Me.
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; 
          'Come to Me... this way... take my hand.' 
Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.. 
However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey for you .
But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.
Seek Me now while I may be found.
Then, at any moment, you know you are ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


During the next 60 seconds, stop whatever you are doing, and take this opportunity. (Literally it is only 1 minute.)  All you have to do is the following:

Stop and think and appreciate God's power in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to Him. If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the instructions. 

Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of Me, I will be ashamed of you before My Father'

If you are not ashamed, spread this message ... but only if you believe 

'Yes, I love my God. He is my fountain of Life and My Savior. He Keeps me going day and night. Without Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can do everything. Christ is my strength.'

It's been a few years since I have seen this but still it makes me cry, even after 12 years.  Perhaps I am just too much of a softy, an emotional lady or maybe just maybe on top of all that, I hope with all my heart that we NEVER have to make the decisions we made in the past because of some horrific event like this.

Let all those who have had to go on without their loved ones feel our thoughts, our prayers, our desire to hold them tight and hopefully allow them to know peace, if only for a little while.  

Lest we Never Forget those who gave all that day.  

They will never be forgotten - 
not after 12 years - 
not ever!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Believe in YOU

Look at what we can learn from those so much smaller than us

We all have wings ....

Sometimes we just have to believe and they appear!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello Kitty Fans Unite!

I now know there are so many Hello Kitty Fans out there, that perhaps we should have an "intervention" group meeting.

I had done a post recently that highlighted some of the wonderful Hello Kitty Lunch Kit options that are available from Tupperware at It's Hello Kitty Time that I though had something for everyone, I hope you checked it and if not, go ahead I'll wait.  

But because of this post I was recently been contacted by some other Hello Kitty lovers that have an AWESOME collection of Hello Kitty items on their site.


You can check out the Hello Kitty Collectionary, which is "The best community for Hello Kitty collectors on the web", for everything from Dolls and Bags to Jewelry and Kitchen items and soooo much more!  

You can follow along on Pinterest, or Facebook or just join in at the Collectionary.

Hope to see you there .... 'cause I'm already a member!