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Sunday, November 30, 2008

aPassionForFashion Etsy Shop

I recently won a fabulous gift certificate to Jennifer Meyers' etsy shop (aPassionForFashion).

She has so many great items for sale, it was really hard to choose what I wanted. I finally decided on a really cool red etched butterfly pendant. It is just so pretty!!!!

Jennifer also has earrings, bracelets, wallets, and more.

To see her great shop, click here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday Contest

Normally I post a contest on Thursday, but I just posted a contest I am doing yesterday and I am getting ready to go to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving.

So if you want more contests, check out my other blog Becca's Contest List.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tupperware Hamburger Press Freezer Set giveaway


Audrey from MyDirectSales.com is sponsoring a giveaway of a Tupperware Hamburger Press Freezer Set. This gadget helps you make the perfect burgers, every time!

For your first (and mandatory) entry into this contest, go to Audrey's Tupperware page and come back and comment with your favorite "New This Month" item. Please make sure to leave your email address if it isn't visible on your blogger profile.

To earn extra entries you can (please leave a comment for each additional entry):

1) Become a follower of my blog (please don't do anonymous, i have to be able to see you)
2) Leave a RELEVANT comment on any of my old blog posts
3) Blog about this contest (and comment with the url)
4) Make a purchase from Audrey's site (not mandatory but worth 5 extra entries!)

This contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Contest ends Sunday, December 14th at midnight PST. Winner will be picked and notified by email on December 15th.

Broccoli Fish Bake

Can you see that I like broccoli? The other night for dinner, we tried a Broccoli Fish Bake. It was really tasty! The recipe is below.

Ingredients:


1 pkg. (about 10 oz.) frozen broccoli spears, cooked and drained OR 1 lb. fresh broccoli, cut into spears, cooked and drained

1 lb. fresh or thawed frozen firm white fish fillet (cod, haddock or halibut)

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Broccoli Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs

1 tsp. butter, melted

1/8 tsp. paprika



Directions:

ARRANGE broccoli in 2-qt. shallow baking dish. Top with fish. Mix soup and milk and pour over fish. Sprinkle with cheese.

MIX
bread crumbs, butter and paprika and sprinkle on top. Bake at 450°F. for 20 min. or until fish is done.

Serves 4.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TheBlackFriday.com

I was browsing the web and found a link to TheBlackFriday.com

This site has a ton of ads up or lists of products if they don't have scans of the ad.

I am so excited to have an idea of where I want to go before super early Friday morning.

To check out the site, click here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good things are coming...

Since nothing overly exciting has happened recently, I am going to write about what's coming up.

An online friend whom I have never met or spoken to off the computer is supposed to be in town today. We are hopefully going out to lunch or dinner. I am so excited to finally meet him!!!

After today and tomorrow, I am off of work until next Monday...woohoo!!!!

Black Friday will hopefully be amazing. The thing I really want is Guitar Hero World Tour for the Wii. Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

JesseJanes's Etsy Shop

A few weeks ago I was browsing j j's etsy shop and realized I had to buy some Scrabble tile pendants from her! She has so many great pendants (and not just Scrabble tiles..she has bamboo too!!)! I ended up getting one for my mom for a holiday gift, a purple and white owl design and a night scene of the moon coming up. They are all gorgeous! She also has items like magnets, tins and necklace chains.

To check out her shop, click here.

Below are some examples of her work....


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fresco Restaurant

When I worked at Blockbuster, I worked next door to a great restaurant called Fresco. I ate there almost every day!

About 6 months ago they opened a new location much closer to my house. I was hesitant to go there but thrilled to discover I already knew the owner. I have to say...this location is just as good as the other one! The food is almost exactly the same and the employees are really friendly.

It's so nice when multiple locations of the same restaurant are all great!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day off

I don't have to blog today LOL My real life day isn't going to be the most exciting ever. I am babysitting for 4 hours this morning and then I have an hour long meeting at work. Then I plan to come home and enter contests so that I can win more fun prizes!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One Norton PC Tune-up service valued at $69.99

The Computer Lady, Sweetie's Sweeps and Shopping Gems are all giving away One Norton PC Tune-up service valued at $69.99.

On each site you leave a comment for your first entry. You can earn up to 8 or 9 extra entries on each site by following the directions for earning extra entries.

To enter at The Computer Lady, click here.
To enter at Sweetie's Sweeps, click here.
To enter at Shopping Gems, click here.

Each contest ends Monday, November 24th at 11:50 pm EST.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

I found this great recipe on Betty Crocker's website and it is delicious!

1medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4cloves garlic, finely chopped
1can (14 oz) vegetable broth
1tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1jar (15 to 17 oz) roasted garlic Parmesan or Alfredo pasta sauce
9uncooked lasagna noodles
3cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1package (4 oz) crumbled herb-and-garlic feta cheese (1 cup)

Rosemary sprigs, if desired

Lemon wedges, if desired

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2.Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in broth and rosemary. Heat to boiling. Stir in artichokes and spinach; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce.
3.Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in bottom of baking dish; top with 3 noodles. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice. Spread with remaining artichoke mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
4.Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender and lasagna is bubbly. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lemon wedges.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F. Cover; bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake about 15 minutes longer.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snopes.com

Have you ever heard a rumor and not known whether to believe it? Snopes.com is the website to confirm or deny these rumors.

For example, do you keep hearing rumors about stores going bankrupt, closing all their stores etc? Click here to read the true facts that snopes has accumulated.

If you ever have a question about something you hear, make snopes.com the first website you check with!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jewelry Making Class

This semester, my mom and I wanted to do beading at Adult Ed. Unfortunately, the class is Wednesday night, which is the only night I work. So instead, we did jewelry making. This jewelry making class is one of the hardest things I have ever done. After about 12 weeks, I have made a plain silver band, a copper keychain, and I am finishing a silver pendant with a stone tonight. My feeling of accomplishment at the end of the projects is amazing, but the process is painful!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mattieleas Etsy Shop

I recently won 4 monster magnets from the Mattieleas Etsy Shop. I love them! They are super cute and have been on my fridge since I received them.

She also has tons of cute jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.

To check out her shop, click here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kate Voegele - Don't Look Away


Today is my day to do a product review...so I'm hoping talking about a CD counts. I was watching "One Tree Hill" this week and Kate Voegele (Mia) sang. I was reminded of how amazing her voice is. I went out and bought her CD the very next day. Every song she sings is as good as the next. I don't often spend money on CDs but I am really glad I bought this one!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Blog of contests

Instead of posting just one contest, I am going to suggest everyone go check out my new blog, Becca's Contest List. Right now I am only posting contests that let you blog for an extra entry.

Click here to go see it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicken Enchiladas

My Auntie Karen has the best chicken enchilada recipe I have ever tasted! It is below...

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

3 cans cream of chicken soup
1 4-ounce can diced green Ortega chiles
1 cup sour cream
1 soup can of milk
diced cooked chicken
2 dozen tortillas
Monterey Jack or longhorn cheese, grated

Mix soup, chiles, sour cream, and milk together in a large skillet. Heat until it bubbles. Remove from heat and dip tortillas into mixtures one at a time. Place chicken onto tortillas and roll, then place into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with grated cheese, and serve with additional sour cream and guacamole, if desired.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mytopia.com

I love online games at sites like pogo.com and games.yahoo.com so when my grandma saw an ad for a new gaming site, she immediately thought of me. She said I HAD to go try it out so I did just to make her happy.

The site is sooooo cute! It is really new still but what's there is great. I tried out a few of the games and liked them all. I've been trying to convince people I know to sign up but haven't had any luck yet. Maybe some of you could sign up and we could play games against each other!

To check out mytopia.com, click here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Changeling

The other night I went to "The Changeling" with a friend. It was between that and "High School Musical 3" lol.

Wow, I am so glad we picked "The Changeling". It was an amazing movie. Yet again, Angelina Jolie was brilliant. I have never seen her not do a FANTASTIC job.

It was a little bit long but I didn't even notice until the movie was over and I checked the time.

If you are going to see a movie anytime soon, consider this one!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DasheDesigns' Etsy Shop

I recently entered a contest to win a piece of jewelry from Funda's Etsy shop called DasheDesigns.

She just opened her Etsy shop in April of this year and the pieces are fantastic! Her pieces are slightly more expensive than most of the shops I go to but this is because they are way more intricate and made of higher quality materials.

A few pieces I love are the Antalya bracelet, The Miami necklace, the Prague earrings in shaded grey and the Virginia Beach earrings in Blue III.

To check out her shop, click here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lindt Truffles

A few months ago, I read a blog post about Lindt Peanut Butter truffles. I love their other flavors of truffles but had never heard of peanut butter ones. I looked all over for them and couldn't find them.

About a week ago I finally found them and was so excited! I bought them even though I still have a ton of Halloween candy left over.

THEY ARE SO AMAZING! I love peanut butter and I love chocolate...and I love these new truffles. If you haven't tried them, you need to.

To check out their website, click here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day off

Today is my day off but I would love for everyone to start following my new blog at http://www.beccascontestlist.blogspot.com

I am going to list cool contests there.

Thanks!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Win a Trip to Italy

Better Homes and Gardens is giving away a trip for two to Italy in the form of a $5,000 check. Second prize is a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (which is also an awesome prize.

As someone who loves to travel and to cook, I would be so excited to win either of these things.

To enter the contest, click here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Broccoli Cheese Soup

One of my favorite foods ever is broccoli cheese soup. Below is a great recipe to make this soup for yourself. Go check out Audrey's Recipe Barn for more great recipes!

1 small onion, diced
1 - 10 ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
2 chicken bouillon cubes
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large saucepan, cook the onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until blended. Add milk. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat. In medium saucepan, dissolve bouillon cubes in water. Bring to a boil, add broccoli, and cook till broccoli is tender. Do not drain. Add broccoli and the cooking liquid to the cheese mixture, and stir until blended.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Momgiveaways.com

Even though I am not a mom yet, my mom introduced me to a great site for contests.

Courtney at www.momgiveaways.com has a whole group of volunteers posting contests all day every day! There are contests in every category you could imagine.

I am on this site almost every day and I love it!!

To check out Courtney's site, click here.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bloggy Carnival - A Winner is Chosen

Thank you to all 1086 of you who entered for the $20 Starbucks giftcard. The winner is....

Lisa @ Little Slice of Life

 
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