Monday, May 31, 2010

May Top Entrecard Droppers

A big thank you to everyone who drops their card on me through Entrecard. I would like to say a special thank you to my top droppers for the month of May. Make sure to go say hello to these wonderful blogs!!


A Memorial Day Tribute




Because we know that Freedom is Not Free, we thank you. For all those we remember with love and thankfulness and to honor those who have passed. God bless those who serve this country in all branches. Happy Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sticky Post For Silly Bandz Giveaway

**THIS IS A STICKY POST. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN**

Don't forget to enter my Silly Bandz Giveaway HERE. It ends this Friday!!

Follow Me Friday #2

Welcome to Follow Me Friday! This is a great way to find new blogs and make new friends and get new followers. Here is all you have to do:

Please make a post and spread the word! Grab the badge below and put it in your post.

Sign in to Mr. Linky

Follow away!! Make sure to leave comments to your new friends and let them know where you found them from!

Make sure to come back every Friday for a new list!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why I Am Re-thinking Using Craigslist


My husband and I have used Craigslist a few times for some of our larger items we wanted to get rid of. We tried to help my Mother-In-Law sell some of my Father-In-Law's medical equipment after he passed to no avail. For the most part, Craigslist is a crap shoot. Either you get lucky or you don't.

I am typically not a very trusting person. My Dad wanted me to be safe growing up so I think he made me a little (ok, a lot) paranoid and cynical of things and people. But, to his defense "watching my back" has kept me safe.

After I read this story, I WILL NEVER use Craigslist again. The world is a sick place!

TACOMA, Wash. (CBS/AP) Four suspects are charged in a fatal home-invasion robbery linked to a Craigslist ad, according to Washington State officials.
James Sanders, of the Pierce County community of Edgewood, Wash., was fatally shot on April 28 trying to defend his home from robbers who showed up on the pretext of purchasing a diamond ring he had advertised on the online classified site.
Sanders' wife, Charlene, told reporters last week how the people who pretended to be interested in buying a ring, robbed and beat her family and shot her husband.

"I had a gun to the back of my head with a countdown - three, two - and I'm just screaming and my kids are standing there, and I'm saying, please, God, don't let them kill me, don't let them kill my kids," she said.

She said her husband was shot trying to protect her 14-year-old son who was being pistol-whipped. James Sanders died in his wife's arms.

"I just kept saying 'honey please stay with me, stay with me, stay with us, don't go, don't go,' and he was just barely gasping for air," she said. "They took the love of my live."

Three of the suspects Kiyoshi A. Higashi, 22, and Joshua N. Reese, 20, both of Tacoma, along with Amanda C. Knight, 21, of Sumner, were arrested on May 1 during a traffic stop in California.

Officials say the fourth suspect, Clabon Berniard, 23, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday after being sought on a nationwide arrest warrant.

Investigators say they believe the people responsible for Sanders' death are also responsible for an April 25 robbery at a Lake Stevens home, north of Seattle, where the family had offered a TV for sale on Craigslist.

All four suspects are charged with first-degree murder, robbery and assault.

Knight appeared Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court in tears and pleaded not guilty to all charges and was ordered held on $2 million bail.

Charlene Sanders was in court for Knight's appearance and called the whole experience "a nightmare" and told KOMO-TV, "When I saw her I started to shake."

She said earlier her 14-year-old son is recovering and both he and her 10-year-old son miss their father.

Twitter Hop Thursday

Looking for more people to follow you on Twitter? I found this at one of my new favorite spots Moms Wear Your Tees Blog . Follow directions below and join in!!
Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King's Court IV, Little Yaya's and Blessed, Review Retreat and Moms Wear Your Tees!
Would you like more Twitter followers and be to introduced to more cool moms out there? Come and join us!!
1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to once and it will appear on all).
2. Click on the Twitter ID for the five hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.
3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they'll know where to follow you! The more people you follow, the more follow you back!
Spread the word by tweeting this link! You can use the share button right below the post. You can also add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you'll see "Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code...." Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

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Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis.



It's a great way to start off your week & get more BF's !!

How it Works
  1. Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
  2. Grab our button ( when available ) & the link code to post on your blog
  3. Follow all 4 hostesses above & then as many other blogs as you would like.
  4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow others back if they leave you a comment that they follow you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

What Is Your Cube Steak?



There are very few things that I won't eat or at least try. But, I HATE cube steak! I think we all have our "cube steak". I figured out that I had such a dislike for it because my Mother fed it to my family all the time. Now I can't even look at it and I will never buy it! My husband has the same dislike of zucchini. His Mom made it with every meal. He won't touch it if I make it.

So, every week when I am trying to make my meal plan for the week you will never see cube steak on it.

What is your "cube steak"?

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Home Of Follow Me Friday!

Before I left blogging last year I started a meme called Follow Me Friday. I am excited to bring it back every Friday! This is a great way to find new blogs and make new friends and get new followers. Here is all you have to do:

Please make a post and spread the word! Grab the badge below and put it in your post.

Sign in to Mr. Linky

Follow away!! Make sure to leave comments to your new friends and let them know where you found them from!

Make sure to come back every Friday for a new list!



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I WON! I WON!

I am so excited! I won my first contest since coming back to blogging. I won a beautiful Lucy Vase from Crate and Barrel from Laura over at Paring Down. I can't wait to put some fresh cut flowers in it so I can show it off in my window! Thanks so much Laura! Please stop by and say hello to her. Her blog is awesome!




** DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY SILLY BANDZ CONTEST**


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Twitter Hop Thursday

Looking for more people to follow you on Twitter? I found this at one of my new favorite spots Moms Wear Your Tees Blog . Follow directions below and join in!!
Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King's Court IV, Little Yaya's and Blessed, Review Retreat and Moms Wear Your Tees!
Would you like more Twitter followers and be to introduced to more cool moms out there? Come and join us!!
1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to once and it will appear on all).
2. Click on the Twitter ID for the five hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.
3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they'll know where to follow you! The more people you follow, the more follow you back!
Spread the word by tweeting this link! You can use the share button right below the post. You can also add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you'll see "Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code...." Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Are Your Kids Drinking Enough WAT-AAH?




If your kids are anything like mine, it isn't always easy to make them drink water. My girls love water, but if given a choice all the time I am sure they would choose juice or pop over water.

I was given the chance to try WAT-AAH! It is a new water that is on the market for kids. I am always looking for a way to get my four girls to drink more water, so this was a great discovery.

As I read more on the product I was so happy to read the company's mission: To reverse children's dependency on sodas and other sugary drinks and participate in the fight against the biggest health threat facing the country today....childhood obesity.

WAT-AHH! is 100% sugar free, color free, calorie free, ultra pure water, and it convinces kids that drinking water is far from being boring. It comes in four varieties:


Brain - Ultra purified water with no sugar and kid-friendly electrolytes.

Bones - Ultra purified water with again, no sugar, and bone-building magnesium.

Body – Pure Spring water. No chemicals, no sodium and no sugar.

Energy – Ultra purified water, no sugar and energizing oxygen.



Now the true test...my daughters. I gave them each their own bottle to try and they LOVED it! The marketing of the bottle worked well on them. They loved the neon colors, the shape and feel of the bottle and the slogan. They like saying WAT-AHH! Not to mention the taste of the water is so pure. I tried some myself and I have never tasted such pure, fresh water before. I have to admit I was really impressed with the product and so were my girls.

I can say for sure that WAT-AHH! was a big hit in my house. Kid tested - Mother approved!!

If you would like to get more information on WAT-AHH! go to: www.drinkwataah.com/.

Don't forget to look them up on Facebook and become a fan!

All of the information was provided to me by WAT-AAH! No compensation was received for this post. All comments, views and opinions are my own.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Silly Bandz Giveaway


Thanks to Jenn over at My Kids Are My World, I was able to figure out what Silly Bandz are called. My daughter kept asking for these rubber band bracelets and I had no idea what she was talking about. If you have a child over the age of 5 you will know what I am talking about. If not, you will soon.

They are rubber bands that come in several different shapes and colors. They go on as bracelets, but once you take them off they transform into an actual shape. They are the next big thing around here. Last month it was those little animal erasers, now everyone wants these Silly Bandz.

I would like to giveaway a pack of Pet Animal Silly Bandz to one lucky winner. There are 24 in a pack. It has a cat, dog, duck, pig, rabbit and turtle.





For every entry, please leave a comment with your email. Here is what you have to do to win:

Follow Still On The Verge with GFC (Google Friend Connect) 1 entry

Follow Still On the Verge on Twitter 1 entry

Tweet this giveaway on Twitter once a day 1 entry

sample tweet:
Win A pack of Silly Bandz from @ontheverge6 http://ontheverge6.blogspot.com/2010/05/silly-bandz-giveaway.html

Join Still On The Verge on Facebook 1 entry

Grab my button and link it's location back here 1 entry

Giveaway ends on May 29, 2010 and is open to residents of U.S. and Canada. Winner will be selected by Random.org and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. Please leave me your email address if it's not attached to your profile so I can contact you if you win. Good luck!




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Thursday, May 13, 2010

For Those Who Couldn't Leave A Comment

I changed the settings so everyone should be able to leave comments now. Please do!

The Honest Scrap Award




I am so honored to have received this award from my new friend over at Mommy Living The Life Of Riley!

Congratulations to her for receiving this award and thank you so very much for passing it on to me. She has a wonderful blog and a really cool meme on Friday called, "Stick 'Em Up Friday". This is where you can go and get some free publicity if you are having a giveaway. Please make sure to stop by and say hello!

I must now share 8 things about myself and pass it on to 8 other lovely bloggers!

Honest Tidbits About Me:

I love to garden. It is my Zen.

I am not a horder yet, but I tend to keep a lot of stuff that has sentimental value to it.

I am starting to get addicted to Twitter.

If I could choose any career in this world it would be a famous singer.

I wish I had tons of money. I would have more kids and a nanny!!

I love listening to all kinds of music.

The thing I wish we could afford more than anything else right now is a MAID!

I wish I could live on a farm so I could have all the cats and dogs I want.

Now, here's my list of blogs that I think tell it straight too!

Menopausal New Mom
Blue Monkey Butt
Small Town Mommy
Outnumbered Two To One
Oh For Pete's Sake!
Comedy Plus
Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom
Harriet And Friends

Thank you to these bloggers for always being straightforward and honest, whether it be on their own blogs or commenting on mine. Please do not feel obliged to participate. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your blogs and your honest opinions. Have a great day everyone!

Lydia @ On The Verge


Twitter Hop Thursday

Looking for more people to follow you on Twitter? I found this at one of my new favorite spots Moms Wear Your Tees Blog . Follow directions below and join in!!
Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King's Court IV, Little Yaya's and Blessed, Review Retreat and Moms Wear Your Tees!
Would you like more Twitter followers and be to introduced to more cool moms out there? Come and join us!!
1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to once and it will appear on all).
2. Click on the Twitter ID for the five hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.
3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they'll know where to follow you! The more people you follow, the more follow you back!
Spread the word by tweeting this link! You can use the share button right below the post. You can also add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you'll see "Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code...." Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday




Follow Me Back Tuesday is another day of the week that you can gain more followers and find other great blogs to follow on a weekly basis.



It's a great way to start off your week & get more BF's !!

How it Works
  1. Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
  2. Grab our button ( when available ) & the link code to post on your blog
  3. Follow all 4 hostesses above & then as many other blogs as you would like.
  4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow others back if they leave you a comment that they follow you.

Post It Note Tuesday















Monday, May 10, 2010

Easy Meal Mondays



Welcome to the first Easy Meal Mondays. I don't know about you, but I am constantly looking for new recipes that are quick and easy for my family. I love when others post something yummy that I can try. That is why I wanted to start Easy Meal Mondays to share great recipes with each other. Please grab my badge above, link up below with my linky and share your recipes on your blog. I can't wait to read them all!

Velveeta Salsa Dip













I learned this one in college from a girlfriend. It is quick, easy and delicious!

What you need:

1 lb. (16 oz.) Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar of salsa
1 bag of nacho chips

Make It!

Melt the whole block of Velveeta in a large pan.
While melting Velveeta brown the ground beef.
When cheese is melted and beef is brown, stir together.
Add the can of salsa to your taste. I usually don't use the whole jar.

Put in a bowl and enjoy with chips. This dip is very filling and a great fill in for dinner when you are short on time.



Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!


Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.


Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My New Meme - Easy Meal Mondays

How many nights have you been clueless about what to make for dinner? Are you making the same meals over and over every week? Some nights you might even find yourself really short on time and wish you had a quick and easy recipe. Since I have 6 mouths to feed this happens to me all the time.

Starting this Monday I will be starting Easy Meal Mondays. A chance to share your easy recipes and visit others to find some new ones. Grab my button below, write a post for Monday and come back to link up. I can't wait to see all the new recipes!





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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Twitter Hop Thursday



Looking for more people to follow you on Twitter? I found this at one of my new favorite spots Moms Wear Your Tees Blog . Follow directions below and join in!!

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The
King's Court IV, Little Yaya's and Blessed, Review Retreat and Moms Wear Your Tees!



Would you like more Twitter followers and be to introduced to more cool moms out there? Come and join us!!




1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to once and it will appear on all).



2. Click on the Twitter ID for the five hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.



3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they'll know where to follow you! The more people you follow, the more follow you back!



Spread the word by tweeting this link! You can use the share button right below the post. You can also add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you'll see "Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code...." Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's A Social Parade!

I just found this great new Wednesday link up called It's A Social Parade, hosted by The Smart Trendy Moms blog.


Smart and Trendy Moms


What are you waiting for? Go link up and meet some amazing new blogs!

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