Thursday, January 26, 2012

How to make a sock monkey!

I absolutely LOVE sock monkey's! I haven't made one yet, maybe now is a good time!

Click here for easy sock monkey making instructions

Who is Orianthi Panagaris????

Early last month, I had the pleasure of going to Alice Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare concert when he was in town. I immediately noticed one of his band members, a woman with long blond hair and really cool sparkly tights. Right away I liked her, there was something about her that really drew my attention to her.

Later on in the show, the rest of the band disappeared and left the blond woman on center stage, alone. Well, she didn't waste any time! Immediately she starting playing her guitar and nearly rocked the roof off of the Krock Centre! It was, for a lack of better words, frickin' amazing!  I had to know who she was!

I googled "Alice Cooper's band" and instantly found the information I was looking for. The blond woman with the sparkly tights was Orianthi Panagaris, an Australian born singer who used to play for Michael Jackson!

At just 27 years old, Orianthi has already traveled the world and had experiences most have dreamed about, including trading solos with legend, Carlos Santana, presenting a Grammy award with Carrie Underwood, and opened for her long-time hero, Steve Vai.

I could go on and on about Orianthi, but I will leave some for you to discover yourself. You can follow her on Twitter HERE or check out her website

Orianthi, or Ori as she prefers, is in the process of working on a new album. Her latest EP, Fire, can be found on Itunes. Please check out this video of Heaven in this Hell, you won't be disappointed!  Check her out, your gonna absolutely LOVE her!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Joing Swagbucks for FREE, easy rewards!!!

I've been doing Swagbucks for a few years now, and absolutely love it! Swagbucks is a site that allows you to do basic searches, and earn "bucks" you can earn anywhere from 7 to 50 Swagbucks per search, sometimes more on Fridays, when it is mega Swagbucks day.

Swagbucks lets you redeem your bucks for things like gift cards, pay pal, sports memorabilia, kids stuff, pretty much anything! I usually redeem for gift cards. For a $5.00 gift card, it costs 450 swagbucks, which only takes me a little over 2 weeks to earn. (It could take you less, or longer, depending on how much you do it!)

I was able to get a lot of free stuff from this Christmas for gifts for my kids, unique stuff that I couldn't find in stores, all thanks to Swagbucks.

You should really check it out, it's completely free, they won't send you any spam, and you earn awesome rewards! you can participate as much or as little as you want!

Have fun!!!


Will this holiday vacation ever end?

Here it is, the final week of Christmas/holiday vacation, and I honestly cannot wait for it to end! Don't get me wrong, I love having time off like anybody else, but time off with a hyper 6 year old, and a demanding 1 year old, is extremely tiring!

The 6 year old enjoys re arranging the living room furniture and making forts, which is okay, but when you are forbidden to sit on your own couch, or watch your own tv, we have a problem!

Naturally the 1 year old is curious and wants to do anything his big brother is doing, which involves touching his creations and belongings; this does not go over very well with the 6 year old!

The weather has been fairly crappy here, wet and cold. No snow to go out and play in, and too cold just to go for a stroll down the street.

Oh, I forgot to mention too, during my "vacation" we bought a puppy! a Jack Russell Terrior puppy, this makes 2 Jack Russells in the house, which is also SO enjoyable while trying to take back your house and make sure the 6 year old isn't feeding the 1 year old dog kibble!

As I blog, the two Jacks are in the kitchen running laps around the kitchen table, the 1 year old is screaming because the 6 year old won't let him touch the cordless phone, the 6 year old is wheeling the 1 year old's toy shopping cart around the living room at mock speed!

Please, please let these next 4 days go by fast! I love my kids, and my dogs, but I also love my sanity!