Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Graphics for Zazzle

I really enjoy my Serif CraftArtist2 program. I have been uploading some designs to Zazzle for tshirts, mugs and the like. Here is a sampling of my store.

Top 10 Reasons to use the Crock-pot

Where is your crock-pot right now?  Is it somewhere in the back of your hard-to-reach cabinet? 

One of the most convenient and easy to use appliances in my kitchen is the crock-pot. Many days this time-saving appliance occupies some prime counter top real estate.

Top 10 Reasons to use the Crock-pot

  1. The crock-pot is fuss-free, all day cooking.
  2. The crock-pot renders less expensive, tough cuts of meat tender and flavorful.
  3. Slow cooking can cut grocery bills because you can use less expensive dry beans instead of canned.
  4. No stuck-on, burnt foods. How about some creamy mac and cheese?
  5. Lower temperatures keep vitamins and nutrients in the food.
  6. Programmable functions keep dinner ready when you get home in the evening.
  7. Crock-pot meals are much more economical than take-out.
  8. Food cooked slowly tastes better.
  9. Crock-pots can keep the food hot and fresh for crazy t-ball season family dinner times.
  10. There is no end of healthy and delicious recipes that lend themselves to slow cooking.

So, reach in to the back of your cabinet and raise the status of your crock-pot. Plan ahead with some great recipes and discover delightful dishes prepared in less time than you thought possible!

Find me on Pinterest and get started with some great meals.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Need some extra Christmas cash? 3 Quick ways to earn some extra holiday money.

Earning Swagbucks is easy and free

Now earning points is quite easy completing simple tasks and Swagbucks runs this generous refferal special

Last Christmas I used about my points for TJ Max gift cards for my girls and gifts from Walmart (gift card-then ship and got shopping rewards) for a couple of hubby’s gifts. You can also redeem SBs as PayPal cash. There are many ways to redeem Swagbucks. 
This post contains affiliate links. 

Refer and Earn 500 SB!

This month only (November), when you refer someone and they earn 500 SB, you both get a 500 SB bonus AND the referrer gets 10% of their SB earnings for life!

500 Swagbucks = $5.00 gift card

How do you earn even more Swagbucks?

  • Search the Web-Use the Browser Toolbar so that you can search for things on the web easily.
  • Watch Videos
  • Play Games
  • Take Surveys
  • View & Complete Offers
  • Answer Polls & Surveys
  • Perform Tasks
  • Follow Swagbucks on Facebook and Twitter for special codes and offers
  • Follow Swagbucks on Twitter

Join Swagbucks!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What's Online at

PS. Thought you would like to know, since I’ve joined Swagbucks I have earned:

  •     4 Referrals
  •     2189 Referral Points
  •     50,500 SBs Total to date (that’s about $550)

Slice The Pie is a website that allows artists and aspiring musicians a chance to have their music reviewed and rated.

  1. You are paid to write in-depth reviews on musicians' pieces*.
  2. You can earn from 5 to 40 cents for each review you submit.
  3. You can also refer friends to join Slice The Pie and you earn commissions from their reviews as well.  

Review *clothing designs, too.

Now your feedback on tracks, clothing and lots more goes directly to help artists, record labels and brands make decisions.
In less than 8-minutes, I joined, set up my profile and earned 16 cents. I know that doesn't sound like much, but that was only 4 times 90 seconds of music and some easy reviews.

Savings Catcher is Walmart’s online tool that will price match local competitors’ prices. You get the difference in Rewards Dollars which you can use for Wal-Mart Rewards eGift Card that you can spend at Walmart.

Here’s how it works:

1. Submit your receipt to Savings Catcher in any one of two ways:
  • Online -  Enter the receipt number into Savings Catcher at
  • Wal-Mart App - Scan the code at the bottom of your printed store receipt
2. Savings Catcher compares the prices
The Savings Catcher will compare the prices of the items to the advertised prices found in the print and online versions of the weekly ads of top retailers in your area.
3. Rewards the difference
If a lower price is found, you’ll get the difference in Rewards Dollars. These can be redeemed as Walmart eGift Card to be used online or in the store OR Bluebird by American Express Card.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

My Virtual Walk: Day 1-Yosemite: Lower Falls Trail

My Virtual Walk:

 Day 1-Yosemite: Lower Falls Trail


What it was like at in Yosemite

The Lower Falls Trail is a 1-mile loop with an Elevation gain of approximately 50 ft.  making it easy to attempt. There are a few lookout positions to get a great view of the falls and the creek. It is also handicapped accessible. View Yosemite webcams.
Yosemite Falls | Yosemite Conservancy

Weather Conditions in Yosemite

It was clear and 74° F and will be much cooler in the evening. The park’s site has a link to view the latest weather conditions


Look out for bears. They are so active at this point that some of the park areas are closed. Hantavirus pulmonary disease is spread by local rodents. So, stay clear of them also.

What my walk was like in Walterboro, SC

I walked for my 30 minutes at the 2 mph pace (according to the chart from Sparkpeople) on the walking trail at Palmetto Rural Telephone Company at 2471 N. Jefferies Blvd. This trail is flat terrain and very shady with a well-defined path. It is .5 miles, so I meandered around taking different turns at the forks. I took the dog with me since I have usually found this trail empty.

If you zoom in until you can see cars in the PRTC parking lot, you can see the beginning of the trail. The rest, covered by the trees, loops around the whole block.

Weather Conditions in Walterboro, SC

It was a very partly cloudy afternoon. The temperature was about 75 ° with breezes up to 14 mph, but those breezes weren’t enough to keep the mosquitoes away.


I didn’t see any wildlife except those swarming mosquitoes. My dog, Clark Kent, A.K.A. Superdog, looks pretty wild sometimes with the Mohawk he’s sporting.