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Simple Way to Make a Difference: Wholly Guacamole

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Looking for a way to make a difference but don’t have much money or time to spend? This sums me up so I figured it might apply to others as well. Well, today I noticed a post on Wholly Guacamole’s Facebook page. It supports Operation Purple which helps children of military families go to camp. Wholly Guacamole’s goal is to send 100 kids to camp and it needs your help.

Simply buy a t-shirt (sizes range from youth to adult XXL) for $10. Yep, that’s all. Ten dollars for a shirt and you’re helping a kid attend camp. Don’t have need of a shirt? No problem, you can donate money and bypass the shirt. It’s simple. It’s different. It’s a way to help someone when your time and money are limited.

McCormick and Crowdtap

I’ve gone on and on about my adoration of Crowdtap. By answering surveys and participating in online discussions members receive points which allow them to advance to different levels. As members rise levels on the site they are given chances to host different parties. Some of those parties are linked to movie and television shows, while others promote a product. I was lucky enough to receive a McCormick Grill Mates kit to share with friends and family.

On Labor Day my cousin invited my family and a few of our friends over for a swimming get together. I decided this was the perfect setting for me to introduce the newest additions of McCormick’s Grill Mate’s products. I was given an apron, booklet with recipes and party ideas, Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade, Slow and Low Memphis Pit BBQ Rub, Montreal Steak Seasoning Blend, Molasses Bacon Seasoning Blend and Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

We used the Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade on boneless, skinless chicken breast which was served alongside the “traditional” Italian dressing marinated and cooked chicken. Montreal Steak Seasoning Blend was used on HUGE steaks and Hawaiian burgers and hotdogs were brushed with the Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Some of us also used the barbecue sauce to dip our steak or chicken.

As side dishes we had 7 Cheese Macaroni, stuffed mini sweet peppers, baked beans, potato salad, chips, coleslaw, butterscotch pie, Jello cake, buttermilk cookies.

Everything was delicious. I had wondered if guests would enjoy the old family favorite Italian chicken or if they’d go for the new Spiced Brandy & Herb marinated chicken. By the end of the night there was a few pieces of the Italian chicken and none of the brandy herbed chicken left. I’d say the new McCormick marinade will be used the majority of the time now. It was earthy, yet sweet–just mouth watering. Everyone ate the Brown Sugar Bourbon sauce. I’d hoped to take some home to use the next day, but all I found was an empty bottle!

I’ve got to thank both Crowdtap and McCormick for giving me the great spices which added flavor to the swimming get together. The ending consensus of all who attended the party was that the seasonings and barbecue sauce are ones to buy.

Some of the girls getting their grub on!

Pretty Cinderella Doll

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I just got an email about a new Disney collectible doll. It is so pretty. It only costs $99.50. lol Oh, yeah. It goes on sale Oct. 2, 2012.

Amazing People

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I try not to be selfish and to be considerate of others. This man took it to a whole new level. I want to be Aaron Collins or like his relatives who followed through with his wishes. What? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Watch the video then visit aaroncollins.org to learn more.

Pringles Instant Win: Last Chance

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Looking for an instant win opportunity? You’ve got one last chance to try to win a gift card or a can of Pringles from the Facebook Tournament of Flavors promotion. Obviously you need to have a Facebook account to enter. Then follow the link, watch the two remaining videos and vote for your favorite Pringles flavor. You’ll be immediately notified if you’re a winner. I didn’t win, but you might win $500 gift card or a can of Pringles.

Disney’s Frankenweenie Movie Trailer

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Why do I feel like I watched this movie years ago?

Look for this when you buy Totino’s pizza

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My shopping trip to Walmart sucked today, but I did find one good thing. I found Totino’s frozen pizza priced at $1.38/pizza. Now you’re thinking “so what,” right? Well, each box I bought has a code which can be used at Redbox for one Free movie. Not bad, huh? 🙂