Smart Home 2016 tour is up

HGTV Smart Home 2016 in Raleigh, NC

The HGTV Smart Home giveaway will start taking entries April 12, but you can start viewing photos, videos and 360-degree tours now at HGTV.com

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Master’s Hammer and Chisel – Part 1

The Master's Hammer and Chisel Deluxe Package

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel Deluxe Package

Just in time for 2016 Fitness resolutions BeachBody has released the new workout program “The Master’s Hammer and Chisel”.  The regular program comes with the 6 standard workout DVDs, a Quickstart guide, 60-day calendar, Continue reading

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21 Day FIX program – Part 2

21Day FIX DVDs

21Day FIX DVDs

Part 2 – The Workouts of 21 Day FIX

The 21 Day FIX program comes with a seven day repeating exercise schedule.  Instead of taking days off for rest, it divides the week with what it calls “active rest days” featuring pilates-style and yoga-style workouts.   Continue reading

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HGTV Dream Home 2016 Online Tour is up

HGTV's 20th anniversary Dream Home in Merritt Island, FL

HGTV’s 20th anniversary Dream Home in Merritt Island, FL

The 20th HGTV Dream Home Giveaway starts taking entries Dec. 29th 2015, but you can start touring it now online at hgtv.com/dreamhome with Videos, Photos, and more information.  The grand prize will feature this fully furnished, decorated home and landscaped property (including a swimming pool and a rebuilt boat dock), a new GMC Acadia Denali automobile, a boat, a doggie dream home, and an additional cash prize of $250,000.

In past HGTV Dream Home Giveaways, the winner has been notified around the middle of March, having to keep quiet about the matter until its publicly announced.  So If I seem unusually busy or uncommunicative then, you’ll know whats up.  LOL

Good Luck everyone!

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2015 Blog Cabin and Urban Oasis Sweepstakes are live

2015blogoasisThe two late-Summer/Autumn home sweepstakes from HGTV and DIYnetwork are well under way.  The 2015 UrbanOasis is a bungalow home completely remodeled and updated.  The Blog Cabin 2015 is a modern home near the Lake.  I’m way behind on posting these links.   So much going on…

Each sweepstakes takes two online entries per day.  Enjoy!

2015 Urban Oasis Giveaway

http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes/enter

http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-urban-oasis/sweepstakes/enter/enter2?sis=enteragain

2015 Blog Cabin Giveaway:

http://www.diynetwork.com/blog-cabin/sweepstakes/enter

http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/diy-network-blog-cabin/sweepstakes/enter?xp=enteragain

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HGTV Smart Home 2015

HGTV 2015 Smart Home in Austin, TX

The HGTV Smart Home 2015 Giveaway started taking entries.  This amazing annual giveaway features a fully furnished Austin, TX home in modern farm house style, along with a new car from Mercedes and a $100,000 check from sponsor Quicken Loans.

I put my first online sweepstakes entries in today.  Good Luck, Everyone!

 

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HGTV Dream Home 2015

dining room at 2015 HGTV dream home

dining room at 2015 HGTV dream home

The HGTV 2015 Dream Home Giveaway sweepstakes is about to start taking entries!  Continue reading

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21 day FIX program Part 1

21 day fix programBeachbody’s program “21 day FIX” arrived here Tuesday.  The base program or “essential package” comes with 2 DVDs of workouts, an “EATING PLAN” book, color coded containers (more below) for portioning foods, and a “3 day quick fix” diet pamphlet. Continue reading

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Watch Out for Sugary Drinks.

Sugar Content of Common Drinks

While I was reading a very nerdy computer related chat, someone happened to post a link to this photo.  Kind of makes you think twice Continue reading

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Homemade Butter Spread

butter and light olive oil

Looking for a natural alternative to margarine spreads?  Here’s how you can make your own spreadable butter, with ingredients available from your local supermarket. Continue reading

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