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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Diet Pizzas

small diet pizza cut in four mini-slicesMake diet pizzas out of pita bread and low fat cheese

Pizzas are one of my favorite foods.  Wanting some help with portion controls there, I looked into pizzas for one.   Most of the commercially available crusts or complete pizzas are really high in fat and calories.  Continue reading

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Homemade Almond or Coconut Milk

coconut and almond milk ingredientsmake your own almond or coconut milk

Do you like almond or coconut milk?  Here’s an easy way to make your own at home with almond or coconut flour…  Continue reading

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Natural Sugar Alternatives

alternative natural sweeteners

Wanting to cut back on sucralose, aspartame, saccharine, or plain old sugar?  How about trying some natural sweeteners?  I found stevia gets knocked off its horse when it comes to an actual taste test… Continue reading

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Make A Salad Base

make salad in containers with bagged veggies

Want to eat more vegetables?  Here’s a way to quickly have salads ready for easy customizing at meal time… Continue reading

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