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I LOVE My New Rachael Ray Cookware!!

1 Jan

For Christmas my wonderful husband bought me some new pots and pans.  I don’t know about you, but I always like to know a little bit about or know someone who has tried  new appliances or cookware.  He bought me  the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-piece Cookware set in orange.  I first I was sceptical. 

  1. I really would have preferred red.
  2. How well would they work?  I really hadn’t seen/heard any reviews.

Oh, they work and yes, I love them!!  Oh, I grew to love the orange.  🙂  I decided although my kitchen is in red it doesn’t mean everything has to be red.  I did find out later my husband tried really hard to find red ones.  I guess that is a popular color.  Thanks Doug.  That’s one of the many reasons I love you!  🙂 

So, what exactly did I get?

  • 1-1/2-quart covered saucepan
  • 3-quart covered saucepan
  • 6-quart covered stockpot
  • 8-inch skillet
  • 10-inch skillet
  • 3-quart/10-inch covered sauté pan  (This pan I love!!) 
  • 10 pieces total.

I have already thrown out my old pots and pans and can tell a difference using my new set.  I just made eggs this morning.  In my old pan the eggs would stick if I wasn’t careful.  With my new pans the eggs cooked wonderfully and nothing stuck!  I absolutely love the glass lids.  This is the first time I have had glass lids.  They are awesome!  I also love the handles on the 3- quart sauce pan.   The soft-grip bright orange silicone handles are easy to carry and do not get hot like my old pan did.  I would recommend this set to someone starting out with cooking or as a great gift for a family member.


Has TLC gone BAD?!?

20 Sep

Tonight my husband, daughter and myself were watching the channel TLC which is normal for us.  There are several shows my husband and I enjoy as a couple and some we enjoy as a family.  Tonight we were watching Little People Big World, a favorite.  We are sad to see it is LPBW’s last seasons as we enjoy this show immensely. 

As we are sitting through some commercials we are talking and a commercial comes on for a new show called ‘Sister Wives.’  Are you kidding me?!?  TLC is airing a show about Polygamy.  I think this is just ridiculous!  The show is about one man and his three different wives.  They have 13 children among them.  It is about their family trying to be “normal” against a world that is against them and shuns their behavior and beliefs. 

I am sure this will get different reactions, but I feel it is wrong and should not be aired.  I understand families are made up differently.  Some have 1 mom and 1 dad.  Others have just 1 mom or 1 dad.  Yet others have aunts, uncles and even grandparents.  To me it doesn’t matter how a family is formed as long as the family is formed in love. 

What is God’s attitude toward polygamy? God is the one who brought marriage into the world. He made the first man, Adam (Genesis 1:26).   He saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone.  He then made a “wife” for Adam. Notice God did not make “wives” for Adam. If He had wanted Adam to have more than one wife, He would have made him more than one.  One was enough.  God knows best.

     Man in his different cultures has brought many ideas about marriage into the world.  Some of man’s ideas agree with God’s plan. Some of man’s ideas do NOT agree with God’s plan.  This is true with polygamy.  Polygamy is a “man-made” idea.  It is NOT in agreement with God’s plan for marriage.  Anything that does not agree with what God has done or said is sin.  God’s plan is one man and woman (wife) for life  (Genesis 2). 

Here is a clip and an insight to the new show.  Let me know what you think.  You know what my feelings are.  I know I do now want my daughter flipping the channels and coming across this show.  I understand there are worse things, but that leads me to wonder why add more to the horrible things our children see.


20 Sep

Avon sells many different types of  fragrances.  As with any major beauty sales company, some you just LOVE and others or just ok.  One of the perks of selling Avon is I have tried many of Avon’s different fragrances.  As I have written before, my favorite so far is Imari.  I simply love it!!  It doesn’t matter if others disagree, I love the way Imari smells plus I love how I feel when I wear Imari. 

In Campaign 21 Avon is proud to debut Fergie’s New fragrance and it is exclusively available at Avon.  Outspoken is running a close tie now with Imari.  This NEW fragrance by Fergie will definitely be put on my Christmas list. 

You can pick one, two or three up for you, your friend or even a loved one.  The 4-piece gift collection is only $36.00 and would make a great holiday or  “I love you”  gift.  Order you gift set today here.  Questions?  Contact me anytime.  314-495-2699

While you are smelling beautiful and bold and will want to look the part.  Why not check  out Avon’s NEW BOLD jewelry that sparkle and give you that edge you are looking for…

Viewing Room Etiquette

24 Aug

Tuesday is a busy night for us.  My husband works late and my daughter has her karate class right after school.  It was an exciting night because she was trying to earn her red tape on her belt.  This will put her one step closer to earning her yellow belt.  It was also a special night because my parents were going to meet us there and watch Grace for the first time. 

We all quickly took our seats as class was about to begin. As I looked around I noticed several new faces.  Several new parents anxiously awaiting to watch their child perform.  You can see the excitement and joy in many of the parents faces.  I myself was right there with them.  I was watching Grace do her form she had practiced all week.  She wanted to pass so bad.  All I cared about right then was her succeeding.  All I wanting was to hear was the instructor say, “You did it, good job!” 

Did I hear any of this?  Could I even concentrate on what was going on? 

“Oh my word, you would not believe what Charter did!”  she said, ” Oh I totally hate Charter, plus I just don’t understand any of that stuff.”  Really?  I am hearing this junk and loosing concentration on my daughter. 

“So what new show are you watching?  she said, ” I love Dexter and True Blood, you just HAVE to watch True Blood!!” 

I felt just like Homer looks in this picture.  The talking just would not end.  I had two Chatty Kathy’s sitting right next to me.  It’s like They passed out a secret letter to these 2 women and it read:  Please speak as if you don’t give a shit.  Please talk in you loudest voice possible.   Did they not realize it is not social time? 

I literally wanted to put a muzzle over these Chatty Kathy’s.  Does anyone have one?  I am honestly thinking about taking one to the next class.

I understand you have your friend and you want to talk, but inside voices ladies.  Learn to respect others around you.  If the Chatty Kathy’s weren’t enough I had another lady on my left whose baby kept crying.  I understand babies cry.  It is simply their way of telling us they need something or something is wrong.  Perhaps figure out what your child needs would be best and not just let the child scream. 

Then I had 2 or 3 people who had phones calls.  If that would have been me, I would politely excused myself and taken my call outside the room.  Not these people.  They choose to gab it up full throttle and expose all their business for everyone to hear. 

I hope and pray that the Chatty Kathy’s, the baby screamers and the phone talkers will learn “viewing room” etiquette before next class.  One had really nice shoes on and I really don’t want to wrestle those ladies down and force a muzzle on them.

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