Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Administer a Cookie-Tasting Test




There are countless cookies on the shelves of grocery stores and in the catalogs of www.cookiesbydesign.com and other online retailers. Each package may promise sweet morsels of goodness, while others may have the flavor of sawdust. The best way to know which brands are excellent and which ones are sub-par is to try them all out for yourself. When sampling these cookies, you may be biased by the brand names, so it’s wise to go through a blind taste test. For tips on administering this fun and delicious test, follow these suggestions.

Setting Up
First, buy the cookies you wish to try out. You can compare 2 or more different varieties. You may wish to do a general cookie tasting test or stick to one category, say chocolate chip cookies. Next, get a head count of how many people are participating and use that number to decide how many disposable plates to use. Divide the plate into smaller equal sections with a permanent marker. Label each marked box on the plate with a number. On a separate piece of paper, write down which cookie brand you’ll assign to each number. This will serve as your key. Place each cookie or part of a cookie on its designated number. Bring these plates out on the table where your participants are sitting. Be sure the table has crackers and milk as well so they can cleanse their palates.

Giving the Test
Once everything is set up, you can tell your participants to begin. You may ask them to be blindfolded so the appearance of a cookie won’t bias them. On the other hand, this creates more work for you since you’ll have to hand your blind participants the cookies instead of asking them to feed themselves. It’s all a matter of what you intend to get out of the test. Let the cookie testers work at their own pace and take notes on paper or in their heads. Instruct the participants not to comment on the tastes, since this will affect others’ opinions. Everyone should have their own personal idea of what they like or dislike about a cookie. When all cookies are sampled, you may use your key to let them know which number goes with which cookie. Open up the floor for discussion. For more ideas on what other activities you can do with cookies, visit http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/.


Taking Care of the Necessities with Appliances



Since the beginning of its existence, mankind has been coming up with ways to make life easier. These ideas included great inventions. All great inventors know that people love to save time and effort. Inventions that improve someone’s ability to achieve their basic needs are always well received. If it helps someone get food, water, or shelter in an easier and quicker way, it is a great invention. In the past, many inventions were centered on killing and eating more food. Once a stockpile of food was built up, there was time to think about other inventions. The old saying "necessity is the mother of inventions" still rings true today. People need to have water to drink and with which to clean. People need to cool down or heat up their environment to make it comfortable when it is hot or cold outside. Also, people need a means to store and prepare most of their food.

Using Technology to Stay Germ Free
Cleanliness is important to stay in good health. It would be much more difficult to keep everything clean without appliances in NJ. It starts with regular brushing and flossing of your teeth. Regular showers are also great for keeping the germs away. Dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, clothes washers, and dryers are just a few more examples of tools that help keep you and your home clean.

Achieving Comfort and Feelings of Peace
When the weather gets extremely hot or cold outside, people become thankful they own a climate-controlled home. Humans can adapt to almost any environment. However, comfort is difficult to achieve under certain circumstances. Food that is readily available for consumption also has a lot to do with comfort. Without comfort, many people can become depressed or stressed out. Relaxation and peace become impossible in the face of extreme discomfort. Appliances in NJ can help you enjoy a comfortable temperature in your home and a stockpile of readily available food. Once all of your basic needs have been met by technology, you will have more time to think and possibly discover your own invention to give to the world!


 

Free Queso



I love, love, love Queso.


I'd probably lick the bowl when I am eating it but the server gives me funny looks when I do, so I refrain.

I highly recommend joining Club Cantina.  I am a member & for my birthday last month they emailed me a coupon for free chocolate empanadas.  They had me at free!  Wait, no, chocolate, yes they had me at chocolate.

Anywho...go join if you leave near an On the Border.  The Queso is worth it!!!! 


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Earn Rewards with Music



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What a fun way to earn rewards!!!!


 

Coupons & Freebies Right in Your Email!


Have you signed up for Right @ Home yet?

If not you are missing out.  Not only do they give great tips & recipes, each newsletter usually comes with coupons & a chance to get a freebie.

They had me at freebie.

It's free to sign up for the newsletter, so why not?


Monday, August 26, 2013

Win FREE Nikes!!



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Friday, August 23, 2013

Fab Kids: $19.95 for a 3 piece outfit + possible FREE outfit

 
So excited!!!
 
Fabkids now has boys clothes.
 
They have the sweetest girl's stuff but now they have brought in boys.  YAY!
 
Not only can you get 50% off your first outfit
BUT
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How to Hire a Divorce Attorney

Most of you that have followed my blog(s) know that I was married before I met Bob.
For those of you who didn't know...surprise!
 
Divorce is painful for most.  So when I was approached about a guest post about divorce help, I said sure thing.
 
Read On!

If you are finally calling it quits with your marriage, a Salt Lake City divorce attorney can make sure that you are protected and treated fairly when proceeding with your divorce. In a situation like this, it is necessary to be cautious and guided by an attorney that is familiar with your situation and all issues surrounding it.

A New You
Getting a divorce can be very hurtful and difficult to deal with. Making sure that you are represented by the best and smartest attorney around will help lessen your burdens and will make your divorce much lighter in grief. Find an attorney that will support, guide, and be on your side during the entire process. You do not want to be the victim anymore, and making sure that you get what you deserve and what you’re entitled to is vital in a positive divorce outcome. Many lawyers will want to make sure that you are protected and cared for during the entire process. It can be very painful and a detriment to your life. Find a lawyer that is upbeat and that brings a positive energy when you are around. This can lift your spirits and make you feel a little bit better about the situation.

How to Choose
There are so many lawyers out there that can be a part of your case, but it can be hard to know who to pick. Ask others for advice and if they can recommend someone for you. Schedule a consultation to discuss your divorce and what outcome you desire surrounding your belongings, finances, property, and if there is children involved. Sketch out a game plan, so you can set the tone for your divorce, and so that you can let your attorney know your needs and wants. Be clear and concise so that you can have a positive ending.

In the End
A Salt Lake City divorce attorney will ensure that you can have a clean and clear divorce that is finalized as quickly as possible. With many issues that can slow down the process, stay true to whom you are, and have clear communication skills with your attorney for the best outcome.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zulily - Up to 90% off


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Not only do they have really cute girls clothes, but they have stylish boys clothes & women's Plus sizes!!!  And super cute housewares too.

I just got THE cutest Halloween flag from them.  Love it!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

VIP Voice ~ Earn Cash! Prizes!


Join VIP Voice and you can win cash or prizes for giving your opinion!


 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

25 Free Recipes!!!


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I do a few surveys for points, rewards etc online.

It's how I make some extra money to help with holidays expenses.

There is nothing like using gift cards to pay for presents and not feel that crunch in your checking account.

I may not always qualify for the surveys but when I do it's totally worth it.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

How a Spray Insulation Contractor Can Help Your Business

Philly & South Jersey peeps...even you guys in Delaware...Check it out!



When people hear the term insulation, they often automatically think of the benefits insulation provides to homeowners. It’s true that insulation is a vital part of regulating the temperature of homes, but it can serve several other functions as well. In particular, many companies rely on insulation to operate their businesses successfully. Various industrial facilities and companies have need of insulating materials to carry out their services and/or produce their products. One of the most popular choices today for these applications is spray foam insulation, which is also known as spray polyurethane foam (SPF). It is more effective and versatile than other insulation options, which makes it the perfect choice for the varying needs of industrial settings. If you are in need of insulation for your business, a spray insulation contractor in Philadelphia can help you understand your options.





Various Applications
 
 
 
One of the obvious needs of many companies is insulation for their buildings. Just like homes, offices, some warehouses, and other structures need help in regulating temperatures, which will save energy and reduce utility costs. Another way businesses utilize spray foam insulation is in fire suppression tanks, which act as storage containers for water that would be used in case of a fire. This type of insulation is also useful in combating condensation. The right spray foam will act as a water vapor barrier, which prevents water damage and the buildup of mold and mildew. This benefit is very helpful with insulating pipes as well. Condensation control and protection against temperature extremes are two of the most important reasons companies insulate their pipes.

Experienced Professionals
 
 
 
If you have a business that is need of foam insulation for any reason, contact a spray insulation contractor in Philadelphia. They can tell you how they can help you based on your unique needs and situation. If you find a contractor that has experience installing insulation for other
businesses, you can feel confident they will know how to best utilize spray foam in your industrial setting. With their help, your company will have the protection and temperature regulation it needs to operate effectively.

*This is a sponsored post


Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to Add Value to Your Home

Hey Local Peeps...check this out!

Remodeling your kitchen can cost quite a bit of money, especially if the entire kitchen is redone at once. However, few things add more value to your home than an updated kitchen. Fortunately, there are ways to do kitchen remodeling in NJ that don’t require you to spend your life savings, and can still add significant value to your home.




Countertops
There are numerous types of countertops to choose from, which vary greatly in price. Although granite and other natural stones can become expensive, you are sure to see a return on your investment, because stone countertops will last for years and have remained popular throughout the years. There are inexpensive options as well that can help transform your kitchen.

Cabinets
Since replacing kitchen cabinets can become pricey, there are ways to update and modernize your current cabinets. Simply replacing the cabinet hardware and refinishing the cabinets can make a huge different in the appearance and feel of the kitchen.

Plumbing Fixtures
Changing a faucet in your kitchen sink can modernize your kitchen and make it more convenient as well. Since faucets come in so many finishes, you can easily choose a fixture that will match the kitchen hardware. This can help tie a kitchen remodel together, especially if they are replaced at the same time.

Lighting
Lighting can make a huge difference in a kitchen as well, whether you enhance the natural lighting with window coverings, or replace the artificial lighting fixtures. You can easily increase brightness in the kitchen with new LED light fixtures and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Different lighting fixtures can help create a certain style in your kitchen as well.
Backsplash
You can either hire someone to install a new backsplash, or do it yourself. Adding a waterproof backsplash, such as a tiled backsplash, adds character, beauty, and function to your kitchen and can make more of a difference than you might think. There are many different types of tile to choose from when doing your own work.

Flooring
Flooring is another element of kitchen remodeling in NJ that can take a lot of money. However, there are less expensive options that are durable and beautiful that will help add value to your kitchen.

*This is a sponsored post

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What to Look for in a New Car

I am a proud Kia owner,

Kia Sedona.
Holla!

That's my baby right there.
Well not my baby but one just like it.

Knowing that I am such a proponent of Kia's I want you to take a gander at the following.


Buying a new car from a Kia dealer in NYC is a huge investment, so you want to make sure that you find a car you will be happy with for a long time. If you know what to look for in your new car, you can make a good decision that you will not regret later on. Put in the effort now to find the perfect car and you will be happy that you did in the future.

A New Car  When looking at your options for new cars, you will always need to consider the price. Never consider cars that are outside your pay range or you may be tempted to buy a car you cannot afford. Find your maximum amount that you can spend on your car and only look at those within that amount. You will also need to consider the size of the car. Think about what you want to use the car for and how many people will be in the car. Smaller cars are easier to drive around and park, while larger cars can hold more people and cargo.

When considering a car, look at all the reviews that the car has gotten from previous owners. Look in particular for any parts of the car that wear quickly or any ways that the car can be dangerous for you. Failing parts are a part of any car, but the part that fails can make a big difference in how much you end up spending on the car. You should also look at the safety ratings that the car has received for its safety features, including air bags, brakes, and other sensors that the car might have. It is important that you and your family remain safe as you drive around in your new car. Look at the gas mileage – gas is perhaps the biggest cost of having a car. Newer cars have been offering better gas mileage, so take advantage of it.

At the Dealership
When you go to a Kia dealer in NYC, you should be wary of the salesman. Do not let them pressure you into making a decision you don’t want to make. If necessary, go home to think about it on your own before you come back and sign any papers.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.


 

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Freebies Site!!!!!


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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Free: One Month of Redbox Instant

 
 
I don't know about you but I am a huge fan of Redbox. I'm definitely going to give this a try. If you do, just remember to cancel before your month is over!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Use Same Day Delivery when You Have No Time



Gift giving is a wonderful way to show someone how much you care. Of course it is always best to give someone a gift that they really want. People will let clues slip as to their dream gift in hopes that someone will pick it up for them. Keep your eyes and ears open when a gift-giving occasion is on the horizon. Sometimes life can get too busy to allow for proper research into the perfect gift. You can always run by the store and buy a gift card to the person’s favorite restaurant or clothing store. Gift cards are always a great way to go if you have a bit of background information on what your gift receiver enjoys doing with their spare time. If you have no idea what your receiver is into, you can even stuff some cash in a thoughtful card. If you really want to go the extra mile, you may need some professional assistance. Thankfully there are companies out there that are designed for such an occasion. Cookies by Design same-day delivery can make a specialized cookie basket for any occasion. The decorative basket will be arriving at your lucky friend’s doorstep the same day.




Find Out What They Need
Nothing says love quite like a great gift. However, some people are very difficult to buy for. These types of people are already very successful and have everything they could want. In fact, their home is probably set up exactly how they like, and they don’t have much room for more stuff. For people such as these, it is a great idea to buy a gift that is consumable. Depending on who is receiving the gift, a bouquet of flowers can be a very nice gesture.





Give a Gift They Will Appreciate
Giving someone a gift should always make you feel great. Make sure that your gift-giving experience will be always positive by doing some research if you have the time. Keep your eyes and ears open and learn what your friend or family member truly wants or needs. Sometimes life can get very hectic and busy. When you don’t have time for research and shopping, there are great options for gift giving like Cookies by Design same-day delivery
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.