Saturday, October 31, 2015

End of Month Recap - October 2015

Not much happened in the month of October, but we have a few things to recap.  Hopefully next month there will be more

At the beginning of the month, I talked about a great hair product I found.
I am still loving it, by the way.  I actually need to get back to Wal*Mart and buy some more.

I did a little shopping at T.J. Maxx.   Update on that:  the clothes are a fabulous fit!! I need to get a picture,  I have somehow forgotten to do so.

I shared with you the 13 Nights of Halloween on ABCFamily line-up with you.

I found a blogger opportunity to share with you, if you are a fellow blogger.  Blogger Opp ~ Leonamade Homemade Body Butter Kit Signup

  On Facebook,, I have started posting a Daily Word with defination.  Just something fun and random.  Also, I try to get a Daily Poll up; that doesn't always happen.  Of course we also share random things there, some interesting facts and such.

Here are some things that I didn't get posted here or on Facebook:

We took Callie to the pumpkin patch
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We went Trick or Treating Downtown Charles Town.  It was fun, most of the businesses on Main Street were handing out candy on October 25.  A safe and organized event, they blocked off Main Street plus had costume contest and other fun things. We actually chose to wear last year's costume, so this year's didn't get messed up.  She was a Cheshire Cat
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On October 24, We went to  an event in Ellicott City, MD.  The event was called Hallowreads,  we only went for the meet & greet with the authors.  Where we got to chat up some Paranormal authors, grab some goodies, get some signatures and pictures. 
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Next up was Red Ribbon Week at school.  It's a great week of fun and dressing up, where the kids learn about saying No To Drugs.  Each school has a different "line-up" of what they do, but its all fun!
I managed to get Callie's picture for Hat Day and Orange Day.
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I did Callie's nails for Halloween as well.  That was fun. hehe

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Its hard to see, but the purple nail is: purple with black bats (a Jamberry Decal, that I got last year)

I don't have this year's Halloween pictures, yet, I will put that in November's Recap.  However, I made this collage of some of the costumes our kids have worn over the years.  

* Please excuse some of the bad pictures, my phone has been going crazy!! I am soon going looking at new phones.

Monday, October 19, 2015

ABCFamily 13 Nights of Halloween Begins Tonight!!!

Halloween is a favorite time of year for many.  And Many of us look forward to the 13 Nights of Halloween on ABC Family.
Tonight is the first night!  Here is a full line-up of all 13 days.  Hope you enjoy.  What show/movie are you most looking forward too?   Harry Potter, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare before Christmas, will be watched for sure in our house!


* Monday October 19th
1:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
9 Hocus Pocus
12am Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
*Tuesday October 20
4 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
6 Hocus Pocus
9 Stitcher-All New Halloween Special
12am Casper

*Wednesday October 21
 5 Casper
 7 Addams Family
9 Addams Family Values
12am I know What You Did Last Summer

 *Thursday October 22
4 Addams Family
6 Addams Family Values
8 The Hunger Games
12am I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

*Friday October 23
5:30 Hunger Games
8:30 Sleepy Hallow (with Johnny Depp)
12am Matilda

 *Saturday October 24
7am Matilda
9am ParaNorman
11am Corpse Bride
1p Nightmare Before Christmas
2:30 Casper
4:30 Addams Family
6:30 Addams Family Values
8:30 Monster's University
11 Toy Story of Terror!
11:30 Hocus Pocus

*Sunday October 25
7am ParaNorman
9am Corpse Bride
11am Nightmare Before Christmas
12:30p Casper
2:30 Addams Family
4:30 Addams Family Values
6:30 Toy Story of Terror!
7 Monsters University
9:45 Hocus Pocus

*Monday October 26
5:30 Sleepy Hallow (with Johnny Depp)
9 Toy Story of Terror!
9:30 Nightmare Before Christmas
12am Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

*Tuesday October 27 
 4 Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie 
The Nightmare Before Christmas
7:30 Disney?Pixar’s Toy Story OF TERROR! 
9 Hocus Pocus 
12am ParaNorman

* Wednesday, October 28th
4 ParaNorman
6 Hocus Pocus
8:15 Dark Shadows
12am  Casper
*Thursday, October 29th
5pm Casper
7 The Addams Family
9 Addams Family Values
12am Hocus Pocus
 * Friday, October 30th
2:30The Addams Family
4:30 Addams Family Values
6:30 Hocus Pocus
8:30 Poltergeist
12am  Poltergeist II: The Other Side

* Saturday, October 31st
7am Batman
10am  Batman Returns
12:30pm Poltergeist
3 Sleepy Hollow
5:30 Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
7 Hocus Pocus
9:15 Hocus Pocus  
11:30 Sleepy Hollow 

Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in 94 million homes. ABC Family entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas."

Don't forget to check in everyday on the Facebook page for your Disney Movie Rewards code as well!!!!  
ABC Family and Disney Movie Rewards are partnering to give you 13 spooky treats for the 13 Nights of Halloween! Today's Magic Code: 13NNBX
Sign in and enter the Magic Code at Disney Movie Rewards to receive a special Halloween treat:
(Account with Disney Movie Rewards required. Code valid until 10/20/15 8:59 am PT)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shopping at T-J-Maxx, online.

I was actually surprised that I could shop online through T-J-Maxx.  I thought that because they are like a discount store they wouldn't have an online shopping "mall".  However, you can NOT shop at Marshalls online. (I checked)

 I got a late birthday gift from my in-laws.  She loves T-J-Maxx & Marshalls, I like them alright, anyway she sent me a giftcard.  Wonderful, but I don't get out much and our T-J-Maxx is not super close (as with a lot of good stores for me) so I do a lot of my shopping online.  I was disappointed, until I tried to shop.  Wow! There is a great selection online and they have a wide variety of clearance and regular priced items online, and in different colors and selections!

This is what I got:
A whole outfit for just $42.38.  I used a $30 giftcard, so we paid $12.38 with our own money.  What a deal!

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Compare At $20

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 $9.99 $7.00  
Compare At $15

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 Compare At $22

It should all be here in a week, and I'm excited for my new outfit.  Just hope it all fits, that is the downside to ordering online.But  returns can be made at the store.
Ordering was easy, and simple.  Can purchase without making (another) an online account with them.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hair Product Review

As some of you know, I dye my hair frequently.  Not just regular touch-ups but full out change my color all the time. And yes the conditioners that they put in the hair dye box helps but not for any length of time.
Mike and I found this great product at Wal*Mart almost 2 months ago.
Profectiv Mega Growth Break Free Daily Leave in Strengthener 15oz 
Profectiv Mega Growth Daily Leave in Strengthener
This has left my hair soft and I have truly notices that my hair is growing a tiny bit faster.  I absolutely love this product.  I have even used it on both daughters (13 & 7),  You can buy this on Amazon, it may be more money.  But there you can also buy the other products in this line.
Walmart online link:
I will definitely continue to buy this product, especially as I plan to continue to change up my hair color!!!

Profectiv MegaGrowth Break Free Daily Leave-in Hair Strengthener stops chemical damage before breakage starts. Penetrating and re-moisturizing deep inside the hair, it infuses strength to fragile hair, mending damage and bridging cracks that lead to overprocessing. The exclusive pro-growth formula stops and corrects daily breakage caused by chemical treatments.
Profectiv MegaGrowth Break Free Daily Leave-in Hair Strengthener:
  • Stops chemical damage
  • Stops breakage
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ppg-1 Trideceth-6, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persia Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Linum Usitassimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pc-Propyl Silanetriol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glycerin, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Lanolin Oil, Peg-40, Cinnamidopropyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Dmdm Hydantoin, Benzophenone-3, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, BHA, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Ci 17200 (D&C Red #33), Ci 15985 (FD&C Yellow #6).
Uses: Daily Leave-In Strengthener that stops chemical damage And breakage. Use After Shampooing: To stop breakage after shampooing apply from roots to ends. For deeper penetration, cover hair with plastic cap for 15 minutes. Do not rinse. Gently towel dry. Re-apply to unlock tangles. Instructions for Daily Use: Excellent before blow-drying And roller sets. Apply generously And frequently to damaged hair. Apply nightly for added moisturization. Once opened use within 24 months.