Monday, October 25, 2010

REVIEW - Printable United States Trivia Pack.

I received a few printables from Python Printables. They have all 50 states, and they sent me up to 5. So far, I have printed out Arizona -it's where I live now, Ohio - it's my home state, and Hawaii - it's my dream state. 

Let me tell you a little about the trivia pack. Its a printable United States Trivia pack and is a GREAT deal for the money. You get all 50 states, each with 15 questions (so 750 questions total). It covers just about everything. State nicknames, trees, flowers, history, funny facts, bizzare laws, local customs and much more! They are delivered via encrypted download. Once you pay for it, you receive an email link to the download page for your purchase.
Now, how much are you expecting to pay for all 50 states - 750 questions? Your thinking probably something ridiculous, huh? Well, let me burst that bubble. Its pretty cheap actually. Only $19.95 for all 50 of the trivia games.

Now, onto the review!  Lets start with the Arizona page. Like stated, there is 15 questions on the page. Some of the questions are;
#4. What can happen if you refuse somebody a glass of water?
#5. How do they combat the graffiti problem in Tempe, AZ?
#6. Who was the town marshal of Tombstone during the shootout at the OK Corral?
#10. How hot was it in Phoenix on the hottest recorded day - June 26, 1990?
#12. What can you use to defend yourself against an intruder in Arizona?
#14. What is unusual about Daylight Savings Time in Arizona?

Did you try to answer any of these?
OK, heres the answers! They are located on the 2nd page for that state...
#4. You can be arrested; it's unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water in the state.
#5. it is illegal to buy spray paint if you are under 18 years old.  ~~~ But I think thats more than just Tempe, I know Mesa does that too.
#6. Not Wyatt Earp, but his brother Virgil.
#10. 122 degrees F... Yup, Hot!
#12. Only the same kind of weapon the intruder possesses.
#14. It is not observed there, except within the Navajo Nation.    ~~~~ Its true! But makes everything difficult lol.

 Some of these I already knew. Actually, most of them. I do wish these were a little more difficult, rather than something that has been passed around on the internet via email multiple times (those stupid law emails gets sent around a lot). But some of the questions did teach me something.. Would be great for kids who are learning about the states. 

Now, for Ohio - My home state. I was born and raised here... So In essence, I should know most of it lol.
#1. Which General, famous for his defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, was born in New Rumley, OH?
#4. Name the state tree of Ohio?
#8. What is the state bird of Ohio?
#9. What is the state motto of Ohio?
#14. Name the colorful kids’ card game invented by Merle Robbins of Reading, OH, and still sold today by Mattel?

Did you try to answer those too? 
heres the answers!
#1. George Armstrong Custer
#4. The Buckeye, so called because its toxic seeds resemble the eyes of a male deer.
#8. The Cardinal. Various Cardinal breeds are the state birds of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. 
#9. "With God all things are possible".    ~~ That actually kind of explains why its on everything out there! LOL
#14. UNO. There are now dozens of versions, including editions licensed to The Simpsons and Star Trek. 

Pretty cool. I had no idea that Uno was created in Ohio! Ahh, my Home.

Now, onto Hawaii. Lets all learn something.

#3. How many islands are included in Hawaii?
#4. How many states joined the union before Hawaii?
#5. What time zone is Hawaii in?
#7. How many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet?
#10. Hawaii is the world’s most isolated population center. Which is its nearest neighbor: California, Japan, or Samoa?
#13. What is Mauna Kea?

Time for Answers!!! 
#3. Eight
#4. All of them. Hawaii is #50.
#5. Hawaii has its own time zone - Hawaiian Standard Time, 11 hours behind GMT.
#7. twelve.
#10. California. But its still over 2300 miles away! 
#13. The tallest mountain in the world from base to peak - most of it is under water.

In my opinion, its pretty cool. And would love to see all the states! I think I may have to buy them all! And again, $19.95 for all 50 states. That is not bad at all. 

Check out their free printables by going HERE.

5/5 stars from me!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Review: KT Tunstall Tiger Suit

The name KT Tunstall may not ring a bell with you, does it? What if I told you she is the same one who sung the Grammy nominated Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.  Yea, I bet you remember that song!

Well, KT Tunstall has a new Album out now called Tiger Suit, and I was lucky enough to get to listen and review the album. Originally, I was going to write my thoughts about each song... But as I am going through it, I find myself using the same words for all of them..... Amazing!

This is a new musical adventure for KT. Organic instrumentation is blended with dance-friendly textures, the result of which she has dubbed "Nature Techno" to capture the albums collision of raw, upfront rootsiness and sleek electronic textures.   And I tend to agree.

The songs on the album are not the typical songs in my playlist... Some have a good Pop feel, others have a Pop/Rock-ish feel. Great beats, and awesome vocals. I must admit, I have never really listened to much of KT Tunstalls music before, but I think that will change. I like her raspy vocals. You get the feeling that she means what she is singing. You get that raw feeling in the voice that you do not get with some artists like Britney Spears,  and Lady Gaga ( I love both dearly! ). I love the raw feeling, raspy sounding, and like I said, you feel like she means what shes singing about. She feels it deep within.

I really am fond of the first song on the album - Uummannaq Song. Its different. Gives a native feel (at least to me it does). I love the vocals in it- especially the "Oh oh oh oh.. Yea yea yea yea" It sounds native, strong, and can feel the feelings. The beat is something that I just can't get enough of.. And let me say, I am the kind of person that falls into a song just because of the beat. Oh, em, Gee! It has a rock feel as well to it. And I just get wrapped up taken on a musical journey.

Push That Knot Away has a drum that just pulls me in... And in the breakdown that guitar is... Whew! I got chills!!!!! Thats awesome... That guitar comes around the 2:10 mark... Then add the drums in at the 2:38 mark. I find myself in Bliss. Complete and utter Bliss. Yes, I capitalized Bliss. And then around the 3:05 add in some more music and its just insane.. You can get lost for an eternity!

 Let me explain music for a minute. I have ADHD, and music helps me stay focused. Throughout my school years, I needed to play the radio in the background so that way I would focus. That radio was not a distraction for me.... And when I listen to music, if I close my eyes I see colors, I see fireworks, I see swirls of beautiful colors that represent the beats and instruments...  Kind of like the Visualizer on iTunes or Windows Media Player... And the better the song is - the more amazing that the colors and patters and swirls are....

I don't want to go on and on, it will start to look like rambling!

This album is exhilarating and takes you on a musical journey. Like I stated before, this is not something that I would get if I saw it on display at Wal-Mart, so I am really glad that I was given the opportunity to receive this, review it and essentially discovering something that I had not known existed.

This album is one you should definetly get! If you are like me, and do not go outside of your comfort zone regularly, this is one you will want.
I give this a 10 out of 10 on my list, and will be in heavy rotation on my playlist.

Good job KT Tunstall! You made an amazing album that is absolutely thrilling to me, and is ear candy for me.

The albums first single "Fade Like A Shadow" is available at digital retailers now, and is already at Top 20 hit at radio. Check the video here on YOUTUBE.

The album came out October 5 - Its available NOW!!! Go get it!
(If you buy on iTunes, you get some bonuses!!!! )
Catch a preview HERE
Find her on Facebook HERE
Find her on Twitter HERE

In honor of those who battle.......

I am showing that I am a fighter.... Breast Cancer runs in the family on one side, and also we need to be checking our boobies! They are our girls, our sisters, our team! We need to take care and do checks regularly... So, heres a pic of a tattoo that I just got.

We gotta fight girls! This is on my left wrist. It hurt! But, I didn't cry :-D Yay me!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My blog now has a Facebook Page.

 And I would absolutely love it if all of you were to to LIKE me! You can do this by just clicking the LIKE button on the widget to the right! :D

Thanks all!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This year, I am not 100 % sure how we are going to celebrate Halloween, I think we may do a two city run this year. LOL Trick or treat in a neighboring city, and pass out candy in our area.  My son is 6, and has not had the chance to carve a pumpkin yet, so I think we may do that this year too. He plans on being Bumblebee from Transformers. He loves that movie so much! It comes with a mask, but we may try to use face paint to re-create it on him. He would love that even more.
When we pass out candy, its a no brainer to use Hersheys candy! Its our favorite, and when I was younger and would trick or treat, I would love to get Hersheys in my bag. So, I would do no less to the current generation of trick or treaters! :D

Heres some of the Candy that we love and will be giving out:

You can check out some Hersheys Halloween selections, and get some cool ideas by going here

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

*-* Disclosure - I am entering a contest for a Hersheys prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club. *-*

Monday, October 11, 2010

Free chips and queso..

I know this has been floating around for a while.. But if you sign up for Chilis email club, you will get a coupon for free chips and queso...

I signed up - you should too :D

That is all for now ---but I have updates tomorrow!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Question for all you fellow bloggers....

Who do you use for your blog? I use blogger - but I know there is also wordpress....
Please tell me who you use, and the pros and cons of using them.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Made a button....

I made a button!
 I would love for you to take it and place it on your page! Its on the right hand side of the screen.

I know, its not the best in clarity - but its what I did. I made it, and I am proud.  And thats how it will remain until I befriend a tech savvy person who can do these for me (for no cost preferably!) ... SO until then, I make them as I can lol.

Thanks !

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Life is Sweet.

I realized life was sweet when I had my son. I realized it again when I got married. They are the 2 best guys in my life. Forever and for always. I can remember looking at my son after I had him (and after he was clean). He was the most beautiful child I have ever seen. And I know that everyone says that about their child - but my son really is beautiful, adorable, gorgeous, and even aDORKable. He is such a dork, and hes proud of it. Its been the best 6 years of mommy hood --- ups and downs and all. It got us to where we are today. 

When I got married, it was like FINALLY! Yes! No more procrastinating, we are really doing it. We are really going through with this.

Do you have a moment where you realized life is sweet? If so, you should share it on the Milano Moment Facebook page. 
When you share a Milano Moment, you help the fight against breast cancer because for every Moment shared, Pepperidge Farm will donate $.50 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

* By supporting each other and sharing our strength, we can work together to find the cure.  You can help right now by sharing your Milano Moment.

Share your moment and help support the cause by going here to the Facebook Milano page.

SO come on. Share your moment with us, and donate at the same time. 

Dont forget - do those at home breast exams! Early detection is key!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ok Ok ok... So I lied....

I made a goal to post at least once a day on here... But obviously, I failed! Geez, I really need to get myself together! I am going to try to grow up ((rolls eyes)). I am 24 years old, and honestly, I do not know how to handle money. I don't know why - maybe its because when I was younger we weren't rich, we didn't have all the money in the world. Most of the time we just got what we needed. So, now as an adult, when I have money, I just want to spend it. So, since we are having a new beginning for us - my husband is going to let me get responsible. And I have to learn how to be a grown up.

Sooo - I am going to learn how to budget. I am going to learn how to grow up. I am going to learn how to be an adult!  Wish me luck :D

That is all for now :D   ;)
Does this face look like it knows how to grow up???   lol - again, wish me luck :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pink Profile Picture

I have edited my profile picture to be pink in honor of Breast Cancer. If you want to make your Facebook picture pink, just click on my Facebook badge (on the right) and look for my post about it. Pretty cool.

Remember - Self check! Be aware! Women, fear is not the answer!

Till next time :D

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Created new page.

Hello everyone! Hows your day going so far? Mine is OK. I have a lot going on this weekend. Then everything should slow down for me and allow me to post more and more and more LOL.

I created a new page called "Offers" and in it is a bunch of offers/coupons and great deals for you, my readers.  I would love it if everyone can check them out and whatever interests you go ahead and take advantage of it! A lot is free, and a lot is discount. Check it out....

If you have a business or a product you would like for me to put on the "Offers" page, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you!


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