LongHorn’s newest promotion – Bold Flavor, Bold Price!


     Me and my family love a good steak.  With a family of six we love to find a good deal as well!  LongHorn's Steakhouse has brought out three new dishes at an unbelievable price. 

  •  Bourbon Black Pepper Sirloin: Applewood bacon wrapped sirloin with a bold bourbon black pepper glaze.
  • Chipotle Orange Chicken: Grilled chicken breasts in a spicy chipotle mandarin orange sauce
  • Cajun Dusted Shrimp: Skewered shrimp grilled with Cajun spices topped with zesty citrus butter, grilled lemon and fresh tomatoes.
 LongHorn’s new limited-time-only Bold Flavor, Bold Price promotion lets you choose one of three grilled-to-perfection entrees with a choice of side, hand-chopped salad and unlimited Honey Wheat bread, all for a great price at $12.99!

I was provided with a gift card to LongHorn's Steakhouse in exchange for sharing the above information with my readers.  Any opinions written are my own and not influenced in anyway. 

Let HoneyBaked help this Easter

     I was provided with a gift card to try HoneyBaked Ham products.  All opinion based on these products are my own.  First let me tell you that when it comes to the holidays, I am the first to frown on eating out at restaurants.  Gathering together as a family in the comfort of your own home to celebrate what is most precious is very important to me.  I also know how hard it is to get the house ready, cook, get the kids dressed and be ready to receive family without getting a bit stressed out.  That is were HoneyBaked Ham comes in to play.  It is as easy as 1-2-3.  

     My local store was very easy to find.  The sign was big and noticeable from the street.   I had no trouble getting there. When I pulled up the store was clean and well organized.  The cashier was cheerful and eager to help.  I let her know that I had never been there and I was looking to have a nice dinner with my family.  She was polite and walked me through selecting all the items I needed.  They have a chart you can use to select the appropriate size needed to feed everyone.  I selected the Ham that was fully cooked and just needed to be heated up.  By the way they give you the instructions for that too! Next we selected the side and then dessert. That was it. Very easy.
     On Sunday I preheated the oven at 275 and pulled the sides out around noon to thaw out a bit.  You need to heat the ham for about 10 minutes per pound so I set it in the oven for about one and a half hours.  I did have a 7lb ham.  There are six of us including two teenage boys.  Me and my daughter could not help but pick a piece or two to taste before putting it in the oven.  While that was heating up we went about our day enjoying the nice weather that Spring has brought us.  The aromas started to work its way through the house about thirty minutes later. 
     The sides that we chose were the Macaroni and Cheese and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Both family favorites.  Since they were almost completely thawed out I heated them up in the microwave.  At that point I realized that in my "forever home" I am going to need two ovens.  By this point my poor husband was wandering in and out of the kitchen hoping it was time to eat.  The amount of time actually spent in the kitchen was about 30 minutes. 

     The dessert was of course CHEESECAKE!  While tempted to get the sample I went with the regular cheesecake and dressed it up with some cherries I had on hand.  Doesn't it look so pretty?  This I honestly had to hide because everyone was wanting to eat it on Saturday night.  Bit it will be very easy to add your own special touch.

    And this is what I served my family for dinner.  We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon working in the yard and watching my younger two children play outdoors.  Something we have all been waiting for.  In my house Sunday dinner Easter or not is a big deal.  It is the one day that I can go all out and prepare a good home cooked meal and get ready for the week. This weekend it was a lot easier and I know that for Easter it can do the same for you and your family.  It will leave so much more time to catch up with those you do not see often and to make memories that will last a lifetime.

     Here are a few specials that will help you stretch your budget even farther.

  • In-Store Specials
    • $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo – Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.)
    • $22.99 Turkey Breast (with any Half or Whole Ham purchase)
    • $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon
    • Heat & Share Sides: Two for $13.99, three for $19.99
    • $5 OFF Half Ham (Bone-in) or Become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com: $6 OFF )
    • $3 OFF Boneless Ham or Quarter Ham
      (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com: $4 OFF )
  • Become a VIP at HoneyBakedFoods.com for exclusive savings all year long.
     Now here is the great part.  Twenty lucky readers will have the opportunity to win a $50 HoneyBaked Ham gift card to put towards their Easter meal.  Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter.  

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This weeks happenings...

     I have finally been able to take some of my seedlings and put them in the ground.  My husband made me two 5 x 10 veggie beds and moved all the dirt from my old smaller beds to the new ones. I had to wait two weeks before the dirt was warm enough to plant.  I managed to put in early red potatoes and early yellow potatoes.  Along with that I planted some garlic and onions.  Today since it was in the 70's I had the boys continue to bag leaves while I put some cilantro seeds and radishes in the ground.  I noticed the peas that put out yesterday were wilting a bit and watered them again in hopes that they are just getting used to the different dirt.  Inside they just had peat moss. 

     The mint planted two years ago is coming up for the third year in a row.  The pot got cleaned out and the dried up twigs from last year got clipped back.  I am surprised at how easy it is to keep mint.  My goal this year is make my own mint flavoring.  If nothing else I will end up with mint flavored vodka.  

     This past week I also started to go to the gym.  While I am not very familiar with all the machines yet I quickly took to the cardio section. Specifically the treadmill.   I went everyday until Friday when my pain level was just to high to push through.  Decided to just chill at home for the night.  I lost 3 pounds this week!  After three weeks of a lull it was nice to see the scale move.  I am ten pounds or two sizes shy of my goal weight.  I am not going to set my heart on an actual weight since I know that after four kids and at my age weight is just a number.  I want to feel good and comfortable in my clothes more than anything.  I am getting there.  

     That is all for now...

#FREE tickets to super early screening of Disney’s MILLION DOLLAR ARM!

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.”

With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train.

While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Monday, March 31st at 7:30PM
Bricktown 16
150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Just click here and use code 900510

Host a #RivoParty April 26th!

     Don't miss the opportunity to host a Keurig Rivo House Party!  

Your exclusive party pack will contain:
* 2 Keurig Rivo Cappuccino & Latte Systems
* Savings Coupons for Keurig Rivo
* Lavazza espresso packs to serve
* And more!

(To learn more about House Party, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)
If you’re wondering what a House Party is…
Well, a House Party is thousands of parties across the country, hosted by people like us. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand (such as Sargento) and focuses on something cool that the sponsor wants its best fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends. Basically a House party let you share the products you like with all your friends, free of charge! Companies love to promote these type of events because it spreads the word about their products.
What free stuff will you receive?
That all depends on the specific brand your throwing the party for. Each brand has their own unique Party Pack filled with all kinds of free stuff to make your party a success!
If your interested, follow these steps to apply:
First go on over here to sign up to be on the HouseParty.com mailing list. They will email you all the new, free and exclusive House Parties you can host as they become available. Next click over here to look at all the upcoming House Party events. When applying you will be asked a series of questions to make sure you’re a good fit for the House Party. That’s it! Now you just wait to see if you’re one of the lucky chosen that gets to host one of these FUN & FREE events!


I am so excited that spring is almost here!  I have already ordered two shipments of heirloom seeds from Superseeds.com in order to start my plants indoors.  I have the high hopes that I can get a head start on my vegetable garden this year.  Last year we ended up buying plants from Lowe's since we lost two consecutive plantings due to very late frosts hitting us in May! I am hoping that this year will be more favorable.  While I am grateful for the rain we received last year it made the insects (pests) come out in full force. 

     In order to plant more I will be segregating the yard so that the dogs do not dig up my garden.  There have been a few ideas using pallets that I may use depending on the budget.  I have made a list of about 50 different seed that I will be planting.  In them there are at lease 7 different kinds of peppers, 5 different tomatoes and several beans. I will also be growing for the first time ever STRAWBERRIES!  There are a variety of leafy greens, corn, and of course herbs.  This is going to be my biggest vegetable garden yet.  Wish me luck!

Free Music 80's Classics from Google Play 12/10/13

     I have been browsing Google Play a few days now and have come across many free songs. Here is a list for you to enjoy and get as many as you like.

  1. Van Halen - Hot For Teacher 
  2. Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately
  3. The Police: Synchronicity - Every Breath You Take
  4. Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn 
  5. Madonna: Like A Virgin - Material Girl 
  6. Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name  
  7. LL Cool J - I Need Love 
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground 
  9. The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again 
  11. Huey Lewis - 

$1 off Windex Touch-Up coupon!

     With the holidays fast approaching it is inevitable that you will also have clean-up to do.  Grab this $1 off Windex Touch-Up coupon before it is gone!

      Windex Touch-up Offers a fast, convenient, at-hand solution to clean both the kitchen and bathroom without slowing down your daily routine. It comes in a small, attractive bottle that conveniently stays out where you need it so you can clean and sanitize frequent messes right away.
Windex Touch-Up Kills 99.9% of common  household bacteria1, and works on a variety of hard, non-porous surfaces including sinks, counter-tops, toilets, appliances (exterior), stove-tops, sealed granite, sealed marble, glass, glazed porcelain, chrome, glazed ceramic tile, finished wood and more.

See the #Advanced Screening of #Frozen in OKC! #FREE tickets!

Come and enjoy fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The screening will take place:
Tuesday, November 12th at 7:30PM
AMC Quail Springs
2501 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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#FREE Screening of #DreamWorks The Delivery Man!


     Don't miss out on the great opportunity!  Watch the advance screening of Dream Works newest film The Delivery Man.  All you have to do is follow the link http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/122879 to RSVP for the amount of tickets you wish to receive. Provide your email and the code (122879) so that the site can send your tickets directly to the email address you provided. You will then print the ticket and bring it with you to be admitted to the screening. 

Tuesday, October 29th, 7:30PM at AMC Quail Springs