Friday, May 31, 2013

Gateway to Summer Event

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friends, Both Real and Virtual

How many of you have one true friend? How about two or three or even four? I mean the kind of friend you can call, day or night, just to talk. The kind that will bail you out of jail or as the saying goes, be right there with you saying, "whoa, that was fun".

I have many! I am lucky enough to have three that I went to school with that I actually keep in touch with. They listen to me whine when I'm feeling down. They celebrate my achievements and are happy when I am. They are here for me, no matter what, through thick and thin.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Father's Day Event

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Coach Purse Giveaway

Who wants to win a Coach Purse????   Well, you've come to the right giveaway!!!  Now without further ado...................Welcome to the ALL Coach, ONLY Coach Spring Event hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and Virtual Musings of a Chic Momma! We are excited to offer 3 (THREE!!) winners a new Coach!  Entry is simple! Just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool below! But first, we have to give you the fine print, aka, official rules for this sweepstakes. *********************************************************************************

Thursday, May 16, 2013

UGLEE Ergonomic Pen Review



How often do you pick up the first pen you can find to make out your grocery list, take a phone message or fill out forms?  Yea, me too.  That is until I tried the UGLEE ergonomic pen.

UGLEE Ergonomic Pen

For those of you who have arthritis or carpal tunnel, this pen will be your new best friend.  It's very light weight and fits easily into your fingers.  Whether you are doing long lists or hand writing a report, it flows and makes all those boring tasks easier!

I carried my pens to work because I tend to write there more than I do at home.  I am constantly taking messages, doing hand written notes to the boss or making notes on documentation before it goes to scan.  Some days I come home with my hand aching from all the writing.  I received my pens for this review about two weeks ago.  I wanted to use them continuously for a while before I told my readers what I thought. I wasn't disappointed.  My UGLEE ergonomic pen made my day a little better and I was able to do all those handwritten things with much more ease.

I highly recommend the UGLEE erconomic pen for all writing needs.  The pen was created by a doctor, Dr. Lee.  It only weighs a mere 11 grams and has a full rubber grip.  I always wanted to grip a pen or pencil tightly so I always ended up with hand cramps after a few lines.  This pen is made to your hand so it's more comfortable and natural.

I love my UGLEE pen

I love my new pens and will continue to use them for a long time!  Want to try them?  Then visit http://www.ugleepen.com/ now!



**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Remembering My Daddy

Floyd Ray Mansfield
1-3-1936 to 10-23-2010


Sometimes words are not enough to express the things I feel. My heart is broken but I’m so thankful that I had the chance to know the man I called Daddy. His laughter, his jokes, the sparkle in his eye, his love for people…. Yes, all people, and his infectious good humor. He played jokes on us and everyone around us and taught us kids the things we needed to know to make it through life. Work hard, go to school, play hard and save a little, always……….

"Strive to gain sound education and value work” and work and work…. “Respect people and be honest” “Live well your life with integrity."
He never let up with his teaching And his opinions, though not always accepted but always from the heart He lived this life an honest man
We learned those lessons, some later than others, but we did learn them. These lessons and the memories will take us through the bad times, the tears and the heavy loss we feel.

Remember the man who walked 100 miles an hour with keys hanging from his belt who could tuck his shirttail in with one hand, while still walking. Remember the man with the loud voice who could repeat a joke over and over just to hear people laugh. Remember that man with the massive, infectious belly laugh. Remember the man who said, “Hey sweetheart, you’re the best looking thing I’ve seen all day” and he didn’t even have to see you to say that. And yes, he had a few other infamous sayings but we probably should leave those unsaid……. What a special gift he was to all whose lives he touched, with his inborn love of people.

Remember the man who drove down the road in a red van with a Styrofoam cup full of coffee held in his teeth, or in his gums because he hated those teeth and they were usually in another cup on the dashboard.
Remember that smile, that signature wink, that way he made each one feel special. Remember the good things he left for each of us. Remember the man who loved to flirt, who worked hard and shared his ideas. Remember the man who gave of himself in time and money and work to a church he loved, to the friends he met, the family he made and the customers he served.

Remember him on that golf cart, tooling along with that fancy hat, looking all distinguished. If he saw a good looking woman, he could actually turn that thing around on a dime. Remember his Wed night Flirt sessions that we called Wing Night. Remember his outlook on life, sick or well, with no complaints. Remember all those hugs and warm smiles. Remember the good times.

There are so many more memories of him but they elude me at the moment.
But always remember him living, I mean really, really living, every day.
Even when he was the sickest, he always had a smile. I hope that I can continue that smile, even when it doesn’t come easy. I hope I can find a piece of him in myself. I hope I can remember those lessons.

I miss you, Daddy………………

Saturday, May 11, 2013

PSCPets Aging Support for Senior Dogs



I wrote a review a few weeks back on my four-legged, rescued family http://www.tinytidbitsofdiva.com/2013/04/calming-formula-for-dogs.html. As you can tell from the post,  I love them all dearly and want the best for them as they age.  Our dogs main job is to keep those squirrels out of the yard, make sure the neighbors know this is THEIR street and keep the grass from growing on the fence line.

That gets a little more difficult when your pets are getting older. They have the same symptoms of aging as humans but can't tell you what hurts.  The vet always recommends Glucosamine for joint and bone health and I've found a product that combines that and ingredients for more energy!

PSCPets Aging Support for Senior Dogs is a soft chew tablet that contains ingredients to help your older dog with the aging ailments and give him a little boost of energy.  The key ingredients are listed below with a little about what each is used for.

The key ingredients in PSCPets Aging Support for Senior Dogs include:

  • Glucosamine which is key to helping the body repair damaged cartilage.
  • Chondroitin which is a structural component of cartilage and helps to support its elasticity.
  • Perna Mussel and MSM which support joint health through anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E for their antioxidant properties and overall immune boosting benefits.



As you can see from the main ingredients, Probiotics Smart has your dog's best interest in mind. Help those dogs live pain free in their golden years. They've been loyal companions and shouldn't be in pain.

I started giving my two older dogs PSCPets Aging Support for Senior Dogs a few weeks ago. It's little easier to go up and down the stairs and they seem to run and play a little more. I plan to continue to give them that extra help to keep them running and jumping and playing. Isn't that what life as a dog is all about? I want to see them chase squirrels and birds for a long time. Be good to your dogs as they age. Check out this product!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vegas Giveaway



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Monday, May 6, 2013

My First Swing at Golf

Many years back, a friend and I decided to take golf lessons. I was sure I'd love it or at least learn some great lessons and be able to hold my own. Here's the story I wrote about that experience...........


The instructor seemed to be a friendly sort. He was all smiles and explained to us how we were going to love hitting little white balls into a hole in the ground with what he called a putter. Now, I've been on a golf course with my father many years ago, and drove the cart for him. There were even times when he would walk the course and I helped pull the bag. That was back when you could still walk a course and not worry about offending people who were faster than you.

"Pick up the putter, place your hands to form a "v" on the shaft, hold your chin up and your buttocks up and back", were the words I was hearing. Now, I'm getting a little older and don't want to complain but there was not much I could do in a position like this. Hitting a golf ball on a tee seemed near impossible.

We started by swinging the putter in our left hand only to show how important our left hand was. We didn't use a ball; just swinging and trying to hit the rubber tee in the ground was hard enough. Then we went to placing our hands correctly, shoulders back, buttocks in the air and swinging wildly to hit a very small ball placed on that rubber tee.

"You can practice at home and know that your stance is correct by placing your buttocks on the wall and swinging the putter without hitting the wall", came his words. I'm getting a mental image of all the sheetrock I would be replacing if Ms. Grace decided to swing a club anywhere near a wall.

I made it through the lesson! Today, I have sore muscles in both arms and the putter is still in the back seat of my car. Friends have said that golf can be an addiction and once I learn to play, I'll want to be out on the course every chance I get. People, I'm here to tell you that I do not need another addiction. I do not have the poise or the determination or the patience to chase a little white ball all over a golf course. Am I missing something?