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A Great Blog

Posted by KAT Friday, October 30, 2009 3 comments

I love going to this blog, because this camel is one smart animal! LOL


This blog is called, Kamila, the CAMEL from Bulgaria and she is funny and also offers many great ideas.

She gives a lot of helpful advice in these areas:
How to Make money with with your blog, and she offers detailed explanations of some of the programs.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) which offers advice for better ranking in Google.
Entrecard and Adgitize tips for anyone thinking of joining, or for anyone who has joined.
How to get more exposure by submitting your Blog to Blog directories.

Here is the link for Kamila The Camel - A Camel in Bulgaria

She also enters contests, and I'm not sure about those, but she seems to have fun and good luck. I am not one for entering contests, but if you love contests, then you should check out all the info she gives in this area too!!

Kamila is a great read and informative too, and I really enjoy going to her blog to see what new news she offers up.

Take care,
Kat

Do you need a Web Host?

Posted by KAT Tuesday, October 20, 2009 0 comments

I've said it before and I will say it again, if you are looking for web site hosting, you have got to check out the Web Hosting Geeks site. They offer the best of the best, and offer consumer reviews of many different sites, and the ratings that we, the average customer have given the hosting sites, along with their own reviews and ratings.

If you are seriously thinking about switching to a hosted blog so you can have your own .COM, then this is the place to go to check out the benefits and the pitfalls of the many different hosting companies out there. Without them you will be lost, and may end up with a cheap web hosting company, but one that doesn't fit your needs. You have to consider many different things before switching to a hosted site.

If for example, your site will be loaded with many graphics, you will want to make sure that the hosting company you are going with can handle that, and that the bandwidth will be sufficient for your needs. If you are going to need many pages for your site, you want to make sure that you aren't limited to 1 or 5 pages with the host that you go with.

Also check out the down times of the sites you are considering. Some companies offer a cheaper rate, but their server goes down quite often, making your site unavailable to your viewing public. Sometimes, cheaper is not always better.

You might also want to check out the Web Hosting Geeks blog to see all the content they provide, and all the tips and hints that they give to us. You can check out the different types of web hosting to see what type would be best suited for your site. There is a lot of information to absorb here, but it is good information, and content that you can't get anywhere else.

They also have an awards section where they have listed the best in many categories including, best blog hosting, where they list the best hosting site for blogs, or best e-commerce hosting, where they will tell you the best hosting site for your business. There are many other awards here and you should look them over depending on your needs, to see if that would help you make your decision for a hosting company.

I will always suggest the Web Hosting Geeks website to anyone that I know that is thinking of switching from a free blog or site, to a hosted one. It is the best way to make an informed decision when choosing a web hosting company.

I hope this helps you!
Till Next Time,
Take care,
Kat

Another funny Pet Halloween pic

Posted by KAT Sunday, October 18, 2009 2 comments


Here is another one of my favorite Pets in Halloween costume pictures!!

This is so precious, and so creative too!!
Ahoy, Matey!!!
I wonder if someone made this, or was this bought??
And can you buy pet costumes??? LoL

Till Next Time,
Hope you're smiling!
Kat

Do You Want to be "Tempted" ?

Posted by KAT Friday, October 16, 2009 6 comments

Tempted book cover imageDo you love Twilight, and/or Vampires? If you do, have you read the "House of Night Series"? This is an amazing series of books written by a mother and daughter team, P.C. and Kristin Cast, and they take on the job of creating a world of teen vampyres and all the problems and angst that they go through.

You can preview a great song and the trailer for Tempted by clicking here.

"Tempted" is the name of the 6th book in the series, and in case you missed the others, or are just looking to start the series from the beginning, they are: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, and Hunted. If you have never read any of these books, I will tell you that you are truly missing out!! Although they are written mostly from a teen's perspective, they are really good books. They will keep you engrossed and wanting more!! P.C. and Kristen have created a nice balance of page turning suspense and romantic moments, with battles and just dealing with life.

You can listen to the first chapter of TEMPTED on audio, by clicking here. It is sure to get your curiosity peaked, and you will want to get this book as soon as you can!!

P.C. and Kristin Cast image photo pictureThey were asked how they got to collaborate on these books, and P.C. (the mom) answered, "I've taught high school since 1993, so I have a pretty good handle on teen-speak, but I realized as I was trying to write first person from a sixteen year olds point of view that I was getting stuck on what should have been pretty simple word usage questions. Well, I kept yelling down the hallway from my office to where Kristin was "innocently" (her word!) watching MTV and asking her questions. After I did this several times I decided it was ridiculous! That I should just see if Kristin wanted to co-author with me. She said yes - my agent loved the idea - and we took off from there.
I write the draft and then I send it to Kristin for her rewrite. I often leave her notes in the text as I'm writing, as well as blanks I ask her to fill in. When she gets done I read the manuscript again before sending it off to our editor in New York. It sounds complicated, but it's really not."

The mom of the duo, P.C. Cast, is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma. The daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends the University of Tulsa as a communications major.

You can go to the House of Night Fan page on Facebook Page, by clicking the title, and you can follow them and read all about it, or just join other people in discussing this well anticipated book. Tempted will be released on October 27th, 2009, and the fans are getting rabid!! Everyone is anxious and can hardly wait!!



Will you be one of the "Tempted" ones in line when this book is released??

Tell me,
Kat

Halloween The Banana Bunch image photo pictureThis is one of my all time favorite Halloween Pet pictures!

I love the faces on these dogs,
They are priceless!

More Halloween pet pics to come.......

Take care,
Kat

Injury on The Ruins

Posted by KAT Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7 comments

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I watched last week's episode of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, and Shauvon Torres who is one of the contestants, suffered an injury where she claimed she burst her breast implant after she belly flopped into the water while doing a challenge.

Now, she is not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I felt bad for her because she really looked like she was in pain. And there is always the possibility of injury to the chest after surgery.

She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital for xrays and a CAT scan that revealed she was just badly bruised and had some muscle, tissue and nerve damage in her chest. The doctors advised her to leave the show so that she could recover. She was not going to be able to compete in any more challenges.

"Me being hurt and plunging into the water, I knew I'd done something to my body on the inside," she said. "I couldn't explain what it was, but I knew there was something bad."

So that got me thinking, why do so many women want breast augmentation to enlarge their breasts when they usually don't look natural and there are complications some times?? On the show, so many of the other women were worried after this incident because they have implants too!!

Before I ever did anything like that, I would do a lot of research, and scan the Before and After Photos to see if this is what I really wanted. But to me, I just don't understand the whole concept of the big boobs look?? But it is very common now a days, and women are getting breast augmentation done a lot younger. I guess, to each his or her own!!

Take care,
Kat

Bear With Me.....

Posted by KAT Sunday, October 11, 2009 4 comments

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Please bear with me while I fix a few things.....

I wanted to change the template here, what do you think so far??? But now I have to re-do things, so be patient with the changes....

I like this template, but it will take some getting used to, and I have to put my widgets back.

Let me know what you think...

Take care,
Kat

A Late Vacation

Posted by KAT 1 comments

Summer is over, but there is still plenty of time to squeeze in a fantastic vacation at one of the Myrtle Beach Resorts in South Carolina. There are some really good deals going on right now and the prices are unbelievable! You could stay in a resort that has a room facing the ocean and wake up to the waves crashing on the sand. How nice does that sound?

My friends stayed in a Myrtle Beach Resort when they vacationed in August and they said it was the best vacation they ever had! From the gorgeous view to the beautiful room overlooking the beach, they said they are definitely going back again next year. And I am going with them this time. I am not going to miss out on all the great sight seeing, and shopping that they did, and I am envious of the beautiful tans they both had when they came back.

They said that they woke up in the morning, had breakfast at the hotel, and then just walked right out to the beach and relaxed in the sun. I have never stayed anywhere that was right on the beach, and I can't remember ever waking up to the sound of the water. Anyway, they said they would tan for a few hours, then go back up to their room and change, and head out to see the sights. They went to some great museums like the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, and also visited the Ripley's Aquarium and said it was one of the best that they have ever been to. They also went to a great water park that was close by and said that they were like two little kids playing on the slides. I had to laugh at the pictures they brought back, but I really am envious.

I will be looking into Myrtle Beach Hotels so we can go again, and I can get to enjoy all the things that they did. I am getting excited just thinking about it. I can't wait.

Till Next Time,
Take Care,
Kat

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I saw this ad while visiting blogs today, and I had to laugh my butt off!!

Do they really think that anyone is fooled into thinking that the woman in the top picture and the woman in the bottom picture are the same??

I mean, Come on!!

Not to mention the skin coloring, the belly ring, and the different shaped navel, but really......are we supposed to think that this is the new and improved version??

Sorry, but I am not that dumb!

And I don't know many people that are, that would fall for this advertising.

Maybe that is the reason they kept the faces out of the photos??

Hoping we couldn't tell it wasn't the same woman??

Seriously, still laughing over here...........

Take care,
Kat

A New Television

Posted by KAT Saturday, October 10, 2009 2 comments

I am getting a new television soon, and I can't decide whether to get a High Definition television, or a regular one.

If I go with Direct TV, they offer over 130 channels in high definition and that is something to look forward to. High definition is definitely a better way to view all my favorite programs. I first have to review all the Direct TV Packages that are offered and select the one that will suit my needs the best.

Movies are my thing, and I will certainly be looking for the Direct TV Deals that offer me the most in the movies department. I can't live without my movies, and they offer really good package deals with a lot of the premium movie channels. That is something that I am just not getting right now with my local cable company. The price I pay right now for cable television without any movie prices is higher than the prices of Direct TV Service.

I think I would be a fool to not get my new television with the high definition option, and then I can watch all my favorite shows and my movies in HD. I feel like I am so behind in the times, and that everyone is ahead of me with the HD TV and the huge screens. I am still watching a 19 inch old tv, and that is why is is time for me to upgrade!!

I deserve it...
Take care,
Kat

Awwwwwwww, look....

Posted by KAT Wednesday, October 7, 2009 4 comments

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Isn't this just the cutest thing??

I would love to be able to hug and kiss him!!
He looks so sweet!!

I just love Panda Bears....

Take care,
Kat

How Do You Shop Online?

Posted by KAT Sunday, October 4, 2009 1 comments

If you are like me, you are looking for the best value for your money, and you don't want to spend all day looking for items or comparing prices by going back and forth to loads of different websites. That is the reason that I always use shopwiki.com for my online shopping, no matter what it is that I am looking for. They do all the searching and comparisons for me, and list it all on one site for me to go to.

Here, you can find all the sales from all the online stores in one place, with all the prices shown, so you can do your comparison right there and then. No more having 15 different windows open at once, this is just one place, one window.

When I needed a Holiday evening dress, I went there and I couldn't believe the selections that they had listed. I had more choices online than I did at the local mall. And I did find what I was looking for although I had something completely different in mind when I logged on!! But the choices were awesome!! And the prices listed right there helped me tremendously in choosing the right cocktail dress for the party.

My daughter also uses this site, because she is a designer label dresser, meaning she wants to always have a designer outfit on. She loves the Calvin Klein and the Michael Kors styles, and usually shops for the best sales online. She has been able to get many different styles and designers pieces for a song, by just hitting the sales right. And the good thing is that she can usually find things in her size, she wears petite outfits most of the time.

Me? I'm just happy to get anything on sale, and I can usually find complete outfits that will mix and match with other things that I have in my closet. This helps in the cost department. You want to find outfits that mix and match so that you can get the most out of every outfit that you purchase. That fuchsia blazer might be calling your name, but if it doesn't match anything in your closet, you won't have anything to wear it with? So even if it is a great deal, you won't end up wearing it, so why would you purchase it?

If you do your clothing shopping online, or for that fact, any shopping online, please check out the site I use, shopwiki.com and save yourself some time and money. I love how they have appliances and furniture and bedding and dishes and so many more things listed, that there really isn't anywhere else you would need to go?

Till next time,
Kat

Is anyone else out there addicted to these farm games on Facebook, like I am?
I have never owned a farm, nor have I have ever lived on one, but ever since I was roped into getting a farm (then a different one) on here, I worry about my crops and harvesting and everything!!

I calculate what I think the best buy for my money is when trying to decide what crops to plant, and what they will bring in when I harvest. Then I plant them, and wait for them to grow. Then if for some reason I can't get to harvest the crops in time, they die and wither away to nothing, and all that (fake) money has been wasted, and I feel terrible!!

LOL, now I know it is a game, but I really have come to care for my farms, and the animals I have on them, and yes, even the crops.

Is anyone else out there like this??

Let me know....
Kat

Awarding the Best

Posted by KAT Saturday, October 3, 2009 27 comments

When I used to help out at the school, they were very good about giving out trophies to the students who excelled in the school sports. Now, with the cutbacks that they have in the local schools I don't know if my grandson will be able to get any trophies or awards for the things he participates in?

I remember how it was a big deal for the students to have that honorary awards dinner, and have their name called out for one of the Volleyball Trophies that was being given away in honor of a great season and a winning team!! Even if they didn't come in first place, the school would give them a trophy to show appreciation for a job well done, and a commitment to the team.

The boys would be very excited to receive one of the coveted Wrestling Trophies, because they were few and far between. So, if your name was called for a wrestling trophy, it gave you status in the school. Plus, you had the bragging rights until next year's awards banquet.

Our local soccer team was very good, and every year they were in the championships and the highlight of the awards banquet was always the passing out of the soccer trophies. If you were lucky enough to make the team, chances were pretty good that you were going to get a trophy and possibly a plaque too!

It is sad to see the cutbacks, and think that my grandson might not be able to have that joy on his face, like I saw so many times when the kids would go up to the podium to get their award. I am going to ask at the school and see if we can do a fundraiser to raise money for trophies and plaques for these kids. It encourages them and gives them something to look forward to. The incentive is huge for a young child to think that if he does a good job, he will get a trophy to keep in his room forever and ever.

Let's reward our kids for doing the best job they can do!!
Till next time,
Take care,
Kat

It seems like every time that I have to go out, I take my life in my hands on the roads around here!! We have such stupid people on the roads, doing stupid things that have put the breaks in my truck to very good use!!

No wonder there are so many accidents in this area, and the Hospital in town is always full, we have people that decide at the last minute to cross 4 lanes of traffic to pull into Walmart or McDonald's!! Or then we have the people that forget that their car came equipped with a turn signal, and just decide to turn at the last minute, no warning!!

Or then we have the people on cell phones who slow down, then speed up, and look around while they are driving!!

With the construction we have going on around here, we don't need the added stupidity of these people.

For once, I would like to run out to get milk, and not have to slam on my breaks, just because some bozo decides he needs gas right now and then slams on his breaks to make the turn. Or the ones that decide they think they have enough room to cut in front of you, when they don't!!

Ok, enough ranting....
Take care, safe driving....
Kat

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