Link Party Thursday – Groundhog Day


Remember the movie Ground Hogs Day With Bill Murray? In this hilarious film Bill played a man who kept living the same day over, and over and over again. I was looking through my old blog and found a day that I really enjoyed. I was very busy as you will see, but the feeling of accomplishment was so worth it. If I had to live a day over, and over and over again, this might just be the one that I would pick.

Hop on over to my old blog at and see for yourself what my day looked like back in September of 2009.



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Somewhat Simple

Wednesdays Websites 9/5 My Home

I was going to post something else but got a little side tracked when I came upon this awesome website…
my home

This is a wonderful website that not only has oodles of recipes and step by step directions, but also has pictures of each step!

I found this site when I went to search for recipes for pinto beans. Oh, and not only do you get the recipe with the step by step directions and pictures- but the site gives you suggestions for what to serve with that recipe. For instance it suggested “hush puppies” to go with the pinto beans, then you click on “hush puppies” and get directed to the page with the recipe for those.

I am in love! 🙂

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Kindle/Keurig Giveaway


With Fall and Winter approaching,  Mom of One and Having FunOh My Goodies FreebiesThere’s A Contest 4 ThatFreebie SpotPardon My PoppetFor Him and My Family, and a number of other bloggers, decided Mommies everywhere will be desperately trying to get away from the cold and take a break from reality. We are giving one lucky winner a Kindle Fire and Keurig’s Platinum Plus Brewing System.  You will be able to enjoy a nice, freshly brewed cup of coffee, morning, afternoon or night. Curl up next to a fire, read any book you like on your new Kindle Fire and relax with your cup of coffee. Now doesn’t that sound nice? Giveaway is worth $400!!! Who Wants to Win?!

The Kindle Fire Details (from Amazon):
Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser


  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Amazon Silk – ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Kindle
    Owners’ Lending Library – with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose
    from more than 145,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates,
    including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers and all 7 Harry Potter books

Keurig Platinum Plus Details (from Amazon):

  • Single-cup home brewing system for use with patented K-Cups
  • One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display; digital clock; programmable on/off
  • 5 brew-size options; adjustable brew temperature; removable drip tray
  • Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir; descale indicator; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Measures 13-4/5 by 10-2/7 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty

We all know you probably didn’t read the details and just want to win… So here’s the rules!

-Be honest on ALL entries- They WILL be validated.
-18 and older, USA and CAN may enter, void in Quebec-
-Winner will have 48 Hrs to respond. Failure to do so, forfeits all prizing rights.-
-This is a month long giveaway, so come back for more entries daily!-
-Have fun and enjoy!-




Special Thanks To: The Midwestern HousewifeThis Girl’s No ExpertCoupons and Freebies MomHealth, Beauty, Children and Family and Frugal Washington Mommy.

*DISCLOSURE* No Compensation was received for this post. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours. Products listed are NOT sponsored by Kindle, Keurig, Amazon, or any other company. This Giveaway is NOT Affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks. Please note that only Mom of One and Having Fun is responsible for shipment/prize fulfillment. There will be no monetary value given instead of products. Mom of One and Having Fun is in control of the Rafflecopter. If there is a problem on the RC please visit Mom of One and Having Fun and comment on the SAME giveaway post. Thank you and enjoy!

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Free Berries for the Picking.

Alaska Berry Picking

Blueberry pancakes. Blueberry pie. Blueberry muffins. Blueberry Jam. Can you ever have enough blueberries? If you are a blueberry lover like I am you will be happy to learn of Tacoma’s best kept secret…. Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma. You can pick all the blueberries you want, during season from 1/2 hour before dawn until 1/2 hour after dusk. Make sure to bring something to carry your berries in. Look high and low and in between the trees. There are enough berries for everyone.