Monday, March 30, 2009

Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization is the process by which good ranking for any relevant key phrase is achieved in search engines. The key phrases are the terms a net surfer is most likely to type into the search engine to see what related information, a particular website is offering. The search terms are usually referred to as “target key phrases”. If it is taken in a broader sense, it may also be referred to as search engine optimization targets. The Search engine optimization (SEO) success depends on how suitably you choose the search terms.

What are the basics of Search Engine Optimization?


The most important aspect of SEO is to ensure that search engine spiders or web crawlers go through every page of the site, if not the pages fail to get indexed. There are a couple of important points to pay heed to while dealing with link structure.

  • If you want web crawlers or spiders to crawl all your pages, avoid using Javascript. Spiders don’t follow links that are carried out using Javascript.

  • It is very important to ensure that every page has links to another page. Pages that don’t have outgoing links are referred to as “dangling links”. And they should be avoided by all means.

  • Google usually avoids URL or Universal Resource Locator that appear to have Session ID. Hence, they should be avoided.

Off-Page Elements

One of the most important factors of off-page elements is link text. The link text can be placed on any of the pages inside the site or on a page of any other site. You should include the main key phrase of the target page in the link text.

On-Page Elements

On page factors include the-

Title tag- It is very important to ensure that the main search term is in the title tag. It is better to place the search term in the front of the title tag.

Description tag- The description should be readable and highlight the theme of the content.

Keywords tag- The keywords are usually treated as texts. Relevant keywords should be included with the search terms in it.

H tag- The H tag is more important than the normal text. The 1st H tag should be placed more towards the top of the article.

Bold text- Bold text is more important than ordinary text but carries less weight as compared to H tag. The search term should be included in bold terms wherever applicable.

Text- Use of the search term should be frequent. However, it is better not to use it too often as it may detract readability of the page.

Alt text- The search term should be included in the alt text of images.

We can wind up by saying that search engines help net users to locate websites. So, it is important that the search engine listings of a website should be good to increase traffic.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What Do You Love About Art?

I have always been a lover of the fine arts. My uncle was an artist, whom loved to paint, and my grandmother is also. She loves to sculpt, and make stained glass. I used to love to go over to her house when I was younger and watch her create all these beautiful pieces of stained glass. I finally found my niche in junior high, with oil colors. I absolutely love impressionism and Monet. This is what drew me to Elena Bond at Paragon Fine Art, an online artists gallery.

Elena’s technique and pieces are very reminiscent of Monet, and his paintings. Now to get back to my grandmother. She had always wanted to try glass blowing and sculpture, but never has. This is why my eye was caught by Dino Rosin. He is a phenomenal glass sculptor! I have been wanting to take my daughter to Corning, to see the Corning Museum of Glass. We are very fortunate because it is only a couple hour ride for us, maybe, just maybe, we would be able to catch Dino when he is appearing there!

Cheated Again!

I didn't do very well on the lemon detox diet at all yesterday. I was good in the morning, then the afternoon just went to hell. I was craving everything under the sun, I had chili for lunch and dinner, plus a small bowl of ice cream for dessert.

Hopefully today will be a better day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Looking For Teeth Whiteners?

Have you looked high and low for a tooth whitener that actually works? Do you not like how your teeth look kind of dingey in pictures? Do you think they look yellowish? I can’t tell you how many products I have tried in the past, but to no avail. I was surfing the web one day looking for more information on tooth whitening, when I happened across this site that does Teeth Whitening Reviews.

This girl, Becky Dooley, has tried all of the popular teeth whitening products, and has reviewed all of them for you on her website. She has said that her experience with the best product she found, South Beach Smile, has given her more confidence in herself. She used to hide her teeth in public, and in pictures.

I do have to tell you, I finally figured out why my teeth didn’t seem to whiten. I have very soft teeth, no matter what I do, how well I take care of them, I still manage to get cavities. My front teeth have quite a few fillings in them, and I noticed the tooth was whitening, but not the filling. So, I finally gave up. For people who don’t have fillings on their front teeth, whitening products will definitely work!


Ok, so it is 10 am, and I am starting to have some pangs of hunger. I am craving a nice bowl of cereal right now. But, I will push through this, and have another lemonade.

I lost 2 lbs. from yesterday, I would love to keep this going!

Are You In Trouble?

Are you in need of a criminal lawyer? If you do a search on the web for “Criminal Defense Raleigh” you are sure to find the right lawyer for you!

If you didn’t know this tidbit of information all ready, driving your car while your license is revoked, is a Class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina. The maximum sentence on this misdemeanor is 150 days ( for a level 3 offender – 5 or more prior convictions). Not a lot of people know that driving without a license is such a serious crime!

If I go back to my high school days, I remember, quite a few kids had their licenses taken away, but they still drove anyways. I am definitely not condoning this behavior, just trying to make a point that it is common, more common than you think.

A couple other searches you could do also would be “Immigration Lawyer Raleigh” and “Criminal Lawyer Raleigh”. These will bring up a good selection for you, and in particular, definitely take a close look at the first 5 selections that come up. They will help you understand your rights under the law, and also help you understand your options.

They specialize in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, DWI, and Traffic Law.

I Cheated

I cheated a little bit yesterday, on the lemon detox diet. I had a handful of Fiddle Faddle, and about 6 gnocchi. I gotta tell you guys, I had about the worst case of heart burn I have ever had. I'm pretty sure it was from the cayenne pepper. I am going to go a little lighter on it this next time.

So, today is a new day, I will go at it again, and keep you informed!

My Favorite Hors D’ouevre-Lobster Shooters

Lobster Shooters, sounds like something you would have at a party, that is hosted by a Dallas caterer, doesn’t it? Well, it just happens to be my all time favorite hors d’ouevre!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love lobster. I just drive my husband nuts to go to Maine all the time just to get some! If you can’t go to Maine all the time, the next best thing would be to have someone else make it for you! I found a Dallas caterer who serves just this appetizer! I was just so excited when I saw their website . Go check it out for yourself!

This post sponsored by Dallas Catering company JimLeeEvents

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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New Blog Directory

I have come across a new blog directory, so any of you bloggers, I'm sure you would be interested!

It is called They have very easy submissions for your blogs, so go ahead and give them a try! The directory rotates blog listings, so every time you refresh your screen, you will see different blogs! That way everyone will get their fair share of time on the front page!

Texas Baby Dies In Car

A Texas baby has died, presumably from exposure, after being forgotten by his mother the evening before. Laheather Wilson picked up her 3 children from daycare and forgot to take her 7 month old baby out of the car seat.

Wilson found her son unresponsive when she went out Wednesday morning slightly before 6 am.

She has been charged with
injury to a child, and her other 2 children are with child protective services now.

Source Fox News

I think she should be charged with murder. How the hell can you forget about your own child for the whole night? Wouldn't you realize the child wasn't at dinner, that you didn't put him to bed? Un- freakin- believable. People like this don't deserve to be parents. I'm sorry if I have offended anyone, but a child is dead because he was forgotten.

My Community Blog Aggregator

So I came across this site, while I was looking for ways to get more traffic to my blog. It is called Feedcluster is all about blog aggregators.

Blog aggregators, are kind of like a RSS feed, except you can merge other blogs into it, to show all the blog members posts. This way all the blogs that are members of the aggregator get face time on the feed.

Anyways, I created a community blog aggregator, and it is called Miss Lily Bug’s Hodge Podge. I would love it if you guys that blog, would join my aggregator. There really is no topic to it, it is whatever floats your boat! All you have to do is click the link above, and then choose add your blog, on the right hand side. Simple as that!

You can also add widgets, like the one you see here, to put on your site. That way we both will show feeds of all of our posts!

It Has Been An Hour On The Lemon Diet

Ok, so it has been about an hour since I started the Lemon Detox diet. I actually like the drink! It is very tasty, hard to describe, but I am enjoying it.

I have a feeling I will be having more than the 10-14 cups a day they suggest! I am feeling little twinges of hunger here and there, but nothing outrageous yet.

I am on my 3rd cup of the lemonade right now! I will keep everyone posted!

Looking For A Great Phone Card?

Oh my goodness, I was online last night looking for prepaid phone card rates, when I came across a site that sells all sorts of Calling Cards. If you live anywhere in the world, they have a card for you with the best rates on them. I couldn’t believe my eyes, this is not the typical, take your pick out of 5 different cards. This site offers, different cards based on where you are calling to. It is absolutely amazing how this works!

If you are a first time user to the site, you can get an extra 20% off your first purchase. Some cards are rechargeable, some Phone Cards have sales! Some cards have maintenance fees, some do not. There are cards that round their minutes lower than others, some have service fees, and others do not.

This site is so good, you may even get confused by all the offers that are on it! If you check out the rates on the cards, they all seem to be different, so I am thinking, you need to decide where you will be calling to most, to determine what the best card would be. For example, if I called England often, I would be trying to find a card with no service fees, no maintenance fees, and the lowest rate per minute I could find. Simple as that!

Lemon Detox Diet

Ok, so I am caving into one of these sucker fad diets...The lemon detox diet. I have tried almost everything short of the cabbage soup diet to lose this baby weight.

I am going to try my hardest to stick with this one, and over come my chocolate cravings. We will see how it goes, I will keep you all updated regularly!

I will give you the recipe here, in case any other crazy person besides me decides to do it also!

2 tbsp. lemon juice (fresh squeezed preferred)
2 tbsp. maple syrup (pure maple syrup, organic preferred grade B)
1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper (I used dashes of cayenne sauce- hot sauce)
8 oz. ice cold water

Drink this constantly throughout the day, and supposedly you will see the pounds come off!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Would You Like Body Wraps At Home?

How would you like to have body wraps at home? That would be such a luxury! Now you can have body wraps at home for under $40.00! That is a cost much lower than you would pay in a high end salon! With these body wraps you may end up seeing a difference of inches ! I am so excited about this, since I am having such a hard time losing some of the “baby fat” I have around my tummy. Even if it doesn’t help take off some inches, I’m sure it will still feel good to finally do something for myself!

Idaho Teacher Sells Ad Space On School Papers

An Idaho teacher Jeb Harrison, who teaches history and economics, has come up with an ingenious way to save money for the school system. The school system has frozen spending because of the hard economic times. They even froze spending on paper. Harrison came up with an idea to sell ad space on exams, tests, hand outs, etc.

"Molto Caldo Pizzeria, in Pocatello, Idaho, about a mile from the high school, agreed to supply paper for Harrison's five classes — 10,000 sheets, valued at $315, and imprinted with a pizza ad. That should be enough paper for the rest of this school year and all of the next one."

Now, I know some may not necessarily agree with ads being on their children's papers in school, but I can see where the teacher is coming from. Our children see ads all the time, so what is one more? If it is helping save the school money, and is helping the children by supplying them with the paper to use in class, then I am all for it.

What are your views?

Looking For Shutters For Your Home?

Have you been looking for just the right kind of shutters for your home? I know I am tired of looking at the same shutters, just in a different color. You know the ones I mean...the vinyl or plastic ones with the 1" fake louvers on them...

Well, I found a company online that sells all sorts of different styles of exterior shutters, even board and batton. They actually make functional shutters!

Check them out, if you are in the market, it is !

Looking For Shutters For Your Home?

Oswego County Social Services Official Will Not Resign

Oswego county social services commissioner Fran Lanigan will not resign because of the Erin Maxwell case. Two county legislators have agreed to accept her resignation over the case, but Lanigan has said she never offered to give a resignation.

"Legislators Doug Malone and Arthur Gearsbeck then asked county attorneys to look into whether Lanigan could be fired."


In my humble opinion, there is no question as to what should be done with Fran Lanigan. She should be fired.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are You A Senior Looking To Chat?

If you are a senior and are looking to make new friends, and chat online, I have found the place for you! is a wonderful place for you to meet other seniors, and just make new friends. They offer a variety of Senior Chat Rooms along with senior video chat rooms. This chat service is totally free of charge. That is right, no charges what so ever! It is very easy to register, just give whatever user name you choose, a password that you have chosen, a valid email address, your age, and gender. Don’t forget to agree to their terms and conditions!

There are public forums you can participate in, and they also offer internal messaging, where you can communicate privately with other members of the service.

If I were a senior, or looking to chat with other seniors, I would definitely take advantage of this site. I think it would be pretty neat to meet other people online through a web cam chat line!

You can not only meet other seniors living in the United States, but you can meet people from all over the world! This is an international site! What are you waiting for, go ahead and check it out, after all it is free!

Driver Of Crashed Ford Ranger On The Lam!

MARCELLUS, NY-About 3 a.m., a 2004 Ford Ranger pickup truck struck a utility pole in the 2800 block of West Seneca Turnpike and flipped over, deputies said. Residents of the block told deputies they heard the crash and saw two people run from the wreck and into a wooded area, deputies said.


Officials are still searching for the suspected driver, they have apprehended the suspected passenger, Robert Kilcoyne. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He appeared to be intoxicated and was uncooperative with investigators.

My guess is, and I'm sure it is a wild guess, that the suspected driver, Kyle Connor is out somewhere sobering up. I'm sure he is trying to beat a DUI or DWI charge.

Are You Drowning In Tax Debt?

Are you drowning in tax debt, or just found out your spouse or ex spouse made a huge error in the tax return? Tax Relief Specialists probably can help you out!

If you are the spouse or ex spouse of someone who made a huge error on your tax return, you may be able to get relief from the debt. This is called IRS innocent spouse relief. The tax specialists can help you determine if you qualify for this relief or not. They can even act on your behalf in speaking with the IRS to work out a deal in paying back taxes!

If you own or previously owned a business with employees, and are having 941 payroll deposit issues, these tax professionals may be able to help you. They can give you a free and confidential consultation about your situation.

One great benefit of this company is, as soon as you call them, you are assigned a personal tax professional. You will be dealing with the same person from start to finish. That should be a load off your shoulders!

If you are unable to make one complete payment to the IRS, the tax professionals can help negotiate a suitable payment plan for you with the IRS. Stop the annoying, harassing phone calls you are getting, and let these tax professionals help you out!

We Need More Mentors For Our Children

Gary LaTray is a mentor at the Franciscan Collaborative Ministries in Syracuse, NY. He mentors /supervises people who have received community service as a punishment for crimes.

One evening last November, Gary was leaving his work at Franciscan Collaborative Ministries, and a young boy attempted to rob him at knife point. Gary now mentors this young boy. He actually requested to mentor him!

We need more people like Gary in this world, it would make it a much more pleasant place to be!



Watches, and watches and more watches, oh my! I have been looking for a new dress watch ever since my old one kicked the bucket...I was surfing the web again, and came across They have a huge selection of watches to choose from. I particularly like their seiko watches

I found the model Seiko SFX796. This watch is adorable, it is petite, not large and clunky. It is also gold toned, which I prefer with my skin tone. But it isn’t gold tone over nickel, which usually breaks me out. It is gold toned over stainless steel, which is good news for my wrists! It also comes with a 3 year factory warranty! offers free 2nd day shipping and free sizing.

Madison County Couple Lives Green

Oh, I am so envious of this couple! I have wanted to do something like this for so long now. When I was married previously, my ex husband and I actually thought about building a house out of used tires and mud. Kind of like an adobe home. That didn't come to fruition though because we couldn't get our hands on enough tires!

This couple built their house out of straw bales. The inside is absolutely gorgeous, you just have to see the original article and pictures to believe it!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rave About It!

I was surfing on the web looking for ideas for my daughter’s birthday party, when I came across this neat site, Granted it is based in Australia, but it is still a valuable resource!

They have all sorts of listings for businesses, and they let you review these businesses. That way you will know ahead of time how other people felt about their services. If you are searching for cinemas in or near Melbourne, just type cinemas Melbourne, and your listings will come up!

They even have graphic design, costume hire, golf courses, outdoor fun, and party hire, which is what I was looking for! I would definitely recommend this service to anyone, it would be invaluable!

2 Teens Could Get 25 Years For Torture Of Cat

Two teens, Angelo Monderoy, 18, and Matthew Cooper, 17, are facing 25 years in prison for their alleged attack on a cat.

The teens entered an empty apartment, in New York City, held the cat down, doused it with lighter fluid, then lit it on fire. The fire damaged other units as well, as causing 4th degree burns on the cat.

"The cat was found outside, unable to move and crying but still alive, the district attorney said.It was euthanized at a local animal hospital."

Source: Fox News

I think they should get 25 years in prison for this, along with someone dousing them with lighter fluid and lighting them on fire, to see how it feels.

Building Inspections: You Don't Want Bad Construction

photo source : Russian Fun

I thought this picture was absolutely hilarious when I first saw it, but then I found more, and the more I looked, the more horrendous the pictures were. There are so many incredibly bad construction mistakes made these days, and we need to be more attentive to them!

Especially if you are considering buying a home, whether it is newly constructed, or 100 years old, you should get a building inspection. You never can tell if there is underlying decay, bad ventilation, too much moisture, bad insulation, no insulation, and roof damage.
The wisest thing you could do is get building inspection reports.
If you are in the construction business these things would be easy to spot, but if you are not, or don’t have much experience with homeownership, these issues may be hard to spot. They can give you some pretty hefty bills down the road!

Fulton Doctor Says Warnings Were Ignored By Social Services

Apparently emergency room doctors call social services often for children, and Oswego County social services asks them why they are bothering them.

"Dr. Mullaney, an ER doctor for more than 30 years in three states, said he's never seen child protective workers as unresponsive as in Oswego County. In one case, he transferred a child to a hospital in Onondaga County so caseworkers there would get involved. The problem in Oswego County became so pervasive a year before Maxwell's death that he called for a meeting between DSS and hospital officials."

Source :

This is absolutely despicable. I am ashamed to say I live in Oswego County, when I see things like this going on.

Cheap Web Hosting

If you are looking for cheap website hosting, I have found the place for you! One their site,, they compare their prices, disk space, bandwidth, and the number of domains you can host. There are some articles on the site as well that will help you better understand what web hosting is, and how it works. Learn all about PHP, ASP, Windows, Linux, dedicated, shared, email, virtual, blog, and ecommerce hosting. They have a whole section dedicated solely to definitions, this is good especially for beginners like me!

There is one article that I found particularly useful, it was “What to Look for in a Web Hosting Company”. I hope you find this site as helpful as I did!

Talk About Bad Driving

I just came across this report in the Honoluluadviser and thought it was hilarious. The husband was giving his wife driving lessons when she overcompensated and drove into this pool! She definitely needs driving lessons from a professional!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jury Recommends Death To Father Who Killed 4 Children

The father, Lam Luong, who killed 4 children by throwing them off a bridge in Alabama, may be put to death. The jury in his trial, where he was found guilty of murder on 4 counts, recommended the death penalty.

All 4 children were not his, 3 were, all by the same common law wife, and the 4th was a child from another relationship of the mother's.

Just as I said previously, he should be put to death...Why should he deserve to live when he believed those 4 precious babies shouldn't?

Hard To Find Work Boots

My husband works as a service technician and is on his feet sometimes, up to 14 hours a day. He is required to wear steel toed work boots, but has a hard time finding a pair that is fairly light, and comfortable.

We came across a pair of boots a couple years back, and have had a hard time finding them ever since. When I was surfing the web, looking for a new source, I came across this site that carries just about any kind of work boot you could possibly want! They even offer free ground shipping for all orders over $50.00 in the USA! The site is

The pair we have been searching for is the Wolverine pigskin and Work Boots USA has them!

Toddler Found In Street, Meth Found In Home

A toddler was found wandering a street in Buna, Texas. Neighbors found the toddler in the street, and Jasper County deputies were called. Methamphetamine, and as many as 16 snakes were found in the mother's home, one of them dead.

The mother was charged with
endangerment of a child by criminal neglect and possession of a controlled substance.

People like this shouldn't even be parents. This is what scares me these days, that there are people like this, out in the world having children, and they think this behavior is acceptable.

Source Fox News

I Love Speed!

I love speed! My ex husband has a 1988 Pontiac Sunbird Turbo that is in mint condition. The turbo went on it a couple years back, and he has been looking to replace it ever since, and just hasn’t gotten around to it. Even though the turbo was shot in the car, it still had a lot of speed, and it “needed” to go fast. I was always a willing and able participant with this! It is amazing that I didn’t end up with more speeding tickets!

I was surfing the web one day, and came across this site that sells turbochargers, superchargers, and anything related. I quickly emailed the link to him. If you have an audi turbo, or any other turbo for that matter, this is the place to go!

I know he will take advantage of this site, and finally get the turbo charger that he needs for the sunbird. I am just wishing I would get to feel the speed again! Wishful thinking I guess!

If you need anything related to a supercharger, or turbocharger you should visit

Billy Currington!

My daughter and I went to see Billy Currington last night at the Turning Stone Casino's Showroom. This is the first time I have been to the showroom, although I have been to the casino before. I had an absolute blast!

Billy was a lot shorter than I had imagined him, but is definitely not scrawny. Lets just say he takes care of himself very well!

He did about an hours set, then said good night, of course the crowd wasn't going to have any of that...after all, we paid good money to have more than an hours worth of entertainment from him!!! He came back out and played for close to another hour!

My daughter petered out about 1 1/2 hrs into it, I couldn't expect much more, since she is only 8, but she loves country music about as much as I do!

Anyways, it was overall a very good experience, and I would definitely recommend seeing any entertainer at the showroom, over a larger venue any day!

I Need New Furniture!

I seriously need some new furniture. Our livingroom set is about 10 + years old, and has been wonderful, and comfortable. But it is time, to send it off to furniture heaven. It has seen countless dog naps, husband naps, and been a puppy's chew toy briefly. So, off I went looking for somewhere to find a great deal on some new home furniture

I found a wonderful site that offers some deep discounts on home furnishings, including bedroom furniture and bathroom vanities, in case you are remodeling your bathroom any time soon!

They even have a room planner on the site, so you can arrange the furniture in your room, to see how it will look, prior to even purchasing it! That is too cool.

If you are like us, and prefer sectionals, you can find plenty to choose from for under $2,000.00. That is one heck of a deal!

They have plenty to choose from if you prefer leather over cloth covered furniture as well!

Now I don’t need to remodel my bathroom, but I tend to like dreaming. My dreams came true when I looked at their bathroom vanities. They have a ton of teak and stone vanities to choose from! Most of them for under $2,000.00 as well, with free shipping!

Patients Scammed By Bogus MD Die

Some duped patients died awaiting organ transplants that would never come. These patients were duped into thinking they were going to receive organ transplants, and even paid the bogus doctor to perform the surgeries, prior to even having them.

A Canadian woman wired $70,000 to a Dewitt, NY bank account, which belonged to Jerome Feldman. Feldman was apprehended in the Phillipines, where the surgeries were to take place.
The victims would wire money to him, and fly to the Phillipines where they were to wait for the surgeries that would never be scheduled, and performed by doctors who didn't exist.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Dolphin Bubbles!

Dolphin bubbles are so cool. I just saw a video from ABC News with Charles Gibson on the dolphin bubbles at Sea World.

You are probably wondering what is so great about a dolphin blowing bubbles, since they do it all the time, right? That is exactly what I said until I saw the video! These bubbles are different, they are special. The female dolphins seem to be the only ones blowing these bubbles. And they are teaching the other dolphins to do this also! They will point their blow holes, and then blow, so the rings come out straight up. Out come tiny bubbles, then one big bubble. The only thing is, it doesn’t look like a bubble, it looks like a ring. Almost like a smoke ring. Then they play with it, twist it around, and push it! When they are playing with the ring, if another dolphin gets close to it, they pop it, almost to say, “that is my ring, go make your own!” The whole act is simply put, amazing.

I am definitely going to make another trip down to Florida to see this one. My oldest daughter had such a great time when we went the first time. I think she will find the dolphin bubbles as amazing as I do!


Oswego County Did Poor Job In Protecting Erin Maxwell

Oswego county social services did investigations into Erin Maxwell's living conditions 3 times prior to her being murdered. 2003, 2005, and 2006- are the years Oswego county received complaints about her living conditions, and nothing was done to help her.

After her death, state police investigators concluded the girl was routinely locked in her bedroom, deprived of food and forced to wear foul-smelling clothing to school. She lived in a house with more than 100 cats, other animals and large piles of animal feces.

There is no word on if any social workers will be relieved of their duties.


My opinion is, someone, more than one person should lose their job over this one. More than one person is responsible for dropping the ball here...This girl should not have died, she should not have had to live in these conditions!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Everybody Is Talking About Branson!

I hear everyone talking about Branson, Missouri lately, and how much there is to do there! While surfing the internet looking for deals on lodging there, I came across these two sites, Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. Both locations offer great amenities, such as a fitness room, pool, children’s menus, cribs, business centers, and meeting rooms. Not to mention the close proximity to all the great local attractions and events such as, the NAIA Basketball Championship, the Walmart FLW Bass Tournament, the Payne Stewart Golf Club, Silver Dollar City, and the Tanger Outlet Mall.

There is so much to do in Branson, you will never get bored! The last time I was in Branson with my husband, we stayed at the Hilton Promenade, and went to Silver Dollar City; and had a blast at the amusement park! Both locations have tons of great package offers, such as the shopping package, golf package, young Christian package, ladies night out, romance package, and many many more!

The next time we are in Branson, I think this will be what we will do:

Check into the Hilton Promenade
Take the kids to Silver Dollar City (picture compliments of Silver Dollar City website)

Dinner at Joes Crab Shack

Day # 2
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (picture above, compliments of Ripley's Believe It or Not! website)
Hollywood Wax Museum
Dinner at Bar Louie

This will be quite the exciting trip!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby Killer Loses Appeal To Overturn Death Penalty

Rigoberto Avila was convicted of killing 19 month old Nicolas Macias. The baby was one of two children he was baby sitting the night of Feb.29, 2000. He called 911 and reported that the baby's 4 year old brother had covered the baby's mouth while they were playing.

The evidence showed that the baby had been kicked in the stomach with enough force to rip the organs of the baby from his spine. This force is equal to someone jumping from a car going 60 mph.

Avila said he stomped on the baby because he was jealous of the attention he was receiving from the baby's mother.

Source>> Fox News

This man should have received the death penalty, and I am so glad it was not overturned! Anyone who does harm to a child, in my eyes deserves the death penalty.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

14 Month Old Beaten For Disrespect

14 month old Lilliana Goodman was beaten for more than an hour with a belt by Tayaun Chism, for being disrespectful and not eating. He was arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent and child abuse in the beating.

Lilliana was hospitalized and is listed in critical condition. Her pregnant mother was also treated and released for injuries she received when she tried to intervene.

At last, there is a mother out there willing to step up for her child! I hope this man rots in hell, and I pray that the mother doesn't go back to him!

Source: Fox News

Legacy Dealership Executives Found

Legacy Ford Lincoln Mercury Toyota executives from Scottsbluff, Neb., disappeared along with 81 vehicles, worth an estimated $2.5 million. The owner, Allen Patch, controller, Rachel Fait, and the dealership's general manager were all arrested or turned themselves in on Thursday.

Now I know that times are tough, especially for the dealerships, but come on people! Did they honestly think they would get away with stealing 81 vehicles??!! Some of the vehicles were found as far away as Las Vegas!

Source: Fox News

Comparing Credit Cards

I was surfing the internet looking for the best credit card deals from banks and credit unions, when I came across This is a site that will help you compare all sorts of aspects you may be looking for in a credit card.

You can search by brand and compare low interest rate cards, balance transfer cards, instant approval cards, rewards, student cards, and prepaid cards. If you are having a hard time finding a low interest credit card for yourself this is the place to go! They even have articles you can read about to learn more about how to choose credit cards.

If you are like me these days, I am looking at anyway to save money, and if that means transferring my balances from one card to another to save a couple hundred dollars in interest, I am going to do it!

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Welch Allyn Recall Defibrillators

Welch Allyn, a medical/healthcare products company with its headquarters in Skaneateles, NY is recalling about 14,000 external defibrillators after 39 reported incidents, including two that involved patient deaths.

The recall, involves 14,054 AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators made between Oct. 3, 2002, and Jan. 25, 2007. - says there is a remote chance the devices, available through prescription, may produce low-energy shock, shutdown unexpectedly or be susceptible to electromagnetic noise interference.

The company is denying knowledge that its product has contributed to the 2 deaths. Apparently customers are to keep their units in use until they receive replacements from Welch Allyn.


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Basically all you need to do is register with Blogsvertise, once approved they will email you tasks. Once your “tasks” are approved, you will get paid by the advertisers per post…simple as that!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alabama Father Withdrew Guilty Plea In Murder Case

The Alabama man who plead guilty to throwing his 4 children off a bridge, is withdrawing his plea. Lam Luong fought with his common law wife Kieu Ngoc Phan, and then proceeded to drive their minivan to the top of a 2 lane bridge, and toss his 4 children into the cold Mississippi Sound 80 feet below. The childrens ages were 3,2,1 and 4 months.

I think he should be put to death. I believe in the death penalty, and in this case, I think this man deserves it.

What do you think?

Source: Fox News

Cozy Homewarmers

So, the latest craze with the local mommy's here is to be green, which I totally agree with. They are going green by using reusable grocery bags. I think this is a wonderful idea, so I went searching for some online. I came across this site, You should check them out, they offer cotton mesh, and cotton canvas grocery bags! They also offer cool fabric shower curtains with free shipping!

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Child Care

Has anyone here just been aggravated by life in general? I'll explain, or better yet get it off my chest! I work part time. My husband works full time, usually with overtime, since he travels for his position. I basically live alone with my children, and on occasion my husband is home. Don't get me wrong, I actually kind of like the arrangement.

It is nice because things are my way in the house, but become stressful when he arrives, because of course he likes things differently. I'm getting off subject here...sorry.

Anyways, I work one day out of the weekend, usually every other weekend. I specifically asked if he was going to be home on the Sunday that I was working, and yes, he was!!! Now last minute, of course, he has to work. I am left scrambling to find a sitter for the girls!

See why I am aggravated now???

Scales Etc.

I was looking around the internet for a place to buy a new scale for all of my business mail, when I came across this site that is strictly dedicated to scales , it is ScalesEtc. If you are ever in need of a scale for any reason, this is the place to go! They offer bathroom, counting, digital fish, digital pocket, food and shipping scales.

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Child Endangerment Charges Stay For Maxwell Case

All child endangerment charges will stay for the Erin Maxwell case. Erin Maxwell died Aug. 30, an autopsy ruled the cause of death as asphyxia with sexual trauma as a contributing factor. Her step brother, Alan Jones has been charged with her murder.

The child endangerment charges are against Lynn and Lindsey Maxwell, (parent and step parent), for the deplorable conditions they kept Erin in. The house was filled with over 100 cats, dead kittens in a freezer, feces and garbage everywhere.

If it were up to me, these people would rot in hell for what they put that child through. They locked her in her room in the evenings, barely fed her, and treated her like garbage.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pay Per Post Transparency & Disclosure


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Monday, March 9, 2009

THG Worldwide

THG Worldwide, a marcus evans company, was founded in 1983. It is a hospitality company, with clients from many of the Fortune 500 companies. As a hospitality company, they are employed by you to serve your friends and your clients. You can hire them to entertain your friends and clients at major sporting events such as the,

2009 Six Nations Rugby- England v. Scotland and the 2009 Dubai World Cup

They are able to entertain worldwide since they have 63 offices worldwide with 3500 people employed!

The marcus evans company is an international company that caters to international business events and information. Their primary focus is on, business events, business training, corporate hospitality, business information and market research, and sports and entertainment.

Seems to me, if you are a corporation and need to entertain and make a good impression on some clients of yours, this would be the company to arrange that for you. They are committed to the highest quality of service, worldwide.

Whether you like cricket, baseball, basketball, or even the grand prix, they will be able to accommodate your needs. After all they are used to entertaining the Fortune 500 companies clientele!

If you are looking for the benefits of using THG Worldwide, here they are:

They inspire loyalty through your clients remembering their special occasions.

Quality time is available to your clients, because THG Worldwide uses their own hospitality facilities, so you don’t have to talk over a crowded event.

Targeted networking- they will make sure you will have time to socialize with each other, and with other companies who share the same view as you!

Image- your guests will feel like they are special with all of the first class hospitality they are receiving.

Sales Incentives/ Internal Rewards- you could use these events with THG Worldwide as a reward to your top performers!

Event Association- every time your clients see a similar event, they will be branded, by remembering your event!

Product Launches- a perfect time to launch your new product to new contacts!

Competetive Edge- by entertaining at a major event, you will gain immense advantages over your competitors!

Martha Stewart's Dog Dies

Martha Stewart's dog has died, while at a kennel in the Pocono's. The kennel had a propane explosion when the propane was being delivered.

Apparently some sort of spark set off the explosion, and several dogs including Stewart's were killed in the blast. The kennel, Pazzazz Pet Boarding is home to many show dogs, including some that participate in Westminster. The kennel breeds and shows dogs.

My condolences to Martha for her loss. I know how it is to lose a beloved pet.

Source >>> Fox News

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Janitorial Job Gets 700 Applicants

A janitorial position for a school in Ohio has received 700 applications. They have extended their deadline to accomodate the overwhelming response.

I guess this is a sign of our times right now. Not that there is anything wrong with a janitorial position, but most people wouldn't be applying to this. Now in today's day and age, where most major corporations are laying off their workers, and closing their doors, we need to take what we can get.

This position pays more than the position that I hold as a pharmacy technician. They pay $15-16 per hour plus benefits. In my opinion that is a pretty good job!

Source >>> Fox News

Found A Cool Blog For Mommy's

I just found this cool blog for mommy's. It is called Confessions of a Housewife. The author likes to give challenges to fellow mommy's, simple ones, like clean the microwave. I know it sounds silly, but it is actually pretty fun. You take a before picture, then an after picture and post them...You can see how messy everyone else's life is also!

You are not alone in this mommy quest! Go ahead and give her challenges a try! Here is the link to this challenge Spring Cleaning Challenge #6 The Desk

my dirty desk

my clean desk

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Is The Holodomor?

I just learned a little tidbit about what is called Holodomor. I have always been interested in history. I came across this site about the Holodomor. It is actually the Soviet famine of 1932-1933. The communist government seized the grains from the peasants, and exported most of the agricultural output to the West, in order to sustain the rapid industrialization.

The term “Golodomor” means mass hunger or great hunger. Scholars have estimated between 6-8 million peasant deaths in this time period. Under Viktor Yuschenko’s reign of the Ukraine, back in 2004, the term “golodomor” was politicized into Holodomor, making it sound more like holocaust, and could have been considered as a genocide.

The European Parliament on October 23, 2008 rejected the request, stating it was not an act of genocide, but a crime that was “cynically and cruelly planned by Stalin’s regime in order to force through the Soviet Union’s policy of collectivization of agriculture”

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

2 Week Old Killed

A 2 week old baby girl was bitten in the head by her family's dog. The dog, a chow was quarantined after the attack. The baby, is the daughter of a Mesa, Arizona police officer. The mother, also an officer, but of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, put the infant in a low lying bassinet, and when she returned moments later, she discovered the attack.

The baby was pronounced dead at the scene by officers.

Source: Fox News

Property Management

Have you ever wondered what property management companies do? Do you have a home that you are "stuck" with? Well, Real Property Management may be the company you are looking for! They can help you out with evictions, tenant placement, collections, even your accounting!

If you need someone to "take over" the responsibilities of your property, this may be something worth looking into! They have their own crew, that will help maintain your property, and they make periodic inspections on it as well, just to make sure everything is as it should be!

They can also help you come up with some creative solutions to your problems with the property. Maybe you need a way to sell, lease, rent or purchase a property, they can help you with all this! Just click the link above, and see if they can help you with your problem!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Amber Alert: 3 Year Old Abducted

YREKA, Calif. — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after a three-year-old girl was abducted during a burglary in Yreka.

Authorities say Francis Ann Collins was abducted during a home burglary early Monday.

The little girl is described as three-feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a tie dyed T-shirt.

Police have identified a suspect in the case as 22-year-old Cody Kaplan.

He is described as weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes.

He's believed to be driving a green Pontiac grand am.

Source >>> Fox News

Monday, March 2, 2009

Husband Understands! Not!

This is so funny, last night when my husband and I were getting ready for bed, he told me he now realizes how patient I am.

I asked him if it is because he spent so much time with us the last week. He of course said yes. I think it is funny because he lost his cool so many times during the week, when it came to the dogs and kids. He even got to the point where he said we needed a bigger house, one with a cellar.

I asked him if it was because he wanted a "man cave". Yep, was the answer!

I just think it is hilarious, husbands always think we are lazy, or don't know what the hell we are talking about when we tell them we had a rough day and are tired. They have no clue.

How about you gals out there, do your men have a clue what you go through during a day?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ultimate Paintball

If you are looking for a place to purchase your paintball supplies, I have happened across an awesome site.

I went to play paintball with my husband and some friends about six months ago and had such a great time, I have been searching for a place to purchase paintball gear from ever since. In my search on the web, I came across this site, Ultimate Paintball.

They carry all the popular paintball equipment brands such as, Tippmann, Spyder, Smart Parts, Dye, and many, many more!

Billboard In Detroit Drawing Attention

There is a billboard in Detroit that is drawing some attention. It is for MGM, and depicts "golden eyes" with a face blended into a black background. Apparently some motorists see this billboard as sinister and want it taken down.

Apparently city councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi wants the sign taken down also. MGM is pleased with the hullaballo, that was the purpose of it, to get people to talk!

What are your feelings?

Source >> Fox News