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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - My Gift to You

Can you believe we are just days away from Christmas 2016
We are so excited and can hardly wait to share some fab giveaways with our Three Boys and an Old Lady readers.
Beginning December 1, we will have chances for you to win  DVDs, gift cards, books, CDs and more.  
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our first giveaway.

4 Delicious After Thanksgiving Quick 'n Easy Recipes featuring Sweet Potatoes

The Fall harvest of full of hearty veggies and sweet potatoes are one of my favorites.  Sweet potatoes are so versatile and you can make everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts. This time of year, the harvest is plenty and the price is low.  I saw sweet potatoes at only 30 cents/ lb. 

Oh, why sweet potatoes you ask?  Well, a friend gifted me with a couple of tubers from her garden.  They're HUMONGOUS! 



I love sweet potatoes.  They're full of vitamins, iron and calcium and they're naturally sweet.

To showcase the versatility of this beloved plant, I decided to share a few of my favorite quick 'n easy recipes featuring sweet potatoes.

Appetizer
Sweet Potato Hummus from My Recipe Magic

Soup
Easy Sweet Potato Soup from Home Stories A to Z
Entrée
Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet from My Natural Family

Desserts
Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding from Delicious Obsessions

Hopefully these delicious recipes will help you think outside the box when it comes to the sweet potatoes.

Wh…

Let's Rekindle the Social in Social Media

A few weeks ago, a friend posted a politic viewpoint on her Facebook page.  Several commented, most of them agreeing with her, but there was one who replied who disagreed wholeheartedly.  She replied to my friend's post and later unfollowed her on Facebook.  This really hurt my friend's feelings and she drafted a post to express her hurt.  I watched as her timeline filled with exclamations of "OMG", "People can be so cruel", this, that and the other.  All the while thinking this is your FRIEND, a person you know in IRL and it's this deep.  Fa real, fa real.?!

Gift Some Good This Holiday Season #Handmade4Life #Giveaway

Each year our church youth group partners with a local charity to help feed, clothe and raise monies for others.  It's a project that's near and dear to my heart.  It's an honor to serve our community and introduce the youth to service.

Teaching the kids to seek opportunities to serve others is important to me as it helps them understand how blessing others blesses us.  Blessing others is what Novica does.  Novica, a National Geographic company, gives global artisans a marketplace to sell their wares.  Whether it's jewelry, clothing, art or furniture, all of the gifts share the unique story of the artisan who crafted them.


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Swagbucks Black Friday Deals Week Starts NOW

Looking for the best deals on holiday shopping, especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up? Swagbucks is offering increased cash back from stores like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, or Target and get cash back or gift cards to your favorite stores! Swagbucks will also offer amazing one-day deals to try out new products and services, earning you even more free gift cards.

This page has everything you need to take advantage of some great "shopportunities" for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the entire week leading up to them! The page will be updated each day with new deals and opportunities to get free gift cards.

If you haven't heard of them, Swagbucks.com is an easy, quick way to earn cash back and gift cards by shopping online or doing other everyday activities like taking surveys or watching videos. When you do those things, you earn points (called SB) that you redeem for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more…

Check Out This New Clip from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY #Disney

2016 has been a banner year for movies. We are so excited to see the first of the Star Wars standalone films set to hit theatres next month.


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!

Welcome Your Guests in Style This Holiday Season #Groupon #Ad

This year we're hosting our family's annual Thanksgiving dinner.  I love having everyone over our home and always try to make sure everyone feels welcome.  Whether it's making sure the menu includes something special for them or having a place for them to stretch out and chill after the Thanksgiving meal, I want everyone to make themselves at home.

GrandBox - A New Subscription Box for Grandma and Grandpa

I love subscription box services.  They're a great way to discover new products and an even better way to market to specific audiences.  For example, if you're a pet lover, there's a box for that.  A toy lover, there's a box for that and don't get me started on gourmet food boxes.  Well, let's add if you're a grandparent to that list.

Yep, now there's a box specifically created for grandma and grandpa. Introducing
It's hard to buy gifts for grandma and grandpa.

What do you buy for someone who has everything or limited space?

Get $5 When You Sign Up For Swagbucks

We've reached the Holiday season - can you believe it? People are already preparing for Thanksgiving and getting ready to start shopping for the Holidays (if they haven't already begun)! Since this time of year in particular is a good one for having some extra money, Swagbucks is offering a $5 bonus to people who sign up through me this month! 



Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for all sorts of things you're probably already doing online, like shopping, discovering deals, taking surveys, watching videos, and more! Then you can turn your gift cards in to PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and more!

Here's how you get your bonus:

It's SWAGO Bonus Time!

Are you ready for SWAGO: Thanksgiving 2016?

It's time for you to stuff yourself with your next SB Bonus with Swago: Thanksgiving! This month's Thanksgiving themed board offers a possible 400 SB ($4) Bonus! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities.

World Book Partners with Swagbucks! Sign Up to Get a FREE Book

World Book and Swagbucks have the perfect gift for the little reader in your life - a free book that makes history come alive! World book has a great assortment of vibrant, fun, and informative books about a variety of different historical events, people, and legends that are perfect for grades 6-8. This offer gets you a free book (you pay $1 in shipping) AND you get $5 (paid in Swagbucks' SB Points) for doing it, plus a bonus $3 (300SB) for signing up for Swagbucks through me first.



Here's how you can get your free book and $8:

Disney Studios Moana Sails into Theatres on Nov. 23 #Moana @DisneyMoana

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder.

Mt. Swagmore Collector's Bills - Search and Collect for an SB Bonus

One of my favorite things about using Swagbucks is that I can get rewards for searching the web through their search engine. Every now and then they have "Collector's Bills" that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus!
Here's all the information for this week's Mt. Swagmore Collector's Bills
How Do I Get Collector’s Bills? It’s simple. Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, November 7th at 12:01am PT/3:01am ET through Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm PT/Monday, November 14th 2:59am ET, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 5 SB 10 SB 13 SB 22 SB What happens when I get a Collector’s Bill? When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 4 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus! Is it possible to collect the same Collector’s Bills multiple …

Today IS the Day! Get Out and Vote

 No matter how long the lines... No matter how irritating the campaigns... Today is the day to make your voice heard. Get up Get out and 


It Just Wouldn't be Christmas without The Nutcracker Ballet

I remember the first time Hubby and I went to the ballet.  It was several years ago and he hadn't been in years, but it was the Moscow Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker in Oakland, California. 
He whined about going at first but the moment the performance began, he was like a kid.  That single performance was all it took and we've pretty much taken the kids every year since they were little.  The Nutcracker was especially a fave of the little old lady when she took dance - albeit briefly - and of Los Tres Amigos when they learned to perform some of the pieces for a Winter concert.
The Nutcracker is performed by ballet troupe's all over the world during the holiday season and the Moscow Ballet's performance is one of my favorites. 

In 1993, Moscow Ballet toured the Great Russian Nutcracker to Washington DC, Baltimore, Syracuse, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, New Haven, Reading and Charleston WV for the first time to critical acclaim. Directed and choreographed by Stanis…

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Opens in Theatres Everywhere on Friday, November 4th! @DrStrange #DoctorStrange

My kids are Marvel fans and they're at that age where they dissect and compare the comics to the live action movies.  They're in for a treat this weekend with the release of Marvel Studios "Doctor Strange".  Reviews are looking good for this one!!! Moi?  I'm excited for the return of Benedict Cumberbatch.  'Memba him?  He was in "The Imitation Game".  He got an Oscar nod for his performance in that flick and from the previews I've seen thus far of Doctor Strange I think it's pretty safe to speculate another Oscar nom. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.

From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, …

Time to Put Away the Halloween Decorations and Get Ready to Decorate for Christmas

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are remarkable, perfectly shaped trees that are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from EVERY angle and are easily set up.

What makes these holiday trees so unique and the MUST HAVE of the season for home decor? Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from the very durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which withstands all that Mother Nature throws at it.


Want to see these fold flat Crab Pot Christmas Trees? Check out the fold flat trees in this video, because seeing is believing and this is how you can make the season sparkle with ease.



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Bey and Jay Rocked Halloween with heir Barbie and Ken Costumes as PAPERCUTZ Debuts 2 New Barbie Graphic Novels

So Bey and Jay rocked Halloween with their Barbie and Ken costumes but there's nothing like the original Barbie.  Barbie ROCKS!!!

This year, Barbie, the world's #1 fashion doll, is making her debut in two new books from Papercutz this fall.

With two new original graphic novel series, Barbie and Barbie Puppies, fans of Mattel's classic doll can now experience all of the adventures of Barbie and her friends like never before!

Barbie Graphic Novel Vol. 1, "Fashion Superstar," which is available now, finds Barbie diving into the high-stakes world of fashion. As Barbie pursues her dream, she meets a diverse bunch of all-new friends that can help her... and some others that may actually try to end her fashion career before it even starts!