Greenbug for People Pest Control

 Greenbug for People Pest Control

I’m a fair-haired, fair-skinned kinda gal.  Bugs – they like me.  No, scratch that, they LOOOOVVVE me.  I spend my time either indoors or being eaten alive. That’s part of the reason I was so glad to find Greenbug for People All Natural Pest Control!

Greenbug is an all-natural pest control spray for people.  It’s cedar based and pesticide free.  You can use Greenbug anywhere except on plants and around birds.  You don’t want them to get injured, do ya?

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Dracula in Love by Karen Essex – Review

 Dracula in Love by Karen Essex   Review

Dracula in Love is Karen Essex’s retold tale of the true relationship between The Count Dracula and Mina, his schoolteacher lover/soulmate.

Mina is haunted her entire life by a mystery man/protector who keeps watch over her until her wedding.  At that point, they become re-acquainted.  The mystery man sabotages her impending marriage.  He whisks her away to safety and their doomed future.  Although he’s waited several lifetimes for their relationship, he’ll have to wait another.

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A visit to Staples

 A visit to Staples

I’m a bit of an office supply addict. It’s all my mother’s fault, I suppose. She is a pen snob, and introduced me to the finer points of nice stationery at a very early age.

I really prefer going to the independently owned stationery stores, but as we don’t have a good one here, I end up going to Staples. One great thing about Staples is that when they clearance items, they mark them down substantially!  I found the above treasures on my last visit.

4 – hardbacked spiral bound notebooks.  I bought one of each color.  There’s also a black one that’s not shown, because I couldn’t find it when picture time came.  I have a feeling a certain someone nabbed it for work. 

1 – leather covered 6×9 journal.  It had lined paper and a ribbon bookmark, too.  It makes me feel all grown-up.  I’m not sure why, but it does! 

1 – refill for the journal.  

All for just under $13.  I was there for boring stuff like tape and a ream of paper.  When all was said and done, my total was $24.92.  I’m always sure to scour the back aisles thoroughly!

 A visit to Staples

This is something I noticed when I was working on stuff last night.  I guess I like red.  

Fab Five – Autumn Delights

Autumn is my favorite season – by far!  Apples, leaves changing, crisp air, kids going back to school, the list goes on and on.  Here are a few of my favorite autumn delights.

 Fab Five   Autumn Delights
Pumpkin Spice Latte

YES! It was last weekend that I saw it was available again. That is always one of my key indicators that fall is coming.

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Fashion Friday: Nail Polish Trends

I love nail polish. Like, I seriously looooooove nail polish. Among the many reasons that I like it so much is that nail polish is an inexpensive, fairly quick pick me up. You can pick up a bottle for a couple dollars or you can go have a manicure an treat yourself to some pampering.  Here are some of the hottest nail polish trends for Fall 2011.
 Fashion Friday: Nail Polish Trends
Blaze Nail Polish

Remember those Hypercolor clothes that changed color in the sun? Well, this nail polish does the same thing.  Some are a subtle change – pink to a darker pink or purple, while some shades change from blue to green! Cray-cray! $12.95 each.

 Fashion Friday: Nail Polish Trends
Essie In The Bag Collection

I know. These have been out for a little while, but it’s a great collection for people that need to be a little more conservative in their choice of makeup.  A gorgeous collection of shades that could be used year-round.  $8 each.

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Chowder, Blues, and Brews – Florence, OR

 Chowder, Blues, and Brews   Florence, OR

Do you love chowder and beer?  How about some fantastic blues music in small coastal towns?  If this sounds like you, then you probably need to head out to Florence, OR for the Chowder, Blues, and Brews fest.  Chowder, Blues, and Brews in Florence, OR might be one of the best, creatively self explanatory titles for an event ever.  This fun-filled 3-day weekend in October is exactly as described. Running October 7-9 for 2011and is the 10th anniversary of the event

Blues musicians descend upon the small, Idyllic town on the Oregon coast, filling it with music for the 3 days. On saturday, there’s a chowder cookoff that is judged by the attendees.  Add in great beer by some of the best microbreweries in the Pacific Northwest and you’ve got yourself a good time!

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Iolo System Mechanic – Review

 Iolo System Mechanic   Review

When I received the opportunity to take Iolo System Mechanic software for a test drive, I jumped at the chance. Having an older desktop that I prefer to work on, I figured this program could only help it!

It was easy to install. I just downloaded it, clicked the yes button, and off it went!

SM std screenshot automated tasks Iolo System Mechanic   Review

I came to the screen above and had it scan my system.  After a couple minutes, a screen popped up telling me what was wrong with my system. Basically, I’m just loaded down with junk from stuff I’ve downloaded, surfing the web, and the like.

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Fab Five: Cheesy TV Shows

We all have those bad tv shows that we watch. The ones that are so bad they’re good. This is my list of my favorite cheesy tv shows.


Stone Undercover

I’m a sucker for bad Canadian tv shows. DaVinci’s Inquest, Cold Squad, He Shoots, She Scores. The list goes on and on. Stone Undercover may be my very favorite, though.  It’s about a small0time criminal who becomes a Calgary police detective’s partner.  As part of his sentence.  Yep.  They go around investigating, and busting the bad guys.  It’s sort of a comedic drama, and tongue in cheek.

The Unit

I just started watching this in the past year or so. It’s fantastically cheesy. An elite military unit and their wives(?!) fight terrorists around the globe. Um, what?  It makes me wish I had watched the show while it was on!

In the Heat of the Night

Focusing on a small town police department in fictional Sparta, MS. They try so hard to be fully integrated and not biased at all that it almost comes around the other way to get ‘em. Interracial relationship? Uh huh. Local boy goes to big city and comes back home? Yup. Female in power? Check.

The View

I admit it. I watch to see what’s gonna happen. I’m still hoping for another nuclear meltdown and want to see Elisabeth flip the table RHONJ-style or Joy bish-slap her. Yeah…I suppose I will never get my wish with them both leaving the show now!

All My Children/One Life to Live

I’ve been a long tome follower of the goings-on in Pine Valley and Llanview. I’m sad to see the shows go, but mannn…some of the storylines are way too recycled. And time either stands still or you come back after a brief hiatus and the kids are now adults with their own families. I’m looking at you Kevin/Joey/Jessica Buchannan.  I’m sorta glad the shows are back with new episodes on Hulu!

What are your favorite cheesy tv shows?  I’m always looking for something new to watch.