Zazzle is an e-commerce company that specializes in custom printing. You can order invitations, hats, mugs, tote bags, posters and many other items. What I most love about this company is the way they allow you to customize prints (posters). I purchased this print from Zazzle for less than $40. It is so lovely and was made especially for me.

On the Zazzle website, you can customize any print by selecting the type of paper you want and also the size you need! While other sites may allow you to choose the type of paper, I don’t know of any other company that lets you choose any size of the print. I was able to repurpose an old frame and saved a bundle!

I simply took my old picture apart (removed the paper backing, staples, cardboard, and print) and then measured the exact dimensions of the old print. I then went browsing on Zazzle and selected a print, customizing it by choosing the type of paper and size I wanted, even adding a special verse at the bottom.

It arrived in just a few days and was perfect! Give Zazzle a try; I think you will be so pleased with the quality and the ability to customize to your little heart’s content!


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One of my favorite things that I use constantly is Ebates. I have used shopping rebate sites for over 15 years and have saved several thousand dollars over that time period. I usually receive a check every three months with an amount between 50 to 100 dollars. That money is just for shopping that I would have done anyway.

What I love about Ebates is that you can install the Ebates button on your toolbar and whenever you shop on a website, Ebates will automatically remind you if the store participates in the Ebates program and if so, what the cashback amount is. How convenient is that?

During different sale seasons (like Black Friday), Ebates often doubles the cashback amount. I can tell you first hand, those rebates really add up.

I can’t encourage you enough if you are not already signed up for Ebates to head over here and do so. You will receive your cash back payment every three months. You can choose to have a physical check sent to your home, or they will pay through Paypal.

I truly hope you sign up this great rebate program and save a bundle this holiday season!

Flexitol Heel Balm

I heard about this product on MakeUp Alley, which is a beauty review site. It received unbelievably great reviews so I purchased a tube for myself.

Flexitol Heel Balm is a fantastic product and works better than any other foot cream I have used. It is diabetic friendly, however, it is a great product for everyone. Flexitol exfoliates your feet and using it on a frequent basis will ensure your feet stay soft.

I use Flexitol Heel Balm in conjunction with an Emjoi battery operated callus remover and the two work great together, one softening the skin on on your feet and the other removing any dead skin and softened calluses.

Head over here on Amazon and pick this cream up, you will be so glad you did!

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Red Beans and Rice

I have been making Red Beans and Rice since I got married 30+ years ago. It is delicious, economical, and all ages love it.

An adaptation of a Cajun classic!

Red Beans and Rice


1 pound dried red beans

4 cups water

4 cups chicken stock

24 ounces (two 12-ounce packages) nitrite free Andouille sausage

1 onion, diced

5 cloves of garlic, minced

3/4 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

3/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

hot, steamed rice

chopped, fresh parsley


Rinse beans in a colander and sort, discarding any stones, debris, or broken beans.

Slice links of sausage into 1/4 inch slices. Chop onion. Mince cloves of garlic.

Saute sausage in a large Dutch oven with onion and garlic. Cook until onions are wilted, and sausage is caramelized.

Add rinsed and sorted beans and all seasonings. Bring to a boil. Simmer covered for 3-4 hours.

When beans are done, smash 85-90 percent of them. (You can use a potato masher.) The mixture should look very creamy.

Serve over hot, steamed rice.