Wednesday, June 20, 2018

West Virginia Day June 20th 2018

Happy 155th Birthday to my favorite state of West Virginia.   West Virginia is the only state created during the Civil War. The Northwest counties of Virginia voted against secession but were outvoted by the rest of Virginia so we formed our own state.  West Virginia is an outdoor paradise with many lakes, and rivers for fishing, water skiing, and white water rafting. You can go ATV'ing, climb mountains or zipline. So plan your next vacation in my lovely home state of West Virginia.

Here are some pictures I have taken over the years of West Virginia.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Contests and Sweepstakes- updated as needed

(Be aware that some of these links I post may be referral links to earn me extra entries)
I love to enter contests and sweepstakes on the Internet. I keep looking for an easier way to do them without having to pay so I think I am just going to set up a webpage so I can sort them by ending date easily.  Pick how many entry options you want to enter, the more you enter the greater the odds of winning.  The majority of my giveaways are book release tours because they usually give Amazon gift certs as the prize and that's my favorite prize.  There are a ton that want you to subscribe to newsletters I usually don't subscribe so don't get credit for that option. Be aware that you will get a lot of email. You have to check your email frequently because normally most contests only give you 24 hours to respond or they pick someone else.  Most are short entry periods but sometimes they are months long.
It can take up to 6 weeks to get your prize, Save the email notification you won and if you haven't gotten your prize in 6 weeks, email the person again to check on the prize. Most prizes won't ship to a PO Box 
To increase your odds make sure you have the following entry means(I would appreciate any follows)
  1. Twitter (follow me for contests that I tweet and may not post here.)  A lot of contests want Twitter follows but Twitter limits how many you can follow so I go through about every 3 months and delete any old ones I don't currently need to follow - like authors from previous giveaways. 
  2.  Instagram ( follow me
  3. Pinterest (follow me)
  4. Bloglovin (follow me)
  5. Facebook (like my page) usually you just have to visit and sometimes comment. Its against Facebook rules to require a like but some do. 
  6. Goodreads (follow me)  there are a ton of books on my want to read list that I really don't want to read and would never read but hey its an entry. Sometimes you also get an entry for following the author on Goodreads. 
  7. Bookbub- once again beware because every author you follow, if they publish a new book you will get a notification email)

This is not all the giveaways out there, just the ones I am interested in.

(Be aware that some of these links I post may be referral links to earn me extra entries)
  1. Win a Kindle Fire 7 and a $20 Amazon Card ends 6/15/18
  2. Win Peter Pan on DVD ends 6/15/18
  3. Win a $15 Amazon Card ends 6/15/18
  4. Win Pacific Rim Uprising ends 6/15/18
  5. Win Pacific Rim Uprising DVD ends 6/15/18
  6. Win a $20 Amazon Card ends 6/15/18
  7. Win a $25 Amazon Card ends 6/15/18
  8. Win a $15 Amazon Card ends 6/15/18
  9. Win I can Only Imagine DVD end 6/15/18
  10. Win $10000 or other prizes ends 6/15/18
  11. Win a Therafit Tote Bag ends 6/15/18
  12. Win Steam Engines of Oz DVD ends 6/16/18
  13. Win The Wife Between Us Prize Pack ends 6/16/18
  14. Win Cookware and Bakeware ends 6/16/18
  15. Win a $50 Amazon Card ends 6/16/18
  16. Win 40th Anniversary Edition of Grease ends 6/16/18
  17. Win a Wrinkle in Time Gift Set ends 6/16/18
  18. John Soule Food Giveaway ends 6/17/18
  19. Win an Aquarium for Father's Day ends 6/17/18
  20. Win a $25 Starbucks Card ends 6/18/18 ?
  21. Win Altered Perception DVD ends 6/18/18
  22. Win a $100 Amazon Card ends 6/18/18
  23. Win Tombraider on Blu-Ray ends 6/18/18
  24. Win Sherlock Gnome on DVD  ends 6/18/18
  25. Win a Medibuddy First Aid Kit ends 6/19/18
  26. Win Avatar the Complete Series on DVD ends 6/19/18
  27. Win a Kindle Fire 7 ends 6/19/18 ?
  28. Win I Can Only Imagine on DVD ends 6/20/18
  29. Win a Kindle Paperwhite ends 6/20/18
  30. Win a Gift Card ends 6/21/18
  31. Win a $10 Amazon Card ends 6/21/18
  32. Win a $10 Amazon Card ends 6/22/18
  33. Win A Wrinkle in Time on DVD ends 6/22/18
  34. Win a $50 Amazon Card ends 6/22/18
  35. Win a Book + $25 Amazon card ends 6/22/18
  36. Win Sherlock Gnome on DVD ends 6/22/18
  37. Win Ducktales on DVD ends 6/22/18
  38. Win Sherlock Gnomes on DVD ends 6/23/18
  39. Win a $50 Amazon Card ends 6/23/18
  40. Win a $10 Amazon Card ends 6/24/18
  41. Win a $10 Amazon card ends 6/24/18
  42. Win a $25 Amazon Card ends 6/24/18
  43. Win a $10 Amazon Card ends 6/25/18
  44. Win a Prize pack including Kindle and Gift Card ends 6/25/18
  45. Win Edward II on DVD  5 winners ends 6/25/18
  46. Win 1 of 3 $10 Amazon Card ends 6/26/18
  47. Win a $20 Amazon Card ends 6/26/18
  48. Win Hamlet on DVD 5 winners ends 6/26/18
  49. Win $50 Amazon Card + Skincare package ends 6/27/18
  50. Win a Variety of Prizes ends 6/27/18
  51. Win Ducktales DVD ends 6/28/18
  52. Win a $25 Amazon Card ends 6/29/18
  53. Win a $20 Amazon Card ends 6/29/18
  54. Win an Audible Membership end 6/30/18
  55. Win an Instapot ends 6/30/18
  56. Win a $10 Amazon Card  ends 7/1/18
  57. Win a Cookware Set ends 7/4/18
  58. Win a $20 Amazon Cards ends 7/4/18
  59. Win a $50 Amazon Card ends 7/5/18
  60. Win a $25 Amazon Card end 7/5/18
  61. Win $15 Amazon Card ends 7/7/18
  62. Win Gaming Prizes ends 7/9/18
  63. Win a Set of Farberware Nesting Pots ends 7/15/18
  64. Win a Kindle Fire + Ebooks ends 7/18/18 ?
  65. Win a $50 Amazon Card ends 7/31/18 ?
  66. Win a Liberty Trike ends 7/31/18
  67. Make it happen planner and $100 Amazon Card 8/4/18
  68. Frigo Al Fresco Instant Win Game instant wins + a Grand Prize ends 8/31/18
  69. Mrs Cubbison's Real Summer Flavor instant wins + 10000 prize ends 9/7/18

Friday, March 09, 2018

Super Bright Closet Lights Led Under Cabinet Lighting Review

What they say:
  • ✅ 50 LUMEN SUPER BRIGHT LED LIGHTS - We know the false advertise for the lights lumen hurt your heart badly, Parateck promise, our led closet lights in real 50 lumen, super bright to lighting up the small dark spaces. Because the light much brighter than dim led cabinet lights, the battery life will be a little short than usual
  • ✅ CORDLESS UNDER CABINET LIGHTING - Battery powered under cabinet lights, each led cabinet light requires 3 * AAA batteries (eco-friendly rechargeable batteries recommended). No more wires, no more messy and no longer worry about burns. Keep your kitchen / closet tidy and neatly as well as safety
  • ✅ EASY STICK ON INSTALLATION - Installing the under counter lighting is fairly easy as it features the 3M adhesive tape, can be pasted on the closet wall or your organizer wall and then just stick the light on top of it, the cupboard light are ready to use
  • ✅ VERSATILE LED LIGHTS - This very handy led touch lights can be widely using as closet lighting, under cabinet lights, puck light, tap lights, night lights, etc. Perfect for storage room, tool box, drawer, car trunk, kitchen sink and other places where extra light is required. Since you can control the lighting up time, it works perfectly as emergency light such as led inspection light for car, camping lighting, elder getting up in midnight, breastfeeding
  • ✅ 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We offer 60 days money back, and 1 year warranty for your 0 risk free purchasing. If you don't like the led closet / cabinet lights, just return it for a refund. If any questions regarding the products, contact us any time, we will help resolve it in a properly manner soonest

What I say:
 I really wanted to try these because there isn't a good lighting situation over my kitchen sink. However I was just not happy with the whole deal from start to finish. It took almost 2 weeks to get the lights. The lighting wasn't very bright at all and didn't last that long. The ones I put over my kitchen sink needed new batteries within a week of using them.  It was a good price for them but I would rather pay more and get a better quality product.  Of course there is the possibility that I just got a bad batch because they got great reviews on Amazon.

I suggest you order a set of your own to try and see how they work for you since they are only $7.99

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


So far this year isn't shaping up as great as I had hoped it would be. Its been super cold and snowy a lot. My water lines were froze for days.  The toilet has been frozen and then got backed up and have to have a new line put in.  A man from my hometown community died. He was just the nicest man and always smiling and so friendly. I was very disappointed because the person responsible for his arrangements was selfish and lazy and did absolutely nothing. Not even graveside services. This man was a veteran who earned a purple heart and touched so many lives and yet nothing was done to show respect for him. Just dumped in the ground. Fortunately a friend of his did bug the funeral home enough that he found out when he was being buried and showed up at least. I thought surely the church he had attended for my whole life would at least have a memorial service but they did nothing.

I was wheezing pretty badly the past couple of days but other than that I felt the same as usual. Yesterday at work I started to notice some pain and discomfort on my right lung side. The longer the day went the worse it felt. I hadn't been sick at all but it felt like I have felt in the past when I had pneumonia. Sure enough, after work I went to MedExpress and got a chest xray and I have pneumonia in the right lung. So I took off work today to rest and I do feel slightly better. Not as much pain but still tired.  Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Colder than Alaska

So far this year has been colder than most. It has been down to -2 and the windchill has been -17. Its so cold that my water has been froze for days. The roads are slick as snot.  Even the Kanawha river has froze over. People have been posting pictures of driving 4 wheelers on it. Of course I expect one of them is going to end up crashing through the ice.  Even the water at work froze over yesterday.  Today it is up to 9. The weather channel claims that by Monday its going to start being in the 30s for the next week. I am hoping every thing melts up so I can get the laundry and the dishes all done up.

Its been pretty sad, I have heard of at least 2 people being froze solid and a few pets. One poor dog was chained in his dog house but the fool owner didn't have a lick of bedding in it or nothing. I have worried about the stray cats I feed. I can't bring them in because the dogs aren't good dogs when it comes to cats. I rigged up some tarps around the porch to block wind and then i cut a whole in a storage tote and put blankets in it for them. I read that they need extra food when its so cold so I have been giving them a bunch of dry food but also canned cat food, tuna etc..So far it appears to be working, They are still alive and active after about 10 days of this deep deep freeze.
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