November 28, 2013

Tips For Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I wish everyone to have a wonderful day and a full belly.  Check out the infographic below for tips on keeping your belly full without breaking the bank.

I found it interesting to see how food costs have risen over the years.  The price of fresh green beans is the one food item that has actually gotten cheaper over the years.   

Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget
by killerinfographics.
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Did you notice anything on your Thanksgiving feast list that was more expensive than last year?  I thought fresh cranberries were priced higher than previous years.

November 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Zombie Signing

I am a big fan of Rob Zombie and was so excited to hear he was doing a book signing at the Barnes and Noble.  His novel, The Lords of Salem, is a bestseller and so glad that I got the opportunity to have him sign my copy.

Rob Zombie book Signing

That's me in the striped tank above.

November 23, 2013

Remember The Alamo

I live just a little over 100 miles from San Antonio, Texas.  I love to travel there and wish we could do it more often.  There are so many great places that I have on my San Antonio must visit list.  One of the most visited and popular places on my list is the Alamo.

I think it would be great history lesson to take my daughter to see the actual Alamo that she's read about in school.  The Alamo was built to be a mission, but ended up being a military post just before the Mexican-American War.  The fort was where the epic battle in the fight for Texas independence took place.

The unforgettable battle at the Alamo is detailed in the infographic below.  

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Did you learn anything new or that you might have forgotten from grade school history class?   I didn't realize that the Alamo is totally maintained by donations and doesn't receive any government funding.

If you're ever in the San Antonio area,  be sure to stop by the Alamo, where more than 2.5 million people visit every year.

For additional information visit Remeber The Alamo.

November 17, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide - Escape Monthly's Holiday Box

Everyone deserves an escape every month.  Escape Monthly has created a Limited Holiday Box unlike any other.  They explored the world for inspiration, searching high and low for delicious seasonal delicacies, luxurious essentials for self-indulgence, gourmet treats, unique artisan crafted goods and more!

Make sure you have all the essentials to relieve your holiday stress.   Receive holiday inspired sweet delights and luxurious essentials for self indulgencePlus you'll discover some great seasonal surprises inside your box.

Valued at over $100 and on sale for just $39.99, you don't want to miss this! Featuring over 10 different products.  Limited quantity available  - grab yours now!  

Escape Monthly Holiday Box

November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Beach Play

Sunday evening, I decided we needed to get out of the house and enjoy some relaxation time.  Of course, that means we went to the beach.   Rachel loves to dig and play in the sand.

#ww beach play

#ww  beach play

November 8, 2013

Children's Book & Amazon Giveaway

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Cree and Scooter

Cree and Scooter is geared toward children pre-school to 8 years old and exposes its audience to various cultures in an age appropriate manner. This series connects kids to the two main characters, Cree and Scooter, as they navigate their way through many countries across the globe while Cree dreams in her bed at night. Cree is a 7 year old African-American girl and Scooter is her toy chameleon who comes to life in her dreams.

Buy Links: Amazon E-book $6.99 and Cree and Scooter Store Hardback $16.00


Author Bio:

WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) veteran and two-time All Star, Tammy Sutton-Brown was born in Ontario, Canada. Being a professional basketball player has opened Tammy’s world to experience a host of different countries and cultures.

Tammy believes that exposure to various culture, languages, traditions, and values enhances the quality of life. Her passion for travel and learning about what different countries and cultures have to offer is the inspiration behind Cree and Scooter. “My vision is to implement global education at an early age through Cree and Scooter. I want kids to be able to travel around the world without leaving the comfort of their home, school, city or country, engaging their imagination and sparking their interests.”

“When you read, your world opens up. I want to encourage early literacy for kids, ignite a love for travel and exploration and form an appreciation for the world we live in, its languages, cultures and history. It is my belief that global exposure will enhance the lives of others beginning with our kids. Our world has changed and is continuing to change with the people from all around the world playing and living together, as well as attending the same schools. Kids will be in good hands with Cree and Scooter.“
“READ TODAY, LEAD TOMORROW” – Tammy Sutton-Brown

You can also become a Cree and Scooter Parent Ambassador.  Help spread the word and earn rewards.  Just click on the banner below and sign up for free.



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November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday (Linky) - Through The Years

I was looking back at previous years pictures from Halloween and got a little nostalgic.  She is just growing up so fast.  Here are Rachel's costumes from 2009-2013.

2009 Tinkerbell

Black Cat
2010 Black Cat
2011 Vampire
2012 Pirate
2013 Devil

November 5, 2013

How To Use Your Smartphone As A Powerful Security Device

So many people now have mobile phones as their trusted tool of communication.  Everyone I know from my 80 year old mother-in-law to my 12 year old nephew, take their mobile phones everywhere they go.  We use them to communicate, stay organized, play games and so much more.  How would you like your mobile phone to also keep you safe?

React Mobile provides mobile security and gives some peace of mind to parents, students, employees and anyone on the go.  React Mobile started by wanting to develop a tool to improve safety on university and corporate campuses.

I heard a teenager say that her phone was her lifeline.  Of course, she was probably referring to keeping up with her friends and seeing who's changed their relationship status on Facebook, but she is right.  The React Mobile App lets you turn your phone into a powerful lifeline.

React Mobile App

A mobile app that easily turns your phone into a security device.  Just push one button and and SOS alert with your GPS coordinates is sent to emergency contacts via text message, email and an alert can even be posted to Facebook and Twitter.  It also lets you report an incident or any criminal activity.

React Mobile App

React Mobile features the following:
  •  Follow me - real time tracking
  •  SOS via text
  • Send group SMS messages
  • SOS alerts via SMS and e-mail
  • SOS alerts via Facebook and Twitter
  • 911 button prompt
  • GPS location tracking
  • Last known good GPS
And coming soon.....
  • Dispatch console access
  • GPS hardware integration
  • Geofencing capabilities
Watch the two short videos below to see all the benefits and features of the app and how to easily set it up.


React Mobile Personal Safety App from Robb on Vimeo.

ReactMobileReshoot from Robb on Vimeo.

I have a Droid Razr M and easily installed and set up the app with no troubles.  My main use for the app is when I take my walks.  Living in south Texas, I walk after dark because it's cooler.  I turn on Follow Me and my hubby can keep an eye on me just in case I should run into any trouble.  I hope I never have to use the app due to an emergency, but I do feel better knowing that I can.

React Mobile is free to download.  Just click one of the links below to download to your smartphone.

Apple iTunes Download 

Google Play Download

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post brought to you by React Mobile.  All opinions are 100% my own based on my own experience.  


November 3, 2013

meNmommy November Giveaway #ClothingThatCares

meNmommy is where you'll find stylish matching mother and daughter apparel and accessories.  Has your little girl ever played in your closet trying on your clothes and shoes?  Now she can match mommy in designs that you'll both want to wear.

mother/daughter socksmother/daughter tops

Super Mom t-shirt

For the month of November, meNmommy is offering one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate.  Enter to win with the easy rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway ends November 31st and is open to the U.S.  Good luck everyone.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

OASAP Has Free Gifts

I was just checking out all the new arrivals and styles at Oasap.  They are are global online store dedicated to high street fashion.  You can find various women's apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry, beauty products and more.  I love that they always have great sales and contests.

Colorful Plaid Cropped Sleeve DressStandout Shawl Collar Jacket

I found so many things to add to my wishlist.  I also picked out a few items that would make great Christmas gifts.  Even though we just made it through Halloween, it is time to start think about Christmas.

Vintage Owl Bangle

OASAP is also making it easier on your pocketbook this holiday season with Free Gifts.   

  • Register with OASAP before Nov. 15th (It's free to register)
  • Place your orders before Dec. 31st
  • OASAP will send Christmas gifts along with your order regardless of the order amount
  • Don't forget that OASAP has Free Shipping Worldwide and a 30 day unconditional return policy. 

3-D SweatshirtHave you seen the cool 3-D print sweatshirts?  I have a couple friends in mind that would love to get one this Christmas.  They are casual, comfy and the perfect length to look great with long pants.  Choose from 38 different designs.

3-D Sweatshirt

Have you started any of your holiday shopping yet?  I'm going to try to do better this year and not wait until the last two weeks before Christmas.  We'll see how it goes, but at least now I'm off to a better start thanks to Oasap.

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