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Switching Blogs from Nancys Corner to Around Our Way

Update:  I forgot to mention Nancys Corner will be divide into 3 blogs all posts will not go to Around Our Way.

1. Around Our Way will have more of the Home & Garden posts along with DIY, thrift, and/or home decor posts.
2. Sewing Drama will have Fashion & Style posts along with posts of sewing for beginners.
3. Todays Careers has subcontracted opportunities and/or positions for employment will be post periodically. Along, with career resources and tips.

Here is my original message from earlier today.

I will be moving from to blogspot.   I will delete Nancys Corner blog  within 6 months to a year.

Also, I will transfer all posts from Nancys Corner to Around Our Way within the time specified above.

If you can please update your bookmarks, feeds, and/or emails, please do so @ Around Our Way



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Progresso Soup Mugs & Spoons Winner is…

Julee, Congrats. I will send you an email requesting your home address, so I can send it to MyBlogSpark for fulfillment.

Thanks to all who participated.

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I add fiber one protein drink mixes to my day. I strive every day to hit the daily recommended allowance of 25…so incorporating fruit, fresh veggies and whole grains works well with the Fiber One Protein Drink Mixes.

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Progresso High Fiber Soup Review & Giveaway

I was offer to try the Progresso High Fiber Homestyle Minestrone Soup through MyBlogSpark. On Saturday, I received the package containing the soup and the following day I gave it a try.

I’ve never tried the Progresso Minestrone or any other type of Minestrone soup. So, I wonder how would it taste without no meat. I’ve always ate my soups with meat like chicken or beef, but never with just vegetables.

In the back of my mind I knew I was not going to like it at all, but when I started to cook it on the stove top the aroma of the vegetables and spices were delightful. If it smells this good maybe it’s not so bad. I tried it out I can only say it wasn’t bad at all I wouldn’t mind eating it again.

The Progresso High Fiber Home Style Minestrone soup is an excellent source of fiber, it has full serving of vegetables, it has 110 calories per serving, no msg added, and no artificial flavors. Besides the Minestrones, Progresso has the following varieties Chicken Tuscany, Creamy Tomato Basil, Hearty Vegetable and Noodles in High Fiber.

I forgot to mention when I received the package along with the soup there were two soups mugs and two spoons. Thanks to MyBlogSpark I can host a giveaway.

For a chance to win a prize pack answer the following question. How do you try to incorporate more fiber into your diet? Add your answer in the comment section, if you leave an answer that is not relevant to the question you are disqualify. This is the main entry.

Other chances to win…

RT @nancysoffice Progresso High Fiber Soup Prize Pack Giveaway – Leave the tweet link on the comment section.

Add a post to your blog about this giveaway – Leave a link to the post on the comment section.

The winner will be pick randomly the deadline is on 12/21/2009 @ 1:00 pm EST.

Don’t forget to leave your email in your comments, how am I going to contact you if you are a winner. If you already have a profile set up with an email address no need to worry I will contact you through your profile.

The winner will have to 2 days to claim their prize. If I don’t hear from you another person will be randomly pick as a winner.

Good Luck To All!

(Progresso provided me with the free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark)

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Can’t wait for Bulk Day

I need to clean out my garage and the basement I can’t wait when bulk day arrive so I can get rid of most of the junk I have stored. It’s been months and every time bulk day comes I completely forget to get it out. Not this month it’s going to get done. Once I clean up I’m thinking into reorganizing those areas by adding shelves.

Where can I get storage shelve at a very low price? I’m on a budget so at this moment money is very very tight.

I was thinking about looking into craiglist to see if anyone has dispose any shelving units that they may not need for free. I will definitely keep an eye out for it.

I’m also going to check out Sam’s Club being that I’m already a member. They have a variety of shelves at a reasonable price. I will check out their website during the weekend and see what they have available. But for right now let me concentrate or focus on taking out this stuff out and rearranging the garage or basement.

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How to recycle your light bulbs?

Don’t throw your light bulbs in the recycle bin. Here at Espirit Cabane the magazine of crafty and green ideas has a tutorial for turning your light bulbs into hanging vases and/or salt or pepper shakers. Pretty cool, huh.

Has anyone tried recycling their light bulbs into a craft? If so, what did you create?

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Nativity Sets

I can’t wait for the holidays to get here. Especially Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m starting to get some ideas for the holidays. It is decoration time. First I will start with the indoors the fire mantel, dining room, foyer, and the living room. Oh, and the banister, too.

Then I will continue to the outdoors, but I need more inspiration for a nativity scene. The outdoors will be a little more difficult to decorate. My lawn has a little hill and I’m not sure how to decorate it without my Nativity sets falling down or if it starts to lean. I have enough time to think of some preparations and how to for the outdoors. But, if anyone has any ideas in the blog world, please let me know. I’m open to any suggestions.

Are you getting ready for the holidays? If so, here are some great nativity sets for your outdoors.

nativity sets
I definitely like this one the six piece illuminated nativity set it has Mary, baby Jesus, Joseph, and the three Wise Men. It has a soft glow and it’s perfect for small size lawns.

If you have a large lawn, this nativity set would be great for you. It has fourteen pieces including Mary, baby Jesus, Joseph, the three Wise Men, Gabriel, an ox, a camel, donkey, an angel and a shooting star. All are life-size.

You can choose individuals nativitiy sets like Joseph with the staff, Gasper holding the light on his hands, Gabriel with lamb, baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Mary kneeling down, baby Jesus, or the shooting star to complete your set. If you are just starting to build your nativity scene, I would begin with the Baby Jesus.

Do you already have a nativity set?

What pieces do you have?

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Blu Ray Discs

At Smartzplace you can get all your Blu ray discs at a reasonable price and with the convenience of shopping online. Guess, what? Smartzplace is right here in New Jersey, but they ship to all in the United States and the United Kingdom, too.

They just don’t carry Blu ray discs. You can choose from DVD’s, CD’s, UMD’s, SACD’s, DVD audios, and books. I would strongly recommend checking out their website there are many movies to pick from it is endless. They even have a welcome page for Fisrt Time Shoppers.

Enjoy your movies with clarity and clear pitch sound having a high definition experience as though you were really there. How cool is that?

Buy blu ray movies at ease with their latest encryption technology ensuring your personal data will be safe at all times. Go, check them out.

Do you own Blu ray discs?

What are your experiences by having a blue ray disc?

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Fall is Around the Corner

Every winter I have my son collect the firewood from the backyard. He hates bringing in the firewood as he drags his big feet and mumbles on his way out to the backyard. He complains about how heavy and uncomfortable it is for him to bring in the firewood. Unfortunately, we don’t have a fancy contractor to haul in the firewood inside the house. We do it the old fashion way. Either we bring it in using our hands or we put it in a cardboard box.

My son would definitely love the wood chuck wood hauler. All he has to do is pile the wood, haul it into the house and add it to the firewood rack.

How do you bring firewood into your house?

I am in need of a firewood rack, see picture above. Do you see where the duraflame firestart box is? Well, normally the duraflame firestart box is on the side of the fireplace. I store my firewood on both sides of the fireplace where the duraflame firestart box is currently. There are many firewood racks out there, but I haven’t found the right one that will go with my decor and that’s small enough to hold the wood.

Where do you store your firewood inside the house?

I love Fall and I can’t wait til it starts so I can decorate the house for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I’m currently looking into Ebay for Halloween fabric to decorate the dining room, especially the table and windows.

Does anyone have any ideas in decorating the foyer for Halloween? I’ve tried decorating it last year, but it just didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. It is a small a foyer, but big enough to have some type of Halloween theme. Any ideas in decorating small spaces?

I have a huge fireplace and I did decorate it last year, but I think I will revamp it with bigger props and make it more spooky. Well, I will try let’s see how it’ll turn out. I will definitely post pictures once I’m done.

Do you decorate your house inside or outside for every holiday or special occasion?

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GSelect: Gifts for Men

Christmas is around the corner you can start shopping for your special man, brother, your boyfriend, husband or your son at GSelect. Don’t wait til the last minute to buy his gifts.

GSelect is especially for men, they have an assortment of products for men from men skin care to home decor and their prices start as low as $20.00. They even have Eco-friendly bags, and some reads, too.

I know how difficult it is to buy for the man in your life, but it’s not that hard at all. I normally purchase a gift card and let him choose his own gift. Unless, he let’s me know what he really wants then that’s another story.

You should pay them a visit for all their men products. You will not be disappointed.

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Rogar Wine Openers

Have you ever seen fancy wine openers? I never did until, now. I use the ones that are very small, plain looking no style to it and are handheld. You know the ones that you hold the wine opener in one hand and hold the bottle on the other hand, at times the bottle may go between your legs just to hold it steady. So, you can pop the cork. Yeah, those type of wine openers.

I found rogar wine openers this company carries an assortment of wine openers from brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, and pewter finishes, and some are made from aluminum, granite or wood. They also carry rogar corkscrews.

Check out the following two wine openers, see pictures below. Aren’t they fancy?

Estate Wine Opener with table stand
Champion Wine Opener without table stand

Check them out at rogar for sale.

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