Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Grandad!!!!

Today, Monday, May 27th....would be Grandad's birthday..

Happy Birthday in heaven, Dad!!! We miss you!
Xoxo Donna
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Senior Discounts....

I was always so embarrassed when my husband (5 yrs older than me) would ask for a senior disc... Don't know why.... I would just hide and wish I was invisible... But things start to add up...
Here are just some little things that you get get a discount on...

Applebees: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60 )
Arbys: 10% off (55 )
Ben & Jerrys: 10% off (60 )
Bennigans: discount varies by location
Bobs Big Boy: discount varies by location (60 )
Boston Market: 10% off (65 )
Burger King: 10% off (60 )
Captain Ds Seafood: discount varies on location (62 )
Carl's Jr: 10% but you must ask first (thanks Adari)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55 )
Chilis: 10% off (55 )
CiCis Pizza: 10% off (60 )
Culvers: 10% off (60 )
Dennys: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55 )
Dunkin Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55 )
Einstein Bagels: 10% off (60 )
Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter (55 )
Gattis Pizza: 10% off (60 )
Golden Corral: 10% off (60 )
Hardees: $0.33 beverages everyday (65 )
IHOP: 10% off (55 )
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55 )
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55 )
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50 )
Long John Silver%u2019s: various discounts at participating locations (55 )
McDonalds: discounts on coffee everyday (55 )
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60 )
Shoneys: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60 )
Steak n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50 )
Subway: 10% off (60 )
Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62 )
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65 )
TCBY: 10% off (55 )
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50 )
Village Inn: 10% off (60 )
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60 )
Wendys: 10% off (55 )
White Castle: 10% off (62 )

Retail and Apparel:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50 )
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50 )
Belks: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55 )
Big Lots: some stores may offer a senior discount on certain days (call or inquire in your local store)
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55 )
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60 )
Clarks: 10% off (62 )
Dress Barn: 10% off (55 )
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50 ) or (10% over age 60) may have changed ?
Kohls: 15% off (60 )
Modells Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55 )
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55 )
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55 )

Albertsons: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55 )
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50 )
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60 )
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60 )
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60 )
Frys Supermarket: free Fry%u2019s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55 )
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60 )
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60 )
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60 )
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60 )
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50 )
PathMark 5% off MONDAYS with circular coupon
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55 ) - not applicable in all states
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60 )
ShopRite (Browns owned in PHL area) 3% off every Weds.
Uncle Guiseppe%u2019s Marketplace: 5% off (62 )

Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65 )
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62 )
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55 )
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50 )
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60 )
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60 )
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60 )
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60 )
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents
Club & special fares for select destinations
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50 )
Econo-Lodge: 20%-30% off (60 )
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62 )
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62 )
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62 )
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65 )
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler%u2019s Discount (50 );20%-30% off (60 )
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62 )
Motel 6: 10% off (60 )
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55 )
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60 )
Roadway Inn: 20%-30% off (60 )
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60 )
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Activities & Entertainment:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55 )
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62 )
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50 )
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65 )
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62 )
Regal Cinemas: 30% off
Ripley%u2019s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55 )
SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50 )

Cell Phone Discounts:
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65 )
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50 )
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65 )

Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60 )
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60 )
Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for you buck
Have fun... Donna

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Thursday, May 23, 2013


Has anyone tried wheatgrass?? I've heard people talk, seen it in juice it up, health food is suppose to be super good for you.. They even have a 30 day wheatgrass challenge that my friends have done and they swear by this stuff.

Wheatgrass Benefits:
Rich in Vitamin A, C and B Vitamins
Excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt and zinc.
Enhances immunity
Tissue cell activity and its normal regrowth are definitely increased by wheatgrass therapies
Increases energy, stamina and mood
Slows aging and reverses wrinkles
Increases reproductive health
Improves blood sugar imbalance
Increases red blood cell count
Washes drug deposits from the body
Lowers blood pressure
Increases libido
Relieves pain and inflammation
Powerful liver detoxifier
Calms eczema, psoriasis, sores
Heals halitosis (bad breath)
Removes mercury, radiation, heavy metals, chlorine and fluoride

Sooo.... I tried it, 2 days in a row!! 1st day, my stomach was upset all night.. Guess it was too healthy. Hahaha.
2nd day, had a hard time swallowing it... My stomach wasn't as upset, just wasn't too happy..
I used to LOVE the smell of fresh cut grass... Now, not so much.
Tomm will be the 3rd day... Well see how I stomach it.
So, all my friends are raving over this, so before I had tasted it, I went online and ordered a can of powdered wheatgrass. Figure it had to be cheaper then putting out 1.75 for 1 ounce of wheatgrass every day... Now I'm having second thoughts after tasting this stuff.. At least with the powder,I can mix it with juice and maybe it won't be so bad.
Well see... I may be out 25.00 buck a Roos !!!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

30 day squat challenge...

I'm on day 11 and doing pretty good...
I already have my next challenge in line after this one. :)

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mr. Snowman...

Finished anther project...
Pattern called for log cabin blocks all around the snowman.... I was to use 1" strips.... 1"..... NO WAY!!!!! Even my little fingers couldn't work with them... So we have plain square blocks all around and still looks super cute!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Finally finished the Thanksgiving table mat.. Now I know why I tell myself I have to finish one project before moving on to another.. I set it aside and worked on other projects.. Which some of them I haven't finished either.. Bad me.. I get burned out and don't want to finish them... I won't tell you how long I let this sit... Just a looonnngggg time..

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day....

Not sure when this picture was taken.... Had to be more Han 44 yrs ago, because that's when I lost my beautiful mother. It was the day after Mother's Day when my whole world changed.
She was taken away from me when when just 6 yrs old, way too early to leave this world.
Mother's Day is not my favorite day. It has always been and will always be the hardest day to celebrate.

But I know she's watching over me wishing she could be here to enjoy this day with the family she never got to meet. My wonderful husband and 2 of the best kids anyone could ever have and to meet Ronna too!
Love you Mom, Happy Mother's Day in heaven.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Alpha tags...

Started this awhile ago, at our last retreat... Just now finished it up...
First quilt I have done using/ filling in with crayola crayons! It was a lot of fun!

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Saturday, May 4, 2013


Finished this today.. Actually I finished it like 3weeks ago, just had to buy the last border. Lolli is laying on the bottom right hand corner. :)
Still needs to be ironed.

-it's pretty big..67x74.. Bonnie Blue pattern, "Crossroads"(now known as red crinoline) thanks Mariealena!
But I didn't use Bonnie Blue fabrics. Just whatever I had in my little basket. Just had to buy the reds and white back ground.

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