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Update: Life is still an adventure. (Surprise!)


First off, I have NOT forgotten about you!! Things have been on a total roller coaster, and I want off. o_O

Can you tell that life is kind of making me grumpy. *^_^*

Anywho, the place I had my heart set on fell through, so we spent more time looking at various properties. Finally, we’ve found another one that looks good!

We had to.. redefine our expectations, which was tough. But then again, I always say that life never goes the way you expect it to anyway. ^_^

I feel like makin’ you jealous, so here’s a pic of the house!

newhome You may now drool.

The original plan was to have a separate dwelling for my in-laws, but the basement is practically a second home in itself. (It has three bedrooms and TWO full bathrooms!!) So once we add a kitchen, they’ll live in the basement and we’ll be upstairs. 

Our offer was accepted so now we get to go through the fun of inspections, appraisal, getting the loan processed, and THEN moving. I’m already tired, to be honest. But it’ll be worth it once it’s done!

new kitchen Come on! Just look at that kitchen!!

And um, I have to confess something to you. I’ve been writing in other blogs. Two blogs, actually. *^_^*

Blogging on a Budget is a blog that I registered ages ago, and I finally wrote the first post for it. Everything about it is still kinda rough, but if you’re curious, the first post is about picking a blog host.

Mira’s Faves is another blog idea that I’ve had kicking around for a while, and I finally decided to go ahead and get it started. It’s just about my favorite products, and why I like them. ^_^ So far there are four posts, and I cover Kapoosh Knife Blocks, Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme, SodaStream, and World’s Best Cat Litter. These are all things that I use and love!

I have a few other products in mind that I want to review, but I figured that four posts was enough to make the blog look nice. It’ll be updated whenever I have extra time. 

But here! Oh my word there are SO many things I need to do for you guys! You can probably tell that Points4Prizes is currently on hold, but after looking at layouts for Mira’s Faves… I think that I want to work on a cleaner layout for here. ^_^ I really like the color scheme though, so this may take some time to find just the right template. Or I might just dig around until it looks right. We’ll see!

Anywho! Gamesville has totally revamped their Frantic Fish game, and I’m dying to make a guide for it! And Candystand now has million dollar sweeps and a daily scratchcard!! OMG!! Everyone is so busy and there’s so much I want to tell you!

But for now, I’m really sorry, but you’ll have to do with this briefish update. :( I’m not sure when I’ll get to do an actual game guide, but I hope it’s soon! *Super hugs*

In the meantime, treat each other well, and happy gaming! ^_^


Life is an Adventure


If you follow me on Twitter, than you already know that this past week my family went to look at a potential place to move. I was so excited that I couldn’t concentrate on writing or getting anything useful done. *^_^*

It’s a fantastic deal, and I’m 99% sure that we’ll move there. Here’s a pic of the view from the back porch!



Isn’t it gorgeous?! The building itself is a double wide which needs some work, which we expected.

So basically, it looks like we’ll be moving soonish. After renovations are done I’ll tackle the wild to make a small garden, and maybe get some chickens. ^_^ Sometime in the middle of that I hope to find a local job to ease the financial strain.

All in all, things will be quite busy for a while. What does this mean for Free2WinGames? Well… I’m going to put it on hold. Realistically, the additional work and stress isn’t worth the $5 (or less) I make each week here. I’ll keep Points4Prizes running, since that’s pretty easy to update and check. ^_^ But don’t expect any new posts for a few months.

I’ll still respond to comments and emails, and I’ll stay active on Twitter and Facebook, so it isn’t like I’m vanishing. ^_^ It’ll just be a little quieter for a while.

I love you all! *Super hugs*


News: Candystand adds a daily sweeps wheel!


I love daily stuff, and I love spinning wheels, so this is PERFECT for me!


No, not THAT kind of wheel. (Although it is quite pretty!)

To spin the wheel just log onto Candystand! Right now there’s a big picture of it on the front page and a link in the top corner.

candystandwheel Ooooh! I wanna win!!!

You get 1 spin every day, and your prize may range anywhere from 50 tickets to $500!!!! There are also several gift certificates, which is pretty nice!

So far I’ve won 1,000 tickets a few times, which isn’t too shabby. ^_^

Candystand has also done something a little different here. When you open the prize wheel you’ll see a clear link to the sweepstakes rules and facts. Most of the time that stuff is hidden, and I REALLY like that they’re being up front about your odds and the prizes. Take a look!


Being open about odds is quite refreshing. ^_^ I approve!

Since the inclusion of the wheel, I’ve been making more of an effort to stop by Candystand each day. Do you think it’ll affect how often you visit Candystand?


Open Discussion: What subject should be added to high school curriculums?

handprints on a chalkboardPhoto by Gisela Giardino

Our schools could use several subjects in the curriculum,  such as, oh cooking classes! ^_^ I was lucky enough to be in a school where such a class was offered, and wow… It’s incredibly useful! (Everybody eats, ya know.)

However, if I could pick only one subject to add, that would be self-defense.

A good self-defense class teaches you more than fighting. It teaches you how to handle less-than-ideal situations, like getting a flat tire on the highway. It also teaches you to be aware of your surroundings and what to look for.

This is another class I was blessed to take, but it was in my junior year of college. We only spent 2 weeks on “combat,” and the rest was on boosting self confidence and learning the other things I mentioned. ^_^ In one class we took time to just yell. Why? Because most of the students (myself included) had never yelled before.

It was the best class I took in both my high school & college career. My only regret is that I didn’t take it sooner. And I REALLY wish it was available to high school students. It’s easy to teach kids to be afraid of the world. It takes more time and effort to teach them how to take control of their lives. But I think it’s worth it. ^_^

How about you? What subject do you think should be added to high schools?


Open Discussions really ARE open for discussion! You can talk about whatever you want! The question is just to spark your imagination. ^_^


I’m takin’ a mini vacation!

jamesburgerprint Artwork by James Burger

Dear Friends,

I’m pooped.

poopbuttons These were too funny to keep to myself. XD

No seriously, I’m really tired! It takes a lot of work to run this thing, and I’m feeling more than a little burned out at the moment.

So for the next week, there won’t be any new posts. You are still welcome to comment, and I’ll comment back. ^_^ But no new material this week.


Love you!



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