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Chicken Soup for the Soul Count your Blessings

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Cover via Amazon
This follow-on book to Tough Times, Tough People continues Chicken Soup for the Soul's focus on inspiration and hope in these difficult times. These inspirational stories remind us that each day holds something to be thankful for - whether it is having the sun shine or having food on the table. Power outages and storms, health scares and illnesses, job woes and financial insecurities, housing challenges and family worries test us all. But there is always a silver lining. These stories of optimism, faith, and strength remind us of the simple pleasures of family, home, health, and inexpensive good times.

 You can pick up Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Fortitude, and Silver Linings at Amazon and many other fine book retailers.

This series in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books really helps you to re-evaluate and look at life in a positive perspective!


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Yoplait Frozen Smoothies Giveaway

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Are you looking for a healthy way to fit essential nutrients into your diet?  Yoplait wants to help!

The antioxidant-rich fruit in Yoplait smoothies can be a great way to help you get all the important vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

Yoplait has just come out with a new product, are you ready for this?  FROZEN SMOOTHIES!  Now, you know from past reviews, that I am not a fan of yogurt (thankfully, my kids are).  However, I love frozen yogurt and I love smoothies!

Yoplait Smoothies are a good source of calcium when prepared with milk according to directions, and an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C. Plus every Yoplait Smoothie contains a full serving of fruit as well as real Yoplait yogurt pieces with live & active cultures.

Simply add milk to a Yoplait freezer package, blend, and in less than two minutes you can enjoy a nutritious and delicious smoothie guilt free! At 110 calories per serving, Yoplait Frozen Smoothies make creating the at-home smoothie easy as can be.


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Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011

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Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery and suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.At the beginning of Jan 2011, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews. There will be a monthly prize too courtesy of the lovely Simon & Schuster - you must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw.Now, there are many different sub-genres of mystery and suspense - you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or romantic suspense written by t…