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*just some random writing*

I know what I want now. I want to be begged and needed, really needed. I crave it. I want to be the center of someone’s universe, in an unhealthy way.

Don’t “call me maybe”, call me ASAP. Kiss my feet, worship me, love me, but most of all need me.

Use me, debase me, overwork me, OVER NEED me but NEED ME.

At times, I put something or someone-a job, a man, an ambition, on a shelf for a bit but if I feel needed, I succumb.


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This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today I must share info on VIPRE Internet Security 's  antivirus software. Not only is it an awarding winning program but has so many features. They include a firewall, a spam filter and website blocking. This software is great for providing complete protection against malware. Plus it comes with free U.S. based technical support.

Another great thing about this software is that it won't slow down your PC while protecting it. I mean, I don't even notice that it's running (even during scans and updates).

VIPRE Internet Security was super easy for me to install. I simply visited the official site, saved the file (which downloaded it) and then hit install. You don't need to be technically inclined to get this great PC protection.

I am impressed that this software includes automatic software patching with the Easy Update feature. Out of date software such as Windows, Java, Adobe, Skype, iTunes and others are common causes of PC infections. VIPRE is the only antivirus to automatically patch these security holes.

Other antivirus programs that I have used in the past were more difficult to install. They also definitely did not update other software that I have running on my computer, as I have mentioned that this one does.

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

I had so much fun trying Miracle-Gro last year that I had to share their new project with you.

Have you heard about The Gro Project  from  Miracle-Gro ? The Gro Project is a new way for gardeneers to share fun garden projects with one another. Awesome projects include the Toyarium, Ukulele Garden, Origami Garden, G.Y.O.B. and the Thrown Down.

The first project that I would like to try is the super neat looking Origami Garden.

Needed Supplies:

scissors and Glue
a sturdy rope (such as polyprop rope)
metal ring for hanging
a small plant
Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix
Miracle-Gro Shake 'n Feed Plant Food

To make the holder you simply use the origami template to draw a polygon on a piece of cardboard and then cut it out. After that fold the cardboard as instructed and glue the overlapping pieces together. Follow the macrame instructions to knot the hanger while the glue on your holder is drying. Then fill a light pot with potting mix and add your plant to it. Once your origami planter is dry, place your potted plant in it. Easy, yet detailed instructions (with photos) for making both the holder and the outer macrame section are available on the Scotts' site.

It's always a great idea to visit Miracle-Gro online. It features a large library of articles and videos with expert gardening tips and online tools. You can utilize these to help solve common garden problems and find the right products to keep a healthy and beautiful garden.

I totally recommend following the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page. It's a great place for gardeners to come together and share gardening stories and tips with each other.

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This post brought to you by Boar’s Head. All opinions are 100% mine.

I recently had the good fortune to try two certified heart-healthy deli meats via Boar's Head. I tried both the EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast and the Ovengold Roasted Breast of Turkey. The turkey is preservative free, low in fat and rich in protein.  The chicken is seasoned with carrots, celery, onions, garlic and parsley. Each is yummy. However my favorite is definitely the turkey.

I enjoyed my turkey on a sandwich piled high with lettuce and tomato and my chicken in a tomato wrap with some yellow peppers and taco seasoning.

If you enjoy cooking you can make the Ovengold Turkey Spaghetti Squash Tumble, which is just one of Boar's Head's Good-for-your-heart recipes. One serving is comprised of 2.5 oz of Ovengold Roasted Breast of Turkey, 1/2 of a small spaghetti squash, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 of a large garlic clove (crushed), 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped), 1/2 tbsp fresh parsely (chopped), 1/2 cup of defrosted peas, 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes and a bit of Boar's Head Parmigiano-Reggiano. This delicious meal is only 305 calories per serving.

Directions (for one serving)
Cut the squash in half lengthwise, then cut each half into equal pieces.
Put the squash i a steamer basket in anoven with water and cook on high to steam until tender (about 15-20 minutes).
Remove the squash strands from the shell, using a fork, and then set them aside.
Heat the oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add the basil, garlic, parsley and squash and toss lightly to coat.
Add the tomatoes, peas and turkey. Then sprinkle the whole entree lightling with the grated Parmesan cheese.


Boar's Head heart-healthy deli meats can really help you focus on a balanced, heart healthy diet. This is because Boar's Head's certified heart-healthy deli meats are low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and meat specified limits for sodium. It's recommended that you combine those with veggies, whole grains and low sodium cheeses when chowing down. Add in at least 30 minutes a day of exercise and you will be doing your heart a favor.

So what are you waiting for? Liven up your taste buds today!

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This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Guys I have to let you in on a bit of a secret, Miracle-Gro isn't just for spring and summer months. Fall is also a great time to start a beautiful gardening project. According to the Scott Fall gardening site if you live in the Northeast, like me, you can add fun mums to your garden during this time of year. You can add a variety of color to your garden with some vibrant mums. This can be done in garden beds or containers.

mums by wharman

floral pumpkin centerpiece from

I would use those mums next fall to re-create this floral pumpkin centerpiece that I found on Pinterest. I chose this project because I love Halloween. You can put this out for both Halloween and Thanksgiving though if you choose. To make the above centerpiece, cut your mums at the top of their stem and then hot glue each one of the blossoms to a pumpkin (yes, those are pumpkins in disguise!). It's then fun to accesorize the piece by surrounding it with gourds.


I would most likely grow my mums using pots. So the Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix would be the perfect product for me. This potting mix has the ability to help plants grow twice as big in ordinary potting soil and to absorb 33% more water than usual. It also feeds plants for up to 6 months with Miracle-Gro Continuous Release Plant Food. To use this potting mix simply select a pot with a drain hole, fill the pot about 1/3 full, loosen the root ball of the plant, add the mix and press lightly and then water and let drain. Sounds pretty simple to me.

What a fun way to Find beauty in the Fall .

Bonus: Go follow the Miracle-Gro Facebook page to keep up with all of their awesome products.


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