Tired of Hot Flashes? Apply for the Replenish Research Study

[ 57 ] August 26, 2014 |

Replenish research study now open for application

Today’s discussion of the Replenish research study is brought to you by Replenish.

replenish Research Study

Ice cubes, fans, cranking the AC, sticking your face in the freezer… nothing seems to help when you are eager to cool down from your hot flashes. They come out of nowhere and occur multiple times a day, leaving you irritable and feeling frustrated. Sometimes, they even interrupt your night’s sleep!

If you wish there were a way to get your hot flashes under control, the Replenish Study might be right for you. This medical research study is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause. 

To qualify, you must be:

  • Female between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Have not had a hysterectomy
  • Suffer from several hot flashes a day 

Study Participants:

  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Receive study-related medical exams (similar to an annual gynecologist visit) at no charge
  • Are not required to have insurance
  • May be reimbursed for time, travel and other expenses


To learn more about the Replenish Study and see if you qualify, visit www.replenishstudy.com or call 1-800-918-1468.

As well, feel free to ask Replenish Study questions below and a representative will address them.

What’s Your Best Cheeseburger Recipes?

[ 11 ] August 26, 2014 |

Are you Cheesy?

Today’s Best Cheeseburger Recipes discussion has been brought to you by Kraft.

Best cheeseburger recipes

Mine and Kraft’s Best Cheeseburger Recipes

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good old-fashioned cheeseburger. At our house, we have our own special recipe — as many people do — which we put to good use regularly during grilling season. Is a barbecue even a barbecue without cheeseburgers? Not really. Here’s Walt’s favorite cheeseburger recipe:

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Walt's Burger
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This is my husband Walt's favorite cheeseburger. Give it a try, you'll love it too.
Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 8 Hamburger Patties (90/10 is what we perfer)
  • 8 Whole Wheat Buns
  • 8 slices Kraft Natural Aged Swiss Cheese slices
  • Bleu cheese for sprinkling
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked and halved
  • Barbecue sauce
  1. Grill burgers
  2. In last 2 minutes of grilling, layer swiss cheese slices on burgers
  3. Grill Buns
  4. Plate burgers and buns
  5. Serve burgers with a sprinkling of bleu cheese, 2 half slices of bacon, and a squirt of barbecue sauce.


While we’re on the subject, is a barbecue a barbecue without some good music? Heck no! How about some Brad Paisley? You bet!

While we do tend to stick with our favorite cheeseburgers, we do like to try out new recipes from time to time. That’s why I was curious to see what kind of cheeseburger recipes Kraft had to offer. And, boy, they did not disappoint!


Cabo Beach Cheeseburger (Image: Kraft)

One cheeseburger recipe we’ll surely be trying out soon is the Cabo Beach Cheeseburger, with avocado, cilantro, and chipotle-flavored mayo. Holy moly! If that burger looks good to you, you can get the Cabo Beach Cheeseburger recipe, and others, including the BBQ Bacon Habanero Cheeseburger and Touchdown Taco Sliders. You will really take your cheeseburgers to a new level with Kraft Pepper Jack Cheese Slices and Hot Habanero Slices. Yum!



Get Cheesy with Kraft

Kraft Foods doesn’t just have the perfect cheese to top off your burger — they have the perfect way to top off your summer, with a Brad Paisley concert! They’re giving away more than 400 pairs of concert tickets to see Brad Paisley, and five lucky people will win a Brad Paisley Flyaway Concert trip. Just head over to the Great American Cheeseburger site to enter. All you have to do is upload a photo of your “Cheesy Family Moments!”

Wait! Are you signed up for Paisley Points? Fan of Brad Paisley? Then you should be getting rewards when you purchase select Kraft Foods products. Sign up for the Paisley Points rewards program, purchase participating Kraft Foods cheese items, and scan your receipts. You’ll start racking up points that can be redeemed for Walmart gift cards as well as signed Brad Paisley memorabilia!

Ready to take your burgers to a new level with Kraft Cheese Slices? Which Kraft cheeseburger recipe are you going to take for a spin?

Wedding Dresses under $250? Vintage Prices, Modern World

[ 17 ] August 25, 2014 |

Is it possible to buy a beautiful wedding dress for under $250?

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Wedding dresses under $250

The Story of the Free Wedding Dress

My grandma Margaret and grandpa Clifford were married on 3-23-1935, right in the middle of the Great Depression. She was 19, he was 30 (typical in those days). This is the story of my grandma’s free wedding dress, as told by her, in a book that I and my daughter wrote:

I had a peacock blue dress that was “donated” by Smith-Bridgeman’s (a local store).  (What happened was…) My mother had made me a dress that winter out of black satin and it all creased and split. The satin just pulled apart. So my mother charged them for the ‘making” of that dress. Smith-Bridgeman’s had her take her payment back in material, so my mother decided to make me an Easter dress. Mother said, “I have the feeling that you are going to wear this for a wedding dress.” I did. It had a lace collar and cuffs. I had Navy blue shoes, purse and hat.

I still have my grandma’s purse and hat, what a treasure this is to me! She looked so happy on her wedding day, didn’t she?

Wedding dresses under $250

My grandma and grandma were married for 56 years, so I guess it doesn’t take a dress valued at $1000s to make a happy life and a happy wife!

Wedding dresses under $250

Here’s my wedding dress from the 1940s which I purchased at a vintage fair. The dress cost a tad bit more than grandma’s..I think I paid $245 for this satin beauty?

Do wedding dresses need to cost $5000 to look good?

You have probably seen the TLC show “Say Yes to the dress” show where brides come in with budgets of $2500+ for a dress. The show takes place in Kleinfelds in the heart of NYC. I have seen brides choose dresses for $35,000+ on that show. Well, it’s a great show to watch…but I often think to myself “Do you really need to spend THAT much for a dress for just one day?”

Wedding dresses under $250


Image Credit: DCL

Anna Shannon from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo recently bought her wedding dress for $212 from Light In the Box.  LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that offers over 850 wedding dresses (yes 850) under $250!  No wonder Anna Shannon was able to find just the gown that worked for her!  

Beautiful Wedding dresses under $250

Take a look at these fabulous collections that I pulled together. Maybe you will find just the dress you are looking for like Anna Shannon did!  

Wedding dresses under $100


Wedding dresses under $200

Wedding dresses under $250

Be sure to head over and find all these wedding items from Light in the Box, But hurry, prices and styles are constantly changing. Head to Coupons .com if you need some  Light In The Box coupons .   Also, be sure to use these codes when checking out: 

$12 off $100 with code HoneyBoo12

$24 off $200 with code HoneyBoo24

That’s another 10% discount!  But hurry these end 9/5.

Would you like to see Anna Shannon’s gorgeous wedding dress in action?  Want to see how she looked as she walked up the aisle ? Watch the video to see the wedding was featured on the TLC’s finale episode of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo  on Aug. 14, 2014?  Watch this video below: 

What did you pay for your wedding dress? What would you pay today?

Round Robin

[ 10 ] August 25, 2014 |

My winner is Mary Vantil (confirmed).  Please message me at stillblondeafteralltheseyears@Gmail.com to claim your prize.

All other winners will be reported below as they are drawn:

1. Making of a Mom - https://www.facebook.com/MakingofaMom  Angelica Cassandra Dimeo (pending)

2. Acadian a Thrifty mom- http://facebook.com/acadianasthriftymom Andrea Darst (pending)

3. Stil Blonde after all these YEARS - https://www.facebook.com/Stillblondeafteralltheseyears, Mary Vantil (Confirmed)

4.  CrayZBees Reviews N More https://www.facebook.com/CrayZBeesReviewsNmore Cheryl Booth Rogers (Pending)

5.  We Heart Family and Friends https://www.facebook.com/WeHeartFamilyandFriends Bill Elliott (Confirmed)

6.  Donna Hup  http://www.facebook.com/donnahupcom Denise Hickam Dixon confirmed and sent

7.  Thrifty 4Nsicgal  https://www.facebook.com/Thrifty4nsicgal David Smith (Pending)

8. A sweet Potato Pie https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sweet-Potato-Pie/217062835013548 julie ferguson-gould (confirmed)

9. StyleDecor N More  - https://www.facebook.com/StyleDecorMore  - ERIKA LYNN BUZARD (Pending)

10. Coupons and Freebies Mom https://www.facebook.com/CouponsAndFreebiesMom — Beth Lego (pending)

11. Love Bugs Postcards https://www.facebook.com/lovebugspostcards Kathy Heninger (confirmed)

12. Thrifty Momma Ramblings https://www.facebook.com/thriftymommaramblings amy grainger ballou (comfirmed)

13. Kelly Stilwell - https://www.facebook.com/kellyastilwell  Casey Kuhn Becker (pending)

14.  Mama Luvs Books  https://www.facebook.com/MamaLuvsBooks

15.  Viva Veltoro  https://www.facebook.com/VivaVeltoro Kathi Peterson Isenhour (confirmed)

16.  Couponing as a LifeStyle https://www.facebook.com/CouponingasaLifestyle Chrisy Beason  (pending)

8:00pm Monday (8/25) to 8:00 Pm Tuesday (8/26)

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Monroe and Main Fall Color 2014

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Round Round

A bunch of blogger friends and I are hosting a $200 Flash ROUND ROBIN event!  You jump from Facebook page to Facebook page to gain entries for prizes…over $200 worth! IT’s a quick one! You’ll know by tomorrow night if you won!  Whoot!

Head over to my FACEBOOK page and enter by 8:00 PM EST Tuesday night! Here’s my Prize– $10 Paypal (and others have FAB flash cash prizes too!)

Come back here tomorrow night where I will have the full list of winners!


You can leave me a blog comment here  and tell me how much you love me too,  if you want!!  The Official Rules are below.

Bring On Boot Season with Color! + $100 Giveaway

[ 203 ] August 24, 2014 |

Fall Color with Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic 

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

 The Chief Blonde is wearing Monroe and Main Woven Buckle Boot ($119), BB Dakota Dress ($90 Sold Out, Similar, see it again here).

You might not feel it yet, but fall is around the corner. I saw a tree that was changing colors when I took my daughter back to college for her senior year. *CRIES*…for the end of summer and daughter returning to school.

One thing fall means is the return of boot season.WHOOT! Monroe and Main sent along these fantastic knee high woven buckle boots to show you how they are incorporating color into their fall line.

Boot Season Fall Color

Trust me when I tell you, cute knee hight boots in navy blue like this are impossible to find. The weave on the boot is super classy, while the padded footbed provides hidden comfort.

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

The 3 1/4″ heel is the perfect height for me, I don’t feel like I am teetering. I am 5′ 4″ with short legs, so flat ankle boots aren’t really that flattering on me.  But I feel like even at 52, I can rock this higher heel height without looking dowdy or trampy. Did I succeed?

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

I also like that the calf is wide enough so I can wear the boots with skinny jeans, leggings, or tights when it gets chiller. Here’s a few more COLOR selections from Monroe and Main’s fall lineup. I know you will drool.

Boot Season Fall Color 2014 Monroe and Main

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy all the new fall colors at Monroe and Main website. You absolutely MUST follow Monroe and Main on Facebook, as they constantly have fabulous giveaways.


Giveaway runs from August 25th through September 8th 11:59 PM EST. 18+ Void where prohibited.


Monroe and Main Fall Color 2014Winner will win this $100 gorgeous bag. 24 other bloggers are giving away this fabulous Monroe and Main Studded Tote 3 in 1 as well. That’s right 25 totes, 25 chances to win!  Once you enter my giveaway, use the linky to keep hoping to all the other 24 giveaways. Get your color for fall!







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