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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

What happens when it’s Friday night and you don’t feel like cooking, ordering pizza or going out and a bowl of cereal just won’t cut it? In our house when that happens we head straight to the garage and to the freezer.  There is where I try to keep microwavable meals and snacks specifically for those occasions and last Friday night it was Lean Pockets Pretzel Bread Sandwiches.

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I am not a big proponent of frozen meals & snacks because of the excessive sodium some of them contain but these Lean Pockets brand sandwiches are only 250 calories with 650 mg of sodium which isn’t a lot compared to others that contain well over 1000 mg of sodium.

The Lean Pockets Sandwiches were filled with Spinach and 3  Cheeses, Fontina, Romano and reduced Fat Mozzarella.  I zapped one in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds in the crisping sleeve then cut it in half.  It didn’t seem like it had a lot of filling and could have had more spinach, but to my surprise it was quite good and hit the spot. The soft pretzel bread encased a flavorful mix of spinach and cheeses that paired well with my glass of Friday night wine!

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Speaking of wine, I want to reintroduce my “play cousin” Cook E doe Face.  She is a down to earth YouTube Vlogger who will have you in stitches as you watch her create some delicious dishes and “knock you on your butt cocktails”.

Cook E de Face is from Philly and I fell in love with her atty-tud (Philly slang) from the very first video I watched.  In today’s world it is so easy to get caught up in the negativity but you know me, I like to keep it light.  Cook E doe Face has me laughing out loud and reminds me of my own New York cousins.  If it were left up to me she would definitely have a show on the Food or OWN Network!

Check out this recipe for Flatline Cocktail.

 

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello friends

I hope you are enjoying the day and all is good in your neighborhood.  I still haven’t decided as to where we will be going to see fireworks.  We will either go to Wilmington and see Macy Gray, or downtown Middletown or maybe just stay home and watch WaWa Welcome America featuring Kevin Hart, The Roots, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott, and others.

  Where do you go to see 4th of July fireworks?

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This is what I wore to work yesterday, how do you like my Red White & (Polka Dot) Blue outfit?

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Top – Ross // Jeans – JCPenney

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Sandals – Ross // Watch – Avon

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Be safe – Smooches!

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City News: Macy Gray to Perform at City of Wilmington 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront

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The City of Wilmington will celebrate the historic tradition and patriotic spirit with the 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront.

Join the City at Tubman-Garrett Park at the Riverfront on Thursday, July 4th as they celebrate our independence with fireworks, food, arts, culture and a special performance by R&B singer Macy Gray.

The 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront which begins at 4:00 p.m. will feature live music, historical re-enactments, games, rides, arts and crafts, a crab feast, in addition to a variety of food and drink vendors.

Other artists performing at this year’s 4th of July Celebration are  Mozaic Flow, a band based in Philadelphia that fuses a variety of  musical genres to create a sound of R&B funk, and the Tilting  Windmills, a Latin infused rock band from Wilmington.

“Fourth of July is about patriotism and celebrating our independence,”  said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Wilmington’s Independence Day  celebration on the Riverfront will bring together young and old  generations to remember our nation’s legacy and history.”

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Free RED, WHITE, and BLUE CELEBRATION FAMILY FUN (Tubman-Garrett Park)

  • Games, rides, entertainment, arts and crafts by Barrel of Makers, historical characters
  • Variety of food vendors including July 4th favorites, Captain Steve’s Hard Shell Crabs and BBQ
  • Local duo, Tilting Windmills, performing on the Bandwagon Stage 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a live set of souful, R&B music by Mozaic Flow as they perform on the Main Stage.

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Celebrate our nation’s independence and patriotic spirit as the City of Wilmington welcomes Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray to the Main Stage.

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Spectacular Riverfront Fireworks Display!

In the event of rain on July 4th, the fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th.

For announcements and more information regarding the 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront please visit: http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/visitors/july4th

Hello Friends, I hope your day is going well!

You know me, DeDivahDeals, always looking for a bargain, well I came across what I think is the best way to find and buy daily deals.  In the past, I have bought deals from Groupon and Living Social but the constant emails for deals that I wasn’t interested in was annoying.  Thankfully, this is not the case with www.dailydealsuperstore.com.

www.dailydealsuperstore.com has all the deals in one place – from the recognizable, big names to the really local deal companies, and everything in between.  I have created my own profile so I only get the deals from Wilmington, and the surrounding areas and Philadelphia, PA and I don’t have to read through a bunch of others.   I can change my profile any time, so when I plan a trip I can add my destination and pick out a few cool deals before I leave.

www.dailydealsuperstore.com gives me a lot of categories to choose from so it’s really easy to either see the deals I want and hide the ones that I’m not interested in. Beauty deals not your thing? No problem, deselect the box and those deals won’t show up in your personalized list.

www.dailydealsuperstore.com has a great Facebook app too, so I can share deals with my Facebook friends – and earn rewards!   We all could earn points from every deal and redeem them for gift cards.  Saving money on deals AND earning rewards – winning!

Anywho, click on the banner below to register and start getting some great deals today – try it, I think you’ll like it!

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Going to check out some deals for Father’s Day! 

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Please pray for those injured and killed in yesterday’s building collapse at The Salvation Army in Philadelphia!

Today is another day that the Lord hath made and I will rejoice in it!  I’m feeling vibrant and thrifty in my $20.00 outfit, yes, this entire outfit cost me 20 bones!

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ootd 6 6 13 004Embellished Pink Top – ($3.00) GW Boutique // Liz Claiborne Jeans ($4.99) – The Salvation Army // Pink Gingham Shoes ($7.00) – Rugged Wearhouse // Pink Bracelet Set ($3.99) – The Rugged Wearhouse // Pink Ring ($1.00) – Beauty Max

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Do you have an under $20 outfit?

Linking up today with Divas With A Purpose and Thrifters Anonymous – Come on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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The Java House Café in Middletown recently hosted two books signings for local authors.  The first one was on Saturday with Richelle N. Rodgers, author of Forever Growing A Journey of Trust.  This autobiography gives you insight into her life which is filled with joy and sadness as well as near death experiences by both she and her husband, but her strong faith and trust in God has given her more than the world has taken.

Richelle is Philadelphia native presently residing in Elkton, Maryland with her husband of 38 years and is a grandmother of triplets.  Her passion for empowering others to be the best they can be in their relationship with God is prevalent throughout the book.  As a Franchise Consultant in both the Museum and Insurance industries as well as an Independent Contractor for CCI, she has had the opportunity to travel outside of the United States including trips to Bosnia and Italy.  Richelle is currently a Lay Prayer Associate and an Eucharistic Minister and Lector at her church.

Richelle has dedicated her life in helping others and as a Vietnam Vet is currently working on a Women Veteran Leadership Awards Symposium to be held in DC this fall.

The book is also available as an eReader at both www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble and a schedule of book signings can be found at www.richellerodgers.com.

It took 3 years of prayer and the encouragement from family and friends for this book to become the first in what I believe will be a successful career of an Inspirational author.

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” – Proverbs 3:5

Author Richelle Rodgers

Richelle Rodgers with Leon BrownRichelle and Small Business Owner Leon Brown

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Book Signing

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

This was my casual First Friday attire – Polka Dots, Pink Suede and “Pearls”.  The pink glitter earrings were gifted last year from a jewelry company, SweetLikeCake.com however, I could no longer find them online.

I hope you have a good day, I’m off to do my Saturday chores and looking forward to watching Saturday Night Live tonight, Kevin Hart is hosting and it’s going to be HILARIOUS!!!  They should have booked Robin Thicke as the musical guest with surprise appearances by JB SmoothBoris Kodjoe and Nick Cannon – it would be a Real Husbands of Hollywood special.

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Pink Suede Evan-Picone and polka dot top – GW Boutique (Goodwill)

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Pants are closet staples as are the Tom McCan clogs from Kmart.

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Linking up today with Saturday Morning Coffee Blog Hop – join in to meet some new bloggers.

Have a fantastical weekend – Smooches!

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