Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Tip # 40 Get Back to the Basics Let's all try to be a little greener in 2012 and get back to the basics by remembering the three "R's":  Reduce  Reuse  Recycle  We all need to remember that we are stewards of this planet, if we don't protect it for future generations, who will? Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and green 2012! Monica … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ "English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You!" by Reza Mashayekhi ~ Review & Giveaway ~

Your reference books of synonyms, dictionaries and a thesaurus is not complete until you add this brilliant book.   Whether or not you are a native English speaker, the over 400 pages of information will definitely aid in your communication with others. Inside this reference book you will find - - Easy to understand meanings and equivalents for: Idioms Phrases Expressions And some commonly used sentences - Typical examples of how these expressions are used. - The … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Luxe Box by Loose Button – Review & Giveaway


The great people at Loose Button have sent me their December Luxe Box to review. If you are unfamiliar with Luxe Box, it is a monthly subscription service from Loose Button that delivers 4-5 deluxe-sized (and sometimes full sized) beauty samples, all in a chic box, directly to your door. The samples range from skincare and makeup to fragrance, body, and hair care and are from such brands as - Dermalogica,  Elizabeth Grant, Purminerals, Lancome, Principessa, Benefit, Stila, Consonant, Clinique, … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Sea Band Review & Giveaway


What are Sea-Bands? Sea-Bands are acupressure bands that fit around your wrist, similar to a sweat band but with a pressure stud sewn inside. They are a low-cost, clinically proven, drug free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting. How do they work? Sea-Band works by exerting constant, gentle pressure on a point on the inner wrist known as the Pericardium 6 (P6) acupressure point. It brings effective relief within five minutes of being applied and can be used … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)


TIP # 39 WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT WRAPPING PAPER??? (Photo from via Google files)  You can carefully remove it and then reuse it...let's face it; this probably won't be happening on Christmas morning!! Unless it's the kind that has foil or some kind of waxy lining, most paper, including wrapping paper and tissue paper, is recyclable If it is not glossy, does not have a plastic, waxy, or metallic coating, and is not shockingly bright (officially known as Astro … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to all…


I've had an amazing time during this, my first year of blogging.   I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, the readers of Older Mommy Still Yummy,  for making it so much fun.   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season filled with much love, laughter, peace and happiness.  Merry Christmas, Monica … [Read more...]

A Little Christmas Humour

This was just sent to me and I had to share, it's very cute!  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love and happy memories, Monica … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Limited Edition Lancome Luxe Box by Loose Button ~ Giveaway ~

Do you remember seeing this banner? This past month, Loose Button partnered up with Lancome Canada to create limited edition Lancôme Luxe Boxes for an exclusive contest.  Thanks to all the wonderful readers who voted for Older Mommy Still Yummy,  I was one of the lucky winners of a limited edition Lancome Luxe Box!  And as promised, you too are now going to have the opportunity to win this awesome Lancome Luxe Box for yourself. Would you like to see what you will win? These Luxe … [Read more...]

~ Giveaways and a Hop ~

Check out these great giveaways, all simple Rafflecopter entry - Brugo Mug - Review & Giveaway Open Worldwide Ends1/3  Limited Edition Lancome Luxe Box - Canada only Ends 1/11 Sit Stretch SmileYoga Book/DVD Combo Can/US Ends 1/7 Beyond Broccoli by Susan Schenck - Review & Giveaway Can/US End... Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson - Review &am... Dancing with Duality by Stella Vance - Review & Giveaway Can/US... And while you're … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~ Peanut Butter Balls ~

There are many, many variations on this recipe and you can certainly add a few finely cut up cherries or nuts, or a 1/2 cup rice krispies; but this is how we (I should say my daughter as she's been making them the last few years!) always make them. Peanut Butter Balls 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup peanut butter 4 Tbsp. milk 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup finely shredded coconut Mix above ingredients together well, you really need to work the dough to get it to the correct consistency. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – "Oh Christmas Tree" (LINKY)


Come on over and link up a photo of your tree... be it beautiful or not!!  Monica … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – How is a hysterectomy performed?


(This is an array of different instrumentation which may be used during any laparoscopic procedure) I'm pretty sure you don't want all the I'll just give you a brief overview of the different  hysterectomy options. There are different ways that your doctor can perform a hysterectomy. It will depend on your health history and the reason for your surgery. Abdominal hysterectomy  This is done through an incision, or cut, in the lower part of your belly. The cut may go … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!! {LINKY}

I don't know about everyone else, but I love seeing other peoples trees. I love looking at how they are decorated, I love the ornaments, the garland and how everyone personalizes their own tree, in their own way.  I thought why not create a LINKY where we could all look at each others beautiful trees. I am by no stretch of the imagination a photographer, so trust me when I tell you your tree can be beautifully photographed or just like mine, taken with a simple point and shoot camera...nothing … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Brugo Mug – Review & Giveaway


I drink my coffee black and I cannot count how many times I've burned my mouth on hot coffee.  It usually happens something like this: (Scene I)  It's early morning, travel mug in hand,  I get into the car and head off to my local drive thru for some much needed caffeine.  (Scene II) I have my coffee all ready to go and nestled in the cup holder,  I'm heading out for some "retail therapy",  I'm a happy camper!  (Scene III) I grab my mug for a sip of java and BAM...close to boiling point … [Read more...]