Monday, May 13, 2013

Flood Wood Care Staining Guide and Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood® Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When we moved out of our falling down house we were so excited to move into a house that was safe, structurally sound, and just in need of a little updating. Over the last year and a half the whole house has been touched in some way to spruce it up and change it over from builder grade 1990's to custom 2013.One of the ways we are doing this is by getting rid of the boring oak look for a richer, darker, more contemporary look with Flood Wood Stain. 

  Flood Wood Stain is a fabulous product that restores, protects, and transforms wood projects. It can be used on big projects like deck but is still perfect for the little projects like tables and chairs. I plan on using it again on a playset in the backyard. The Mohave Desert can do horrible things to wood. A friend of mine bought a glorious wood playset for her girls. After two years while one of her girls was playing on it she heard a big crack and the whole thing came apart. My friend negelected to treat the wood from the sun with Flood Wood Care. If she had just seen the Staining Made Simple Guide she would have known to protect it and the girls would be enjoying it to this day. Dont' make the same mistake! Press this link to take you to the Staining Guide you see below! Staining Made Simple



The Staining Guide will help you find the perfect color, the perfect finish, help you plan out exactly how much you need. The guide will even tell you where you can buy Flood Wood Care and how far it is from your home! They are amazing in customer service.Flood® Wood Care


Check out some of my ideas for the backyard playset and my next Flood Wood Care project.



OR we might choose this one instead...


One thing for sure is YOU have to enter the Flood Wood Care Sweepstakes.

Right now they are running a Better Backyard sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1,500 gift card or one of 12 $10 gift cards given away daily! All you need to do is like Flood® Wood Care on Facebook to enter, and share the sweepstakes for more entries! Also, follow Flood Wood Care on Twitter for helpful tips about staining and other ways to make the most of your outdoor living space.


Enter here!!!! Flood Better Backyard Sweepstakes



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States of America and (D.C.) 18 years and older. Ends 5/17/2013. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit Void in Puerto Rico and where restricted or prohibited. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.    


Happy Staining everyone!!!!

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Weight Loss and Acid Reflux Update

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Hi all out there. I was amazed to see that even knowing that I haven't posted in a long time I am still getting 30+ hits a day. Some of you have even emailed me and asked for an update of my health post surgery. The surgery I had was called Gastric Sleevectomy. Basically the Doctor removed 85% of my stomach. It is now the size and shape of a banana.
  I have always promised that I would not lie to my readers and I am not going to start now. I had the surgery because I couldn't take anymore acid reflux. I've been on medicine for it for 21 years and I was done. The ARD was making me a grumpy mom. I hurt all the time and I was running out of medicine to try. My gastro doc suggested the sleeve surgery because it fixes 95% of ARD cases and let's face it I was morbidly obese.

The morning of the surgery I was scared and I wanted to chicken out. In fact right as the team (yeah it took a whole team to lift my giant butt) off the gurney onto the operating table I told them I changed my mind and tried to give up. Unfortunate for me the anesthesiologist had already given me the knock out shot and it was too late.

IT HURT LIKE HELL! MOST days I regret my decision. Really there are times when I am crying on the floor in the front room telling C he was right and I hate my life. I am getting better.... It's a slow process and I would never wish it on my worst enemy! Hear that Clay I would never want you to live like this and one time I would have gladly hit you with a car. (That's a sign I am growing up)!

I try really hard to focus on the positive things.
  •  I am off medication completely!
  • I can eat spicy food and it doesn't affect me!
  • I have lost 55 pounds since surgery!
There have been comments that there aren't any pictures of me on this blog. Well, DUH! I was fat as hell. However, knowing that I am down 55 pounds and will be down even further in the future I feel ok posting this picture. Please don't laugh....

My shirt was wet because I was doing dishes