Friends Paying It Forward $100 Giftcard #Giveaway!

To kick off Crazed Mind’s 2012 Christmas Gift Guide I wanted to share.  Share with you and share my friends.  And I am doing this by hosting a $ 100 Gift Card giveaway!  I mean what gift is better than friends helping out friends.  And gosh, who can not use an extra $ 100 to help out with the Christmas budget?

You see when I first started this blog I had the help of a very good friend, Nessa of Texas Housewife.  She spent so much time with me sharing the ins and outs of blogging and social media.  Little by little I grew.  Then I shared with some of my friends and they did with theirs too.  That is how this whole community grows so.  We meet others while hopping from blog to blog and before you know it we have been sharing our lives for 3 years now.

Well when I first started out every single new follower was the most exciting thing.  IT was like Christmas every day.  So I wanted to do just that….make Christmas every day for others.  So with the help of my friends and then add in the friends they want to support we came up with Friends Paying It Forward.

It is really easy.  Just meet the following bloggers.  Then enter via the Rafflecopter below.  We ask that you leave a blog comment here.  That you follow the friends via GFC (that is the Christmas part!).  Then you can follow also on facebook or twitter if you wish.  It will give you extra entries.  Oh and of course you can tweet!  That is an extra daily entry!  On November 1st a winner will be randomly chosen.  They will be notified and when they respond within 24 hours they will win $ 100 gift card via pay pal or through the mail with a Visa or Master Card gift card of their choice.  The physical gift cards may be broken down into two $ 50 cards.

So meet my friends!

and of course you know me, Crazed Mind.

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Children’s book author Lisa Fleming travels the country visiting schools and doing book signings to share her book, Cat and Crow, an Amazing Friendship. It’s the tale of two natural enemies, who become best friends. And, it’s a true story!

A cat and a crow? You might not believe it, unless you saw the video that more than 9 million people have viewed, documenting Cassie the Cat and Moses the Crow’s life together.

More than a decade ago, Wally and Ann Collito of North Attleboro, Mass. discovered the small kitten in their yard one day. Then they noticed a crow, who, remarkably, seemed to be taking care of the kitten, feeding her bugs and worms and watching over her. The Collitos couldn’t believe their eyes.

Click here to read the complete story.

Watch the video “Crow and Kitten are Friends”:


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How To Remove Head Lice | (914) 424-1367 | DML Lice Removal Services

I am DALE LONGWORTH and since 1997, I have been the Original Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester, who works out of my two home-based salons with qualified, kid-friendly, and experienced lice technicians. My business has removed lice and nits from thousands of children and their families using all natural and non-toxic products. I provide a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere for you and your children during treatment and you will be guaranteed to leave satisfied and lice free!!! I have been in business as a professional lice technician for over 15 years. I have experienced the challenge of lice with my own child 16 years ago and that is why this business has evolved into an entreprepreneurial turn for me and a reputation as a professional lice technician, who is available to the Westchester area as an expert resource that can lend words of advice and comfort on a not-so-comfortable topic. . My business in my salons services clients in all of Westchester, Rockland County, Putnam County, New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island and the Bronx. I come highly recommended by satisfied clients, school nurses, pediatricians and camps throughout Westchester County and the NY Metro Area.

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Feb 18, Dog, Cat & Rabbit Treats – Long Self Life & Storing

Hi, Were starting our own small business Animal Treats Company. All our ingredients are healthly, although we are worried about shelf life & storing these..
Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide

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5 Composting pointers for a n00b

Composting, everyone was telling me, ‘It’s so easy, it does it all by itself.’  Yes, every day some astronomical amount of composting happens without any human intervention.

So with that in mind, I setup a plastic compost bin and put all the compostable yard waste and left overs (non-meat) from the kitchen.

I checked it in a year and it seems almost nothing had happened.  After some quick research through some old gardening books,  (Thanks Carol and Greg!) I made these changes.

  • Put in the sunlight.  It likes to be warm.  Moving a compost pile is not fun at all.
  • Watered it like a plant.  Compost happens when moist
  • Made sure it got air, by putting the whole bin atop a pallet
  • Turn the pile over once every other month.
  • Adding lawn clippings.  This seems to also help speed up the process.

Now, I can feel the heat from the compost pile as it continues to cook. When I turn it over, the materials are becoming unrecognizable and more black dirt like.

Having the pile in the shady location without doing any of those things would have worked eventually (say, 10,0000 years) but now, I feel we will have quality compost for the next season.

The Compost Bin. Turk surveys our work

Table scraps, lawn clippings and some paper products get added.

You can see the nice dark soil underneath

Cooking in the sun!

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Jacob’s got a tick

Little People, Big World Season 7 (Also known as season 4B) Episode 04 (26): Michigan Knights PLAYLIST:

A family is forced to abandon their home due to a massive tick infestation. Visit

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Lots and Lots of Teeth!

Wresting photos always make them look so nasty!  

Thanks for coming along Vito!  Lacey had a blast and was exhausted all evening.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Help For Dogs That Are Under Stress

Do you have a dog that is under stress or high strung?  This may be your answer.

Jennifer White in K9 magazine suggests the use of Arnica supplements for your dog during times of stress.  she says that you can give your dog a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana orally at a dose rate of 30C – three doses every four hours for two days. Apparantly Arnica Montana is a very well known remedy and is often used when there is some kind of emotional or physical trauma.

It can also be used for muscle aches, sprains, strains, and injuries. Arnica is sometimes given to patients prior to their coming to surgery for an examination or operation.  As always the vet should be told of any drugs your dog has had. Arnica will often result in a calmer dog that settles down quickly and is less anxious ane is especially good for highly strung dogs.


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dog exhibition

Check out these Dog images:

dog exhibition

Image by myrrh.ahn
dog exhibition
- initiative to design the culture
2005, hangaram design gallery, seoul, south korea


Image by The Library of Virginia
Title: Dogs

Creator: Adolph B. Rice Studio

Date: November 24, 1956

Identifier: Rice Collection 1604B

Format: 1 negative, safety film, 4 x 5 in.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA, 23219, USA,

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Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman ~ Book Review

Publish Date: 9/4/2012
Publisher: Zondervan


Tragedy strikes on the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair when a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy’s Quilt Shop, and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer’s boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie.
This time it’s a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he’s looking for something or someone. If they can’t figure out what, one of Deborah and Callie’s close circle of friends may be next.
Masked identities, antique quilts with hidden messages, an Amish boy whose handicap makes him stronger, one brave dog, and a possible hidden treasure … this time it’s nonstop action, danger, and a dash of romance.
My thoughts
My first thought was that this is not the typical Amish book for me. I have never read an Amish mystery book but this one had me from the beginning. When little Aaron Byler witnesses the killing in the parking lot of Daisy’s Quilt Shop while he is waiting on his siblings to return from looking for the lost wallet the mystery begins. This book again shows how the Amish community comes together and I mean not only the Amish. Their English friends come together with them at their time of need. There will be everything from murder to hidden treasures to lots of investigating.

While reading this book it will have you looking hard at the book waiting for the next thing to happen and then you will have a sigh of relief and the next moment you will be on the edge of your chair again as you are reading page after page.

I did not realize until after I finished reading this book that is was a part of a series, that is how good this book can stand alone. Now, I need to go and read the rest of the series…..backwards.

Images and Exerpt are from NetGalley.
I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book for my Kindle from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.


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