State of Susan

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2012 Holiday Card Project on Shutterfly November 25, 2012

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It's that time of the year...get my holiday cards printed.  I have used Kodak Gallery the past few years, since I had an employee discount, but since last year 1) Kodak Gallery was sold to Shutterfly and 2) I'm not an employee as of November 30th.  To get the scoop on the latter, you'll have to read our family newsletter.  Hey, I need to hold something back since I'm posting a preview of our holiday card here. And you're probably asking me, "Why are you posting it?"  Well, that's because Shutterfly will email me $10 for posting it my website as part of their marketing effort to bring traffic to their site (hey, I'm in marketing, I know how this works!).

Okay,  Shutterfly…I’ll be on the lookout for that $1o coupon you promised me!

5×7 Folded Card
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Can there too much scent in your laundry? August 6, 2011

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So, I received a sample of Downey UNstoppables yesterday.  There’s scent in my detergent, scent in your fabric softener (if you use it, I don’t), and now what looks to me to be extra scent.  Guess it’s for those families who really stink up their clothes?


Recreating Souplantation at Home March 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — susanpolizzotto @ 6:37 pm

If my kids could have their way for dinner every night, it would be to eat at Souplantation. So I came up with a way to satisfy their craving (and get them to eat more healthy) between our visits to their favorite all-you-can eat buffet. I decided to “re-create” the experience at home. I was amazed how much stuff I had in my refrigerator and pantry to do this. Their salad bar selection consisted of:
– lettuce (pre-cut and pre-washed from a bag)
– raisin medley (Trader Joe’s)
– croutons (box from grocery store)
– pasta (I have always have a container of pre-cooked pasta in the fridge for the kids lunches)
– tomatoes (staple in our household)
– shredded parmesan/romano cheese (Costco)
– chicken (sliced grilled pieces of frozen chicken breast that I warmed up in the microwave for 1 min)

And then each girl had gave me their choice (from what I had on hand) for salad dressing. They loved going around the table with their own plate and coming up with their salad creation. And I loved that it was fast and healthy for them. I need to find more quick healthy meals like this. Anyone else have ideas to share with me?


Disclosure Policy August 21, 2010

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This is my personal blog that is written by me and the views and opinions I express are mine alone.

This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

I am not compensated in any way from this blog nor am I compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. If I decide to review or promote a topic, product or service, I only do so because I personally believe in it and hope that the review will be helpful for others.

Since this blog does not generate income for me, I am employed full time by Eastman Kodak Company. This fact may or may not have a significant impact on the content of this blog.

For questions about this blog, please contact spolizzotto at hotmail dot com.