December 31, 2012

Original Quality Content Pays on RedGage

Yes, original content and quality content pays on RedGage. And what a way to bring up the rear of a year!

My book review article "How To Prepare A Future For Your Dog" is featured on RedGage AND I received a bonus of $4.55! This article on RedGage was one of several reviews I recently published on several different forums for the book "If I Should Die Before My Dog".

You can access all of my reviews for the book from a link shared in the book review on RedGage. You will enjoy the reviews, as each is unique.

Yes! Original content pays!

Thank you, RedGage!

Join me at RedGage in sharing your original articles, links, and photos on Redgage. Get paid for what you are already doing online!

If you are already a member of the RedGage community, please leave your profile link in your comment and I will be around to visit you!

December 22, 2012

Wishing You a Blessed Merry Christmas

Emperor Mama And Baby Penguin

Mother and Child wishing Merry Christmas.

I can think of no better way to wish you a Merry Christmas than to remind you the reason for the season is held in the blessing of a mother and her child.

My wish for you this Christmas is that you hold your chid(ren) close, attached in spirit if not in person. I know I shall surely hold my son near in my momma soul on Christmas Day.

Wishing you a blessed Merry Christmas!

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December 1, 2012

On This Day In Family History

Today, my 6 words for Six Word Saturday point you to one of my other blogs where I share my thoughts on this day in history as it applies to me and my family.


Family Matters Christmas Countdown: Read More
Are you enjoying a Christmas countdown?
Ha! That question is 6 words too!

November 24, 2012

View Through An Autumn Morning Windowpane

Tiny little snowflakes falling from sky;
Mother Nature imprints; nigh fall Goodbye!

"I don't mean to be alarmist, but these  things usually travel in groups." - New Yorker Cartoon


It has been awhile since I posted to the Six Word Saturday(6WS) blog hop, but the view this morning through my windowpane beckoned a bit of rhyme and a bit of fun so I gave you a 2-line-6-words-each-line description!
So, can you describe your life in six words?

November 23, 2012

Holiday Shop Online Link-Up

Those of us who are doing our best to avoid the hustle and bustle of the winter holiday season have found shopping online to be the best shopping idea around. And we all know Black Friday is the beginning of the shopping chaos!

Here at abitosunshine we like to support our fine feathered friends. Whether shopping online or selling online, you have our support and encouragement.

To that end, we have chosen Black Friday as the day to create a linky list for the holidays for buyers and sellers! From our Shop Online Link-Up, you can shop til you drop! This will be an ongoing linky list throughout the entire 2012 winter holiday shopping season, so...

  • SELLERS: Add your gift guides and shopping article links to the list!
  • SHOPPERS: Show your support for small business owners online and shop from the list!

Where do you do this, you ask? Get linked up for shopping online! Here is the link to the...


Will you be buying or selling or both this winter season?


November 17, 2012

Peachy Keen Giveaway Winner

Yes! We have a WINNER!

Chosen by, the winner of the Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway is:


You can congratulate OhMe in the official congratulations guestbook on My Mom's Peach Pie Recipe web page!

My appreciation to all who participated in this giveaway! Look for another giveaway for a new product by abitosunshine in December!

November 11, 2012

Sunday Morning Light

My son and grandson came for an overnight visit with me yesterday. We went out to dinner where I work at Roman's Pizza and Sub Shoppe. We laughed, we played, we loved ... What a wonderful time this Grandma had!

The most wonderful thing in the world—and yes, a precious moment which brought real tears to my eyes—was my son tucking his little one into bed for the night, folding hands and saying a bedtime prayer ending with "And God bless everybody!" followed by a shout of "Amen!" by my grandson. Yes, Grandma Ruthi cried tears of joy for both her little boys.

I am so proud of my son for the seeds of love he has sown. And I am ever so thankful to share in his harvest. Indeed, I awoke with happiness in my heart in this Sunday morning light.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Prayer) Art Print Poster
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
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November 10, 2012

CLOSED Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway

If you are serving up a fresh fruit pie, any kind of pie, for your holiday dinner or special occasion I am sure you have a favorite pie recipe to share. Maybe your best pie recipe is an old family favorite such as mine.

Naturally, when you are baking this pie for your guests, you will want to wear a special apron for the occasion. I've created an apron for you that will add that just peachy feeling to your homemade pie filling.

I created the apron in tribute to my mom's peach pie recipe and the story behind her peach pie filling. You'll get to read all about it as part of this giveaway.

How to Enter the...

Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway!

Just peachy easy entry! All you have to do to enter the Peachy Keen Kitchen Queen Apron Giveaway is to visit my article about my Mom's Peach Pie Recipe. Go to the Win A Peachy Keen Apron section and leave me a comment in the Giveaway section answering the two questions asked there! Then, you must return here to this post telling me what name you used for your comment on the giveaway questions AND an email address where you can be contacted should you be the Winner!

Giveaway ends November 17th, 2012 and winner of the apron will be chosen by random selection. Winner will be announced here on abitosunshine and on my article on Squidoo. Once the winner has been confirmed and contacted, the apron will be on its way to a peachy keen kitchen queen!

NOTE: I regret that this giveaway is open only to those with a shipping address in the USA.

Share Your Pie Recipe

Be sure to share your favorite pie story in the comment section here on this blog post. In fact, if you have written an article about your pie recipe, you are more than welcome to share the link to your published pie article in your comment.

For those of you who are also Squidoo lensmasters, on my Squidoo article for my mom's peach pie recipe you will find a place where you can Share A Perfect Pie Lens, so be sure to do so!

If you are not yet a member of the Squidoo community, now is a good to to join squidoo and you can create and publish a pie recipe article too!

October 31, 2012

Happy Hallowed Wings

Halloween has officially arrived!

Halloween is supposed to be a fall holiday but let me tell you--in my neck o' the woods it feels more like winter than autumn! We had our first snow yesterday!
I pity the children going trick-or-treating this week. And their parents and/or chaperones. It is cold out there!
If you are going out with the goblins and ghouls tonight I suggest you take a thermos of coffe, tea, or hot chocolate with you to warm the chill of your bones!
Happy Hallowed Wings from me to you!

September 30, 2012

Fall Turkey Tidbit

Quickly post your answer to the following Thanksgiving turkey question in the comment section below:

Which President of the United States of America first offered an official turkey pardon?

For the answer to this Turkey Tidbit, visit the article:

Fall Board Books for Baby

Old Uncle Sam with Turkey

September 20, 2012

Digging Up Bones for Halloween

Ghouls and ghosts and goblins are everywhere this time of year with all the Halloween festivities and displays. My favorites, especially for yard displays, are the skeletons and skulls and graveyard fare.

Though I have not been blogging much about Halloween, I have published a page all about Digging Up Bones. There is a great collection of skeletal remains to be found on the page, sure to be the delight of trick-or-treaters of any age.

Have you been blogging about Halloween? Have you dug up any bones you would like to share?

At the end of this blog post is a linky list for you to add your Halloween blog post links you want me to visit. And if you have been digging up any good bones I just might share them on my Digging Up Bones page, too!

August 26, 2012

National Dog Day Party Invitation

National Dog Day is August 26th and you and your canine pals are invited to a pooch party! So put on your party hat, grab a leash, and walk your dog owner right on over to the National Dog Day celebration! Be sure to leave your pawprints in the guestbook so we know who the party animals are who celebrated the day with us!

Party Pooch

August 12, 2012

Squid Playing Cards on Deck

I have been remiss in my online activity of late due to personal issues and medical issues. However, I assure you I am back on deck with my blogging and other creative endeavors. In fact, I created something fun today, hooRAYo!

Introducing the first of what will be a series of Deck of Playing Cards by abitosunshine...

Squid Playing Cards
Squid Playing Cards by abitosunshine
Browse more Playing Playing Cards

As a child I enjoyed the card game "War" and as an adult I enjoyed playing "Rummy". At present, I enjoy playing, rather swimming, with the Squids as Squidoo Lensmaster Ruthi in hopes of winning a Squidoo Purple Star.

So tell me ... What is your favorite card game to play?

July 7, 2012

Giveaway Linky Lists

Are you hosting a giveaway? Are you looking for giveaways to enter with the chance to win? I host two giveaway linky lists to which you can post a link to your giveaways so that others can find them.

abitosunshine GIVEAWAYS

Whatever your giveaway--
Add it to the linky list at abitosunshine!


Linky List at Ruthi Reads!

Both of my giveaway linky lists are updated weekly (if not more frequently). By requiring that all giveaway submissions include the end date of the event in the title, it is easy for me to keep the lists updated to show only current giveaways for readers to enter.

I advertise these linky lists on a regular basis via Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.

July 5, 2012

SuperLucky Button Invitation

I just won a 75 point Refer-A-Friend bonus on the SuperLucky Button!

This invitation yo the SuperPoints Network is good for 1 Friend. BOTH of us will receive 75 superpoints upon your sign up! You must verify your email and complete your profile to receive the 75 points:

For more information about the SuperPoints online earning opportunity:

July 4, 2012

Fireworks Going off on the 4th

Happy Independence Day to my countrymen and women in the USA!

Join me in singing July 4th songs for Independence Day!

Like fireworks, I am going off ... to work! Yes, I must work today. I volunteered to do so; I love my job!

Fourth of July Greeting - I'm Going Off on the Fourth No. 2


June 27, 2012

Junetastic Summer Social and Swag Bucks for Ducks

June is, well... Junetastic! And has made it so!

To refresh your memory, in Junetastic Earnings With Swagbucks I told you all about the Swagbucks referral registration code - JUNETASTIC - good through the month of June. Of course, in that article I also listed a dozen different ways you can earn swagbucks.

Next, we had a Dads vs Grads contest. Although I was on the Dads team and we did not win the big bucks, we did get extra swag bucks for team participation.

The week of Father's Day, Swagbucks released 5 Dad/Grad themed Collector's Bills that you could only win through Swagbucks Search, and if you got them all before June 18th, you got a bonus of 10 Swag Bucks. Yes, I got them all!

On June 20th we had a Swag Code Extravanga--an all day hunt for swag codes for a total of 60 swag bucks. I missed 2 of the codes as they were released while I was at work, dangit! But I did find the rest and won some extra swag bucks for the day.

Now, we are having a Swagbucks Summer Social! Swagbucks is making it even more rewarding to refer a friend, because this Thursday, June 28th is the Swagbucks Summer Social. This is a day where every referral you've gotten between 6/20 and the end of 6/28 will earn you matching Swag Bucks on practically everything they earn during the social. (There is a cap of 1000 Swag Bucks per referral.)

I know you do not want to miss out on the Summer Social and the opportunity to begin earning swagbucks to exchange for cash or gift rewards! So sign up for Swagbucks now and don't forget to use the registration code JUNETASTIC for your extra 70 swag bucks upon registration! Then start sharing with your friends right away for the chance for you and them to earn big time!

Oh! I nearly forgot to tell you about the duck that just earned me 10 Swag Bucks! My favorite way to earn swag bucks is using the Swagbucks toolbar as my search engine. I had just read about a children's book titled "It's Useful To Have A Duck" so I, of course, went in search of the book--with my Swagbucks search tool. I did a screen capture to show you what happened when I did so:

Now, if you click on the photo above you will see how I did my search and earn and how I was informed that I had just won 10 Swag Bucks for searching for ducks!

Also, if you look closely at the tabs I have open you will also see "Food Network Star 8 Episode 7". Before I began my search for ducks I had been watching Swagbucks SBTV videos and earning swag bucks too!

So what are YOU waiting for?
Join the Junetastic Earnings with Swagbucks!


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June 11, 2012

Dads and Grads need You!

Yes, dads and grads need YOU! Dads and Grads, that is--in the Dads Vs Grads Team Challenge. And I am on the Dads team and we are currently behind in swag bucks points for the challenge! YOU can help!

Swagbucks is having an early summer smackdown as two generations collide to see who can earn the most from Swagbucks: Dads or Grads? Join now and start earning, because everything you make from the Search, Daily Polls, NOSO, the Toolbar, Tasks, SBTV, Surveys, Special Offers, and Daily deals will earn points for your team from June 7th-June 13th. Winning team members whom contribute at least one point to the team goal will receive 25 bonus Swag Bucks! Runner-up team members whom contribute at least one point to the team goal will receive 10 bonus Swag Bucks! The top point-earner from each team will be crowned the Valedictorian or Top Pop and earn themselves a cool 500 Swag Buck bonus!

Read all about the contest:

Read all about the earning possibilities with Swagbucks on my JUNETASTIC post.

Sign up for Swagbucks now and join the Dads vs Grads challenge as well as begin earning cash and prizes via the Swagbucks reward program.

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June 4, 2012

Junetastic Earnings With Swagbucks

The month of June promises great things for members of the community. I am here to tell you how you can earn cash and prizes through the Swagbucks rewards program.

Yes, you can do it! Swagbucks is JUNETASTIC!

IF YOU are not yet a member of Swagbucks, you can sign up now with my referral link:

BE SURE when signing up to enter this registration code - JUNETASTIC - it is worth an additional 70 Swag Bucks when entered during registration now through June 30th.

HOW TO EARN DAILY through Swagbucks?
  1. SEARCH and EARN by downloading and using the Swagbucks TOOLBAR for all of your internet searches.
  2. SWAG BUCKS are awarded for participating in the daily POLL.
  3. EARN for viewing the daily NOSOs (No Obligation Special Offers).
  4. EARN by visiting Special Offers and viewing AD REWARDS videos daily.
  5. SWAG BUCKS are awarded for watching SBTV videos.
  6. EARN by taking SURVEYS.
  7. SWAG BUCKS are awarded for completing SPECIAL OFFERS.
  8. TRADE IN your old books and games.
  9. EARN by completing TASKS.
  10. WIN or lose you can earn by playing GAMES.
  11. PRINT and earn 10 swag bucks for shopping with Swagbucks COUPONS.
  12. INVITE and earn up to 1000 swag bucks for each friend referral.

So what are YOU waiting for?
Join the Junetastic Earnings with Swagbucks!


Search & Win


May 30, 2012

Buckets of Fun

For buckets of fun let us all sing together now...

I have buckets of fun in store for you!
Join me in the silly celebration of this wacky May holiday...

Hole In My Bucket Day!

Image is ©Ruth Cox

Share your silly suggestions for how to celebrate there's a Hole In My Bucket Day in May in the comment section, please and thank you!

May 25, 2012

Fly By and Say Hello

Hello from Ruthi aka abitosunshine! It is so nice of you to fly by to say Hi! Leave a comment to let me know where you are from and how in the world you say "hello."

I say "Hi" or "Hello" and I am from Ohio, also known as the Buckeye state, located in the US of A.

How the World Says Hello

Old friends, it is nice to see you! New friends, it is nice to meet you! I hope you leave your blog link so I can reciprocate the visit.

May 13, 2012

Celebrate Moms

Mother, Tulip in Yellow
What is the best part of being a mother?
Why, it's that special connection of one with another.

Celebrate Moms!

And have a
Happy Mother's Day!

Mother, Tulip in Yellow
Albert Koetsier
6 in. x 18 in.
Buy This at

For more thoughts on Mother's Day, visit: The Nature of Mothers Day to Share, published yesterday on my Poetic Creations by abitosunshine blog.

May 11, 2012

Mega Swagbucks Day Fun

Have you seen my latest Swagbucks Twitter tweet?

Join Swagbucks and you can join the Mega Swag Bucks Day fun while you search and earn too!

May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week in the USA

Today marks the beginning of a week long celebration of teachers. Here in the USA, this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teaching is a Work of Heart
In honor of Teachers, traditional and homeschool, I share a few learning links with you:

April 27, 2012

April 27th is National Babe Ruth Day

On this day in 1947, in Yankee Stadium, New York, more than 58,000 fans gathered together to honor one of the greatest players of baseball history—Babe Ruth—The Great Bambino. On this day, April 27th, we pay tribute to the man in celebration of Babe Ruth Day.

Simply step up to the plate and you will hit a home run!

April 3, 2012

We Love Our Pets

We love our pets and we love that the American Red Cross loves pets too! According to the American Red Cross, April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

While pondering what special thing I might do to show my love for my pets during the month of April, I also thought of my friend Renda who is one of many Heroes for the American Red Cross.

As an ARC Hero, Renda committed to personally raise $1,000 for the Red Cross in 121 days! You can monitor her success by friending Renda on Facebook.

FYI: as of this posting Renda has raised $611.00 towards her goal!
(With 87 days to go!)

Donate $5 in your pet's name!
Together we can make a difference!
Donate Now

My canine pals - Tidbit, Scratch, and NewBe - just made a $5 donation to the cause, bringing Renda's goal to $616.00.

HINT: When filling out the donation form for "Name" for "First" I typed Tidbit, for "Middle" I typed Scratch, and for "Last" I typed in NewBe. That's how I got their names on Renda's List of Heroes.

Will you make a donation to the cause? Let me know your pet's name when you do!

BoWoW of Thanks to you!

April 1, 2012

Eleventh Commandment for the Children

National Child Abuse Prevention Month begins today (in the USA). Throughout the month of April we can all take action that will further child abuse awareness ... for the children.

Collin Raye sings it best in this music video...

Honor thy Children

If you are blogging for the children during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, please share your blog post link in the comment section for this blog post.

Along with blogging for the children, I will be sharing many abuse awareness resource and informational links on my Arise Against Abuse page on Facebook. Feel free to like the page and share your links for child abuse prevention. (Keep in mind, I do reserve the right to delete any links I deem unworthy of being shared on my page.)

Take action now ... for the children.

You may also visit Arise Against Abuse on Squidoo for further reading of my poetry and prose on the topic of abuse.

March 20, 2012

Madness of March Swagness

March Madness is nothing near the excitement of March Swagness! (OOPs! I suppose those who shoot hoops might disagree with me.)

So, what is March Swagness?
March Swagness is hosted exclusively by So, the first thing you need to do is be sure you have become a member of the Swagbucks rewards program. Next, just do what you always do to earn prizes. The madness, or the Swagness, is in the bonus swag bucks to be earned!

Offical dribble from the Swagbucks Team:
March Swagness has come to Swagbucks - it's all about you earning bonus Swag Bucks while doing all of the things you’re already doing on Swagbucks. Every day they’ll give you an earning goal, which you’ll find on their homepage. As you earn Swag Bucks throughout the day, that meter will fill up and when it’s full, you’ll have earned your bonus for the day. The bonus will always be 10% of that day’s goal.

Be sure to check in everyday, as the earning goal for any given day could be higher or lower than the day before. Your total bonus amount will continue to accumulate each day, and your bonus amount will be applied by April 5th – this special promotion runs from March 20th through April 2nd. If you hit the earning goal every single day of March Swagness, your bonus amount will be doubled!

EVERYTHING you earn on Swagbucks counts towards March Swagness – including (but not limited to) Search, Surveys, Tasks, Swag Codes, Special Offers, Referral Bucks, Winning TTPTP, Hashtag and Comment hookups – if you earn it from us, it counts towards the day it was earned!

Get your March Swagness starting today, when the goal is 50 Swag Bucks.

March 12, 2012

Come Together

Yes, right now, Copyblogger and Son come together to bring you this spam-free content commercial.
  • I wanted to write this article fast so as not to disappoint my readers.
  • Another perfect moment of Mother and Son love was shared when son telephoned mom yesterday evening.
  • Come Together seemed the appropriate video title tie-in for momma's heart and blogger art to share with you.

Don't Spam Your Mom
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January 1, 2012

Old and New Year

Wishing each of you a happy new year filled with nuttin' but sunshine! I hold to the memories of 2011 as I reach for the future to be cast in 2012.

And for your listening pleasure, a treasure...