Archives for May 2008

The Rookie Mom’s Handbook ~ A handbook must have!

I can not tell you the last time that I giggled out loud while reading a book, got looks from people surrounding me, and not a care in the world at what they were thinking. I not only read “The Rookie Mom’s Handbook ” that is published by QuirkBooks, I was not able to put […]

Peacelovemom… A celebration of motherhood

Saturday, May 31, 2008 Kambry loves her Lucky Crown Baby One Peacey! As you can see, she was pretty proud and not to mention adorable sprouting her new onesie. Kambry’s life 24-7, she eats, she sleeps, she smiles, she coos, and Kambry (well you know). But best of all Kambry ia loved by her mommy. […]

Self Adhesive Gift Wrap

We had an amazing opportunity to review Hallmark’s all new Self Adhesive Gift Wrap. What an amazing, not to mention smart, concept! I used the Photo Collage paper to wrap my mother’s Mother’s Day gift and when she saw the paper, she was shocked to find out that it was self adhesive and it was […]

Winner of the Mabel’s Labels!

Friday, May 30, 2008 Congratulations to Angela! She is the winner of the Mabel’s Labels! I have contacted her and she is thrilled to use her Mabel’s Labels! Congratulations again! angelaandconnor at said…We’d love to have the ocean pack!May 26, 2008 4:37 PM Tweet

My Little Bullrider!

We had a great time in Texas! The weather was s so much different than at home (Iowa), but the kids were awesome and Tucker had a great time! We went to the arena Saturday and he was in a 2-4 year old range pageant where he won a trophy. He went to bed with […]

Customize your food and beverages!

Thursday, May 29, 2008 What sells? Pictures sell, right? If something is packaged with the perfect label, that seems to turn you eye, doesn’t it? It does mine! Label World can help your company create the personalized look and feel for your company, no matter what you may sell! Let your labels help you and […]

Techy things are getting on my nerves

Thursday, May 29, 2008 OK Seriously… What gives? I had an external hard drive crash recently, then last night, my flash drive bit the dust. I will be calling the store where I got it from to tell them what I think. UUGGHH!! I am a techy person, but this really is making me tiffed! […]

Get yourself debt free!

Thursday, May 29, 2008With our upcoming move and my being able to stay home with the kids, we are looking at our budgets and combining them to reflect our income that we will estimate in August, and on. Being on a budget is huge for our family. We stick to it and we shouldn’t have […]

Busy Busy Bee!

Thursday, May 29, 2008 We are back and trying to get back in the routine of things. The winner for the Mabel’s Label’s will be chosen today and posted this evening. We have so many new things to come with reviews, posts and even in our life! We will be moving. I am so excited […]

Surefire New Flashlights for your Police Gear

Thursday, May 29, 2008 If you are a police officer, you know that all of your gear needs to be working and up to date. LA Police Gear not only offers holsters and under armour, they also offer Surefire new flashlights. LA Police Gear carries a mass amount of everything in stock, so you do […]

Finally Home!

Oh, holy moly! If I see another airplane, it will be far too soon! We were supposed to be home yesterday (Tuesday), but after waiting for 4 hours in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport with two grumpy and tired kids, we were informed that our flights were now delayed, then cancelled. Yay. How fun. Thank God […]

Mabel’s Labels

Wednesday, May 27, 2008 With my kids being in daycare while I am working, things tend to get lost or swapped between the kids. What is a better way to keep track of those items than to label them? Mabel’s Labels have been a lifesaver for our family! We are now able to label things […]

Happy Birthday to Lipsticks to Crayons!

I love LOVE birthdays! Love them! Did I mention that I love birthdays? Well, not my own, of course. LOL! We just had a birthday for Tucker when we were in Texas this past week and it made me think about his first birthday…. involving first steps, Baby Einstein birthday cake and black eyes. What? […]

All good things must come to an end

We are heading back to Iowa tomorrow from our fun Texas trip. Yesterday, we had a small Spiderman birthday party for Tucker. Today, we are going to play outside in the water all day! Many new things, reviews, posts, contestsand more coming up this week! Happy Memorial Day! Tweet

Remembering your loved ones

With the holiday of Memorial Day already here, it makes me think about those loved ones that are no longer with me. Mom and I are planning to visit my grandmother’s graveside tomorrow and take her some flowers. I have always wished that I could have flowers taken or delivered to her grave when I […]

Exciting things to come!

Saturday, May 24, 2008 Once we get home from our trip, next week, I have some exciting reviews to post about and some exciting giveaways to come! I will be home on Tuesday and the new events will be posted after Wednesday! Stay tuned! I am excited about them! Tweet

Protect your identity

Saturday, May 24, 2008Just being careful isn’t enough to prevent or detect identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the U.S. with over 9 million victims each year. I have been very careful about what we throw away and what we shred in our house. You can never be too safe when it comes to […]

Airline travels with small kids

Saturday, May 24, 2008 I do have to say that airline travel with two kids wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. My only suggestion is to bring a double stroller and NO carry on. Ugh. Big mistake on my part! Tweet

One Stop Shop

Saturday, May 24, 2008 Not only does VistaPrint offers the best printing at the best prices in town, you can also host your website with them! The websites start as low as $4.99 a month after your FREE Trial. How many places allow you to try them out before you decide on t hem? None, […]

Holy weather difference!

Holy moly! I am used to 50 degrees in Iowa and now that we are visiting in Texas, its 100+ degrees. Holy yadda yadda! Its been nice being in the pool and having fun. I could easily do without the wind. Ugh! Tweet

A Whole New World

Friday, May 23, 2008I was just thinking the other day that this summer will be my two year anniversary for my getting LASIK. What a GREAT decision that was!! I hassled with contacts and glasses since I was in the 1st grade. I had enough of it after the birth of my son in 2005. […]

Memorial Weekend!

Friday, May 23, 2008 The kids and I have a full and fun day scheduled for tomorrow. I am excited and ready! I will have lots of pics to share after the events! Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Weekend! Tweet

Be safe this holiday!

Friday, May 23, 3008 With Memorial Weekend here, and the weather as nice as it is, there will be plenty of people out on the rivers and lakes this weekend partying and having a good time. Please be safe and do not drink and drive, or drink and operate your boats. If you have a […]

P.B. Loco ~ The best snack time! ~~ WINNER!!

Friday, May 23, 3008 A huge congratulations to the following entry that won the P.B. Loco Peanut Butter from this post! Amberleigh was entry number 143. Congratulations Amberleigh! Amberleigh has until Monday to claim her prize. If not claimed, another winner will be drawn. OH me PLEASE!!! I would love to try the Raspberry White […]

Clean Rest for a peaceful rest!

Friday, May 23, 2008 I am reminded on a daily basis about my asthma, the hubby’s allergies and the kids’ sniffles, we decided to change our bedding and pillows. New bedding can prevent those problems that you have while you sleep. We switched all of our bedding and pillow coverings with CleanRest mattress encasement. The […]

Oh Brother!

Oh my! I now have a new weakness! Brothers-All-Natural Potato Crisps. Can you say YUM?! I have been on a mega ‘post baby weight loss mission’ and Brothers-All-Natural has made my cravings turn in to reality. When I crave potato chips, these are the perfect snack! Only 35 calories and ZERO fat per package. How […]

Wacky Travelling Wednesday!

The kids and I are off to fly the friendly skys today. I am excited! I am freaking out about flying alone with two kids (LOL!) but I think it will be just fine. I have plenty of snacks for Tucker, my sling for Kambry. We will be departing at 6:10am and arriving Texas at […]

P.B. Loco ~ The best snack time! ~~ CONTEST!

Contest runs Tuesday, May 13, 2008 – Tuesday, May 20, 2008! My family had the pleasure of trying two flavors of premium peanut butter. The ever so yummy PB Loco Raspberry White Chocolate and the mouth watering Dark Chocolate Duo. My 2 year old is in snack heaven right now! There are also two new […]

Beautiful Options

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In the sky!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 The iPod has movies downloaded. Bags are packed. We are ready to go! Just think… in 12 hours, we will be in Chicago and about to get ont he plane to Texas. WooHoo! I am ready to see everyone! I will have my laptop with me and will be checking in. […]

Mail some cuteness!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 I am always sending out pictures of the kids via email and mail as well. There doesn’t have to be a special holiday for me to send out custom photo cards. I have fun making them and a ton of fun sending them out. I love to hear the family’s reaction […]

Renting movies to go!

I had no idea I could rent movies for my iPod! I am in heaven now because I have been asking around to see if anyone has a portable DVD player that we can borrow. WOOT! We are renting a few movies so Tucker can watch on my iPod when we travel on Wednesday! One […]

Web Host Ingrating

Monday, May 19, 2008When I was searching around for a hosting domain service company, I was so baffled at all of the comparisons, what their customer service was like, would I be happy with them and price. You could get a website and a web hosting service that allows you to control your domain via […]

Free Subscription!

Monday, May 19, 2008 Click here for a free subscription to Metropolotin Home! I LOVE this magazine! Enjoy! Tweet

The Stark Museum of Art

Monday, May 19, 2008 The kids and I are making a trip to Texas on Wednesday. Not only are we excited, we are excited! Tucker has been talking about ‘flying on ‘dat airplane!” I wish we were going to be closer to the Houston so that we can venture out to Orange, Texas. There are […]

No My Not!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 “No my not!” “Yes my are!” These are the two phrases that my 2 year old says all the time. Gotta love the things that toddlers say! Tweet

‘Snot your average wipe!

Monday, May 19, 2008 Tucker runs faster than ink can spread when I need to wipe his nose. He gets so irritated with me when I chase after him to catch those boogies. Every now and then I would use a regular baby wipe to blow my own nose. No wonder the kid runs! Wipes […]

FREE TV Guide Subscription!

I thought I would pass this on to my readers! FREE subscription to TV Guide. Enjoy! Tweet

San Francisco Trusted Tours

Sunday, May 18, 2008 I have been to Las Vegas a few times and I live pretty close to Chicago. There are SO many things to do in Las Vegas and in Chicago. Both are a lot of fun to visit. I would love to get some plans in the workings to travel outside of […]

Wine Charms – Fun Wine Gifts!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 I posted in this post about a beautiful wine glass that my friend, Mel, gave me last weekend when I was in Florida. I love to collect wine glasses and accessories. offers a variety of wine games, puzzles, clothing, and wine accessories. I love Wine Charms! I think they are […]

Giggly Grins

Sunday, May 18, 2008 Kam has to be teething. Man, she has been a growly bear today! She was sitting in the floor today and we were playing and she looked up at me and … well… See for yourself. ::giggle:: I love my peanut! Tweet

LiveView GPS Tracking

Sunday, May 18, 2008 These days, you can track pretty much anything from cars, mobile phones, track your personal property and you can even track people! Parents now can use a GPS Tracking device to monitor their teen drivers. Now, you can let your teenagers borrow the car without all the wonder of where they […]

The Story Of Us

Sunday, May 18, 2008I saw this over at Amanda’s Blog and I was tagged to play along. What a neat post idea! How did you meet: DH is from Iowa. I am from Texas. He moved to Texas for a job and we met through a Christian friends network. Who eats more: He eats more. […]

Beautiful Belisi!

Sunday, May 18, 2008The hubby and I will be all spiffed up for date night with the Wall Street Tie for the hubby and a matching White Tiger Long Silk Scarf for me. I went out and bought a pretty black and white dress to match my scarf. I will post date night pictures (when […]

Vegetable Dyed Toys

Sunday, May 18, 2008 GreenPartyGoods knows that parents and other celebrators, given the convenience of shopping for eco friendly products that are stylish and sensible, will embrace this option. All of GreenPartyGoods’ products meet at least one of these criteria: recycled, re-usable, biodegradable, sustainable, or organic. Tucker loves his Vegetable Dyed Cup and Ball! With […]

Beautiful Wedding Gift from the Groom

I am in the middle of editing the hundreds of wedding pictures that I took for a friend when I flew to Florida last weekend. I have several that are my fave’s, but this one was one of my favorite’s. Mel was getting ready when someone handed her a gift from the groom. It was […]