Archives for October 2008

Day 4: Where is SuperNanny?

I do have to say that last night was AWESOME! Tucker woke up once; it was around 1:30am. I was in a deep sleep…. Something about blogging. No.. really, it was. LOL! Anyhoo – he woke up, came to our bed and said he needed a hug. Ok. I can handle this! I hugged and […]

Happy Spookyween!

I hope you all had a great Halloween. It is 8:30PM and we are home with the kids from trick or treating and from the church Fall Festival. We are pooped! Thank you to One Step Ahead for the adorable costumes! They were perfect! I was wonderfing about the heat within the costumes, but the […]

Tankless water heater

When we first turned on our water and checked out our hot water heater, we weren’t sure if it would even work; because our house is so old. Thankfully it does work. Have you ever seen a tankless water heater? They are pretty cool, if I may say so myself! If we do some more […]

Discount Furniture

When we moved in to our home this summer, we were looking around everywhere for discount furniture. I tell ya what… it is so hard to come across a good place that is reliable and still has good quality! We ended up getting a sectional couch from my mother in law… thank goodness because that […]

Healthier lashes with neuLash

I have no idea why I do this, but when I am really tired, I tend to pull at my eyelashes so they are pretty thin. I do not wear much makeup; just base and mascara so I have been looking for something that will help plump up my eyelashes and I have found it! […]

CARS Mini Adventures Two-Pack Assortment

Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning. Cars. Cars. Cars everywhere! Tucker watches Cars on a regular […]

DC Super Friends Basic Figure

Action guys. Superheroes. What more can a boy ask for? Pretend play is so much fun and helps builds the imagination of our young ones. With Aquaman, not only does he provide for hours of fun, he also shoots water! We are looking forward to getting the rest of Aquaman’s pals and continuing the play […]

Birthday Celebration Giveaway Winner!

Whew! The cut off time almost passed and I got a reply from the winner of the Birthday Celebration Giveaway! Congratulations to Barb F. She was the winner of the $50.00 Visa Debit Card! Your card will be mailed out Monday. Congratulations and be on the look out for some more fabulous gift cards, just […]

Feel Good. Get Trim & be fit with Tight Curves

I will be the first to admit that I have been, and still am, a health and nutrition nut. I lost over 60 pounds, after the birth of my daughter in October. I want to look and feel my best. I found a Multi-Purpose protein powder that I can not only use for a drink, […]

Birthday Pictures

I dont think I ever shared Kambry’s First Birthday Pictures. Here they are! Photo and video editing at Tweet

Day 3: TONS better!

Oh my goodness! This has been a hard three days! Tucker has been acting up and being mean, cruel and beyond what a three year old needs to be acting. I have been doing some serious SuperNanny methods on him and I am proud to say that on day 3, he only had ONE time […]

‘Eleven’ Announces Website Re-Launch & Online Sales!

I love Eleven shoes. They are so comfy for Tucker, they are great looking shoes and they are very durable! With his tiny fingers and dressing himself, he can easily get his own shoes on and he brags about it every time we get dressed. Well, ‘Eleven’ Announces Website Re-Launch & Online Sales! FALL 2008 […]

The Christmas Toy DVD

Jim Hensen used to bring huge smiles to my face and laughter to my heart with his movies and characters when I was a kid. He still does bring those smiles, but not just to me, but to my family and to your family as well. The Jim Henson Company Presents The Christmas Toy. This […]

Holiday Attire with Lee Trousers

With the holidays approaching, we are all thinking about what to give that special someone, right? What about thinking about what you are going to wear to these family events? It is time to stop and pamper yourself and think about your attire for all those holiday parties and get togethers. I don’t know about […]

Lifetime Memories with SmileBooks Photo Books

I am so excited to be able to create a lifetime memory in a book that my family and children can treasure always with! I received a sample book showing the gorgeous and CRISP quality of their pages and I am very impressed and excited to create my own SmileBooks photo book! SmileBooks allow […]

Holiday Treats with

Gift giving is so much fun and is even better when you are buying something that is going for a good cause AND that tastes yummy! Treats are the best gifts ever! Give popcorn this year and help the Boy Scouts. I tried the Caramel Crunch and I cannot tell you how yummy and fresh […]

Keurig Single Cup Platinum Brewing System

Hubby loves flavored coffee and more now than ever! Normally, you would make an entire pot of coffee, right? Well, now we can make just a cup. I love tea and especially with the season already turning cold on us, I will cozy up with my blanket, a good movie (or my laptop. LOL!) and […]


Every night, we read stories to the kids. Tucker loves to read us a story as well. What a surprise it was to him when he opened his SharedBook “How the Zebra Got Its Stripes” to see a picture of Tucker and Kambry, along with a note saying “Just like people, no two zebras are […]

Naps are for who? (Day 2)

Naps are for everyone. That’s who naps are for! We are on day two of ‘no naps’ for Tucker in our home. I thought that having no naps and a regular bed time would really make for bed time to be tons better for us all. I was a bit wrong. I am only on […]

Fun & Laughs with Scene It? Seinfeld Edition

“Now you listen to me: I want details and I want them right now. I don’t have job , I have no place to go… you’re not in the mood: well you get in the mood” – George Costanza “George is getting upset” – George Costanza “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” – Jerry […]

Family Fun with Pictionary Man

Game night is a MUST have in any family! With hubby’s busy schedule, we are always looking for things to help keep our family ‘in tune’ and together. When we played the new Pictionary Man™ Game, we laughed so hard and even though Tucker wasn’t able to play along, we made it like he was […]

Custom Calendars

Holiday are all about creating and saving those memories, aren’t they? They are in my house! With VistaPrint’s awesome Custom Calendars. I am going through my pictures right now (yes, as we speak. LOL!) to see what images I want to use for my calendars. I need one for our house, hubby needs one for […]

Protect your identity with Fellowes

I have posted a few times about how much I value my identity and my family’s future. Well, I cannot tell you how much I FEEL that security now, more so than ever! As a stay at home mother that works at home, pays the bills and keeps things filed, I can truly appreciate the […]

Fun Leaning with VTech’s Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train

As a parent, I would rather get those toys at Christmas time that have use to them and that will be played with, but the most important thing to me is it’s ability to help my kids learn and its durability. there are some gifts that are given to my kids that I dread seeing […]

Wordless Wednesday

I think my kids have the bluest eyes. Weird because mommy has the darkest brown that I have seen. Looks like Kambry will have brown hair and Tucker will have blonde. Pardon the cracker on her chin.. She loves Cheezits. LOL Tweet

Bird Houses

Since we have moved in to our new (old) home this summer, and with the awesome deck that we have on our home, I absolutely love watching all the birds fly around. Tucker runs out and chases them, but hopefully the birds will want to stick around for more than just a season. LOL! We […]

Day 1: No naps

I am on day ONE of no naps for mister manic Tucker boy. He fell asleep in the playroom at 6:01PM. Today was very challenging, but rewarding at 6:01! LOL! He has been acting out and I thought I would take away afternoon naps with the hopes that he wouldn’t fight at bedtime and want […]

Pingu’s South Pole Adventures

I had never heard of Pingu until last holiday season. I think Pingu is the cutest thing and perfect for any holiday movie night!PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONJoin the ultimate party penguin, Pingu, in Pingu’s South Pole Adventures, a cool new collection of eight snowy and hilarious adventures sliding onto DVD November 11, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT […]

There’s no business like snow business!

What do you love about the holidays? I love being with family and of course all the presents and yummy goodies, but I also LOVE cuddling up with a cozy blanket and watching holiday flicks! I am so excited this year because we have a fun collection of holiday movies to watch including these two […]

Come Learn About Cons-TRUCK-tion!

Tucker LOVES trucks. He is even more fascinated by watching movies about trucks, Big Rigs and Fire Trucks and how they are made. We watch the Discovery Channel quite a bit and he is so in tuned with the shows on how things are made. He will run down the hallway singing the theme song. […]

TinkerBell fun and games!

TinkerBell has been released! We love this movie and I am so excited to be a part of its’ release! Girls AND boys love this movie and I do too. What fairy are you? I took the quiz and it tells me that I am most like Rosetta, a Garden Fairy. “You are a gardener […]

Baby Bella

Baby Bella is here!Online gaming and the virtual world for kids is booming! The world of Bella Sara is growing! The Baby Bella expansion introduces the horse families of North of North, including new card types to collect. – home to the beautiful horses pictured on Bella Sara trading cards. Bella Sara has captured the […]

Hallmark Political Birthday Cards

With election time so near, I thought this post and giveaway was well suited! Who doesn’t love a good birthday card? I love them! I have some that I want to give to YOU! No sound, bobble head cards:Bush: (4) Birthday (no sound, bobble head)Obama: (4) Birthday (no sound, bobble head) Birthday Sound cards:Bill Clinton […]

Rock and Rattle Winner

Congratulations to Jes B. She won the Rock and Rattle tee. The post was located here: on the look out for some fun reviews and amazing giveaways to come! Tweet

Care Bears™ Pink Power Bear!

When I was a kid, I loved my Care Bears! I cannot tell you how many I had, but I remember that I had a few and I had just about every sticker, book, and movie that came out as well. Well, today, the fad of Care Bears has come back. Children all over are […]

Gift with a smile with Hallmark

Not only am I excited about the holidays, I am EXCITED! With the new technology these days, I don’t know why anything amazes me, but Hallmark puts a major smile on my face, warmth in my heart and giggle in my thoughts. With Hallmark’s new No Peeking gift bags, Bag with Lights and simply amazing […]

Click To Empower: Click today!

We are ALMOST there! For every click received $1 will be donated by The Allstate Foundation to the Education and Job Training Assistance Fund with a total donation up to $300,000. As a victim AND SURVIVOR of domestic violence, I applaud Allstate for helping with this fund. No I am not proud to be a […]

Lands’ End LunchBox Winner!

Congratulations to Kari! She was the winner of the Lands’ End LunchBox contest! was emailed and has replied! congratulations Kari! Tweet

Keep warm with Lands’ End

I had a wonderful opportunity to review the Women’s Regular Windfall Snow Sport Jacket. This Texas raised girl is NOT used to this wacky and cold Iowa weather, so this Sport Jacket is PERFECT for our (now) cooler weather. Features include: Polarthin™ insulation in jacket for warmest protection without bulk Fleece-lined, zippered outer pockets Multiple […]

Thomas’s Great Race Game & Giveaway!

We love games and we play games as often as we possibly can. When we have ‘family game night’, we like to have games that are not only fun, but that are educational as well. With Thomas’ Great Race Game, Tucker is able to learn about numbers, color matching, counting and he learns a great […]

Matchbox Power Scouts Adventure System

Let your big imaginations run wild with this small vehicle! Tucker loves cars, trucks, driving everywhere in the house and outside. With the Matchbox Power Scouts Adventure System Badlander’s easy ability to tap on and off and with its’ working winch, he is able to put his imagination in overdrive! The Badlander is motorized and […]

Stay warm with Dearfoams Slippers

With the changing weather and cooler air, already, I want to keep warm, be comfortable and to still feel cute. With Dearfoams huge selection of stylish and cozy slippers, my toes stay nice and cozy. The Black SF320 is a cute argyle ballerina that has a pearl bow detail, a fashionable and cozy slipper for […]

Tinker Bell An All-New Movie

Fairies. Fairy tales. Magical moments. What more can we ask for in our home? We have ‘quiet time’ every evening and when Tucker was able to watch the new Tinker Bell movie, his eyes were in awe! He loves the magic and the fun that TinkerBell brings! This is a fun film for anyone of […]


I have been, and still am, a germaphobe. Having young kids and especially with hubby’s profession, I am even more keen to the idea of infections and keeping everyone clean and safe. Up until recently, I have never heard of MSRA; a very serious and life-threatening infection. What is MRSA? MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is […]

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software

I am still so impressed that there are software abilities out there that will allow you to Type at $150 Words Per Minute for $99! Great price for a great software! There are so many times that I am not able to sit down and type, but with a baby on my hip, I am […]

Gynecologic Endoscopy

Women undergo surgeries throughout their lives that we some times cannot take a handle on. Before you have surgery, you really do need to research other options because there are now less invasive approaches are now available for many gynecologic procedures that once required major surgery.After my son was born in 2005, I had to […]