Archives for December 2008

New Year to a New Me!

With Christmas behind us and the New Year peeking around the corner, I have been thinking about health, weight management, weight control and a fresh start to a whole new year. I think that most of you out there can relate. I did pretty well this Christmas with my eating. I only had one serving […]

Winners have been emailed!

I just sent out tons of winning emails! Check your email and as soon as the winners reply, I will post them here!Glow Mama + Giveaway! ((REPLIED))Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce ((1 has replied))Clean up the Classroom with Clorox ((all 3 have replied))I am a SmartShopper! Are you? ((REPLIED))Where is the Holiday Spirit?The Cheetah Girls: […]

Sleep in Comfort

I came across a fabulous sale that started on Friday, December 26th that I had to pass on to you! If you really like the feel of a memory foam mattress, Select Comfort has a great sale for you that started on December 26. For the first time ever, the Sleep Number™ Memory Foam bed […]

Claymation Studio 2.0

I have been playing around with Claymation Studio 2.0 and have had a lot of fun with it. What is it? It allows you to capture images using your digital camera, webcam or DV camcorder and add background images, audio and music to create your own stop-motion movies. You can create a storyboard movie and […]

My TJ Maxx Experience

On Sunday, December 21, 2008, I posted about my fabulous Marshalls Experience. Well, the same day, we ventured over to TJ Maxx, which just so happened to be just down the street. I cannot tell you how surprised I was when I walked in to TJ Maxx. I have never been to one. I have […]

Prescribe the Nation & win some fabulous prizes!

On December 11, 2008, I posted that My Prescription is Clinical Therapy lotion from Vaseline and I can tell you that since I have been using it, my skin is not itchy anymore. With our harsh Iowa cold weather, that was just the prescription that I needed. I wanted to invite you to visit […]

Bob the Builder & Barney on DVD 1/6/09!

My son lives, breathes, eats, sleeps Bob the Builder! We have DVD’s, books, the plush guy and Tucker still cannot seem to get enough of Bob the Builder! We are mega fans of the new movie that is about to be released. Great fun and entertainment!Bob the Builder: Race to the FinishRelease Date: January 6, […]

PlanetJill Personalized Keychain

On December 12, 2008, I posted about the gorgeous Planetjill Photo Jewelry and Gifts. I am so excited to do another review for PlanetJill! I decided to get the circle keychain from PlanetJill and when I received the elegant packaging, my jaw dropped. I am madly in love with it! I have seen photo key […]

My M&M’s Experience

Chocolate? M&M’s? Personalized for fun? What more can we ask for? Seriously?! When we were planning our wedding in 2003, I had thought about ‘what can we put on the tables for gift savers?’ We never once thought about personalized chocolates/M&M’s. Oh, how fun would it be to turn back the time to 2003 so […]

Skin MD Natural Lotion + Giveaway!

I had a wonderful opportunity to review some Skin MD Shielding Lotion. Funny because I was just telling hubby the other day how much my hands hurt from this cold wind that we have been having here in Iowa. I have tried a few lotions that we had in our bathroom cabinet, but nothing was […]

My Fruit Roll-Ups

I cannot tell you how many fruit roll-ups we go through in a given week. I think Fruit Roll-Ups should have their own aisle at the store. No… really! Did you know that you can now customize your Fruit Roll-Ups? Not only is is personal, but it is so much fun to create and see […]

Milano missed me!

We had a great Christmas, but it is nice to be home and man… Milano missed me! I am working on posts, reviews, contests and winners this week, but I thought I would give you something to smile about on this Monday evening. 🙂 Tweet

Winners to be contacted & Prizes to be sent

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope that you all had a very blessed Christmas!Now that we are back home, I have winners to contact, companies to send winner’s information and prizes to send! I will be getting those prizes that I have in my hands, sent off tomorrow (Monday). Hubby is lucky enough to have off […]

Persimmon trees

Have you ever heard of Persimmon trees? I had not, until I read about them online. Persimmon trees are very popular and produce huge quantities of fruit once mature. They self-pollinate and seeds are small, easy to chew and will not germinate. I would love to have one of these trees! There are several that […]

Holiday Travels

I LOVE being around family and friends for Christmas and the holidays, however, I am so ready to get home and sleep in my own bed. I miss our kitty, Milano, as well. She is at home and I am sure she misses us too! We are waiting on some more family to come over […]

Relax & have fun with Zenses

Who likes relaxation? Who loves games with relaxation? I don’t know about you, but I know I sure love and have come to appreciate the joy of silence and relaxation. Now you can experience all of that, in the comfort of your own home with the Nintendo DS Zenses games. Pure joy. That is my […]

Christmas Travel

We are up and about to load the van to head 5 hours to Grandma & Papa’s house. I will have my laptop with me, as well as checking in from my phone. I have some more winners to contact and will be doing that through the day. I have some fun review posts to […]

Winners have been emailed!

Winners were just emailed! Give me a bit of time. I have some more contests I am closing up and will be posting. Check your emails and please reply within 2 days or another winner will be emailed. Happy Holidays!Entry #14: JennyBaby Cha-Cha Boutique Entry #68: Alexandria ~REPLIED!~ Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Family Fun […]

Marshmallow Cream Fudge

I am chilling some fudge that I just made. I have tried making fudge on the stove, but .. yeah.. I don’t think I can discuss that. It is still painful to think about. LOL! Here is a yummy and EASY recipe that I wanted to pass on to you! Preparation Time: 8 minutesMicrowave Cooking […]

My Marshalls Experience

In November, I posted about the ever so fabulous Marshalls Shoe Megashop. If you have not experienced shopping in a Marshalls, then you are truly missing out! I had another awesome opportunity to go to Marshalls in Omaha and had, yet again, another fabulous experience! We have done our holiday shopping for everyone, but we […]

Santa came this morning!

We had a wonderful morning and the day will be topped off with some more fun and food. We are about to head off to Omaha for the day to go to Buffalo Wild Wings, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Kohl’s. We have just a few more things that we would like to get… but this […]

American Teen on DVD 12/21/2008

I don’t know if I have posted before, but my all time favorite and classic movie of all time is The Breakfast Club. Who doesn’t like a movie with all of the typical stereotypes that are in everyone’s lives and in your teenagers’ school; the jock, the nerd, the prom queen and more! When we […]

Transformers Animated on DVD January 9, 2009!

Please tell me that I am not the only one that has a toddler that is obsessed with Transformers. Oh. My. Gosh. He lives, breathes, eats, dreams Transformers. When he watched the DVD of Season Two of Transformers Animated, he was in animated heaven! All 297 minutes of tachese fun packed DVD’s are simply fun […]

Santa. Oh, Santa!

Santa is supposed to make his appearance at our home some time in the night. Tucker is ready. He is excited! We made cookies today (which mommy seemed to have eaten a couple) for Santa. Since daddy has been working all day today, we are going to get up in the morning, see what Santa […]

Glow Mama + Giveaway!

I had a great opportunity to try out Glow Mama. With my health habits and maintaining a post pregnancy weight loss, working out and staying as active as I can with my kids, Glow Mama has helped me make sure that I get the nutrients that I need. Glow Mama is flush with the vitamins, […]

Where is the Holiday Spirit?

Ya know.. I have been trying so hard to get (and stay) in the holiday spirit. I am having a hard time. The reason for the season is giving and I do not feel as if I have ‘given’ enough. Lori was our lucky winner from the previous Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, so I felt […]

ceiling fans

When we moved in to our 1900 home in July, we were definitely up for a challenge. We still need to replace the ceiling fans in the living room and dining room. I love the ones that I added to the kids’ rooms upstairs. Kambry has a cute pink fan with flowers on it and […]

Snowy Saturday

I have some reviews and posts to get up and some contests to pick winners for. I will get to those this evening. Today, since the weather is very ‘Christmassy’, we are going to make crafts and bake! Indoor fun while daddy is at work. There are things that happen in life that make you […]

My beginning weight for my fitness challenge

I am tracking my weight and details through If you haven’t been to this amazing website, you need to go! It is the new year…. so check it out! Sign up for an account and get started. The support there is simply amazing and the friendships that you will make is endless! My beginning […]

internet is down

ggggrrrr! my internet is down. posting from my cell phone. hope to be back up soon! Tweet

New Do!

Yes. I am cheesy. I admit this. I am fully aware of this. After a new ‘do’, don’t you feel like a whole NEW you? Here I am… In all my glory… In front of my laptop. Where else would this bloggin’ mama be? LOL Tweet

The Duchess on DVD 12/28/2008

I do have to say that I have heard about The Duchess movie, but really did not know too much about it. When we received the DVD, we were really hooked to this 18th century film. It is a favorite and a must for anyone to sit down and watch! A young noblewoman marries into […]

Give me a style, already!

Patiently awaiting 2:15pm. Why? I need a hair cut and in a bad way. My poor hair hasn’t seen a cut since we moved to our home in July. Poor neglected head. LOL! I have some posts and awesome reviews to get up this evening and throughout the weekend as well. It has been chaotic […]

Winners were just emailed!

Check your emails!!!Winners were just drawn for the following:(1) Winner emailed: Sweeten the holidays with Pillsbury & Smuckers (1) Winner emailed: Holiday Style with Eleven (5) Winners emailed: Release that inner goddess with Venus Embrace & Gillette (3) Winners emailed: Disney Holiday Prizepack Giveaway (1) Winner emailed: Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Tweet

Dyson DC25 Animal

When it comes to having my home clean, we feel so much better. With my chronic bronchial asthma, hubby’s allergies, having two small kids in our home and one cat, we are always looking for ways to help all of us, meanwhile allowing our home to be clean for guests. We have had a vacuum […]

5.11 Tactical Pants

Having friends on the police force, I am intrigued with their line of work and I often wonder where they purchase their ‘police gear’. LA Police Gear carries a wide line of 5.11 Tactical Pants, holsters, cases, bags and carriers. I will be sending my police pals over to LA Police Gear. With the purchase […]

Down Time Today

I am in the middle of transferring everything over to a new computer. Once I get everything transferred over, I will be posting. I will be back shortly! Tweet

Electronics Blog

I am a mega electronics nut. LOL Anytime I buy anything that deals with electronics, laptops, cameras, etc., I always search for an electronics blog online that will give me more details in to what I am looking for. I love to research the things that I buy before making that purchase. Just like you, […]

pediped aims for $100K in donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

pediped™ aims for $100K in donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation pediped Footwear is committed to giving back to the community in spite of the current rocky economy. From Dec. 17-31, pediped™ will make a very rare offer on its Web site: For only the second time ever, pediped will reduce the price of select shoe […]

Eagle Eye 2-Disc Special Edition

As I sit here and post this review, hubby and I are actually watching this movie. It is called Eagle Eye and it is available on December 28, 2008. We are loving it! Eagle Eye (Two-Disc Special Edition) EAGLE EYE is a race-against-time thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Michael Chiklis […]

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce

I had the yummiest opportunity to review some of the tastiest All Purpose Sauce that I think I have ever had. I am from Texas, but live in Iowa now, so this Texas girl likes her BBQ sauce! Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce is in a class by itself. It is more than a steak […]

Clean up the Classroom with Clorox

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? We did! I fear every year of getting the flu because of my immune system; or should I say.. lack there of. I get sick pretty easy, to I take every precaution that there is to help prevent myself, and my family, from getting sick. Being a woman […]

New Year to a New Me!

Does anyone have any New Year’s Resolutions set yet? Mommy Goggles will have some 2009 tips, hints, suggestions, recipes and more to come! Tweet

Smart Spending for the Holidays

I, myself, am a huge gift card giver and believer. Why? Because I like to budget for gifts and with Gift Cards, this helps me keep my budget in tune. I also like to give a gift to someone that they will WANT. Who doesn’t like or want gift cards? I love them! Giving – […]

Power Rangers: Jungle Fury on DVD 12/16!

My son is a MEGA Power Rangers fan and on December 16th, there are two DVD’s that are due to release. We have these already and I cannot tell you how many times they have been watched! They are a great gift idea for that little Power Ranger in your life! Power Rangers: Jungle Fury […]

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Special Edition

I can remember watching The Little Mermaid when I was a kid. It was first released in 1989 and I can remember this like it was yesterday! I watched the first The Little Mermaid more times than I can count. I am proud about owning The Little Mermaid II on DVD and I am excited […]