Archives for January 2009

Kids Who Care Scholarship Program

I love when companies step forward and offer their support to the community! Every year, the retail store awards over $350,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,000 children whose volunteer efforts have made a positive impact on their communities. Kohl’s and I are asking you to nominate Children for this program.   The Kohl’s […]

Tiny Prints $50: WINNER!

A huge congratulations to Andi! Andi was emailed and has replied. You can see the original post here . Tweet

Jr. Team Tennis

Being a mother to two small kids, and having a sports fanatic for a husband, we have no choice but to get and keep our kids active. I think having active kids will lead to happy kids! It is so important to get our kids up and active at an early age. Not only is […]

Hallmark’s Valentine’s Day Recordable Cards

Love is in the air. Why? Valentine’s Day is literally JUST around the corner! Hallmark is here to help you express your love to your friends, family and significant other. Have you seen the loveable new recordable Valentine’s Day cards from Hallmark? These are so adorable and the perfect gift for anyone! I say this […]

Family Organizer: WINNER!

Congratulations to Amy! She was drawn at Random for winning an Expecting Family Organizer! You can see the original post here.     Tweet

Extrapounds: WINNER!

Congratulations to Melissa! She was drawn at Random for winning a 3 month GOLD Membership to! You can see the original post here. She was emailed and has already replied! 😀   Tweet

Casio Exilim EX-F1

Over the holidays, I had a pleasure to work with Casio. I tell you what… I LOVE this company and their products! They have beyond thrilled me with their technology and products. As you may know, I am a manic nut for the images that I take, as they have to be crisp, clear and […]

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes

I think I am married to the biggest sports nut in the world. Figures that would happen when I am not ‘that’ in to them. 😛 Well, that will have to change because Tucker is already proving to be deeply in to sports. He loves everything so far; and I mean everything! I have a […]

Games for a Change

On January 26th AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the availability of Let the Games Begin: A Toolkit 4 Making Social Issue Games, which helps nonprofit organizations to create social issue games on such topics as the environment, energy consumption, poverty and health. Produced by Games for Change with support from the AMD Foundation’s AMD Changing the […]

Softlips PURE

  I cannot even begin to tell you how much lip care we go through in our home. It seems as if someone is asking for it. Here in the Midwest, our winter is painfully cold. Not only on our hands and bodies in general, but on our lips as well. We really loved trying […]

National Dental Health Month with One Step Ahead

February is National Dental Health Month and in celebration for that, I wanted to pass on some great products from One Step Ahead to help your little ones get and stay focused for their teeth. One Step Ahead has so many great products, such as the LED “Wash & Brush” Timer for your toddlers. Many […]

Immune Support with Sambucol

Talk about perfect timing! We just received some Sambucol to try and since we are all on the verge of catching colds, we were excited to try Sambucol out. Cold and flu season isn’t fun at all. What if you could help boost your immune system? Sambucol® is a unique black elderberry extract rich in […]

Mutsy Grow Up Booster

I cannot tell you what a lifesaver our Mutsy Grow-Up Booster is. This holiday, we moved Kambry from her high chair to a wonderful booster seat called “Mutsy”. I was scared about moving her out because I wasn’t sure how she would transition. She was beginning to crawl out of it (more like escape!) so […]

Kushies My Bag

We travel pretty often to see family and friends. How nifty would it be to have a bag ready for your little ones? I am so excited about the new Kushies line called “My Bag“! This is a great product that we can all use. I know that this would be used at our house […]


I am a huge fan of Kushies. I had never heard of them before, until a girlfriend of mine sent a goody bag of baby gifts after I had Kambry. We are great fans of the Kushies line and I think they are a must for anyone having a baby, or for anyone that already […]

DVD Review: Shaun the Sheep: BACK IN THE BA-A-ATH

Back in October, we fell in love with Shaun in Shaun The Sheep: Off The Baa! DVD. Well, now Shaun is back and funnier than ever! From The Academy Award®-Winning Creators Of Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun The Sheep™ Returns For More Wacky Animal Antics. I cannot tell you how much I giggled at this movie. […]

HealthRider H90e Elliptical: Day 1

Today was officially DAY ONE of my HealthRider Elliptical Fitness Challenge. The technician arrived last night to install my HealthRider H90e and I was more than excited to get started with this bad boy today!   I also have the honor of working with my own personal trainer from iFit and Heather is absolutely amazing! […]

Phineas and Ferb: The Daze of Summer on DVD 2/10/09

Every afternoon, after naptime and while the kids are eating their snacks, Tucker loves to watch a funny duo on The Disney Channel. Who are they? Phineas and Ferb, of course! I have to say that as an adult, I find myself watching this show and laughing out loud at these characters and the stunts […]

Martina McBride Playlist CD

I have to be honest with you. I listen to just about all music, BUT there is just one artist that speaks to me. Wait. She screams to my soul. Martina McBride is a beautiful person and has a gorgeous voice that speaks so much! I would have to say that my favorite song that […]

Little Miss Matched fun Pajamas!

I am so excited to have an opportunity to review some fun  for myself and Kambry! When we get them, I will have hubby take some pictures of us in our matching attire. 🙂 In the meantime, check out Little Miss Matched for some adorable pajamas, shirts, shorts, socks and more! Also, with ANY order, […]

Pizza Hut Contest Winners Emailed!

A huge congratulations to our 3 winners that were chosen for The Natural Pizza from Pizza Hut contest! You can see the original post here. Winners have been emailed. Please reply back to claim your prizes! 😀   * Edited to add that 2 days passed and another winner was emailed in place of #343. […]

Spring Cleaning

                        ~~  Spring is right around the corner! ~~ I was asked to team up with two fabulous bloggers for Spring Cleaning 2009. Starting March 1st, I along with Amanda from Mommy Mandy and Caryn from Rockin’ Mama are working with some AMAZING companies and products to help get you clean and organized this Spring! Stay tuned, […]

Build-A-Bear: Huggable Heroes

I am a huge fan of Build-A-Bear, and so is my family. Tucker created his own friend (panda, named Panda Bear) and he takes his panda everywhere with him! I think Build-A-Bear does so much for children, charities, and everyone! I have a couple of bears, myself and adore them! Do you know a young […]

What’s New at Boon

I am a huge fan of Boon, Inc. products! I love their bath toys and adore their feeding line! I wanted to show you some new products that have caught my eye. New Bath Toys Our three new bath toys will add a splash of modern color and lots of fun to the tub! Splat – […]

Self Storage

When we were moving to our home this past summer, it would have helped us to have self storage since it seems as if we just don’t have room for everything. Its funny to see all the things that you toss out when you move because of that reason. On the other hand, it is […]

Wordless Wednesday: Eye See You!


Kids Preferred: Charlie and Lola

It is pretty rare for me to find a fun plush that my kids play with over and over, and are still madly in love with after a week. Tucker has a new best friend. His name is Charlie. Every morning, we have Playhouse Disney on after we eat breakfast and what show comes on […]

Winner Chosen: Sleep in peace with Protect-A-Bed

A big congratulations to Amy V! She was chosen at Random. She was entry #67. 🙂 Amy was the winner of the Sleep in peace with Protect-A-Bed  Tweet

Capture your precious moments with JVC

Over the Christmas holidays, I had a great opportunity to test out a fabulous video camera from JVC. It has been quite a while since I have used an actual video camera. All of my videos have been taken with compact digital camera that I take a lot of my miscellaneous candid shots around the […]

Protected: Mabel’s Labels BlogHer ’09 Contest

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Home Organization

I am a mad nut for home organization. Today, I am working on my pantry. I have had Tupperware in my home for as long as I can remember. I am getting more pieces soon to add to my pantry.  I organize my pantry and kitchen area because: I firmly believe that having a nicely organized […]

Green Works Natural Biodegradable Cleaning Wipes

I am really getting in to the whole ‘green‘ mind set, more so in the last few months. It is nice to see companies out there starting to make their products better for the environment, as well as keeping our family’s safety in mind. With this said, I had a great opportunity to try out a […]

Get fit with the HealthRider H90e

In celebration of A New Year to a New You, I am going to be offering some amazing and very helpful fitness tips, recipes, product reviews and yes – some fab giveaways to go along with these findings. For my weight loss and fitness challenge, I am doing a few helpful things to help me […]

Product Review & Giveaway: SafetyTat

Temporary tattoos for kids are pretty common, right? I never would have thought about creating, marketing or thinking about an idea for a temporary tattoo that has your phone number on it, to add on your child’s arm. I will be honest with you all and tell you that when I first heard about SafetyTat, […]

Winner Chosen! SuperBowl Sunday Snack Pack

There was a whopping 411 entries 😯 on the SuperBowl Sunday Snack Pack. A huge congratulations to Leann S! She was entry #264 and was chosen at Random! A winning email has been sent to Leann. If no reply in one day, another winner will be chosen at 10:25am on Monday morning (central time). The […]

Attention: Link Updates on all posts

Good morning and Happy Snowy Sunday! We are covered in snow, so there goes my plans to get out of the house today. 😡 That’s ok… More reason to stay in my jammies and blog! 😛 I wanted to update you all on my blogsite and my past links. All links are still LIVE, but […]

MomBlogs and fantastic friendships!

I wanted to thank Trisha over at MomDot for her fabulous live stream about MomBlogs tonight! I appreciate all that you have done for me and for everyone. I love my blogger friends! 🙂 MWAH! I decided to take today off from blogging and attempt to clean, organize and rotate toys in the playroom. Notice […]

Scarletina & Strep

I saw the news and read online websites. There seems to be an outbreak of step and Scarletina. What is Scarletina? It is one step below Scarlet Fever. Not fun, at all! posted here about our recent outbreak from this week. My advice? Get your children tested. When? NOW!!!!!! This is a very scary outbreak […]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Mystery of the Easter Chipmunk

Who doesn’t love Alvin and the Chipmunks? They have to be my ultimate favorite, all time, classic out there! I do not mind letting my kids watch this fun character in our home; there is just something about some of the programs on today’s television that just scares me (and not to mention.. freak me […]

Life Changing Package!

What arrived today??? The ever so fabulous HealthRider H90e! This bad boy arrived on a Semi and I was like 😯 LOL! For now, the box will remain in my dining room until the technician can get to my house to put it together, move it upstairs and get it all ready for me! I […]

Cats are therapeutic

For Christmas this year, all I wanted was a cat. Why? I think they are so therapeutic and so good for the soul. I had a lovable kitty, Motor, a while back, but had to give her to a friend and her daughter because hubby was allergic to her. She was 5 years old at […]

Name Your Tune: Personalized CD

With the cold weather, we are looking to find more things to do in the house. Watching television isn’t my key idea of ‘fun’; it tends to get boring and you can watch just so much kid shows. We had a fun opportunity to review a personalized CD from Name Your Tune CD that had […]

Music Ace Deluxe

When I was growing up, I took piano lessons. Grandma said I had the long fingers to be a star. Ok, so I didn’t grow up to be Sergei Rachmaninoff, as you can see, but the piano lessons were something that I will always remember. We live in a small town and I have thought […]

Weight Watchers Momentum Plan ~ Giveaway!

I have been doing the Weight Watchers Online plan for a week now and I love it! I love how easy it is to keep track of my points and how the website is so nice to navigate around on. If I want to know what is for dinner tonight, I can log on and […]

Munchkin: Mighty Grip Glass Bottles

With the whole BPA scare, I am concerned about the products that I choose for my family. What is BPA?  BPA is an estrogen-like compound in plastic which could be posing some risk to the brain development of babies and children. It may cause things like early puberty in girls and breast development in boys. […]

Oliver and Company: 20th Anniversary Edition on DVD 2/03/09

I am 32 years old and I very fondly remember watching Oliver and Company when I was growing up. This adorable movie is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a release that you have to have! I watched this when I was younger and I am so, very, excited that my kids will have that same […]