Archives for April 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on DVD 5/5/09!

I can honestly say that I do post about DVD movies that I LOVE, but this is one absolutely ADORE. Normally when I get a movie, I look at: Cast of movie: Do I know these people? Plot and story overview: Does this movie seem to have a real plot that I will be able […]

Give mom the Peek for Mother’s Day!

With as MUCH as I ADORE (and I say that very lightly!) my peek, there is a FAB deal going on right now… Just for mom! One of our goals here at Peek is to create a device that makes it easy and affordable to stay in touch with the people you care about. A device […]

LaserVue Carbon Neutral Campaign

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) announced the LaserVue® Carbon Neutral Facebook campaign. The campaign encourages awareness of harmful carbon dioxide emissions and wasteful energy consumption.  It also provides a means for individuals to learn how to become “carbon neutral” by reducing electricity use and carbon emissions and supporting renewable energy through the purchase of […]

ALMOST done!

*Woop there it is!* The guys are coming back in the morning to finish up. Our lovely 1900 plaster walls showed some lovely crooked events for the countertop, so the guys are coming back in the morning to finish up. Not much left and I can proudly say “honey, I will do the dishes!” 😆 […]

Kitchen update!

Base cabinets are stained. Mock set up in dining room has been rearranged 3 times to where I am finally HAPPY with what I want, but this includes calling in a plumber to move the drain pipe and hook up the dishwasher (and add electrical work to it since there’s no plug). After calling and […]

WINNER: Eleven Collection

Congratulations to Angela! She was drawn at Random for a pair of Eleven Collection shoes. Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply. Tweet

Protect your home with a wireless security system

When I was in elementary school, I clearly remember this event like it was yesterday. I am 33 now, so it’s ok if you want to do the math. We lived in the country (I mean THE COUNTRY); like 30 miles from civilization. I hated every minute of it, but it was ‘the best thing’ […]

WINNERS: Hallmark Mother’s Day Recordable Cards

Congratulations to Janet (#89), Kristie (#22), and Gabriel (#49). They were drawn at Random to win a Hallmark Mother’s Day Recordable Card! Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to reply. Tweet

Marriott Rewards Insiders *$100 Marriott Giftcard Giveaway*

We travel a lot. Well, I may travel more than I should. 😆 When we are on the go, we are always looking for places to stay, and if it’s not with friends or family, then we like to stay at a place that is nicely priced and nice enough for my family to stay […]

The Uninvited on DVD & Blu-Ray 4/28/09

If there was ever a WANT to watch a movie, it was me with The Uninvited movie. Hubby really isn’t in to scary movies, but I sure am. We both watch The Uninvited last weekend and I have to say “WOW!” GET IT! WATCH IT! You will LOVE IT! I had read that the ending […]

New thrilling ride at Sea World in Orlando: Manta!

Do you love theme parks? Oh, man! I DO! There is one place that I would love to go and that is Orlando to visit Sea World. Oh, that would be a dream!! When I heard about a new ride that is only at Sea World in Orlando, I had to check this bad boy […]

WINNER: Alli’s Originals!

Congratulations to Janna Johnson! Janna was drawn at Random to win the Alli’s Originals Personalized Sterling Silver Jewelry, Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply. Tweet

Another winner chosen: Bealoo Kids Contest!

Another winner was drawn for the Bealoo Kids contest. The previous winner did not reply. If no reply from this winner, prize will be donated to Bloggers Give. Cherice: Entry # 19 was chosen Tweet


Congratulations to Heather! She was drawn at Random to win the CVS Photo Book for Mother’s Day! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply. Tweet


Congratulations to Chrysa who was drawn at Random for the My Hip-T contest! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply. Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: Cookie Toes


‘The Wrestler’ on DVD and Blu-Ray

I have to say that when I first heard about “The Wrestler” coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, I HAD (HAD) to tell hubby. Of all sports nuts in this world, this would definitely include my hubby! Here are some of his thoughts about this movie. Who else to tell you the hard core about […]

Adorable hand made wipe containers from LiLicouture! *Review*

Now that Kambry is to an age where we don’t really need an entire diaper bag when we just go out to dinner, instead, I have been using my purse and carrying one diaper and wipe container. I was so giddy (for a lack of a better phrase) to receive the adorable and gorgeous made […]

Mama got a DISHWASHER! (And then some!)

So, we went to Lowe’s yesterday looking at dishwashers, mainly, and came home packed with my van like this: Had to put Tucker SOMEwhere 😆 WAY in the back-back. LOL! We got: * base cabinet with 4 drawers * Sink base with two doors * New sink * Black dishwasher * Countertop  Here is our […]

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

TwitterMoms is hosting a contest for Cinco de Mayo. They seek recipes for the margaritas.  I LOVE margaritas!! Here’s one of my FAVE recipes: This time of year is perfect for sitting outside and sipping a YUMMY margarita! *Runs to the store to get the stuff!* What you need: 6 fluid ounces Jose Cuervo Especial tequila 2 fluid […]

Lowe’s, Here we come!!

So my dishwasher idea sparked in to some other ideas. From me, that is 😆 We are heading to Lowe’s to check out a countertop, drawers, cabinets, sink and dishwasher. I am soooo stoked! READY for a kitchen that I like. What will the damage be? Short story: I am on strike. I refuse to wash […]

WINNER: Bealoo Kids

Congratulations to Suzanne! She was drawn at Random for the Bealoo Kids contest! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply and claim prize. Tweet

WINNER: Exergen Temporal Scanner

Congratulations to Jennifer! She was drawn at Random for the Exergen Temporal Scanner contest! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply to claim prize or another winner will be drawn. Tweet

Fabulous and even bigger Snap Totes discount code!

If you haven’t seen my gorgeous Snap Totes bag yet, you have to check it out! You can see it here: With Mother’s Day sneaking up on us ever so quickly, I wanted to offer you all a DEEPER and more eye catching discount so that you can get that custom photo handbag ordered […]

Mermapillar Adorable Organic Cotton *Giveaway!*

If you had have asked me last year about ‘organic cotton‘, I would never have known what to tell you or even think about it. I have had the great opportunity to work with a great and fun company called Mermapillar. When I first saw this website, I was in awe at the handmade designs […]

This mom is on STRIKE!

So, if you have been following my Twitter postings, you will know that I am fed up. Fed up with cooking three meals a day? No. Fed up with washing endless sinkfull of dishes. That seems like all I do. Now, hubby is awesome at keeping the dishes clean when he is home. (We trade […]

Ragu Sweet Tomato Basil: Ever so yummy!!

When it comes to meals that I make for my family, I have to think about what is for dinner and whill they like it? I have a toddler that is going through some picky phase. He used to be the one that would eat anything put in front of him. I was told this […]

Greener Products with Scotch-Brite & Softsoap

With March being an entire month of Spring Cleaning and Organizing, we cannot just stop there and forget the rest of the year. My house is was clean (toddlers seem to have trashed the place since then). I had the chance to try out some new products from Scotch-Brite and Softsoap. I do not have […]

Endless fun with Bendaroos! *Review & Giveaway*

I am always looking for things to do with the kids. It’s like a never ending process to find projects that don’t bore them 5 minutes in to the project. When we received Bendaroos, Tucker saw the box and immediately said “Hey! I saw that on TV!” What are Bendaroos? They are long, waxy strips […]

I apologize to you all for my Hosting Issues today!

  I apologize to you all. It seems as if my hosting is having a server glitch this morning. Three times in three hours. Not cool at all! I have been on the phone with them twice already, for the three times my site has been down. Please bear with me. I have requested to be […]

Today is going to be a GOOD & beautiful day. I can feel it!

Good morning everyone! I have some cleaning and organizing things to get done this AM. My blog area is a tad messy 😳 and I need to get it organized. Lots of fun and exciting things coming soon, so I need to get myself prepared and organized for it. Also, we are playing and reviewing […]

Create her a story with a Charm Story Bracelet from Things Remembered *Giveaway!*

Mother’s Day is almost here. I have been looking around and asking hubby to pick out a Mother’s Bracelet, but we haven’t really seen anything that sparks my eye… Until now. A few weeks ago, the family and I went to Omaha for the day, to the mall. I had to peek in at Things […]

Mealtime Messes & Mally Bibs: The Original Leather Bib *Review & Giveaway!*

I cannot tell you how many bibs we have tried or even tried to find that were durable, that were cute and that .. well.. worked! I tried tie on bibs, but they weren’t doing anything for us; at all. I had the opportunity to check out a leather bib from Mally Bibs. Mally Designs […]

Cute, Lightweight & Affordable strollers from Delta *Review *& Giveaway*

Our weather is finally getting nice to where we can go out on walks. Tucker is at an age where he likes to walk and not ride in a stroller, but Kambry is still at an age where it would be nice to have something lightweight, like an umbrella stroller. I did not have one, […]

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008 Release) *Review*

If you are in to sci-fi movies, I have one for you; The Day The Earth Stood Still three-disk edition. While I found the beginning and the middle of this movie dramatic and very entertaining, the ending was a bit drug out. The cast was perfectly casted. Perfectly! I am a big fan of all […]

Stop fighting over brownie edges. Get The Edge Brownie Pan!

Chocolate. Brownies. Heaven. Ahhh I love brownies! Do you fight over the edges? I do! Hubby thinks it’s funny, but I will cut all four corners and hide them. Mine. All mine! BWAAHHAA! Well, now, you don’t have to fight over those edges because there is now a pan that allows everyone to have an […]

FUN playsets from Backyard Leisure

I have truly found the website of my dreams! Well, ok – its play sets for kids, but I can totally see myself in one of these awesome playsets! Backyard Leisure is the largest playset manufacturer in the United States and one of the world’s leading producers of wooden residential outdoor playsets. Their playsets range […]

Fun & Healthy snacks from Dole: Fruit in Sugar-free Gel *Yummy Giveaway!*

Every day, after naps, we have snack time. It is my way of making sure the kids have nice, refreshing naps. They look forward to waking up and having snacks (or as Kam calls them ‘nacks!’). One of my favorite snacks that I love to give the kids is Dole Fruit Cups. The brand new […]

WINNERS: Lean Cuisine

Congratulations to the following winners! They were drawn at Random for the Lean Cuisine contest! Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to reply. Congrats! #53: Leslie #268: Christine #169: Catherine #184: Tricia #166: Misty   Tweet

WINNER: Seventh Generation

Congratulations to Valerie! She was drawn at Random for the Seventh Generation prize. Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply. Tweet

Get Active. Eat Healthy with Subway! *Giveaway*

All this week is National TV Turn-Off week (April 20-26) and in that honor, I have teamed up with Subway to bring you a fun giveaway that will help get your kids active this summer season. SUBWAY recently announced a partnership with the National Institute of Health and the NIH’s We Can! program (Ways to […]

Go to the season finale of Biggest Loser from Why Milk & my interview with Michelle Aguilar!

When you are on a weight and health mission, you can do it. You CAN do it. Even if it is ONE pound at a time, that is what matters. If you are here to lose weight, one pound at a time is what matters. Here is a confession. For some of you that don’t […]

Wordless Wednesday: No really. Where does the laundry go?

If you don’t know where the laundry goes by now, then you need to watch the video! (Pardon the painted on door. We are remodeling a 1900 home. This is where Kam decided to put her step stool/potty seat — in the kitchen, over looking the deck) Tweet

Mouse under fridge. Are YOU SERIOUS!!?!?!?!

If you have a cat that love cat nip, please DO NOT reach under your fridge to grab his or her fuzzy playful friends. Why? OHHHHHHHH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDD   I just reached under the fridge for a fake play mouse for Milano cause that’s where all her play shit ends up…..   UH IT WAS […]

Still waiting on 2 winners to claim Lee prize!

I am still waiting on two winners to claim Lee Colorwash Capri’s! Tweet

Get that mommy-to-be a La Leche League PJ set from Bare Necessities!

When I was pregnant with Kambry, I really thought about what I wanted to wear when I was nursing her. I wanted something comfortable, yet for some reason, nursing clothes are SO HARD to find! Boy, what I would give to have seen the items that Bare Necessities has to offer, I would have been […]