Archives for September 2009

What? Entertainment Book can SAVE you money? *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

With as much as I travel, I cannot believe I have not had an Entertainment Book with me. Seriously! I was asked to check one out, and I was very excited and eager to see if an Entertainment book could help me ‘save money’. Just this past weekend, we ventured to Omaha. We don’t live […]

Club BK Burger King *Review & Giveaway (Closed)*

We don’t eat out fast food too often, but when we are on the go and the kids get hungry, I like to find places that offer things that the kids like and items that I like my kids to eat. In other words: Yummy, fun & options for us all. Burger King has so […]

I *heart* Harry Connick Jr’s new CD ‘Your Songs’ *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

I *heart * me some Harry Connick Jr! From his acting in Will & Grace to soaring away to the overall to tone of his voice. I am usually a ‘recent hits/pop’ type of listener, but here lately, I have been venturing over to a more soothing side. I had the pleasure to listen to […]

ZhuZhu Pets *Review*

I have heard and seen the ‘craze’ for a new product out that is expected to be the ‘hot toy’ this holiday season. I had a chance to check out ZhuZhu Pets. We received a full habitrail and a hamster. Basically, ZhuZhu Pets are a fun town of Hamsters. The Hamsters available are named Mr. […]

When contest entrants cheat…

…. it sure makes it hard on other ‘legit’ contest entrants to have a fair chance at contests. This was brought to my attention today, so I thought I would blog about it. Hey – it’s my blog, I can do what I want. I host a LOT of contests and I like to see […]

Wordless Wednesday: My baby will be TWO on Thursday!


Perfect holiday gifts with Zazzle!

What do you like to give for the holidays, as a gift? Well, what do you like to give as a Christmas gift, or any gift? I am not a ‘fan’ of buying something that just about anyone has. Why not personalize that love, in a gift, this holiday season? You could give Grandma a […]

WINNERS: Yoplait Whips & Frito Lay Tailgating Contests!

Congratulations to the following winners! Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to reply and claim prizes. #31: JC for Yoplait Whips #190: Jessica: Tailgating with Frito Lay Tweet

You can be the next Panasonic Living in HD Insider!

Do you create content and videos? Maybe you make them for your blog or for capturing movies for home movies. Panasonic is looking for YOU! I am seriously in love with this camera! For thost that know me, know my love for cameras and photographhy! Panasonic just launched a program to find the next “Insider” […]

Have more mobility with the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 *Review*

I am always on the go, whether traveling, or within my home. Who wants to be strapped to their computer in one tiny area? I had a chance to check out the new Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000. So far, I am more than impressed with everything that this tiny, thin keyboard has to offer. […]

We took a “Destination Dinner” to Tokyo, Japan!

My family had the opportunity to take a meal around the globe with Destination Dinners. We decided to venture to Tokyo, Japan. I am a nut for Japanese cuisine! Destination Dinner bound for: TOKYO,JAPAN Katsudon Pork Cutlet & Egg Rice Bowl Modern yet traditional, Katsudon, like Tokyo itself, is a perfect balance of the two. […]

Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier & Complete Healthcare Kit

I cannot begin to tell you what a lifesaver the Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360* Humidifier has been in our house these last 2 weeks! Tucker had a really high fever for a few days, coughing weezing and just wasn’t himself. I set up the Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360* Humidifier in his room, next to his […]

Softsoap introduces Nutri Serums with Serum Pearls *Love it!*

Who doesn’t love to just immerse in to a hot bath with a good book and just sit there, thinking about nothing? I do this a lot! I was recently asked to try out a new Softsoap Nutri Serums that ‘had me at hello’! First off, the bottle is clear, so you can see the […]

Mickey’s Christmas Carol & Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving on DVD 9/29

Hard to believe that Summer has, yet again, passed us by. The holidays are just around the corner, so what is a better way to start getting ready, than by collecting and watching some Christmas classics with Mickey Mouse & Friends and Winnie the Pooh and friends? I am so excited for the holidays this […]

Smart Ones: Artisan Creations Pizza *Love them!*

Just after Tucker was born in 2005, I really started to focus more on my weight and trying to become the person I really wanted to be. After having a baby, I was more than thrilled to be a mommy, but I really wanted my ‘body’ back. I wanted to be me, and not ‘just […]

Help Us Help Teachers with Office Max! The Giveaway – you give away! *$100 OfficeMax Giftcard* (Closed)

I am very excited and honored to be a part of a program from Office Max where I can help teachers and you can too. I am helping to spread the word about Office Max’s ” A Day Made Better” . What is this? Think about this…. All our teachers are expected to buy their […]

Ladies, let’s talk about gifts from Eden Fantasys! (First Guest Post!)

Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself, I am a wife who has been married for 4 years, though my husband and I have known each other for almost 10. We have 3 kids and because of today’s economy we have chosen to work separate shifts to save money. Translation: we […]

Sears new ‘Cradle and All’ catalog *Giveaway: Dorel Crib/Changing Table Combo!* (Closed)

I have been a huge Sears fan for as long as I can remember. My parents used to buy my school clothes at Sears, I have been a card holder for over 10 years and when we moved to our new (old 1900) home last year, we got a lot of things for our home from […]

Keep your hands free & stay warm with The Slanket *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

Here in Iowa, our weather has already turned colder. While I like to curl up in the corner of my couch and watch TV, work on the computer or cuddle with the kids, I don’t always like to cover up with a blanket that slips off every time we move. The Slanket is perfect for […]

Sam’s Club Advantage Plus Membership saves us money! *Giveaway Closed*

I will be honest when I tell you that I have never been in to coupon clipping or scoping for savings, that is – until I became a stay at home mother last year. We would just go to the store, whatever store was nearby regardless of the price, and get what we needed, or […]

Beautiful Baby Dolls from Goldberger Toys *We love them!*

We have had the pleasure to work with Goldberger Toys and I have to say that I am in love with everything about this company, what they stand for and Kambry is in love with her new ‘babies’. Where else can you find a company that stands behind their products with a lifetime guarantee? I […]

Looking for someone? Find them on!

I grew up watching my mother do mega research through genealogy about our family, as well as we were always looking for long lost friends and relatives. Well, today, the internet is a very powerful tool. The search capabilities that we have today are simply amazing! I had a chance to check out a website […]

We love the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen! *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

Last month, my house became a bake shop in the kids play area. I am madly in love with the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen! I think I spend more time at it than any child does. 😆 If you want to talk about role play, I wanted to show you the fabulous WARNING! It could […]

Happy Days & Nights diapers from Fisher-Price *Review & Giveaway* Love them! (Closed)

If Fisher-Price wasn’t just the best with their fabulous toy and clothing line, things just got even better with diapers. Diapers? Yes, diapers! Kambry is mostly in cloth diapering, but we have to take a ‘breather’ from time to time to disposable diapers to ‘let her breathe’, so when we were asked to try out […]

Have Gmail? Is it down? Get Peek and get your emails any time!

I don’t have Gmail, but I have seen tweets and heard complaints about how people cannot get to their Gmail accounts. Do you have a Peek emial device? No? What? What are you waiting for? If you had a Peek, you could STILL get your Gmail emails. Tempting? Gmail is down again. Does that make […]

What to make for dinner? Make it a Carnation Creation! *Step by step pic recipe!*

I decided to change things up for dinner tonight. How? Well, I am tired of asking ‘What do you want for dinner?’, and resorting to the same old same old meal or a boxed dinner. While I love boxed dinners for the time crunch that a lot of us mommies are on, I had to […]

Thankful Thursday: Thankful for friends!

I have to say that I am very thankful for my friend, Cat. For Christmas last year, I posted how I really wanted a cat, but hubby was allergic. Well, my friend (Cat) got me a cat. LOL! We got Milano just before Thanksgiving last year, as a kitten, and she is still in our […]

Tucker’s Dr Appt Today

First off, thank you to everyone that has commented, emailed and even texted me on my cell phone asking how Tucker is feeling today. You don’t know what it means to me knowing there are so many people that care about us! It took me about 2 hours to get Tucker’s 102 fever broke last […]

Geoffrey’s Birthday Celebration this weekend at Toys “R” Us!

We love Toys “R” Us, so I had to pass along this fun event that is going on this weekend at a Toys “R” Us near you! Kids and Families are Invited to Commemorate Another Year of Fun at Toys“R”Us with a Birthday Party Fit for Everyone’s Favorite Iconic Giraffe WHO: Geoffrey the Giraffe, Toys“R”Us […]

Teaching our youth the importance of saving. MoonJar can help!

I wanted to share this information with you. Teaching kids to save money is so important! We are working with Tucker currently and he loves to save his findings around the house in a jar. He gets all excited when he sees how much he is saving! Did you know that 30 percent of youth […]

More winners just emailed!!

Congratulations to even more winners!! #197: jeffrey Anderson #24: Thao #7: Anne Taylor #68: Heather Diotte Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim prizes. Tweet

Winners have been emailed!

Congratulations to the following winners!! #49: Bridgette Groschen #66: Sarah #17: karenmed409 ttp:// #546: Marcy Strahan Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim prizes or another winner will be drawn. More winners will be drawn today for more contests that have ended. Tweet

Making homemade applesauce: Recipe, Picture & Video walk through

I have to say that I never thought I would be making my own applesauce. Seriously. Well, since I became a stay at home mother, a lot of things have changed for me. I have become a regular Betty Crocker. Today, I decided to make the plunge to make homemade applesauce. Well, I was almost […]

Wordless Wednesday: My first batch of homemade applesauce!

I have more to come with a video on how I made this YUMMY applesauce, most step by step pictures and the recipe that I kind of made up as I went along 😆 Here are a few more. I will post everything by this weekend! Tweet

Fever still hasn’t broken

Thank you all for your well wishes for Tucker on Twitter, Facebook, here on my blog and via email. He still isn’t feeling well 🙁 Poor pook is laying in our laps right now with cold wash cloths on him to get the fever to break. It is still at 102. Hopefully it will break […]

Taking a bloggy ‘sick’ day today

Tucker has been up most of the night coughing and wheezing. Thankfully, we have the Safety 1st Ultrasonic Humidifier. (More info on this to come) We used it last night for the first time and it has truly opened his lungs up. Poor boy has mommy’s weak lungs. 🙁 I hope you all have a […]

Mix up some great recipes with the Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor

I grew up in a household where my mother was always canning something, making something from scratch or blending the best salsa ever. While I have never been that Betty Crocker, I have been doing a lot lately to get in to that mode. It’s amazing to see how much you really CAN save by […]

Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes

Recently, I was given the chance to try out Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes and compare it with another brand. I have never tried any Pond’s products, so I was excited to take this challenge. When it comes to face cleaning, I really prefer to use something that is an all in one (when you are […]

Strawberry Shortcake: Sky’s the Limit on DVD now *Review & Giveaway (Closed)*

Both of my kids (boy and girl) love all types of movies. Tucker will watch anything and when we received the new The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky’s the DVD, we were all really excited! I grew up with Strawberry Shortcake, so knowing that my kids will have that same fun experience, is a giddy feeling […]

UMI Shoes: Perfect for this fall & Holiday attire

UMI Shoes had our family at Hello with their adorable styles and wide variety of shoes, sandals and kids’ boots. Tucker started back to school a couple of weeks ago and he was very excited to sport his Grissom shoes in chocolate and amber. I love these because they are easy to dress up with […]

Style & Convenience on the go with Purse Flats

Any woman will admit that they love the look and the style of dressing up in pretty high heels, but they would rather be in something a bit more comfortable after a while. Right? I found a company that solves just about everything for the working woman, the mommy on the go or even if […]

Fun & Affordable Lucky BeeBee Charms, Bracelets, Necklaces & Accessories

When I was growing up, I LOVED fun jewelry, and especially those fun charm bracelets and necklaces that have fun charms hanging from them. What girl doesn’t love this kind of jewelry? There is a new ‘hot jewelry’ that is out that you will definitely want to check out for a hot gift idea for […]

Dress up fun with the Disney Cinderella Princess Dress from JAKKS Pacific

If there was ever a girly girl, it would be Miss Kambry! She always wants her hair fixed, bow in her hair, she is a mega fan of shoes and of course – dressing up! I love seeing kids be just that – kids! They love to dress up, whether it’s in our clothes or […]

Fun mommy tees from Moms R The Best *Review & Giveawy (Closed)*

I love to wear tees around the house and everywhere that I go, but I get tired of wearing the same old tee, hubby’s tees or those old tees that have paint on them. Moms can still wear their tees and enjoy the comfort of wearing tees, but have a bit of fun spunk added […]

Bumblebee Flowers

This is too cute not to show you. We were in Sam’s this weekend and Tucker saw these flowers. Listen to what he called them. Tweet

Venus Embrace gives back to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!

If there was something I am very passionate about, it is awareness for things like March of Dimes and Breast Cancer Awareness. I will walk and help all that I can for any cause! I have a good friend that was diagnosed and survived Breast Cancer and another friend that is currently going through the […]