Archives for November 2009

Christmas shirts from Just Jen *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

When I was approached by Just Jen to do a review & giveaway on her line of custom Christmas shirts, I was ecstatic! Right away, my eye was drawn to the fun “Naughty or Nice” tee. I love holiday tees! I have the hardest time finding holiday tees that I like. I do not care […]

Cyber Week at Sam’s! November 30-December 6th

When it comes to technology, I have to admit that I am a big GEEK. I love cameras. I love televisions. I love technology in general. Sam’s has kicked off Cyber Week and if you are looking for that perfect gift for just about anyone, this is a week you won’t want to miss out […]

Winners! Wow Wow Wubbzy, Sam’s Gift Cards, Land of Nod, Muppets

Congratulations to the following winners! Winners were drawn from Wow Wow Wubbzy DVD (107 entries) #67: Stefany #39: Anita #7: Stephanie V $25.00 Sam’s Gift Card: Holidays Made Simple-2 (168 entries) #44: Abby $25.00 Sam’s Gift Card: Holidays Made Simple-1 (159 Entries) #71: Stefany Land of Nod: 2 winners (168 Entries) Land of Nod: Cooookies […]

Where’s Waldo: The Fantastic Journey for Nintendo DS

If there was a character that I loved as a kid, it was Where’s Waldo. I remember having all the books and puzzles of Waldo. As an adult, I get that kid feeling back when I travel with my Nintendo DS and am able to play Where’s Waldo: The Fantastic Journey. For the last 3 […]

Cyber-Stalking has gone too far. I am a victim.

I have done a good job at staying out of the ‘drama’ that is happening in the blogosphere, yet my name keeps being brought up in this tornado. For the past 3 years (more so in the last 8 months), I have been cyberstalked by a stranger and his girlfriend. He has taken his immaturity […]

Frogger is Back! Frogger for Wii

Recently, we were given the chance to try out Frogger for our Wii. I remember Frogger when I was growing up, along with so many Atari games. Who didn’t have an Atari when you were little? My brother and I were at that thing 24/7! Well, here we are, over 20 years later and Frogger […]

Sam’s Gifter Stress Lifter

It is already that time of year where we are all wracking our brains, trying to think of that perfect gift for everyone in our lives. I just played with and have to show you the coolest thing that I believe I have ever seen when it comes to gift ideas for your loved ones. […]

Entry # 500 Winner Sam’s $50 Gift Card!!

Congratulations to Shawn C. Shawn was commenter # 500 for the Sam’s $50.00 Gift Card! I just tweeted out to you Shawn and emailed you! Tweet

Taking a bloggy sick day

We came home 2 days early from Thanksgiving at the family’s house because the kids are getting sick and I have some crud too. This weekend, I will be getting winners drawn and emailed, (will email & tweet out as contests are drawn from as well as trying to get Christmas gifts organized downstairs. […]

Today’s Deal at Sam’s! Lincoln Logs Yukon Express for $49.84!

I can clearly remember one thing, as a kid, that my brother and I used to sit for hours to play: Lincoln Logs! Oh my gosh! We had SO much fun and if I recall, this was the only time that he and I weren’t ‘fighting’ with each other. Guess what? Sam’s Club has them […]

Check out my Black Friday Score!

I was not planning on going anywhere yesterday, other than Sam’s. Since I am not feeling too well, I was just going to go to Sam’s, check out what they had and go back to the house and crash. Well, I sat down and looked through the ad for Black Friday deals and I saw […]

Cuddly fun with Pillow Pets! *Review & Giveaway* (12/12)

Recently, we saw something on TV that I was in awe with, as a parent; Pillow Pets. I was so excited when they approached me for a review! We travel a lot and the kids like to take their pillows and blankets, as well as when we are at home, the kids love to cuddle […]

Yes, I was ‘one of them’ this morning! Black Friday at Sam’s Club

Yes. I was ‘one of them’ this morning. I have never, in my life, been out on a Black Friday before. I have pretty much outlawed it and told myself that I will never be one that gets up at 3am to find the best deals. While I have not been feeling the best for […]

Frosty the Snowman at Build-A-Bear Workshop! *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Who can deny the adorable face and overall character of Frosty the Snowman? I grew up with Frosty and the holiday classics and I am excited to bring my kids up with the same love and characters. Build-A-Bear is here to help with just that with this adorable plush. Frosty came to us all complete […]

Holiday Feast for 8 at Walmart for $20! *Two $30 Gift Cards Giveaway* (Closed)

When I think about the holidays, one of the first things that I think about is: ‘How much are we going to spend to have a nice Thanksgiving feast?’ You don’t have to go broke this holiday season to feed your family a holiday meal. Did you know that you can feed a nice turkey […]

Sam’s Day after Thanksgiving Deals!

I will be at Sam’s bright and early at 5:00am tomorrow. Why? Shopping & breakfast! I am scared. LOL I have never been ‘out’ on Black Friday, so this shall be interesting! Last night, I went online and was looking around at the deals. Seriously – amazing deals!! I bought the Acer® Aspire One Netbook […]

Personalized Christmas Ornaments from Personalized Free *Review*

There is one thing that I collect, and that is Christmas ornaments. I am a sucker for them. Ornaments can have so much meaning to them. One of my favorite things to do is to get a personalized ornament and put it on the outside of holiday packages. Recently, I was given the chance to […]

Happy Turkey Day!!

  So, my turkey won’t be as ‘pretty’ as this one, but hey – we can only dream, right?? I would LOVE to invite my family to my home one year, only to bring this turkey out. 😆 I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving day, Black Friday and weekend! I hope to get […]

If there was ever ONE thing that IRKS me.. ‘PR Pitch No-No!’

It is when you get an email that starts like this: ______________________________________________ Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 12:10 PM Subject: Cool, New Site for Making Tough Tech Choices Hey Ms. Mommy Goggles, I just launched a new website – (bleeped out so I won’t humiliate you) – that I think you will really like and would […]

Sam’s Holiday Blitz! LIVE Giveaway! Entry #500 WINS a $50.00 Gift Card!

Guess where I am going on Friday? Sam’s! I am scared, yet SO excited. I have never been ‘out’ on a Black Friday before. Hopefully no one will knock me down for the deals I have in mind to get! 😆 More info to come, but here is a teaser! With as much as we […]

Our Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club Experience *$50.00 Giveaway* (Closed)

On Saturday, November 21st, my family and I had the fun experience of going to the Holiday Taste of Sam’s. This was on the plan for our visit: On Saturday, November 21st, you can go in and sample Frenched Rack of Lamb & Asparagus. We ventured around the store… twice, and didn’t see these in […]

Wordless Wednesday: Water Spout Funnel Cloud from our trip on the Oasis

Is this not just the most amazing thing ever? While we were on board the Oasis of the Cruise Ship this weekend, I looked out and saw this funnel cloud. Tweet

Back home from Oasis of the Seas!

I am back home from an amazing trip on the Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship. I have so many words, so many pictures, so many videos and so many thoughts that I am working on to upload for you all. Seriously a gorgeous cruise ship! We were going to leave out for the inlaws […]

Hallmark Plus Toys & Games

I am a huge fan of Hallmark, not only for their cards and family oriented business, but also for their wide array of gifts. This holiday season, what is a better gift than one of the new, affordable plush gifts that Hallmark has. In April, I was able to preview their new plush toys and […]

Greetings from Florida!!

I have a whole post to come about the GORGEOUS Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship, but wanted to say HI from the airport. I am sitting here with Trisha, in the airport, waiting on our flights. I still have 3 hours before I board, she has 6 hours. Yeah – fun! We are both […]

Kraft Foods is helping me, help my local Food Bank *Giveaway* I need YOUR help! (Closed)

I have a contest that is going live, through Kraft, but this is one that truly touches me in so many ways! All throughout the year, we donate food that is in our pantry. Sure, we buy food for our family to eat, but if is still there, not expired or it might be about […]

Family day out, bloggy travels, Thanksgiving & tons of fun!

I am very excited to be a part of the Holiday Taste of Sam’s Event, so my family and I are going to spend the day out tomorrow at Sam’s and some other fun events. I will be tweeting from Sam’s while we are on location (@MommyGoggles to the hash-tag of #SamsHoliday). If you are […]

Let’s help Jacob! Make-a-Wish & Tweet for a good cause!

If there was ever the power of the internet, it is NOW and you can help. LeapFish has joined forces with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to adopt an ill child’s dream and help make that dream come true. As a parent of a 4 year old, this really hits home for me. There is a little […]

Pretend Play Food: Birthday Cake Set from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop *Video Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

Last month, I posted about the Kitchen Helper from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop. If this fantastic tool wasn’t the best that we have ever had in our home, it gets better! Not only does Pretend Play Kitchen Shop have the Kitchen Helper, they also have the most adorable Pretend Kitchens and accessories out there. We […]

Wordless Wednesday: Time of Reflection


Epson Artisan 810 all-in-one printer *Review*

When it comes to technology, I admit that I am a geek. I love to test out the latest and greatest, especially when it comes to being able to print out things from my desktop computer, laptop, flash drive and even directly from my camera. Who doesn’t want that ease of that luxury? Epson has […]

WINNER! Kitchen Helper Contest!

Congratulations to winner #121: Grad School Mommy for the winner of the Kitchen Helper from Pretend Play Kitchens! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to reply to claim prize or another winner will be drawn. I just tweeted & emailed you. Congratulations again! Tweet

Wilton Cake Pans for any Occasion

I have always loved to bake cakes, but never was really ‘in’ to baking a whole lot. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I didn’t have the right tools for the job. Whether your cake is in a plain round pan or a plain square pan, sure they may taste the same, but […]

Monsters, Inc. on Blu-ray High Definition!

I clearly remember in 2001 when Monsters, Inc. was released. This was (and still IS) my ultimate favorite movie! The cast is perfectly chosen for the characters, the emotions in the movie are so real and the animation is amazing and fun! John Goodman are back and Billy Crystal are back and better than ever! […]

WINNER: $25 Amazon Gift Code!

Thank you to all that entered the GE Appliance contest! We should find out who/if anyone from my blog won an appliance. If you win – I win too! In support of the contest, I held my own contest to help get you to enter so we could both win, so I chose to give away […]

Preschool fun with UNO Moo!

I grew up with UNO and used to play it all the time with my best friend since First Grade, Katherine. I remember having sleepovers at each other’s houses and making sure we had our UNO cards. I would have to say that of all the games that I have played, loved and still play […]

Batman: The Brave and The Bold Transforming Batmobile

What are you getting the little boy in your life for Christmas? If there’s one thing that Tucker (and I’m sure I can say ‘pretty much every boy!’) loves, it’s Batman. Oh, how Batman is Tucker’s hero! With the new The Brave and the Bold™ Transforming Batmobile, boys can fight crime in a whole new […]

Fun & Personalized Bobbleheads from HeadBobble

Are you starting to holiday shop yet? We are really in to buying gifts that are more than just ‘gifts’, but mean something to that person we are giving to. What if you were able to customize a gift, not with just their name, but with their face? Sounds weird, right? HeadBobble is such a […]

The Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club *$75 Giveaway!* (12/2)

What are we doing this Saturday? I am very excited to be a part of a tasty event at our local Sam’s Club called the Holiday Taste of Sam’s. Who doesn’t love going to shop for the holidays and being able to sample some things before you buy? This weekend you CAN, oh and you […]

Polly Pocket Roller Coaster Resort

Kambry has a few Polly Pocket friends that have been given to her as gifts over the last year. While Polly Pocket is recommended for at least 4 and up, Kambry adores the doll, and we have the smaller pieces put away in a box for her for when she gets a bit older. There […]

Today was ‘Diaper Duty’

Kambry is two years old. I have been cloth diapering since she was right around 6 months old. I LOVE IT! Kambry loves to help fold too. So sweet! Check out our stash. (Yes, she is wearing a tool belt) All the ones on the left (with the exception of the top three covers) are […]

Thank you to the all the companies, PR Agencies & Bloggers I work with!

There are all kinds of posts out there giving out bloggy awards and letting everyone know who their favorite bloggers are. While I have a TON of blogs that I love to read and love the bloggers themselves, why not write about the companies that support us bloggers and the companies that I love? We, […]

We made a Turkey today with Kikkoman Soy Sauce!

This weekend, I posted about how I was going to make a turkey with Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Well, I did it. Today. You tell me  how it turned out. Can you smell it? Oh. My. Gosh. This turkey turned out so yummy!  The kids loved it, in fact Kambry is still in the kitchen eating her […]

Weekend Home Makeover with Punch! Weekend Project Featuring Kristan Cunningham

We live in a 1900 home. We have done a lot of work to our home, but still have a lot that we want to do to make our home more ‘modern’. While I have tons of ideas in my mind, I cannot simply go out and buy the paint for a room makeover, furniture […]

Just ordered our Holiday Photo Cards from Vistaprint!

I am so excited that for the second year in a row, we are getting our Photo Holiday Cards from Vistaprint! We just ordered this this morning! Here is what we did. It was SO easy! First step, of course, was to gather the family, get them dressed, deal with toddler tantrums, go outside, set […]

Got a sweet tooth? Try the Bauducco Panettone!

Recently, we were given the chance to try out some new yummy treats from Bauducco Panettone. We were able to check out the chocolate, as well as the fruit panettone. While we are more fans of the Chocolate, we did take the fruit one to Tucker’s preschool for snack day. The kids loved it!! Product […]