Archives for February 2010

Girls Day OUT! Going to see Shutter Island!

My friend, Cat, and her daughter are here for the weekend. Cat and I are going to go out today and leave the kids at home with my hubby. 😀 We are going to a movie and dinner. Fun! Have you heard of Shutter Island? We are going to go see it! We’ll let ya […]

Looking for a pet? Adopt a cat! (Adoption & Donation Info)

I write a lot about my cat, Milano. I love her! It all started about 6 months after we relocated and I became a stay at home mother. I love staying home, but I felt that I needed something else. I was longing for something – but what? I talked it over with hubby and […]

Disney Digital 3D Alice in Wonderland *Giveaway!* (Closed)

I have been seeing advertisements on TV for the upcoming release of Alice In Wonderland. I will be honest and say that the film scared me when I first saw it preview, but watching the trailers, I am very excited to see this! From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes the epic […]

Curious George 2 on DVD 3/2! *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Every day – it’s like clockwork: 5:00 comes, I get to start dinner, meanwhile PBS airs “Curious George”. This is a nice, quiet time for me and allows me to get the family’s dinner ready while the kids are watching and laughing to Curious George. Tucker got the first Curious George for his birthday a […]

Cinnabon ~ Cupcakes! *Giveaway! 2 Winners!* (Closed)

Back on February 13th, I posted about Inspirational People in my life. I wanted to elaborate more in this post When you think about Cinnabon, what do you think of? I can remember back in 1994, when I was first introduced to Cinnabon. I drove 80 miles to visit a Cinnabon Bakery in the Amarillo […]

Please vote for Charlotte!

I am asking you all to take a moment to go vote for Charlotte. It only takes a second. Isn’t she adorable!! How can you resist that cute little nose??? What is in it for Charlotte? She is up for a college scholarship! $100,000 college scholarship!! What is in it for you? You will get […]

Spark it up with Aloe Cadabra

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Aloe Cadabra. All opinions are 100% mine. There are several things that we can bring in to our love lives to give more spark in our relationships, but Aloe Cadabra is here to help us start.We were able to try out a few different […]

Get Debt Free with National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

If we break an appliance in our kitchen, we could try fixing it ourselves if the right step-by-step manual is on hand. If no manual is available, we may simply guess and hope for the best. The other option: Find an expert to fix the problem efficiently so the household can resume back to its […]

Denny’s serving unlimited free refills of French fries & pancakes

We go to Denny’s every chance we get. I could have breakfast for every meal, if it were up to me. After serving America more than two million Free Grand Slam® breakfasts as a result of its Super Bowl offer, Denny’s is continuing to provide value to America by taking the unlimited refills concept to […]

Shaun the Sheep: A Woolly Good Time on DVD 2/16

When I was a kid, one of my favorite program types were claymation shows. We all remember those – a lot of Christmas shows are in those from the classic days! There is one character, or should I say – group, that I love and my kids adore: Shaun the Sheep. On February 16, 2010, […]

15% Discount Code for umi Shoes!

Hip Hip Horray for Spring Savings! Enjoy 15% off Spring & Summer Styles from umi shoes. Use discount code: SS15DISC at checkout. Offer expires 3/2/2010 Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: BFF’s sharing a moment

There’s nothing like potty training with a best friend, even if they are 150 miles away… Kelsie (Left) daughter of Jenna, Love of Baby Online and Kambry (Right). Both have the same potty chair. Both are doing fab at potty training! 😀 They are not asleep… both are in deep concentration. 😆 Tweet

Banquet Thanks a Million!

As a stay at home mom to two active kiddos and a busy husband, I don’t always have to cook 3 meals a day, every day. Moms deserve a break too. This is where Banquet comes in to play at our house. I have been a Banquet fan for several years. The kids love it. […]

Dear neighbors. Yeah, you – the one that let’s their dog crap in my yard..

I called the local police department. There is an ordinance for dogs off leashes. I know you read my blog. Are you aware of how disgusting and rude it is to let your dog take a shit in someones yard? I can see if you are out walking and are going to come back and […]

Winners! Skechers, N-Fini Shapewear, Nowali & ClutterBugs

We have a few winners! I apologize for the delay. I was in bed, sick, all weekend. Winners have all been emailed and have 48 hours to reply to claim prize, or prize will be donated to a local charity. Clutterbugs Organizer: Winner was drawn, at Random, BY the company: Clutterbugs. Winner is #35: shannon […]

I shall never complain..

… about Iowa summers again. Our Summers rock, actually. I will never again complain about seeing the sun.. ever, ever again. Snow, you bite. Go away. Tweet

Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo on DVD

My son eats, sleeps and breathes Scooby Doo. When I heard that there was a new Scooby Doo DVD coming out, we had to check it out. Especially when you combine Scooby Doo with Magic – you will have some happy little fans on your hands! Like magic, the all-new original movie Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo will […]

I’m THE mom (Video)

Seriously – check this out! I think all us moms can relate to her. Love her! Tweet

Nikon Festival Winners

On January 28th, Nikon announced the winners of the Nikon Festival. As you know, the Nikon Festival launched in early November, and the winners have finally been unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival by judges iJustine (Justine Ezarik) and Chase Jarvis. The film, “Chicken vs. Penguin”, by Marko Slavnic was awarded with the Judges’ Award […]

Happy Birthday TO ME!

I had to Google my age. How sad is that? 😆 I will be 34 years old, as of February 19 at 11:59pm. What are my plans? Hubby is out of town for work until Sunday. My best bud, Cat and her two girls, are driving 4 hours to come see me and the kids […]

5 Winners! Sam’s $100 Sam’s Plus Membership gift cards

Congratulations to the following FIVE winners for the $100.00 Sam’s Plus Gift Cards! Winners were just emailed! Please reply back within 48 hours to claim your prize! 749 entries 251: Linda W 229: Lynne G 683: Jean 78: AB Smith 728: R Hicks Tweet

Winner – Marcal Products!

Congratulations to the following winner for the Marcal Products Contest! 198 entries. drew #189: Chrysa Winner is being emailed & Tweeted now. Tweet

Tomorrow! America’s Biggest Bedtime Story

I wanted to share with you something that we participated in last year. Tomorrow, be sure to tune in to America’s Biggest Bedtime Story, presented by Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program tomorrow, any time after 9 a.m. CT at  During this special day-long event, award-winning author and actor, John Lithgow, will be reading a […]

Wordless Wednesday: Dinosaur has clean teeth


Pardon the dust… again!

Pardon the dust… again! I have been playing around with some themes and haven’t found anything that I like. Until NOW. I am working in the upcoming release Serenity child theme from StudioPress. I have some more editing to do, so pardon the dust if you see the maintenance page from time to time this evening. […]

A mom’s work is never done

I get up this morning and remembered it was Tucker’s Valentine Party at preschool today. No biggie, but then I remembered he had to finish writing on the cards, we still had to put the candy in the cute little containers and I had cupcakes to make. I don’t have to take cupcakes, but what […]

The Penguins of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premiere

If there was one series that my kids love, it’s the Penguins of Madagascar. There is a new DVD that came out on February 9th that is filled with fun! The Penguins of Madagascar Operation: DVD Premiere The perennially popular Penguins are back with the world debut of their very first feature-length DVD, THE PENGUINS […]

Lander celebrates 90 years with 4 new scents! *Giveaway* (Closed)

I don’t care if you are 3 years old, or 30 years old… girls love their bubble baths! It’s funny because when hubby gets home from work, I will wave, say goodbye and sneak off upstairs to start a hot bubble bath, soak, read and relax. It’s amazing how just 30 minutes of a hot […]

Turning off ‘electronics’ on airplanes

I travel. A lot. I have a question and thought I would get some thoughts from you, my readers. When you are flying, I completely understand turning off electronics (computers, cell phones, gaming devices) while on take off. This is so we can hear and understand the flight attendant(s) safety demonstrations of seat belts, safety exits, […]

Chuck E Cheese birthday for a 34 year old

Tucker is out of preschool on Thursday and Friday this week. Friday is my birthday! Hubby will be out of town for work Wednesday through Saturday. Is it wrong that I am thinking of taking the kids to Chuck E Cheese on Friday for my birthday? 😆 Hey, there’s no harm in having a birthday […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Valentine’s Day! Hubby gave me some things Friday that I had to share. He knows me all too well. He started out by sending me an eCard. I love eCards! I have gotten one each day for 3 days. So sweet! He got me […]

Valentine Gift from Disney to ME! Thank you Disney!

What a surprise this was! Thank you so much Disney! They sent me a gorgeous hat that is a shiny brown with velvet feeling design on it and a rhinestone princess crown on it. The card reads: Outside: Happy Valentine’s Day! Inside: Here’s to you Princess! And was signed from the Disneyland rep. Thank you […]

Valentine’s BlackBerry Apps

I get pitched for iPhone apps all day, every day. I am so happy to see that there are some new BlackBerry apps for us BB users! I wanted to share with you some new ones. Love is in the air and Cupid is calling! How can you make this Valentine’s Day particularly special? Whether […]

Hostess 100 Calorie Packs

While I may be working out and getting fit, I don’t have to sacrifice sweets. Denying yourself sweets will only make you want to cave even more in to temptation. With Hostess, they are here to help in every aspect! This year there are even more ways to satisfy a craving for something sweet while […]

Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 *Giveaway!* (Closed)

In December, I had a chance to check out, what I have to say, is the best webcam I have ever used. The Webcam Pro 9000 from Logitech, is so easy to install, get set up and get started on a video chat with anyone. Once you get started, you will want to find more […]

Introducing Silly Seattle Sammy

More TONS more to come on Cinnabon, but we had the chance to bake with Jerilyn, in her kitchen.. in her home. Talk about an honor! Well, we were to create something of our cupcakes. Leave it to me not to make something fancy and beautiful. I had help from Shara with Mommy Perks. I […]

Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheet

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Purex. All opinions are 100% mine. Laundry. Oh, the dreaded laundry. I get so sick of going to the store, loading up the cart with laundry stuff. You know, the usual three large items: detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets. That adds up, and […]

The impact of Inspirational People

Have you ever met someone, in your life, that truly left a mark in your heart? We all have met people along our stream of life, but I have to say that there was someone that I met this week that was the most free spirited, open hearted and loving person that I believe I […]

Baby Shower Gift: Baby Bunch Bouquet *Giveaway* (Closed)

I am a bit different when it comes to baby shower gifts. While I like to buy gifts that they can use, I also like to give gifts that are different. This can range from anything from diaper cakes to gift baskets and even to things such as this: a Bouquet of baby clothes. The […]

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-tique DVD

The kids watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse every morning. I mean every morning! I love that the show is not only cute and fun, but the kids have fun learning with it. I am excited that on February 9th Walt Disney Studios released a fun DVD that the kids love so much: MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE’S […]

Baby Shower Gifts with Johnson’s Baby essentials

Boy, this year, we are getting swamped with new babies on arrival! We have my two sister in law’s that are both expecting in July & September, hubby’s co-worker is expecting in July, and then we just found out that a friend of ours is due around August. When it comes to baby shower gifts, […]

Wordless Wednesday: I am SO over winter!


Seattle & Cinnabon, here I come!

Whew! I made it to the airport. It was a whopping -7 degrees this morning when I left the house. BRRR!!! The roads were good, but in spots, there was some slush and ice. Thankfully my flights aren’t cancelled or delayed. I will be tweeting, Facebooking & hoping to get some posts up about what […]

Company not sending prize OR replying to emails: Gold Canyon

I am furious, for the lack of a better word at Gold Canyon Candles. Furious! I hosted a giveaway in October, winner was contacted the first of November for a $50.00 Gift Certificate. Guess what? NO COMMUNICATION! Winner hasn’t gotten their prize and they aren’t replying to me OR the winner. I am so […]

I’m going to Seattle tomorrow for a Cinnabon Event!

From Tuesday through Thursday, I will be in Seattle. I am so excited to have been invited for a blogger event with Cinnabon! We will get to meet the CinnaMOM and take a tour of Jerilyn’s farmhouse. Cinnabon has a secret baking in the oven! We’re coming out with an all-new, delicious treat and we’d […]

Winners! Kraft, Hip Fusions, Pizza Hut, Popsicle, Flirty Aprons!

Congratulations to the following winners! All have been emailed and have 48 hours to reply to claim prizes! Kraft Foods Gift Basket Giveaway! 283 entries #6: Rajee   Hip Fusions Contest 152 entries #41: Ellen Beck Popsicle Contest 217 Entries 2 winners #98: Jennifer #114: Sue E Flirty Aprons 262 entries #226: jamielz Pizza Hut […]