Archives for March 2010

You let your kids go out in public… Like that?

Oh, come on. Like you don’t let your kids dress themselves. Who doesn’t need some humor, child fun and expressiveness in their lives? I let both of my kids dress themselves and yes – we go out in public as they choose. As long as my kids aren’t fighting, yelling, throwing tantrums, fighting over each other’s […]

Polka Dotted Toes’ies

I can giggle. This is my child, afterall. Hey – at least she put the shoes on the right feet, right? :heart: Tweet

Facebook Crimes | Internet Stalking Gone Too Far

Hubby and I are sitting here, watching the news. We just saw a story on the Omaha news. This story really strikes me because I have been a victim for over 3 years now of cyber stalking. The internet is wide, open area for cyberstalking, harassments, fake accounts and hate. Be careful, there are loonies […]

Plan Toys | Soccer Foosball Table Review

When it comes to toys for the kids, I like to look at a few aspects: Quality Durability Hand/Eye coordination Size (for storage in our home) I had a recent opportunity to check out a Soccer Foosball Table that is SO much fun, the quality is amazing (wooden), the durability is sturdy; the size is […]

Tom and Jerry Tales: The Complete First Season DVD | 4/13/10

I don’t know what it is about Tom & Jerry, but both of my kids go manic-goo-goo-funny over these characters. I have to admit though, I did too when I was a kid! I was so excited when I heard that Warner Bros. was releasing Tom and Jerry Tales: The Complete First Season on DVD. […]

My extremely fabulous Dyson Experience!

I have been meaning to get this post live for over a week now, but in between two nasty lung infections and family duties, I am a bit delayed. A couple of weeks ago, I had an opportunity of a lifetime. I may say this with some things, but truly – an event of a […]

Wordless Wednesday: Let me be your umbrella, I’ll shelter you from the rain.


Tutu T-Shirts from Tutu Pour Mon Deux *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

I have a princess girly girl if I ever saw one. I had the fun opportunity to work with a company that won my heart, as well as princess Kambry’s: Tutu Pour Mon Deux. Charged with color, and full of energy – and that’s not just our tutu t-shirts – it’s the little girls’ wearing […]

I love her sense of style!

Oh how fun it is to be a kid! I just love her sense of style! Tights, shirt, princess halo, big brother’s Batman rain boots PS: Yes, I let her go out in public like this. It’s fun. :rose: Tweet

WINNER! Disney Easter Basket!

Congratulations to the following winner! They were drawn at Random for the Disney-themed Easter Basket giveaway! Winner has been contacted and has 24 hours to claim this prize, or another winner will be drawn! #442: Joanne Schultz Tweet

Recipes with Dinty Moore & Hormel Recipes

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. I am always looking for different meals and snacks to make the kids. We all get bored with the same thing to eat, don’t we? Of course, a favorite that is always loved is chili dogs. We […]

Difficult Friends : Toxic Friendships – People You Must Avoid

I have been evaluating my life, my family, myself, my friends. After looking at the people that are on many of my ‘friends lists’ everywhere, I have some serious evaluating to make. Who am I? Who are you? Most of all: WHO ARE WE, as friends? While I love having many ‘friendships’ in my life. What […]

Perfect baby shower gift! Baby Bunch Baby Egg Nest *Giveaway* (Closed)

Babies. Babies. Babies, everywhere! We always have to buy a baby gift or shower gift for a friend or family. I, personally, get tired of giving the same old boring baby gift. I like to be different and give a gift that is useful as well as memorable. This is where Baby Bunch comes in […]

Toy Story 1 & Toy Story 2 on DVD/BluRay Combo Packs

In 1995, a movie was released that has since changed a lot of kids’ lives: Toy Story. Hard to believe this release was this long ago! Just 4 years later, a sequel was released: Toy Story 2. We are all huge fans of Buzz, Woody & the whole gang! On March 23rd, Walt Disney Studios […]

VTech IS9181 WiFi Internet Radio *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Are you looking for a Father’s Day gift for dad, grandpa or dad to be? What about graduation? It’s just a couple of months away! I have the perfect gift idea ever! For Grads: VTech IS9181: Whether it’s for listening to stations around the globe or to tune it to stations from back home, the […]

Wisk Laundry Room Make-over contest!

Is your laundry room plain and boring or a downright dungeon… more like a place you want to escape from (than to!)? For anyone desperate for a laundry do-over, help is on the way. Beginning March 1, Wisk® Laundry Detergent is teaming up with TV’s Designing Spaces to “pimp-out” one laundry room in dire need […]

March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month | AARDA

I have a weak immune system, so I can completely relate to this post. I read it and felt that I had to share this information with you all. Are you familiar with autoimmune diseases? Did you know 75% of patients with autoimmune diseases are women? If you aren’t familiar with it, I wanted to […]

Epson’s Designed for Excellence Web site

Epson America today launched a Web site sweepstakes – “Experience the Excellence $50,000 Scavenger Hunt” – designed to infuse fun and familiarity with Epson printers, inks and specialty papers through an interactive experience on the new Designed for Excellence Web site ( On the new site, visitors can immediately enter to win prizes and have […]

Winners!! Princess & the Frog DVD, Amelia DVD, Pampers!

Congratulations to the following winners! All were drawn at Random and are being emailed and Tweeted (if Twitter handle is in comment) now! You have 48 hours to claim prizes! The Princess and the Frog DVD/BluRay Combo Two (2) winners 247 Entries #4: Carol #193: James Nickerson Amelia DVD Three (3) winners 182 Entries #87: […]

New Spring Themed Pillow Pets *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

Easter is right around the corner. Do you have any special Easter plans, family traditions or gifts that you like the Easter Bunny to bring the little ones? I search online and locally for things that are ‘different’ and that I know my kids will love for time to come. Last year, I posted about […]

Custom T-Shirts from Vistaprint *Review – Love them!*

I love tees! I have been getting to where anytime we have an event or I have a conference to attend, I like to either have a tee custom made for that event, or I make sure to take along my Vistaprint t-shirt that I made. In fact, I now have three new adorable custom […]

Wordless Wednesday: Holy Soap

Don’t laugh at me. I have never seen a bar of soap with a hole in it. 😆 I was in Chicago, at the James Hotel and when I saw this, of course I had to Tweet it. When you think about it, it makes sense – no one ever uses the whole bar anyway. […]

Hearts of Gratitude Jewelry *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

I love jewelry. Who doesn’t? What if you could wear a piece of jewelry that had meaning to it? Example: I am real in to health, getting healthy, getting fit, staying healthy and staying happy. We all are seeking that in some way, shape or form, aren’t we? I was recently introduced to Inspired Jewelry […]

Disney-themed Easter Basket Giveaway! (Closed)

Easter is right around the corner. Literally! With that said, I have an exciting opportunity for one winner to win a fabulous’ly filled Easter Basket with tons of goodies! One (1) winner will receive a Disney-themed Easter Basket that values over $200, including Blu-ray & DVD Combo Packs for the exciting new releases of Ponyo […]

Nintendo’s DSi XL launch: March 28!

We are huge gamers in our home. When we travel, it’s so convenient to be able to take along our Nintendo DS, so when I heard that there was a new DS coming out, I was excited to share it with you all! Nintendo is set to launch its newest handheld video game system on […]

Midwest Dairy Council: March is National Nutrition Month *Giveaway* (Closed)

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? This is where we are spreading the awareness of the importance of healthy eating habits, physical exercise and overall wellness. If your winter was as bad as ours was here in Iowa, then you are ready to get out there, get active, get healthy and stay […]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Soundtrack

We are huge Alvin and the Chipmunks fans! While we have not seen the second movie (The Squeakquel Movie) yet, we are eager to see it. In the meantime, we had the fun opportunity to check out The Squeakquel Soundtrack CD. We are in the car a lot, going different places, in town and out […]

I am back!

I am back from Chicago and meeting with Dyson. Talk about an adventure of a lifetime! I have a whole post with lots of pictures (did you doubt that from me?) and videos to share with you all. I got home on Saturday afternoon and as you may have read, I have been fighting for […]

Nikon’s yfrog Festival!

Nikon is teaming up with yfrog and top bloggers at the South by Southwest Festival this year to produce the first of its kind photo and video gallery highlighting in one place the parties, panels, premiers and happenings at the Festival! What is this and how does it work? Yfrog is a group of dedicated […]

Greetings from Chicago!

So much to say. So many pictures taken. So many videos to compile. Let’s just say that I am even more madly deeply in love with my Dyson Vacuum cleaner and I will never own another. Meeting the company, having hands on technical demonstrating and seeing how the products that Dyson are created are simply […]

Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Plus Made with DHA Omega-3 bread

Many moms recognize the importance of DHA Omega-3 in products such as formula and baby food, but when it’s time to switch to solid food, the food choices aren’t as clear. So Sara Lee set out to provide moms an easy way to give their little ones the DHA Omega-3 nutrition they need, with the […]

March is DVT Awareness Month

As a parent, a wife, a mother, a friend… you lead a hectic life, am I wrong?  We all do in some way, shape or form. And sometimes you don’t have the time to think about silent risks that you could be faced with on a regular basis.  In fact, you may be putting yourself at risk […]

Heading to Dyson for a Domestic Engineers Conference

I am sitting here, getting posts scheduled, working on emails and looking at my empty suitcase. Leave it to me to pack at the last minute. I am charging my Sony Reader, making sure I have all the chargers for my phone, laptop, etc. that I need. Oh – reminds me that I need to […]

Winners! Cinnabon $20 Contest!

We had 184 entries for the yummy $20.00 (each) Cinnabon Gift Certificate contest! #96: Laura DeLuca & #81: Julie Cutshaw Winners have both been emailed & both been tweeted. You have 48 hours to claim prize! Tweet

Winner! Curious George 2 DVD Contest!

Out of 132 entries, congratulations to #5: Stephanie Grant who was chosen at Random to win the Curious George 2 DVD! Winner has been emailed and Tweeted. You have 48 hours to claim prize, or prizes will be donated to a local charity. Tweet

Winner! Alice in Wonderland Gift Pack!

Congratulations to #292: Shaun. Shaun was drawn at Random for the Disney Digital 3D Alice in Wonderland giveaway! Winner has been emailed & Tweeted. You have 48 hours to reply to claim prize! Tweet

Winner! Lysol No Touch Giveaway!

Congratulations to the following winner! They won the Lysol No Touch Giveaway 178 entries #140: Carole Spring Carol had a twitter status and will be tweeted, and was just emailed. You have 48 hours to reply to claim prize! Tweet

Winners! Lander Bubble Bath!

Congratulations to the following winners! They were drawn at Random to win Lander Bubble Bath! 101 entries #81: Belinda M #42: Monique Rizzo Winners have been emailed and will be tweeted, if noted on comments. You have 48 hours to reply to claim prizes! Tweet

WINNER! Baby Bunch Contest!

Congratulations to #103: lilshuga2001! There were 112 entries for the Baby Bunch Contest! Winner  has been emailed and has 48 hours to claim prize. Winner will also be Tweeted! Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: Face Plant


Dear Mother Nature: Make up your mind!

This wishy washy weather is about to kick my butt. I have weak lungs as it is, but for it to be 52 one day and 30 the next – yeah, not so fun. I started out last week with a red and scratchy throat.  I let it carry on and my throat felt better. […]

Sightseeing in NYC with Gray Line New York

In August, hubby and I are going to New York for BlogHer ’10. I went last year in Chicago and it was a blast. I am looking forward to New York’s BlogHer, not only because of the sessions and meeting of fellow bloggers, but also so we can sight see while we are in New […]

Went and saw Alice in Wonderland last night!

And OH MY GOSH! I loved LOVED Alice in Wonderland! I need to stop going in to movies with expectations. I wasn’t expecting it to be as bad ass that it was. I loved the cast, the characters, the theme, the graphics, everything! If you have a chance, GO SEE IT! I have heard that […]

Mommy’s Day Out Friday!

Last month, I went to TSpa to get my hair ‘did’. 😆 I am taking a mommy’s day out tomorrow and going to get a hair cut and hang out with Jenna. I think everyone needs a day out, especially when the weather has been keeping us cooped in all winter. I am looking forward […]

Journey to better health with WellnessDaily

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of All opinions are 100% mine. With the New Year already passed, we are all still looking for ways to help get us kick started for that journey to get healthy, fit and happy. I am always up for new ideas and tips to […]

Wordless Wednesday: Just because there’s snow on the ground…

… doesn’t mean you can leave your Frosty and Christmas decor out and turned on. Seriously people – put the stuff away! This is not so much of a wordless Wednesday, as it is a Redneck Wednesday. Maybe Santa missed their house? Nothing like seeing a plastic Santa with wire reindeer on the roof, with […]