Archives for May 2010

Wilton Mom Sweet ReTreat

I just (literally, like 30 minutes ago) just got home from being gone since Thursday morning for the Memorial Holiday Weekend. I am currently washing what was in my suitcase so that I can re-pack and head to Omaha in the morning to fly out to Chicago for an amazing and fun event with Wilton […]

Busy Blogger. Busy Days!

I hope you all are having a fun and safe Memorial Weekend! We just got back from a graduation party down the street and just put the kids in bed. We are still at the in laws, 5 hours from home. Hubby is keeping the kids tomorrow to take the Jeep to get something looked […]

Spring Recipes & Snack Ideas from Sam’s Club

This Memorial Holiday Weekend, we spent the weekend at our family’s house, and had a family friends’ high school graduation which was a blast! 200 people were there, at their house :shock:, but had a seriously amazing and fun time with everyone! With the holiday weekend, not only am I thinking and praying for our […]

Chloe Dao for Nuo Carry On Trolley 20″ *Travel Review*

I travel a lot. This ranges from bloggy travels for events and conferences, to family travels across the state or across the country. When I fly, I have noticed all the luggage looks similar, so when my bag is coming across the luggage belt at the airport, I have to look closely at each bag […]

Alice in Wonderland 3-Disc Blu-ray combo pack *Giveaway* (Closed)

“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” —Alice, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland I am excited to announce the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, an action-packed story about a young woman who dreams up impossible things to help her escape the conventions […]

Traveling Thursday!

Boy, we had a busy busy day today! The kids and I left our house around 6:45 this morning and got to Jenna’s around 9:30am, just in time for her to take her hubby for his day surgery. I watched Miss Aubrey today and the kids had a blast. We are now at our family’s, […]

Memorial Day Prayers for Our Troops

As I head off for Memorial Holiday Weekend, I am brought to the thoughts of our brothers and sisters (sons & daughters) fighting for our country. As a daughter being born in the military, this hits home for me. We think about you, our soldiers, and we pray for you daily. Thank you for all […]

Memorial Day – Weekend Traveling

The kiddos and I are leaving early in the morning to go babysit for Jenna while her hubby has surgery in the morning. While I am about 150 miles from her, she is in route to my in law’s, so it’s perfect mileage for a rest/fun stop for us when we are traveling. The kids […]

WINNER! $200 Spa Day Giveaway from IconApps!

Congratulations to the following winner who was chosen at random for the following contest! Celebrate a Mother’s “Intuition” for yourself or mom with a $200 Spa Day Giveaway from IconApps! 144 entries #35: Susan Margaret Winner is being emailed & tweeted now!You have 48  hours to reply and claim  your prize! Tweet

Just ordered a Swing Set!!

I am so stinkin’ excited!!! We have been saving up for a swing set for the kids and even had a garage sale a few weeks ago to put towards the swing set. We were going to go with the Highland Swing Set from Sam’s, but when I logged on to buy it, I saw […]

Wordless Wednesday: BFF’s, Shrek & McDonald’s – Life is good!

Last weekend, Kambry and I went to see Jenna and the girls for her Shrek HouseParty. These girls are, for sure, the best of friends! Tweet

Winner Pillsbury Family Pizza Party!

Congratulations to the following winner for the Pillsbury Family Pizza Party! Out of 126 entries, I asked Twitter to choose a number for me. Thank you to Tyrone for choosing a random # 42 (Kelly Ann T.) Winner is about to be tweeted and emailed! Tweet

Quick Tips to Conserve your BlackBerry Battery

Having a BlackBerry, I am always looking for new apps that will make my life easier, as well as learning new ways to help preserve the battery life. It seems that my battery drains so fast! Power Up – Quick Tips to Conserve your BlackBerry Battery Have too much on your mind trying to juggle […]

Gorgeous Monogrammed Gifts from Initials, Inc. *$50 Giveaway!* (Closed)

Whether I am traveling out of town on an event, or toting the family to the grocery store, I like to take along a handbag that is big enough for all my things that I need from my Couponizer, wallet, BlackBerry, and even being able to have room to put the kids things in there […]

Do you want a mouse?

Mama’s so mean. LOL We buy packages of these play mice a lot for Milano. They tend to get lost all throughout our house. I just got this package of play mice and just set the box in the floor and it drove Milano nuts! Tweet

Baby Alive 1st for me Sips & Cuddles Doll *Review*

Kambry loves baby dolls, but I have to say that she has a baby that she will not put down, will not leave at home when we venture out and one dolly that she has to have with her at all times, regardless of the time of day! Your little girl will love caring for […]

Nestle Family Night In *Giveaway* (Closed)

What did you do on Mother’s Day? We ventured about 80 miles away and hubby ended up getting a Mother’s Day gift for him. I know – backwards, I know. LOL There are so many times that mom would like a night out, but what about a family fun night in? We all have our […]

The Jeff Dunham Show on DVD

Have you ever watched The Jeff Dunham Show? If you haven’t, you must! Hubby and I love to watch this show on Comedy Central, so when I heard there was a DVD that was being released, I was so excited to be one of the first to watch it. You’ve seen Jeff Dunham and his […]

Best Buds

Kambry and I are at Jenna’s house for the day for her McDonald’s Shek HouseParty. The girls are having a blast playing! Jenna and I are sitting at the table just hanging out while we let the little ones run off the cupcakes they just inhaled. We are about to head home in a little […]

Website Updates.

Pardon the dust around here again. I am doing some small changes and all should be completed by Monday. In the meantime, make sure to check out our fabulous contests that are going on, including a $500.oo GE Upright Freezer and many others! Kambry and I are going to get ready and head to see […]

Stock up on Sam’s Club Nestle Ice Cream + $500 Upright Freezer Giveaway! (Closed)

I cannot tell you how many times we go to Sam’s. We live in a small town and do have a grocery store, but I prefer to drive the longer distance to buy in bulk and to save money. With summer just around the corner, we plan on stocking up on plenty of summer time […]

The Spy Next Door on DVD

I am all about finding a fun family film that we can all enjoy together. When I saw a few months ago that Jackie Chan had a family movie out, I was eager to see it for myself. We recently had the chance to watch The Spy Next Door, and while I haven’t been a […]

Girls Night In with iTunes Movies

We have all seen Girls Night ‘Out’, but what about Girls Night IN? There are times that hubby may be working late and I would love to veg out and watch a girlie flick. I also travel quite a bit and have looking in to how I can take movies along with me, without having […]

Sam’s Grim Grill Winners! *Announcement!*

I am utterly jealous of this entire contest because we are in dire need of a new grill, but I am extremely excited to announce to you the grand prize winner and runner up for the Sam’s Grim Grill Contest! Soooo, without further ado *drum roll please* GRAND PRIZE WINNER Shanell Hankins, Ohio The grand […]

Preschool Graduation!

I cannot believe that my baby boy will be 5 in July and is graduating Preschool tonight! His last day of preschool was today and in one hour, we are leaving for his graduation and picnic. In the Fall, he will start Junior Kindergarten. Seriously – where does the time go? I will post pictures […]

Hear the World Hearing Awareness ~ $200 Gift Pack #Giveaway (Closed)

What is painless, odorless, tasteless, invisible and… toxic? Answer: Noise-induced hearing loss! We all think and talk about topics such as mealtime, family, health, weight loss and fitness, but what about our hearing? To be honest, I haven’t seen many, if any at all, topics about hearing loss. One of my best friends is partially […]

WINNER! Things Remembered Customizable Music Box

Congratulations to the following winner for the Things Remembered Customizable Music Box! 86 entries Random number drawn: #76 R Hicks Prize claim requirements: Winner must not have won any other Things Remembered sweepstakes within the last 90 days. US entries only Winners have 48 hours to claim prizes, or prize is forfeited. Winner is being […]

Bird Watching New Trend in U.S. | Bird Feeders from Walmart

When we are sitting out on the deck, I love watching birds. It is so soothing and relaxing. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bird watching has exploded into the number one sport in North America with 51.3 million birders in the U.S. alone. It’s simple to become a birder with just a […]

Heart of Italy meals with Bertolli at home! *Giveaway* (Closed)

You don’t have to go out to dinner to have a fabulous Italian meal. Why not have a date night IN for a change? A lot of us are on budgets, so we are looking for ways to cut back, yet still have great food and a great time. Bertolli is here to help you […]

Give Dad a Personalized BBQ Gift Set from Things Remembered (Closed)

It seems that this year is passing us by quickly! It was just the holidays and now Father’s Day is just around the corner. What are you going to get your dad, grandfather or father figure in your life? I wanted to share with you an amazing, gorgeous and affordable Father’s Day Gift from Things […]

Site Changes

I am utterly addicted to Studio Press themes. I love LOVE them! I just changed over to the Child Theme: Going Green this evening. I still have a few things I am going to be adding and changing, so thank you for bearing with me. Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: Paper Trail


iPhone App Review: Baby Einstein’s iPhone app + Giveaway (Closed)

Tucker will be 5 in July and there’s one thing that he loved as a baby and still loves as a toddler: Baby Einstein. As a parent, I loved watching him watch and interact with the shows. Kambry is mesmerized by Baby Einstein as well. Since I received my iPod touch, I have been download […]

Step2 Play Up Fun-Fold Jr. Picnic Table #Giveaway! (Closed)

With summer just around the corner, we are doing more things outside and we are in the process of making a play area for the kids so that we can have more family time in our back yard for playing, grilling out and simply hanging out with each other. We have a pretty large deck […]

Fundraiser for Brandy’s Battle – Please help!

Thank you to Shan over at Last Shreds of Sanity for this post to help raise money for a fellow blogger of ours that needs our help: Brandy, at Not So Average Mama. This is Brandy’s Battle. Here is a little background on Brandy and her medical issues: Brandy has seen specialist after specialist trying […]

Motor Oil Matters: Jiffy Lube Review & $35 Gift Card Giveaway (Closed)

When you are driving around, do you ever think about what is flowing through your car, how it runs, or even when the next maintenance is scheduled? This is something that I am very keen in to with my vehicles. Did you know that in the United States the average age of cars and light […]

Sam’s Grim Grill Contest: Update!

Thank you to all that entered the Sam’s Grim Grill Contest! There were a lot of fun entries! The 10 “Grim Grill” finalists have been selected. All the Sam’s Bloggers and team are in the process of going through the judging process and we will be announcing the winners soon! First prize winner gets this […]

Family Stickers & Car Decals from Family (Closed)

Last year, I wrote about a company that makes the most adorable Family Decals that you can add on your vehicle, front door on your home, mailbox – pretty much anywhere! Last week, I traded in my van for a Jeep, and I needed to get an updated replacement Family Stickerz for the new ride, […]

Storing my reusable shopping bags in my Jeep

I am so excited to have all my reusable shopping bags in my Jeep! I had them in my van, but I kept them in the glove box & always forgot I had them with me, so this way, I can see them each time I go to the store. I need a few more, […]

Back to School with Label Daddy (Closed)

This Fall, Tucker is going to Junior Kindergarten. He is so excited! I am so excited for him! He loves school and I love the interaction that he gets from his friends, classmates and teachers. This Summer, we will be going back to school shopping for those needed school supplies such as clothes, shoes, backpack, […]

It’s called SPELL CHECK for a reason.

I have to tell you the one thing that annoys me, more than words can express. Typos. Anyone that has a computer, knows that there is an option in any format that you use (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox, anything!), that there is an option within each called Spell Check. There are even online […]

Kids Crooked House and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Team for Kids

I first heard of Crooked Playhouse a couple of years ago, and have been a mega fan ever since. Not only do I adore their ‘crooked’ playhouses, but I love the way that they give back to their community and those in need. I have been following a recent story that they have been working […]

Home with my new Jeep!!!

Happy Saturday! The kids and I are back home with our new Jeep! We left Wednesday and are home a day later than we originally planned, but we had a fun trip! On the way home yesterday, we stopped by to see the kids’ Aunt, then drove towards home and stopped to see Jenna and […]

Mama’s Mother’s Day Present

****UPDATE**** I am about to leave now (Wednesday afternoon) to drive 5 hours, stay the night with family & pick up my Jeep tomorrow morning! 😀 I am so excited and this will be a fun, but quick trip for the kids and I. We are leaving around 3:30pm today and will be home probably […]

Woke up to rain & hail

What month is this? May? No, really, what month is this?It’s COLD!!! We woke up this morning to rain and hail… COLD rain and hail. Tweet

Pamper Mom & Baby with Ralph Lauren *Gift Ideas*

I wanted to share some fun and fabulous gift ideas for mom and baby. Ralph Lauren has some gorgeous gift ideas for a wide array of budgets. Gift Ideas for Mom or the Mommy to Be: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Silk Scarf: $48 A white polka dot print lends a feminine allure to an airy, […]