Archives for August 2010

Wordless Wednesday: There’s a .. .what?


Sam’s Club Labor Day Savings Celebration starts tomorrow, what will you save on?

Labor Day is this weekend. What are your plans? Every year, we get together with friends in a different town for hubby’s annual Fantasy Football Draft with all his fraternity brothers. This is so much fun! We all bring food to grill, snacks, chips, drinks, games – you name it! Well, this year, we are […]

Soft Handmade Minky Blankets from Fusion Art Designs *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

Ever since Kambry was a baby, she has always been a ‘blankie baby’. She started out from birth with a tiny blanket that I found locally that had little flaps on the edges of it. She still has it and it’s now her baby’s baby blankie. Does your little one love to chew on toys […]

What would you spend $300.00 on?

1 more day until mega savings with Sam’s Club Savings Celebration for Labor Day (Sept 1 through 6). Save? How much? How about up to $300.00? What would you do with $300.00? For me, I would stretch every dollar and make it go so far! I am in dire need of a new laptop. I […]

2 more days until Sam’s Club Plus Membership eValues!

2 more days! 2 more days until you will be able to save like a superstar with Sam’s Club Savings Celebration for Labor Day (Sept 1 through 6). Save? How much? How about up to $300.00? How about $100.00 off an HP laptop, $1.00 off Frito Lay chip packs, or how about $50.00 off a […]

Date Night Movie

A few months ago, there was a movie that came out that I knew, without seeing it, would be one that I would have to own. Who can deny the humor and love for Steve Carell and Tina Fey? These are two of my favorite actors of all time, so I was thoroughly excited to […]

How much $$ in savings? No way! Sam’s Club Labor Day eValues

3 more days. Are you ready? Ready for what, you ask? Are you ready to save some moolah at Sam’s Club with your Sam’s Club Plus Membership, or if you don’t have a Plus Membership – are you ready to take a test drive on a Plus Membership? Sam’s is welcoming you to Savings Celebration […]

Infiniti Pro by Conair *Review & #Giveaway!* (Closed)

My hair may be short, but I still wash, blow dry and style it just like any other gal out there. I have had a small and very ancient hair dryer for several years. With as short as my hair is, you would think it would take no time to get it washed, dried and […]

Affordable & Adorable Costumes for Trick-or-Treating from Costume Supercenter!

Hard to believe that summer is almost over and Fall is sneaking around the corner. Have you started to think about what your little ones will wear for their Halloween Costumes yet? We started to think about Halloween costumes a few months ago. I know, odd, but hey, I’d rather be on top of the […]

Are you ready for some Sam’s Club savings?

The fun and savings begins in just 4 days…. and a few hours! Are you ready to save like you’ve never saved before? If you are, or aren’t a Sam’s Club Plus Membership, Sam’s is welcoming you to Savings Celebration for Labor Day (Sept 1 through 6) to save some money, money, money! No need […]

Updated Contest Entries for Twitter

I was asked if it was OK for people to enter more than once a day, via Twitter, for a contest. I will say that I did say yes at first, but to be blunt here – I didn’t think that people would enter 500 times in 3 days. I could see 5 times or […]

Total $ Sam’s Club eValues Offered

Yesterday, I posted about Sam’s Club eValues. Do you clip coupons? Did you know that if you had a Sam’s Club Plus Membership and you were in the market for a vacuum cleaner, you would be able to save a nice $50.00 off of a Dyson DC25 Ball Vacuum? I don’t know about you, but […]

Customized Girl Sale – Cheer for 50% off Soffe Shorts! Now $9.97 Each!

I love customized tees, bags, shorts – you name it! I got this in my email this morning and thought I’d share it with you all. I am in dire need of some customized things for an upcoming Brandcation trip and with the prices that Customized Girl has, I think I can spring for a […]

Vapor steam cleaners for home

Do you have allergies? What about Asthma? Hubby and my 5 year old have allergies and I suffer from asthma. It is not fun when you are not able to breathe, or you have a reaction to something in your own home. We moved in to an old 1900 home 2 years ago and when […]

Coupons, on a card? Sam’s eValues

Savings. Coupons. Buy one get one. Buy one get half off. We love to save money anytime that we get. Who doesn’t like to save money that you can use to take your family on vacation some place? One thing that I love about Sam’s Club is that you don’t really have to ‘clip’ coupons, […]

A new way to treat stains! Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology

If you have kids, you have stains. Ah, who am I kidding… we all have stains! How do you treat your stains? I have been soaking clothes that have stains on them, overnight, with a homemade type of mixture. It works, so to speak, but what a pain! I wanted to introduce you to Wisk […]

Wordless Wednesday: First Day of School!

Why do they have to grow up so fast? Seems like yesterday that he was born! Tweet

Tailgating, grilling, burgers, beanbags, fun & Chicago Bears!

November 1, 2009, hubby and I ventured to Chicago to use some of our season Chicago Bears tickets and this year, we are going a little earlier; September 12th. I am ready to roll! We are already making our list of what to take and what to buy before then. Burgers, grilling, tailgating, beanbags, beer, […]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

I decided to make something different for the family tonight; Stuffed Bell Peppers with Asiago Fresco Cheese, in the CrockPot. I threw some things in a crockpot to test my own recipe. 1 lb of Cooked ground hamburger meat I like to cook anywhere from 5-10 pounds of ground hamburger meat and freeze them in […]

Save closet space with Wonder Hangers *Review*

We live in a 1900 home that we are always doing something to update it, remodel, paint, or add something to it. Our closets upstairs are very small; tiny is a better word. Poor hubby has a dresser upstairs, as well as one in the basement that holds some of his stuff since our closets […]

Sam’s Club to have Wi-Fi!

As a Sam’s Member, I wanted to share some information with you that I found truly great! Bentonville, Ark.—August 10, 2010— As part of its commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience, Sam’s Club today announced plans to upgrade all of its U.S. locations with Wi-Fi by November. The announcement was delivered to more […]

Elementary School Lunch Options

Tucker starts Junior Kindergarten tomorrow. He is SO excited! I am looking at, and printing, the school lunch menu and I have to say that I am very impressed with the menu. It has the calorie breakdown on it and the meals actually look tasty! I remember when I was in elementary school, I would […]

Healthy Choice – Healthy Me! *Giveaway 2 winners!* (Closed)

Just before BlogHer ’10, I started replacing one meal a day with Healthy Choice meals. At first, I will be honest and say that I was scared and skeptical about trying frozen meals, but I have to say that I have really enjoyed the wide line of meals that are offered. I am a very […]

Nanny McPhee Returns Prize Pack Movie Review! *Giveaway* (Closed)

This past Tuesday, I was able to take my family to a premier screening of Nanny McPhee Returns. In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and […]

Childhood Memories – Pictures

I have to laugh at these two pictures! My brother had just poked me. I was not happy. Mom pinched him. I was happy. By the way, my bangs were perfectly straight because mom used scotch tape and very sharp scissors to cut my hair. Gotta love this. Tweet

We love the Store Dress up Unit from Guidecraft! *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

If you have a little girl in your life, then you know what it’s like to have a little diva in training. Kambry loves, and I say that lightly, loves to dress up. The child changes her clothes more times in a night than I can count. Yes, even during the night she changes her […]

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

Those that have kids know that it takes a lot to keep your floors clean. Not everyone likes to spend a lot of money on cleaners to keep our floors clean. What if I told you that there was a spray mop that you could make and use your own cleaner in it? Talk about […]

Style & Comfort in my Berries from Aetrex!

While I was at BlogHer ’10 in New York City earlier this month, I did a lot of walking. I knew I would walk a lot, but didn’t realize how much I would walk until the first day that we were there and my feet were aching so much. We mostly did sightseeing the first […]

Toy Story 3 ACTION LINKS Toys *Review*

My kids seem to get bored with some toys more quickly than they used to. Maybe it’s because they are getting older so their attention span seems to run around like a roller coaster. We had a chance to check out two play sets from Mattel’s Action Links area of toys and I have to […]

Back to School. Lunch in affordable style. Citizenpip Soup to Nuts Kit (Closed)

Tucker starts Junior Kindergarten on Tuesday. He is so excited! I am sad to see my baby go off to school, but excited to see him start this path in his life. Some have asked me what Junior Kindergarten is; so I wanted to explain what it is with this post. Tucker had been in […]

Tucker starts Junior Kindergarten on Tuesday!

I have been asked about Tucker going to Junior Kindergarten instead of Kindergarten. I thought I would explain it here. Tucker was born at the end of July 2005. He meets an age where we can either: send him to Kindergarten this year, but he will be the youngest in his class and with the […]

It’s 83 degrees out, and she decides to wear this….


iPhone 4 FaceTime – It’s more than just a ‘phone’ call

Have you ever moved 5 hours away from  your best friend and wished that you could be there with her at any given time, or any given day? We moved to a small town, away from our friends and inlaws 2 years ago, so the thought of myself being ‘side by side’ with my bestie […]

Dylan’s Candy Bar Barbie Doll

A few years ago, my good friend Laurie introduced me to Dylan’s Candy Bar. I could kick myself for not visiting Dylan’s when we were in NYC for BlogHer! Dylan’s Candy Bar, which I had no idea was created from Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren. If that wasn’t great all in itself, Dylan’s Candy […]

Money Saving & Tasty Dishes from Ragu!

Confession: I grew up with my mother making any pasta dish from Ragu. I cannot tolerate any imposters when it comes to my pasta. I am just that picky. Ask my family, friends, husband – they will tell you it’s true.) While I was at BlogHer ’10 last week in NYC, I was invited to […]

Show us your Soul! Kia Soul ~ Kia’s Who’s Next contest

Do you ever wake up and wonder how your day is going to go? I had so many issues this summer from buying a new Jeep, breaking down in it and getting rid of it. My heart and soul wakes up every day to take care of my kids, my family and myself. How can […]

Wordless Wednesday: Can’t we just get one decent pic? Just one?


Patriotic Pup Pillow Pet *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

We travel quite a bit; ranging from just across the town for a day out, or driving for hours to visit our family. While we are in the car, I don’t care too much to tote along the kids’ pillows with us. Pillows tend to get a big bulky. Why not bring something fun in […]

iPad apps: My Numbers & Baby Explorer from Punflay

We love and use our iPad on a daily basis. If one child doesn’t have it – the other does. We use it as a family, hubby uses it for sports stuff, I use it for a lot of things as well, but the kids use it as a fun and interactive learning tool, as […]

Donating items again from BlogHer. Again!

How do  you recycle? Some of you may remember me from BlogHer 2009 in Chicago, IL. Last year, I drove from my home to Chicago, Illinois in my minivan. Why? Well, it was cost justifiable for the location, as well as I love Chicago, so I decided to take it upon myself to work with […]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano by KIBOOMU

The kids have  been having a hay day ever since I  bought my iPad. The kids use the iPad on a daily basis to play games, apps and even to stream movies from iTunes. Here are some apps that the kids love to play at home, and on the go. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Preschool […]

My Blog’Mobile

If you have followed my issues with  my Jeep from this Summer, you will know that we got rid of the poor Jeep and bought a brand new Borrego. I was asked if I was going to get my decals back on the new ride. The answer: YES! I am working on getting the family […]

Kambry’s new friend: American Girl Doll – Named ‘Kammie’

So she doesn’t officially have a name, that I could find, but meet #33, Kammie. She is a spitting image of Kambry!While we were in NYC for BlogHer ’10, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a trip to American Girl! Right when we got to the inlaws, MIL had Kambry’s hair braided back. […]

Milano: Not bad for a ‘cell phone pic’, huh?

Not too shabby for a ‘cell phone’ pic, huh? All I did to this picture was re-size it in Photoshop CS5, no color enhancing or anything. At a whopping 5MP, the iPhone 4 has simply stunning picture quality! More info to come soon! Tweet

Custom Camera Strap from Capturing Couture

Confession: I have a fifth limb: My Nikon. Everywhere that I go, I have my camera with me. I like to have my camera with me so that I wont miss out on any opportunity that is out there ready for us. While I love my camera, the camera strap isn’t the cutest in the […]

Mabels Labels: Skinny-Minis and Date Mates

I am all about labeling things. For those that know me, know that I am an organized person and like to have my name on things that are mine, even when I travel, stay home, or am making Tucker’s class snacks. Mabels Labels has a great selection of labels to help you out with everything […]