Archives for October 2010

I think I need her. What do you think?

She is a spitting image of Milano. I think we need to bring her home (right image). What do you think? Tweet

Fountain of Youth with Eucerin

My skin is so important to me. While I may not have the best skin in the world, I take care of it all that I can. I have tried so many skin cleansers and so many moisturizers that I can’t even count, when all along, all that I needed was just washing my skin […]

We powered our Jack-O-Lantern with Rayovac!

What are you using to power your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween? Hubby broke out a candle, but I told him ‘Let’s try something different… Let’s use a small flashlight powered with Rayovac batteries!’ Here’s what I used… A small reading LED light with Rayovac batteries. I turned it on the white light, and left it in […]

Spina Bifida Awareness

October was Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and as it comes to an end, this is a topic that needs more awareness on, daily! Did you know that birth defects occur in 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the U.S.? And Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect? In honor of […]

What’s in a name? {Pillow Pets Facebook Contest!}

If you read my blog and follow along on my Twitter stream, you will see my love for Pillow Pets. Yes, even I have a pillow pet that I sleep with and that I even travel with. My kids, my family and yes, even my husband loves Pillow Pets. They are awesome to travel with, […]

Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck

My kids love toys. Who’s kid doesn’t love interaction fun and toys that talk back? We had the chance to check out the Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck. I have seen these commercials and ads on TV, and have been curious about this toy. Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck Boys will really be cleaning up […]

Lug: Heart Quilted Puddle Jumper Bag *Travel Review* – Love it!

I travel a lot. That ranges from blog conferences, airline travel, family vacations or even out for the day to run errands. When I am off to a bloggy event, I can say that my travel experiences are not too terribly the best. I look around when I am in an airport and I see […]

Protect your home with Lifeshield Security

We may live in a small town, but no size of town means that you are safe from a break-in. We live in a 1900 home, so it isn’t the tightest of houses when it comes to security, but now that I have been introduced to LifeShield, I do have to say that I feel […]

Engraved Gifts for anyone from Things Remembered! *Giveaway!* (Closed)

When it comes to gifts, I like to find something that is unique to the person that I am gifting it to. Personally, I love things that can be personalized because it adds so much personal meaning to the item itself, and it brings so much happiness to my heart to see the reaction of […]

Holiday Gifts & Decorating from Family Dollar

I was recently asked to be a part of the ‘Family Dollar Fam’ so that my family could check out some of the affordable gifts and decorating things that Family Dollar had to offer this season. I have to say that I am really excited to see so many new things hit the shelves, especially […]

Cyberstalking – at it’s finest

I have a couple that likes to stalk every single move I make, every breath I take. Cyberstalking is nothing to be taken lightly, especially when it comes to the quack jobs that have harassed me for 5 years, mocked every single move I make and even attempt to to use their government earned ‘earnings’ […]

Act of Kindness & Being a Good Samaritan – Are you one?

When was the last time that you performed an Act of Kindness? Do you consider yourself a good samaritan? Recently, when hubby and I were out and about, I gave up my seat on a bus for an expectant mother and her child. Hubby has gladly given up his seat numerous times even when we […]

PurpleTrail Shower Invitations & Bridal Shower Tips

Hubby and I married in July 2003. We met in Texas and lived in Texas, but most of the attendees that would be coming to our wedding lived out of state, in Iowa. We priced so many things in Dallas, and compared the pricing to where hubby wanted to get married; in Iowa. Well, we […]

Toy Story 3 on iTunes – SALE! Tuesday 11/02 Only! (Starting at 12:01am!)

Have you seen the new Toy Story 3 yet? We have, and I have to say that of all the Toy Story movies, this one is my favorite! Anytime I travel, I like to either rent or buy movies in Apple’s iTunes so that I will have movies for my trips, but we also like […]

Thank you Mario! (All Service Limousine)

I have been to Chicago (Bolingbrook, IL, actually) to visit Wilton, and to learn more about the art of decorating and how easy it is to make beautiful treats from Wilton. The first time I was there in June, we had a few different drivers that picked us up from the airport, took us from […]

Pink Together 2010 – “Connecting for a Cure” Gift Pack Giveaway! (Closed)

I have been touched in so many ways by cancer in my life by friends and family; mostly with Breast Cancer. I have a friend that is on her 10th year of being cancer free (YAY!), and another friend that lost her sister from this cancer. In some way, shape or form, we are all […]

Spec Fitted iPad Case Giveaway–5 Winners! (Closed)

I will admit that when I first heard about Apple’s iPad product, I didn’t understand what the craze was about. Now that I own one, I travel with my iPad everywhere I go; bloggy events, family vacations, outings with the kids. The kids use my iPad a lot more than I ever thought they would […]

Plan an adult Halloween Party with Alizé Liqueur – Recipes!

While, yes, Halloween may be for the kids to get dressed up, go trick or treating and have fun, but what about the adults? We love to see our little ones having fun, but adults deserve to have some adult fun as well. I had a chance to check out Alizé Liqueur and try out […]

Go Green with Rayovac Rechargeable Products!

I cannot tell you how many batteries my household goes through in a week, let alone a month. We used to keep batteries on our grocery list to buy every time we were out. This got expensive! We bought one time batteries because at the time, I thought rechargeable batteries were too expensive to start […]

Adorable Squeaky Shoes from Pickle Shoes! *Giveaway*

I have found myself looking for shoes for my kids that aren’t your average shoes that you would buy with a cartoon character on them locally. This, personally, annoys me beyond all get out. I would rather pay more for something that is cute, unique and a pair of shoes that not every other child […]

Free Laurie Berkner CD with the purchase of a pair of Umi shoes!

We love Umi Shoes & my kids adore Laurie Berkner, so I thought I’d pass this information on to you! Umi is offering for a free Laurie Berkner CD with the purchase of a pair of Umi shoes. Click on the images below for information! Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: To finish a race, you must first finish!

I was able to visit the Iowa Speedway recently. Not only was it a fun experience, it was full of amazing thoughts and tons of information – Oh and fabulous pictures…. and the ability to be in the passenger seat of a car going 109 miles an hour around the corners… Check out the video […]

Holiday Shoes from Scarpasa – Review

I love shoes. Who doesn’t?! While I may be a work at home mommy, I do a lot of traveling for my blog, as well as with the holidays coming up, we will be doing some traveling as well for Thanksgiving and even Christmas. I have been on a weight loss mission in where I […]

Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony initiative – Charity Auction through 10/21!

I am very excited to be a part of the Ralph Lauren Ambassador program through Mom Central! It is so nice to see companies taking more initiative to help out causes such as breast cancer. This month – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony initiative, which raises awareness and funds in support […]

Rude & unprofessional email response to a blogger from who? A social media agency!

I work with a lot of PR agencies, companies directly and with a lot of bloggers that have turned in to being the best friends anyone could ask for. There are many PR Agencies out there. Many! I, just like many bloggers, do get products in trade for some reviews or postings, there are times […]

Dear PR, Companies & Agencies…… Question: Do YOU work for free?

I will be blunt and be honest with everyone in the PR and company aspect…. Ready? (this is an email that I sent to a company that I rearrange my entire day, entire schedule – all for what? You will see.) When I first heard about this webinar, I was very excited. In fact, I […]

My trip to the Iowa Cornucopia Tour & Living History Farms, Des Moines, Iowa

I live in Iowa, but I am native from Texas. I have always been associated with a farm in some way, shape or form. Growing up, we had our own animals that we raised and took to butcher for our food. When I was 18, I lived on a farm where we planted, grew and […]

Mattel’s Monster High Doll Assortments

Kambry loves dolls, it doesn’t matter what they are, but she does seem to have a keen eye to dolls with style and that differentiate themselves from other toys and dolls out there. Over the summer, I had a chance to see some new dolls that were being released from Monster High™ Doll Assortment Tweens […]

The Garfield Show: Odie Oh! DVD *Giveaway!*

I grew up loving Garfield and now that I am a mother, my kids are falling more and more in love with this furry feline! When I found out about a new DVD that was being released, I was excited to check it out with my family.Even as an adult, I still love Garfield, Odie, […]

Casio Baby-G Hellz Bellz

I was born in the 70’s, and I am an 80’s child, that’s for sure! Any chance I get, I love to spread the word about how amazing the 80’s were – minus the half permed – half feathered hair that mom used to fix my hair to be during picture day. I love to […]

Barbie Video Girl Doll

My kids aren’t too knowledgeable when it comes to technology and being on the internet. I am working with them more, because no matter what we will want to think or know, our kids will be introduced to the online world at some time or another. While I will not be pushing the computer and […]

Perfect Cookie Decorating with Wilton’s Color Flow Icing

On Sunday, October 10, 2010, I had the chance again to go to Chicago to visit with the amazing people from Wilton. I have known about Wilton my entire life, grew up with Wilton products and baking with my family, and in June, I even learned a few things about cake decorating and I even […]

Midas $50.00 Tire Safety Kit *Giveaway!*

We trade in our vehicles every few years. I have always been this way, but if there’s one key advice to taking care of your vehicle (no matter how long you have had it or are planning on keeping it) its that we need to take care of our car(s). The main way is by […]

My candle for October 15th Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Please be sure to light a candle at 7:00pm … any time zone, today October 15th for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I lit my own candle……. Please light one, if not for yourself, for a loss of a pregnancy or an infant. Tweet

Airlines using tape to mend their planes?

Try not to laugh too terribly hard. Yes, I took a picture inside of a lavatory (aka: bathroom) in an airplane. Why? See for yourself. Seriously? They used stickers to ‘fix’ a wall that had fallen? Are they for real? I guess this is better than that one flight I was on from *ahem* United […]

3rd Annual Protect Your Identity Week , October 17-23

I cannot express to you how important that our identity is to us. It means so much, more than words or money can pay out. We have worked so hard to build our lives, our credit, so why not make sure that your identity is safe? You do everything you can to protect your family.  […]

Home. Gone. Home. Gone. Back. Going.

How’s that for confusing? I was in Chicago from Sunday through Tuesday evening for Wilton, home long enough to unpack, repack and drive to DesMoines on Wednesday morning to meet with the Iowa Corn Growers Association. I have SO much information, pictures, videos, links and so much to share with you all from both events. […]

Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition

I grew up with some of the best Disney movies, including Beauty and the Beast. When I heard that it was being released, and in a Diamond collector’s edition, I was so excited! Not only so I could see it again from since I was a kid, but so I could let my kids grow […]

Caryn’s Lunch Order

This. Was. Awesome!! Caryn’s order with an omelet with toast and fruit’ ‘Four egg omlet, with two eggs… Not four. Oh, and egg whites only, please? Veggies, no mushrooms, please? Oh, and no cheese, please?’ Waiter: ‘There isn’t cheese in the vegetarian omelet, but would you like cheese?’ Caryn: ‘Oh cool!’ Oh, fruit, but no […]

New Oscar Mayer Lunchables *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Tucker is in junior Kindergarten and at times, he will buy his lunch at school, but he also loves to make his lunch to take with him. I can be the first to say that I get bored easily with the same ol’ lunch sandwich and I know that Tucker does too. It is hard […]

Stay home & have a fun family Stay-cation with Coleman!

Just like a lot of families out there, we are on a budget for our one income household. We love to go places as a family, but frankly, we just can’t afford it. In this economy right now, there’s more and more families staying home and making the best of what they have; their back […]

Skincare at Sam’s Club? YES! Sophyto – Organic Science. Natural Beauty.

Things have been so chaotic lately with being reconnected with a family member that I haven’t seen in 13 years that I haven’t had a chance to tell you all about my amazing experience to Arkansas to meet with Sam’s Club just a few short weeks ago. I promise I will get that posted soon! […]

Say Boo to the Flu!

My son is in school, so he brings home those lovely germs. We are always wiping things down with Clorox wipes – always! Knobs, counter tops, the kids’ toys – if it has a surface, we wipe it down! Can you get the flu by going out in the cold with wet hair? How long […]

Uncommon iPhone 4 Deflector Case *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

I like to be different, unique and to show my fun and professional side. What is a better way to do that, than with a custom phone case that shows who you are, as well as that can be something like a walking business card – your phone! I have seen some stick on label […]

Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse (Take 2! A month later!)

A few weeks ago, I received a bottle of Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse and was asked by Crest and Mom Central to use this twice a day, for a month and see how good I felt after each use and after the month. Well, here it is about a month and – whoah! I really […]

Corn. Sugar. Corn Sugar? High Fructose Corn Syrup. What’s all the buzz about?

I am about to say four words that may shock you. High Fructose Corn Syrup I have had a curiosity about the differences in high fructose corn syrup verses sugar. The Corn Refiners Association launched a multi-media campaign to clear up some miscommunications. Many of the spark stemz from fructose vs. glucose and the quantity […]