Archives for December 2010

Zippo Candle Lighter

I light a candle daily. I love the smell of a lit candle in my home. Picture this… you are trying to light a tall candle with a small regular size lighter, you try to angle it just right, it’s finally lit – wait, maybe not. You look down and your knuckles are black from […]

Despicable Me: DVD BluRay Combo Pack

I have been so excited to see one movie that we saw advertise for a while now; Despicable Me. If you haven’t seen this movie, this is a must for any collection! The perfect gift for the holidays arrives in the hilarious and heartfelt animated box office sensation, Despicable Me, available December 14, 2010 from […]

Lose weight. Maintain your weightloss with SlimFast snack bars

I have been on a weight loss mission for a few months and I am very proud to say that I have lost and am currently maintaining my 33 pound weight loss. I have done so much to get my weight down. I still eat what I want, in moderation. I work out on my […]

Recipe for Family Fun ~ The Family Dish {Recipes & more!}

With as hectic as this month, and with as crazy as the holidays have been, I like to tame it down a bit away from the big meals and get back to everyday living and cook meals that are more down to Earth. Pasta is one of my favorite dishes. One can never have too […]

Rayovac Powers Your Memories {Fan Fridays!}

How many toys, gadgets and electronics did you, your kids and your families get for Christmas. I cannot begin to tell you how many our house got, but I can tell you how we power them; Rayovac batteries. Don’t you hate it when you get your camera to take a picture of your little ones […]

Happy New Year!

May you all have a safe and Happy New Year! Cheers to many fun times ahead! Please be safe this New Year. We want to see your smiling faces around here for many times to come. Tweet

Changes in progress for Mommy Goggles {Pardon the dust!}

If you come here once and come back later, things may look a little different. I am working on some organizational things for the blog and from time to time the site will be on Maintenance Mode. Thanks for your patience as I get some things worked out today. Happy New Year!   Copyright secured by […]

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Recipe Finder App

I am always up for finding new apps to try out and new recipes to try for my family. I recenly came across one that everyone needs to have for a Slow cooker. Description Looking for savory, time saving slow cooker recipes? You’ll find 100’s of Original Crock-Pot® recipes that the whole family will enjoy. […]

JIMMY STONE’S GHOST TOWN By Scott Neumyer {e-Book}

I haven’t really been much of a reader like I should be. Just last year, I read the Twilight series on my iPad and loved them, then decided that I need to start reading more. It is so therapeutic! This weekend, I am going to start reading a new book that is from Scott Neumyer. […]

Zazzle iPhone & iPad cases

When it comes to my iPhone and even my iPad, I am a sucker for cases, especially custom cases. I love to change up the look and the cases protect my investments meanwhile having some fun in the process. I had a chance to work with Zazzle on an iPhone 4 case. Zazzle now offers […]

Crocs – Not just a clog anymore! Shoes for the whole family!

I live in the Midwest, and have been looking for a pair of boots that were functional as well as cute to look at. I never thought that Crocs would be the place to look for them. Slide into the season with cozy, lightweight fleece-lined boots, fun flats and wedges, cool, urban-inspired riffs on the […]

Top movie rentals for 2010

If you are like my house, we stay in every New Years’ Eve and usually make or order in pizza and watch movies. This is pretty common for people these days. We just don’t want to battle the crowds and like the coziness of our home. Nearly half of Americans will ring in the New […]

M&M’S Collection of Ecoist bags

When I am looking for a gift (holiday, birthday or just because), I like to gift something that isn’t your typical gift. When it comes to those unique gifts, I will be honest and say that I never really thought about recycled gifts. No, I am not talking about receiving a gift, and re-gifting. I […]

Holiday & Gift Battery Shopping Guide

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I am not alone when I say that just because Christmas has come and gone, the holiday parties and gift exchanges are continuing. We had a very busy month in my family between a family funeral, then our holiday events were postponed so we have had about […]

New Year… NEW LOOK!

What do you think?? December was a hard month for my family and myself with the loss of my granddaddy. I am home from Texas and home from the holidays and working to get emails, winners and posts caught up. I thought I would start the new year with a new look. Let me know […]

Wordless Wednesday: I don’t remember buying this ornament…


And a very Merry Christmas to you all… and to all a good night.

This month has been very emotional for myself, as well as my family. Thank you all for your condolences for the loss of my granddaddy. Sometimes we are prepared, other times we are are no where near ready for what is to come. Without going in to detail – let me just say for you […]

Jelly Belly Invites Fans to Create World’s Most Creative Cupcake Challenge!

What do you get when you mix your love for Jelly Belly® jelly beans with your passion for cupcakes? A chance to win $10,000! Jelly Belly fans and cupcake lovers are invited to decorate the world’s most creative cupcake using Jelly Belly jelly beans. At, simply upload a photo of your original, decorated cupcake […]

Wordless Wednesday: Melting Snowman, or a candy thief?


Heaven just gained an amazing angel, my granddaddy.

This morning, I received a phone call that hurt more than I had expected it would. My granddaddy passed away this morning around 7:30am. I am waiting on details from my family about arrangements. In the meantime, I am packing to fly back to Texas, but also trying to arrange sitters and getting things gathered […]

Take holiday treats in Rubbermaid TakeAlong containers

When my kids and I were out this week, we were shopping for holiday decorations, gifts and containers to store (and ship) holiday goodies in, I looked at the prices of all the containers and tins and about fell over. The estimate price was about $2.00 per container. To be honest, if I am going […]

Gifts for her: Pajama Set + Hipster & Bra Set

For holiday shopping, we moms and women tend to forget about ourselves. I don’t see the harm in us gals buying something for ourselves when we are so busy running around everywhere looking for that perfect gift for mom, dad, brother, friends, and even the pet in our house. I love a comfy pair of […]

Jelly Belly Chocolate Dips 5-Flavor Gift Box

Treats. Yummy treats! Every holiday, my dad and step-mom always give my husband and I Jelly Belly jelly beans with some cash. Who can turn down yummy treats and cash? I know I can’t resist either! This holiday, there is a new Jelly Belly product that we are already giddy about. Jelly Belly Chocolate Dips […]

XSPRESS Runner Shoes from Aetrex

I have been working out on my elliptical, as well as running and walking to stay active but have been having some pains in my legs. My only guess was that this was being caused from my shoes. I swear I have tried several types of shoes, even tried new padding to see if that […]

Hostess joins with Dreamworks – Shrek Ever After DVD & Hostess Giveaway! {Closed}

We are huge fans of Shrek, as well as Hostess. Who can deny their love for the characters of Shrek & the tasty fun of Hostess? I am working with Hostess’ on their latest promotion featuring the new DVD Shrek Forever After. If you haven’t tried the new Gingerbread Shrek/Holiday themed Donettes (mini donuts), you […]

Isotoner smarTouch gloves

With Winter here and in full force, I have caught myself reaching for my iPhone to text, answer a call or simply to add a note reminder for myself later, but not being able to because the screen will not work since I have gloves on. There is a solution to this, and I am […]

Less time cooking. More time with family! {Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast}

Thanksgiving came and passed. Christmas is next week, then New Years is just after that. What are these, other than holidays? Sure, we get to hang out with family, we get to eat a lot of tasty food, but how often do you think about the hours that go in to cooking these meals for […]

Wilton Holiday Baking – 3 fun cookie must have’s!

The holidays snuck up on us this year. It seems that it was just summer a few days ago, and here we are with snow on the ground and the Christmas tree up in the living room. With the holidays, in our house, come holiday baking. I have really been getting in to baking this […]

Pepperidge Farms: Milano Reindeer Cupcakes

In celebration of National Cupcake Day, I wanted to pass along this adorable, kid-friendly idea from Pepperidge Farm. This is one of the most adorable, and easy, cupcake ideas that I have ever seen. Milano Reindeer Cupcakes: Red topped iced cupcakes with a Milano® cookie (face), a Chocolate Fudge Pirouette® rolled wafer (antlers), two Chocolate […]

Meet Oreo!

Back on October 31st, I posted about  how we were considering adopting a new kitty. Her name was Mae {Mae West}. Once I met her in person, I knew we had to have her and we already had some new names in mind for her. Introducing… OREO. To show you one reason why we wanted […]

Wilton Cake Pops Contest!

Have you heard of Cake Pops before? I will admit that I heard of them a few months ago, but never really knew WHAT they were, to the extent of what they were all about. They are so cute, so fun and really easy to make! Here is the new book from Wilton that has […]

Wordless Wednesday: Saying a prayer while holding my granddaddy’s hand


Thank you PRO2!

I am in Lubbock, TX to visit my granddaddy in the hospital. We’ve had some scares, but he is stable right now. Since he has to wear a mask for his bi-pap machine, he was getting bruising on his nose, cheeks and even on his forehead from the mask not fitting him right. I was […]

A gift that won’t be re-gifted!

This post brought to you by NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine. We travel a lot. This ranges from family events just across the state, to cross country trips to visit friends and family. There’s one thing that I never leave home without, and that’s my navigation system. I swear, I’d get lost in my […]

Taking a Family Leave

I am taking off in the morning (Thursday) for a family leave to visit my grandfather in the hospital in Texas. I should return over the weekend, but will be playing that day by ear. I will be checking emails & moderating comments as I am able. Thank you for your prayers, love and support. […]

Wordless Wednesday: Our Holiday Cards

Last weekend, we finally took our pictures for our holiday cards. I am quite happy with them and cannot wait to receive them! Tweet

Entertain in style with Mozaik

Thanksgiving is over with, but Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. It seems that we are always baking, cooking and serving everyone, so when do we get a chance to sit down for a minute and just enjoy our company without having to worry with the dishes or with who broke a […]

Attempting family pictures today

So much has been going on these days that I haven’t had time to take our family pictures for our holiday cards. This time, last year, I already had 200+ photo cards in the mail. Here we are December 5th, and I haven’t even taken our pictures yet. Go me! Our Sam’s Club donation tree […]

Holiday Shopping has Begun! Rayovac saves you money!

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready? When I say ready – I mean, do you have the batteries that Santa needs to put in those electronics and toys that move? We are so ready this year! Last year was so chaotic while the kids were opening their presents. They would open one and […] Success Stories – Apple iPad Giveaway! (Closed)

I cannot begin to tell you how many places I have listed my resume on in the past; locally, newspaper online sites, email, and then there is the popular When I lived in Texas, my favorite job of all time came from – no joke! When I was approached to post about the […]

Way Basics Storage Cubes

Between all my and hubby’s things in our house, and the kids toys, books and playroom movies, we are always looking for affordable ways to stay organized. This is where Way Basics Storage Cubes have come in to play. Way Basics Storage Cube – Red Way Basics Storage Cubes are made from 99% recycled paper […]

Wordless Wednesday: She found a ‘friend’