Archives for June 2011

Monte Carlo: The Must See Summer Movie!

This post brought to you by Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine. I love those good family movies that really get you thinking about yourself and life itself. I may be in my 30’s, but I still enjoy movies that have young stars in them, like Selena Gomez. In theaters now, there is a […]

Wordless Wednesday: A boy & his Pops


Rayovac Powers our Vacation

We are getting ready to head to Texas for a week. It’s funny to me to see how many things that we use on a daily basis that takes batteries. While I am packing our clothes and things that we need for the week and holiday weekend, there are two things that are a must […]

I am the social media QUEEN! *Iowa Indy Corn 250 at the Iowa Speedway*

Need I say more, that we didn’t already know? I know.. I know.. they got the website wrong. Go to that site and see where it takes you. 😉 I am in Des Moines until Sunday with the amazing folks at the Iowa Corn Association for the second time. Last time, we were taught all […]

Great Rayovac Gifts for Dad

What did you get dad for Father’s Day? I will say that I didn’t physically mail my dad a gift ON Father’s Day, I will be bringing gifts to my dad and my step-dad when we are in Texas (I live in Iowa) next week to be with them and my family in July. My […]

Affresh Stainless Steel Cleaner from Whirlpool Corporation

Ever since I remodeled my kitchen and we got a stainless steel refrigerator, I have had a booger of a time trying to keep my fridge looking clean. With two kids, 6 and 3, this is more than a challenge than I thought it would be. I have tried so many products to get my […]

Wordless Wednesday: What kind of dinosaur is it?


Toddy Gear: Toddy Smart Cloth

One of my most important investments that I have purchased for my blog and media travels are my iPad’s. The screen gets dirty and smudges on it, and I’ve been careful at what I use to keep the screen clean and safe. I was asked to try out a product that promised to get the […]

Family Game Night with Hasbro’s Cars 2 Games

We love to play games! I will admit that I have disliked playing games in the past, but that mostly refers to card games. The classic games are what I love. One game that I remember playing as a kid was Operation. I cannot tell you how many times my family and I played Operation! […]

Scosche freeKEY – flexible wireless keyboard

Anytime I travel, my iPad goes with me. There are times where I need a keyboard, but there are also times where I don’t. While I do not carry a briefcase or similar laptop case to carry my iPad, I do carry a purse for it, but I don’t care to have it weighed down […]

HunnyB’s Soy Candles Review & Giveaway! {Closed}

I love my home to smell nice and always have a candle burning or a wall plug in for scented wax. Some of the candles I have bought, well, the smell just don’t seem to linger throughout the house the way I would like them to. I had the chance to check out a brand […]

My experience with Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. I have worked very hard the last few months to lose weight, maintain and keep off 48 pounds. A few months ago, I was asked to replace my daily multivitamin with Walgreens Brand Advanced Formula A thru Z Multivitamin in addition to my […]

Bare Necessities Friends & Family Sale – 20% Off Site Wide! Ends on 6/20/2011

Bare Necessities Friends & Family Sale – 20% Off Site Wide! Ends on 6/20/2011 Now is the perfect time to stock up on your bare necessities. Save on this season’s swimwear, on the perfect t-shirt bras for your summer tees, or on the right pair of pj’s for those warm summer nights. Plus, our men’s […]

Tips on keeping your relationship fresh from Two of

This post brought to you by TwoOfUs. All opinions are 100% mine. I am usually a ‘go-to’ person when it comes to relationship and life advice with my friends and family. Within my own life, I have been through a lot that have definitely taught me life lessons within my own adventures, but at times, […]

PowerSkin: Shock-Absorbing, Battery-Boosting Smartphone Cases *Review* Love it!

I use my iPhone so much that find myself recharging it several times during the day. When I am on a media event, I am doing that even more than I do when I am home or running local errands. I had the chance to check out a product that has not only helped keep […]

Smucker’s Uncrustables "Perfect. Portable. Simply Delicious" $50 Giveaway {Closed}

We are always on the go, no doubt about that. Some mornings, we will wake up and make a random trip to run a day of errands and running around. When we get ready for the day, I like to pack the kids a bag of water bottles and snacks. We had never tried Smucker’s® […]

Wordless Wednesday: Blogger in training


Field of Vision – NBC Family Movie Premiers tonight! 6/11/11 7pm central

A few months ago, I had the pleasure to go on a movie set for an upcoming NBC Family Movie that is airing at 7PM Central time. I have always liked the thought of family movie night, but to be honest, I haven’t seen too many that have caught my eye, as well as my […]

Pa-Pa-Pa- Poker Cake!

Today is hubby’s birthday, so I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and look on the Wilton website at cake ideas. I came across a Poker Cake and thought ‘Hey, I can do that’… so I did. Well, not exactly how the cake in their picture was, but I decided to take the […]

Create a pet with Cube Dog {App} #CleverCubeDog

Some of my favorite investments has to be my iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Not only can I use them for travel and work, but there are so many things that we can do as a family, as well as that my kids can play with meanwhile having fun learning. I had the chance to […]

Wordless Wednesday: The new sub of the week….


Rubbermaid Glass with Easy Find Lids {Closed}

I live in a 1900 home, and in my kitchen comes lack of storage. I find myself de-cluttering quite often just to make sure I have room for all my containers, the lids, the sets and the mis-matched pieces that I have. I spend countless time trying to find dishes to cook in, dishes to […]

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS Season One 4-DVD set in stores June 7, 2011

My kids (yes, even my 3 1/2 year old daughter) are huge Transformers fans, so when I heard that there was an upcoming  4-DVD set for season one, I had to check it out. My son’s love came for the Transformers when he got a Transformer on his 3rd birthday; not to mention that it […]

Lunchables New Lunch Combinations {Closed}

I cannot tell you how much my family loves Lunchables. Not only do the kids love them for snacks, but my son loves to take one as his school lunch from time to time and I love to have one as a treat for myself and when we travel on long road trips, I pack […]

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors

If there’s one show that my kids (almost 6 & 3 1/2) love to watch, it’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. When I saw that there was a new episode set being released, I thought it would be something that my little ones would love. It comes with it’s own remote (Mickey Mote) where they can use […]

Miriam flat from Naturalizer

Most women go shoe crazy over heels or boots, but I go ga-ga over flats. I have always loved flats because I am tall and didn’t want to tower over people, but I really got in to wearing flats about 5 years ago. Those cute and unique styles really catch my eye. I was given […]

Wilton 2012 Yearbook & 2012 Wilton Tent Sale!

I am back from the amazing Summer 2011 Wilton Mom ReTreat where we were given SO much information that I am bursting at the seams to tell you all about! Here’s a breakdown: I was shown (errrr GIVEN & autographed by the ever so amazing Steve – the main brain behind the creations) of the […]

Disney’s Release of Cars 2 Rayovac Sweepstakes

Every night, we have quiet time for the kids in the playroom where they are able to watch one Disney movie before they tame down for the night. I grew up with a quiet time, so I thought I would try it with my kids and it’s been a night time routine and a life […]

Field of Vision: Synopsis & Cast Information

Field of Vision Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Walker, a troubled new transfer student.  Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost […]