Archives for July 2011

Affresh Stainless Steel Cleaner… 4 weeks later

A few weeks ago, I first tried a new product, affresh Stainless Steel Cleaner from Whirlpool, on my stainless steel fridge. With two kids that are constantly in and out of the fridge and always playing in the kitchen and putting their artwork on the fridge… there is always handprints and smudges on the fridge. […]

Special creations from Gallery Direct

Earlier this month, I showed you the entire process that I experienced with Gallery Direct. The entire process is amazingly easy, and quite fun I might add. My first experience was for the gifting reason. I really wanted to use my first experience to get an outsiders first thoughts and expression about what Gallery Direct […]

Indulge in Skinny Cow Candy #Giveaway {Closed}

I have worked pretty darn hard over the last few months to lose 50 pounds and to maintain that weightloss. One thing that I firmly believe in is that you can lose weight while enjoying sweets. You don’t have to give everything up! The Skinny Cow you know and love now has NEW Candy that […]

Wordless Wednesday: Happy 6th Birthday to my baby boy!

SIX YEARS? Really? Where did the time go??? On Thursday, July 28th, my baby boy will turn 6 years old! Happy Birthday Tucker, we love you!! The day we found out you were a boy. The day before you were born. July 28, 2005 Hospital pictures. I love these! 2 weeks old 4 weeks old […]

Last Friday Night – It happens to everyone…. admit it!

I heard this song well over a year ago. Once I was trying to tell my friends about it, they were like ‘What… it’s not a song!’. Guess what folks – it is and I have been waiting on the video to this song for a YEAR now! Once again, Katy Perry has surprised me […]

On the go with Jif To Go – Garmin GPS, Jif Gift Pack + $50 #Giveaway! {Closed}

This may be summer time, but it is far from a summer vacation with baseball games, practices, sibling fights, and summer traveling. With as much as we travel, I am always looking for easy snacks to take on the go, but I want them to be unlike the traditional snack bags that you see a […]

Recipe & How To make Grilled Mini-Pizzas

While I was at Midwest Moms Summit last weekend, I received a sample of 5 grain flax Foldit Flatbread. Today, I decided to try these bad boys out by making grilled min pizzas. Super easy, super fast and super yummy! Since our stove is out of commission for another week I used my countertop grill […]

Where are you? Check in with Moby

Anytime I travel, I like to check in to locations and share it with my main Facebook. At first, I can say that I thought check-in’s were a scream for ‘come stalk me please’, but with as much as I travel, these check-in’s let my family know where I am at and that I made […]

Need a smile? Eggbods are here to save the day!

I may not have a desk within an office building that I am used to for the last 10 years, but I do still have a desk in my home office. No matter where your desk is located, we all have off days where we could sure use a smile (or ten!). When I received […]

Safe Skies TSA Accepted Luggage Locks #Giveaway {Closed}

I travel a lot. There’s no doubt about that. One thing that I have considered to keep my luggage belongings safe is to get a lock for my suitcase, but we all know how strict the TSA has gotten. Why lock something when the airline security will just snap it off? Well, there is a […]

Bergan Catnip Cyclone

We have two kitties… Milano and Oreo. Both are a spitting image of each other, but Oreo (the youngest of the two) is a spitfire of energy that keeps both on their toes. We have been searching for kitty toys that will keep them entertained, something that are a bit different than your usual feather […]

2011 Midwest Floods; The Aftermath

Yesterday, we were supposed to go to a dairy farm in Nebraska that is about 90 miles away from our home in SW Iowa. While the Google maps told us that the route was 90 miles, it didn’t factor in all the roads that were closed due to the Midwest Flooding that we’ve been experiencing. […]

What are your kids reading this summer?

While school may be out on Summer break, we are still reading books and keeping Tucker’s memory fresh from what he learned in Junior Kindergarten. Some of his favorite books that we have here at home are: Scooby-Doo ‘The Big Bad Blizzard (Level 2 Readers) Tonka Truck & Friends ‘Good as New’ Tonka Truck & […]

Rayovac Six Flags Promotion {Win a Family Fun Pack to Six Flags!}

When I lived in Texas, we made so many trips to Six Flags. Hubby and I went there the last time in 2004 just before we moved from Texas to Iowa. If you are going to go – the speed pass is the way to go! With our love for Six Flags, I am excited […]

Wordless Wednesday: Piñata fun


Goodbye BlackBerry – Hello HTC 7 Pro!

Tomorrow, I will be saying goodbye to my BlackBerry and saying hello to my new friend, HTC 7 Pro. With a sliding full QWERTY keyboard and tilt-up display, the Windows HTC 7 Pro is perfect for keeping in touch via text messaging, social networking and e-mail with full Microsoft Exchange support and access to Zune, […]

Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan Helped me Lose & Keep off 50 pounds!

This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve worked so hard to lose weight over the last few months. I am so proud to announce that I have lost 50 pounds and kept it off! With exercise and practicing moderation control, anyone can lose weight and keep it […]

Happy 8th Anniversary to us!

8 years ago today, hubby and I were married. Happy Anniversary baby! I love you! Yes.. I had on tennis shoes. White leather Keds to be exact. I had to get out of those ceremony shoes in to something comfy! These next two pictures were on our Christmas cards in 2003. Our wedding party. My […]

TEXAS ON TOUR Mobile Marketing Exhibit

The kids and I just got back from Texas for a week visiting and traveling all over Texas. I am from Texas and have always loved the state. I am a proud Texan, always will be, even if I do currently live in the Midwest. I wanted to share with you a neat ‘road trip’ […]

ClamCase 2 now available!

I travel a lot and the one thing that I take with me at all times is my iPad. Well, since I got the iPad 2, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the ClamCase of the iPad 2. Now it’s here! I have the original ClamCase, and I am very eager to check […]

DUPLO Brand Cars 2 sets

On June 24th, Cars 2 was released in theaters. I am so excited to see this movie. We haven’t yet, but we can’t wait to see it! With all the hype about Cars 2, I am excited to say that we had a chance to check out a fun product from DUPLO Brand! Luigi and […]


Kambry is 3 ½ years old and she has been really getting in to watching fun girly movies. Some characters that she has enjoyed watching and getting to know are Bratz and Care Bears. We had the chance to watch some new DVD’s: Care Bears: Flower Power Bratz: BFF (Best Friends Forever) I grew up […]

Kohls Chaps Knot-Front Surplice Dress

With BlogHer ’11 quickly approaching, the talk is ‘what to wear’. A couple months ago, I had the chance to work with Chaps to check out a dress. At first, I wasn’t sure that this dress would be my style. I am more in to black attire for cocktail parties, or a cute yet sassy […]

Our Experience with Gallery Direct {Canvas & Floater Frame}

I had a chance to work with Gallery Direct to check out a canvas and share my experience with you all. From start to finish, I was pleased with everything! About Gallery Direct Galley Direct is a privately-held company, two guys with a vision: Fine Art for Everyone! Top echelon artwork was really very expensive […]

I am a Mom Central Whirlpool Mom!

I am so stinking excited to announce that I am a Whirlpool Mom to participate in the Whirlpool Wash Test Drive team courtesy of Whirlpool and Mom Central! I cannot begin to express my excitement for being chosen! I will be going from this: To THIS! I am still in shock! For almost 100 years, […]

MassMutual is Helping Families Plan for the Future

There are so many things that we can do to protect our families, but one thing that isn’t thought of enough is our child’s financial future. Did you know over the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of their school systems? Nearly three quarters of these families […]

Rayovac Flashlights and Fireworks

How was your July 4th holiday? We traveled to Texas to visit family & friends and we had a great time! With the Texas droughts, we weren’t able to set off any fireworks ourselves, but we did watch some from our backyard to the stadium. Our priority was more than fireworks, but was for family […]

Caylee’s Law: Please sign!

If you have been keeping up with the Casey Anthony case, you will know that she was released from the murder charge. I have so many thoughts on this, but one positive thought is that the public stood up and started a petition to start a new law ‘Caylee’s Law’. I agree on some that […]

Texas Travels & Holy Heat!

The kids and I have been traveling for a week now from Iowa to Texas to visit family and friends. We have been having a great time and making some lasting memories, that’s for sure! While I grew up in Texas, I do not remember the heat being this powerful! I mean – even my […]

Wordless Wednesday: Patriotic Sweets!