Archives for November 2011

24 days of gifts

Tomorrow morning, we start 24 day of gifts for the kids. I did something like this last year, but not to this extent. While the kids will have their gifts from us, and Santa will make his appearance, I thought it would be fun to do one gift a day, per child, for 24 days […]

4 Coats. 4 Brands. 1 Winner! Which kept us warmer? Winter Coat Challenge.

We live right in the heart of America, in Iowa, where our winters last about half the year, where we get snowed in more than I’d like to count and where the kids love to go out and play in the snow since there seems to always be snow throughout our winter months. We’ve had […]

Not so Wordless Wednesday: “The Stare”

When we had someone snap a family picture for our holiday cards.. this is the look my son gave in 5 of the 6 pictures. In other words… I had a friend morph two different pictures of our family in a group so that it would give us a decent picture for our holiday cards. […]

Blythe Loves Littlest Pet Shop Pet Jet Playset

I think there are those Christmas gifts that the kids love to get, yet the parent dreads having it in their home. You know what I’m talking about…. those toys that are loud and never shut up, or those that include a million tiny pieces that seem to get stepped on and end up in […]

Around the Family Table with Smucker’s Gift Basket #Giveaway (Closed)

A few weeks ago, I was able to visit the Smucker’s Family for the second time. There, I was able to learn tips on how to create the perfect pie, how to make homemade ice cream without the mega expense of an ice cream maker as well as photographing your holiday creations. As I work […]

THE AVENGERS: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3 & 4

My kids are both huge superhero fans. I may have a girly girl for a daughter, but she loves superhero movies just as my son does. When we saw that the best superheroes were out on DVD collections, we had to check it out! THE AVENGERS: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Volume 3: Iron Man Unleashed Synopsis: […]

Let Rayovac power your Christmas with the 4 Position AA & AAA Charger with Batteries

As Thanksgiving and Black Friday passes us, we are all thinking about the gifts that we are about to give to our loved ones, but have you thought about some of those items that may power those toys, electronic books, talking dolls and remote control cars? I have started to look at the things that […]

Victorious: Time to Shine and Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut

When it comes to the kids and their Nintendo DS games, I love to find them games that they can not only interact with, but also to learn and have fun with. While Kambry is a few years before she will be even a pre-teen, she loves to play the girly girl games. Victorious has […]

Simplifying the Season with New Sam’s Club iPad App

Did you go out for the shopping rush of Black Friday? I had said that I wasn’t planning on going, but I decided to make it kind of like a ‘girls night out’, so to speak. I didn’t have a list or anything that we needed or really even wanted. To me, that is the […]

Filtered water with the BIBO water dispenser

Most people reply on bottled water or boiling kettles for their hot and cold water needs. There’s a new gadget in town that easily replaces these two options: The BIBO water dispenser. These water dispensers filter, chill, and boil tap water instantly. The BIBO water dispenser is like a water cooler that never has to […]

Loose certified diamonds from

There are so many different styles of diamonds out there. When hubby and I were dating, we never talked about what kind of ring I would have, should the day come that we get engaged. 13 months after dating, he got on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was then that […]

Sony Deals at Walmart & X Factor Sweepstakes!

I am a mega technical geek. When it comes to the newest technology like laptops, tablets, phones or even home electronics, I will admit that I love to have the newest things out there. Where do you shop for your Sony electronics? While everyone is out there running around on Black Friday, keep Walmart in […]

Inside the mind of a 6 year old architect

Give him a stick of glue, a package with bubble wrap, a clip and a box and what do you have? A parking garage. Tweet

KRE-O Transformers Optimus Prime Construction Set

Both of my kids love to build things. I, as a parent, love to build things with my kids, but to be blunt, the traditional building blocks get a bit boring when there’s no guide to go off of. Hasbro’s latest construction sets, KRE-O, are perfect for that little mind that loves to build! We […]

Holiday Scents from Scentsy

With the holidays so close, there’s one thing that I love in my house and that’s the smell of the holidays. Having two small kids in the house, I don’t like to have candles in my house, so this is where Scentsy is here to help. I am a huge fan of Scentsy, so I […]

Winter Crocs Shoes & Boots for the Entire Family

We are pretty big fans of Crocs in our house. If you were to ask me what I thought of Crocs a few years back, I would have told you that they were nursing professional shoes and that’s about it. Boy, have my thoughts changed! Crocs has so many styles for anyone in your family, […]

Happy Feet Two – The Videogame for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS & Nintendo 3DS

My kids are big Nintendo DS fans and when there’s a movie that they are already in love with, they are giddy to see that there is a game that goes along side it. On Tuesday, November 8, Happy Feet Two – The Videogame , one of the year’s coolest family friendly games, became available. […]

Winterize tips – Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter

All four of us in our house have allergies. We live in a 1900 home and have a cat, so we make sure to do all that we can to keep the air clean so that our breathing stays clear, even throughout the winter. Most people prep their homes for summer heat, well, here in […]

Fall Footwear from Naturalizer

One thing that I love about living in the Midwest is the actual change of seasons. I have to admit that I love Fall and the cooler weather that comes with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Summer, but I love fall because I can wear a sweater with leggings, cute Pea coat and […]

Gallery Direct Acrylic Mounted Holiday #Giveaway! {Closed}

What are you planning on gifting for the holidays? There are so many things that everyone asks for, but what if you were to gift something more personal and meaningful? What about the unique gift of art? What about a unique photo that you took of the family hanging in a really cool floating frame? […]

Whirlpool’s Amazing Innovations make doing laundry easy & fun!

What are my favorite features of my Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer? Oh, let me count the ways! I have SO many features that I love, but one that has blown my mind is the Washer’s easy-to- fill liquid detergent reservoir. The Washer’s easy-to- fill liquid detergent reservoir can hold up to 36 loads in […]

Wikets iPhone & iPad App

When it comes to shopping for gifts for the family or looking for a new place to dine at, I will admit that I like to do research to see reviews on that product or restaurant to see what people are saying, or where they bought that toy that my kids are in awe at. […]

Pillow Pets for Nintendo DS

We travel a lot and there are two things that the kids always make sure to pack is their Nintendo DS with games, as well as their Pillow Pets. We are a Pillow Pet addicted family, so this was an exciting opportunity for us! Nintendo DS has the best of both worlds with a new, […]

Here’s to Mom – $20 MasterCard Holiday Gift!

Before we know it, Christmas will be here. Who does the majority of the shopping in your house? For us, I would have to say that it’s me and when I was growing up, it was my mother. Face it; mom’s do most of the shopping for the holidays. The holiday season is almost upon […]

I sent Cheer to our Military. You can too! Cheerios Cheer Program

Just last month, I took a weekend to drive to Texas to welcome my brother home from the navy. Being that I am a military brat, I support our military and appreciate all that they do for us. Supporting and showing my appreciation is the least that I can do. With the holidays coming up, […] Staying Healthy for the Holidays $125 Giveaway! {Closed}

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Before we know it, it will be Christmas, then the new years and a whole new year! With all the family get together s that are about to start, are you being conscious about your health? While most people think about the New Year as […]

Get comfy in a Bean Bag Boss Chair

With all my home DIY adventures that I have been working on, I have been also working to make our living room more welcoming, and even more comfortable so that we can have more comfortable and fun family movie nights. We had the chance check out an oversize bean bag chair for our home. When […]

Tag Solar System Adventure Pack

When we had Kambry’s 4th birthday party, we also had a fun event where the little ones could check out some new LeapFrog products. While it was a birthday party for 2 girls; 4 and 6, we were able to have some fun with kids ranging anywhere from 4 to 8. We had a blast […]

Do you ‘LIKE’ Mommy Goggles on Facebook?

Do you LIKE us on Facebook? If not, you should! 🙂 Be sure to visit our Facebook page, share with your friends and like us! Tweet

List of Harry Potter Movies in Order

I will admit that when I first heard about the craze for Harry Potter, I thought people were beyond insane over some dumb kids’ movie. Here I am, in my 30’s and I LOVE Harry Potter! The overall storyline is addicting and written so well! Are you looking to get up to speed on the […]

Twitter Faceoff

I saw this posted over at MomDot and I seriously cannot stop laughing! This is awesome! I did this between Jenna at Love Of Baby Online and myself. I have some others I will be doing this to, but I have to contain the snorting. If you do this, be sure to post here and […]

Holiday Barbie Doll 2011

When it comes to the holidays, there is one thing that my 4 year old loves to collect knowing she will not be playing with it, yet keeping it on display…. The yearly Holiday Barbie. I am very excited to share with you the Holiday Barbie for 2011! Holiday Barbie® Doll 2011 Holiday Barbie Doll […]

Easy & Affordable Room Makeover with Wall Sticker Outlet

If you have been keeping up with my home updates, I have been quite the busy bee the last few months. I started with this dungeon section in my basement that once had a washing machine and used for storage. Looks pretty scary, doesn’t it? I spent countless hours in this room cleaning it out […]

Wordless Wednesday: First snow fall


Windows HTC 7 Pro: Must have Windows Apps!

I have been using my Windows Phone for a couple of months now and I have been falling in love with it each day that I use it. Within the Marketplace, there are so many apps and even more just with the last Windows 7.5 update. Here are some of my personal and favorite Windows […]

NagihanDesigns Custom Laptop Sleeve Case for my Sony VAIO *Love It!*

Anytime I travel, I take my Sony VAIO with me. This is so much easier to travel with than taking my full size and heavy laptop. Well, when I travel, I don’t want it to get scratched or beat up while it’s in my purse or carry on. I was blessed to have an opportunity […]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie with Eagle Brand & Crisco

I was at an event with Smucker’s this past week where we had a lot of hands on experience from learning about the differences in Coffee, food photography (info to come!), as well as learning how to make our own homemade pie crusts using Crisco. I did have a lot of fun and I learned […]

FLOR Fall Styles – Perfect for Nursery, Kid Spaces & Entryways!

With our 1900 home, I have been working very hard to get things updated. Recently, I ripped up the carpet in my entryway and put down wood flooring. I did this because I wanted to be able to change out the look of the small space with each changing season. I had the chance to […]

CatDog: Season 1-Part 1 on DVD 10/18/11

My kids have a pretty broad view on things, especially when it comes to TV shows and movies. I love watching their interaction with shows, such as CATDOG. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? If you haven’t seen this show, this is one that you will get a laugh out of. CATDOG: Season 1 – Part 1 […]

CARS 2 on DVD, Blu-ray 3D & Movie Download on 11/01/11

We have been huge CARS fans ever since the first CARS movie came out in 2006 so when we saw that there was going to be a CARS 2, we had to have it to add to our collection! Lightening McQueen, Mater and all their friends have, yet again, stolen our hearts! Ready, Set, GO!!!  […]

Wordless Wednesday: Sweetest Words


Holiday Gift Guide Submissions

Halloween has come and past. We are officially 53 days away from Christmas. Can you believe it? Less than 2 months…. already! Are you looking to get your item and business promoted for the holidays? Contact us! If you are looking to submit to our holiday gift guide, or if you are looking for those […]

Smucker’s Event – Our Family Table

As this post goes live to my feed, I will be either in a car in route to the airport at 4:00 in the morning, or on a place in the air heading to Akron, Ohio. A car picks me at 3:45 in the morning on Tuesday. *yawn* Where am I going? Well, in late […]