Archives for December 2011

New Years Eve – Movie, Jammies & Snacking Day!

What are your New Years plans? While most people are getting dolled up and ready to head out on the town, our plans include: Brisket is in the crockpot for some brisket sliders BBQ Smokeys & Crockpot queso are in the other crockpots for snacking throughout the day  Redbox movies are rented for movies all […]

Tucker’s wrestling tournament … he placed FIRST!

Out of all the kids in Tucker’s wrestling class, he placed FIRST! Tweet

Ben 10 Triple Pack for Nintendo DS

We are mega Ben 10 fans here. Yes, even I am a fan, as is my 6 1/2 year old and my 4 year old. When Ben 10 is brought to the Nintendo DS for a triple play with a 3 games in one. Product Features Join Ben and the Tennyson’s on an adventure across […]

Ben 10 Galactic Racing for Nintendo DS

Do you have a ben 10 fan in your house? My 6 year old is such a die-hard Ben 10 fan that has been eyeing some new Nintendo DS games. While he likes and really gets in to mind teaser games, he really loves racing games… and not just those plane-jane racing game. When we […]

Yogi Bear for Nintendo DS

With our love for Nintendo and gamily gaming, what is better than bringing in Yogi Bear to  your fun? I grew up with Yogi and all his friends at Jellystone Park, so having this game is a treat even for me as an adult. Yogi Bear – The Video Game for Nintendo DS Yogi Bear […]

Fun Holiday Treat “Baking” Ideas for the Littlest Ones!

When I was a child, I lived for the month of December, and in large part, it was because of the holiday baking and treat making that happened from day 1 to day 24. I didn’t think there was anything quite like frosting cookies, making giant messes with the sprinkles, “gluing” eyes and buttons onto […]

Inside Cookie HQ To Create The Perfect Holiday Cookie

Looking to make the perfect holiday cookie? Check out this recipe for Peanut Butter Blossoms! Linda Stahl from Hershey’s Kitchens and Kristen Olson from the Betty Crocker Kitchens shot this video for us from inside Cookie HQ in Hershey, PA. Great for the holidays! For more information, visit Tweet

Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll

Do you have a little mama in your house? Kam is 4 years old and loves to play house with her babies. We received a baby doll that really makes her feel at home in her own little magical work with her babies. Little Mommy™ My Very Real Baby™ Doll Perfect practice for the “little […]

Melting Snowmen Cookies & Snowball Fight Oversized Cookie Holiday Treats

I was inspired by this post to do something different when it comes to holiday baking. Introducing my Wilton created melting snowmen fight cookies Melting Snowmen Cookies & Snowball Fight I used Wilton’s Giant Round Cookie Pan to create the large chocolate chip cookie. I took 3 balls of sugar cookie dough and made uneven […]

Family Fun & Bonding with LEGO Board Games

Our family plays a lot of board games. The kids are at the ages (4 and 6) where they are competing against each other with games, as well as playing solo. While my 4 year old and I are at home during the day, she will bring out all sorts of games and we will […]

Wordless Wednesday: Gingerbread School Project


One Blessed Blogger!

I am so blessed to work with so many amazing companies, PR firms, fellow bloggers and have met some amazing friends during my path of blogging. I wanted to tell Mom It Forward a HUGE thank you for the gift that arrived to my home today. How adorable is this? It’s from Williams-Sonoma. When I […]

Learning fun with Alphie & Alphie Databots

My son is 6 1/2 and my daughter is 4. Both love to learn and have fun while they are learning. We had the chance to check out a new and improved Alphie. I remember playing with Alphie when I was a kid, so I was excited for my kids to check it out. ALPHIE […]

Lalaloopsy ‘Sew Magical! Sew Cute!’ for Nintendo DS

Do you have a little girl that has taken in to the Lalaloopsy rage? Kambry is madly in love with Lalaloopsy’s! I think I got her in to it, if I have to admit it. When I saw the dolls come out last year right around this time, I loved them! Nintendo DS Lalaloopsy ‘Sew […]

Holiday gifts & stocking stuffers from Channellock Tools {Closed}

For anyone that knows me, you will know that I love to build things, tear things down, build up walls and most of all, home renovation. While I know my way around my power tools, there are a few things that need to be conquered with a good old fashioned screw driver. Alright, so I […]

Shout those stains out – Shout Free #Giveaway! {Closed}

I am proud to say that I am a Shout Ambassador on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. In our home, we have stains galore! With hubby teaching and coaching, a little girl that loves to play in the mud and a son that brings home every stain known to man, we are always attempting to […]

Our Family Portrait by Gallery Direct

Last month, I posted about Gallery Direct’s Acrylic Mounted Image. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this entire concept. We all have seen framed portraits and canvas, but there’s something about the acrylic mount that I am madly in love with! We have a 1900 home, so our walls are taller […]

Infantino HappiTaps & App Review for iPod touch & iPhone

There’s no doubt that our family loves technology. Wherever we go, something comes with us; iPod, iPad, gaming devices – you name it, we take it. The kids love their iPod’s, but I am always scared that one will drop and crack. This is where HappiTaps comes in to play to help our travels keep […]

LeapFrog Holiday Gifts & Amazing Giveaway! {Closed}

We are HUGE LeapFrog fans in our house. What is a better way to share our love for such fun learning products than to offer a fabulous giveaway for one lucky winner? Yup – I said it – one of EACH! We are giving away one of each. Click on each to read our reviews […]

Power your holiday with Rayovac Batteries – Great holiday gift!

Can you believe that Christmas is just next week? While we love to see the little ones open their toys, how often do you think about putting batteries in them before they are wrapped? A couple of years ago, I remember wrapping a toy for my son, and when he opened it, he was sooo […]

3M Privacy iPad screen

I travel quite a bit. This ranges from holiday family travel, personal out of state travel and quite a bit of media travels. I always take my iPad with me and when I am on an airplane, it’s kind of hard to get work done and type without the person directly next to me gazing […]

Tek Nek Toys – Rockin’ Rider “Lacey”

When it comes to toys for the kids, I like to look for things that are more learning, interactive and things that they can use for longer than just a short time. While I am usually not ‘in’ to larger toys that take up a lot of space in the house and playroom, there is […]

Wilton Holiday Treats & Treat Giving

I love to bake, decorate and make homemade candy.  I would say that my love for homemade candy has increased so much over the past few months. It’s so easy to do and the possibilities are endless for what you can create. Wilton has some fun holiday products that will make treat-giving fun this holiday […]

Wordless Wednesday: Decorating Gamaw’s Tree


South Beach Smoke electronic cigarettes

I grew up in a smoking household where both of my parents and my brother smoked. Even my grandmother and other relatives smoke. I was, and still am the only one in my family that doesn’t smoke. Anytime we visit my family, there is always the thought of how bad our clothes and belongings will […]

Affordable Craft Supplies

With the holidays just around the corner, we have been looking for affordable craft supplies for the kids to make tree decorations, as well as for my 6 year old to make fun gifts for his school friends. Most local retailers for craft supplies can get a bit more expensive than I’d like to spend. […]

Redcore 15602 S-2 Infrared Electric Fireplace Stove

We live in a drafty 1900 home where we have air leaks in places we didn’t realize. To cut costs, we pretty much live in out flannel and footed pajamas in the winter so we won’t have our heat constantly running. One thing I wish we had in our home is a fireplace, but with […]

Earn $20 for shopping from MasterCard

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a great program where you can earn cash back just for using your MasterCard while you do your holiday shopping. If we are going to be spending money for those holiday gifts, why not get rewarded for it? All you have to do is register your […]

Our Holiday Cards and my personal challenge!

I was going to hand make our holiday cards this year, but with our sudden Texas trip, I didn’t have time to get them made and print them at home, so I decided to check in to a few places where I could pick them up locally the same day, and take with us next […]

Toddler fun with LeapFrog Story Time Pad & Peek A Shoe Octopus

If there’s one type of baby toys I like to see and gift, it’s electronic learning toys that can grow with the little ones. We are huge LeapFrog fans because they have learning toys that literally grow with the little ones from birth up. We had a chance to see Story Time Pad. This is […]

Sony VAIO Y Series – Ultra Portable Laptop

I travel a lot. When I say a lot, I mean a whole lot! Whether I am on the road for a 14 hour family road trip, just down the road at a friends house, or flying halfway across the world for a media event, there’s one thing that I keep on doing, and that […]