Archives for May 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Miss MissMatched


The Secret World of Arrietty on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack

My little ones love their quiet time. We set aside about an hour and a half before bedtime for the kids to watch a movie and tame down for bedtime. We recently were able to trade off quiet time for a family movie night with a new release of Disney’s The Secret Word of Arrietty. […]

Walmart Introduces Top Quality USDA Choice Steaks Just in Time for Summer Grilling Season!

What did you do this extended Memorial Holiday weekend? While we are enjoying time with our loved ones, we are also giving thanks to our soldiers for fighting for our freedom. Today, I grilled some steaks. Did you know that Walmart now has Top Quality USDA Choice Steaks? I knew that our local (well, 35 […]

Our new favorite snack! Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!

At the beginning of May, we were asked to swap out our regular snacks for Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!. Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn has several advantages over other snacks; it is: 100 percent whole grain A good source of fiber Low in fat Zero grams of trans fat Six cups of Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! […]

Kid-friendly iPad covers from M-Edge

When I bought my iPad 2, I had thought about selling my iPad 1, but then I decided to keep it for the kids to play games on and use the learning apps that I downloaded on for them. With such an expensive piece of electronic, we like to protect it in any way, while […]

Women’s SKECHERS Stride Running Shoes

Earlier this month, I received a pair of SKECHERS Stride Running shoes. With my daily workouts, I thought I would start up running. I have never been much of a runner, but I started to get the urge to start something different from my daily elliptical workouts and routines. Women’s SKECHERS Stride Running Shoes Run, […]

Thank you soldiers! Happy Memorial Day!

“All gave some, some gave all. Some stood through for the Red, White and Blue and some had to fall”. While you’re grilling out today. While you’re jumping in the pool, and while you’re enjoying time with your family today, please stop and give thanks. As we all thank our soldiers, I am brought to […]

School Supply ‘Cake’ for Teacher

All throughout the year, I like to buy school supplies as I see them on sale, along with some random things that I think would make fun and useful additions to gifts. Being a blogger, I get the pleasure to work with a lot of companies for reviews, but also for donation purposes. With my […]

Knowledge Universe Expands Child Education

Parents who are looking for ways to enhance their children’s education by hands-on learning activities should check out the Knowledge Universe educational company. Institutions throughout the world partner with Knowledge Universe to provide students from pre-school through high school with educational activities and supplementary projects. These programs are designed to allow each child to thrive […]

{Somewhat} Wordless Wednesday: Lasting Impressions

When I was a kid, I remember my brother and I taking expressive (not expensive… that would be expressive) gifts to our teachers; mostly ideas from our mother that would express gratitude and thanks for putting up with us during the school year. It’s become more popular lately to gift gift cards to our youths’ […]

Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller *Review*

When a heard that a friend and blogger was pregnant, I have to admit that I was excited. When I found out it was twins, I was speechless. I started researching baby items that would help her out with twins, including strollers. When my kids were little (they are now 6 & 4), we had […]

Our Healthy Snacking Challenge with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop

We have been on a Healthy Snacking Challenge with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop. When I say we, I mean hubby and I. We are on a health, fitness and weightloss mission together. While he is running, watching what he eats and exercising more, I am dong the same. We both like to snack, but we don’t […]

I’m a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver Ambassador + my new toy!!!

I am so proud and excited to announce that I am a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver Ambassador! I was asked to meet with everyone last weekend in Chicago, but my God Daughter (& niece) had her graduation, ceremony and celebration, so I had to miss the event. Even though I missed the event, I did […]

Sterling Silver Mother’s Day Jewelry & Gifts from Snapfish

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What are you planning on getting mom or even the wife, stepmom, grandma, aunt or that mother figure in your life? I have been thinking about Mother’s Day for a while now and when I saw the Sterling Silver Photo Bracelet from Snapfish by HP, my heart skipped […]

Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Healthy Snacking Challenge

Hubby and I are both on a health, fitness and weightloss kick to get and stay healthy. Some people think that if they go on a diet, that all the snacking needs to stop. That is far from the truth. Snacking is encouraged so that one doesn’t overindulge during mealtime. One snack that hubby and […]

I’m a Skype Ambassador! {Mom You Rock!

I am SO excited to announce that I was chosen to be a Skype Ambassador though Mom Central!! I never was much of a video chat person, until we moved hours away from all of our family and friends. We are a good 14 hours from my parents and 5 hours from the in-laws. I […]

Wordless Wednesday: She cracks me UP!


Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Test Drive – Our thoughts

For a few weeks now, our family has taken a challenge and switched our regular every day oral care products in trade for Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control. I know that I have said this before, but I am proud to say that I am in my thirties and I have never had […]

In route to Mom 2.0 Summit 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida!

Today, I am in route to sunny Florida where I am attending my second year of Mom 2.0 Summit. I attended last year in New Orleans, and of all the larger conferences that I’ve attended, I have to say that my most favorite is Mom 2.0. I learned so much last year with so much one on […]

Not so ‘Wordless’ Wednesday: Beautiful Donation

We are about to donate Kambry’s 10 inches *gasp * of hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This is a program that creates and makes free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. I just texted daddy a pic saying ‘look at Kambry’s new do’. I think he fainted. He wasn’t excepting this, but this will be […]