Setting up my HP ENVY 23-d150xt TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC

For the last month, I and my parents have been enjoying keeping in contact with each other through the miles. We live in SW Iowa and they live in west Texas, so any chance we can see or chat with each other, the better. I have a few posts to show you how we keep […]

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 […]

Defiants 4×4 Trucks – Review & Giveaway! {Closed}

Does your son like trucks? Mine does! I have to say that not only does my son love trucks, so does my daughter. She may be a girly girl, but she loves to have some 4×4 fun with her brother. We had a chance to check out a playset that has shown to be hours […]

Rayovac Rechargeable Powerpack: Lithium-ion Charger

I travel a lot and one thing that I am always in the need for while on the go is power. With the constant use of Twitter, Facebook, email, texting, phone calls and picture taking, I have a constant need for power. I need power for my Windows Phone, as well as my iPod nano. […]

Traveling with our Bounce House – Portable fun!

Just last month, I posted about our new bounce house. I cannot begin to tell you how much we love and have been using it. Seriously one of the best inventions ever! This month, I wanted to share with you how easy it is to travel with Inflatable Bouncers. While it is a nice size […]

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet

My son is in kindergarten. His little brain picks things up so fast! He is such a smart kid! While he was on summer break, we did things around the house that involved stuff that he learned at school just months before so that his mind would stay fresh and remember things that he had […]

Organize your home with IKEA

We live in a 1900 home and our storage in this house is pretty limited. I have been slowly doing some renovations in the house to make it more our own, as well as to create more usable storage. Parts within my home were transformed in to other rooms. Example – this is the front […]

Step IN the picture! Casio TRYX

I have been without my main camera for a couple of weeks now. While I usually take my Nikon with me everywhere that I go, I have been thinking about looking for something smaller to tote around to prevent that little mishap from happening again, but there just hasn’t been anything that sparked my interest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Epiphanie Clover: Stylish Camera Bag

My camera is attached me at all times. It’s like it’s an extra limb on my body. I have traveled with my bulky camera backpack, but have always had back pains the next day because everything is jumbled all in the bottom of it and nothing is very organized in it. To be honest… it’s […]

It’s what’s inside that counts, right?

I have to share this video of Oreo. She was hilarious!   Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 Tweet

Apple iPod nano with Multi-Touch *Review*

Technology blows my mind every day. It seems that the tiny pieces of technology are more powerful than any of us realize. I am a huge fan of Apple products and there is one new product that came out that I am really in awe at. Who would have thought that something this small would […]

Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck

My kids love toys. Who’s kid doesn’t love interaction fun and toys that talk back? We had the chance to check out the Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck. I have seen these commercials and ads on TV, and have been curious about this toy. Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck Boys will really be cleaning up […]

Lug: Heart Quilted Puddle Jumper Bag *Travel Review* – Love it!

I travel a lot. That ranges from blog conferences, airline travel, family vacations or even out for the day to run errands. When I am off to a bloggy event, I can say that my travel experiences are not too terribly the best. I look around when I am in an airport and I see […]

Adorable Squeaky Shoes from Pickle Shoes! *Giveaway*

I have found myself looking for shoes for my kids that aren’t your average shoes that you would buy with a cartoon character on them locally. This, personally, annoys me beyond all get out. I would rather pay more for something that is cute, unique and a pair of shoes that not every other child […]

We love the Store Dress up Unit from Guidecraft! *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

If you have a little girl in your life, then you know what it’s like to have a little diva in training. Kambry loves, and I say that lightly, loves to dress up. The child changes her clothes more times in a night than I can count. Yes, even during the night she changes her […]

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

Those that have kids know that it takes a lot to keep your floors clean. Not everyone likes to spend a lot of money on cleaners to keep our floors clean. What if I told you that there was a spray mop that you could make and use your own cleaner in it? Talk about […]

Toy Story 3 ACTION LINKS Toys *Review*

My kids seem to get bored with some toys more quickly than they used to. Maybe it’s because they are getting older so their attention span seems to run around like a roller coaster. We had a chance to check out two play sets from Mattel’s Action Links area of toys and I have to […]

Show us your Soul! Kia Soul ~ Kia’s Who’s Next contest

Do you ever wake up and wonder how your day is going to go? I had so many issues this summer from buying a new Jeep, breaking down in it and getting rid of it. My heart and soul wakes up every day to take care of my kids, my family and myself. How can […]

Be an Instant Rockstar with Paper Jamz – Giveaway! (Closed)

Do you have a future rock star in your house? We do, but I can say that we are not about to rush out and buy our 5 year old a guitar. Think of the expense and I really doubt any 5 year old would be responsible enough to take care of such an expensive […]

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer + Toy Story 3 Game – Review & Giveaway! (Closed)

When Tucker was just before 3 years old, I bought him the original Leapster and I cannot tell you how much he has played, laughed and learned with this device! Last month, we received a top secret gaming system that my 5 year old is madly in love with; the new LeapFrog Leapster Explorer that […]

MLB Handpainted Rocker Chair from Guidecraft *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

In April, I posted about a director’s chair from Guidecraft. Tucker still loves and uses this chair on a daily basis! Well, I am here today to tell you about another chair, that is perfect for boy or girl from Guidecraft. This is a gorgeous, very well made and handpainted Cubs rocker. Officially licensed Major […]

Make & share home movies with muvee & Seagate *Giveaway* (Closed)

I love movies. I love pictures. I take a lot of both, but what do we do with all these previous memories that we take? Most of the time, they just sit on our computer, hard drive or memory card, right? What if you could make movies so easy with your pictures and videos and […]

Vtech MobiGo Touch Learning System (Closed)

When it comes to teaching my kids new things, I love it when I am able to teach them, but still allow them plenty of room to still have fun. I am so excited to share with you a product that we have been able to review far before the product is out to purchase: […]

Chloe Dao for Nuo Carry On Trolley 20″ *Travel Review*

I travel a lot. This ranges from bloggy travels for events and conferences, to family travels across the state or across the country. When I fly, I have noticed all the luggage looks similar, so when my bag is coming across the luggage belt at the airport, I have to look closely at each bag […]

Baby Alive 1st for me Sips & Cuddles Doll *Review*

Kambry loves baby dolls, but I have to say that she has a baby that she will not put down, will not leave at home when we venture out and one dolly that she has to have with her at all times, regardless of the time of day! Your little girl will love caring for […]

iPhone App Review: Baby Einstein’s iPhone app + Giveaway (Closed)

Tucker will be 5 in July and there’s one thing that he loved as a baby and still loves as a toddler: Baby Einstein. As a parent, I loved watching him watch and interact with the shows. Kambry is mesmerized by Baby Einstein as well. Since I received my iPod touch, I have been download […]

Step2 Play Up Fun-Fold Jr. Picnic Table #Giveaway! (Closed)

With summer just around the corner, we are doing more things outside and we are in the process of making a play area for the kids so that we can have more family time in our back yard for playing, grilling out and simply hanging out with each other. We have a pretty large deck […]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea! Things Remembered Customizable Music Box *Giveaway* (Closed)

Mother’s Day is literally just around the corner. What are you going to get mom, grandma, step-mom, or that mother figure in your life? I, myself, love personalized things because they hold so much meaning. Things Remembered is here to help you with that perfect gift, no matter what your budget is! We had the […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Fridge Makever! #ICBINB *Giveaway* (Closed)

Do you know what is in your fridge? I peeked in mine last week and was a bit on the scared side. After looking in my fridge, it made me realize what my family was eating, and was not eating right. When making simple changes to improve your diet there’s no better place to start […]

Cubs Directors Chair from Guidecraft *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Tucker is a huge sports fan; just like his daddy! He loves football, soccer, and especially baseball; go Cubs! In our living room, the kids each have their ‘spot’ that they have to sit in and watch a movie or sit and play. They have it this way so they won’t fight over who has […]

VTech IS9181 WiFi Internet Radio *Giveaway!* (Closed)

Are you looking for a Father’s Day gift for dad, grandpa or dad to be? What about graduation? It’s just a couple of months away! I have the perfect gift idea ever! For Grads: VTech IS9181: Whether it’s for listening to stations around the globe or to tune it to stations from back home, the […]

GE E1250TW Touchscreen Digital Camera

No matter where I go, I always have a digital camera with me. Who knows when I will see something that needs to be captured or who knows when you will need a camera! I had the recent opportunity to check out the GE E1250TW digital camera. I had no idea GE made cameras! I […]

Save food. Save money with Foodsaver *Review*

When you have leftovers, what do you usually do? Put them in storage containers and before you know it – it is next week and you forgot about them and they go to waste… right? I will not deny that we have been guilty of that. I have been trying to freeze any leftovers or […]

Daysteps Planner | Personal Lifestyle Planner *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

If you know me, you know that I have to be organized; sometimes too organized to find my own stuff. Right now, after the holiday chaos, I am on a mega mission to get and STAY organized. I think anyone can relate to that; man, woman, teenager, mom, dad – anyone. What if you had […]

Kitchen Pantry Organization

For those that have read about our home, we own a 2 story 1900 home. The storage is a bit.. uh.. lacking. I have made the best of the storage space that we have. My most important area in my home, is the kitchen. We do not have that much cabinet space and when our […]

Nikon D5000 *Review* I love it! I use it!

I grew up in a home where my dad was deeply in to photography. He had an eye that truly made anyone’s heart skip a beat. With that said, I do feel that I caught that photography bug. I think I have always had the same eye as he had. It was in 2005, after […]

New Super Mario Bros on Wii *Fun for the whole family!*

Growing up, my ultimate favorite game was Super Mario Brothers. Who isnt aware of this game? I think everyone knows who these fun characters are and if you don’t, you will because this holiday season, this is the hottest game in our home! Product Details Developers at Nintendo have dreamed of creating a simultaneous multiplayer […]

Elmo Encore Live

I will never forget when Tickle Me Elmo came out, and then there was TMX (Tickle Me Elmo Ten) that was released. I was one of the lucky ones to be at Walmart just as they were bringing out the pallet of new toys for the holidays, so I was able to get one for […]

We love Adorable Kinders Rag Dolls! *Review & Giveaway!* (12/21)

Kambry loves dolls. What little girl doesn’t love dolls? I remember, as a kid, one of my favorite dolls was a rag doll. Remember Raggedy Ann? She was one, along with a doll that my grandmother gave me when I was little. I loved everything about her! I am excited that Kambry will have the […]

Diego Extreme Launch & Rescue Pack

Product Information Just like in the Go Diego Go! show, this Rescue Pack transforms to help Diego on his rescues to save animals in need.. With the press of a button, the backpack instantly transforms from the Rescue Pack character to kids’ very own rescue station. They’ll learn the location of the next mission from […]

Pretend Play Food: Birthday Cake Set from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop *Video Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

Last month, I posted about the Kitchen Helper from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop. If this fantastic tool wasn’t the best that we have ever had in our home, it gets better! Not only does Pretend Play Kitchen Shop have the Kitchen Helper, they also have the most adorable Pretend Kitchens and accessories out there. We […]

Kellogg’s now provides FIBER! *Video Review*

When it comes to the foods my kids eat, I am better (now) at looking at the labels and making sure that my kids are getting all the nutritional needs that their growing bodies need. Did you know that the statistics show that an average of 9 out of 10 kids lack enough fiber in […]

Great Holiday Gifts from The Land of Nod! *Review & Giveaway* (11/27)

Pretend play has to be my favorite.. err… my kids’ favorite thing to do. Who doesn’t love pulling your play shopping cart up to a pretend store and going shopping? You can probably guess that I have done this a lot and, well, you are right! When you have a product as adorable as the […]