Mother's Day is approaching, and although a few weeks away, it's never too early to start looking for the perfect gift for those special women in your life! I received a Fused Glass Bowl from DLC Glass Studios for review and I must say that this handmade bowl is absolutely gorgeous and very unique.
Monday, March 31, 2014
These days it seems as if every family is busy, busy, busy! I know that my family is constantly on the go. With five in our household, there is always something going on, plans to be made and things to take care of.
I was recently given the opportunity to review a great organizational App for my iPad called Hapimomi. This is an super easy to use app that helps to keep me organized, and also share and plan things for and with my family. With this app on our iPad and iPhones, we can share a single family phone book, calendar, shopping list, diary and the ever-important to-do-list!
As a business owner, what is the one deciding factor to the success of your business? Ultimately, the customer is the main factor to any business, large or small. Without customer or those potential customer, no business or organization would be able to survive.
There are many ways to advertise and gain new customers, but to focus on the customers within the companies niche is the tricky part. That's where mailing lists become a valuable business tool. A direct mailing list allows business owners to communicate with their customers and clients directly and we all know how important communication is in all aspects of life. For a business, a direct mailing list provides an avenue to let clients know about current promotions, updates, special offers and so much more.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Everyone has a favorite beverage...whether it's coffee, tea, or something else a little different but just as tasty.
I received a box full of goodies from the Frozen Bean Company for review. There were so many beverage powder mixes to choose from and each one, a gourmet beverage mix and super easy to make.
My oldest daughter, Amanda, loves a variety of coffee, iced blended beverages and tea flavors, so she was really excited about this review. The first one that she tried was the Vanilla Bean Latte.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Get ready to set sail with The Pirate Fairy on Tuesday, April 1st!
Whether or not you are a fan of Peter Pan, you will surely love this new release by Disney, The Pirate Fairy! I remember watching Peter Pan way back with both of my daughters and now my two young sons, so when we received The Pirate Fairy for review, I was anxious to open it and get it into the Blu-ray player. My son, Dominic absolutely loved it! He loves anything that has to do with pirates and thought this was a really awesome movie.
In the spirit of the treasured Our Gang comedies, The Little Rascals Save the Day finds the most entertaining bunch of third graders in town!
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What's your least favorite household chore?
I have to say that I actually don't mind doing laundry, compared to the other chores around the house. What I don't like about doing laundry though is when my clothes don't stay smelling fresh after washing and drying. Some products do a great job cleaning and leave a nice scent right out of the washer or dryer, but it just doesn't last...that's a bummer for me!
Spring is here and soon Summer will be upon us, along with the HOT weather! I live in Texas and our summers are definitely hot, and keeping cool is a priority.
I received the Ozeri 360 Oscillation Fan for review and I'm so glad that I did. This fan is awesome. Since our weather is very unpredictable and erratic, we've already begun to use the fan on a regular basis. The Ozeri 360 Tower Fan oscillates at 60, 90, 120 and 360 degrees for partial to complete circulation with three super quiet speed settings, so you don't even hear the fan running at all. Even though the fan is so quiet, it produces awesome airflow, in fact the airflow can be adjusted with three pre-programmed airflow patters designed to help you sleep and relax in complete comfort.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Fortunately for us, technology has allowed for keeping up with several events at once, unlike years ago when this was impossible. I honestly don't know what I would do without my current devices...my smartphone, iPad, and my laptop. I use at least two of them on a daily basis and sometimes all at once.
If I had to choose one particular device to use, I would definitely choose my smartphone. I can check my email, surf the Internet, work on my blog, participate on my social media sites and even watch movies or listen to music. The possibilities are endless.
What would you do if you found out you had 533 children? I can't even imagine! I have four children of my own and sometimes I feel as if I'm losing my mind, so anymore would be completely overwhelming to me.
I live in Texas, and our weather is the most unpredictable weather around, but no matter where you live when the weather changes, someone in your household is bound to get sick. Before that happens, I look for ways to help prevent those nasty germs from infecting my family.
Welcome to the Coach Floral Print Swingpack Handbag Sweepstakes
What an adorable purse! This bag screams SPRING to me...and what better way to jump into spring than with a new handbag.
Autobots to the Rescue!
Join the Autobots' best rescue team ~ Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder ~ for more fun-filled adventures!
Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene, produced by Hasbro Studios, was released on DVD March 18th by Shout! Factory Kids. The DVD features five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy! In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates and help Griffin Rock keep people safe and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!
As usual, my two young sons absolutely loved this DVD. They are huge Transformer fans and the Rescue Bots are totally awesome in their eyes. The action packed episodes and cool ability to transform keep my sons glued to the show from start to finish!
Disclosure: I received the above DVD for review purposes, however, all opinions are entirely my own.
America's favorite pint-sized mischief makers are back in an all-new heartwarming and hilarious movie!
I received the new Little Rascals Save the Day on Blu-ray Combo Pack for review and I have to say, it is hilarious! I remember watching The Little Rascals as a kid and even though the cast is different, the characters are still just as funny and adorable as they were years ago. Now, not only do my husband I and I love these kids, but my own kids are fans as well!
When people are passionate about something, they often feel the need to collect merchandise relating to their interests. It brings a certain sense of excitement and pride as they track down wanted items and find and display them on their person or in their home or workplace. Not only do they just plain enjoy being surrounded by representations of the things they love, they love to share those warm feelings with family, friends, and anyone else who stops by to visit. Buying and showing memorabilia is a way of announcing their enthusiasm for their favorite subjects, as well as a way of possessing physical and tangible things that celebrate what means the most to them. For die-hard collectors, there just aren't many better ways to spend their spare money.
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I received the "Live Healthier" Family 6-Pack of the following vitamins, and they are exactly what my family and I need to supplement our diets for good health.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
When it comes to kids' sneakers, there are many popular trends happening now. For instance, sneakers in bright pastel colors are very popular with kids these days. They like the beautiful pinks, purples and blues that make a sneaker stand out in a crowd. For girls, the pastel colors on these sneakers go really well with a lot of dresses, shorts and skirts. Here are some other popular trends that are going on now in the realm of sneakers for kids.
A Variety of Colorful Laces
Many kids choose sneakers with laces that are opposite in color to the shoes. They like that extra element of creativity in their footwear. Alternatively, kids sometimes choose shoes in a particular color with laces in a lighter shade of the same color. Shoes with colorful laces can be paired with all sorts of fun outfits for school. They can also lend style to an outfit a kid wears to go out with friends or to an extracurricular activity. In short, laces are a detail that many kids pay attention to when selecting sneakers.
Velcro fasteners are another popular trend in sneakers for kids. Some kids like to slip on their shoes quickly and go! Velcro takes just a moment to fasten in a secure way. Oftentimes, kids who buy shoes with Velcro fasteners like the way they sound as well as the way they fit. If they want a pair of sneakers to wear during the summertime or just around the house, they often choose a sturdy pair with Velcro fasteners.
A Cartoon Theme
On of the most popular trends in sneakers for kids involves cartoon characters. Many kids like to choose a pair of sneakers that feature a beloved cartoon character. They may even buy socks to match their sneakers that display a character theme! The colors of these sneakers combined with the cartoon characters make them a favorite with kids who wear sneakers everyday.
A Classic Style
Finally, a growing trend in sneakers for kids is the high top style. This is an older style that is reappearing in today's sneakers for young people. Some kids like the appearance of the shoe. They look like basketball shoes! Other kids like the fit of the sneaker around their ankle. A kid doesn't have to play a sport to love these classic sneakers.
Since arriving in Ponyville, Twilight has learned Princess Celestia's most valuable lesson ~ the meaning of true friendship. But with every new adventure comes a new lesson and if anyone is up for it, Twilight is!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp?
Himalayan Salt Lamps are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, including animal shapes (which I love and posted above) with the most popular being the natural shape. I received one of the natural shaped lamps for review and it is truly amazing.
Himalayan Salt Lamps are made of natural crystal salt that is mined from underground salt mines in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. The crystal salt is hundreds of millions of years old and has so many special properties and a high mineral content. With that said, the salt lamps not only look gorgeous but have excellent health benefits too!
Sponsored by: Cree and Scooter
Books are awesome! What a great gift to give any child, or adult for that matter, because it's gift that not only entertains, but enriches the mind. Cree and Scooter are adorable characters that also teach a message that children will remember.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
If you're a busy mom, like me, then you are juggling numerous things throughout the day including telephone calls. Most days I'm working on my computer while tending to my four year old son, Tristan and taking phone calls and text messages from whoever needs me at the moment.
Whether you work from your home or just need to connect several USB devices at once, this product is exactly the product needed to accomplish your tasks. I received the 4 Port Portable USB 3.0 Bus-Powered Hub from MPOW products for review and it's perfect. It also doesn't take up much space on my desk, which is always a great feature considering my desk is usually overloaded with tons of stuff.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
As we get older our skin just isn't what it used to be and unfortunately for most of us, collagen and elastin production begins to slow down making our skin look tired and start to sag. (Ugh!) Fortunately, there are products on the market to help promote collagen reproduction and build elastin so that we can win the fight against wrinkles and fine lines. This is definitely something I'm interested in, as the fine lines and wrinkles have begun to make an appearance on my face...around my eyes, mouth and everywhere in between!
The Baby Quasar is a petite, portable and powerful medical grade red light therapy tool that does exactly what my skin needs. It promotes collagen reproduction and builds elastin in just eight weeks. That's amazing and in my opinion worth the eight week time frame to get my skin back to the condition that makes me happy and comfortable with myself.
Doc McStuffins and her trusted pals want to give one AWESOME reader a super duper prize pack that includes the newly released DVD, a PlayDoh set, an adorable tumbler with straw and a trusty Octoscope!
Bringing home a the new addition to the family means ensuring the must-have items are in place and ready for baby. A great bassinet is one of those essential baby items. Even new moms know that having a newborn means that sleep will be hard to come by for quite some time.
Doc McStuffins and her trusted pals are ready for adventure with the help of a brand-new addition in Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic coming to Disney DVD March 18th...TODAY!
Doc McStuffins wasn't around when my two girls were younger but now my four year old son, Tristan watches the Doc. He loves that she "fixes" the toys. He doesn't consider this a girls show because like he says..."boys play with toys too!"
Monday, March 17, 2014
Candy...even though I really shouldn't, sometimes I just can't help myself. I received a goodie box from Bloomer's Candy for review and I can honestly say that everything they sent to me was amazing!
Getting your child to read is sometimes a difficult task. Some children are practically born loving books and others like my oldest son, would rather not be made to read, but would rather be more "hands on."
I was given the opportunity to review an app for the iPad that is the perfect story book collection. I knew from the start that my youngest son, Tristan would be excited and would spend a lot of time with this app, but I wasn't so sure about my oldest son, Dominic. Well, I downloaded the app and immediately they both had their heads buried in the iPad and FarFaria! Not only are they reading, but this app is very "hands on" and gives each child the freedom to choose which story to read and how it's read to them.
Welcome To The Chicken of the Sea Paying it Forward $1000 Giveaway!
This giveaway is hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog and all her fabulous blogger friends, and sponsored by the amazing people at Chicken of the Sea!
Don't you just love a giveaway that offers prizes to more than one winner?? This one is extra special because there are 10 winners!
Don't you just love a giveaway that offers prizes to more than one winner?? This one is extra special because there are 10 winners!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Even if you're not going to build a snowman this week, you can still have some FROZEN fun while you're waiting for the release of Disney's Frozen on Blu-ray Combo Pack on Tuesday, March 18th!
Baby clothes are just darling, but when they are embroidered with delicate, gorgeous, hand-stitched love, they are even more special for the new addition to the family. We are so excited to announce YOU could win a Feltman Brothers Dream Baby package worth $150!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
My two young boys have always had an obsession with trains and Thomas and Friends are some of our favorite trains! They were so excited when we received this new DVD in the mail and couldn't wait to watch it...we did right away! Thomas and Friends can always keep my rambunctious boys sitting still for the duration of the show and believe me there aren't more than a handful of things that do this.
Angelina Ballerina is back just in time for Spring!
We always love to have our favorite shows on DVD so that we can watch them over and over and anytime that we choose. Angelina Ballerina is definitely a household favorite so the kids and I were super excited to be able to review this newly released show. I love that they incorporated different traditions from around the world in this video and Tristan love the costume story since he is the costume king of our home!
by Nancy Lynn Jarvis (Author) 298 pages
If you love a great mystery, then you need to check out this book! I love to read, but unfortunately these days I rarely have time to treat myself to much reading time. With two young boys it's hard to find a quiet place unless they're sleeping, so I feel lucky that I was able to read this awesome story. The author has been blessed with such talent and believe me when I say, this book will keep wanting more, you won't want to put it down!
by Pam Withers (Author) , Cynthia Gill (Author) , Dr. John Duffy (Foreword) 248 pages
As I've said many times, I have four children, two older girls (ages 18 and 20) and two boys (ages 4 and 8). Each one was completely different in personality and behavior but the huge difference that I've noticed is between girls and boys.
Where education and school is concerned, my girls were virtually self motivating and super easy. They never struggled in academics, always did their homework without prompting and grades were always excellent. My older son is 8 and in the 3rd grade and it hasn't been an easy road to travel. I almost feel lost at time when having to deal with the issues at school and with teachers and unfortunately I've found few teachers who are willing to teach "out of the box" in order to really get through to him and make an impression. He's not mentally challenged or a slow learner, but has ADHD and anxiety, therefore he's not always focused and tends to process information at a different pace. This book was one that I was very interested in reading because it deals with real life issues...issues that affect me as a parent.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions: Practical tips for Parenting a Happy One, Two, Three and Four Year Old #BookReview
Are you a Mother of a toddler? If so, then this is probably a book that you will want to check out! I have four children ages 4, 8, 18 and 20 (two younger boys and two older girls) and I can tell you from my experience, each one was totally different and what may have worked for one definitely did not work for the others!
This book is a great reference for those of us that sometimes feel as if we are going to lose our minds and sanity. Believe me, I've been there more than once! My opinion is that is anyone else has any ideas for raising children, I am more than willing to listen and give it a try.