Showing posts from August 15, 2010

Baby Body Signs - MUST HAVE

Baby Body Signs is a must have for all parents! At least that is my opinion of this book! This book covers everything you might think of, from the time they are born... On up through the toddler years! I know that our pediatrician would have liked for me to have had this book when Broxton was first born! I had to have asked a million questions... I wanted to know every detail! Aren't all parents like that? or was it just me? First of all, the book is broken down into Chapters based upon the part of the body... Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose... You get the picture. Then, each chapter has several different sections... The most recent section I looked at was the ears section... Broxton has been trying to put things in his ears... I wanted to make sure it was out of boredom versus an ear infection.. Sure enough, there as a section on that... Here is the book description: Like most parents, you probably notice -- and often worry about -- every little change in your growing baby. Why

Bridgewater Candles - Review and Giveaway - UPDATED

With Labor Day weekend being this weekend... This contest has been extended until 9/7. I have not had candles in the house because of Broxton , so when I saw that Bridgewater Candles were candles with a "clean burn" I thought that I would like to try them. One of the things that originally drew me to the candle was the tagline , "Snapshots of Life." Taken from their website : God created us with a sense of smell so closely associated with our memories that scents remind us of people, places, and events. Bridgewater fragrances are forever linked to special moments and memories. We're ready to create thousands capture Snapshots of Life. We look forward to celebrating new seasons and successes with you. Now doesn't that make you want to start making a few wonderful memories with such a nice candle? I was lucky enough to be able to review the Cookie Jar and the Frosted Berry. Ha! Let me tell you a little thing about this "cookie jar&quo

Winners- Lots of them!

Time to announce a few more winners... Then head on over and enter the current giveaways!!!! Cream Perfume Company - 2 winners Comment Number 23 fdigsby said... gfc follower Comment Number 34 Melissa said... 34 email subscriber #3 - Comment Number 55 Danelle said... I subscribe via email. #1- Paperspring - Comment Number 178 Aisling said... I follow your blog with GFC . (2) Toothsoap - Comment Number 85 Heather said... 2 I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\ Rubbermaid Mop - Comment Number 287 coriwestphal said... I follow Rubbermaid Erin on Twitter @ coriwestphal Entry 2 Winners have been emailed!

Aloha Friday - # 48

Aloha and Good Day! :) It is FRIDAY! Time to hop around and visit a few other Aloha Friday Participants... Then relax and enjoy your weekend! My question: If you could have any hair color, what would it be? My answer... I am a redhead and that is just fine with me! I like it, not everyone has it! (and from what I have seen, when I get older, it will go white, not grey!!!) Have a great weekend everyone!

Wonder Hanger = "Wonder"ful

I love you all.. I really do! But no, I am not going to do a before and after picture of my closet! Let me just tell you that WHOA! It was clustered, to say the least! Now, there is a bit of organization! I do know that I need to go and buy more! As soon as I put the Wonder Hanger in my closet and saw how much neater everything was, I immediately called my brother to tell him he needed to get some for his new apartment! Okay, so I know it still needs lots of work, well... LOTS more Wonder Hangers! But, it is an improvement! Now, we have all of Marc's LSU shirts on one Wonder Hanger.... and then all of his button up shirts on another... Solid Colored Polos ... So on and so forth! Once we get more hangers, it will look a million times better, but like I said... This is a major improvement! Before the wonder hangers, you could not even see the back wall of our closet! This is no joke! The great thing about it is: You get 8 Wonder Hangers! Each Wonder Hanger will hold 5 of your

Your Baby Can?

Have you ever caught yourself watching the " Your Baby Can " commercials? I see them all the time and I wonder, could it actually work?! Could Broxton actually start reading at that level?! I have been so lucky to have been able to review the " Your Baby Can " read!!!! We have been doing it a little under a month. The main thing that I like about the DVD is that there are children doing the "teaching." I feel as though at his age, he will be more responsive to learning from other children, versus an adult. You know, because they relate better? I also like that the DVD's are not that long. They do a bit of the "teaching" then they play music (also an educational tool) then back to more of the "teaching." They even include a Parents Guide as to how to use the kit... Top it off, they have each section clearly labeled and color coded to help you! I also like how instead of it JUST being on the TV, they also have flash cards and

Marc and his deployment

I am not going to go into the whole story about us being pregnant and all that good stuff... But, I want to skip to when Marc was set to deploy. I was pregnant... Recently out of a job... Husband was leaving for training and I was a bit nervous! I knew in my heart that he would come home safe... It was weird, I was never worried about that... Marc left for training... and came home for the birth... Then he had to leave for more training. There were many nights of us staying in hotels, just trying to enjoy as much time as we could before he left... Of course, in the hotel, Broxton slept with us in the little co-sleeper thing. I hate to admit it, but once Marc left... I think I needed Broxton close to me more than he needed me! I know that God gave me Broxton so as to have a piece of Marc with me until he returned... There were times when I just needed to snuggle with him, to somewhat help me get to sleep at night. I even had a t-shirt that Marc wore right before he left that I k

Snoedel - Review and Giveaway

We have a new night time friend, we call him " Snoedey " :) As I was reading one of the many blogs that I follow, I came across a review for a " Snoedel ." Of course, I had to check it out and visit their page! As I was looking, I got to thinking about when Marc left for his deployment . This would have been wonderful for Broxton (or me!) when he left! So, I of course sent an email about this great idea! I think one of the main things that caught my attention was their tagline - "Aromatherapy of the very best kind - the scent of mom." Isn't that the truth? Think about it, whenever you are sick or anything, you always want your mama! The idea behind this is that they are made with love... They are actually baby bonding aids for your little one! We were sent a cute little blue one. Here is what you do: You get your " Snoedel " and mommy (or daddy) sleep with the doll for a couple nights. Now that the scent of mommy or daddy is on the dol

Language of Love and Respect - Book Review

Several months ago, I was able to read "The Language of Love and Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs . Being honest here, I had a very very hard time reading it. I tried... Then, I put it down and said I would try again. I tried again, but once again, I felt as though I just could not follow it. This book seems as though it would be great to help with your marriage, but it just not what I am looking for. This book is supposed to help with communication in your marriage. Do not get me wrong... Our marriage is great! I talk alot and Marc talks very little! Ha! This is seriously a case of opposites attracting! I thought this book would open the door for more communication between us, but I could not read it for the solution. In my opinion, this book made me feel like I was taking a class... Not what I wanted! I believe that this would be a great book for someone else... Just not me! I am going to try and read it again, down the road when I have more time to devote to it.

Kohana Skin - Review

Have you ever been to Hawaii? Wouldn't you love to? :) I know I would! Since I can not go right now... I would like to tell you about a great product that at least "takes you there" in spirit! I have been reviewing Kohana's Soothing Lavender Masque . This is a really nice treat after a hot day! I really liked the smell as I applied it to my face! It is not an overbearing scent as some are, but rather a nice light lavender scent! According to the directions, you can apply it and then leave it on for 5 - 15 minutes before rinsing to let it rejuvenate your skin... OR you can apply and just leave it on. With it being hotter than anything these days, I normally apply it to my face whenever we get back inside... I end up leaving it on. It actually works to rehydrate my face, as well as cool me down! I do not put tons on, but I do put enough on that it does its job! I even found out that another person has used it to help with their sunburn! Since we have not been ba

w/w - hotel

Doesn't this look so nice and relaxing?

Just a friendly reminder

Just wanted to remind you that I have a couple giveaways going on... One ends tonight, so head on over!!!! Paperspring $50 Gift Card ENDS TONIGHT Toothsoap - ends 8/18 Rubbermaid Reveal Mop - ends 8/19 Carolina Pad Prize Pack - ends 8/24 Zak! Designs 6 piece kids meal set 8/25 Shushybye cd & book combo - ends 8/28

My new look

Not sure if you noticed, but I have a new blog look! Marc got it for my " bloggy birthday" ( Jumpin Beans turned ONE yesterday!) Anyways, just wanted to share that the people who did my blog makeover are holding a contest: Bloggy Blog Designz is having a Giveaway!!! They are giving away all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20% off any purchase through the end of the month! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what's right for you. The first 5 entrants will receive a $15 giftcard . The giveaway will close on August 21st, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone!

My 29th

Two years ago... I was pregnant.. (I actually told everyone I was pregnant that night!) So, what did we do? We had girls night out... We went to a place where you painted a piece of pottery! It was so fun! The girls were allowed to bring food and wine... We hung out.. We laughed.. I got the BRAND NEW " New Kids On The Block" c.d. We danced to NKOTB ! It was WONDERFUL! So, what is my pottery to remember this fantastic, memorable night? That is mine on the bottom, the brown big plate.... Right after I painted it... Problem? Yes! When I went to pick it up, she told me that mine was the one that broke in the firing process! You have to be kidding me?! Nope, so...... what was my keepsake? A picture of the best night out with my group of girls! Talk about a fun night!!!!!

Just thinking...

Remember a few years ago when gas prices went sky high? I do! My dad called me and told me to fill the tank, they were going to keep rising! So, I left and went to fill it up! After waiting in line..... FOR AGES.......... I finally filled my car up! I then went to work to let them all know. I worked in a sports bar, so I asked my co-worker if she wanted me to go fill her car for her. She would not be getting off of work until the wee hours of the next morning, and they were talking about gas running out! As I sat... and waited, they raised the prices! Seriously! It went from like $4.?? to $6.?? AS I WAITED! It was nuts! People were fighting and arguing... Pumps were running out... Did you have chaos like that? I found these pics of all the cars waiting and that was what reminded me!