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Johnson's Natural - Review and Giveaway

The name I have ALWAYS associated with baby care is Johnson's.
Before Broxton came along, I always thought that Johnson's was just the pink bottle of baby lotion and the yellow bottle of baby shampoo. Now that I have Broxton, I am always looking to see what the newest item being presented from the Johnson's line.
The newest?
The naturals line of kid and baby products!
We were sent items from their newest line and I am once again... impressed!

The naturals line includes:Baby Shampoo Baby Lotion Head to Toe Baby Wash 2 in 1 Kids Hand and Face Foaming Wash 3 in 1 Kids Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
This newest line is pretty cool: 98 % natural ingredients NO TEARS formula ALLERFREE
The baby wash was foamy, so of course, Broxton loved it...
I really like that Johnson's has introduced a "naturals line."
With Broxton having eczema...
We have to use the more expensive items that have no fragrance... Now, we can use this and I do not have to worry about it acting up!

The good th…

Blogger Challenge Day 25

Day 25 — A recipe
Since I do not cook, I am going in a different direction.
Taken from :
Recipe For Life4 cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
3 cups of Forgiveness
1 cup of Friendship
5 spoons of Hope
2 spoons of Tenderness
4 quarts of Faith
1 barrel of LaughterTake Love and Loyalty, mix it thoroughly with Faith.
Blend it with Tenderness, Kindness & Understanding.
Sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.
Bake it with Sunshine.
Serve daily with Generous helpings.

Bloggy Blog Designs Giveaway

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 September 30th, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone!

7-Eleven anyone?


Aloha Friday - 53

Happy Friday everyone!
This week has literally flown by!
I had no clue it was Friday until I saw another Aloha Friday Post...
My question this week:
Are (Were) you close with your grandparents?

My answer:
I was extremely close with my Nana... I have mentioned that before. She seriously was like a best friend. With my other living grandparents, I try and see them when I can, but I can not say that I am as close with them as I was my Nana.... I know that I am lucky to have such a wonderful family and I am SO HAPPY that Broxton gets to see his GREAT GRANDPARENTS.

Blogger Challenge Day 24

Day 24 — A movie no one would expect you to love
Hmmmm... I do not have a "closet" movie... Is that good or bad?
Do you have one?

Free Spirit Publishing

Remember when I posted a review about Free Spirit Publishing and the book 26 BIG Things Small Hands Do?Well, today, I would like to tell you about two more of their books... (From the Toddler Tools Series) The first I would like to share with you is Bedtime By Elizabeth Verdick.
This book is great for us as it shows that other kids have a routine for bedtime as well. I have enjoyed reading this to Broxton before he goes to bed... We see that other kids also get their bath, brush their teeth, enjoy stories and slowly relax to go to sleep. The best phrase to me in this book is, " I do my best growing when I am sleeping."
I constantly tell Broxton he needs to get his rest so he can feel good and grow big and strong like daddy. :) Broxton also brings this book over to me to have me read it to him during the day. I tell him we are reading it so that he knows what is going to happen at bedtime!

The other book that we have been reading is Calm Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick.
I really like…

Winners - I love these posts!

Just wanted to announce a few winners.....
Ecover All Purpose Cleaner -
Comment 19
jakiesmom said...

entered bridgewater candles 2
Country Time Lemonade - Comment 11Sheila P said...

I did once when I was a kid. Didn't sell much though!
Other winners will be posted ASAP... Dealing with a sick baby, doesn't make checking all the entries any easier...

Casting About by Terri DuLong

Are you looking for a great read?
I have the perfect book for you!!!!

If you have not heard of Terri DuLong, make a note of her NOW... Because she is officially in my list of favorite authors!
(You know, right there with Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult)
I was fortunate enough to review her first book, Spinning Forward and I loved it! You can read that review HERE.
Her writing pulls you in!
I have been anxiously awaiting the second book in the Cedar Key series and let me tell you... I think this might be even better than the first! The second book is Casting About.
One thing I like about Terri's writing is that she pulls you in and keeps you going. I also like that she has made this the Cedar Key series.
Spinning Forward introduces us to CedarKey and the characters in her book. With Casting About, you get the story of Monica and her husband Adam. (Monica was in Spinning Forward, but was not a main character, this time she is.)
With Terri's writing, you do not have to read the first one to …

Blogger Challenge Day 23

Day 23 — A way in which you want to be remembered
I want to be remembered as a good person. A child of GOD. Great mother. Loving wife. Great friend. Honest. Trustworthy. Loving. Kind.
Dependable. Funny. Hard working.
Or, lets go back to school...
N - ice O - utstanding E - ver so cheerful :) L - oving L - istener E - xcited

W-W- Daddy's Hand

I just love this picture!
Before Marc deployed, I said I wanted to try and do something artistic with it...As you know with me, that never happened! Isn't it great though? Happy Wednesday!

Blogger Challenge Day 22

Day 22 — A website
Just where do I go in my "free" time? Of course my blog... and the blogs of my friends... But other than that...
I could list more... and yes, I am a gossip junkie of the celebrities! :)

SmartKnit Seamless Socks - Review and Giveaway

I have seen SmartKnit Socks ALL over the blogosphere... So, yes, I wanted to see if they really and truly were "seamless socks."
Think about it, how can you make them and they are truly seamless? (As for the "seamless," they start at the toe and make them that way... )
I emailed and asked if I could review a pair and I was so happy when they emailed me back!
Not only did I get to try a pair out for Broxton, I also got a pair for me!!!!

They make SmartKnit Kids socks... As well as SmartKnit BIG Kids socks!

Let me just tell you the main reason I like these.... They have a "no heel design" meaning, Broxton will not outgrow them as fast as those other little kid socks! That has been a main problem with us... His little fat feet do not last in the socks that long. We all know how miserable it is to have socks to big... They bunch up and squish all around your toes... Not with these!!!!
I put the pair on Broxton to see how he liked them. (Normally, he takes his soc…

Blogger Challenge Day 21

Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people

Do you really want to know?

I guess one thing is I sit "Indian Style" different than most... I do not sit with my legs criss crossed, I sit with them one on top of the other... More like a yoga pose, I would say... Not sure why, but always have...
I have another one, but I just can not share it... LOL, if you really really know me... You know what it is... :)
Side note... My dad says they days of the week differently ... LOL, like:
MonDAY - he says MonDEE TuesDAy - TuesDEE

Ha ha!
Ask him a day and he says it right, using it in a sentence, he says it wrong! Gotta love him!

Blogger Challenge Day 20

Day 20 — A hobby of yours
I have several hobbies. I love to scrapbook, just have not done it in a while. I love to read... MAJOR HOBBY THERE!
I LOVE to take pictures, just need to get back into it.
I wish I had a hobby like crochet, knitting, anything creative like that... But I don't. Not yet... Willing to learn if you want to teach me!

Baby Milestones - A guest post

One of my best friends is pregnant...
and I am just as happy as I can be for her!
I received this with permission to share, so I wanted to post it for all of you. Some you may know, others not so much...

Baby Milestones - The First Two Years

By Lisa Pecos For anyone who has never had a baby, it can be difficult to understand how thrilling it is when your little girl or boy passes those important developmental markers. When a baby smiles at you for the first time or says her first word, this can seem so momentous that you may feel like calling everyone you know to tell them the earth-shattering news. But beyond the emotional impact of these milestones, they are also important markers signifying that your baby is developing at a normal rate. Here are seven of the most important baby milestones to watch for during the first two years. 1. Eye contact Eye contact is an essential component of human interaction, and the fact that newborns do not do it is a sign that the social parts of their br…

Blogger Challenge Day 19

Day 19 — A talent of yours
I would like to think my talent is that I can sing... BUT WE KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE!
Unless it is the end of the night and you have been drinking all day!

I think I am a talented photographer...
I know, I know.. If I am so talented, I need to use it.. Thanks, I know...
Yes, I will get that fire burning and get to working on it again... Soon