Showing posts from May 1, 2011

What To Expect - The Second Year - Review and Giveaway

How many of you read anything dealing with your pregnancy when you found out you were pregnant? I know I did!
Of course, I read the Internet and all... But I also heard that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" was like THE IT BOOK for pregnant women.

A couple video clips for you

My dear friend Lorie posted these clips on her blog... I wanted to share them with you...
The first, is a piece of safety advice for any of you with smartphones. Yes, we have them... Mine is okay, but I need to check Marcs... Take a look at this:

Now, another clip.
It brought tears to my eyes.
This is an amazing man!
Thank you Mr. Hume!!!!

Hope yall are having a great weekend!!!!!

Doesn't This Sound Fun? DaGeDar

This is so new that it is not even out yet... And I have a feeling that this will be on at least one of the boys wish lists soon!!!!I like how it sounds like a fun game to play, but also one that requires THINKING.
Although they are balls, the players have to figure out the ways of it as to keep it on track!!!!

DaGeDar™ (pronounced DAH-geh-DAAR) collectible supercharged battle balls have a special feel and weight that almost demand to be raced! Each DaGeDar™ battle ball boasts a graphic design that reflects the true energy contained within. More than 240 different DaGeDar™ ball graphics are planned for release this year, with varying degrees of rarity. Each ball carries a special code number that when registered on the DaGeDar™ website ( will reveal the true spirit contained within the DaGeDar™ ball, as well as its hidden powers, which can assist in racing strategy and let kids unleash the power within!Racing DaGeDar™ balls requires skill, practice, agilit…

Down to the wire....

***** I can not figure out how to make it smaller to fit, but when you click it to print, it does print out just fine. Good Luck and sorry! *****
With Winnie the Pooh being released in theaters July 15th...They want Winnie the Pooh in your minds...
Here is a Mothers Day card that you can print out from home!

Hope all of you have a safe and happy mothers day!!!!!!

AmLactin - Review

We were sent a sample of AmLactin for us to check out... I was looking forward to using it on Broxton, but the smell was a bit to strong. (Yes, it says fragrance free, but I smelled something.) I used it on my hands and the smell eventually wears off, but it is a little too heavy for me to see putting it on Broxton again. I will say though, if you can get past the smell, it really does moisturize your skin!
(I see this as more of a winter lotion for me... and a great relief for my elbows!!!!)
The following information was taken from their site:
(They have AmLactin, AmLactin XL and AmLactin Foot Cream)

Formulated for All Skin TypesFragrance freeNon-greasyLong lastingAvailable in a Variety of Sizes7.9 oz (225 g) bottle14.1 oz (400 g) pump17.6 oz (500 g) pump (available only at Costco and seasonally at Walgreens)Cream is available in 4.9 oz (140 g) tubePeople everywhere are talking about AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion. In a recent survey of over 300 women, nearly 75% agreed that AmLactin® M…

Aloha Friday - Law and Order

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.My question:Do you watch Law & Order: Criminal Intent? If you do... What do you think about them bringing back Goren and Eames?
My answer: I LOVE that show... Actually did not watch last year, once Goren and Eames were gone... SO HAPPY that they are back! LOL

*** Don't forget to enter ALL my giveaways. Click here to see which ones you want to win!***

Does your child write? Raising Confident Readers - Book Review

I heard about that school in Maine that gave Ipads to their kindergarten class.Yes, I love the idea of them learning, but what about the basics of writing?
I see more and more emails... More and more e-cards and text messages. Which means...
Less and Less writing. Hand written letters, "snail mail" cards...
I for one am still a firm believer in sending Thank You NOTES. (Thanks mom, that is something that Broxton WILL pick up.)
That means, handwritten message, stamps... snail mail.
But, with technology advancing as fast as it does, where does that leave handwriting? I really hope that they still teach that when Broxton starts kindergarten!

We go outside and color and draw. I write the ABC's and the 123's. We read. I don't want to lose this.
With that being said...
I am reading "Raising Confident Readers" by Dr. J. Richard Gentry. This book is How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write - from Baby to Age 7.
While reading this, I have learned not to be put off by the techn…

Can you help "Save Prom"? VERY SHORT NOTICE

I just received this email and I immediately wanted to share with you... I did not even think about the seniors that lost everything for their Prom with the tornado.
Now, I did not go to mine...
Had no desire to, but I do know that there were many girls that planned and planned for that special night!
So, if you have anything to donate...
Will you? Also, if you have a blog, or facebook or twitter.. Will you please share this information? If it even means one dress or jacket or even a tie is donated... I know it will mean so much to them. Even if they can forget the destruction for one night. That might be what they need to help deal with all that they have lost.
Seniors in Trenton; Dade County lost everything during recent tornado. Prom Dresses, Sports Jackets and Ties needed. By tomorrow - May 6th
Sizes- Whatever you are willing to donate Drop Off Location - Calhoun Armory; Calhoun, Georgia ( soldier will take it to teacher in Dalton, Ga)
Diane Sheppard - New Hope Middle School 1111 New Hope Road;…

Lot's of Giveaways Going on - EXTRA ENTRIES

Just wanted to remind you that there are several giveaways going on right now...
Tonight is the last night to enter for a chance to win two tickets to theATLANTA BABY AND KID EXPObeing held at the Fox Theatre May14th.
You also need to remember to enter to win the BIG BELLY BANK giveaway... It ends 5/5
Energizer is giving one of you a $10 gift card - ends 5/8
Hallmark Postage Prepaid Greeting Cards - ends 5/12
Chicken Soup for the Soul - New Moms 5/16
Chicken Soup for the Soul - My Dog's Life - ends 5/17
Chicken Soup for the Soul - My Cat's Life - ends 5/18
Kidlandia $40 Gift Code - ends 5/19
Name Frame - ends 5/27

***** Want a few extra entries? ***** Can be used on as many giveaways as you would like.
Leave a comment on the SIBU Review, relating to the post... Then, leave "Mothers Day entry" on any giveaway for 3 bonus entries... You can also leave a valid comment on the Paper Coterie Review... Then leave "gift guide entry" on any giveaway for 3 bonus entries...

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's Life- Review & Giveaway

Chicken Soup listened and in turn, made a book just for you!!!!

Synopsis:101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Feline Family MembersFrom kittenhood through the twilight years, our feline companions continually bring joy, love, and laughter to the lives of their "staff." This collection of 101 new stories captures the experience of living through the natural life cycle with our cats — from the laugh-out-loud antics of kittens and tear-your-hair-out escapades of teenage cats to the more mature adult years and final stages of life. Stories cover each age and stage with all the fun, frustrations, special bonds and routines involved. The book also holds a special chapter about grieving and recovery when our feline friends leave us.
Chapters: Irresistible
Eat, Play, Love
Do You Know How Much I Knead You
Who's the Boss
I Am Cat, Hear Me Roar
It's the Cat's Meow
A Purrfect Life
Are You Stalking to Me For All Nine Lives
Over the Rainbow I'll A…

Kidlandia - Review and Giveaway

I am all about teaching Broxton things...
We work on our numbers and colors...
Shapes and everything else we can think of...
I have heard that if you start with the basics of just showing them the states that they will learn them faster than other kids that are introduced to them later. When I heard about that, I immediately started looking for a way to introduce the states, without it really being a lesson.
I was so happy when I found that Kidlandia sold maps of the USA as placemats!
To make it even better, you could personalize it with your little ones name!!!
(As well as the fact that it even has a place to make a "holiday" with their birthday!)
Of course, that was what I wanted to get!!!
I was so happy to be able to review one for you, besides Broxton getting a great placemat.... One of you will win a gift code to get something for your household!

Kidlandia has several different items that you can choose from... Puzzles, Placemats, Posters... Growth Charts, Gallery Wrapped Canvas...…

W/W - Wedding Time

This past weekend one of my kid brothers got married...Just a few photo's from the big day... Oh yeah, I had a hard time getting my camera to work? Not sure what that was about, so they aren't the best... But, I still love them!!!! My brother and my nephew before the wedding...
Love the father and son moment! After the wedding...
Still taking 8 million wedding photos! The happy couple!
Congrats to the both of them!
Here is to a lifetime of happiness!!!!!
***** Of course, all photo's belong to ME! *****

Chicken Soup for the Soul : My Dog's Life - Review & Giveaway

For all you Dog Lovers Out there...Chicken Soup has the book that belongs in your house...

Synopsis: 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine CompanionsIt's a dog's life. This collection of 101 new stories focuses on all the memorable ages and stages of our lovable canines' lives. Starting in puppyhood and covering a range of middle and senior years to the twilight and end when our dear friends leave us, this book captures the entire experience of living through the natural life cycle with our dogs. All dog lovers will laugh, cry, and recognize themselves and their furry friends in these heartwarming and inspiring stories of puppy antics, teenage rebellion, adapting to an aging dog and, finally, having to say goodbye.Chapters:

A Bundle of Fur
Chew On This
Who's The Boss
It's A Ruff Life
For the Love of Dog
Leader of the Pack
These Old Bones
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Over the Rainbow
I'll Always Love YouTwo Lucky Readers will win:
A copy of Chicken Soup: My Dog…

SIBU Beauty - Great Rate for Mothers Day!

In 2003 Bruce McMullin founded SIBU Beauty and I have to say...
I am glad that I was able to review for them!
Until SIBU Beauty, I had never heard of the Sea Buckthorn Berry. Well, I guess I have been out of the loop, as it has been around for 13 centuries!
While reading all about the uses of Sea Buckthorn on the SIBU site, I learned that it has been used for both beauty and medicinal purposes... and get this, not only on the outside of your body, but inner uses as well!
I was sent several of their products and it was hard to pick a favorite one...
I was able to review their facial cleaner, the hydrating serum, the facial soap and the rejuvenating night cream. I know that this is something that I would love to have for every day use, but being a stay at home mom, they are a little pricey, in my opinion... (Keep in mind, I do not use things like this often, so they might be great priced compared to other competitors... ) That is why I am happy to tell you that they are offering a g…