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23.7.11

Who knew an insurance convention could be so crazy?

Ed Helms cracks me up!
I know, I know...
His movies are not for everyone, but I have to admit...
I laugh.

The movies are a bit raunchy and the humor is not for everyone...
But for those that like that kind of stuff...
He did it again!
Cedar Rapids!
Add John C. Reilly to the mix and you know what you are getting!

I will say, the funny parts are in the previews...
That being said, you know they are coming.

The movie started off slow for me...
I guess it is to be expected, being that it is about Insurance Salesmen at a conference.
I don't personally know any insurance salesmen... and I have never been to a conference, so who am I to really judge?
But...

This has Tim Lippe going to the conference to represent his company.
(The guy that was supposed to go died.)
Well, Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) goes and wow...
He is Mr. Straight and Narrow!
I do not think he has ever left his hometown before that trip.
It is so funny watching him calling his "pre-fiance" to check in and have her calm him down.

The best part of the whole movie?
When Tim Lippe went to the party with the hooker...
Ha ha!!!!
Just watch and see what happens!!!

I think it is funny, but it isn't as funny as I was hoping for.
I guess it was hyped up so much, that I was expecting more.
(I really HATE when that happens!)
If you are a fan of Ed Helms...
You will love this!!!!

But, remember I warned you...
:)

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Crunch Pak - Review

Who doesn't like a good snack?
I know we all do!!!
I love it when I have a quick and healthy alternative and Crunch Pak is helping to make that possible!
There are several times when Broxton wants an apple.
(Yes, I love that he loves fruit as much as he does!)
But I am not always at a position to cut it up at that second.
With Crunch Pak, he can just grab a bag, I can sit him in his chair and we are all in a happy place.
Crunch Pak has teamed up with Disney to make a co-branded eye catching product!
We were sent a couple products to review and of course, Broxton was so happy!
The first was the apple packs.
We all loved them, as they were crunchy and oh so yummy!
Although it was packaged, I did not have to worry about it being slimy or anything!
Just right!

Broxton was happy for the Foodles Product the most!!
It was a snack in a Mickey shape!!!
He was able to enjoy apples, cheese and pretzels!
Of course, he loved the familiarity of the Mickey shape!
Head on over to Crunch Pak to see the stores near you that carry their products!
(Near me, it is Publix and Target!)

Don't think that this is just for kids!!!
You know you want a bag of these crispy, crunchy, juicy apple slices right now!!!

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Dynasty Jerky - Review

Are you a fan of Jerky?
My brother really enjoys grilling, cooking...
All that good stuff.
Well, last year, he made a WONDERFUL treat for us:
Teriyaki Beef Jerky.

It was delicious, but the thing is, he hasn't made it since then!
It stinks...
I loved it, but nope...
Not since then!
Well, I found a company that I can buy from, so I no longer need him!
(Although I would love it from time to time, what a nice gift...)

I saw that Dynasty Jerky makes all sorts of jerky and Teriyaki is one of them!
We were able to review it and talk about delicious!!!
Wow, It was so great!
We literally INHALED it as soon as it arrived!

It was tough, like Jerky should be, but not tough that it was hard to eat.
In fact, I would be more apt to say it was softer than other jerky that I have tried!!!

Dynasty Jerky has several different flavors to choose from.
Top it off, they not only have BEEF jerky!
They also carry: Elk, Venison and Buffalo.

FROM THEIR SITE:

Home of the yum…yum jerky. Here at Dynasty Jerky we believe in differentiating ourselves above the rest and producing quality jerky with no exceptions. This is why we are going to take a different approach in describing what our jerky is all about. I’m sure you hear it all the time, how everyone says their Jerky tastes the best. So instead of just telling you how scrumptious and good our meaty and tasty jerky is. We are going to offer you a FREE sample. Yes that’s right, a FREE SAMPLE with FREE shipping.

We want to earn your business. And in this case, words can only go so far, but definitely your taste buds can go much further :) Because we’re so confident that once you try our delicious jerky, you would want to come back to our site to order a bag, maybe two bags or even more. And hope that you’ll even share some with your family and friends (remember sharing is caring). Please don’t be shy put your order in today for your free sample or just take my word for it and order some today (you won't regret it)! To keep our price low, just one sample per household. Thanks and enjoy! We look forward to doing business with you!

Did you read that?
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You will then get a free sample...
Check it out..
You will NOT be disappointed!!!!

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The Five Ways We Grieve - Book Review

Dealing with Death is never easy.
Actually, it hits each and every single one of us differently.
As it hits us all differently, that also means that we all grieve differently.
Each person has their own time for healing and grieving.
Susan A. Berger has tried to explain The Five Ways We Grieve in her book that is now available at Amazon.
I have been trying to read it, but at this time...
I just can not do it.
I have the boys here and we are enjoying the summer.
It is not the time for me to try and read this book, although I know that it seems like a great way to help deal.

I have skimmed over it and I think it is full of lots of great information, but I think it is also (in my case) a read for whenever I am faced WITH death, not before...
Does that make sense?

Just looking through the book, there are several key points that I want to address.
First of all, there are "The Four Pillars of Identity."
It is with this that "shape the world-view that survivors adopt after their loss and contribute significantly to the new identity and sense of meaning that they develop."

Susan also touches on the symptoms of acute grieving; feelings/physical sensations/cognition and behaviors.
Through her book, she shares stories that to me seem to show that you are not alone in your thoughts and feelings.

The key points in this book, is when Berger shares with us the five grieving types:

  • Nomads: Those who have not yet resolved their grief in a way that allows them to move on with their life and form a satisfying new identity.
  • Memorialists: Their main goal is to honor their loved one by creating physical objects or rituals that honor the deceased.
  • Normalizers: They work to recreate the kind of life they lost or wished they’d had.
  • Activists: They focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death.
  • Seekers: They experience loss as a catalyst for philosophical exploration into the meaning of life.

    I think that this is a book with lots of references that are great for those that are grieving.Not only does Susan explain things, she also includes several organizations and websites that are great resources!

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  • 22.7.11

    Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge - Week Eight - Motion


    I was not sure what way I wanted to go with this...
    Did I want to try and capture motion, or just roll with it?

    Hope you like what I decided to go with:

    Have a Great Weekend!!!!

    Shaun the Sheep - DVD Review

    DVD SYNOPSIS

    Get ready for farm-fresh fun and laughter with Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies, as they set the scene for more mayhem on the farm. Laugh out loud as Shaun tries to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovers his jazzy side, and the sheep try to sell everything on the farm to the highest bidder. Shaun and his friends deliver seven hilarious adventures full of animal antics that will make the whole family cock-a-doodle doo!

    Episodes include:

    • Foxy Laddie: A fox arrives at the farm, disguising himself as a handsome ram to infiltrate the flock and eat Timmy! All the lady sheep are beguiled by this charming new arrival – especially Shirley. Shaun becomes suspicious when the fox’s cunning disguise begins to fail.

    • Whistleblower: Bitzer loses his precious whistle and tests out the Farmer’s trumpet as a replacement. Before long, the power of the trumpet goes to his head and his fanfares and jazz-styled bugling drives the flock around the bend.

    • Frantic Romantic: The Farmer is trying to impress his new date by cooking her a romantic dinner. Unfortunately, the Farmer can’t cook and Bitzer is a useless maĆ®tre d'. Can Shaun and the flock save the day when they take over the catering behind the scenes?

    • Who’s the Caddy: The Farmer discovers his old golf clubs and decides to knock a few balls around in the field, instantly putting his back out. Shaun takes the opportunity to learn how to play while Bitzer, who desperately wants to show off his golfing prowess, is forced to tend to his injured master inside the house.

    • Everything Must Go: The Farmer has set up a stall by the side of the road, selling produce from the garden. He leaves Bitzer in charge for the day. But lazy Bitzer soon gets bored and gives Shaun the job while he puts his feet up by the pool. Shaun proves to be a much better salesman than Bitzer and the flock is only too happy to get stuck in selling pretty much all of the Farmer’s worldly possessions!

    • In the Doghouse: When Bitzer’s kennel is accidentally destroyed he hopes the Farmer will replace it with a new deluxe model. But when he sees his master’s clumsy attempt to build a new kennel, Bitzer is so horrified he packs his bags and leaves home. Shaun hopes to tempt Bitzer to return with the kennel of his dreams.

    • Cock-a-Doodle Shaun: The rooster is missing and there’s no one to wake up the farm. When Shaun discovers the rooster has been snatched by the greedy fox, he sets off with Bitzer on a daring rescue mission. Will they get the rooster back in time to wake up the rest of the farm?

    My thoughts on this particular DVD:
    I am a bit confused on this one!
    We just received Shaun the Sheep; Animal Antics for review.
    Now, I had never heard of this before...
    It comes on Disney Channel, so that really surprises me!
    It must be on opposite one of Broxton's shows!
    Either way...
    I am still a bit lost.
    Then again, I am almost 32, not a toddler.
    Broxton watched with serious focus, I tried to follow.

    Have you seen this before?
    Basically, Shaun the sheep is the smart one on the farm.
    There is a man that owns it, who you never see doing any type of farm work.
    He has a dog that seems to take advantage of the sheep, that results in the dog lounging away while the sheep work!
    That one sheep, Shaun...
    He is a smart one and always seems to solve everything.
    But, there is NO TALKING.
    Ha!!! Maybe it can teach Broxton he doesn't have to talk 24-7, but then again...
    I am his mom, and his maw-maw is his maw-maw, so he gets it honest!
    :)
    As I said, Broxton liked it..
    So, it must work!

    Tell me, have you seen this show before?

    Available for purchase on DVD July 26, 2011.

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    21.7.11

    Aloha Friday - Photo Choice

    If you had to pick a favorite...
    Which photo would you pick?


    PHOTO ONE:
    PHOTO TWO:

    Have a great weekend!!!!!

    Let's Glow Crazy - Review

    What do you do on days when it is raining outside?
    Do you have different activities for indoor days?
    What about night time fun?

    I am so excited that we had the chance to review the Glow Crazy Distance Doodler!!!
    When the package arrived, I was so excited that I was ready to put it up then!

    I took Broxton to our room (we have the black out curtains because of Marc's job) and put a piece of the special cling paper on the bathroom door.
    Then, I put the batteries in the special pen and we went to town!
    We drew shapes and squiggles.
    I wrote our names.
    Then, we started the outlines/silhouettes!
    We did our hands.
    We did silhouettes of our heads...
    Broxton LOVED it and liked playing with it over and over again.

    I am glad that I let him have at it first, when we were in our room.
    As soon as I brought it out for the boys to test, it was over.
    Well, first of all...
    They argued over who could do it first...
    Then, who got to do it for how long...

    It was fun and they enjoyed playing...
    It kept them occupied for a bit of time, but then I had to put a time limit on it!
    We couldn't run the batteries dead the very first day they played it, how fun would that be?!
    (Mental note, buy rechargeable AAA batteries, that way you can recharge and go!)

    Excuse the blur of the photo's, but I wanted to show you just how much fun they had...

    This is Broxton showing us how he can put his head up there and we get his silhouette:
    This is the boys showing that they can make them look like they have extra fingers!
    This is showing that you can write with it to!
    They have already asked if they can have one for their house...
    I say this gets a huge A+ for me having for them to play with!!!!

    This is one of those "as seen on TV" items, so make sure you head on over to the Glow Crazy site to order yours today!!

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    20.7.11

    I have been thinking...


    If you have been over to visit me before, you might know that I love to take pictures.
    I went to school for photography and at one point, I wanted to make greeting cards.

    I gave up on that dream, as I had no contacts to make it happen.
    BUT NOW, I have another dream/vision.

    I have been thinking and thinking and I really want to try and sell a couple of my photo's.
    Maybe not the next Ansel Adams, but I would love to at least try!
    One of the things that holds me back... Rejection!

    But, I was thinking...
    If I started an Etsy Shop, I could try.
    It would not be a life long commitment, but a trial period.
    Besides prints, I was thinking that I would LOVE to try and sell a couple of my prints as note cards.
    You know...
    The blank stationary cards that gives you the option to send a thinking of you message...
    (You know, that dying art of "snail mail.")

    Well, with that being said...
    I wanted to find a good company to work with in printing them...

    I will be hosting a review of CAFEPRESS and with that, one lucky reader is going to win:
    A $50 CafePress Coupon Code!
    The Coupon Code can be used to customize a gift or t-shirt!

    Check back next week!!!!
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    Tiny Soles - Review and Giveaway

    When trying to find good shoes for Broxton, I want to know that the shoes we select will be ones that last him for a bit.
    Now, I know that he is a growing boy and that he will not have them for years and years, but I do want them to last more than a week or so!

    We were lucky to have the chance to review a pair of shoes from Tiny Soles and I tell you what, it was quite a time trying to pick out one pair!
    They have so many to choose from!!!

    I really like how you can shop their site!
    I started with shopping by age.
    I selected TODDLER from the drop down menu.
    Then, I narrowed it down to boys.
    At this point, there were 304 shoes from me to choose from!!!

    Of course, I clicked on VIEW ALL, as I love seeing everything at once.
    So much easier for me than going back and forth on different pages, I can just scroll up and down!
    In the beginning, I was thinking that I wanted to go with a pair of tennis shoes.
    They had such a great selection and they all looked so cute and comfortable.
    But then I was looking at the rain boots.
    We all know how much Broxton loves his boots!
    He still wears the green ones ALL THE TIME, so I figured we did not need another pair just yet!
    (Even the neighbors talk about how cute he is in his rain boots and shorts! Ha ha ha!)
    I thought about getting him a pair of the slip on shoes, as they looked super easy to put on...
    Not to mention how cute they were...

    Then, I saw them!

    The KEEN Newport H2 shoes!
    Not only are they cute...
    They are sandals...
    They are also made out a material that allows for quick drying!!!
    So, they are like a 2 in 1 for us!

    He can wear them as everyday shoes in the summer...
    But can also wear them to the pool, to a water park...
    Basically anywhere water is, we do not have to worry about his shoes getting soaked!
    Love it!!

    I will say, when we order again, I will order a size bigger.
    I am not sure if it is because the KEEN runs small, or if it is just because Broxton has fat feet.
    It could actually be a bit of both.
    They fit, but they are not really roomy.
    He likes them and isn't complaining, so I am not worried.
    I just know that if we had ordered a bit bigger, he would have the chance to get more use out of them.
    Either way...
    They are winners to us!!!!
    (Gotta love that... Yes, Broxton has STYLE!)
    One more thing about Tiny Soles...
    They offer a daily deal..
    Meaning, Monday through Friday, they have a deal at a great price..
    Until they are gone!!!
    Head on over and check it out!


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    19.7.11

    W/W - Just a few wins that made me smile!

    It is Wednesday and this week I wanted to share two really cool prizes I won recently!!!!
    (After not winning in like A MILLION YEARS, it was nice to actually win something... and for it to be these, not to shabby!)

    The first was a beautiful gift basket from the Zylie Bear giveaway.
    We submitted a picture of Broxton and Marc right before he deployed for the contest on why we love our country more than Zylie...
    It was full of so much yummy goodness!
    Snacks, paper plate holders, cutting board, veggie kabob holder for grilling...
    Goodness, it was great!
    Just LOOK:
    The next was a giveaway I won at my bloggy friend Melissa's blog.
    It was a Patriotic Flower Arrangement from 1-800- FLOWERS.
    Isn't it beautiful?
    It added just the right festive cheer for our place.
    I am so glad that we won it, as I loved the red, white and blue!
    Top it off, it came in a cute basket that we can keep to always remind us of this great win!!!!
    Hope you have a great week!

    I have been crying my eyes out! ER Season 15 Review


    I used to watch E.R. ALL THE TIME!
    I loved watching and seeing all the drama unfold!
    I was in love with all of the characters!
    Anthony Edwards! George Clooney! Eric La Salle! Noah Wyle!

    Once I started college, I did not watch as much as I used to, but I would watch from time to time!
    Then, I moved to Atlanta, once again...
    When I had the time, I would watch, but I was not always home.
    Between work, school and trying to be social, staying home to watch TV was not always on the top of my to do list!
    Now, I know that when I heard that it was going to be the SERIES FINALE on TV, I tried to make it a point to watch it.
    Did I?
    Nope...
    Because of work!
    I really wanted to... but I had to work that night and did not get the chance to see it end.

    Through the years I have laughed and cried with ER, so I knew that this final season was not going to be one to disappoint.
    That alone was why I was SO EXCITED to have the chance to review it on DVD!
    I have not finished the season yet, but I tell you...
    With each episode I watch, my heart hurts!
    :) I know, I know...
    It is just a TV show, but still..
    These stories that they tell, it might have happened to someone and guess what? I could happen to someone if it hasn't yet!

    Just a preview of how the season goes:


    With the VERY first episode of Season 15, I cried like a baby!
    My heart hurt for the entire set of characters!
    I had all of the boys watch it with me (just the first episode, then they went back to the Wii)
    They were quick to say that it was a very emotional show, if they only knew!!!!!

    So, if you are an ER fan, or just a fan of shows like this...
    I HIGHLY recommend getting season 15 !!!!

    As I said, I have not finished the DVD yet, but I wanted to let you know...
    It is a great one so far...
    I admit, I wish I could watch them all back to back, I need to know how they finished it!!!

    I do like how George Clooney started the show off and they had John Stamos to end it! :)

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    18.7.11

    Thomas In Charge DVD Review

    Broxton LOVES trains!
    He loves seeing train tracks, he loves seeing trains, he even loves hearing trains in the distance!
    Loving trains as much as he does, he absolutely LOVES Thomas!!!!
    You have no idea how much he LOVES Thomas the Train.

    He watches Thomas when it is on..
    He plays with his Thomas toys...
    He wears his Thomas clothes as much as possible.
    So, you know what that meant?

    As soon as the new Thomas In Charge DVD came, Broxton was so excited!
    He happily squealed, "Thomas!"
    Of course that meant that we had to put it on as soon as we could!

    On this particular DVD, there were 4 episodes:
    Thomas In Charge
    Henry's Good Deeds
    O The Dignity
    A Blooming Mess

    I am not sure which one was our favorite!

    I really liked Henry's Good Deeds.
    With this, it shows that you do not need to try and do good deeds...
    If you just do what you should be doing at all times, good deeds happen!!!

    We always enjoy watching, but I think that we both enjoyed A Blooming Mess.
    Watching it, we got to see Emily and of course, we all LOVE flowers!!!
    (Watch to see the mess Emily makes, all over trying to share flowers to make people smile.)
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Life on the Island of Sodor is always full of adventure so all aboard for fun in Thomas & Friends: Thomas inCharge coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 12, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Children will delight as Thomas and the Steam Team embark on four new exciting adventures. It’s full steam ahead as the stories roll along and suspense builds at every turn in these tales, featuring stunning CG animation and never-before-seen content!

    Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

    DVD SYNOPSIS

    Clickity-Clack, Thomas is back in exciting, engine-packed adventures! Thomas and his friends are preparing for the Railway Inspector’s visit to Knapford Station. But when the coal trucks crash, covering Gordon in soot, can Thomas take charge and help straighten out the mess? Find out as Thomas charges full steam ahead into fun!


    This is for sure going in our DVD bag for road trips!!!
    If you have a Thomas fan, head on out and get this now!

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    17.7.11

    Trust the Gorton's Fisherman!!! #Giveaway !!!


    Apartment living has both pro's and cons...
    I will not harp on either, as I want to get right to it and tell you a great thing!!!!
    (The reason I mention the con's is to point out the fact that we can not grill....)
    BUT, now, with Gorton's Products, you can bring the grilled flavor home!!!

    I love Salmon...
    I would eat it all the time, if I could.
    I love it grilled and it is oh so yummy!
    That being said, let me tell you about the
    Let me start with my favorite!!!!
    The Grilled Salmon.
    I bought this and made myself a Salmon Sandwich.
    It was delicious!
    I had it with lettuce and tomato and wow!
    The flavor was amazing and after a bite or two, Broxton took it over and enjoyed it for himself!
    The great thing about it, it was "grilled salmon," but I did not have to worry about having a grill.
    I heated it up in the microwave!
    (You can use your microwave or your oven.)
    There were two pieces of Salmon in the package, so since Broxton inhaled the sandwich, I made a salmon salad with the other fillet!
    We also tried out the Fish Sticks!
    I loved that it comes in a resealable bag!
    Perfect instead of trying to find something to seal it up!
    We had that for one of our meals and I tell you what, I did not hear any complaints from anyone!
    The final product we tried?
    The Grilled Shrimp Scampi!
    Let me clarify, WE did not try it!
    Marc inhaled it!
    :)
    I tell you, they were HUGE shrimp, so I am glad that it worked out great for Marc!
    He must have really liked them, because I saw him enjoying every single bite!!!

    You can click HERE to see all the products that Gorton's offers!
    Also, if you are like me and don't really know what to make...
    You can click HERE for their recipes!
    You just pick your product and it will tell you recipes for it!
    How easy is that?!

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    A Magical Smurf Adventure - Review

    I was born in 1979, meaning I grew up as a child of the 80's!!!
    Do you remember The Smurfs?
    I loved them!

    Granted, I could not figure out why Smurfette was the only girl...
    Or why Papa Smurf was SO OLD and the rest were the same age.
    To this day, I still do not understand it, but it is something that I just gave up on trying to get!

    I was so excited to see that The Smurfs were on a channel that we get, but normally it comes on when Broxton's other shows are on!
    That being said, we do not watch it!
    I was happy to know that I was going to get to review The Smurfs on DVD.
    I wasn't happy that it came when the brothers were here..
    Why?
    Well, they wanted to watch it, thinking it was the movie...
    Once they saw the case and saw it was the cartoon, they went to their room.
    That in turn meant that Broxton could totally care less to see it.

    We watched a couple episodes and it was as cute as I remembered...
    But, Broxton did not want to watch it, as he was too worried what the brothers were doing!!!!
    I did notice though that he did NOT care for Gargamel.
    Guess at his age, he is a bit creepier to him than to me.

    I still love The Smurfs, but I think I will wait a bit before trying to get Broxton to watch it..
    At least until after the brothers leave.
    Then, we might give it another try...
    Either way, I know when he gets a little older, he will love it as much as I did!
    (Okay,I hope he does...)

    Synopsis:
    Get your Smurf on with this 2-disc set of 10 Smurftacular Episodes! In a hidden village dwells a clan of magical creatures, living in mushroom houses and taking showers with dewdrops. They’re those international celebrities known far and wide as the Smurfs -- and they’re back on DVD. This itty-bitty powder-blue crew, including Brainy, Lazy, Vanity and Smurfette, is led by the wise, gentle and 542-year-old Papa Smurf. Gargamel, the local evil wizard, is forever scheming against the tiny team but our little friends outsmurf him every time! The Smurfs may only be three apples high, but they left miles of smiles on the faces of Saturday morning cartoon fans from 1981 to 1989! Smurf it up again with this colorful collection of superior Smurftainment!

    FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

     
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