Showing posts from July 24, 2011

Back to School Ready? @FiveFingersTees Review

You know all the funny t-shirts you see everyone wearing?They have all the hilarious sayings... Or maybe they remind you of a quote from a movie or TV show you like...
Well, I found a great site that has a HUGE variety and they are actually affordable!!!!
Five Finger Tees!
We looked and found shirts for the 3 school aged boys... Of course, with the 15 year old....
FACEBOOK was all him!!!!!
He got the "You Like This" shirt!
So typical!

The 13 year old....
He is a hugger!
Especially when he thinks it will keep him out of trouble :) So, my shirt choice for him?
Finally, the 10 year old... Wow, does he like to sleep... Although he fights it to begin with... He got the shirt, "I'd Rather Be Sleeping."
I think they are all great choices!
They LOVE their shirts!
They immediately had to wear them that day!!!

We went bowling and of course, one lady quickly noticed the FREE HUGS!
(Being bright yellow, how could you not?!)
He gave out the free hug and made her smile!!!!


All Things Disney!!!!!

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

Aloha! Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge - Week Nine - Bubbles

I am actually joining my Aloha Friday with my Crazy Days of Summer Post! For Aloha Friday, we ask a question.. Simple question, simple answer... Then take it easy and enjoy the weekend!
My Photo Challenge this week was bubbles... So, I got to thinking... Here is my Aloha Friday Question :) What is your favorite CHEWING GUM for blowing bubbles? My answer:
We didn't have any, so we went with the other type of Bubbles!
(Although, I do love Double Bubble!) Enjoy the Photos!!!

Another Crazy Day of Summer... So, that means - Crazy Day of Summer Photo Challenge!!! This week's theme--- BUBBLES! That being the theme, you KNOW I had to get out the Gazillion Bubbles Cyclone!!!!
Here we go.... Enjoy!!!!!

Party Time!!!!!! Freschetta Pizza Party

Tell me who doesn't like a Pizza Party? .......... Okay, so you don't know anyone either! Great!!! Why?
Because it is PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date -August 4th, 2011What -FREE* FRESCHETTA® By The Slice pizza eventWhere -From the comfort of your own homeDetails -visit the message board at www.FreschettaFreshConnection.comFRESCHETTA® will be giving away thousands of slices of our delicious By The Slice pizza in a special live online event. The FRESCHETTA® By The Slice pizza will be given away in 5,000 increments every half hour. There will also be fun, interactive contests where you can win additional coupons. You can find all the delicious details surrounding this event on the message board in
Hope to see you at the party!!!!
***** I was not compensated for this, as Freschetta Fresh Connection Team Member, I was sent this information to share with you!!!! *****

The Coolest Kid In School - @Terracycle Review & #giveaway

Have you heard of Terracycle? I have heard the blogosphere buzzing about it, so I had to check it out!
Terracycle is just the coolest! Besides making cool products, they are helping the environment! Let me try and summarize Terracycle up for you.
From their website: TerraCycleupcycles and recycles traditionally non-recycable waste (including drink pouches, chip bags, tooth brushes and many more) into a large variety of consumer products. These products keep waste out of our landfills and contribute to a cleaner world. TerraCycle products are available at a wide range of major retailers from Wal*Mart to Target as well as online.
They are eliminating waste in the landfill and make really neat products! Win-Win situation!
You can join a brigade and send in your products too! (There is a minimum to send in, so read the information first.) I really like the idea behind it and of course, everyone loves the products that are then available for purchase!
We got the Honest Kids Pencil Pouch for review. I o…

Kidorable Contest for your little one...

Thought I would pass this email along...Let me know if you enter... I would love to see your photos!!!!
Kidorable Photo Contest:

Show us how your readers Kidorable this Summer! On the beach, by the pool, at the zoo, inside or out on a rainy day? One lucky fan will win a full Kidorable ensemble of their choice.It’s easy—just email a picture of a child you love sporting a Kidorable product Whoever gets the most votes wins.We will receive entries from August 1 through Monday, August 15. Then voting will continue through August 22 at 2pm when we’ll announce the winner.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.

Check the Mail! Invitation Box is Bringing Back Snail Mail - Review

You all know how I love snail mail. I love receiving it... and I love sending it.
Problem is, neither one happens very much these days. I know, I know... I could change that on my end... I did send tons of mail during Broxton's first year.
I wanted to make sure to have pictures of him sent to family and friends. Besides, you need to send it in cute stationary! Well, I have found a company that makes it and they have really impressed me!
Invitation Box has it all! First Birthday Invitations: Marc was deployed for Broxton's first birthday, so we did not go all crazy... If we have another baby, I know there are several cute invitations on here that we could choose from. Also, it is never to early! If you are one that sends Holiday Photo Cards... Head on over and see what they offer here! They have several choices of styles and price! The final thing to share with you is what I had the chance to review. As I said, Invitation Box has it all, but I was so happy to review the personalized Stationery! T…

Are you a Mamarazzi?

Okay, so you read the title to this!
See why I just HAD to review it? Mamarazzi: Every Mom's Guide to Photographing Kids.
With a title like that, I had to read it... Even if I could just pick up one or two tricks to get better pictures of Broxton! Just one... Maybe?
This book is so cute!
Besides cute, it is like a photography class in a book. With easy to read language!

I love how the Sections of the book are not called "Sections" but they are called "Takes!" Now tell me you don't love it?
Also, it has TONS of great photo's in it... As in a wonderful photography book if you love looking at kids!

Instead of just telling you things, they actually show you the end result... You know how much easier that makes things? LOTS!

This book not only tells you about photographing your child, it tells you about your camera. This is FULL of information. If you are like me and dream of a dSLR, this gives you inside scoop on them.
A bonus? At the end of each Chapter, they give you the &qu…

W/W - Alphabeasts

I have a really cute giveaway coming soon...Have you heard of Alphabeasts? They are just the softest little beasts you will ever snuggle with!

Did you notice?One side is an uppercase letter. The other side is a lowercase letter!
They are so cute and Broxton loves his!
Here, he had to take "B" with us when we went on a road trip to get one of the big brothers!!!!

Stay tuned...
Giveaway coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make It Easy - @NameBubbles Review

With an un-common name like Broxton, we do not have the luxury of finding items with his name already on it. Some kids get to pick up pencils and what not that is already labeled with their name... Not here!
Lucky for us, Name Bubbles works great for us! We were sent the Childcare Pack. They have so many selections that really make them customized just for you!
With the Childcare Pack... You start with selecting your style: Solid, Bi-level, Circle or Stripe. Then, you pick your color pallet, which they have tons of colors to choose from! Next, you pick your Icon and finally you pick your shape!
After that, you wait for them to arrive. Once you open your package with Name Bubbles included, you are WOWED! They look great and really work!
We immediately had to label Broxton's cups! They have been dropped, washed, rolled on the ground and ran through the dishwasher. They still look as great as the first day we put them on!!!!
With Broxton not being in school yet, we have not had to label his things..…

Just a kid whose four... Caillou Goes Back to School DVD Review

We Love Caillou!
He comes on PBS, which just might be one of our favorite channels!
The song comes on...We sing, Broxton dances... and then we watch and learn.
I was so happy when Caillou Goes Back to School Arrived!
I knew that Broxton would be happy, as we could put it on for road trips!
I was happy because it was episodes we loved!!!!

I had never seen the episode where they went to the library, so I loved watching that with Broxton. We love reading... so this was great!
Top it off, Caillou and Rosie were fighting over the book and ripped the page, Broxton got to see that you have to be careful with books, so I was very pleased with that!

One of my favorite episodes is when they play with magnets!
Yep! The simple things!
Broxton loves magnets... With this episode, they play with magnets and learn that magnets will stick to many different things. The best part is when Caillou helps his dad get something he dropped by going magnet fishing!!!
Broxton also loves the episode when they go to the museu…

Let's Go To Volcano Valley - Dinosaur Train Book Review

Tiny, Shiny, Don and Buddy are some of Broxton's favorite characters!We love watching Dinosaur Train and learning all about the different dinosaurs.What they looked like, what they ate... It is fun to learn when you do not realize you are learning!
That was the case with our latest book review. I knew that we would love Let's Go To Volcano Valley, since it had the whole Dinosaur Train Crew in it. The brothers read the book and flipped the flaps with him in the beginning... Then we had daddy read it with him! I love that the book is brightly colored and of course (like I would expect anything less) beautifully illustrated! I like how the book is so interactive with the reader!It starts off with the family at the train station. Then, as each page turns, they tell you different thing to look for. You look for red plants for Ella... Look for striped fish to take to the picnic. You also get to look for different sized dinosaurs!My favorite part of the book is the last pages...They are great w…

Back to School = Don't break the bank! Guest Post

Does "back to school" break the bank for you?If it does... You might want to know a few back to school tips:
1. Take Inventory
Consider what you'll actually need before hitting the stores. Has your child grown out of their schools clothes or will they do so by September? Can you reuse last year's school supplies or will you need to replace some items?
2. Set a Budget
Create a shopping list and stick to it, so you avoid impulse purchases. That fancy-schmancy Transformers' Trapper Keeper can push your budget over the edge.
3. Use Coupons
There may be great deals, but coupons can make them even greater. Check out sites like that offer a wide selection of online, printable, and mobile coupons for back to school savings.
4. Shop Early
While it seems awfully early to think about school shopping, this is when stores are rolling out their best deals of the year. As they say, the early bird gets the worm.
5. Go Mobile
Tap into your mobile phone with apps like "…

Cafe Press Made Me Smile - Review & #GIVEAWAY

As I mentioned in my previous post about Cafe Press, I have been trying to find a company that I could use to print my photo's as note cards.
Let me tell you... I am very impressed with Cafe Press! I was given a $50 code to choose a review product.
Want to know what I got? :) I bet you do!
I am preparing for Christmas early! Ha, now that I think about it... All the items I picked are geared towards Christmas!!! Wow, did not realize that!
Oh well!
First up, I wanted to see how their personalized ornaments looked. I picked out a photo that I know the boys will remember... The photo quality was great, although I do wish the ornament was bigger. I know that the bigger it is, the heavier it will be, but still... I guess I need to realize that I am not going to have an 8x10 glossy on our tree! I love that you can choose round or oval. They also have several different decorations for it.
Next up, I went with a mouse pad. I am still not sure if I am keeping this... or giving it as a gift. Once again, the qual…

Rio #giveaway!!!

If you read my earlier post, (with Rio activities) I told you I was going to be having a giveaway! Well, the time is now!
We had the chance to watch Rio and we loved it! The colorful characters are sure to make everyone in the family drawn to the television! The music will have you all moving to the beat as well!
SYNOPSIS: As summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate with the funniest birds in town! The all-new comedy-adventure RIO comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. RIO brings together vivid characters and colorful backdrops amidst energizing Latin and contemporary tunes, creating the ultimate family-friendly music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. In addition to more than one hour of special bonus features and materials, consumers will have access to all-new exclusive levels of the smash video game hit Angry Birds Rio® that showcase your favorite characters from the film!Captured as a young bird from the wild, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg,