Showing posts from January 15, 2012

We almost had a problem...

We were given the chance to review one of the new Kidlandia Kreechurs.
It is an adorable little plush guy and I love their names...

They are exclusively being sold at FAO Schwartz online store and the New York store as well.
Let me tell you how it went here...

They are all cute, so we could not decide which to review...
When the package arrived, Broxton was eager to see what was inside.
I pulled out "Thumblebottom" and told Broxton his name.
That was it...

Thumblebottom went everywhere...  They played together... He had to go in the car when we went places...
Then, one night... Broxton was in bed... trying to procrastinate sleep... "Mommy, I need Thumblebottom!"  Now, he has never needed anything to sleep with, so I told him Thumblebottom had already gone to sleep... He started crying, all upset about needing Thumblebottom.  So, I went on a hunt and found him... As soon as they were united, all was okay and they both went night night.  That started it, from that point …

Healthier Eating With Sunridge Farms

I used to never want to try anything different... Not really sure why, but I would just eat the normal foods I had always eaten. Recently, I have started branching out...  Trying new, organic, different. To be honest... If organic/healthier foods were cheaper, I could totally see me going more in that direction...
(Well, for me... and Broxton... Marc, not so much!!)

We recently had the chance to review a few products from the SunRidge Farms Line and I loved it!!!
I loved it!!!
(It worked in my favor that as soon as the boys saw "organic" they were completely turned off!)

First up, the Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. This was amazing!
I would eat a couple each night to get my sweet tooth fix.   I love Almonds... I love Chocolate... It was wonderful for me!!!! All Natural Dark Chocolate Almonds From their site: Crunchy and sweet. Skillfully crafted in the time-tested European confectionery traditions Small Batch Roasted Almonds. Freshly roasted in house, then drenched in SunRidge Farms All…

Family and Words - Aloha Friday

Aloha Everyone!!!!
I hope that the year has been treating you great!
I have not participated in Aloha Friday in a bit, but I am back and ready to go!!!!!

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.

My question this week is actually a 3 part one:
1- What do your kids call you?
I call my parents mom and dad when talking about them, but then when I talk to them, it is normally mama and daddy... Weird... I know!
2 - How do YOU spell mama?
I spell it mama... but Marc spells it momma... but then I see some people spell it all sorts of ways...
So, is it mama, mamma, momma, moma, or what?  Just wondering how you spell it...
3- Where are you from?
I am a Georgia girl... born and raised :)

Have a great weekend and get ready for a great week ahead!!!!!

Parents Palooza Will Be Here Before You Know It

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This is easy Karma: give them your input & get incredible family events in return. 
*  This is not a sponsored tweet, I just thought all of us giving our input would make it even better than last year!!!!!!!!!!

All Things Disney Junior

You know that I love to share when I hear things that might be of interest to you...
That being said...
I have received a few different emails with Disney information and I am going to include it all in here for you...
No, this is not a paid or sponsored post, but I have grown up with Disney and now Broxton also gets the chance to enjoy it... Several shows that he enjoys are on there and I can rest comfortably knowing that it is Disney!!!!  Now, let me clarify that we do not watch television 24/7, but there are times when he isn't feeling well and just wants to lay down... That is when a 24/7 channel would be great, to allow for viewing during times we normally don't watch!

So, here we go:

One of Broxton's now favorite shows: Jake and the Never Land Pirates:

Star-Studded Season Two of the …

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To #ww

This past weekend, my Mema and Grandaddy celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary!
I knew they had visitors on their anniversary, so I called to wish them a happy one a day later...
It was nice talking to my Mema and I made mention of "They don't make them like they used to."
She asked what I meant and I told her that you just don't hear of couples staying married for that long anymore...
So... today, give your spouse or significant other an extra hug and a kiss... or if they are out of town, call or message them... Just to let them know you are thinking about them!!!!

Here is to a very happy 59th for my Mema and my Grandaddy... 
and to many many more!!!!!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a Great Read

I absolutely LOVE the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movies!
They are just so funny and the boys love them as well.
It helps that it is not childish (so that I can enjoy with the 11, 13 and 15 year olds...) but it isn't too mature either (even Broxton laughs at it!)

So, when I saw that they have even more books than just the movies...
I was excited...   For more than one reason.
One - that means that there should be more movies eventually!
Two- maybe, just maybe, I can get them to read a book every now and then.

Last week, a girlfriend of mine and I got to chatting about the movies/ books.
Having the boys throughout the year, I was familiar with the movies more...
Her as a teacher, she was familiar with the books.

Have you ever looked at one of the books?!
It is actually pretty neat!  So much more fun than just reading a book too!!!
It is like a mixture of a book... added in with a touch of comic book types!
I am not a comic book fan, but they keep younger kids interested and this sort of…

Puggie Liddell Book Review

You all know how much I love to read...  Also that I really want to pass my love of reading on to Broxton...

I have tried to get the boys into reading, but for some reason... They "say" they "Love It" but when it is time to read, they have other things to do... I think if all kids had great adventures to read like the Puggie Liddell book I read, they would be more into it!  Because of that, I am going to try and get them to read this one!!!!

I had the opportunity to review " The Incredibly Awesome Adventures of Puggie Liddell."
It was Book One, so I can not wait to see where this whole series goes!

In the first book, Puggie and his sister, Gigi are on a field trip. They are just as all kids are... especially most siblings I know...
Well, in this first book, so much happens!
We meet Puggie and Gigi.  We learn that they are completely opposite... but when push comes to shove, Gigi will always look out for her kid brother.  We also learn that…

USA premiering New Episodes! Royal Pains #Giveaway

I am all about watching new shows...
Don't get me wrong... Reruns are great, but I love the excitement of NEW!!!!

That being said... 
I have to tell you about a new to me show...
I have seen the advertisements for Royal Pains and for White Collar... 
But, I have never seen either one of them!
I will be catching up and watching though... 
So, for those that are fans... 
Or are looking for something new to watch:

Here is the latest news with premier dates:

White Collar: Premieres Tuesday, January 17th at 10/9c on USA.  Starring Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen

Royal Pains: premiere date is Wednesday January 18th at 10/9 central on USA.
Since I am hosting an AWESOME Royal Pains Giveaway:

A bit more on Royal Pains: (From the USA site)
USA Network is proud to introduce the Hamptons' newest doctor-on-demand,Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), in Royal Pains. 

Hank is a rising star in the New York City medical community, until he loses everything fighting for the life of a patient. …