Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we embark on another year of Tuesday Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful Momma-Bottles, Diapers...Babies  and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Gardening in West Texas-Trying Something New

Nothing seems to be getting us through Mother Nature's mood swings. We go from 90 degrees to 28 in 36 hours flat. So I have just decided maybe we need to experiment and take a new route ;0)

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Cut a water bottle in half and planted some seeds underneath ;)
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Planted the top of a pineapple.....hey why not!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Summertime Sangria "Milkshake"

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I love warm weather but boy does it get hot here! Hitting 90 degrees already we are in need of a way to keep cool. Recently while review some great products from NuNaturals I decided to try something new! So I made a Sangria "milkshake." In a blender add the following ingrediants:

1 Cup of Strawberry Ice Cream
2 Ounces of Cherry Vodka
10 Drops of NuStevia Lemon
20 Drops of NuStevia Orange
Fruit Punch to Thin(You can use any fruit juice)

Blend everything together till you get your desired consistency! If you would like to make this kid friendly simply replace vodka with more fruit juice :)
*I received the above mention products for review*

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I Mustache You a Question?? Making Cookies Fun!


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I LOVE cookies and cookie cutters, recently I actually sold a HUGE box of cookie cutters I didn't feel I used much any  more in order to make space for some new fun items and to clean up my kitchen a bit. A few days after I received this fun review opportunity from fuzzy-ink.com to review a cool set of cookie cutters. Yep MUSTACHE COOKIE CUTTERS!
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We made sure to pick our favorite sugar cookies and rolled out the fun. Made of metal the cookie cutters are super easy to use and I didn't get the sticking issue I sometimes come across with some of my plastic cutters. I loved that there was three separate styles of mustaches so everyone could have a style of their own.
DSCN5893DSCN5892 If you are looking for a fun way to spice up your party or event head over to fuzzy-ink.com for this great cookie cutter set. The cutters measure around 4"W x 1.25-1.5"T but vary depending on shape and are made of 100% stainless steel. $5 from the sales of each set go to the Movember Foundation. You can help change the face of men's health. Make sure you enter the great giveaway below!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Getting Clean With Dial Kids

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I always wondered how kids could get so dirty, then I started working at the school. From crawling and rolling, to napping and eating nothing is cleaning when you are a child! lol With all the dirt washing often is a must and making it fun can be very important. Being a mom who has kids with sensitive skin it is a must to have  a product that is made just for them. Recently as part of the Purex Insiders program I was given a chance to review the new Dial Kids Shampoo and Body Wash. My kids really loved the fun new smells of the body washes. Watermelon was by far their favorite! Best of all it did the job by keeping them clean and smell fresh. My kids are by far not the cleanest kids, and honestly I figure if they are dirty they are having fun, unfortunately they can't run around like a bunch of little rag dolls all the time. With the temps hitting 90 degrees already we are spending a lot of time outside! What does outside time mean?? Well it means getting dirty of course, whether we are digging in the garden or sliding down the slide it is never a dull moment! After much washing and and many bubbly fun nights their skin has not reacted to this soap which is great for us :) I highly recommend this product to anyone with children.

*I received the above mentioned products in order to conduct this review. Regardless I only recommend products I love.**

Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrate 110 Years of Crayola With Their Big Birthday Bash!

It is time to celebrate the 110th birthday of the 8 original crayons. Together they are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience. What is this you ask?? It is the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun! How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure to LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.
 The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!
Don't miss out on this great opportunity! I have already entered and so should you :) I know this is something that any child would LOVE and well maybe any parent to ;) 
*The above information was provided by Crayola in order to share with my readers. Some personal content was added*

Friday, April 19, 2013

My Fast Metabolism Party With #MommyParties

 I've struggled and struggled as I get older to lose just that last 10 pounds. I have never had the perfect diet so over time my metabolism had just become non existent. I was really excited when I was selected by Mom Select to do a mommy party on the new book The Fast Metabolism Diet. If you are a long time reader then you know a couple months ago we had started working out together at work. So of course as soon as I found I KNEW that was the perfect place to hold my party!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Making Memories-Giant Clothespin Picture Holders

 As a mom I know that I love to get things that are handmade from my children. I was recently accepted into the Oriental Trading Blogger Program and received a great box of crafts I can't wait to share my kids crafts with you!
I am going to stick these to my wall :) I simply love these giant clothes pin crafts! You can get the supplies to build some of your own HERE.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday Giveaway Link UP

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share giveaways and find some to enter. 

Our co-hosts this week are Mellissa from Something Like Life and Kim from Mommie...Again.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Prayers For The People Of Boston and Live Lost

Monday is typically when I update on gardening. I spent all afternoon thinking of the perfect post to write. As I sit here with my children trying to explain the tragedy that has happened and why humanity can't just love I decided that today's update will be postponed. Our hearts are sinking for the people affected by today's events and we pray that all can find peace and love from the ashes of this day. Hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight. I will be back tomorrow God bless.

Friday, April 12, 2013

SafSlim by Re-Body

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If you are a regular reader you know that I have been in a constant struggle to get healthy and lose these last 10 pounds.  a little while back I was given the chance to review a product I had not heard of before. SafSlim by Re-Body is a supplement that is naturally derived to help with that stubborn belly fat. I received a three day supply so I am not sure how it would have worked for me, what I can tell you is how I felt about the product and how it made me feel.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Soft Scrub #4-in-1ToiletCare

Let's face it no one likes to scrub the toilet, especially if you have  a little boy around. I have blessed to have 3 males in my house, so my job is just so much more fun! Recently as part of the Purex Insiders program I was given the chance to review a product called Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care. Before I received the product I thought it had to be a spray or a gel. Much to my surprise it was something far easier, that required very little effort to use. All I had to do was throw the hook over the edge of the bowl and make sure that when I flushed the water was flowing over it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Simply Sweet Sunday-Oreo Pudding Pie

I have a horrible horrible sweet tooth! With time being so cramped lately I have found some fast, easy and fattening ways to cure my sweet tooth!


INGREDIENTS


  • 1/2 package of Oreos
  • 1 Box of Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 2 Cups of Cold Milk
  • 1 Container of Cool Whip
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter(melted)

DIRECTIONS


  1. Place Oreos into your food processor and crush them all up
  2. Mix in melted butter and place in bottom of 8inch square pan, press down
  3. Mix 1 box pudding with 2 cups of milk and pour over top of Oreos "crust"
  4. Top with Cool Whip and refrigerate for 30 minutes(you can eat it faster if you can't wait ;) )

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

World Autism Awareness Day!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, if you have never had the blessing to actually get to know someone with autism DO IT! I had never met someone till I started working this year. Since then I have got to spend my daily life with at least a dozen and they are AMAZING! I think they  have truly made me a better person.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gardening in West Texas-From the Dust comes New Life!

Last week was crushing with the loss of most of my plants to the weather. Slowly this week has just brought a smile to my face! While I know here in West Texas I will struggle all year with this garden I have found just a little hope.
I brought these containers in after the plants died! Look what popped up! And he is GREEN!