Sunday, December 2, 2012

Decorate it Forward this holiday season with Kmart Raffle!

Here is your chance to win a $15.00 gift card to Kmart to help decorate for the holidays!

I was given a $15 gift card as part of the Decorate it Forward this holiday season with Kmart from  I decided to share it with my son and let him pick out a decoration for the house. He has been complaining for the past couple of years that we did not have a star at the top of our tree. We have always had "Angel Baby". Nothing fancy, lighted or sparkly....just a plain angel made of a cotton material with straw hair and a sweet face. My son wanted some bling so this year I finally gave in. I thought this would be a sweet memory of us shopping for our new tree topper. So many choices.............

But we finally decide on the one!


And we love it!

Check out these links to help with holiday decorating Kmart Online Christmas ShopDecorate it Forward  and Shop Your Way Rewards.

Now here is the fun part.....Enter for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen tomorrow morning so don't delay. Good luck!!

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Friday, November 23, 2012


Thank God It's Black Friday? Nope, I don't think so. Well, at least not for me.  In past years I was out there with the masses at 3AM trying to grab those amazing priced items. This year, I decided that there was no good reason for me to go. On a side note, the lack of  funds in our account also helped with that decision to stay all warm and snuggled in my bed. Either way it made me think.......How in the heck did the Holiday Season become so crazy? YIKES!  Am I sounding a little bitter here? I'm not you know, really! It's just that each year, I see so many gifts exchanged between people that bring only temporary happiness (please note that I did not say ALL gifts). I agree that it is so exciting to see their faces as they open their gifts, I just wish that excitement would last.  So,this year I am going to try a different approach with gifting  and as soon as I figure out what that is and I can set my sails for my "Getting through the holidays" destination.

No offense to anyone who did brave the elements today (because you should get a reward) but I just thought that it was not worth it........for me.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gobble, Gobble!

I know that I am a day early but wanted to be sure to wish you all a very Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

Holiday! Enjoy your time with your families....Be safe is you are heading out for all of the Black Friday deals.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's Been Awhile.....

Hi friends!  It has been awhile since I've posted here.  That crazy little thing called "LIFE" was getting to be a bit more than I could handle so I decided to take a break.  I'll get to some explanations in another post. Hope you all have been well.

A few months back a friend of mine posted a DIY Laundry Detergent recipe that she found and decided to try.  Her reviews were so great that I figured, what the heck, I would try it too. (Again, I am not claiming this as my own creation......I have seen this recipe posted on Pinterest as well.)  I made a comment about this DIY on Twitter the other day and some of you have asked for the recipe so here is my experience.

I was always surprised, and disappointed, by the costs of laundry detergents at the store so I purchased the items and followed instructions and began to tackle the laundry monster that had taken over. What happen you asked?  Excitement and wonder!! Clean, soft, great smelling clothes!  So happy with the outcome we continued to use it until we ran out.  Oh, and here is the best part.....The detergent last us 3 months!

Here is your list of items that you will need with the directions to follow.

For the added benefit of why you might want to try this for yourself I have listed how much the cost for the supplies from Walmart.

1 Bar of Fels-Naptha   .97 cents
1 Box Borax             $3.38
1 Box Washing Soda $3.24

Total $                   $7.59

OK, I feel like I have shared something wonderful with you go........go create!
Until next time :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

George of the Jungle......Watch out for that tree!

Earlier this week there was a bit more chaos that I am used to. Little Man in Training was at his science camp getting all smart and had a run in with a tree.  Yep, you read that right, he ran into a tree! (See, it's on paper!) 

Apparently, the red light green light game is not one you want to lose.  This picture really doesn't show just how bad the bump of the head was. His hands, arms and legs were scraped up as well.  I tried not to panic and got him in to see his doctor.

Little Man In Training, Man In Charge, & I sat in the exam room waiting for the doctor. While chatting and looking around I happen to glance up and see this...............................>>>>
WHAT?!? Couldn't help but laugh and take a picture of course!  

After the exams and x-rays were completed, we hear that there is no permanent damage done. Thank goodness! After being emotionally jacked up for the past 2 days from this event I feel like I am back on track. So that means, I have some daily pictures to share with you!

Here is my Day 14 - Time.  This was my Grandpas watch.

Day 15 - Yellow.  These are the heels of my new Steve Madden shoes...Love them!

There it is......another week of pictures.  I have a super busy weekend starting up so I will see y'all back her Monday!
Happy Days :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New June Picutres!

So, I didn't exactly follow the assignment on the Day 12 photo as you see below.  I reversed it - Just because I love this photo of little man.

Day 12 - From a low angle

Day 13 - Art - Little man made this picture in school this year.  Not bad for a 6 year old! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge Catch Up

I received a message from my "Anonymous" viewer that I am lagging behind on posting my daily pictures.  Thank you "Anonymous" for keeping me on track here ;)  I do take my pictures each day but might not post them right away.  I usually take a break from posting on the weekends for family duties. But, today is Monday so here we go.......

Day 8 - Six o' Clock

Day 9 - My View Today

Day 10 - Best Bit of the Weekend (Shameless Plug Coming....)
Man In Charge and I headed out to House of Blues to see our friend's band play. If you get a chance, check them out...

Day 11 - Door
This is little mans's door and as you can see there is NO Paparazzi allowed!  
LOL :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 7..........

Day 7 - Drink - This is one of the most wonderful things in my days...My coffee.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Hump Day!!

This is definitely the slowest week in history....I cannot believe that it is only Wednesday.  Anywho.....Back to the task at hand - June Photo A Day Challenge.
Here are my last few days:

Day 2 - Empty - It was a jello-pocalypse at 1 a.m.  :(

Day 3- On My Plate - He was on my plate later - YUM!

Day 4 - Close Up

Day 5 - Sign

Sign 6 - Hat

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy June 1st!

It is an exciting day in our home today - Last day of Kindergarten for little man!
What a difference 10 months makes. 

These are my Morning photos for the Fat Mum Slim June Photo A Day Challenge.  What a morning it was :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's almost June! (WHAT?!?!)

So here I sit just a few days away from the month of June.  June, I said!  Can you believe it?  I am having a bit of difficulty wrapping my little head around this fact.  I think I am just in denial of time passing so quickly. At the end of this week my little man will officially be a first grader, while my nephew is graduating from high school.  The craziest part of it all is that I am another month closer to turning 4......4.......(this is rough)......40. I am not ready for these milestones, especially that last one!  However, I do realize that, ready or not, these things are happening. 

With that, I will welcome June 2012 with open arms and all the fun and craziness it will bring.  To help keep me entertained I have decided to participate in the June Photo A Day Challenge by Fat Mum Slim.  If you have visited here before you might remember that I have participated in past months.  It is a fun little should try it too! If you do, please me a comment of where I can find you so I can see your pictures.

Happy Days :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

From Chaos Comes Happiness: Everything's Coming Up . . . GIVE AWAY!!!!

So I have this awesome friend Leanne who does some beautiful crafting.  Here comes the best part.....She is having a giveaway!! (YEAH!)

Click on the link below to check out her blog and enter the giveaway!

From Chaos Comes Happiness: Everything's Coming Up . . . GIVE AWAY!!!!:

I'l like to wish you good luck but I can't since I want to win ;)
(Just kidding!)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We LOVE Nutella!

Ok, so it is my understanding that some of you out there may have not yet tried Nutella.  Really!?!  What are you waiting for?  Don't get me wrong....I do enjoy peanut butter but this Nutella stuff is amazeballs!  

As a ModernMom insider, I was lucky enough to get a free sample of Nutella from to share with my family.  My son cannot get enough of it!  It's so yummiful on waffles for breakfast or with bananas on bread for a lunchtime sandwich.  I have also heard that it is great for baking with.

Anyway,  if you have yet to try Nutella or already love it you can enter to win a case (fifteen (15)  13 oz. jars). Just click on this link to see what other insiders had to say and enter to win your very own supply!

Disclaimer:  As a ModernMom Insider, I received a sample of Nutella® through ModernMom to review. My response is entirely my opinions and has not been edited. I received no compensation for this review.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Want a break from your kid’s music – download Train’s new album “California 37’

Train is so amazing and is continuously making hits that my whole family loves to listen to on the radio.  Their newest smash “Drive By” is so catchy; my kids are singing it around the house.  Train has been making hits since 1998 with “Meet Virginia” from their debut album.  Their 2nd album and hit “Drops of Jupiter” skyrocketed the bands popularity. And their last release “Save Me, San Francisco” produced 3 hits  “Hey, Soul Sister”, “If It’s Love” and “Marry Me.”
Pat Monahan’s voice is truly amazing.  

Check out their awesome site to view their tour dates and click here to buy the album on 

You can like Train on Facebook, just click here:

I am so glad that Train has a new album out and I want to pass along this info to all of the other moms out there!!!

DISCLAIMER: I work for Miles Of Marketing ( and they provided this information to me.  

Friday, April 13, 2012

UPrinting Giveaway!

Here is your chance to win some great product from UPrinting to help promote your business.   Clink on this link to check them out - custom magnet printing.

If you are the lucky winner you will receive the following:
  • 25 pcs. card magnets for one (1) winner
  • 2” x 3.5”size
  • 13pt Magnet Gloss
  • Front Only Printing
  • 6 Business Days Turnaround
  • *Free shipping
  • Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

 Restrictions include:
1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.

Good Luck!

James Morrison......Have you heard his new album yet?

Hi all!  Have you heard the music of James Morrison yet?  If not, today is your lucky day! (Being Friday the 13th and all)  James, who comes from the United Kingdom, has recently released this third album "The Awakening" and has some tour dates here in the states thru April and May before heading back to Europe.  This album includes the #1 International Single "I Won't Let You Go" and "Up" featuring Jessie J.

You can link to his website below and also find him on

Disclaimer:  I am currently working with Miles of Marketing ( to help spread the news.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

And the photos continue........

Day 4 - Someone that makes you happy.....Well, I have two someones for this

This is "Man In Charge" in his rockin' Wornstar shirt 
This is our "Little Man in Training" be super silly......

Day 3 - Mail - I went home at lunch yesterday and saw this...........

No, it was not a letter from the Queen.......

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Photo A Day

Happy April Everyone!  

Another month has gone by and here we are now in April.........That's just crazy!
I completely fell off of the "Photo A Day Wagon" at the end of March. My Little Man in Training and I caught some nasty virus and everything went down the pooper :(   But here I am ready to try again.  Below is the list of days for April provided by FATMUMSLIM.  Stop by and check out my photos.....go to her website and check out others pictures....or post your own! 

Day 1 - Reflection - I chose to use photo that was taken a few weeks back; It is a reflection of who I want to be.

Day 2 - Colour - It could only be PINK!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Getting back on track (kinda...)

Hi friends!  Remember me??  I am here to catch up on the photo a day challenge.  I have been taking them each, it has just be difficult to post them. Anyway, here we go..........

Day 9 - Red

Day 10 - Loud - (Please note I do not mean the subjects....It was a loud bar that we were celebrating my sisters birthday.)

Day 11 - Someone I talked to today (and everyday)

Day 12 - Fork

Day 13 - A Sign (Ok, so I have 2 for this one)

Day 14 - Clouds

Day 16 - Car

Day 16 - Sunglasses

Phew!  Nothing like a marathon photo post to get the blood pumping!  Another busy weekend ahead....Happy picture taking. :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Yea for Thursday!

This has felt like the l o n g e s t week ever (and it's still not over)!  Here are my newest photos:

Day 6 - 5PM - DINNER!

Day 7 - Something I Wore - I just love this bracelet!  You can grab one for yourself from Wornstar.

Day 8 - Window - This is the view out of my kitchen window. I like looking at the little birdhouse our neighbor built for little man.  Can you see the plastic shopping bag stuck up in our other tree? It's been pretty windy here this week.

I'll be back tomorrow...........Hope you all enjoy your evening!