Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monkey Harness?!?!

Moms! I need your opinion!!

 Eddie Bauer Harness Buddy - Monkey

My son is 3 years old, and is starting to outgrow strollers. I would never ever dare going out in public without one though. To the mall, zoo, wherever, I always have him in a stroller.
Sometimes, he unbuckles himself, and is off! He will run...and run...and run...

I'm getting to the point where I am truly considering purchasing a Harness Buddy (LEASH!!!)
Before I was a Mother, I will admit...I used to be shocked when I saw parents out and about with their children on leashes. Like HELLO, they aren't animals!!!
 Flexi Classic 3 Retractable All Tape Leash For Dogs Up To 110lbs.Kurgo Automobile Zip-Line, Medium (Dogs 25 to 50 Pounds)

But now that I am a Mom, with a little boy who is on the run, I am considering purchasing one. I'm figuring hey, he can walk, but I can still make sure he's safe and doesn't get lost etc. 

Looking for feedback of any kind...
What are your opinions on them? Have you used one?
Are you for or against them?
Anything! I am looking for any type of feedback!

2 - in - 1 Harness Buddy - Monkey

Winner Winner!!! (WEDNESDAY FOLLOW)

The winner of the 3 month JumpStart membership is ......
Number 38 ------ ANITA!
Congratulations, & thanks to everyone who entered!
I am in the works for some more GREAT giveaways !
 Yes...Another Blog Hop.
I'm getting help, I swear!! =] 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Tag Along

Tuesday Tag-Along


Familylicious Reviews
We all know how much I love these blog hops! I love love love meeting new bloggers, and new blogs that I love to read!!

Have a Terrific Tuesday -- 3 days until R&R! = ]

Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting To Know You

Well, I am back from my pre-op, and I am more nervous than ever! I'm normally pretty calm about having surgery, since I've had a few in my time, but I am extra anxious over this one.
Okay... I'm just a baby!

1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
 My breasts would be the only thing I would get plastic surgery on at my age.
That's going to be my graduation myself. 
2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why? 
 NO !! 

3. Favorite clothing brand? 
 Bad Religion, Bebe, Guess etc.

4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year? 
 Definitely the shopping spree. I enjoy cleaning! LOL.

5. would you ever vajazzle? 
 Yes, I actually would! Definitely a personal preference.

6. Favorite Disney Princess? 

7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out? 
You know, I actually don't remember. I normally fall asleep within 5 minutes of watching a movie. =] 

8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what? 
I actually have never. I have a chronic sprain in my left foot.. but I guess that's not a break. LOL.

3 Awards ?!

I just received my third award!!! How exciting!!! This made me feel so great, I go in for my pre-op today and I am getting really nervous. Okay, I'm literally starting to freak out. At least I get a nice, relaxing vacation with my family before my mobility is ripped away from me... right?! One thing to look forward too!
A Spicy Boy, a Cat, and My Fat Ass (LOVE IT) has graciously given me another award! Many thanks to her!! She has an awesome blog, I encourage you to check it out.

The guidelines for accepting this award require the recipient to (1) thank the person who gave it to you; (2) tell 7 things about yourself; and (3) pass the award on to 05 bloggers, whom you have recently discovered and think are fantastic.

1. I was born with a club foot

2. I do not speak to my in-laws, nor will I ever.

3. I don't have many friends, and blogging gives me the relief I have been looking for.

4. I am re-discovering my religion, and celebrating it everyday. I am learning amazing, new things, and love my Lord with everything.

5. I do a round of my house every time I get home if it's night. Open the closets, look in the shower, etc. (WEIRD, I know)

6. I grind my teeth horribly when I sleep.

7. I am continuously misunderstood, and come off as a stuck up bitch, when that is farthest from the truth.

OKAY! Five Bloggers... Here it goes!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crypton placemats!

Crypton is looking for tester's to test out their new placemats and then review them.
They are not available for purchase YET, but what a great opportunity to test them out!

To review a full set of placemats, go to Crypton Blog

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My First Award

I was given this award from 1 Wasabi Mommy.
My job is to say who I received the award from, pass it on to 5 other bloggers, and share 7 things about myself.

  • My son is my ENTIRE world.
  • I am about to graduate from college, and am going to be a Probation Officer.
  • My favorite color is pink
  • I enjoy being a stay at home mom so much
  • I have never left the country
  • I cannot stand Twilight
  • I recently rehomed my dog, and made the worst mistake of my life

I am giving this award to the following bloggers:

Have a fantastic weekend!

Fourth of July Blog Hop Pledge

The Department of Transportation has asked us, American bloggers, to talk about the importance of staying sober if driving this Fourth of July.
Together We Can Spread the Message
Stay Sober Stay Alive
July 4, 2010

1. Simply
pledge your driving sobriety this Independence Day by noting your blog URL and blog name.

2. At the bottom of this “
Blog Hop” you will see text in which you can grab the code for this McLinky. Simply click the link and copy and paste the code into your very own blog post’s HTML section. Then click “compose” and copy and paste this pledge, adding your own message to the top as I did above. Copy the pledge fromtogether we can stay alive” above.

Follow the host Hollywood Chic [-first on the linky-] of this Independence Day Pledge for more information on the Department of Transportation, Buzz Driving, and Stats. 

I wish everyone a safe and fabulous 4th !!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Follow

I cannot believe it is Friday already. It seems the day's are cruising by! That's okay with me... A week from today we are leaving to go up north for 11 days to our gorgeous cabin on a lake. Our entire family goes every year, I need some R & R so bad. Not to worry, I will be taking a ridiculous amounts of pictures to show you all!

Anyway, it's Friday-Follow again!

friday-followSmart and Trendy Moms


Can't wait to meet new followers...Can't wait to get the heck out of the city! =]

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Misikko -- WOW

Okay, let's start off with saying these pictures were taken off my phone, I was so excited I didn't want to go search for my camera. A few weeks ago I won a giveaway for a Misikko flat iron. When it came in the mail, I was shocked when I opened it.
First off, how gorgeous is that? White roses, a gorgeous cover, I have never seen a company sponsor a giveaway and really "WOW" me.
I also won a bottle of Shine Shield.
What else was SO neat, was they included a pretty, silky white bag that had nail files and TWO hand sanitizers. I didn't win that. What a thoughtful company.
Shipping was fast, the presentation was UNBELIEVABLE. I would recommend ordering through them. You can check out their website here - Misikko
I am going to try out the hair straighener and shine shield tomorrow! I am a huge hair straightner fan. I straighten my hair daily, and the one I was currently using, a Chi, doesn't impress me! I will update tomorrow on what I found. If I'm feeling in the mood I may even show pictures! LOL. I'm sure the straightner will be fabulous.

I just had to share my excitement with you all! =]

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Presentation /

I can't wait to try out the straightener!   

Misikko is in no way sponsored or is representative of this post.

About Me

Just a little update. 
I started my About Me page on my blog.

Where has the precious time gone?

It's not finished yet, but for those who would like to know more about me and my family, I would love for you to visit and read more.

Lot's more to come! We have a crazy life. But it's our life! =]

Let's not forget about the Twitter Hop! =]

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wobble Over Wednesday

 New Wednesday Follower Linky! Head on over to My Life with Rats and More to join in on the fun!!!

Can't wait to meet new bloggers!

Uh-Oh...Spaghetti O's - - RECALL

SpaghettiO's Shapes with Meatballs, Disney, 14.75-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)

15 million pounds of Spaghettio's with meatballs have been recalled, due to being under-processed.
Those recalled includes 14.75 oz. cans with a use by date between June 2010 and December 2011 
with the plant code E-S-T-4-K.

The affected cans can be brought back to the store for refund.

Keep your family safe!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

*Giveaway Linkup 6/23-6/30*

I know, I know.. it's not Wednesday. I am going to be gone all day so I thought it would be easier to post it now! Please have the links go directly to your giveaway! I would appreciate all follows/comments.
Have a great Wednesday TUESDAY! =]

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's That Time Again

Smart and Trendy Moms


Can't wait to meet new followers!! 
I just posted a new giveaway today as well ! =)

JumpStart Review & Giveaway

JumpStart is an award-winning adventure-based 3D virtual world that is super-personalized, wildly imaginative and really fun, but don't let that fool you - it also teaches math, reading, and critical thinking skills so kids get a real jump start in life. 

In addition to CD games, JumpStart launched a browser-based virtual world for kids 3-10 years old. Kids create avatars called Jumpeez for themselves and explore magical worlds, discovering and unlocking games, videos and storybooks that teach everything from math to reading.

Our experience with JumpStart has been wonderful so far!! We haven't been able to play much ( My readers know the time crunch I am in ), but I wanted to get this giveaway out to you guys before chaos truly sets in! 
Lucas is 3, and wasn't able to navigate the game by himself, but I didn't mind sitting there and helping! He really liked ALL the games for his age group in StoryLand. He kept saying "Is this cool Mommy? Is it? Is it?"

I certainly am not one to let me child sit on the computer (not to mention a 3 year old) but this was truly fun and educational! My son has a 5 second attention span, but amazingly he really got into the game!  I must say, he loved creating the avatar. It was already set up in my name, but he was perfectly fine with that! He liked picking out my hair, clothing, etc.

I look forward to helping my son play and explore, and will definitely be renewing my membership when it's over! It is completely worth it, and I am convinced your child will love it too!
You can read about additions and news at the JumpStart Blog, which is a great addition!

Disclosure: I was provided with a JumpStart membership at no cost by Knowledge Adventure in order to test the products’ abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

JumpStart has graciously offered one of my readers a 3 month membership!


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This giveaway will close on June 29, 2010 at 9pm Central Time. The winner will be chosen by and will be notified on June 30, and will have 24 hours to reply. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What a hectic last couple of weeks!! My husband was gone for 8 days for a fishing trip in Canada... I found a place that I really loved to move too (Moving out July 31.. Whoo) and signed the lease and put down all the money. They said they are pretty sure we can bring our Dog, (Even though they normally don't allow animals), but they had to check with the Management to make sure. Well, we found out we got the place (Yay!) but the Management said No to our dog... They said it wouldn't be fair to the other residents. Which I do completely understand.

I had to rehome my dog last Friday. I don't think I have ever been so sad in my entire life. I felt like I was giving away my child. I never cried like that in my life.
I think I may regret this forever. 
What was I supposed to do? We were approved, and our lease was signed. 

Anyway, so I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to pack! Man, it's a lot of work! But I am used to it. We have lived like 8 places in 4 years. Ugh. I end up not liking where we live.. everytime.

July 2-14 we are going on a small vacation! Our family rents this GORGEOUS GORGEOUS cabin up north on the lake every summer. SO excited to go!! I need some R & R. Expect lot's of pictures!!! 
After we come home, I have surgery. July 16. I am having more bone removed, screws put in, and my Achilles tendon re-cut and stretched. I won't be able to walk for at least 3 months, so I am really starting to panic. What's a SAHM/Housewife supposed to do?!?! 

As of now.. my plan is to have this house completely packed by the 1st of July.
I will completely clean the home July 14 and July 15, and then be out of commission after that. Let's pray everything goes as planned!!!!!!!!

OH, & I am currently doing a review for an amazing, award winning online  educational games for kids! With a giveaway! 
Stay tuned!

Friday, June 4, 2010

McDonald's Cup RECALL

McDonald's Shrek the Third (3) Cups/Glasses- BABY OGRES #4
There has been a recall on the McDonald's Shrek Glass Cups.

Cadmium was found in the paint on the glasses, which can be harmful.

Read more HERE
You can call (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit to find out how to obtain a refund on the glasses.

Stay Safe!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


 Smart and Trendy Moms

The Girl Creative


First off, greatest apologies for not posting anything really useful lately! I have been SO busy, between garage sales, doctor's appointments, planning a vacation, looking for a new place to live, and planning a future surgery.
Argh! I have so many good giveaway links, freebies, and recipes I want to share!!
Next week will be much better, less chaotic! Until then...=)