Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Family Time Fun

Check out these FamilyTimeFun Dinner Games! A selection of great Family games that help you connect with your children as you spend quality time together. Let's face it, in today's fast paced world many families barely have time to sit down and enjoy a meal together. Other things seem to take your time and spending quality, fun time with your family becomes more challenging every day. That's why John, father of two children, created the FamilyTimeFun games.
FamilyTimeFun offers 3 Dinner Game products, each with fun and unique games to play while you eat! These games are quick, easy to play and add lots of fun to family meals. Beginner Dinner Games are for families with kids ages 3-6. Original Dinner Games are for ages 6-12. And the new Gather ‘Round Dinner Game with push-button action is for ages 5 and up.
We tried the beginner game and it was really fun. The kids thought that the questions were interesting and they seemed engaged the whole time. This will definitely be a weekly thing at our dinner table!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nui Water

It's time for school you know what that means, lunches! What's in your child's lunch? NUI Water is the perfect product for any child's lunch box. It's even small enough to fit. So what's sp special about NUI Water?

NUI Water was created for kids, they listened to what the kiddos had to say and went with it. They are low in sugar and high in nutrition and cost just about the same as any drink you would drink. Except they bottle that extra bit of energy every child needs. Other drinks are packed full of artificial sweeteners, not NUI Water it's highly nutritious and it tastes great!

Check out NUI Water, there are lots of fun things to do on their website and you can also purchase by the case online. (they are incredibly priced no need to worry moms)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

24 handbags in 24 hours!!!!

If you are like me and you LOOOOVE purses and handbags then you need to go over to Handbag Planet. They are giving away 24 purses in 24 hours!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Like I have said before, I am all about comfort when it comes to clothes. This is why I love Stellarocco™. Not only are they comfortable but they are super cute. All of the shirts are botanically themed. Inspired by the fusion of nature and art, designer/owner Dina Paulos matches original designs with specific color, style and placement, to create arsty, yet versatile favorites that can be dressed up or down. Subtle metallics, brights and tonal prints transform the shirt canvas into a collection of wearable art. Stellarocco™ modern independent designs have appeared in magazines, on national TV and celebrities. The tops are currently available in select boutiques worldwide.
I have the shirt called "Poppies." I love the color and the design on the front. It is a lightweight sheer jersey so it is great for wearing out or around the house. If you are looking to make a statement go on over to Stellarocco™ and check it out.

Layers Clothing

I am all about comfort and style. I will not wear a shirt or a pair of pants if I am uncomfortable. This is why I love Layers Clothing, it is hip and chic but most of all it is super comfy.

One of my favorites is the Calcutta. It is very comfortable and it is so cute. It has long sleeves and a cute floral cut out in the back to add that extra wow. You could wear it with a pair of jeans or even with a cute skirt. It is pretty versatile.

Another of my favorites is the Cairo. It too is long sleeve and it is just adorable. It has the cutest, yet subtle key holes on the neck line. I personally like the black but it also come in cappuccino and mulberry.

My last favorite from the Fall line is Chicago. It is a quarter length sleeve with a scoop neck line. It comes in salmon or slate and would look fabulous with a necklace or a chunky bracelet.

Make sure that you go to the Layers website and check out their fall collection.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Together for 7 years!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Potting Shed Creations

Nothing is more satisfying than growing your own plants from a seed. Every day is more exciting as your little sprout gets bigger and bigger. Potting Shed Creations has made it simple and fun to grow your own little plants, herbs, flowers and even trees. Each kit comes with everything that you will need. You get seeds and fertilized soil. Our little christmas tree is sitting on the window sill in our kitchen. Though it will take quite a while to grow, it is very exciting for the kids.

Potting Shed Creations offers a huge variety of plants to grow.
There are "Garden in a pail"

"Garden in a Bag"

"Blooms in a Bag"

"Tree to Be"

"Pocket Gardens"

There is so much on their site that I couldn't possibly list it all. So if you are a gardener like me and you love to grow things then go check out their site. The prices are low and the quality is excellent!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

From me tees

I believe that in order for your marriage to be a healthy one and for it to be truly strong, that spouses need to let each other know that they appreciate them and that they think that their spouse rocks. And what better way to show your husband that you care than by showing the world? From me Tees makes these awesome shirts that have positive messages about your spouse. Their mission: To enhance marriage relationships, communicate a positive image of marriage, and encourage/support the sanctity of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman in a fun and stylish way.
For women they have shirts with messages like:

"My husband rocks"

"Forever his Bride"

"My Husband-to-be Rocks"

"My Husband My Hero"

There are also styles for him:
"My wife rocks"

"My wife to be rocks"

"Two shall become one"

Just remember.....What you wear can speak volumes!

From September 18th-30th, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders of $40 or more!
(Free Shipping applies to qualifying orders placed within the U.S. and Canada.)


the winner of the soda club is #208.
Thank you to all that entered!
I have more stuff coming up really soon so check back!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Soda Club

Join over 10 million households worldwide who are turning water into fresh, fizzy sparkling water and soda(pop) in seconds!

Can you really make real soda at home?

Yes - the secret is out! Soda is simply water, fizz and flavor. With the Soda-Club home soda maker, you transform ordinary tap water into fresh, great-tasting soda by adding fizz (in the form of carbon dioxide from our Alco2Jet carbonator) and flavor (one of 25 tempting soda mix syrups.) So go ahead and enjoy the freshest, best tasting soda on the planet!

My husband and I are in love with our Soda Club soda machine! I didn't know that it was so simple to make your own soda at home.
All you do it fill the plastic bottle with water and screw it into the Soda Club. Then you push the top button down until you hear 3 loud buzzes. Unscrew the bottle and add a capful of whichever flavor you choose, screw the lid on, give it a few gentle turns and voila! Soda that you made at home!

Would you like to win a Soda Club of your very own?
The winner will receive: black/silver soda maker, a total of 2 carbonators (the one in the box, plus one extra), 2 bottles, a variety sample pack of 12 trial-size flavors, and three big bottles of soda mix (winner’s choice of flavors.)
(Retail Value $114.99)

To win: Go over to Soda Club and let me know which 3 big bottles of soda mix you would like to have.

For an extra entry blog about this giveaway or add my button.

The contest has ended.

Tru Kids

I was super excited to try out the line of hair care and skin care products from TruKid. Let me just tell you that the shampoo and conditioner smell so good, as does the lotion and hair detangler. But what I love even more than the smell is the fact that TruKid brand is the only natural and organic body, hair and skincare line made specifically created for kids. It is made from natural ingredients and essential oils, TruKid products are safe, non toxic and paraben, SLS and phthalate free. The line includes sunscreen, soaps, moisturizers, face and body wash, shampoos, lip balms and even an on-the-go "Hero Stick" to treat cuts and boo boos.

For gaggles of giggles at home or away use our Travel Size Silly Shampoo for shower or bath time anywhere! Enjoy our fresh clean citrus aroma with mild cleansing agents to give you a head of happy hair. Silly Shampoo includes a mild coconut derived cleanser; this is a mild, safe cleanser for kids' sensitive skin and hair that effectively removes surface oil, and dirt without stripping natural oils.

Chill out while traveling with our Travel Size Cool Conditioner! This on-the-go light conditioner will leave hair smooth & clean with the fresh aroma of citrus. Great for sensitive skin, it also includes arnica extract which calms skin inflammation, and promotes circulation making for hair and scalp that are totally cool with each other. 1.75 oz disc cap bottle.

For skin that's clean and bright, wash your face every night! This on-the-go sized gentle face wash is perfect for sleepovers or camp! Made with natural botanical ingredients that cleanse and soothe the skin. Our Travel Size Friendly Face Wash is a special formulation of both cream and gel cleansers which combine to form a moisturizing yet light product.

Dance tangles away during your travels! Use our Travel Size Dancing Detangler and you will want to dance as your tangles hit the road! This light-weight detangler allows for easy management of unruly tangles. You can use Travel Size Dancing Detangler on clean hair, dirty hair, wet hair or dry hair. It's even great to use before bed, to make the next day's hair ready to go!

Put on a Happy Face!™ Our lotion can be used on the face and body anytime, and has moisture-rich plant butters such as cupuacu and shea, which work to relieve dry skin. Our fruit scented light-weight formula is delicate enough to be used on the face, but thick enough to moisturize the driest of skin

Monday, September 15, 2008


I am in love. As soon as I opened the box I was in love. I flipped through every page and had tears in my eyes from laughing. James loves his book and he is so proud to show it off. FlattenMe makes books with your child's picture in it. They tell a whole story and your child's name and picture is on every page. We got the book titled "The Day that Came to Play."

The story behind FlattenMe:
All stories have a beginning. This is ours.

Not long ago, a little girl was caught on film eating a gobstopper – 15 photos taken over 24 minutes and 10 seconds. The photos were arranged in a book and given to the girl as a special gift. It was love at first sight. The little girl slept with it, ate with it, took it on road trips. Love-worn and long-admired, the book slowly fell apart, just like the fur on the Velveteen Rabbit.

Our lives are defined by stories – stories of childhood, of triumph, of loss. Even wild stories of the imagination. When a child pretends to be a pirate or a princess or a fairy, she truly believes she has changed, become part of a different world for that moment in time. She has invented a new story of her own.

It is in this world – one of imagination, inspiration and gifts of the heart – in which flattenme was born. We seek not only to spark the imagination of a child, but to take a story which starts as a moment in time – a photograph – and then becomes something entirely new.

So, storytelling first. And then, what? Wonderment and delight is not the sole domain of children. We all have the chance to find magic within ourselves, allowing our own stories to unfold. As Arthur Clarke says, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Stay tuned.

Go to their site and order a book or two or three. I promise you will treasure and love the book.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bath Luve'

Giving baby her first bath is something you will always remember. You will remember how much the baby screamed and how fast the water cooled down. I really wish that I would have had a Bath Luve' when my kids were babies.
Introducing the Bath Luve'! All you do is submerge the Bath Luve' into the nice warm water and drape it over your infant. The natural design completely covers baby's torso and stays put to keep them feeling warm and secure.
The Story:
When Amy Sekinger's son Austin was born 10 years ago, she looked for something to make bath time a little more pleasant. "Before I put Austin in the tub, he was all warm, swathed and cuddly" she says. But that calmness soon turned to frustration and crying once the clothes were off and only Austin's back was placed in the warm water.
Thinking that bath time would go more smoothly if there wasn't such a drastic temperature change, the Delafield resident designed a cloth covering that would cover her son's chest and private parts. The idea, dubbed the Bath Luve', has gone from a mother's practical solution to the mass market retail world.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bright Fun Gifts

Bright Fun Gifts is the place to shop if you are looking for a special gift. I giggled aloud as I looked through the different categories of gifts.

The Mission of Bright Fun Gifts is:

We are all forever looking for the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. Some folks look for traditional gifts, some look for practical gifts, some look for brand-name gifts, some people can't decide and just choose money or gift certificates instead. But we've always been on the prowl for something unique, definitely fun, not too serious, filled with color and imagination, touched by an artist, and perhaps a little offbeat. And that was the beginning of BrightFunGifts.com! Here you'll find treasures we've discovered as we've shopped for our own friends and family - even ourselves. Yes, we have to admit we've treated ourselves to many of our favorite things. After all, you've got to grab it when you find it! Our homes are filled with eclectic little finds - that's what makes a home interesting - and now you can do the same for the folks you care about.

We got the "Yellow Pages Booster Seat" and let me tell you, everybody that sees it laughs and laughs about it. It is a hoot and my kids actually argue over who gets to sit on it. So if you are looking for a gift that is an out-of-the-ordinary gift then go over to Bright Fun Gifts.

When you order from their site just mention that Sandra sent you and you will get free shipping on any order over $25!

Back to Schhol - Yoplait Kids

Yo-Plait Kids is made just for our toddler's sensitive palate and growing body. It has a smooth texture and yummy fruit flavors your child will love, plus the calcium, vitamins and protein they need. With so many nutritional benefits, there's a lot of love in every little cup and bottle of Yoplait Kids.

Did you know that the Yoplait Kids yogurt has Omega-3 DHA which is a nutrient that helps support healthy brain growth, no artificial colors or flavors and 25% less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt. Yoplait Kinds yogurt offers a delicious and nutritious, creamy texture and taste. Yoplait Kids yogurt cups and yogurt drinks have Omega-3 DHA which is an important nutrient that supports brain growth during early childhood development stages.

Yoplait Kids is actually also offering a coupon for $1.50 Off Yoplait Kids Yogurt

Coupon is not valid in some states including: Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee
Win It!
One winner will receive a prize pack, which includes a travel cooler, fun and educational games for kids, as well as Yoplait Kids yogurt!
Just tell me a healthy snack for kids lunches and you could win!
Giveaway ends Sept. 25th

Where were you?

I was just getting out of the shower and I turned the dial on my little clock radio to my favorite station. The jokers that hosted the show always played pranks and made up stories for a laugh. So I really didn't think anything of it. I walked downstairs with my towel on my head. I put water in the tea kettle and poured some shredded wheat into my bowl. After I had my cup of tea and my cereal I made my way into the living room. I sat down and turned on the T.V. Now see at the time I was living with my grandparents and all that my grandpa watched was FOX news. So the T.V was already on a news channel. I thought that I was going to throw up my cereal when I saw those images. They played it over and over and over and over.........I thought that maybe it could be a mistake but then a second plane hit the other tower and I knew then that this was no accident. I remember that was the first day that I really learned what the Taliban was. I ran upstairs to my grandparents room and I saw that they were glued infront of their T.V. My grandma's hair was half curled and my grandpop just stood there with his shaver in his hand. I think that all I said was "Are you watching the news?"
They took me to school and all of the teachers were panicked and crying. I went to my first period which was government. We didn't do any work all day, all of the T.V.' s were on; so no matter where you went it was there. I will never ever forget that day...it feels like it was yesterday. The images and events are still very sharp and clear in my mind.
Where were you?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


There will be no more tugging, pulling, or cracks showing with this versatile belt. The isABelt is a clear alternative to the belt. That's exactly what it is too!
isABelt is the ORIGINAL virtually invisible, fully adjustable belt that keeps your outfit looking great by keeping your pants in place. isABelt is a 1/2 inch wide, strong, flexible belt that seems to virtually disappear when worn. isABelt is comfortable and does a little magic allowing you the subtle assurance that all is secure. isABelt is a utility device a Fashion “fix it” that is flexible strong comfortable and tested to last.
I was sceptical at first, I mean how could this dinky piece of plastic keep my pants from slipping down all day? Well it did just that, and it did it well. Between getting my kids in and out of the car, mopping the floor and vacuuming the isABelt kept my pants up. I give this product a two thumbs up.

Would you like to win a set of isABelts?
Just leave a comment telling me your favorite color, and your e-mail.
Contest ends September 25.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Computer Bags with Style

I love purses, I drool over them in the magazines. I feel that if you have the perfect bag you can conquer the world. Let me introduce you to Cool Computer Bags this is one company that is all about bags....for computers that is. Let me tell you how incredible some of these bags are.

First there is the Abbi of New York Mina Bag with tons of extra space for all your files and accessories, plus it is light enough to carry your laptop and all of your goodies. Then there is the Milano a stylish leather bag that passes as just another oversized purse. I want this one so bad! Don't forget about style, this adorable bag has lots of it.

Cool Computer Bags is giving one very lucky on the go mom a chance to win a Abbi of New York Mina Bag.

So you want to win this fabulous bag? Just visit Cool Computer Bags and tell me one other bag that you fancy, or tell me why you need this bag to be fabulous on the go.

For an extra entry put my button on your sidebar.

One winner will be chosen and the giveaway ends September 12. Don't forget to leave a valid email.

Crayola Beginnings

Crayola Beginnings™ is a new line of creative products designed just for toddlers. These art materials build children's creativity, independence, and confidence through hands-on exploration. Art experiences with Crayola Beginnings products engage and inspire toddlers while they create and grow!

TaDoodles Washable First Marks are the right size and shape for a child's first palm grasp to help in developing gross to fine motor skills. With their unique design, First Marks won't dry out and can be reactivated by simply dabbing them on a piece of paper several times. Worry-free! No caps needed! With each scribble, dab, and wiggle, your child's imagination will grow!

Introducing Crayola TaDoodles, they tip and tilt, but won’t topple! Easy, stamping with no dripping and no spills! Shaped for a child’s first palm grasp, these nontoxic washable stampers are the perfect choice for learning to design and color. Crayola Easy Stampers ink comes completely off clothes and skin. Includes one Crocodile, Duck and Beaver Stampers. Recommended for ages 18+ Months.

TaDoodles Washable All-In-One Paints are the right size and shape for a child's first palm grasp to help in developing gross to fine motor skills. With their unique design, All-In-One Paints won't dry out and can be reactivated by simply dabbing them on a piece of paper several times. No dipping or spilling! The unique brushes allow your child to experiment with how movements create different lines and swashes. With each scribble, dab, and wiggle, your child's imagination will grow!

Introducing Crayola Beginnings Washable Triangular Paintbrushes, the perfect brushes for kids to learn to paint. The triangular shape guides little fingers toward a writing grip and Crayola Washable paintbrushes are formulated to easily wash from skin and most children's clothing! All of our Washable products are specially formulated to have the bright, vivid colors and overall great quality you expect from Crayola. Includes 4 washable triangular paintbrushes.

Friday, September 5, 2008


DaBib is the newest and best innovation in baby bibs. With its "scrunch collar"* and flexible, functional design, this "baby" is a must-have for your baby. Let's face it, feeding your little Prince or Princess can be a royal mess. But when it comes to catching every drip, drop and dribble, regular bibs fall short - literally! DaBib's "scrunch collar"* minimizes leakage of liquids and solid foods onto the baby's clothing, reducing stains and the hassle of frequent changing. With both the super absorbent micro fiber terry face and the waterproof backing, DaBib's innovative design doesn't just raise the neckline, it raises the bar, providing the ultimate in coverage, comfort, durability and versatility, for infants through toddlers.

This is no ordinary bib, it is soft, pretty and most of all comfortable on your little ones neck. It keeps the food off of your child's clothes and keeps the mess on the bib. It also has a really cool food catcher at the bottom, so no more food in the lap. Go over to DaBib and check it out. I will definitely be giving this as a gift at future baby showers!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Great Giveaway over at An Ordinary Life!

In honor of Maternity Week at An Ordinary Life I am trying to win a gorgeous Elliott Lucca Limited Edition handbag. It's not your ordinary purse either, this bag also can function as a diaper bag! Maternity Week starts September 13th and there will be tons of great prizes. (Including another big surprise!)

This Elliott Lucca bag is valued at $368.00 and is Limited Edition ONLY! Giveaway ends Sept. 24th

Maisy the Mouse

Maisy is a colorful, lovable mouse with a nose for adventure. She is very much like a human toddler, with a few mouse like attributes such as her ears, tail, and whiskers. But she has hands and feet, not paws! She also has animal friends and toys who share her world, including Cyril the squirrel, Tallulah the chick, Charley the crocodile, Eddie the elephant, and her favorite Panda toy. Maisy´s adventures are an entertaining approach to guiding children through life´s funny, frustrating, and fantastic moments.
The story lines are a safe guide to the everyday experiences that are very new for toddlers, such as making friends, riding tricycles, going swimming, playing in the garden, and "reading" books. Maisy introduces basic concepts such as colors, numbers, sorting, and matching, while never losing her sense of play.

The Maisy books are very high quality and extremely fun to read, the pictures pop out and the pop up feature is so fun.

"Happy Birthday Maisy"

"Maisy's ABC's"

"Maisy at the farm"

"Maisy at the Playground"

And my favorite, a huge pop up playhouse

So go over to www.candlewick.com and get some of these wonderful books for your little one. I promise you will love them and your child will love to read them over and over.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008