Monday, March 28, 2011

R.I.P. Dear Toothbrush...

My 3 year old daughter is growing up so fast.  She is quite the little lady, who is fashion forward and quite opinionated about almost everything.  She likes her hair just so, and thankfully likes to keep her face and hands clean.  


What do I say to my darling daughter.. when she comes up to me with a semi wet face, wearing a proud grin.

"Mommy, I just cleaned my face"

Me:  "Oh good job!"

"Mommy, I used your toothbrush!"

Me:  "You..used my toothbrush to clean your face????" I feel the bile rising in my throat.

"Uh huh"

Me:  "Why is your hair wet?"  I ask quickly.. noticing streaks.. of damp hair.

She touches her hair.  Smiling again.  "I used your toothbrush to brush my hair too"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

This is one of those "Oh honey..I know you meant well.." moments.  You know the kind.. where you try to explain..to your child..they did so good trying to do right.. but.. not to ever use mommy's toothbrush again.  


Even as I type I am semi gagging at the thought of what other things my toothbrush has been used for... Goodbye dear toothbrush!  

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Diabetic Skin Care Review!


My father was diagnosed with Diabetes a little over a year ago, and his life has completely changed.  From what he has to eat, to medications, even to how he cares for his skin.  I was thrilled to have my father review the Neoteric Diabetic Advanced Healing Cream!

He said that he really noticed a difference with his skin using the Cream for just a few days.  He is so new to having this disease that finding products like this that will help him with rapid healing of damaged skin is such a blessing for him.


Product Description:

Have you recently been diagnosed with Diabetes? Or have you been living with this disease for quite some time? Either way, you’ve probably experienced dry and slow healing skin. Neoteric Cosmetics, a subsidiary of Scott’s Liquid Gold, has created a Diabetic Advanced Healing Cream to improve the quality of life for those living with Diabetes. This cream is an exceptional intensive treatment for chronic dry, cracked, damaged, slow healing skin. Containing TriOxygenC®, Neoteric Diabetic Oxygenated Advanced Healing Cream is clinically proven to increase circulation and speed skin's healing by strengthening its own natural defenses.








  • The maximum treatment
  • Contains clinically proven TriOxygenC®
  • For use on entire body - fingertips, feet, hands...
  • Helps restore & protect severely dry, damaged, slow healing skin
  • Helps increase circulation
  • Helps strengthen skin's natural defenses
  •           Contains Aloe & Vitamin E
  •   Non-Greasy
  •  4 oz.




Feel free to "Like" Diabetic Advanced Healing on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter @diabetichealing!

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Wholly Guacamole Review & Giveaway! Ends April 1st!


Oh my word, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to receive a cooler packed with Wholly All Natural products!  I think I had heard about this brand or have passed it quickly in the store, and to be honest I didn't even think I liked guacamole!  After committing myself to this review,  I have to confess I have fallen for Wholly Guacamole, Wholly Salsas, and last but not least Wholly Queso!  


The Salsas.. are so fresh, packed with unbelievable flavor.  It's like having a chef in your kitchen dicing up the tomato's right in front of you.  That's the kind of fresh that hits your mouth.


The Queso...ahhhh sweet cheese and salsa overload!  Perfect with chips.  Low fat of course :)  


The Guacamole..what a perfect addition to any dish.  My husband happens to love it on his sandwiches.  I love the convenient serving packs used by the biggest loser.  They are perfect for on the go snack or just to add to your sandwhich.  So much better then piling on the mayo!  


I have shared my Wholly abundance with family and friends.  I recently brought the spicy Wholly Guacamole to a Bible Study.  First they thought I made it.. after praising it's goodness.. of course I paused for a second..but no no I had to admit it was not me but the genius of Wholly All Natural products.  


I seriously am in love.  


Check out the Eat Wholly website, for awesome tips and recipes.  All the nutrition information, and where you can find these products.  Also check out getofftheranch.com to learn the facts of Ranch vrs. Guacamole!  Please Please try the Wholly products.  Not only are they healthy..and your hips will thank you.. but the fresh flavors you introduce to your pallet will be a reward all on it's own! :)


Now...Who wants to win some amazing Wholly All Natural Products????

What do you need to do?  

Let's make this simple... (Leave a separate comment for each entry, and please leave your email so that I can contact the winner!)

"Like" Wholly Guacamole on FB!  

Extra Entries?  Okay...

Follow my blog thru Google Connect on the Right hand side!

Subscribe by email to my Blog!  Right hand side.  

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email.

Giveaway Ends April 1st!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Statillac Baseball Software Review!


Are you a sports lover? I wouldn't say I am crazy about sports, but I happen to be married to man that would live and breath sports if he could.  I was more than thrilled to have him help me with the Statillac Baseball Software Program review!  


My husband went thru the tutorial game, and was quite impressed.  He kept telling me how cool it was that you could keep track of all kinds of statistics.  


When you begin, you choose your team of choice, then the opposing team.  From there you can choose what type of match it will be, what the weather will be, home or away games, what the attendance is and even the referee.  Evidently this is all very important to keeping accurate statistics.  From choosing your players, to game line up, to the actual batting, pitching, fielding statistics.  Pretty cool.  



Statillac.com says:  


Powerful Reports
    baseball tracking interface
  • • Track tendencies, individual and team stats
  • • Season reports
  • • Half-time reports



  • Engineered to be the most user-friendly baseball statistics software on the market
  • Software does all the hard work for you, no more wasting time with stat sheets
  • Great game and season reports that can be exported to PDF
  • Baseball Statistics Software Free Trial

Even someone like myself, who is NOT so sport savvy, I was able to follow the tutorial with ease.  Great step by step instructions!  Not only do they have baseball, they master in football, and softball stats software!  Pay and download!  Super Easy!


Tell every sports lover you know about Statillac Stats!  My husband and I give Statillac Stats a thumbs up! 


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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dapper Snappers Kid's Belt Review!


I received kids belt from Dapper Snapper to review.  I was able to try the little belt on my 3 year old daughters pants.  She is at that size right now where she is out of one size and barely into the next.  So her  pants are a little big around the waist. The belt loops through the back three loops of the pants.  Snaps in place.  And that's it!   



Dapper Snapper is the perfect product for this problem!  








Product Description 
Dapper Snappers are a kids belt that only uses the back 3 belt loops of their pants. Elastic and snaps make this product fully adjustable and you won't need to remove it or unsnap it for diaper changes or potty training. This belt is great for kids 9 months-6 years old.


Dapper Snappers has so many kids belts to choose from!  Tons of designs, colors, and they even make belts for adults.  I am really impressed with the Dapper Snappers.  It's the perfect solution!

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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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Isabella Water Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review!

I am sure you have seen the commercials for how many water bottles we consume every year.  How many times the bottles could wrap around the earth.  I think most of us would agree that plastic water bottles are such a waste.  

Isabella Water is a company that specializes in making stainless steel water bottles.  Each bottle cost $20, and $10 of every bottle sold goes to funding a well to provide clean water in Asia and Africa.  How amazing is that?  Water is the basics of life.  

Isabella Water sent me a cool aqua stainless steel water bottle to review.  What's not to like?  It's a great size.  Easy to hold.  Keeps your drink cold.  But most of all, I love not adding to the water bottle waste, and that each bottle helps other's have clean water.  

Isabella Water Product Information:

Isabella Water was founded on the principle that everyone deserves clean water. The founder, Nick Ogden, is a visionary and all around smart guy. Isabella Water offers a very cool looking stainless steel water bottle that retails for $20 to encourage people to stop buying plastic bottled water.  Once someone purchases the recycled and reusable bottle, $10 of every purchase will help fund a well to provide clean water in Africa or Asia.  Across the globe, one out of every eight people does not have access to clean drinking water. This is the perfect gift for those who want to go green and help someone at the same time - perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift for teachers, clergy, gym rats and cyclists. 

These awesome water bottles can only be purchased through Isabella Water website.  Please take some time to check out the stainless steel water bottles.  These water bottles would be a perfect gift for your family and friends.

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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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Smiley Cookie Review!




Don't these cookies look amazing?  So the Smiley Cookie sent me a carton of gorgeous smiley heart sugar cookies to test out.  Of course I couldn't be terribly selfish..I shared them with family.  The cookies are huge first of all.  I really enjoyed these sugar cookies, because they weren't overly sweet.  My kids, nieces and nephews went crazy over them.  Not only did they taste good, the smiley face made them fun to eat!  

Check out my family enjoying these Frosted Heart Cookies:

This was how my cookies arrived!!  I love it!  Such a cute box!


 


She LOVED her cookie!


Product Description from Smiley Cookies:

Got your heart in your mouth?
So do we, because a heart shaped cookie is the best way to get a taste of love’s ultimate temptation. That’s why our bakers decided to offer this consummate Valentines Day Cookie every day of the year — frankly, they had their hearts set on it.
The Ultimate Sweet Heart
Now baked fresh with the same artistry and pure ingredients as our original Smiley Face Cookies, our sugar cookie hearts come delicately hand-iced with a pink base and white face that says love with a smile.
So whether you’re looking for a way to initiate a heart-to-heart, or simply to send a heart-warming message, our cookie gifts are the answer — loved by one and all!



Check out the Smiley Cookie!  They have tons of cookie options, with a web page dedicated to designing your own cookie.  At $12.99 a dozen, it's a little pricey, but the cookies are awesome, the presentation beautiful and this would make a wonderful cookie gift for someone. 

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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeve Review & Giveaway Ends 03/15!

Have you heard of Cupcake Sleeves?  I didn't until I had the opportunity to review the product from an awesome company called Roundabouts.  This company makes paper sleeves to go with different styles of cupcakes.  It basically takes plain cupcake up a notch!  

Check out some cool cupcake sleeves from Roundabouts:





Aren't these adorable?  See how the cupcakes tell a story with the sleeve?  I love it! The ideas are really endless with the 70 plus styles of cupcake sleeves that Roundabouts offer!  Perfect for weddings, birthdays, holidays, even work events.  I received the candy hearts cupcake sleeve to review.  The design is adorable, and I found them incredible easy to use.  



A Little About Roundabouts:


I'm a busy mom of two that invented a new product called Roundabouts® Cupcake Sleeves and began selling online in Feb 2009.  They're wraps for cupcakes that transform standard cupcakes into virtually anything.
Using toppings easily found at a grocery or local party supply store, our decorative self-adhesive cupcake wrappers instantly transform cupcakes into popcorn tubs, gumball machine, sushi, and ice cream cones.  Our wraps are resistant to grease an oily substance, are earth friendly, and wipe clean if things get a bit messy in the kitchen! We’ve even had customers wash and re-use them, adhering a second time with a dab of frosting.  
We have 70+ Designs/Themes to choose from.  We personalize, customize and have not only been featured on Rachel Ray Magazine, we are proud winners of the Most Innovative Exhibitor Award at the 2010 July CA Gift Show in Los Angeles.

I recommend this product completely!  Now time for a giveaway! 

What Can You Win?
    A set of Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves!

How Can YOU WIN?

Leave a comment with which is your favorite Cupcake Sleeve from Roundabouts! (Mandatory)

Extra Entries: (Leave a comment with each entry)

Follow Roundabouts on TWITTER!  
Follow Roundabouts on Facebook!

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email.

Giveaway Ends March 15th

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Granola Gourmet Energy Bar Review!


Granola Gourmet sent me four flavored Granola bars to try and review.  I will admit to being slightly hesitant in taking the first bite.  It is very hard to find healthy food bars that taste decent.  However, I am happy to report that Granola Gourmet Energy Bars are off the charts.  I couldn't believe how delicious they were.  

I shared with my father, whom is Diabetic, and he said "I felt full after eating the granola bar.  The taste was great.  It seem to  hold me over for quite a while".  For a Diabetic this is a treat to have something that is healthy, taste great, and keeps the sugar levels where they should be.  


A little info from Granola Gourmet :

Created by a Diabetic and his Family. Tasty and Healthy Physician Endorsed Energy Bars.  Frustrated by a lack of snacks that did not cause a blood sugar spike, but that also tasted good Granola Gourmet was born.  

100% Natural 
* No Wheat * No Dairy * Kosher * Vegan      
Very Low Sodium (15-35mg) * No Refined Sugar  
10-13g Whole Grains * 391-590mg Omega-3's

 4 delicious flavors:

Ultimate Berry
Ultimate Cran-Orange
Ultimate Mocha Fudge
Ultimate Fudge Brownie




My favorite Granola Gourmet Bar has to be the Fudge Brownie!  The Granola Bars are the ultimate energy bars for athletics, diabetics, and well, basically anyone!  

Thumbs up for Granola Gourmet  Energy Bars!

Be sure to Follow Granola Gourmet Energy Bars:



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T-Shirt Printing Review!


My goodness 2011 is flying by! Time to get started on my stack of reviews.  I was sent a T-Shirt from T-Shirt Printing to try out!  Of course I had to make my husband model this one.


This T-shirt shows off the company Mascot Monkey in the silk-screen printed unisex style!


What Did I Think?


The T-shirt itself was really great quality.  The material was strong and soft.  I decided to wash the T-Shirt a couple of times to see how the Silk Screen Monkey would hold up.  And to my surprise the T-Shirt came out great both times.  No cracks, or smudges in the print!  Now that is a sure sign of great quality T-Shirt printing.


T-Shirt Printing.net specializes in personalized T-Shirts.  They also have a long list of impressive options such as sweatshirts, hooded tops, kids shirts, ladies and men's shirts, Vests, Promotional wear, and even workwear printing!  Along with these design choices, there are a rainbow of colors to choose from.


The company website is colorful and so easy to navigate.  If you want a free catalogue, simply scroll down to the bottom left hand side and click on the icon.


So overall I am very thrilled with the T-Shirt, and would be more than happy to recommend the T-Shirt Printing Company for any of your printing needs!




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. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: