Saturday, December 20, 2014

Blog Vacation

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner?  This year has flown by literally.  My oldest is going to be free from the ties that bind him (school) for the next 2 weeks.  So I am going to take a blog vacation till 2015.
Thank you everyone for your encouragement and support.  I am so excited for what the future has in store for this blog.  Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all.  

Merry Christmas and hope you have a fantastic holiday season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cookie Exchange Recipe #1

I thought I would share with you some of our family secret recipes that are hits at Cookie Exchanges and with kids.  These are cake consistency cookies.

Cinnamon Jumbles
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (I use cake flour on my most recent batch nice and fluffy)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1.  Mix butter, sugar and egg throughly
2.  Stir in milk and vanilla
3.  Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.
4.  Add dry ingredients to your wet.
5.  Place by spoonfuls on cookie on lightly greased cookie sheet
6.  Sprinkle your topping on your cookies
7. Place in the oven at 400 degrees at 8-10 minutes.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Our Last Giveaway Winner for 2014

Thank you to everyone that entered and supported the blog.  We are still a baby blog but growing quickly and it is all because of you.  I am looking forward to the future of the blog and excited to continue with giveaways and hopefully some blog subjects that bring something to your life.

Congratulations to our randomly selected winner for the December Amazon Gift Code Giveaway

The winner is....

Lila H.

Please contact me and I will email your code to you.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gingerbread House Party

I run a playgroup and for our Christmas Party (we do one every year), I decided to do a Gingerbread House Making Party.  This party does take some planning but if you do it right it is lots of fun.

Items Needed
-A strong piece of cardboard or stiff poster board (for the base)
-A small gable box (I was able to purchase these from Target for .97 a piece)
-Graham Crackers (A package per child)
-Candy- Get creative I got M&Ms, Licorice, Hershey Kisses, Gumdrops
-Marshmallows (I got the mini kind)
-I found gingerbread iced cookies in a package

-Icing (easy to make)
 3 large egg whites
 4 3/4 cups powdered sugar
 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1. Put egg whites and cream of tartar in bowl and mix on medium speed
2. Add Powdered sugar in small amounts on high
3. Then beat for 4-5 minutes until thick
4. Refrigerate covered till ready to use

Use the gable box as a base and use your graham crackers and icing to build your house around the box.  Then get creative with your candy.  With some patience and creativity your house will look great.

If you are having a party make your life easier and portion everything out.  This avoids fighting over items and you can make sure every child has enough.  I placed everything needed in ziplock bags for each child.  I also portioned the icing so every child had their own icing.  ****Warning**** This party or project is very messy but very fun!!!  We did our playdate at a park which avoided some of the cleanup from a home playdate.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Stocking #3 Winner

We have a winner for the final stocking giveaway.  Thank you everyone for participating and supporting the blog.  

The winner randomly chosen by rafflecopter is 

Jill R.
Congratulations!!! Email me with your address to send out your prize.

Don't forget to enter to win the December Amazon Gift Code our final giveaway for 2014.  
Only 2 days left.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

As a mom I think we all at one point and for some moms more often than others experience guilt over something.  Guilt can be to a mom's demise.  But there is a guilt that can make you happy, a guilty pleasure. A guilty pleasure is something you enjoy but feel guilt about for some reason.  I think everyone has a guilty pleasure, whether it is a tv show,  food, music, or even a fetish.  I have a few guilty pleasures of my own.  Lately, my guilty pleasure has been binge watching Downton Abbey and  The Real Housewives of New Jersey or Atlanta.  I think the amazing thing about guilty pleasures is even though we feel guilty about doing the thing that we do at least we are getting some form of enjoyment doing them.  As moms I think we all need to have a guilty pleasure but it would be nice if we could have the pleasure minus the guilt.

I think as moms we are so hard on ourselves.  Many times we are trying to live up to an impossible standard.  We are only human, so mistakes are okay now if we could just believe that- I think our lives would be a lot easier.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Like Mother Like Son

When I was a little girl, you could often find me with my tape recorder (my decades cd player) "performing" into it.  I would sing songs, some I knew and many that I made up, read books, and just talk and talk and talk.  I even have a cassette with a recording of my 6 year old exuberance.  It has such hits as Daddy Dada which I thought was the best song ever written.  I'll give you a little sample:  Daddy Dada Rockin it all night Mama Mama keeping it up right Daddy Dada Mama Mama Mama Daddy Dada Mama Mama Mama Ohhhhhhh..... Platinum worthy recording of course.  

Last night my oldest who is 6 on a trip to Chick Fila decided he was going to perform the entire trip to Chick Fila and he made up some hilarious songs about 10 in all.  My boy loves to sing just like mom.  There was even a little diddy about Chick Fila, his love for it and why are they closed on Sundays cause he wants to go that day too :)

Sometimes his personality and the things I do surprise me.  He is really is my mini me.  Isn't it amazing how the personality just forms and every child is so different?  My 2 year old is so much different more like my husband.  Do you have a little mini me at home?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2 Winners Today

We had 2 giveaways come to end yesterday.  Thank you everyone for your participation and support.  

For Christmas Stocking Giveaway #2 (Girls Stocking) the Winner is....

Katie S.   

For the Beauty Box Giveaway the Winner is...

Sherry W.

Congratulations to you Both!!!

We also have 2 current giveaways going on.  

December Amazon Gift Code

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Stocking Giveaway #3

This giveaway for a boy aged 3 and up.  This is a Rudolph stocking that has sound; the theme song,  with Angry Birds figure, Angry Birds Stamps,  a small lego kit, a Rudolph game and more.

***This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the items in the giveaway.  Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.   Winners entries will be verified. Winner has one week to claim the prize.  Open to US residents only.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

5 Reasons Buying Christmas Gifts for My Kids Drives Me Crazy

1.  My kids Christmas List includes everything they see on TV even things for characters he has never heard of 

2.  Going out and buying something you think your kids will love and getting an underwhelming response when it is opened.

3.  Pleading to get a particular present for months and then playing with it once or twice.  Then it sits in the bottom of the toy box rarely to be played with again.

4.  Messy presents mainly Easy Bake Ovens,  Sno Cone Makers, Crayola Crayon melting sets.  Guess who cleans up?

5.  Buying a present that never works the way it is supposed to.  Prime example: Ice Cream Magic it leaks and doesn't make ice cream.  Not only is it disappointing to my kid but to me too.  I don't enjoy wasting money.  

I love Christmas it is one of my favorite times of the year.  As moms I know we try really hard to make the holidays special for them.  If I can get one present that they are head over heels crazy about I am a happy mama.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Stocking #1 Winner

We have a winner for our Christmas Stocking Giveaway #1. Congratulations to Sue H.

Our current giveaway is for Christmas Stocking Giveaway #2

Today we are also starting an Amazon Gift Code Giveaway 

Lots of opportunities for something extra to help out this Christmas!!!!

December Amazon Gift Code

Enter now to win an Amazon Gift Code.  Great for a last minute Christmas present.

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****This post is not sponsored by Amazon in any way.  Winner has one week to claim their prize with confirmation of a valid email address.  Winner's entries will be verified.  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Stocking Giveaway #2

This giveaway is for a girl aged 3 and up, with some Hello Kitty surprises.  This is a Frosty the Snowman stocking that plays the theme song with a design yourself Minnie's Boutique purse, lip gloss, Hello Kitty pad and pencil, and some extras.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
***This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the items in the giveaway.  Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.   Winners entries will be verified. Winner has one week to claim the prize.  Open to US residents only.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Plush Bible Review

What could you possibly do to improve the best book ever written?  The book itself is sound and full of wonderful stories about God's love to use in our everyday life.  If you haven't guessed already I am talking about the Bible.  Zondervan has made Bibles fun for young girls.  The Plush Bible is exactly as it sounds soft and plush-the one I got is in Pink Sparkle, Love it.  It is a color not unlike hot pink with glitter like sparkles. Inside the presented to page continues the hot pink theme with the verse, "Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way.  It is like a light guides me."

If you are looking for a stylish Bible for a little girl this is a great option. They have other covers as well.   It is in New International Reader's Version in Standard Print.  Only $18.06 at Amazon

****This Bible was provided free to me from Book Look Bloggers and Zondervan but the opinions are completely my own.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Amazon Winner is chosen

Hope you have a wonderful day with your family celebrating Thanksgiving.  We always watch the Thanksgiving parade and this year we planned to actually go out for the holiday to eat.  So I am thankful to just love on my kids today.  

We have a winner for our surprise Thanksgiving Amazon Code.  Thank you all for entering and supporting the blog. 

Congratulations to 

Shirley E.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Stocking Giveaway #1

This giveaway is for a child aged 0-2 doesn't matter if it is a male or female. It includes a puzzle, book, keys with sound, and Rudolph bath toys.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

***This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the items in the giveaway.  Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.   Winners entries will be verified. Winner has one week to claim the prize.  Open to US residents only.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Giveaway Pack #3 Winner

A winner has been chosen randomly by Rafflecopter for our Christmas Giveaway Pack #3

We have 2 additional giveaways going on.

Beauty Case Giveaway #4 

Congratulations Rebecca W.  Please contact me asap with your address. 

Beauty Case Giveaway #4

Enter to win an adorable Caboodles case, it is hot pink with black lace, filled with goodies.  Inside is Loreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Eye Treatment, Loreal Volumnious False Fiber Lashes Mascara, Covergirl+Olay tone Rehab Foundation Base in Buff Beige, Wen by Chaz Dean Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Treatment in Lemon Rosemary Vanilla Bean, and Wen by Chaz Dean in Sweet Almond Mint Remoist Intensive Hair Treatment.  
You can even get a name plate for your Caboodle all the paperwork is included.

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***This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the products in the giveaway.  Winner will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter.  Upon winning entrants actions will be verified.  Winner has one week to claim their prize.  Open to US residents only.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Things Your Mother Said...

1) Would you jump off a bridge if someone told you to?

2) Because I said so...

3) Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident

4)  Don't cross your eyes or they will freeze that way

5)  Don't make me come back there.

6)  How do you know you don't like it if you have never tasted it?

7)  I don't know is not an answer.

8)  If I've told you once I've told you a thousand times.

9)  If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. (Thumper's mother said this too)

10) Pick that up before someone trip over it and breaks their neck.

11) What part of No don't you understand?

12) Who died and made you boss?

13) You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders

14) You can't judge a book by it's cover.

15) When you have kids of your own you will understand.

Do you find yourself using a phrase that your mother always said?  Things always come full circle.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First Field Trip

My son is going on his first field trip and he is so excited.  Mostly because he gets to ride a bus.  They are going to Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee, FL.  If you haven't been it is a real working farm and you get to hold animals, milk a cow, ride a pony, and there is a train ride.  We have actually been several times so I know he is going to have a great time. The first time I took him there he was two and he kept falling down a lot and there is tons of animal poo all over the place so he was covered by the time we left to come home.  I am pretty confident at his current age of 6 that he will be no where as covered in animal poo...a girl can hope.

If you are interested in going to experience this amazing kid friendly farm, it is located not too far from Disney World.

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Little Pony Giveaway Winner Announced

Rafflecopter has randomly chosen a winner for the 2nd Giveaway for a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic for a lucky little girl.  

Don't forget we still have 2 current giveaways
Christmas Giveaway Pack #3 

Congratulations Tonya J.  Please email me at with your address so I can send out your prize.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November Amazon Code Winner

A winner has been chosen for the latest Amazon Code Giveaway.  Please confirm a valid email address at

The Winner is...

Wendy P

Also enter to win our Surprise Thanksgiving Amazon Code at

Thanksgiving Amazon Code Giveaway

Gobble Gobble 
In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we want to do a special Amazon Gift Code Giveaway.

Enter now to win an $10 Amazon Gift Code!!!!
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***This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Amazon and completely sponsored by Learning to Pee with the Door Open.  Winner has 1 week to claim their prize by emailing upon being randomly chosen by rafflecopter.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Black Friday/Thursday Finds

I love finding a great deal especially on toys that my kids are asking for on their Christmas List.  I don't actually venture out on Black Friday, I am more of a gray Thursday kind of girl.  We always have an early Thanksgiving Dinner and then it is time to take advantage of some deals.  Here are some items I found that are a great deal.  I have never encountered any aggressive behavior during shopping and I have been doing this for several years.  Everyone I have met have been kind and lots of fun.  No deal is worth fighting over it is just stuff.

Toys R Us Opens at 5 pm Thanksgiving

Toys                  V Tech Roll and Learn Activity Suitcase $17.49 (Reg $34.99)
                          Fisher Price Medical Kit $7.49 (Reg. $14.99)
                          Octonats Octopod Playset $18.49 (Reg. $36.99)
                          Playschool Let's Rock Elmo $14.99 (Reg. $29.98)
                          Board Games Memory, Cootie, Chutes and Ladders, Perfection $5
                          Word Games Words with Friends, Draw Something, and Electronic Scrabble $3
                          Wacky Lab Super Science Set or Animal Planet Mega Dino Park $14.99 (Reg.
                          Thomas Take and Play Shark Exhibit $12.49 (Reg. $24.99)
                          Disney Treasury Books $5.99
                          Mega Bloks 100 ct $9.99 (Reg. $24.99)
                          Crayola Super Art Coloring Kit or Fabulous Art Kit $10
                          All Disney Princess and Me Dolls $19.99 (Reg. $39.99)
                          Disney Princess The Little Mermaid 3 pack $14.99 (Reg $29.99)
                          My Little Pony Crystal Palace $12.99 (Reg. $25.99)
                          Just Like Home Foldable Kitchen $9.99 (Reg $19.99)
                          Step 2 Busy Bake Shop Play Kitchen $49.99 (Reg. $89.99)
                          Disney 6" Princess Pals & Dolls $4.99 (Reg $9.99)
                          Monster High Creepariffic Coffin and Barbie Fashion Wardrobe $17.49 (Reg
                          Doc McStuffins Make Me Better Playset $9.99 (Reg $19.99)

                          Black Friday Starting at 7am
                          Disney Frozen Elsa and Anna Frozen Adventure Playset $29.99 (Reg. $49.99)
                          Playskool Rocktivity Table $19.99 (Reg. $39.98)
                          Playdoh $1
                          Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Table $99.99
                          Fisher Price Classic Doodler or Doodle Pro $9.99 (Reg. $19.99)
                          Marvel Superhero Dress Up Sets $12.49 (Reg $24.99)
                          Despicable Me 20 piece figures $19.99 (Reg $39.99)
                          The Home Depot Deluxe Toy Box $7.49 (Reg $14.99)

                          Black Friday 5 pm
                          Hot Wheels Splash Track $5.99 (Reg $12.99)
                          6 volt Camo or My Little Pony Light Up 4x4 Ride Ons $99.99 (Reg $199.99)

Electronics        Innotab 3s $39.99 (Reg $79.99)
                          Skylanders Trap Team $37.50 (Reg. 74.99)
                          Leapfrog Leapster GS Explorer $24.99 (Reg.$49.99)
                          Leapfrog Explorer Games $15
                          Innotab Games $12.49

                          Black Friday 7am
                          Skylanders Trap Team $49.99
                          Kurio 7s Android Family Tablet $49.99 (Reg $99.99)

Outside             Black Friday 7am
                         Sports Power Easy Assembly Wood Playhouse $99.99
                         Big Backyard Ashbury Wood Swing Set $599.99 (Reg. $1099.99)

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Target     Opens at 6 pm Thanksgiving ***Friday 6-noon 10% off Target Gift Cards (In
                       Store and Online

Electronics         Beats by Dre Solo HD Drenched Headphones $97 (Reg. $169.99)
                           Movies $10 Planes Fire & Rescue, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Downton
                           Abbey Season 4, Mad Men The Final Season Part 1
                           TV Westinghouse 55" $395
                           Disney Infinity 2.0 and Skylanders Trap Team $39.99 (Reg. $74.99)
                           Gaming Rocker Chair $35 (Reg. $59.99)
Toys                   Monster High Doll and Barbie $5
                           Razor  A Lighted Wheel Folding Scooter $19

Apparel             Women's Riding Boots $18

Baby                  Graco Highback Turbo Booster Car Seat $29.99 (Reg.$49.99)

Appliances       Dirt Devil Quick Light Vacuum $25

Outdoors          Firepit $30 (Reg.$59.99)

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Electronics      XBox 360 $99
                        Skylanders Trap Team $37
                        Skylanders Characters $9

Toys                Train Table $40
                        Monster High and Barbies $5
                        Character Scooter $15
                        Step 2 Motorcycle and Little Helpers Wagon $19
                        Doc McStuffins or Jake and the Neverland Pirates Tricycle $19
                        48" Air Hockey Power Table or Junior Basketball Game $29.98
                        Art Easel $15

Appliances     Rival Toaster, Mini Chopper, and 2 Qt Slow Cooker $4.50

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Kmart They are open all day Thanksgiving
 Starting at 6 am

Appliances        Proctor and Silex Iron, Can Opener, Hand Mixer, and Toaster $4.99 (6 am)
                          Kerig Elite $99.99

Toys                  Board Games $5.99 (6 am)
                          My Little Pony Equestria Girls $8 (6 am)
                          Barbie and Disney Princess Dolls $5 (6 am)
                          Toy Skates Set with Pads $12.99 (Reg. $19.99) (6 am)

                          Board Games (Candy Land, Topple, Tumble, and Jumpin Monkeys) $2.99 (7pm)
                          Imaginext Playset Rescue City Center $24.99 (Reg. $49.99) (7 pm)
                          Bikes Tricycles  Disney Princess, Minnie, Spiderman, and Cars $19.99 (7 pm)

                          Barbies and Hotwheels $2.99 (Black Friday Morning)

                         Mega Bloks Set 25 piece building bucket $2.99 (All 3 days)
                         Leapfrog Leap Pad Ultra $109.99 (All 3 days)

Movies             Pay $3.99 and with rewards .99 Titles listed: Coraline, Bridesmaids,
                         Bad Santa, Grown Ups, Titanic, Sin City DVD

                         Pay $5.99 and with rewards $2.99 Titles listed: Lone Survivor, Ride Along,
                         Nut Job,  Hunger Games, Ice Age: Continental Drift DVD

                         Pay $7.99 and with rewards $4.99 Titles listed: The Croods, Free Birds, Turbo,
                         X-Men First Class, Ted, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, American Hustle,
                         Madagascar 3, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs DVD

                         Pay $9.99 and with rewards $6.99 Titles listed: Lego Movie, Transformers:
                         Age of Extinction, Godzilla, Divergent, Catching Fire, House of Cards 2nd
                         Season, Neighbors, Edge of Tomorrow,  X-men: Days of Future Past DVD

Bedding            Pillow Standard Size $1.99 (6 am)
                         Comforter Any Size The Great Find $19.99    (7 pm)

Apparel           Gloves $1.50 (7pm)

Jewelry           Jewelry Armoire $39.99 (Reg. $89.99) (Black Friday)

Baby               Cosco Playard, Hairchair, or Bouncer $35 (Black Friday)

Beauty Gifts    Spa Foot or Massage Neck Pillow Conair $14.99
                        Conair Hairdryer, Revlon Curling Irons, Haircut Kit Conair $7.99
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Kohls- Opening at 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving evening. As always they are doing $15 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent.

Electronics       Bluetooth Speakers 40" tower speaker for $39.99 (reg $99.99)
                         Beats by Dre Headphones $79.99 (reg. $199.99)
                         HP Deskjet 2543 All in one Wireless Printer $29.99 (reg. $79.99)
                         Zeki 7" Android Tablet $49.99 (Reg. $99.99)

Jewelry            Frozen Jewelry $14.99 (Reg. $60)

Toys                 Little Tykes Easy Score Basketball Hoop $24.99 (Reg. $49.99)
                        Barbie or Monster High Doll $6.99

Appliances      Toast Master Kitchen Electronics Toaster, Coffee Maker, Blender, and mini dipper  

                        Black & Decker Rice Cooker, Hand Mixer, Belgium Waffle Maker, Electric
                        Can Opener, Blender, Toaster, Quesadilla Maker, and Coffee Maker $9.99

                        Singer Sewing Machine $49.99 (Reg. $99.99)

                        Bella Panini Maker, Crock Pot 4 Qt slow cooker, Bella Rotating Waffle Maker,
                        10.5" x 20.5" electric griddle $7.99
Bedding         Home Classics Reversible Down-Alternative Comforter All Sizes $24.99
                       (Reg. $139.99)

                      Rampage Comforter Set $29.99 (Reg. $99.99)

Bath              Towels The Big One $2.99 (Reg. $9.99)

Shoes            Boots $19.99

Clothing        Knit Tops for Juniors $6.99
                      Sweaters $9.99

TV                LG 49" LED1080P TV with IPS Panel $399

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How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

Howard Boward is having a tough time in middle school.  Bullies are abundant and his own claim to fame is science and someone has even taken that away from him.  In a quest to be the best in science will he resist the temptation to make a unstable project that could potentially have dire circumstances?  In this book, How To Survive Middle School and Monster Bots by Ron Bates, science and robots are the main subject.  My 6 year old has started in enjoy chapter books that we read at bedtime.  This is definitely a story for an older child but the talk of robots intrigued my boy and he has been actively involved in story time.  It was an easy read, short chapters, and had a good message.  This is the second book that follows Howard Boward's adventures but even if you haven't read the first it stood alone well.
***This book was provided for free by Booklook Bloggers but the opinions are entirely my own.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friends I Can't Wait to Meet

If you could make a list of attributes that you would want in a friend- what would they be?

Here is my list
Supportive even if you think my ideas are stupid or ridiculous to tell me first your honest thoughts but then support my decision right or wrong
Funny can make me laugh in the best and worst times
Kind a genuine kindness and compassion for others 
There for me no matter what even if we don 't agree
Fun out and about or just chatting on the phone

Now here is the next question, are you being these things to your friend or do you treat your friend the way you expect to be treated by others?

In my 36 years I have noticed generally that as women we are not supportive of each other.  So I challenge you to be build each other up instead of tearing others down.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Christmas Giveaway Pack #3

This 3rd giveaway is for a Leapfrog Touch Magic Guitar, a Melissa and Doug Christmas Cookie Playset, and a Fisher Price Made by Me stamping Playdoh set.
Close up of Melissa and Doug Christmas Cookie Playset is a wooden playset that comes with 12 cookies, 12 cookie toppings, oven mitt, spatula, knife, cookie tray, and cookie tube.  Ages 3+ This toy is valued at $15.99

Fisher Price Stamp N' Store Roller which includes my dough which never dries out.  Age 3+.  This toy is valued at $6.00

Leapfrog Touch Magic Rockin Guitar features 10 fun preschool songs.  Age 3+.  This toy is valued at $49.99
Prices from Amazon

This pack is worth $80.98

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Also remember we still have a giveaway active for Christmas Giveaway Pack #2 The My Little Pony Toy Gift Pack

***This is a rafflecopter run giveaway this is not sponsored by any of the products listed.  Winner has one week to claim their prize pack.  All rafflecopter entries will be verified.  

Christmas Giveaway Winner #1

This giveaway is only 1/5 so more to come.

The randomly chosen winner by Rafflecopter is.....

Username: Iknow doyou 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Current Giveaways

Here are our current giveaways.  Great chances to win some gifts for little ones and amazon credit for Christmas Presents.  
Christmas Toy Pack #1/5

Christmas Toy Pack #2/5

November's Amazon Gift Code

Bucket List

Bucket Lists have become a big deal in the past 10 or so years.  It is good to have goals and dreams.  In some weird way I think it makes life a little more exciting.  Make one of your own big or small doesn't matter.

1. Build my (and my husband's) dream house
2. Visit Hawaii
3. Visit Disneyland
4. Take a Disney Cruise
5. Record a cd
6. Visit Australia
7. Visit Paris

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sleep Number

I am a tosser and turner throughout the night, I have a difficult time getting comfortable. Just lately I have also noticed despite getting a full night of sleep I am still tired.  I am a huge supporter of sleep, there is nothing like getting under some clean-crisp covers and soft but not too soft pillow and dozing off to dreamland.

Wouldn't it be amazing if you control whether or not you are comfortable at bedtime? 

There is an amazing option...Sleep Number.  Let me start by saying it is an investment- the mattress is by no means cheap but one amazing thing about these mattresses is they are warrantied for 25 years.  Most mattresses are recommended to be replaced depending on quality of mattress 5-10 years. 

I had the opportunity today to visit a Sleep Number location and learn more about Sleep Number and what the fuss is all about.  A helpful guide knowledgeably and patiently showed me all about the options available and Sleep IQ.

Sleep IQ is a technology that Sleep Number uses to ensure you get the best sleep possible.  You can track and optimize your sleep through their app that is connected to your bed. It lets you know how effective your sleeping for the evening was by measuring your breathing rate, heart rate, and movements.  

Some option highlights are a massage option, the ability to be able raise your head and/or feet, temperature adjustments, and customization for you and your significant other.  Pillows are even customizable.

There are just so many options and I highly recommend that you visit a store near you to start having great well rested nights from now on.

***I received an invitation through Smiley 360 to learn more about Sleep Number.  Besides an offer for the possibility of a free pillow no compensation was received.  All opinions are completely my own.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas Giveaway Pack #2

Our 2nd Christmas giveaway is a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic gift pack.  This set consists of a My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace and a Pinkie Pie character with purse.

My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace comes with. 20+ accessories and Princess Twilight Sparkle.  Ages 3+.  This toy is valued at $19.81

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Boutique Pink and Fabulous Purse comes with a special edition Pinkie Pie, fashion purse , and. 2 bows.  The purse opens into a playarea for pony .  Ages 3+.  This toy is valued at $8.99

This pack is valued at  $28.80

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***This is a rafflecopter run giveaway this is not sponsored by any of the products listed.  Winner has one week to claim their prize pack.  All rafflecopter entries will be verified.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

November Amazon Gift Code Giveaway

Here is November's installation of our monthly giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Code.  Christmas is fast approaching and a $10 amount from Amazon can improve your gift giving budget.

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Happy Halloween

Hope you have a great Halloween and have lots of fun trick or treating.  Would love to put up a post with some of the cute costumes that your little ones wear for the holiday.  Send photos to

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I am sure you have heard the statement- Live your life without regrets.  As I look back on my life I do have regrets...bad boyfriend choices, not being fearless enough, words unspoken or spoken and would like to take it back. My life is a mishmesh of mistakes and event triumphs that as a young girl I never dreamed was possible.  Which brings me to another statement- if only I knew what I know now ...

As I mentioned my life's road has never been a smooth one; there has been many twists and turns as well as some speedbumps but honestly and without hesitation I would live my life the same way as long as I could end up where I am now -In a loving family with 2 amazing boys and a wonderful man in my life.  I'm not sure that any other deviation would get me where I am today.  So even with the struggles and there have been many, I try to look at my life as is and be thankful in the current and not dwell in the should of, could of, would of.

Hope you can live a full life and not be held down with regret.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Amazon Gift Code Winner

We have a winner randomly chosen by Rafflecopter.  Thank you everyone for entering and we hope you enjoy the blog.  We have another Amazon Code Giveaway coming in November.  We also have the following giveaways that are active on our blog.

Enter to win a copy of A Robertson Family Christmas- This ends today

Enter to win a Christmas Toy Giveaway the 1st of 5 leading into December

Congratulations to our winner


Please contact us asap to claim your prize.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christmas Giveaway Pack #1

I am so excited to be able to start a series of giveaways leading into December.  Our first giveaway is for little ones 12-36 months.  This is for a Vtech Baby's Light Up Laptop and a Mega Bloks First Builders characters.

 Vtech Baby's Light Up Laptop that has 100 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases.  It teaches letters, numbers, spanish, imitative play, and shapes.  Ages 12-36 months.  This toy is valued at $17.99.

Mega Bloks First Builders Characters are block builder buddies perfect for little hands.  Ages 1-5  This toy is valued at $12.25.

This pack is valued at $30.24

a Rafflecopter giveaway

***This is a rafflecopter run giveaway this is not sponsored by any of the products listed.  Winner has one week to claim their prize pack.  All rafflecopter entries will be verified.