Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lets Do Baseball season right with Spaze Apparel

Disclaimer:  I was given this shirt to wear and give my honest feedback


It is that time of the year when we have some sort of practice every single night.  My hubby coaches my oldest sons team and his assitant coaches my youngest son team.  And when we aren't playing baseball we are watching it or actually going to games!!  Go Phillies!! 

Here is the thing though, my kiddos may have their uniform, but my hubby looks pretty strange standing out there in his work clothing.  Thanks to Spaze Apparel though he will finally look the part is his brand new Bella+Canvas 3000C Mens Jersey Long-Sleeve Baseball T-Shirt

We got it in cardinal red and grey, but they have so many colors to pick from.  That way you can match your favorite sports team or even your kiddos team if you are coaching.
The material is super soft, but hubby likes to run around with the kids and he said it is important that the material doesn't rub weird.  And this shirt doesn't.  He loves it.  It is so comfortable I tried to wear it to bed a few times.  Which normally results in my hubby yelling about my $80 pjs and there is no need for me to be stealing his clothing lol
It comes in size s-2xl so you are sure to find your size.
And if you are in a rush to get it fear not!  It took 2 days for me to have my new shirt.   Okay my HUBBY'S new shirt :)
I can't say enough good things about this company.  They offer affordable clothing, that is both comfy and durable and they get it to you quickly.  What more could you want when shopping?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Car Radio, public enemy number 1

Products in this post were given to me for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
I cannot be the only mom who takes a deep breath before she turns on the car radio.  And prays that there is no bad words and suggestive songs playing!  I can't be the only mom who is let down time and time again.  I can't even drive 10 minutes without a bad word playing over my radio or some girl/guy singing about something dirty.
I don't know if music has always been this bad, or if I am for the first time hearing it with mom ears.  Every-time though I quickly turn it off and peak into my mirror to see if my kiddos heard.  The suggestive songs normally don't click for them.  It kind of goes over their head what they are talking about.  The bad words though normally have my kiddos eyes as big as silver dollars and their jaws dropped!  I call it a look of horror.  They don't hear that kind of talk often.

 I am forced to put in our Frozen sound track and listen to Let it Go for the millionth time.  I like the song, but not every single day of my life lol
My hubby and I started a Christian music collection.  When we decided to do it it was like a DUH moment.  We both like the music and have it on our devices, but we never though to get CD's for the car.  
It is the best of both words.  We get to hear music that we as adults like and I don't have to worry about the kids hearing stuff they shouldn't.  Plus my kiddos like the songs as well!!  Every time we hear the God's Not Dead song they both put up their hands and make lion motions at the roaring part.

My hubby and I have each introduce each other to our favorites.  Mine though has always been and will always be MercyMe.
When I was a teenager one my favorite songs ever was "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe.  If you never heard this song you so need to!!  No matter how many times I hear it it still brings tears to my eyes :).  A good kind of tears!!
When I seen the MercyMe Welcome to the New CD I just knew I had to share it with my family.  I will admit I haven't heard any of their new songs, but now that I have I am so impressed!
It has gotten to the point where Frozen is at the bottom of the car pile and MercyMe is always on top.  My boys ask me to play, Gotta Let it Go, over and over again!

MercyMe has good wholsome music that the whole family can enjoy.
This particular CD has 10 songs
Welcome to the New
Gotta Let it Go
Shake
Greater
Finish What he Started
Flawless
New Lease on Life
Wishful Thinking
Burn Baby Burn
Dear Younger Me

We all sing along to the songs and it is music you can dance too!  Now when I peak in my mirror it isn't to see looks of shock and horror on my kiddos face, I see them wiggling and jamming out in the back seat :)!

To learn more and stay up to date with everything MercyMe check out their website:



8 Simple Tools for raising great kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell foreword by Jill Savage

Disclaimer:  I was given the product in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  ALL opinions are my own.
You shouldn't let your kids sleep in your bed when they are scared, you will make them to dependent on your love....  If they wont stop screaming throw water in their face it will shut them up.....  Lock them in a room if they get out of hand.....  Make sure your voice is always the loudest in the room...  (And the worst by far) sometimes you just got to hit them to let them know who is boss.

Dear Readers as I am sure all of you are or were, I too have been the victim of bad parenting advice.  The ones up top are the ones that stuck out the most to me through my parenting journey and quite frankly a few of them even scared me.  Those stick out because lets admit it they are crazy!  I mean who would throw water in a child's face!?!  As a little girl my dad hit, a lot.  I use to go to school covered in black&blues.  Terrified to ask for help, because I thought even that would get me another beating.  I lived in fear.  My parents were always fighting and breaking things and to often my brother, sister and I were caught up in the carnage.  After years of self work I forgave my parents and today I have a healthy relationship with both of them.  Because of my up bringing though I was scared yet again that I would in some way damage my kiddos.  That they would live in fear too.  I was so upset I talked to a friend about it.  And after all the bad advice I had gotten from others she gave me the best advice possible.
God.  She said "God, Savannah he is your answer.  Put your love and faith in him and the rest will come naturally."  And she was right. 
 Don't get me wrong some days I yell or over react.  I feel horrible about it.  I pray and through prayer I realize I have to tell my boys sorry that I messed up.
Being a parent isn't black and white.  There is no easy answers and most of the time we are just stumbling about praying with our fingers crossed that we got it right.  Don't fret parents we all do it!
When I seen the book 8 simple tools for raising great kids I just knew I had to have it.

A book that gives us an alternative to yelling!  That helps us connect and teach our kiddos the right way.  And again don't get me wrong it takes work, this doesn't happen over night.  But this book was a huge eye opener to a few things I was doing wrong and simple ways to fix them and do them better.
*~*~*~*~*~*
 Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting. 
 Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you: Maintain a healthy relationship with your child 
Develop a nurturing home culture
 Correct behavior in lasting ways 
Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.
*~*~*~*~*

I don't want to give away to much of the book, but one of my favorite sections was "Family Time" I am 28, my hubby is 31, my oldest is 8 and my youngest is 5.  Sometimes it can be tough to find something we all want to do.  This book gives us some easy choices!  
Read an age appropriate devotional book
Talk about our week
Talk about family happenings
Talk about the people we are praying for
Work through a promblem we are having

Another great one that I want to add is plan out the family vacation.  We are going in June and we spent all of Saturday night planning our trip and talking about what we wanted to do and see when we were at the beach!!  

This is just one small exampleof the lessons and tips from the book.  The entire book is filled with ways to grow closer as a family.

From April 15th until May 15, 2016 I have a coupon code to help you save 50% off this book at moodypublishers.com
Just click this link
8 Simply Tools for Raising Great Kids

And use code GREATKIDS16 at checkout


My family, they are the most precious thing in my life.  The greatest gift God has ever given me.  I want to do it right, I want my boys happy and healthy.  This book helps me, it makes taking that journey a bit easier.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thank you Jesus a Bible just for kids #UnderTheSea #FlyBy

Products in this post were given for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Sometimes it can be hard to get my boys to sit down and talk about God and our faith.  We pray before each meal and I always here little giggles coming from their end of the table.  My kiddos are in no way disrespectful, I just don't think they understand how important that relationship with God is yet.  At 5 and 8 though they have time, God gets it :)  He is after all their Heavenly Father <3
With that being said though as a mom it is my job to make sure they do stay on this path.  To make sure that they hear about God and all he has done for us.  And that they know God loves them so very much.
  Lately we have been talking a lot about Jesus.  Given that it is Easter Sunday they have so many questions.  I try to tell them in a way they will understand.  I say Jesus gave his life to save us.  He paid for our sins so that one day we could join him in Heaven.  Of course at 5 and 8 they don't quite understand why anyone would take on someone else punishment.  So I tell them that Jesus loves us so much that he did it willingly.  Again at their age I don't think they fully grasp what I am telling them, but one day they will.
Now we have lots of kids religious books with fun photos and they break down the stories so they will understand.  The Bible though has always been intimating to them.  This huge book with all those words!!  That is why when I seen the all new Under the Sea kids Bible I just knew they had to have it!
The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10. Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children’s Bible. The outside is covered in foil and sparkle. The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God’s care and love for each of us and all of creation.
Just look at that fun cover!!  There are more photos inside, the fun cover alone is enough to get kids excited.  When we are reading my kiddos can't wait to get to another photo page.  The thing is though they hear my words.  Not that I like my boys fighting, but the other night they were arguing who got the Seas Bible during our bible reading time!  Do you know how awesome that was for me for them to fight over who got what Bible instead of fighting with me that they didn't want to do it!! 
So lets talk more about the "photo" pages.  They aren't just photos they also have information.  Like the 2nd to last one is the 10 commandments broken down for kids.  The last photo pages gives them references to when children were mentioned in the bible.  Another one is the Lords prayer.
You can find this kid friendly Bible at any of the links below:


All NEW Super Wings toys

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
All NEW Super Wings toys
My boys had off school yesterday and today.  They of course have off the weekend and they will both be home with me Monday.  I thought wow this is great I get to sleep in for 4 days (I still have Church Sunday morning) WRONG WRONG WRONG!  They were up at 7am yesterday and 5:30 am today.  Why you may ask?  What type of madness would make kids want to get up that early.  Play time, they just couldn't wait to have a solid 5 days of unlimited play time.  This morning I jumped out of bed because I heard some sort of beeping and thought dear GOD the house is on fire the alarm is going off.  Nope it was just them playing with a space gun.... Again I can't stress enough this was at 530 am lol

But yes I think it is fair to say my boys LOVE their toys.  When I was contacted about the Super Wings toys I knew it was for them
Super Wings follows an adorable plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends must work together to solve. The show focuses on issues of creative problem solving and cultural diversity, and the characters visit 52 cities in 45 countries over the course of the series.
An air craft that turns into a walk-able character!!  Could they make a cooler toy for kiddos?  My boys just thought they were the coolest thing ever :)
Plus if you never seen the show it is super cute, Jett has to work on promblem solving all around the World when he delivers packages. 


Giraffe Razor Extension Handle

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I think at some point in time we have all had a razor incident.  For me it was a few years ago I had my legs on the edge of the tub, when my foot slipped and I got a HUGE gash on my leg!  Thankfully no stitches were needed, but to this day my hubby still gets queezy when I bring up that story.
It was a pretty wicked cut.  When I heard of the Giraffe Razor Extension handle being great for people with limited mobility I kept thinking it would also be great to prevent the sort of cuts I got!!  You could keep your feet on solid ground and still get those hard to reach places!
Here is more information about the product:

Bridging the Gap between Dependency to Self-sufficiency: Giraffe Razor Extension Handle


In the evolution of the razor with all of its technological advances on getting a close shave; it has yet to evolve in the designing of the razor handle to include people limited in flexibility and mobility. How can you get a close shave if you can not get close enough to shave?
There are millions of women each year who are unable to shave their legs due to the discomfort of symptoms associated with a chronic medical condition or the post-operative phase of hip and knee replacement surgery and the third-trimester of pregnancy. All of these conditions decrease flexibility and mobility and therefore, make shaving difficult if not impossible with a short-handledrazor. As a consequence, some women just “give up” on shaving their legs entirely or resort to a caregiver or loved one to carry out this personal daily care routine.
There is now an option for these women to shave their legs independently with comfort and safety. Introducing the Giraffe RazorExtension Handle, a shaving accessory designed to customize the length and angle of your premium disposable or reusable razor.

The Giraffe’s Features:
  • Adds 15-20 inches in Length to a Razor Handle – Eliminates Bending at the Waist
  • No Slip Grip with Rubberized Finish – Perfect for Anyone who has Arthritis
  • Quick Connect and Release Buttons – Ease of Use
  • Pivoting Head Rotates to a 30°, 45° or  90° angle – Maximizes Flexibility
  • Two Universal Razor Attachments, Small, and Large
  • Accommodates the Most Popular Men’s and Women’s Premium Disposable and Reusable Razors on the Market Today
  • Wrist Lanyard – Conveniently Wear around your Wrist for Easy Retrieval
The Giraffe’s Benefits Include:
  • Safety - Decreases the Risk of Falling
  • Comfort - Minimizes Lower Back Strain
  • Privacy, Independence and Time Management
  • Broadens Options for Wearing Comfortable Clothing
  • Positive Self-Image
  • Improve Quality of Life
The Giraffe is easy to use: just lock in the razor, adjust the length, choose the desired angle, and you are ready to shave!
The Giraffe is available for $29.99 on Amazon and Giraffebathandbody.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

88 Handbags Easter SALE!!

Disclaimer:  I was given a product in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
It seems fitting that my little guy is watching The Great and Powerful OZ as I type this post.  Because when I choose I hand Bag I need it to be both great and powerful.
When I get ready in the morning both my planners, wallet, pens, hair ties, make up and Bible go into the purse.  I then walk into the kitchen and throw in some hard candy for me (I have sinus issues my throat is always sore), a few snacks for the kids and a bottle of water.  I now grab a handful of tissues and shove them inside.  And if it is going to be a particular long day I normal throw in some small toys to keep the kiddos entertained.
I still need to get my cell phone and keys in there 
:)
So yes my purse is more then just a purse, it needs to be more or a travel tote/lunch box.  So size is a huge thing with me.
The Natalie from 88 provides just that.
As you can see the purse is both deep and opens wide.  Providing me not only with space, but also I like the fact I can really open it up and see inside.  There are several pouches so I can keep everything organized.
Another great feature is the fact that it has a shoulder strap and a handheld part so I can adjust how I wear it.

It does sit up right, that way when I sit it next to me it doesn't topple over and spill out.
The material is really easy to clean and wipes off with just a simple wet cloth.
And of course as with all my hand bags it needs to look cute!
TADA  I don't know about you, but to me that bag is pretty stinking cute!!

Right now 88 Handbags is offer a 20% off coupon of 4 select bags the Halina, Natalie, Anna, and Vera.
The sale will be going on from March 19 until March 27 so hurry time is running out!! 
Use these codes to save
20% off: Halina, Natalie, Anna, and Vera- with code: Simplyme (valid until 27th midnight)
10% on all the rest of the styles on the website- with code: Simplyme10 (valid until 27th midnight)

To learn more please see any of the links below:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Cave Tools Burger Press

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

I hate summer!  My phone always claims I must have been switched at birth because everyone in my family loves the warmer months.  Everyone but me.  I like the ridged cold air!  I sleep with my window open through at the entire Winter.  I love the fact there is no bugs and I even get to wear all my cute sweaters.
Summer on the other hand I am covered in sweat, bug bites and I always feel like I am on the verge of a heat stroke.  I just HATE it.
The one thing I do look forward to is my grill!  Is it just me or does everything taste better when made on the grill?
Chicken, steak, burgers, corn, hot dogs, shrimp, peppers and there is so much more!  The grill just takes these things from good to amazing!

Today I want to focus on burgers.  There are a few things that make a good burger.  The meet has to be good of course, my dad grabbed ground turkey once and I swear to this day we no longer left him shop :)
Next you need to season your burger just right.  My hubby loves doing this part, he throws in all sorts of sauces and seasonings to make them just right.
Finally you need the perfect even cook.  In order to get that you burgers need to be pressed just right.  Yes I know you can roll them out in your hand, but to get that perfect burger they should be even on all sides.
The Cave Tools Burger Press makes that possible
Perfect sized- If you like large, thick burgers this is the press for you!!  This press makes 6 1/3 pound square burgers.  To give you an idea of how big that is I placed my finger inside the press to show you how deep it is.

Cook Technology - The dimple on the press is proven to help give your burgers and all over even cook.  I not a very technical person so I will just have to take their word on this one.  I have no clue on the science behind it :)

Easy to store and clean up - You can put the press in the freezer to keep any burgers you dont make.  All you can place it in the dishwasher for an easy hands free clean up.  I don't have a dishwasher though and thanks to the silicon material the burger press is easy to clean even by hand.
The Burger Press is pretty awesome and makes a perfect burger almost every time...  I say almost because not even the Burger Press can make turkey burger taste good lol
To learn more please see my links below
And right now you can save 15% on amazon with this coupon code
 LZEN8T4G

Roloxin Lift

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I don't mind wearing make up during the Winter.  It is normally cold so my face is fine.  During the summer months though I hate wearing it!!  I feel like it melts off the second I step outside.  Not to mention in the summer it makes my pores feel overly clogged and yucked up.
The thing is though at almost 29 I can't get away with the no make up look.  Years of being a mom, no sleep and sun have damaged my face and made it age.  I have lines, dark spots and everything in between.  
Thanks to Roloxin Lift though I may be on my way to a make up free summer!!

Roloxin Lift  is powered by our patented SilicaLift technology that lasts up to 24 hours. Within 7 minutes of application, wrinkles and fine lines instantly disappear, and skin is left looking radiant.

And I am not joking I noticed an instant change in the way my skin felt and looked!!  My skin even had a sort of glow look to it and it felt much smoother.  I still had my fine lines though :(  So I am not sure if maybe I need a few treatments before I see better results.  Overall though I do like how my skin felt and looked after once use.

VeggieTales

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
My hubby and I watch a lot of Duck Dynasty.  I think the guys are funny, but most of all I like the family values and the fact that every episodes they join together to talk to God.
A few years ago I purchased a Christmas episode of VeggieTales for my boys.  And if you seen this episode you will know Uncle SI was one of the veggie voices.  My boys of course thought SI was famous from VeggieTales so whenever they hear him on DD they always claim, "Hey Mom, he has the same voice of the guy on the Christmas VeggieTale episode!!"  I just smile at their silliness, but they do love their VeggieTales.  I as their mom love the message it delivers.  
Not only does it delivery the message of God and his love, but it also teaches us about friendship, life lessons and working together.

For anyone whom doesn't have Netflixs you are missing a pretty great show; VeggieTales in the House!
But thanks to this all new DVD you can see some of those episodes VeggieTales in the House Puppies and Guppies 

Join Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all their veggie friends in this super sized collection of 8 all new stories full of music and fun.  In these hilarious adventures about pets, popcorn, jet packs and more, kids will laugh and learn what it means to be responsible and kind to others.  And parents will like knowing their kids are entertained by stories based on values from the Bible. 

Show your #DisneySide @HomeCelebration

Disclosure:  I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

Show your #DisneySide @Home Celebration

I have never been to Disney world or Disney Parks!  It has always been a dream of mine to get there and last year my husband made me a promise that in 2017 (When Quinn was a bit older) we would go!
Turns out that wont happen :(!!!  My boys are at this point to scared to go on rides, so we are going to wait a few more years.  We have a feeling it is only going to happen once.  We want to make it count :)
Here is the thing though what was suppose to be my hubby, 2 kids and I, suddenly escalated to my mom and dad.  Than my sister and her boyfriend decided to go and finally both my brothers!
I mean come on it is Disney!!  Who wouldn't want to get in on the magical fun??

My family has never been shy about showing our Disney Side.  And this new Preschool Disney Side party was the perfect way for us to yet again show it off.
Showing your Disney Side is easy, and come be as big or as small as you want.
I want to show off some of my Disney Party themed ideas so maybe you can use them in your future party :)
A easy to set up pin the smile on Mickey's face is sure to make people of all ages smile!!  Isn't it amazing that when Mickey is involved that everyone feels like a kiddo again?

Do a sweet themed cake!!  We did a Car's cake for our party last year, these little plastic cars were only $2!!

Grab some crackers, cheese and 2 sizes of pepperonis and you got a pretty sweet Mickey Mouse themed treat!

I did almost all of this with construction paper!!  So easy and my kiddos had a blast helping me to make that chain.

You so need to add some snacks!!  Even though the snacks weren't Disney themed throwing in a Mike apple so made it a Disney thing :D


And yes we are still on in Frozen frenzy!  We still play Let it Go once a week in the car lol.  This was easy I just went with blue and threw in an Olaf of 2 
The next time you are planning a party, whether it be a sleep over, birthday, or even a family dinner why not included Disney!!  Anytime is a great time to show you Disney side :)
For more ideas you can check out this website:


Remember Disney is all about magic, about spending time with those you love and being happy.  You don't need a big party, heck you don't even need a party, I think Tuesday is a good enough reason to show your Disney Side!  How every you do just make sure to have fun and smile <3

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Premium Quality Non-Slip Open-Cell Natural Rubber Yoga Mat #bestYogamatever

Disclaimer:  I was a product in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Premium Quality Non-Slip Open-Cell Natural Rubber Yoga Mat


Every Saturday I get myself out of bed super early so I can be at Yoga by 830.  For me Yoga is the best way to calm down after a hectic week.  I stretch out my stiff muscles as I listen to soothing music.  Our instructor always dims the lights so it is peaceful and the last 15 minutes when we do  cool down Yoga are my favorite.  I look forward to this time!! 
In order for Yoga to be peaceful for me a lot rides on the mat I use!!  That is why I LOVE this one!
The tree rubber make it nonslide, so no matter what this mat is staying in place!  As are my feet, you have no clue how many times I slipped on my old mat.  This material give me great balance.  I am able to focus more on the stretch instead of my feet.  Also it doesn't bunch up, I don't need to pause in the middle of class to rearrange my mat
Next I love how comfortable it is, as I said those last 15 cool down easy stretches are my favorite, I like that i can lay on the mat and just relax!  I don't feel the cold hard floor beneath me.   Plus the mat is longer and wider then my old one, meaning it can accommodate all of me!!  Even with my toes stretched as far as they can go!!
And did I mention the bright bold colors!  Not that it really matter, but it does feel pretty good to be doing Yoga on a stylish mat!!
My only wish for the mat is that it had a strap of some sort to carry it on my shoulder.  I have to walk down a flight of steps with my water bottle, mat, towel and purse.  It would be nice to have a free hand.  This isn't a big issue though, my hubby is going to put something together for me!!
And for anyone who is wondering about the material I am proud to say it is ECO FRIENDLY  Made with Organic Natural Tree Rubber the mat is 100% Recyclable & Biodegradable, PVC-free, Non-Toxic, and free from ozone-depleting substances. When using the environmentally friendly yoga mat you are doing something good for you, and for the environment!

You can't go wrong with this top of the line mat!! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Full Addition

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Full Addition

I like to dress up!  If you seen my closet you would know just how bad this addiction is. Not only do I need the dresses, shirts and pants I also need to accessorize everything with the perfect shoes and jewelry.  Oh and the perfect handbag, sunglasses, hat oh man this post is so making me want to go shopping!
As you may know shopping can wipe out a bank account pretty quickly.  My hubby stuck me on a budget to make sure I don't overspend anymore.  After a little tempering I agreed and have started to look for more affordable options.
That is when I found 
Full Addition, they have a little bit of everything at a price I can afford!  A store that makes style affordable for everyone. 
So I could list an entire post of all the awesome things they have, but I am going to focus on the three I was sent.


Rope Chain Bracelet very durable and comes in a several colors.  The chains and rope twist together to give it a very trendy feel.  I like that you can wear it loose or tight.  Also it is very easy to clamp together.  I know you are looking at this and thinking it is going to cost a fortune... ONLY $5!!  

Gothic Collar choker necklace I have a stunning green velvet dress that has a lace design onthe back that for the life of me I can't see to find anything that match it!!  After a lot of looking a found a cute pair of ankle boots, but jewelry I was stumped.  Then I see this necklace and fell in LOVE!  The lace work looks beautiful and matches the back of the dress.  This necklace is only 5.99!  

Last but not least is the  WOMENS LEATHER HEART WALLET    it has so many compartments that I have a place for everything!!  There is even an insert for all of my cards and I have several slots for money.  It all comes together with a tiny magnetic heart.  This one is very simple, but stylish and it is only 12.96


These are only 3 of the many items offered!  If you are looking for great style for yourself or maybe something for that special lady in your life you so need to check them out :)




Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fresh Pet

Disclaimer:  I was given coupons in this post to purchase a free product and write an honest review

My pups are currently behind me snoring away as I type this post lol.  I adore them, but let me tell you about a normal day for us.  We start off with them crying at the crack of dawn to go potty, at which point in time my hubby or I drag ourselves out of bed for them.  After that they insist on knocking us all over as we try to get ready for the day.  Loki the goof ball normally knocks over at least 1 drink or steals someones food.  This is all before 7am.  I take my little guy down to the bus stop and normally come home to something ripped apart.  On Friday it was a tissue box!!
As I clean that up they all try to battle the dust pan, you know the evil dust pan whom that I sworn death too.
Yes yes that pan.  Mess cleaned it is time for potty break two.
In the yard they go at which point in time they either dig a hole and get all muddy, Loki eats something he should not or one of them sees a shadow and barks none stop until I come back out into the cold to defeat said even shadow monster and round them all up instead.  
It is now 715 am!
They slobber, steal my food, leave there food on the floor for me to hurt my feet, scratch stuff up, get hair all over my clothing, rip apart anything unattended, lick the toilet, scare the mailman and sometimes the odors that come from them makes my eyes water.
And I adore them for it!  They keep my life interesting and I know anyone of them would give their lives for me and my kiddos.  They give without asking for anything in return.  A completely unselfish love.
That is why I want to give them only the best and I can do just that with Fresh Pet
About Freshpet Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to improve the lives of dogs and cats everywhere through the power of fresh, natural food. Packed with vitamins and proteins, Freshpet foods offer fresh meats, poultry, and vegetables farmed locally. The Freshpet Kitchens then thoughtfully prepare these natural ingredients and everyday essentials, cooking them in small batches at lower temperatures to preserve key nutrients. That way, your pet gets the best. Freshpet refrigerated foods and treats are kept cool from the moment they are made until they arrive at Freshpet refrigerators in your local market Freshpet foods are available in select mass, grocery, natural food, club, and pet specialty retailers across the United States and Canada. From the care Freshpet takes to source their ingredients and make their food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way they like to run their business. 

And right now you can enter their contest!!
Freshpet is Changing Lives (Both Human and Pet)

Freshpet kicks off #FreshpetMadeMe contest to highlight the crazy things
pets will do for fresh food

Freshpet, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRPT), maker of fresh, refrigerated and dry pet food in Bethlehem, PA, announces the launch of their #FreshpetMadeMe interactive contest. The contest asks pet parents to share their downright wacky, absolutely brilliant or awe-inspiring things their pets do because they are eating a Freshpet diet. Whether your dog is a dancing machine or your cat is a refrigerator stalker, share your photo or video with Freshpet and you just might be the next Freshpet Internet star! Freshpet serves millions of meals, has thousands of families brightened by happier and healthier pets, and receives thousands of heartfelt letters from those families who have seen their pets’ lives changed for the better. Now, Freshpet’s new contest allows happy Freshpet families show us what their pets can do and will do for fresh food. 

Freshpet has seen massive success with their online viral videos, from the “Apparently Kid’s First Commercial” to their most recent take on “Santa’s Workshop.” The fun and entertaining videos co-created with Shareability have seen more than 50MM+ views in total. Freshpet wants to keep the momentum going by offering one Freshpet fan a role in their next YouTube hit. So grab your phone or camera and capture yourpet in the act of doing whatever it is they love to do!

#FreshpetMadeMe prizes include:

  • One Grand Prize winner will receive a role in a Freshpet online video, flight and hotel accommodations to the shoot location, plus a custom refrigerator filled with Freshpet food and treats
  • Five runners up winners will receive a #FreshpetMadeMe gift pack
  • The first 50 entries will receive a Freshpet coupon, so act fast!

“It’s amazing to think our videos have been shared all over the world. People really seem to enjoy and connect with them,” says Katie Tyson, Freshpet Digital Marketing Manager. “In the past, we’ve included shelter pets in our videos, but this time we are excited to bring in some of our real fans. We so greatly appreciate all of the support and positive stories they’ve shared with us over the years.”


To enter the #FreshpetMadeMe contest simply post a photo or video using the hashtag #FreshpetMadeMe on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or upload your entry via the contest landing page by April 1, 2016.

War Room

Disclaimer:  I was given the movie in this post as gift from the company, I didn't have to make this post, but I loved the movie so much I wanted too :)
If you seen the movie Fireproof you will understand what I mean when I say inspirational movie.  Ones that make you feel alive and like you want to reach out and help another person.  Ones that makes you want to fix all the little things that are currently wrong in your life.

I have been in search for a movie just like Fireproof and I so found it with War Room!

This is the story of a man and woman who are struggling with life!  They fight all the time and the lost connection of what is really important in life!  They no longer connect as a family and their bond with God is just the bare minimum!
The wife is a realtor and she just happens to meet an older woman who is on a mission from God.  And that mission is to help another person connect better with him and his grace.
Through pray, love and devotion this family learns that all things can be conquered.  Instead of fighting each other they start to fight the real enemy that is Satan!
We get to see them grow not only as a couple and parents, but also grow in their faith.  We see how praying and having faith helps them to be the people God always intended for them to be.
This movie touches on real issues, real problems that people have it.  
I loved though the one thing Miss Clara (The elder women) kept saying and that was learn to fight the right way.  With prayer and not anger.  She also said know who the real enemy is.  Not our loved ones, but Satan who makes us have doubt and anger.  
This movie is inspirational and a must see for all!
I am going to a retreat with my Church on April 1-3 and I am so taking this movie to share with the ladies!!

My God is good

I was given items in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review, all opinions are my own.

My God is good 


It isn't to often I touch on personal issues on this blog, the reason being I struggle a lot with revealing things about myself.  I convince myself that if people know the real me they wont like me.  Most days I don't like me... So how could others?  I lived with this way of thinking for years, I lived thinking no one not even God could love me.  When I was little I went through some things that even as an adult still get to me.  They are like this constant weight I can't seem to lift.  In 2014 things got worse.  My hubby and I were fighting non stop, my dad thought he had cancer, my brother and I got into a huge fight and things just kept getting to me.  I would watch the news and be over taken with pain and sadness about things going on in the world.  And it wasn't normal sadness it was stay awake all night and question "How can God let these things happen?"  Then on December 23 2014 my world came to a stop.  I had to put my first baby to sleep, my best friend Lucy my lab pup.  And I was sad, mad and in a fit of rage!  I told myself that the reason God lets bad things happen is because he isn't there!  I told myself no way could a God that loves me take away something so important to me.  The next 6 months were the hardest of my life!!  I was sad all the time crying.  The smallest thing made me mad.  I convinced myself that all the people in my life were cursed because I was here.  My being alive was ruining the lives of others.  In June 2015 I stopped sleeping.  Insomnia took over and instead of getting an 8-9 hour break from being me once a night I was awake all the time.  I was lucky to get 20 hours of sleep a week.
By July 17th weekend (I remember this because it was my mom's birthday weekend)  I had enough, I didn't want to be a burden to my loved ones anymore.  Being me just became to much.  It was early maybe 5am I got out of bed.  I was walking out to my kitchen to take every single sleeping pill I had purchased to get rid of my insomnia.  I was going to get rid of it forever,  I was checking out of life.
I have a back gate set up that separates my bedrooms from my main rooms.  I stuck my hand on the gate to open it when it happened.
A love so great, so powerful came over me.  Just a feeling of pure acceptance, a feeling that I never in my life felt before dropped me to my knees.  I really fell to my knees I had my hands still on the gate and had my head hanging because the power of this love took my breath away.  It was God.  At my lowest moment he helped me, he showed me that he was there.  He proved to me that even though I was weak and gave up on his master plan for me, that he never once gave up on me.  He was there for me the whole time.
What I felt in that moment can't be put into words.  It was divine intervention. 
And instead of feeling sorry for myself I started to see things in a new way.  Lucy was his gift to me, he didn't take her from me.  He allowed me to have her for several years.   She was never really mine, she was always his.  His creation, I was just allowed to have her for a time.  I thank him for those years that he permitted me to have with her. All those bad things that happened to be as a child prepared me to be a mother, the type of mother he wanted me to be.  One who knows just how hurtful a word or a beating can be.  One whom would never inflict that kind of fear into her own kids, because she knew how it felt.
He made me strong so that I could be a good mom to my boys.
And through all this something kept pushing me to turn around and go sit in my kiddos room as they slept.  So I did.  That week I went to the doctor and he told me the reason I feel things so deeply is because I have hyper awareness anxiety.  A small pill a day now helps me manage those feelings. 

This was just God's first step for me.  Over the next few months he helped me to cut bad things from my life.  He helped me to see things differently, through pray I was able to fix things with my hubby and instead of seeing only the bad I was able to see life in a whole new way.  
Again though he wasn't done, I fear meeting new people.  This roots to that "No one wants you around feeling" I always have.  God kept pushing me to go out, to get hobbies and to go to Church!  To come out of my little shell and go.
So I went to Sunday School for the first time in years.  I sat with my head ducked fingers crossed I didn't upset anyone to much by being there.  
I was hugged so many times I lost count!  Everyone was so accepting and welcoming the amount of love I felt took my breath away.  These were Gods people.  And one lady in particular really went above and beyond!  She invited me to be her room mate at a Church retreat!  She invited me to her small study group  on Wednesday nights.  
I felt like I was part of something, she opened a whole new door for me.  I felt like maybe I am not so bad, maybe people want me around.
I now go line dancing on Mondays with ladies from the Church, group meetings on Tuesday again with friends from the Church, small Bible study group and soon I will be volunteering for Vacation Bible School on Wednesdays, I do Yoga at the Church on Saturdays and of course on Sunday I do both Sunday school and Church.
I am part of something.  And all because God put these people in my life, he knew I needed a support so he surrounded me with a group of loving people.

That woman though who asked me to be her roommate was the first to reach out to me.  The first to make me feel like I was wanted (Other than God of course) I wanted to give her a gift to show her just how much that small act of kindness affected me.  How something so small was so very very BIG to me!
That is when I found Hope In A Box
HOPE IN A BOX is full of unique inspirational gifts that you can send to someone special!! 
 The H.O.P.E. (Hang On Pray Everyday) line of products and gift boxes have been developed to remind us to 'HANG ON' to the promises made by God in scripture: that He will meet our needs (Phil 4:19), how He is with us and will help us (Isaiah 41:10), how He is our Rock, Salvation, Defense, and Fortress (Psalm 62:6) and to 'PRAY EVERYDAY' to Christ who loves us, so that He can lovingly guide us in this challenging time. 

I purchased a box for her!  No because I think she needs a reminder to Hang On Pray Everyday, but because she remind me of that.  That God does have a plan for me, I just need to be patient and wait for him to reveal it to me.  She opened a door for me of friendship and she was a friend to me when I so dearly needed one.
I was honored to give her this gift and to express just how much her inviting me to be part of her group of ladies meant to me.
Hope In a Box left me not just tell her but show her.
This photo just shows a few of the items you can purchase!!  They have blankets and so much more!

My God is good.  He is always there for us.  I pray every night now, I actually pray all day long for every little thing.  If you read this post and think, no God and I will never have that relationship.  I was you!  I was stuck in that scary place of feeling like I couldnt connect with him.  Pray reach out, he will always be there for you!
H.O.P.E.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Picnic Season is Upon us!!

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own.
My boys and I love to go on picnics when it gets warm outside!  There is nothing like packing up a basket, walking to our favorite spot and just enjoying each others company.

To make a Picnic perfect you of course need a few essentials:

Blanket to sit on
Pillow to lay back on and watch the clouds
a kite or ball to play with when you are done eating
Or a good book if you are an adult
Food
Camera
and a large basket to store it all

That is it!  Stuff you already have in your home!!  It makes for a super fun day out with your kiddos and packing up the basket is just as much fun as the actually picnic.   After we eat we always play a game of kick ball, watch the clouds, fly a kite if it is windy or sometimes I just read a book to them.  A few times now we took our puppy Loki with us and the kids have a blast tossing the Frisbee for him.  And of course we all take turns using the camera taking photos of the things we want to remember. 

If you are looking for snack ideas keep it simple.  We take a sandwich for everyone.  Some fruit, cookies, crackers, cut up cheese and puppy treats for Loki.
As for drinks I normally bottle up some of my favorite tea or if it is a little cooler I take a thermos of hot chocolate.  The kiddos on the other hand love their Juicy Juice Teasers

 Juicy Juice Teasers

offers older kids the beverage variety they are looking for in a lower-sugar, refreshing beverage that tastes delicious. Like all Juicy Juice beverages, Juicy Juice Teasers contains no high fructose corn syrup, no cane sugar, and no artificial sweeteners


Spending time with your kiddos doesn't need to cost a lot.  A simply lunch outdoors can put a smile on both kiddos and adults faces :)