Thursday, September 29, 2016

Debbie Meyer

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
Make holiday clean up a breeze with the Debbie Meyer.  If you are like me the last thing you want to be doing on the holidays is cleaning dishes as everyone else enjoys themselves!

I want in on the fun too.  No I don't have a magic wand to suddenly make your dirty dishes be gone, but I do have a solution to make it slightly easier

Debbie Meyers over and crockpot bags!  You simply place them inside and instead of having your mess be on the bottom of your pot or pan it goes into this bag.
When you are done cooking your just remove it and toss it!

The bag keeps the natural juice flowing into the food instead of sticking to the bottom of the pan.  And the bags are very durable!  I am yet to have one rip on me

And this is just the start of all the great items they offer!  You can also get these super cute cake cutter, that gives you a perfect piece every-time

To learn more and see the other great products offered by Debbie Meyer please check out my link below:
Debbie Meyer 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fruit of the Loom

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.
5 am that is the time my family has to get up every weekday.  The reason being I have to go to work and before I go I need to get both of my boys ready for school.  Have you seen a 5 and 8 year old at 5am?  It isn't pretty there is crying, yelling and falling asleep in random places.  And before someone gets on their high horse, yes we do go to bed at 8pm.  They are getting enough sleep, but when they wake up before the sun they are not happy campers.

I learn getting stuff ready the night before makes the mornings easier.  Also if I get them clothing they like to wear it makes fighting to get them dress a thing of the past.  And I mean everything needs to be comfortable right down to the underwear.
Thanks to Fruit of the Loom though that is something I never need to worry about.  Plus with their bonus packs I get more for my money!!

While underwear can often be the underdog of the school supply list, Fruit of the Loom has kids covered – literally! With a variety of comfortable styles, sizes and designs, as well as three additional undies in each bonus pack, parents can easily and affordably make sure everyone in their family starts their first day with a good foundation.

With all the styles every kiddo (Or adult, heck I rock the Fruit of the Loom) is sure to find a pair they love

Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar

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I have been using Dove for as long as I can remember.  It makes my skin feel soft, healthy and clean!  What more could I want for my soap?  Did I say soap?  Silly me Dove Beauty Bars go above and beyond the title of soap

Their all new Dry Oil bar is no exception to that

Infused with Moroccan Argan Oil, the Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar is formulated to address one of women’s biggest skin concerns – dry skin. Dove research showed us that 98% of women feel more confident when their skin is moisturized, and with ¼ moisturizing cream and Moroccan Argan Oil, the Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar cleanses and cares for dry skin leaving it soft and smooth. The Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar was also recently named the Best Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin by Allure magazine.

Fall Beauty Essentials

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Dry skin season is upon us which means I have to put a little extra effort into my beauty routine.
Which is fine, but if I am going above and beyond I want my beauty products to be doing the same!  That is why I compiled a list of a few products that make looking good easier then ever before

fango ESSENZIALI, a brand new curated collection of mud and sheet masks which incorporate powerful ingredients made to “Wow” your skin. These masks deliver full results in as little as 5 minutes. All are created to MOISTURIZE, PURIFY, CALM or ENERGIZE the skin.

Holistic, full-scale mineral makeup line with fashion-driven color collections and new natural skin care and supplement offerings. Developed with quality minerals and skin care ingredients that are good for your skin and create a healthy, radiant glow.
·         Retractable Brow Pencils Longwearing, waterproof formula which expertly fills and defines brows with an ultra-fine 1.7 mm retractable precision tip to create precise hair-like strokes.

All-encompassing lifestyle brand with clean nutrition, botanically-based skin care, hair care, cosmetic and baby SKUs. Naturopaths and doctors are available for interviews as well.

Bragging Rights:
·         Arbonne’s personal care and nutrition formulas are vegan certified, gluten free and adhere to a strict Purity and Safety Ingredient Policy.

What’s New/Story Ideas:
·         The RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen formula targets skin elasticity for a firmer, more lifted appearance, and protects with a mineral physical sunscreen that provides UVA/UVB protection.

HorrorPack Anniversary event

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My little sister has been living in her house for 1 year.  Now there is a few things that have taken her a bit of time to get use to.  Paying bills, cleaning up after herself, new neighbors and not having unlimited access to my moms horror film collection.  My mom is a bit addicted and has horror films that most people never even heard of!  
My sister though own 2 of her own when she moves out.  Chucky and Scream.  Not the best start to a horror movie collection!  That is okay though because thanks to HorrorPack she can slowly build her collection without breaking the bank

I really am I wanted to tell you about the HorrorPack Movie Subscription Service.  Each month they deliver a package of scary movies right to your door! 
This is the perfect way to expand your horror film collection.  
Each month will have 4 movies.  Their plan starts at 19.99 which is a great price for 4 DVDs

Each film is carefully selected to make sure you get a great value for your money.
I personally was sent the August BluRay pack it had
To learn more please see my link below:

And they are currently celebrating their anniversary!  What does that mean for you?
Well their October package will contain a limited edition DVD

Vintage TV viewing with Gumby

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When I was very little there was 3 cartoons my pappy would watch with me.  The Pink Panther, Betty Boop and Gumby.  According to my pappy they were the way cartons were suppose to be.  And I love them!!   As a mom it is so hard to find those three cartoons to share with my boys, but thanks to NCircle it is now possible to at least share one of them with my kids

Here come Gumby and Pokey in this wild, wacky and inventive collection of late 60's episodes! Have fun with 40 clay-animated shows, fully re-mastered from their original camera rolls and soundtracks. All of the episodes featuring Nopey, the dog who only says "no", are in this set. Also appearing are Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, Dr. Zveegee, the Moon Boggles, and other characters who Gumby and Pokey have creative, fun adventures with. These cleverly written stories engage both children and adults with enduring themes that captivate today's audiences as they did when first released. Special features in this terrific set include the art film "The Clay Peacock", a special behind the scenes photo gallery, the re-mastered "Have a Heart" animated theme song as well as a never before seen Gumby song, and super fun clay animated bumpers. 

Not only that, but you also get to super cute bendable and posable block heads :)
If you get a chance click my link below and go check out this set for yourself!  And see all the other great titles offered by NCircle

Winning Moves Games

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Winning Moves is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since their first year of operation in 1995, they have formed a close relationship with one of the world's largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. 
As a result, many beloved Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games are now made exclusively by Winning Moves! 

 A few are their games are Pass The Pigs, PayDay, Rubik's Cube, Scattergories Categories, Rack-O, No Stress Chess, and hot new sellers like The Rubik's Void Puzzle, Classic Twister, Aggravation and Touring. Additionally, many timeless classics like Pit, Classic Monopoly, Classic Clue, Parcheesi Royal Edition, and Classic Yahtzee are now exclusively made by Winning Moves Games.
And these are just a few!
They are always striving to bring you new family friendly games.

 And what would be more classic then Candy Land.  I played this game as a child, check my dad played this game as a child
 Winning moves games offers a vintage looking edition with all the original graphics

 To learn more and see all the great games winning games offers please click my link below

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Disney The Lion Guard Unleash the Power

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.
Sometimes we just want to pretend life is all good.  You know look the other way when something goes wrong.  Pretend you didn't hear something mean, someone said about you.
This works in theory.  And then sometimes something so bad happens that you just can't help, but scream in cry.  That moment came for me when Scar killed Simba's dad.
I know, I know giggle if you must.  But that and Bambi's mom dieing were traumatizing for me!! 

The Lion King (and Bambi) did both have good endings though and it just reconfirmed in me that bad stuff does happy, but if we work though it it can get better.

When I seen that Disney Junior was doing a new show and my favorite Lion King characters were going to be in it I just knew I had to watch!
Alone, every hero has his or her own special talent.  But when champions work together the results are "Un-Bunga-lievable!"
Defend the Pride land with Kion and his courageous team in Disney's breathtaking adventures series based on the legacy of The Lion King.  You'll run like the wind, move mountains and save the day with the five brave friends.
I love that this misfit band of heroes come together to do so pretty amazing things!
The giggles just keep coming with this fun for the whole family show!  Plus it reinforces the power of teamwork and friendship 

And the best news??  You can own it right now!!!  The release date was yesterday so you can go to the store right now and start to enjoy this family friendly show right now with your kiddos 

a one man cleaning sensation!

I was provided a coupon to purchase this product and provide my honest feedback.

From 2007 until June of 2016 I was a stay at home mom. That meant I could clean up a mess the moment it happened and when you came into my house unless you saw my pups you would never know I have 3 of them.

I was that good about staying up on the vacuuming. It was a pain though and I would have to bust out the vacuum at least 3 times a day just to stay up on it.

Now I am working and I am lucky if I get to vacuum once a day. And I feel like those pet hairs are taunting me because they are just EVERY where!! Not to mention those rainy weeks when I just have muddy paw print after muddy paw print!!
I needed help and it came in the form of a bObsweep!
I swear the day he arrived I felt like singing "let me tell you about my best friend!!"

Bob does it all! He sweeps and mops and all I have to do is empty his dust bin when it is full.
When he arrived I had to let him get a full charge. That was okay though it just gave me time to read all the instructions. And those were pretty easy. For the physical set up all I had to do was attach one side brush and the screw and screwdriver was provide for me to do so.
The rest was just button pushing and making bOb get on a cleaning schedule. I love that there is so many choices so I can pick when bOb cleans how how he cleans.
For example I can choose for him to clean as many days of the week as I want.. I can also choose what time of the day he starts to clean.
Let me be the first to tell you do not watch bOb clean. Sometimes he just seems to hang out in one area. It drives me nuts!! I tend to want to push him to you do other things, but he just wants to fixate on this one area. I was worried for nothing though because after several minutes bOb did move on and began to clean the rest of the house. My bOb doesn't seem able to handle area rugs. I am not sure why, I do have a "shagger" rug so I not sure if maybe it is just to thick for him. Also there is one treshhold in my house he cannot seem to get over. It is fine though there is 2 ways to get into that room and after awhile bOb does seem to make his way to the other one.
I love the fact he knows when he needs to charge and takes himself back to his station. Also he gives himself more then enough time to get there. I am yet to find bOb dead in the middle of the floor (that sentence seems so wrong lol) If you have a lot of clutter in your home I don't think you will like bOb very much. He does get stuck in certain areas once in awhile and if you have a lot going on I could see him getting stuck quite often.
I get up for work at 5am and don't get home until 5pm. I need to make dinner, help my boys with their homework and take my boys to their sporting stuff all before 8pm. At 8pm I need to do dishes, a load of wash and spend time with those 3 pups. I just don't have the time I use to and even though vacuum would only take me an hour it is an hour I just don't have any more. bOb has saved the day in so many ways. Now instead of using my precious time cleaning I get to spend more time with my family and doing stuff that makes me happy
After the first use I was a bit embarrassed by just how much bOb got off my floors!! Who knew I had that much dirt around my house
A few suggestions for anyone considering bOb. Make sure you have a clear area to place his charging station. It makes it easier for him to find.
Set his cleaning for a time when you aren't home or maybe doing something else. He isn't very quite and as I said sometimes it can get frustrating if you watch him clean
clean up any mess on the floor before you use him. A stray toy or pillow ect

I really do love my bOb and even though I need to clean my rug and near that one thresh hold still, he frees up so much of my time!! This over busy mama just can't believe she wanted so long to invite bOb into her home :)

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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Mane Choice Haircare

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.
Let me tell you about the bane of my existence.... My hair! 
I have thick, wavy, uncontrollable hair.

And several weeks ago I had super long thick hair.  It would take me almost an hours to blow dry it and be the end of it my arms would be tired for trying to get it all dried.

So I thought how about we get 7 inches cut off.  Yeah that will be perfect!!  7 inches later my hair was to just below my chin.  Happy I left the salon with a big ole smile.  HA I showed you hair, now that their is less of you I wont have to spend so much time getting you under control.  Wrong....  I guess my long locks helped to weigh my hair down, so now I may be able to blow it a lot quicker.  But styling has turned into a real nightmare.

Long or short, my hair is just a pain.  At least there is a few beauty products that make my hair someone managable.

One of those being The Mane Choice a line of premium products to help nourish, grow and retain hair. This scientifically advanced product line was created by a Physician and Registered Nurse duo (who are also husband and wife!) to offer solutions to common hair problems.

Here are a few of the products they offer
1.       Easy On The CURLS Detangling Hydration Shampoo ($12.99)
A revolutionary product for curly hair. No more dreading wash days, as this advanced shampoo cuts wash time in half by eliminating knots and tangles. Infused with Biotin and Vitamin E to nourish, grow and hydrate hair, leaving it feeling soft and shiny, while eliminating the dry and stripped feeling

2. Soft As Can Be Revitalize & Refresh 3-in-1 Co-Wash, Leave In, Detangler ($13.99)
A 3-in-1 conditioner formulated to revitalize and refresh the hair instantly. Acting as a 3-in-1 product, it can be used to condition after shampooing, and also act as a leave-in conditioner and detangler. Adds shine, softness and manageability and stops breakage during the detangling process. Leaves hair softer and more elastic.

2.       Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restore Mask Treatment ($17.99)
A healthy hair essential. Formulated to penetrate the hair shaft and infuse it with high-quality vitamins and nutrients to transform hair into its healthiest state. Enriched with biotin, green tea, and carrot oil, this product will immediately begin to repair and restore dry and damaged strands.

3.       Manetabolism Plus Vitamins ($25.99)
A daily complete dietary supplement formulated to grow hair longer, thicker, faster and healthier, while also acting as a multivitamin to aid in overall nutrition. Manetabolism Plus works to nourish hair follicles, prevent hair loss, remove scalp toxins and speed up hair growth with zinc, niacin, folic acid and a biotin dose of 5000 mcg. Ingredients also stimulate the circulation on the scalp and have the ability to rejuvenate dead, inactive and slow growing follicles.

Star Wars R2D2 Rechargeable Mini Speaker by eKids

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The Simply Me guide wants to help make Christmas shopping a bit easier this year.  So over the next few weeks I will be offering tips and gift ideas!  Keep checking back to see all the fun stuff that will be added

The 2016 Simply Me Blog Gift Guide

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just the like one I use to know......
Fingers crossed I got the right words there!!  I am pretty famous for making up my own words during songs.
White Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays songs.  I could listen to it over and over again and it doesn't really feel like the holidays until I at least heard it once.

And I don't want to make anyone jealous, but I so got to hear my favorite holiday song on my all new R2D2 speaker.
Yes that is right awesome Star Wars dude, meet bestest Christmas song ever lol!

I love the sound quality of this little speaker and the fact it holds a charge for so long!!!  I had it playing all night after the first full charge and I was impressed it stayed charged for a very long time.  
The sound as I mentioned is awesome and very crisp.  There was no muffledness.  My hubby has been taking it work and putting it on his fork lift (attached to his phone)  and he told me this the first time ever he can hear his music over the forklift motor!

His phone is only 1 of the many ways he can use it.  You can set it up with a pc, psp,ipod, laptop or even your ps4!!  There is most likely other places as well, but these are the few I was able to try it on :)

 Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers hassle-free use. Connect any audio device via the line-in jack to enjoy high-quality sound. Compact design saves space.

 WHAT'S INCLUDED 2-in-1 USB charging/3.5mm audio cable 
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Star Wars R2D2 Rechargeable Mini Speaker by eKids

Molly Rue Candles

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The Simply Me guide wants to help make Christmas shopping a bit easier this year.  So over the next few weeks I will be offering tips and gift ideas!  Keep checking back to see all the fun stuff that will be added

The 2016 Simply Me Blog Gift Guide

I just hate when I spend a lot of money on candles and after lighting them a few times they loose their scent!!
Or you get ones that last forever, but have no scent
  When I spend that kind of money on a candle I want two things
1) Smells good for multiply times
2)  Last longer then 2 times
Nope thanks to the lovely company Molly Rue I can have the best of both worlds 
A candle that smells good and lasts a long time.
Molly Rue scented soy candles are hand poured and made from 100% all natural soy wax. This means they are clean burning and long lasting. 

And this is just the start.  Their candles have an eloquent scent.  

My favorite candle is called Lovely and it is quite frankly that!  It has sweet and dark tones that come together to make a beautiful aroma!  This one I tend to light when I am getting a bath the subtle lavender undertones are perfect for relaxing.

Another scent I was sent is peppermint and eucalyptus.  Now you may not know this about me, but I am an essential oil mad scientist.  Well okay maybe not, but I do love to mix scents together for their health benefits.  Peppermint and Eucalyptus are my top two for clearing up a cold!  The crisp peppermint help to open up my sinuses and the eucalyptus keeps them open.  This candle has all those same benefits and since it is all natural soy I don't need to worry about breathing in all that other yucky stuff that is normally in candles!

Mediterranean fig was not my favorite.  And not because it doesn't smell good, but because it has a hint of green apple in the scent.  Watermelon and Green apple are two scents I hate!!  SO even though it wasn't a scent for me everyone else who smelled it did love it!!  I actually had my sister and mom  have a rock, paper, scissors shoot show down for it!!  

Oatmeal milk & honey my just be my favorite.  Every time I light or even just smell the tin an instant calming feeling calms over me.  It reminds me of the smell that use to come from my nanny's kitchen during the holidays :).  This one is very smooth with just the right amount of sweetness 

Last but not least was fig and rhubarg.  Normally I don't like overly sweet smelling candles, but this one I LOVE I think the dash of tartness made it blend really well!  I light this one when I am feeling a bit down the tart meets sweet smells is like an instant energy booster!!

All the candles are high quality and I have light a few of them several times and there is still so much wax left!!  A candle that smells good and lasts a long time???  Yup I was right it is the best of both worlds :)

To learn more and see all the great scents they offer check out my link below:
Molly Rue Soy Candles

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Unlock your imagination with Mickey, Minnie and 25 of their Disney friends at Disney Live!Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

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As a little girl I remember each year my grandparents would take us to a show in Hershey.  One year they would take the boys and the next year it would be the girls.  It was magical and I use to get so excited when it was the girls turn to go.
Now that I am a mom I get to see that same magical look on my boys and hear the same excitement in their voices.  The past few years we have been going to see Disney Live! shows and each time my kiddos get so pumped!  It is all I hear about several weeks before the show.  Not only that, but we always dress up.  My boys want to look fancy for the show :)
This year may just be the best yet with Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

I hope you will consider joining me!
When: October 22, 2016
Times: 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Where: Hershey Theatre
Prices: $15, $25, $40, VIP $55
Purchase: or, Hershey Theatre Box Office, 800-745- 3000
Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney
Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of
Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the
knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy
Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular
stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special
appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might
join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking
your imagination.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lisa Bevere Without Rival

Disclaimer:  I was provided this book for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
One of my all time favorite Sunday School class sessions was when we worked through the book The Bait of Satan by John Bevere.  I loved his insight and the fact he made simple things simple again!  As people we tend to twist and turn things for our own motives, John Bevere got very real and very honest in his book.

I am not here today though to talk about John Bevere, but instead Lisa Bevere and here amazing book Without Rival.  Just like John's book hers is very insightful and open.

Do you struggle with comparisons and competition? There’s a reason you do. An enemy is assaulting your mind, will and emotions in hopes that you’ll turn on yourself and others. In this day of challenge and opportunity, women have been the victims of constant comparison and rivalry. It has robbed the church of the feminine voice and contribution that would make her strong. 

In Without Rival, Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God’s love conquers these struggles. You’ll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make deep connections with your Creator instead—connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. In addition, Lisa uses humor and passion to explain how to:

Embrace the fact that God loves us uniquely rather than equally

Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of
Realize their undisputed calling
Reconnect to their divine identity
Dismantle the rivalries that keep us from God's fullness
Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived and gullible
Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life

I LOVE this book!  As a woman I do compare myself to others non stop.  I am not saying men don't do, but I really feel us women do it more.  I compare my looks, my car, my home, my job, my motherhood, my clothing, ect!!!  I even go as far as getting jealous when someone else gets a new vacuum cleaner.  That leads me to go out and try to outdo my fellow Christian sisters.  Instead of feeling joy for them the enemy has me feeling envy.  He takes what could have been a joyous moment and twists it.
But he has been doing this from the start hasn't he?  All the way back in the Garden of Eden when he convinced Eve God had something she didn't?
In Lisa Bevere's book she refers to women as Lioness and focuses on our strength.  And on page 178 she cut right to the chase.
"Lisa, do you want to look fruitful or be fruitful?"
Sadly we live in a generation of wanting to look fruitful.  A generation of short cuts and shallow intentions.  Lisa's book challenges us to dig a little deeper.  To be real and stop trying to deceive ourselves and the world.

Let me tell you about my Best Friend #woofyeah

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I know I have hinted in the past that I am a dog person.  I normally don't let you know the full extent of it, but lets just put it this way.....  If my hubby and my Lokdawg were both hanging off a cliff and I only had enough time to save one......  Yeah hopefully my hubby would learn to fly lol
To far?  I am sorry, but my Loki is my heart.  Over the weekend I told my hubby Loki may just be my soul mate, at which point in time my hubby told me have the (badword) dog get you lunch then......
I was only teasing my hubby, but Loki really is my best bud.
That is why I only give him the best.  
And Pup-Peroni's new Filet Mignon & Bacon flavors dog treats are just that!!  The very best for my very best
As you can see Loki doesn't mind helping himself!  My best friend deserves only the best though :)

What about your best fried?  I would love to hear your story?

Speaking of my best friend let me tell you our story...
 I do have 3 dogs in my house.  My hubby has his beagle Emma, my kiddos have Rufus and I have Loki.  In 2014 my Lucy passed away and it broke me as a person.  I had to go on medication and for lack of words I will just repeat, her death broke me.  In October of 2015 my friend's dog had puppies.  I agreed to go look...  But that was all.  My family could see I was depressed and kept trying to have me get a puppy.  It felt like a betrayal to Lucy's memory.  It felt like I was saying good bye.

 What was suppose to be me looking turned into me going back each week to see how big they got.  And the little lab mix puppy with the white back toes stole my heart.
This is my sweet Loki at only 6 weeks old.  I wasn't able to take him home at this time, but I did get to see him every single Sunday.
Moment before this photo was taken Loki had crawled into my lap and gave me a kiss!  My little furry angel started to mend my broke heart that night

With a slightly broken heart I brought him home  in December and the tiny white toe puppy just kept stealing and healing my broken heart.
I started to laugh and smile again

A tiny part of me I thought died with my Lucy girl returned.  And this little white toe puppy gave me hope that it was going to be okay.  And when the one year anniversary of Lucy's death came December 23 I held my Loki and cried.  It broke my heart that this little puppy would never get to know Lucy.  And even though my little fury ball had no clue what I was talking about I told him all about Lucy.  

Life got better over the next few months.  And my Loki just blended right into our little family. 

He didn't stay little long though

And now he quite dominates our house!  You see as a puppy it was cute to let him sleep on my shoulder and cuddle with me in bed.  As an adult he is quite the pillow hog lol
This is him pushing my head off our couch pillow

This is him I must assume keeping my ears warm as I sleep

Again us sharing a pillow...  And blanket and I am pretty sure air.  I don't understand how we fall asleep at least 3 feet apart and yet I wake up each morning with him all but on top of me!!!

LOL he has no boundaries!!!

And yes I finally just gave up and left him have the big comfy bed pillow!!
He is my best friend after all.  After months of having my Loki with me I am no longer on anxiety medication.  And even though I will always miss my Lucy, Loki has really helped to heal my heart.  
His silliness makes me laugh

NO matter what it is we are doing he brings a sense of peace to my life.  So many other people demand stuff from me.  Constantly need me to do something for them.  Not my Loki though, all he wants is my time and love.  And he gives it back to 100X more

He brings joy to my heart and a smile to my face.  My best friend gets only the best, because he is the best.
The little white toe puppy stole my heart last October and has been keeping it safe all this time
(You can see his white toe on his back foot in this photo)

I know God sends angels to us to help us along in this life.  Your angles may have wings and halos, but mine has fur, a tail and little white toe 

The Moodsters

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.
Mom I am very mad right now.  Mom I am scared, mom I am sad....  Mom I am so happy!!
Being a mom has taught me many things and listening to my boys when they tell me how they feel is the most important thing I ever learned.  Sometimes they don't tell me and I have to watch for signs.  For examples Brandon Jr pulls up his shirt and starts to chew on the collar when he is nervous.  Quinn starts to bounce around when he get annoyed.  And they both get blank looks on their face when their feelings are hurt.  Sometimes they try to hide their feelings, but as their mama I try to explain it is okay to feel these things.  No one needs to be happy all the time.
This is why I love the Moodsters The Moodsters, a first-of-its-kind brand of emotional intelligence (EQ) offerings and educational toys and books, has just launched a new extension to its current lineup nationwide on Through engaging characters, stories and toys, The Moodsters teaches children a vocabulary for their feelings and helps them understand and manage their emotions. Continuing to teach young children simple strategies to build social and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and deal with their emotions, just in time for the new school year, The Moodsters are expanding their product line with two new products: The Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayon Set and The Moodsters Plush Characters and Sticker Activity Book.

The Moodsters Feelings Notebook and Feelings Crayon Set is a new creative tool to help kids express what they are feeling. This fun product includes:
  • Five jumbo feelings crayons, one representing each emotion,
  • A 50-sheet Feelings Notebook for kids to draw and color their feelings
The Moodsters Plush Characters and Sticker Activity Books are based on the five lovable Moodsters detectives - Coz, Lolly, Quigly, Razzy, and Snorf - that each personify an emotion that all children experience in their everyday lives including happiness, anger, love, sadness and fear. Additional details include:
  • Each plush character features sayings specific to the emotions they represent
  • Comes with a fun and educational activity book to learn about each feeling