Friday, August 31, 2012







No more pencils, no more books! It’s the last day of class at Acme Looniversity and the Tiny Toons gang is ready for some summer hi-jinks and fun. Babs and Buster Bunny’s water pistol fight gets a little out of control and turns into a wild and exciting white-water rafting trip. Plucky Duck and Hampton Pig share the most impossibly awful road trip imaginable on their way to HappyWorldLand. Elmyra Duff becomes irritable after losing her cat and wanders off on her own in a wild animal park in search of “cute little kitties to hug and squeeze.” In the meantime, Fifi Le Fume meets film actor Johnny Pew who turns out to be a “skunknophobic” nightmare. It’s a loony summer vacation our Tiny Toons pals won’t soon forget!

I grew up watching Tiny Toons and loved the show especially Babs the Bunny.  My son watched the show when he was younger, but my daughters had not really ever watched it.  So I was so excited to get to share Tiny Toons with all of them.  Of course I was right my daughters loved Babs too and my whole family spent the Movie Night laughing out loud.

The greatest thing about this dvd is that it has comedy and dialogue for all ages.  It is also really great for those who love the Looney Tunes since the kids are all related to the originals.  So this makes it a must have dvd to add to any family's collection and the dvd is available now where dvds are sold and online at for $ 13.85.  So be sure to grab a copy today for your whole family.
* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


So today is a big day for me.  I am turning 30 on 30!  Now I know 30 is not as big of a milestone as 40, but it still is a big deal to me.  My young 20s are gone and now I am heading what seems to be at the speed of light towards my 40s.  Now I am aware that I am not truly old but I still consider 30 to be a milestone. 

I mean 40 is not even really old nowadays.  Thank goodness since it is appears to be approaching me quickly.  I think the hardest part of turning 30 is the goals that I had planned to have completed by this age.  I mean I was supposed to be a college graduate by now with a fancy degree, but I am just half way there.  I was supposed to be happily married with at least 2 kids which is almost completely true.  I am happily engaged with 3 children. 

Of course I am thankful for what I do have and realize that it has been some amazing and trying 30 years to say the least.  With that all said , I know God has been working on me the whole time to make me who I am today.  And well, I have to say I have had some amazing moments in my first 30 years.  I experienced the miracle of birth 3 times myself and 2 times with my sister.  I also had to experience miscarriages twice ( an experience I will never forget).  I survived a divorce and  I finally meet a man who loves me - flaws and all. I have gained and lost friends along the way.  Realized who my true friends were and vowed to never lose touch with them.  I have had friends and family members leave this Earth all to soon , but have never forgotten their memories. 

So many memories ( both good and bad ) for so many years and although some were not my favorite.  I cherish each one for making me who I am today.  A 30 year old woman ready to embrace her 30 s and make them better than her 20s .  SO here's to the next 30 years ...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012


When I was growing up as a tween and teen, I had several devotional books that I read daily.  I loved my devotional books and I have always wanted my daughters ( and my son, too . ) to enjoy devotionals like I did.  Unfortunately all my devotional books are still too old for them.  Luckily for me, VeggieTales has come out with a great bedtime devotional book that is perfect for my young daughters.


365 daily prayers moms and dads can read with their girls. Bedtime is the perfect time to talk with your child about God. 365 Bedtime Devotions for Girls gives you prayers, important ideas and scripture to share together. Send your child off to dreamland with God's thoughts and blessings.

 The 365 Bedtime Devos for Girls from VeggieTales is perfect for my daughters.  Each day features a verse from the Bible and includes a brief description about the message of the verse.  It also includes a tip or quote and a day-starter prayer for each day. 

The really great thing about the book is that it makes it easy for my daughters to follow and understand the meaning of the message.  My daughters love the book and all its messages and look forward to the new one each night.

I really love sharing these moments with my daughters and really want them to grow up reading and enjoying devotionals like I did.  I think this book is perfect for all little girls and also it is great for the parents too.

The book is available in book stores and also online at VeggieTales for $6.99.  So get one for the little girl in your life today!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

2nd ANNUAL BOOT RIDE & RALLY EVENT featuring SONS OF ANARCHY SEASON 4 on blu-ray this week

Now I am a huge fan of Sons of Anarchy and so is my fiancee.  We love the show and it is definitely one of the shows I miss alot since we downsized to no satellite and just regular tv.  Luckily I can watch it online and also old episodes through Netflix and of course on dvd.  August 28th was the official release date of Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy on blu-ray and I am so excited to see what happened this past season.

Recently the members of the cast participated in the 2nd Annual Boot Ride and Rally.  Below are some pictures from the event and also some more information of the event and it great cause...

· On Aug. 26, FX’s Sons of Anarchy cast led the morning motorcycle charity ride with 450 riders/300 passengers following behind as they traveled from Route 66 Classic Grill in Santa Clarita to Happy Endings bar in Hollywood
· Proceeds from the ride and rally tickets purchased as well as on-site merchandise benefits The Boot Campaign, which looks to raise funds for military personnel returning home from combat
· All ride and rally tickets were completely sold out by the Thursday prior to the event as the venue was already sold to complete capacity (1,400 rally attendees) – a huge leap from last year’s inaugural event
· The event celebrated Sons of Anarchy Season 4 on Blu-ray & DVD with a giant DVD promotional stand prominently placed on the red carpet and press line and the riders/passengers received the Blu-ray in their VIP rider packs
· After the ride and the VIP meet and greet, the cast of Sons of Anarchy walked the red carpet chatting with press and posing for photos for promotions and fans alike. Those in attendance included, Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi, Charlie Hunnam, Kim Coates, Kurt Yeager, William Lucking, Ryan Hurst, Winter Avezoli, Chris Reed, Dayton Callie, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Maggie Siff, Chris Browning, Emilio Rivera, Michael Ornstein, and more.
· Additional red carpet appearances were made by After party will feature a live performance by hit artists, Blackberry Smoke Leeann Tweeden (Fox Sports); Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch including Matt Bradley, Edgar Hansen, Mike Fourtner, Scott Hillstrand and Sig Hansen; Blackberry Smoke
· After red carpet arrivals, Boot Ride and Rally event ambassadors Theo Rossi and Kim Coates introduced the party portion and announced performing band Blackberry Smoke who played hits from its new album The Whippoorwill

Be sure to grab a copy of the latest season ( Season 4 ) of Sons of Anarchy on blu-ray and dvd.

Monday, August 27, 2012


It’s back to school time which means car pools, soccer practice, recitals and maybe a little time for mom thrown in for good measure. Having an on-the-go lifestyle can be challenging to say the least and Milk Unleashed is here to help!

With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out! You can take it anywhere at anytime! Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunchbox, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag!


  • On-The-Go Games and Tips! Even cruising down the freeway can be an adventure! With these fun games and tips you can have some family time even when you are out on the road!
  • On-The-Go Snacks! Have you ever wanted to try the world’s best smoothie? Well Milk Unleashed is here to make all your dreams come true! Find out the best snacks to grab that will make your next outing even more thrilling!
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  • I also have some really great news - GIVEAWAY!  One lucky reader will win a variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from: Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley andwill have a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk!  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below.


    *I will receive the same prize pack like the one I am giving away.  All opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

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    Friday, August 24, 2012


    I just wanted to give you a small update about my absence recently from my blog.  I have not been feeling well and have been staying in bed as much as possible and resting.  I am finally starting to feel better and will be back full steam next week.  I will be sharing some reviews and giveaways in the next few days so be sure to keep your eyes open!

    Also I am sorry for the absence and have missed blogging.  So be ready for tons of posts and reviews.

    Friday, August 17, 2012


    Now most of my house is carpeted and when we moved in, we had planned to rent a carpet cleaner.  Of course we were unable to cause of time and money.  So since we have been here, we have vacuumed the carpets and used deodorizers and carpet cleaning products.  Some of the old stains were not removed with these products unfortunately. 

    So when I was offered the opportunity to review the Hoover Max Extract 60 cleaner, I squealed in delight.  This was my opportunity to get my carpets cleaned!

    This MaxExtract® deep cleaner is designed to thoroughly clean carpets and rugs.
    This easy-to-use machine removes water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning, and has heated drying for a fast dry time. Features a double chamber nozzle to power wash surfaces with even suction across a wide path, while the automatic detergent system provides the right ratio of detergent and water for the best cleaning results. Patented Hoover® SpinScrub® brushes gently loosen dirt and clean all sides of carpet and upholstery fibers, with an adjustable speed control for various floor surfaces, including a Spill Pick-Up mode so you don't scrub in spills.
    • MaxExtract® DualV® Nozzle Technology - we're pulling up a lot of dirty water so your floors dry fast and you'll be back to living on those deep-cleaned floors quickly.
    • Pressurized Edge-to-Edge Cleaning - a wall of pressurized water that loosens and lifts stubborn stains with constant and relentless spray.
    • SpinScrub® 60 - counter-rotating brushes engineered to surround carpet fibers, removing dirt at every angle. It's like treating your carpet to a deep, massaging salon shampoo.
    • Heated Cleaning - powerful motor with forced heated air to help speed dry time.
    • Auto Conversion Tools - conveniently positioned where they should be - right at your fingertips.
    • SmartTanks™ System - separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually!
    • 16 oz Bottle of 2X CleanPlus™ Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer
    • 9' Clear Active Hose
    • Upholstery Tool

    I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I looked on my front porch and saw my new Hoover.  Then I got worried that it would be hard to put together.  I mean look at it, it looks like it has a ton of pieces and possibly a lot of tricky instructions.  Well, I was in for a huge surprise!  It was so simple to put together and I had it together in under five minutes ( part of that time was looking for my screwdriver to put the handle on with). 

    SO since all my kids started school this year, I knew during the day would be the perrfect time to try it out.  On their first day back, I loaded up the tank with hot water and filled up the soap dispenser which is super easy since it has fill lines on the tank.  Then I plugged it in and began on my hallway which I thought would not be too bad.  The machine is simple to push.  Yes, the machine is kinda bulky but it is a deep cleaner after all so that is to be expected in my opinion.  The trigger to release the cleaner is easy to use.  After a few minutes of going back and forth slowly alternating with dispensing cleaner and picking up the dirty water, I was done. 

    I was amazed at how dry the carpet was.  Now the carpet was not completely dry but damp.  This is because as the machine is picking up the water, it is also blowing out hot air to aid in drying.  I was so impressed by this.  I mean I have used the commercial cleaners that you rent at local stores and the floors do not get dry til the next day completely.  My hallway carpet was dry in about an hour.  I was so excited.

    Of course the ultimate testimony of the product was the contents of the "dirty" tank.  Here a couple pictures of my end result of just my small hallway...

    Look how nasty that water is.  I was so surprised that there was that much dirt in such a small area.  Apparently my normal vaccum cleaner is not cutting it since the Max Extract 60 picked up a lot of cat hair in the dirty water. 

    I am so pleased with the Max Extract 60 and recommend it to everyone.  Yes,  it is a little pricey ( over $200) but it is worth it since you do not have to rent any of those expensive carpet cleaners or hire professional cleaners.  Definitely worth it to me since it gets the unseen dirt up and also leaves the carpets and house smelling clean and also helps remove stains that I thought could only be removed with new carpet!!!!

    Now the Max Extract is available online at,, and  SO if you have a lot of carpet or high traffic carpet areas, check out this deep cleaner.  You will not be disappointed!

    I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.

    CUTIEPOPS - CHIFFON doll review

    The Cutie Pops are unique, trendy friends, who love to decorate and accessorize everything in their colorful world. These dolls have clothes and accessories that every girl loves from cute hearts, to pretty rainbows, to all kinds of delicious sweets! You can express your own Cutie Pop style with unique style pops that are easy to use and share.

    Each doll comes with different style pops. When you want to change your doll’s outfit, just simply pop out the accessory she has on and mix and match with a new pop. You can switch pops with friends to create all kinds of cute looks. Instead of cutting a Cutie Pop™’s hair, just pop out each side and pop in a new style! You can change the color, the shape, and even the length of your doll’s hairstyle. For the first time ever, your doll can have different color and style hair on each side. Isn’t that super awesome?

    You can create an endless world of delicious “pop” styles and cool looks that can be changed over and over! Each Cutie Pop™ doll includes pop-on style pops, hair pops and Accessor-Eyes to
    Style ‘n Pop, Create ‘n Swap.
    Chiffon with her golden hair and round rosy cheeks absolutely loves playing dress up and changing different hairstyles.


    My daughters saw CutiePops at our local Wal-Mart and fell in love with them.  I have to admit I think they are simply adorable too. 

     Chiffon comes with another set of eyes or should I say eyelids to either mix one with her eyes so you can make it look like she is winking or use both to make her look like she is sleeping or having her eyes closed.  She also comes with other accessories to change the look of her outfit.  She also comes with another set of pigtails which are pink ( shown below).

    My daughters loved that you can change out the accessories on their outfits and also their hair.  I love the fact that the doll gives them a variety of choices to create new looks for just one doll without having to purchase another assortment pack.  Plus if you purchase the other dolls or like me have more than one daughter, you can change out the pieces between each other. 

    There is also 2 other dolls - Candi and Cookie.  They also have pets, assorted packs, and playsets. So be sure to look for them too . I have to tell you I think the pets are so cute and my youngest daughter wants them almost more than the dolls.  You can also change the pets up too.   You can check all these awesome products on their website's catalog.

    Now I am going to give you some words of wisedom...


    The dolls are available at Wal-Mart and Target right now.  You can also keep up to date on all the latest CutiePops news by following them on Twitter, liking them on Facebook, and even following them on Pinterest.  So hurry and grab them up for the Holidays which will be here in no time so GO NOW!

    * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinions are completely honest and completely my own.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012


    Sweet Sara Crewe has everything a little girl could want - a loving family, lots of friends and a closet full of frilly dresses! But when life takes a turn and Sara goes from riches to rags, will she realize that her true worth lies not in what she has, but what's in her heart? Find out in this inspiring new story from VeggieTales, based on the beloved classic story of "A Little Princess" that reminds kids who they are in God's eyes by Frances Hodgson Burnett, that has countless movie and book adaptations.


    I know I have said it before but I LOVE Veggietales.  I always have and always will!  I love the messages and the cute songs and am always excited when they release a new dvd.  So I was excited to hear about The Penniless Princess especially because of the message that a girl is always God's Princess with or without money. 

    My kids really love the movie and like all our other VeggieTales dvd we have watched it more than once.  Of course I do not care because I thoroughly enjoy them.  After the movie I always discuss the message with my children and my three kids picked this one up real quick.  My daughters were cute and proudly announced that they were princesses thanks to God. 

    I think this dvd is great like the other VeggieTales dvds and I recommend it to everyone.  It is perfect for any movie collection.  The dvd is available on for $14.99 so be sure to grab a copy today and share a warm message from the heart with your children.

    * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

    THE LORAX dvd review

    The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!


    Now my kids were super excited when I opened the package containing the dvd of Lorax.  I have to admit I was even excited.  First the colors of the movie were really bright and amazing, and as you may know I simply love cartoons with the really bright vibrant colors.

    My whole family loved this movie and were constantly laughing.  I also let my sister and her family watch the movie since my nephew has been wanting to see the movie for awhile.  They loved it too.  The dvd has been warn out since we received it and I am still enjoying it.  My daughters really love the animals and their antics.

    The dvd also comes with 3 mini movies which my kids loved as well.  I thought they were really cute as well.  This dvd is definitely a great addition to any family's collection.  I highly recommend this dvd to everyone.

    The blu-ray and dvd combo is available in stores now and online at for $ 23.99.  Be sure to grab a copy today and enjoy!

    * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above menioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012


    Gumball, the amusing blue cat with a giant head and his best buddy Darwin, a pet goldfish who sprouted legs, step up the hilarity and hijinks in the second season of Cartoon Network’s comedy series, The Amazing World of Gumball. The BAFTA award-winning series returns with the premiere of its second season August 14 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/ PT). Season one was a critical and audience favorite ranking #1 in its time period with boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research.
    The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extra-ordinary suburban family who just happen to live in an ordinary town. Along with Gumball and Darwin there’s Dad, a 6’4” pink rabbit who stays at home while Mom works in the rainbow factory and Anais, a 4-year-old genius bunny. Gumball faces the trials and tribulations of any 12-year-old; like being chased by a rampaging T-Rex, having a robot steal his identity or dressing as a cheerleader to impress the girl of his dreams.

    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    ALMOND BREEZE review

    Introducing Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend. Our almonds have been carefully blended with real coconut to produce a rich, creamy non-dairy beverage that we are sure you will enjoy. Our new Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend is all natural, dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol and gluten free, contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) and is available in four great tasting flavors.


    Now I have to admit I wondered if I would actually like the NEW Almond Breeze almond milk with Coconut.  Honestly it was not as bad as I was afraid it would be.  It did not have a strong taste or aftertaste.  It did not taste that almondy or coconuty which is good because I do not like the taste of coconut that much.  My fiancee tried it with me and he said it kinda reminded him of store brand milk with not much taste to it. 

    I have heard about cooking with it and am curious to see how a recipe would turn out using it.  I have read that it is good for cooking so I am interested in trying it out.  Now to find a great recipe for it.  They have some really tasty sounding recipes on their website.  I will definitely let you know when I try it out.

    Now you can find a location near you that sells it on their website here.  Also if you can not find a location near you, you can order shelf stable Amond Breeze from their online store.  The new milk with coconut has four flavors including Original , Original Unsweetened, Vanilla, and Vanilla Unsweetened.  I am interested in the Vanilla flavor one so of course be sure to try all four!

    Now I have some exciting news.  I have three coupons for a FREE full size Almond Breeze with coconut so you can finally try it yourself or get a free product of your fav almond milk.  As always be sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below.  And GOOD LUCK!

    Saturday, August 11, 2012


    She's Grace "Twinkle Toes" Hastings, the shining star of this all-new movie! She has a big secret though: she gets terrible stage fright in front of anyone but her fluffy friend Walter. As Grace works to overcome her fears, and makes some super-cool friends at her new school, she discovers that it's OK to go ahead and shine!


    My oldest daughter is a huge fan of the Twinkle Toes shoes from Skechers.  So of course when I heard they had made a movie featuring the twinkling shoes, I knew my daughters especially my oldest would love it.  Now my oldest daughter is also a big dancer so she loved the fact that dancing is in it.  My daughters have watched the movie several times and they simply love it.  They are singin and dancing around to it while it plays!  I love the fact that the movie teaches a great lesson and is great for young ages.

    The dvd is available at Wal-Mart and online at for $ 14.99.  I recommend this dvd for anyone with a little girl especially those who love  Twinkle Toes.  So be sure to grab one today!


    When it’s announced that Twilight Sparkle’s older brother, Shining Armor, is set to marry Princess Celestia’s niece, Cadance, all the ponies in Equestria should be celebrating. But there’s one pony in Ponyville who’s not so thrilled with the news: Twilight Sparkle! Why is the young unicorn so concerned? And will the royal wedding go off without a hitch? Find out in the two-part special, and then join us for the perfect after-party: three more My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episodes which include...

    Hearts and Hooves Day
    Sweet and Elite
    The Best Night Ever


    My daughters love My Little Pony and immediately fell in love with the episodes on this dvd especially Part 2 of the Caterlot Wedding.  They know all the words to the show and the songs by heart.  This dvd also features my favorite My Little Pony episode - Hearts and Hooves Day!  I simply love this episode and so do my girls.  Honestly we joke that Big Mac is my fiancee so this episode is even funnier to us! 

    I recommend this dvd to any My Little Pony fan - young or old!  It is a great addition to any dvd collection and is a must have for any My Little Pony fan.  The dvd is available where dvds are sold and online at for $ 11.99.  So be sure to hurry and grab a copy today!

    * I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012


    LINCOLN focuses on the last four months of the president's life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed. “Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Spielberg says.

    LINCOLN is a DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Participant Media production opening in limited release November 9, expanding November 16, 2012.
    Be sure to "LIKE" LINCOLN on Facebook to stay up to date!

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012


    Back to School has quickly arrived and that means one thing - BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING!  Every year the lists for Back to School supplies gets longer and more detailed.  Luckily for us, companies seem to be offering more coupons here lately.

    I have a couple coupons to share with you.  One is from Board Dudes for a $1.00 off any Board Dudes product over $2.99.  Another coupon is from Write Dudes for $1.00 off any 2 Write Dudes products.

     So be sure to print out these valuable coupons before you head out for Back to School shopping!

    Monday, August 6, 2012


    It is that time of year again- BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!  It seems Summer Break quickly came and went especially for my kiddos who start back tomorrow!  This year is a special year for my family since my oldest is heading to his first year of middle school and my youngest starts Kindergarten.

    Which is why the new app from Elmer's glue is perfect for my family.  It is the 1st Day App.

    As the Official Sponsor of the 1st Day of School, Elmer’s® Products Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office and educational products, is proud to introduce a free photo-sharing mobile app and website created to preserve “1st day” memories. For decades, Elmer’s has played a major role in the back-to-school season and, in celebration of this special time of year, Elmer’s 1st Day app provides an easy way for parents to capture priceless moments as their child grows.

    “Elmer’s 1st Day app is more than your average photo app—it was specifically designed to help parents capture, create and share milestone moments like the first day of school,” said Lisa Singer, Elmer’s senior product manager. “We’re thrilled to kick off the 2012 back-to-school season by introducing a one-of-a-kind, free app that’s perfect for parents with children of all ages.”
    Using the 1st Day app, parents can snap photos and create albums to share with family and friends. Once logged on to the secure 1st Day website (, where images and albums are automatically synched up from the app, users can create slideshows, add colorful borders and share galleries via email and on Facebook. The app is also an excellent way for teachers to journal milestones as they upload photos of their room, art projects and events throughout the year and share them with peers and parents.

    Continuing its commitment to the community and the education of young people, Elmer’s will donate one product for each photo upload (up to 200,000 uploads) to the Kids In Need Foundation, which provides free school supplies to students in need.
    The free 1st Day app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android mobile devices by scanning the QR code found on select Elmer’s glue bottles and in-store school supply displays or directly from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

    I will definitely be using this app come tomorrow and recommend other parents do to.  I mean you can not beat capturing the milestones and also helping a child in need!

    Now I have some more exciting news!  The wonderful people at Elmer's are offering one lucky reader of mine a GREAT prize pack featuring Elmer's trusted products and a $ 25 Wal-Mart gift card!

    All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below and GOOD LUCK!

    * I received products in exchange for this post.  All opinions are completely honest and completely my own. 

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    HOME DEPOT'S KIDS WORKSHOP featuring DR. SEUSS'S LORAX this weekend - AUGUST 04 ( 9AM - 12PM)

    Wagon-Ho! Hitch up your wagons and head to THE HOME DEPOT this weekend with DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX!

    In celebration of the upcoming launch of DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX on Blu-ray and DVD, THE HOME DEPOT has teamed up with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® and DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX for this Saturday's Kids Workshop on August 4, 2012 from 9am-12pm.

    At The Home Depot locations nationwide, the Kids Workshop will provide children with Lorax activity sheets, Lorax create-you-own mustache kits, and Lorax sticker sheets. Each store will also have one life-sized Lorax poster to affix to a wall so kids can have their picture taken with The Lorax that you can tweet to @The Lorax and @HomeDepot.

    This month's activity is "Build a Cork Bulletin Board."
    • Kids will learn to build their very own cork bulletin board while learning tool safety
    • Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic
    • You can paint and add embellishments to your project while at the workshop

    • FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
    every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
    and accomplishment.
    • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
    pin and certificate of achievement.

    More information at:

    Here is also a brand new sneak peek of the all-new mini movie "Wagon-Ho" where two Bar-ba-loots take The
    Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget:

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012


    Right now , Shutterfly is hosting a contest and is currently in Week 4 of 5.  So hurry and enter the contest since you have less than 2 weeks to enter!  The details of the contest are below.

    Long Live Summer – Facebook Photo Contest  - 7/9 – 8/12 Multi-week summer themed photo sweepstakes with instant win prizes.

    Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever. All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week. Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.


    Week 1(7/9): Americana

    Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors

    Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun

    • Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities

    • Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations


    Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!

    Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)

    Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.

    Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

    SO start going through those family pics and be sure to enter today!  Then go back and enter again next week!

    * I will be compensated with a product in exchange for this post.  All opinions are completely honest and completely my own