Me & my daughters

Me & my daughters

Friday, December 31, 2010

storming in December?

Yep that's right its storming in December. There was snow on the ground when I went to bed last night. Now its just puddles. I love Illinois weather cause one never knows what they're going to wake up to. It can be a pain sometimes when trying to make plans, but this morning its not a pain at all. I think its going to be a good day & a good end of the year. Happy New Year everyone. I hope the new year brings lots of smiles to you and your families.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Big Congrats

I want to give a big CONGRATS to my wonderful nephew Tyler. He got up early and went to the DMV to get his license. Instructor said he did great.
Also Tyler has been working extremely hard on earning his Eagle rank in Boy Scouts. He went in front of the Board tonight and was promoted to Eagle. I am so very proud of him. I am told this is the hardest rank to achieve. Most boys have to redo a lot of things, but not Tyler he folowed everything to a T. Great Job Tyler!!!!!!
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blah day

Ever just feel like its just not your day? Today was that day. Nothing bad happened, just not all there today. My lil man David is starting solids. I'm suppose to start him on cereal first however he won't touch it. He spits it out. So I made a trip to Walmart after physical therapy to get baby food. He loves bananas and peaches. Haven't tried veggies yet. Tomorrow we are going to start squash. Yum yum
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

lil mans first belly laugh

Lil man loves his big sissy. She is the only one who can get him to really laugh. She twirls her hair and makes raspberry noises. He can't get enough.
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just call me Ms. Mechnic

My serpentine belt broke off my car and I drove it 25 miles home with no power steering yesterday. Get it home and it dies in the driveway. So I call my boyfriend to fix it. He couldnt come till this morning. So I went and purchased the belt yesterday. My boyfriend comes down this morning & just my luck the auto parts store sold me the wrong belt. UGH!!!!!!! Since he had to go to work & wouldn't be able to fix it till tomorrow I decided that I am Super Woman & can do anything. I went & exchanged the belt & with the help of my 13 yo daughter and a few calls to auto store I got my car fixed all by myself. This is a very big accomplishment for me. I am so proud of myself & glad my daughter was there to witness this experience. I just hope now she realizes that girls can do anything boys can as long as we try.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Hickory Farms giveaway & review

Head on over to and enter her current giveaway.

low entries contest ends 12/12

copied from notimemommies website



Minion Madness Despicable Me Giveaway12/12 November 23, 2010

Posted by brandy3 in giveaways.
Despicable Me is coming to dvd on 12/14 and with all the minion madness there is so many ways to get involved.  Read about it on my other post.
Minion Madness is having a couple other events going on leading up to the despicable Me release.
Tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for a special Despicable Me themed float during the parade. Plus, Universal Studios Home Entertainment teamed up with Miso to give you a chance to win big, just by watching the parade at home! By visiting and ”checking into” the parade on Miso, you can earn a special Minion Madness Miso badge and more Minion Madness points, plus you’ll be entered for the chance to win a Despicable Me Miso prize pack!  Head to for more information.
 The Minion Photo Madness iPhone app is now available for FREE in the iTunes store … giving you a chance to take your well-tuned mastermind skills to the next level! Gain more Minion Madness points by taking photos and using the app to add minions and characters to your images. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

just married
Just married with coupons has a great giveaway on their site go check it out

Want to win BIG TIME????

Check out they r having a HUGE giveaway worth $650 with products from over 25 different companies! ou can get 7 entries on their page plus extra entries for visiting some of the sponsors. I counted 42 extra entries. WOW this is great. Click their button on the left or the link above to go to the site..

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mommy First: Jewelry Armoire Giveaway at Wholesale Furniture Br...

Mommy First: Jewelry Armoire Giveaway at Wholesale Furniture Br...: "Heres a great chance to get a Jewelry Armoire from Wholesale Furniture Brokers. If I had my choice I would choose the Antique Black Stepped ..."

Jewelry Armoire Giveaway at Wholesale Furniture Brokers

Heres a great chance to get a Jewelry Armoire from Wholesale Furniture Brokers. If I had my choice I would choose the Antique Black Stepped Jewelry Armoire by Powell Company - DC for my daughter. the design could go for a young girl or an older woman. The step design makes it easy to fit any decor so when my daughter decides to change  her room for the hundredth time it will always match. It has a mirror embedded in the lid for easy access and easy to fold away so it doesn't get broke. I love the doors on the side. The only thing I dislike about it is that it is discontinued.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Danna Bananas Giveaway

Danna Bananas is giving one reader of Glimpse Reviews a «REW of their own Ends Nov 8

Knitted Warmth ~ GIVEAWAY!

Beba Bean is giving one of our readers a $25 gift certificate!
 here is Glimpses review for this great giveaway.Be sure to read up on the other great reviews on the site.

Now that fall has arrived, (and of today WINTER has also arrived here in a big, blustery storm!), we are all about layering. You never know...some days start out cool-ish and you need some extra warmth, but by noon it's warmed up and you can go through the rest of your day in a t-shirt. It's hard to find good "layers" for babies though. Onesies work pretty good - but that doesn't cover their little legs...or their head. We recently discovered a special onesie that goes FAR above and beyond the normal onesies we own. Beba Bean creates a gorgeous Knit Onesie that is absolutely perfect for fall outings. It is a one piece outfit that covers your babe from head to ankle and snaps in the front

here is the link for the giveaway. Or you can hit the button to the right ad go directly to the site.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

giveaway Juppy Baby Walker

The Juppy Baby Walker is a non traditional baby walker that is designed to teach babies how to walk sooner while minimizing  falls.  Recommended for babies 7-13 months old and up to 30lbs, the Juppy is used by placing baby in the seat of the Juppy, while mom or dad (or both!) simply hold on to the straps, while standing upright, to give support to the baby.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Letter Magic - GIVEAWAY!

A-to-Z Illusions has offered a great prize to one lucky reader: the word "LOVE" in either the same letters as we received or in the letters of their choice. The word will be framed - making it immediately ready to be hung in its place! To enter, please visit A-to-Z Illusions and sign up for their newsletter.

Giveaway: Pampers Baby Gift Basket

Check out the great gift basket being given away @

A gift basket that includes
  1. Sassy Ring rattle
  2. A soft, cozy and cuddly baby blanket
  3. Elmo Loves You book from Seasame Street
  4. Baby Bodysuit
  5. Dreft Laundry Deterget, Blanket
  6. Pampers Swipers 60 Wipes
  7. Pampers Cruisers Size 3
  8. Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Size 1

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marble Run vortis

check out this cool toy I found called the Marble Run vortis. Children of all ages will enhance motor skills, construction skills, coordination, problem solving and even experience an introduction to science principles like gravity and speed.

Basket Giveaway | Welcome to Lil Boy Blu News!

Basket Giveaway | Welcome to Lil Boy Blu News!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rainebrooke {Laptop Bag} Giveaway

Check out these great laptop bags and giveaway

Lil Boy Blue - Sylish Boys Clothing

I just entered to win a Mega Basket Full of Fun through

Lil Boy Blue - Sylish Boys Clothing

Monday, August 30, 2010

Labor Day Giveaway to celebrate parenting

Check out this great giveaway. It is great that parents can share their birth stories. Tons of great prizes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ace of Cakes/30 Rock Cheesy Blasters

My wonderful 12 yo daughter was watching Ace of Cakes over the weekend and the wonderful Duff made a cake and also some cheesy blasters for the crew of 30 Rock. My daughter thought they looked so good she made me make them. For anyone who doesn't know what a cheesy blaster is a cheesy blaster is a hot dog stuffed with cheese and rolled up in pizza dough with pizza sauce pepperoni & cheese. So we went to our local Berkots this morning and got all the stuff for them. My daughters & I had such a blast making a mess in the kitchen. They are out of the oven now & we are waiting for them to cool down. Can't wait to try them. The only recommendation I can make is instead of pizza dough try using croissant rolls instead, they are pre-cut and I think it would be less of a mess. I owuld post a picture but they were really messy going in so they don't look that great when they came out. LOL. If they are good we are planning to make them later in the week with croissant rolls & I will post a picture them.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Baby David

Going to Doctors today for a check up. Went last week for emergency visit due to pain in my upper left side. Turns out it was my muscle tearing because he is sitting so low. It feels like he is trying to claw his way out. The pain has minimized for the most part and only hurts when he situates himself on my left side and decides he needs to stretch.
I can already tell he is going to bond with his sisters when I poke fun at my oldest one he kicks me hard as if to tell me to leave her alone. My youngest one gets him moving at night when she is making excuses to stay up. I think i am going to have my hands full when he comes. I just hope he waits till his daddy comes home from working out of state before he comes.

New Play Yard

Went shopping yesterday with my wonderful mom & she surprised me with a new play yard. This play yard is the bomb. It has wheels so I can move it easily,a removable bassinet,a changing pad, a nightlight, music & it vibrates!!! The only thing it is missing is my little David.Only 37 more days to go hopefully sooner!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

How do I follow???

Since I am new to this blogging business I am trying to figure out how do I follow other peoples blogs that are following me? I would love to follow and support all my readers. PLEASE HELP ME...

Introducing Supergirl by Nastia Liukin + $50 JCPenney Gift Card Giveaway

Chexk out this great site for your chance to win a 50.00 jc penny gift card for back to school. They have great supergirl products @ JC penny for your supergirl.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Udderly Smooth udder cream

Let me first say that I received a sample of of Udderly Smooth from my mom. No one asked me to write this. I did it because I think everyone should know about this great body cream. The sample folded in half is a little smaller than a chap stick tube. Not very big of a sample for lotion. I was expecting to use it for my hands and that was it. Boy was I wrong..... I was able to use it for both hands, arms, legs, feet and my huge prego belly. I could not believe how a little does go a long way.My skin has been very dry lately due to my pregnancy, and most lotions I have to put on a few times a day because I constantly wash my hands and they gt dry. I don't think I'm going to have this problem again. I just gave my youngest daughter a bath and my hands and arms are still very soft and moisturized. This is going to be my body cream from now on.I checked their website because I figured it would be pretty expensive cause it works so well. Once again I was wrong big time. A 4oz tube is only 2.75 on the website. I'm thinkin a 4oz tube should last me at least a month or so because a little goes such a long way. I think anyone can afford that on their budget. their website is trust me it is sooo worth checking out.


So I am new to this blogging thing. I hope I do everything right. I wanted to start a blog because I have a lot to say when it comes to my children and their education and the toys they play with. I wish I had a blog or place I could go to get information on certain toys, books etc. It is hard being a mom but well worth it. What I hope to accomplish with this blog is that I will be able to post any thing I have questions about or help other moms who have questions.