Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ear Band-It and Putty Buddies Review

I would never have thought that I would have to worry about covering my children's ears while they were swimming. But when Pumpkin ended up having to have tubes put in his ears we quickly learned that he had to have his ears covered while swimming. We tried several different ear plugs with not much luck then a friend gave us a Ear Band-It to use that her boys had outgrown. The Ear Band-It was a lifesaver for that summer but Pumpkin outgrew it so that's when I decided to contact Ear Band-It to see if we could team up for a review and was super excited when they agreed. Not only did Pumpkin get a new Ear Band-It but Bubba and Sweet Pea got one too along with Putty Buddies!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Very Sad News

This is a post that I wish I never had to write! Our beautiful little puppy Lillie that you all recently met in my SmartBones post passed away over the weekend from a condition she was born with that we were unaware of. Bubba is taking her death hard because she was his school work buddy. He would hold her while he was doing his home schooling and it really helped him. We are going to go back to where we got her and see what they will do for us if anything. We only had her about a month in half. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crock Pot Thursdays: Creamy Cabbage Stew

Welcome back to Crock pot Thursdays by Andersons Angels and Staying Me. This is a blog hop for and about delicious Crock Pot Recipes! We are hoping that this hop will help all you busy moms with getting yummy dinners on the table for your families without having to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

Feel free to link up your yummy recipes below...Please just make sure you grab the button above and have it displayed somewhere in your post and that you link to one of the hosts pages.

Gymboree Review & Giveaway

I recently got the great opportunity to review some of Gymoree's new spring clothes line! I must say that I was just excited about this review as the kids were. My kids love getting new clothes and I love to shop for them. I have to say that shopping for my kid's adorable clothes is one of my favorite things to do. I especially love buying clothes for Sweet Pea; girls clothes are so fun and cute!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Earth Day Giveaway Event - $150 value


Welcome to The Earth Day Giveaway Event hosted by myself and Joy of Momma Joyner. This Event features a little bit of everything to help you celebrate Earth Day anytime! Each blog has gathered up a unique Earth Day Prize Package of $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on April 20th at 11:59pm EST.

SmartBones Review

**This review was done by Lillie and Daisy Anderson

If you are like us we dogs are a part of the family and should have healthy treats just like our humans. That is one thing our family makes sure of when buying our dog treats. They always check to make sure our treats our rawhide FREE. Since we are not very big dogs rawhide is somewhat hard for us to chew and even harder for us to digest. That's why mom was so excited when she got the chance to have us review SmartBones a alternative to rawhide bones.  

The GrowBox Review

Since my family has been trying to eat healthier over the past few years we have been growing our food in the summer. Which is great except the garden is at my in laws house so I can't just walk out and pick what I need to cook for dinner at times. So this year we are trying to find ways to have a small garden here at our house so we can enjoy the fresh veggies all summer. So when the GrowBox agreed to a review of one of their GrowBoxes I was super excited!

I love the idea of a pot garden and that is way we are looking into doing one for this summer. Most people do not realize how many different vegetables you can grow in pots. Everyone always just thinks of the potted herb gardens. But there are so many great perks to having a pot garden if you do not have a large yard to plant a normal garden. Some of the perks are you are able to garden without a large yard, no dealing with weeds and also easier to keep animals out of the vegetables.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Waking Up In Heaven Review & Giveaway

I recently was asked to review a new book titled "Waking Up In Heaven". This book is a true story about Brokenness, Heaven and Life Again. This book is true story of a Oklahoma mother waking up in Heaven and her second chance at life.

Birthday In A Box/ Garden Party

Do you have a Birthday coming up for someone special in your life? Then you will want to check out Birthday in a Box! Birthday in a Box is a company that supplies you with a box full of themed birthday party supplies like hats, plates and more and they ship everything directly to your door. So no more worrying about the local party store being sold out of supplies for your themed party anymore! 

We got to review the Garden Party theme from Birthday in a Box for Sweet Pea's 2nd birthday. Since Sweet Pea loves to be outside I thought a cute garden party would be fitting for her 2nd birthday and I must say that it was a hit! I still have some of the decorations hanging up in my dining room. Everything was so bright and cheerful and though it was winter outside it really made the house feel like spring with all the bright colors and butterflies.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Live Clean Baby Review

Since all my children have sensitive skin I want to find the best products for their skin and hair during their bath time. When I heard about Live Clean Baby from some friends I started to read more about their products and the company.

Live Clean Baby is a unique collection of eco-friendly products designed with you, your children and the environment in mind. Live Clean Baby promises performance with natural, gentle ingredients. You can easily care for you and your children's delicate skin with these plant based formulations enriched with certified organic botanicals that are safe for your skin and for the earth.

Meals In A Jar Review & Giveaway

One thing that I love to do is make homemade gifts for my family and friends! I think it's a great way to get the kids involved and a great way to spend time with family! I also love food so I was super excited when I got the chance to review a new book called " Meals in a Jar". It brings both my loves together of making gifts and food. 

Sneak Peek of Disneynature Bears

Wholly Guacamole and Jennie-O Turkey Burger Review and Giveaway

As many of you know one of my goals for the new year was to have my family eat healthier so I am sure you can guess how excited I was when I was picked to review Jennie-O's new jalapeno turkey burgers and Wholly Guacamole products. I was afraid that the jalapeno burgers would be too spicy for the kids and bother Jake's colitis so I bought Jennie-O's regular turkey burgers for the family. I was very surprised at the kids and Jake's reaction when I told them they would be having turkey burgers for dinner they were all very excited to try them. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Lillie

Sneak Peek of Planes

Here is a sneak peek of Disney's new upcoming movie Planes!!

Natures Sleep Open Toe Terry Slipper Review & Giveaway

I recently got the chance to review the Nature's Sleep memory foam slippers. 

I received the lavender pair of open toe slippers with memory foam. They are a lovely soft shade of purple and they are very soft. I am very pleased with the slippers so far and how they look. I have gotten several comments from my husband and mother in law on how comfortable these slippers look.

Tips to get organized for a quick, easy tax filing process

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I know that I file our taxes electronically because it helps save us time and money so I have found the tips below to be very helpful!

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Homemade Challah Bread

Welcome to another week of Delicious Dish Tuesday... This week I am sharing my Challah Bread with you...This was a hit with my family... I hope you enjoy it as much as we did... Also make sure you stop by the host's pages to see the great recipes they are showing and their favorite picks from last weeks recipes submitted Amanda of Coping with Frugality and Alesha of Full Time Mama...  

For Easter this year I decided to try and make some Challah Bread for our Easter Dinner. This bread turned out so good and was a huge hit at the dinner and is now being requested so I thought I would share the recipe with all of you.