Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FATHER'S DAY BBQ Set *Giveaway*

This year for Father's Day why not get your favorite Father in your life a nice BBQ Set from Avon.  Yes, I know another Avon giveaway but what can I say Avon is both cheap and has great products. My wonderful Avon lady Lacey wants to give one of my readers the following for them to give to their favorite Father.

So up for grabs is a Stainless Steel BBQ Utensil Set with a carrying bag-4-piece set. Utensils, 15 1/2" L x 1" W. Bag, 17" L x 8 1/2" W. Stainless steel, rubber-wood, polyester bag. 

Multi Duty Apron-One size fits most. Adjustable strap. 34 1/4" L x 29 1/2" W. Hand wash. Polyester, metal hardware. Imported. 

To WIN this set worth $35 you must do the mandatory entry and then any of the following:Please leave a separate comment for each entry and please leave your email address in your first entry.Thanks

Mandatory Entry- Simply tell me in the comments below why you want to win this for the dad in your life (father, husband, son, etc.)  Perhaps they work extra hard supporting their family, or they don’t mind helping finish homework after a long day at the office.

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Disclosure:I received no Monetary Compensation for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine. 


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Today I just feel so overwhelmed with all the CRAZINESS that is going on in my life right now, its really strange. Not sure if I should cry, sleep, laugh, clean or what.

I made a quick trip down to Oregon this past weekend, initially we had planned on going to surprise my niece for her birthday and then I found out my great grandma who is 88 is really sick so we decided to go down early so I could spend a little more time with her. My 7 year old Kyndal has gymnastics and Coach Pitch practice, its almost the end of the school year, my baby girl Jaedyn who is 7 months old has decided to love her dad more than me well maybe not love him more but she always has kisses for him and not ME. My 5 year old Lyndze wanted to stay in Oregon with her grandma so I am missing her right now wondering when she is going to ask for breakfast and lunch and destroy the house. My sister in law lives her now and doesn't know if she is going to be moving back to Oregon and that really stinks too because she is the only one I have to talk to here and hang out with.AHHHHH

Back to my trip to Oregon. I made it to the hospital to see my grandma and I could hardly contain myself not to cry in front of her (crying right now typing this). It's so sad to see her look the way that she does, and seeing her lay in that bed it really makes my heart hurt. I just wanted to stay there in her hospital room and not leave.Not sure how much longer she is going to make it hopefully until I get back down there June 3rd. I didn't take my kids to see her because I just have so many emotions about it. I can't decide if I want them to see her that way or if I want them to have the last memories of her being at Easter this year. They are going to be so sad if something happens to her, especially my oldest Madyson and my 5 year old Lyndze. Madyson is just such a caring little girl she loves everyone and every kind of animal and Lyndze just formed a special bond with grandma, they share the same middle name and she always talks about her and being pushed around by her on her walker.
So then to make matter worse my friend sends me a text message, that doesn't sound nice at all and I get it right as I am leaving the hospital from seeing my grandma for the first time since she has been in there. This just really puts me in a horrible mood.

Sunday we have a great day. We went to a birthday party for my niece and they had no idea we were down there and boy were they shocked to see us. The kids all loved playing with one another.

Kyndal is really a go getter she will do anything that is thrown her way. So right now we have gymnastics and coach pitch practice every week on top of 2 games a week. Luckily its late enough that I can send my husband to Coach Pitch with her, but I still have to get dinner done early enough and get her ready and then the minute she gets home she has to jump in the shower and go to bed. So she is super busy which means our family is super busy but I am not about to tell her that she can't do those things.

Jaedyn just last week decided she would become a Daddy's Girl. The minute he gets home from work she is all smiles and he picks her up and its lets give Dad kisses time. And yet when I try and get a kiss it a no way. I know this shouldn't bother me but it does. I am with her all day taking care of her, she is my first Daddy's Girl.

Lyndze stayed in Oregon with Grandma and all morning I have been thinking that someone should be asking for breakfast, hot cocoa, lunch, can I go outside and play....on and on all day. I really miss her to today, I am pretty sure with everything that is going on it is just making it worse today.

My sister in law has been living with us for a little over 2 months now in the apartment downstairs in our house but has had no luck finding a job and she just doesn't know what to do now. She has 2 kids and I was so thrilled for them to be moving up here because I have been with them since they were born, so I feel like they are my own in a way and now for her to not know if she will be moving or not is hard. I guess harder for her then me because she doesn't have a job and has 2 kids to raise so she has to make that hard decision.

Wow that felt good to get out there. What to do What to do???????? Can I just SCREAM?????

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Concert

The girls have a Spring Concert today at school @ 9 am.

This just makes no since to me, why have a concert that kids sing in during the day so that parents have to take time off work to attend. I mean I would take the time off work anytime to watch them perform but it just doesn't make since. I was told they have it during the day so that all the kids can attend because if they have it in the evening then most of them won't make it.

They have been working so hard on all the songs that they are singing today. It is grades K-6 which is like 250 kids WOW that's a lot. They even recorded a CD with their songs and all of them singing on it. I think this is the coolest thing ever.

What do your kids do at their Spring Concert or Spring Fling? Do your kids have a Spring Concert?

At the last school the kids were at they didn't, which was a huge disappointment for me because I love watching them perform up on stage with their classes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eclipse Movie Clip

Oh I can't wait. I LOVE JACOB. Trying to decide if I want to watch it in a regular movie theater or at IMAX. What do you think?

FREE Martha Stewart Grilling e-Cookbook

Who doesn't love a free cookbook? I know I do and you can get one HERE

Thanks Thankfully Thrifty

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Huggies Jean Diapers

Huggies Little Movers Jean Diapers

I just got back from Walmart and found the cutest diapers ever. Look at these. They are diapers that are imprinted with the look of denim. And they are so darn cute.They are only available for the months of June and July so stock up now I know I am.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Comment #48

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Congratulations to my very first giveaway winner, she will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear anything from her in that time I will draw a new winner.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

I used to pick a winner.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 5/17

Menu Plan 

Monday-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday-Enchiladas, Rice, Refried Beans

Wednesday-Chicken and Homemade Mac & Cheese

Thursday-Grilled Steak, Potatoes, Corn


Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Friends

So we have lived her in this new house and new area now for just over 3 months and finally Kyndal has a friend coming over.

It is actually really nice too because Kyndal and her friend are on the same Pee Wee (coach pitch) team and her parents are the coaches and her mom said to me "well we should get to know each other pretty good going through Pee Wee together."

I have yet to really meet anyone here, except for the casual hellos at the school. I am just not that kind of person that can go out there and meet a ton of people or really even a few. I am just to shy or something.

This is such a great weekend so far. Tomorrow shopping with the Oldest Daughter (stayed tuned)

Saturday with my 5 year old

Today I get to spend some time with my 5 year old Lyndze and no big sisters.

She finished her chore chart so she decided that for her prize we would go and get lunch and then go and play at a park.

First we are going to go to the Farmer's Market and see about getting some fresh fruits and veggies YUM YUM.

Then Lyndze will get to decide what we have for lunch (maybe I can get her to pick subway)
and then off the the Park for some good fun in the SUN. I love the Sun it makes these days that much more special. I am letting her bring a friend with her so she will have someone else to play with and she decided to bring her cousin Sydnee along for the day.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Follow

Friday FollowFriday Follow is here once again, which means today is a great day it's FRIDAY!!!!!  Get to enjoy the weekend with my kids and husband and maybe finally get our garden done.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One eskimO CD *Review*

I was given the chance to review this self-titled debut album "One eskimO".

One eskimO is a critically-acclaimed English band fronted by singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou and includes musicians Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Jamie Sefton (bass, horns) and Adam Falkner (drums). 

They currently have the #1 adult alternative song called 'Kandi' which you may have already heard since it's the most played song on all adult rock radio 4 weeks and counting 

Billboard Magazine calls One eskimO's self-titled debut album "...catchy, ambient pop." and Los Angeles Times Magazine hails the song "Kandi" a beautiful, aspirational track.”  The album is available in stores now. 


Simple Day
Givin Up
All Balloons
Chosen One

My Opinion- To be very honest with you I am not a fan of this genre of music, so at first I was like oh man I have to listen to this whole CD and I don't even care for this type of music, much to my surprise I really LOVED it.  My favorite tracks are Kandi and Amazing. This was such a great CD thank you so much One eskimO for letting me listen to and enjoy your music.

You can find out more about One eskimO HERE

 One2OneNetwork sent me a complimentary copy of this album.  The opinions are mine!  

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Avon Footworks Set Giveaway


Avon Soothing Lavender Footworks Giveaway!
Valued at $20.00 
One Lucky reader will win The Avon Lavendar Footworks thanks to Lacey Oleman, an AVON Sales Representative.

The set includes the following full-size products of:
1 Clay Mask
  1 Overnight Treatment Cream
1 Comfort Foot Soak
1 Foot Pumice

AVON Footworks products help to Invigorate weary feet, soften and soothe hard callused areas, and helps to moisturize and relieve dryness.

Clay Mask-Give your feet a facial! Exfoliates with super-sloughing micro-beads. Cool and soften feet in just 4 steps:
1. Smooth clay mask onto legs and feet.
2. Let mask dry for 5 minutes.
3. Rinse off thoroughly.
4. Softer, smoother feet are revealed! 3.4 fl. oz. 

Overnight Cream-Simply massage into skin before bedtime and wake up to happily hydrated feet! 3.4 fl. oz. 

Foot Soak-Soothes weary feet with the scent of calming lavender. 3.4 fl. oz. 

Lavender Foot Pumice-Use on damp feet to exfoliate rough, dry skin.  
My thoughts- I personally have been using different Avon products for years and I have always loved how they made my skin feel. I have the overnight cream and I love it, you feel like you just left the spa after having a pedicure. So nice.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Bicycle Playing Cards What’s Your Game? House Party

This past weekend I held a Bicycle Playing Card Party. I was chosen by to participate in this party. They sent be a box filled with a ton of goodies for the party.

Included in the box:
  • Jack Link's Nuggest different flavors
  • 6 decks of cards
  • Coupons
  • A coupon for a free deck of personalized cards value $19.95
  • Pens
  • A tote bag
  • 2 computer Texas Hold 'Em games
We had so much fun at this party. The kids played War and Go Fish.  The adults played Pinochle and Cat & Mouse.  And of course it was the newbie to the game of Cat&Mouse that was winning, it was so funny.

Thank you so much House Party for choosing me to participate in this wonderful party. Can't wait to do it again sometime soon.


Sunday, May 9, 2010


I just wanted to tell all you wonderful MOTHER'S out there to have a great Mother's Day.
To celebrate my sister-in-law Lacey and I are taking her MOM and her GRANDMA out to breakfast. I asked around and apparently there is an amazing little breakfast place in town called The Breakfast Club. So, we are going to try that out.

What are your plans for Mother's Day?????

Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 Year Anniversary

Today my wonderful husband and I have been married for 10 long (lol) years. I can't believe it, we made it to a very monumental mark I think.  Now if only we could decide what we are going to be doing on Saturday.

My mother in law is coming up from Oregon to watch the kids for us on Saturday so we can get away for the whole day. Which I am really nervous about because that means leaving my baby girl who is 7 months old all day. Makes me sad actually. Is that crazy or what?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

So, I have everything ready to make some good Mexican food for Cinco de mayo.
Santa Fe QM2R 900-Watt Quesadilla Maker
We are having:
cheese quesadilla's
chicken & cheese quesadillas
refried beans
And of course the celebration wouldn't be complete without some virgin daiquiris. We have kids in the house so it has to be kid friendly. 

Libbey Cozumel Set of 4 Margaritas CLEAR 4 Piece SetDo you know why  Cinco de Mayo is celebrated? Up until today I thought it was to celebrate Mexico's independence but I was very wrong. It is actually to celebrate the victory of the french invasion of Mexico.  Mexico's independence day is September 16th. I feel like such a moron not really knowing what Cinco de Mayo was.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Disney Movies

Have you heard about the Hidden Secrets in the Disney Movies?

I heard about it yesterday, and it just disgusts me that people actually sit around watching movies trying to find nasty messages in them. I mean really do they not have anything else to do with their lives. Well actually I guess they don't.

So, if you were wondering what movies they are actually saying contains "THE HIDDEN MESSAGES"
you will have to type that into google to find out because I just think it is so wrong that I can't find myself typing it on my blog.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Big Day

Today is the big performance for my daughter. She has been practing all week for the Princess and The Pea play.

She has to be at the school at 11 and stay there until the first performance is over around 4:15 and then she will get a short break to come home and eat dinner and then back to the school at 6 until around 8:15.  I just really hope she got enough sleep last night because she is one of my girls that has to go to bed around 8 because she just can't stay up any longer. So I guess we will see.

She is super excited about it too so I can't wait to see her in her costume and take pictures.