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Sad News

February 10th, 2013

I know that I have not been around here for ages. I have been super busy between work and school and Collin. Life has been a crazy mess. But we found out yesterday that our handsome puppy dog Rhys has cancer. I cannot even begin to express how sad and scared I am for him. He is only 3 years old and is a member of our family. We are going to start Chemo hopefully next week. I have been trying to research lymphoma and things we can do to make him comfortable. I just wish I could get him to eat. He has lost over 10 pounds in the past 2 weeks. The vet says is it possible for him to go into remission and make a great recovery. I just wish I could predict the future and know that he isn’t going to suffer through treatment for no reason. I have read about a special diet for dogs with lymphoma I just wish I knew someone who has been though this before to ask questions. Please if anyone is reading this and has any advice for me. I am all ears!
Please keep our doggy in your thoughts and prayers!
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Carmex Lip Balm Review/Giveaway

August 17th, 2012

Well Carmex has won me over again! I am absolutely in love with these new lip balms. I was lucky enough to try them out. They all contain SPF which works great during these hot summer months. My sons favorite is the Lime, which I agree is totally yummy…It smells fantastic too! My favorite is the Pomegranate…it is ultra smooth, has 9 moisturizers and goes on so smoothly. The hubby likes the plain one, which is great in its own more subtly way. I can’t say enough about them. I think everyone should go buy them and give them a try.

We each wore our favorite to the beach last week and I have to say, our lips stayed moisturized, and although the rest of me got a nice sunburn, my lips were fabulous!

Carmex was nice enough to let one of my awesome readers win the 6 new lip balms.Plain, Cherry, Lime, Pomegranate, Strawberry and Vanilla. Please Enter below :)

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~I was provided Carmex Lip Balms for review purposes only, my opinions are solely my own and in no way influenced~


May 24th, 2012

Have any of you heard about this show yet? I think it looks so cool!


Unleash your inner Viking and prepare for the invasion of DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular!  Feel the heat and experience the adventure of high-flying, fire-breathing dragons with wingspans of up to 46 feet.  Astonishing animatronic technology and world class performers bring to life the heartwarming story of DreamWorks Animation’s Academy Award® nominated film.  This groundbreaking arena show breaks all the rules of traditional live entertainment for the entire family.  You don’t want to miss it!

I think this show looks amazing and I cannot wait to take Collin to see it. He is going to LOVE those dragons. Click here for a sneak peek of the show

My Awesome readers can save 25% on $62 seats to any weekday performance at Mohegan Sun Arena, including Friday night with the code MOM online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Please let me know who all is going. I cannot wait to hear how you enjoyed the show!

Mastrad 27oz Gourmet Silicone Steamer Review

May 13th, 2012


We love fresh veggies around here. We used to eat them occassionally that was before we got the opportunity to try the Mastrad Silicone Steamer now we eat them almost every night. I could never get them quite right, they were either too hard or too mushy. Now they are perfect. I think this may be my favorite review so far. I use this thing almost everyday. You can steam anything you want in it, veggies, fish, shrimp, it even can be used as an 8 inch cake pan.  I can’t wait to steam some fresh veggies from the garden this summer. It can go in the oven or the microwave and it is super easy to clean. I recevied the black one, but it comes in a bunch of cool colors, so you can try and match it to you other dishes if you want to :)

The Mastrad microwaveable oval silicone steamer cooks your food in its own juice, no water or oils required. The steamer preserves essential vitamins and minerals, cooking fish, chicken, without drying and keeping your meats tender. It really is a great product. I definitely think you should head to the website and check it out, they have a ton of other things I would love to try. If anyone wants to get me a gift, shop on the Mastrad Site…haha

~I was provided a silicone steamer from Mastrad for review purposes only, my opinions are solely my own and in no way influenced~

ZeroWater Ten Cup Pitcher Review/Giveaway

April 23rd, 2012

With today being Earth Day I am very excitied to tell you about my latest review. We were so happy to try the ZeroWater Ten cup pitcher. The pitcher comes with a tester, it lets you know the amount of TDS (total disolved solids) are in you water. The meter also lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter. It is very easy to use, I was actually really curious about the levels in my water.
I was shocked when I tested our well water, and the bottled water I buy for Collin. The bottle water tested the highest. I still can’t believe that! This pitcher filters everything out and the levels of TDS are ZERO. I didn’t think I would have tasted much of a difference in the water, but I absolutely do. It tastes awesome. I am going to actually stop buying bottled water and just use this pitcher. Which is why I am bringing this review to you on Eath Day. It is one of the changes we are going to be making around here, buying less bottles of water and  getting reuseable bottles for our yummy filtered water. This pitcher is the perfect size, fits in the fridge great and even has one of those spouts, so you can just press the button to get a drink. Love that! The ZeroWater filtration system combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, delivering you great tasting water. This 10-cup system  even comes with a guarantee to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water. If you are trying to do things a little greener, or just want great tasting water, this pitcher is great. I definitely think it is worth the money. ZeroWater was even recognized on the Today Show for out performing it’s competitors.

ZeroWater is so awesome they are offering another ten cup pitcher to one of my lucky readers. Just enter the contest below :)  They also want to offer to you $15 off a 10-Cup pitcher when you purchase one at http://www.zerowater.com Just use promo code: blog15 at check out. Continue reading ZeroWater Ten Cup Pitcher Review/Giveaway

~MS Walk~

April 17th, 2012

We are doing the MS Walk again this year, it has been a few years since I have done it, so I am looking forward to it. We usually walk at the zoo, but this year we will be walking around the racetrack. It should be a fun day!  Collin will be going with this year for the first time, hopefully we can do things like this often and teach him how important it is to help others. If you are able to donate to our team, even just a few dollars, we would really appreciate it!!!!

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TruKid Review/Giveaway

April 15th, 2012

If you visit me often enough, I am sure you have heard about my son’s dry and rashy skin. That’s why I was so excited to try out some products from TruKid. All of the products TruKid sells are all natural, which is great for any kid, but especially ones with sensitive skin. We were fortunate enough to test out the Cool Conditioner. It worked great, his hair was super soft and shiny and it smells good too! Cool conditioner is great for sensitive skin and is lightly scented with a citrus essential oil blend, this all-natural formula is the perfect follow up to TruKid Silly Shampoo.
We also got to test out the Sunny Days Face and Body Stick, now that the weather is getting nice again, we have been going out a lot more, and since my son has inherited my very, very pale skin, I am always worried he is going to burn. This sunscreen goes on easy and is not greasy, I also liked that it is a small stick, so it is easy to take to the playground. I hate feeling like I have to lug the whole house with me, just to go out for a little bit, so it’s great that it fits in my pocket. TruKid Sunny Days contains no chemicals, is waterproof and SPF 30….It really is a great choice for making sure your little ones are safe from the suns rays!
TruKid would like to offer anyone interested in purchasing thier products a coupon code….If you spend $30 or more on the TruKid website you will receive a Dancing Detangler FREE! Just enter the coupon code: danicingmom
They also are letting me do a giveaway! You can win both of the products that I just reviewed! How cool is that? you know the drill, the contest will be below, enter to win and good luck!!!!

~I was provided TruKid products for review purposes only, my opinions are solely my own and in no way influenced~

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~Earth Day~ April 22nd

April 14th, 2012

So what are you all planning on doing for Earth Day? I have been trying to do little things all the time, hoping it will add up to a greener life, and that Collin will learn these things along the way! Here are some links to some great giveaways just for Earthday…I hope you enjoy! and I will have more giveaways coming soon :)

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Mohawk Home Doormat Review/Giveaway

April 14th, 2012

I was so excited when I got this doormat in the mail. It makes my front porch look so pretty, just in time for Spring! Not only that, it is heavy duty and helps clean your shoes, without the doormat ending up looking disgusting. Mohawk Home definielty knows what makes a great product! If that weren’t enough, the door mats are made from recycled rubber. I know I have told you in the past that I am not the greenest person on the planet, but I am trying, everyday I do one thing better then before! Over 215,000 tires are saved from landfills annually to make these doormats, why wouldn’t you want to buy something that is made in the USA and is better for the planet?
Here is my porch before the doormat, I did sweep it before I took the picture, but that dirt is permament. I am so happy that this mat is big enough to cover it!

The mat is super easy to clean, just shake out or hose off occassionally. I really love this product and can’t wait to buy one for the back door! Mohawk Home was very generous and is letting me do a giveaway! One lucky winner will win a product of thier choice valued up to $19.99 that includes doormats,kitchen rugs, bath mats, and rug padding!

~I was provided A Mohawk Home Door Mat for review purposes only, my opinions are solely my own and in no way influenced~


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Catching Up

April 12th, 2012

So who would have thought I lost my job and feel more overwhelmed then when I was working. I am trying to get everything done, deal with all the things I let go while I was working, take care of a toddler, do school work. Oh and blog…So crazy!!!! My brand new computer, literally only a month and half old, stopped working. I had to have the hard drive replaced. So that has put my blogging on the back burner for a few days…but good news I am back, and I have tons of new things to review and a bunch of great giveaways too!!!
I am currently getting hit by the toddler with a dog toy, I think I may scream, but I am just going to keep typing. I took said toddler to the dentist 2 weeks ago. I figured he would throw a fit, so I took him to a pediatric dentist, figuring they would be able to deal with a kicking, screaming, angry little boy. Well guess what? He sat in the chair all by himself, didn’t cry, he let them clean his teeth, check for cavities and flouride them…really??? the kid who thought the Easter bunny was a monster…liked the dentist?? I mean I am not complaining, I’m still just in shock! At least one thing this month went easy.

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