Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pepperidge FarmBaked Natural Cheese Crisps Review


Have you tried these?

I had a coupon and they were on sale at a local supermarket so I decided to try them out.

I'm not a fan of crackers alone, so I decided to add some Tuna, which I had made.

Seriously, I was surprised at how delicious these crackers were. They are relatively small and serving size is 20 crackers. If you are looking for just a munchie, then I would grab these.

Now, I probably would not buy these at regular price, they didn't knock my socks off, but with a coupon and a deal at the store, I'd say they were worth it.

If you are Weight Watchers. 20 crackers equals 4 points.
This is not the best snack for the points, but it's not horrible either.




Disclosure: This item was not sponsored by anyone, I was not paid to write this review. This product was paid for by me (and consumed by me)

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A beautiful last day of January 2012

Well, I made it about halfway through the month with my daily pictures.

I thought I'd end the month with some pictures

Anthony and CJ at this weekends Pinewood Derby

CJ and I walking our JRT this morning

Winter in Florida (in January) is awesome !





Compliment Quotient.. I love sharing ...

Over the holidays, I had a giveaway which included a sponsor called Compliment Quotient.

I signed up for the newsletter (every Tuesday) and
just love the quotes that come through on, what else, Compliment​uesday..

Today 1/31/12 brings us:

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~Voltaire

Note from the Compliment Quotient: Sometimes I don't know how much I appreciate something until I compliment on it. Then I enjoy my appreciation even more. How about you?



Maybe you could find something for someone in your life, your child's life (or your child), to remind them how absolutely precious they are to you..

Real Simple Daily Thought - Don't hold a grudge

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”

― Harriet Nelson

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I've had to proctice this one recently. It feels good for me to let go.

forgiveness Pictures, Images and Photos
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Alexa Angels empowers



I received this beautiful bracelet from Alexas Angels.
It's a Power Bracelet Cross.
Empower Your Beliefs with our Stretch Power Bracelet. Crafted of Aquamarine Crystal Beads with Rhodium Cross Charm. Text on reverse of charm: believe in the power of...



The bracelet fits my wrist perfectly.  I have a difficult time becuase either things are too tight on my wrist, or fall off, but this was perfect.


My Mother-In-Law commented on the bracelet because she is
very religious and she was pleased to see it on me.



I like that the medal used has not tarnished against my skin, not changed color.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Barnes and Nobles Gift Card Giveaway

I am so excited to present this giveaway.
I had enough points in MyPoints to get a couple of gifts cards and decided I needed to share..
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Beauty Bash Giveaway


 I have teamed up with The Frugal Navy Wife and Adventures In Coupons along with a team of other bloggers to bring you the Weekend Beauty Bash Giveaway. This giveaway Starts at Midnight on Friday January 27th (TODAY!) and ends and midnight on January 30th.

The prize is show above, a Skin Care Pack worth over $70! Here is what is included

Burt's Bees Head To Toe Kit -- 6 Pieces
Value Pack Includes:
Beeswax Lip Balm
Hand Salve
Coconut Foot Cream
Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash

Aubrey Organics Normal Skin Travel Set -- 4 Pieces
Here's everything you'll need to keep your normal skin gorgeous and healthy on your travels... Aubrey's Green Tea & Ginkgo facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer and mask. We've also tucked in samples of three best-selling Aubrey products for you to enjoy.
Facial Cleansing Lotion
Green Tea & Ginkgo Facial Toner
Green Tea & Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask
Green Tea & Ginkgo Moisturizer SPF 15

Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, 1.7 oz.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock, SPF 55 1.4 fl oz

ChapStick Classic Lip Balm SPF 4, Spearmint 0.15 oz

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew The Brusher Gel-Cleanser 5 fl oz

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 2.5 oz

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser with Bursting Beads 8 fl oz

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A great giveaway this weekend, here is a sneak peek!

     

I have teamed up with
along with a team of other bloggers to bring you the Weekend Beauty Bash Giveaway.
This giveaway Starts at Midnight on Friday January 27th and ends and midnight on January 30th.  
The prize is show above, a Skin Care Pack worth over $70!
Here is what is included:
Burt's Bees Head To Toe Kit -- 6 PiecesValue Pack Includes: Beeswax Lip Balm Hand Salve Coconut Foot Cream Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Body WashAubrey Organics Normal Skin Travel Set -- 4 PiecesHere's everything you'll need to keep your normal skin gorgeous and healthy on your travels... Aubrey's Green Tea & Ginkgo facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer and mask. We've also tucked in samples of three best-selling Aubrey products for you to enjoy. Facial Cleansing Lotion Green Tea & Ginkgo Facial Toner Green Tea & Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask Green Tea & Ginkgo Moisturizer SPF 15
Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, 1.7 oz.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock, SPF 55 1.4 fl oz
ChapStick Classic Lip Balm SPF 4, Spearmint 0.15 oz
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew The Brusher Gel-Cleanser 5 fl oz
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 2.5 oz
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Facial Cleanser with Bursting Beads 8 fl oz
Join us Friday Morning right here for this giveaway and get entered for a great box to pamper yourself with!

Valentine's Day and your child

I received my Family Fun newsletter reminding me of Valentine's Day crafts for kids.

Do you do anything fun for or with your children for this l♥ve-ly holiday?

At Pre-school, we did crafts with the classes and everyone brought in a valentine. Elementary school, not so much..

I am not sure my 3rd grader will have anything out of the ordinary at school, but my kindergartner may.
We are not allowed baked-at-home items, only store bought, so all my baking will be reerved for family, friends, and neighbors.

I was thinking of having the boys make Valentines for Nana & Papa, Daddy and thier brothers..

I really love this one for Valentine's morning for the boys !!


Here is the link to the Family Fun Valentine's Section if anyone is interested

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I have 2 Full size bags of Tyler's Coffee I'd like to share.
Tyler's Coffee boasts an Acid Free 100% Grade AAA premium Arabica Ground Coffee Roast.

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This giveaway runs from 1/25 thru 1/29 (ends 12:01am EST)

Do you do Tea?

I have to say, I am addicted..

Do you make tea at home or buy it from the store?

I have a specific pot that I boil my tea bags in and a dedicated jug that is only for my tea..

I do add sugar, about 3/4 of a cup, for my sweet tea.

It seems to be a staple in my house, like Milk, or bread.

If I have freinds over and there is no tea ready, they think I am not feeling well.

How do you brew your tea?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How I spent my Tuesday Night

Hubby emailed me this afternoon, asking me if I were up for a project..
Through his work, he has the opportunity to win an Android OS Tablet.

Sometimes his employer does fun little things and today was one of those days.

Each sales team was provided a kit consisting of 1 generic barbie, 2 pieces of felt, stick on crystals, puffy paint, ribbon, and tulle. You could use as much or as little as you wanted.
He also had to write a "pitch" about the products, which was all him!

Oh, and he has to bring it in TOMORROW (Wednesday)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pinewood Derby is coming!

So, many of you know, I am a Cub Scout Mom..
My oldest is working on his Bear right now and we are going to be participating in our Pinewood Derby this coming weekend.
This will be our 3rd year, but my 1st in actual racing.
I made my own car !



I am excited that we have a new track this year.. We had a wreath fundraiser before Christmas.
We also had an amazing donation from a local lawyer, whom I personally know from Church/CCD/preschool.
She is an amazing person and is constantly involved in the community.


Our Pack asked her to do the honors in releasing the 1st set of cars for the race. And she accepted...

I cannot wait !

Yes, I will be adding a slide show of the day..

Photo, not sure what day..


My photo postings paused and now I have to go back and figure out what days I missed.

This was last week, but not sure what day.

It was about to rain and I was driving on my way back home from some shopping.

I just thought it was a spectacular view.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Yoplait, Swap Day, and curbing your appetite

I have been doing the Yoplait challenge for a while now. I swap out on item I would normally eat for a Yoplait Yogurt.

I like the different flavors and it makes me feel great knowing I am doing something good for myself.

Here is a tip I received this week:
Swap high calorie snacks for foods filled with water! Foods with high water content — think soups, salads, cucumbers and watermelon—help can you feel satisfied on fewer calories.

I love all of those items and I think it will be easy for me to swap out those chips for some yummy watermelon, or cucumbers.

This Saturday 1/21/12, Yoplait Light and Swap.com will be celebrating the 2nd Annual World Swap Day. This is the day where people swap everyday things such as; Passing along clothes to a neighbor, baby items to a new mom, or passing along a great book to a friend.
The idea of World Swap Day – raising awareness for swapping as the new shopping!
And we all could do a lot more swap and a lot less shop these days!



In celebration of the occasion, Yoplait Light and Swap.com would like to offer a few easy swaps, perfect to implement this weekend.

Quick and Easy Swap Tips:
·        This weekend, shop your closet. If you haven’t worn it in a year, then chances are you aren’t going to. Only keep clothes that you love and that make you feel beautiful. Let someone else love the things that are just taking up space in your closet. Take these clothes and head to a swap party, or swap them out at the local thrift store for some moolah!
·        Dying for dessert but still working on your New Years’ diet? Swap a high-calorie confection for our Fresh Pineapple with Ginger Yogurt Sauce! Check out the recipe, and many more on Yoplait’s Facebook page,here!
·        Swap one night a week of your TV schedule for Family Night! Try to exercise, whether it’s exercising your body with a family bike ride, or your creativity with a game of Charades!

There are a few different ways to get your swap on this Saturday– Swap.com is hosting swap events all over the country, so check out events.swap.com to find an event in your area, or to register your own swap event! Or, you can join in on Swap.com’s online market, which gives you the chance to win $1,000! And, Yoplait Light is always giving fans fun swaps, recipes and tips to try on our Facebook page. Head over to www.Facebook.com/Yoplait to try our swaps and post your own favorites!

Another Daily Thought


“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
- Willa Cather

I sent this to hubby...
I love his response
"We’ve had our share of miracles. "

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Shop and Compare with Become.com

I recently found a website called Become.com. This website has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Let's say you are looking for a Fireplace style heater but specifically, one that has three on/off switches: turbo, heating and flame.  You can easily search and have a variety at your fingertips. You can compare prices, and it lets you know which store you can find these products at! It even gives you the sale prices, which is great.

I have been looking for a new doormat for the front door and hubby thought about a personlized flur des lies doormat. So I searched the site and found many different products that interested hubby.

I also searched for a fleur di lis brass bed frame and while my search was not as fruitful as I had hoped, once again, a huge variety of wonderful items appeared before my eyes.

You can choose from so many categories and find just what you are looking for. It's nice to be able to compare prices with stores. Everyone offers something different.

Real Simple Daily Thought


“When we arrive at the question, the answer is already near.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sometimes this happens. We really know the answer to the question, sometimes it a sub-concious knowledge. Sometimes it takes another to point it out for us.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dollar Stretcher Tip

Cash...Really!

I had always heard to shop with cash, but to me, that also included debit cards and checks.
I realized that when buying something even if I had plenty of cash in my wallet,
I would always reach for my debit card instead.

Forget that.

I have started using only actual paper cash and leave the debit card and checkbook at home.
It creates a sort of "pain" as items are decided over since I know I have no debit card safety net if I overspend. Even when having the entire month's grocery budget in cash on me
(plenty for the weekly trip), I automatically was more frugal with my choices
because I didn't want to part with the cash.
I immediately knocked down my grocery spending by about 75% by doing this because
I was forced to decide if items were really needed.
I am amazed at how something so simple could work so well.
C.


I absolutely love the Dollar Stretcher Website...



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Complimentuesday from the Compliment Quotient

"Just concentrate on helping one person, giving hope to one person, and that person in turn may give hope to somebody else and it will spread." ~Aaron Abrahamsen

 
How true this is.
You may see this quote again soon.. I love it !


Note from the Compliment Quotient:When you compliment, remember you are passing along a powerful combination of virtues,
including appreciation, esteem, respect and more
.


Let's all try to pass along at least one of these virtues this week!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

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I get a new shirt each year with an updated photo. It's kind of tradition..

I like this one !


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Daily Thought from Real Simple.com




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We all weather storms in our lives, and some we think will never end.
Somehow, there is a always a rainbow, a bloom or flowers, or the song of a bird that reminds us that the storm has passed.
It's okay to smile again.

This week, I need this reminder more than ever!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

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A new type of posting for me -

I am a family friendly blog so when I pondered writing an article for Eden Fantasys, it was difficult to imagine how I could make this work.

There is so much more to my life than my children (though they are the main part), there is also my husband. To be fair, the kids well, wouldn't be here if not for him. Right!

So I am attempting to put my best non-Mom foot forward and focus on the Wife in me!

With age and the length of our relationship, has come a comfortable routine. Especially when kids abound in the house. Alone time sometimes is difficult. Whether we are tired, or someone is sick, or just "not in the mood".. excuses are easy to come by and then the routine becomes stale.

So I checked out the Eden Fantasys Shop, you know, just to get ideas, see what they have.

I went right to the clothing and to my delight, they did have a Plus Size section with some not so over the top selections. Hubby raised an eyebrow at the opportunity and mentioned that Valentines Day was coming and I should take a closer look at some items. Okay...

So here are some items I am going to look further into:
•The White Love is Beautiful bustier. I like the ruffles at the bottom and it could potentially hide a lot of wiggle jiggle ;)
•The Red sequin accented chemise and thong is very Valentine's Day-ish, as is the,
Red moonlight magic gown

I was also happy to see a Beauty and Body section with Makeup, Skincare, and Bath and Body items.

I think I could definitely pamper myself with some of the bath items and at the same time, catch hubby off guard in one of the sexy lingerie items above.



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Day 15 photo, Kids say the darndest things

I know I am overweight. I have struggled all my life.
But when my 9yo is sitting next to me when a commercfial comes on and says (and I shall quote)
"Mom, you should do that, Dad would like it",
I feel like like just the biggest slob in the world


I guess if Jennifer Hudson can do it, so ca I (minus the nutritionist and personal trainer)
Yes, this is my photo, this is the commercial...

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Day 14 Photo

Well, We celebrated hubby's 39th Birthday
(It's really Monday)

He wanted pie, but I couldn't out candles in the pie he wanted,
so we made a small cake and decorated it..
with 39 candles

ha ha ha

Here is today's slideshow



Day 13 Photo, Golfing buddy

Hubby needed some spikes for his golf shoes for his birthday round on Saturday..
CJ decided to help Dad find a hat..

Yep, Daddy actually bought this one

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Friday, January 13, 2012

A great giveaway to enter (and it's not mine this time)

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I recently entered a giveaway at In My Bag for an Android Tablet.

While at this new blog, I read more about Jenn, the "webmistress" as she calles herself.
She has a great sense of humor and takes pride in her reviews, giveaways, and other blog posts.

Being a SAHM with 2 kids and more animals than my husband would allow ever, I eally like this blog and have subscribed so I never miss a thing!

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Me Time

Is this a phrase you use, at all? Generally the day revolves around the kids or work or chores.
The evenings are family, homework, dinner, and extra curricular activities.
You go to bed, compile lists instead of sleeping and begin again in the morning.
My hubby is awesome at remembering that i need Me time.
Any special occasion, or holiday, he gets me a pedicure gc.
Today, I am cashing in my Christmas gc.


The boys are at school, baby is at kids morning out. Hubby has the day off do we enjoyed breakfast while it was hot.
Now I am sitting with my feet soaking in hot water and enjoying this time.
I don't have ugly feet just rough. I love being barefoot ...
The hot towels are my favorite!