Thursday, May 31, 2012

CVS Minute Clinic Review and Giveaway!

I was given the opportunity to head over to the CVS Minute Clinic for a
Summer Camp Physical for my son.
We had never been to a Minute Clinic before so the entire experience was new to me.
I love the sign in process. Quick touchscreen info and then you are done.
There was no wait for us so we were able to get right in.

A camp physical takes 15 minutes and goes through all the normal things.
Blood Pressure, temp, all of those good things.

Next, just a small questionnaire.
Now on this question is where OUR physical ended.

Followers (by Dove)

I do not have any daughters, but if I did, I would want them to have positive role models that lead them to a bright future. Many of my friends have daughters. My friends, I can see them trying to guide their daughters in a positive manner.

If you have a daughter, a niece, and god-daughter, be sure to show them how beautiful and wonderful they are! Inside and out.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RAISE Armpit Stain Remover Review

I have used The Armpit Stain Remover on my hubby's favorite t-shirt.

My after picture is a bit disappointing.
The stains are gone but after running the shirt through the wash 3 times, there is a white residue on the shirt. I let it air dry and will do my best to "unruin" my hubby's favorite Rays shirt tomorrow.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Imagine Toys has CJ's imagination running Wild

What child does not love building blocks?

My 3 boys have all had their share of blocks as they grew. But CJ never had "his own" set. Most of his toys are hand me downs.

Recently, Christopher had the opportunity to receive his very own review box. He somehow *knew* the box was for him when it arrived.


$25 for $50 worth of desserts from David's Cookies

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We're sweet on: $25 for $50 worth of desserts from David's Cookies
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Purchase any Tyson Chicken Tender product and gas for your car, get a $5 Rebate !

Most children love Chicken nuggets.. It's sometimes the only thing they eat!

Tyson products are full of delicious white chicken meat and come in a variety of flavors

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When you fuel up your kids with Tyson Chicken Tenders AND fuel up your card
(between 5/28/12 and 9/30/12), you can receive a $5.00 rebate via mail.

Like the "DeliAnytime" page on Facebook, fill out the form and print your rebate form.

Also check out the DeliAnytime  website for recipes and kid friendly activities for summer long fun!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pinterest Monday Hop

UPrinting 250 Sticker Giveaway

Do you have a Home Based Business? Are you a baker or crafter extraordinaire?
Create your own custom made stickers and showcase your own style!

I am looking forward to creating some great labels for my blog !!
Once I receive them, I'll be sure to share them with you!


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Standard Stickers
250 pcs. 2" x 3.5" stickers
70lb Label Matte - Front Only Printing
4 Business Days Turnaround *Free shipping

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fun in the Sun at Honeymoon Island

We live in a wonderful location for beaches.
Clearwater beaches are renowned for white sand and tons to do...

While I have lived here in Palm Harbor for more than 13 years, I have never ventured out to Honeymoon Island State Park.

The beaches at Honeymoon Island State Park stretches for around 4 miles. We headed to the North Beach area and arrived just after 9am so the parking was amazing and
there were not too many people. That quickly changed...

There is more than just beaches at Honeymoon Island State Park, such as an interactive nature area, kayak and you can ferry over to beautiful Caladesi Island.

The last time we went to a beach, my youngest son was only a few months old and my now 6 yo disliked the sand. This was NOT the case today.

After getting things set up and sunscreen applied, the boys and my friend's girls, headed out to the water. It was -initially- cold but once you get about knee deep, the cold wears off and with the sun shining brightly, the water begins to feel really nice!

We stayed about 2.5 hours and after consideration and contemplating the cost per visit (the State Park actually charges admission, ours was $8.00 for our vehicle of 2 adults, and 5 children), I decided to purchase a year long family pass. This will allow us entrance without charge (up to 8 people over the age of 6). It also includes the beautiful sunset times, which I hope to maybe take the family out to the beach for a wonderful sunset this summer.

If you are ever in Pinellas County, in the Dunedin area, I would recommend heading out to this beautiful beach!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I really like today's "Daily Thought"

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I want to turn my brown thumb green with Whitney Farms.

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Shake, Rattle, & Roll! Giveaway Hop May 22- June 5th

The Shake, Rattle, & Roll Giveaway Hop features
variety of great products for kids of all ages!

Once you have entered to win here, be sure to visit all of the participating blogs at the bottom of this post!
Don’t forget to enter to win the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Grand Prize sponsored by Tommee Tippee! You will have the chance to win a Closer to Nature Audio Baby Monitor valued at $149.99!

Visit Formula Mom to Enter the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Grand Prize Giveaway!!

This giveaway is open to US Residents

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Monday, May 21, 2012

BloggerPR Kickoff Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the BloggerPR Kickoff Giveaway Hop!
We are celebrating the launch of BloggerPR, which is a brand new support and media group for bloggers. Over 50 blogs are giving away some amazing prizes valued over $25! This event will run from May 21-27, 2012. Join us as we kick off a brand new and exciting venture for our members!

This Giveaway is sponsored solely by me (Everyday Ramblings of My Life)

1 winner will enjoy a $25.00 Amazon GC
This giveaway is open up Worldwide!!
Code will be emailed to winner

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I have Samples to give

I have 17 Samples of this great Natural Product called:

I am grateful to a "Green" group that provides samples for me to share!

Some of my Cub Scout Parents are trying this product and
I received anough to share with some of my readers.

Now since I only limited amount of samples, the 1st 17 people who fill the form out below will receive 1 sample (good for 1 to 2 loads of laundry) of the Ecover Zero Natural Laundry Powder.
Any others who sign up after those 1st 17, can receive a coupon for $1.25 off a full size product (expires 12/31/12)

Now, about the product:
The powerful plant-based ingredients leave clothes clean without the use of phosphates or optical brighteners. It is suitable for all white and colorfast laundry and perfect for baby clothes.
Click here to Read More and for a list of ingeredients

Because I am shipping myself, I will be shipping samples to the Continental US.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Bear Scout no longer .. Off to Webelos we go!

Today my oldest hit another Scout milestone.
He received his Bear patch and is now heading to Webelos.
The Webelos rank (I&II) is the last rank in Cub Scouts.
There is so much to do, it takes 2 years to complete everything.

We had a great time. CJ had some break-downs, but all in all, the weather was beautiful, the shade was perfect, the food delicious and every single person had a great time!

I have immersed myself into scouts. I thought it was the "Dad" thing.
I am now the Advancements Coordinator, Secretary, Asst. Den Leader,
Event Coordinator and do Fundraising.

I still have 2 more years with Luke BUT, Anthony will become a new scout next year, so I begin another 5 year journey with him. And then if CJ decides to become a scout as well...

I am grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and the new experiences.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Waiting in the Dr.'s office

How long do you wait before speaking up?

I have been sitting and waiting to see a pediatrician for just shy of 1 hour.
This is the 1st time with the Dr in this practice and i am less than impressed.

After 20 minutes in the waiting area I spoke up. 10 minutes later we were brought to a room. Now its been almost 30 more minutes and here we wait.

I am becoming angry at this point. 1) because i have been waiting for so long and 2) I actually have a ton of items I must accomplish this morning.

I am grateful to have remembered an itouch or my 3 yo son would not be so cooperative ..

And now..... 1 hour .... No Dr. !!!!


Oh! So Pretty Hop - Blog Giveaway Event May 18-24th

Welcome to the Oh! So Pretty Hop hosted by How Was Your Day? and Saved By Grace.  All of the blogs below have joined forces to bring you beauty-related giveaways.  Each blog has a prize package of at least $25 worth of cosmetics, perfumes, and other beauty products.  Once you've entered here, be sure to hop along to all the others on the list.

I have for you over $60.00 in prizes.
This giveaway is for US Residents Only.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review Preview - Imagine Toys

Christopher received his very own review item today!

A wonderful box from Imagine Toys..

He knew exactly what the box was when he saw it sitting in the foyer..

Oh! So Pretty Blog Hop -Sponsor/Prize Spotlight

The Blog Hop begins at Midnight and I want to give you a prelude to the great prizes you can win!

NeoCell™ Super Collagen
7 oz Powder $15.95 Value
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Replenishing Cream by Skincare by Feleciai Lavender Scented - jar (ARV $40.00)
The Replenishing Facial Cream is doctor tested and really makes your skin feel fabulous. The ingredients include: organic shea butter, golden jojoba oil, argan oil and Ceramide 3.
Ceramides are the latest anti-aging and rejuvenating ingredient on the market. Many of the higher end facial products use Ceramides.

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, Very Black 800
Lash Blast's volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Big Fish Games Review and Giveaway

I love playing games. Whether it's on the PC, or a gaming system, it's just a stress break for me.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out a couple of games from Big Fish Games.

With hundreds of games to choose from, I was instantly drawn to the match 3 games online. I love times games, trying to get points and beat the clock. It's a brain stimulation exercise and a test of my mental reflexes.

I chose the game, Jewel Legends: Tree of Life. This PC games allows me 3 different choices within the game and without a full in-tact board, it's even more challenging. I like it alot!

Check out my video review of the game I chose.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dreamworks : "People Like Us" hits theaters June 29th

I am delighted that Hubby and I will be able to see an advanced screening of the movie "People Like Us", from Dreamworks. We both like Chris Pine and I feel like it's been a while since I have seen Michelle Pfeiffer in a movie, so I am looking forward to this Big Time!

Movie Synopsis:
From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had.

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Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Giveaway/R​eview

I suffer from muscle aches many times a week.
With 3 boys to chase after and being a hands on mom, sometimes, I do more than I should.

I was excited to try Noxicare Topical Cream for natural pain relief.

Before using this product, I read on the different types of uses for this cream. I was pleasantly surprised to read that it could be used for Tension headaches (can I get a bigger tube please), as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Saying Thank you .. on a Budget

My children are wonderful about saying "Thank You" when they are in public or at some one's house. They willing shell out Exuberant "Thank You's" at their birthday parties or when their grandparents bring them little gifts.

But as adults, sometimes those 2 words may fall by the side..

How do you say Thank You?

In some instances, this gesture could include a gift, say for Teacher Appreciation (Which happens to be this month). Do you write a note or a card and send it with your child? Purchase a small gift or provide a donation to the "parent representative" for a class gift?
If you have a shower (Baby, wedding, etc), do you sent the hostess something?

There are so many examples of who and when, but it's the fact that it's done, now that's important!

My children and I always try to find creative ways to say "Thanks!"
We draw pictures and make home-made cards.
It's not above the realm of possibility for me to make a meal or bake goodies to say thanks, as well.

Those words, Thank You, they are so powerful. Sometimes when I say it to a stranger opening a door, or even the cashier at the supermarket, they perk up, as if no one has said it all day. It can make a difference in some one's day.

Photo Credit: totaltrust

You don't have to spend an ounce of money to make someone smile. Your words, a kind smile, these are priceless.

Did you know, that when you are not in the best of moods, a good deed or a kind gesture, can change that? It's true.
Give it a try !!!

Thank You

As a contributor on  Living on Love and Cents in the Helping Others Section, Tara F brings ideas for Giving on a budget.. You can find out more about Tara and her ramblings at 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Phone Fetcher Review

This product is a lifesaver!
I am constantly just tossing my phone into my bag and while I "know" it's there, sometimes I feel like it hides from me.

The PhoneFetcher takes the stress out finding my phone. I gently push the plug into the headset area of my phone and then attach the other end to my purse. My phone is easily found whenever I need it!

This has come in handy for me when my purse has fallen over in the car. Contents have rolled onto the floor, but my phone is easily retrievable.

The PhoneFetcher attaches to your purse (strap), back pack, baby bag, belt loop, etc. and then to the earphone plug of a smart phone, itouch, iphone, mp3 player etc.

The stretchable bungee cord allows flexibility when texting or talking on your phone.

The Phonefetcher is perfect for when you are out and tend to leave your phone on a counter or table. If you leave it attached, your won't leave your phone!

The Phonefetcher comes in 8 fun colors!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Super WHY! Live You’ve Got the Power ~ Tour kicks off in selected cities in July

My CJ L♥ves Super Why !

Photo Credit: Wikimedia

All of my boys watch Super Why! My oldest still does.
We sing the songs and work out the problems in the stories.

This summer, Super Why! will be a live tour in select cities. Produced by S2BN Entertainment (who brought us Yo Gabba Gabba Live, which we saw, and many more ...), will kick off in Monroe, Louisiana on July 18th and visit 9 cities

The Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power! tour provides us with cutting-edge technology, visual effects and aerial stunts, Super WHY Live promises to keep your preschooler and YOU entertained.

Super Why, Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto and their puppy pal Woofster, will take you and your child on "larger-than-life, imagination-stimulating adventures".

You can find out more about the Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power! here

Wednesday, July 18
Monroe, LA
Monroe Civic Center – Jack Howard Theater
Friday, July 20
Birmingham, AL
BJCC Concert Hall
Saturday, July 21
Knoxville, TN
The Tennessee Theatre
Sunday, July 22
Memphis, TN
The Orpheum Theatre
Tuesday, July 24
Raleigh, NC
Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, July 25
N. Charleston, SC
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Friday, July 27
Atlanta, GA
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, July 28
Tampa, FL
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, July 29
Miami Beach, FL
The Fillmore