Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Christmas Tradition!

This month has gone by so fast, and I guess it’s because I have been super busy. School is finally over for the year, Christmas shopping is done, and now it is time to relax! I was going to do a wish list this year, but my biggest wish was fulfilled by getting my girls everything they wanted. So this year I will pass on my wish list and have a nice one for next year. I think I have started a new tradition with my family. Every year I want the girls to have something home made from either me or their Dad. This year the present came from me. I made them both a “No Sew Blanket”. 


It was simple to do and so much fun, not to mention they are so soft and warm. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open them up. My youngest loves blankets and has kept, and still plays with all her baby blankets. So this will be something she likes. So as we count down these last two days, I want to tell all my followers and readers: Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I will post again before the New Year all about my Christmas, so keep a look out for it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Update and Giveaway!

Happy Holidays to everyone! I just wanted to do a quick update on things that have been happening! I just finished up with the Hasbro Review and Giveaway. Congrats to Zestywonderland!
I love to help and bring Women together that have things in common. With us mothers it is good to find a place to share ideas and advice that we might not find elsewhere. If you are looking for a place that offers just that check us out at www.worldformoms.com!
We have a couple of Giveaways going on right now at www.WorldForMoms.com to show appreciation to our members!! If you are not a member yet, please feel free to join. It’s free and so much fun to take part in!!
Win a $15.00 Gift certificate to Ecomom.com: http://worldformoms.com/showthread.php?5817-1500-post-contest!
I’m still currently planning my wedding. I think I have decided on the colors and I’m very excited. The Date is set for April 30, and this one is in stone!!
With 11 days until Christmas my girls are very excited! I still have a lot of shopping to do and not a lot of time to do it in!!
What would an update be without a little giveaway??
So I will be giving away to one reader a copy of the book “Everything Christmas”!
I enjoyed this book, it has everything from recipes to activities you can do with your loved ones on and before Christmas.  This would also make the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer!


Check out my review below:
To enter in this contest comment on what you have left to do for Christmas or your holiday of choice.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hasbro Review and Giveaway: Cuponk and Girltalk { Ended}


What Shot You Got?

This month, Cuponk was named to the Toys R Us “Hot Holiday Toy List” and the Kmart “Fab 15.” Not a bad way to start the holiday season! We’d like for you to try this hot game and tell us what you think! Cuponk challenges players to come up with custom trick shots to show their skills and land the ball in the Cuponk cup.

My Thoughts: This game has been a big hit with my family. Girls and boys alike go crazy over this game. This game lets you get the competitive edge, but in a fun way. Watching the kids trying to get their own trick shots down is hilarious. This game is also not for kids, but adults as well who feel like a Kid at heart!


LOL Moments Shine

The giggles are uncontrollable when the Hasbro Girl Talk Games are out. These games are perfect for fun slumber parties and to keep those “lol moments” alive during the holiday season. Each Girl Talk game, including Dare Confetti, Sparkle Spots, and Sassy Sticks, gets girls and families talking, bonding, and laughing!

My Thoughts: This game brought back some memories for me. Playing this game with my little cousins and daughter made me remember back to the day where it was everything to go to a slumber party and play games. Whether it be truth or dare or just a simple board game. This was such a big hit with my girls that I have already bought a couple as Christmas gifts.





I was surprised to have these awesome extras in with the games. My youngest daughter loved decorating the tooth brush. We use Purell hand sanitizer all the time. The Emergen-C will come in hand this winter and I have yet to wrap presents so I haven’t used the Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller and refill back.  I’m excited for it, because I do a lot of wraping and I always want it to look neat a pretty!


Win It: Here is the best part! One of my readers is going to win the two games listed above and everything in the bonus pack!
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Congrats to Zestywonderland!
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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Ends December 10th 11:59PM (Est). A winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond after contacted by email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: I was sent product free of charge to review but was not compensated monetarily.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

On This Day I'm Thankful


Things I’m Thankful For

There are so many things I’m thankful for. To start off my list I’m thankful to have such a forgiving God! I know that all things are possible through him. He gave me life and I am thankful to be a child of God!
I am thankful for my parents. They sacrificed a lot to make sure that my sister and I had a good life. They made sure we were never without anything we needed, not only to my sister and me, but also to my family and our close friends. I get my caring personality from my parents and for that I am thankful.
I am thankful for Jess. It is awesome to have someone love you unconditionally. To be able to find someone that loves you the way God loves us is a true blessing for that I am thankful.
I’m thankful to have two beautiful daughters in my life. The best gift God could give to a mother is that of a child.
I am thankful for my family. My family has become my best friends. I have been through a lot in my life, and through every step my family has been there for me.
I am thankful for a chance to share with you everything I’m thankful for. God has used me in so many ways and for that I’m thankful to be able to witness his greatness to you.



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Orglamix Haul!

So I have done a review for Orglamix mineral makeup and I have to say I'm hooked. I have bought several products since then and I just wanted to share a few with you know from their Candy Glam line. These were only being sold for a limit of time around Halloween. I 'm so glad I was about to get my hands on these because the colors are to die for! The colors I received are:


ooh la la
frosted snowflakes
sweet tarte 
HD sky 
cabana boy (my favorite)




I'm so in love with these colors, and I'm glad they have been added to my collection! Stay tuned because I will have another Orglamix haul here soon!! 
With this purchase I also received two tubes of Sparkle glitter. I haven't used it as of yet, but I will here shortly.
I wasn't sure how to use it, but this is what Cheri sent to me about it: 

 EYES
Eyes are the most versatile canvas for sporting sparkle, thanks to liners, shadows, and add-ons that can stand alone for subtlety or be layered for drama. Keep these pro pointers in mind when adding spark to your stare.

Iridescent shadows make the most impact when concentrated on the ball of the lid, along the brow bone, or in the inner corners of the eye.

-Apply glitter to a creamy base—like concealer, foundation, or a cream eye shadow—then use a piece of scotch tape pick up stray flecks.

-Adhere crystals to the upper lash lines or the corners of the eye with eyelash glue.

-When using shimmery or flecked eyeshadows, always apply a primer first. This will keep the oil on your lids from dulling the sparkle.

-Choose your eyeliner formula depending on the wattage you want: Gels and liquids are more concentrated with sparkle while pencils have a more colorful base.

LASHES
A more adventurous way to adorn your eyes is adding flicker to your flutter. While there are pre-spangled lash sets available, you can also try these tricks.

-Spray false lashes with hair spray and then dip them into a superfine glitter, avoiding the base of the false lashes. (Be sure to let them dry and shake off the excess before applying.) For a toned-down version, spray them with a glitter-flecked hair mist.

LIPS
Creating dazzling smile can be as simple as a swipe of sparkly gloss. For more ways to add a kiss of sparkle to your lips, try these tips.

-Sparkly lipsticks are best reserved for nighttime when looks are more dramatic and reflections are more noticeable.

-For full-fledged glitter lips, press the glitter over tacky lips, and let everything set. Do not press or mash lips together.

-Mix shimmer into your favorite gloss or pat it into the center of your lower lip to make your pout appear plumper

NAILS
Sparkling nail polishes are especially popular this season. They're festive, flashy, and fun to experiment with. Optimize your fingertip flare with these expert suggestions.

-Apply crystals while nails are tacky and cover them with a clear topcoat.

-To sparkle-ize your favorite polish, funnel a teaspoon of fine glitter into the bottle and shake well.

-If you want to manually apply glitter to your nails, add a coat of clear polish over the base coat. This additional layer keeps nails smooth and helps hold glitter in place. After you apply the glitter, seal it in with a thick topcoat.

-Use cotton swabs to remove glittery nail polish. Their fibers are good for picking up and removing the tiny flecks.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How honored I am

How Honored I am

Before I came into this world you made the choice as a young man to fight for your country.
You joined the navy and became an air dale.
For that I am honored.
After serving your country, you took it a step further to serve your community by becoming a fireman.
For that I am honored.
You married my mother and helped bring me into this world.
You raised me with your values goals, and strong will.
For that I am honored.
You have touched many lives over the past years, some you may not even know.
For that I am honored.
There are things that happen to you in life that never strays from your mind, stories that you tell of things that have occurred through out your life.
There is a special person that I’m honored to know and one day be able to tell his story.
You are my Dad, friend, and my Hero.
And for that I am honored!
Happy Veterans Day 2010



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Update on Wedding Planning

So I have been planning my wedding for a while now. I have found that it is not an easy task. I have come up with a finale date and it will be the 30th of April 2011. I want it to be during the day because I want to have light finger foods for the reception. I’m not planning anything extravagant, just something simple like me. Will be a church wedding and I might also have the reception at the church (I’m still undecided) and my closest friends and family will the only ones attending.

I still can’t decide on my colors. I think we are going with pool and champagne, but that can still change. The best part yet is I have found the perfect wedding dress! I love everything about it, from the delicate bead work to the lace cap sleeves on it, to the long train behind it. It took a while to find it, but my mom did an excellent job! It is more then I could ever ask for. I will feel like a true princess walking down the isle in it.

I will have eight bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen (hopefully) and 1 junior bridesmaid. I’m so excited and can’t wait till the day. I’m not only excited about the wedding, but I’m excited to marry the man of my dreams. Not everyone will get a chance to meet their soul mate, but not only have I met him and I’m marring him! 

Great Site for Holiday Shopping

When shopping for this holiday season whether it’s for the perfect ring or just an outfit to wear out on the town it can become a stressful event. Instead of the hassle of fighting through crowds to find your purchase I suggest trying out Become.com. This site was founded in 2004 by founders Michael Yang and Yeogirl Yun, who is as well founder of mySimon. They have made it easy to find anything you need or want on one site. You can find a wide range of merchandise from a bolero Jacket to a three carrot diamond ring.
If you are looking for the perfect diamond ring they do offer a buying guide for diamonds. The site is easy to navigate and has everything broken down into categories. You can even search through each individual category by what color item you are looking for. If you are looking for a site that has everything you are looking for at your finger tips then I suggest taking a look through www.become.com.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review: Roba Dolce Gelato and Sorbetto


If you are tired of the boring plain bowl of ice cream, I have a treat to introduce to you that will tickle your taste buds! I was recently asked to do a review on Roba Dolce Gelato and Sorbetto. They’ve used real family recipes that had been used for generations to create authentic Italian gelato and Sorbetto. They have a variety of flavors from Dark Chocolate Chunk Gelato to Blood Orange Sorbetto. I would have to say that the Della Coconut has to be my favorite. The flavors and textures are smooth and to have the real coconut bits is a pleasant treat! Click here to check out a little bit about the company.

Gelato Flavors:
  • Raspberry Almond Fudge – red raspberries, dark chocolate chunks, crunchy almonds
  • Della Coconut – bits of shredded coconut
  • Dark Chocolate Chunk – flavorful cocoa from the Ivory Coast of Africa
  • Wild Berry – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
  • Summer Pistachio – crunchy pistachios
And their Sorbetto -
  • Di Limone
  • Mango Dream
  • Raspberry Berry
  • Blood Orange


Roba Dolce, which means “sweet stuff,” uses family recipes that have been passed down for generations to create real Italian taste.  Following the old world artisanal approach of an authentic Florentine gelato master and using imported Italian equipment, this gourmet dessert offers a bold, intense flavor and is the perfect anecdote for all of your holiday recipes.
Available in a variety of flavors at select locations nationwide.

With the flavors Roba Dolce have to offer our divine; it gives you many options to choose from and to work with in recipes. At a dinner party I had over the weekend, I served peanut butter cookies with the Della Coconut in the middle as a sandwich. My family can't get enough of it. They have gone through most of it already. I had to swat them away from the coconut just so I can have enough to make the cookies. I do want to mention that they don't sell it in my city, so if they don’t sale it in a store near you Click here to purchase and have it shipped. I will to say that Roba Dolce Gelato has been one of the best reviews I have done so far! This treat was loved by all! If you are having a holiday get together this Halloween Beloware a couple of recipes I think you will enjoy!  



Packaging - 5/5: Absolutely loved the packaging. The ice cream was shipped in a white reusable Styrofoam
cooler and packed on Dry ice. I was worried that the ice cream would be a little melted, but to my surprise it arrived to me rock hard and no signs of melting! The individual package on the Gelato and the Sorbetto is easy to open, and seals back tight to prevent any freezer burn.

Quality - 5/5: The quality of the Gelato is amazing. It is very rich and creamy. The flavors are melts in your mouth good. There is nothing confusing to draw you away from the actual flavor (no gimmicks). If it says coconut, you get real coconut and nothing less.
Price- 4/5: This product is a fair price, if its not in your area you are able to purchase it online at icecreamsource.com. The only draw back to that is the shipping is a little bit pricey.
Overall - 4/5: I think overall this is a real good product. It’s a nice treat that I don’t mind feeding to my whole family.

Recommend - YES! I’d definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a delicious refreshing treat!

Gelato Vampire Bats
Ingredients
  • 4 (3 1/2 inch) soft oatmeal cookies
  • 4 large Scoops of dark chocolate chunk Roba Dolce gelato
  • Assorted candies for decoration (Ex: candy corn, licorice whips, jellybeans, fruit rolls)

Directions
  1. For the bat wings, place cookies on a cutting board. Cut cookies into halves. Using a teaspoon, cut a slightly scalloped edge on the straight side of each cookie; set wings aside.
  2. For the body of the bat, place a scoop of the gelato on each of four serving plates. Using a knife make a cut about 1/2-inch deep on each side of the scoops of gelato.
  3. To assemble the gelato bats, insert the end of cookie wing into cuts on sides of Roba Dolce gelato scoops. Place so they look like wings. Decorate ice cream with candies to create the bat's face. Use licorice pieces for the ears, jelly beans for the eyes, candy corn for the fangs, or use your own imagination.
  4. Serve immediately or freeze for up to two hours before serving. Serves 4.

Roba Dolce Blood Orange Boo Beverage
Ingredients
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 pints of Roba Dolce blood orange sorbetto
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 18 miniature chocolate chips

Directions
In four batches, process the orange juice, milk, sherbet and bananas in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with whipped topping. Pipe a ghost shape on top of each beverage. Position chocolate chips for eyes. Serves 9.


Pumpkin Shaped Gelato Whoopie Pies
Ingredients
Pumpkin Cookies
  • 8 ounces butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 Filling
  • 2 cups Roba Dolce Coconut Gelato, softened
  • 1 bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels and/or sprinkles (optional)

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, raisins and flour. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
  4. Drop cookies by the heaping teaspoonful on to cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly browned around edges.
  5. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Cut cookies into pumpkin shapes with cookie cutter.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: “Yo Gabba Gabba!: Music is Awesome Volume 2.”

To help promote the Yo Gabba Gabba There’s A Party In My City Tour we are doing a review on the new CD “Yo Gabba Gabba!: Music is Awesome Volume 2.”   This CD fits right along with the TV show that currently comes on Nick Jr. This is a CD that is for the whole family. It provides your child with a whole array of different type’s music. I’ve really enjoyed doing this review, we listen to this CD in the car and we always have it on repeat! I know it is hard to explain exactly how much your child is going to love this CD, so I’ve made a little video of my girls enjoying the songs.


As you can tell the girls love Yo Gabba Gabba and can sing along to every song! As a Mom and a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba I would recommend this CD to anyone looking for a fun way to entertain their children be at home or in the car, this is the way to go!



FTC: I was sent these products by a PR firm for review purposes. I was not paid to do this review, nor does it alter my view on the product. As always, reviews are with my HONEST thoughts and opinions.

[B]Product info:[/B] “Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is Awesome Volume 2.”   Fans can enjoy a new, super radical compilation of music featured from Seasons I, II & III, YO GABBA GABBA! MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 hit shelves nationwide on August 31, 2010, timed with the launch of the live tour, KIA Motors Presents YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY. Jam-packed with Super Music Friends & all of the songs you’ve grown to love including those from Weezer, MGMT & Jimmy Eat World. A deluxe edition featuring bonus songs from the hit series will also be available on iTunes. Fans can get a sampling of the record with a free download of our favorite Super Music Friends – Weezer’s track “All My Friends Are Insects” at [url]www.yogabbagabba.com/freedownload[/url]
MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 is available on CD at Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and independent music retailers nationwide and for pre-order on Amazon (link below):
http://www.amazon.com/Yo-Gabba-Awesome-Exclusive-Sticker/dp/B003WHL9HQ

MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 is also be available digitally on all music services.  A deluxe edition with bonus tracks is now available for pre-order at iTunes (link below):
http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/yo-gabba-gabba-music-is-awesome/id388019174

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CLOSED: Quick Contest By: Agoo Apparel!

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CONGRATS TO GIRLX3 FROM WORLDFORMOMS.COM, SHE WON A FREE PAIR OF LEGGINGS!!

Agoo Apparel is promoting a HEALTHY HALLOWEEN HAPPINESS: TREAT YOUR KIDS TO SOMETHING HEALTHY.
What better way to help promote with a giveaway!
It is simple to enter. All you have to do is visit their site and come back to WorldsForMoms.com and let us know which is your favorite pair! If there is more then 1 pair you like, make a seperate post for your second favorite! At 11:59 October 21st we will randomly pick a winner from www.random.com!
They have a very cute selection of leggings for our little ones, so don't miss this contest! This order will ship before Halloween!
Also they are offering 50% off their two Halloween friendly Leggings use coupon code: 50offleggings

Quick Contest By: Agoo Apparel!
 
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