Month: October 2011

$1,000 Cash *Giveaway*

$1,000 Cash *Giveaway*

I’m super excited to be participating in the $1,000 Cash Giveaway!  Be sure you follow and visit all of the wonderful blogs involved-many are my good friends! 🙂 One lucky winner will get a head start on their  shopping (or splurge on yourself at a […]

What to do with Photo Christmas Cards

What to do with Photo Christmas Cards

It’s definitely the time of year to be turning your thoughts towards the holidays-or at least the preparations for them! Fall is the perfect time to get your holiday cards out of the way, photo shoot done, cards ordered, and if you begin addressing them […]

Burts Bees Sensitive Skin Line *Review & Coupons*

Burts Bees Sensitive Skin Line *Review & Coupons*

This might come as a little shocking but for someone who cares a lot about their makeup routine I usually use nothing but water and a wash rag to clean my face at night–yepp, you heard me right!

The reason for this is that it seems like once I got out of my teen years the stuff for oily skin made my cheeks all dry and patchy, while most “combination skin” products left me with teenage zits all around my nose–yuck. So it was just good old water for me.

The Burts Bees Sensitive Skin Facial Cleaner and Moisturizer didn’t leave me with either of the above problems-I was so impressed! My skin just feels soft and clean. An extra bonus is that it did a great job of removing the heavy duty new mascara I just bought! The fact that it is 99% natural is great too, I don’t have sensitive skin myself, but the fact that both of my kids have eczema has really opened my eyes to being careful about what I’m putting on my and their skin!

Thanks to BzzAgent I have several $1 off coupons as well as samples for the Burts Bees Natural Skin Care Line, they also offer Night Cream and Eye Cream in the line as well! Just leave a comment if you’d like me to mail you a coupon or sample! 

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What do you normally use to wash your face with? Have you ever tried Burts Bees? Do you like them or not?

Winnie The Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray *Giveaway*

Winnie The Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray *Giveaway*

When I was growing up some of my all time favorite movies was the classic Winnie The Pooh VHS ones! Piglet was always my favorite character, though I loved them all. My mom kept the VHS tapes and all this summer Amber has come to […]

Man Shoes *Review & Giveaway*

Man Shoes *Review & Giveaway*

Man Shoes is the story of Tom Watson’s challenging and inspirational life. Although it is an autobiography it is written in a style that is engaging and extremely easy to read. I found the things that happened in his life and the people that helped […]

Married Mom, Solo Parent — A Life Changing Read

Married Mom, Solo Parent — A Life Changing Read


There are few books that I’ve read that have actually impacted me to the point of changing my life and thinking. In fact other than the Bible I can only think of three other books that have done this for me–this book is that kind of a book! As many of you know I have been a Married Mom, Solo Parent for the past almost 7 months now-8 if you include the time away in Florida spent in training.

The truth is, though, I’ve been a solo parent several different times since Amber was born-that’s just the nature of military life.

Throughout this deployment I’ve struggled with explaining what I’m going through or even what term to use to call myself. I used “single mom” in quotations but that never seemed right–as I’m *not* single, I’m married, but I’m most definitely alone in raising my children. I love the phrase married mom solo parent and Carla hits the nail slam down hard on so many different topics of this lifestyle. There were a few things I couldn’t completely relate to–but almost through the entire book I found myself wanting to yell, Yes yes!!!! You understand, that is so me!” What a blessing and what a challenge and what a help this book has been to me over the past few weeks. She is not afraid to lay things out and just plain out straight tell it how it is, no mincing words, no smoothing over feelings, no avoiding the toughest of topics. This book is a must read, most definitely for every woman who has an absent husband, but even for any mom. I passed this along to my own mom to read (who has not been apart from her husband for more than a week in their 25+ years of marriage) and she was challenged and very blessed by it as well. You will not regret reading this book!

You can purchase Married Mom, Solo Parent On Amazon Here–it’s just $2.99 for the Kindle Format!

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Unique Affordable Marketing for your Small Business

Unique Affordable Marketing for your Small Business

In addition to being a *fabulous* blogger (please note a very teasing tone right there 😉 ) busy mommy, and military spouse, I am also the administrative assistant for Mommy Bag Marketing Inc. I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but perhaps you’ve found yourself […]

fibi & clo sandals *Review*

fibi & clo sandals *Review*

First off I want to know what girl alive doesn’t enjoy cute shoes?! I’m not what I would consider as a “shoe person” all in total I only own about 10 pairs-including older ones that I never wear. I have a cousin who has 300+ […]

The Mighty Macs *Review*

The Mighty Macs *Review*

Several of my favorite movies are ones that are based upon true events. I love that “the truth is often stranger than fiction” and more inspiring too! I especially love sports movies that are based on true events and underdogs that rise to the challenge! The Might Macs is just such a movie, and I was thrilled to be invited to do a pre-release screening of it! It provided great family friendly entertainment that was light and fun. I thought that the transitions of attitude in the movie were rather abrupt, and wish we had gotten to know all the girls on the team as individuals a little better. The quality of acting and production, as well as the rest of the storyline were top notch, however. The humor in it was also on point and very cute. All in all it was a very entertaining and good movie, and I would highly recommend going and seeing it in theaters when it releases on October 21st. We need to strongly show Hollywood that these kinds of movies are what we want more of! Check out The Mighty Mac Website Here to view the trailer, “Like” the Movie on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check out their additional videos on Youtube

Happy Movie Watching!

Out of Control by Mary Connealy *Review*

Out of Control by Mary Connealy *Review*

As I’ve mentioned before my absolutely favorite genre is Christian Historical Fiction Romance. (say that 10 times fast, just kidding) anyways, my favorite books usually fall into this category, but oftentimes they all start to read the same after a bit. I’m so excited that […]