Friday, November 30, 2012

The Puppies Get Presents Too - @PetSmart Is The Place To Shop!

Our four legged friends are no exception when it comes to the holidays!  It simply would not be fair to leave them out of the presents and celebration, right?

Okay...I don't think it's, I always try to get a little something special for them to "open" on Christmas as well.  They are my furry four legged babies anyway!
PetSmart makes this type of shopping super easy and cost effective too!  
I don't want to spend a lot...especially since they are hard on their toys (they destroy them quickly)...but want to get them something they will have a blast playing with and that will of course make the kids smile too.
When this package arrived from PetSmart...which is just a sample of their HOLIDAY toys and products...I knew immediately that my dogs were going to be excited on Christmas morning to open these fun presents!
We received two things from their "Martha Stewart Pets" line...which included a Martha Stewart Pets™ Christmas Snowflake Dog Stocking and a 

Martha Stewart Pets™ Christmas Square Plush Dog Toys


ADORABLE, right?

We also received two toys from their "Pet Holiday" line.  The Santa PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe® Vinyl Christmas Toys and the PetHoliday™ by Grreat Choice™ Plush Elf both have squeakers...which my dogs go crazy for.  The elf is plush and the Santa is a chewy plastic.  Both of which will be HUGE HITS with my dogs!!

CLICK HERE to see their entire selection of HOLIDAY products, perfect for your favorite four legged friend too!  Who knows...maybe Santa will be leaving them a sweet PETSMART treat under the tree this year too!

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Christmas Music For Your Kids - "Sunny Christmas" by Renee and Jeremy

Do you want to get your kids into the Christmas spirit?
Want to see their faces light up, as they hear upbeat & fun holiday time music?
Do you want to hear your kids JOYOUS voices be singing loudly to songs they have a blast singing to?

I have a CD you need to consider buying for your kids & yourself to enjoy, as you are strolling in the car this holiday season or to play around your house as you're getting out the decorations...

This FUN FILLED CD "Sunny Christmas" by Renee & Jeremy will provide your kids just the perfect "Christmas Time" music!

Great harmonious voices, fun beats, jingle bells and all...even you parents will enjoy listening and singing along as well!!

CLICK HERE to learn more about what I'm talking about & get yourself set, with music, for the holidays for your family.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coolibar Spring 2013 Collection - SNEAK PEEK

Living in Southern California..we can spend time at the beach year round.  Are you jealous?  I love that!  I love that, because we live in a climate that cools a little but not a lot in the fall and winter months, spending time outside (in general) is a year round thing.  
But that also means that SUN EXPOSURE is a year round thing too.

I've told you before and I'll say it again, I LOVE Coolibar products.  Not only because they are super cute and perfect for our outdoor play time.  But also because they have UPF 50+ built into the fabric of their products.  This protects our entire family's precious skin...while we have a blast playing in the sunshine.
I received a sample of the 2013 Spring Collection...
The Print Sun Sarong in Berry Floral, which I absolutely love!  
This Sarong is perfect for poolside or even beach side time. 
Plus, I love the versatility, because it can be a skirt style wrap and a full body dress wrap.  

CHECK OUT the full line of Coolibar products, including their 2013 products!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Start 2013 Out With Clean Carpets - Thanks to @Petsmart's Pawsitively Clean Rentals #GIVEAWAY

If you're a pet owner...answer me this questions, "Do you have spotless carpets?"  "Would you lay on your floor, rub your face into the carpet and then go on about your day...or would you feel like you needed a shower afterwards?"
I know from experiences that pets track in all sorts of things on their feet.  There is no way to avoid it.  Dirt, outdoor fragments from the yard, even sometimes nasty things we don't like to talk about.  If you are a pet owner with a family...keeping your carpets clean (for your little ones to play on) might be quite a challenge, right?
Well...GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!  PetSmart now offers "Pawsitively Clean" Bissell Carpet Cleaning Machine Rentals, that clean better and dry faster too!  This might offer you the freedom to clean when you need to and not have to fret so much over the appearance or cleanliness of the carpeting in your home.
I am so excited about these new rentals...I get to offer (1) of my lucky readers their chance to enter to win a (1) Coupon for a 24 hour "Pawsitively Clean" Bissell Carpet Cleaning Machine Rental


I cannot wait to use the coupon I received (for a free rental and product cleaner) that our carpets will be sparkling clean to start out the new year!  
Might you consider too?  
At only $24.99 (for a 24 hour rental), you can get a lot of carpets cleaned and freshened by then!

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Give A Gift And Let Monkeez Makes A Difference!

Who doesn't love SOCK MONKEEZ?  I mean, I grew up with these awkward, yet adorable little creatures...made from a sock!  You can't help but smile when you see them and you just want to hug and squeeze them.  Kids of all ages and sizes love Genuine Monkeez...
So what happens when you mix a product like Monkeez with causes that can truly make a difference to this world?  AN AWESOME CAUSE TO SUPPORT!!
Monkeez Makes A Difference is a great way of teaching your kids the importance of philanthropy and helping others.  It's the first-of-its-kind innovative and interactive experience that teaches children the importance of helping others through kid-friendly tools including the best selling Genuine Monkeez and Friends plush characters, online games, real-life Do Good challenges and a special donation on a child's behalf to one of three nationally renowned charities of his or her choice.
We received two adorable Genuine Monkeez...and I can't wait to have the girls practice giving back in this fun online environment.  Especially since the kids can select the charity they want to contribute to...because Monkeez Makes a Difference donates 10 percent of the wholesale cost on their behalf.  SUPER COOL!  I love this idea!

Have I caught your interest?  Want to learn more?  Their products retail from $2.99-$100 and are available at and independent retailers across the country.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"The Gift Of Christmas" from @chickensoupsoul - Great Holiday Gift!

Don't you love hearing people's stories about their HOLIDAY's past?  
Watching old Christmas movies for cherished memories sake?  
Getting all warm and fuzzy thinking about the holidays coming?  

The decorations, the songs of the season, the giving, the reason we celebrate, and the JOYFUL moments of Christmas' arrival?

I am excited that Chicken Soup for the Soul didn't forget about this special time of the year and even has a book, a collection of stories to spread the joy of the holidays...that's just waiting for you to add to your SPECIAL holiday MUST READS!

Chicken Soup for the Soul "The Gift of Christmas" is a special collection of stories that will share the magic of Christmas with your family!  Offering entertaining stories of miracles, family reunions, charity, the wonder of children, the joy of giving, and religious traditions too.

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Vintage And Humor - Great Gifts For MOM!! #giveaway

Don't you love seeing vintage products?  There's something nostalgic about seeing old ads, especially those with a touch of HUMOR added!!

Being a mommy is not an easy job, but if you are able to "make light of it" sometimes, and just laugh...then it makes it a whole lot more fun.

I was so excited to receive a couple products from:
They offer a huge catalog of products that take humor and vintage pictures, mix them up together, print them out on products of all shapes and sizes, and then they offer them to purchase for those special mom's in your life that could use a laugh or two.
I received one Anne Taintor Towel – Caption: “because I’m the mother…that’s why".  Honestly, as a mother, I love it! It's totally something I will use in my kitchen...and every time I read it...I will giggle to myself.  My kids even thought it was funny!
I also received Two (2) Anne Taintor Mini Trays – Captions: born to be wild"
Both of these trays would make adorable treat plates for a bunco party or women's social event.

Would you be interesting in winning the same gift set I received?  

YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS COMPANY!!  CLICK HERE & I promise you that, if you're a mommy with a sense of humor, you'll at least giggle looking through their online catalog.  And to me, laughter is the best form of medicine!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

A Great Gift for You Cat And Dog Lovers From @chickensoupsoul

I love my dogs!!  As I know...many people loves their cats just as much too!  I have so many stories from the ones we currently love on and live with...and the ones we have loved in the past, I could probably write a book.  Whether or not someone would read it...who knows...but I love the them all the same.

I was excited to see that Chicken Soup for the Soul has written a book with the "soul purpose" of making those of us that are dog or cat owners & lovers, giggle out loud at some of the crazy antics and stories about "canine and feline" companions.
"Chicken Soup for the Soul - I Can't Believe My Dog Did That", shares over 101 stories about these adorable canine family members.  You will giggle as you hear, "What has that dog done now"?  From alpha dogs to dogs that hide under the bed...dogs that eat wood to dogs that catch fish, these stories will not only give you a giggle, but chances are, you'll see a glimpse of your own dog through some of the silly & crazy stories.
"Chicken Soup for the Soul - I Can't Believe My Cat Did That", shares over 101 stories about our cuddly feline friends.  From cats that save, to cats with nine lives.  From cats that diagnose cancer to cats that care for the sick.  Again, you'll see a glimpse of your own cat through some of these amazing and uncanny stories.

These books would make excellent Christmas gifts for those of your friends and family that have a special four legged friend!!
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Bring Some PERSONALITY To Your Holiday Meals - With A Baby Bib!

Everyone loves sitting around the table during the holidays!  As the entire family gathers to share their love, make new memories and cherish those from holidays past.  For parents and grandparents, having those "little" people sitting around the table make the memories even more SPECIAL.

So why not add even more charm to this holiday's gathering by getting your "little one" a bib that will make everyone giggle, chuckle and smile too.
I received a few samples of Embelle Baby "Seasonal Bibs".
I was "Ooing and Awwing" myself about the down right adorableness of these bibs.  I could already picture an adorable chubby faced baby (to bad I don't have one to try them on), wearing one of these bibs, with mashed potatoes all over their face...giggling while everyone enjoyed their holiday meal.

You just can't deny...these bibs are ADORABLE!

The best part about it...their HOLIDAY OUTFIT underneath will remain clean from being covered by such cuteness!!

Seriously...these bibs are super cute, reasonably priced, boutique quality and can be purchased at retailers near you!  CLICK HERE to see where you can get one for your little "Elf" or "Santa".  Trust and your entire family are going to love them!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The "BUBBLE GUPPIES" In Time For Christmas?? YES!! @nickjr

I am so excited to announce that...this year, after all the waiting and anticipating...the "BUBBLE GUPPIES" toy line is being introduced, just in time for Christmas gifting, for you parents to PURCHASE for your little "BUBBLE GUPPIES" fans!

That's right...get them while they are HOT!
How excited will your kids be on Christmas morning to wake up and find plush "Gil", "Molly" and even "Bubble Puppy" under the tree?  
We received a plush Gil and Molly Doll!  
These are great...and it's about time, cause we've been WAITING!
You can also purchase their DVD... (CLICK HERE)
And their all new Nintendo DS game... (CLICK HERE)

So now, your kids can watch (over and over again), play with and even SLEEP with their favorite "Bubble Guppies" friends!

I have a feeling these "Bubble Guppies" plush products are going to be SOLD OUT in stores, because there has been such a wait for parents and children a HURRY and get your orders in now!

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This Song...May It Bless You Today!

The words of this song always speak to I wanted to share with you today!
May you be filled with the peace, love and security GOD offers to us...for free!  
Because nothing compares to HIS embrace!  

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let Your Kids Watch Santa Feed His Reindeer...

My kids are hooked!!  
Literally hooked on a website, where they can watch SANTA feed the his very special, very important, hard working reindeer...all the way at the North Pole!
CLICK HERE to check it out!!

TRUST ME...this site is at least worth looking at once, this holiday season, with your kids...

I was not paid to post about this website!  I was not compensated at all by posting about this site!

Friday, November 23, 2012

If This Doesn't Get Your In The Christmas Mood...

I honestly don't know what will!
Seriously...that was amazing, right?  
Isn't it awesome what people can do with their voices!  

There you go...passing along a little Christmas get yourself some hot chocolate, a cozy fire to cuddle around and enjoy the true reason behind while we celebrate this time of the year!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!

We all have so much to be thankful for...
I pray you have a blessed & truly wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Let Your Kids CELEBRATE Christmas With SPONGEBOB!

Christmas will be here before we know it...which means that, the things our kids love to watch on the TV, are "Christmas" related, right?  It's part of what gets the kids excited about the upcoming holiday, the giving and the receiving of presents, and all the fun memories created during these special holiday months.

So why not let your kids spend a little time, celebrating Christmas with Spongebob Squarepants?  

arrived on our doorstep and I'll admit, it's the first Christmas movie we will be watching this year.

CLICK HERE to order this movie for your family to the holidays approach us!  Maybe this will become a yearly classic for your holiday viewing pleasure!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Asking For Prayer Today...

I will be going through something today, that I definitely need a lot of prayer to make it through!  I am, believe it or not (since I am typically a very public person), a very private certain areas of my life, and because of that...try to keep personal things PERSONAL.
But I would like to ask...if you're a reader that believes in the power of prayer, that you lift me up today in your prayers.  Just knowing that people are praying will make a huge difference in my day today...regardless of the outcome!

1 John 5:14-15 
And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Philippians 4:6-7 
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 50:15 
And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me." 

Psalm 145:18 
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas - Don't Be Bored Weekend

Want to fill your weekend full of fun "Thanksgiving themed" activities for you & your kids?  Get your table top decorations ready for the week's festivities...with some of these simple & fun ideas!

Your kids will love seeing their work displayed proudly, as you remember all the things you are truly thankful for!
Source: via Joanna on Pinterest

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Give The Gift Of Hickory Farms This Christmas...#WIN THIS #GIVEAWAY

When the holidays arrive...entertaining friends & family becomes the ultimate treat!  Baking goodies, getting platters and trays of appetizers on the counter tops and lots & lots of cooking! 
 Who doesn't like to eat during this time of the year??

Hickory Farms has always been a company I've used not only personally (to host and entertain with), but also to gift my Grandparents & extended family with baskets of delicious goodies, instead of typical store bought presents.  They have never failed to be fully satisfied with the gifts...and their taste buds thank me too!
I was so excited to be chosen as a "Hickory Farms Mom" for the holidays!!
The "Tastes Of The Trade Tool Bag" arrived today and as soon as my kids saw the summer sausage...the begging "to indulge" began!
My kids love Hickory Farms Summer Sausage.  It's a huge treat in our house, this time of the year, and they were beyond delighted to see that we received two in this fun gift set.
We also received two different cheeses (jalapeno and cheddar), a bag of holiday spiced almonds and two boxes of yummy crackers!  YUMMY!

Would you be interested in WINNING This "Taste of the Trades Tool Bag" Gift Set?  (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Winner will receive this...if they are chosen winner!


Thank you Hickory Farms!  Our Thanksgiving will be a lot more delicious thanks to your fantastic sampler of holiday delights!  My kids are very pleased too!

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Fabulous Fashionable Fall Friday...

As fall is nearing an end...and winter is in plain sight, I was curious what were your favorite 

Did you have a great pair of boots?
Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

Was it a fabulous pair of skinny jeans?

Maybe a hip scarf?

How about a ruffle cardigan?

Whatever it was, I am sure you rocked it!  Now...on to winter!! 

Break out those sweaters, jackets and snow boots!  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Need A Giggle? This Is Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day!

Gotta love seeing a child, with early become something great when they grow up!  
This kid can move and groove, and he's only two!
How cute is that?  
Did you smile?  
I got tired just watching him go...
Hope you all have a fantastic day today!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Celebrate Your Birthday With "FREE" Gifts...

I came upon an awesome website that has sorts of "FREE" offers for you...on your birthday!!

CLICK on the link above, so you can check out this great resource of "all things free" for your birthday!

Sounds like a fun way to celebrate to me...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Guess Who's Turning 2 Today...

Two years ago today...a puppy was born in Ohio, that was destined to become a part of our family! Though her conception may have been an accident...we know that GOD had a special plan for her life anyway!  It was meant to bless us...

We love her so much!
Help us wish JADE...a Happy 2nd Birthday! 
And we wave goodbye to the puppy years & say hello to the good doggy years! 

We love you JADE!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dinner Tonight Offered Mommy Some "PEAS OF MIND"!

Do you have kids that refuse to eat their veggies?  Thankfully, our kids are actually really good vegetable eaters...however, there are times when I wish I could get them to eat more than they already do!
I was introduced to a company that has veggies on their mind...and they use them, in the most creative way, to provide mom's some "PEAS OF MIND" when they are serving a hot meal to their family!
Peas Of Mind "Veggie Wedges" appealed to my oldest daughter's sight at first when we found them at the Super Target.  So we went with the Cauliflower ones.
They are really easy to heat up, I salted them to flavor and I served them up on our dinner plate.  
Guess what?  Everyone ate them!  Only the oldest one though they tasted "different".  He didn't say bad...just different and he did eat them all off his plate.

I think we will be buying more of these "Peas of Mind" products...since it was so easy to offer the kids their vegetables in a form they all enjoyed eating!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Peas of Mind Products & where you can purchase them for your family to taste test!

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