Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Costume Squad Review and Giveaway


Another great tshirt giveaway is going on here. Costume Squad has some great funny tshirts. It was really hard to chose which one I wanted. I loved all the halloween costumes they had also. So I'll be sure to keep them in mind when fall rolls around again! I picked the Charlie Brown Tshirt. I figured I could wear it while trick or treating with a one year old and be comfortable. Cute, huh?




Now for the giveaway. One lucky reader has the chance to win a tshirt of their choice! All you have to do is go to Costume Squad and tell me which one you pick if you were to win. That simple. This is mandatory to enter. If you don't do the mandatory entry then all extra entries will be deleted! And please leave an email address in atleast one of your entries so I will be able to contact to you if you win! Thanks and Good luck!

Extra Entries:

  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) 2 entries
  • Like Costume Squad on Facebook 1 entry
  • Like me on Facebook 2 entries
  • Follow me on Twitter 2 entries
  • Follow me on Blog Frog (Left sidebar) 2 entries
  • Post my button on your blog 10 entries
  • Post this giveaway on another link 5 entries (Please leave a link back to me)
Winners cannot have won a shirt from us or have been sent a shirt for promotional purposes in the last 90 days or own a blog of their own.

And as required, I was not compensated for this review. I did recieve a tshirt for review purposes. This giveaway will end on April 19th at 12 am est time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March is National Nutrition Month


March is National Nutrition Month and there´s no better time than now for you and your family to commit to more wholesome snacking options.

Luckily, Yoplait is here to help! To give Yoplait a hand in expanding its community on Facebook, and to keep up with all the exciting news and offers we have in store for fans, be sure to use this link to "Like" Yoplait on Facebook today. Encourage your readers to do the same and you could win a fantastic Yoplait Prize Pack in our sweepstakes!

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to `get your snack on´ with Yoplait this March!
Start spring off right with Yoplait Light´s Two Week Tune Up Plan - Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to Yoplait.com for full diet details.

Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women´s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!

Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One - Yoplait Fiber One´s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won´t break your calorie bank.

Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt - With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.

End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait - Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that´s 100 percent guilt-free.

*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

"Like" Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.*** Don´t forget to ask your readers to become fans too!

My plans are eat Yoplait as recommended to see if I can lose 5lbs in 2 weeks. It's delicious so this should be an easy 5!

***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

I was in no way compensated for this post. I do have the chance to win a prize provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Poor tippers

As you know, I work in a restuarant. And if you've ever worked in one you know how hard it is. A friend of mine wrote this article and it was published in a local paper. I think it's well thought out and he was a lot nicer about his tactics than I would have been. Please read....

I am an 11-year veteran of the service industry, and I enjoy making my guests’ dining experience pleasurable. It gives me great pride to send people on their way happier than when they came into my restaurant. I give it my all to exceed their expectations.

I have worked in restaurants all over the Southeast, but I am really troubled with the general disregard a substantial amount of people in this town has when it comes to tipping.

If you tip 15 percent to 20 percent or better, please stop reading now. We thank you for your support. For the rest of you, please read on. I hope that this tipping malaise is just an “ignorance is bliss” situation.

On average, servers make $2.13 an hour. If you can figure out how to live on $85.20 for a 40-hour work week before taxes, please write a response and explain.
Tips are how we pay for tuition, rent, gas, etc. At the end of each shift, servers have to tip out bussers, bartenders and hostesses based on a fixed percentage (5 percent) of sales, not tips.

For example, if your party rings up a tab of $100, it costs the server $5 to wait on your table. If you tip the national average of 15 percent, your server clears $10. However, if you tip the unacceptable 5 percent Gadsden average, that same server makes nothing. Theoretically, if you tip less than 5 percent, your server has to pay money just to wait on your party.

You are better than that, Gadsden. Please help remedy this situation.

Being a server is hard. It is quite difficult and stressful to be at the beck and call of 20 people at once, but we do it all day, every day. If you can afford to go out for dinner, can’t you also afford at least a 15 percent tip? Isn’t that worth you not having to cook at home, clean up the mess and wash the dishes? All we are asking for is a little gratitude for the services rendered.

Philip Lett
Gadsden

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Would you like some "Whine" with your cheese?

What a hectic week! For those of you who do not know, I returned to the work force. Surviving on one income just wasn't doing it. It was WAY to much pressure on my husband and on myself. I like nice things and who doesn't? So I got back on the horse and decided to start serving again. *sigh* Three weeks later, I'm asking what in the world was I thinking? For those of you who have never had the pleasure of working with the public, I recommend you try it atleast once! It will totally make you a better person.

Let me refresh you of my week.

Week ONE:
Started training. Like I didn't know who to wait on people. Hello, I'm a mother and a wife! Training wasn't so bad. I just had to learn the new menu and the computer system.

Week 2: Aka Hell Week!
Started on the floor all by lonesome self. No friends and a little unconfident. Maybe it showed a little because all of my co-workers were so mean and horrible. I was called everything but a white girl. If I had a question, everyone would ignore me unless they needed help carrying something to one of their tables. And of course, me being a team player helped them. I know working in a restuarant can be intense. I've done it for over 10 years. And I thought I was pretty good at it. I've been complimented by many guest to my manager. And even have repeat customers after being there a week. All of my managers love me. I just couldn't jive with the other servers. My hubby told me they were jealous. I laughed! I'm still sitting here kind giggling over the fact that maybe some of these #$@&%'s would be jealous about. That's what I call them now. #$@&%'s. You can use your imagination.

So after 5 days of pure hell. I had a mental breakdown! I started sobbing. And I mean I had one those cries where you have snot running out of nose and your face is all read and wet kinda cries. So the managers call me into their office and wonder what in the heck is wrong with me. In between sobs I explained to them. They told me to give it a week and the problem would be solved. So, I gave it a week. After all, I decided to put my big girl panties on just hang in there.

Week 3:
Total silence. From what I heard from maybe 2 of the 50 people that work there, I was told that the Big Guy called everyone into his office indiviually and snapped! Apparently, this isn't the first time that this happened. I'm just the only one that talked to superiors about it BEFORE they quit. So now that everyone is ignoring me. I'm having such a better week. I would rather be ignored than be treated like something less than human. So week 3 has been so much better. Maybe next week, they'll start talking to me. Who know and who cares. I'm trying not to be bitter but after all I am only human.

Monday, February 14, 2011

NachoMama Tee Review and Giveaway

If anyone knows me, then they know that I am going to show up in jeans and a tshirt. I'm not much for dressing up. Although, I do like to to every once in awhile just to keep my husband on his toes. That's why I was so excited about the opportunity to review a NachoMama tshirt. They offer such a variety of shirts to choose from. And I had such a hard time but finally decided on one.


I decided that my husband needed this. What can I say, "I'm such a giver"! It took me forever to decide on something because the variety is incredible! They have something for everyone! They have Funny tshirts, Vintage tshirts, 80s tshirts, Custom tshirts, Crazy tshirts, Cool tshirts and Funny shirts. I believe that about covers it. If your looking for a nice quality tshirt then Nachomama's is the place to shop. The owner of Nachomama is also the owner of CrazyDog Tshirts.

Now for the giveaway. One lucky reader has the chance to win a tshirt of their choice! All you have to do is go to Nachomama Tees and tell me which one you pick if you were to win. That simple. This is mandatory to enter. If you don't do the mandatory entry then all extra entries will be deleted! And please leave an email address in atleast one of your entries so I will be able to contact to you if you win! Thanks and Good luck!

Extra Entries:

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  • Like Nachomama Tees (aka Crazy Dog) on Facebook
  • Like me on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter
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Winners cannot have won a shirt from us or have been sent a shirt for promotional purposes in the last 90 days or own a blog of their own.

And as required, I was not compensated for this review. I did recieve a tshirt for review purposes. This giveaway will end on Feb. 28th at 12 am est time.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winner!!

A winner has been chosen for the RelaxZen shots giveaway using Random.org. The winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

#7
SubtleSouthernSnapshots said...

I look forward to the night.
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Found you via the Retail Therapy Lounge Blog Hop. Now following.


Congratulations!! Thanks to all who entered!! I'm very grateful!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Crazy Dog Tshirt Review and Giveaway


Who doesn't like a T-shirt? Their comfy! And who doesn't like a T-shirt that makes a statement? I know I can be pretty sassy sometimes so why not wear something to reflect my personality! Thats where Crazy Dog Tshirts comes into play. I was lucky enough to pick out a shirt and offer a lucky reader the chance to win one too! Can't get better than that! The variety of shirts they offer are incredible. They have funny, vintage, custom, 80's themed tshirts. You name it, they probably have a shirt for it! And since I'm a huge fan of the show, "The Office". My heart had to go with one those shirts. I picked the "Run for the Cure" Tshirt.


A little History on Crazy Dog:
Back in 2004 (also referred to as "the day"), CrazyDog Owner and CSO (Chief Snacking Officer), Bill, started CrazyDog as an eCommerce project in the dark dormroom hallways of Ithaca College. Forgetting to take down the website, orders kept coming in, and Bill kept filling them, working out of his moms basement for a year or 2 before she stopped making him Meatloaf and told him he better start leasing the space or she'd stop making his bed and folding his laundry. Not long after that we started leasing space in the artsy Village Gate in our hometown of Rochester, NY; home of Genesee Beer, Garbage Plates, and a really nice water reservoir. Several years later our space is 7000 square feet of pure awesomeness; and we run the joint will a staff of 6 who love every minute of it.

Are you looking for a special gift for that hard to please someone in your life and don't want to spend a fortune doing it? Go shop at Crazy Dog Tshirts and I'm sure you'll find something for that certain someone here.  **And please note, you MUST NOT have won anything from Crazy Dog Tshirts in the past 90 days.**

Do you want to win one these fantastic shirts? This is what you have to do.

Mandatory Entry~ Go to Crazy Dog Tshirts and tell me which shirt you would pick if you won. (Must be under 18.00). That's it. This is mandatory if you want to win. All extra entries WILL NOT count if this is not done!

Extra Entries~
  1. Like Crazy Dog on Facebook. (1 entry)
  2. Follow Crazy Dog on Twitter (1 entry)
  3. Follow me via Google Friend Connect. (2 entries)
  4. Like moi on Facebook (1 entry)
  5. Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
  6. Use the button below to Tweet about this giveaway (2 entries)
  7. Post my button on your blog. (5 entries)

Good Luck!!
Giveaway will close on February 13th 11:59 pm. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.


Disclaimer: I received a Tshirt for review purposes only, no other form of payment was received, these are only my opinions and others may vary.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CMT's Working Class






I had the opportunity to preview a new CMT situation comedy called "Working Class" which stars Ed Asner, a cranky war veteran and Melissa Peterman, a zany single mom of three. I'm not a big fan of this kind of silly humor. I'm more of a sarcastic kind of girl.

WORKING CLASS focuses on Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to "the good life" is harder than she thought.



She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only "career" prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he's also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he's not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself, and approaching each day with a touch of working class.

As Barbara Jean, Melissa Peterman was a hoot playing a ditzy blonde. She had a bunch of witty one-liners. But with all the integerity I have, it's just like all the other shows on television. I would have loved to have seen something original but it was fair. I really love Ed Asner so in my opinion, that would be the only reason I would watch it. I also wouldn't advise you let your young children watch because it did have several sexual inuendo's. It's a cute show if you like quirky humor. So with that said, I recommend this to anyone over the age of 13 that likes silly outakes!

In the season premiere, Carli's old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his "spark" with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss. To make matters worse, Carli is attracted to her new boss and flirts outrageously with him before she knows his real identity.

Funny, yes! Original, no!

"Working Class" premieres January 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on CMT, followed by a second all-new episode at 8:30 pm. Catch the premiere and see if you agree with me
that this one holds a lot of potential!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post by One-to-One Network. All of the opinions are my own

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another award! WOW!




As I was checking my email today to see if anyone had entered my giveaways after trying to link them up on other blogger pages and noticed that someone thought enough about me to give me another FANTASTIC award!! I wish I could frame them and put em on the refrigerator like a proud child would do!! haha. Almost makes my head swell a tiny bit to have even been thought of! First, I want to thank Cricket at Inspiration Innovation for allowing me to have this. You ma'am are very awesome! Thank you!
Ya'll should go check her out.

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Here are the rules:
oOo Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
oOo Tell us seven things about yourself
oOo Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers
oOo Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received the award(s)

Seven things about me:
  1. I'm a purse and candle aholic. I don't think you could ever have to many of these things!
  2. I would rather chew my own arm off than dust my house!
  3. If I could survive on one food alone it would be potatoes!
  4. LOVE to play online spades.
  5. Grasshoppers and crickets scare the bejesus outta me! (No offense Cricket)
  6. I'm a HUGE Alabama football fan! Probably a little obnoxious!
  7. My husband is my best friend!
I'll make sure and add some new bloggers here soon! So thank you again Cricket. I really appreciate this!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes Review & Giveaway



I wasn't sure if anyone else had problems with dust seattling on their TV and computer screens like I did, but apparently I'm not alone. You'd think the two most used items in our house would never have dust on them but it's a constant battle. And besides that, being domestically challenged,  I had no idea what to clean them with besides Windex and paper towel. The problem with that is scratching your electronics up. And why would I want to scratch our beloveds up when we use them all the time and paid a pretty penny for them. I finally found my solution to dust and slimey kid fingerprints. Brillant Screen Cleaning Wipes. Not only will they not scratch your electronics up but it helps with the dust issue. You can also use them on your glasses, hand held video gaming systems, and your phone! How fantastic is it not to have to clean your electronic screens everyday? It's pretty darn fantastic!! I'm not really thrilled about cleaning so anything thats going to make my life easier in that department is more than welcome in my house! 

Brilliant Screen cleaning wipes with SR-8 provides gentle, superior  cleaning to any electronic screen and removes dust, dirt, finger prints and makeup while imparting an invisible, durable barrier that protects screens 50x more form scratching. Helps protect against re-soiling to keep your screen brilliantly clean!

These wipes come in a 5 pack box.

One side of the pack carries a wet wipe to clean with and the other side of the pack carries the dry cloth to gently wipe the screen dry.

You can purchase these 5 pack of Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes from their website for $3.99.

I am hosting a review/giveaway for a lucky reader for Brilliant Wipes.




What to do: All you need to do is follow a few simple entry requirements. You must leave a email address to be reached if you win. You must also meet the mandatory requirement first or no other entry will count!

Giveaway

1 Lucky Reader will win a 5-pack of Brilliant Cleaning Wipes

Mandatory Entry: Follow me on GFC.

  • Like Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes (Black Diamond) on Facebook +2
  • Follow Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes on Twitter +2
  • Like me on Facebook +1
  • Follow me on Twitter +1
  • Use the buttons below to share about this giveaway on Twitter and/or Facebook +2 entries for either way or both that you share. (Leave me a link in your comment on where you posted it.)
  • Post my button on your blog +5
  • Tell me what electronic gadget in your house you can't wait to use these wipes on +2
I want to thank Black Diamond for letting me review for Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes.


I was not compensated in any way except for receiving a pack of cleaning wipes.

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Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hrs. to reply or forfeit the prize.

The opinion of this product is strictly my own.

Giveaway ends 2/6/2011



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
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RelaxZen Twitter Contest

I had the chance to review RelaxZen Day and Night formulas. You can check out my review of there products in my other post. But now at RelaxZen you can enter to win a 30-day supply of RelaxZen DAY and RelaxZen NIGHT, all contestants have to do is Tweet what stresses them out in life, and include the hash tag #RelaxZenLife. Every tweet will count as a separate entry to the contest, so the more people Tweet, the greater their chances are of winning are!

While you’re at it, follow RelaxZen on  Twitter and “like” RelaxZen on Facebook!
Visit RelaxZenShots.com for more information.

RelaxZen will be selecting and announcing a winner next Tuesday (1/25/11).

As required by the FTC I was in no way compensated for writing this. I reviewed a product and was asked to share my opinion on it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Review & Giveaway: RelaxZen Shots

Live Happy. Sleep Happy. Fly Happy. Play Happy.

I know I have those days when I wake up feeling groggy and fuzzy headed because I had such a terrible nights sleep because I can't get my mind to shut down and "quit thinking" and my body relaxed enough to drift off into sweet slumber. And on those nights you need a little something to help you out. Let me say, "I found a great product to help you get that peaceful sleep or extra pep in your step". It's called RelaxZen.

This is your ticket to living a better, happier and healthier life.
They created RelaxZen to help people get the most out of life by reducing the stress that affects us everyday. Our products have been specially designed to address the needs of active people. With natural herbs, vitamins and amino acids, RelaxZen calms and focuses your mind, and enhances your attitude and outlook. Life is stressful. With RelaxZen, you can take charge of your body and mind and get the most out of life. There has never been a better time to Live a RelaxZen Life.

My thoughts:
I tried the daytime formula and Wow. I cleaned out and scrubbed the fridge, vacuumed the house, cleaned both bathrooms, mopped and did 3 loads of laundry. I might add, I'm domestically challenged and NEVER feel like cleaning so this brought some joy to my life. And my husbands coming home to a well kept house! I felt great all day! No jitters or horrible aftertaste and most importantly, there was NO COMEDOWN! I could use this everytime the house needed a good scrubbing. And since I could sleep anywhere and have no trouble going to sleep, I let my husband try the night time formula. Since, he suffers from insomnia he could really test it. So he drank it and was yawning within 30 minutes. I think this is a great product!

                                             Win It:
The people at RelaxZen, in conjunction with Smile.ly are giving away a pack which includes the Day and Night time formula to a very lucky reader!

What to do:
This is the Mandatory entry. If you don't do the Mandatory entry all other entries will be deleted and won't count. You must follow my blog via Google Friends Connect (Located on my right sidebar) and tell me which you look forward to trying the most. The Day or Night.
Remember to leave your email address in your comment so I will be able to contact you if you win.

Extra Entries:
**You must leave a SEPARATE comment for each and every entry! You can do some of these or none of them. Depends on how much you want to win it! If you already do some these things just leave a comment saying.**
  • "Like" RelaxZen on Facebook (1 entry)
  • "Like" me on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow RelaxZen on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Follow Me on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway using the buttons on the button of the post. Make sure @Relaxzen is in the comment. (2 entries)
  • Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry-button is on left sidebar)
  • Post my button on your blog (5 entries-make sure you leave me a link to your page so I can check!)
Good luck! If you want to purchase some RelaxZen products for 10% off and FREE shipping, you can use the code SMILE at ThirstMonger.com/RelaxZen

Disclaimer: As required by the FTC I did receive a free sample courtesy of RelaxZen in conjunction with  Smile.ly. And was in no other way compensated for this review.




Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My First Award!


How exciting is this? I won my first award. I'd like to thank Rose at Today's Woman Blog. If you haven't checked her out than you need to go over and visit her. She's is constantly having fabulous giveaways and posting interesting things. Thank you again, Rose!

Here’s how it works:


1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

7 Things about Moi

1. I am a grateful mother of two (Nicholas, 11 and Khloe, 6 months) and step mother of two (Kaylob, 10 and Jessica, 7).
2. I would like to go back to school to learn Medical Billing and Coding and work from home.
3. I'm in love with Gordan Ramsay! (My husband is aware!)
4. I've been in recovery for almost 3 years!
5. I recently just realized I love to cook!
6. I'm addicted to entering giveaways!
7. I love to learn new things and try to make everyone else love the new things that I do. lol...

Bloggers I want to Award:

I'll let you know as I am new to this!

The Stylish blogger Award

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's a Pink Dandy Blog Hop!!




This blog hop will be up for 3 days! From Sunday the 9th-Wednesday the 12th.



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How does this blog hop work?


1. Make sure to follow Pink Dandy Chatter and This Crazy Life so that we can follow you back!!


2. To ensure that Pink Dandy Chatter will follow you back, you need to make sure and leave a comment (below on this post) saying that you are a new follower and also leave a link to your blog.

3. Add your blog name and the URL to one of your favorite posts on the Linky below.


4. Please follow at-least 2 blogs on the list that appeal to you


5. Your blog must be family friendly ONLY. Explicit sites will be removed from the list.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

11 Lessons for those thinking of having kids!


Kids are great! Thinking of having one? Read the 11 Lessons below before you begin with said child.
Lesson 1
1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)
2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.
4. Set the alarm for 3AM.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.
7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)

Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4
Can you stand the mess children make? T o find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them on the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?

Lesson 5
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.

Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.

You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.

Lesson 9
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 10
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

This is all very tongue in cheek; anyone who is parent will say 'it's all worth it!' Remember, a sense of humor is one of the most important things you'll need when you become a parent! And this doesn't even cover the Tween years!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Finally...

I finally got a couple of giveaways lined up! So be on the look out and please enter them! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Southern Fried Stretch Marks: Getting those numbers!

Southern Fried Stretch Marks: Getting those numbers!: "Let me start by saying, 'Blogging is fun!' If it weren't fun then most of us wouldn't be doing it! I got into this when a friend of min..."

Getting those numbers!

Let me start by saying, "Blogging is fun!" If it weren't fun then most of us wouldn't be doing it! I got into this when a friend of mine introduced me into what I call another dimension on the internet that I didn't know existed. The Blogosphere! There are literally hundreds upon thousands of people blogging. And it's harder than I thought it would be to get "out there".  I've asked myself, "What makes me stand out?" And of course, nothing comes to mind! How do I market myself? And nothing comes to mind. How do you get started doing reviews? And you guessed it! Nothing comes to mind! How do you get people to follow you? I've ran across several Mom blogger groups. They are all useful but can be so time consuming! It can be frustrating when all you want is for people to read what you have to say. Not a bunch of, "Follow me, I follow back" business. Thats not the crowd I want. I want readers, not numbers! But you need the numbers to get anywhere. *sigh* I believe to get those numbers, you should probably do a review. Which is great because that's one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog. How awesome is it to get free stuff in return for your opinion. BUT most companies won't give you time of day unless you have so many people that subscribe to you! Once again, how frustrating!

Don't get me wrong. Like I said, I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't fun! But you have to keep it that way. I've found a bunch of ladies that do a fabulous job on blogging. And some of the "more established" bloggers will actually help you. And their are some that will not. But just know, if you have any questions, please don't hesititate to ask becuase I will help if I can. Enough said!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Worst Mom Ever!

Well, it happened! I'm offically the worst mom ever (or that's just the way I feel)! Go ahead and call DHR because....Khloe rolled off of the couch and bumped her head on the coffee table. There are no visible signs of brain damage, YET! I'm not sure if it hurt her or my pride more? It only takes seconds...I know as parents we seem to make not so great decisions. She just turned 6 months old today and she hasn't really mastered the art of rolling over. She's done it like 3 or 4 times so I didn't really think anything about leaving her on the couch! My heart hit the floor the minute I heard her scream. Everyone I've talked to has reassured me that it's happened to them too! But it still doesn't make you feel any better! *sigh* Poor thing!