Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Birthday, Doctors appointment and Rant

Yesterday was my birthday. We had a very nice relaxing day. Phil took the day off work to spend some extra time with Shane and I. later in the evening we went to Mexican town for dinner. It was a great day.

We did have to take Shane into the doctor because he has had a fever for a few days. They ran a strep test. NEGATIVE. They looked in his ears for an ear infection NEGATIVE. She said it could be a virus but more than likely he is teething. Apparently those eye teeth can be pretty tough. She also told me Shane is a "prodigy". I wouldn't call him that but he is very advanced. He identified every letter and its sound to the doctor as well as some of his numbers. He is also very socially advanced according to her. HERE is the video I took two months ago when he had half his letters down. I will be posting a new one soon with all the letters.

This is funny to me because when my son was born I was unable to breastfeed. A certain person made rude comments and gave me a hard time about it. Just proof that although it might be good for you to breastfeed your kid there is nothing wrong with formula.
I'd like to see a video of her kid identifying the entire alphabet before the age of two. Maybe her breast milk wasn't as great as she thought. ROTFL


Shane is well taken care of and rarely sick. He has had 2 fevers his whole life, never had an ear infection or strep throat or anything else other than his reflux which is much better. So having a fever for a few days freaked me out but teething can do that.

I am sure some of you moms have some teething stories.

So my birthday was great. We also RSVP'd for my husbands cousins wedding. So cool because the couple ( Phils friend and his cousin) met at our wedding and are now getting married. The whole family was INVITED and will be there.

More giveaways up on Friday so stay tuned :)




Monday, March 29, 2010

WINNERS OF ON THE GO INFLATABLE POTTY

Winner 1. I follow you
momvstheboys@gmail.com

Winner 2. I grabbed your button, you can see it on my page here: http://milkandcuddles.com/blogroll/blog-buttons/
Shan
http://milkandcuddles.com/


Winner 3. Janel said...

I'd pick blue



winner 4. Cher said...

I'd like the blue one for my boys.

ckachelmuss at gmail.com


Congrats to the winners. You have 48 hours to answer my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Nosefrida Review and Giveaway

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I have been lucky that my kid is not sick very often. In fact other than his reflux ( which is a condition he was born with) and 2 viruses he has been healthy as can be.
He has had runny noses when he was teething and he hates those bulb aspirators.

Now he blows his nose pretty well but sometimes it seems as if he still hasn't gotten all the snot out. I was searching the internet and came across a product called Nosefrida. It seemed a little weird at first but I was interested as I thought it might help shane get out the left over mucus. So I contacted Nosefrida who kindly offered me a nosefrida to review.



We tried it last night and it worked great. The part that goes up to your child's nose only touches the tip of the nose to form a seal. So its not uncomfortable for your child because it doesn't actually go up the nose the way the Bulb kind does. You just suck into a tube and out comes snot. Don't worry there is a filter in between and no snot comes near your mouth.

I works great and caused no uncomfortably to my son the way the bulb kind did.

The Kind people at Nosefrida have offered one of my readers a chance to win a Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator.


WIN IT
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You Must be a public follower of this Blog
Leave me a comment letting me know you follow and please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win


Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry..so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Follow Nosefrida on Facebook Here (1 entry)

2. Follow Nosefrida on Twitter Here (1 entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (10 entries)

4. Grab my button and tell me where to find it (2 entries)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway (2 entries)

6. Enter one of my other giveaways (1 entry each giveaway)

7. Become a Follower of Cassandra @ Aubutfamily(1 entry)

8. Enter any giveaway @ Aubutfamily (1 entry each giveaway)


Contest ends 4/9/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US only!





Tie Buddies review and Giveaway

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Today I received in the mail a great product that was designed to help kids learn to tie their shoes. Tie Buddies are cute little plastic tabs with pictures on them that are designed to fit on shoe strings and act as easy pull-tabs for small hands, taking messy loops out of the equation. The happy characters make a game of it, resulting in a strong knot and even stronger recall.




I am so excited to use these on shane's shoes. Pretty soon he will be ready to tie his own shoes and I know Tie Buddies will help him learn how to much quicker with less frustration.

WIN IT
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You Must be a public follower of this Blog and you must visit Tie Buddies and tell me which ones you would choose if you win.
Leave me a comment letting me know you follow and please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win


Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry..so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!


1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (10 entries)

2. Grab my button and tell me where to find it (2 entries)

3. Tweet about this Giveaway (2 entries)

4. Enter one of my other giveaways (2 entries each giveaway)

5. Become a Follower of Cassandra @ Aubutfamily (1 entry)

6. Enter any giveaway @ Aubutfamily (1 entry each giveaway)


Contest ends 4/9/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US and Canada only!




Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Current Giveaways

Check out my Current giveaways going on right now including a MISIKKO HANA 1" Flat iron Pink Edition bundle. Worth over 100 dollars!






Also grab my button located on my side bar for an additional 2 entries to each of my giveaways.






Misikko Hana Professional 1' Flat Iron review and Giveaway

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Misikko has the best Flat irons. If you missed my review please read it
HERE.

Misikko has been kind enoght to offer one of My LUCKY readers a chance to win a Hana Professional Flat Iron 1’’ – Pink Edition.




WIN IT
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Leave me a comment letting me know you follow and please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win


Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry..so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Sign up for Miskkio's Newsletter HERE (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. (10 entries)

3. Grab my button and tell me where to find it (2 entries)

4. Tweet about this Giveaway (2 entries)

5. Enter one of my other giveaways (1 entry each giveaway)

6. Become a Follower of Cassandra @ Aubutfamily (1 entry)

7. Enter any giveaway @ Aubutfamily (1 entry each giveaway)


Contest ends 4/13/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US and Canada only!





Sweetly You Review and discount



Sweetly You is a company that has Scented Bath and Body products like Premium Lotion, Foaming Bath Butter, Sugar Scrub, Solid Perfume,and Dead Sea Bath Salts.



They offer many scents to choose from including
Beautiful
Cool Citrus Basil
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Bubble Gum
Buttercream
Caramel Apple
Brown Sugar
Creamy Vanilla
Creme Brulee
Pink
Sweet pea
Watermelon Slices

Sweetly You was kind enough to send me a perfume sampler set to review. All the scents I received smelled wonderful and were very bold and noticeable. My favorites of the scents I reviewed were the Watermelon slices, Marshmallow madness and Flirty. I loved that it only took a little bit on my neck and I smelled wonderful the whole day. So many places water down their scents and you constantly have to keep reapplying. Not Sweetly You.

To Try one of their products visit Sweetly You.

Sweetly You has been kind enough to offer my readers 15% off your first order
Just use the code "FIRSTORDER" at checkout



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

94

Today is my Grandma's 94th Birthday...How cool is that. Happy Birthday to my Grandma, we love you so much.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This is What Happens...

when your mom is a Photographer and you spend a lot of time with a camera in your face :)

CHEESE

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Crazydog t-shirt Review and Giveaway

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Today I received a package in the mail from Crazydogtshirts. Crazydogtshirts.com has some of the coolest shirts for men, women, children and even dogs. They have funny shirts and novelty shirts and the prices are so reasonable. They have a daily $6.99 t-shirt specials. They even make t-shirts out of your own design.





Crazydogtshirts was kind enough to send me a t-shirt of my choice and make me a customized t-shirt with my photography logo design on it.




Bill at Crazydogtshirts has offered one of my readers a chance to win a shirt of their choice.

WIN IT
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Visit Crazydogtshirts and tell me which shirt you would choose if you win.
please include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win


Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry..so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Follow this blog (must be public to count) 2 entries

2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out. 10 entries

3. Grab my button and tell me where to find it 2 entries

4. Tweet about this Giveaway 2 entries


Contest ends 4/4/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US and Canada only!






Sunday, March 21, 2010

Get to know Me monday ABC's and GIVEAWAY

A. AGE: 28 next week eekk
B. BED SIZE: Queen
C. CHORE YOU HATE: Dishes and the bathroom!
D. DOG'S NAME: Twizzler the 4 pound Pomeranian
E. ESSENTIAL "START THE DAY!" ITEM: My Cell Phone, a kiss from my husband and a smile from my little man.
F. FAVORITE COLOR: Orange
G. GOLD OR SILVER: White Gold
H. HEIGHT: 5'3- I'm short
I. INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY: I played Violin in middle school.
J. JOB TITLE: MOM, WIFE, Teacher and Photographer
K. KIDS: A Handsome son SHANE and maybe another in a couple of years
L. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: I live in a 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home till it sells and we can move to Arizona.
M. MOM'S NAME: Janice She passed away from cancer when I was 7 :(
N. NICKNAME: I don't really have one
O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: Car accident when I was preggo, the 4 days after my c-section, a few times with my son when he was a baby he has severe GERD.
P. PET PEEVE: People that are late
Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE: "If you could hear me, I would say that our finger prints don't fade from the lives we've touched." Brilliant use of words from the movie Remember Me
R. RIGHTY OR LEFTY?: Righty
S. SIBLINGS: None
T. TIME YOU WAKE UP: around 8am depending on when Shane gets up
U. UNDERWEAR: Bikini cut
V. VEGGIE YOU DISLIKE: I dislike Brussel sprouts. I would like to add I love Asparagus :)
W. WAYS REASONS YOU ARE LATE: I am almost always early if I'm not its hubby or shane's fault..lol
X. XRAYS YOU'VE HAD: my hand a while back and my foot. Fractures no breaks thank goodness.
Y. YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE: Phil's favorite Pot Roast mentioned in a previous post (everyone copy and make pot roast now)...Most everything I cook is yummy and not burnt...LMAO
Z. ZOO ANIMALS YOU LIKE: The penguins are cute. I also loved the butterfly exhibit. Phil and I are looking forward to taking Shane this year as soon as its warm for a weekend.

Enter my Giveaway HERE!



Friday, March 19, 2010

On the Go Inflatable potty review & giveaway (4 winners)

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As most of you know my son is turning 2 and we are starting potty training. I was a little worried about what we were going to do if we were out and Shane needed to go potty. I didn't want to have to lug around those hard portable bulky seats. Then I found a wonderful product called On-The-Go Inflatable Potty Seats.




This product is great. It's a blow up potty with tons of great features. It inflates and deflates fast, has a built in back rest support, handles on the side for safety, it even has a stabilization ring on the bottom to hold the potty seat on the toilet.

The only thing that would concern me is making sure the inflate valve is sanitized after every time it is used because it can touch part of the toilet it is sitting on. My idea would be to carry along some alcohol wipes and wipe it down.

Overall this is a fantastic product. It's great to have for outings or even to keep at aunts, uncles, and grandmas house.


On-The-Go Inflatables has kindly offered 4 of my readers a chance to win this great potty seat.


WIN IT
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Visit On-The-Go Inflatables and tell me which one you would choose if you win.


Extra Entries: The initial entry MUST be completed before any extra entries will count!! Each comment counts as 1 entry..so if you qualify for two entries, then leave two comments!

1. Follow this blog (must be public to count) 2 entries

2. For 10 extra entries Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post so I can check it out.

3. Friend On-the-go Inflatables on Facebook 1 entry

4. Grab my button 1 entry

Contest ends 3/28/10 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. US only!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hana Professional Flat Iron 1’’ – Pink Edition Review

I am so excited. Today I received the best Flat iron in the mail from Misikko. Misikko was kind enough to send me the Hana Professional Flat Iron 1’’ – Pink Edition to review.

Misikko is awesome. On their website they carry all the top name brand hair straighteners including the chi flat iron and the FHI flat iron.



This Iron is great. Here are some of my favorite features.

*It heats up to 450°
*It has an 8ft salon swivel cord
*It can be used on damp hair
*It has Curved Plate Edges so you can Curl, Flip or Straighten!

It even comes with a carrying case and a heat proof silicone Mat.


Seriously, this is the BEST Straightener I have ever used. Check out how amazing it makes my hair and it did it in half the time of my old straightener with results that my old straightener couldn't achieve.






Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Review Giveaway Event

I have a Spring review Giveaway Event starting this week. I have lots of great products lined up and am excited to share them with you. If you have a product your interested in adding to my spring event please e-mail me.


On to get to know me monday ... This week I answer the questions you had for me.



If you could only eat one dessert what would it be?
I don't know if I have a favorite dessert but lately I have really enjoyed a piece of quality milk chocolate.



What was the worst haircut that you ever received?
Ha...I was like 11 or 12 and I took a magazine to the salon so she could give me the same cut as the girl in the magazine but that girl had a completely different head shape and so on me the cut looked awful.


Would you eventually like to go back to teaching in Elementary school? Miss it?
I only student taught because I have not been able to find a job since I graduated but yes I miss it. The kids always made my day and I really enjoyed teaching. I am now trying to get a teaching job in Arizona. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


Are you more of a talker or a listener?
Talker...I'm very outgoing in person and have no problem speaking my mind :)


How much did you weigh at birth?

Seven pounds something ounces. I was on time and average size.



What are your hobbies?
Its more than a hobby but I love photography. I also enjoy traveling.


Do you cook? What is your favorite thing to make for dinner?
Yes I cook. I actually love to make all different things but hubby claims his favorite meal I make is my pot roast. Men and meat..lol





Saturday, March 13, 2010

Help me decide

Hubby and I's two favorite pics from Shane's 2 year old shoot I did this afternoon :) Which one should I get wallets of to hand out to family and friends?

I can't believe Shane will be 2 next month. It's nice to know he will have such great pictures to look back on.








Friday, March 12, 2010

PHOTO FRIDAY

Shane will be getting his 2 year pictures done this weekend. By me of course :)
Here is his picture I did from last year. Keep an eye out for his new pictures next week.





Thursday, March 11, 2010

WINNER of CSN Giveaway

The Winner of the CSN Giveaway is #6


~J said...

I love CSN..so many stores! I'd love to have the Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel 10" Open Skillet in Orange!

boobiesbabiesandablog AT gmail DOT com


Congrats J

I e-mailed you. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CSN GIVE AWAY ENDS TONIGHT

Take a minute to enter my Giveaway that ends tonight!

Click HERE to enter.





Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just a reminder

I am accepting Questions for next weeks get to know me Monday. If you have a question you would like answered please leave a comment with your question or e-mail it to me.

The CSN giveaway ends tomorrow. Hurry and enter it Here.




Monday, March 8, 2010

Get to know me monday

Most of the time I get my way. I am NOT a push over. I don't let people walk all over or take advantage of me. I speak my mind and I have no problem saying things to people's faces. I really feel that in order to make it sometimes you have to be tough. Now with that said I also have a huge heart. I go out of my way for people I care about. I am very loving, dedicated and supportive. Basically you just don't want to be on my bad side.

LMAO


P.S. Next weeks get to know me monday is going to be me answering questions my readers have for me so get your thinking caps on and ask away :)



Sunday, March 7, 2010

He's Back

Hubby is home from Arizona. I was really excited to pick him up last night. I did not enjoy sitting in a line at the airport for 35 minutes but It was so great to see him.
Hubby and I are like Peas and carrots...lol Really we do almost everything together and when your together all the time 3 days is a long time to be away from someone.

He enjoyed Arizona, got a lot accomplished and we hope to be there soon.


A quick clip for your viewing enjoyment

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Photo Friday

This weeks photo brought to you courtesy of my Husband.

Beautiful if I say so myself. Can't wait for the day I can wake up to this view.
Neither can Hubby as he has fallen in love with Arizona :)






Thursday, March 4, 2010

Left on a Jet Plane & arrived to a Mustang

I want to apologize for not posting so far this week. My husband got an Opportunity to take vacation from work today and tomorrow and go to Arizona. So he left this morning on a Plane and will be back Saturday night. (I miss him tons but am excited he has the chance to check our future home state.) So far he loves it, I knew he would.

This trip was last minute. He got vacation approval Monday so I have been busy helping him plan and pack all week.

He is now driving around Arizona in This. He does lots of business with Hertz at his work so they gave him a killer deal on a rent a car and the hotel even upgraded him to a suite as well.



TO BE CONTINUED...