Monday, December 31, 2012

My little legs blogger opp

Calling all bloggers! Here is a great opportunity to increase fans to your Twitter or Pintrest page. Use the sign up form below to agree to help me promote a giveaway I am hosting for My little legs. You will receive one free link just for agreeing to post the giveaway on your blog, you will get two free links if you sign up for another blogger opp I am hosting. Fill out the form below to sign up! 

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

A picture review of our year

I think after you have children your life just goes by so much faster. I, like so many other people, can’t believe that this year is already over. It was filled with lots of births, firsts, lasts, and soo many giggles.

Beware cute picture overload after the cut.

Stroller blogger opp!

(The picture is only an example)

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This giveaway will be from 

February 1 to February 28, 2013

One lucky winner will win a stroller from any brand they like, it can be with car seat included or just the stroller.

The winner will pick up the stroller from and will be sent directly from their website.

The stroller can be up to $300 including shipping charges.  

If the winner picks up a stroller with a lower value, the winner will not get the remaining value of the prize.  

The prize can't be changed from any other prize than the stroller.

Any payment from host, host page extra links, etc. will be use for future giveaways.  

Requirements to join

* Free Facebook or Twitter with posting  announcement Here or pay the $5 fee waiver.

*Additional links $1.00 each (optional)

* Host a page $5 fee (Optional)

*Be one of the Host $10.00 (Optional) -Host does not pay additional fee for links but need to post the announcement or will need to pay $5.00 waiver

       As I host you will get:
        -Name with link of your blog as a host on the post
        -Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter (up to 4 links)
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* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fresh squeezed giveaway!

Fresh Squeezed
Mama's Mission is proud to bring you this wonderful giveaway!!
Visit Infantino on Facebook and check out their Test and Tell programs they are always running!! While you are there be sure to say thank you for the giveaway being hosted by Mama's Mission!
For all the latest products being developed by Infantino make sure to visit their website. You can also follow Infantino on Twitter!
I reviewed the Infantino Fresh Squeezed Line (<----- read the review) a little while back and thanks to all the comments from you my wonderful readers Infantino has graciously offered a giveaway!
This product is so awesome for any mom wanting to make their own food and save money. Also its great for car rides because its easy for kids to eat out of the squeeze pouches!
Why cube when you can squeeze? Other methods for storing and serving baby food haven't kept up with today's mom. That's why we've created the Squeeze Station, a one-stop-unit that presses your delicious, homemade baby food into easy-to-store and ready-to-serve pouches. Creates on-the-go baby food in 4 easy steps: 1) Insert Squeeze Pouch into the Squeeze Station, 2) Pour in puree, 3) Press down to fill, 4) Squeeze & enjoy! The Squeeze Station includes: main unit, 3 tubes, 1 press, 10 pouches and caps, fridge magnet to indicate pouch use. Fill 3 squeeze pouches at a time. Non-skid base won't budge. Soft rubber press allows for easy grip. Dishwasher safe. Disassembles for easy washing and storage. BPA, PVC, Phthlate-Free
Giveaway Details: The Event will begin on December 28th at 12:01 AM and ends at 11:59pm on January 11th
This giveaway will be open to residents of the US only, 18 years of age and older.
One winner will receive the following Infantino Gift Pack from the Fresh Squeezed Feeding Line:
An Infantino Fresh Squeezed Squeeze Station (also comes with 10 disposable pouches) and a 50 pack of Disposable Pouches. Not familiar with this new and cool way to make children healthy and fresh food.....get more information here.
Enter using the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Our5Cents is not responsible for the shipment of the prize. The winner must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. I was not compensated for this giveaway. Infantino will be sending the gift pack directly to the winner.

Monday, December 24, 2012 is giving back is giving back this Christmas and they invite you to share a story of someone in need. In return, they have asked me to pick 5 people to receive a free code this Christmas. Please submit a story by commenting below or sending it to me in a private message. Due to time constraints, I will have to get this to them by 5pm Monday Christmas Eve so they can send out the codes.

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Merry Christmas!I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Get picture Collage Maker 30% off plus a free gift!

From now until Christmas day you can get this amazing software for 30% off PLUS you will get a free gift.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
This is a great deal and you won't want to miss it!

Blogger Opportunity for two American Girl dolls!

Blogger Opportunity for two American Girl dolls! 

Event dates:
1/20 to  2/19

We will have 2 winners.
One winner will get:
Doll + Starter Collection.  Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color.
Value $120

Second winner will get:
One American Girl Doll with the box.
Winner gets to choose which doll they want.
Value $105

Has it ended yet?

So its 1 AM, and I am pretty sure the world was supposed to end by now. Although I am not 100% sure as I never heard what time it was all ending at. So maybe it is scheduled for later? 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Free blogger opp for Fresh Squeeze!
Mama's Mission is proud to bring you this wonderful giveaway!!
I am looking for bloggers to help promote.
You will receive 1 Free Facebook or Twitter Link (your choice)
The blogger who refers the most people will be offered additional free links (or refunded for those purchased).
Additional links are available for purchase.
The Event will begin on December 20th at 12:01 AM and ends at 11:59pm on December 31st
This giveaway will be open to residents of the US only
Sign up here
One winner will receive the following:
Fresh Squeezed
An Infantino Fresh Squeezed Station and a 50 pack of Disposable Pouches. Not familiar with this new and cool way to make children healthy and fresh food.....get more information here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blankie Buddy giveaway!

Vitamins Baby is giving away a set of Blankie Buddy dolls for one lucky winner! These adorable buddies are great for any baby!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Top ways to re-purpose mens dress shirts

Recently it has occurred to me my husband has a lot of dress shirts. I mean way more than he will ever need to wear. In fact he does not wear most of them. So I have taken it upon myself to find a new use for these shirts. Once I started looking I found so many good ideas out there! I could not resist and HAD to put a list together! So here is it.
Have a little girl and want to make a super cute dress? Check these out!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guest post- A new moms journey.

Since I have been bloging I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people I would not normally have met. and I am so glad that I have been able to. Recently I have had the pleasure of getting to know an amazing mom. She has such a heartbreaking wonderful story. I bet you did not know those two things went together did you? I really feel like I need to share her story with you.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Home made apple sauce tutorial

Recently I learned that you can make home made applesauce! And it is so easy! I can not believe I never knew about this before. I really want to share with everyone how to do it!

All you need is

  • 2 bags of Apples, I use Gala or Fuji because they are so sweet.
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • a crock pot.

Step 1.


Peel your apples

Step two.


This is optional but I cut off the tops and bottoms to make it easier to slice.

Step 3


Core and slice and the apples. I bought one of these slicers for $3. I would like a better one but this one works well enough!

Step 4.


Put your apples in the crockpot on low overnight.

Step 5.


Wake up to the smell of delicious apples. Smash the down with a fork if you want yours a little bit chunky. I pour mine in the blender and puree it so I can share with Max.

Step 6.


Put your delicious home made all natural applesauce in jars and enjoy it!


If you are not trying to be healthy or sharing with a baby you can add brown sugar or cinnamon in it and it is really good.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Max is SIX months!

I cannot believe it but my little baby guy is already six months old. Its been half a year since I had him! It has gone by so fast. I love this age though I think it is my favorite. I love watching him learn new things. I love the way his face lights up when he sees me. Six months is just so much fun. I thought I liked newborns but I like babies. He is also become a little bit less work. I can now put him down or put him in his jumper for a little while. Which is good because I think my little chunckster weighs almost 19 lbs! I take him on the 13th for his 6 month check up and I am excited to see how he has grown!
He is getting two teeth on the bottom. One has broken through the other is still coming up!
He is so different from Dexter, he loves to chew on stuff. As soon as he starts moving I am going to have to majorly clean up our toys, and get rid of the little pieces!
He is a rolling machine. I can hardly get him to lay still in one place. He literally will roll all the way across the room if I let him.
Can you find Max? He is all the way UNDER his jumper. I had laid him on the blanket to the left and I went in the kitchen to get Dex some milk I came back and there he was.
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He is almost sitting up too. He can sit up for about 10-20 seconds then falls over.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday!

So about five months ago I posted this picture of how cute my kids were laying together in Dexter's bed. Here is that picture:

This is them now:

My memories Suite v4 giveaway!

MyMemories is giving away a free copy of their amazing scrap booking software! Not only can you use this software to scrap book, you can also make crafts, calendars  photo books  and so much more! This software is great because it allows you to save money, save time, and there is never any clean up! Plus you can start a project, and come back to it later with out worrying that your children will destroy all your hard work! This software is truly amazing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Launch giveaway event!!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Blankie buddy review

I always love finding new toys for Max. I recently came across a company called Vitamins baby. After looking at their website I fell in love with their clothes and gifts! One thing I found particularly interesting was a product they call their Blankie buddy. I immediately loved the idea of a stuffed animal crossed with a blanket. I knew that would be so great for so many occasions. I love giving Max stuff to play with in the car, but as many of you know I am car seat crazy, so I don’t like to give him anything hard incase we get in an accident I don’t want anything to become a projectile and hurt him or Dexter. So I loved that it was soft and he could use it in the car. I also loved that its hands are small enough but padded that Max can chew on them. Its like a soft little teether for him. Another great thing about this doll is it is small enough that I can give it to him in his crib, not now but in a few months, and I won’t have to worry about him smothering on it. It’s enough like a stuffed animal for him to get comfort out of it but its not so big that I would worry about it covering his face. I still would wait a few months though.

Blankie buddy giveaway blogger opp

Calling all bloggers! Here is a great opportunity to increase fans to your Facebook page or Twitter page. Use the sign up form below to agree to help me promote a giveaway I am hosting for Vitamins baby. You will receive one free link just for agreeing to post the giveaway on your blog, you will get two free links if you make an announcement post for the giveaway, or you sign up for another blogger opp I am hosting. Fill out the form below to sign up! If you would like to post the announcement post click here for the html code.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving this year came so fast! I had no time to decorate. I almost felt bad about it, but then I remembered that I am staying here for Christmas and I will get to decorate the crap out of my house!!
This year for Thanksgiving my parents,sister and niece came down for almost the whole week! It was so great having them here! I haven’t seen them since the beginning of October. I hate living so far away from them I really wish we lived closer, I really want my kids to be close to their grandparents and cousins.So I am always glad when anyone can come visit us. This year they also brought their dog. Dexter was terrified of it. I will share a picture of the ferocious beast later. Dexter was super excited to see his cousin though, he always loves playing with her and for weeks afterwards he will ask about her. I think it is so cute. She is 10 years older than him but he still loves her soooo much. And she is always so good about playing with him too. Makes me so happy!
This year my mom, niece and I went black Friday shopping too. I have to say that it is a waste of time if you are not planning on getting any big ticket items. The deals on everything else were about average and I don’t feel like I saved any more money by shopping from midnight till 3am. But I had fun and now I know! I think honestly the best part was when my niece looked at me and said “I don’t really like black Friday shopping, they don’t have out anything that you don’t normally see. This is all stuff we can always buy.” It made me think that she thought they were going to be selling spaceships or something and it made me laugh really hard. Oh the innocence of a child. I shouldn’t say child she is 12. That is another thing that bothered me though, there were so many babies out! I mean like 2 and 3 year old kids! And the parents were getting on to them about misbehaving! Umm you have your kid out shopping at 2am, of course they are acting up! What did you expect? I just didn’t get why they couldn’t find a sitter or only one parent go out. I felt so bad for those kids. I love a good deal but I love my kids not screaming at me the whole time I am shopping more. Do you take your young children black Friday shopping? Is it worth it, what is your reasoning?
We had a great time eating dinner and all, but I think the best part was the boat parade! Well I mean besides my family being here and spending time with my kids. If you have never seen a boat parade I suggest you go to one. Especially if you live near Jacksonville Florida. Its this amazing thing where about 50 boats get all decorated up in Christmas lights and boat up and down the river. It is then followed by the most spectacular fireworks I have ever seen. They light up two of the main bridges with a fireworks waterfall and they have 3 barges that are all have fireworks going off of them. Its amazing. I have been to it the 3 out of 4 Thanksgivings we have lived here. It is by far my favorite part of living in this area. In fact lately I think it is the only part of living in this area that I like. This year though Dexter decided it was to loud and him and dad went and hung out in the bathroom while it went off. If I had not been enjoying it so much I *might* have felt bad for Phillip. hehe.
That was our Thanksgiving. It was really good this year! I am so glad I got to see my family I really needed to see them. I hope next year we will get to see both sides and I will get to see my other sister.
Right before my family got there Dexter insisted on wearing this outfit. It is size 12-18 mo. He wears a 2t.

 Dexters new PJ’s from his Gamma Robin. Oh and that is the scary dog to his left

Max baby’s first thanksgiving! He got pears, apples. and sweet potatoes! Oh and milk. but he always gets milk.

My niece kissing he baby cousin Max.

Max being so stinking cute. The picture on the right is in the PJ’s his Gamma Robin gave him.

Dexter making a train out of the boxes for our decorations to go in.
So this is how wonderful my mom is. She taught my two year old to put his underwear on his head. hahahaha. He loved it.

My sister bundling up my Dexter. How many people does it take to load a stroller?

Me and my boys. I wish that I had worn make-up! This was at the boat parade. My family!

I did not get any good pictures of the boats! 

Our little family at the boat parade.  Phill, me and Emily and Max being crazy at the boat parade.

My sister pushing Dex she looked like a hobo. After we told her she went and hid in the bushes to scare my parents, but they saw her. But the couple who were walking behind them gave her the dirtiest look ever. It made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants. I think you just had to be there..

Well that was our Thanksgiving! I hope everyone else had a good one! Do you have any exciting traditions?