Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Our5cents Juppy baby walker giveaway blogger sign up!



Blogger Sign up 11/1/12- 11/11/12
Event Dates- 11/12/12- 11/30/12

Prize: Juppy Baby walker in blue or black with a personalization of one word if desired. 
Hosted by: Our5Cents

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

$25.00 Lajupette Fashion Gift Card!!

Hey ladies! Would you like to buy yourself a little something special this year ? Or a great gift for a loved one? Enter this giveaway for your chance to win a $25.00 Lajupette Fashion Gift Card!!

Lajupettefashion is your number one stop to shop for stylish, trendy, and sexy clothes and accessories. We look daily for the newest and cutest trends for you. Whether you are looking for casual, formal, or sexy club wear, think of us. We offer a huge selection of fashionable clothes for you to pick from.
At lajupettefashion, we want you to be fashionable unique!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

The pressure is on cooking event!


Free Blogger Event for Facebook Link

Hosted by Mom Powered Media, Powered by Mom & Mom to Bed by 8

Prizes: Fagor Chef Pressure Cooker $179 RV

Event dates: 11/19-12/3


Ipad mini blogger event

iPad Mini Holiday Event

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8
Prizes: iPad Mini
Event dates: 11/21 - 12/5

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Our week in pictures

We have had such a great week! Lots of first going on here.
Pictures after the break

Friday, October 26, 2012

Keurig event sign up!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Hosted by Mom Powered Media and Iowa Mom

Prizes: Keurig Platinum Series Quiet Brewer + K-Cups {4 prize packages = 1 a week}

Event dates: 11/2-11/9 and 11/9-11/16 and 11/16-11/23 and 11/23-11/30

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Lazy like me

So yesterday me and the kids went to the library, on our way out we ran into a very uh, lovely, woman. I was walking out with max in his carrier and Dexter holding my hand while I carried the 900 Thomas Train books that he picked out. She looks at me and says "Oh you are being LAZY like me today!" I was for maybe the first time in my life completely speechless. Well I had words in my head but none of them were nice. LAZY? Do you see these two kids hanging off me?? Do you see this giant bag full of books? How do I look lazy right now? I guess she had decided that she had not offended me enough because she kept talking, telling me how she had not even finished her coffee and it took her two tries to light her cigarette and she had quit her job so she could just stay home and do what she wanted. The next words out of my mouth will prove how southern I have gotten living down here. I just looked at her and simply said "Well bless your heart honey we are nothing alike." (If you are not familiar with the phrase "bless your heart" it is not as sweet as it sounds in fact it is a bit of an insult, or rather it means an insult is coming.) Yesterday I got woken up at 6:15 am, that is earlier than my husband wakes up. Max decided he was done sleeping then. I finally got him back down at 7:20am Dexter woke up at 7:35 telling me "Mommy my butt hurts" He wanted a new diaper, got him changed rocked him back to sleep, and finally put him down at 8ish then Max woke up at 8:20. He was up for good, Dexter woke up for good at 9am, I gave Max a bath I took a shower got ready. I mean I actually blow dried my hair! Put make up on, feed both boys (Max is eating solids now too) Cleaned both of them up, got them ready and went to the library. Yes it was about 12 by the time we went but I still do not see how that makes me lazy! Sometimes I just can not believe some people and the things that come out of their mouths! Oh well it gave me a good laugh. Also just so you know this lady was wearing her pajamas I am pretty sure.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

$100 walmart gift card giveaway

Do you love giveaways and sweepstakes? If so this is the giveaway for you!!
Could you use a $100 Walmart gift card? Then this is the giveaway for you! 

One lucky winner will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It was a wonderful 80ish degrees here today! We celebrated by going to the park!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mama's prepare to be judged.

So recently one of my friends who is about to be a mom for the first time asked me for my "best advice". I am not sure if I was just in a bad mood due to the old lady who told me I was being "very mean" to Dexter for threatening to let his balloon go if he did not get in his seat, I was not going to let it go it just came out of my mouth. It did work though and he sat in his seat. Or what but when she asked me that all I could think of was to tell her to mentally and emotionally prepare her for the amount of judging she was about to get for the next 18 years of her life. Its sad but true, once you have a kid everyone decides they need to weigh in on how you are doing. It actually may start even before you have your child when everyone and their mom asks you how you are bringing that little sucker into the world. Because trust me I have heard it all and man are moms opinionated on how to get a baby out. I am just glad they are not as opinionated on how to get the baby in there ;OP.  And more often then not it is not anything you want to hear. No matter what your decisions are there will always be that mom that says "You're doing it wrong, let me tell you how I do it". Which obviously is the right way.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Soda Stream giveaway!

Welcome to the Soda Stream Giveaway!!

Happy Home and Family and Soda Stream have partnered with a group of amazing bloggers to giveaway 1 lucky reader his/her very own Soda Stream Kit!!
What the winner will get? Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit (Valued at $99.95!) The kit includes: - Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white) - 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years - Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda - Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors - 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice Details:
  • This giveaway is open to US residents only
  • If the winners do not respond to my email within 24 hours then another winner will be chosen.
  • The giveaway will run from October 20 - November 20
So who's ready to win? a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this event. All entries will be verified.

Friday, October 19, 2012

“12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Free Blogger Opp!”

This is going to be an awesome giveaway and will get you a lot of followers.  Sign up now for the event of the season!  Please make sure to tell them OUR 5 CENTS sent you.  Thank you.
  “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Free Blogger Opp!
1 Free Blogger Opportunity ~ 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Welcome to the “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012”!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012 is hosted by A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass. This is the third year that this event is running, and with each passing year it just gets bigger and bigger! This is a fun holiday event that can be joined in by many bloggers in a couple different ways. Create a post promoting this event and get a free Facebook or Twitter link!
How the event works…
It runs from December 1st to the 20th. All reviews/giveaways get listed between the 1st to the 12th, so there’s fun giveaways every day being launched. The greater value items and gift certificates get listed closer to the end of the 12 days, with each day getting better. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? A nice spin off of the famous 12 Day’s of Christmas book.
The MAIN Giveaway event will happen on A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass, and contains over 30 total giveaways. If you wish to join in and host your own giveaway (only one is needed) for the event, you’re gladly welcome to join in. If you do so, you will get a free Facebook and Twitter link under my Rafflecopter for every giveaway. You will also be added to a Linky that will get posted on every giveaway, even other bloggers joining in this portion. (An announcement blog post for the event is still required for this option.)
For those of you who don’t wish to find your own sponsors for a giveaway… don’t worry, you can join in still…
Free Option –
To be eligible for this option you need to create a blog post announcing sign-ups for 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012, and submit your link (in the document below). When filling out the sign-up form, let me know you posted and shared the link to your post. This option will get you your first link free. If you choose the free option you can still purchase other options.
Other Options –
  • $5.00 – for Facebook and Twitter Link (For those that don’t want to post an announcement post, or people without a website/blog).
  • $2.00 – for Each additional Link (up to 3.)
  • Host pages are $10.00 (Pages that Twitter, Facebook, etc. will be placed on.)
  • Co Host spots are $25.00: Co Host spot includes link back to your blog, 5 links and a host page.
  • All bloggers that pay for their links will be moved up on the Rafflecopter!
Payments should be sent via PayPal to

There is a Facebook setup group to help keep everyone updated and connected on what’s going on. Feel free to request access:
There will be a limit of 100 bloggers, so make sure to act fast! You can find the sign up form here:

Blogger Sign Ups! FREE LINK! Apple® – iPod touch® 32GB MP3 Player – Pink

 Blogger Sign Ups! FREE LINK! Apple®   iPod touch® 32GB MP3 Player   Pink

Apple® – iPod touch® 32GB MP3 Player (5th Generation – Latest Model) – Pink.  RV $299.99.   This will be a hot item for Christmas. They are taking pre orders right now and expect to be out this month. Giveaway will run Nov. 1 – Nov. 21. Winner will be chosen on Thanksgiving.
First link choice is free, Facebook or Twitter, with announcement post.   (it doesn’t have to be long, just short and sweet)   Extra Links are $2.00 each. This is going to be a huge event. Pink items are always the first to sell out.  I have already pre-ordered it.

Send payment to as a gift.
Host pages are $10.00 and Co Host spots are $25.00 Co Host spot includes link back to your blog, 5 links and a host page.
Have you joined the Facebook group? It’s not mandatory but in case you need some info.
Blogger Referral Prize:  The blogger who refers the most signups will get a co host spot.

 Blogger Sign Ups! FREE LINK! Apple®   iPod touch® 32GB MP3 Player   Pink
There is a blogger referral prize so please let them know that Megan Nichols from Our 5 cents sent you!! Thanks

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game Giveaway

Educational Insights

Do you like to have fun playing games with your children?
Do you want to see your children's eyes light up with joy when they are learning?
With the great products for Education Insights, you can rest assured that your children are learning and having fun!!!

It is my pleasure to bring you this great giveaway for Sneaky Snacky Squirrel, a great hands on game for reinforcing colors and counting while developing fine motor skills and strategy. 

This game is wonderful for young children, ages 3-5, though 2 year old children should be able to play if they are closely supervised. Check out the review for a little twist for making it a little more challenging for older children.
You can read the full review at Tots and Me.

This giveaway is opened to US and Canadian residents, age 18+ 
Giveaway ends October 31st.
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Please make sure you actually complete each task before clicking enter. 

Soda Stream Giveaway

Happy Home and Family

Happy Home and Family and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog is bringing you yet another Soda Stream Giveaway and of course it’s FREE Blogger Opportunity again for you!
This machine will be great for the coming holidays!
The prize:
-          Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
-          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
-          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
-          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
-          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice
  • The event will run from October 20 – November 20
  • This giveaway is open to US residents only.

If you choose to join us for this wonderful giveaway you MUST post a promotional blog post or send $5 to via PayPal.
Bloggers get a FREE Facebook, additional links only $2, daily votes $3! Co-host spots available! All bloggers that pay for their links will be moved up on the Rafflecopter!
PLEASE MAKE SURE AND POST AN ANNOUNCEMENT POST ON YOUR BLOG! It is a simple thing we ask you, we are doing most of the work so please if you want to be a part of this, do you part as well.
We do check and if there is not one we will remove you from the event without sending an email. However, if you have question ask,

November Win A Stash Sign Up

November Win A Stash Sign Up
Here is a FREE blogger event! 
Click here to sign up to help promote this event. Please let her know I sent you!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Freetime diaper review


Recently I received a freetime diaper. First I need to start by saying how much I love this diaper!I got the diaper on Friday and washed it with my other diapers that night. Saturday morning my husband got the boys ready and I was so nervous he was going to be the first one to put it on him. but luckily my husband knows me all to well and did not put it on him. So when I finally got to put it on him I was so excited.

Here is my review.

The fit is great! I normally don’t put “one size” diapers on Max because he is only 16lbs and they just don’t fit right. but this one fits great. It is also so trim. Also usually when I dry a all in one diaper it takes much longer than my other diapers, I line dry all my diapers usually it take 2-3 hours for them to dry. This one however took about the same amount of time. Although Dexter is potty trained I did put it on him just to see if it fit and it did! Dexter is two and 25lbs.



Quick dry time

Easy to use

The hook and loop tape is not super industrial sticky

dryer tabs

Super soft

Extra rise above the hook and loop tape makes it leak proof!


I think that toddler poo would be hard to spray off with this design. But I don’t know yet because I have no toddlers to poop on my diaper. haha


It has a super trim fit.


Fits great around his chunky thighs!



Great fit around his belly!

This color is the new mirror.

*Disclaimer- I was not compensate to provide my opinions on products or services. I may have received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would review it on my blog. I will only endorse products that I believe will be good for my readers and worthy of endorsement. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.*

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday!

Since we moved here we have heard about Conners Amazing acres, this year Dexter was old enough to enjoy it! So glad we went.




All I wanted was one good picture of them together! hehe. Boys.



Boba 3G carrier review

I own a lot of carriers. I love them. With Dexter I use to always tote him around in his giant car seat. It hurt my arm, and I never got to just hold him. half the time he would cry because he was in it and wanted me to hold him but I couldn’t hold him and the carrier, so I was stuck with a throbbing arm and a screaming child. I had started wearing Dexter when he was about 11 months so none of my carriers were a good fit for a newborn.I do own a Moby Wrap but I wanted a soft structured carrier just because they are quicker.

I had originally ruled out the Boba because ay the time they only had the 2G. Which you can not put an infant in. About a month before I had Max they came out with the 3G. I looked into it and saw that you could carry an infant in it and I got so excited! This was the carrier I had been wanting and now I could get it. I contacted my friend at Hoppers baby Haven and she told me about all the great changes in the carrier. I was so excited to buy it.  She even found the cheapest way to ship it to me. How cool is that!? I got the carrier about two days later and I was so excited to try it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tech lovers Christmas free blogger opp sign up!

This is going to be HOT!  You definitely don’t want to miss this one.  Sign up now and please make sure to tell them OUR5CENTS sent you.  Thank you.

Free blogger opp!

This opp is sponsored by: Lajupette Fashion
Hosted by: COASAHM

Your readers will be given a chance to win a $25.00 Gift card from Lajupette Fashion. 
Opp will run- 10/22-10/29
Giveaway will run 10/30-11/6

One free Facebook link is available with advertisement post.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

MPM Keurig Event Giveaway

MPM Keurig Event Giveaway

Mom Powered Media presents a Keurig Vue V700 Giveaway!

Prize Sponsored by American Family

The perfect way to warm you up just in time for the cold weather to come!

US Only - Ends October 29, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST

It’s free to join American Family and if you sign up to join them through this event you will also receive a free e-book filled with Fall Harvest recipes to complement your coffee with your new Keurig!

EARN BONUS POINTS FOR THE GIVEAWAY just for signing up for the the awesome e-book!

About the Keurig Vue V700 {$229 Retail Value}

The Keurig® Vue® V700 Brewing System gives you total control to brew your way: stronger, bigger, hotter and with more choices than ever before. With an interactive Touchscreen and revolutionary new Custom Brew Technology™ Vue® ensures every beverage is brewed to perfection, giving you perfect results – every cup, every time. 8 brew sizes, removable 74oz water reservoir and your choices are nearly limitless. In addition to coffee, tea, hot cocoa and iced beverages, Vue® brews delicious café and specialty beverages as well. This product is BPA free. Now you can fully customize your cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, iced beverage, specialty or café beverage to brew what you love, the way you love it – every time!
 Now for the fun go and enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter below for this awesome Keurig Vue V700 brewing system for the chance to enjoy some warm and toasty moments compliments of this prize. Remember you can earn more points if you sign up for the American Family Harvest Recipes E-book! Please remember to only claim the entries you’ve actually followed through on as we will verify entries. Anyone who claims entries they did not follow through on will have all entries disqualified and may be disqualified from future events. Thanks for keeping it fair for everyone! 
Giveaway is open to the US only
Must be 18 years and older to enter
Enter the rafflecopter form below
Good luck =)

Four years.

Four years. Four wonderful years of goodnight kisses, hand holding. Four Wonderful years of 'I love you" and "I told you so". Four years of having my best friend by my side. Have you guessed yet what today is? Today is my Four year anniversary with the hubby.
More mushy love crap after the cut. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Working out 2 months and 3 weeks

I can not believe I have been eating healthier and working out for almost 3 months now and I have only lost 8 lbs. See this is why I don't even bother trying! As you can guess I did not lost any weight again this week. I did find a work out buddy though! She will be going to the gym with me in the mornings! We are going to try to go to some classes too so that should be fun. Nothing really exciting to say this week. Maybe next week I can report back with some better news. Maybe I will lose these last few pounds to put me back down to pre Dexter weight.

This weeks recipe can be found here
This is a South African Cheese, Grilled Onion & Tomato Panini.
It is very delicious  although I did not have any Chutney on hand so I used some Jam. It was sugar free and it was delicious. But I like strange things together so you may want to go find some of your own! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bragging about my boys!

So I feel like I never brag about how awesome my kids are. But I think I will today. Lets start with my big guy.
That sweet guy right there is the love of my life, well one of them. He is absolutely amazing and incredible  He can already do so much it amazes me every day. He has a big opinion, about everything. He likes to tell me what to do. When he grabs my hand and says "come with me mommy" it simply melts my heart every time. He can count to ten but most times he starts at 3, 1 and 2 are un-important anyways right? He can count up to 3 objects. He talks so well sometimes I forget that he is only two.  He also knows all his colors and shapes. He is fully day time potty trained!!!! He is the best big brother, when Max cries he runs around like crazy looking for his binki to give it to him. He rubs Max's back when he is crying as well. He loves sharing his trucks with him, but gets upset when he does not play back! He is still taking a 2-3 hour nap during the day! Lately at night he comes out of his room and asks to cuddle with me, I say yes every time while Phillip rolls his eyes at us. But he hates to cuddle so much that I take what I can get!!
And then there's one of the other loves of my life. I can not believe he is already 4 months old! He talks up a storm now. Just jabbers on and on all day long. He has gotten a lot happier lately but now his teeth are coming in so he has been a drooling mess! We got his Amber beads on him now so that is helping. He also went to the chiropractor and that helped a lot, he can now look both ways! He is also rolling over! Once he gets started he wont stop. He always does the super man thing when he gets on his belly too. He has also started giggling and I love that sound. I wish I could bottle it up. He does this thing now when he is nursing where he stops and just looks up and me and smiles and I can't take it, its so cute!! 

Well those are my amazing kids. I love them!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Working out 2 months and 2 weeks

So first off I must confess, I went to the gym once this week. I had such a crazy week! My in laws and grandma in law came to town this weekend and I had to clean my house. Like really really clean it! The kind of clean where you wash the baseboards. Also believe this or not my kids were crazy this week too. I wish I had gone to the gym I was so worn out and tired I really needed that pick me up but I lost all my motivation. But to make up for not going to the gym I really stuck to my diet! I had lost two pounds on Friday but that all changed by today. haha I was bad this weekend.. Saturday we went out to eat with our friends on a double date and I did not order anything remotely healthy! Then Sunday I made breakfast pizza and BBQ for lunch! Also my grandma in law left a carrot cake at my house. and well, I have no self control when there is cake looking at me! SO I gained 1 lb back over the weekend. But I am still down 1 lb for the week! I am so close to being back down to pre Dexter weight. I can't wait till I get there then I can start trying for wedding day weight.
So this weeks recipe that I tried comes from Skinny Taste, It is a MUST for foot ball season. It is a lot like 7 layer dip but a little bit better for you!

Skinny Taco Dip
Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1/24th of dip  Old Points: 1.5 pts  Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 59.2 • Fat: 3.6 g  Protein: 2.2 g  Carb: 4.7 g  Fiber: 0.6 g  
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives,
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Here's to better luck this week!!