Monday, November 18, 2013

Glow Bug cloth diaper review

"Glow Bug Cloth Diapers with The Revolutionary 360° Gusset are ideal for first time parents looking for an easy cloth diaper solution. Glow Bug offers trendy prints, an amazing design, eco-conscious packaging and an unbeatable price of $150 for 12 diapers, 18 microfiber inserts and a wet bag." 

It’s All About Her Holiday Giveaway

Welcome to the It’s All About Her Holiday Giveaway

Look Great, Feel Great!

Sponsored by:, Dry Babe, Painted EarthAn Aura of Allure, NeoCellBath Path

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosts: Craft Cravings & Bloggie Away

Is there a lovely lady in your life who deserves to be pampered for the holidays?  Or maybe you are that hard working woman who deserves something fabulous that is just for you!  If you fit one of these scenarios, you have found the perfect giveaway!
This amazing “It’s All About Her” holiday gift event has a grand prize of over $200!  Two runner up winners will receive Lavender Bath Salts from Bath Path!  The giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  It will run from November 18, 2013 through December 9, 2013 at 11 PM CST.  If you have any questions, please contact
Here is what you will win (click on the link to read reviews from Savory Savings!):

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Sparkle Box Giveaway

The Sparkle Box Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Ideals Books

The Sparkle Box 

Hot Flairs accessory giveaway!

This is a sponsored post.
Sponsored by:  Hot Flairs Accessory .

Owner C. Graciani has been an online entrepreneur since 2002 when she started out as a wholesaler of women's handbags and accessories. It was not until 2010 that she decided to move up in the social media commerce and retail her items. She carries designer lines like Haute & Sole, Tina Takis and other boutique and designer inspired jewelry pieces, handbags and other accessories.

Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions came about when she was so busy working she had no time to shop, alot of people have busy schedules, so the social commerce sales on Sunaday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, at 9PM EST made sense. Shopping is so simple, when you want to buy an item, just leave the comment "SOLD" underneath the item post in the comments section.

Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions has something for everyone. They cater to all the fashion flairs of people, as long as it's hot we got it!

 Join them every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9:00PM (EST) for live sales.
They run flash sales throughout the week- so don't miss out!
 3 winners will each win a set of these necklaces, 3 in a set. They will be shipped directly to the winners. The company will pick which necklaces the winners get. Good luck to all who enter!!!

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Steamboy Mop giveaway!

Steamboy Steam Mop Giveaway!

Sponsored By:  Allergy Buyers Club

Hosted By:  More Than Mommy

Allergy Buyers Club is a company where you can find all manner of items dedicated to making your home a more healthful, allergy-free place to be. They have been a top retailer in the industry since 1998, and they genuinely care about your health and well-being.

They care so much that they are giving away a Steamboy Steam Mop to one lucky winner! The Steamboy Mop is a great way to get hard floors and even soft carpets clean without using harmful chemicals. You can find a full review of the Steamboy Steam Mop HERE.

This giveaway ends November 29th. There will be one winner 18+, U.S. residents only. One entrant per household, please!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Our Lately:

Our house is *ALMOST* done! We had our first visitor, well since my parents came and saw them pushing around the dirt..
The Kitchen is my favorite part :O)

My and a good friend did a craft show last weekend! it was lots of fun and we both had good sales! 

we later put table cloths over the bins under the tables.. 


It’s Christmas Baker’s Edition Event- blogger opp

It’s Christmas Baker’s Edition Event

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Grand Prize: KitchenAid Tilt-head Stand Mixer + accessories
Event dates: 11/18 - 12/9
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Soft structured doll carrier tutorial!

This is something I have wanted to Make Dexter for about 18 months now! Jeez horrible mom over here. I knew when I had Max I was going to have him in the carrier a lot so I thought hey if I make Dex one he won’t feel left out! right? He can carry his dog in it. Well yeah it would have been nice if I had done it a year or so ago. But I finally got around to it no. I searched and searched online and could never find a tutorial. So I made my own! 238

This is a moderate to difficult thing to make but if you are a new seamstress don’t let that discourage you, you may just want to start with some material you don’t mind if it gets ruined and accept that as your trial run. Also this takes about 1.5 hours but is worth the time!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Total Nutrition review

 A little bit about Total nutrition "Total Nurtirion is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, nutirents, vitamins, and phytonutrient - all of which are required to take your body from "surviving" to "vibrant".  Simply stated, with Total Nutrition, you will transend "normal nutrition".  Total Nutrition is a delicious, easy-prep supplement that contains a diverse blend of premium quality superfood ingredients that have been sourced from across the globe.  This cutting-edge global blend of superfoods makes Total Nutrition extremely dense in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  In fact, just one tablespoon is enough to provide the average American with an entire day's worth of nutrients!  Total Nutrition is the first step toward changing your life and your health.  You'll feel revitalized in a way that you've only dreamed about!  Total Nutrition is comprised of:  Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Spirulina, Spinach, Alfalfa Leaf, Kelp, Dulse Leaf, Barley Grass Juice, Orange Peel, Beet Root, Dandelion Leaf, Lemon Peel, Gingko Leaf, Wheat Grass Juice, Maca Root, Cacao, Ashwagandha, Sacha Inchi, Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen, Reishi Mushroom, Blueberry, Black Currant, Wild Bilberry, Wild Lingonberry, Aronia, Pomegranate, Concord Grape, Red Raspberry, Sour Cherry, Wild Elderberry, Wild Cranberry, Black Raspberry, Goji Berries and Schiznadra Berries.   These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Adminstration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

Total nutrition is made to mix in with a shake, water, or juice. It is made out of herbs to provide an entire days worth of nutrients. I was really excited to try it because one of my husbands co-workers use it and swears by it! Plus I have been eating a lot healthier lately and I love learning about new foods and products that naturally give you energy.
When I got it I was a little disappointed because I only received one sample, and its a little hard to give a fair judgment on just one drink. The day I got it I was running errands and when I got hungry I didn't want to stop at a fast food place and really didn't know what to do about lunch.  So since I had a bottle of water in the car I thought oh hey Ill just drink this! then I will have energy and feel boosted to go on with my day! So I mixed it in with my water and shook it for 3 minutes till I could no longer see things floating around and it looked like it was mixed well. Well being a green drink I was really unsure about it so I handed it to my husband and asked him to try it first. He took a big drink and said it just tasted like drinking grass! So I tried it. It wasn't bad tasting, but the gross bits floating around gagged me. I couldn't drink it due to the floating stuff. So I have no idea how it made me feel and I can't really recommend it. All I can say is I would try it again in a shake or juice or smoothie. Not in my water!
It has a lot of benefits and that is why I would try it again, I think with the right other flavors it would have tasted a lot better. Have you tried total nutrition? What is your experience?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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

School Zone Alphabet Flash Cards {Review}

Recently I have been teaching D his ABC'S and he has done great! One of our favorite games to play is ABC bingo. But one problem we have is most cards have either two letters (capital and lower case) or there is so much going on on the actual card it is hard for him to tell what he is supposed to be looking at. So when I got these I was glad to see they had two sets one with all upper and one with all lower case letters. They are easy for him to look at and sturdy so I don't have to worry about him breaking them.

The School Zone Alphabet Flash Cards are sold by Educational Toy Planet. They are set of 52 glossy, card-stock cards that come in their own storage box. They are sturdy and colorful. The corners of the flash cards are rounded which is really nice for sorting. 

We have really enjoyed playing with our set of cards and learning more about  Educational Toy Planet. I really love their website and how easy it is to navigate.  They have stuff for both of my boys (1 and 3) and for years to come. They have free shipping over $75 and they have a section for you to make a wish list! The shipping on these cards were super fast and customer service was excellent  This is defiantly a website I would recommend for anyone looking for an educational or just a gift for a child to encourage learning. 

This item is located in the ABC toys section, also belonging to the following categories: toys for 3 year olds. 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.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Towne Place Suites by Marriott in Chattanooga, TN Review

*I was not paid for this review, all opinions are my own*
We seem to be staying at more and more hotels lately. Some I could stay in for weeks and others I immediately regret my decision to go on vacation. Last month we stayed in a hotel with a room so humid I felt like I was back in South GA in July again. One hotel I feel like I can always know what I am booking is Town Place suites by Marriott. They are always clean, always a friendly staff and their breakfast is always about the same.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Once Upon This Rock: Lullaby Renditions of Christian Rock Review

There are very few kids cds that I enjoy, and even less lullaby cds. In fact I think there are two. This is one of them.
When I got the chance to review this CD my first thought was "Do I know any Christian rock songs?!" Turns out I know all of them! I really didn't think I would know any, although I am Christian I didn't think I listened to Christian rock. I love hearing these songs in a new way. It makes it easy to listen to because I know the words to the songs. Plus the instrumentals are pretty.
When I got the CD it was actually pretty close to bed time so I put it in our cd player and turned it on for the kids. I was really surprised when D asked to be put to bed! We listened to about 5 songs and he got very sleepy and went to be easily. They usually go to sleep pretty easily but never ask to go to bed! I was thoroughly impressed. This is my new go to CD when I want to get them sleepy. It usually works!
I think Jammy Jams is a great idea and would suggest it as a baby shower gift or just for a fun CD to buy!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rock 'N Learn Alphabet DVD Giveaway and Review

Children sing along with catchy tunes for each letter, play musical games, and learn old and new alphabet songs as they reinforce letter recognition skills, learn letter-sound relationships, and develop a richer vocabulary. As a special bonus… on the alphabet DVD version, children learn to print each capital and lowercase letter, as well as numbers 0 through 9. Plus, the recently revised DVD now features exciting animation.

We recently have started a “home school preschool” with Dexter, he is three and to young for public pre-k and I am not ready to have him away from me yet! So we started with his ABC’s first. First I started by having him do little activities and flash cards every day. We did one letter at a time and within about two months he had gotten all  his letters! I was really surprised but I noticed he wasn't retaining them. He would know them for a day or two but then when reviewed them I could tell he wasn't to sure of them.
When I heard about the DVD at first I was a little skeptical. I am a very um.. stubborn mom. I usually always think, there is nothing a tv can teach my child that I can’t. Both my boys are not allowed allowed to watch tv, if you want to know why you can read about it here. Anyways I read over the description and thought okay maybe this will help him. After contacting the company I received one dvd to giveaway and one to review. When it came I was pretty excited.
As soon as we started watching it I felt a little more at ease with the thought of my child watching tv to learn. He was pretty glued to the TV so I was glad it was only 35 minutes. That is our max TV watching time. I feel like he did learn a lot from it and it has helped him with retaining the letters.
It shows both the upper and the lower case of the letter that you're learning. It reinforces letter recognition which is what seems to be helping him remember his letters better now!
There is a special bonus at the end of the DVD we do on days we don’t watch the movie. The goal is to  point each capital and lowercase letter. It also goes through number 0 – 9.
It’s not something that I will use as a main learning tool, but that is just because of my TV stance. It is so great for little ones and has helped reinforce what I am teaching Dexter. I can see how a lot of parents would use this as a main tool for them to teach their kids. It was informative and easy for kids to follow.! 
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Complimenting strangers.

How my kids act in public.
On a typical day this is how you will find my kids acting in public. Max is hitting Dexter in the head screaming "NO" while Dexter is pushing him back and stealing his toy. And yes they are both in pajamas out in public at 7pm because I was done parenting for the day. 98% of the time this is my kids.
 But there are these rare moments when they behave. Usually no one but me sees them and often I feel as if I am hallucinating. The other day though a phenomenon happened. After running 3 errands with both boys which were even boring for me I knew we had to run into the bank to close an account. I almost didn't do it. I thought "gosh this is about to be the worst trip in the world they are going to be holly terrors!!" But I knew it had to be done. So I cringed as I pulled into the parking spot and got the boys out.
They were surprisingly well behaved as we walked into the bank, sat down and waited our turn. I didn't even have to play my ridiculous I spy game. When you play I spy with a three year old it usually goes like this "I spy a red wall!" the red wall is usually right in front of us then I cheer loudly when he locates it. But not today, today he sat down and read a book next to me and max just quietly sat in our Boba carrier. When it was our turn it took over thirty minutes to get my account closed. the whole time Dexter just sat in a chair next to me smiling and Max just laid his head on me every now and then calling out "MOMMA!!" happily.  After our grueling boring thirty minutes of sitting we were then told to go over to the long teller line so I could withdraw the rest of my money. 
Before we left though the young guy that was helping me smiled at me and said "Your kids are very well behaved." 
WHAT? MY KIDS?! HAHAHAH. These monsters can tear apart a clean room in less time than a f4 tornado. 
But this time I just got to smile and soak that compliment in! YES my kids were well behaved. Neither of them were crying neither of them had any bloody body parts. Neither of them peed their pants. They were the definition of perfect. And oh how I loved someone else saying that to me. 
Then as we passed the grocery store on the way home I thought about how I still needed milk.. was it worth it!? we just ended our errands on such a good note... do I dare go in?
I did. 
As we got out I noticed there was one of those obnoxious race car buggy's you know those giant carts. The ones that you inevitably run into every end cap and human on every isle. You can't push it around with any sort of style or grace and have to laugh and say to every person "heh their new drivers!" yeah I got one of those cause their two seaters.. after getting two cookies I began to push no shove my cart towards the milk. I was playing silly games with the boys and I may have kissed them a few to many times. Then I heard it. My favorite words of all time. 
"You can really tell you love those boys"
You see there was no way this sweet old lady knew how much I love hearing those words. Or that it has been almost a year since someone has said that to me. I do really love my boys but I feel like it hardly ever shows. She also didn't know that I had received another rare compliment earlier. She didn't know how much these words meant to me. She didn't know I was going to hang on to that sentence hours later as my kids were throwing food at each other and my three year old was screaming "NO I ONLY WANT OATMEAL!!" and I thought I could no longer go on. There is no way to know what someone else is going through and how even a small compliment can change their day, their week, or just the way the feel about themselves for an hour.
It may seem silly but just those two compliments have made me feel like maybe I am getting my act together maybe I am finally starting to be a good mom again. Maybe I can handle my children.

So if you are ever out and you think a nice thought about someone maybe you should say it out loud. You never know how much they need to hear those words. I know I often need them and I am sure so do others. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Corset Chick Corset Top Review

Recently I was asked to do a review of a croset from I was really excited because I don't often get to review things for me. Mostly just the kidos! So I got asked to pick my three favorite Corsets. I was told to spend under $30 which at first I was really bummed about because seriously who can buy a corset that is worth anything for under $30!? Well much to my surprise almost all their corsets were under $30! and many were less in their clearance section.
One thing they did have that I loved were the Corset Dresses! I thought they were all so cute! They were more than $30 though so I didn't get a chance to review one of them but I may have to go back later and buy one. Although I have no idea when I would have a use for one all I know is I want one. 
So when I ordered my Corset top I was a little disappointed that I had to go up in sizes. Normally this wouldn't bother me but I have been working hard to lose all the baby weight and I am finally getting somewhere! So I normally wear a size M but had to go up to an XL! It was a little upsetting but I got over it. However when my corset top arrived it was a 2-3XL. Which at first I thought okay so now the sizes are even more off?! but turns out they just sent me the wrong size.  The return process is easy but to be honest I probably will never return it because I am to lazy and forgetful!
This is the corset I received:

Corset has zip-up closure on the side, underwire cups, and laces on the back and it comes with matching G-string

  • Corset has zipper on the side, underwire cup support, and laces in the back for a perfect fit.
  • 12 light-weight bones through-out
  • Corset finished in white satin
  • Fully adjustable criss cross ribbon lace back
  • Corset is 15' in length
  • Cut shorter at the back for added comfort
So while I can't tell you how it fit I can tell you the materials seem nice and like they are sturdy. The lace feels itchy and the cups don't seem very bra like, they are just flat. Also in the description it says it zips up but it doesn't. It has clasps which I don't really like. 
The corsets from Corset Chick, come with a matching thong, I received a solid black one however, I'm really not at all impressed with the thong.  It's basically a large piece triangle shape with a little elastic for the g string, and feels like cheap material.
Corset Chicks has sizes for everyone. You can find a corset to fit anywhere from a size Small (2-4) to a 6X (18-20).  Stay up to date on sales and promotions at Corset Chicks by liking their Facebook page and following on Twitter!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.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Woolzies Dryer Balls.

I have always used dryer sheets since I started doing my own laundry, I never thought about the chemicals or what else was really in them till  I had babies. Especially since I was cloth diapering they became something that I no longer could really buy. I started having a lot of clingy sheets and staticy clothes. My dryer time with my diapers was super long (2 hours!) and I thought there was nothing I could really do! Since we live in an apartment right now I could no longer line dry my clothes. So I was thrilled to start using Woolzies Dryer Balls which is a non-toxic fabric softener and we have been delighted with its’ performance ever since. Each hypoallergenic Woolzies Dryer Ball is handmade using premium New Zealand wool and it is even safe for people with wool sensitivity.
The dryer balls cut down on the amount of time your clothes stay in the dryer. The first time I used them my clothes actually stayed in their longer! I was a  little upset. My husband figured out later that it was because my dryer senses weight and since the weight of the balls is not changing the timer kept resetting! After figuring that out we started doing our own cycle by choosing the heat amount and time amount. My drying time has cut down by about 10-15 minutes. I also love how much money this is going to save me, Woolzies last for 1000's of loads. So to get 1,000 dryer sheets I would have to spend about $54. So not a ton of savings there but every little bit counts!
One thing I don't like is that I have to put essential oils on the balls after I dry my clothes in order for them to smell nice and not just clean. I don't really like adding any more steps to doing laundry! But if you don't care about pretty smelling laundry I am sure this won't bother you!
 Each box contain six Woolzies for use in your dryer and is available for purchase for the MSRP of $34.95 with free shipping in the United States.
So go visit Woolzies to learn more about these awesome dryer balls or to purchase this product now.
Connect with Woolzies on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their latest updates!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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Baby Comfy Nose Review

The BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator is the simple, easy, and effective solution to baby's sticky (and snotty) situation. Before the Baby Comfy Nose I used bulb syringes on my little one; my toddler, on the other hand, will sometimes refuse to let me near his nose with anything. I don't plan to use a bulb syringe ever again. Have you ever seen the inside of a used bulb? I mean, you can't exactly clean it, and many of us don't throw them away after one use. But now I can. 

The Baby Comfy Nose uses your own suction to remove mucus. Put a tissue inside the aspirator body, the tip goes in baby's nose, and suck. The tip is safer by design than a bulb syringe and won't go in too deep. It comes in 3 colors and with a mesh pouch to keep everything together when it goes in the dishwasher. It's safe and sanitary, no worries!

My 1-year-old laughs when getting his snot sucked out, and my 3-year-old can use the Baby Comfy Nose aspirator all by himself!

The only thing I don't care for about the comfy nose is there is no valve to protect me from germs and snot getting sucked into my mouth. I feel like the tube is hard to get really clean and I worry that I am taking a risk in getting myself sick while I suck out my kids nose.

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.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to do chores with kids!

We don't watch much tv in our house, my three year old has just now started watching a little bit more (one  thirty minute show 4 times a week) but my one year old never watches TV. When I tell people this I always get the same strange look of "well what do you do with them, while you get chores done??" I never know what to say because to me this is the normal. They do chores with me. So recently I have taken note of what it is I do with my kids while I "work". I hope this helps someone!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wazoodle blogger opp

Wazoodle Fabrics

What is Wazoodle?!
Wazoodle sells cloth diapers that are already made as well as cloth diaper making supplies, fabrics and notions!

Sign-up, offer your readers the chance to win and help me promote this awesome giveaway!
Prizes: 1 $50 Wazoodle Gift Card! & 10 winners to receive a free yard of fabric w/their next purchase!
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Sign-ups will close on: August 5th
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You will receive 2 Free links w/announcement post OR for a small fee w/o post. 
There will be two additional link options for a small fee each. 

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The blogger who refers the most sign-ups for this opp will be one of our co-hosts! Co-Host will receive 2 additional free links into the RC form as well as 2 follow pages! Refer as many bloggers as you know to this sign-up form and remind them to let me know Our5Cents sent them! Why be a co-host? It helps boost your follow base as well as your page views!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Better late then never right??
4th of July photos. At least its not August that would just be ridiculous..
I am not sure who was more scared of who.

Monday, July 29, 2013

10" Green Earth Pan by Ozeri

When we got married we bought a set of pans for a decent price and thought they would be "good enough" to last us maybe 5-10 years. Well it defiantly was a lot sooner than that they all started peeling and we noticed we needed new pans. We would buy a pan here and there slowly collecting a bunch of pans that were no good. This year for Christmas all my husband wanted was a good pan. STRANGE I know! So I went out and bought him a $40 pan.. we both hate it. Everything we cook on it sticks, its hard to clean, burns all our food. Waste of money. So when my friend told me about a new pan she had been using I was excited. It was the Ozeri green pan! I was excited, she said it worked amazing and cleaned easily.
Well then shortly after that I was asked to review one, fate right??