Friday, December 7, 2012

Baby Trend Passport Stroller

Finally my search for a new stroller is over. I found one that I really liked the price, color and size. Yaay!
This sweet little stroller is a lot smaller than the one I was using previously and only cost me about 50.00 dollars. The fabric is easy to clean and it still has a decent size basket at the bottom. It is very easy to fold and it has cup holders. A feature that was a must. Now I think that is needs to be said that if you are only spending 50 dollars than yes there are some thing that you will have to learn to live with. I am not to hard to please and really only had a handful of expectations so if you are not to fussy than I think you will love this one too! The tray that you see in the front of the stroller I decided to take off because I felt like it folded up better without it. It is very easy to attach so I do keep it in my car in case I decide I want it on.
I love the brown and pink color, and I love that it does not have any crazy prints all over it. The fabric is like a soft vinyl and it is a snap to clean.
So much smaller
Look at all the extra space I will have in the back of my car.Yaay! Just going to fill it with groceries.
See plenty of room for all of our things!

 I found this stroller at and have loved it ever since. I found looking for this kind of stroller to be very frustrating so if you are looking for a quality umbrella stroller for under 100 dollars, Baby Trend stroller may be just what you are looking for.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Intense Hydration from Burt's Bees

Looking for a product that:

  • Provides hydration
  • Reduces the  appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and revitalized
  • Easy to apply
  • Absorbs quickly
  • non-greasy formula

There is no such thing you say. You are wrong. Burt's Bees has created the Intense Hydration skin care line. This line includes products such as: Cream Cleanser, Day Lotion, Night Lotion, Eye Cream and Treatment Mask.

Each one of these products is created with the best products that only nature can offer. One of the main ingredients in this line is Clary Sage. Clary Sage can be found in the deep in the mediterranean, with it's exceptional ability to retain moisture in spite of it's  harsh surroundings, it was the perfect inspiration for this line of products. Each product with a suggested retail price of 17.99 and under, and it's ability to be found in mass retailer (such as Target or Walmart) it is a great addition to your morning regiment. In a clinical test 100% of women stated that their skin felt hydrated after using Burt's Bees Intense Hydration products! WOW 100%.
Personally my favorite product was the day cream. I am someone that suffers from dry skin and finding items that hydrate not irritate. Typically things with a strong odor or fragrance are off limits. The other issue that I have is that I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for well let's be honest anything. The day cream is light, easy to apply and it blends beautifully. I can't wait to try the Intense Hydration Eye Cream next.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cha Cha Cha Changes!

First of all I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you are all enjoying your family and good food. Our thanksgiving this year is going to be filled with extra laughter and lots of relaxation.  As I have mentioned before there have been a lot of changes on our house in the last few months.

I have taken on a new full time job as the Banquet Manager of the Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center in my home town. I really feel like this was something that I was meant to do. I love the set up, decorating, and meeting with all the different people. Now like anytime you take over a position it is always a little crazy and this one is no different. This is the reason why I have been so MIA lately. Sure enough though each week gets easier and even more organized. Which I do love!!!
October and November are always busy months for our house. We have a lot of birthdays and the holidays. Trent turned 10 at the beginning of the month and Easton will be celebrating the big 6 this Saturday. I know we all say this, but it is just crazy how fast they are growing up. What I find the most amazing is how truly different they both are.
Just last week my soon to be 19 year old sister MiKayla joined our household. I am really excited about this change. I have never been surrounded by so much estrogen in my whole life. Who knows what other changes will come with that. MiKayla lots DIY maybe even more than me and already in just a short amount of time she has helped me create a few new things which you will see very soon. She has already been working and looking into a school to attend in the city for fashion design. She is a very trendy little chic and she swears that she is going to girl me up!!! Ummm yes I am a little scared on that one. Not only have we welcomed my sister to the household, we have also adopted our first Elf this year. I heard about it last year and was to late on adopting one. On thanksgiving night we are going to name him. My 9 year old does not believe in Santa anymore:( I know I am very sad about that, so I think I am going to let him help me with the Elf fun so that he stays involved.
This will be the I think 5th Annual sister-n-law black Friday fun day and I can't wait. This year we decided to tackle the craft stores. I have been getting my Handmade Christmas List ready! Now I have to admit that I will have to purchase a few items, but I think I will be about 90% successful, which is a percentage that I can live with.  So with all the changes that have been going on in our household I am going to continue Left Handed Ideas because I would miss you guys way to much.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Aura Waterborne Interior Paint by Benjamin Moore

The testing of this product could not have come at a better time. I knew exactly what I was going to use this for. I am a firm believer that it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. I love the clean feeling that I get when I clean a room out all the way down to the bones and give it an overhaul. Now although I did not have any rooms that were going to be getting an overhaul, but I had a few good pieces in mind.

So here is my first project!

First of all you have to ignore the mess you see in my basement. It is getting cold up here and I do not want to paint anything outside. That's why this project was moved below ground level. Once I applied the first coat and left to let it dry I quickly noticed that my house was not overcome with the smell of paint. Benjamin Moore has revolutionized the industry with low odor and low VOC's.
Now to most this would look like a useless stand that is actually pretty ugly on its own. Since starting my new job I have been doing a lot of cleaning and I found this stand in the back all alone. After asking around and no one wanting this interesting piece of furniture, I decided to take it home. Now when I look at this thing I see an amazing cupcake stand after it's been given a nice coat of fresh white paint. Once it has it's new look I just imagine this stand wrapped in lights, and flowers covered in cupcakes!!!!
See what an improvement!
I think my favorite feature is the paint and primer all in one. I get so excited about my projects that I get impatient and I just want to see the final project. When painting my new cupcake stand I instantly noticed the thickness of the paint. It went on so smooth and even. The coverage was great. I definitely only needed two coats.
So what makes Benjamin Moore's aura paint so great you ask? Well here are the facts
  • Color Lock technology
  • No more than two coats needed for any color
  • Mildew resistant
  • Superior washability
  • Paint and Primer together
  • A Green Promise product
  • Suggested retail price of 67.99 per gallon
Now for project number two, nor this project is a little more intense so it is still in it's final stages of completion. This is a cabinet door to a set of four kitchen cabinets that I purchased at a garage sale for 10 bucks. The cabinets are going to be transformed into a kitchenette set, washer and dryer.
 With this great selection of colors I am having a hard time committing to a color. Benjamin Moore has over 3,600 colors to choose from!!!!! How is someone supposed to choose with that many options.
The doors from these cabinets are going to become a holder for all of my jewelry. Talk about re-purpose!
So check Benjamin Moore on facebook and twitter and see how thier Aura paint can transform your next project.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


For the first time in DC Comics history, Batman - the worlds most popular DC Super Hero - is now an all-new, live-action arena spectacular which is taking the world by storm. BATMAN LIVE is a 15 million dollar stage production with an original story featuring a 43 strong cast of actors and circus trained acrobats, a 3D Gotham City landscape, a bespoke symphonic score, custom-built state-of-the-art stage, a 100 foot bat-shaped LED video wall, pyrotechnics and the impressive Batmobile, designed especially for the show by legendary racing car designer Professor Gordon Murray.

Faithfully adapted from the DC Comics characters and stories, BATMAN LIVE focuses on Robins quest for justice, which leads him to follow in the footsteps of his hero the mysterious vigilante known as Batman, much to the dismay of his protective guardian, billionaire Bruce Wayne, whom the audience knows is secretly Batman. This dynamic triangle resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters, Batman and Robin. The adventure transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly's Circus to the depths of Arkham Asylum, and from the glittering peaks of the Penguins Iceberg Lounge to the subterranean wonders that await inside the Batcave. Batman Live is coming to Rockford! Save $10 use promo code: BATMAN

Easton just saw the comercial for this show and I asked him if he would liike to go and he gave me that look like DUH!!! Mom, of course I want to go to that.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The UGLEE Pen is the best pen

When they say ugly they weren't kidding. This has to be the strangest that has ever come across my finger tips, but the minute I took it out of the package I could not stop touching it. I have to be honest that these pens sat in my purse for a few days before I actually used one. I was at work showing them to my co-workers, instantly upon touching it one of them asked if she could keep it. I thought wow that must really be a great pen. So when the time came when I was desperate for a pen and after digging around in the bottom of my purse, in the middle of me writing I was thinking to myself man this pen is awesome.
I remember as a kid having sore spots on my fingers from writing all day. When I was in 5th grade I had surgery to remove callouses that had formed on my index finger on my left hand. I wish I would have had this pen a long time ago. The top half of this pen is squishy, but not slimy. It forms to your hand, and is comfortable for your other fingers too! The ink seems to flow out which allows the pen to glide along the paper.
Dr. James Lee has created the most comfortable ergonomic pen on the market. The UGLEE Pen is weighing in at less than 1/2 ounce. So many have fallen in love with this ugly pen. An additional feature that I love, is that because of the unique grip it is easier to find this pen when digging in my purse. Which to some of you many not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. To find out more information about the UGLEE Pen check out their website And of course you can like them on their face book page at and follow them on twitter @ugleepen. So I know you want to get your hands on some of these great pens. Well enter into the giveaway below and you could be the lucky winner of your very own UGLEE Pen.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glade Collections!

As all of you know my house at times feel like circus. That also includes all of the lovely smells that come along with a circus, okay that might be a little extreme. None the less with the boys there are definitely smells going on. Now glade has come out with some new products to help me with this.
The Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist comes in four scents: Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Fuji Apple and Cardamom Spice, Lavender & Juniper Berry and Pineapple & Mangosteen. Out of all of the scents I had a hard time choosing between Cotton and Pineapple scents. Now I know that every one's nose is different, but mine tends to like clean, fresh, citrus kind of smells. I do not like heavy smells that instead of smelling it you can taste it. Gross right I know. Now I tried all of the scents available and none of these fall in the gross category. Still the cotton and pineapple ones were my favorite. I also like the sleek look of the container. My bathroom is a white, brown and blue theme and these containers fit in really nice. With just a little squeeze around the neck of the bottle you can fill whatever room you want with whichever fragrance best suits your nose. And at about 3.00 dollars each your wallet won't mind either. Now the only trouble is teaching the boys to actually use that nice looking bottle on the back of the toilet.

Along with the Fragrance mist that worked great in my bathroom, glade has come out with their new Oil Diffusers.
When I purchased my first diffuser I was unaware of it's fragrance power! It just so happened that my dog was not feeling very well at all! True story my husband was a very unhappy man that day because he had to clean up the dogs mess about 5 times that day and with every text message I got I cringed with the thought of what I would find when I came home. Much to my surprise I walked in and all I could smell was the Pineapple and Mangosteen.Yes! Did I finally find the cure for all of those boy smells? Glade's Oil Diffusers last up to 30 days. One of my favorite features is that their is NO plug!!! I can put this wherever I need to, if I need to move it from room to room I can do that. Plus with a 1 1/2 year old running around the house have to keep everything out of her reach.  the modern design helps it blend in with the other items in my house. Glade Oil Diffuser comes in the same four scents as the fragrance mist: Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Fuji Apple and Cardamom Spice, Lavender & Juniper Berry and Pineapple & Mangosteen. Glade oil diffusers are also about 3.00 dollars each. So go to your nearest retailer and find your favorite scent.
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