Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wholly Guacamole Biggest Loser Contest

Feel like you need reinforcements in The Battle of the Bulge?
Does The Biggest Loser®  give you inspiration?
Wholly Guacamole is celebrating Battle Buddies with an awesome giveaway!
Go to and, in 200 words or less, tell them how you and your Battle Buddy inspire and support each other in your weight loss journey.

They're giving away tons of prizes including a trip for 2 to attend  The Biggest LoserCouples season finale, a trip for 2 for a week's stay at The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge Malibu® and airfare allowance!  And don't forget to watch The Biggest Loser: Couples, Tuesdays 8/7c! 
Click here to learn more!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And The Winners Are....

Congrats. I'll be emailing you to get your mailing address so I can get your coupon for a free 28oz bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softner to you. If you don't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be selected! 

**Edit** New winner chosen due to location. Sorry! 

Verse of the Day

Some things make me reading my verse of the day -

Numbers 6:24-26
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Smokin' Six-Shooter -Review & Giveaway-

Russell Corbett was all cowboy and wasn't about to let a lady lasso him! But Dulcie Hughes had him tied up in knots from the moment she nearly collided with his combine. She rode into town with her fancy rental car and city clothes to claim her secret inheritance. And neither tall tale nor handsome rancher would deter her from exposing a years-old cover-up at the Beaumont property. She expected to find answer, not fall in love. But like the threatening thunderhead on the horizon, the truth would come fast and fierce, and there would be no escaping the consequences. 
My Review:
I could not put this book down. I loved it. It's a murder mystery that kept me on my toes. Every time I thought I had it figured out a new character would be introduced or a main detail would change and throw me  back off again. It was a fast read and very entertaining. I will definitely be looking for more books by B.J. Daniels!

Buy It:
You can pick up a copy at your local retailer or purchase it online here.

Win It:
I enjoyed this book so much that I'd like to give you a chance to win a copy of your own. All you have to do is be a GFC follower and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite murder mystery book is. Please leave your email address(or make sure its visible in your profile) so you can be notified of your winning. U.S. residents only. Giveaway Ends 4/2.

I received this book by being part of the Harlequin Ambassadors program in exchange for an honest review whether it be negative or positive. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

It Hurts

I tried to not let it take me there again but there was no resisting it. I've been fighting it for quite some time now. It's so strong and has too much power over me. I'm back in the dark place if that's what you want to call it. I'm happy and cheery but my every thought is now consumed and I don't have much energy left for anyone else. I hate this feeling.

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Broke -Part 4-

Broke - Part 4 from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today was Good

 Today started off a bit sad for me but I pushed those feelings aside and decided to enjoy the day with my son. We went on a walk and stopped to play at the park. It was pretty cold out so we couldn't stay too long but we still enjoyed it. While we were there Colton did a face plant off the slide and I got a fat lip. Nobody was seriously injured though so I think we did good. Ha! It ended up being about a two mile walk - my legs are killing me. I stopped walking the track back in September and after today I've decided I need to get back to it!

I was very happy when we got back home and I saw that the mailman had left me some goodies! I received two new books to review and I got a beautiful lighthouse print from Kleman Photography that I won in the fan giveaway by Sew Sassy by Ashley on facebook. I absolutely love it. I can't wait to get it framed and hung. It matches my bathroom perfectly!

I also found out that I won a Thomas Nelson Women of Faith Devotional Bible. I entered the spring fling giveaway at Energizer Bunny's Mommy Report's last week and I won! Yay!!

To make today even better I was spotlighted over at The Frugal Free Gal. I hope you'll stop by and let her know I sent you!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Laptop troubles & a giveaway!

Remember that new laptop I just bought? I had to return it and order a new one tonight. :( The screen broke. The computer still worked when hooked up to an external monitor it was just the screen had no power. Leave it to me to get a dud. Boo. I won't get the new one until next week. Until then it's back to the iPod we go.
Onto the giveaway.....

I have (3) coupons for a free 28oz bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softner. There will be three winners. Thanks to Purex Insiders program for making this available.

All you have to do is be a GFC follower and leave a comment with your email address so I can notify winners. U.S residents only. I will be using to chose the winners. Ends 3/28.

-Review- Purex Complete with Zout

Purex Complete with Zout is both a detergent and a pre-treater, all in one. It can be used in both top loaders and High Efficiency washing machines. It makes your job easier by getting the stains out the first time! Plus it smells good while doing it! I really enjoyed trying out this new laundry soap and will continue to use it.
I really like that there are two fragrances available; Fresh Morning Burst and the Free & Clear. The Free & Clear is more for me as it is fragrance free and has a hypoallergenic formula for sensitive skin. That is perfect for my son. I won't have to worry about him breaking out anymore. 

You can find Purex Complete with Zout at select retailers and soon it will be available nationwide in stores such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, and Publix.

Go here and request a free sample of Purex Complete with Zout.

I received this product as being a part of the Purex Insiders program in exchange for an honest review whether it be negative or positive. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and no other compensation was received. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

-Review- Nutella Hazelnut Spread

If you haven't ever tasted Nutella - boy are you missing out!! I was selected to host a Nutella party and tried it for the first time last week. It is soooo good. I've always seen it on the shelf at the grocery store and wanted to try it but just never did. I don't know how I ever lived without it!

I had some girlfriends and their kiddos over last week and we tried it out. It is delicious. Everyone had a lot of fun and were very excited when they got to take home a goody bag filled with a tumbler mug, spreader, recipe cards, and samples. I provided fruit, waffles, English muffins, graham crackers and orange juice.  I really enjoyed mine on a waffle sandwich! I toasted two multi-grain waffles and then spread a thin layer of nutella on and topped it with sliced bananas and strawberries! So good. I've gone through two boxes of waffles since then...yeah its that good! Its also very filling.

I've been giving it to my son on a graham cracker as an afternoon snack and he loves it. We will be keeping this in our house from now on to use with our breakfast and desserts!

Go here to print a $1.00 off coupon.

I was invited to be a host of MommyParties sponsored by Nutella® hazelnut spread! I was provided samples to try and no other compensation was provided. All opinions noted are mine and mine alone. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

COTM Seeds Conference Night 2 Opener

Ecclesiastes 3
Everything on earth has its own time and its own season.
There is a time for birth and death, planting and reaping,for killing and healing, destroying and building, for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing, for throwing stones and gathering stones, embracing and parting.
There is a time for finding and losing, keeping and giving, for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking.
There is also a time for love and hate, for war and peace.

SeedsConf 2011 - Night 2 Opener from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

Where You Can Find Me(Thursday)

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patricks Day!! ::Pinch:Pinch::

Here is where you can find me today. Come on over and link up, meet some new ladies! 

Obviously MARvelous

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

-Review- God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers
Compiled by Jack Countryman

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

God's Wisdom for Mothers is a compilation of bible verses that are neatly organized so that you can find what you are looking for when you need it most. This isn't a book that you would normally read straight through but more a reference book that you will continuously come back to and learn from. There is a content index at the front of the book that is listed in categories and sub-categories so that you can easily flip to the verse you need whether it be about wisdom for daily living, cherishing your family, praying for one another, or so many more. There is also extra pages in the back of the book for you to keep notes or write your daily prayers. 

This is such a wonderful little book. It is the perfect size to fit into your purse or even keep on your nightstand so that you always have it on hand. It is a perfect gift for the Mothers in your life. 

I received this book from as part of their book review blogger program in exchange for an honest review whether it be negative or positive. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

ViveVita Bandette -Review-

So you're at a play date for your kids and there are sippy cups everywhere. How do you help your kids know which one is theirs? You get a ViveVita Bandette! You can personalize your kids' cups and bottles while keeping them germ free at the same time! ViveVita Bandettes are a heavy duty band made of non-toxic material that slips around your childs cup or bottle. You won't have to guess whose cup belongs to whom or worry about the spreading of germs anymore.

  • Bandette cup labels are dishwasher and microwave safe. 
  • They are reusable and easily moved from one cup to another. 
  • They make it easier to grip the cup for early beginners or slippery hands. 
  • They have a wide back to be able to write your childs name or allergies to alert caretakers. 
My son really likes the lion bandette. He knows which cup is his and he thinks it's fun to make his cup Roooooar! Its adorable. I would definitely buy some for play dates, family get togethers, or even birthday parties. Why not send the kids home with a cute keepsake and help another mom out at the same time!

ViveVita Bandettes are available for purchase at several stores; the closet to me is Babies"R"US. They come in packs of three and are very inexpensive. The boy pack has a blue panda, green monkey and an orange lion, while the girl pack includes a pink ladybug, a yellow bee, and a fuchsia butterfly.

I received 2 Bandettes to review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and no other compensation was received. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sad Sometimes

Some days I'm fine but when the light turns to darkness and no one is near I'm consumed by my thoughts. My head won't shut off and I play things in my mind over and over. Eventually, I'll end up falling asleep, tears staining my cheeks.

Just because I make it a point to not really talk about it anymore doesn't mean I'm not still hurting. Just because I don't want to open up to you or hold your hand through it doesn't mean I'm okay, it also doesn't mean that its just you that I'm not talking to about it. Its everyone. I don't want to talk about it unless I bring it up. Its not something you just throw into an every day normal conversation about sunny skies.  I don't like to be caught off guarded or made to feel guilty for not talking about it. This is something that I am going through and its not okay to be made to feel guilty about not sharing it. Don't turn my problem into your own, don't try to take from it, from me. This is my suffering.

I had a friend the other day who I don't talk to that often but she knows the situation. She used to be a really good friend but we drifted, or well she drifted. That's okay, I know that happens sometimes and we are still there for each other we just don't get to talk as much anymore. At least that's what I thought. I don't know how much she is really there for me seeing as how she is too consumed with her self that she acts a fool every time I talk to her. She made a comment. A comment that normally I would let roll off my back and not sweat it but it hurt. It was like she stabbed me and then just went on about the conversation like I wasn't sitting there bleeding to death. For anyone else I don't think it would of hurt me as bad because this particular person has been told and retold by myself and another about what I'm going through and how I don't like to talk about it and its really not okay to say anything or make a joke about it.. So why can't she remember that?? What is so hard about just keeping your mouth shut?

"I'm still saving all my baby clothes for you, if you ever decide your finally going to have another one". ::giggle::

That was her comment. No big deal right. It shouldn't be. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive, I don't know. Why did she laugh afterwards? What was so damn funny? Is the joke on me? If I finally decide to have another one? Seriously?? I don't want you saving your baby clothes for me. I appreciate it and if you just really want to save it then do it but put it on the back burner and don't tell me about it, don't bring it up. If they are taking up too much space in your attic then get rid of them.

I've held on to my own baby things for too long. We are getting rid of it all. It hurts. I know its just stuff but its all I have left to the baby world. I look over and see the swing and I can picture in my head a tiny little newborn being rocked back and forth but that space is empty now because my husband dragged the swing off to work today to give it to someone who needs it. That makes me happy knowing that we are helping a couple that are just starting and having a hard time and just had their first baby and that baby is going to laugh and smile and coo and fall asleep in that swing. But it also makes me sad.

Next month will mark the two year anniversary of when we started trying to conceive baby #2. This is one anniversary that I don't care to celebrate.

March Bunco

Had bunco last Friday. It was fun as always and the food was super yummy! We had a delicious spread this month. Baked sweet potatoes(rosemary? DELICIOUS!!), potato salad, chicken, fruit, salad, veggies, spinach dip, chips, cupcakes, cookies, homemade biscuits!, and so much more. I made a Gluten-free lasagna. It was good. One of the girls is GF and I noticed all of my ingredients were gluten free except for the noodles so I made a little trip to Akins and picked some up. They were relatively cheap. Only $3.99, I was afraid they were going to be very pricey! I grabbed an extra box to give to my sister so she can make lasagna sometime. I was very happy with the way it turned out. I did cook the noodles a bit too long though. I turned the heat off but I wasn't finished getting the rest of my filling done and so I left them sitting in the hot water.....they broke apart. It was like a puzzle getting all the pieces to fill the pan. You couldn't tell when eating it though so all was well. I didn't win this month but that's okay, its nice to give the other girls a chance! HA. In January I won for most losses and in February I won for most buncos. I can't wait for next month, I just need to figure out what I'm going to make.
Here is a couple of pics. I'll have to add a group shot later.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Why do the young have to go through so much pain and suffering? When is enough enough? What do you do when you see the one you love giving up hope? When you can see the light dimming in their eyes and the fight left in them is weakening? What are you suppose to do?
I don't understand how someone so young and so beautiful with so much to offer to this world has to continuously suffer.
You want to be strong but the circle around you is breaking. Everything including your hope is shattering to a million pieces and the tears just fall and your heartbroken. What do you do?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How much more?

Have you ever gotten word of something and when it hits you everything just freezes but at the same time your world starts spinning out of control and your stomach knots up, your body shakes and its all you can do to keep from puking your guts out? That's how I feel right now.

I need unspoken prayers please, God knows my heart.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

I'm not sick anymore! Thank goodness!

I got my new laptop ordered today!! I should get it in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited. I was a bit down earlier though because I tried to get my old computer to come on and I guess it hadn't really set in yet that all of my stuff was gone. I just figured I'd give it a couple of days and then it would power up and I'd beable to get all of my pictures and files. Wrong. It powers on just can't start up. :(
I did upload about 200 pictures online recently so I can get prints of them and have them put on a disc and then I burned a couple of discs of pictures. If you know me then you know that isn't anything. I take 200+ pictures in just one day. I'm a snapper. I'm not going to stress and fuss over it though. What's done is done. Besides in a couple weeks I will have a new toy to play with and all will be right in the world...well almost. :)
Oh and I'm also expecting my new glasses to arrive in the next couple days. I have a scentsy party to go to tomorrow evening that my sister is hosting and then Friday is Bunco! A fun filled week!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

....Wah.....My computer officially took the plunge today. I'm so upset but mostly at myself because I've known it was on it's last leg for awhile now and I didn't make sure to get all of my pictures and music backed up. Urgh. What an idiot!? Owell there isn't anything I can do about it now. To top everything off I've been sick all day and wasn't able to go to church this morning. Hopefully I'll beable to get a new laptop ordered this week. I can't be without my lifeline!! Until then my little iPod touch is keeping me afloat. Ha.
Just ignore this poor me pity party post unless you want to join me! Anything go wrong for you today? Come on, we're all allowed to have a gripe session every once in awhile right? :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

-FREE- Music

If you enjoy listening to some good Christian music then you should definitely head on over to Family Christian Store on facebook and 'like' them. You will get a 10-song sampler. They are great songs! You really don't want to miss out on this offer!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We had so much fun with friends today! We went to a cute little cafe in Owasso, OK. Sprouts Play Cafe. I really enjoyed it. They have a playroom for the kids that is huge and it's open but you are separated by a half wall. So you can hear them and check over the wall and make sure all is well but you get to sit there and eat lunch and visit with your friends! They have someone with the children at all times watching over them and supervising so they aren't just in there alone. They also usually do art time but for some reason today they didn't get a chance to, but we'll make sure they get to do it next time. The food was delicious. I had the 1/2 sandwich (Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Panini w/ provolone cheese, black olive mayonnaise and balsamic dressing) and the cup of soup(loaded baked potato). It was good! They also had free wifi. I will definitely go back and not just because I have 4 more passes to use. :) My only complaint is that it does seem a bit pricey. I would go and pay every once in awhile, I guess when you consider the fact that you are getting an enjoyable lunch with the ability to actually have a conversation with your friend and not having your child hollar mom mom mom mom nonstop--yeah its totally worth it!!


My son turned three in January and I'm trying to decide about preschool for the fall. I'd really like him to be in some type of classroom setting as he has never been in daycare and I think the social part of it would be great for him before 'real' school starts. What age did you put your son in schooling? Is three years old too young?
My real dilemma with it all is the price. It just seems so expensive. The preschools I have looked into have all been church preschools and for just a couple of half days a week its almost $200 a month. That just seems like a lot. I recently heard that there is a 3 year old program with the public school system but that would be all week long and it seems to early for that. So many decisions...I'm stressed out!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How Lucky We Are

I am so excited! Yesterday I ordered these adorable cards from because I had a coupon code that allowed me to get ten of them for free. How awesome is that!?  I can't wait to get them in the mail.