Sunday, January 29, 2012

Safety First!!

As a parent, Safety always come First!  I love for my kids to have fun but Safety is always in the back of my mind.
I don't let them ride their bikes, without wearing a helmet.  My daughter used to think I was being over protective of her, but now it's the Law.  She appreciates my concern, after taking quite a spill on her bike too though.
As she is getting older and I'm not looking forward to this, she will be learning to drive.  I am going to voice my concerns and teach her all I can to keep her safe on the roads.  One way, I can do that is to teach her what the street signs are and what they mean now while she is riding in the car with me.  Then when she is old enough to get her drivers permit, she will already know what the road signs are.  Knowledge is power, so why not start teaching our kids these little things now.

My kids love the outdoors.  They love to go with my husband and look for animal tracks and if they are lucky enough, see the deer.  Many times, they watch the deer, squirrels and  rabbits.  My husband has taught the kids that it is important to stay on our property though.  My son has learned to look for the no trespassing signs while he's out in the woods.   My husband is teaching him about the laws and safety of hunting along with teaching him to respect our neighbor's property.

I know that I can't always be with my children, but if I can teach them, that they should think about what could happen, then they will be smart and use their heads first and then hopefully they will stay alittle bit safer.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Colleen!!

Today, is my Sister Colleen's Birthday!

Birthday Mouse Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy Birthday Colleen !!! Wish we were there to Celebrate With You!! We Love and Miss You!!!
Hope Your Day is as Special as You are !!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter's here! Prepare for an Emergency & Go Bag Giveaway ($50 value)

As the  winter season continues... 

I  wanted  to share some important information with you.  I want us all to be ready and take the first steps towards being prepared in case of any emergency.
One way to prepare is by taking the new Readiness Challenge – an online emergency simulation that forces users to make quick decisions at every turn.  The Readiness Challenge also guides users to the My Meeting Place Facebook application and other OEM resources to help users get started on their emergency plans. 

As potential snowfalls hit the NYC area, you can go here to find out the order in which the city will plow the streets to help you prepare.

Depending on where you live, the weather and your situation may be different!  but.. I think that is important for us all to be prepared for an emergency. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Aerobie MegaTop Review and Giveaway

My son loves the New Aerobie MegaTop Spinning Top.  It's one of his new favorite toys!

  • Perimeter weighted and precision crafted for amazingly long spins
  • Quick launch accelerator easily achieves 3000+ RPM spin rates
  • Tricks and Games for hours of fun and competition
  • Catching plate for catching, throwing, and balancing tricks
  • Spin booster for almost unlimited spin times
  • Made in the U.S.A.
First of All, I LOVE that this is Made in the USA!   This utra high performance spinning top will provide hours of fun!  My 10 year old son loves this!  He told me that at first he wasn't sure how to use it.  (To be honest, I wasn't either.)   This video below, shows you how to do it and also gives you great tips.  It also gives you some other ideas of how to play this, either by yourself or with friends.  This Megatop takes time to   get the hang of.  You need to practice before you can perform some cool tricks but playing with this is alot of fun.   Recommended for ages 8 and older.      

Monday, January 23, 2012

Save Money with Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Walgreens is offering a special discount on their annual membership for Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.  Right now until January 31st, you can save big!   If you enroll today, you can save $15  and get an individual plan for just $5, not to mention all the other savings you can get. 
Or for $10 a year for a  family membership, a savings of $25 right now,  covers everyone in your immediate family.  Including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets.   Join and receive discount prices on your prescriptions. 
This is a great program.  It is not an insurance program and most everyone can join.  Only those that are on Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare receipents are excluded because Federal and State law prohibits people enrolled in a publicly funded care program to participate in this program. 
People who do not have insurance can save significant with this program.  Or if you do have insurance and your co-pays are too high, you may save big too.    
Other benefits include:
-Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
-Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
-Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services
Check it out!!!  This program may save you alot of money.  But, hurry and save extra money because after January 31st, the program price is going to cost you more .
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Mamavation Monday


It feels great to be getting back in the swing of things!!

I finished Week #2 of the #2WeekChallenge.  I did really good.   I have Lost a total of 5  pounds!   The Work outs were challenging and I can feel them working.   I have been eating better and I still have cut out the Soda.  (No reason to start drinking it either.)

So, this week, I am going to continue eating better, drinking more water and getting in my workouts.  I like the idea of doing Cardio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and doing Strength training on Tuesday and Thursday.  Then doing something different on Saturday and taking  Sunday's off.

That said, today I did the Hula Hoop and Step Aerobics on the Wii Fit and I did a Good workout using the Zumba wii game.  So, I just need to continue doing good the rest of the week.

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Mamavation.

This week's  Question is: Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to healthy lifestyle?

My answer: is My Gymnastics Coach.  

This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emerald Breakfast on the Go:New Oatmeal Nut Blends~Review and Giveaway~

Breakfast on the Go! is offering a new and healthy option to help You start off the New Year right! This January, Emerald Breakfast on the Go! NEW Oatmeal Nut blends will be released.

These new, pre-portioned, low calorie breakfast or snack blends are a great way to help busy people stick to their healthy New Year's resolutions. (Not just for breakfast, these make great snack options!!)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mamavation Monday


It feels great to be getting back in the swing of things!! Well... Not really feels great as I am Sore! Boy am I out of shape and that's a shame.

But, I finished Week #1 of the #2WeekChallenge. I did really good too. I have Lost 3 pounds! The Work outs were challenging and made my body is SORE!! I have been eating better and I cut out the Soda. Cutting out the Soda was really hard for me because I lived on Diet Pepsi/Coke. I probably drank at least a 6 pack per day and sometimes I didn't eat or I ate whatever and whenever I wanted. ( Well, I noticed that it caught up to me and I gained back some weight- that's why I'm here.)

My Goal is for a Healthy Me!!! I want to eat healthy, lose weight and Tone up. I am on a good path. My husband started this with me and he should have lost weight but he didn't exercise much and cheated on his food. He cut back and started eating healthy but then he had a few blueberry turnovers, cheeseburger and fries, and whatever eles he didn't tell me he had. I on the otherhand, ate pretty healthy. I will tell you that I know if I give up certain foods that I will not make it and crave it. So, I have to tell you that the Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars are really good!! They help me get my chocolate fix without alot of calories.

So... This week I'm off to a good start!!! I did my Monday Workout but those planks are a killer. ( My abs will be rewarded in the end though) But I am going to see that my effort pays off!

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by The Chia CO.

The Chia Co produces Chia in harmony with nature, with environmental guidelines followed rigorously and farming practices applied with long-term sustainability in mind. The Chia Co products are all made from 100% natural Australian Grown Chia seed. Chia products are mild tasting and easy to include in the every day diet as they can be added to any meal. Chia is the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fiber, protein and antioxidants. We refer to Chia as Nature’s Complete Superfood because it is very high in nutrition that is essential for a healthy diet including Omega 3, dietary fiber and protein as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It contains: 37% Dietary Fiber, 20% Omega 3 ALA, 20% Protein.

The Question is: What are your latest healthy food discoveries?

My Answer is: That I am trying to make healthy meals for my family. I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies and smaller portions. Also, I am not eating at 9:00 pm when I come home from work. I am making a better meal (Dinner) and eating before I leave for work at 3:00. I bring a piece of fruit or a healthy snack to eat around 7 pm to fill me up so I'm not hungry when I get home. ( I'm trying to train my body )

This post is sponsored by The Chia Co and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women.

Goal For It ~Review~

After a busy Holiday Season and the rough start we had to this New Year, it's always hard to get back into the swing of things and into a regular routine and on a schedule.
That's where Goalforit came in handy! It's great for Moms, kids, tween and teens. is an excellent online resource that provides a variety of free solutions for personal success that are easy to use and can help bring more focus, balance and fulfillment into everyday living. I love this simple-to-use Chore Chart, which can help children of all ages learn essential skills in a fun and rewarding way.

This FREE Chore Chart can help teach kids, tweens & teens many important lessons, including:

~Responsibility... A Chore Chart is an ideal way to help your kids feel like they are making a contribution to their family by doing their part around the house.

~Understanding right from wrong... Setting behavior goals is an important way to help children strengthen their character and judgment.

~Healthy Habits... Teaching good habits involving nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstone of prevent obesity in children and adolescents.

~Money Matters... The optional point system teaches children three important lessons for managing money; earning, spending and saving.

This isn't just for the little ones. It's Great for the older kids too!!! I love how this Chore Chart for tweens & teens allows parents to easily set expectations in a way that gives older children the sense of independence that they’ll welcome ... not resist!

~It's great and helps motivated about accepting responsibility in a positive, simple way they’ll appreciate

~Easily create a personalized Chart in minutes

~Tracking & reviewing progress is simple to do and helps tweens & teens stay focused and on task

~Create an optional allowance system that helps tweens & teens learn about earning, saving and spending habits

Ok.. So besides the fact that it's FREE!! It's Easy to use and interactive. You can create and customize your chore chart and either use it online or print it off.
I have even customized mine to keep track of my New Year's Resolution of a Healthy Me. I love that I can keep my progress of eating healthy food, drinking water and exercise.

Check it out for yourself!! You'll love how easy and rewarding it is!!!

* Disclosure: This is a compensated review through MomSelect. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar ~Review~

I made that New Year's Resolution for a Healthy Me! (That means losing weight, toning and eating healthy), pretty similar to many people starting off the New Year wanting to lose weight or get in better shape.

Now that, we are two weeks into the New Year and you either already cheated or are craving sweets, I have a better-for-you choice without sacrificing great taste!

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars will help you fill that sweet tooth craving without all the fat and calories. Each Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar has a PointsPlus value of 3 or less and is the perfect way for you to snack smart in 2012 and stick to those New Year's Resolutions!

Weight Watchers Snack Size Chocolate Fudge Bar
The mini version of a cool classic and popular ChefsBest giant-size bars, offered in a package of 12. This delightful, chocolate-y snack-sized treat offers real ice cream smoothness with only 45 calories per bar and less than 1g of fat. For a PointsPlus value of 1 per bar, it is the perfect size to satisfy your sweet tooth.

These are rich and creamy! A great chocolate taste which is light and airy. A great snack with only 45 calories!

Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars
An indulgent combination of fruitful raspberry and dark chocolate, these bars are made with low fat raspberry ice cream with raspberries covered with a dark chocolate flavored coating. Each bar has a PointsPlus value of 2 per bar and just 80 calories- the perfect way to add flavor to your afternoon.

Luscious and decadent. It's all the sweetness you crave with just 80 calories. Offered in a package of 12. Rich, dark chocolate flavored coating on the outside and cool, low-fat raspberry ice cream on the inside. These are my daughter's favorite!


Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Bars
Chocolate-y, caramel-y goodness that's rich and completely indulgent. The low-fat, creamy dulce de leche ice cream is swirled with caramel and dipped in rich, dark chocolate coating. Each bar has a PointsPlus value of 3 per bar and just 120 calories
What could be more delightful? Offered in a package of 6.

These are so Good! I can't believe that they are only 120 calories. Rich and Creamy ice cream with caramel swirls, oh so yummy!!!


Weight Watchers Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Dessert Bars
Love at first bite! Low-fat strawberry ice cream swirled with strawberry dipped in creamy milk chocolate. Satisfying, luscious and oh so delicious. Only 100 calories and 4 grams of fat per bar. Offered in a package of 6.

These are my Favorite!!! Everyone in my family tried these and they loved them! You can't even tell that these are low in fat and calories as they are so rich and creamy and full of flavor.

Whether you choose to enjoy a Weight Watchers Chocolate Fudge Bar as an afternoon snack or savor one of the highly indulgent Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Dessert Bars as your evening indulgence, you can start 2012 right with a sensible,smart choice and a delicious snack.

*Disclosure: I received these products mentioned above as part of a promotional program with Weight Watchers and MomSelect. These are my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Friday, January 13, 2012

Purex Crystals and Jockey Sports Bra ~Review & Giveaway~

Giveaway Closed!  Congrats to Colleen!

As a Purex Insider, I was given the opportunity to review the Purex Complete Crystals Softener and Jockey Tech Terry Sports Bra.


You’re probably wondering, “What’s the relationship between these two products?” Well, Here’s the scoop... Purex Crystals are 92% natural crystals that infuse long-lasting freshness into the fabric fibers of clothing – without harming garments (like liquid softener products that use oils to soften).

This is especially important for activewear like Jockey’s sports bras, as liquid softeners can harm active wear’s moisture wicking ability. Additionally, Purex Crystals work to create a continuous long-lasting freshness, eliminating that all-too-common odor that gets embedded in workout clothing. We all know that smell which isn't too pleasant.

The 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra features:

~ Moisture-wicking which helps to keep you cool and dry
~ Convenient key pocket so you can take your workout anywhere
~ Reflective logo at the back
~ Breathable mesh panels
~ Soft bottom band for comfortable support
~ Outer fabric content is 93% polyester & 7% spandex
~ Lining is 94% polyester & 6% spandex

My daughter snagged this... Since she has basketball practice everyday after school, I thought she would be able to help me with this review. She said that the Jockey sports bras was very comfortable and had the support she needed. She prefers this one over the other brand sports bras she has.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is so easy to use. Just add it directly in the drum with your laundry at the beginning of your wash cycle. This can be used in traditional washing machines and in the front loaders. They look like little bath salts and smell great! I tried the Tropical Splash Crystals and love the scent! My clothes smell clean and fresh for weeks and they feel great too! It works really great for washing my Jockey sports bra, activewear, towels and my children's sleepwear.

In addition, since you add it directly with your laundry, this means no more waiting for the rinse cycle, no messy residual gunk in your washing machine, and no more stains from spilling liquid fabric softener.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener... A purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks.

HOW DOES IT WORKS?... Photobucket

Laundry scent lovers will perk up as freshness is infused into clothes with this new fabric softener. Over time, traditional oil-based softeners coat fibers causing harmful oily residue to accumulate. Purex Complete Crystals Softeners penetrate fabrics to reduce fiber entanglement and smooth frayed fibers providing a naturally soft feel.

Do ALL of your laundry—worry free! Purex Complete Crystals Softeners are safe for all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners. Safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites. Unlike other softeners, Crystals WILL:
• Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
• Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners
The product won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family!

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in three on-trend fragrances:
Fresh Spring Waters , Lavender Blossom , and Tropical Splash.
Purex Complete Crystals Softener is priced from $3.99 to $5.99 depending on retailer and will be available in food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Jockey sports bra have moisture wicking technology to keep you dry and your body cool while you workout...and Purex Crystals keep that special technology working.
So, please take advantage of this special offer and you can get 20% off your next Jockey order.

Win it!!! Purex and Jockey are going to provide one of my lucky readers with a prize pack which includes a package of Tropical Splash Purex Crystals and a Jockey terry sports bra.

Visit Purex and leave a Comment telling me which scent you would like to try?

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This giveaway will end on January 27th 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure: As a member of the Purex Insiders, I received the products mentioned above free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Purex UltraPacks Liquid Laundry Detergent ~Review~

What are Purex UltraPacks?

(In my opinion)...They are the next Best thing!!

• New Purex UltraPacks are convenient pre-dosed liquid detergent packs that make doing laundry easier than ever.

• Purex UltraPacks manage to squeeze all the performance of the new Triple Action liquid formula into just one powerful pack.

• Finally... No more mess! No more spills! No more heavy jugs!


It’s Laundry Simplified!!!

• Each Purex UltraPack contains powerful 2x concentrated liquid detergent, giving each UltraPack double the cleaning power in every drop.

• Purex UltraPacks dissolve quickly once the washer is started —even in cold water.

• Purex UltraPacks are formulated and safe for all machines, including high-efficiency (HE).

This is what it the actual UltraPacks "pack" or detergent brick looks like.

As a member of the Purex insiders, I had a chance to review this new product before it hits the shelves in February 2012. This is yet another innovative new laundry product from Purex. I can't await until I can buy more!!!

This is the next Best Thing!!! I love it!! I love that it will help avoid messes in my laundry room. ( no detergent spills). I love that it is a pre-dosed! I think that using the UltraPacks will save me even more money. I know that my husband isn't good about measuring the right amount of laundry detergent when he does a load. (For some reason, he thinks more is better and in most cases, more just cost you more money! ) I love that these work just as great as the other Purex laundry detergents costing less than half the price of the leading detergent. I love that the packaging is so much smaller and I won't have all the detergent jugs to recycle.

For Best Results...

• Dry your hands before handling the UltraPacks – water dissolves the film.

• Put (1) pack in the washer before adding clothing (the more time they spend in the water, the faster they dissolve). For larger or heavily soiled loads, use an additional pack.

• If you have a front loader, make sure to put the pack directly into the drum, not in the drawer.

*Keep your eye out for coupons and samples. Also... I will be having a giveaway for you coming soon!

*Disclosure: As a member of the Purex Insiders, I received a package of the UltraPacks for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Purex Triple Action Detergent ~Review~

This winter...

Purex is rolling out a new Triple Action formula across the entire liquid detergent line. This new and improved Triple Action formula delivers even better on Purex's promise to always leave your clothes bright, white, and clean for half the price of the leading brand!


The new Purex Triple Action formula is just that. It’s an even better clean, for half the price of the leading brand.

I have put this laundry detergent to the test with my family's clothes. My husband has some really dirty work clothes and this new Purex Triple Action laundry detergent works Great!!! It does a really good job of getting the dirt and grime out of his work clothes on only one wash cycle. Also, it works great on all of our clothes, but his clothes usually are the most challenging to get clean.

I love that Purex laundry detergent is an afforable price which is great on our budget. You can purchase Purex for more than half the price of the leading brand, which is great!

New Purex Triple Action leverages the best parts of our current formula, combined with new additions, to deliver great cleaning plus improved brightening power. This new formula will be hitting shelves near you and you’ll soon find it in your favorite variety.

Just like all of the current detergents, this new Purex Triple Action has been specifically formulated to work in both traditional and High E ciency (HE) washers. This ensures that Purex is always available to you, no matter what kind of washer you have.

*Keep your eye out for coupons and samples. Also... I will be having a giveaway for you coming soon!

*Disclosure: As a member of the PurexInsiders, I received a free bottle of the Purex Triple Action detergent for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mamavation Monday


Happy New Year!!!
It's time to make a New Years Resolution!!
(Ok.. I'm alittle late! Since Today is already the 9th of January.)
As most people want to include losing weight as their resolution... Mine is going to include a Healthy Me! A Healthy Family.

I am going to get back into my good habits by eating healthy and exercising. And my Husband is on game this time. He's been wanting to lose weight and wants to have a competition with me. (But- we are not on a fair playing field, since it's easier for men to lose weight than for women and I am not as overweight as he is.)

So, that said... I am starting the Mamavation Two Week Challenge. This is going to be challenging for me! I'm thinking the hardest part is giving up the Soda and I know that I will be sore but it is going to be a good start for me.

I took my measurements and weight this morning. I will tell you that I have gained back some weight that I lost about 2 years ago but I know that's because I eased back on my exercising and started eating junk again. I could tell by the way my clothes were fitting or I should say were not fitting. At my size, I can really notice those 10 to 15 pounds. I am determined again to lose this weight and tone up so that I look and feel better about myself.

I am going to see these results this year!! I love all the support that Mamavation gives to all of us, no matter if our weight lose goal is to lose 100 pounds or 10 pounds.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bad Contractor

Guest post written by my buddy Bernardo Graham

Unfortunately we hired the most worthless contractor to do renovations on our home in Glendale. He put on a good show at first and made us think he was really responsible and talented. After the contract was signed and money was paid we realized we made a bad mistake. He started showing up late every morning and things started to fall behind schedule almost immediately. We thought the project would take one month and it ended up taking three. The one good contribution he made was to recommend Glendale ADT Security for our home security needs. Otherwise I could have done without his work. I probably wouldn’t have been so dissatisfied with the schedule problems if I thought his work was up to par. I think for what we paid him we probably could have gotten a better quality job done. I’m not sure how long the work will hold up but I’m hoping for the best. Next time we need work done on our home we’re going to be way more careful than we were this time around.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

$25 Sam's Club Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed!!
Congrats to Katie!!
With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season...
It's easy to forget about the work that goes into getting the kids ready to return-to-school after having a great time home with them on break.

Sam´s Club is here to help and to remind you to continue collecting Box Tops to help your school of choice.

Sam´s Club and Box Tops for Education want to make your life as easy as possible heading into the New Year with return-to-school deals and promotions!

While purchasing some of your favorite General Mills brands you can also earn more cash for your local school with the Sam´s Club "6 Box Tops on a Pack" promotion!

At least 6 Bonus Box Tops will be located on your favorite return-to-school brands such as Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars, Yoplait and Progresso.

From groceries... to computers... to notebooks... Sam´s Club makes shopping for all of your return-to-school needs simple!!

This January, be sure to visit your local Sam´s Club to find all your return-to-school necessities. To learn more about the Box Tops for Education Program and how you can help contribute to your school, visit

Win it!!! One of Shawn's Sharings readers will win a $25 Sam's Club Gift Card to help make your return-to-school shopping easier.

Please leave me a comment sharing which of your favorite General Mills products you're most excited to see featured in the bonus Box Tops offer at Sam´s Club.

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This giveaway will end on January 20th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure: The Sam´s Club gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year ?

Well... Not Really?

The end of 2011 and the start of 2012 really wasn't the best for me!!!

My Grandmother passed away on New Year's morning. At the age of 87, She lived a Good life and was ready to go meet her Savior.

( But... I'm really going to Miss her.)

Here's a favorite picture of mine...

This picture was taken a few years ago... It shows the 4 Generations- My Grandmother, Mother and my 2 Sisters and I along with my Daughter and Niece. ( I only wish we had of taken a new one that included my other niece Lauren that was born last year.)