Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.
My son and daughter are starring in there dance school's production of the Nutcracker, they have been working on it for a few months now and the performance is really starting to come together so beautifully. They are very excited to be part of such a big show, I thought for Christmas I would surprise them with a special little Nut Cracker and Mouse King of their own. I was having a hard time finding just the right holiday gifts in the local stores but there isn't much selection around here so I decided to try shopping online. I found this guy on the Pier 1 web-site and he is perfect for my son.
While I was visiting the site I found some very exciting decorating items that I want for my dining room to help bring the Christmas Spirit into the house this year. One of my favorites is a gold beaded table runner that will look beautiful down the middle of our dining room table. I'm really into the traditional look for Christmas Decorating and tend to stay with the standard gold, silver, red colors when it comes to my decorating. It is also nice to shop at a retailer that gives back to there communities, Pier 1 is looking out for kids in need this Christmas with promotions online and in-store. You can donate any new unwrapped toy at your local Pier 1 store. Online you can like Pier 1 on face book and Pier 1 will donate $1 to the Toys for Tots Program
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Remembering back to the good ol days and the treats we loved as kids my husband brought up pudding pops. He used to have these every summer, especially the Jello brand with "Bill Cosby". Trying to figure out how to recreate these for the kids was a challange but with a little google search we found the solution and it was simple. Make Jello pudding as per the directions and pour it into freeze pop makers, try it you'll love them, our favorite Pistachio.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG. All opinions are 100% mine.
Being as busy as I am trying to work 2 jobs and still get the kids around to all their activities my cell phone is my lifeline to make everything work. My husband and I are always checking in with each other to make sure we are where we need to be and that the kids get to their activities on time. My cell phone can be used for so many things it was important to have one that would have all the latest features. The LG Optimus 7 has access to over 80,000 applications from the Android Market. This allows me to download games and other apps onto my phone to help keep my little one entertained while we are waiting around. When I was shopping for a new cell phone I wanted one that would allow me to take pictures and video's and also share it with my digital media. It also allows me to play his favorite movies on the HD screen and I can even text or use the voice option to dictate my text messages. LG phones really offer all the latest features at very affordable prices and provide great quality and durability.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Jay would have to be the one that enjoys picture day the least, although I have to admit that even he was really good this year for being patient with us when it came to taking multiple pictures. He is maturing a lot and even helped with the kids instead of picking at them and making everyone miserable.
Of course Trinity was the natural of our family when it came to posing. Always ready for the camera she was fantastic and seemed to make here way into many of the pictures. This is one of my favorites but then again check out the family blog for many more of the shots that we took during our day at the beach.
We had a great day taking family pictures, it's an annual thing for us now and the kids are getting the hang of it. They all co-operate and work together to get the pictures done so we can have some fun pictures too. Blake was fantastic posing and was looking very relaxed, we got lot's of shots that I have posted on the family blog but this was for sure a relaxing moment for Blake.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Well it's almost time to start decorating for Halloween, it's too bad it's so cold out today because it would have been a great day for hanging things out seeing as we are both off today but it will have to wait for another day. We have a big blow up halloween Lawn decoration to set up this year that we bought the day before Halloween last year so we only set it up for 1 day last year. Hopefully my lights will all work and we won't have to go out and buy a bunch of new ones this year. It'll be fun anyway when we get around to setting it up.
Only a few more short days until one of our favorite holidays, Halloween. The kids are getting excited to get out in their costumes and play some tricks and get some treats. We will be going to the haunted house this Halloween and one of the kids favorite Halloween treat spots where they get yummy candy apples. Of course we will also be having a party on Friday for Blake who is turning 6. The kids were trying on their costumes today to make sure everything fit ok, we still have a couple of costumes left to figure out and some accessories to get but we should be all ready for the big night.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.
It can be so difficult to know what the best options are when it comes to cellular plans. I broke my phone recently and found myself searching for a new program to will allow me to make the calls I want to without the fear of overages and extra charges. I was really looking for the entire package, I wanted a phone that could replace all my other electronic devices like, my phone, camera, Ipod and more. It took a little while to find it but finally I found the company that could help me get all I want at an affordable price. The Boost Mobile is a great option that has affordable and easy ways to start. You can choose how to pay, whether you want to pay online, over the phone or in person at one of the Boost Mobile locatons. The refill of the phone is broken down and can be charged over your bank card and
also this is refered to as a Re-Boost. Now it is down to the simple choice it is time to pick some of our favorite brands. It sees that you can use the Blackberry models to connect with friends, play music and keep the latest pictures coming along. I was also very intestested in the Rambler Model for it's slick look and convient size. The options are really unlimited so make sure to take some time to find the model that best suits your needs.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
1. WHY DO MEN BECOME SMARTER DURING S*X?(because they are plugged into a genius)
2. WHY DON'T WOMEN BLINK DURING S*X? (they don't have enough time)
3. WHY DOES IT TAKE 1 MILLION SPERM TO FERTILIZE ONE EGG? (they don't stop to ask directions)
4. WHY DO MEN SNORE WHEN THEY LIE ON THEIR BACKS?(because their balls fall over their butt-hole and they vapor lock)
(You're laughing, aren't you?!?!)
5. WHY WERE MEN GIVEN LARGER BRAINS THAN DOGS? (so they won't hump women's legs at cocktails parties)
6. WHY DID GOD MAKE MEN BEFORE WOMEN? (you need a rough draft before you make a final copy)
7. HOW MANY MEN DOES IT TAKE TO PUT A TOILET SEAT DOWN? (don't know.....it never happened)
(C'mon guys, we laugh at your blonde jokes!)
And the personal favorite:
8. WHY DID GOD PUT MEN ON EARTH? (because a vibrator can't mow the lawn)
Remember, if you haven't got a smile on your face and laughter in your heart...Then you are just an old sour fart!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
A husband and wife were having dinner at a very find restaurant when an absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big kiss, tells him she'll see him later, and walks away. His wife glares at him and says, "Who was that??" "Oh" replies the husband, "that was my mistress." "That's it," says the wife, "I want a divorce.""OK," replies her husband, "but remember, if you get a divorce there will be no more shopping trips to Paris, no wintering in the Caribbean, no Lexus in the grage, and no more country club. But, the decision is yours." Just then the wife notices a mutual friend entering the restaurant with a gorgeous woman. "Who is that woman with Jim?" she askes, "That's his mistress," replies her husband. "Ours is much better looking." says the wife.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
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My son just turned 13 last month and now it finally happened, he wants to shop for his own clothes, Mom's choice just doesn't work anymore, he has to shop at the "COOL" stores. I have to say that he has pretty good taste and this is one of the choices he made, I love the blue it's so bright the outfit has a sweater with it that I was able to get a shot of him sitting on the blue couch with his puppy. He's still a great photo poser. Happy Blue Monday to everyone.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Kohl has been away visiting with Grandma and Grandpa for 2 weeks now, he was lucky it was only going to be 1 week but everyone was having a great time so we agreed to the extra week. The other day we got a report of some heavy rain from the vacation report and sometimes you need the picture to appreciate what really happend. As you can see there was certainly lot's of rain. We are going to pick him up tommorrow, it will be great to have him home again.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We had a visit home last weekend and the kids always love exploring Grandpa's farm. There are fields, a garden and the barn full of animals to keep them busy. A new addition is Grandpa's Antique Tractor parked in the front yard. The kids took turns trying out the seat and pretending they were working on Grandpa's farm with the tractor. Lot's of fun.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.
What to get for my husband to celebrate Father's day, he has a little bit of everything, tools, clothes so I figured why not look into upgrading his TV. He spends his quite time in the evenings after the kids are in bed and I'm at work enjoying movies and shows. I recently found Father's Day special deals from Charter that reward up to a $300 home depot gift card just for signing up for their best value bundle including HD TV with DVR, Internet and unlimited Long Distance. Even better as right now they have a promotion that allows us to
Enter now to win an iPod Touch. My daughter has an IPod and I am always trying to borrow hers all the times when I go for a walk or jog. My husband recently got his own IPhone and is always downloading new apps, with the new app for Charter he will be able to get updates, fun extras, and facebook only deals on Charter’s Facebook page. It should be a Father's day to remember for a long time to come with the gift that will keep on giving every day. Take some time and check out the exciting deals that are available from Charters right now, they have a solution to meet whatever your needs are, from simple internet access to full bundles including phone, internet and cable needs.
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Softball Rampage. All opinions are 100% mine.
The grass is green, the sun is out and it's starting to feel a lot like summer. The kids love this time of year because they can get out and spend the whole day enjoying the sun. With it being the long weekend we had some extra time off and the kids took advantage today by getting Dad to take them over to the ball field to practice some batting and catching. I think they even managed to have a mini game when a few of the neighborhood kids joined in. They called themselves the Super Smith's and they squeaked out a close win 4-3 in a mini 4 inning game. The kids had a great time coming up with names for their team, Burchelle Batters named after our street and Dancing Dogs for our pups. In the end the Super Smith's fit as they just felt Super being out playing in the hot Summer heat. What kind of softball team names do you have in your area that are unique and special. I just came accross a new contest at Baseballrampage.com a great online source of baseball gear at affordable prices. By visiting the Softball Rampage website you can enter your unique ball team names for your chance to win $200 RampageBucks rewards that you can use for your website purchase.
Last summer we cut down an giant apple tree out of our back yard, it had developed a split in the trunk and had to come down before it became a hazard. The other anoying thing about the tree was it would drop literaly 10's of thousands of apples every season from June to September. Now it is time to get rid of the last bit of the stump, it took a bit but as you can see the stump did light up. We didn't get through the entries.
Friday, May 21, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of henderson bas. All opinions are 100% mine.
It's here it is really here, the first long weekend of the summer and I can't wait. I had to pick up an extra shift tommorrow for training on a new account but at least it is for a day shift which will leave the evening open to spend with the kids. We have a big bonfire and bbq planned for the evening. We have all our supplies ready to go including the steaks, potatoes for supper and of course marshmello's and hotdogs for our fire pit later on in the evening.I spent a day this week cleaning up the back yard and getting things ready for company. We will of course sit back and enjoy a few steaks that have been seasoned with our favorite spices from Club House. Club house is one of our families favorites, with so many sauces and spices that have great quality. If you are interested in finding out how to grill the best steaks you can check out the videos from Chef Micheal where he will share all the best secrets. While visiting the site you can check out the La Serious Griller Contest for your chance to win a $300 gift card from Canadian Tire to use on anything that you like. What will your plans be for the long weekend, the weather looks like it is going to be excellant so make plans to get outside and enjoy the long weekend
With the kids finishing up their last dance competition for the year it is now time to focus on their year end recitals. Here is the tap girls getting ready for their performance last weekend. It's a fun time of year but there isn't much time to rest as I heard we are starting rehersals for next years production numbers the week after the recital and all through the summer, should be fun. We'll have to really enjoy the week off.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today our son turns 14 years old, it only seems like yesterday when he was born, now he towers over both of us so I can only imagine how big he'll grow. We are very lucky to have a well rounded young man that is doing very well with school and is responsible around the house. Of course there are moments but he is a teenager so you have to expect that sometimes.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Nestle Nescafe Dolce Gusto. All opinions are 100% mine.
We have a lot of things that we want to do over the next year or so and one of the biggest things is saving up for a family vacation away. It will take a lot of changes to our lifestyle to make this happen as soon as we want and one of them is giving up the daily trips to Timmie's for coffee. We started shopping around for a machine that we could get quality beverages right at home quick and easy. The new Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine provides instant hot beverage with the same high quality you would get at your local coffee shop. The new design of the Gusto Machine is very elegant and provides beauty to any kitchen. You can find the Gusto machine at many local retailers all over Canada including the Bay, Home Outfitters, Walmart and many others. The machines retail normally from 159 and 179 and you can buy the capsules at your local grocery store or the retailer you bought your machine. Nescafe is also offer Canadian residents only a chance to win 1 of 10 Gusto machines by visiting Divine.ca, the contest is open for all Canadian Residents only until June 20, 2010 so make sure to check out the site soon to be sure to have your entry in. It would be a great opportunity to
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Alvin and the Chipmunks. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a family we really enjoy going to the theatre with the kids, we normally end up there at least a couple of times of month to check out the latest films. It givees us the opportunity to decide what movies we buy for home for our collection. One of our favorites of last fall was the Chipmunks:Squeakquel the kids have been waiting for this movie since the first one came out. They loved it so much we actually went back a second time to see it again. The movie just came out on DVD and we had to make sure the Easter bunny got a copy for the kids, when we went to pick it up for him we noticed that not only could we get the dvd but there was a bonus pack available with a disc full of music and singalongs so it was a no brainer. If you have little ones in your home I would suggest you get out and buy it now. Alvin and the chipmunks was a favorite of mine as a kid and I loved listening to their music and watching the old show. If you and your gang are looking for More Munk Mayhem check out the link for all kinds of Chipmunk activity including the "munk" yourself feature. The kids will have a blast with this one. Get ready for a movie fun night with the kids, you'll be giggling the whole night away.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
No it's not Christmas but it is approching the year end for the kids dance classes. Competitions and year end shows are coming up fast. They had a warm up show last weekend for a fund raiser to get a chance to strut their stuff out on stage in front of an audiance, the kids did great even in the cramped space. We are looking forward to a great year end.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of SEO 5 Consulting. All opinions are 100% mine.
It is so easy to get into the mode of why me, we can get so down on ourselves about how hard we have things. When you sit and listen to the news or watch documenteries on how life can be in other areas of the World it is amazing how good we really have things. When I watch the poor children in countries like Africa and you see them suffering through every day not knowing where or when they might get something to eat. Plan works is an organization that helps in many ways make life better for those that are really in need. They find ways to help with education by setting up education opportunities for the youth and communities they are helping. They also work to provide immunizations for children. Another one of the vital services they support is finding ways to provide access to safe drinking water and educate people on the vital importance of sanitation. 160 The only way they can provide these service to the areas they are so vitally needed is through donations from people like you. Setting up sponsorship is so easy either by going to the website or by calling the hotline. It is so important for people to take the time to sponsor a child, it is very affordable and you can set up your donations so they are either made monthly or yearly whatever best suits your budget needs.