Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I thought it was about time for a reminder to myself that I need to take a step back sometimes and remember that I am more then just a mother and an administrative assistant. Too many times I forget that I am also woman and wife. Lately I have been overwhelmed and stressing myself out, which sadly I happen to do WAY too much of the time. I am beginning to realize that one of the problems in my life is that my husband and I do not connect as often as we should.
Cue Eden Fantasy and their ambassador's program where I am able to request a product in exchange for a blog post. The best part of the program is that I do not need to blog about the product itself if I do not want to, but just about the site itself. Last time I choose the game 101 Nights of Great Sex to help my husband and I connect, we are still working on the 101 nights! This time I chose something a little more personal and since this is a family blog we will not focus on the item but instead focus on the wonders of the site.
Great feature # 1: Eden FantasyEden Fantasys has something for everyone. They have games, toys, oils, books, DVDs, lingerie and even items for your wilder side, in other words something for everyone.
Great feature #2: Discretion. Now I have purchased items in the past and my biggest concern was if my neighbors, mailman and apartment office would be privy to my private life. With Eden FantasyEden Fantasys there is no need to worry; I actually did not know what my first item was until I opened it!
Great feature #3: Fast shipping. One of the other reasons besides the plain packaging that I did not realize what my package was is that it came very fast. People who know me know that I have very little patience so if I thought it was fast then it was.
Great feature #4: Great customer service. Although I only dealt with one person who handles the ambassador program she was very nice, helpful and prompt in her responses. I like to think that everyone else is like her.
If you are looking to connect with your husband more check out Eden FantasyEden Fantasys; who knows you may find a great Christmas gift for your husband or better yet yourself!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Right off the bat let me tell you that I use my computer and mouse all day long. I work as an administrative assistant which means computer work is my job. I also know what it is like to suffer from carpel tunnel, which I had really bad during my pregnancy with Big J and slightly while pregnant with Little J. Even thought it is now gone I still get flare ups now and again especially from using my mouse too much. The ErgoMotion is wonderful because it allows your wrist to rest in a natural and comfortable position. You do not even need a wrist rest for your mouse pad! (Which I always hated because they are just not comfortable) My only dilemma now is that it is currently at work but I want one for home!! Maybe I will be lucky and win one from another blogger who received one from Family Review Network
About the Product
This mouse is different from any others on the market because it features a patented pivot motion design. This allows the mouse to move with your natural hand and wrist positions, adapting to your unique movements while you work to help promote blood flow. It was designed along side with The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), located in New York City, which is one of the leading orthopedics hospitals in the country, a portion of our proceeds are donated to the HSS Rehabilitation Education Fund.
The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse doesn’t just rock, but swivels and pivots, too. The ErgoMotion Mouse redefines what a true ergonomic product should be by actually reducing your risk of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). How? By adding motion! The ErgoMotion Mouse utilizes a patented motion-base that adapts to your natural hand and wrist positions while you work. The mouse will rock, swivel or pivot with your movement so your hand and wrist are never in a fixed position, creating the most comfortable and healthy mousing experience ever!
It is Wireless!
The ErgoMotion Mouse connects wirelessly to your computer using 2.4GHz USB nano-tranceiver. Saving battery life is easy enough by switching the power on/off while traveling.
The Smartfish ErgoMotion Mouse is a symmetrical design created for both left and right-handed users alike, making the ErgoMotion™ Mouse the most comfortable device for everyone.
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Story: We were on the way to get Big J a vaccine that some how we had skipped and her daycare said that she needed or she could not stay there. Simple trip... or so we thought. Her doctor is is in an office complex off a fairly busy road. There is a road that runs parallel to the busy road that leads to the parking lot of all the office buildings. We were driving along (thankfully pretty slow) and we are about 10 -15 feet from a parking space. There is a small road that connects the road we are on to the busy road and we see a car coming but they have a stop sign. The next thing I know my husband is making a gasping sound and then the crunch sound of car hitting car. Our car spins and before I have time to do anything we are ramming into a light pole. When I get out I realize we are wedged between the light pole and a fire hydrant. What do I do? Make sure everyone is ok and then send my husband into the doctor with Big J while I call 911 and the insurance company. This all happened on Wednesday and come Friday I find out the the other driver (who admitted to looking at her GPS) gave the cop insurance that is actually no longer valid. It seems the car she was driving was taken off her father's insurance in October!!! (And she was able to drive her car away afterwards)
Thankfully I have uninsured motorist coverage and all I have to pay is a $100 deductible. I am thanking God that everyone was ok. Now 2 weeks and $7000 later my car will be fixed. Until then we have a Lincoln Towncar, aka: The boat, which is very fancy. We needed the room and because they are so busy around now they could not get us a minivan. Check out the pictures, oh year the fireman had to cut my car off the pole and hydrant!!
Friday, November 19, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.
At my baby shower for Big J I received all the usual types of diaper creams, but then one day my MIL cam over and brought me Boudreaux's Butt Paste. At first I laughed, who wouldn't I mean the name is brilliant but she told me I needed to try it because it was the best cream out there. I gave it a try and never turned back. Nothing else was used on Big J's and now Little J's bums.
Boudreaux's Butt Paste would clear up diaper rashes in a day and goes on with ease. It is also a great consistency, not too think and not to thin, perfect coverage.
Until my Mil walked in that day I had never heard of Boudreaux's Butt Paste but now I see it in stores, in magazine ads, in articles and on other blogs. I also make sure that it is included in any baby shower gifts that I give. I want to pass on the knowledge to other mothers.
Boudreaux's Butt Paste was specifically formulated by a pharmacist with direction from a respected pediatrician to provide effective diaper rash care and is pediatrician recommended
Boudreaux's Butt Paste Features:
Goes on and cleans off easily
Available in convenient sizes
Flip top cap (tubes)
Handy travel size
16% Zinc Oxide
Treats diaper rash and soothes irritated skin
Want to experience it for yourself? You can request a Free sample of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. I highly recommend that you give it a try!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I love Christmas and it has become even more memorable now that I have my two children to share it with. There is nothing like seeing the joy in a child's eyes when they learn about Santa Clause. Big J now gets that Santa is wonderful (and brings presents) and I love to create great memories for her. Thanks to Family Review Network I got to review Printable Santa Letters from Printable Santa Letters .Com which will give me another special thing to share with my girls.
About Printable Santa Letters
PrintableSantaLetters.com was started by two moms with young kids. Their goal is to make it easy for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and teachers to share the magic of Santa Claus with children. They offer a fast, easy and affordable way for anyone to become one of Santa's elves.
Simply choose the text of your letter and a background image (6 images to choose from). Then fill in the blanks. You'll be shown a preview of your Santa letter, which you can approve, or you can go back and try another letter or design. It just takes a few minutes.
Once you're satisfied, you can choose one of their three Santa letter packages, from the basic package with just a letter and an envelope for only $3.99, or one of our larger packages that include extra goodies such as a personalized Nice List Certificate or an autographed photo of Santa. You'll receive a link to instantly download your products and then you can print them right from your computer. It's easy, fun, and will save you money over the full-service Santa letter sites.
My Thoughts: The fact that I had my item right away was great and I also have the option to print more in case something happens. You simply fill out the easy questionnaire and then save and print. You can also choose from 6 designs which is nice and there are a few different choices of letters. I choose the New Sibling Letter for Big J since this will be Little J’s first Christmas and I know Big J will get a kick out of the letter mentioning her sister. I also liked that you got to choose a gift that “Santa” mentions in the letter. I am also thinking of creating the First Christmas Letter for Little J.
Here are some of the items I created for Big J, but shhhhh don't tell her.
The letters can be purchased and downloaded online and printed from your computer. There are three packages to choose from, the smallest package is$3.99, the next is $6.99 and the largest is $8.99. Once you have purchased your letters you can immediately download the templates and print them off or you can later access them from the website using the letter retrieval on the side. An email with your download links will also be sent to you so you can print them at any time.
One lucky reader is going to win the same printable Santa letters package that I reviewed (the large package)! This giveaway will begin on Nov. 16 and end on Nov. 22. This giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
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Whirl-a-Style Hairstylers are made from a synthetic material which grips the hair without tangling it. They do not damage hair as some of the tight twists and knots worn by many of the younger women, have been known to do. Whirl-a-Style has proven to be effective for people in the military, airlines and all other uniformed occupations where there is a need to keep your hair up while on active duty. Whirl-a-Style is also in demand by the dance industry, where a dancers hair must be kept up while performing.
Whirl-a-Style is available in 5 different sizes and 12 exciting colors. You may be wondering why there are 5 different sizes? It is all with reason. Each size is designed to fit your specific hair type and your desired hairstyle. Click here to check out which Whirl-a-Style will be perfect for YOU!
Some hairstyles will require the use of only a few Whirl-a-Styles while other creative hair designs may require as many as ten. The number of Whirl-a-Style devices used will depend on the effect and style desired. You will be able to select from a wide variety of colors to complement the mood and look of your choice.
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Jumbo Large $10.00
(Sorry no picture) Jumbo Medium $9.50
(Sorry no picture) Small $9.00
I received the jumbo medium Whirl-a-Style for review purposes. All opinions are mine and 100% honest.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I was selected by Her Interactive to be an AmbassadHer and received the game – Shadow at the Water’s Edge, part of the Nancy Drew series. This game works with both PC and MAC. I love Nancy Drew and have played a number of games and read many of the books. I have also been able to share this love with my bonus daughter and cannot wait to share them with Big J & Little J when they are bigger of course. Big J will watch me play now, but sometimes it can be a little scary so I do not let her watch that often.
In the 23rd game of the series Nancy Drew heads to Japan to where she is staying at a traditional ryokan (inn) for a little R&R with Bess & George. (For anyone new to Nancy Drew, Bess & George are Nancy’s best girlfriends.) When reports of a vengeful ghost start scaring away guests, Nancy’s vacation takes a turn into terror!
Playing as Nancy Drew you will immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning about origami, tea ceremonies and calligraphy. (So far I have tried my hand at calligraphy, it is tough!) I actually love the little side games that you can play in the Nancy Drew games; it keeps things interesting and adds a little change to the game.
One of the best features, I think, in Nancy Drew games is the ability to automatically try again if you make a fatal mistake. This allows players to take certain risks and try different things in the game without worrying that they will have to start from the beginning again. You also have the ability to choose from two different difficulty levels, Senior or Junior. I usually play the junior level because you get a check list of things that need to be done, this way you do not have to take notes while playing. This is especially good for me because many times I am interrupted while playing or sometimes unable to play for a few days. The checklist ensures that I can catch up easier. Nancy also has a journal where you can read about suspects, places, events, etc.
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• Seven different stores with multiple endings
• Reader interacts with the story by making decisions for Nancy