Monday, December 28, 2009

Update from Phoenix

Hey everyone, I hope you had a good holidays! We are still in Phoenix and have had some fun but also some scares. My hubby was admitted to the hospital for atrial fillibration (spelling?). He woke up in the middle of the night with a crazy irregular heart beat and it wouldn't calm down. I'm not smart on all of the medical stuff but they couldn't get his heart rate back to normal with medicine so they had to do a procedure where they stopped his heart. He was told it would feel like he was having a heart attack. He said it was so incredibly painful. Finally after different medinces his heart rate is back to normal. Today we found out that it is his thyroid that is causing it and that he might have Graves disease. Still waiting to talk to the endocronlogist so we shall see but we are relieved that his heart is going to be ok.

We also are praying that are insurance will cover it. Since we are out of state it might not but trying not to worry about it. I'm just so thankful to still have my husband. I was worried sick thinking about not having him in my life. So if you haven't hugged your sweetheart lately- make sure you do- life is so short!

On that note, I know I have a TON of emails to respond to and will do my best in the coming days but am just trying to get my life organized while away from home.

Friday, December 18, 2009

oh sugarcubes Etsy Giveaway




My dear, sweet, amazing, almost life long friend, has opened up her own etsy shop- ohsugarcubes. It's about time! She is so talented and I am really proud of her creativity. She has beautiful artwork-prints that were photographed by her. I love how real they are! She offers different sizes and prices. Her pieces are REALLY affordable and make great presents for any occasion!

She is generously giving one lucky winner their own print! To enter please visit her shop and tell me which item you would choose.

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Giveaway ends Jan. 2nd Open to US

I Am Featured!

I was asked to write an article for the Curious Chef site awhile ago and just realized it is up. Yeah me! So if you want to take a looksy click here.

My Christmas by Andrea Bocelli


I have been really wanting a good Christmas cd this holiday and have been really bored with my old music. I was so excited when I received Andrea Bocelli's very first Christmas album. It has great artists included on the album including Reba and my personal favorite the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! This songs truly are beautiful and Andrea's voice is amazing. I really loved how many tracks are on the cd. It feels like I don't have to change cd's for awhile.
  1. I Believe
  2. Adeste Fideles
  3. O Tannenbaum
  4. Blue Christmas
  5. White Christmas
  6. The Christmas Song duet with Nathalie Cole
  7. Oh Holy Night
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  9. Jingle Bells - duet with The Muppets
  10. Silent Night
  11. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
  12. The Lord’s Prayer
  13. What Child Is This with Mary J Blige
  14. Angels We Have Heard On High

One lucky winner will receive their own copy of Andrea Bocelli's Christmas cd. This giveaway will not run for that long since Christmas is upon us! To enter please tell me why you would like to win this cd.

Giveaway ends Dec. 21st open to the US.



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Winners Finally!

I made it past finals just barely! What a week. I have been able to post and am now packing to leave for Phx. We leave at 4 am tomorrow! We are driving and it will take us about 24 hours total so it will be long and interesting with two toddlers. I wanted to play a little catch up and also let you know I have a new sponsor on my sidebar- TinyPrints! Make sure you check them out they have super cute stuff.

Now for the winners.....
The winner of the MyJones Soda is LadyTink_534

The 2 winners of the Hallmark GC are clarissa and Tamara B

The Robeez winner is Justin and April

The Pillow Pets winner is etirv

and the winner of the Build A Bear giveaway is Emily!

Thank you to everyone who has entered. You guys rock! I will be posting more when we arrive in Phoenix so be on the lookout :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm Still Alive

But barely! No just kidding but I have been crazy busy with things as I'm sure everyone else is. It's finals week and down to the wire for studying as well as getting ready for a long trip to Phoenix. I will be posting winners soon and some more reviews and giveaways. Hope everyone is doing well!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD Review


The first Night at the Museum is a favorite in our house and now so is the sequel Battle of the Smithsonian. We loved the story line where all the exhibits are being shipped to storage at the Smithsonian. It is full of adventure and I really enjoyed the graphics. The only thing I missed was the cave men. They were so hilarious in the first one!

The characters were also great in this one. There was Amelia Earhart, a new monkey, and the ignorant Col. Custard. This was a great family movie for family night. Battle of the Smithsonian was released on 12/01/09 and makes a great family Christmas present!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Young Living Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend Review


Christmas time is a time for great smells in the home. Everything from the fireplace to goodies baking in the kitchen. I love how smells can trigger memories and help your mood. My Young Living Essential Oil rep, Jennifer Nordin, sent me the Christmas Spirit Essential Oil Blend to review. I really love it! Here is a little description from the site: Christmas Spirit™ is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. With Christmas Spirit on hand, simply open a bottle and start diffusing!

This stuff smells so nice! I love how the blend makes my home feel super Christmasy. We diffused it our Ultrasonic Diffuser while we decorated the tree. What a great tradition to start! This diffuser wholesales for $85. You will receive a coupon for 50% off the diffuser with the purchase of any Young Living Start Living Kit which creates a Young Living account for you to purchase at wholesale prices.

I love that I am using all natural oils in my home that are beneficial to the air we breathe!

Jennifer Nordin, Independent Young Living Distributor #329194, provides practical aromatherapy tips and private consultations through her blog, Oils For Wellness. Be sure to subscribe to her e-newsletter for more ways to experience the amazing healing benefits of essential oils. Start living well today- purchase pure Young Living aromatherapy products from the Oils For Wellness website!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Build A Bear Workshop Review and Giveaway



Isn't this little guy (or girl) cute? I got the chance to review him from Build-A-Bear Workshop. He is one of the many cute animals available to purchase online or from their store. He came in a box that looks like a house which is great for carrying. He's super soft and really lovable! I can't wait to give this to my friend's little one for Christmas. It will make there day! I was really surprised at the selection offered from Build-A-Bear Workshop and hope to one day take my two little guys to the shop so they can build their own. We don't live near one so we will have to find one on a trip sometime!

This cute stuffed puppy is ready to be your furry friend! Its shaggy black and white fur and floppy ears make this stuffed animal Porty hard to resist. We donate $1 from the sale of this Bearemy's Kennel Pals® friend to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to help real animals.


One lucky reader will win their own Portuguese Water Dog from Build-A-Bear! To enter please visit the site and tell me what your favorite animal is.

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Giveaway ends Open to US ends Dec 16th

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pillow Pets Review and Giveaway


Have you seen the commercials for these adorable Pillow Pets? I have and am happy I got my hands on one to review. They are stuffed animals that can easily be changed into a pillow. They are perfect for toddlers and children and are super soft. I received this cute Wiggly Pig to try out. I was surprised with the size of the animal. It isn't too big that it would be in the way but not too small so that your child's head isn't being supported.

Here is some more info about Pillow Pets:

Top 5 reasons to own a Pillow Pet:

1. Affordable, adorable fun and functionality

2. May postpone live animal ownership with 20 stuffed varieties to choose from

3. Cuddly like a puppy with ultra softness for hugging and sleeping

4. No clean up required and no shedding; durable and machine washable

5. Always up for anything - naptime, playtime, travel time - anytime!

Pillow Pets were created by a San Diego mom of two who sought a more functional use for the multitude of stuffed animals strewn across her home. Pillow Pets are affordably priced at $19.95 (with up to five additional Pillow Pets for $15.95 each) online at www.GetPillowPets.com.

I think that these are also perfect for road trips or for your little one who is staying over at a friends or family's house.

One lucky winner will receive their own Pillow Pet. Please visit their site and tell me which one you would pick.

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Giveaway ends Open to US Ends Dec 14th
 
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