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Natural Nutra-Lift - Healthy Skin in 2013

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Mamavation Sistahood

2013 is nearing and I am very happy I have done a decent job at loosing weight and getting fit in 2012 but I am still not done.  I am hoping to get refocused and actually hit my goal in 2013 and keep the weight off!  A mild foot injury set me back in August and my motivation during the holidays has been lacking.   I am hoping that the Mamavation Sistahood will help me stay focused and encouraged through the whole year!  Check out the Mamavation Monday's to link up and become apart of the group.  :)  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 19  Do you not know that your bodies are temples  of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;   20  you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your bodies. I think that verse is a huge motivator for me!  I hope it motivates others as well!  God has given us this body and I want my body to honor God since it is His temple!   So for my 2013 fitness goal I really want to hit th

Kidslac Probiotics for kids

Why would my child need probiotics? The probiotics in KidsLacs help support kids' natural defense systems and reduce occasional digestive upset. Frequent antibiotic treatments and lack of healthy nutrients such as fruits & vegetables in a child's diet can cause stomach upset and digestion difficulty. Probiotics help maintain a healthy digestive tract and maximize the body ability to absorb nutrition from the healthy things kids eat. The probiotics in KidsLacs can help get their tummies back on track! Read more My Review: I recieved a free sample to conduct my review. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid to review this. I have used probiotics before in the past but it seems like a couple years has passed since I have purchased any. The Kidslac has a sour apple flavor and is mixed well in apple juice. :) My 2 children have no idea I have snuck in this valuable digestion aide! :) I think having

Homemade Gift from my Girl!

With my daughter in 4K this year I was very excited to open up the gift she made for us.  She may have spilled the beans and said "its a photo frame" before we even got it out of her school bag but I love it!  I will treasure every homemade gift that my kids make!  :)   I am looking forward to many more gifts through out the years.  I am very appreciative of the teachers who take the time in their classrooms to do things like this!  :)  THANKS TEACHERS!!!   To my wonderful daughter!  You are a smiley snowflake and I love you!!!  This Christmas was a lot of fun!  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Booking our Stay at the #Kalahari

I know you have heard my other few posts regarding the Kalhari in Wisconsin Dells but I am so excited for a night away with my hubby and no kids.  We are still lining all the details up before we can finalize and reserve our stay but as soon as I have a sitter lined up for the night hubby and I will have a great time.  We were hoping to go in a couple weeks but I think it might have to wait a little bit more but I will for sure post pictures of all of our fun!  I am excited to finally have a night away from the kids, it has been a long time and it sure is important for any married couple to make time for just each other!  I am so blessed to be married to a hard working and loving man and I am so excited to have him all to my self!  :)   There is still time for you to book a stay at the Kalahari and snag the deal they have going on for the rest of the month. Book your stay by taking advantage of this special getaway package created just for you  at: http:// www.kalaharire

Holiday Gift Guide Event

              Welcome to my Holiday Gift Guide Event.  I want to thank  the following awesome network of bloggers that are helping me promote this event.  They are   Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More (host) , and the following Co-host ~  Beauty Brite ,  Oh! My Heartsie ,  Charisma Media Network ,  Nita's Random Thoughts ,  Erlinda's Wondering Thoughts ,  Debbie Jean's Blog ,  My So Called Balanced Life ,  Devoted Mommy Of 3 ,  Life Is Too Short ,  Craft - Things Reviews Giveaways ,  Thriftanista In the City ,  Glasses and Glitter ,  Dani Sue Dreams ,  Central Bargains and Giveaways ,  Freesocial 2011 ,  Sassy Girlz ,  My Four Littles ,  Simply Sherryl ,  Praises of a Wife and Mommy  and  Successfully Saving  . I  hope one of my readers will win one of these neat prizes.  GOOD LUCK!!            I also want to thank the following Sponsors for providing the following prizes~~~ 1 Bottle/Tube of Noxicare Device and Service for 3 Months

Noxicare Vitamin Review and Giveaway

If you are starting your New Years Resolution List make sure you add a Multi Vitamin to the list.  :)  Noxicare has created a great multi vitamin along with their natural pain relief creams.   My Review: The pill is very big but I have no problem swallowing pills.  Noxicare has been approved by the US FDA and they really specialize in their pain relief cream and capsules.  I recieved the multi vitamin and all opinions are 100% mine.  I was no paid for this review.  Thanks Noxicare for sending me product and product to the winner of the giveaway.   Start your new year off the right way and start taking a multi vitamin.   Enter the giveaway below to win your Noxicare Multi Vitamins.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christmas Recap

The day is wrapping up as the kids are all tucked in and sleeping after having a fun filled day.  The fun will continue in a few days once we celebrate with my side of the family.  :) It sure is fun to watch and enjoy my kids as they unwrap a new gift and the smiles and laughter of excitement sure does my heart good.   I realized I did not do a good job of taking pictures during unwrapping gifts but oh well, it was more fun treasuring the moment then trying to capture it on camera. Here are a few snapshots of the day! Mustache??  Who knew you could have so much fun with this gag gift?   My daughter all dolled up with make-up...a gift.  I think makeup will only come out on special occasions because I need to keep her my little girl and she looks so grown up here!!! She did feel magnificent!  The Bammco book- Search and find our faces!  The kids will continue to keep searching each page!  :)   Playing a Lalaloopsy game with my wonderful and excited dau

Purex Baby Detergent Giveaway

You know this mom loves Purex products!!  The cost, the cleaning, and the smell all get two thumbs up for me.  Have you tried the new and  improved Purex for Baby Detergent? Thank-you to Purex for sending me the item to review.  All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.   Gentle on Baby’s Skin. Tough on Baby’s Messes. You want the best for your baby, and so do we. Purex Baby detergent is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested and formulated to be extra gentle on your little one’s sensitive skin. Purex Baby detergent leaves your baby’s clothes smelling fresh and clean, and won’t harm the flame resistance of sleepwear. My Review: The product works great in my machine and it cleans my two children's clothes great. Even with a son who is older but still occasionally has a diaper blow out, makes me happy to report that his clothes were left clean so I do  recommend  this product.  It is unscented but the best part is being gentle on your kids skins!

Grinch Party

This year we started a new tradition, a GRINCH party!  Our Grinch party consisted of wearing our pajama's, eating Grinch cookies, drinking a green Grinch drink, and watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas on the floor with all of our cuddly blankets .  I found the Grinch Cookie Recipe from the blog, The Hungry Dudes.     One treat that my daughter loves is Andes mints so I knew this cookie would be a two thumbs up with its Andes mints, chocolate chips, and mint extract.  The Grinch drink was also very easy to make and very tasty.  It is sprite and green sherbet   YUMMY!! We watched the cartoon version of The Grinch, when the kids are older we may try to watch the Jim Carey version.  The shorter version worked great for my little 21 month old.    I love starting our own traditions.  What do you do with your family?     

Family Hands- Christmas Tree

My daughters teacher sent home some green paper and asked us to trace and cut each of our hands.  Then my daughter brought this beautiful Christmas tree!  :)  I love it...very personal!  :)  Good Job my lil sweetie! My favorite is the star on top, just like our tree at home.  

Boylan Bottling Company Review and Giveaway

History of Boylan Bottling Company:  The Boylan Bottling Company has been making sodas in small batches since 1891. We weren’t the only one making sodas back then, but unlike many of the mega brands conceived in that same era, Boylan has remained true to its roots and committed to producing only authentic hand-crafted soda. Our Sodamasters use home grown recipes to make Boylan’s sparkling beverages from only the highest quality ingredients. Real ingredients…the kind you can even pronounce. We still use pure cane sugar which not only tastes better but also enhances the flavors of our sodas rather than masking them with the cloying syrupy sweetness of high fructose corn syrup. And our thick glass bottles perfectly preserve flavor, freshness and carbonation, making for a markedly superior tasting product. Boylan hand-crafted sodas stand on their own and they speak for themselves – no hype, no marketing gimmicks. While our sodas may cost more per ounce than the big soda pop

Snow Day

Today was my daughters first snow day!  We filled it with lots of outside fun and she even took a long nap today too.  The snow is still falling outside and I am not 100% sure of the totals but I am thinking we are in the 10 inch area.  The snow was light and fluffy and fun!  My daughter had much more fun then lil man, since little man will not keep his mittens on we had to go inside to warm up those little fingers.  

Easy Christmas Wreath Craft

It's Christmas time and I love Christmas Crafts!  :)  My kids had fun creating these wreath's with supplies you most likely have around your house right now: wrapping paper- green and red paper plate glue pipe cleaner For this craft you can practice cutting skills or work on fine motor skills and have your child rip wrapping paper.  :)   After they have the paper in small pieces they can glue them on pre-cut plate (I cut the middle of the plate out)  Once they are finished I used a pipe cleaner to create a handle for it to go around a door knob.   Have FUN! 

Ugly Sweater Party

We always do an ugly sweater party with our youth group.  This year my daughter and I swapped sweaters!  She may only be 5 but I fit it...kinda!  :)    If you have never done the ugly Christmas sweater then you should... It is fun!  :)  

TruKid Review and Giveaway

About TruKid : When founder and mother of six, Jennifer Adams Bunkers, created TruKid, there weren’t a whole lot of children’s products on the market for her to choose from, and a lot of the stuff out there was chemical-filled and unhealthy, or smelled “yucky”, according to her kids. Jennifer always felt hesitant to use those products on her children. One day, she found two of her kids playfully applying her wrinkle cream. She realized that a concoction used to zap crows’ feet probably wasn’t suitable for their youthful skin, so she set out to create products for her kids. Using only natural ingredients, and essential oils to make scents that children love, she created an easy system, made up of products accompanied with fun educational activities, so kids could learn how to take care of themselves. The rest as they say, was [TruKid™] history. As for what comes next, Jennifer has plans to launch the TruKid Foundation™ this fall. The Organization will be for kids, by k

Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway

Here’s ‘What’s Up’ at Boogie: SAVE THE SLEEVE!   Our on-going promotion is called Save The Sleeve!  It’s a fun, interactive way for kids to learn to put their boogies in a Boogie Wipe and not on their sleeves!  You can learn more at  , to take the pledge and receive your very own I SAVED MY SLEEVE free badge kit! NEW PRODUCTS!  Our new 45 count packs of FRESH scent Boogie Wipes are now available at Target stores nationwide!  Our 90 count canisters are available now in most major retailers like Target, Walmart and BabiesRUs.  And look for our newest product – Boogie Blasters – in a 12 count pack of Boogie Berry scented wipes, available at Walmart and Kroeger stores!  We also have a new 10 count pack (Fresh and Grape) available at most major retailers in the US and Canada! COMING SOON!  Cotton Candy scented Boogie Blasters.  Boogie Mist – saline mist with a twist!  Snot Your Average Kid contest winners to be featured on our 90 count Canister

Floppet's Giveaway

Well the Floppets were a hit with my toddler, my 5 year old, and several girls from our church.  :)   The animals were all cute and my daughter really was hoping to find a giraffe in our box of Floppets but she was satisfied with her penguin and kitty which are her favorites.   The girls had a lot of fun finding ways to use the Floppets.  We had rings, we attached them to necklaces, shoes, hair ties, on their backpacks, on the draw strings of a sweatshirt.  I am willing to bet my daughter or her friends will continue to find new ways to use their Floppets .   These cute little animals can be a great incentive tool for a classroom which is why we sent a few to my daughters 4K classroom so her teacher could use them in the prize box.  :)  Make sure to enter to win 10 Floppets for your child using the easy rafflecopter form below.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

#Kalahari Last Minute Gift Idea

Christmas is only 1 week away and the Kalahari has a great stocking-stuffer for your kids. The Book, Are We There...Yet? was published through the Kalahari in a five part series called, "The Little 5 Watering Hole." The book is about an elephant family going on a summer vacation across Africa's great Kalahari Desert trying to reach the cool waters of the Okavango Delta.  Tiko the baby in the family and the main character of the story has many challenges and achievements throughout the story. The books main character Tiko is the name of the state-of-the -art Kids play zone located at Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells.   Kalahari made Tiko with mothers to help make the water hole perfect for tiny tots. Tiko's Watering Hold is a 5,000 square foot play area that features 200 foot long lazy river, 12 slides, and much more for the family! The book is written and illustrated by Christie Morris. The 11 page book costs $12.99 and can be purchased at Kalahari in Wi