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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eden Home review and giveaway

Eden Home is a company striving to protect the Earth in all they do. Life is precious and thus should be treated like so. Eden Home shares this belief and is taking steps towards that goal. One way is by using organic cotton. Organic cotton is good for the earth, good for the air and good for all of us. Eden Home wants to help you use more organic products by offering organic and natural yet stylish products for your home, bath, bed and baby. Eden Home offers customers healthy choices ranging from organic clothes for baby to natural bath towels, from organic cookware to all natural shampoos.

Eden Home wants to offer luxury and beauty as well as natural and organic products. Products can be both because Eden Home products are produced naturally as well. Eden Home was created by two moms who wanted products that were classy, stylish, luxurious in feel and delightful to smell or caress. Eden Home carries products that are appealing to busy moms who want to make the best choices for their family including organics but do not want to sacrifice comforts or looks.

When I was introduced to Eden Home products and asked to review I thought wow. I love organic products and I love my family so nothing could be better. I was asked to review an item from the children's clothing site and I chose the Kiwi Industries Organic Hat - Pom Pom Hat The colors were perfect for my princess and with the cold winter outside I knew she needed something to keep her head warm. With these two factors in mind along with the ear aches that she has experienced I thought the cute hat was the perfect item.

The Kiwi Industries' hat is from the sweater collection and combines organic cotton yarns. The old fashioned look of the hat is intentional and brings back memories of days gone by.

What does Eden Home have that would be perfect for your family? You can purchase any of the great items off their website located here

Win: Eden Home wants to give a $35 gift certificate to one of Annie's Home readers. To enter this giveaway head over to the Eden Home website and let me know what item interest the most.

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Email must be in comment or you can not win. Giveaway ends March 13, 2010.

30 point pamper points

I think you all may have one of these from earlier but in case you did not get it here it is again:

thanks Bargain Briana

Casting Crowns Praise You in the Storm

Love this song and just know that he is always there as life throws us curve balls, tosses us around and simply challenges us I know where my help comes from and I will praise him in the storm.

Its Official I am a The View ambassador

Its hard to believe it but I am a brand ambassador for The View. YEAH!!! I love the ladies on the view. I have seen them change with the only 2 that have been there since the beginning is Barbara and Joy. When I first started watching the view I worked day shift as a nurse and I did not get to watch it as often as I liked. I did catch it whenever I could. Since that time I gained the chance to stay at home and The View has changed greatly as well. Still the same spirited sort of ladies able to share their views openly. I love to agree, shed tears, shout at and simply hear what the ladies have to share.

Thanks to the wonderful group MomCentral I have been given the chance to be a brand ambassador of The View. I feel lucky to be able to share the ongoings of the show The View. Each week I will share with you what is going on with the view as well as you all know my thoughts and opinions.

Sneak Peak!!!!! On Monday’s show, Senator Evan Bayth of Indiana will talk exclusively to the hosts of “The View” in his first and only network television appearance since announcing he won’t run for re-election in 2010. This will happen Live Monday, February 22 on ABC

I am not sure if you all have heard the story behind the Senators resignation so it would be a great idea to tune into see how the conversation goes. As far as I am concerned I know I will be listening as this senator who is a democrat shares his reasoning behind his resigning.

I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review

Saturday 9: Don't Stand So Close To Me

1. Who would you like not to stand so close to you?

well no names here but strong BO, gassy people you get the hint...

2. Which of the following aspects of your life would you think rates the highest: mind, body or spirit?

spirit is the highest for me those with ambition will find a way

3. What is your favorite movie line?

we love Bubba in Forest Gump and his line of shrimp products LOL

4. What is your favorite movie title?

not big movie title fan love movies but not titles

5. What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?

I gave birth to my children,

6. What do you try to stay away from?

illness, poison ivy

7. What is it too late for?

valentines day but not love

8. Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

I give my daughte credit for raising a lovely little girl

9. Would you rather be famous now & forgotten after you die or forgotten now & famous after you die, forever? And why?

well forgotten now and remembered after I die

Dominos Pizza Giveaway

Anyone up for a bt of pizza? Dominos is one of our favorites in this area. The blog Melinda Joy is hosting a giveaway for $20 gift card. If you want to enter this great giveaway head over there before March 20, 2010.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fill ins

1. Johnny Weir _____________.
2. _________ 2010 Olympics.
3. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud __________.
4. _____________ if you get an urge.
5. Having sweet dreams ______________.
6. What does it take ________.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____ and Sunday, I want to _____

1. who is he
2. I am loving the
3. and the silence was deep
4. push
5. makes life sweeter
6. to have a great day
7. tonight = peace
tomorrow = sleeping in
sunday = nieces birthday party

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St Patricks Day Hand Print Shamrock

St Patricks Day hand Print Shamrock

Light and dark green contstruction paper
Light blue construction paper

Have child place hand, palm side down, on the dark green construction paper and trace for a hand pattern. Repeat two more times to make three hand patterns. Have child cut out the hand prints. Cut out the patterns after printing them out by clicking here. Using the light green shamrock leaf pattern, trace and cut out three leaves on light green paper. Trace the stem pattern on dark green construction paper, cut out. Glue them stem, then the three clover leaves, then the hand prints onto the blue construction paper. (See picture) Have child write his or her name at the top or on the back

craft located on the family corner website

Aloha Friday: Springtime

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

I am so ready for spring I can not wait for spring and the beautiful flowers that go along with spring. My favorite flowers are the crocus.

Aloha Friday Question:
What is your favorite spring time flower

Friday Frustration

At this time today I am a bit frustrated with the way things are happening with my daughter. She has a husband that does not treat her well, but yet she returns over and over. I am scared for her and frustrated that I do not know what to do. I worry what will happen to her. Please pray.

Fridays Fave 5

  1. My nieces Birthday is this Sunday. I can not believe that she is 2 years old. Happy Birthday to you little one
  2. My brother who is 14 years younger than me has demonstrated through love and compassion this week that he comes through in hard times
  3. My kids are extremly happy about their grade cards this semester they are doing great I am very proud of them
  4. the weather today looks much nicer of course the weather man is calling for harder weather so we will have to wait to see what happens
  5. I am having a great visit with my lil princess. Pray for us though as her mommy is having a rough going right now

Those are my top 5 what are yours? Share yours here

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The HollyWood Company Sweetheart Purse Giveaway

Every good lady must have a purse that can keep up with her. If that purse can be as sassy as she is then even better. The Hot in HollyWood Company has the stylish looking bags that women want. The styles are inspired by the stars of today. The Hot in HollyWood products feature the latest in fashion conscious designs and glamorous accessories. The best thing is the lovely look of Hot in HollyWood Company will not break the bank. The Hot in HollyWood Company has offered me the chance to host a giveaway for this lovely sweetheart purse.

The lovely satchel profile of the sweetheart purse is created of man made leather like material I love the beautiful floral appliques on front. The rolled self covered straps are not to big to handle but big enough to support weight of purse. The purse contains a flat bottom and zippered open as well as 2 patch pockets and a slit. This cute bag will be perfect for any season and retails for $99.90.

To enter this great giveaway: visit the Hot in HollyWood website and let me know another item you would be interested in
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Giveaway starts now and will run through March 20, 2010. Good Luck Email must be in comment or on blog
I did not recieve product or money for hosting this giveaway.

Amy Peters Studio review

I love jewelry always have and always will. I can remember getting in my mothers jewelry box at different times in my life. As a little girl I was only allowed to look and dream about wearing such wonderful jewelry one day. As a teenage girl I was allowed to wear this treasured jewelry but only upon asking and returning the items I borrowed. Today I look at my mothers jewelry and remember how great she looked in it, how great I felt wearing it and how much my daughters love jewelry as well.

Amy Peters Studio is where you can find some beautiful jewelry as well. The inspirational jewelry you will find at Amy Peters Studio will take your breath away and bring back warmth and lovely memories in your life. Amy Peters the designer of this wonderful jewelry I speak of started out at a young age to create lovely jewelry. In an after school program at age 8 Amy began to make jewelry this early introduction into jewelry maker created a spark inside of Amy that would lead her down a long line of jewelry making. In college Amy worked in a bead shop knotting pearls. Earning a BA in metal arts and jewelry design in college Amy went to work and treated her jewelry making as a hobby rather than a career. Through the various jobs that Amy would work she would gain wisdom and experience. Today Amy works with her beloved craft of jewelry making creating inspirational jewelry. She strives to make her jewelry affordable and accessible to everyone.

I find myself in a cross in life between mother, daughter, grandma, and self. My children have primarily grown I know that many of you have heard me speak of my children going to college, having children and moving on. This leaves me as their mother both proud and a bit lonely. When I was looking through the wonderful jewelry available at Amy Peters Studio I found this wonderful ID bracelet. It just IDs exactly where in life I find myself.

The bracelet states:From An Acorn Grows A Strong and Mighty Oak my children are growing and as I watch them go from that tiny little baby that I held in my arms to the positions in life that they strive for I believe the inscription means so much in life for me. What will you find that fits you or someone you know at the Amy Peters Studio? Bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces are among the jewelry types that are available.

If you are looking for a great pick me up for yourself or for a gift for someone you love Please head over to the Amy Peters Studio Website and see for yourself the beautiful jewelry that is available.

Thursday Thunks

1. Why are computer mouses called mouses?

no idea maybe because of the tail they have

2. If a guy has no money and he goes into a bar does he get kicked out?

not if he is good looking, popular and womans man he will do just fine

3. Why does Taryn hate rat terrier puppies?

no idea who taryn is

4. Why do polar bears not moo?

because cows dont growl

5. Why do people let doves fly at their weddings?

signs of peace or they want to poo poo on all those that have pood on them before

6. Why are no two snowflakes alike?

because they were made by GOd

7. Why do people want things that don't work? (ads in newspapers - like junk batteries wanted)

one mans junk is another mans treasure

8. Why do we have to wear shoes at school?

trying to fill the shoes of those who have been there before

9. Why do people wear socks with sandals?

feet are cold but they love sandals

10. Why do we always want bear hugs?

who says we do

11. Why do dogs lick people's toes? And why do they like to lick lotion?

have no idea dont have a dog that does this

12. Why do people get this little thing pierced - as she points to the little thing on her ear.

hopefully shes pointing at the carlige of the ear and that is who knows why

13. Why do dogs like to eat out of litterboxes?

they like to eat their enemys poo that way there will be nothing left behind when the enemy is finally gone

14. Have you ever eaten a sandwhich that had really weird things in it?

nope dont think I want to either

15. Why isn't snow purple?

good question would be much prettier

16. When the earth was made why was the sky made blue?

well the same reason that God put in the sky I dont know what God was thinking that day he just did it

17. Why do cats like laser lights?

do they maybe because it is a wierd light that moves alot

18. When someone invented Santa Clause, why did they make him fat?

he couldnt be jolly with round belly that shook if he was skinny

19. What do you think Santa does when he's not making toys?

planning on what to make

20. Why is it that suddenly I don't care anymore?

me either to tell you the truth these questions have taken it out of me

21. Why are the healthiest things for you most expensive

the rich have always had the best and the poor find a better means which in later time the rich will find out that all they do is not as good for them as they think and the poor will then find what they did becomes the most expensive on the market.

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Ravioli Lasagna

Cooking Thursday hosted weekly by the Diary of a Stay At Home Mom blog
Ravioli Lasagna

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 jar (26 ounces) low-sodium pasta sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 small zucchini (3/4 pound total), trimmed and cut into half moons
2 cups mushrooms, trimmed and quartered (from 10-ounce package)
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked turkey meatballs, quartered
2 packages (9 ounces each) light four- cheese ravioli (such as Buitoni)
1 bag ( 8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella

Heat oven to 375 F. In bowl, stir salt, pepper and sauce. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Ladle 1/2 cup sauce over bottom. In a large nonstick sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Scatter a third of the meatball pieces over sauce on bottom of pan. Top with one package ravioli, 1 cup vegetable mixture, 1 cup of the cheese and second third of the meatball pieces. Top with remaining ravioli, vegetables, meatballs, sauce and cheese. Cover with foil.

4. Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Uncover dish and bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned

I found this recipe on parents recipes

Brothers and Friends

This is a picture of my husbands brothers family. These two brothers are not only brothers but best of friends They fid their selves discussing deep issues as friends and helping each other out like brothers should. I am so happy that he has such a loving wife and children as they are a bonus in this family I belong to.

Vintage Recipe - Orange French Toast

This week as part of the Joy of Desserts Vintage Recipe Thursday I am sharing a delicious breakfast recipe. As of late we have been on a citrus kick at our house so I thought I would share an old fashioned recipe with a citrus twist with you today.

Orange French Toast

by Jennifer A. Wickes

4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. Grand Marnier
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
8 1-inch-thick slices of French bread

Unsalted butter
Maple syrup
Powdered sugar
Four cooked sausage links

In a shallow bowl beat together eggs, Grand Marnier, milk, orange peel, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides. (Soak for 30 seconds on each side). In a skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter and cook the bread on both sides over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with butter, syrup, powdered sugar and sausage. Yields: 4 servings

recipe found on a super cool website called old fashioned living which is worth taking a look at in my opinion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Candy signup

Get your free box of Tropical Chewy Lemonhead candy by going here I got mine and you should too Thanks STL Mommy

McDonalds Deal Alert

McDonalds in certain areas is now offerering 2 for 1 drinks Monday - Friday from 2 to 5 P.M.
This may not be at all restaunts so you may want to see if the McDonalds near you is participating.

thanks for the heads up St. Louis Mommies

Pamper Point Codes

Here are a few new pamper codes that I found on the blog STL Mommies
Click here to sign up or log into your Gifts to Grow account, then enter the code below for 30 points!!


Plus here are a few other codes.

Egg Carton Bird Feeder

The letter of the day for the meme ABC Wednesday is E and my choice is Egg Carton Bird Feeder.

Those two winged friends of ours in the back yard need a bit of help this time of year as well. Here is a great way to recycle your egg carton and help the birds

Egg Carton Bird Feeder.

Styrofoam egg carton
Wild Bird Seed
Sunflower Seeds
Raisins (optional)
Peanut Butter (optional)
Apples (optional)
Suet (optional)
Bread Crumbs (optional)
Nail or Hook to hang Bird Feeder

Clean and use a Styrofoam egg carton. Fill cups with any combination of wild bird seed, sunflower seeds, raisins, apples, suet, seeds mixed with peanut butter, peanuts, bread crumbs, water, corn or berries. Place outside on a window sill or hang from a tree

Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

you can find great crockpot recipes @ diningwth debbie
Crockpot Apple Sauce

4 large apples, skinned ,cored, and cut in quarters
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 T brown sugar
1/4 cup H20

Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Plop the pieces into your crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Pour in the vanilla and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. My apples were very tender after 6 hours, and I used a fork.


This is a picture of my the diva who will turn 2. It was taken when she was about a month old. Is she not just a doll

seven clown circus is where you can find more great pics

Heat dinner rolls in microwave

Now we all know that the microwave normally dries up bread. The other day i wanted to heat dinner rolls up for supper but did not want to use oven (well you know we cant). So my daughter told me to wrap up in toweling and cook about a minute. Low and behold to my suprise they stayed soft and were warm as well. Now theres a trick if you did not know it all ready. If you have any great microwave tips I would love to hear them

wordless wednesday hosted at WE Are That Family

Way Back When: my niece turns 2

This is my lil brother and his new born daughter. The little diva will be 2 this week. Happy Birthday from your Auntie!!!!
share your pics over at the blog Twinfatuation

KatHouse Designs Valentine Designs discounted

Anyone can use a heart. Showing love all year round would be great KatHouse Designs has discounted left over valentine designs like this great pair of earrings. To see more discounted items visit here

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tackle It Tuesday : Cleaning under the bed

Today I took the time to flip the matress and lift up the box springs to clean under my bed It was not bad there but the dust was a mess. I vacumed all that up and found several of my socks that I had lost and both of the slippers to the 2 pairs I could not find the mate too. Yeah!!!

what did you do today?

Dog Is Good review and giveaway

I received one of the sweetest long sleeved tees from Dog is Good. If you know who Dog is Good is then you know about all the great items they have for sale. If you have not previously heard of Dog is Good let me share with you. Dog is Good founded by Gila B. Kurtz and Nichole Smith in 2006 takes pride in the products they offer that are both clever and stylish. Gila and Nichole wanted to sell stylish apparel that would impress dog lovers like their selves. They decided together that the name of their business would be Dog is Good . Their love for selling cute apparel quickly grew and they added a line of gifts dog lovers as well. Dog is Good is inspired to create and sell goods to celebrate the love a dog and his master share. Gila and Nichole have been able to witness first hand the special bond between a dog and his master during their daily jobs and realized that there was a need to help express this fondness so together they created Dog is Good.

Dog is Good sent us the tee seen in the picture. This long sleeve tee is very soft and comfortable. The verse that appears on the tee is one that seems to sum up the feelings that one feels for their best pal, their dog. Dog is Good also sells hats, hoodies, mugs, cards, stickers, etc... If you are a dog lover or knows someone who is the perfect item to show this love can be found at Dog is Good. Prices are great as well, so showing ones love for his dog is now even easier.

One reader will be able to do a bit of shopping for their selves as the duo at the Dog is Good group would love to give one of Annie's Home readers a $50 gift certificate to purchase their choice from the Dog is Good website.

To enter this giveaway you must visit the Dog is Good website and let me know what you would purchase if you were the lucky winner

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Contest starts now and will end March 9, 2010. Good Luck Email in comment or on blog is mandatory.

while I did recieve the mentioned tee from the Dog Is Good group. The thoughts and opinions shared on this website are mine and were not in anyway influenced.

Three or More: My Three Sons

I recently had a question in a comment regarding my sons so I thought I would introduce them to you. In line youngest to oldest. These are my three sons.

Gratituesday : the kids are back in school

I am thankful today that the kids headed back to school. After being home a whole week they finally headed back to school. Do you know what having 4 teenagers home for a week when you did not buy supplies to feed those children due to the cabinets, pantry, fridge and freezer? Well not as bad as what I thought it would be actually. Somehow we kept going and every day there was snacks, meals and extras. I thank all of those who have taught me to keep a well stocked pantry and to cook those frugal meals. Many of those that I learned so much from have blogs. Yes bloggers have lives and know how to live life.

This past Sunday was Youth Sunday. i thank God for all the wonderful youth who took over in the places of the adults who normally fill the positions. It may be these very youth that one day will actually lead the music, the preaching etc... Thank God that their hearts are prepared to accept whatever may come their way.

what are you thankful for?

Random Thought Tuesday: Life During the Olympics


Listening to the news this morning I found out quite a few different things. We are currently leading the medal count in the olympics. The Chinese came out strong on figure skating win both the silver and the gold. It was like a dream come true for the gold medal winners as they have been around for 18+ years but had never won the gold medal. Upon the husband (yes ladies I said the husband) deciding he was not ready to give up on the gold they came out of retirement to get ready and compete for the olympics where at the 2010 Olympics they reached their dreams. Yeah for them. I am proud of them not because of their nationality but because of their determination.

I also love the fact that Apollo Ohno is doing so well. I think this feisty young man is doing well. I can not believe that i like him and that my daughter like him for two different reasons. I like the fact that he has done so much and he has such a great relationship with his father while my daughter sees him through a different set of eyes and that he is great looking (hot as she says it).Oh my the differences we share.
The olympics is not the only competition going on this week. It seems the dogs are having a competition of their own. I have a son who loves to watch the Westminster dog show.

well those are my random thoughts what are yours? Share yours on the Un Mom blog

To Do Tuesday

Crazy Adventures in Parenting To-Do Tuesday

The meme celebrates its first birthday this week. Happy Birthday.

Well, valentines is over and there are not big festivities planned for a bit. Now it is time to get back to normal.
this week:
  • would love to find a new cabinet for the bathroom
  • dress up living room a bit for spring/upcoming easter
  • staighten fridge/freezer

What do you have planned? Share your list over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting

In "other" Words Tuesdays : Feb 16

This week the host for In "other" Words is Heart Choices. The selected passage is the following:

As I often tell my children in my Sunday School class. The freedom to worship him is not always free. Those in foreign countries often must worship in groups not to let those in charge know they are Christians. Many others do not even know that there is a freedom as great as our Lord Jesus Christ. Our job as Christians is to share the message that we have heard with others.

As a mom of teens I have tried to raise my children to do as they should. I have learned that after our our prayers, our personal actions demonstrating what should be done and faith that they will follow through in their personal lives. They have the freedom to keep the Lord the spotlight of their personal life or to forsake their upbringing and go on with life. They face daily influences from teens, to attractions that they know are not meant for Christians. However, they will find true freedom if they only grasp onto their knowledge of him, the manners of which they have grown and keep their eye on the goal. Perhaps this is the true meaning of the scripture to me. However, this does not only affect teens as in life we all find the obstacles to go on a different path of life rather than the one that we are on that is led by the faith in our Lord. In my own life I have found many obstacles and fallen off the road only to find my way back to the freedom that is granted when we place our lives in our Lords hands.

What do you think?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Everything Princesses review and giveaway

I found the shop perfect for my Princess in fact it is perfect for any princess. The name of this new boutique on the Internet says it all. Everything Princesses sells everything a princess needs. From clothing to stationary, from jewelry and hair products to sleep needs, from furniture meant for a princess castle to book and craft needs and if you are looking for the perfect gift for a princess look no further than Everything Princesses.

Whether your little one wants to dress up like their favorite princess. Everything Princesses has a variety of princess dresses so I am sure you will find the perfect one for your little one. We received the one above for our little princess. So cute and I just love pink.

I just adore the hair accessories that they have on Everything Princess.
This super cute toddler bed is perfect for Princess and may be just what you are looking for for yours.
Potty Chair meant for the smallest princess' among us. Where else will you find a potty chair that is actually a throne.

Buy: you can purchase any of these products for your princess from the Everything Princesses website. There are products ranging from the higher price level to the lower price level but all products are lovely
Win: Now are you ready to do a bit of shopping? Everything Princesses wants to give one of Annie's Home readers a gift certificate for $50 to do a bit of shopping for their own princess.
Enter this giveaway: head over to the Everything Princesses website and let me know 2 of your favorite items from there. Leave your picks in a comment.
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Giveaway starts now and will run through March 8, 2010. Good Luck. Email must be in comment or on your blog or you will not be selected to win.