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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Smart Mom Jewelry review and giveaway


I remember sitting in church with my grandmother and my brother being kept quiet with her wonderful colored beads. My baby brother loved these beads and my grandmother did as well. She took great care so that they would not break but so that she could keep my brother quiet. Smart Mom Jewelry is created with the same idea that the child will be able to be kept content but that no precious jewelry will be destroyed. Thus the invention of the wonderful teething bling of Smart Mom.

The material used in the teething bling created by Smart Mom is the highest quality, phthalate free, federally approved silicone. The teething bling is non toxic, latex free, food safe and can be washed in the dishwasher when it needs cleaned up. This great jewelry is not intended for the child to wear but knowing how attractive jewelry that mommy is wearing looks the pieces of jewelry are created with breakaway clasp as added safety feature

I believe that the jewelry that Smart Mom creates looks good and is great for the baby to share with us. As we all know the little one normally always wants to share what mommy has. Yes that does include jewelry. By accessorizing with the Smart Mom jewelry both mom and child are content. The one thing that Smart Mom does point out is that a child with a full set of teeth may be able to bite through the teething bling and that the Smart Mom jewelry should only be shared if the parent is in full view of the situation at all times.

We received the speckled blue donut shaped pendant. This pendant was not of hard plastic but of pliable, chewable silicone that would be perfect for little ones teeth to be cut on. This pendant helped keep princess content and also looked great with mommy wearing it. How precious it is to share a piece of jewelry with your lovely little one.

In addition to the donut shaped pendants Smart Mom sells coordinating bangles, heart shaped pendants, and heart shaped key chains all created using the same great silicone. Smart Mom also sells Teething Bling gift sets which pairs the wonderful Donut shaped pendant with the matching bracelet.

Buy: You can order the great Smart Mom jewelry directly off their website.

Win: Smart Mom Jewelry would love to offer one of Annies Home readers a chance to win a teething bling set in their choice of color.

How to win: visit the Smart Mom website and tell me what set you would choose if you were the winner

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Contest starts now and will run through August 25, 2009. Please have email in comment or on blog so that if you win I can let you know. Remember each extra entry deserves own comment.

Saturday Photo Hunters

Saturday Photo Hunters: utensils

please look at what is in each persons hand in this picture if you look closely you will see they are all holding utensils and enjoying eating

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Review and discount calafant

I want to share with you about a wonderful website where you can obtain some wonderful articles by calafant. Do you remember coloring when you was a child? I do and I loved it we could spend hours just coloring. Let me ask you another question. Do you remember playing with boxes when you were young as well? We could spend all day long possibly all week long if the box was big enough. We could find all sorts of games to play with our wonderful box. What if I told you that Calafant when and put together the wonderous coloring created on cardboard. Wonderful!!!!!!!!! Right?

Not only can you pretend that you live in a castle but you can decorate it as well. Use any color you should choose after all it is your castle isn't it? Oh the wondrous time a young girl could have playing princess designing her own castle or possibly it is a young man coloring a castle as he protects it from dangerous dragons. But the best time of all could be from the parent as they watch their child partake in great exercise of imagination and art.

For inside play they could color and imagine being a fireman or the captain on a ship. How wonderful for those rainy or cold winter days. Calafant creates a great time out of any day.

Buy: find great stores to buy calafant from by visiting this link
or take 10% off by mentioning that you saw it on Annies Home blog and order online directly from the calafant website

Digital Room poster printing giveaway

The Digital Room is a trusted online printing company that is committed to providing a high quality printing experience at affordable prices. The Digital Room has been in business for over 25 years during which time they have worked with many small and medium size business. Recently I was emailed by the Digital Room with some wonderful news. They would love to offer a reader of mine a great prize. Thus allowing me to share a great contest with all my readers who love to take pictures and may have some special ones sitting around that they would love to have enlarged. The digital room is sponsoring a contest on my blog where the winner will receive a 18x24" Digitally Printed poster.

Let me share with you the picture that I would have enlarged to poster size and I know it would be treasured by many family members. This is my granddaughter Princess picture that was taken within just a few hours of her being born. Capturing her forever tiny (or as small as she was at birth) for eternity.

Because my daughter and her husband are always saying where did our little baby go I would have this blown up so that they could hold their baby forever still in a picture.

The Digital Room has great experience at poster printing and print custom posters quite often. Can you imagine a picture that you would love to have enlarged? Would you love to have Digital Room to make a poster printing of one of your wonderful treasured pictures? Do you have a favorite photo that you would love to have Digital Room to print custom poster of?

To enter this great giveaway

You Must: Tell me about the great picture that you would love to have enlarged

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Contest starts now and will run through August 3, 2009. Please remember email must be on blog or in comment so that you can win and each extra entry receives its own comment

Freebies Spot

Here are a few freebies that I have found today and would love to share with all my readers:

  • Free sample of Total cereal with blueberry and pomegranate. Simply fill out form here
  • Free sample of Gain detergent with febreeze. Simply fill out form here
  • Free sample Grandma El's diaper rash which is available at Target. Simply fill out form
  • Free cake or pie server from Eden Dreams Simpy fill out form here
  • For those of you or someone you know who will be getting married soon fill out this form to get a free magazine Get married
  • free sample of airborne by filling out form here
  • free herbal candle by filling out form here
  • free lock from ronalds lock shop fill out form here

There will be more free stuff to come as I would love to pass along all the freebes that I find

Small Talk 6

Want to join in? Go here to learn how and to view the weekly list Small Talk Six topics for 2009.

Today’s topic is “6 talents you wish you possessed.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc

This weeks Small Talk 6 theme is talents I wish I had. Since bible school is coming up here are a few of the ones I wish I had

  1. artistic abilities would be great

  2. interior decorating ideas could be useful since I have to decorate my room

  3. would love to have make up skills so I could help my daughters

  4. would love to have skills to cut, and fix hair

  5. I would love to have skills to sew or do hand work

  6. I would love to have patience to learn anything I would love to

Would you like to list your 6? Head over to the blog MomDot

Saturday 9 : fast car

1. What’s the furthest trip you’ve taken by automobile?

a 15 hour trip from Illinois to Florida

2. What’s the worst pick up line you've ever received?

I am sorry I have no idea hubby and me met married in highschool

3. What’s the best pick up line you’ve gotten?

see #2

4. What was the last gift that you received?

card and picture and tee that says I love you grandma for mothers day

5. What was the last gift that you gave someone?

a subway gift card for brothers birthday

6. Tell us about the last time you cried.

daily when hearing a song just a few minutes ago

7. Tell us about the last time you laughed uncontrollably.

with children over something that they said I love to listen to them talk

8. Do you suffer road rage? What are your thoughts on it?

shouldn't drive if you do

9. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

frankly my dear I don't give a dam

play along here

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

This is a song about the young kids that are born on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak. They can be adopted by our King Jesus Christ and live in Gods heaven forever. Oh the riches that lay before them in life may be nothing but that after death in heaven in numerous. My children want to help others out there primarily because they did not have all the benifits of all those that had it all but seen the hard side of life and now want to pay back through their experiences and help others that don't have it all but in heaven and through Jesus Christ can. Our Lord gave us a great mission to spread his word to those who have not heard it. There are many around the world that have not heard about the great love our savior offers.

Want to see more wonderful songs? Head over to the blog Signs, Miracles and wonders

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cloud B Review

Nothing is sounder than a sleeping baby is not always correct. In fact the opposite is often true. My daughter had a difficult time getting her baby to sleep in her own crib by herself. Eventually after allot of trial and error my granddaughter learned to sleep in her crib. With the help of a mobile on her bed that slightly lit up and played music quietly she would sleep in her crib for longer periods of time. Now that she is out growing the mobile a new toy was needed and
Cloud B came to the rescue.

Cloud B has one simple goal in mind and that is making everyone of any age to sleep better. Cloud B believes that if a child is going to develop properly with healthy development then a sound night's sleep will have to be demanded. Cloud B has gained the trust of parents and pediatricians alike to give a better nights, safer sleep for children. I agree that if a child does not sleep they can not function well. My children and those that I have helped teach in school often give their selves away with their attitudes and body disposition when they do not receive enough sleep at night. Cloud B not only has a passion to ensure enough sleep for children but has a great desire to create products that will offer the child a quality product using great design, style and quality material. Cloud B wants all children from every economical region to receive a great product so they often donate products and make financial contributions to charities nationwide.

So know that you know about the great company that I have found and fallen in love with let me tell you why I think Cloud B is so great.

We received Cloud B's Cuddle Cub or Mr. Cuddle Bear as we refer to him. Mr Cuddle Bear is one of Katelynn's best friends. He protects her at night when she is alone in bed and both mom, dad and Katelynn love him. Cloud B created their cuddle cub using eco-friendly soy fibers which will not harm my grandchild. The cuddle cub shivers softly created just enough movement to allow Katelynn to know that she is not alone. With Mr. Cuddle Bear Katelynn and her parents can relax and get ready for bed as the quiet cub creates a great peaceful atmosphere for her. Cloud B's Cuddle Cub comes with her own story book so that the child can read all about her as well as an adoption certificate so that the child can adopt the cuddle cub making them a member of the family.

Cloud B Cuddle Cub is just one of the members in the family of endangered species. I am sure that you can find one that your child will love and you will love how they comfort your child allowing them to feel great support.

Buy: you can buy the Cloud B cuddle cub or any of the other Cloud B great products by visiting a store that you can locate using this link

Friday's Fave Five July 24, 2009

My Fave 5 are:

  1. listening to my children making plans for their future I think I could listen to this chatter forever

  2. talking to my mom about old times and present times as well there is no on that knows the gossip like my mom, her mom was like that as well and I think my daughters take that trait but not so sure about myself. If I know it I gossip otherwise I listen alot LOL

  3. my grandbaby Princess as she gets older and I can hear banging around in the kitchen pots and pans as her momma talks to me on the phone. She is my little angel

  4. my nieces and nephews and the way that they are growing into such great little people. Anyone who sees them will love them because they are so cute

  5. the weather has been wonderful around her lately I could live like this year round.

for more fave 5s visit the blog Living To Tell the Story

BlogHer @ Home

There is a group for us bloggers that did not make it to blogher. The BlogHer @ Home group is where several of us get together and spend together. If you wan to visit this website head over here and take a look around

Day at the Lake

For more great pictures visit A Beautiful Life @ The Inspired Room and see what others are hooked on at the blog Hooked on Houses

Friday Fill Ins July 24, 2009

1. Staying home from blogger is not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I just want to fall asleep

3. homemade caramels tastes so good!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is the best for all.

5. The ocean is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is hope for all.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to blogging and taking it easy, tomorrow my plans include a bit of the same and Sunday, I want to head to church and have a great time!

join in the fun here

Friday 5

1.What’s something in your possession that has long outlived its usefulness?

my wonderful comfortable pj shorts

2.Who in your life has proven to be a very useful person to know?

My best friend Nan, my daughters, my hubbby I am lucky I know several

3.For group projects requiring collaborative planning and then collaborative execution, in what capacity are you most useful?

I can offer ideas with the best of them as well as follow orders, I am never to be the director (never)

4.What’s something someone gave you that you didn’t think much of but later became surprisingly useful?

a coffee pot when I allreay had one but then the one I had broke and now I use it

5.What is the most useful book in your house?

the bible it holds all the answers

Fill out your 5 today here

An Island Life

Aloha Friday, is a meme that is hosted by the blog Aloha Friday because In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. The only rules for this meme is to take it easy and post a simple question that does not require a lengthy answer on your blog for others to visit and answer and leave the link on the Aloha Friday post at An Island Life

My life has been not so busy here lately but next week I will be volunteering at our church for bible school. So it will become very busy. My question for you has to do with eating on busy days

I want to know
what is your easiest but family pleasing meal?

Wedding Done With Style

Have you seen this? I saw it first on the morning news but it is great you have to check it out.

Friday Fragments July 24, 2009

Friday Fragments and Friday's Freewrite
Fragments in my life were slim this week. I did however take my son to the doctor to get his football physical. I was surprised that the doctor did such a great job. We have recently started visiting another doctor after I feel our regular doctor has seemed to drop the ball. The new doctor takes time to talk to the patient, listens to concerns and explains everything that will be happening. I loved it because with my son being a high school student he needs to hear these things but as I walked out of the room so that they (the doctor and nurse) examine my child I thought it was hilarious as my son walked out to get in the car and explained to me that he was able to "moon the nurse" LOL What a great way to explain the needed part of any mans physical.
I love to talk on the phone with my little Princess now as I am not at all sure of what she is saying only that it is more than one syllable and sounds as if she knows what she is saying. As we talk on the phone I can understand part of the words such as "nana" "papa" and "I ove u" So precious to a grandma who loves her so.
That was a few fragments out of my life this week. Has your week been fragmented? If it has then share them or read others at the blog Half Past Kissin' Time or at Ordinary and Awesome

Focus Friday

Focus Friday a place to share with others where our focus needs to be.

This weekend I will have to decide exactly what I will be doing as an activity in bible school classroom. Next week we will have bible school and I will once again be very busy. I have been nominated to lead a craft room. My youngest son will help me for this he has never really helped before so this will be good experience for him. I look forward to it but I know that by the end of the week I will be jived from meeting so many boys and girls but also tired because bible school is alot of work. I will still have all my cleaning chores to do at home as well.

That is where my focus will be where is yours? Join in the fun or read more at the blog Thrifty and Chic Mom

Master Lock new Combination Lock

Back to school time is coming soon and that means using lockers and locks once again. Because there are three minutes in between classes it is popular for students to fix their locks to shimmy open. The only problem is that when they do this they leave any thing in their lockers up for grabs. That is why I love the Master Lock new Combination Lock which would be perfect for school.

Our school requires the students combinations to be kept in the office thus the students can not use key locks. I understand this rule at the same time wish my students belongings would be a bit safer and now because of the Master Lock it can be. The reason that this is possible is because Master Lock has reinvented the padlock. This time with a block guard anti shim technology. No longer will it be possible to shimmy the lock open by simply poking an object into the latch area. Yeah!!!!! I believe as a mother this is wonderful. The great Master Lock 1505 and 1525 combination locks contain the new shimmy free device. To make it even more attractive the old black and white lock has been replaced by many different colors. Now the student can pick their favorite lock.

Want even more great news? Check out the speed dial combination lock 1500id

check out the set your own combination lock 1590 D

These are great for your child to take back to school as well. In addition these locks come with a special bonus.

Locks Featured in New "Secret Vault" Facebook Application With "Master Lock $5,000 Secure Your Future Sweepstakes

Both the 1590D and the 1500id are based on what students have requested from Master Lock for years. Both locks are available at this time just in time for back to school an offer the student added strength and security. With the added customizable functionality and new technology allows students to use their unique learning style to choose the perfect lock for their self.

The 1500iD Speed Dial Set Your Own Combination Lock is the only one presently on the market. It uses directional movement to open up using the up, down, left and right directions rather than the traditional rotary numbers. It opens faster than the traditional locks, offers more security and can be customizable. Users create their own combination, has a resettable adaption where the student can create their own easy to remember combination of numbers or movements. For those who would rather use numbers, letters, colors, shapes and symbols this great lock comes with adhesives that can be applied over the proper arrows. This is the perfect lock for the students in the scenario of time running out because it is quick and personable.

The 1590D Set you Own Combination Lock is designed for the traditional, nostalgic user who is more comfortable with using a more traditional lock. This great lock has a reset function. Wonderful for the teens who quickly forget their combinations. This is probably the reason why the office holds the combinations at school. Owners of this great lock will create their own combination using three letters or numbers and after that operate the lock in the standard way.

Both locks are wonderful for students or anyone needing a great combination lock and are available from Master Lock. So find your student the perfect lock to travel back to school with.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two of A Kind Working On a Full House has a great contest going on

You may of allready heard but let me remind you if you have not. The blog Two of a Kind Working on a Full House is nearing the end of her pregnancy. We wish you luck Dee and can't wait to hear all about the new baby. Anyways, back to the contest, Dee is hosting a great series of contest she is calling the Baby Bash on her blog Two of a Kind Working on a Full House. One of these great prizes is a rocker/glider set from Stork Craft. Believe me if you are a momma like me you will be rocking that baby quite a little bit. I loved to rock my little babies when they were little. In fact, I rock the three little ones (sorry Payton to big now and Ryne you are nearing the end) every chance I get. If you want a chance to win this great rocker glider set from Stork Craft hurry over to the blog Two of a Kind Working on a Full House and enter.

Thankful Thursday 7/23/2009

Thankful Thursday a meme where we share what God has done for us and we are so thankful for.
Victory In Jesus, that's right the song is in my head as well now. The host of this meme is the author of the spiritually Unequal Marriage blog. As she spoke of the songs that she sang as a child I too remember so many of them. In fact the other day in the middle of the kitchen I started singing the great old song he walks with me, and talks with me..... My kids may of thought I was strange had they not heard me blurt out songs like that a 1/2 million different times. I am so happy that my children also love the old hymns.
You know I am very thankful that we do have the opportunity to walk with our Lord through different lives and then to be able to talk with him through our prayers and praise. Oh this week has bee quite a roller coaster and right now I am on the top of the roll. I love second chances and the ability to forgive. I have had a tit for tat with my sister in law but now it seems to be over. I am happy as they have 3 of the loveliest children I have ever seen. I love those 3 with my whole heart. I am thankful that we can talk as friends once again choosing to forget our differences.
I am thankful for my oldest daughter and the love that she shows her own daughter. when Princess could not sleep she grew concerned and made a Dr's appt. The problem that Princess was having is that she is cutting more teeth. She will have a total of 4 when these come in however there may be more to come as they are appearing speedily. I am thankful that my daughter is a loving mother and that my granddaughter knows that she is loved by many surrounding her.
I am thankful that a little girl that I know Hal is not as hurt as she could have been. I do not know this little girl only her aunt through a social network. This little girl took a pretty good fall and came out if it no head trauma, stitches and glue which is not good but it could of been so much worse. I am thankful that Hal is doing better now.
What are you thankful for? Read what others are thankful for or share your own at Spiritually Unequal Marriage.

No Throw Review $5 can save you frustration

Let me introduce you to two little girls that love to throw things:

Believe me you these two little girls can rock and roll and throw with the best. If you don't believe me just ask their mommas. There is one invention that I have found that can help control the throwing of items and that is called the No Throw

The No Throw is created for babies 3 months plus and has been created to strap around and fit tightly onto baby bottles and sippy cups. Just strap the No Throw strap around the bottle or cup and slip it over the seat belt of the car seat, stroller, high chair or where ever else you may need this wonderful product.

The No Throw was designed by twin sisters who grew tired of the pick up game after an embarrassing flight where the item had been tossed about quite a bit. Because of the airplane ride the sisters went to work on a wonderful product so this would not only happen to them again but to any other parent, grandparent, or care giver. If your toddler enjoys the pickup game take a second and think about a wonderful time where you would not have to numerously pickup the item for a repeated number of times. There is a No Throw that will fit your toddlers personality since there are many available patterns and colors.

Buy: Nothing could be more worth the money. For just $5 you can get your little one a wonderful No Throw that both you and your child will find useful. Purchase online and take advantage of these great no throw deals (1)for a limited time there is no shipping charge on orders of 6 or less (2) purchase 7 then the shipping is $1.00 (3) If you buy 3 you get one free
I listed this at the blog The Diaper Diaries for Things I Love Thursday

Great Series of Contest on Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom

There is a great seriew of giveaways celebrating the big kids room currently going on over at the blogs Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom.

Cheaper than Therapy

This is princess getting a bath in the kitchen sink. I used to give my children baths this way all the time. She loved it. Want to share pictures of yours that tell a thousand words then head over to the blog Cheaper than Therapy and join in the fun
Cheaper Than Therapy

Free from Estee Lauder

If you are located near an Estee lauder counter today is your day. If you visit your local Dstee Lauder today you will receive a free 10 supply of Advance Night Repair Cream between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight 7/23. Hurry though because this is first come first serve

Thursday Thunks July 23, 2009

It's the July 23rd version and I can't think of a catchy title1.

1.You walk into a store and the cashier is being held up by a robber. The robber's accomplice is dead on the floor at your feet with a shotgun laying next to him. The robber does not see you, but the cashier does - what do you do?

I am not sure if I would run for help or try to help for the cashier but probably I would holler for my husband to "come and do something about this" like I always do

2. We go to an ice cream shop for an ice cream cone. You say you are buying and I am going to stay in the car. You ask me what I want and I say "surprise me", what kind of ice cream cone am I going to get?

Well that all depends did I secretly want you to buy and only offer or go in the store with me? If so then I will find the wierdest ice cream I can. However, if I am in a great mood and I know your favorite you will get that or mine which is normally strawberry cheesecake

3. You have a dream that your co-worker, friend or whoever is hit by a garbage truck after they back into a ladder with a black cat on it. The next day you see that person standing by a ladder with a black cat on it and there is a garbage truck driving down the road.... what do you do?
I holler out a great warning and hope that it is not too late
4. What is the most money you've won on a lottery or scratch off ticket?

I never win anything you would have to talk to my husband or daughter about winning they normally win at least $2 but have won quite a bit more

5. A neighbor kid down the street comes to your door and offers to wash all of your windows outside for $10 - do you have him do it?


6. Go to Google Images. Type in the name of the last movie you saw. Post the first picture that comes up.
watched RoadHouse before going to bed

7. Your local animal shelter calls you and says there are 3 dogs that need an immediate foster home for 3 days. If you do not accept, the dogs are put down that day. Do you take them in?

Yes I do hate to see that happen to any animal

8. What is the messiest room in your home?

the kids bedrooms I refuse to clean them

9. Have you ever been to a wedding that participated in a strange tradition that you had never heard of?

Nope my daughters did have a memory wall but that is not strange

10. Name one sport that you just don't get.


11. What was the last email that came into your inbox about?

facebook from friends of mine i am loving facebook

12. Have you ever purchased anything from a sex shop? Extra points if you tell us what it was....
lingerie from Eden Fantasies

13. Go back to that Google Images link... type in the last food item that you ate. Post the 2nd picture it comes up with.

no cheese was on mine though

14. Got any bumper stickers on your vehicle? What are they?
Yes Your child is an honor student sticker

15. What meme question do you wish was never asked again?
I am not for sure on this one but cant wait to see what others say
Join in and read more Thursday Thunks here

Notebook Experience July 23, 2009

This week we have been to the doctor a few times. One was for my granddaughter and the second for my son to get his physical. Remember children should get physicals or a general check up at least once a year. Taking my son to the physician was not as dificult as taking my granddaughter. Her schedule seems set in stone so there are a few tips that we follow and also found on the blog PsychMama located in a post called 12 tips for better doctor visits with kids.

What we found useful:

  • morning visits pay off you know the doctor has not become too far behind and have hopes of a short visit. Now while this is not always true if you have the first appointment of the day if your doctor is like ours and makes hospital rounds first. It is always better to schedule like around 9:30 in our instance. We know that he will be there, possibly on time and we will be seen before lunch.

  • Dont dress child frilly, lots of snaps, or etc.... the easiest manner is something that will slip off

  • A second adult is often nice to have along. I have traveled to doctor appointments with sister in law, daughter and niece. It allows them to listen to the doctor while I manage child

  • Favorite toy or blanket as post explained often allows child comfort and keeps them busy while waiting

  • liked an idea shared in post that I had never thought about crayons to color on exam table paper Since they don't reuse it why not color on it

  • second think I learned was that Sweat Ease which is just sugar water helps to allow child to calm easier (never knew about this one)

  • Yet the last great tip I learned is that they have general anesthetic that they can rub on skin prior to taking blood or giving IV

These tips may make your doctors visit easier with your child. I know for one thing I am going to find out about the cream that can numb the skin prior to getting another IV. I know that I hate them and children have to as well. Would love to know if you have any tips of your own please leave in comments.

Find other great experiences over at the blog The Mother Load

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jade and Pearl Review


Let me share with you about a wonderful company called Jade and Pearl. Jade and Pearl truly believe in organics and life surrounding it. I love the fact that they offer so many wonderful products on one website. I also love the fact that they grow many of the ingredients that go into the products they sell. The gifts that they sell are truly unique and can be used over and over again. Created 30+ years ago the goal was to educate and offer natural products to help curb the popular demand of the hygiene products of the time.

Prior to our trip to Florida we received the wonderful Beat It product that helps to protect the wearer from bug bites from Jade and Pearl. The Beat It product worked like a charm and I recommend it to anyone. I loved that fact that it was made of natural ingredients and was safer than many items that are sold elsewhere. I did not hesitate to use this on my kids or to share with others because I knew that the product was safe and contained no harmful ingredients.

Jade and Pearl sells many other great products including:

Buy: You can buy Jade and Pearl products directly off their website. You can also visit this link to find a store or location near you.

July Birthday Boys: Way Back When

Heres the boys again a few years back.
For more Way Back When Pictures visit the blog Twinfatuation

Wordful Wednesday Beach Addition

These pictures were taken while we were at church camp which by the way was held on a beach. Cool huh!!!
For more wordless wednesday visit the blog Seven Clown Circus

Mostly Wordless Wednesday July Birthdays

July Birthday boys. Yesterday was the little one in the white tshirt birthday but earlier this month the little blondie had his birthday. These two boys used to live with me and my family while their famiy was struggling a bit. Now that they are back with their parents they still live in my heart. Happy Birthday Boys

For more Mostly Wordless Wednesday visit the blog Ordinary and Awesome