May 31, 2015

Letterpress Blocks Collection by (in)courage with my story

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Day Spring Letter Press Blocks

 #wordsmatter and#LoveHallmark

When I met my husband almost 20 years ago, I never imagined where we would be in 20 years. We were taking it a day at a time. As days became months, I finally understood what falling in love meant. There is no love at first sight. Its desire and want. Love takes time to grow and bloom.
When I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we were excited. But that excitement only lasted about 12 weeks when I miscarried over the course of 3 days. Those were the longest saddest days of my life, at the time. My husband was so supportive and loving even though he was hurting as well, he put me first.
We have had our rough patches almost to the point of the "D" word. We have worked hard to get through them and go on to a better place in our marriage.
He has been a great dad to my son from a previous relationship. Being the father to him his own wouldn't be.
Hes a superb father to our 6 children together. Even during the hard times when they are yelling and saying they hate him. He provides for them and me. We have all our needs met and some of our wants. He works hard to keep in shape by karate, 3rd Degree Black Belt, and working out.
We have never had anything like a sign or a logo to mark our family until I was given the chance to review Letterpress Blocks.
I am proud to have my husbands last name and now, I can show it off!

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Medical Alert ID Bracelets & Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a full sized product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. 
No other compensation was given.

Their products have been designed to help both kids and adults alike with medical conditions/allergies ensure that vital information about their health is readily accessible in emergencies – information that could help to save their lives. They also offer a customization service, where customers can order products that are specific to their medical requirements.

They have a range of products such as: 
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They also have a Kids Fever indicator (Awesome, cute new product!), Wallet Cards, medical jewelry and First Aid Kits.

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They also have ICE bands, travel stickers, identification bands in different languages and write-on bands.

My youngest daughter wears hers on her right ankle. Most of the time she doesn't even remember its there! Plus it doesn't bother her! Hers is blue and hold my cell and her name on the inside. She's outside alot and rides her bike everywhere. Now I know that she wont be a Jane Doe at the hospital because they have her name and my cell. 

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May 30, 2015

Zazzle for Fathers Day

*Disclosure: I was compensated with product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


I was thrilled to be allowed to pick a few items for my review with I was having a hard time deciding what to get him from the kids this year. Since he works in an upscale store, he sees stuff for Fathers Day gift ideas all the time. Kind of hard to even surprise him! I found alot of nice items at You can see in the below picture what I chose.

1. Silver Plated Cufflinks with his initials.
2. A card that I designed, with inside writing. 
3. A personalized bumper sticker for the car with his Dojo information.

Here is a close up of the cuff links. They are perfect for him!

If your father is more of the off beat funny type, this mug would be perfect. Plus you can personalize it. My dad would have loved this mug! My momma not so much though!


No matter you or your dads taste you can find the perfect gift for him this Fathers Day on I just wish I had found them sooner!

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Gortons Smart & Crunchy Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent free product coupons to facilitate my review. I also received a 2 aprons and a stuffed animal. All opinions are my own.

Gorton’s all NEW Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks and Fillets are made with 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock and breaded in a tasty panko breadcrumb that gives them a great crunch. Always crispy, never fried, they have 50% less fat than our regular Fish Sticks and Fillets and 200 calories or less per serving. This combination of taste, health and convenience puts a new spin on a classic family favorite! 
Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks are made with 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock and breaded in a panko coating that gives them the great taste and crunch you’ve come to expect from Gorton’s. Always crispy, never fried, they have 50% less fat than our regular Fish Sticks and 180 calories per serving. It’s your family favorite…reinvented!

50% less fat than our regular fish sticks
Never fried
100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock
Natural Omega-3

My youngest is THE fish stick boy. With his Autism food can be a battle that is not often won. However he loves fish sticks and these were no different. He loves them. They are just the right texture and hold their texture through cooking. They are the perfect finger food size as they are just a bit larger than other fish sticks. 
The other kids liked them also. The teenagers eat almost anything that isn't moving, so for them to say they were good, means they took the time to actually taste them!

In addition to the above 2 items, I was also sent 5 coupons for FREE product, an adult sized apron (just like the kids one pictures), and the stuffed plush above.

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May 27, 2015

“Mom just got a hip replacement. She has to be out of the hospital, but she’s too sick to go home. What should we do?”
“Dad has dementia, and his health has declined to the point that it’s unsafe for him to be at home. Help!”
“I need somewhere to recover from heart surgery. I don’t want to be a burden to my kids and wish there were somewhere I could go with advanced medical care. Do I have any options?”
Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home … or in a hospital. We all know that home health companies can come in and take care of the basics. But if you need more advanced medical care, help is available in what is called a “post-acute” care center, also known as a “nursing home.”
Nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. But what most people don’t know is that there are really good ones out there—rehabilitative centers that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital.
“Where can I find this heaven on earth?” You may ask. Welcome This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, that lists five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
What’s different about this site than others?
1. lists ONLY the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.
2. There’s no annoying sales center. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good places to go. It’s a free list.
3. You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site.
4. You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.
5. You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow photos and videos.
6. You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes uses proprietary software to get real reviews from real residents and family members. And they’re authentic—there’s no gaming from competitors or advertisers.
Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it his life's work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best practices in skilled nursing.”

For more information about Best Nursing Homes or the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, please contact Dr. Cook at or 949-813-0182.

May 22, 2015

Tips for Planning the Perfect Proposal

Bring the bling - The engagement cannot go on without the all-important engagement ring, or without a creative stand-in! What are you using to propose?

Capture the moment - You’re going to want to share this special moment with friends and family, so be sure to hire a wedding photographer, videographer, or recruit a talented (and secretive!) family member to memorialize the moment. What do you plan to do with your proposal pictures?

Always have a plan B - You want to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch, so make sure to have a backup plan! Have you had a proposal go awry? What are your best tips for pre-proposal troubleshooting?

*I was not compensated for this post.I was entered into a contest to win a prize by posting.

May 20, 2015

Family Christian has great gifts for Fathers Day, $25 certificate Giveaway & Gift ideas for dad

*I was sent 4 books in compensation for my fair and honest review. 
No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.*

With Fathers Day fast approaching, its time to think of things that might make our dads happy to get. If your dad is like mine was, he is more into gadgets than books. But if your dad is a reader, I think he would love to get any book from Family Christian. I was sent 4 books and although I had already read one of them, I reread it because I liked it the first time. That's the thing about books. You can read them over and over an always seem to find or discover something new.

I was sent the following books:

Any one of the books above would be great reading material for dad. 
Here are a few more ideas for gifts for Fathers Day.

Picture Frame: Preferably with a picture!can be bought or depending on the givers age, handmade.
A Bible Cover:They should be replaced every now and again.
Wallet: My hubby seems to need a new one every few months!
Clothing: T-shirt  (warmer weather will be here eventually!), baseball caps
Ties: If all else fails!

Browse Family Christian's Assortment of Christian books, bibles, gifts, and more. When you shop, you give: 100% of profits are donated to Christian charities!

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May 19, 2015

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May 18, 2015

Motivate Your Child Action Plan

*I was compensated with a FREE copy of the Motivate Your Child Action Plan for this post. My opinions are my own.*

Learn how to develop a parenting plan that takes your child’s unique needs into account. Use the outline of firmness, visioning, teaching, prayer, and coaching to flesh out a strategy to move your child from where he is today, to where he needs to go. The Motivate Your Child ACTION PLAN walks you through the process of identifying an area of weakness and then naming the character quality that needs to grow in your child’s heart. Read about the value relationship and learn the building blocks to make relationships strong in your home. From there you’ll have the framework to move through each day with greater direction and confidence.

The Motivate Your Child ACTION PLAN will give you the tools to address sibling conflict, poor school performance, disrespect, laziness, procrastination, sloppy work, emotional outbursts, self-centeredness, and so much more.
This approach will equip and empower you to parent any age child, from toddlers to teenagers, and beyond. If you have a problem to address in your child, this book can help you envision the solution and then lay out the steps to get there.

It also contains 12 audio presentations by the authors to explain, encourage, and inspire you as you develop your plan.

In the graphic below you will find a code for $5.00 off the already discounted price of the book! 

As a mom of 7, often I think that we as parents know it all by now. But almost everyday I am surprised at what I don't know! Parenting can be so hard at times and its hard to believe that the results will be worth the effort. 
When I first got this book, I was hesitant. But as I started reading and filling out the areas of questions and answers, I started to see the improvements that could be had in my kids. Better their insides and the rest will follow!

"If it looks like disobedience, sounds like disrespect,and feels like abuse, then there is definitely a problem." 

You cant just tell kids to be quiet, stop arguing, and stop the back talk. It may not be the best approach. Kids need to know what to do instead and they also need the tools to get there to do that.

This book can help you get the tools to help them

I give it a 5 out of 5!!

Prefer an ebook? From May 18-20 you can get the ebook version for only $2.99!

May 16, 2015

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I have been shopping and sending clothing to Schoola for awhile now and I love it! 

My kids love getting new clothes and I dont have to spend alot or go to thrift stores to get them items that they like! 

And, I get to send Schoola my kids gently used clothing . 

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May 15, 2015

Zims Crack Cream, NOT what you might think!

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Zim's Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone combines Arnica & Organic Aloe with Hydrocortisone to temporarily relieve itching and rashes associated with minor skin irritations such as:

Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Insect Bites

Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, sumac, insect bites, detergents, jewelry, cosmetics, soaps, seborrheic, and dermatitis. Other uses of this product should be used only under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

Smell: There is a slight smell. I cant put my finger on what the smell is like, but its not too bad or overpowering. 
Texture: Very smooth and silky like.

Overall: It stopped the bug bit itch's my daughter had after playing outside. It also worked on my sons scaly patch from his psoriasis. I liked it and will probably get it again in the future.

Note: It does say "Not to apply directly to the rectum." 
I would have hated to be the reason why that was added to the label!

Get it HERE

Zevia, change up your soda!

I was sent free product coupons and a mini cooler to facilitate this post. 
No other compensation was given and my opinions are my own, as always.
 What is Zevia? Soda. Pretty plain and simple, Zevia is soda but smarter. Zevia was created with the miracle ingredient, stevia, which makes it all natural and zero calories. Never any sugar or artificial sweeteners mean it’s a healthier soda for you and those that you love.
Zevia is Kosher Certified by the Orthodox Union and Officially Vegan Certified by the Vegan Action.

May 14, 2015

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May 13, 2015

Renuzit Pearl Scents & Giveaway

*The Renuzit Brand provided me with a full sized sample of Renuzit Pearl Scents in exchange for my fair and honest review. All opinions are my own, as always.*

Renuzit® Pearl Scents® is a pretty odor neutralizer that fills your home with refreshing fragrances that last up to 30 days. And with this charming little jar, there’s no need for electric plugs or flames. Simply, set it down and it continuously leaves your room with a light and fresh scent.

Available scents:
  • Blue Sky Breeze
  • Serenity
  • Sparkling Rain
  • Tranquil
  • Seductive Pineapple
  • Fresh Lavender

As you can see I was sent Sparkling Rain for my review. Let me be honest, I like room sprays. I was a little ippy at first with this because of our experiences with cone air fresheners. But, I am happy to say I was surprised at how much I liked this little jar of scent! 
After peeling the inner foil off to reveal the oil beads, and screwing the cap back on tight, I got a very pleasant whiff of pretty! I put it on top of our second computer desk which is between the kitchen and the living room and I can smell it in both rooms. Its not over potent or too soft, but just right. 
And, it fits right in with our decor. We like our black and greens, so of course its a perfect fit. I'm sure just about everyone would be able to find a scent and color to fit their home.

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