Helping Middle School Students with Studying- This Mama Loves

Helping Middle School Students with Studying with #BigFatNotebooks

School's starting in just days, you guys. SCHOOL. We've got (most of) the supplies ready to go- a mile long list for each kid, plus extras that I found on sale to send in... and yet...I'm not ready. This year is different. This year is serious. The biggest MiniMartin is heading to middle school. This [...]



The Walmart Ice Cream Social #IceCreamSocial

We planned our dinner hour a bit early this evening so we could treat the kids to The Walmart Ice Cream Social, which I called this morning to confirm was happening, and was told that yes a vendor would be at the store from 5-9 tonight, which is the information I received, and that is listed on [...]

Carousel Designs- Made in America (“Guest” Post)

Made in America. Sometimes this is an overused phrase to invoke patriotism and drive support for U.S. made products; but take a second to think about some note-worthy statistics. According to ABC news, only half the products people use every day are made in the United States. According to Moody’s Analytics, if every American spent [...]

Jello Pretzel Salad

Jenni introduced me to this last summer, and we were hooked instantly.  She grew up in the midwest, and this is common there, but here in CT I'd not heard of it.  DELICIOUS.  Some people do raspberries, some add fruit- I like plain old strawberry.  Lots of variations online but since it's 4th of July [...]

Happy 4th of July from Winnie the Pooh & MY Piglet “onscreen” debut!

In honor of Independence Weekend and my very first *appearance* in a Disney film...here's ME voicing Piglet...can you tell how nervous I was?  (If you want to skip my weird facial expressions forward it to 3:05 to see the clip with my voice!!) Like WINNIE THE POOH on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WinniethePooh. WINNIE THE POOH opens [...]

Cars 2 Merchandise…

See this?  This is a photo one of the other bloggers took of the goodies we received upon checking in at our hotel in LA.  Toys.  Tattoos.  Stickers.  CDs. Here's my guy in the costume, which is sized at 7-8 years.  He's not yet 4, 35lbs, and this is long on him but not super [...]

Stella & Dot Holiday weekend SALE! 20% off sale pricing!

YEAH!!  Let's really put some sparkle in this holiday!! I just placed an order with my soon to be niece in law for Busy's birthday...although I have my eye on a few pieces myself.   Save 20% off SALE prices!! WOO HOO!! Special runs through July 4 (11:59 PM EST- Eastern Standard Time). A lot of great pieces [...]

Weekly Weigh In and can you offer advice to me? #NSNATION

Would you like to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem too? Visit  Nutrisystem today or call 888-853-4689 Are you on a weight loss journey? How are you doing?     Wow.  My apologies.  I had 2 posts for my progress that stuck in draft land and didn't post.  Jeez.  :o(  So it's been a [...]

$5/25 at Payless

Get your coupon for $5 off any $25 or more purchase at your local Payless Shoes this weekend only! They have tons of sales going on this week, including 50% off select Family Sandals!! Coupon is only valid now through July 4, one per purchase and you can use Coupon Code: 49410 online! Thanks Just [...]

Smurfs & Zookeeper ticket deals on Amazon!

"Smurfs" and "Zookeeper" are two movies at the top of our list right now! We are excited to see these. So I was excited to see this deal on Amazon right now! Buy any of these participating Amazon movies between June 28, 2011 and August 23, 2011 and receive a promotional code which you can [...]