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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Does anyone have any tips for morning/all day sickness. lol. I usually have it the worst at nightime. I would prefer natural ways as I don't want to have to take meds. It's mostly nausea, I can keep most things down except at night.

What are some items that you loved during pregnancy? I know there are a lot of products that really aren't *necessary* but are great to have around! Do you have any favorites that you would reccomend?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's been a bit quiet around here lately, but it is about to get busy. I have been coming home lately from working and taking long naps and of course spending a lot of time with my friend the toilet.... YES! That's right. I am FINALLY pregnant.Woohoo! We are so thrilled. Thank you God! Our second frozen transfer worked and I am 10 weeks pregnant with a beautiful little gummy bear, pictures to come!  We have had three amazing ultrasounds so far and been able to hear our baby's sweet heartbeat. Words can't even describe how happy I feel. The first time I saw those pretty pink lines I thought I was going to faint. It's unbelievable and brings me to tears just thinking about it. I am praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is still hard to believe that at the end of April I will be snuggling my own baby. Such a miracle!
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Recently, I had the opportunity to try all® mighty pacs™, which I do really like. I am not a fan at all of doing laundry, as I am sure I have mentioned before. I'm the one who runs the dryer a couple of extra rounds when I don't feel like folding it and putting it away:) That way it doesn't get wrinkled from just sitting there.

When it comes to using detergent, I am not a measuring kind of woman. I just pour until it looks like the right amount for what I need done. Bad, I know! So the premeasured all might packs were great for me. I just toss in one pack (or two if the load needs extra loving!) and I'm ready to get my load in.

all® mighty pacs™ are conveniently pre-measured to contain the right combination of powerful concentrated detergent with active stainlifters™ It really does simplify your laundry chores even more. The packs dissolve completely so there is nothing left to clean up. No more cleaning up detergent spills or measuring!

The all Free Clear is also available in all® mighty pacs™. It has no dyes or perfumes It is the #1 reccomended by dermatologists for sensitive skin.

Be sure to "like" all®  on facebook and enter the contest they currently have going on. The grand prize is a 7 day Norwegian cruise line vacation! I LOVE cruises. They are the best way to vacation and getting one for free would be amazing.

One of my lucky readers will receive

an all® mighty pacs™ gift pack which contains:
  • all® mighty pacs™
    • One 24-count of all free clear mighty pacs
    • One 24-count of original mighty pacs
  • Reusable laundry Bag
  • Beach Towel for those mighty fun moments
  • Beach Ball for family fun

  • You will love this gift pack and it may even make laundry a little more fun. :)

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    Friday, July 20, 2012
    I learned early on that not all deodorants are the same. I have tried many kinds. One of the most important things to me is how long it lasts. It doesn't need to have a special scent or anything amazing about the design. I just don't want to have to reapply more than once a day. The last thing on my mind when I am at work and busy or at the gym  is putting extra deodorant on. And I do not want to be *that* woman. I was given the opportunity to review the new Dry Idea deodorant. I really like how long the Dry Idea works for protection from odors.

     I was able to review the roll on, but I also bought the clear gel form. I was really excited to try out the new Dry Idea in the clear gel form. I'm not a huge fan of most solid deodorants. They tend to feel chalky, and nothing is worse than getting the residue on your clothing. That always seems to happen when I wear a black shirt. So for me a gel was great to try, even though there are some solid form deodorants that are great. 

    I haven't tried the invisible solid yet, but I'm sure it's great, since it is similar to the gel,  and leaves nothing behind.
     The roll on is of course easy to use. There is no white residue to be left behind on your skin or on your clothing. When you put it on nothing is left for the eyes to see. It contains no water.It is time released for longer lasting odor protection. It really works well for preventing sweat. Just roll on and go!

    Clear Gel
    - 24 hour protection
    - hypo-allergenic
    - extra effective- all day
    - available in a 3.0 oz
    - Comes in unscented or powder fresh

    Invisible Solid
    - 48 hour protection (48 hours from odor; 24 from wetness)
    - hypo allergenic
    - clinical level wetness protection
    - Comes in a 2.6 oz
    - Comes in unscented,  powder fresh or Cool burst w/ air conditioning effect.

    2 of my lucky readers will receive a coupon for a free 3.25oz or smaller Dry Idea Advanced Dry. 

    Disclosure- Dry Idea provided a free sample of their Advanced Dry Roll-On so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    So how important is your skin to you? Everyone loves soft, smoothe, blemish free, silky skin, but getting it and keeping it can often be very challening. Commercials are always full of the newest facial products that are often very costly and don't work. Whether you have dry skin, scars, itching, or flaky skin, there is one company who has a product for your skin problems and they are confident that you will fall in love.
    I recently had the opportunity to try out some samples of derma e® products. If you are interested in a free sampler pack you can get your own and you are only responsible for the shipping costs. It's a great way to try out many of their skin care products, for next to nothing. Shipping is only $4.95 for the US. If you are in Canada please check this page to order your sample pack.
    One of my biggest skin flaws, that I have had since I was young, are acne scars. Often when I break out or get a pimple, I will be left with a small scar as a reminder. Derma e® has a scar gel that softens, smooths, and helps reduce the appearance of scars. Score! I have tried almost everything to reduce the appearance of my acne scars. I have spent a lot on expensive products that don't work so I will definitely be giving this scar gel a try. Maybe it will be the magic potion I neeed. ;)
    I also really love the microdermabrasion scrub. I have gone a few times to spas and had a microdermabrasion facial treatment. They can be quite costly at spas so it is nice to have something I can do at home for an affordable price.
    So far my favorite product from dermae that I have tried is the Tropical Solutions facial cleansing gel. I used it to take my makeup off and it was amazing. It is such a soft cleanser. No roughness to the gel, like some cleansers have. It also smelled AMAZING. Such a gentle, relaxing smell. It removed my makeup easily and gently and left my skin feeling silky smoothe.
    Derma e® also has bath & body washes and lotions that I would love to try. They really do have a large line of skin & body care products, so I am sure you can find something that will fulfill your needs. On their website they have a drop down tab that allows you to pick what your skin condition is. It will then show you what products may be good for you! Prices are very affordable and they even have products on sale.
    All products are satisfaction guaranteed, which is always a plus. There really is nothing to lose when you try one of their products out. The website has very detailed information on the ingredients in their products.  Derma e® is cruelty free. You can buy online or you can check the products out in person. Just find a store near you! 
    Right now there is a facebook contest going on at derma e®, but you will have to hurry because it ends July 6th! So if you have tried the products and LOVE them be sure to enter for the chance to become a product advocate. The winner will receive a basket of full size derma e® products – and star in a derma e® Facebook campaign and a derma e® blog post. WHEW! I would love if one of my readers won that prize!
    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    A week from today  my life could be changed forever. Actually, it will. No matter the results, I know I will be affected. Next week I will be having my frozen embryo transfer. A few months ago I went through the process of Invitro Fertilization. It's not something I ever imagined needing to do. I'm young and healthy, I should be glittering fertility. Unfortunately, it's not always like what we are told in school. It's not always that easy to get pregnant, and I have learned that over the past couple of years of trying to conceive and having a miscarriage. 

    Never in my life did I think I would be so used to giving myself injections that I would do it as naturally as breathing. Over the last 2 years I have been poked, prodded, choked down meds, gave myself injections, and showed my "hooha" to more doctors than I'd like to admit. After several rounds of clomid, iuis, injectables, IVF gave us hope.  I've cried myself to sleep...heck I've broken down in hysterics for no apparent reason at all. I've thrown a plate at the wall and fallen apart more times in the past 2 years than I had my entire life. There were so many times that I felt like a failure. Every negative pregnancy test was like a slap in the face. Month after month passed and each time I was so certain I was pregnant, only to be let down. I went through so many pregnancy tests, that I'm sure Clearblue and First Response's stock was sky high;) Apparently, I enjoyed torturing myself as I used test after test.

     Trying to conceive is EXPENSIVE. We spent our entire savings + some on infertility treatments. I knew raising a child is expensive, but never imagined that making a baby could get so costly!

    Thankfully, I connected with people online who are going through similar things and have struggled the same way I have, some for so many more years than I. Some of my closest friends are people I have never met, but someday hope to. They are the women, in addition to my amazing husband, who have showed me the light at the end of the tunnel and kept my hope alive.

    My IVF transfer was canceled in March due to my blood levels fluctuating. 5 embryos made it for us to be able to freeze. The wait began again and the days seemed to creep by, but it's FINALLY almost here. Next week I could be pregnant. I am so excited, nervous, and scared. All of these struggles, heartache, and pain has been no picnic, but has been so worth it to even have the chance at getting pregnant. 

    I'm trying so hard to be optimistic and think positively. DH and I have had wanted and waited for this so long. It just has to work. I don't want to be let down. I just want to be a mother.

    Sunday, May 20, 2012
    I love the green giant vegetables. They are so delicious. I use them in a lot of recipes, including my favorite Chicken Broccoli Casserole. Green Giant is now partnered with weight watchers to provide you with delicious veggies that your entire family will love & enjoy. Here are some great recipes using Green Giant vegetables that have the weight watcher points shown. You can visit to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of two boxes of Weight Watchers® endorsed Green Giant Boxed Vegetables.
    One of my lucky readers will win a Green Giant gift pack. Your huge Green Giant gift pack will contain: - 
    • (1) VIP coupon for a free box of Weight Watchers® endorsed Green Giant Boxed Vegetables any variety - Water Bottle 
    • Lunch Bag 
    • Mini Nutrition Tracker 
    • Lunch to Go Kit 
    • Solar Powered Pedometer
    •  Mini Ice Pack. 
    The lunch to go kit is great! I love the tub. It's perfect for leftovers or a huge salad. There is plenty of room for what ever you want to include. I love stainless steel water bottles so I was thrilled to get a new one. Gotta get that 64oz of water in every day, right? This gift pack will prevent you from having any excuses for not bringing your lunch! :) “Disclosure: The coupons, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Green Giant® and Weight Watchers® through MyBlogSpark.”

    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Milan Maternity: MM Mother's Day Makeover Giveaway! Two $100 Winner...: We want to wish ALL of you a Happy Mother's Day this weekend! We having two fabulous giveaways this year!  GIVEAWAY #1 : We're hosting our...

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    For years, I always wanted to wear contacts. Glasses were something I wore only in the privacy of my own home. I felt so dorky with glasses and felt that they made me look even younger than I already looked.

    It has only been the past year or so that I have traded wearing contacts every day for glasses. I've learned recently that the right pair of glasses, can give you the look you desire and make you feel oh so comfortable. Unfortunately, this often comes at a high cost. Eye care can be a very expensive need and because of this we often don't get glasses updated as much as we should. I know I used to pass off a pair for years without getting my eyeglasses prescription changed when it needed to be. It just wasn't at the top of my priority list of things to spend money on.

    So for more years than I would like to admit, I've been stuck with the same old eyeglasses. All these years when I could have been getting new, stylish, cheap glasses from Not anymore! Goodbye prices that make me wince. I don't use the word cheap lightly, so when I say it I really mean it. They offer glasses at an affordable price, you won't go broke buying from then. If you are like me and don't have insurance that covers contacts or glasses, you will be VERY pleased with the prices. I am treating myself to a new pair of glasses with the Easter discount code.

    Code: EASTERSAVINGS allows you to take 50% off FIRST pair of prescription eyeglasses from the entire collection. Code Blog10 will allow you to get 10% off a prescription eyeglasses purchase. Woohoo! I am so excited for a new style and to see as I should. I have already visited the eye doctor and I have an updated prescription so I am really ready to go.

    So are you ready to find your perfect pair? Don't put it off any longer. This will be painless.

    Have you ever tried the virtual mirror feature? I love it! It allows you to see what you would look like in each pair of glasses.

    The opinions shared are my own and may vary from others. I was paid for this sponsored post, however, that did not influence any of the opinions or statements I have shared.
    Saturday, March 17, 2012

    I found this recipe online at allrecipes and I LOVE it. Mine doesn't come out as pretty as the picture, but it is so delicious. It is really easy to make.


    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 3 tablespoons ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


    1. Saute onion in oil until translucent.
    2. Add chicken, and brown lightly.
    3. Combine ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, and pepper; mix well. Pour over chicken, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes.

    If you have a business, Uprinting is a great place to get your advertising materials. It's affordable and the quality of the print products is great. From business cards to postcards to menus, whatever you need you can get it at Uprinting.

    Uprinting also has a lot of products that are great even if you don't have a business. You can make banners and invitations which are great for birthdays or other special events.

    I really like that they offer free proofs. You can be sure that you are getting exactly what you want before committing to an order.

    Until March 20th, Uprinting is offering up to 20% off some of their print products for St. Patrick's day. Now is a great time to order.

    One of my lucky followers will win 100 pcs. Postcard Printing. Here is a bit about the postcards you will receive.
    Friday, March 9, 2012
    Every day in March Valspar is giving away 750 sample kits! The giveaways start everyday at 9am CST.

    The starter kits include
    - an 8oz sample of paint (over 3,000 to choose from)
    - a mini roller & tray
    - coordinating color ships

    and a $5 coupon for your next valspar purchase at Lowe's!

    These kits go fast so be sure to hurry over here to get yours tomorrow.
    Congratulations, Jaimee on your yoplait win! I sent you an email. Please respond within 48 hours:)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Yoplait yogurt is a big staple in our house! I think if I wasn't around dh would probably be living off of it. We both love that there is a variety of flavors and types. I am a big fan of the fat free yoplait yogurt. Each yogurt is around 100 calories. I love adding a yoplait yogurt to my breakfast with turkey bacon and fresh fruit or having it on the go for a quick snack.

    Yoplait Yogurt is a great way to get your calcium in. There is a new rasberry lemonade fat free flavor that I cannot wait to try. Our fridge is always packed with a variety of flavors.

    Yoplait now has a lactose free yogurt! Perfect timing since National Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month is this month. It comes in four yummy flavors so you have plenty to choose from. You can get it in strawberry, cherry, french vanilla, or my favorite- peach! They are great and contain 50% of the recomended daily value of calcium. It also has no artificial sweeteners.

    Here a coupon for $0.30 off a lcatose free yogurt.

    The giveaway winner’s prize pack will contain:
    A VIP coupon to purchase Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt
    Lunch tote
    2 Gel packs
    Individual bowl

    I was SO excited to get a new lunch tote. My husband teased me over my excitement. I recently misplaced my old lunch tote and never remember to buy a new one. I had been plastic bagging my lunch for awhile now and reusing those. I am sure the winner of this giveaway will LOVE their prize pack as much as I did.

    Disclosure: Prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.
    *The coupon offer for Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt is not valid in some states, including Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

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    Monday, February 20, 2012
    HALO and The Happiest Baby Safe and Sound Sleep Gift Set, Cream, Newborn is on sale! Only $20.99 and it qualifies for free super saving shipping :) Order yours here. These would be great for baby shower gifts!
    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Hurry! It's only while supplies last. These are great nursing pads. You do have to pay a penny +shipping so total $3.96. Great deal! Get yours here.
    Monday, January 30, 2012
    Free sample of wet lubricant.

    Get a free sample of purex triple action liquid detergent. Note freesamplepurex only allows one sample per household each year. Get yours here! sample

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    I am married to the love of my life. This blog will at times be random- including recipes, giveways, reviews, and bits and pieces of my life! I love green products and I am lightly obsessed with cloth diapers. =) A year ago I moved 800 miles from the only home I've ever known to live with my husband! Starting my new life has been quite an adventure! Follow my life as a wife, continue my getting fit journey, and make our older house a home. Please contact me at if you're interested in having me do a review or giveaway.
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