Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Name Change

Sorry I have been a little absent. My water broke at thirty-four weeks my son was born at thirty-four weeks one day (gestational age). He had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (nicu) for almost two weeks. He is a month old today and doing well. He was four pounds fourteen ounces and eighteen and a half inches long. He now weighs five pounds six ounces.


Cloey and Carter both love their brother. 
More to come soon about the family! Very busy trying to balance everything. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Dial Body Wash Review/Giveaway

New Dial Body Wash, is lotion infused with a vitamin boost. I received a bottle of Dial, vitamin b boost, lotion infused, and kiwi scented, body wash to review as a member of Purex Insider.


The first thing I noticed was the smell, it smells so good. I am a fan of kiwi scents. I can still smell it on my skin after my shower. I can't say the same for other body washes I have used in the past. The body wash is very thick, it only takes a little because it lathers a lot
The second thing I notice was, it is lotion infused, which is going to help my skin especially during the winter time. I love to take hot showers, which isn't good for my skin. Dial body wash it helping to keep my skin from getting really dry. 

Back side of bottle
Information on bottle:
Dial Vitamin Boost lotion-infused Amazing B Body Wash gives your skin a boost of moisturizing nourishment.. The advanced formula contains a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, which helps draw moisture directly to your skin to leave it feeling healthy and soft. 

Vitamin Fact: Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated. 

Directions: Squeeze a small amount onto a wet body sponge or pouf. Work into a rich creamy lather and then rinse clean. 


Check out Dial's Website




It is going to take me a while to use this whole bottle, but when I do, I will be going out and getting another one. Love the way it smells, cleans, and leaves my skin feeling.

Enter to win a coupon for this body wash. Follow instructions on the Giveaway tools form. There are two coupons available. Must do mandatory entries or no other entries count.

“I was not paid for this review and my honest opinions were used. I was given a product, free of cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO WAY influenced by financial compensation.” 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Straight Talk

Straight Talk Logo
We used to have AT&T as our cell phone carrier. We were on the go phone plan. We decided to switch to Straight Talk because we were told they operated off Verizon and AT&T's cell phone towers, and it was going to save us a lot of money. We are currently on the $45 a month unlimited talk, text and data (for national calling, there is a different plan for international calling). The $45 a month plan also includes unlimited calling to 411 (information). The total we pay per phone, per month, after tax is $48.46.

When we were in the process of activating our phones we had to speak to someone at Straight Talk for assistance, they were very helpful. If you want to keep your same phone number you need to make sure you have your account number from our current cell phone provider, so that Straight Talk can get your number from them. When we switched to straight talk we kept our same phones, and phone numbers.

I also wanted to add in here that we were using iphones on the AT&T go-phone plan. Wanted to state that because we were told by AT&T that the smartphones wouldn't work on the go-phone plan, and that was a lie.

You can keep your current phone. Click here to make sure it is compatible with Straight Talk. If you are currently using a sim then you need to buy a sim from Straight Talk to put in your phone (currently $6.99 with free shipping). If your phone doesn't use a sim then you have to purchase a access code (currently $14.99).

If you are not interested in keeping your same phone or number then you can buy a new one. There are a lot of great deals on phones at Walmart.com.

Helpful links to Straight Talks website:

Coverage Map

Frequently Ask Questions

I am very happy with the service that we get. I have, and still do, highly recommend Straight Talk to friends and family!


~I wanted to share this information because it has saved us a lot of money on our cell phone bill! Love the service! I was in no way compensated for this post!~ 

Sim Cutter


Occupational Costumes

I receive a construction worker costume to review from AnytimeCostumes.com. I love that the vest is reflective. Carter is in love with this costume. As soon as he saw it he wanted to put it all on. He loves playing with toys and pretending to fix things.

Costume includes: Vest, Hard Hat, Goggles, Hammer, Saw, and Name Tag
Costume is good quality. I am not worried about him ruining anything. Hard Hat is made of sturdy hard plastic. (Wouldn't use this hat in a hard hat only place though. Toy use only!)

Tape measure does not com with the costume, we bought that at a different store.
Love that there are pockets on the vest, one for the hammer, one for the saw and an extra one to for kids to put what they want in it. Carter uses the extra pocket for his tape measure (again tape measure not included with costume).

Board also not include with costume.
The goggles stay on by a stretchy cord and velcro (in the back). I think the cord should be a little longer because it makes the goggles a little tight on my son's face. That is the only thing I would change about this costume. Very happy with it other than that. 
Great costume for boys or girls! Vest has to velcro squares that keep it from falling off.

AnytimeCostumes.com have many other occupational costumes available, for adults as well. 

“I was not paid for this review and my honest opinions were used. I was given a product, free of cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO WAY influenced by financial compensation.”

Friday, January 24, 2014

Graco

In the past five years; I have bought many different products from Graco: swings, car seats, highchairs, and pack-n-plays. I have always been satisfied with their products. 
I sold all the baby stuff that I had from Cloey and Carter, because we thought we weren't going to have any more babies. Then we changed our minds. We couldn't afford to buy all new baby gear so I searched around for used stuff. We bought a brand new travel system from Graco, because we knew the car seat had never been in an accident and that everything would be up to date will federal regulations. I bought Graco because I have always been happy with their products.   
I bought two used pack-n-plays both of which needed parts. I went to the Graco website to search for parts. I couldn't find what I needed on their website so I called them. The women I spoke to was very helpful. I was able to purchase the fabric part of the changing table for one of the pack-n-plays, and the two bars, I needed for the bassinet part, for the other one. I paid over the phone with a credit card and received both parts within two weeks.
Then this past week I purchased a used swing it was also Graco. I got it home plugged it in and it didn't work! I was very upset because I really like the features the swing offered. I called Graco again and explain what was going on with the swing and the women said unfortunately the motor was gone in the swing. It was going to cost $50 before taxes and shipping to get a new one. I kindly explained that I have bought many things from them in the past and really love their products and was there anyway that I could speak to someone about getting the motor at a lower rate because that was a lot of money to invest in a used swing. The women on the phone said that she could wave the fee of the motor cost but she couldn't do anything about the cost of shipping, which was going to cost me $10.95. I was very happy to pay the $10.95. The women said it should arrive in two week. Will post a review on the swing after my baby is born and we get to use it for him.
Like I have said in one of my older post it is always worth a shot at calling the company. Not all companies have such great customer service, but you never know unless you try.  


~I was not paid to share this! I was very impressed by the wonderful costumer service that Graco has provide and needed to share with all my readers. ~

Friday, January 10, 2014

Best Lotion I have found for dry cracked hands

During the cold and dry winter months my hands use to get so dry they would crack. I came across silicone glove from Avon and now I don't have to worry about my hands cracking.
I squirt a nickle size amount into the palm of my hand and rub into my skin. Sometimes I need to do this a couple of times, it all depends on how dry my hands are. A little go a long way.
I have been using silicone glove lotion from Avon for almost three years now, and I am still very impressed by it. The lotion comes in travel sizes, so I always keep one in my purse. I usually find the travel sizes for sale at 99 cent each which I think is a really good deal.
Avon comes out with different seasonal designs (see imagine below; reindeer one is the silicone glove). If you know an Avon representative you might be able to look through an outlet book and find older designs of the travel size bottles on sale for even less than 99 cents each.
If you are someone that deals with dry cracked hands in the winter, then giving silicone glove from Avon a try is definitely worth it. I use it everyday to help my hands stay; dry and crack free. I have recommend this product to family and friends, and will continue to do so.


Click here for Avon's website where you can find a representative or buy online.


~I am no longer  an Avon representative (my choice; wasn't worth it), and I am in no way getting compensated for this review. I purchased the lotion myself. I am just a strong believer in sharing information on products when I find one that could help other people the way it has helped me.~