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Back To School Giveaway and Blog Hop, grand prize

Have you started your back to school shopping yet?  Well we decided you could use some help this year!  We have a huge Grand Prize giveaway and some truly awesome blog hop giveaways so please take the time to enter each one. Welcome To The Back To School Giveaway and Blog Hop! Hosted by: Joyful Gifts by Julie Michigan Saving and More Co Hosted by: PaulaMS' Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies CT Coupon Crazy Mommy Deliciously Savvy Life in a House of Testosterone Contest Patti ALSO WE WANT TO GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO ALL THE PROMOTING BLOGGERS. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

Teeth whiting and how I hate it, #teethwhitening

Everyone wants to have a beautiful white smile and there are so many ways you can do it. You can go into a doctors office, they have strips, they have tooth paste, stips, gel and so many other things. How do you know what works best? Well some of it is really trial and error. So I decided to give this Ultimate Smile Professional At Home Whitening Kit a try. The kit comes with two syringe full with gel. You will not be used it all in one whiting. It says to just use 1 ml for the top and 1 ml for the bottom. So this should last you about a week. It also comes with two trays that you will put into your mouth. They say you can also cut the tray if it is to big. 
I had to cut my trays, I felt like I was going to gag on it. But once I cut it is was better. It was still a little uncomfortable to have two trays in your mouth for 15 minutes.

Back to School Word of the day

Sunday: Backpack Monday: Lunch Tuesday: Math class Wednesday: Writing Thursday: Counting Friday: Friends Saturday: Break

Bugzi Stroller Hooks

I had the chance to try out these cool stroller hooks by Bugzi. They come in to colors pink and grey. I was excited to try the hook style because my other stroller hooks have a clip that I always fought with to get my bag on an off. These clips go on easy with a velcro strap and the clips can move around making the perfect fit for your bag. You can double the hooks up for heavier bags but I tested it with a heavy bag and single hook and they did just fine. What my video as I show how easy it is to install the hooks, and all the different style bags I used. From my JuJuBe Be Quick to my JuJuBe BFF.  Bugzi was great enough to share a discount code with you. Drop by Amazon to buy the clips and use the code YESMUMMY for %30 off

Pocket diapers

The most common cloth diaper style you see now are pocket diapers. They are easy to use and you can find a brand to fit any budget. But did you know there are different styles of pocket diapers? The great thing about one size pocket diapers is that they are truly multiple sizes on the same diaper. This is where we get into the different styles. You can adjust the size with snaps or the inner elastic.

Urban Mom Diaper Bag

If you want a diaper bag that is stylish this bag is for you!  Urban Mom's  diaper bag is where style and function meet. The canvas outside is beautiful with a cute pattern that you can use every day. The navy is deep and rich and the cream is a nice natural canvas color. The brown handles and closure really set off the whole look.  It has both tote handles and a longer strap.The tote handles are a brown color that match the fold over strap that is held in place by a magnet, The long strap is a navy color that is adjustable in length to get the perfect fit.  Inside there are lots of pockets to keep you organized, and its very roomy.The cream lining makes it easy to find what you are looking for. No more looking in a black hole of a bag.  I have a cloth diaper, sippy cup, wet bag, wipes, snacks, and my purse all inside the bag with room to spare. It also has an large outside pocket perfect for a magazine. It also makes a wonderful travel bag when you are not with baby.  Buy it here.

More Amber !

Don't you just love choices? Did you see my last blog on the Baltic wonder necklace- did you know they come in different colors? I just got a new one for Chris. This one has different shaped beads and they vary in colors as well. Just like the other one there is a knot in between each bead and a twist closure. It also comes with the cloth storage bag.

Garcinia Cambogia

I had heard good things about Garcinia Cambogia before. A friend had taken them and had great results.But I have always been scared to take any diet or appetite suppressing pills because I was scared they would make me sick or give me the jitters. I also didn't have a lot of weight to loose so I wasn't sure I really needed anything. But I kept seeing things pop up about Garcinia Cambogia and figured I would give it a try. I took two pills with 8oz of water as directed about 30 minutes before I ate. I ate my dinner as normal, but this time I didn't feel like going back for seconds. I noticed I felt better and ate less without feeling hungry. I didn't get sick or jittery and lost the last 5lbs I had been struggling
 with. If you want to learn more about this product check it out on Life & Food. Pick your bottle up on Amazon.

The best thing I ever baked.... Butterscotch cheese cake

I am sad to say that I did not take a ton of pictures of this, that is because it got eaten the next day. Yes the whole thing got eaten buy me. Ryan had two small slices. So be warned that it is that good! First I have to give credit where it is due, I found this on pinterest by life love and sugar. I did a few things different to. I just bought a premade pie crust that come in a pie pan.

Metallic Tattoos - Mermaid Edition #flashtattoos

As a kid growing up I have always loved getting temporary tattoos. But as an adult its not really that cute anymore, even though I still like it. That is when you get Metallic Tattoos. I got this really cute mermaid set off of amazon for a little over $11. There where 5 sheet inside too. They work just like normal temporary tattoos, you cut the one you want out, take the plastic off, and then apply a damp wash cloth over it. Simple enough.

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

I am always looking for ways to get more greens in my diet. I was raised on green beans, salad (iceberg) and corn as vegetables. So I have had trouble learning to enjoy more veggies. I started drinking green smoothies as a fast and easy way to incorporate more greens. But I had to choke them down because I didn't love the flavor. In my experimentation of finding ways to make a green smoothie that didn't taste like I was drinking lawn clippings I found a suggestion. Matcha Green Tea I was excited to try adding this to my smoothie, which included; the green tea powder, power greens, ice, a touch of honey, and two packs of True Lemon, I have also used the lime and orange to mix it up. This makes for a tart yet refreshing smoothie that is enjoyable to drink. (and doesn't taste like the lawn.) A little green tea powder goes a long way. It was about two teaspoons in my full sized glass. Don't let the color scare you it really is a yummy drink and the benefits of green tea a…

Tweez'em Tweezers tackle splinters

Chris love to play outside, but he hates shoes. No matter how hard I try to keep them on he ends up taking them off and running around barefoot. The problem with this is stickers in the back yard. He gets splinters and broken off stickers in his feet. We have all had to get a splinter out, my method always included a sewing needle and having to dig it out until I could grab it with the tweezers. Majestic Bombay Tweezers for ingrown hairs solves that problem. Your first thought might be wait, it says ingrown hairs, and yes they are awesome for that. But the super fine tip makes getting splinters or stickers out of toddler feet a breeze, the best part, NO needle!

Have a Generation Good Home Party

If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids. What is a Healthy Baby Home Party? Seventh Generation's Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most. The Healthy Baby Home Party kit contains educational information from non-profit partner Healthy Child Healthy World, a fun party game to help you share tips, and products and coupons from Seventh Generation, bobble, Zarbee's Naturals, and other brands. Hosts and guests will also be invited to join us in asking our U.S. Senators to reform chemical policy. For more information on our perspective, is the Application Process?
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Fitting in fitness #getripped

Well this week I have done much better at watching what I eat.... ok yesterday was bad.... really bad. But in my defense my mom was in heart surgery... She is ok and I will explain what she had later and it was not open heart surgery. I had two hot n spicys and 4 cake pop. The cake pops was because my kids did not want to eat their and I did not want to wast it. Yes I am sure that is one of out big problems as a mom, we eat out kids food they don't eat. I know I need to stop that. Anyhow I have not been able to get a gym member ship yet. With Noah being so small I don't want to call 48+ hours ahead of time to get him in. So I have been trying to do some workouts at home. If you remember I did a review on an app called Sworkit. They are my favorite so far. I also tried a new site Jarilove on-demand and they do have some great tips on there. Such as healthy recipes, fitness tips, what to eat before a workout and more.

Baltic Wonder

Baltic Wonder sent me this beautiful amber teething necklace. Bellow is the information about their necklace. Chris has worn amber his whole life and we truly notice a difference on days we forget to put it on.

Dial Rewards and 500 free points

Do you buy Dial? Now you can earn point and win things with Dial Rewards. It is easy and fun. You get points just for joining and then When you join, be sure to put in this special code in the box at the top of the site: 9028D Not only will you get an additional 500 points, I will have a chance at winning a $50 Amazon gift card!

Omega Pet Deshedding Tool

I love dogs, but I hate dog hair all over my house, clothes and car. Molly my yellow lab is shedding like crazy giving me extra house work. What mom needs extra house work? Aren't are kids giving us enough already?! So instead of having to sweep and vacuum up all that hair and spending hours picking it off my clothes, I figured lets get it off the dog before it gets everywhere.

Gnome Workshop Portable Phone Charger

If your like me your phone is your lifeline. I use my phone to keep track of my calendar of appointments, GPS, email, facebook and youtube videos to keep CJ's busy as we wait for doctors. The thing I hate more then anything is how fast my battery dies. Always having to have a charger on hand and being stuck to the wall is a huge bummer. Sometimes you don't have access to a outlet and need to charge your phone. (Like when your stuck in an ER all night) Gnome Workshop has an awesome solution for that problem! They have a portable phone charger, that works for both iPhones and Android phones. It is small enough to fit in your purse, diaper bag or even pocket. They come in silver, red, black and blue so you can find one that matches your style. I picked the red one so it would always be easy to find, even in the bottom of a diaper bag.

#ScoobyDoo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery + printables #giveaway

I will be receiving a copy of this blu-ray from TetherGroup as compensation for hosting this giveaway. 
Scooby and is gang are back with some rocken good times. This time Scooby-Doo and his friends will be working with the rock band KISS. Follow them as they investage a strange haunting at the all-things-kiss theme park. Help find the clues to unmask the bad guys and save the day.

"With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang's cunning and Kiss's power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!"

Wholesale Halloween Costumes, Sexy Lethal Beauty

We have 105 days until Halloween! Have you started looking at Halloween Costumes? I know I have. There is nothing worse then waiting until the last minute to get your costumes, just to find out they are sold out. There are a ton of New Costumes from WholeSale Halloween Costumes. Even fun summer hula costumes. I have been wanting to dress up as Poison Ivy (or as they call it Sexy Lethal Beauty) for awhile now. While I am not a big lets be sexy on Halloween fan this was not over sexy.

Ant-man (the bigger picture) Out TODAY in theaters #antman

I got a chance on Monday night to see Ant-Man. Not only did I get to see the movie but we had Ant-man in the theater with us! This was the first time in years that I saw a movie in true IMAX 3D.  The movie was great and fun. I am not going to tell you too much because I want you to go see it. But I do want to tell you a little of what I think about the movie. When my husband and I where heading there we started to talk about how his kids are moving closer and how we want to see them more. Well little did we know that the movie were about to watch was really about a father's love for his child.

Puritan's Pride Jojoba Oil and Essential Oil Set Giveaway (3 Winners!)

Puritan's Pride Jojoba Oil and Essential Oil Set Giveaway (3 Winners!) Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway for Puritan's Pride! This is a 3 Winner Giveaway valued at $264! Sponsored By ~ Puritan's Pride Hosted By ~ Deliciously Savvy Co-Hosted By: Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews / Michigan Saving and More / My Silly Little Gang / Heartbeats~ Soul Stains / Me, Undefineable / God's Growing Garden / Miki's Hope / Sweepstakes Fanatics

Got to catch them all...Pokemon #GoldenGroundhogPokemonlot

Aiden just got into Pokemon a few weeks ago and I could not be happier. Why? It gives me a reason to watch them again and to get the cards. Pokemon started with 150 Pokemon and Pokemon cards but now there are over 700! Getting some of the Pokemon can be harder or more expensive. So when I heard about a guy who sells them on Amazon I had to get my hands on some. GoldenGroundhog has a ton of great Pokemon packs, we happened to get his 30 Pokemon Card Pack Lot - With Eevee.

Stainless Steel Coffee Mug by VanDay #VanDaySteelMug

I love mugs. I don't know any other way of saying that. I think I have like 10 and I am always at stores looking for more. I am not a coffee drinking I am a hot chocolate drinking. One mug I have never thought about getting before was a stainless steel mug. VanDay makes this really light weight nice mug. When I first got it the handle feels a little odd. You would think it needs a thicker on but it holds up fine.

Yeah that is normal....

I saw this picture today and really felt like it hit home. Having kids is hard work. Moms make it look so easy and like kids are sweet and cute all the time. So I was excited to have kids when I grew up. They would be well behaved and quite and polite...... but now that I am a mom of three kids a 4 year old, 2 year old and 4 month old. There are days where I am scared. I have always been afraid to tell my doctor that I have bad days. Now let me say this right now, I would never and I mean NEVER hurt my kids. The times I have had to spank them has made me feel sick and bad as it is, and that does not happen much. Any who... I was always scared to talk to my doctor about it for two reasons, one he would put me on an antidepressant or they would call CPS. Yes I live in a world where I am so worry that if I so much as say my kids make me stressed at times that someone would call CPS and have them take them away.

Road to Reading activity center from Lakeshore

My son is just beginning to learn to read. He will start Kindergarten in the fall and I wanted to help encourage him . I found the Road to Reading activity center from Lakeshore and was pleased to try it with him. The kit works by building one skill at a time. The first is learning letter sounds by completing alphabet puzzles. Next step is building simple words by using picture cards and letter tiles. Third, they recognize and read sight words. Last is a emergent reader book. The kit has 5 different folders each with the 4 different steps. Included in the activity center is a guide that tells you to use each step.

Advance face serum 20% Ferulic Acid with Vitamin C + E Serum #CSCSferulicacid

We are all looking for way to look young and beautiful, and taking care of our skin (our face) is one really important thing. I keep telling myself that I don't need an anti-ageing cream. I keep thinking I am only 29 and my skin looks good. But if you don't start now thinking about it now you may have a harder time when you are older getting your skin back to its glow. Ferulic Vitamin Serum is 20% Ferulic Acid with Vitamin C + E Serum, all things that are great for Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle.

Radha Frankincense Essential Oil #RadhaFrankincense

I have just started working with essential oil and I have found a few things that I like. Number one is my go to book The Essential Life Book. It talk about every oil and what you could use it for. Now then I have Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism and have found that Frankincense is the number one oil used for that. Here is a link to some more into about frankincense. Frankincense has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma.

Also make sure you watch my video review to hear more what I use Radha Frankincense Essential Oil for.