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How about a flash giveaway for a family of 4 to win a free screening of the film on Saturday, January 9 10 AM at Harkins Tempe Marketplace!!!! Better yet 4 families will win a family of 4 pass to go see it. Enter here and now to win!!!

Lemon Squeezer and Grater/Zester Set

I love to cook and use fresh ingredients. But one thing I have always hated was when something called for fresh citrus juice. (lemon, lime, orange). What I found out was that I didn't hate juicing. But that I hated my juicer. I had a cheap plastic juice squeezer/juicer that I got at Wal-Mart because I thought they were all the same. I couldn't have been more wrong! When I tried a real metal juicer/squeezer I was shocked at how much easier it was and how much more juice I got. More juice meant that I had to buy less fruit to get that juice and I got what I needed in less time. Who doesn't want to save time and money?!

Spark and Bee Stroller Organizer

I was given the chance to try this stroller organizer by Spark and Bee. I was excited to try it because I have yet to find an organizer that is a good fit for my Baby Jogger City Mini.

Finding time

Let me start by saying I am happy to be a mom and a wife. I love my life and I really am happy. With that being said I am sure you have all heard and left this before.....

When I had Aiden I was tired all the time. I was a new mom learning how to deal with lack of sleep. Has anyone (and I am sure they have) told you to sleep when your kids are sleeping? Well that was easy to do with just one kid, BUT I learned that when I did that I did not have any me. Or time to clean the house. OK now there are the few of you out there who are super moms and I don't know how you do it all in one day but great job. I am not one of them moms. 
While I was able to get house work done I did also sleep when my son slept. But that changed once I got pregnant again. I found that I was really tired at times. Aiden was a little over 1 years old. So he did still take naps with me. But the house work started to pill up more. I had this problem that if I napped nothing got done that day. I did not really e…

Have a great week....

Merry Christmas and others to you all. I am stepping out this week to spend time with family. I have a few things going on I need to take care of and will be back by the end of the week.


Looking for something fun to do in Az? How about heading to Scottsdale Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM for a Lionsgate’s new movie, NORM OF THE NORTH has partnered with McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Holiday Lights. 

First 100 people will get free tickets for a train ride though McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Holiday Lights.

WHERE:         McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park                         7301 E Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ.

ABOUT NORM OF THE NORTH: A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day. Lionsgate presents a Splash Entertainment production. Visit, www.NormOfTheNorth.Movie


I am grateful to have gotten a unique experience this morning to view the greatly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even though I knew this was a press screening, I fully expected to see guys in full garb, light sabers, etc. but was surprised to see none of that. In fact, as a 35 year old, I was probably the youngest one in the audience! The movie was very good, and despite recent releases in the last few years which were actually prequels, the world has been dying to see what happens chronologically after The Return of the Jedi left off. 

There were some gaps to fill us in on, but most of the movie was character development of newer characters that will have a vital role in the continuation of the success of The Resistance (aka the good guys). There were some questions unanswered, and some hints and teases to other theories and characters that will keep the hardcore fanbase guessing and arguing until the next release no doubt. There was a lot of skepticism about how Disney wou…

Mirror Mirror on the.... #Mirrorvana

Mirror Mirror on the counter how I love and hate you most of all. No really I get it 5 stars it really is a great mirror. I love that it has a normal side and a 10x magnifying side. It is 7 incs so it is a great size without taking up to much room.

It is a nice sliver, very shinny sliver color. I am not a gold fan so I loved it.

It is great for putting on makeup. Like the best thing I have ever used. I use the normal size for the foundation and eye shadow but then I flip it over when I need to do my eye liner. I don't think I have ever gotten my eye liner on right before now. I am keeping this mirror and no one can take it away from me!

Adding Basil oil to my essential oil list #simplyearth

Basil! I did not even know they made an essential oil for basil. What would I use it for? Well used my favorite "The Essential Life" book to look up it is can be used for. Here are just a few way you can use it/mix it with other oils: earachemigrainenausea and crampingemotional balance

Specials by Presents.....

I received a gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Specials by Presents Dinner & a Movie 2 Movie Tickets + $100 Card ONLY $30

Tis the season for a Special by’s Dinner & a Movie deal. Get yours now through December 20 for $30, you’ll receive two tickets PLUS a $100 eGift card to redeem for a star-rated restaurant.

Movies and dinners are a great time to spend with the family. Use your movie tickets to see any winter blockbuster hit here. Hurry – this offer ends Sunday, December 20 at 11:59 pm CT or when it’s sold out. and Specials by make great gifts for everyone on your wish list. Connect with on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and never miss their next great deal!

Kids Solar System bundle

I remember as a kid I loved having glow in the dark stars and planets. So I was really excited to get this really cute looking Kids Solar System bundle. It comes with stars and planets and three star shaped suckers and a telescope.

The suckers where great. Well that is what my kids say, I did not really try it. They where bring and colorful. However if you have kids that freak out if a treat breaks be very careful with them. I dropped on trying to open it and it shattered everywhere. My son did not mind, in fact we just told him get got to get more now that there are more pieces.

Luxury Hot / Cold Eye Mask By Karmick

I get headaches all the time. In fact I think it might even be migrants. I have been told it is because of my eyes, they take in to much light at times.... Well and I have kids. I love them don't get me wrong but I am sure they add to my headache. So what do you do? How about a nice old compress over your eyes.... yeah that helped. Then add some nice lavander smell to help calm you down too.

Luxury Hot / Cold Eye Mask By Karmick has really helped me with my headaches. Now I need to say right now that I am not a doctor and while this does help me I am not saying it will help you. But there is some true with lavender helping to calm you. After all they put that in the baby bed time body wash and lotions.

Luxe Beauty Brows Eyebrow Growth Serum.

Over all I have never thought about my eyebrows much. I mean they are ok I have never had them waxed and only plucked a few random hairs. So When I was asked to review some eyebrow growth serum, I started thinking about. So this is my eyebrows. They are ok, I like them. But if you have thinner ones you might want to look into getting Luxe Beauty Brows Eyebrow Growth Serum.

The Holiday Guide Event 2015 Giveaway #holidayevent

The Holiday Guide Event 2015 Giveawayis being host by NY MOMSTYLE and thanks to the participating bloggers in promoting it.  We have wonderful sponsors that have provided an item for one of the readers as a giveaway.  Thank you to the sponsors for making this event possible.  The event starts December 4, at 11:59PM and ends December 17, at 11:59PM.

Soleus has offered to giveaway a Pulse watch.  To view the Soleus Pulse review information visit here.             
WowWee has offered to giveaway a WowWee MiPosaur.  To view the WowWee MiPosaur review information visit here.     
Spin Master has offered to giveaway a Spin Master Air Hogs Shadow Launcher.  To view the Air Hogs Shadow Launcher review information visit here.     

Soybu has offered to giveawayone piece of clothing.  To view the Soybu clothes review information visit here.

Del Sol color changing sunglasses #giveaway #delsolcolor

As some of you might remember I did a review about some really cool color changing nail polish from Del Sol. Well now I get to talk about there really cool color changing sunglasses! Yep Del Sol sells a ton of color changing things, even shirts, jewelry, hats and so much more. Now then back to the Sunglasses. I picked out the Solize Sunglasses - All Summer Long - White to Purple. In this picture you can see they are a little purple already.... no they are white but I had just put them on and got in the car.

While they don't take a whole lot in the car it is because my car has UV tinted windows so you are not getting the sunlight that you need. But once you really go out in the sun!

UpSpring’s MilkScreen giveaway, enjoy a nice glass of wine

It is that time of the year where the wine and champagne comes out. And while I am not a drinker I am sure there are lots of breastfeeding moms out there that are ether pumping and dumping or just giving up the alcohol right now. Now you don't need to worry. UpSpring’s MilkScreen is a 2 minute home test to detect alcohol in breast milk. MilkScreen lets nursing moms enjoy a glass of spiked eggnog, mulled wine or any holiday cocktail without fear of harming the new baby.

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Do you want to make bath time more fun for your kids? Turn that bath into a relaxing retreat for mom? Are you in dire need of a shower but waiting for an important call? What do theses things have in common? They an all be solved with the SpeakStick. This cool Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and has a microphone so you can take calls on it!

Aiden's 5th Birthday with the help of Birthday In A Box

Well my baby is now 5 years old. It was his first real party and I did not know where to start. It did not help that he kept changing him mind on what kind of party he wanted. After awhile he said batman and we told him that was it and he could not change his mind. But where do we start from there? That is when you turn to Birthday in a Box.

Spiral Art Design Center from Lakeshore learning #2015holidaygiftguide

My son just turned 5 last week and he is my art kid. He love to color, draw, paint, play with play dough and so much more! So when I gave him a Spiral Art Design Center he was on cloud 9!

Smart Weigh Electronic Bathroom Scale

SOoooooo I have lost 10 lbs..... until we went to Disneyland. Then we had like we where on vacation and then we got sick.... blah blah blah. Point is I have not been to the gym in 2 months and I gain all that weight back. But I did find a scale that I like. I have had other scales where they tell you your BMI and water and what not. Most of the time you can step on off and back on again and see different numbers every time. So I needed a good simple scale.