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Saturday, December 28, 2013


There is nothing better than capturing the TRUE JOY of a child on Christmas!

Gifts  from my kids that really gave me joy!

Did you have a gift that brought  you extra joy this year????

Friday, December 27, 2013

#REVIEW #Konad Nail Art Double Ended Stamper And Scraper

I bought the KONAD set for my daughter as it was underlined  and *stars*all over* on her wish list. I'm always a little leery with "as seen on TV" type items.  The KONAD didn't disappoint.
Works great, does as described. Easy to clean and use. Makes doing nail art fun and easy. My Daughter  really enjoy doing her nails up like at a fancy salon 
~so many different nail art  plates 
~there are an amazing amount of patterns 
~You could have different nails every day for months  
It's totally worth it and great price. So much cheaper then having them done.

All the pieces and  how it's advertised
to turn out. 

Kayleigh's first attempt
and the result...the edges need to be
cleaned-up--but over all

There is a little trial and error with the 
amount of nail polish  and how
much pressure you have to apply with
the scraper and 
Over all we give this product 

opinions are 100% my own and I was NOT compensated for this review in any way

WHY WOULD I TRY #NUTRISYSTEM for the NEW YEAR -Janine is a True Believer in Nutrisystem

As the new Year is approaching loosing weight is #1 goal for me -Hearing stories like Janinie's is very helpful finding a program that will work for me.

One way to learn about the Nutrisystem diet is to look at other people’s experiences. One interesting case is that of Janine’s. For Janine, Nutrisystem is the only weight loss program that has truly worked for her, and she loves to share about her experience with all her friends.  After just six weeks on the program, Janine regrets that it took her so long to find the program.  The packaged meals are sent to her home once a month, and she loves the convenience and flavor of the meals. 
For years now Janine has been trying to lose those last 10 pounds to no avail, but in these six short weeks Janine has finally managed to achieve her goal, and she doesn't plan on having that weight ever come back again. 

A troubled past

Janine’s past didn’t make it easy to lose weight, because she suffered from the eating disorder known as bulimia for a whopping 14 years.  Since she has been in recovery, there have been some extra pounds that have crept on, and she’s been looking for a safe and sensible plan that in no way resembles the tortured eating habits of her past.  What really appealed most about the plan was the tasty variety of foods that Janine could enjoy.  The various different savory and salty flavors were very appealing for her, and this enthusiasm about the Nutrisystem food was what kept Janine focused throughout her weight loss journey. 
Because of the variety of the food, Janine was not propelled into the binging behavior of her past because she was finally satisfied both with the taste and the nutritional aspect of the plan.  This was something she had never experienced before, and was a welcomed change in her eating habits. 
It’s affordable
The other important element that kept Janine on the plan was that she found the diet to be affordable in comparison to what she was spending at the grocery store in the past.  With the Nutrisystem program, Janine only needs to purchase fruits vegetables and dairy to round-out her daily menu.  Since she made it a point to go to discount grocers for this produce, she was actually saving money on her monthly food supply.  Coupons for the plan from decreased the overall cost even more.  This was another element that encouraged Janine to stay the course.
Janine claims that she also loves the protein shakes on the Nutrisystem plan, something that she has never cared for in the past.  This is a nice convenient option for lunches on the go or when she was stuck at work. 
Working it out

Not only is Nutrisystem helping Janine to work out her issues with food, but she’s also working out at the gym.  With a diverse exercise program that she diligently follows, Janine is on the fast track to good health and weight loss success.  Janine is now 50 years old, and claims that in the short time she’s been on the Nutrisystem plan she’s quickly approaching the best fitness level and state of health she’s ever experienced.  Now with gratitude and a new lease on life, Janine is sure to make her 50’s her best decade yet.  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

#GingerbreadHouse fun

I have a theme for my kitchen  for the holiday's-- "Ginger Bread"
men, woman, house,etc so my kids decided to help with the decoration this year.

Son made a traditional house 

Little Builder
(showing off all his work)

Daughter took a different approach 
built a nesting Ginger Bread Building...

Crafty Chick =)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

#TBT Christmas Toys

TBT Holiday Gifts!
I think the BEST one for me as a kid ever was Barbies Townhouse House (1977) —I I wasn't even REALLY into Barbie but I got into her more that year after getting the house. 

 My Aunt who’s just 4 years older then me got the Dream Pool and Camper Van.

 ~~I think our parents planned gifts together that year  ;D ~~

Do you remember a gift you were just over the moon for???
Do your kids have one this year--5 more shopping days =D

Saturday, December 14, 2013

~Childrens Book #REVIEW~ Monkey Fun by Julia Dweck @juleloves2write

Monkey Fun!

If there is one author who's book SHOULD be in your children's library it's Julia Dweck. I've read several of her books and Monkey Fun is another super book in her collection. 
Monkey Fun proves that you’re never too young to begin your learning adventure. It’s a barrel of fun and chock full of interesting monkey facts written in easy to understand rhyming verse for toddlers ages 0-4.  Your child can learn fun facts, about monkeys while enjoying the delightful illustrations. As always there are some great extras at the end of the book to keep the fun and learning going after the story has ended.

RUN and get your copy here Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

#TBT Son's First Christmas Photo

Hayden was in awe of all the lights and people etc we
 hardly got a good shot of him for his first Christmas.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kooking with Kayleigh ~~Christmas Edition~~

Making a Ginger Bread Man is a tradition we started three years ago

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons Ground  Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2  teaspoon All Spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoonPure Vanilla Extract

Baked and ready to be "DRESSED"

Adding all the piping...I'm glad she enjoys I have NO patience for it! 
Lil bro waiting to add the spice drops

She does good work!!
He's so YUMMMMMmmy!
Do you make a gingerbread or

 have a cookie you bake every year????

Monday, December 9, 2013

Let Your Light Shine.

This is a bit of a rant and praise post all in one-A BIG departure from a normal RSR post; BARE WITH ME! If your not a believer feel free to read but PLEASE NO NEGATIVE response-I'm not posting this to start a debate...    

2013 was not a good year for us--Hubby started out unemployed.

The first  week in Jan I took a fall down some icy steps with out insurance DR bills were OOP
 Around Feb hubby did eventually find a job that was a big cut in pay, we had to stay on state assistance--VERY TOUGH ON MY HUBBY. 

 Then in October they laid him off!! I know this was going to be another sparse Holiday Season.

(but I'm thrifty and enter a lot of giveaways so we'll get through)

a week after Hubby was laid off our fridge and sewer system busted.

Thankfully Hubby was able to find another job within a month - yet again taking a cut in pay.

 Then on BLACK FRIDAY my children and I were in a car accident- we came out with some minor whip-lash but our car was totaled. On the hunt for a replacement.  =(

As I stated at the beginning of the post rant and PRAISE--
the past two weeks our Sunday sermons have been a study on giving EVERYTHING!!!! While it's NEVER easy to do right in the midst of it all one of the biggest lessons I'm learning is I need to be a prism of GOD's love and light. With all that our family has been through there are many out there that have gone through much MUCH worse this year. As long as I can learn to remember God has brought me through tough times in the past and he can do it again-I want to get through it shining a light not dragging my heels singing a "pity me tune"

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go though the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.--- This season is one of fire for me and my family ---so in the future we can shine.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

James 1:3&4
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

#TBT First Family Christmas Card

I cannot believe how the time has flown by-
I don't even remember much about the shoot
Except Kay was always trying to ripe off
that hat. =)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

#PRODUCTREVIEW #Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set, BPA-Fee 8-Piece Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids.

In their words
The world's most effective vacuum-sealed food container set, the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set. Completely BPA-Fee, the 8-Piece Nesting Set with Vacuum Seal and Locking Lids is designed to SAVE FOOD -- simply press down on the lid to remove excess air that spoils food; Each container is also made with a wave patterned bottom that keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from the deteriorating effects of water and juices which can collect at the bottom over time. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and backed by Ozeri's industry-praised, no-hassle warranty and customer service. SAVE MONEY -- pays for itself and more by keeping food fresher longer

I received one or more of the products mentioned  for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. ~

There are many points I love about the set:

you can see the difference comparing other
storage containers piled together and the Oreri
nested nicely together.

2 SAVE TIME -- each container is microwave,
 dishwasher and freezer safe for long-lasting use. 

3 The Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Containers has a great locking seal and they  use a patented valve system that allows you to easily remove excess air.
Check out my video showing you how this works sealing  and re-opening.

4 Each container features a handy date dial that allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator, so you'll never have to worry about remembering how long each container has been in the refrigerator.

#WordlessWednesday SNOWFUN

A morning full of fun!
Enjoying the freshly fallen snow.
Loosing control  =)
The brave one who was out there
and the only one who needed a nap. LOL

Monday, December 2, 2013

Unique Holiday Gift ~You Name in Bible Verse~

You Name in Bible Verse Certificates are beautiful, personalized, custom-printed certificates that combine an individual’s name, a couple’s name, or any message with an inspirational Bible verse for each letter of the name(s). Each certificate is individually produced and unique. They are 8 ½" x 11", are currently available in over 20 different styles and retail for $12.95 each. Your Name in Bible Verse certificates can be ordered in English (King James Version) and Spanish (La Biblia de las Americas).

To help with Christmas budgets, they are offering my readers a 20% discount on items purchased through Dec. 31, 2013. Order Here  USE CODE  BLOG13 in the REDEMPTION CODE box during checkout.

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