Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Save money and enter to win, baby formula, puffs, purees and more

Times are hard for everyone. Lets just face that here and now, we all look for the deal/coupsons/saving that we can get, we all want to save some money. But it becomes hard to do that for kids and their foods. Don't even get me starting on how much baby formula is! I think that was a BIG reason why we decided to breastfeed. ITS CHEAP! But how can you save money? Well here is some great info from Perrigo Nutritionals that might just help you find ways to save.

About Perrigo Nutritionals
·         Many moms are not aware that they can save up to 50 percent on infant formula by choosing a store brand over a national brand
·         Store Brand Formula is nutritionally comparable to the national brands, yet are typically up to half the price, and can save you about $600 a year
·         Perrigo Nutritionals is the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States
·         Same standards and expertise used to develop infant formula applied to toddler foods
·         Toddler foods are appropriately developed for variety of stages of growth and motor skills with quality, nutritional ingredients to create foundation of good nutrition

I am no expert when it comes to formula, so I am glad I can share this with my readers who do formula feed. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to save. While I have not used Formula my sister in law did/does. I got to her to the the store brand formula and her daughter took it fine with no problems. She said she would start looking into buying it becasue it is cheaper. 

Teaching Children to Love Reading

Teaching Children to Love Reading

I have two children and my oldest is a girl. She is actually seven years older than her brother so she was virtually like an only child for those years. When she was still in my womb I was reading to her. I read anything and everything out loud, we talked, we prayed, we sang, and I even tried to discipline her while she was in there. When she was turned a certain way and giving me one her famous stretches that pressed a bit too hard on my bladder or side I would give her a little tap and tell her to stop, and she did!

We went on like that after she was born. She loved to listen to the written word; all she ever needed to keep her attention was someone reading to her. My grandma used to read to her out of the dictionary sometimes and she would get really quiet and listen. She read her the Word of God as well. She was a great listener.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

freeze it hair, for that beach wave look

Its summer time.... wait spring? I can't tell here in Arizona where its 98! Feels like summer to me, and one thing I have found it great in the summer time.... beach hair! You know the I just put out of the water and let my hair sun dry and now its curly and cute. Yeah me ether becaue my hair does not do that. Well that it without the right kind of hair spray.

If you remember a while back I got some IT Hair Care stuff and I Love Love LOVED! Well they also have this great surf spray. It is meant to help give you that beach wave look in your hair. it looks like water but on like hair spray but without the sticky ness that hair spray can leave.

I have even used this not for the beach look but just beacuse my hair needed something to hold it together. As always surf spray had abyssinian oil to help your hair become smooth, shiny and soft. It also has a no cruch formula, so you can touch your hair without that I just put a ton of product fell in it.

I can tell just by using the IT hair prodcuts over time my hair has become stronger, softer and longer. It is also one of the onlye hair sprays taht keep my hair curled for more then an hour! So this summer if you are looking to get that cute beach wave look, then look into the IT Surf Spray.

Oh and as side not my sister who has really curly hair almost stole this from me becasue she liked it so much!

A day in the life of me

Wow what a crazy few months it has been. I have had a hard time getting on a lot due to us moving. That's right after much thought my husaband and I felt it was best to move back to Arizona. This came with a heavy heart. We had just bought our first house, my in laws had moved to CO a year ago and we whould be leaving them all behind. But deep down we knew it was the right thing for us to move. Well with that being said we have now moved, we are in a tempory home and doing our best to find a good rental we can move into. I am greatful to my parents for letting me and the kiddors (and hubby) to live with them while we go through this move. I also feel like I can now put more time back into the blog and just talk about my life more too.

I am at a point where I am no long going to worry so much about not getting the numbers up. Now don't get me wrong I want you all to come and read and learn but I need to do this blog for me, and for the reasons why I started it in the first place. I wanted to help new moms out there by telling them what I have had to deal with and what has worked for me. I hope you all keep coming back and hearing my stories. This year on top of the great review that I am going to be doing I am going to be talk about TTC (our last baby),  dealing with and diagnosing a potential autistic child, ezczema, adopting and so much more.

Thank you all for my readers!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Then and Now, lose it weight lost

A little more then a year a go my husband decided that he was going to start losing weight. When he first told me this I was out of tow and kinda laughed at him. Not that I did not want him to do it but I have been trying for 5 year to get him to start eating right. So when I came home a week later and saw that he was eating right and working out I was proud of him. I wanted to also lose weight but I was pregnant. Then once I had Logan I was breastfeeding for a year and could not really cut out a lot of calories at that point. It was not until I was 13 months post baby that someone asked me the question that no one should ever ask......

"Are you pregnant?" I went home and cried my eyes out. Here is a picture of what I was wearing that day that she asked me.

After that night I had decided that 1. I am going to lose the weight, 2. I was going to stop breastfeeding (after all we hit the year mark) and 3. I would get off my birth control (because that make it hard to lose the weight too).

I downloaded this app called Lose It and I pulled out all of the workout videos I had and started eating right. After about a week I hit a wall. I had a hard time getting to the end of any work out and most days I just could not do some of the things they where asking me to do. I broke down, it was hard not seeing myself lose any weight yet and working my butt off. Then my friends told me about Zumba so I youtubed it and tried a few. It looked funny seeing this white girl with no more rhythm trying to shake her thing! But it was fun so I kept doing it.

After about 2 weeks I could tell I was eating less and I thought about what I was eating before I ate it. So at the end of week 3 we where getting ready to pack the house up. At that point I saw the shirt I wore when that girl asked me if I was pregnant. I wanted so bad to burn that shirt, but I put it on instead, this time new tear came to my eyes. For the first time in 3 weeks I could see how a chance I was making.

It has been about 2 weeks of not doing anything not even eating right. I can tell you that it felt good to get some good cardio back in today but the eating part is hard again.

All I can say to you is if you think you can't you can't, if you think it is hard it is but you can do it. I am doing so good and I am going to get that last 20lbs off before summer.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The great move

So as many of you know I had to walk away from the blog for awhile and Heather took over for me. Well now I can tell you all why. We and in Ryan and I decided that it was best for out family if we moved back to Arizona. There was many reason why we thought it was right and best for our kids. Also it allows me to be able to be at a computer. That was a big reason why I could not do any blogging was we only had one computer and Ryan worked from home! I am really exited to be back where my family is but I will miss in other family out in CO. Thank you all for your time and hanging in there with me.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brylane Home: Deep Fat Fryer

Brylane Home offers a wide variety of products for the home. I have always wanted to have a deep fat fryer, and now I finally do.
 I was sent the Digital Double Deep Fryer.
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