Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!

All the stockings were hung from the chimney with care....

Santa Came!!

Checking out the loot

Braden checking out his stocking

Kayla's pile of presents

Caden's pile of presents

Braden's pile of presents

The aftermath of Christmas

One of my new presents!!  A crockpot!  Thanks Hubby!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Minute Holiday Gifts from Eden Fantasys

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!
There is still plenty of time to get your last minute holiday shopping done at Eden Fantasys!!  They have all sorts of different promos and shipping deals to get the best bang for your buck.

You can get a free beach towel with a purchase of any bath and beauty products.  Here are a couple of ideas you could get.  These are great stocking stuffers too!
Winter Wonder Lip Gloss - Trio Set
Body Massage Lotion

The Lip Gloss is only $24.99 and the Body Massage Lotion is $22.99!  There is plenty of other great gifts that you could get for your special someone.  Adult Toys, Accessories, Gift Cards, Lingerie, etc.  Go check it out at Eden Fantasys

Make sure you check out all the promotions to get the best deals!

Plus they are offering the following shipping deals
Free standard shipping over $25+
Free UPS 2nd day shipping on $80+
Free UPS next day shipping on $100+

So you will get your items in time for Christmas!  Happy Shopping!

These opinions are 100% my own.  I was paid a gift card in exchange of doing a post


Friday, December 16, 2011

Passionately Rivalicious review and giveaway!

I live in a town where the University of Georgia Bulldogs rule.  Every time there is a football game going on, I always see black and red everywhere!  There is car flags, t-shirts, hats, anything you can imagine with UGA on it.  My biggest pet peeve is that the clothing and accessories always geared towards men.
When I had a chance to review Passionately Rivalicious, I explored all the different things they had in UGA theme.  I was thrilled to discover they had stuff for babies, kids and women! I loved the dresses and the hair bows for a little girl.  They also had a bunch of cute accessories and house items.  
They have all sorts of teams listed, over 25 of them!
The prices were reasonable and affordable.

This website is a family own business based in Texas.  Here is what they had to say about 

As Co-Founders of Passionately Rivalicious, LLC, we are a Mother-Daughter Team from Dallas, Texas.  We LOVE College Athletics and our immediate family represents a fun-loving group of brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, moms and dads, grandparents, and grandchildren...Four Generations.
We hail from nine universities, with intense feelings crossing conference lines.

We are RIVALICIOUS … Proudly displaying our Raw Emotions!

With 18 family fans loyal to one outstanding team, we claim the majority; however, not always the victory!  Someday, we may share that Mascot with all of you!  That Someday is here!  As we begin our second year, and so many of you already know ... We are Razorbacks! Go Hogs!  We do love all NCAA Athletics, especially the SEC and the Big XII, TCU, SMU, and Clemson!  Thank you to all of our Fans, Friends, and Family for your love, support, and enthusiasm!  As Passionately Rivalicious grows, we will be recruiting additional Conferences for our PR Roster!  Stay tuned ...

The tailgates, the watch-parties, the multiple TVs, the always delicious food, the friendships,
the hospitality, and of course …The Clothing - You have to “Dress-It” …
Not just the usual, but something very special!  Rivalries make the Game …
You, and your children, certainly want to wear the BEST!

A GENUINE Passion is always Rivalicious!

Nothing can rival the spirit and enthusiasm of one striving for competitive advantage.
We have to BELIEVE!  Whether our team is the favorite or the underdog,
our FAITH is strong, loyal, and never-failing … We always wear the COLORS! 

We have searched for the finest in fabrics, workmanship, quality, and style just for you … Our PR Fans!  Proudly, many of our manufacturers' clothing & accessories are "Officially Licensed Collegiate Products", representing 25 NCAA Universities and more.  With great pride, we SPOTLIGHT our classic, specialty, and generational Collegiate Clothing Boutique for Women & Children.

With SPIRIT from our PR Team & our PR Kids …Welcome to Passionately Rivalicious!

They were kind enough to give one of my readers a $25 Gift Certificate to Passionately Rivalicious!!!

Ends 1/15/12 at 12:01 am

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Major Profit Deal at Riteaid week of 12/11

I went by Riteaid this morning to do this deal and it worked out perfectly!
This was a too good of a deal for me not to talk about. 

1st off - go to the pharmacy and ask for the diabetes coupon book.  In it is a $2 riteaid coupon.  The more you have the better profit you get.  Also in the pharmacy there is a brochure that says diabetes and wellness savings.  You have to have the cashier scan the barcode in order to get the diabetes deal.

Order #1
3 boxes of Centrum Fruit and Veggie Vitamins - $9.83 each (after the 20% discount)
2 bags of M&Ms - $2.50 each (daughter needed these for school tomorrow)

Total is $34.49
Used the following coupons
 $7 coupon that was in 12/11 insert
$7 coupon that was in 12/11 insert
$1/2 Mars Product coupon
$2 Riteaid Centrum Fruit and Veggie coupon from the diabetes book.

Used $12 in + up rewards from last week's transaction.
Paid .49 + $1.45 tax for a total of $1.94.

I got back the following + ups rewards
$10 for purchasing 3 bottles of Centrum 
$1 for purchasing 2 bags of M&Ms

Order #2
3 bottles of Centrum Fruit and Veggie Vitamins - $9.38 
1 pack of M&Ms for my 2 year old - .57 cents

total is $30.06

Used the following coupons

$5 printable from website
$5 printable from website

Used $11 in + up rewards from previous transaction.

Total is $4.06 + $2.08 tax = $6.14 oop

Received the following....
$10 for purchasing 3 Centrum products
$10 for purchasing $50 worth of diabetes products
$10 for purchasing $50 worth of participating seasons of savings
$8 in SCR.  (this is limit 2 per household but I can give one of my receipts to a friend)

That is a $29.92 PROFIT!!  Can't beat that!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pine Bros Throat Drops Review and Giveaway!

In 1870, J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called "Pine Brothers Glvcerine Tablets" In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members.  Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery marker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glyverin with the healing properties of gum acacia.  He could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat.  Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila.  Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born.  "I have discovered something" Pine wrote.  "Which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was." He added. "Perhaps I won't make much money out of this.  But I can make people happy, and that's more important than money."

Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne.  Victoria Knight-McDowell.  For her new company 3 Sisters Home Products.  Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes.  redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look.  The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011.

I recently was able to try the Natural Honey and Wild Cherry Flavors.  I remember having these when I was a young child in the 80's.  I do not like cough drops or sore throat drops. The medicine in them is overpowering.  When I tried the Pine Bros Throat Drops, I was thrilled that it didn't have an overpowering medicine taste to it.  It worked great on my sore and itchy throat! They were softish and Chewy.  It was hard for about 10 minutes and then it started to become a gummy like texture which I could chew on.  I will definitely be purchasing these for years to come.

The little pucks are great for toting around your purse, car, diaper bag, etc.  These are safe to give to children over the age of 3.  The best part of the Pine Bros Throat Drops, they are only 5 calories each!!  not bad for someone watching their calorie intake.  You can purchase these at CVS or online.

I personally was sent a box of 24 pucks of Pine Bros Throat Drops.
Because I believe in this product, I want to give my readers some pucks to try for themselves!
I will have 2 winners.  Each winner will receive 8 pucks - 4 pucks of Wild Cherry and 4 pucks of Natural Honey.

Ends 1/15/12 at 12:01am EST

Monday, December 12, 2011

Eden Fantasys Blogger Program

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

This post is made for 18+.  The links are not work friendly.

I'm here to tell you about the Eden Fantasys Blogger Program.  If you have a blog and like to earn gift cards then this is for you!  You can blog about anything you would like.  It doesn't have to be just about adult toys, even though you can do that too.  You can talk about the various programs they have, promotions, lingerie, candles, games, etc.  Whatever your heart contents.   You don't have to talk about personal stuff..

You can blog about this twice a month and they will send you a gift card for their online store.  You can save up the gift cards for something big, or do a giveaway on your website for your readers.  Whatever you do with the gift cards is up to you!

If you are interested in the ambassador blogger program, go here to check it out!

These opinions are 100% my own.  I was paid a gift card in exchange of doing a post.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Genie Silent Max Garage Door Opener @ baby loving mama

We bought our 1st home 5 years ago and it has a double garage but no garage door opener installed.  We just never had the extra funds to get one so that's why I'm hoping to win this!  
It would be awesome to use especially in the winter time with the frost and occasional snow Georgia gets. Having to go out in the cold to crank it to get it warmed sucks!  Its especially bad when its raining and your trying to juggle getting groceries in and carrying a 1 year old in the house without getting soaking wet.  Not fun!
Genie Max teamed up with baby loving mama to give away a free garage door opener!
ends 12/18/11

Rockboard Scooter @ thenotsoblog

I am really wanting this for my middle son for Christmas!!  Its the hottest new toy this season.  Its great for tweens and teens.  Its a scooter that goes just by rocking back and forth like a pedal.  Great way for a child to zip up and down the street.    I'm hoping that Santa will bring one for him for Christmas.
Thenotsoblog is doing a giveaway for a reader to win a rockboard scooters!!
go here to enter
ends 12/6

Friday, December 2, 2011

Beethoven's Christmas Adventures @ thenotsoblog

My family has movie nights where each person gets to pick a movie each week.  We will turn off the lights, snuggle up on the couch/floor with pillows and blankets in our jammies with some popcorn and drinks.
We love being able to watch all kinds of movies - action, drama, comedy,  family, children's movies.
I know my kids would love to see the new Beethoven's Christmas Adventures movie.  I remember watching these movies when I was a kid. 
Thenotsoblog is doing a giveaway for 5 different movies!!
go here to check it out and enter
ends 12/12

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Review & Giveaway!

I am not a big fan of vegetables and I've passed that trait onto my children.  I do know that vegetables are healthy and good for you, that's why I try to include a variety of veggies with our meals.  I love any recipes that allow me to cover up and hide the taste of veggies itself.  When I had a chance to try the new Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta, I was thrilled.  I chose the new Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce.  I love Alfredo sauce and would spend every night at Olive Garden if I could! :)  
The pasta was nice and cooked with just the right amount of sauce.  The carrots and broccoli was just right, not mushy like a lot of other steam vegetables turn out.  I was able to eat this with no problems at all.  Best of all, my kids loved it!!
I love how easy it is to just stick it in the microwave and 5-6 minutes later, I had a delicious side!  

Quick and Easy, Just how I like it!
The only downside, this package is only good for 2 people.  With a family of 5, I would need to make 2 packages at least.

Making mealtime easier than ever, Green Giant has introduced vegetables with pasta in savory sauces to their already convenient and tasty line-up of Valley Fresh Steamers frozen mixes.
New Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables with Pasta varieties include:

Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli - classic elbow macaroni and broccoli in a mouth watering cheese sauce

Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce - delicious corkscrew pasta with carrots and broccoli in a savory Alfredo Sauce.

I was sent a prize package from MyBlogSpark and Green Giant that had the following items:

2 Green Giant Placemats
Broccoli Stress Reliever
32oz Serving Bowl
Surprise Face Serving Spoon
A VIP coupon for the new Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta.

One of my lucky readers will win the exact same prize as shown above!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stationery card

Snowflakes Ribbon Christmas Card
Don't send boring Christmas cards , personalize them at Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

I was in the mood for something Fall/Pumpkinish.  So I decided to google and came across this recipe.  It was SOOO good!!  The older kids each had 3 muffins each.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Publix Ad is up!

Michelle over at Iheartpublix has the preview of the upcoming Publix ad.  I have to say its going to be a GREAT week!

I'm going to have to go shop tomorrow to get stuff before everybody else does so I can make sure I get all of my stuff!  So far with what coupons I have before she puts up the super deals.  It looks like I will spend $13.76 at publix!

I will also take the ad to Foodlion for them to price match since they double up to .60 cents and I have several .55 cents off coupons.  And after they price match and take coupons, I should pay .26 cents!!
Gotta Love it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rockboard Scooter @ MomStart

The Hottest New toy is here!!  GREAT for tweens and teens.  Its just a scooter that goes by rocking the pedle back and forth.  This would be an AWESOME Christmas present for my 6 year old!  He's always wanting to keep up with his big sister on her electric scooter.  This would be a great way for him to keep up with her.
Momstart is doing a giveaway, go here  to check it out!!
ends 11/21

Rockboard Scooter @ 3 Different Directions

The Hottest New toy is here!!  GREAT for tweens and teens.  Its just a scooter that goes by rocking the pedle back and forth.  This would be an AWESOME Christmas present for my 6 year old!  He's always wanting to keep up with his big sister on her electric scooter.  This would be a great way for him to keep up with her.
3 different directions is doing a giveaway, go here to check it out!!
ends 11/19

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at just for voting!

Plasma Car @ FunSavingMoney

I really really really want one of these cars for my youngest who will be 2 in Dec.  This would be a perfect birthday or Christmas present for him.  Since I'm on an tight budget being an 1 income family, I would love to win this!  Who wouldn't love this toy! Kids of all ages can ride this since it goes up to 200 lbs.
Go check it out and enter at fun saving money 
Ends 11/18

Big G Cereal and DC Comics @ twoboysonegirlandacrazymom

Big G cereal has a new thing!!  They have DC comics on their cereals!
This would be a HUGE hit with my 6 year old son.  He loves anything with DC comics on them and can name all the characters. 
twoboys1girlandacrazymom is doing a giveaway where one person can win a box of cereal, a comic book and a figure!
Go here to check it out and enter!
ends 11/17

Papapod Diaper Bag @ Formality Of Frugality

I love diaper bags that give me as much storage and space I need.  Especially when my kids are 1st born.  The diaper bag is a lifesaver when it comes to having everything you need for your baby when you are out and about.  I really want to win this diaper bag!!  look at all the organization compartments!!
Formality Of Frugality is hosting a giveaway for a diaper bag! 
Go here to check it out
Ends 11/17

Plasma Car @ Formality of Frugality

I really really really want one of these cars for my youngest who will be 2 in Dec.  This would be a perfect birthday or Christmas present for him.  Since I'm on an tight budget being an 1 income family, I would love to win this!  Who wouldn't love this toy! Kids of all ages can ride this since it goes up to 200 lbs.
Go check it out and enter at Formality Of Frugality 
Ends 11/10

Eden Fantasys

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

*Warning*  The following post contains adult links and products.  You must be 18+

I have been with my husband for 12 years, been married 10 years of that.  Can't believe I've been married that long!  Just because you are married, doesn't mean that you can't have fun in the bedroom.  Who says married sex has to be boring! :)

We turned to Eden Fantasys because they have a wide broad selection of items for anything you would need. From Vibrators to Candles to Sexy Lingerie.  The items come in an discreet box so you don't have to worry about the neighbors seeing your package and being embarrassed over it.

I had a chance to review the Chocolates Egg and Controller.  Its a cute little egg shape that comes with an remote that you can control your settings.  It has a 30" cord so plenty of room for movement.  This can be great for before hand as a massager, it felt GREAT on my back and neck.  Easy to roll around and get deep in the muscles.  Its also great for foreplay ;)
The best part, its waterproof!  So you can use it in the shower or hot tub.
Possibilities are endless!

Edens Fantasys has sex toys for every type of couples! 

Opinions are 100% mine.  I was not paid to do a review, only provided a product to review.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pig of the Month BBQ

I had recently won an blog giveaway and this is what I had won.

Win it:
One winner will win 4 sauce sampler:

1 bottle Love Me Tender The King of Memphis BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Get Lei’d Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Cattle King Texas Brisket & BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Key West in a Bottle Citrus Grilling Sauce

So I submitted my info to the blogger and was awaiting my prize.  I got it in the mail and opened up the box.  There was only 2 bottles in there.  The Love Me Tender and Key West in a bottle.   So I shot off an email to the blogger and explained that I only got 2 of the 4 bottles I was supposed to get.  She had contracted her sponser person in charge of doing this.  About a week later, I get an gift card in the mail for $15.00 which is the cost of 2 bottles.  So I head over to the website and put 2 bottles in my shopping cart and go to check out.   It was then I found out that shipping was going to be $10.10.  I did not want to pay for shipping on something that I had won.  So I shot off an email asking for free shipping considering it was an screw up on their half for not sending me all 4 bottles as stated in the giveaway.  

Then I get this email... this email really really pissed me off!  I was ranting to my husband and a friend of mine.  They both agreed that I should not have to pay for shipping.

Hi Nicole, 

I'm sorry to hear that you're not happy.  We provided you with a FREE sampler of BBQ sauces for entering a contest on a partnering blog site.  When you wrote into her and complained we felt bad that maybe some sort of mix up had occurred, so we set you a $15 gift card to make up the difference and keep everyone on good terms. 

Considering these were all done for FREE for you at no expense, time or otherwise, I feel its quite audacious of you to come to us and request free shipping.  

We've done everything we can to make things right with you.  That being said, we won't be offering free shipping.  If you would like to use the gift card for the 2 sauces, you can pay shipping or you can use it for one and have the gift card cover most of the shipping charge. 

So of course I sent her another email...

I don't think what i'm requesting is anything outrageous. It was stated in the blog that I would receive FOUR (4) sauce sampler listed 

1 bottle Love Me Tender The King of Memphis BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Get Lei’d Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Cattle King Texas Brisket & BBQ Sauce

1 bottle Key West in a Bottle Citrus Grilling Sauce

(I inserted blog link here for them to click and see for themselves)

So, when I received 2 out of the 4.  Yes I'm going to be a little disappointed.  All I was asking is the other 2 sauces that I was supposed to get.  Instead which I got a gift card which Is perfectly fine since I can order the other 2 bottles myself.  But when I have to pay for shipping on something I'm supposed to get completely free, yes I'm going to ask for free shipping as well.  Because If you had sent what I originally was supposed to get, I wouldn't had to pay a dime out of my own pocket.

So, This company sure has left an sour taste in my mouth.  I would never buy their products and/or recommend it to anybody!!  If they aren't going to follow through on their agreement with the blogger, they shouldn't do it in the 1st place!!  And the bottles I got weren't sealed in any way. I just thought it was strange that it didn't have an seal film on the inside of the cap, or a wrapper on the cap itself.  How do I know if it hasn't been tampered with or how fresh it is?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DXG Luxe 1080p Slim HD Camcorder @ MomSpotted

I love taking pictures but sadly I haven't taken much videos due to the fact I just don't have a camcorder.  With 3 kids, they grow up SO fast and I'm feeling like I'm going to miss out on video taping their youth.  I want them to be able to look back and say "I can't believe I wore that, or I can't believe I cut my hair like that."  I'm hoping I can win one at momspotted so I can be able to capture my kids since pictures don't really capture their movements and quirks.
Go here and enter to win your own camcorder thanks to DXG!!
ends 11/14

Hayneedle Chair @ Sweeps4bloggers

I would love to win this for a friend of mine.  Her style is funky and Retro and this would be a perfect chair for her!  Since she just bought and moved into her new home, I'm hoping I can give this to her as a housewarming present.
Sweeps4Bloggers is hosting a giveaway.  Go here and enter!
Ends 11/2

Ozeri: Turtlemeter @ Momma Told me

When my older 2 kids were younger, I would have loved to have this product available.  Being a young mom, I was always paranoid about one of my kids getting hurt.  I was always afraid of the water being too cold to where they would get sick, or too hot to where they would burn themselves.  I don't have to worry about that anymore because the turtlemeter will tell me!   I really want this for my youngest because he will think its a toy and I would know what the water temperature is.
Go check it out at Momma Told Me
3 winners!  Ends 10/30

Plasma Car @ Susan's Disney Family

I really really really want one of these cars for my youngest who will be 2 in Dec.  This would be a perfect birthday or Christmas present for him.  Since I'm on an tight budget being an 1 income family, I would love to win this!  Who wouldn't love this toy! Kids of all ages can ride this since it goes up to 200 lbs.
Go check it out and enter at Susan's Disney Family  
Ends 10/28

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Family Fun!

We went to a local corn maze place yesterday with a friends of ours.  I have to say that I was disappointed in the location that I chose.  Do NOT go to Colonel Cob in Oxford, GA!  Waste of money!!  All they had was a slide and a bouncy house where the kids played on it for a few minutes.  The "Go-Carts" which was just a big modified version of a pedal cart, they only had 2 available and the other 2 were broken and just sitting on the track.  The corn maze itself was pathetic, there was no real "maze" just a bunch of trail and broken corn stalks. It was just very very small and just not worth the money. 
But I think I got some decent pictures of the kids.  Here are a few.

Caden and Kayla on the Hayride

Braden throwing Hay
Kayla going down the slide
Caden going down the slide
Inside the "petting zoo"
Braden running around

This is Seven, friends of ours baby that went with us last night.