Monthly Archive:: June 2012


Red, White & Blue Giveaway Hop: Bonkazonks Iron Man Face Case & $20 Walmart GC (US) 7/1-7/14

Welcome to the Red, White and Blue Giveaway Hop coordinated by Tales From the Nursery and Formula Mom! This event will take place from July 1st through the 14th. We wanted to do something a little different and fun so all the prizes are red, white or blue and valued at $25+!


Pregnancy Journal: 18 Weeks!

My belly continues to grow and is starting to go out the front a bit more. I’ll still never have a perfectly round basketball belly though! Naughty placentas… So, over a week ago I took the glucose screening test since I had gestational diabetes (GD) early with Rissa. A week went by


The Gruffalo DVD Review

The beloved children’s picture book The Gruffalo comes to life on screen for your family to enjoy! While my family is not familiar with the picture book we quickly fell in love with the story. Following a little mouse whose looking for food and finds himself in quite the bind with 3


New Frankenweenie Trailer!

I’m a fan of Tim Burton and have a love for Halloween, so I’m looking forward to Disney’s Frankenweenie coming out in October.  My husband is quite the fan of Young Frankenstein so I know we’ll all enjoy this… even if my hubby jokes about it being a kid’s version of Pet Sematary.  (Don’t


Why I Love People Like Us [Movie Review] #PeopleLikeUs

When you grow up in a family that society doesn’t consider to be “normal” you may wonder if there is anyone else like you. It often comes as a surprise that there are indeed People Like Us. Initially I looked forward to seeing Chris Pine (he’s a cutie and I liked him


Peanut Butter Banana Grape Smoothie Recipe

We love fruit in our house and my daughter is really loving grapes lately! Did you know that…. right now, fresh and delicious California grapes are just coming into season which means they are available in a store near you. In fact, California-grown grapes account for more than 99% of all the grapes sold in the US! I hate to admit it,


Blogger Giveaway Event Sign Ups: On the Road Again {Travel Theme}

Summer time is full of travel, vacations, and getaways of all kinds. From near to far and everywhere in between, we could all use a few things to help make the most of our trips! So I hope you will join us for the On the Road Again travel themed giveaway event


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Building Deeper Family Connections With Skype

I like to think I have a pretty good relationship with my parents.  They live about 3 hours away, so we really only see them once a month.  We used to talk on the phone pretty regularly, but now that I have a toddler, talking on the phone can be a challenge!


DreamWork’s How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular North American Tour Starts Soon!

Are you a fan of How to Train Your Dragon?  How would you like to see it LIVE with huge animatronic dragons and human actors?  You know the special effects will be amazing!  Ever since I watched a featurette about the live show on the How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the


Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

I love shepherd’s pie! The girls like it, it can be healthy, but Hubby doesn’t usually care for it. It had been forever since we’d had it, and I’ve been craving it, so I started it first thing in the morning before our busy day started the other day. With summer here


Superhero Gift Idea: `Bonkazonks Marvel Avengers Face Case Toy

If your child loves Marvel characters, they will probably love Bonkazonks by Hasbro.  When I heard about this new toy, I was very interested in checking it out!  Being a Marvel’s The Avengers fangirl and all, I was especially thrilled to receive the Captain America Face Case! But What are Bonkazonks? Bonkazonks


My Do-Over Moment: Bleaching My Hair

I’ve done some silly and stupid things in my life that I wish I could do-over. At the time my choices seemed fine, but looking back… What was I thinking?!  I think most of them are from my high school years with a handful from my college days. One of my most


Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University Trailer!

Okay, I can’t tell you how excited I am for a new Monsters movie!  Brian and I loved Monsters Inc. and always had a soft spot for Boo.  In fact, once we found out Rissa was a girl, we imagined our little girl would look and act like her.  She was then nicknamed


Pregnancy Journal: 17 Weeks!

Baby #2 continues to grow. I think my belly has stalled for now. It ballooned out when my uterus remembered what it’s like being preggo, but I think further expansion will wait until baby runs out of space.  Seems like I’m carrying high again. Or at least it’s my upper abdomen that


We Had Fun at LEGO KidsFest! #LEGOKidsFest

Last weekend we headed to the Frontier Airline Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for three acres of LEGO fun!  Here are some of the highlights of our time there: The place was huge and full of families enjoying themselves.  We weren’t sure where to begin!  Batman and his gargoyle are made entirely out


5 of My Favorite Cloth Diaper Prints #clothdiapers

One of the best parts about using cloth diapers is the fabric options.  There are so many different looks, colors and textures.  I started out with mostly neutral colors and a few “girly” colors and slowly got lured in by prints.  It’s what makes fluff so addicting to buy!  So many cute


4 Reasons Why You Should Go See Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE #review #brave

BRAVE Genre:  Animation/Adventure/Comedy Rating:  PG U.S. Release Date:  June 22, 2012 Official Synopsis: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. From Disney and Pixar, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of


Win a Giggle Gang Plush Toy (US) 7/5

We’ve shared our thoughts on this toy and how it’s a great baby shower gift – now you have the chance to win one! Prize! (1) Giggle Gang Plush Toy (color will be selected at random) Giveaway! Log into the Rafflecopter form either with your Facebook account OR just name & email


Get Your Laugh On With the Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Plush Toys

The other day I shared how I find my daughter’s laugh to be magical.  Since she’s my baby girl, I adore her giggle, but really I love all baby and toddler giggles.  I used to (and sometimes still do) the most ridiculous things to try and get my daughter to laugh.  Now that