Friday, December 11, 2009

Hellmanns Real Holiday Giveaway Winner

The Hellmanns Real Holiday Giveaway winner is MOMFOREVERANDEVER!

Thanks to everyone who participated by commenting, blogging, following me, and even tweeting about this giveaway. I hope you all truly found their site useful. I know I liked it and will be putting it to good use for the holidays. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Please keep checking back here for some more great giveaways!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Little Brute

Yes, she sure is cute beyond belief but she is a handful and a half. Don't be fooled by the picture. Look away and do not make eye contact. She is rough, tumble, sugar and spice all roll up into one big package. She makes me laugh and pull my hair out all the time. One thing I noticed lately is that she really needs a lesson in how to play nice with other kids. She is not so much for sharing her toys. She pulls them away and makes the little kid "that's mine" grunt. Now, I know she gets it from her older sister who is always trying to steal the toy she is currently playing with. What I do not know is how I am going to begin to change the behavior. I want her to play nice and not be the mean bully kid. I know it will come with time and we will just need to work harder at it. The doctor said since she is the second child she will act out more and boy was he right. All we need to do is try to harness her inner hugger and all will be right with the world.

Anyone else have this same issue? Is so, how did you deal with it?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Custom Photo Italian Charm Giveaway

I am expanding my current inventory over at Giliena's and adding custom photo jewelry items. I decided to host a giveaway over there for my newest custom photo item. So, if you are interested in a beautiful custom photo italian charm bracelet just head over to and enter.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Disney on Ice - Worlds of Fantasy

In my honest opinion, I think this was the best show so far. The show starts with Mickey and Minnie. Their car breaks down and they are in search of a tow truck. Who better to help with this situation than Mater. Mater comes out followed by Sally, Ramone, Flo and eventually Lightning McQueen. It was so awesome to see the actual cars driving around on the ice. My daughter is a HUGE Cars fan and when Lightning McQueen hit the ice she screamed his name so loud you would have thought some teen heart throb had just arrived. I watched her as she watched the show and there was no doubt she was soaking it all in and loving every minute.

The next part of the show consisted of the Little Mermaid and The Lion King. The skating was fantastic. The costumes were beautiful. The special effects were fantastic and left nothing to be desired. The Little Mermaid undersea adventure was nothing short of enchanting. The Lion King Circle of Life was amazing and left you on the edge of your seat. The last part of the show was Tinkerbell and the faeries of Pixie Hollow. The show was magical and everything you could hope for from Tinkerbell and her friends. My daughter and I are huge Tinkerbell fans so for me this was my favorite part. At one point she turned to me and said, "Mommy I have never seen a real faerie before". I loved every minute of it and it made for an awesome finale. I was so impressed at how the stage transformed to spring at the end of the show. All of my favorite Disney moments did come to life on the ice last night. It really left me wanting to see the show again.

If you are located in the Denver area you should take advantage of this awesome deal.

Purchase a 4‐pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows or receive $4 off weekend tickets by entering the coupon code: MOM**

There is also a special Princess pre-show event available to all ticket holders. Arrive up to one hour early to tour the display of gorgeous gowns and meet a real princess!

Here is the schedule for those that may be interested:

Pepsi Center

(Purchase Tickets from

Dec. 4th: 7:30pm
Dec. 5th: 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30am Dec. 6th: 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

The Denver Coliseum

(Purchase Tickets from

Dec. 11th: 11:00am, 7:30pm
Dec. 12th: 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
Dec. 13th: 1:30pm, 5:30pm

**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday‐Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code “MOM” in the promotion code box on ticketmaster or tickethorse respectively. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional Tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Rinkside or VIP seating. Note: Denver Coliseum Box Office opens on Nov. 23rd. Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges and handling fees will apply.

Hellmanns Real Holiday Helpings - Giveaway

Let's just say, I am a huge Bobby Flay fan and my family is also a fan of Hellmanns. So, when I was contacted by MomSelect to review the new Hellmanns Real Holiday Helpings site I did not hesitate one bit. I browsed the site and found lots of cool features. I entered to win free groceries for a year, printed my coupon, and signed up for their facebook page. My absolute favorite part of the site though is the recipe section. I watched Bobby's recipe videos and my mouth watered the entire time. My favorite is the Turkey Cuban sandwich. We have sandwich night at least once a week and are always looking for new recipes. We will be making this one sooner rather than later and I cannot wait to give it a try. I also cannot wait to try the twice baked potato and ham with our leftovers. There are so many great recipes you are sure to find several that make your mouth water.

So, MomSelect is giving me the opportunity to giveaway a $25 American Express gift card. This is sure to help with all the upcoming holiday shopping that needs to be done. I will be giving away one of these to one lucky winner. To enter all you have to do is head on over to Hellmanns Real Holiday Helpings and take a look around. Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite part is and how you think this site will help during the holidays.

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This giveaway ends on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm MST. I will choose the winner using The winner will be notified via email and will have three (3) days to claim their prize. If I am unable to email you I will have to choose another winner. If your prize is not claimed within three (3) days I will have to choose another winner.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OMG! Is that my kid??

That kid. You know the one. The one screaming at the top of her lungs. The one in the middle of a full on fit. This is only the second time this has happened to me and I have to say all I wanted to do was curl up and hide. I could not believe it. I had no idea how to get it to stop. I was certain others were thinking I was beating her and soon I would be carted off for being the worst mother ever. All I could do was hold my ground and not give in.

It was the night before Thanksgiving and we were in the middle of a long drive to our final destination. We always stop in this particular town in order to use the restrooms. It was late this time so there was only one place still open. My daughter is deathly afraid of the automatic flush toilets since one flushed on her at Walmart while she was sitting on it. I knew this one had one but I immediately tried anything and everything to diffuse the situation in advance. My efforts had failed. The moment we got into the stall and she noticed there was no "handle" it was on. The screaming began. These were screams I was certain everyone within a 5 mile radius could hear. I tried to reason and assure her that I would hold her and nothing would happen. She was not buying it and was determined not to go. I just figured we would be camping there for a while because the only other places I knew would be open also had the automatic flushing. I knew if I left without her going we were certain to have an accident. Needless to say, after much screaming and crying I was finally able to get her to go. It was not easy and I wish I could say the problem was now solved. The insane part was how once she finally went everything changed. She went from being a crazy screaming kid to one laughing and filled with pride that she went. When we finally left the bathroom I made sure she let everyone in the store know she was okay. I was horrified and completely embarassed but there was that part of me that wanted to be redeemed. I know this is not the last incident I will have like this. I just hope with time and patience we can overcome this fear. For now we will always be in search of the "handle".
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