Thursday, September 30, 2010

You Capture: Togetherness

Will and I at the grounds of The Henry Ford Estate.

Will and his Dad at Greenfield Village.

I treasure our family outings and the above photos are from a day we spent out for lunch at The Henry Ford Estate and a afternoon at Greenfield Village. What did you capture?


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Naps are heavenly

I don't know about you but I think naps are just a little slice of heaven. When is the last time you took a nap? I took one yesterday.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops Review

Yummy Earth organic lollipops are just that yummy and a new favorite in our household. What I love about Yummy Earth is that they do not have chemical colors, artificial flavors, corn syrup or anything that the creators wouldn't cook with in their own home. They proudly handcraft 21 delicious flavors with real fruit extracts and are just as proud of what is in YummyEarth as what is not; in fact, they even use organic black carrots and organic pumpkin for fabulous color! Everything YummyEarth makes is USDA and EU certified organic, gluten-free, peanut-free and tree nut-free, and has no type of corn syrup, just fabulous award winning taste! YummyEarth organic lollipops and drops are kosher parve as well. YummyEarth was even recognized by Harvard Medical School for our organic mission. The suckers I sampled are available int he following flavors:

Pomegranate Pucker
Too Berry Blueberry
Mango Tango
Strawberry Smash
Googly Grape
Very Very Cherry
Sour Apple Tart
Wet Face Watermelon

My personal favorite is Too Berry Blueberry and my kiddos is Wet Face Watermelon, but all flavors are delicious.

You can find Yummy Earth suckers at the following stores:

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Whole Foods, Shop Rite, Publix, Meijer, LeGourmet Chef, Stop & Shop, buybuyBaby, Marriott hotels, Earth Fare, HEB, Disney World, Wegmans,, Harry and David, Smoothie King, Sprouts, Borders Books, health food stores, and supermarkets.

We found the Yummy Earth suckers simply delicious and I think you will too.

Disclosure I received a complimentary bag of Yummy Earth suckers to sample.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Yikes 20 years....

We had a busy weekend with Soccer in full swing, a trip to our local museum and I went to my 20 year class reunion. I can't believe it has been 20 years but I am so glad I went it was so fun. Tell me what have you been up to?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We have some winners!

The winner of the Sparkling Juicy Juice giveaway is Linda29

The winner of the Nestle gift pack is Deb.

Congratulations to both! If you haven't already please enter for a chance to win a hand stamped necklace from my current giveaway, just click on the picture below!

You Capture: Flowers

I think I would be pretty content if this was my garden but it isn't. These flowers are from the Cotswold Cottage at Greenfield Village. Aren't they beautiful?

What did you C-A-P-T-U-R-E?


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Say Cheese!

I was snapping some pictures and Will grabbed his camera and snapped a few of his own pictures. He was especially excited that he got a picture of the trash truck driving by. Happy Wednesday friends!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Giveaway: Kristen's Custom Creations Hand Stamped Custom Mommy Jewelry And More

I am so excited to offer a GIVEAWAY, share some new pieces and best sellers with you and also share a special discount! {look for it at the bottom} and don't forget the GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Double Stacked A lot of Love necklace is a customer favorite. This piece is perfect to display several children's names or as a family piece where you can include Mom and Dad's names too. Available for $48.90 To view the entire Double Stacked collection visit HERE.

The Grande Fancy Script Initial necklace is NEW and offers simple elegance. This piece would be the perfect gift for a friend, teacher, bridesmaid or young woman and can be worn daily. You can also add additional discs if you would like. I wear a initial for myself, my husband and my son. This piece is available as shown for $26.90. You can view the entire initial collection HERE.

The I Love You More in lowercase fancy font is also a customer favorite. This piece is a simple piece that can show a loved one how much they are truly loved. Available for $38.90. You can view the entire I Love You More collection HERE.

And for some Halloween fun or all year if you like the Bad Witch, Wicked, and Good Witch necklaces. I think these could also serve as mood necklaces! Available individually for $36.90 each.

Special offer:

As a special offer please enjoy 15% off your entire order, please just enter SEPT15 in the note to seller section at checkout and you will receive a credit via pay pal after purchase. This offer expires September 30 at 11:59 PM! Happy Shopping!

Giveaway: One lucky reader will be randomly selected to win one of the above necklaces!

To enter:

Leave a comment and tell me which of the above is your favorite necklaces.

Extra entries: {Leave a separate comment for each extra entry}

Become a Facebook fan (two extra entries)

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This contest will run until Wednesday September 30th at 11:59 pm. Once the winner is selected you will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cat or Dog person?

We now are both we just rescued this cute little kitty and we are loving him and I think he thinks we are ok too.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You Capture: Red

My little guy Will at his first day at preschool. If you knew him well you would know that red is his favorite color.

My favorite red flats, I am a sucker for ruffles!

I am not sure why but my normally blue endless summer hydrangeas turned a redish burgundy this year. This is the first time they have done that. Aren't they beautiful?

What did you capture this week?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Socks with sandals should be prohibited...

I am just speechless about the socks and sandal look, but Will likes to pick out his outfits and this is what he put together when we went Back-To-School shopping at the mall. I have always found socks with sandals to be a really bad look, if he lands in the Glamour Don't of the day it isn't my fault he is strong willed and I am trying to allow some independence.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to make a Magnetic Chalkboard for your refrigerator

I have wanted to turn our fridge into a chalkboard for a while but didn't want to permanently change it nor did I want to spend hundreds of dollars so I created a magnetic chalkboard and you can too.


Magnetic sheeting that you can find at Dick Blick by the foot, I ordered 3 feet for our fridge, so just measure where you would like yours to fit.

Chalkboard Paint from our local hardware.

Paint roller and pan



First spread out some newspaper and roll out your magnetic sheeting.

Follow the instructions on your paint can. I applied two coats and allowed it to dry for 4 hours in between coats.

Once your chalkboard is completely covered with paint allow it to cure and dry for 3 days. Next stick your magnetic chalkboard to your fridge. Before you use your chalkboard condition it by using the broad side of a piece of chalk and completely cover and then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Finally have some fun and get creative.

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Get Your Craft On Tuesday

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nestle Sparkling Juicy Juice Review & Giveaway

Juicy Juice just introduced Sparkling Fruit Juice and since my son loves soda pop, the mere thought of fizzy juice is very appealing to me! { Shh don't tell him it is juice and NOT soda pop. } Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice is an all-natural, lightly carbonated drink that provides one serving of fruit. It’s lower in sugar when compared to regular Juicy Juice and tastes great! It is available in Sparkling Apple, Sparkling Berry and Sparkling Orange. I personally liked the Sparkling Berry best but my son liked the Sparkling Orange the best. All three flavors are very tasty and seem like a special treat when drinking. I love that I can offer my son a healthy alternative to soda pop, and feel good about it containing 70% juice and 30% water.
Win it:

Would you like to win your very own sample pack of Sparkling Juice? Your sample pack will include three four-packs, one of each of the three new flavors, Sparkling Apple, Sparkling Berry and Sparkling Orange.

To enter:

Leave a comment and let me know which flavor you would most like to try.

Extra Entries: {Leave separate comment for each extra entry}

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Contest will close on Monday September 20th at 11:59 pm. Once the winner is announced and notified you will have 48 hours to claim your prize otherwise a new winner will be chose. Disclosure: I receive the same sample pack as a part of my product review.

Friday, September 10, 2010

First JOB...

Aside from babysitting my very first J-O-B was a Santa's helper at Jacobson's, sadly it is no longer around in our area.

What was your first job?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You Capture: Signs

Just a few signs from some of our adventures. I especially love chalkboard signs. I love the simplicity and that you have the option to change them up! What did you capture this week?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nestle Back To School Giveaway Includes $25 Gift Certificate to Walmart!

I can hardly believe summer is just about over and it is Back-To-School time already.So now is the perfect time for a Back-To-School giveaway! I am pleased to be partnering once again with Nestle for a Back To School Giveaway packed with so many goodies! Before I share the details of the giveaway I wanted to discuss Nestles partnership with Reading is Fundamental. Nestle is a proud partner of RIF, NESTLÉ Family will send me $50 worth of books to donate to a RIF school of my choice and I will hand deliver these books.

RIF is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. All RIF programs combine three essential elements to foster children's literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.

Through this partnership, NESTLÉ has distributed millions of books to elementary school children across the country that are associated with the NESTLÉ Adopt-A-School program. And the books donated are designed to not only encourage literacy, but are specifically focused on teaching kids about the importance of nutrition, health and wellness.

Nestle Giveaway Pack:

One lucky reader will win:

  • A $25 gift card to Walmart to help with school supplies.
  • A NESQUIK® lunch box.
  • Product from RAISINETS®
  • And a mix of free coupons from NESTLÉ® Pure Life, OVALTINE®, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, TOLL HOUSE Morsels, NESQUIK, COFFEE-MATE®, DRUMSTICKS® and CARNATION® BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS.

To enter:

Leave a comment and tell me what school supplies you still need or tell me your favorite NESTLE product.

Extra entries: (please leave a comment for each extra entry)

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Tweet about this contest (one extra entry) can be done daily

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Contest will close on September 21st at 11:59pm. Contest open to US Residents only. Once the winner is announced you will have 48 hrs to claim your prize otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Please ensure that you leave a way to be contacted.

Please also visit Nestle Family for a additional larger giveaway.