blogversations & change

Not only was my vacation good for my tan, but I think it was also good for my soul. Weird how Vegas can do that to a person.
I read a book. An entire book, and I completely loved it. 
I was away from the computer. For three entire days I didn’t do a thing but print directions on how to get from Vegas to home. And I loved it. 
I thought of my kids and my husband and my impending move, and I realized in being away from them, just how much I loved them.
I don’t really know what’s going to change, I just know there will be changes.
There is one thing though, that I do know about. And that is that this is the very last “official” Blogversations. It’s been fun. And I’ve been proud of those of you willing to step out of your comfort zone to show your face. 
One thing about writing and entertaining…is that I want to keep it fun and something I look forward to doing. Somehow, knowing I have to do it once a week or even every other week has taken a bit of the fun and spontenaitity out of it. For me anyhow.
I am not saying, in any way, that blogging has killed the video star (Isn’t that how the song goes???). I will still, at times, be making and sharing my dorky videos, it’s just that I won’t be linking up and there won’t be any warnings as to when it’s coming!!! 
I know, I’m crazy like that.
So anyway, I thought what better way to end Blogversations than to laugh? Ellen likes to dance. I like to laugh. And this video will make you do just that. Enjoy.
{Hear how my voice is all sexy and stuff???}
And by the way, Taylor had to change out of his shorts after this video. Laughing that hard makes the kid pee. Now, how funny is that???
Your turn…if you want:

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it’s blogversation time!

Okay, so I didn’t have much to give you guys this week. With all my social events this week, I’m just fresh out of witty and pretty.
So, today I give you Taylor and his best friend, Izabel:
Okay then, so now, enough about that.  Now it’s your turn.  Show me what ya got Mr. Linky style!
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blogversation topic

Here’s the deal for Saturday’s Blogversations. Find someone else, a friend, a husband, a kid….and ask them these questions on camera. Or, if you really want to join in but can’t get to a camera, go ahead and just post their answers, then link back here. But, next time, you had better have a camera.
See ya Saturday! (All 4 of you!) 😉
1.What is something I always says to you?
2. What makes me happy?
3. What makes me sad?
4. How does I make you laugh?
5. What was I like as a child?
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
11. What am I really good at?
12. What am I not very good at?
13. What do I do for my job?
14. What is my favorite food?
15. What makes you proud of me?
16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
17. What do we do together?
18. How are we the same?
19. How are we different?
20. How do you know I love you?
21. Where is my favorite place to go?
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care package giveaway winner

Hey guys!
Okay, so Taylor helped me pick a winner, and I couldn’t be happier with who he choose:
Thanks so much you guys for entering. Next week I’m hosting another one for an awesome Skin Care company, whose products I use and love.
Until then, back to blogging I go!
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care package giveaway

So, I know, I teased you all a little and said I was going to be doing another giveaway. And I am.
This time it truly is a gift from my own pocket just for you dear readers. And if you knew how much I despise going to the post office, this gift would mean even more to you.
So, it’s a care package. A care package with two items from the Origins skin care line, Victorias Secret lip gloss, Forever 21 jewelry, Nubar Nail Polish (review on this to come!), an adorable Mark headband and much much more. I say much much more because I still have a few things left to purchase, which I’ll announce as soon as I get them.
Again, this is just to say thanks for reading, commenting, and most of all for supporting me.
So, how do you enter?
One entry: You’re a follower.
Another entry: You have my button on your blog.
Another entry: You blog about my contest.
Yet another entry: You leave a comment telling me which is your favorite post of mine and why. And no cheating! It can’t be this one!!! 😉 Slackers.
And yet another entry: You participate in next Saturday’s Blogversations.
You must leave an individual comment for each entry.
Contest ends at 11:59 pm Saturday Feb 28th. I will choose the winner the following Monday via video.
Happy contesting!
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need a break from your child, husband, pets or housecleaning?

And now a word from our sponsors….
Thanks to Mom Fuse, I’ve been turned on to this awesome website, Care.com.
Care.com helps families like yours in communities all across the country find trustworthy caregivers — for child care (including care for children with special needs), senior care, pet care, tutoring, and housekeeping.
The awesome thing about this website is that with the Premium Membership, you are granted access to any providers resume and a background check! As we’ve been searching for a babysitter and a new housecleaner…(my Tiffany bracelet went missing after my last housecleaner was here!!!), that is definitely a high priority for me.
I have also really been appreciating the articles they have on there as well. With any search from Child Care to Elderly Care and everything in between, there are several article links that have a ton of helpful and useful information relevant to your search.
And if you don’t find what you’re looking for or want a quicker way, there’s even a section for you to post the type of help or care you are seeking.
Not looking for a provider but instead want to be one? Well now, there’s a whole section for you as well!
I mean, come on….we all need a break from someone or something in our life! Why not pay someone else to take care of it for a day (week, month, year….!
So, go check it out!
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it’s kind of like holy water

Many of you know, I’m a lover and a giver. Especially when it comes to Formula. And in making Chloe her drinkie drink, I try to mix the potent powder with only the best water I can find. I’ve recently been using the PUR Water filter, and have been blissfully happy with it.
Until Mom Fuse brought Zero water into my life.
Though it’s a bit more ($39.99 for the pitcher and one filter) than the cost of the Brita or the Pur (Each around $25), for me, for my Chloe, it’s definitely worth it.
Why am I so hooked?
Well first of all, it tastes so clean and so crisp and so…healthy. I think it’s as close to Holy Water that you can find. But, what really sold me was the TDS Meter (total dissolved solids) that came along with the purifier. This meter shows the amount of dissolved substances in parts per million in the water we drink.
Zero is completely pure. 500 is the maximum that FDA approves.
My husband and I set out to experiment. Tap water? 655! Ew!
Our Pur Water? 349…
Our Zero water? Um, zero. Ya, awesome.
Really, that was all I needed.
Now being the researcher I am, I have been online reading other reviews as well. Some absolutely love it, some are put off by the price, and then there are some that complain about a funky mildew odor after some extended time of use.
So far, I haven’t had any issues. Although in this economy, I know cost can definitely be an issue. And if you don’t mind solids in your water, then pay less and drink away.
But, if you want solid-less water, then this is definitely the filter to try. Have more questions, click here for the FAQ page. Want to know where to buy it? Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and Home Depot.
***Okay, so it’s been another month now, and now we get the whole funky mildew thing.  The filter seems to last only two or three weeks, and then something sour happens.  It’s yuk.  But, on the happy side…at least for those two or three weeks you get utterly pure water.  =)***
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contest winner!

Okay, so here’s my scatterbrained video picking the winner. As you can see, I get easily sidetracked!
Oh, and I never finished explaining my necklace. On one side I have the kids first initial and on the back side is their birthdays. So cute. I love.
And I love all of you. Thanks again for hanging out with me…and please, please don’t leave me.
I need you. All of you.
(***Okay, Chris and Don, you didn’t leave an email address, so click on contact me, so we can work this thing out. Hurry Hurry! You don’t want to lose out. You have 72 hours from this post, otherwise a new video with a new winner Sunday at 5pm**)
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my first giveaway

Are you ready for this? Are you???
Okay so here’s the deal, I am hosting a giveaway for some really awesome products that everyone will want to have. First let me tempt you with the “swag” and then I’ll lay down the rules.
See this photo/card holder?
It’s worth 20 bucks.
And this backpack?
Sells for $45.
Now look at this SnuglyMat:
It’s going rate is $55!!! (Baby not included!)
The winner of this contest will win, free of charge, one photo/card holder and the choice of either a customized Backpack or SnuglyMat. You get to pick which you want and choose any fabric you so desire to make it just the way you want!
Ready for the rules?
1. First of all you have to visit each website. Curly Wire & Little Brown Crane. Check out their stuff and come back here telling me which item you loved the best, one pick from each store. (Curly Wire is a small shop but worth checking out!!!)
2. Also, you have to be a follower of this blog. I’m hosting this giveway as a “Thank You” gift for being a reader. How can I thank you if you don’t show your lovely face??? 😉 Plus, it makes me feel special to know people are reading. Thank you gift for you, ego boost for me. We both win.
3. Lastly, if you post a blog sharing about this giveaway, and you come back to let me know, I will grant you THREE, count them, THREE additional entries.
I will pick a winner randomly out of a hat via video on Friday!!!
Have fun and good luck!!!
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the shallow side & a giveaway?

It’s been an emotional writing (reading???) week. And all throughout, I’ve had so many non-emotional things to share.
Reality TV (is there any other?):
Like, The Bachelor.
I like the Interior Designer. She is so cute and totally non-drama.
The girl who looks like Sandra Bullock? Um, no thanks. How does she not know that the words “Control Freak” are never good to share when trying to woo a man?
And crazy “I know your birthday” girl, she is funny in a freaky way.
My husband decided the show wasn’t good for me when after it ended I turned to him and said, “If you were on this show and had 20 girls besides me to choose from, do you think you would still pick me?”
And then The City.
I have an on again/off again relationship with Jay.
Adam, guilty. So totally guilty. Men like that suck, and my heart breaks for girls who wind up with them.
Real Housewives of the O.C.?
I think I have an ugly disgusted look on my face the entire hour I am watching the show. But, I just can’t seem to pull away. They are horribly mean and stuck up, and I feel bad for Leanne. And a little bit even for Gretchen. Jeana is just sad, sad, sad. Her life is a mess and she needs to get a backbone. As for Vickie and Tamra, they are simply evil and awful. Ick, ick. Thinking of them just made me throw up a little in mouth.
Reviews:
I’m trying out some new skin care/hair care products. Once I decide I like them, I’ll be sure to give my reviews.
Giveway:
Okay, now I wasn’t sure I would ever do this, because I wanted to keep my blog simply for writing, but I wanted to find a way to say thanks to all of my readers. So, if you’re a follower stay tuned. And if you’re not, you should click the follow this blog icon, because next week I’ll do my first (and maybe only) giveaway especially for those followers of mine.
Dog Stuff:
I also have to share that I had a couple bonding moments with Bradley. My needy dog. I think I semi like him now. And he’s definitely not up for the giveaway anymore. The first awesome thing he did was protect my baby from someone he thought was trying to take her. Now, that person was me, and I was just trying to get her out of the carseat…but he didn’t know that at first. He caught me out of the corner of his eye and he immediately growled and came running. He stopped when he realized it was me. I almost cried. It was a moment.
Then this morning Taylor called me out to the backyard to see something cool. That something cool had flies swarming it and a long icky tail. I’m assuming at one point it was a rat. And I am almost sure our Bradley killed it. I am so proud.
He is the king of the world, and he just earned his keep in our house. Anyway, I figure his neediness will be worth something when my kids are grown and gone and I have empty nest syndrome. Because, lucky me, choose to adopt a breed that outlives his owners.
Okay, so my sister Malia is coming this weekend so I’m taking a writing break. But, I will be back on Sunday with the details of the giveaway. Remember it’s a thank you gift for being a follower, so make sure you are. 😉
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