Sunday, January 25, 2015

Couponing

I have taken up couponing again. I had done it in the past and just recently started again. I've been at it for a few months and have a huge stockpile of toilet paper, Tide, Bounce, shampoo, conditioner & men's deodorant.

I've been trying to find some great deals. I usually only shop at Giant Eagle since coupons up to .99cents double. We have saved hundreds already! Anyone else have a stockpile?



Friday, January 23, 2015

Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Giveaway

We received the best pencil sharpener ever from Classroom Friendly Supplies and couldn't be happier with the outcome when sharpening pencils. You can read the full review here


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The Best Pencil Sharpener ever from Classroom Friendly Supplies



This year alone we have went through two pencil sharpeners, yes just in 23 days! Hailee is always looking for a sharpened pencil to do her homework. They are always getting lead stuck in them and ruining pencils. She has homework everyday so we go through pencils like crazy, once the lead is not sharpened we move on to the next pencil. We long longer have that problem, she can use her pencil and sharpen when the lead goes down.

We received the best pencil sharpener ever from  Classroom Friendly Supplies and couldn't be happier with the outcome when sharpening pencils.



It is very easy to use, just simply slide out the silver piece, squeeze the black pieces together and insert your pencil. Turn the crank and when it feels like it is not sharpening stop. The result is the perfect sharpened pencil every time! A bonus is it is quiet. No disturbing so its perfect for any classroom or home!



I think we have sharpened every pencil in the house. No more worries when its homework time or she wants to just draw or write her stories. This is a wonderful sharpener and it is attached right to her desk for her to sharpen her little heart out! The little tray slides out to empty with no messes.

I think she is one happy girl! 


The sharpeners come in Midnight Black, Firehouse Red, Cool Blue, Precious Pink , & Groovy Green!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

New hobby

We have become quite the fish tank addicts we are up to 6 tanks right now. I know it sounds crazy but we love it. Even Braxton at 2 has his own tank and is quite the fish man. He is a pro at everything maintenance wise.

Here are some of our fish & axolotls.


Lots of eggs Mom is guarding



 Hailee's Molly had babies yesterday!!




Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters The Desperate Diva Diaries Book Reveiw

 Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters
by Angie Spady

Meet, Catie Conrad - a typical, tween, Christian girl with, oh, the weight of the world on her shoulders. And if it isn’t bad enough that no one seems to understand the social pressures of being the greatest at everything, donning the latest fashions, and carrying the trendiest technology, Catie’s dad is about to uproot her and her family to an Indian reservation during spring break for his job. Throw in a school dance, a major art contest, and an arch nemesis known only as Miranda Maroni and there’s bound to be an epic meltdown of biblical proportions. Or, maybe not…
Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters is the first installment of  The Desperate Diva Diaries. The book is for girls ages 8-12. 

The book is set up like Catie is writing in a notebook that is used as a diary. Its a great alternative to the "Dork Diaries" series out. The book is full of doodles & fun. 

Every entry is a cute story with a plan on how to deal with it. Catie writes about her best friend, her brother, her crush and many things young girls deal with.

The illustrations are fun & cute.

This is a great book for young readers with a spiritual message!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bunny's First Spring By Sally Lloyd-Jones


Bunny's First Spring

By Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrated by David McPhail 
Published by Thomas Nelson

Bestselling author, Sally Lloyd-Jones (The Jesus Storybook Bible) paired with award-winning artist David McPhail offers a fresh, new perspective on the Easter Story and rebirth with a new picture book.
When a bunny is born in spring, the world is green and new and full of hope. But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying. In bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, children will be transfixed by one bunny’s discovery of life, death, and nature’s miraculous transformation.
Award-winning artist David McPhail’s classic and inviting illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us while Lloyd-Jones’ inspirational text weaves a hope-filled story perfect for the Easter season.
Even though its hard to tell by the snow Spring will be here before we know it. In Spring comes Easter and I cant wait for it to get here.

This is a great story for kids ages 3 and up. It teaches about rebirth, bunny is concerned when the seasons change and things start changing and thinks the Earth is dying. He learns about life & death. Bunny celebrates his birthday in the Spring.

My 8 yr old read this book for her reading log for school. By the cover she thought it was  baby book but once she started reading it she really liked it.

When I chose this book I also thought it was a baby book. This book would make a great gift for your child for Easter! It a great book to add to our growing library.


The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cheerleading Competition Yesterday



Nightmares & Lack of Sleep in a 2 yr old?

My baby boy has always been a great sleeper, usually took naps well and was in bed at the same time every night. He went to bed on his own, his bed is in my room be he never needed help getting to sleep.

A few weeks ago before Christmas he got sick, he was miserable high fever, etc. He woke up in a panic and started screaming and searching the room for us. Every night since then he has cried and been afraid to sleep. Once he is asleep he usually wakes up once during the night scared and screaming & shaking. Sometimes it takes alot to calm him down. 

The past 4 nights he has done great he hasn't needed us to get him to sleep. He has been sleeping in his bed alone until last night. He woke up terrified and shrieking. I don't want to get into the habit of his sleeping in my bed until he falls asleep so I try everything to get him in his bed and calmed down. He eventually fell asleep between our beds on the floor as close as he could be to my bed. Once he feel back asleep he was fine.

He just turned 2 on Saturday. I'm not what is going through his little head and I feel so bad for him.

Has anyone else even had a similar problem?