Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just when everything was going good...

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.Today was not a good day from the start. It was thundering and raining. It even flooded. As I woke up this morning listening to the thundering little did i know that was not the worst of it. My son's school was not cancelled but yet test (TAKS) were postponed. I had to go to work and the roads were ugly. I did not mention I have an old Honda that sits on the floor. So I had to drive my fiance's Impala that only sits up a couple of inches from sitting on the floor too, plus i hate driving his car. He has tint and I feel as i can't see, and the body style on that car is huge. Yes, I am venting. Bare with me. I had a call today from something from my past. Wow, yes it turned my day upside down. At one point I even thought my engagement was over. You know when you try to handle something but then it gets to hard for you to handle. Well think about it like that times ten and then well I had not told my fiance. It was not a secret. It was just my problem not his. As my name says it I am very Independent. I don't like asking for help, much less being dependent on someone else. I have never had anyone to lean on being a single parent for 10 years. The more and more i tried to handle this situation that has escalated over the years, the more it got worse. I tried going about things as normal as possible at work. I could not. By 4 pm today all H-E-L-L had broke loose. My fiance was no longer taking my calls. My friend and I have nothing to say to each other. I am devasted. The school called and said there will not be any afterschool care all kids must be picked. And it is still raining outside with a threat of flooding all over again. I broke down. I cried. I remembered where I was at, finished my work, and went home. I can't control everything everyday. I can only do so much. I have lost control and now what's done is done. I picked up my son. I went home. I waited for my fiance to call or come home. He came home. We went for a walk and I realize once again why i am marrying this guy. He is my rock. The rain has now stopped at least over in my neighborhood. I realized it is ok to be a little dependent because that doesn't make me weak, or whatever I was thinking. I, independentmami, needs to be dependent just a little of her new papi. We are going to be partners and that is what partners are, and do. So as this long day is coming to an end shortly I sit here next to my papi knowing everything is better than good. The wedding is still on!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

March for Babies-Houston, TX 04/26/09

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.So today we did the March for Babies. Who, Three blogger moms and their kids. Elsa @creativemom with her daughter, Anahi, Sarah @onthegomommy, mother and daughter, Celi, and myself-Alba @independentmami, my little brother, Christian, and my son, Matt. We walked for 5 miles and yes we were tired. The kids had to take breaks and of course the shoes laces would not stayed tied long enough for us to move along with the crowd. Today many families walked together. It was a beautiful day to raise awareness to the people driving by. We walked around the streets and down a bayou, and back down to the University of Houston. Personally I walked to make a difference, to raise awareness, and to teach my son we can all make a difference. It was a great day and we had a blast. This year was our first year doing the March of Dimes-March for babies but it won't be our last. Check out moments from our day. And below is more information.




It's America's favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the families of babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.

March for Babies takes place in more than 900 communities across the country. You'll be joining
1 million people walking with their families or co-workers. Expect to run into some old friends and make new ones — and keep your eyes open for our celebrity walkers!

Family Teams are made up of friends and families walking together to celebrate or honor a baby in their lives. And many of our family teams walk in memory of a baby who didn't survive. These special teams remind everyone of the importance of our mission to help all babies be born healthy.

The March of Dimes uses your money wisely: 77% of every dollar supports research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And your funds are used to bring comfort and information to families whose baby was born too soon, or sick.

Giveaways....

Mom's Most Wanted

"We Want it all giveaways"
Luna Baby Products giveaway 5/4
The Hip Hostess giveaway 5/11
Swami Baby Giveaway 5/12
Photofiddle Giveaway!!! 5/12
We take the cake Giveaway 5/14
Rockin' Baby sling Giveaway 5/15
Step2 Playhouse giveaway 5/16
Clever Mom Me Giveaway 5/18
Books by Tara 5/19
Alba giveaway 5/20
Piggy Paint giveaway 5/22

Mama's Money Savers

Bright Starts Pretty Pink Bounce A Bout (Ends 5/4) - US only
479 Popcorn Set (Ends 5/5) - US only
Betty Crocker Mixer Basket (Ends 5/7) - US only
Florastor Kids (Ends 5/8) - US only
The Body Shop Products Set-$100 value!(Ends 5/11) US only
Sinupret for Kids - 5 WINNERS! (Ends 5/13) US only
I See Me Personalized Product Kit (Ends 5/15) US only

Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a madras print tote and Almond Pie Rich Soufflé Lotion! Visit MommyDaddyBlog.com to enter this sweet giveaway!

Savin Some
My Punchbowl giveaway



As They Grow Up
Creative Vado Review & Giveaway 5/14 Creative Vado

Mommy Mandy

2009 Mother's Day Gift Guide- WIN HERE! - WIN TONS OF PRIZES ENDS: April 27th
GelPro Kitchen Floor Mats Giveaway - ENDS: April 27tth
Snapfish “you color my day” photo books Giveaway ENDS: April 27th
Mother's Day - Portia Pocket Shopper in Teak from Elliot Lucca Giveaway ENDS April 27th
Vicks VapoRub Comfort Care giveaway ENDS April 28th
Pet Head and Giveaway ENDS April 28th
My Gym and My Gym at Home Giveaway ENDS April 29th
Subway's We Can! program & Giveaway! ENDS: April 30th
Oral-b Stages for kids & Giveaway ENDS: April 30th
Bon Bon Cupcakes Giveaway ENDS: April 30th

Life Starring Ellie and Eve

* Hoover SpinScrub FloorMate(4/28)
* Kidz Gear Headphones(4/29)
* Shidonni PRO Three Month Subscription(4/30)
* ExpecTees Maternity Shirty(5/1)
* Personlized Notecards(5/2)
* MagnaKase Toy(5/3)DAILY
* Earth Day Giveaway Package 5/4

A Psych Mommy

Organic Layette Set from Pure and Little (5/1)
Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set (5/1)
Skoy Cloths--2 winners (5/7)
4 Happy Heinys Cloth Diapers (5/7)
Frecklebox personalized item of choice (5/8)
That's Caring Fresh Start gift basket 5/8
Monster Fluff Studio Diaper Cover (5/9)

STL Mommy

Target $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway 5/1
Scandals Day Spa and Salon Giveaway 5/7
Marriott Rewards Insiders Giveaway 5/8
Frecklebox Review and Giveaway 5/10
Betty Crocker, The Mixer Giveaway 5/12
Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues & Visa Giveaway 5/15
Arbonne Giveaway 5/17

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today is Earth day, and April is Earth month. But we live in Earth everyday so everyday we can do things to help out our planet. Here are a few tips of things I do.

For those of us who go to work, bring your own mug or cup to work. I keep a coffee mug and my Brita Nalgene bottle in a drawer at work. I also have my own plastic plate, spoon, fork, and knife at work. So i dont need to pick up some every time I grab lunch. If i bring lunch to work i bring it in reusable container that i wash after Im done and take back home. And I have encourage my co-workers to do the same.

I recycle cans. Like in school, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Green Your Decor

http://www.greenyourdecor.com/

April is Earth Month. What are you doing to save mother Earth? Check out Green your Decor for great ideas and great giveaways!

Join me-March for Babies

Monday, April 20, 2009

Giveaways April 20-24

Eco-Spotlight: Green Toys (and giveaway!)
http://www.apsychmommy.com/2009/04/eco-spotlight-green-toys-and-giveaway.html
http://greentoys.com/index.html

"Rubik's World Wii Game Review and Giveaway"
http://organizewithsandyreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/rubiks-world-wii-game-review-and.html

My Kids Were Born 2 Impress!Giveaway
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com

Bride Wars/Paper Shouts ~ 5/8
Cupcakes Gourmet ~ 5/11
http://erinstar.blogspot.com/2009/04/paper-shouts-bride-wars-giveaway.html

Earth Day Giveaway - Win Bissel, Brita & Cold Water Tide
http://www.skimbacolifestyle.com

Friday, April 17, 2009

Taste of Home Offer

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I am enjoying my issue of Taste of Home magazine. It is a great magazine for any cook out there. Do you enjoy cooking for your family. I do. I would like to share the magazine with all of you moms out there. SheSpeaks would like you to be able to experience Taste of Home with other mothers. What a great gift idea for Mother's Day! As a member of this program, I have been offered a special discounted rate so you can give your mom her own subscription to Taste of Home. Simply, click here to take advantage of this special gift offer to give your mom an entire year of Taste of Home for just $10. If you have other friends and family who love to cook, you can pass along a special offer for one FREE issue of Taste of Home. If they like the magazine, they can also subscribe for a full year for just $10. Click here to redeem this special offer, or forward this email to a friend.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/

Mothers Day Gift offer:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/rd.asp?id=18859

Pass-along offer:
www.tasteofhome.com/rd.asp


Thanks to:
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hannah Montana The Movie

Disney's Hannah Montana The Movie just hit theaters on April 10. My nieces were able to test out the new Hannah Montana gear now in stores. They sing, dance, and play with everything everyday. My girls loved it all and so will yours. My girls range in ages from 6 to 10. They take turns being Hannah with the mic, while the other plays the guitar. The fun did not stop there. These toys were the perfect hit for these girls. They loved it all. Check out what they played with.

The new Hannah Montana: The Movie doll and horse accessory pack. The Hannah Montana doll comes with fashions inspired directly from the movie and with a replica of the character's beautiful gray horse. Ages 6+, Suggested Retail Price $29.99
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The all-new Hannah Montana Rockin' Lights Electric Guitar will dazzle fans just like Hannah Montana in her new movie! Movie stars, get ready to rock the show with 3 of Hannah Montana's hottest hits! The guita plays "The Best of Both Worlds", "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home' and "Rockstar". Press the star buttons for rockin' sounds and effects, and watch lights pulse along to the music beats. Glam up your Hannah Montana Rockin' Lights Electric Guitar with the included stickers and interchangeable faceplates. Ages 6+, Suggested Retail Price $29.99
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The Hannah Montana Rockin' Concert Microphone is a true showstopper! Press the button to hear and sing along with two of Hannah Montana's hit songs or record and play back your own voice! The microphone plays "The BEst of Both Worlds" and "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home." Now you can belt out hits from Disney's Hannah Montana The Movie with your own mic! Ages 6+, Suggested Retail Price $29.99
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This fall just in time for Halloween every little girl will want the Hannah Montana Movie Dress, Hannah Montana Dream Dress, and/or Hannah Montana Polka Dot Dress.

And on your daughter's wish list this Christmas, the Hannah Montana Classic Holiday Doll.

Thanks JAKKS Pacific!

The Fragrance Collection by Glade Soy Candles

April is Earth month. What are you doing to save our planet?

I would like to introduce you to the new soy candles I just received. I really like the way these candles smell. My favorite is the Orange Vanilla. It smells like a fruit popsicle or yogurt parfait.

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Earthly Awakening 93% natural

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McIntosh Apple 92.4% natural

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Orange Vanilla 94.2 natural

Each candle contains over 90% natural ingredients, includling palm wax and soy. The candles have a lead-free wick and no metal; fragrance are infused with essential oils.


S C Johnson product.

Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey

We went to opening nite of Disney on Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey. This is the first time for all of us. Let me start by saying, "We LOVED it!" The show was great. It was so entertaining for both the kids and us, the adults. My two boys, ages 2 and 10, were both engaged on the show the entire time. The music was wonderful. The show was interactive as well. We were dancing, singing and clapping the entire show. Our experience was the best. I felt as if we were right there in the book or movie. My favorite had to be Lion King. But you make up your mind on you favorite. Join the fun and adventure too.

Get 4 tickets for $44 by entering "MOM" at www.ticketmaster.com now thru Sunday, April 19, 2009.



Here is a little about the show:
Make imagination your destination! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. Discover Ariel and Sebastian's enchanting undersea kingdom; visiting the Pride Lands with Simba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say "aloha" to fun with Lilo & Stitch. You'll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you'll never want to go home.

Thanks to Mom Central and the Feld team.
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Win an eco-friendly washer and dryer from Electrolux

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa have teamed up to raise funds and awareness for Global Green USA to help support their healthy green schools initiatives across America.
As part of its Earth Day campaign, Electrolux is making a $1 donation to Global Green USA (with a minimum of $20,000 and maximum of $25,000) when you plant a flower in our virtual flower garden.
Click here to learn how you can support Global Green USA.


Virtual Garden
See all the flowers planted to help support Global Green USA's green schools initiatives. Electrolux will donate $1 to Global Green USA for every flower planted in our virtual flower garden. Just choose the flower, the color, add a special touch if you choose and send it to a friend with a personal note. Once you send it, your flower is planted in our virtual flower garden for all to see!

http://www.kelly-confidential.com/index.html

YMCA Healthy Kids DAy-April 18th

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Celebrate Making Fitness Fun
Join us for YMCA Healthy Kids Day, held at your local YMCA on Saturday, April 18. The community-based events at YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebrate making fitness fun, and introduces kids to an array of YMCA programs that teach healthy behaviors and healthy ways to play—an essential lesson in learning how to take care of themselves throughout their lifetimes.

By celebrating health and wellness of young people through a variety of fun, physical activities, YMCA Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and families nationwide to stay active, connected and healthy. Activities at participating YMCAs will vary and may include games, sports, health screenings and more!

Learn about all of the fun programs for your family this summer and sign up for great programs, such as YMCA Day Camp and Resident Camp. Looking for something a little different? We also have Specialty Camps, Sports Camps and Teen Camps as well as Youth Sports programs. Want to stay cool this summer? Check out our family pools and splash parks or sign your kids up for swim lessons. The YMCA offers affordable family fun all summer long.
Don't wait to register! Check out your local YMCA's Spring/Summer Program Guide for more information and visit us at YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 18.

And, if you join as a facility member this one day, you can join and pay NO joining fee!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is sponsored in part by Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Children's Pediatric Associates, Southwest Airlines, Comcast and Radio Disney







National Mom's Nite Out

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Everywhere, USA
National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood. Intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually, National Mom’s Nite Out will unite over 150 social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off.

http://www.momsniteout.com/

National Mom's Nite Out: the Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood

Friday, April 10, 2009

Check out these giveaways.....

Current Giveaways & End Dates


http://fullnestreviews.blogspot.com/2009/
miriyaLOK Everything Diaper Bag, 4/13
$25 Office Max Gift Card, 4/20
eebee's adventures (3-DVD set), ends 4/20
Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons (for the Wii), ends 4/20
CD: The Birth of Cornelius, by Corneille, ends 4/20
Belgian Gourmet Chocolate Oreos, ends 4/20


http://mommosttraveled.com/

MomMomsTraveled.com is a family travel blog with great giveaways and product reviews!

* Leather bib from Mally Bibs(ends 4/10)
* Ayate Cloth (2 winners, ends 4/14)
* A Frog Named Sam CD (ends 4/16)
* Xeko Pals Lemur plush (ends 4/22)

http://www.themombuzz.com/


Panasonic Inverter Microwave
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/learn/Home-Appliances/Microwave-Ovens/whats-hot-inverter-technology.jsp
Hana Professioal Flat Iron
http://www.misikko.com/
EcoStore USA Bath Products
http://www.ecostoreusa.com/
We Love Color: Tights for Mom and Daughter
http://www.welovecolors.com/Default.aspx
Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover
http://shop.bebeaulait.com/
Tie Buddies
http://www.tiebuddies.com/
Chicken Joe Book & CD
http://www.troutmusic.com/default.htm
Skyoozeme Burp Cloth
http://www.skyoozmee.com/
Kissaluvs Cloth Diapers and Wipes
http://www.kissaluvs.com/

http://momfuse.com/category/contestgiveaways/

check them out...
Zen-Baby DVD Giveaway
Polka Dot Patch Boutique
Sensible Sippers Giveaway-3 Winners
Eden Organic Pasta Basket Giveaway
Plaster Pets Giveaway from Creativity for Kids
Dot Girl First Period Pack Giveaway

Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Birthday Express! Visit MommyDaddyBlog.com to enter this sweet giveaway!
Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a 16×20 poster print! Visit MommyDaddyBlog.com to enter this sweet giveaway!
Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a prize package containing Boon Bath Goods and a Spa Time Baby Baby Skin Care Package! Visit MommyDaddyBlog.com to enter this sweet giveaway!

http://www.astheygrowup.com

Recaro Vivo Lite-5/3
http://www.recarokids.com/main/page_home.html
Baby Banz-4/26
http://usa.babybanz.com/default.asp
Crazy Dog-4/26
http://www.crazydogtshirts.com/servlet/StoreFront
Hip-T-4/24
http://www.myhip-t.com/
LunchBots-4/24
http://www.lunchbots.com/index.html
Raw Revolution-4/22
http://rawindulgence.com/onlinestore/index.php?main_page=index
Sprout Pouch-4/22
Bunnies By The Bay-4/22
SlimPerfect-4/22
Sinupret-4/19
http://www.bionoricausa.com/product-details/sinupret-for-kids
Missiko-4/19
http://www.misikko.com/
Atkins-4/17


http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/

* Shape Up Shoes(4/14)
* $75 GC & Messenger Bag-The Children's Place(4/14)
So, why am I talking about The Children’s Place? Well, because they are having an ebay auction running from 14th-24th were the will be auctioning off messenger bags which have been decorated by celebrities. The celebs include: David Archuletta (American Idol), Paula Abdul (American Idol), Taylor Lautner (Jacob in the Twilight movie), and Chance Crawford (Gossip Girls-I am SO bidding on this one!). So, what exactly do the proceeds of this auction benefit? All proceeds will go to promoting children’s literacy and will be given to the Books for Kids Foundation. Follow this link to get to the auction.

*DAILY** The Conception Kit(4/15)
*DAILY** Photo Charm Keychain(4/16)
* Children's Sunglasses(4/17)*
Adult Sunglasses(4/19)
* SlimPerfect Swimwear(4/21)
* See Kai Run Shoes(4/22)
* 3 Month Subscription to ListPlanIt(4/25)
* 100 Photo Announcements(4/27)
* Hoover SpinScrub FloorMate(4/28)





White Cloud Green Earth

April is Earth Month...what are you doing to save the planet?

I was given the opportunity to review White cloud paper towels and toilet paper. I have never tried this brand before. I have tried it and can honestly say, "I like it". I tested it out the paper towels in my kitchen. The paper towels were very durable. I sprayed my kitchen down and used one, yes you heard right, one paper towel to wipe it down. I was amazed at how soft the toilet paper actually is. Both paper towels and toilet paper past the test in house.

White Cloud Green Earth is made from 100% recycled fiber with sustainability and premium rolled into one. They are made from everyday recyclables such as office paper and magazines, we are all making a change to save planet earth. We can save trees and post-consumer waste from entering landfills.

White Cloud paper towels are ultra-absorbent and enviromentally friendly. The new paper towels will be in stores in MAY, just in time for spring cleaning.

White Cloud toilet paper is so soft. The looks as so deceiving. It comes exclusively in GIANT rolls, using 15% less packaging than regular rolls. Plus, the paper, tube, and packaging materials are all recyclable where facilities exist.

Visit mywhitecloud.com for store locations.

We can all make a difference. I am so glad that White Cloud is helping me save mother Earth.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Win a family 4 pk to Disney on Ice Houston

CONTEST IS OVER...CONGRATULATIONS CREATIVE MOM

I have been given the opportunity to give a family 4 pk of tickets to Disney on Ice in Houston on April 15 for the show at 7:30 p.m.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey
Houston, TX
show dates: April 15 through April 19
Location: http://www.reliantpark.com/

Here are the contest rules:

(You must live in Houston or surrounding area and be available to attend April 15 at 7:30 p.m.)

1) Leave a comment on why you want to win first.
2) Follow my blog, and post a comment letting me know.
3) Follow me on twitter, leave the link and your twitter name.
4) Tweet about this giveaway, leave a comment.
5) Email 5 friends and leave a comment. (cc. me at super_alba_star@yahoo.com)

You will have 5 chances of winning. A winner will be picked on Friday, April 10, 2009. The winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Please leave one comment per entry. If an email is not available another winner will be picked.

Thank you for entering and Good Luck to everyone.

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Disney On Ice and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey
Houston, TX show dates: April 15 through April 19
Location: http://www.reliantpark.com/

Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels** including http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Offer good on all performances, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Gold Circle Seating, Circus Celebrity Seating, Front Row and VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Other Restrictions May Apply.
The tickets can be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.com and by entering the MOM code in the MomCentral promotional box when purchasing tickets.

Offer #2: A select amount of Front Row and VIP seats have been reserved for you to buy before they go on sale to the public - just enter the code "MOM" when purchasing those seats.
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HoustonDisney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey
April 15-April 19

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
July 15-July 26

Kansas CityDisney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey
April 1-April 5

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
September 16-September 20

PhoenixDisney On Ice presents a Disneyland® Adventure
April 9-April 12

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
June 24-June 28

Chicago/Rosemont Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic
Sept 8-Sept 13

Newark/East Rutherford/Uniondale/NYC Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
March 5 - April 13
Offer not valid on performances from April 10 - 13 at Madison Square Garden

Washington D.C./ Fairfax, VA/ Baltimore, MD Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
March 18-April 19

Philadelphia Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
May 13-May 25

Anaheim/LA/Ontario Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
July 8-August 2

San Francisco Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
August 12-August 23

Sacramento Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
August 27-August 30

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Yanni Voices

Have you ever heard of Yanni or Yanni's music. I received a cd copy of Yanni Voices to review. It is a collaboration of Yanni's music with vocals, first time this has been done. I decided to pop this cd in and see what it was about. I love all kinds of music. When I popped it in I was in my kitchen ready to cook dinner for the fmaily after a long day at work, and how amazed i was. The music is so moving. The vocals are great. The next day I was not ready to clean the house but I played Yanni Voices and turned it up until I finished cleaning my house. I felt like dancing at times, and trust me, me and the mop were great. As the cd played, each song kept getting better and better. So inspirational at times, moving at others, and soothing when necessary. I took it with me to play on my way to and from work. It was a great way for me to clear my head before and after work. I have never had a cd that I loved every song. I kept playing it over and over. It is great for listening when taking a great relaxing bubble bath as I just did. I loved this cd. My favorite song was #7 Mas Alla. It is in Spanish. The vocals from Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas and Leslie Mills were a great addition to the wonderful compositions.
If you would like to get your own copy it has been released. The Yanni voices world tour starts on April 10. Go to Yanni.com for more information. Also you can text JOINYANNI to 30303 from your cell phone to join Yanni voices, get updates, free downloads and more.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

When life happens

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.So I have to confess, I have relapsed and have not gotten back on my Wii Fit for a week. Life gets complicated and then what happens no "me" time. I have had a breakthrough though. I went to get my bridesmaid dress for my bestfriend's wedding. I had an eye opener when I had to try dresses on. WOW....That's my size. How is my wedding dress that I already bought ever going to fit again when I am double the size. Yes, you heard me. I am double the size I was when I tried and bought my wedding dress. I am getting married this year and my dress doesn't fit. I am being honest by saying losing weight is really a battle between you and you. So today I blog about my weight. I have gained over 30 pounds over the past year...yes the 30 pounds I lost, I refound. I know when the tough get going we quit...because we can't give up on ourselves. I am not giving up. I am determined to lose the weight before my wedding not just to get in my dress but because I want to live a healthy life. With this said, we must incorporate fruits and vegetables in our diets. Remember to eat breakfast. I get so busy in the day at work I forget to make time for breakfast. Schedule breaks for yourself in between the breakfast and lunch, and lunch and going home to dinner. I am going to start again. And if by next week I fail, just remember I will start again. My war is not over until I say it is over. Game on. I'm ready.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Johnson's Big Bubblin Stars Contest

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.Do you have the cutest baby in the world? YES, of course you do.
Does your baby love bubbles? Who doesn't like bubbles?
Do you want to win $10, 000? Me, Me, pick meeeee.
Well go to http://www.youtube.com/baby and check the official rules. You and your baby could be the winner.
Check out the host, one of Walmart's Eleven Moms, Christine Young (From Dates to Diapers). You too could be an official host. So get your camera, let the bubbles start flowing, and let your baby star in their own video.