Thursday, August 4, 2011

Parent's Choice Infant Formula

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have mentioned before how many companies will spend so much money on advertising for their product, and right now, I am here to mention it one more time.  The Parent's Choice Infant Formula is the Wal-Mart brand Infant formula that has all of the major ingredients of brands like Infamil and other formulas.  Right now the Parent's Choice Brand is having a sweepstakes where they are going to help send the student of one family to college with a $10,000 scholarship in the form of a College savings 529 plan.  Please visit Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes for more information, rules, and entry form.


Wal-Mart has helped write the earliest chapters of millions of success stories by helping to produce equally nutritious products, for a reasonable price.  Now they are wanting to help even more with this sweepstakes, by investing in our children's wellbeing and now their education.  With PBM Products, LLC, a Perrigo Company, Wal-Mart has been a part of giving this scholarship to one lucky winner, so they are able to attend college to further their dreams.  The Sweepstakes will officially launch June 15th and will run through August 1, 2011.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

This is the year

Guest post written by my buddy Bernardo Graham

My husband and I decided this was finally the year I was going to stay home for the summer. I’ve been a teacher for the better part of a decade but with the economy the way it was, it made sense for me to get a summer job during the summers to bring in a little extra cash. Our kids are at that age, though, where we’d have to hire a babysitter to watch them anyway which would eat up any extra money I was making, so it just made sense for me to stay home and watch them while they were out of school. I convinced my husband to look at with me since I’d be home so often by myself and he thought it was a great idea. We talked to the kids about what was going to be expected of them and laid out house rules for the summer that they’ll be expected to follow. I’m looking forward to some time off and some play time with the kids!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Walgreens Brand Health & Welness Products

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

While this was my first time trying the Walgreens Brand Health & Welness Product, Green Tea Supplement, I had a wonderful experience!  Green Tea is suppose to boost the immune system with all of the antioxidants that is has as well as offer possible weight loss.  I have tried the name brand version of the Green T before, but I experienced nothing but bloating.  But this time, I tried the Walgreens Brand Green Tea Supplement, and had a much better experience.  I did take the supplement according to the dosing instructions on the back of the box, and  I experienced a slight weight loss and I did notice a  slight increase in energy.  As a stay-at-home Mom, I can use all the energy that I can get, without putting a bunch of chemicals and what-not in my body.  I am not a huge coffee drinker anymore, so I figured I would try the Walgreens Brand Green Tea.  All in all, it was an awesome outcome!  As many of us know, the name brand products spend so much money on advertising, so they end up passing the bill onto us by raising the price of the products.  In turn, you get up to 40 percent less product and you pay more.  Who wants to do that??  I don't know about any of you, but I want to take charge of my health the right way.  No matter who you are, or what situation you are in, everyone can benefit from saving money and being healthier.  Here are some additional facts about the Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products.  They are a great value, allowing families and individuals to save money without sacrificing quality or trust. With the rising cost of health care, saving money on over-the-counter medications can really benefit a family’s budget. In addition to being an exceptional value, Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products:

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

All for the USA

I had the honor of talking to my little brother, Broch, via Skype.  Skype is the online way to communicate anywhere in the world.  We use the web cam to talk to him and we love it.  It is  so sad to think that his entire career is serving the USA.  What does it mean to "fight" for our country anyway?  What do we (the USA) stand for anymore?
Well, I can tell you that listening to someone that has spent years in the military tell me that he fights for what our country used to stand for is extremely disheartening!  I cried.  Here we are, in several different countries, sending more and more troops to fight for our Presidents demands, and we, the citizens, don't even know what's going on. I don't have the answers to any of those questions, nor do I even pay any attention to politics anymore.
My Bro drinking "Korean Super Water"
But, I decide to try to see things in a positive light about my little brother being in the military.  When I talked to him a few days ago, we discussed how he gets to experience all kinds of different cultures, and he gets to see places that I will never have the opportunity to see!  He gets to transform his life so that he can blend in with the surrounding culture.  He "becomes" one of them, while still being himself.  What an amazing opportunity!  While we were talking, I thought it was so hilarious when I saw him take a drink from a water bottle, that looked extremely similar to the one I was drinking out of!  I took a picture, and I have to share.  My favorite bottled water is Aquafina.  So, you can see the Korean Super Water vs. Aquafina and laugh to your hearts content
with me.

Korean Super Water

  Isn't it hilarious????  Well, I think so.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inbox Dollars

Introducing Cash Tasks, the latest way to earn cash rewards from InboxDollars.  Everyday InboxDollars will list a collection of available tasks that can be completed for cash.  These tasks range from identifying the content of a photograph, to translating phrases, to completing descriptions for products or services.  Each task is presented with the number of opportunities to complete it and the earnings a member will be credited for completing the task.  To earn the cash reward, the member must complete the task requirements and accomplish the entire task properly without submitting nonsensical answers or gibberish.  Members will be notified they have completed the task once they have completed all the requirements for that task.  A member's account will be credited the same day the task was completed.

The best part ---- every InboxDollars member is eligible for every task.  As long as a task is listed on the Cash Tasks page it is possible to complete it and earn cash rewards.  Note that some tasks have multiple activities, each of which can be completed for cash and there is no limit on the number of tasks or activities a member may complete.  Once an InboxDollars member completes a task or activity and earns the cash reward, the task or activity is removed from the list of available tasks.

Members can see their cash earnings for completing Cash Tasks by visiting the InboxDollars Current Earnings page.  Look for a summary of total completed tasks and total cash earnings for those tasks.
Check the Cash Tasks channel often to see new tasks and more opportunities to earn cash rewards!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Only One Lifetime

I feel like time has flown by since we saw her newborn face.  I found pictures the other day of our daughter, Zoi.  She looked so funny and yet she was the most adorable thing that I had ever seen!  Only the Mother of the child can appreciate what God has given her.  I was reading a devotional this morning about how God lends us our children for a short while.  Well, that is so true in so many ways.  Life is so short, and there are so many days when we are just "stuck" in reality, so we don't stop to appreciate what God has given us!  We focus solely on how beautiful they are when they are sleeping or taking a nap.  I have always tried so hard to cherish every, little, single moment of my childrens' lives.  Not only have I realized lately that I should slow down, but I've noticed how much I really appreciate my 'H'usband.......and yes, he is 'capitalized' because of how much he appreciates his family.  ....I love my Husband and children.
I sincerely wish that every person in this world could experience what I have now, without what I have had to experience in my far.  But, I guess that God have an order for all of our lives.  I do believe that everything happens for a reason.


Mommy Dearest

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pregnant? Free BellyBag!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are so many different kinds of things in the world that we try to protect our children from, but sometimes, no matter what we do, certain ailments are inevitable.  Like when we find out that one of our children has a devastating illness.   I think it is so important for every parent-to-be to learn about their baby's life, and how they are developing in each stage of pregnancy.   Now with all the advancements in technology, you would like to think that our typical Flu Shot would cure and prevent any type of serious sicknesses in our children.  But we all know that thit isn't the case. This is the number one reason that every parent-to-be should invest in cord blood banking, or at least get the information and check out what is it all about.  Request an information packet and consult with an advisor today at or  Plus, you get a free BellyBag.  I understand that not every person out there is financially able to do this, but the benefits completely out weigh any type of cost!  This is one of the many steps in learning about your new baby's options in life!  Congratulations and good luck!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

So much to do, so little time

It already feels like I started this blog forever ago, but in all reality, it was only about 4 to 6 months ago.  Life just blazes by when you want to cherish each moment.  We have moved into our new house, started doing one renovation at a time, and it is becoming a reality to me that we will never stop doing projects around here!  I love making things look like our home, and I love the feeling of having our home, too.  So much has happened in such a short amount of time.   I am sad that time flies by so fast when you actually love and enjoy your life.  It doesn't seem right or fair, but I have also had to experience life on the other spectrum before, too, so I definitely know that life isn't peachy for everyone.  Plus, I am not the type to take anything for granite.  Speaking of blogging, I wanted to let everyone know that they should start their own blog!  There are definitely ways to make a little bit of cash with it.  I have made a couple dollars by joining the Social Spark website.  It is really cool, because I get to use my creative writing abilities, plus I still get to be "Mommy Dearest" and give product reviews, tips and tricks on certain products that have worked for me.
Well, thank you to the few followers that I do have, because I have learned that the entire social networking business needs support, too.  In this case, I am by no means popular, but I still get to feel special by having my little blog!

Warmest xxxxx,

Mommy Dearest

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bright Beginnings

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is so frustrating and amazing to think of how many diapers we go through in one week!  Our daughter is not quite getting the hang of potty training yet, so she is still in diapers right now.  Typically, we usually order our diapers from, because I can always find  coupons for the shipping cost.  You really can't beat that!  It is so wonderful to have the convenience of online ordering now days.  The Bright Beginnings products are such a good deal right now, too.  They are extremely comparable to the high end brands, but they don't cost an arm and a leg!  They also have a Facebook fan page that you can follow as well that is really informative. I have also been attempting to go Organic and Natural in my home, with the foods and products that we consume.  And, it is nice that the Bright Beginnings brand has both Organic and Natural products.  We are all trying in some way or another to "go green" these days, so it is extremely to have Bright Beginnings as an option.  Check out Bright Beginnings on Facebook, and  get any information that you need, including reviews on their products.  Also, right now when you buy on, you get Free 2-Day Shipping on any order of $45+, and you can read about how to get 30% cash back on your diapers and 10% off everything else.  Super cool, convenient, and cost effective!

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Monday, January 31, 2011

So much more than hot for game day!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine.

TABASCO® Original Red enhances the flavor of nearly anything we put it on.  I am "one of those people" that loves hot sauce so much that I carry a mini-bottle in my purse when we go to restaurants.  I have literally earned a golden trophy for how renowned my love for Tabasco is.  I would not put too much emphasis on how hot the sauce may be, because my husband used to drink it as a child for no reason other than to drink it.  We are not as strange as it sounds, but we love adding specific flavor to our foods.  We have put it on pizza, chicken, pasta, eggs, mac & cheese, veggies, home-made sauces and dips.  With game-day around the corner, I am going to make one of the simplest and most delicious dip recipes "of all time".  If you are looking for recipes to include TABASCO® Original Red into, this Game-Day Party Menu is a great resource.  My famous dip recipe includes: 16-oz of softened cream cheese (one package), two cans of Hormel chili (w/o beans), add Tabasco until it tastes right.  Don't burn it... but keep it on medium on the stovetop.  Add chili and cream cheese, stir until smooth.  Turn the stove to low and add Tabasco to your tastilage.  Simmer for five to ten minutes... let it cool and serve.  On family game night, we usually order pizza and no matter where it is from we add TABASCO® Original Red and unlock it's flavor for Pizza Perfected.  As a fail safe, I always use Tabasco to enhance the flavors of all of my foods

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