Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

EcoMom Review and Giveaway! + discount code

We all want the best for our little ones right? Who doesn't? One great way is to check out this wonderful company that I found EcoMom.

This site is filled with wonderful items and tips to be more Eco-friendly. They have a large verity of items that range from gifts, bath toys, books, and even food. It's a great website to check out and one thing that I love the idea about is their new program EcoPass. All you have to do is purchase $99.00 annual membership, which gives you a 15% discount each time you order as well as free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement!

I was sent some of there products to try, well not me but my little man. Lets just say he loved them and I especially loved the concepts of the Plum Organics & Boon Spoon.

It's a great way if we are on the go to grab a pack and the attachable spoon to feed him on the go. Best of all, little man loved the taste and I know he is getting something good and healthy.

EcoMom has graciously agreed to let one of my lucky readers win $15.00 worth of Plum and/or Revolution Foods. The great thing is you don't have to have a little one like me, the older ones will enjoy the products too. They come in a wide variety of products and go from ages of the high chair stage to even the lunch box stage. So you can't go wrong!

Why not hop on over and see what EcoMom has to offer, while you are there use discount code: SBBL442 to receive 15% off your order. While you are there make sure you sign up for their newsletter too.

To Enter:
Leave me a comment saying you would like to be entered.

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This contest will close Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 6th! The winner will be picked randomly by random. org.

***Please U.S. and Canada residents only.***

Disclosure: I was in no way paid to write about this as this review comes from my heart. I did receive the the Plum Organics Sampler and Boon Spoon from EcoMom to review.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - First Driving Experience

First Driving Experience for little man at DollyWood.
Oh how he loved it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Weigh In Tuesday!

I was excited to climb back on that scale this morning, as I wanted to see if I had made any progress. I have kept my workouts going and feel that I have done really well with my eating.

Drum roll........................

2nd weigh in: 165.2 lbs

I lost exactly a pound, but I will take that. It's a loss, I feel with me working out like I am that my body needs to learn to adjust to it and I hope to see more results next week.

Also coming up next week, I hope to introduce you to a product that I am very excited to learn more about and use. I hope it will help me to understand my body more and get me on the road to weight loss. So check in next week for an update on my weight and see what the product is that I can't wait to share with you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

CSN Stores

A couple of weeks ago I did a post, letting you know I had something exciting to share with you. That was willing to share a product with me. I was so excited when I received my little one's toddler bed in the mail. Of course his favorite character right now is Elmo, so we had to get him a bedding set too. He just loves his little bed, as he is growing up to be a big boy. :0)

It's a great bed and very sturdy, we feel sure we will get many years out of this bed. Well at least until he grows out of it. It's made by Orbelle and I would recommend it to any mom out there looking for a good toddler bed at a great price. If you are looking for any other products, I suggest you check with first as they have a great selection of different items.

Disclosure: I was in no way paid to write about this as this review comes from my heart. I did receive a $60 credit to use with however I wished for a review.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Weight

It's always seemed to be an issue for me, the only time I can remember being skinny was maybe 1st or 2nd grade if that counts. ;o)

As life has unfolded for me, after having my oldest son who is soon to turn 11 years old I was at my highest weight at 230 lbs. I was depressed as I was a young mother and I gained so much weight. My husband agreed for me to spend some money and join a gym with his aunt and I did Weight Watchers with his mom. I can remember doing these things and I might have lost some weight then but not much. As the years passed I finally set my mind to it that I was going to loose that weight and finally when my son was about 4 years old I really worked on getting it off. I would walk 1 mile each day Monday through Friday soon as I got home and the weight seem to just fall off. I will say that I didn't really change my diet that I can remember. I remember that I hadn't ever felt that good ever. I was down to a size 10-12 and my weight was about 165 lbs, no I wasn't were I wanted to be, but I was happier and felt much better. Why wouldn't I be? I had lost over the years and mostly in one time span 65 lbs.

After my husband and I bought our first home, I decided it was time to get my butt in gear and walk more and try Weight Watchers for the 2nd time. It was a new town and I was scared of going, but I am glad I did as I made a new friend and I did loose weight. I was down to my lowest point at 157 lbs, but I couldn't get any lower no matter what I did. Months past and my husband and I decided to try for our second child, with no luck after a year my midwife suggested I seen an endocrinologist, which he gave me the news I had PCOS. What I have never heard of this. How many of you really ever have? You can go here for that part of my story.

I ended up having a little boy after some help from the endocrinologist, but I did gain over 30 lbs with our youngest son. I was at 170 lbs when I got pregnant with him and after having him I tipped the scale once again over 200 lbs. My good friend Jen had weight to loose and so did I and we agreed to loose the weight together! Once it was okay for me to join, we both joined Weight Watchers. My goal was to be where I was before I got pregnant with him before his first Birthday and I made that goal and have kept it off! Now that I my son will be turning 2 years old the end of July, I have come to terms that I have got to get the last 20 lbs off, the 20 lbs that has been on my mind since loosing the first weight back when my first son was 4 years old.

My goal is 145 lbs and I know I can do this!! Yes, I will say I have it a little bit harder than most women with my PCOS issues but I know that I can do this like I have in the past if I set my mind to it! Last week we got my mind set on it and have started a serious work out plan, at least for me I consider it serious. ;o)

I walk/run two miles a day Monday through Friday and then I am trying to work my way up on the elliptical machine. Right now I am at the 10 min and I hope to make it to 30 before I know it, and then I do weights twice a week.

I will say that I gained 1 lb this week, I am not sure if it's because of working out more or not. I have been watching what I am eating so I am hoping that's what its coming from. This next Tuesday I hope to be able to report a loss.

1st week weigh in: 166.2 lbs

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chat Collection- Carolina Pad Review and Giveaway!

My son is already out of school for the summer, as most of your kids are probably. I keep thinking that it will be time to buy school supplies and get back into the grind before I know it. My son uses his cell phone during the summer to keep in touch with his friends and they are always using LOL, L8TR and all the TXT words. It's his way of staying cool. ;)

I was so excited to get a chance to receive the "Chat Collection" from Carolina Pad. I started last fall, going back to school to get my Business Administration degree. I need this "cool" collection to help me out while I go back to school. I mean I do want to be the cool mom going back to school right?

The Chat Collection consist of high quality binder, notebook and folder. It's a great package for me to stay cool and be organized and ready for class. Which I am doing over the summer. ;)
Carolina Pad has the best way to keep your kids looking cool and heck you too if you are like me and hitting the books again this upcoming school year!

How would you like to WIN the Chat Collection? Would you like $10 worth of supplies to start the upcoming school year off?

To Enter:
Go over to Carolina Pad and look at all of their collections; leave me a comment on which one is your favorite.

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This contest will close Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner on Monday, June 21st! The winner will be picked randomly by random. org.

Disclosure: I was in no way paid to write about this as this review comes from my heart. I did receive the chat collection from Carolina Pad for review.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010


My weight as always been an issue for me, well it seems that way. Things in my life are changing for good to get off this last little bit of weight and I am so excited to share this with you all.

Come next Tuesday I plan to share with you my weight, a picture and of course a little bit about what I am doing to get this weight off and keep it off!

I hope you will join me and even weigh in!

Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

(My little pitcher!)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Zippity Doo's Hair Care Products Review and Giveaway!

Now that school is about out this year, how many of you parents out there had to deal with lice? Come on tell us the truth.....

I can say I have been very lucky and I haven't had to deal with it. I hope to stay that way too. I do know for a fact that lice was really bad at another school in town, but didn't make it to the school my son goes too. I wont say there wasn't any cases, because there was but not near as bad as the other local school.
What tips do you tell your kids to keep them from getting lice? I know I tell my son don't ever share a comb, brush or hat. Just be smart about it as lice are so small and spread so quick. I can remember having them three times when I was smaller and boy how awful it was. I would sit on the porch, mom would take one of those special combs and comb through my hair and it would take forever. How can I forget the smelly shampoo and how my head would itch. (Ugh.. it's making it itch as I think back.) Those are the days I never want to relive again!

I have a product to help you out when it comes to lice. You ask what is it?
Zippity Doo’s

Zippity Doo's products contain natural ingredients that are mild enough for daily use and yet still provide the health benefits to the hair and scalp. Best of all it helps prevent lice infestation! They are also paraben-free products!

The best part is this wonderful company has it all covered and they are pediatrician approved!

Their hair care products include:
Then for a special bonus:
This spray you can use on your little ones hair, pillows, hats, helmets, backpacks, bedding, toys, combs and it's gentle on all surfaces.

I really believe this is a great step that can help protect your child and keep you from adding more work to your day.

How would you like to win your own entire line of products?

Just leave me a comment if you would like to be entered in this giveaway.

Extra chances:

  • Follow me on Twitter @Cinoutnumbered and come back and leave me a comment that you did so.
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and come back and leave me a comment that you did.
This contest will close Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner on Monday, June 14th! The winner will be picked randomly by random. org.

Disclosure: I was in no way paid to write about this as this review comes from my heart. I did receive sample products from Zippity Doo's & for review.

*** UPDATE*** Congratulations to Jackie@ Healthy Kids with Smart Moms, I will send you an email soon.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

End of the School Year!

As the school year comes to a close, I can hardly believe that he is leaving 5th grade. I can truly say that it just seems like yesterday when I was walking him in for his first day of Kindergarten. As I look back on it, I walked him in many a mornings as he was super shy and didn't want to leave Mommy's side. You would have thought that I had stayed at home with him up until time for him to go to school but that wasn't the case as he had went to daycare.

On Tuesday I took some of my day and went to see my son graduate from D.A.R.E. how proud I was of him to see him go through this program. It seems like yesterday when I was in 5th grade and did D.A.R.E myself. Just say NO to drugs! Oh how I loved that program and I am so glad they still do this with the kids today. I know that at least he has been through this training and will be able to make wise decisions when and if that time comes along in his life.