This blog is coming from the mind of one mama who loves to read and review different products. I will also find contests for you to enter. This blog is separate from my family blog. Enjoy and please feel free to add your comments :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sweet and Simple Bath Salts

I was given the chance to review Sweet and Simple Bath Salts which can be found on The Desiderio Gallery . The Desiderio Gallery is a woman-owned small business in western Montana offering select art, handmade gifts, design expertise, and marketing services. The Desiderio is now in it's second year of business. To find out more about them go here.

Sweet and Simple's bath salts are made in small batches by a college student from Philipsburg, Mont. She uses organic and natural ingredients, essential oils and tub-safe dyes. They contain no harsh chemicals or preservatives. She hand-labels everything and uses two basic sizes of corked glass bottle and pint canning jars, so the packaging is reusable and recyclable.

Now for my review. I received the bath salts in the mail in the cute little tin pictured above. Also it was hand-labeled. The scent that I received was the Rosemary Grapefruit. The scent was really pleasant, not too over powering and not too light. I used the whole tin full because I like a stronger scent with relaxing in the bath. You can get about 2 uses out of the 1 tin that is 1.5 ounces in size. Which costs $3. There are other scent available in the tins such as Pine Cedar Juniper, Jasmine Lavender, Rosemary Grapefruit,Vanilla Lavender, Eucalyptus Mint, Grapefruit Lavender. You can purchase those here. These bath salts are also available in cute little glass jars that are about 3.5 to 4 ounces. Those cost $8 and come in the scents Lavender, Pine Cedar Juniper, Jasmine, Vanilla Pomegranate, Cucumber Melon, Rosemary Lavender and Grapefruit. Those can be purchased here.

While soaking in the tub I thought of another use for these bath salts. Yes I get ideas while in the tub or shower... I like to soak my feet! So these bath salts would be perfect for soaking my feet. You could get more uses out of the smaller tin when using it as a foot soak. Also I thought of a way to reuse my tin. I think I will use the tin to put any small pieces of jewelry in when I travel. It is a small container and a perfect size to keep rings or earrings in.

So go and check out these bath salts and give them a try. Be sure to check out The Desiderio Facebook Page as well.

* I was not paid for my review but I did receive a free sample of the bath salts for review purposes.

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesdays: Do you like to wander the web? You do? So do I. Here are some things you should check out.

*Oh an in case you didn't know we got power back yesterday! So my blog should be back to it's regular schedule!

Create with Joy is having a giveaway called Bubbles for Busy Women Planner.

Free Stuff:
Amazon has 5 Super Silly Songs by the Veggie Tales for free.

Crafts and such:
Make your own bottle piggy bank

Recipe for Mozzarella Sticks

Monday, August 29, 2011

A quick note

Once again I will not be posting much. We had a hurricane and we have no power. My kids have been sick since the weekend. Well the oldest two. I hope our power will be back on soon. It has been off since Saturday at 3pm. We do have a generator but that is mostly so we can keep our freezer cold enough not to loose all our food. I will follow those of you who have followed me when our power is back on.

Hopefully I will be back to posting soon and our luck will change for the better :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Family Friday

It's Friday and I am worn out. What a week with sick little ones. At least everyone is better. Here are some pictures for Family Friday. We did a quick photo session of our youngest two last night.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog again

Really quick my oldest son is sick so I am taking a break from blogging while he gets better. We thought he was better yesterday but this morning woke up sick. :(

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesdays: Do you like to wander the web? You do? So do I. Here are some things you should check out.

The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug is having an awesome giveaway. You have a chance to win some things from Laguna Pearl. Contest ends September 30th.

Free Stuff:
Adventures of a Frugal Mom has some freebies she found that are posted on her site. Such as the US Constitution and a vacation planner.

Crafts and such:
Meet the Dubiens has a cute idea for decorating a letter.

About a mom has great tips for The Tooth Fairy.
Chef in Training has a recipe posted for soft pretzels.

If you have any up coming posts that would fit my categories for Wandering Wednesdays I would be happy to share them next week :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yep we had an earthquake in VA!

This is not the normal thing for us here in VA. Let me tell you it scared the life out of my kids. My daughter who is 8 was in tears. Lucky my parents were here so I didn't have to worry about them. I was able to get in touch with everyone after about an hour or so of trying. The phone lines were all messed up. The main part of the quake happened about 40 mins or so from us. But all is ok with us.

Here is a story from our local paper.

One of the most powerful earthquakes in Virginia history rippled from its epicenter in Louisa County throughout the eastern United States, but injured few people and caused little major structural damage.

The tremor measured 5.8 on the Richter scale at 1:51 p.m. today, prompting buildings to empty, cell phone service to go silent and two nuclear reactors near the center of the quake to shut down without damage.

Six students and at least one staff member at Louisa High School were injured in the quake, but only one was hospitalized.

“The very good news is that the damage and the injuries that have been reported are very, very minor,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a news conference this afternoon.

In downtown Richmond, three elderly residents of a high-rise apartment building were hospitalized for medical conditions and a dozen more examined at the scene after they were evacuated, but no one was injured. The 250 residents were allowed to return to their apartments last night.

A local emergency was declared in Louisa, where the quake began almost 5 miles from the town of Mineral, and where property damage was most pronounced.

“That was quite a jolt,” said Nancy Loveless, who lives in Goochland County near the Louisa line and lost power briefly.

The earthquake disrupted life this afternoon along the East Coast, causing the federal government to send workers home, members of the White House staff to huddle in a driveway, and the Washington Nationals baseball team to delay the start of a game scheduled tonight.

McDonnell was in his office in the Patrick Henry Building in Capitol Square talking with his son at the University of Virginia when he felt the building begin to shake.

“I asked my son to hang on and he said, 'Dad, I feel it here, too.' And that's when I knew it was something more than just a local event or something going on with our building,” the governor said.

Maryland officials closed the Route 301 Harry W. Nice Bridge across the Potomac River for about two hours to inspect it. It was reopened at 4 p.m. The Virginia Department of Transportation was inspecting bridges throughout the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Culpeper regions.

Transportation officials found no damage in the four highway tunnels in the Hampton Roads area or two mountain tunnels on Interstate 77 in Southwest Virginia.

They said the biggest problem they face is manmade. The simultaneous closure of federal offices led to enormous road and rail congestion in Northern Virginia.

Though Richmond International Airport was able to operate normally after the earthquake, the FAA control tower was evacuated as a precaution for less than 10 minutes today, according to airport spokesman Troy Bell.

Some flights to RIC from northeastern U.S. locations were late because of earthquake-related ground delays at their departure airports, Bell said.

The quake occurred as Virginians voted in 16 legislative primaries across the state. The governor said it did not appear that any polling place was inactive for more than 30 minutes.

Locally, the quake led Virginia Commonwealth University to cancel its convocation ceremony for new students at the Landmark Theater and prompted Richmond to close City Hall for the day to ensure its safety.

No injuries or significant damages were reported in localities in the Richmond region, but the quake prompted a flurry of emergency calls in Richmond that mostly proved unfounded.

The biggest initial concern centered on Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna nuclear plant near Mineral about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. The earthquake knocked out power at the plant, but both nuclear units were shut down without incident and no damage was apparent, Dominion said.

“We did lose on-site power, but all the diesel generators are up and running,” Dominion spokesman Richard Zuercher said 30 minutes after the quake. “Everything appears to be operating just fine.”

Zuercher said North Anna's operators were preparing to manually shut down the units after the quake when the power station's operating system automatically powered down both units, which supply about 10 percent of the state’s electricity.

“Their staff is obviously looking at every inch of that plant,” the governor said.

The quake was the biggest in Virginia since May 5, 1897, when a 5.9 tremor began in Giles County and was felt in 12 states.

For more on the quake and how central Virginia is recovering, see tomorrow's Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tasty Tuesday: Taco Chili

Today's Tasty Tuesday is a pretty simple crock pot recipe that I came up with called Taco Chili.

Taco Chili

Ok so I don't have exact measurements so please forgive me for that. I kind of just throw everything together in the crock pot and let it go all day on low.

What you need:
1 pound of hamburger cooked and drained
1 family size can of kidney beans
1 can of crushed or cubed tomatoes which ever you prefer
1 can of corn (do not drain)
1 packet of taco seasoning
*Sometimes if it is not spicy enough I will add chili powder to it.

Easy just dump it all in your crock pot and turn it on low for the day. Because everything is already cooked you can warm it for as long as it takes to warm everything through. I find the longer you let it cook on low the more the flavors mix.

You can serve with tortilla chips. The scoops work great then you don't need to use a spoon. Also you can top the chili with your favorite toppings. We use cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Family Friday

Today is Friday! I get to share a little about my family today!

I am glad I am posting this soon. I actually thought I would be missing in action for a few more days because of my 8 month old having a nursing strike. Yesterday I spent all day cuddling and loving on him (more than usual). He nursed all day yesterday!

The above picture was taken with my hubby's cell phone so it isn't the best quality. This was taken on my husband's work building. We got to visit him at work because they were having an ice-cream fund raiser for a hurricane relief. The kids love to visit their daddy at work and adding ice-cream to the mix makes it even more fun.

So what does my husband do? He is a major computer nerd lol! He works for the state in the Department of Correctional Education. He is the webmaster. He doesn't work in the prison or anything but he has had to visit a few before. He also has a side business. He wrote a program for a guy who used to work for Toyota and the guy sells it to Toyota. He is currently working on a couple other programs. On top of that he fixes computers, builds computers, builds websites for other people who need them and any other nerdy computer stuff. I love my nerd!

Also we have a side business together. We have a photo company called ClickHappy Photo. Unfortunately I don't get to do much yet because of my little ones keeping me busy. We also have ClickHappy Studio. We just do random pictures we can sell as photos on there.

Ok so there is a little something about my family. Well mostly my husband. If there is anything you would like to know ask me and I will be happy to answer.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog

to announce we may be missing in action the next few days. My 8 month old has decided to go on a nursing strike. He did however make progress early this morning at 1 am and 7 am. He nursed but he was half a sleep. I want to spend extra time with him so hopefully this strike will be over. So hopefully I will see you all soon...

Who wouldn't want to spend extra time with this cutie...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesdays: Do you like to wander the web? You do? So do I. Here are some things you should check out.

It's a Sun Kissed Life has a giveaway for add a little aloha for your kitchen. I have to say I would love to escape to Hawaii so this I think would be a little start.

Free Stuff:
Kids Eat free I use this site a lot. They also have a free mobile app.

Crafts and Such:
Mess for Less has a cute idea for Shaving cream Greeting cards and wrapping paper.

Cookin for my Captain has a recipe for Chicken Stir Fry

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Apple Crip using Dehydrated Apples

So I have decided that on Tuesdays I am going to start posting some yummy recipes that I try. If you have any recipes that you think is a must try let me know I will be happy to try it out and also post a link that goes to your page. So here we go my first Tasty Tuesday!

Apple Crisp using Dehydrated Apples

A little back story as to why I decided to find a recipe using dehydrated apples. So my hubby was cleaning out our closet where we have our food storage and other junk. He noticed that we had not eaten all of our dehydrated apples. He opened the container and tried them and the apples had lost their crisp. I didn't want to waste them so I searched online and found a recipe. I figured if I re-hydrated the apples would taste fine. Let me tell you the results were amazing! This was one of the yummiest desserts I have made.

Now for the recipe:

Apple Crisp
4 cups dehydrated apples
8 cups hot water
½ C. Sugar
½ C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
In a large sauce pan combine water, apple slices, sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Drain off liquid reserving about 1 cup to Add back to the apple mixture.
Ingredients for Topping:
3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (Optional)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F Butter an 8 X 11 inch baking dish Place prepared apple mixture in baking dish. Mix old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl Add butter and rub into mixture until coarse crumbs form Mix in walnuts Spread topping onto apple mixture Place in oven and bake until topping is golden brown .(about 35-40 minutes)

*Side note...I had to cook mine in a toaster oven because my oven is broken so I piled everything in an 8x8 pan. Also we did not have walnuts so we did not use those. As an added bonus to my food storage usage I used rolled oats we had in out closet too :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Guest Post: Writing the Waves of Motherhood

Kelli from Writing the Waves of Motherhood has been a close friend of mine for many years. I wanted her to share one of her ideas that she did from Fishful Thinking.

Laugh the Night Away!

Running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer? Here's a NEW activity from Fishful Thinking that our family did together not too long ago. We had a great time!

Laugh Night - We can teach our children to value and savor positive emotions by creating a ritual that shines the spotlight on a positive feeling (love,humor, inspiration, interest, gratitude, joy, serenity, hope, pride or awe.) Positive emotions not only feel good, but they fuel creativity,contribute to resilience, and strengthen relationships.

We kicked things off one Saturday laugh-afternoon by watching The Slumber Party episode from the first season of The Cosby Show (my favorite!) - the one where Rudy has EIGHT kids sleep over, and Dr. Huxtable does the Bucking Bronco thing on his knee with each one of them. Hilarious. Abby and Noah thought it was really funny too. Then we made giant pancakes for dinner and used all kinds of fruit to make funny faces on them.

Of course, we had to wear silly hats at the dinner table: Dad - a Santa hat, me - Mickey Mouse ears, Noah - a fireman hat, and Abby - her K graduation cap. I even went as far as telling the kids they could have a bubble blowing contest with their milk! They sure loved that since I am always reminding them NOT to do that. Yup, I blew a few bubbles with my straw too. We also read some jokes from a kids' joke book and had a couple of laughs - pretty cheesy stuff.

After we finished our pancakes, it was time for a game! I wrote some silly things on index cards - do the chicken dance, make a fish face, pat your head & rub your belly, etc...- and we had to pick a card and do what it said. That probably got the most laughs of the evening...well, that and an online episode of Wipe Out. I tell ya, the kids and their dad can't get enough of that show. They were cracking up.

We'll have to have another Laugh Night again soon and watch a funny movie next time 'cause this mama can only take so much of Wipe Out. :)

Thanks Kelli for the wonderful post! Be sure to check out Kelli's blog.

*If there is anyone that would like to have a guest post on Mom's Point of View let me know. I am looking for anything that would be great tips for moms. I will feature you on my side bar to the right for the week.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Family Friday

So it's Friday! Time for another Family Friday post where you get to learn a little more about my family.

So this Friday I will tell you that I am a homeschooling mom. I just started last year. I have always wanted to homeschool but never took the time to find out what to do. Last year I kinda dove right in and started. I really love it and happy that I decided to do it. My daughter is in 3rd grade and my son is in 1st. They really enjoy it as well.

Of course I can't leave out a little something about my youngest two boys. My 2 year old woke up yesterday morning and told me "I'm not a baby any more." I guess that was an over night transformation or something because that was the first thing he told me when he walked into my room. My 8 month old learned to wave yesterday. I have no idea why but he just started waving. It was so darn cute. He was smiling so big!

So there you go. A little something about my family :) If there is something you would like to know and want to ask me let me know. I will be happy to tell you.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Lindsay from a mommy's lifestyle for awarding me "The Versatile Blogger Award." I am really honored because this is my first blog award!

I am very happy that Lindsay reads my blog. I enjoy reading her blog also so check it out.

The rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

7 things about me:

1. I have the best job in the world for me. I get to stay at home with my 4 children and homeschool them.
2. My husband and I are exactly 2 days apart. We were even born in the same hospital. Who knows there is a chance we could have been in the nursery together.
3. I am a total tomboy. I love hanging with the guys and shooting guns. (one of my hobbies I have with my hubby)
4. I love photography. (My husband and I also do that together.) If you see our recent pictures most of them will probably have our water mark on them.
5. I also love art. I like to draw with colored pencils. The nice kind of pencils not the kiddie kind. Even though I love drawing with my kids.
6. My last (yes we are done) baby was 11 lbs. 13 ozs. and 22 1/2 inches long (no it was not a c-section) He is now 8 months old.
7. I love the number 13

Now to pick 15 blogs to give this award to...

The 15 blogs I am passing this award to are :

1.True Life I'm a Stay at Home Mom
2.The Education of a Stay at Home Mom
3.A Little Simplicity
4.Mommy Bags
5.All In One Mom
6.Adventures of My Life
7.Dawns Delights
8.Mommyhood's Diary
9.The Old Block House
10.Mom's Best Nest
11.Good Girl Gone Green
12.One House Schoolroom
13.Terri's Little Haven
14.Hot Pink & Chocolate
15.Saving 4 Six

I hope you all check out these blogs too :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesdays: Do you like to wander the web? You do? So do I. Here are some things you should check out.

Contests and Giveaways:
Mama's Musing is giving away one 8 oz bottle of Prefense hand sanitizer.

Free Stuff:
Frugal Girls has a link to get a free Suave Sample Pack

Crafts and such:
What ever Dee Dee Wants has a cute idea for chores.
Saving 4 Six has a great idea for a window chalk board

Pinkytopia has a yummy recipe for sweet bread.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Exercise TV

We have a Samsung TV so we are able to get apps on our TV for free. One of them is Exercise TV. I love that I can just turn on my TV, go to the app and just select what exercise I want to do. Of course lately I have been pretty lazy.

Today my 8 year old daughter turned it on and picked an exercise to do. I told her wait just a minute so I could do it with her. She did a cardio one first. That lasted maybe 10 minutes for any of us and we were worn out. We took a break and then we moved on to a video where we walked a mile. It is really easy and fun to do. Who really wants to walk out in the heat we are having? Not me!

So now I must say I feel great! I love free stuff and free stuff that makes you feel great at the same time is just awesome! I think the walking a mile exercise will be a daily routine. I know my daughter will do it with me. Also because I homeschool it is an added bonus because my kids can have a great workout for a Physical Education.

So now my goal for myself will be to walk at least 1 mile every day. It only took 20 minutes out of my day. While I was working out my baby was crawling around smiling at me. So it even entertained him.

Here is some info taken from Exercise TV about getting it on a Samsung TV...

ExerciseTV is now free with your new Samsung Connected TV and available to download in the Samsung App Store.”

36 assets in 6 categories: Abs, Walking, Cardio, Yoga, Toning, Strength. There is search functionality and a new interactive design. Also there is the 10 Pound Slimdown workout plan integrated into the app with a calendar to keep track of your workouts. It looks like there are 15 minis including circuits and 16 full length, and (5) 10 Pound Slimdown assets that you can work out to from the comfort of your home using your ConnectedTV!

So what do you do for exercise on a daily basis?

The Rolling Pin: This is so my son

This is total random but I couldn't resist posting it. My son does this and tries to stand on his head while we hold his feet. It looks like he is hanging by his toes rolling. Anyone else have a kid who does this?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Guest Post: Frugal Deals for Mom

Guest Post By: Amanda Bradbury of All Frugal Stuff

Every mom needs to pamper herself every once in a while. Moms can get with friends to have a manicure/pedicure day or do a manicure/pedicure at home inexpensively. Doing a French manicure and pedicure costs very little at home and can be accomplished very easily either by you or with the help of a friend. Look for daily deals from Groupon, Living Social and Eversave to pamper yourself inexpensively. You can often get deals for a massage, manicure/pedicure or a trip to the spa for half price or better.

There are also tons of special deal buying websites especially for moms, here’s a couple to try that have deals directed at moms:

- Daily Deals for Moms
- Plum District
- Deals Among Moms
- Zulily

If you’re a planner and need help staying organized you can find lots of free printable home management forms online for just about every aspect of managing a home from a grocery shopping list, menu plan, to do lists and emergency contact information that you can print out at home for free. Here are two great resources for several different kinds of free printables:

- $5 Dollar Dinners
- Organizing Your Way
- Design Finch

Thanks Amanda for your post. I can't wait to check out some of the sites mentioned in your post.

*If there is anyone that would like to have a guest post on Mom's Point of View let me know. I am looking for anything that would be great tips for moms. I will feature you on my side bar to the right for the week. Please make sure to visit All Frugal Stuff.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Family Friday

So I have decided to let you learn a little about my family on Fridays. I will post a picture or something that I think is worth mentioning about my family on Fridays.

I am a mom of 4. As you can see 1 little girl and 3 boys. (ages 8, 5, 2, and 8 months on the 6th) I have been married to my husband for 9 years.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

JewelMint for a Mom (review)

So what is JewelMint? JewelMint is an exclusive jewelry club created by Kate Bosworth (actress and fashionista) and Cher Coulter (celebrity stylist and designer). For just $29.99 a month you can receive a piece of jewelry, get style tips, weekly trend reports and behind the scene peeks. Each month you can receive personalize selections to choose from and if you don't find a piece that you like you can skip the month with no charge. Shipping is free.

If you are interested in JewelMint the first thing you should do is take the Style Quiz. The quiz will take you through a few questions that will allow you to find pieces that are a fit for you. After the quiz you will be given a Showroom with different pieces that go along with the answers you gave while taking the style quiz. You will also receive suggestions each month that go along with the quiz you take in the beginning.

Now you have some info on JewelMint let me get to my review. I am far from being a fashionista. I am your average mom who likes to wear jewelry every now and then. I am a mom of 4 and I homeschool. So I am sure you have guessed, I am not one that has a lot of time on my hands.

With little ones ages 8, 5, 2, and 8 months it is hard to find not only the time to shop but to find jewelry that would be ideal to wear with little ones. As a mother I am always pulling hands away from the "pretties" (that is what we call jewelry). I am always on the look out for things that will be indestructible or at the least something that will also help to distract a little who is on the verge of a breakdown.

So I browsed JewelMint and found a few pieces that I felt comfortable to wear as a mom. I received my pieces over the weekend and wore a few of the pieces together while at church. Yep church. Is there a better time you could think of on the weekend to not only look your best but also entertain a child who you need to keep quiet?

The pieces I wore Sunday were Opera Pearl Necklace and Windsor Set. The Opera Pearl Necklace I wore doubled up so it wasn't so long. If I wore it long while holding my 8 month old it would have just ended up getting him tangled in it. Also it kept his attention away from my earrings that were in the Windsor set. One of my fears is having my ear ripped in half by a kid yanking out my earring. *shudder* It is a beautiful pearl necklace.

The Windsor set came with earrings and a bracelet. The earrings were fun because they were like lockets. It opened up to so you could put a picture inside. Of course my husband brought up a good point about the earrings. He said "would you go up to someone and say here open up my earring and try not to pull it out of my ear while looking at the pictures." Hmm makes you think. I love the idea of putting pictures in the earrings but his point made sense when I have a fear of earrings being ripped out of my ear. I think if you have pictures in them it is mainly for you not other people to care about. The earrings have a beautiful design on them. The bracelet that comes with the set is just as beautiful. There is a clear crystal in the middle of the bracelet.

The other piece that I received from JewelMint was the Garden Patch Trio. I think that this set of 3 bracelets is perfect for a mom. I can say that it made me feel that I finally found my indestructible jewelry. These are solid bracelets wrapped in different cloth. My kids could play with them without the fear of any of them breaking easy. Not only did these bracelets get my attention but they got the attention of my 8 year old little girl. So as you know I stated I am not a fashionista but she is! Yes she is 8 but she has already decided she is going to be a fashion model. Ok not just a fashion model but a "princess" fashion model. I agree she is a beautiful princess and she has a better sense of style than her mother.

*A special offer just for you for visiting my blog and reading my review on JewelMint you can receive 50% off of your first piece of JewelMint jewelery by going here
and entering the code MomsPointOfView50

So here are some pictures...

It came shipped in this lovely mint colored box

Windsor Set

Opera Pearl Necklace

Garden Patch Trio

Me wearing the Windsor Set and Opera Pearl Necklace

Close up of earring

Close up of bracelet

Close up of necklace

My fashionista showing of the Garden Patch Trio

*I received these pieces of jewelry free for review purposes only. These are all my own opinions and I was not compensated for my opinion. I even picked out the pieces that I thought would fit me personally being a mom.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday: Do you like to wander around the web? You do? So do I. Here are some things you should check out.

Trying to Stay Calm is Giving away a $25 JCPenny gift card.

Free Stuff:
Stephanie from Metropolitan Mama is letting bloggers download her ebook for beginners free.

Crafts and such:
Kinderpendent: has a tutorial on cute little daily dividers.

Blue Cloud: has an easy how to Polaroid magnets.

Where Nothing Good Comes Easy: Vent about housework and cleaning schedule (I so need a schedule)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blogging World Thoughts

Just a few thoughts as I try to expand my followers and people that I follow...

The blogging world is a happening place! I am a new blogger and pretty shy person. I kind of get overwhelmed in crowds when trying to find my place. Sometimes it is hard for me to find a place even in the cyber world. I am hoping that it will be the same as always I will just get along with everyone. I believe I am a pretty likable person :)

I am excited to expand my knowledge of blogging so if you have any tips for a newbie please feel free to share. If you decide to follow me let me know and I will be more than happy to follow you as well.

For this Monday go over to The Measuring Flower and follow the Blog Hop

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