Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Hussle and Bustle

I don't know about anyone else but I am kindof glad that the Holiday CRAZINESS is slowing coming to an end. It is sad to me that so many people turn into grouches this time of year and are so rude to everyone that they come in contact with. While in a store last week, I had someone turn a corner and run right into the back of my foot with a shopping cart. He was going so fast that it actually cut the back of my foot. I turned around and the guy said "Get out of my way!! I can't believe you are in my way!!" Excuse me?? You ran into me, not the other way around, I was so not happy. Then, of course, I saw him again a few minutes later and he practically grabbed something out of my hand and said "I saw that first." SERIOUSLY?? Where is the Christmas happiness. I wish that we could all dispense from the commercialism of Christmas and remember the Reason for the Season, and that is Jesus Christ and the miracle of HIS birth for us all. May we rememeber that CHRISTmas starts with Christ and that HE is the reason for our fun season. Merry CHRISTmas to all!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Eden Loves Blogger Promotion

***This post is for adults only, please stop reading if you are under the age of 18, thanks!***

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How many of you LOVE free things?? I know that I do!! Eden Fantasys is a wonderful place to get some free things just for having an opinion about their products. Sounds too good to be true?? Well its not!! The Eden Loves Bloggers program allows you to do just that. You write a review about a product that you received, you can talk about one of their forums they have on their website, or just any thing else you would like to discuss on your blog, its that easy!! Check out their Eden Loves Bloggers website to join and become part of their blogging community.
Edenfantasys.com has a variety of products from oils and lubricants, to lingerie, to sex toys and games. All at the click of a button and then shipped directly to your house. They have a few deals going on for the holidays right now too. GO check it out, and join the blogging party for some free things!!

**Disclaimer,I received a gift free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**

Monday, November 28, 2011

"An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo", E-Book review


I love children's books. I have avery large collection of childrens books and I seem to add to it more and more. Thats why I was more than happy to review "An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo", written by Jeannette Ramirez, Illustrated by The AIC College of Design. This book is so adorable. Every letter has an animal attached to it and the book is in perfect limerick writing. The drawings are amazing, the artist did a fantastic job.
I read this book to a group of two and three year olds at my child care center and they loved it!! Along with the book came a coloring book that followed all the pages and the animals so you can choose which animal is your favorite and then color the page that goes along with it. The kids had a fun time hearing about the different animals and the silly things that they do at the Zoo. Their favorite one was the "G" Gorilla
"A Gorilla is looking at me
And if I touch my nose, so does he.
When I stick out my tongue
He does too, for among
Other things, he's as smart as can be."
The picture of the Gorilla is him picking his nose!!!

After we were done reading the book, the kids all choose which animal they wanted to color from the book and then we made a little zoo on the bulletin board of all their pictures.
I would reccommend this book to EVERYONE! The pictures alone are worth it.
Now that Kindles, Nooks, and Ipad tablets are in color you can get the book and see the beautiful pictures for yourself.
You Check out their Sales Page Here

There is also a YOU TUBE Video

**Disclaimer,I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Slippery Willie's Stupid Ugly Shoes," E-Book Review



I love children's books and finding new children's books that I have not heard of before so when I was given the opportunity to review "Slippery Willie's Stupid Ugly Shoes" I was pretty excited. This book is written by Larry Petereson and this is his debut children's book.


Slippery Willie Synopsis:
Willie Wiggles hates his slippery feet. He just slips, slides and spins all over the place. But what he hates even more are the special shoes that have been made for him that will help him to walk just like all the other kids. Willie thinks that they are the "stupidest, ugliest shoes in the whole world."


Larry Peterson Bio:
Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As a freelancer, he has written many newspaper columns for local publications. Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes is his first children’s book. Peterson has lived in Pinellas Park, Florida for the past 28 years.

I read this book to one of the three year old pre-school classes at my child care center. They laughed their heads off when they were hearing about how Willie slipped and slided all over the place. One of the kid's said that they wanted slippery feet so that they didn't have to clean their room. They could slide away from Mom when she asked them to go to their room and clean. I thought that was pretty clever!!
Once Willie starts wearing the shoes, unfortunately everyone starts laughing at him and said they were the "stupidest, ugliest, shoes they had every seen!" This made Willie really sad and he did not want to wear them ANYMORE!! I don't want to give the ending away so you will have to get the book to find out what happens with Willie.

When we were done with the book we talked as a class about how we need to except everyone's differences. We talked about how everyone is different, some have brown hair, some have blonde, some have red. Some have blue eyes, some have green. Some wear glasses and some have braces, but we are all special and unique. Then the kids made a list for the class of how different we all are and they drew a picture of themselves and how they are different. This book teaches that differences are okay and that its okay to except them.

I really like this book because of the GREAT moral that it gives to the kids. If you want to learn more about the book you can check out more information
Tribute Books Facebook Page

Their Twitter Page

Tribute Blog

**Disclaimer,I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Santizer Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com


I probably wash my hands about 20 times a day, if not more often. Working in a child care center I am either wiping noses, changing diapers, dishing out food, etc, etc, etc!!!! So I am costantly washing my hands and using hand sanitizer all day long! I was really excited when I got the chance to review Prefense Non-Alchol Hand Sanitizer.



This hand sanitizer is a foaming hand sanitizer and does not have that "dry out your hands" feel to it. Also I can put it on once and not worry about how often I wash my hands or get them dirty I am covered for a whole 24 hours, yes thats right, it lasts 24 hours with only one pump!!


I really like this hand sanitizer for a few reason:
1. Alcohol free, that means that I can have the kids use it and its safe for them to put their fingers in their mouth
2. It foams, which is also fun for kids, its make them want to use it
3. It last for 24 hours so I am not putting it on ALL DAY LONG!!! Over and Over and Over again!!

Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is FANTASTIC!! I would reccommend this to ANYONE!!!

You can purchase Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer from their website http://www.prefense.com
You can also purchase it from Amazon

Right now they have a special where you can get the 1.5oz bottle and a container of their hand wipes for only $7.99! This is like buying one and getting one for a $1 since they are both $6.99 each. What a great deal!!

Or you can WIN one of their 8oz bottles here!! Their 8oz bottle has 640 applications so if you only use it once a day (because it lasts 24 hours) then it could last almost 2 years!!





**Disclaimer,I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Python Printable Games-Review



As most of you know, I am the Assistant Director of a Child Care Center here in Salt Lake so when I was asked to do a review on printable games and coloring pages for Fall I was really excited! We are always looking for new and exciting things to have the kids color and take home or just activities to do. I have to say that I was a little disappointed when I actually downloaded the PDF and saw what the 57 pages entailed. Now remember the title for this is "Fall printables, games, coloring pages, and invitations." I was looking forward to some really fun things for my children to play with. Unfortuantely I was pretty dissappointed!!
This is definately NOT geared towards kids AT ALL. Of the 57 pages that were in the PDF only about 15 were kid friendly coloring pages and I would only be able to use about 10 for my classes. All of the games that were included were geared towards adults. Some of the questions I didn't even know the answers to.
You can only access this ebook by being a subscriber of the Python Printable Games newsletter. If you want to see for yourself on these printables you can go to python-printable-games,join their newsletter and get the pages.
If I was planning a party with ADULTS ONLY then I would probably use some of the printables available on this but unforutantely for my child care center I would not use it again. I was very dissappointed.

**Disclaimer,I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions.**



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Reviews and a Giveaway!!!!

I have won 3 giveaways in the last week!!!! Pretty excited about all the wins. To top it off.......drumroll please.....I will be hosting my first giveaway in a week!!! Come back to join in on the fun!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

"A Different Kind of Hero", ebook review



I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to review a new book tiltled "A Different Kind of Hero", written by Leah Beth Evans

This story is about a monkey named Tomagochi who lives in teh rainforest with his friends Peshe the tiger and Mocho the Tucan. Tomagochi was a little sad because he did not feel special at all, he did not feel like he had any special talents or abilities like his friends did. Until one day some mean men came into the rainforest to cut it down and Tomagochi "swings in" and saves the day!!

Here is the bio of the Author
Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.

Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

I read this book toa group of my kids here at the Child Care Center where I work and they LOVED it. They want their teacher to read it to them everyday. They also wanted to have a little fundraiser to raise money to plant trees on our playground!!! I would recommend this book to everyone who wants to teach children to respect appreciate the environment, or to anyone who thinks they are too small wo make a difference. To find out how Tomagochi saves the day you can purchase "A Different Kind of Hero" for yourself!

"A Different Kind of Hero" can be purchased for $14.95
Amazon
Kindle
Ipad
Nook


**Disclaimer,I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions. A BIG thanks to Tribute Books for allowing to do this review for all of you**

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lets Give Thanks

I feel like Thanksgiving is sometimes forgotten because people are way too excited for Christmas. Because of the Thanksgiving season I want to talk about why I am thankful for my best friend.....
*She loves me in good times and bad
*No matter how long we go without taking, we pick it right back up
*She is beautiful!!!!! Inside and out
*She is always 100% honest with me, whether she thinks I should hear it or not
*I know that no matter what she was doing, if I needed her, she would be on the next plane out
Those are just a few, I will post more reasons why I am thankful for her next week!

BrytonPick floss in seconds, REVIEW



We have all done it.....sat in a restaurant and tried to get that small piece of food out of our teeth and have used eveything possible to do it with and usually without solving the problems. Now you can use the wodnerful new product BrytonPick, floss in senconds

From their website:
BRYTONPick – FLOSS In Seconds Advantages:
• Convenient & faster interdental cleaning
• Reusable - up to 30 days, less waste, less environmental impact
• Germ resistant - flexible & thin stainless steel edges
• Portable – go anywhere credit card size carry-pouch

So I have to be honest, when I first tried this I was NOT a fan. It seemed kindof hard to use and it wasn't doing what I wanted it to do. BUT after a couple tries I finally got the hang of it and I really liked it. One thing I really like about it is that is re-useable and it has a little carry pouch. You are not throwning something away EVERYTIME that you use it. I dipped mine in some hydrogen peroxide and then put it back in the little pouch and it fit perfectly in a little pocket in my purse.


The Small size makes it VERY convenient to put in your wallet or right into your purse. I actually think I might need a couple more to put in my glove box just in case I forgot to put it back in my purse. This is a great product and would definately recommend going to their website at
www.brytonpick.com and learn more about it. You can also watch videos on how to use it on their website too or by clicking here http://www.freequicky.com/

http://www.brytonpick.com/floss_in_seconds.html

You can purchase them at the following locations.....
BRYTONPick is available @: Meijer Stores, A&P, Pathmark, Winn Dixie, C&S, Kinney Drugs, Save Mart, CVS.com, Drugstore.com, Pearson Dental Supply & Others

**I received the products I reviewed free of charge in order to do a complete and honest review, and no other compensation of any kind was received. My thoughts are true, honest, and 100% my own and others may have different opinions. A BIG thanks to BrytonPick, floss in seconds for the opportunity to review their product**

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reviews

I am happy to say that I am being sent some children's books to review and a couple other items...as soon as I see them then I will happily join the world of Blogger reviews!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Taco Soup

So the weather is unfortunately starting to change here. Although I do love how green everything is right now and how all the leaves are changing colors, the air is starting to be very crisp and a little cold. When that happens I love to make my taco soup and warm up on the couch with it. One thing I love about it is that you can make it in the crockpot and then come home to it ready to eat. Also it freezes really well so you can double or triple the recipe and freeze it in either individual servings or large servings. Here is the recipe, if you post this to your blog or feed please gie me the credit for it, this is my own recipe

1 lb ground beef
1 can sweet corn
1 can diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro
1 can diced green chillies
3 fresh, chopped jalapeno pepper
1 package taco seasoning


In skillet brown the ground beef and add taco seasoning when finished

In a deep sauce pan or crockpot mix together corn, tomatoes, chillies, and peppers, add one corn can of water and bring to aboil. Once boiling add the ground meat and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. When serving top with fresh grated cheese, fresh avocados, sour cream, and lime flavored tortilla chips.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BLAHHHHHH............

I feel like CRAP today!!! I have a horrible cough and have been throwing up all day.......why does my "nurse" best friend live 750 miles away?? She can't come over and write me a "prescription" to get better. I guess I will just go drink some Juice and feel better without her. Maybe I will call her and see if there is another GREAT idea.....I miss you!!!

Educational insights Giveaway at Two Classy Chicks

Two classy chicks is giving away a “Double Duel A Sound-Alike Word Game” by Learning Resources, this company is an AMAZING educational company and as a school teacher and educator I love their website. Check out Two Classy chicks to read more info!!

http://twoclassychics.com/2011/10/double-duel-sound-alike-word-game-by-learning-resources-review-and-giveaway/

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two CRAZY Women

So I saw this plaque the other day, I so need to go back and buy it for Sunnie for Chrsitmas, it reads.......

"We're two WACKY WOMEN, clinging to each other as if our lives depend on it!"

How true has this been over the past 19 years??

Katie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Petersons Doughnuts and an ice cold glass of milk........

Oh that is so what I need today......a chocolate doughnuts with vanilla frosting and sprinkles from the doughnuts corner. I have had the worst day ever!!!! I wanted to throw my keys at my employers head today and walk out. Why can't things be easier? Why can't credit be given where credit is due? I worked sixty hours last week so that everyone I work with could have a break, or take a day off, or who knows what...and the thanks I get is that I am not working hard enough? Sometimes I wish I could just say screw it and have a sleepover in the loft at my parent's house, what a great idea........I need to build a loft!!!


Katie

Oh HOW I wish you were down the street....

Oh best friend... How I wish you were still just a short drive away... A phone call and a sleep over is what I need right now. It seems like life is so frustrating sometimes. Like I take 10 steps forward only to take 25 steps backwards...

I miss the days when our biggest worries were what to wear to school, which boy we had a crush on and bangs... When the biggest worries of our life were school dances and dresses...

Now its bills, and debt and THE FUTURE... AND what the HECK does it all mean???

Today I am asking myself, am I making the right decisions? Am I on the right track? Is this the right path? What does this ALL IMPOSING FUTURE HOLD??

OY VEY

I miss you

Sunnie

Giveaway on My Silly Monkeys

There is a FREEE and really fun robot giveaway on My Silly Monkeys check out the link below to enter
http://mysillymonkeys.com/2011/09/iloverobots-mechatar-review-giveaway-cleverrobot-spon/.

Katie

Monday, September 26, 2011

Two Classy Chicks Giveaway

Two classy chicks is having a really pretty silver necklace giveaway, follow the link to enter the free giveaway

http://twoclassychics.com/2011/09/sterling-bling-necklace-from-twogirlygirls-review-giveaway/

From San Diego to Salt lake City

In the Summer of 1992, I walked into my Summer School Drama class at Del Dios Middle School. I was a very awkward 12 year old girl and was nervous to start out my junior high school days, especially because not a single face looked familiar at all!! Then it get really bright and happy in the room because Sunnie was there. We became instant friends and it pretty much went downhill from there. We were inseperable from that point on and still remain best friends even though our lives have gone in two different directions
We have now known each other for 19 years and those years could not have been any better. We have been thru pretty much anything your could imagine. More boys and hearbreaks then we could probably care to count, marriage, divorce, service mission, moving 750 miles apart, Graduating Nursing School, Graduating UVU, marriage, and pretty much everything in between.
Because we live so far apart, we never really know what is going on in each other's lives so I have decided to start this blog so that we can keep in touch and know what each other are doing and so that we can let each other know how much we miss and care the other one, even though we may not see each other more than once or twice a year.
Thats why "It's Always Sunnie with Katie"

Katie