Monday, May 31, 2010

new pics of bai

Saturday, May 29, 2010

HINT water Review

Anyone who knows me knows that i love drinking water, and i especially love flavored water.I could go through a 24 pack of flavored water a day ( and i have once before ).
I recently came across this really awesome unsweetened,calorie free water called HINT and just HAD to try it.
I contacted Hint to do a review of their water and they sent me three bottles. One "Pomegranate-Tangerine" (thank's hint...pomegranate is my Favorite flavor of ANYTHING!)  a "watermelon" and a " blackberry"

First bottle for me to try? OF COURSE it was the pomegranate tangerine.. *opens bottle*.....*takes a sip*... AHH...refreshing . It has a small *hint* of flavor..It's barely there but it is there, and that's the way i like it.. i am not a big fan of the water's that make the flavor overpower the actual water.

Here is a quote from the hint website . "The idea behind Hint is simple: pure water, nature's original refreshment, accented with a hint of natural flavor. No sugar,No artificial sweeteners: Hint is a refreshing alternative to sodas, juice and other sweetened drinks and it tastes great. "

Hint water comes in 10 flavors
*Strawberry Kiwi
*Mango Grapefruit
*Pomegranate Tangerine
*Honeydew Citrus
*Rasberry Lime

If you would like to learn more about hint  please feel free to
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B.) Follow on Twitter
C.) Check out their youtube page
D.) Check out  their Blog
E.) Go to their Website

I truly recommend hint water to anybody that loves flavored water! Especially if you give your baby flavored water, this is the best option for them! :]

*I was sent three bottles of hint water for review, i was in no other way compensated for this blog. All opinions are 100% my own*

Bandangels Review

I recently found out about these really cute bandaids called bandangels. They come in a box of 20 and have three different bible verses on them -

I recieved a box today in the mail to review and  let me say ...they are the CUTEST things EVER.
My cousins are big on going to sunday school and bible camp, and they are for sure going to LOVE these bandaids when they see them ( 'cause they are also big on getting dirty and getting scraped up...but what boys aren't lol ) 
These bandaids are beyond unique, i highly doubt you will find any bandaid that compares to these...
I highly recommend these bandaids to anyone, but especially to those who work in a church ( They'd be great to stock up on during bible camp! )

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

(almost)wordless wednsday

Bailey and i tryed something new recently..can you guess what it is?

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's like netflix..for books!!

So i know alot of the people who view my blog LOVE to read, and some of your are in book groups.

I myself am a huge fan of reading as well, and that includes 10 page books with 6 words per page and big pictures!(yes, i'm referring to the books my 10 month old and i read together :] )-

Recently i came across this really cool site called BookSwim . This site delivers book's to your door, whether they be paperback,hardback,and now they even do college textbooks!!
They have books for everybody, some of the category of books are
You can see the full list of Categorys Here .

The price of the different BookSwim memberships In my opinion are very reasonable, especially if you love to read but have kids at home and can't find the time to sneak away by yourself to get to a library! 
They Have Four Plans. Light Reader, Casual Reader, AVID Reader, and DEVOUT Reader.
The Avid Reader Plan And price is as follows
 $35.95/month,7 books at a time,Unlimited reading,No due dates,No late fees,No shipping fees!
I think that is pretty darn awesome..7 books to your door at a time, You don't ever have to worry about being late on returning and you don't have to pay to ship the books back when you are done!
You can see the full list of Plans And Pricings Here 

Do you have a family member or friend who has a birthday or special event coming up and you dont know what to get them? Well, do they like to read?  BookSwim even does Gift Cards! You can do it for father's day, birthday's, or just because you care!! What better way to say i love you to someone who likes to read, then a chance to have their choice of books delivered to their door as often as they need them!
I ask that you hurry over and become a member yourself, and recommend this to your friends, you won't regret it!!
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Charm Factory - Review & Giveaway. Open to US residents only.

I have always been a big fan of bracelet's, especially charm bracelets.They can hold so much meaning, as charms can be gifted by family and friends, or you can get one on a vacation to remember it...
I was given the oppurtunity to review a charm bracelet from Charm Factory . 
I was given the choice to review any finished bracelet..I looked them all over and saw that they had a breast cancer awareness bracelet AND an autism awareness bracelet..I could not choose between the two so...
I chose the finished awareness bracelet (located here)

I was so excited to see it came in the mail today ( VERY fast shipping ).
It is a strong sterling silver bracelet -"Our experienced professional jewelers handmake each and every theme charm bracelet.  All of our charms and bracelets are made from .925 sterling silver, the highest quality silver available. " - Charm Factory

When i saw the bracelet in it's box..i was afraid to touch it, not because it looked cheap..but because it is so beautiful...

Wanna know my FAVORITE thing about these charm bracelets? MADE IN THE U.S.A! & LEAD FREE :) How much better could you get!!

I encourage EVERYONE to go to charm factory's website and check out the items, The prices are WONDERFUL.. I was surprised at the price of the product compared to would really expect to pay more for this!! 

The people at Charm Factory are so kind , that they are going to give one lucky reader their choice of finished bracelet! * Located here*
PLEASE remember to include an email address to contact you at unless you have a google connect account that lists your email addy !THANK YOU!

Mandatory entry :YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS ENTRY FIRST OR ALL OTHER ENTRY'S WILL BE DELETED!  -Fan Charm Factory on FB and let them know LAAPM sent you : )

Extra entrys;

* Fan LAAPM on FB
* Follow LAAPM  with Google Connect ( Top of page)
*Go to Charm Factory's website and tell me which is your favorite charm or finished bracelet :)
* (Worth 2 entries!) Follow Charm Factory on TWITTER - Leave two comments(same comment twice) with your Twitter name .

 Contest ends on May 29th,2010 @ noon.winner will be announced shortly after : )

Friday, May 21, 2010

Interview With The Creator of baby jacks blankets AND a giveaway!!!

I had the opportunity to interview the owner/creator of " baby jack blankets"  and here is that interview :

1.)First, tell me a little about yourself, who you are,what you do for fun other than making baby jack blankets :)
My name is Kelley and I am a stay at home mom. I enjoy life with my 15 month old son and amazing husband of three years, Brian. I enjoy traveling, watching movies & my TV shows and scrapbooking with my Mother in law. I am a celebrity junkie and get daily updates on Facebook from I am a very organized person and enjoy planning any sort of party, playdate or celebration and usually go overboard with decorations. Love is in the deails, right?

2.) What made you start making blanket's?
My son was born in February 2009 and upon my return from maternity leave, I as let go from my job of four years as a marketing assistant. I understood that in this recession, times are tough so I decided to turn lemons into lemonade; I used this time to educate myself and find a different creative outlet, sewing.

3.)Why the name " baby jack " ?
My son's name is Jackson and whenever his Nana (Grandma Nancy) would visit, she would say "Oh there's my baby Jack" and it just stuck. I needed a name that would continue to inspire me the way my son does on a daily basis. He's the "CEO" of the biz.. lol

4.)What is your favorite 2 fabric prints to use for blankets?
I believe that I have a fabric for every little one's personality. The problem is that their personalities are emerging. Some days my favorite fabric for Jack is Sesame Street or Toy Story, other days it's the ABCs Blue pattern I use to educate him while we snuggle or the Wisconsin Badgers. According to his dad, he'll be a Badger fan for life so he sleeps with that one every night.

If I had a little girl, I would choose the Sweet Sayings pattern or the May Flowers w/ green minky dot backing. It reminds me of a bed of flowers. So cute!

5.)What are the prices of baby jack products??
I sell three products: 1) square handies that start at $3 and up. 2) basic blankets are 19" x 29" and are $18 and up w/ $3 charge for minky dot backing. 3) double blankets are 30" x 36" and are $40. 

My basic blankets are the items that I promote the most. To me, they are the perfect size for the crib, stroller or car seat and are not bulky and easy to travel with. My son Jack has one in every room of the house and in each car!

I offer alot of discounts on my facebook fan page so please visit us for daily promos.  Also, I am always happy to customize your order.

6.)When you started  making blankets did you ever think you'd turn it into a job instead of just a hobby??
I still consider making baby Jack blankets as a hobby. I am still continuing to build my fan base and increase traffic to my websites. I feel that this will always be a hobby to me as long as I am enjoying it. It's my creative outlet and I find it amazing that i get paid for doing it. I get so much joy seeing how happy my creations make my customers and the greatest compliment to me is seeing pictures of little ones with their blanket. That to me is worth a lot more than the money it brings in.

-You can include any other info you'd like  :)
Just recently I started the Handie of the Month Club. For a flat fee of $30, each member will receive one handie each month. I will post pictures of one girl & boy handie that they can choose from. That is 12 handies for $2.50 each! (They normally sell for $3 and up! and includes shipping!) Just visit SHOP NOW tab and subscribe via paypal.

One lucky reader will win a I love mommy and daddy blanket with pink minky backing!!

Extra entry - Fan Life as a preemies mom on fb ( or comment if you already are .)

Extra entry - Follow my blog via google connect and leave me ur s/n

Extra entry - Look at the blankets on Baby Jack Fb fabric album and tell me which one is your favorite :)

Givaway ends on 5-26-2010 at noon ..... Good luck!!!! :}

Email address must be added in comments if you do not have a google connect account that i can contact!