Saturday, May 7, 2011

Getting back to the blog

I have been away for some time now, and I have missed doing reviews, and giveaways, but even more so just blogging about random things that come to mind. I recently  graduated college with my Associates Degree of Science; Nursing. I am so excited to check that off my list and actually get to work! I graduated last night, and it feels weird not having a million and one things to do....almost eerie. So I need to make me a list and get going on it. I look forward to getting back into the swing of things... Keep your eyes open for great things to come! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Evora Plus, & Evora kids Review & Giveaway!

 Who wants whiter teeth, fresher breath, and  better over all oral health? I DO!
You've probably heard about probiotics for your digestive health, but have you ever considered probiotics for your dental health?

What does it do?  Evora Plus is a mini melt away mint that contains freeze dried probiotics. The probiotics are active bacteria cultures that attach themselves to teeth and gum tissue.  By doing this it disrupts harmful bacteria and promotes gum and tooth health.  A plus to this product is the fresh minty taste and the fact that it will whiten your teeth!  Unlike a mouthwash the benefits of this product last all day.  It is safe for use with veneers, braces, dentures and caps.

I contacted Evora about reviewing their product, and they generously sent me a package of the Evora Plus & Evora kids. I enjoyed using the mints and I also shared them with several of my nursing school friends, only one was not a fan, she said it tasted like vegetables LOL The others said it wasn't bad, and they liked everything that it claimed to offer.  Some people did think that it had a little different after taste too it, but over all most everyone thought it wasn't a bad product and really liked the healthy benefits, and whitening effects attached to a mint!

I personally really enjoyed using Evora Plus, and plan to continue to use it! I do believe that it made my teeth noticeably whiter, and I stayed healthy throughout the first part of cold & flu season. I prefer products that are more homeopathic as opposed to chemically manufactured. 

What is Evora Kids?Evora Kids is a probiotic dental chew geared toward children 3-10 years of age. If you are a parent, you know that your child may not always brush well. There are also places that brushing and flossing just can't always reach. Evora Kids can help keep the balance of good and bad bacteria in check, which is a good thing since an over population of bad bacteria can lead to dental decay.
 My kids love when I review stuff so they too were excited to try the Evora kids!  They graciously sent me a box of Evora kids wild very cherry berry to try. My children are ages 13,11,8, and 2. It is  the same for the kids, 1 tablet twice a day after you have brushed your teeth, the kids said it tasted pretty good, they didn't make any YUCK faces (lol) they actually reminded me some nights that they get one after they have brushed their teeth, that right there speaks volumes!

One thing I really love about Evora Plus and Evora kids is that they do have the probiotics in them, I do believe that probiotics encourage your good bacteria and keep you healthier! Why not add this health promoting mint to your daily regimen, it is easy and affordable!

Now where can YOU buy this mint you ask!? Well Let me answer that for you, you can purchase Evora Plus & Evora kids at GNC, Wal-greens, CVS, Rite- Aid and many other retail stores, you can also purchase it online @

Here is your chance to win  a package of Evora plus, & Evora Plus kids
If you do not know how to enter in the giveaways, then go here:
                       this explains and shows you how to do it properly so all of your entries count! 

                       One entry per post, and make sure you have your email address in that entry!

This is what you have to do:

MANDATORY ENTRY - Tell me why you would like to try Evora products, and "like" Evora Plus on Facebook, tell them sent you!

To earn additional entries you can do the following:

1.) Follow my blog via google friend connect ( located all the way at the bottom of the page.

2.) Follow my blog via networked blogs (located on the right side of this page)

3.) Tell a friend about my blog and have them follow me, or post my blog website to your facebook page.

I will randomly select the lucky winner on Saturday December 10th, I select the winner by using

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Update - Life with a 2 year old in a Hip SPICCA cast

Ok So I have been MIA for a bit, a couple of months to be exact. Brianna our youngest broke her femur over Labor day weekend. She is only 2 years old, and was placed in Hip SPICCA cast. SO life was quite hectic around here having an immobilized 2 year old that needed to be kept busy, happy, and entertained for 8 weeks. We made it through though and I am happy to report that she is once again toddling about. It has been a couple of weeks since the cast came off, and in that time she has relearned how to walk, she still has a little bit of a limp, but the Dr says that as her muscles get stronger it will go away, and within a year if her femur is x-rayed, that you probably wont even be able to tell it was ever broke....

I have a list of people to thank that helped us get through all of this, as a Mom I was a complete mess for the first week or two, I was so sad for my little pumpkin, all I wanted was for her to be running around getting into things again, and I can assure you she has resumed those duties! LOL

Ill be posting my thank you list soon, it is pretty long, but for now here are some pictures to chronicle our 7 weeks in the Cast with Brianna.

                                               Brianna watching her favorite Rock N Learn Video
                                          Since her cast was so wide, she didnt fit in her normal carseat or
                                          stroller, so our main means of getting around was the wagon, her is
                                                                       Bri riding in style!
                                                         Play-Doh became a family affair
                                      Riding her little bike, this was the only way she could get around by herself!
                                     Barbies, Kitchen , puzzles, coloring, and lots of use of our imaginations! 
                                             My Little Picasso, finger painting, FUN but messy!
                                         My Aunt & cousins came up and brought fun games & Lunch!
                                                                  Feeding the Fishies
                                                    Our walk around the nature trail
                                                    Breakfast with Aunt Ashley ♥
                                          Feeding the of our fav. pastimes!
                                              Playing on the swingset at Dana's Halloween party Go Blue!
                                  She actually learned how to roll over in that big ole thing, and army crawl around
                                          Snuggling with her Brother & Sister
                                                 All comfy covered up in the quilt Heather made her.
                                                    Oh and then there was the Lego's!
                                           Lot's of arts & crafts, coloring and STICKERS!
                                          Feeding the Seagulls down by the board walk
                                                 Going for a ride in the wagon with Aunt Kimmy ♥

It was a rough couple of weeks, but we made it through, with the help of our family, friends, and church family. A HUGE thank you to everyone, and a special thanks to Cindy Burleson @ Rock N Learn for sending us a giant care package for Brianna, we used it, and she loved it, and really I think she is smarter because of all the wonderful educational  DVD's  and goodies you sent us ♥ I thought that was a super nice thing to do, and you went above and beyond. I really thought that was a very nice thing for you to do for us :o)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm back, and have some awesome giveaways coming up!

The cast is off, and Brianna is toddling around once again! So that means I will once again have time to do a little blogging. I have some really awesome companies that have let me review their products, and were understanding about me not getting to the reviews right away.... So get ready for an awesome MEGA Review / Giveaway.....and just in time for the Holidays!

Here is a sneak peek just for all of you!

Evora Plus, and Evora kids
Franklin Springs Family Media- Homestead Blessings
Rock N Learn
Soda Stream
Janet Stolley's Designs - Adorable Handmade Matching Dress for your daughter & her doll( Designs fit AG dolls!)
Dee Markijohn's My dolly's closet - Adorable Handmade doll clothes (that fit the AG doll)
Alegria Boots
Cowgirl Chocolates!


So please, invite a friend and stay tuned, let the festivities begin!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Homemade fruit & Veggie wash, as seen on Dr. Oz

I was watching Dr. Oz and he was doing an expose' about cleanliness of grocery stores.  Tongue Tied
They had cameras filming people picking over the fresh produce, etc. I realize that I try to find the right green pepper, or tomato or whatever, and do my share of touching the produce. Of course, I wash it well when I get home ( and don't cough on it in the store...ewww) but I thought I'd look for a little extra help.
I found this- it's easy, inexpensive and it works.
Just wanted to mention it.

Do you want to use a fruit and vegetable wash, but are scared off by the price? Here is how to make your own at a fraction of the price:
You will need a spray bottle. Mix 1 cup of water, 1 cup of White Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon of baking soda, and 1/2 lemon (squeeze all the juice out).

The reason this works is as follows: The acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria and helps to dissolve the wax and pesticide residues found on the skins of many fruits and vegetables.

The benefits of making your own fruit and vegetable wash are that it is cheaper than store-bought washes, cleans more effectively than water alone and is all-natural.

As with all cleaning materials store your fruit and vegetable wash out of the reach of children and ALWAYS label the contents of your spray bottles. Too many accidents happen because a bottle is not labelled and contains some poisonous substance or such.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

WE HAVE A WINNER for the ROCK N LEARN Back to school Giveaway!

Leanne loves you tonight! #38 was the winning post
LLJ said... I posted a message on fb
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Please go to and pick anyone DVD or Audio CD, email that to me along with your mailing onformation, and I will forward it to Rock N Learn! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

Even if you did not win, Rock N Learn would like to offer you a 25% discount on your order.
Simply use this coupon code when checking out @ CLICK HERE to visit ROCK N LEARN 
JQ7711. This offer applies to U.S. Residents only.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

and the winner of Homestead - Blessings Art of Quilting DVD is........Leanne P

The lucky winner of  "Homestead - Blessings The Art Of Quilting DVD is #8 -Leanne

LLJ said...

    On franklin springs media fb page, I left a comment about entering this blog give away and said I like the herb dvd and quilting dvd.
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Congrats to you Leanne, just send me your name, address, and email, and I will forward your info to Franklin Springs