August 5, 2014

Wounded Heron - Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Happy Wordless Wednesday.  This great blue heron had a hurt wing and couldn't fly very well, but he sure is pretty. 

Don't forget to enter your #WW post in the linky below and visit some others while you're here.  If you're looking for more linkies, check the tab at the top of blog.

August 1, 2014

The #TLCVoxBox Goodies


I love getting boxes from Influenster.  I received the TLC VoxBox filled with goodies to give yourself some much needed tender loving care.

Neosporin - Neo To Go

Neo To Go
This is a convenient little pain relief you can toss in your purse for when your little one takes a dive off the swing and scrapes their knee.  Just squeeze and spray to stop infection on the go.

Neo To Go is no touch and no sting, which my daughter really likes.

Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother

Avon Anew Reversalist
This is a great product to smooth out wrinkles.  It's like a balm that you pat on your skin and it blurs the look of your wrinkles.

I use it before I put on my makeup in the morning.  It won't make all your wrinkles magically disappear, but it does make a nice noticeable difference.

Ivory Bar Soap

Ivory Bar Soap

Ivory is 99.44% pure clean and simple with no dyes or perfumes.  That's why I've been using Ivory since I was a little girl.  I started using Ivory when I was young because it didn't cause my skin to break out and itch like a lot of other soaps did.

This is why I've been using it ever since and probably why 4 out of 5 moms recommend it.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences

Breyers Gelato Indulgences

I have always wanted to try a gelato and now I wish I wouldn't have waited so long.  I got the vanilla creamy and yummy.  It's a little rich, so I can't eat too much at once.

It's a nice treat for me and the hubby to share after a long day.

Puffs To Go

Puffs To Go
These are perfect to have in the car, your purse or your kid's backpack.

I like the Puffs Plus with lotion because they are soft and smooth.

 Shell Fuel Rewards Newtwork Card

Shell Fuel Rewards Network

This card give you a discount per gallon of gas at Shell stations.  You can also earn 10 cents/gallon for every $50 you spend when dining and 5 cents/gallon shopping the online mall.

Unfortunately, I don't have any nearby Shell stations, but it sounds like a great way to save some cash at the pump.

Disclosure:  I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

June 4, 2014

Airplane Views - Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Happy Wordless Wednesday:)  Feel free to add your photo posts in the linky below and visit some others while you are here.  For more great linkies visit the Wordless Wednesday Linkies tab above.  Have a great hump day!!

I recently had to fly from Texas to Illinois and these are the pictures I took from my window seat.

Airplane View

Airplane View

Airplane View

Airplane View

Airplane View

June 3, 2014

Vitamin C Serum & Organic Rosehip Seed Oil #Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

InstaNatural is an online distributor of six beauty and cosmetic products inspired by nature.  They are committed to bringing you great beauty products made with natural ingredients from around the world.

I tried tried the Vitamin C Serum and the Organic Rosehip Seed Oil.  


The Vitamin C Serum contains 20% vitamin C, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid and organic aloe.  The combination of these ingredients provide benefits beyond just your skin.

  • antioxidant benefits                                                   
  • diminishes dark spots and discoloration
  • nourishes skin 
  • lightens skin for an even complexion
  • made in FDA certified facility

The Rosehip Seed Oil is 100% oraganic.  You can use this moisturizer on your hair, skin and nails.
  • moisturizes dry and damaged skin
  • reduces stretch marks
  • diminishes the look of old marks and scars

I have been using both products for a few weeks and will continue to use them as I am starting to see signs of my skin changing.  The vitamin C serum does make my skin feel softer and maybe even a little bit plumper.

Both products are very easy to apply with the eyedropper.  Just put a couple of drops on your fingertip and rub it on your skin and let it asbsorb. 

I really like the benefits of the rosehip seed oil.  I have been using it on various scars and marks that I have on my legs.  I have become really self conscious about these marks and am so happy to see them lightening.  I am hoping that they will get even lighter with continued use, and then maybe I won't feel so funny wearing my shorts.

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

April 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - New Addition

A friend of ours just welcomed a new baby calf to the family.  He has named his little cow family Mamasita, Jesus and the bull is Big Papi.

new born calf

cow family

mama cow and calf

Happy Wordless Wednesday:) Please link up your photo posts below and visit some more while you're here. If you're looking for more #ww linkies, visit the Wordless Wednesday Linkies tab.

April 29, 2014

Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Glasses #Review

Ozeri Serafino Glasses

As many people do, I must have my morning coffee.  I have a few favorite mugs that I usually rotate, but that has all changed.  I have a new fav that is now the only one for my coffee, and everything else I drink too.

I received the Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Glasses in both 12 and 16 oz. sizes.  These glasses are made mouth-blown borosilicate glass.   Which means they are:

  • durable
  • heat resistant
  • shatter resistant
  • resistant to acids
  • oven and microwave safe
  • dishwasher safe ( though hand washing is preferred)

When I heard double wall, I thought heavy.  That's also what I was expecting when I picked up the box, and it barely weighed anything.  Besides being lightweight, these glasses are shaped to grip easily and comfortably.  Not to mention that they just look neat after pouring in your favorite drink.

Ozeri Serafino glasses

I made sure I put the "perfect for hot or cold beverages" statement to the test, and they passed with flying colors.  I love that these glasses don't sweat and make a mess when having an ice cold drink.  That's a pet peeve of mine.

I also had my hand wrapped around the glass as I poured in my steaming hot coffee without burning my hand or feeling any heat.  Yet my drink inside the glass stays hot or cold.

Since taking them out of the box, I have not used any of my other glasses.  That's another score for Ozeri. Check out my other Ozeri product reviews below.

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Disclosure: I received a free product for review purposes. The opinions are 100% my own based on my own personal experience.

April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Wildflowers

There are patches of wildflowers growing around my yard.  I don't want to mow the grass now because they're so pretty.

Join the Wordless Wednesday fun and link up your photo post below and visit some others while you are here.

April 20, 2014

I'm A Positivity Angel - Jewelry Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

positivity bracelets

"Attitude Is A Choice And POSITIVITY Is Contagious!"

Pass along and share some positivity with Alexa's Angels Positivity Bracelet Sets.  Alexa's Angels was founded in 1995 by Beth Lang selling her jewelry creations.  Since then Beth and "her angels" have grown into a innovative fashion accessory company.  Each jewelry piece is designed to inspire and create connections.  Alexa's Angels is proud to be a company dedicated to creating and supporting programs benefiting women.

The Positivity Bracelets were created after a tornado hit a community in Colorado, where Alexa's Angels is headquartered.  As a way to spread hope and in trying to keep a positive attitude during a tradgedy, the bracelets were an immediate hit.

Alexa's AngelsThese bracelets aren't just for connecting people during a hardship, but also during happy times like weddings and family gatherings.

They make great gifts for family, friends, supporting your favorite cause, or even a fundraiser for your school's sports team.

The bracelets arrived so beautifully packaged as you can see in the photo to the right.  Included with the bracelets is a card explaining Alexa's Angels "pass it on" concept.

Keep one for yourself and share the others.  Have fun passing on the positivity.  I shared mine with my hubby and daughter because I want my family to have a more positive attitude. 

I have always thought of myself as an optimist, but there was a time not that long ago where my positive attitude must have went on vacation without me.  We had some rough years after having our daughter with work layoffs, moves and such things.  It seemed like a domino effect of one bad thing after another with no light at the end of the tunnel.

positivity bracelets
When times are tough like this it's very easy to become negative.  You just keep waiting for the next ball to drop and that's exactly what happens with that kind of negative attitude.

Finally one day I just couldn't take it anymore and told myself that I've got to change this course we're on.

I knew I had to start thinking more positive.  I do believe that the more positive energy you send out, the more you also receive back.

I'll admit it wasn't so easy at first, but I continue  
to get better at it everyday.  And guess what?.....
It really does work.

Just within the last 1 1/2 years, things have continued to improve dramatically, and I can start to see that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

Now on those days when I think my day is taking a turn for the worse, I just look down at my wrist and try to change it all around.  No matter what happens, if you dig deep enough you can always find something positive about the situation.

The bracelets come in sets of 3 in a variety of colors.   They are stretchy and one size fits all, and they did fit my 10 year old's wrist, mine and also my hubby's.  Check them all out <here>. 

The back side of the bracelet directs you to the Share Your Positivity blog.  You'll find inspirational stories, encouragement and other stories of passing on the positivity.  Also share your own positive story, photos or quotes.


Enter to win a Set of 3 Positivity Bracelets below.  Giveaway is open to the U.S. and ends 4/27/14 at 12:00 a.m.  Good Luck!

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

April 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Miniature Golf

Rachel has been wanting to go to the Treasure Island Miniature Golf, so we decided to have a little family outing.

Miniature Golfing
Such Concentration

Miniature Golfing
Dad Giving Rachel His Golf Pro Tips:)

Miniature Golfing
Rachel Looking In On The Sleeping Jailed Pirate

miniature golfing
Hard To Take A Shot With The Pretty Waterfall

Ocean Treasures Shop Giant Mermaid
She Loves Mermaids - This is in front of the Ocean Treasures Shop.

Join in on the Wordless Wednesday fun.  Link up your photo posts below and visit some other bloggers great pictures while you're here.

April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - The Stray

I've come to call my daughter the Pied Piper, as stray animals are always following her home from school.  Usually her followers are gone by the next day, but this little one's trying to take up residence.

Happy Wordless Wednesday.  Link up your posts below and visit some others while you're here.

April 7, 2014

Rhinestone Birthday Girl Tank Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Rhinestone Birthday Girl Tank Top

I'm one of those who likes to announce to everybody when it's my birthday.  I like to make it a big ordeal and wear buttons, hats or anything that says I'm the birthday girl.  I've also learned that this gets me special freebies when out on the town celebrating.

I received a birthday girl rhinestone tank from Advantage Bridal to wear on my big day.  Advantage Bridal is an online retailer of wedding accessories, invitations, party favors, and apparel that specializes in customization.  They offer over 24,000 bridal accessories and thousands of personalized items through their partner sites.

You'll find absolutely everything you could want or need at Advantage Bridal to create your perfect day to remember.  Get your invitations, party favors, gifts, bridal shoes, monogramed apparel and more all in one place for an affordable price.  If you're not wedding shopping, they also offer baby shower items and other personalized gifts.

I was very pleased with the birthday girl rhinestone top.  It is a 100% cotton ribbed tank top and comes in sizes S-2XL.  The rhinestone embroidery is very well done.  I haven't lost any rhinestones during washing or wearing like I always do with most other rhinestone shirts I've owned.

Brithday Girl Tank Outfit

This tank is comfortable and can be worn with so many different things.  You can go for a casual look during the day and then dress it up in the evening if you're going out on the town.  I wore mine with some cute jeans and heels.   

Enter below for a chance to win your own birthday girl rhinestone tank.  Giveway is open to U.S. and ends 4/14/14 at 12:00 a.m.  Good Luck to everyone.

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

March 31, 2014

Ozeri 360 Oscillating Tower Fan #productreview

I received the 360 Tower Fan from Ozeri.  It arrived nicely packaged, as you can see below.  It was very easy to assemble.  The base is two half circles you align and feed the cord through the middle.  Then secure with the three screws and it's ready to go.  It stands 37 in. when assembled.

Tower Fan

Ozeri 360 tower fan remote

Ozeri 360 Oscillation Tower Fan is equiped with micro-blade noise reduction technology.  It also has a color LED display and comes with a handy little remote control that operates the following features. 
  • Speed - 3 comfort settings
  • Timer - set the fan to automatically turn off at a set time.  Increase the time in 30 minute increments up to a maximum of 8 hours.
  • Mode - Choose from 3 different breeze patterns. Normal, nature or sleep.
  • Osc - Set the fan to oscillate at 60, 90, 120 or 360 degrees.
  • Thermostat - Automatically turn the fan on or off based on the target room temperature chosen.
  • Night Mode Display -   Press the dimming button on the remote to dim the icons on the LED screen.
Tower Fan
Tower Fan

I love that this fan osciallates all the way around for the best air circulation.  I can set it in front of the kitchen air conditioner oscillating at 360 degrees and it also cools off the living room and bedroom.  This helps in the use and cost of the window air conditioner. 

If I have the fan in the living room, having the remote is convenient.  I don't have to get up from my favorite television show every time I want to change the speed or mode.  Nor do I have to turn up the volume on the television, because this fan runs smoothly and quietly.    

The fan is very lightweight, so moving it around the house is no problem.  Whether I have the fan on or off, I like being able to look at the screen just to know what the temperature is.

Ozeri offers many great products for your home.   Here are some other of my Ozeri product reviews.

Precision Digital Bathroom Scale
Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
8" Green Earth Frying Pan
4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer

Disclosure:  I received a free product for review purposes.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

March 30, 2014

American Dream Builders $50 Lowes Giveaway

I live in a 2 story brick home with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, theater room and 4 car garage.  Oh, and don't forget the beautifully landscaped yard with swimming pool and playground.  OK, I don't really live there, but that's what my fantasy dream home would look like. 

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show on NBC airing on Sunday at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality. 

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, American Dream Builders follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders! 

Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at 

You will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.

Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

After checking out the clip above, make sure you enter below to win a $50 Lowes gift card.  

Giveaway ends 4/3/14 midnight and is open to the U.S.  Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe's Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - School Picture Day

Happy Wordless Wednesday:)  It was Rachel's school picture day and I can't believe 4th grade is almost over.
Rachel 4th grade

Rachel 3rd grade
Rachel 2nd grade

Rachel Kindergarten
Rachel 1st grade
Rachel pre-K

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