Tuesday, April 29, 2014

First Bzz Agent Box!!!

First Bzz Agent Box (BzzKit) 

Hi Guys! So I recently signed up for Bzz Agent which is a really cool website where you can help create a buzz about products. This is a free website to sign up on https://www.bzzagent.com   After you sign up and take some surveys you will be assigned a product and they will mail you everything that you need. 

I was selected for the Bic Soleil Glow Razors. I made a video of the unboxing. Come back soon for a whole review. I am so excited to try the product!  

I just wanted to share this video with you because I really enjoy getting mail and I love getting free stuff even more. So if there is anyone who was curious about this website it is real. I really got a box in the mail. I did not have to enter any credit card info or anything. It seems really awesome so far. I  will give away 1 coupon each to the first 5 people who comment. 
Try out the product and let me know what you think!  

Here is the unboxing: 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Creating a Sticky Childhood

Creating a Sticky Childhood

I know that you are probably reading this title thinking "Hey my kids are sticky right now. They are covered in Syrup or Peaches or whatever" No that is not the sticky I mean.

At my old job once a quarter the head honchos would come and visit us lowly workers. We would have a two-hour meeting where they basically fluffed us and got us energized to make it through the next quarter.  These meeting always came right as morale was going down. It was always the time of the quarter where things have gotten boring.

Well at the last quarterly meeting, the "Top Dog" was talking about “Creating a Sticky Experience” for the client. Every interaction should be meaningful and stick with them. At the time of this meeting I didn’t get it. Now that I have had sometime to reflect I know this carries over to my new job "Mommy CEO". My job is to create Sticky Experiences for my boys. I want to do things that they can remember and will stay with them forever.

When they do leave the nest what things will they remember? I’m sure that they remember big things like trips to Disney or Lego Land. But they also remember little things like the times we paid the toll for the car behind us. He remembers the time Dad brought a pizza for the hungry family. That time we helped Grandpa paint his house.

I want to make sure that I do things in my everyday life that are creating the right kind of sticky experiences for my kids. I want to teach them to pay it forward. It is so important.  

Ask your kids about their favorite times with Mom and Dad? Comment Below what they said.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spanish Rice-A-Roni Meal

Hello Everyone!!! I am so excited to share with you a favorite meal in my house. This is something we eat at least 3 or 4 times a month. 

It all started while I was pregnant and on a serious Rice A Roni kick. I ate it all the time when I was a kid and wanted it all the time. My poor husband wanted a variety so we tried the recipe and IT WAS AMAZING!! This is such an inexpensive meal it costs about 7 dollars and feeds 4-5 people. We always have left overs for lunch the next day. 

All you need is:

  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 Green Pepper diced 
  • 1 box of Rice a Roni Spanish Rice
  • 2 cups of water 
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes 
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef 

Just brown the ground beef and drain. Add the Rice a Roni, tomatoes, water, onion, seasoning and bring to a boil. Than simmer for about 15 mins.  Then add in the onion and peppers and stir leave there for about 5 minutes and voila AMAZING dinner!!!! The onions and green peppers are still nice and crunchy in contrast with the flavorful tomatoes. 

This is my go to meal on a budget (read cheap LOL). So share with me your favorite "oh gosh we are broke meal"! I would love some new ideas. Also tell me if you try the recipe 

Weekly Menu for 4/14/14-4/18/14

This weeks Menu. 

Monday-Spanish Rice One Pot Meal- I found this recipe on the back of the Rice A Roni Box and It is so good. It is my new favorite quick fix dinner. It makes a lot and doesn't cost a lot.

Tuesday- Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Linguini Noodles and a White wine garlic sauce- Sounds super fancy but it is super duper easy!! I know that it shows Tilapia in the picture but it's going to be chicken. Last time I made it with Tilapia. 

Wednesday- Swedish Meatballs- THis is a recipe I found on Pinterest. I made it before and it was really really good. 

Thursday- Shake and Bake Chicken Thighs with Mac and Cheese and Broccoli 

I don't know about Friday. I have a feeling that it will be a pizza night. I have a lot of cooking for Easter :) 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What's in your diaper bag?

What’s in your Diaper Bag??????????

So it’s Saturday night and I am packing the diaper bag for church tomorrow and I thought this is the perfect time to do a “What’s in your bag?” post. Yay!! I am pretty excited for this post.

So William is 7months old now so this pertains more to an older baby.

 The bag is the Skip Hop Waverly Diaper Bag - Organic Dot. I got it at Babies R Us when I was still pregnant. I LOVE this bag there is so much room in it. I can not find the same bag on the skip hop website, but I did find it on the Babies R Us website  (here).   


Ok so inside the bag:

Food Snacks:

·       Gerber Puffs (These are baby crack!!) I keep these in my bag incase we stop somewhere to get something to eat or have a long wait. He loves these things.

·       1 container of Gerber stage 2 baby food. Mixed Veggies At home he eats home-made but these don’t need to be refrigerated)

·       1 Spoon 

·       Cheerios (he loves cheerios!!!)

·       A bottle of water

·       2 sippy cups (Tommee Tippy and Nuby)


His Stuff:


·        5 diapers

·       Desitin

·       A&D

·       Wipes

·       Boogie Wipes (AMAZING saline wipes)

·       Johnson and Johnson hand and face wipes (these smell amazing!)

·       I sandwich bag with a onsie, bib and pair of socks)

·       2 teethers 

·       a snuggle toy and rattle

My Stuff:

·       Extra T-shirt Seriously the best thing I can pack I use it all the time.

·       Deodorant (breast feeding makes me SOOO hot)

·       Lipgloss

·       Cell phone

·       Stappy wallet

·       Hand lotion

·        Always infinity Pads (just in case aunt flo comes to town)

·       pen and pad


·       Clorox Wipes



So what is in your diaper bag? What things did I forget?  Share below in the comments section!

P.S: I will be making a youtube video about this to show how I put everything in the bag. I'll link it here once I'm done :) 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello Everyone! How are you doing?  We are doing great here. Little Will is crawling everywhere now So I have to start baby proofing. I can not believe that he is 7 months old already.

Also Steven turned 7 last week!!! He is getting so big. I cannot believe it my little baby is not a baby anymore.  I want to post some pictures and talk a little bit about what our birthday traditions are in our home.  

It all started for his 2nd Birthday. He had two working parents and neither of us could get the whole day off. We felt terrible so the night before his birthday while he was sleeping we decorated the entire house with balloons and streamers.  So when he woke up it felt like a party. Anyway we have done that every single year since then. He loves it and loves getting to open presents first thing J  The weekend before his birthday he had “Man Day” with my husband. Man Day is where its just the two of them doing man stuff. Hair cuts, mini golf, breakfast at waffle house.

This year we went with the Avengers Theme.

He really wants to make his own video blog so we got him a starter video camera. One that is not too expensive but captures pretty good images. He loves it so far. He is actually really into photography and videography so we will see where this passion takes him.

 So tell me.  What are the birthday traditions in your house? How do you celebrate birthdays?

What are your kids really into right now?