Thursday, February 24, 2011

War and Yesterday's Lunch

We have been the lucky latest winners in the "Whose House Will I Hit Next" virus game.  Both of my girls have had it and it has not been fun.  But, I figured I'd share with you the things that I have learned!

*The virus' goal is to attack when you least suspect it
I think that stomach bugs secretly compete with each other to see which one can catch the most people off guard.  With Piper, her virus tried to win with a "coughing turning into vomiting" spell at 4 am.  But, Colbie's virus was the clear winner with the vomiting all over mommy, the bed, and the floor at 1 am while mommy was in a deep sleep.

*You are going to be puked on
I have given up on trying to get my kids to aim for the trash can, toilet, or a bowl.  These objects are not virus friendly.  My shirt and hair, however, are like vomit magnets.

*Towels are your best friend
And the more friends you have, the merrier.  You can use them to cover up a virus' mess until you have time to clean and disinfect it.  And, it is a lot easier to change towels than shirts.

*A call to the Dr.'s office is going to do you no good
First off,  the virus will almost always wait until the middle of the night or the weekend to hit.  By the time the on call Dr. gets back to you, the virus has stopped doing it's thing.  Once in a blue moon, you will get a inexperienced virus that makes it's appearance on a Monday at 10 am.  But, even then, they may only tell you to watch for signs of dehydration.  So educate yourself on signs to watch for ( Dr. Sears' website has a lot of information).

And last but not least-

*You are going to have a turn with the virus, too
Only the lucky few escape a virus attack unscathed.

If you find yourself at war with the dreaded stomach virus in the near future, good luck!  And if you have any tried and true battle tips, share them.  I am always looking for new items to add to my arsenal.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: What we've been up to!

Flying to snow country!

Lots of snow!

Trying out new hair clips
Yay for Toy Story for her birthday
Happy Birthday, Colbie!


Piper being cute (and mischievous) 

Apparently, Sprinkles are good on anything

Splashing in the tub


And this?  Well, this is Colbie's face she makes when she wants something

Friday, November 12, 2010


Soooo, I have been missing in action as far as the internet world is concerned.  I've been trying to address some areas in real life that needed desperate attention, and blogging, tweeting, and facebook were not helping.

As all of my regular readers know, I am a horrible housekeeper.  In my blog absence, I was able to actually clean up!  (Please hold while I pat myself on the back!)

I want deperately for my daughters to be neater and more organized than I am.  This is very important to me. I've struggled with how to accomplish this since I suck at organization.  Well, I asked a friend of mine whose kids do pick up after themselves how she managed to do it.  Her answer was amazingly simple, I can't believe it didn't occur to me...

She told me that she makes them pick up after themselves.

Well, duh.  As parents, aren't WE responsible for our children's actions?  I took what she said and put it in action.  Sure, sometimes Piper complains about having to pick up her room, but every night her toys and things are neatly put away where they belong.  I'm hoping this trend will continue. =)

But, I'm happy to say that I am back!  I have several reviews to share with you and, of course, more stories about the kiddos!  Here's to a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Sorry for the delay, but it has been very busy!

The winner of the $50 Visa Gift Card was comment #120- David

The winner of the Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels was entry #13 - Jessica S.

The winners have been contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to respond.  Thanks for all the entries!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: I need to get ready to go!

After watching me get ready, Piper informed me that she needed to get ready to go, too.  I tried to tell her than when it comes to makeup less is more.  She didn't listen, obviously!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Giveaway! $50 Visa Gift Card


This a quick giveaway!  My hubby needs "likes" on his Cuervo Games' team's page.  So, what better way to help him out than to enlist your help?  This one is going to end on Wednesday at 4:59 pm EST so hurry up and get your entries!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Poo~Pourri Jr. Little Stinker

Dirty diapers really know how to stink up a room.  And the containers that hold those dirty diapers?  They'll take your breath away!  When I put my dirty diapers in the wash, the smell burns my nose.  And even after the diaper pail is empty the smell lingers.  Filling it up with hot water and a few drops of tea tree oil gets rid of the smell, but that doesn't get done very often because I am so lazy busy.  I really want something that would easily and quickly get rid of the smell.

Poo~Pourri was founded by Suzy Batiz and her brother in law Sergio Batiz.  Together they developed a formula that uses essential oils to combat odors.  This stuff isn't designed to cover up odors, but to eliminate them.  The main product in the Poo~Pourri line is the Before-You-Go spray.  When sprayed into the toilet, Before-You-Go creates an odor blocking film on the water.  There are different varieties of Before-You-Go featuring different essential oil blends.  I would love to try the Royal Flush.  It  uses eucalyptus and spearmint, two of my favorite essential oils!

I was sent Poo~Pourri Jr. Little Stinker, a soiled diaper odor eliminator, to try out.  According to their website, Little Stinker i

  • a soiled diaper deodorizer with natural anti-bacterial essential oils such as Bergamot, Leomongrass and Grapefruit. 
  • will quickly eliminate the source of odor causing bacteria in cloth and plastic diapers by spraying on soiled diaper before disposal 
  • safe for cloth diapers
  • uses all natural ingredients
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable
I was skeptical that Poo~Pourri Little Stinker could actually knock out the odor coming from diaper pail, but I was willing to try it.  After dumping my diapers in the washing machine, I took a big whiff of the diaper pail.  It was pretty rough.  The ammonia smell was breath taking and not in a good way.  I spritzed one squirt of Little Stinker into the diaper pail and in the name of science took another deep breath.  The ammonia smell was gone.  So, I stuck my head into the diaper pail.  Still no ammonia smell.  All I could smell was the scent of the Little Stinker spray which reminded me of Fruit Loops cereal.  Yummy!  Since that first spray, I have used the Little Stinker spray for my wet bag that goes in my diaper bag, on heavily soiled cloth diapers, and even the training potty.  It is an awesome product that I love!  But don't think you have to use cloth diapers to need this.  Think about your Diaper Genie or Diaper Champ.  Couldn't they use some Little Stinker love?

Buy it:
You can purchase any of the available Poo~Pourri varieties from the Poo~Pourri website.  I honestly think it would make a great stocking stuffer.  I have someone in mind who would get a kick out of it (and I hope use it, too!)

Win it:

You can win your very own bottle of Little Stinker here! 

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