Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dragonfly Soaps Review and Giveaway - Winner!!

 Winner is... Ashley S! -She has been contacted.

I have a special place in my heart for homemade soaps. It takes so much time and effort. I love the way homemade soaps feel on my skin and the way they smell.  I love a natural soap!

Dragonfly soaps allowed us to review some of their soaps. We chose the One Summer Night Soap and the Lemongrass Gardener's Scrub Soap. Both smelled so good and were great scents for summer fun. I really want to try the 

Dragonfly Soaps offer a HUGE variety that will please both you and the man in your life. Soaps for gardening and even that remove fish odor!

Dragonfly Soaps is allowing us to give one lucky winner 3 soaps of their choice!

Mandatory Entry - Go to their Site and pick out some soaps!

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The giveaway will end July 22nd at 11:59pm. The winners will be chosen by and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S  & Canadian Residents 18+

Friday, July 22, 2011

Baby Med Basics Book Review


One of the most important ways you can show your children love is by knowing how to care for them in an emergency. Baby MEDBASICS® will show you -- in clear, simple language and easy-to-understand illustrations -- how to handle the most common infant emergencies. 

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or babysitter, look no further than Baby MEDBASICS® to provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and security you need. YOU can do it, we'll show you how.

                                      Buy It

My Thoughts - This is a great resource for parents, grandparents, babysitters.... anyone watching a child. I love the fact that it's the perfect size to fit in most purses. The book is separated by sections and color coded dividers to make easy to find in an emergency. Very easy to follow and definitely recommend everyone have a copy or two laying around so grab in case of emergency.

Time 4 Mommy Sponsor - Theresa Grisanti

I met Theresa through the Blogelina Group and we have become fast friends. Not only is she a financial supporter of the Time 4 Mommy Community and this blog but she is now an administrator for the community and manages the craft group, WAHM group and is genuinely interested in getting to know all of our members.

Here is a little from Theresa & what she does.....

In a time when people are facing financial uncertainty, more families are looking for ways to make ends meet and plan for the future.  I work with families that want to take their financial future into their own hands.
Using a proven method that doesn’t involve cold-calling, inventories, or parties, while allowing families to stay home together we help people reach their goals.
Our Team has taught thousands of Moms how to successfully work from home and re-claim control of their family’s financial future with a risk-free home-based business.  That’s right, no big risk, no large outlay of money!  You can found out if it fits for you and make your choice based on your experience.
We provide Business Training, Leadership Training, Personal Development, and Online Marketing Training.
There is weekly training to fast track your business to success.  We learn about the newest developments in social media marketing and how to succeed in every step of having a home business.  Our team has been using online marketing since 1999 and it is working.  I’m making it happen and so can you.
Some of the ways I find community and meet new people is through my blogs.  It’s A Mom’s World: Green Living for the Whole Family is just that.  All about my life raising twins, loving local food, making herbal remedies and creating a healthy community for my children to grow in.
On Joyful At Home Ceo I write about inspiration and creating the life you dream about having.  Dreams aren’t pie-in-the-sky, airy-fairy fantasies that never happen.  There are steps you can take to create what you want.  Get clear on who you are, what you want and you can figure out how to get where you are going.
My life has lots of balls to juggle.  My family succeeds at it because we do it together.  Working with others and creating team spirit is something I do best.  I’d love to share more dreams with you.  Stop by and say hello!  

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This post brought to you by TracFone. All opinions are 100% mine.

     Everything  I turn around my nephew is on the phone or texting. He and his girlfriend can be in the SAME room and they are texting each other, really? Now that he has a job he sees how much his little habit is. I suggested he get a TracFone. TracFone offers the least expensive way to own and use a cell phone in America. He would get great coverage. There are no contracts, no credit checks, no activation charges or cancellation fees. No surprises!

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Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD - Family Sticks Together!

Synopsis - 

The otherworldly TV phenomenon that is Supernatural makes history entering another world: as the first-ever live-action television show to be reimagined as an animé series. The internationally acclaimed animation powerhouse Madhouse Studios produces the show with the blessing of original series creator Eric Kripke. 

With storylines mirroring Supernatural’s first two seasons plus supplemental tales derived from prequels and spinoffs, this 3-Disc, 22-Episode Collection expands the dimensions of the familiar Winchester mythology. Journey down the backroads of America with brothers Sam and Dean as they search for clues to their father’s disappearance, hunt down the supernatural in all its unearthly forms and enter into the unexpected mystery of their destinies – in vibrant, exciting animé.

After being separated for years, the Winchester brothers come together and surmount enormous obstacles (including some pretty gnarly demons) in search of their father. Throughout the show, family and brotherhood specifically is a very important theme. In fact, it is often the key element that saves each brother’s life when things get the most dangerous.

No matter what happens, my family is always there for each other and I can honestly say that my girls and husband would be kickin' demon butts together too. We always have each others' back. Our family is the most important thing in our lives, but isn't that how it's suppose to be?

How has family been there for you in moments of crisis? 

Do you have a brother or sister that you would stand alongside and fight demons?

Available 7/26  Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD or Blu-Ray  today!

                      I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD/Blu-Ray.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I love my new bakestone!

Frigidaire contacted me wanting a review and offered a $30 Giftcard to pick out what I wanted. 
I really didn't think I would be able to find something for that little but I actually got a lot!

I bought doubles of everything so Amanda could have one too. First I got a Clay square bake stone. 
I had one from Pampered Chef and I paid a lot of money for it and it didn't last very long.
I make a lot of pizzas so I really needed another one. I love it & it was UNDER $10!! 
I also bought a Vera Shelf to help organize my refrigerator and some ecosential by Smart Choice™ Microfiber Cloths. I bought 2 of everything for $30.

Frigidaire has cleaners, kitchen tools, washers & dryers and so much more.

The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags: Relationship Warning Signs You ... Review

by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman, and Meagan McCrary

Red Flag (noun): 1. A sign of danger.
2. The point in time when you notice something is a tad off with the guy you're dating, but decide to let it go because you really like him, you're tired of being single, you really really want to get laid, whatever. Then, when things start going downhill, you look back on that seemingly insignificant moment you dismissed and think: That's when I should have known.

Saw something wrong with him -- whether it was suspect grooming habits or ridiculously childish behavior -- but let it slide. It's not that big of a deal. Except it totally was. You wanted to fall in love, but ended up going insane. You swore you'd never do it again. But did.

Don't beat yourself up. In the search for love, we've all either blatantly ignored or completely missed red flags. Instead, smarten up. It's time to figure out what you missed and learn how to avoid similar flagtastic fiascos in the future. If you raise your red-flag awareness now, you'll be able to greenlight a real relationship down the road. 

Read an Excerpt

My Thoughts - Oh to the days where I wish I would have had this book.
It all seems like common sense now that I've found the love of my life but I had to kiss some toads. This book shows you what to look for so you aren't wasting your time.
The big RED FLAGS that I was so oblivious to before. 
Single ladies - PICK THIS UP!

Never again.

Remember when my computer crashed? It was not a happy situation, I was extremely stressed out and all because some idiot attacked my computer.
As much as I have going on now I couldn't imagine what I would do. 
Maybe FREAK out and have to buy yet another computer - Expensive!
Just because I didn't have Anti Virus Protection
I will never go through that again. Not when it 's so inexpensive
compared to losing your sanity and spending so much money on 
*sigh*  a new computer. (Thank goodness my friend gave me a computer
when mine crashed! Not everyone has that luxury.)

Since then I have gotten Internet security software . Anyone with a computer needs virus software end of story! It's so sad the phishing and spyware that goes on. I used to be so naive, you know - everyone is a good person. When I got the program I found out I had spyware - AGAIN! Thankfully not anymore!
Have any of you had your computer crash due to viruses or spyware? 
Last time my harddrive was melted and I couldn't even get any info off of it.
So many evil people :(

This post was brought to you by bitdefender but the opinions are 100% my own.

Creep Book Review

Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut—rockets from its seductive opening to a heartpounding climax not easily forgotten.

If he can’t have her . . .

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behavior. And when she began an affair with sexy, charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, riddled with guilt when they weren’t, she knows the three-month fling with her teaching assistant has to end. After all, she’s finally engaged to a kind and loving investment banker who adores her, and she’s taking control of her life. But when she attempts to end the affair, Ethan Wolfe won’t let her walk away.

. . . no one else can.

Ethan has plans for Sheila, plans that involve posting a sex video that would surely get her fired and destroy her prestigious career. Plans to make her pay for rejecting him. And as she attempts to counter his every threatening move without her colleagues or her fiancé discovering her most intimate secrets, a shattering crime rocks Puget Sound State University: a female student, a star athlete, is found stabbed to death.

Someone is raising the stakes of violence, sex, and blackmail . . . and before she knows it, Sheila is caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with the lover she couldn’t resist—who is now the monster who won’t let her go

My Thoughts - Wow!! I can't believe this is a debut novel! Sheila is a recovering sex addict who had an affair with her teaching assistant but called it off before her wedding. Ethan doesn't take that too kindly so he threatens to expose a sex tape of them. Since this would ruin everything Sheila has been striving towards so she pushes back. 

This ticks Ethan off and he decides if he can't have her no one can. Fabulous book! I wonder if there is to be a sequel. If so, I have to have it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Now I'm hungry and it's healthy

I'm a bit of a foodie - If you couldn't tell by our recipe link up every Wednesday. So when I find a recipe I love or great foodie blog I have to share it. I came across a food blog that makes delicious
 Kosher food
The picture to the left is what caught my eye. It's called
Rugelach ~  and is make with Chocolate, Cinnamon Walnut or Jam
Looks so delicious doesn't it? I'm going to try it, Leah (the author) also has step by step instructions with pictures to make it easy. It doesn't look too difficult.

 Leah also has a page called Kosher pantry where she shares where to find Kosher ingredients and products. There are categories for holidays, Vegan, Dairy Free, and she also breaks it down by entrees, appetizers, etc.

Okay now that I'm completely drooling and STARVING,

 you can go find our about Leah

and the Winners are....

The winners of Dark Corners are.....

Mandy83 and tlcrub06
Congrats ladies!

If you didn't win and want this book - Trust me you do.

Go to Smashwords and get it for only $1.50 for your e-reading
device. Use code
for Smashwords big July Sale!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Freebie Alert - Reading Games for the Kids

More Free Homeschooling resources! My 4 yr old is learning to read so this is great for us. My 6 year loves to read the stories and work on her memory skills.

You can sign up HERE for FREE!

Time 4 Mommy Recipe Wednesday

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Sun Tea
My mom use to make this when we were growing up and
it brings back great memories so I make it for my girls.
Super Easy!
Put 4 - 6 bags of tea into a 2 qrt pitcher
Fill it with water, slice some lemon, and cap it.

Let it sit for 5 hours ( I usually put it out in the morning and let it sit until evening)

It will be a nice mellow taste, you can add some simple sugar to it to sweeten it up.

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Flipflop Merlot Review

Merlot is a staple in my house. 
While I have to admit the Cabernet was my personal favorite the 
Merlot is the wine I keep around to please everyone's palate. 
I had the Flipflop Merlot with some of my girlfriends.

Everyone loved it and kept asking me what is was, where I got it and NO ONE
believed me when I said it only cost $7.
The Flipflop is Medium-bodied, silky Merlot with plum and mocha notes, soft tannins and a balanced, luscious finish.
Great to sip with your friends or with a cheese burger.

Buy it HERE
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Great Read, Low Price - Dark Corners & a Giveaway

     If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know how much I love this book. I bought it, loved it, and stalked tracked down the author.

    She was kind enough to offer 2 copies up for grabs (ending tonight) e-book or print.

   But I wanted you to know that throughout the month of July Smashwords has it on sale for only $1.50 if you use the code SSW50. Go HERE to buy an ebook copy. 
Well worth the price. I would spend $20 on one of her books & feel completely satisfied. (Shh don't tell her that.)

    Smashwords sells e-formats for all devices or even for you to read it on the Computer!

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Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway

   I love Newman's Own Organics. Especially their chocolate bars. So silky and melt in your mouth, high quality chocolate too.I can't do Hershey's any more. They are just gross to me.

  Every time we go the health food store my girls ask for a 'special treat' and usually get some Fig Newmans or split a chocolate bar. We also use to get the Alphabet cookies when my little one was learning her ABC's. Now that is a fun way to learn :)

  Newman's Own Organics sent Amanda and I a box of all kinds of yummy treats. They had the Chocolate bars, Fig Newmans, Chocolate cups, and Alphabet Cookies just to name some.

  Got this from their Site....
Great tasting food that happens to be organic.' (That's what we kept in mind when we created our products.) We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients. 
We find that people really want to know how the ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocer's shelf. When people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged 'health' foods, we hope they'll try other organic food products.
But 'organic' may be the last thing you think of when you try our tasty Pretzels, Chocolate Bars, Fig Newmans™, Champion Chip Cookies, Chocolate Cups, Newman-O's, Pop's Corn, Alphabet Cookies , Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar, Dried Fruit , Soy Crisps, Hermits, Mints, Coffee and Royal Tea. They're just so good!

One of the BEST things I love about Newman's Organics..... I can find it in my REGULAR grocery store too. I only go to the health food store once a month but I go to our Publix much more than that and I pick up the girls' cookies or pretzels. I feel good about Newman's Organics and their products.

Newman's Organics are gracious enough to allow me to give one lucky reader some of their yummy treats. You will receive a chocolate bar, chocolate cups, Fig Newmans, and Alphabet Cookies. YUMMY!!!
Fill out the form Below!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Time 4 Mommy Meme Monday

Welcome to Time 4 Mommy's weekly

To participate, answer the
questions on your blog and link up

If you don't have a blog, post your answers

***Only add your link on here if you are participating in
the MeMe***

Every Monday I'll add three questions, the first one
will always be the same.

1. What did you do this week to take time for
I started my reading blog.
I'm passionate about books. I'm also working on my book promotional site, and my
author website.

2. If your life was a movie, what would the name of
it be and what would it be about?
Super Mom homeschooling blogger by day Author by night.
Name- Super Mandie? Or Psycho cleaner? yeah, I know corny but that's the best I have.

3. When was the last time you swung on a
Every day (unless it's raining) I take a few minutes to swing a little.

It's comforting and relaxing.... until a child steps in front of the swing.

Cream Perfumes Review & Giveaway

I recently discovered the most amazing fragrances and body lotions from They sent us 3 different ones to review. Two were their signature cream perfumes, fine French perfumes in a moisturizing cream base,  a Ylang Ylang and a Raspberry, and the other was a Mandarin body lotion.

The Mandarin body lotion is a fantastic moisturizer. The scent surprised me though. I was expecting more of a fruity smell, yet there was a distinct earthiness to the fragrance. I wasn't really thrilled with the fragrance, but I think fans of Patchouli, like my mom, husband and many friends, would really like this body lotion.

The Ylang Ylang cream perfume, on the other hand, really won me over. The sophisticated smell really seems expensive, but they are actually quite inexpensive at just under $10 per container. The body lotions are even less expensive and range between just $6 and $8. I also liked the Raspberry cream perfume, and would probably wear that around the house, and to the store, but would definitely stick with the Ylang Ylang on nights out, as it's a much more elegant and sexy fragrance. I will definitely be reordering the Ylang Ylang.

The wonderful folks at are offering one lucky reader their choice of any product in their store, and you can enter below!



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