Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Tree Ornaments - Giveaway

When do you start decorating for Christmas? My family always put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. All the lights, tinsel and garland would be strew around the living room. Years of ornaments made by my siblings and myself would be added to the tree. Some of the uglier ones would be put in back. Now as a mom, I planned to do the same thing with my Christmas tree. However, my boys always go to visit their dad's family and stay at grandma's house for Thanksgiving. It is a much needed break for me so I don't mind. It gives me time to string lights outside, fluff up the fake tree and get the decorations started. We then add ornaments after school and the following weekend. (The boys tend to move ornaments whenever I am not looking too.)

This weekend off also allows me to bring our Elf Jingle Georgie out of hiding. His first appearance is a big event. The rest of the month tends to be a little less exciting. 

$8-$10 depending on size

This year I am going to add a personalized ornament to my tree. Full Canopy Armory does laser etching and can personalize almost anything! They have multiples styles of ornaments available for your tree. They also have gift items. Take a look at the website to see examples: http://www.fullcanopyarmory.com/ 

$5-$8 depending on size

Personalized for $20
6x6 ornament





12X14 $25

16X12 $25
You can enter a giveaway for your own ornament right here on the blog. Use the widget below, like and follow the pages and send out the tweet on twitter. The giveaway goes live Wednesday, November 24 and goes until Friday, December 4th. The best part is that you can choose any ornament you like up to a $10 retail value.

Monday, November 23, 2015

miserable monday

more honesty miserable monday no motivation

#depression #nomotivation #miserable #mopeymonday

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#depression #medicated #managed

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#depression #miserable #nomotivation #managed

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Friday, November 20, 2015

What's In Your Purse?

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All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias

The other day I was searching for a receipt in my purse, I knew I kept it! I ended dumping my purse out on the bed. There was so much junk. I did end up finding the receipt I needed but 5 other receipts. There were dirty tissues, trinkets and treasures, and the list goes on.

I also had a note from Jay (#6) Some leaves and a stick he collected at recess (#1) Sam's building blocks and a mini screwdriver (#5 & #7) A picture of the three of us from a school event (#3) A pair of socks that Sam would not wear after going to the play place two nights ago (#4) a plastic spoon (#2) AND the hairclip (#8) I thought I had lost.

It reminded me of a game we played once at my mom's group. It had all of us laughing. 

What is the weirdest thing in your purse? 
What do you always have in your purse?
Can you find a receipt from Walmart?
Can you find a nickel from the 90s?
Who has a half eaten snack from their kid?

What are the essentials you keep in your purse? For me, I always have lip balm, pain medication and mints. We get a lop of chapped lips up here in Flagstaff. The wind can be brutal during the winter. With two noisy boys fighting in the backseat, I tend to get headaches (a lot.) Mints keep me from having stinky breath when I am out all day running errands. 

ChapStick Total Hydration instantly soothes and moisturizes my chapped lips. Plus it is 100% natural which is a plus and is clinically proven to give me healthier looking lips. 

My Advil Tablet Vial lets me keep just a few pills in my purse for those headaches and muscles aches. (Have you tried to carry a 5 yr old?) Nothing's stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil, and nothing works on more pains than Advil (among OTC pain relievers.) 

Centrum VitaMints are adult multivitiams with a refreshingly minty taste you can take/enjoy any time of the day with or without food or water. This lets me get some essential vitamins into my system as well. Bonus points!

I was able to purchase all of these items at our favorite store, Walmart. This time I got to shop without the boys. Anyone else love to get out without your kids and just take your time? I found the Centrum VitaMints near the pharmacy along with all the other supplements. The ChapStick and Advil were both next to the register. I also saw some in the travel size section and by the pharmacy. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife with products from Pfizer.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What would I do without them?

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All opinions are mine alone. #loveandprotect #CollectiveBias

I wanted to start this post with a sarcastic remark. Hard to believe I could be sarcastic, right? Well, I just couldn't. I kept trying to think of what I would do without my boys - all my answers sounded cliche. My boys are my whole life. Forgive me for getting sappy but, I really don't know what I would do without them. I am blessed beyond measure. I will do anything I can to #loveandprotect them. PROTECTIVE LIFE has taught me a thing or two about the biggest responsibility I have in life.

Family is everything! That is why all parents should make sure that their children will be cared for, even after they are gone. I know, this is a sensitive subject. Nobody wants to talk about but it warrants some thought. To me, the best way to deal with a serious subject is to find some humor.

Have you seen the funny videos featuring The Holderness Family? If you are online even 10% of the time I am, you had to have watched at least one. They partnered with Protective Life for their latest video. (The video does poke fun about their workload at home but it is not meant to be offensive.)
What would they do without me?
All kidding aside, I need to think more about life insurance. For now, I can't live without them. 

Who would beg for dinner over and over again - and then be full after 5 bites?

Who would make sure the dinosaurs stay warm overnight?

Who would paint and color all over their desk?

Who would protect me from bears?

Who would cover my driveway with chalk drawings?

Who would ask me to take pictures of the computer drawings?

Who would beg me to volunteer at school?

Who would fill my heart with so much love?

Sammy and Jayson couldn't live without me!

How many Holderness Family videos have you seen?

Is there someone in your life that you can't live without?
For more information visit the Protective Life website.