Monday, January 31, 2011
Oh and along with Hand Warmers to keep your hands, warm, you can also keep your feet warm too. Yeah, keeping Foot Warmers with you, in your purse or backpack, will be a total blessing. In fact, at such an awesome price, you can purchase more than two for yourself and bring along however many more you need for you family or friends too. Your family and friends will not only thank you, but ask where you purchased them. I mean, once they use the Foot Warmers, they too will want to purchase them as well.
As much fun as the outdoors are, in cold weather, it no longer has to be unbearable due to the cold anymore. Solutions are now at your hands, feet and so much more.
Friday, January 28, 2011
When I opened the individual packs, I threw them to each of my twins and they instantly put them on. Twin A is wearing Twin B's Belle Costume, with the leggings and Twin B is wearing her school spirit shirt, a hot pink skirt Auntie Amy gave her and Twin A for their birthday...with her Hot Pink Zebra Leg Warmer's too.
Oh, they just look so adorable. I will have to purchase another set for them soon.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Evie. All opinions are 100% mine.
As awesome as it is to own and use your iPhone, it is not awesome if you have use your fingers to touch the screen, while finding a phone number. Honestly, it will be more productive, and safe for you, if you use Evie. With Evie, all you have to do is use your voice. Being able to use your voice, over your fingers to search, is not only safer, but more efficient. This is especially true while driving, or walking, for that matter.
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The Evie not only works for voice dialing of phone numbers, it also works for finding songs or music already downloaded on your iPhone. Now, all you have to do is command your iPhone,with your voice. There is no need to touch the screen anymore.
Along with using your voice to call someone or bring up a song, you can also find a local business. Let's say you are looking for a restaurant or clothing store, now, all you need is your voice. Evie wll now become your new best friend.
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If you happen to be a Facebook user, now you can listen to the Facebook feeds coming to your iPhone too. This is so much easier than touching your iPhone. Oh my goodness, this is a great tool to have for your iPhone.
Right not, without waiting, is the best time to download the Evie App. Yeah, there is no more time to wait. Once you begin using the Evie app, you have to share how it is used with your family and friends too.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
While at school yesterday, they did make their own "100th Day hats" with stars on them. They came on and were wearing their hats, which looked so cute on them. So, of course Mommy had to take photos of them wearing their cute hats.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Now, because no two people are alike, or their disability is exactly the same, NMEDA Dealer' want you to beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the internet. As it turns out, NMEDA is a non-profit trade association. NMEDA educates their on purchasing products from NMEDA qualified dealers.
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Sometimes, being a caregiver to a person or persons with disabilities is difficult. When you contact NMEDA, they will be able to assist you with any and all questions you have regarding the mobility of your family or friend. One more thing about NMEDA is, they will make it easy for your family member or friend to get back on the road to independence with their NMEDA van or vehicle.
Friday, January 21, 2011
In fact, my twins had got this container of ribbons, buttons and other craft products for their birthday this year. This craft gift came from one of their Sunday School/Kindergarten friends. Yeah, we finally were able to use some of the craft stuff inside that plastic box.
So, here are some photos of my twins making their 100 Days of School Project and my twins holding it too. I think they did a good job, but it took for ever for their product to get this way as they just do...not...listen...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Ever since receiving them, I have read them to my twins at night, before bedtime, and they love them. Of course, my twins love the covers of both these books and the stories inside as well.
The books both have tiara's on the front, with jewels embedded into the tiaras. One book has a tiara sitting on a satin pillow and the book is pink. The other book has a tiara above the title of the book and the book is white.
I love how my twins look forward to Mommy reading them their books each evening. What I do is, I sit in the middle of my bed, while Twin "A" sits on my left side and Twin "B" sits on my right side.
While reading the books, I either have the television turned off, or muted. I think I will turn the television off beginning tonight. That way, besides them crossing over Mommy to touch each other, there will be no distractions.
These are the books I got for my twins. If you are looking for a book, or books, to get for your princesses, I suggest these ones. I am satisfied with them, and you too will be satisfied.
**Now, if your princesses are not of reading age yet, you will just have to skip over the parts where you read and them your princess read. This is not a problem though. Once your princess is of reading age, you can then read this portion of the book together.**
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Is this something your twins or non-twins do as well? I find this funny and at the same time irritating. Over and over again, I tell my twins, "If you break something, bring it to Mommy and I will see if I can fix it. If I can't fix it, we will take it to Grammie or I will through it away." Even though I tell my twins this, they still hide their broken toys or hair accessories.
Goodness gracious, I know when I was my twins age, I too used to "hide" broken toys or hair accessories too. It makes me laugh and or chuckle as I am sure it does all you Mommy's and Daddy's too.
**I have posted a POLL. Whoever, one person, answers the poll (on right side-bar), before the 25th, I will make you a Rhinestone Tank Top, beanie hat or headband in whatever color you want. I will let you know what colors are available to me.**
Well,I received my order and and now going to put my beanie hats and headbands, with flowers, together for my twin girls. If you like them,and would like one or two for your little girl(s), please do not hesitate to contact me.
The color two (2) beanie hats I purchased were black and four (4) headbands I purchased were white and hot pink. The flowers I purchased were two (2) hot pink and two (2) blue with matching alligator clips.
Once I make the hats and bands I have, I will post them on this blog and my All Things Homemade blog too. I will also post photos of my twins wearing them to see how cute they look on their heads.
Monday, January 17, 2011
There was nothing scary, frightening of real evil at all. If you have not seen this film yet, I will not go into anymore detail. My twins sat in the middle, while Auntie Cheryl and Mommy sat on the ends. Then, as we were sitting down, two of my twins friends from kindergarten came in and sat in the same row as us.
This movie, Tangled, is a Disney animated musical film. But, what I liked about it was, there was less musical and more film. To me, I think the musical portion gets in the way. This film was more film, and less musical.
The voices were Mandy Moore Princess (Rapunzel), Zachary Levi (Eugene) Flynn Rider and Donna Murphy as "Mother-Witch Gothel".
After the film, my twins went over to hug their friends. Oh, it was so cute. My twins are not shy when it comes to seeing a friend or two they know.
If this is the only movie you see this year, even though it has been out since 2010, this is the movie to see. It does not matter if you have boys or girls.
Can you tell, I was impressed with this particular Disney film? Disney has disappointed me over the years, but this film was worth seeing.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
When their boards are completed, I will take photos and place them on here for all my readers to see and comment on, if you so choose.
Friday, January 14, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are already purchasing Bright Beginnings Baby Formula, you can now purchase diapers from their website as well. Being a one stop shopper, for your preemie, infant or toddler has not gotten easier. There is no need to drive to your local grocery store or mass retailer anymore. Now, all you have to do is buy on diapers.com. Being able to purchase your babies diapers online will save you time on the road, waiting in line in any retail outlet and then having to drive back home.
The most important thing about purchasing your diapers through Bright Beginnings online is the name brands you can look at and purchase, along with the cost of each box of diapers. There are name brands such as Huggies, Seventh Generation, Pampers and several off brands. When my twins were preemies, I did use the Pampers Swaddlers brand. Oh, they were so cute and tiny! The preemie diapers are for babies weighing 0-6 lbs. My twins were under 4 lbs, so these diapers fit them perfectly.
Once my twins began growing, I switched brands and liked the other brand just as much. When looking on the Bright Beginnings website, you will wonder what took you so long to make your first purchase here. Not only are the prices reasonable, you can also use online coupons. This is a win win situation, having twins or not.
Finally, to keep up with sales or new coupons, you must visit and "LIKE" Bright Beginnings on Facebook. If you have family and friends with a new baby, spread the word to them about the saving on diapers through Bright Beginnings too.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Let's see, for the most part, they love playing "Doctor", from Auntie Amy, and checking Mommy's heart rate, if I have a cold or fever, my blood pressure and if I have a Boo Boo, they try and put the plastic band aid on my wrist.
When they are done fixing Mommy up, they open their "Teacher" kit, from Nana, and ring the bell, take out the hand pointer and begin class with their stuffed animals as students. It is really cute watching them play.
Even with all the DVD movies we have, I really prefer my twins playing with their toys and using their imagination. All those movies we have, does nothing for their imagination and growing brains.
This morning, both twins "A&E" but on their Superhero outfits Mommy got them for their birthday's. Mommy, that is me, found them Pink Capes and Hot Pink Masks. Before Mommy bought the capes and masks,they would wrap blankets around their necks and "try" and clasp them together with my hair clips. Well, that lasted only two minutes. That is when I began looking online for some capes and masks.
Now, even though my twins do not play with their "superhero princess" costumes as much as I would like, at least they had them on this morning.
My twins, they are just adorable and have so much energy. I love them so much...can you tell..
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, my twins were learning how to copy and write the letters "Y" and "Z". They did alright, they could be doing better, but they get lazy. I mean, they already learned how to write their alphabet's in preschool. In fact, everything they are now learning in kindergarten, they already learned in preschool. It does not help that my twins are so busy and love playing.
Mommy has to make sure they are sitting down and paying attention. It also does not make it easy that I have a right and left handed child. It must not be easy for one of my twins to be left handed. Sometimes, it is strange for me, a right hander, to help her out.
Anyway, I am not sure what they will be learning after their letter's. I suppose their numbers. So far, they have only learned to write the number 1 and 2. But, I have been teaching them all their numbers way before they got into school. Thank goodness for Mommy! Go Mommy!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
In the last two days, my twins have been putting together a Tinkerbell, Cinderella and cute Lucy (I think) mouse puzzle. It is amazing watching them put these puzzles together. Sure, the puzzles are small, except the mouse puzzle, which has large pieces, but they really have fun.
As my twins put each puzzle together, they watch their cartoons...sometimes as I watch them. They love Mommy watching them, but I am not to help them. That is what they say, "Mommy, I do not need your help. But you can watch."
It looks like, for now at least, my twins have found a new and brain challenging way, to stay busy..while having fun too.
So, my twins will find five(5) things they like or like to do, and add it ten (10) times each, to the white paper board. So far, my twins have have added ten stickers to the white board, tomorrow, they will draw ten(10)hearts on the white board. Then, after tomorrow, they will put ten (10) of their pointer finger, fingerprints, on the white board. After the fingerprints, I am not sure what to add. They can not add any food items or coins to the white board as they will fall off and/or cause ants to appear.
I am thinking of having them pick ten(10) photos of themselves they like and having them write their names out. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea to me.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
My goodness, it is very very sad when Mommy, Daddy or Grandparents purchase these costumes and then, then, they have to be hemmed or sewn back together! I mean, I can see this has being necessary if they cost us $10.00, but at over $20 for each costume, this is just pathetic.
I am not sure who is getting screwed here, the seamstresses(yes) or the parents (yes). Boy do I miss Made in the U.S.A. products, of all products in America.
Yes, I am totally sure if these products were made in America, they would be made with pride. Okay, enough with my rant....
My twins still love wearing their costumes, once they are fixed. Here they are wearing their costumes at Christmas. They wear these costumes all day, everyday.
Friday, January 7, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.
Oh my, when it comes time to take my family on vacation, Branson, Missouri is at the top on my list. This has got to be one of the most amazing cities in Missouri to visit at least once a year. I say this because there are so many attractions this city has to offer their visitors. Branson has two amazing Hilton Hotels for you to stay at. There is the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing. For me and my family, I will most definitely make reservations at the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing. This Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing is so amazing, you might never want to leave the hotel. They offer fine dining at the Level 2 Steakhouse, an 18th Hole Golf Course where several hole's tells a story of Payne Stewart's golfing history, the ever popular Branson Landing Fountain with it's amazing water shows. If you still want to stay fit on your family vacation, you can visit the on site hotel fitness center, the indoor pool and heated whirlpool too.
If, on the other hand, you want to take your family off the hotel site, you must take them to Lake Taneycomo. This lake was was created in 1913. From 1913 to 1958, Lake Taneycomo had been a 'warm water' lake. Once Dam water began sending water in the lake, the lake water began to cool down. This lake is still fun to play in nonetheless. Guests to this lake can go fishing, swimming and take boat rides as well. There is both a deep and shallow end of this lake.
There are over forty-seven attractions you can look into and visit such as the Branson Zipline & Canopy Tours, The Branson Titanic, Dinosaur Museum, Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure, Kids Kountry, Silver Dollar City and so much more. There are also four free attractions such as the God and Country Inspirational Gardens, Shepherd of the Fish Hatchery, Stone Hill Winery and Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.
Wow, with all the above attractions, you can not forget dining and shopping. You and your family can eat at the Alenhor Inn Restaurant & Pizzeria, Andy Williams Moon River Grill, Beach House Catfish Cafe, Beverly's Steakhouse and so many more. Then, there are so many places to shop as well. You and your family can do some shopping at The Grand Village Shops, Apricot Lane, Belk Department Store, Branson Craft Mall, the Branson Mill, Brighton Collectibles and a lot of other amazing stores to look at and make your purchases too.
Now, if you are on vacation and working, you can also visit the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. While at this hotel, you can walk through the over 220,00 square feet of Branson Meeting Space. Business meeting can be held in one of four Old Glory Meeting Rooms. Just adjacent from the convention center is the Historic Downtown Branson, Missouri.
When I make my vacation plans with my family, it would be for three days. This is what I would have on my itinerary:
Day One: Unpack at Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing Hotel. Eat at Level 2 Steakhouse, take kids to indoor pool for a while. After pool, take them to the Branson Family Fun Factory and them go our for pizza at the Altenhof Inn Restaurant & Pizzeria ..
Day Two: Wake up, eat breakfast at hotel, them take the kids on the Table Rock Lakeshore Trail. After that, go to lunch at the Branson Cafe. From here, go back to the hotel, rest for a while. After resting, get up and get ready to go out for shopping and dinner. For shopping, I would go to the Grand Village Shops, buy some things I can not find at home, then take the kids to see the Branson Landing Fountain Water Shows.
Day Three: Wake up, eat breakfast at hotel, them take kids to Kids Kountry and Dinosaur Museum. That should fill up our morning. From there, do some more shopping, go back to the hotel and rest. After resting, get dressed for the evening and go to eat at the All American Cafe. After eating, I would probably take my kids back to the Branson Family Fun Factory.
This is how my families vacation in Branson, Missouri would be, how about your's? Now is the time to make your reservations and experience the beauty, fun and find dining Branson, Missouri has to offer you.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
After our early afternoon at Starbucks, she drove us to the Recycle Treasure-Thrift Store in town. Wow! That store/location was full of stuff. I mean, there were bicycles, old parts to products and appliances outside. Inside, there were old fashioned dresser drawers (which I loved), lots of frames(I purchased two), blankets(homemade and I purchased one), lots of children's toys, kitchen ware, records, Cd's, clothing for men, women and kids too. The one thing I really wanted, but they did not have was old fashioned clothing for little girls(for my twins) and old fashioned hats..If they ever do get them in again, I am sure I can get them at a great price.
I say this because the three items I purchased were only $5!! I looked at the owner and had to do a double take. I said to her, "Are you sure, I can pay more. How do you stay in business?" She said the appliances are her big seller's. So, I paid the low price, asked for a business card and said, "I will be back for more."
On my next visit, I plan to, if they are still in the store, purchase a Punch Set, Turkey Platter and Salt and Pepper Shakers. I love stores like this and am so glad my sweet girlfriend told me about it. This is a store to go back to again and again and again as it changes all the time.
From the thrift store, we went to Michael's. Now, Michael's was cost me so much more than the thrift store. The frames I purchased at the thrift store, practically cost me $1.50 a piece, while at Michael's, the ones I saw there were between $25-$30. But, I was not at Michael's for the frame's. I was there to purchase a plastic container, with top, to keep my paints wet when not used. Did Michael's have them anymore?? NO way...I have no idea why the stopped selling them as I really need one. I am go to begin painting again and having a closed container for my paints was really important to me.
Well, since I was at Michael's, I used my two gift cards on more Happy Birthday sticker for the homemade cards I make and I came upon old fashioned boxes. I have been looking for these type of boxes for....ever....The boxes I found looked like books and luggage. So, I purchased two books of different sizes, one medium luggage box and a small round box.
With my new frames and new Old Fashioned Boxes, I plan to take Old Fashioned Photos of my twins. But first, I need to purchased Old Fashioned Lace Dresses and Hats for my twins. It would be nice to find two Lace Parasol's too. If anyone in cyberspace knows where I can purchase these products, at a very reasonable price (as I need two of each) please let me know.
All in all, I had a very productive shopping day, thank goodness for the two Michael's gift cards...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
As the new year was approaching, I took all the New Year party items out of the bag and put them on my twins, hubby and myself. I told my twins not to blow into the noise makers until midnight...do you think they listened...NOT..
Here are some photos of us wearing our New Year's Eve party wear and Ringing in the New Year.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
With whatever style you purchase, you are sure to be satisfied once the lighting is installed. When your family, friends or neighbors come over, they will be amazed at your new outdoor lighting. In fact, they are sure to ask you where you made your purchase.
There is also rustic outdoor lighting for homeowners wanting that added Italian decor. The rustic outdoor lighting comes in four Close to Ceiling Lights, twenty-four Outdoor Hanging/Pendant Lighting, over fifty Outdoor Wall Sconces and come in over twenty Outdoor Post Lights. If the rustic outdoor lighting look is what you desire, this is the only website you need to visit.
If, on the other hand, what you desire is a contemporary outdoor lighting, there are Outdoor Close to Ceiling, Outdoor Hanging/Pendants, Outdoor Wall Sconces, Post Lights and Landscape Lights for you to look at too. There are over thirty Outdoor Close to Ceiling lights which come in White, Bronze, Brick and Brown. These styles will have you wondering what took you so long to install these Outdoor Close to Ceiling Lights.
The Outdoor Hanging/Pendant Lighting also has a variety of styles. In fact, there are eighteen styles to look at and purchase. These Outdoor Hanging/Pendant Lights are just amazing. Any one of these will add the ambiance your patio or deck needs. These Hanging/Pendant Lights come in White, Natural Iron, Imperial Bronze, Brushed Crome and Solid Brass. Depending on whatever your patio or deck decor is, you are sure to find the hanging/pendant lighting you desire.
The hostess sat us at our table, took one long look at my stomach and asked, "Would you like me to get you a high chair just in case?"
**I thought this was funny because with me, it would not have been at eight months, but instead five months. Yeah, I was really BIG at five months and everywhere I went, people: male and female, asked if I was carrying twins. There is something about twins, and women carrying twins that makes people curious and the need to ask if you are carrying twins. Even today, I see Mom's with their twins in any retail store and my face lights up. I ask how old their twins are and then tell the Mommy with twins, "I too have twins who are five years old". There are so many sets of twins and triplets in my city. All I have to do is walk out my front door and I see twins being strolled around my block.**
Saturday, January 1, 2011
My Mom and I did a little shopping at some of the stores in her city. The stores she shops at are not in my city. While shopping, I purchased a new dining table set. It was at a price I could not pass up. I also purchased a table runner and place mats for my new(and free)dining table. I love my new dining table and cushioned chairs.
On Christmas Eve, my twins, Mommy, Daddy, Nana and Papa,drove to my sister's home. My twins, of course, had so much fun! They love seeing and playing with their cousins, my nephews. My sister and brother in law, made a delicious dinner for everyone. The kids sat in the kitchen, around the island, while the adults sat in the dining room. Everything prepared was delicious.
After dinner, we made our way to the family room, where the Christmas Tree and presents were. The presents were passed around to everyone. My twins got a tea set and doctor's kit a piece from Auntie, while my nephews got Lego's and a Disney movie from their Auntie(Me). My sister gave me the awesome Navy Blue Pea Coat and Long Sleeve Stripped Shirt, while I gave my Sister a Shirt she wanted and a new coffee mug, with a hot chocolate mix and Peppermint Bark I made for my Mom and Sister.
On Christmas Day, back at my parents home, my twins and I, woke up around 8ish, I think, while Daddy slept in longer. Nana and Papa were up making coffee and getting ready to see their twin granddaughter's open their gifts. Nana and Papa played "Santa", while I watched the twins open each gift that was handed to them.
One gift I have my twins was shipped to my parents home. I knew my twins wanted a new baby doll. So I found it online and shipped it to my parents home. The doll was cute, with red pig tales, eyes that open and shut and and a cute outfit. I also got them a Baby Doctor Barbie and Doctor Barbie, which they really line. Other gifts I got them were no big deal really.
Nana and Papa got them a pretend teaching set, some adorable clothes and their favorite, a Hello Kitty Scooter! They love the scooter, but since the weather has been so cold, and sometimes rainy, they have only used them twice since Christmas.
Since my twins have been indoors due to the weather, they have played with the Play Doh Nana and Papa also gave them and the baby girl doll I have gave, along with the very cute Robotic Tiger and Panda Auntie JuJu gave them.
My twins are very blessed indeed. They received Christmas gifts from both sets of grandparents and Aunties. On my hubby's side of the family, his parents gave my twins some small toy cars to play with and new PJs that are made of fleece.
Their Aunties, my hubby's sister's, gave my twins the Robotic Tiger and Panda, almost like the ones Nana gave them three year's ago. They also got Hello Kitty Walkie Talkies and their Disney Princess Table and Chairs. This is where my twins will play with their Baby Doll, Robotic Tiger and Panda and other toys, along with the Tea Sets from Auntie Amy, my sister.
Oh yes, my twins are very blessed and loved. Not only did they receive gifts from both sides of our family, they received gifts from their Great Auntie's as well. Great Auntie Janice gave them a Disney Sticker Book, they LOVE, and Great Auntie Leenie gave them each as set of Pink Stripped PJ's.
Merry 5th Christmas and Happy New Year My TwiceBabies, Toddlers and Toddlers No More. Mommy and Daddy love you so much.