Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nioxin Scalp Shield Sunblock

Sunscreen for the scalp... LOVE IT! I always get burned on the tippy top of my head! And I hate using traditional sunscreen on the head... think greasy, greasy, greasy.

Nioxon's Scalp Shield promises to be grease-free and to leave no sticky residue.

See Nioxon's website for more info.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

5 Gum!

My new favorite gum... is Wrigley 5 - Flare! Love it!

And... check this out... according to research presented at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine chewing gum helps relieve anxiety, improve alertness and reduce stress! And it can even make you a more efficient multitasker!

So, buying a pack of gum is like filling a prescription for anti-anxiety meds! Perfect!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Family Beehive

Check out this website... FamilyBeehive.

You can customize a family beehive with your family name, an important date and any number of little bees that you want!

Perfect gift for grandparents!! Or... perfect for the family that is getting ready to send off their firstborn. Oh, I love that!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fabric Magazine Pockets with Hooks from The Container Store

Last school year, ok... I mean every school year since 1998 when my first child started Kindergarten, my biggest organizational stress has been where to put the files/folders that the kids need regular access to and where I need to periodically check for assignments and the all important "note to parent."

I love these wall pocket holders from the Container Store. They are $20 each and might just be the solution I've been looking for.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Merced River, Yosemite, CA

On my bucket list, I have listed a whitewater rafting trip. I think that the Merced River is where I will go! The location is perfect! I think that the half day trip would be perfect for my family as the age requirement is just 7 years old. (Oh, and my family qualifies for a group discount... too funny!)

Click here for more information about trips available.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Martha Stewart Cupcakes

Martha Stewart throws her hat into the Cupcake Ring this month with the newly released "Martha Stewart Cupcakes" cookbook.

Click here for the recipe for Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes. Martha posted it as a Cookie of the Day recipe on her website. YUMMY!

Looking forward to getting my own copy of the cookbook!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Slippers from Bestever, Inc.

I love giving my kids slippers as gifts. They are such a 'luxury' item, meaning we don't HAVE to HAVE them, and at such an affordable price.

I like these styles (there are many more available) from Bestever, Inc. They range in price from $11 - $15 a pair... and come in sizes toddler to ADULT! Adult slippers with poodles??? How funny! I'm thinking my family might just have our annual Christmas card pictures taken and we'll all be wearing matching pajamas and slippers! NOT! (That is a picture that would end up here.)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner

"These is my Words" by Nancy E. Turner is one of my all-time favorite books. It is set in Territorial Arizona and it is a story about a young woman's amazing courage and perseverance. It is seriously a story you'll never forget.

Click here for more information about "These is my Words" and for the three sequels, as well.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Closer

All new episodes... Mondays at 9/8c on TNT!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slider Mini-burger Tool Set from Sur la table

I love this set! It would make such a perfect Father's Day gift! Everything dad needs is included in the set... the mini-burger basket that grills mini-sliders simultaneously, a mini-burger press and a mini-burger cutter! The set is $45. For more information, click here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Winner is...

Congratulations to


I hope that you love the cookbook! Enjoy! I will contact you for your mailing address!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Old Navy - Baby/Toddler Pajamas

I love the kids' pajamas at Old Navy! They are the perfect weight for Arizona summers. We use ceiling fans, so the kids need some warmth... just not a lot! And the style choices are too cute. They are 100% cotton and tagless... perfect for their tender little skin!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Awkward Family Photos

You know how it goes... you find a new blog or website that has been around for awhile, but is new to you. You like the recent posts, and feel compelled to read the older posts.

You spend a little too long looking around the new interesting site.

It keeps getting better and better!

That is my gift to you!! Enjoy these few samples of a fun new site that my cousin recently introduced me to! You'll be glad that you did!


Click here

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Really, you should click on all of the above.

And then bookmark AwkwardFamilyPhotos for a regular giggle!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cake-Stand Skirt - a la Martha Stewart

What a great and adorable idea for dressing up cake-stands!! For instructions, click here! Thanks Martha for the most clever idea!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nine West

These purses all range in price from $40 to $80 at Nine West. I like that they are stylish, but not trendy! I currently carry a Nine West purse and I love it. I couldn't find a picture of it online, but it is very similar to the first one in this post. (Mine has a double strap and there isn't any metal on the straps.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bath and Body Works - Big Semi-Annual Sale!

Doors Open TODAY at 9:00 am for The Big Semi-Annual Sale at Bath & Body Works. I love this sale!! It is a great time to stock up on thank you gifts, gift basket fillers and gifts for teenage girls! I also like to stock up on the Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps... I love getting them on a good sale!