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Archives for October 2009

Kiss Halloween Nails: Decorate Your Nails this Halloween

October 26, 2009 By · No Comments

Ya’ll know how much I LOVE Halloween so it should be no surprise to you that when I was asked to review some Kiss Limited Edition Halloween Nails I jumped at the chance. They sent me three sets of nails to try out. Here’s what I got:

– Kiss Limited Edition Halloween Nails: Spider webs in black and white with a silver spider

– Kiss Limited Edition Halloweenn Nails: Blood red nails with beautiful black swirls (my favorite)

– Kiss Limited Edition Halloween Nails: half/half white nails with black skull and cross bones, and black nails with white barbed wire going across.

Each box comes with 24 nails, 12 different sizes and of course the glue tabs. The back of each box has easy to follow instructions on how to prepare your nails, apply them and remove them. I will admit that they are easy to get off. Soaked in warm water they easily pop off.

Each set of nails are available between now and November 1 at Walgreens, CVS and Kmart. The set costs about $4.


Don’t they look like a lot of fun? Now picture them on Halloween. The girls and I are planning on getting our nails all dolled up, course I think they’ll be upset when they hear they can’t wear them to school. But it’ll sure be fun in the meantime. 🙂

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Monday Begins Again

October 26, 2009 By · No Comments

Well just to update everyone, I’m still on my quest at a better, thinner, healthier and a happier me. I’ve actually lost at least 6 lbs since I have began, I have found it easier to drink water which at one time I absolutely hated and when I get hungry during the day to just grab a salad. I think it’ll be easy to lose that first 20 pounds, but after that it sounds a bit harder. Over the weekend I walked 3.3 miles (this was with the whole family) and on Sunday I learned that it is actually 1 mile (a little over) to get that Sunday paper and back home. So I have my routes but won’t do the 3 mile one by myself, it is too far a walk in an area that isn’t the best places to go. Not to mention if you recall a few years ago I crashed my bike and really messed up my knee, well most of the time it is fine but that 3 mile walk swelled it up. So between the walking, healthier eating and Jillian videos I’m doing much better. I must admit that Fall is my favorite season and it helps that all these trees look so beautiful, only thing I don’t like is the cool wind that blows through. (beautiful trees right?)

I know many of you have sent emails about my posting last week. I won’t say everything has been resolved because it hasn’t and I doubt it will. I have my belief and he has his. The following day I was told to get a real job before I complained about how he spent money. That didn’t go very well and long story short when I said I would get a job on top of everything else he got upset. The issue has been once again swept under the carpet, not by me but it seems there will be no talk on it. The weekend was peaceful, there was no bickering as long as we stayed off all subjects dealing with money. We did get in a moment when I found out in the future when we move I will not have any animals. Remember that dream of having a farm? Well that is gone now. But the kids watched movies with daddy as I played online, I’m not much for anime. hehe. We did watch some funny shows later and even Barney. Friday night the two of us went shopping with the wee one while Soccerboy watched the two girls and he showed me what he’d like to get the kids for Christmas so we got to have a little fun there. I think SoccerBoy will love his gift.

But things are quiet and all seems well. Right this second my youngest is going through a box we just got to review…it is full of toys. Wait until you read the reviews, all I’m saying is he keeps clapping and shouting “I did it!” How was your weekend?

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3 Holiday Gift Ideas

October 25, 2009 By · No Comments

This is for the 60 days until Christmas Countdown. Hope some of these will help you out.

Toddler:
My first recommendation is going to be the Playskool Busy Ball-Tivity Center from Playskool. Why? This was one of my son’s favorite toys last year and he was about 18 months old. Even today he plays with this. He loves to watch the balls go round and round, and he has now learned that if he takes off the tree he can make the balls float up. This little toy is currently $26.49 at Amazon right now.
Tween:
Has your little tween started asking for a Gameboy or something along those lines? Well you could always get them the LeapFrog® Didj Custom Learning Gaming System. It looks just like a Gameboy but you (they) play educational games on it. Currently it is $50.97 at amazon.

Teen:
Oh with how popular “Twilight” has become I don’t think you can go wrong if you purchase anything twilight, at least not when it comes to teen girls. My kids and I have always loved those Scene It DVD games and now they have the new Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition
. Currently it is at amazon for $29.73

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60 Days Until Christmas….

October 25, 2009 By · No Comments

Are you ready? With only 60 days until Christmas I bet some of you are starting to really begin to feel the pressure of getting that perfect toy or even just any toy these days. For the next 60 days I plan on bringing you 3 toys per day to help you prepare, due to the fact I have four kids and one (at least) in each age range. Baby-Tween-Teen. Plus I’ll even update the Top 10 toy lists from various toy stores/companies so stick around.

For those that need a reminder you can always go to the Christmas Countdown, it’s Santa’s official countdown location.

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Anger Envelops Her

October 21, 2009 By · No Comments

I wrote this post yesterday and wasn’t going to post it but I think I need to do it, just so I can later look back and remember.

There are only some points in my life that I actually get on my blog and just rant about my feelings and this is going to be one of them once again. Do you remember earlier this year where I told everyone that life really likes to throw wrenches at you? Well I’ve learned that isn’t the truth, the truth really is that you can change whatever it is you want to change. I thought earlier this year I was able to change everything in my life, things got better and everything seemed honky dorey (sp). Well I was wrong, the truth was everything got swept under that carpet and stayed there just out of sight.

For a while now I felt tension and I could tell that things weren’t right but I blamed other things. Life was too calm, my weight might be an issue and yes the house was a mess. But all those things can be changed, so that wasn’t it. What was it? Today I found out the one thing that could ever turn me completely around and throw me for a loop was staring me square in the face. I know this probably makes no sense but when you’ve vowed never to deal with something again because there is only one option you don’t exactly what to know that it is back. Right?

Issues rose about the way I cleaned the house, course when I did clean I got to hear, “Wow, a first in 13 years,” or something equally as bad. I gave up on the house when I started getting ignored or when he started hanging or leaving the house. Plus why should it always be me doing it. I have four kids, yes it is hard to keep a house but yes I’m a lazy housewife too. I also got tired of hearing that I was a nag every time he would spend money when bills needed to be paid. How many women like to hear: Nag, nag, nag? I don’t think a single one would. I was told I don’t ever want to hang out with him, course when we did actually get the son to watch the others and went to a bar there was no hand holding, standing by one another, etc. Instead he smoked outside, played one round of pool with me and hung out at the bar chatting with others. That wasn’t what I had hoped for. I know he isn’t a sentimental/romantic but I am and do like it from time to time. Those are just a few things, there are more but not going into everything. I won’t lie I nag about money, I want things paid first. I had a coffee habit too but oh well that is gone now too.

It is back, that big issue between us and now I must decide exactly what it is I’m willing to do. For an entire year I lived in hell of worrying and uncertainty. I won’t live like that again. I went to places I never thought I would, I daydreamed about things that I shouldn’t and now it all comes back to hit me square in the face. I know now that avoided it or just saying something is dealt with (granted I thought it was) doesn’t work. Decisions must be made, whether I’m ready for them or not.

One thing I know for sure is this:

I want to go back to a point where I was only happy, not worrying about things like I do. I know my own work will need to come first, the work I do online but also within myself. I need to totally focus on me and getting my weight back down for myself. Back to where it’ll make me smile when I look into a mirror and to when I knew someone would be glad to hold my hand and walk through a park, zoo, amusement park or even just down the street with me. I refuse to go back to last year, absolutely will not have it. I want to live as a family, happy and together but I don’t want to worry about having to wonder ever again.

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