There are really only two reasons that you would be reading this. One, you know
that God is good and will always provide for those who love Him, or two, you
accidentally hit the button for the next blog. Either way, welcome! As you
have probably guessed, I am in the first category with a love and faith for the
Lord that is a source of hope and strength through this crazy world!! My family
has been blessed in so many ways that sometimes I just want to shout it from the
rooftops. I am kind of afraid of heights so blogging in the next best thing!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I am in LOVE with Sleep Number beds!

I was recently given the opportunity to go to a Sleep Number store and find out my SleepIQ and I am now in love.  First of all, I need to say that this opportunity came from Sleep Number and Smiley360 for the purpose of a review.  All opinions are 100% my own and honest.  That being said, ANYONE can walk in to a Sleep Number store and find our their own SleepIQ number.  I went to my local store in Georgetown, Texas and met the most amazing and informed salesperson.  His name is Robert and I could not have asked for anyone better to show me that I was missing out on.

The service was prompt and personalized.  He knew my name and used it, which made me feel like they actually cared about my needs rather than making a sell.  He started by giving me some facts about Sleep Number mattresses and really, all mattresses in general.  He asked about the age of the mattress we are using now and pointed out some interesting facts about the life span of most mattresses.  I then got to take one of the models for a test drive!  I was able to lay down with the bed at 100.  I must say that it was not all that comfortable to me.  Robert let me know that it was akin to laying on the floor.  It was as firm as it gets.  I was kind of surprised by this as I assumed I would be at a high number. 

This is when the fun begins!  He started lowering the number and I was to tell him when I was the most comfortable I have ever been.  That took me to 40.  Then he reset it and did it again.  This time I was at a 30.  He took the average, 35, and let me know that that was my sleep number! 

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is a way to replace the foam when it has compressed too much for optimal comfort without buying a whole new mattress.  It was also nice to know that there is a warranty on the beds. 

My next stop was to one of the adjustable beds, the M7.  I liked it when I initially lay on it but I must say that after a while, I wanted to go back to the C3 bed that I was originally on.  I can't really say why as the M7 is a memory foam and is just like laying on a cloud. 

The M7 was on an adjustable base that does a ton of tricks.  My favorite being the zero gravity position.  I will be bringing my hubby in to see if he likes it as much as I do.  If not, we will need the spit base so both sides can move independently of each other.  +

I can't wait to purchase my own Sleep Number bed...with adjustable base...in the future.  I know it won't be so far in the future as they offer incentives like cash back and interest free financing all the time. 

Overall, I would highly recommend to everyone that you go visit your local Sleep Number store and find out your own SleepIQ.  You won't be sorry!

Monday, October 6, 2014

ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night

I received a free sample of ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night to try out from ChapStick and Smiley360.  I must say that I have a tough time using any product on my lips as it either "feathers" or gets wiped/licked off too easily...because I am afraid it has started to look weird on my lips.  With that being said, I must now tell you that I LOVE this stuff! 

I wake up in the morning and use the "day" side.  This stuff is amazing as it works so well.  First of all, it is full of SPF 12 that is so important to me, especially here in Texas.  It has a mild smell but no taste which is great for me as I tend to lick my lips more often when a product has a yummy flavor.  If companies don't want me to lick their products than they should not have made it taste like candy! 
The second thing I noticed was how long it stayed on without feeling gunky.  That is the  hardest part for me as I am very self aware of how I am looking. 

Now, on to the other awesome part of this product!  I use the "Night" side before I go to  bed.  It leaves my lips so soft and smooth.  My husband loves the way my lips now! 

The ChapStick Hydration Lock Day and Night lives up to its claims and name.  I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for healthier lips.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


This year, in my community, people have been working really hard to make this a better world to live in.  A world where everyone can see Christ's love through our actions.  Acts of Random Kindness.  I have seen lists posted everywhere with ideas and even some of our radio stations have started providing business card type notes that let folks know that they have just been "served" with kindness.  I love it!  Now that the holiday season is quickly approaching, I would love to see some of your holiday themed ideas so show those acts of random kindness.

Woohoo! I am now an Influnester Insider!

I love having the opportunity to share with my friends great new products and I have just signed up for Influenster!  You can check it out by clicking on the widget just to the right.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

And the Winner is....

Kelley H. 

Congratulations Kelley! 

Thank you all for participating and supporting this blog.  I appreciate all of the thoughtful comments and cannot wait to interact with you all in the future.  Stay tuned for more great giveaways!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Christmas already?!?

As you may know, my husband and I have a 2 year old son.  Something you probably don't know about me is that I love Christmas.  LOVE!  I love everything about that time of year.  My Christmas starts on Thanksgiving day.  The one day of the year I don't have to button up my pants to sit down at the dinner table and gorge myself on food.  It is even acceptable to wear a nice shirt with pajama bottoms.  It is like a mullet for clothing.  Business up top and a party below!  Once we are all at the table, all we see is the nice shirt!  Anyhow, before I start drooling, I wanted to talk more about Christmas.  Did I mention I love Christmas?!  I love what Christmas is...the birth of our Savior.  I love that it is a time for family.  I love that my husband (a teacher) gets two weeks off.  I love the trees, decorations and lights.  I love the food!  I love the gift giving...as well as the receiving!  Which brings me to the purpose of this post.  How to earn money (or even win prizes) to use for gift giving.  As we are a one income family, Christmas can also be kind of stressful for us.  Coming out of November that has our sons birthday, travel for and other expenses makes my husband and I toss the "how and where" question back and forth.  Yes, I do know that it is not about giving and receiving but rather about the birth of Christ and His promise to us but...the traditions are fun too!

Swagbucks:  Around October of last year, I decided to join Swagbucks.  We bought our son a drum set with what I earned from there.  I saved up 450 swagbucks at a time and traded them for $5 Amazon gift cards.  It added up fast!  Since January, I have earned about $35 that I can use at Amazon.com.  You can earn bucks by doing surveys, playing games, signing up for free trials such as Netflix and Hulu and even by printing and redeeming coupons.

Here is a link to get started earning with Swagbucks today! 

Inbox Dollars:  This is something I have been doing since around November of last year.  This one is much slower earning but you really don't have to do anything but open emails to get money.  They pay .02 for every email that you confirm.  Two clicks is all it takes.  Easy as pie.  They will cut you a check once you have reached $30.  I just requested my first check and expect it to be in the mail next month.  They gave me an extra $3 for requesting a check and now I am about to be ready to request another $30!  They do give you a $5 bonus for signing up.  There are other ways to earn such as surveys, games and offers.

Here is a link to sign up for Inbox Dollars:

Entering giveaways:  This has been an easy and fun way to win prizes from gift certificates to toys!  I love getting up in the morning and checking my email to see if I have a "Congratulations" message.  I have located several low entry giveaway links that I use on a regular basis.

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Anyhow, this is how I relieve some of the stress that comes along with one of the happiest and most important times of the year.