Wordless Wednesday : Spring

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I need to find a solution

I hate dealing with bills. I know they are monthly bills so it’s not a surprise but what is a surprise is when we get an unexpected high bill. I need to start looking at homeowners insurance quotes because the current homeowners insurance we have went up and we had no idea it was going to go up. It has been the same rate for the past three years and this year when we are tighter on money it goes up.

I really need to get some kind of job that can supplement some of the costs that we just cannot cover. I have tried to help out by cutting coupons and shopping for items when they are on sale but that only helps so much. I keep applying for jobs but they all tell me that I need current job experience. How can I get the experience if no one is willing to give me a chance? Ugh sorry for venting but I just needed to let all this anxiety and stress out.





Taking care of stress sweat with Secret’s Clinical strength deodorant

Disclosure: I was financially compensated for this post in the form of a Walmart Gift Card. I also received a Walmart Gift Card to purchase the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own,and are based on my own personal experience with the product.

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As a mom of six kids you can imagine what my days are like. I am constantly on the go from the moment I wake up until I am able to settle down late at night. I spend my days stressing out whether all my kids have done their homework or if I made sure that the bills got paid on time. I hate to admit it but all the stress makes me sweat profusely. Now ladies this might be TMI but I thought it was worth sharing, I noticed that my armpit smell was worse during the times I was stressed out versus times where I was just working out or having the normal armpit smell. What I found out ladies will astound you because it sure as heck shocked me!!! Did you know that Sweat caused by physical activity and temperature is produced by eccrine sweat glands, and is 99% water and 1% nutrients,
But stress sweat is produced from the apocrine gland which increases bacteria, and Water + Nutrients + Bacteria = Odor. You should check out www.nostresssweat.com and find out the scoop on stress sweat too.

Because of my busy and hectic schedule, I would like to have all day protection when it comes to my deodorant. I wanted to be protected especially on days where my stress level was and is at an all time high. It seems ( at least to me) that my constant prayers of not smelling like stinky sweat were answered, because I was recently offered the opportunity to try out one of the two new forms Secret Clinical Strength deodorant comes in. I of course jumped at the chance to try out Secret’s new clinical strength deodorant in invisible solid (which goes on dry and stays dry.) Out I went to Walmart to use the gift card I was provided and chose the ooh-la-la lavender scent because even though I sweat probably as much as a man does, I wanted to feel like a lady and have a nice soft smell.
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I found out that Secret Clinical Strength helps protect against the three causes of sweat which are Heat, Activity and Stress Sweat – especially stress sweat! which is exactly what I needed. I love this new deodorant and maybe when I finish this invisible solid I will go and try out Secret’s clinical strength clear gel in the powder protection scent. If soft smells is not what you like, You don’t have to pick the two scents I would choose. You also have the choice of picking completely clean or sport fresh scent. Check out your local Walmart , a one-stop-shop for all of your personal care needs when you go to buy your Secret Clinical Strength deodorant or buy it online at at www.nostresssweat.com





Choo Choo soul’s Genevieve Goings has just released her first single

Disclosure: I was sent the single of “My Telephone Number is” by Genevieve Goings to review as a influencer with Entertainment New Media Network. I have been compensated for this post but my thoughts and opinions are always my own.

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If you are a parent with young kids, chances are you have heard of choo choo soul with Genevieve on Playhouse Disney. My children have watched it and love to sing along and learn with Genevieve. I for one am so glad that my four year old twins and my eight year old son have this wonderful program that teaches them in a fun and simple way. Genevieve Goings has kept her wonderful teachings going and just released her first single called “My Telephone Number Is” which is a very catchy tune that will have your children remembering their phone number in no time.

I had the wonderful opportunity of listening to this catchy tune and spent the day singing the song around the house. My boys soon joined me signing and dancing along and I knew Genevieve Goings knew exactly what our young kids like.
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Genevieve Goings has spent 10 years teaching toddlers fundamental fun. From her debut on Playhouse Disney as the hip singing train conductor on the educational interstitials known as “Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve”, through her remaking Classic Disney sing-alongs again with Choo Choo Soul, and voicing the learning bumpers featured on the new Disney Junior network. Genevieve is now welcoming a second generation of viewers and listeners with the release of her first solo album doing what she does best – teaching and entertaining children.

“Do You know?” is a new presentation path for learning for young children age 2-7
year old. It features songs and videos aimed at helping preschoolers learn their phone
number, telling time, putting themselves to bed, and the more personal things like
hygiene and dealing with potty training in a dignified manner. This new inspiring set of
songs is fun for the whole family and will have you, as parents and teachers, singing
and dancing along.

I for one agree with Genevieve’s way of teaching our children. I caught myself singing right along with my children “My Telephone number is” because it is such a fun and catchy tune . If you want your children having a fun time while learning their phone number order Genevieve’s first single “My Telephone Number Is” by downloading it from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-telephone-number-is…/id860252230 and If your children are anything like mine they will want to hear more songs by Genevieve. I have thanked my lucky stars that
Genevieve also has a free app on iTunes called “Sing with Genevieve” which you can check out here
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id805510066 and that has kept them busy until the album’s release date on June 3, 2014. A good thing to know is that if you pre-order the album (which will be available for pre-orders
in early May), fans will receive instant access to the albums next single “Gotta Do My
Business” and I know a lot of you soon-to-be potty training moms will want to sing and teach your child that !!!

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A few great places to also check out are Genevieve’s social media sites. Genevieve Goings can be found on

Twitter: @ChooChooGirl
Facebook: Facebook.com/GenevieveGoings
Instagram: Instagram.com/GenevieveGoings





Wordless Wednesday : Before the Sunsets…..

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Product review : Kids Academy preschool kids games app

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I had the opportunity to try out kids academy preschool games and I loved this app. My boys who are 4 years old and getting ready for kindergarten were immediately hooked on the app. They learned a few letters of the alphabet the very first day. They also learned how to trace a few numbers. They are still young and have a ways to go but this app has piqued their interest in learning and they are beyond excited to go to school.

I was super happy to have been able to check this app out. The color and visual art is very enticing two little kids. My boys kept commenting how fun it was every time they collected bugs in a jar. I think it is a great app for little kids getting ready to go to school. If you are interested in checking out this app go to itunes and type in kids academy or click on kids academy preschool games and it should take you right to the site I went to.

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Book Review: Stuck in Between by Blakely Bennett

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Bound by your love series
Blakely Bennett
Tandem Writers
March 18, 2014
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Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.

Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest.

Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.

Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck In Between.

* This ARC was provided for an honest review*

I only have two words to explain this book BEYOND HOT!!!! By seeing the front of the cover I already expected some sort of love triangle or menage a trois to be happening but what I didn’t expect was how hooked I would be on this book and could not put this book down. I simply cannot wait til the rest of the series comes out.

Now that I got all of your attention let me give you a little bit of the storyline. Jacqs has been in love with Bond for over 8 years. Bond has some sort of feelings for Jacqs too but he can’t commit to just her. Jacqs cant handle not being the only woman in his life and lets him know that she will no longer be with him if he can’t commit to her. By chance when Bond sends his best friend Red to pick up Jacqs, Red confesses to Jacqs that he has had feelings for her for many years. Jacqs always thought that Red hated her but that it not so..that is farther from the truth. Do you think Bond will let Jacqs go so easily or will he commit to Jacqs? Will Jacqs give Bond another try or find out what could be with Red? I guess you will have to read the book to find out….. Stuck in between has some great characters too. They seem like a great group of friends and I can’t wait to read more on the other characters storyline. Jacqs best friend Lainie has a secret of her own and I am dying to find out what is going on with her. Jacqs sister Samantha goes through a tough time but it is great to see her do better. I would love to read more about her too. I cannot recommend this book enough.It is beautifully written. The descriptive writing has you thinking you are in the middle of it all. Blakely Bennett has become one of my favorite authors now. Trust me you will not be disappointed in the least!!! I am impatiently waiting for the rest of the series to find out about the rest of the characters in this thrilling series. To find out more about Author Blakely Bennett be sure to click on the links below.

http://www.blakelybennett.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BoundbyYourLoveSeries
https://www.facebook.com/fracturedfidelities
https://www.facebook.com/MyBodyTrilogy





Wordless Wednesday: RAIN

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I never had the patience they have

I was supposed to be sleeping last night since I was so tired but instead I stayed up even later than usual to watch prince play on the Arsenio Hall Show. That man hasn’t aged at all. I remember falling in love with prince’s music back when I was 11 years old and have never looked back. I still love his music. Not all the songs might be my favorite but I do have quite a few that are at the top of my list.

I watched in awe as the man sang and played and instrument and even worked the filter that made his guiter huummmm way after he had finished singing the last verse. My son was supposed to be asleep but he sat at watched in amazement as prince played his musical instruments. My son said mom would we be able to find low pass filter from guitar center kind of like the one prince was using ? I have no clue if guiter center would carry the exact one but I am sure we could find something similar to it.

My kids have shown so much enthusiasm with learning how to play the guitar and violin and singing. I really thought that they were going to be over the whole musical bug after a couple of months but it is still going strong. I am glad they have a passion for something though. I was not as patient as they are when it comes to practicing on their singing or playing their instrument. I am super happy that their school had enough money to even have musical instruments and music teachers to teach them. I am so glad they are getting these cool opportunities.





Product Review: Rav Power Luster series power bank

Disclaimer: I have received free product for review to facilitate this post. I was not compensated for this review and all expressed opinions are strictly my own.

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I had the wonderful opportunity to review the RavPower Luster series power bank. As a mom of 6, I am constantly on the go and having my cellphone on me ready to go is a must. You better believe I jumped at the chance to review this power bank. I cannot be running around doing errands and have my cellphone die because it is out of juice. I have in the past missed important phone calls and not found out about emergency situations until I had arrived home hours late.
Not only is having a way to charge my cellphone important to me ,having a flashlight in this charging bank is an added plus. I don’t know how many times I have needed a flashlight to find my keys in my purse or needed a light to find the keyhole on the door. I know I am not the only mom who runs around like crazy trying to get the daily errands done and not had time or forgot to turn on the porch lights.

Right away after getting The Ravpower power back I plugged it in using my cellphone charger. Yes that’s right you can either use your smartphone charging cord or a usb charging cord… how cool is that !!! I wondered to myself how long will it take for my power bank to be all juiced up ? I got my answer it didn’t take a long time to turn from the red needs charging light to a blue its done charging light to come on.
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I didn’t go more than a day before needing to use the RAVPower charging power bank because I forgot to charge my cellphone the night before. I was in the middle of conversation with my daughters teacher when I heard the dreaded ding of my phone’s notification service notifying that my cellphone was about to shut off. I quickly wrapped up my conversation and plugged in my cellphone to the charger. I continued shopping all over target and got all my errands done and didn’t have to worry about missing the text message I got from my daughters choir teacher or the school calling me to pick up my son because he had a fever. If it wasn’t for the RavPower power bank I wouldn’t have been able to pick up my son from school. I also would have taken a long time finding my keys in my purse full of kids stuff as well as my stuff if it wasn’t for the flashlight that is on the powerbank.

One thing I wanted to note which is very important to me is that this Powerbank has the power to fully charge my cellphone. I was at 1% battery and it had enough juice to fully charge my cellphone and still had a little bit of juice left to let me be able to use the flashlight. I am pretty happy having such a convenient way to charge my cellphone when I am nowhere near a power outlet or car charger. The RavPower powerbank is about the size of a lipstick tube which is very easy to carry in your pocket or purse. I highly recommend getting one of these powerbanks. I haven’t left my home without it and have used it many many times since I got it.





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