Saturday, February 7, 2009

EyeBuyDirect Clearance: Buy One get one Free This Monday 02/09

I'm going to be doing a review for soon. I've ordered my eyeglasses and just waiting for them to be made and shipped. I made a little mistake and forgot to fax over my prescription for several days. was great in contacting me via email and phone to let me know what was going on!

In the mean time though, they are about to have a huge sale and I didn't want my readers to miss it. Ordering was super easy online! I went with the Anna thanks to my hubby & tween talking me into that style :) I wanted the Cat, but they look almost exactly like the last two pairs I bought, lol.

Monday, February 9th - Mark this date and make sure you have your prescription ready for the 24 hour stock clearance.

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Make sure to have your prescription ready. I went in August, so just ran up to my eye doctor and picked up a paper copy of it. Took less then 5 minutes!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise

If you read my blog, you will probably be surprised to see this review here. My girls are 7 & 11, and somehow I missed the fact that Veggie Tales are religious based kids dvd's. My girls have never watched them so I had no idea.

Through the Family Review Network, I was offered the chance to review the new Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise.

About the DVD ~

While on set filming, Bob the Tomato decides to respond to a fan's letter about "waiting", meanwhile everyone's patience is tested by spitting camels, a confused nurse, an easily distracted film crew, and a host of other laughable filming disasters! Join the comical chaos and calamity in Abe and the Amazing Promise that reminds kids that God always keeps his promises . . . even if we have to wait a while!

If you are religious family, then this movie is great. It is about the story of Abraham and Sarah. My daughter actually did not like this dvd. She couldn't get past the religious references. I did have my friends daughter (4) watch it and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Favorite part was the musical mis-adventure Blunders in Boo-Boo-Ville. The dvd also includes the new song, Sneeze if you need to!

Even though this dvd wasn't right for our family, I liked that it is teaching patience to kids which is something most kids and even most adults need to work on. Heck, I even made it my word of the year for 2009! The Veggie tales are funny as well, I think it great when kids programs teach good values through comedy. I definitely would recommend the Veggie Tales dvds to families that believe. Keep an eye out on the Family Review Network for a round up of tons of reviews of this dvd.

You can pre-order Veggie Tales: Abe & the Amazing Promise at Amazon (for $10.49 at time of posting). It will be sold at Christian stores starting February 7th and nationwide February 10th for $14.99. Be sure to check out the Veggie Tales Website as well. It is a great site if you are a Veggie Tales Fan.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Don’t Miss Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story!

Looking for a great movie to watch this weekend? This weekend is the world premier of Gifted Hands on TNT. This is a movie that I highly recommend!

A frustrated young boy with problems in school overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon in the new TNT Original movie GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY. This uplifting and inspirational JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION® stars Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and two-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters, The Manchurian Candidate).

It is based on the true story of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

I watched this movie the other day, and it is truly Inspirational! Seeing a young boy growing up in Detroit and making something of himself thanks to a mothers encouragement, LOVE IT! Gives me hope for my girls as we are going through some tough times right now.

The film opens with Carson’s childhood in Detroit. The young Bennie struggles in school after his father abandons the family and his mother, who suffers from bouts of depression, is forced to be the family’s sole provider, despite the fact that she can’t read and has only a third-grade education.

Seeing that her son is having problems in school, Sonya soon realizes it is because he has troubles seeing. With a new pair of glasses and encouragement to spend time at a library, Bennie dives into the world of books. The joy Bennie gets from reading and the undying love and support he receives from his mother pave the way for him to overcome his impoverished background and graduate from high school, college and medical school. To fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor, he also must face down racial prejudice and other obstacles that threaten to derail him.

Along the way, Carson gets married and starts a family. But his home life becomes strained when his work starts to consume his every waking hour, especially as he faces the challenge of becoming the first doctor ever to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the back of the head. In the end, however, Carson’s family comes to understand that his work is vital in helping other families, including a young couple whose twins’ lives are saved thanks to Carson’s remarkable skills, knowledge and courage.

Today, Carson stands at the top of his field as one of the most respected pediatric neurosurgeons in the world. He is living proof that, with perseverance, a devotion to knowledge and the loving support of family and friends, one can overcome any obstacles. Like his mother did for him, Carson now pours everything he has into helping young people overcome their medical limitations and fulfill their own dreams.

You will not want to miss this wonderful movie. Watch it Saturday, February 7th at 8pm exclusively on TNT.

Review courtesy of Role Mommy and TNT

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review ~ Lost Sock!: 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks

I have major issues with matching up my socks. I hate doing it, so I let it pile up. I also cannot seem to throw out a sock that I haven't found a match too. When I came across Lost Sock!: 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks, I knew I had to read this little book. It is written by Cynthia Copeland and is the most adorable book for adults.

We all have issues with lost socks, this is a must read. It gives you tons of ideas of things to do with that one single sock. Some of the ideas are genius, others will make you laugh out load.

My 7 year old saw me reading this book the other night and she said "I thought you didn't read picture books." I almost died, too funny. I would say the book is great for kids as well, but there are a couple of adult suggestions you might not want your kids to read on their own.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Review ~ Green Works Wipes

I love the Clorox line of Green Works cleaning products. I did a review in the past for the dish washing soap before on this blog. It is still the dish soap that I use and one of my favorite products ever! Now thanks to Mom Central, I had a chance to try the Green Works Natural Biodegradable cleaning wipes in original scent.

The new Wipes are made from 100% cellulose fibers and derived from renewable farm grown trees. Like all Green Works products, they are formulated using biodegradable ingredients, are packaged in recyclable canisters and not tested on animals.

New Green Works Natural Biodegradable Cleaning Wipes will feature the Sierra Club logo on package, marking the brand's financial commitment to support the organization's conservation efforts, and are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using environmentally preferred chemistry.

The new Wipes work on grease, grime, dirt, soils and messes, and are safe to use on multiple surfaces throughout the kitchen and bathroom including counters, appliances, stainless steel, sealed granite, chrome, cooktop hoods, sinks and toilets.

I've been using my Green Works wipes for a few weeks now and I really like them. I normally use clothes to clean, but sometimes I prefer to grab a wipe and quickly clean up. I've used these in the kitchen and bathroom so far and really like them a lot. I even used one to wipe down the toilet and was impressed it only took one wipe to get everything done.

The wipes can be used on most surfaces including acrylic, fiberglass and vinyl. The first two ingredients are filtered water and cocunut0-based cleaning agent. Another thing I like is that they contain no bleach or phosphorus.

The Green Works team wants to nurture your eco-friendly project with green! Through its new "Green Heroes Grant Program," the brand team will award five grants of $10,000 each to eco-friendly community projects across the country.

Between January 15 and February 28, 2009, individuals can nominate eco-friendly community projects for a Green Heroes grant by submitting a photo and short essay about the project for consideration. Each winner - or "Green Hero" - will receive a $10,000 grant to help their eco-friendly community projects grow and flourish!

Then, beginning on March 16 through April 10, 2009, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite eco-friendly community project. The final five Green Heroes will be announced on April 22 - just in time for Earth Day.

You can read more information about the Green Heroes Grant Program, including official contest rules and entry guidelines by clicking the link above.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Review ~ Regeneration Anti-Aging Whole Food Bar

I love eating granola bars, energy bars, protein bars etc. They are easy to throw in my purse and eat while I'm out. The bad thing about the bars though, it is hard to find one that are both good for you and healthy. I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle, so I am always on the look out for a great new product to aid me in my journey.

When I was given the chance to try the BRAND NEW Regeneration Anti-Aging Whole Food Bar, I was pretty excited! These bars are the first to contain a powerful combination of fresh, cold-pressed superfoods, high levels of anti-inflammatory nutrients and vitamins, nutritious fruit flavonoids and low-glycemic ingredients – foods that nourish from the inside out giving our body, skin and mind the nutrients needed to slow aging and achieve optimal health. The bar has been independently tested by Brunswick Laboratories to contain a super high 7,800 ORAC units per bar –The ORAC test is considered the industry standard in determining antioxidant level of foods and nutrients.

When I first opened my box, I was impressed at the size of the bars. They are a really nice big size, not like some of those silly little 100 calorie bars that you open up and there are only 2 bites :) These bars are packed with food that are good for you. The best part, they taste good! They are moist, have a nice taste and you can even see all the good for you food in them. You will be able to identify what you are eating, no scary chemicals that you can't pronounce!

If you are interested in leading a healthier lifestyle, decrease the signs of aging, I highly recommend trying Regeneration Anti-Aging Whole Food Bars! They are currently available online at for $47.99 per case of 12 bars ($3.99 each). They will soon be available at retailers nationwide.

Thanks Family Review Network.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

TCM 31 Days to Oscar

A great channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are devoting each night in February to a Different Academic Field, with Academy Award®-winning and nominated films serving as course curriculum. They are calling it 31 days to Oscar and it starts today! It will run from February 1st through March 3rd, 2009.

They will be airing 350 movies to "educate" viewers in 92 different academic courses. What is really great about this extra special showing of these classic movies is that TCM has grouped the films by order of subject. They set it up as if you were in school. The films are shown by academic subjects.

For February 1, 2009 the films are from the "Communications Department". They will be shown by the various subjects that fall under that heading.

Todays schedule is ~
Television Production
- My Favorite Year (1982)
- The Sunshine Boys (1975)
- Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Introduction to Advertising
- It Should Happen to You (1954)
- Artists & Models (1937)
- Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
- It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Contemporary Issues in Mass Media
- Ace in the Hole (1951)
- The China Syndrome (1979)
- Network (1976)
- The Last Angry Man (1959)
- The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

You can see the full 31 day schedule right here. There is also a sweepstakes you can enter here. You will be entered to win a 31 Days of Oscar Composition Notebook. I received one of these in the mail the other day and it is pretty cool. It looks like a composition book with the full schedule in the front. Then there is tons of lined paper to take "notes" on what you learned!

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