Friday, August 27, 2010


I have heard many great things about Shutterfly but haven't had the opportunity to try out any of their products so when I heard they were giving away 40 free personalized stationary cards to review or giveaway I was so excited.

My son's birthday is coming up next month so this will be a great way to see how wonderful Shutterfly really is!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Healthy Smiles

I was asked to share five simple things you can do for your child to help keep their smiles healthy and bright.

As a child the last thing on your mind is your teeth so as adults we have to help encourage a healthy and bright teeth lifestyle such as reminding to brush morning and night. To make sure my son brushes his teeth in the morning I have the toothbrush waiting for him so there is no excuse to not brush his teeth.

Eating habits: my son has already felt the pain of having caps due to cavities so we limit his sugar intake.

Floss: We make it fun we buy the bright colored floss so he can enjoy it.

We make frequent dental visits so we can make sure to prevent anymore cavities.

Chewing Trident sugar free gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help fight cavities. My son loves gum and well I love that Trident helps him fight against cavities.

"I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Trident blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”


Fracture is changing photo home decor, and is looking to get the word out about its new one-piece picture and frame made from printed glass that mounts to directly to your wall quickly and easily.

Printing and framing pictures is often a huge hassle and can become really expensive really fast. Between getting your photos printed, finding a suitable frame, and figuring out how to mount them, the frustrations (and dollars) have mounted, and the magic has gone away. However, you now have a contemporary, affordable, and practical way to show off all your favorite family pictures -- Fracture. Fracture is the fastest, easiest, best way to get your pictures from your camera to your wall.

Fracture's introductory product lets you print your digital pictures right onto glass! There's no paper, film or anything involved. Simply ink and glass. We have effectively combined printing, framing, and mounting into one simple process. You upload your photo to, we print it on glass, and send it on it's way with everything you need to mount and display. It's a one-stop, complete photo decor solution.

Fractures are very safe: all sharp edges are removed, and they are completely okay to touch and handle.
Fractures are durable: the prints are shatter proof (unlike traditional glass frames), and the images will not fade for years beyond average prints.
Fractures are very practical and elegant: you can use them for any occasion, from Christmas and graduation gifts, to simple "Thank You's".
Fractures are for everyone: from avid photographers to snap happy point-and-shoot lovers, anyone can get Fractured!

Fracture has offered to let me review a personalized 8x10 for free if I am one of the first 100 bloggers. If I am selected I will post a follow up post about the product.

“I wrote this blog post in response to a TwitterMoms RAMBO alert, making me eligible to get a Fracture picture frame for review. You can learn more about Fracture at”

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Family Time

I was asked to share 5 of my favorite family time ideas.

As a single mom working full time it's hard to find the time out of the day to just sit back and relax and enjoy some family time but I always make sure to do so by doing some of the following:

1. Game night
2. Movie night
3. Go out to dinner as a family
4. Dinner at home at the dinner table
5. Day/Night out with the family

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and LEGO blogging program, making me eligible to get a prize pack. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back To School Time

Ok so it's back to school season as you know and just like myself I know a lot of parents get really stressed out. Especially when your a single parent like me. But there are many things I do so that I don't get too stressed. Here are some of my back to school tips:

1. Shop Early
There is nothing like waiting till the last minute trying to find what your child needs when there is not much to chose from.

2. Shop supercenters
I don't like to buy from smaller stores just because they like to overprice.

3. Buy more than needed if there is a price you can't beat. You can always use it the following year or throughout the school year!

4. Talk to other moms see what they have more of and need so you can help them find what they need so they can help you find what you need.

5. Shop Tax-Free season. This is a great time to stock up and save on the things you have to buy already for school!

6. I like to buy on sale throughout summer so that when it comes time for back to school I am not as pressured by all the purchases I need to make.

7. Second-hand stores are a great way to find some new and gently used clothes as well.

8. Shop ads and keep a lookout for sales there will be plenty right before school starts

9. Recycle- sometimes you can reuse certain items such as backpacks and lunchkits.

10. Online purchasing- I do a lot of this since I cannot shop the stores during the week. You will find a lot of great deals too!!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Staples blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Readers I need your help!!!

If you have Facebook I need your help!!

My child Nathan Cruz is in a "Cutest Kiddo Contest" for a chance to win a free session with Ashley Rocha Photography! If you can, please help us out by heading over to the Ashley Rocha Photography fan page, become a fan by clicking "Like", then vote for Nathan Cruz by clicking "Like" under his/her picture! Please remember that comments do not count, you must "Like" the picture! Thank you SO much!"