Sunday, August 2, 2015

It's *almost* school time!

I can't believe tomorrow is our first day of homeschooling.  I have so much fun planned, yet I feel so unorganized.  If you saw my post from a few days ago, you would have seen that I decided to finish a room in our basement and create a 'school room'. Of course it's not even close to being complete but that's ok.  I have boxes full of supplies, workbooks, learning materials, games,etc. Our first week is going to be filled with LOTS of fun, a couple assessments to see what we need to work on and a little reviewing, so I have some time to get our classroom put together.  

I really need to stay off Pinterest though...So many ideas and only a year to do it. :)   I'm excited to start meeting other homeschool families in our area as well as watching my kids thrive and learn. 

Still trying to decide on our School name, mascot and maybe even a motto.  

But of course today I am busy printing, and planning out our first couple weeks. 




Friday, July 24, 2015

We are officially Homeschoolers!

Well it's official.  I filed our Declaration of Intent to Homeschool.  My son is a first grader and my youngest is going to be doing PK3.  My oldest who is going into 9th grade is now a high schooler (how in the world did that happen) decided to continue on in public school.  I feel she would really benefit and enjoy homeschool, but she may just need a little more convincing.  

We are super excited. My son talks about homeschool and what he wants to do and learn to anyone that will listen. Our first day of school is Monday August 3 and I have lot's of fun planned  for the day.   I can't wait to share it.  

Becoming a homeschool mom is a little, ok a lot overwhelming but I've got this.  The hardest part is creating a plan.  I love lists and being organized but I just can't seem to get myself into gear.  

Wish us luck! It's going to be an amazing journey!

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

International Homebirth Day!

Happy International Homebirth Day! 

I'm proud to say I have birthed 2 of my 3 children at home. The purpose of this day is to educate women across the globe that birth is not a medical procedure. It is natural and has been going on for hundreds of years. It is to raise awareness and support mamas who choose to safely birth their babies at home. 

Have you have had a homebirth? Know someone who has? Tell me your story.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dial Baby Wash and Kids Hand Wash + A GIVEAWAY!



I'm back with another Dial Product! This time it's for our littles! Having kids, we all know they get dirty but Dial has a New product for those dirty hands and bodies.



First up is Dial Baby Body + Hair Wash.  This is perfect for those sweet little babies of ours.  There are NO added parabens, no artificial dyes, pH balanced, hypoallergenic and develeoped with Pediatric Dermatologists.  My youngest has skin issues and breaks out occasionally.  I love that this didn't break her out, was scent free and was gentle on her skin.


Next up is for our bigger kids to wash those dirty little hands.  I have a 6 year old son and let me tell you.. Boys are DIRTY! Whenever he comes in from outside I am quick to remind him to wash his hands. I love this new Dial Foaming Hand Wash. Again there are no added parabens, no artificial dyes, pH balanced, hypoallergenic and developed with Pediatric Dermatologists!


The scent of the  Dial Hand Wash is fun for the kids, because who doesn't love watermelon? My kids loved it so much, I think they used half the bottle in a week.  Well they loved it....or they were just really dirty. :)

If you would like to try out Dial Baby Wash or Dial Kids Hand Wash, leave a comment and tell me a time your kids have gotten super dirty. I will pick a random winner on 5/8 from all comments. I will e-mail the winner and you will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.  Open to U.S. residents only.








Friday, April 17, 2015

Purex Crystals Scent Splash and Giveaway

Here I am again with another amazing Purex product. This time I got to sample the Purex Crystals Scent Splash.



This stuff smells amazing! You can add just a little to your wash for a small scent boost or a whole bunch for some amazingly scented clothes! Purex mailed me Fresh Lavender Blossom!  I don't know if they knew how much I love lavender but I was thrilled when I opened the box!



Purex claims the scent can last for MONTHS in your clothes. I have only sampled it for about a week and a half and my clothes are still smelling great.  I opened my daughter's dresser drawer this morning and could immediately smell the lavender! So calming and relaxing. I of course stuck my nose in the drawer to get a bigger sniff! :)

Wanna try a bottle? Comment below and I will pick one random comment to get a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Crystals Scent Splash! Please comment before April 25. I will use random.org to pick a winner on April 26th.  I will email the winner and you will have 24 hours to email me back with your address.



The FCC requires that I disclose that Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals ScentSplash in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own.



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub and GIVEAWAY




I'm a lover of all things Dial so when I get word that they have another new product coming out I get super excited! I was lucky enough to get to sample the new Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub.

This new Deep cleansing hand soap smells sweet but what do you expect from sugar. It also reminds me a little of Shea butter. There are micro scrubbers that make your hands soft too.



I put this soap next to the sink in my half bath and within a week we had used half a bottle.  My hands are softer, my bathroom even smells nice and the scent stays on your hands for longer than a few minutes. I'm loving this new hand soap.

I love to use sugar scrubs on my hands in the winter. So with spring finally here, it's time to scrub off the dryness and dead skin from your hands and begin spring with soft beautiful hands.



Wait? You don't have a bottle of the New Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub?? Well, leave me a comment below(with an email so i can contact you if you won) and tell me what you do to get ready to spring.  One lucky winner will get a coupon for a free bottle of the Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap.  I will choose a random winner on 4/5/14 and email you. You will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

A big thank you to Purex Insiders for giving me an opportunity to try out this awesome new hand soap.





Disclosure: Purex provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dial Marula Oil Body Wash & GIVEAWAY



Is your skin super dry in the winter? Do you hate using lotion or always forget?  If so, then you definitely have to try out Dial's New Marula Oil Body Wash.

I was recently given the opportunity to sample Dial Marula Body Wash thanks to being a Purex Insider. I had no idea what Marula Oil was.  I had never even heard of it.  Interestingly it is a tree found in Africa called the Marula Tree. The oil is extracted from the Marula fruit.


I have to say I really love this body wash.  The smell is amazing... and the lather.. just a little dollop on a loufa has an amazing amount of bubbles!

After just a few days I am sold on this Body Wash.  Head over to Dial and check it out for yourself. http://www.dialsoap.com/products/miracle-oil-marula-oil-infused-restoring-body-wash

Or better yet, enter my contest below to win a coupon for a free bottle of Dial Marula Oil Body Wash! :)




a Rafflecopter giveaway







Disclosure: Purex provided me with a sample of Dial Marula Oil Body Wash in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.


 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm not Irish.... maybe somewhere down my family line someone was....so I wore green today.  I hope you all have a great St. Patrick's Day, enjoy some corned beef, colcannon and green beer.

I have 2 giveaways coming up in the next week or so, so be on the lookout!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Purex Powershot Review & Giveaway

Purex provided me a sample of this product in exchange for an honest review. 

I'm so excited to be back with a new review and GIVEAWAY!!  As a Purex Insider I was chosen to review the new Purex Powershot! I love all these Purex but this is AMAZING! 

First of all if you know me, you know I hate laundry... We all have that one chore we hate, laundry is that chore for me.  I have to gather the dirty clothes, bring the baskets to the basement, separate the clothes, put them in, turn on the washer, measure the detergent..... well No more. Ok well I still have to do the majority of all that but NO MORE MEASURE. I just tip the bottle and it is automatically measured perfectly every time! Seriously! THe bottle magically measures the concentrated detergent and all you do is tip the bottle.... The laundry detergent bottle, not alcohol. haha




So easy! It's so great even my teenager can do the laundry and I don't have to explain how much detergent to put it.  Not I just need to teach her to separate the clothes and I'll never have to do laundry again! 

Purex Powershot comes in Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen and Lillies fragrance. Head on over to Purex.com to learn more about Powershot and other Purex products. 

So while I teach her to do the laundry, I'll bring to you a Giveaway to win your own bottle of Purex Powershot! 




a Rafflecopter giveaway





Disclosure: Purex provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day! I'll have something extra sweet coming up!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Holidays Already?

Wow!! Time flies when you are a busy mom of 3! Life has been well, CRAZY!

We have 15 chickens(plus 2, 3 day old chicks), a foster dog and a new puppy on the way! The kids are busy with school and we just signed up our oldest for high school!

Life is amazing but I never seem to be able to catch a breath.  When I finally do, I realized I let me blog that I want to succeed so badly kinda fall into the back ground. With the holidays upon us I am going to put more effort into my blog.

Next year is going to be great! Lots of product reviews, giveaways and deals galore!

Please like my Facebook page to keep up to date!  https://www.facebook.com/mamaandhercrazies

Friday, April 18, 2014

Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh and **GIVEAWAY**






Hey all! Purex is at it again with another amazing scent with their Purex Crystals! I absolutely LOVE
Purex Crystals can be found in any grocery store as well as Walmart and Target.   With these amazing little crytals you just dump them in with your clothes when you wash.  They are safe for all loads including kids sleep wear and it won't make your towels repel water like fabric softener does.





 Now I seriously wish I had smell-o-vision so you could smell how amazing it is! This is a limited edition scent, so head out to the store and get your own bottle.  Oh but it gets better, I have a coupon that one lucky reader will win. That coupon will get you your very own bottle, for FREE!

Before we get to the giveaway, here is a link where you get a chance to WIN a $1,000 shopping spree plus a year’s supply of Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh.

http://insiders.purex.com/FabulouslyFreshWardrobe?id=85

Now for the giveaway: This is open to US residents only. I will pick one winner at random using Rafflecopter.. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my winning email or a new winner will be chosen. Enter through Rafflecopter below.




 I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am
disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.







Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Belt Lock Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Ever been worried about your little ones in the back seat playing with the seat buckle? I know once our kiddos graduate from a five point harness to a booster seat and eventually to the regular seat in the car they can get bored while on long trips or even short trips to the grocery store or school. I know as a mom I was always worried that my oldest daughter would unbuckle herself and play around in the back seat.  I wish I had this product when she was little. It's a fantastic little invention. How come no one thought of this before?




The idea is simple.  BeltLock was created to put over the part of the car seat buckle that the belt goes into. All you do is slide it over the latch and buckle as you normally would.  What makes this great it that little fingers can't push the lock release and unbuckle themselves.  To unlatch the buckle when you get to your destination is to stick your key or a coin down in the slot and it easily unlocks the belt.

I do wish it was a little smaller and fit snuggly over the actual buckle but that's only a personal preference.  I understand that it needs to be made large enough to accomadate ALL vehicles.

You can order BeltLock from Amazon or directly from their website. Also, be sure to like BeltLock on Facebook and Twitter.  @beltlock #beltlock



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash (Giveaway)




I'm really excited to be bringing you my FIRST review of the new year, the FIRST review on my new site AND my FIRST GIVEAWAY of the year and of course on my new site!! :)

Being a Purex Insider really has it's perks! :) I received a bottle Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash to review and coupons to giveaway.

 

The New Dial Vitamin Boost body wash is lotion infused and contains Vitamin B.  


The winter can really take a toll on your skin.  I know mine gets dry, chapped and itchy. I loved the way this body wash made my skin feel.  It didn't make my skin tight and itchy like some body washes tend to do.  This made my skin smooth and hydrated.  I'm sure my skin appreciated the extra vitamins too. :) After a few days of using this, I didn't even need to use any lotion since my skin wasn't dry anymore thanks to the lotion that was infused to this awesome wash.


You can buy this body wash for under $3 OR you can win a coupon for a free one. :) Good luck! This Giveaway will end on 2/25/14 and is open to the US. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be chosen.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am
disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I have a Facebook Page!!

A super quick update but I wanted you to know that I have a finally have a Facebook Page. Please head over and 'LIKE' my page and leave me a comment that you found me from my blog! :)

 Mama and her Crazies


If you care to follow me on Twitter, here is that link too! :)

@LingerB