Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I Can't Wait For @AMERICANIDOL This Year! Fingers Crossed... #THENEXTIDOL

I have loved American Idol from it's very first season! 

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In fact, I remember nursing & rocking my first baby boy to sleep, as I watched Kelly Clarkson WIN the very first season!  I was so excited for her!
Over the years, I've had family members audition for the show.  
My cousin Jessica auditioned and this was her number from that day.  Unfortunately she didn't make it through, but she is still extremely talented.
I've had past school mates audition for the show and even make it really, really far in the competition!  This is Amy Adams from Season 3.  We went to Junior High School & even sang in choir together.

This year, we have a friend who's daughter is ON THE SHOW!  

CHEER ON ALYSSA RAGHU WITH ME!
She's amazing and I will be cheering for the entire way through her journey!  Though I've never met her in person, I will be one of her biggest fans, as I watch each episode from home!  
Who knows, maybe we will be able to make one of the tapings and cheer her on in the audience too.
I have to admit too, I'm a bit jealous she got to meet Katy Perry too, since her & I are destined to be BEST FRIENDS someday!  HA HA!

CLICK HERE to like her Facebook page and follow her journey with me!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

@KentuckyBarnWoodKennels - #DOGGOALS To The Extreme, Plus A #GIVEAWAY To Enter!

As you know, Harley is currently CRATE TRAINED! 
With that being said, her crate is quite an eye sore in our home & because it's HUGE (cause she's large), it takes up a lot of space in our home!
The black metal bars are far from "complementary" to our home decor.  

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BUT GUESS WHAT?  
I found a company that has given me & Harley #DOGGOALS! 
LIKE SERIOUS POSH PUPPY GOALS!
We both got all the feels from this companies products:

This company creates the most amazing pieces of furniture...for dogs.  
FURNITURE that not only compliments home decor, but also gives you dog a "safe" place to sleep, rest and relax.
CHECK THESE OUT:
Kentucky Barn Wood Kennels is offering a giveaway of (2) $25 PetSmart Gift Cards (drawn at random) when they reach 1500 followers on Facebook
COME ON GUYS, show them some support! 
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Friday, February 23, 2018

@MyLittleSeat - Turn Normal Chairs Into High Chairs In A Few Seconds

SAFE and SANITARY are two words that are VERY popular in NEW PARENT'S vocabulary!  
But from my experience, most high chairs in restaurants are not always safe or sanitary.  Also, what happens if you go to a place that doesn't have high chairs available for your little one?  Wouldn't it be nice to have something in your diaper bag, that turns a normal chair into a high chair in just a few seconds?  

CHECK THIS OUT!!

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My Little Seat is a product that I loved having when my youngest was a little guy.  
SEE PICTURE BELOW (look at that smile):
It was also a product that I passed on to my sister, when we were finished with it (since he was our last), for her little guy!  (see picture below)
A product that fits perfectly in our diaper bag and also makes a clean & safe place for your little one to sit, in any normal chair.  
YES...it takes a normal chair and transforms it into a "fabric" high chair.  
HOW COOL & CONVENIENT IS THAT?
Now, we have a new baby in our family again and My Little Seat sent us the Pinky Buttons Travel High Chair for her to use at our family gatherings, when she comes to visit a home without a baby high chair (like ours), and even for her parents to keep in their diaper bag for any outing they may encounter where they need a high chair for her.  
I LOVE IT!!  
Her parents are going to absolutely love it too!
It is so easy to install on most any chair too.  
It comes with instructions to install, but it literally takes 30 seconds to secure it to the chair.  
After it's secured, you put the baby (it works best for babies who are able to sit up on their own) in and TADAHHH...you've got yourself a safe and sanitary place for your baby to eat, sit and be entertained.  
Since my niece is not old enough to sit up yet, we used my daughter's doll so you can see how it works and looks when the baby is in it.
It folds back up after use and comes in this awesome carry bag!  
I JUST LOVE IT!
CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of products My Little Seat has!  
Considering this product is under $25, I'd say this is a gift most new parents would want to receive at their baby shower or purchase on their own.  It's the gift that keeps on giving too...because it lasts and lasts.

AND YES...it's machine washable too!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

@SUGRU - Mouldable Glue - THE PROJECTS & IDEAS ARE ENDLESS!

If you live in a house with kids...you know that things get broken!  
LIKE...ALL...THE...TIME!

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Glue, it holds all sorts of things together!  Right? 
But what if I told you about a mouldable glue that does more than stick things together?   

What if I told you about a glue, that starts out like clay (but is skin-friendly), that can be rolled & shaped into so many different ways, to create helpful hacks all over your home?  

WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Meet SUGRU - It's Mouldable Glue!  It's "family-safe" (skin friendly) glue that can be rolled, balled up, wrapped around things, etc.  
AND YES...it sticks too!

We received the "Hacks for Home" Starter Kit, so we could try SUGRU out ourselves!  
This kit comes with five different colors of this colored mouldable glue.  It comes with an adorable storage tin!
It also comes with a booklet full of "helpful hacks" on how to really use this product to it's fullest extent. 

THERE ARE SO MANY COOL WAYS TO USE THIS!  

Here are a few:
I actually used the white Sugru glue on my cell phone charger cable (see picture below).  
We seem to always have them get worn through (I know we can't be alone) the plastic, in the same spot and we end up having to throw them away, because the exposed metal wiring is definitely not safe to continue using. 
But with this SUGRU Mouldable Glue, I wrapped it around the exposed part, squished it to the plastic and let it dry.  When it dried, it was perfectly moulded onto the plastic cord and completely covered the exposed metal perfectly.  I LOVE THIS!  
While I still have to keep an eye on this charger cable, I feel safer using it like this...and not having to toss it out and get another.

AND TRUST ME, I WILL BE USING THIS SUGRU to do so much more around our home!
In fact, I could get a little obsessed with all the projects I could do with this!
How about you?
CLICK HERE to check out all the different ways you can use SUGRU as well as a place for your to purchase some for your home...so you can start using it to make your life a little more organized and repaired.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I'm The "CRAZY GERMAN SHEPHERD LADY" - Busted Thread Tees

I am a bit obsessed with my puppy!  
My German Shepherd Puppy...to be exact.  
So much so, that I have been giving you guys monthly updates on her progress as we get through all the fun stages of PUPPYHOOD!

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There is just something SIMPLY amazing about German Shepherds!  
They have been my favorite breed of dog for many years.  
I've had a couple dogs in the past that are mutts mixed with German Shepherds, but I've always wanted a pure bred one!
So when I came across this ETSY store called Busted Thread Tees, that not only has an amazing selection of super soft t-shirts, but one that says, "CRAZY GERMAN SHEPHERD LADY"...I had to have it! 
 I mean...COME ON!  This tee is totally me!
It arrived today and I absolutely LOVE IT!  
It's super soft, it's print is perfect and I love what it says!
And hey, I love my German Shepherd!
I mean, look at her face...she really believes that I'm the "Crazy German Shepherd Lady" too.  
HA HA!
CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of t-shirts that Busted Thread Tees offers!  
They really have so many cute ones and I love supporting small business too!
Check them out now!

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Two Baby ESSENTIALS For New Moms - #BabyMagic @ButtPaste

It may have been over nine years ago (*sniff* *sniff*) that I cared for, bathed and diaper changed my brand new baby boy...but I remember very clearly some of my favorite "MUST HAVE" ESSENTIALS, that I always had on hand to use!

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Wasn't he sweet?

Two products that I highly recommend (call me a "mommy expert") are: 
Why?  
Well, I've used both products first hand and they are both products that, if I found myself in the position of having another baby (not going to happen), or helping someone with their newborn (like my sis in law with my new niece), I would insist on them being readily available!


If my baby's ever had diaper rash (and they got it on occasion), or even had dry knees from crawling...Boudreaux's Butt Paste was the answer!  
Not joking...it's a "MIRACLE PASTE", in my opinion.  Even at the very first sign of irritation, applying this paste to my babies would make it go away.  
I LOVE THIS STUFF!  
It really does "start healing on contact".  
This is definitely a MUST HAVE in every diaper bag, in my opinion.  


Secondly, just the smell of this product makes me reminiscent of a freshly bathed baby...because my babies loved getting lotioned up after a bath with Baby Magic Gentle Baby Lotion.  

Of course, I didn't apply this on newborn baby skin, but on my older babies, who had some dry skin issues.  
I definitely enjoyed the baby soft skin & scent from the Baby Magic Lotion.  I'm telling you, just smelling this lotion brings me back to those happy times with my little ones...makes me wish I had a freshly cleaned baby to snuggle up with.
It honestly works great on adults too, if you want your skin to be BABY SOFT as well.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about Boudreaux's Butt Paste!


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Who Needs A High Chair When You've Got @CozyCover Portable Easy Seat?

As I've mentioned in the past few months...we have a new baby girl that joined our family in the beginning of January.  
Having a new baby in the family is so much fun!  
It's an extra person to love on!  
An extra person to watch grow & change!  
An extra person at our family dinners, etc.

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Since it's been a few years since we have had babies in the house, finding a convenient way to accommodate our niece when she comes to our house for dinner...I had to get inventive!  
OR actually, I just needed to find the right company to help me out! 
Cozy Cover has a product called a Portable Easy Seat
What is so great about this product?  
FIRST OFF...it's a portable high seat!  Because it's mainly made of fabric, it folds up into a perfect little travel pouch that fits into any diaper bag or purse, or could be easily stored away in a home until it's needed!
Secondly?
It's super easy to install and use!  
It literally takes seconds to put it over the seat back of most kitchen chairs!  All you do is cover, tighten and snap it into place!   Then it's ready for baby to sit, enjoy a meal or be entertained in (of course being closely watched)...when you are busy getting dinner ready, laundry folded, etc.
I used our daughter's baby doll as an example (clearly the doll is much to small for this chair), which is perfectly suitable for a baby ages 6 mos and up, that is able to sit upright on their own.  So it will be a few months before our niece begins using this, but I'm so excited to have it for her!
THIRDLY?
The best part, it's completely washable, so if you use it out at a restaurant around germs...or baby spits their baby food all over it, you can just throw it in the washing machine and it's back to "ready to use" condition again.
I LOVE THIS IDEA!  Now, we don't have to have an actual high chair in our home, to have our niece (as she gets older) enjoy a meal with us without having to be held the whole time or to have her parents bring a high chair (feeding chair) with them!  
This product would also make an amazing baby shower present for a first time parent.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT TOO...it's under $20 for a product that you're going to use over and over again!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Cozy Cover Portable Easy Seat and the other products they offer to make parents lives a little easier!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Have Your Kids Seen @WaltDisneyStudios @DisneyPixar COCO?

There's a new animated movie, that is a 
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD Winner for Animated Film...
that is now out on DVD/BluRay/and Digital!
And if your kids haven't seen it, they are going to want to...and you'll probably enjoy watching it with them as well! 
And if, by chance, they have seen it...they will be wanting to watch it again & again!

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DISNEY - PIXAR brings COCO to LIFE AGAIN, as it crosses over for streaming in your own home and even on the go!  
WE ARE SO EXCITED!
My kids loved this movie!  Not going to lie, I did too!  
It really brings to heart the idea of family, traditions and pushing for your goals...
no matter how far you have to go, even to the "other side"!  
This includes hours of deleted scenes, music and so much more!  
The best part, you can play this movie just about anywhere & as much as you'd like, since it also comes with a digital copy included.
CLICK HERE to order your copy today!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Show SOME LOVE Today... #ValentinesDay2018

Just wanted to take a second to send my readers & followers some extra special LOVE today!
May your day be full of love, laughter and hugs & kisses too.
XOXO,
Courtney

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 Ingredient GLUTEN Free Peanut Butter Cookies #MAKETHEM

My mom used to make peanut butter cookies and she told me that the recipe was the easiest one to remember EVER!!  

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Wanna know why I've never forgotten it and have never had to write it down?

There are literally only three ingredients to the entire makeup of the cookies and they are RICH, delicious and GLUTEN FREE too (for those who have gluten intolerance).  

My oldest daughter just made a batch tonight, so it made me want to share it with our readers, so maybe your house can smell as good as ours does tonight...should you choose to make them too!

SUPER EASY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE:
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg

NOT EVEN JOKING...that's it!  You mix them together, scoop balls onto the baking sheets, use a fork to make the marks on the top and then bake at 350 degrees until the edges just start to brown.  If you feel feisty, you can add a cup of chocolate chips (mini ones work great), or top with a Hershey Kiss.  

TADA...you're welcome!  YOU WILL LOVE THESE!  Your kids will LOVE THEM TOO!  And trust me...if you have a gluten issue and are looking for recipes to expand your baking goals...add this to the list!  

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Doggy Diapers & Nine Months Old Already - Where Does The Time Go? #PuppyUpdate

Our little girl, our HARLEY QUINN, is nine months old!  

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For the past few weeks, she's been acting funny!  
Not wanting to eat (I've really had to coax her)...
Being really clinging & protective to me (especially when people want to cuddle)...
Having a bit of separation anxiety when I have to leave the house for work or errands (that's the face she gives me)...

And two nights ago, I got the answer to why!  
SHE IS IN HEAT!  I've never dealt with a female dog in heat before, but it explains her snappiness, her over protectiveness and even her not wanting to eat at times.  
She's become a WOMAN!  
Since this is my first experience, I headed to PetSmart immediately to get her what we needed (diapers with ruffles and disposable liners) to make sure that she is taken care of during this time (still not sure how long the bleeding will last) and to keep our carpets and house clean too.  Despite the RUDE PetSmart cashier, who scolded me for letting her come into heat before getting her fixed & not getting her fixed at 4 mos when she gets all her puppies fixed, I got what I needed and got her acclimated to wearing her diaper when she is not in her crate or going potty.
It's pretty stinking cute.  She's got a ruffle butt!
All in all, she's becoming a great dog!  
Super obedient, wicked smart and JUST DOWN RIGHT BEAUTIFUL!!  
She is so photogenic...I can't stop snapping pictures of her!
So there's your puppy update...YOU'RE WELCOME!

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