Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm proud to be a American...

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me.

                                       And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,

God bless the USA.

**Artist: Lee Greenwood Song: Proud To Be An American

I am thankful to all the men and women who serve our country! 
A special THANK YOU! to my Grandpa Dale,

2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division
Uncle Butchy is my mom's baby brother! This is one of our favorite photos! My mom had not seen it in MANY years and when I showed it to her she started crying...tears of happiness and remembering the fear having him so far away. I didn't come along for nearly 2 decades after these pictures, but the emotion is there when I see these pictures too! I am so proud of my uncle and love him more than you can imagine!
and all of our awesome friends and their families! I we will never forget who we lost! Thank you to our AWESOME friend Dave who is not only a retired Seabee but have devoted his life to counseling and supporting all vets from WWII, Vietnam, and after! He is AWESOME and we thank him for being the hope for these men and women!

✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ If You're Proud To Be An American, Wave 
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ This Flag In Honor Of The Fallen Men
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And Women Who Served Our Country 
✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who have served in the past 
 ☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who are serving now
 ☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And For Those Who Are Still Fighting

I'm a...

Yup! That's me! My little guys plays Baseball/Teeball and loves it! Let me tell you...there is nothing cuter than a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds playing Baseball!! :)

Batter up!!
My 2nd baseman - Just like Mama did!
Checking on the outfielders!
Couch AKA Daddy getting the boys ready!
1st at bat - getting a pep talk for "couch"
"I got it mommy! I'll hit a homerun!!"
getting his head in the game:)
"SINGLE!" Wooooo hooooo!
Our Team - The Mariners!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Review - Woodstock Candy {GIVEAWAY Alert}


Think back to when you were a child! Did you have a favorite candy?!?! I know I did...Candy Necklaces, ring pops, pixy stix, just to name a few. 

My wonderful husband just celebrated his 30th Birthday! I wanted to do something different for this very special birthday...something fun...something...but what?!? While searching for ideas I came across Woodstock Candy

"Fun and fabulous birthday candy gifts are shipped to you from Woodstock, New York! When shopping for 50th birthday party gift ideas or 60th birthday party gifts, check out our great assortments of nostalgic old fashioned retro candy boxes.
Gift boxes of old fashioned retro candy are fantastic for any celebration. Choose one and we'll send it to all your favorite baby boomers for great 50th birthday gifts! Also available are nostalgic candy boxes filled with childhood memories for 30th, 40th, 60th, 70th, and 80th birthday party gifts. Our customers are thrilled to find that this nostalgia retro candy is still available, so have fun and look around!"

WoodStock Candy was the perfect gift! My husband has the BIGGEST sweet tooth ever, so I knew it would be a total hit!

What we got...
30th Birthday Gift - Nostalgic Candy 

A fun box of nostalgic candy makes a great 30th birthday gift! Surprise a thirty year old with candy they'll remember from their childhood. If they ever played with Strawberry Shortcake, Pound Puppies, Rainbow Brite, Micro Machines, or Masters of the Universe, you know they're going to turn 30. Send them on a trip down memory lane for their 30th birthday with all this fun candy.

This special 30th birthday gift box comes filled with forty kinds of candy:
Bubble Tape, Big League Chew, Jolly Rancher Stick, Ring Pop, Laffy Taffy, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Airheads, Razzles, Saf-T-Pop, Candy Lipstick, Root Beer Barrels, Pop Rocks, Smartie Pops, Zotz, Pixy Stix, Starburst, Skittles, Tootsie Pop, Candy Cigarettes, Lemonheads, Sugar Daddy Pop Jr., Atomic Fireballs, Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, Juicy Fruit Gum, Gobstoppers, Mary Janes, Necco Wafers, Push Pop, Now & Later, Dubble Bubble Gum, Candy Buttons on Paper, Strawberry Twizzler, Black Taffy, Bit-O-Honey,Chick-O-Stick, Gummy Bears, Fun Dip, and a Candy Necklace.

My husbands reaction to this gift was more than I could have imagined! He was like a excited! He kept telling me "this is the coolest gift!" "I love this" "This is the best idea"...yeah Woodstock Candy was a GIANT hit! He even took the box to work to show off!!! He recalled memories when him and his brother would walk over to the store and buy candy...some  of the candy he hadn't even seen since he was a child! We talked about how as soon as we smelled some of the candies, it ignited a memory...I remembered being a little girl in Kansas going to my brother's football games and playing with my friends. My husband remember getting his allowance and going to the candy aisle at the store! In addition to his personal excitement, my husband was so excited to share his gift with our children! He loved being about to tell our 6 year old son about all the candies he had as a child! E was so excited that Daddy gave him his ring pop!
 We have had so much fun with this candy...after the kids go to bed we open up the box and have a treat! I absolutely love this as well!!!! Their candy has definitely been one of my favorite products that I have ever reviewed, and I have reviewed some pretty awesome stuff!!
My sister is turning 50 this year and my mom is going to turn 70 in a few years...Now that we know about Woodstock Candy guess what they are getting...yup! you got it, Woodstock Candy! Planning a 50's - 60's - 70's - or 80's party?? Woodstock Candy has you covered!

About Woodstock Candy...
"Welcome to Woodstock Candy! We have been in business since 1992. My name is Bridget, and I am a baby boomer. I remember when I was a kid, we would ride our bikes to Folk Art of Woodstock to buy penny candy with our allowance. We could choose between Mary Janes, Bit-O-Honey, Kits, Wax Bottles, Candy Buttons on Paper, Jawbreakers, BB Bats, Pixy Stix, Fireballs and other candies that were in the glass jars. Thinking back, I realize how much patience Nina, the proprietor, had with us kids. We started selling candy in 1992 and realized people loved seeing the nostalgic candy they grew up with. There was an actual demand for it! Selling candy online is not the same as being face to face with children counting out their pennies, but it's still rewarding to sell the very same candies that I grew up with. The nostalgia of this retro candy reminds me of being a kid, and I hope that when you see a collection of this candy, you'll go back in time as well."

I would highly recommend Woodstock Candy to anyone who is looking for a fun and unique gift for someone they love! 

I would like to Thank Woodstock Candy for this fantastic Review and Giveaway!! 

Head over to The Woodstock Candy website to order can enter to win a Gift Box of your Choice right here! Simply complete the form below and you are entered!

Links you will need!

The Woodstock Candy Giveaway will run from 6/24 - 6/28 at 4pm pst due to Baseball!:)  
The winner will be announced 6/28 by 9pm pst.

Please use the Google Form (above) to enter, as any comments on this post will not count towards the giveaway. You can view all entries to this giveaway on the spreadsheet (private information is hidden). Winner will be chosen using, The winner will be announced on the blog, emailed, and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Although I was sent the 30th birthday pack by Woodstock Candy for review purposes, I was not paid/enticed to write a positive review for this product, all opinions are expressed are 100% my own! You may view my full disclosure policy, HERE.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Snack Time with BUDDY FRUITS


SNACK TIME!!! I want to feed my children something healthy and natural...but I want them to like it...ok I want them to love it!

Between my three children I have... G - the Ultra Picky Eater, E - the Won't eat because he is playing, and S - the Eat anything child, so finding the right snacks can be somewhat of a ordeal! Hello Buddy Fruits...

What are Buddy Fruits?
A Healthy & Natural Snack
"Now it's even easier to make kids smile... and mom too! Introducing Buddy Fruits... the healthy snack with simple ingredients."

  • No Sugar Added
  • No Colorings
  • No Genetic Modifications 
  • No Preservatives
  • No Dairy or Gluten
  • No Artificial Flavorings 

Buddy Fruits come in three great Snacks...


"Our squeezable and convenient pouches are made with 100% blended fruit."


"The first healthy and tasty 100 % fruit treat!"

and Coming Soon...

"A perfect blend of 100% fruit and a touch of skim milk..." 

What I love...

 The design of the blended fruit three kiddos do as well!  They are so  much fun and very colorful, which kids love. Better than that is how easy they are for kids to use. If your little one doesn’t finish their blended fruit in the first sitting you can always just screw the lid back on and save it for later. G LOVED them and couldn't get enough,  I have to hide them or she would eat them all as soon as got them!

If the kids didn't finish their snack I would just put the lid back on until they wanted it again! The same goes for the fruit bites just close the resalable bag and get it out again when it is time for another snack.

The reclosable packaging makes it very convenient and must in my family, we are always out at baseball, soccer, hiking or at Grandmas and Buddy fruits are perfect and easy to travel with.
You’ll love these pouches because they are squeezable and convenient, your kids...and you can easily eat them on the go! They taste me I tried one or two...or all the flavors!
If you have kids and you want a healthy and fun snack, you'll want Buddy Fruits!
You can head over to their website and find out if Buddy Fruits are sold in a store near you...sadly they are not sold anywhere near us, I HOPE they will be soon!!!
Don't forget to like them on Facebook, and get all the latest news and deals!

HAVE HAPPY SNACK TIME!!! I know we will...Thank you Buddy Fruits!