Friday, September 05, 2014

Train Bulletproof Picasso Album Review

Do you like music? I sure do and listen to it quite often. Now that we have moved I have been listening to new music and I was lucky enough to be able to review Train's new album "Bulletproof Picasso" early. How awesome is that? Well I am sure that you all have heard of Train before since they did "Marry Me" and "Drive By" which are both very catchy songs! I love listening to Train because many of their songs have great meaning to them. This new album is nothing short of their other albums. They have nailed it on the head and I have a few songs that are my favorite off this new album. My two favorite songs are "Wonder What Your Doing For the Rest of your life" and "Bulletproof Picasso." They are very catchy and I have to say this album is something that I have been listening to since I downloaded it. Plus if you watch QVC on today, September 5th at 5pm EST you will get to see Train on there preforming live! Awesome!! I love how you can preorder the album on iTunes & Amazon. Another great place to check out is Train's Official Website!

I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

School Will Be In Session!

So we made the right decision when we decided to homeschool Olivia for another year. Jason and I both felt that she did so well being homeschooled last year but she needed a new curriculum compared to what she used last year. We used last year BJU Grade 4 except for the Math which we used Saxon Math and that just didn't work out too well for her. I looked at several different curriculum's that might work for Olivia but the best one that looked like it would be very structured for her is Abeka. So we went up to the Homeschool Gathering Place on Friday and put most of her books on consignment there and picked up most of her items she needs for school. We still have to get a few things but that's about it. I am searching on facebook and on ebay and online for a few things but I know I will find them used rather than new. At least that's the plan for us.

Summer is almost over for many of the students and I figured that if we go ahead and start school now by the time April or May rolls around she will be finished with school. I also plan on having a set schedule for her which will help out a ton as well.

When I get home from my parents house, it will be time to start packing up the house and getting things together for our move. We are moving from where we are living back up to the area where I am from. I can't wait and can't wait to be around friends and Olivia's friends again. It will be epic for her and she is excited as well.

How is your summer going? What have you been up to?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our 10 Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants at Disney World

I wanted to share with all of you my readers our 10 Favorite Family Friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World to eat at. We normally go to the same restaurants but this year we are keeping a few of the favorites but we are venturing out of our comfort zone and trying new ones. I'm pretty sure we might find some new ones to add to this list. Maybe we will add to this list! Having a picky eater in the family (and no we're not talking about me or my hubby) we sometimes have to find a restaurant that is kid friendly. But the good thing is that all of the restaurants at WDW are kid friendly! But here are our Top 10 Favorites that we love!
  1. 'Ohana, located at the Polynesian Resort. (Breakfast or Dinner)
  2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Epcot in Norway. (Lunch) We have only eaten lunch here.
  3. Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom. (Lunch or Dinner)
  4. The Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). We have only eaten breakfast here and love it! Must eat here every trip now!)
  5. Earl of Sandwich, Downtown Disney. (Lunch, Dinner). We ate lunch here and loved it!
  6. Tony's Town Square, Magic Kingdom. (Lunch, Dinner). We have only eaten dinner but it is oh so yum!
  7. Teppan Edo, Epcot in Japan. (Lunch or Dinner)
  8. Yak & Yeti, Animal Kingdom. (Lunch or Dinner) We have only eaten lunch here. Loved it!
  9. Tusker House, Animal Kingdom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) We have had breakfast and lunch here. Breakfast is our favorite only because it has Krispy Kreme donuts!!
  10. Trails End Restaurant, Fort Wilderness Campground. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) We have only eaten dinner here but it is a must eat at every trip!!!
We of course have other favorites that we love to eat at while at Disney World that I didn't include in this list but these are a must do and are family friendly restaurants which is very good to know. Enjoy! And if you need help deciding on which ones will best fit your families needs let me know!

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Keep Momming

    “I participated in a campaign on behalf of MomCentral Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

    As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every parenting challenge you can imagine. One of her biggest challenges as mom is building and maintaining a close relationship with her teenage daughter, Ryan.

    The mother-daughter relationship is a unique one, and that dynamic can be even trickier during the tween years. Yet sometimes, people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior” when those behaviors can be symptoms of something more serious. Research suggests that girls are more likely than boys to report having mostly inattentive Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Since inattentive symptoms can be less noticeable than hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, it is important that moms know what to look for.

    I’m proud to be joining forces with Shire, CHADD and Holly Robinson Peete to announce the launch of keep momming, a new public service initiative geared towards the moms of tween girls to raise awareness of ADHD.

    The campaign is anchored within a new digital hub,, where you’ll find tips, tools and other go-to resources for moms, including a checklist to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity – and then encourages moms to talk to their daughter’s doctor. The keep momming initiative can help moms learn about ADHD and provide ideas on how to spark a conversation and stay connected with their tween.

    Don’t miss Holly’s message about the keep momming initiative, and be sure to check out the website at