Friday, May 28, 2010

Mabels Labels

You have got to check this site out. It is wonderful. Last night I ordered my kids some 411 Safety Wristbands. There is 30 in a pack. You get to choose from several different designs. These are for god forbid should your child get lost. It has a place on it for contact information. I wanted to split it up and do 15 each of my littles ones names but they don't split so I just added our last name and my husband and myselfs cell phone numbers. We're going on vacation soon so for me these were a must have. Especially since my husband "lost" our 4 year old in the arcade at the waterpark last week. UGH!!!! Thank goodness Carter didn't know he was lost and it was only for a few minutes.

They also carry sticky labels,clothing labels,bag tags, household labels and stationary products.

Check out their badge on the left side of my page.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chocolate Pizza?????

Yeah I know, that was my first reaction also. Let me tell you a quick story though. Last year my friend and I went to Cleveland for the Food Networks Fabulous Food show (that's another story though LOL). While we were there grazing around all of the booths for free samples we came across one toward the end of our route that stopped me dead in my tracks. It was for Gourmet Chocolate Pizza. I was blown away. All I knew was that I had to have a couple of samples. It was amazing. I found out it was also literally 2 minutes away from my house. How cool was that? Well, I got home and life goes on and I forgot all about my chocolate goodies. I kept driving past their sign every single day but just didn't really have the time to stop for one reason or the other.

Well yesterday was my lucky day. My daughters 3rd grade teacher was having a birthday and my daughter needed a gift for her. She wanted to go to another well known candy shop but I told her how awesome this place was so off we went. When you walk in the store it is simply adorable. Everything is arranged so nicely and the layout is just beautiful. There are plenty of options to chose from. My daughter got her teacher some candy and of course a Turtle Flavored Chocolate Pizza. Doesn't get much better than that. The saleswoman was so kind and helpful. She even wrapped the candy up for my daughter in an adorable cellophane bag and tied it with a pretty ribbon.

They are a small shop with only a taste for the best. The candy is fabulous. The sizes are impressive to other similar products. They have the ultimate assortment of hand decorated products.

They Specialize in:
Corporate Gifts
Wedding Favors
Gift Baskets
Girls Night Out
Sporting Events (remember them at Banquet time )

So, as you can see they pretty much do it all. If you want courteous, helpful staff, and great tasting goodies, Drummond Chocolates is the place to go.

Don't take my word for it though, go and check them out for yourself

Drummond Chocolates
1314 Erie Street South
Suite B
Massillon, Ohio 446-46-7906


Or check out their web site @

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's getting hot in here

Not like the song though LOL. WOW!!! I know, I was complaining the other day about all of the rain well, now it's the heat. Hey though, I did forewarn you. We took the kids today to their playdate with the other Group that we hang with sometimes (Akron Ohio Moms) and we went to Fort Island Griffith park in Fairlawn. It was such a neat place. There's a Nature/Resource center where the kids got to see a few little animals and then had a story read to them. Then they got to go outside and play on this amazing playground. This is a 55 acre park and it also has basketball courts, 4 tennis courts and really nice walking paths with habitats to look at. The mounds there are something you have to see also. They say the mounds, the small hills were formed from material left by glaciers. How cool is that? This is some place I want to go back to an explore when it's not so hot LOL

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have to say that little kids playing T-ball is oneof the cutest things I've ever seen. My 4 yr old had his first "game" tonight and it was absolutely amazing. Those little boys were in heaven. Running around trying to catch the ball and learning how to run the bases. I loved it. I wish it were 2-3 nights a week instead of jsut 1 but what can you do? LOL I know, it's to much for the little ones but it's so fun to watch. I highly reccommend it to anyone with little kids. My little one also plays soccer which I love watching also but now T-ball is my new passion. He looked so cute in his shirt and was totally proud of his hat. He's the man. My baby is growing up. Can't beleive he'll be 5 in August and that he starts school this year. Crazy since I also have one getting ready to graduate college, one going into 4th grade and one starting high schoool ::sigh:::. Yes, I know they're all spread out but I wouldn't have it anyother way.

Tomorrow we're going on a really cool playdate with another local playgroup (Akron Ohio Moms) and I'll give a little review of it for you locals who read my blog.

Miss me?? LOL

Jsut realized I haven't posted for a few days. Well as a busy mom of4, I don't always have time to park my butt at the computer. The waterpark (Kalahari) was amazing. We had a really good time. I can't wait to go back soon. The kids had a blast. I have super busy day today. Well it seems like everyday has been super busy. I can't wait until we go on vacation in a couple of weeks. Today I have to run to the store, then we have playgroup at 2 at the park, then we have T-ball at 6:30. Tomorrow he have another playgroup at this awesome place. They have a great nature Resource Center. We're joining up with another playgroup from Akron, Check out their button on my page. Akron Ohio Moms. It's brown and on the right hand side. Then on Friday another playdate at a different park. Then come Memorial Day weekend. Does any one have any special plans? I'msure we'llhave a cookout one day and visit the cemetary to plae flowers. Other than that I plan to do nothing but relax.

Have a good one :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Rule LOL!!!

Ok, maybe not actually but when it comes to winning stuff but here in the past few months I have won so much free stuff it is unvelievable. Today I got this email and here is a part of it:

Dear Contest Winner,

Kalahari Resort is excited to host you for the grand opening of its new African-themed Safari Outdoor Adventure Park on May 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. You’ll be among the first to experience a thrilling zip line tour, massive ropes course, climbing walls and much more!

Pick up your passes at the concierge desk in the lobby at Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH. Your admission will include four passes to the indoor and outdoor waterparks and four passes to the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park for a day of fun at Kalahari Resort.

Is that not awesome or what??? WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! So excited I almost peed myself when I read the email. AWESOME!!!I was hoping to win a T-Shirt or a water bottle not the Grand Freaking Prize!!!! WOW!!!!

I'm also having some other prizes mailed to my home from Kalahari also. This is just like the best day ever and the biggest thing I have ever won. Did I say WOOOOO HOOOOOOO yet??? LOL

The kids are so excited. Heck, I'm excited. We go to Sandusky every year to one of the water parks but it's usually our little winter mini vacation. It's less than 2 hours away so that's why we go. we normally go to Castaway Bay or Great Wolf Lodge. They are both amazing so I'm sure Kalahari will be great as well. OH, Oh, oh, wonder if I can talk Kurt into spending the night and goinng to Cedar Point on Sunday?? that would be AWESOME!!!! I mean we're right there may as well. I'll keep, my fingers crossed but i'm sure Manbaby won't go for it since we are leave for the beach at the begining of June. Oh well, it was a nice thought. Still the indorr waterpark and all of the new stuff they have added to the outside will be enough for us.

Check out the site. It's the Kalahari in Sandusky

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!!

Is anyone else sick of rain??? I swear it always rains more in May than any other month. It does, seriously. I've said this for like the past 3 years. I'm actually tempted to look up the rainfall amount for the last 3 years because I know I am SO right!! I'm always right LOL. It's cold also. BRRRR!!!! Here in a few weeks I'll be complainging because it's to sunny and hot. Bipolar much?? Well yes, actually I am LOL. Me?? Imagine that ::::GASP::: LOL. Seriously it's no big deal. I just tend to roll with it. Somedays I have good days and others I'm the bitch from hell and can't stand myself. Usually I'm pretty easy going though so it's all good. Life is about the journey, not the destionation is what I've always said. I'm a pretty positive person and I like to see the good in everything and everyone. People do suck though so, I try to overlook stupidity when I can. Except for the people at McDonalds who forget to give me straws every single time. That is just unaccaptable and I must get out of my truck and go in and yell at them. Yes, I seriously did and I grabbed a handful of straws and walkked out the door. I'm sure my photo is now posted at fast food chains all over the place. Above them it probably says "CRAZY STRAW LADY" LOL

Well, for weeks they hadn't been giving me straws. Usually you get screwed on your food at the drive thru, not shorted straws. I have a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old and they need their straws. So after being strawless 2 days in one week. The following week I asked "Do I have straws?" Rudely I was told,"yes I put them in there myself." Ok, cool. I go to pull out and yes I did have straws but ONLY 2 and I had 4 drinks. WTH??? I backed my truck up, went into McDonalds, grabbed my handful of straws, and then yelled, "I'M TAKING THESE STRAWS BECAUSE YOU (as I pointed at the worker) DIDN"T GIVE ME ENOUGH AFTER I SPECIFICALLY ASKED YOU!!!!" I know, what was I thinking?? LOL Well, it was just one of those days. That is something I have never done nor ever thought I would do. I've found out the older I get though, the less I'm able to tolerate stuff like that.

Oh well, maybe next time she'll be able to get it right when she puts straws in a bag.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


It has been a busy,busy weekend. As I said the other day, I had a Garage Sale with my friend. The sale coulda done better but I has a great time hanging there with her and her family. They're great. Good friends are hard to come by and I'm truly blessed to have the few good ones that I do. I finally started my new Sookie book late last night and finished it today. I think it took me about 4 hours. I hate waiting on new books to come out. Drives me insane. Why torture me like that?? It's just so wrong LOL

Nothing exciting has really happend here. Went shopping and I spent $15 and saved $18. This was at Walgreens. That was the highlight of my day. Tomorrow if it doesnt rain we're having a playdate at the park. The theme is "friendship fruit salad." Each child will bring some fruit, we'll mix it together and then share it. It's being held at a park so I'm sure we'll do more playing than eating fruit LOL. We have 3 Playgroups this week. UGH!!!!! Don't know what I was thinking when I scheduled them. Plus 3 next week. I know, I don't have to go to all of them but their good ones LOL. Besides, my kids will only be litte once. It's all for them :) BTW, my keys stick horribly so that makes for awful type-os. I could fix them but I'm to lazy LOL

Friday, May 14, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I just like saying that because Guy on Diners, Drive Inn's and Dives says it all the time LOL. Well, I feel like a HUGE winner today. A friend of mine and myself had a garage sale today at her house. I made NOTHING!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!! Big winner I am LOL. That's ok, there's still a chance tomorrow and if not it's no biggie because it's stuff I didn't really want anyway and it was going to the Goodwill. Still though, a little extra cash would've been awesome. I am exhausted. Still runing around like a chicken with me head cut of going here, going there. UGH!!!! For the next 2 weeks, I have 3 playdates each week. I hope it rain on at least one of them so I can cancel. I'm just toally scheduling myself for to much. UGH!!! There's just not enough hours in the day it seems like. I need some ME time. Everything I do is all family involved in some way. That's ok and I love it but I need some down time before I crack, KWIM?? LOL

Well,it's not going to be tonight because we have to be at the soccer field at 5:30 which is less than an hour away so,I'll catch you later :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I need a break

I have seriously been so busy for weeks that I can't remember that last time that I even had a few moents of peace. I had to take Kyle to the Orthopedic specialist today and he ended up puting a cast on that goes up to his knee. It'snot a walking cast either because he doesn't want him to put any weight on it at all until he gets the cast off in 3 weeks. He gets the cast of June 4th and we're leaving for the beach on Jume 6th. I told Kyle that his NYC trip is going to end up costing me a fortune (again LOL). I bought him anew video game today for the PS3 so I havent heard much from him today. I know he's in pain but I think he'smilking it jsut a tad.Then again, so would I probably LOL. I'm ready to just take to my bed with something just to get a break. I'm getting totally overwhelmed with stuff and I have no one to blame but myself. I need to learn to say no and I also need to learn to stop scheduling so much stuff for myself. I have 3 playdates for the kids next week plus my 4 year old starts T-ball on Tuesday and has soccer on Friday. I feel as if I'm constantally running somewhere. It's a total pain since I'm usually taking the 2 yr old and 4 year old with me. I'm glad they're good though ::knocks on wood:::. My main complaint is lifting them up in my truck and then buclking and unbuckling and then doing it all over and over again.

My 9 year old informed me this morning that theres some family fun nutrion thing at her schoool tonight and she wants to go. I had to say yes but I really wanted to say NO!!!!!! I have so much to do. I'm having a yard sale with my friend Friday and Saturday and I still have so much to do to get ready for it. Then I have a dr's appt tomorrow @ 12:15 then I'm heading to Gretas sometime tomorrow to help set up for Friday morning. I seriously just want to crawl in bed and not get out.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Hope all the mothers out there are having a wonderful day today.Mine has been pretty good for the most part.I had a nice time visiting with my parents and the kids mademe cute cards. My oldest son called to tell me Happy Mothers Day and I got to see my son Kyle who is in NYC on his school trip outside on the Today Show this morning. That was WAY COOL!!!! He was texting me telling me whom he was by and what they were wearing LOL.

I got a call on my cell as we're on our way home from brunch. It's Kyle calling from NYC and he tells me he hurt his ankle. I'm thinking yeah Kyle ok. The school specifically said the kids HAD to go to school on Monday after the trip and if they missed they had to have a dr's excuse. So I think he's just blowing smoke up my butt until he says the nurse wants to talk to me.

Well she gets on and tells me yeah his ankle is pretty large and she had ice on it. She wanted to know if I wanted them to find a stat care for him there or wait till they get home. I was like well you're the nurse, what do yo think? She said she thought he would be ok till he got home. Yeah after an 8 hr bus trip I can only imagine what kind of shape he's going to be in. They won't get home until after 10 and stat care closes at 10. If it's just swollen I'm going to wait until tomorrow but if it's black and blue then I'll go ahead and take him to the ER.

I asked him how he did it and he said he was jumping around like a Leprechaun!!! WTH???? I don't even wanna known. I was like WTH, did you run out of money and were you performing or something??? LOL

Yesterday he was all excited because he made $100. He bought 2 watches off the street out of suitcases and then he sold them LOL This is the kid that makes a fortune of selling baggies of candy at school too. LORD give me strength LOL

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the day. I'm off the clip and sort coupons.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday

So, anything exciting going on? Nothing here at all. I ran around to 5 different stores looking for stuff that I needed. So glad my friend Gina was here to help me with the boys. Tomorrow my parents are coming up from WV to spend some time with us. I'm going to do a few things with my mom and dad for Mothers Day. First of all we're going to the McKinley Museum in Canton. It's pretty cool. It also has an amazing sections for the kids as well. Think it's called Discovery World. In my own personal opinion it's way better then The Childrens Museum in Cleveland. At least my my family thinks so. Then after that we're off to the Akron Zoo for a while. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain tomorrow or the zoo is out and I'll have to find some other way to entertain them. After the zoo on the way home we're going to stop at Carolines Cupcakes. I hope they're still open.Never know with them. If they sell out, they close. Here's to hoping they have a slow day tomorrow LOL Then on Sunday we're all going to brunch.

Well, my son Kyle is now in NYC for his 8th grade trip. Right now they're seeing Mama Mia on Broadway. How cool is that?? I'm so excited for him. Tomorrow they're touring Central park-Shakespeare Gardens & Belvedere Castle. Then the Museum of Natural History, Shopping on Fifth Avenue-FAO Schwarz, Apple Store, Tiffany's (WTH is that about LOL??) and the NBA Store. Then they're going to sightsee and shop in Times Square area, have dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and then go to the Top of The Rock Observation Deck. Sunday they're going to Rockefeller Center/Today Show. I SOOOOOOO Hope I get to see him. He said he was going to hold up a sign. That's at 7:45 a.m. but you know I'll be up WAY earlier LOL. Then they're going to Lower Manhatten for a drive by tour of Ground Zero. Next it's a narrated cruise on the Hudson River and The Statue of Liberty. They'll have lunch at South Stree Seaport and then they'll head home.

For being 14 yrs old, I think it sounds like quite and adventure. Well, I'm 37 and it would be an adventure for me LOL

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow, today is flying by and I haven't accomplished anything at all. Well 2 loads of laundry but I mean, actual stuff that I need to do. Tomorrow my son is leaving for NYC on his 8th grade trip for 3 days. I don't know about you but we didn't get to do cool stuff like that in 8th grade. His itinerary is awesome. I so should've signed up to be a chaperone. If they're still doing that when my daughter hit's 8th grade it's on!!! Sorry Mom, you get to babysit so prepare yourself now LOL.

Few things are going on this week. First of all it's National Day of Prayer. Or so I read on Facebook so there for it MUST be true. It's also teacher appreciation week so I want to thank all of my childrens teachers for the wonder job they've been doing and to just thank all of the teacher in general. It take someone special to be a teacher.

Last but not least, this one is my FAVORITE, It's the 2nd Annual National Moms Night Out!!! WOOO HOOO!!!! See why I saved the best for last?? So awesome LOL THis is a real event, I swear I didn't make it up. I even have a badge for it on the left hand side of my page. Check it out. So I serioulsy need to get busy and clean, finish laundry, go to the bank, pack my sons stuff up and cook dinner before I go out to celebrate LOL. Nothing major, just a mexican restaurant with a few friends. Margaritas are buy one get one free so that's a plus. LOL

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It all started around Christmas time when I was ordering packages like crazy off of the internet. Well, my UPS man would always run through my side yard and leave the packages on the back porch. This went on a couple of times a week for almost 2 months. My 4 yr old would hear him pull up and then run to the window and start screaming, "why is that man running thourough our yard? He jsut runs through our yard, knock on the door and leaves!" Freaked him out for the longest time LOL Well, he still comes about once every two weeks and now he's cool with it because he know that there's usually something cool in the boxes he leaves on the porch. So today I'm sitting here and Carter yells, "I can run faster than him." He runs to the back door, opens it and is standing there waiting on him LOL. He was all excited when he handed me the package. Well, once I opened it, he wasn't thrilled at all. It was my new Charlaine Harris Book. YAY YAY YAY!!!! For those of you whom have never read her work, you should. They're based on the HBO True Blood Series. The books of course are way better in my opinion but isn'tthat how it usually is?? I love Sookie Stackhouse and I can't wait to start reading. What's even better is I got an awesome deal on it. Got the hardback for $9.99. So worth it!!!

Happy Cinco De Mayo

So, anything exciting?? Any special plans? I wanted to sit around all day and drink Sangria but it didn't work out that way. The kids had a playdate at the park. It was nice, lots of peple showed up and we had tons of food. OUr theme was "It's Party Time Amigos". After everyone ate we waddled over to the playground and let the kids run off some of their sugar rush. I SOOOOOO Need a nap. Won'tbe getting on though. Tht's ok, I never do. I'm used to it LOL. Don't really have a lot to say ::::GASP:::: I'm still trying to get this Blog just the way I want it and I'm scouring over sites to add so you all can check them out as well. Keep checking back soon because I'm always making changes.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cocoa Mulch FYI

This product is HIGHLY TOXIC to dogs and cats.

Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that "It is true
that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can
suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual
dog). However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it." site gives the following information:

Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply and other
garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called 'Theobromine'. It
is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts
dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred
in the last 2-3 weeks.

Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker's chocolate which
is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of
theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and
theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made
from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later.
Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed
the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.

Coupon talk AGAIN LOL

First of all, I have to talk coupons and savings. It would jsut be wrong of me if I didn't LOL. This site that I'm affiliated with is having an AMAZING sale of coupons on Ebay. I'm even going to bid on them myself because that's just how coupon crazy I am. Here's the link so go check it out and see what all you could be getting It's serioulsy HUGE!!!!! If for some reasons my links don't work because I pretty much suck at this still then you should just be able to search it on Ebay from the item number. Just click on my pink tile heading ( Coupon Talk Again LOL) and it'll take you to where you need to go. Also don't forget to check out their site also if you haven't already. I have the badge at the top of my page. Big and green, you cant miss it. If you do though, there's another one towards the bottom of the page on the left. Pastel colors I believe.

So, has everyone had a good weekend so far?? I went with my family this morning to a playdate with some other families from the playgroup that I organize. It was so much fun. We went to The Akron Fossils and Science center and Turrassic Park in Copley. If you haven't been there then I reccommend you go. The kids had a blast playing. The tour was a little bit much for the smaller ones but the bigger kids loved it. The got to touch fossils and learn about all sorts of neat things. You can check out their website for more info. I had found out about it one day when I happend across a review for it that another mommie blogger had wrote. It sounded so great I decided it would be a nice time to take the kids to. Check out the other Mommie Bloggers Site at AkronOhioMoms. I also have her badge on my page (right hand side) so check it out. It's full of great ideas and she also have AWESOME giveaways.

Well, it's time to cook dinner but have no fear, I'll be back LOL