Thursday, 26 May 2011

"All my ladies independant..."

I like to think of myself as a very independent woman, I take matters into my own hands when something needs to get done, whether it be building a piece of furniture, making a call or researching something online. I enjoy challenges and love the gratifying feeling of getting things done. If there is a piece of furniture that needs to be built I grab my screwdriver and hammer open up the box and I wont stop until its done..regardless of the task I do my darnedest to get it done!

There is one thing however that has always held me back as far as being completely independent and that is that I do not have my drivers license! it makes me crazy! I took the course when I was 16 years old and I have even had my learner's permit twice! I just never finish it by doing the road exam...I keep telling myself and others that I hate driving but I haven't really done enough of it to even be able to hate it.

Having my license would be so freeing...I could get so much done. Of course my hubby takes me wherever I need to go on the weekends but I hate that our weekends get so busy because we have so many places I need to go! When we decide to not do anything and just relax I am left feeling so unaccomplished and end up not relaxing 100% because all I am thinking about is the stuff that needs to get done, and when we do get it all done, the weekend flies by and we are not able to enjoy it! If I had my license I would be able to get a lot done during the week and that would leave our weekends free to just enjoy! I could get groceries done and any extras that need to be taken care of would all be done during the week. I think its something that I really need to accomplish! If not for me then at least for my kids! Hubby works long hours sometimes and he even has to work some weekends so if the kids need to go somewhere (birthday party, friend's house, ect...) I always have to depend on other people to get them where they need to go. My sister is great, god bless her and takes me where I need to go no questions asked, but I always feel guilty asking her, she works long hours as well and for me to ask her to bring me here or there cuts into her free time as well and I do not like doing that.

 So for my big 3-0 birthday this year Mike has agreed to send me to driving school as my gift! And I have a feeling it will be the gift that keeps on giving once I have the freedom of being able to be completely independent! Wish me luck I will keep everyone posted on my progress so keep me motivated fans!!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

And the winners are......

The first winner of the set of Guzzie and Guss Mascots is:

Jasmine! I will contact you using the email you registered with! Congrats!

Our next winner is:

Crankybear5! I will contact you using the email you registered with! Congrats!

Or feel free to contact me at with your coordinates!

Guzzie and Guss Mascot Giveaway!

Here are your numbers folks! Good Luck! Don't forget there are 2 sets to give away!

2. Christine M Drumb
3. crankybear5
4. Melissa
5. Jaime
6. Patricia Carvajal
7. Katie Despaties
8.Rander Tander
9. Makeup.Mama
10. Crystal
11. Mrs.Shopper
12. Christy Douglas
13. Naomi Oderkirk
14. KristinG
15.Jennifer Sample
16. Jasmine
17. Chrissie
18. Judy Dickson
19. Tania
20. Randi Thertell
21. Funky kat
22. Corina
23. Tina McNulty
24. cindyrobertson77
25. Nikki
26. Srooney
27. Carrie
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31. c.leclerc81
32. tanyab79
33. Jennifer Comerford
34. tashawilliamson
35. shaunmcaff
36. Melissa McHugh
37. Diana
38. aleclerc
39. rlegresley
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41. bellini_sandra
42. flower_child_23
43. Jessica
44. wiserwithwords
45. Andrea Grant
46. shaydon
47. Heidi Coones
48. downtimeformomma
49. Heather Hofer
50. amandaruck1015
51. Beatriz Bailey
52. Heather Hofer ( Comment entry)
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55. Shaydon (Comment entry)
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57. crankybear5 (comment entry)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Review of the Guzzie and Guss 042 Stroller

I had the great opportunity and privilege of reviewing the Guzzie and Guss 042 Stroller

To start off here is their product video:

Guzzie and Guss 042 Stroller Product Video

I have to say I am a definite stroller-holic, between both my kids I have tried and tested several strollers, I needed something lightweight, versatile and comfortable...and this stroller has it all, some of my favorite features are:

- Reversible seat
- Reversible Handle
- Lightweight frame
- Huge sun canopy
- Basket underneath has a drawstring so nothing falls out
- Brake is on the handle ( No more ruined pedicures from trying to use the brakes while wearing flip flops in the summer!)

There are so many more awesome features:
- It comes with a bassinet attachment which normally you would have to purchase separately.
- It also comes with a rain cover and a foot muff to protect those little legs and feet from getting wet or cold.
- The footrest has changeable positions, and so does the seat itself.
- The handle extends so even taller mommies and daddies can push comfortably.
- We have used the stroller in restaurants as a high chair just by pulling the seat right up to the table.

My son likes to sleep in his crib and only his crib...the rare occasion if he is really tired he may fall asleep in the car. But since he has been born he had never once fallen asleep in his stroller. My daughter was the complete opposite, she would fall asleep in anything that moved. So anyway as you can imagine shopping was a nightmare with him...we always had to plan our trips around his naps and rush back in time for the next one, well that is until now! I went out to the mall with him and he actually fell asleep in this stroller! I think the fact that he was facing me and also that the huge canopy made it a little darker in there made him comfortable enough to take a nap! I Have never felt so free! It was a miracle for me and if that alone does not make you run out and get one for yourself I dont know what will!

I assembled the stroller on my own in about 10 minutes, very simple and easy to follow directions. The customer service is great and there is a one year warranty on the frame and a 6 month warranty on the fabric.

They also sell the universal car seat adapter which is great for moving those newborns from the car to the stroller without waking them, and allows you to use your own brand of car seat instead of forcing you to buy a compatible one like the other travel systems do.

I have tested it on all kinds of terrain, grass, sand, gravel, and thanks to the huge air filled tires it drives like a dream on any terrain.

Here again are some pictures of the stroller as I tested it.

It retails online and in store for about 599$, but this is a stroller you will use from birth until they are out of the stroller, and even when you are done with it, will still have a great re-sale value!

The stroller comes in a variety of colors, gray, blue, red, beige and black.

Here is a link you where you can get some discount coupons on the different models they offer:

Click here to get to the Guzzie and Guss Discount link!

Now its time for the giveaway! The awesome people at Guzzie and Guss have provided me with 2 sets of these great mascots to give away to some lucky followers!

So as usual my followers each get one entry, plus an extra entry for any new referrals and for your chance at another entry, in the comments section of this post tell me the top 3 things you look for in a stroller.

The draw will take place Wednesday evening at 8 pm!

Good luck!

So much has happened!

So sorry to my followers! I haven't put up a post in the longest time...and I have so much catching up to do! As you know the cold season has come and gone and come back again...I think we have each had our turn at least twice with some sort of cold or virus. But now we are all back to healthy and so much has been happening in my life! We are looking to buy a house..and so far we must have visited at least 30 homes and maybe 2 or 3 have really caught our is such a huge decision and so stressful. Its a huge investment and you basically work your butt off to pay for it for the next 20 years so you want to make sure you make the right decision...we might have something now that we really love but I don't want to talk about it yet, in case I jinx it! As we go along our journey I will keep you posted. Thankfully we have a great, wonderful, understanding Realtor that we work with who is able to help us every step of the way! If anyone out there is looking for a Realtor send me a message and I will provide you with his coordinates, its the best decision you will ever make.

Ok son turned 1 last week and what an emotional milestone it has been for me...part of me is so proud that he has grown into such a smart and healthy big boy! But part of me is so sad, since he will be our last baby....I feel this past year just flew by and I feel nostalgic that he will never be that teeny tiny baby ever again...I know that we have so many exciting and amazing memories ahead of us...but I think every mommy wants their kids to stay young forever...

I have a ton of new product reviews coming up starting with my review of the Guzzie and Guss 042 Stroller with a giveaway! That will be coming in the next few hours so make sure you check back later today!