Showing posts from October, 2011

Miguel and Kristen Shaul need our support!

Miguel and Kristen Shaul...along with their beautiful daughters Nicole and Samantha, are missionaries to the Dominican Republic. They are incredible people with incredible hearts for God and His people...especially the Dominican people. Miguel grew up in my church and he is one of the reasons that our church took their first ever parent/child trip. I don't think we would have gone if he hadn't been there for us to connect with. He and his wife are both free spirited and fun people. I have learned a lot from them in the short time that I was with them. Currently on their blog they outline their current status.  If you are at all interested, please check out their blog. They work with Adventures in Missions (AIM) and love every minute of what they do. Thanks in advance for any support you can give them whether it be monetary, spreading the word, or prayer. Anything is helpful!



Extra DESSERT Delights!

If you're a gum chewer or have a sweet tooth, you're probably already familiar with Extra Dessert Delights. Inspired by real desserts, the indulgent flavors offer an irresistible treat for only 5 calories. The mouth-watering Dessert Delights lineup includes Orange Crème Pop, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortcake and Key Lime Pie. There's a new sweet flavor on the way and that's where you come in! Let's meet the candidates.
Gum chewers everywhere will be able to choose among Bananas Foster, Root Beer Float and Lemon Square flavors. The Lemon Square flavor was inspired by the winning dessert of last night's Quickfire Challenge in the Bravo series "Top Chef Just Desserts." Until November 12, 2011, fans can vote for their favorite Extra Dessert Delights flavor as often as inspired on and on their mobile phones via The winner of the Fan Flavorite Vote will be announced on November 16, 2011.


DISNEY LIVE!!! Three Classic Fairy Tales, WOW!!!!

We had QUITE the fun weekend!!  We started the weekend on Thursday, the kids were out of school for conferences.  We headed to Kansas City for two days of Great Wolf Lodge!  What fun...but this isn't a review about Great Wolf that is where I stop talking about it.  I only bring it up because we left Kansas City at 8am in order to get to Omaha to see Disney Live in time.  When I woke up groggy and moody, I starting I REALLY want to go???  Other than having the obligation to write a review, I was just BEAT and REALLY didn't want to roll out of my warm bed.  But...I did...and let me tell was WELL WORTH IT! We made it into Omaha around 12.  We scarfed some food down quickly and my friend Malissa and her two girls were here to meet me around 12:30.  Jeff and the boys are out of town hunting, so I chose the next best thing to go with us!
Disney Live started with the usual crew....Mickey...Donald...Goofy and Minnie!  The best of the best!

 THEN...we s…


Hellmann's is on a mission to help moms break out of their dinner menu monotony by offering such easy, delicious and family-friendly recipes as Parmesan Crusted Chicken. With only four ingredients and four simple steps, it's on of most popular recipe.

Join in the Hellmann’s Chicken Challenge each week at as Parmesan Crusted Chicken goes head-to-head with other tasty, juicy chicken recipes.

Cast your vote for your favorite and enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards each week.

For more information on the Chicken Challenge or Hellmann’s products and recipes, visit
*I was in no way compenated for this post.  I was however, entered into a drawing.

Hanes and Breast Cancer Awareness!

Hanes® launches comfort-sharing Facebook App for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hanes new Virtual Comfort application allows users to share comfort with those who need it most. Fans of Hanes on Facebook can personalize and send free virtual Comfort Packages to friends and family via a digital tool on the Hanes Facebook page. For each package sent, Hanes will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to promote early cancer detection and provide mammograms for those in need!

Hanes created the Comfort Packages to bring a smile and help spread comfort to fans’ social networks in a small, but impactful, way. The free virtual Comfort Package can be sent from the Pink tab on the Hanes page. The Comfort Package is fully customizable with photos, videos, recipes, T-shirt designs, music and messages. Sending a Comfort Package is one of many gestures that can brighten someone’s day and help provide support and comfort to a loved one.

Along with the Comfort Package, the P…


If you have kids who like to play with trucks (or have friends who do!), then THESE are for you!

Defiants 4x4s are mighty, mini, motorized 4x4s that can take on any challenge! Pocket-sized Defiants 4x4s have real gears, for Power, Speed and Freewheeling Action.
Defiants 4x4s automatically shift into freewheeling mode for insane stunt jumps or reckless downhill runs! And blazing headlights light the way!
The Defiants FlexTerrain system is fully modular, with playsets and accessories that can be customized into endless configurations. Each playset connects with every other set for rich, off-road action and expanding play value.
Defiants BlitzForce military-themed vehicles and playsets honor the spirit of freedom and power that kids love!
The first wave of over 50 collectible styles for 2011 began to arrive in stores over the summer. Vehicles are powered by two AAA batteries.


I have not had the opportunity to play with these personally...but WOW!!!  I CAN'T WAIT!

*I was give…

DISNEY LIVE!!! Three Classic Fairy Tales, coming to your town! PLUS COUPON!

Disney Live!

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy tale adventures. Discover Snow White as she searches for her one true love; Cinderella getting ready for her magical night at the ball; and Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, as she finds happiness in the most unusual place. Anchored amidst a transforming set, captivating choreography, innovative lighting and breathtaking costumes, this authentically-woven tale of “happily-ever-after” is a heart-warming Disney experience for the entire family.   Be sure to check Ticket Master for the showing date and time in YOUR town! 

Would you like a GREAT coupon??
I have a $4 off coupon for EACH ticket that I can give to you!  If you are interested, please let me know in a comment and I will e-mail it to you ASAP!!!!

October 15, 2011
Omaha Civic Auditorium
Tickets are onsa…

Mat Kearney Concert!

I got the INCREDIBLE pleasure of reviewing Mat Kearney's album Young Love...then I was INCREDIBLY blessed when I was asked to review his concert here in Omaha as well!  Wow.  I can't say ENOUGH about Mat Kearney.  I loved him before...but now I REALLY love him...and I managed to hook my husband too by taking him to the show with me!  Here are some facts:

Mat Kearney's third album, Young Love, hit stores debuting on the #1 spot on iTunes Album and Rock charts and is currently sitting at #5!

Propelled by the sunny handclap and catchy hook of hit single "Hey Mama", Young Love is quickly making listeners fall for Mat all over again. Check out the video for "Hey Mama" here.
If you aren't familiar with Mat's music you've probably heard some of his previous hits on your favorite TV shows. Past songs have appeared on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and numerous other television shows. Mat's been winnin…

Fyrflyz!!! WAY COOL!!!

FyrFlyz was created by i-Star Entertainment President Joel Rosenzweig and CEO Marty Abrams, who have been the driving force behind a number of successful product launches over the past 35 years including Magna Doodle, Micronauts (the precursor to Transformers), and Sky Dancers. The company has earned a reputation for identifying, creating and bringing to market some of the hottest and most innovative products for kids, tweens and teens.
The introduction of FyrFlyz delivers a one-of–a-kind entertainment experience for fans of all ages.
FyrFlyz™ is trademarked and patent pending. Used under license from Joel Rosenzweig and Marty Abrams.

The founders and the product have been nominated for numerous awards...and I can honestly say I see why.

What ARE FyrFlyz??

FyrFlyz are an easy-to-use precision balance lighted toys. By simply swinging the two strings and applying tension or allowing slack, you can create a continuous movement of multi-color light shapes from rings, to figure eights and mo…

Couples Who Pray Book Review

I got the awesome opportunity to review a book through BookSneeze called Couples Who Pray, The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman, by Squire Rushnell, Louise DuArt and published by Thomas Nelson.

Book Description

In this entertaining, highly readable book, couples learn that a fabulous marriage can be the outcome of learning to pray together, causing a 20 to 30% increase in romance, conversation and happiness.
Best-selling author Squire Rushnell and his wife, entertainer and talk show host, Louise DuArt take readers step by step through The 40 Day Prayer Challenge™ in which couples commit to praying together five minutes a day for forty days. Backed by compelling research from Baylor University and Gallup Poll, the true-life experiences of 24 test couples, including Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, reveal that daily prayer is a "life changing experience" in which most couples repor…