Showing posts from January, 2014

Purex Crystals, Fresh Mountain Breeze Review and Giveaway!

I was given the opportunity to try out Purex Crystals in the NEW Fragrance, Fresh Mountain Breeze.  First off, let me just say...I have LOVED Purex Crystals since I first tried them thanks to Purex, about a year ago.  This new fragrance is very nice!
First let me explain the Crystals.  You just put a cap full in with your wash in the washing machine and let them do the rest!
"Just close your eyes and experience a sensation that is sweeping the laundry nation with NEW Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.  Escape your laundry room and take a trip to the fresh, open mountains where flowers bloom, birds sing, and the sun rise and gentle breeze are sure to put a smile on your face.  This is the essence of NEW Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze."
Infuse your laundry with long-lasting freshness: *Clothes smell fresh for weeks, not days *Does not reduce the absorbency of towels *Natural formula is safe for your family and the environment

There are a few different fragrances.  Try eac…

Purex Crystals Sweepstakes!

Over The Mountain and Through the Woods Sweepstakes Go to the link below to enter this awesome sweepstakes to win a MOUNTAIN of CASH!

Together Counts!

In the fight against obesity, partners of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation helped reduce individual calorie consumption by 78/day. I’m doing my part by encouraging my kids to eat the rainbow this week. What can you do?

Here’s some food for thought. Food companies recently cut 6.4 trillion calories per year from the grocery store, but I think we can do better together as families to help stop the rise of obesity. Together Counts has tips for reducing calorie consumption and more!

Omaha Face Off!

Help a fellow Hockey dad and coach as he was recently diagnosed with ALS.  Tim has coached with my husband in the Omaha Hockey League and his kids have played hockey with my kids.  The Omaha Hockey Club is like family.  Let's help him out.

Tim was diagnosed with ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. He's always given to our community and now we give back to the Cacioppo family. Imagine for a moment that your body was paralyzed but your mind was fully functional and able to sense everything going on around you. While this is a nightmare scenario, it is a looming certainty for my good friend Tim Cacioppo. Tim was recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. Tim will bravely endure symptoms including weakening and wasting of limb and trunk muscles as well as progressive paralysis of vital functions such as speech, swallowing and ultimately breathing. As these symptoms advance they will not just take a ph…

National Mom's Night Out! Will you be one of the lucky mom's?

BSM Media and Maria Bailey, the founder of National Mom’s Nite Out™, are proud to announce very exciting news for 2014! National Mom’s Nite Out™ will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014, and will be bigger than ever as we partner with AFFIRM films ( a division of Sony Pictures) and Provident Films on the release of ‘Mom’s Night Out’. What started as a single Tweet encouraging moms to join together to celebrate motherhood has grown into a national event and now a motion picture. Moms all over the US will be able to celebrate National Mom’s Nite Out™ on May 8th and then take the family to see ‘Moms’ Night Out’ the movie on May 9th.

‘Moms’ Night Out’ is produced by Kevin Downes to be distributed by AFFIRM Films (a division of Sony Pictures) and Provident Films. ‘Mom’s Night Out’ is a fast-paced, family comedy about four moms scheduling a night out where everything can and will go wrong, yet it all turns out just fine in the end. The film features a fantastic lineup of stars like Sarah D…

Ellore Femme, Hair Chalk Review

Ellore Femme, has a 24 piece hair chalk product that is AWESOME! We have tried different kinds before. Like 5 different types, brands, etc. NOTHING has been as good as the Ellore Femme product! NOTHING! It shows up in my daughters hair so nicely and doesn't leave a nasty residue like some of the others have. A couple of the others wouldn't even show up in my daughters hair because she has darker hair....her friend who has black hair could never get it to show in her hair...until now. We were SO excited to be able to see it! My daughter uses a different color in her hair every day depending on what she is wearing for the day! It washes out well too. She enjoys seeing the colorful shampoo in her hair when she washes it out! It also doesn't seem to rub off on her clothes. It can make the bathroom a little messy...but only when she is doing it....after all, she is only 9.  Otherwise, I have NO complaints about it at all! It is truly AWESOME! FIRST, the directions:…

Borax Sweepstakes on Pinterest! Winn $500 BIG ONES!!!!

The Getting Crafty with Boroax Sweepstakes has launched! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to enter and WIN $500 BIG ONES!!!!  YAY!!!!!
About the Sweepstakes Get crafty with 20 Team Mule Borax. There are so many ways 20 Mule Team® Borax can help beautify your home, learn how to get crafty and get entered to WIN $500!  Let me know if you entered!  Would it be cool if a Nebraska Hockey Mom reader was the winner!?!?!?!  


Head on over to Facebook for my FIRST FACEBOOK ONLY GIVEAWAY!!!!

Lots of ways to enter!  Don't delay!  I end the giveaway at 50 entries!



Image a Dining Daredevil!!

Have you ever used  It is a great service!  You go to their website and buy basically Gift Certificates, to select restaurants.  For a small price that varies...but usually only $3 or can buy a Gift Certificate to your favorite restaurant....something like, "$10 off your purchase of $20 or more."  The deals vary....but they are so worth it.  I pick restaurants that I've never been to before so I don't have to pay full price!  I also buy them for my friends and family members for Anniversaries and give them a free night of babysitting or something.  I've loved using I am betting you will too! Break free from the same-old dining routine in 2014 and try something new with the help of To help you start your own dining adventures, has compiled the 3 hottest trends to conquer at local restaurants near you. Resident trend-guru, President and Chief Marketing Officer Christophe…

Disney Side Home Celebration!

Can't Wait!!!!!

Facebook Likes

If you haven't liked my facebook page'll want to do that soon!  I am hosting a "Facebook Only Giveaway" in the next few days!!  Head on over there now!

Clean Start to 2014 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes!

Who can resist yet ANOTHER sweepstakes  from Purex?

The Get a Clean Start Sweepstakes has launched! Click on the link below to enter for a $1,000 shopping spree!
About the Sweepstakes Let Purex start your new year off in style! We’ll take care of your new wardrobe and detergent needs for all of 2014. Enter to WIN $1,000 towards a new wardrobe and a year’s supply of Purex detergent!

Soda it healthier?

Recently I reviewed SodaStream.  I was curious if it was actually healthier.  I knew it was better on the environment because you don't have all of those cans and bottles to toss.  And I knew it was better on my check book...but is it healthier?
Is SodaStream a Healthier Soda Alternative?  Here is an interesting article I ran across last night.  Read on and tell me in comments what your thoughts are.

New Year, New You Sweepstakes from Purex!

Who doesn't love a great sweepstakes? is another one that is sure to please!

The New Year, New You Sweepstakes has launched! Click below for your chance to win!
About the Sweepstakes Stay fit & fresh this year with help from Purex. Enter to WIN a Basis Fitness Tracker & a year’s supply of Purex Crystals! Purex Crystals do not interfere with moisture wicking fabric; they work great for all your sportswear! Let Purex help you stick to your resolution this year. Enter for your chance to WIN!

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall, Book Review

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall, is the third book in the Amish Vines and Orchards series.

You can purchase it at Amazon or your local book retailer.

Book DescriptionPublication Date:August 20, 2013 Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.

But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that…

Jillian Michaels is coming to Omaha!

Yippee!!  Jillian Michaels is coming to Omaha!!  Did you even KNOW she toured???  If you are not local to Omaha, I would suggest you go to and see where else she is touring.  You never know, she might be coming to a city near you!

Jillian and I have a love/hate relationship.  I LOVE her videos, and I do them on a fairly regular least when I am exercising!  :-)  I love doing them, but I do hate her during them.  But then afterward, I love her again!  :-)  I assume that is normal and she seems to have thick enough skin that it shouldn't bother her!
Jillian Michaels will be at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha, on March 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at  The show is roughly 90 minutes and will include a Q&A with the audience.

I am excited!!!  Are you????

Comment and let me know if you are going to be able to attend!!  Do you WANT to attend?  Comment and let me know!!  Giv…

Monster Jam Review....WOW! And BIG savings for the April Lincoln Show

What more can I say but...."WOW"!  This was my families first trip to Monster Jam.  All 6 of us, including my husband have never been to a Monster Jam show....until this last week.  I honestly didn't know what to expect.  I had looked on line a little I knew there were big trucks!  My friend told me to bring the kids earplugs.  So I planned on that. (My favorite truck!) The night came....and I loaded up my purse with 6 pairs of earplugs and my camera.  I didn't figure Jeff and I would need them....but brought them in case one of the kids dropped a pair of theirs.  It was a chilly 12 degrees outside....possibly colder by the time we got down there and got our seats.
We had to wait in line outside for awhile before we finally found out that the Will Call line was actually inside.  This is not Monster Jam's fault.  I wish the Mid America Center would have posted that a little clearer...or at all!  It was FRIGID!  With the windchill it had to have been below …