August 31, 2012

Free Cloth Diaper Event

Have you heard about the November Win A Stash event hosted by Kerrific? If not stick around.

This is a FREE event when you do a blog post (like this one) about the event.
That's right, you get your Facebook link FREE and all other links for just $3 each.

There is a referral prize of TWO diapers for the person who refers the most participating bloggers.
The winner of the giveaway will receive 12 Glow Bug Cloth Diapers. 

Make sure you sign up today so your name is high on the list
and don't forget to let everyone know that Kerrific referred you!

Holiday Clearance at EdenFantasys *Adult*

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!Labor Day is one of those holidays that really doesn't mean a whole lot to me. E still has to work and since school hasn't started for us yet it really just ends up being another day of the week. One thing I do look forward to however is finishing my holiday shopping. Yes, I know I am crazy but I look at Labor Day as the day to be done by and I'm almost there. I'm super excited to look through all the ads in my inbox and make my final selections.
One ad I have already seen and am super excited about is the sale at EdenFantasys. They are having a 70% offclearance sale in addition to the 20% off site wide sale. This means that now is the perfect time for me to get some fun stocking stuffers for my wonderful hubby!
There are lots of items on sale including these Edible Undies that I think would be a hoot! At under $3 even though I know he won't wear them it will give him a great laugh.
Last year I got him these spicy dice that are a ton of fun! I also really like to give these as wedding/bridal shower gifts so I'll be stocking up while they are on sale.
There is so much to choose from at EdenFantasys I'm sure you'll find something you love! And remember you get a free item with every order and free shipping on orders over $35 everyday!  

Thinking About New Tires

As school begins we are approaching a new phase of our year. With the change in seasons comes a list of items to clean, test, repair and replace. I don't know about you but at my house this list gets long really quickly and because we are busy people we will probably still be working on it when the snow flies.
One thing we always check before the snow is our tires. There are lots of great places to have this done, like Hercules Tire Sales, and if you do it often you should have a pretty quick trip. Even with regular maintenance however your tires will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. I like to think of my tires like a pair of shoes, if I make a good investment and treat them right they will always get me where I need to go and that makes it worth the time I spend.
There are lots of advantages to new tires. Not only do good tires help keep you safe, they also increase your car's performance. A big bonus in today’s world is that good tires will help you get better gas mileage. By getting your tires and air pressure checked you can help your car get the best gas mileage possible and many tire stores will provide these services free of charge for the life of your tire.
If you don't feel like going to the tire store and waiting in line another great option is to keep a tire pressure gauge in your car. They are super simple to use (even I can do it) and if you're at the gas station and notice your gas mileage is a little lower than normal or turning has been a little difficult you should check your tire pressure. If you have a tire pressure gauge you'll most likely have everything you need at the gas station. The correct tire pressure is written on your tires (who knew?) and most gas stations have air compressors either free or change operated. If you're having a hard time you can probably even get an attendant to help you figure it out but I'm sure one you do it once it won't be a problem.
I love my new tires and I'm sure glad to have a husband who helps me maintain them properly. It is so nice to know I can get where I need to go in my smooth and dependable ride.

October WinAStash Blogger Opportunity

We hope you are all having fun with our Win A Stash Events! Yes, we are super excited to have another event starting tomorrow so make sure you stay tuned to win a stash of Kawaii diapers.

In the meantime make sure you sign up to be part of our October event where we will be giving away a dozen dryer balls to one lucky winner! We are currently accepting Facebook pages to be part of this event so make sure you sign up and spread the word. Make it a great day!

August 30, 2012

Oreo & Fabio - Adoptable

Oreo & Fabio arrived at BUNS together and they get along very nicely. Oreo is approx. 1 year old and his buddy, Fabio is approx. 2 &1/2. They both enjoy lap time and hand feeding. Along with plenty of hay, they both love to eat bits of cucumber and apple. Fabio has very long hair and requires regular grooming and trimming and the occasional bath. They make a very cute duo.
Oreo & Fabio are currently available for adoption in California through Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter

Savage by Willow Rose

Sometimes when I first look at a book I'm just not quite sure what to expect. That was the case when I received Savage by Willow Rose. From reading the brief description on the back I guessed it was some sort of mystical romance which isn't my favorite but I'd figure I'd give it a try. I am so glad that I did because I really loved this book!
Savage is the first book in Rose's Daughters of the Jaguar series. It tells the story of a young man who came to America to get his education after his mother passed away. While he is supposed to be working to become a doctor like his father all he really wants to do is play his guitar and enjoy the music. When he meets the family next door to his "sponsors" he quickly finds their carefree way of life enjoyable.
The story tells the story of this young man and his fight to live in a world he is not really a part of while loving the girl who lives in the world where he belongs. The dislike the worlds have for each other further increase his inner struggle as he works to learn what he should do with his life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was a great story with enough romance to keep me interested. Enough mystery to not let me sleep at night. And enough magic to keep me from getting too involved. I think this would make a great story for anyone who likes a little bit of magic to brighten their day.

August 25, 2012

Getting Ready for Baby Savings

It was an interesting shopping trip this week because there weren't a ton of deals and I had register rewards to use but I was able to find some things to spend them on, like a box of diapers on clearance for $5.75 before coupons. I shopped Fred Meyer, Macys, Walgreens and Target.

Total Spent: $32.14
Total Saved: $261.36 (89%)
Rewards Earned: $15.00

August 24, 2012

FunkyFluff Stash & Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the Funky Fluff Stash & Cash Giveaway! I have teamed up with, and Funky Fluff to give away another full stash of cloth diapers for one lucky reader with the bonus of extra cash to help you get whatever else you may be needing for your new arrival.
Funky Fluff Cloth Diapers

What's up for grabs? A complete Funky Fluff cloth diaper stash, worth over $500, plus some cool cash!
12 Funky Fluff Bamboo Diapers 

12 Funky Fluff Stay Dry Diapers 
1 Pail Liner 
1 Wet Bag 
2 Packs of Boosters
PLUS an awesome cash prize of $300!

This awesome stash has 24 diapers which is how many I use on TWO children so it is more than enough to get you started. I have not personally used these diapers but I hear they are great and we all know that any cloth diaper stash is better than none. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter and remember to stay tuned for our next Win A Stash event that starts September 1st for another great chance at a full stash of cloth diapers!

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  Disclaimer: We have not been compensated in any way for this promotion. All blogger fees collected go directly to the cash prize. Funky Fluff is responsible for fulfillment of the cloth diaper stash portion of the prize and is responsible for the cash portion of the prize. Cash will be awarded in the currency of the winner's country of residency and no conversion will be made (i.e. if the prize is $160 the winner will receive $160 regardless of country of residence).

August 23, 2012

Sullivan - Adoptable

My name is Sullivan and I am one heck of a kitty cat. I have the neatest personality and I get along well with other kitties. At the shelter I like to follow all the nice volunteers around to get some extra loving while they are cleaning. I am hoping you can find room in your heart to give me a loving home.

Sullivan can be found at the Salem County Humane Society in Carneys Point, NJ along with lots of other dogs and cats that need forever homes. If you're looking for a new pet make sure you think adoption first!

Poopendous by Artie Bennett

It's been a while since I've told you about a good children's book and today I am super excited to tell you about Poopendous ! My boys and I love reading and I can't help but laugh each time they pull this great book off the shelf. I never thought I would enjoy reading them a book about poop but this one is well worth the laughs!
The first thing I noticed about this book was the great pictures. I love the way Mike Moran illustrated the book while making the pictures bright and enjoyable to look at. The story itself is about poop. You and your child will learn all about who and what poops, different names for poop and what poop is used for.
I can see this being a great book for potty training or as a hilarious addition to your guest bathroom. This really is a fun and educational story about a topic we really can't avoid. Check out Poopendous today!

Knot Genie Coupon Code

Since we are expecting a little girl I've been paying a lot more attention to little girl products. 
Here is a product I thought you might enjoy a coupon for. The Knot Genie is supposed to be a great help in keeping your daughter's hair tangle free. By visiting this link you can Save $4 off the Knot Genie today! I know I'll be checking it out!

August 21, 2012

A New Sensory Toy

It's been a while since I've done a true Toddler Tuesday but today I discovered a toy I have fallen in love with and I have to share. As many of you know C has lots of sensory issues. Things have been getting out of hand again so we have been looking for a way to help him keep himself calm. This is going to be super important when the new baby arrives because I know it is going to be stressful for him.
Today our therapist brought a great new toy. It's therapy putty! I was super impressed with how this simple toy kept C's attention for almost an hour and how relaxed he was while he played. So many things we have tried only work for a short while or he just doesn't seem interested.
At first I was supper worried that this was going to be a messy toy that would get all over in my carpet but I was impressed with the fact that it doesn't stick to things. The boys had lots of fun making it flat and then rolling beads up inside to hide so they could find them. They played with it much like play dough but it was much cleaner AND it did help C relax. The putty we used was a medium resistance but they make it in a variety of different thicknesses. I can't wait to get some of this for the boys! It will be a perfect sensory activity for on the go because it will easily fit in my diaper bag. If your child has trouble sitting still or other sensory seeking problems I highly suggest you try some!

August 18, 2012

Saving Again

I had an interesting shopping week this week. E called me when I was about half way through and opened with, "Is C up to date on shots?" Not what I wanted to hear. To make a long story short I came running home to find out that C had stepped on a staple outside and has a nice gash on BOTH of his feet. He is up to date so we didn't have to make a doctor visit but we did have to spend some time cleaning it before I could go back to the store. I shopped Target, Walgreens, and Fred Meyer.

Total Spent: $32.30
Total Saved: $172.42 (84%)
Rewards Earned: $24.00

August 16, 2012

Frank & Little Girl - Adoptable

It's been a while since I have done an Adoptable so today I want to share a great duo with you! Frank & Little Girl are available for adoption through the Wisconsin Humane Society. As pairs go, Frank the Cat and Little Girl are terrific. Both cats are curious, friendly and affectionate. Little Girl is a little more laid back about the world, while Frank is ready to greet you and get to know you better. Don't miss out on the chance to add this perfect pair to your home - adopt them today!

As you consider adding a family member to your home this year make sure you check out your local shelters and humane societies. They have awesome friends just waiting for a home like yours!

To Seduce A Scoundrel by Darcy Burke

You've probably already read my reviews of Her Wicked Ways and His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke. If you're interested in these you should get the third book in this series, To Seduce a Scoundrel , while you're at it.
This third book is about two family friends, Lady Philippa and Lord Ambrose. Although they seem like polar opposites they are pushed together when Lady Philippa's impulsive decision puts here in a very risky situation and threatens the family's reputation. She is rescued by Lord Ambrose, England's most notorious scoundrel, and together they must fight to defend her reputation.

I have to say that I fell in love with Lord Ambrose. He is any girl's hero as he defends Lady Philippa and yet won't let her help him at all. There were times that I just wanted to reach through the page and smack him because he just didn't see why Lady Philippa could care about him when in truth he was a great gentleman. You will love this book and I think it is a great addition to any collection!

His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke

If you read my review earlier you know that I loved Darcy Burke's book, Her Wicked Ways. I'm here to let you know that the story continues in her next book His Wicked Heart . This second book is about the mysterious brother, Jasper, who shows up to "help" Miranda.
Jasper, the Earl of Saxton, has made a deal with his devil father and has one month left to marry. Instead of looking at all the acceptable young ladies he joins a fighting club in the unacceptable part of town. This is where he meets an orphaned seamstress, Olivia. Although all Olivia wants is a respectable life, Jasper is out to win her as his mistress. After much deceiving the pieces fall together and Olivia might just be acceptable as more than a mistress but first Jasper must make sure that her history is properly hidden. Will Jasper take the risk and go against his father's wishes or will he loose the one woman he is trying to win?
This is another incredible story about a true gentleman who has yet to discover his real self. I loved following Jasper and Olivia as they worked to discover the meaning in their lives and then fought to keep what they held most precious. You'll love this story of trial and triumph!

Her Wicked Ways by Darcy Burke

As some of you may know my doctor has recently limited my mobility. He hasn't said the word bed rest exactly (I don't think he dares because he knows my kids) but I'm supposed to "take it easy." For me this means that I have been doing a lot of reading. I love a good book because it helps keep my mind off my house that's not getting clean and the long list of other things I really should(n't) be doing.

Recently Darcy Burke sent me three books to review and I loved every minute of them! Her Wicked Ways was a great way to start this series. It tells the story of a young girl, Lady Miranda, who is banished from London for her reckless behavior. On the way to stay in her uncles house in the country her traveling party robbed. Because Miranda was forced to leave her jewels behind she offers the handsome thief a kiss instead. Upon arriving at her uncles humble home, Miranda is encouraged to work at a local orphanage where she meets the handsome owner, "Fox", who tempts her passion in wicked ways.

This book was one that I thoroughly enjoyed! I do have to mention that this is an adult novel. Having said that, I highly encourage you to read it! I absolutely fell in love with Fox, a true country gentleman, and couldn't help but root for him to gain Miranda's favor. The ending is completely unpredictable as Miranda's brother, Jasper, steps in to "help". You won't want to miss Her Wicked Ways !

August 12, 2012

Back to School with AstroBrights

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Back to school at the Kerr house means not only getting the kids ready for school but also getting the parents ready. The kids are generally the easy part. The teacher gives you a list and you fill the requirements (plus a few extras). For E and I school shopping is a little harder. We're never quite sure what our instructors will expect of us but there are a few things that I have learned it is always good to have on hand. 

One of the items we use regularly is AstroBrights paper. It comes in 23 wonderful colors that are sure to grab your attention. This makes them perfect for any project for students of any age. In fact, right now you can win awesome prizes by showing of your own creations during the "Make Something AstroBrights" design challenge. All you have to do is share your project with a picture or a video.

There is another great challenge, "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes, going on for schools. By entering this awesome sweepstakes you can win your local school up to $30,000 in school supplies. What a great gift for awesome educators!

You'll love your AstroBrights paper so make sure you keep a spot for it on your school supplies shelf. You'll never find yourself running to the store when you have a last minute project again and yet you will love the results of each item you complete. For awesome ideas on how to get started like Astrobrights on Facebook Today!

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August 11, 2012

Win A Stash of Kawaii Diapers

I hope you have all been enjoying our latest event, Win A Stash! We are super excited to be drawing a winner in just a few short days and hope that it is you! In the meantime we wanted to let you know that we are going to be giving away a stash each month! That's right, we just had an awesome stash of Kawaii diapers arrive for our September event. We are still looking for bloggers to participate in this event. Participating is easy! All you have to do is:

  1. Fill out the form HERE
  2. Make your link payment (helps pay to ship the diapers and advertise)
  3. Join the Facebook Group
  4. Post on the given day (post and date provided)
It super simple and we'd love to have any blog, large or small. This is a great way to gain new followers and we are more than happy to help answer most any blogging question. We've got a great group of bloggers and would love to have you join us!

A Big Week

I did some major shopping this week because there were some things we needed. I was excited to be able to get dog food, pasta containers, and backpacks for the boys. There are a few more things checked off my list.

Total Spent: $78.82
Total Saved: $270.07 (77.4%)
Rewards Earned: $58.99

August 10, 2012

Ready for an Un-Holiday - Adult

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As summer draws to a close I often wonder why there isn't another holiday. You know, a reason to celebrate before we all go back to our lives of school and work and the weather gets cold. This year I have decided to celebrate an Un-Holiday before our new baby gets here. Something fun just for E and I. As I am planning for this event (which E doesn't know about so please don't tell him) I have payed a visit to one of my favorite stores, EdenFantasys.
I was super excited when I found out that EdenFantasys is having a sale for 20% off everything and anything on their site using code PLAY20. Apparently I'm not the only one who needs a vacation from vacation. This and the free gift with any order will help my dollar go a lot further.
Besides fun things for us as a couple I also have a few things for me on my wish list. I am simply addicted to their Milk Made Smoothing White Sugar Scrub and my jar is just about gone. They also have a large selection of lotions, including stretch mark cream, that I want to try before this baby gets here. Speaking of which, I know EdenFantasys has super fast shipping, but I better go get this order in before the baby decides to get here faster than the mail. Happy shopping!

OXYwater Review & Giveaway

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a wonderful product, OXYwater! When my box arrived I had honestly forgotten all about it and when I opened the box I told E this was one he was going to have to do because I had just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes which meant no sugar drinks. Boy was I excited when I realized I OXYwater was a flavored drink that I could have.
The Nutrition Label to the right is from my favorite flavor of OXYwater, Passion Berry. It's great chilled but also wonderful for just about any moment when I just can't take any more water. There are six flavors of OXYwater total and I like all but one (which happens to be E's favorite).
I will be super sad when our stash of OXYwater is gone because there is no place for me to buy it locally yet (PLEASE fix that soon OXYwater). If you live in the South Eastern states there is a good chance you'll be able to find OXYwater at a location near you. If not, you can order OXYwater directly from their website.
I'm super excited to be able to give you the chance to win some OXYwater to try. To enter please use the form below and make sure to thank OXYwater for this great opportunity!

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August 9, 2012

Comback Love by Peter Golden

I would have to say that a majority of individuals have a point in their life they wish they could go back to. Something they enjoyed or maybe even something they want to change. For Gordon in Comeback Love by Peter Golden, he can't help but think back on events that transpired thirty-five years previous when he lost his only chance with Glenna.
Gordon, now a globe-trotting consultant with a grown child, was not so very long ago an aspiring writer with a draft looking him in the face. Glenna was a sharp med student that he couldn't dream of living without. As Gordon travels to find Glenna again he must revisit the past and discover why he truly drove her away if he hopes to rediscover the passion they once shared. As he travels along this journey of reliving his live in the 1960s to find the true reason for his return you can't help but share every moment of this story with him.
Although this is not a time frame I usually read about I did enjoy taking this journey with Gordon. My favorite aspect of this book was the wide range of emotions of the characters as they traveled. It was always interesting to see how they would react to a given situation and what that reaction would then lead them too. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would encourage any adult to read it.

August 8, 2012

Willow Store Diaper Review

As we have continued to cloth diaper we have enjoyed becoming more diverse in the types of diapers we use. One brand we were recently able to try was from the Willow Store. They sent us a starter set in CherryBerry to try and we are enjoying it.
These diapers are super simple to use. You have a shell and an insert and you simply lay the insert inside the shell and put it on. My favorite part about these diapers is their extra large inserts. I have to fold them for my 2 year old but that means I can put the extra right where I need it most. These inserts do not fit in my pocket diapers but that is ok by me.
The shell of this diaper is fully reversible which makes it kinda fun. These covers are also one size. Adjusting them takes a little more work than some because you actually adjust it with elastic inside the cover but they also get a more secure fit than one size snap covers.
Last but not least I will tell you that I love all the bright colors these diaper sets come in! There are so many combos to choose from you'll have a hard time picking just one.

Zoo Time With Cousins