Aug 30, 2015

Sunday Strolls Giveaway Link Up - 8/30/15

Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway. Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed. Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting.
Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!!
Aug 29, 2015

First Week of Kindergarten...Success!!!

Well, as I sit and write this blog post it's been a little over 5 years since we've had Brody. I can't believe it, but he is now in Kindergarten.

He's was so excited!

Brody's Teacher - Mrs. Knickerbocker

We walked him inside and he found his locker and his place to sit. I've walked Brody in every day this week, but won't anymore come Monday. I think he knows the drill now.

I was sure that Brody would be tired when he got home from school...but NOOOOO not Brody. He's wired up. But one thing I noticed is that he's not asking for the Kindle, nor is he asking to watch TV. He's too busy playing with our dogs and going out to the back yard - YAY!!!

Brody was the teacher's helper on Thursday and got to be interviewed by all his friends. Brody said his favorite place to shop was Target and that he loves cake and pancakes and lemonade. He also brought home a packet where each of his friends wrote something about him and drew a picture. Totally sweet. Can you just imagine my scrapbook.....(that I haven't even started yet)!!!

Friday is Assembly Friday where all kids go to the gym in the morning and the principal and all teachers join in and talk about what has happened during the week and what's coming up the next week. We all said the Pledge of Allegiance (Thank God they still do), We said the Texas Pledge and then we had a moment of silence. Just like I remembered it when I used to sub.

Okay, here's to the 2nd week of school!!!

LEGO® Fan Convention DFW TX + Giveaway For 4 Tickets


Irving, Texas – August 27, 2015 - BrickUniverse, a huge LEGO fan convention, is coming to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas for only two days --November 14 -15, 2015! The over 50,000 square foot event will bring thousands of LEGO lovers, young and old, together to participate in fun activities, games, teaching sessions, and viewings of incredible models built out of LEGO bricks.

One of the many attractions includes the BKNY Bricks gallery. The gallery will be full of LEGO models by award-winning, Brooklyn-based LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes, who will be at BrickUniverse Dallas throughout the event. His work encompasses a variety of subjects including iconic urban buildings (such as a 14-foot LEGO replica of the Manhattan Bridge) to a life-sized LEGO version of a familiar cartoon character, Mr. Tiger.

Nannan Zhang, locally based in Plano, is another awarding-winning LEGO artist who will be showcasing LEGO models. His surrealist and conceptual art out of LEGO has been featured in various publications, books, and even in art galleries throughout the nation. His work is truly like no other.

Additionally, Greyson Beights, author of the upcoming and highly anticipated Medieval LEGO book will be in attendance. Medieval LEGO is an upcoming children’s history book that teaches real medieval history with a unique twist -with all the history illustrated by LEGO scenes. Greyson Beights will signing books and giving attendees insight how they too can use LEGO bricks to learn history.

Attendees will also meet some of the world’s best LEGO Fan builders including the incredible folks at the Dallas/Fort Worth LEGO User Group and see their fantastic creations including LEGO towns, spaceships, trains, castles and Star Wars displays. There will even a 40’ long LEGO city display made entirely from LEGO bricks, the list is endless!

BrickUniverse Dallas will also be home to a massive Brick Market with over 15 LEGO vendors selling anything and everything LEGO including but not limited to new LEGO sets, rare and retired LEGO sets, new LEGO mini figures, rare LEGO Minifigures, custom LEGO models/kits, custom-printed LEGO Minifigures and accessories, and LEGO lighting accessories.

Other activities include:
·       EclipseGRAFX: bringing specially printed LEGO accessories and Minifigures
·       Challenge Zone: team up with fellow LEGO fans to participate in different themed brick  challenges
·       Fan Zone: Inspiring creations built by expert LEGO builders and opportunities to meet with fellow hardcore LEGO fans
·       Building Zone: build, create and play with over 1 MILLION LEGO bricks
·       Creations for Charity: will be partnering with BrickUniverse to raise money to help annually give LEGO sets to underprivileged children during the Holidays
·       The Blank Brick: Learn from LEGO Master Builder and Artist Brandon Wike of The Blank Brick. He will be giving learning sessions on our to become a better builder, as well as showcasing his inspiring work with LEGO
·       Minifigure Art: with professional caricatures artists at the show selling LEGO art and doing live LEGO Minifigure caricatures
·       The Brick Print Shop: where you can make a custom Minifigure of yourself and even have your own name printed on LEGO bricks
·       Architecture Building: Build like an architect using only white LEGO bricks
·       Big Brick Building: Younger LEGO fans can also enjoy the Big Brick Building play area with LEGO DUPLO bricks
·       Bionicle Building: Build a Bionicle warrior from our thousands of LEGO Bionicle pieces
·       Reading Zone: with LEGO books published by No Starch Press for your amusement
·       And so much more!
Tickets are selling fast so early booking is advised for this exciting event. For a limited time only, you can receive 40% off tickets by purchasing on the BrickUniverse website.  To buy your tickets now and find out more info about the convention, please visit:

BrickUniverse Dallas Family Pack (4 tickets) Giveaway
BrickUniverse Dallas, 
Irving Convention Center
November 14-15 
Giveaway is solely put on by BrickUniverse and they will be responsible for contacting winner and giving instructions on how to get winning tickets. Mommie...Again was provided 4 tickets for free for housing the giveaway here...and is just the messenger of the giveaway. Good luck ....and see you there!!! 

Giveaway ends of September 2015

The above link will take you straight to their giveaway.
Aug 26, 2015

Let Nature Heal Your Soul

Disclosure: I'm proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the radiance PLATINUM campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed here are my own. All product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

I can't think of anything better than spending time in nature listening to the sounds it makes. There's something about open spaces that intrigues me and helps me heal. After losing my son five years ago today (August 26th), I still of course think about him and wonder why it had to happen. On this day, my Facebook page fills up with posts from others who are thinking of me and my family, and I can't help but reflect over the good times and the bad. It's still all a blur. I'm not at peace with it, not yet.

Whenever you experience a loss like mine, it's so important to take care of yourself...mind, body, and soul. Whether you choose to talk to someone, talk to God, or talk to nature or all three, you've got to take care of YOU. Taking vitamins and supplements daily is a great way to take care of your body, and that's exactly what I do, and have been doing for well over a year now.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Don't let nature be a stranger, go outside and sit. Talk to God, cry, meditate, do what makes you feel better....Just Sit!

Perhaps you're new at taking vitamins and supplements, or maybe you may think they are not important because you can get nutrients from the foods you eat, or perhaps you think they are too expensive and you can't tell a difference after you've been taking them for a short while. Well, my friends, it takes time. I can't speak for everyone, but I know how much better I felt after 2 months of taking Vits. B12, D3 & C. Those are the three I was low on at my last annual check up. Since taking these three, I've now adding a few more to my daily regimen, which includes CVS's radiance PLATINUM.

As passionate as I am about taking vitamins and supplements to stay healthy, it's only natural that I've partnered with CVS/pharmacy on their campaign about their new radiance PLATINUM. This is my second of three posts I've written. I've included B-Complex, Vitamin E, and Selenium in my daily regimen now, and I have seen a significant change in my body. More energy and less stress are mainly what I've noticed...and that's a good thing as I have a 5-year-old to run after!!! Here's my first post if you'd like to read it - Take Care of Yourself - It Will Show +10 Healthy Actions

CVS/pharmacy radiance PLATINUM offers a full line of products - all are 100% Preservative-free!!

To all the women who read my blog. - when you go for your annual checkups, make sure your doctor's office communicates with you about your lab work. That's how I found out I was low in vitamins. Also, be sure to ask questions...and make sure you get answers before you leave!! 

And don't forget to let nature help you find your healthy beginning, and perhaps heal your soul if needed. Take good care of yourself...daily.

Be sure to check out CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Program where you can receive 33% off the regular retail price of your radiance PLATINUM vitamins and supplements. Information is available in stores.

Next month I'm hosting a CVS/pharmacy Giveaway where I'll give away assorted radiance PLATINUM products and a $25 CVS gift card - so stay tuned! 

Aug 23, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Hello everyone! Today I am going to start off with a fun sharing activity called "10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me". I was chosen by Melinda at My So-Called Balanced Life to participate with her questions. I know I haven’t shared much about myself recently so I thought this would be a fun way for you to get to know me a little better.
Here are the rules: I will answer the below 10 questions, then I will come up with a list of 10 questions for 10 bloggers  that I chose (who I will tag in the post) to answer them. Then those bloggers, if they accept the tag, will answer the 10 questions on their own post, come up with another list of 10 questions for 10 other bloggers (who they will tag). The list will go on and on! It is a great way to get to know some awesome bloggers a little better. 
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me:
  1. What is your greatest accomplishment? Getting to 55 without falling apart!!!
  2. Do you prefer dogs or cats? Dogs - After losing our precious dogs of old age and cancer, we rescued two puppies back in March to join our family.
  3. What is your favorite way to relax? Sitting on the couch playing Best Fiends on my iPhone. I'm hooked after participating in a sponsored post about the app!!
  4. What is your favorite song currently? That first song by Ed Sheeran. I'm terrible at remembering names of songs.
  5. Where is your favorite vacation spot? After visiting Alaska three times, we decided to visit Montana last year. Montana is such a beautiful place that we chose to go back this year. I'd have to pick Montana over Alaska.
  6. What is one thing on your bucket list? To See the World. There's so many places I haven't been to. I'd love to travel more with my husband and son. Being a travel blogger would be cool.
  7. What is one thing that brings you joy? We raise our grandson, so seeing him happy, and knowing I've done a great job in raising him. 
  8. Who is your favorite author or your favorite book? I'm not much of a book reader, but I do like Authors, Iyanla Vanzant and Maya Angelou. 
  9. Do you prefer mountains or the ocean? Well, according to my answer to question 5, I'd say the mountains. Love the beach, but my husband and I have a better time in the mountains. 
  10. What is your favorite quote? "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." by Maya Angelou.
Life With Captain Fussybuckets

My Questions to the 10 Bloggers I chose:
  1. What's your favorite movie all of time?
  2. Who inspires you the most and why?
  3. Where will your next vacation be?
  4. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
  5. If you had to choose between sugar or salt to give up, which one and why?
  6. What's your favorite color combo?
  7. What's your current transportation? 
  8. What's your dream car?
  9. Favorite Season and why?
  10. Do you have another job besides blogging or are you retired?
BLOGGERS: if you accept this tag, post your answers in your own blog post, write your own 10 questions, and tag 10 bloggers to answer them (and tag me in it so I can read your answers to my questions)!