Thursday, November 29, 2007

Learning Resources

I went to college and got a degree in elementary and early childhood education. When I graduated from college, I knew for sure that early childhood was the path I wanted to take. I love elementary too...but preschool is when the children are so impressionable and really are beginning to mold into the people they will be someday. I wanted to help give them their very first school experience and make it one that was meaningful and fun for them. Before our daughter was born, I taught preschool for two years. Now, I am a stay at home mom. Having both the teaching background, and now being a parent, I was incredibly excited when I found out that I was going to be able to do a review on some items that I received from Learning Resources. This is a company that I used often while teaching, and now as a parent I plan on using their products as well. They encourage children to grow in their development and learning by offering different games, manipulatives, etc.

From Learning Resources I received the Smart Splash Color Play Penguins which is great for teaching matching and colors. I also received the Smart Snacks Animal Crack-ups which are wonderful for developing fine motor skills, learning about animals, matching, and color recognition skills. Finally, I received the interactive AlphaBall which is an Electronic Word Game. I am excited to use this with my daughter when she is a bit older as I believe its's a wonderful for teaching spelling and word building skills.

If you're a teacher or parent who's looking for educational toys that will help your little one's learn important skills and subject areas then you should definitely check out Learning Resources today!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Lately I've been hearing my hubby talk a lot about the big screen HDTV that he'd like to get sometime. It would be really nice to have one...but finding the right one at the right price is what's important to us. I recently came across Krillion, which is a localization search engine making it easy for consumers to find big ticket items like a samsung HDTV, for the prices that suit our needs and the location that we need. In looking more into this I have found that it helps to save me time because I can find it online and then go out and buy exactly what we've been wanting. If you're looking for an HDTV, check out Krillion today! You won't be sorry you did.

So Cute

We had the opportunity to spend some time with my younger brother over Thanksgiving!! He gave us the gift that he got for Kaelyn and it is absolutely adorable!! He works for John Deere, so he got her these little pink John Deere overalls, a JD onesie, a hat, and then a little pink JD jacket to go over it!! It's so cute. It's a little big for her right now, but will be adorable once she can fit into it! I can't wait.:)

Christmas Time

Last night Scott and I began putting up our Christmas tree. We always had it up in our apartments that we've lived in, so putting it up in our home was pretty fun. The one thing we realized though was how tiny it really is when you get it in a big space. After Christmas is over we'll have to go looking for a little bit bigger one maybe. It would be fun to have a big, full Christmas tree to put up next year. I think Kaelyn would enjoy that too!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

New Bathroom

My husband and I recently bought a new house and really are excited to start remodeling our basement bathroom. We would like to get some new plumbing fixtures, new lights, new flooring...basically just redo the whole thing. We won't be able to do it all at once, but little by little it will come together and really make a nice second bathroom on the lower level of our home. I can't wait to get started.


My husband and I don't do a whole lot of traveling, but enough where it would be nice to have a really nice set of luggage. We'd like to get reliable luggage that we know is of good quality!! We've been looking around now that the Christmas season is upon us and people are asking us for our Christmas lists. There are many different brands and types of luggage that we've looked at...we're thinking travelpro might be the best choice for us. We'll have to see.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Baby Talk

Ever since we had our little girl a few weeks ago, I'm sure many of you have noticed that my new favorite thing to blog about is Kaelyn!! She's really a great baby!! She's becoming a better and better sleeper, but in the beginning we had a few nights that were kind of tough. I'm thinking that an amby baby Hammock Motion Bed for infants would have been helpful for nights like this. It really looks like a great thing for baby's who don't sleep very well or sleep for short periods of time. I love learning about all these different baby products out there.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Martin Worldwide

Ever heard of Martin Worldwide before? They are one of the leaders in the direct marketing industry, having a reputation for their outstanding mailing list and telemarketings lists products. ResponseCom is one of their products that you may have heard of before. This is a blend of US Response and US Consumer databases. They offer a multi deminsional and versatile product for consumers. It's helped clients have higher response rates, gain profitability and get new business opportunities. I thought this was a great product and thought there were many people out there who would agree and who would like to learn more about it. You can check out their site today for more information.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Out to eat

Tonight will be a busy night for us as well. Aunt Tami and Grandma Annie want to come up and see Kaelyn tonight. I think we're going to go out to eat and enjoy spending sometime together as well. It should be a lot of fun. We'll just have to make sure Kaelyn is well rested and fed before we go so she's in a good mood while we're out!! :)

Meeting Aunt Tami

Today has already been quite the busy day for us so far. Kaelyn has eaten a couple of times. I ate, got ready and did some cleaning around the house. Then, Aunt Tami came to visit Kaelyn for the first time. She flew in from Virginia and on her way to her dad's decided to stop and meet Kaelyn. She was so excited to hold her, and Kaelyn really seemed to enjoy meeting her Aunt!! :)

Computer Security

If you're looking for great computer security software, then you should definitely look into software security solutions. They are the best resource for finding the software products that you need. The best thing about them is that they help to save you time and money by using a layered security solution approach. Basically they make it possible to find the best security software in each category like anti virus, anti spyware, exploits, and firewalls all in one place. This helps to save the consumer time and money because they aren't having to go out and by different programs for each threat category. I am definitely planning on taking advantage of this opportunity and I hope you do as well. Learn more about what they have to offer you and ESET today.

Funniest Videos

There are some television shows that have been around for a while and yet always seem to keep my interest. One of these shows is Funniest Home Videos. I remember when this show was first out and we'd watch it every week. Now, it's on during the day and different times throughout the week. It's such a funny show and so much fun to watch all of these funny videos that people send in.:)

Slow Internet

I really can't stand slow computers!! I don't know if it's our internet, or both of our computers...but for some reason lately, it's been next to impossible to get anything done online without it taking forever!! Our computers and internet used to work so much more quickly...maybe we're going to have to look into a new computer at some point?! Either that or a new internet provider. I guess we'll have to see if the situation gets better.

Baby Shops

Being a new parent I know how important it is to find the best gear and services for my baby. I'm sure many parents out there would agree that it's important to find honest opinions from others who've tried the products and services that we're looking into. I never really knew where to find such reviews...until I came across The Knot Inc new addition, This is a great site for parents who are looking for reviews or recommendations on everything from baby shops and gear, to services like where to find the best pediatrician or the best place to get a baby haircut. I'm very impressed with the honest that this site offers parents like myself and I think you will be too. Check them out today to learn more.

Baby's are a blessing

Well, Kaelyn is almost three weeks old already!! I can't believe how time goes by! She's really been a great baby. She sleeps pretty well during the night, and is enjoying being up more during the day and spending time with Mommy!! She's such a sweetie...we couldn't ask for a better baby.:) It's so much fun to watch her grow each day and learn new things. Baby's are such a blessing!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Car

Are you looking for a new car, but don't want to pay full price?? If so, then you should take a look at the quotes on They offer wholesale prices on new cars. You can quickly get two quotes for free on this site!! I thought this was great that there is a site out there that would offer such a wonderful service. Now you never have to pay full price for a new car again!! If you're interested in learning more about and all that it can offer you in your car search, I recommend you head over there today and take a look and get a Honda Car Quote. You won't be disappointed!!


Wow, it just continues to get colder and colder outside. I thought yesterday was cold, but then I looked out the window today and saw snowflakes falling again!! They were falling much of the day, on and off. I hate to say it, but this seems to be an indication that winter is on its way. I don't mind winter around the holiday time, but other than that...I'm definitely not a winter fan. Hopefully it holds off just a little big longer...but we'll have to wait and see.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Reading Tutor

If you're a parent and are looking for Reading Tutors for your should definitely look into Score Learning Centers. They are a program set up to help children ages 4-14 who may be struggling in different subject areas! They offer an excellent innovative tutoring environment that is not only fun, but will help make learning more meaningful to your child! Take a look at their site and see if this is something that you'd be interested in doing for your child.


I know it's November but man is the weather cold already!! Some years there's already snow on the ground, so I'm thankful that's not the case this year...but still....having freezing temps at night is not my idea of nice weather!! Our heat has been running quite a bit and it still is hard to take the chill off in the house. I guess I better get used to it winter has yet to come!!

Garage Floor

The house that we bought a few months a go is a little bit older. Since it's not brand new, there are obviously some things that we would like to change at some point. One thing that my husband really wants to repair is our garage floor. It has cracks in it and is actually a little bit off level. This makes it so the garage door doesn't seal at the bottom on one side. I know he'd like to do something to repair the cracks and to level it out...and that's why I'm excited to share with him a site that I recently came across. is a great site that has what we're looking for. Their advice for garage floors like this is to cover it with tile. I'm definitely going to have to share this idea with my husband!!!

Time Flies

I can't believe that Kaelyn will already be two weeks old tomorrow!! It just doesn't seem like it's been two weeks already since I had her. That goes to show that time will go by so quickly and that we should cherish every little minute while she's still a baby. I've always heard how quickly time goes by and how fast they grow...but I never imagined it would go by this quickly!! Wow!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rechargeable Batteries

So many things today require batteries. I know with a new little baby that we have purchased and received many fun things like a baby swing and vibrating seat. Batteries can be quite expensive, so I'm thinking of looking into rechargeable batteries. I know my mom use to have them and it saved her that added expense. She would just plug them in every once in awhile.

Patiently Waiting

Here I am trying to patiently wait to hear from my parents that my brother and his wife have had their baby boy. Diana went into the early stages of labor last night. We still have not heard anymore. If she hasn't had Emry by morning they may be looking at inducing her. They are definitely in our prayers.

Symark Software

In case you didn't know, Symark Software is the leader when it comes to providing UNIX and Linux security administration solutions. They recently announced in a web release that I came across online that their PowerBroker and PowerPassword-User Management Edition programs will support the new HP Integrity servers. This will ensure that restrictions and monitoring access to proprietary information and systems. If you're interested in learning more you should definitely check out this site. They want to help customers upgrade with the new things HP has to offer. Learn more on their site today about sarbanes 404 and all they have to offer!

Still Waiting to Hear

We're anxiously awaiting a phone call from my brother and his wife. They are due with their baby and will have him any time now. Every time the phone rings I think it's them or my parents telling us that they have gone into labor!! Hopefully we hear something soon so she doesn't have to be induced. From what I hear, that can make the labor and delivery kind of tough. I'm just gonna keep my phone by me and hope to hear something soon.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Great Dad

The entire time I was pregnant I couldn't really picture what Scott would be like as a dad. I mean, I knew that he was a very loving person...but I had NO idea what a WONDERFUL daddy he would be. I just love watching him with Kaelyn....he's so great with her. He's such an attentive and loving dad and it's just so neat to see. I knew he'd be a great dad...but he's even better than I ever imagined.


If you've ever heard of the Monex Companies, then you may have heard of Monaco Rare Coin before, a rare coin dealer. They are a part of the Monex Family...a leader in precious metals and investments for about 40 years now!! I thought that was pretty impressive!! You may or may not know that Monex is a terrific company that is dedicated to helping investors invest in gold, silver and other precious metals. Monaco Rare Coin offers resources for investors and collectors. They provide access to a wide range of coins that will fit most budgets out there. If you're interested in learning more, check out their site today.


I am definitely not the type of person who enjoys watching sports...especially football. My husband LOVES football though, so I try and show an interest once in a while. I enjoy spending time with him, even if it means we're watching football together. Although he does love his that Kaelyn is here he doesn't watch it nearly as often. He doesn't seem to mind though, he loves spending time with Kaelyn and I.:)

Raleigh Accident Lawyers

I know a couple that was in a car accident. Now after the accident the family from the other vehicle involved, wants to sue them for about everything they have. This is a young family with children and they don't need the stress of all of this put on their family. It's difficult when you feel it to truly be an accident and people will still come after you. There are lawyers out there that can help, like the Raleigh accident lawyers. They should check into them.

So Much Fun

Lately it's been harder for me to get online to much of anything. With Kaelyn here now, I'm very busy with her much of the day. I try and check my mail, get my bills done and get some blogging done...but it's definitely something that I don't do nearly as often as I did before I had her. That's ok though. I just love having her here and taking care of her. She's such a doll and just so much fun!!


PowerOptions not only offers a suite of educational materials and free customer support...they also offer data that is needed for you to invest with stock options. The SmartSearchXL technology program is only available through them. Through this program you can find, compare, analyze and make money with stock option trading. PowerOptions is so great for those who are looking to control the sorting, filtering and analyzation of different stocks. In learning more about this program I was really impressed with what they had to offer and I think you will be as well!! Take a look at their site today to learn more about iron condor and so much more.

Great Baby

Kaelyn has been SUCH a good baby! She rarely fusses, eats great and sleeps pretty well too! Once in a while at night she gets a little fussy, wanting to be held instead of sleep. Some nights are better than others though. For instance, last night...she ate at around midnight, then slept until 4:30. After that, she ate and got her diaper changed and slept til' 8:00. It was so nice to get some longer periods of sleep.

Christmas Lights

With it being November, I now feel like the holidays are around the corner. I walk in the stores and expect to see things for Thanksgiving and even some things for Christmas. However, I did not expect to see lights on houses quite yet. I was looking out my window tonight and see that there is a house all decked out with Christmas lights and decorations. I didn't really think I'd see this for a few more weeks, but look forward to seeing more of it as the weeks go on. This makes me happy, cuz I love this time of year!

Wedding Planning Site

If you've ever planned a wedding, you know how stressful it can be!! There's just so much planning that takes place and so many details to work through. When I got married, I wish I would have known about the wedding site. From what I can tell this is a great site that helps people who are planning a wedding work through all of those details that must be planned. They offer planning tools, advice, photos, vendor guides, a registry system, and so much more!! What a great way to plan a wedding quickly and easily. Learn more about them and visit their site today.


I've been trying to get used to the routine of having a baby in the house and getting the things done that I need to around the house. Thankfully my parents were here and they helped me out tons with the house stuff and with Kaelyn. Now they had to head back home, and I"m trying to figure out how I'm going to juggle cleaning, Kaelyn and the visitors that come by. I think we'll figure it all out's just a little overwhelming right now.

What a miracle!

I am just loving being a mommy!! At first I wasn't sure how I would handle it's all so new to me. However, after being able to have my parents around and help me out over the past week or more...I really feel that I've learned a lot and will be able to do a good job. I'm just loving having Kaelyn here with us. I didn't mind being pregnant, as there are some really cool things about it, like feeling the baby kick, etc. But, I like having here here in our home with us even more!! She's such a little blessing and miracle! :)

Job Recruiting

If you know anything about A.E. Feldman Associates, know that they have been around since 1967 and are known for their commitment to the recruiting field. They help bring industry clients and candidates for jobs together to help both sides of the job equation. I think it's great that there is a company like this out there...dedicated to helping people find top quality employees and top quality jobs!! What I was most impressed with about AEF is that their recruiters have actually had careers in the different industries that they they are experienced and knowledgeable about what they do. Learn more about this company and how they can help you find risk management jobs, on their site today.

Television Shows

One of my favorite television shows is the reality television show on TLC...John and Kate Plus 8! I just love seeing how they manage their lives with 8 children. They do such a wonderful job keeping organized and keeping their kids disciplined. Today they've been having lots of reruns on, and then soon I think there will be some new ones on. I guess we all have the shows that we enjoy watching and this is one that I really like!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sensitive Toothpaste

I grew up with a mother that has worked in the dental profession pretty much all of my life. I have had great dental care, but have still had a few issues with my teeth. I have very sensitive teeth for some reason and have tried different kinds of sensitive types of toothpaste, with out much success. I just continue to deal with the issue. I also have had a tooth that was a problem for some reason, I'm not really sure why. My husband and I were out for supper at a local restaurant. We were eating and suddenly I noticed that this tooth was becoming overly sensitive for me. At the time I didn't know what to do about it. Now that I have found Biotene Sensitive Toothpaste, I can treat myself. It is an awesome multi-protection formula. They have combined potassium nitrate and enzyme LP3 complex for a powerful paste. The potassium nitrate is used for protection against tooth sensitivity and the Enzyme LP3 complex is for relief from dry mouth. This paste also promotes healing in sensitive bleeding gums and inflamed tissue. It doesn't cover up the problem, but works at resolving it. With a delicious flavor that can help fight cavities and bad breath, it's a must for your oral health. Browse their site today.

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I think this evening would be a GREAT night for a walk. Scott and I have been trying to walk around the block every now and then. I think he's planning on being home from work before it gets the plan is to take a nice walk tonight. We especially enjoy doing this, just to spend some quality time together. It will be nice to go for a walk, especially now that Kaelyn is here and we can take her for a stroller ride!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I remember one of the most embarrassing times I've experienced was when I lost a filling while out to eat with my husband, who at the time was my boyfriend. I was so embarrassed, because it was the last thing that I needed to happen on a date with the guy of my dreams!! When I lost the filling I felt instant pain which made the experience that much worse. Not only did I lose it, but I was also sitting there with a horrified look on my face wishing that the pain would go away. At the time that this happened, I wish that I would have known about Dentemp OS like I do now. This is a temporary dental repair and 6o minute solution to help prevent the pain and embarrassment that come along with a situation like this. Now I know that I will never have to face this situation again. What I like best about this product is that you can eat on it within 30 minutes of setting. If this ever happens again, I know I can go on with my meal and enjoy myself.

So Nice

It has been so nice having my parents here for the past week. I knew that I would enjoy having them here to help and to spend time with us and Kaelyn...but then after having a C-section's been especially helpful having a couple of extra pairs of hands around the house. I'm slowly gaining back my strength and able to do more and more each day. Hopefully by the time my parents have to head back home I will have regained my full strength back allowing me to do most things around the house.


Being a new mom with an infant, I have learned how important it is to have a good quality stroller. We have one, and although I like it...there are things about it that I definitely would change. In looking around the net for other strollers, I came across the Musty line. They offer a wonderful variety of colors, styles and so much more when it comes to finding the perfect stroller. What I like best is that they make it easy for moms to use with their models that offer a bassinet for infants, and then a stroller seat for when they get a bit older and the interchangeability within the line. What's even better is that there is an adaptor for a Graco Snug-Ride car seat, which is perfect for our situation. If you're looking for a great stroller, I would recommend you take a look at Mutsy. You can give it a test drive at any local retailer.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

So Perfect

It's so amazing that one week ago today we were just walking into the hospital...about ready to meet our little one. Now, a week later she is home with us!! She's been so perfect...I couldn't ask for a sweeter little girl!! I said all along that we were looking forward to finding out if the baby was a boy or a girl, and how I wouldn't do it any other way...and I can still say that is absolutely how we feel. It was so amazing to hear the doctor tell us that she was a girl!! Not only did we have the excitement of bringing this little life into the world...but we also had the surprise of not knowing what the gender was going to be.


It seems like more and more people are becoming aware of Alzheimers and the affect that it has on so many families these days. It's so seems that most people have family or friends that struggle with this disease. The worst part about this disease is that there's still no cure and no certain idea as to why it happens. You may be wondering why I'm rambling about Alzheimers today. Well, the reason is because my Grandma suffers from it. She was the brightest woman I knew, and slowly she began to lose her memory, to the point where she is now in a nursing home and unable to recognize any of us in the family. She and her situation come to mind because this month is Alzheimers Awareness Month. The one thing that I've come to realize about Alzheimers is how important it is to detect Alzheimers early with memory screenings. Doing so will greatly increase one's quality of life, giving them the opportunity to live and act as they normally would. Dealing with having someone in my family who has Alzheimers, and knowing the heartbreak that it brings...I would encourage everyone to get to a memory screening location in their area this month. I would also encourage you to take a look at the Successful Aging Tips on the Alzheimers Foundation of America site and share it with others as well. This can help you share with others how we can prevent and slow down memory loss. There is one other way you can help make a difference when it comes to this disease. Although there is no cure for Alzheimers yet, it's important that we make sure to take care of those who suffer from the disease. We can do this by helping give to the Alzheimers Foundation of America. What a great holiday gift and way to help and make a difference.

Great Baby

Wow, we are so blessed!! We have the best little baby anyone could ask for. She is so amazing!! We're just loving getting to know our little daughter and finally having her here at home with us. Each day she seems to do more and more, looking around and becoming more alert!! I just love watching her as she grows and changes, and know that each and everyday will be wonderful with her. :) We are so blessed to have a daughter like Kaelyn!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Capella University

Sometimes a person finds that it is difficult to carry on with a job and family and at the same time go back to college for that degree they have always dreamed and hoped they would receive. Well, now with capella university they have made a way for a person to do just that. It was founded in 1993 and is an accredited school. This online University offers graduate online degree programs in information technology, human services, public safety, psychology, public health and more. They also have bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology and public safety. With over 104 graduate and certificate programs and undergraduate special considerations, there is surly something for just about everyone. They presently have almost 20,000 students from across the United States and other countries.


Scott is such a good daddy. He is so proud and protective of Kaelyn. It just came naturally for him as a father. She loves her daddy and it shows. All he has to do is hold her and when she hears his voice she calms right down. She knows that she is safe with him.

What a blessing

We are so blessed! Last week our new baby girl arrived. She is so precious and beautiful. It's hard to even put into words what a miracle she is to us. She is such a good baby. She's sleeping 3 to 4 hours at a time. Hardly fusses at all. She's just so content. God has truly blessed us with Kaelyn.