Friday, June 29, 2012

Fisher Price Smart Tablet Review!


I am so excited to bring you guys a review from Fisher Price today! You guys know they are one of our favorite brands! 

Well, the product we got to review was absolutely perfect for my Bean! 

He has been feeling a little left out of the technology loop lately, and I felt really bad for him. Mommy has her laptop that I am always on, Tater has his iPod and his 3DS and daddy has his iPad. Poor little Beanie has nothing at all, and he has been really jealous! 

We got the chance to review the Fisher Price Smart Tablet, and I can't even tell you guys how excited he was to unwrap that box! 

"Masey has an iPad! Masey has an iPad!" he just kept screaming! It was so cute!

The Smart Tablet is adorable, and it is perfect for little ones! The screen lights up and changes colors, and there are tons of educational games and activities on it. There are numbers, letters, music, typing, games, and more! It only takes three AA batteries, which we always have on hand, and it isn't too heavy for little hands. 
It even comes with a little pull out stand thingy for him to set it up on the table. One of Bean's favorite parts is that he can learn to count in Spanish too.

This is a pretty cool toy, and for around $25.00, it's a good deal. I wish that it had a few more features, though, and the graphics are a little "old-schooly", but it is a $25 kids toy, not a $500 tablet computer, so what do you expect, really? It's perfect for my Beanie, I don't have to worry about him breaking it, and that is a very nice thing!
All in all, my baby boy is really happy with his tablet, and I am happy that he is happy! This is a great toy if your little one is into technology like mine is! If you wanna check it out, click here! 

I received this product free of charge in order to conduct a review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Pacific Pillows Review and Giveaway!


I am a picky pillow person. There, I said it. 

I have a hard time finding a pillow that I really like. We own about 12 pillows, and I don't like any of them.

The only pillow I've ever really loved? 

Let me tell you about it. 

It was my daddy's pillow. Yes, my daddy that died eight years ago. 

I took his pillow, and I kept it. 

It was made of down, and really heavy. Absolutely the perfect pillow. 

I hoarded that pillow. It was almost like that pillow was my only connection left to my daddy, and I hung onto that pillow. 

Until 2006. When we got the boxer from hell. 

And, I mean that. Jada was the absolute worst dog in the world. 

One day, I came home from work, and she had EATEN (ate?) the loveseat, my wicker clothes hamper, and my lovely daddy's pillow. 

And that was the end of it. 

Until now. 

When Pacific Pillows gave me the chance to review one of their pillows, I jumped at it. 

I received the Pillowtex Down and Feather Pillow, and Oh My God!

It is perfect, just like my daddy's pillow! 

The Pillowtex Triple Core Pillow is a firm pillow, which is perfect for me! 

It is comprised of 95% feathers and 5% down, and it has three inner chambers that keep the feathers where they are supposed to be. (Thus the name!)

This pillow is also double layered to make sure that the feathers don't come out. Yay! That was a big problem with my old pillow. It had a teeny little hole, and I was constantly picking feathers up! 

I am so impressed with this pillow, really! 

It is absolutely perfect for me, not too hard and not too soft.

(Did I mention my name is Goldilocks?) 

It was almost like I was sleeping on a pillow from a luxury hotel. 

Know why? Because I was!! 

Pacific Pillows specializes in bringing pillows that are found in luxury hotels into homes everywhere!

No wonder it felt like a hotel pillow! 

Anyhow, I am super happy with my new Pillowtex Triple Core Pillow, it reminds me of my daddy and I am going to keep it forever. 

No babies or dogs are getting to this one! 

**AND***

Now for the giveaway!

Pacific Pillows are so sweet, they are giving one lucky Flip Out Mama reader a Pillowtex Triple Core Pillow of their own! This is a retail value of $49.99! 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here telling me why you would like to win a new pillow! (make sure to leave your email address if it is not visible in your profile, so I can contact you! )

(EXTRA ENTRIES WILL BE GIVEN FOR SHARING ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER, AND FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER (FIND THE LINKS IN THE TOP RIGHT SIDEBAR!)

I will draw for a winner on 7/4/2012 at approx 11pm est. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize!

I received a sample product in order to conduct this reveiw and give my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and all thoughts are 100% my own! 

 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Plus Size Lingerie Boutique Review!


Usually when I am telling you guys about a great product or brand, it's for the boys. (Boo. they get everything.)

But, every great once in a while, I get to tell you guys about something great for us! (Moms, I mean..)

I found a great site called PlusSizeLingerieBoutique.com, and they have some really cute lingerie! 

Here is the product I got to review: 

This is the Peggy Chemise and Robe set, and I absolutely love it! 

It has been SO hot here, I mean really like 105 degrees, and this is absolutely perfect for those hot nights when my usual sweatpants are not an option! 

It is absolutely adorable, too! I love polka dots, and I like the fact that this set is casual and playful while still being sexy. 

It's made of satin and is really silky and soft, perfect for those summer nights when I have to go to bed with a sunburn. (Wait, what am I talking about, that's every night!)

That wasn't the only cute thing I found, though. They have some beautiful bridal lingerie, and even some really fun costumes! 

I mean, look at this pirate girl costume, and it even has a parrot purse!! Love it! 

Anyways, I am really loving this site, and I am going to be shopping here from now on! 

Check it out ladies, you won't be sorry! 


Buying A Home (AKA: AHHH!!!)


Let's just say, how freaking scary is buying your first home?

Why did no one tell me this!?

We are discussing buying a house, and I am so scared! There is so much to learn!

What a scary process this has been! 

I have tried to research the process and learn as much as I can. 

I have been looking online and reading as much as I can about all things home buying, and all things real estate. 

Last night, my hubby was freaking out because I was looking at santa  monica ca real estate! 

"Do you think we are moving there!?" he asked. 

NO, I am just trying to get my head around all the different aspects of the real estate market. I'm trying to get an idea of what different houses are selling for in different parts of the country. 

I'm trying to figure out if we need a real estate agent, and what one can do for us. Not to mention how to choose the right one.

So freaking stressful!! Why did I want to do this in the first place???

These are just a few of the things that have been weighing on my mind regarding buying our first home! 

What do you guys think?

Does anyone have any advice for me? 

 This has been a sponsored post on behalf of Partner's Trust. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

If I Was A Rich Girl....


If I was a rich girl, there are so many things I would do. 

I would buy a big house, nothing fancy, just big enough for everyone! 

I would get some new cars, dependable and nice! 

Buy us all a fancy wardrobe, well, not fancy, just nice... 

My boys would get toys, all the toys they wanted, and not just at Christmas time like they do now!

I would make sure we all had everything that we could ever need! 

I would put some money up for the boy's college funds, and then... 

Then, we would take a big family vacation! 
 
And, how would we get there? Oh, I'll tell you how!

We wouldn't drive, we wouldn't even fly on a regular plane. 

We would take an air charter service, our very own plane. 

Ahh, how nice would it be!? 

It would just be so nice to not have to stress, to not have to worry for a change. 

To know that the bills were going to be paid, and on time! (Does such a thing exist?)

A girl can dream, can't she?? 

I love making plans in my head about what I would do if I as a rich girl! 

The above has been a sponsored post for Clear Jet, although all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Girl With No Resume

Once upon a time, there was a girl. A girl who wanted to get a job.

She was a very smart girl, witty and cool and a super awesome blogger. 

The position she was applying for was one that she would be great at. 

A customer service call center rep for a very big online retailer. 

The job paid more than this girl had ever made before, and included benefits from day one! 

How exciting! 

The girl filled out the application, no problem, and clicked send. 

Oops, only one problem.

The part that said please attach your resume. And it was required.

Uh, oh.. what was the beautiful, smart girl supposed to do? 

I mean, she had heard of resume letters before, but she didn't have one of her own. 

Flashbacks to high school business courses flashed in her head. 

What in the world was she supposed to even put on a resume? 

She was a waitress for ten years and a stay at home mom after that. 

This girl was freaking out! 

So, little by little, she researched and pieced together a resume that she thought was crappy. 

And, lo and behold, they called her back!! 

She scheduled an interview with the company, and all was good. 

Until, of course, she decided she didn't really want the job after all.. 

Maybe, she would just stay home with her babies instead. 

After all, there's no resume required for that! 

This has been a sponsored post for Pongo, however, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

I need to work out.

Well, I have no more excuses. 

I am now a full time, stay at home, blogging mama. 

And it's time to start exercising! Ewwww..

So, no more excuses.. 

I have been thinking of what I want to do... 

I am really not sure. 

I have considered Zumba, workout videos, ab toning belts, the treadmill...

Nothing really sounds fun for me though, but I guess it's not really supposed to be fun is it? 

I'm wondering if I can just play more with the boys, maybe running around, on the trampoline, in the pool, maybe that would work? 

I don't know, excersise has never been one of my favorite things.. And it shows, lol! 


Anybody got any recommendations? Fun and easy workout tips? Help!

Skin Smoothy = Miracle Product?



Today I am really excited to share a super cool product with you guys. The product is called Prevention, from a company called Skin Smoothy and it is an acne cream unlike any acne cream you have ever seen before! 

Look at what this product can do: 



Here's what the folks at Skin Smoothy have to say about this product, called Prevention:

Daily Clear Skin Lotion
SkinSmoothy™  fights adult acne with a powerful synergistic blend of Amazon botanicals.  Studies show this blend reduces acne lesions by 72%, and sebum production by over 63%.    Deep from the harsh climate of the rainforest emerge some of the most healing plants on earth.    
Prevention delivers the legendary antioxidants of the acai plant for inflammation; andiropa for cellular regeneration, moisturization and balancing of oils; copaifera to kill acne bacteria and help skin heal with minimal scarring; willow for inflammation, sebum control and to kill acne bacteria.
This multi-functional formula also includes bio-active vitamins Complete C™ and Pro-A for all ages.
Turn oily and acne prone skin into a beautiful, healthy, natural complexion. 

 This sounds like a really great product and I would love to try it! I am 26 years old, and still have issues with my skin, especially around that time of the month! 

I love that the product is easy to use, only one step. After showering or cleaning your face, you just smooth one pump of the product onto your face. And it takes care of your whole face, not just your acne areas! 

If you are interested in ordering Prevention from Skin Smoothy, you can do so here!

 
 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fisher Price Giggle Gang Makes My Heart Happy!


As you guys know, our family LOVES Fisher Price products. If I had to pick a single brand as my family's favorite, it would have to be them! Fisher Price makes really durable, cute, and fun toys that I know my kids will enjoy (even the big one!)So, anytime we have a chance to work with them, I am always ready for it! 

This time around, we got the chance to check out a new product line called the Giggle Gang! These little guys are SO cute! 

They are soft, round plush toys, but they have a twist. When your baby squeezes or shakes them, they each let out their own funny, adorable giggle! They are the sweetest thing! 

 I didn't know how Bean would react to these, since he is getting bigger these days. These are recommended for six months and up, so I thought he might be too big! I was wrong! He LOVES his little Giggle Gang guy.. In fact, he calls it "HIS BABY!" How cute is that!? He carries it around all the time, and every time it laughs, he laughs! 
And one more, with him actually looking at the camera: 

I would definitely recommend the Fisher Price Giggle Gang for the baby/toddler in your life! You will love having a "noise making" toy that doesn't drive you nuts! Who doesn't love a baby's giggle?!? 

The Fisher Price Giggle Gang retail for around $12.99 each, and you can check them out here! 

I was provided with a sample product in order to conduct a review of this product and give my honest opinions. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are 100% my own!

Monday, June 25, 2012

I have to get my garden back .

This morning, I spent two whole hours looking at plants online. I mean, seriously, who does that? 

I just kept looking at these beautiful plants that I wish I had. I found some really beautiful plants, online shop Seranata. This place had some really gorgeous ones!

I really have to get my garden back. Or at the very least, a couple of containers in the back yard. I hate having no plants (except weeds, of course!) and I really miss them! These days, the only gardening I worry about is trimming the grass when it gets up over the toys in the backyard. 

I have got to get a handle on my yard work, and also on my gardening! I really miss having fresh veggies and herbs, and beautiful flowers to look at!
Almost everybody is doing it…. Getting Hemorhoids!



At some point in your life, you will probably get a hemorrhoid.   How am I so sure?  Because at some point in our lives, we might be overweight, have a sedentary job, be pregnant, not eat properly, lift things that are too heavy, not have enough fiber, etc.. (The many reasons for hemorrhoids)


So now that we have established that you will probably get a hemorrhoid, I can certainly enlighten you to the fact that you will not find this a pleasant experience.  A hemorrhoid is no badge of honor, not fun dinner conversation, and not something that you post about to all of your friends on your Facebook account… (STATUS: with hemorrhoids)… 5 people like this???


The one product that has worked for me, and I know it will work for you as well, is Anuice (www.anuice.com).  Anuice is a cold therapy medical device that is FDA approved!  To be more detailed, it’s a medical grade plastic device that is shaped like a capital letter T.  You store it in a sanitary freezer package (in your freezer) and apply it directly to your hemorrhoid (the top of the shape of “T” is for external hemorrhoids and the bottom of the “T” is for internal hemorrhoids).


It may sound unconventional, but this thing really works.   You apply cold therapy to your hemorrhoid and it shrinks away. 

The plastic used in Anuice is “neutral clinical plastic” which prevents the freezing temperatures from causing tissue burns.   The device also comes with a gel lubricant for a more comfortable application.  The best part is that you can use your Anuice device over and over again.  Simply put it back in the freezer and apply again when it’s cold!

Yuck, hemorrhoids are disgusting… And treating them is disgusting, but with Anuice, you can shrink your hemorrhoid away with ease. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Car Seat Tips and Tricks!


Car Seat buying is one of the most important purchases that you have to make for your babies. There are so many things to take into consideration.

I recently came across a great website, Carseatonline.net, that takes all of the questions out of car seat purchases and installation. They have tons of tips and tricks for new parents and experienced parents. 

There are lots of tips for choosing the right car seats, installation guides, FAQ's and much, much more. It is really a go to guide for all car seat related info! 

This site can be a great asset to any parent who is needing advice, or just wants to make sure that they are choosing the correct car seat and installing it correctly!

This has been a sponsored post.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Mobile Mishap Story Plus Giveaway!!


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Sometimes it seems like my whole life is a mishap of some sort! Really, it's like every day there is some kind of crisis or catastrophe. As we speak, Bean just knocked the metal door off of the fuse box somehow. How did he get to it? Who knows! I swear, this house is like a circus!! 

Of all the mishaps I have faced, there is perhaps one that stands out in my mind as, while maybe not the worst, definitely the one that hurt me the most! 

When Tater has two, we decided to take a trip to the zoo. It was the first time we had ever done anything like that since becoming a "family", and we were really excited! Although we got lost along the way,
 and the 1.5 hour trip to the zoo took almost four hours, we were still optimistic and happy when we arrived! It was going to be a great day!

Back then, I was a "prepared" mom. I had packed us a whole bag of nice snacks, including some fruit and bottles of water. I had one of those fancy little "cooler bags", with the aluminum stuff on the inside to keep all our little goodies cold. 

As soon as we walked through the zoo entrance, I was really excited! I had my hands full though, with all Tater's baby supplies, stroller, our snacks, etc. So, I did what any mom would do. I grabbed mine and my hubby's brand new iPhones and stuck them safely inside Tater's diaper bag. 

Except. 

It. Wasn't. Tater's. Diaper. Bag. 

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I stuck the phones down in the cooler bag. The cooler bag that now contained the leaking water bottle. Yup, the leaking water bottle that was now leaking all over our brand new phones! 

And the best part is, I didn't realize it until we went to eat lunch, around 2 hours later!! 

The new phones were literally swimming around in a whole bottle's full of water! LOVELY!!! 

Oh my goodness, was the hubs mad! 

That was one long, and very quiet, ride home!!! 

Of course, we had no protection plan or phone insurance, so we were just screwed!!

Ahh, now it is a funny story to remember! But, oh no, not at the time!!!

Apparently, I am not the only one who has mobile mishaps, though!

 Asurion is a company who knows all about mobile mishaps. In fact it's their job to prevent them!

Just check out this Fact Sheet and you will see that people are messing up their phones like crazy!!!


Have you every messed up a cell phone? I'd love to hear your story so I know I'm not alone!!

And, just to make us all feel better, the  fine folks at Asurion are sponsoring a giveaway! 

One lucky Flip Out Mama reader will win their choice of a $40 iTunes gift code or a $40 Amazon gift code so you can get some new apps for your phone!! 

Here's how to enter!

**Leave a comment below telling me about your worst mobile mishap!**Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

One winner will be chosen at random on 6/24/2012 at approx 11pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be chosen. *Disclosure: I participated in this campaign in conjunction with Social Chorus. I will receive a gift in exchange for my time and participation. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Back To School Event! Seeking Sponsors!

Hey everybody! 

Can you believe that it is almost time for back to school??

It's almost here! 

We are planning a big Back To School Bash here at Flip Out Mama, and we are looking for sponsors! 

We are going to be featuring all sorts of Back To School products, from clothes and shoes, to school supplies, snacks and much, much more! 

If you are a company that would like to be featured in our Back To School Bash, feel free to contact Dawn at burton40444@gmail.com anytime! 

Remember, there is no fee to participate, but we do have a limited number of spots available, so get in touch! 


Safe Email Accounts For Kids!!


The thing about Tater is.. he has no idea that he is six. Seriously. 

He thinks he is like sixteen. Staying up all hours of the night, sleeping late, throwing clothes everywhere. Eating everything in the house, playing on his iPod and 3DS ALL THE TIME. Seriously, the kid thinks he is grown. So, for the last six months, when he has asked me for his own email account, I wasn't really surprised. But the answer has always been NO WAY! I just didn't feel like it was safe for someone his age to have that kind of responsibility. I didn't think it was a good idea.

Until now, that is. 

We recently got the chance to try out Kidsemail.org, and I have changed my mind about letting Tater have his own email account!

Kidsemail.org allows me to have complete control over what is going on in Tater's email account. I can see every email that comes in and every email that goes out. He is still able to keep in touch with his friends, his grandma that lives in Texas, even his daddy and me! I really didn't think there was such a  thing as a safe kids email account!

I am actually able to see the emails before they go to his account. And I can set up whether or not he can receive emails with links or images. I love the settings, I feel like kidsemail.org has really made it safe for Tater to be able to learn about computers, the internet, email and technology. I really have wanted to be able to teach him this stuff for a long time, but I was always afraid of what else he would "learn" in the process. 

From the parent login screen, you can manage all the aspects of your child's account. Here is what you can do: 

Parent Login features:

  • Manage each Individual Child (I only have one old enough for this, but it will be handy when they are both old enough)
  • Manage Contacts
  • Safety Settings
  • Modify Look and Feel
  • Ground Child (love this feature)
  • Time Restrictions
  • Block Senders
  • Activity Logs (Love that I can see everything he has been doing!)
  • Mail Queue 

The kid's login is super cute and simple! I like that it is so easy to use for someone as young as my guy!


After you log in, it is super easy to use. Tater's favorite part is definitely the customizable backgrounds!!

Here are a few of the choices: 


He chose the iPod (of course!) and he thinks it is just the coolest thing ever! I am also curious to explore their teen section, although I definitely do not need that yet! I think it could be a good idea for my
sister, who has a twelve year old daughter, who is heading into that "sneaky tween" stage LOL! 
Tater is really enjoying having his own email. It makes him feel like a big kid and I like knowing that he is safe! He has really gotten the hang of it super fast, and has been sending me funny messages (Like "Hi Mom, Poop! I love you!) ALL THE TIME!

So far, we have been really impressed with Kidsemail.org. We are going to be using them for a six month trial, and I am excited to see how things turn out. I really think that I will see an improvement in Tater's typing, computer and spelling skills as we go along.

So keep watching the blog, and I will be keeping updates on how our progress with Tater's new email account is going! 

If you want to give Kidsemail.org a try, you can sign up for a free trial here! You don't need a credit card to sign up, so give it a try!

I would like to thank the folks at kidsemail.org for letting me try their services! Although this is a sponsored post, I would gladly sing their praises even if it weren't! All opinions in this post are 105% my own :)

Send Dad an E card from OJolie!


Even if you didn't get dad a present this father's day, it's not too late to send him a great e-card! He will think you were on the ball the whole time! 

Ojolie has some beautiful Father's Day ecards and you will love them! So will dad! 

If you are looking for thoughtful, artistic ecards for dad, you will not be disappointed!

So, what are you waiting for?? Hurry up and head on over to Ojolie, so dad won't think you forgot him! 


Saturday, June 16, 2012



Decisions, decisions.. 

It seems like every thing in my life these days is based on the fact that I need to make a decision. 

I am kind of tired of making decisions. I would like for everything to just kind of fall into place now.
As most of you know, I quit my job about a month ago, to go back to being a stay at home mom where I belong. 

Or at least, where I thought I belonged. 

My hubs got a second job, making much more than I was at my job. 

He stands by the sentiment that he would much rather work two jobs and have me here with the boys than have to do dinner, baths, bed, etc by himself like he has done for the past year. 

I am very grateful for that. 

However, I have the never ending guilt that I am doing nothing to help pay the bills, and am just dead weight.

I mean, the blog makes me a little bit of money and gets us some cool stuff, but not enough to pay the bills. 

So, when I heard about a *giant, worldwide, book and other stuff online retailer* opening a call center in a town about an hour away, I went online and filled out the application. 

They sent me an email. I took a online test and I passed. I have an interview on the 26th. 

The job pays $15/hour, plus benefits. 

But it is not that simple. 

Getting the job would mean having to get a new car. We are a one car family right now, and are paying on the car we have. I would have to get my own car to take this job. That will cut into the $$$ that I would be making. And additional car insurance. 

On top of that, the extra gas would be out of this world. A two hour commute each day? At least $100 a week in gas for me, on top of my hubby's hour commute each day. 

And, the real kicker. Someone to keep my kids. 

This would be so hard. After school care for Tater, a babysitter or daycare (oh, please, not daycare!) for Bean. We're talking at least $150 a week! 

At the end of all that would I really be making any money? I don't know. 

Why don't we just move closer to our jobs? Was the resounding question for me. 

Because our damn, old, falling apart house (with land) is almost paid off. I'm talking,  within a year.

I can't stop paying $300 a month for a house payment and go to paying $800-900 a month for an apartment. 

Not when we are this close. 

I don't want to live in this house forever, but I want to live on this land forever. 

I want my chickens, my garden, my little goats and such. 

I can't have that in an apartment. 

So, that is where I am.. What to do, what to do? 

Turn down this job? 

I don't want to, but I don't see it happening right now. 
Sigh.

Any advice from anyone on how to make the tough decisions? 

Because, plainly, I suck at it!

Review: NEW Suave Everlasting Sunshine Review and Giveaway!


I am such a fan of Suave products! They make great quality products at an affordable price, and that is something that everyone can enjoy! What I really love about Suave is that their Naturals line smells just as good, if not better, than the *much* more expensive "Bath and Body" brands! 

Recently, we got a chance to try a BRAND NEW product from Suave, their Everlasting Sunshine scent! We got to try the Body Wash and the Body Lotion. I was very impressed with both of them! 

The first thing that I noticed about this scent is how much it smells like B&BW Pearberry, which is one of my favorites! 

The body wash is really good, it left my skin really soft and smelling good, and the lotion just added to the silky softness! 

This is the perfect Summer scent, it is uplifting and yummy! I absolutely love it, and I think it might be my new favorite! (Replacing, of course, my old favorite of Suave Wild Cherry Blossom!) 

I just wanted to share this info with you, and let you know that if you are looking for an affordable, awesome Summer Scent, then you should definitely try Everlasting Sunshine! 

The folks at Suave are so sweet, they are giving away a set of the NEW Suave Everlasting Sunshine Body Wash and Body Lotion!! 

If you would like to win, just go here to Suave's website and tell me another scent you would like to try! 

For extra entries you can follow Flip Out Mama on Twitter and Facebook (links in the right sidebar!) and salso share this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter, or your own blog. Each of these extra entries will be worth one extra entry,  so leave them in a separate comment!

Contest will end on 6/25/2012 at approx 11pm EST, winner will be chosen via random.org. The sponsor will be responsible for fulfilling shipment. We received a sample product in order to conduct this review, but all opinions are 100% my own!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012



Losing weight is a dream for those who are overweight or obese.

This is something very horrible and difficult to live with excess weight as it makes their lives miserable and stops them to take active part in social activities. In some cases, this problem gets even worse and people are hunted by psychological problems. The real problem is that once you become overweight, it will be very difficult for you to get rid of it. There are countless  weight loss programs in market that claims to help you reduce your extra weight but only some of them actually work.

Now the time has come for you to completely get rid of overweight issue and you no longer need to hide yourself into your home to avoid getting punched by friends or colleges at work. Vic Magary, a former soldier and personnel trainer introduced a very successful fat loss product known as “31 Day Fat Loss Cure”. He has shared some very effective exercises that are helping people to reduce there extra fat within 31 days. Although it seems to be a difficult task but it can be achieved if you really love yourself. You just need to follow these useful suggestions and focus at your desired weight. The best way to lose weight is to do exercise or workouts which has no harmful effects. You can start from a few exercises daily and then keep the duration of exercise and number of exercises increased over time.

Walking
Initially you can start with walking for fifteen minutes; fast walk will be very effective to improve your digestion and metabolic rate as it will burn fats and you can increase the duration of walk from fifteen minutes to half an hour over the week. You can even use walking machine for this purpose instead of manual walking.


Swimming
Swimming is also good for weight loss; you will burn a lot of calories through swimming, such as a backstroke swim for a lap. You can also carry out a number of strength building exercises because at the same time it will help you lose your body weight such as single leg squats with the ball.

Cycling
Cycling is barely used for transportation purposes now in almost all parts of the world. Instead, people enjoy riding a bicycle as a sport activity, but if you do it on regular basis, you will find wonderful results in your weight loss program.

Taking Exercise
During your weight loss program, taking exercise is very much helpful and it is even more effective if you follow a balanced meal plan as well to lose weight.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Headline Shirts Review and Giveaway!



I don't have any girls to dress up in pigtails and dresses and cute sparkly shoes. 
 
It's a sad, sad world. 

So, I am stuck trying to dress these two stinky boys as cute as I can, with what I've  got... 

Luckily, I now have a new partner in the fight against ugly boy clothes, and it is Headline Shirts! 

They make super funny, witty tee shirts for men, women and kids. 

We recently got the chance to review Headline Shirts, and I had the hardest time choosing! 

I couldn't decide which one we should get! 

Just look at some of the hilarious and fun shirts I found: 



I loved all of these, especially the Muppet one!

I finally decided on this one, since Tater loves Darth Vader! 


How awesome is this? Darth Vader with a Pinata!

Here is what the kid's version looks like: 

(This is not Tater, his shirt is in the dirty clothes pile---AGAIN!) 

He was SO excited when he opened up this shirt! 

The first thing I noticed about it was how soft it is. Kind of stretchy too, like the kind of shirt I like to sleep in! 

The folks at Headline Shirts call them Vintage Blend,  and they are just really great shirts!

I was a little nervous about getting Tater a shirt that he liked so much in black, I was pretty sure that it would fade out really quickly. 

However, we are now on wash #12, I would guess, and this shirt is showing now signs of fading at all! 

He really loves it, and wants to wear it every day! He shows it off to everyone and brags about how cool it is! 

The only issue I have with the shirt is that it runs a little small. Usually I buy Tater a size 8 and it is a little big on him, but this time a size 8 was a little bit tight on him. 

He doesn't mind however, he says it makes him look "muscle-ish", and it is his favorite shirt!  So, if you are ordering, you might want to order a size bigger than usual. 

So, now for the fun for you guys! 


Headline Shirts is offering a great coupon! If you sign up for their newsletter here, you can get $5 off! 

And, they are giving one lucky Flip Out Mama reader a FREE tee shirt!!

Here's how to enter! 

Mandatory Entry: 

Go HERE to Headline Shirt's site, and tell me which shirt you would choose if you were the winner!

Extra Entries: 

Each one of these is worth one to the extra entry into the giveaway!

+1 Follow Headline Shirts on Facebook 

+1 Follow Headline Shirts on Twitter 

+1 Follow Flip Out Mama on Facebook 

+1 Follow Flip Out Mama on Twitter

+1 Share this giveaway with your Facebook Friends/ Twitter Followers! 

This giveaway will end on 6/15/2012 at approx 11pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. I received a sample product in order to conduct this review, but all opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation. 


Monday, June 11, 2012

So You Want To Own A Winery?!


As you guys know, I always have big plans, goals that I am *for sure* going to do, that don't always come to pass. Right now, I am working on our own little homestead, fixing things up and all that that entails. However, I have always wondered what it would it be like to own a winery. I have been to some beautiful weddings at wineries, and I have always wondered what it would be like to be the people behind the scenes. 


Well, for 18 years, Peter Svans was the guy behind the scenes! He owned a winery for 18 years, and he knows the ins and outs, all the details that everyone wants to know! And now, he has written a book about his experiences, both the good and the not so good, and he is sharing it all! 


Peter's book is called "Making Your Own Wine (What It's Really Like To Start, Run, and Profitably Sell a Winery)". I can not wait to start this book and find out all the juicy details of running a successful winery. I think it will be pretty awesome to find out all the things that I want to know, without actually *trying* to start a winery. It seems much more my style to just read about someone else's experience!

If you wanna check out this awesome book, you can find it on Amazon for only $12.99! Check it out today and get the inside scoop on owning a successful winery! 

 




Okay, usually I am here to tell you guys about the best products, brands or companies that I have seen lately. But, today, I am going to be telling you guys about something a little bit different. Today I am going to be telling you about a super talented young actress that I think is going to be making a big splash in Hollywood and I bet she will soon be a household name! 

Sadie Calvano is only fifteen years old, but this girl has some serious talent! (And, as most of you know, my beautiful niece is named Sadie, so I am a bit partial to people named Sadie!) This girl has been acting since she was seven years old! She has starred on the show NCIS as well as appearing in the bio-epic "J. Edgar", which was directed by Clint Eastwood! She is absolutely gorgeous, and extremely talented! 

You can check out her website to find out a little more about her, and watch this hilarious clip from her ABC Family Pilot that she did with one of my favorite actresses, Jennie Garth! I just know that this girl is going to have a great career! Make sure to follow her on Facebook  and Twitter and see what she is going to be up to next!


I am serious, this girl has some real potential! I can't believe how young she is! I would never guess! She seems super mature and poised, and I know she will continue to be really successful! If you guys are interested in seeing more of her, make sure to check out her NCIS episode, this Wednesday, June 13th, @ 11pm on USA! I know I will be watching!

Friday, June 8, 2012

What would I do with a full time MBA?

I wish that I had went to school for a full time MBA. My life would definitely be in a different place than it is right now. Not that I am not happy, because I am, but it would be so nice to not have money worries. To just be financially stable for a little while, would be nice!

I would love to go back to school someday, but at this point in my life, it really doesn't seem like that is going to be a possibility! Maybe someday. Who knows?

I just want my boys to be proud of me. I know that they don't care if I have a college degree, but I still want to make them proud. I just want them to be happy. And know that I tried my best. I know that they love me no matter what, but I don't want them to think of me as a failure.

If I had never left college in the first place, going back now would be so much easier. I know it's cliche' but, really, after you quit you never go back. 

So, if you are thinking of quitting college, do not do it! It is not worth it! Just stick it out and you will be happy !

this post was brought to you by University of Denver, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review plus GIVEAWAY! Shindigz Party Supplies!



As most of you know, we recently celebrated our boys' birthdays. I was really excited about the party, I had it planned out to the T. We were having a giant zombie bash, and definitely going all out! 

The folks at Shindigz were kind enough to give us a $50 gift certificate to their awesome party supplies site so that we could pick up all the zombie goodies that we needed! We had a great time going through the site and picking out all the perfect scary stuff for the guys! 

Here are the awesome "Let's Paint The Town Dead" tablecovers that we chose! Aren't they creepy!??!?!?

And our zombie napkins! Don't you love the blood? 

Now check out our Zombie plates: 

And, my personal favorite thing that we picked up from Shindigz: 


I really love these! These are the vampire cupcake wrappers! I think they are so cool! Our plan was to make the cupcakes with crumbled Oreos on top and have the zombie hand cupcake picks sticking out of them, like a zombie coming up out of the ground.. that was the plan... anyhow... 

But, as things often do around here, our plans went awry! Due to weather and other random crap circumstances, we had to move the boys' party up. And, imagine their disappointment when I had to tell them that their party supplies hadn't arrived yet!! They were sooo sad! 

So, unfortunately, I don't have any pics from the boys' zombie party to show you, but here's our plan! We are saving up all of our zombie supplies for the Season 3 premiere of TheWalking Dead, our family's favorite show!!!! We are going to go all out for that and have a zombie party for all of our family and friends! So, be on the lookout for the pics to go with that post, they will be unforgettable!!! 

If you are planning a party of your own, Shindigz is definitely the place to go! They have all sorts of decor and party supplies for any occasion! I am actually thinking of ordering some more stuff from them to have an awesome 4th of July party!

Shindigz really is one of the best online party stores that I have seen. Their products are affordable, and really great quality! I can't believe all the stuff I got for less than $50!!

I can't wait to show you guys the pics from our Zombie Party, but until then, I have a little something to hold you over.... 

Shindigz is so awesome, they are giving one of our lucky readers a $50 gift certificate to their site!!!! If you are looking for party supplies, you will definitely want to enter this one! That $50 gift certificate will get you everything you need!!! 


So, here is how to enter!! 

Mandatory Entry: 
Leave a comment below telling me what event/occasion you would purchase party supplies for! Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! 

Extra Entries: 

(Each of these entries are worth one extra entry. For each one you complete, leave a different comment for each one so I can count them separately.

+1 entry: Follow Flip Out Mama on Twitter (link on right sidebar)

+1 Follow Flip Out Mama on Facebook (link on right sidebar)

+1 Share this giveaway on your Facebook or Twitter account

I will draw for this giveaway on 6/14/2012 at approx 11pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize! 


I received a sample product in order to conduct this review, but all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own! 





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