Monday, February 28, 2011

Tag Back Tuesday

Welcome To "Tag Back Tuesday" .. If it's your first time... or you come every week... 


THANK YOU!!!


We have found so many hidden gems with these blog hops.. !


 How it Works

  First rule is..... There are NO rules... Except.. Have fun.. Follow if you want and please NO giveaways or adds .. 

***But a few simple suggestions***



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But ALL optional


  • Add your blog to the list. (NOT your giveaways or adds please!)
  • Grab our button and add to your blog...

  • Follow the first 3 entries which includes your Host Blogs and our Co-Host of the week.
  


Our Highlighted co-host of the week (will be chosen randomly from the past weeks' Linky and MUST have our hop button or blog badge visible on your blog... Pretty sad, but today I had to randomly select 18 /EIGHTEEN/ Linkers, and most not only did NOT have a mandatory badge, but weren't even FOLLOWING us.. bwahahahaahaha)

NOW, follow as many other blogs as you would like. ***Please leave a message so we know you followed.***
PLEASE these are NOT mandatory, but it is polite etiquette to at least follow the first THREE.!!!! I have seen many co-hosts end up with maybe 3 new followers and we have had 60+ link up, and that's just POOR blogsmanship if you ask me!!!
  • After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know Just how awesome they are and that you are now a follower so that they can follow your Awesome Blog back... 
 **There is NO obligation to follow any or follow back.. Only follow those you truly enjoy....


    and our Co-Host of the week is...... #17





     
     






    So, head on over and show some love...... (I was just there, and I laughed like crazy, and STILL can't stop giggling..Promise it's good stuff it's NOT just the wine..)


    Sooo, click, like, follow and tell your friends...






    To Be eligible for the Co-Host of the week, our badge must be visible on your page....


    and a Shout Out to our Past Co-Hosts.. of the week........
    1.  Our Crazy Little Life
    2. Live Well Spend Less
    3. The Baby Bottom Line
    4. Mama to 4 blessings 
    5. Bassgiraffe 
    6. Paisley Passion 
    7. Adventures of a Military Family of 8 
    8. A Contest Queen's World 
    9. The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man 
    10. Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas 
    11. Reflection of Something 
    12. Nine Ninety One 
    13. Veggie Converter 
    14. The Mom Adventures 
    15. My Life as Mom and Wife 
    16. Reasons to Skip The Houswork 
    17. Real Adventures from A Mom Of 3
    18. 5 Seconds From Crazy


    Click em' and Link em' 

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    Menu ReVamp Monday



    I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

    So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


    • Tuesday.....................
    • http://media2.px.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/uA95YFSCfzyU9d8QH2RAuQ/l   
    • Asian Burger  (DBL the meat for later)
    • Thursday................. 
    •  
       


      • Friday.......................


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        Rice A Roni
        W/ LO Turkey and a Potato Salad
        • Saturday..................Free Day
        • Sunday..................... Left Overs


        This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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        Sunday, February 27, 2011

        Independence Day



         


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        S.O.S. Sunday OH! SNAP!

        Angry





        For more info on S.O.S. please check out the S.O.S. page  HERE, where you can see the upcoming categories....... 

        leave your link to your SOS post, and visit other participants...

        As always... Comments are appreciated, and will encourage those you visited, to visit back..

        I will List the themes at least 1 week in advance, if not more..

        SOOOOO Get Snapping...

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        Saturday, February 26, 2011

        Being Human

         I'm absolutely hooked on some of those BBC America shows, kind of like a guilty pleasure.. lol One of my Favs is Being Human.  A show about a Werewolf, Vampire, and a Ghost living together and TRYING to live a NORMAL life.. Totally hooked. Season 1 and Season 2 ROCKED!!!
        http://www.entertainmentwallpaper.com/images/desktops/movie/tv_being_human01.jpg
        Well, Syfy sun off an AMERICAN version of Being Human, and at first I was a little peeved.. The whole.. "If it ain't BROKE, don't fix it" mentality, but decided to give it a go none the less.  I HAD to, the fear that they'd cancel out my BBC version, and I'd be stuck high and dry going through my withdrawals cold turkey.  Skeptical as all get up, I started watching it, and as much as I did NOT want to compare the two, I have been doing nothing BUT. 

        http://veryaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/being-human-syfy-poster-550x715-470x611.jpg



        MANY, MANY similarities, and I was very content with the American version... THEN, what popped up on my DVR?? The NEW season of the original... and I'm BACK to being totally TORN...  Now with TWO a week, I find myself with a little bit of an overload, but I can NOT stop... Bwahahahaha

        Anyone else watch the shows?? Just wondering if I'm the ONLY weirdo in the blogesphere?















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        Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        Some Progress??

        If you have been following my posts, or us on Facebook, you know we've been having some issues with our swim lessons... (If NOT, you can read more about it HERE. )

         With THAT said, I figured an update was in order.  Today was "Technically" their LAST class, at least for THIS semester.  I was battling with the idea of signing them up again or NOT.  For several reasons.
        1. The cancellations, which I don't expect to get much better because the weather here in New England is not expected to get warm any time soon.
        2. Star not wanting to get in the water.
        I decided to try and work with them MYSELF in the pool and I was SURE Star would go in with me, and I can help her get OVER her fear.  I went, I took them, I FAILED.  This child still REFUSED to go in, even with me.  Now I was concerned, I was at a loss, I felt defeated, I was TORN.

        I knew it'd be a great opportunity to keep Luna in a swim class, she loves it and is doing marvelously, but to keep Star in was becoming a huge waste of money FAST.  WELL, I figured I'd see it through at least till last week's class before I make my FINAL decision.

        Last weeks class, started off pretty much as expected...

        Luna LOVING the water, going in on cue, and Star screaming and clinging to the wall like it was her life support.   This time around I could NOT leave, she had me TRAPPED, so I made the most of it. I tried EVERYTHING under the sun to try and convince that child to go in the water, bribery, coaxing, and even threatened her.. (don't judge bwahahahaha).

        I reach out to the instructor, because quite frankly, I'm spent... I explained to her that she LOVES the water, beaches, lakes, streams, pools... She's NEVER had any issues with water before, and why NOT going in (even with me) SHOCKED me.  Then, their BRILLIANT instructor suggested heading over to the STAIRS.  We started trying to coax her in slowly step by step, and she was GOING with it.

        Then a MIRACLE occured 2 minute before the class ended, and the instructor was saying her good byes.  Star asked to be carried IN.  I was SHOCKED.. Not only did she go IN, but she asked to do it again and again.  I was so excited, I cried.  I ran upstairs and signed them up for next semester...

        Today?  She went in with NO coaxing and didn't even want to LEAVE.  I KNOW I did the right thing with signing them up again.  I am soooooo extremely proud of my gremlins.


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        Tuesday, February 22, 2011

        Wordless Wednesday w/Linky





        If you Like sharing photos, and enjoying other blogs that share too, feel free to check out..

        Mommying On The Fly


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        Coconut Cabo Waborita

        NOT usually a big post my recipes on THIS blog kinda blogger, that's what Mi Cocina is for, BUUUUUUTTTTTTT....
         I couldn't resist (Being a Margarita lover) sharing my FAVORITE rita recipe TODAY!!!! It's National Margarita Day....



        Coconut Cabo Waborita


        http://www.joets.net/images/Logos-Labels-Spirits/cabowaboblanco.jpg

        Ingredients:


        • 1 1/2 oz white/blanco tequila (I prefer Cabo Wabo)
        • 1/2 oz orange flavored liqueur 
        • 1 teaspoon cream of coconut
        • 2 oz pineapple juice
        • 2 oz sweet and sour
        • 1 teaspoon shaved coconut for rim 
        • 1 cup ice



        Direction:

        • Place ice in a blender and blend for 10 seconds. 
        • To add thickness, add more ice and blend.
        • Dip wet rim of a margarita glass in the coconut shavings.
        • Pour into glass. 
        • Makes 1 margarita.




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        Bummas Cloth Wipes / Review and Giveaway

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        About the company: 

        Bummas is the home to the Eco-Friendly Cloth Baby Wipe.  

        On a mission to virtually eliminate irritating diaper rash without the use of powders, talcs, and ointments. 
        Bummas are small soft, luxurious baby-sized cloths made especially for drying baby bottoms, as well as blocking those surprise squirts. The creation of Bummas came about when this momma had her first baby boy. Overwhelmed with all kinds of advice:
             
        "Use the wet commercial wipes, don’t use the wet commercial wipes, use gauze; use whatever is handy to block the pee; use another diaper to block the pee; don’t use that, use this; use powder to dry them off, don’t use powder-it contains talc and studies have linked talc to cancer.”
        (Sound familiar?? lol)

             and perplexed over the one thing that was never mentioned .. How to dry our little guy’s “stuff” off after the clean up. Because, a baby’s bum was just way too wet to put a diaper back on--and blowing down there until you’re blue in the face just wasn’t working. Thus Bummas were born. A soft absorbent, luxurious baby cloth to soak up all the wetness.
        And with a little douse of water, they can also replace wet wipes for clean up of sensitive bums.   They are small enough to conveniently carry on the go and durable enough to wash over and over again and won’t pill shrink or fade.      We think you will find Bummas to be an indispensable item in your diaper changing regimen.  







        Recommended Regimen:

        Grab a Bummas cloth wipe before opening the diaper. Sneak “attacks” are frequent and will happen the second you open the diaper!  Place the Bummas wipe over the privates while tending to the other parts. 
        One Bummas wipe will soak up an entire mess. Clean up baby with a regular wipe or wet a Bummas wipe and clean up sensitive skin. Use another Bumma to thoroughly dry baby off.  Re-diaper.  If the cover Bumma gets soaked rinse it off and throw it in the wash. The payoff- a dry bum, no diaper rash, and no surprise squirts.  Save money on diapers, and save by not having to buy powder, and ointment. 



        Here are some professional advice on preventing Diaper Rash.





        Pros: 
        As a mom I can attest to the NEED for quick convenient clean up solutions, now, add Eco-Friendly to the mix, and I'm sold.  They are small enough to be portable without being bulky, and absorbent enough to do an efficient job.  I wish I had had these when the gremlins were younger, but thanks to Bummas I hope to NEVER buy wet wipes again.  What I did was make my own solution for if I need a moist wipe.. 
        • Combining: 
        • 2 T. baby oil
          2 T. baby bath or shampoo
          2 cups boiled water, then cooled 
        I just placed the ingredients in a  squirt bottle and keep in my back pack along with the Bummas Cloth Wipes, with TWO toddlers, some messes just REQUIRE a little help..  I can honestly tell you as a mom of twins buying double the wipes, double the ointments, double the diapers, that if you can implement a cloth system (saving you on diapers and / or wipes and inevitably help prevent diaper rash which saves on ointments and talc) you would not only be ding a service to your child and the environment, but also to your wallet. 


         
        Cons:


        I received these a while ago, but wanted to take my time on this review, because honestly I like to be thorough.  I have been using them for a few weeks, and have wet, washed, bleached, and put them through HELL.  The ONLY thing I found was a small fray on the corner of ONE. Personally, I wouldn't even count that as a flaw considering what I've put those little suckers through.  They honestly withstood the Twinsane Mommas test. 


        I'm working on getting my hands on ANOTHER set.
        Of wipes, NOT twins.....



        BIG thumbs UP!! for Bummas ...




        Buy it!


        Just head over to the Bummas website to purchase yours .  They have a list by state of stores that carry them, and where you can buy on-line.


        Bummas is so AWESOME they've decided to offer a set for one Mommying On The Fly lucky reader!

        ****Ends 03/03/11****




        Mandatory Entry:

        Head over to Bummas and comment why YOU would benefit from a set of Bummas Wipes... and.....BECOME A FOLLOWER of this Blog.. via GFC..!! How easy is that???

        Extra Entries:



        1.) Become a follower of Mommying On The Fly on Facebook.
        2.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. (Include url in comment)
        3.) Add my button to your sidebar. (Include url in comment)
        4.) Follow Bummas' on Facebook (honestly Great way to keep up w/the sales too) and let them know WE sent ya... Please link back to US (include @ Mommying on the Fly to your comment)....on the page.. (So I can verify)
        5.) Follow Mommying On The Fly on Twitter ( @Mommyinondfly )
        7.) Tweet about this giveaway.  ( #Win Cloth Wipes from @Bummas @Mommyinondfly (Ends 03/03 ) http://tinyurl.com/6clfj9z)   *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with link*
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        Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on March 03, 2011 @  Midnight EST.




        Thanks everyone and good luck!
        US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on MARCH 14, 2010.

        Disclosure: I received a set of Bummas Cloth Wipes from Bummas.com to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.




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        Monday, February 21, 2011

        Tag Back Tuesday

        Welcome To "Tag Back Tuesday" .. If it's your first time... or you come every week... 


        THANK YOU!!!


        We have found so many hidden gems with these blog hops.. !


         How it Works

          First rule is..... There are NO rules... Except.. Have fun.. Follow if you want and please NO giveaways or adds .. 

        ***But a few simple suggestions***



        Mommying On The Fly



        But ALL optional


        • Add your blog to the list. (NOT your giveaways or adds please!)
        • Grab our button and add to your blog...

        • Follow the first 3 entries which includes your Host Blogs and our Co-Host of the week.
          


        Our Highlighted co-host of the week (will be chosen randomly from the past weeks' Linky and MUST have our hop button or blog badge visible on your blog... Pretty sad, but today I had to randomly select 18 /EIGHTEEN/ Linkers, and most not only did NOT have a mandatory badge, but weren't even FOLLOWING us.. bwahahahaahaha)

        NOW, follow as many other blogs as you would like. ***Please leave a message so we know you followed.***
        PLEASE these are NOT mandatory, but it is polite etiquette to at least follow the first THREE.!!!! I have seen many co-hosts end up with maybe 3 new followers and we have had 60+ link up, and that's just POOR blogsmanship if you ask me!!!
        • After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know Just how awesome they are and that you are now a follower so that they can follow your Awesome Blog back... 
         **There is NO obligation to follow any or follow back.. Only follow those you truly enjoy....


          and our Co-Host of the week is...... #26





           
          Real adventures from a mom of 3. 






          So, head on over and show some love......


          Sooo, click, like, follow and tell your friends...






          To Be eligible for the Co-Host of the week, our badge must be visible on your page....


          and a Shout Out to our Past Co-Hosts.. of the week........
          1.  Our Crazy Little Life
          2. Live Well Spend Less
          3. The Baby Bottom Line
          4. Mama to 4 blessings 
          5. Bassgiraffe 
          6. Paisley Passion 
          7. Adventures of a Military Family of 8 
          8. A Contest Queen's World 
          9. The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man 
          10. Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas 
          11. Reflection of Something 
          12. Nine Ninety One 
          13. Veggie Converter 
          14. The Mom Adventures 
          15. My Life as Mom and Wife 
          16. Reasons to Skip The Houswork 
          17. Real Adventures from A Mom Of 3


          Click em' and Link em' 

          If you follow via Twitter or Facebook... Be sure to note it on the comment so we may show you more bloghop♥




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          Menu ReVamp Monday



          I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

          So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


          • Tuesday.....................
          • Beef Gyros (using LO Beef)
          • Thursday................. 
          •  
             

          • Friday....................... 









           (W/ LO Chicken)
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
          • Saturday..................Free Day
          • Sunday..................... Left Overs


          This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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