Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: March 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pambra's Review

Mommy Moments with Abby's review of Pambra:  I hate messing with wardrobe malfunctions and as a mom/daycare provider, honestly just don't have the time to deal with them so if it malfunctions, well it just stays that way unless obscene.  Living in AZ this means that every crease in my body ends up showing via a sweat line on my shirt, it looks like one of the kids drew on me with water.  Call me the walking fridge art of sweat.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bath and Body Works Giveaway!

Two Lucky Winners will receive $50 Bath and Body Works Gift Cards!

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Not every day batman gets pulled over!

NANA-NANA-NANA-NANA-BATMAN! This is awesome!  So, the batmobile was pulled over in Maryland with batman inside!  My husband send me this, being from Maryland and in an area him and I actually have been to, it hit close to his batty heart.  Batman endures the collection of officers, some snickering, and polite-fully playful jokes as he waits for the verdict of his registration being ran.  He was pulled over for no tags(bat-signal logo placed instead).  I didn't realize that Batman owned a building cleaning business on the side of running Wayne Enterprises.  I love how polite and understanding batman is and that the cops let him go do his good deeds!  There really isn't more to say but check out this video!

Let's Celebrate a new Bloggers Milestone!

My newest bloggy friend has hit a milestone of 1,000 Facebook Fans!  We all remember the joy of hitting that number when we get started and what a better reason to celebrate than that!  So, those of you still looking to hit your first 1,000 FB Fans and those who have passed that milestone, let's all join in and help one of our own bloggers give back to the fans with a giveaway!

PhotoTrax Review and Giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Mom Blog Society Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I have been lucky enough to be selected to review a great product to help my home decor.  PhotoTrax is a photograph hanger for any room.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teas Tea Review

I love tea, if you didn't notice and always jump at the chance to give my readers a new tea to try.  I have to this point only tested hot teas, but received the other day my first testing of a cold tea.  I wasn't sure how it would go since I have less control over how the tea turns out.  Hot tea gives you instructions on how to brew for the best taste, but you can add sugar or honey or whatever you choose to get the full taste you personally desire.  Cold tea, comes pre-made by someone else so you are taking their taste.  So, I had my husband help.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SRP Day at the AZ Capital~Guess which one is my Hubby!

OK, here is some fun, which one is my Hubby?  Can you guess?

Hieroglyphic Trail Hike Gold Canyon, AZ

We love hiking and I think it is a great family outing no matter your childs age.  Infants can be strapped to a back or front, toddlers can work those little legs, kids can explore and learn the environment, teenagers can get some cardio and Vitamin D in a healthy way, and us adults get a good workout and tired kids that usually make for calm kids once home.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nothing Grows in the Desert, until now!

EnG Product Shot.pngI hate living in a place where it is so difficult to get things other than catcus to grow.  It's so bad we even put fake grass in our back yard.  I love the fake grass, no watering, no grass stains, no mowing, but it's just not the same as that running through the grass feeling you got when you were a kid with bare feet!  We have a large area in the front we have been trying to grow grass in now for going on 2 years!  When we moved in it was just dirt with the brown remains of what was once grass being watered by the sprinkler system.  Due to the system being installed we decided to try to get grass growing out their as what seemed to have been intended.  I'm not sure the issue with grass not growing was a lack of water from the house not being lived in, I now think it has something to do with the soil.

Guest Review and Giveaway of La Bella Stella

We have been lucky to have another guest review and giveaway shared with us!  This time it is from my friend at Kat's Cafe.  As many of you remember I reviewed La Bella Stella a while ago and loved it, but because it's important to make sure that I offer you a other opinions to help you make your purchasing choices.  That is why today we have the results of Kat's Cafe Review on La Bella Stella! Plus if you missed it the first time you have another shot to win the CD!

Dish Washer Detergant EcoStore Review

How many of you have kids and you get warned about every cleaning product there is that will touch, be licked by, or even near your little baby or child?  Have you stopped to think why no one says anything about the most important cleaning product that will be in constant contact with your child? The dish cleanser.  I run a daycare and regularly have an infant on my arm which means a lot of bottle/Sippy cleaning throughout the day.  The ingredients in my dish soap aren’t one I thought of until recently and since I was looking for a greener/healthier product for this purpose I thought of the ecoSTORE USA.  Lucky for me they sent me a product to test for this exact issue!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Guest Review and Giveaway for Ecco Bella Make-up!

Ecco Bella: Organic and Natural Skincare, Intelligent Beauty

Ecco Bella was started to provide cruelty-free organic cosmetics and natural skin care products. The effort grew to include products derived from organics and vitamins. We are so glad you have joined us in this mission. Indulge yourself in organic cosmetics and natural skin care products that offer a pure and beautiful experience, while helping to conserve our planet and protect its animals.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Guest Review and Giveaway for Picture Collage Maker Pro

We have been very lucky to get the chance to have another of our blogging friends allow us to hear their opinions of a product, plus get a chance to win it!  This time the Guest Review and the Giveaway come from Coupon Savings In The South.  Check out what she has to say about Picture Collage Maker Pro and then enter to win!

Guest Review and Giveaway for Jumpin Jammerz!

Jumpin Jammerz - Is a footed thing!

Jumpin is the leading global company in footed sleepwear. Jumpin Jammerz are manufactured with the highest quality fabrics, all of which meet North American flammability standards.
They are the coziest, warmest jammies you will ever put on! They have logo brands from KISS to Warner Brothers and Barbie, as well as fun generic styles for men, women and children. Jumpin Jammerz are available in a variety of colors and styles to suit everyone’s taste Jumpin Jammerz was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Steve Pandi, an unorthodox risk-taker who began his professional life as a musician, who now has evolved into a highly successful global businessman. Pandi originally set out to create a unique and hard to find product- footed sleepwear in adult sizes. By catering to the needs of their ever-growing client base, they now provide fun footed-pjs to hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide; and it doesn't stop there! The Jammerz have been worn by an ever growing list of celebrity clients, including Ryan Gosling and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekend Flash Giveaway

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Bo Knows Bikes!

Just when you thought there wasn't anything more that Bo could know you find out you were wrong.  Joking aside, this is a great idea and for your bikers and excuse to gear up and ride with Bo!

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Guest Review and Giveaway on Orange Sherbets' Music CD

Orange Sherbet: Serving up Sweet Music for Families

We have been lucky enough to have another amazing review and giveaway shared with us!  We proudly thank  Mom Does Reviews for her opinions on Orange Sherbet's latest CD.  If your kids love music check out this review and then enter to win some great tunes for yourself!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hellobabydirects' Bashful Bunny Review

I received in the mail the cutest little Jelly Kitten Bashful Bunny Medium Size from Hellobaby to review.  I had every intention of putting it to the daycare test until my daughter got so excited over what came out of the box.  She took one look at this furry little guy and the first thing she said was, “MINE”.  The next was rabbit.   From this point on this little guy has been solely hers and her best friend, she even takes him to bed with her.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blogger Sign up for iPod touch and tune's Giveaway Event

iPod touch & itunes $25 Gift Card

Math Blaster Review and Giveaway!

Math Blaster- the best way to practice math!


Math Blaster
  Math Blaster, created by Knowledge Adventure, is a browser-based virtual world full of adventure, aliens, mutts, and math! There are many places to explore once you launch the math game, most of which function similarly to arcade games. Blasters can build their math skills by visiting the Academy and the Job Board, and there are other fun games in the Space Port, as well. In our newest area, the Monster Mutt Rescue Dome, Blasters can adopt and raise their very own alien pet!  

My husband has been bewitched

The other day my husband took out the trash, no this isn't the reason he is bewitched, and he knows that I love the flowers blooming in the Arizona spring so he took off some from the boganvia plant and brought them in to give to me.  I found it to be very sweet and loved it, there are others in the house who didn't think the same.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hockeria rubra and host Harrisina brillians, a wasp and her host

For all you birders and nature freaks like me I found an awesome blog showing what can be seen here in Arizona! Check it out!
Hockeria rubra and host Harrisina brillians, a wasp and her host

MOH Review and Giveaway

How often have you gone to class, work, or to a friend’s house and wished it was easier to take information from one computer to another?  I have a lot, so I did like everyone else and got those little USB flash drives.  Here is my issue; I kept losing it in the bottom of diaper bags, purses, lord know where, and unfortunately the washer via pant pocket.  I decided that it is time to find a solution. 

Guest Post by Lemuel Craft: Video baby monitor

Thanks to Lemuel Craft

We recently had our second child, and you have never met a better mother than my wife. She is the most kind, loving, patient woman I have ever known. I wanted to get her a gift for Mother’s Day that she would really enjoy. I know that she wanted a video baby monitor with our first child. However, they are very expensive, so we went with a much cheaper sound monitor only. With another baby here, I decided it was worth the extra money to make my wife happy and to be able to see our children sleeping in the other rooms of the house. The monitor I bought toggles between rooms every eight seconds, so we are able to see both of our children. My wife loved the gift. I bought the monitor online using broaband satellite internet because we live in a rural area. There are very few stores located within driving distance that have this type of product. I know my wife sleeps better at night knowing we can see our children in their rooms anytime we want. Our two-year-old son has gotten into the habit of getting out of his bed at night, so the monitor has worked out really well.

Guest Post: Kathleen's Blog Spot's Dale and Thomas Popcorn Review and Giveaway

Who loves popcorn?  I know I do and lucky for me and you our blog friend Kathleen just did a popcorn review.  She has been kind enough to share her opinions of the product plus the added bonus of winning some popcorn of your own!  

I love new clothes!

Check out my new shirt!!!!!I am totally stoked!  I love getting packages in the mail.  Especially when it is something special for me!  I got what I ordered from Novica and couldn’t wait to open it up. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Potty Cover Review and Giveaway

I'm sure that I'm not the only mom who experiences issues in Potty Training.  Lucky for me, I review products and one came down the pipeline that seemed to be a fix for one of my issues/concerns.  I was asked to review the Potty Cover and accepted.  Here is why: I have no idea what to do with my little potty trainer when we are out in public.  The public bathrooms aren't exactly set up for a little trainer and aren't always the cleanest.  In accepting to review the product I was hoping it would be the answer to my issue.

Birds on the Brain

During our most recent outing to the Riparian area we were lucky enough to see a log of different animals.  We noted a cotton tail who scampered across our path and of course many amazing birds!  My daughter had a quick eye for any duck, swan, or goose who came into her line of site, while the hubby was on a quest for more elusive feathered friends.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Rad Riparian!

I am always looking for free things to do to get my kids out of the house.  In Arizona, this happens to be the best time of year to get out with the kids.  The wildflowers are in bloom down here bringing out the most amazing colors and wildlife.  We happen to be lucky enough to have a riparian area not too far from the house.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Luck of the Clover

To celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day we made a fun little bit of luck to help bring fun and joy to the rest of the day.   So, grab an egg carton, scissors, and green paint and make yourself some luck!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fit Life and Good Tunes Giveaway!

Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to

Outplay your Kids: Book Review & Giveaway with a $15

iTunes GC Giveaway!

by Dustin Maher, America's Trainer to Moms

Marie's Review of a book by Kim Garst

We have been lucky enough to have a guest review for a great business tool/book.  Marie has been kind enough to share her review and giveaway with us!  Check out what she has to say about The Quick & Easy Guide to Branding your Business & Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest by Kim Garst.

My Little Geologist

We love to be outside in this family.  Discovering, exploring, and just taking in nature is a huge part of our life whenever possible.  A few weekends ago we took a drive out to the Lost Dutchman Gold Trail for a long over-due hike.  We had thought about taking the metal detector for a bit of extra fun, but with a 1 year old, a 2 year old, and 3 dogs, it was a bit much to carry.  Now, this is the perfect time of year to hike in AZ since now is when the wild flowers bloom, the weather is brisk and not overly hot, and the snakes haven't fully come out of hibernation yet (but you still have to keep an eye out because they are starting to wake from their slumber).  So, we headed out on the trail.

Uprinting Giveaway

Win a great mom, blogger, or business tool! Cards are great, magnet one's are better!  They can be put on the fridge for a constant networking reminder to your customers, friends, or customers!  Great giveaway brought to you by

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways: Moby Wrap Review by Kelly Lockwood

I love my moby wrap and use it not just with my son, who practically lived their for the first months of life, but with the daycare babies!  Don't take my word on it, check out this great review on the Moby Wrap!
Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways: Moby Wrap Review by Kelly Lockwood: When Kathleen of Kathleen's Blog Spot asked me to review a baby product to keep with the theme of the Ultimate Baby Giveaway , I thought su...

Grandwich Giveaway

I love this book so much because it has really helped me be more creative in how I feed my picky eater.  If you have a picky eater and want to try this book out you can enter to win it here!

Renaissance Faire Review

We went to the Renaissance Faire on Saturday for the first time. It was set up in an adorable fashion with the buildings taking you back to a different time. It was supposed to be the History weekend, but I'll be honest I'm not sure what set it apart from the other weekends. They did have a section that showed how things were made in the old days which I found very cool and appreciated, plus they had royalty which included a very loud queen whom one vender claimed would offer her jests at those trying the various games.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The mini book of grandwiches review

 As you know, I’m battling a picky eater on my hands.  I have been trying new recipes’ which when they work I post them for you to try and am now turning to books.  Lucky for me this book was offered in exchange for a review.  Here is my most recent attempt at getting a picky eater to eat and a review of the The mini book of grandwiches Book.

Thirty-One Gifts Guest Post Review

We are lucky enough to have a guest review from our bloggy friend Kathleen Higley!  She is the modavating factor behind the Mom and Baby event we having going on right now! 
Check it out and her guest post review of Thirty - One Gifts!

Post-Op Follow up

I went for my follow up and found I had popped a suture meaning more weeks of discomfort for me.  I am healing well however and still can't sleep on the shoulder.  I do wonder at times why the body does what it does in pregnancy.  Why did mine start to consolidate fat in one location.  Why did it continue to grow after the pregnancies ended?  Why did it attach to the muscle? Why are so many pregnancies so different?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Luna B. Tee Review and Giveaway!


Giveaway! Personalized t-shirt "Define Me to a Tee".


Custom printed t-shirt with a name and definitions.

VOTE for ecoSTORE USA!!!!!

ecoSTORE USA has entered in to the Walmart "GET ON THE SHELF" contest.  With your support from voting for our video we want you to help us bring non-toxic, healthy products to the shelves of Walmart stores. Mommy Moments has done a few reviews and giveaways with ecoSTORE USA and you (readers) have really seemed to like their products!  Lets help them out!  

Nohi Kids Review and Giveaway

When I first saw Nohi Kids clothes I fell in love! Cheyenne loves any opportunity to be a little diva! I love this dress! The dress is has the perfect amount of "stretch." 

Post-Op Day 3: Angel's Landing

Why do they insist on labeling things with amazing names that inflict so much pain?  My shoulder was sore and I still couldn't lay on it, but I could change the bandage and clean it making showing much easier.  After loading up, we pulled up front to check out and I advised the man behind the desk of our intentions to hike Angel's Landing.  He let me know he had been hearing about snow and ice on the trail and recommended clamp-ons.  I let my husband know and he didn't feel he needed any, but I wanted to be safe having just had the surgery I didn't want to slip and fall on some ice.  We found some cheap at the local grocery store and set off to park.

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