Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: October 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Holidays are coming! Time to Consign and shop Consignment for those growing kids!

I found an awesome new Online consignment shop that I'm trying out.  They offer both shipping and local pick up options that you can sort by if you are looking to avoid paying shipping costs.  I love it because you can make a little money and stock up on clothing gifts for those kids that never seem to stop growing!  They are also having an awesome giveaway! So, here at Mommy Moments with Abby, we are thrilled to share with our followers an exciting GiveAway from Sweet Sprouts- Online Family Consignment( ) that gives back to the community!  For ways to enter visit Sweet Sprouts GiveAway page at As a Thank You to our Blog readers, Sweet Sprouts is offering a unique code (BLRW00A2A2BFBF7B216818FE6609CD16E2A6) for an additional entry for prizes.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Celebrate Your Holiday Wish Giveaway Sign-Up


I bet you are looking for a few giveaways for your blog this season!  Halloween is almost here and it is time to plan for our fans!  Check out this awesome event and sign up! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Batter Babies Review

Do you have a party coming up?  Chances are the question you are now trying to figure out is what kind of cake to make.  This decision is worse if you have multiple events at once, like birthdays back to back!  I have this situation at the end of December and it makes cooking something to celebrate into a task!  In nine days we have 5 birthdays and Christmas!  Yeah, pick a flavor with that mess!

Time to Buy Candy, Again! It can no longer be resisted the Holidays are here!

I hate buying a mass amount of candy that will sit there, just staring at me. It talks to me, telling me sweet things about how good we are together.  It wouldn't be so bad, but getting all that candy not only costs me a slight amount of sanity during the holiday season, but it costs my wallet a lot as well!  It doesn't just happen during Halloween either.  Halloween is just the start which is why we notice it so much!  After Halloween comes the candy dish out for Thanksgiving treats and stop in guests, we don't notice it, but we refill it frequently!  Then comes the Christmas parties!  The kids have parties, work has parties, and friends/family have parties that we usually end up setting or giving candy too!  Forget it if someone has a birthday!  Yeah, Halloween is just the start my friends, the candy is calling and my wallet is starting to weep!  So, this year I am at least cutting down the costs.  I got this idea from someone asking me if I knew of any Pinata mixes they could get instead of having to buy ten different bags to mix up.  Curious if my suspicions were right I check out sites that deal with Birthday Bargains by searching Birthday in a Box.  I found that by buying a few of one of these sites mixes I could avoid having to get ten bags for variety and just get a few bags of mixed choices!  This way no matter the holiday I can grab a mixed bag from my stash and fill that dish or the party favors or fill a cool paper-mache pinata you made special for the occasion.  I was also excited that a lot of these sites has free shipping if you order a certain dollar amount.  This means if I'm going to be spending $50 bucks on candy anyway for this holiday season, I can get more for my buck!  Bonus!  So, where are you getting your candy this year?  I ordered mine off line! 

Common Supercuts #franchising Misconceptions

Common Supercuts Franchising Misconceptions

The economy is tough right now and many of you will find yourselves looking for ways to re-tool or re-purpose yourselves.  I have known a lot of professional people who have recently found themselves un-employed due to the economy.  These people usually worked in area's that are currently facing cut backs or struggles in their perspective markets.  So, they are finding they need to re-tool or seek employment in other fields.

Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale Review

So, I'm not big on weight, but every so often I do like to see how much I weight.  The size and fit of my pants is how I measure what shape I'm in since muscle can weigh more than fat the scale can be deceiving.  That said, it is still good to know how much you weigh for medical reasons and to see if your gaining muscle.

HeadRight Review

I'm constantly putting strain on my back.  Years ago, before kids/marriage/and childcare I received a back injury from working in health care that took a lot of Physical Therapy, Chiropractic work, exercise, and massage to heal.  Now that I have kids I can sometimes feel the strain on my old injury and sleep can be elusive. 

Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener Review

I have freckles.  A lot of freckles, my daughter the other day noticed them and advised me to wash the marker off my face. Ah, kids!  You can always count on them to give your self confidence a kick in the rear with their honesty.  She didn't mean me any harm but she pointed something out that had me wondering if maybe I needed to lighten my marker looking freckles.  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bath Path Lavender Bath Salts Giveaway!

Bath Path

Bath Path Lavender Bath Salts Giveaway
All these holiday coming up and I am in mommy mode overload!  So, I need that coveted mommy bath break!  I'm sure many of you do as well and so I was excited to team up for this awesome giveaway to help you relax and de-stress this season!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wigglo Pets Review

I love it when kids get creative.  If they are motivated sometimes that creativity can start them down a path that will blossom for the rest of their lives.

It Brands Hairspray Review

I try to do my hair from time to time.  Put it up in a bun, braid it, even a pony tail gets destroyed after a few hours with the kids.  It would be nice if I could get my hair to just stay once and a while.  

Tidy Tots Disposable Potty Chair Liners Review

I run a daycare and if you are potty training more than one kids who prefer the potty chair over the actual potty than it can get pretty hairy trying to clean off the potty in between little bottoms!  Anything to make switching from one to another kids would be amazing!

Shoulder Buddies Review

My kids are always looking for new toys.  Ones that can attach to their bodies are even better since they can show off other skills or play to their little friends. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Zen180 Meditation Review

The holidays are coming and my brain already hurts.  All the yoga in the world sometimes can't calm the Chitta Vritti in this head during the holidays.  Who visits when, where do they sleep, what do we do, what do we eat, is the house decorated, is the house clean, are the kids ready, are we ready, what random celebration with the hubbies job decide that the employees have to bring for and will it be randomly themed, and a ton of other questions that don't stop coming!  All need answers and as mom it's my job to figure them out.  Sometimes, though I just need a few minutes of piece.  

Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids Educator's Collection Review

Preschool, home-school  daycare, or just parent guided, however you choose to educate your kids make sure you are active with it!  One aspect of learning that should start early is language exposure!  We have to get those language channels developing early.  Many cultures and countries teach their kids multiple languages and it is important to me that my kids learn or are at least exposed to languages early.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

QiPillow Review

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 30% of American adults are afflicted by low back pain. That means if you know three people, one of them is probably in pain.  Americans spend $200 billion a year treating back pain. I, personally, injured my back working in a hospital years ago and I have to constantly work out or look for other ways to keep my back healthy and with minimal pain.   I have spent a lot of money on doctor visits and different creams/gels to help me with my discomfort. I try to alter my movements to be more back friendly. Having kids, however doesn't always allow for proper body mechanics.  They tend to jump and wiggle in ways that aren't ergonomically correct.  

Swarovski Mothers Bracelet Review

I don't know a mom who doesn't brag about her kids.  Just glance at Facebook to see proof of this!  Posts, shirts, pictures, us mom's use them all to show off and talk about our kiddo's!  Check out my latest review and another way to brag about your young one's!

LaVender Cosmetic Review

So, gift season is on the horizon.  I am on the prowl for awesome gifts to give this season.  I like to start early so I can best match the gifts to the people I'm giving them.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Logona Bio-Argoursier Review

It's the fall and I have recently been loving the smell of oranges to go with the cinnamon and pumpkin scents.  So, with another birthday only a few months away and those laugh lines not filling themselves I look to something to help me bring in the fall and help my skin get ready for the brutal chill the wind brings in the winter. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Disney's Princess and Pirate Excitement!

We went to see Disney's Princess and Pirate show.  It was packed!  There were kids everywhere and they were all excited to see their favorite characters.  Many of the kids, and adults, were dressed up!  My daughter wanted to dress up as Sophia, so I found her a flower-girl dress off ebay to wear.  She loved it!  We did her hair, she got to wear lip-gloss and paint her nails, she got to bring her furry jacket, she got to wear her bracelet and her purple necklace, plus her fancy shoes and she was in total Sophia the First mode!  My son allowed me to put strips on him, but that was the extend of his dress up.

Arg! It's a treasure map for me!

Pirates are big!  Kids love to run around searching for treasure.  I know mine are fully addicted to Jake and the Neverland Pirates making their favorite letter RRRRRRR!  So, get in the pirate spirit with this fun craft!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Falling...onto my floor

This post brought to you by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's fall!  That means adorable sweaters, straight leg jeans, and riding boots.  The leaves are turning colors making for some great photo's.  They are falling to the ground for the kids to play in and the wind is blowing.  It is blowing those beautiful leaves into the house, car, garage what ever opens letting them into my nice clean house.  The dirt is blowing in with those darn leaves and if you ask me nature needs to stay outside and off my floor.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pajanimals Bedtime Routines Board Review

What kid loves bedtime?  Sometimes making that change from crib to bed means having to train them when to go to bed.  That's why establishing a routine is key.  This way they will already know that doing certain activities in a specific order means its time for bed before they make the transition.  Of course when your making that switch they may forget the routine and need a little help remembering. 

Cheez-It's Thinables Review

There are some days when snack time causes a mom to wince.  Like when it comes quicker than we are ready for and then we have to take to the cubbord for something in a bad.  It can be very annoying that many of the bags of snack food is not exactly healthy.

FouFou Pet Wipes Review

We love to go hiking.  When we go, we take the whole family!  During monsoon season that means our dust turns into mud and those paws aren't exactly removable like our shoes are.  The mud here though, is reddish and ruins my towels!  Talk about annoying!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Professional Water Resistant Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer Review

It's time to start looking for holiday gifts!  Why because some of the best sales happen now, before the holiday season begins.  Plus, spreading out your spending tends to fit into a budget easier.  So, what do you get for grandpa or dad?

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Looking for something to do that your kids will love?  Check out what is going on in Arizona next week!  
Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.
Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show!  You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.
My Readers can Save $5 off per ticket. Use offer code: LIVE5       Valid on $35 and $20 tickets only.

Bella Sun Luci Review

I love adding little things to dinners to make them special.  Sometimes a little spices or sauce can make a quick meal into a great meal.  I love to make meals both quick and tasty for my family.

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