Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Not everything in my life has been beautiful this month, but God shows me his love in things all around me. I am a couple weeks late in posting these pictures, but I wanted to show them anyway. :-) This bush blooms right before our anniversary every year. When we first moved in I had no idea what it was. So, the first time it bloomed...well, let's just say it was one of the best surprises ever. It's actually 2 bushes. One has lilac blooms and the other a dark pink. Sadly, it appears that I only have a couple branches of the lilac left and the pink is winning over. I hope you all enjoy these pictures and I pray that you find the beauty God has for you all around.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crazy Critter and The BarkOff Product Review

What is a crazy critter? Here is a quick video to give you all an overview of what a crazy critter is.

When I was given the opportunity to review this product, honestly, I wasn't sure if I wanted to or not. We had never set out to give our dog, Shad, any toys. He seemed content on destroying anything that accidentally got left out in the yard. I wasn't sure if this sort of thing would appeal to him, but I was WRONG! Surprisingly wrong. I didn't get around to taking any pictures of him with it, because right now it doesn't look very good. It h as been left out in the rain and drug through the mud, but he still loves it! Big T loves to get the crazy critter and play tug-of-war with Shad. Of course Shad wins (he is at least 65 pounds). I am also impressed that this critter hasn't already been torn to bits like everything else Shad gets a hold of. It's a good little product.

The BarkOff came with the Crazy Critter for me to review. Shad has a problem with barking and living in town does not help the situation at all. We have a bark collar on him most of the time, but I hate having to make sure it's positioned properly on his neck all the time. He knows when you are messing with it on his neck and it's hard to get him to hold still. So I was interested in seeing how well the BarkOff worked for us.

Here is some information from the website.
BarkOff™ is the ingenious, ultrasonic training aid that allows you to take control over your dog's nuisance barking. Just switch on the BarkOff™ device and an ultrasonic signal, inaudible to human ears, instantly captures your dog's attention and immediately interrupts the barking pattern. This allows your dog to calm down and stop barking painlessly and naturally. Today, as part of this special introductory offer, you'll get you BarkOff™ for just $10 and only $6.99 shipping and handling. But that's not all! When you order today, you'll also receive a second BONUS BarkOff™ for the car or to give as a gift for just separate $6.99 shipping and handling. BarkOff™ works so well because the ultrasonic signal actually teaches your dog the difference between nuisance barking and barking that protects your family and your home. Battery-powered BarkOff™ can be used indoors or outside and is especially helpful in the car when you have to take your dog on a long drive. It allows you to control your dog's difficult behavior humanely without trying your patience. Best of all, BarkOff™ is small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it virtually anywhere you take your dog!

When the BarkOff arrived I was eager to see if it would work. The only bad thing is I can't tell for sure that it's working. There isn't an indicator light or anything that shows that it's on, but I did notice if I talked loudly to someone on the other side of our property I would hear a little click coming from the device. I assume it is the product sending out the signal. Shad's barking still happened, but the BarkOff seemed to shorten the time he did bark which is a blessing. Although it seems like I need one or two more to be effective for use in our yard. It suggest to have more than one for your yard because a single unit reaches about 20 feet or so. So, I am not sure about it working for neighbor dogs, but it has helped with our dog. I think that if your dog is also primarily indoors it would probably work even better. Overall I think this is a decent product and for the price it doesn't hurt to give it a try.

*This is a MamaBuzz Review. These products were provided by TeleBrands for this review.*

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Snikiddy Snacks: A Review

A healthy, tasty alternative to typical fried snacks like potato chips, making them a favorite for families seeking healthy snack options-

  • All Natural
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • No corn syrup
  • Peanut-free
  • No preservatives
  • No trans fats
  • No hydrogenated oils
  • 50% less fat than potato chips

Price: 4.5 oz. bag for $1.79

Wahoo! That's exactly what I said when I was given the opportunity to review the Snikiddy Baked Fries (Cheddar cheese flavor). As soon as I saw it was a gluten free snack I was so excited. Since Beloved cannot eat gluten it can be a challenge to find snacks for him. When the package came in the mail it took every drop of will power I have to not eat the whole thing before Beloved got home. LOL I was able to resist so he could be the one to taste the baked fries first. They are absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to get my hands on some more. This is something I definitely want to keep on hand in our home. :-) The have a nice crunch to them, although personally I would prefer a little less flavoring, but Beloved thought they were perfect. :-)

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*Disclosure: Mama Buzz and reviewers, received a complimentary temporal scanner review purposes.*

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Little Bit of This.....

A little bit of that. You know I have to post pictures of Special K. She is just too sweet. :-) (People have asked about our cloth diapers and I will try to do a post about our routine in the future.)

These are very late but here are some pictures from VBS. The children had a ton of fun!

Special K was intrigued by this crocodile

I would love to have a classroom like this. ;-)

They are already asking about next year. :-)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's Been 8 Years Already

It's sometimes hard to believe we have been married for eight years. (It's eight years today as a matter of fact.) This fall it will have been 11 years since our first date. :-) I just wanted to let everyone know that I LOVE MY HUBBY! ;-) Like most of you couldn't figure that out. LOL

It's amazing to think how far we have come. We started here....

And now we are here.

Words can not even begin to express how blessed I truly am.

I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine- Song of Solomon 6:3

Happy Anniversary Honey. I love you!