Friday, April 26, 2013

PLEASE READ - Baby Boy Has Arrived

As many of you already knew, I was pregnent. I was supposed to go to the hospital on April 1st at 10:00 PM to be induced and was scheduled to have my precious son on April 2nd, around 2:00 PM.
 
So, my fiance and I were sitting at a friend's house early on April 1st, since we had all day before the induction, and all of the sudden, I start having cramps - hard cramps. I didn't think much of it, until they would come - then go - then come back - then go.. Guess what?? CONTRACTIONS! We decided to time them to see how far apart -- OH NO!! Only 3 minutes apart, UHGG! Needless to say, we were over an hour away from the hospital (because we live in a small town).
 
So we left in a rush, hauling butt. By the time we make it to the hospital,my contractions were less than a minute apart, and I was already 6 centimeters dialated!! Boy, oh boy! We could tell this was going to go quickly.
 
We were at the hospital for less than thirty minutes and I had already delivered my baby boy, Eric Allen. No time for an epidural or anything for pain -- pheww, talk about exausting. I've never felt something quite like that! He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 inches long.
Unfortunately, he swallowed meconium on his way out of me and it got in his lungs, deeply. He ingested more than they could suction out of him so he had to go straight to the NICU. We were fortunate enough to qualify for staying at The Ronald McDonald House right next to the hospital until he was discharged. Baby Eric was in the NICU for 20 days due to the meconium getting into his lungs.
He's finally home, but now we're behind on bills - we're in jeopardy of losing our apartment (and a few other things, as well). Times are hard and things are rough. After long conversations, my doctor has decided that I am post pardum. It's all a crazy situation. But the thing that matters is that my Little Man is healthy and happy now.


Please, if you believe in prayers, please pray for me and my family. We are in desperate need of help and prayers.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pottycover - Disposable Toilet Seat Covers Review & Giveaway


Do you have children? If so, this is the post for you. If your children are past the potty training stage, then I'm sure you remember how disgusting it can be when using public restrooms with your toddler. Potty training is hard enough as it is, let alone in a gross environment. Some public restrooms have been so nasty, that I preferred Aliya to pee in her pull-ups rather than on their toilets.

Then, not too long ago, I was given the opportunity to review the PottyCover!  The PottyCover is a disposable seat cover designed for children that use public restrooms. They have a unique design that ensures full coverage over the toilet, making sure that your child does not have to touch the icky toilet, what-so-ever, to keep away germs and wetness.

 Facts About the PottyCover:
»Provides a waterproof barrier between the toilet and your child.
»Over sized design provides maximum coverage by covering the sides and front of the toilet.
»Double layered with soft non-woven fabric on the top, coated with a layer of plastic on the bottom to keep germs and wetness away.
»Protects children and adults from germs on public toilets.
»Ideal for both boys and girls who are old enough to sit on the toilet.
»Stays on the toilet without any messy adhesive strips.
»Each PottyCover is individually packaged in a small, easy to carry bag.
»Use it with your child's portable potty seat for maximum protection and comfort.

When I was offered the chance to review this product, I jumped on it right away! I had just begun the potty-training stage with Aliya, whom is now 19 1/2 months old. It turns out that this product may just be the best one I've ever reviewed!

After receiving the PottyCover, the very next day, Aliya and I made a trip to Walmart and I couldn't help but to think "What better place to try it out then a busy 24-hour store". I opened the package, which includes one PottyCover, placed it on the toilet, and away she went. I couldn't believe just how simple it really was to put it on the toilet. It didn't slip and slide every which way, not even once I placed Aliya on the toilet. And the best part was that due to the amount of coverage that it provides, Aliya's pull-up did not rub against the toilet nor did her hands touch the toilet as she held herself up.
I truly could not believe how amazing the PottyCover had turned out to be. It is something that I will be purchasing in the near future! Aliya even liked them - they have a cute design that keeps her attention with all of the bright colors and she seemed to like the way that it felt, as well.

As I mentioned before, I feel that this product may be the absolute best product that I have ever reviewed as a blogger - hands down. It has been such a wonderful product.

The PottyCover is currently only $5.99 for a package of six individually wrapped covers. You can find PottyCover Disposable Toilet Seat Covers at Amazon PottyCover Disposable Toilet Seat Covers Review and Giveaway , Ebay, Buy Buy Baby Stores and at selected Bed Bath and Beyond locations or if you are interested in finding out where you can purchase your own PottyCover, simply click here.

WHAT YOU WIN:One lucky winner will receive their very own pack of PottyCovers
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»Open to U.S and Canadian Residents ONLY.
 
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This giveaway will end Monday, March 25th at 11:59 p.m (EST). I will contact the winner within 24 hours through email. I will also write a post listing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after that, a new winner will be chosen (so be sure to check your SPAM).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Comfy Sheepskin Review

Have you ever felt of a material that just made your teeth grind together? How about some type of material that you had to drop right away because of how itchy or uncomfortable it was? Maybe a wierd rug? Or an odd-feeling seat cover? I know that I have -- there have been many times that I wouldn't purchase something due to the way it felt, even if I LOVED the way that it looked.

That's why I am so excited to have come across Comfy Sheepskin - they have a ton of sheepskin products! They even have beautiful sheepskin rugs like the one below!


At Comfy Sheepskin, you can also find items like sheepskin seat covers and even exercise accessories. I am such a fan of this site and all of their sheepskin items, I mean, they're soft, cute, and classy, too. That's the perfect match for any woman - and men, too!


A Bit About the Company: Add a touch of luxury to your life with sheepskin products. At Comfy Sheepskin, we have been manufacturing, importing and distributing high quality sheepskin products and accessories for more than 25 years. We are headquartered in Southern California and display products at our local factory showroom, but we also ship throughout the U.S. and Canada.

That's 25 years of keeping people satisfied with sheepskin products and to be honest, until I was introduced to Comfy Sheepskin, I had never even known that there was such a great market for these types of items.

This is a sponsored post that I am being compensated for. However, all opnions are 100% my own.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Please Ignore This Post..

A groan grasps the peanut near the offending anthology.


This post is only here to CLAIM my blog to a blogging site. Thank you! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Recipes That the Kids will Love!

Rather you're throwing a big Halloween party with tons of guests or just doing a small family gathering of treats & goodies, I have some wonderful recipes in store from you.

I have made each and every one of these recipes at my house at a Halloween party (within the last couple of years) and they are all always a hit! I hope that you all enjoy them as much as we all have!


GOULISH PUNCH
WHAT YOU NEED:
2cups  boiling water
1pkg.  (8-serving size) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
2cups  cold orange juice
1bottle  (1 liter) seltzer, chilled
 Ice cubes
1pt.  (2 cups) orange sherbet, slightly softened
1  orange, thinly sliced
1  lime, thinly sliced

MAKE IT:
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in juice. Cool to room temperature.
POUR into punch bowl just before serving. Add seltzer and ice; stir.
ADD scoops of sherbet and fruit slices.

TIPS: Substitute 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (8-serving size) gelatin.
Substitute club soda for the seltzer.

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MEATY MUMMY
Wrap a legion of scary mummies for a Halloween dinner or party appetizer. To make, skewer a purchased meatball and a 4-inch piece of summer sausage stick with a 6-inch wooden skewer. Combine 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1 teaspoon of purchased pesto. Spread some of the mixture over the meat skewer and wrap with cooked fettuccine noodles. For a more bulky body, spread with additional cream cheese mixture and wrap with another layer of cooked fettuccine. Add capers for eyes. Serve with pasta sauce for dipping.

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TOMBSTONE SANDWICHES
For a quick Halloween appetizer so good it comes from the graves, serve guests tombstone sandwiches. To make, cut chicken salad sandwiches into tombstone shapes, roll the edges in chopped pecans for a pebbly look, and serve from a graveyard covered in creepy cabbage. Then use mustard/ketchup to write 'BOO', 'RIP', or other halloween phrases on the bread.

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FROZEN GHOSTS
WHAT YOU NEED:

Bananas
White chocolate chips
Cool Whip (1 tub)
Milk chocolate chips (mini’s would be great)
Popsicle sticks 

MAKE IT:
Melt the white chocolate chips.
Whip in the Cool Whip.
Cut the bananas in half and peel them.
Gently place popsicle stick in banana and dip in mixture. (Be careful! If you move too quickly, the banana will break!)
Place on wax paper.
Add chocolate chip eyes.
Freeze and enjoy! 

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GHASTLY GOBLIN GRINS:
WHAT YOU NEED:
1pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2cup  packed brown sugar
1/2tsp.  vanilla
2large  apples, cut into quarters
1/4 cup  PLANTERS Slivered Almonds

MAKE IT:
BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well.
CUT thin wedge in peel side of each apple piece; fill with 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture. Insert 4 to 6 nuts in cream cheese mixture in each apple to resemble teeth.
SPOON remaining cream cheese mixture into serving bowl. Serve with apples for dipping.

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EYEBALLS ON A PLATE
WHAT YOU NEED:
Eyeballs on a Plate    
Small, round powdered donuts
Gummy Life-Savers
Brown M & M’s OR chocolate chips
Red gel icing

BUILD IT:
Place the donuts on a plate.
Add several stripes of gel icing for bloodshot eyes.
Put a gummy Life Saver in the center and a chocolate chip in the center of the Life Saver. 


Each recipe has been made by me at some point, however they are not my own ideas. Also, the pictures came from Google (as I did not think to take my own pictures when I made the treats).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Please VOTE for my little girl in the contest!!


Van's Natural Foods is having a contest BREAKFAST BEDHEADS for a coupon and $5,000! I entered Aliya's photo in it and am hoping *fingers crossed* that she wins this!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to vote for Aliya.

PLEASE Vote for Aliya! Go 'Like' the page, vote for Aliya, and then please SHARE it and encourage others to vote for her, too! Pretty please? I think there may be a shot at us winning if I am able to get some help from my wonderful readers!

Just in case the link doesn't work, the picture is titled "This is Bacon?!" and my name is Jerrica P. The photo is shown below (but in order to get to the voting page, please click the link provided HERE or above.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Where Has My Mind Gone To?

So, I'm not quite sure how I managed to skip this one REALLY important detail in my last post update, BUT.. here it is! The man that I am with and I are now expecting a precious bundle of joy. We are just a little further than 3 months along!

In some ways, I was extremely nervous that he would not be completely okay with us having a baby and whatnot yet but I was pleasantly surprised when he turned out just as excited (if not more!!) than I. We are crossing our fingers for a boy, but the good Lord knows that we will be perfectly satisfied with whatever we are blessed with. 


Anyways, I just wanted to share this will all of you since it is such exciting news! And by the way, this time, I do plan to (hopefully) still keep up the blogging all the while - I figure that if every other mama on here can do it, I can at least give it a rough try..!