Archives for September 2012

What’s The Funniest Google Search You’ve Ever Gotten?

What’s the funniest Google search you’ve ever gotten?

Or the grossest?

Saddest?

Weirdest?

If you pay attention to your stats, you can probably answer this one off the top of your head. It’s always fun to look and see how others end up on your blog. What sparked me asking this question was a tweet I read that my friend Nichole over at in these small moments had posted:

Weird and funny, right? The first thing I wondered was why was somebody Googling that? My second question was: are there really hairs in there?

This tweet sparked conversation of course, and it was funny to hear others’ Google searches. So I thought I would tell you a little about what I’ve learned about Google searches that land people on my blog.

1. People love the Brazil Butt Lift, white trash bashes, and tater tot casseroles.

2. People do a lot of searches on tattoos with kids names in them.

3. People are crazy about white trash gifts, costumes, dress, food, ideas, pictures, and music. I know a little about white trash, but not so much about white trash music. That one I’ll have to look into.

4. People confuse Mommy of a Monster with Monster Mommy (the lovely Lady Gaga), and if you do an image search for Monster Mommy, you’ll get this:

That picture second from last? That’s me! So technically I’m kinda-sorta-but-not-really totally connected to Lady Gaga.

5. Lots of people Google to find out who will play Christian Grey when the finally make 50 Shades of Grey a movie.

6. I am not the only person in Southern California who wants to kill a mockingbird.

7. There are lots of people out there who want to regrow celery.

8. Sadly, many people Google how to write a goodbye letter to a friend. I am guessing my post isn’t what they had in mind.

I’ve gotten some disturbing ones too, like “kids in bathtub” that went to a post I wrote for Mr. Bubble. The picture came down immediately. Or “boys with shaved legs” which led to a guest post KLZ from Taming Insanity wrote for me.

I’ve seen “I don’t like my kids” and “Is it okay to call my kids monsters”. I’ve written about the first one and say yes to the second.

What are some of your favorite Google searches that lead to your blog? Or the strangest? Most disturbing? I want to hear about them all!

If you have a little girl obsessed with all things princess, don’t forget to enter my Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess Enchanted Castle giveaway going on now!

It Was A Princesses’ Night Out

On Tuesday night, we all were excited to attend a princess event at our local Chick-Fil-A. The girls had been looking to it for a week, and we invited their cousins and a few friends to meet us there. They all wore their finest princess dresses to enjoy a night full of…

…carriage rides (and horse petting)…

Mia and her cousin

Lila, Ethan and their cousin

…face painting…

…balloon princess wands and corsages and princess pampering…and lots of princesses!…

And they loved every minute of it!

And the prince and princesses lived happily ever after…

Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess Enchanted Castle Is Perfect For My Princesses!

This evening my girls donned their best princess outfits and we headed out to a local event for an evening celebrating princesses. There was a horse drawn carriages, face painting, princess wands, and lots of pictures. They were accompanied by a prince (their brother) and other princesses (friends and cousins). To say they had fun is an understatement. To say they love anything princess is an even bigger one. So the first thing they did when they came home was to play with their new Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess Enchanted Castle.

Join Princess Ivy and discover a world of fairy tales in the Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess 3-Story Enchanted Castle. The girls design and build a beautiful palace that is the perfect place for a magical ball!

The castle comes with big sparkling tower tops with three ways to build…it keeps them busy playing princess for a long time! The castle comes with Princess Ivy (she even has a magic pop-up tiara!) and her pony Chestnut who has sparkling removable wings. There are even two chairs, a table, a mirror and food for Chestnut included as well. And you can combine with other Mega Bloks Lil’ Princess buildable playsets for limitless fun (the girls will be getting the Magic Carriage this Christmas).

The Princess even twirls and dances on the spinning platform and balcony. It’s really cute and the girls love building the castle up and knocking it down to build again.

I love that the pieces are big and easy to keep track of. There are no little pieces for them to put in their mouths, and the set had enough pieces for them to play with together without fighting. They love the sparkly pink towers, playing princess, and having building blocks like their brother.

It’s a cute, affordable ($34.99) gift for all of the princess loving girls in your life!

Guess what? The cool people over at Mega Bloks are going to let me give away an Lil’ Princess Enchanted Castle to one of you! Just leave a comment and you are entered to win! There are also additional opporunities to win, so make sure to check ’em out!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway begins on Wednesday, September 27th and will end on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 11:59  pm. It is open to US residents only. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using rafflecopter.com. The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 4th and must respond within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen. I received free Mega Bloks products for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

How To Make Candy Bracelets (Just In Time For Halloween!)

Today I’m over at ChiquitaMoms.com sharing a cute craft idea just in time for Halloween: making candy bracelets.

There are so many ways and variations to this simple and fun craft project for the kids that you can keep them busy for a long time! Plus, it helps them build their hand/eye coordination and gives their fine motor skills a workout.

Check it out and then let me know some of your favorite kids’ crafts!

Switch & Go Dinos: Perfect Toys For Little Boys!

There’s a knock on the door, and I open it to find a huge package left by the delivery guy (that’s what the kids call him). I know what’s inside, and I’m super excited to open it when Ethan gets home from school. What is it? The new Switch & Go Dinos by VTech!

Other than the fact that they are dinosaurs, which are Ethan’s latest obsessions, what’s so cool about these is that they all transform between a dinosaur and a vehicle in a few simple steps. And when I say simple, it’s simple enough for my five year old to do. Dinos and cars? What more could a little boy want?!

Each Switch & Go Dino has an LCD screen for customizable animations (their eyes and faces change). And when they are transformed into dinosaurs, the kids can press action buttons and hear cool facts about each dinosaur…so they are learning while they are playing.

There are seven Switch & Go Dinos available ranging in price from $15.99 to $49.99. These dinos are durable – they’ve been dropped by both my son and his sisters, and they don’t just break apart. There are pieces that are supposed to come apart from the main toy, and when it’s dropped those pieces do come off, but they haven’t been broken yet.


We received both Attila the Ankylosaurus and Brok the Brachiosaurus. They are both very colorful and fun to transform. I was surprised by how big Brok the Brachiosaurus was! And when he’s transformed into a vehicle, you can launch the included race car and Pterodactyl into the air by pushing on the spoiler. As a dino, you can help Brok stomp his feet by pushing him along or move his motorized neck with the button control! He doesn’t stomp really hard, and I had to show Ethan a couple of times before he even noticed. But Ethan does like moving the dino’s neck. He also makes over 80 sounds and let me just say it drives me crazy to hear it all day, but the kids love it!

Attila the Ankylosaurus makes over 70 sounds, and is much smaller than Brok. Attila transforms from a construction-like vehicle to an Ankylosaurus. As a vehicle, you can use the tow hook and heavy duty dump trailer to haul your construction equipment or even other Switch & Go Dinos (they aren’t included). As a dino but the wrecking ball on the end of Attila’s tail to hit whatever gets in his way.

Ethan loves them both and has been playing with them every day for a couple of weeks now…that says a lot about how much he likes them because the only other thing that keeps his attention like that is the iPad! He really likes switching them back and forth, and of course when they are dinosaurs they fight. I will be buying more of these for him…I know he’d like the whole set. He also likes all the fun facts and sounds that the dinos make. And if he’s playing and learning? That makes me a happy mama.

Looking for another toy for young kids? Check out my MobiGo2 review!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received VTech Switch & Go Dinos product samples to facilitate my review