Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday #223

On Saturday #223 (#43 for Harp) I was indulged with another morning to sleep in. How lovely it feels to wake up on my own, to find the kids are dressed, fed and happy.

We were preparing for a visit from Grandma, so we didn't make many plans. We did minimal cleaning and made a quick trip to the grocery store. I hoped to spend time outdoors mowing and weeding, but the weather did not permit that. As soon as I mentioned mowing the rain began.

With a dreary afternoon and no real plans we turned to the video store for relief.

We rented Frozen and popped popcorn. I made Roo squeal with delight when I produced a tiny bag of Frozen Jelly Belly's. That boy loves jelly beans! When the snacks ended my son lost interest in Frozen. Ha!
Harper was happy to stay up late, eat puffies and bounce. The movie night was a fine idea in her opinion. My little girl is a lot of fun and she liked all of the singing in Frozen.

A quiet day with the family was nice. Summer continues so everyday feels like the weekend. We have been going to festivals, yard sales, watching movies, going to story time, taking walks, playing with friends and hitting the parks.

I hope you had a chance to spend time with the people you love over the weekend.

A Great Pillow Brings Great Sleep

As I write this my family is sleeping. Peacefully, deeply. Sleep comes naturally to them and I envy the way they slip into a dream and bask in the magic of sleep every night. I couldn't begin to count the number of nights I have stared at the ceiling while I listened to soft snores and regular breathing from my family. I watched night turn to day while sleep eluded me, yet again. 

I used to think I had insomnia issues. I chronically struggle to sleep a full night. I wake up after a few hours and start the day at some strange hour, or I lay in bed, reading quietly to avoid any "What time did you get up?" kind of questions. Explaining that I am a short sleeper isn't something that anyone seems to understand usually.

Over my life of short sleeping, I have learned something, it is not quantity of hours spent in bed sleeping, but it is about the quality of my sleep. If I can have 4 or 5 hours of comfortable sleep I will feel better than I do when I get a sleeping pill induced 8 hours of rest.

Part of sleeping comfortably involves having a great room for sleep. I like a dark and cool room. I like to have clean sheets and a huge quilt. I like for the things on my bed to smell good. I must have a great pillow.

Comfort Revolution sent me a pillow to try out. I consider myself to be in the know when it comes to luxury pillows. I sleep with one of the best pillows money can buy currently. I went into the review with an open mind. I ditched my fancy pillow for 4 nights. I used a standard old, bought it at Wal-Mart for $3 pillow. On the 5th night I took the Comfort Revolution Cerulean Bubbles Hydraluxe Cooling Gel Bed Pillow to bed with me. After sleeping on a not so sweet pillow for a few nights I was ready to experience a touch of comfort.

I immediately liked the fantastic bubbles of the pillow. The pillow felt cool against my head, I felt really comfortable. The urge to toss and turn and pillow flip that plagued me the past 4 nights diminished. I drifted off to sleep within moments. I stayed asleep for nearly 5 hours and I felt well rested, refreshed and ready to take on the day.

My 4 year old discovered the Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Cooling Pillow the next day. He climbed in my bed and touched the pillow, he giggled at the bumpy bubbles under the pillow case. He laid his head on it and said " I sleep here tonight."  

I have been sleeping on the Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Pillow for about 3 weeks now. I really like it.  In fact I am using it as much as I use my fancy pillow. At a price of about $80 this is a good option for someone that is looking for a pillow of good quality without spending over $100. 

A great pillow is an investment in your quality of life. You will sleep better with a great pillow, and when you improve your quality of sleep, you improve your quality of life. For me, having a fantastic pillow allows me to rest completely, to shut down and replenish my soul and my energy, no tossing, turning or pillow wrestling during the night. Using a pillow that cools and feels like a dream I can't wait to dive into means that I may not sleep as long as most other people, but I would wager that I slept better than they did.

To learn more about Comfort Revolution and their innovative products designed to make your life better, one night at a time connect on their website and begin experiencing a revolution in comfort.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Best Burger Recipes

I have a confession to make... I love burgers! I can't resist them. I love them plain, or simply with mustard. I love them loaded up with onions, pickles, lettuce, bacon, cheese...  With my love of the All American Burger how could I resist featuring some yummy burgers from Tell Me About It Tuesday in a collection for the burger lovers?

Keep reading to discover turkey burgers, slaw burgers, and burger bombs to name a few!

                                     I have never had a Slaw Burger, but I think I would like it.

                                 Turkey Burgers with Blueberries is a unique spin on the traditional burger.

                                                      Stuffed Ranch Burgers sound great!

                   Low Calorie Easy Turkey Burger Sliders would be the perfect little burgers for my son.

Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs would be ideal party food.

Giant BBQ Cheeseburger Empanadas combine 2 of my favorite things!

Hard Rock Fiesta Burgers are super delicious, who could resist?

How do you like your burgers? Leave me a comment and tell me about it.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Celebration Giveaway

Celebration Giveaway

Angie's Angle is so excited to finally getting the Celebration Giveaway up and running.  With the help of some amazing girls from Sublime Media Connection we are offering you up an amazing fun giveaway.  In fact, there are two prize packs!

Why the celebration you ask?  Why Angie's Angle is celebrating finally making the move from blogger to my very own self-hosting site.  Finally, after much back and forth about weather should she move or just not move, she did it!  And she couldn't be happier with the move.

Now you all get to help Angie's Angle celebrate it by giving this giveaway all the love you can master!

Celebration Giveaway Prize Pack #1 - First Place

Celebration Giveaway - Prize Pack #1

Celebration Giveaway Prize Pack #2 - Second Place

Celebration Giveaway - Prize Pack #2

Let the Celebration Giveaway begin - enter below via the Giveaway Tools - USA only please this time around.  Winner(s) will have 48 hours from the time Angie's Angle emails them as winner(s) to email me back or Angie's Angle will be forced to pick a new winner.  Each blogger is responsible for getting their allotted prize to the winner.

Get In My Closet: Splendies

Alright Moms, moment of truth... how many pairs of granny panties do you have? Sometimes I blush when I acknowledge my selection of panties... white, plain... ugh, utterly embarrassing. Yep, I admit it, too many times a week I fall into the rut of whatever happened to wearing cute panties every day?

Splendies sent me a few pairs of panties that added a little color to my undergarment wardrobe and made me feel a little more like I did before I became a mother.

I liked that there were several styles of panties included in the monthly subscription box of panties that Splendies offers.

Each month you will get 3 pairs of adorable undies in a variety of styles and colors. No 2 boxes are alike. Normally $12 a box, which is a great deal for 3 pairs of awesome undies, but if you use the code Splendies at checkout you will get $4 off! 3 pairs of great panties for $8? Don't wait! You want to get in on this deal. 

Overall I was impressed with Splendies. The panties I received were cute, they added a little life to my underwear drawer and I have been impressed with the quality also. 

Do you think you would enjoy a subscription box of panties every month?