The History of Me in Music

Music has been a big part of my life from the time I was a baby. When I was little I would watch my mom getting ready to go out and dancing in the house to music.

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

The instructions say you won't see results until at least 4- 6 weeks. But I am so excited that at 3 weeks I had to SCREAM that it is WORKING already.

Chateau Rebecca

We found the perfect home - it has 3 acres of HEAVEN with birds were singing, butterflies everywhere and bunnies, real live bunnies, hopping around. Now follow along as we remodel it to make it truly ours.

Kenya Moore Booty Bootcamp Review

If you know me you know I love The Real Housewives Series and one of my favorites is Atlanta. I think Kenya Moore former Ms. USA is a great addition this season. That being said when I was asked by the wonderful @bookieboo from Mamavation if I wanted to review her DVD Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp , I was like "YEAH" I want a stallion booty.

Gunnar Challenge Premiere Workout

Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer with over 25 years experience. He is also "The Trainer" of such stars as Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez , Kim Kardashian and multiple athletes.

Monday, April 30, 2012

The ABC's of ME


Age: I have been 29 for 9 years
Bedsize: King I need my space and some how 1 of the kids  always ends up in it
Chores that you hate: Picking up Dog crap in the backyard
Dogs:   3 King (7) has OCD & is a mutt, Storm (5) Australian Shepard who thinks shes a cat & Diesel (3) who loves to try & talk he is a brindle mutt
Essential start to your day: hit the snooze button & meditate til it buzzes again 9 whole minutes before waking up the kids  
Favorite color: Purple ever since Purple Rain
Gold or Silver: Love Gold
Height: 5 ft 7inches
Instruments you play:  Does human beat box count if not I can play chopsticks like no one else
Job title:  Maid, Chef, Waitress, Nanny, Body Guard, Personal Shopper, Stylist, Hair Dresser, Mediator, Referee, Coach, Cheerleader, Judge, Juror, Lawyer, Chauffeur & Doctor better known as MOMMY
Kids: 5 - 20, 19, 12 11 & 8 years old 4 girls 1 boy right in the middle
Live: " I've learned that people will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -Maya Angelou
Mother’s Name:  Debbie
Nicknames:  Becky
Overnight hospital stays:  5 overnight to deliver my kids
Pet peeves:  RUDE people, littering, Parents paying attention to their phones & not their kids
Quote from a movie or tv show:  " Say hello To My Little Friend "- Scarface
Right or Lefty: Right
Siblings: 4 2 brothers 2 sisters I am the oldest
Time you wake up:  6:00 am on school days 7:00 am on weekends if I'm lucky
Underwear: everyday & clean never know if you might get in an accident
Vegetable you hate: none that I know of
What makes you run late: I am never late since the party doesn't start until I am there  
X-Rays You’ve Had: foot broke my big toe
Yummy food you make: My kids would say Spaghetti carbonara or Rice, black beans & steaks
Zoo Animal: I love the monkeys, chimpanzees & gorillas

I copied this MEME from BlogByDonna.com and thought it was funny see if you can fill it out who knows maybe you'll find out something about yourself...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nutella

 I was chosen by ModernMom.com's Mom Tested program a couple of weeks ago to test  Nutella® The original hazelnut spread and give my honest opinion on it. When I received my package it came with a jar of  Nutella® , a spreading knife, a few recipes on how to use it & nutritional info. Lets just say it did not last long in my house. My 3 youngest kids loved it in the mornings on toast or an english muffin. My daughter also put fresh strawberries on it and made a little sandwich. I made a smoothie w/ it  I used a few of TBSP of Nutella, fresh strawberries ,blueberries, almond milk & some ice & blended it. The smoothie came out great for a afternoon pick me up. Since trying it I have brought a couple more jars.
SOME FACTS about Nutella
* each jar contains 48 hazelnuts
*it is LOW in sodium compared to other nut butters
* It contains NO  artificial colors or preservatives
*It DOES NOT contain peanuts or peanut ingredients, nor does it come in contact w/ any peanuts during manufacturing
*It is gluten free
*Nutella is also Kosher
You can learn more about Nutella by visiting their website WWW.NutellaUSA.com

Nutella® was provided to me by Ferrero, U.S.A. (the makers of Nutella® hazelnut spread)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

This year the Easter Bunny hid the eggs in some sneaky places so the kids had to look high and low some were in the Palm trees and some made their way into the pool. He made sure to leave baskets filled with jelly beans,chocolate eggs & bunnies,chocolate covered marshmallows and Peeps.



Easter Bunny Cake



Since I was 11 I have been making this Easter Bunny cake. My oldest daughter is now 20 & the youngest is 8 and this has been made every year of their lives. I always made it plain vanilla cake but each kid has a favorite so now the head is carrot cake, the ears are vanilla & the bow tie is chocolate cake. The frosting is cream cheese with dyed shredded coconut.

                                                     

Easter Weekend







 I love every holiday and try and make them fun for the kids, this year was no different. We boiled 36 eggs and the kids went crazy coloring  & decorating them. After we don't waste any they are used in Deviled (Angel) Eggs and potato salad.
  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fun At The Fair

This past Friday was no school so I took the kids to the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition. Kids meaning all 5 of them 20, 18, 12, 11 & 8. Friday was come in your school uniform shirt day and you get in free instead of paying $10.00 each. I am always looking for a bargain. We got there at 12:00pm when they opened and stayed until 7:30pm. Hey my mom did that for us when we were little so why not. The Fair is on the grounds of Florida International University and has LIVE! entertainment, state-of-the-art rides, skill games, outrageous fair foods and livestock/agricultural competitions. This place is not for the faint of heart. The kids went on every ride possible from giant slides to water rides and of course the roller coasters. This was the first year that we didn't have to go to the kiddy rides since my little one is now a big girl. I had to play the games that you know you aren't going to win but play anyway. Of course we ate fair food (calories) cotton candy, roasted corn, elephant ears,polish sausage, homemade lemonade, soda and the killer Krisy Kreme Donut Hamburger w/ bacon & cheese (1100 calories) which the lady who gave it to us told me ,why I don't know no one asked but anyway. They have a lot of live stock cows,horses, chickens, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs & the cutest is they have an area you can watch chickens hatching. We watched an ice skating show by Hot Miami Ice anything to get out of the 80 plus degrees outside. They had a pig race but it was starting to get a little rowdy so we decided it was time to leave. They had a blast and actually came home and went straight to bed after a shower of course. I have been going to this fair since I was little and it is great to see that not everything has to change.











Simple Beauty

Product Shots
      

I had the privilege to be selected by SheSpeaks.com to try a full size version of Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. If you don't know about SheSpeaks.com it is a community that allows you to try different products and review them. It  is a place to talk, read blogs, share great deals, opinions and reviews. They also have a great discussion area with all kinds of topics. Now about Simple Skincare they are the UK's #1 line and have been around since the 1960's they are now sold in the States in most stores. Simple has no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. Instead, just the purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins, for natural healthy-looking skin. Offering a skincare range suitable for all skin types - especially sensitive skin – Simple has helped generations of women look and feel beautiful. I love skincare products and have spent more on them then I would like to share. That is what makes this line so good. The prices are very affordable for any ones budget. Their line consists of a moisturizing facial wash ,refreshing facial wash gel, smoothing facial scrub, cleansing facial wipes, exfoliating facial wipes, soothing facial toners, replenishing facial moisturizer, hydrating facial moisturizer,day cream with SPF 15,  night cream, eye balm,  revitalizing eye roll-on and eye make-up remover.
*I received a free product from SheSpeaks & Simple but this did not influence my opinion or make me go out & buy the additional products from the Simple line.

I SEE ME PERSONALIZED BOOK











So a few weeks ago I entered a giveaway from ShibleySmiles.com for a personalized book for kids. When I found out I won I was so happy and was contacted first by ShibleySmiles.com to let me know I won and to tell me the people behind  iseeme.com  would be contacting me.They emailed me a couple of days later and sentmeaform to fill out . They had 16 books to choose from and I decided on the God Loves You book and made it out to my nephew.  I got the book a 2 weeks after sending the info like child's name, sex, who the book is from, a dedication, any date the book was to be given. Well lets just say when I got the book it was 100 times better than I expected. I have bought personalized books in the past for my kids and this book from ISEEME.com had great illustrations, the colors were bright and it looks just like it was made  for him. I love this book and will be buying more in the future. Thank You ShibleySmiles.com and iseeme.com .

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just Saying