Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island


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This is the first book that I have ever read by Micheal Phillip Cash. When I began to read this book I was not sure if I was even going to like it. I have not really read any books in a long time. This is not something that I would normally pick out for myself. As I began to read it I found myself not wanting to put it down. The story was about paranormal activities and a loving family it all seemed so real. If you like to read this is a book I feel you would enjoy. I will be reading more of his books.

Eco friendly toys


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We went toy shopping for our son. I had no idea what I really wanted to buy him. Until we came across these two toys. I have never really even thought about buying 100% recycled toys before. I am really impressed with these green toys. They are sturdy and well made. Most of the toys these days are not made so well. Do you have kids that are really hard on there toys? If so I would suggest that you buy them these. They have out lasted some of the other toys that were purchased at the same time as these.They have a variety of them. The Best part is that they are not expensive and were a hit with the kids.

Our oldest son


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This is our oldest son Johnathan. He works as a safety officer for Oxy. His job is very exciting. Just to get to work everyday he takes a tug boat from Long Beach harbor to the offshore islands of Long Beach. He works a 7 day on 7 day off schedule. So in his spare time he has many interests. If he is not riding or working on his sport bike, you can find him under the hood of his truck or just relaxing on a road trip. In one of the pics he is using his little brothers kiddie pool to paint his new headers for his truck (gotta love older brothers). We enjoy the time we spend with him and are very proud.

Loving family time


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The kids love playing in the water no matter where they are. We went over to there aunts house for a BBQ. Soon after we arrived there this is how they decided to spend their time. My two year old decided to clean their drive way. It kept her busy for along time. My son is one and he decided to join in the fun. He was really amazed with their big dog and how it just walked right up to him. To my surprise he was not afraid. They had so much fun playing with their cousins and aunt. Spending family time together is the best.

Potty training with the Shandle


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We are trying to potty train in our house. When we first started potty training our daughter she would naturally slam the lid and the loud noise would scare her. So, from this point on she would not want to close it. The Shandle is a very inexpensive, easy to install helpful tool. The fun peek a boo theme from the top and full view when lid is up makes this fun for our daughter. Thus eliminating her fear of closing the lid. There is no more slamming with the Shandel and most important less smashed fingers. She seems to enjoy using it. Its almost like its a game for her now.

Our Family Camping trip


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Our family camping trip to South fork off highway 38 in the San Bernardino National Forest. We had such a great time. It was so beautiful and peaceful there. Family time is the best. If you love camping I would suggest that you visit this place. They  offer R.V. and tent camping spots but they do not offer full hook-ups. If you are interested in full ups Burton flats has them they are also off of high way 38.

Awesome Giveaway




Here is a new giveaway I think you might like.

On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V’sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior’s heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen’s lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia? 

After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael Phillip Cash has fulfilled a dream and created his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.


To share Schism: The Battle For Darracia with the world at large, author Michael Phillip Cash is generously giving away $100 in Paypal Cash and a copy of this book. (Please make sure to check disclosure for full details) Does the Fireblade burn within you? Do you have what it takes?

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Girls Fun Day at Chuck E Cheese’s


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Simple Sorbet


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We were all wanting a snack but we really did not want to go anywhere. So we began to look around to see what we could find. We decided to make a sorbet. Who knew that something like this was so simple to make and we did not need a lot of stuff. You Can use what ever juice you want. As you can tell it was a hit. My Beautiful Daughter Randi loved it. I would recommend you to try this.

The Best Gift


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This Christmas I received one of the best gifts any mother could ask for. I was very blessed to have all six of my children all together. To be able to take this picture is priceless. With them having such crazy schedules it is not an easy thing to do. It is the small things that mean a lot. I am so proud of them all.

The Smell of Dads fresh Home made bread



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There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread in the house. The kids get excited when they start to smell it. They enjoy watching the different steps that it takes to make it. To watch it rise, roll it out and place it in the pan. Once it comes out of the oven its hard to explain to them that it has to cool before they can eat it. The loaf is almost gone before the night is over. This is something that is easy to make with the kids. They enjoy it from start o finish. I enjoy the smell that fills the house and of course eating it.

Randi with her Skullcandy Headphones


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This year for Christmas we bought our eleven year old daughter Randi Skullcandy Headphones. She loves to listen to music and play games on her tablet and home computer. We have bought Randi a lot of headphones and ear buds in the past. For one reason or another they never seem to last very long. Whether it be that they are made cheaply made or they are not comfortable for her. We went to Radio shack looking for something and we spotted these. She loves them they are comfortable, they control the noise great. The Best part is that they have held up. I would recommend these to anyone that wears headphones a lot.

The Land of Nod finds

Do you remember these
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At Christmas time we received a gift card for Crate n Barrel. We went online to look to see what they had. We couldn’t decide what we wanted to buy with it.Then we noticed that they had a sister store called The Land Of Nod. Once we saw what they had we decided to go to the store. All of the toys that they had reminded my hubby and I of the toys we had played with as a kid. They had a lot to choose from we decided to get a little stove made of wood, some green toys and little fun toys. We are really happy with our choice. The kids are having a blast with them.

Happy Birthday Kaleb Rock

Kaleb Rock At 1 Week old

I cant believe a year has passed

Our son has grown so much over the last year

To watch him grow and learn new things is such an amazing thing. I cant believe how fast time goes. He is such a happy baby. If ever the day seems bad your children’s smiles and love seem to wash all of that away. These are the moments that you need to enjoy and remember. They grow up so fast.

Money Saving Mom Tips – Easy Mac N Cheese


2013-11-30 12.27.222013-11-30 12.44.52 In Our home mac n cheese is a hit for lunch. It is just as simple to make whether you buy a box ready to go or make it from scratch. We have found that when we make it from scratch we do not spent anymore money, but the amount of waste is less. The 7 oz Bags of noodles will last us about 4-5 servings and the box of cheese will out last 6 bags of noodles.

If you have a large family and are looking to save money or just don’t want to waste a whole box of mac n cheese for your toddler this is a great way to go!

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Safety 1st Sit n Go Booster Seat – Brown


Safety 1st Sit n Go Booster Seat - Brown - Safety 1st  - Babies"R"UsThe Safety 1st Sit, Snack and Go Booster Seat is not only great for home use but can also be used on the go. It is very light weight and sturdy. My son is 10 months old and it works perfect for him. I love the fact that it is a space saver. To clean this chair is extremely easy and not to mention the  great price It meets many of our family needs. We purchased it at Toysrus.

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SUPER Busy California Mom of 6 kiddos!