Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Purina Health and Wellness App.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you own a smartphone (either the iPhone or and Android) and are a proud pet parent, then I have some information that you will definitely want to find out more about! Since I am both an iPhone/iPad junkie and the loving mama to not one but FOUR adorable little dogs, I feel I am way qualified to fill you in!

I honestly have a hard time keeping track of all the places I need to go myself let alone remembering vet appointments and groomer appointments. Plus, each dog has different medical histories, some take meds or are sensitive to different things. If you travel with your furry companion you need to have their medical history with you incase of emergency but it is easy to forget when worrying about packing everything else you might need.

The  Purina Pet Health App makes it so simple for you to have that information at the tip of your fingers at all times.


This app is available for both the iPhone and Adroid operating systems and very easy to use. Simply add in each of your pets individually, even the most detailed history can be added. Now you have it anytime you need it. Set appointment reminders for check ups or grooming. Even better, you can use the app to find the nearest vet or pet hospital in case of emergency!


So what are you waiting for? Show your pet how much you love them by installing the app: download here

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Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box"

We didn't have a ton of money or toys when I was a kid and I remember that when my mom splurged for the BIG box of Crayola crayons I thought I was in heaven! I remember spending hours creating things. Now I have my fridge covered with the art work of my nieces (and the occasional Llama drawing from Teenie Queenie--BB&Blogs daughter). They are museum pieces but I love them anyways.

Creativity matters. It´s a skill that all children can learn and when it´s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century.(ha! who knew? I thought it was just how my mom kept me out of her hair!)

Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they´re inviting parents "Inside the Crayon Box," for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child´s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you´ll want to join in to learn and share! Alternatively, you can also check out online schools for child psychology classes that can teach you how to enhance the creativity of your child.

The first "Inside the Crayon Box" live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Join Crayola and musician, children´s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page. Lisa, best-known for her number one hit "Stay (I Missed You)," will share as personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter. Crayola is making this personal and all participants can ask Lisa questions during the event, too!

Interested in the topics to be covered during the chat?

  • Why Does Creativity Matter? Creativity is not about who´s the best artists or becoming an architect. It´s a way of thinking that encourages kids´ original ideas and develops their confidence.
  • Growing Up Creative. Lisa will share stories about growing up in a home where creativity was encouraged.
  • Simple Tips. Easy Ideas. Like most moms, Lisa juggles a lot. She´ll share simple, easy ways she sparks her daughter´s creativity as part of their daily routine.
Crayola would love for you to check out the following videos:
"Creativity Matters"

If you have a previous commitment and can't make the "Inside the Crayon Box" event, you can check out the Crayola YouTube Channel where the session will be posted.

Also, be sure to check out Lisa´s book Lisa Loeb´s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling Children´s Books, 2011) available at Barnes & Noble and Sing, laugh, and play with pop Lisa in this fabulous collection of ten of the silliest songs ever. Fun activities, games, and recipes accompany whimsical songs. Take Lisa's Silly Sing-Along with you wherever you go and get the high-spirited good times started. Includes a 10-song CD recorded by Lisa!

Disclosure: Factual information was provided to my by MyBlogspark, any random anecdotes included are all me!

TTUT Seriously Impulsive Swap Edition

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Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping in! I would regale you with more of my idiot blunders over the past week, but I'm at work (shhh!) and in a bit of a hurry to get my post up--naturally I am incapable of doing it ahead of time!

For the first time ever, I participated in a blog swap and not just any ol' swap, The Seriously Impulsive Swap. Since I love buying gifts for people and hope I can make them smile, I thought this would be right up my alley! My partner was Natalie from The Brocks Rock and I'm really hoping she likes what I sent her!! 

The package she sent me was beautifully wrapped but in true Carrie fashion, I tore into it without thinking to snap a picture (Impulsive of me!)

So here is what was in the package:

I love makeup and mani/pedi stuff so she sent me a trio of foot care products, L'Oreal Mascara, Wet and Wild Eyeshadow and a pretty peach L'Oreal nail polish so I can get ready for spring!

Two packs of pretty paper napkins to liven up my lunches and she must be psychic to have known my addiction to white cheddar popcorn!

A Cranberry Mandarin Candle (again, how'd she know I just burned my last Yankee candle?)  Of course a cute little picture frame to include my doggies! Woof! (I need to find the perfect picture now)

Thank You Natalie!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TTUT- The Idiot Journals

If you know me IRL (in real life for the newbies) or have read my blog enough that you realize I do post shit that isn't a product review now and again, you may have realized I have idiot moments. 

So I was in the shower tonight composing blog posts in my head--yes I do that, and 99% of the time they never get posted, because I forget--and I realized it was Tuesday and I probably missed last week on the TTUT with IA and Shawn.

So while wondering what sort of literary masterpiece I could astound you all with, I started thinking about all the idiotic stuff I have done recently and decided to go with that instead.
 Feel free to pity me:

One day last week I got up like normal, stumbled to the kitchen to let Roxi (my girl dog) out to do her biz. While standing there blearily waiting for her, I reached over, grabbed my can of diet coke and took a big swig. Except it wasn't my can of diet coke. I was a warm bud light that I had thought I wanted the night before but changed my mind and left half of it sitting on the counter. Warm flat beer at 6 freakin a.m. Of course I sprayed it all over myself and the counter then had to clean that up.

Another day I was all ready to go, grabbed my purse, lunch and keys and headed out the door. Locked the house door behind me (it pulls shut locked) then turned to lock the door to the porch which requires a key. Too bad I had a pair of scissors in my hand instead of my keys. *sigh*

After washing my hair I grabbed my tube of curl cream and slathered it through my wet locks. Too bad it was a tube of bath & body works. What? The tubes are the same size!! On the upside, my hair smelled purty!

Had the plague (ok flu) and grabbed a vicodin (for the neck problem) and put it on my end table so I could take it later. Whilst talking to Boobies (okay I was whining) I looked down at the end table. Vicodin was gone. SHIT. I had taken it while talking to her. Which wouldn't have been so bad except that was my night dose and I had JUST taken my day dose. I'm pretty sure I was fairly amusing for several hours.

My mom texted me today and told me dad said she has to stop hanging around me, I'm a bad influence on her & she's picking up my filthy language. (Seems she had called the dog a butt munching asshat) I'm pretty sure this one goes in my win column, since that's probably the LEAST offensive thing to come out of my mouth.

The piece de resistance? While mentally composing this master post in the shower today I obviously overtaxed my brain. How? Well I got out, toweled off and realized I had forgot to wash my hair. 

It's amazing I hold a job, no?

Also, go visit Stacy Uncorked to hook up with her Random Tuesday