Saturday, October 2, 2010

Time off

I just wanted everyone to know that I am taking time off for a while. I have gotten a part time job and Haley has so much homework that I do not have time for the blog. I hope to start blogging again by Christmas. Thanks to everyone for your support over the years. It is best for my family to take this break.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Face painting

Golfergirl loves to have her face painted. Everytime she sees a face painting booth she is there. This time she had a sunshine painted on one side and a flower on the other.

I just love seeing things thru her eyes. She gets so excited about everything. That excitment rubs off on everyone around her. She is my blessing from God.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Computer crashed

Our computer has crashed and now the task of saving up for another one. I have found this app for the IPhone where I can still blog. I an still trying to figure out how to add pictures. I will figure it out. I wanted to let you know why we have not had give aways on Golfersmom. I have several to do soon.
Powermat giveaway
Yogabba gabba tickets
And much more.

Thanks for reading and I have a lit of good things coming.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our Martin bird friend

Haley has outgrown her little tykes basketball goal but the Martins love it. A family of Martins has raised behind it. One of them came out yesterday. Golfergirl was so excited that the bird let us get so close to take the picture.
This is one of the reasons I love living in the country. Golfergirl has seen some of Gods creatures up close that she would not have gotten to see in the city.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tales of a Fourth Grader

Golfergirl started fourth grade last week and it has been quiet a change for us. They are changing classes this year for the first time. She seems to be excited about it. Mom on the other hand is not so excited. I see it having to keep up with 4 teachers instead of one. I thought this did not start until middle school. I have agreed to have an open mind on the subject. Please pray for us that this works. I want my honor roll girl to stay that way. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tassimo Home Brewing System

I was so excited to be able to try out the new Tassimo Home Brewing System.  When the new system, arrived in the mail I was very excited.

About Tassimo

  • Tassimo is Kraft Foods' properitaty home brewing system that lets customers make delicious coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino, espresso and lattes- one cup at a time.
  • The Tassimo brewer, developed and designed by Kraft Foods and manufactured by Bosch, contains a microprocessor that reads the bar code printed on each T disc label to automatically calculate the correct water amount, temperature and brewing time for every beverage.
  • Tassmio has an expanding selection of beverage brand options including, Twinings, Maxwell House, Seattle's Best Coffee, Gevalia Kaffee and Mika.

Golfersmom and Golfergirls review of the complimentary Home Brewing System

One of the T-Disc's that we recieved to review was the Milka Hot Chocolate

This just happens to be one of  Golfergirls favorite drinks. Despite the hot weather she was really wanting to try it out.
For the hot chocolate we received two discs per cup of hot chocolate.  One was a milk product and the other the hot chocolate mix.
The T-Disc is so easy to place in the machine.  Golfergirl placed it in the machine closed the lid.  Be sure to place the coffee cup under the machine first.  Golfergirl forgot this the first time.  Oh, well she is only 9 we know.

Now does that not look good.  Wish we had smell a blog because it smelled delicious. Now what we needed was the taste test.
and drum roll please.  The taste test resulted  the following response from Golfergirl.

I think the hot chocolate was a pass.  She loved it and it was so easy to use that she can make her a cup when she wants one.

The tassimo is very easy to use and the drinks are very good.  The one thing that I do not like about the machine is the T-discs are hard to fine where I live.  I have to drive about 45 minutes away to find a store that sells the discs.  I like the hot chocolate and the latte's but we will not be having it very often since we have to drive so far to get them.  You can order them online and I might do this when the weather gets cooler so Golfergirl can have her hot chocolate.  I do not see myself ordering enough to have everyday however.

The cost of the Tassimo runs around $129.99.  If you would like to buy a Tassimo click here Bosch TAS1000UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Anthracite

Thanks so much to Tassimo and Kraft Foods for giving us this complimentary machine to try.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Are things really as they seem?

I got the chance to watch the new AMC show "Rubicon"  which is a fantastic show about a man that tries to crack codes. 

I have always been one that looked deeper into things.  I never really took anything at face value.  I was always looking for the why behind everything.  That is why I love shows like these.

Watching this show got me to thinking about recent government activities such as the Russian spy ring.  Now just how does someone become a spy?  It is really like they show in the movies or TV shows where someone walks up behind someone and starts talking to them or do they get kidnapped and told they have to be a spy.  How exactly does someone get picked for this type of job?  I am pretty sure there is not a job application that you can fill out.  Those are some of the questions that I have when I hear a story like that.  I don't really think about they got caught.  I always think there is some more to the story then what is being told. With the spy ring it got covered up pretty quickly by trading spy's so that leads me to think both the US and USSR are covering something up. I do not think things are they way they are being  told in the media.  Watching Rubicon has made me question things even more than I did before ( if that is possible).

Do you take everything you hear or read at face value or do you wonder if there is more to the story?

Watch below the first episode of Rubicon.  I think you will be thinking about things differently after watching and I know I can not wait until the season begins.

AMC’s newest original drama series “Rubicon” debuts on Sunday, August 1 with a special two-hour premiere from 8–10pm ET.

If you would like to learn more about Rubicon check out this website:


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ten Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Happy School Year

Twittermoms and Airwear have asked us to post our Ten Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year.  This is in promotion of Airwear’s essay contest at Airwear and fellow TwitterMom, Beth Aldrich, are sponsoring an essay contest for consumers, encouraging parents and care-givers to share how they plan to help their kids live a healthy, safe and successful school year. Families can submit their thoughts by visiting One grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000, while 10 first prize winners will receive vouchers for Airwear lenses valued up to $400. On can learn more about Airwear’s eco-friendly practices and view more of Aldrich’s tips to ensure kids have a healthy, safe and successful school year.

These are the my Top 10 Tips:

1.  Make sure your child gets a good breakfast every morning.  This helps give them the fuel they need to have a good day.

2.  Keep an open dialogue with your child's teacher.  This keeps you in the know of what is going on in your child's school life.  The teacher is more likely to tell you about your child's if they know you care.

3.  Watch your child for any signs of trouble your child may be having.  If you spend time with your child on a daily basis you can see any changes in your child.

4.  Make sure your child gets enough rest.  If your child is rested they can learn more.  It is hard to concentrate when you are tired.

5.  Make sure your child gets a healthy lunch.

6.  Eat supper with your child  every night.  You can learn a lot by listening and what better time to talk then at dinner time.t

7.  Help your child with their homework.  You will know what is going on at school and can learn if your child is having problems with a subject.
8.  Let your child do something after school to unwind before starting their homework.  Golfergirl plays golf.
9.  Talk to your child about safety on the computer and monitor their activities.

10.  Keep an open line of communication with your child.  This way they feel safe telling you anything.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Airwear blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, visit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Do you believe in Superstitions?
I am not really superstitious.

I remember when I was little, my grandmother was very superstitious. If a black cat crossed in front of our moving car, she would make an "X" in the air to "cross out the bad luck"  I remember thinking it was funny. I also remember her being very real about it and not thinking it was funny.  Some other things I remember is not opening an umbrella in the house and not walking under a ladder.

I do remember spending a lot of time as a kid either trying to step on a crack or not stepping on crack depending on if I was mad at my mom at the time. LOL.  You have to remember that game " Step on a crack and break your mothers back"  The game came a halt one day when a friend of mine stepped on a crack and that afternoon her mom hurt her back.  Looking back on as an adult I see where the two had nothing to do with the other but as a kid it scared me to death.

I was given the chance to watch the preview of AMC's newest original drama series "Rubicon" which debuts on Sunday August 1st with a special two hour premiere from 8-10 pm ET.  Rubicon is a thriller for anyone who loves mystery and action shows.  It is based in New York and follows an analyst who finds out no.thing is what it seems in his attempt to figure out what to do next.  He is surrounded by quirky, superstitious co-works that are very intelligent.  They work to solve "codes" found in places you would never expect to find a code.  There are so many superstitions in this show.  The one that got my attention was the one where you are not suppose to let a broom touch your foot.  You will have to watch to see what is suppose to happen when you a broom touches your foot. Can't give everything away now!!

I liked the show and will be setting my DVR to record since Sunday nights are kinda busy at my house.  I love being able to record shows to watch when I need some Mommy time.


Monday, July 19, 2010

The Waiting Game: Tips to Keep Kids Busy Guest Contributor Wendy Toone shares great tips on how to keep your kids occupied when you've got tons of errands to run!

As a mom of two, I know I'm not alone when I say how challenging it is to keep young kids occupied while doing any sort of waiting. And by challenging, I mean "grit-your-teeth, pull your hair out, I can't believe they're doing that in public" challenging. How many times have you had to stop in to the bank for a quick transaction with a toddler in tow, only to find a line so long you think you made a wrong turn and ended up at the DMV. What to do?? You look at your the the very important banking you need to your toddler.... at the line. It may seem like a hopeless situation, but it's not. I'm here to help.

Here are a few of my tried and true tips and ideas to try the next time you find yourself in a queue, a waiting room, on a plane, or any other situation where you may need to keep your little ones quiet and at bay. They've worked for me; I hope they work for you. The basic premise is to keep your child busy. By giving them something specific to do you'll be combating boredom, and may have fun in the process. So, give your toddler a job...Part 1 offers Gross Motor Exercises. In my follow up article I offer some Fine Motor Exercises. And the series will finish with the all-important Cognitive Exercises, to keep your little one thinking all the time.

"Gross" Motor Exercises (exercises for the large muscle groups, not the yucky ones)

Youngsters need to be active. It seems as though they're wired that way. Running, jumping, rolling are all part of everyday life for toddlers - after all, physical and cognitive development is their job. So, since screen time may not be an option, how can we expect them to stand still for any length of time? That doesn't mean you can turn your little one loose in the lobby. But you can encourage the use of large muscle groups, keeping them active but in one spot.

1. Flamingo Stand - have your child extend his/her arms out to the side for balance, then pick up one foot and see how long they can stand on the other foot. Naturally you'll want to make sure you both have a bit of room in case of tips and tumbles. But the goal is not to fall down. The goal is to stay up...counting helps and creates an opportunity for improvement as each time they try they get to higher and higher numbers.

Once your child (and probably you as well) tire of the Flamingo Stand, move on to this one.

2. Little, Big - have your child do basic squats. For those of you who workout, you know how fatiguing it can be to burn those thigh muscles. Your child reaches as tall as she/he can, up on tiptoes, then squats down as little as they can, but staying on their feet. Think duck squat. In fact, you can even give a whispered little "quack, quack" if it helps. You can get big, now get little, as often as you'd like. Be certain not to go too fast.... otherwise you move into jumping, which may require more room than you have at hand.

We adults will probably feel the burning sensation in our legs much sooner than your child; however, you can probably stop at any time and watch your child go, go, go, go.

These are just a couple of gross motor exercises you can do with your child. By the way, why do they call them gross motor exercises? I'm sure you can now think of many others along these same lines. When it comes to waiting on long lines, giving your child something productive to do will make the waiting time pass more quickly. I look for anything to pass the time by. Whether it's Gross Motor, Fine Motor or even just watching digital picture books to exercise your child's brain. You know, whatever it takes. They're only this young once!

Wendy Toone is a child expert having owned and operated a leading franchise children's fitness center and now producing MobiStories, Virtual Books for KidsTM, as well as being a mom to her two children. To experience the world of digital children's picture books, visit

To download a free digital book for your PC visit, click on Summer (in the Ages 2 - 4 category) add it to the cart along with Michelle Obama (Ages 6-10) then enter the code SUM0710 in the Coupon Code Box.

*This advertorial post is sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo The Complete Series Review

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo: The Complete Series

Synopsis: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo is about the adventures of Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Daphne Blake, and Scrappy-Doo chasing after more mysteries.  Now they are joined by a magnificent warlock called Vincent Van Ghoul, who is a cartoon caricature of Vincent Price ( who also provides the voice) and a mischievous boy names Flim-Flam.  Together they have to catch 13 ghosts and put them in a magical "Chest of Demons" that Scooby and Shaggy were  tricked into opening by two sneaky ghosts names Weerd and Bogel.

Release Date:  June 29th

Official Site:

 Buy: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo: The Complete Series

I received the DVD 13 Ghosts Scooby Doo the complete series for doing this review.  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Winner of the CSN 50 GC

Thanks to everyone that entered the contest and I look forward to hosting some more contest with CSN in the near furture.  The winner of this GC is Julie Jones.  I have sent an email to her and she will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be announced.
Julie said...
I'm a follower Julie Jones

Thursday, June 10, 2010



Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with a production budget of 22 million Life is the latest wildlife blockbuster from the BBC's award winning Natural History Unit, the producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet.
Packed with excitement, revelation, entertainment, and stunning screen firsts, this breathtaking ten-part blockbuster presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world.  Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive, individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment, pushing the boundaries of behavior.

Available on DVD:  June 1, 2010
Official Site URL:
Buy: Life

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad Review.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Good Times
Fathers day will be here before you know it.  June 20th in case you did not know LOL.   Dads are such an important part of our lives.  I know my Dad was my world.  I loved  him so much and reading these stories in the book made me think of all the things we did together.  Golfergirl was so excited to get this for her Dad.  She has written something in the book just for him.  He is going to really like it. He does not really like to read but I think that since she took the time to write something special for him he will cherish it always.

Synopsis of book:
Dads of all ages will enjoy these unforgettable stories about:
* The bond between fathers and daughters
* Great Father and son moments
* How dads really do know best
* Dads and sports
* Raising teenagers
* Hero dads

With special chapters for stepfathers and grandfathers!

Click on link: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Good Times in order to buy for your special dad or Granddad in your life.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

CSN Store Giveaway- $50 GC

CSN has offered to give one lucky Golfersmom reader a $50.00 GC to any of there 250 stores.  CSN stores have many items to chose from such as in a mood for a new sleeper sofa or some cookware.  There really is something for everyone at their 250 stores.

These are some of the items I would use my $50 GC on:

Paula Deen Enamel on Steel 5 Piece Soup and Stew Set

Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sand Box and Wading Pool

Cotton Tale Poppy Pillow Patch Set

Those are just some of the things that I would like to have from one of their stores.  As you can see, there is a diversity of items to chose from.

So now that I have you all excited about things you could buy with your $50 GC let me tell you how to win one.

Important to note:
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Please be aware there may be shipping or in case of Canadian residents, international fees for certain products.

How to win:
Mandatory entry is to subscribe to my blog.  The subscription must be active so be sure to check you email to activate your subscription.

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This contest is open until 11:59 pm on June 20th.  A winner will be chosen by Remember to follow the ways to win rules in order for your entry to be valid.  I will send an email to the winner, who will have  48 hours to respond or another winner will have to be chosen.

Thanks so much to CSN for hosting this giveaway.  I did not receive in products in order to do the giveaway.

KN Karen Neuburger Chenille Lounge Socks Review and Giveaway

KN Karen Neuburger
The KN Karen Neuburger® lifestyle brand is synonymous with comfort-inspired fashion apparel and home merchandise. The brand’s comfort promise can be experienced in heritage sleepwear and loungewear for the whole family, crafting products, women’s accessories, bath and body products, hospital apparel, and the KN Luxury Home®
The Chenille Lounge Socks ($15), available at and Bon-Ton stores nationwide, cushion and comfort, with supportive rubber grippers on the bottom which I love.  I am know to be clumsy so this was very much appreciated to help me not fall on my tile floors. 

Golfersmom take on them:
I love to wear socks all the time.  Our house is built on concrete so even with carpet and tile floors it can be cold.  I loved these socks they were so comfortable and warm.  They fit well too.  I have larger calves and these stayed up and did not roll down like some others socks I have worn before. I love the grippers on the bottom of the socks also.  They help when I am walking on the tile floors.  With normal socks I am slipping all over the place but not with these!!!!!

The Giveaway
Caryn from Skirt Publications has been kind enough to offer two (2) of Golfersmom's readers their very own pair of KN Karen Neuburger Chenille Lounge Socks!!
Subscribe to Golfersmom.  Your subscription must be activated so be sure to check your email and activate it. 
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Contest will run until June 13th at 11:59 Central time.  Open to US residents only.  No P.O. Boxes.  Two winners will be chosen using  The winners will have 48 hours to respond to an email that will be sent or another winner will be selected.  
Discloser:I would like to thank Caryn from Skirt Public Relations for providing me with a pair of KN Karen Neuburger Chenille Socks for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are that of my own.

Friday, May 28, 2010

30 th Anniversary DVD review of Caddyshack

This is the 30th anniversary of the movie Caddyshack. Golfersdad loves this movie and was excited when Warner's Brothers sent it out for a review.

Greenskeeper Carl Spacker is about to start World War III- against a gopher.  Pompus Judge Smalls plays to win but his nubile niece Lacey Underall wants to score her own way.  Playboy Ty Webb shoots perfect golf by becoming the ball.
And country club loudmouth Al Czervik just doubled a $20,000 bet on a 10 foot putt.  Insanity? No. Caddyshack.

Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfiled, Bill Murray and Ted Knight tee off for a side-splitting round of fairway foolishness that does for golf what National Lampoon's Animal House did for fraternities and Police Academy did for law enforcement.  With Harold Ramis directing, the virtuoso skills of all four blend into a riotous hole in one for comedy fans.

Available on DVD:
June 8, 2010
The standard definition DVD has been updated with new 5.1 audio and contains special features: Caddyshack: The 19th hole and the theatrical trailer.  The film will also be available day and date on Video on Demand from cable and satellite providers and for electronic download from online retailers.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dallas 13th Season DVD reveiw

I loved watching Dallas with my Mom when I was little.  I remember climbing in her lap and watching Jr. and Bobby.  It was just something we did on Friday nights.  I was excited when I got to review the complete Thirteenth Season from Warner Brothers.  It brought back a lot of wonderful memories.
For J.R. Ewing, Season 13 is as unlucky as a steer at at Texas barbecue.  He starts by lying and cheating Ewing Oil to the brink of destruction and ends by kicking and screaming in a psychiatric hospital.  In between he tries of his pretty young wife, seethes while Cliff Barnes's political star rises and bumps into a past he didn't know he had.  Meanwhile, Clayton and Miss Ellie investigate a multiple-murder mystery, folks from seasons past unexpectedly return to stir up trouble and Bobby stays busy removing J.R.'s knives from his back, chasing after a Pam look- alike, and bringing a new Mrs. Ewing to South Fork.  Y'all come 'round and meet the happy couple!!

I received the DVD series from Warner Brothers. All opinions are mine and are not influenced by receiving the DVD.

Winner of the Macy's Gift Card

The winner is Courtney.  Congratulations.   An email has been sent to Courtney and she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked.  Thanks so much for the  patience while the phone lines were out.  I have a lot more great things coming in the very near future.
Courtney said...
following you on twitter meandbells

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Tennessee Floods

I just wanted to let everyone know that we were affected by the floods in Tennessee. We were very lucky however and all that was affected was our phone and Internet service. I am using my phone to do this post but I can not post pictures from here. As soon as I get Internet back there will be a post about the flood with pictures.

Right now I wanted to let everyone know what was going on and that I have a lot more reviews and giveaways to come.

Please forgive any missspellings. My phone does not let me spell check.

They are saying the phones will be back on MY 20 th

I will pick a winner next week for the Macy's giftcard Thank everyone for their understanding.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Macy's New Impulse Spring 2010 Collection $25 GC Giveaway

I absolutely love fashion, just ask Golfersdad. LOL.  That is the one thing I miss from not working anymore outside the home.  I do not get to buy all the new fashions, but I still get to look.  Macy has introduced the new Impulse Spring 2010 Collection and to celebrate they are giving away a $25 GC to one lucky Golfersmom reader.  The SPRING 2010 Hot List features some of the most coveted items from over 250 Contemporary labels like BCBG, Free People, French Connection, Rachel Rachel Roy, 7 for All Mankind, Splendid and countless more. Some of the major trend ideas for the Spring 2010 season are hinged together by shots of color, from neon pinks, bright yellow, exotic turquoise and fuchsia.

I love shopping at Macy's.  When I get the chance to go there, I just love to take the time to browse the aisles taking my time looking at all the wonderful new clothes. I love the new fashion trends for this summer. I love all of the new fashions.
Is this not the cutest purse ever.
these shoes are to die for.

Enter to win $25 Macy Gift Card:
Go to Macy's look around and come back here to leave a comment about what is your favorite new trend.

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The contest will end on May 12, 2010 at 11:59 Central time. The winner will be chosen by  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will have to be chosen.  Open to US addresses only.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I received no compensation for this post.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Save 85% off Designer Brands

I love Designer Brand clothes but not always the Designer prices.  I have found a website that I would like to share with Golfersmom Readers. Sign up and get access to private sales of up to 85% off retail. Just click on the picture below to sign up for this great newsletter.

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