Saturday, September 28, 2013

Camera Critters: Butterflies

I  really love butterflies. I'm sure most people do.

This summer the lake at the campground had so many butterflies. Anyone know what attracts the butterflies to the beach/sand?

At some points there was at least 20-30 butterflies hanging out together on the sand.

Well here is some pics & a video I took.

Video:  (click full screen for better viewing - shows butterflies flying around)

Camera Critters

Cowboy Up! Review

I have another product I want to share with you. It is called Cowboy Up!

I know this may be a delicate subject for some. But this is something many married couples face. This is for men who are are looking for an alternative from Viagra or Cialis.

Here is product info. for you:

  • Improves intimacy in your marriage relationship
  • Enhances your sexual capabilities, well being and stamina
  • Intensifies sexual pleasure and satisfaction
  • Produced from all natural ingredients
  • Effective up to 3 days
  • For men only
  • No prescription required

my thoughts:
If you and your spouse are would like to improve this area of your relationship, then I would recommend this product to you. I like the packaging on this product. It is really cute and I like the name also - Cowboy Up!

here is some more information from the company:

it lasts longer, he lasts longer and it costs only a fraction of the price. You will love that it is all natural and requires no prescription!
Due to many different factors, many men today suffer from erectile dysfunction posing serious problems for many marriages.  This is not just a problem for older men.  Most men do not seek help because of embarrassment or cost.  Our all natural COWBOY UP Marriage Enhancement Pill helps to improve intimacy in your marriage relationship and bring you closer to your spouse then you have been in years. Enjoy the pleasures of intimacy that God has intended for your marriage.  You and your spouse will love it.

I like that is all natural and doesn't require a prescription. If you would like more information on this product and to purchase Cowboy UP - visit these links:


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

PB Crave Review

Hi guys, I got some PB Crave to review.

Some Product info:

Changing peanut butter to change the world

PB Crave is different — because we’re actually making a difference.

Our goal is to help save the lives of 2 million children. A minimum of 2% of the profits from every jar of PB Crave peanut butter goes directly to Project Peanut Butter, a non-profit organization focused on treating malnourished children. In addition, we are creating awareness so others will give to Project Peanut Butter directly. Around the world, malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children under five. It doesn’t have to be — Join PB Crave and help change the world.

Make a donation at

My thoughts on product:

I received four jars of the PB Crave. It comes in these flavors: Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, Choco Choco & Coco Bananas. These are all delicious. I am a huge peanut butter fan, but never really tired any flavored kind until now. 

They are all great and my family really likes the Razzle Dazzle flavor. I, myself really liked the Coco Bananas flavor.

One of my guilty pleasures is having some kind of peanut butter snack. Either on toast or crackers, etc.


Well now, I don't have to feel guilty eating the PB Crave peanut butter. Because they contain all the goodness you want, without any of the bad stuff. For instance they contain no hydrogenated oil, no artificial flavors,  & no high fructose corn syrup. And there is more great stuff about the PB Crave (too much to go into here). So please visit  for all the complete details on this product!

Buy it: PB Crave can be found at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Markets. Visit website to use their store locator to find store near you.

Further info: Please visit Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern's OpenSky Page and video review on PB Crave

What flavor would you like to try?

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

(*first two pics supplied by sponsor. Last picture I took myself of the PB Crave that I received)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sponsored: Move to the “Head” of the Class – Visit for Head Lice Resources

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting . I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Unfortunately, head lice are common in elementary schools – about one out of every 100 elementary school children becomes infested.

Most parents would agree, the letter home informing of a head lice outbreak is not a welcome sight. The question of “What do I do?” is common. Knowing the facts beforehand can help you resolve the situation quickly.

The Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice website aims to help you do just that. Created by head lice experts (and moms) for other moms, families and communities to learn about head lice—what they are, what
they look like and how to treat them.

The site offers a variety of tools including:

So if you are trying to get rid of head lice, or a parent who always likes to be prepared,visit  Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice for more information.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Omega-3DX Review

Hi, I received the following products to review: Omega-3 DX

Here is some product info:

Adult Gummy Omega-3 DX provides 454 mg of Tuna Oil and 100 mg of DHA per serving in gummies that are easy to chew and swallow. Omega-3 DX is gluten free, made with natural flavor using color from natural sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for health. Omega-3 DX is a delicious way to take fish oil without the fishy aftertaste.Omega-3 DX provides a pure, natural source of essential fatty acids from deep sea, cold water fish. Omega-3 is vital for optimal metabolism, cardiovascular health and hormone production.

My take on product: 

I may have mentioned before that I have an aversion to swallowing pills. I think I know where it stems from, but without getting in to it, let me just say I do not like taking pills.

So when I was asked to review one of a Adult gummy vitamins I thought that sounded really cool. I was able to pick which one I like from the website: Natural Dynamix.

I have been hearing a lot about how good Omega-3 is for you. So I really wanted to try those. As some one who doesn't like pills these are great. Just chew and sallow! I've been taking two a day, as recommended and they really taste great!

If you would like to check out the Omega-3DX for yourself please visit the website. You can purchase a bottle of 60 gummies for $29.99. There are other Adult gummies on the website, such as Calcium DX, and Fiber DX. 

View the complete line at Natural Dynamix. Also visit them on their other social media links:


I really recommend the Omega-3DX gummies and am happy with the taste, convience, and the health benefits I am getting by taking them! 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Camera Critters An Odd Duck

Over the Summer when we went camping, we met a cool duck. He was a pretty friendly duck.

He would come around the beach a couple of times a day. And he would get pretty close to you. Usually looking for food.

I heard the lifeguards call him, "Charlie."

I have no idea what kind of duck this is. To me he is an odd duck. I kinda now somewhat about birds, but this is a new one to me. Anyone have any idea what kind of duck this is?

Anyway, here's Charlie. Of course when I finally got around to get his picture he wasn't being very cooperative:

Camera Critters

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Perfect Time for using a picnic basket

I do not know about you, but I love having a picnic. And this is actually a perfect time of year to do that. The weather is great for a picnic. It's almost fall, but it is not to cold and not to hot out. So it will make for a great day to spend outdoors.

It's fun to pack different foods for a picnic. Planning one is almost as fun as having one. What can make for a great picnic too, is having a real picnic basket to put everything in. It will make it a very enjoyable experience for everyone.

I used to have a picnic basket, but I think I may have lost it when I moved. I would love to get a new one. It makes a regular picnic into either a fun one or a formal one. Whatever you would like. I think I will look on this website that sells them. It's an online outdoor store and you can order picnic baskets and other accessories that go with it!

Do you and your family like to go on picnics? If so, do you have a picnic basket? Maybe you should look into buying one too!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Time for Heater Maintenance

Hey everyone. How are you doing today? I want to write to you about something that I think is really important. And it is something you should really start to think about sometime soon.

Now that the Fall and Winter seasons are almost upon us, it is time to consider if you need some heater maintenance. I have been doing some research on this. And I came across a company called Aramendia Dallas. They are Plumbing, Heating & Air experts. 

They can really help you with heater maintenance and also with gas furnace installation. I found some really useful information. And I want to pass some of this onto you, that I learned from their website. 

First of all  regular maintenance is the key in preventing heating problems. One such way to do that is some simple measures. Like cleaning the system. Doing this can prevent clogs and malfunctions in the unit. Regular maintenance in the long run will save you money, because it can prevent any big problems. 

There are a lot of different tips for you to keep your heater at top performance. And this will really help you to cut down on your energy costs. One is, you should make sure that your furnace is always operating at its fullest. This is where the company Aramendia can come in. They can inspect your heating unit for you. 

This will then improve the heaters efficiency. They can also then make any necessary repairs for you. There are also a few more things you can do. And some you can do yourself in between inspections. One is to pay attention to the temperature in your house. If you notice a difference - if it is hotter or colder then the thermostat says, then you should call to have it looked at.

Another tip is to that you should clean the unit. Your furnace can collect dirt so it should be cleaned. It also probably should be cleaned by a professional though, since there are wire connections involved. So please contact someone to do this for you.

Also one simple thing you can do, that is often overlooked is to change your filter. Filters can be purchased at almost any hardware store and they are fairly inexpensive. This simple thing you can do - though can really improve your furnace's performance. And it will then help it to function properly.

There are a few more things that you can do to help you to maintain top heater performance. One is to check for leaks. Another one is to shut it off. The first one is obvious, if you smell gas then you have a leak and should call a professional right away. The second one is if you have a furnace somewhere that isn't going to be used for the winter then you should shut it off. Makes sense!

For more tips on heating and gas furnace installation please visit Aramendia Dallas. And for professional help and services check their website today! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Information was taken from Aramendia Dallas. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pictures from Trip Home

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I traveled on an Amtrak train up to visit our family. It is a long trip on the train - over 10 hrs (one way.) But anyway here is some pictures I took while we were there.

Daughter at Amtrak station (gotta bring the One Direction pillow) 

Every year we visit a park in my hometown - they have these sprinklers going in the summer:

We did some miniature golfing: 


Healthy Living Tips

I like this time of  year. One of the reasons is if you have planted a vegetable garden, you can start harvesting your veggies.

I think this is a great healthy eating tip. If you can use homegrown or even fresh vegetables in your recipes. I wasn't able to plant much of a garden this year. But one year I remember planting zucchini. I had so many zucchini. It was really terrific!

My family loves zucchini bread. So we made a lot of it that year. Just thinking about it I really want to make some now. Maybe I'll pick up the ingredients at the store later. And I found a recipe for gluten free zucchini bread, that I really want to try out. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hair Fashion Accessories

Do you ladies like to wear hair accessories? Perhaps you do, and maybe your daughters do too, like mine.

I know my daughter is really interested in hair fashion. She is always wearing different hair accessories. Like headbands, bows, etc. She is always looking for a new and or different idea about how to wear her hair.

Is there any new trends that you are all seeing with hair fashion? One that I have noticed lately that is super cool is extensions. I know some girls that are wearing different kinds of extensions.

Some hair extensions that I saw are from Fine Featherheads. It is like weaving feathers into your hair and looks really awesome. I saw some hot pink ones the other day. Another thing you might have seen is the hair chalk. You can color your hair really neat colors with the chalk/tint. And the thing that is good about those is they wash out in the shower.

So there is no commitment - if you don't like it it washes right out. My daughter really wants to try those. Do you think you or someone you know would like to try those. How about purple, blue or one called green envy in your hair? Let me know in the comments if you have any other ideas on hair fashion! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mellow Yellow - My favorite flowers

Last of these flowers blooming outside my front door. Last remnants of Summer. 

I love these flowers & humming birds do too. Until next year beauties :)

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Custom Hand-Crafted Gifts Review

Hi all! I have a cool review for you. It is from the company called Schaefer Inc 82

They make customized mugs, glasses and wine glasses. They even have an array of unique and hand-crafted jewelry. 

Here is a brief description of the product:

Each glass can be made completely custom! You can pick out every single detail and we will make it. We offer our products very affordably! They are such a unique gift or great for special events! The are top rack dishwasher safe.

My review:

I was very happy to be able to pick out a glass and have it designed the way I wanted it. I saw the pink sparkles/glitter in the picture above and wanted that on my glass. I also said I wanted a butterfly. 

I guess I could have been even more specific if I wanted too, but those were the two things I said I wanted. So this is what my glass looks like:

The front and back of glass pictured above.

I was very pleasantly surprised by the design on my glass. I really love it! And is a really nice glass to drink out of. It also came very nicely packaged and shipped too.

If you would like your own customized glass, mug etc. Please visit their Website for more information and pricing info.

Also visit them on Facebook:  Schaefer Inc 82

I was thinking these would make great gifts, party favors or how about like Bride & Groom glasses? What kind would you like? 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WW - First Day of School

I have a bunch of other pictures from my recent family trip. But yesterday was the 1st day of school. So instead gotta post those.

8th and 12th graders!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Message me for an Invite to Influenster

Hi guys. If you have seen some of my recent posts - then you will know I have been getting some products from a site called Influenster.

I have gotten a lot of cool products from them. If you would like to join it then you need an invite. I have 4 more invites left. If you would like one of them - then either leave your email in the comments or send me an email at secook2 at gmail dot com.

I will email you the invite and then you can join Influenster! Where you can qualify for free products for testing purposes. Such as the Palmolive products I got recently or the Pond's BB+ cream!