My Opinion For You
August 21, 2010, 8:03 am
Filed under: Uncategorized


If you live in or around the Nashville, TN area, and are looking for a fun way to get in shape, you have got to take a zumba class from!

Rebecca is by far the most talented teacher in town or anywhere that I’ve taken for that matter! 

Check out at!


Mystery Shopping
January 30, 2009, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Love it, Restaurants, Services, Websites

I have been a mystery shopper for about a year and a half now and I love it!  While I’m sure there are other companies out there that are legit, these are the websites that I use. – Tanning – Cheesecake Factory, Sambuca – Palm, Sonic – McDonalds

I am in the process of trying a few more, so if they turn out well, I’ll pass them along too!!

December 16, 2008, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Love it, Services

Gebbs Total Video is an amazing videography service out of Illinois.  They did the wedding and “love story” of my husband’s best friend and his wife.  If you’re in the market for a videographer, they don’t just do weddings.  You can hire them for anything from a dance recital, to a sporting event, to a music video. 

The Love Story was so amazing as it told the story of how the bride and groom fell in love in their own words.  There was also a part where the videographer sort of followed them around for a couple hours and just caught candid moments of them. 

Check out Corey & Amy’s Love Story here!

Check out their wedding promo here!

Check out their website here!

Safety 1st High-Definition Digital Video Monitor
November 23, 2008, 10:16 pm
Filed under: Baby, Love it, Splurge


This monitor has got to be the best video monitor on the market.  In my experience, video monitors can be very frustrating.  They can be blurry, have all kinds of static and interference, and sometime just plain don’t work!  This monitor is a dream come true.  The picture is crystal clear, there is a night vision function that turns on automatically so you can see your little one at night and it’s portable.  The best thing about this is that none of your neighbors will turn on their monitor and see your baby on it.  It’s completely digital and has it’s own wave-length, so it’s 100% private.  It’s definitely on the pricey side, but I got mine for a pretty good deal on ebay and it’s also available used/new on  Babies R Us sells it online but it’s only available in select stores because it’s a relatively new product. 

As for the negatives, I have only found 2.  The camera’s power button blinks.  This is the one that’s in the child’s room.  We were able to fix this by placing a small piece of duct tape over the power button.  Looks a little trashy, but got rid of the blinking in my baby’s room.  The other negative is that the monitor’s signal interferes with our wireless internet.  So, the monitor can’t be on when we’re working online or else the internet won’t work.  Not that big of deal considering the monitor really doesn’t have to be on 24/7. 

I’d love to hear your feedback on this one.  Have you seen/tried this monitor?  What do you think??  What’s your opinion on video monitors in general?

November 23, 2008, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Baby, Don't Love It, Love it

Ok I realize this subject is pretty general, but I’ve just about tried them all and I have different opinions for each of them. 

I’ll start with the good:

Pampers Swaddlers-  Best Diaper on the market.  Why don’t they make these past size 2-3??????????

Huggies Overnites- These diapers are pretty incredible if you ask me.  They appear to have extra padding in the front (for the tummy sleepers) and literally keep my girls dry all night long.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t even count all the times my girls have woken up in the morning with their diapers as big as a bowling ball and then resulting in wet pants/sheets/etc.  These diapers have solved that problem…so far!

Pampers Cruisers/Baby Dry- I used to buy these before the economy crashed.

Generic- I’ve pretty much tried them all.  White Cloud (Walmart’s brand), Walgreens, Publix, & Target brands are all very similar.  Before I found Huggies Overnites I thought they all leaked at night but then realized that it wasn’t necessarily their fault.  Now I usually buy generic for day and the others for night.   A little more complicated, but in this economy, I try to save where I can!

The neutral….

Nature Babycare- Ok, Target sells these eco-friendly diapers and my neighbor referred them to me and they work for her just fine.  I, however, was not a big fan.  They were not very soft and you know when you’ve changed the dirty diaper and you kind of roll it up in a ball and then use the “velcro” tabs to hold it together, well the tabs don’t stick to the diaper, so it won’t stay in a ball.  This was frustrating to me, especially with the really dirty ones.  Now the fact that they are eco-friendly and better for the environment give them huge points which is why they didn’t make it into the bad category, but they are not my first choice. 

And now for the bad…..

Huggies Supreme- While I think these diapers are pretty great, my daughter is allergic to them.  What on earth are they putting in these diapers to make her break out??  And it’s not just diaper rash, there was a perfect outline of a diaper where her skin was irritated.  AND…what’s more….I’ve heard that this is more common than not from her pediatrician!  Isn’t that crazy??  I’m sure there will be somebody to comment against these statements, but hey, I just call it like I see it!

Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe Convertible Car Seat
November 23, 2008, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Baby, Love it, Steal


Ok so when I was looking to buy a convertible car seat for my oldest daughter, I did some research and found out that Britax had the best reputation.  Well, they are also some of the most expensive.  Then I found out that Britax makes a version for Fisher Price that is almost identical to their Marathon model and about half the cost. (YES IT’S MADE BY BRITAX, JUST UNDER THE FISHER PRICE NAME!)  The cheapest place I have found it is at  They also have free shipping!!!  This has got to be the best value out there as far as car seats are concerned!


Mandy Marie Photography
September 26, 2008, 11:11 am
Filed under: Love it, Services

It is absolutely ridiculous the talent this lady has!!!  Check out her website here!  We had a session with her a few months ago and had an absolute blast!  She is very good at getting shots in the moment which is great, especially when you have little ones!  We can’t wait to use her again and again!