My favorite kids shoes are...

It has been a long time...My life is great so far...thank the Lord..My daughter and son are doing well...Many of you know that I am pretty big shopaholic especially when it comes to my kids and me ;) ...I have a little foot fetish because you can't have too many shoes right?! My son kinda hates shoes because they are not really that comfortable for him...He is a little bowlegged and he is also a little picky on the shoes he wears..He loves the following companies shoes


BePe Baby are the best!!! http://www.bepebaby.com/


Rileyroos are awesome!!! http://www.rileyroos.com/

Livie and Luca are adorable http://www.livieandluca.com/

Umi are great too http://www.umishoes.com/shop/index.html


Kidorable are the cutest http://www.kidorable.com

Western Chief Kids http://www.westernchief.com/default.php/cPath/25_57


My Review of Tropical Retreat

Originally submitted at Diamond Candles

About this scentWith a hint of the Caribbean, a blend of green bananas, coconuts, oranges & grapefruits takes your nose on a vacation of a life time - right from inside your home! On this journey to paradise, Tropical Retreat is sure to relax you.


By Dee the shopaholic from Jersey City, NJ on 7/13/2012


5out of 5

Pros: Pleasant Scent, Long Lasting, Attractive Design

Cons: None

Best Uses: Gifts, Scent, Decoration

Describe Yourself: Midrange Shopper

I use my candle in my bathroom for the scent and decor



Diamond inside

 Diamond Candles

I discovered Diamond Candles via sneekpeeq.com and thought how cool...you get a candle with surprise inside.  I selected the candle scent, which is soooo good and not obnoxious at all.  I have purchased other candles and the smell is still much to the point you get a headache.  I was amazed that the smell was perfect plus the ring inside is very cute plus the ring could be worth $10 to $5,000. I actually ordered two more candles and I thinking about getting more to give as a gift.  if you are candle lover or a jewelry lover, you must check out


Here is my ring

Background from www.diamondcandles.com

The Diamond Candles Story

Let's start at the beginning of this love story that turned into a business. David met Brenda for the first time in November of 1978 when they were both still in high school. He knew the first time that he laid eyes on her that she was going to be his wife one day. They both realized that they were destined to be together.
David and Brenda Cayton's Wedding
Several years later at a picnic in his parents' back yard, David got down on one knee and proposed to Brenda just two years after their first date. She said yes!
Young, broke, and in love, there was nothing wrong with the world as long as they were together.
Throughout the next year, David worked long hours in construction and had been saving up every penny to be able to buy something nice for his wife for their anniversary. With their anniversary approaching, he went to the local jewelry store to see what type of gift he could afford with his hard earned savings. He soon discovered a diamond ring that he knew Brenda would absolutely love.
With the ring purchased, David rushed to the grocery store to buy a gift bag to put the ring in. He couldn't find any gift bags, but just before leaving he saw some candles. David knew that Brenda loved candles, and he decided to pick one up to go along with the anniversary ring. On his way out of the store, he looked down at the ring in one hand and the candle in the other, and the idea of Diamond Candles was born.


PreSchool this Fall 2012

I recently attended a information meeting for my daughter Preschool for this coming Fall..  I am feeling a mix of excitement and sadness because my first child will be starting the journey of school.  During the meeting, the parent were told the color of the uniforms will be and I started to see my options via The Children's Place, Old Navy and  GapKids.  My daughter's colors are sky blue shirt and navy skort or jumper

   Super cute options




All about the hair baby

Hi everyone... It has been awhile..Life with two kids and a dog is great!!! My little one turned one on the 1st of May and my daughter is now 3 1/2 yrs old..Time is flying.. I recently came across the best hair product for my daughter and myself.  Original sprout is just plain awesome!!! My daughter and I have dry frizzy hair, which makes it hard to comb.  My daughter hated (in the past tense) when I combed her hair.  she would scream NO when she saw the comb in my hand.  I recently ordered Original sprout shampoo and deep conditioner, my daughter and I are in heaven.  My daugthter's hair is sooo soft and sleekly plus she does not care if I comb it.

I am using her shampoo and deep conditioner because Original Sprout is one of the best hair products that I have come across in a long time.  The products are safe for babies and toddlers.  My mother-in-law is amazed by the differences in my daughter's hair.  I highly recommend it especially if your child or you have dry frizzy hair.




Our founder delighted in her newborn daughter's thick hair. Wanting to use the safest bath products led to her trying natural baby shampoos. To her surprise, all the shampoos wreaked havoc her daughter's hair and sensitive skin. To remedy the problem Inga created the first of it's kind, ultra moisturizing natural baby bath & styling products. The benefits of being a master stylist with professional experience & a mother with real life experience culminated into Original Sprout, a globally trusted natural family brand.



No natural or synthetic ingredients linked with estrogen & hormone disruption, cancer & autism such as: Phthalates, Dioxanes 1, 4, Sulfates, Parabens, Formaldehyde, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Acetaldehydes, Styrene, Toluene, Glycol Ethers, Ethylene Oxide, Musk, Lavender or Tea Tree Oils, Clove, Soy, Nonylphenol, Mineral or Petroleum Oils, Triclosan, Eurethane, 1-2 Propylene Oxide, Placenta, Synthetic Colors & Titanium Dioxide or Nanoparticles.

California Safe Cosmetics act:

Original Sprout is made in California. This means the Best Consumer Protection in the U.S. Only California has the Safe Cosmetics Program & Prop 65. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cosmetics/Pages/default.aspx


Original Sprout imports worldwide listing all ingredients ensuring full label disclosure.


Original Sprout is against animal testing of any kind. All products are vegetarian & vegan.


All products are free of insect attractors such as honey & soda fragrances.


Due to independent scientific findings Original Sprout is lavender & tea tree free. Scientists found that gynecomastia, a condition in which boys develop breasts, is linked to using cosmetics with lavender & tea tree which caused estrogen enhancing effects.


Original Sprout is Made in California & Does Not Use Extra Energy on Heating or Air Conditioning. No Extra Packaging (Boxes / Clam Shells) are Used. Recyclable Bottles & Tubes are made from #2 FDA, Phthalate Free Regulated Plastic.  No unregulated plastic is used.  Recyclable Shipping Boxes and Bottles/Tubes are Standard & Made in California. Bio-diesel is used in Company Cars. Easy-Rinse Products For Least Water Usage. Original Sprout Recycles Bottles, Paper, Plastic & Cardboard.