Saturday, June 14, 2014

#T.L.C. VoxBox #P&Geveryday™ VirtualVox #Surf's Up VoxBox I'm excited I can't wait to do reviews for them

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  • Surf's Up VoxBox

    Surf's up!
    I am very excited to share with my readers that I'm a member of influenster and I get all these great products coming in the mail. I'll keep you all posted on how long it's going to take 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

McDonald's Towing - Home Review


McDonald's Towing - Home

Alexa Traffic Rank for 18,841,
24-Hour Towing. We provide a fast, convenient towing service 24 hours a day so you can get back on the road. Lock Outs. Ever locked yourself out of your car?

2975 Interstate Pkwy, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49048
(269) 342-0973

I want to start of by saying I'm a blogger and I write blog reviews think mystery shopper and I can't keep how awful customer service was today 6/11/2014 at 3;00-3:30 pm who ever was the jerk who answered the phone after waiting 2 hours yes 2 hours! when originally told by a different person that it would only be 60 minutes clearly someone needs some customer service training. When we called back wondering why we were waiting a hour and a half we were told by a customer service jerk that "he hardly has time to wipe his own ass let alone tell someone about where their tow truck driver is" When asked for an apology he said is the driver there and long and behold the driver finally showed up after waiting for the jerk to answer the phone 20 minutes later after being on hold. When asked to drop his attitude and at least respect the customer enough to say they were sorry and that is wasn't his job to please the customer he proceed to tell us that we were lucky enough to get service there at all. I filed a complaint but I'm a blogger and blogs drive traffic either way to a company or to a company by word of mouth marketing. He also informed us that is wasn't his drivers job to call us if they were going to be past the 60 minutes yet the person who we spoke with before hand said the driver said 60 minutes as a extra time might be needed do to other issues that will arrive and if we don't see the tow truck driver with in the 60 minutes to call. When we called I couldn't tell what place I called the guy said hold a second really why would I hold if I go the wrong number. oh yeah mind you were were stuck in the 90 minute parking zone down town to keep safe and out of the way. guess what we could have gotten a ticket but lucked out. You can check the recorded voice recording that's kept for quality control yeah quality of mr jerk who refused to give his name never even greeted us with his name. Said go a head file a complaint they keep sending us clients any ways. Let me guess he's employee of the month right ??? so I would like the director of the company to call us because I know you don't want word of mouth to get out that I found a much better towing company with greater reviews. I have never had such awful customer service the pass the buck syndrome needs to stop and he should be grateful he even has a job just as we should be grateful we even got service today.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 #BuzzAgent product review #GotItFree #ClearItUp @PaulasChoice

 Another place I get products to review on my blog is from BuzzAgent.  If your a blogger or just like some freebies in exchange to do product reviews and telling your friends about products you love then this is the place for you their marketing motto is word of mouth marketing and it seems to be doing rather well for them and heck if they want to send me packages who am I to say no?

As a 31 year old women I figure I'd earn my battle scars from breakouts and I would be done with pimples blackheads and redness. Nope even with birth control pills my skill still freaks out when I'm stressed. I tend to get blackheads on my nose chin and around my nose and a few pimples from time to time. I tried Paula's choice for a week and I have to say I thought it would dry out my skin but my skin felt more moisturized. I clearly found something to help clean the blackheads my stubborn blackheads are there but the redness in the pimples left and that makes me happy, I my face feels really clean I wish I could have gotten full size kit instead of just the sample because I can't fully test out sample products so this was just a demo and a trial. over all I think my face is going to be super clean

before I can't believe I'm showing this one


Monday, June 9, 2014

Mail call: Influenster #TLCVoxBox Review


Amanda Ripsam  copyright 
Mail call:

I receive most of my products for review from Influenster. Influenster is a blogging community that connects brands with bloggers so that they may try out new products, and spread the word via various social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, among others with that said my views are my 100% my own. This however was a positive experience all the way around and who don't like getting packages at their door step

Here is more details of what I got inside:

#PassthePuffs sample pack
Having a little one around, allergy season, and stocking up back to school is all the reason to have to buy Puffs tissues. Wish I had more than just one sample pack.   I really enjoy having something that helps the kids to NOT wipe their noses on their clothes. When school starts Puffs are my go to tissue brand I will supply for my 7 year old daughter school .  


I really enjoy Avon really I'm 31 and have always been on the lookout for, great skin products check out my other reviews in my blog. I have ivory fairskined tone, redhair and sensitive skin. With that said I am the number one target that skin care product companys basically give me stuff to try. I think company’s want me to try because if I don’t react to it then they can bet their product works well for almost everyone else.  I've tried them all from drug stores, department stores and infomercials and from inexpensive to expensive.  I can't find anything that has worked as well. This product seems to zero in on the skin concerns of women my age It helps with the dry parts of my skin I have combo skin and dark circles this stuff is a great under eye cream just make sure you don’t get too close to the lower lash line as there’s sun screen in it. I wasn’t too fond of the texture at first it reminded me of what would happen if I mashed up the pink baby powder and kinda smelt that way too but I gave it a try the win burn on the upper lip I had as well as my dark circles started to look better. So far I did not break out and my pores are looking great and not clogged up.

Neo to Go in action!
Totally was excited to get this with camping season coming up were leaving for camp from the 17-21 and you can bet I’ll be putting this in my purse. I can understand why Dr’s recommend Neosporin to Go Sure the Neosporin is great but when you make it travel size  it’s just to grab and go to make sure any cuts are taken care of sooner and protected better to help heal the skin faster.
Tag it #NeoReady

the many uses for Ivory!
Ok so call me cheap I refuse to buy laundry soap and when this arrived in my package I was giggling as this is my secret ingredient in my laundry soap that I make. When you have as much clothes to wash as I do between hubby step kids Bella myself you find ways to not to have to spend 10 bucks every week cause that an extra 40 I can put in my pocket. I love Ivory it’s one of the few soaps my redhead sensitive skin don’t react to in fact Ivory is one of the soaps my Dr tells me to use. I don’t use it for showers I use it for laundry soap as I mentioned I simply grate the soap up and melt it down then I have my base for my laundry soap.
Pin the #SudLife



the Breyers #GelatoLove display in-store!

Was it really so good to leave the freezers empty?

I'm sure the free coupon I got for it didn't help keep this goodness in the store freezer. 

Guess so I couldn’t find any yet. Know of a place that has a shelf full near Otsego Michigan ?



Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wicked Cool, LLC Crashlings

These tiny creatures landed in my mail box last week I thought how interesting and kinda cute.

I received these little Crashlings for exchange for a review no other compensation was given. 
  After a week of letting my 7 year old daughter play with them, we have come to the conclusion that this a boys Toy. At first I thought maybe it could be for both boys or girls but it didn't keep my 7 year old daughter's attention much longer then five minutes. I am sure a little boy her age would be able to play with these for hours as I think these are cool. The only issue is the flying aspect they are suppose to pop and fly and the thing a ma jig space looking green thing it's suppose to flip and wow it startling more then it's functional it didn't pop or fly the little alien dudes.  I would recommend this for boys I think it would make a great car ride toy or quiet time toy for the boys. Put on a tray and the boys can be busy for hours. If you have a girl unless she has brothers her age and wants to keep up with the boys she probably will be like my kid and not keep her interest. 
I am grateful I got to try the Crashlins as a blogger one of my passions being able to try items before I buy.  I'll be picking these up for nephews or for friends who have boys.  

About Wicked Cool, LLC
Wicked Cool, LLC is a Pennsylvania-based toymaker with offices in Pennsylvania, California and Hong Kong. Wicked Cool has a diverse portfolio of playthings for all ages.  Founded in the Summer of 2012, the Wicked Cool Toys partnership team consists of Michael Rinzler, Thomas Poon and Jeremy Padawer.  The company with a team of more than 30 strong in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, and Santa Monica develops and brings to market proprietary lines and licensed product, including Crashlings™, My Girl’s Dollhouse™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, WWE®, Garfield, The Wiggles®, Disney Princess®, Minnie Mouse®,  Marvel®, Batman®, Superman®, Iron Man®, Sponge Bob®, Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer®, Monster Jam®, and Wild Kratts®. Visit and follow the Company on both Facebook and Twitter.    @wickedcooltoys


Amanda Ripsam Swaggable

·  Amanda Ripsam Swaggable got my package but I cannot do a review if I cannot use the product so sad to have to blog about this
this is my second one I even got packages sent that I never got. I never have issues with the ones that are not liquid but for some reason they can't figure out how to package liquid like it's brain surgery lol
That seems like a small sample.
It’s a super small sample no there's no points to review it just the perk of this very small sample. Samples like this make it difficult to review it fully
I'm surprised they would send such a tiny sample and expect you to write a review.
yep I am too the pictures look like it's a lot bigger I do get influenster stuff to review and never had a issue with influenster either but they send their stuff in boxes not envelops
And of course I couldn't share this on the swaggable wall so I'll have to email this to the owners got to find the contact for the director

I wouldn't normally do a review for something so tiny. Not worth my time if it isn't worth $25 or more. It takes me a while to write a review and it better be worth my time. I would contact the company and ask them if they would like a bad review or no review.

 I tried to post this to swaggable's facebook page and it says it can't be posted at this time. We will see what happens the reviews do take some time and it needs to be compensated in some way other than a package full of goop

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's make something loud and clear here people. 22q vcfs digeorge rant.

I have a father who has digeorge 22q vcfs a rare genetic condition that may or may not been passed on but a paternal person with 22q digeorge vcfs has a 50 50 chance of passing it on to the next generation and that's where I come in. I am a 31 year old adult with digeorge vcfs 22q. That's not the only people in my family who have this rare genetic disorder. My three siblings have it too I have two brothers and a sister who have this we lost one of my brothers at the age of 6 he passed away. 
I gave birth when I was 24 years old. My beautiful daughter who is now 7 has this rare genetic disorder as well. Remember that 50 50 chance. 
On another note NOT 100 percent of any of us in my family have the EXACT SAME SYMPTOMS AND NEITHER OF US HAS HEART ISSUES. yes I am yelling it to get my point across because apparently after 10 years of being active in the online community people like to ignore me. Guess what I have a blog now and it's out there on the internet and until I take this down it's staying put. 
Oh let's not test everyone for digeorge 22q vcfs because of the higher rate of abortions that will happen while that's why you don't need to to testing during your pregnancy you can have a Fist test people look it up. I had a vaginal pregnancy and could have had a child with or with out the disorder remember that 50 50 chance. My family history suggested a stronger chance I suppose.  I have met family's who all have been tested and guess what you guessed it only one person has it. It's called a random deletion there are even additions that can be added to chromosomal disorders. 
We are not all cookie cutters just like we were all created unique in every form from the fibers of hair on our heads to the cells inside our body's we are not all alike. Not all of us have Bipolar or behavior issues. Not all of us have what Bella and I have you know how I know this with out a reason of a shadow of a doubt I have a father three siblings and a daughter who all have this I've seen and experience it all first hand from having it my self. 
you treat the symptoms that pop up which can be many many symptoms that add up or can be one major symptom or mystery symptoms that have no exact name that last for years with out it being mentioned like my gasteropieses, or massive hitial hernia or a space below my diaphragm and esophagus or the multiple gallstones that I can't get operated on because of the gasteropieces and I have to make life as comfortable as I can.  Oh and do I look like I have anything wrong with me besides the anger on my face at the moment at the lack of understanding and knowledge from medical professionals?  It all depends where on the arm band that this genetic deletion happens. Rare genetic deletion on a chromosomal arm band is the ONLY thing we have that is 100% alike the rest of our genetics and DNA from our parents play a Huge factor into why were don't all have the same symptoms. any questions ???
Please study genetics people !!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Running, Millage club, Proud Mommy, and 22q Digeorge VCfS Leg Pains.

Bella has Been a fantastic runner even with her leg pains at night, do to the digeorge vcfs 22q she's up some of the nights on active days due to crying in pain after she's played hard or has run a lot. The reason is she get's knot's behind her knees, so stretching her leg's are necessary before each activity that has her running example her millage club, gym, when we go for walks or she plays at the park we have stretches for her to do such as a cat stretch, star fish stretch and snake. We also put her leg's elevated so the swelling goes down the dr told us if she don't do stretches and we can't get the knots out she'll have to have shots and were going to attempt everything else under the sun before I have her endure shots. The Dr she sees is amazing and is on board with me so we make sure she has her work outs stretches and routines. 
During the school year the kids run and Bella earned 15 miles. That's a lot for for someone so little with so much leg pains. She's a trooper and I encourage running because it does help strengthen her legs. 
This summer I'm going to look into a bike for her we finally found her a new Ot and Pt place that will accpet her children's special health insurance and I'm so glad she's gone three weeks with out it her first day will be towards the end of June so she's not missing too much more school. 
She has a up coming appointment for U of m for the craino anomalies program there she will see around 10 specialist dr all day. so from 10 am until 3 we see different dr's she's a trooper and is used to the poking and prodding of drs. Every time she has a blood pressure cuff or anything she is willing to corporate.  We also have found a new gastroenterologist for Bella. This is why I haven't had much time to Blog during the day I been coordinating with insurance and Dr's offices and when I'm not doing that I'm enjoying the warmer weather.

Monday, May 19, 2014

#Seventh Generation Campaign/Mom Bloggers Club's brand campaigns.

As a mom I am grateful for companies like Seventh Generation that makes safe non toxic chemical that wont harm my children. My 7 year old get's into everything and I would hate if she ever got into any of my chemicals so I keep them locked up and up in a high spot in the house as requested by poison control to help keep children safe from harmful chemicals we need to keep chemicals out of reach what about skin contact there was a brand which I wont mention their name that I once used many moons ago thinking it was safe enough to spray my counters with. Boy was I wrong, my daughter touched the counter with her arm and developed a rash this is after I clean and wiped the counter with the spray and wiped it off there was residue left and when my daughter went to sit and color her arm touched the table I was thankful it was non toxic and the dr said to just put some cream on it and it would heal up asap. Which I'm thankful it did. I'm sure the company is thankful it did too :)  Safer chemicals benefits not only moms with kids but protects companies from lawsuits and other potential troubles. besides who does most of the cleaning in your house I bet it's a women or a mom. just a hunch at least that's the way it is in my house with my husband working a lot of hours I'm the one stuck with the clean up and what company wouldn't want to encourage non toxic and environmentally safe chemicals. Just think with less of the bad stuff in your products you can lower your product price points and actually make more money off your product as even more people would buy safer products especially if it's made right here in the USA.

Seventh Generation just reached over 100,000 signatures on its Seventh Generation just reached over 100,000 signatures on its web site to tell Congress that parents believe in safer chemicals. Now we would like to spread the word about their great work reaching so many parents. web site to tell Congress that parents believe in safer chemicals. Now we would like to spread the word about their great work reaching so many parents. 

Seventh generation needs your signature to help Seventh Generation just reached over 100,000 signatures on its please sign to tell Congress that parents believe in safer chemicals. Now we would like to spread the word about their great work reaching so many parents.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and has never been updated. Some people might assume that the chemicals used to make products sold in the U.S., like toys and food containers, are regulated and tested for safety — but they are not. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently available for use in the market. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) grandfathered in 62,000 chemicals when enacted in 1976 and over 20,000 have since been added. The EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Now is the time to update the regulation on these chemicals.
Tell your lawmakers to help protect our families from sketchy chemicals

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Pictures taken of the Parent to Parent plant sale.

Parent to parent plant sale
Our family enjoys volunteering for a worthwhile cause, Parent to Parent is a non-profit community organization offering services at no cost to families who have children with disabilities or special needs. Founded in 1998, Parent to Parent serves families in 9 counties and collaborates with other organizations. Since our inception, we have assisted over 1200 families through mentor support, referrals, information, recreation opportunities, a bi-monthly newsletter, parent network meetings and informal social events.
We offer families the following types of assistance:


  • Emotional support and guidance through the use of mentor parents who can validate and share experience and hope.
  • Monthly parent network meetings
  • Connections to support groups
  • Informal connections to other parents


  • Quick and easy access to information about their child’s disability through our website and library.
  • Information about:
    • Financial assistance
    • Early On® in their county for infants and toddlers
    • Community resources, both public and private, including recreational programs.
    • Child care and respite options.
  • Training, both formal and informal, on how to foster parent/professional partnerships.
  • A bi-monthly newsletter on issues specific to raising a child with special needs.

Partnering with professionals

Parent to Parent is committed to collaborating with professionals in meeting the needs of their clients. Referrals are accepted from doctors, hospitals, social workers, psychologists, therapists, educators, child care providers, etc.
Services available to the community include, but are not limited to:
  • Educational Seminars/workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Presentations specifically focused on parenting children who have special needs
  • Inclusion Support/Disability Awareness Training

Mission Statement

Parent to Parent of SW MI promotes opportunities for children with disabilities and special needs to fully participate in society through the support and education of families and communities.

This weekend our family volunteered to help with the largest event they have of the year to help raise money for the amazing services they offer.