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Plus, side note... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
Did you know that every three weeks a child dies from a TV tipping over??
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I know! I had no idea!!
But if you think about it... TV's are getting larger and skinnier all the time, which makes it that much easier for a child to accidentally knock it over.
Don't picture it... it's scary.
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I know... I think I love them.
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Or the, "Eff You Four's," as my Mother likes to refer to them.
Basically, this is a new stage where he knows it all... ignores everything I say.
Listening is not his strong suit.
I thought I wouldn't have to worry about this until he turned 16, but apparently he is a few years ahead of the game.
He is still my little doll, and loves his Mama...
But something about going out in public makes our little man think he is a tough guy... and he is getting VERRRY fresh.
I am having a hard time with it and hate not being able to have an answer for everything that my kids throw my way.
It's my nature to just be on top of it all... but sometimes, you just can't... sometimes they enter a new phase and you're like what the fucking fuck do I do to make this stop??
I got to thinking about this because one of my friends has a newborn, and he's is giving her trouble sleeping (as newborns are known to do)... and sometimes she doesn't know what to do or how to handle it....
I'm on that same playing field with Boyfriend... who is four years older, and stumping me and frustrating me all the same.
We are all trying to figure out the happy medium that can keep our babies happy, loved.... and not acting like spoiled brats.
We are all just trying to avoid the next melt down.... am I right??
Boyfriend's behavior on play dates has been on a downward slope for about a month now (since he got spoiled rotten on his birthday... hmmmm) , and although it makes me FURIOUS when he acts fresh.... I know that this is normal kid stuff.
And that all kids do it...
But no Mom wants their kid to act out... it affects the whole family when someone is acting like they shouldn't.
I try not to take it personally, but I do!
And it's the worst when we get in the car and Boyfriend is instantly like, "Mom. I was so fresh! I am so sorry, I yuv you, will you still marry me my Beautiful Mom?"
Yes... he is a suck up, but he means it too.
He can just be so damn sweet when he wants to be, which is why when he acts like a little troll on play dates, I get so frustrated!!
If only kids came with a book that said how to handle them at every age and stage... starting with conception.
Sadly, if such a book exists, my kids didn't show up with it.
So I'll keep trying to get Boyfriend to cut the 'tude in public, while other Moms try to get their kids to eat veggies, or sleep, or read, or put down the cell phones....
We all have something that we're working on... these kids are a work in progress, ya know???
Every day is a new phase, a new challenge, and a new chance to be a better listener...
For the record, you know I was in deep shit when I actually pulled out the iron.
A few things about me and the iron.
I didn't even know where it lived in my house.
I didn't know how to work it, and I haven't used one since I was 19 years old and Husband (then Boyfriend) watched me literally light one of my shirts on fire.
Anyway... back to the iron.
The funny thing is Husband didn't ask me why I wanted to know how to use the iron.
He should have known something was up.
Anyway, the directions said to put 5 drops of Dawn into two cups of water.
I didn't do that (remember, I ignore the rules, right?).
I took a small cereal bowl, gave the Dawn a good hard squeeze, and then filled the bowl 3/4 of the way up with warm water.
The directions said to dip the white rag into the water and dawn mixture so that the rag was wet, but not sopping.
I actually followed that rule.
Next the directions said to put the iron on low (this is the part where I called Husband and asked how to do that), and leave it on the stain for 15 minutes.
Being that the last time I touched the iron it acted less than neighborly, I followed this rule as well... with caution.
I was very scared.
But it worked. Sloooowly.
You can see the red lifted onto the white rag here.... but it was a super duper slow process.
So I got a little more ballsy (translation: broke the rules again), and cranked the heat a little more, and let
it sit for no more than a minute before removing the iron.
This worked faster and better... but you have to be there to watch it.
And in no time at all, the stain was going, going....
After I took this picture I went back and did a little more ironing and the Dawn got out even more of the juice, this trick is no joke and works like a freaking charm.
I was shocked because I don't actually have good luck with things like this... plus I was totally anticipating Husband putting me on the curb with a For Sale sign around my neck when he found the red stains.
Lucky for all of us... I get to stay, and the red stains are gone!!!
If you've been reading for awhile, you know that people often google "Can I Febreze my vagina?" and find their way to my blog.
You see, once I wrote a post with the word "Febreze," in it... and another time I wrote a post with the word, "Vagina," in it... and well, here we are... at Dr. Our Tiny Place.
It is insane how often "vaginas and Febreze," comes up in the Popular Search category on my blog... (which is basically what people are googling to find me)... for real, there are some strange people out there.
Yesterday when I checked my top searches for the day, at 8 AM... FOUR people had already googled this... which was a new, and disturbing one, even for me:
You got it IN THERE?
Like not on purpose?? Or even worse... on purpose but then like woops, I take it back??
How the eff does one get Febreze IN their vagina?
Nude house cleaning??
You know what... I don't even want to think about it... it is making me feel all burn-y, and I can imagine the scene would smell like body, fresh laundry, and sin.
I wasn't the least bit offended that someone thought I needed Wrinkle Smoother and a Complete Rejuvenation... nope, not one bit.
After a month of using the system, I have both good and bad things to say.
First off... the system is great... and does work.
All of the products felt like good quality on my skin, did not make me break out, and dare I say... may actually be helping to reduce my laugh lines wrinkles.
They also feel very similar to some of the Arbonne products I have used in the past ( I am not picky, except for my Sibu face wash, I will try anything on my face), but don't come with an Arbonne price tag.
Now for the bad... I was unimpressed by the bottles that had push tops.
No matter how often I used them, I still had to bash the Hell out of those tops four or five times to get the product out.
But once I actually got it out... I really liked the quality and will continue using it.
My favorite was the Wrinkle Smoothing cream, it is so THICK, without feeling caked on.
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Which to a Mom of two young ones means: I am entertaining my children non-stop, trying to get their energy OUT OUT OUT, while keeping their current nap schedule, and still being able to function as a wife at the end of the day.
People... it is hard to keep everyone happy and entertained.
Gone are the 5 hours a week that Pre-School gave me to take care of our house and myself and have one on one time with my Girlfriend.
Instead, we have full long days where the kids rise extra early (because the sun is up at like 4 am... wtf is up with that you stupid sun?)...
I try to do a different activity every morning, have nap, and then another small activity in the afternoon, before dinner, bath, and bed.
But people. I am running out of ideas.
Yesterday, it was overcast and drizzly and just pretty disgusting out in general.
But, we've had a ton of rain lately, and even though I am The Rain's #1 Fan... there is only so many days in a row that the kids can watch movies and stomp in the puddles in the front yard.
So I grabbed my favorite (only, but still favorite) babysitter, the Bugs, and the rain gear, and we took off for a quiet pond near our house.
It was the type of thing where I would have gotten exhausted chasing
them on my own, but with two of us, it was actually relaxing, and we
were able to stay for nearly two and a half hours with no complaints.
My Girlfriend, aka, Dr. DoLittle, was all about the poor baby geese who were just minding their own business as she came barreling at them screaming, "HEY DUCKS! YOU SEE ME!?"
I didn't bring any toys, just a few hot dog buns to feed any potentially hungry ducks, and that's it.
It's been months since we last visited this pond, and I wasn't sure what to expect, especially with the rainy weather... but the kids loved it!
The kids stomped in the big sand puddles, threw five thousand sticks and rocks into the water (only narrowly missing each other's heads a few times), picked flowers, chased the poor baby geese, and fed one lonely duck.
We had such a great time and the kids came home and both slept for three hours... thank you fresh air and muddy waters!!
It just goes to show you that kids are always happy to be outside, rain or shine, water up to their knees or snow up to their faces.... as long as it involves getting dirty... they are usually in.
And that... is when the skies opened and the angels looked down on our family and smiled.
Cause do you want to know what happened? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?
The kids played.
They didn't ask for Sippies, or food.
They didn't ask for help, they didn't ask to be picked up, or wiped.
They. Just. Played.
While Husband and I sat near by, in lawn chairs, soaking up some sun.
Dave Matthews sang from a stereo in the distance, and Husband and I just sat in the backyard, together, watching our babies, listening to music, and enjoying the sunshine.
The last time Husband and I laid out together at the same time was OUR HONEYMOON... in 2007.
Plus, hello, people... I got to SIT!!!
And if you know me at all, you know I am not a
sitter, I am a "run around like a chicken with my head cut off-er"...
for nearly two glorious hours on that beautiful Sunday morning... no
one needed me to chase them, to wait on them, to carry them, to push them on the swings, to help them in the tree fort... nothing... no one needed me, and so, I
It was amazing, not just for us, but for them too, because I think everyone does better with a little space and fresh air.
So for around $250, some sand in my stomach, and a few trips to Lowe's...
We got to have an entire morning of peace and quiet...
My senses were on high alert because I am not used to sitting still, so I can tell you exactly what it smelled like, looked like, sounded like... and even tasted like (sand, duh)...
But instead, I'll just say this; It. Was. Wonderful.