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Friday, April 30, 2010

National Mom's Night Out

I am Celebrating National Mom’s Nite Out: the Ultimate Celebration of Motherhood

I am so excited about national mom's night out! I am going to go hang out at a local mall who is participating in the event. I can't wait to see what they have planned!

What are you doing for National Mom's Night out?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Making a difference can be so simple!

Sometimes we forget how easy it is to make a difference in someone's life. It could be the kind words we say to the stranger on the street. Maybe the hug we give to our friend in the store. Maybe telling our children we love them everyday. Or maybe just a simple phone call made to a friend in need (even if we don't know they need it).

Today I want to thank Jammie at The Neat Things In Life for writing about Matt Kennon's song The Call! I am greatful that I took a moment and listened to this beautiful song because it reminded me of how easy it is to affect someone's life in a positive way.

I hope that you will take a moment and listen for yourself and let me know what you think! Right now you can download The Call for free! I you enjoy this as much as I did!

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation at all for this post. This post is based on my opinion and my opinion only.

Yo Yo mini lip gloss review and giveaway!

I had an awesome opportunity to review the Yo Yo Lip Gloss. These lip glosses appealed to me for so many reasons. As most of you know I have a two year old daughter which means I always have my hands full and never have time to dig for lip gloss. Secondly my pocket book is a disaster even if I did have time to dig I would probably give up before I found it. For these reasons I have not bothered buying lip gloss in quite awhile even though I have always enjoyed using it.

When I saw the Yo Yo Mini Lip gloss I knew my problems were solved. These nifty tiny tubes of gloss are on a retractable string that you can attach to your belt loop or your pocket! That means no more digging through your pockets or pocketbooks to find your lip gloss! What more can a lady ask for.

Of course you know me there is always more! These lip glosses also have sparkles in them! They are tinted and they taste great! Yo Yo Mini Lip Glosses are available in

One thing that I was concerned about when I first saw them was that you squeeze them to get the gloss out. While that is not at all an issue, I was concerned that I would be wasting lip gloss by accidentally squeezing it when the top was on. After opening the lip gloss I found that there is a small stopper on the lid which prevents the lip gloss from coming out when the lid was on.

I was also excited to find that Yo Yo is coming out with many new products later this year! This will include eyeshadow, retractable lip sticks, and more. So be sure to keep checking back for more great products!

I would definitely recommend the Yo Yo Mini Lip Gloss to my friends, family, and readers!

Would you like your own Yo Yo Mini Lip Gloss you can buy them by clicking here!

Its giveaway time! This time we are going for 3 winners! Each winner will receive 4 Yo Yo Mini Retractable Lip Glosses and a Yo Yo T-Shirt!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Yo Yo Lip Gloss and tell me your favorite product! Be sure to leave me a way to contact you if your email is not available from your profile.

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6. Follow breasmommy on twitter
7. Copy and paste the following tweet then leave me a comment with the link to your tweet. You can do this daily!
         Yo Yo Mini lip gloss giveaway! 3 winners to receive 4 mini lip glosses & tank top @breasmommy @yoyolipgloss http://tinyurl.com/33jbus2

Giveaway Rules . . .
Open to US residents
Must be 18 years or older
Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on May 12, 2010
Winner will be notified by email and will need to email me the shipping address within 48 hours!
There must be an easy way to reach you either have your email address in the comment or linked through your profile

Disclosure: The opinions in this review are my own. I did receive a 4 pack of Yo Yo Mini Lip Glosses and tank top from Yo Yo Lip Gloss to for review purposes. No other compensation was received.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Here come the carnivals!

Brea and I went to our first carnival of the year and I just had to share the pictures! She had a blast of course! I can't wait to get her to Disney World I can't imagine how excited she will be!

The twirling cups
It makes me dizzy, but didn't bother her a bit!
Check out her hands she even figured out how to get it to turn!

She rode the croc too
It was a little jerky, but she did just fine!

No pictures to share of the mega slide (I had to go down with her) She made me climb up those stairs 3 times. Keep in mind I am scared of heights and it was really really high up. I thought I was going to have a heart attack every time she stumbled a bit! Guess what! Yeah thats right it scared me, but she did just fine!

Her favorite ride of all had to be the dragon roller coaster! She rode it over and over! I have a couple of pics, but none of just her so I could not post them. I can't believe my 2 year old already likes roller coasters!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcome To Bubble Land!

Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles!

Brea popped the bubbles!
Brea danced in the bubbles!

Brea played with her cousins in bubbles

Brea had a bubble blastin' time!

Hope you enjoy the pictures from Brea's adventures in "bubble land! She received a bubble machine in place of Candy from her daddy on Easter and as you can see it was definitely a hit! Who knew that something as simple as bubbles could be so much fun!

I would love to hear your child's favorite bubble play! Leave me a comment so Brea and I can give it a go!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pearlparadise.com Review & Giveaway! . . . The perfect gift for Mother's Day!

I should start off by saying that I am a jeans and t-shirt gal. Very seldom do I have the time or the energy to get all dressed up. So when Pearlparadise.com http://www.pearlparadise.com/ contacted me for a review I really had to consider whether or not I could find a piece that I would be able to wear all the time and not just on those occasional days that I am dressed to the nines. When I saw Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet I knew that this was the bracelet for me!

The Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet is elegant and classy, but will does not look out of place with jeans and a t-shirt either! It even seems that wearing the Black Fresh Water Pearl bracelet gives me a little more bounce in my step and a little extra confidence! After all, we all know how mom's get caught up in the life of our little one's. Sometimes that means no time to primp before we leave home, but now at least I can take a second and wear my pearls!

What more could a mom ask for. Oh, but wait there is more. This bracelet is well made too. The clasp attaches securely and I do not need to be constantly concerned about it falling off. This is really important to me because when I am chasing after my 2 year old I don't have time to think about the jewelry on my wrist!

Are you looking for something for that special mom in your life? Or maybe as a mom you would like to treat yourself?

You can purchase your very own Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet for $61.00 at Pearlparadise.com
They also have many other pearl gift ideas so be sure to check them out today!

Update . . . Thanks to Pearlparadise.com Brea's Mommy is hosting a giveaway for a Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet just like the one I received to one of my readers!

Mandatory Entry- Visit Pearlparadise.com and come back here and let me know what your favorite piece!

Extra entries . . .
1. Follow Pearlparadise on twitter
2. Follow Brea's Mommy through GFC and leave a comment
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5. Follow breasmommy on twitter
6. Copy and paste the following tweet then leave me a comment with the link to your tweet
          Enter to win a black freshwater pearl bracelet @paradisepearl at http://tinyurl.com/2enqfzu @breasmommy ends 5/5

Giveaway Rules . . .
Open to US residents
Must be 18 years or older
Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on May 5, 2010
Winner will be notified by email and will need to email me the shipping address within 48 hours!
There must be an easy way to reach you either have your email address in the comment or linked through your profile

Disclosure: The opinions in this review are my own. I did receive a Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet from Pearlparadise.com to for review purposes. No other compensation was received.

Disney World Here We Come!

I am so excited and this trip is a little last minute, but we only live once! A couple of days ago I was talking to my grandmother about a Scentsy Convention I had been planning to go on. Brea is only 2 and I really didn't want to go across country and leave her here so I was planning to pay for my grandma and her to go too. After I figured out what the trip was going to cost me ($2000+ and that didn't include food or spending money!) I decided that I just could not afford to go.

With perfect timing my Uncle called and invited Brea and I to Florida! So I researched the trip a little and decided to go! We are going to be staying in Clearwater and I plan to drive to Orlando 2 days so that Brea can see Mickey Mouse (although I think she is more excited about getting Mickey Mouse ears than actually seeing him LOL). I am so excited and thanks to my uncle this trip is only going to cost less than $1000 and that hopefully includes spending money!

If you live in or around Clearwater I would love to hear some ideas on fun things for Brea and I to do while we are there. I know we will be spending some time at the beach, but other than that I am at a complete loss! Thanks

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What can I say spoiled is spoiled!

I was talking to my girl over at Luvn Life the other day and Brea's toys and clothes came up. Yes my daughter has more clothes than she can wear and way too many toys! I am trying to get better at buying things. Well I mean not buying them, but sometimes the excitement on her face is just too much.

So yesterday we stopped by a yard sale and what did we see . . . A Barbie Jeep! Well they were asking $150, but it came with an extra battery. We have vacation coming up in a few weeks so I knew I should pass on it, but there was Brea sitting in the jeep thrilled as can be. What was I going to do?

Now where would the barbie jeep be. Yep you guessed it sitting out in my building. Of course today we had it out for play and as you will see Brea absolutely loved it! Interestingly enough she seemed to enjoy putting pretend gas in it more than driving!

So here is Brea and her jeep

Okay now just so I don't feel really guilty I would love to hear some comments about things you bought for your little one even though you shouldn't have!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't Judge a book by its cover . . . or a car by its bumper!

On my home from work this evening I ended up behind this nice black car which happened to have the Intimidator logo and the number 3 on the back. So woohoo! This should be a fast trip home right? After all I have a nascar fan in front of me who has even decided to brand his car.

Sounds perfect on one of those days when you just can't wait to get home, but yeah you knew there was going to be a but right! The Intimidator branded car drove 40 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone all the way home! To top it off he kept hitting the breaks. It took forever, but now I am home and all is well

Just be sure not to get too excited about the "intimidator" being in front of you! Well on the bright side at least he wasn't going 100 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone right?

And the winner is . . .

Random org says . . .

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-04-16 21:29:14 UTC

Congratulations to . . .
barbara.montyj said... 158

Daily tweet #1

Barbara has been emailed!

Be sure to come back soon. We have lots of great stuff coming up!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Life is Hectic!

But soon it will calm down! I have faith that I WILL get my house done by the end of the week! I know I picked a great week to do it with UBP going on, but that is okay I will still be visiting other blogs (I have already found quite a few really good ones to follow!) I can't wait until next week when I will have time to follow up with all of them!

I WILL be ready to enjoy the summer days! I WILL be able to spend lots of time with my daughter! I WILL enjoy my blog and my friends in the blogosphere! I WILL be able to enjoy my Scentsy business! All without having to be worried about when my housework will get done! That is going to be a great feeling. So if you are wondering why my posting is a little infrequent this week then don't worry I will be back to posting regularly soon.

I also have some great ideas on things I want to start writing about including organizing and weight loss in addition to reviews, giveaways, and my adventures with Miss Brea! So don't go far because there is lots of great stuff coming soon!

I would love to hear what you are doing now so that you can enjoy your summer! Leave me a comment and let me know.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friday Follow 4/9/2010

Friday Follow

Welcome to Brea's Mommy! My name is Sarah and I am so glad that you stopped by! I hope that you will decide to follow our adventures through life, product reviews, and giveaways! I am so excited to be able to participate in Friday Follow and can not wait to see all the new blogs! And to stay with the purpose of Friday Follow be sure to leave me a comment so that I can follow back!

Friday Follows sponsor this week is . . .

I am also hosting a giveaway through April 15th for a $10 Amazon giveaway! If you are or become a follower than the mandatory entry is done so head on over and leave me a comment!

Friday follow is hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families, and Midday Escapades you will find them in the top 3 slots of the Friday Follow Mcklinky!

Participation in Friday Follow is easy enough just
1. Write up your Friday Follow post with the Friday Follow Button
2. Follow your hosts (first 3 links)
3. Follow as many other blogs as you would like
4. Leave a comment in each blog you follow saying that you are from Friday Follow
5. Then follow your new followers back!

Can't wait to get to know everyone

MckLinky Blog Hop


It's Party Time! The Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to Brea's Mommy! All week at Brea's Mommy we will be partying with bloggers everywhere! My name is Sarah and I am of course Brea's Mommy! Brea is a smart, beautiful 2 year old who brings joy to my life everyday! I had no idea what a mother's love was like and I thank God everyday for bringing this little girl into my life. I am also a registered nurse at a children's psychiatric hospital and an Independent Scentsy Consultant! At Brea's Mommy I love sharing my mostly chaotic life with my daughter, family friendly product reviews, and even giveaways with my readers! I hope that you will take a moment and look around Brea's Mommy and feel free to return anytime.

What's a party without a giveaway? Here at Brea's Mommy we are holding a giveaway for a $10 gift card to Amazon.com through April 15th. The mandatory entry is that you are a follower of Brea's Mommy! So if you decide to join us please leave a comment on the giveaway post to be entered!

I am so excited to be participating in The Ultimate Blog Party 2010! For those of you who are have never heard of The Ultimate Blog Party its a great get together hosted by 5 minutes for mom where bloggers everywhere visit each others site! You will also have an opportunity to win lots of prizes! Head on over there now to write your party post and link up to the party!

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be (all would help with paying off debt!):

* $50.00 CASH ~ Paypal Transfer. ($50 USD or current CAD conversion rate) donated by American Muslim Mom!

* A $50 paypal cash prize for one winner. donated by MomDot!

* $55 E-Gift Card for Amazon.com Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from Amazon.com. Donated by Kellys Lucky You!

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

USC 3, USC 15, USC 37, 83, 3, 11, 44, 71, 39, 6, 73, 74, 87, 15, 10, 32, 31, 88, 37, 52, 55, 70, 84, 95, 16, 33, USC 12 or anything else that is fun for toddlers as I have a 2 year old!

Organizing nightmare!

Wake me up please! My house is a complete disaster. This week I have been donating, trashing, and putting things back for a yard-sale. Hopefully I will be done soon because I really want to join in some party fun this weekend!

I have decided that I am one of the most unorganizred people in the world so I need some help. Please let me know what you do to keep your home organized. Please!

I hope everyone has a great nigh. Time to get back to work!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy Easter! I hope everyone has a blessed day filled with family, friends, and fun! Brea is so excited about Easter now I just need to figure out how to explain that Easter is not just about Easter egg hunts and bunnies! I think next year I may try the Resurrection Eggs or something similar!

easter eggs Pictures, Images and Photos

I mentioned yesterday that we had 1 more Easter Egg hunt to go to today. Well now we have 2! I wounder how many it will be by the end of the day! Brea's going to have a blast!

easter candy Pictures, Images and Photos

I have managed to go all this time with not 1 peep! I had to post this picture because it is after all the best easter candy EVER!

He is Risen Pictures, Images and Photos

The most important part of Easter by far. I would like to take a moment to Thank Jesus for being our saviour!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Scentsy is giving away $500 in scentsy!

Yeah thats right $500 in Scentsy Products! Some of you may be aware that I am also an Independent Scentsy Consultant and I thought that this contest may interest you.

Do you know how much Scentsy you could get with $500! This contest is open to Scentsy Consultants and Customers in the US & Canada. Entering is fast and easy all you have to do is visit the "Everyone Deserves A Name" site and enter your suggestion or suggestions renaming the hanging freshner! Its as easy as that if your name is chosen than you will receive either a $500 product credit for consultants or a $500 Scentsy gift card for customers! 

If you are interested in staying up to date with Scentsy products, giveaways, and news you can also follow me at Brea's Mommy Went Wickless! Interested in checking out Scentsy products then check out my Scentsy site

Easter Egg Hunts Galore!

Wow today has been such a busy day for us. We started easter egg hunts at 10am and just got home about 30 minutes ago! We have been to a grand total of 4 easter egg hunts and still have one for tomorrow. Brea of course had a blast, but Mommy is exhausted. Well at least I was active today although I did eat out. Oh well one step at a time.

As you can see Brea was not a bit scared of the Easter Bunny. Lucky me! Actually she never has been scared of things like that. Oh I almost forgot this is the first picture I have posted of Brea in a long time can you believe how big she has gotten!

Hope everyone has a great Easter tommorrow!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Gaining weight and I want to stop!

When I was in high school I never weighed over 110 pounds. I was always on the go and walked constantly. I can guarantee you that I walked 5-6 miles a day just to get where I wanted to go. I was so busy that I used to forget to eat (Not exactly healthy, I know). My friends and family always made comments on how I was too skinny and needed to gain some weight.

Well when I was seventeen I decided that if everyone said it than it must be true so I began to concentrate n gaining some weight. Yeah I know what teenager wants to gain weight, but I did. The plan was to gain 10 pounds making me 120 and then cut back some. The problem is the next thing I knew I was 140 pounds. Oops.

For the next few years I yoyoed from 120-140 usually depending on my activity level and whether I had a vehicle. As I got older though I had a car all the time and began driving everywhere. No more walking from place to place it took too long and what was the point.

So after awhile I creeped up to 160. I have no idea how this came about, but low and behold there I was. Since than I have had my darling daughter and actually weighed over 200 pounds during this time. I was lucky enough to lose it all while I was breast-feeding, but then gained back quite a bit of it since.

Of course now my friends and family tell me that this weight gain is just a fact of getting older. You know the story your metabolism slows down, pregnancy changes your body, etc. . .

I kind of feel like everyone has given me a way out of taking responsibility for my weight gain.

So what is my problem? Well I just can't believe it. By what people are telling me my weight gain has nothing to do with the fact that . . .
1. I eat more
2. I eat out way too much
3. I don't get enough exercise.
4. I drive everywhere I go.

I am not sure about other people, but I just feel that if I still did some of the things I did as teenager such as walking more and started eating healthier I could beat my weight problems. So this summer my goal is to be more active and start eating healthier. I also have have some Sensa that I plan to start using and keep debating on weight watchers. Maybe I could do them together.

I would love to hear some ideas from you all. Can you tell me what you do to help stay fit and healthy! I would really appreciate any advice you could give me.

Thanks ahead of time.

Aloha Friday!

This was one of my favorite memes and I am so excited to be participating again! For Aloha Fridays all you need to do is ask a simple question and answer others questions by clicking on the links. It is a fun way to get to know each other!

My question . . .
Where is your favorite place to sing?

My answer . . .
The car especially when it is just Brea and I. It keeps her occupied and livens up the car ride.

Head on over to an Island Life to learn more about Aloha Fridays!

Friday Follow!

Friday Follow
I am so glad you have stopped by during the Friday Follow Blog Hop. Here at Brea's Mommy I strive to share fun and exciting (at least to me and hopefully to you) moments from my life with Brea. In addition I hope to be sharing product reviews and giveaways with my readers! Hope to see you back soon!

There is so much for me to catch up on. I am so excited to be able to participate in Friday Follow and can not wait to see all the new blogs!

Friday follow is hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families, and Midday Escapades you will find them in the top 3 slots of the Friday Follow Mcklinky!

Participation in Friday Follow is easy enough just
1. Write up your Friday Follow post with the Friday Follow Button
2. Follow your hosts (first 3 links)
3. Follow as many other blogs as you would like
4. Leave a comment in each blog you follow saying that you are from Friday Follow
5. Then follow your new followers back!

Can't wait to get to know everyone

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday, April 1, 2010

$10 Amazon giftcard giveaway!

I am so excited to be back I thought the best way to celebrate was to giveaway a $10 gift card to one of my followers! Well not actually a gift card I guess it would be a gift code, but it is all the same in the end. I am looking forward to reconnecting with everyone and hope to connect with some new people along the way!
Mandatory Entry - Follow Brea's Mommy through google friend connect! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you with this entry.

Extra Entries -
1. Follow Brea's Mommy Went Wickless through google friend connect.
2. Fan Brea's Mommy on facebook
3. Subscribe to Brea's Mommy and/or Brea's Mommy Went Wickless (2 entries each)
4. Add my button to your sidebar (3 entries)
5. Favorite me on technorati
6. Blog about this giveaway and post a link back (5 entries)
7. Follow me on twitter
8. Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet. (2 entries) can be done daily
feel free to copy and paste . . .
Brea's Mommy is giving away a $10 Amazon gift code. Enter at http://breasmommy.blogspot.com/2010/04/10-amazon-giftcard-giveaway.html

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway will end on 4/15/2010 at 11:59pm EST
Winner will be drawn by random.org
Brea's Mommy will email the winner and post winner on Brea's Mommy.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email if there is no response another winner will be drawn.
Mandatory entry must be completed for any other entries to count.
Please leave 1 comment for each entry (if you add my button please leave 3 separate comments)

Good luck and happy blogging

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