Saturday, July 28, 2012

My review of The Original Dish Drying Mat

You honestly have no idea how excited I was that I received The Original Dish Drying Mat in my Mom Voxbox!!  I have been wanting to get one, but never made it over to Bed Bath and Beyond to get one.  It is the perfect size to put next to my dish drainer.  I use it for all my cups and some bowls.  If you don't have one I really think that they are a good addition to your kitchen and they are only $4.99!!
I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster!!

Here is a little bit of info on the Drying Mat:
 The Original Dish Drying Mat is the new solution to the age old tradition of placing dish towels on the counter when hand washing pots, pans, dishes, and glassware. The unique, laminated design combines a thin layer of foam between two layers of high-quality, super-absorbent microfiber. 16" X 18"
  • Superior absorbency; holds 4 times its weight in water
  • Cushions delicate dishes and stemware
  • Machine washable and highly durable
  • Folds and stores easily
  • Protects your counter top from scratches and scuffs.
  • Available in additional sizes: XL - 18" x 24"
  CARE: For best results, allow The Original Dish Drying Mat to thoroughly dry between uses. Frequently machine wash, with like colors, in cold water with a liquid detergent, and before first use. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not use bleach, fabric softener or dryer sheets.

CAUTION: The Original Dish Drying Mat should not be used as a pot holder, oven mitt, or hot pad.

My review of Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

OMG YUMMY!!  Ha ha these cookies are AMAZING!!!  They are so very soft and just wonderful.  My son stole my cookie from me after I had 3 bites ha ha he loved it as well.  I will be getting some of these for his school lunches!  I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster!!!!

Here is some great info about these awesome cookies!!

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy chewy, soft-baked cookies in a family-favorite flavor! With wholesome Quaker Oats and delicious raisins, you’ll never remember they came from our kitchen instead of yours.

-Made with Whole Grain Quaker Oats
-Individually packaged
-Provides a good source of fiber
-Contains 6 grams of total fat per serving

Where to Buy

You can find Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies at most major retailers.
Suggested retail price: $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies

imPRESS Press On Manicure.....My Review

Thanks so to Influenster I was chosen to get a Mom Voxbox and I was able to try imPress nails by Broadway!!  I really had fun with these nails and I am looking forward to getting some more.  My only complaint was they were a little longer than I normally like my nails to be.  But I would still wear them.  I received this product complimentary to test!   

Click this link to go to the imPress website

Here is a little info on the nails:
imPRESS Press-On Manicure

This changes everything!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

Where to Buy

You can find imPress Manicure at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!
Suggested retail price: $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Have had a VERY hard week.

   This past week has been a blur. I honestly can't believe that it has only been a week since the heartache started. At about 10:15 on the 15th I was told to wake up and start praying because the paramedics were at my cousin Brandon's house trying to revive his 7 week old son Uriah. Uriah had been found in his bed lifeless and with vomit in his mouth. He had apparently vomited and then aspirated in his sleep. He was rushed to the hospital where he was worked on for about 30 more minutes, but sadly they were not able to revive him. We were on our way to the hospital when got the call that he had passed away. I have never felt such pain. My beautiful little cousin that I had just seen on the 4th of July was gone from this world. When we got to the hospital I went into the room where little Uriah was and to see him laying on that big bed was so heartbreaking. I grabbed on to my cousin Brandon and hugged him as hard as I could while we both cried. Then I went to my cousin Britni, Uriah's aunt, and held her while she sobbed and sobbed. It was like a bad dream and I could not wake up. The nurses said we could hold him and my cousin Brandon was the first to hold him. The pain in his face was horrible. I have never seen such pain. He was so happy to have his little boy and now he is in Heaven. I held little Uriah and I kissed and loved on him. I told him that we all miss him very much and we all love him so much. I told him that I wish he would just start breathing because we needed him to be with us. But he would not breathe. I begged him to.

   Planning the memorial for little Uriah was so hard. They chose to cremate him because my cousin and his wife want to have necklaces made that hold his ashes. I did all the pictures for the memorial. I stayed really strong all week, but when I was alone in my room with all the pics that I was putting in frames, I finally let myself really cry. The memorial was beautiful. The preacher was amazing and the 3 songs they played were perfect. They played Watching You by Rodney Atkins, Sit With You Awhile by Mercy Me, and Heaven Got Another Angel by Gordon True. During the last song they played a slideshow that my cousin Curtis made. The slideshow totally broke was so heartbreaking.

   Ashton is at his dad's for the month of July so I have not told him yet. I just can't tell him that his baby cousin that he loves so much is in Heaven, while he is gone. He is going to need to be held and be able to grieve and he will need me. I am not looking forward to telling him. He has had 2 great-grandmothers pass away, and he understood that they were older and they were sick. I don't think he is going to understand why a baby died. The last thing that Ashton told my cousin Brandon before he left for the month was that he loved him and he couldn't wait to come see little Uriah when he got home. I know I am going to just tell him the truth but OMG it is going to be so very hard.

Here are a few pics of my beautiful cousin Uriah Brandon Underwood.

Brandon with his daughter Kaylin and son Uriah

Ashton and Baby Uriah

Kaylin, Ashton, and Uriah

I love this picture.  You can see how much Ashton loves his cousins.

He is so beautiful.

Brandon, his wife Martha, and Uriah

Table that was in the lobby of the church.

Guestbook Table

Table at the front of the church.

Kaylin looking at the pictures during the lunch after the memorial.

"Baby Uriah I love you"

She was showing everyone her little Baby Uriah.