Mommy Juice Tuesday- only good in concept.

I am exhausted. Completely, totally, want to spork someone in the eye upon being dragged out of bed by a 2 year old who won’t stop yelling “MOMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY” in my face, they should take scientific research on how I am still in a vertical position, I really shouldn’t be blogging because I can’t form a coherent sentence, exhausted. 

I make no secret that Tuesday nights are drinking nights. WHY? WHY do I have Mommy Juice Tuesday? Well, because I believe that us Moms, stay at home or working- need a damn BREAK. If we can’t get OUT of the house- the break should be IN the house, right?
Something to break up the monotony. Something to just relax with, have a good time- even if our asses are still firmly planted on the couch, per usual.
I am a responsible adult. I know my limits. There’s another responsible adult in the house. I never see an issue with some Tuesday night mommy-juicin’ it up.

I never see an issue until the next morning. There is no sleeping in, calling out, faking sick (or not faking, depending), or conking out at your desk praying no one notices. Someone is ALWAYS there to notice, and those someones are kids.
Aww yeah, no matter how much you want to shirk the responsibility- you can’t. They need to be fed and watched and made sure they’re not breaking anything of value, or gluing their own hands together, or taking scissors to the curtains, or punching each other in the face.

While all our bodies crave is to just curl up into the fetal position and cram Taco Bell into our bellies- that shit ain’t gonna happen

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment

Wake up a Winner Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Avacados, fess up- who likes them? They are an easy way to make your routine meal a little interesting (like burritos or salads and even subs), and a great way to energize you for the day starting with breakfast. You can put it on toast, or even mix it up into a smoothie for a new twist on what might otherwise be a run of the mill boring morning. Bacon is delicious, but it isn’t exactly healthy- and we’re all trying to be more conscious of what we eat these days, so why not mix it up with something good for you instead?


In support of avacados and a breakfast campaign, Avacados from Mexico is having a Wake Up a Winner Sweepstakes from April 4th-May 6th, and it’s easy to enter! Each day of the sweepstakes period, there are  daily prizes of  $200 grocery gift cards. You can also and get some easy and quick breakfast recipes, and be entered to win the grand prize of a trip to Napa Valley California to stay in a Bed & Breakfast. 

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Go visit Avocados From Mexico on Facebook to enter into the Wake Up a Winner sweepstakes, maybe pick up a few new, quick, and simple breakfast ideas while you’re at it. You don’t even just have to sit idly by with one entry, you can enter one time per day. Take a chance, maybe win a daily prize of the $200 grocery gift card, or heck, you could win the whole thing!

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Posted on April 12, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment

Help fight hunger with Wal-Mart

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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There is a hunger epidemic in America. Over 50 million families do not know where there next meal will come from, and with springtime upon us, it means that donations to food banks and charitable organizations will be at a minimum.

A lot of people wonder how they can help. A lot of us are strapped for cash these days and just don’t have the excess income to be able to donate, even though we wish we could.

To help bridge this gap, Wal-Mart is working with Feeding America and four huge food brands- Kraft, ConAgra, Kellogg’s and General Mills,  in a fight against hunger from April 9th – April 30th, and you can help just by logging onto Facebook and voting.

In the running for assistance are 200 of the communities with the highest unemployment rates in the country. Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart

Wal-Mart will donate $2 million to the 21 communities that receive the most support. $1 million to the winner and $50,000 to each of the 20 runner-ups. 

The Fighting Hunger Together mission is expected to generate 43 million meals for families in need, and all you have to do is click a button.

I encourage you to vote and spread the word. This is our way to help even if we can’t afford to do so by our own means. Even just by purchasing products from the 4 brands involved, brands we generally buy on a regular basis anyway, you can donate meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. Check out in-store signage and packaging to make a purchase.

Help make a difference!

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Posted on April 9, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 1 Comment

A good smelling house is a happy house

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are no two ways about it, I love Glade®. Maybe not as much as the woman in all the commercials and her wacky friends- but I LOVE it.

I love the candles, the new Glade® Expressions™ oil diffuser, (which lasts 30 days and WOO doesn’t need electricity) and I have a feeling I will soon be trying the fragrance mist because a scent like new Glade® Expressions™ fragrance mist Cotton & Italian Mandarin is just too awesome sounding to pass up. Even if I don’t like it, they would refund my money- because they have a ‘fragrance satisfaction guarantee’- if I sent them the receipt and UPC, and then I could try another since it’s refillable.

I love that Glade® is affordable, long lasting, and the designs of each product compliment any and every home. None of those ugly or eye-sore air fresheners of days passed. 

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I have little kids who run around and sweat all the time, and a husband with stinky feet, and soon a PUPPY, so having a product that works is absolutely key, and Glade® always has for us. 

Plus, it’s never hard to find a coupon. Right now there’s one for $1.50 off any Glade® Expressions™ that you can use at Wal-Mart and take super advantage of their low prices. 

No more sweaty head, stinky feet, new puppy who i’m sure will be having accidents all over the place or other random smells that come along with having kids who leave food out and choose not to tell me. And no more hideous or annoying air fresheners with too-strong scents, or ones that just don’t last long enough. 

Glade® just makes a nice smelling home much more enjoyable.

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Posted on April 5, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 2 Comments

It’s garden season

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s been a long time since i’ve had a garden or flowers, or really anything in my yard other than weeds- and i’m actually quite sad about that. I LOVE having pretty flowers to look at, and growing my own vegetables, but let’s be honest here… I have a brown thumb. Nothing ever stays alive or seems to grow like it should whenever I get a hold of it, so it seems like more work than it’s worth to only be disappointed in the end by the result.

I do believe the garden “failure” has a lot to do with using the complete wrong soil. Some people like to say in the right conditions you can grow things just about anywhere… i’d like to show them pictures of my failed plants of past to prove them wrong.


The only time we’ve had amazing results is when using, of course, Miracle Gro. 

And now they have released a new product that seems perfect for a brown-thumb like me to get the giant garden and beautiful flowers i’ve always wanted with Expand ‘n Gro™– a concentrated planting mix that expands up to 3 times when wet and can feed plants for 6 months! The result is up to 3X the flowers and vegetables. I have a sample on the way to me and I cannot WAIT to get it! And you could get one too in their giveaway, so what are you waiting for?

AdvertisementWhat’s even better is Expand ‘n Gro can improve your soil for up to 3 years. I guess I won’t have any more excuses on not being able to grow a single thing in my yard (and it works awesome for potted plants too).


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Posted on March 27, 2012 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment