Mama Wants A Memory Foam Mattress

My back and pelvis hurts so bad some days that I seriously want to cry. I know – I’m a wuss … I still have two more months left of this pregnancy, what am I going to feel like in a month and a half? I keep reading great things about memory foam mattresses and I think that’s just what I need to make my body feel normal again.

I know – they are expensive – but this is for my physical well being! Certainly my husband will understand such a purchase? Right? No?

Okay fine … but our mattress kinda sucks and even though it’s less than 10 years old. I am starting to feel the springs and it’s a pillow top so we can’t even flip it over! I want to feel human again and not in so much pain!

Okay – the pregosaurus is done venting for the night. I guess I will go do a search for some mattress toppers instead of dropping all that cash on the full memory foam mattresses.

“Faux” Retail Therapy with Ramblers Way

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.


So I had this opportunity to pretend that I’ve been given $200 to spend at a website called Ramblers Way (a great place to find cozy, comfy wool clothing). I love being cozy and comfy so I had some fun planning what I would purchase!

My first choice would be the Henley Long Sleeve for $90.00 – a little pricy but it’s designed to keep you warm or cool with American-farmed and produced authentic superfine Rambouillet wool.

For my second item I would get the Cross Neck Long Sleeve Shirt for my husband. This shirt is $95.00 and would be perfect for him since he’s a military guy and tends to go on those “trips” that a lot of military men go on. Like the Henley I picked earlier this shirt is designed to keep the wearer warm or cool – depending on the weather. I think this would be great to wear under his uniform! Plus, it’s designed to not slip and bunch up under clothing.

According to their website – Ramblers Way wool naturally repels odors, and can easily go days without needing a wash. This fact alone makes this wool clothing absolutely perfect for camping or even deployments.

The few wool pieces that I have are older and a little itchy to wear – but they are so warm so I end up wearing a cotton shirt underneath them. But according to their website Ramblers Way wool is super-soft and won’t be itchy on your skin. You can even order a fabric sample to test out the softness before you buy!

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Back to School Ziploc Offers

Ziploc bags and containers are used for so many things, especially when it comes storing items for the kids. Teachers often request them to help with storage problems in the classroom. Moms use them when packing lunches and snacks. The list just goes on. If you think you’ll need some extra zip bags or storage containers, you may want to dash on over to sign up for the Ziploc® Back-to-School Gift Pack. They are limiting it to the first 10,000 responders so…act fast if you’d like to get some free goodies in the mail.

And while we’re talking about back to school containers for lunches, you may want to grab this back to school menu plan. You just need to add the UPC codes from any 2 Ziploc products.

Book Buying Today

I began reading (for the 4th time) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but I just needed SOMETHING NEW. So, today I hit up Barnes & Noble for some new reads.

I was told by a waitress at Yanni’s (my fave local Greek restaurant) that if I liked the Twilight saga and Vampire Diaries to check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. So, today I picked up Dark Lover (the first in the series) by J.R. Ward. It’s listed as a “paranormal romance” series which scares me a little since I am really not into romance novels, but hey – a tip is a tip!

I also picked up My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler because I think she’s HILARIOUS. She’s got two other books and I will read those eventually.

I also snagged a few books for Xander – two first reader books and on hubby’s request Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday to go with our other “Alexander” book.

I was thinking of purchasing Hooked on Phonics for Xander – but then I figured I would work up my own from the reader books I’ve been buying and the internet. I know I learned to read pretty early and my Mama sure wouldn’t have used Hooked on Phonics. I just remember reading with my parents as well as working in workbooks and such.

Got any good “learn to read” links for me to bookmark?

Nursery Theme: Pink & Brown


I’ve been noticing that pink and brown themed baby rooms are incredibly popular right now (right along with pink and black). It’s not your “normal” baby girl color scheme! Searching pink and brown on sites like Amazon will bring thousands of cute pink and brown crib sets, clothes, accessories and anything else.

One cute crib set I found was the 9-Piece Baby Crib Bedding Set in Pink and Brown French Toile and Polka Dot by a company called JoJo Designs. It’s super girly but doesn’t scream “baby” to me. You can even find a matching polka dot and french toile diaper bag to go with your crib set!

A couple other really pretty pink and brown nurseries:

Then there are the clothes! Xander lived in these baby pants when he was little. They made diaper changes super easy especially when paired with white onesies. I also love those BabyLegs Leg Warmers – I’ve gotten them both for Xander and friends’ children and they are awesome for keeping the kids warm but also making for super easy diaper changes.

Freschetta Pizza – $1.00 off coupon

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Freschetta. All opinions are 100% mine.

thumb-flatbread-zesty-italianMy parents both grew up in New York and I spent the first 8 years of my life there – so I am a bit of a “pizza snob” due to the amount of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G pizza that can be found there. For the longest time I didn’t even eat frozen pizza – because seriously, it’s so not pizza. After awhile I discovered Freschetta pizza and it’s probably become my favorite frozen pizza (being that it’s just about the only frozen pizza that I will eat).

I can usually find coupons for Freschetta pizza so it makes for a nice (cheap) and easy family meal. Buy a couple and throw them in the freezer! The four-cheese Naturally Rising style is my favorite. My hubby loves the four meat style! I’m a crust-lover so I’m really not into the flat bread style but some of the new flavors for the flatbread style might change my mind a little. Roasted garlic and spinach? Yum! There are also zesty Italian, Pepperoni and 5-cheese flavors to choose from and of course the flatbread style should have a little less fat than the original “crusty” styles.

Wanna try a Freschetta FlatBread pizza? There’s a coupon you can print to save some money! You can use this coupon on any of the Freschetta styles of pizza including Naturally Rising, FlatBread, Brick Oven, PizzAmore or the single servings!

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