Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Potette Portable Potty - Review and Giveaway


I've been watching my nephew, Brandon, for some time now on Wednesdays while his dad goes to a game night.  Brandon is now at the age where he's starting to potty train.  It's been a work in progress but we're getting there.  To help aid in the process while I have Brandon, we've been using the Potette Portable Potty from Kalencom.

Ideal for travel and fully collapsible, this potty training system is available in an array of colors and includes completely sanitary utilizing disposable liners.  Extra liners can be purchased separately.

The Potette USA portable potty can be used as a trainer seat on the toilet or as a stand-alone portable seat.  To use on a toilet, all you have to do is unfold the legs and position the seat on the front half of the toilet seat.  To use as a portable potty, unfold the legs and place a liner inside the potty.  Position the child on the potty and let them do their thing.  After use, unlock handles and dispose of the liner as you would any disposable diaper.  There's a storage bag included with the Potette so you can fold it up and take it with you.

I've been helping potty train Brandon with the Kalencom Potette 2-in-1 Trainer Seat and there's been a couple of times that his dad has borrowed it to use when he takes Brandon on an outing.  It took a couple times for Brandon to get used to the seat but he's become familiar with it and has become comfortable going potty on it.  When he's at my house, I use the seat atop the toilet.  When he's out and about, Brandon can use the seat with the liners.  Then I just take the liners and dispose of them in the trash.  I like that Potette is a 2-in-1 system and easy to use.  

The only disapproval I have is that the storage bag is thick plastic.  It works and does the job but would like if there was the option to purchase a Potette "wet bag" that's a little thicker.  The disposable liners have disappearing ink, as a motivational tool for kids.  That's been a big help in encouraging Brandon to pee in the potty.  

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One person will win  $50 Potette credit.  (This will allow you to get $50 worth of Potette products online for free.)

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I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

More June Giveaway Winners

Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash

A few more giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.

The winner of the Photography Trivia Deck giveaway is #11, Donna.

The winner of the Smurfs DVD giveaway is #15, Tandi.

The winner of the Salonpas giveaway is #2, Kim Avery.

The winner of The Official Britney Spears Coloring Book giveaway is #3, Dynal R.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Father's Day 2022

Jason and Allyson

Father's Day this year was pretty low-key but we had a great time being with family and friends.  Jason's oldest daughter, Allyson, invited us over for a cookout of grilled steak, corn on the cob, cookies, baked potatoes, and watermelon.
Has a glare from the sun, but this is Jason's gift from Henry.

Allyson and Russ purchased their first home less than a month ago and it was my first time seeing the place.  Must say, they did well!  

Henry chowing down on some food.

We got to spend some time with our grandson, Henry.  He's growing so quickly. (Make it stop!)  Russ also had his daughter, Ginny, there.  Russ' father and grandfather also stopped by to eat.  So did Allyson's bio mother, Amanda.  It took several years for us to be able to get together and do things with Jason's ex.  But we've all grown and matured.  I get along quite well with Jason's ex and it's nice that Allyson can have an event with both her mother and step-mother there.

Russ and Ginny

Jason received a framed photo of Henry's daycare picture.  Of course, I was excited about it too.  Jason received some new boxer briefs and spices/seasonings from me.  

My father passed away in 2005 so Father's Day is somewhat bittersweet for me.  But spending time with people I love while eating great food made it a perfect day.

Jason and Henry spent some time "squirrel hunting" and Jason taught Henry how to make squirrel sounds.

How did you spend Father's Day this year?

Friday, June 17, 2022

Middle of Month Blog Giveaway Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.

The Winner of the Royal Trivia book giveaway is #3, Jim.

The winner of the PAW Patrol DVD giveaway is #13, Ellie Wright.

The winner of the There Are Moms Way Worse Than You book giveaway is #10, Jennifer C.

The winner of the 3-month Pure Flix Subscription giveaway is #4, Charlene S.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming giveaways and enter the current ones.  There's lots of fun prizes to be won!

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Family Camp - DVD Giveaway


The hilarious family-comedy, Family Camp arrives on DVD , Digital and Video on Demand on June 28 from Lionsgate. The film follows two families competing for the coveted camp trophy while the dads try to keep their families and marriages together.  Directed and written by Brian Cates (TV’s The Glory of Christmas, Super Dads), Family Camp will be available for the suggested retail prices for DVD is $19.98, Digital $14.99 and Video On Demand for $5.99.


When Grace Ackerman signs her family up for a rustic summer Family Camp, a comedy of errors ensues as these polar-opposite families must share a yurt and compete for the camp’s coveted games trophy. It’s not until the two dads end up lost in the woods that their faith and family bonds are truly tested in this heartwarming family comedy.



Heart of Family Camp

Who Are the Skit Guys?

Deleted Scenes

Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary

Rhett Walker Goes Behind the Scenes

Eddie’s Yurt Tour

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Weekends at Woodyz Acres

Camp yard that's been "flocked"

As most of you already know, I spend most of my weekends at Woodyz Acres RV Park & Campground from April to November.  We have a permanent campsite and our camper stays there year-round.  This is our third year camping there.  

David cooking Reuben sandwiches on the Blackstone

This year I've missed a couple of weekends due to vacay and illness, but it's already had its fair share of fun, food, trail rides, Bingo, Cornhole, and lots more.  There's a large group of us (that seems to keep growing and growing) that get together every Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night for food.  There's always at least 25 of us stuffing our faces during each meal.  Between the Blackstone, gas grill, smoker, and charcoal grill we've got ample ways to cook.

camper selfie

This year, I've become the "official" Bingo Caller every Saturday afternoon.  I've also joined forces with a few other girls to plan activities for each weekend.  If we're not busy with all that, we usually get together to play Left Right Center, ride the trails, or drink a few cocktails.

Our Bingo system may be old-fashioned but it gets the job done.

To help raise money for activities this year, we've started "flocking" people's yards with flamingos.  In order to have the pests removed, people have to pay a donation.  They then get to decide whose site gets flocked next.

Kids are not left out on the fun.  Every Saturday is a Candy Bar Bingo and a movie at night on an outdoor screen.  There's also a pool that's quite popular.  A couple weekends ago, adults and kids got together for a cardboard car game.  Each person had their own cardboard box and had to decorate it at each pit stop with wheels, taillights, and other car parts.  It's nice to see the kids out and about on their bikes, fishing, or actually communicating with each other rather than have their heads in some device.  As I've always said, "A little dirt never hurt!"

one of the adults in his cardboard car

So far, there's been one band play this year.  I can't remember the name of the guys (and wouldn't call them out publicly if I did) but they were baaaad.  I wanted to stab my ears with a pencil just to make it stop.  It's great and grand that they knew how to play an instrument but a guitar and drum solo can go on for only so long.  

our Side X Side needs its own car wash

I can't say there's not a fair share of drama from time to time.  There's a couple old campground friends that are hell-bent on tattling on me and Jason if we fart wrong.  I'm surprised they want to put so much energy into their lives to try to make ours miserable.  It's not working out much for them, by the way.

eggs, sausage links, sausage patties, and seasoned potatoes for breakfast

We've got a few more months of camping left for the season and I'm excited to see what's ahead!

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Official Britney Spears Coloring Book - Review and Giveaway


From “…Baby One More Time” to the Las Vegas stage, there’s no shortage of iconic Britney Spears moments. Now, color your way through the late 1990s to today with these gorgeous coloring pages based on the best of Britney. This book includes classic song lyrics, unforgettable album covers, stunning performance looks, and more!

The Official Britney Spears Coloring Book is the ultimate way to pay tribute to the Princess of Pop and the perfect gift for any Britney fan. So hit that Britney playlist one more time, grab your pens, and get coloring!

My Review:

Whether we were fans of her back in the day or have been keeping up with her conservatorship and legal battles, I think it's safe to say Britney Spears is someone we are all familiar with.  Personally, I think she's got great vocals and has paid for her past mistakes.  That aside, who wouldn't want an adult coloring book of the famous pop icon and her lyrics?!

I jumped on the hobby of adult coloring books back in 2016 and have acquired quite a collection.  I've found that coloring is calming and brings down my stress level. I have a tiered container full of gel pens, markers and colored pencils that have been used upon many coloring pages.  With any other hobby, there are some products that are better than others.  The Official Britney Spears Coloring Book is middle-of-the-ground for me.  I like most of the illustrations, but would prefer more detail in others.  

Each page is one-sided, meaning the illustrations are only on one side.  I like it this way so that what I'm coloring with doesn't bleed through to the other pages.  I'd prefer if the pages were perforated but there's still enough leeway on each one to carefully cut or tear them out without cutting into the design.  The paper quality the book is favorable for coloring pencils, pens, markers, and other utensils.  Although I haven't completed the entire book yet, I have enjoyed coloring some of the pictures and "connecting" with Britney. 

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