Jamberry Nails Giveaway!!

Are you tired of painting your own nails and within 24 hours they are all chipped, peeling or bubbled? Or paying high prices at a salon or spa and they still don’t last? Did you give up painting your nails all together because of this? Then you need to try Jamberry Nails!!

Heart Throb and Red Dawn

Jamberry Nail wraps are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail to achieve a look not found anywhere else. This special material is both pressure and heat (blow dryer) activated to create a water tight bond to your nail. The wraps are made in the USA and are non-toxic with no harsh chemicals.

This nail treatment can be applied in just fifteen minutes at home. With over 300 styles available and also the ability to make your own custom wraps, these designer nail wraps are made to last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 6 – 8 weeks on toes. Unlike traditional nail polish, they won’t chip and require no drying time. It’s so easy to achieve a professional, salon look at a fraction of the cost!
TraverseAll nail wraps…

~ can be applied in 15 minutes

~ can be removed in 5 minutes

~ have enough wraps for 2 to 3 applications (or more depending on nail length) on fingers and/or toes

~ last 2 weeks on fingers, 6 – 8 weeks on toes

~ are NOT nail polish so they will not chip

~ have no harsh chemicals and are latex-free

~ are vegan and gluten-free

~ are made in the USA

Jamberry also comes in Junior Sizes made for ages 8 and under. You can see by the pictures below how many would be used to cover all 10 fingers and the difference in size and how many more you get versus adult sizes. Since our wraps are non-toxic and waterproof, even those that still suck on their thumbs can wear them.

Adults Vs JuniorsJam Juniors

We also now carry 5-Free professional nail lacquer and a Jamberry Hand Care line!


You can shop any time at www.jamminbarefoot.com .  Orders will be mailed directly to you at time of purchase.  Jamberry offers a 30 day money back guarantee if you are unhappy with your wraps.  Contact me any time with questions or application techniques.  The standard application doesn’t always work for everyone, but there are other techniques that can be tried.

January 30th  marked my one year anniversary with Jamberry Nails!  It has been an exciting journey.  I have met so many wonderful people, fantastic customers, and have an awesome team of consultants under me!  To celebrate, I am giving away a free sheet of nail wraps!!  To enter just use the Rafflecopter below!   Good luck!!

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Eat Cake!

I haven’t blogged in forever, but I wanted to share a few more of my husband’s awesome creations. For more of is fabulous creations please click here and here.

Our friend’s son Ty, really wanted an Army cake.  I was so stoked when I found gummie Army men at Wegman’s!


This next cake is made out of cupcakes.  This is one of my favorites.  I think the characters came out so well!


The absolutely stunning cupcake wedding cake he made for my cousin’s wedding.  The flavor is almond raspberry.  Excellent choice!                                       Image 

And a simple cake made for Christmas


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M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!

Last week we made a birthday cake and a smash cake for a baby’s 1st birthday party. Mom wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake big enough for 50-60 guests and a small Mickey Mouse’s Head shaped smash cake just for baby. We tried some new recipes this time for both the vanilla and chocolate cakes and the butter cream and fondant icings. They were delicious! Mom found a great set of figurines for us to use on the cake. One of these days we’ll try our hand at modeling chocolate and create edible figurines. We always have a lot of fun making these cakes and are thrilled with the end result.

Here are some pictures:

Smash Cake

Next month we’ll be doing a Buzz Lightyear cake for our son’s 6th birthday and possibly Super Mario Brother’s cupcakes at the end of October. Stay tuned for pictures!

They Grow So Fast

Well, we did it. We made it through the first week of Kindergarten! It was a moment I had been dreading since the day he was born, when I looked into those baby blues and knew that no one would love him as much as his Daddy or I could. He has gone almost everywhere with us since then and we have hardly ever left him with someone else. In fact, only his grandmothers have ever watched him. So it was very hard for me to come to terms with leaving him at the school in the care of someone else that didn’t know him and had 23 other children to keep an eye on and care for. But he was ready. He was excited. And I was excited for him to take that step into the next chapter of his life. That made it so much easier. We walk him to school every morning and walk him back every afternoon. It’s a nice walk that gives us a little bit of exercise and some fresh air every day. I get his folder, lunch or lunch money, snacks, and Toy Story 3 backpack ready the night before. Makes getting ready in the morning easier. He is usually up and already dressed before I get moving. The first day after dropping him off, I was fine until my husband asked me if I was ok. It wasn’t until then that my eyes started to tear up. But I kept myself very busy that day. I love the one-on-one time I get to spend with his little brother. It’s very weird though running errands without him. I run into people I know and they all ask where he is. “Kindergarten already!” they will say. “Where has the time gone?” That I cannot answer. It seems like just yesterday he was learning how to walk. Now he practically runs to school because he can’t wait to get there. Let’s hope it stays that way. It’s hard to get out of him what they do during the day. But he got the teacher we wanted and he loves it. That makes it a lot easier for Mom to let her baby go. He is very intelligent and I am so proud of him. It’s just so hard to watch him grow up so fast.

In addition to school, he also started soccer this year. Since it is just a U6 team, their games aren’t scored. It’s just to teach them the basics and for them just to have fun. He is still in karate too. He now has his purple belt which for his school is the fourth belt. He will be testing for the next belt in about four weeks. We hurry home from school, make and eat dinner and hurry back out to one of the two practices. Soccer games are on Saturday. He is a very busy kid! But he is getting a lot of exercise, feeding his brain, staying healthy and I believe happy.

With his 6th birthday only a month and a few short days away, it is time to start planning his party. This year we are tossing around the idea of having it outside of the house since he has a lot of friends to invite. Less mess and I won’t have to entertain the kids. He hasn’t totally decided on a theme yet, but I think he is leaning toward Buzz Lightyear. That will be a fun cake to make.

Now, can we just slow the time down so tomorrow he isn’t graduating high school?

Chance to be lighter?

On Monday, my 5 year old is having his tonsils and adenoids removed. He has not had a problem with sore throats or anything. We’ve just noticed that he always sounds blocked up. Not recently to be allergies, but way back before winter and cold season. He also snores and can’t chew with his mouth shut because he can’t breath. So we talked to his doctor about it and she did some allergy testing. We found out he has a slight allergy to egg whites, which wasn’t enough to cause him to be all stuffed up. She also said that his tonsils were HUGE. We looked and they are! There is barely room for anything to fit through. So she referred us to an ENT. The ENT gave us some medicine to try him with first. An antibiotic to see if the swelling would go down and some nasal spray. We also had to clean out his nose every night. And he ordered an x-ray. He saw him again a month later and nothing changed. And the x-ray showed his adenoids are HUGE too. So he wants to remove them to see if that will help. So we have to be at the surgery center at 8 on Monday. I’m nervous, wondering if we are doing the right thing. But with his tonsils already being so big, I worry about what might happen if he got sick or had an allergic reaction that would make them swell more. It’s funny, when I heard of others getting this surgery done, it seemed like such a little, simple procedure. It’s so much different and terrifying when it’s your own child. I really hope that it clears up his nose and he stops snoring. I also hope he can start chewing with his mouth shut so he doesn’t sound like a cow chewing his cud all the time. And I hope it makes him easier to understand and helps his speech. He’s pretty easy to understand already, but there are times when I have no idea what word he is trying to say and he gets so angry with me. So anyway, please send prayers our way that everything goes well and that this solves the problem. If it doesn’t, we have to do more extensive allergy testing.

Joe’s Masterpieces

My husband, Joe, has made all of the birthday cakes for our boys plus a few cakes for our nieces. We have a great time thinking up ideas, figuring out a way to put them all together and then decorating them. I am pimping him out!! If anyone needs a cake, let me know!!

This is the most recent one. It was made for my niece’s graduation party. It is comprised of 16 8X8 white and chocolate cakes with strawberry filling in between each layer! Thankfully she came over to help me bake them all during the heatwave we were having. We tried to make it all about her. Since she was in the band, chorus, and a majorette, we made a clarinet and batons out of fondant and put a lot of music notes all over the cake.

My older son requested a roller coaster cake for his 5th birthday. We had to put some thought into all the candies it took to make this one.

Here are some of the others. They were a lot of fun to make and are all completely edible.

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True Love

Next week will be the 10th anniversary of one of the happiest days of my life! The day my husband and I got married. I remember the day so well. I got up early and my sister, my maid-of-honor, and I went to the salon. It took so much longer than was expected so of course we were running late. She went home to get her kids ready and was to meet me at my Mom’s house. My mom left before I even got there to get last minute preparations taken care of. First thing I noticed was my beautiful flowers laying out on the kitchen table. My favorite flowers are daisies and since the maid-of-honors dress was red, I got red roses with them. I got dressed in my beautiful white dress and was waiting impatiently for my maid-of-honor to get there thinking we were going to be late. The limo was outside, blocking traffic, waiting. My uncle, who was playing photographer that day, was taking pictures. Finally we were on our way. We got there with plenty of time. It was an outside wedding and it was a beautiful day. Nice and warm and sunny. A bit on the breezy side, better for the heat, not so great on the hair. Thank goodness I had a whole bottle of hairspray in my hair! I could see everyone waiting for my arrival, including some passerbys that stopped to watch, but the magistrate who was officiating the wedding wasn’t there yet. I remember my Godfather came over to stand in front of me so that my fiance couldn’t see me. I couldn’t wait to become his wife and couldn’t believe there was a hold up. But then she finally arrived and we finally started the ceremony. My fiance looked so handsome standing there in his Marine Corps Dress Blues. I couldn’t believe that he was about to become my husband. His best man was also in his blues. I felt bad that they were in wool on a very hot day in July. He immediately grabbed both of my hands and held them throughout the whole ceremony. We faced each other and looked each other in the eyes the whole time. Don’t ask me what the magistrate said, I didn’t hear a word of it. I remember knowing that it was almost time to say, “I do” and squeezing my fiance’s hands so he would start to pay attention and say it. At the end, everyone in attendance released a white balloon into the sky. We thanked everyone for coming, took a million and a half pictures and then jumped in the limo. We had a lot of time, so we took the scenic route to the reception. Here, we once again greeted everyone and thanked them for coming. We munched on a few appetizers, but when it was time to eat dinner, neither one of us could eat. We were too excited. We had awesome DJ’s! One of them even sang What a Wonderful World to us. We cut the cake and each had our bite, the only bite we had that night. Then we went around to each table thanking everyone for coming. We had our first dance as husband and wife to K.C. and JoJo’s All My Life. A song that was released while my husband was in boot camp and I introduced to him through letters! Then he danced with his mom and I cried my way through a dance with my mom. Then it was time for some fun. I was out on the dance floor all night!! My two little nieces (6 and 8 ) wouldn’t let me leave! We did every dance you could think of, the Electric Slide, the Macarena, and the Chicken Dance. We also did the Bridal Dance. I threw my bouquet. My little niece (who is now 16!!!) almost caught it, but one of my co-workers jumped in and snagged it, much to my nieces broken little heart. The DJ’s had props like a chicken mask for the Chicken Dance, hats for each of The Village People characters when they played YMCA, and so many more. We were absolutely exhausted by the end of the night. It was definitely a fairy tale and I was the princess now married to my Prince Charming. 10 years, quite a few animals, houses, states, friends and two kids later, we are still going strong. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! My husband helped me build a wonderful family, that look exactly like him! I love them more than anything in the world. I feel very blessed. I hope everyone has the opportunity to find their True Love!

Please just leave me alone!!

I am so tired of drama!  I am trying really hard to weed out the negative people in my life and only keep the ones that are there for me no matter what, the ones who care about me and my family, the ones that we have fun with, that are positive, and that care enough about themselves to be honest with themselves and to want to be happy with life.  Unfortunately, some of those negative people just don’t know how to leave me alone.  They keep trying to bring me down, keep trying to hurt my family.  I am so tired of it.  I’m sorry if you cannot be happy with your life.  I’m sorry if you made the wrong decisions and continue to make them.  I’m sorry that you refuse to be happy for me and for the decisions that I have made.  I’m sorry that you keep dragging your kids through the mud with you and that you make things that are supposed to be fun, happy times for them, be about you and your drama.  Grow up already!! Get help!  You are very quickly pushing everyone that cares about you away.  One day you are going to find yourself miserable and alone and you are going to blame everyone but yourself.  Please start caring about yourself before it’s too late.  Stop believing your own lies.  Get help!  I am so happy with my life.  I love my family and the decisions that I have made.  I am so blessed.  I don’t need the negative.  Please, just leave me and my family alone.  Pretend we don’t exist.  Let us be happy, because we will be anyway.  You can’t change that.  Good luck to you.  I’ll pray that some day you can love yourself and enjoy life again before it’s too late.

Brides Beware!

I met a friend at her fitting for her wedding dress yesterday.  She looked absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to see her on her wedding day.  We we chatting with the woman doing the fitting and she mentioned something that I thought I would pass along.  We had been talking about how my friend didn’t want to take her dress off when the fitting was over and how it stinks that we only get to wear them one day.  The lady told us that a lot of brides-to-be will wear their dresses around the house before the wedding.  They just mean to wear them for a few minutes, but then end up in them for an hour at a time.  They’ll take them off and end up putting them back on for a while.  Without realizing it, they will smooth down the dress with their hands getting oil from their palms on the dress. This oil then quickly picks up dirt making the dress have stains on it before the wedding day even makes it’s long awaited appearance.  Many brides come in asking how to get the stains out.  So, brides beware, I know it is very tempting to try on the dress and dream about your upcoming wedding day, but please be careful.  You don’t want it ruined before that dream becomes a reality!  Congratulations to all the brides-to-be.  I hope your wedding and your marriage are everything you ever dreamed of and more!