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10 New Can’t Miss Fall TV Shows

I definitely have not made it a secret around here how much I love to watch television. Drama, comedy, paranormal, reality….I love it. I’m pretty sure the DVR is the best invention ever….at least since indoor plumbing anyway. There are so many great shows on these days and without the DVR I would miss most of them! So this fall has had some fantastic shows premiere and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with y’all today and see if you have any you think I should be watching. 


1. Mom– CBS; Mondays 9:30ET


This is definitely our number one favorite new show of the season. It’s absolutely hysterical. The humor, the characters, the situations…we love it. Definitely not a show to enjoy with the kids around but we’ve gotten some of the best laughs from this show!




2. The Millers– CBS; Thursdays 8:30ET


I think is probably our second favorite new show of the season. Seriously, CBS hit a home run this season with their new comedies. They’re hysterically funny. Matt and I both love this show and I hope it’s on for a long time. We were hooked from the very first episode. 




3. Ravenswood– ABC FAM; Tuesdays 8:00ET


I love Pretty Little Liars so when I saw they were making a spin-off, I was giddy. Matt is not a big fan of PLL so he doesn’t bother to watch Ravenswood with me. I think he’d like it if he gave it a chance though. It’s got a lot of mystery and paranormal stuff going on and one of the main characters is Caleb from PLL so who can’t love that?


4. Sean Saves the World– NBC; Thursdays 9:00ET


The relationship between Sean and his mom makes this show so dang funny. I love them. The one liners and cast chemistry is top notch. If you loved Sean Hayes as Jack in Will & Grace then you will adore him in this show.  Seriously, it’s a don’t miss show in my opinion. 




 5. Sleepy Hollow– FOX; Mondays 9:00ET


This show was a surprise for me. I knew Matt and Ty would like it but I didn’t know if I would. I was sucked in by the 10th minutes of the first episode! For some reason I was picturing it set in the old days, which I’m not a fan of, but it’s a modern day rendition of Sleepy Hollow. I just saw it’s been extended for a second season already which makes me happy!




6. Super Fun Night– ABC; Wednesdays 9:30ET


Oh man, Rebel Wilson in a comedy series? Yes, please. I’ve loved her in pretty much everything she’s done- the girl is just amazing. I almost missed this show because the name threw me off- I thought it was a game show or something. Ha! I’m so glad I didn’t miss out on her comedic genius. 



7. The Blacklist– NBC; Mondays 10:00ET


We almost didn’t watch this show and I can’t imagine not watching it now! The drama, the suspense, the twists and turns….it’s fantastic! We were hooked from the very first episode and had to find out what happened next! That’s the hallmark of a great show to me- when I can’t stand the wait from one week to the next to find out what happens!



8. The Goldbergs– ABC; Tuesdays 9:00ET


Matt was really unsure about a show set in the 80’s but I knew I would love it. And I was right. Now even Matt loves it. This family cracks me up- the dad is absolutely hilarious. We look forward to this one every week. 



9. Trophy Wife– ABC; Tuesdays 9:30ET


I’ve heard rumors that this show might not make it the whole season and I hope those rumors are wrong because this show is so funny! The cast has such a great chemistry together and it cracks me up. I like this show as much as I like Modern Family….and that’s a lot!



10. Back in the Game– ABC; Wednesdays 8:30ET


We weren’t sure about this show at first but it’s gotten funnier as we watched and got to know the characters a bit more. We’ll keep watching it. The dad, played by James Caan, is probably the funniest character in the show. He’s rude, blunt, and sarcastic….all traits I admire. 


We have quite a few new series saved on the DVR that we haven’t even had a chance to try out yet too- Hostages, The Tomorrow People, The Originals, Witches of East End, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Do you see why my DVR is so full? These are in addition to the can’t miss shows we already record each week. I might need a second DVR to hold them all! 


What are your favorite new shows of the season?



Another Fantastic Offer From Blurb For Christmas


Blurb is really sending out some fantastic deals for your holiday shopping this year! As I said before, I love making Blurb books for presents- especially for the grandparents, they eat that stuff up, y’all! I have another coupon code for you today and some information on their really cool Chicken Soup for the Soul custom template! All links in this post are affiliate links which means if you click and purchase something I make a few pennies to pay for Christmas. 


Coupon Code:  Save 25% when you spend $50 or more on print books with code: SAVING  Code is valid until 11/21/13


Blurb’s Chicken Soup For Your Soul!


It can be really hard buying books for people as gifts. After all, you never know just which books they already have. And then when you do find the right book and give it to them, how do you make it really personal? Put in a book plate? Write an inscription? How do you make the whole thing totally them?


These personalized “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are one really great way to do it. Not only do you get to choose from five different story themes (from “Christmas Stories” to “Giving thanks”), you can personalize it in ways you just can’t with a conventional book. As the title suggests, these are stories meant to comfort and heal. 


Your custom “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book will truly be a book for them because the book is printed with their name on the cover, as the recipient. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can even include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover. Even add a photo to the back. 


There are other nice options to choose from, like the type of cover you’d like and the type of paper. It takes just about five minutes to make it a truly custom book. And chances are, it’s something they’ll love forever. And a 60-page book starts at just $24.95.


There’s a quick video here: Chicken Soup for the Soul that shows you how to fill in all the info using a simple online tool. The books are all done by Blurb, so you know the quality is going to be great. 


Get started here: Blurb’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Book 


What a really neat idea for a gift! I think I might make one of these for my sister for Christmas this year! 



Life With A Threenager

I officially have a teenager….and a threenager. Zoey turned 3 a couple of months ago. I have realized that I had totally forgotten, or perhaps blocked out, what life with a 3 year old is like. Cause it’s not all sunshine and roses. More like tantrums and drama. Oh the drama. 




Zoey was a really easy going baby. Nothing bothered her, she was very chill and go with the flow. Apparently she used all that easy going chill up in the two years because she’s a totally different creature now. 




She’s stubborn and opinionated. She’s independent and loud. She’s dramatic and possessive. She’s feisty and fierce. She rolls her eyes with hands on hips as well as any teenager. She has mood swings that would rival a pms’ing teenager. She sighs loudly and shakes her head at the adults in disgust.  She loudly proclaims that we are not her boss and defiantly sits in time-out when we attempt to show her the errors of her thinking. She cries large crocodile tears when she doesn’t get her own way and stomps her foot when those tears don’t change our minds. 




She has suddenly decided that all food with any nutritional value is to be avoided at all costs. She was the best eater out of all the kids until she turned 3. Now I’m lucky to get anything other than chicken nuggets and fruit snacks in her. Fruit is met with a disdainful sniff and vegetable are met with a full out tantrum. Ketchup counts as a vegetable these days, right? I’m totally counting it. 




She throws herself dramatically to the floor in protest of whatever horrible thing she has been asked to do- most often it’s putting her shoes in the front closet instead of leaving them in the middle of the floor. Oh the horror. 




I can’t believe I forgot the change that overtakes seemingly easy-going toddlers when they hit the age of 3. How could I forget? I assume it’s a form of PTSD designed to make sure people have more than one kid….you know, like pregnancy and childbirth. Thankfully by age 4 it gets better and they turn back into normal kids.


42 weeks and 6 days until she turns 4…not that I’m counting or anything.



I’ve Decided My Bladder Hates Me Now

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with  Pollinate Media Group™ and Poise, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #cleanandfreshswitch http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO


I love my kids. I really do. But nobody ever mentioned the not-so-pleasant things that would happen to my body as a result of birthing those kids. Sure, you hear about the immediate postpartum stuff but here I am three years after the birth of my youngest and I have one side effect that lingers.


*stage whisper* Light bladder leakage. 


It’s embarrassing and nobody wants to talk about it. I remember the first time the subject was broached with my sister and a friend. We were out shopping a little bit after Zoey was born. I knew I needed to visit the restroom but we were on the other side of the store and having too much fun shopping for cute little baby clothes. So I waited. And waited. I waited too long. My sister said something funny that had me laughing out loud and it happened. I tinkled when I laughed. Oh the embarrassment. I had to buy new pants that day. My sister asked me why I wasn’t using a pad and I told her it was a one time occurrence. But guess what? It wasn’t. It kept happening, not all the time, but enough to make me nervous anytime I had to go out in public. First thing I did whenever I arrived somewhere was scope out where the restrooms were. 


After my second incident in public where I didn’t quite make it to the restroom on time I knew something had to give. So began my journey down a never before ventured down aisle at the store. I just assumed that wearing a liner for light bladder leakage would be the equivalent of putting on an adult diaper. You’ve all heard the jokes about adult diapers. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover the truth about Poise pads. 




I had been using regular old period pads but it just felt yucky. Poise pads are very different from period pads- they offer all day protection, a variety of absorbency options, and an ultra thin flexible design that moves with your body. A big selling point for me was knowing that Poise pads quickly lock away wetness and absorb odor. They are three times drier than the leading period-only pad, which means I really don’t feel like I’m wearing a diaper.


I can’t even tell you how much worry has been lifted off my shoulders. I can go out, have fun, and not stress about how far away I am from the nearest restroom. I’m only 36 years old. I don’t want to alter my lifestyle because of light bladder leakage. With Poise pads, I don’t have to.  I can maintain the same frantic paced lifestyle and participate in all the same activities as before….I just do it without fear now. Let’s face it, I have 5 kids. My life is busy. I’m on the move from the minute I get up in the morning- from my early workout on the elliptical machine while I catch up on my favorite shows….




to rushing out the door to get the kids to school on time….




to a {never} quick trip to the grocery store with Zoey….




to grabbing a quick lunch after our grocery trip…




to an afternoon trip to the playground….




to a long wait in the afternoon car rider pick up line at school….




to an impromptu trip to the library after school to complete a homework assignment…




to scrambling to cook dinner for the family….




The last thing I need to worry about is light bladder leakage during my busy days. Thankfully Poise Pads makes it so I don’t have to! Light bladder leakage isn’t something to be embarrassed about anymore. If you also have issues with light bladder leakage Poise pads has a $2.00 off coupon you can print and use at Walgreens. Give the Poise pads a try, I think you’ll be shocked at the relief you feel once you don’t have to worry about light bladder leakage embarrassing you anymore!



Sharing My Pain With Sudafed OPEN UP™

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.


I am cursed with having the worst sinus pain you can imagine. I dread getting even a simple cold because I know it’s going to start out with a sniffle and end with me holding a hot rice compress on my face to try and relieve some of the pressure and pain. I’ve been dealing with this since I was a kid and it gets worse as I get older. In the last year or so the pain has begun to migrate down my face to my jaw. I mean, really? I didn’t even know that was possible. I thought I had an infected tooth and was shocked when my doctor informed me it was my sinuses. I don’t know a lot of people who share my pain and suffering when it comes to sinus pressure. Nobody in my life understands how I feel on those days when I wake up and feel as though my head is going to explode. The pain makes it difficult to accomplish even the smallest task throughout my day. 




One of my go to remedies to relieve the pain, pressure, and congestion is Sudafed. It never fails me and I’ve been using it for years! I recently had the opportunity to try out the Sudafed OPEN UP™ application on their facebook page. The Sudafed OPEN UP™ application lets serious sinus sufferers communicate how sinus pain and pressure looks and feel to them by sketching it out within the application. I had a lot of fun creating my image using the fun graphics. The kids thought it was funny to see mom’s face with an elephant sitting on her head. Too bad it’s not as funny in real life. When I’m struck down with sinus pain and pressure it feels as though I have a pile of bricks on my face, weighing me down and crushing my skull. 




I was able to join the conversation with other serious sinus sufferers. It was nice to be able to chat with people who understand. I got some great suggestions and ideas to try when the pain and congestion threaten to ruin my day.  If you’re a sinus sufferer, you should head on over and check it out!





Sudafed knows that suffering from sinus pressure and pain can leave individuals feeling crushed, beat down, congested and even squeezed, desperately looking for a way to OPEN UP. Serious sinus sufferers are invited to creatively share how they sinus pain and pressure looks and feels to them by using Sudafed’s OPEN UP™ application on Facebook.

Then, beginning on December 2, the Sudafed Facebook community will vote for one of five finalist sketches that best illustrates the pains of sinus pressure. The winner will receive $5,000 and a chance to have their work included in a Sudafed advertising campaign. For more information, visit the Sudafed Facebook page

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.

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