It’s going to be a great weekend! You can win prizes just for #laurentravels

It’s been a weekend I have been looking forward to and dreading all at the same time. My husband is taking me to Branson for our Anniversary. We have traveled a LOT between the two of us but we have never been anywhere just the two of us. I dread it because I am leaving my baby over night for the first time. This little handsome guy is 4 Months old on the 7th!
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I am going to go. I am going to go and enjoy myself and trust that my baby is in GREAT hands and that God will be watching over all of us. While I am gone I have some awesome things for you to check out. Some giveaways, employment opportunities for stay at home moms, some reviews, some coupons, some twitter parties, and a new monthly chance at $50 or more in gift cards! I hope that you will check them all out.

You can enter to win your very own #velatawarmer

You can enter to win your very own #velatawarmer



I think you guys will enjoy trying to win all of these items. Let me know if there is a specific item that you are wanting to see a review on. I have several coming this month. Oh, and lots of twitter parties to come.


Launch of “Clyde & Nora” set for April 1st 2015

Yes, I know that I have my stick in a lot of fires but I am good at being busy and this is something I have wanted to do for a really long time. I can’t wait to bring you Clyde & Nora. I can’t wait to show you what #clydeandnora is all about. It will be a online retailer who purchases lots of items for a really good price and passes them on to you the customers. These items will be props, boy things, girl things, clothing, jewelry, and so much more. It will be a great adventure for all of us. I am excited to let you know that I will be giving away a sample…


to be exact.

I will give away TWENTY-FIVE headband sets when this blog post has 1000 comments, and another TWENTY-FIVE when the facebook page hits 2000 and you guessed it another TWENTY-FIVE when the twitter pages has 2000 followers. Remember a comment is 1-2 full sentences. You can start today and if we hurry we will get Let me know who you want the headbands for, what color you hope to get your hands on, and If you are expecting a baby before 4/1/2013

March Follower Of The Month 2015 – $50 gift card

I have only been blogging since September 1st, 2014. I never in my wildest dreams would have dreamt I ha come this far this quick. I thank you guys for that. You are the reason I succeed. I really wanted to bring you an awesome program and I believe I have found it. If you don’t like it you don’t have to participate for my $50!

So so if this month goes good I will do it again next month with more prizes. You must be the most active person on the blog and here are the minimum requirements.

1. Fill out the form – It will be at the very bottom of this page.

2. Comment- You will be required to comment on blog posts. To be the winner you will need to have commented a minimum of 75 times on and remember a comment is 1-2 full sentences.

3. Subscribe- You will need to subscribe to my blog. Click the “follow” button on any post or page of

4. Follow- You will need to be my friend, fan, or follower on all social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

5. You will need to be the most active and in order to win have the minimum statistics.
-minimum 75 comments on the blog.
-minimum 31 comments on facebook page.
-minimum 31 comments on instagram.
-minimum 31 replies on twitter.
-minimum 75 retweets on twitter.
-minimum 15 repins/pins on pinterest.
-minimum 31 shares on facebook.
-minimum 75 posts likes on facebook.

6. If you don’t do number one you will NOT be the winner.

7. This will run from 3/5-3/31 and the winner will be announced via blog post on 4/2/2015.

Good Luck.
If you have questions you can ask them in the comment section and that will get you off to a good start.

Velata #review & #giveaway by @thestaufferhome

I absolutely love Velata and I am excited to give you the opportunity to win it while I am gone. If you share this giveaway be sure to use the hashtag #laurentravels so I can check in on you guys while I am out.

Velata is MLM company that helps families turn minutes into precious moments. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones slow down and enjoy each other as you enjoy food together — and turn meals and parties into cherished memories. You have the choices of Belgian chocolate, fondue warmers, raclette’s, and even crepe makers…but it doesn’t stop there. You can check out all of their products when you head over to get entered to win this warmer!!

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How can you win this Velata warmer? You can enter your information here…

So, now I bet you are wondering when I am giving this one away, aren’t you?! Well, I am doing things a little different with this giveaway. I am giving it away once this blog post has 1000 comments on it. A comment must be at least 1-2 full sentences. I want you to tell me what kind of party you will throw if you win this Velata Warmer. Would it be themed? Simple? What foods would you serve? Sweet or Salty? You see where I am going with this. Also, mingle amongst yourselves talking if you would like just know that only the comments that are 1-2 full sentences will count.

Also, don’t forget to check out all the AMAZING things going on while I am “out of the office” here!

Powered On Beverages #review & #twitterparty

Powered on beverages sent me a great selection of their beverages. Their beverages are natural energy beverages with the mind blowing combination of Ornithine and caffeine. (Yessss! You know this sleepless momma enjoyed this review!) So you know what caffeine is but I would bet money you don’t know what Ornithine is … it’s an amino acid that stimulates the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat (Yes I said fat!) this process resulting in the release of stored energy. Ornithine also reduces ammonia which is harmful to the body and brain, causing fatigue, confusion, slower thinking speed and poorer memory. Now I am smart but I learned all of that from the powered on website.

Some more great benefits of Powered On beverages are as follow: Naturally sweetened with can sugar and stevia. It’s low calorie with just fifteen calories per serving. They have no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives…Non GMO, Soy & Gluten Free and Kosher certified.

These awesome beverages come in some awesome flavors. Raspberry Limeade, Peach Mango, Dragon fruit Tangerine, Tropical Citrus, and Blueberry Lemonade. Below are the companies descriptions of the flavor and my personal opinion.











I am a big lover of all things raspberry. This was a tad more limeade than I loved but the overall taste was superb. You can purchase those here. Peach Mango! I loved loved loved this one. It reminded me of a girly drink at brunch on the shore of cozumel. (Take me back to cruise ship please!) A few days later I tried the Dragon Fruit Tangerine. I really though I would love this as I love a good Dragon Fruit Water but this was much more Tangerine. It was great but maybe it should be Tangerine Dragon Fruit instead. Still I would choose this over any other energy drink I have tasted. Then I moved on to the Tropical Citrus…AMAZING. Seriously it rocked my world!! Once again the taste took me to my happy place on a cruise sailing somewhere in the big big ocean. Sorry for all the cruising references it’s been almost a year since I last cruised and I can totally tell. The last flavor was Blueberry Lemonade, I have to be honest #mrgamewarden reviewed this one. I love on and only one thing that has bluebrry in it…a Great Big Blueberry Muffin straight out of the oven. #mrgamewarden on the other hand loves anything and everything blueberry. It was to his satisfaction, to say the least. HE thought it was an awesome source of an energy drink but didn’t have that crash factor once had wore off like some energy drinks out there.

Powered On Drinks Twitter Party 3/8 7pm CST

Love Dove Trading Scrapbook Package Review

Who doesn’t love crafting? Scrapbooking? and History? I do. So, when I got this amazing package from Love Dove Trading I was thrilled, flabergasted, and simply blow away by it’s quality. For once quality and quantity came in the same package. An awesome collaboration! It had awesome pictures that you would find at my grandparents home, recipes, magazines clippings, etc. And for the price??? It’s a steal. Here is everything that she includes in a package.

Each kit includes: (at least and not limited to)
14 vintage music book covers
1 scrap from an 1920’s newspaper. Approximately 8×10″
2 pages 1920’s large dictionary
2 pages American Childhood Magazine. 1920’s
3 pages 1920s Art Magazine
3 pages from a baseball magazine printed in Japanese. Printed in the last 5 yrs.
5 pages from a 1970s’ gardening book. Full sized/ full page glossy photos or illustrations
5 pages large format religious book 1950s
5 pages The Hobbit. 1970s illustrated version. Each page has illustrations. Pages approx 7×10″
5 pgs 1970s children’s bedtime story book.
10 pages 1950s medical dictionary
3 pages 1930s World History Book
3 pages 1950s Children’s Dictionary
4 vintage map pieces
1 page featuring a picture of a face!
6 cut outs of geographical info from atlases
4 beautiful lithographs dating from the 1900s- 1915.
2 oversized illustrations from a 1946 Popular Science Animal Book.
1 full sized Mother Goose Illustration
6 large scraps of vintage wallpaper
30 various game cards or pieces
2 pages early 1900s satire poetry book
1 vintage fabric sample card
3 vintage hand written notes/ letters or pages written with a old fashioned typewriter
2 pieces vintage pattern tissue
1 vintage pattern instruction booklet/ sheet
vintage raffle tickets
15 paper sample cards in a variety of colors or textures in varying sizes
2 textured pieces of 1970s crazy red and gold wallpaper
9 postcards- mostly vintage and foreign
5 greeting cards- most are unused and many are vintage
4 vintage envelopes
10 or more antique ads from newspapers or magazines dating from 1900- 1930s.
10 vintage family/ travel photos from the 1960s- 1970s
10 more current family/ snapshot photos on glossy paper.

Love Dove Trading

You can purchase one of your very own here. My husband happened to be home when this product arrived and decided he enjoyed looking through all the different things we found. It was amazing that all of the beauts came in one package. I am looking forward to making more than just the one card I made. The owner of this business is an absolute doll to work with. She was very understanding when sickness landed us in the hospital with our three month old son. She told me when she mailed it and continued to follow up with me until it was in my hands. I hope that you will take note of that fine customer service and will work with her in the near future.

I plan to use these to show you a new DIY craft for my Mommy’s Monday. Every Monday I take one hour to craft and spend that time for me. This series will start in March 2015 and I hope you will come back and if you are interested in this weeks craft @ Mommy’s Monday.

Join us at 1pm on 3/6/2015 for a twitter party! The most active tweeter will win a gift pack of their own.

Love Dove Trading Twitter Party RSVP