iPhone 5S – I lost all of my ringtones…

The last time I synced my phone to my computer I lost all of my ringtones, what the heck I paid for them.  I was so frustrated.  My hubby is a techie guy and is solely responsible for converting me to Apple products.  I asked him to do some research and low and behold he quickly found an answer for me and guess what it worked and quickly.  I wanted to share with others who may be experiencing the same frustration.

I can’t take credit for this resolution but to be honest I don’t know where he got the answer.  Hope this helps, have a great day!

Restore your tones from the iTunes Store

If you purchased your tones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and never synced them to your computer, you can restore your tones directly to your device from the iTunes Store using the steps below.

If your device already contains previously purchased tones that you synced or restored to your device from iTunes on your Mac or PC, turn off Sync Tones in iTunes before completing the steps below. Otherwise, you might download duplicate tones to your device.

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Go to itunes.com/restore-tones.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap Restore. You’ll see a message that reads: “This may take a while. You can continue to use this device while we prepare your tones. You will be sent a push notification when they are ready to download.”
  5. Tap Done.
  6. When you receive the notification on your device, tap Download, or, if you receive the notification on your lock screen, swipe to download.* All of your tones will download, including any that are explicit.
  7. Check to make sure that your tones are now on your device:
    Ringtones: Tap Settings > Sounds > Ringtone.
    Alert tones: Tap Settings > Sounds > Text Tone (or any other alert listed).
    If you assigned purchased tones to your contacts, these will also be restored.

New Yoplait Greek Yogurt Whips, yay or nay?

My manager recently told me about these new Yoplait Greek Whips.  She was telling me how much she liked them and how light they were.  This weekend when I was at the grocery store I decided to pick some up and try it.  They say only 100 calories.  So right off the bat I am not excited about the fake sugars.  Recently I have made an effort to try and limit my intake of fake sugars and have found that I really don’t like the taste anymore.  I tried a different Greek yogurt and I couldn’t even eat it because of the fake sugar taste.

Anywho…  Today I tried one of these Greek Yogurt Whips for my afternoon snack and you know what, I loved it.  A nice sweet treat, doesn’t taste diet, like fake sugar and it is very light and airy.  I actually took a picture and texted my manager to say she was 100% correct, delicious.  Loved!!!!!

I say these are a definite YAY!!!!!

Spaghetti squash, yummmmmm….

I love spaghetti squash but always struggle with creative recipes for making it.  Sure I can look on Pinterest but most times when I am making it I am cooking on the fly and no time for Pinterest.  Tonight I made it so delicious that I have to share.  Of course I don’t have an actual recipe but here is what I did.

I steamed the spaghetti squash in the microwave.  I cut and steamed fresh broccoli in the microwave.  I put the spaghetti squash in a big bowl, added margarine, garlic and onion powder, shredded Italian cheese and then the fresh steamed broccoli.  I put the mixture in a casserole dish and baked it at 350 until it was bubbling and started to brown.

Hubby and I both had two helpings, it was that good!

Westwood Design – Baby Furniture – AMAZING company!

Four years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter my husband and I were looking all over for furniture for her room.  We went to the usual places like Babies R US, Bellini and felt like we were settling for a crib.  Finally we went to Jordan’s Furniture. We found a crib we fell in love with, well honestly there were a few we fell in love with.  It was tax free weekend so we picked her crib and dresser.  It was made by Westwood Design.  It is solid and well made.  Now any of you who have purchased a crib or will be, you will encounter the sales people telling you to buy everything upfront (i.e. if you plan to convert the crib by the rails and toddler rail now) because however many years down the road the crib may no longer be made.  So we did like we were told and bought everything upfront.  It was delivered and we put the rails safely away for years down the road.


Cypress Point – Toffee Pine

Fast forward to now, my daughter just turned four and has decided she would like a big girl bed.  We go back to Jordan’s buy her a mattress and boxspring and thankfully we bought those rails because guess what – they no longer carry that manufacturer anymore and even worse, the crib is discontinued.  We pull the toddler bed apart, open the box with the rails and WHAT??????  One of the rails is completely destroyed, what will we do.  I call Jordan’s, they will have to speak to merchandising and get back to me (which they did a few days later).  I find that BuyBuy Baby carries this manufacturer but guess what they don’t stock any of these parts in the store.  Well for the heck of it let me call the manufacturer – guess what it is Saturday and they are closed.  AH HA, I will send them an email via their website and see if they can help me.  I let them know the situation and I get almost an immediate response from someone at the company.  She asks me to send her pictures and a date of when we purchased the furniture and where we purchased it.  Wow, ok no problem.  So I proceed to send her pictures (hubby and I take pictures of everything so of course we had a bunch to send).  What we found as we looked into this further was it appears Jordan’s or someone knew the product was damaged because the box was taped right where the damage was.  Here are some pictures of the damage, it is clear we could not use this at all:

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Monday morning I get an email back from the company and the woman Donna says Wow what a mess.  We don’t make that crib anymore but we would like to send you rails in a color that is very similar. What is your address?  I felt at first like wow, maybe there are good people and good companies in this world but wait, will they really send me the rails?  I sent her my address and waited a few days.  Never heard back from her so I followed up with a couple more emails and received no response.  Ok, I guess it was too good to be true.  But me, being so persistent, called the manufacturer directly and spoke to someone in customer service who said Donna was not in yet but would get in touch with me later in the day.  I didn’t hear back from Donna.  What the heck…  I called back and was finally told that the rails were in the process of being prepped for shipping and they would send me a tracking number when they did finally ship.  Monday morning, Presidents Day I received the much anticipated tracking number.  Thursday the rails arrived and the box looked in perfect condition.  I was nervous though…

We decided to open the box and check the rails before we pull everything apart again.  The rails were in perfect condition – a complete sigh of relief.  My daughter’s bed is finally all put together and she has her big girl bed.


At the end of the day, I am completely impressed with the service I received from Westwood Design.  They really didn’t have to send me the rails, I bought them somewhere else – but they stand by their product.  I highly recommend their furniture but I do suggest you open every box that is delivered before storing it all away – you don’t want to have to deal with what we did.

Thank you Westwood Design – Thank you Donna and Megan!

I just have a lot to say…

I find myself often thinking of things I would write in a blog so I decided it was time to start one.  Finally get some of this stuff out of my head and into the world.  Could be products I like, recipes, mom stuff, situations that happen – oh the possibilities are endless.  I just hope that someone, somewhere finds something on here useful or helpful.  Happy reading!