Let The Fun In!!

Have your floors been keeping the fun out??

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“No, you can’t skate on the floors.”

“You can’t ride your bike in here.”

“Heck no, you can’t bring a motorcycle in here!!!”

If this sounds like you, we wanted to show you that with ArmorMax hardwood floors by Mohawk,  you can let the fun back in!

These are just a few ways ArmorMax protects your floors                                                          so you can play with your family, not stress about your floors:

• ArmorMax is the ultimate protection for hardwood and 12mm laminate flooring, keeping hardwood and laminate looking newer, longer
• ArmorMax creates a barrier against stains, abrasions and everyday wear
• ArmorMax is up to five times more resistant to wear than similar finishes
• 50-year wear limited warranty on hardwood and lifetime limited warranty on laminate
• ArmorMax products are made in the USA
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This holiday season, we want to help you let the fun back into your home!
This Mohawk Flooring Friends & Family coupon is good for 10% off a purchase of ArmorMax products,          through 12/31/15!
Click here to see all the beautiful styles available by ArmorMax!
And don’t forget to check out all the ways we let the fun in while filming this parody!
We were hired by Mohawk to produce this video and Let The Fun In and were amazed at the incredible quality and gorgeous finish of their produts. We were not hired to do this write-up.   

 

 

Movember… Is it Over Yet??

Move over Movember…

Anyone else feel like they get rug burn when they try to kiss their husband, lately? Move over Movember, I’m ready for a Dashing, Dapper, and Debonair (lose the hair)  December to be here and No Shave November to be just an itchy, scratchy, prickly thing of the past.

 

Can Anybody Find Me Some Carpet To Love??

 

I don’t know about you, but in my life, carpet and kids typically should not co-exist.

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Maybe your kids always sit at the table to eat, maybe your toddler never wanders around the house with a green smoothie they managed to pull off the counter or a popsicle they snatched out of the freezer, or maybe your kids know it’s not a good idea to chase after their siblings while carrying a bowl full of cereal and milk.

Not so lucky in my house, nor the houses of most of my friends. Continue reading

Fabulous Fathers, We Salute You!

We here at Laughing Moms would not be Laughing Moms if it weren’t for the amazing dads in our lives.  We wanted to show our appreciation for great dads everywhere and this parody of “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons is the result.  Fathers.

Last Thanksgiving, my family went on a road trip to visit family in Florida.  We listened to “Warriors” for hours straight. Literally, hours.  When my husband finds a song he loves, he plays it continuously. Especially when he wants to stay awake while driving.  So, after hearing “Warriors” for probably the 500th time in a row (fortunately, it’s a dang good song), the idea for “Fathers” was born and my husband and I wrote it together on our drive.  It was so fun to see this song come to life.  We’re so grateful to the many talented dads who sang for this video and who were in the video.  Imagine Dragons are not easily covered.  They’re amazing and we do not touch the tip of their talent iceberg, but it was sure fun trying!

Check out our Behind the Scenes footage!

Special Thanks to our many vocalists:

Robbie Northrop, Marcin Vaclaw, Steve Hanks, Brad Chappell, Joe Merrick, and Robb Rigby.

Special Thanks to the families who helped make our video footage awesome:

The Vaclaws, The Hanks, The Hales, The Chappells, The Millers, The Hainlines, The Beckhams, The Morris’, and The Merricks.

New Lifestyle! A Less Serious Look at Fitness

Summer is right around the corner! Are you ready to don a bathing suit?  If the answer is yes, then pat yourself on the back, because you are awesome! If the answer is no, don’t worry, you’re in good company.

Back when I used to think I knew what it meant to be busy, (balancing job, boyfriend, friends, shopping, and fun) I was actually a personal trainer.  I loved working out and loved fitness.  I still do, but now as a wife, mother of 3, business owner (Planted Juice), and laugh seeker (Laughing Moms), I can’t even keep my house in order, let alone my body.

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Fortunately, (I suppose) due to food allergies I eat pretty well, so my weight is within a healthy range.  Unfortunately, my muscles left this body for fitter pastures long ago.  I’m pretty sure my 5 year old is already stronger than me.  In my defense, she is a quarter Samoan, and my husband is a freakishly strong man who passed on his strong genes.

So, as I sat and planned a calisthenic comeback, inspiration struck! I grabbed my computer and did some keystroke reps, getting my fingers in the shape of their lives. “New Lifestyle” was the result of this workout.  It’s a parody of “Style” by Taylor Swift, and it would help me laugh my way to flatter abs. Come get your workout in with me! For best results, repeat 5x/week for 25 minutes minimum.

xo – Alisha

What are your thoughts on this fitness regime? Share your comments below, we’d love to hear your ideas!

Music Mondays!!

We’re starting a new weekly segment! Music Mondays!  You know we love music, and we’d love to share with you some of the music that moves us!  Since we’re getting started late this week (it’s Tuesday if you hadn’t heard) we’re going to post songs in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

1.  From The Edge of the Deep Green Sea (cover by Oscar Isaac)

This amazing song by The Cure is one of my all-time favorites.  The lyrics are so beautifully tragic.  And it talks about the deep green sea, very fitting for St. Patrick’s Day! This is a ridiculously gorgeous cover by my dear friend, Oscar Isaac. Enjoy!

2. Green Eyes (Coldplay)

Coldplay first made me happy with a song about one of green’s parents, Yellow.  It wasn’t until a couple years later that I heard Green Eyes.  Love this song.  My mom and sister have green eyes and my blue eyes sometimes look green, so you know, can’t help but love the lyrics.  And Coldplay has my undying love.  I wish they were my friends.

3.  Green, Green Rocky Road (cover by Oscar Isaac for Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack)

If you haven’t heard the Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack yet, you must!  My favorites from the soundtrack are Fare Thee Well (both versions, Oscar and Marcus Mumford and Oscar solo), The Death of Queen Jane, and The Shoals of Herring.  Green, Green Rocky Road is also a great cover, and of course, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

4.  Greensleeves

Beautiful song we’re all familiar with, but did you know it was called Greensleeves?? It’s an old English folk tune that has had a variety of lyrics written to accompany it.

5. Give Me Some Hash

And lastly, did you see our St. Patty’s Day Parody of “Take Me To Church” by Hozier?  An ode to all things Irish, or at least all things that Americans think are Irish 🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Look for our Music Monday posts!!

CW Interview!! NewsFix

Check out Alisha’s interview with the CW today for their show NewsFix! Thanks so much for the opportunity, CW33!!

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