Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Homemade pasta is something I've always wanted to make, but have never tried. I thought it would be much harder and more mess, but it really wasn't that bad. So here's how to make homemade pasta-
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Have you seen the new Lego Movie Trailer? After seeing it when we went to watch Dispicable Me 2 my kids have been non-stop quoting it! All I've heard for the past couple of days is "Isn't there supposed to be a good cop? Hey buddy, do you want some water? Too Bad!" ok, if you don't know what I'm talking about you can watch the trailer here-
Friday, November 29, 2013
Today is the famous BLACK FRIDAY, the one shopping day a year when you will see fights break out in the toy and electronic departments, people pushing and shoving to get the deals, carts stolen, parking spots all taken for miles, camping out at stores from the wee hours of the morning or even the night before, and of course this is right after spending a day with family talking about everything you are thankful for. Then there's Cyber Monday,
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Have you been wondering what to get your kids or others for Christmas this year? What is 2013's Christmas must have list? Well here's a few awesome items I was able to check out at this year's ABC Kid's Expo that I really enjoyed and would recommend you add to your shopping list!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Ok I know I'm a day early, but tomorrow we will be posting our Christmas Must Have list sharing some of the awesome products I was able to see at the ABC Kids Expo this year! So be sure to check the list before doing your Black Friday Shopping! Today I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be filled with family, friends, food, fun, and naps! Here are a few of the things we're planning on making- some of the recipes are linked, others I'll be posting in the next couple of weeks!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
This weeks post topics are going to be a little wacky from our regular schedule with the holiday.
When you have a good sized family like mine and most everyone loves bacon it can get expensive to have on a regular occasion. So we save bacon for special meals. The other morning we were having a family breakfast which has become a special occasion with Scott's work schedule lately. Having one of my inspirations I did something a little different with the bacon, and no, I didn't boil it like the mom in Better Off Dead!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
It was while debating on what to do with an abundance of squash and zucchini that I came up with this really easy idea for a quick and easy to make side dish that can be made up ahead of time and kept in the freezer. I love squash and zucchini cooked in a frying pan with a little butter and carrots. It's something my grandma used to make each Summer with my grandpa's harvest.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This was one of my favorite things at the ABC Kids Expo a couple months ago! Zippy Sack, it's basically a combination of a sleeping bag, blanket and fitted sheet. You place this over your normal fitted sheet and your child uses the side zipper to climb in and out. I was given one of these to review and let me tell you it was the envy of my other kids!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Christmas is just around the corner! And yes I know we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but with Thanksgiving being later in the month this year it kind of shortens the prep-time for Christmas so I'm ok with the early prep. One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the fun Christmas Movies. There are so many to choose from, and it seems like watching them anytime between February- October just doesn't seem right. So what's you're favorite Christmas movie? Here's a few of mine:
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Are you or your family suffering from colds lately? Mine is! It seems like all of us have some symptom of the common cold- sneezing, coughing, sore throat, tired, runny nose, and even the "cold voice". Unfortunately for my husband he's suffering from all of the symptoms, but as for the rest of us we only have 1 or 2 of them. So what really does cure or at lest help with the common cold? Well here's a few tricks we've tried and found effective over the years.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Are you waiting for your daughter to reach a certain age before piercing her ears? Poppy Drops have invented an awesome way to decorate your child's ears without piercing them! These adorable temporary tattoos are the perfect size for your little girl's ears. And just a few seconds with water and they have a cute little picture on their ear that looks like an earring!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Today is Veteran's day and I would just like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who have and are currently serving in the military protecting our country and freedoms. Included in this is my sweet husband Scott who served in the Marines and National Guard, my dad who was a MP for the army, my cousin Todd who still serves with the Air Force and has for over 20 years, my past students who have served and are serving in the Army and Air force, and our many other friends and family members that have and currently serve.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Have you ever watched sci-fi shows and wished you could have some of the technology? ok, I'm totally going to geekify myself but I'd have to say that Star Trek Voyager has some of the coolest toys ever. What I wouldn't give for a replicator.... Anyhow, now you can have a taste of an awesome high tech toy! Bert & Bratt sent me one of these neat little machines to review and I have to say I was pretty giddy when it came in the mail.
Monday, November 4, 2013
I found this sign posted just outside my boys room the other day- "girls do not come in, only moms". It's these stages that are priceless as our kids grow up. I'm sure that within a few years my boys will change the No Girls Allowed attitude, but for now girls have cooties and they have sworn them off. What are some of your favorite stages of your kids growing up? Here are a few I've noticed-
Labels: Kid Stuff
Friday, November 1, 2013
When inspiration was lacking on what to make for dinner, I turned to Pinterest! I soon came across a few ideas that gave me the inspiration to create what I'm calling a Farmer's Casserole. And let me tell you- DEEEELISH!! It's pretty versatile and could be changed up to be whatever veggies and meats you prefer.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween!! Can you believe Christmas is just 8 Friday's away?? Last year was our first experiment of doing only 3 gifts for Christmas. And I have to say it was probably the BEST Christmas ever. Even the kids said so! We focused on making as many things homemade as possible, so our tree was all homemade decorations, some of the gifts were homemade, and of course we made goodie plates for neighbors. It went over so well last year that my husband and I decided we want to do it that way every year! So here's our plan for this year....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As the youngest child of 9 I'm used to the opinions of others on how spoiled I must be, or how I probably got away with murder and other such beliefs. Let me put to rest any questions on the matter.... Yes, I was spoiled, and although murder never crossed my mind I'm sure I got away with a lot more than my older siblings including the ability to do things at a younger age. But it's not all it's cracked up to be. You see there is two sides to the youngest child coin and it's not all rainbows and daisies.