Chevrolet Wants to Show Teacher Appreciation with their Educator Discount!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chevrolet for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As a pre-kindergarten teacher, I've been so blessed to receive COUNTLESS amazing and thoughtful gifts from my children and their parents. I've gotten everything from very generous gift cards (to places varying from Target to Dunkin Donuts and even Visa gift cards) to candles / warmers, and hand-made picture frames and ornaments.  I would sometimes get gifts for Valentine's Day and Teacher … [Read more...]

We’re Home! But it Was Not an Easy Trip…

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  This little one is a PRO traveler.  This time she wore her back pack AND dragged her suitcase behind her, which was so helpful.  You wouldn't think such a small family would have so much luggage, but we packed light and still had so much to lug around: Cupcakes' suitcase & backpack Tootsie Rolls' suitcase & diaper bag BIG suitcase for Mommy and Daddy (checked) Hobbs' backpack My purse Stroller & TR's carseat Cupcakes' carseat When we landed in Chicago at 7pm. … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Montana Thanksgiving

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How to Stuff and Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey. Simple.

Thanksgiving Turkey

I'm not great at cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  One could say that I can't do it at all.  There are definitely parts of cooking this meal that had my stomach turning, and I was very glad to have a husband who could do those icky parts.  We're not fans of using the actual liver and innards of the turkey to make the stuffing and later eat, so here's my Mother-in-Law's recipe for stuffing and cooking the turkey in a more delicious and much less disgusting (IMHO) way! INGREDIENTS: Tom.  A Whole … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 47: Yummy Sweets

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Theme: Yummy Sweets Colors: Pink Materials: Sweet stickers - Target?  Not sure... they're from Cupcakes' collection Thin Washi - eBay Sprinkles Washi - Target The Documented Life Project [Art to the 5th] I didn't do last week's challenge (incorporate fabric)... Here's this week's challenge: Attach a map of your state or the world.  Document something about the map. New Stuff Cupcakes' doing: ... Last Week... What's YOUR week look like?? <3 … [Read more...]

Montana Laughs!

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5. Have any of you seen these?! Oxygen bars?? The sign says it helps with stress, headaches, nausea, hangovers, etc...  I wonder how much it costs to sit there and breath some air.  I found it hilarious.  Hobbs explained, it's flavored oxygen and they have these all over.  It reminded me of a futuristic science fiction novel.  Anyone else?!  Or are we just accepting this as a normal thing?   4. Auntie Amy got Cupcakes a set of Tinkerbell & Friends fairies that have shoes and … [Read more...]

7QT: MT Vacay

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- 1 - Happy Friday! It's our third day of our vacation in my husband's home state, Montana!  You can follow our adventures on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag, #MTVacay - 2 - Dessert of the Week We've had a lot of desserts here on our vacation!!  Cupcakes, cake, ice cream.... so yummy!!  Our most special cupcakes were for Great Nana's 81st birthday: - 3 - Vacation!! We're here in beautiful Montana visiting my inlaws and spending an early Thanksgiving with family.  (Hobbs … [Read more...]

Tootsie Roll’s First Foods!

2014-10-23 10.08.20

I've been so excited for this moment, and now it's here!  His first food was pears!  I mashed up an actual pear, and I think he liked it?  During the first feedings, he didn't really know to open his mouth and not spit everything out, and he was also constantly trying to grab the spoon.  He's getting a lot better even though he just started a short time ago!. … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Baby in my Husbands Arms

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Home / Family Organization: Kitchen Command Center and Finances Binder

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Not too long ago, I found my friend Beth Anne's post "Easy Binder Organization for Bills and Mail" on Pinterest.  I hate it when mail piles up, and it happens way more often than I'd like.  I have a command center, which I really do love... Isn't it glorious??  Its a big cork board, which I got at Michael's, and pinned to it are the following: Thirty One Organizer, Calendar, White Board, Post-Its, Cleaning Schedule and Important Notices. In the organizer, I have a place for Mail, Paid Bills, … [Read more...]