7QT: Cupcakes’ Birthday Party & Christmas Tree

#Updates – My little Cupcakes turned SIX! I can't believe it!! ^^^ She wore this crown that her teacher gave her for 3 days.  No joke, haha. - Unfortunately, the first big snow storm of the year was really bad and it fell on her birthday party day so a lot of kids didn't show up.  She still had a fun time though. - We got our Christmas tree up! - ^ Cupcakes wasn't feeling well.  Stomach flu came through our house and it was horrible. - Hobbs' work Christmas party was very nice.  We … [Read more...]

A Joyful St Nick Day to All!

I hope you all had a wonderful St. Nicholas Day yesterday!!  Here are my kids' shoes. He actually said, "Oh Em Gee!  That's crazy!"  Hahaha I did some research and found out that St. Nick used to send coins down chimneys to help children in poverty and to save little girls from brothels.  I think I learned a very long time ago that tangerines were great gifts because they were hard to come by (and therefore expensive) and very sweet. Separating St. Nick and Santa They're not to be … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 49: Advent

Now that Cupcakes' birthday is over, my planner is ready to start preparing for Christmas! Theme: Advent Colors: Red and Green New Stuff Look what I got in the mail!!!!  From my "Secret Santa", but I found out it was from one of my best friends.  I can't believe she remembered I had my eye on these Tombows!!! Thanks Peaches!!!!  Now I just have to learn how to use them! Share your planners! … [Read more...]

DIY Birthday Party Photo Frame

Cupcakes' birthday party is coming up and I spontaneously decided to make one of those Photo Frames... I keep seeing them pop up at birthday events and thought I'd give it a try.  Her theme is Shopkins hence the characters.  You can adjust to fit any theme you'd like. Materials Colorful Poster Board White Foam Board Happy Birthday Letters (I used this great bag) Shopkins Coloring Book Printer Paper Brush Markers Mod Podge & Brush Glitter Scissors Exacto … [Read more...]

How to Successfully Combine Family Life and Studying for a Degree

Once kids come along, your life is no longer your own. Kids are demanding and the older they get, the more they ask of you. If it isn’t lifts to the mall they want, it’s cash to spend on treats and new clothes. If you work full-time as well as juggling family responsibilities, you are probably wondering how on earth you can fit in study time. But don’t worry because it is possible – and the benefits more than make up for the hassle. Further education is always a good investment. Studying for an … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 48: Cupcakes’ Birthday

Theme: Cupcakes' Birthday Color: Pink Materials: Sprinkles Washi Tape: Target Cupcakes Washi Tape: Michael's December Calendar and Tracker Share YOUR Planner! … [Read more...]

Garlic Parmesan Fettuccini

I found this recipe on Pinterest and now I can't stop making it! It's scrumptious! And pretty easy so win-win. Give it a try; you may even have all the ingredients already! Ingredients: 8 oz Fettuccini (1/2 a box) 2 Cups Chicken Broth 1 Cup Milk Salt & Pepper (optional) 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 4 teaspoons Minced Garlic 2 Tablespoons Butter 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese 2 Tablespoons Parsley (optional) Instructions: ** Pro Tip: Measure ingredients out ahead of time (learned this … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 47: Happy Thanksgiving!

Theme: Happy Thanksgiving!! Colors: Orange and Brown Materials: Fall Leaves Washi Tape: Target Thanksgiving Stickers: Michael's I'd love to see your planners!!  Share! Share! … [Read more...]

7QT: Yummy Dessert, Michael Buble, Saturday Laughs, & More

#Updates – It's getting cold, and it makes me very sad. - We've started listening to Christmas music!! - I am, however, trying to hold off decorating until after Thanksgiving. - Thanksgiving is this week!!  I think I'll make it! - 2 - Tagalong Pound Cake! Do you need a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving?  This one is GREAT and easy! Recipe Here – 3 – Michael Buble & Doodle Challenge I'm doing the #DoodleWithUsInNovember Challenge with @alexandra_plans and @christina77star on … [Read more...]

Tagalong Pound Cake

I know that Thin Mints are the Number 1 Favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and I love those, but I also reeeeaaaally love the Tagalongs.  I think they might be tied for favorite.  Anyway, I found a recipe for a Tagalong Pound Cake on Pinterest!  It looked easy enough so I had to try it! Ingredients: - Frozen Pound Cake, thawed - 2 Tablespoons Butter - 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter - 1/3 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar - 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla - 4 ounces Chocolate Chips Instructions: - Remove the … [Read more...]