7QT: Updates, Bullet Journal, Winter & More

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- 1 - #Updates Hey everyone!  How are you friends on the east coast?  We're praying for you!  It's not too snowy here, but it is cold and we're in for the duration.  I have to be extra worried (despite Padre Pio's great advice) about Hobbs driving on the roads, and Gilmore Girls has been hooking me in so I don't get enough sleep at night, but other than that, life is pretty great.  TR is still teething, and that top guy hasn't popped through yet, but he seems to be in less pain.  Oh!  And he … [Read more...]

101 Free (or Cheap) Winter Activities for Kids

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Baby, it's COLD outside!  Are your kids going as stir-crazy as mine?  Here are 101 ways to combat cabin fever.  Please let me know if you have any great ideas to add to the list! 1. Freeze bubbles. 2. Build a snowman family. 3. Build an igloo. 4. Help shovel snow. 5. Bake cookies. 6. Make Cranberry Bliss Bars, like the ones at Starbucks. 7. Drink Hot chocolate. 8. Have a New Years Eve Party with your kids. Let them open a treat bag on every passing hour. 9. Go see the zoo … [Read more...]

5 Favorites: Dino Cuddle Toys for my Baby Boy

Wubbanub Love | For Love of Cupcakes | @4LoveofCupcakes

TR LOVES his Wubbanub.  I take it everywhere we go.  It's one of those toys where if I leave the house having forgotten it, I have to turn around and go back home to get it.  We are extra vigilant in malls or wherever we're walking around with him in the stroller in case it falls out.  (It happened to us once and was quite horrific; luckily someone picked it up and we retraced our steps back to the store where it was recovered.) I just think it's adorable with its little face and cute smile. … [Read more...]

Teething Update

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You know what's funny / ironic?  In the days of teething, sleep is quite elusive for baby and therefore, mommy.  One should sleep whenever possible!  I know this.  And yet, it's 11pm, and I just realized I forgot to get my Teething Update blog post written for tomorrow.  Yeesh.  It's been a dramatic day.   The top tooth has STILL not popped through.  However, the last two nights have been much better than the several nights before them.  So what's going on?  TR does *not* like it … [Read more...]

Filofax Week 5: Ahhh Tropical

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Theme: Ahhh Tropical Colors: Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow Materials: Blue & Green Washi: Dollar Store Thin Washi: eBay Drinkie Stickers: Michael's Palm Tree Drawing done with Felt Tip Pens The Documented Life Project [Art to the 5th blog] Art Challenge: Writing Journal Challenge: Words with Friends  You can see my challenges from last week in the picture under the subheading, "Last Week".  To go along with the color wheel week, Cupcakes and I have been working on colors and … [Read more...]

Yay, Touchdown & other Saturday Laughs


5. So babies are the cutest and most fun things ever. Tootsie Roll has learned two tricks. Is it too reminiscent of dogs to call them tricks? Anyway, here's one of them: TOUCHDOWN! 4. We went to the mall with my mom the other night, and she (my mom) was very shocked to find out that Cupcakes does not yet have all of the Ty My Little Pony stuffed animals.  We saw them at our local Japanese Import store, and she found out about the lack of MLP stuffies.  So she got Cupcakes a Twilight Sparkle. … [Read more...]

7QT: What I’m Watching, Doing and Making


- 1 - Here's What's Up I want these Quick Takes to be better...  Dwij at House Unseen and Jenna at Call Her Happy are making changes to theirs and I noticed that mine could use some sprucing.  I guess I want to talk more about what's going on in my life. - 2 - Screen Time As much as I try to limit screen time (mostly for my littles), it still seems to be a big part of my life.  So here's what we're watching and doing.  Don't judge.  ;-) On Netflix Cupcakes' TV watching is very very … [Read more...]

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

One day, I met my husband and our kids at Starbucks.  I can't remember where I was or why we were separated in the first place, but when I found them at the table, Hobbs had a surprise for me.  I am not a coffee drinker so I don't often go there, and therefore am not familiar with the menu. What he had there on the table for me was a Cranberry Bliss Bar.  I'm wasn't super into cranberries (except at Thanksgiving) so I was skeptical.  But oh. my. gosh.  It was absolutely amazing!  So amazing … [Read more...]

{Wordless} My Adorable Family

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A Rambling Post on Teething and Tylenol

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This is going to be a brain-dumpy post.  Fair warning. Tootsie Roll has started teething.  It actually started a few weeks ago.  I'm proud to announce that he has successfully teethed two teeth, his bottoms.  Those first teeth weren't too bad.  He had one or two rough nights, and even those weren't very rough. But now. His top teeth are coming in.  I don't remember Cupcakes' top teeth coming in RIGHT AFTER her bottoms!  As a nursing mom, I was hoping to wait a bit longer for the top teeth. … [Read more...]