7QT: About Detroit from our Vacation

"The Detroiter"

We Went on Vacation to my Dad's Hometown of Detroit, Home of my Favorite Sports Team So I did my nails all special.  :) - 1 - The 5 Hour Drive Wasn't So Bad The key is to be prepared.  I squished in the back between the carseats, my dad drove, and my husband sat up in the passenger seat.  It was tight, but I think my kids felt better having me right there, and there wasn't room for me anywhere else anyway.  I gave both of them a goodie bag with special surprises including books, … [Read more...]

5 Fave Road Trip Necessities When You’re Traveling with Kids

Road Trip Necessities When You're Traveling with Kids I'm about to get in the car between two young kids and travel two states over 5 hours to reach our Michigan destination.  A momma has to be prepared.  Here are the biggies I'm going to need... 1. The Leap Pad This is such a great tool for my preschooler to use in the car!  If you're looking for games,  I once did a post called 5 Fave Leap Pad Learning Games.  I feel good about letting her play on the Leap Pad because it really is a great … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Trail Mix for You and Your Kids

Trail Mix

TODAY I am going on a Road Trip with my entire family: hubs, kids, parents, brother, sister and new brother in law.  We're going to be in the car for 5 hours!  This is the longest Tootsie Roll will ever have been in a car, and it *might* even be the longest road trip of Cupcakes' life as well.  I needed to be prepared with food.  (Among other things.) I wanted something for the kids to snack on that was at least a little bit healthy, so I decided on Trail Mix.  The members of my family have … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 31: Detroit Trip! #GoWings

Week 31 Detroit

Theme: Detroit Trip!  #GoWings ... Last Week ... New Stuff My Zentangle is finished!! Link Up! I am trying to connect with other planner people!  If you're a planner-lover like I am, link up your pictures or inspirations!! … [Read more...]

7QT: TR’s First Haircut, A Product Review & More

1st hair cut

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's still teething. - The whole fam went to the Splash Pad / Farmer's Market last night with some friends and that was a lot of fun! - We're going to Detroit next week on vacation! - Cupcakes is still loving gymnastics. - We switched from AT&T to Comcast save some money on Internet (still no TV) - 2 - Dessert of the Week Popcorn and Wine - 3 - Tootsie Roll got his First Haircut! He looks like such a cute little boy! I don't miss the mullet he was … [Read more...]

5 Faves: Electronics in my House


I am doing this post in honor of the hour I spent fixing the problems with my xbox. I turned a Cat in the Hat movie for the kidlets to watch so I could make dinner.  When I came back out, the screen was so dim.  I thought maybe it was the movie because the Cat and the Hat and his little human friends were in the ocean, but it was still weirdly dark.  And then, when the characters moved to an icy surface region, it was still dim. After the kids went to bed, I turned the TV/Xbox back on in hopes … [Read more...]

Product Review: Dawn Dishwand

dishwash wand

This product has changed my life: Dish Washing Wand Dawn Dishwashing Wand I bought one kind of on a whim on our last trip to Target.  I have been without a dishwasher for almost a year.  When we moved in, we thought all the appliances were working, but it actually doesn't.  So, a few months ago, my Dad brought my parents' old dishwasher over to replace it.  However, there's a broken bracket or something so it's still in the garage. So I've been hand-washing dishes.  It's pretty … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 30: Rainbow Sky

Week 30

Theme: Rainbow Sky [Some of my Favorites] ... Last Week ... I Made a Video! I didn't post it to YouTube yet because I'm nervous.  I'm actually nervous to even watch it, haha. How to Set Up & Plan in Your Bullet Journal. New Stuff I started work on a new zentangle.  Hopefully, I'll be able to show you next week! Link Up! I am trying to connect with other planner people!  If you're a planner-lover like I am, link up your pictures or inspirations!! … [Read more...]

Little Lights, Little Tongues, Little Games, Little Coins & other Saturday Laughs


5. Fun at the playground! 4. Cupcakes and Tootsie Roll found a little nook in the entertainment center to play in.  One of them goes in and the other one closes the door.  Then one of them opens the door and they both laugh and switch places.  Watching them play is my favorite reason to have had a second baby!  Is that sentence grammatically correct??  It seems like it has some tense issues... 3. I'm in love with this picture.  Fun in a cart. 2. Abraham Lincoln. 1. My sister put … [Read more...]

7QT: Night Vale, Anniversary, Teddy Bears & More

Teddy Bear Picnic

- 1 - #Updates - We finally got to go out and celebrate our 6th Wedding Anniversary. - We went to Cheesecake Factory because my mother-in-law sent me a gift card for my birthday.  Best ever!! - We've been having a lot of fun outside since the weather's been very nice. - Tootsie Roll sticks his tongue out all the time (as pictured) and we always say "Little Tongue!" when we see it. - He's teething again.  So.  That's the worst. - 2 - Dessert of the Week Cheesecake from Cheesecake … [Read more...]