Filofax Week 48: Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Theme: Thanksgiving Week Colors: Orange, Brown, and Blue   Materials Washi Tape: Target Thin Washi: eBay Turkey Sticker: Not sure, have had it forever The Documented Life Project [Art to the 5th Blog] This Week's Challenge: Depict Gratitude in a Creative Way I really wanted to do last week's but time got away from me!  Maybe I can go back and add a map to show you later. Great idea!!  :o) New Stuff I'm going to start a bullet journal! Here's what it will look like; my … [Read more...]

I Would Much Rather Be in Gulf County!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Wow it's cold!  As you might now, we're located in the Chi, and its already (we're approaching the end of November so I guess I shouldn't be surprised...) so freezing cold, I want to get OUT!  Here's a post about a great place to visit during these bitter cold months of January through March. Imagine how nice it would be to take off with your husband or close group of friends and … [Read more...]

Hilarious Faces My Kids Made *Saturday Laughs*

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  5. "The wolf's going to eat the baby bears!"  Worriedly watching Disney Nature's Bears. <3   4. Enough said.   3. Sibling Love.  TR's face at Cupcakes as he shakes Mr. Giraffe.   2. I don't know why TR made this face, but it's pretty much hilarious.   1. This face.  Also hilarious.  Those lips!  <3 We're all having a great time.  :) Linking these Laughs with The Mommyhood Chronicles. … [Read more...]

7QT: Back to Chi Town


- 1 - Happy Friday I'm sad that our vacation is over, but I'll tell you one thing I'm very happy about: normal eyes!  I found out this past week that I am very allergic to dogs (I thought it was just cats).  WOWZA my eyes were in agony!  I'm happy that they're much better now!! - 2 - Dessert of the Week PIE!  Pumpkin Pie for our early Thanksgiving!  It was so super delicious as was the Pistachio Pudding and Blueberry Delight!  Wish I had pictures... here's the Thanksgiving spread at … [Read more...]

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...]