7QT: Goats, Diapers, Chicken & More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's still teething. - We still have not heard from Cupcakes' potential preschool. - There was a tornado warning this past week! - We had a wonderful #ZooDay yesterday. - I got to go out to dinner with my lovely friend, Peaches. - We set up Cupcakes' princess castle tent earlier this week and the kids are loving it! - 2 - Dessert of the Week We still have candy from the 4th of July parade!!  Eep - 3 - 5 Reasons I Love These Diapers I Love These Kidget's … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Things to Do in the Summer #5Faves

I love Summer; it is such a wonderful time of the year. And I very much dislike winter.  So I'm happy to share five of my favorite activities during the summer: 1. Draw on the sidewalk / driveway with chalk 2. Go exploring with the kids. 3. CARNIVALS! 4. Picnics.  Yum! 5. The 4th of July   If you're looking for fun and free (or cheap) activities to do with your kids during the last month-ish of summer, I wrote a post of 101 ideas!  Click the picture! What are YOUR … [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...]

Awesomely Fun Bridal Shower Game: “Who Has the Groom”

I just hosted my sister's bridal shower a couple of weeks ago, so now I'm sharing all the games we played (I got to be in charge of games).  This is a post about my FAVORITE game of the party.  It's called "Who Has the Groom", and I found it on Pinterest: here. How to Play "Who Has the Groom" - Pass out envelopes as guests enter. - Instruct them not open until they're told. - At a moment during the shower, get everyone's attention. - Explain that the envelopes either contain the groom … [Read more...]

Cute DIY Cinderella Mouse Craft: Gus Gus & Jac

Have you seen the new Cinderella movie?  It took us a while, but Cupcakes and I finally went with my mom to see it!  I might say this a lot, but I LOVED the movie!  Loved!  The message was beautiful and even though I cried pretty much the whole time, I couldn't have been happier with how it was done. Cupcakes loved it too.  So we wanted to do some Cindrella-related crafts and activities. We had this Scholastic book from a couple of Easters ago.  I found them at Jewel (Albertson's to some … [Read more...]

7QT: Good Friday… Holy Week Takes

- 1 - #Updates My updates have mainly been about the weather.  LOOK!  It got better again: Today is Good Friday.  We keep solemn between 12pm - 3pm in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice for us on the cross.  #NoGreaterLove - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: Pinterest Tips - 3 - Great Target Deal of the Week $5 off the normal price of $50! Tootsie Roll is … [Read more...]

Cardboard Box Activity: Make a DIY Play Car

  We've been doing all these home improvement projects to rectify all the violations our foreclosure home has.  One of the projects we have to do is install an area well.  I didn't know what that was until we had to look it up to fix it.  It's kind of like a window well, but I guess more rare.  So we had to order it online. Lowes (who by the way is not sponsoring this post, as much as it might appear to be) sent our area well over in this fun Cupcakes-sized box!  How could we NOT do … [Read more...]

My (and Cupcakes’) 5 Fave Shopkins #5Faves

Alright technically, these are my nine favorite Shopkins, but I'll tell you my *absolute* faves of these nine.  Have you heard of these things?  They're similar to the Crazy Bones of my day, but cuter!  And colorful!  They're apparently all the rage.  Cupcakes' friend told us about them, and now we try to find them at Target and they're always sold out.  My brother gets them for her on eBay.  It's possible he's more into them than she or I!  Are you / your children a collector / … [Read more...]

First #ZooDay of the Year! {Photo Dump}

Have I mentioned that I love going to the zoo?  It's true.  It's one of my favorite things: outside, awesome animals, kids LOVE it, and because my lovely mom gets me a membership for my birthday every year, it's pretty much free.  We *did* buy those ridiculously expensive souvenir cups for Hobbs and myself on our first visit, but that was only because we can bring them back every time in 2015 to get free refills all over the zoo.  Since we go so often, we'd be losing money NOT buying them.  I'm … [Read more...]

10 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

  Our St. Patrick's Day Party this past Saturday was so much fun! I had forgotten how amazing / funny the movie Quiet Man is! Cupcakes loved helping me make all the treats for our party, including the cupcakes, haha. Here are Some Ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Little Kids today! 1. Go looking for shamrocks in the yard. 2. Make shamrock sugar cookies using three hearts. 3. If your kids are old enough explain three hearts ^^^ making one shamrock are like the … [Read more...]