7QT: About Detroit from our Vacation

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...]

7QT: 4th of July, My Birthday, & More

- 1 - #Updates - TODAY IS MY 6 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! - 4th of July was awesome! - My husband threw me an awesome surprise party! - At the party I got a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card, which I used to buy a laminator! - I got a very nice package in the mail for a very nice person for my birthday!  It's called a RAK (random act of kindness) and I was blown away!  Picture on my IG. - I met a friend for lunch this past week because she's moving out of state!  It was really nice; I … [Read more...]

Fun & Easy Firework Art Project for Kids

  I found this great simple 4th of July art project on Pinterest, and I already had all the supplies necessary to do it!  This was such an easy craft and Cupcakes really enjoyed it.  The tricky part was finding the time when she was awake but Tootsie Roll was napping.  We squeezed it in because she actually woke up before he did during the afternoon nap! Supplies: - Red & Blue Paint - A White Piece of Paper - About 8 Flexi Straws - Scotch Tape Instructions: 1. Assemble the … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Patriotic Trail Mix! (with Minions!)

I wanted to make a treat for the 4th of July, but I wanted it to be super simple as well as delicious.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and tweaked it just a tad. What's more patriotic than Minions?? Ingredients:   Honey Maid Minion Graham Crackers Peanuts or other nuts (optional) Strawberry Twizzlers Flat Marshmallows (they make these for s'mores) Blue M&Ms (I couldn't find blue-only so just bought a big bag and had my daughter sort out the blues.) Confectioners Sugar … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy Birthday, America! Here's us last year.  Looking forward to making some more awesome memories.  I wonder how Tootsie Roll will feel about the fireworks... What are YOU doing today?? … [Read more...]

7QT: Welcome July, My Favorite Month

- 1 - #Updates - This is my favorite month!  Welcome, July! - It might not be my favorite this year; I'm turning the big 3-0 in two days! - But yay 4th of July!! - I'm journaling again!  Thanks, Midori Traveler's Notebook. - I need help with my etsy stationary addiction... - And my smart phone addiction.  It's getting in the way of my sleep. - We got to go on a playdate to the zoo yesterday, but could only stay a little over an hour.  Cupcakes really wanted to see the bats, and we were … [Read more...]

7QT: Good Things and a Memorial

- 1 - Happy Friday! The week after the four day week is so hard… #LaborDay - 2 - Dessert omg it's been so crazy we're barely figuring out dinners!  #moving - 3 - Something Really Good Happened It might have been an answer to a prayer.  Not a huge prayer, but a significant one.  And I'm feeling pretty good right now.  :)  Today is going to be a good day. - 4 - We Live in a House Now! Have you heard??  You can see the first view on my new place on my Wordless post from this … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!!!

Have a wonderful day!!  <3 Thanks to all our troops for our freedom! … [Read more...]

7QT: Family Fun

- 1 - Happy Friday My inlaws have been in town this week and they wanted to do ALL THE THINGS!  So we had an activity-packed visit!!  I'll tell you all about it in these quick takes.  :) - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream & Pie! They took us out to our "Free Pie Wednesday" restaurant which was delicious but kind of a disastrous outing… Cupcakes fell backwards off her chair and seriously bruised / scraped her leg (didn't hit her head, thank God!) right as I was trying to calm down … [Read more...]