7QT: Marriage, the Beach, Toilets & More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's teething seems to have slowed down a bit. - We still have not heard from Cupcakes' potential preschool. - We got a new toilet!!!  The one that was here when we moved in was just not ok. - AND we installed it ourselves!  (Well, mainly Hobbs did.) - Hobbs has a cold, and I very much hope the rest of us don't catch it! - I've noticed the blogosphere is already excited for Fall.  I don't know if I'm ready to get on board with this yet... - 2 - Dessert of the … [Read more...]

Leaves, Nursing Robin, Icky Salad and other Saturday Laughs

      5. Classic.  Jumping in leaves with Daddy.  I was watching Cupcakes play in the leaves out my window and door as I was trying to get Tootsie Roll to sleep.  She was laughing and laughing.  It was so adorable! 4. CUPCAKES: "What do you think of my dinner? ME: "I think it'll be great!" CUPCAKES: "Okay.  It might be a little icky because it has salad in it." ME: "But salad is yummy!!" CUPCAKES: "Well I do not like that so it's a little bit yucky for me." 3. … [Read more...]

How To Make Witch Hat Halloween Treats

  How to Make Chocolate Witch Hats For Your Halloween Party or Whatever This is a great treat to make because it requires so few ingredients and kids are easily able to help while having a lot of fun!  Cupcakes LOVED helping me make (and eat) these delicious witch hats. Ingredients   Fudge Striped Cookies Hershey's Kisses Orange Vanilla Frosting (We bought Halloween Frosting that was already orange, but you could also buy regular vanilla frosting and color it with yellow … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Cupcakes, Tootsie Roll & Their Parents

  This is our first time carving pumpkins in our new home, and its Tootsie Roll's first time actually getting to see the pumpkin being carved.  He was there last year, but couldn't see through my abdomen. I am SO excited for Halloween! Poll: What is Your Favorite Thing about Halloween? [You could also answer this poll on my Facebook page] … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Autumn is So Much More Fun with Kids!

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{Wordless} Go Bears!

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101 Free (or cheap) Fall Activities to do with Kids

Ahhh I love Fall!  I think it's the most nostalgic season. There are so many great activities to do as a family. I've compiled a list of 101 here just for you. If you want to refer back, please pin this post, and I'd love it if you want to share with your friends!! 1. Go for a walk in a forest preserve. 2. Make construction paper leaves.  Decorate with glitter glue. 3. Go on a family stroll - preferably somewhere with trees. 4. Pick apples at an orchard. 5. Pick out a pumpkin and take … [Read more...]

7QT: Introducing InstaLife

- 1 - Happy Friday! I had another fairly quick week but there were some big-deal moments.  So I am welcoming my weekend with open arms.  I *really* better finish my Halloween costumes ASAP! - 2 - Dessert of the Week ICE CREAM! I love it when there's little Oreos in it.  :) Also, not exactly a dessert, but I had my first cup of hot chocolate of the season and it was GLORIOUS!  <3 - 3 - Mystery Date Hobbs has a big surprise date for us a week from tomorrow.  He's been planning … [Read more...]

7QT: Pumpkins, Recipes, Fall Ideas, etc

- 1 - Happy Friday My week started out a bit stressfully (is that a word), but has ended nicely.  As always, looking forward to the weekend! Oh also, this link made me laugh so hard I was crying: Terrible Real Estate Photos - 2 - Dessert of the Week So sorry to disappoint, but this week my dessert has been 100 calorie Oreo packs that Hobbs brought me.  BUT I did have a *delicious* lunch at Portillos the other day.   YUM! [This is not the first 7QT that I have mentioned Portillos … [Read more...]

7QT: Some Serious Stuff, Some Fun Stuff

- 1 - Happy Friday Love Fridays <3  It was a short week, but it didn't really feel that way.  :-/ I know I write almost the same thing about Fridays every week and that it sounds whiney but if you'll allow me to be whiney for half a sentence or so each week, I would be grateful.  It feels good to tell anyone who's willing to listen that I had a rough week.  LOL.  Does that make any sense?? - 2 - Dessert of the Week Have you ever heard of Pistachio Delight?  Its delicious!  My mom … [Read more...]