A Simple, Yet Fun & Inexpensive Outing for Those with Cabin Fever

Do you ever have a day where you just want to GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING FUN?  I was having such a day last week. (Winter in Chicago) However, we are on a very tight budget so we had to find something free or cheap to do.  After a lot of heming and hawing, we landed on going to a mall.  We often go to malls, so we decided to drive a little farther and go to one we hadn't been to in a while. The mall is a simple idea, but we had a GREAT TIME! There was a little play area, and I even let Tootsie … [Read more...]

7QT: New Header, New Room, New Apps

- 1 - Happy Friday! I had a surprise half day today.  Surprise!   Don't you just love summer time?? - 2 - Dessert of the Week I made some cake.  :)  It was chocolate and had white frosting with rainbow sprinkles.  It was amazing.  I thought I took a picture of it, but its gone now and I didn't.  So sorry.  Here's a picture of ice cream and wine.  Don't judge, my hubs fills the glasses up. I love summertime. - 3 - Free Apps for your Preschooler! Check these out; pretty sweet! … [Read more...]

I Love Large Utility Totes!

  The Thirty One special for June is Spend $35, get a Large Utility Tote for $10!  SO You can get 2 Large Utility Totes (LUT) for just $45 (regularly $35 each) There are SO Many Uses for the Large Utility Totes! They helped me move my stuff out of my parents' house. I used them to carry all Cupcakes' stuff as well as party stuff to our bonfire a couple weeks ago. And I use them for laundry. (Isn't this print cute??  Available on the LUT only in June!!) They are sturdy, … [Read more...]

Sponsored Post: Splenda’s Nectresse & My Personal Perfect Black Tea Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I enthusiastically accepted this offer from Social Spark because my husband is a Type 1 Diabetic and has had conversations with me about trying to find a sweetener that is not sugar but doesn't taste like garbage.  He likes Splenda, but very much dislikes Sweet n Low and Equal.  We were both excited to try this new all natural, zero calorie sweetener. Social Spark / Splenda … [Read more...]

7QT: Celebrations, Complaints, and Cupcakes!

- 1 - Happy Friday! 5 days in a row are far too many to work!  But we've arrived!  We're at the end; all we need to do is make it through the day and we'll enter into the beauty that is the weekend!  We can DO IT!  To help, here's a cupcake... - 2 - Cupcake of the Week: Source: celebrations.com via Jamie on Pinterest How cute are these????  I think they'd be SO appropriate for a Halloween party for kids!  :) - 3 - My SmartPhone came! You guys.  I can't believe I didn't get … [Read more...]

Tattling. I May Have Found the Answer. And it’s Name is Tattle Monster.

@4LoveofCupcakes silly one, but just this morning, butter came in to my room and said, "mommy. LB is crying." — MamaPhan (@MamaPhan) April 28, 2012   @4LoveofCupcakes 1st time my middle DD got a spanking from Daddy she told me he spanked her & asked me to kiss her butt. — Paulette (@LittleMsP) April 25, 2012 Tattling. Sometimes it's funny, but most of the time, it's extremely annoying - at least for me, being a daycare teacher and listening to it all day every day.  I needed a … [Read more...]

7QT Cooking and Cupcakes

- 1 - Happy Friday! Hi everyone!  Welcome to another Friday!!  :)  Here's your weekly cupcake: Source: apumpkinandaprincess.com via Jamie on Pinterest Mmm I love mint chocolate chip!! - 2 - Cupcakes Spotlight Since picnik is no longer (WAAAHHH!!!) and I can't find the collage feature on creative kit (google+) - not even sure that feature came over... I am only featuring ONE Cupcake item this week.  Don't worry, I picked a good one! Original Cupcake Handpainted Mixed Media … [Read more...]

Make Yourself Monday

Hey Friends,  If you have my button on your site, could you change it to the new one whenever you get a chance?  Thanks!!<a href="http://forloveofcupcakes.com"><img src="http://forloveofcupcakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/CupcakesPhotoButton.jpg"/>WELCOME to ANOTHER Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!What did YOU Make Yourself this past week?  {Craft, DIY, Artwork, etc...}ORWhat are YOU going to Make of Yourself this week? {Goals, Person, Spirituality}Required … [Read more...]